Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Feb. 23. Comment
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 88-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. Comment

The Newsstand

Digital editions: This week, the Paper bid farewell to not one, but two of its long-time reporters — Julianne Cuba, a one-woman powerhouse who simultaneously covered Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, and Gowanus, and Alexandra Simon, who covered the borough’s Caribbean community for your beloved newspaper and its sister publication Caribbean Life. Two more intrepid, hardworking journalists there are not. The Paper thanks them for their service, and wishes them well in their next adventures. Keep writin’ ladies, 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…
Dining: New York City Beer Week will feature dozens of events in all five boroughs, but the best events are happening here in Brooklyn! Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got political pictures, cute kittens, a Spooky soundtrack, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Endangering the funding of our future

Op-Ed: Neighborhood Advisory Boards, 12-member panels that help funnel federal funding to projects in disadvantaged areas, face extinction if a new generation of Brooklynites do not volunteer to staff them, writes the borough president. Comments (3)

Judges share expert advice on appellate process with up-and-coming lawyers

Standing O: The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association hosted a panel of justices who gave law students a glimpse into the appellate process. Comment
Photo Galleries: Local luminaries and legal eagles gathered this month to honor the legacy of the late Kings County jurist Justice William Thompson, by presenting another accomplished judge with an award in his name. Comment
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
Downtown: Talk about a coming attraction! Comments (1)
Nightlife: This horn player is blowing up! Comments (1)

Welcome Mat: Players make fairy tale musical more inclusive

Theater: This is a “Mattress” that stays woke. Comment

Learning to act natural in nature

Fearless Living: A trip to the wilds of Jamaica puts our columnist face to face with one of her biggest fears. Comment
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High-rise on Jersey City waterfront features outdoor pool with city views

Amenities galore, stunning views, and ample space await prospective renters at Monaco in Jersey City. Read more…
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