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Music

Noise of summer

Music

Noise of summer

The fourth annual ‘No Fun Fest’ hits Red Hook. Comment
Park Slope

Slope ousts Arabic school; City caves, relocates Gibran Academy to Boerum Hill

The city has given up its controversial plan to squeeze an Arabic language and culture middle school into a Park Slope elementary school — and will now place the controversial Khalil Gibran International Academy in a Boerum Hill high school. Comment
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge pharmacy raided in steroid probe

State drug enforcement authorities raided the popular Bay Ridge mom-and-pop pharmacy Lowen’s on Wednesday, seizing hundreds of thousand of dollars worth of steroids and growth hormones. Comments (3)
Park Slope

Anatomy of a debacle

How Gibran Academy planners got buried — and what they can learn from the process Comment
Park Slope

Principal says ‘salaam’ to Gibran school

The city announced that the first Arabic language and culture academy will be housed in a Boerum Hill high school, just five days after parental opposition forced the city to quash a plan to house the academy in a Park Slope elementary school. Comment

Other Voices

Borough-wide

At long last, please set Judge Phillips free

A guest editorial charges that Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes sent an old adversary, retired Judge John Phillips, on a road to perdition. Comments (3)
Smartmom

Smartmom & OSFO apart for the 1st time

For the first time in 10 years, Smartmom and the Oh So Feisty One are going their separate ways — and both are looking forward to it. Comment
Brooklyn Angle

Let’s hear it for good speaking

Brooklyn Angle

Let’s hear it for good speaking

Our columnist gets an earful of some bad speeches at a college lecture contest. Comments (1)
Dining

New boite on the block

Williamsburg’s Juliette speaks French with a Brooklyn accent. Comment
Bay Ridge

No contest! Miss Polonia pageant fixed!

Bay Ridge

No contest! Miss Polonia pageant fixed!

The fix was in. Inez Zuska, the 21-year-old pride of Bay Ridge, was crowned Miss Polonia — but pageant organizers eliminated the formal judging that was once a Miss Polonia tradition. Comments (1)

The Latest Development News

Downtown

Selloff! But Witnesses say they will remain kings of Kings

The Jehovah’s Witnesses may be selling a third of their Brooklyn Heights holdings, but they’re not going anywhere. Comments (6)
Development

Boro homes buck trend

Brooklyn real-estate prices continue to flout the nation’s weakening market, as house prices rose 9 percent in the first quarter of 2007. Comment
Red Hook

Suds and cargo on tap for Hook

Red Hook may get to drink its beer — and unload its cargo, too, now that city officials are considering retaining a container port that has long been slated for eviction and giving a nearby waterfront parcel to Brooklyn Brewery. Comment
Carroll Gardens

It’s in the jeans

Lucky who? The trendy clothier known for selling 200 jeans with the words “Lucky You” emblazoned on the fly of each pair will open its first Brooklyn store on Smith Street at the end of June, The Stoop has learned. Comment

Atlantic Yards Coverage

Atlantic Yards

Yassky to city: Hold Ratner accountable

Councilman David Yassky slammed city economic development officials for allocating $205 million contribution to the Atlantic Yards mega-development without getting a guarantee that developer Bruce Ratner will make good on all of his “promises” to Brooklyn. Comment
Atlantic Yards

Judge: What is Yards benefit?

A State Supreme Court justice opened a long-awaited legal challenge against Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development last Thursday by grilling state lawyers over whether the project has a substantial enough “public benefit” to justify condemning privately owned buildings and turning then over to the developer. Comment
Atlantic Yards

State will watch Bruce — times 3

The Empire State Development Corporation — which approved developer Bruce Ratner’s the $4-billion mega-project last year — now says it will create two new positions to oversee the project, in addition to an already created (though yet to be filled) job of “environmental monitor.” Comment

Politics

Politics

Press release of the week: No one for prez … yet

State Sen. Eric Adams has not — repeat, has not! — endorsed anyone for president yet. Whew, that was close! Comment
Letters

Arrested pol Karim Camara finally speaks out

A letter from Assemblyman Karim Camara — and other hot missives! Comment
Bay Ridge

Golden ‘running’

It is official: possible mayoral candidate Marty Golden has decided to make the run — for charity, that is. Comment
Dining

The whole enchilada

Dining

The whole enchilada

New Mexican hits Prospect Heights. Comment
Borough-wide

Whoa, Mama!

Four Brooklyn moms weigh in on Mother’s Day. Comment
Theater

Lost in Brooklyn!

A Brooklyn Paper article takes on a new life as a musical. Comment
Park Slope

Dog run in danger?

