“Insane” community protests, Neil Diamond’s sneak concert and more

September 22-30, 2014

“How do you improve a neighborhood without forcing the current residents out as it gets nicer? I’m not sure anyone has ever figured out how.”
Where will the Brooklyn boom go next?  [BK Bureau]

Absentee owners storm community garden, start ripping up flower beds [Maple Street Garden]

Sheepshead Bay development would be 4 times bigger than anything built [Sheepshead Bites]

Two years after the Barclays Center opened, which local businesses have won and lost? [Commercial Observer]

Fight over a proposed high rise in PLG has fractured the community:


“G-d Loves Brooklyn”

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A double-rainbow over Brooklyn led to an Insta-frenzy of great pictures from all over the borough [The BK Bridge]



fdny25n-2-webDfdny25n-1-weban Heglund, Howard Bischoff, Robert Leaver.  Three local firefighters all became ill while responding to 9/11 and all died  — on the same day — this week. [Daily News]

“I felt at least Robert and Howie went off to heaven together”

The Good  Parts

Secret Neil Diamond Concert – first ever in Brooklyn – this Monday [Brooklyn Based]

Best new restaurant name, or too cute?: Bon Chovie (anchovy restaurant!) [Brooklyn Independent Media]

BAM film festival rides NYC subways through history [The L Magazine]

The best jukeboxes in Williamsburg [BK Mag]

Citizen protector of very rough housing project [NY Times]

Images from BK


From The BK Bridge

Bad Brooklynites

Newman! Flatbush postal worker arrested for hoarding 40,000 pieces of mail [Ditmas Park Corner]

Why the teen kicked the cat: “It was bothering me” [NY Post]

Second arrest in double sexual assaults on same woman [NY 1]

Protests erupt over this video of police manhandling pregnant Sunset Park woman
[Huffington Post]

Islamaphobia in Brooklyn [Brooklyn Independent Media]
“It’s the Muslims’ turn.”

The Nets Season Approaches

ICYMI: The Nets off season was bizarre [The Brooklyn Game]

Joe Johnson cracks up describing Jason Kidd’s lazy practices [The Brooklyn Game]

Kevin Garnett back looser than ever [The Brooklyn Game]

Life in the Big City

Are you a sociopath if you let your dog pee on garbarge bags? [Brooklyn Magazine]

Violent sex offenders residing in unmarked PLG building [Brooklyn Eagle]

A gang of flirts robs Williamsburg man [Free Williamsburg]

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