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Now, that’s what I call old New York!

Rhymes with Crazy: To me, “old New York” is the city I moved to in 1981. Back then, the subway cars were so covered with graffiti, you couldn’t see out the windows. You always added a 20-minute cushion to your commute, just in case. And Times Square… Comments (1)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Hells bells! Carmine loses his phone service!

Big Screecher: Oh, man, is Carmine angry this week! Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Outdoor films, Biz Markie, and the Smallest Penis Pageant — Brooklyn has it all. Comment

Music under the gazebo

Bay Ridge: Shore Road Park is hosting free concerts this month. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits Park Slope’s last standing gay bar. Comment

Bay Ridge goes out — outside!

Bay Ridge Nights: Our friends at give you best spots to hear music in the Ridge. Read more…

Bay Ridge goes out — outside!

Bay Ridge Nights: Outdoor concerts are singing in three-part harmony in Bay Ridge this weekend. You’ve got a trio of chances to catch some music in Shore Road Park, and if fresh air and sunshine aren’t your bag, there’s plenty going on in the neighborhood watering holes. Comment

Mayor DeBlasio’s crime and punishment

A Britisher’s View: Hizzoner needs to get tough on crime instead of soft peddling law breakers, writes our columnist. Comment

Bilk money: Cops say Gravesend PTA prez stole bake-sale proceeds

Crime: That’s a lot of bake sales. Comment

Experts: Get flood insurance — now

Mill Basin: Lock it in. Comment

Better bike paths: City plans connections to Jamaica Bay Greenway

Marine Park: Bike paths around the Jamaica Bay inlet are getting a boost. Comment

Take a bow for Nathan’s Famous

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Flame Con

Event: These comic book fans are burning with pride! Comment

Local heroes

Local heroes

Event: Scores of Flame Con’s famous guests came from right here in Brooklyn. Here are a few of our top picks. Comment
Manhattan Beach: The contagious rhythms of Michael Jackson will meet the delicate grace of the Russian ballet to tell a story of diversity and friendship at a special program in this year’s “The World of Dance” festival hosted by the Brighton Ballet Theater. Comment

Sporting goods: Ratner pal’s art-smarts a slam dunk for Barclays Center

Ever noticed all the art work in and around Barclays Center? You can thank this guy. Comment

My daughter’s home — and then she’s not!

The Dad: This week, the Dad has one brief moment with her college-age daughter before she’s off to someplace else. Comments (3)
Digital editions: There are plenty of newspapers out there, but how many can you honestly say are newspapers of distinction? Three? Five? Twenty-five? It’s hard to figure, but this week, rest assured that The Brooklyn Paper is truly distinct. What other weekly comes in a handy broadsheet size, comes in full color, and is loaded with the Brooklyn moxie that can only be found in, well, Brooklyn. So enjoy what we have to say — we’ve certainly enjoyed saying it, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Brooklyn wins at the Wingate Awards

High School Sports: Brooklyn’s top athletes headlined the Public School Athletic League’s annual Wingate Awards dinner at the Brooklyn Marriott on June 8. Comment

Changes needed to Catholic baseball playoffs

Joe Knows: The Catholic baseball playoffs need a new format. Comment
Coney Island: Wood from the Riegelmann Boardwalk that was supposedly damaged during Superstorm Sandy is being reused in Italy — as a boardwalk. Comments (2)
Brighton Beach: Brighton Beach experienced a wave of culture on Saturday as traditional Georgian and Ukrainian folk dancers took to the Boardwalk. Comment

Block-buster: Dark comedy about gentrification shot on Ridge street

Bay Ridge: A Brooklyn filmmaker shot an adaptation of a classic “Twilight Zone” episode on Bay Ridge’s Madeline Court, and the flick is making its debut on June 13. Comment

Fool runnings: Nearly 40 percent of drivers blow red light at Ridge intersection

Mean Streets: Drivers in Bay Ridge are seeing red — and then hitting the gas. Comment

Clinton Hill teen sues cops for alleged assault, wrongful arrest

Clinton Hill: The arrest was captured in a viral video last year. Comments (6)
Courts: Borough President Adams is hosting a series of town hall meetings where Brooklynites can report bad landlords. Comments (4)
Coney Island: Our pals at The Brooklyn Paper have the whole story. Click away! It’s okay with us. Read more…

The in-cider: Author talks home-brew cider

Books: She thinks that making cider in the house rules. Comment
Bergen Beach: The cancer warriors in Southern Brooklyn have done it again! Comment

Jo wishes for a pill to cure reality TV

Not for Nuthin’: After America’s pharmacological triumph over erectile dysfunction, out columnist wonders if we can do anything about the family dysfunction on television. Comment