Park Slope

Dog run in danger?

Will Rover no longer be able to live up to his name during those lazy afternoons in Prospect Park? Comment
Park Slope

He’s Mr. Write: Sloper Auster honored by Beep

Marty gives author Paul Auster an award — and the rest of the Brooklyn Book Festival story. Comments (1)
Checkin’ in with

Sean Meenan

The Cafe Habana Outpost mastermind chats with GO Brooklyn about his eco-friendly restaurant. Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Paper gets NOW nod; National women’s group honors us

The National Organization for Women is praising The Brooklyn Paper for becoming the first newspaper in the borough to join NOW’s campaign to ban ads for “escort services” and “massages” — ads that many believe support human trafficking and prostitution rings. Comment
Park Slope

Cops seek robber who is either working or fishing

Cops are searching for a robber who broke into an Eighth Avenue apartment on May 4 and took power tools and a fishing pole — and all the other crime news from Park Slope. Comment
Theater

Moaning and whaling

Moby-Dick takes new life in a cemetery. Comment

Neighborhood Columnists

PS … I Love You

Just say neigh at this stable

Manhattan lost its riding academy, but Brooklyn still has its stable. Comment
Brooklyn South

No room for this here hotel

Our columnist explains why a hotel plan on Atlantic Avenue died — and why it’s a good thing. Comments (1)
Yellow Hooker

Ghost of Nixon is Eaton Craig

Our columnist analyzes why an otherwise reasonable man would want to head the Brooklyn Republican Party. Comments (1)
Greene Acres

This ‘Angel’ is still broken

The Broken Angel may finally have met its demise, thanks to a recent court ruling. Comment
Heights Lowdown

DUMBO asks, ‘Can we talk’?

The third part in our trilogy about the battle between a DUMBO baker and a man scorned. Comment
Fort Greene

Gun heists shatter DUMBO’s calm

Life in trendy DUMBO isn’t always as hip and happy as it seems: Two people were robbed by separate pairs of thieves who showed off — or claimed to have — handguns on the cobblestone streets of one of downtown Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhoods within days of each other last week, police said. Plus all your crime news from Downtown, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. Comment
Bay Ridge

Diagnosis: Severe case of missing car

A man who got a clean bill of health at a local hospital on May 3 came outside to find that he no longer had a car — plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst. Comment
Music

All ages

Music

All ages

Canadian indie rockers Shapes and Sizes bring all-ages fun to Park Slope. Comment

Other Local Stories

Bay Ridge

‘Raccoon House’ vexes neighbors

Bay Ridge

‘Raccoon House’ vexes neighbors

What is the deal with that abandoned house on 79th Street? Ah, therein lies a great story. Comments (2)
Park Slope

9th Street bike lane losing air

A city plan to put bike lanes on Park Slope’s Ninth Street has proven to be surprisingly controversial, meeting with opposition again this week, this time from state Sen. Eric Adams (D–Park Slope). Comment
Fort Greene

Eat and shop on the same corner

Fort Greene

Eat and shop on the same corner

A jeweler from Niger plies his trade at Madiba. Comment
Carroll Gardens

Everybody on the bike!

More than a hundred bicyclists rode from DUMBO to Red Hook last Saturday on what was the first-ever bicycle tour along the long fenced-off waterfront. Comment
Fort Greene

A story as lovely as a tree

Fort Greene Park has the only “tree trail” in the city. Comment
Downtown

Titans’ ‘Clutch’ battle is over

A squat little DUMBO building that was coveted by two Brooklyn real-estate titans is about to be demolished by the man who won the fight. Comment
Downtown

Street lines explained

A look at all those weird markings on Joralemon Street. Comment
Music

Water music

Music

Water music

McCarren Park’s pool opens up for another summer of concerts Comment
Fashion

Lip locks

Mustache bash comes to Red Hook Comment
Mayor Bloomberg asked ferry companies Tuesday to offer year-round passenger boat service between Manhattan and the Rockaways — and maybe, just maybe, bring more boats to Bay Ridge. Comment
Checkin’ in with

Spring cleaning expert speaks

Spring cleaning — is it a myth? We found out more about this ancient rite. Comment
Bay Ridge

Viking ship lands in Ridge

Hide the woman and children; a band of Vikings is headed our way. But don’t worry, they’re not here to pillage — they’re just promoting Scandinavian heritage. Comment
Borough-wide

Civic Calendar

All the important meetings you should be going to. Comment
Art

Nest of art

Check out the latest public art in Prospect Park! Comment

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