AY Street Closures Could be Imminent

Getting around Downtown Brooklyn could get a little harder even before construction begins this year on the new Barclays Center Arena. Comment

Poor conditions haunt Canarsie Cemetery

Canarsie: If those interred in the Canarsie Cemetery stepped out of their graves and looked at the deplorable condition the historic boneyard’s been left in, they’d keel over and die all over again. Comment

DEC Dives into Newtown Creek Sewage Bust

Williamsburg: They may be small in number, but they have a disproportionate influence over environmental conservation in Brooklyn. Comment

Sugar Shock! Committee Sours on New Domino

Williamsburg: The protracted effort to redevelop the former Domino Sugar refinery stumbled unexpectedly on February 24, as a key committee disapproved of a plan to rezone 11.2 acres of the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment

Atlantic Avenue BID moves forward

As far as downtown Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) go, the one proposed for Atlantic Avenue appears more accommodating to many of the small shops that line the strip. Comment

Designer touts Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: Size doesn’t matter, at least not when it comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park, its chief designer told a rapt audience this week. Comment

Witnesses to move HQ from Heights

Brooklyn Heights: The Jehovah’s Witnesses have forsaken Brooklyn Heights as their headquarters, and will move to a compound upstate, it was reported this week. Comment

East River Park Dodges Closure

Williamsburg: East River State Park has dodged Albany’s budget cuts like the hipsters who play dodgeball during the park’s popular summer concert series. Comment

Hit and run raises questions about Flatbush Ave.

The hit and run that left a 22-year-old Mayoral staffer brain dead has raised questions about traffic conditions on Flatbush Avenue’s northern end. Comment

Fight to prevent medical waste transfer station from opening reaches new stage

Canarsie: Local activists are bracing for the next battle in their effort to keep a medical waste transfer station out of Canarsie. Comment

Friends to conduct massive search for missing Sloper

As the search for 45-year-old 14th Street resident Marion McCleneghan languishes into its third week, concerned friends and family members are preparing an intense grid search of Park Slope and its environs in an attempt to pick up her trail. Comment

Cops’ plan to catch car vandals

Thanks to a prop car and borrowed laptop, the 63rd Precinct has hatched a plan to catch criminals in Marine Park. Comment

A Lowy down dirty shame: IND president booted from club

There’s a problem when you run someone out on a rail — everyone gets splinters. Comment

18 years for Brooklyn Heights bomber

Brooklyn Heights: With very little fanfare, the mad bomb collector who kept Brooklyn Heights in a grip of fear over two years ago was quietly sentenced to 18 years in prison. Comment

K-Bridge Final Four

Williamsburg: It is down to the final four! Comment

Federalization of Bay View in view

Canarsie: A big change could be coming to Bay View Houses. Comment

Deja vu all over again as activists fight to save Cortelyou Road bus

Flatbush: The cold winter of 2010 finds community activists reprising the role they played in early 2009, as they muster their forces to fight off draconian service cuts proposed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), in an effort to help the authority crawl out of a sea of red ink. Comment

Brave cop ends armed robbery pattern

Flatbush: Quick thinking and keen observation helped end a string of armed robberies of fruit stores and bodegas. Comment

Crime remains higher in nabe

Canarsie: Crime continues to remain above 2009 levels in Canarsie. Comment

Uptick in murder rocks East Flatbush

Flatbush: With five murders in a little more than the first five weeks of 2010, violent crime continues to haunt the streets of East Flatbush. Comment

Haiti heroes honored

Brooklyn Heights: A horrible, beautiful moment in Haiti gained two cops recognition from the 84th Precinct Community Council last week. Comment

No new home for 63rd Precinct

The search for a new home for the 63rd Precinct has slowly become a decades-long journey with no end in sight. Comment

Burglaries are rough on 66th Precinct

Cops from the 66th Precinct are attributing almost half of all the major law breaking committed inparts of Borough Park, Kensington and Midwood to one crime: burglary. Comment

Drug collar earns Canarsie officers cop of the month honors

Canarsie: Two Canarsie crime fighters have been honored as cops of the month by the 69th Precinct Community Council. Comment

Committee weighs canal cleanup plan

A Community Board 6 committee this week raised a stink about whether to endorse a Park Slope man’s plan to help clean up the noxious Gowanus Canal. Comment

Who needs an Oscar?

