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Reflections on the Holocaust at Kings Bay Y

BoroBeat: Poignant memories and sobering reflections drew survivors and mourners to a community-wide Holocaust memorial at the Kings Bay Y, where they packed the house for the annual commemoration. Comment

Poignant Holocaust memorial in Bergen Beach

BoroBeat: Guest speaker Peter Stone moved the crowd to a hush with his harrowing account of being herded into a train as a 13-year-old, along with his family and other Jews from small towns in Hungary, and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau during a recent Holocaust memorial in Bergen Beach. Comment

They had a ball!

BoroBeat: Dressed in crisp green and white uniforms, a cheery crop of little leaguers from St. Columba Youth Council stepped off the local season of the national pastime with a Mass and a march to Marine Park. Comment

Top cop: Auto thefts on the rise, and we’re fighting back

Flatbush: Police are battling a rash of car thefts on the streets of East Flatbush. Comment

Area Kids is robbed

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Canarsiens hungry for new business on the pier

Canarsie: The National Park Service is finally trying to get a tenant for the long vacant restaurant on Canarsie Pier. Comment

Rocking out for autism

BoroBeat: Big-hearted boroughites made a beeline for St. Patrick’s School, where they rocked out with a stellar crop of music-makers to help raise money for children who face challenges in daily life. Comment

Stop light being considered for Gerritsen Avenue

Residents living off of southern Gerritsen Avenue are gunning for more traffic calming measures along the strip — but they keep hitting a dead end. Comment

Amphitheater critics give concert promoters an earful

Bay News: The few concert promoters who actually showed up for last Friday’s public walking tour of Asser Levy Seaside Park heard a lot from the Parks Department about how great Borough President Markowitz’s plan to build a new $64-million amphitheater inside the park is going to be — but it wasn’t all music to everyone’s ears. Comment

Nabe worn down by tire thieves

A pinching pit crew has been leaving cars owners flat, police said this week. Comment

Bloom county! Sakura Matsuri back at the Botanic Garden

Break out your kimino — Sakura Matsuri is back. Comment

La Strada registers on the Mus-o-Meter

La Strada offered a glimpse of its romanticized indie sound in its 2008 self-titled EP. Now, the band has spent time in the studio and release a full-length debut this month, expanding from the EP to include poppier additions. But to really get a sense of what the new album, “New Home,” is like, we leave that up to our exclusive Mus-o-meter. Comment

Dance Party USA at Shell Bank

BoroBeat: Budding boogie-meisters received an A-plus for transforming the auditorium into a rollicking show hall with their fancy footwork during a dance festival hosted by Shell Bank Junior High School for Special Ed youngsters from public schools across the borough. Comment

Budding sports stars score in Bergen Beach

BoroBeat: Potato sack races, sprint dashes and other fun games had youngsters from PS 254 challenging mettle while enjoying some down time during a sports day at the Malone Center in Bergen Beach. Comment

Indie rockers La Strada come ‘Home’ to celebrate at the Knitting Factory

Most bands don’t begin with just an accordion. But for James Craft, the old-world instrument was a launching pad for his band, La Strada. Comment

At least these thieves were polite

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Jew got mail! Prominent rabbi sent slimy e-mail to undermine rival

Williamsburg: Earlier during the public review process for the development, Rabbi David Niederman, an influential Community Board 1 member and supporter of Councilman Steve Levin, urged his fellow Hasidic colleagues to reject the proposal, known as Rose Plaza, because its developer is a key supporter of a rival social services organization. Comment

Eat local? How about <i>farm</i> local? This guy did it

Manny Howard has been raising chickens in his Ditmas Park backyard farm since 2007. But he’s not only doing it for the meat. Comment

New real-estate numbers show that the worst may be over

Reports of the resurrection of the Brooklyn housing market have been greatly exaggerated. Comment
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Jew gotta be kidding! Niederman ‘e-mail’ may have been faked!

