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Harbor Watch: Borough native Maj. Geoffrey Cole’s military service has taken him thousands of miles away from home, but he still has a place in his heart for Brooklyn. Comment

Police: Customer punched restaurant employee

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine meets handsome Rep. Michael Grimm, and ponders what could have been had he laid off the meatball sandwiches. Comments (2)

Floyd Bennett Field’s rich history

Sunday Read: In this week’s Sunday Read, we harken back to a time when planes made Brooklyn their home. Comment

‘Kudos’ to Abruzzo for slammin’ crooked Carl!

Letters: Our readers say Carl Kruger was a “nothing” pol, who was aptly delivered a black bulls-eye by our columnist. Comment
Big Screecher: This week, our columnist wonders what could have been had he just stayed in shape! Comment

Bookworms and barflies come together for boozy lit crawl

Awesome: Put on your beer glasses, and join the exodus into the most literary borough of them all. Comment
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…
Flatbush: These Flatbush artists have found the secret to living at home — while providing for their family, too! Comment

Coney gets brawny with strongman show

Muscle-bound stars with names like “Stainless Steel” and “Wonder” will bend your mind with their muscles. Comments (1)

This guy has a pencil to sell you

Books: Do what you love — even if its just sharpening pencils. Comments (3)

Youth chorus turns 20

Music: Consistent for 20 years, these young singers have shared the stage with the stars and are performing in their home town this spring with relish. Comment

Is Brooklyn fed up with food vendors?

Op-Ed: The simmering feud between food vendors and brick-and-mortar businesses in Bay Ridge boiled over last week when a group of merchants banded together to displace the Middle Eastern Halal Cart, a popular gyro seller, while disseminating anti-vendor literature. The defiant cart continues to sell lamb over rice on Fifth Avenue, but merchants say this food fight is far from over. We asked two major players on this issue to give us their thoughts: Comment

China’s crimes continue — unchecked

A Britisher’s View: Last week’s trade talks between China and the U.S. ignored China’s gross human rights record for the sake of big business, says our columnist. Comment

A taste of Asia in Brooklyn

BoroBeat: McKinley Park turned into a showcase of the best Brooklyn’s growing Asian-American community has to offer during last week’s annual Asian-Pacific Heritage Festival. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comment

Will this weekend be train-tastic? Only Mother Nature knows

Weekend Watch: Both the weather — and the MTA — should be with us this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed. Comment

Will this weekend be train-tastic? Only Mother Nature knows

Weekend Watch: Both the weather — and the MTA — should be with us this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed. Comment

Sad clowns, mad scientists

Theater: There are scientists, there are mad scientists, and then there are mad-clown scientists. Comment

Williamsburg dive bar is a little naughty

Bar Scrawl: Our bartoonist visits a pub that keeps condoms, lubricants, and adult diapers behind the bar. Comments (1)

Midwood plaza plan popped!

Midwood: The city’s dreams of turning Elm Avenue into a pedestrian plaza will have to be shelved now that its main community sponsor is backing out of the deal, those close to the negotiations say. Comment

Pipeline pains on Shore Road

Pipeline pains on Shore Road

Bay Ridge: Shore Road Park-goers fear that a new city pipeline project will destroy their beloved greenspace. Comments (1)

Kruger’s praying for a kosher cell

Sheepshead Bay: Disgraced pol Carl Kruger wants to serve his seven-year sentence for corruption in Otisville, NY — for religious reasons. Comment
BoroBeat: State Sen. Marty Golden and his team of GOPers went head to head with Councilman Vincent Gentile’s daring Democrats during an annual Bay Ridge slug-fest: the Bay Ridge Community Council’s tug-of-war competition. Comments (2)

Here’s to Nikki-Jo and the power of good!

Standing O: Put your hands together for the Borough’s bestest and brightest. Comment

Mom down! What’s a family to do?

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom throws out her back! Will dad and the kids survive? Comments (1)
Greenpoint: It’s slightly slower times at Automotive High. Comments (6)
BoroBeat: More than 100 residents, beachgoers, and elected officials braved the rain on Sunday to paint trash cans as part of the annual art fest, “Boardwalk Barrels of Fun.” Comment
BoroBeat: Itty Bitty Adventures preschool celebrated its grand opening on Saturday with face-painting, games for tots, and — best of all — Elmo! Comment

Female assailants attack woman on Avenue O

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

Women at play: Troupe performs classic Greek theater without men

Williamsburg: An all-female acting troupe is challenging theatrical norms with its rendition of the classic Greek “Antigone.” Comment
Greenpoint: A North Brooklyn legislator’s new brunch bill would make it legal for restaurants to serve food outdoors on Sundays before noon. Comments (16)

No love for Midwood’s ‘lovers lane’

Midwood: Love is in the air, but residents of Olean Street say they don’t want to watch Cupid in action outside their homes any longer. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Political insiders say Councilman Lew Fidler will lose ground in the never-ending March 20 special election now that a judge has ordered the Board of Elections to count all of the remaining 119 ballots — votes that are expected to be cast for Fidler’s opponent, David Storobin. Comment

Booted! Marine Park Civic removes member over clash about field house delays

Marine Park: Activist John Manzola was so frustrated over the Marine Park Field House’s ongoing delays that he screamed at Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffries and Councilman Lew Fidler (D–Marine Park) during a recent meeting. Civic leaders removed him from the executive board for conduct unbecoming a member. Comment

Gentleman’s battle! Akselrod kicks off Assembly bid against Cymbrowitz

Sheepshead Bay: Ben Akselrod plans to unseat Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, but refuses to say anything negative about the 11-year incumbent. Let’s get ready to rumble! Comment
Bay Ridge: Councilman Vincent Gentile pulled the city’s Department of Small Business Services into the ongoing turf war between Fifth Avenue merchants and street vendors. Comments (12)
Awesome: Two ailing but historic Brooklyn buildings are ahead of the pack in a contest for millions of dollars of cash for renovations. Comment

