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City sleuths

Theater: Brooklyn Heights street play has audience collecting the clues. Comments (1)

The farmhouse next door

The Wyckoff museum invites folks to spend some time on their stoop. Comments (1)

Glaze of glory

Glaze of glory

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Greenpoint Peter Pan Donut and Pastry Shop achieves doughy perfection. Comment

Sardines and jazz

Sardines and jazz

Music: Check out a free concert this summer at Kingsborough featuring the fantastic Hot Sardines. Comments (2)

Carmine prepares his endorsement for mayor

Big Screecher: I’m madder than Gary Busey after he accidentally stumbled into a Nick Nolte look-a-like convention — and nobody recognized him — over the fact that I have no idea who I’m going to elect mayor once I release my all-powerful endorsement. Comments (2)

‘Sound off to the Editor’ gives readers their say

Letters: Lights on the Parachiute Jump, Anthony Weiner’s red party pants, and Senate “gangsters” are just some of the thought-provokers provided by our well-informed readers on the liveliest letters’ page in town. So get reading. Comment

Carmine can’t wait for this year’s election

Big Screecher: I’m madder than Gary Busey after he accidentally stumbled into a Nick Nolte look-a-like convention — and nobody recognized him — over the fact that I have no idea who I’m going to elect mayor once I release my all-powerful endorsement. Comment

Shot through the art

Shot through the art

Music: Brooklyn rock musician and perfromance artist of Japanther checks in with the paper. Comments (33)

Naturalists want the city to banish plastic shopping bags

Letters: Out with the plastic, in with reusable totes, say environmentalists, who have mounted a campaign to rid the city of synthetic, shopping bags. Comments (3)

Find Serenity in a bar

Nightlife: “Firefly” trivia night tests your Brown Coat knowledge. Comments (1)
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator indulges his sweet tooth at the new Splitty in Clinton Hill. Comment
BoroBeat: It was fun, games, and an impromptu performance from a young YouTube star at the annual Flatbush Avenue Street Fair on Sunday. Comment

Brooklyn all-stars play at Yankee Stadium

High School Sports: Emanuel Castellano watched the torrential downpour splash inside the Yankee Stadium dugout and hoped his chance to play on the hallowed field would not turn into a washout. Comment

Wannabe mayors need to stop gunning for ‘stop-and-frisk’

A Britisher’s View: The NYPD’s stop-and-search program is contentious, but it’s also an important weapon in NYPD’s crime-prevention arsenal, writes our columbnist. Comment

Cyclones season filled with ups and downs

Ups & Downs: We break down the season so far. Comment

All the news that’s hip to print

Art: Get a taste of the underground art scene. Comments (36)

Lincoln’s Stephenson doesn’t forget his Coney roots

Joe Knows: Everyone knows Stephenson the tough competitor, but most people don’t know the caring, smiling, respectful and always-willing-to-give 23-year-old who is often seen around his Lincoln family. Comment

Is honesty the best policy?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wonders how much she should reveal to her boys as they reach adolescence. Comment
Digital editions: There was a time, not too long ago, when the Fourth of July meant kids running around the neighborhood shooting Roman candles at one another for kicks. Back then, dads happily doled out mats of firecrackers and jumping jacks, grosses of bottle rockets, and packages of mortars to their pre-teenaged kids who’d outgrown sparklers. Those days are a memory now, and the only way you’ll get to shoot your own fireworks this Fourth is by reading a copy of The Brooklyn Paper. Our hard-hitting news and fascinating features are bound to make your head explode. So read it now, and, as always, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Genesis students are off and running

Standing O: Standing O congratulates Xaverian’s middle-school Class of 2013. Comment

All-Brooklyn Softball Honors

High School Sports: Fontbonne Hall’s historic season was the highlight of the softball campaign in Brooklyn. Comment
Event: Dozens of fans of the beloved Double-D pool rallied at the oasis near the banks of the Gowanus Canal to tell the feds that they don’t want their watering hole turned into a raw sewage depository. Comments (4)

