Books: This writer wants you to put down the smart phone and pick up a ballpoint pen! Comment

How to stop imagining ‘The Next Etan’

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist explains why worrying about your kids walking home alone is not something you should worry about. Comments (7)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Face it! Carmine is ‘Mr. Nice Guy!’

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher lets you know just how nice he really is! Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comments (1)
Bensonhurst: Mayor DeBlasio’s executive budget doesn’t give Bensonhurst garbage collection the boost local leaders wanted. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Artsy video games, air guitar, vintage animations, and other great things to do and see in Brooklyn this week. Comment

Vikings invade Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Vikings are invading Bay Ridge — beskytt ølene!* Comment

Locally hewn: Woodworkers craft Marine Park timber

Marine Park: Wood you look at that! Comment

America coddles blacks who behave badly

A Britisher’s View: Where is the furor over black crime and white plight, inquires our columnist. Comment
Fort Greene: The supermarket that for years has been promised to be replace a once-beautiful but now-dilapidated section of the Brooklyn Navy Yard may finally be on its way. Comments (11)
Event: A Bay Ridge wine bar that also slings oysters is serving up some “Mary on the half-shell.” Comments (2)

Carnival of books

Carnival of books

Sheepshead Bay: Dozens of locals celebrated the borough-wide bicycle tour at the Bike the Branches Friends Carnival at the Sheepshead Bay Library on May 9. Comment

The Dad annihilates ‘The Giving Tree’

The Dad: This week, our columnist takes aim at Shel Silverstein’s masterwork. Comments (6)

Hail to the new chief!

Standing O: Standing O salutes the new president of the Society of Old Brooklynites. Comment

Boardwalk Mother’s Day karaoke hits all the right notes

Coney Island: It was the mother of all sing-alongs. Comment

Allegory of the Kaves: Ridge artist featured in Brooklyn film fest short

Bay Ridge: This lord is expanding his dominion. Comment

Remembering victory and loss

Brighton Beach: More than 250 people attended the Victory Day celebration hosted by the Be Proud Foundation at the National restaurant on May 8. Comment

Flatbush biz leaders toast Markowitz at Kings Theatre

BoroBeat: It was a gala fit for Kings. Comments (1)
BoroBeat: Bike lovers flocked to Washington Park in Park Slope to tumble and fumble through a jumble of bikes at the semi-annual Bike Jumble bicycle flea market on May 9. Comment

PSAL gets failing grade for Dick’s debacle

Joe Knows: The Public Schools Athletic League failed at its only job — to act in the best interest of its kids. Comment

That’s a wrap! Gowanus’s Film Biz Recyling to close

Gowanus: The company is calling “cut!” on its operation, and selling off all its stock at heavily discounted prices. Comment

Society of Old Brooklynites elects new president

Gerritsen Beach: Meet the new boss of the old Brooklynites. Comment

Luna lockers looted

Coney Island: An eagle-eyed go-kart rider fingered a guy who allegedly looted a locker at Luna Park on May 10, but the cretin behind two other cubby-related cribbings that day appears to be still at large. Comment

Rising stars of Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay has no treble finding talent! Comment

Star of stage and computer screen: Online cabaret reviewer performs his own show

Music: A Park Slope cabaret-show critic will swap his computer keyboard for the musical kind when he gives a cabaret performance of classic Don Mclean ditties at Union Temple in Prospect Heights on May 15. Comment

Nothing but net

Marine Park: Families tried their hand at seining — fishing with a net — with the Urban Park Rangers at the Marine Park estuary on May 10. Comment

Where is Al Sharpton on Mississippi police murders?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders why the activist doesn’t say something — anything — about the murder of a black officer in Dixie. Comment
Robert Amato was simply perfect. Comment
High School Sports: Grand Street looked like it was out of the game against Telecommunications before it rallied for an important win. Comment

Bonnies shut out by St. Francis Prep in diocesan semifinals

High School Sports: Fontbonne Hall ace Bianca Marletta did all she could, but two early runs were too much to overcome for and her team. Comment

Oops! Working Families Party PR rep accidentally sends strategic e-mail to Brooklyn Paper reporter

Crown Heights: It is a case of the flacks fighting the flak! Comments (3)
Awesome: Got milk! Comments (2)

