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Escape artist braves Coney Aquarium plunge

Coney Island: Go for the penguins and walruses. Stay for the daring underwater escape act. Comment

Speed Racers! Cub Scouts hit the Pinewood Derby

BoroBeat: More than 160 kids flocked to Kings Plaza to create and race their favorite roadsters. Comment

Carmine’s savings are all for nought!

Sunday Screech: This week, our columnist says it would of been better to spend all his pennies on gumballs — back when you could by one for a cent! Comments (1)

I can’t buy anything for a buck!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher reaches deep into his deep pockets and pulls out another instant classic! Comment

Modern dance icon sets up shop at Roulette

Dance: A Brooklyn-born dance legend is returning home for her first hometown performance of original work in nearly 20 years — and she’s not just choreographing and directing it, she’s dancing in it. Comment

‘Park’ it in Crown Heights

Bar Scrawl: A beer bar — with burgers up front! Comment

Big flavor in a ‘petit’ package

Dining: This Bay Ridge restaurant is home-grown, literally! Comments (3)

Presto Chango in DUMBO!

Presto Chango in DUMBO!

Theater: A wacky magic show called “The Elephant Room” is headed to St. Ann’s Warehouse. Comment

Safe streets or lame lanes?

Perspective: Prospect Park’s new roadway redesign would give the same amount of space to cars, cyclists and pedestrians. Transportation advocates say it will make the street safer for everyone, but some park advocates argue the proposal will actually make the roadway more chaotic and dangerous. We asked two major players on the issue to give us their thoughts. Comment

Erykah’s BAD-u pass to Malaysia

A Britisher’s View: The Fort Greene singer’s “Allah” tat prompted Muslim-majority government to cancel her concert — a move the cowardly crooner did not take a stand against, says our columnist. Comment

Thugs threaten straphanger

Bensonhurst: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment

It’ll be a so-so weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: The trains are running, but not on the right lines. It’ll be like singing “Take the A Train” while riding the F. By the way, what’s your favorite transit-inspired song? Comment

Brooklyn-born jihadist sentenced to 27 years

Gavel to Gavel: A would-be terrorist’s pleas for leniency lead this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment

Fidler on the rebound!

Fidler on the rebound!

Sheepshead Bay: Councilman Lew Fidler is out of the hospital, and claims that his two weeks away from his constituents hasn’t affected his chances of winning state Sen. Carl Kruger’s seat. Comment

Cops: Nostrand Ave. predators stole office documents

Marine Park: The duo who sexually assaulted a 60-year-old woman on Tuesday may have been identity thieves, police say. Comment
Red Hook: The Port Authority says it is fighting to keep shipping alive in Red Hook — reversing engines on a plan to relocate the port and make room for hotels and other development on the waterfront. Comment
Standing O: Standing O, Brooklyn’s biggest booster, is back! Comment
Williamsburg: Bushwick Councilman Erik Dilan announced his candidacy for the House on Thursday, perhaps giving 10-term incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez the toughest challenge of her political career. Comments (24)

Red ‘Haring’!

Art: Keith Haring, the people’s artist of New York, is coming home with an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment

PS 255 students skip TV for Family Math Night!

BoroBeat: The annual event drew quite the crowd as kids and parents saw just how fun math can be. Comment

LongBow Pub celebrates St. David’s Day with leeks and daffodils

BoroBeat: New York’s only Welsh pub did the patron saint of Wales proud with a celebration of all things “Cymru” (that’s Welsh for “Welsh”). Comment
Link: The Long Island University Blackbirds made it to the Big Dance with a win over Robert Morris. Read more…

Cheese wiz makes cakes for grown-ups

Clinton Hill: This master cheesecake maker puts booze in the batter — and it tastes great! Comments (3)

Dad to daughter: Don’t listen to me!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist realizes that the things he tells his daughters can, inadvertently, take on some burdensome meaning. Comment

Judge: Rep. Bob Turner’s days are numbered

Sheepshead Bay: A U.S. magistrate judge responsible for drawing up congressional redistricting lines wants to boot the freshman lawmaker out of Brooklyn. Comment

Thugs attack senior during robbery at Nostrand Avenue business

Marine Park: Two men injure an elderly Orthodox businesswoman as they raid her office Tuesday morning. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: The Councilman’s extended hospital stay has some wondering if his campaign to replace disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger is in jeopardy. Comment

City: Synagogue’s noisy air conditioning unit is illegal

Manhattan Beach: The Department of Buildings says that Congregation Shaare Torah put in its loud air conditioning unit without the proper permits, but all the city can do about it is mediate the ongoing dispute between the house of worship and two Holocaust survivors who have been complaining about the industrial-sized AC for years. Comment

