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Double stan-turd! Dogs owners must scoop poop, while the horsey set can ride on

Windsor Terrace: Something stinks — and it’s that pile of horse manure! Comments (8)

Council candidates react to the school question

Election: Click below to find out whether your would-be councilman or woman has a school-age child in private school — and what his or her rivals think of that!
DUMBO: The posh River Café has dished up a $3-million complaint against everyone associated with last summer’s tree-killing Waterfalls art installation, charging that salty mist from the falls damaged the eatery’s manicured grounds and facilities. Comments (4)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board has heard the entire debate and makes its decision: We support the federal Superfund designation of the Gowanus Canal. Comments (3)
Brooklyn Angle: Our readers have spoken: They want Sharon Mesmer to be the next poet laureate of Brooklyn. Comments (1)

Duffield neighbors are hostile to the new hostel

Downtown: The builders behind Duffield Street’s half-finished Hotel Indigo revealed renderings this week for another boutique hotel on the Downtown throughway — the fourth inn planned for the block between Fulton and Willoughby streets. And not everyone is happy. Comments (2)

And from the mailbag

Letters: A nice mix of letters, including one on the Gowanus Canal clean-up and a poem about the F train! Comment

Secret is out at Garden cafe — it’s closed for good!

Dining: Prospect Heights eaters are mourning the surprise loss of the Garden Cafe, which closed abruptly last month after a pioneering 24-year run on Vanderbilt Avenue. Comments (5)

Tough to play the real-estate game

Cartoon: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming offers his take on free-falling house prices in the borough. Comment

Yassky’s boxed in

Williamsburg: Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights) took a break from campaigning for city comptroller and took over the foursquare court at Saturday’s “Williamsburg Walks” event. Comments (5)
Shopping: Exclusive: Whole Foods has shelved its plans to open its first Brooklyn branch on Third Avenue near the Gowanus Canal, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (34)

‘Eternal Sunshine’ house may not be torn down after all

Williamsburg: The final credits haven’t rolled for a cinematic Williamsburg home that was once slated for demolition. Comment

‘Alternate’ reality for Heights and DUMBO as parking rules change

Brooklyn Heights: Downtown, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill and Brooklyn Heights will finally get in on the alternate-side-of-the-street parking holiday starting on Monday, when city workers begin the six- to eight-week chore of installing new signs to reflect changes in street cleaning rules. Comments (1)
Park Slope: The City Council has paved the way for the demolition of a 108-year-old Fourth Avenue schoolhouse to make room for a new building with triple the capacity. Comments (4)

In the 33rd district, one candidate is truly in ‘jeopardy’

Election: Answer: This Park Slope brainiac has moved beyond the world of game show competition and entered the rough and tumble world of Brooklyn politics to endorse a candidate for the City Council seat being vacated by David Yassky. Comments (1)
Music: They Might Be Giants sat down with us at Terrace Bagels a few days before Saturday’s family show in Prospect Park. Cool. Comments (1)

Laissez les bons temps rouler avec les Francais de Smith Street en 12 Juillet

Event: That headline is French to honor Sunday’s big Bastille Day street fair on Smith Street. Comments (5)

It ain’t easy being Green — if you want to get on the ballot

Election: David Pechefsky begins the long struggle to run as a Green in one of the city’s most-liberal neighborhoods. Comments (2)

Get out of the subway and onto one of his scooters

Shopping: A new Downtown shop wants you to save money, save gas and get into the Zen spirit of owning your own scooter. Comments (7)
Meadows of Shame: Mystery solved: The Prospect Park Alliance said it wanted to clean the park this weekend, but was stymied because there was no place to put the garbage! Comments (9)
Development: After bucking a national trend for more than a year, home prices in Brooklyn are finally in free fall, a new study revealed on Monday. Comments (5)

Slope writer offers cons from the pros of comedy

Checkin’ in with: What makes something funny? And, more important, how can you get your screenplay made? Find out here. Comments (1)

Smoky fire burns water tank factory

Williamsburg: Brooklyn didn’t have an official fireworks show this year, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any smoke in the sky on July 4. Comment

What’s the matter with kids these days? Computers!