“Avatar has nothing on me” Comment

Marine Park eyesore

A vacant home in Marine Park is a “blight on the neighborhood.” Comment

Snow, NYPD freezes would-be criminals

Williamsburg: Crime remains low in Northside Williamsburg and Greenpoint, with an assist from the region’s winter storms which depressed criminal activity throughout North Brooklyn. Comment

Robberies soaring in 84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights: Robberies have spiked in the 84th Precinct, and an executive officer there vowed this week that cops are taking this “tremendous” increase seriously. Comment

Whole Foods Gowanus site to be clean by April

Whole Foods remains intent on developing its property along the Gowanus Canal, a toxic site that should be cleaned by April, an environmental consultant for the company said this week. Comment

Top cop honored by 84th Precinct Council

Brooklyn Heights: Robberies may be up in the 84th Precinct, but cops like James Gipson are doing their part to bring them back down — and gain accolades while doing so. Comment

Brooklyn community board suffers from budget request bupkis

Community Board 18 is having a tough time with the city’s fuzzy math. Comment

City takes aim at water quality in Jamaica Bay

New York City will be pouring money – lots of money – into Jamaica Bay. Comment

Three Brooklyn grid stars earn invite to Premier Showcase

High School Sports: New York City has made inroads onto the national football scene in recent years. Just months ago, Curtis standout Dominique Easley, a University of Florida recruit, was named the MVP of the Under Armour All-American game and was ranked by one recruiting Web site as the third best prospect in the country. Comment

Mount crushes Ford in playoff tune-up

High School Sports: It was supposed to be a matchup between two of the top CHSAA Class A teams, a possible intersectional semifinal preview. And that’s what made last Friday afternoon non-league game important. It’s why the Mount St. Michael players arrived in the gym early on a day off from school. Comment

Tame Tigers scorched by Firebirds

High School Sports: Rocco Sellitto wasn’t asking for much in his team’s final regular-season game. Bishop Kearney traveled to play Kellenberg, the defending CHSAA Class A state champion, for a test and tune up before the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens playoffs. But the Tigers and their coach left with some of the same questions instead of answers. Comment

12 diverse bands, all united by strings

A champion whistler. A legend who cut his teeth by sitting in with Bill Monroe. A bluegrass singer and favorite on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Comment

Stars galore in “Valentine’s Day”

Julia Roberts may be the biggest star of “Valentine’s Day” but she’s upstaged by a pint-sized lovelorn boy, a hot jock with a steamy secret and a rapper-turned-actor with the funniest line in the film. Comment

Town hall meeting on public education

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and Councilmembers Letitia James, Brad Lander and Steve Levin will convene a town hall meeting, March 3, to discuss the city’s public education system. Comment

Secret ingredient makes fro crispy, succulent chicken

A long time ago, in the era of my life labeled BC (before children), frequent dinner parties were a regular occurrence. With a small group of friends, all similarly unencumbered by offspring, my husband and I would regularly delve into the culinary art, with the emphasis on the word art. Comment

Next generation at Lincoln leans on each other

High School Sports: Ethan Telfair is the younger brother of Sebastian, the NBA player and Coney Island legend, the first point guard to go straight to the NBA and the one-time all-time leading scorer in New York State history. Comment

Improving juniors Buford, Gifford lead Poly Prep past Dalton

High School Sports: When Poly Prep was struggling earlier this season, Bill McNally remained confident. After losses to rival Collegiate, he still felt the future – the immediate future – was bright. Comment

WW II Buffalo Soldiers depicted in documentary

Director Fred Kuwornu, an Italian filmmaker of African heritage, set out two years ago to tell the story of the accomplishments of the 92nd “Buffalo” Division during World War II. Comment

Coney Island Avenue goes under the microscope

Flatbush: As it now exists, the northern end of Coney Island Avenue is a disjointed assemblage of businesses. Comment

Sign honoring American military in Iraq to get replaced

Bay News: A bitter cold wind whipped off the ocean causing many in the crowd gathered at the corner of Oriental Boulevard and Corbin Place last Friday to shiver and shudder. Comment

Fears of PCBs in Brooklyn schools

Bay News: Community Board 13 is asking the city to make Brooklyn schools safe. Comment

Midwood, Medgar Evers win Brooklyn track titles

High School Sports: Midwood hopes its borough championship victory is a precursor for what’s to follow. The Hornets took home their second PSAL Brooklyn indoor boys track and field crown in the last three years thanks to improved finishes in the field events. While they are hoping it shows they are becoming the top team in the borough for the future, right now they are looking for an even more prestigious title.” Comment

Foriest saves best for last as Wings holds off Xaverian

High School Sports: Billy Turnage walked off the Wadleigh High School court angry. Comment

Let Quick Fix Jewelers help you host your next “gold party”

