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Whiskey business: Bourbon-book author names his top Brooklyn bars

Books: He is giving it to us straight. Comments (1)

Three cheers to your local bodega!

Rhymes with Crazy: It is the place you can grab a gallon of milk or a can of frosting at midnight, but is it possible it is also one of those amazingly New York things that, like Central Park, makes us all a little calmer and happier? Comments (1)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine has a blast at the combo Confirmation-Communion party!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher fills you on his latest and greatest party! Comment

Noise is off

Bergen Beach: The city hopes a new noise barrier will silence complaints from Bergen Beachers near the Belt Parkway two years after a bridge reconstruction project tore down the line of trees serving as a natural muffler — but locals doubt the flimsy fence will make a difference. Comment

’Hoodlinked: Do-it-yourself Internet network reaches Ridge

Bay Ridge: A group of techies aiming to build a citywide, community-owned wifi network is making inroads into Bay Ridge. Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: Film fests, zombies, Chaka Khan, and other great things to see and do in Brooklyn this week. Comment

Find your Fifth element in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: We’re pleading the Fifth — Fifth Avenue, that is! Comment

Waste warriors: Locals clean Bensonhurst streets

Bensonhurst: They turned out to take the trash out. Comment

Board bashes building boost.

Sheepshead Bay: The city has launched a charm offensive to sell a controversial plan to ease height and parking requirements on new construction, but after grilling agency reps, Sheepshead Bay leaders were just offended. Comment

Go beyond the Fifth Ave. Fest in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The big street fest is this Sunday, and our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the inside scoop on where to go and what to see! Read more…

Pope Francis is jumping on the anti-Israel bandwagon with an ungodly Pales-whine

A Britisher’s View: Pope Francis and other world leaders should act to expose and overturn the repugnant morality that teaches Palestinian children to hate Jews, admire martyrs, and support jihad, instead of ratifying it. Comment
Canarsie: A Flatlands man was killed on May 22 when a driver struck him on Glenwood Road near Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie and then fled the scene. Comment

Plunder-bolt: Luna Park looter on the loose

Coney Island: Cops are searching for a killjoy who is stealing purses from cubbies at Luna Park in Coney Island. Comment

Pardon this news block

If you’ll excuse him, he isn’t the prolific BrooklynPaper.com commentator, but he has the same name — and that name is John Wasserman. Comments (28)
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VIDEO: Wasserman reads Wasserman

Pardon him, but someone has to say this. Comments (3)
Dance: It is poetry in motion! Comment
Photo Galleries: Life’s a beach for Brooklynites. Comments (2)

Gestation sensation! A pregnancy-themed variety show in Gowanus

Nightlife: This show is all in the delivery. Comment
BoroBeat: The Kings County Fair entertained Brooklynites with stomach-turning roller coasters, wild attractions, and plenty of funnel cake from May 14 to 25 at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment

Local legal eagle soars!

Standing O: Standing O is shouting it out for the new president of the Women’s Bar Association. Comment

Cops: School safety agent drove drunk

Coney Island: Police arrested an off-duty school safety agent for drunk driving right in front a police station on W. Eighth Street in Coney Island on May 22. Comment

Wheelin’ in the years

BoroBeat: Amusement ride buffs gathered at Deno’s Wonder Wheel for a celebratory ride when it turned 95 years old on Monday. Comment

What will they do when disaster strikes?

The Dad: This week, the Dad contemplates his daughter’s life without him. Comments (5)
Page 1: Look, we know just how you feel. The year hasn’t been going nearly as expected. Road blocks kept sprouting up. It seemed like you couldn’t get anything done — at least on time, anyway. But now, the days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer, and each morning that you wake up, it seems like you’ve finally turned the corner. Yup, things are coming together. So take a little breather, sit back, and enjoy the latest Brooklyn Paper. Oh, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
BoroBeat: Borough President Adams has now pledged $1 million to help restore the Cadman Plaza World War II memorial. Comments (4)

Karn-age: Senior’s walk-off hit, arm send Madison to semifinals

High School Sports: Christopher Karnbach single-handily advanced James Madison to the semifinals. Comment

Public missed chance to suggest PSAL improvments

Joe Knows: People complain in the background all the time about the workings of the Public School Athletic League, from parents to coaches to referees. Those people missed a rare chance to say it right to the PSAL’s top executives last week. Comment
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Dancing their way to safety

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Dancing their way to safety

Brighton Beach: The students of PS 253 won $10,000 last week for strutting their stuff in the name of safety. Comment

Promised Land

City insists it is still committed to finishing Bushwick Inlet Park

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city says it is working on getting the full 28 acres, but still won’t meet with activists and local pols, or offer an actual plan. Comments (12)

How we would build a bigger park

How we would build a bigger park

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city refuses to say how it will build a 28-acre park on the waterfront — so we have a few ideas of our own. Comments (4)

Bored to cheers: Dick Zigun’s ‘Boredom’ no snoozer

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: If you want to be bored, we suggest watching paint dry. Comments (1)

Ahoy!

Ahoy!

Harbor Watch: Fort Hamilton Army Base welcomed sailors entering New York Harbor with a pre-Fleet Week “Salute to Ships” on May 20. Comment

Jo reminds Kuby why he can yak on the radio

Not for Nuthin’: Recalling her own hippie past, our columnist tells a certain radio host to grow up and show some gratitude. Comment

Living on video: Bushwick filmmaker stars as himself in new flick

Cinema: Talk about a meta narrative. Comment

Ditmas Park man dies in shooting outside bodega

Ditmas Park: Someone shot and killed a Ditmas Park man on Tuesday night outside a bodega blocks away from his home, police said. Comments (8)

Poly Prep rally falls short in softball title game

High School Sports: Poly Prep just fell few hits short. Comment

Grand Street hits dead end in playoff loss to Cardozo

High School Sports: Grand Street Campus hurt itself more times than it could overcome last Friday. Comment
Bay Ridge: They’re here to pump — you up! Comments (8)

Appetite for instruction! Williamsburg school teaches Rock 101

Awesome: The halls are alive with the sound of music at Williamsburg’s Juan Morel Campos Secondary School. Comment
Dining: They’re the hottest cold drink around! Comments (2)
Weird Art: Actual robots will be in attendance. Comments (1)

Oliver tapped to turn around Blackbirds women’s hoops program

The first thing the new Long Island University women’s basketball coach wants to do is remind the long-suffering Lady Blackbirds why they love to play the game. Comment

Remember how we got here

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist explains the importance of Memorial Day, and shares his secret for great sangria. Comment
Coney Island: Jazlyn Ramirez from the New York Aquarium welcomes beach season with open arms in a dapper starfish suit on May 21 — the official opening of Coney Island’s Boardwalk. The beach opens May 23. Comment

Do you know this woman?

Bensonhurst: Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a woman who was discovered wandering at the intersection of Cropsey Avenue and Shore Parkway in Bath Beach around 7:10 pm on May 21. Comment

Cash for locals part of likely Marine Terminal deal

It’s the lease they could do. Comment

Oh, scrappy day! City brings composting pick-up to Greenpoint

Greenpoint: The city is expanding its fledgling food-waste recycling program to Greenpoint next month, offering curbside collection of table scraps and yard trimmings, which it will transform into plant food and, eventually, natural gas. Comments (22)
BoroBeat: They’re the best of New York’s Best. Comment

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