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With artist Lorna Simpson, history repeats

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Head for the Inner Banks this Friday

When The Inner Banks take to the Sycamore stage this Friday, donThe Inner Banks at Sycamore [1118 Cortelyou Rd. near Westminster Road in Ditmas Park, (347) 240-5850], Jan. 28 at 10 pm. $10. For info, visit www.sycamorebrooklyn.com. Comment

The freshman! Back from retirement, Vito Lopez is born again

Vito under the Microscope: Assemblyman Vito Lopez is back from his “retirement” with the legislation-writing energy of lawmakers half his age! Comments (11)

‘Swamp’ thing! Catch hot writer Russell’s gator-filled escapism on Feb. 2

Books: A New Yorker magazine “20 under 40” writer hits Book Court next week. Comment
Shopping: It’s Chinese New Year time again, so head for Pacificana for a major feast. Comment

Our Seussian tribute to ‘Seussical’ coming to Brooklyn Center

Parenting: Dr. Seuss fans, young and old, lend an ear Comment

Nets coach is second-to-last in the standings, but standing tall with God

Atlantic Yards: Avery Johnson gives a sermon in Crown Heights. Comments (1)
Carroll Gardens: The city has mowed down a plan by a Carroll Gardens man who paved his front yard to turn into an outdoor seating space for his new cafe — the latest effort to protect the expansive gardens that give the neighborhood its name and much of its character. Comments (5)

Hell–icopter! Red Hook fighting chopper noise

Red Hook: Not in my sky! Comments (17)

Couple facing jail for creating a fetid feline prison in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: A Bronx couple is facing two years in jail for turning a Williamsburg loft and art studio into a fetid feline prison that housed close to 100 emaciated cats, several of whom actually fell through holes in the urine-soaked floor. Comments (6)

Engagement ring stolen!

Park Slope: A thief swipes a $5,000 ring from a soon-to-be-wed woman, leaving her distraught (and her fiance not too pleased, either). Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (8)

Hey, Brooklyn Heights — meet your cop of the year

Brooklyn Heights: It’s Lawrence “Book ‘em” Bosch, a seven-year NYPD vet. He made 54 collars last year. That’s a lot. Comments (4)
Ridin’ the Cyclones: Wally Backman, the most-popular manager in Brooklyn Cyclones history, will not get a chance to finish the job, as the Mets organization has tragically named him skipper of the Class AA Binghamton squad. Comments (2)

Community board gives a big ‘oui’ to Paris Burlesque Club

Nightlife: A shadowy bikini club moves forward, despite Red Hook neighbors’ concerns. Comments (12)
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Vince Lombardi — Brooklyn native — is a forgotten hero in his borough

The Jets are out of the running, but Brooklynites could still enjoy a piece of Super Bowl glory — that is, if they weren’t too busy stepping on it. Comments (2)
Mean Streets: Two former top city officials — including an ex-Transportation Commissioner who emphasized car travel over bikes during her tenure — have emerged as the principal leaders of the opposition to the city’s controversial Prospect Park West bike lane. Comments (125)

‘Charter’ territory! Parents in ‘failing’ MS 571 fight to keep out elite school

Brooklyn Is Angry: Prospect Heights parents slammed the city on Monday night for moving to close a poorly performing middle school to make room for an elite charter school from outside the neighborhood. Comments (3)

More iPhone thefts

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Thieves raid store

Mill–Marine Courier: Store raid Comment

They’re not afraid

Small business owners don’t want a Walmart in the recently announced Flatbush Avenue shopping center, but that doesn’t mean they fear the big box behemoth. Comment

Can’t see the light

Parents at PS 277 on Gerritsen Avenue are angry that the city has yet to install a much-needed traffic light in front of the school — even though the Department of Transportation approved the safety measure five months ago. Comment

Loreley hosts a real sausage festival this week

Dining: A restaurant pays tribute to the world of weiners. Comment
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Where have you gone, Vince Lombardi? A borough turns its lonely eyes to you (woo woo woo)

Podcast: Our exclusive NFL Films-style tribute video reveals the shocking truth about the legendary coach and native Brooklynite. Comment
Greenpoint: An opening night party in Greenpoint ends with a theft, an arrest, and new renown for a up-and-coming artist. Comment

Ecci pane! Italian food gods to open bakery on Kent Ave

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: And they want to change your understanding of bread forever. Comments (8)

Berry St. loft tenants seek protections, but get harassed instead

Williamsburg: A Williamsburg landlord is pressuring her tenants into leaving the converted former factory so she can turn the building into a luxury residence, tenants say. Comments (3)

Tiger Mom vs. Ostrich Dad

The Dad: Our columnist takes on Amy Chua and her “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” Comments (7)
Coming soon to the Brooklyn Navy Yard: “The Graduate (Program).” Comment

Cops: We have Bishop Loughlin teen shooter

Fort Greene: The heartsick gunman who left five people wounded in a crazed Jan. 14 shooting outside of Bishop Loughlin HS was captured on Saturday, cops said. Comments (1)
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Can Gersh Kuntzman learn to ‘chilax’? Watch him try!

