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Kruger sighting!

Coney Island: Embattled senator shows face at Coney Island concert. Comment

For hip hop, go to London

Music: The rising MC, Theophilus London, plays a free show at the Weeksville Hertiage Center on July 23. Enough said. Comment
Shopping: The Dekalb Market opens this Saturday in Downtown. Comments (3)

Pig out! 3rd Ward’s BBQ blow-out returns this Saturday

Event: Dig in at this annual summertime feast. Comment

How ‘Grimm’! Burlesque troupe puts sexy spin on fairy tales

Nightlife: You’ve never seen “Cinderella” like this before. Comment

Subpoena: Bike lane backers will have to swear to tell the whole truth

Mean Streets: Did Councilman Brad Lander and the city’s Transportation Commissioner fudge the data? A lawsuit says so — and now the officials may have to testify in court. Comments (48)

One L of a crowded train

One L of a crowded train

Williamsburg: Lots of people are riding the L to Williamsburg, and that’s a nightmare for locals. Comments (9)

Trash talk: Sheepshead Bay wants area garbage men to join the 21st Century

Sheepshead Bay: Area residents are outraged that their streets are being buried by trash. Comment

Bloody week in the 7-0

Flatbush: No arrests are made after a double shooting near the Parade Grounds. Comment

Hockey hooligans hash it out on the box

Don’t block the box. Comment
Brooklyn lost its shot at do-it-yourself domination. Comment

Banned on the Fourth of July

Bay Ridge: An Arab-American group says it wanted to help with an Independence Day picnic in Bay Ridge, but was turned down over its ethnicity. Comments (223)

Thief ransacks Quentin Road home

Brooklyn Paper: A burglar made off with a bankbook and some costume jewelry. Comment
Dining: Breakfast cereal flavors or bacon-peanut brittle toppings, anyone? Comment
Despite hitting 15 banks since December, 2010, bandit’s identity remains a mystery to police. Comment

Cool crafts end year at Sylvan Learning Center

Nine-year-old Amber Hinojo proudly surveyed the plaster craft she created at the Sylvan Learning Center in Sheepshead Bay with help from her mom, Michelle. Comment

Machine macinations! Should party bosses pick our candidates for us?

Perspective: Now that disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner has resigned, the race is on to select his replacement in Congress. But the upcoming special election, slated for Sept. 13, is far from typical: There will be no primary election; instead, Democratic and Republican party bosses have picked the candidates for us. Is this fair? We asked two longtime political insiders to weigh in on this far-from democratic process.
Dining: Bon Chovie is a hit at Smorgasburg. Comment

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comments (1)

Bark’s breezy beer garden is pretty great

Bar Scrawl: Don’t let summer pass without checking out the restaurant’s new rooftop tent at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. Comment

It’s an ‘L’ of a weekend

Weekend Watch: It’s “L” on Earth once again for anyone east of Lorimer Street. Read on for all the news that affects your plans. (Saturday, July 15 at 12:01 am to Monday, July 18 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

Having a ball

Harbor Watch: Military members treated with the chance to watch the U.S. Women’s National Team practice in Germany. Comment
Williamsburg: Some Hasidic families are complaining they can’t use a new ferry service because there are too few children’s life preservers on board. Comments (41)
Greenpoint’s newest food company is raking in the green by growing lettuce year-round. Comment
Dining: The city’s best ballers are scooping out meaty treats on Bedford Avenue. Comment

Prepare yourself for the invasion of the hogweed!

