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Almanac of awesome! Sloper writes guide to fascinating folks

Books: He is fascinated by the fascinating. Comment

It’s a funny world, despite the current state of affairs

It’s Only My Opinion: In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Bay News, we are running Stan’s first column for the Courier papers, which ran back on Dec. 22, 1988, in which our columnist considers the Giants’ move to the Meadowlands, and the recent election of George H. W. Bush. Comment

Bay News 70th anniversary

They will be missed

We look at what Brooklyn has lost in the years since it gained the Bay News. Comment

Newer arrivals

We take stock of some things that came to Brooklyn after the Bay News. Comment

Do kids and adults playing together mix?

Rhymes with Crazy: The city says kids shouldn’t interact with adults they don’t know in parks. Our columnist says that’s nuts. Comments (4)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Bay News 70th anniversary

Happy Birthday, Bay News!

Happy Birthday, Bay News!

We celebrate 70 years of success and community. Comment

Then and now: The Bay News through the ages

Join us for a long look back at your neighborhood newspaper. Comment

Where are they now?

We catch up with former Bay News execs and staffers. Comment

Seventy years ago, Carmine couldn’t believe his mother wouldn’t get him a pony!

Big Screecher: This week, we bring you Carmine’s first-ever column — written a few months before his 10th birthday! Comment

New evidence in Canarsie shooting

Canarsie: Police have released a video of two individuals they say are wanted for questioning regarding a man’s murder in Canarsie early last year. Comment

The air down there: Duo starts radio station in Bushwick basement

Bushwick: They’re going wireless — in more ways than one! Comment
Editor’s Picks: Dance to zydeco music, score a bargain bike; learn to weld, and other great things to do in Brooklyn, May 8–14. Comment

Bartoonist goes tropical in Crown Heights

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits the ’40s Miami Beach-themed King Tai Bar. Comments (4)

Bay Ridge is for mothers!

Bay Ridge Nights: It’s time to honor that special woman in your life! Comment

My, what a homely place you Brooklynites have

A Britisher’s View: In celebration of the Bay News’ 70th anniversary, we dug up Shavana Abruzzo’s very first “A Britisher’s View” column, which appeared on Dec. 22, 1988. Comment

Cops hunt Flatlands jewelry thief

Flatlands: Police are asking for the public’s help finding the man they say robbed a home in Flatlands on April 29. Comment

The Cherry Hill gang: Supporters outnumber opponents at Council hearing

Sheepshead Bay: UPDATE: The Council’s subcommittee on zoning and franchises approved a compromise text amendment on May 7 that will allow Cherry Hill Gourmet Market to operate legally for 10 years, at which time it will have to apply for a new text amendment. It still must be approved by the full Council, but it is expected to pass with the support of Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D–Sheepshead Bay). Comment

The big bang! Massive drum ensemble celebrates three huge years

Music: Talk about a birthday bash! Comment

Honoring veterans of WWII in Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach: Residents celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II by honoring war heroes at Family Day in Brighton Beach on May 3. Comment
Park Slope: Youngsters in Park Slope got the chance to see a piece of Brooklyn history on May 2, when Engine 239 threw open its doors for a tour. Comments (1)
Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is celebrating blood donors and family care. Comment

Ship shapes! Shadow puppet show highlights female pirates

Theater: XX marks the spot! Comment

Crummy will summer in Coney and forget the Nets

Flagrant Fowl: Crummy will be sitting talons up, crushing Thunderbirds and enjoying all the throwaways the Coney Island Boardwalk has to offer. The players on the Nets, on the other hand, will not be enjoying any part of their summer. Comment

The time my son told me ‘No, I won’t do that.’