Williamsburg: A controversial e-mail from a Satmar Hasidic rabbi that urged opponents to vote down a divisive Williamsburg development project may have been fabricated! Comment

Buy it at the Lyceum next weekend!

Eric Richmond has long envisioned the Brooklyn Lyceum as a Medieval town square. While the former bath house on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope is often used as a venue for theater and dance, the owner’s vision comes true next month. Comment

Anarchy in the BK! Two rebels arrested at Thames Street ‘collective’ on eve of festival

Cops raided an “anarchist collective” in Bushwick and arrested two of the self-styled rebels on the eve of the community’s annual film festival — and the arrests have the anarchists feeling more paranoid than usual. Comment

It’s a wheely bad time on the Williamsburg Bridge

Williamsburg: Pedestrians and bicyclists were at each other’s throats this week on the remaining Williamsburg Bridge bike path now that the city has closed the southern lane for repairs that will drag on through the entire spring biking season at least. Comment

Minor change means big inconvenience on small Cobble-Carroll streets

Brooklyn Courier: Residents of three tiny streets in Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, long accustomed to separating their recyclables, will now have to separate the days on which they put them out. Comment

Rose in full bloom! Levin and developer ink deal on eve of Council vote

Williamsburg: Williamsburg Councilman Steve Levin dropped his opposition to a controversial waterfront project after the developer agreed to increase the number of family sized apartments — and price all of the 74 large units at below-market rates — and the project sailed through a key Council vote hours later. Comment

Walter is one sick puppy — and he needs your help now

Walter, the severely injured pitbull pup of Park Slope, is on life support — and he needs your help! Comment

He was a one-man — make that one-teen — crime wave

Williamsburg: Williamsburg has seen a spike in robberies in recent weeks, but police believe they have their man — or rather, their boy. Comment

Cops to bikers: Don’t make us clean up after you

Brooklyn Courier: Cops in Carroll Gardens are cracking down on bicycles chained to city street signs, vowing to liberate the neglected machines with the power of the law — and a good set of bolt cutters — on their side. Comment

Never mind the bollards! Barricade on Flatbush is coming down

One southbound lane of Flatbush Avenue that was eliminated after 9-11 to provide a security zone around the city’s emergency call center will soon be returned to drivers — and the new security for the building will come in the form of aesthetically reasonable bollards rather than the tomb-like structures that stunned Brooklynites when the Long Island Rail Road’s new Atlantic Terminal opened earlier this year. Comment

More burglary at Trader Joe’s

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Blossoming celebrity

Jose Rosado can’t stop to smell the roses without being recognized. Comment

Issue Project Room opens new location in Downtown

Less than a year after the death of its founder, the Issue Project Room took one big step toward realizing her ultimate goal of an avant-garde music space firmly rooted in the heart of Brooklyn. Comment

New left-turn bans on Flatbush go into effect on April 15

Brooklyn Courier: Drivers in Prospect Heights and Park Slope will no longer be able to make left turns onto Flatbush Avenue starting on April 15, part of the city’s effort to calm the neighborhoods’ deadly Main Street. Comment

Bergen Street in Park Slope is this month’s ‘favorite’ block

Brothers Michael and Matthew Pintchik, the brains and brawn behind the Pintchik hardware emporium on Flatbush Avenue, have transformed the strip of Bergen Street between Fifth and Flatbush avenues — which they’ve owned for decades — into a little slice of some small town Main Street in just two years. Comment

Brush fire rips across Brooklyn-Queens border

Canarsie: — Thomas Tracy Comment

A ‘lot’ of pain at Red Hook supermarket as grocer bans cars overnight

Brooklyn Courier: The free ride is over in a Red Hook parking lot — and it has some residents overheated. Comment

Nothin’ but nyet! Jersey lawmaker says Ratner’s savior is illegally in bed with Mugabe!

