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Where to go swimming in Brooklyn this summer

Hot weather is here. Luckily, Brooklyn has a wealth of pools and beaches to cool your jets. Check out our guide to beaches and outdoor pools of all sizes that are coming open very soon. Comment

Get bent! Free yoga classes in Marine Park

Fitness: If you think yoga classes are beyond your reach, this is the class for you. Comments (1)

Get bent! Free yoga classes in Marine Park

Fitness: If you think yoga classes are beyond your reach, this is the class for you. Comment

Zimmer-men and women to play whole Bob Dylan album for his birthday

Music: A group of musicians will bring it all back home and revisit “Highway 61 Revisited” as they celebrate Bob Dylan’s 73rd birthday with a tribute show in Prospect Heights on May 30. Comment

Zimmer-men and women to play whole Bob Dylan album for his birthday

Music: A group of musicians will bring it all back home and revisit “Highway 61 Revisited” as they celebrate Bob Dylan’s 73rd birthday with a tribute show in Prospect Heights on May 30. Comment

Get the scoop on cooling cones

Dining: If the name doesn’t say it all, don’t be surprised to find foods like chorizo, beets, celery, pumpernickel, manchego, or olive oil in your fresh scoops of this small-batch ice cream. Popular not only for shock value but for its absolutely delectability, OddFellows is a Brooklyn favorite (and they recently opened an East Village location!), with up to 10 ice cream Comment

Walk back through knish-tory with this food historian

Books: Former Brooklyn Paper contributor and persistent knish buff Laura Silver has penned a book about her beloved pastry. Comments (10)
Music: The synth-pop practitioners who make up Young Heel do it themselves, but you wouldn’t know it to listen to them. Comments (3)
Music: The synth-pop practitioners who make up Young Heel do it themselves, but you wouldn’t know it to listen to them. Comment

Where to eat amazing ice cream in Brooklyn this summer

Dining: The Polar Vortex is long gone and it is almost time to crave a gust of cold air to break the sweltering heat of a Brooklyn summer. Should it not arrive in enough of a hurry, there is always ice cream. Comment

Open season at Coney Island!

Coney Island: The People’s Playground is back! Comment
Dining: Summer is upon us and it is time for some al fresco dining. Comments (4)
Dining: Any day now, it’s going to be time for some al fresco dining. Comment

Head outdoors for a breath of Brooklyn

The borough’s urban jungle has plenty of mileage for the intrepid, so branch out and see what exploits lie beyond your stoop. Comment

Head outdoors for a breath of Brooklyn

The borough’s urban jungle has plenty of mileage for the intrepid, so branch out and see what exploits lie beyond your stoop. Comment

Walk back through knish-tory with this food historian

Books: Former Brooklyn Paper contributor and still knish buff Laura Silver has penned a book about her beloved pastry and will spread the love at the Central Library on Wednesday. Comment

Turn the page on the best beach reads

The BookMark Shoppe’s Picks. Comment

Turn the page on the best beach reads

Summertime is beach time, and for many that means time to catch up on some reading. We asked the borough’s brightest bookworms for their picks of the year’s best beach reads. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

Letters: Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

Carmine channels Al Pacino … and Costanza!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher things he’s out, and they pull him back in! Comment

A long, deranged trip it was

February Houses: The far-off setting is all the same to the self-involved characters in this novel from Williamsburg publisher Autonomedia. Comments (1)

BayFest overflows: Sheepshead Bay swells with visitors for annual fair

Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay’s flagship street fair drew huge crowds over the weekend. Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Got plans the coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment
Bushwick: An occult bookstore in Bushwick, is hosting a 24-hour variety show pledge drive to fund the installation of a garden out back. Comments (3)
Bushwick: An occult bookstore in Bushwick is hosting a 24-hour variety show and streaming it online to fund the installation of a garden. Comment

U.S. veterans, dead and alive, deserve our gratitude and support on Memorial Day — and every day

A Britisher’s View: Memorial Day is more than a day for shopping, barbecues, and welcoming summer, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices of our battlefield bravehearts — deceased and living — writes our columnist. Comment

It’s Memorial play weekend in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: It’s Memorial Day Weekend — and Bay Ridge Nights knows how to make it one to remember! Comment

Car wars! Ridgites say livery cabs are taking over block

Bay Ridge: Neighbors along 74th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues say that a car service is clogging their block with vehicles — and leaving little room for anyone else. Comments (13)

Ridge civic superhero passes on

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge activist Maureen Stramka — a member of scores of community groups — passed away on May 16. Comment

Ridge civic superhero passes on

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge activist Maureen Stramka — a member of scores of community groups — passed away on May 16. Comments (2)

Standing O is at it again!

