Lords of the helm! Viking fest welcomes swords and Swedes

Event: They are Vikings for a day! Comments (2)

Smelly subject: Drawing Gowanus water colors in black and white

Art: See the gorgeous Gowanus! Comment
Editor’s Picks: We’ve got weird plays, the Mr. Coney Island Pageant, a soul singer, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

The sun shines on Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is going green! Comment
Dining: They’ve got micro-brews and full-size chews! Comments (1)
Harbor Watch: Brooklyn-born petty officer serves with the Bluetails. Comment
The Department of Education is investigating a Park Slope principal’s “communist activity” in a brazen attempt to silence her complaints alleging racist city policies that promote segregation in Brooklyn schools, according to a lawsuit brought against the city by Park Slope Collegiate Principal Jill Bloomberg. Comments (25)

Poachers poached! Turtle-nappers nabbed in Prospect Park, reptiles rescued

Wild Brooklyn: Twenty-seven turtles that had been bagged by poachers are safe and back in Prospect Park. Comments (13)
Meadows of Shame: They’re calling it the “Coney Island Reek.” Comments (2)
Dyker Heights: A Dyker Heights teen was shot in the face during a home invasion on Wednesday — but then managed to phone police for help, said officials. Comment

Bath Beach man leaps to his death from apartment balcony

Bensonhurst: A 70-year-old man leapt to his death from an eight-story balcony in Bath Beach on May 9. Comment

Middle-schooler’s investment advice is a reality

Standing O: IS 187’s Rieko Luo placed second in the nation for the SIFMA Foundation’s Fall 2016 InvestWrite essay competition. Comment
Bay Ridge: They’re putting down roots! Comment
Music: They sing a song of themselves! Comment
Art: Explore an artsy, urban jungle! Comments (1)

Yankee legend’s legacy lives on in ‘Dinner with DiMaggio’

Books: Bensonhurst native and Xaverian High School graduate Dr. Rock Positano tells tales of his suppers with a legend. Comment
Digital editions: Wow! Brown is back with The Brooklyn Paper! I can hear her from here, yelling at reporters, telling photographers how to do their jobs, giving some pointers to the intern, yucking it up with Lincoln Anderson, the editor of The Villiager. Sweet! Now maybe I can get some sleep. What’s that? She’s just visiting? Not coming back, eh? Guess I’ll just have to keep hustilin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Possible Deutsch challenger gets support from nearby incumbents

Party Line: Local politico Kalman Yeger, who is rumored to be running against freshman Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D–Sheepshead Bay), and recently registered as an undeclared candidate with the city’s campaign finance board, is already hosting fund-raisers and gaining support from community leaders — including his possible opponent’s former boss, ex-Councilman Michael Nelson. Comment

Devil’s due: Poly ace dominates, comes up just short of no-hitter

High School Sports: Poly Prep pitcher Oliver McCarthy was one out away from notching a no-hitter, but the senior standout couldn’t quite connect, giving up one hit in a 6–0 victory on May 8. Comment
Talk about troubled waters. Comments (1)

Clean machine! Slope homeless shelter to get mobile showers

Park Slope: Talk about a hot shower! Comment
Coney Island: It was a barrel of laughs! Comment

Yeehaw! Ridge senior center hosts square dance

Bay Ridge: It was a real hoedown! Comment
Awesome: It was a banner MCA-Day. Comments (1)

Pint-sized scientists show off their experiments!

Marine Park: Children are the future — of science! Comment

Teaching young kids is hard work

Not for Nuthin’: One of the reasons that my daughter decided to try substitute teaching was to figure out if she actually wanted to be a teacher. And if so, what grades and what subjects best suited to her. Comment
Park Slope: The Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library celebrated the long-awaited opening of an outdoor garden on Saturday. Comments (4)

Hometown star: Cosmos midfielder relishing opportunity on and off field

Coney Island: Salvatore Barone grew up playing soccer in Brooklyn and, now, the former St. Francis star is ready to take his career to the pro level. Comment

Playing the ace: Xaverian star lifts Clippers to win over Prep

High School Sports: Xaverian senior pitcher Nicholas DeSalvo found a rhythm on the mound on May 4, jumpstarting the Clippers to a 2–1 victory over St. Francis Prep. Comment

Police ask for help catching Marine Park swastika painter

Marine Park: Cops are still searching for the bigoted weasel who scribbled swastikas all over Marine Park during the holy Jewish holiday of Passover last year on April 25. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Had to wait for the photos to develop, but here they are. Comments (6)
Transit: A power outage at the DeKalb Avenue station stalled trains across the borough and stranded Southern Brooklyn straphangers during the Tuesday morning rush. It was an absolute mess that wasn’t helped by the transit authority’s confused —and confusing — resposne, said one incensed commuter. Comments (6)

Canarsie to mayor: Keep your promise about ferry service

Canarsie: The city must keep its promise and consider adding Canarsie as a stop on the recently launched city-wide ferry system, local pols are demanding. Comment
High School Sports: Therese and Jackie Gallagher have been running for as long as they can remember and, now, the twin sisters are ready to take on the college world – together. Comment

‘Bama bound: Nazareth hoops star commits to South Alabama

High School Sports: Alexis Sykes is ready to take her game south, commiting to South Alabama on May 4 after taking her official visit earlier in the week. Comment

Haunting! Third Avenue is Bay Ridge’s bicycle graveyard

Bay Ridge: Call it the cycle of life. Comments (9)

Cat-astrophe averted

Park Slope: Firefighters rescued two cats from a Fifth Avenue blaze on Thursday, and our photographer Paul Martinka was there! Comments (1)
Manhattan Beach: Here’s something to bark about! Comment

Trailblazing SUNY Downstate public relations exec dies at 93

Crown Heights: Evelyn Goodwin Potter founded the Brooklyn hospital’s public affairs department in 1959. Comments (1)

Storytellers converge at Folk Arts Day

Art: They’ve got a story to tell you. Comment

Tour de Brooklyn: Five Boro Bike Tour will close roads throughout the borough Sunday

Transit: A parade of more than 32,000 cyclists will snake thier way through Brooklyn for the 40th-annual Five Boro Bike Tour, and motorists should expect road closures between 9 am–3:15 pm on Sunday. Comments (1)

Longtime residents: Don’t gentrify Fort Greene Park

Brooklyn Is Angry: They want a people’s playground! Comments (20)
You don’t have to be an a-fish-ionado to judge this art. Comments (2)

It’s raccoons versus organic waste in Sheepshead Bay!

Sheepshead Bay: Will state-of-the-art composting cans finally help Southern Brooklynites prevail in their eternal war with local raccoons — or merely set them up for ignominious defeat? Comment

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