The matzoh ball soup challenge, politics & the pre-K surge

August 24-31, 2014

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The Kiddies Carnival before the Labor Day Parade. Here’s Brooklyn Magazines guide to the J’ouvert and the big festival 

Political Season Heats Up

Major battle erupts for BK’s state senate seat vacated by Eric Adams [Daily News]

Progressive challenges long-time incumbent Martin Dilan in Williamsburg senate race [DNA Info]

Police union tries to scuttle BK’s convention bid by saying the city is now too dangerous [Brokelyn]

Raucus debate for assembly seat covering Brownstone Brooklyn [NY1]



Flatbush family that lost five people struggles to pay for funerals  [NY1]
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Watch: Chabad comedy: instead of ice, try a bucket of scalding matzah ball soup [Crown Heights Info]

Watch: adorable Brooklyn leaguers explain how they won national championship [Brooklyn Community Media]

Prospect Park’s therapeutical horse program gets large donation from Borough Pres [KensingtonBK]

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Red coats retreat (again) in Battle of Brooklyn re-enactment [Brooklyn Eagle]


BK Readies for Pre-K Surge

95% of pre-k slots filled but Comptroller questions school safety [Chalk Beat]

Coverage of the scramble for the coveted seats in Park SlopeKensington,  Ditmas and Bishop Ford HS

In other education news:

DeBlasio defends plan to reduce emphasis on admission test to BK Tech and other specialized schools [Daily News]

Principal fined (but not fired) for making subordinates buy booze, pick up dry cleaning  [Daily News]


The Brooklyn Exodus?

Watch: Sari Botton tearfully breaks up with sexy Brooklyn: “You cost more than I think you’re worth.” [Brooklyn Independent Media]

Gentrification dilemma: Do I take the buyout? [Brooklyn Ink]

BK Mag: Good riddance to those abandoning BK [Brooklyn Magazine]



Cronut shop takes on long time donut shop in Greenpoint pastry war [NY Times]

Using up your summer veggies with these no-cook recipies [DNA Info]

Sunset Park distillery invents pure alcohol with neutral flavor [ Brooklyn]



Open letter to Nets player / gay pioneer Jason Collins: we admire you greatly…now please retire [The Brooklyn Game]

Nets Russian owner inducted in Jewish hall of fame [The Brooklyn Game]

Nets coach Hollins blasts lack of loyalty in today’s NBA [The Brooklyn Game]

Cyclones dramatic drive to the playoffs [Brooklyn Eagle]


Things to Do

Brooklyn Comedy festival [Brooklyn Based]

All the stores coming to Brooklyn this fall [Brooklyn Magazine]

Shrek the musical coming to Bay Ridge [Brooklyn Eagle]


BK Captured. Amazing images from this week in Brooklyn. Here

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