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

Car wars! Ridgites say livery cabs are taking over block

Bay Ridge: Neighbors along 74th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues say that a car service is clogging their block with vehicles — and leaving little room for anyone else. Comment
Sunset Park: Whatcha gonna do when She-Hulkamania runs wild on you? Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: Call it Arab Spring cleaning! Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: Call it Arab Spring cleaning! Comment

Sources say Cymbrowitz in plot to privatize Brighton’s beach

Will’s Watch: Call it Brighton shock. Comment
Digital editions: Shortstop Stepehn Drew, who turned down a $14.1-million deal from the World Champs this past off-season, finally signed with the Red Sox on Wednesday. Drew accepted a $10-million offer, forfeiting about $4.1 million in salary that he would of made had he signed before the season started. Of course, you’ll read none of this in this week’s print edition of The Brooklyn Paper, but we let you know about it because we want to make sure you keep hustling, Brooklyn! Read more…

Are my kids living up to their potential?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wonders if she needs to push her kids more, of if they’ll figure it all out on their own. Comments (1)

New softball playoff format misguided

Joe Knows: The Public School Athletic League’s expanded softball playoff format doesn’t help anyone. Comment

Nets season wrap-up

Off-season could be more exciting than this season

Front Court: Face it. The Nets were built to win this year. But they didn’t. Comment

D-answer is losing D-Will

Back Court: D-Will they or D-won’t they? Comment
Marine Park: Two people are dead after a collision at a notoriously dangerous intersection on the border of Marine Park and Mill Basin on May 19. Comment

Police say family argument led to murder and attempted suicide

Bay Ridge: A family dispute in Bay Ridge left a mother dead and her husband and child hospitalized early Tuesday morning in what police describe as a murder and attempted suicide. Comment
Parenting: The mall office of a Bedford-Stuyvesant politician might not be the first place breastfeeding moms think to go when nature suckles — and the pol wants that to change. Comments (6)

Dead air! We pester Gov. Cuomo to explain his LICH game plan

Hospitals in Crisis: Why we are calling, e-mailing, tweeting at, and sending faxes to Cuomo every day. Comments (4)
Flatbush: The conflagration gutted a floor of the Ocean Avenue complex. Comment

Joanna has advice for the city’s first lady

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Jo answers Chirlane McCray, and has some advice about her public relations rep. Comment

End of the road: Runner dies after collapsing at Half Marathon finish line

Coney Island: Organizers have not identified the deceased athlete. He suffered a heart attack after finishing the grueling race, according to reports. Comment

All’s fair at Kings County Fair

BoroBeat: Newcomers to the annual shindig at Aviator Sports Center said Brooklyn’s largest carnival is a real gem. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

All’s fair in Southern Brooklyn

BoroBeat: Newcomers to the annual Kings County Fair at Aviator Sports Center said Brooklyn’s largest carnival is a real gem. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Ride of the Valkyries! Scandinavians seize Ridge over weekend

Bay Ridge: This ain’t the History Channel, folks! Comment

Ride of the Valkyries! Scandinavians seize Ridge over weekend

Bay Ridge: This ain’t the History Channel, folks! Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The Prospect Park Zoo’s flock of sheep got a haircut over the weekend, to the shear delight of onlookers. Comment
Photo Galleries: When a Spanish colonist comes along, you must whip him. Comment

Role models: Boys and Girls club holds fashion show

Marine Park: Call them model youth. Comment

Two long-serving assemblywomen announce retirement

Politics: Two of Brooklyn’s leading ladies are bowing out. Comment

Two long-serving assemblywomen announce retirement

Politics: Two of Brooklyn’s leading ladies are bowing out. Comments (2)

Burned Rebar couple could get lucky after all

DUMBO: A Williamsburg venue is looking to turn the fortunes of one unlucky couple burned by the abrupt closure of the Dumbo gastropub Rebar upside down. Comment
Photo Galleries: The conflagration gutted a floor of the Ocean Avenue complex. Comments (5)
Photo Galleries: A flock of athletes, 25,500 of them, ran so far away at the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday. Comment
Windsor Terrace: Catholic advocates’ Hail Mary pass to save their beloved Windsor Terrace parochial school may be falling short, leaving some to question their very beliefs. Comment

Runner dies after collapsing at Half Marathon finish line

Organizers have not identified the deceased athlete. He suffered a heart attack after finishing the grueling race, according to reports. Comments (7)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The Prospect Park Zoo’s flock of sheep got a haircut over the weekend, to the shear delight of onlookers. Comment
High School Sports: Brooklyn Tech thinks of itself as a second-half team — and proved it in the championship game. Comment
Sunset Park: When a Spanish colonist comes along, you must whip him. Comment
High School Sports: Eagle Academy for Young Men II stuck to what it did all year and got a stellar performance from goalie Victor Godette to complete an undefeated championship season. Comment

