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Artist teaches our future robot overlords how to sculpt

Weird Art: In the future, the message will be inside the medium. Comment

Artist teaches our future robot overlords how to sculpt

Weird Art: In the future, the message will be inside the medium. Comment

Carmine takes a tumble in front of pol’s office, finds sanctuary inside

Sunday Screech: A terrifying sidewalk scooter accident becomes a love-fest for Councilman Mark Treyger’s staff in this week’s riveting edition. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine takes a tumble in front of pol’s office, finds sanctuary inside

Big Screecher: A terrifying sidewalk scooter accident becomes a love-fest for Councilman Mark Treyger’s staff in this week’s riveting edition. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment
Editor’s Picks: A Van Damme video night, a Beatles show for kids, John Hodgman, and other great things to do in Brooklyn, March 6–11. Comment

Paddy’s Day comes early to the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is already feeling the Irish spirit! Comment

Make-up test! Comics battle it out at new improv contest

Nightlife: Improv comedy is usually a collaborative team activity — but this event has turned it into a sport that pits comedians head-to-head. Comment

Make-up test! Comics battle it out at new improv contest

Nightlife: Improv comedy is usually a collaborative team activity — but this event has turned it into a sport that pits comedians head-to-head. Comment

Terror grows in Brooklyn

A Britisher’s View: When will the terrorists come to Mill Basin? Last week’s news proves it may be sooner than you think. Comment

Sandy victims cheated: Feds say reports altered to deny insurance claims

Gerritsen Beach: Revelations that systemic fraud cheated thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims out of insurance claims unleashed a storm of anger and calls for justice in hard-hit Southern Brooklyn. Comment
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Charges dropped against Sunset Park teen after videos show cops lied

Sunset Park: The 17-year-old had been charged with felony assault for a blow an officer sustained when another cop hit him with a baton, according to the teen’s attorney. Comments (13)
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Video helps exonerate Sunset Parker charged with assaulting cops

Another Sunset Parker is vindicated after the prosecutors dropped trumped-up charges police filed against him based on video of the incident. Comment

Dewey does the robot: High school is gadgetry proving-ground

Circuit Lord: John Dewey High School in Gravesend is home to a robust robitcs program where kids are learning to build our future overlords. Comments (3)

Mock meat! Comedians spoof Brooklyn restaurants in new book

Books: Brooklyn’s hottest restaurant is Fuds. This place has everything... Comments (1)

Mock meat! Comedians spoof Brooklyn restaurants in new book

Books: Brooklyn’s hottest restaurant is Fuds. This place has everything... Comment

Crummy lays off the sauce — a little bit

Flagrant Fowl: The Nets’ play post-trade gives our columnist something to hold onto. Comment

City gives kids day off for two Muslim holidays

Bay Ridge: Public school kids will get the day off from school during two major Muslim holidays — Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha — starting this summer, according to Mayor DeBlasio, who announced the new holidays at PS-IS 30 in Bay Ridge on March 4. Comments (6)

Band book-ers: Teens organize rock concerts at the Carroll Gardens Library

Music: These teens are fighting for their right to party — in the library. Comments (4)

City adds two Muslim holy days to official school holidays

Bay Ridge: Public school kids will get the day off from school during two major Muslim holidays — Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha — starting this summer, according to Mayor DeBlasio, who announced the new holidays at PS-IS 30 in Bay Ridge on March 4. Comment

Band book-ers: Teens organize rock concerts at the Carroll Gardens Library

Music: These teens are fighting for their right to party — in the library. Comment

Standing O toasts 10 more years to Russian radio

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

Jewish Community Council of Canarsie honors public service at breakfast

Canarsie: It was a breakfast of champions! Comment

How can I keep my kids from joining the Islamic State?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders what it will take to make sure his kids don’t go to extremes. Comments (3)
Digital editions: Oh, the places we’ll go. Spread out on the kitchen table with coffee. Elaborately folded on the train with strangers. Smuggled into the bathroom during the work day. On the bar counter in the evening. Over the head of a hot date in the rain. And, when all the reading’s through, onto the bottom of the ol’ litter box. Life is a cycle, and it’s one best enjoyed with your companion, reliable as Fridays, The Brooklyn Paper. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Fame not changing hard-working Hardy

Joe Knows: Heather “The Heat” Hardy’s still isn’t accustomed to her rising fame. Comment

