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Conversation with Swamp Thing

Comic book characters live and die by the writers who are trusted with their fates. Comment

Ground on fire

Take a walk on the warm side. Comment

Music to time travel to

Music: Some songs are perfect for the car stereo — but this Brooklyn band performs music meant to be blasted in a time machine. Comment

Lit flicks: Comic readings of movie novelizations

Park Slope: They might be movie classics — but literary masterpieces they ain’t. Comment

FYI: Carmine says people should say what they mean, and mean what they say

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher unloads letters that mean nothing, and he honors BWECC!’s couple of the year! Comments (1)

Met building in Brighton Beach a mold depot after Sandy

Letters: Readers chew over the fat about mold, the Second Amendment, Shavana Abruzzo, store solicitations — and more — on the most talk-tastic letters page in town. Comment

Carmine can’t take acronyms!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher unloads letters that mean nothing, and he honors BWECCs! couple of the year! Comment

Booze clues: Bistro wins holy war over church using pet store as evidence

Prospect Heights: Let there be booze! Comments (8)

Drawbridge up for good

Drawbridge up for good

Mill Basin: The Belt Parkway’s only drawbridge is being raised — permanently! As part of a sweeping reconstruction project along the Belt Parkway, the Mill Basin Drawbridge is being replaced by a wider and — more importantly — higher bridge. Comment

Original gentrifiers: Eat and drink like our Dutch forefathers at city’s oldest house

The Dutch were into fresh bread, local beer and farm-raised pork belly before it was cool. Comments (26)

Red Hookers share their Sandy stories in oral history project

Red Hook: Residents and merchants of Hurricane Sandy-slammed Red Hook can share their stories about the storm — and help their neighborhood the next time disaster strikes. Comments (1)

Hey Peej, bring Brook back

Front Court: The All-Star break broke Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez. Comment

Joe is anything but average: No Nets sub can cover for Johnson

Back Court: Does Joe Johnson mean more to the Nets than Deron Williams? Comment

The Pope’s exit not divine

A Britisher’s View: Pope Benedict’s resignation is nothing to sanctify, says our columnist, who feels he should have hung in there till the bitter end to guide, direct, and deliver justice to the faithful. Comment

Kids write, direct, and score musicals at Murrow High School

BoroBeat: Students at the Midwood high school took part in the annual school-wide competition, SING!, to compose and perform their own plays. Comment

Brooklyn rides free

Weekend Watch: It’s the rarest of rare moments: Manhattan — not Brooklyn — is getting hell on rails this weekend. So stay off the trains if you decide to cross the West River this weekend. Comments (2)

LICH-EROO! State wanted to save hospital before killing it

Cobble Hill: The state wanted to save Long Island College Hospital and kill another beleaguered medical institution in Flatbush — before it approved the exact opposite. Comments (11)

Brooklyn Buddha

Gowanus: Eddie Pepitone has struggled to find happiness his entire life. Comment

Same clean results, now organic: Soap-maker helps you craft an all-natural bar

Greenwood Heights: Make your own soap from scratch like the early pioneers did — plain, unadulterated, and not loaded with phony fragrances. Comment
Digital editions: Thank you, thank you so much. We just can’t believe we’re really up here right now. Okay, first off we need to thank Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg for inventing the printing press, and Cai Lun for coming up with paper. We really wouldn’t be here tonight if it wasn’t for them. We need to say thank you to the readers — all the people who read. You guys inspire us everyday, so keep at it. And thank you to Brooklyn — there’s nowhere like it in the world and we are proud to be its hometown paper. Wait, are they playing the music already? Okay, we’ll keep it short — thanks to everyone out there who keeps hustlin’ in Brooklyn! Read more…
Bay Ridge: The Gowanus Expressway underpass is a green light for motorists heading into Bay Ridge on Fourth Avenue to put their foot on the gas, an investigation by this paper found — and some residents argue it’s time for police to put the brakes on the roadway’s rubber-burners. Comments (62)
Warm hearts are helping Sandy-impacted youth hockey players get back out on the ice. Comment
Link: A baby dolphin was found washed up on the beach off the Coney Island Boardwalk on Saturday, and despite the best efforts of a good Samaritan, the poor creature passed away on the beach, according to witnesses. Read more…

Dolphin dies at Coney

Dolphin dies at Coney

Coney Island: Brooklyn — where dolphins go to die. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Mama Mia! That’s a whole lot of scarolla! Comment

Kids, dogs, and letting go of the leash

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie compares raising her kids to raising her dog. Comment

Super bowl!

Super bowl!

BoroBeat: Big-hearted alley cats bowled to raise money for cancer research at Maple Lanes on Feb. 24. Comment

Candy, Costumes, and Customs!

Candy, Costumes, and Customs!

Bay Ridge: Here’s the whole Megillah! Comment

Bankruptcy may do what Prohibition couldn’t: Stop the beer from flowing at P.J. Hanley’s

Changing Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s oldest watering hole could go the way of the trolley car after it is sold at auction next month. Comments (15)

On Oscar night, MacFarlane was the boob

Not for Nuthin’: Finally! Joanna gives her take on the Oscars! Comment

FEMA extends aid deadlines

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has again extended deadlines for post-Sandy assistance. Comment
Gravesend: It may be the year of the snake, but David Boody students’ lunar New Year performance drew no hisses. Comment

Bishop Ford falters

The Bishop Ford girls basketball team has endured significant changes from the last time it had a chance to secure first place, with the suspensions of head coach Mike Toro and star Aaliyah Jones. The result, however, remained the same — a disappointing loss. Comment

Chairwoman makes Council bid

Sheepshead Bay: Community Board 15 chairwoman Theresa Scavo has declared herself a Democratic candidate in the race to replace term-limited Councilman Michael Nelson (D–Midwood). Comment

Sleds on the beach!

