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All you need is a love of Paul, John, George and Ringo to come together with all the lonely people of Brooklyn to enjoy Union Hall’s Beatles Sing-Along. Comments (1)

Ira and George

A one man musical tells the story of Gershwin siblings. Comment

From Boston, with laughs, with love

Nightlife: Comedy show benefit supports marathon bomb victims. Comment

Carmine pulls another cut and paste

Sunday Screech: Look, we’re not going to sugarcoat it. Carmine was really lazy this week. Comments (2)

‘Sound Off to the Editor’ — where readers take to the soapbox

Letters: Check out the liveliest letters page in town, as readers wax off about the mayoral race, Sheepshead Bay’s homeless, Hurricane Sandy’s wreckage, Iraq, and other topics of the day. Comment

Carmine gets the respect he commands

Big Screecher: This week, the ol’Screecher gets thanked for his hard work as a cake judge at this year’s Relay for Life in Bergan Beach. Comment

A woman in a man’s world

Theater: An actress is taking on the role of Julius Caesar in a new production of the Shakespeare classic. Comments (2)

Animal farm

Nightlife: A lecture night is all about how to raise your own chickens in the city. Comments (240)

Cookie dough talk

Dining: The paper chats with Christina Tosi, the chef and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar. Comments (1)

Storefront displays

Art: Bay Ridge art walk joins business owners and artists. Comments (2)
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on Passenger Bar’s second-floor seating. Comments (1)
Red Hook: Talk about mean streets! Only five riders could finish the latest leg of the Red Hook Criterium. Comment

On Flag Day, show your true colors!

A Britisher’s View: The Stars and Stripes exemplify the unique, American identity — and Flag Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to the most famous banner in the world, says our columnist. Comment
Bay Ridge: These massage parlors are making people anxious! Comments (36)

Ridge board committee hints it wants to slow down Fourth Avenue cars

Mean Streets: Community Board 10’s traffic panel voted to approve the majority of the city’s proposal for massive changes to Fourth Avenue in the neighborhood. Comments (10)
Sheepshead Bay: Two Homecrest neighbors won a hard-fought victory in their legal battle against the owner of a bizarre, unfinished building after judge ordered the Board of Standards and Appeals to rereview the permits. Comment

Eduard Nogay’s lesson for us all

High School Sports: Eduard Nogay’s fighting spirit and joy for life should provide inspiration and a learning experience for all of us. Comment
Digital editions: Once upon a time there was a newspaper that covered a magical kingdom know as the County of Kings — a wondrous place where people came from all over the world to live in peace and harmony. But that peace wasn’t always easy to keep, because neighbors from the evil empire across the West River, envious of the land’s artisanal cheese and bands they’d never heard of, would routinely paddle across and try to ruin our good time. Luckily, the newspaper always kept an eye out for the interlopers, and warned the citizenry of the arrival with its weekly call to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Neighbors complain one-family home contains three unruly families

Midwood: A bitter feud has erupted between the owner of a one-family Midwood home being rented out to no fewer than three families, and the neighbors who complain these families constantly party, come and go at all hours of the night, and smoke marijuana in front of neighborhood children. Comment

Sunday School Union turns 184

BoroBeat: The annual Sunday School Union of eight borough churches marched for the 184th time on Sunday. Comment

A wink, a nod, and congrats to the grads

The Dad: This week, the Dad let’s the graduates sine, but congratulates those who helped them along the path to success. Comment

Downstaged! Asser Levy bandshell a wreck, residents say

The music died — and neighbors fear the venue will, too. Comments (8)
Awesome: Only the most seaworthy of human-powered watercrafts may be able to survive this weekend’s “Gowanus Challenge,” a boat race on the toxic Gowanus Canal. Comments (8)
Coney Island: Luna Park owner Zamperla announced plans to build a new Thunderbolt roller coaster — named for the famed attraction the city razed in 2000, next to where its predecessor once stood. Comments (2)

Wallyworld! Former Cyclone skippers to fix star’s swing!

Ike Davis can’t hit, but the Mets hope Wally Backman and George Greer will solve his swinging problem. Comments (1)

Sir Paul was a blast in Brooklyn

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist reviews Paul McCartney’s concert in Brooklyn. Comment
BoroBeat: More than 1,000 people gathered in Dyker Heights on June 9 for the 11th annual Pan-Asian Heritage Celebration. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment
Bay Ridge: More than 120 kids in the Sunset Hoops youth basketball league hit the courts in Leif Ericson Park on June 8, opening up the summer season with an assist from the borough’s professional team. Comment

Anchors away! Business group pushing ferry from Manhattan to Coney

Transit: Coney Island could get a new kind of water ride if a business group gets its way - a ferry service to bring people from Lower Manhattan to the Playground of the World. Comments (5)

