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Graham Avenue goes crackers over Fiesta

Williamsburg: This fiesta needs a siesta! Comment

Teen arrested for two burglaries could be linked to more

Flatbush: Police have arrested a minor who may have been responsible for a string of burglaries in Victorian Flatbush. Comment

Wheelchair race makes students roll with the punches

BoroBeat: Ever wondered what it’s like to be confined to a wheelchair with no help? Comment

Seventh heaven: St. Edmund rolls past Fontbonne for CHSAA Brooklyn crown

High School Sports: St. Edmund used all the ingredients of its late-season run to complete it. The Eagles went winless in their first five games and were in last place in their division. But another gem from ace Emma Ferrington and continued clutch hitting from the middle of its order put St. Edmund in first for good. Comment

Star shortstops have plenty in common

High School Sports: They are arguably the city’s two best shortstops, wizards with the glove and difference-makers at the plate. Comment

Kirker, Poly Prep come back on Wagner

High School Sports: Erica Sollazzo told Katy Kirker, her Poly Prep teammate, that fate was coming into play. Comment

Gunned down: Poly Prep bests GW on Friel’s throw

High School Sports: In 24 hours, Poly Prep went from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. Comment

St. Mike’s Eagles will re-emerge at Nazareth

High School Sports: The players formerly known as the St. Michael Academy Eagles will be playing their basketball next year at Nazareth in Brooklyn, coach Apache Paschall said on May 7. Comment

Big puppets celebrate ‘Rites of Spring’ on Saturday

This Saturday in Park Slope, you just might think it’s Halloween. Comment

Chew on this! Two cooking giants square off at Sunday’s Taste of Williamsburg

Brooklyn’s greatest competitive chef is coming out of retirement for one last sizzling sauté. Comment

Get ready to ‘Jumble’! Bike flea market coming to Slope

Brooklyn is a borough of cyclists. Lucky for you, recession-friendly transportation is about to get a discount at a bicycle-themed flea market. Comment

That’s folk, all! Brooklyn fest opens on May 21

The Brooklyn Folk Festival has already gotten too big for its britches! Comment

Fix the ditch! Locals uniting to solve the BQE divide

Brooklyn Courier: The Brooklyn–Queens Expressway trench has divided Carroll Gardens for more than 50 years, but now it’s bringing people together. Comment

Raise your toes, raise some funds

All those kegstands will finally come in handy. Comment

Burglary at Sweet Melissa’s!

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Sardines in the can! Growth along the J, M, Z line is crushing commuters

Williamsburg: The J, M and Z subway lines in Williamsburg have become victims of the neighborhood’s success, exploding with a 24-percent increase in passengers in just four years, new data show. Comment

Foes say that developer will get fat on Domino sugar

The developers of the defunct Domino Sugar factory slammed a secret city report that revealed this week that they stand to make more than $400 million from the project. Comment

Ear’s to this corn-fed Brooklynite!

Brooklyn Courier: Christina Kelly might be the corniest artist in Brooklyn. Comment

Rats! Red Hook vendors may have caused Gowanus rodent problem

Brooklyn Courier: They may be delighting customers in Red Hook, but the Latino food vendors are causing indigestion in Gowanus. Comment

Cops sting burglar at Trader Joe’s!

Cops arrested a thief in a daring stakeout in the aisles of Trader Joe’s, the Court Street supermarket that has hosted a rash of purse-snatches this year. Comment

Rosemarie O’Keefe, local legend, is honored

The intersection of Bay Ridge Parkway and Fifth Avenue has been renamed for a late, great Ridgite. Comment

Newcomer Restler battles incumbent Cohn for obscure, minor, little-known post

They couldn’t defeat Brooklyn Democratic Party Boss, Assemblyman Vito Lopez, and they couldn’t beat his hand-picked candidate for City Council, Steve Levin, so now a group of Democratic insurgents in Williamsburg is going after the next biggest (or, in this case, smallest) target — the neighborhood’s district leader, Steve Cohn. Comment

Chicken heads? Blood? Entrails? No worries! EPA gives Prospect Park green award

Who cares about two months of entrail-dumping, chicken beheadings, blood-letting and furniture abandonment in the Prospect Park lake — the federal government just gave the park an award for cleanliness! Comment

Kickball — the sport of Kings — is back!

