BK’s sleep habits, more police controversies & the return of Brook Lopez

October 5-12, 2014

Brooklyn stays up later than any other county in the U.S. (18 minutes more than Vegas) [Jawbone]

Last year, a labrador pup was run over and dragged away in the gears of a truck.  Last week, he visited his owner. [Daily News]

Pandora reveals top music by BK neighborhood (including which nabe prefers mariachi and which likes “Jewish comedy”) [Brooklyn Magazine]

Video: police appear to knock out Clinton Hill teen for smoking cigarette [Brooklyn Paper]

The complete Brooklyn Nets preview (including: Brooke Lopez’s triumphant return) [The Brooklyn Game]

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Tale of Two Cities (Real Estate Edition)

“Emerging Brooklyn” house sale prices up 86 percent in one year [Brownstoner]

Video: the not-so-glamorous life of Bed-Stuy squatters [Gothamist]

Park Slope day care for low income kids to be replaced by condos [DNA Info]

First affordable apartments become available in Williamsburg [DNA Info]

Crown Heights rents up 105% from last year [DNA Info]

Ditmas Park landlord one of the worst in the city [Ditmas Park Corner]


City Services

Is the MTA planning to fix your subway stop? The map tells you [DNA Info]

Massive parole center should be downtown not in Gowanus, BBP Adams says [Brownstoner]

25 mile-an-hour speed limit approved [Bensonhurst Bean]

Police and fire fighters rescue Sheepshead Bay man before his boat capsized [Bensonhurst Bean]


More of the week’s best Instagrams [The BK Bridge]

Crimes and Punishments

Video: child of incarcerated parents doc about the fallout of mandatory minimums [Brooklyn Independent Media]

“I got arrested first time for riding a bike on the sidewalk” [Brooklyn Independent Media]

NYPD chokehold complaints double since 2001, study says [DNA Info]


School Fights

State approves new charter school in seven Brooklyn districts [Brooklyn Eagle]

Public school parents complain charters are under enrolled [DNA Info]

City pays $50k in suit over bullied sixth grader who killed  herself [DNA Info]



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