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Event: She’s making a picture that is more than skin-deep. Comments (4)

Consider open-shop construction in Brooklyn

Speak Out: Our readers expressed a need for a less restrictive local construction industry, and shared thoughts on more issues in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (4)

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Feb. 9. Comment

The Newsstand

Digital editions: It’s that time of year, dear readers. The holiday thrills have passed, the forecasting groundhogs have made their predictions, and Kings County is settling into the cold, then warm, then cold slow march into spring. It’s these days, particularly in the run up to Valentine’s Day, when the Paper craves a physical touch. The turn of a page. The grip of a hand, or two, holding it steady as one reads. The gentle caress of a finger dog-earing a story to revisit. Any contact that reminds the Paper it is a newspaper. So grab your copy today, and 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 a festival of follicles, cartoonists of color, a romantic rendezvous, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Standing O: Small-business owner Ryan Powers, who created an indoor miniature-golf course and escape room in Red Hook, gave tips to other aspiring moguls during an event at Dime Community Bank in Bensonhurst. Comment

Helping women fight heart disease: Methodist Hospital leads the way in treatment and prevention efforts

Health: New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is helping women in the fight against heart disease. Comment
Parenting: A Kensington mom created an after-school program and events operation on the back of her super-massive Lego collection — which is so large it defies calculation, she said. Comments (1)
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What’s that sound? It’s BPR!

Podcast: Your beloved podcast is back and better than ever, with a special episode featuring an exclusive interview with borough daughter, the Hon. Judge Judy Sheindlin. Comment

Every adult needs a night out

Fearless Living: Hitting the town after dark isn’t just for kids, argues our columnist, who writes of the uknown joys — and personal growth — that can be found by spending the late hours in the company of unfamiliar revelers. Comment

Ready to roll: City taps engineer to begin environmental review of BQX trolley project

Red Hook: The city on Wednesday tapped an engineering firm to study the environmental impacts that Mayor DeBlasio’s beloved Brooklyn–Queens trolley may have on the neighborhoods through which it would run, according to the leader of an advocacy group for the so-called Brooklyn Queens Connector. Comments (16)

Former cop from Greenpoint prison-bound for killing one, injuring three while driving drunk

Williamsburg: A judge sentenced a Greenpoint man and former cop to as many as 15 years behind bars for killing one person and injuring three others while driving drunk in Williamsburg three years ago, Brooklyn’s top prosecutor announced. Comments (3)
Sunset Park: Officials at a federal Sunset Park prison violated the constitutional rights of more than 1,600 incarcerated men by forcing the inmates to endure freezing temperatures, and barring them from speaking with their lawyers, during a week-long power outage, according to a new lawsuit. Comments (11)

Myth-ogny: ‘Medusa’ show looks at female stereotypes

Theater: She is the original nasty woman. Comments (1)

What the smell? MTA suspends L service after noxious fumes stifle straphangers

River of Tears: Don’t you love the smell of L train in the morning? Comments (5)

Police: One bystander dead, another injured after dispute escalates into shoot-out on Coney street

Coney Island: Cops are hunting for two men whose verbal dispute on a Coney Island street escalated into a deadly shoot-out that killed a woman and injured another guy on Monday. Comment
Sunset Park: Brooklynites got an early start on their Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday during a festive event hosted by bigwigs at a Sunset Park shopping center. Comments (2)
Leaves of Grass: Brooklyn is going up in smoke! Comments (5)
Williamsburg Councilman Stephen Levin, a member of the body’s Progressive Caucus, has continued to allocate discretionary funds to a volunteer group that patrols the neighborhood’s Orthodox Jewish community and came under fire after its members attacked a gay African-American man in Williamsburg in 2013, according to a new report from our sister website Gay City News. Click to give it a read. Read more…

Ferry uneasy: City named Coney Creek as site for nabe’s new ferry before solving critical logistical, environmental issues, locals say

Coney Island: The city must address unanswered logistical and environmental questions about its plan to create a ferry stop in Coney Island Creek, according to some locals, who blasted officials for failing to include solutions to such concerns in their formal location study before selecting the site. Comments (13)

Checkin’ in with ... Kingsborough Community College President Dr. Claudia Schrader

Checkin’ in with: Kingsborough Community College President Dr. Claudia Schrader just kicked off her second semester atop the school, after taking over as its chief educator last September. Comments (1)

Ditmas Park man cuffed for assaulting cops while trying to hide wife’s dead body from them

Ditmas Park: Authorities arrested a man for assaulting police officers while trying to prevent them from discovering his wife’s dead body inside the couple’s Ditmas Park home. Comments (2)

DA prosecuting killings at Sheepshead Bay restaurant as a hate crime

Sheepshead Bay: A Manhattan Beach man faces life in prison without parole for allegedly murdering three Asian employees of a Sheepshead Bay restaurant with a hammer, according to the district attorney, who on Friday announced he will prosecute the killings as a hate crime. Comment

Cops cuff three guys on hate-crime charges for assaulting two Jewish men in Crown Heights

Crown Heights: Sleuths with the Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force busted three men for a slew of anti-Semitic attacks in Crown Heights. Comments (1)
Coney Island: Mom-and-pop shopkeepers on Mermaid Avenue want out of the business-boosting group some Coney Islanders hope to create in the neighborhood, because the annual fees they would pay to be a part of the so-called Business Improvement District will largely benefit bigger companies’ storefronts on more touristy streets, not their shops, they said. Comments (12)

Gulp fiction: Tarantino-themed bar opens in W’burg

Nightlife: You know what the funniest thing about the bar is? It’s the little differences. Comments (3)
Mean Streets: Postal workers continue to use residential Park Slope streets as parking lots for both their work and personal vehicles, according to residents, who said the federal employees use placards to park illegally even after an agency rep told this newspaper that those placards would be revoked. Comments (33)

It’s Grow-anus: City unveils new details for neighborhood’s rezoning scheme

Gowanus: The city dropped more details about its scheme to rezone a chunk of Gowanus, ahead of a Feb. 6 meeting officials set to discuss the proposed changes, which would dramatically alter the built character of the historically industrial neighborhood if enacted. Comments (8)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: A local LGBTQ center is accepting applications for a paid-internship program this spring, offered exclusively to young adults within that community. Comments (1)

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