Brooklyn Kickball returned to the dusty ball fields and bright overhead lights of McCarren Park on Sunday night, as 32 teams kicked each other’s balls on the road to a championship. Comment

Close firehouses? Not in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge is sounding the alarm over proposed firehouse closings. Comment

PS 84 builds an academy of hearts and sciences

BoroBeat: Talk about turning an eyesore into a sight for sore eyes! Comment

The arm of the law is especially long in this 11-year-old murder case

Brooklyn Courier: There’s no expiration date on justice. Comment

Here’s how to make Earth Day every day

BoroBeat: A group of wide-eyed children kept their eyes pealed on the giant floating earth ball as it soared 100 feet into the air and began dancing in the sky. Comment

Bloody hell at 4 am

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Coney Island’s new Luna Park will turn you inside-out this summer

Get ready to lose your lunch. Comment

Demolition man! Sitt to tear down the spot where Harpo Marx made his debut

Coney Island is gearing up for a summer of new rides and circus attractions, but the neighborhood’s main private landowner is instead tearing down historic buildings — including the place where Harpo Marx made his comic debut — and replacing them with a temporary fast-food stand. Comment

Supporter: The bike lane will make us all safer

Perspective: There are few things that my 18-month-old daughter Anna loves more than Prospect Park. Even before she could walk, my wife Zoe and I brought her to crawl in the grass and romp around the playgrounds. Of course, there’s one barrier between our home on 11th Street and the park we visit every day: Prospect Park West. Comment

Has the city gone too far with the Prospect Park West bike lane?

Perspective: The city is about to begin construction of a controversial two-way bike lane on Prospect Park West. Supporters say that the lane will finally give bikers a way to legally travel north in Park Slope, but also slow down car traffic on Prospect Park West because the bike path will require the elimination of one of the road’s three car lanes. Opponents, including many residents of the strip, say that squeezing Prospect Park West from three lanes to two will make traffic worse — here’s how two experts see it. Comment

Opponent: Why the bike lane is a bad idea

Perspective: If Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan got out of her ivory tower in Manhattan and observed the total scope of activity along Prospect Park West, it would be apparent that reducing Prospect Park West to two traffic lanes to accommodate a bicycle lane is a terrible idea. Comment

To B37 or not to B37 — it’s really not much of a question

Seniors don’t use the subway! Comment

‘Tour’ de force! Cycling advocate wants to bring pro race to Billyburg

Williamsburg: Call it the Tour de Williamsburg! Comment

A cornfield in Brooklyn?

Brooklyn Courier: Kelly wants to plan a corn field at Union and Bergen streets. Here’s what you need to know. Comment

Forget the daughters — lock up your windows, Canarsie

Canarsie: Burglars are running wild in Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment

Handgun toting hardhat identified

Kings Courier: Hardhat hoisted off Comment

Foster Avenue blood bath

Flatbush: Gunned down Comment

NYPD time machine: Cops close 2009 robbery

Canarsie: Busted for 2009 robbery Comment

Oh, no! Burglar got the Oxycodon!

68th Precinct Comment

Lifelong dream realized as Broncos select Olsen

Bay News: All Eric Olsen could do was wait. Comment

Woman beaten for purse

Bay News: Popped for purse Comment

Piece offering! Turn in your gun for cash this weekend

Praise the lord and pass the ammunition — and the guns to, if you got ’em. Comment

Grieving Garvey honors uncle with homer, hot bat

High School Sports: As she rounded the bases, Janelle Garvey thought about her uncle and her father’s words. Comment

Slugging St. Edmund run rules Fontbonne

High School Sports: It felt like a long time coming for St. Edmund Prep. The Eagles spent the better part of the early season in the doldrums – they took no momentum from 2009, one of their best campaigns in a long while. Comment

