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Comic-can do! Class will teach anyone to draw funnybooks

Art: It is more than a panel discussion! Comments (1)

Virtuous cycle: Bike messenger raises cash for medical debt relief

Event: Laughter is the best medical billing system! Comment

Climate conversation keeps on going

Speak Out: Our readers shared additional fears about what will happen if pols wait to act on climate change, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (5)

The Newsstand

Digital editions: Today, the Paper is taking extra care to look both ways before it crosses the street, stand behind the yellow line on the subway platform, and check the expiration date on the milk carton in the newsroom’s fridge before it pours a splash into its morning coffee. It is March 15, after all, and the Bard does not have to tell it twice to beware. So keep an eye out, even as you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Digital editions: Schneps Media is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Check it out, along with our other local editions of the Bay News, Mill Marine Courier, Park Slope Courier, and Brooklyn Graphic! Read more…
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got dessert drinks, a Saint Paddy’s parade, and a board game bash! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Making sense of the 2020 Census

Op-Ed: The future of Brooklyn and its four neighboring boroughs depends on the looming federal survey, writes the official recently named director of the census in New York City, who answers six commonly asked questions about the national head count. Comments (3)

Ready for its next act: LPC approves revised renovation plans for iconic Coney theater

Coney Island: They’re shoring up this iconic façade! Comments (2)

Every person deserves dignity in their last days

The Right View: This week, our columnist checks his aunt into a local hospice facility, where the “extraordinary” service makes him wonder why all health-care facilities aren’t held to such humane standards. Comments (4)
Red Hook: The city is poised to take the owner of an old Red Hook warehouse that mysteriously caught fire last year to court for continuing to perform illegal construction at the site, where a stop-work order is still active. Comments (4)
Changing Brooklyn: Shadows cast by a proposed 39-story development in Crown Heights would destroy half of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s collection of rare and exotic plants within 10 years, according to one of the horticultural museum’s chief green thumbs, who urged members of the City Planning Commission to seriously consider the project’s shadow impact. Comments (12)

Lamb hop: Baby sheep recovered from Gowanus Expressway

Wild Brooklyn: It’s a lamb on the lam! Comments (1)
Checkin’ in with: The president of St. Francis College is amid a massive effort to put his Brooklyn Heights campus on the world map, in order to build a diverse student body and academic relationships across the globe that he says will define the 160-year-old institution’s next century of higher education. We recently sat down with Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz to discuss his work on and off campus. Comments (1)
Health: Hundreds of Brooklynites rallied outside a Brownsville hospital to protest proposed multi-million-dollar cuts to the state’s Medicaid system. Comments (2)
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On BPR: Think of the children!

Podcast: Local youngsters were the through line in this week’s all-new episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio, on which co-hosts Anthony Rotunno and Johnny Kunen took a deeper dive into stories unfolding across the borough that put children front and center. Comment
Downtown: The district attorney’s so-called Justice 2020 initiative aims to divert people away from the criminal-justice system by pushing prosecutors to avoid excessive incarceration — a trend Brooklyn’s top prosecutor admitted to promoting himself in his two-plus-decade legal career. Comments (12)
A London-based firm recently scooped up the old Slave Theater in Bedford-Stuyvesant, with plans to refashion the former venue into a mixed-use building featuring residential, commercial, and community space, reported our sister publication Brownstoner. Click to read the full story. Read more…
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How congestion pricing in Manhattan will boost Brooklyn

It’s working in London and Stockholm, but can congestion pricing in Manhattan have an impact on people living and working in Brooklyn? Read more…

DA drops rape counts against former Coney cops, pursues lesser charges in ongoing case

Coney Island: The district attorney dropped rape and kidnapping charges against a pair of former cops who admitted to having sex with an 18-year-old Coney Island woman in their custody in 2017, and will instead pursue trying the defendants on lesser charges of official misconduct and taking bribes. Comments (5)
Class Action: A Sheepshead Bay pol blasted city education officials for failing to immediately notify parents after someone threatened to open fire inside an Emmons Avenue school last week. Comments (6)
Prospect Heights: Video killed the basketball star! Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Live from Brooklyn, it’s Caturday night! Comments (12)
Williamsburg: G-train straphangers now have even more options to walk in and out of Williamsburg’s Metropolitan Avenue station, after state transit officials wrapped a job to reopen a long-shuttered mezzanine near the Union Avenue end of the hub, and install a new staircase leading from the Kensington-bound platform to the station’s second mezzanine that connects to the L line. Comments (1)

Whipped! Dominatrix fleeing Bed-Stuy dungeon in wake of neighbor’s harrassment campaign

Bedford-Stuyvesant: She’s at the end of her rope! Comments (9)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Cops cuffed a Bedford-Stuyvesant man after police allegedly spotted him carrying luggage with an assault rifle sticking out of it on Halsey Street. Comments (3)
UPDATE

‘Everyone loved Stella’: Driver hits, kills senior while backing into driveway of his Marine Park home

Marine Park: A driver hit and killed a senior while backing into the driveway of his Marine Park home on Wednesday, police said. Comments (19)
Bay Ridge: The number of school-zone speed cameras across the city could quintuple if state lawmakers pass a new bill introduced by a Southern Brooklyn pol on Thursday. Comments (36)
Williamsburg: Advocates of Mayor DeBlasio’s beloved Brooklyn–Queens streetcar project are so confident officials will fill the scheme’s $1-billion funding gap that they invited experts from other cities with trolley systems to discuss such infrastructure’s pros and cons with local business owners on Tuesday. Comments (5)

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