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Event: At one point, the amusement district’s biggest attraction wasn’t the rides. Comments (3)
And there’ll be wine! Comment

Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ heads for Coney Island

High School Sports: Coney Island is getting trippier than usual. Comment

Surf’s up: Lincoln’s Stokes picks Hawaii

Everyone’s favorite vacation spot will be Shaquille Stokes’ home the next four years. Comment

Motorist arrested after near run in with NYPD truck

Talk about a wild ride! Comment

Mom by her side, Appel commits to play volleyball at Molloy College

High School Sports: There are three constants for Shannon Appel whenever she sets foot on a volleyball court — the ball, a net and her mother, Maryann. Since Appel’s father Eddie died six years ago, Maryann has not missed a single match. Comment
Red Hook: Coaches are battling a Manhattan-based private school over its plan to create a state-of-the art, synthetic field — and then control its use on weekdays. Comments (8)

A concrete Boardwalk?

A concrete Boardwalk?

Coney Island’s fabled Boardwalk is crumbling — and now there’s talk of turning its wood slats into concrete slabs. We asked two interested parties to weigh in on this controversial plan.

Great weekend reads from our bookworms

The BookMark Shoppe’s pick: “Cleopatra’s Daughter” Comment

A simply enormous beer bar opens in Greenpoint

Bar Scrawl: Hundreds of brews and more space than the Milky Way. Comments (3)

F-ing nightmare begins again

Weekend Watch: Spring is in the air — but that doesn’t mean things will be turning up roses for F train riders this weekend, as the troubled line won’t be running between Jay Street-Metrotech and 18th Avenue. Comment
Dining: Amy Berg may be visually impaired, but her sense of taste is 100 percent intact. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Meet the goose patrol. Comments (58)
The FBI built bridges with Brooklyn’s Muslim community last weekend with the help of some really serious firepower. Comments (6)
The city will begin enforcing its sweeping prohibition on public puffing on Monday — but smokers say they’d rather fight than switch. Comments (3)
Atlantic Yards: And guess who’ll profit from it? One of Bruce Ratner’s old opponents! Comments (2)
Books: Word Bookshop, Greenlight and The BookMark Shoppe offer this week’s picks. Comment
Williamsburg: Come to Union Pool on Sunday for some serious biceps flexing — and it’s all for a good cause! Comments (1)

Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ heads for Coney Island

Cinema: Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar, you’re gonna go far — if you head to the beach to see a classic rock and roll film. Comment
Nightlife: Don your most fabulous outfit, work on that German accent and find the blondest wig you possibly can as the Bell House hosts a singalong to “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on May 26. Comment

You’ll go ‘Coconuts’ for this comedy show

Nightlife: A new monthly showcase from the guy from the website Videogum. Comment

Another ‘Bloombox’ stolen from snow plow

Park Slope: Another “Bloombox” has been taken from a Sanitation snow plow — the second such theft of the post-snowpacalypse navigation systems in as many months. Comments (2)

PS 29 vandals surrender claiming ‘YouTube accident’

Cobble Hill: They wanted to slide through a burning ring of fire. Comments (12)
Carroll Gardens: A vestige of Smith Street’s Little Italy ends its 50-year-run — and takes its prosciutto balls with it. Comments (13)

Trash talk! City removed cans in Bay Ridge — now nabe is dirtier than ever

Bay Ridge: Some Bay Ridgites are saying that litter along Fourth Avenue has gotten worse since the city removed public garbage cans at the request of a local panel that thought doing so would make the neighborhood cleaner. Comments (10)
Prospect Heights: Moby may be known for his ambient electronica, but at a recent Brooklyn appearance, you wouldn’t know it. Comment
It was the doctors’ turn to get a prognosis on Saturday — but not about their health. Comment

Kickball was one ‘Hot Mess’ this weekend

Greenpoint: The mud, and poor play, really hurt an up-and-coming squad. Comments (1)
Dining: Each Sunday, Matt Ross and Eric Finkelstein will debut a new “mystery” sandwich at Court Street Grocers. This week, the real hero was suckling pig and pecorino! Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Members of a Brooklyn Heights community theater are banding together to help a former thespian and her husband — both diagnosed days apart with fatal cancer. Comment

New PS 29 Mom-strocity! Thieving PTA treasurer may face no jail — and parents are angry

Cobble Hill: The former PTA treasurer accused of swiping nearly $100,000 from a Cobble Hill public school won’t face any jail time if she returns every dollar — and parents at the school feel like they’ve been victimized again. Comments (11)

Everyone loves Brooklyn — the name

The name of our borough is now the 34th most-popular girls name in the country. But who gets the credit: Marty Markowitz or Brooklyn Decker? Comments (4)

Perfetto trial to get underway today

Bay Ridge: Opening arguments in the trial of the century — a former district leader charged with pretending to be a lawyer at a relative’s meaningless preliminary hearing. It’s a barn-burner, folks! Comment
Downtown: Officials at the Fulton Street Macy’s will transform the emporium’s ugly parking garage into a work of art, after city officials, shoppers and residents demanded that the store’s shabby façade better fit into a Fulton Mall that’s evolving from low-end to upmarket retail. Comments (12)
Music: Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy’s fly new uniforms are something to sing about. Comment
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: It’s a rave for the Willow Place theater troupe from our critic. Comments (2)
Music: Finally, the Guinness Book of World Records has been set to music. Comment

Man, this guy was pissed off!