Bruce Ratner’s sale of his financially troubled Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets hit a major obstacle on Sunday as a New Jersey congressman brought a full court press of allegations involving the would-be new owner’s shady business dealings in Zimbabwe. Comment

Golden nephew arrested in bar brawl

It turns out that four of the five men arrested in last Friday night’s melee outside the Kettle Black bar in Bay Ridge are related to state Sen. Marty Golden — including the powerhouse pol’s nephew and three cousins. Comment

‘Gorilla’ warfare as entire staff quits Fifth Ave coffee bar

A coffee war erupted over the weekend when employees at Park Slope’s beloved Gorilla Coffee staged a walkout, leaving java lovers jonesing for a caffeine fix — and the owners scrambling to find new baristas. Comment

Lookout, below! Choppers over Heights could actually cause brain damage

Could it be that Brooklyn Heights has finally won the battle of the chopper blades? Comment

Marty says Domi-YES!

Williamsburg: Borough President Markowitz backed the controversial Domino Sugar redevelopment on Friday, praising the $2-billion condo plan at the abandoned waterfront refinery as “ambitious” and “vibrant” —even as he ordered up a few minor tweaks. Comment

It’s a 10th Street freeze out for car owners

Brooklyn Courier: Everyone knows that Park Slope is a car thief’s paradise — but something about one quiet block makes it a crook’s nirvana! Comment

Correction official admits: We bussed up — but it won’t happen again!

Brooklyn Heights: Looks like lunch time’s over at the Brooklyn House of Detention. Comment

Suit: ESDC lied to judge about Yards timetable

The state development agency leading the Atlantic Yards project got a favorable ruling in a key opposition lawsuit by withholding information about the mega-development’s construction timetable from a judge, a new appeal filed today charges. Comment

His story! Transman pageant comes to Brooklyn

Nightlife: A transgender beauty pageant is about to make “his-tory.” Comment

Bat-wielding psychopath nabbed for murder

Flatbush: Murderer grab Comment

Green signs get red light

Flatbush: It’s another sign of the times. Comment

Immigrant fear returning census

Canarsie: Canarsie’s large immigrant population — both legal and illegal — are to blame for the neighborhood’s horrible census return rate,which is the lowest in the borough. Comment

For 69th Street, two cans collect trash

The heart of Bay Ridge is clogged with garbage — and locals are blaming the Department of Sanitation. Comment

Two-year-old left on bus

Bay News: The next time Roberto Isales gets on a bus, it might have wire mesh covering the windows. Comment

Driving Shotgun in a dollar van

With reggae music softly playing on the radio and a telephone headset strapped to his ear, dollar van driver Winston Williams scours the curbs for fares as he navigates north along Flatbush Avenue. Comment

Holocaust memorial

BoroBeat: Misty eyes accompanied the remembrance of one of history’s darkest periods during a Holocaust commemoration at Temple Beth Abraham. Comment

Search for missing boy reaches desparate levels

Canarsie: Cops are getting desperate in their ongoing search for little Patrick Alford. Comment

Police, parents, neighbors tangle over double parking outsie PS 115

Canarsie: All hell breaks lose during drop-off and pick-up time at PS 115. Comment

Hikind, Greenfield were making no Census at photo-op!

How easy is it to fill out your Census form? Just ask two Brooklyn lawmakers who got together last week for a Census “photo op” — and couldn’t even be bothered to finish the damn form! Comment

Bigwigs stall Coney Island bike path plans

Joe Maniscalco Comment

Marty’s amphitheater will leave room for little else in Asser Levy Park

Borough President Markowitz’s controversial plan for an amphitheater in a Coney Island park will seize nearly three-quarters of the park’s already insufficient area for active recreation. Comment

It’s a rainbow pageant!