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Smartmom day at BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Smartmom bemoans the Oh So Feisty One’s “virtual sleepover” with her pal, Luvbud. Comments (1)

Built to thrill: The Siren Festival is back

Nightlife: On July 18, the ninth annual Siren Festival will once again transform the People’s Playground into the Rocker’s Rec Room. Comment

No ‘truffle’ eating this whole pie

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The best thing we ate this week? The truffle pizza at Toby’s Public House in Greenwood Heights. Comment
Meadows of Shame: And Park Slopers weren’t pleased. Comments (27)
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Now some ‘Frank’ speaking about Bushwick

Rhythm & News: In his latest “Rhythm and News” feature, the Bard of Bushwick, Frank Hoier, sings about...Bushwick! Comment

Melissa’s shortcake recipe is berry good

Dining: Our top chef gives us another great summertime recipe. Comments (2)
Podcast: Joey Chestnut eats 68 HDBs. Eat it, Japan! Comments (3)

The fall of man! Elephants beat humans at Coney contest

Brooklyn Angle: In what may have been humanity’s most humbling day since scientists taught a monkey to communicate by sign language, a trio of elephants from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus defeated three legendary human athletes in a hot dog bun-eating contest in Coney Island this afternoon. Comments (4)
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A freaky three-way for the Smash or Trash team!

Smash or Trash: With a big music weekend upon us, the Smash or Trash team reviews three new songs. Comment
Park Slope: Windsor Terrace residents are railing against a crew of skateboarders who hang out in the circle at the end of Prospect Park West. Comments (61)
Coney Island: Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan to redevelop Coney Island came under a blistering attack from a hostile City Council committee last week. Comments (8)

Not for Nuthin’

Perspective: We promised her − “You pass your Regents and all your classes and we’ll do something special − your choice.” Comment

Local congregations rededicates scrolls

Canarsie: Judaism’s most revered symbols – the Torah scrolls – were honored with a gala procession through Sheepshead Bay to celebrate the rededication of the holy scriptures at Congregation Beth Shalom of Kings Bay. Comment

Guide to upcoming civic meetings

Canarsie: The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718−615−2500, ext. 2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment

New playground at P.S. 226

Canarsie: Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s plan to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10−minute walk of a recreational space bore its first fruits when Hizzoner helped snip the ribbon on a new, $650,000 playground at Public School 226. Comment

It’s only my opinion

Perspective: And here, my friends, is more of “America – By the Numbers” Comment

Canarsie closer to new charter school

Canarsie: A proposal to establish a new charter school in Canarsie is moving forward. Comment

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Bring in the ponies! Comment

‘Hutch’ is saluted as a real−life super cop

Canarsie: On any given day in the 67th Precinct on Snyder Avenue, Detective Leroy “Hutch” Hutchinson can be found in the building’s lobby, talking with visitors. Comment

High note for developing P.S. 52 musicians

Canarsie: Budding virtuosos commanded the spotlight – and wowed the crowd – when they teamed up for a recital at Public School 52. Comment

Be an MDA vollie

Canarsie: Volunteers looking for a rewarding and memorable experience should consider Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camps. Volunteer counselors are needed to assist young people with muscular dystrophy and related diseases, and help them enjoy a fun−filled MDA summer camp August 16−22 in Spring Valley, NY. Comment

Hometown crowd roots for beauty

Canarsie: Wherever Keelie Sheridan went in Albany this past weekend, she was greeted with shouts of “Brooklyn!” Comment

Cruise to the rocket’s red glare

Canarsie: NY Waterway Tours offers the best seats in the house — the middle of the Hudson River — aboard its 4th of July Fireworks Cruise, boarding at 6 p.m. at the Fulton Ferry Landing at the foot of Fulton Street in Brooklyn, and departing at 7 p.m. Comment

Make way for the dancing of the Giglio

Canarsie: Slender−shouldered hipsters will soon rub elbows with sturdy−shouldered true believers at the Feast of the Giglio, an annual week−long religious celebration in Williamsburg. Comment

Garden party for East 34th St.