Knights of Columbus holds city’s oldest Independence Day parade

Event: America’s birthday isn’t until July 4, but Dyker Heights threw a party five days early. Comment

It happened again! Dead dolphin washes up on Coney Island beach

A bottle-nosed dolphin was found belly up on Coney Island Beach Sunday evening, marking the fourth time this year humanity’s favorite sea mammals have found a terrestrial grave on Brooklyn shores. Comments (1)

‘World Kid’ Ali’s Next Fight Scheduled for Barclays Center

Canarsie: Canarsie-born boxer Sadam Ali will soon be on a card at Brooklyn’s arena, thanks his signing with Golden Boy Promotions, which has an exclusive deal to arrange fights at the stadium. Comment
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Putting green pops up in MetroTech

MetroTech office workers had the chance to do a little golfing during their lunch hour on June 19, thanks to Aberdeen Asset Management and the City Parks Foundation. The passersby who completed the highest number putts will find out if he or she won a free set of golf clubs at the Aberdeen Putting Challenge, which is taking place all over the city this summer. Aberdeen Asset Management is an investment solution company from Scotland, the birthplace of golf, and the promotion raises funds for CityParks Golf, a free instructional program for 3,500 urban kids. Pictured left to right are: Alison Tocci, president of the City Parks Foundation; Celia Weintrob, publisher of The Brooklyn Paper; Amy Molinero, City Parks Foundation consultant; and a City Parks assistant. Read more…

Off with her head — or at least her show

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders if powerful women on television have a target on their backs. Comment

Hard carpets, fake grass, and making it in Brooklyn

Fast & Furious: Intern Scott Hansen compares the ground he and the Cyclones are on now — with the ones they are use to. Comment

Memorial wreath cast for late son of Mill Basin

Mill Basin: He’s gone, but not forgotten. Comment

It is getting ugly! Cycones drop fourth straight

The Ride: If the Cyclones don’t turn things around soon, we might stop covering them. Comment
Awesome: Painter Igor Korotash updated the Bay Ridge standby’s signature ceiling mural last month — 20 years and two avenues after he first began. Comments (6)
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Brooklyn Eats, showcase of borough’s specialty food and drink makers, attracts 2,000 attendees

Gourmet food buyers from restaurants and food markets, along with lots of foodies, flocked to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s tradeshow on Wednesday, June 27. It was held at 630 Flushing Ave. in Brushwick. Read more…
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Marco Polo Ristorante celebrates 30 years of fine dining in high style

In 1983, the last thing you would expect on the corner of Court and Union streets was a fancy restaurant. Carroll Gardens was a working-class area with a high percentage of Italian residents. The docks along the waterfront were in full use at the time, and the International Longshoreman’s Association was a cornerstone of neighborhood. Joes’ Luncheonette, nearby on Court between Union and President, was the well established “greasy spoon” of the community. Read more…

MCU Park will host July 4 celebration with music, fireworks

Awesome: MCU Park will still host an Independence Day celebration starting at 4:30 pm and ending with a traditional fireworks display beginning at 9 pm. Comments (1)

Ride-by: Man shot, mugged Downtown by perp on bicycle

Downtown: A man was shot and mugged Downtown outside of the Brooklyn Friends School by a bike-riding thug on Monday, cops said. Comments (12)
Mean Streets: The state has blood on its hands, say Kensington residents who demand the state make a deadly intersection safer. Comments (13)

WAR IS OVER: Brunch battle ends as city repeals draconian law

Break out the Bloody Marys, because it is V-Brunch Day. Comments (5)

Judge: Open the books on LICH

Cobble Hill: A judge wants to see just what’s going on under the hood at Long Island College Hospital. Comments (3)
BoroBeat: Hundreds of Brooklynites escaped the hellish summer heat on June 27 at this season’s opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pop-Up Pool. Comments (1)

June recap delivers the news behind some of our top headlines

We recap some of the past month’s most interesting stories. Comment
Cobble Hill: An angry message tweeted out by potty-mouthed movie star Samuel L. Jackson about a get-rich-quick opportunity predicated on the death of bees was actually part of an intricate plot to raise money to save the insects by a Brooklyn-based honey mogul. Comments (1)

