Super freaks! Sideshow Hall of Fame honors carnie history

Event: Take a deep drink of sideshow history! Comment
Clinton Hill: On a sidewalk outside an old appliance repair shop on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, a man takes a break from his afternoon walk to comb through a box of screws, nuts, and bolts, labeled “Please take.” Inside the shop, two white-haired men wearing caps emblazoned with the declaration “WORLD WAR II VETERAN” are removing frames from a wall plastered with photographs and news articles. A sign reading “Elect Roy G. Vanasco” lies on the floor nearby. Comments (8)

Debate over Ocean Parkway speed limit

Letters: I am horrified that state Sen. Simcha Felder wants to raise the speed limit, and with it the death tolls, on Ocean Parkway (“Five for Fighting! Activists: Felder’s Ocean Parkway speed-limit hike will kill people” online March 31). I cross Ocean Parkway almost every day, taking my life in my hands as drivers speed up when the lights turn yellow so they can beat the red light, drive through the red lights they can’t beat, and speed up instead of slowing down when they make turns onto and off the parkway. Often, I see balloons and bouquets of flowers tied to the poles alongside Ocean Parkway, memorials for drivers and pedestrians killed a day or two previously. If the victim was a child, there are stuffed teddy bears. I have seen smashed cars Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got wizards, lizards, and time travel! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Power pair: Guitar legends team up for new tour

Music: It’s a marriage of pop and punk! Comment

Shot fired during Sweet 16 party

Mill Basin: A gun-wielding yahoo fired a single shot inside Caribe Catering Hall during a teen’s birthday party late Saturday night on April 8, police said. Comment

Out with the old and in with the new — longtime Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union prez steps down

Standing O: Gene Brody passed the reins of the financial institution to Anthony Grigos on April 5 at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment

A special Seder for seniors

Manhattan Beach: Chag Pesach Sameach! Comment

Flames erupt in Bergen Beach home

Bergen Beach: Fire Marshals are investigating a blaze that broke outside an E. 70th Street home in Bergen Beach in the middle of the night on April 8. Comment

An eggs-clusive guide to the best Easter egg hunts

Event: Brooklyn is hopping! Comment
Harbor Watch: Brooklynites commemorated locals who died serving their country during the war — and honored those who returned. Comment

Brooklyn wins the Pulitzers!

Awesome: A trio of Brooklynites took home the prestigious prizes this year Comments (1)
Coney Island: What do they want? “F train!” When do they want it? “Express!” Comment

How Rude! New comedy night makes up for the Annoyance

Event: He’s a Rude dude! Comment
Canarsie: About 100 young-at-heart seniors donned their creative headpieces for a contest. Comment

As the kids (and geezers) say: YOLO!

Not for Nuthin’: It seems more and more people are living well past the 100 mark. Just the other day, I received an email from a senior center in the borough where eight of its residents are reaching the milestone this week. Can you believe it? Eight centenarians in one place. Comment

Bonnies can’t break it open against Molloy

Fontbonne Hall came up on the wrong end of a pitcher’s duel on April 10, falling 1–0 to Archbishop Molloy in a league matchup. Comment

Cosmos get local star: Former St. John’s standout returns to squad

Former St. John’s standout Jimmy Mulligan always wanted to play professional soccer and now he’s getting the chance to live out his dream in Brooklyn. Comment
Podcast: Help save Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook just by listening to Brooklyn Paper Radio! (Oh, and giving money). Comments (1)

Coney Island Opening Day 2017!

Photo Galleries: It’s game-on at the People’s Playground! Comments (1)

‘The Cyclone Seven’ return for first ride of the season!

They just can’t get enough! Comment
A motorist lost control on the Prospect Expressway on April 8, shredding his Toyota Camry and severely injuring his passenger, according to a police source. Comments (8)

Naked man strolls through Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A man stripped and wandered the streets of Bay Ridge in the buff on April 4. Comment

City to rezone four District 22 elementary schools

Sheepshead Bay: The city plans to rezone four District 22 elementary schools for the 2018 school year, because each of them has enrolled more kids than it has available desks, said the district superintendent on March 30. Comment
Brooklyn Museum hosted a swanky ball where Kings County’s upper crust paid top-dollar to dance, dine, and hobnob with the likes of Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz on April 3. Comment

Staying open for business!

Staying open for business!

Brighton Beach: D II, a beloved Coney Island department store, will have a permanent home on Neptune avenue when construction is complete on a new, seven-story retail building coming soon to replace the Trump Village Shopping Center in Brighton Beach. Comment

New ownership for unpopular Bergen Beach bus company

Bergen Beach: Locals are hoping for new dawn at New Dawn Transit, now that the operator of the much-despised bus depot on E. 69th Street is under new ownership. Comment

Nothin’ but net: All-Brooklyn Girls’ Basketball Honors

Brooklyn hoops boasted some of the top girls basketball players this season and they’re all honored here. Comment
Selena Philoxy worried she’d never be able to find a rhythm at South Shore, but the Lady Vikings standout did that and more on the court this season. Comment

Staying the course: Clippers star ready for next step

Xaverian hoops standout Zack Bruno never considered leaving the program, despite a young squad this seaosn, and now the senior is ready to use that experience to his advantage. Comment
Downtown: Call it a turn for the better! Comments (28)
Long-time Community Board 6 district manager Craig Hammerman was arrested twice in one week on misdemeanor charges related to allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend. Read more…

Gravesend Bay oil spill

Gravesend: Local officials slammed the state for not immediately alerting residents who fish and boat in Gravesend Bay that an oil distributor spilled at least 27,000 gallons of fuel into the inlet, saying the Department of Environmental Conservation is shafting Southern Brooklynites for consistently failing to warn people when the water is unsafe. Comment
Gravesend: So who is responsible to notify you when thousands of gallons of oil spill on your local shore? The answer may surprise you. Comment

Paper alum: Collapse of local journalism in heartland led to rise of Trump

Downtown: Readers of The Brooklyn Paper can meet their favorite reporters at Community Board meetings, and that’s a great thing, says Polk Award winner Alec MacGillis Comments (2)

Former Coney Island pol indicted in drug scam

Coney Island: Prosecutors just charged former Coney Island Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny for his alleged role in an illegal scheme to pump millions of narcotic painkillers onto the black market and rip off the health care system, the city’s office for the Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced on April 7. Comment

Coming soon to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Swanky members-only club Soho House is opening an outpost in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Empire Stores this fall, according to an e-mail sent to the exclusive association’s members on Tuesday. Comments (2)
Awesome: All stomachs on deck! Comments (1)

Civil rights marcher inspires Syrian refugee students in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: It’s been a long walk from Selma to Bay Ridge. Comment
Sunset Park: All you need is about 15 minutes, $2.75, and a dream. Comments (9)
Music: It’s Steeling the spotlight! Comments (4)

Police: We found alligator-like animal while searching for crack

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: At least it wasn’t one of those chuds. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: The Squibb Park Bridge its bouncing back! Comments (8)

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