Call off Krupke! These kids are great!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine realizes that not all kids are juvenile delinquents. Comments (6)

Concrete Boardwalk a good thing for Coney

Letters: Our readers say a concrete Boardwalk isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Comment

Carmine says not all teens are juvenile delinquents

Big Screecher: This week, a big-hearted Bensonhurst kid gets the Screecher’s attention. Comment

Folkin’ around!

Downtown: The fourth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival showcases the county of Kings as a powerhouse for banjos and twang. Comments (2)
Link: The member of the beloved hip-hop trio responsible for hits including “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” and “Sabotage” passed away at age 47. Read more…
Fidler took an 87-vote lead in the ongoing race to replace disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger, but opponent David Storobin says the election is far from over. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Is Angry: Noisy construction work on the historic span is permitted between 11 pm until 6 am — way too late, according to sleep-deprived neighbors. Comments (8)

Carl-amity for crooked Kruger

A Britisher’s View: Carl Kruger can now add another title to his resume — convicted felon! Comment

There’s more to Jewish baseball than Sandy Koufax

Books: Brooklyn-born Jewish big leaguers who helped shape the national pastime — and inspired baseball fans across the borough — recall their playing days in “Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words,” a new oral history edited by Park Slope writer Peter Ephross. Comment


Weekend Watch: It’ll be smooth sailing on the rails this weekend. Comment

Knife-toting jerk slashes woman

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

This Windsor Terrace bar wins big

Bar Scrawl: Our bartoonist finds his go-to spot for drinks and grub on Prospect Park West. Comments (4)

Coffee the Train Man will not return to Cortelyou Road

Ditmas Park: There are a lot of cafes on Cortelyou Road, but you won’t find Coffee anywhere. Comments (17)

New dock for 69th Street Pier panned

Bay Ridge: The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance wants to put a dock at the tip of the 69th Street Pier, but Brooklyn’s salty seafarers say New York Bay will be a bad spot for the floating platform. Comment

Sidewalk standoff over! Halal cart returns to old spot

Bay Ridge: The occupation of Fifth Avenue has ended. Comments (45)

Williamsburger: My landlord demolished my apartment while I was out

Williamsburg: A landlord punished for strong-arming rent-stabilized tenants broke into a Bedford Avenue apartment under the auspice of home repairs and trashed the place in an attempt to force a tenant to move out, a Williamsburg resident told cops. Comments (40)
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Church Avenue party draws hundreds

BoroBeat: The neighborhood’s yearly fete lets kids and families take over the block between E. 10th Street and Argyle Road on April 29. Check out all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Brooklyn’s best gets Cop of the Month award

Standing O: Their motto is “To protect and serve,” and Police Officer Patrick Terlonge of the 63 Police Precinct certainly does. One of our borough’s finest was on patrol in an unmarked vehicle on April 4 when he spotted a robbery in process. The victim was on E. 56th Street near Ave. M when four miscreants attacked. She was koshed over the head by one, whilst another took her cellphone and the other two nefarious villains acted as lookouts. Three of the four were any match for PO Patrick, who leapt from his car, jumped into the fray and single-handedly apprehended three of the crooked crooks before running down the fourth after a brief chase. Comment

‘Rebel’ bingo is the ultimate numbers game

Nightlife: Don’t bring your grandma to this bingo party. Comments (3)

Trash mob!

BoroBeat: Do-gooder Kensington residents armed with brooms, rakes, and gloves cleaned up Church Avenue. Check out all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Is it OK if I treat my girls differently?

The Dad: This week, the Dad reflects on how his daughters vie for his attention. Comments (4)

There’s a new rabbi in town!

Standing O: Our ecummenical Standing O is back. Comment

Gun-toting crooks rob man on Bay 11th Street

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

Markowitz and diners are restaurant allies in War on Brunch

Greenpoint: It was all quiet on the Western omelet front on Sunday after North Brooklyn’s rebel restaurants retreated, hunkering down and calling in reinforcements including Borough President Markowitz in the ongoing War on Brunch. Comments (14)

Grimm clashes with new constituents

Bensonhurst: Rep. Michael Grimm’s new Bensonhurst constituents aren’t welcoming him with open arms. Comment

Study: Newtown Creek safe for kayaking, dangerous for swimming, iffy for seafood

Boating on Newtown Creek is safe, but be careful around the seafood and don’t take a dip, a new state study concluded. Comments (5)
Bay Ridge: The city is pulling the plug on a 35-year-old center that offered hot meals and activities to Bay Ridge’s oldest — and neighborhood seniors say they’re the ones paying the price. Comment

Fear of heights! Community panel fights six-story condo project

Mill Basin: For residents of Mill Island, six stories is three too many. Comment

Gerritsen Beach man gets new ride

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge Toyota gave a Gerritsen Beach man a new job and a new set of wheels — wheelchair wheels! Comment
Canarsie: The city is slamming a popular Canarsie health club with a number of violations. Comment

Attention deficit theater

Theater: You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll cry — but make it quick because each of these plays are ten minutes long. Comments (3)

Baseball’s back! Our Lady of Grace kicks off season

BoroBeat: Gravesend’s Our Lady of Grace Athletic Association’s Little League season kicked off with a bang, thanks to an Opening Day parade on April 28 that drew more than 500 players. Check out all the fun! Comment

Will Williamsburg’s new Wythe Hotel become the hipster Hilton?

