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Yarn over Aunt Olga, I’m crocheting the reins.

Perspective: Most new brides wait for the day when they know for sure that they have been successfully integrated into their husband’s family. Whether a trusted relative lets them in on a family secret or they are included in all the latest gossip there comes the day - thatdefining moment - when they know they’ve made it. Comment

In Bensonhurst, ‘D’ is for deafening

A little lube goes a long way. Comment

Turning Jamaica Bay landfills into park space

Turning a toxic landfill into a family friendly park is significantly more complicated than it sounds. Comment

Cyclones look for new stadium naming rights partner

Wanted: A corporate sponsor to pay for the naming rights of the Coney Island stadium that the Brooklyn Cyclones call home. Comment

Marchiano marches to his own beat

High School Sports: At St. Edmund’s Prep, a small co-ed high school on Ocean Ave. in South Brooklyn, there is no question who the big man on campus is. Comment

Murphy still awaiting word on fate at Loughlin

High School Sports: The future of Bishop Loughlin guard Tayshana (Chicken) Murphy remains uncertain after she was involved in a fight at a boys basketball at the Fort Greene school on Jan. 22, Lions junior varsity coach Kasim Alston, who is Murphy’s godfather, told The Post. Comment

Pumps & Pleats’ makeup guide

By Michèle De Meglio Comment

Rhodes gives Boys & Girls first Millrose crown since 1996

High School Sports: The only thing Robert Rhodes lost at the finish line was his shoe. Comment

Lions roar early, hold on in CK rematch

High School Sports: The Bishop Loughlin players didn’t take too kindly to this past Sunday’s loss to Christ the King at home in Fort Greene. It was the fourth time in a row that CK had beaten Loughlin, going back to last season. Comment

Names for KeySpan Park we’d like to see

With the Brooklyn Cyclones ending their naming rights relationship with National Grid, which bought the old KeySpan energy company, we at CNG’s Courier-Life have some suggestions on naming rights deals we’d like to see. Comment

Lowe’s to meet Mill Basin residents

Lowe’s representatives have finally agreed to meet face-to-face with Mill Basin residents. Comment

Rose Plaza’s thorns pricking ‘Burg leaders

Williamsburg: Two sides of a Hasidic religious schism traded words in a public hearing Wednesday morning as the City Planning Commission heard testimony over whether a controversial development project, known as Rose Plaza, should be built on the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment

Canarsie kids open hearts and wallets for Haiti

Canarsie: Public school students in Canarsie are making a difference in the lives of Haitians - one piece of construction paper at a time. Comment

66th Precinct cop honored by Community Council

Both Inspector Peter DiBlasio, who had left the 66th Precinct to take charge of the 60th Precinct, and Deputy Inspector John Sprague, the precinct’s new commanding officer were on hand to congratulate Ghaffar as Executive Officer Captain Nicholas Muglia presented him with a cop of the month award for not only a recent arrest, but also a career that exemplifies the phrase “New York’s Finest.” Comment

Ridge luminaries shine at annual luncheon

A bitter chill prevailed outdoors, but, within the Bay Ridge Manor, all was warmth and fervor, this past Saturday, as the movers and shakers of Bay Ridge and surrounding neighborhoods gathered together, as they do every year, to celebrate the community’s long and vibrant history of activism. Comment

Temporary classrooms finally razed as park restoration begins

It’s taken over a decade, but the portion of Leif Ericson Park that has been home to temporary classrooms utilized by the High School of Telecommunications Arts & Technology is finally being returned to parkland. Comment

Cops honored by outgoing councilman

And a hearty thank you goes to... Comment

Living in ‘New Hope City’

Welcome to New Hope City. Comment

The Tooth Hurts

“The tooth hurts.” “You can’t handle the tooth.” “The tooth, and nothing but the tooth.” Comment

Klutz trades Taco Bell for traditional grub

I don’t wanna eat slime! Comment

EPA: Superfunded Gowanus won’t discourage lending

There’s plenty of indication in and around the Gowanus Canal that designating the fetid waterway a Superfund site will have little impact on the ability to secure a mortgage, the Environmental Protection Agency insisted this week. Comment

Nominate Burg’s Most Eligible Bachelor!

Williamsburg: Have you ever attended an East River summer concert, hung out at Union Pool or wandered into a community board meeting and thought, “Who’s that cute boy in the corner?” Comment

Cops to target Park Slope egg bandit

Brooklyn Paper: Hard-boiled cops are vowing to step up patrols in order to scramble Park Slope’s egg-tossing bandit. Comment

Car stop leads to cop shooter

Sometimes a car stop ends with a warning or a traffic ticket, but other times cops get a whole lot more than they bargained for. Comment

City Reliquary Needs Your Help

Williamsburg: The little storefront museum that celebrates Brooklyn’s underdog spirit with exacting curatorial detail and a passionate devotion to artifacts large and small may be in danger of closing. Comment

Fulton Takes a Bite Out of Crime

Williamsburg: Crime has been on the decline in North Brooklyn for the past year, but Deputy Inspector Dennis Fulton wants community members to take crime prevention into their own hands. Comment

Woman struck down on Ralph Ave.