Canarsie: The civic−minded were delivered a gracious salute when the East 34th Street Block Association held a benefit scholarship garden party in Flatbush. Comment

A penny goes a long way around here

Kings Courier: An “easily forgotten” copper coin was transformed into a “powerful tool for youth action and service” when Public School 197 presented the fruits of its Penny Harvest fundraising labors to seven community service organizations. Comment

In verdict’s wake, a celebration of life

Kings Courier: A Mill Island teenager who perished in a Jet Ski accident three years ago, was recalled with tears and fond words by family and friends, who assembled for a wreath−casting ceremony by the basin waters which claimed his life. Comment

Being true to your school

Kings Courier: Public School 119 continues to play a big part in the lives of Paula Held and Howard Teitelbaum – even though the pair graduated from the Flatbush school almost 60 years ago. Comment

NACA applauds youth achievement

Kings Courier: Two local students were in the spotlight, honored for their academic achievement and their service to their school. Comment

Back in Brooklyn, veteran Bouchard leading Cyclones

Say this for Matt Bouchard – he certainly knows how to handle disappointment. Comment

Marijuana at daycare ctr.

Canarsie: At the Special Moments Daycare on East 52nd Street, administrators put forth a varied curriculum that included reading, writing and, allegedly, rolling blunts. Comment

Ford players not surprised, pleased with Toro’s hire

Anjali Moncrieffe’s face lit up and a wide smile appeared with the mention of Mike Toro being her varsity basketball coach at Bishop Ford next season. Comment

Broadway rocker inspires Junior HS students

Kings Courier: Broadway−bound students at Marine Park Junior High School received tips from the top when headlining actor, rock star and writer Constantine Maroulis stopped by to help them with a musical theater project. Comment

Big Screecher

Perspective: A & J Bakery has been baking bread, serving the residents of Most Precious Blood Parish for decades, and was one of the community tragedies brought on by the recession. Comment

Neglia brawlers come out swinging

Canarsie: Former World Champion kickboxer and promoter, Brooklyn’s own “beast from the northeast” Louis Neglia, showcased the latest talent to come out of his martial arts academy at the latest installment of Combat at the Capitale, held at the landmark Capitale, 130 Bowery in New York City’s Lower East Side. Comment

A special day for one lucky kid

Canarsie: He’s made of iron! Comment

Name change honors late administrator

Flatbush: Public School 6 is now also the Norma Adams Clemons Academy. Comment

East 34th Street awards & accolades

Flatbush: The civic−minded were delivered a gracious salute when the East 34th Street Block Association held a benefit scholarship garden party in Flatbush. Comment

‘Underfunded’ showcase at Murrow H.S.

Kings Courier: Forget the Met! Comment

CB12 says ‘no way’ to one−way

Flatbush: Community Board 12 gave a resounding thumbs−down to the plan to turn its section of Church Avenue into a one−way westbound street. Comment

Gavel to Gavel

Canarsie: Mini Madoff in Federal Court Comment

Local Councilman supports Community Choice Act

Canarsie: For City Councilmember Mike Nelson, the federal Community Choice Act is financially prudent, allows people more choice and is an issue with which he’s had personal experience. Comment

Civic meetings

Bay News: The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718−615−2500, ext. 2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment

New law establishes referendum on term limits

Bay News: Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council may have skirted the city’s term limits law through legislating in a third term, but running for a fourth term may not be as easy. Comment

Public advocate candidates advocate for post

Bay News: The money spent on the office of the public advocate could be better spent elsewhere. Comment