You may have heard of Tupperware parties, but what about a gold party? Comment

Designer eyeglasses at affordable prices

You don’t have to pay top dollar for eyeglasses. Comment

Purim some sugar on me

Williamsburg: Beyond noshing on hamentashen from Lee Avenue in Williamsburg and attending an all-day reading of the Book of Esther, there are four events to fill your weekend with Purim activities where you can shake your graggers and take in the whole megilah without wandering more than a few blocks from the L train. Comment

Feds won’t be super for lending along Gowanus

Contrary to what the feds claim, designating the Gowanus Canal a Superfund site will have a devastating impact on the ability to construct, and even renovate thousands of homes near the toxic waterway, a coalition of landowners and developers charged this week. Comment

Hair Man Shines on Celluloid

Williamsburg: Finally a film about hair that is not a musical! Comment

Locked out church congregants hold annual meeting

A Boerum Hill congregation may still be locked out of their church, but it won’t stop them from holding their annual meeting — in Brooklyn Heights. Comment

Red Hook robberies making locals nervous

Brooklyn Paper: A series of armed robberies has left Red Hook residents on edge and fearful that danger — real or imagined — might be lurking around every darkened street corner. Comment

Senesh letter writing campaign initiated

A local civic group has embarked on a letter writing campaign to show its distaste for a Carroll Gardens private school’s plan to expand into an adjoining courtyard. Comment

Skaller in Lowy’s camp

Skaller in Lowy’s camp Comment

Gunning for cell phones

Brooklyn Heights: Cut in thirds Comment

Plaza pugilist busted

Mill–Marine Courier: Plaza pugilist busted Comment

Meter menace

Meter menace Comment

Shovel attack

Kings Courier: Shovel attack Comment

going no where fast

Flatbush: Going nowhere fast Comment

Sneaking in

Canarsie: Sneaking in Comment

Cut in thirds

Brooklyn Paper: Gunning for cell phones Comment

Trash cans be gone, and the trash with them

Don’t look now, but, in a couple of weeks, a few trash cans may have gone missing along Fourth Avenue. Comment

Greenpoint’s Citibank hosts a “Polish Day” for area residents

Williamsburg: The Greenpoint Branch of Citibank invites area residents to “Polish Day at Citibank,” February 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 836 Manhattan Avenue at Noble Street. Comment

New Bill Seeks to Federalize NYCHA

Brooklyn’s public housing buildings could receive a critical upgrade if Albany signals its approval this year. Comment

Dragged in by DNA

Bay News: A DNA match to a crowbar left behind at a Sheepshead Bay burglary spelled doom for a 50-year-old alleged thief last week. Comment

Egg hunts highlight springtime festivities

The first crocuses will be pushing their purple and yellow heads through the cold-hardened ground as Brooklyn tykes, spring in their step, head out to celebrate the change of seasons. Comment

Making Brooklyn count in 2010

The Census Bureau wants to make sure Brooklyn counts. Comment

Jobs for Brooklynites

Attention! Attention! Thousands of jobs are available right now. Comment

Report shows borough’s hunger

Nearly a third of people living in the 10th Congressional District in Central Brooklyn face severe food hardships, the sixth highest rate out of the nation’s 436 congressional districts, according to a recent report. Comment

Death Bear afoot in Brooklyn

Death Bear may reside in Harlem, but he roams Brooklyn, exclusively. Comment

Puzzle players cross the bridge for annual tournament

Ann Erdmann stood in front of a large dry erase board with a crossword puzzle as hundreds of spectators watched her in the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott Hotel ballroom. Comment

Brooklyn lawmakers do fine by the environment

Brooklyn’s lawmakers in Washington received glowing grades on their 2009 National Environmental Scorecard, according to the national League of Conservation voters (LCV). Comment

Changes for volunteer ambulance corps

Brooklyn’s volunteer ambulance corps are being reinstated. Comment

$1 million dollar leap in a single bound

It’s a price tag that would even make the Man of Steel stop mid-flight and say, “Hey, that’s pretty super.” Comment

Ballroom Dance Party every Sunday at BRJC

The Bay Ridge Jewish Center will host a Ballroom Dance Party from 5-9 p.m., every Sunday, atBRJC, 81st Street and Fourth Avenue. Singles and couples are welcome. Comment

Queens kids springing into Easter fun

Parenting: This year, March may come in like a lion, but for kids in Queens, it will be going out like a bunny, thanks to a flurry of Easter events around the borough. Comment

Tennessee Williams like you’ve never heard him before

Most people are first introduced to Tennessee Williams through classics like “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “The Glass Menagerie” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Comment

