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Dining: Brooklynites looking to cool down with a sweet treat this summer will find two shops focused on one thing: building a better ice cream. Comment

Chimeras gone wild

Books: ‘Scientist’ mixes man with animals in illustrated novel. Comment

Southern wrap: Eatery serves grits rolled into one great dish

Sweet-sounding restaurant Ted & Honey on Clinton Street serves up one of the best savory breakfasts in Brooklyn. Comments (1)
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Rapid Realty experiences huge growth in 2013

Rapid Realty, the Brooklyn-based apartment rental agency in New York City, is expanding by leaps and bounds. New offices have just opened in Boston, New Jersey and Long Island, the company just won a couple of impressive awards, and it also leads the way in the number of…company-related tattoos sported by employees! Read more…

Carmine can’t believe his MasterCharge bill!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine laments the fact his wife spends his money, but is happy to shop at the new Bob’s Store on Flatbush avenue — because it has free food! Comments (6)

‘Sound Off to the Editor’ — the best letters page in town

Letters: Our readers are on-point, once again, offering their opinions on a pepper-spray incident in a local school, Anthony Weiner’s mayoral aspirations, the new teacher evaluation system, One World Trade Center, and more. Read on for other gems on “Sound Off to the Editor.” Comment

Carmine eats his way through Bob’s Discount Furniture!

Big Screecher: Yep, the ol’Screecher knows where to find free food wherever it is. Comment

Monsters ink, paint

Monsters ink, paint

Art: Gallery celebrates 10 years of ghoulish art. Comments (1)
Manhattan Beach: Anthony Weiner was honored for the first time since he sent photos of his private parts over the internet, then lied about it, then apologized for it, then quit Congress, then ran for mayor. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator enjoys some refreshments in the back yard of the Carroll Gardens bar Zombie Hut. Comment

The stages of hell

Theater: Williamsburg theater puts on Dante’s ‘Inferno.’ Comments (2)
Marine Park: The Elizabeth Leary Public School hosted its first in-school chess tournament on May 31, and teachers say the kids from grades second through seventh displayed a focus and dignity uncharacteristic of their age. Comment
Red Hook: Governors Island’s tallest building will be imploded on June 9, but the demolition should not affect the island or the surrounding areas. Comment

Midwood Idol

Midwood Idol

BoroBeat: Students at the Anne Sullivan Public School wowed parents, peers, and teachers at the annual talent show on May 30. Comment

Hate mail isn’t always what it’s cut out to be

A Britisher’s View: Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama are in fine company when it comes to being the target of loons, according to our columnist, who reminisces about this newspaper’s brush with “poisonous” hate mail. Comment
Politics: Congress has allocated $30 million to restore the depleted beaches of Seagate — even though the private community’s new shoreline will remain shut off to the general public. Comments (16)
Changing Brooklyn: Bowlers struggled to keep their spirits out of the gutter at Maple Lanes’ last night on June 2. Comments (14)

Flying high with Pan

Flying high with Pan

Theater: A new adaptation of the tale about a boy who never grows up is grown-up in unexpected ways. Comments (7)

Dyker kids race against cancer

Dyker Heights: These kids are running for lives. Comment
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Boyfriend charged with Midwood murder after failed suicide leap

Midwood: Cops arrested a suspect in the murder of a Midwood woman, finding him in a Brooklyn psychiatric facility after a failed suicidal leap before a subway train and a note linking him to the crime. Comment

I’ve decided to let my kids make decisions

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures it good to let her kids determine if they should eat breakfast in the morning, even if it means they will be famished before lunch. Comments (3)
Sheepshead Bay: A motorcyclist walked away with minor injuries from a Belt Parkway accident, although the same couldn’t be said about his bike, which erupted in smoke and flames. Comment

Testaverde seeks to tackle taxes, water bills

Checkin’ in with: Anthony Testaverde, a long-time Marine Park resident, last week revealed himself as a Republican contender in city council race. Comment

Upstart New Utrecht provides memorable playoff upsets

Joe Knows: The New Utrecht baseball team’s short playoff run should always be remembered. The Utes won just two post season games, but they were historic ones. Comment
Coney Island: The city has unveiled a plan to transform the landmark Childs Restaurant and an adjoining lot on the Coney Island Boardwalk into an amphitheater and public park. Comments (19)

Relay for Life finds new home in Mill Basin

Mill Basin: The battle against cancer has a new base in Mill Basin. Comment

Guns N’ Roses to play Brooklyn Bowl

Event: They say the show will go on Thursday night at 11 pm, but you know how Axl is. Tickets are $150. Comments (9)

Game, set, match for ‘Game of Thrones’

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our television afficionado gives you the lowdown on HBO’s “Game of Throwns.” Comment

