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Music: They’ve got this music thing down to a science! Comment
Wild Brooklyn: Raccoons and other varmints are overrunning the suburban neighborhood, locals say, and social media is awash with pictures of the furry creatures. Comments (7)

Going full tilt: Coney Island Pinball Party celebrates the silver ball

Nightlife: They’re having a ball! Comment

Grave concerns about Gravesend safety

I have lived in Gravesend for nearly 40 years. Through the years, I have seen some traffic and other conditions affecting residents’ health and safety get worse instead of better. An important election is coming up and now would be the perfect time to start eliminating safety hazards and improving conditions for pedestrians and bus passengers in our area. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: To find a parking spot in Sheepshead Bay, you gotta work the angles. Comment
Gravesend: A group of Brooklyn teens in a high school music program is organizing a wide-ranging cultural appreciation day in Gravesend next month. Comment

Go UpNorth, young man!

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator discovers a hidden poutine palace in Bushwick. Comment

New York’s lousiest: Off-duty cop could spend seven years in slammer after road-rage assault

Crime: An off-duty police officer who allegedly pistol whipped a man after a rear-end collision on New Year’s Day faces up to seven years in prison after prosecutors slapped him with assault and other charges at a Wednesday arraignment. Comments (2)

A weekend for moms... and murder!

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is all about the ladies this weekend! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week, we’ve got a wine festival, a design festival, a fine Justice gal, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Updated: Police arrest man who tried to kidnap 3-year-old boy in Bath Beach

Gravesend: Police are asking the public to help them identify a man who tried to kidnap a 3-year-old boy right from under his grandmother’s nose outside an 86th Street supermarket in Bath Beach on May 7. Comment

Taking Parks to the bench: Ft. Greeners file suit to stall their meadow’s makeover after officials’ tree untruths

Fort Greene: A group of Fort Greeners is taking the Department of Parks and Recreation to court after officials fibbed about the health of dozens of trees they want to chop down in Fort Greene Park to make way for their controversial makeover of a swath of the green space. Comments (15)

Connie Lekas School holds Cinco de Mayo arts festival

Sheepshead Bay: This festival was fantastico! Comment
Bay Ridge: Police arrested a man suspected of killing a renowned educator while burglarizing his Flatbush home on May 7. Comments (4)

Waterfront lines

Disaster artists: A show of painters who were hit by Hurricane Maria

Art: They are the eyes on the storm. Comment

An exhibit looks at 40: Waterfront show celebrates its fourth decade

Art: The creativity is still flowing! Comment

Science-minded students display skills at a STEM fair

Standing O: Students at St. Anselm Catholic Academy examined and displayed exhibits and experiments at the school’s annual STEM — science, tech, engineering and math — fair last month in the school’s Meletia Hall. Comment

Republicans and Democrats have a chance to win ‘Fray by the Bay’

The Right View: An open Assembly seat in Southern Brooklyn has both parties licking their chops. Comment

Field shapes up for Harris seat battle

Party Line: Two competing candidates threw their hats into the ring to fill the now-empty Bay Ridge-to-Coney Island seat vacated by disgraced former Assemblywoman Pamela Harris (D–Coney Island), whom the feds charged in January with stealing from the city and storm-recovery agencies. Comment

Lessons learned from an Englishman in New York

Fearless Living: Wow, Sting had it right all along. (And can you believe that song came out in 1985). Comment
Digital editions: Not so long ago, residents of the Paper’s beloved borough generally considered themselves from one of two areas: North Brooklyn, or South Brooklyn (except, of course, those residing in America’s first suburb, Brooklyn Heights). But the passage of time — and a burgeoning real-estate industry — changed all that, and now a cornucopia of geographically distinct Kings Countians peruse, and fill, its pages. So are you a Greenpointer or a Williamsburger? A Bushwickian, Fort Greener, or Downtowner? How ‘bout a Cobble, Boerum, or Clinton hiller? A Sunset or Marine parker, Park Sloper, or Windsor Terracite? Maybe a Gowanusaur, a Bay Ridgite, or a Coney Islander? A Carroll Gardener, perhaps? Or a resident of the other Heights, whether Crown or Greenwood? The Paper loves all its readers equally, and no matter where you are, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Dead drunk: Couple’s ‘immortal’ cider made with apples grown in Green-Wood Cemetery

Greenwood Heights: An entrepreneurial Greenwood Heights couple is using apples grown in Brooklyn’s biggest graveyard to produce a hard cider that they say is to die for. Comments (13)
Canarsie: A man seriously injured himself and three others when he smashed his sport utility vehicle into a minivan in Canarsie on May 7. Comment

Get your free rain barrel on May 27

Sheepshead Bay: The rain, it’s plain, falls mainly … in the barrels! Comment

Cheers to that! Bklyn brewers named entrepreneurs of the year by federal agency

Williamsburg: A local beer-making couple recently took home a national award as the entrepreneurs work to move their growing suds operation into its own brick-and-mortar brewery. Comments (1)

Order on the court: Volunteers spruce up hoops at V’Hill complex’s community center

Vinegar Hill: It’s the makeover they swished for! Comment

Son allegedly kills father in Flatlands

Flatlands: A man allegedly murdered his father at their Flatbush Avenue home on May 6. Comment
Health: Mayor DeBlasio pulled a fast one on Boerum Hillers on May 3 when he announced plans to open one of the nation’s first state-sanctioned drug-injection facilities at a needle-exchange site in Gowanus — that’s actually in the Hill. Comments (46)
Bay Ridge: Car dealers in Bay Ridge and beyond who illegally park vehicles on the sidewalk should be shuttered by the city if they are caught repeatedly breaking the law, a local pol asserts. Comment

Won’t back down: Protestors return to site where cops killed black man holding pipe to demand transparency from city

Crown Heights: Mayor DeBlasio must release the names and service records of the cops who gunned down a black man with a reported history of mental illness whom they mistook as armed with a gun, along with full footage of the incident, demanded the man’s mother and other protesters amid a rally at the scene of the April shooting. Comments (7)

Chain gang: Cyclists’ weekly commutes over East River promote two-wheeled transit during L shutdown

Mean Streets: A group of local cyclists started rolling en masse over the Williamsburg bridge once a week to preach pedaling as a means of commuting during the looming closure of the L train’s East River tunnel, now that the shutdown is less than a year away. Comments (5)
Bay Ridge: It is rocket fuel for the Ridge! Comment

Borough son serves in the Navy

Harbor Watch: Borough son Idris Anaisah is a U.S.Navy logistics specialist presently serving at Camp Smith in Hawaii. Comment

DA seeks up to 15 years in prison for driver who killed two kids in Slope

Downtown: A driver who hit and killed two children crossing a Park Slope Street faces up to 15 years in prison, after a grand jury indicted the woman on reckless manslaughter charges for ignoring doctors’ orders to stay off the road due to her history of seizures. Comments (11)
Williamsburg: The owner of a hot Williamsburg restaurant where foodies can wait weeks to snag a reservation teamed up with a do-good group to open a different kind of kitchen that cooks up hot meals for some of Brooklyn’s most vulnerable. Comments (2)
Downtown: Borough President Adams recently launched a website, Eric Adams 2021, which not so subtly hints at his next steps toward a higher office as the mayor of New York City. Comments (8)

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