Not for Nuthin’: Be on the lookout for lethal leafy plant, which is making its way into the Empire State. Comment
Fort Greene: As marauders continue to roam the park, some women are taking crime prevention into their own hands - by learning karate moves in the greenspace itself. Comments (10)

Man bestowed with the Medal of Honor

Harbor Watch: Soldier receives honor after losing his hand while saving the lives of his team members. Comment
Bay Ridge: A cat who was rescued after being thrown from a car zipping over the Verrazano Bridge this July 4 weekend has eight lives left — and all of them may be spent in the lap of luxury. Comments (6)

Hot dog! Wiener cookoff returns to Kelso this month

Event: If hot dogs topped with pretzels and peanuts is your style, head to the Clinton Hill brewery on July 23. Comment

Cyclones fall to the Doubledays in 9-3 heartbreaker

Cyclones: The Clones prove they’re consistent - at losing. Comments (1)

Missing Borough Park child’s remains found after frantic three-day search

A Kensington man was arrested early this morning after 8-year-old boy’s remains discovered in his refrigerator and a Dumpster, leaving the thousands who searched for him reeling. Comments (25)

Espresso with that hot dog?

A new ice cream parlor that just opened on the Coney Island Boardwalk could be the first phase of an Italian invasion that would transform the People’s Playground’s honky-tonk waterfront into a haven for espresso-loving brunchers — which is exactly how the guy who controls the lease wants it. Comment

Espresso with that hot dog?

A new ice cream parlor that just opened on the Coney Island Boardwalk could be the first phase of an Italian invasion that would transform the People’s Playground’s honky-tonk waterfront into a haven for espresso-loving brunchers — which is exactly how the guy who controls the area wants it. Comment
Mean Streets: A group of cyclists is demanding that the city paint bike symbols on the car lanes in Prospect Park in the wake of several bicycle crashes — and park officials are listening. Comments (34)

Independence devil swipes cash from woman

Mill Basin: A goon swipes $100 out of a woman’s hand. Comment
Greenpoint: The players had the upper hand because they’re used to the heat. And, they were better. Comments (2)
The majority of Catholic churchgoers in Brooklyn we spoke to disagree with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio’s edict to ban politicians who voted for same-sex marriage from making official appearances at church events and to decline donations from any politician who approves of gay marriage. Comments (15)
Residents of a quaint portion of Vanderbilt Avenue in Fort Greene breathed a sigh of relief this week when the city designated the block an historic district — protected from the threat of flashy new condos like the one built there three years ago. Comment

Where are the fans in Coney Island? In the batter’s box

Cyclones: The Cyclones problems this season can be traced to one thing: their inability to put the bat on the ball. Comment

Payback time: Mom-stronsity to refund PTA, with interest!

The former PTA treasurer who stole nearly $100,000 from a Cobble Hill public school will agree to pay back every penny — plus interest — if District Attorney Charles Hynes keeps her out of jail during a plea deal hammered out in court on Monday — an arrangement witnessed by many of the parents she bilked. Comments (3)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A room with a waterfront view could be yours — if you don’t mind the smell of lumber in the morning. Comments (6)

Bergen Beach’s burden

Bergen Beach: Royce Street residents say pedestrian island is a weed- and garbage-filled mess. Comment
Art: But you won’t be able to enjoy its mix of cinema, readings and workshops until September. Comment

A marriage made in the army

Harbor Watch: This couple says being in the military together makes their marriage less complicated. Comment

Dems pick Queens guy to replace Weiner

He’s the Brooklyn machine’s candidate — and he’s from Queens! Comments (10)
The GOP has named Bob Turner — who lost to Anthony Weiner in 2010 when he battled the Midwood Mouth for his seat in Congress — as its sacrificial lamb in the upcoming special election to replace the randy rep. Comments (3)
Greenpoint’s oil polluters will be spending their summer vacation wading through Newtown Creek. Comment

Gunman pistolwhips prey

Canarsie: A gun-toting thug robbed a man — but cops caught up with him a short time later. Comment

Cyclones losing streak continues

Cyclones: The Clones fall to the Tigers 5-3 — and they have no one to blame but themselves. Comment

It’s a wrap! Boardwalk bathrooms have squares to spare — for now

Stalls stacked following report of Soviet-style rationings. Comments (1)

Arab-American celebration touts culture

BoroBeat: Party at Shore Road Park includes games, dancing, food and more. Comment

Warship sets sail

Harbor Watch: A new guided-missile destroyer is commissioned. Comment
The screening of a classic Audrey Hepburn film at Brooklyn Bridge Park is being protested by Asian-Americans who say it features a racist character. Comments (21)

Blimey! Wot will ‘appen to the ‘Page 3 girl’ now?

