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Capozucca shakes off injury, propels Poly Prep

High School Sports: When Poly Prep scored three runs against Horace Mann in the top of the first inning, it looked like things would be business as usual for the defending NYSAISAA champions. However, in the bottom of the inning, things got intriguing for the Blue Devils and their ace pitcher Victoria Capozucca. Comment

Naz nice destination for former St. Mike’s players

High School Sports: Apache Paschall was a desperate man three months ago. The CHSAA Class AA state playoffs were approaching and the then-St. Michael Academy girls basketball coach was trying to find suitable — and big enough — places for his nationally ranked team to practice in. Comment

Samuell finds best of both worlds in Fordham

High School Sports: Rarely at a loss for words, Lamount Samuell Jr. didn’t do much talking last weekend. After signing his National Letter of Intent with Fordham University, he was too happy. Comment

Ford runs over previously unbeaten Xaverian

High School Sports: Bishop Ford had just done what no team in the CHSAA could do this year, beating previously undefeated Xaverian, the No. 1 team in The Post’s New York City baseball poll. And the Falcons did so convincingly, routing the Clippers, 9-2, at Shore Road in Brooklyn on May 11. Comment

The great debate! It’s Perfetto vs. Carroll — live (on tape)!

This exhilerating forum is actually an historic event — the first internationally Webcast debate for a district leader position in the history of Brooklyn! Comment

New Utrecht turns triple play, but falls to Fort Hamilton

High School Sports: Chris Hodgens wasn’t even looking as he threw the ball toward second base. New Utrecht’s catcher’s left spike was stuck in the dirt as he heard everyone yelling “two.” Comment

Alston sees current, future progress for Lions girls basketball program

High School Sports: Alston isn’t one to expect immediate success, but progress is another matter. Comment

Unfair fowl! Heights Key Food appears to have doctored ‘sell-by’ date on a chicken

Brooklyn Heights: Talk about fowl play! A Brooklyn Heights Key Food was under state scrutiny last week after a woman alleged that store workers placed a new “sell by” label on her chicken — 11 days after the date on the original label had passed. Comment

Tennis anyone? McCarren volunteers fix court that the city forgot

Williamsburg: A rag-tag ring of racketeers has taken it upon itself to refurbish a decaying tennis court in McCarren Park after the city claimed it was too broke to fix it. Comment

Check out this ‘Junk’ at the Knitting Factory on Friday

Not much has changed since Baje One and DJ Snafu were teenagers. Comment

What’s in this Junk Science?

Take the rhythms and voice of El-P from his 2002 album “Fantastic Damage.” Then add … Comment

Loud and talented, Fort Hamilton’s making plenty of noise

High School Sports: When team leaders Daniel Mendez, Franciel Campusano, Franklyn Perez, and Johnny Faison Jr. gathered for offseason workouts, the four didn’t talk about goals for the upcoming season. They didn’t discuss hitting techniques or how to attack opposing hitters. Comment

City not picking up trash

It’s official: the city has stopped picking up garbage. Comment

‘Score’! Swap meet returns on May 29

You’re sure to score at this event. Comment

Bklyn Bridge Park is half Manhattan! Two of four concessionaires are from the outer borough

The operators of Brooklyn Bridge Park have announced the four concessionaires who will be serving food and drink on Pier 1 — and two of them are from Manhattan! Comment

Squibb Park work underway in the Heights

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights’ next big makeover is underway — the resurrection of the long-defunct Squibb Park into a gateway to the new Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment

Once bitten

Brooklyn Paper: 77th Precinct Comment

‘Cold Blood,’ hot price! Truman Capote’s Heights home for sale

Brooklyn Heights: He lived in Brooklyn. By choice. Comment

Skateboarder ripped!

Brooklyn Paper: 78th Precinct Comment

This real life WWII vet will lead the Greenpoint Memorial Day parade

Williamsburg: After 91 years, nearly all of them spent in North Brooklyn, it is Pasquale Sparano’s time. Comment

It’s Never Scared and Bacon Bits!

