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Angling for fun at the Macy’s fishing contest

Awesome Clinton Hill angler Athena Murray, 8, fished for fun and found it when she cast her line into Prospect Park Lake for the Macy’s Fishing Contest, and netted herself a prize for hauling in the first catch of the day — a comely catfish, which was admired, measured and recorded before being released back into the water. Comment

Bullets over Brooklyn

Flatbush: Stabbed to death Comment

Bitter rivals face off for district leader post

Flatbush: A battle royal is brewing in eastern Brooklyn as two longtime political adversaries are poised to clash one more time. Comment

Vaugh-tastic! Cory hits two dingers in Cyclones win

Bay News: Spikes 3 Comment

Breaking and entering: and sleeping!

Bay News: Synagogue looted Comment

Fun, fun, fun with the Beach Boys

Nothing says summer quite like the music of The Beach Boys. Comment

So what is pétanque?

The game of petanque is as old as France herself. But Americans often can’t understand a game that’s so, how you say, vague. It’s like a drunken game of horseshoes walked into a dive bar and hooked up with a game of shuffleboard — on the beach. In other words, the objet of this French national pastime is to throw balls down a long sand alley in hopes of getting them close to each other. Comment

Pie are squared at sisters’ new shop, Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Dining: A new bake shop in Gowanus has a fairy tale name — but there’s nothing make believe about the quality. Comment

Cyclones beat up on the Spikes

Bay News: Spikes 2 Comment

‘Bridge’ project! New culture series kicks off on Saturday at Pier 1

With all that robust lawn space at Brooklyn Bridge Park, a concert series was the logical next step. Comment

Digging up Canarsie’s history

Canarsie: Canarsie’s rich and colorful history will be proudly on display on July 11 as the Canarsie History Museum holds its annual fair at the Hebrew Educational Society. Comment

Now <i>that’s</i> more like it — Cyclones win

Bay News: Spikes 2 Comment

The tastiest restaurant gossip — including, of course, burgers!

Dining: It’s been a scrumptious two weeks of openings, closings and restaurant gossip. Here’s the skinny. Comment

New bar, old problem

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Our exclusive video of horseshoe crab mating!

Click above for some pre-historic mating action. Comment

Hot fight, cool TVs! Golden boils over at Squadron’s ‘asinine’ bill

A Brownstone Brooklyn lawmaker’s bid to make televisions more energy efficient is making a Bay Ridge colleague boil over with rage. Comment

Another artful ‘First Thursdays’ in DUMBO

Art lovers flocked to Front Street before the holiday weekend (and the heatwave) to take in DUMBO’s latest “First Thursdays” open house on a picture-perfect summer night. Comment

Robbed of bike -- at gunpoint!

Mill–Marine Courier: Gunning for bikes Comment

Fort Ham. welcomes Col. Michael J. Gould as new commander

A pomp-filled arrival was in store for the new man in charge at Fort Hamilton Army Base, complete with a changing of the guard, a presentation of the American flag, and a fond farewell for the departing chief. Comment

Yankees sweep the reeling Clones!

Bay News: It doesn’t get much worse than this, Cyclone fans: A three-game sweep, and a fall from first place, at the hands of the Staten Island Yankes. Here’s how it all went down (literally). Comment

Cyclones are playing like light breezes

Bay News: Cyclones 5 Comment

Fowl play!

Bay News: A serene Norman Rockwell moment ended up in a soggy mess for a young child who fell into Sheepshead Bay while attempting to feed some ducks last Friday. Comment

Sex god! Bklyn College doc loves a good crab orgy

There’s a horseshoe crab orgy going on right now, and everyone’s invited. Comment

Cherry bombs and ash cans — the good old days!

Perspective: Celebrating the Fourth of July in my part of the hood, Gravesend, in the 1960s and ’70s meant firecrackers, lots and lots of firecrackers. The streets would be filled with the empty paper casings of bandoliers, ash-cans and bottle rockets come the next morning, making the block look like the Canyon of Heroes after a New York Yankees parade. Comment

Even Shavana — a Brit! — loves the Fourth

Perspective: Brooklyn used to rock on the Fourth of July. Comment

All-City girls track and field honors

High School Sports: New York City produced some of the top athletes in the nation and state. Comment

One big Whitman sampler at Brooklyn Bridge Park

BoroBeat: The life of poet, journalist and Brooklynite Walt Whitman was celebrated last Friday on the Pier 1 lawn at new Brooklyn Bridge Park, where the Brooklyn Heights Association collaborated with Issue Project Room to present a night of music played to a marathon reading of Whitman’s masterful 19th-century collection “Leaves of Grass.” Comment

State moves to close radioactive waste plant near W’burg school

Williamsburg: A bill passed by the state legislature last week may force a controversial radioactive waste plant three blocks from a Williamsburg school to move from the neighborhood, but the company isn’t willing to leave without a fight. Comment

Freak show at Coney! Chestnut wins, but Kobayashi’s arrested!

