Illuminati to hold recruitment dance party in Williamsburg

Nightlife: The exlusive secret society needs new blood. Read more…

War and pieces: Art show explores life in conflict zones

Art: It is the art of war. Comment

Introducing ‘Rhymes with Crazy,’ the new column from Lenore Skenazy

Rhymes with Crazy: The search is over! Carmine’s out, and Lenore’s in! Comments (9)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Tornado bucks, and the Screecher falls — again!

Big Screecher: When is Carmine going to learn that he has to wear his seatbelt? Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Ridge little league opener draws players across the bridge

Bay Ridge: Bring them your tired, your poor, your huddled teammates yearning to play free. Comment

Hopeless shelter: Residents say facility unfit for families

Sheepshead Bay: The emergency homeless shelter that opened in October in Plumb Beach is unfit for the 23 families living there who are trying to get back on their feet, according to shelter residents. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Toss banjos at the Brooklyn Folk Fest, learn about brain wiring from a ‘Star Trek’ writer, and other great things to do in the borough of Kings, April 17–23. Comment

Fright fight! Stephen King vs. R.L. Stine

Books: Both men have written books about evil clowns. Both men are coming to Brooklyn. Comments (14)
Bensonhurst: They got your community service right here. Comment

Rock is back in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is rocking again! Comment

Universoul Circus dazzles audiences at Aviatior

Photo Galleries: What a show! Comments (1)

Rock is back in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Our pals at know all the hardest rocking shows in the Ridge this weekend! Read more…

Bklyn bride remembers Boston bombings

A Britisher’s View: The Boston bomber’s conviction falls six days short of the second anniversary of the terror attacks — a day that will live on in infamy for Bay Ridge newlywed Courtney Taleporos Comment

Gerone, Madison hold off rival Telecom

James Madison ace Isabella Gerone delivered on the mound and at the plate in Wednesday’s win over Telecommunications. Comment
Gerritsen Beach: A Hatfield-and-McCoy–style fight between two feuding Gerritsen Beach neighbors over a long-standing debt nearly turned deadly for a local pooch when a combatant allegedly tried to choke this beloved basset hound to death with a weaponized bone. Comment
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Put me in, coach! I’m ready to play!

Sheepshead Bay: More than a hundred baseball players from the Kings Bay Youth Organization took a swing at the spring season with a parade in Sheepshead Bay on April 12. Comment

Bugging out: Tuberculosis outbreak threatens Sunset Parkers

Sunset Park: Sunset Park is ground-zero of an outbreak of tuberculosis — a disease mostly eradicated many years ago. Comments (5)
Flagrant Fowl: Look, when you put pigeon in charge of your sports department, things will ultimately devlove to garbage. Comment

Woman leaps to death from Gravesend balcony

Gravesend: A 52-year-old woman died after plunging nine stories from the balcony of her Gravesend co-op in an apparent suicide on April 13. Comment

College shopping sheds light on daughter No. 2

The Dad: This week, the Dad learns more about his second offsping during the weeks he spent looking for a new college with her than he had in a while. Comments (3)

Spring sports come with plenty to watch for in Brooklyn

Joe Knows: Basketball season is finally in our review mirror after the Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center on Friday, and the weather appears to warming up. That means spring is finally here, and with it another baseball and softball season. Comment

Rallying cries: Cops, protesters injured at police reform march

Prospect Heights: Protesters calling for police reform clashed with officers as they marched down Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza on Tuesday, leading to multiple arrests and injuries on both sides. Comments (6)

Canarsie senior disappears in Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach: Police are looking for a Canarsie senior citizen who was last seen in Brighton Beach on April 9. Comment

Erotic filmmakers create newer, queerer porn fest

Cinema: They want rainbow, not vanilla. Comments (3)

Head games! Snowden bust artists demand statue back

Fort Greene: The Police Department must release the bust of refugee whistle-blower Edward Snowden that it removed from Fort Green Park and locked down in the bowels of the 88th Precinct station house, a lawyer for the anonymous artists that created the artwork demanded on Tuesday. Comments (9)

Raising the bars: Artist recreates activist’s prison cell

Art: The Central Library is exhibiting a full-scale replica of the six-by-nine-foot jail cell Black Panther activist Herman Wallace lived in for nearly 40 years. Comment
Shopping: This is a different kind of pillow talk. Comments (3)

Jo’s fallen, and she can’t get up!