Police said that the woman was crossing the heavily-traveled thoroughfare near Avenue K at 8:30 p.m. January 21 when she was hit by a passing vehicle. Comment

Fire rips through Midwood Home

Kings Courier: A firefighter from Ladder 157 takes a quick breather as he and his team put out a near-fatal fire on East 15th Street near Avenue K in Midwood. Comment

EWVIDCO “Cooks” Up Industrial Space in Burg

Williamsburg: Light manufacturing is dead. Long live light manufacturing! Comment

84 Precinct honors Cop of the Year

Brooklyn Heights: Local streets are safer thanks to the efforts of Police Officer John Bolden, named Cop of the Year by the 84th Precinct Community Council last week. Comment

Mortgage Man Runs for Congress

After a life of advising New Yorkers on obtaining mortgages to buy their homes, Bruce Hirschfeld wants to help his neighbors in an even more profound way: as a U.S. Congressman. Comment

Charter school relocation

Brooklyn Paper: The Summit Academy Charter School may have found a new home. Comment

DOE: PAVE can stay at P.S. 15

Brooklyn Paper: The PAVE Academy Charter School is staying put in P.S. 15’s building. Comment

Triple homicide rocks East Flatbush

Flatbush: Blood has little meaning to Jermaine Ruiz, unless it’s his own blood. Comment

Felony car stop earns cop award

Flatbush: Making a felony car stop is one of a police officer’s more dangerous jobs,but it also earned one of the 67th Precinct’s finest his first “Cop of the Month” certificate. Comment

Local church setting up food pantry in Canarsie

Canarsie: One local house of worship is hoping to help residents of Canarsie who are in need. Comment

New life for Herr’s

Marine Park is trading potato chips for pediatricians. Comment

CB 18 wants footbridge over congested Flatbush Avenue

If they can’t get across Flatbush Avenue, why not go over it? Comment

Hasid vs. Bikester Debate Settles Little

Williamsburg: A debate between the Hasidic community in South Williamsburg and cycling advocates over the removal of the Bedford Avenue bike lanes revealed that both sides have irreconcilable differences over improving transportation in Williamsburg. Comment

Crime in Canarsie heading upwards at start of year

Canarsie: Crime in Canarsie may have hit a historic low in 2009, but, so far, in 2010, it appears to be going in the opposite direction. Comment

Canarsie cops honored for key collars

Canarsie: Four of the 69th Precinct’s officers were honored as cops of the month during the most recent meeting of the precinct’s Community Council. Comment

Public schools in danger

The city Department of Education (DOE) will close Metropolitan Corporate Academy — and possibly eight other schools in the borough. Comment

Infamous Idiotarod Rides Again

Williamsburg: Registration has been a discombobulated mess, no one knows the route, and it is expected to be 26 degrees with a 50 percent chance of snow on Saturday, but that has done little to diminish Brooklynites’ unbridled enthusiasm for the 2010 Idiotarod. Comment

Tom passes, neighborhood remembers

Brooklyn Paper: The passing of a neighborhood stalwart has not gone unnoticed in Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill. A makeshift memorial has been erected at Court and Baltic Streets to note the passing of Tom, a homeless man who endeared himself to local residents.On most days, according to local blog Pardon Me for Asking, he would be sitting on a milk crate near a Court Street deli. Blog author Katia Kelly said he was never pushy about asking for money. “It was clear that this was his little corner and he would sit there very comfortable and just say ‘hi’ to you when you walk by. He was a fixture there.” Comment

Marine Park residents challenge cops

Marine Park residents want answers from the 63rd Precinct about a series of robberies. Comment

Embattled EMTs back at work; Rennix family outraged

The family of the young East Flatbush woman who died at a downtown Brooklyn cafe were “upset” that the EMTs accused of doing nothing to help her were back on the job. Comment

Contretemps over East 80th Street ticketing

Canarsie: Canarsie residents are clearly tired of cops hanging out at Avenue J and East 80th Street during the morning rush hour, waiting to catch cars that make an illegal left turn at that hour. Comment

No-Strand Avenue Being Cut from Junction Streetscape Project

If Nostrand Avenue were a person, it would undoubtedly be feeling pretty left out. Comment

Diner debacle: Rumors swirl about Kings Plaza Diner’s possible closure

It’s a plan of expansion and contraction that’s bound to give local diner lovers indigestion. Comment

Romantic commerce focus of pre-Valentine’s swap meet

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with Brooklyn Artists Gym. The first installment of their swap meet series, “BAGGAGE Claim” will focus on the theme of romantic commerce, February 13, 6-8 p.m. at 168 Seventh Street in Park Slope. Comment
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Think your taco’s got the mojo? Enter this contest

