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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017


Louts rob 9-year-old after luring him out of department store

Fort Greene: Police are looking for two louts who swiped $282 from a 9-year-old boy after luring him out of a Fort Greene department store on Jan. 10. Comment

Vinegar Hillians say Dumb-NO to proposed nine-story apartment building

Changing Brooklyn: This is their Hill to die on. Comments (5)

Why no wifi? Tech upgrades at three subway stations are slowing wireless rollout

Transit: Three Brooklyn subway stations are still without wifi internet — despite Gov. Cuomo’s announcement that riders would be able to connect anywhere in the system starting on Jan. 9. Comments (7)

Truck driver hits, kills woman in Ditmas Park then drives off

Ditmas Park: Police say the guy didn’t realize he had hit her. Comment

TONIGHT: Weigh in on plan to reverse traffic for a block of Bond Street

Mean Streets: Hear all about it at Community Board 2. Comments (2)

Sampson and deny ya! Judge ignores leniency plea, sentences disgraced pol to 5 years

Politics: This once-powerful pol has lost his clout. Comments (1)



Police: Guy massaged his junk while staring at woman on R train

Downtown: Police are searching for a man who they say massaged his junk as he stared at a woman on the R train on Jan. 7. Comments (1)

Q-train punks harass old man then punch good Samaritan who intervenes

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: They got off at Prospect Park station, police say. Comments (1)

Brooklyn congressmembers call prez-elect Trump ‘illegitimate’

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Feels like a new Fur-man! Bridge Park sprucing up ugly street

Bridge ‘Park’: They really know how to make an entrance. Comment

Holy folk! Steve Gunn aims to rock Greenpoint church

Music: It’s the gospel of rock! Comment

Over the moon: Lunar New Year dance welcomes Year of the Rooster

Dance: They’re feeling cocky! Comments (2)

What happend to the Brooklyn Paper?

Page 1: Some TV cop show producer wants me to move my automobile. Well up your a-- I think my cellular phone you should conceal. I’ll wait it out by the Gowanus. I’ll wait for the scene to shift. I’ll take the stench of the canal over what happened to Smith.

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017


The ‘Hamilton’ of Clinton Hill: Local library storytime is the hottest ticket in town!

The Greatest Story Ever: I loved it. It was much better than “Cats.” I’m going to see it again and again. Comments (2)

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Straphangers F-reak out over rush-hour trains skipping express stops

Carroll Gardens: They say it is causing dangerous overcrowding at skipped stops — and is offering an unwelcome preview of a permanent F express service. Comments (13)

Art, work: New Crown Heights comic shop will also have real artists working in-store

Boro of Nerds: Talk about drawing inspiration! Comments (1)

Political baby animals: Kensington bar showing 15 hours of puppy and kitty videos instead of Trump inauguration

Kensington: Call it the in-aww-guration. Comments (4)

John O’Hara: The definitive timeline

Following his exoneration this week, we take a look back at the epic story of Sunset Park attorney and politico John O’Hara’s fall from grace and his long-overdue absolution after 20 years. Comments (1)

Clash at Bay Ridge’s MLK Day ‘solidarity’ march

Bay Ridge: This is probably not what Dr. King had in mind. Comments (13)

A whole new ball game: Brewskee-ball rolls out its winter league

Nightlife: Let’s go skee-ing! Comment

Flatbush art ‘pop-up’ embraces gentrification

The art show was in a real-estate office. Comments (6)

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017


John O’Hara on his vindication thanks to The Brooklyn Paper

Podcast: Former felon John O’Hara tells Vince and Gersh how The Brooklyn Paper helped clear his name 20 years after he was found guilty voter fraud. That, plus Life in a Blender’s Don Rauf discusses exactly “What Happened to Smith.” Comment

Ten years later, ‘What Happened to Smith?’ singer says street has gotten far worse

Music: Life in a Blender’s Don Rauf admits they didn’t know how good they had it back then! Comments (3)

Sale boat! Ikea Water Taxi will continue after tour company buys business

Red Hook: Talk about bailing out a boat! Comment

Black Lives Matter leader at MLK tribute: ‘Klansmen dressed in suits are being sworn into office’

Fort Greene: Activist Opal Tometi was the keynote speaker at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual event. Comments (7)

Dancing queen: ‘La Medea’ turns tragedy into disco TV

Theater: It’s a multimedia “Medea!” Comment

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017


Inking a deal: Reporter gets ‘$13 tattoo’ on Friday the 13th

Photo Galleries: He interviewed the artist live on video while he was getting inked. Comments (2)

Feds: Board of Elex illegally purged voter rolls

The Department of Justice just joined a lawsuit accusing the Brooklyn Board of Elections of violating federal law. Comments (12)

Plans, trains, and automobiles

Planned MTA elevator will cause car wrecks, panel says

Bay Ridge: They want to take this proposal down. Comments (13)

Shuttle scuttle: Riders demand extra buses during three subway stations’ closure

Bay Ridge: But transit honchos say they aren’t needed. Comments (7)

Hack & splash!: Kids’ show satire leaves audience covered in gore

Theater: They’ve taken a kids’ show and added a splash of violence! Comments (1)