Dining: Don’t waste your summer inside bars — spend it in front of, behind, and on top of them! Comments (3)
Cinema: Brooklyn’s outdoor film festivals don’t show the latest blockbusters, but who needs the new “Star Wars” movie when you can see real stars? Comments (1)

Brooklyn boat launches

Got your own canoe or kayak? Grab a permit (they’re $15 from Prospect Park), then float your boat at one of these borough launches. Parks Department Launches Manhattan Avenue (Manhattan Avenue […] Comment
Event: Coney Island truly is the People’s Playground. Brooklyn’s entertainment capital has amusements to delight every visitor, young or old. So jump on the F train and follow our guide to having fun in the sun-soaked neighborhood at any age. Comments (8)

Game on! A look ahead at this year’s Cyclones season

Cyclones: Our Boys of Summer are back on June 20. Comment

The best beach reads this summer

Books: Brooklyn booksellers offer their top picks. Comment

Taking stock: It’s tough to find sale items these days!

Rhymes with Crazy: Not everyone shares my hobby, but let me put it out there. It is grocery shopping. Nothing I enjoy more. And since we live in the city, I’m shopping all the time, because who has space for those container ports of Country Crock the folks in the suburbs stock up on? Comments (1)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Curses! Camine’s carrier pigeon is out of a job!

Big Screecher: This week in Carmine, the Big Screecher’s typewriter breaks — along with a bunch of other travesties! read it and weep! Comment


Brighton Beach: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering big changes to the program that serves many seniors and disabled people after getting an earful of complaints from Brooklyn riders. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Cats, fairs, dance, John Waters — it is all happening in Brooklyn. Comment

It is game on in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is heating up — even as all eyes are on the ice. Comment

It is NHL playoffs season in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Our pals at name the best bars to watch the Rangers take on Tampa. Read more…



Bay Ridge: Owl’s Head Park ‘bee hotel’ hopes to attract honied newcomers to neighborhood. Comments (5)

Bartoonist wets his whistle by the waterfront

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits the Hop Shop, a beer bar in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comments (1)

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito invites public boozing and peeing

A Britisher’s View: The Council speaker’s plan to decriminalize minor offenses is a slippery slope – the likes of which we have been on before, writes our columnist. Comment

Liquor or not, here comes Barge Bar

Williamsburg: The owner of a new bar located on the shore of Transmitter Park says he’s going to open soon even though he doesn’t have a liquor licence. Comments (37)

Boogie by the bay

Sheepshead Bay: Thousands flocked to Emmons Avenue over the weekend to revel in the warm weather and free fun at the 24th Annual Bayfest on May 17. Comment

Gunman robs Ridge deli

Bay Ridge: Police have released photos of the suspect they believe robbed a Fifth Avenue deli at gunpoint on April 19. Comment

Frame job: Brooklyn Museum names new director

Art: Anne Pasternak, who is currently the president and artistic director of public arts organization Creative Time, will take over from Arnold Lehman in September. Comment
Music: Punk, jazz, hip-hop, country, dance music — it’s all here. Comments (3)

Standing and cheering for Felice

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster celebrates 100 candles and counting! Comment

Upzone outrage

City downsizes zoning plan after local pushback

Bay Ridge: They’re taking a little off the top. Comment

Councilman: We can stop upzone plan

Marine Park: A local councilman vowed to block the city’s controversial zoning proposal that Marine Parkers fear would destroy the character of their low-rise neighborhood, he told a civic meeting on May 19. Comment

Circus show will bring the heat with fire-breathing performance

Event: This circus won’t be in tents — but it will be intense. Comment
Bay Ridge: Owl’s Head Park hosted the 15th-annual Viking Fest on May 16. Comment

Steph heeds the advice of her astrologer. Wait. Steph has an astrologer?

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom remembers that she shouldn’t panic. Comments (3)

Loss of city title doesn’t deminish Eagle, Brooklyn Tech seasons

Joe Knows: The Eagle Academy II boys’ lacrosse team and Brooklyn Tech girls’ squad didn’t get to feel the joy of ending their historic seasons with city titles. But that should not take away from what the teams did accomplish this year. Comment

Honored for service

Honored for service

Four Brooklynites were honored on May 13 for their volunteer service in the aftermath of the devastating gas explosion and building collapse in Lower Manhattan on March 26. Comment

Art and soul

Art and soul

Bay Ridge: A painter shows Ridge nuns their roots. Comment
Bay Ridge: The Parks Department wants to remove a bunch of overgrown, invasive plants along Shore Road between Third Avenue and 95th Street so folks on the promenade can have a better view of the harbor. Comments (9)
Cobble Hill: Now with new and improved renderings. Comments (52)

Giggly world: Comedians pay tribute to Devo

Music: Five comedians, an author, and a member of Devo walk into a bar… Comments (1)
Weird Art: Two artists have built a test kitchen in a Williamsburg gallery, where you can create food for an expedition to Mars. Comment

Jo reminds you why there’s a big sale Monday

Not for Nuthin’: With Memorial Day approaching, our columnist points out that the holiday is supposed to be about more than barbecues and mattress sales. Comment

Two murders in two days in Williamsburg, Bushwick

Bushwick: A pair of bloody murders rocked Williamsburg and Bushwick on Monday and Tuesday. Comments (11)

St. Edmund wins third-straight Brooklyn-Queens Class A softball crown

Kayla Maiolo knew early on it was going to be a good day. Comment

It is Green Science Week at PS 110 in Greenpoint!

