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Naz’s Ali overcoming injuries, commits to West Virginia

High School Sports: When Bra’Shey Ali first walked through the doors of St. Michael Academy three years ago, coach Apache Paschall thought he had his next McDonald’s All-American. Comment

Playing it Cool-ey: Sophomore helps shoot Shore past Curtis

High School Sports: Everything South Shore did before the holidays came with a caveat. There was the one-point win over Francis Lewis, the abominable fourth-quarter performance against Teaneck (N.J.). None of those happened with sophomore sharpshooter Aliyah Cooley on the court. Comment

Faulk, Ford lead slow-starting Naz past St. Francis Prep

High School Sports: It’s that time of year for Apache Paschall. Comment

Angus cooks up another last-second win for Loughlin

High School Sports: Joel Angus is making the spectacular routine. Comment

Banneker beats Grand Street, clinches at least share of division crown

High School Sports: There was a slow start and some drama along the way. But Banneker clinched at least a share of the PSAL Brooklyn AA Group 2 title with a 55-48 win on Feb. 9 over Grand Street Campus in Fort Greene. Comment

Murphy’s Law: Senior guides Lincoln over St. Ray’s

High School Sports: Kamari Murphy had a chip on his shoulder when he arrived at Kean University in Union, N.J. on Sunday for the PrimeTime Shootout. Comment

Bernardi’s second-half theatrics not enough for Xaverian in loss to CK

High School Sports: There came a point in the second half against Christ the King Sunday afternoon, when Brian Bernardi’s 3-point attempts didn’t seem like they were touching the net as they went through the hoop. He hit four bombs in a row, one deeper than its predecessor. Comment

No sleeping on ‘A’ league standout Smith

High School Sports: He’s one of the hottest names in New York City high-school basketball, a lethal combo guard who scored 68 points in a single game and has Division I coaches lighting his coach’s phone up like he illuminates a scoreboard. Comment

‘Hoops for Heart’ at PS 197

Kings Courier: Fancy-footed students at PS 197 are now also heart heroes after raising close to $5,000 for the American Heart Association with a jump-a-thon. Comment

Book ‘em!

Flatbush: Kensington bookworms still have to wait over a year before their long-anticipated new library is open for business, but the new building is now showing its face. Comment

Badfella: Movie mobster admits to extortion rap

Crime: An actor who starred in both “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas” took his tough guy persona too far — and now he’s facing more than three years in jail. Comment

We can all see glory together

Editorial: Are things today different than in the 1960s? Comment

As King said, love is the answer

Editorial: You are young, gifted and black. Comment

Respect yourself is King’s message

Editorial: Allow me to step into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s shoes to examine the notion of freedom, equality and justice for all — the essence of his 1963 dream. Can we say that the dream has been realized? Absolutely not! The 1963 dream remains relevant today. Let’s see why! Comment

IS 228 rings in the Chinese New Year

Bay News: Students at David A. Boody Junior High School rang in the Chinese New Year with a showbill worthy of an extravaganza. Comment

¿Fiesta fantástico? Head to Flatbush for Mexican victuals

Forget the generic versions of peppers and tortilla you’ll find in your local C-Town; for Brooklyn cooks, Flatbush is the gateway to Mexico. Comment

It’ll be 10 gallons of fun at the Texas State Fair at the Bell House

Brooklyn is a borough of transplants — so it’s about time that all those wired, muddled masses who yearned to be free from Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma and all the other lame places have a place to share their tiny homesickness. Comment

Wheel good news! Unicyclist beats the rap in sidewalk-riding caper

Mean Streets: Call him “Free Wheel-y!” Comments (11)

Martin Luther King Jr’s 2011 dream

We asked Councilwoman Letitia James for the best essays from her black history month contest — and here they are!
Shopping: Forget the generic versions of peppers and tortilla you’ll find in your local C-Town; for Brooklyn cooks, Flatbush is the gateway to Mexico. Comment
Books: Uh, yeah, we do. And so do plenty of literary types. Comments (8)
Mean Streets: The Hollywood starlet lenses a scene in Brooklyn Heights — and you are there. Comments (1)
Greenpoint: Two young political rivals are working separately to move the MTA from a waterfront lot in Greenpoint that has been slated to become a park since 2005. Comments (5)

Think you know sex? The Victorians were even better at it

Books: Lust, pornography, homosexuality and even sex position manuals were all popular in the old days. Comments (1)

‘Tiny’ crowd! Vaudeville show at Sycamore is canceled!

