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Calexico to play Prospect Park bandshell

Music: Prospect Park is far from the desert, but for one night this summer, the sounds of the arid southwest will pulse through Brooklyn. Comment

Pok Pok perfection

Pok Pok perfection

Dining: These sweet, sticky chicken wings fly out the kitchen. Comment

From the bottom of his heart, Carmine says he’s sorry

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine apologies to all of youse for everything. Comments (7)

Carmine enjoys a martini made the right way — with Grey Goose!

Big Screecher: No body had more fun at the United Federation of Teachers dinner at El Caribe than the Screecher himself! Comment

The lady and the tramp

Books: A real estate agent and the artist he’s tasked with clearing out from a Park Slope building are characters in a new romantic comedic novel. Comments (8)

May recap delivers the news behind some of our top headlines

We recap some of the past month’s most interesting stories. Comment

Brooklyn state of mind

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s drinking illustrator samples a cocktail menu featuring liquors crafted in the borough. Comments (5)

Bushwick Open Studios returns

Photo Galleries: Knock, knock, artists. Comment

Sir films-a-lot

It’s not the size of the butt, it’s the music it makes. Comment

Troubled Muslim psyche is a world problem

A Britisher’s View: The Rocky Horror Muslim Show continues, writes our columnist — from holy warriors beheading a soldier in Great Britain, to Palestinian Muslims arrested in the U.S. for a cigarette-smuggling scheme that allegedly funnelled funds to terror groups. Comment

Weiner’s hot for public office

Letters: Opinionated readers “Sound off to the editor” on one of the most widely-read pages in town. Comment
Bay Ridge: Dozens of clothing collection bins have cropped up on Bay Ridge’s commercial corridors, provoking protests from residents who say they are illegal, unsightly, and unsafe. Comments (26)
This music is from a different sort of British invasion. Comments (1)

I’ll take menopause over another kid

Not for Nuthin’: This week our columnist determines she is happy with her hot flashes. Comment
Digital editions: We know what you’re thinking: “How does The Brooklyn Paper put out yet another edition, chock-full of the news we need, every week — even when there is one day less in the week?” The answer? Gumption. That’s right, while all of you were out cooking hot dogs and hamburgers, our news team was doing what it does best: being as gumptive as it possibly could be to bring you the stories, photos, and fun graphic that help get you through the week. So when your out there on the street and see the latest print editon of The Brooklyn Paper, pick it up and enjoy it. And as always, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Plumb Beach bike path to close for 7 months

Sheepshead Bay: The Plumb Beach bike path will close this week for up to seven months so that the Army Corps of Engineers can finish their critical anti-erosion project. Comment

Bergen Beach Civic president steps down after 29 years

BoroBeat: Flo Hirsch was honored with plaques, proclamations, and many a kind word when she concluded her service with the civic association at a May 23 meeting. Comment

She got the job, but can she keep it?

The Dad: This week, the Dad is proud of his oldest prodigy’s ability to work hard to get a great summer job, but wonders if she’ll be responsible enough to keep it. Comment

Private school baseball tourament needs improving

The private school state baseball tournament is in desperate need of a makeover to put it on par with the playoffs in the city’s other high school leagues. Comment

Fontbonne Hall softball to vie for Catholic state title for 1st time

High School Sports: Fontboone Hall Academy’s softball win sends them to their first ever Catholic state title game, where they will play the defending champs. Comment
Manhattan Beach: If he wants to take pictures of his crotch, it’s okay with them. Comment
Fitness: A swimming pool that will filter water from the East River will be tested off the shores of Brooklyn Bridge Park later this summer, in advance of a larger pool the park hopes to install bt 2015. Comments (12)

Geraldo Rivera replaces beloved tree in McCarren Park

Williamsburg: Six months after the original Geraldo tree was ripped from the ground by Hurricane Sandy, Geraldo Rivera returned to his boyhood neighborhood to plant a new spruce. Comments (3)

