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Event: Head to Floyd Bennett Field starting June 2 for a giant powwow Comment
Event: From Senator Street to Barkaloo Cemetery, see all the neighborhood has to offer. Comment
Cinema: “Vertigo” may be considered Alfred Hitchcock’s finest work, but it didn’t always get the respect it now commands. Comments (1)

The X-Men clincheth: Xaverian wins B/Q division title, but not satisfied

High School Sports: The final out of a 9-0 victory was a strikeout looking and the post-game celebration was equally routine for Xaverian. Comment

Finding its groove, Grand Street run-rules Madison, clinches division

High School Sports: When Grand Street Campus won the prestigious Monroe Tournament in mid-April, it left The Bronx on Good Friday with an unmistakable swagger, with a nobody-can-touch-us edge to them. The attitude wasn’t all positive – it led to overconfidence, and to some degree, the Wolves’ shocking loss to Midwood just last week. Comment

Patriotism on parade

For a traditional Memorial Day, hit one of the four parades around our town. Comment

Take the ‘Gateway’ to Native American culture this weekend

When you can find hula-clad performers, intricate feathered headdresses and a daring dance with fire in Brooklyn, that can only mean one thing — Floyd Bennett Field’s annual celebration of Native American culture is back. Comment

Who’s your crawdaddy?

If you’ve never had the singular pleasure of diving face first into a bucket of boiled crawfish, head to Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop in Ditmas Park on June 4 when the tavern hosts its second annual boil. Comment

Talk about green! Inventor has clean way to haul food, garbage

It’s as “green” as it gets! Comments (2)
Dining: Don’t waste away inside! Take advantage of the warm weather and head to these spots. Comment

Who’s your crawdaddy?

Dining: Sycamore hosts its annual crawfish boil on June 4. Get your tickets now! Comment

It’s our annual commencement story!

The pomp! The circumstances! The excitement! The speakers! It’s all here. Comments (1)
Bar Scrawl: Our cartoonist enjoys a PBR at the Gowanus Yacht Club. Comment

An ‘L’ of a weekend

Weekend Watch: It’s a holiday weekend, and that means food, fun, and mass transit hassles. Luckily, things seem calm, so enjoy it while it lasts. Here are the transit changes that could affect your travel plans this weekend (Saturday, May 28 at 12:01 am to Tuesday, May 31 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

Pavilion renovations are almost done — just in time for Memorial Day

Park Slope: Park Slope’s Pavilion Cinema has finished its long-promised makeover and thorough scrubbing — and the curtain will be up in time for the big blockbuster weekend. Comments (11)
And to think, you’ve been walking on the Boardwalk all these years like a sucker! Comments (3)
Williamsburg: Manhattan-bound commuters will get new express service — albeit on the river rather than under it. Comments (13)
Talk about getting your freak on! Comments (1)

PS 9 enters chartered territory

Brooklyn Is Angry: The city will house a charter school in the PS 9 building on Underhill Avenue — further fueling a long-running battle for space at the school. Comments (3)

Great history tour in Bay Ridge on Saturday

This historical tour is much more than a walk in the park. Comment
Books: The Park Slope novelist has fun with her character’s abject sadness. Comment

Walk of art! Springtime means festivals all over the borough

Art: This spring, art is synonymous with the first weekend in June. Comment
Meadows of Shame: Prospect Park’s 63-year-old kids fishing contest will get the hook, and dozens of other programs will be slashed or saddled with new fees, thanks to dramatic budget cuts unveiled last week by the Prospect Park Alliance. Comments (18)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The $2-billion Domino Sugar project will move forward. Comments (2)
Bridge ‘Park’: This weekend, Brooklyn Bridge Park will be filled with cheese, frankfurters, sand — and eager park-goers galore. Comment
Bushwick: Gun-toting muggers used a Williamsburg loft building as their personal Best Buy last week, hitting a hipster-filled McKibbin Street building at least three times. Comments (36)

Food gossip — including a stunning bit of menu plagiarism

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s another feast with our Foodie in Chief, Sarah Zorn. Comments (1)

It’s outdoor drinking season — here’s our guide

With tank top and flip flop season upon us that can only mean one thing — it’s time to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Comment

