Today’s Links: Toxic Algae Blooms in Prospect Park Lake, Fort Greene Neighbors Get Smoked Out & More

Today’s Links: Toxic Algae Blooms in Prospect Park Lake, Fort Greene Neighbors Get Smoked Out & More
Prospect Park’s Long Meadow on a clear Sunday afternoon (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)

Despite the sunny weekend perfect for park visits, it looks the like the toxic algae bloom is back in Prospect Park Lake for the fifth year running—don’t let your kids (or dogs) in that water!

Police have decided to issue no tickets and make no arrests in the car crash that killed Shaena Sinclair last week in Canarsie—and caused debate about speed camera legislation.

With the previous program set to expire today and State Senator Felder not looking to budge, it appears the program will end—though some people are ready to blame Governor Cuomo.

An ex-FDNY union boss was hit with an aggravated DWI charge after driving his city-funded car into a crowd last week. He lost his job running the FDNY pension fund following his arrest, but at least his drug results came back negative…

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and the ire of neighbors: Fort Greene restaurant Metta, known for charred vegetable dishes, has been disgorging smoke into their neighbor’s windows—now, an air-quality violation from the Department of Environmental Protection is going before the Environmental Control Board.

An Israeli real-estate company has invested roughly $40 million in the Caesar’s Bay Bazaar in Bath Beach, which is anchored by a Modell’s and a Kohl’s, but could have a major new tenant as Toys-R-Us goes out of business.

As 80 Flatbush churns along, an HIV/AIDS treatment center will close in less than a month—and its patients haven’t been informed. The facility will reopen in Bushwick, but critics are worried that patients may not be able to switch locations.

And speaking of 80 Flatbush—the Borough president recommended lopping about 300 feet off the top!

With most of New York parents abuzz over high school admissions, what role do middle schools play in the process? Brooklyn’s IS 187, New York’s “best,” may provide some insight…

After 30 years, the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association is still looking to the future—with plans to keep growing along with its community.

Hopefully, a rising tide will lift all boats—a new report shows Brooklyn setting economic records and Bed-Stuy booming. Hopefully, it’ll provide economic opportunity for long-term residents, like many of those profiled by Black-Owned Brooklyn (who the Times finally caught wind of).


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