BoroBeat: Budding girl scribes took visitors on a wondrous word journey — wowing the crowd with their tender nuggets of observation and wisdom — during a Rainbow Pageant in Coney Island that called upon youngsters to pen their thoughts about human ideals. Comment

“Precious” pinch — Dognapper sought for stealing beloved Maltese

Mill–Marine Courier: A dastardly dognapper snatched a fluffy pooch named “Precious” off an Old Mill Basin street, throwing the wandering canine into his trunk as her hysterical owner combed the area searching for her. Comment

Cover-up charged in suit against drunken police officer, NYPD

Claiming that an NYPD conspiracy may help the cop who ran their daughter down go free, the parents of 33-year-old Vionique Valnord have filed a civil suit against the city, the NYPD and the cop who ended their child’s life. Comment

Brooklyn Museum to give up wall space to reality TV winner

Some reality TV stars give up their dignity. The Brooklyn Museum will be giving up its wall space. Comment

Anti-gay-marriage senator will at least let homosexuals mourn their dead

A state senator who opposes the rights of gay people to marry now says he will vote to give homosexuals the right to grieve a deceased loved one. Comment

You’ll be a human guinea pig this summer on Coney rides

Coney Island: The Italian ride manufacturers behind Coney Island’s newest amusement park say they will try out their latest scream machines right here in Brooklyn, making local thrill seekers either test pilots or guinea pigs. Comments (1)

Op-ed: Privatizing parks is a bad idea

Perspective: The newly opened first section of Brooklyn Bridge Park and Tupper Thomas’s pending retirement from Prospect Park have shed a light on Brooklyn parks — in particular the future of how they will be funded. Unfortunately, the future of park funding does not look bright under this administration. Comments (8)

Smile! And you can work at Luna Park!

Coney Island: The man running Coney Island’s newest amusement park has some advice for all those hoping to land a job at the People’s Playground this summer: smile. No, really smile. Comments (1)
Reports of the resurrection of the Brooklyn housing market have been greatly exaggerated. Comment
Bushwick: Finally, a reason for anarchists to be paranoid — cops arrest two on eve of Anarchist Film Festival and book fair this weekend. Comments (3)
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Walter is one sick puppy — and he needs your help now

Park Slope: Walter, the severely injured pitbull pup of Park Slope, is on life support — and he needs your help! Comments (17)

It’s a wheely bad time on the Williamsburg Bridge

Mean Streets: Pedestrians and bicyclists were at each other’s throats this week on the remaining Williamsburg Bridge bike path now that the city has closed the southern lane for repairs that will drag on through the entire spring biking season at least. Comments (14)

Catch Uzimon — a reggae legend in his own smoke-filled mind

Music: Uzimon, Bermuda’s most-ignorant reggae superstar, is coming to Brooklyn to fire the opening salvo in what he calls a nationwide “reggaelution.” Comments (3)

Roofus: Bikers are not the problem

Mean Streets: Roofus has a definite opinion about the Prospect Park West bike lane controversy. Comments (10)
Downtown: Drivers delight! You’re getting a lane back — and the 911 call center is getting reasonable bollards. Take that, LIRR! Comment

Editorial: Tupper Thomas’s sad legacy

Editorial: No knock on the head of the Prospect Park Alliance, but her job should never have existed. Comments (14)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Williamsburg Councilman Steve Levin dropped his opposition to a controversial waterfront project after the developer agreed to increase the number of family sized apartments — and price all of the 74 large units at below-market rates — and the project sailed through a key Council vote hours later. Comments (6)
Theater: Now those are some topics you don’t see on stage that often! Comment
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Trash talk on 86th St! Garbage is choking the heart of Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: The heart of Bay Ridge is clogged with garbage — and locals are blaming the Department of Sanitation. Comments (8)

Santiago Calatrava gives a master class at Pratt

Event: The starchitect will talk about his career in a one-night stand at the design school. Comment

It’s hard to say good ‘Night’ at Heights Players

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: “Night Must Fall” lives up to its name. Comments (1)
Carroll Gardens: Cops in Carroll Gardens are cracking down on bicycles chained to city street signs, vowing to liberate the neglected machines with the power of the law — and a good set of bolt cutters — on their side. Comments (12)
Downtown plan: An association of business owners have derided their Downtown stomping grounds as poorly lit, lacking in greenery and just generally unwelcoming — and now they plan to do something about it. Comment

