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It’s the power of love

Huey Lewis and the News cover band comes to Union Hall. Comments (1)

They heart tattoos

Sunset Park: Ink convention comes to Sunset Park Comment

Century 21

Books: New novel follows two women from two different eras trying to make it in the fashion business in New York City. Comment

Horsing around

Horsing around

Art: Art show focuses on hoofed animal. Comment

A medical emergency in the Santa Maria household

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine thanks the good lord that he and his lovely wife Sharon made it through a medical scare. Comments (7)

Dive in! Pools open for summer

Pool’s open — dive carefully. Comment

Readers “Sound Off to the Editor”

Letters: Patriotism, stop-and-frisk, the mayor’s race, the future of city schools, and other topics of the day were food for thought for our readers. Check out their “sound-offs” on the most happening letters page in town. Comment

It’s Carmine to the rescue when Sharon gets sick

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine explains how he used quick thinking — and his nephew — to help save his lovely wife Sharon’s life. Comment

Spiritual performances

Dance: Downtown festival shows off a sacred Indian dance. Comment

Celebrate South Africa

Celebrate South Africa

Music: Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to the Bandshell. Comments (1)
Marine Park: The fate of Thomas Dunikowski, the “Stuart Street Sniper” who two years ago opened fire on a group of teens outside of his Marine Park home, rests on the judgment of his peers now that arguments have ended in his attempted murder trial. Comment
Development: A plan to bring a ferry to a pier in Coney Island Creek had a promising test run, but would be dead in the water if the mayor has his way. Comments (5)

Itty bitty ballrooom: First graders waltz and salsa

Dance: First graders danced the day away Tuesday, performing the waltz, cha-cha, and salsa before a delighted crowd of doting parents, to celebrate of their last year at the Early Childhood Center in Flatlands. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on the auto body shop-turned bar Hot Bird. Comments (2)

It’s halloumi heaven

It’s halloumi heaven

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Small Bushwick eatery serves huge flavors in cheese sandwich. Comments (1)

Now 13, Cyclones mascot to have bar mitzvah party

The Ride: What a mitzvah!! You are invited to Sandy the Seagull’s celebration. Comments (1)
BoroBeat: Furry friends dressed in their most wag-nificient getups in hopes of taking top prize in Saturday’s annual Pet Day and Costume Contest at the Wonder Wheel. See our slideshow for the cute costumes. Comment

‘Turmoil’ in Middle East has non-Muslims in crosshairs

A Britisher’s View: Muslim persecution is a mirage compared to the bigotry against Jews and Christians in the Muslim world, writes our columnist. Comment

City raids Midwood hell house, evicts one family

Midwood: The Department of Buildings evicted residents of an illegal apartment at E. 19th Street during a June 11th raid, and issued a suite of violations to the offending homeowner. Comment

These kids rock

Marine Park: These Marine Park kids have a future in music. Comment
Williamsburg: White Castle may disappear from Williamsburg after the ground was literally sold out from under the Metropolitan Avenue burger joint. Comments (333)

It’s trial by fire for the Cylcones — and me

Fast & Furious: Intern Scott Hansen steps up to the plate and writes his first-ever column for a professional newspaper. Does he hit it out of the park? Read and find out! Comments (1)
Digital editions: No need to worry, folks. Starting with this week’s edition, The Brooklyn Paper is completely nut-free. That means that while reading The Paper, you’ll no longer have to worry about consuming news that might cause hives, make your head hurt, or bring about that woozieness you feel when taking in other news distribution products. Plus, you can now feel free to pass around The Brooklyn Paper to your freinds without fear that they will have a bad reaction. Trust us, they won’t. And as always, feel free to drive a car or work heavy machinery after your weekly dose, becasuse being too informed never caused anyone to do anything but keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Wingate winner Gales leaves lasting legacy at Brooklyn Tech

High School Sports: James Gales, Brooklyn Tech’s senior running back/defensive end, won the Public School Athletic League’s Wingate Award, given to the top senior in each sport. Comment

Kidd, Williams finally get chance to work together

Joe Knows: Jason Kidd and Deron Williams, will finally get a chance to work together since winning a gold medal with Team USA in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. But this time they’re a different kind of teammates — coach and playe Comment

When all else fails, just pretend

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures out the answer to her prepubescient problems. Comment

Stars and Stripes forever! Bay Ridge celebrates Flag Day

Event: More than 100 veterans and civilians saluted Old Glory at state Sen. Golden’s Flag Day celebration in Cannonball Park. Comment

Clean sweep! Williamsburg businesses will remove street trash

Williamsburg: A group of Williamsburg business owners have banded together to pay for their own street cleanup and trash removal after the city refused to increase services. Comments (3)
Bensonhurst’s Paulie Malignaggi will take on Adrien Broner Saturday night at the Barclays Center. Comment
Park Slope: The Brooklyn Public Library has put controversial plans to sell an historic branch on hold, claiming that it will now try to figure out a way to continue using the aging structure after a replacement library is built nearby. Comments (9)

