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Cinema: Marilyn Monroe is finally getting the big-screen bash she deserves. Comment

Brooklyn is Justin Townes Earle country

Music: There’s a lot of puns in that headline, but suffice it to say, country star Justin Townes Earle will headline Celebrate Brooklyn on Thursday. Comment

State: Old Red Hook barge is history

Red Hook: A 73-year-old ship that’s been converted into a Red Hook cultural center may soon be added to the National Register of Historic Places. Comments (1)

Trashed! Neighbors say vacant lot is a health risk

The owner of a vacant lot in Kensington has allowed it to become a trash pile that’s home to vermin, marsupials, and cats — and neighbors say the city won’t do anything to clean up the mess. Comments (1)

The dish on school food

Perspective: The city’s school system feeds more than 800,000 kids every day. But does the city do a good job? We asked a healthy food activist (who thinks the city could do better) and a city official (who thinks the city is doing very well, thank you). Click below for the opinion pieces.
Art: A three-month ode to Hinduism’s blue-skinned savior. Comment

Worst weekend ever?

Weekend Watch: It’s a big weekend for train service in the borough. Read on for all the news that affects your plans this weekend. (Saturday, June 25 at 12:01 am to Monday, June 27 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

Chicken man! This farmer is pushing urban ranching

The newest urban trend to hit Brooklyn isn’t actually new — and there’s nothing “urban” about it. Comments (8)
Park Slope: Could Fourth Avenue become the new Fifth Avenue? Comments (13)

Meet the craftsmen and women behind Brooklyn’s foodie movement

Dining: Think of it as an open studios tour of local food manufacturers. Yes, there will be samples. Comment
Art: It’s quite a coup for Bed-Stuy’s Brooklynite Gallery. Comments (1)

More budget woes kill 2012 show at Brooklyn Museum

Prospect Heights: The institution, which slashed hours last week, now announces that it has canceled a major spring exhibition due to the “current financial climate.” Comments (4)

Let’s stay together! Divorces are way down in Brooklyn

Moves to Splitsville are down 25 percent in just four years (it’s the economy, stupid). Comments (1)
Bridge ‘Park’: Now this is a swimming hole! Comments (5)

Pizza the action! Charges dropped against Lucali owner and stabber

Carroll Gardens: DA Hynes abandons his attempted murder case after neither victim sings. Yessiree, it’s Carroll Gardens like it used to be! Comments (2)
Art: In Park Slope, a card catalogue offers hundreds of “reasons” to be happy. Good luck finding one that works for you. Comments (11)

Cyclones win, 3-2, in the ninth!

Cyclones: Fifteen batters strike out, but the Brooks still triumph! Comment
Williamsburg: The battle of bike-friendly neighborhoods has reached a new stage as two new bicycle shops opened in North Brooklyn within the past month. Comments (17)

Bay Ridge ‘mini-Madoff’ sentenced to 20 years

Bay Ridge: A corrupt “mini-Madoff” was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week — one year for each million he allegedly defrauded from his investors during a 30-year Ponzi scheme. Comments (1)
Shopping: Park Slope’s new organic grocery has a hippie-inspired décor, but there’s nothing mellow about the owner’s all-hours work ethic. Comment

Get to sleep, already! Finally, a kid’s book for parents

Books: Akashic Books has just published the most honest children’s book of all time (so honest, that we can’t even print its title!). Comments (6)
Fort Greene: The crumbling Admirals Row will finally be transformed into a giant supermarket and retail and industrial space under the latest redevelopment plan unveiled by the Brooklyn Navy Yard this week. Comments (1)

Losing her — and her kids’ — religion

Fearless Living: Believe it! Our columnist has pulled her kids out of Hebrew school! Comments (29)

Cyclones beat the Ironbirds, 5-4

Cyclones: The pen staves off a furious late-game rally for the team’s third win in four games. Comment

Something’s fishy! Old school appetizing joint opens on Smith Street

Shopping: No more trekking to the Lower East Side — or Fairway! — for whitefish. Comment

Cyclone skipper not yet K-oncerned about strikeouts

Ridin’ the Cyclones: But he should be — this team is whiffing like Little Leaguers. Comment

Hurts so good! Mellencamps are back!

