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CB15: We want a dry Galaxy

Sheepshead Bay: A community panel rejected a controversial nightclub owner’s request to sell just beer and wine at his new restaurant, Galaxy, a smack in the face that has left the restaurateur seeing stars. Comment

Perlstein: CB12 should be more involved with the community

Bensonhurst: There were questions about Yidel Perlstein’s eligibility when he was elected into office last month, but board members say the new chairman is going to do a crackerjack job. Comment

Obama’s policies on gas and energy will change if he wants to get re-elected.

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, out columnist speculates exactly what Presdient Obama will do to get re-elected. Comment

Eating and writing

Breaking Chews: The Food Book Fair combines lettuce and letters — two subjects the borough’s food-crazed book lovers can certainly relate to. Comment

Aspirin bottles give Carmine a headache!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine has a thing or two to say to the makers of aspirin. Comment

Don’t take pot shots at our commander in chief

Letters: Our letter writers come to President Obama’s defense. Comment

Carmine’s had it with bottles of aspirin

Big Screecher: This week ol’ Carmine faces the biggest challenge of his life — the child-proof safety cap on his aspirin bottle. Comment
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…

High bye! Sheepshead Bay and Dewey to close

Sheepshead Bay: A city panel ordered both neighborhood schools to shut down at the end of June. Comment

Kruger gets seven years for bribery

Link: A federal judge sentneced disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger to seven years in prison, claiming the pol’s scheme to accept close to $1 million in bribes was a “dagger into the heart of good government.” Read more…

Coffee freed: Subway sentry released from jail

Ditmas Park: Ditmas Park’s Coffee the Train Man was released from the Brooklyn House of Detention this week, but straphangers may not hear his booming voice at the Cortelyou Road station for some time. Comment

Senior mowed down — and an ambulance is to blame, police say

Sheepshead Bay: A 75-year-old woman was crossing E. 15th Street on Wednesday morning when the emergency vehicle rammed into her, horrified witnesses said. Comment

Ciao Bensonhurst! Italian exchange students land on 21st Avenue

Bensonhurst: Italians in Bensonhurst — whoever heard of such a thing? Comment

New restaurant shows off Hudson Valley cuisine

Dining: A Williamsburg eatery is taking its influences from upstate, not overseas. Comment
Bay Ridge: Ridge leaders chew the fat over a halal food cart that was displaced by a pair of mystery benches. Comments (2)

Violent pill-poppers give us the blues

A Britisher’s View: Americans are among the most medicated people in the world — and the results continue to be deadly for society! Comment

The Tea Lounge isn’t just for tots

Bar Scrawl: Our bartoonist discovers that Park Slope’s coffee mainstay is good for more than just java. Comment
Theater: Big things have small beginnings, especially for these child playwrights. Comment

MT-hey! Lots of service changes slated for this weekend

Weekend Watch: Dreamers, drifters, assorted makers and doers of Brooklyn, we humbly advise you to stay off the trains this weekend. Comment

Sewage games! Manhattan leads Bay Ridge, Coney Island in wastewater contest

Bay Ridge: Five teams of city sewage workers battled each other to repair equipment, test pollution levels in water, and fix leaky pipes during an annual contest at the Owl’s Head wastewater plant. Comment

Carlo calls it quits: Scissura drops out of Borough President race

Downtown: Borough President Markowitz’s top aide will suspend his campaign to succeed his boss and will instead become president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Comment

Field house of frustration

Marine Park: If you thought work has slowed on the new Marine Park Community Center, you’d be wrong — it’s stopped completely, city Parks Department officials confirmed this week. Comment
Midwood: Workers at the Midwood Post Office fear that they’re being exposed to asbestos as rehab work at the 62-year-old building continues. Comment

Slippery when lit: Solar panels will grease the rails on Culver Viaduct

Gowanus: The MTA’s newest bright idea calls for harnessing the sun to make riding on the F and G trains a bit smoother for straphangers. Comments (2)
Digital editions: Deep in the wilds of Gotham’s web media, scientists believe they have uncovered a totally unique news publication that has been thriving in plain sight. Experts surmise that The Brooklyn Paper (kingdom newmalia, phyllum broadsheetia, class awesome) has evolved over the years so it can survive online and in print — unique traits that have allowed it to grow unhindered. You don’t even need a microscope to examine it! And the most amazing thing about this new scientific discovery? It just keeps hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Students pitch in at Bensonhurst cleanup

Bensonhurst: Bensonhurst teens banded together last weekend to spruce up the neighborhoods. Comment

Police: Help us find purse snatcher

Canarsie: A robbery suspect punched out a woman during an E. 95th Street purse snatching, and the police need your help in finding him. Comment

Burlesque beauties battle in risque wrestling match

Nightlife: What do a bunch of girly burlesque dancers have in common with “Macho Man” Randy Savage? Four words — Spinning-headlock-elbow-drop. Comment

Who knew you could learn so much from a fortune cookie

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom learns that big messages come in small packages. Comment
Williamsburg: They’re so young they probably wouldn’t get past the bouncer if they weren’t headlining. Comment

Robbed on train

Bay Ridge: A knife point robbery on the rails leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment

Lofts lost! Artists evicted from live-work space in W’burg

Williamsburg: A law designed to protect loft-dwellers from eviction won’t save the residents of a Williamsburg building because they signed away their rights before the legislation came into effect, a judge ruled Tuesday. Comments (1)

Sheepshead Bay shuns Joe Paterno!

