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Music: Cantor Helfgot is bringing Jewish music to the Barclays Center — and he’s rolling deep with violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Comments (2)

Motown goes hardcore

Motown goes hardcore

Motown has never been so hardcore. Comments (2)
Event: Next blizzard, don’t get stuck at home with regular whiskey. Comments (4)

How is Carmine going to pay for his coffin now?

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine looks for life insurance in all the wrong places. Comments (7)

Our letters are back, and better than ever!

Letters: Thank you, Shavana Abruzzo (“A Britisher’s View”) for your column on the Tawana Brawley hoax and fiasco (“Time to come clean, Tawana,” Feb. 8). Comment

Carmine has a life insurance story for you

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher thinks he’s found a way to pay for his funeral, but has the rug pulled out from under him by a game show host! Comment

The naked truth

Theater: Who says it’s bad manners to kiss and tell? Comments (1)
Fashion: A Greenpoint jewelry studio is taking a page from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Comments (5)

At this bar, the writing is on the walls

Bar Scrawl: Our roving bartoonist heads to a Bushwick bookstore that doubles as a bar. Comments (3)

Murder that mold

Gerritsen Beach: All most of us know about mold is that it’s bad. Here’s an explainer on how to clean it and how to kill it. Comment

It’s radio for the eyes!

It’s radio for the eyes!

Event: These performers are giving a face to radio. Comment

Training days: F line will run fast, skip stops this weekend!

Weekend Watch: Brooklyn demands the trains, and the MTA delivereth them Comment

Christian persecution — the forgotten epidemic

A Britisher’s View: Violence against Christians living in Muslim lands is ignored by Islam’s faithful who are too busy crying wolf, sez our columnist. Comment

Sandy-flooded Brooklynites blast FEMA’s bleach advice

Link: Government advice to use bleach to clean up mold could leave Gerritsen Beachers in a bad spot, experts say. Read more…

Locals blast FEMA’s bleach advice

Gerritsen Beach: Government advice to use bleach to clean up mold could leave Gerritsen Beachers in a bad spot, experts say. Comment

New public school athletic eligabilty standards step in the right direction

Joe Knows: This week, our columnist looks at the city plan to make sure student athletes do better in the classroom. Comment

Man Man overboard: Pop goes the experimental rock band

Music: Man Man leader Ryan Kattner swears that he’s just trying to write the next great pop song, yet he boasts about how the band’s sound is completely different compared to anything else in contemporary music. Comment

Lethargic Nets enter All-Star break in need of a break

Front Court: The All-Star game cannot come soon enough for the Nets, who, following the injured Deron Williams’ cue, are really limping into the break. Comment

Cheer up, Tyshawn! Nets angsty rookie has no reason to feel down

Back Court: Being a professional basketball player seems like a pretty sweet gig, but for most of his rookie season, Nets point guard Tyshawn Taylor’s Twitter account has chronicled a man of constant sorrow. Comments (1)

The play’s the movie!

The play’s the movie!

Theater: It’s a play within a movie within a play. Comment

People’s Playground’s poet laureate creates Coney comeback carol

Coney Island: The spirit of Coney Island — and of one-time resident Woody Guthrie — lives on in the latest song by the poet laureate of the People’s Playground, Amos Wengler. Comment

Mr. Honka goes to Washington

Standing O: Ronald Honka, Jr. was invited to attend the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Comment

Coney City Council candidates clash

Coney Island: The candidates vying for Domenic Recchia’s City Council seat seem to agree on everything — especially that their opponent is totally unqualified. Comment
Digital editions: It began when our neolithic cousins painted each other messages of love, hope, warning, and consternation on the wet, limestone walls of their cave dwellings. Simple sketches of the animals they preyed on and that preyed on them. See the deer. The bear. The rhinoceros. See their messages of passion, of hope, and of despair. Now see our front page. Be quiet and look for moment — behold the stories, the headlines, the photographs, and those awesome shots of the Guns N’ Roses cover bands. Do you feel that? It’s the echoes of our ancestors’ long-forgotten dreams. Reflect for a moment, then get out there and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Me? Perfect? Perish the thought

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie learns to let go. Comment
Music: The battle between Brooklyn’s all-female Guns N’ Roses cover bands is turning into an all-out civil war that’s pitting musical prowess against a---less chaps. Comments (12)

Brooklynites moving to Poconos for cheap real estate, fresh air

Forget East Williamsburg — realtors say the hottest new neighborhood for Brooklynites looking to relocate is East Stroudsburg. Comments (35)

Nets fans getting a Shack attack

Dining: It’s a big win for Nets fans: the beloved burger-and-fries joint Shake Shack announced Tuesday that it will open its second Brooklyn location — this one right across the street from the Barclays Center. Comments (1)

