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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017


Lost and sound: Guitarist creates soundtrack for forgotten Orson Welles film

Cinema: This musician is settling an old score. Comments (2)

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

People’s choice: Ditmas Park film a finalist in Downtown film fest

Cinema: She thinks you should see “Other People.” Comment

Thow the book at ‘em: Author tackles juvenile justice system in new novel

Books: She’s got a killer motive for writing. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Who’s to blame? Mom, that’s who.

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore explores the phenomenom of mom’s being blamed for, well, everything. Comments (1)

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Bartoonist stumbles out of the Hinterlands of Kensington

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator returns from the outer wilderness with tales of a friendly, nerdy bar. Comments (5)

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Indulge in a week of escapism with magicians, island spirits, dragons, and witches this week in Brooklyn! Comment

Head into ‘Porto’: Play about hipster barflies way better than you’d expect

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: It’s a locally-sourced, artisanally made delight! Comments (1)

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

Why no wifi? Tech upgrades at three subway stations are slowing wireless rollout

Transit: Three Brooklyn subway stations are still without wifi internet — despite Gov. Cuomo’s announcement that riders would be able to connect anywhere in the system starting on Jan. 9. Comments (7)

Sampson and deny ya! Judge ignores leniency plea, sentences disgraced pol to 5 years

Politics: This once-powerful pol has lost his clout. Comments (3)

Brooklyn congressmembers call prez-elect Trump ‘illegitimate’

Party Line: Read it all at Read more…

Holy folk! Steve Gunn aims to rock Greenpoint church

Music: It’s the gospel of rock! Comment

Over the moon: Lunar New Year dance welcomes Year of the Rooster

Dance: They’re feeling cocky! Comments (3)

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017


The ‘Hamilton’ of Clinton Hill: Local library storytime is the hottest ticket in town!

The Greatest Story Ever: I loved it. It was much better than “Cats.” I’m going to see it again and again. Comments (3)

Straphangers F-reak out over rush-hour trains skipping express stops

Carroll Gardens: They say it is causing dangerous overcrowding at skipped stops — and is offering an unwelcome preview of a permanent F express service. Comments (13)

Art, work: New Crown Heights comic shop will also have real artists working in-store

Boro of Nerds: Talk about drawing inspiration! Comments (1)

Political baby animals: Kensington bar showing 15 hours of puppy and kitty videos instead of Trump inauguration

Kensington: Call it the in-aww-guration. Comments (6)

John O’Hara: The definitive timeline

Following his exoneration this week, we take a look back at the epic story of Sunset Park attorney and politico John O’Hara’s fall from grace and his long-overdue absolution after 20 years. Comments (1)

Clash at Bay Ridge’s MLK Day ‘solidarity’ march

Bay Ridge: This is probably not what Dr. King had in mind. Comments (16)

A whole new ball game: Brewskee-ball rolls out its winter league

Nightlife: Let’s go skee-ing! Comment

Flatbush art ‘pop-up’ embraces gentrification

The art show was in a real-estate office. Comments (5)

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017


John O’Hara on his vindication thanks to The Brooklyn Paper

Podcast: Former felon John O’Hara tells Vince and Gersh how The Brooklyn Paper helped clear his name 20 years after he was found guilty voter fraud. That, plus Life in a Blender’s Don Rauf discusses exactly “What Happened to Smith.” Comment

Ten years later, ‘What Happened to Smith?’ singer says street has gotten far worse

Music: Life in a Blender’s Don Rauf admits they didn’t know how good they had it back then! Comments (3)

Sale boat! Ikea Water Taxi will continue after tour company buys business

Red Hook: Talk about bailing out a boat! Comment

Black Lives Matter leader at MLK tribute: ‘Klansmen dressed in suits are being sworn into office’

Fort Greene: Activist Opal Tometi was the keynote speaker at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual event. Comments (7)

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017


Inking a deal: Reporter gets ‘$13 tattoo’ on Friday the 13th

Photo Galleries: He interviewed the artist live on video while he was getting inked. Comments (2)

Feds: Board of Elex illegally purged voter rolls

The Department of Justice just joined a lawsuit accusing the Brooklyn Board of Elections of violating federal law. Comments (12)

Plans, trains, and automobiles

Planned MTA elevator will cause car wrecks, panel says

Bay Ridge: They want to take this proposal down. Comments (18)

Shuttle scuttle: Riders demand extra buses during three subway stations’ closure

Bay Ridge: But transit honchos say they aren’t needed. Comments (10)

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Bay Ridge Towers lotto a hot mess, burned applicants say

Bay Ridge: Many still haven’t recieved the applications they asked for back in October — and the deadline to apply was more than a week ago. Read more…

Man killed by A train in Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill: Police say he was standing on the tracks of the Clinton-Washington Avenues station. Comments (12)

Mall rats

Mini-mall coming to Atlantic Avenue with teen discount store Five Below

Changing Brooklyn: It will be next to the mini-mall with the Michael’s, and across the road from the one with the Marshalls. Comments (10)

Sunset Park’s new mini-mall is a Bed Bath and Beyond

Shopping: They hope you’ll never go beyond Brooklyn again. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

R train victim was a suicide, cops say

Bay Ridge: He died Wednesday night, and officials are saying he jumped in front of the train to end his life. Comments (8)

Rail-splitter! Red Hook Houses leaders divided on streetcar

Red Hook: It is East versus West. Comments (12)

Turn for the worse: Drivers ignoring Ocean Parkway ‘safety’ changes

Midwood: Gov. Cuomo’s “safety improvements” to Ocean Parkway are causing more harm than good, residents and pols say. Comments (16)

Hammer-jackers: Foursome steals jackhammers from hardware store

Gowanus: Stop. Hammer time. Comment

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