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Historic preservation — or gentrification? — on Conover Street?

A row of worn Red Hook cottages is on the road to restoration — but their path to architectural salvation might encounter a speed bump or two: the tenants currently occupying the homes. Comment

Controversial decision has only helped Prince

Bay News: Epiphanny Prince has been no stranger to drawing controversial headlines. Comment

Brooklyn’s Stephenson leaving Cincinnati for NBA

Bay News: Lance Stephenson, one year removed from winning a fourth straight PSAL title at Lincoln, is headed to the NBA. Comment

Seton Hall-bound Okoloji happy to see journey land him in Big East

Bay News: Anali Okoloji left Banneker for Charis Prep (NC) following his junior year to test himself against elite competition. Instead, the versatile 6-foot-8 forward found himself being tested in another way altogether. Comment

In their own words: Here’s why the staff quit

Here’s the full text of the e-mail that the “workers” of Gorilla Coffee, a Fifth Avenue java joint, sent out on Sunday. It may rank as one of the classic workplace gripes in the annals of labor-management relations. Comment

The wooden warrior’s ready to roll!

Perspective: “You’re not from Brooklyn until you’ve ridden the Cyclone,” chastised a pal trying to woo me aboard the wooden warrior which I had always eyed with chills instead of thrills. Comment

Xaverian’s Soto in the ‘Zona

High School Sports: Glance at the Arizona baseball roster and something quickly stands out: nearly every one of the Wildcats’ 33 players come from four states renowned as baseball hotbeds – Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas. Just one player — Elmwood Park, NJ, freshman left-handed pitcher Jared Forestieri — hails from the Northeast. Comment

Errors, big inning again dooms St. Edmund

High School Sports: Rowena Motylewski hopes her team took note of what happened in the fourth inning against St. Francis Prep. For the second straight league game, her St. Edmund team had a meltdown in the field, where errors and miscues yielded big runs. Comment

Deep, experienced Madison ready to improve upon last year’s semifinal finish

High School Sports: Vinny Caiazza likes his starting rotation, offensively his Madison baseball team is deeper and more potent, and is typically sound in the field. These are the reasons many have pegged the Knights as a city title contender. Comment

Molloy tames Tigers for Preston tourney title

High School Sports: Dana Moss has not been particularly pleased with her performance at the plate of late. The Archbishop Molloy sophomore was striking out looking too much to her liking and felt there was something wrong with her swing during the three-day Preston softball tournament. Comment

Bushwick beaten, but not deterred

High School Sports: Sure, there were some costly errors. And yes, Bushwick had its fair share of mental lapses. But from where the Tigers have come from, an 11-5 loss to PSAL powerhouse Cardozo in a crossover league game last Friday afternoon was not a bad result at all. Comment

Our exclusive mus-o-meter registers Inlets’ ‘Inter Arbiter’

Sebastian Krueger started playing with My Brightest Diamond, but really wanted to be doing his own thing. In 2006, he released the EP “Vestibule” under the name Inlets, and now he has a new album out called “Inter Arbiter.” What’s it like? That’s a question best left up to our exclusive Mus-o-meter. Comment

Small craft advisory at the handmade calvalcade in Greenpoint

From clocks made out of bingo cards to card cases adorned with images of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Cyclone, the borough’s ingenuity will be on full display this month. Comment

It’s a ‘Mission’ quite possible: Good craft beer now

Put down that Brooklyn, Kelso or Sixpoint, craft beer lovers — Mission Dolores, the new Park Slope beer garden from the folks at Bar Great Harry, is here to salvage you from drinking the same ol’ beer. Comment

Aurora rising! New Italian joint in Williamsburg makes bold debut

Every Italian joint this side of Carroll Gardens has the standard vongole — but one Williamsburg restaurant’s menu is making its name as a one-of-a-kind, serious foodie destination. Comment

‘Union’ busters! City considers plan to demap street near McCarren Park

Williamsburg: McCarren Park is about to swallow a piece of Union Avenue. Comment

Cops: This Julio Iglesias is a bad man

Kings Courier: A bloodthirsty gunman with the same name as a renowned crooner was arrested last month is racking up a body count. Comment

