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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spelled out: Williamsburg’s adult spelling bee has final spell-check

Nightlife: They are getting in the final word. Comments (1)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Coda of conduct: String fest starts with no conductor

Music: There is no one pulling the strings. Comment

Monday, March 21, 2016

Crowd control: Stand up night fights for attention

Nightlife: Here, the comedy is front, but maybe not center. Comments (1)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hearts: The mark of the pedophile sex trade

Rhymes with Crazy: Yeah, this is a wacky one. Comments (2)

Saturday, March 19, 2016

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Friday, March 18, 2016

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Brooklyn is bustling! This week, we’ve got fantastic music, the opening of Coney Island, dirty pictures, and the Batman. Also an homage to the film with “Flames — flames, on the side of my face!” Comment

For ex-BP reporter, the ‘Search’ is over

The Search: Six years after brutal dumping, Mike McLaughlin is getting married! Comments (3)

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ride on! Refurbed Cyclone looks like a million bucks!

Coney Island’s iconic coaster is refurbished and looking better than ever. Plus, Luna Park opens this weekend! Comment

Silent riding: Kids’ book recalls 1930s Coney trip with deaf dad

Books: He wrote the sounds of silence. Comments (1)

Use your head and put something on it

The Dad: This week, the Dad implores his brethren to model good behavior by wearing a bike helmet. Comment

Come work for the legendary Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: How many times has this happened to you? You pick up the latest copy of the Brooklyn Paper (right), read it, and think to yourself, “You know, I should work there.” Well, today’s your lucky day. Because the first resume for a reporter that we get — and like — gets the job. Sure, they’ll be a whole interview process, and you’ll have a you’ll have a sit-down with our owners, but if you didn’t have to do that, you’d have no reason to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Great barrier relief! City unveils parking-protected bike lanes for Jay St.

Mean Streets: My my, Jay Jay, seperated bike lanes are here to stay. Comments (14)

Faux bar! New Williamburg cocktail joint celebrates Southern town that doesn’t exist

Nightlife: Talk about whistling Dixie! Comments (4)

Foam fight: Latte art throwdown brings the buzz

Event: It is a battle of the baristas! Comments (1)

Veg in! Farm-to-table chain Westville coming to Dumbo

Breaking Chews: It is a fresh start! Comments (1)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Owner of notorious old folks home sues families of residents he tried to evict

Park Slope: Prospect Park Residence owner Haysha Deitsch claims they have smeared his name and are really just trying to get their hands on the money he stands to earn from selling the property — especially the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who died recently. Comments (9)
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Prison activist: Moving inmates from Rikers to Brooklyn would be win for residents

Boerum Hill: It is good for what jails you! Comments (11)

No quarter: Industry City nixes dorms — now locals want it to scrap hotels, too

Changing Brooklyn: There is no room for the inn! Comments (4)

Carlos Santana to Brooklyn Paper: Let your power flow!

Podcast: Legendary musician Carlos Santana joined the Brooklyn Paper Radio team and taught hosts Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli valuable life lessons. Comments (5)

Heads up! Red Hook kids score free bike helmets

Red Hook: This was a no brainer! Comment

Monday, March 14, 2016

Smell test! Carroll Garden’s depot operator says new complainers stink

Brooklyn Is Angry: The head of fuel oil depot on the banks of the Gowanus Canal says new neighbors who blame his business from smells smells emanating from Brooklyn nautical purgatory are following the wrong scent. Comments (6)

Police: Dirtbag tried to rape Sunset Park woman at knifepoint in her building’s lobby

Sunset Park: Police are looking for a dirtbag who they say tried to rape a woman at knifepoint in her Sunset Park apartment building on Saturday night. Comments (1)

Park your butt Slope! Temporary seating take over parking space

Mean Streets: But some argue the city’s plan to put seating on the street is a waste of a good parking space. Comments (55)

Neighborhood eclipsed: Red Hook bar owner Sunny Balzano is dead at 81

Red Hook: Sunny Balzano, whose eponymous tavern has been a Red Hook fixture since 1890, died on March 10. Comments (3)

Friday, March 11, 2016

Striking oil: City buys Bayside Depot, expands Bushwick Inlet Park

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: It’s Bushwick Inlet Park’s Louisiana Purchase! Comments (6)

Drydock! Water Taxi says it will stop service at year’s end

Red Hook: The popular yellow-and-black checkered ferry claims the city is sinking is business! Comments (7)

Beep: Red Hook nursing home plan doesn’t float

Red Hook: Borough President Adams took a hard line against a proposal to build a nursing home in Superstorm Sandy-ravaged Red Hook, recommending the city not approve it because it would put too many seniors in harms way and doesn’t provide an adequate emergency evacuation plan. Comments (6)

Coward slashes Ditmas Park woman from behind

Ditmas Park: A man wearing an American flag bandanna over his face slashed a woman in Ditmas Park on March 10. Comments (3)

What the fund!?: A middle-of-the-road Brooklyn pol has Council’s highest staff budget

Politics: A pol in far-flung Marine Park, where rents are rock-bottom, gets the most money for staff and office rent in the entire Council. And neither he nor the speaker, who sets the budgets, can explain why. Our pals at have the full account. Comment

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Re-‘Filler’ up! Prospect Heights entrepreneur dreams of waste-free grocery

The Greatest Story Ever: Mama’s got a brand new bag-free store! Comments (3)

How ‘Bazaar’! Old Polish club will be new home to late-night hipster flea market

Nightlife: This empty nest is about to be filled. Comments (3)

Block party! Panel says one city street of offices enough for Williamsburg manufacturing area

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A local panel shot down the city’s plan to rezone a large swathe of Williamsburg land to allow developers to build large office complexes in exchange for slivers of manufacturing space, arguing the change should first be tried out on a single block. Comments (4)

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