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Shakespeare on the waterfront: Bard’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ coming to Pier One

Theater: All of Brooklyn Heights is a stage. Comment

Whirling newspapers: Artist’s tornado scultpures made of tabloids, broadsheets

Art: It’s all the news that’s fit to make paper mache. Comments (2)

Dinner and a gay movie

Cinema: Thursday night is gay movie night at La Gringa Taqueria. Comments (1)

If you’re having a cake contest, Carmine better be the judge!

Sunday Screech: The Screeceher is proud to announce his plan to judge the taste of cake. Comments (3)

Bomber suspect ‘innocent until proven guilty’

Letters: Vocal readers sound-off on the best letters page in town. Comment

Carmine will be the judge — of the cake!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher lets you know that he will determine who makes the best cake in Brooklyn. Comment

Red Hook’s Bomba Billiards bounces back from Sandy

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s drinking illustrator goes to see how the pub with pool tables is shaping up after the storm. Comments (2)

Brooklyn’s backyards: The best restaurants with outdoor seating and eating

Dining: Any minute now — it’s going to be time for some al fresco dining. Comments (1)

Stage poached! Thieves steal two 300-pound rostrums

Brooklyn Is Angry: A brazen crook swiped two platforms from outside of a director’s Park Slope apartment last week leaving her small theater company scrambling to find a replacement before its upcoming performance. Comments (5)

Islamo-fiends have a ferocious foothold in the land of liberty

A Britisher’s View: A reaffirmation of our war on terror — and a moratorium on Muslim immigration — should be first on our agenda to halt radical Islam, writes our columnist. Comment

Ridgites seek spy cameras on Fifth Avenue

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge leaders say new police cameras will digitally capture crimes as they take place — if the NYPD would just install them. Comments (18)

Nets can win, if they listen to us

As always, hot hands in the Backcourt is the key

Back Court: As Brooklyn’s backcourt goes, so go these Nets. Comment

Panic time? Not for this Frontcourt fan

Front Court: If you think about it, all the Nets have to do is knock down some threes so the frontcourt can do its job. Comment
Nightlife: It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock ’n’ roll, and it’s all bingo. Comments (16)
Digital editions: Think you’ve got what it takes to be the editor of The Brooklyn Paper? Of course you do. Why? Because you’ve got that tabloid sensibility. You’re intellectually curious. You can’t spell. You know the difference between a hyphen and an en-dash (no, not an em-dash, silly! An en-dash!). And you have the ability to dig down deep into stories and find that ever-illusive compelling angle. Yeah, you’ve got what it takes to be the editor of The Brooklyn Paper, because there’s nothing more you enjoy doing than telling your fellow boroughites that no matter how tough times may seem, you will always succeed as long as you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Telling a story that needs to be told

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie says “How I Met Your Mother” is way better than the evening news. Comments (1)
Keep crime down? Check. Get rid of bike lanes? Check. Bring a World’s Fair to the city? Check. If you like what your reading, you’ll love our chat with John Catsimatidis. Comments (5)

Boxing babes beat the odds

Standing O: Standing O is boosting Slugging sisters in Team Serrano Comment

Dancing for the Earth

Marine Park: Spirited movers and shakers from the Brooklyn Dance Center pirouetted to some classy tunes for their annual Earth Dance event near the Marine Park Nature Center on April 21, in celebration of — you guessed it — Earth Day! Comment

Midwood, NYC will miss Chakrian’s influence that went beyond the field

Joe Knows: Midwood will sorely miss retiring lacrosse coach Paul “Chick” Chakrian, founder of both the school’s boys and girls programs. His retirement will be big loss to the school and anyone involved with lacrosse in New York City, but the legendary coach says his time has come. Comment
Park Slope: A minivan plowed through the storefront of a Park Slope deli early Wednesday, officials said. Comments (8)

Our Lady of Guadalupe hosts pro wrestling bash

Bensonhurst: Are you ready to rrrrruuumble? Comment

Encore: Latest plan to turn Tobacco Warehouse into theater revealed

Bridge ‘Park’: Designers hope this one will be a hit! Comments (4)
Park Slope: The Audubon Center at the Boathouse will be closed on weekends and replaced with tents — freeing the beaux-arts building up for paid, weekend parties. Comments (19)

What’s next for Horace Bullard’s Coney Island properties?

