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Clean slate: Comedians at temple are next to godliness

Event: This is fudging funny! Comments (1)

Talking with the stars: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to BAM

Event: It will be a stellar conversation! Comment

Arming teachers is not the answer

The only time that teachers should be involved with guns in our public schools would be for a musical production of “Annie Get Your Gun.” Comment
Bay Ridge: Protesters rallied outside the office of Bay Ridge’s state senator on Feb. 26, calling for him to support the more-than-decade-old Child Victims Act, which would extend the statute of limitations to allow for survivors of child sex abuse to come forward with their claims as adults. Comment
Dyker Heights: Kings County’s Catholic-in-chief, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, sent a letter to the Vatican in Rome expressing his concerns over the sale of the Angel Guardian home, a spokeswoman for the Diocese of Brooklyn has confirmed. Comments (1)
Coney Island: Coney Island Hospital is adding a whopping 10-story building to its complex later this year — four years after announcing the funding for the project. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a bevy of David Bowie-related events, a scientific analysis of They Might Be Giants, a delightful dystopian musical, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

City homeless commish blasted for snubbing CB7 — on which he once served

The head of the city Department of Homeless Services snubbed an invitation to Community Board 7’s Feb. 21 meeting — despite being a resident of the district and a former member of the board — because he’s not willing to face questions from his neighbors about why the community has been saddled with a disproportionate number of homeless shelters, according the CB 7 district manager, who said that he and other board members took his no-show as a personal slight. Comment
Bay Ridge: Locals and pols blasted the top brass at Coney Island restaurant Gargiulo’s for announcing plans to host a fund-raiser for the National Rifle Association just two weeks after the deadly shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school. Comments (16)

Man killed by trucker in deadly crash at long-problematic Kensington intersection

Mean Streets: A truck driver hit and killed a man crossing the street at a notoriously dangerous Kensington intersection near Ocean Parkway on Tuesday, police said. Comments (11)
Bay Ridge: It’s a pooch paradise! Comment

Crisis spurs camaraderie: Locals rally to aid Bushwick tenants displaced by massive blaze

Bushwick: The Bushwick community is rallying to support 10 locals kicked to the curb with no place to call home after a fire ripped through their building — part of which city inspectors said was illegally converted into residences. Comments (1)
Theater: It is, it is a glorious thing to hear a pirate sing! Comment

Rikers Island: The perfect place for a jail

The Right View: Our columnist thinks closing Rikers Island instead of fixing the problems there is an idiotic move. Comment

Steph is positive she needs to think positively

Fearless Living: It’s the opposite of negative. Comment
Digital editions: On a cool winter’s evening, on a bus bound for Downtown, the Paper met up with some youngsters, whom it had never seen. It said, “Kids, I’ve made a living, out of reporting on this borough, and if you want to live in Brooklyn, I’ll give you some advice.” You don’t got to know how to hold it, or even how to fold it, just pick the Paper up each week, and the hard part’s done. Then read each story, when you’re sittin’ at a table, and soon enough you’ll understand why the Paper is number one. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Bay Ridge goes really retro!

Bay Ridge Nights: It is time for some time travel in the Ridge! Comment

Classrooms dismissed: School leaders rescind rezoning application for Hill learning house

Class Action: Bigwigs at a charter school seeking permission to build a controversial 100-foot high school on a Clinton Hill lot zoned for shorter structures pulled their rezoning application last week because of issues with the project’s schedule. Comment

Girl shot in head at Canarsie stoplight

Canarsie: An 8-year-old girl was shot in the head when a man shot a gun during an argument in Canarsie on Feb. 26, according to police. Comment
River of Tears: A new temporary pontoon bridge is the best way to shuttle the most straphangers across the East River when officials close the L train’s underwater Brooklyn–Manhattan tunnel for 15 months of repairs next April, according to the real-estate executive and former underwear model who floated the idea. Comments (21)
Mean Streets: The city must do more to protect Sunset Park kids who walk by at a dangerous Fourth Avenue gas station to get to school, and change has to come from the top, say local pols. Comments (4)

Kids celebrate Purim at Shorefront Y

Brighton Beach: These kids have a passion for Purim! Comment
Music: She’s leading the Revolution. Comment
Music: They’ve come a long way to play. Comment
Carroll Gardens: Someone opened fire early Sunday morning outside the Court Street Italian eatery, according to authorities, who are investigating the incident. Comments (6)
Brighton Beach: The city couldn’t hold it any longer. Comment
Williamsburg: The city is gifting McCarren Park with new barbecues and picnic tables ahead of the summer season so its patrons can finally have their perfectly seared burgers and a place to eat them, too. Comments (7)
River of Tears: Months after straphangers begged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to install an elevator at the Broadway Junction subway station, the Authority announced a plan — to install more stairs. Comment
Parenting: Dozens of tots cut a rug, tapped their creative sides, and struck a pose on Saturday at the grand-opening party for a new private learning center in Williamsburg that serves some of Brooklyn’s youngest. Comment

Brooklyn son is TOPGUN

Harbor Watch: A native Brooklynite and 2015 Midwood High School graduate is part of the Navy’s finest aviation fighter training facility in the world. Comment

Off-duty police officer arrested, charged with assault

Coney Island: Police arrested an off-duty fellow officer on Feb. 20 on charges of assault and criminal mischief in the 60th Precinct. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Owners of the beloved Remsen Street health-food store Perelandra temporarily shuttered its kitchen and juice bar to make way for a massive cooking space that will serve a bevy of new freshly prepared foods when it reopens this spring. Comments (2)
River of Tears: Straphangers who board the fleet of ferries dedicated to shuttling them across the East River from Williamsburg when the L train shuts down next year will get a free transfer to buses waiting for them on the other side, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comments (10)

Flatbush man pleads guilty to trying to join ISIS

Bay Ridge: A Flatbush man pleaded guilty to providing support to ISIS on Feb. 16. Comment

Cuomo pushes to outlaw police officers having sex with people in custody in wake of Coney rape case

Coney Island: Gov. Cuomo announced on Feb. 14 that he would finally seek to make it illegal for police officers to have sexual contact with people in custody — a change that Councilman Mark Treyger (D–Coney […] Comment

NYPD to bring neighborhood policing to two Southern Brooklyn precincts

Bay Ridge: The Police Department will start a neighborhood policing program within the next few months in the 68th and 62nd precincts — which include Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, and Bensonhurst — Councilman Justin Brannan (D–Bay Ridge) announced on Feb. 21. Comment

Can’t foot it: Transit leader’s plan to repave troublesome Terrace sidewalk too costly, city says

Windsor Terrace: The city abandoned a scheme Brooklyn’s head transit honcho hatched to secure capital funding for repairs to a treacherous Windsor Terrace sidewalk because the $10-million plan was simply too expensive. Comments (6)

Living on a prayer: Board votes down Ft. Greene church’s rezoning proposal before kicking it to beep

Fort Greene: Civic gurus punted a controversial rezoning application for a swath of Fort Greene land where church leaders want to erect a 13-story tower of so-called affordable housing to the borough president after panning the proposal last week. Comments (5)

Gowanus man arrested for allegedly having sex with, beating teen girl

Gowanus: Cops busted a 49-year-old Gowanus man who allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl — twice — and beat her at his 14th Street home last year. Comment

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