Brooklyn Kickball powerhouse teams Never Scared and Bacon Bits are off to a fast start this year, despite several mini-dust tornadoes appearing on the field and record-cold temperatures at the McCarren Park Thunderdome on Sunday night. Comment

Judge: Coney suit baloney

Bay News: The city acted properly when it rezoned portions of the Coney Island’s amusement distirct, shrinking the area available for rides from 47 acres to 12-1/2, and allowing hotels and housing to be built along the waterfront, a judge ruled yesterday. Comment

Death stalks Prospect Park again as a dead possum is found

The Grim Reaper has plied his deadly trade by the lake in Prospect Park yet again this week, leaving in his wake a dead raccoon, a possum and several gosling — whose corpses all showed up on the same day that we reported that the federal government had given Prospect Park an environmental award! Comment

Bright idea for Grand Army Plaza — new traffic light in circle of hell

Brooklyn Paper: The hair-raising traffic pattern on the western side of Grand Army Plaza will soon be tranquilized by a new red light to deter drivers from jockeying for position at the most dangerous point in what easily could have been Dante’s 10th circle of hell. Comment

This ‘Lion’ roars for two Zimbabwean exiles

Two Zimbabwean greats combine for a poetic fusion of dance and music this month. Comment

Toxic timebomb! State sues chem company for PCBs under Red Hook Park

Brooklyn Paper: State authorities have discovered “unacceptable” levels of cancer-causing chemicals near Red Hook Park — and the villain is the same company recently fingered by the feds for fouling the Gowanus Canal. Comment

Traitor Joe! One day after big bust, thief hits grocery shopper

One day after cops arrested a purse-snatcher in a daring undercover sting at Trader Joe’s, another bandit plied his sick trade in the aisles of the trendy Court Street grocery store. Comment

Proxy battle! Race for district leader — what? — is really all about Vito Lopez

This year’s biggest election battle is being waged on the lowest rung of the political ladder — a fight for a district leader post in the heart of Brownstone Brooklyn. Comment

Running on dumb luck

Perspective: What is really scary about this whole Times Square bomb incident is that the only reason we’re safe is that Faisal Shahzad didn’t know a hot wire from a jumper cable. Comment

Burqa not welcome any more

Perspective: If human rights existed in Muslim societies, weak women would not be conned into covering up their beauty — and do so little about it. Comment

Skewered! BBQer stabbed at beach brawl

Bay News: A partygoer was stabbed in the head with a barbecue skewer May 7 during a cookout in Manhattan Beach. Comment

Would-be Ridge leader says he’ll only back candidates who back him!

Kevin Peter Carroll has a few choice words for elected officials who endorse his opponent, Ralph Perfetto, for state committeeman: carry your own petitions! Comment

New Nazareth squad leaves questions for CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens

High School Sports: Former St. Michael Academy coach Apache Paschall and his players landing at Nazareth has CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens coaches wondering what the future holds for their league. Comment

Matt’s all folks: Madison’s Ecock slams door on Telecom

High School Sports: The game-winning run stood 90 feet away. The crowd worked itself up into a lather and the opposition was on its feet, making noise however it could. Comment

Spiked! Pro volleyball tourney to skip Coney Island this summer

The recession has claimed another casualty: Frolicking bikini-clad athletes in Coney Island. Comment

Arcade fire! Blaze guts Coney funhouse

Bay News: It’s game over at the Coney Island Arcade — at least for now. Comment

It’s a pizza the action for Cucina legend Michael Ayoub

Like his pizza, Michael Ayoub’s career as a pizza man has been circular — when he opens his second outpost of Williamsburg pizza spot Fornino this week in Park Slope, he’ll be returning to the space where he first made his mark nearly 20 years ago at Cucina, once the lone high-quality eatery in Park Slope. Comment

Brutal morning on the F train

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

Cracked Avenue U sidewalk is the pits!

Mill–Marine Courier: It’s “pathetic” that the city has yet to fix sidewalks destroyed during a nor’easter two months ago, Mill Basin residents say. Comment

Long road to rehab on Ocean Parkway bike lane

It took six years to build Ocean Parkway in the 1870s, but it’s taken twice as long, and $10 million, to fix its bucolic bike lane — and the work isn’t finished yet. Comment

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

Seniors don’t use the subway! Comment

Soccer hooligans

68th Precinct Comment

Combative co-worker

Flatbush: PO’ed and punchy Comment

Over 250 guns “bought” off Brooklyn streets — legally!

