Screen savers: Festival finds humor in discarded videos

Cinema: They’ve found the funny. Comments (4)

When Texas came to New York

Rhymes with Crazy: That famous New York brash? You can thank says a Texan, says our columnist. Comments (2)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Don’t forget to wish Carmine a happy 80th!

Big Screecher: It’s happened! Carmine turned 80, and all he got for his birthday was a car accident! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This weekend, Brooklyn gets competitive! Throw down with sand sculptures and home-brewed beer, then chill out inside the rest of the week — you’ve earned it! Comments (2)

Like a Paisley cowboy: Queer country band kicks off music festival

Music: They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re country. Comments (2)

The livin’ is easy in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: It’s summertime and the weather is (mostly) fine, so go outside and enjoy Bay Ridge. The neighborhood has got a bevy of outdoor activities for you this week — and a few air-conditioned ones to help you cool off — so slap on that sunscreen and fill a canteen with your favorite beverage, because we are steppin’ out. Comment

Clones not hitting their weight

Diamond Dave’s Cyclones Report: The Cyclones’ pitching is keeping them in the battle for first place, but they need more runs if they want to make the playoffs. Comment

Race to replace Brook-Krasny takes shape

Coney Island: Democrat Pam Harris and Republican Lucretia Regina-Potter appear poised to face-off in a November special election to fill the seat vacated by the surprise resignation of Alec Brook-Krasny. Comment

‘I Am Nancy,’ a Brooklyn man’s journey to womanhood: Part 1

A Britisher’s View: Caitlyn Jenner is paving the way for transgenders like her to be accepted into mainstream society, says Brooklyn resident Nancy Owen (not her real name), who talks with A Britisher’s View in this first installment of a three-part column on being born a woman in a man’s body. Comment

A voice for all

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
Bay Ridge: Now they’re singing a different tune. Comment

Volleyballin’ in Coney Island

Coney Island: Coney Island may no longer be good enough for the pros, but the sandy beaches of Sodom by the Sea still make a good venue for volleyball. Comment
Bay Ridge: Some Suessites assembled in Owls Head Park, for magic and songs on Aug. 9 — what a lark! Comments (1)
Cinema: The Bechdel test, that is. Comments (1)
BoroBeat: They’re painting the town teal! Comments (1)

Sheepshead Bay Road business owners feel overrun by homeless

Sheepshead Bay: Transients and trash were the biggest complaints at a recent small-business town hall hosted by local councilmen. Comment

Piece of mindfulnes

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie offers a meditation on the benefits of meditation. Comment

Novagratz stepping back into the spotlight

Joe Knows: Wolfgang Novogratz’s first year in California wasn’t all sunshine, but the former Poly Prep hoops standout is on the other side of the clouds as he gets set for his senior season. Comment

Golden gets more cops for Marine Park

Marine Park: Expect to see more blue amongst all the green in Marine Park. Comment
Photo Galleries: Neighborhood celebrates with live snakes. Comment

Crumbling Greenpoint park will get $2-million makeover

Greenpoint: This green space is getting some green. Comment

Jo says the Fox ‘debate’ was a lot of hot air

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist calls out the Fox anchors for baiting The Donald, and sizes up some of the other contenders. Comment

Jazz ages: Music group brings together kids and seniors

Flatbush: School may be out, but music class is coming back early. Comment

Kickin’ it old school: Hip-hop trailblazers to hit the stage in Wingate Park

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Presenting the freshest of the old school! Comment

There it is again! New Bookmobile is back!

BoroBeat: We just can’t get enough of this Bookmobile! Comment

Yanks thwart Clones’ grab for 1st place

The Ride: The Cyclones fought back from a three-run deficit but fell 10–7, in 12 innings to the hated Staten Island Yankees. Comment

Jefferson’s Ponds nearing college decision after rankings rise

High School Sports: Shamorie Ponds’ meteoritic rise to one of the nation’s elite high-school players is set to come a close with a fast-approaching college commitment. Comment

Rich haul in Sheepshead Bay burglary

Sheepshead Bay: Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a home near Avenue Z and E. 24th Street on Aug. 8. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: And it needs your help! Comments (2)
Sunset Park: It’s all up in the air. Comments (12)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: They rocked the boat! Comments (8)

Snuffed film: Activist to sue cops over lost police-camera footage

Sunset Park: Let’s go to the tape — oh wait, we can’t. Comments (4)

Family Day celebration a success

Flatbush: Paerdegat Park played host to the 14th annual Family Day on Aug. 8, where families enjoyed free food, games, music, and a talent show. Comment

Police and Brooklynites come together

BoroBeat: Brooklynites and the officers charged with protecting them got together across the borough on Aug. 4 for National Night Out Against Crime. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment
Cobble Hill: A driver fatally ran over the owner of a long-running Atlantic Avenue grocery store as he was crossing the road on Sunday, according to a report. Comments (4)

Cyclones spank Yanks 7–0 on the Rock

The Ride: All-Star Gaby Almonte pitched eight shutout innings in the Cyclones’ 7–0 win against the hated Staten Island Yankees. Comment

Eye for the Tigers: Poly Prep ace Storz picks LSU

High School Sports: Nick Storz had his pick of some of the top college baseball programs in the country, but he could only imagine himself playing in one place. Comment

Brooklyn native Bryant finds scoring touch overseas

The calling card of Darryl “Truck” Bryant’s career has been his physical prowess and acumen as a shut-down, on-ball defender. But after last season in the Czech Republic, people may start to view him differently. Comment

Officials: Williamsburg officer arrested for sex crimes

Crime: Police arrested a 43-year-old Williamsburg resident and NYPD sergeant Wednesday in his apartment on numerous sex abuse related charges, including the rape of a 15-year-old girl. Comment

Library lay-up: Knicks great reads with Coney kids

Coney Island: This former Knick is shooting for a new kind of field goal: getting Coney Island kids excited about reading. Comment

Cop who attacked pregnant woman may only lose vacation days

Sunset Park: For cops who lash out at civilians, its no vacation — literally. Comments (1)

Police: Woman pays $20 to avoid rape

Williamsburg: A man threatened to rape a woman in Williamsburg last week then walked away after she paid him $20. Comments (3)

Stan says: Don’t bet on Trump

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers candidate Trump’s real chances, what he will do for primary turnout, and how he might better react to critics of his fans. Comment

Abandoned car getting free ride in Mill Basin

Mill Basin: This Mill Basin block has abandonment issues. Comment

All hands on deck in win against Staten Island

The Ride: The Yanks got a spelling lesson from Siena on Sunday night. Comment

Police: Help us find this arsonist

Crime: Cops say this guy set fire to a restaurant in East Flatbush. Comment
Greenpoint: Protesters pushing the city to fulfill the promise of Bushwick Inlet Park in Williamsburg are planning a navel assualt on the green space. Comments (4)
Meadows of Shame: An algae outbrek in Prospect Park Lake could be hazordous to your pup’s health! Comments (1)

Police seek thirsty thieves

Coney Island: Police are asking for the public’s help finding two men who allegedly forced a man into their car at gunpoint in Brighton Beach, tried to get him to buy them beer, and then robbed him on July 29. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: These kids are having summer fun — at school. Comment

Scary loss to Lake Monsters

The Ride: Vermont is a beautiful place. Truly beautiful. But this loss was ugly. Comment

Update: Two arrested in Red Hook shooting

Red Hook: Two teens are in custody in connection to an Aug. 3 drive-by shooting in Red Hook that injured five and caused a pregnant woman to lose her baby, according to police. Comments (4)

All in! Infielders take the mound in horrible loss

The Ride: This one was ugly, folks. Comment

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