Stout of place: Our arts editor tries home-brewing

You probably won’t ruin your beer. Comments (3)

Why we need a Playboy museum! In Vegas!

Rhymes with Crazy: Because how else are we going to remember the great things Hugh Hefner did for womankind! Comment

Federal funds needed for parks

Letters: Coney Island Beautification Project is a community membership organization with the mission of beautification through organizing, advocacy, education, greening, and resiliency of our public spaces and waterways. We recognize that our community shares a mutual concern and appreciation for the waterfront spaces surrounding our neighborhood. Coney Island is just one of many waterfront communities along the Atlantic Flyway and when Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, it exposed how many of our neighbors are facing the same reality — frequent flooding, coastal storms and land erosion. Comment

Bay Ridge go bragh! It’s St. Paddy’s Day!

Bay Ridge Nights: Oh Danny boy, the pubs, the pubs are calling! Comment
Editor’s Picks: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Once you leave the pub, check this list for revolutionary musical theater, a Park Slope parade, dancing boys, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Event: Egg-cept the challenge! Comments (2)

Deutsch: I’ll dump $249K in pay to stay a councilman

Party Line: Plus: An opponent for Menchaca, and Where’s Gonzalez? It’s all at! Read more…
Theater: A bit of history has landed on the shores of Dumbo! Comments (2)
Art: Her paintings pack a punch! Comment

Deutsch: I’ll dump $249K in pay to stay a councilman

Party Line: The Coney Island pol stands to lose a lot of cash if he wants to remain in the city’s body politic. Comment

Threepeat: South Shore girls city champs, again

The Lady Vikings cruised to their third-straight city title on March 11, taking down Murry Bergtraum 68–34 at Madison Square Garden. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Standing O is saluting 15-year-old Sol Gindi for organizing the inaugural Strive to Survive run to raise money for kidney cancer reasearch. Comment

Tobacco Road rivalry arrives in Brooklyn

Duke and North Carolina faced off at Barclays Center on March 10, squaring off in the Atlantic Coast Conference and bringing one of the country’s best rivalries to Brooklyn. Comment
Digital editions: Sure, we were founded by a Jew and are now edited by and Italian, but this week, everyone has a bit of Irish in them — including The Brooklyn Paper. I mean, just look around the room: There’s Ruth Brown walking around with a shillelagh ! There’s Bill Roundy getting up to some shenanigans! There’s Leah Mitch with a pot of gold! And thankfully, there’s Courtney Donahue with a pint of Guinness! She’s actually Irish. Or from Boston or something. So top of the mornin’ to ya, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Coney Island: It’s more than poop that’s clouding the waters in Coney Island Creek. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Call it the luck of the labradoodle. Comment

Bensonhurst shows off for Brooklyn’s Bravest and Finest

Bensonhurst: Bensonhurst’s got talent! Comment
Flatbush: This wasn’t your typical Spring Break dance party. Comment

The perfect storm photos!

The perfect storm photos!

Photo Galleries: Look, Winter Storm Stella wasn’t quite the borough-burying blizzard we were promised, but unlike the so-called meteorologists at the National Weather Service, our photographers are pros and they always deliver. So soothe your disappointment over Tuesday’s tempest in a teapot by checking out their epic snow snaps. Comment

A ‘Crazy Russian Hacker’ helps me sleep at night

Not for Nuthin’: Long ago, in my distant past, there was no such thing as continuous, 24/7 television. Comment

On their feet: Jamaican dance group honors its founder

Dance: They are playing tribute. Comment
Podcast: On today’s show, Brooklyn Rep. Nydia Velazquez condems her immigrant-hating colleague Rep. Steve King! Comments (12)

Stellaaaa! It’s our blizzard liveblog

Stellaaaa! It’s our blizzard liveblog

Can’t you hear me yell-a? You’re putting me through hell-a! Stella — Stellaaaaaaaaaa! Comment

Park and deride

Bridge ‘Park’: Wooooah-oooooh, Brooklyn Bridge Park is halfway there in planning a new plaza, but — woooooah-oooooh — locals are livin’ on a prayer that they can change park honchos’ minds. Comments (6)
Bridge ‘Park’: They’re calling it a calculated move — with bad calculations! Comments (1)

College basketball’s best descend on Barclays Center

Downtown: The Atlantic Coast Conference held its conference tournament at Barclays Center for the first time last week and the league has its sights set on longevity in Brooklyn. Comment
Bay Ridge: They just can’t get enough junk in the trunk. Comments (6)
Lincoln clinched its first city title since 2013, avenging last season’s loss to Thomas Jefferson, with an 82–64 victory over the Orange Wave on March 11. Comment

Last-second letdown: Loughlin can’t sink late shot, falls in semis

The Bishop Loughlin boys basketball team couldn’t connect on the game-tying bucket with just seconds left, falling 65–62 to Cardinal Hayes in the Catholic “AA” semis on March 8. Comment

Jetting on: Law and Tech stays alive with second-half comeback

High School Sports: Brooklyn Law and Tech kept its championship hopes in tact on March 11, defeating Frederick Douglass Academy in the city quarterfinals. Comment
It’s the storm of the century of the year! Comment
Class Action: After one wait-list-free year, the over-crowded Brooklyn Heights school had to put 22 kids in purgatory for the upcoming school year. Comments (3)
Midwood: Lunch is served — with a side of affordable housing! Comment
Windsor Terrace: The Windsor Terrace Library is checking itself out. Comments (1)

Rise of the machinery: Thrilling footage of 10-story rooftop heater installation


Rise of the machinery: Thrilling footage of 10-story rooftop heater installation

Downtown: They’re raising the roof…-top machinery! Comment
Dyker Heights: Brooklynites lined 13th Avenue in front of Rep. Dan Donovan’s Dyker Heights office on March 8 demanding the pol protect Planned Parenthood’s funding after House Republicans unveiled a bill that seeks to effectively defund the reproductive health care provider. Comments (7)
Gerritsen Beach: A driver struck and killed Gerritsen Beach resident Carmen Santacruz just steps from her Gerritsen Avenue home on March 7, police said. Comment

Tragic: NYPD officer dead in apparent suicide

Manhattan Beach: New York City police officer Michael Smith apparently shot and killed himself inside his Falmouth Street apartment on March 7. Comment
✔ Poll

Vox pop: Are you on board with DeBlasio’s booze cruise?

Vox Pop: Mayor DeBlasio’s new city-wide ferry service will serve booze on board — but do Brooklyn’s seafaring straphangers want to commute to work in a floating bar? We asked them: Comments (6)

Bomb Threats

Park Slope: Someone texted in a bomb threat to a Midwood Jewish center on March 10, prompting an evacuation of the Coney Island Avenue building around 8 am. Comments (5)
Crown Heights: Someone sent a bomb threat to the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights on Thursday, prompting police to evacuate the building while they hunted for explosives that, fortunately, never materialized. Comment

What a schmuck! Thief loots coats at Midwood shul

Park Slope: Cops are searching for the sacrilegious sneak who stole phones and religious items from an Avenue L shul on March 3. Comment

Talking trash

Red Hook: Talk about naming and shaming! Comments (11)

... but they look great otherwise

Red Hook: Lose the Menchaca, take the cans. Comment

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