One hundred seventy four handguns and assault weapons bought with gun buy-back debit cards? $34,800. Comment

Murder suspect convicted — but not for hate crime

Hate crime conundrum Comment

Residents: Too many Trucks on T

Mill–Marine Courier: Impatient truckers eager to bypass traffic and deliver their goods to Mill Basin stores are veering off truck routes and threatening children on residential streets, neighbors say. Comment

Legislative breakfast is bountiful, beautiful and productive

Perspective: The Community Education Council held its second annual legislative brunch at breathtaking Kingsborough Community College on Friday April 30. It was a glorious morning and I suspect the perfect weather plus the beach view from the cafeteria, where the brunch was held above it in U220, stimulated everyone’s appetite. Comment

Tsar power! NBA approves Prokhorov to take over Nets

Put the borscht on the menu at the Barclays Center — a Russian billionaire now owns the Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets! Comment

This ‘Bad Idea’ sounds pretty damn sexy

Jonny Porkpie has a bad idea. Comment

Pier restaurant still a distant dream

Canarsie: Canarsie residents shouldn’t expect a restaurant — or any other business — to open up in the long-vacant building on Canarsie Pier anytime soon. Comment
Music: And it’s too big for just one venue! Comment

Greenpoint crustacean chef is an underground lobster roll dealer

Dining: Brooklyn’s underground lobster roll connection has re-surfaced — and he’s going mobile. Comments (9)
Digital editions: So, a guy walks into the doctor’s office, and the doctor says, “Look, I have some bad news for you — you have six months to live.” The patient gets all upset, but then asks, “Wait a minute, what’s the good news?" And the doctor says, "Who said anything about any good news?” That joke pretty much sums up the yin and yang of modern life — you’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop, but sometimes there just isn’t another shoe. But there always is The Brooklyn Paper’s full print edition — available now just by clicking above. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
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Our video takes you inside the belly of the beast — Grand Army Plaza

Mean Streets: The city has a bright idea for fixing Grand Army Plaza — a traffic light on the western spur of the devilish roundabout. But will it work? Editor Gersh Kuntzman and Traffic Correspondent Stephen Brown take you into the belly of the beast — Grand Army Plaza — in this exclusive video. Comments (1)
Bushwick: Raise another glass to Brooklyn — Bushwick is now home to the city’s first landmarked brewery. Comments (1)

Roofus: Maybe Trader Joe’s should start selling handbags

Cartoon: Our coverage of the ongoing robberies of shoppers at Trader Joe’s inspired Roofus in this week’s cartoon. Comment

Vito’s power grab

Perspective: Sure, no one wants to read about district leaders or party bosses, but this editorial could change your life. Comments (13)

More fallout from ‘anti-Christian’ caption

Letters: When I saw your caption comparing the improvement needed in the health of Walter the pit bull to the “alleged” resurrection of Jesus Christ, I was offended, but chalked it up to the secular press trying to be provocative and was willing to ignore it (“Walter is one sick puppy,” April 23). Comments (3)

Go to Southpaw to laugh at cancer

Nightlife: A benefit — plus some laughs. Comments (4)

Tsar power! NBA approves Prokhorov to take over Nets

Atlantic Yards: Put the borscht on the menu at the Barclays Center — a Russian billionaire now owns the Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets! Comments (3)

This ‘Bad Idea’ sounds pretty damn sexy

Nightlife: Jonny Porkpie has a bad idea. Comments (2)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The future of the toxic Gowanus Canal zone can be bright — if the waterway is cleaned and thousands of new residential apartments are built, a new report argued this week. Comments (4)

Judge: Coney suit baloney

Coney Island: The city acted properly when it rezoned portions of the Coney Island’s amusement distirct, shrinking the area available for rides from 47 acres to 12-1/2, and allowing hotels and housing to be built along the waterfront, a judge ruled yesterday. Comments (3)

Fifth Ave group is BID-ing lone food vendor adieu

Bay Ridge: Nagi Hassan has been selling halal food at the corner of Fifth and Ovington avenues from his legal cart for about a year — but now the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District wants him gone. Comments (5)

Would-be Ridge leader says he’ll only back candidates who back him!

