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Culinary peaks, long waits

Dining: A quaint, current, and affordable miracle of a restaurant in Williamsburg, like all good things, has a long waiting list. Comment

Art walk in Prospect Park puts poetry in motion

Art: Finding art in Brooklyn is as easy as a walk in the park. Comments (4)

These clowns aren’t clowning around

Theater: Who would have thought that actors with red noses were meant for the silver screen? Comment

Cops: Woman stabs man with pencil

Flatbush: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment
Theater: Theater kids have the best parties. Comment

Playing a Parton

Playing a Parton

Music: If you want Dolly Parton, a Brooklyn band has got her covered. Comments (1)

Police: Teen takes man’s iPhone

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

Pineapple express: How one man changed Brooklyn produce forever

Sunday Read: In this week’s Sunday Read, learn how 84-year-old Daniel Spitz brought exotic fruit to Brooklyn, and changed the borough in the process. Comment

Carmine speeds to Atlantic City — loaded with soda and pickles

Sunday Screech: Armed with a bucket of Seven-Up and barrel of his favorite treat, Carmine better get to the Taj quick before an accident happens! Comments (2)

Hey, Stanley! I have an opinion too!

Letters: Columnist Stanley Gershbein isn’t the only one with an opinion. Our readers have a few of their own to share. Comment

Carmine’s in a rush to get to the Taj Mahal

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher makes the mistake of eating and drinking too much while en route to Atlantic City! Comment
Dining: Make like Cool Hand Luke, only cooler, in this fertilized duck egg eating contest. Comments (3)

Rampant double-parking makes Dean Street a mean street, cyclists say

Mean Streets: Motorists flagrantly break the law by double-parking on Dean Street, say angry cyclists who claim the rampant rule-flaunting puts their lives in peril. Comments (47)
Digital editions: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…
They’ve already earned a spot on a Wheaties box, but now a team of Olympians are going to face their toughest judges yet — the crowd at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Arena. Comments (12)
Mill Basin: Dead fire hydrants at Floyd Bennett Field will make it impossible for the Fire Department to put out a conflagration caused by a proposed gas pipeline there, say frustrated park-goers who want the federal government to kill the controversial plan to run a fuel line under the protected green space. Comment

Shame on the International Olympic Committee

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist gives the International Olympic Committee a tarnished bronze medal for treating Saudi Arabia with kid gloves. Comment

Clones’ bats absent in loss to Lowell

The Ride: Brooklyn’s offense didn’t show up once again. Comments (1)

Major changes on the rails — but only after midnight

Weekend Watch: You know what they say about gift horses, right? We’re thinking the same thing about the rails — we’re greeting the weekend with cautious optimism. Comment

Bartoonist takes a dive into this Gowanus-centric watering hole

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator likes the cheap beer and cocktails, dislikes the mosquitos. Comments (9)
Music: How do you make America more awesome? Comment

Thousands flock to Gerritsen Beach Games

Gerritsen Beach: There was something for everyone at the annual street festival. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Cops: Fiend swipes woman’s cellphone in horrific attack

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

Commuters: The Q may be king, but we’re not being treated like royalty

Longtime Q-train riders are disputing the Straphangers Campaign’s decision to name the Southern Brooklyn subway line the king of the rails last week, claiming that the Brighton local is far from perfect. Comment
Bay Ridge: Scores of kringel-craving Brooklynites cheer the return of a beloved Scandinavian pastry shop. Comment

Vandal targets Holocaust Memorial

Sheepshead Bay: Cops are looking for a vandal who marred Sheepshead Bay’s Holocaust Memorial Park with anti-Semetic graffiti early Wednesday morning. Comment

In these films, Carroll Gardens is the backdrop — and neighbors are the cast

Cinema: These movies give new meaning to the term “blockbuster.” Comment
Digital editions: We heard you like newspapers, so we put a newspaper on the front page of your newspaper! That’s right readers, The Brooklyn Paper is proud to unveil The Bike Lane Paper — a huge leap forward in the coverage of painted and striped paths for cyclists that appears on the cover of this week’s print edition. With a debut issue boasting three huge stories about bicycle routes across the borough, it’s safe to say that no one covers bike lanes and the people who ride on them like The Bike Lane Paper. So keeps pedalin’, Brooklyn — and check us out on the web at Read more…

Commuters question Q’s top ranking in subway contest

Longtime Q train riders are disputing a transit advocacy group’s decision to name the subway line the king of the rails last week, claiming that the Brighton local is far from perfect. Comment
Williamsburg: A South Williamsburg building crumbled to the ground yesterday, leaving behind a giant pile of rubble and a crowd of bewildered onlookers at the corner of Wythe Avenue and S. Ninth Street. Comments (3)

DA: Medicaid freeloader could get 15 years

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

Spinners take Clones for a spin

The Ride: The Cyclones didn’t show up at the plate — or on the mound. Comment

A Fearless sermon on the mount

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie reports from Mount St. Helens, where she and the kids had what amounts to a religious experience Comments (2)

Cops arrest the whole borough — with fun!