Coney Island hosts handball’s grand slam

Coney Island: Coney Island saw 96 of the city’s best male and female handball players play in the third annual Red Bull Slaps handball tournament on June 8. Comment

Airbnb to help to fight judge’s ruling that booking site is illegal

The managers of a website that helps vacationers book cheap rooms in apartments instead of expensive hotels, say a judge’s ruling calling much of its service illegal is bunk, and that it will assist in appealing the ruling that handed a user of its service a $2,400 fine. Comments (10)

In which our Captain sends out a distress signal

Captain’s Log: Today, our Captain appears to be in danger. Comment
Checkin’ in with: The Community Board 1 member talks about his politics — and squashing Vito Lopez’s legacy once and for all. Comments (24)
High School Sports: Telecommunications took home its first-ever city baseball title on Sunday by playing, and winning, as a team. Comment
Park Slope: Park Slope boomed with pride Saturday as rainbow-clad marchers celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities stepped off for the borough’s famous parade along the neighborhood’s Fifth Avenue. Comments (3)
Bensonhurst: Nicolette Sinagra, New Utrecht’s former star shortstop, became the lead-off hitter for the Molloy College softball team, and in the process led the Lions to its best season in history. Comment

Heavy-hearted Fort Hamilton falls in second-straight flag football final

High School Sports: Fort Hamilton’s day began and ended with tears. Comment

Canine carnage: Large dog chews, spits out small one, killing it

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint dog owner says her tiny pup was attacked and killed by a larger dog whose owner was tethered to the animal while the murder occurred. Comments (33)

Victims cry: Slow down Fourth!

Mean Streets: Victims of deadly Fourth Avenue’s raceway-like atmosphere showed up in force on Wednesday night to convince car-friendly members of Community Board 10 that they should approve a plan aimed at significantly slowing down traffic on the dangerous boulevard. Comments (17)

Wannabe rock gods perform in air guitar competition

Music: The air guitar competition qualifiers at St. Vitus drew 13 headbanging, flailing, finger-wagging competitors who were given 60 seconds to jam out to a song of their choice. Comments (6)

Hooked swans rescued in Prospect Park

Wild Brooklyn: Three swans that call the Prospect Park Lake home were found stuck with barbed hooks last weekend. Comments (3)

New group returns movies to East River State Park

Event: The shows must go on! Comments (1)

Brooklyn congratulates the Class of 2013 with pomp-filled ceremonies

Photo Galleries: Brooklyn high schools aced graduation day, with ceremonies across the borough. See our slideshow of some of the ceremonies. Comment

Gerritsen Beach invaded by 500 volunteer builders on anniversary of D-Day

Event: Call it “Saving Gerritsen Beach.” The storm-battered, working class neighborhood was invaded June 6 by an army of more than 500 volunteers, who swept in to replace fallen fences, repaint battered walls, and retile the flooded floors of homes and civic structures that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, exactly 69-years after D-Day, when the U.S. swept into France in World War II and sent the Nazis hightailing it to Berlin. Comment

Stan teaches lessons learned the hard way

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist has some nifty advice for the Class of 2013. Comment
Downtown: The Brooklynettes - the Nets’ dance team- is holding auditions for new members. Comments (1)
BoroBeat: Coney Island’s neonatal intensive care unit held a tea party on June 5 to bring together the staff and the children they helped bring into the world. Comment

Summer fun for kids with different tastes

Awesome: Not that lanyards and kickball aren’t great, but Brooklyn campers deserve something different. Comment

Seniors swing to Dixieland jazz

Marine Park: Marine Park was abuzz with dancing and singing June 4 at Councilman Lew Fidler’s 11th annual Concert in the Marine Park, which featured Brooklyn-based jazz band the Dixie Rascals. Comment

Revered meat joint will finally open after a year of starts and fits

Breaking Chews: Renowned barbecue restaurant Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will soon open in Gowanus, finally satisfying the mouth-watering longing of Brooklyn meat fans. Comments (4)

Greenpoint showroom to sell furniture inspired by childhood dreams

Shopping: Jellio, a company that makes furniture based on vintage toys and snacks, is opening a design lab and showroom in Greenpoint. Comment

Swan song: Rescued bird suffering from lead poisoning

Sheepshead Bay: A sick swan rescued near E. 19th Street in Sheepshead Bay was diagnosed with lead poisoning by wildlife rehabilitation experts in Manhattan. 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. Comments (7)
Brooklyn Is Angry: The R train’s link to Manhattan will be out of service for more than a year, and the G’s link to Queens will be closed for 12 weekends between July 6 and Dec. 15. Comments (22)

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