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Oh, brother: St. Ray’s beats Xaverian to reach CHSAA ‘AA’ semis

High School Sports: When Oliver Antigua needed some advice on how to beat Xaverian, the St. Raymond’s coach kept it in the family. Comment

Caiazzo, Pandas knock off Bonnies for B/Q Division II crown

High School Sports: Alyson Caiazzo admitted to not being a quick starter. Comment

Vikings wake up to come back on Midwood in quarters

High School Sports: Anwar Gladden’s South Shore team was down two points at halftime to Midwood, a squad the Vikings routed twice in the regular season. A potentially magical playoff run was hanging in the balance. Comment

Heart of a champion: Down 10 late, Boys & Girls rallies past South Shore

High School Sports: Antione Slaughter and Mike Taylor have been inseparable since the two arrived at Boys & Girls three years ago as freshman. The two seniors, who won a city title together last March, were apart Sunday – Slaughter on the court and Taylor on the bench in street clothes, serving an academic-related suspension. Comment

Zulu’s kings

They’ve come a long way from “Graceland.” Comment

It’s Purim — so get baking those hamantaschen

You can usually find hamantaschen — those three-cornered cookies filled with fruit or poppy seeds — year-round in bakeries. But traditionally, it’s a treat meant to be enjoyed during the Jewish holiday of Purim. Comment

Irish ayes! If you want to celebrate St. Pats, you need this article

Kiss us, we’ve gone Irish. Comment

Rabbit Hole’s ‘Frankenstein’ is still a sexy beast

It’s alive — again! Comment

Parking war! Ridgites say city must attack those stealing parking spots

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s legendary parking problem is in the crosshairs of residents who say the city needs to punish the people who literally steal the few available spots. Comments (8)

Checkin’ in with … comic writer Jane Borden

Checkin’ in with: The new “It” girl of Brooklyn literature chats with our “It” reporter. Comments (1)

The great taxi op-ed package!

The great taxi op-ed package!

Mean Streets: The city is considering putting meters in livery cabs — and allow them to legally pick up street hails. Supporters say this will help taxi service in the boroughs, but opponents say it will actually make things worse. Who’s right? Click below for opinion pieces.
Theater: It’s alive — again! Comment

Diamonds on the souls of their shoes — Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Brooklyn next week

Music: They’ve come a long way from “Graceland.” Comment

‘It’s Always Sunny’ at the Bell House — on March 15

Nightlife: The Bell House loves it some television. Comment

Full ‘Nest’! City withdraws plan to squeeze PS 32 autism program after outrage

Brooklyn Is Angry: City officials have withdrawn a plan to squeeze a charter school into a Carroll Gardens public school after parents complained that the move would severely undermine a well-respected and widely emulated program for autistic students. Comment
Brooklyn Is Angry: The debate over a new music venue in Park Slope has devolved into an online petition feud that pits a woman who claims hip-hop is linked to “elevated crime rates” against neighbors who want her to take her intolerance and “move to the Hamptons.” Comments (9)

Oh, rats! Leftover winter garbage attracts vermin to East Williamsburg

The rat race has come to East Williamsburg. Comments (3)

Checkin’ in with … comedy writer Mike Sacks

Checkin’ in with: Another interview — and breakfast — with a great Park Slope writer. Comments (2)
Art: A new exhibit shows off the newest items in a great museum’s attic. Comments (1)

Diamonds on the souls of their shoes — Ladysmith Black Mambazo in Brooklyn next week

They’ve come a long way from “Graceland.” Comment

Brooklyn finally gets what it needs — a baby expo!

Brooklyn — your babies have come a long way. Comment
Theater: Get ready for the ultimate piece of escapism. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge lawmaker is pushing health legislation that would crack down on the neighborhood’s 20-plus hookah bars and cafes. Comments (5)

You gotta see this ‘Hamlet’ at the Heights Players

Theater: Shakespeare is at the top of his game on Willow Place. Comments (2)
Theater: And he’s bringing his act to Kingsborough on March 19. Comment

Cops release new sketch of Fort Greene rapist

Fort Greene: The violent thug who tried to rape two women near the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Jan. 19 has been trolling for victims since early December, police disclosed this week. Comments (1)

Pols to city: Don’t lower the goose noose

Meadows of Shame: Don’t kill our geese! Comments (18)
The life blood of Brooklyn is going to bleed your wallet dry. Comments (8)
Greenpoint: A controversial shelter may be coming to Greenpoint after all — and it may be even worse than the original plan. Comments (15)

Dog gone! Pups booted from Barge Park

Meadows of Shame: The dog days are over — at Barge Park. Comments (7)

Pothole for Lafayette bike lane

Mean Streets: A city plan for a new bike lane in Fort Greene skid to a halt after community objections last month, the latest clash in a winter of discontent about bike lanes across the borough. Comments (25)
Mean Streets: The city is considering reversing the direction of a Cobble Hill Street make it easier for cyclists to pedal to Brooklyn Bridge Park — but critics say the move will be more hazardous than helpful. Comments (7)
Bay Ridge: Small businesses in Bay Ridge are firing another salvo in their war against popular sidewalk food vendors, this time blocking them by installing benches to reduce the number of spaces available to the hawkers of cheap eats. Comments (18)
Event: Nobody puts together a comprehensive roundup like Bay Ridgite Michelle Manetti. Comments (2)