Sleds on the beach!

Coney Island: Brooklyn Cub and Boy Scouts competed in the annual Klondike Derby at the Coney Island Boardwalk on Saturday. Comment

Part or parcel: Property puzzle as eatery vies to serve booze near church

Prospect Heights: It’s the separation of church — and real estate! Comments (12)
Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Flea and its Smorgasburg food bazaar will move to East River State Park in a one-block shift that will transform a waterside green space into an artisan shopping mecca on Saturdays and Sundays. Comments (9)

Assemblyman Dov Hikind dons blackface for Purim

The Assemblyman defended the decision on a blog post claiming, “It’s Purim,” before partially apologizing at a hastily organized press conference yesterday afternoon. Comments (54)

American hotel

Books: A photographer and writer team — the latter a former Brooklyn Paper arts editor and Steely Dan correspondent — have produced a book of photo essays on the lives of newly arrived immigrants fleeing from famine, war, and persecution. Comments (1)

Enter the matrix: Hackers get together for marathon session in Bushwick

Art: You’ve touched a computer, you’ve talked to a computer, but have you fed one food? Comments (1)

Blackbirds fall to Wagner on late putback

Bay Ridge: Long Island University fought back from a double-digit deficit in the final minutes, but a last-second put-back by Kenneth Ortiz handed the Blackbirds a heartbreaking 94–92 loss to Staten Island’s Wagner College on Sunday on the Rock. Comment

Third-quarter woes doom Loughlin in diocesan title game loss

High School Sports: The third time was not a charm, and the third quarter became a nightmare for Bishop Loughlin Friday night. Comment

Fort Hamilton recalls black civil rights struggle

Bay Ridge: Fort Ham honored Black History Month by inviting Bronx dance troupe INSPIRIT and African-American poet Sean Ingram to perform for soldiers, base employees, and civilian families. Comment

Jefferson boys wins public school indoor track title

Lesley Clervil went from worst to first and, in the process, led Thomas Jefferson to the Public School Athletic League boys indoor track and field title Sunday. Comment

Bloody Clinton Street death an accident abetted by illness, husband claims

Carroll Gardens: A Carroll Gardens woman who died on Saturday after she was found bloody and unconscious in her Clinton Street brownstone fell and hit her head on the kitchen floor because she was weak from illness, according to her husband. Read more…

Brooklyn wins again!

Brooklyn wins again!

We’ve got Miss America — and we’ve got America’s best supporting actress! Comments (1)

Fatal crash in Brooklyn Heights: Pedestrian killed when pickup jumps curb

Mean Streets: A 48-year-old Brooklyn Heights woman died Friday after a pickup truck slammed into her on a sidewalk on Clinton Street, police said. Comments (10)

Big BIDness on Washington Avenue! Merchants weigh tax to cover street improvements

Prospect Heights: Merchants on a neglected Prospect Heights avenue say business will boom if the street becomes more clean, lively, and organized — and they want to start collecting an annual fee from all landlords on the thoroughfare to make it happen. Comments (3)

Siren song! Ambulance services back at Coney Island Hospital

Coney Island: Coney Island Hospital announced that its emergency department is now open and taking 911 calls, four months after Sandy swamped its lower stories and left it in critical condition. Comment

Stan brings you America by the numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: Our columnist is back with the percentages that get you thinking. Comment

Cops hunt Clinton Hill gunman

Clinton Hill: Cops are asking for help collaring a gunman who shot a man in Clinton Hill earlier this month. Comment

Oh G! MTA to study ‘Brooklyn Local’

Transit: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will conduct a comprehensive review of the G train, raising hopes that improvements to the maligned line won’t be far behind. Comments (8)

Higher meter rates pitched for Atlantic, Court, Smith

Finding parking in Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, and Brooklyn Heights will get more expensive — and hopefully easier — under a city proposal that calls for jacking up meter rates to curb spot-hogging drivers. Comments (32)

New eateries coming to Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Attention foodies: Brooklyn Bridge Park will be stuffed dining options this summer. Comments (4)

Bishop Ford’s coach Toro, ADs suspended

Bishop Ford athletic directors Pete Goyco and Eileen Egan and head girls basketball coach Mike Toro have been suspended as the school investigates possible improper financial assistance to members of the girls basketball team, the school announced in a statement last Wednesday. Comment
Windsor Terrace: A new, smaller Key Food will open in the Prospect Avenue space where a beloved Key Food closed last summer, marking a huge win for Windsor Terrace activists who threatened to boycott the incoming drugstore tenant if their grocery needs went unmet. Comments (14)

Execution in Canarsie

Canarsie: A cold-hearted goon murdered a man — execution style — on a Canarsie sidewalk in the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday, according to police. Comment

New Embrace Winter Festival kicks off in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge finally got to embrace winter on Feb. 16, after recovering from winter’s embrace. Comment

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