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Mutts are front and center at the Brooklyn Lyceum this week. Comment

Two great things — beer and adoptable pets — come together at the Bell House

Nightlife: Sweet Action and sweet puppies under one roof on March 26. Comments (1)

Goldstein gives up lead, game to Curtis in quarters

High School Sports: Goldstein was confident in the fourth quarter. How could the Dolphins not be? They had led the whole way, were up seven points and the packed crowd was behind them going crazy. Comment

Little big man: Clutch Slaughter leads Boys & Girls to second straight crown

High School Sports: Antione Slaughter is almost too small to ride rollercoasters and he’s always the shortest player on the floor. Comment

With career on line, Smith takes charge, leading Midwood’s dramatic comeback

High School Sports: Bryan Smith flung the ball toward the basket and immediately started smiling, all alone at half-court, as the horn went off. Midwood’s star senior guard wasn’t alone for long. Comment
The quest for Federal Hockey League immortality begins today at Floyd Bennett Field. Read more…

Grilling legend Jim Ryan shares a recipe

Jim Ryan is busy gearing for the annual Grillin’ on the Bay competition, but the Sheepshead Bay cook was willing to share with us the recipe for one of his favorites — marinated catfish. Fire up the grill! Comment

Grillin’ by the Bay contest is back next week

Sheepshead Bay may be known more for chicken Kiev than barbecue chicken, but that all changes at the seventh annual Grillin’ on the Bay competition. Comment

A new Creation myth at Issue Project Room

Theater: The Gowanus music space presents “Original Innocence,” a rock opera that puts a contemporary spin on Adam and Eve. Comment

Novelist Ben Dolnick is back with a new coming-of-age tale

Books: And he’s coming to Greenlight Books on March 24. Comment

Grillin’ by the Bay contest is back next week

Event: For one day, Sheepshead Bay becomes the center of the barbecue universe. Comment

Op-ed: Potholes along the ‘Tobacco’ road

Op-ed: Potholes along the ‘Tobacco’ road

Bridge ‘Park’: The venerable Brooklyn Heights Association has been split apart by the group’s lawsuit to stop a plan to transform the old Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park into a new home for the St. Ann’s Warehouse theater company. Click below for a point-counterpoint from rival factions.

Our cartoonist goes express for 61 Local

Bar Scrawl: Bar Scrawl takes his cartoonists’-eye view into Cobble Hill’s new hole in the wall. Comments (4)

Peru is as close as Sunset Park

Melting Pot: You want fries with that? Comments (3)

Not a bad weekend

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, March 19 at 12:01 am to Monday, March 21 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

Ridge’s Vinny is anything but skinny on talent

Shopping: Here’s the skinny on Vinny — he’s huge! Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: The battle over women’s health care came to Bay Ridge on Tuesday, as members of the National Organization for Women rallied on 86th Street to protest a pattern of “anti-woman” votes by freshman Rep. Michael Grimm. Comments (14)

Flush with history! Man wants to turn his old outhouse into a museum

Boerum Hill: A urban archeologist has refurbished the 19th-century outhouse that came with his Hoyt Street house, and now he’s hoping to transform the primitive bathroom into a tourist attraction. Comments (5)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: If artist Aron Namenwirth is forced to sell his artist studios on N. 12th Street, the gentrification of Williamsburg will be almost complete. Comments (14)

Teens beat up Williamsburg man in gay hate crime

Williamsburg: A group of teenage thugs viciously assaulted a Brooklyn man in Williamsburg last month because they thought he was gay. Comments (35)
Brooklyn Heights: Parents at Brooklyn Heights’ now-popular PS 8 elementary school are demanding that the city expand its program to include a middle school — and they say the neighborhood’s very survival depends on it. Comments (8)

Optimism is high for Stephanie’s butt-kicking

Smokeout: North Brooklyn Park honcha Stephanie Thayer is trying to quit before the public smoking ban takes affect. Will she make it? We’ll follow her every step and donut of the way. Comments (2)

