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Gentri-film-cation: Brooklyn’s filmmakers turn the lens on development

Cinema: Brooklyn’s thriving community of filmmakers has discovered it needs to look no further than the surrounding blocks to find a good story. Comments (1)

Not another falafel

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The lowly falafel sandwich doesn’t have the Brooklyn rep of the bagel or the pizza slice, but when it’s done right it very well might be the borough’s best cheap eat. Comments (2)

Stay up and eat up: Manhattan late-night eatery comes to Williamsburg

Dining: Drunk and hungry? A new Williamsburg eatery can solve one of those problems. Comments (43)
Theater: A new rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” is countering a spate of violence against women in Bushwick. Comments (2)

Are you Carmine’s ‘Man of the Year?’ Read this column and find out

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher announces the winner of BWECCI’s coveted award — and if your first name is Sid you might want to click through. Comments (3)

Not for Nuthin’ Jo, ‘Nanny’ Mike’s a reader’s main man

Letters: From local to national — readers chew the fat over the health of New Yorkers, NIMBY for an area drug rehab facility, and immigration. That’s among the food for thought dished on the most widely read letters page in town — ours! Comment

Carmine met an angel, and his name is Sid!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher cheers on Sid Schatzman, in his own words. Really, they are Sid’s words. Comment

Tapping into beer at Torst

Tapping into beer at Torst

Dining: There’s more than 99 bottles of beer at this new Greenpoint brew bar — but you’re not going to see any of them on the walls. Nor will you see any decoration, for that matter. Comments (27)
Williamsburg: Here’s one way for a developer to ingratiate himself with the new neighbors. Comments (38)
Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on a Red Hook institution. Comments (1)

Striking a wooden pose

Art: An artist is putting a chainsaw to his portraits of New Yorkers. Comment

Rioting disgraces Kiki’s death

A Britisher’s View: Community leaders like Councilman Jumaane Williams should have decried rioting in the wake of the shooting death of Kiki Gray, instead of using “anger” as an excuse for the lawlessness, says our columnist. Comment

Here’s your weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: Weekend MTA service is spotty, but hey, it’s still the weekend. Comment
Music: This one time at band camp, we listened to some R. Kelly. Comment

A real Brooklyn knight: W’burg warrior heading to Europe to do battle

Boro of Nerds: Sword-toting Williamsburger Zorikh Lequidre will represent the County of Kings — and the nation — in a fight for bragging rights between men who spend their weekends getting all medieval on each other. Comments (16)
Many of the People’s Playground’s attractions are due to re-open this weekend, just five months after getting swamped in Hurricane Sandy, but some Coney residents say they’ve been hung out to dry. Comments (6)

Telling the pole story: Dance-off isn’t just for flips, competitors tell stories

Dance: It is a truth universally acknowledged that pole dancing is not considered a narrative art form. Comment

The Dad remembers, even if they forget

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if all those day trips he had with his daugters were worth it. Comments (8)
Digital editions: Have you seen this week’s reports? Don’t worry, you’ve got clearance. There’s heaps of vital information inside, including recon on the latest developments in the region, dossiers on activists and newsmakers, and even items that are classifieds. Study it now, then dispose of your copy following standard operational protocols. And remember your mission: to always keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Our exclusive Nets coverage

Now or never for Nets

It’s the start of a massive road trip — and the first-place Manhattan Knicks are looking vulnerable. Our columnists weigh in on the borough’s hoops hopes.

We’ll miss ya, Mirza — Nets coach plotting Humphries return

Front Court: Why change a good thing? That’s what Nets fans must be asking after coach P.J. “Peej” Carlesimo, ever the tinkerer, said he hopes to get the underwhelming Kris Humphries back into the lineup “sooner rather than later” — despite the team’s 5–2 run after pulling the highly paid forward for back-up Mirza Teletovic. Comment

Understated and underappreciated, these Nets really are Brooklyn’s team

Back Court: The Nets aren’t going to win a New York popularity contest anytime soon. And, really, that’s the whole point. Comments (3)

Storm Purge: Rent-stabilized tenant told to wait three years for Sandy repairs

Manhattan Beach: A long-time Manhattan Beach resident whose rent-stabilized apartment was completely flooded during Hurricane Sandy has been living in a friend’s storage room ever since the storm — and she has no prospect of moving back into her home anytime soon. Comment

Kristen smoked the competition

Standing O: Standing O is singing Brooklyn’s praises again. Comment

End game: Bishop Ford eyes historic Federation title to cap playoff run

Bishop Ford wants to continue making history. Comment

Housing is a go for Gowanus

Gowanus: A 700-unit housing complex got the go-ahead to rise along the banks of the Gowanus Canal after developers scrapped their request to alter a previously approved plan for the site and promised to stick to the size and height guidelines granted to the prior builder. Comments (16)

State votes to close Long Island College Hospital — again

The prognosis for Long Island College Hospital took another turn for the worse on Tuesday as the State University Board of Directors voted unanimously — once again — to shutter the institution for good. Comments (1)

Spider-Mensch! Movie crew makes parking concession during Passover

Cinema: The makers of the “Amazing Spider-Man 2” came to their Spidey senses and promised to mitigate their impact on parking in South Williamsburg during Passover. Comments (4)

Big tow: Illegally parked 18-wheelers impounded

Marine Park: The 63rd Precinct made good on its promise to crack down on illegally parked 18-wheelers on Monday night when it requisitioned one of the police department’s few tow trucks heavy enough to haul the big rigs, and dragged two of them away. Comment

