Books: He’s written a book that spans the years! Comments (2)
Bensonhurst: They want them to stop cutting corners! Comment

The beans from Oz: Park Slope coffee shop is latest Australian import

Dining: Welcome to Brooklyn, mates! Comments (1)

Wheel concern over new rules for cyclists

I find this curious: New York City’s Department of Transportation is giving bicyclists the same pedestrian rights at 19 intersections throughout Brooklyn. Essentially, city officials are telling cyclists to violate state law (as if cyclists needed that permission in the first place.) I promptly reviewed the New York State Vehicle and Traffic (VAT) laws in this matter. As listed on the website:, I found the most interesting information. A pedestrian, under Sect. 130, is defined as “any person afoot or in a wheelchair.” However, under Sect. 102, a bicycle is defined as: “every two- or three-wheeled device upon which a person or persons Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Dancers get down for Mother Earth at Salt Marsh Nature Center

Marine Park: Happy Earth Day! Comment

And they’re off! New York Road Runners bringing weekly community jogs to Bay Ridge

Event: A city community running organization will debut its free weekly group runs — also open to walkers — in Shore Road Park in Bay Ridge next month. Comment

Hi! Hi Birdie!

‘Birds’ of paradise: Ancient Greek comedy gets a new, idyllic ending

Theater: This play showed up on a wing and a prayer! Comment

For the Birds: Other ornithological activities in Brooklyn

Event: There are plenty of birds of a feather flocking to Brooklyn! Comment

It’s Friday night lit in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Get sweaty and literary this weekend in the Ridge! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got samurai swordfighters, stripping superheroes, a medieval meal, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

She’s up for the challenge

Army Capt. Breanna M. Owens knows a thing or two about meeting the Army’s physical and mental challenges. As an intelligence officer and a functional fitness center working group member at the newest gym at Hohenfels, Germany, she can be found leading the way and setting an example for anyone bright enough to follow. Comment

Bon Voyage! Party boats to leave Sheepshead Bay for good

Sheepshead Bay: They’re finally going to shove off! Comment
Fort Greene: Bigwigs at car-hailing business Uber are scooping up a Fort Greene bicycle manufacturer in a deal that its founder hopes will bring the Brooklyn-made two-wheelers to more metropolises worldwide — including New York City, where the company’s pedal-assist-electric and dockless cycles may soon be allowed to cruise streets. Comments (5)

Bravest battle Boldest for football dominance

Marine Park: One team thought it had the game locked up, but the other team was on fire! Comment

Back-to-back BPR


Park Slope mom: How I stopped worrying and learned to love Trump

Podcast: It finally happend: Stephanie Thompson, our fearless parent from Park Slope, has admitted she loves our orange president. But does she really? Tune in to find out! Comment

Hacked! Activist claims foreign entities stole his poll

Boerum Hill: A Fort Greene man says a simple survey on his website about a controversial tower near his home suddenly received international attention — and lots of “Yes” votes — from people who shouldn’t care about it at all. Comments (10)
Williamsburg: These bookworms have deep pockets! Comment
Music: She will sing the music of Kings! Comment

Alleged neo-Nazi to headline county GOP’s spring gala

Party Line: The two Democratic candidates challenging state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) are joining locals in slamming the Brooklyn Republican Party for inviting former President Trump staffer Sebastian Gorka — a firebrand Islamophobe with alleged ties to neo-Nazi groups — to headline its spring gala next month. Comment

125 years and counting

Standing O: Let’s hear it for Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Darcy Stacom and Robert B.Catell. The venerable institution will culminate its year long celebrations of its 125th year on Sept. 13 at a gala at Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook as well as honoring Stacom, the Chairwoman of CB Richard Ellis, New York City Markets and former chairman of National Grid Robert Catell (below). Comment

Celebrating freedom for the two young men in her life

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures it’s best to let boys be boys. Comments (1)

Randa Jarrar and the problem with America

The Right View: Shouldn’t we all get together and denouce crazy speach when we hear it? Comment
Digital editions: At The Brookyn Paper, we never plead the fifth, we plead the first! That’s because it is our right to speak our mind no matter what the naysayers naysay! For years we’ve told it like it is, damn the consequences — and the torpedoes! So keep reading what we write, speaking the truth, and answering the question asked without copping out. And as always, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Police search for missing 18-year-old Ridge woman

Bay Ridge: The police is asking for the public’s help finding a 18-year-old Bay Ridge woman who has been missing since Sunday. Comment
Canarsie: This Earth Day celebration was a real tree-t! Comment

For the love of sod

Wild Brooklyn: These Brooklynites love their Mother! Comment
Crime: Cops busted a man suspected of brutally slashing another guy and leaving him for dead on a Borough Park street early Sunday morning. Comment

Play, Boy! All-girl group Boytoy launches new album

Music: They’re not the boys from Oz! Comment
Gravesend: Talk about a tall ship! Comment
Bay Ridge: Four Bay Ridgites have created a podcast focusing on Bay Ridge’s past and present after last year’s divisive Council race fueled discussions about what — and who — made up the “old neighborhood.” Comment

Police looking for man who allegedly beat up another man on subway

Sheepshead Bay: Police are looking for a man they believe beat up another man on a subway last month. Comment

Monumental discourse: Cemetery leaders setting meeting with neighbors about controversial statue

Greenwood Heights: The top brass at a local graveyard will meet with critics seething over a plan to adorn the necropolis with a polarizing statue that city officials banished from public display. Comments (9)

No-fun zone: City forces promoter to cancel second bash at PLG building

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: The city pulled the plug on a promoter’s April 21 party planned for a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens residential building the day before the event — the second year in a row officials stopped the host from partying at the complex due to lack of permits. Comments (7)

Man exposes himself on train in Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights: Cops are searching for an alleged exhibitionist who revealed his genitals to a woman while aboard a subway in Prospect Heights. Comments (4)
Marine Park: Marine Parkers want the city to stop, look, and listen to their worries about an Avenue T intersection. Comment
Blind Spots: Mayor DeBlasio is okay with the city’s multi-million-dollar business with private-sanitation company Action Carting, whose drivers have hit and killed five people in the last decade, according to his spokesman. Comments (12)

Reformer’s road: Civic leaders vote to name Downtown street after black activist-journalist who lived there

Downtown: A Downtown street may soon bear the name of a pioneering African-American journalist who settled in Kings County amid her career using the pen to fight racism and champion civil rights. Comment
Co-op d’Etat: Members of a Clinton Hill co-operative market are clinking glasses of kombucha because do-gooders donated enough cash for the store to set up shop inside a new space after its landlord sold its current building last month. Comment

Park it! Locals demand city not trade spaces for buses

Sheepshead Bay: These protesters are keeping bus-y. Comment
The owners of an East Flabush market are responsible for the death of a Queens man because they were illegally using the makeshift hoist that crushed him, lawyers for the deceased man’s family claim. Comment
Boerum Hill: Civic gurus on Wednesday unanimously rejected a real-estate firm’s plan for a five-building megadevelopment on the edge of Boerum Hill. Comments (11)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Funnyman Tracy Morgan returned to his native Bedford-Stuyvesant this week to snip the opening-day ribbon at a pair of revamped basketball courts in the neighborhood’s Marcy Playground. Comment

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