Handmade Music: Science fair-like music series moves to Galapagos Art Space

Attend a Handmade Music night, and you’ve entered a nerdster’s paradise. Comment

Fashion faux pas for Curlers

Perspective: Now, before every curler in the world gets on my case I don’t mean this to be an insult against the sport.But, Olympics, really? Comment

SITE Unseen: Bushwick’s Performance Festival Returns

Can you throw a two-day do-it-yourself performance festival if you don’t actually have a theater space to perform in? Comment

Pols “haggle” with landlords to keep day care centers

When the city’s Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) announced recently that budget constraints were forcing them to close ten borough day care centers, City Councilmember Lew Fidler had a simple yet profound solution for their plight. Comment

Longtime Coney Island supervisor retires

Bay News: With the chin whiskers of his goatee nearly down to his chest and a twinkle in his eye, Thomas “Duke” Schneider appears as your typical Coney Island character. Comment

Race heats up for 44th District City Council seat

With money to spare and endorsements raining down faster than a summer thunderstorm, the two frontrunners in the special 44th District City Council race are galloping toward the March 23 election. Comment

Empire State College at Brooklyn to hold information session

Empire State College, of the State University of New York, will hold public information session(s) about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Brooklyn location, Suite 600, 177 Livington Street, March 8 at 6 p.m. and March 11 at 3 p.m. Comment

That nutty nation is now also a “nuclear” one

Perspective: Iran must make up its mind about whom it hates more — the Free World, Israel, or its own civilians. Comment

Local legends to be memorialized

A legendary Coney Island strongman and a devoted local volunteer are on their way to being remembered on the streets of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. Comment

For great food and drink, this place hits ‘the spot’

Dining: On a quiet corner, on the outskirts of Prospect Heights, sits The Spot American Bistro and Bar (718-638-1733 or, a little gem of a find that has captured the whimsy of this changing neighborhood with a laid back and welcoming dining room, which offers a wide range of crowd pleasing food and an equally popular bar. Comment

Premature death high here in Brooklyn

Life in Brooklyn ain’t that sweet if you’re broke and have poor access to health care. Comment

UFO Spotted Over Williamsburg, Hipsters Shrug

In the borough that isn’t surprised by anything, an unidentified flying object that flew over Williamsburg in late January is raising little alarm. Comment

Battle lines drawn in Democratic leadership race

They may not concur as to who should be the male Democratic district leader in the 60th Assembly District going forward, but the two candidates for the position agree that the race will be a “cordial” one. Comment

Crime continues decline in 68th precinct

So far this year, New York City as a whole is down ever so slightly in crime. Comment

86th Street fire victims mourned together

Bay News: It was a semi-circle of anguish: five coffins lined up next to one another along the periphery of a Coney Island funeral chapel, one for each of the victims of a Bensonhurst blaze that engulfed our worst fears. Comment

Bonnie and Clyde in Ridge

Bonnie and Clyde in Ridge Comment

Drug cop honored for cleaning up the streets of Sunset Park

Taking drugs off the streets of Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace is a dirty job and not everyone has the stomach for it. Comment

Board members give MTA an earful

Bay Ridge needs a bus running along Third Avenue. Comment

Mixed breeds only, please

Calling all mutts. Comment

Markowitz grilled in discrimination suit

Borough President Marty Markowitz was put on the hot seat Friday when he was grilled for nearly four hours about a discrimination lawsuit filed against him back in 2007. Comment

Bk Tech students won’t give up MetroCards

Brooklyn kids are fighting to keep their MetroCards. Comment

Beloved Bay Ridge shop to close next month

A Bay Ridge institution will be shutting its doors next month. Comment

Salty dogs: Two firefighters charged in Bay Ridge bar brawl

Two East Flatbush firefighters are each facing five years in prison now that they have been charged in the infamous Salty Dog brawl that left several Bay Ridge revelers badly beaten. Comment

Parking ticket amnesty weighed by Bklyn pol

Parking ticket scofflaws might have a Brooklyn idol: City Councilmember Michael Nelson. Comment

Quilter’s Guild of Brooklyn holds annual show / exhibit

The Quilter’s Guild of Brooklyn presents “Around the Block Again: Quilt Show 2010,” April 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 18, 11 a.m. top.m. at the Block Institute, 376 Bay 44th Street between Hunter Avenue and Shore Parkway South in Bensonhurst. Comment

Preservationists scramble for Feltman remnants

The struggle to save Coney Island’s storied past while paving the way for its glorious future has come down to brick and tile. Comment

What’s in it for Andrew?