Mr. Applebaum built his dream house

Boerum Hill: One determined Brooklyn architect spent eight years proving that any idea can be reinvented — even one as classic as the New York brownstone. Comments (2)
Theater: Human behavior can be a gold mine for a playwright, and Crystal Skillman has found her nugget — Mankind’s propensity to torture. Comment

Small craft advisory at the handmade calvalcade in Greenpoint

Shopping: From clocks made out of bingo cards to card cases adorned with images of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Cyclone, the borough’s ingenuity will be on full display this month. Comment
Park Slope: It’s a little Nantucket village between Fifth and Flatbush avenues. Comments (1)

Minor change means big inconvenience on small Cobble-Carroll streets

Cobble Hill: Residents of three tiny streets in Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, long accustomed to separating their recyclables, will now have to separate the days on which they put them out. Comment
Park Slope: A coffee war erupted over the weekend when employees at Park Slope’s beloved Gorilla Coffee staged a walkout, leaving java lovers jonesing for a caffeine fix — and the owners scrambling to find new baristas. Comments (17)

Sen. Golden mum after nephew is arrested in Ridge bar brawl

Bay Ridge: It turns out that four of the five men arrested in last Friday night’s melee outside the Kettle Black bar in Bay Ridge are related to state Sen. Marty Golden — including the powerhouse pol’s nephew and three cousins. Comments (4)
Red Hook: The free ride is over in a Red Hook parking lot — and it has some residents overheated. Comments (6)
Red Hook: A row of worn Red Hook cottages is on the road to restoration — but their path to architectural salvation might encounter a speed bump or two: the tenants currently occupying the homes. Comments (5)
Mean Streets: The city is moving ahead with its long-stalled plan for a two-way protected bike lane on Prospect Park West — despite the continued opposition of Borough President Markowitz and the drivers he says he represents. Comments (23)

Two more owPhone thefts

Fort Greene: Two thefts of iPhones lead the blotter this week, followed by all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

Nerds and geeks get together for ‘Lord of the Rings’-style fights this Saturday

Event: If you see 20 or so fellas wearing armor and wielding swords in Prospect Park, don’t be alarmed. They’re just playing make-believe. Comments (1)

Hikind, Greenfield were making no Census at photo-op!

How easy is it to fill out your Census form? Just ask two Brooklyn lawmakers who got together last week for a Censusu “photo op” — and couldn’t even be bothered to finish the damn form! Comments (2)

Inlets in midstream! Sebastain Krueger bails on day job to sing full time

Music: Sebastian Krueger likes to jump off of cliffs — figuratively speaking. Comment
Nightlife: Put down that Brooklyn, Kelso or Sixpoint, craft beer lovers — Mission Dolores, the new Park Slope beer garden from the folks at Bar Great Harry, is here to salvage you from drinking the same ol’ beer. Comments (1)
Mean Streets: Hey, drivers: Happy Tax Day! Comments (4)

‘Street’ news! New book celebrates the work of graffiti artists

Art: Finally, a chance to enjoy street art — without having to hit the street. Comment

Aurora rising! Italian joint in Williamsburg is better than ever

Dining: Every Italian joint this side of Carroll Gardens has the standard vongole — but one Williamsburg restaurant’s menu is making its name as a one-of-a-kind, serious foodie destination. Comments (2)
Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s sale of his financially troubled Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets hit a major obstacle on Sunday as a New Jersey congressman brought a full court press of allegations involving the would-be new owner’s shady business dealings in Zimbabwe. Comments (3)
Mean Streets: And the big hearing is tonight! Wow, this is fun. Comments (4)
Borough President Markowitz’s controversial plan for an amphitheater in a Coney Island park will seize nearly three-quarters of the park’s already insufficient area for active recreation. Comments (4)
Crown Heights: Regulars at the Crown Heights bar Franklin Park, now have an excuse to step up their imbibing — they’ll need something to wash down those juicy burgers at the brand new Dutch Boy Burger next door. Comments (1)

Smartmom is suspicious of OSFO — but she’s only meeting a friend!

