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The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Outside of Naples, Italy, the fiercest contest for best pizza is right here in Brooklyn. Comments (13)

That sinking feeling

Dance: A dance perfromance revisits the Titanic. Comment

All the things that keep Carmine alive are making his life a living hell!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine laments the technology that keeps him going. Comments (3)

Coney, once rail crossroads of the world

Readers “Sound off to the editor” with their takes on topics of the day. Comment

Carmine goes where no Carmine has gone before

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher has an adventure he’ll never forget, and learns a valuable lesson in the process. Comment
Event: Brooklyn Pride, the borough’s famous gay pride celebration, is moving from Prospect Park West to Fifth Avenue this year. Comments (7)

Master at work

Master at work

Theater: His character may be wrapped up in illusory aspirations, but John Turturro remains grounded in his performance at a play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comments (1)
Canarsie: The top brass at the Gateway National Parks and Recreation Area can’t find anyone interested in filling the long-vacant structure that formerly housed the Abbracciamento’s restaurant on Canarsie Pier, so they plan on bulldozing it. Comment

Paved Brooklyn could escape cicada ‘swarmaggedon’

Wild Brooklyn: Might “swarmaggedon” - the oft-reported cicada orgy coming to the northeast for the first time in 17 years miss Brooklyn entirely? Comments (2)

Bartoonist checks out a cafe-bar on Washinton Avenue

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on a new spot named Saint Catherine. Comments (1)
Event: These freaks will do anything for a good Schwinn. Comments (10)
Awesome: Not content to bring bacon soup only to the people of Williamsburg, a Williamsburg chef has rented a commercial kitchen in Bedford-Stuyvesant and partnered with an online food seller to bring his delectable dishes borough-wide. Comments (11)

Shavana: Scandal is the poison of choice for the Renouncer-in-Chief

A Britisher’s View: Chronic denials, scandals, and kerfuffles are the hallmarks of the Obama Administration, writes our columnist. Comment

Reporter’s Notebook: Cuomo will decide LICH’s future

Perspective: The fate of the Cobble Hill hospital lies in the hands of one person — Gov. Cuomo — says our reporter. Comments (6)
Sheepshead Bay: A flock of homeless men have come into Sheepshead Bay to squat along a favored stretch of Ocean Parkway, and some residents want them to leave. Comment
Bay Ridge: Neighbors along 92nd Street are infuriated that, after 10 months of non-stop construction, the city will only resurface the center strip of the road — instead of the entire street. Comments (3)
She’s the Swedish pop star you didn’t know you missed. Comment

Vikings Invade Bay Ridge!

Vikings Invade Bay Ridge!

BoroBeat: The annual Viking Fest and the Norwegian Independence Day Parade both thrust onward through wet weather last weekend like a mighty Norse longship against the tide. Comments (1)
BoroBeat: Meet the builders of tomorrow! Comment
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Destroyed a week before opening, Jumpin’ Bean finally opens

Sheepshead Bay: The Storm of the Century couldn’t stop this bean from jumpin’! Comment

Stephanie looks for inspiration — to inspire

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom seeks your help in making the world a better place. Comments (2)
High School Sports: Maria Serrantino’s game-winning, two-run homer lifted Fontbonne Hall to a thrilling 6–4 win over St. Francis Prep. Comment

Need for speed: Ridgites square off over Fourth Ave slow-down plan

Mean Streets: Members of a Bay Ridge panel who attacked a plan by the city to slow down traffic along dangerous Fourth Avenue got rear-ended by one of the group’s traffic experts, who claimed the nay-sayers are most likely part of the problem on the strip. Comments (34)
Event: Mother Nature wiped out the final day of the controversial Great GoogaMooga in Prospect Park, and some say they took a hit because of it. Comments (22)

Nowhere to go! Coney bathrooms won’t be ready for Memorial Day

The beach will be ready — but the bathrooms won’t! Comments (8)
Boro of Nerds: The Force was with a Jedi from Bedford-Styvesant who’s weapon was stolen from him while he was out at a cantina. Comments (5)
BoroBeat: Students from Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus held their graduation day at the home of the Brooklyn Nets. Comment

