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Art: If Mother Earth got a record deal, her hit single would sound like this. Comment

Cajun crustaceans!

Ditmas Park: If you have a hankering for mudbugs, don’t fret — Sycamore’s throwing a Louisiana-style crawfish boil. Comment

It’s social feedia

Dining: Brooklyn foodies enjoyed a Facebook-inspired dining experiment in a Bushwick gallery. Comments (1)

Bat attack on E. 103rd Street

Canarsie: The assault leads this week’s blotter from the 69th Precinct. Comment

Totally tubular! Author surfs worldwide web in breakthrough book

Books: The Internet isn’t just the nebulous space of infinite possibility it’s made out to be, writes journalist Andrew Blum — it’s tubes. Comment

Tale of Kentucky’s ‘King of Pot’ hits Greenpoint

Books: The true story of a cartel of Kentucky-fried marijuana growers snagged in the nation’s largest weed bust comes to Brooklyn. Comment

Flute attack!

This isn’t your Daddy’s flute music! Flutronix merges hip-hop, classical and electronic music for a futuristic sound. Comment

Special delivery! Carmine screeches about ordering stuff off his Zenith!

Sunday Screech: Why is it, Carmine screeches, that since he retired from the Post Office, nothing gets delivered to him? Comments (4)

Here’s why Carmine is worried about the economy

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher sounds off on the delivery service’s inability to bring him a package. Comment

Rolling in the deep! Williamsburg welcomes Brewskeeball tournament

Williamsburg: The country’s best skeeball rollers will compete this weekend for the right to earn bragging rights over perhaps the most obscure sport in Williamsburg. Comments (8)
Theater: A classic Greek tale of a beauty pageant among the divine gets the burlesque treatment on Bond Street, in Austin McCormick’s “Judge Me Paris,” through May 27. Comment

Summer roundup, Day 6: Are you ready for some baseball?

The Cyclones are back, baby! They’re back! Comment
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…

Truck route bout: Big rigs may change lanes in Greenwood Heights

Greenwood Heights: The city says it will fix a much-loathed Greenwood Heights truck route by moving big rigs to other streets — but some residents say the plan is a trucking nightmare. Comments (26)
When you’re sweating it out this summer, make sure you hit these spots for some iced caffeine. Comments (9)

Kennedy suicide reminds us of the silent killer

A Britisher’s View: This week, our columnist discusses suicide — and how to prevent it. Comment

Remembering heroes and victims of 9-11

BoroBeat: Middle schoolers at William McKinley spent months creating a 150-foot tribute to the World Trade Center attacks so they would never forget that fateful day. Comment

Teens float idea for massive Newtown Creek parkland

Greenpoint: Newtown Creek would go from Superfund to super fun if a group of high schoolers have their way. Comments (5)

Cops: Woman attacked man for cellphone

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Mean Streets: Some Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights residents are concerned that bike share docks could sacrifice on-street parking, but cyclists say bike docks are just another form of parking. Comments (82)

Art that caused bomb scare was supposed to bring peace to Bedford Avenue

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint artist who sparked a bomb scare on Bedford Avenue by hanging illuminated trash bags says his art project was supposed to make the neighborhood more peaceful. Comments (4)

Feds fine contractor behind deadly Brighton Beach building collapse

Brighton Beach: One worker died and four others were injured during the November collapse — which federal authorities now say was a Midwood-based construction company’s fault. Comment
Digital editions: An influential force in the Downtown (Brooklyn) scene, this collective has used mixed media to create an eyecatching assemblage of unique, highly contemporary art, week in, week out for decades. Its work is a postmodern tableau of the world it inhabits — showing all parts of life in Brooklyn, from politics and development to crime and the arts — in vivid color (and also, sometimes in black and white). Even the harshest critics admit it always keeps hustin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Cops: South Slope grope isn’t connected to last year’s attacks

Park Slope: Cops say a creep sexually assaulted a woman on Sixteenth Street on May 23 in an incident that closely recalls the attacks committed last year by the so-called “South Slope Groper.” Comments (2)

GoogaBoondoggle: Ticket-holders get refunds after Prospect Park’s festival flop

Meadows of Shame: The Great GoogaMooga didn’t live up to its name — at least for hundreds of “VIP” ticket holders who will get refunds after a not-so-great experience. Comments (8)

Summer roundup, Day 4: Drink up — responsibly!