Gerritsen Beach school protests teacher data reports

BoroBeat: Educators, students, and parents say the subpar ratings given to PS 277 teachers are wrong. Comment

Keep your misogyny to yourself, Rush Limbaugh

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist stands up for her gender, and takes a few swings at the radio talk show host she loves to hate. Comment

City to North Brooklyn: Filthy streets means lots of alternate-side parking

Williamsburg: Greenpoint and Williamsburg are so trash-strewn that the city says it cannot cut the number of days it sweeps the streets, Comments (24)

Brute punches out man on Avenue L

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment

Art goes to the Dog

Art goes to the Dog

Art: Three Brooklyn artists are capturing more than 365 moments in time using artists in astronaut suits, a gargantuan sculpture based on the messiah, and Victorian beauties topped with intestines at the Bergen Stret gallery The Invisible Dog. Comment

New Sunset Park eatery boasts Italian dining, nearly naked women

Dining: Jaguar 3 is Sunset Park’s latest not-so-family restaurant. Comments (9)

New Utrecht High School breathes fun into ‘Year of the Dragon’

BoroBeat: Singing, dancing, and merriment accompanied the Chinese New Year revel at the Bensonhurst school. Comment

Off to the races

Off to the races

Greenpoint: McCarren Park will hold its first ever track meet on March 10, thanks to the streetsmart road warriors from the North Brooklyn Runners club. Comments (1)

Back burners: Gas turned on at W’burg housing project

Williamsburg: State Sen. Dan Squadron enjoys a hearty dinner of kale and macaroni and cheese at Indepence Tower now that the gas is back after a two-week absence. Comments (2)

Beat goes on! Bushwick gallery crawl returns

Art: Skip Manhattan’s Armory festival and hit Bushwick’s nascent gallery circuit instead on March 10. Comment

Godsmacked! Atheist billboard blocked in Hasidic Williamsburg

Williamsburg: This time atheists found themselves answering to a higher power — a picky landlord. Comments (78)

Burger boom sizzles near arena

Hamburger joints are moving into the area around the arena, with business owners saying game on to game time. Comments (10)

Checkmate! Murrow chess masters crowned New York champs

Midwood: They don’t call them “The Kings of New York” for nothing. Comment
Brooklyn Is Angry: Impassioned Manhattan-free subway riders are jumping on board a movement to save the beloved G train, demanding the MTA keep “The Brooklyn Local” alive by maintaining service at five stations in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington. Comments (12)

Going, going, gone! Gals get their guys at ‘bachelor auction’

BoroBeat: Big-hearted ladies cough up cash for Mr. Right Now during a special benefit for the Francesco Loccisano Foundation for Children with Cancer. Comment

FBI snubbed in Rubin murder investigation

Ditmas Park: The small Pennsylvania police force charged with finding Josh Rubin’s killer is handling the case largely on its own, even though the FBI has offered to help. Comments (3)

Fourth Avenue watering hole serves Santorum

Boerum Hill: Pacific Standard is pouring a delightfully sinful cocktail named after presidential contender Rick Santorum — and the Google search result that torments him. Comments (10)

No Pleasure: Community panel rejects controversial Ave. U night spot

Sheepshead Bay: Community Board 15 threw out a club owner’s request for a liquor license — for the third time! Comment

Dancing denounced: Panel rejects Club Amnesia’s cabaret license

Bay Ridge: Community Board 10 says the controversial Fourth Avenue party spot can’t have a dance floor, but the club owner has vowed to fight for his right to party. Comment

South Slopers learn if their homes deserve to be preserved

Park Slope: Are they in or are they out? The city is calling Park Slopers living outside the present historic district to let them know if their building can earn membership in a new historic district. Comments (14)
BoroBeat: Anopoli Ice Cream Parlor and Family Restaurant opened when William McKinley was in the White House. Comment

Dancing denounced: Panel votes against Club Amnesia’s cabaret license

Link: Club Amnesia can forget about dancing the night away, a Bay Ridge panel ruled last week. Read more…
Brooklyn Heights: Truman Capote has another best seller. Comments (3)

Prospect Park joggers could get their own ‘lane’

Runners would get their own “lane” beside Prospect Park’s busy — and hard-on-the-knees — roadway under a new plan the city is considering. Comments (56)

Cops: Yorkie thieves nabbed, but pinched puppy remains at large

Marine Park: Police arrested two teens for the Feb. 16 theft at Puppy Paradise, but no one seems to know where the missing dog is. Comment
Bay Ridge: Eddie Goris is the latest member of the team prosecutors say transported guns, cigarettes and stolen goods across state lines to admit his guilt. Comment
Downtown: Robotic fish aren’t just singing wall mounts — they can also be aquatic rescuers capable of saving untold underwater creatures from environmental disasters, a team of Brooklyn scientists claims. Comments (4)