Nightlife: We just got a call from the folks who run this show, telling us that it is canceled for lack of performers. Comments (1)
Music: Now the five-year-old series is at Pete’s Candy Store. Comment
Art: This exhibit puts the art in artifacts. Comment
Melting Pot: The complex flavors and textures of Malaysian cuisine are relatively unknown, even in Brooklyn’s expansive culinary universe. Comment

Report: Boardwalk businesses saved!

Coney Island: Seven of the eight evicted Coney Island businesses may return to the Boardwalk for one more summer — but Shoot the Freak could be shut out of the deal. Comments (4)
Boerum Hill: A teen wolf pack that may be the same thugs who have terrorized Boerum Hill with violence and mayhem is wanted for the beating of a 49-year-old man who was on his way to the Long Island Rail Road terminal. Comments (17)
Greenpoint: Just when you thought it was going all right — 300 people marched in the streets to honor treacly singer Phil Collins. Comments (6)

Humboldt horror house! Man turns Midwestern gal into ‘sex slave’

Williamsburg: A Williamsburg man lured a 27-year-old Wisconsin woman to New York through an online ad and repeatedly raped her during a nine-day imprisonment as his “sex slave,” cops said. Comments (17)
Bridge ‘Park’: Federal parks officials say they did nothing wrong when they allowed the state to redraw the map of the Brooklyn waterfront to allow a historic building in a park to be redeveloped into a theater. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: Irish-American Brooklynites held their annual remembrance of the 1972 massacre known around the world as Bloody Sunday — but this one will be the last such march because the British government has finally owned up to the slaughter. Comments (4)

Building the perfect coffee snob

Dining: You don’t have to spend a lot of money at a coffeehouse, but you do need to spend a lot of money if you’re going to be a connoisseur. Comments (3)

Schools out? City and developer want to build on the same Kensington plot

Kensington: They didn’t do their homework. Comments (2)

Bum love! Three Dodger docs to screen at Historical Society

Cinema: They skipped town over 50 years ago, but the Brooklyn Dodgers live on — at least in a new film series. Comments (1)

Just when you thought it was going all right — a Phil Collins parade!

Greenpoint: You can feel it coming in the air — tonight in Greenpoint. Comments (32)
Mean Streets: The politically connected group that opposes the controversial Prospect Park West bike lane is poised to sue the city — at the risk of a marital rift between cycling advocate Sen. Charles Schumer and his lane-hating wife. Comments (36)
Meadows of Shame: Meet Prospect Park’s celebrity couple du jour — two geese with tags on their legs and targets on their heads. Comments (45)

It’s a Gimme! Coffee joint to expand

Dining: Gimme Coffee is ready to give us more! Comments (5)

Dead cat in Prospect Park! Warning: Explicit photo of said cat

Meadows of Shame: Curiosity didn’t kill this cat — but did the Butcher of Prospect Park? Comments (7)

What happened to the ‘Gay Boy’? A grocer scrubs his controversial sandwiches

Bushwick: So much for ordering a Gay Boy with extra cheese. Comments (1)

Better than Viagra! Sale of Pfizer plant gives rise to job hopes

Bushwick: For Brooklyn’s unemployed factory workers — this pill is easy to swallow. Comments (1)

What is the secret to happiness?