Greenpoint: Children at PS 110 in Greenpoint are giggling, screaming, and gasping their way through Green Science Week. Comment

Coney teen disappears on her way to school

Coney Island: Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who vanished from Coney Island on May 15. Comment
Marine Park: A brush fire blazed for more than an hour in Marine Park on May 15, according to the FDNY. Comment

State neglecting seniors at Park Slope old-folks home: pols

Park Slope: The Department of Health must provide money to pay for a temporary caretaker to run the embattled Prospect Park Residence, says a group of pols and activists. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Is Angry: More than 300 Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents brought soccer balls, lawn chairs, and sidewalk chalk to a glass-strewn street on Saturday morning in an attempt to push the city to make good on its decade-old promise to turn the waterfront storage facility lot into parkland. Comments (6)
Sheepshead Bay: The topic for a local group’s recent annual history night was ripped from today’s headlines. Comment

Woman disappears from Flatbush home

Flatbush: Police are looking for a 50-year-old woman who vanished from her apartment in Flatbush on May 14. Comment
Books: Call me, Ishmael. Comments (2)
Cinema: This is a different kind of murder mystery party. Comment

Fleeced! Zoo gives sheep their summer haircut

BoroBeat: It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow! Comment
BoroBeat: Talk about challah-back girls! Comments (2)

Brooklyn Tech’s title bid ended by Curtis in final

High School Sports: Brooklyn Tech appeared to have enough momentum to pull off a comeback in the second half of the championship game, but three-straight Curtis goal quickly dashed those hopes. Comment
High School Sports: Abraham Lincoln is on its way to being known as a baseball school. Comment
High School Sports: The Eagle Academy For Young Men II boys’ lacrosse team’s first year in the Public School Athletic League’s top division came to a heartbreaking end on May 15. Comment

Historic Paramount Theatre to host first boxing show

Professional sporting events are returning to the Long Island University Paramount Theatre. Comment

Art of warriors

Fort Hamilton: Kids from JHS 259 in Bay Ridge teamed up with army veterans to make art inspired by the soldiers’ experiences. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: Jewels by Satnick may be gone from the neighborhood for good if ownership can’t find a location with reasonable rent. Comments (6)

Oh, doctored! DA says men falsified paperwork, stole homes

Fort Greene: Two Long Island men cheated Brooklyn homeowners out of their deeds with the swipe of a pen and lined their own pockets by renting the properties, bilking their victims for huge sums of money, according to Brooklyn’s top lawman. Comments (3)

Library unearths its trove of Coney collectibles

Event: Dig through some buried historical treasures. Comments (2)
Fort Greene: There’s no masking it — this was one successful bash! Comments (1)

Yoga party! Senior yogis stretch it out in Fort Greene

Fitness: They took their downward-facing dogs to the park! Comment

A bit of this and a bit of that

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist shares his thoughts on several topics — including Cuba, McDonalds, and gay marriage — but not Baltimore. Comment
High School Sports: Monica Garlinska’s hit the net with 1:41 to go in double overtime to lead the Engineers to a 6–5 victory and a birth in the Public School Athletic Lead girls lacrosse finals. Comment

Medgar Evers dean killed in Philadelphia train crash

Crown Heights: A Medgar Evers College dean was among the eight passengers killed in the tragic Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, making the national tragedy a personal loss for many Brooklynites. Comments (1)

Celebrate Brooklyn fest fails to celebrate trans people of color

Cinema: Festival organizer Bric came under fire for organizing a celebration of the film “Paris is Burning” without involving many of the communities it features. It has promised to create a new lineup. Comments (5)

Billy Joel’s band movin’ out to Bayfest

Sheepshead Bay: The 24th-annual BayFest is featuring Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out Band and other stars at the Sheepshead Bay festival on May 17. Comment

McCarren Park Update

City yet to fix McCarren Park slime problem

Meadows of Shame: Indoor facilities at the McCarren Park Pool are slimy with water and salt damage because a contractor did a shoddy job when it renovated the construction before the 2012 reopening of the greenspace, a city-commissioned report charged. Comments (8)
Williamsburg: McCarren Park Pool’s ice is on ice. Comments (14)
Gowanus: Who wouldn’t want to chow down next to this scenic vista? Comments (7)

Heroine addiction: Cop busted with drugs, needle

Sunset Park: This cop may have done some shooting without ever firing her service weapon. Comments (1)

Canarsie man vanishes from subway station

Canarsie: Police are looking for a 29-year-old Canarsie man who vanished from a subway station in Bedford-Stuyvesant on May 11. Comment

Badges and head scarves: Muslim youth attend law-enforcement job fair

Manhattan Beach: More than 700 kids and teenagers from schools throughout the city converged on Kingsborough Community College on May 9 for a job fair aimed at encouraging young Muslims to consider careers in law enforcement. Comment

Cops seek shooters in Flatlands drive-by

Crime: Police are asking for the public’s help finding the suspect or suspects responsible for shooting and critically injuring a 26-year-old man in Flatlands on May 11. Comment

Vikings raid the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge Nights is going Norse in honor of the 17th of May Parade, and our pals at have all the details. Read more…

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