Basketball endeavor paying off for Grand Street’s Zuniga on diamond

High School Sports: Near the halfway mark to the regular season, Jose Zuniga is one of the city’s top pitchers. The Grand Street Campus right-hander is 4-0 with startling statistics: a 0.26 ERA, 50 strikeouts and one earned run allowed in 26 innings pitched, leading the Wolves to a 7-0 mark in Queens A West. Comment

Fort Hamilton’s ‘father of football’ calls it quits

High School Sports: Legendary Fort Hamilton football coach Vinny Laino has decided to retire after 20 years at the helm of the Brooklyn school. Comment

Rank this: Grand Street rallies past Lewis, proves it belongs among PSAL’s best

High School Sports: Grand Street Campus had beaten Catholic school powerhouse Xaverian, PSAL Brooklyn dynamo James Madison and Bronx mainstay John F. Kennedy. Undefeated in Queens A West, it played defending CHSAA champion Fordham Prep even and lost by a run to last year’s PSAL titlist Norman Thomas. Comment

Campusano tosses no-no, but Madison’s Lenahan leaves victorious

High School Sports: Neither coach had been involved in such a game, yet neither could stop talking about the 85-minute pitcher’s duel afterward, waxing poetic about the two hurlers’ cumulative performance. Comment

Zombie king takes Brooklyn!

This event is BYOB — bring your own brain. Comment

‘Pedophile’ protest outside Brooklyn Criminal Court

Crime: ‘Pedophile’ protest Comment

Late poet laureate will live forever on Gravesend corner

BoroBeat: Late Brooklyn Poet Laureate Ken Siegelman will live on at the corner of the Gravesend block where he lived with his family for 24 years. Comment

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday for Ringling Bros. magical ‘Illuscination’ circus

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s new magic-themed circus, “Illuscination,” the return of the so-called “Greatest Show on Earth” for a second summer in Coney Island. Comment

Holy trinity! Sarah Ruhl’s triptych ‘Passion Play’ coming to Irondale Center

A church is the most natural — and most unlikely — setting for playwright Sarah Ruhl’s triptych, “Passion Play.” Comment

Washington’s recovery and spin mode

Perspective: The execs cry, “No fair!” CEO Lloyd Blankfein said customers who bought securities came looking for a risk and “that’s what they got. Comment
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Zombie king takes Brooklyn!

Cinema: This event is BYOB — bring your own brain. Comment

Sardines in the can! Growth along the J, M, Z line is crushing commuters

Brooklyn Is Angry: The J, M and Z subway lines in Williamsburg have become victims of the neighborhood’s success, exploding with a 24-percent increase in passengers in just four years, new data show. Comments (2)
TV: It was back to the future this week in Carroll Gardens, as a 1920s-era pharmacy was renovated courtesy of the magic of television, a reawakening of a Henry Street relic that has stood fallow for over a decade. Comments (4)
Gowanus: They may be delighting customers in Red Hook, but the Latino food vendors are causing indigestion in Gowanus. Comments (18)

City: BID your way to antique lamps on Atlantic Avenue

Boerum Hill: Dark days are ahead for some Atlantic Avenue business owners if they don’t agree to tax themselves — the city will take the pretty lights away. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: A hipster hotel that occupies part of a converted loft building in Williamsburg has become such a crash pad that some renters are moving out. Comments (17)

Chicken heads? Blood? Entrails? No worries! EPA gives Prospect Park green award

Meadows of Shame: Who cares about two months of entrail-dumping, chicken beheadings, blood-letting and furniture abandonment in the Prospect Park lake — the federal government just gave the park an award for cleanliness! Comments (7)

Ear’s to this corn-fed Brooklynite!

Boerum Hill: Christina Kelly wants to plant a cornfield — on a Boerum Hill corner. It’s an art thing. Comments (1)

Shore Road smash-o-rama for a dozen cars

Bay Ridge: Heavy-handed thieves converged on Shore Road on May 1, looting a dozen cars parked along the usually serene strip of park land. Comments (3)

Has the city gone too far with the Prospect Park West bike lane?