What’s in it for Andrew? Comment

Trying to win in the game of basketball, and life

Most drama in basketball happens on the court. For the ladies of the Bed-Stuy Bulls, it’s in the locker room. Comment

The Heights author Peter Hedges brings it home

He’s the writer from Iowa who didn’t go to the famed Iowa’s Writer’s workshop at the University of Iowa. Comment

March 6 is for metal at Union Pool

It’s a double dose of metal this month. Comment

Klutz on a budget

Groceries are way too expensive. Comment

Klutz makes frozen treats

I have a new obsession - Red Mango! Comment

Brooklyn grandma’s eviction a low blow

Bay News: You would have thought her situation would have tugged at his heartstrings, but, incredibly, it was a Boro Park landlord who evicted an elderly Holocaust survivor from her Bensonhurst apartment while she waited for repairs to be made so she could go home. Comment

‘A Life in Three Acts’ coming to St. Ann’s

From Edinburgh to DUMBO, yet again. Comment

Quinn Wants More Jobs in Brooklyn

It’s about jobs, stupid! Comment

City lawmakers pressured to give back stipends

Pressure is mounting on city lawmakers to give back stipends that they get for chairing City Council committees. Comment

Top flight media panelists come together for symposium

The panelists, who will seek to answer the question of how the rise of online reporting and commentary is transforming the business of journalism, include WABC anchor and reporter Diana Williams; Politico Lead Reporter and Columnist Ben Smith; New York Post Editorial Writer Robert George; WABC Director of Community Affairs Saundra Thomas; Politico Editor Harry Siegel and Hunter College Professor of Economics Lisa George. Comment

Brooklyn’s first rabid raccoon discovered

Brooklyn’s first ever rabid raccoon has been discovered in Boerum Hill, health officials confirmed this week. Comment

Festivities celebrating BBG centennial

This year, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) celebrates the centennial of its founding in 1910. Comment

Borough cop busted for sex abuse

Flatbush: It was a developing nightmare: After year upon year of sexually abusing a young Flatbush girl, the alleged criminal was given a gun and badge and told to catch criminals. Comment

Burg Fashion Weekend, Clothes Included

Williamsburg: For the sixth Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, founder and designer Arthur Arbit has ironed out the wrinkles for what is expected to be the smoothest fashion weekend ever. Comment

Internal affairs

Internal affairs Comment

The Cold War meets the War on Terror in this movement theater mash-up

In this work, The Cold War meets the War on Terror. “Live/Feed” is a movement theater mash-up, which focuses on the actors’ physical relationships with each other and with the performance space. The text becomes a navigational tool for these discoveries. Comment

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Barnum’s FUNundrum!

Ladies and Gentlemen…Children of All Ages…The Greatest Show on Earth just got Greater with “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Barnum’s FUNundrum!” Comment

New book shows you how to “lost-proof” a child

Each day in the United States, more than2,000 children get lost, some in the malls, some in the woods. Most lost situations last only a few terrifying minutes until the child is found, others may take hours or days. The Center to Prevent Lost Children states that seven out of 10 children will get lost at least once and that less than nine percent of parents are prepared for a lost child situation. Comment

Babies bounced after 5 at Windsor Terrace bar

Brooklyn Paper: Order your martini shaken or stirred, your whiskey on the rocks or neat, but don’t dare ask for a chaser of apple juice in a sippy cup for the rug rat — at least not at one Windsor Terrace bar with a baby ban after 5 p.m. Comment

Dig devil

Brooklyn Heights: Dig devil Comment

Bushwick Trailer Park Circles Up, Retreats

Williamsburg: Is this the end of the Bushwick Trailer Park? Comment

Berkeley Carroll plan heard by Landmarks

Brooklyn Paper: A Park Slope private school finally got its day before the city agency with authority over the fate of its controversial expansion plan. Comment

Suitcase swipe

Brooklyn Paper: Suitcase swipe Comment

“I Heart Gays” speed-dating event hosted by comedian Brent Sullivan

Brooklyn Paper: Comedian Brent Sullivan will host an “I Heart Gays” speed-dating event, February 24 at Union Hall, 702 Union Street in Park Slope. Check-in starts at 7:30 p.m., speed dating starts at 8:30; admission is $5. Comment

Threat to poison dog runs leave pooch owners on edge

The city’s Parks Department has put borough canine owners on notice that there might be someone trying to poison their pooch. Comment

Rape investigated

Williamsburg: Rape investigated Comment

Activists “PERC” up to new findings

Williamsburg: PERC may be even more dangerous than previously thought. Comment

Safety measures installed at MetroTech

Brooklyn Heights: The age of safeguarding against possible terrorist attacks continues in Brooklyn. Comment

