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Kids shine on the dance floor

Flatlands: Young students at PS 207’s Early Childhood Center celebrated the end of the year by thrilling parents and teachers alike by cutting a rug. Comment

Let the ragtime roll!

Music: Put on your boater and wax up your moustaches. Comment

Cops: ‘Swordsman’ attacked driver

Flatbush: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment

Carmine opines on hidden symbols and messages on backs of dollar bills

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher shows you why he loves America, but hates parting with dollar bills! Comments (6)

Simmering Ridge food vendor wars boil over

Letters: Readers offer some food for thought about the ongoing battle between street kitchens and brick and mortar restaurants. Comment

Carmine breaks down the back of a buck

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher shows you why he loves America, but hates parting with dollar bills! Comment
DUMBO: First the Pearl Street Triangle went green — now it’s going to the art scene. Comments (1)
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…

Cops: Fork over your fireworks

Bensonhurst: Call it a pyrotechnic pardon. Comment

Manzola: Civic is breaking its own rules

Marine Park: A man who was booted from the civic’s executive board for being argumentative now claims he was denied his right to be re-nominated. Comment
Park Slope: Trendy-but-toxic furniture sold in Park Slope contains lead-based paint that puts kids at risk, worried parents say. Comments (34)
It takes time to get over your first glove — just ask Cyclones first baseman Cole Frenzel. Comments (4)

Will this be your lucky weekend on the rails?

Weekend Watch: Trains at a distance have every man’s wish aboard. But for some, they never arrive. Comment

Is Borough President Markowitz Sar-serious?

A Britisher’s View: This week, our columnist questions Borough President Markowitz’s decision to appoint a controversial Arab American civic leader to a Bay Ridge community panel. Comment

Counting Crows come home to roost

Some children of Generation X have been waiting for this moment since 1991. Comments (5)

Take the L train: Former subway buskers at forefront of jazzy electronic music

Music: These jazz musicians have turned caves into clubs. Comments (3)

Police: Man scares off would-be robbers

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge: Drifters are taking over the park after dark, claim angry dwellers who want the greenspace closed. Comment

Unicyclists unite! Free-wheelers band together to fight one-wheeled bias

Canarsie: A man who beat the rap for riding his unicycle lawfully on a sidewalk reached out to a fellow rider slapped with a similar violation. Comment

Turner loses senate bid

Turner loses senate bid

Sheepshead Bay: Rep. Bob Turner’s days in Washington are officially numbered. Comment

Trash talk: Merchants say Sheepshead Bay Road has become a garbage dump

Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay store owners say they are sick of walking past overflowing corner garbage cans. Comment

Nameless bar leaves us sleepless, Greenpoint says

Brooklyn Is Angry: Noisy bar-goers went from a nuisance to a danger after a patron at a nameless Manhattan Avenue watering hole hurled a bottle at a neighboring apartment building, Greenpoint residents claim. Comments (8)
Greenpoint: Grab your towels and your swim trunks — because school’s out and pool’s in! Comments (22)
Digital editions: Everyone is hungry for news, but too many Brooklynites devour it the wrong way. Thankfully, there’s The Brooklyn Paper, which provides all of the essential elements of a well-balanced news diet in a single serving. There’s exciting arts coverage, hard-hitting news reportage, fun features, and colorful photos — a perfect combination to keep you informed and keep you hustin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Arborcide at Bedford Avenue garden! Neighbors mourn deaths of beloved trees

Meadows of Shame: Tree lovers on Bedford Avenue are hunting a pair of arbor slashers who allegedly chopped down dozens of maples then tossed them into a wood-chipper and drove away in a car with an obscured license plate. Comments (3)

Clones get up, stay up against Renegades

The Ride: Brooklyn’s boys of summer secured an early lead and held onto it. Comment

When will they have time for me!

The Dad: This week, The Dad wonders whether he should force his kids to take a vacation with him. Comments (2)

Self-taught musician is one of a kind!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting to the beat! Comment

World War II vet gets his degree — at 85!

Sheepshead Bay: A Sheepshead Bay freedom fighter becomes one of Kingsborough Community College’s oldest grads. Comment

Students show off LEGO chops at PS 188

BoroBeat: Students at the Coney Island school put their construction skills to the test during a fun — and educational — event on June 23. See their masterpieces in our slideshow. Comment

DA Hynes drops charges against accused sex abusers

Gavel to Gavel: It leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment

Thief ransacks man’s bedroom

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

Controversial Arab-American activist appointed to community board

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge community leaders are lashing out against Borough President Markowitz’s decision to appoint a controversial Arab-American activist to a neighborhood advisory panel, claiming that a woman who’s admitted to having loose connections to Islamic extremist groups should not have been given the job. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Saying goodbye is never easy — especially when you’re going to separate minimum-security prisons. Comment

Unholy act: Silver bandits fleece shuls of $400 shawls

Midwood: Ceremonial shawls covered in precious metal are disappearing left and right in Midwood. Comment
Bay Ridge: Merchants of Third Avenue President Bob Howe, his family, and his neighbor’s family lost their homes in a fire over the weekend. This week, Ridgites are doing everything they can to help these families in need. Comment

