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Under the covers: P’Slope author pens book about bedbugs

Books: This book is not a horror novel, but it will strike fear into your heart. Comment

Bedbugs: Fact or fiction?

Bedbugs — they’re certifiably terrifying, but not everything you have heard about the little creeps is true. We asked Park Slope author and “bedbug shrink” Brooke Borel to sort the fact and fiction. Comments (2)

Bards to recite Coney-inspired poems on the Wonder Wheel

Books: What an a-muse-ment park! Comment

A Happy (worried) Mother’s Day!

Rhymes with Crazy: Lenore’s reasons not to worry, and her rally to get kids to walk home from the park — by themselves! Comments (1)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine takes a trip down memory lane

Big Screecher: Carmine’s angry, or is he? Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: Voters from Bay Ridge to Gravesend will go to the polls on May 5 in a special election for New York’s 11th Congressional District to replace tax cheat Michael Grimm, who stepped down on Jan. 5. Republican Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan and Democratic Brooklyn Councilman Vincent Gentile are the top contenders vying for the seat. Here’s how the two stack up. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Free walking tours, a massive record fair, “Bob’s Burgers” burlesque (no, really), and other great things to see and do in Brooklyn, May 1–7. Comment

Go ringside in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is ready to rumble! Comment

Go ringside in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: The “fight of the century” is this weekend, and our pals at know where to watch it in Bay Ridge. Read more…

Brooklyn College gives Muslim students a free pass to mock invited speaker Pamela Geller

A Britisher’s View: Radical Islam critic Pamela Geller received a lesson in bad citizenship at a Brooklyn College faculty event, where Muslim students tried to ridicule and squash her speech, but ended up exposing their own vile bigotry, writes our columnist. Comment

Farm fresh: Bergen Beach woman starts green market in home

Bergen Beach: A Bergen Beach woman who craved fresher food is sowing the seeds of healthier eating by turning her home into a green market. Comment

Standing O says aloha!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster congratulates a Kingsborough grad Comment

Snap chats! Meet your favorite local author in a F’Greene photobooth

Books: Author selfies are the new author signings. Comments (2)

Crisis inserted: City holds mock disaster in Coney Island

Coney Island: It was an exercise in crisis management — literally. Comment

Off the wall! BAM holds 3-D film fest

Cinema: Talk about being out of your depth! Comment

Civics united: Community groups join forces to make voices heard

Manhattan Beach: More than half a dozen Southern Brooklyn civic groups united to discuss their concerns with Comptroller Scott Stringer at the Manhattan Beach Community Group meeting on April 22. Comment

The Dad enjoys the college experience

The Dad: This week, the Dad likes what he sees when he looks at his daughter’s sophomore year in college. Comment

Imperfect script ensures more big moments for Storz

Joe Knows: Ace Nick Storz and Poly Prep had to sacrifice the chance for one special moment for a potential season full of them. Comment

Slope’s top cop: Bicycle tickets were for illegal headphone use

Mean Streets: The 151 tickets that officers from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct issued to cyclists for cellphone use in 2014 — an activity that is not illegal — were actually issued for the illegal action of wearing headphones while riding, according to the area’s top cop. Comments (22)

Williamsburg, Greenpoint residents spread anti-rezoning gospel

Changing Brooklyn: The anti-gentrification evangelists are on a mission to warn other communities about what happened to their neighborhoods. Comments (18)
Dyker Heights: You can mark them tardy. Comments (10)

Computer piracy

Brighton Beach: Johhny Law is on the hunt for the thief who boosted two laptops from a Brighton Beach Avenue business on April 11. Comment

Creeps sought in clutch caper

Coney Island: Police released images of two twerps they say tried to rob a 76-year-old Coney Island woman in her Surf Avenue apartment building on April 20. Comment

Your guide to becoming a Cosmos fan — for one day only

Event: Long Island’s New York Cosmos soccer club is playing a single game at MCU Park in Coney Island. Here is how to fit in with the super fans. Comment
Event: Why reenact the Civil War when you can reenact a Civil War-era baseball game? Comment

Airhead-bnb! Visitor crashes at the wrong pad — twice

Carroll Gardens: He came to ride a bike, but ended up in a squad car. Comment

Balltimore mom a blast from the past!

Not for Nuthin’: Joanna was impressed by the way a Baltimore mom was caught on camera dealing with a rioting son. Comment

Healthy Martinez returns to Grand Street dugout with city title in mind

High School Sports: Melvin Martinez lost all hearing in his right ear, but after a year away from coaching Grand Street baseball, his energy and passion for the game have returned along with him. Comment

Jelling Berkeley Carroll tops Packer for third-straight win

High School Sports: Packer Collegiate got too close for Berkeley Carroll’s comfort. Comment

Brooklyn-based publicist soaking in preparation for Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

Access to the boxing match of the century goes through Brooklyn — and Kelly Swanson. Comment

