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A Lott of folk: Historic house hosts a bluegrass band

Music: This party will raise the farm roof! Comment
Music: This is classical rock! Comment

When was the first time you spanked your child?

Rhymes with Crazy: Times change, and so have baby books. Comment

When was the first time you spanked your child?

Rhymes with Crazy: Times change, and so have baby books. Comment

Trees grow in Brooklyn – for how much?

The New York City Council approved and allocated $5 million dollars to renovate the playground and replace the several hundred trees and bushes that had been lost during and after Hurricane Sandy in Asser Levy (Seaside Park) in southern Brooklyn. I don’t know who received the contract for the work, but the park has been closed to the residents of the area since early October last year and no work has been done there ever since. Comment
Bensonhurst: They’re taking it to the street. Comment
Event: It was a life well lived — and now, well remembered. Comment

James Madison High School honors famous alumni with ‘Wall of Distinction’

Sheepshead Bay: This school is great from wall to wall. Comment

Bay Ridge is off to the races!

Bay Ridge Nights: Get moving and musical in the Ridge this weekend! Comment
Editor’s Picks: May the Fourth be with you! This week, we celebrate “Star Wars,” laugh with exhausted parental units, dance to Depression-era tunes, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Nightlife: It’s the most exciting dos minutes in sports! Comments (1)
Shopping: Workers at a Gowanus store hawking recycled fixtures and appliances recovered from storm-damaged homes are slashing prices for a May 5 sale where locals can snag good-as-new dishwashers and refrigerators for less than $50. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: A Midwood woman was killed and her husband seriously injured when they were hit by the driver of a sport utility vehicle at a car wash on Tuesday. Comment
Standing O: Carver Federal Savings Bank hosted a grand re-opening celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Crown Heights location on April 19. On hand for the event were Carver officials, local dignitaries, elected officiais, bank staff and community leaders. Comment
Canarsie: The family of Brandy Odom, the woman who was found dismembered in Canarsie Park last month, held a funeral for her on April 26, but they are still waiting for closure. Comment
Theater: Stop in for a Rip-roaring show! Comment

Beep launching run for mayor

Party Line: From Borough Hall to City Hall? Comment
Digital editions: Cherry blossoms bursting open at the Botanic Garden. Loungers settling in at parks from McCarren down to Marine. Boomboxes blasting tunes as locals stroll the streets of America’s Downtown. These are a few of the Paper’s favorite things — because they mean spring has officially hit the County of Kings. So soak it up, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Brooklyn Heights: Cops hauled a Brooklyn Heights councilman away in cuffs on Wednesday after he refused to step out of a busy street while protesting for the release of a city report on a controversial treatment for opioid addicts. Comments (14)
Mill Basin: They don’t want to end up in the same boat as Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Rep. Yvette Clarke on BPR: The new tax deal stinks (unless you’re rich)

Podcast: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke told Brooklyn Paper Radio that the new Trump tax plan is only rocket fuel for the super rich. Comments (6)
Changing Brooklyn: Both proponents and opponents of a megadevelopment planned for the edge of Boerum Hill found common ground on the controversial project at a public hearing on Monday, where they agreed students at a schoolhouse that would be rebuilt as part of the scheme deserve better than their current facility. Comments (3)
Event: Brooklynites gathered at Borough Hall in Downtown on April 24 for Borough President Adams’s annual Arab-American Heritage Celebration as part of his “Embrace Your Hyphen” cultural series. Comment

Costumed camaraderie

Boro of Nerds: Armored knights battled as princesses cut a rug in Brooklyn’s Backyard during a day of good old-fashioned frivolity that showed locals the historical Dark Ages weren’t all doom and gloom. Comments (1)
Awesome: Kings Countians rubbed elbows with anime icons and samurai warriors at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden last weekend during its annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of Japanese culture that drew attendees from places almost as faraway as the Asian nation itself. Comments (2)
Changing Brooklyn: The developers of two controversial towers rising at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park tapped an architecture firm based in distant Los Angeles to design the luxury digs for sale inside the taller high-rise. Comment
Theater: The laughter is infectious! Comments (3)
Event: This event put a spotlight where the sun don’t shine. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: It’s not your grandpa’s Sheepshead Bay Road. Comment
Event: They collected trash, and then they got trashed! Comment

Hoot and bothered: Wildlife advocates demand end to fishing in P’Park after owl caught in line dies

Meadows of Shame: Bird lovers are calling for an end to fishing in Prospect Park after a great-horned owl ensnared by line in the meadow died hours following its arrival at a wildlife rescue on Friday. Comments (9)

Island appeal: Pol stages weekend of events supporting her bid to create a ‘Little Haiti’ district

Bay Ridge: A Brooklyn state pol is ramping up her campaign to designate an area spanning several neighborhoods as Little Haiti with a weekend’s worth of events in the heart of the proposed district. Comments (1)

Five-alarm fun! Local firefighters compete over hot stoves in chili cook-off

Cobble Hill: Some Brooklyn members of New York’s Bravest traded their protective suits for aprons on Friday to cook up spicy stews at a Cobble Hill fund-raiser for their peers across the city. Comments (1)
Changing Brooklyn: The confidentiality agreement that blocked the mystery buyer of the Angel Guardian home in Dyker Heights from revealing his intentions for the block-sized complex finally loosened enough for him to speak about his plans for the site, and how the community’s voice helped shape them. Comments (6)

City plans safety improvements for dangerous Ralph Avenue corridor

Flatlands: Locals are hopeful these street-safety improvements will “Yield” results. Comment
Carroll Gardens: A former Carroll Gardens schoolhouse that locals and folk singer Joan Baez demanded the city protect amid rumors that a developer sought to buy and raze it is back on the market weeks after officials moved closer to landmarking the building, according to the broker handling the sale. Comment
Event: Call it a fun-raiser! Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Some of the decorative bas-relief sculptures that adorned the facade of the old Brooklyn Heights library will be installed inside the reading room’s new home, Brooklyn Public Library leaders recently announced. Comment
Leaves of Grass: The owner of a Greenpoint café is pouring a $6 cup of coffee infused with a chemical extracted from a strain of cannabis that she claimed actually increases productivity — because she feeds her baristas the concoction before they get behind the counter each day. Comment
Downtown: Make your opinions on this megadevelopment known! Comments (4)
Park Slope: Angel investors may step in to save a Park Slope emporium of feel-good fare following news that the shop would close imminently after nearly half a century in business, according to its owner. Comments (13)

Getting political

Dems vying for Ridge state Senate seat blast Bklyn GOP for inviting alleged neo-Nazi to gala

Politics: It’s not their party — but they’ll cry foul if they want to. Comments (12)

Longtime Midwood assemblyman steps down

Politics: A Midwood assemblyman will vacate his seat after three-and-a-half decades in office, he announced on Wednesday. Comments (2)

Dem state Senator will continue to caucus with Republicans following IDC breakup

Politics: On second thought, he’s staying put. Comments (5)
Prospect Heights: Two new entrances to Prospect Park will soon allow patrons to step into a historically neglected stretch of the meadow along Flatbush Avenue. Comments (11)
Standing O: Three cheers to Officers Matthew Slavin and Yasser Shohatee of the 68th Police Precinct for saving the day with an extraordinary act of kindness. Comment

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