Dancing queen: ‘La Medea’ turns tragedy into disco TV

Theater: It’s a multimedia “Medea!” Comment
Theater: They’ve taken a kids’ show and added a splash of violence! Comments (1)

Vernacular spectacular: Lenore breaks down subway talk

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist schools you on this underground language. Comments (1)

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week you can check out weird musicals, learn about historical figures, and brace for the upcoming inauguration! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Bay Ridge keeps cool in the cold

Bay Ridge Nights: The nightlife guru at has all the details on where to go in the Ridge! Read more…
Transit: Get home before 11:45 pm tonight or your station may turn into a pumpkin. Comments (1)

Abbate lied about ‘union-made’ mailers

Party Line: The Assemblyman and Labor Committee member sent out Christmas cards that falsley implied they were union-printed — and then lied to the media when he found out they were fake. Comment
Our guide to escaping the cold-weather blues! Comment

Standing O shares the news

Standing O: Dr. Timothy J. Houlihan was appointed to interim president of St. Francis College after the passing of President Brendan Dugan. Comment

Abbate lied about ‘union-made’ mailers

Party Line: has the scoop! Read more…

Dance with Uste: Learn traditional steps at Balkan music fest

Music: Get dancing to the Balkan beat! Comment

Fearlessly seeking out peace and harmony

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie reaches for the stars. Comment
Digital editions: Ignore the leaks: the Brooklyn Paper is no one’s puppet and is definitely not in bed with any foreign governments. This is a tremendous newspaper. Very, very classy. We’ve got the best news. So forget what the losers tell you, and you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

R train hits straphanger at 86th Street


R train hits straphanger at 86th Street

Bay Ridge: A Manhattan-bound R train struck a man at the 86th Street station in Bay Ridge this afternoon. Comments (1)
Marine Park: Police talked down a woman threatening to jump off of Kings Plaza’s parking garage on Jan. 11. Comment
Park Slope: There have been three protests over the past three nights demanding he fight various Trump nominations. Comments (8)
More than 100 people trekked from across the borough to celebrate Chinese New Year and the 18th anniversary of a Sunset Park business on Jan. 8. Revelers ushered in the year of the rooster at the Golden Imperial Palace on 62nd street near Sixth Avenue with Cantonese dim sum, a magic show, and dancing. The event was a festive spectacle that drew locals closer, said one dinner guest. Comment
Carroll Gardens: Hush little baby don’t say a word, mama’s going to buy you a music therapy session. Comment
Bay Ridge: A Muslim beautician is opening a women-only salon in Bay Ridge so hijab-wearing ladies can literally let their hair down without fear a man will walk in while they are baring more than they ought to. Comments (21)
Music: Call them funk Soul brothers. Comment

FBI bungled Ft. Lauderdale shooter

Not for Nuthin’: What will it take for this agency to get its act together, our columnist asks. Comment

Grand Street grinds out victory to stay perfect on season

High School Sports: The Lady Wolves held on for a 52–47 victory over Francis Lewis on Jan. 8, wrapping up the matchup on a 12–5 run to notch another win. Comment

Brooklyn Paper Radio today: Driverless cars and jokes about Trump!

Podcast: Cars are killing machines — we all know that! — but do driverless cars need to be? No, says the city’s leading transportation activist. Comment
Gravesend: The city is building an annex on Gravesend’s PS 97 to ease area overcrowding. Comment
Meadows of Shame: It could be a red-letter year! Comments (4)
Mean Streets: The city plans to reserve hundreds of on-street parking spots for car-rental services such as Zipcar and Car2go for two years— and some of them could be in the Slope. Comments (25)
Bay Ridge: The Manhattan-to-Queens revenant has been moonlighting as an R train. Comments (12)
BoroBeat: It is the circle of plant life. Comment
Shamorie Ponds always knew he could excell at the college game and now the former Jefferson star is proving his point, helping turn around the basketball program at St. John’s. Comment
High School Sports: The Lions cruised to a 94–77 victory over Thomas Jefferson on Dec. 8, sparked by strong performances from Markquis Nowell and Keith Williams. Comment

Serving up history: Former pros compete in first-ever tennis event at Barclays

Prospect Heights: It wasn’t the US Open — but it was still historic. Comment
Defense first — everything else second. Comment
High School Sports: The Lady Vikings couldn’t get on the same page, struggling to find a rhtyhm in a 53–41 non-leauge loss to Christ the King on Jan. 8. Comment
Brighton Beach: And it’s a comedy, but not in the way you’d think. Comment
Marine Park: They say speed bumps and a four-way stop would be more effective. Comment

Cabbie raped woman at knifepoint, cops say

Crime: A cab driver raped a Sunset Park woman at knife-point steps from her home on Jan. 7, said police. Comment

Just beet it

Breaking Chews: First came babyccinos — now meet the “beet latte.” Comments (4)

We taste-test the beet latte!


We taste-test the beet latte!

DUMBO: Sick beets, or just sick? Comment
Coney Island: The cowards have been ambushing oldsters in public housing. Comment
The Greatest Story Ever: Our pals at have the scoop! Read more…
Transit: Get home before 11:45 pm tonight or your station may turn into a pumpkin. Comments (11)

Ed’s up! Edgardo Alfonzo to coach Clones

Cyclones: He’s the second Alfonzo to helm the team after his brother, Edgar. Comment
Sunset Park: One man’s trash-planter is another man’s… trash-planter. Comments (4)
Boerum Hill: Call it postage and mis-handling! Comments (8)
It is a beloved post-holiday tradition. Comments (1)
Sunset Park: He’s wants to edit this library plan. Comments (1)

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