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Coney ferry news creates waves among readers

Speak Out: Our readers shared their thoughts on the city’s proposed location for its recently announced Coney Island ferry stop and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (3)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got acclaimed animation, a sisterhood soliloquy, some fascinating fish, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

The Newsstand

Digital editions: But not because it is pining for that special someone. Or because of a Valentine’s Day gone wrong. No, the Paper just overdid it yesterday, with one too many chocolates, and that extra glass of red wine it knew it should’t have, but gulped down anyway. Songstress Deborah Cox wasn’t kidding when she said love can make you do some crazy things! 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…

Kings County court delivers speedy justice

Standing O: Three cheers for the judges assigned to the Civil Term of Kings County Supreme Court, who last year completed more jury trials and decided more non-jury cases than jurists in any outher county in New York State. Comments (2)

Schneps Media salutes Brooklyn’s Power Women

Event: Schneps Media will host its eighth-annual Power Women Awards and Networking Event on March 14 to honor and celebrate the ladies whose contributions, work, activism, and heart have had a positive impact in Brooklyn — and we’re inviting you to join us! Comments (1)
Flatlands: Police arrested a man for allegedly murdering his own mother in their Flatlands apartment days before. Comment
Boro of Nerds: These fans came for color outside the lines! Comment
Books: The building only has three floors, but it has thousands of stories! Comment

Dems’ immigration rhetoric prioritizes politics over safety

The Right View: Democrats’ outrage over the possible deportation of an undocumented delivery man arrested at Fort Hamilton, and silence after a reported illegal immigrant and gang member allegedly shot a man to death on a city subway platform, proves they prioritize the politics of immigration above else, according to our columnist. Comments (9)
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Call it his local victory lap! Comment
Coney Island: Call them big fish in a small pond. Comment
The mayor recently appointed Julie Menin, the former commissioner of his office of media and entertainment, to a new role as New York City’s census director. Menin sat down with our sister publication The Villager to discuss her new position, and why an accurate population count in the upcoming survey is imperative for all five boroughs. Click to give it a read! Read more…
Fixing the BQE: The city’s controversial proposal to turn the Brooklyn Heights Promenade into a six-lane speedway for cars and trucks during the reconstruction of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway’s triple cantilever could violate decades-old laws established to protect views from the fabled walkway, according to a landmarks expert. Comments (6)
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On BPR: Something’s rotten in the borough of Brooklyn

Podcast: Brooklyn Paper Radio is back with an all-new episode, on which your co-hosts dove right into the latest stinky situation to engulf the beleaguered L train. Comments (1)
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Interior designers will tell you that a rug grounds a room, so when designing a space, pick the rug first and then work from there. Read more…
Meadows of Shame: The city must fork over the $20 million needed to finish a Sunset Park meadow officials opened years ago without all of its promised amenities, locals demanded. Comments (8)
Prospect Heights: These kids are more than meets the eye! Comment
Flatlands: They got their groove — and their center — back! Comment

Teen terrors: Foursome wanted for mugging woman at Park Slope subway station

Park Slope: Cops are hunting for the teen delinquents who beat and robbed a woman at a Park Slope subway station. Comments (1)

Kings Plaza bigwigs slapped with more violations for illegally storing hundreds of cars in garage

Mill Basin: City inspectors again slapped the owner of Kings Plaza Shopping Center with violations for illegally storing cars in its parking garage, just four months after issuing another fine for the same offense. Comments (8)

Something stinks: Pols, union leaders demand L service suspension after lingering fumes send workers to hospital

River of Tears: State transportation officials must indefinitely stop service on the L train until they erase all traces of the noxious gas fumes that filled the line’s tunnels last week and reportedly sent workers to the hospital, and caused straphangers to faint and vomit, according to a local pol. Comments (6)
Checkin’ in with: St. Joseph’s College President Dr. Donald Boomgaarden is so committed to his students’ success that he now teaches some pupils himself, in a folk-music class he debuted last fall. The educator sat down with us to discuss his time atop the university, and the plans he is orchestrating to lead it into the future. Comments (2)

Tough pill to swallow: Coney Island civic leaders don’t want new drug-treatment center in nabe

Changing Brooklyn: City and state leaders must revoke their approvals for a new outpatient substance-abuse recovery center in Coney Island, and instead help area addicts by shuttering booze vendors in the neighborhood, according to a local who panned the center at a recent community board meeting. Comments (2)
Gowanus: A long-awaited public meeting about the city’s proposal to rezone a massive chunk of Gowanus devolved into a shouting match, after its hundreds of attendees arrived to find that officials would not present their plan, but instead expected locals to passively learn the future of their neighborhood by staring at posters on the walls. Comments (16)

On Queens TimesLedger: City and feds reach agreement to overhaul Nycha

Local and federal leaders struck an agreement that provides a new way forward for the city’s beleagured public-housing system, and the 400,000 residents who live in its 300-plus developments across the five boroughs — more than 80 of which are in Kings County — our sister publication TimesLedger reported. Click to give it a read. Read more…
Sunset Park: The Feds will investigate how officials at a federal Sunset Park prison handled a week-long power outage, during which more than 1,600 inmates endured freezing temperatures and allegedly could not speak with their lawyers, leaders of the Department of Justice announced. Comments (4)
Canarsie: Leaders of a Canarsie-based Democratic political club fêted the new chairman of the local community board at a passing-of-the-torch ceremony packed with local luminaries. Comments (3)
Downtown: Brooklyn justices ushered in Black History Month with a ceremony at Kings County Supreme Court, which drew a more diverse crowd than ever since they began the kick-off celebrations two decades ago. Comment

Former Brighton Beach man charged with murder for 2009 killing of local store owner

Brighton Beach: Prosecutors charged a foreign national and former Brighton Beach resident with second-degree murder for allegedly beating a neighborhood shopkeeper to death in a 2009 robbery, and then fleeing to Australia, the district attorney announced. Comment

Fuzzy focus: Film celebrates the internet’s best cat videos

Downtown: The cat’s out of the bag and on the screen! Comment

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