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Art: But she is not trying to trash the borough. Comment
Art: But she is not trying to trash the borough. Comments (3)

Carmine: Al Gore lied about global warming, and I’m freezing!

Sunday Screech: “Why can’t politicians ever keep their promises?” wonders the Screecher. Comments (22)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Global warming another promise pols didn’t keep

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine says he’s sick and tired of the cold, and he’s running out of Aqau-Net! Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment
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Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!

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Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!

Music: The Queen of Funk is coming to the borough of Kings! Comment
Editor’s Picks: The Lunar New Year parade, trivia with Pat Kiernan, Dr. Dre’s birthday, and other great things to do and see in Brooklyn, Feb. 20–26. Comment

Warm up with hot tunes in Bay Ridge this weekend

Bay Ridge Nights: The weather man is calling for another cold one, but Bay Ridge is hotter than a radiator in a pair of long johns thanks to all the great music happening this weekend. Comment

President Obama loves the word ‘limited’ almost as much as playing golf and making goofy faces

A Britisher’s View: The commander-in-chief has a message for our adversaries — we’ll go easy on you — and his request to Congress for authorized military force tells Islamo-nuts what we will and won’t do to defeat them, writes our columnist. Comment

Marine Park man vanishes

Marine Park: Police are looking for a 20-year-old who disappeared from his Marine Park home on Feb. 17. Comment
Coney Island: Police have released photos of the replacement-level scrubs who broke into MCU Park under cover of a blizzard on Jan. 26. Comment

Uniting against divisions: Dyker Heights residents, pols battle illegal home conversions

Dyker Heights: Residents of Dyker Heights are declaring war on illegal home conversions, and now local politicians are joining the fray with proposed laws to give the city more weapons for fighting the residential scourge. Comments (21)

Uniting against divisions: Locals, pols battle illegal home conversions

Dyker Heights: Residents of Dyker Heights are declaring war on illegal home conversions, and now local politicians are joining the fray with proposed laws to give the city more weapons for fighting the residential scourge. Comment
Circuit Lord: A Sunset Park company is growing lampshades from mushrooms. Comments (2)

Gettin’ jetty with it

Sea Gate: A public works project is shoring up a private beach. Comment

Standing O is standing together with the Fifth Avenue Committee

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is joining this intiative with a Standing O Comment

Plumlee dunks like the Nets play — okay

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist saw the All-Star big picture from the rafters. Comment
Theater: Talk about a playhouse! Comment
Theater: Talk about a playhouse! Comment

Game over: Customer attacks store clerk

Bergen Beach: Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who attacked an employee at a video game store in Bergen Beach on Feb. 12. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Some Sheepshead Bay residents had a dirty Valentine’s Day. Comment

Boerum Hill war vet finds critical acclaim with short story collection

Books: Not all war stories take place on the battlefield. Comment

Letting this one lie: What to do about a fib

The Dad: This week, the Dad ponders how he’ll handle his youngest one’s big whopper. Comment

Boerum Hill war vet finds critical acclaim with short story collection

Books: Not all war stories take place on the battlefield. Comment
Digital editions: There’s one rule on Pizza Night at The Brooklyn Paper: You can order what you like, but you eat what you order. Look, managment understands that you think you deserve this free meal, and the bigwigs are glad to surprise you with one once in a while. But there better not be anything left over. Nothing goes to waste. And, for the love of god, don’t put that last slice in the garbage pail near the front door where the boss will surely see it when he gets in tomorrow morning. Are you trying to blow this thing forever? Anyways, enjoy the pizza, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn Read more…

St. Francis scripting season to remember

Joe Knows: NBA All-Star weekend has come and gone, but the best game in Brooklyn hasn’t left — and I am not talking about the Nets. Comment
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Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!

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Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!

