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Monday, April 27, 2015

Rumba in the books! Indie-rock salsa band to play library

Music: They’re ordering hits with a side of salsa! Comments (4)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Take that Kodachrome away! Our columnist doesn’t need to see every photo of your kid on your smartphone

Rhymes with Crazy: Face it, folks, there is a limit on how many out-of-focus photos of your little angel I can take. Comments (4)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Meet Johnny Rotten, go to a “Pretty in Pink” prom, browse the Brooklyn Zine Festival, and other great things to do in Brooklyn, April 24–28. Comment

Bartoonist has a wine time in Cobble Hill

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits new Court Street wine bar June. Comments (1)

Don your fancy pants in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is getting classy this weekend, and our pals at have all the high-brow details. Comment

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Recap: The Great Gowanus Canal Swim of 2015 — with slideshow!

Cleaning Our Waterways: No one covered yesterday’s Earth Day swim of the Gowanus Canal like The Brooklyn Paper, and no one will give you a recap like this one. Enjoy! Comments (7)

Donovan ducks Bay Ridge debate

Bay Ridge: The only mark they’ll put next to his name is “absent.” Comments (13)

Sorrentino renaissance

Writers celebrate the lost Bard of Bay Ridge

Books: They’re turning over a new page on an old master. Comments (2)

Gil-ded pages: Sorrentino’s Ridge-centric literature

Books: Familiarize yourself with Gilbert Sorrentino’s many meditations on Bay Ridge. Comment

Classical musicians and boxers to perform in harmony

Music: Get ready for another round of “Strike!,” where classical musicians belt out Bach while boxers just belt each other. Comments (1)

Steph learns to relax while traveling abroad

Fearless Parenting: “I loved being in Guatemala. I loved the slower pace. I loved seeing the ladies wash their bright clothes in communal areas where they scrubbed them by hand and then packed them up in fabric bundles to hang out to dry, no machine necessary,” says our Park Slope mom. Comments (2)

Dive in to The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Look, if he could do it, you could do it. Dive on in to The Brooklyn Paper. You don’t even have to wear a wetsuit. Or a drysuit. You don’t have to worry about getting sick. You don’t have to fear a rainstorm will come and flood you with, well, you get the picture. So enjoy this latest edition of The Brooklyn Paper glove-free, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LIVE BLOG: Man swims the Gowanus Canal — the world’s most polluted waterway!

Cleaning Our Waterways: Activist Christopher Swain is going to swim the entire length of the fetid Gowanus Canal at noon today. Our intrepid reporter Noah Hurowitz is reporting live from the scene. Comments (7)

Lie-brary! Opponents of Heights branch redesign call community input ‘a charade’

Brooklyn Heights: A friendly meeting to discuss ideas for the new Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library turned heated Monday night when opponents of the controversial plan to knock down the book-lending outfit’s present building and replace it with a high-rise claimed the gathering was just a dog-and-pony show. Comments (6)

B’wick residents protest tax breaks for ‘Colony’ apartment building

Changing Brooklyn: The developers of the building will save more than $8 million over 15 years, say activists. Comments (12)

Sleeping with the fishes: Group hopes man-made ecosystem brings life back to Newtown Creek

Cleaning Our Waterways: A group of volunteers helped build a new floating dock that they hope will become a habitat for the myriad of species struggling to survive in the polluted Newtown Creek, the Gowanus Canal’s less ugly — but nearly equally polluted — step-brother. Comments (1)

Flower power

Magician will bring tricks, tradition to cherry blossom fest

Event: They’re the oldest tricks in the book — but with a new spin. Comment

Five things to do and see at this year’s cherry blossom fest

Event: A hip-hop tea, cosplay fashions, cross-cultural comedy, and more. Comment

Ninth Street bridge to close nightly through October

Gowanus: Do not pass Go-wanus. Comment

Crummy asks: Do the Nets want to win?

Flagrant Fowl: Well, if they do, they better start getting the ball to the Big Lug. Comment

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The great Gowanus Swim

Don’t do it! Feds warn this guy not to swim in Canal

Cleaning Our Waterways: An environmental activist’s plan to swim the entire length of the toxic Gowanus Canal is a fool’s mission that could land him in the hospital — or worse — warned the nation’s most important environmental agency on Tuesday. Comments (3)

Toxic avenger! Activist to swim Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: A clean-water activist plans to take the ultimate plunge on Earth Day, swimming 1.8 miles through Brooklyn’s nautical purgatory — the Gowanus Canal. Comments (11)

Truck slams into traffic-death memorial — as it goes up

Mean Streets: The back end of a tractor-trailer smashed into a wall in Williamsburg where a group of activists were installing a memorial to New Yorkers killed in traffic accidents. Comments (9)

School’s wall crumbles on Dyker students

Dyker Heights: Class ended early for students at IS 201 when a wall collapsed into a packed fourth-floor classroom on April 20. Comments (7)

Heat-seekers will compete to down world’s hottest peppers

Event: They’re pepper pigs! Comments (1)

Fishing families bash trash in Prospect Park

Park Slope: Families flocked to the Audubon Center at Prospect Park on April 19 for a day of fishing, bird-watching, music, and trash clean-up in an early celebration of Earth Day. The fish may not have been biting plentifully for one man’s brood, but that did not stop the fun, he said. Comment

Gospel show! Actor to perform book of Mark in C’Gardens church

Theater: He is a Jesus Christ superstar! Comments (2)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hole lotta art! Museum exhibit celebrates Arnold Lehman’s legacy

Art: Art lovers flocked to the Brooklyn Museum on April 15 to toast the museum’s departing president, Arnold Lehman, Comments (7)

Beer, bowling building buyable for big bullion

Williamsburg: The massive warehouse in Williamsburg that houses the borough’s eponymous bowling alley and brewery is for sale for $50 million, putting both businesses’ long-term futures in Brooklyn in jeopardy. Comments (4)

Cat-astrophe! Locals say MTA trying to kill feral cat colony

Fuzzy Brooklyn: The transit authority is conspiring to starve a colony of feral cats living in a Bensonhurst subway station, according to locals trying to save them. Our pals at have all the details — and photos! Comments (2)

Teen falsely accused of bashing cops fights back in court

Sunset Park: A Sunset Park teen who was beaten by police and then falsely accused of being the aggressor is suing the city and several police officers. Comments (2)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Injured protester says officer bruised her ribs with ‘power shove’

Prospect Heights: Talk about push coming to shove. Comments (15)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Grill baby grill! Prospect Park opening new east-side grilling area

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Prospect-Lefferts Gardeners now have a license to grill! Comments (13)

Salvation Army lot sells for $36 million

Williamsburg: A Manhattan developer has purchased the former Salvation Army lot at the corner of Bedford Avenue and N. Seventh Street for a whopping $36 million. Comments (4)

UPDATED: Alleged slumlords face 15 years behind bars

Cops arrested landlords Joel and Amrom Israel this morning, and the pair now face up to 15 years in prison for allegedly destroying rent-stabilized apartments to force tenants out. Comments (24)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Chopper shop: Bikers opening motorcycle-only garage

Bushwick: They’re going the whole hog. Comments (2)

Killer who fled to Jamaica finally sentenced after 18 years

Bushwick: A criminal who was on the lam in Jamaica for more than a decade after killing a teenager in a Bushwick drug turf war will have to serve life in prison. Comments (2)

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