‘Hot sheet’ hangup

Canarsie: Residents fear that a new hotel coming to Canarsie will rent by the hour. Comment

Yes, that’s a cake that looks like a cheeseburger

Carroll Gardens: Barbeque-lovin’ vegetarians don’t have to pass on this cheeseburger. Comment

Belt buckle attack in Brighton Beach

Coney Island: A whipping on Brighton Beach Avenue leads this week’s 60th Precinct police blotter. Comment

Why my parties are better than yours

Big Screecher: In this week’s Screech, Carmine fills your brain with the stuff you’d rather put in your stomach! Comment

Atheist billboard protected by First Amendment

Letters: Our readers spout off about the Constitution, cats, and Rush Limbaugh! Comment

How do you throw a successful party? Make sure there is great food!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher gives you the lowdown on the scrumptious food that was available during the cocktail hour at his Community Council’s annual gala Comment

A bridge from G’point to Manhattan? A wind turbine at Newtown Creek?

Greenpoint: How should Greenpoint spend $19.5 million in money slated for environmental projects? Comment

Violence-scarred karaoke bar keeps liquor license

Bay Ridge: The state gave Crown KTV a second chance — but the stay of execution cost the business $37,000. Comments (1)

Kings Plaza holds ‘EggStravaganza’

Mill Basin: It was Easter fun for the whole family at Kings Plaza on March 24, when kids received gift certificates, prizes, and even a visit from the big bunny himself. Comment

Financial raid!

Clinton Hill: Cops arrested a Pratt Institute financial adviser on Monday after investigators accused her of stealing more than $270,000 from the college’s coffers since 2006. Comments (4)
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Happy April Fools Day from the MTA!

Weekend Watch: We have only one explanation for the G train not running, the C line being derailed, and the Coney Island-bound F ending its run at Jay Street-MetroTech this weekend: the MTA is playing a cruel, cruel April Fools joke on commuters. Your move, Brooklyn. Comment

Fans of quirky writing: This expo is for you!

Williamsburg: It’s Zion for zine readers. Comment

Man becomes ‘bird’ at Floyd Bennett Field

A Britisher’s View: The place where Wiley Hardeman Post became the first man to fly solo around the globe is set to launch another record on April 1 — with the world’s first human-powered flight. Comment

Geeks rule at this Bushwick bar

Bar Scrawl: At this superheroic watering hole, comics are king. Comments (1)
Kensington: Brooklyn straphangers got free rides on Wednesday morning courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority — or so they thought. Comments (4)
It’s the one event that brings together all of Williamsburg’s guitar aficionados — those who actually play guitar and those who just carry them around because they look cool. Comment

So that’s why law offices are lined with old legal books

Bushwick: It’s the spirits of the law, not the letter of the law. Comment

Plaza pushback in Midwood!

Midwood: Supporters of the city’s plan for Elm Avenue say plaza critics are nothing but sticks in the mud. Comment

This station is G-ross! Peeling ceiling is latest problem for G train riders

Downtown: G train riders already feel like the rug is getting pulled out from under them — now they feel like the ceiling is coming down on top of them as well. Comments (8)

Hip, Hip Hooray!

Standing O: Students and teachers give Brooklyn a boost. Comment

Casa Calamari rises from the ashes

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s Casa Calamari opened it’s doors again last Thursday, five months after the restaurant’s future seemed to have gone up in smoke. In fact, thanks to owner Leo Lykourezos’s renovations, more doors are open at the popular foccacceria, seafood, and pizza spot than ever before. Comment

It’s gossip time!

It’s gossip time!

Dining: Williamsburg goes fish, Gowanus gets a rub down, and a Park Slope sub shop hits the streets in this week’s balmy bite of springtime gossip. Comments (1)

Jennifer Egan wants to tell you about her favorite new book

Fort Greene: Brooklyn literary phenom Jennifer Egan is using some of her star power to illuminate a lesser-known book world talent. Comments (2)

What should I tell my kids to do with their lives!

Fearless Living: This week our columinst talks herself through whether or not she should tell her boys to pursue their dreams, or get a haircut and get a real job. Comment

Crooks fool senior and rob home

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

Parcel pinchers! Mail sorters indicted for allegedly lightening their loads

Gavel to Gavel: The arrest leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment

Vietnam vets get their due

Harbor Watch: Vietnam vets finally receive recognition for their service to the country during the third annual Vietnam Veterans’ Day at Ft. Hamilton Army Base on March 23. Comment
Williamsburg: The developer behind a plan to build apartments at the former Domino Sugar factory spent at least $100,000 courting Williamsburg community groups that later supported controversial plans to allow residential construction at the industrial site, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (23)
Bay Ridge: A high-speed police chase ends in a horrific car accident on Colonial Road. Comments (9)

Aviators close to hanging up sticks

Mill Basin: Wanna buy a hockey team? Comment

City lets go of 85-year-old park volunteer — for following the rules!