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie found out she does, in fact, have a teenager in the house. Comment

Thief robs sleeping straphanger

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Midwood supporting Antoine with heart to be proud of

Joe Knows: A debilitating stroke has kept Erica Antoine from playing a single game during her senior girl’s lacrosse season at Midwood, but she is present at every one. Comment

Election rejection: Island DA trounces Brooklyn councilman in race to replace disgraced Michael Grimm

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn voted for the hometown hopeful, but it wasn’t enough. Comments (11)
Marine Park: A massive brush fire blazed for several hours in Marine Park on May 5, according to the fire department. Comment

Fort Greene’s Afropunk Fest is going global

Branding Brooklyn: The annual festival is branching out to Paris this month. Très bien! Comments (1)

Kids learn America’s pastime in Coney park

Coney Island: It was the first inning in a life-long love of the game. Comment

Local views

Event: “Lazarus” is set inside Israel’s Record Store, located in a subterranean space on Fulton Street. Comments (1)
Event: We pluck out three of the Brooklyniest films at this year’s Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. Comments (1)

The ABCs of Math A & B

Not for Nuthin’: In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Bay News this week, we are rerunning Joanna’s first column for the paper, which originally ran on Jan. 11, 2007, in which our columnist lamented the arrival of “the new, new math.” Comment

On your head and on the house: Library giving away free helmets

Event: Kings County is protecting its crowns! Comments (1)

South Shore penalized for playing in Dick’s Nationals

High School Sports: South Shore’s athletic programs could be shut out of interstate competition next year as punishment for the Vikings’ participation in the Dick’s High School Nationals Tournament — and school officials say the league didn’t warn them about those consequences before the event. Comment
Mean Streets: The husband of a woman who was killed by an unlicensed driver on a Clinton Hill street in 2011 lashed out at the cops who bungled the examination of her death so badly her alleged killer was never brought to trial. Comments (5)
Music: How soon is ahora? Comments (1)

Deadly ride

Gerritsen Beach: A man died after he was ejected from an all-terrain vehicle and discovered near a creek in Gerritsen Beach on May 3, police say. Comment

Man leaps to death in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A 23-year-old man jumped to his death from a Ridge Boulevard apartment building on May 4, officials said. Comment
BoroBeat: PS 295’s “Touch-a-Truck” event brought kids and trucks together again. Comment
High School Sports: Frank Marinello wanted to do more than just raise money for autism research — he wanted to help his nephew. Comment

Storz’s 13 strikeouts power Poly past George Washington

High School Sports: Nick Storz backed himself into a dangerous corner before striking out arguably the city’s best hitter to give Poly Prep a signature win. Comment
High School Sports: Brooklyn Tech’s expectations have risen as quickly as its win total. Comment
Shopping: The New Jersey radio station brought its 22-year-old bazaar to Brooklyn for the first time. Comments (1)

Under new management: Judge takes reins of Prospect Park Residence from owner

Park Slope: The judge has appointed a temporary receiver to manage the old folks home while court proceedings against owner Haysha Deitch continue. Comments (4)

Easel A: PS 192 students display their art

Kensington: They’re Brooklyn’s next generation of great artists. Comment

Stop or schlep: Seniors demand new B44 bus stop

Marine Park: They say the Metropolitan Transit Authority is throwing seniors under the bus. Comment

Yet another Brooklyn arts chief retires

DUMBO: Don’t put down that champagne flute just yet! Comments (1)
Coney Island: He’s a real saber rattler. Comment

Stan talks drought, polls and Iron Man

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers the California drought, Hillary’s sliding poll numbers, and Robert Downey Jr.’s dramatic exit. Comment

Test results: Maimonides celebrates its researchers

Dyker Heights: These experiments were a definite success. Comment

MTA revamping ramps to Verrazano approach

Bay Ridge: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is rebuilding and moving ramps on the Brooklyn side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge — stirring up what the bridge’s original engineer called a “spaghetti pile” of existing ascents. Comments (13)

Junk vintage store closes N. Ninth St. outlet

Williamsburg: The Williamsburg vintage emporium has closed one of its two stores after the landlord raised the rent. Comments (3)
Flagrant Fowl: The Nets needs to win at Barclays tonight, which means the Nets needs Deron Williams on his game, says our avian NBA commentator. Comments (2)

Wham! BAM: Thank you, ma’am!

BoroBeat: Brooklyn’s cultural elite celebrated outgoing Brooklyn Academy of Music President Karen Brooks Hopkins at a gala on April 29. Comment

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