Bay Ridge: Kevin Peter Carroll has a few choice words for elected officials who endorse his opponent, Ralph Perfetto, for state committeeman: carry your own petitions! Comments (9)
Downtown plan: The clock is ticking for residents living at the future site of Willoughby Square Park in Downtown — they’ll have to leave by July to make room for the green space. Comment
Carroll Gardens: A landscape designer in Carroll Gardens is aiming to take back the brownstone neighborhood one front yard at a time. Comments (11)
Mean Streets: A long-overdue city plan to fix the disastrous Fort Hamilton Parkway exit from the Gowanus Expressway is heading back to the drawing board after residents gave it a thumbs down this week. Comments (1)

Walmart — a force for good or evil?

Walmart is apparently hoping to open its first New York City store in a Related Companies’ mall in the Gateway Center in southern Brooklyn. Our news pages have covered the debate for several weeks now, so we thought it was time for the supporters and opponents to make their case, unfiltered. Click below for an opinion piece by Walmart CEO Mike Duke and a counterpoint by union leader Stuart Appelbaum.

It’s Never Scared and Bacon Bits!

Greenpoint: Brooklyn Kickball powerhouse teams Never Scared and Bacon Bits are off to a fast start this year, despite several mini-dust tornadoes appearing on the field and record-cold temperatures at the McCarren Park Thunderdome on Sunday night. Comment

reBar is retooled in DUMBO

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Don’t worry, it’s good news, thanks to chef Jeremy Leech. Comment

Toxic timebomb! State sues chem company for PCBs under Red Hook Park

Cleaning Our Waterways: State authorities have discovered “unacceptable” levels of cancer-causing chemicals near Red Hook Park — and the villain is the same company recently fingered by the feds for fouling the Gowanus Canal. Comment

The six-and-a-half-block solution! Greenpoint Memorial Day Parade is saved

Greenpoint: City budget cuts forced a venerable parade to go from eight to six-and-a-half blocks. Comment

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

Bay Ridge: To seniors, it’s a vital link to Downtown. To the MTA, it’s an easy way to save $3 million. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: Some merchants don’t like the annual street fair. Comment

It’s a pizza the action for Cucina legend Michael Ayoub

Dining: Like his pizza, Michael Ayoub’s career as a pizza man has been circular — when he opens his second outpost of Williamsburg pizza spot Fornino this week in Park Slope, he’ll be returning to the space where he first made his mark nearly 20 years ago at Cucina, once the lone high-quality eatery in Park Slope. Comments (3)

From Boardwalk to chaise lounge

From Boardwalk to chaise lounge

Red Hook: A Red Hook furniture salvaged 200 feet of Coney Island’s Boardwalk — and turned it into expensive coffee tables. Comment

‘Tusk’ tusk! Fleetwood Mac-loving band honors forgotten, but great, album

Music: A long-overdue tribute to Lindsay Buckingham’s seminal work. Comments (1)

Smartmom is still working at being a working mom

Smartmom: But what of the children? Exactly. Comments (4)

Brutal morning on the F train

Carroll Gardens: Two victims, one perp, one gun during the morning rush. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (2)

Gallery Players have an ‘Angel’ on 14th Street

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The troupe’s revival of “City of Angels” is a hit. Comment

DUMBO’s new ‘Front’

Dining: The ritzy Five Front is now Brooklyn Bridge Gardens, a new bar near Brooklyn Bridge Park that will open this Friday. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Heights’ next big makeover is underway — the resurrection of the long-defunct Squibb Park into a gateway to the new Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (2)

‘Swoon’ing for Haiti with a sculpture show about the earthquake

Art: After Haiti’s devastating earthquake, a celebrated Brooklyn street artist wanted to make a difference — by making art. Comment

Daschund killer? Qu’est-ce que c’est? Judge goes soft on dog killer!

Fort Greene: Dachshund killer Dudley Ramsay was sentenced to just four months in prison on Friday despite a massive “all paws bulletin” demanding that the wiener-dog abuser receive the full two years for the murder. Comments (4)

PO’d! Pratt post office will be closed for a year!

