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0 Brooklyn News Roundup: Week Of July 27-31

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 the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites that are worth a read this…




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Tuesday: Meet Local Police At The National Night Against Crime Outdoor Fairs In Fort Greene Park And The Whitman Houses

If you have questions about police-community relations or about issues on your street and neighborhood, and want to meet local police officers face-to-face, then now’s your chance. Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4 is the National Night Against Crime — a nationwide day where police precincts across the city and country hold community festivals in their neighborhoods…

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Five New York Medical Marijuana Manufacturers Approved, But None Will Serve Brooklyn

New York just took a huge step towards making medical marijuana accessible to patients across the state — just not in Brooklyn or Staten Island. Five organizations licensed by the State Department of Health to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in New York were announced last Friday, July 31, but of the 25 manufacturing and…

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Bite Of The Day: Go Veg At Alice’s Arbor

Last autumn, we noted how festive the Alice’s Sister sandwich ($9) is ahead of the holiday season, with its layers of turkey, cranberry aioli, gruyere cheese, lettuce, and tomato bringing a meal to life as “one part holiday reminiscence and one part unpretentious New York deli-style greatness.” But Alice’s Arbor is of course more than that one sandwich,…

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Tuesday: Meet Local Police At The National Night Against Crime Outdoor Fairs In Fort Greene Park And The Whitman Houses

If you have questions about police-community relations or about issues on your street and neighborhood, and want to meet local police officers face-to-face, then now’s your chance. Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4 is the National Night Against Crime — a nationwide day where police precincts across the city and country hold community festivals in their neighborhoods…

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BQE And Atlantic Avenue Are Among The City’s Worst Roadways For Potholes

The Belt Parkway and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) came in first and third, respectively, as the greatest source of pothole-related claims against the city during a six-year period that ended last month, according to a new Claimstat report released by Comptroller Scott Stringer. An analysis by Stringer’s office released Thursday found that 12,286 so-called “pothole”…