Perspective: The proposed two-way bike lane alongside Prospect Park West has divided a community — and given us great fodder for an editorial package. Look below to read opinion pieces by a supporter and an opponent of the controversial lane. Comments (8)

Talk about a HEYDAY

Nightlife: POYKPAC has the Internet to thank for its fame, but the Brooklyn comedy troupe still likes to do things live. Comment
Fort Greene: One of Fort Greene’s oldest and most prominent churches is falling apart and parishioners are putting out an SOS for renovation funds. Comment
Mean Streets: The city has put the brakes on a plan to paint the Brooklyn Bridge a color named after the borough of Queens — and you can thank us! Comments (11)

The greatest district leader debate — ever — is on!

Bay Ridge: It’s Kevin Peter Carroll vs. Ralph Perfetto for the soul of Bay Ridge. Comment

Walmart: Our wages are just as good as Target’s

The nation’s number one retailer continued its PR campaign to open a Brooklyn location, saying that its wages are just as good — or, perhaps more accurately, as bad — as other national chains. Comments (3)

Newcomer Restler battles incumbent Cohn for obscure, minor, little-known post

Williamsburg: The challenger is just 26 years old — and he wants to beat a guy whose held the district leader job in Williamsburg for 27 years. Comments (7)

Close firehouses? Not in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge is sounding the alarm over proposed firehouse closings. Comments (1)
Dining: Borough Hall hosts Brooklyn’s big time food manufacturers. Here’s our preview. Comment

Are you an ‘edgy mom’?

Smartmom: Take Smartmom’s annual quiz. Comments (8)
Theater: A church is the most natural — and most unlikely — setting for playwright Sarah Ruhl’s triptych, “Passion Play.” Comment

Burglary at Sweet Melissa’s!

Carroll Gardens: Our favorite bakery is robbed (sort of). Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: We’re live on the conference call about the federal government’s decision over Superfunding the Gowanus Canal. Keep clicking refresh! It doesn’t get more exciting, or live, than this! Comments (4)
Meadows of Shame: A secret e-mail worthy of Deep Throat reveals the true motive behind last week’s invasion of a private garden inside McCarren Park: The Parks Department wants its land back! Comments (24)

A great opening weekend for the Latino Food vendors of Red Hook

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The Red Hook Vendors are back — and a hero has emerged: El Olomega! Comments (2)
Coney Island: “Greatest show on earth”? We’ll see — but first, you have to buy tickets. Comment
Coney Island: Coney Island is gearing up for a summer of new rides and circus attractions, but the neighborhood’s main private landowner is instead tearing down historic buildings — including the place where Harpo Marx made his comic debut — and replacing them with a temporary fast-food stand. Comments (6)

Bloody hell at 4 am

Prospect Heights: Bad things happen early in the morning. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comments (2)

The arm of the law is especially long in this 11-year-old murder case

Prospect Heights: A 34-year-old learned that there’s no expiration date on justice last week when he was arrested for a murder he allegedly committed eleven years, four months and one week earlier on Lincoln Place. Comment

A day at the speech! Annual Delaney contest serves up a real winner this year

Brooklyn Heights: The winning student slams the media for how it portrays women. How bad could we be? We did an article about her, didn’t we? Comments (1)

Red Hook author brings world of the projects to life

Books: Growing up in the gritty world of the Red Hook projects, the last thing on Torrey Maldonado’s mind was becoming an author and becoming a role model. Comment
BREAKING

City reaches deal to ‘Stop the Chop’

Brooklyn Heights: The constant rumble of helicopter noise over Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO may be over starting today, after the city instituted a no-fly zone for sight-seeing flights over the entire borough. Comments (2)

Call us Roto rooters! We love James Rotondi

Campbell’s Soup: Reliving the filthy old washout in seclusion isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Comments (1)

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