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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This week’s BK Bridge images

Tale of Two Cities (Real Estate Edition)

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

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BK Captured: October 5-12, 2014

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By Belgianwaffler, “Williamsburg Camoflage fail”


By Mpolonyc


jimmy lips
By Jimmy Lips, wrestling at Barclays


By Dilloncollins, Bedford


aliceboreham early mornng walkies in the beach brighton beach
By Aliceboreham, “early morning walkies in Brighton Beach


tomjoad27 greenpoint
By Tomjoad27, Greenpoint


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By Thirtysixframesmedia, Metalworker Rick, in Red Hook


By Nearpivotal


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By Kellydaughter, a wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden


By Breeskii19


kensington stables urban horse
By Kensington Stables, “Urban horse”


By Falconeve, Nets play the Israeli Maccabees


BK Captured, September 30-October 5, 2014

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By Savoring moments, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 11


By Miikedima89


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By Brooklynvegan, “Neil Diamond warming up the crowd with stories about Erasmus High School”


bryanatie brooklyn fashion week
By bryanatie, Brooklyn Fashion Week


xxjoshbrownxx crownheights
By xxjoshbrownxx, Crown Heights


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By asamk, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Carousel


By atitlan88


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By veesvision, Sunset Park, sidewalk Chamoyhadas


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By greenpointers, Williamsburg


By atombrozik,  Green-Wood Cemetery


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By taraleigha, Roller Disco, Prospect Park


sviktorie sheepshead bay piers
By sviktorie, Sheepshead Bay Piers


By simmonsdgz


By rosleensandlas


aguilarrob sunset park
By aguilarrob, Sunset Park


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By johnsearsmedia, South Williamsburg


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By divakazz, Spielberg filming in Brooklyn Heights


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by coninkje83, “Rooftop farming at its biggest”


ayalens sheepshead bay piers
By ayalens, Sheepshead Bay Piers


By barreradm1975

“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]

BK Captured — Sept 22-29, 2014

biggerthanpangea the most phone-grabbing image in bk has just happened. paralzying sense of wonder. people getting out of their cars, stopping instreets, it may be theend of the world park slope
By biggerthanpangea, “The most phone-grabbing image in BK has just happened. Paralyzing sense of wonder. People getting out of their cars, stopping in streets. It may be the end of the world.”


By mivhcela


cminard1012 the one where they dye the gowanus canal flourescent green
By cminard1012, “The one where they dye the Gowanus Canal flourescent green.”


elzzle chess
By elzzle. An intense game of chess.


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By foodgazum, a red velvet doughnut ice cream sandwich at Peter Pan Bakery in Greenpoint


By guruahir


imanihenry WE WON flatbush crownheights
By iaminhenry, “WE WON — Flatbush, Crown Heights”


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By ladiosa8509, “Los papi rinc d Brooklyn”


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By livebyladybugs


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By leybediaz, in Industry City


thehelmetclub the babies gotta lock uptoo
By thehelmetclub, “the babies gotta lock up too.”



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By brooklynnets


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By noiseofmaidson, The Black Keys at Barclays


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By ras campagne, Greenpoint


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By steentime, Brooklyn Bridge Park


By syriik


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By joncronin, Prospect Heights

BK Captured, September 15-22, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum high heels exhibit, by sharimorita
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Morning glories at the East NY Phoenix Community Garden, by shuterblig
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“7Williams5 is Brooklyn in the house without a doubt.” Brownsville, Flatbush, East NY.
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By achury2

By argobble

The Gerritsen Creek Estuary and Salt Marsh, by angel zayas
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By badassacademy, Bay Ridge
badassacademy bay ridge

By beatthegrid, Lefferts Gardens
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Carroll Gardens chalking bodies, by emilsparks
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Public Enemy, in Nets jersey, at Brooklyn Bowl, by foxxinthefield
foxxinthefield public enemy at brooklyn bowl

By gswetz2

By claireltravelrs
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Walking from Dyker to Bay Ridge to Shore Road, “perfect day,” by marissacorvo
marissacorvo walking from dyker to bay ridge to shore road perfect day

Fitness in Bay Ridge, by megabongcko
megabongcko fitness bay ridge

Crown Heights, by mshomey
mshomey crownheights

“Gonna miss summer paddleboarding,” in Bay Ridge, by tommydunbar
tommydunbar gonna miss summer  paddleboarding bayridge

“A lot of cheesecake,” Cuomo loses Brownstone BK & more

September 8-14, 2014


“That’s a lot of  cheesecake,” says Junior’s owner after turning down $45 million offer to move [NY Times]

Cuomo loses to Teachout in Brownstone Brooklyn; wins everywhere else [The BK Bridge]

Bushwick declared one of the 15 coolest neighborhoods in the world

The 50 most influential people in BK Food [Brooklyn Magazine]

Meet the BK moms who coped with the stress of parenting by becoming world-class body builders [Brooklyn Independent Media]

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Gentrification Cold War

“Black Brooklyn Stand Your Ground” [Q at Parkside]

Lawsuit: Landlord swapping poor minorities for “more affluent white tenants” [NY Post]

Supposedly angry about gentrification, two women threaten to execute white tenants if they didn’t leave their apartment [Daily News]

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BK Primary Results –Cuomo Loses Brownstone Brooklyn

Overall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeated Zephyr Teachout in Brooklyn by 65% to 27%, slightly higher than his statewide total.

But Brownstone Brooklyn actually voted more for his dark horse opponent. Teachout won the Assembly District 44, which includes Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Ocean Parkway and parts of Ditmas. She also won AD 52, which includes Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill.

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Source: New York City Board of Elections

Other Brooklyn election results, via The Brooklyn Eagle.

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