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Park Slope Jewish Center exhibit celebrates past and present

Brooklyn Courier: The Park Slope Jewish Center (PSJC) celebrates its history with the exhibit, “Building on a Strong Foundation,” opening Saturday, March 6, 8-10pm, with food, drink, music and reminiscing. Comment

Jumaane Williams speaks at Fraser Civic’s next town hall

Meet newly-elected Council Member Jumaane Williams during the Fraser Civic Association’s next meeting, March 10, 7:30 p.m. at Intermediate School 240-Andries Hudde School, 2500 Nostrand Avenue off of Avenue K. Comment

Radegast Plots Expansion, France Nervous

Williamsburg: First North 3rd Street, now Berry Street, then... the world! Comment

Plan to protect Marine Park homeowners

With a simple phone call, Marine Park residents can protect themselves from financial ruin. Comment

Gowanus to be made super this week?

The Gowanus Canal will likely be designated a Superfund site this week, an employee with the Environmental Protection Agency told this paper. Comment

BHA honors community service

Brooklyn Heights: Lasting contributions to the neighborhood’s historic aesthetic received special recognition by the Brooklyn Heights Association at its 100th meeting this week. Comment

Productive dialogue between gardeners and Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College may have sown some seeds it will be able to reap without angry repercussions. Comment

Curbing the curb cuts: enforcement issues focus on roundtable discussion

A plethora of illegal curb cuts and other zoning and building code violations has local activists seeing red. Comment

Tall building makes for short tempers

Bay News: A half-built house on a quaint Sheepshead Bay street has become a lightning rod of discontent for keeping the neighborhood character intact. Comment

Money woes for CB13

Bay News: Community Board 13 fears it will be “decimated” by another round of budget cuts. Comment

Valuable lesson in CPR saves subway rider’s life

When presented new information, students often do not know its relevance or value to be gained from learning the lesson well. For Bay Ridge resident Vivian Tran, a senior at Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing (PBISN) in New York City, a “Mock Code” class, whichsimulated a patient’s cardiac arrest in a hospital proved to be a real life-saving experience. Comment

Bread & Life’s free tax prep to secure millions in returns for people in need

St. John’s Bread & Life Program is offering free tax preparation to lower income families (earning under $50,000/year) and individuals (earning under $18,000/year) until April 15. Comment

Can Congressman Charlie ‘Wrangle’ himself out of this one?

Perspective: They put Martha Stewart in jail because she fibbed and former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik will serve four years in the klink for not only fibbing, but for questionable ethical practices regarding home improvements, (eight felonies; lying to the White House and filing false taxes among other crimes),- but Congressman Charles B Rangle gets off with less than a smack on the wrist for not one but several missdeeds of a smiliar kind. Comment

Next step on the Express: PSAL semifinals

High School Sports: Forget the No. 12 seed, the fourth-place finish in Brooklyn AA and the big names Transit Tech has taken down to reach the PSAL Class AA semifinals. Comment

Surging South Shore coasts to semis

High School Sports: The seeds of victory were sown last Friday night. With more than a foot of snow on the ground and all public schools closed, South Shore coach Anwar Gladden found a church gym in Bedford Stuyvesant and scheduled a night practice. Comment

Christ the King beats Loughlin, repeats as B/Q champs

High School Sports: As he was walking off the court after fouling out with 55.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter and his team trailing by one point, Christ the King sophomore sensation Omar Calhoun turned to Corey Edwards and delivered a message. Comment

For Lincoln, the end is now

High School Sports: Dwayne (Tiny) Morton stood in front of the Lincoln bench with his arms folded, a disgusted look etched across his face. Comment

Ford falls in B/Q semis, eyes state tournament run

High School Sports: Mike Toro was sick the last few days. And the events of Sunday didn’t make him feel much better. Comment

Transit Tech’s Rhamel Brown commits to Manhattan College

High School Sports: Rhamel Brown had the scholarship in his hand and a suitor that was following him for some time. There was little else to think about. Comment

Quick start, Taylor’s continued emergence sends Boys & Girls past Wadleigh

High School Sports: Boys & Girls made a concerted effort to get off to a fast start. The Kangaroos energy was high and they implemented full-court pressure to keep it that way after recent slow starts. Comment

Shrimp with Italian savor makes an easy midweek supper

Easy and elegant, shrimp is a popular weeknight entrée in my home. Comment

Works by artists from South Asian Women’s Creative Collective

BRIC Arts presents “A Wild Gander” at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, an exhibition of artists from the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective. There will be an opening reception March 24 form 7-9 p.m. with the exhibition on view through May 1. Additionally, “Look Left: Readings from SAWCC,” will be held April 14 at 7 p.m. Comment

Clinton Hill eatery and bar host jazz volaist Steve Cromity

Every second Sunday at “Two Steps Down,” the cozy Clinton Hill restaurant and bar now celebrating its 40th year, the spotlight is on jazz vocalist Steve Cromity and his quartet. The night also features an open-mic segment for undiscovered and seasoned talents. The music starts at 6 p.m. The night includes a changing special guest appearance. Comment

Tap Kids concludes Brooklyn Center’s Target FamilyTime series

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College closes out its Target FamilyTime series for this season with Tap Kids, April 25 at 2 p.m. Comment

Klutz is egg-cellent

By Michèle De Meglio Comment

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei delight kids of all ages

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents a perfect family show, the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei, April 18 at 3 p.m. Comment

Unexplored Peruvian Amazon works on display by photographer Garn.