Fearless Living: Our parenting columnist thinks she knows (a little wine, a little action, a little letting the house get dirty...). You get the idea. Comments (5)

Label them finalists! Six wine bottle artists make the cut

Art: Brooklyn Oenology is about to let you pick the Next Great Wine Label Artist. Comments (1)

Get a load of Scott Brindl’s sausage

Shopping: The man behind Brooklyn Cured shares a few secrets. Comments (2)

Teens slam senior with ice balls

Fort Greene: A wild pack of teens belted an old lady with snowballs. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (3)

Bike lanes — the third rail of New York City politics

Mean Streets: A hastily scrubbed meeting over a new set of cycle paths in Park Slope prompts denials from supporters and gloating from bike opponents that they are starting to have an impact. Comments (22)
Greenpoint: Residents of a Greenpoint block will get to keep their fences and front stoops after city officials backed off a controversial sidewalk-widening project. Comments (2)
Mean Streets: Park Slope commuters are furious that the two bus lines serving Seventh Avenue continue to bunch up — rendering useless the staggered schedule that is supposed to be enhancing local service. Comments (4)

Winging it! Life Cafe wins boro-wide chicken contest

Dining: The wing is dead, long live the wing! Comment

Hold the shovels! Ratner backtracks on residential construction schedule

Construction Update: Developers of the Atlantic Yards project were caught red-faced last week when one of the development company’s officials said that construction of the project’s first residential building would begin this year — but then had to admit that no financing has been lined up. Comments (7)

Night moves! Dreamer wants to open an Asian-style market in Greenpoint

Shopping: Call it Singapore on the East River. Comments (1)

Snow mercy! Cold hearted teens attack mailman with iceballs

A group of teens allegedly went postal on a Flatlands mailman — firing snow and iceballs at him before beating him up. Comment

‘Knucklehead’ sues to halt drink specials for the ladies

Nightclub owners in Brooklyn have a message for an antifeminist Manhattan lawyer who claims that “ladies’ night” discounts discriminate against men: You’re out of your mind, sir. Comment

Safer streets at the beach

Bay News: The city says it will prohibit cars from parking in areas closest to intersections along Oriental Boulevard so that drivers can see better and will also place a speed bump on Oxford Street between Shore and Oriental boulevards this spring in a bow to residents who have been complaining about unsafe conditions along the roadway for years. Comment

From Golden Gate to the Golden Rule

Bay News: The building that used to house Sheepshead Bay’s famous afternoon delight motel is swapping bed sheets for loose-leaf, as a Turkish-owned private school will be ringing the morning bell there next fall. Comment

Newborn found dead in Coney Island

Bay News: Tragic death Comment

Big heist by high-schooler

68th Precinct Comment

State money is saving grace for historic Brooklyn schoolhouse

A historic but dilapidated schoolhouse in the heart of Brooklyn that has been falling into disrepair for years because of neglect by the city’s Department of Education could have a new lease on life thanks to an infusion of state money. Comment

Dog nappers hit Midwood home

Kings Courier: Puppy predators Comment

Five people wounded

Brooklyn Paper: 77th Precinct Comment

Marty’s ‘pole’ numbers are dropping

Keep her off the pole! Comment

Two law firms are crime victims

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Flatlands building handyman stabbed to death

Mill–Marine Courier: Building super killed Comment

Mugged for $2

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

Sister act: Nun makes up rape story to hide sexual tryst

Flatbush: Rapist recant Comment

Left burned...and arrested

Canarsie: Arsonist bust Comment

Our senators need a lesson in consistency

Perspective: Sen. Charles Schumer asked for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to release 30 million to 40 million barrels of oil to help Americans pay for the skyrocketing costs of heating oil and gas. He said, “I think it’s clear to anyone who drives or owns a home that prices are going through the roof. And Americans are being sopped with a triple whammy this winter: a soft economy, rising unemployment and now higher gasoline prices.” Comment

Maturing Loughlin gets best of St. Francis Prep

High School Sports: A season of growing pains turned into three important minutes of growth for Bishop Loughlin. Comment

Smith, Midwood buzz past Columbus, eye borough playoffs

High School Sports: Maybe it was the forthcoming challenge Tuesday against Brooklyn AA powerhouse Thomas Jefferson or just one of those off days all teams go through, but Midwood wasn’t at its best Saturday afternoon. Comment

Cancer awareness more than a game for Bishop Ford, CK

High School Sports: Mary Gillespie wasn’t sure what the future held or if she would have one at all. Comment

