What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment
Nightlife: They’re looking for the right Mister! Comment
Music: He’s leading the girls’ night out! Comment

Letters: Hey editor! Chose your words more carefully

Is it okay to call a group of kids a horde? Comments (7)

Native American fashions go way beyond beads

Rhymes with Crazy: And you can see it all at the Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan! Comment

Ocean Ave. losing its Brooklyn charm

Letters: With reference to the building going up on Ocean Avenue between Kings Highway and Quentin Road, Ocean Avenue now looks like any other generic street … the private houses are going — a lot have gone — and the trees, which Brooklyn is known for, are also gone and going (“Ocean rising! Tide of development sweeps Ocean Avenue” by Julianne Cuba, online April 17). Comment

Flatbush Junction BID awarded funds for new street artwork

Art: They’re doing it the art way. Comment
Art: It’s art that’s good enough to drink! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got glam bands, kinky comics, righteous rock ’n’roll, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

The Ridge celebrates Cinco de Mayo!

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is ready for a fiesta! Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: She’s got the whole dog in the palm of her hands! Comments (10)
Health: Call it a sign of the slimes. Comment
Manhattan Beach: Locals are glad their promenade will finally get the prominence it deserves. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: This art is water under the bridge! Comments (6)
Music: It will be a Massive show! Comment

Pols’ battle over Linda Sarsour’s commencement address

Party Line: Some say this, others say that. Oh, and “this” is “She’s a terrorist propagandist,” and “that” is “No, she’s not.” Comment

It’s easier to raise a kitten then a kid. Or is it?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie gets a kitten and learns a lesson from its mother. Comments (2)
Sunset Park: We’re gonna need a bigger boat. Comments (3)
Digital editions: There is no doubt about it — you always get what you pay for with The Brooklyn Paper. And you know whay else you get? More! That’s because The Brooklyn Paper is all about giving. You want news? You got it! Entertainment? You got it! Instruction? No problem! Keep hustilin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
BoroBeat: Yoga never gets old! Comment
Bay Ridge: A ramshackle ramp leading into Shore Road Park is being converted into a multi-million-dollar walkway. Comment

Weigh in on plans for Fort Greene Park revamp

Fort Greene: The meeting is tonight at the Ingersol Community Center at 6:30 pm. Comments (6)
Bridge ‘Park’: A lawsuit over two controversial towers planned for Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park lies in the hands of the court after reps for the green space and Brooklyn Heights Association failed to reach a settlement, according to the civic group’s lawyer. Comments (3)
Brighton Beach: They’re the future doctors of America! Comment
Bay Ridge: They sowed the seeds of a new park design. Comment

Kids need to fear consequences

Not for Nuthin’: Why are there no metal detectors at Curtis High School in Staten Island? Why was this simple security measure not taken? Comment
Awesome: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has turned Japanese! Comment
Xaverian’s baseball team held a 7–6 lead after three innings, but a scheduling issue on the field forced the squads to suspend the game on May 2. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: This art is water under the bridge! Comment

Final stretch: Former Xaverian standout leading LIU baseball

Downtown: Bergen Beach native Charles Misiano is Brooklyn born and bred and now he’s hoping to leave his mark on his hometown, leading the Long Island University baseball team this spring. Comment

Brooklyn born and bred: EHall star selected by Panthers in draft

Flatbush: Erasmus Hall grad Curtis Samuel is ready to take his gridiron talent to Carolina, selected No. 40 overall by the Panthers on April 28. Comment
Co-op d’Etat: They have returned to the promised land after spending 40 days and 40 nights in a food desert! Comments (25)

Day one: Bay Ridge Avenue closure causes nightmare commute

Bay Ridge: Talk about a train wreck! Comments (16)
Carroll Gardens: The next chapter begins! Comment

Volunteers beautify Plumb Beach

Sheepshead Bay: More than 100 do-gooders got their hands dirty cleaning up the notoriously trashed Plumb Beach on April 28. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: It is the not-so-ruff life they were meant to live! Comment
Fontbonne Hall struggled before it even got to the field on April 28, but refused to fall back on excuses after falling 11–1 to Archbishop Molloy. Comment

What a Knight: Madison softball holds on for win over Construction in extras

James Madison broke out the bats on April 28, grabbing an extra-innings victory over Construction in a matchup of two of the city’s best softball teams. Comment

Defensive determination: Brooklyn Tech grad taking next step at Fordham

Clinton Hill: Former Brooklyn Tech football star Lawrence Menyah has become a leader with the Rams, stepping into a new role with the squad during the spring season. Comment

New Kosciuzsko span opens with razzle dazzle!

Transit: Brooklyn celebrated the grand opening of the first of two spans that will replace the aging Kosciuszko Bridge on Thursday night with a dazzling lightshow before traffic was allowed onto the first new bridge to grace the city’s skyline since the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connected Kings County to the Rock in 1964. Comments (6)

Stop-work order on controversial Voorhies tower

Sheepshead Bay: The city slapped a full stop-work order last week on 1 Brooklyn Bay, the controversial 30-story tower going up on Voorhies Avenue, but the developer quickly corrected the problem. Comment

Cashless tolling on Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge starts April 30

Marine Park: Time to cash in those tokens! Comment

Marine Parkers mourn 8-year-old-boy killed in freak accident

Marine Park: Marine Parkers are mourning the loss of 8-year-old Kevin Reilly, who was killed on April 27 while playing outside of his Ryder Street home. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: They’re playing their Trump card! Comments (3)
Sunset Park: He’s raising a red flag. Comments (12)

Here’s how to get a cheap apartment in Bushwick

Bushwick: Applications are being accepted for below-market-rate apartments at the Saint Marks in Bushwick. Comment
Fixing the BQE: They’re building bridges! Comments (9)
Fort Greene: Talk about improving your grades! Comments (7)

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