City Point design revealed

Brooklyn Heights: The developers of the proposed City Point Tower unveiled a four-story, 50,000 square foot retail building to be funded in part with federal stimulus funds. Comment

BQE bozo

Brooklyn Paper: BQE bozo Comment

Fulton Street robber sought

Brooklyn Heights: A gun-toting mugger has turned the Fulton Mall into his own personal hunting ground. Comment

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership contract with city is up

The public/private non-profit organization charged with marketing and spearheading the drive to make Downtown Brooklyn a 24/7 destination could be losing a major funding stream. Comment

Dogged search ends with sweet surprise

How sweet it is! Comment

Michael Jackson mural plan moonwalks into Brooklyn

A Downtown Brooklyn memorial to the late Michael Jackson is being planned after all. Comment

Transportation Concerns Shadow Sugarland

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s transportation advocates are raising questions about the expansive New Domino project’s effect on the region’s infrastructure, if approved in the coming months. Comment

Park planner to speak at BHA annual meeting

A renown landscape architect will be the keynote speaker at the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual meeting, an occasion marking the group’s 100th year in existence. Comment

Warehouse 11: Let’s make a deal!

Williamsburg: A Williamsburg condominium may be saved from foreclosure. Comment

Jonathan Judge makes inroads in 44th District City Council race

While Republican candidate Jonathan Judge continues efforts to be inclusive of the entire 44th City Council District, his two main challengers continue to court the major religious Jewish voting bloc. Comment

Summer of 2010 shaping up to be lively in Coney Island

Coney Island will not be dark this summer — in fact, it’s shaping up to be a lot brighter than it’s been in awhile. Comment

De Blasio voices support for community boards in face of charter revision

New York’s new public advocate is already building bridges to community boards, in anticipation of joint efforts on issues of local importance as well as on the broad question of how any revision of the City Charter might impact both his and their role in city government. Comment

Brooklyn Heights Association hosts reception and gallery talk

Brooklyn Heights: This exhibit, which will be held at the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), will be open to the public for two weeks from February 27-March 14. An opening reception and gallery talk will be held February 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Prints will be available for purchase with a share of the proceeds going to both Heights organizations. Comment

Carroll Gardens candid camera could convince Landmarks

Brooklyn Paper: Preservationists are hopeful their pictures tell the city a thousand reasons to extend the Carroll Gardens Historic District. Comment

Salt pile continues to irk nabe

Lydia Jimenez doesn’t have to go far to get her daily sodium requirement — the Baltic Street resident simply steps outside her home and sticks out her tongue. Comment

Squadron warns of ‘poisonous’ legislature

State Senator Daniel Squadron delivered the “unfiltered” skinny on the state of the New York State Senate this week - and folks, it is not good. Comment

Killed in deli dispute

Bay News: Boy dies in fire Comment

Threat to poison dog runs leave pooch owners on edge

The city’s Parks Department has put borough canine owners on notice that there might be someone trying to poison their pooch. Comment

Trinity thieves: Thugs wanted for three robberies

Cops have connected three recent robberies to two armed felons with an apparent penchant for music. Comment

Violations abound on 86th Street fire building

The city has filed a slew of violations against the owner of a Bensonhurst building where five people died during a raging fire. Comment

Mary Powell celebrated as inspiring leader

Tenacious and tender-hearted Mary Powell is being remembered fondly this week as an inspiring civic activist who cultivated both an independent spirit and a giving soul. Comment

Prospect Park may lose horses

Kensington Stables may soon gallop off into the sunset. Comment

Prospect Park special and ongoing events for April

Parenting: Here are all the special and ongoing events this month at Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s favorite greenspace. Comment

Benefits of Belt Bridge project extolled for local residents

Canarsie: Canarsiens can look forward to better visibility and wider lanes on the Belt Parkway, thanks to the current roadway project being undertaken by the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT). Comment

Meat Your Sweetie at Greenpoint Food Market

Williamsburg: Few dispute that the way to a woman or a man’s heart is through his or her stomach. Comment

Your weekly newsbriefs

Bed bugs on the loose! Comment

Ongoing and special events this month at Prospect Park

Parenting: Here are all the special and ongoing events this month at Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s favorite greenspace. Comment

Long Live the Olympics!

