Nightlife: The Saint is marching in! Comments (2)

Museum pieces

Fashion show: O’Keeffe’s outfits and art on display

Art: It’s the clothes that make the artist. Comment

Book-lyn Museum: Art book shows of borough’s treasures

Books: It’s the Brooklyn Museum in your pocket! Comment

It’s time to release ‘violent’ criminals from jail

Rhymes with Crazy: And we also need to stop violent crime before it happens. Comments (3)

In Kensington, a legend was born on horseback

Sunday Read: Nearly 60 years ago, the now-rundown barn at Brooklyn’s Kensington Stables sparked the career of Benny O’Meara, who briefly dominated the sport of horse jumping in the United States before dying in a plane crash at the tender age of 27. Comments (3)

Help immigrants find a better life

Letters: I am writing this letter both as the American-born child of Jewish immigrants who came to this country in the early 1920s to escape religious persecution and probably death in Russia, and as a politically disenfranchised resident of Gravesend, Brooklyn. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

The party is sin the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: We’re not giving up partying for Lent! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got great bands, a Purim party, a reading by Gillian Anderson from “The X-Files,” and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Fort Greene: There’s another stop, but still no start. Comments (4)

City to transform Sunset Park warehouse into 72-seat pre-K

Sunset Park: Sunset Park is getting a new pre-K center. Comments (1)

Holy folk! Music fest passes the plate for St. Ann’s

Music: They’re raising the roof! Comment

Standing O is snipping with Yellow O’s

Standing O: Leaders of NewYork-Presbyterian and New York Methodist Hospital came together to cement the deal on NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Comment

Dropping beats, mics at Murrow

Music: They ended on a high note! Comment

Underdog upset: Eleventh-seeded Jefferson heading back to the Garden

The Orange Wave booked a return trip to the city final on March 7, defeating No. 2 Wings Academy in lopsided fashion at St. John’s University. Comment

There needs to be time for work … and play

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wants to make sure her son has his priorities straight. Comment
Digital editions: Independence is ingrained in our DNA. We’ve been that way since we first started covering the best place in Gotham, and we’re still that way to this day. And it’s that independence that allows us to ask the tough questions, write the best headlines, and make the cheesiest puns. It’s the way it has always been, and it’s the way it will always be.* So stay yourself, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn!
*Except for five years between 2009 and 2015 when we were part of News Corp. Read more…

Railsplitters rally, book championship ticket

High School Sports: The Lincoln boys basketball team erased a double-digit halftime deficit to take down Curtis 72–58 in the Public Schools Athletic League ‘AA’ semifinals on March 7. Comment
Event: No puppet? He’s the puppet! Comments (4)
Fort Greene: But not with bagpipes — those were all taken. Comment

Life-saving drugs should be free

Not for Nuthin’: It’s an “Epi-c” disgrace on the part of everyone — the insurance companies, the drug companies, the White House and anyone else you can think of that the price of an EpiPen was allowed to skyrocket to $600. A quick Google check revealed that the price has dropped down to below $300 for a double pack, but that is still unacceptable and still a disgrace. Comment
Bay Ridge: These legos are building leaders. Comment

Bonnies can’t connect, fall to McClancy in Catholic ‘A’ final

High School Sports: Fotbonne Hall topped Monsignor McClancy twice during the regular season, but the Bonnies couldn’t get that third win, falling to the Lady Crusaders in the Brooklyn-Queens ‘A’ final on March 4. Comment
Gerritsen Beach: Heather “The Heat” Hardy defended her International Featherweight Championship at Barclays Center on March 4, despite a lack of fans for her early undercard fight. Comment

Lions roar into semis with high-powered offense

High School Sports: The Bishop Loughlin boys baketball team rolled to an 87–70 victory over Iona Prep in the Catholic High School Athletic Association ‘AA’ quarterfinals on March 5, setting the tone from the opening tip. Comment

Double-dose of BPR


Pulitzer and Polk winner Alec MacGillis joins Gersh and Vince!

Podcast: In what can only be called a coup, the boys landed MacGillis and had a spirited discussion about all things Trump, and the importance of The Brooklyn Paper and the people who work there. Comment

Katie Goodman breaks down — with laughter — on BPR

Podcast: In a bonus edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio, the boys sat down in-studio with Brooklyn comedian and musician Katie Goodman, whose new album “Halfway Closer to Dead” features such instant classics as “Nazis Get All the P----.” “Boobs Look Funny When You’re Having Sex,” and the seminal “Give Me a Man Over Forty,” a clear reference to single-and-dating behemoth Gersh Kuntzman. Comments (1)
Gerritsen Beach: Fire marshals are investigating a blaze that broke out in a Lester Court home in Gerritsen Beach on March 1, devastating a family who was almost set to move back in after the city’s housing recovery program Build it Back rebuilt it from scratch. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Residents claim vandals and crooks have been targeting their houses since the stretch became a popular entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (9)
Changing Brooklyn: It is a LICH-ectomy! Comments (4)
Gowanus: It is a sign of the times. Comments (10)

Grave concerns: Controversy over toppled headstones in Jewish cemetery

Bensonhurst: They cast the first tombstone. Comments (1)
The St. Joseph’s girls basketball team defeated Cristo Rey in the Brooklyn-Queens champinoship game, clinching a title in the program’s very first year. Comment

Workers at Sunset Park recycling plant vote to unionize

Sunset Park: Workers at a Sunset Park recycling facility voted to join the Teamsters union after a heated labor confrontation and threats to strike. Comment

What a Russian! Carroll Gardeners react to Trump bigwig’s digs

Carroll Gardens: An under-renovation Carroll Gardens brownstone owned by former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has caught the eye of neighbors. Comments (12)

Exit pole!

Marine Park: A new city law increases fines slapped on utility companies — such as Con Ed and Verizon — that don’t remove abandoned poles when they add new ones. Councilman Alan Maisel (D–Marine Park) introduced the legislation because of the staggering number of wooden poles in his district left to rot and fall over, including two in Gerritsen Beach that were tilted over at nearly 45-degree angles, he said. Comment
Crime: There were bomb scares at schools in Crown Heights, Park Slope, and Midwood — and police say they could be related. Comments (1)

Talking immigration at the Carmine Carro Center

Marine Park: Marine Park author Paul Moses will lead a panel discussion about past and present intolerances based on ethnicity, race, and religion at the Carmine Carro Center on March 16. Comment
Sunset Park: Sunset Park could see a boom in shelters as the city scales back its use of homeless hotels. Comments (9)
Cobble Hill: It is the third time in less than a year that there has been an accident on the massive development site. Comment
It’s role play with a purpose. Comment
Flatbush: Strong winds Thursday morning knocked over a massive tree onto the tracks at Cortelyou Road, snaring service in both directions, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comment
Mill Basin: The city’s largest minority-owned car dealership — Kristal Automall in Canarsie — is finally making progress on moving into its controversial new home on Flatbush Avenue in Mill Basin, right next to the big box toy retailer, Toys ‘R’ Us. Comment

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: