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Parenting: A new Burton Snowboard program called Riglet Snowboarding for Physical Education brings the slopes indoors and out of the cold. Comment

Long Tall Weekends

They Might Be Giants has big plans for 2015

Music: It has been 33 years since its first live show, and 25 years since “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” but this will not be the year that They Might Be Giants slows down. Comment

They Might Be Giants has big plans for 2015

Music: It has been 33 years since its first live show, and 25 years since “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” but this will not be the year that They Might Be Giants slows down. Comment

Tale of the tape: They Might Be Giants vs. Billy Joel

Music: Which residency is better — They Might be Giants at the Music Hall of Williamsburg or Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden? Comment

Tale of the tape: Two Johns vs. Two Dollar Bill

Music: Which residency is better — They Might be Giants at the Music Hall of Williamsburg or Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden? Comment

Kingsborough offers free sneak peek of live ‘Cool Hand Luke’

Theater: On Stage At Kingsborough is playing its “get out of jail free” card! Comment

A guide to Australian things in Brooklyn

A guide to Australian things in Brooklyn

Cafes, bars, and more cafes! Also: dingoes. Comments (10)

Rumble in the box! W’burg theater hosts Cardboard Robot Battle

Nightlife: Talk about paper cuts! Comment

Rumble in the box! W’burg theater hosts Cardboard Robot Battle

Nightlife: Talk about paper cuts! Comment

Here’s your reminder to read Carmine this week

Sunday Screech: You didn’t think he could do it, but he did — Carmine does it again! Comments (1)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine again helps seniors, and salutes a friend

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher does again! Comment
Editor’s Picks: Ring in the Year of the Sheep, see the 1978 animated “Lord of the Rings” film, meet Misty Copeland and more great things to do in Brooklyn, Jan. 23–29. Comment

Get your culture on in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is tripping the arts eclectic this weekend! Comment

Get your culture on in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is tripping the arts eclectic this weekend, according to our pals at BrooklynDaily.com. Read more…

ID-card program imperils New Yorkers

A Britisher’s View: The easy-to-get official identification cards could make it easier for radical Muslims to plot — and pull off — their next attack. Comment

Robber poses as cop in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Police have released a sketch and a video of the man they say impersonated a police officer in order to commit two armed robberies in Sheepshead Bay in October. Comment

Ridge crook using phony debit card to steal cash

Bay Ridge: It was a high-tech cash swipe. Comment
Courts: Taxpayers have shelled out nearly $25 million for wrongful convictions obtained and upheld under former district attorney Charles Hynes, and the money could keep flowing as his replacement continues to reinvestigate questionable cases. Comment

Cops: Ridge crook using phony debit card to steal cash

Bay Ridge: Law enforcement officials are looking for a man who used a “cloned” debit card to steal cash from another man’s bank account on Dec. 15. Comment

Change chump: Jerk attacks elderly woman for $6

Coney Island: Police released surveillance images of the brute they believe attacked a 64-year-old woman on Jan. 8 over a paltry sum. Comment

Williamsburg bar throws sad dance party

Music: They will bring the music, you bring the tears. Comment

Williamsburg bar throws sad dance party

Music: They will bring the music, you bring the tears. Comments (3)

Keeping heat under wraps: Radiator cover could revolutionize apartment dwelling

Circuit Lord: A Downtown startup is looking to solve the age-old New York problem of out-of-control steam radiators that turn apartments into the Mojave Desert during the winter with a computerized take on a simple concept — tossing cozies on them. Comment

Standing O says welcome again.

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

Trading days: Crummy mulls what it would take to unload some dead weight

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist takes a hard look at what advantages are to be gained by continuing to stink at basketball. Comment

Harry Potter fans to skate into Prospect Park

Event: You’re a blizzard, Harry! Comment

Harry Potter fans to skate into Prospect Park

Event: You’re a blizzard, Harry! Comment
Digital editions: My fellow Brooklynites, it is time to turn the page. The days when our home was a laughingstock, the butt of countless jokes, and land of people with funny accents is over. Our borough has risen up. We are no longer the forgotten stepchild of Manhattan — a place where cabs won’t go and real estate agents steer buyers from. No, my fellow Brooklynites, times have changed. And Brooklyn has changed for the better. And that’s a good thing. So my fellow Brooklynites, keep hustlin’. Read more…

The Dad’s cautious approach to the NYPD explained

The Dad: This week, the Dad let’s you know his rationale for his questioning of the men and women in blue. Comment

Change for Nets should go beyond owner’s box

Joe Knows: The Nets need to move on. Comment

Partying down at Buckley’s

Sheepshead Bay: About 60 students from a training program at Occasions Planning and Party Services were honored at the company’s Leading by Example Business Award Dinner Dance held at Buckley’s in Sheepshead Bay on Jan. 18. Comment

Deadly fire in Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights: One man died and 18 people were injured, four of them seriously, when flames tore through an apartment building on Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, according to a Fire Department spokesman. Comments (3)

Everlasting love

Manhattan Beach: A wedding in a Manhattan Beach hospice proves that love conquers all. Comment
Courts: Taxpayers have shelled out nearly $25 million for wrongful convictions obtained and upheld under former district attorney Charles Hynes, and the money could keep flowing as his replacement continues to reinvestigate questionable cases. Comments (8)
Williamsburg: Skateboarders who have been braving the cold, snow, and road salt to get in a few grinds now have the option of warming up for a night’s drinking with a skate session in the newly installed bowl inside Williamsburg’s Black Bear Bar. Comments (1)

Dangerous Atlantic intersection to get overhaul

Mean Streets: City says the busy three-way intersection between Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill will be safer for pedestrians once the work is completed. Comments (12)

New doc chronicles Bay Ridge hardcore band Indecision

Cinema: Indecision lives and dies and lives again in New York City. Comment

New doc chronicles Bay Ridge hardcore band Indecision

Cinema: Indecision lives and dies and lives again in New York City. Comments (1)

Locals rally to keep boards in the Boardwalk

Coney Island: Perhaps the future of the Riegelmann Boardwalk isn’t set in concrete. Comment
Greenwood Heights: A Greenwood Heights cop is trying to oust longtime police union head Pat Lynch as Lynch battles City Hall. Comment

Group think: Philosophers host free public lectures for the masses

Event: Socrates said the un-examined life is not worth living — this is where you can start digging in. Comment

Group think: Philosophers host free public lectures for the masses

Event: Socrates said the un-examined life is not worth living — this is where you can start digging in. Comment

Charge it! Jo’s fired up over missed party invoice

Not for Nuthin’: To find out whose side she’s on, click on the link above! Comment

Hooper’s buzzer beater gives Terriers thrilling win

Chris Hooper was falling down along the baseline as he let the ball go with the buzzer sounding — but the last-gasp attempt by the St. Francis Brooklyn junior forward found nothing but net. Comment

Tired Lincoln shakes off sluggish first half to beat Hayes

High School Sports: The Lincoln boys’ basketball team was understandably tired when it hit the court against Cardinal Hayes on Monday less than 24 hours after a hard-fought victory down in Washington D.C. But after two quarters of sluggish play, Railsplitters coach Kenny Pretlow appealed to his players at the half. Comment
Downtown: Protesters rallied outside Borough Hall on Tuesday evening to decry what they say is insufficient support of the police. Comments (5)

Nazareth left frustrated after loss to Murry Bergtraum

High School Sports: The Lady Kingsmen had a chance to end the long weekend with a much-needed win, but blew a double-digit lead against Murry Bergtraum. Comment

Xaverian’s winning streak snapped by buzzer beater

High School Sports: Red hot Xaverian was going for its 10th-straight victory last Friday night, but poor free-throw shooting brought the winning streak to an end. Comment
Greenwood Heights: A Greenwood Heights cop is trying to oust longtime police union head Pat Lynch as Lynch battles City Hall. Comments (7)

Shooting near W’burg school: Two teens wounded, culprit on the loose

Williamsburg: Someone shot two teenagers near a Williamsburg high school this afternoon, just before the final bell, police said. Comments (2)

Cops searching for pair of Midwood phone thieves

Midwood: Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the male and female suspects they say stole cell phones from a Midwood store on Dec. 19. Comment
BoroBeat: Martin Luther King, Jr. would have plenty to keep him busy in Brooklyn these days. Comments (1)

Khaki to the future: Old Navy seals Fulton deal

Downtown: The chain clothing store is opening up a location in the historic Offerman building on Fulton Mall. Comments (3)
Bensonhurst: The sidewalk at a Cropsey Avenue bus stop is constantly covered in ice, according to locals, posing a hazard for riders and passers by. Comment

Checkin’ in with Roxanne Persaud

Checkin’ in with: We sat down with newly sworn in Assembly woman Roxanne Persaud to ask about her plans for serving the 59th District Comment

The artwork formerly known as prints

Art: A Greenpoint artist is creating modern works with traditional Japanese printing techniques. Comment

The artwork formerly known as prints

Art: A Greenpoint artist is creating modern works with traditional Japanese printing techniques. Comment

Blaze cooks Midwood pizza joint

Midwood: The Fire Department is investigating a fire that damaged a pizza shop in Midwood on Jan. 17. Comment

St. Edmund alone in first after rout of Kearney

High School Sports: St. Edmund has been on the cusp of being one of the elite team in its division in recent years. It has now officially made it. Comment

State’s first Haitian-American assemblywoman sworn in

Politics: Mayor DeBlasio swore in Rodneyse Bichotte as 42nd District assemblywoman, replacing Rhoda Jacobs. Comments (1)

Cops seek Coney gunman

Coney Island: Police have released video of a suspect in a Jan. 3 shooting in Coney Island in the hope that someone will identify the gunman. Comment
Williamsburg: Housing activists are demanding Mayor DeBlasio put an end to private construction on the Broadway Triangle on the border of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, claiming apartment buildings going up there cater too much to ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents, and not the rest of the surrounding neighborhood. Comments (21)
Construction Update: The Atlantic Yards mod squad is back in action. Comments (8)
Sunset Park: The city may sue a prominent ethnic organization for neglecting a landmarked building that it owns. Comments (15)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Homemade street signs on a section of Tompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant where two officers were assassinated will stay up while the city works to officially co-name streets for the duo elsewhere in the city. Comments (3)

Eight ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Brooklyn

Eight ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Brooklyn

Event: Catch one of these talks, musical performances, kids’ activities, plays, or film screenings. Comment

Eight ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Brooklyn

Eight ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Brooklyn

Event: Catch one of these talks, musical performances, kids’ activities, plays, or film screenings. Comment

Stan makes some wishes

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist wishes for higher stock prices, lower taxes, honest politicians, and a nearby Trader Joe’s. Comment

Pedestrian hit by bus in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: A man suffered minor injuries after a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver hit him while he was crossing the street in Sheepshead Bay on Jan. 15, police said. Comment
Mill Basin: More than $4 million in Hurricane Sandy relief money needs to be spent on upgrading Southern Brooklyn’s insufficient sewage systems, among other projects, residents said this week. Comment

Police: Bushwick man had used rocket launcher

Crime: Working off a tip, cops arrested a man they say had the device in his Kickerbocker Avenue home. Comments (2)
UPDATE

Trump Village meeting is back on for Jan. 21!

Brighton Beach: The Trump Village Shopping Center meeting scheduled for Jan. 21 will indeed be held as originally planned, reversing the recently reported postponement. The meeting will be at 7 pm Jan. 21 at Abraham Lincoln High School. The Department of Environmental Conservation — which had reportedly asked the developer to postpone the Jan. 21 meeting until after the state agency’s own meeting on Jan. 28 to discuss contamination on the site — will now be at the Jan. 21 meeting and speak before the developer’s representatives. Comment

In Brooklyn, Bratton defends broken-windows policy

Downtown: Top cop promises to keep up enforcement of minor offenses during talk with Chamber of Commerce. Comment

In Brooklyn, Bratton defends broken-windows policy

Downtown: Top cop promises to keep up enforcement of minor offenses during talk with Chamber of Commerce. Comments (8)

Conned: Pair posed as Con-Ed workers for home invasion

Brighton Beach: Police are looking for a pair of female home invaders who stole $600 from an elderly Brighton Beach man’s apartment near Brighton Beach and Coney Island avenues on Jan. 8. Comment

Turnstile touching

Downtown: Help the cops catch the guy who groped a woman in a subway turnstile. Comments (1)

Stupendous spellers battle at bee

Sheepshead Bay: How do you spell superstars? Comment

Primate scientist swings into BAM

Fort Greene: Jane Goodall is coming to Fort Greene for a lecture in April. Comment

Primate scientist swings into BAM

Fort Greene: Jane Goodall is coming to Fort Greene for a lecture in April. Comments (1)

Remembering Vincent Abate, long-serving W’burg community board leader

Williamsburg: Vincenet Abate, who served as chairman of Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s community board for 34 years, died last week at the age of 96. Comment

Ouch-bound: Police looking for man they say sucker-punched Q conductor

Downtown: Police are looking for a man who they believe socked a subway conductor from the platform of the DeKalb Avenue station on Nov. 29. Comment

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