In the summer of 2008, Andrew Garn was assigned by the Smithsonian Institution to document biodiversity in a remote area of the Peruvian Amazon. This mission was an incomparable opportunity to photograph an unexplored region of the jungle. Accompanied by six scientists and a number of macheteros, the team traveled throughout the brush, many times creating new trails in untouched rain forest. Comment

Photographic works of actual battlefields on display

Taken over a 10 year period (1999 to 2009), the featured works — documentations of actual battlefields — call into question the autonomy of “place”: the disparity that exists between historical events and the geographic locations in which they occur. Comment

Israeli superstar David Broza performs at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2009-2010 World Stages series with Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza, March 21 at 2 p.m. Comment
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The crawl: Hit Columbia Street hard this weekend

The crawl: Hit Columbia Street hard this weekend

Columbia St Waterfront: Like many neighborhoods on the edge of Brooklyn’s bustling Downtown, the Columbia Street Waterfront District has been struggling under the weight of being “the next Williamsburg” for a few years now. Comments (4)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The Community Board 1 Land Use Committee voted against the $1.2-billion redevelopment of the old Domino Sugar factory on Tuesday night, the first public rejection of the project as it enters the eight-month review process for a rezoning along the Williamsburg waterfront that would allow a multiple-skyscraper project that is larger than the law currently allows. Comments (7)

Deadly silence? Officials have had one e-mail exchange over Yards security

Atlantic Yards: Is it possible that state officials have had just a single e-mail exchange regarding securing the outside of the Barclays Center arena in the heart of Brooklyn? Comments (4)

An F-ing G-saster! Trains cut this weekend

Greenpoint: What’s a weekend partier to do? Comment

Windows 7 begins at Norah’s place

Cobble Hill: As you can see, sultry songstress Norah Jones has begun the controversial window work on her Amity Street townhouse. Our shutterbug captured all the action: two windows have been installed, and a third is in progress, and even opponents of the work had to admit that it may not turn out as bad as some anticipated. Comments (4)

Cold comfort at Bedford Avenue pool

Williamsburg: Taking a dip in your local indoor pool shouldn’t qualify you for membership in the Polar Bear Club. Comments (1)
Cleaning Our Waterways: But will Whole Foods build a store or sell? It remains unclear. Comment

Terror trio!

Carroll Gardens: Red Hook is terrorized by a threesome of thugs. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

You’ve got to eat this lady’s kale chips

Shopping: Everyone loves the crunch of a Lay’s potato chip and the orange hue of a Cheeto, but that’s only because most people haven’t tried Amy Hamberry’s dried vegan kale chips. Comments (4)
Dining: Our days of chasing the Van Leeuwen ice cream truck around town for just one scoop of Earl Grey are just about over. Comments (2)
Dining: The McDonald’s value menu — with its stale apple pie and wan burgers — is no match for the “Dollar Menu” at One Front Street this March. Comments (7)
Mean Streets: The horrific hit-and-run accident that critically wounded a mayoral staffer and injured her friend early Sunday morning has put the traffic conditions on Flatbush Avenue in the spotlight, as many are saying the tragedy proves how unsafe the stretch of road is from Grand Army Plaza to the Atlantic Center. Comments (8)
Park Slope: The Park Slope woman whose disappearance has stunned the neighborhood for more than a week was last seen at a deli near her 14th Street home a full day after she allegedly vanished after a fight with her boyfriend. Comments (30)

Call it the War of the Rosé! Red Hook wine shops battle it out

Red Hook: It’s all-out wine war in Red Hook! Comments (32)
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Should The Brooklyn Paper go behind a paywall?

Podcast: And what kind of paywall? Watch this video to find out. Comments (9)

Smartmom’s girl has her own Olympic moment

Smartmom: OK, so she didn’t win the gold, but the Oh So Feisty One makes Smartmom and Hepcat proud. Comment

Fake cops in cuff-and-mug debacle!

Fort Greene: Men pretending to be cops “arrested” a man and picked his pocket. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1)

Where was Rudy? Mayor scrubs endorsement for Grimm a day after Kerik debacle

Bay Ridge: So much for that Rudy Giuliani photo op! Comments (5)

Man defiles classy building — with his own feces!

Brooklyn Heights: Better late than never for this week’s 84th Precinct police blotter — thanks to this story about a mad defecator in a ritzy Brooklyn Heights building! Comments (3)
Greenpoint: And the F train is out, too! What’s a weekend partier to do? Comments (3)

Landslide! Liberal clubhouse pol swept aside in centrist uprising

Park Slope: One of Brooklyn’s most liberal clubs is moving towards the center. Comments (10)
Mean Streets: The state wants you to choose your own billion-dollar bridge! Comments (5)

Celebrate the mutt in all of us at the Brooklyn Lyceum

Event: Every dog really does have his day. Comment

Here’s how to look good on a girder 30 stories up

Shopping: Forget about skinny jeans and high heels, pink power tools are the new black. Comments (4)

Rabid response! Health Dept. nabs foaming raccoon

Boerum Hill: Four years into a raccoon invasion of Brooklyn, the borough’s first-known rabid varmint has been taken off the streets, leaving many residents of Boerum Hill still shaken by the unsettling infection. Comments (5)

Park Slope woman, 40, disappears

Park Slope: Have you seen Park Sloper Marion McCleneghan? Comments (9)
Gowanus: Oh, and so are the F and G trains. Nice. Comments (1)

Rumble on the J

Williamsburg: Two crimes on the J train lead the blotter. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (2)

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