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‘Bench’ press: Local jurist stars on TV show ‘Hot Bench’

TV: He’s so hot right now! Comment

Readers: Pols need to fight climate change now

Speak Out: Several readers wrote in to demand local leaders take immediate action to address climate change, and shared more thoughts in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (14)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got dance from Bollywood, tunes from Dollywood, and some of the greatest dancing in Hollywood. Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

The Newsstand

Digital editions: The Paper cannot believe the third month of the year of our Lord 2019 is already here. Just where does the time go? Oh, yes, it goes into putting out your beloved newspaper each week. Hours spent on the streets, interviewing locals. More hours at a desk, writing and editing that raw copy. And even more hours poring over page proofs, inserting those missing commas and hyphens before each issue goes to press. And you know how the old saying goes: time flies when you’re having fun! 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…

Coast is queer: Exhibit looks at Brooklyn’s gay waterfront

Art: We’ll have a gay old time! Comments (7)

Twice upon a time: The Butcher takes on two fairy tale musicals

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: We’re a city of two tales! Comment

A closer look at the leadership shakeups within local, state red parties

The Right View: The game of musical chairs among leadership of one powerful red party in local politics recently ended — just as a similar shuffle is reportedly beginning within another group of borough politicos. Comments (4)
Crime: A hiker who died under mysterious circumstances in Florida last summer may have been a Brooklyn resident, according to a Sunshine State woman trying to locate his family. Comments (4)
Event: They’re keeping safe and sounds. Comment
Flatbush Councilman Jumaane Williams will be the city’s next Public Advocate, after claiming victory in Tuesday’s special election that featured a whopping 17 candidates battling for the office. Comments (18)
Downtown: Local pols must pump the brakes on their renewed calls to again split R-train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, because another bifurcation would mean longer commutes for many straphangers, and do nothing to improve the core problems plaguing the beleaguered line, according to riders. Comments (17)
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On BPR: City’s BQE fix could create landmarking crisis not seen since destruction of old Penn Station

Podcast: The city’s proposal to turn the Brooklyn Heights Promenade into a six-lane speedway in order to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway’s crumbling triple cantilever could undermine decades-old local and federal landmark laws put in place following the destruction of the old Penn Station, a private preservationist argued on the latest episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio. Comments (1)

Cops seek anti-Semite who drew swastikas inside Brighton Beach playground

Brighton Beach: Authorities are hunting for the anti-Semitic scoundrel who scrawled a pair of swastikas on equipment inside a Brighton Beach playground. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: They crossed the finish line, in record time! Comments (6)
Marine Park: City workers found a dead man’s half-clothed body in the marshes alongside a Marine Park hiking trail on Saturday, police said. Comment
Park Slope: A blasphemous bandit stole and damaged a beloved statue from inside a Park Slope church, according to cops, who said police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. Comments (4)
Coney Island: Lula Vourderis, who owned and operated Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park with her husband for more than three decades, died in Queens on Feb. 18. She was 87-years-old. Comment

Bed-Stuy man will spend two decades in prison for fatal Crown Heights shooting

Bedford-Stuyvesant: A Bedford-Stuyvesant man will spend the next 21 years in prison for fatally gunning another guy down in Crown Heights. Comment

Catholic clarity: Brooklyn diocese must release details it used to create list of predatory priests, lawyer says

Greenwood Heights: The Diocese of Brooklyn must release the criteria its leaders used to determine the credibility of sex-abuse accusations against the dozens of Catholic priests included in a list of alleged predators church officials unveiled this month, according to a lawyer for abuse victims. Comments (4)
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is one of 12 Democrats seeking that party’s nomination for president, and recently stopped by the Central branch of the borough’s library system to talk more about his bid with a standing-room only crowd, which included our sister publication Gay City News. Click to read Gay City’s report on Buttigieg’s visit to Brooklyn. Read more…

Choose your own ending: BPL leaders invite locals to weigh in on $22M reno of New Utrecht branch

Bensonhurst: Brooklynites can write the book on this library’s future. Comments (4)
Awesome: Kings County kids busted out their sleds and hit local parks across the borough on Wednesday, when Brooklyn celebrated its first real snow day of the season, according to a Park Slope dad. Comment
Flatbush: It was an ode to eternal romance! Comment

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