‘Rose’ affordable units are in full bloom — but Levin still smells something stinky

Williamsburg: The developer of a controversial waterfront housing project has hiked the number of affordable units in the project to 30 percent of the entire complex — but it’s still not enough to satisfy Councilman Steve Levin, who demanded more below-market-rate units. Comment

Secure your belongings at Marine Park

Mill–Marine Courier: Cops from the 63rd Precinct will be offering residents a chance to better secure their cars, bicycles and computers on April 11 during a special crime prevention day at Marine Park. Comment

New DUMBO mall has it all — minus the sweatpants!

Urbanites may scoff, shudder, or just yawn at the mention of those suburban things called shopping malls — but they’re flocking to one on Front Street in DUMBO. Comment

How about a beachfront house on Fulton Mall?

A key component of the long-stalled City Point project on the Fulton Mall in Downtown received a final greenlight from the Public Design Commission on Wednesday — setting up a ground-breaking this spring. Comment

Not hot for teacher

It’s time to Facebook the charges. Comment

Mini mall coming to desolate Williamsburg triangle

Williamsburg: A desolate stretch in Williamsburg could soon become a new shopping center. Comment

The Prospect Heights blotter is back!

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Swing House rock!

Break out the fedora and practice your Lindy Hop: “Swing House” is back. Comment

And then we came to the dinner! Joshua Ferris to read at BAM

Joshua Ferris has had some big shoes to fill. Namely, his own. Comment

First suicide at Brooklyn’s tallest building

Brooklyn Heights: A woman jumped to her death from roof of the Brooklyner — the borough’s tallest building — last week, police said. Comment

Levin still has thorns from Rose Plaza, seeks more ‘affordable’ units

Williamsburg: A controversial developer has added more affordable units to his proposed complex on the Williamsburg waterfront, but not enough to satisfy Councilman Steve Levin. Comment

Lude awakening! Feds say they busted a drug plant in Greenpoint

Williamsburg: Quaaludes are back and, apparently, popping up in Greenpoint. Comment

Go jump in a lake! To woo Google, Lentol says he’ll swim in Newtown Creek

Williamsburg: Towns all over America are doing wacky things to win Google’s offer to install an ultra-high-speed Internet network, but none of them — so far, at least — have an elected official who’s willing to jump in a toxic waterway. Comment

Red Hook cement plant is up and running

Brooklyn Courier: A controversial Red Hook concrete plant that will help rebuild the World Trade Center has quietly opened, dashing the hopes of stone-faced critics who vilified its arrival. Comment

Bus-ted! Correction vehicles are cramming Court Street

Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn House of Detention is overflowing — but this time it’s not with criminals! Comment

Kuntzman: Being a Met fan makes me a better person

I’m not going to apologize for being a Met fan. Comment

Suit: Marty ran the Beep’s office like a frat-house

Borough President Markowitz turned his office into a macho frat house featuring sexist jokes, double standards and possible violation of campaign regulations, bombshell court documents revealed this week. Comment

Forty year Smith Street legend, ‘Sal the Barber’ is dead

Brooklyn Courier: Giorgio Zocco, a staple at his Smith Street barbershop for decades, died on Sunday, ending 40 years of old-school dedication to his craft and his neighborhood. He was 70. Comment

A hoppin’ good time at the Easter Egg hunt

BoroBeat: An egg-citing revel was in store for pint-sized worshippers on Saturday as they celebrated one of the Christian calendar’s happiest days with Brooklyn Heights’ traditional egg hunt at Pierrepont Playground. Comment

This construction project really stinks (no, really)

Brooklyn Courier: The Great Recession really stinks — and for one Park Slope family, it’s literal. Comment

Cops now say that they identified themselves in shooting

Brooklyn Courier: The frenzied clash between a heavily armed felon and three undercover cops outside Green-Wood Cemetery may have been a case of mistaken identity for everyone involved. Comment

Councilwoman ends Tish-grace!