Perspective: Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili’s heartbreaking death in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, sorrowfully, illustrates the tight-rope of life traveled by our intrepid heroes in their voracious quest to celebrate life and all of its wonderful possibilities. Comment

Coney Island precinct honors civilians

Bay News: While New York’s finest are out patrolling the streets every day, they often get help from local civilians. Comment

Vestibule villains

Vestibule villains Comment

Arrested for rape

Flatbush: Arrested for rape Comment

Mom of Ave. N traffic victim disputes police findings

As she sits by his bedside in Kings County Hospital and looks upon his still unconscious form, Vanessa Summers can’t believe what the police are saying: Her 12-year-old son Xavier ran into Mill Basin traffic without being pushed, chased or prodded. Comment

Stabbed and mugged

Crime: Stabbed and mugged Comment

Kick it (and spin it) old school, Polish-style

Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Record Riot storms into town with a kielbasa and pierogi-fest(think a “giant 12 step meeting with records, beer, DJs and polish food”), February 28 at The Warsaw, featuring a number of new dealers, along with old stalwarts and local heroes. Comment

Musical Chairs – Roommate edition

Williamsburg: If you are in search of a roommate in the Williamsburg/Bushwick area, a new program called Roommates Wanted will host a “mixer,” February 21, 8 p.m. at the DuckDuck Bar, 161 Montrose Avenue at Humboldt Street in Williamsburg. Comment

$12G offered for missing boy

Canarsie: $12G offered for missing boy Comment

Beloved Williamsburg Deli Owner Dies

Williamsburg: A much-loved deli owner’s sudden death has brought a period of momentary pause and reflection this week to Williamsburg’s busiest corner. Comment

Brooklyn eateries high on the pecking order

From tobasco-dripping, nose-clearing, pepper-packing to lighty-seasoned, skin-moistened, backed-in flavor to grease-bursting, deep-fried crispy-crunchness — there were more chicken wings in the place than a Maryland henhouse. Comment

Questionable future of Brooklyn schools

A lawsuit could determine the future of several Brooklyn high schools. Comment

Dyker Heights gets long sought after traffic study

Helen Klein Comment

Ridgite finalist in condom competition

A Bay Ridge man is hoping his condom wrapper design will arouse the public to choose safe sex. Comment

Tai Chi and Hebrew offered by BRJC

The Bay Ridge Jewish Center will offer “Evening Tai Chi” and “Free Hebrew Instruction” at the synagogue, 405 81st Street, beginning March 2. Comment

Welcome back Totonno’s

Coney Island’s most famous pizzeria is back! Comment

Thanks for the mysteries

Perspective: Two of my favorite authors passed away this year -- Robert Parker of Spencer and Jesse Stone fame, on January 18, and Dick Francis, retired Steeplechase jockey and writer of English murder and mayhem on February 14. Comment

Increase in burglaries has Canarsie cops alerting residents

Canarsie: Canarsie police are warning area residents about a spike in burglaries in one section of the neighborhood. Comment

Drawing battle lines to save summer jobs program for area youth

Canarsie: The city’s summer jobs program is under the budget axe, again. Comment

Kangaroos hop to first borough crown

High School Sports: There was a fleeting moment last Sunday evening when Ruth Lovelace thought back to Feb. 17, 2007, the day Darwin (Buddha) Ellis beat Boys & Girls at the buzzer with a last-second 3-pointer. Comment

Marching missive: Bay Ridge troup lovingly remembers Bloody Sunday victims

Irish-Americans throughout the borough spent this past Sunday bestowing Valentine’s Day salutations on the Derry 13 - 38 years after British paratroopers made sure their hearts wouldn’t beat anymore. Comment

Coney Island Parachute Jump: No climbing allowed!

“Brooklyn’s Eiffel Tower” will soon be outfitted with new “anti-climbing” devices designed to thwart anyone (are you listening, Spidey?) from scaling the 262-foot-tall steel edifice. Comment
Digital editions: It’s one of those days when you’re sitting there thinking, “I wish I had something to read, right now, just one click away — something like your favorite community newspaper.” We know how you feel, which is why we’ve provided just that. All you have to do is click the link above and start reading our full print edition — which won’t even hit the streets until Friday. You’re always such a trend-setter! Read more…

Coney Island is the next mayor’s problem

Coney Island: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board remains skeptical of Mayor Bloomberg’s chances of success in Coney Island. Comments (6)
DUMBO: After bruising Gowanus fight, the suburban McMansion developer gears up for a battle on Water Street. Comments (3)
Kensington: A plan to treat city horses better than some human residents is about to put the venerable Kensington Stables out of business. Comments (43)

Pup poisoner on the loose? Not likely, Parks Department says

Dog lovers across the borough remain on high alert after a creepy Craigslist post threatened to poison pooches with deadly dog treats. Comment

The airplane noise really is bad

Cartoon: Our cartoonist offers this take on life in Park Slope. Comments (10)