A bit of ‘New York, New York’ in Marine Park

Marine Park: The Empire State Building may tower over the distant island of Manhattan, but a Marine Park man has a copy that’s nearly as impressive siting in his dining room. Comment
Marine Park: Hurricane Sandy victims are being asked to give back relief money awarded to them by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but a fix is in the works, according to local pols. Comment
Red Hook: One of the two tubes that comprise the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed every night, and sometimes for entire weekends, until 2018 so crews can fix Hurricane Sandy damage, transit honchos announced on Tuesday. Comments (20)

Battery recharge: Tunnel to half-close overnight for three years

Red Hook: One of the two tubes that comprise the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed every night, and sometimes for entire weekends, until 2018 so crews can fix Hurricane Sandy damage, transit honchos announced on Tuesday. Comment

A-Rod-inspired bodega tentatively accepts slugger’s apology

Clinton Hill: They’ll take this hero with a grain of salt. Comment

Artists destroy their own work for new exhibit

Art: See it while you still can. Comment

Artists destroy their own work for new exhibit

Art: See it while you still can. Comment

Coney hosts a home-brew contest

Dining: That’s not sea foam tickling your nose. Comment

Coney hosts a home-brew contest

Dining: That’s not sea foam tickling your nose. Comment

‘Two and a Half Men’ puts us out of its misery

Not for Nuthin’: And so we said “so long and thanks for the memories” to “Two and a Half Men.” Comment

Would-be child pornographer from Midwood gets 36 years

Midwood: A Midwood man convicted of attempting to drug and sexually abuse a 3-month-old infant, an 18-month-old toddler, and a 7-year-old girl with the intention of producing child pornography was sentenced to 36 years in prison and lifetime state supervision on Feb. 27. Comment

Would-be child pornographer from Midwood gets 36 years

Park Slope: A Midwood man convicted of attempting to drug and sexually abuse a 3-month-old infant, an 18-month-old toddler, and a 7-year-old girl with the intention of producing child pornography was sentenced to 36 years in prison and lifetime state supervision on Feb. 27. Comment
Bay Ridge: An 82-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he lost control of his car, which then ran off the road and careened through the air before landing upside-down in a Bay Ridge park on Feb. 27, police say. Comments (1)

A-Rod-inspired bodega tentatively accepts slugger’s apology

Clinton Hill: They’ll take this hero with a grain of salt. Comments (1)
Art: This is a serious change of clothes. Comment
Art: This is a serious change of clothes. Comments (2)

Colleagues step up for teacher who lost her leg

Flatbush: Colleagues of a Flatbush elementary school teacher who lost her leg to a hit-and-run driver last year are holding an online fund-raiser to help her buy an advanced prosthetic limb she calls her “dream leg.” Comment

Dicey situation

New bill to battle illegal conversions unveiled at Dyker town hall

Dyker Heights: The city is taking steps to put Brooklyn’s illegal home conversion problem on ice, but locals say the battle is just heating up. Comments (31)

Measured response to anti-Asian remark at meeting

Dyker Heights: “I feel a little uncomfortable with an Asian in the room,” a man yelled, his identity unclear in the crowded room. Comment

Measured response to anti-Asian remark at meeting

Dyker Heights: “I feel a little uncomfortable with an Asian in the room,” a man yelled, his identity unclear in the crowded room. Comments (11)

New bill to battle illegal conversions unveiled at Dyker town hall

Dyker Heights: The city is taking steps to put Brooklyn’s illegal home conversion problem on ice, but locals say the battle is just heating up. Comment

Cult Park Slope trio releases first album in two decades

Music: But don’t call it a comeback. Comment

NYPD: Daycare employee pulled out 3-year-old’s hair in anger

Fort Greene: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

Berkeley Carroll pulls away from Trevor Day for first state title

High School Sports: The Berkeley Carroll boy’s basketball team avenged last year’s championship-game loss with a 67–51 victory to secure its first-ever crown. Comment

St. Edmund runs past rival Kearney for first B-Q crown since 2002

High School Sports: St. Edmund secured its first diocesan title in more than a decade over the weekend, led by a player who has been working toward that goal for the past four years. Comment

Energetic Edwards sends Grand Street past Midwood into semifinals

High School Sports: There were only three minutes left in the game and Grand Street Campus had a commanding lead of 15 points, but that didn’t matter to Shanique Edwards, who hit the floor for a loose ball determined to rack up more points — but it wasn’t easy. Comment

Late Royals run does in Xaverian in diocesan final

High School Sports: Xaverian’s battle plan against Christ the King brought the Clippers a six-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but it all fell apart after Royals star Rawle Alkins sank two quick threes and stole the momentum. Comment