Spring forward! Mark your calendars for a full season of fun

Event: Our annual guide to all the music, nightlife, food, books and events that will make spring a season to remember. Comment
Willie Payton is the only Brooklynite — believe it! — in a national contest. Voting ends Friday, so get on it. Comments (5)
Downtown: What’s good enough for Europe is apparently finally good enough for us. Comments (9)

Parks cop raids Ridge chicken coop in major pluck up

Bay Ridge: Here’s a crazy story about a school program whose cluckers were seized by the city. Comments (38)
Meadows of Shame: Parks officers booted a homeless man from his elaborate, six-foot-tall house of twigs inside Prospect Park, then tore it down after neighbors complained about the existance of the shanty. Comments (17)

Cops: Drunk officer caused this horrific crash

Cops: Drunk officer caused this horrific crash

Mean Streets: A drunk and possibly drugged-up cop triggered the horrific March 15 crash on Fifth Avenue that led to multiple injuries — including two of his fellow police officers, this paper has learned. Comments (10)
Dining: To find the perfect picnic spot this summer, you might have to put your mind in the gutter. Comments (14)

Prospect Park West bike foes pushing ‘Eighth Avenue’ solution

Mean Streets: Opponents of the Prospect Park West bike lane say they have a solution to the long-running bike lane conundrum: move the controversy one block away. Comments (84)

Ratner’s Kruger connection! Bruce had dealings with arrested senator

Atlantic Yards: The biggest developer in the borough — whose Atlantic Yards project is the biggest in Brooklyn history — is now linked to the biggest pay-to-play story in years. Comments (6)

Mixed results for 88th robbery squad

Fort Greene: The beat cop is back! Comments (2)
Williamsburg: Another Williamsburg bank building is getting landmarked — and this one’s a gem. Comments (4)

‘Ed Sullivan on Acid’ returns — to the new Freddy’s

Nightlife: A popular comedy show finds a new home in an old familiar place — Freddy’s Back Room. Comments (1)
Mean Streets: Long Island University and Fort Greene are in a town-gown battle pitting the school’s need for athletic space and locals’ need for parking spaces. Comments (16)

Pain in the grass! McCarren not ready for baseball, kickball

Meadows of Shame: The city botched the reseeding of McCarren Park — and the kickball season is in jeopardy. Comments (12)

Bad crash on Fifth Avenue

Bad crash on Fifth Avenue

Mean Streets: A reckless driver flew through an intersection and slammed into a police car and a parked car on Fifth Avenue early Tuesday morning. Comments (33)
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Here’s our exclusive video of Steve Levin’s 11-year-old Honda

The Greatest Story Ever: You saw our coverage of the theft of Councilman Steve Levin’s 11-year-old Honda Civic. Now, take a tour of this bitchin’ set of wheels in this exclusive video. Comments (5)

Arrested Kruger: I’m not going anywhere

State Sen. Carl Kruger says he’s going to continue serving the people of Southern Brooklyn despite federal charges that could earn him up to 120 years in the Big House — and land him in the poorhouse. Comments (7)
Brooklyn Is Angry: A cavernous Carroll Gardens development site is in purgatory — and neighbors are mad as hell. Comment

Suit: College muzzled us on abortion, gay marriage

Two Kingsborough Community College students says the school has attacked their right to free speech by trying to sabotage their plans to hold a seminar on the “negative consequences” of gay marriage, and by forcing them to stop handing out anti-abortion leaflets on campus. Comments (2)

The kids are all right — to do homework on their own

Fearless Living: In her latest bomb toss, our columnist explains why she doesn’t help her kids do their homework. Comment

This week’s hot food dish

Foodie-in-Chief: Everything’s coming up pad thai (and burgers, of course!) in this week’s roundup of tasty gossip. Plus, the biggest market news this side of the Brooklyn Flea. Comment

Oh, babies!