Greenpoint homeless shelter on the move

Greenpoint: A controversial North Brooklyn homeless shelter has found a new home — moving out of the Greenpoint Reformed Church less than three months after it opened. Comment

A bad review for Rex Reed

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist unloads on the famous movie critic for making fun of an actor’s weight. Comment

Free book boxes keep fiction afloat outside waterlogged libraries

Mini-libraries are letting storm-shattered neighborhoods turn the page on Hurricane Sandy. Comment

No quarter! Coney arcade kicked out

It’s game over for the Coney Island Arcade. Comment
Boerum Hill: The Brooklyn Public Library wants to sell-off the beloved, Carnegie-era Pacific Street branch to escape $9-million in repair costs. Comments (11)

Sandy disaster loan deadlines extended

The Small Business Administration has extended its deadlines for Sandy-hit small businesses and homeowners to apply for disaster loans — and it’s offering application help from the experts. Comment

Remember when it snowed?

Photo Galleries: The weekend’s majestic snowfall has turned into slush, but through these photos, its glory lives on. Comment

Blackbirds fend off St. Francis surge

Long Island University nearly watched a 14-point first-half lead get away, but fended off St. Francis 83–75 in the Battle of Brooklyn at the Barclays Center Sunday afternoon. Comment

Lou rambles about the Gamblings

Speak Out: This week, our columnist goes on and on about his favorite radio station — and program — which he’s listened to since the 1920s. Comment

Bishop Ford misses chance to claim first-ever title

The Bishop Ford girl’s basketball team narrowly missed their chance to make school history and clinch its first-ever Brooklyn-Queens Division I regular season title. Comment

Vikings vanquished by St. Mary’s

The South Shore girls basketball team hadn’t played basketball together since Thursday, thanks to the winter storm that hit the area — and it showed. Comment

Housing planned for DUMBO’s elephant mural building

DUMBO: DUMBO will lose a lot of color and a piece of history if a development company gets permission to level an old graffiti-covered garage to make room for a six-story residential building. Comments (8)

What will happen if Long Island College Hospital closes?

Vox Pop: Long Island College Hospital is dead unless state medical authorities determine that neighbors can’t find quality care elsewhere. So we asked Brooklynites how they feel about plans to close the ailing Cobble Hill facility — and they told us they are worried about what they will do if they slice a finger off. Comments (1)

Ride the Sal-way! Albanese calls for mayor-run transit system

Bay Ridge: Hop on the Sal train! Comments (23)
Gerritsen Beach: In death, an elderly Brooklyn seaman fulfilled his destiny, according to the Gerritsen Beach man who saved his life — twice. Comment

Stan writes about the Holocaust, so we remember the Holocaust

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist reminds us of what did happen. Comment

Not in our backyard!

Sheepshead Bay: A drug counseling center is suffering from withdrawal of community approval, after its new location in Sheepshead Bay was okayed by the community board, but then rejected by the community — and now even its landlord. Comment

New life for Kensington lot

Kensington: Developers have released plans for a seven story, 73-unit building on Caton Place. Comments (3)

Xaverian two-sport star headed to Indiana

High School Sports: Xaverian running back Laray Smith struggled with choice between playing football or running track at a high level in college, but now that he’s committed to Indiana University, he’ll do both. Comment

Whitehead, Lincoln hold off South Shore to claim division title

Coney Island: Abraham Lincoln’s Isaiah Whitehead was eager for redemption as he was fouled with 19.9 seconds remaining and headed back to the line, with first place up for grabs, and his team up by just one point. Comment
Meadows of Shame: Damaged emergency rescue ladders around the banks of Prospect Park’s frozen lake put lives in jeopardy, park watchdogs claim. Comments (5)

Long Island College Hospital set to close

Cobble Hill: The board of the State University of New York voted to close Long Island College Hospital after years of financial trouble. Comments (9)

Politicians flip-flop on Brooklyn College’s pro-Palestine lecture

Park Slope: A heavily publicized Brooklyn College lecture on boycotting Israeli goods didn’t differ much from the run-of-the-mill discussions commonplace at universities around the world — and the borough politicians who turned it into international news wound up looking as impressionable as first-semester freshmen when it was all said and done on Thursday night. Comments (42)
Here’s an advisory of cancellations around town due to Nor’easter Nemo — if we’ve missed something, please let us know in the comments. Stay warm! Comments (1)

Doctors: We have an antidote for Long Island College Hospital’s imminent demise

Cobble Hill: Doctors at Long Island College Hospital say they may have found a way to stave off the facility’s imminent demise — getting the State University of New York to sell the institution to a buyer that will keep it open. Comments (5)

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