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Event: Pursue happiness at these Independence Day events around the borough. Comment
Event: Pursue happiness at these Independence Day events around the borough. Comments (1)
Theater: Who needs Shakespeare in the park when you can see a political rock musical in Park Slope? Comment
Theater: Who needs Shakespeare in the park when you can see a political rock musical in Park Slope? Comment

Novel set in swingers club is about more than just sex (but also that)

February Houses: Is there a subject more inexhaustibly interesting than the sex lives of the sexually inexhaustible? Comments (3)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine cheers his pals at Onora

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher complains about one thing, then cheers another. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comments (2)

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment
Gowanus: The Gowanus station reopened with fake signage in April 2013 after a pricey, botched overhaul, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority still has not replaced the paper cut-out letters with actual tile. Comment
Clinton Hill: Cops cuffed a guy who they say stole an outer-borough cab on June 17 after a protracted drunken fit in which he peed on the seat of another cab and attacked its driver. Comment
Nightlife: A Prince vs. Bowie dance-off, Spike Lee film retrospective, hip-hop karaoke, and more great things to do in Brooklyn June 27–July 2. Comment

Bartoonist finds a hoppy hideaway

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator taps into Other Half Brewing’s tap room in Carroll Gardens. Comments (8)

Bay Ridge reaches boiling point!

Bay Ridge Nights: Led Zep, New Orleans funk, and Brit-pop — the Ridge has it all this weekend! Comment
Cinema: Brooklyn is doing the right thing — again. Comment
Event: This pedal-powered expedition through the People’s Playground combines education with perspiration. Comment
Event: This pedal-powered expedition through the People’s Playground combines education with perspiration. Comments (1)

Sodom-on-the-Sea is no longer a fish out of water, thanks to new Thunderbolt and other improvements

A Britisher’s View: New improvements and rides — including the Thunderbolt roller coaster — are helping return Coney Island to its glory days, writes our columnist. Comment

Brooke’s learning on the job, just like the Clones

Brooke Lynn at Bat: Check out Brooke Lynn’s second column! Comment
Cobble Hill: “The guy’s head was in the back seat,” a police spokesman said. Comment

A bizarre bazaar! Morbid Anatomy Museum hosts a flea market

Shopping: Running low on taxidermied bats and lamps made from lamb skeletons? Stock up here! Comment
Boro of Nerds: Wherefore art thou Leia? Comments (1)

Cops: Watch out for the green dot

Crime: Cops are warning Brooklynites: if somebody asks you for a “Green Dot,” that’s a red light. Comment

Gravesend gross-out!

Gravesend: A river of black sludge flowing into Gravesend Bay is grossing locals out, but the city says it could be a lot worse. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

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

Cops: Watch out for the green dot

Crime: Cops are warning Brooklynites: if somebody asks you for a “Green Dot,” that’s a red light. Comments (3)

A bizarre bazaar! Morbid Anatomy Museum hosts a flea market

Shopping: Running low on taxidermied bats and lamps made from lamb skeletons? Stock up here! Comment

The importance of visits with the grandparents

The Dad: This week, the Dad plans his summer — and visits with the older folks. Comments (1)
Digital editions: Look, normally we write something rather whimsical in this space, but this week there’s some work going on in the office and there’s this smell that is wafting through and we can’t really think straight so we are going to head home and tell you to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Experience, support group have Lincoln’s Whitehead set up for college success

Joe Knows: Isaiah Whitehead has been getting some reminders that his time as Abraham Lincoln’s star basketball player is coming to a close, and an even greater challenge awaits him at Seton Hall. Comment

UPDATE: NYU-Poly says spill was a not-so-toxic chemical

Downtown: The school now reports that the culprit was a contractor treating its water system. Comment
Cobble Hill: “The guy’s head was in the back seat,” a police spokesman said. Comments (9)