Councilwoman Letitia James has quietly dropped her much-mocked personal injury lawsuit that sought unspecified damages from an itinerant laborer because she bumped her leg on a legal trailer hitch on the back of his legally parked car. Comment

Mistakes — by thug <i>and</i> cops — apparently led to Green-Wood shooting

Mill–Marine Courier: A case of mistaken identity led to a fatal clash between a heavily-armed felon and local cops outside of Brooklyn’s biggest boneyard. Comment

Cops shut down ‘illegal’ Market Hotel in Bushwick

Williamsburg: Easter was the day the music died in Bushwick. Comment

Greenpoint food market returns on Saturday

Williamsburg: Talk about getting a spring in your step. Comment

Entenmann’s brings ‘defective’ cakes to Marine Park

Kings Courier: The icing is wonky, the donuts are teeny tiny and the cakes are drowning in powdered sugar — but Brooklynites couldn’t be happier. Comment

Police talk down jumper

Flatbush: He’s all smiles now. Comment

Gun-toting goon roped in by dead-on sketch

Flatbush: Women in East Flatbush can rest easy — the pistol-packing purloiner targeting them is behind bars thanks to some perspicacious victims, a dead-on sketch and a little bit of luck. Comment

Man killed during gang attack

Flatbush: Stabbed to death Comment

Jesus saves...people hurt

Canarsie: Easter menace Comment

DiMiceli:

My undying, oft-requited, love for the New York Yankees has a very simple — yet rather strange — backstory. Comment

Baseball is back — but which hometown team is the best?

The Yankees and the Mets have finally christened the 2010 baseball season — and while it’s too early to tell which of our hometown teams will be left standing in October, everyone in the city has a strong opinion on the matter. As such, we invited our resident Met and Yankee fans — Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli — to explain the roots of their fanaticism and, in the case of Kuntzman, to explain whether there is a cure for the terminal condition of being a fan of the (less-than) Amazin’s. Comment

New tickets to ride in Coney Island

They’re calling it Luna Park, but the new amusement park set to open in Coney Island next month will not be charging “Nickel Empire” prices. Comment

Meshuggena magic in Coney Island

Bay News: Did you hear the one about the two Jews who observed Passover at the local freak show? Comment

Some interesting questions — no answers necessary

Perspective: Continuing with last week’s offering of questions to be pondered, here are more. Comment

Oportunidades revisited

Perspective: “From Chalupas to Oportunidades,” was a column I wrote three years ago about Mayor Bloomberg’s plan for a new initiative modeled after Mexico’s Oportunidades, for the benefit of low-income families. Comment

Williamsburg Walks pedestrian event cut by one-third

Williamsburg: Williamsburg Walks has been shortened to a crawl. Comment

Arrest ends burglary spree for career criminal

Michael Burnett is the prince of petty thieves. Comment

Read them to sleep!

BoroBeat: Good-sport-Principal Linda Singer swapped her business duds for snazzy purple pjs and took her young charges on a twilight word trek at PS 255, March 25. Comment

A Good Friday in Bensonhurst

Bay News: Most Rev. Bishop Frank J. Caggiano led the congregation from local parishes through the mostly Catholic neighborhood on the most solemn day of the Christian calendar, marking Christ’s crucifixion. Comment

Bay Ridge egg-citement

BoroBeat: A holiday hobnob with the Easter Bunny was in store for pint-sized frolickers who rose to Easter festivities at McKinley Park to celebrate one of the most egg-citing days on the Christian calendar. Comment

Students celebrate diversity

BoroBeat: A rainbow of performances ignited the stage and a melting pot of traditional foods tickled the taste buds during a multicultural festival at the Christ Church After School and Youth Center, March 23. Comment

Brooklyn targeted in search for Weiner “anthrax” sender

Bay News: The Anthrax scare that shut down Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Queens office might have been sent from a home-grown Brooklyn nut. Comment

Atomic bomb in Coney Island?

and Joe Maniscalco Comment

Gravesend gals sell cupcakes for a cause

There’s nothing half-baked about Ashley Gentile and Jeannie El-Maadawy plan to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. Comment