Music: The Queen of Funk is coming to the borough of Kings! Comments (1)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Construction of a voter-demanded dog run in East River State Park is being pushed back at least half a year after the city and state approved funding it without acknowledging that dogs are not allowed off-leash in state parks, if they are allowed at all. Comments (5)

Cops chasing trio of identity thieves

Gravesend: Police are hunting for three men they say stole a Gravesend man’s identity to open multiple cellphone accounts throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island in late November. Comment

Judge to Cuomo: Call a special election for Grimm seat — or I will

Bay Ridge: A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that if Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t set a date for the special election to replace disgraced Bay Ridge Rep. Michael Grimm by high noon on Feb. 20, he will. Comment

Judge to Cuomo: Call a special election for Grimm seat — or I will

Bay Ridge: A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that if Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t set a date for the special election to replace disgraced Bay Ridge Rep. Michael Grimm by high noon on Feb. 20, he will. Comments (3)

Playing hard ball! Sex Toy Bingo puts stimulating spin on old game

Nightlife: This isn’t your grandmother’s bingo. We sure hope not, anyway. Comments (4)

Family of comatose teen raises money at Bay Ridge Manor

Bay Ridge: The family of a comatose girl is getting glimmers of hope. Comment

Brooklyn Museum celebrates artist Kehinde Wiley

Art: He is a modern late Renaissance man. Comment

Brooklyn Museum celebrates artist Kehinde Wiley

Art: He is a modern late Renaissance man. Comment

Jo plans on changing her diet — to raw eggs

Not for Nuthin’: Well, at least she won’t have to cook. Comment

Made in the shades: Terrible twosome swipes sunglasses worth $1,200

Fort Greene: Police are looking for a dastardly duo who they say stole two pairs of designer sunglasses from a Flatbush Avenue Extension store on Jan. 31. Comment

Deas, McKennon rally Jefferson to borough title

High School Sports: Jefferson coach Lawrence “Bud” Pollard never got off Isiah Deas’s back after the forward’s poor performance in a regular season loss to rival Abraham Lincoln a week earlier. That led to Deas carrying the Orange Wave on his in last Saturday’s rematch. Comment

Nets Plumlee soaks in All-Star Weekend in front of hometown fans

The Brooklyn Nets’ Mason Plumlee had a busy schedule during NBA All Star Weekend. He had been looking forward to competing in front of the hometown fans. Comment

View-blocking bulkhead bashed

View-blocking bulkhead bashed

Bridge ‘Park’: Another preservationist group wants the hotel in Brooklyn Bridge Park to be lowered. Comments (11)

Flatbush senior missing since Feb. 9

Flatbush: Police are looking for a Flatbush senior citizen who vanished from her apartment more than a week ago. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city must deliver on its 10-year-old promise to turn a recently burned down storage facility on the East River in Williamsburg into a park, and it should spend the $100 million necessary to buy the property it needs to get the job done, residents demanded this week. Comments (4)

Pungent pollutants under planned Trump tower

Brighton Beach: Construction of a 40-story residential tower that will sit atop a toxic field in Brighton Beach can’t begin until the site is cleaned — and that job is going to stink to the high heavens, the state told neighbors last week. Comment

Prospect Park Residence owner to pay $750,000 in death of ‘kung-fu judge’

Park Slope: The embattled owner of a Park Slope assisted living facility will pay $750,000 to the estate of a beloved Brooklyn judge known for holding a black belt in karate, thanks to a settlement in a a wrongful death lawsuit. Comment

Prospect Park Residence owner to pay $750,000 in death of ‘kung-fu judge’

Park Slope: The embattled owner of a Park Slope assisted living facility will pay $750,000 to the estate of a beloved Brooklyn judge known for holding a black belt in karate, thanks to a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit. Comments (16)
Theater: These actors aren’t just looking to break a leg — they might bust a few lips, too. Comment
Theater: These actors aren’t just looking to break a leg — they might bust a few lips, too. Comment

Kids jump rope for heart health

These kids know how to jump into action. Comment

Abreu powers thriving Grand Street after life-threatening crash

The scar on the back of her thigh is the only sign left of the motorcycle accident that nearly took Darieli Abreu’s life. Comment

Hooper powers first-place Terriers past Sacred Heart

With talk of one the best seasons in program history swirling around the Pope Center, the St. Francis Brooklyn men’s basketball team continued to roll. Comment

Getting the gold: Beep celebrates those married 50 years or more

Event: Look, being married a long time should have some benefits. Comment

Getting the gold: Beep celebrates those married 50 years or more

Event: Look, being married a long time should have some benefits. Comment

Legendary football coach Vince O’Connor dies at 85

High School Sports: New York City has lost a coaching legend. Comment

Expert: LICH replacement not so bad

Hospitals in Crisis: The new medical facility taking shape where Long Island College Hospital once operated is better than nothing, she said. Comments (13)