Faulty towers

Bay News: This is the church, this is the … well, this is the church. Comment

Fort swings open the gate to community events

Locked down since 9-11, Fort Hamilton Army base’s new leadership has made good on its promise to open it back up to the public — and some say it has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Comment

Naz, Paschall see momentum against CK slip away

High School Sports: Apache Paschall isn’t a believer there is such a thing as a good loss, especially one that gives a rival confidence. Comment

Bensonhurst rapist sought

The perverted predator responsible for three Brooklyn rapes may have cut his teeth on the streets of Bensonhurst, police said. Comment

Young mother shot in Coney Island deli

Bay News: A gunman opened fire inside a Coney Island deli on Feb. 7, winging an innocent young woman with two children — a resident with a direct connection to the Coney Island Coalition Against Violence. Comment

New group would ‘take back borough’

Leaders of civic organizations from across Brooklyn say they want to take back the borough from bureaucrats and developers — and they’re going to start a new group to do it. Comment

National Signing Day roundup: Six from Poly Prep earn college scholarships

High School Sports: DYLAN BUTLER Comment

My annual Super Bowl Ad round-up

Perspective: Black and yellow, black and yellow, NOT! With Green Bay trouncing the Steelers with a two-touchdown lead as Super Bowl 45 came to a close. Ahh, another year … another bunch of commercials. Comment

It’ll be 10 gallons of fun at the Texas State Fair at the Bell House

Event: Calling all Lone Star staters! The Bell House has a rip-roaring party for you. Comment

Duke, Benny and Cole come to life at Brooklyn Center

Music: Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman are being brought back to life for one night only next week. Comments (1)
Art: Catch some of the neighborhood’s most exciting emerging artists when Bushwick’s elusive art spaces open simultaneously for Bushwick Beat Nite on Feb. 18. Comment

Life support! Cuomo releases funds for Long Island College Hospital merger

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital is off the critical list. Comments (3)

The Brooklyn Paper enshrined in history!

Podcast: No one covers Brooklyn like The Brooklyn Paper — so when the city announced that it was planting a time capsule in Greenpoint, our print edition was naturally included. And as you can see in this exclusive video, we really have an honored place in history (the operative word being “place,” not “history”). Comments (1)

City ‘looking at’ River Cafe in sales tax scheme

DUMBO: City auditors are investigating the River Café this week after officials claimed that the staff at the restaurant’s sister eatery in Manhattan was misreporting revenues to avoid the tax man. Comments (3)

Medic! Long Island College Hospital again facing death

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital is a terminal patient — again — after Gov. Cuomo announced more healthcare cuts, including millions in grants that were slated to save the Cobble Hill hospital. Comments (15)
Art: The clay pots go back to Central America, but other items stay here. Comments (2)

Dem bums! Los Angeles Dodgers exploit Brooklyn roots — again!

Borough offers brickbats for latest La la land plan to take advantage of Brooklyn greatness. Comments (11)
Park Slope: Park Slopers will no longer have to cross Fourth Avenue to get to the F-train station that bears the name of the scary boulevard. Comments (6)

How should the city lay off teachers?

How should the city lay off teachers?

Perspective: With the economy still in trouble, lawmakers are considering laying off thousands of teachers. But which instructors should get the pink slip — the most-recent hirees or the worst-performing teachers? We asked two players to weigh in. Click below for their op-ed pieces.

Wild weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, Feb. 12 at 12:01 am to Monday, Feb. 14 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment
Music: A big gig for Akron/Family at the Knitting Factory next Thursday. Comments (1)

Oh, ship! Vessel found at the bottom of the Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Gowanus Canal is filthy — filthy with a rare archeological trove, that is. Comments (7)

Another big national burger chain bites the borough

Dining: And this Smashburger owner won’t waste his time with Manhattan. Comments (9)

City blows off Dyker civic seeking snowpocalyse answers

Dyker Heights: Dyker Heights residents got another snow job at the hands of city officials. Comments (1)

Look, times are tough

Perspective: We do not relish raising fees, but the city finds itself in a severe fiscal crisis and all agencies are required to reduce spending and increase revenues. Comments (3)

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