Fast and Furious? How about Dumb and Dumber?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna takes a bite out of stupidity and duplicity. Comment

Cyclones throw away a win

The Ride: Two Cyclones throwing errors allowed the Hudson Valley Renegades to take a two-point lead in the seventh, giving the Baby Rays a 4–2 win at Dutchess Stadium. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: An iconic but long-closed Brooklyn Heights hotel will return as high-class resting place for tourists after a nearly three-decade hiatus if developer David Bistricer gets his way. Comments (3)

Slope grope witness: Cops arrested me as payback for speaking out

Park Slope: An outspoken witness of a South Slope sexual assault claims cops threw him in jail last week on a trumped up charge as payback for criticizing their investigation. Comments (4)
Bay Ridge: Brooklynites came out to fight cancer during the 13th annual Relay For Life, held on Fort Hamilton High’s track on Saturday. Comment

Police: Man threatens woman with needle

Crime: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment

Cyclists want their own Lafayette Ave. lane — not a shared route with cars

Mean Streets: The city hopes a new road configuration will help cyclists and motorists share Lafayette Avenue — but the Fort Greene group that petitioned for the street redesign fears it won’t do enough to protect bicycle-riders. Comments (51)

An unforgettable Mermaid Parade

Photo Galleries: Scantily-clad mermaids, nymphs, and mermen came out in full force on Saturday for the 30th annual Mermaid Parade — and celebration founder Dick Zigun says it was a memorable party, especially after being drugged at last year’s festival. Comment

Fire sale! ‘Hot sheet’ hotel opponents will help developer sell property

Flatlands: If you can’t beat ‘em, help ‘em find a buyer. Comment

Video game theater series gives audience the controller

Theater: The players are on stage — and in the seats, too. Comment
Gowanus: An exhibit that celebrates man’s fascination with death is poised to rise from the grave. Comments (1)

Teens battle to see who will be named Iron Chef — and who will be chopped

Kensington: Students at PS 230 in Kensington joined the borough’s foodie frenzy on Saturday, wowing judges with their culinary creations. Comment

Hot dog switcheroo! Nathan’s contest start time changed … again

Get ready for an early lunch: the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog-Eating Championship will start at noon, not 3 pm, as planners had previously announced. Comments (1)

Renegade rout! Cyclones’ pitchers leave Hudson Valley scoreless

The Ride: The Clones pitching staff blanked the Hudson Valley Renegades at home in Coney Island on Monday night, continuing the team’s winning streak and once again lifting them to the top of the McNamara division. Comment

Piano students bring down the house at senior citizen home

Dyker Heights: Residents at the Norwegian Christian Home were treated to a piano recital with tunes from all genres and generations. Comment

Cops: Knife-toting attacker slashes man

Coney Island: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment
Mean Streets: The city is giving Prospect Park cyclists the green light — literally. Comments (50)

Cat hoarder evicted

Cat hoarder evicted

Brighton Beach: A Brighton Beach woman who had 45 cats has to move out of her apartment by July 31 — even though she downsized her brood to just two kitties. Comment
Cyclones: Dozens flocked to MCU Park on Friday to remember announcer Warner Fusselle, the voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones — a voice that was silenced on June 10 when the 68-year-old succumbed to a heart attack. We asked former Brooklyn Paper columnist Ed Shakespeare to tell us about working with the keeper of the Catbird Seat. Comment

Mini Mets have big bats: Cyclones offense unstoppable in Aberdeen

The Ride: An explosive offense gave the Cyclones the edge for the second night in a row, securing a Brooklyn victory in the rubber match of a three-game road series against the Aberdeen Ironbirds. Comment

Trump Towers is the new ‘Oz’

Brighton Beach: Students from PS 100 staged the classic musical for seniors at the Brighton Beach complex. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Stan sorts through the scraps of paper on his nightstand

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist talks about the little bits of trivia sitting near his bed — and his addiction to 99-cent stores. Comment

Bay Ridge to city: We want our own bike lane plan

Mean Streets: Talk about going off the grid! Comments (18)

Power play! Heavy hitting helps Clones topple Ironbirds

The Ride: Brooklyn’s boys of summer came out on top — thanks to the long ball. Comment

Cyclones fall to Ironbirds, 6–1

The Ride: The Clones lose the first of a three-game road trip to Maryland. Comment

Let them eat cupcake! New eating contest comes to Coney

Coney Island: Competitive eating in Coney Island just got a bit sweeter. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s shipping container bazaar must move to make way a long-planned skyscraper — months before the leases of many of its artisans and eateries expire. Comments (10)
BoroBeat: We can’t stop singing their praises. Comment

Loathed Staten Island Yankees stomp all over the Cyclones

The Ride: This one hurt! Comment

Three men accused of trying to buy victim’s silence in rabbi sex abuse case

Williamsburg: Prosecutors accused four Orthodox Jewish men of trying to use threats and bribes to convince a victim and a witness to drop a sexual assault case against an influential Williamsburg rabbi. Comments (16)

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