Sheepshead Bay: Community Board 15 blindsided a push to pay tribute to the scandal-scarred gridiron great by renaming E. 23rd Street in his honor. Comment

Conservative voters will elect Downtown’s next Congressman, insiders say

Fort Greene: The fate of Downtown neighborhoods from Brooklyn Heights to Clinton Hill may be decided by voters in southern Brooklyn, which tends to lean more to the right than much of the borough. Comment
Gravesend: But don’t worry, folks. Courier Life’s 92-year-old columnist says he’s already penning his next piece of thought-provoking copy. Comment

Southern Brooklyn center of Jeffries—Barron brawl

Bergen Beach: The newest piece of real estate in the wide-ranging Central Brooklyn congressional district may be the most important piece of real estate in the upcoming primary, political insiders say. Comment

CB10: 93 Lounge must go

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge community leaders want the state to pull 93 Lounge’s liquor license, but the owner of the neighborhood nightspot says he’s done nothing wrong. Comment
Park Slope: A proposed nightclub called Kemistry Lounge features some bad elements, according to a civic group representing Brownstone Brooklyn. Comments (1)
Bensonhurst: Lets get ready to ruuummmbllle! Comment

Like, can we stop with ‘like,’ pulease!

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist is, like, really, like, upset about this. Like, really. Comment

Salt Marsh Nature Center celebrates Mother Earth — in the rain

Marine Park: It was pouring outside, so the dance to honor Mother Nature was held inside. Comment

Murder is her business: Art shows stuffed animal crime scenes

Art: One of Jeanette May’s photos shows a severed head sitting on a kitchen floor amid scattered utensils, one eye peering up blankly — as stuffed animals tend to do. Comments (1)

It’s food gossip time!

Foodie-in-Chief: The latest and greatest in Brooklyn restaurant news. Comment

Cops: Bloodthirsty gunman taught pupil how to shoot

Sheepshead Bay: A bizarre shooting on Avenue W leads this week’s 61st Precinct police blotter. Comment
Greenpoint: The Lorimer Street eatery Lokal became the first casualty in the War on Brunch when city inspectors slapped it with a court summons for serving outdoor diners on Sunday morning Comments (1)

Beershakes! Slope burger joint mixes beer and ice cream

Park Slope: A Brooklyn restaurateur is serving up a drink made of beer and ice cream — and that’s a serious scoop! Comment
Sheepshead Bay: The Army Corps of Engineers want to dump tons of sand on Plumb Beach before building the jetties needed to keep the sand in place — a move some say will doom the project before it starts. Comment

Pol art: Warhol-esque posters paper Greenpoint with Vito Lopez’s face

Greenpoint: State Assemblyman Vito Lopez isn’t just the face of Brooklyn’s Democratic party — his face is becoming a Brooklyn street art icon. Comment

Stan once again cleans his pockets — and his mind

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist takes on the Department of Homeland Security, Egypt, and perverts. Comment

Their eyes are watching her

Theater: A play about famous writer Zora Neale Hurston is a true character study — and not just of the writer herself. Comment
Bloomy in the ’Hood: NYU will transform a decrepit eyesore at 370 Jay St. into a cutting-edge science facility that will revitalize the neighborhood and cement Downtown as the nation’s next big college town, borough officials say. Comments (1)

‘Steal this art’ painting stolen from Williamsburg gallery

Williamsburg: Artist Adam Simon hoped to elicit a big response from Williamsburg gallery-hoppers with a painting reading “Steal this art” — but he didn’t want his message to be taken quite so literally. Comment

Motorists to Beep: Keep your hands off our lanes

Bay Ridge: Borough President Markowitz wants to breathe new life into Fourth Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to the Verrazano Bridge, but motorists say the Beep shouldn’t remove any car lanes from the busy thoroughfare. Comment

Ridge motorists to city: Keep your hands off 4th Ave. driving lanes

Mean Streets: Borough President Markowitz wants to breathe new life into Fourth Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to the Verrazano Bridge, but motorists say the Beep shouldn’t remove any car lanes from the busy thoroughfare. Comments (4)
Flatbush: Nazareth High School was expected to close at the end of June, but Diocese officials say the embattled institution is going to remain open — and it has Martha Stewart Living to thank for its survival. Comment

Urban farmer lets you buy eggs — straight from the source

Crown Heights: Why didn’t the chicken cross Dean Street? Because she was poppin’ out eggs at this Crown Heights hen farm! Comment

Putnam Triangle foes fight to save hated plaza

Clinton Hill: Critics who once opposed a Clinton Hill pedestrian mall have become the mini-park’s largest supporters — blasting a city plan to hack away a corner of the open space to make room for buses. Comments (1)

Pfizer sells off last properties in Brooklyn

Williamsburg: The pharmaceutical company founded in Brooklyn before the Civil War has sold off its last remaining parcels in Williamsburg. Comment

Feminist fete at Brooklyn Museum

Art: Feminist icons, artists, and scores of revelers partied at Brooklyn Museum’s annual Brooklyn Artist Ball on Wednesday. Comment
The Greatest Story Ever: Name-dropping customers who want hook-ups at Italian restaurants have a suspiciously and hilariously loose definition of “famiglia,” Brooklyn restaurateurs say. Comment
Brooklyn Is Angry: Police arrested 37 Occupy Wall Street-affiliated protesters who stormed the Kings County Supreme Court on Thursday in an attempt to disrupt foreclosure auctions. Comment

NYPD: Help us find bank robber

Flatlands: Police say a note-passing robbery suspect raided a Flatlands HSBC bank on April 5. Investigators are hoping that residents can identify him. Comment

Occupy protestors head to the post office

Bay Ridge: Occupy Wall Street members joined forces with other anti-government groups to rally in Bay Ridge on Tax Day. Comment
Bar Scrawl: This Fort Greene bar combines two things Brooklynites love: bicycles and drinking. Comment

Police: Teen shot at other kid

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

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