Smartmom: The Oh So Feisty One slips out of the house early one morning — and Smartmom is suspicious. Comments (3)
Art: Shepard Fairey to talk about his graffit art, his graphic design and, yes, that famous poster. Comments (2)
Greenpoint: McCarren Park is about to swallow a piece of Union Avenue. Comments (5)

And then we came to the dinner! Joshua Ferris to read at BAM

Joshua Ferris has had some big shoes to fill. Namely, his own. Comment

Lookout, below! Choppers over Heights could actually cause brain damage

Brooklyn Heights: Call it a hangar hangover! Comments (5)
Music: Suzanne Fiol’s legacy of experimental music lives on — in new Downtown digs. Comment

Marty says Domi-YES!

Marty says Domi-YES!

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Borough President Markowitz backed the controversial Domino Sugar redevelopment last Friday, praising the $2-billion condo plan at the abandoned waterfront refinery as “ambitious” and “vibrant” — even as he ordered up a few minor tweaks. Comments (6)

Marty’s got an iPad — and now he wants a Brooklyn Apple store

Podcast: The way to Steve Jobs’s heart is through his e-mail. Comments (3)
Shopping: Urbanites may scoff, shudder, or just yawn at the mention of those suburban things called shopping malls — but they’re flocking to one on Front Street in DUMBO. Comment

Anti-gay-marriage senator will at least let homosexuals mourn their dead

Politics: State Sen. Carl Kruger still says no to gay marriage, but he’s now OK with gay mourning. Comments (6)

How about a beachfront house on Fulton Mall?

Downtown plan: Design for the City Point shopping center move forward. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Looks like lunch time’s over at the Brooklyn House of Detention. Comments (2)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The councilman is still not on board, despite a new hike in the number of affordable units at Rose Plaza. Comments (4)
TV: Bravo’s “Next Great Artist” will get a solo show at borough’s top cultural institution. Comments (1)

It’s a 10th Street freeze out for car owners

Park Slope: Thieves are running wild on one tony Park Slope block. Comments (2)

The Prospect Heights blotter is back!

Prospect Heights: Enjoy this week’s crimes from the neighborhood’s 77th Precinct. Er, enjoy reading about the crimes from Prospect Heights. Comment
Williamsburg: One catch — the developer doesn’t own the land yet. Details! Comments (5)

Lude awakening! Feds say they busted a drug plant in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: Quaaludes are back and, apparently, popping up in Greenpoint. Comments (4)
Atlantic Yards: Yes, there’s another appeal in the ongoing legal battle over Atlantic Yards. Comments (13)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A controversial developer has added more affordable units to his proposed complex on the Williamsburg waterfront, but not enough to satisfy Councilman Steve Levin. Comments (4)

Cops shut down ‘illegal’ Market Hotel in Bushwick

Nightlife: Easter was the day the music died in Bushwick. Comments (3)

Go jump in a lake! To woo Google, Lentol says he’ll swim in Newtown Creek

Greenpoint: Towns all over America are doing wacky things to win Google’s offer to install an ultra-high-speed Internet network, but none of them — so far, at least — have an elected official who’s willing to jump in a toxic waterway. Comment

F train suicide attempt!

F train suicide attempt!

Park Slope: A woman survives a plunge at the Seventh Avenue station on Wednesday afternoon. Comments (10)

Bushwick has a cool new gallery — just look for the tax accountant’s sign

Art: Bushwick’s latest art gallery happens to be tax deductible! Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: It’s a beautiful day at Brooklyn Bridge Park — unless you’re a kid playing on blazing-hot metal playground equipment! Comments (14)

First suicide at Brooklyn’s tallest building

Downtown: A woman jumped to her death from the roof of the Brooklyner — the borough’s tallest building — last week, police said. Comments (9)

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