Chop stop! Flyboys are being hit with fines for hell-icopter noise

Brooklyn Heights: A Manhattan heliport operator has started enforcing the “No chopper” zone above Brooklyn Heights — and two tour pilots have already gotten slapped with $100 fines. Comments (2)

Don’t give up! It may be Lent, but here are foods that we won’t do without

Dining: Mardi Gras is over, so the faithful are about to give up something for the 40 days of Lent. Comments (1)

Suit: City lied about Prospect Park West bike lane

Suit: City lied about Prospect Park West bike lane

Mean Streets: The city threw pedestrians into the “lane” of fire by fudging Prospect Park West bike path data and colluding with rabid advocates to stanch opposition, a bombshell lawsuit alleges. Comments (56)
Downtown: Brian Tolle has given us the exclusive on his rotating sculpture for the top of Flatbush Avenue. Comments (10)

Another summer for Coney Boardwalk carnies

Coney Island: Old-school Coney Island will live on for one more season! Comments (8)

City plans to takes space from autism program at PS 32 for charter school

Brooklyn Is Angry: A city plan to squeeze a charter school into a Carroll Gardens public school will severely undermine a well-respected and widely emulated program for autistic students, opponents say. Comments (6)

Ridgites: No way trash is getting picked up six times a week

Bay Ridge: Locals say the city is lying when it claims it is picking up garbage from public trash cans six times a week, and the proof is piling up around trash cans in the neighborhood. Comments (2)

Tennis the menace? Parks Dept. pitches McCarren bubble tonight!

Greenpoint: Tennis anyone? Anytime? Comments (4)

Want greatness from your kids? Believe in them

The Dad: Our columnist learns a lesson on in parenting from the brutal attack on CBS News reporter Lara Logan. And it’s not the one you might think. Comments (4)

Think you know bees? You know nuttin’, honey!

But on March 14, you can learn all about it at City Tech. Comments (1)

Thief snatches cafe’s computer

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

This was a real potty crime

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

CB12 cries Wolf!

Community Board 12’s district manager lied when he told city officials that the board backed a plan to give a supermarket nearly $2-million in tax abatements to help the store expand, say some members of the board. Comment

Mugging near the Pratt Institute

Fort Greene: An early morning robbery. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (5)

It’s Purim — so get baking those hamantaschen

Our recipe makes it easy as pie (though these are actually cookies). Comment

Art attack! Woman destroyed his breast piece ever

Art: One man’s art is another woman’s porn — and it’s all on...”The People’s Court”! Comments (10)

Boom! Downtown population is exploding faster than the Sun Belt

Downtown: Take this, Sun Belt — our Downtown may be the fastest-growing community in the country. Comments (4)

Ship shape! Container unit flea market to fill empty Albee Square site

Shopping: A souped-up flea market is headed for Downtown this summer, filling the gaping hole where the Albee Square shopping center once stood. Comments (4)

Aviators-Whalers split first two games of playoff series

And now Danbury has the home-ice advantage. Comment

The roots of gentrification — it’s all in this new book

Books: Why do people hate Park Slope? The answer to that question goes back to World War II. Find out on March 14. Comments (4)

A feast fit for three kings — where to eat out this Christmas Eve

Dining: Sure, Christmas Eve is one of the big “family nights” on the Gregorian calendar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take the family out to a great meal at one of the few borough restaurants that are open. Here’s our guide to the best Christmas Eve dining options (minus Chinese restaurants, which never seem to close). Comment

Bank robbery on Montague St!

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Delivery boy beaten

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Bad reflection: Auto glass shopkeeper maces customer who attacked him

Mill–Marine Courier: Glazier goons Comment

Meat lover: Man shoots uncle for stealing his chuck chop

Flatbush: What a carnivore! Comment

Brutal attack on Smith Street

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

City spares PS 114 — charter school is moving in

Canarsie: The Department of Education’s well honed performance ax will not be coming down on PS 114, according to a surprising 11th-hour compromise that spared the embattled Canarsie school — but a separate-but-equal charter school will open inside the 100-year-old city building. Comment

Door bashed busted

Canarsie: Heeerree’s Johnny! Comment

It’s all car crime this week

68th Precinct Comment

Horrific car crash takes one life, wounds three others

Bay News: Killed in crash Comment

Lisa Speroni is on our Honor Roll

Perspective: Lisa Speroni is the last of the BWECC Golden Gala honorees being spotlighted in this column, because I’ve known her the longest. My first impression of Lisa was at the Community School District 21, when we were located at PS 95 Van Stricklin Street and Gravesend Neck Road. I was there pretty much everyday at the Community School Board office, and Lisa would always greet me with a“Hi, Carmine!” as she would walk from her office to the District Office. All I could see of her was her shadowy image emerging from the sun of the windows as she approached. She always the same friendly “Hello!” coming from this profile with the big hair. She was always a sweetheart and always a sharp cookie! Comment