Many challengers to Exodus NYC’s Rose Classic dominance

High School Sports: The high school girls basketball season might have just ended, but that doesn’t mean the players are hanging up their sneakers. Quite the contrary. Starting Saturday, New York City’s best will be competing in the Nike Rose Classic at JHS 113 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Comment

Math night at PS 212

BoroBeat: Hey, mom, what’s least common multiple of 12? Comment

My wild ride with Mariah’s husband

Cannon ball! Comment

Our illustrator imagines Ratner’s ‘meditation room’

Atlantic Yards: After reading about Bruce Ratner’s “meditation room” in the new Barclays Center, artist Cristian Fleming imagined what it might be like. Comment
Page 1: The weather is turning warm, so naturally we’re jam packed with hot stories — including our front-page article about the scalding playground equipment in Brooklyn Bridge Park (don’t worry, the kids will callous up in no time!). Also on the front page is our exclusive about the “meditation room” in Bruce Ratner’s basketball arena. What should we pray for? The Nets, of course! What an issue, what a paper! Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Red diaper baby! Catch Said Sayrafiezadeh at powerHouse on April 15

Books: Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s debut memoir, “When Skateboards Will Be Free,” has garnered considerable acclaim for its grace and humor as he detailed a not-so-common childhood — being raised by ardent Socialists in Pennsylvania. Comment
Music: And the fat lady is not even warming up. Comment

Baseball is back — but which hometown team is the best?

Perspective: Now that the first ball has been tossed, our resident Met and Yankee fans — Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli — go at it in our first-ever baseball smackdown. Click below for their columns on why they love their team.
Dance: This is action-packed dance, not some stuffy Lincoln Center thing. Comment

Green shoes to fill — Prospect Park’s Tupper Thomas retires

This is the biggest park opening since Robert Moses quit. Comments (11)

Suit: Marty ran the Beep’s office like a frat-house

Politics: And may have broken campaign finance laws by using city staffers on his campaign. Comments (15)
Books: An exclusive interview with a man who knows how to kill the undead! Comments (2)
Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn House of Detention is overflowing — but this time it’s not with criminals! Comments (5)

Freedy Johnston is back — and better than ever

Music: And he’s singing his own songs again. Finally! Comments (1)

Greenpoint food market returns on Saturday

Shopping: Talk about getting a spring in your step. Comment
Park Slope: The Great Recession really stinks — and for one Park Slope family, it’s literal. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: Williamsburg Walks has been shortened to a crawl. Comments (15)
Bay Ridge: Rep. Anthony Weiner — a big “yes” vote on Obamacare — is hosting a fundraiser for naysayer Rep. Mike McMahon. Comments (5)
Red Hook: A controversial Red Hook concrete plant that will help rebuild the World Trade Center has quietly opened, dashing the hopes of stone-faced critics who vilified its arrival. Comments (3)

Window to the stole

Carroll Gardens: A victim invited a crime by leaving the car window open. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

The tastiest restaurant gossip — including more smoked meat on Hoyt Street!

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s been a booming fortnight in the foodie world. Here’s the latest gossip and news from our gourmet desk. Comments (1)

Forty year Smith Street legend, ‘Sal the Barber’ is dead

Carroll Gardens: Giorgio Zocco, a staple at his Smith Street barbershop for decades, died on Sunday, ending 40 years of old-school dedication to his craft and his neighborhood. He was 70. Comments (2)

It’s time for the Gowanus Grind

Gowanus: Skateboard enthusiasts can show off their stuff on April 17 when Thomas Green Park hosts Gowanus Grind, a full day of skate clinics and contests. Comment

Lock up your daisies! There’s a flower thief on the loose!