Brooklyn — your babies have come a long way. Comment

Sacre bleu! Robbery at French cafe

Brooklyn Paper: 77th Precinct Comment

Beach bodies battle over bike lane

Mill–Marine Courier: Bike lanes along Oriental Boulevard are in the crosshairs of two famously combative Manhattan Beach civic groups and — guess what? — they can’t agree on how to get rid of the routes. Comment

Frank Ferrante’s Groucho is right on the Marx

It takes more than just a bushy mustache and glasses to impersonate Groucho Marx. That’s why performer Frank Ferrante employed something extra to perfect his Groucho imitation: advice from the comedian’s son. Comment

‘It’s Always Sunny’ at the Bell House — on March 15

The Bell House loves it some television. Comment

Irondale’s Stephenson play is simply a ‘Treasure’!

Calling all kids — and adults — who love swashbuckling adventure, pirates, and stories with smart, heroic children at the center. Comment

More robberies at Ratner’s malls

Fort Greene: Atlantic Terminal and Atlantic Center were crime dens last week. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (4)
Downtown: Long Island University’s cagers are Brooklyn’s only shot at the Final Four. So meet them in this exclusive pre-tournament story. Comments (3)
The media giant abandons its insiders-only internship, after our exclusive report last month. Comments (7)

Cops: We have Ridge sex fiend

Bay Ridge: Police say they have arrested the Bay Ridge man who sexually assaulted and robbed two women on 82nd street during a horrific 40-minute crime spree on Feb. 25. Comment

No bull! Coney’s beer spewing cow is for sale!

Coney Island: But the asking price may be too high to get this bovine curiosity back to its home. Comments (1)
Cobble Hill: Residents get insider prices, but a bastion of 19th-century humanitarianism becomes another case of 21st-century gentrification. Comments (8)
The quest for Federal Hockey League immortality begins on Friday at Floyd Bennett Field. Comment
Mean Streets: The city’s plan to move MTA buses from Brooklyn to Queens has ignited a border war! Comments (6)

Smoked out! Cops bust cig runners

Red Hook: Holy smokes! Comment

UFOs over Williamsburg? Man captures lights, action on camera

The Greatest Story Ever: See the video and judge for yourself. Comments (5)

In senior center fight, a loss of Vito power?

Vito under the Microscope: Three senior centers linked to scandal-plagued Assemblyman Vito Lopez are among those targeted for closure by the city, a sign to some City Hall insiders that the Brooklyn Democrat’s legendary influence is on the wane. Comments (2)

Shot outside Bayview Houses

Canarsie: Poppin off Comment

Gunman opens fire at Coney Island Ave. McDonald’s

Kings Courier: Maimed at McDonald’s Comment

Hulk hits grocery

Flatbush: Grocery raid Comment

Vicious Sands Street mugging

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Beach bodies battle over bike lane

Mill–Marine Courier: Bike lanes along Oriental Boulevard are in the crosshairs of two famously combative Manhattan Beach civic groups and — guess what? — they can’t agree on how to get rid of the routes. Comment

Charter chaffe: PS 114 stakeholders declare victory; worry about charter school coming in

Canarsie: Stakeholders in PS 114 say they won a “partial victory” in keeping their beloved Remsen Avenue school open — but some are angry over the fact that the school will now have to share space with a charter school. Comment

Man shot in E. 51st Street parking lot

Mill–Marine Courier: Shot in car Comment

Lincoln holds off furious Forest Hills rally, advances to ‘AA’ semis

High School Sports: All signs pointed to a walkover. Comment

Ridgites: No way trash is getting picked up six times a week

Locals say the city is lying when it claims it is picking up garbage from public trash cans six times a week, and the proof is piling up around trash cans in the neighborhood. Comment

Today, I am an American

Perspective: It’s noble to take a stand against bigotry, but it depends from which angle. Comment

Malls and the death of Downtown

Perspective: The powers of the Yankee Dollar are too visible on our local main streets where neighborhood stores have lost their shoppers to raiding intruders — the brazen mall-builders who suck the dollars to the roadside traffic jams. Comment

Irish ayes!

Kiss us, we’ve gone Irish. Comment

Marine Park JHS battle continue

Mill–Marine Courier: The city says it’s scrapping plans to put an elementary school inside Marine Park JHS, and parents are cheering their third victory in a fight to keep an autonomous school out of the building — but are wondering if the city will ever install what they want there: a program for autistic students. Comment

Bensonhurst’s own Marcus Welby, MD, celebrates his 90th

Perspective: When I received the invitation for his 90th birthday party — a surprise party at the East Midwood Jewish Center — I immediately replied, because Dr. Strauss was more than my doctor, he was my confidant, and has been my friend ever since I came to visit my cousins in Bensonhurst — which was considered the country for this boy from Little Italy — in my teens. Comment

Live in Nevada? Ya gotta be insane!

