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Community Wants More Police in McCarren Park After Teen Beating

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park By Paul Bisceglio   Just days after a teen punched a cop in the face and a group of teens attacked a lifeguard at McCarren Park Pool, more teenage violence  struck the Williamsburg park last week when a 16-year-old was stabbed and beaten close to death by a group of other high schoolers. A Walk [&hellip
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Brooklyn Residents Drinking on Stoop Receive Summons for Drinking in Public

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Photo by thezartorialist.com. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. By Paul Bisceglio Andrew Rausa celebrated Independence Day on a brownstone stoop in Boerum Hill last Wednesday like countless other Brooklynites: with friends, a grill and a few beers. When an unmarked police car stopped in front of them, he told the New York Times, he thought they might be in trouble for the grill. [&hellip
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Coalition Against Soda Ban Trying To Amass Support

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons Brooklyn flooded with picketers voicing opposition against Bloomberg proposal More contention against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban bloomed again this weekend, as the New Yorkers for Beverage Choices hit the sands of Brooklyn this weekend in effort to voice their opinion. Members of the coalition, along with supports of the coalition’s efforts, canvassed along Coney [&hellip
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McCarren Park Closes For Third Time Since Reopening

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McCarren Park Pool before it was filled in. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons  Fecal matter, although expected, adds to the pool’s list of problems Remember last week’s article saying that unwanted waste is more welcome in a pool than fighting? Well, the sentiment was heard. The just-reopened, newly-renovated McCarren Park Pool was closed for the third time since its unveiling on June 28 because, per DNAInfo, someone had a [&hellip
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Popup Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park Looking Hotter (or Cooler?) Than McCarren Park Pool

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A popup pool opened Friday in Brooklyn Bridge Park with an exclusive capacity of sixty swimmers. The pool, with its view of the Manhattan skyline, opened preceding the weekend heatwave which was expected to surpass the 100 degree mark, though it only hit a recorded high of 95. Brooklyn Bridge Park pool will be open [&hellip
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Brooklyn Hires Tough Texas Collection Agencies to Recover Millions in Unpaid Parking Tickets

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The New York World reports this morning: Tire irons like this one are just one weapon in the city’s arsenal against unpaid parking fines. (AP Photo) The boots clamped on the wheels of some parked cars in Brooklyn this summer are just one weapon in the city’s war on unpaid parking tickets and other fines. [&hellip
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Velazquez Scores Decisive Primary Win Over Three Challengers

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Nydia_Velázquez Lopez-backed candidate, Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, falls short by Alan Krawitz The 2012 Democratic primary in the newly created 7th District. which includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens and the Lower East Side, was billed by many to be one of the toughest challenges of Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s 10 terms in office. But, that storyline fell [&hellip
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Buzzed About “Feminine Presence” Event Canceled

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Marty Golden UPDATE: Is the event canceled? That’s what the Daily News’ Ken Lovett tweets. And now it’s confirmed by the Daily Intel. However, the “bum rush” event’s founder Jon Reznick says on Facebook that the anti-Golden event is still going forward. ORIGINAL PIECE: Following up on our article this morning about an event being held by [&hellip
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New McCarren Park Pool Having Problems With Fighting, Thievery

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The park prior to renovations - photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Fight and thieves bringing negative reactions to the newly-renovated pool The newly reopened McCarren Park Pool is having a few problems more severe than the occasional toddler screaming. The park, amidst an array of criminal problems, was shut down for the second time since its $50 million opening last Thursday, The Huffington Postreports. After a [&hellip
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State Senator to Hold Event Teaching the “Feminine Presence”

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Photo by Hippohere, courtesy of Flickr Commons. Have we stumbled into an episode of Mad Men? Later this month, Republican State Sen. Marty Golden’s office is holding a career-development event for women in his southern Brooklyn district teaching them “Posture, Deportment and the Feminine Presence.” That’s according to a taxpayer-funded mailing being sent out in Golden’s district, which an offended reader passed [&hellip
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