Stan reads the fine print for you

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist does what he does best: break it down so you don’t have to. Comment

Atlantic Terminal security sarcophagi removal pushed back

Fort Greene: The massive granite barricades ringing the Long Island Rail Road’s Atlantic Terminal will be ripped out later this year — not starting last month like the MTA originally said. Comments (6)

Judge delays auction of Broken Angel

Clinton Hill: Clinton Hill’s most recognizable building won’t be on the auction block anytime soon, owner Arthur Wood told The Brooklyn Paper during a tour of his neighborhood icon. Yes, we took lots of photos. Comments (1)
Mill Basin: Brooklyn’s boys of winter shot down the Outlaws on Saturday, then followed them back to thier hideout in New Jersey, where they beat the topped-ranked team again last night. Comment

Yeshiva students bring history to life

BoroBeat: Students of the Crown Heights Yeshiva wowed the crowd when they brought historical figures to life during their production of “A Time Line Through History” at the Marine Park school on Feb. 28 and 29. Comment
Link: Our pals at have the story on a disgraced Bay Ridge police officer who pleaded guilty to smuggling more than $1 million in guns and stolen goods across state lines — federal charges that could leave him in jail for the next 10 years. Read more…

It’s a dog’s life for Sheepshead Bay’s captive canines!

Letters: In this week’s letters page, our loyal readers chime in on a few of our stories, as well as our op-ed page. Comment
Mill Basin: Brooklyn’s boys of winter win their last home game of the season — in style! Comment

‘Snub-nosed bandit’ behind another W’burg heist, FBI says

Williamsburg: Police and federal agents are searching for a gun-toting North Brooklyn bank robber dubbed the “snub-nosed bandit” thanks to his weapon of choice. Comments (1)

Find out who called the feds on Rep. Grimm

Link: A disgraced southern Brooklyn legislator says he called the FBI when he heard allegations that Grimm was strongarming a prominent rabbi for campaign donations in 2010, before the Bay Ridge congressman was elected to office. The Roll Call newspaper has the scoop. Read more…
Greenpoint: The developers behind a planned 210-unit apartment building on Greenpoint’s northernmost tip insist there’s a market for luxury rentals — even at the mouth of Newtown Creek. Comments (4)

Ahab’s revenge! Aviators defeat Whalers, 7–1

Mill Basin: Brooklyn’s boys of winter enter the last weekend of regulation play with a big win. Comment
Williamsburg: A city panel gave a controversial new charter school the go-ahead to open in Williamsburg, but parents and community leaders vowed to do whatever it takes to stop elementary school from coming to their neighborhood this fall. Comments (54)

Feline face off!

Feline face off!

Brighton Beach: A Brighton Beach cat hoarder has taken steps to put all but 10 of her 45 felines up for adoption, but she’s refusing to give up the rest — even as she faces eviction. Comment
Park Slope: The KISS Army has been working overtime in Brooklyn. First they defaced a religious statue in Williamsburg. Now they’re leaving drawings of their favorite band all over Midwood. Comments (3)
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No L train this weekend

Weekend Watch: Is it bagillion or bajillion? Either way, that’s about how many times the MTA has shut down the L train this year. Comments (3)

Photos show men using Josh Rubin’s credit cards after his murder

Ditmas Park: Authorities in Pennsylvania are looking for two men they say used the beloved Ditmas Park cafe owner’s credit cards just hours after he was murdered. Comments (6)
Meadows of Shame: A group of teens set a patch of Prospect Park’s precious bird habitat on fire on Tuesday, according to witnesses and parks officials. Comments (23)

Success suit: W’burg parents sue charter before key school vote

Williamsburg: Charter school officials opening a new school in Williamsburg violated state law by not conducting enough outreach in neighborhood and failing to secure the support of the community a new lawsuit alleges. Comments (40)
Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park will become home turf for prep schools and sports leagues now that the city caved to pleas for a regulation-sized soccer field. Comments (5)

Line dance! Dems and GOP release conflicting congressional redistricting maps

The Assembly and the state Senate have redrawn Brooklyn — and the maps are as different as night and day. Comment

Winning streak ends! A’s lose to Danbury, 5–2

Mill Basin: Brooklyn’s boys of winter lose to the Whalers — sinking their playoff chances in the process. Comment

Line dance! Dems and GOP release conflicting redistricting maps

Link: Albany released Brooklyn’s new congressional districts late yesterday, and the recommendations filed by the Democrat-controlled Assembly and the GOP-run state Senate are as different as night and day. Read more…

Gun-toting thug robs woman on W. Ninth Street

Carroll Gardens: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment

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