Ditmas Park: Leroy Harris says new Ditmas Park parents had him booted from his volunteer job because they didn’t want him enforcing a rule he’s followed for nearly twenty years, but parents are overjoyed at Harris’s dismissal, claiming the surly octogenarian often shouted at them and their children. Comment

Sun to help operate Coney Island ride

The Wonder Wheel is going solar! Comments (1)

Police nab suspect in deadly L train brawl

Williamsburg: Story updated to add clarity to the lede. Comments (5)

Cops hunt for two Greenpoint rapists

Greenpoint: North Brooklyn cops are hunting for two men responsible for rapes in Greenpoint last weekend — the first two reported in the neighborhood this year. Comments (5)

In case you missed it: City says new entrance to Coney will shine

Link: The city wants to spend $11 million to create a new entrance to the People’s Playground on West 11th Street. Our pals at the New York Post has the story. Comment

Golden acquitted without putting on a case

Bay Ridge: State Sen. Marty Golden’s nephew and four others were facing more than three years apiece for their role in the Kettle Black bar brawl. But the defense only put up one witness before resting their case. Comment

Aviators close to hanging up sticks

Link: Brooklyn’s Boys of Winter may go the way of the Dodgers, sources close to the team said. Read more…

At any rate? How about the rate I agreed to?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes issue with her communications provider. Comment

Knife-toting villain robs woman

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Park Slope: The Park Slope Food Co-op’s wildly controversial campaign to adopt a storewide ban on Israeli-made food products died at an initial vote on Tuesday. Comments (8)

NYPD: Help us solve cabbie robbery

Bensonhurst: Police have identified a man they say will shed some light on a cabbie robbery on 21st Avenue. Comment

Proposed bike law would force cops to investigate all serious crashes

Mean Streets: A Williamsburg lawmaker is pushing a bill that would force police to investigate all serious car-on-bike crashes — not just ones in which cyclists lose their lives. Comments (39)

Last bump: Coney Auto Skooter may shut down by summer’s end

This may be your last summer to bump your a-- off in Coney Island. Comments (5)

Bay Ridge St. Pat’s Day Parade had Irish eyes smilin’

BoroBeat: That other St. Patrick’s Day Parade had revelers putting their best foot forward in Bay Ridge. See our slideshow for photos of all the fun. Comment



Flatbush: Auto-body shops are turning a Ditmas Park’s Coney Island Avenue into a gridlocked nightmare, outraged residents say. Comment

Picture perfect: Artists explore ‘Brooklyn Utopias’

Park Slope: Some Brooklynites believe that our borough is perfect just as it is — but these artists know better. Comments (3)

Brooklyn now has a hip hop hotel

Greenwood Heights: Hotel, motel, Holiday Innnnnnnn? Comments (5)

This play is all in the family

Park Slope: Steve Solomon is returning home to Brooklyn, and he’s bringing his beloved bubbe, his stuttering cousin Bob, and his therapist cousin Sal with him. Comment

Annual awards laud notable Brooklynites

BoroBeat: The Bensonhurst West End Community Council honored a stellar group at its annual fete. See our slideshow for all the honorees. Comment

Coffee the Train Man arrested

Ditmas Park: Cops hauled away the Cortelyou Road Q train fixture on Thursday morning, leaving commuters who rely on his countdown clock clueless. Comments (6)

Big new building headed to W’burg

Changing Brooklyn: One of Williamsburg’s largest vacant lots will become … wait for it … a luxury apartment building. Comments (5)

State: Last call for notorious Ridge karaoke club

Bay Ridge: The State Liquor Authority may revoke the violence-plagued Crown KTV’s liquor licence this week, an agency spokesman says. Comments (6)

In case you missed it: Golden’s nephew acquitted

Link: A jury didn’t find Daniel Golden, Republican state Sen. Marty Golden’s nephew, guilty of participating in a bloody brawl at the Kettle Black bar in Bay Ridge that left a cop and a firefighter seriously injured. Our pals at the New York Post have the story. Read more…

Greenwood playground gets million-dollar facelift

Greenwood Heights: The city will spend $1.3 million to turn a rundown South Park Slope playground into a shiny and modern kiddie destination. Comments (4)

Graft in Chicago? Who would of thunk it? Oh, everybody

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist does some research, and learns how its done the Chicago Way. Comment

It’s a parking holiday!

Greenwood Heights: Drivers in South Park Slope, Greenwood Heights, Windsor Terrance and Sunset Park are in for a treat. Comments (19)

Storobin leads Fidler after recount

Sheepshead Bay: Republican rookie David Storobin is clinging to a 143-vote lead over Councilman Lew Fidler (D–Marine Park) in the hard-fought race to replace disgraced former state Sen. Carl Kruger, according to the results of a recount on Wednesday. Comment

Mary had a little lamb — until Bay Ridge vandals decapitated it

Bay Ridge: A band of blasphemers desecrated religious statues on the monastery grounds of Visitation Academy in Bay Ridge, even going so far as to behead the likeness of a helpless lamb. Comments (21)

Food cart gets benched: Street seats block street meats in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A controversial Bay Ridge food cart is fighting for its life — and its location — after someone installed a pair of metal benches in its usual spot on Fifth Avenue near 86th Street on Thursday. Comments (59)

Cyclist and pedestrian collide in another Prospect Park crash

Mean Streets: A bicyclist struck a young woman on Prospect Park’s accident-plagued roadway, where the city plans to remove a lane of car traffic to bring order to the street. Comments (77)
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Don’t go off the rails on these crazy trains!

Weekend Watch: Things are pretty screwed up on the rails this weekend. Thank heavens it’s bicycle weather! Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The builder behind the planned Domino Sugar development says it doesn’t want to sell the former Williamsburg factory — it’s just trying to find more investors and avoid foreclosure. Comments (5)

U.S. Secret Service agents raid Bay Ridge apartment

Bay Ridge: President Obama’s bodyguards say the Ridge Boulevard man they arrested last week was making fake credit cards, but the man’s rattled neighbors think he was doing something much worse. Comments (7)

Goons pull gun on woman and take her cash

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

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