Coney Island: The passing of Horace Bullard raises questions about the future of some of Coney Island’s most important real estate. Comments (3)

Bad blessing: Bag-swap scam preys on elderly Chinese

Bensonhurst: Count your blessings, and then check your wallet. Comments (9)
Manhattan Beach: Are Manhattan Beach’s Hatfields and McCoys going to finally play nice? Comment

Joanna has all the answers

Not for Nuthin’: You’ve got questiona about the problems this nation has? Joanna has anwers. Comment

Rhyming for roommates: Local poet is house-hunting by verse

Awesome: A poet takes a stand, seeking a home for about a grand. Comment

Cops seek copper robber for $40,000 heist in DUMBO

Crime: See the other misdeeds that local miscreants have been up to. Comment

Trashed trailer

Canarsie: See what else Canarsie no-goodniks have been up to. Comment

Roughing the driver

Sheepshead Bay: Plus the rest of the nefarious goings on in Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Park Slope: A rooftop collection of tin cans and buckets above a run-down Park Slope home is a hazard to passersby on the ground, worried neighbors claim. Comments (12)

Horace Bullard, Coney Island’s would-be savior, dead at 75

Coney Island: The Harlem-born millionaire who dreamed of returning the People’s Playground to the glory days of his youth died earlier this month of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Comments (4)

Council race pits Steve vs. Stephen

Politics: Council hopeful Stephen Pierson isn’t politically connected like incumbent Councilman Steve Levin — and the newbie says that’s his greatest asset. Comments (16)

Holley finds new passion, scholarship offers with Lincoln football

High School Sports: Thomas Holley knew very little about football when he transferred to Lincoln in the fall — only that he wanted to play. Comment

Canarsie’s Smith selected by New York Liberty in WNBA draft

Shenneika Smith watched her dreams come true in more ways than one. Comment

Fontbonne softball bests St. Francis Prep

High School Sports: Nicolette Trapani may have to wait to pitch her first no hitter, but a shut out win over league power St. Francis Prep was solace enough. Comment

Telecom softball undone by late Clinton rally

High School Sports: For the first six innings of Saturday’s game against DeWitt Clinton, it appeared that Telecommunications had a win all wrapped up. The Yellow Jackets led by six, and held the explosive Clinton offense to just one hit and no runs. Comment

Poly bats fall silent in loss to division leading Fieldston

High School Sports: The early part of the baseball season has proven that Poly Prep has elite pitching — but not much else, as the team has struggled from the plate and in the field. Comment

How Bazaar?! Gowanus night market nixed

Gowanus: The creator of Brooklyn Night Bazaar has backed out of his plan to bring a late-night, flea market–style festival and concert series to the banks of the Gowanus Canal this summer amid opposition by some Carroll Gardeners neighbors. Comments (24)
Brooklyn Heights: Preservations hope their message reaches Verizon loud and clear: the cellular provider’s Brooklyn Heights storefront is a disaster. Comments (9)
Marine Park: The trees in Marine Park are getting plenty of fertilizer, and you can thank the city for that since the Parks Department routinely locks up the fieldhouse bathrooms before the park closes, forcing parkgoers to find alternative locations to do their business. Comment

Stan is back at the Office of Government Waste

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, out columnist checks out how some of your tax dollars are being thrown away. Comment

Wheels in motion: MTA plans two new bus routes for W’burg

Williamsburg: Two new bus lines will make it easier to get around Williamsburg, according to planners — but some neighbors fear the new routes do exactly the opposite. Comments (9)

Bulky problem

Marine Park: Department of Sanitation workers are called the unsung heroes of the Hurricane Sandy recovery, but locals say that although New York’s Strongest have already done a lot, they’re not quite done. Comment

Tate’s last-second jumper gives Brooklyn girls Wheelchair Classic win

High School Sports: Bishop Loughlin’s Imani Tate was already in the air when she caught the inbound pass in the final seconds of the game. Comment

Protest at Vito fund-raiser

Williamsburg: Protesters slammed Assemblyman Vito Lopez at a fund-raiser for his possible council run, claiming the fact Albany legislators have punished the powerful pol for sexual harassment is reason enough to keep him out of city politics. Comments (12)

Marty says it’s time to put a woman in charge

Council Speaker Christine Quinn has won Borough President Markowitz’s support with her experience, her assistance during Sandy — and her womanly charms. Comments (29)

Cute place, killer poutine

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s drinking illustrator finds a new joint that reinvents the French fry. Comments (5)

High-speed chase through Marine Park

Marine Park: Four suspects wanted for a brutal Marine Park home invasion were nabbed by police inside a Knapp Street parking garage following a high-speed pursuit that spanned Kings County’s southern coast on April 17. Comment

Dog bites dog

Marine Park: A pit bull belonging to a 81-year-old man broke away from his elderly owner and attacked another dog in Marine Park, severely injuring the hapless canine. Comment

Bumps in the road for Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights

Windsor Terrace: There are five bumpy roads ahead for Windsor Terrace and Greenwood Heights. Comments (8)

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