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Theater: Fred Trump is the villain in this “Little Mermaid” musical. Comment

Plays together: Married playwrights debut two new comedies

Theater: Here are a couple of playwrights you should see. Comment

How to deal with an accute case of Sudden Onset Ugliness

Rhymes with Crazy: What do you do when you’re suddenly hideous? Comment

Rep. Dan Donovan takes heat from readers

Letters: Rep. Dan Donovan’s (R–Bay Ridge) support of some of President Trump’s more controversial policy moves has angered the liberals in his district. Several have protested the freshman lawmaker, and now they’re writing us letters. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Brooklyn becomes a magical land this week, with rock ’n’ roll unicorns and bears, fairy tale films, and a festival where the beer flows free. Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

The Ridge is going highbrow

Bay Ridge Nights: Spend a sophisticated weekend in the Ridge! Comment

Mud-slinging in Bay Ridge’s Council race

Party Line: Republican hopeful Bob Capano says Democratic opponent Justin Brannan is breaking campaign finance law, but Brannan is accusing Capano of pushing “alternate facts.” Comment
Bay Ridge: And they came armed with stuffed animals. Comments (9)
Nightlife: Lent it all hang out! Comment
Music: They’re hungry for king cake! Comment

Mud-slinging in Bay Ridge’s Council race

Party Line: Republican hopeful Bob Capano says Democratic opponent Justin Brannan is breaking campaign finance law, but Brannan is accusing Capano of pushing “alternate facts.” has the scoop. Read more…

‘FIT’ for a Kings County: Fashion Institute of Technology to hold classes in Brooklyn

Fashion: These classes are tailor-made for Brooklyn. Comments (1)

It’s okay to be your kids’ friend

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie questions her mother’s wisdom on mothering. Comment

Standing O check’s the team

Standing O: Checkmate and kudos to the members of the Brooklyn Technical High School Chess Team on its first-ever win at the City Chess Championship games. Comment

Move to Brooklyn a lifeline for Cosmos captain

An uncertain offseason was like a rollercoaster ride for leader Carlos Mendes Comment
Bensonhurst: They’re taking aim at Bensonhurst. Comment

Car-boom! Cuomo: I’m blowing up the old Kosciuszko Bridge

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The Kosciuszko Bridge is going out with a bang! Comments (4)

Former Brooklyn Paper reporter wins prestigious journalism award

Alec MacGillis used to cover Bay Ridge and Brooklyn Heights in the late ’90s — and just look at him now! Comment

Teen stabbed in Prospect Park

Crown Heights: Two knife-wielding fiends stabbed an 18-year-old man out for an evening stroll with a pal in Prospect Park on Monday night, according to police. Comments (1)
Waiting in the Wings: Brooklyn soul-pop band Lake Street Dive will play the June 7 opening night of this year’s Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, the annual kind-of-free summer concert series in Prospect Park. Comments (1)

In Jo’s New York: Degradable bags and zero tolerance for drunk driving

Not for Nuthin’: I have several points to ponder this week. Comment
Dyker Heights: They demanded he meet with his constituents and defend his controversial support of Trump’s immigration ban and congressional Republicans’ quest to undo the Affordable Care Act. Comments (11)
Photo Galleries: A miniature therapy horse trotted into the Boro Park Center on Feb. 20 to brighten up seniors’ day with some love from the fluffy foal. Comments (1)
High School Sports: Lady Wolves junior point guard Asianae Johnson is the team’s glue this postseason. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: It was his best move yet. Comment

Hot news from CB2

Mean Streets: This is going to be an uphill battle. Comments (21)
Mean Streets: Fulton Street bus riders may finally get to experience life in the fast lane! Comments (11)

Theives boxing in boro businessmen to rob them

Crime: A trio of armed robbers is targeting well-heeled businessmen for dramatic heists on Brooklyn streets. Comments (1)
Harbor Watch: Volunteers handed out dozens of stuffed animals, cards, and toiletries to vets at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital on Feb. 14. Comment
Fort Greene: The Long Island University men’s basketball team bent, but it never broke. Comment

Five Borough Wrestling brings smackdown to Brooklyn

It’s Brooklyn’s WrestleMania! Comment
High School Sports: There wasn’t ever any doubt. Comment
Leaves of Grass: Talk about a pipe dream. Comments (5)

State senators in the crosshairs

Sunset Park: Sen. Jesse Hamilton, they are waiting on 42nd Street for you. Comments (5)

State Sen. Parker under fire for ‘accidentally’ voting to ban sanctuary cities

Park Slope: He says he was at a wedding when the vote happened so he got marked down as “yes.” Comments (6)

Arrest in Kings Plaza hit-and-run

Marine Park: Cops cuffed a 25-year-old Flatbush man who allegedly hit two Flatlands residents with an unlicensed livery vehicle — killing one — near Kings Plaza in August. Comment
Bushwick: Police officers shot and killed an 18-year-old in Bushwick early Sunday morning after they say he tried to rob a bodega then pointed what turned out to be a pellet gun at them. Comments (4)
Carroll Gardens: Carroll Gardens is in the good books! Comments (3)
Downtown: Crappy Presidents’ Day! Comments (4)
Brooklyn Is Angry: Forget Occupy Wall Street — tomorrow’s Wall Streeters are occupying Brooklyn. Comments (7)
Bay Ridge: Call it the stairway to hell. Comment
Photo Galleries: Immigrants in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge shuttered their storefronts and stayed home from work on Thursday as part of a national protest against President Trump administration’s policies toward immigrants. Comments (6)
A New Jersey-based financial company cheated 9-11 heroes out of millions of dollars owed to them for compensation and health care for injuries related to the 2001 terrorist attacks, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and federal watchdogs. Comment
Breaking Chews: Some rappers love getting baked — this guy loves baking rappers! Comments (15)
Clinton Hill: The home of Clinton Hill’s “Hamilton” is getting a new marquee. Comments (9)
Park Slope: She was the queen of Kings Theatre. Comments (1)

Two charged in correx officer’s murder

Georgetown: Prosecutors charged a 35-year-old Kensington man with the murder of Corrections Officer Alastasia Bryan, his ex-girlfriend, on Feb. 15. Comment

City’s snow pile blocks park entrance

Marine Park: Sanitation workers piled snow onto handicap parking spaces and in front of one of Marine Park’s wheelchair-accessible entrances Comment
Cinema: And the iconic Coney Island amusement has a starring role. Comment

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