Emmons Ave. 10-year-long face lift nears completion

Sheepshead Bay: The Parks Department last week kicked off the third and final phase of the Emmons Beautification Project by planting a row of trees along the watery end of the avenue. Comment
BoroBeat: Students at Marine Park Junior High School took two of the top three trophies for their informative projects. Comment

Medgar Evers, Jefferson claim city outdoor track titles

High School Sports: Medgar Evers senior Kadecia Baird finished her last league meet with a first. Comment

Fordham Prep ends Xaverian baseball’s playoff run

High School Sports: Xaverian let a three-run lead, and its season, slip away against Fordham Prep. Comment

Thousands brave heat for Fifth Avenue Spring Festival

BoroBeat: The mercury neared 90 degrees at the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival, but that didn’t stop thousands from coming out. Comment
Awesome: In the hope that it will empower our readers to explore their neighborhoods with nostrils flared, the reporters of The Brooklyn Paper list the memorable smells of Brooklyn. Comments (10)

Windsor Terrace to get a new, old bookstore

Windsor Terrace: The owners of Park Slope Community Bookstore are expanding into Windsor Terrace, where they will take over the space of Babbo’s Books. Comments (1)
A group of bookworms who fear the city will cut funding to the Brooklyn Public Library next year will hold a “read-in” at the Central Branch this weekend to get the word out that it takes green to keep free books flowing. Comments (1)
Canarsie: If you’ve ever wanted to ride a bicycle built for two, or eight, for that matter, then head on out to some Brooklyn parks along Jamaica Bay later this month. Comment
High School Sports: The Grand Street Wolves baseball team played what may have been its worst game of the season Saturday, when it needed most to be at its best. Comment

Telecom thumps Wagner to reach first city title game

High School Sports: The Yellow Jackets’ offense clicked at just the right moment, powering the team to its first city title game. Comment

Urine trouble! Disgusting thief takes splash guards from Williamsburg bar

The Greatest Story Ever: Talk about taking a pee! Comments (8)
Red Hook: Bob Diamond’s quixotic two-decade-long quest to connect transit-strapped Red Hook to Downtown by trolley is really going to happen this time, according to the trolley-backing legend himself. Comments (74)

Church statues defaced

Bay Ridge: The graffiti vandal who was caught on camera painting a large letter “X” on two statues outside St. Anselm’s Church and now has a price on his head. Comments (26)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The Illuminator strikes again! Comments (3)

Mermaid Parade grows legs

Fans have thrown a lifeline to this floundering mermaid. Comment

You’ve got comments, and Stan has answers

It’s Only My Opinion: Regular readers of this column know that I close every episode with my e-mail address, inviting readers to submit to me their thoughts. And many of you do. Comment

Mixed martial arts promoter Aaron Banks dead at 85

Martial arts great grandmaster Aaron Banks brought combat sports into the entertainment arena, and continued to promote events in Brooklyn just before his death last month. Comment

Fort Hamilton returns to flag football title game

High School Sports: Fort Hamilton Tigers beat Lehman Lions 55-51 to go to the girl’s flag football title game Comment
BoroBeat: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum hosted a gala, themed “Ignite the Imagination,” on Wednesday night. Comments (1)

Finally! A valet for bikes!

Mean Streets: The Barclays Center and Transportation Alternatives shook up the pedal-pushing world yesterday when they announced plan to valet bikes during a concert by a hometown band. Comments (36)

Assemblyman to pull back controversial beach bill

Coney Island: Steven Cymbrowitz says he will not go ahead with his contoversial plan to give the city complete control of its public beaches — something it now shares with the state. Comment
The famous sign, which reminded Brooklynites that they live on, ahem, Long Island, has been removed, but it may be a sign that the restaurant is coming back. Comments (1)

Albanese: Thompson flip-flopped on Muslim monitoring

Politics: Tempers flared when former Bay Ridge Councilman Sal Albanese accused former Comptroller Bill Thompson of flip-flopping on the NYPD’s policy of planting informants in mosques. Comments (5)

‘Working out’ the G train kinks

Save the G: Riders of the historically erratic G-train say they are using its predictable unpredictability to get themselves in shape — or at least they are joking about it in a new internet video. Comments (18)

Eye spy! Police cameras coming to Southern Brooklyn

The NYPD plans to install 11 of its lamppost-mounted surveillance cameras in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, and Coney Island over the next three years — to the applause of some and the confusion of others. Comment

Treybich drops out of Council race

Sheepshead Bay: And then there were four. Michael Treybich has dropped out of the race to replace Michael Nelson as councilman in the 48th District. Comment
High School Sports: Fontbonne Hall Academy’s historic softball season came to an end when a screaming line drive in the Catholic league’s state championship game smacked pitching ace Nicolette Trapani in her throwing hand. Comment

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