A Little bit of ireland in Brooklyn

Bay News: Brooklynites donned their shamrocks and headed to Aviator Sports & Recreation for two days of blarney and merriment at the annual Irish festival. Comment

Bensonhurst revels in the early rays of summer

Bay News: Amusements for the young and the young−at−heart – plus vendor stalls brimming with retail delights – jumpstarted the season of fun in the sun with a street festival in Bensonhurst. Comment

Music Man revival is a hit for eighth graders

Under the musical direction of Brian Worsdale and set design directors Karen Peters and Arlene Figaro, the graduating class of Visitation Academy produced the award−winning musical “The Music Man.” Comment

Well outfitted for the job search

With the goal of assisting the community during difficult economic times, the St. Anselm Parish’s Workforce Ministry Committee welcomed representatives from The Good Help Program of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow during an information session St. Anselm hosted for people currently seeking employment. Comment

Visitation excels at scientific method

Visitation Academy’s fifth through eighth graders presented their ideas for the future as part of the Bay Ridge school’s annual science fair. Comment

Delta turns Omega

Public School 185’s Delta program is on its way out. Comment

Patriotic fervor fills the streets of Heights

Dyker Heights is ahead of the rest when it comes to showing its true colors. Comment

Manhattan Beach scuttlebutt: feuding civics look to regroup

Bay News: There’s chatter in Manhattan Beach this week that members of the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association (MBNA) might be interested in returning to the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG). Comment

Felder advocates eliminating the public advocate post

Bay News: The money spent on the office of the public advocate could be better spent elsewhere. Comment

Give ‘em an ‘A’ for perfect attendance

Ten members of Community Board 10 were in the spotlight, recently, honored for their dedication to the board and the community. Comment

Fight is on to save the P.O.

Bay Ridge residents can’t do without the Ovington Post Office. Comment

R.I.P. for RIF program

Ten members of Community Board 10 were in the spotlight, recently, honored for their dedication to the board and the community. Comment

A Britisher’s View

Canarsie: Someone please help the people from gagging on their own blood. Comment

Your comprehensive guide to upcoming civic meetings

The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718−615−2500, ext. 2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment

A shiny piece of the emerald isle in Brooklyn

Brooklynites donned their shamrocks and headed to Aviator Sports & Recreation for two days of blarney and merriment at the annual Irish festival. Comment

Belsky scores big win in fight against the city

Bay News: Finally, some respect! Comment

Rachel Carson School graduates first class

Bay News: No more drama. Comment

Sidewalk games

The Police Athletic League launched its 2009 Summer Program for New York City youngsters to play traditional sidewalk games, develop their creativity through the arts, and learn from a wide range of educational, recreational and cultural arts specialists. Comment

Snake sparks a sensation

To quote Indiana Jones: “Snakes ... why did it have to be snakes?” Comment

Carnival fun & games caps successful year

Bay News: Games of chance, amusement rides and a host of special attractions were among the crowd−pleasers when students at Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences celebrated the the end of the academic year with a rip−roaring benefit carnival. Comment

2nd annual 4th of July Picnic

Parenting: State Senator Marty Golden announced that the Second Annual Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic will be held July 4 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the field on 82nd Street and Shore Road. Comment

Boy Scout Night at KeySpan

Parenting: The Brooklyn Cyclones welcome fans to help the troops and do their part on Boy Scout Night, July 11 starting at 6 p.m. at KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Avenue. Comment

Nick enlists parents for cool survey

Parenting: It’s Brooklyn vs. Brooklyn — and there might be some slime involved. Comment

One way&&&&?;;;; No way, Flatbush residents declare for Church Avenue

Hoots and hollers were the order of the day as East Flatbush residents and merchants made it clear that they did not want to see Church Avenue turned into a one-way street. Comment

East Flatbush police keeping close ear on party noise

Play your music too loud, and you may attract some unexpected visitors to your next backyard barbecue -- the police. Comment