Group home proposal moves forward on 83rd Street

Bay Ridge: A proposed home for 16 developmentally disabled adults moved forward this week, as a community board panel offered its unanimous support. Comment
Meadows of Shame: And then there were three. Comments (31)

Making the best of a bad Sitt-uation

Coney island ‘developer’ Joe Sitt has opened his latest flea market in the People’s Playground — where you can now buy Scrubbing Bubbles. Comments (3)
Downtown: In the future, the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway is a tunnel, vegetable gardens grow in Cadman Plaza, and bike lanes are in the sky — if you believe the design students. Comments (6)
Greenpoint: Why did the luxury condo tenant move across the road? It’s not a stupid kids joke, but a oderiferous situation on Greenpoint Avenue. Comments (78)

Shoppers hit the Maxx

Bay Ridge: Shoppers were out in force on Sunday for the grand opening of T.J. Maxx on 86th Street between Fifth and Gelston Avenues, and the hype continued into Monday afternoon as fashionistas found their new go-to-store for discounted goods. Comments (2)
Dining: The dream team behind Vinegar Hill House will expand its operation with a cafe next door, giving devotees of the bucolic dinner retreat even more to love — and opponents more to complain about. Comment
Art: If you already thought the city was an urban jungle, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Comment

Our columnist — what does she do all day?

Fearless Living: But this is no self-loathing story from a stay-at-home mom. Comments (6)

All’s fair at Smorgasburg as new food fest opens with great stuff, high prices

Shopping: It was a feast for the eyes and ears — but not the wallet. Comments (3)
Greenpoint: It’s “Dailey’s Rule”: Take kickball seriously — or you’re demoted to Tuesday! Comment

RELOCATED! Brooklyn Bridge Park’s dance party tomorrow is moved to Tobacco Warehouse

Celebrate Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Bridge Park dance party is not only hot, but now it’s wet, too. Comment

Latin Kings detroned on Smith Street

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Wallet snatched at Fairway

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

FBI gunning for good relations with Muslim-Americans

The FBI built bridges with Brooklyn’s Muslim community last weekend with the help of some really serious firepower. Comment

Usama, get your gun! FBI reaches out to Muslim youth — with firepower

The FBI built bridges with Brooklyn’s Muslim community last weekend with the help of some really serious firepower. Comment
Dining: Williamsburg residents have yet another terrific excuse to stay out late drinking on the weekends. Comments (4)
Event: Step 1: Don’t leave town. Step 2: Attend some of these events. Comments (1)
Boerum Hill: The rogue intern who allegedly swiped cash from a Boerum Hill gallery said he did it to get even with his boss for wrongly accusing him of stealing a phone. Comments (6)

Take the train to the game — and then inside

Construction Update: The Nets and the MTA are trying to work out a deal to get you to — and in — the Barclays Center with a MetroCard. Comments (18)
Williamsburg: Gudrun “The Saint” Grondinger is now the reigning world pillow fight champion! Comments (4)
Event: Pedaling paramours will demonstrate their devotion to two-wheeled transportation at Bicycle Fetish Day in Williamsburg this Saturday. Comment

Parking problem on Flatbush

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Hot wheels found in Flatlands

Mill–Marine Courier: Car thief crackdown Comment

Thief makes off with iPhone

Kings Courier: iPhone swipe Comment

Woman nearly loses arm in cellphone robbery

Flatbush: Arm-wrenching experience Comment

Wholesaler robbed at Terminal Market

Canarsie: Tropical takeaway Comment

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

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. Comment

Sewer salvation!

Flush in peace, Southern Brooklyn! Comment

Poverty made him do it

Bay News: Pauper heist Comment

Building bridges with bombs

The FBI is building bridges with Brooklyn’s Muslim community with the help of some really cool — and downright dangerous — tools. Comment

Pier pressure

Canarsie: The National Parks Service wants to use food stands and a farmer’s market to feed hungry park-goers at the Canarsie Pier because it can’t find anyone to rent a dilapidated restaurant there that’s been closed for years — leaving pier users packing their own lunches. Comment

Light ‘em up!