Flim-flam man running skim scam: Cops

Bensonhurst: Police are looking for the man who stole a Bensonhurst woman’s identity and used it to make fraudulent purchases in Manhattan. Comment
Fort Greene: The man behind a recent video purporting to show a Bigfoot sighting in Prospect Park is the same attention-seeker who disseminated images of himself skulking around Green-Wood Cemetery last summer dressed as a clown. Comment
Bergen Beach: These residents are just trying to clear the air. Comment

DA: Landlord bribed building inspectors to evict Bushwick tenants

Bushwick: Five building inspectors worked on behalf of slumlords in Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant to evict tenants under false pretenses and erase code violations on dozens of properties for tens of thousands of dollars in bribes, prosecutors allege. Comment

Crime hits Gowanus parole office — before it opens

Gowanus: A burglar swiped thousands of dollars worth of tools and building materials, including a security camera, from the soon-to-open parole headquarters in Gowanus in January, police said. Comment

Stan looks at America by the dollars

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist looks at the money we spend on illegal drugs, Broadway musicals, and the pensions of disgraced bureaucrats. Comment

Cops: Flimflam man running skim scam

Bensonhurst: Police are looking for a man who they say stole a Bensonhurst woman’s debit card information and used it to make fraudulent purchases in Manhattan. Comment
Mean Streets: Drivers have more reason than ever to look both ways before making a turn. Comments (17)

DA: Landlord bribed building inspectors to evict Bushwick tenants

Bushwick: Prosecutors say a property manager paid building inspectors to evict his tenants. They did, but not before kicking people out at the wrong address, according to an indictment. Comments (6)

Hey now, you're an all-star

What to do and where to go in Brooklyn during All-Star Weekend. Comment

Arena smackdown! Barclays Center vs. Madison Square Garden

Event: Which borough boasts the best arena? We break it down. Comments (1)

Things to do around Barclays Center

Things to do around Barclays Center

The hot spots to hit before and after games. Comments (3)

Brooklyn’s NBA all-stars

Basketball all-stars don’t just play in Brooklyn — they are made in Brooklyn. Comment
This weekend will be the first time Brooklyn has hosted an all-star game since the 1949 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Ebbets Field, and boy have things changed in the borough. Comments (1)

Islands in the stream: City moves to add sidewalks to scary Dumbo streets

Mean Streets: Dumbo’s most pedestrian-hostile streets are finally getting sidewalks. Comments (1)

Body found in car

Sheepshead Bay: Police say a man was found dead inside his vehicle in a Sheepshead Bay parking lot on Feb. 9. Comment
Fort Greene: The man behind a recent video purporting to show a Bigfoot sighting in Prospect Park is the same attention-seeker who disseminated images of himself skulking around Green-Wood Cemetery last summer dressed as a clown. Comments (1)
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Cop-bash charges dropped as Sunset Park vendor proves NYPD, prosecutors lied

Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a Sunset Park fruit vendor who was arrested for assault and resisting arrest last fall after a cellphone video contradicted the police account, and proved that the officer who accused him couldn’t have witnessed the crimes he supposedly committed. Comment
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Cop-bash charges dropped as Sunset Park vendor proves NYPD, prosecutors lied

Sunset Park: Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a Sunset Park fruit vendor who was arrested for assault and resisting arrest last fall after a cellphone video contradicted the police account, and proved that the officer who accused him couldn’t have witnessed the crimes he supposedly committed. Comments (14)

Crime hits Gowanus parole office — before it opens

Gowanus: A burglar swiped thousands of dollars worth of tools and building materials, including a security camera, from the soon-to-open parole headquarters in Gowanus in January, police said. Comments (2)
Dyker Heights: This was the one time acting out in school is encouraged. Comment

Net cheers on math whizzes

Event: Darius Morris came out for the NBA Math Hoops tournament. Comment

Dems going to Philly

Politics: The 2016 Democratic National Convention will not be held in Brooklyn. Comment

Dems going to Philly

Politics: The 2016 Democratic National Convention will not be held in Brooklyn. Comments (8)
Greenpoint: City building inspectors kicked the residents of 10 apartments out of the illegally converted warehouse they called home on Tuesday in a sudden move that followed years of inaction. Comments (2)

Hey now, you're an all-star

What to do and where to go in Brooklyn during All-Star Weekend. Comment
This weekend will be the first time Brooklyn has hosted an all-star game since the 1949 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Ebbets Field, and boy have things changed in the borough. Comment

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