Fort Hamilton’s Budna turns curiosity into Division I scholarship

High School Sports: In four years, competitive volleyball went from something Marlena Budna was curious about to her ticket to a college scholarship. Comment

Farrell ends Xaverian’s quest for consecutive crowns

High School Sports: As American Pharaoh ended the 37-year Triple Crown drought over the weekend, the wait for a repeat Catholic baseball champion hit 38. Comment
Brighton Beach: An adult female Minke whale was found dead on Brighton Beach near Ocean Parkway on Monday. Comment
Awesome: He’s got this going for him, which is nice. Comments (1)
The marine mammal experts at have all the details. Read more…

Alzheimers experts answer questions from caregivers, patients

Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers got expert information on the disease as well as resources and long-term care options at an elderly care center in Brownsville on June 4. Comment

Beating around the Bushwick

Weird Art: It is the art and soul of Brooklyn’s creative scene. Comments (1)

Affirmative action: House of Yes previews new performance space

BoroBeat: They just couldn’t say no. Comment
They have stories a lifetime in the making. Comment

Playing with imagination

Coney Island: Some kids in Coney Island got to exercise their bodies and their minds last week by building their own playground. Comment

Fire at Methodist Hospital

Fire at Methodist Hospital

Park Slope: A fire broke out over the weekend in the basement of New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, causing a lot of panic, but no injuries. Comments (1)

Nazareth falls in second-straight title game

High School Sports: Nazareth went into the championship game looking to make up for last year’s loss in the final. Comment

Brooklyn-native Calhoun transferring to Ohio State

Former Christ the King star Sierra Calhoun has a new home. It just won’t be any closer her old one. Comment

Teenager vanishes from home

Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing teenager last seen at his Borough Park home on Tuesday. Comment

Ridge civic decamps to Dyker for dinner dance

Dyker Heights: More than 160 Ridge movers and shakers supped and stepped the night away at the Bay Ridge Community Council’s first annual dinner dance at Dyker Heights catering hall Sirico’s on June 4. Comment

Pot luck! Weed dispensary may open Downtown

Leaves of Grass: This is a total puff piece. Comments (4)
Mean Streets: Drivers in Bushwick are seeing red — and then hitting the gas. Comments (28)

Happy Brooklyn Day!

Happy Brooklyn Day!

Photo Galleries: Brooklynites gathered in Canarsie Park last Thursday to celebrate their borough with sports and games. Comment
BoroBeat: Holy literacy promotion, Batman! Comment

Cops cuff alleged Williamsburg groper

Williamsburg: Cops say they believe the man has groped or exposed his junk to women in Williamsburg and Greenpoint at least 10 times since late April. Comments (3)

Flag Day gives Stan a case of the Mondays

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist remembers a patriotic hero in preparation for Flag Day on June 14. Comment

Xaverian stays alive with eighth-inning playoff win

Xaverian continues to excel with it back against the wall. Comment
Greenwood Heights: Current president Pat Lynch won the race in a landslide. Comments (1)

See it: Video of suspected Gravesend gunmen

Gravesend: Cops release footage of two suspects in grizzly Gravesend murder. Comment

Float on! Greenpoint’s Barge Bar gets liquor license

Nightlife: It’s a real watering hole! Comments (12)

Bill to save Williamsburg senior center passes Assembly

Changing Brooklyn: The Swinging Sixties Senior Center is now one step closer to avoiding eviction, say activists. Comments (6)

Suspect sought in Sheepshead Bay shooting

Sheepshead Bay: Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect they believe was involved in a shooting in Sheepshead Bay on May 26. Comment

Cops seek robber

Coney Island: Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect they believe stole a wallet from a Coney Island home on May 26. Comment
Music: The funk queen drew thounds of fans to the Prospect Park bandshell on Wednesday, with thousands more watching on screens outside. Comment

Garage steal

Coney Island: Police are asking for the public’s help identifying two suspects they believe were involved in the burglary of a Coney Island garage on May 27. Comment

Green day: Botanic Garden opens new and improved kids area

BoroBeat: Talk about garden variety! Comment

Fatal crash in Canarsie

Fatal crash in Canarsie

Canarsie: A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger injured when he was struck by a driver on Avenue J at Rockaway Parkway on June 3. Comment

Cops on the lookout for alleged Gowanus train robber

Gowanus: Police are on the lookout for a man they say is responsible for a pair of similar robberies at the Smith-Ninth Street subway station in early May. Comment

Serial groper assaulting women in Williamsburg, say locals

Williamsburg: Nine women say the same creep grabbed or slapped their butts while they were walking on neighborhood streets. Comments (5)

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