Big−time titles remain elusive, but BK squads shine

High School Sports: Brooklyn didn’t bring home any city championships, but that doesn’t mean it was a disappointing season by any means. A year after reaching the PSAL Class A final, Madison made the semifinals with an almost completely new club. Xaverian failed to repeat as CHSAA Class A intersectional champs, but then again, nobody has done that in 33 years. The Clippers did take home another Brooklyn⁄Queens ‘A’ division title. Comment

Bklyn softball: On target

High School Sports: Consider 2009 a Brooklyn softball renaissance. Comment

P.S. 272 offers a fresh take on ‘Annie’

Canarsie: Pint−sized performers at Public School 272 were also scene−stealers when they took to the stage for a homespun rendition of the Broadway charmer, “Annie, Jr.” Comment

Fourth of July fireworks expected in Albany

Canarsie: With the State Senate aflame in controversy, Albany could be a pretty good place for a Fourth of July barbecue. Comment

Vacant lot spawns anger

For as long as Sue McCormack has lived in Flatlands, the triangular lot bounded by Flatlands Avenue, Troy Avenue and Avenue L has been vacant. Comment

10 Annual 5K Run⁄Walk draws dedicated feet

Canarsie: A brisk trot around the neighborhood amounted to cool cash in the coffers when Good Shepherd School held its benefit run, drawing mom, dad and the kids to don their running shorts and put their best foot forward. Comment

One way No way, Flatbush residents declare for Church Avenue

Hoots and hollers were the order of the day as East Flatbush residents and merchants made it clear that they did not want to see Church Avenue turned into a one-way street. Comment

The ‘ayes’ have it

Canarsie: The spectre of out−of−scale development no longer hangs over Canarsie. Comment

$2.25 for filth

Neat freaks take heed: avoid the R train at all costs. Comment

Brooklynite heads NYC Service; group tasked with spurring volunteerism

New Yorkers aren’t brutish and short−tempered, and Brooklynite Diahann Billings−Burford aims to prove it. Comment

Brighton wonders: now what?

Following the city’s decision to nix its downzoning plan for Brighton Beach, locals are wondering what will happen to the neighborhood. Comment

Calls for Stewart to exit Council

As former aides to City Councilmember Kendall Stewart entered guilty pleas in the embezzlement case that had been brought against them, the calls have begun for Stewart to resign his Council seat. Comment

Acquittal leaves mom shattered

As she left the courtroom where a jury acquitted the man accused of killing her son, Joanne Zaccaria didn’t know what she found more stunning: the verdict or the comedy of errors that led up to it. Comment

70th Precinct reports 17% drop in felonies

Proactive policing, help from borough−wide squads and communicating effectively with the community: all are reasons behind the 70th Precinct’s 17 percent drop in felony crime so far this year, according to its commanding officer, Dep. Inspector Ralph Monteforte. Comment

Turf war erupts over safety of Brooklyn parkland

Hundreds of residents run and play on the McCarren Park track every day without realizing that the rubberized pellets underneath the artificial turf may be hazardous. Comment

‘Summer Streets’ stretch out

Summer Streets, a citywide vehicle−free recreation program, is expanding to seven sites in Brooklyn this season, joining more than 1,500 free summer events throughout the city. Comment

Elephants nose in on Nathan’s hot dog contest

They’ve proven they can eat like pigs, but can three competitive eaters ingest like elephants? Comment

Beep anger grows

Opponents of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s $64 million plan to build a new amphitheater at Asser Levy⁄Seaside Park and transform it into a Westbury Music Festival−style venue have already promised to file lawsuits and vote Republican – and this week they upped the ante. Comment

School in session: The High learns lessons at West 4th

Fans encircled the court. Perspiration filled the air. Intensity could be felt as the taut game went down to the final seconds. Comment