Event: Enough football — it’s finally time for taco makers to compete in a Super Bowl of sorts, the Brooklyn Taco Experiment. Comments (1)

Bulletproof! This Gowanus Chinese takeout will be clean and green

Dining: Chinese take-out may be a New York staple, but restaurateur Michael Bruno is hoping we can all make room in our hearts for a healthier version of the fare when his new restaurant on Third Avenue in Gowanus opens shop this March. Comments (1)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: And they call “As You Like It” a comedy? Comments (2)

The MTA’s big bollards are an affront to Brooklyn

Atlantic Yards: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board has harsh words for the tomb-like security perimeter around the new Long Island Rail Road terminal. Comments (5)

9-11 memorial passes a test at Brooklyn Navy Yard

It’s taken almost 10 years, but the centerpiece of the proposed 9-11 memorial at Ground Zero is nearing completion — and the prototype was tested last week at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Comments (7)
Bay Ridge: The young guns are coming in to try and devour the “bad apples” rotting in Albany, and for one man, Bay Ridge’s longtime Republican state Sen. Marty Golden is the sourest of them all. Comments (5)

In the mailbag: A man who wants to put the brakes on Ford

Letters: Another open fray in our letters column. Comment

Revealed! LIRR bollards are bigger than they need to be!

Fort Greene: The controversial, tomb-like bollards around the new Long Island Rail Road terminal at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues — which were supposedly installed at the behest of the police — are actually excessive under NYPD counter-terrorism standards. Comments (9)

One-man crime wave on the Fulton Mall!

Brooklyn Heights: Cops are investigating whether the same armed thug was responsible for a crime wave on the Fulton Mall last week. Comments (2)

The oyPhone bandit strikes again!

Park Slope: Cops chase the bike-riding bandit through the North Slope after yet another attempt. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Smartmom craves another baby — but Teen Spirit suffices

Smartmom: Smartmom and Hepcat drove out to Ditmas Park last Saturday night to hear Bad Teeth, Teen Spirit’s band, at Vox Pop. Comments (1)

DUMBO is saying hooray for ñ

Dining: Finally, Brooklynites don’t need to cross a river — or an ocean — for great tapas. Comments (2)

Catch wrestle mania next weekend

Williamsburg: Get out the old Ric Flair T-shirt and work on that fist pump — the borough is about to receive its first piledriver of the decade. Comment

Parrot trouper! Missing bird found after three days on the lam

Park Slope: A Prospect Place woman’s missing African Grey Parrot is found a few blocks away! You can thank The Brooklyn Paper, of course. Comments (4)
Mean Streets: Did Marty Markowitz bring the Prospect Park West bike lane to a skidding halt? Comments (25)

What if the G train gets worse?

Greenpoint: The MTA is planning huge service cuts, including worse service on the G train. Senior transit reporter Andy Campbell staked out Brooklyn’s much-maligned line to find out how riders will use all the extra time on the platform! Comments (2)

The L.A. story — Cynthia Wade quits Slope for Hollywood

Cinema: Park Slope is losing an Oscar-winning director to Los Angeles. Comment

Beat up before going down

Fort Greene: A woman is mugged on her way into a subway. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1)
Shopping: First Jacques Torres, then Almondine and the ice cream place. Now, an old-fashioned candy shop. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: The path to the Senate obviously goes through the stomach of Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Comments (15)
Bridge ‘Park’: Fulton Ferry Landing preservationists are fuming that construction workers trashed a piece of history at the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park — set to open this month — that could have helped create a new trolley service. Comments (6)

Life in a Blender makes the big time

Checkin’ in with: On the eve of a big BAM gig, front man Don Rauf checks in. Comment

Arby’s? In Gage and Tollner? See for yourself!

Dining: The old Gage and Tollner restaurant has been turned into an Arby’s, so naturally, The Brooklyn Paper team checked out whether a fast-food joint could properly fill the landmarked shoes of the former chophouse. Here’s a video that you won’t see anywhere else! Comments (4)

Help find this missing bird!

Park Slope: You’ve got a missing parrot? Who ya gonna call? The Brooklyn Paper! Comments (6)

Check out ‘The Ant’ this weekend!

Art: Xavier Roux’s massive arthropod is up at Invisble Dog — and it’ll teach you a thing or two about death! Comment
Development: Prices for the borough’s most luxurious housing have plummeted — speeding a trend that began when the economy took a nose-dive two years ago. Comments (4)

New front in Vietnam war opens at Park Slope sandwich joints

Park Slope: The banh mi guy who left Hanco’s to open Henry’s has broken off from Henry’s to open Home. Got that? Comments (3)
Coney Island: Coney Island’s going back to the big time, as the city announced last Wednesday that the amusement wizards behind the popular Victorian Gardens theme park will begin running an amusement park by the Boardwalk this summer — and they’re using the throwback name Luna Park! Comments (1)

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