Whiskey, rocks: X-pansive whiskey fest comes to Red Hook

Event: It’s a high-proof of concept show! Comments (1)

Off the air: ‘Orbiting Circus’ podcast lands on a Greenpoint stage

Music: He’s got a show that’s out of this world. Comment

To make speed abate, incarcerate!

Letters: While I support Vision Zero, once again in Marine Park a child was involved in a hit and run. In the early morning I often see cars speeding eastbound going well over the speed limit on Brighton Beach Avenue. The same could be said for late afternoon going westbound on Brighton Beach Avenue. There are drivers who don’t seem to care how fast they speed. Comment
Bay Ridge: They were decked out in red, white, and blue — but not for the country you’d think. Comment

Time to relax in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is gearing up to stay put! Comment
Editor’s Picks: We’ve got saucy superheroes, dandy dudes, and stories from above the grave — and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: Go dancing with the stars! Comment
Harbor Watch: Service members at Fort Hamilton held a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of those in law enforcement who were killed or disabled in the line of duty. Comment
High School Sports: Poly Prep pitcher Ethan Ehrenberg didn’t expect to pitch on May 23, but the junior didn’t flinch, tossing a complete-game shutout against Riverdale. Comment

Back again: Poly softball rolls to another championship berth

High School Sports: Poly Prep’s softball team defeated Horace Mann 7–1 on May 23, rolling to a victory in the Ivy League semifinals and notching yet another championship appearance. Comment

Mystery solved! Russian billionaire’s yacht can’t dock because it is illegal

Bay Ridge: A yacht owned by a Russian oligarch that has floated in Gravesend Bay for more than a month — and drifted there throughout President Trump’s first visit to the city since taking office — is sitting idle because it is illegal for the vessel to dock. Comments (7)

Booze boat backlash

Booze boat backlash

Sheepshead Bay: The city must crack down on the party boats cruising in and out of Sheepshead Bay for the upcoming summer season because residents are fed up with trash left behind the next morning, loud noise late at night, and increased parking problems in an already parking-starved neighborhood, locals say. Comment

A red heart day for doc honored by American Heart Association

Standing O: Dr. Mary Choi will be acknowledged for her work at the Brooklyn Go Red for Women luncheon on June 2. Comment

Safety dance! Locals want ‘Barnes Dance’ at dangerous intersection

Mill Basin: They’re Barnes-storming mad that the city won’t listen. Comment
Music: It’s the club people are dying to get into. Comments (1)

Steph can’t make her teens love Pink Floyd as much as she does

Fearless Living: But are they able to make “good art?” Comments (6)
Party Line: Bay Ridge Republican Council Candidate Bob Capano applauded disgraced former congressman Michael Grimm for calling on President Trump to go on the attack in the face of condemnation from the public and the media. Comment
Digital editions: Call me Brooklyn Paper. Some weeks ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would look about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off — then, I account it high time to get to the sea as soon as I can and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…
Downtown: St. Francis College standout Chris Hooper took the international game by storm this season, showcasing his talents on the other side of the pond with the Reading Rockets. Comment
Podcast: The boys were joined by their former colleague, who had a lot to say about the future of the bike rental program. Comments (5)
Bay Ridge: They took Bay Ridge by storm! Comment

Fifth time’s a charm! City plan for Dumbo Jay Street bike lane finally okayed

Mean Streets: They’ve changed lanes … again! Comments (21)

Closing for repairs! Prospect Avenue station shuttering for six-month renovation project

Transit: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will close the R line’s Prospect Avenue subway station for six months of renovations, beginning June 5. Comments (2)

The People’s Clay-ground: Historic terra cotta images on display in Coney

Art: The king of the sea is re-surfacing at the People’s Playground! Comment

Don’t pay tax on your Memorial Day flags!

Not for Nuthin’: This Friday begins the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Comment

A change in the wind: Clippers wrap up season with impressive turnaround

High School Sports: Xaverian baseball started the spring slow, but the Clippers have since hit their stride, cruising to a 12–5 victory over St. Edmund in the regular-seaosn finale on May 17. Comment

Taking off: Jets track star makes history

High School Sports: Naomi Brown became the first female Division I athlete out of Brooklyn Law and Tech, committing to Morgan State University Comment
They made history in Brighton Beach! Comments (1)
They hit the ground running! Comments (1)

Kids choir, bouncy castle delight at BayFest

BoroBeat: It was a “BIG” day in the Bay! Comment

Cobble Hill Association: Contractor who put up phony LICH parking signs should get more than a slap on the wrist

Brooklyn Is Angry: The city must create harsher penalties for contractors who illegally put up unauthorized Department of Transportation signs reserving street space around construction sites, the leader of a Cobble Hill civic group demanded this week. Comments (14)
Politics: The Staten Island and Bay Ridge Assemblywoman sat down with our editors at our Downtown office. Here’s what she had to say. Comments (10)

Battering through in Crown Heights! City advances armory redevelopment deal despite local pol’s opposition

Crown Heights: The city moved forward with a plan to turn the Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights into luxury apartments and condos today, just days after the Councilwoman in whose district the property sits trashed the scheme. Comments (2)

Suicide in the Ridge

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge man shot himself in the head after a heated argument with his son on May 18. Comments (1)
Gravesend: They were truly moved by works of art. Comment

Marco! Polo! Somebody help!: Mom-and-pops gather to save Brooklyn as we know it

The Corner Store: These guys have got a lot on their plate. Comments (3)
BoroBeat: Days like this can really stirrup a lot of emotions! Comment

Piece of glass plunges from 34th floor of luxury Fort Greene tower

Fort Greene: No one was injured, but police closed the street and now a sidewalk shelter is going up. Comments (1)

Serial groper loose in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Cops are searching for a serial groper who has grabbed five different lady’s behinds at the Avenue U subway station in Sheepshead Bay since December. Comment
Awesome: Put it in park! Comments (2)

A new mosque planned for Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach: Brighton Beach’s newest house of worship may be a mosque. Comment

Solved! DNA evidence leads to rape conviction after 19 years

Park Slope: Investigators closed the case on a 19-year-old rape that occurred in Park Slope thanks to newly acquired DNA evidence, which swayed a jury in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday to convict Bushwick resident Johnny Jacob, 45, of the heinous sexual assault. Comments (2)

Clairvoyant con: Scammer convicted of swindling $140,000 from Bensonhurst senior

Bensonhurst: She didn’t see this coming. Comment

Council candidates schmooze at Shore Hill

Bay Ridge: They crossed party lines. Comment
BoroBeat: More than a dozen young girls flocked to a free workshop in Crown Heights to learn computer coding on a program designed with kids in mind Comment

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