New pediatric clinic coming to Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill: As one Cobble Hill medical center faces closure, another is set to open. Comments (4)

California uber alles: Artist drives through L.A., points camera skyward

Art: Look, up in the sky — it’s a video art installation! Comment

Plays show little has changed since Matthew Shepherd’s murder

Theater: The true story of one of America’s most notorious hate crimes will come to Brooklyn in an epic five-hour production. Comment

Meet the parent: Talk show invites guests to chat with dad

DUMBO: How would your dad’s jokes fare on late night? Comment

Carmine can’t believe what they did to his column

Sunday Screech: I’m madder than one of my throngs of loyal readers who was left scratching his head last week when some hack rewrote my column without my permission or approval. Comments (15)
Music: If you’re planning on spending Valentine’s Day locked inside your bedroom crying and listening to Morrissey croon, remember — misery loves company. Comments (6)

Carmine can’t believe what that hack did to his column

Big Screecher: I’m madder than one of my throngs of loyal readers who was left scratching his head last week when some hack rewrote my column without my permission or approval. Comment

The writing’s on the skin: Historians share tales of tattoos, love, and tragedy

Art: Diamonds are forever, but ink is more specific. Comments (6)
Music: For every romantic Valentine’s Day, there’s the day after. Comment

Money maker: Artist makes new form of currency for Williamsburg and Greenpoint

Williamsburg: Mary Jeys is carrying a torch for a time when money was spent locally. Comments (17)

Punch drank with love

Bar Scrawl: Our roving bartoonist heads to a Williamsburg watering hole where punch is the featured beverage. Comments (3)
Nightlife: Grab your heart-shaped kibbles, there’s puppy love in the air. Comments (6)

Tawana Brawley can run, but she can’t hide from the truth

A Britisher’s View: The teenage girl whose name became synonymous with racial tensions and lies is now a woman who needs to ‘fess up to her falsehoods, writes our columnist. Comment
Shopping: It will be like shopping for an episode of “Mad Men” — directed by John Waters. Comment

Library fund-raiser is one for the record books

Reading is fundamental — and fund-raising is instrumental! Comment

Love bites: Five great Valentine’s Day ideas

David Diamante, Nets announcer and owner of Diamante’s Brooklyn Cigar Lounge: “For guys: buy a month’s membership to the famed Gleason’s Gym. For gals: Pick up her favorite flowers from your local Brooklyn farmers market. For dinner, visit La Palina — an old-school, red-sauce Italian restaurant in Bensonhurst. Get the baked clams.” Comment

Artist uses Gowanus Canal sludge as paint

Gowanus: Talk about oil-based paint! Comments (30)
It would be faster using a card catalogue! Comments (7)

Brooklyn in the spotlight: College showdown draws sharp views from around the globe

The controversy over a talk on a pro-Palestine movement at Brooklyn College gains international attention. Comments (3)

No place like home — Sandy refugees plan to leave Ridge

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge is great, but it ain’t the beach. Comment
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Stabbed in the backside! Perp knifes bouncer in the buttocks at scandal-scarred lounge

Bay Ridge: It’s Bay Ridge’s edgiest nightclub! Comment

Senior duo paces Bishop Loughlin past Mary Louis

Bishop Loughlin seniors Jasmine Alston and Imani Tate helped the Lions bounce back from consecutive losses with a key league win that keeps them in contention for an appearance in Catholic Class AA state playoffs for the first time. Comment
The Brooklyn Tech wrestling team established itself as a city power by winning its second Public School Athletic League duel meet title in four years. Comment

Face-paced Fieldston runs past Poly in second half

Poly Prep appeared on its way to a defensively dominant victory, but things changed quickly after halftime. Comment

Knee surgery has the Dad waiting on his daughter

The Dad: This week, the Dad tries to make something of his time playing gopher for his teen. Comments (1)

Scorched by Heat, Nets need new strategy

Scorched by Heat, Nets need new strategy

Nets: What can the Nets learn after getting creamed by the Heat once again? Our columnists weigh in below.

If you can’t beat them, don’t join them

Front Court: The Nets will never defeat Miami by playing like Miami. Comment

Small ball a good call

Back Court: Is bigger really better? Comment
Cobble Hill: The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center wants to pull the plug on Long Island College Hospital this week. Comments (3)

Not pretty in pink

Not pretty in pink

Downtown: Illegal changes at the old Gage and Tollner building in Downtown have the Landmarks Preservation Commission seeing red — and hot pink. Comments (8)
Checkin’ in with: We took a moment to chat with the Public Advocate about why he truly is an “outer-borough working dad,” how he feels about bike lanes, and whether or not he is a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op. Comments (64)
Midwood: Bingo! Comment
Red Hook: Red Hookers will once again be able to sink their teeth into fine artisanal cheeses and organic produce in less than a month. Comment

Joanna rates the Super Bowl commercials

Not for Nuthin’: Talk about your firsts. Sheesh. Comment

Nothing’s better than something!

Gerritsen Beach: Sometimes nothing is better than something. Comment

Albanese on the offensive!

Politics: Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese is blasting hizzoner’s budget and two of his campaign rivals for failing to secure vital funding for city services. Comment
The Long Island University men’s basketball team was one play away from extending its winning streak to seven and moving into a tie for first place. Comment

Under the deep end! Feds may bury Gowanus sewage tank beneath Double D Pool

Cleaning Our Waterways: The feds may force the city to bury a giant holding tank for raw sewage and runoff beneath Thomas Green Playground and Douglass-Degraw Pool as part of the planned half-billion dollar cleanup of the Gowanus Canal. Comments (38)
Sheepshead Bay: A Sheepshead Bay man volunteering with a local flu-shot drive saved his own life when he opted for a spur-of-the-moment blood-pressure check. Comment

Pulitzer-winning poet Tracy K. Smith talks about literary life in Brooklyn

Checkin’ in with: This Brooklyn literary star doesn’t have name recognition of Paul Auster, the book sales of Jonathan Safran Foer, or notoriety of Amy Sohn — but she has one thing those esteemed borough scribes covet: a Pulitzer Prize. Comment

Big change at Heights homeless shelter

Brooklyn Heights: The respite bed shelter at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is getting a sex change. Comments (1)

Gunmen pull men from car and drive off

Bensonhurst: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment

Vandals’ ‘scratchiti’ makes woman wish for the days of graffiti

Kensington: When one Kensington woman sees the front door of her building, the scratches on the glass look to her like fingernails on a blackboard sound. Comments (3)

City: Slope salon ran gambling ring

Park Slope: One Park Slope salon has had a brush with the law. Comment
Perspective: Mayor Koch is gone, and that got us wondering who was the best mayor in the history of New York City. Comments (31)
Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Public Library wants to cut off its nose to save its face. Comments (3)
Bar Scrawl: We mistakenly failed to post two fantastic Bar Scrawls by our legendary bartoonist Bill Roundy — so we’re righting our wrongs and brightnening your Monday by bundling them together. Enjoy! Comments (2)

Stan unloads on gun haters

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan wonders how safe his guns are from the government. Comment

Sandy blows away critics

Development: An illegally operating Emmons Avenue market is enjoying the community’s support for the first time in years, and its all thanks to one event that changed everything — Hurricane Sandy. Comment
Photo Galleries: We have dug through our massive photo archives and found a bunch of pictures of Mayor Ed Koch, who died today of congestive heart failure at the age of 88. Check them out, and let us know your remembrances on the man who led New York City back from oblivion during his reign as mayor from 1978 until 1989. Comments (9)

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