A Britisher’s View: With the end of the News of the World, our columnist explains what ‘that rag’ meant to Britain. Comment
The state has closed footbridge linking Red Hook students to schools in Carroll Gardens - and it won’t be ready finished by the new school year. Comments (4)
Theater: Fake blood, that is, as Brooklyn gets several productions of Shakespeare’s deadly tragedy. Comment
War-Mart: The retail giant is putting its money where its mouth is as it reportedly eyes its first foray into Brooklyn. Comments (12)

Coney iPhone thief busted

Coney Island: A man held up three people for their cellphones, but cops caught up with him a short time later. Comment

Cyclones clawed by the Tigers

Cyclones: The struggling Cyclones could not deliver when it counted during Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Connecticut Tigers. Comment

Because I said so

The Dad: Our columnist is proud of the decisions he’s made for his girls, and the decisions he let them make for themselves. He’s just not sure where to draw the line between the two. Comment

Carmine says parents should run our schools

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine rails on how Mayor Bloomberg is running our schools! Comments (3)

Battle of the ages on Ocean Ave.

Flatbush: A young thug knocked a senior citizen unconscious to get his gold chain. Comment
Meadows of Shame: Never forget! Comments (5)

Exclusive! ‘Star Wars’ creator kills Ridge sci-fi marathon

Bay Ridge: Talk about the Empire striking back! Comments (25)
Crowded Clinton Hill residents could get some sorely needed open space — atop one of the city’s major water tunnels. Comments (2)

Cyclones beat the Tigers 3-2

Cyclones: The Cyclones prove they can connect when they want to. Comments (1)

Sikh realizes dream and joins the U.S. Army

Harbor Watch: A man’s life-long dream came true when he was able to join the military — while keeping true to his religious beliefs. Comment
Park Slope: Prospect Park officials have put up ten new “No barbecuing” signs and have hired extra weekend enforcement in the borough’s most popular green space in an attempt to douse the illegal grilling that happens there during the summer. Comments (11)

Stan says he played his cards right

It’s Only My Opinion: Our columnist says he got where he is today because he worked for it. Comment
Business owners say thieves are running amok at the popular shopping strip. Comments (3)

Cyclones game rained out

Cyclones: Friday’s Cyclones game vs. the Vermont Lake Monsters was cancelled due to rain and will be made up in a double header when the two teams clash later this month. Check back later to see how tonight’s game against the Connecticut Tigers went! Comment

Calm down! Panel approves Atlantic Ave. fix despite residents’ concerns

A local panel unanimously approved a city plan to calm traffic at Atlantic Avenue near the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park even though residents at Thursday’s hearing — and some Community Board 6 members — said it doesn’t make the area safe enough for pedestrians. Comments (8)
Editor’s Picks: Get out there, Brooklyn! Comments (1)

The Clones suffer another defeat

Cyclones: The Cyclones did achieve one thing Thursday - they now lead the New York-Penn League in strike outs. Comment

City wants to make Atlantic Avenue more ‘pedestrian friendly’

The city is planning a major overhaul of the base of Atlantic Avenue — where pedestrians have been playing a game of “Frogger” since Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 opened last year — and it looks like the pedestrians have won. Comments (6)

Cyclones drowned by Lake Monsters in 5-2 defeat

Cyclones: Even manager Rich Donnelly was bitter about this one! Comment

Cyclones drowned by Lake Monsters in 5-2 defeat

Cyclones: Even manager Rich Donnelly was bitter about this one! Comments (2)

Parking on 86th Street: A dream turned nightmare

It was 1999 when opportunity opened a vital horizon for the future of the prestigious 86th Street shopping strip in Bensonhurst. Comment

That’s one way to get directions

Greenpoint: Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment

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