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

The new sports heroes — major league dads

The Dad: Our columnist hits a home run on the controversy of the day: Should Major League Baseball players get — and take — their paternity leave during the season. Comments (1)
Fort Greene: The Myrtle Avenue post office has reopened after a 14-month shutdown. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Is Angry: A radical solution to chopper noise is put forward by Brooklyn elected officials on Sunday. Comments (15)
Politics: The city that never sleeps now apparently wants to nod off by midnight. Comments (9)
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Five Guys opens in Metrotech — this is a game-changer

Downtown: And this exclusive video will make your mouth water. Comments (7)
Coney Island: The legendary Faber’s Fascination arcade will reopen in a Surf Avenue building owned by the same “developer” who tore down its original Coney Island home. Comments (8)
Cobble Hill: Parents of the privileged teens who torched a Cobble Hill playground have set aside $50,000 to cover the damage, but critics say the PR move amounts to little more than a cynical sociology lesson about class — and, perhaps, the lack thereof. Comments (23)
Nightlife: The DUMBO art space hosts a pole-dancing celebration. Comments (1)

Bakery gets the dough stolen

68th Precinct Comment

Witness: Murder suspect wanted smoke after getting shot

Crime: Talk about being cold blooded! Comment

City: New faux Boardwalk will have less cement

The Parks Department offered a new compromise to concrete-wary Boardwalk lovers Tuesday night, proposing a smaller cement roadway that’s 4-feet slimmer than the strip residents protested in March. Comment

Mom killer arrested

Flatbush: Mom murderer Comment

Two Softee men go hard on each other

Brooklyn Paper: 77th Precinct Comment

Gunning for store receipts

Mill–Marine Courier: Utica raid Comment

Hookah attack! Punk uses pipe as weapon in Avenue U skirmish

Kings Courier: Hookah hang-up Comment

Osama’s dead … and other things I learned on the InterWeb

Perspective: OK, I lied. Here’s what I’m going to add to it. Comment

Another teen wolfpack attack

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

Finding old friends in the warmth of Florida

Perspective: One of the few occasions that we left our Willow Wood, a spacious, serene area, was when Estelle Horwitz, widow of our past city councilman Sam Horwitz visited. She had gotten authority to join a gathered group of past and present Sea Gate residents who were partying at a Floridian luncheon at a palm-studded Deersfield Beach lakeside hotel. Comment

Another reminder that a silent killer is always on the rise

Perspective: Happy nations have horribly high suicide rates. Comment

Eddie and the ‘losers’

High School Sports: Eddie Gazzillo lost a bunch of weight and, in return, gained national notoriety – more than he ever could have imagined as a New York City high-school football coach. Comment

Marty eyeing Ringling site for Coney concert series

Bay News: The new greatest show on Earth may be Borough President Markowitz’s Coney Island summer music series. Comment

Follow his ‘cue! Learn how to make Kansas City ribs with Matt Greene

Brooklyn is in no short supply of barbecue, thanks to restaurants like Fette Sau, Fatty ’Cue and Pies ’N’ Thighs in Williamsburg and competitions such as the Grillin’ on the Bay cook-off in Sheepshead Bay. And now, you can get in on the saucy action with a rib-smoking class at the Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg. Comment

The god squad

Flatbush: A group of pastors, priests and ministers in East Flatbush are banding together to fight pervasive gang violence — with the power of prayer. Comment

Defending champ Madison content with Tottenville loss

High School Sports: Admittedly, expectations were low. Madison was coming into Tottenville with a freshman pitcher in the circle and expecting a Pirates team hungry for revenge after the Knights beat them in last year’s PSAL Class A city title game. Comment

Spring in his step: Whitehead drawing early interest from North Carolina, St. John’s, others

Isaiah Whitehead is only a freshman, but he’s already drawing interest from colleges. Comment

The Brooklyn Bridge is forever — so get a tattoo of it

The only way to show true love for Brooklyn is to ink the deal. Comment

CVS swap: New pharmacy will replace Flatbush Avenue mainstay

Mill–Marine Courier: Call it the CVS shuffle. Comment

Get me oughta here!

Canarsie: A group of longtime Canarsie civic leaders are demanding the neighborhood splinter from Community Board 18 and get their own city-sanctioned civic group, claiming the expansive board dumps on them as it treats residents of Marine Park, Mill Island, Mill Basin and Bergen Beach like gold. Comment
When skeptics tell modern artists to go jump in a lake, Robert Lobe takes them seriously. Comments (2)
Books: Don your party hats — Boulevard Books is having a birthday bash. Comment

Here it is! Carmine’s Sunday Screech — new on BrooklynPaper.com

Sunday Screech: Seventy-five year old Carmine Santa Maria has been screeching about problems in Brooklyn for years in the pages of our much vaunted sister publication, the Brooklyn Graphic. Now, he brings his trademark piss and vinegar to BroolynPaper.com. Enjoy! Comments (6)
http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/19/all_goslingsside_2011_5_13_bk.html […] Read more…
Prospect Heights: The New Jersey Nets don’t move to Brooklyn until next October, but one of the team’s stars couldn’t wait that long to take a look at his future home. Comments (17)

Don’t miss the Fifth Avenue art walk this weekend

Art: http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/17/br_fifthartwalk_2011_4_29_bk.html […] Read more…

Cops say this cabbie raped a passenger

Williamsburg: Cops have released a sketch of the rogue cab driver who they say tied up and raped his passenger at knifepoint at the end of a horrific ride through Williamsburg last week. Comments (7)
Event: Matt Levy leads a bike tour along the Brooklyn-Queens border. Comment

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