Keeping Brooklyn healthy: Hospital leaders weigh in

With healthcare reform on the table and an economy on the ropes, Brooklyn hospitals are working hard to keep their services available for the borough. This week, we sat down with some key players in the industry, and checked in on the nearly 100-year-old Maimonides Medical Center, the struggling Long Island College Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital to see how things are going. Comments (2)

Sweet as Sugar! Bulldog is found — with our help

Park Slope: Our online story leads to an international manhunt for a missing dog. Comments (17)
Downtown: The MTA said, “Beat it,” but an effort to honor Michael Jackson at the Downtown Brooklyn subway station that he made famous is moving ahead without the transportation authority. Comments (9)
Coney Island: The first phase of Mayor Bloomberg’s overhaul of Coney Island into a major amusement park took shape on Tuesday, with Hizzoner unveiling 19 new rides that he said will be in full-swing by Memorial Day in what is being called “Luna Park.” Comments (1)

Minuet in civil court! Dancewave sues rogue travel agent

Park Slope: A Park Slope youth dance studio that was scammed out of more than $10,000 on the eve of a triumphant trip to an international recital fired back on Tuesday, suing the travel agency that allegedly profited from the swindle. Comments (1)

Here they are — your Police Blotters

Crime: If it’s Wednesday, it’s Police Blotter day on Find your neighborhood below or click the link above to get a full list. Read more…

Straight up! Southern Comfort Band resists name-change demand

Bay Ridge: Talk about a rebel yell! Comments (11)

Pollution under Greenpoint? It’s worse

Greenpoint: Northeast Greenpoint groundwater — now with more industrial dry-cleaning chemicals! Comments (8)

Driven to distraction

Park Slope: There was so little crime in Park Slope’s 78th Precinct last week that we’re tempted to run around with $100 bills stapled to our shirts. Comment

Smartmom recalls the worst — and best — Valentine’s Day

Smartmom: Teen Spirit was almost born four months too early — and therein lays a great Valentine’s story. Comments (1)
We’re going with Bay Ridge native, Gene Lambert’s train-in-a-tunnel design. Comment

It’s Presidents’ Day, people! Here’s our tribute to Martin Van Buren

Podcast: Sure, everyone else is remembering the “big” presidents — Washington, Lincoln, Taft — but we at The Brooklyn Paper hit the streets to see if anyone remembers Van Buren (you know, the Little Magician). Comment

A party so good, even our columnist hooked up

Campbell’s Soup: Listen up, single guys: you blew it when you missed the Brooklyn Hookup Party at the Bell House on Thursday night, an event created specifically for hooking you up. Comment

Totonno’s is back, baby, they’re back!

This Cookie didn’t crumble — one of the three best pizzerias in Brooklyn is back in business after a nearly devastating fire last year. Comments (3)

Learn about Jesus — in a bar!

Boerum Hill: It’s “Theology on Tap” time again. Comments (2)

Odd name, but great food at new W’burg sushi-fusion joint, 1or8

Dining: In Japanese gambling, the term “one or eight” means “all or nothing” — but there’s no risk at all on the menu at the new 1or8 Japanese fusion restaurant in Williamsburg. Comment
Music: Everyone needs a reason to groove from time to time — but how about 10 nights of straight funk? Comments (1)

And the best chicken wing in Brooklyn is …

Dining: … Super Wings in Crown Heights! Comments (2)

More awards for The Brooklyn Paper!

The Olympics have begun in Vancouver, but The Brooklyn Paper is hauling in the gold — we’ve just won four more first-place awards from the Suburban Newspapers of America. Comments (6)
Art: Fab four: A new exhibit reveals the ancient obsession with dying. Comment

Who stole this dog?

Park Slope: More canine capers — this time, a stolen bulldog. Comments (11)
Park Slope: The borough’s real-estate bust is now a booming Web site. Comments (3)

Holy mole! New Mexican joint on Smith Street is great

Dining: Look, the Borough of Kings can be shoddy with its Mexican food. Comment

You can learn how to make — and play — this thing!

Music: Yuri Landman makes guitars like this — and you can, too. Comment

It’s time to get Syria about Middle Eastern food

Dining: The Olive Vine Cafe on Court Stret in Carroll Gardens is now Palmyra, a Syrian restaurant with new ownership and a new spirit. Comment
You know you want it. Comment

The noise over Park Slope was not all in your head!

Park Slope: New data proves that there are 50 percent more airplanes than four years ago. Comments (22)
Fort Greene: Staffers say that the owner stiffed them. Comments (7)
Mean Streets: What was once “Murder Avenue” will soon be more deserving of the moniker, “Mellow Avenue.” Comments (1)

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