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  1. reasons to love new york
    A $45 Million Effort to Make Pregnancy Less Deadly in BrooklynThe borough president spent his entire capital budget on midwives, NICUs, and more.
  2. bird talk
    Meet Brooklyn’s Newest Power CoupleRecent bald-eagle sightings are delighting human visitors and terrorizing bird residents in Prospect Park.
  3. the city politic
    Al Vann, the Brooklyn Progressive Who Reshaped New YorkHis contributions — the institutions he built, the leaders he mentored, and the opening of the system he engineered — will stand the test of time.
  4. the city politic
    Why the Brooklyn Democratic Party Is at War With ItselfA fight over neighborhood patronage gigs has led to threats, insults, accusations, lawsuits, and an effort to oust the party’s first female boss.
  5. stop the presses
    ‘The Media Variant’ Hits New York CityIt began in the group chats. Everyone seemed to know someone who’d tested positive. Then it hit Twitter.
  6. the grub street diet
    State Senator Jabari Brisport Loves to Explain That Oreos Are Vegan“Wait — what’s the cream made out of?”
  7. covid-19
    Cuomo Closing Schools in 9 NYC Zip Codes on TuesdayThe governor did not approve the city’s plan to shutter nonessential businesses or indoor dining, but that might still happen on Wednesday.
  8. housing
    The Eco–Yogi Slumlords of BrooklynHow did a couple who built an empire of yoga studios, vegan restaurants, and homes with “living walls” end up as pandemic villains?
  9. scenes
    The Brooklyn Block Party That Doesn’t StopDancing in the street at St. James Joy in Clinton Hill.
  10. life in pictures
    The Brooklyn Borough President Sleeps at His DeskEric Adams, encamped at Borough Hall.
  11. more like noped
    Mopeds Are Coming for New York CityAnybody with a driver’s license can rent a Revel moped. Which seems potentially dangerous.
  12. real estate
    The Last Residents of the Hotel BossertWhat’s it like to live in a nearly abandoned building?
  13. tribes
    The (Almost) Lost Gay History of BrooklynFrom Hart Crane cruising at the St. George to male beauty contests on Coney Island.
  14. openings
    Inside Brooklyn’s New, Supersized Russ & DaughtersThe Navy Yard outpost officially opens today.
  15. criminal justice system
    Lawsuit Alleges ‘Inhumane’ Conditions in Frigid Brooklyn JailThe power came back Sunday after inmates in Brooklyn were stuck in the cold and dark for a week.
  16. trials
    Finally, Some Real Menace Enters the El Chapo CourtroomBut not from the kingpin himself.
  17. el chapo
    The El Chapo Defense: He’s No Kingpin, He’s a HenchmanPlus, a squealing underling, and other recent highlights from the trial.
  18. el chapo
    The El Chapo Trial Is Already a Movie SetThe drug kingpin takes the stage in Brooklyn.
  19. mta
    Get on the Bus: A Radical Plan for Brooklyn’s Bus NetworkTwo urban planning experts argue that putting buses first could help fix New York’s transit woes.
  20. Pizza Guy Detained by ICE While Delivering to Brooklyn Army BasePablo Villavicencio says he’s brought food to the Fort Hamilton base many times before, but on Friday something went wrong.
  21. New York Police Kill Bipolar Black Man Armed With a Small Glass PipePolice say that they thought the pipe, which had a knob on its end, was a gun.
  22. the city
    What New York Should Learn From the Park Slope Crash That Killed Two ChildrenMost of these not-really-accidental events are preventable by steps more powerful than telling people to “be careful.”
  23. reasons to love new york
    A Reason to Love New York for Every Day of 2017 (So Far)In an attempt to prove it hasn’t been such an awful year after all…
  24. bill de blasio’s new york
    Mayor Bill de Blasio Teases Citywide Ferry Service, Coming This SummerThe company is hiring as the system prepares to open new routes from Astoria, the Rockaways, and South Brooklyn.