It was double disappointment at Coney island on July 4 as three-time world hot dog–eating champion Joey Chestnut triumphed over 15 challengers at the annual Nathan’s contest — but he not only failed to come close to his history-making performances of the past, he also had to watch as his greatest challenger, Takeru Kobayashi, rushed the stage at the end of the contest and was arrested. Comment

This fire wasn’t as bad as it looks

Williamsburg: Williamsburg book lovers breathed a sigh of relief this morning after a vicious fire that ripped through a Devoe Street building did not damage the beloved Brooklyn Public Library branch next door. Comment

Heat wave leads to crime wave in Greenpoint’s McCarren Park

Williamsburg: The mercury is rising in McCarren Park — and so is the crime. Comment

Mirror has two faces — both bad

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Sedaris family values at the Old Stone House

The Park Slope-based Piper Theatre made a conscious decision to move away from Shakespeare this summer — and it couldn’t have found a better opposite to the Great Bard than the Sedaris Family. Comment

Grief turned ugly at Marine Park corner

Mill–Marine Courier: The city removed a makeshift memorial to two people killed in a motorcycle accident at the corner of East 38th Street and Quentin Road last week after the shrine had grown out of control. Comment

Midwood house ablaz — and fireworks are suspected

Flatbush: An impromptu fireworks show in Midwood may have sparked a two-alarm blaze that ripped through an East Third Street home on July 4, police and firefighters said. Comment

Pier pressure

Canarsie: So much for a “big interest” in the Canarsie Pier. Comment

Not Déjà vu, but history repeating itself due to MTA stupidity and senility Pt. II

Bay News: Larry Hart wrote these beautiful lyrics to Richard Rogers’s “Where or When,” which sort of describes the feeling of Déjà vu: “It seems we stood and talked like this before. We looked at each other in the same way then, but I can’t remember where or when. The clothes you’re wearing are the clothes you wore. The smile you are smiling you were smiling then, but I can’t remember where or when. Some things that happened for the first time seem to be happening again.” Comment

Thief breaks into store, come out with pocket change

Kings Courier: Poor image Comment

Teen killed at party

Flatbush: Independence Day bloodbath Comment

Stealing water from a baby!

Brooklyn Courier: Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook Comment

McRobbed! Canarsie McDonald’s held up

Canarsie: McDonald’s menace Comment

Tackled for a cellphone

68th Precinct Comment

It was wrestle mania when the Dudley Boyz visited MCU Park

Bay News: The Dudley Boyz threw down at MCU Park last week, but instead of tossing feeble opponents over the ropes, they tossed out the first pitch. Comment

Cyclones fall from first — this team needs some relief

Bay News: The culprit is the Clones’ leaky bullpen, which has been responsible for six of the Clones’ eight losses. Comment

It’s the Mom and Pop prostitution business

Crime: A couple responsible for coercing a 17-year-old they took under their wing into prostitution pled guilty to sex trafficking on July 1 — charges that carry a minimum sentence of 15 years behind bars. Comment

Sen. Kruger speaks: Sell my services to donors? Me?

Bay News: After a week of tight-lipped silence, state Sen. Carl Kruger is finally speaking out about the FBI’s probe into his campaign practices, saying that he’s just an innocent patsy despite allegations that he sold his sizable political clout at high-priced fundraisers. Comment

Kruger’s campaign expenses reveal a really fancy bathroom

Bay News: State Sen. Carl Kruger’s $2.1-million campaign war chest brings new meaning to the phrase “money to burn.” Comment

Independence Day horror: Man drowns during July 4 swim

Bay News: July 4 drowning Comment

Man-eat-dog

So, how hard is it to eat 54 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes? Consider that 54 HDBs comprises. Comment

All-City softball honors

High School Sports: History was made this softball season. Comment

The Post’s All-City boys track and field honors

High School Sports: It was quite a year for Brooklyn. Comment

All-City baseball honors

High School Sports: The story of the New York City baseball season was Huguenot, the neighborhood on the South Side of Staten Island, home of the CHSAA champ St. Joseph by the Sea and PSAL titleholderTottenville. Comment

Yeah, but what <i>is</i> stained glass?

You’ve seen it in the windows of churches and on really expensive lamps, but what is stained glass? Comment

Tips for putting your breast foot forward

Fittings are free at Iris Lingerie — and owner Iris Clarke’s got an extensive array of low- to high-end lingerie to choose from. But in the meantime, here are Clarke’s top-three tips for finding the perfect undergarment. Comment

It’s time for you to have the perfect bra

More than 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, killing their support, weakening their posture and ultimately causing pain to themselves and, perhaps, others. Comment

Clones knock off the Jammers

Bay News: Cyclones 4 Comment

Male call!

