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Cinema: Nothing says “I love you” like tacos and dual suicide. Comments (10)

Jilted jokesters

They’ve been rejected by Hollywood — and love. Comment

It’s the house special

Dining: New restaurant Battersby is fine dining in the living room. Comment

King’s County fair

Music: Roosevelt Dime to headline country music festival. Comments (3)

Man alive! Sovereign Bank didn’t listen to Carmine!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine pretty much writes the same column he wrote last week — only better! Comments (4)

Indiana reader wants lowdown on Coney

Letters: My class is reading “A Walk Across America,” a book about Peter Jenkins walking across America to learn about the country. We decided to pick a state and learn about it, just like Peter. I picked New York for the state, and Coney Island as my “city.” Comment

Oh, man. Carmine has really had it with Sovereign Bank

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine reiterates his disdain for Sovereign Bank. Comment

Dumb love

Art: Sometimes, all you need is stupid. Comments (15)
Books: They don’t call her grand for nothing. Comment

From Craigslist to the book list

Cobble Hill: Writer Rebecca Dana pens her first book, inspired by a unique living situation with a jujitsu-practicing rabbi she met through, where else? Craigslist. Comments (4)

France takes on radical Muslims

A Britisher’s View: The United States is a multicultural monarch, but its head is in the sand when it comes to radical Islam, leaving nations like France to act against shariah-shriekers looking to gain ferocious footholds across the globe, says our columnist. Comment

Peace and quiet! Ridge religious groups hold candlelight vigil for Martin Luther King, Jr.

BoroBeat: Dozens of Ridgites gathered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Monday to remember Dr. King, Jr. and pray for peace. Comments (1)

Artist invading Boerum Hill

Artist invading Boerum Hill

Boerum Hill: Forget Buswhick, artists now prefer family-friendly Boerum Hill Comments (12)
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City moves on Borinquen traffic slowdown

Mean Streets: The Department of Transportaion is finally doing something to make a deadly road in Williamsburg — where three people have been killed in the last two years — safer for non-cars. Comments (13)

‘The Suit’ at BAM

‘The Suit’ at BAM

Theater: Apartheid-era South Africa is the true leading character in this tale of a husband and wife torn apart. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than usual Comment

E-readers- Nook, line and sinker

Not for Nuthin’: This week the Nook hooked our columnist. Comment

‘Major’ problem: How can my daughter get into college if she doesn’t have a speciality?

The Dad: This week, The Dad worries that his daughter’s love of all things will affect her ability to get into a good college. Comments (1)
BoroBeat: Kids at Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Pediatric Hematology and Oncology unit got a big treat when Disney on Ice stars Mickey and Minnie stopped by on Jan. 23. Comment

Hop on the Brooklyn Bandwagon

Nets: The season series with the Manhattan Knicks is over, and the winner is clear: Brooklyn. Check our columnists reasons why you need to start rooting for the Nets today.

Cops: Hanson Place bank robber escapes with cash after passing holdup note

Prospect Heights: Cops want the public’s help catching a brazen crook who knocked over a Carver Federal Savings Bank on Hanson Place on Jan. 22. Comment

Uh-huh. It is certainly time to hop on the Brooklyn Bandwaggon

Back Court: Hop on the Brooklyn Bandwagon. Comment

Yes, it is time to hop on the Brooklyn Bandwagon

Front Court: I challenged Brooklynites to switch allegiances from the Manhattan Knicks to your Brooklyn Nets in November, but I also understand this easier said than done (horrible Knicks’ mismanagement notwithstanding). But after Monday’s Martin Luther Kind Day regular season finale between the two rivals, the choice is clear: Brooklyn is where it’s at. Comments (3)
DUMBO: Get rid of a waiter? There’s an app for that. Comments (10)

Albanese: Bloomberg failed city schools

The former Bay Ridge councilman, who is looking to replace Mayor Bloomberg, says he will do better than hizzoner at the negotiating table. Comments (6)

Parking perk poached: No more free parking for community board chairs

Chairs of community boards will have to park like the rest of us humble folk, after City Hall pulled their freebie parking permits. Comments (52)

Fantasy team! Cyclones to host Te’o-inspired ‘Fictitious Friday’

The Ride: Mark the date! Expect a night of “real” fun when the Brooklyn Cyclones lampoon sports stars on June 21. Comments (2)

The Mayor, the Boardwalk, the Radio, and Lou Powsner

Speak Out: This week, Lou recalls a radio a recent radio broadcast, and his time on the air. Comment

Sick player recovers to shoot Loughlin past Xaverian

High School Sports: Bishop Loughlin guard Mike Williams was feeling so light headed and dizzy that Lions coach Ed Gonzalez sat him to start the third quarter and considered not playing him again. Comment

Xaverian names new football coach

High School Sports: Xaverian High School has fired its varsity football coach after a 2–7 season and replaced him with a former Clippers assistant. Comment

Jeffries: If push comes to shove, I will ‘get Brooklyn’ on Rep. Paul Ryan

When you’re the new guy trying to get respect in the big House, you go after the craziest person in there. For freshman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D–Fort Greene), that man is Rep. Paul Ryan (R–Wisconsin). Comments (11)

Parkside plaza a possibility, if neighbors will fund maintenance

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: The city has finally agreed to build a plaza outside the Parkside Avenue Q station — but the neighborhood activists who have long fought for the public space will be the ones footing the bill. Comments (6)

Once again, Stan’s got the numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week Stand provides the statistics Comment

C notes for Slope music school: Amy Winehouse charity gives $25K

Park Slope: The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is singing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse after the Grammy-winning crooner’s parents donated $25,000 to the Park Slope arts academy. Comments (1)

Prep rally! School raises $6,000 for charity with dance show

BoroBeat: Students at Poly Prep High School raised money for special-needs charities with the annual Afternoon of Student Choreography show on Jan. 13. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment
High School Sports: Bishop Ford broke out after a lethargic first half and earned a comfortable 51–38 win over visiting All Hallows Catholic boys basketball Wednesday night. Comment

Bonnies top rival Kearney

High School Sports: Fontbonne Hall’s Cindy Henderson had to slow down to deliver the Bonnies an important win. Comment

St Edmunds transforms civic meeting into symphony

BoroBeat: This band is more than meets the eye. Comment

Fairway is coming our way!

Red Hook: The storm-slammed Red Hook grocery store will reopen soon, supermarket honchos say. Comments (9)

Golden under the gun — Brooklyn Republicans blast GOP pol for assault rifle vote

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn Republican leaders are up in arms over state Sen. Marty Golden’s support for New York’s tough new gun law. Comments (18)
Checkin’ in with: But Mallory Hagan, Brooklyn’s latest success story, promises she will be back. Comments (1)

Blocked shot: The story that couldn’t be told

High School Sports: Our columist argues that everyone benefits when reporters write about high school sports. Comment

Sandy hit ‘em hard — but they’re back and ready to serve you once more!

Sheepshead Bay: Emmons Avenue is beginning to take shape again, with some businesses re-iopening along the Sandy-scarred waterfront. Comment
Gowanus: That giant desktop computer and 17-inch monitor you bought in 2003: $2,200 Comment

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