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0 Brooklyn News Roundup: January 26-30

After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces…






Politics
0 Lentol Won’t Run For Assembly Speaker Seat After All

The race to fill the New York State Assembly Speaker seat — now vacated by scandal-plagued Assemblymember Sheldon Silver — won’t include local Assemblymember Joseph Lentol as a candidate. Lentol withdrew his name from consideration in after “recogniz[ing that he does] not…



Photos
0 Photo Finish: Know Thyself

A reminder to cheer our own good qualities. Keep on sharing photos with us at editor@fortgreenefocus.com, add them to our Flickr group, or tag them #ftgfocus on Instagram, and we’ll post them on the site. Also, like us on Facebook, or follow…



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Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Events: Through Sunday, February 1

Below you’ll find information on events through the weekend in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this weekend. Check back Monday to see what’s scheduled next week! ONGOING Open (C)all: The Artists Studio When: Through February 8 from 10am-8pm daily except Sundays Where: BRIC House at 647 Fulton Street What: See the spectacular work of BRIC Registry artists. How much: Free FRIDAY,…

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This Weekend’s Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Open House Picks

We’ve rounded up some of the more interesting open houses happening around Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this weekend. Any thoughts on these places? 325 Clinton Avenue #8H List Price: $549,000, $804 maintenance Size: Two bedrooms, one bathroom Details: This Pratt and Flea vicinity place offers a large master bedroom and smaller bedroom or office, large…

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Bite Of The Day: Lunch At Burger UrWay

It’s not easy to find a good, quick, cheap but not cheaply-made burger nowadays, even with the proliferation of sandwich and burger joints in Brooklyn. But there are always hidden gems and reliable standbys to be found, especially in neighborhoods like Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, where small businesses old and new bump elbows. So when…

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88th Precinct Crime Statistics: January 12-18

This week saw an increase in overall crime (20) compared to the previous week (20), as well as an increase in rapes (one more), robbery (from 5 to 9), burglary (from 2 to 4), and auto thefts (from 0 to 1). There was also a notable increase in the number of housing, petit larceny and misdemeanor…

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A 3/4 Flip-Flop & More Subway Service Changes This Weekend

Below you’ll find weekend subway service changes for the A, C, G, B, Q, D, N, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines in Brooklyn, plus the Franklin Avenue shuttle. Check back Monday to see what’s happening next week. Changes via MTA.info. 3 Line No 3 trains running Weekends, 11:30pm on Friday, January 30, to 5am on Sunday,…