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Art: She’s put the petals to the metal! Comments (1)
Health: It behooves us to tell you a-butt this goat yoga class coming to Bushwick this month. Comments (2)

In Utah, its now legal to let your kid walk home alone

Rhymes with Crazy: So why can you be arrested for it in New York? Comments (1)

In Utah, its now legal to let your kid walk home alone

Rhymes with Crazy: So why can you be arrested for it in New York? Comment

Kings Highway called a pauper’s road

I have written about the deterioration of Kings Highway before, but things just seem to keep going downhill. Thanks to Councilman Deutsch, the bike rack under the station has been cleaned up, but that is about the only good thing that has happened. There are several empty stores, more than I can remember, and there are more to come. There is a drugstore on almost every block, some that sell childrens’ cloths, pocketbooks, and jewelry. As for banks, from Coney Island Avenue to E. 19th Street, a distance of of eight blocks, there are about 17, unless I missed one or two. Comment
Mean Streets: It’s a “death trap” no more. Comments (3)

Bay Ridge: Be there and be square!

Bay Ridge Nights: Rock out before you geek out this weekend in the Ridge! Comment
Windsor Terrace: A Windsor Terrace boy with special needs is afraid to get back on a school bus after a driver for the Brooklyn company that takes him home from class shuttled the youngster around for more than four hours while apparently lost, according to his grandmother. Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: Party time! This week, we’ve got the Brooklyn Folk Festival, the Taste of Fifth, a freaky film starring Billy Dee Williams, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

State Senate Dems reunite — but will it matter?

Party Line: Back to where they came from. Comment
Flatbush: An illegally installed hoist collapsed and killed a man at an East Flatbush food market on Nostrand Avenue on April 2. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: Developers will demolish a nearly century-old Ditmas Park house of worship to make way for a residential complex unless city preservationists initiate a last-minute landmarking effort to save the building that neighbors cherish. Comments (9)

Unicorns united!

Photo Galleries: Happy Unicorn Day! Comments (1)
Awesome: They’re six-hundred years young! Comment
Digital editions: A working staycation, that is. As others draft their out-of-office messages before jetting away to swanky spring-break locales, the Paper looks forward to settling in at its headquarters in America’s Downtown, and lapping up the fun that is reporting on the breaking news across its beloved borough. Some may prefer Paris, and others Rome, but the Paper will always take beautiful, bustling Kings County over any far-flung destination. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Coney Island: Embattled Assemblywoman Pamela Harris resigned from her post on April 2, nearly three months to the day after the Feds charged her with stealing thousands of dollars from the city and federal storm-recovery agencies. Comment

State Sen. Brian Kavanagh talks budget, BQE on BPR

Podcast: The Brooklyn Heights legislator pays his first visit to the show! Comment
Coney Island: This building is up-and-coming! Comment
TV: A Slope mom is collecting cash from neighbors to bring a comedic series she penned about life in the stroller capital of Brooklyn — and the parental utopia’s dark side — to the small screen. Comments (2)
Gowanus: Cops are investigating after they lifted a dead man’s corpse from the toxic Gowanus Canal early Tuesday morning. Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: Hundreds of devout Catholics processed across the Brooklyn Bridge behind a massive wooden cross on Friday to commemorate the final journey Jesus took before the Romans crucified him. Comment

Albany passes bill blocking cops from claiming sexual consent from people in custody

Coney Island: The state Senate passed a bill on March 29 to prevent police officers who have sex with people in their custody from claiming that their prisoners consented to the conduct. Comment
Music: Here’s listening to you, kid! Comment
A Brooklyn College student is organizing a walk in Manhattan on April 15 to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis, a central nervous system disorder he was diagnosed with when he was 18-years-old. Comment

Something fishy

Cleaning Our Waterways: New signs warning anglers about the dangers of eating marine life caught in the fetid Gowanus Canal will soon line the toxic waterway after members of a neighborhood-advisory group asked the Feds overseeing its cleanup to put up a dozen placards in English and Spanish at prime casting spots. Comments (6)

On the hook: Species that live in the Gowanus Canal

Wild Brooklyn: Brooklynites who think sea creatures can’t survive in the toxic canal that has claimed the lives of dolphins and whales might be surprised to know just how many species they recognize from menus and seafood markets that allegedly thrive in its murky waters. Comments (1)
Fixing the BQE: State pols late on Friday passed their much-anticipated budget with a provision authorizing use of the streamlined design-build process in the city-led reconstruction of the derelict Brooklyn–Queens Expressway. Comments (1)
Flatbush: Dozens of shoppers and their kids took part in a pre-Easter celebration at the Flatbush Caton Market on March 31. Comment
Prospect Heights: A cadre of local conjurers enchanted an audience with tricks and tales straight out of Coney Island’s fabled theme-park district, which was once a magic Mecca for both up-and-coming and world-famous performers. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: The builders proposing a Boerum Hill megadevelopment nearly three times the size of what can currently go up on the lot they chose for it shouldn’t even bother breaking out their shovels, according to one pol who blasted the plan at the first meeting of its public-review process on Wednesday. Comments (15)
Mean Streets: Cyclists can now start pedaling through some Kings County intersections 10 seconds before the drivers next to them, city transit leaders announced this week at one of those junctures in Boerum Hill. Comments (48)
Downtown: Ethics watchdogs slapped Brooklyn’s embattled former top prosecutor with the highest fine ever dealt by the city for illegal campaign-related activities, after he admitted to abusing his government e-mail during a contentious 2013 re-election bid he ultimately lost. Comments (25)
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