Nick: vote for coolest spots in Bklyn

Parenting: It’s Brooklyn vs. Brooklyn — and there might be some slime involved. Comment

Red, white and Brooklyn: 4th of July celebrations

Parenting: This Independence Day, Brooklynites will proudly show their true colors, marking the nation’s birthday with a parade, a picnic and probably the world’s most famous competitive eating event. Comment

Brooklyn Knights U-16s fall to Rough Riders, 2-0

After scoring just once in the opening five games, going 0-3-2 during the stretch, the Brooklyn Knights Under-16 boys' Super-Y League team needed an intervention. Not only was the squad not scoring goals, but the team was suffering internal strife. Comment

Gowanus goof trips up city officials

Brooklyn Paper: If the city wants to win support for its Superfund alternative plan for the Gowanus Canal, it might want to spell the name of the infamous waterway correctly, skeptical local residents said after an informational meeting this week. Comment

Letters to the editor

Letters: SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT Comment

Annex over demo

Brooklyn Paper: The city’s plan to demolish P.S. 133 in Park Slope and erect a larger building was reviewed by the City Council this week. Comment

Bruce Ratner seals sweetheart deal with MTA

Brooklyn Paper: Next stop, Atlantic Avenue Barclay’s Center − home of yoooour Brooklyn Nets! Comment

Turf war erupts over the future of Bklyn parks

Brooklyn Paper: Hundreds of residents run and play on the McCarren Park track every day without realizing that the rubberized pellets underneath the artificial turf may be hazardous. Comment

Squadron camp: Daniel will never flip

Brooklyn Paper: With the State Senate vote currently deadlocked at a 31−31 tie, Republicans are looking for any weak links in the Democratic chain to switch sides and help them grab the keys to the kingdom. Comment

Lopez backers Jeer critics

Williamsburg: Amid chants of “Vito Loves Children” and “Stop the Lying,” nearly 200 allies of Assemblymember Vito Lopez (D−Williamsburg) held a rally on South 5th Street in Williamsburg Wednesday evening to show their support for the legislator, who has sponsored a controversial sex abuse bill regarding the statute of limitations. Comment

Quiddich match gets bogged down

Williamsburg: The field was muddied, the players were soaked, and their outfits were ridiculous, but the match continued to the delight of nearly one hundred fans, eager to witness the first−ever Quiddich game played at McCarren Park. Comment

Brooklyn Poet Laureate Ken Siegelman dies at 63

Williamsburg: Ken Siegelman, Brooklyn’s poet laureate, died in his Gravesend home on June 20th after a decade long struggle with kidney disease. He was 63 years old. Comment

Park Slope enjoys its own slice of heaven

Brooklyn Paper: Seasonal revelers were in “Seventh Heaven” when Park Slope’s annual summer festival threaded the nabe with fun−filled attractions and amusements for the whole family. Comment

Fish factory fears rezoning

Williamsburg: Nestled amid several vacant lots off Throop Avenue, overgrown with wildflowers and weeds, Jay Wiener and his family have been operating a smoked fish factory since 1955, one of three remaining certified fish production and distribution centers in Brooklyn. Comment

City is ‘stalling’

Williamsburg: Members of the Greenpoint⁄Williamsburg Community Advisory Board (CAB) said that the city has made progress regarding open space and parks construction, but has moved too slowly to enable affordable housing development in the neighborhood. Comment

BK mortgage fraud probe

Williamsburg: Last week’s headline−grabbing story of a Park Slope man who masqueraded as his dead mother in a failed bid to keep his home was one of over a half−dozen real estate scams uncovered by the Kings County District Attorney’s new Mortgage Fraud and Real Estate Crimes Unit. Comment

Senator: Albany mess will ‘work out’

Williamsburg: When things look bleaker than they already are in Albany, Democrats in the State Senate are now looking to a Canarsien for solace. Comment