  25. no ban no wall
    Thousands Protest Outside Chuck Schumer’s Brooklyn Home Over Trump Cabinet PicksOn Prospect Park West.
  26. brooklyn
    Guilty White Liberals Are Purchasing Racial IndulgencesFor $25 to $100 a month, the Safety Pin Box will tell you what you can do about your privilege, without causing you any real material discomfort.
  27. the urbanist
    The Globalization of Local RadioDonga shows in Darwin, Australia, choro deep cuts in Rio, and shipping-container electronica in Brooklyn.
  28. politics
    Suspicious White Powder Leads to Partial Evacuation of Clinton Campaign HQThe incident is being investigated by the NYPD and U.S. Secret Service.
  29. select all
    41 Companies Imagining the Future From a Brooklyn ShipyardAudacious ideas are being launched in an old factory.
  30. Woman Reportedly Killed at J’Ouvert After Asking Man to Stop Grinding on HerThe NYPD has arrested one person as officials say the annual festival won’t be cancelled.
  31. Two Killed, Multiple People Injured in Shootings During J’ouvert CelebrationsDespite a heightened NYPD presence and security measures.
  32. Brooklyn’s Building Boom Went a Bit WildAn area of downtown Brooklyn is about to be “saturated” with open apartments, according to a New York Times report.
  33. architecture
    Can We Get Development in Bushwick Right?At the Rheingold site, ODA tries to balance the needs and wants of rich and poor alike.
  34. Man Beaten With Selfie Stick by Rogue Brooklyn TeenYes, really.
  35. cityscape
    Will Brooklyn Finally Get a World-Class Skyline?A handful of new projects promise an end to Downtown’s drab-construction boom. 
  36. utopias
    When the Singularity Arrives, Will We All Have Roommates?Taking a closer look at co-living.
  37. Can Downtown Brooklyn Become Walkable?Brooklyn Strand, a new de Blasio development plan, aims to connect patchy greenspace into a walkable urban utopia — if it ever gets built.
  38. from the archives
    Revisiting the Last Great Debate Over Skyscraper ShadowsAnother tall building, another fight over a share of light. 
  39. Prospect Park Hires Goats As Adorable Fix for Hurricane Damage The Prospect Park Alliance is taking a gambol.
  40. the urbanist
    These Are the Cities Within New York CityPart industrial park, part adult playground.
  41. Second White Guy Assaulted in Brooklyn by Man Calling Him ‘Cracka’The cracka attacka strikes again.
  42. awful things
    4 of 5 Suspects in Brooklyn Park Gang-Rape Case Set FreeOne is being held, but for a separate case.
  43. Four in Custody After Brooklyn Gang Rape, Two Turned in by Their Families The incident became a public manhunt over the weekend. 
  44. mystery!
    It’s That Time of Year: Goat Heads Are Starting to Appear in BrooklynWell, at least one was discovered in Crown Heights.
  45. feature
    Inside the Brooklyn Uzbek CommunityWhen two young men were arrested en route to Syria, they felt upset, maligned, and only a little sympathetic.
  46. superfund sites
    Environmental Activist Swims in the Gowanus Canal — AgainBecause one dip in raw-sewage waters is never enough. 
  47. every rat has its day
    Kimmy Schmidt Briefly Gives Us ‘Pizza Rat Blvd’Does this presage a pizza-rat spinoff series? We hope so.
  48. scenes
    Watching the Debate With Brooklyn’s Bernie FansBernie is bae, say the T-shirts. 
  49. real estate
    Brooklyn Real Estate to Manhattan: ‘What’s Good?’As record-breaking sales continue, the borough has become a choice, rather than a priced-out-of-Manhattan necessity — and Queens is rising, too.
  50. a matter of life and death
    87-Year-Old Brooklyn Woman Declared Dead, Much to Her SurpriseWhat happens when you accidentally get on the Death Master File.
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