Nazareth baseball thriving in return to Catholic League

High School Sports: Nazareth baseball returned to the Catholic High School League and showed it can be one of its top teams. Comment
High School Sports: Michael Giordano had some difficult choices to make at the start of the season, but those decisions paid off. Comment
The Subway Series remains a main event for Brooklynites, and fans would like to see the Mets and Yankees face off more than just four times each season. Comment
Manhattan Beach: Residents are living in fear of falling branches, but the city ignores their cries for help. Comment

Waiting game: Fort Greene development decades in the making

Fort Greene: A real estate tycoon and mayoral also-ran’s vision for a Fort Greene block is finally coming together — more than 30 years after he bought the property. Comments (18)
Neighbors are more upset about the noise and dust the impending demolition of the 103-year-old Jackson Street Settlement House will kick up than the fact that legendary Kings County novelist Betty Smith taught sewing to the kids of immigrants there or that the Williamsburg institution made an appearance in her lesser-known second novel “Tomorrow Will be Better.” Comments (4)
Brighton Beach: It’s a jungle in there! Comment
Photo Galleries: A flock of athletes, 25,500 of them, ran so far away at the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday. Comments (2)
Windsor Terrace: Catholic advocates’ Hail Mary pass to save their beloved Windsor Terrace parochial school may be falling short, leaving some to question their very beliefs. Comments (26)

Things not to do in Denver when you’re on dope

It’s Only My Opinion: Stan has some advice for those kids thinking of going to the mile-high city less for the mile and more for the high. Comment

Carmine channels Al Pacino … and Costanza!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher things he’s out, and they pull him back in! Comments (1)

Letter: Quit or get off the pot

In which a reader accuses us of writing while on drugs and heralding the decline of Western civilization with our alleged pro-marijuana bias. Comments (18)
Hospitals in Crisis: The state diverted ambulances from Long Island College Hospital early on Thursday morning amid a multi-directional court battle that has a judge demanding that everyone play nice. Comments (3)

Everybody’s going off the deep end at Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge Nights: Everybody’s working for the weekend — and our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com are working for you. Read more…

Temporary free G transfers tantalize long-suffering straphangers

Free the G: The hop, skip, and jump it takes to transfer from the J or M at Lorimer to the G at Broadway will no longer set straphangers back $2.50 thanks to a temporary free transfer. Comments (6)

Rebar owner behind bars, momentarily

DUMBO: Cops arrested Rebar owner Jason Stevens on felony tax fraud and theft charges on Thursday, a week after he shuttered his bar and restaurant suddenly, leaving dozens of to-be-married couples out money and a place to hold their weddings. Comment

In case you missed it: Adams heir apparent crossing a line, watchdogs say

Will’s Watch: In this week’s hard-hitting politics column over at BrooklynDaily.com, the story of how a candidate seeking Borough President Adams’ old seat in the state Senate is distributing literature that is raising political watchdogs’ eyebrows. Read more…
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist pays a visit to Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, the Gowanus business most like a cruise-ship deck. Comments (1)
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SUNDAY: Fifth Avenue Fair offers taste of Slope

Park Slope: The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Street Fair will be back in Park Slope this Sunday, but don’t expect the standard assortment of lemonade stands, sausage huts, and sunglasses kiosks that typically crop up when city streets are cordoned off. Comment
Park Slope: The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Street Fair will be back in Park Slope this Sunday, but don’t expect the standard assortment of lemonade stands, sausage huts, and sunglasses kiosks that typically crop up when city streets are cordoned off. Comment

Bonnies’ quest for consecutive titles ends with semifinal loss to St. Francis Prep

High School Sports: Fontbonne Hall made history last season by winning the school’s first diocesan title, but history did not repeat itself. Comment

Etsy on the make in Dumbo

Etsy on the make in Dumbo

DUMBO: A company that helps do-it-yourselfers market their wares online is expanding faster than we can crochet a beer cozy — with the help of million in tax breaks. Comments (7)

nets playoff loss

Back Court: Why did the Nets lose, and what can the team’s coach take away from that? Comment

Let’s face it: Nets stunk in final minutes

Front Court: Why did the Nets lose? Because they couldn’t put the ball in the bucket in the final minutes of, like, every game. Comment
Williamsburg: The latest Domino Sugar factory development plan passed the Council in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, opening the way for construction on the mega-development after years of heated debate over the project. Comments (14)
Neighbors are more upset about the noise and dust the impending demolition of the 103-year-old Jackson Street Settlement House will kick up than the fact that legendary Kings County novelist Betty Smith taught sewing to the kids of immigrants there or that the Williamsburg institution made an appearance in her lesser-known second novel “Tomorrow Will be Better.” Comment

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