Sheepshead Bay teen disappears

Sheepshead Bay: Police are looking for a 17-year-old boy who vanished from Sheepshead Bay on May 6. Comment

CitiStorage lot sale talk riles park advocates

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents who have been demanding the city purchase the so-called CitiStorage waterfront lot to turn into parkland say the news that two private developers now have an option to buy the land will just commence the latest battle in the fight to make the city keeps its promise. Comments (12)

Pooping my religion: One-woman show is about faith and fecal matter

Theater: She is aiming to have the number two play in all of Brooklyn. Comments (1)

‘Love locks’ trend spreads to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: Call it Bae Ridge. Comments (5)
Books: Bookish bikers and bikish bookers teamed up for the Brooklyn Public Library’s “Bike the Branches” event on May 9, riding to libraries in neighborhoods near and far across the borough in an attempt to see who could hit the most checkpoints, or just have a nice ride. Comments (1)

Really Greenpoint! New map will chart Brooklyn’s most toxic neighborhoods

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A group is pinpointing the most dangerous areas of Greenpoint and Williamsburg — and there are a hell of a lot of pins! Comments (5)

Stretch comedy: Park Slope studio offers ‘laughter yoga’ class

Fitness: Talk about a twisted sense of humor! Comments (1)

MTA won’t kill feral cats

Our pals at have this breaking story about the status of some felines living on the wrong side of the tracks. Read more…
Sheepshead Bay: The controversial Sheepshead Bay supermarket that has been operating illegally for nearly six years took a major step towards legalization on May 7 when the local councilman threw his support behind a text amendment that would allow the business to operate for the next 10 years. Comment
Perspective: It is like a light went on over their heads. Comment

Cops: Help bust this burglar

Sheepshead Bay: Police have released a photograph of the suspect they say robbed a man’s home in Sheepshead Bay on April 17. Comment
Dining: Could sumo be Brooklyn’s next big spectator sport? Comments (4)
Art: A new Williamsburg music venue is promising to bring a robust classical and avant garde music lineup to the neighborhood. Comments (2)

He’s back! Carmine reappears like Jason in those ‘Friday the 13th’ movies!

Sunday Screech: This week, we bring you Carmine’s first-ever column — written a few months before his 10th birthday! Comments (8)
Art: Manhattan’s fancy contemporary art fair Frieze is this weekend, but you can save the ferry fare, because Brooklyn is having its own fancy contemporary art fair Comment
Canarsie: An off-duty police officer driving a motorcycle died after he was struck by the driver of a sports utility vehicle in Canarsie on May 4, according to the police department. Comment

Uber offering $2.75 W’burg-to-Manhattan rides while L train is closed

Williamsburg: It is the Uber-mensch! Comments (2)
Greenpoint: It was a committeeman confrontation! Comments (18)
Mean Streets: Talk about street cred! The city is hoping to get Brooklyn’s bohemian set buzzing about bike safety this weekend by hosting a workshop at a hip Bushwick artist collective. Comments (15)

Jewish museum to screen long-lost Hitchcock Holocaust film

Our pals at The Villager have the inside story on a 1945 documentary about Nazi concentration camps directed by Alfred Hitchcock, screening for the first time on May 19. Read more…

Pedestrian in critical after collision

Sheepshead Bay: A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was hit by a car in Sheepshead Bay on May 6, according to police. Comment

Cops: Downtown woman vanished from Fort Greene hospital

Downtown: Police are on the lookout for a Downtown woman last seen on May 6 in Fort Greene, according to a report. Comment

Mistakes catch up to Madison in loss to Tottenville

High School Sports: A young James Madison team has already exceeded expectations this season, but proved it still has some growing up to do in a loss to league power Tottenville. Comment

Malignaggi returns to ring at Barclays after long layoff

Paulie Malignaggi isn’t dead yet — and he intends to prove it by reviving his boxing career. Comment
Art: Two of the artists responsible revealed themselves to police as a former Buzzfeed executive, and a City College of New York adjunct professor. Comments (2)

Cops seek frustrated bank robber

Williamsburg: Police are searching for a man who they say tried and failed to rob two Brooklyn banks yesterday afternoon. Comments (1)

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