Woman raped at knifepoint because she’s ‘gay’

Greenpoint: A woman was raped at knifepoint on a Greenpoint sidewalk early Sunday morning. The rapist told her it was because of her sexual orientation. Comments (13)

Open the books! Hospital advocates demand LICH sale go public

Cobble Hill: Those that want to keep Long Island College Hospital open are worried that officials are cooking the books in an attempt to make potential buyers wary of turning over their cash. Comments (3)

Fourth plan stalls: CB10 postpones vote on avenue overhaul

Bay Ridge: The Department of Transportation’s controversial plan for Fourth Avenue has hit a speed bump. Comments (46)

You have the right to sell: Brooklyn Law to unload six Heights buildings

Brooklyn Heights: The sale of six dorms for Brooklyn Law School students could net the school $41 million. Comments (5)

Trash talk: Why I hate mayor’s compost plan

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist begins her countdown to the day Mayor Bloomberg is out of office. Comment

Jobs jabs! Candidates spar over employment in Coney

Coney Island: Coney council candidates clashed over who brought the most jobs to the People’s Playground when they faced off at a debate on June 13. Comment

Home rut! Cyclones’ opener rained out

The Ride: Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes, it rains. Think about that. Comments (3)
Event: Floating dead rats and decomposing human feces couldn’t stop 50 fearless boaters from racing in the Gowanus Canal. Comments (10)

Cyclones lose first game, home opener tonight

The Ride: It was a disasterous start to the lucky 13th Cyclones season, as our Brooklyn boys fell to the hated Staten Island Yankees, 2–1 Comment
Nets: Our intrepid reporter summons her inner George Plimpton and tries out for the Brooklyn Nets cheerleading squad. Comments (5)
Sheepshead Bay: A 53-year-old Gravesend woman was killed on a sidewalk by an alleged drunk driver in the wee-hours Saturday morning. Comment

UnDresslered! Upscale Williamsburg eatery closes

Dining: Dressler, the elegant South Williamsburg restaurant known for its burgers and classy American fare, has suddenly gone out of business Comments (1)

Lost in the flood: Bloomy plan would turn Coney Creek into swamp

Politics: Mayor Bloomberg wants to turn the fetid Coney Island Creek — which once seperated the People’s Playground from mainland Brooklyn — into a swamp. Comments (1)

Blackout hold tryouts

BoroBeat: Two Brooklyn ballers are building a professional basketball squad from the ground up. Comment
He may be an up-and-coming ringside commentator for Showtime, but World Boxing Association welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi really shines with his colorful pre-fight trash talk. Comment

Courier Life ‘Women of Distinction’ are toast of the town at El Caribe Country Club

Photo Galleries: Brooklyn’s 25 “Women of Distinction” were feted with trophies and tributes at El Caribe in Mill Basin on June 12. See our slideshow of the night’s bash. Comment

Brooklyn Bike Patrol shuts down

Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Bike Patrol, an all-volunteer escort service that walks women home after dark, shut down its services after founder Jay Ruiz suffered two heart attacks earlier in the week. Comments (11)

Park advocates fear film fest crowds will destroy damaged meadow

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Some Prospect Park-lovers are outraged that a massive outdoor short film festival, billed as the world’s biggest, is coming to a popular meadow in Prospect Park next weekend, especially after the controversial Great GoogaMooga music and food extravaganza, they say, wrecked the greenspace last month. Comments (27)
Sea Gate: Seagate may have to let visitors in if it wants to keep floodwaters out. Comment
Fast & Furious: The Cyclones begin the “Drive for 53” tonight on the Rock, and they could be led to the promised land by the son of Met. Comment

Stan tackles the great bottled-water debate

It’s Only My Opinion: This week our columnist figures you can’t tell the difference. Comment

Diamondbacks draft former Xaverian catcher Soto

High School Sports: Elvin Soto never doubted he would be drafted to play professional baseball. It was just a matter of time. Comment
Mean Streets: Members of a local panel reversed course and shot down a major city plan to slow traffic on a dangerous stretch of Fourth Avenue in Park Slope on Wednesday night, calling the proposal “radical” and “ridiculous.” Comments (88)
Awesome: Jason Kidd believes he is ready to be a head coach in the National Basketball Association and so do the Brooklyn Nets. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: The Department of Transportation has agreed to repave the block between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue where a sinkhole opened last June. Comments (1)
The Ride: The son of Met-great Lee Mazzilli, L.J. Mazzilli, will help lead the Cyclones to greatness this year. Comment

Love it! All-weather sports bubble will cover McCarren Park tennis courts this fall

Williamsburg: A private vendor will build an all-weather bubble over the McCarren Park tennis courts this fall, allowing aficionados to play through the winter months. Comments (5)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Pooch lovers teamed up with their canine friends last Sunday for a fun-filled competition to raise funds for a local animal rescue organization. Comments (1)

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