There will be a lot of drinking this summer, but that doesn’t have to mean you have to get loaded! Check out these five non-alcoholic summer treats. Comment

‘Sexiest vegetarian’ is more than a piece of meat

Williamsburg: He’s a beefcake — and he won’t even eat one! Williamsburg actor and waiter Zachary Koval is the “Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door” according to People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, earning the accolades of plant eaters worldwide. And he bares it all in this exclusive interview with The Brooklyn Paper. Comments (1)
Foodie-in-Chief: Gowanus and Greenpoint get baked, Red Hook goes terminal, and Bay Ridge is done with the club scene but all about charcuterie in this week’s Blue Plate special of gossip! Comments (1)
BoroBeat: Officials from the NYPD, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security showed off their gear to Muslim students for the second year in a row. Comment

It’s ‘Time’ to talk about intimacy

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom says the boobs at Time magazine opened up a can of worms with their cover featuring a mom breast-feeding a toddler, but the issue is intamacy — not when to get your kid off the teat. Comments (1)

Meet Brooklyn’s new awwww-ters

Park Slope: Prospect Park Zoo is showing off its crop of new babies — and they’re otter-ly irresistible! Comment

Man gets 41 years for posing as dead mom

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

Man robbed by fake cops

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

A rail solution for Nets games

A rail solution for Nets games

Atlantic Yards: Nets fans will get twice as much railway service and about half as many parking spots at the soon-to-open Barclays Center under a plan to box-out street-clogging drivers from neighborhoods near the arena. Comments (37)

Artist Takeshi Miyakawa released from custody

Greenpoint: A judge ordered a Greenpoint artist held without bail and sent him to Rikers Island for a psychiatric evaluation for allegedly hanging a plastic bag from a tree — a harsh decision that has baffled artists, residents, and even police sources. Comments (5)

Bieber to play Barclays!

Music: You better Beliebe it! Comments (7)
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Stop or go traffic? Clinton Hill corner has a stop sign — and a traffic light

Clinton Hill: A bizarre Clinton Hill intersection has given rise to a new automotive phenomena: stop or go traffic. Comments (4)

Red, white, and boo!

Red, white, and boo!

Kensington: Someone defaced a Kensington flag mural painted by patriot-in-chief Scott LoBaido — and the artist wants the vandal to be charged with committing a bias crime! Comments (7)
A city decision to repair an outer-borough boardwalk with wood has opponents of the Coney Island Boardwalk’s upcoming concrete makeover accusing the Parks Department of turning back on its word. Comments (2)

Owner: No ‘hotel no tell’ for Farragut Rd.

Flatlands: Councilman Jumaane Williams flat out lied when he claimed a new building slated for Foster Avenue was going to be a hot-sheet hotel, said the Long Island developer overseeing the project, who claims that he has no intention of renting rooms by the hour. Comment

Summer roundup, Day 3: Your guide to summer concerts

It’ll be hard to miss the sound of music in Brooklyn this summer — but among all the concerts in the borough, these six outdoor shows are worth going out of your way for. Comments (1)

Vikings invade Bay Ridge

BoroBeat: The neighborhood celebrated its Scandinavian roots with the annual Viking Fest and Norwegian Independence Day Parade. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Sheepshead Bay celebrates Memorial Day early

BoroBeat: The annual parade brought out more than 450 residents who paid tribute to the service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. For all the red, white, and blue festivities, see our slideshow. Comment

Cops: Teen nabbed for blowgun barrage

Bensonhurst: Police arrested a 15-year-old teen who they say targeted pedestrians from the roof of an 86th Street apartment — with a blowgun — on May 20. Comment

‘House’ finale leaves Joanna high and dry

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna reviews the final episode of House. Comment

Cops: Tire popper hit E. 27th Street

Sheepshead Bay: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge: A vandal carved swastikas into six cars parked on 74th Street in Bay Ridge early Sunday morning, leaving residents on the leafy block on edge — even though they do not believe they’re victims of a hate crime. Comment

Green candidate truly walked the walk — he didn’t use gas for a year!