St. Athanasius pitches in for ‘blood’ hound

Bensonhurst: Big-hearted parishioners raised money so a diabetic child could get a dog that can sniff out the boy’s blood sugar levels, and call for paramedics if the tyke goes into diabetic shock! Click here to read this amazing story. Comment

Boro’s ramen men unite

Dining: The greatest minds of Brooklyn’s Japanese culinary scene are getting together to host a series of very special dining events. Comment

W’burgers battle burgers: Neighborhood embroiled in Cooper Park grill fight

Williamsburg: A group of Williamsburg park-goers are searing mad about controversial grills installed in Cooper Park on Sunday — and they’re burning up over the fact the city may put nine more cooking stations in the green space. Comments (43)

CB15 trounced! Neighborhood group beats board 20–9 in softball game

BoroBeat: The Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association trounced Community Board 15 in the groups’ annual charity softball game on May 6. For all the action, check out our slideshow. Comment
Dance: So they think they can dance — and they’re right! Comment

Three years for Kruger crony

Gavel to Gavel: David Rosen’s sentencing leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment

To err is human, to scream vulgarities is wrong

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist has a problem with how a fellow commuter chose to exercise his freedom of speech. Comment

New real estate firm has nothing to do with Barclays Center — except name

Atlantic Yards: He’s not Bruce Ratner, but this Prospect Heights real estate player is selling the Barclays Center. Comment
With three beloved restaurants from Park Slope, Prospect Heights and DUMBO setting up shop in Coney Island, dining at the People’s Playground.will mean more than hot dogs this summer. Comments (22)
Bay Ridge: The 145-year-old cavalcade of war heroes could fade into oblivion if it can’t get more recruits, worried organizers said. Comments (3)
Midwood: The upscale Wolf and Lamb steakhouse is expanding its brand, bringing the high-end kosher cuisine revolution to Avenue M. Comment

Bike tour re-opens old wounds

BoroBeat: The Five Boro Bike Tour shut down streets and highways citywide on Sunday — again sparking a heated debate between pro-bike and pro-car Bay Ridgites. Comment

New shuffleboard bar will let Brooklynites party like their grandparents

Nightlife: Now you can have all of the fun of retirement without giving up your job. Comments (3)

Laughs in the laboratory

BoroBeat: Parents and students of PS 255 spent Thursday night conducting basic experiments at an event that proved science is fun. Check out the good times in our slideshow. Comment

It’s food gossip time!

Foodie-in-Chief: Chew on this week’s most mouth-watering food news — including talk of a take-out Habana Outpost expansion. Comments (1)
BoroBeat: Brooklyn Theater Arts High School’s newly renovated auditorium provided students with better lighting and acoustics for their rockin’ production of “Footloose.” Comment
Greenpoint: Got milk? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ for North Brooklyn kickballers after rookie phenoms Milk Believe stunned perennial titans the John Cougar Mellencamps in a 6–5 opening day victory. Comment

Cops search for trio behind Radio Shack heists

Police have questions — and Radio Shack wants answers. Comment

Cut to Commercial! G’point park stalls as city’s deal with MTA unravels

Meadows of Shame: A plan to build a park on Commercial Street has derailed thanks to a city agency’s bickering with the MTA over its turf. Comments (1)

Bad parkers get passive aggressive notes on Prospect Park West

Mean Streets: A diehard parking vigilante is trying to rid Park Slope of spot-hogging drivers — one homemade “citation” at a time. Comments (43)

Seeing red! Manhattan Beachers want city to ignore rules and put in traffic light

Manhattan Beach: The city put a flashing yellow light at Ocean Avenue to calm traffic, but Manhattan Beach residents want more. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: The Parks Department will transform an empty lot at the foot of Brigham Street into a lush park with sweeping waterfront views, but won’t fix a dilapidated city-owned pier next to it that local fishermen fear will crumble into the sea. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A court ruling will allow the cash-strapped developers behind the ailing Domino Sugar project to renegotiate with a lender — quashing a lawsuit by project co-owner Isaac Katan. Comments (2)
Foodie-in-Chief: An el Bulli-schooled chef is bringing bite-sized concotions to the spacious My Moon. Comments (4)
Gowanus: Brooklynites living in lofts have a better shot at fighting landlords who want to boot them from buildings, thanks to a ground-breaking court decision over a displaced group of Gowanus artists. Comments (11)

Stan gives advice on how not to become a ‘boomeranger’

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist lists jobs that high school students should consider — if they want a job when they graduate college in four years. Comment

‘Bedford Ranter’ threatened to rape middle schoolers, cops say

Williamsburg: Police arrested a man known as the “Bedford Ranter” and accused the Williamsburg fixture of threatening to rape fifth and sixth graders outside a middle school. Comments (13)
Link: Police say a 23-year-old Brooklyn College student was killed when a speeding BMW lost control near Avenue X and weaved into oncoming traffic, hitting the man’s mini-van. The Daily News has the story. Read more…

Barbra is coming to Brooklyn!

Barbra is coming to Brooklyn!

Streisand planning show at arena, ticket sellers say. Comments (23)

Mayor Kadir Topbas Istanbul-ish about Brooklyn

Sheepshead Bay: The mayor of Istanbul was the guest of honor at the Turkish Cultural Center’s Friendship Dinner on April 24. Comment
Greenpoint: The man leading the charge against Greenpoint and Williamsburg brunch joints is trying to bolster his ranks by convincing North Brooklyn residents to enlist in the fight. Comments (74)

Cops: Knife-wielding teen slashes furniture

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

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