Perspective: My roommate and I are two of the few people who travel to Nevada to visit cities other than Las Vegas. On our annual visit to our friends who reside there, we take time to drive around the state. We’ve toured the cities of Reno, Laughlin, Henderson, Carson, Paradise and many more. Comment

Sheepshead Bay mosque sued

Opponents for the controversial mosque and community center slated for Voorhies Avenue are suing to stop construction, claiming that the building violates zoning laws and would become a nuisance to neighbors once it is built. Comment

Stuck in the sand!

Don’t fugheddabout the bay! Comment

Lady Kingsmen best Mary Louis, reign over CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens

High School Sports: Nazareth is officially kings of CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens. Comment

Bat man sought for brutal Bensonhurst attack

Bay News: Senior shot in barber shop Comment

Barron: de Blasio turned PS 114 into a political football

Canarsie: Councilman Charles Barron wants to school Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio in political etiquette. Comment

Cops towing trucks to get truckers to toe the line

Police towed two illegally parked commercial vehicles — a bus and a truck — from Seventh Avenue last Thursday night, stepping up enforcement along the strip where trucks and buses routinely illegally park overnight. Comment

Parking war!

Bay Ridge’s legendary parking problem is in the crosshairs of residents who say the city needs to punish the people who literally steal the few available spots. Comment

Panic at the strip mall

Bay News: Store owners in the strip mall where a Pathmark is about to go under are predicting the same for their small, mom-and-pop businesses if another large outlet doesn’t move in soon — and not all think a Walmart is the right fit. Comment

Pretty minor stuff this week

68th Precinct Comment

Senior killed in fight over gun

Bay News: Senior shot in barber shop Comment

Who needs Pathmark?

The Silver Star market may have a deli, but this store isn’t chopped liver! Comment

It’s time to ‘Dine in Brooklyn’ starting next Monday

Dining: For Brooklyn foodies, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Comments (4)

Aviators and Whalers in do-or-die game today!

A split in Danbury sets up a climactic Game 5 today. Comments (1)

At BAM, a ‘Wow’s Wow’ of Hollywood

Hugh Jackman, Blake Lively, Isabella Rossellini, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, David Hyde Pierce … Comment

Beirut to headline Northside Festival!

Awesome: Indie-folk rock giants Beirut will headline the third-annual Northside Festival in a four-day music, film and art extravaganza beginning on June 16. Comments (1)
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Born to be mild! Levin’s stolen 11-year-old Honda is returned!

Greenpoint: Reunited — and it feels so good! Comments (6)
Think you know the full story about Carl Kruger’s alleged corruption? You don’t know anything until you read Thomas Tracy’s piece. Comments (20)

Lots of yelling, little decided at Prospect Park West bike lane hearing

Mean Streets: The Prospect Park West Bike Lane is a miracle solution and a horrific danger, bike lane friends and foes trumpeted at packed hearing last night. Comments (53)
Greenpoint: A homeless shelter in Greenpoint is back on the table. Comment

Feds: State Sen. Kruger ran a corrupt office

State Sen. Carl Kruger was charged on Thursday with trading his political clout for personal gain — just one week after his attorney claimed the FBI was no longer investigating the Brooklyn legislator. Comments (8)

Blackbirds singing in the dead of night! Long Island University makes March Madness after OT win!

Downtown: Long Island University gutted its way to its biggest win in over a decade last night, dispatching Robert Morris 85-82 in overtime and earning a berth in the NCAA tournament as Northeast Conference champs. Comments (2)

Live from Gowanus! It’s Al Franken!

Awesome: The Land o’ Lakes liberal lion will officiate at a Minnesota-themed state fair at the Bell House on March 20. Will it be fun? You betcha! Comments (2)

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