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The Mermaid Parade is turning 30

Event: This Coney Island parade is gaining in years, but isn’t losing its sense of humor. Comment

Kids give peace a chance

Canarsie: Kids know what war’s good for — absolutely nothin’. Comment

Coney Island Atlas immortalized on Brooklyn street corner

Sunday Read: In this week’s Sunday Read, we remember Joe “the Great” Rollino, a strongman whose heart was larger than his extra-large biceps. Comment

‘Unpatriotic’ PS 90 Principal Greta Hawkins shows her true colors

Letters: Our readers send out a big “red, white, and BOO” to the Coney Island principal who banned “God Bless the U.S.A.” and other national songs on her school’s graduation day because she didn’t want to offend anyone’s cultural sensibilities. Comment
Scientist Joy Reidenberg talks about what it’s like to dissect deep-sea beasts. Comments (6)

New cook book club feeds body and mind

Books: Join a conversation where the knives are as sharp as the wits at the Brooklyn Kitchen Book Club hosted by Brooklyn-based journalist Cara Cannella. Comment

Look, Carmine wants the damn B64 bus back!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine demands the MTA return a much-needed bus line. Comment

Meet your Brooklyn Cyclones hurlers

The Ride: And now, your Brooklyn Cyclones pitchers! Comment

Cyclones 2012 roster heavy on hurlers

Cyclones Confidential: You better bring an extinguisher to Coney Island this summer — the Brooklyn Cyclones plan to bring a few flamethrowers to MCU Park. Comment

It’s Father’s Day, so enjoy it

The Dad: This week, The Dad figures it all worked out for him and his fellow fathers. Comments (1)

Man up and give a good gift for Father’s Day

From the Mclaren pushers in Park Slope to the little league dads in Dyker Heights, to the hipsters papas in Williamsburg — all dad’s deserve something manly this father’s day. Comment
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…

Neighbors say Celebrate Brooklyn concerts are too loud

Brooklyn Is Angry: Bass-heavy beats from Prospect Park’s popular Celebrate Brooklyn concert series are shaking homes and rattling windows in Windsor Terrace, say angry neighbors who claim the free tunes aren’t music to their ears. Comments (37)

Golden rival pushing for more bike lanes in Bay Ridge

Mean Streets: State Senate candidate Andrew Gounardes wants to see more bicycles in Bay Ridge — setting the wheels in motion for a showdown with Republican state Sen. Marty Golden, who opposes bike travel on major thoroughfares. Comments (152)

Storobin: I’m ready to move on

Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay’s newly minted state senator is preparing to jump ship — after just ten days in office. Comment

Short on Short! Reporter Aaron Short meets his match

Checkin’ in with: In one of his last stories for The Brooklyn Paper, Aaron Short checks in with Aaron Short. Comments (8)

Does Excelsior excel? Our bartoonist finds out

Bar Scrawl: This week, Bill Roundy checks out the Fifth Avenue watering hole. Comments (1)

It’s food gossip time!

Foodie-in-Chief: Cobble Hill uses its noodle, Park Slope readies for pork, and Williamsburg’s on a roll (sushi and otherwise) in this weeks roundup of Brooklyn-centric, food-tastic gossip! Comment

Come on ride the train!

Weekend Watch: This could possibly be the greatest weekend ever on rails. Comment

PS 226’s country fair a rollickin’ good time

Bensonhurst: The Bensonhurst school experienced some country livin’ at the annual outdoor festival. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Man found stabbed to death on W. 15th Street

Crime: A bloody stabbing kicks off a quick run-down of crimes from the 60th, 61st, and 70th precincts. Comment

No love for Marine Park tennis courts

Marine Park: Tennis buffs are lobbing vitriol-fueled volleys at the city for failing to fix Marine Park’s ailing tennis courts, claiming that the play space is in varying states of disrepair and needs to be overhauled. Comment

A true-blue tribute to Flag Day

A Britisher’s View: Today is Flag Day. It’s a time to honor the Stars and Stripes, whose might and right should be hailed every day, our columnist says. Comment

Radiolab goes from audio to visual with show at BAM

Fort Greene: Everyone’s favorite pop-nerds are bringing their show to Brooklyn. Comment

Art thieves: Crime wave at Bogart Street galleries during Bushwick Open Studios

Bushwick: Artists opened their studios in Bushwick — and in walked the criminals. Comments (23)

Marine Park patriots celebrate Old Glory’s birthday

Marine Park: Hundreds of Marine Park residents celebrated the U.S. flag’s birthday with a concert on June 10. See our slideshow for all the patriotic fun. Comment

Cops: The hunt is on for Williamsburg’s subway muggers

Williamsburg: Cops are trying to track down two men who they believe attacked and robbed a 28-year-old woman at the Lorimer Street L subway station on May 6. Comments (2)
Digital editions: It’s time to reboot your community new processing unit and experience a new generation of hyper-local, hyper-fast, and hyper-awesome Brooklyn coverage. Our enhanced and improved operating system blows away the competition with amazing articles, fantastic photos, and an easy-to-use interface. Dude, you’re getting The Brooklyn Paper — and it’s guaranteed to keep hustin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Everything is so green!

Standing O: Standing O is back, telling you why Brooklyn is so awesome! Comment

Money, cash, shows: Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival needs your help raising funds

It’s mo’ money, mo’ problems for the organizers of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Comments (4)

Who loves Israel more than Sheepshead Bay?