Clinton Hill: Author and environmental blogger Colin Beavan will run for Congress this year on the Green Party ticket. Comments (6)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: A fancy Williamsburg canine salon sets itself apart from the pack by dimming the lights and putting on classical music as part of its grooming package. Comments (10)
In this installment of our countdown to summer, we cover the three F’s — and it’s not what you think! Comments (2)
Brooklyn Heights: No sleep till … Brooklyn Heights music lovers rename a park to honor recently deceased Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. Comments (5)

Record number of visitors flock to BayFest

BoroBeat: Visitors flocked to Emmons Avenue to see bands, party with neighbors and friends, and enjoy Sunday’s perfect weather. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comment
Music: Brooklyn-born superstar Barbra Streisand will play a second homecoming concert at the Barclays Center this fall. Comments (2)
Mill Basin: Brooklynites flocked to Floyd Bennett Field for good weather, cotton candy, and carnival rides at the Kings County Fair. Comment

PS 52 students jump around for a good cause

BoroBeat: Youngsters at the Sheepshead Bay school put their jump rope skills to the test to raise money for the American Heart Association. Check out the fun they had in our slideshow. Comment

DA Hynes wants you to fight bullying — on video!

District Attorney Charles Hynes doesn’t like bullies, and he wants to honor kids who fight bullying on all fronts. Comment

Fresh legs! Young teams upend veterans at McCarren Field

Greenpoint: Forget the rookie of the year — it’s the year of the rookies. Comments (5)

Cops: Vandals trash woman’s apartment

Coney Island: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge: A shuttered Bay Ridge Karaoke club with a history of violence will re-open as a new sing-along spot — with the blessing of Community Board 10’s Police and Public Safety Committee. Comments (1)

Doggone shame! Doo-doo gooders forced to maintain city dog run

Dyker Heights: Pooch-lovers who routinely visit the Dyker Beach Dog Run say the city isn’t maintaining the leash-free lot, leaving the task of emptying overflowing, poop-filled trash bins to a bunch of neighborhood doo doo-gooders. Comments (2)

Senior attacked over double parking!

Kensington: Police arrested a man they say attacked an 86-year-old Kensington shop owner on Thursday — during a spat over double parking, the hospitalized victim claims. Comment
Nightlife: It could be a nightclub, a day-care, or an organic restaurant — but no matter what a Manhattan nightlife impresario opens in his Williamsburg building, he won’t be serving booze anytime soon, state officials say. Comments (6)

Beverly Road Sears named a Brooklyn landmark

Ditmas Park: The golden era of department stores may be over — but a symbol of its heyday is being preserved on Beverly Road. Comment

You want gripes? Stan’s got gripes.

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist discusses the little things that drive him nuts. Comment
The ocean-side escape seemed fixed in time for decades — but now it’s in the middle of a major renaissance. Comments (14)

Rack-y road! Parking spot becomes bike slots in Slope

Mean Streets: Replacing a parking spot with bike racks is a different kind of fair trade for the owners of a famous Park Slope coffeehouse. Comments (37)

Neighbors say Park Slope school serves free lunch to rodents

Wild Brooklyn: Workers at a Park Slope school have turned the surrounding block into a midnight buffet for hungry rodents — and fat-bellied rats are always back for seconds, neighbors say. Comments (4)
Canarsie: Mother’s Day was more than a week ago, but Canarsians are still honoring the ladies that brought them into this world. Comment
BoroBeat: Borough President Markowitz lauded the renovations of the “green jewel” of Southern Brooklyn at a reception celebrating the city’s largest public golf course on May 15. Comment

Cops nab suspect in Wythe Avenue slaying

Williamsburg: Cops arrested a 19-year-old who allegedly shot and killed Williamsburg man inside his Wythe Avenue apartment three months ago. Comment

NYPD: Top Taco shooting may have been gang related

Flatlands: The May 15 shooting outside of a Flatbush Avenue taco restaurant that left an 18-year-old dead could have been gang related, police say. Comment
Brighton Beach: A Brighton Beach cat hoarder about to be evicted from her apartment for having too many kitties is hunting for a new home with a pet-friendly policy. Comment

Looter steals eyeglasses out of car

Carroll Gardens: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comments (3)

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