Greenpoint: Kickball’s defending champs still own its runner-up rivals. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: Bark Hot Dogs opened a rooftop concession on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, bringing beer and frankfurters to a space that’s isolated from wide dining options. Comments (2)

This week’s tasty — but less filling! — food gossip

Foodie-in-Chief: Everything from a old name for a new bar to Alan Harding’s balls (rice balls, silly). Comment

Town Hall meeting to save Fort Greene Park

Fort Greene: In this park, the soccer field is a dust bowl, the tennis courts are cracked, and portable toilets have long replaced the broken bathrooms. But the Fort Greene Park Conservancy wants to find an answer — this Thursday! Comment

Gunpoint mugging on St. James Place

Fort Greene: “Give me your phone or I will shoot you,” he said. Plus all the other crime reports from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (3)
Music: Dancing, music videos, costumes — you can’t beat it. Comment

A close-knit piano in DUMBO

A close-knit piano in DUMBO

DUMBO: Piano Concerto No. 2 in slip-stitch minor, maestro. Comment
Red Hook: Are seven dead 9-11 firefighters in heaven? The city says, “Yes.” Atheists say, “Whoa, nelly!” Comments (47)

Cops think they have cured the pain in the brass

Bay Ridge: The 68th Precinct collars a suspect in the theft of virtually every brass bannister on Owls Head Court. Comments (2)

Coney’s illegal furniture stores are packing up

Coney Island: Four longtime Coney Island furniture stores that are loathed by People’s Playground enthusiasts for taking up prime amusement district real estate are finally packing it in. Comments (5)

Cyclones beat Yankees — despite Phil Hughes’s slumming

Cyclones: A major leaguer starts for the Baby Bombers, but the Cyclones come out on top. Comment

Memo to hoodlums — Judge DiMango is waiting for you

Perspective: The smirk was wiped right off her sullen face — and her second chance swiftly dumped in the can. Comment

Emotional week makes Xaverian’s Soto stronger

High School Sports: Elvin Soto’s week ended a lot better than it started. Comment

Xaverian blasts All Hallows, wins second crown in four years

High School Sports: There were no dominating ace pitchers like Ruddy Lugo or Pedro Beato, or, as it turned out, any stud seniors selected in the Major League Draft. Comment

My e-mail can make me a very rich man

Perspective: Wow! What a week this has been. It started on Monday when I received an e-mail from Caroline Flynn, the clinical facilitator for the Irish National Lottery Online Draw. I don’t know what that means, but someone with a title like that must be important and wouldn’t waste time delivering an insignificant message, so I read on. Comment

Midwood grad to play women’s hoops at Stony Brook

Jessica Previlon has overcome harder things before. So she didn’t get too down last month when most interest from four-year colleges had all but dried up. Comment

Google’s got nothing on good ‘ol MapQuest

Perspective: Why is the road getting there always longer than the one coming home? Especially when I use Google Maps? Comment

Jerk preys on moms in playgrounds

68th Precinct Comment

Knife mugging on Prospect Place

Brooklyn Paper: 77th Precinct Comment

Driver runs over hero fireman — for no reason!

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Who’s on Third?

A civic panel shot down a bid to turn Third Avenue between 82nd and 92nd streets into a pedestrian mall for six evenings this summer, saying the proposal was misguided because it didn’t take into account the problems with traffic, litter and noise it would create. Comment

Camp Floyd

Welcome to Camp Floyd! Comment

Pole position: City says Verizon broke the law

The city says a telecommunications giant broke the law when it installed two 20-foot-tall fiberglass poles in two historic districts in Brooklyn without getting permission to do so, and now residents are demanding the obelisks come down. Comment

Life’s a Kiddie Beach

Bay News: The waters near Gerritsen Beach are clean, clear and under control, locals say, as about 200 residents flocked to Shell Bank Creek on Saturday for the opening day celebration of the beloved Kiddie Beach, and most had no qualms about swimming in water that four local businesses had allegedly used as a sewer for nearly a decade. Comment

Timber! Thieves chop down tree to get to bike

Thieves will go a long way to steal a bike — and a YouTube video proves it by showing a group of men chopping down a tree on E. Eighth Street near Avenue C to steal a mountain bike that was chained to it. Comment
Theater: “The Spoon River Project” at the old boneyard is a must-see. Comment
Dining: Drink for two days and save $40 doing it. Comments (2)

Carmine cements his opinion on the Boardwalk

Sunday Screech: The Screecher says concrete “wood” be better! Comments (9)

Cyclones drop home opener to hated Yankees

Cyclones: The Cyclones’ dream of a perfect season died with a 3–2 loss to the Baby Bombers. Comment
Cyclones: They say you can’t tell the players without a scorecard, but with this year’s Cyclones, the scorecard isn’t much help. Comment
Atlantic Yards: The team promises to plant 300 trees in the area around the controversial Barclays Center. Comments (9)
The fastest growing bar game in history will crown its world champion tonight at Pandemic Gallery. Comments (5)
Prospect Heights: Another money-saving move by the struggling institution. Comments (5)

Cyclones beat Yanks, 5-3, in season opener!

Cyclones: The Cyclones’ dream of a perfect season got off to a good start with a crisp win against their cross-Narrows rivals in the opening night game of the 2011 season. Comment
The congressman has resigned, but you’ll see him rising again, insiders said. Comments (14)
Mean Streets: Responding to a lawsuit, the city says that the Prospect Park West bike lane is legal because, well, it works! Comments (69)

Summer travel special! Our handy guide to Budapest

With a new nonstop from American Airlines, there’s never been a better time to explore this Central European capital. Comments (2)

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Saturday and Sunday

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

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