Twirly gig: Miss New York visits Ridge baton competition

Bay Ridge: This beauty queen had their heads twirling. Comment

Horsing around

Neigh-ing tribute: Kentucky Derby party to honor Homer Fink

Nightlife: The two most exciting minutes in sports just got even better! Comment
This isn’t a one-horse race! Comments (5)
Pols and community leaders are calling for an end to violence in Flatbush after gunmen killed two and wounded four others after a funeral on Monday night. Comments (9)

Dresses accomplished! Operation Prom helps high schoolers with gown giveaway

More than 250 students received free prom dresses at the third-annual Operation Prom — a formal wear giveaway for low-income students who are doing well in school — at Borough Hall on April 25. Comments (4)

Staple goods: Brooklyn Zine Fest draws thousands to B’Heights

Books: They look good on paper. Comment

Payback: City finally reimburses drivers for damages from roadwork

Sheepshead Bay: Residents who suffered damage to their wheels driving over an exposed manhole in Midwood last fall when the Department of Transportation was doing roadwork recently received refunds from the city for repair costs. Comment

Robots take Downtown: Polytech grad students show off innovations

BoroBeat: The robots are coming! Comment

Young Red Hook residents help clean up the neighborhood

BoroBeat: Kids crowded into the Housing Authority Farm in Red Hook to clean up the neighborhood and make something nice for their moms in preparation for Mother’s Day. Comment

Police: Groper on the run

Williamsburg: Cops are searching for a creep who allegedly followed a woman into her Williamsburg apartment building, grabbed her buttocks, and ran off. Comment

Poly rebounds with no-hitter win over Fieldston

High School Sports: Poly Prep nearly had the perfect bounce-back performance two days after an unexpected loss to Dalton. Comment

Xaverian pounds St. Francis Prep to avenge lone league loss

High School Sports: Xaverian made sure not to repeat the fiasco that unfolded the last time St. Francis Prep and Xaverian met, when the Terriers took advantage of a string of defensive miscues in a single inning by the Brooklyn school and walked away with the victory. Comment

Speed-cam shift: City to move money-spinning camera from parkway exit

Sheepshead Bay: A controversial Sheepshead Bay speed camera that earned the city more than $2.4 million in six months last year is being relocated, according to an elected official who called its lucrative location unfair. Comment

In Park Slope, police crack down on phone use while riding a bicycle. The problem? It isn’t illegal

Mean Streets: It may be dumb to talk on your phone as you pedal, but it isn’t illegal. Apparently, police haven’t gotten the memo. Comments (36)
Crown Heights: Talk about flower power! Comments (1)

Cops hunt Williamsburg murderers

Williamsburg: Cops are on the hunt for four men in connection with an early morning Williamsburg murder. Comments (3)

Cellphone thief punches victim who chased him down

Flatlands: Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who allegedly robbed then attacked a straphanger riding the 5 train in Flatbush on April 20. Comment

Midwood teen disappears in Manhattan

Midwood: Police are looking for searching for a 15-year-old Midwood girl who vanished from her high school in Manhattan on April 23. Comment

Price hike! Activists host gentrification walking tour of Williamsburg

Changing Brooklyn: It is a tour of snooty! Comments (4)

PAC man! Donovan gobbles up checks from political action committees

Bay Ridge: In the race to replace disgraced Rep. Michael Grimm, the Republican candidate has collected nearly as much money from political action committees as his opponent has gotten from anybody. Comments (1)

Is anti-Semitism really just jealousy?

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist contemplates two constants: anti-Semitism and the high proportion of Jewish Nobel Prize winners. Comment
The Islanders will not be the only team playing hockey at Barclays Center this fall. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: Turns out the most polluted waterway in America would have been deemed fine to swim in by the city had it tested the fetid waters that day! Comments (3)

Residents, pol, riled over report Manhattan’s sex offenders moved to Greenpoint

Brooklyn Is Angry: Greenpoint residents are up in arms over reports that the city moved more than a dozen sex offenders into the men’s homeless shelter on Clay Street. Comments (16)

Identity thieves steal nearly $12,000

Police are looking for two men who siphoned nearly $12,000 from a man’s bank account and blew the money on shopping sprees around the city last week. Comment
Transit: It is also making transfers between the G at Broadway and J or M trains at Lorimer free while the L train is closed overnight and on weekends. Comments (1)

Fail! City holds controversial hearing on eve of major test

Bensonhurst: Bensonhurst protestors blasted the Department of Education for scheduling a public hearing on local charter school proposals on April 21 — the night before high-stakes state math exams. Comment
Hospitals in Crisis: They are still alive and kicking — even if their hospital is not. Comments (3)

Top cop! Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as attorney general

Courts: Lynch has clinched it! Comments (7)

Test anxiety: Exams force kids back into shaky school days after wall collapse

Dyker Heights: Class is back in session — whether you like it or not. Comment

Double dose! Fidler finds two matching kidney donors on same day

Marine Park: Ask and ye shall receive — eventually! Comment

No reservations: Mayor omits promised Williamsburg park from environmental agenda

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Mayor DeBlasio shafted Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents on green space for Earth Day, park activists say. Comments (8)
Waiting in the Wings: Shocker! Comments (2)

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