Not for Nuthin’: It has finally happened, and our columnist still doens’t have “Life Alert.” Comment

2015 All-Brooklyn girls’ basketball honors

High School Sports: Brooklyn produced one of its best girls’ basketball seasons in recent history this year. Here are our picks for the best girls’ players in the borough. Comment

Fontbonne shut out by Zeni, Molloy

High School Sports: Archbishop Molloy’s Amanda Zeni proved to be too much for Fontbonne Hall. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: At least 25 protesters gathered outside the soon-to-be presidential campaign headquarters of Hillary Clinton’s at 1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn Heights to protest a controversial pipeline between Canada and Texas. Comments (21)
Mean Streets: It is Brooklyn’s meanest street, and they want to tame it. Comments (18)

Senior missing in Canarsie

Canarsie: Police are looking for an 81-year-old man who vanished from his home in Canarsie on April 9. Comment

Bay Ridge police officer dies in apparent suicide

Bay Ridge: A police sergeant is dead after apparently turning his gun on himself inside his Bay Ridge home on April 12. Comment

Hit-and-run killer of newlyweds, unborn baby, gets 25 years

Williamsburg: A Brooklyn judge threw the book at a man convicted of crashing into a Williamsburg couple and killing them and their unborn baby, giving him at least 10 extra years to think about what he did. Comments (3)

Cops: Help us catch subway groper

Brighton Beach: Police are asking for the public’s assistance finding the man they say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl on the subway while she rode the Q train from Flatbush to Brighton Beach on Jan. 20. Comment

Elderly man accused of stabbing 21-year-old to death

Police said the old man stepped in when the younger man got into a fight with his granddaughter Comment

Brighton Beach man leaps to death

Brighton Beach: A man jumped to his death from a Brighton Beach apartment building on April 9, according to police. Comment

Quillin handed draw in night of mixed results for Brooklyn brawlers

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin missed out on a title shot by not making weight for his Barclays Center bout, and then cost himself a victory by failing to capitalize on a fast start against champion Andy Lee. Comment

Nazareth’s Johnson vows to shape up for final season

High School Sports: Niya Johnson’s next goal after winning the state title is to bring her physical conditioning up to the same high level as her skills. Comment

Bus-ted: MTA driver arrested for alledgely choking teen, locking him in bus

Bensonhurst: He saw something, said something, and then took it a bit too far. Comment

Terminal velocity: City moves forward with plans for Sunset Park waterfront site

The city is planning to cede the publicly-owned South Brooklyn Marine Terminal to an outside group to stimulate business development at the mostly unused 88-acre Sunset Park shipping hub. Comment

Sunset Park author wins major literary award

Sunset Park: A Sunset Parker whose debut novel garnered critical praise after its 2014 release, won the prestigious Poets, Editors, and Novelists/Faulkner Award in fiction on April 7. Comment

Stan tips his hat to patriot Israel Bissell

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist reflects on that other midnight ride to warn the American revolutionaries that the British were coming. Comment
Meadows of Shame: The winter snow has melted, but Red Hook’s Coffey Park is still on ice. Comment

Wack! Cops arrest turnstile jumper for crack possession

Brooklyn Heights: Crack is wack! Comments (6)
Williamsburg: A production company is planning a new summer concert series on the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment

Back in gray! Coignet building’s original facade revealed

Gowanus: Mr. Grocer, tear down this wall! Comments (9)

Civic activist Joanna Kasler dies at 81

Bay Ridge: Longtime Bay Ridge community activist Joanna Kasler died on April 1. Comment

Repeat sex offender gets 22 years to life for child rape

Midwood: A Midwood man convicted in February of raping a 13-year-old girl in the laundry room of her Gravesend apartment building two years ago was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison on April 7, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Comment

First chair! BAM names violinist as new head

Fort Greene: Katy Clark will succeed outgoing president Karen Brooks Hopkins. Comment
Williamsburg: Call it a token gesture. Comments (12)

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