Photo Galleries: Families across Brooklyn played games and barbecued with New York’s Finest on Tuesday during the annual National Night Out Against Crime. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Cops: Man attacked over a debt

Sheepshead Bay: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment
Mean Streets: The borough’s most iconic landmark deserves a makeover to appease crowds of speeding cyclists and ambling tourists who frequent it every day, two councilmen say. Comments (50)
Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge is dangerously close to collapsing in on itself and being swallowed up by the earth, say residents and civic leaders who are demanding that the city repair the broken century-old sewer and water pipes they say have created a number of sinkholes and collapses on neighborhood streets. Comments (14)
Bensonhurst: The mystery couple police say know the identity of man who gunned down two Southern Brooklyn shopkeepers is the pair that found Isaac Kadare’s blood-soaked body inside his 86th Street 99-cent store last Thursday, a police source told Brooklyn Daily. Comment
Coney Island: Luna Park acknowledged that it siphoned thousands of gallons of city water from a nearby fire hydrant without permission and has offered to pay for what it took — but only confessed to the heist after Brooklyn Daily posted a photo of a hose transporting the H2O to its water flume ride. Comment

Residents: Cops won’t lock up Parkside Playground

Flatbush: Cops from the 71st Precinct promised baby-sit the violence-scarred Flatbush park, but residents say the park is still left open at night. Comment

Clones win pitching duel

The Ride: An amazing performance from hurler Gabriel Ynoa helped the Clones pick up their fifth consecutive victory. Comment
Mean Streets: Our readers have spoken, and we’re ready to name the single most terrifying bicycle path in the borough. Comments (36)

Gun control won’t stop those that want to kill

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna says banning guns isn’t the answer. Comment

Handball players descend on Coney Island

Coney Island: It was handball hysteria at the People’s Playground as hundreds of rubber-ball slappers vied for a championship title. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Cops: Teens shoots into crowd, hits man

Coney Island: Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment
Coney Island: Workers from Coney Island’s Luna Park were caught on camera apparently stealing water from the city, filling up its log flume ride with H2O from a nearby fire hydrant. Comment

Thieves poach Brooklyn’s ghost bikes for parts

Mean Streets: Looters are stealing the parts from ghost bikes, desecrating the white-painted memorials to cyclists killed on the borough’s streets, according to bicycle activists. Comments (50)
Link: Workers from Coney Island’s Luna Park were caught on camera apparently stealing water from the city, filling up its log flume ride with H2O from a nearby fire hydrant. Read more…

Cops: Couple sought in 99-cent store killing

Bensonhurst: A young couple with information about the murders of Bensonhurst 99-cent store owner Isaac Kadare and Bay Ridge clothing merchant Mohammed Gebeli could blow this darkening double slaying wide open, say police who are hoping to locate and question the duo as soon as possible. Comment

Cops: Couple sought in 99-cent store killing

Link: A young couple with information about the murders of merchants in Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge could blow the lid off the case, according to cops who are trying to locate and question te duo. Read more…

The bat of Nimmo! Top Mets prospect now in the swing of things

Brandon Nimmo has been swinging for the fences — ever since he actually started swinging at pitches. Comment

Cops: One dead, one in critical following Canarsie shooting

Canarsie: Cops are searching for the gun-toting suspects who killed one man and seriously wounded another during an apparently unprovoked shooting on E. 84th Street. Comment

A Clones sweep!

The Ride: Brooklyn couldn’t be beaten during a three-game series against the Auburn Doubledays. Comment

Lou saw the light — and it fought crime

Speak Out: This week, Lou Powsner remembers how he and a bunch of Coney Island merchants took their streets back from criminals in the 1960s. Comment

Chicken run! Hen that flew butcher’s coop finds sanctuary in Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park: Ditmas Park became a hen haven for one adventurous chicken that escaped a Kensington butcher’s blade and wandered the streets of Brooklyn until the plucky fowl found a new home on Cortelyou Road, according to the animal lover sheltering the refugee in her backyard. Comments (2)
Gowanus: A long-dead plan to bring hundreds of apartments to the banks of the Gowanus Canal is rising from its watery grave. Comments (16)
✔ Poll

VOTE: Should a Chick-fil-A open in Brooklyn?

Sheepshead Bay: Brooklyn GOP leader Russell Gallo wants Chick-fil-A to open a franchise in Southern Brooklyn, claiming that residents from Marine Park to Bay Ridge would welcome restaurant chain owner Dan Cathy’s chicken sandwiches — as well as his views on gay marriage. Comment

Stump speech! Angry Carroll Gardens man fights dog poop with message

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Don’t leave a dump on this stump. Comments (10)

Brooklyn Daily gets action: ‘Disgusting’ recycling center closes

Sheepshead Bay: The owner of a controversial E. 15th Street recycling center that nearby residents and merchants said was attracting roaches and mice, but driving shoppers away, closed up his shop following this paper’s report on his center’s squalid conditions. Comment

Smith & Wesson, meet Stan the Man

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan tells it like it is, but it’s only his opinion! Comment
The Ride: The Mets ace paved the way in a blowout win for Brooklyn’s boys of summer. Comment

Republican leader to Chick-fil-A: Open a restaurant in Brooklyn

Link: The president of the Brooklyn Young Republicans is asking the embattled fast food chain to open an eatery in Bensonhurst or Sheepshead Bay. Read more…

Clones have good day against Doubledays

The Ride: When Auburn’s bullpen fell apart in the seventh, the pride of Coney Island took advantage. Comment
Link: Police say that the gun used to kill an 86th Street shopkeeper on Thursday evening was used to kill Bay Ridge merchant Mohammed Gebeli last month. The New York Post has the story. Read more…

Clones give up just two hits in home win

The Ride: Great pitching kept the Connecticut Tigers off the board — and off the bases — in a Brooklyn victory at MCU Park. Comment
Bensonhurst: Investigators say that someone shot, then brutally stabbed merchant Isaac Kadare on Thursday, before leaving him for dead on the floor of his 86th Street 99-cent store. Comment

The Big Screecher’s riding the rails again!

Bensonhurst: Courier columnist Carmine Santa Maria hasn’t taken a subway in more than 25 years because he couldn’t get his trusty scooter onto the el at Bay Parkway. But that accursed curse was finally lifted yesterday. See how his wondrous adventure to the People’s Playground unfolded in our slideshow. Comment

Tigers maul Clones

The Ride: The pride of Coney Island fell to Connecticut, and it was ugly. Very, very ugly. Comment

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