Shortstop pitches, Cyclones lose to Yanks in 12

The Ride: The hated Staten Island Yankees used a monster performance from Cyclone-killer Yeicok Calderon in an extra-innings comeback victory at MCU Park. Comment

City decideds to not cut library’s budget for first time in five years

Books: The city did not cut the Brooklyn Public Library’s budget for the first time in five years. Comment

Methodist says expansion will mesh with hood, but neighbors are wary

Park Slope: A “U”-shaped hospital building that will replace some 19th-century brownstones in the heart of Park Slope will mesh nicely with its historic surroundings, promised representatives of New York Methodist Hospital at a meeting Thursday night outlining its plan. Comments (9)

Bocce Club election is a battle of the sexes

Marine Park: A member of the Marine Park Bocce Club’s so called “new generation” claims he’s the man to breathe new life into the aging club, and promote gender equality in what many senior members still consider a men’s-only sport. Comment

Albanese: Cuomo’s Sandy buyout should be extended to renters

Politics: Talk about a security deposit! Comments (1)

LINK: In Marine Park, he wants women in the bocce club

Our pals at have a great story about the battle over bocce courts in Marine Park. Check it out! Read more…

Storobin seeks GOP, Conservative line in race for Nelson’s seat

Brighton Beach: David Stororbin has thrown his hat into the race to replace councilman Michael Nelson as the Conservative, Independent, School Choice, and Republican candidate, thus placing himself as the opposition to the winner of the upcoming Democratic primary. Comment

Ouch! Cyclones shutout again!

The Ride: The Clones didn’t score a run, and wasted an eight-inning, no-run performance from Robert Gsellman. Comment

Wrong again, Mr. Biden. Bush won fair and square

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan calls the vice-president on his latest untruth. Comment

Tunnel vision: R, G train riders want more from MTA

Brooklyn Is Angry: Gee, are you kidding? Comments (5)

Hit-and-run driver kills Dyker grandpa

Bay Ridge: A flatbed truck driver struck and killed a 68-year-old cyclist at the corner of 65th Street and Sixth Avenue and then sped off on June 28, according to cops, who have a suspect in custody. Comments (7)

Let’s play two! Cyclones, Yanks have double-header tomorrow

The Ride: The Cyclones will attempt double revenge on the hated Staten Island Yankees when the teams play a single-admission doubleheader tomorrow at MCU Park. Comment

Bad pitching seals Clones fate

The Ride: Four Cyclones’ pitchers combined to walk eight batters and allowed nine runs to the Hudson Valley Renegades on the way to Brooklyn’s most lopsided loss —and second shutout — of the season. Comment

Nets draft Duke’s Plumlee, agree to blockbuster trade with Celtics

Nets: Mason Plumlee gets to play for another Coach K. Comments (1)

Clones head home after win

The Ride: Cyclones’ right-fielder James “Papa” Roche got the go-ahead single and catcher Colton Plaia knocked in two of his three RBIs in the sixth inning to beat the Renegades. Comment
Williamsburg: Don’t be afraid of the guy in shades. Comments (34)

Plastic menace: Slopers rally to ban the bag

Park Slope: Park Slope became ground zero of the anti-plastic bag movement on Monday when a coalition of tree-huggers demanded the city ban the ubiquitous delivery paraphernalia. Comments (17)
Health: McCarren Park Pool started off its second season Thursday morning in a mellow mood, as about 300 kids and adults frolicked in the water under overcast skies. Comments (1)

No! Clones drop third straight!

The Ride: The Cyclones are haveing a hard time against the Aberdeen IronBirds. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: House of Yes will shutter its Maujer Street space at the end of August, and the aerial artists claim their landlord wants to double the rent. Comments (25)

Clones shutout!

The Ride: The Cyclones failed to score a run, and got just one hit, wasting a 10-strikeout performace by pitcher John Gant. Comment

Sephora to give Municipal Building a makeover

Downtown: Downtown Brooklyn is ready for its close-up. Comments (1)

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