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Beach reading: Booksellers give us a summer reading list

Books: As you prepare for the beach, pick up some thrillers, light reading, and erudite entertainment! Comment
Cinema: Trade in your Netflix queue for popcorn in the park! Our guide has now been updated with Alamo’s “Outer Space Outdoors,” Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Movies with a View,” and Nitehawk’s “Summer Movies Under the Stars” in Prospect Park. Comments (3)

Rock the boats! Five ways to get on the waves this summer

We’re going to need a summer boat! The waterways of Brooklyn are filled with boating activities, and if you want to get out on the water, there are plenty of paddling options. Comments (1)
Theater: It is time for Shakespeare in the parks! This summer, the green spaces of Kings County will be filled with fairies, lost princesses, and star-crossed lovers! Read on to plan your summer of culture! Comment
Boro of Nerds: Nerd is the Word! Comments (1)

Below board: Landmarking of Coney Boardwalk falls short, locals claim

Bay Ridge: The city landmarked Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk, but the designation won’t mean much since it doesn’t protect the walkway’s original wooden structure, neighborhood conservationists continue to complain. Comment

Edited for bedtime: Parents making fairy tales ‘safer’

Rhymes with Crazy: Will parents ever stop putting their kids in plastic bubbles? Comments (4)
Coney Island: They hate that dirty water! Comment
Music: The music scene is hot this summer! Brooklyn’s brutal winter is finally over, so it is time to get outside and hear some music! We have pored over the many offerings and distilled a dozen must-see concerts happening in the borough this summer. Comments (1)
This Memorial Day in Bay Ridge, they’ll strike up the bands — all 18 of them. The 151st annual Kings County Memorial Day Parade — the oldest continuous large city Memorial Day march in the U.S. — is set to step off Monday, May 28, at 11 am from 78th Street and Third Ave. Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr., Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 2018 parade Comment

Get ready for a Viking invasion of Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Get ready to face some hairy situations this weekend in the Ridge! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a musical marsupial, patriotic pussycats, a Cajun celebration, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Changing Brooklyn: The new East River–facing park within the megadevelopment rising at Williamburg’s old Domino Sugar campus opens next month, the builder behind it announced. Comments (5)
Bay Ridge: Hundreds of Brooklynites waived Palestinian flags and held signs reading “right to return” and other slogans at a pro-Palestinian protest in Bay Ridge on Monday — hours after the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem, and Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators at the border with Gaza. Comments (18)

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
Digital editions: A lot of readers write us and say, “Hey, Brooklyn Paper, isn’t it time for an old-fashioned newspaper war in our great borough?” And we say, “Let’s not get hasty! There’s room in Brooklyn for many publications, whether it’s the hand-made, highly crafted print products we toil over at Metrotech or all those other publications that do it their way.” We at the Brooklyn Paper don’t want to fight — we wage our version of an old-fashioned newspaper war the old-fashioned way: By putting out the best product money can buy (free!) and, of course, by always urging our readers to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Pregnant Slope-crash survivor’s unborn baby dies

Blind Spots: A pregnant mother’s unborn child died from injuries she and the baby sustained months ago when a driver hit the woman and fatally struck two kids on a Park Slope street, her lawyer announced in a statement on Wednesday. Comments (3)

On BPR: Bill Harris determines what neighborhood you live in!

Podcast: Dyker Heights or Bath Beach? Bay Ridge or Blythebourne? Boerum Hill or Gowanus? Park Slope or, well, you get the idea. Where does a neighborhood begin and where does it end? Listen to our latest episode to find out. Comment
Bay Ridge: He went from camera shy to camera ready. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: The owners of Brooklyn Heights grocer Sahadi’s are stamping a new logo on the shopping bags and packaging for their Middle Eastern delicacies as they prepare to expand their operation beyond Atlantic Avenue to a new outpost in Sunset Park. Comments (12)
Changing Brooklyn: A new 12-story high-rise going up in Park Slope looks more Tetris block than residential tower because its upper floors jut out over open sky above the structure’s three-story neighbor. Comments (6)

Former officer at S’Park jail convicted of sexually abusing female inmates

Sunset Park: A corrections officer at the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park was found guilty on 23 counts of sexual abuse in Brooklyn federal court on Monday. Comment
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: It’s an error of a comedy! Comment
Marine Park: This beach needed to wash up! Comment

King of the monsters roams Kings: ‘Godzilla’ has thrived inside a local graveyard for decades, eyewitnesses claim

Sunday Read: Rumors abound that the ancient creature — believed to weigh more than 40 pounds and stretch nearly two-feet in length — plods among the nearly 560,000 permanent occupants of Brooklyn’s 478-acre Green-Wood Cemetery, before sunning itself near the graveyard’s ponds and casting its large shadow on the tombstones of famous and infamous residents. Comments (7)

Horror down the hall: Police suspect same shooter gunned down neighbors in W’burg complex

Williamsburg: Cops are hunting for the killer who they believe shot two next-door neighbors to death inside their apartments in a Williamsburg public-housing complex. Comments (4)
Park Slope: The one-time highest-paid employee at Park Slope’s community board faces up to seven years behind bars for allegedly forging documents that netted him a five-figure raise on the taxpayer’s dime, according to the district attorney. Comments (9)
Gravesend: These kids dance to their own tune! Comment
Fort Greene: Leaders of the business-improvement district charged with promoting commerce in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill better step up their game, or the mom-and-pops that foot the so-called bid’s budget want out, according to irate shopkeepers. Comments (10)

Waitress sentenced for stealing more than $400,000 from elderly customer

Flatlands: A Flatlands waitress convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly regular at her diner has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison, according to the district attorney’s office. Comment

Roving remedy: Methodist Hospital’s new high-tech ambulance provides immediate stroke care

Health: Stroke victims in the greater Park Slope area will have a better chance of surviving the deadly brain attacks with the debut of a local hospital’s mobile emergency room tailor-made to provide immediate treatment. Comment
Event: It was a day at the beach! Comment

Ridge cyclist in serious condition after hit by driver

Bay Ridge: A man is in serious condition at Lutheran Hospital after a woman struck him on his bicycle at Ridge Boulevard and 73rd Street in Bay Ridge on May 10. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens residents dismayed over the loss of a beloved Fenimore Street mural can turn their frowns upside down because another artist will create a new painting on the wall that featured the decaying public artwork. Comments (5)

They’ll keep the change: Biz owners on Atlantic Ave. want out of extended B’Hill historic district

Boerum Hill: City preservationists should nix the Atlantic Avenue buildings within their proposed extension of the Boerum Hill Historic District because paying to maintain the structures will make it harder for the commercial strip’s mom-and-pop shops to turn a profit, according to some small-business owners. Comments (11)

Brooklynites eye state AG seat after top prosecutor resigns in disgrace

Politics: These locals want to take the law into their own hands. Comments (5)
Changing Brooklyn: The civic gurus who voted against a rezoning proposal for a divisive megadevelopment on the edge of Boerum Hill are shortsighted, and neglected to consider the benefit of hashing out the project’s finer points with its developer when casting their ballots, said the lone Community Board 2 member who supported the scheme at Wednesday’s full-board meeting. Comments (6)

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