Sheepshead Bay: Southern Brooklynites celebrated all things Israel at the annual celebration hosted by the Kings Bay Y. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Thieves steal man’s cash and phone

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

Antidepressants are over-prescribed, says Brooklyn author

Cobble Hill: Depression is often treated with pharmaceutical drugs, but author Katherine Sharpe says it doesn’t always have to be. Comments (2)
Greenpoint: A treaty to end the War on Brunch is on the table — but Sunday morning diners will need to wait until noon before they order mimosas. Comments (26)

City: Controversial cart is operating illegally

Bay Ridge: The gyro seller that has become the symbol of Bay Ridge’s brewing food-vendor battle is operating illegally, this paper has learned — and now brick-and-mortar businesses are demanding the controversial food cart be booted from Bay Ridge for good. Comments (33)

He knows how to fold ‘em — with video!

Sheepshead Bay: A Sheepshead Bay bodega owner has figured out a way to make all of his Lotto customers winners. Comment

What happened to Bobby’s trees?

Flatbush: Church Avenue greenery lovers claim an expanding neighborhood business had two locust trees yanked out of a public sidewalk in a clear-cut case of aboricide — then covered up any evidence of its deed with cement. Comment

Classic cars park at historic airstrip

Mill Basin: The annual Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn’s car show proved classic vehicles are still around. Comment

The What a Good Job You Did Generation gets a lesson in reality

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist applauds David McCullough for telling it like it is. Comment

Brett-Pierce gets 32 years for killing daughter

Gavel to Gavel: The sentencing leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment
Event: It took years of blood, sweat, and amateur singing, but Union Hall is finally letting their karaoke crew throw a concert venue’s most dreaded and drenched event — the wet party. Comment

This guy makes origami out of winning scratch-off tickets

Link: It’s a win-win situation for lotto players at this bodega. Read more…
Park Slope: An unbelievably positive and fiercely devoted Park Slope yoga student has overcome a serious physical disability to finish a jaw-dropping marathon of hot yoga — and he’s just getting warmed up. Comments (12)

Bensonhurst festival puts diversity on display

Bensonhurst: The annual Bensonhurst festival attracted a wide range of vendors and visitors for Sunday’s event. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Log in and dine out at this web-influenced food festival

Foodie-in-Chief: Turns out there are some tasty reasons to air your amateur opinions on Yelp — namely an exclusive food festival. Comments (1)

New Utrecht Avenue attack

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

Shake weights! W’burg lifters drop barbells, rattle homes, neighbors claim

Williamsburg: Neighbors of a Williamsburg gym say brawny weight lifters shake their building by dropping massive barbells on the ground during their workouts. Comments (34)

Warner Fusselle, voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones, dies at 68

The veteran broadcaster was preparing his 12th season with the Brooklyn minor-league team when he died, friends said. Comments (1)

Trapped in IKEA: Furniture store sells young Brooklynites hopes and dreams in new play

Theater: For freshly arrived Brooklynites, Red Hook’s IKEA doesn’t just sell cheap furniture — it’s a showcase of hopes and dreams. Comment

Cyclones take hipsters out to the ballgame with ‘Williamsburg Night’

Coney Island: The Brooklyn Cyclones are courting the borough’s hippest baseball fans by shattering an unwritten rule of hipster branding: never openly market to them. Comment
Dining: Farm to table? Try ocean to table. Comments (4)

Stand-up guy! Hannibal Buress brings his comedic storytelling to Red Hook

Event: Enter the mind of Hannibal Buress, where people kick pigeons, rap videos get sequels, and nobody asks him if Hannibal is his real name. Comment

Bay Ridge kicks up its heels

Bay Ridge: The Bay Ridge Community Council honored neighborhood leaders at its annual bash, and passed the torch from three-year president to incoming president. Check out our slideshow for all the fun. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The developer who made DUMBO desirable has reached a tentative agreement to buy Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar factory from its cash-strapped owners for $160 million. Comments (4)

Pedal push! Cyclists want more bike lanes in Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park: A group of Ditmas Park cyclists are clamoring for more bike routes on their side of Prospect Park — and they’re recruiting neighborhood businesses to help them increase the borough’s bike lane network. Comments (76)

Stan’s take on famous one-word answers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist reminds us of some famous one-liners. Comment

Look, Carmine wants the damn B64 bus back!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine demands the MTA return a much-needed bus line! Comments (5)
Two visually-impaired Israeli athletes with a lot to prove will be joining today’s 50 Mile Bike Run. Comment

To L and back! MTA adds new trains to North Brooklyn line

Williamsburg: Getting the L is about to get a bit easier thanks to an MTA plan to add more trains to the overcrowded North Brooklyn line. Comment

‘Dean’ of boro journalism Dennis Holt dead at 77

Boerum Hill: Dennis Holt, the grandfather of Brooklyn journalism who doggedly covered Downtown’s renaissance, died on June 7 from complications after suffering a fall. Comments (3)
Ditmas Park: Kathryne Hall’s online-funded mural will be unveiled today. Comment

Cops: Lightbulb eater not a bright bank robber

Kings Highway: It’s official: eating lightbulbs doesn’t pay. Comment

What’s the holdup? Massive Belt Parkway repair project begins

Sheepshead Bay: Get ready to hit the brakes, Brooklyn. Comment
Marine Park: Kids showed off their talens in Marine Park on Monday during the neighborhood’s annual Community Youth Showcase. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Police: Angry driver beats man on expressway

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

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