Scouts go sled-to-sled in Coney for Klondike derby

BoroBeat: Coney Island’s beach morphed into a winter runway for scouts on sleds who powered their lean, mean, homespun machines on Saturday for the Boy Scouts of America Brooklyn Council’s annual Klondike derby. Comment

Fair fares

Hail yes! Comment

Bad voodoo: “Good luck” ritual sparks devastating Flatbush blaze

A set of voodoo candles used in a “good luck” ritual set off the massive Feb. 20 East Flatbush fire that killed one woman and left 47 families homeless last week — and fire officials say the early evening blaze could have easily been contained had the occupants of the apartment called 911 instead of trying to put it out by themselves. Comment

Rabbit season

A Brooklyn artist has put his “stamp” on the Lunar New Year, drawing on his family background and memories of the traditions of the Chinese holiday to create the images that are featured on the series of 12 stamps for the United States Postal Service. Comment

Maimonides’ Dr. Joseph Cunningham dies at 70

Dr. Joseph N. Cunningham, Jr., who headed Maimonides Medical Center’s for nearly three decades and whose yearly parties at his upstate New York farm delighted the hospital’s residents and their families, died suddenly on Feb. 21 at the age of 70. Comment

86th Street station mezzanine a showcase Ridge-themed artwork

Bay Ridge’s rich history is the inspiration behind a mosaic mural planned for the 86th Street subway station that should be installed sometime next month. Comment

Shul approved

A local civic gave its blessing last week to an Orthodox congregation looking to build a shul on E. Second Street between Avenue P and Quentin Road, after logging just a couple complaints that the synagogue would change the character of the residential block. Comment

Scissor shuffle

An old-school Brighton Beach Avenue barbershop is moving down the block, and it’s taking all of its charm with it! Comment

Teachers in lesbian sex romp sue city for $2 million

The two James Madison High School teachers fired for an alleged lesbian sex romp in a school classroom are looking for more action — in civil court. Comment

Anne plus James equals Oscar disappointment

Perspective: If Oscar wore a tux he’d be ripping it off in disgust right about now. Comment

Bernardi’s back, but Xaverian falls to Holy Cross

High School Sports: Brian Bernardi spent the better part of the last week feverishly rehabbing his bruised right shoulder and the junior guard spent much of the first half on Feb. 23 desperately trying to find his shot. Though he wasn’t about to use an injury that forced him to miss Xaverian’s last two games as an excuse. Comment

Poly Prep’s Buford making most of basketball swan song

High School Sports: With every jump shot or layup, rebound or assist, win or loss, Alex Buford gets a little closer to the end of his basketball career. Comment

Nazareth tops Christ the King, earns Brooklyn/Queens regular-season title

High School Sports: Nazareth understands its most important meeting with Christ the King could come in mid-March, but that doesn’t change the way the team feels when it steps on the court against the Royals — whether CK All-American Bria Smith was playing or not. Comment

Inexperience shows for Loughlin in B/Q semis loss to Christ the King

High School Sports: Ed Gonzalez didn’t want to blame his team’s inexperience or its youth, but it was hard not to with the way his team played in key moments in front of a capacity crowd at Christ the King. There was the slow start, falling behind 10-0, the poor way it finished the first half, getting outscored 12-0, and the final nail in its coffin — failing to score for the first five minutes of the fourth quarter. Comment

Yum-Yum! Regina Opera does ‘The Mikado’

Let’s face it, everyone loves “The Mikado.” Comment

Cops say this man is the Ridge sex predator

Bay Ridge: Meet the predator of 82nd Street. Comments (9)
Meadows of Shame: Wildlife advocates, politicians and kids will rally in Prospect Park on March 26 to protest the likely slaughter of the park’s geese. Comments (22)

Activists to install a ‘Tomb of the Unknown Cyclist’ at Boro Hall

Mean Streets: Seven “ghost bikes” to memorialize cyclists killed in accidents were installed this year in Brooklyn — and next week, a sixth white-painted shrine will be placed near Borough Hall to honor victims of unreported collisions. Comments (8)

Bloomy bans public puffing — so read our op-eds!

Perspective: So, the mayor has outlawed park puffing — a move that’s being hailed by anti-smoking advocates as great for public health, while smokers believe it’s the first step towards banning cigarettes everywhere. Click below for opinion pieces on both sides of this issue:
Fort Greene: The Army National Guard has backed out of a hard-fought deal to preserve two crumbling historic buildings in the Brooklyn Navy Yard — and local pols are furious at the betrayal. Comments (6)

A lot of wacky stuff

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, March 5 at 12:01 am to Monday, March 7 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (2)

Breaking news: Bank robbery in Windsor Terrace

Windsor Terrace: A brazen bank robber walked off with $7,000 after slipping a threatening note to an unsuspecting Windsor Terrace bank teller this afternoon. Comments (1)

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