Williamsburg: The Wythe Hotel opened for business on Tuesday, offering 72 rooms boasting original details, modern street art, a restaurant serving seasonal fare, posh bars, a theater for film screenings, and skyline views of Manhattan from the roof of the neighborhood’s newest luxury hotel. Comment

‘Grove’ isn’t over: Gowanus-side dance parties plan return this summer

Nightlife: A once-embattled dance party on the banks of the canal is back — and this time the civic group in charge of watchdogging boozy bashes is feeling the beat. Comment

Two and Half Men revisited

Not for Nuthin’: This week our columnist recounts her brief meeting with Charlie Sheen. Comment

Cops: Employee stole from workplace

Crime: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment

Play tackles Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement

Fort Greene: The Irondale Ensemble’s new show brings the borough’s abolitionist movement to life — with surprising results. Comments (4)

Growing unrest: Community gardeners slam Floyd Bennett Field pipeline plan

Mill Basin: A group of green-thumbed Marine Park residents fear a proposed gas pipeline that will be planted close to their crops. Comment
Greenpoint: Last year’s champs are out, opening the door for several new teams to stake their claim at the Chuck D championship trophy. Comments (2)

Antique toys find second life

Canarsie: Over a thousand antique toys are on display in this Canarsie collector’s website, and he’s taking requests. Comment

‘Magic Man’ ready for Barclays Center

Bensonhurst: Bensonhurst-born boxer Paulie Malignaggi snatched a title belt from Welterweight Champion Vyacheslav “Ukraine Master” Senchenko in Donetsk, but he will be defending the belt in Brooklyn. Comment

Dairy scary! Raccoons drink up at Windsor Terrace school, neighbors say

Wild Brooklyn: Careless custodians at a Windsor Terrace school have turned the surrounding block into a cafeteria for hungry raccoons — and rotten milk is always on the menu, according to angry neighbors. Comments (11)
Williamsburg: The operator of a ferry line that connects Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and DUMBO with Manhattan wants to accept MetroCards — a proposal that could streamline payment and lure more landlubbers to commute across the East River, transit advocates say. Comments (5)

Cheers! This man brews Brooklyn’s best homemade beer

Brooklyn Heights: The war of the worts has been won by a rare-book seller from Brooklyn Heights who brews his beer with oysters. Comment
A giant corporation will donate millions of dollars to revitalize several cherished Brooklyn landmarks — if enough history buffs vote for them, that is. Comments (1)

Kafka’s daddy issues take center stage

Theater: The master storyteller had a father — and you can learn all about his guilt, affection, and resentment for that man in this one-actor show. Comment

Cops: 93 Lounge a ‘problem location’

Bay Ridge: Cops agree with community members who say that the 93 Lounge shouldn’t get its liquor license renewed, but the State Liquor Authority says they have no evidence that the bar is up to no good. Comments (21)

Cops: Speeding driver found with two bags of pot

Crime: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

Weird science: College kids battle in Downtown robotics competition

Downtown: Brooklyn’s brightest mechanical minds inched the world one step closer to its inevitable robot takeover on Saturday when they put their high-tech, creations to the test at the first ever Robotics Tournament of Champions at City Tech’s Mechatronics Technology Center. Comment
Bay Ridge: Several Fifth Avenue businesses set up tables on spots used by food carts — drawing a line in the sidewalk. Comments (83)

Paulie Malignaggi victorious!

Link: Bensonhurst-born boxer Paulie Malignaggi pounded his way to victory yesterday, grabbing the welterweight title from Vyacheslav Senchenko in a match straight out of Rocky IV! Our pals at has the story. Read more…

Elm Avenue plaza plan postponed!

Midwood: The city has asked a community panel to hold off on its vote for the controversial plaza, claiming it needs more time to win over critics — but critics say they haven’t been contacted. Comment

City snips barber with petty fine — over his 100-year-old cash register!

Ditmas Park: Antiques can be costly — but not like this. Comments (7)

‘Queens Marine’ takes the reins at the 63rd Precinct

Marine Park: There’s a new sheriff in Marine Park — and he’s from Queens! Comment
Nightlife: Neighbors of a soon-to-open outdoor drinking destination are worried because they claim getting in touch with the beer garden’s owners is harder than getting the attention of a busy bartender during happy hour. Comments (74)

Good clean fun: Artist coats gallery in laundry detergent

Art: One artist transforms a Park Slope gallery into a laundromat while another converts a Prospect Heights art space into an indoor landfill with all the charm and ambience of Wall-E’s apartment. Comment

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