The great gravy debates ends now

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist rules: it’s gravy, not sauce. Comment
BoroBeat: Brooklynites flocked to Park Slope’s annual Fifth Avenue Fair Sunday despite the stormy weather. Comment
BoroBeat: Approximately 1,000 high school students tested their mettle in the Spartan Race — a grueling obstacle course worthy of Ancient Greece. Comment

Run, Brooklyn, run! From Prospect Park to the Boardwalk — joggers run the borough

BoroBeat: About 22,000 joggers — including New Zealand Olympian Kim Smith — pounded 13-plus miles of pavement between Prospect Park and Coney Island on May 18, wrapping up in front of Ruby’s Bar on the Boardwalk. It was all part of the Brooklyn Half, an increasingly popular run designed to boost business in the most populous borough. Comments (1)
Mean Streets: The city want to turn one of Brooklyn’s most car-friendly strips into a pedestrian paradise. Comments (37)

P.J. Hanley’s to return with new, old name

Carroll Gardens: Brooklyn’s oldest bar will soon reopen with its original 19th century name — Ryan’s. Comments (4)

Trading races: Ridge Republican moves campaign to Coney

Politics: A Tea Party Republican is making the move from Bay Ridge to Coney Island in hopes of finding a smoother ride into the City Council. Comments (19)
Event: BayFest, the Bay Improvement Group’s annual spring concert, is a rain or shine event, proven when the assembled bands played right through the down pour. Comment
Prospect Heights: Police did not charge the driver of the car, who hit the cyclist on Eastern Parkway, with a crime. Comments (7)
Canarsie: The National Parks Service reopened Canarsie Pier after an engineering study concluded it won’t be falling into the ocean anytime soon. Comment

Heat comes down — alleged Bay Ridge burglar in custody

Bay Ridge: Police busted a man they say burglarized four Bay Ridge businesses in an 11-day blotter-dominating reign of terror. Comment

Udewitz pitches Berkeley Carroll to playoff win

High School Sports: Jacob Udewitz pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Lions. Comment

In which our Captain attempts to save a small creature

Captain’s Log: Help our Captain save a tiny bird! Comments (2)

Maid service targets hipsters — as workers and clients

Williamsburg: Finally, hipsters to clean up the mess made by hipsters! Comments (22)

Urban legend: ‘Outfitters’ in Williamsburg wants to sell booze, too

Williamsburg: Williamsburg hipsters may be able to buy their skinny jeans while they chug on a PBR because a new Urban Outfitters store set to open in the heart of the super-trendy neighborhood wants to serve beer. Comments (4)

Yes, Stan knows all about denial

It’s Only My Opinion: Mommies and daddies can learn a lot from our columnist — or so he thinks. Comment
Red Hook: An additional stop at Van Brunt Street is being added to the Ikea ferry on Saturdays and Sundays Comments (3)
High School Sports: Santo Duran was a singles hitter who batted eighth in a loaded Grand Street Campus baseball lineup last season as a junior. That fact, along with him being a singles hitter, was good enough then, but wasn’t going to be enough this year if the Wolves were to repeat as Public School Athletic League Class A champs. Comment

Meola homers twice to power Xaverian past Molloy for division crown

High School Sports: Nick Meola’s future with Xaverian’s top team was in jeopardy after a hitless fall season had Clippers coach Frank Del George considering leaving the sophomore on the junior varsity. Comment

Dinner and dancing New York Methodist gala

BoroBeat: Staff at New York Methodist Hospital were treated to cocktails, food, and a raffle at the medical center’s bash, held at the Brooklyn Museum. Comments (1)

Suspect arrested in grisly Gerritsen Beach murder

Gerritsen Beach: Cops have arrested a man from Maine for the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Flatbush, whose burnt and buried body was found on Brooklyn’s southern coast in Gerritsen Beach over four-months ago. Comment

Lopez resigns, will still seek council seat

Williamsburg: Embattled Williamsburg and Bushwick Assemblyman Vito Lopez has resigned from the Assembly, but he still plans on running for the City Council later this year. Comments (12)

Police hunt for thieves who looted 20 pants from Urban Outfitters

Cobble Hill: Cops are on the hunt for five suspects who looted 20 pairs of pants from an Urban Outfitters in Cobble Hill on March 26. Comments (4)

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