Senate mess frustrates Assembly members

Williamsburg: Brooklyn’s Assemblymembers are eagerly waiting for the State Senate to come to a resolution and begin debating a number of bills that could have a profound impact on the daily lives of their constituents back home. Comment

Support for Triangle

Williamsburg: The city’s Broadway Triangle rezoning plan cleared another hurdle this week, as a key Community Board 1 committee advanced the plan in four close votes, a victory for the United Jewish Organization (UJO) and the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council (RBSCC). Comment

‘Walk to the Opera’ for ‘Medium

Brooklyn Paper: OperaOGGINY presents Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium” as part of its “Walk to the Opera” series. Comment

Red, white and Brooklyn: toasting the 4th

Brooklyn Heights: This Independence Day, Brooklynites will proudly show their true colors, marking the nation’s birthday with a parade, a picnic and probably the world’s most famous competitive eating event. Comment

84th Precinct salutes ace crime−busting duo

Brooklyn Heights: A duo of cops from the 84th Precinct received top honors last week for nabbing DUMBO’s commercial building bandit. Comment

Crook flouts building security

Brooklyn Heights: While one DUMBO burglar was recently arrested, another has filled his criminal void, targeting the same commercial building as his predecessor. Comment

Red, white and Brooklyn: 4th of July fun!

Parenting: This Independence Day, Brooklynites will proudly show their true colors, marking the nation’s birthday with a parade, a picnic and probably the world’s most famous competitive eating event. Comment

Gowanus goof costs the city

Brooklyn Paper: If the city wants to win support for its Superfund alternative plan for the Gowanus Canal, it might want to spell the name of the infamous waterway correctly, skeptical local residents said after an informational meeting this week. Comment

Bikers rev up Butler Street block party

Brooklyn Paper: Vroom−tastic! Comment

Bigger P.S. 133, but unequal, some fear

Brooklyn Paper: The city’s plan to demolish P.S. 133 in Park Slope and erect a larger building was reviewed by the City Council this week. Comment

‘Skate punks’ jeered

Brooklyn Paper: A crew of skateboarders is making the life around Bartel Pritchard Square a living hell. Comment

New park deal struck

Brooklyn Heights: The empress of Brooklyn Bridge Park and the lords of DUMBO came to an agreement last week thanks to the state. Comment

Critics of city jump on Gowanus goof

Brooklyn Heights: If the city wants to win support for its Superfund alternative plan for the Gowanus Canal, it might want to spell the name of the infamous waterway correctly, skeptical local residents said after an informational meeting this week. Comment

SUNY, LICH merge

Brooklyn Heights: SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush and Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing in principle to a consolidation. Comment

Brooklyn parks in the middle of turf tug−o−war

Brooklyn Heights: Hundreds of residents run and play on the McCarren Park track every day without realizing that the rubberized pellets underneath the artificial turf may be hazardous. Comment

Skateboarders drive ‘em nuts

Brooklyn Heights: A crew of skateboarders is making the life around Bartel Pritchard Square a living hell. Comment

Thousands enjoy a slice of ‘Heaven’

Brooklyn Heights: Seasonal revelers were in “Seventh Heaven” when Park Slope’s annual summer festival threaded the nabe with fun−filled attractions and amusements for the whole family. Comment

Muslims to city: We want school holidays, too

Brooklyn’s diverse Muslim community is urging the City Council to pass legislation to include the two holiest holidays of Islam on the New York City public school calendar before the end of June. Comment

Liberty on Duffield Street

Brooklyn Heights: Owners of the Downtown Brooklyn house thought to have played a major role in Brooklyn’s Abolitionist movement celebrated Juneteenth Day with music, song and dance. Comment

Some fear bigger, but unequal, P.S. 133

Brooklyn Heights: The city’s plan to demolish P.S. 133 in Park Slope and erect a larger building was reviewed by the City Council this week. Comment

Animal rights group presents scorecard on elected officials

Brooklyn Paper: If they had opposable thumbs and could pull an election booth lever, the borough’s pet population would vote these animals out of office! Comment