Nation’s oldest Memorial Day Parade marches in Bay Ridge

BoroBeat: The nation’s oldest Memorial Day parade marched for the 146th time just blocks away from where the British invaded the Narrows in 1776, and started the first major battle of the Revolutionary War. Comment

Bicyclist, 74, killed while riding in Hurst

Mean Streets: It was a bloody Memorial Day weekend in Bensonhurst, where two people died in separate car collisions. Comments (5)
Event: The Mary A. Whalen, a retired Depression-era oil tanker that’s been converted into a Red Hook arts space, celebrated its 75th birthday last week. Comment

New app by builder’s descendant gives tour of Brooklyn Bridge

The great-great grandson of the family who led the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge has built something of his own - a smartphone app about the Bridge. Comments (4)

Clippers blow chance at top seed in loss to Fordham Prep

High School Sports: It was apparent from the outset that the Clippers weren’t going to like the outcome of Xaverian’s seeding game against Fordham Prep on Sunday. Comment

Cuas enjoying dominance as Grand Street baseball ace

High School Sports: Alex Cuas is thriving in his role as the ace pitcher of the Grand Street baseball team. Comment

Star’s late bat change helps Fontbonne win crown

High School Sports: One small change made all the difference in the Fontbonne Hall softball team winning its first Brooklyn-Queens diocesan softball title. Comment

‘War on Brunch’ vote coming

Dining: A law that bans outdoor brunch before noon on Sundays is about to bite the dust. Comments (15)
Nightlife: Red Hook’s newest nightspot finally opened in the former home of a controversial strip joint. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: A volunteer organization that screened movies for kids every summer since 2005 at East River State Park in Williamsburg is drawing the curtain on its event, claiming it is fed up with working with the state agency that refuses to help it put on the show. Comments (12)

Court: Hurst garbage depot is ok

Gravesend: A State Supreme Court justice scrapped Assemblyman Bill Colton’s hopes of keeping a city trash transfer terminal off of Gravesend Bay. Comment

Cops: Dollar bandit has been caught

Carroll Gardens: A teenage boy was arrested Friday, accused of robbing or attempting to rob six school kids of $1 each at knifepoint. Comment

Marine Park civic group mixes it up over constitution

Marine Park: Marine Park Civic Association erupted into chaos after it refused to hold a review of new bylaws, and instead voted to change its constitution, potentially giving its board the power to revoke memberships. Comment
High School Sports: Phil Madari went the distance and shortstop Anthony Prato drove in the lone run as the Blue Devils beat Fieldston 1–0, earning their third-straight Ivy League crown. Comment
June 21 may be weeks away, but the season started for the borough when Coney Island came back for Memorial Day weekend — bringing with it the eternal beach and attractions new and old. Comments (5)


‘CitiBike’ rolls out, and Brooklyn Heights continues its fight

Brooklyn Heights: The bikes are just being rolled out today, and Brooklyn Heights condo owners have already declared the CitiBike program a disaster. Comments (34)
Mean Streets: Residents across Southern Brooklyn are breathing a collective sigh of relief that they’re being spared the wrath of CitiBike. Comments (67)

Stan says buy American — if it exists

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist wonders whatever happened to “Made in the U.S.A.” Comment

Robyn show cut short at Bell House

Brooklyn Is Angry: Call your girlfriend! The “Robyn Gets Weird” tribute party at the Bell House was disrupted by a man who accidentally punched his beau in the face, then shattered a window. Comments (1)
Mean Streets: Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped inside a flipped ambulance on Friday morning. Comments (9)
Flatbush: Five pedestrians were hurt when a dollar van struck a Chrysler stopped along Church Avenue Friday morning. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: More than 150 people protested the lack of affordable housing in Williamsburg and Greenpoint at a rally outside East River State Park Comments (78)
Park Slope: Prospect Park activists say last week’s GoogaMooga music festival destroyed the park’s Nethermead. Now, promoters of the event say they will pay to clean the mess. Comments (4)

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