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Transportation Sign put up near the Belt Parkway by former Borough President Marty Markowitz. (Photo: Kai Brinker / Flickr)
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The Belt Parkway, which follows the coast of southern Brooklyn and finishes in Queens, was the greatest source of pothole-related claims against the city during a six-year period that ended last month, according to Comptroller Scott Stringer. An analysis by Stringer’s office released Thursday found that 12,286 so-called “pothole” claims were filed against the city between fiscal…

Police & Fire Sheepshead Bay / Nostrand Houses
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A 75-year-old woman was duct taped to her wheelchair and robbed earlier this month after two men forced their way into her Nostrand Houses apartment, New 12 Brooklyn first reported. The robbery occurred at 6pm on July 16 and was reported the next day, according to the NYPD. The thieves fastened the elderly woman down before pilfering her pension check,…

Arts & Culture fort greene
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Looking for a way to get away without the hassle of taking a trip? Brooklyn Staycation is your guide to taking a breather without ever leaving the borough. Each week, we will zoom in on different Brooklyn neighborhood. Today, we will take you on a walk through Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout. Check out…

Events MCU Park.
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Wednesday, July 29, is 80s Night at MCU Park when the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Hudson Valley Renegades at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and fans will be treated to games, giveaways and other surprises meant to bring on the 80s nostalgia. Don’t leave your neon slouch socks at home! There will be 80s-themed fun throughout…

Business A collection of stores near the intersection of East 16th Street and Sheepshead Bay Road.
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City Councilman Chaim Deutsch is looking to clean up his district’s commercial centers and make them more hospitable to both store owners and shoppers. Deutsch is behind several initiatives, mostly centered around Sheepshead Bay Road, that will increase the police presence in the area, clean up trash, and lift some of the burdensome fines and penalties the…

Events A police car outside the 61st Precinct.
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Next Tuesday, August 4, is National Night Out Against Crime, when more than 15,000 communities across the country join with their local precincts to take back the streets from unlawful activity. In New York City, station houses throughout the five boroughs will be hosting festivals, block parties, cookouts and other events meant to strengthen the…

News & Features John Sampson at a legislative leaders meeting.
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A Brooklyn jury convicted State Senator John Sampson on Friday of obstruction of justice and lying to federal agents as part of a corruption case, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. The most serious of the nine-count indictment, obstruction of justice, carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Sampson was…

Events nypd baseball MCU park
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The Patrol Borough Brooklyn South’s softball team will face off against members of Flatbush Hatzoloh at MCU Park on Monday, August 3, for a charity game benefiting the families of fallen officers. The event honors Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the two officers shot and killed by a deranged gunman last December while sitting in their patrol…

News & Features Sheepshead Bay / Nostrand Houses
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Sheepshead Bay’s public housing complexes have once again landed near the top of the list in a study of NYCHA’s most neglected properties. The Nostrand Houses (2263 Batchelder Street) and Sheepshead Bay Houses (2935 Avenue W) had the 9th and 11th highest number of backlogged repairs out of all public housing properties is Brooklyn, according to numbers…

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