SUNY, LICH ink merger

Brooklyn Paper: SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush and Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing in principle to a consolidation. Comment

Get a lifesaving screening

Brooklyn Paper: The Prospect Park Residence will host Empire Diagnostic, provider of community based preventive screenings, June 27 at 9 a.m., to help local residents identify their risk of stroke, vascular disease and heartbeat irregularity before the catastrophic effects occur. Comment

Senate fiasco frustrates local assemblymembers

Brooklyn Paper: Brooklyn’s Assemblymembers are eagerly waiting for the State Senate to come to a resolution and begin debating a number of bills that could have a profound impact on the daily lives of their constituents back home. Comment

Funding cut to DiBrienza non−profit

Brooklyn Paper: The city’s yearly cash stream to a former City Councilmember’s not−for−profit company that became a political punching bag for those fighting to lead the 39th Councilmanic District has been plugged. Comment

District 15 bids farewell to president

Brooklyn Paper: School District 15’s Community Education Council (CEC) bid adieu to its president last week. Comment

Poet laureate dies at age 63

Brooklyn Paper: Ken Siegelman, Brooklyn’s poet laureate, died in his Gravesend home on June 20th after a decade long struggle with kidney disease. He was 63 years old. Comment

IKEA promises not to be hard on concrete neighbor

Brooklyn Paper: For now at least, IKEA is prepared to give a proper Swedish welcome to a concrete company expected to settle next door to its Red Hook superstore. Comment

Hearing set for Coney Island rezoning

Brooklyn Paper: Coney Island is about to experience a summertime scorcher. Comment

Yards supporters outnumber foes

Brooklyn Paper: The Empire State Development Corporation and MTA public meetings last week regarding the Atlantic Yards project highlighted once again how Brooklynites in support of the project far outnumbers opponents. Comment

Skateboarder backlash

Brooklyn Paper: A crew of skateboarders is making the life around Bartel Pritchard Square a living hell. Comment

Stripes loom for cross−dresser

Brooklyn Paper: Last week’s headline−grabbing story of a Park Slope man who masqueraded as his dead mother in a failed bid to keep his home was one of over a half−dozen real estate scams uncovered by the Kings County District Attorney’s new Mortgage Fraud and Real Estate Crimes Unit. Comment

P.S. 32 students have a field day with this one

Brooklyn Paper: Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman and students from Public School 32 enjoyed a Field Day at Prospect Park for the second year in a row, as the Millman provided funding for the program, organized by the Prospect Park Alliance. Comment

New turf war underfoot

Brooklyn Paper: Hundreds of residents run and play on the McCarren Park track every day without realizing that the rubberized pellets underneath the artificial turf may be hazardous. Comment

Messin’ with ‘Texas’

Brooklyn Paper: For now at least, IKEA is prepared to give a proper Swedish welcome to a concrete company expected to settle next door to its Red Hook superstore. Comment

Smith Street Funday Sunday

Parenting: Stroll, shop, and sample all that Smith Street has to offer during the Smith Street Funday Sunday along eight blocks of Smith Street from Bergen to Union streets, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Comment

It’s Chinese Folk Art Fridays

Parenting: Puppetry In Practice invites the young and young at heart to Chinese Folk Art Fridays, every Friday from July 10−August 28. Comment

‘Stories in the Garden’

Parenting: The Hoyt Street Association will hold its free, annual “Stories in the Garden” series, every Tuesday at 7 p.m., June 30 to July 28 at the Hoyt Street Garden, corner of Hoyt Street and Atlantic Avenue. Comment

Nick asks parents about the coolest places in BK

Parenting: It’s Brooklyn vs. Brooklyn — and there might be some slime involved. Comment

‘Everything will work itself out’

Brooklyn Paper: When things look bleaker than they already are in Albany, Democrats in the State Senate are now looking to a Canarsien for solace. Comment

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