Last of the petroleum! Cobble Hill’s last gas station likely doomed

Cobble Hill: It’s going to become luxury housing — what else? — according to an expert. Comments (42)
Bergen Beach: A chemical spill at Roy H. Mann Junior High School caused minor injuries for two custodians. Comment
Gowanus: The Gowanus station reopened with fake signage in April 2013 after a pricey, botched overhaul, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority still has not replaced the paper cut-out letters with actual tile. Comments (4)
Clinton Hill: Cops cuffed a guy who they say stole an outer-borough cab on June 17 after a protracted drunken fit in which he peed on the seat of another cab and attacked its driver. Comment
Mean Streets: The city wants to make the chaotic two-way route mono-directional, but the neighborhood’s Community Board 1 pushed back a vote on the plan, saying parking spaces must be saved. Comments (14)
Dining: A beloved Red Hook snack factory that bounced back from Hurricane Sandy has opened a frozen treat shop just in time for summer. Comments (2)

Velazq-yes! Incumbent cruises to victory in congressional primary

Williamsburg: Eleven-term incumbent Nydia Velazquez has still got it. Comments (14)
Dining: A beloved Red Hook snack factory that bounced back from Hurricane Sandy has opened a frozen treat shop just in time for summer. Comment
Cinema: Brooklyn is doing the right thing — again. Comments (1)

What a shock! Electric rates go up despite Gov’s promise

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Jo is in for a surprise when she reads her bill. Comment

Boo! Clones drop second in a row

The Ride: Alberto Baldonado’s pitching made that little ball there cry. Comment
Cinema: Ain’t nothing like the surreal thing, baby! Comment
Cinema: Ain’t nothing like the surreal thing, baby! Comment
The historical neighborhood name Wallabout is enjoying a resurgence but there are plenty of other district monikers that roll off the tongue and are not often spoken outside the halls of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Touching areas from modern-day Williamsburg to Bay Ridge, these neighborhood names have been mostly forgotten, but they’re just waiting for someone to bring em back into style! Comments (4)

Pretlow tapped as new Lincoln boys’ basketball coach

High School Sports: Abraham Lincoln has a new head coach, but Kenny Pretlow doesn’t expect much to change around the school’s storied boys’ basketball program. Comment

Duck, duck — goose!

A pair of Prospect Park ducks adopt an abandoned gosling. Comments (2)

Duck, duck — goose!

A pair of Prospect Park ducks adopt an abandoned gosling. Comment

Throngs in thongs

Throngs in thongs

BoroBeat: This year’s Mermaid Parade brought hundreds of thousands to Sodom by the Sea. See our slideshow for all the fishy fun. Comment

Museum to celebrate Russian immigrants

Brighton Beach: A new museum aims to show that Russian immigrants are as American as the Motherland and apple pie. Comment
Fort Greene: UPDATE: Now with a map of what we think the neighborhood’s boundaries are — or would be if there was a consensus on whether Wallabout is actually a neighborhood. Comments (6)

Foam on!

BoroBeat: The 5K Foam Fest mixed obstacles, mud, and foam at Aviator Sports and Events Center on June 21. For all the sudsy fun, see our slideshow. Comment

Dafoe and Baryshnikov are absurd at BAM

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: And that is a good thing! Comment

VIDEO: Drummers and horn players take over library steps

Prospect Heights: They came marching in. Comment

Cyclones lose in 10, despite excellent pitching

The Ride: Do you guys realize the Cyclones have a team ERA under two? Amazing! Comment
✔ Poll

Verse vendors: Lego my Whitman

Art: UPDATE: Now you can weigh in about whether the Lego statue actually looks like Walt Whitman using our handy poll. Comments (2)
Development: We’re number one! And numbers two through seven! Comment
Development: We’re number one! And numbers two through seven! Comment
Dining: It was the cream — and the gyro, the hot dog, and the crepe — of the street-fair crop. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: All the world’s a circus. Comment

That’s the way they bike it! Bicycle Fetish Day rolls again

Williamsburg: The Williamsburg curio museum City Reliquary held its 10th annual Bicycle Fetish Day over the weekend — and it bears explaining that, although the event was centered around ogling two-wheeled contraptions, the appreciation was purely platonic. Comment

Sold! The Brooklyn Paper is under new management

Meet the new bosses! One of them was the old boss. Comments (9)

Sold! BrooklynDaily has a new owner!