Poly Prep suffers double-overtime loss to Rye Country Day in title game

High School Sports: Poly Prep fought hard all game long and was on the cusp of a championship, only to have its heart broken in a double-overtime thriller. Comment
Mean Streets: An 82-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he lost control of his car and it ran off the road and careened through the air, landing upside-down in a Bay Ridge park on Feb. 27, police said. Comments (1)

Timely talk targets terrorism

Midwood: The day after three men with ties to Southern Brooklyn were arrested for alleged support of Islamic State militants and a threat to bomb Coney Island, dozens of locals attended the first of two counter-terrorism public safety meetings at Midwood’s Madison High School on Feb. 26. Comment

Praying dress-up: Purim is pure fun at Brooklyn Heights temple

Brooklyn Heights: Let the Purim party begin. Comment

Let the Norse times roll: Ridge revels in ‘Danish Mardi Gras’

It was carnival — Viking style. Comment

Yellow light for green roof as city assesses Barclays safety following worker death

Atlantic Yards: The steel deliveries have stopped at Barclays Center. Comments (7)

Mass with saint’s stigmata glove at St. Finbar

Bensonhurst: In the season for lost gloves, one mitt found a lot of love. Comment
Williamsburg: It’s a museum of modern angst. Comments (5)

Stan watches a lot of cable news

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist talks about his taste in 24-hour news channels. Comment

Loughlin falters in semis

High School Sports: Second-seeded Bishop Loughlin dropped its third-straight game in a 52–38 defeat at the hands of No. 3 Archbishop Molloy in the Brooklyn-Queens Division I girls’ basketball semifinals at St. Francis Prep on Feb. 26. Comment

Cash only: Knitting Factory to open bank-themed restaurant

Dining: There is no tension between booking punk rock shows and running a JPMorgan Chase-inspired eatery, according to management. Comment
BoroBeat: Borough President Eric Adams honored students at Borough Hall for their athletic and scholastic accomplishments on Wednesday night. Comments (2)
EXCLUSIVE

Kosciuszko Bridge replacement to include bike lane, walking path

Greenpoint: Greenpointers are set to get a shiny new bike path and pedestrian walkway on one of the two spans replacing the decrepit Kosciuszko Bridge, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (16)
Bridge ‘Park’: The bouncy, $4.1-million footbridge that connects Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park is set to get $700,000 in repairs, but park honchos say they probably won’t share what made it so dangerous in the first place. Comments (7)

Bay Ridge residents pan plan for pre-K near flophouse

Bay Ridge: The city wants to build a standalone prekindergarten facility on 93rd Street in Bay Ridge, but neighbors say a seedy hotel up the block will put kids at risk. Comments (10)

Ridgites pan plan for pre-K near flophouse

Bay Ridge: The city wants to build a standalone pre-kindergarten on 93rd Street in Bay Ridge, but neighbors say a seedy motel up the block will put kids at risk. Comment

Local Uzbek leader disavows terror suspects

One of the men arrested on terrorism charges on Feb. 25 for his alleged plan to join Islamic State fighters in Syria raised concerns among his fellow Muslims with his rigid, archaic interpretation of Islam, according to a local community leader who knew him. Comments (1)

Local Muslims disavow terror suspects

Sheepshead Bay: One of the men arrested on terrorism charges on Wednesday for his plans to join the Islamic State raised concerns among his fellow Muslims with his interpretation of Islam, according to a local community leader who knew one of the suspects. Comment
High School Sports: Xaverian scored a 57–42 victory over No. 3 Holy Cross in the Brooklyn-Queens boys’ basketball semifinals Wednesday night at Christ the King. Comment
EXCLUSIVE

New Citi Bike locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint revealed

Greenpoint: There are 53 in all, and they are set to arrive by the end of the year. Comments (23)
Park Slope: A man survived a brush with death on Thursday morning after falling onto the train tracks at the Union Street stop on the R line in Park Slope, according to a transit spokeswoman. Comments (1)

A Heights to remember: Civic group honors head, skewers Bridge Park

BoroBeat: The Brooklyn Heights Association feted retiring executive director Judy Stanton at its annual meeting. Comment
Killing President Obama was also put on the table, though the most concrete steps the Brooklyn trio took were buying plane tickets to Turkey, according to federal prosecutors. Comment
Killing President Obama was also put on the table, though the most concrete steps the Brooklyn trio took were buying plane tickets to Turkey, according to federal prosecutors. Comment
Bensonhurst: Finally, a car service that keeps stray cats from delivering kittens! Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the whole story. Read more…

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