Residents living around King’s Chapel Church on Quentin Road say that the U.S. Post Office has turned their mail route into the Homecrest proving grounds — and washout letter carriers are forcing them to hunt down their own letters and deliver errant parcels to neighbors. Comment

Of guns, Hannity and … hair

Perspective: I saw the best response to the recent Supreme Court decision about the right to bear arms on an old bumper sticker. “WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL HAVE GUNS” Comment

Judge sides with Markowitz’s foes — but Council rule change allows summer concerts

Bay News: A judge last Wednesday ruled that Borough President Markowitz’s summer concerts may violate a city anti-noise law — but the ruling blocking this year’s series is effectively moot thanks to a just-passed Council bill that excepts the very concerts from noise code restrictions. Comment
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Podcast: Join Community Newspaper Group legend Aaron Short for the third installment of his scintillating weekly roundup, “The Short Minute.” As always, Aaron takes on the big topics of the week. Comments (3)
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Youth will be served — literally! — at AYSO this fall

The famed soccer organization will put 14-year-olds on the same field as 19-year-olds, due to low enrollment. Comments (1)
Theater: It’s Shakespeare in the Park — our park! Comment
Williamsburg: Lights! Camera! … Williamsburg? Comments (9)

Say ‘Ola’ to David Wingo at Littlefield next week

Music: By day, David Wingo is a composer, having left his mark on such films as “All the Real Girls” and “Gentlemen Broncos.” Comment

Get the lead out with this stained glass workshop

Fort Greene: Become a glass act in just a few days. Comment
Meadows of Shame: The Heatwave is back — not the weather, but the notorious illegal party that left Prospect Park looking like a garbage dump last summer. Comments (12)

Cobble Hill couple is Jonesing for Norah’s windows

Cobble Hill: A Cobble Hill couple wants to “pull a Norah” and add four windows to the side of their austere brownstone — and preservationists are howling once again. Comments (11)

It’s time for you to have the perfect bra

Shopping: More than 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, killing their support, weakening their posture and ultimately causing pain to themselves and, perhaps, others. Comments (4)

Hot fight, cool TVs! Golden boils over at Squadron’s ‘asinine’ bill

Brooklyn Heights: A Brownstone Brooklyn lawmaker’s bid to make televisions more energy efficient is making a Bay Ridge colleague boil over with rage. Comments (10)
Brownstone Brooklyn shvitzed its way through the summer’s first heat wave, thanks to service cuts by Con Ed. Comments (1)

Even under Obama, Clinton is still the man

Music: Of course, we’re talking about George Clinton. Comment

Cyclones are playing like light breezes

Cyclones: This team has lost five of its last six. That’s bad. Comment

More troubles at Slope Armory

Park Slope: Cops are called again to the women’s shelter inside Park Slope’s principal recreation center. Plus the rest of the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (2)

It’s kickball all-star time again!

The third-ranked Lobos and seventh-ranked New Frontiersmen lead the way with six members selected from each squad for the Brooklyn Kickball League’s All Star tournament this weekend. Comments (1)
Carroll Gardens: This man’s koi-filled pond is a hunting ground for local strays. Comments (9)
Cyclones: The Dudley Boyz threw down at MCU Park last week, but instead of tossing feeble opponents over the ropes, they tossed out the first pitch. Comment

Food smarts for the finicky locavore

Books: From milking goats and hunting monkfish to working at an organic restaurant, Melanie Rehak gets down and dirty with her food. Comment

Sen. Kruger speaks: Sell my services to donors? Me?

Politics: After a week of tight-lipped silence, state Sen. Carl Kruger is finally speaking out about the FBI’s probe into his campaign practices, saying that he’s just an innocent patsy despite allegations that he sold his sizable political clout at high-priced fundraisers. Comments (9)

Stealing water from a baby!

Carroll Gardens: A 13-year-old is robbed at his bottled water stand! Plus all the other crimes from Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1)

Another Fourth, another barbecue, another rush of memories for Smartmom

Smartmom: It’s amazing what will happen to you over a Weber kettle on Third Street. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Boo-m! Comments (11)
Meadows of Shame: Monday, July 5 in Prospect Park — the worst mess we’ve ever seen. Good news? Parks workers are cleaning it up as we speak. Comments (19)
Theater: The Park Slope-based Piper Theatre made a conscious decision to move away from Shakespeare this summer — and it couldn’t have found a better opposite to the Great Bard than the Sedaris Family. Comment

State moves to close radioactive waste plant near W’burg school

Williamsburg: A bill passed by the state legislature last week may force a controversial radioactive waste plant three blocks from a Williamsburg school to move from the neighborhood, but the company isn’t willing to leave without a fight. Comments (2)
Music: It’s OkayAfrica — and it’s Sunday, July 11 at the band shell in Prospect Park. Comment
A big win and a bizarre finish — it doesn’t get better than this. Comments (12)

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Man-eat-dog

Disastrous 5–0 loss to the Yankees

Cyclones: The Cyclones are swept by the Evil Empire of the New York-Penn League; team falls to second place. Comments (2)

JellyNYC releases its ‘pool party’ schedule

Music: And it’s a good one. Comment

Heat wave leads to crime wave in Greenpoint’s McCarren Park

Greenpoint: The mercury is rising in McCarren Park — and so is the crime. Comments (11)

Mirror has two faces — both bad

Prospect Heights: A thief steals a side mirror off a car right in front of the owner. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment

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