The Greatest Story Ever: Local-news moguls Les and Jennifer Goodstein are in the process of buying the Community Newspaper Group, the umbrella company that publishes the Bay News, the Mill Marine Courier, the TimesLedger of Queens, the Bronx Times, and several other weekly papers and specialty magazines, the husband-and-wife team announced this morning. Comment
Williamsburg: Man down! Comment

VIDEO: Drummers and horn players take over library steps

Prospect Heights: They came marching in. Comment

Cats on the lam

Sheepshead Bay: Caretakers are moving the Plumb Beach felines to an undisclosed location out-of-state. Comment

Throngs in thongs

Throngs in thongs

BoroBeat: This year’s Mermaid Parade brought hundreds of thousands to Sodom by the Sea. See our slideshow for all the fishy fun. Comments (2)
Bushwick: Litter is bugging Brooklyn straphangers faced with subway stations barren of trash cans. Comments (6)

Marine Park improvements finally happening!

Marine Park: The bocce boys of Marine Park had better grab their balls. Comment

Bernal homer leads Clones to victory

The Ride: Right now, the Cyclones are projecting to win more games than the Mets! Comment

Stan on growing up in the Family Circus

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist rembers what it was like to raise four kids — when he was a kid. Comment
Mean Streets: A hairy road in industrial Williamsburg could be getting more bike-friendly. Comments (16)

Our nabe in lights! Fort Greene gets fancy-schmancy sidewalks

Downtown: The area around the Brooklyn Academy of Music is putting on the Ritz. Comments (2)
Politics: It’s power versus attorney. Comments (6)

Super-find! Builders drop big bucks on Gowanus-Canal-side block

Gowanus: Developers snapped up a block-long bunch of property beside the Gowanus Canal for a massive sum, according to a real estate news outlet. Comments (5)

Grand Street duo helps Maryland baseball to best season yet

Kevin Martir and Jose Cuas were baseball stars in high school, and now they’ve helped turn-around the University of Maryland team into a stellar program. Comment

Carmine gets all existential on us

Sunday Screech: Leave it to the Screecher to take the mystery of life and explain it all in less than 700 words. Comments (5)

Pitching once again leads Clones to victory

The Ride: Wow! These guys should throw for the Mets! Comment
BoroBeat: PS 207’s Early Childhood Center had its annual Memory Day on June 19 — when students showed off dances they learned throughout the school year. Comment

Brooklyn’s on fire! Cyclones squeak out win vs. IronBirds.

The Ride: Read all about it! Our boys did it again! Comment

Trash crash! Garbage truck slams into Bedford-Stuyvesant bodega

Mean Streets: A garbage truck slammed into a deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant early this morning, injuring seven. Comment

Trash crash! Garbage truck slams into Bedford-Stuyvesant bodega

Mean Streets: A garbage truck slammed into a deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant early this morning, injuring seven. Comments (1)
Gowanus: Workers started dismantling the Kentile Floors sign on Thursday night and by Friday morning the beloved Gowanus landmark was without its “K,” “E,” and most of its “N,” but the remaining characters will shine one last time tonight. Comment
Gowanus: Workers started dismantling the Kentile Floors sign on Thursday night and by Friday morning the beloved Gowanus landmark was without its “K,” “E,” and most of its “N,” but the remaining characters will shine one last time tonight. Comments (9)

Closed for business: Police crack down on illegal flea market

Sheepshead Bay: Police are finally responding to long-standing complaints about an illegal flea market that leaves a block of Ocean Avenue looking like a dump every weekend. Comment

Bands in the basement

Bensonhurst: A group of southern Brooklynites have started a do-it-yourself music venue in a Bensonhurst basement so local bands have a place to play in a section of the borough not known for its music scene. Comment

Bands in the basement

Bensonhurst: A group of Southern Brooklynites have started a do-it-yourself music venue in a Bensonhurst basement so local bands would have a place to play in a section of the borough not known for its music scene. Comment

Bartoonist takes us bar to the future

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator is on vacation so we figured we would dig back into our May Brooklyn Tomorrow magazine to bring our dedicated and thirsty readers his rendering of a Williamsburg saloon, circa 2114. Comments (2)

Clones shut out Hudson Valley

The Ride: They did it again! Win, that is. Comment

Woman injured in partial Bushwick building collapse

Bushwick: The front of a Bushwick building fell on a pedestrian this morning. Comments (6)

Clones grab first place with 10-inning win

The Ride: Once again, the Cyclones have climbed to the top of the first hill — and that one is always the most fun. Comment

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