Clinton Hill: The Pratt post office on Myrtle Avenue — which was shuttered on March 1 for eight weeks of emergency repairs — will actually be closed for up to a year, the United States Postal Service admitted on Friday. Comments (2)
McMahon on Line 1: Rep. Mike McMahon has just returned from a three-day fact-finding mission to Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he met with big wigs like Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Given McMahon’s staunch support for our operations in that theater of war, and how much we can’t wait to run a picture of the freshman Bay Ridge rep in a flak jacket, it was clearly time to get McMahon on Line 1. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: This is the quack that will echo throughout history. Comment

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

Dining: The Peck vs. Suarez battle is the highlight of the all-afternoon food fest. Comment

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

Shopping: 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
Art: Marc Granager’s photos from the Algerian War of Independence in the 1960s are a must-see. Comment

New Nerve Tank piece is short on dialogue, long on modern angst

Theater: This avant-garde theater group aims to set off a dirty bomb in your brain. Comment
Coney Island: The recession has claimed another casualty: Frolicking bikini-clad athletes in Coney Island. Comments (3)
Fort Greene: There’s fowl play going on in Fort Greene Park’s northwest corner — and visitors are flocking to see it. Comments (1)

‘Shuttle’ diplomacy — again! Buses to replace F train this weekend

Transit: Shuttle buses will replace weekend F train service between Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn and Church Avenue in Kensington this weekend — the latest inconvenience along the troubled line. Comment
Meadows of Shame: The Grim Reaper has plied his deadly trade by the lake in Prospect Park yet again this week, leaving in his wake a dead raccoon, a possum and several gosling — whose corpses all showed up on the same day that we reported that the federal government had given Prospect Park an environmental award! Comments (18)

Proxy battle! Race for district leader — what? — is really all about Vito Lopez

Brooklyn Heights: This year’s biggest election battle is being waged on the lowest rung of the political ladder — a fight for a district leader post in the heart of Brownstone Brooklyn. Comments (11)
Bridge ‘Park’: The operators of Brooklyn Bridge Park have announced the four concessionaires who will be serving food and drink on Pier 1 — and two of them are from Manhattan! Comment

Paper to city: No to bike lane

Editorial: Even the cyclists on The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board are not impressed by the city’s plan for a two-way bike lane on Prospect Park West. Comments (33)
Mean Streets: The Brooklyn–Queens Expressway trench has divided Carroll Gardens for more than 50 years, but now it’s bringing people together. Comments (2)

The tastiest restaurant gossip — including, of course, Roberta’s!

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s been a yummy week. Here are our tastiest morsels of restaurant openings, closings and, of course, some really good gossip. Comments (1)

Roofus: The federal fishing expedition on the Gowanus

Gowanus: Roofus read the coverage of the federal Gowanus Canal Superfund clean-up and had his usual cynical take. That’s why we pay him the big, er, the money. Comment

Letters: Christians are hot and bothered over our caption!

Letters: Our mailbag is bursting again — with two letters from people upset at a perceived slight at Jesus Christ. No offense was intended! Promise! Comments (3)
Coney Island: It’s game over at the Coney Island Arcade — at least for now. Comment
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Is this the biggest rat in Brooklyn?

Mean Streets: After filing Wednesday’s Web exclusive on rats, reporter Gary Buiso knew there was more to the story — and sure enough, there is: a stunning piece of videotape of what could be the biggest rat in Brooklyn. Join Buiso and Editor Gersh Kuntzman as they show you an animal that you won’t soon forget. Comments (1)

Bright idea for Grand Army Plaza — new traffic light in circle of hell

Mean Streets: The hair-raising traffic pattern on the western side of Grand Army Plaza will soon be tranquilized by a new red light to deter drivers from jockeying for position at the most dangerous point in what easily could have been Dante’s 10th circle of hell. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: 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. Comments (12)
The Best Thing We Ate This Week: This is what you have been dreaming about for years. Comment

Cops sting purse-snatcher at Trader Joe’s!

Cobble Hill: Maybe this will stop the rash of robberies. Comments (10)

Once bitten

Prospect Heights: A woman loses her iPod to a canine-like thief. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment
Mean Streets: City officials shot back at opponents of the controversial Prospect Park West bike lane last Thursday, saying that the two-way protected bike path is all about making Park Slope’s notorious speedway safer. Comments (11)

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