The nights are about to get a little brighter for some Bay Ridge residents who think their dark streets breed rowdy teenagers. Comment

Bill would offer anti-bullying classes

Schools will be asked to teach lessons that discourage bullying if a Southern Brooklyn lawmaker’s bill passes. Comment

Sign of the times

Cleaning the Earth can be pretty messy at times. Comment

This time around, the end of the world has nothing on me

Perspective: In my growing up years, whenever I would obsess over some tiny matter, my mom would always say to me, “Don’t sweat the small stuff. If you have to worry about something, make sure it’s big, like the end of the world.” Comment

Getting offensive: Xaverian pounds Molloy in B/Q first-place clash

High School Sports: Elvin Soto had plenty of motivation when he took the short walk down Shore Road for the Brooklyn/Queens Class AA division showdown with Archbishop Molloy last Wednesday. Comment

Zipping right along, Zapata blanks GW as Poly Prep knocks off another city power

High School Sports: With his steely poise and focus under pressure, penchant to finish what he starts and impressive 5-0 record, Andrew Zapata gives off a Roy Halladay-like vibe. It isn’t by accident – the Poly Prep sophomore fashions himself after the Philadelphia Phillies’ superstar right-hander. Comment

Sinodinos’ switch sparks Kearney to rout of Fontbonne

High School Sports: Amanda Sinodinos got things righted at the plate with a simple switch. Comment

Offensive onslaught produces statement win for Berkeley Carroll

High School Sports: Berkeley Carroll prides itself on playing anybody anywhere, whether it’s Ivy Prep League dynamo Poly Prep or PSAL powerhouse James Monroe. Comment

Cleaning up: Madison’s Abadia has been ‘a hitting machine’ this season

High School Sports: Joseph Abadia figured it was an experiment when he saw his name written into the cleanup spot. The speedy James Madison senior infielder hit second last year and first early this spring. Comment

Pakistan — a dim bulb or a blatant accessory to terror?

Perspective: It’s now abundantly clear that Islamic Republic of Pakistan is two-faced. Comment

Stan crunches the number, and tells you what he thinks

Perspective: According to the Associated Press, nearly 23 million people in the United States woke up early to watch Kate marry the Prince. To them, and to the bride and groom, I say mazel tov. Comment

Stan says the polls don’t lie

Perspective: The CBS-New York Times poll also has the “No” number at 70 percent. An NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll? Sixty-three percent. Reuters? Sixty-nine percent. And Pew research has the number at 73 percent. Comment
Nightlife: Because drinking indoors is so two months ago. Comments (1)

Carmine makes noise — about noise!

Sunday Screech: I’m sick and tired of these Johnny-come-latelies complaining about noise in this city when I’ve been complaining about it for decades. Comments (3)
For some, today is Judgment Day. For others, it’s a chance to score some primo real estate. Comments (6)
Fort Greene: Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is moving ahead to challenge 15-term Rep. Ed Towns — a battle that will set off a generational clash that party leaders once thought could be avoided. Comments (9)

Shoppers can now ‘Maxx’ out in Bay Ridge

Shopping: It’s Georgio Armani vs. Tommy Bahama on the same Bay Ridge block. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: So much for guns and ammo. The rains have ruined the fun. Comment
Boerum Hill: A rogue intern stole more than $1,000 from a beloved Boerum Hill gallery after its owner gave him a chance. Comments (4)
It’s krotite — and it may help to uncover the mysteries of the universe. Comments (2)
Rabbi Abraham Abraham, the Coney Island-based leader of a winter swim group who was also known for stunts like living in an ice house, died on May 18 of bone cancer in Manhattan. He was 77. Comments (6)
Committeman Confrontation: It’s hard to even write those words, given that the 28-year Congressman hasn’t lost anything in decades, but sure enough, Assemblyman Vito Lopez and Co. have shot down Towns’s bid to become a lowly district leader. Comments (9)
Bay Ridge: The prosecutor in the case against the former Bay Ridge Democratic district leader accused of passing himself off as an attorney to help his cousin’s son painstakingly painted the 75-year-old boxer-turned-private eye as a brash renegade who flagrantly disregards the law even as he helps strangers and friends. Comments (1)

Call it ‘Fort Mean’: Nabe leads boro in bike crashes

Mean Streets: Fort Greene is Brooklyn’s most treacherous bicycling neighborhood, according to the city’s most-recent bike crash data. Comments (28)
Carroll Gardens: Two Smith Street stalwarts end their run. Read more…

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