Park Slope: A green-thumbed burglar is on the loose in Park Slope, striking fear in the roots of plants, and forcing owners to safeguard their property by any means necessary. Comments (3)
Dining: Wine may be a sometimes daunting beverage, but three brand new Brooklyn wine bars are here to get even the most intimidated novice over their fears. Comment

Crop to Cup finally opens a cafe

Dining: Buyers, beware — you may enter the new Crop to Cup Café in Brooklyn Heights seeking nothing but your morning coffee, and find yourself leaving with an antique armoire. Comment

Smartmom and Diaper Diva — a sisterhood of the stationary coffee

Smartmom: These two tell each other everything (and it’s non-judgemental, mostly). Comments (1)

They will they will rock ewe!

Dining: At the Lamb Takedown at the Bell House, anything goes (as long as it’s lamb). Comment
Art: There’s beauty in every fetid, disgusting, toxic site — it just takes a natural to capture it. Comment

Call him Ahab

Call him Ahab

Art: Matt Kish’s Moby Dick is “Moby Dick.” Comment
Bensonhurst: People who don’t need the iPad lined up for hours to get one last Saturday, the first day that touch-screen media player went on sale nationwide. Comments (1)

CAUGHT! Cops say they have the Clinton Hill rapist!

Clinton Hill: Police say that they have arrested the man wanted for two rapes in and around Clinton Hill last month. Comments (4)

Cops now say that they identified themselves in shooting

Sunset Park: The frenzied clash between a heavily armed felon and three undercover cops outside Green-Wood cemetery may have been a case of mistaken identity for everyone involved. Comments (7)

The Brooklyn Indie Market reopens today!

Shopping: And there will be cupcakes, too! Comment
Downtown: MTA workers missed their latest deadline for repairs at the long-decrepit Jay Street-Borough Hall station, which is still showing a March 31 completion date as of today. Comments (2)
Atlantic Yards: We’ve got the scoop of the epoch: The Barclays Center arena will have a “meditation center,” thanks to a push by the Rev. Herbert Daughtry. Pray for the Nets! Comments (8)
Bay Ridge: Members of a progressive Bay Ridge political club slammed Rep. Mike McMahon for opposing the just-passed health care reform bill and for his right-of-center positions on war, terrorism and military policy. Comments (27)

Plane truth? The feds will not do anything about Slope airplane noise

Park Slope: Federal aviation officials faced a barrage of complaints last Thursday night from Park Slope residents, who fervently described an incessant barrage of aircraft noise that they say will only get worse. Comments (21)

War is over! There will be a new liquor store on Van Brunt Street!

Red Hook: After a month of opposition from a nearby competitor, a new Red Hook wine store has finally received its license from the State Liquor Authority. Comments (5)

Councilwoman ends Tish-grace!

Fort Greene: Letitia James has dropped her bump-and-scratch lawsuit against a day laborer. Comments (10)

Sew what? These seamstresses will cover a building with cloth!

Williamsburg: This is not your grandmother’s sewing circle. Comment
Campbell’s Soup: Is the electric car the future of transportation as we know it — or just a new form of snake oil, albeit with a green hue? Comments (2)

A big cross on the Great Bridge

Downtown: Believers celebrate Good Friday with the “Way of the Cross” march. Comments (3)

Glass act! Trippy new exhibition channels Warhol

Art: Put this in your pipe and smoke it. Comment
Williamsburg: Illegal and legal hotels are spring up everywhere. Here’s our in-depth analysis. Comments (4)

What a relief! Toilets will be installed in Brooklyn Bridge Park soon

Bridge ‘Park’: It looks like the facilities at Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park won’t be piss-poor after all! Comments (1)
A picket line has been drawn between Brooklyn’s residential high-rise employees and building owners. Comments (2)
Shopping: Hold on to your Manolos, fashionistas! Barneys is coming to Cobble Hill! Comments (3)
Mean Streets: To get a smooth Nassau Avenue, Greenpointers must endure a rocky reconstruction and a few power disruptions this spring. Comments (2)

Legal hostel shut down — but not by the city!

Williamsburg: The hostel that was allowed to remain open after last week’s raid by the city has been shut down by the owner of the N. Sixth Street building in which it operated. Comments (1)

NYU land grab?

Downtown plan: First they got their sciences, now they’re coming for the arts! Comments (1)

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