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Canarsie: This Canarsie house is truly angelic. Comment
Dining: Guyana’s favorite food is in stock. Comments (2)

Time to take real aim at gun control

Mr. President, we need action, not tweets, vigils, prayers and flags at half-mast; we need non-political action from The White House. Pay attention to what is going on the ground and put together a plan based on the current reality, and the current reality is that schoolkids are getting killed. If total gun control advocates and a-gun-on-every-hip advocates get bruised, so be it … they will still be alive … and so will our kids. Comment
Bay Ridge: It’s a youth movement! Comment

Surreal song: Experimental musical screens at Brooklyn Film Festival

Cinema: This is a silver screen extravaganza. Comment

A Memorial Day Weekend to remember!

Bay Ridge Nights: Take in the tunes of decades past during your long weekend in the Ridge! Comment
Cinema: This summer’s “Movies With a View’ series in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be a feast of female filmmakers! The eight-week series of outdoor films will launch on July 12 with the New York City comedy “Desperately Seeking Susan,” directed by Susan Seidelman, and will continue with seven more movies directed by women. Comments (3)
Greenpoint: Young scholars at a Greenpoint elementary school recently completed a weeks’ worth of events that taught them how a simple hello can go a long way toward stopping gun violence in classrooms, according to a mom who helped put together the preventative programming. Comments (9)
Sheepshead Bay: Locals sang, kids played, and everybody enjoyed a day by the water at the Bay Improvement Group’s 27th-annual BayFest on May 20. The group’s president said the festival’s success was testament to Sheepshead Bay’s unique character. Comment

Police cuff man suspected of sexually abusing 5-year-old

Crown Heights: Cops busted a 26-year-old man for allegedly sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl in Crown Heights. Comments (1)

Gravesend high school to get new kitchen for culinary arts program’s aspiring chefs

Gravesend: Call it a recipe for success! Comment
Standing O: Three cheers to the outstanding team of stroke specialists at the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Maimonides Medical Center. Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Sheepshead Bay) visited the team of doctors and clinicians, and presented the dedicated docs with a proclamation. Comment

Junk mail on the taxpayer’s dime

Party Line: A Sunset Park state pol is sending out an excessive number of taxpayer-funded mailers, including birthday and Valentine’s Day cards to constituents, who complain the unsolicited snail mail is a waste of public money that should instead go towards actually helping the district. Comment

It is time to reform our community boards

The Right View: Our columnist thinks Craig Hammerman’s arrest has shined a spotlight on New York’s “Little City Halls.” Comment

Now she’s pissed about where she raised her kids

Fearless Living: Maybe Stephanie should have brought them up in the suburbs? Comments (3)
Williamsburg: A 2007 graduate of Williamsburg’s Harry Van Arsdale High School is serving aboard one of the United States Navy’s newest ships. Comment
Digital editions: As Brooklynites from Greenpoint to Coney Island prepare for the first official three-day weekend of the season, the Paper would like to remind you that it is quite possibly the best travel companion one can find in the borough. It is light and foldable enough to fit in any piece of luggage, and it won’t interrupt your journey for a bathroom or snack break. But best of all, it will ensure you don’t miss a morsel of hyper-local news, no matter if you’re going to the beach, the countryside, or an outer borough. So pick up the Paper before you skip town, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Dining: He wants you to chow down and chat up. Comment

Growing up: Botanic Garden will transform overlooked ‘Overlook’ into inviting incline

Prospect Heights: Brooklyn Botanic Garden leaders are sprucing up a hill overlooking the sprawling flower bed that will give visitors a new reason to get high in the green space, according to its president. Comments (19)

Getaway driver of ‘opioid bandits’ sentenced

Mill Basin: He couldn’t get away from this. Comment

Puddle puzzle: City points fingers instead of fixing flooding outside Terrace subway station