Big bash at Nouveau! Party-goer suffers fractured skull

Bay Ridge: A thug cracked a Long Island visitor in the back of the head with a blunt metal object outside Ridge nightclub Nouveau on Feb. 22, fracturing his skull and causing cerebral bleeding, the victim reported to police this week. Comments (1)

Fire hydrant flood

Residents living along Kings Highway awoke to an early morning flood on Saturday, after a car crash popped the top on a fire hydrant, sending water and mud gushing into garages and basements for two blocks east of Flatbush Avenue. Comment

I believe there should be promsequences!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our colomnist says proms shouldn’t take place unless all kids graduate. Comment

High school at new low

Sheepshead Bay: The city has begun the process of “phasing out” Sheepshead Bay High School following a March 11 vote by the Panel for Education Policy. Comment
Prospect Park officials are urging Jews to stop throwing bread into the green space’s massive lake as a Passover rite, but religious Brooklynites insist that’s not even part of their holiday tradition. Comments (19)

Camera shy

Mean Streets: Councilman Steve Levin says there is one roadblock keeping speed cameras from New York City intersections — and that obstacle is state Sen. Marty Golden. Comments (33)

Destruction, then construction on Montague

Changing Brooklyn: Builders are demolishing two Montague Street properties, setting the stage for a residential development that could give new meaning to the phrase “Brooklyn Heights.” Comments (4)

Lost at sea

Lost at sea

Coney Island: An hour-long, joint FDNY and NYPD sea-borne rescue effort ended in frustration on Saturday, after emergency divers and boaters failed to find a wayward swimmer who plunged into the bay for an early evening dip, never to return. Comment

Industrial revolution! Brooklyn Industries coming to Bay Ridge

Fashion: Bay Ridge residents must no longer travel all the way to Williamsburg to get skinny jeans and T-shirts adorned with the word “Brooklyn.” Comments (35)

They’re gonna live forever!

Marine Park: Middle school kids from Filmore Academy at PS 207 in Marine Park debuted their stellar, on-stage rendition of the film “Fame” on March 14, and the critics agree — it was better than the movie! Comment

Parkside Avenue pedestrian hit on dangerous section of roadway

Mean Streets: A Brooklyn driver struck and seriously injured a 17-year-old girl as she crossed a dangerous Flatbush street that pedestrian advocates have been fighting to tame for years. Comments (13)

Tragedy on Third Avenue

Bay Ridge: A 34-year-old woman was the victim of a brutal accident near the corner of 86th Street and Third Avenue on March 13. Comments (11)

Foward thinking at Lincoln

Coney Island: Star guard Isaiah Whitehead is the face of Lincoln boys basketball right now — the big name at the big-time basketball school. But he was just one part of the team that put the Railspliters back on top of the Public School Athletic League. Comment

Out of reach

South Shore put a heck of a scare into Murry Bergtraum with a second half comeback, but ultimately fell 48–43 in the Public School Athletic League Class AA girls basketball final at Madison Square Garden Saturday morning. Comment

End of the line

Every improbable playoff run comes to end, some in celebration, others disappointment. The no. 19-seed Wingate boys basketball team faced the later — one win short of a title. Comment

Motorists to NYPD: Let us get away with double-parking

Pro-car activists in Williamsburg and Greenpoint are asking cops for the legal greenlight to double-park. Comments (59)

Protect Brooklyn’s coastline with … Navy ships?

Red Hook: A team of mad designers want to chop up the Navy’s “ghost fleet” to recreate a marshland in Brooklyn, annexing Governor’s Island in the process and protecting the borough from future floods. Comments (10)

Neighbors slam artists’ lofty plan to convert factory into apartments

Crown Heights: A bid by artists to convert an old factory into a space where they can live and work got a bad review from Crown Heights denizens, who claim the last thing the booming area needs is housing priced beyond the means of many longtime residents. Comments (16)

Rehab reprieve

Sheepshead Bay: Following a change of heart, a Sheepshead Bay landlord decided not to void his contract with an embattled drug counseling center, despite community pressure — and reports to the contrary. Comment

Stan’s vocabulary keeps on growing

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist learns some new words. Comment

School’s out!

Midwood: Patrons of Midwood’s Young Israel Senior Services are breathing a sigh of relief now that the city has nixed its plans to build an elementary school on a tiny lot adjacent to the dining and event center for the neighborhood’s seniors. Comment

Quag attack!

Bay Ridge: John Quaglione, long-time aide to state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge), kicked off his campaign to take down Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) on March 11, laying down a searing judgment on the 10-year incumbent and claiming that the Democrat has failed the Bay Ridge-to-Bensonhurst district. Comment

Turn off the park: W’burgers say no to Spider-Man plan

The Greatest Story Ever: Sony Pictures is spinning a web of contempt by trying to film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in South Williamsburg during Passover, claim angry neighbors who say film trailers shouldn’t take up much-needed parking spaces at the height of the Jewish holiday. Comments (11)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Domino Sugar factory owner Jed Walentas has a backup plan if neighbors don’t like his lofty new vision for the massive waterfront property: go back to the site’s much-maligned previous development blueprint. Comments (40)

Coney toilets to get a boost

Coney Island: Call it a bathroom over troubled waters. Comment

Protesters take to the streets for fourth night after fatal NYPD shooting

There appeared to be more cops than demonstrators on the streets of East Flatbush on Thursday night, where protesters rallied for the fourth straight evening following the police shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray Comments (5)

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