Bedford-Stuyvesant: It’s an exclusive video from the Colador Cafe, which bills itself as Brooklyn’s “chilaxin” place. But can Kuntzman learn to chilax? Find out in this exclusive video. Comments (2)

Charter school coming to PS 114

Canarsie: A new charter school will be moving into Canarsie’s PS 114, the troubled grammar school which the city ordered shut down last year. Comment

McRobbery!

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Mr. Thief’s wild ride

Kings Courier: Pocketbook carnage Comment

The killer in the next room

Flatbush: Bad roommate Comment

Another reason to hate mimes

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Two Canarsie stores burglarized

Canarsie: Commercial conundrum Comment

Thief is a fool for tools

68th Precinct Comment

Cold comfort

Borough smoke eaters helped scuba gear-clad cops rescue a man attempting to commit suicide by throwing himself into the frigid harbor Saturday night. Comment

Overstocked lobster!

It’s the best seafood deal in town, and it’s all thanks to the snowpocalypse! Comment

No shrubs!

City-planted bushes on Oriental Boulevard may grow to impede drivers’ vision this spring, posing the same hazard as the 31 planters that the city hauled away late last year, say concerned Manhattan Beach residents who pushed for the planters’ removal. Comment

Firefighter busted for driving drunk

Bay News: Soused and doused Comment

Arbitrator: Madison teacher lied about sex

A state arbitrator called a teacher from James Madison HS a “liar” before he recommended she be dismissed for having sexual relations with a co-worker in her classroom. Comment

Lincoln’s Ishaq Williams picks Notre Dame, citing best fit

High School Sports: Ishaq Williams was leaning toward Notre Dame last Thursday night. An unexpected visitor made his decision easier. Comment

Veloz helps Monsignor McClancy sink St. Edmund’s

High School Sports: Two years ago, Jonathan Veloz was part of Christ the King’s future, playing for the CHSAA Class AA intersectional junior varsity title with teammates TJ Curry, Terrel Hunt and Aaron Williams, who is now at Long Island City. Comment

Sidney, Nazareth shoot down Mary Louis

High School Sports: When everything is working for Nazareth, when all that Division I talent is clicking on all cylinders there are few teams that the Lady Kingsmen can’t hang with. Comment

Whole again: Healthy Falcons blitz Banneker

High School Sports: Bishop Ford and its players got to take a breather, literally and figuratively. The Falcons played nearly a month shorthanded without senior star Diani Mason because of an ankle injury. It meant few substitutions for coach Mike Toro and little rest for his starters. Comment

Kids get ‘Artsmart’ at the Brooklyn Museum

BoroBeat: BY SHAVANA ABRUZZO Comment

The Screecher has oil the answers

Perspective: Did you know that the United States has more oil than all of Arabia, and that’s not including Alaska’s reserves? Huh? So why are we paying almost $4 a gallon? Comment

Fort Hamilton’s Brandon Reddish picks Syracuse

High School Sports: Brandon Reddish isn’t big on bluster. He does little talking off the field and even less on it. The Fort Hamilton standout heard all kinds of recruiting pitches from interested suitors, promises that went in one ear and out the other. Comment

Solarz death recalls Lombardi

Perspective: The sad news of the premature death of former Rep. Steve Solarz (1940–2010) stirred up many personal memories I have of the very amiable, soft-spoken legislator, who was also our former state assemblyman and state senator. Comment

With artist Lorna Simpson, history repeats

Art: The Brooklyn Museum presents a new show by the Fort Greene artist. Comment

Head for the Inner Banks this Friday

Music: A husband-and-wife duo with a rich sound plays Sycamore. Comment

Confucius says — read this graphic novel about Vietnam’s lingering personal legacy

Books: A jibe from the great philosopher kicked GB Tran into finally writing about his family’s torturous Vietnam War past. Comment

Our Seussian tribute to ‘Seussical’ coming to Brooklyn Center

Theater: Here’s something cool: We previewed the Jan. 30 show in Seuss-like verse. Comments (1)

New Cyclone operator pledges major rehab

Coney Island: The company charged with recreating Coney Island has just been named to operate one of the oldest attractions left: the Cyclone. Comments (7)
Mean Streets: Blizzard of 2010? No, but Friday’s light snowfall means that cyclists on the controversial Prospect Park West bike lane are out of luck until the city gets around to plowing the two-way dedicated path. Comments (25)

Smoker’s cough! Our columnist test drives the new ‘Williamsburg’ Camels

Campbell’s Soup: And he’s offended — as a smoker, a Williamsburger and as a human being. Comments (11)

Crime wave continues at Atlantic malls

Fort Greene: It wouldn’t be a police blotter without lots of crime at Atlantic Terminal and Atlantic Center. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (2)

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