Windsor Terrace: City officials are passing the buck when it comes to who is responsible for fixing infrastructure that floods outside a Windsor Terrace subway station, where straphangers had to cross a makeshift brick footbridge when a massive pool formed inside the hub itself last week. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: A state pol spearheading the push to create a Little Haiti in Kings County brought the cultural district closer to fruition on Friday at a rally within her proposed enclave that celebrated Haitian Flag Day and the unveiling of a street co-named for a Haitian revolutionary. Comments (5)

Locals scold city for letting building-code fines go unpaid

Marine Park: The city’s failure to collect fines on thousands of properties with unpaid building violations in Marine Park, Madison, Sheepshead Bay, and surrounding neighborhoods makes a mockery of zoning laws, leading some locals to call for some Wild West justice at a civic meeting on May 17. Comment

Police searching for suspect who stole woman’s purse in Bay Ridge subway station

Bay Ridge: The NYPD is asking for help finding a man who stole a woman’s purse — with credit cards and $300 inside — from the 77th Street subway station in Bay Ridge on May 13. Comment

Police searching for man who pushed elderly man to ground in Dyker Heights dispute

Dyker Heights: The NYPD is asking for help finding the man who pushed an elderly man to the ground, causing minor injuries, after a verbal dispute inside a 65th Street gas station in Dyker Heights on May 14. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: City engineers must rip up their plans for a new water-filtration facility called a headhouse and its adjacent public space on the Gowanus Canal, according to many Gowanusaurs, who blasted the recently proposed scheme as ill-conceived. Comments (7)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: A strain of canine influenza that’s infected more than a dozen Kings County canines in recent weeks will only get worse before it gets better, according to a city vet. Comments (5)

Temporary home: Sunset Park’s interim library opens doors to patrons

Sunset Park: This library is turning over a new page. Comments (2)
Marine Park: Firefighters knocked down a blaze that filled a Marine Park home full of dark, black smoke on May 17. Comment

CB2 sets secret ‘emergency meeting’ amidst prolonged absences of chairwoman, top staffer

Downtown: Community Board 2 is rudderless after the weeks-long, open-ended absences of its chairwoman and district manager, and lesser board leaders set a closed-door “emergency meeting” for next week that attendees are completely in the dark about. Comments (4)

Eye on Ninth

Ninth Street redesign coming in June, officials say

Blind Spots: City transit leaders will unveil their plan to make Ninth Street safer in June, two months later than promised after a driver hit five people — killing two kids and a pregnant mother’s unborn baby — crossing the road at Fifth Avenue in March. Comments (8)
Gowanus: New York’s Bravest forced roughly 20 Gowanusaurs to evacuate their homes after a vacant Ninth Street building partially collapsed on May 17. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay: Jews and Muslims broke Halal and Kosher bread together at an interfaith dinner for iftar — the nightly meal during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan — on Thursday. One Midwood attendee of the event said such displays of coexistence are extra important now considering tensions between the two groups in the Middle East. Comment

Police search for man who tried to grab two boys two days apart in S’Park

Crime: The NYPD is asking for help finding a man accused of attempting to abduct two different 10-year-old boys in Sunset Park on May 7 and May 9. Comment
River of Tears: The city must install barriers stronger than paint to protect all of the cyclists expected to pedal along Grand Street on their way to and from Manhattan during the shutdown of the L train’s East River tunnel, cyclists demanded at a Wednesday public meeting about the closure, which is less then a year away. Comments (32)

The Paper on politics

Brooklyn Heights: Public Advocate Tish James, a Brooklynite and lawyer who formerly represented Fort Greene as councilwoman, announced her campaign to become New York State’s next attorney general at a rally on Wednesday. Comments (7)

Long-time Ridge activist and former Council candidate leaving boro

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge political activist Rev. Khader El-Yateem — who narrowly lost his bid for the neighborhood’s Council seat to Councilman Justin Brannan in last September’s Democratic primary — is trading the County of Kings for the Sunshine State. Comments (1)

Public Advocate Tish James launches campaign for state attorney general

Party Line: The city’s head advocate officially wants to be the state’s top attorney. Comment

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