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‘Family’ publications rake in the awards — again!

Industry lauds magazines for excellent writing and layout. Comment

This bar is a beaut

This bar is a beaut

Bar Scrawl: Here’s one Park Slope watering hole where you can really feel fashionable. Comment

Carmine loves ‘The Godfather,’ but hates the stereotypes

Big Screecher: And for the last time, he’s not mobbed-up! Comments (10)

The Godfather of columnists sounds off on ‘The Godfather’ — and negative Italian stereotypes!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine makes it clear that he is not in the mob. Comment
Page 1: Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Read more…
Sheepshead Bay: Boaters think that a public dock would be a boon for the area, but city officials say no way. Comment
Red Hook: Transportation-starved Red Hook straphangers are F’d until September at the earliest. Comments (17)

Drug buy? W’burg groups bid on Pfizer properties

Williamsburg: Six Brooklyn community groups have offered to buy Pfizer’s last remaining properties in Williamsburg for $10 million in hopes of building hundreds of units of below market-rate housing. Comments (5)

Betim Kaziu will rot in a cell!

A Britisher’s View: The wannabe terrorist from Sheepshead Bay got his just desserts when a judge slammed him with a 27-year sentence for trying to kill Americans. Comment

Why stop drinking when St. Patrick’s Day is over?

Bay Ridge: The mixologists at the Wicked Monk in Bay Ridge have developed an ingenious secret weapon to fight this weekend’s inevitable St. Patrick’s Day hangover — more drinking! Comments (2)
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The trains are working fine — just in time for spring!

Weekend Watch: There are very few problems on the rails this weekend. Enjoy! Comment
Foodie-in-Chief: Matt and Allison Robicelli take the cake, Elizabeth Falkner is sweet on the Slope, and Smith Street gets it’s own crack at pie in this week’s sugary slice of down-home gossip. Comment

Knife-wielding thugs steal man’s phone

Bensonhurst: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment

Rising again! Shuttered Leske’s bakery to open under new management

Bay Ridge: Two neighborhood buds want to bring a taste of Norway back to Bay Ridge. Comment
Coney Island: Almost everyone was outside enjoying the 71-degree weather yesterday. Where were we? Stuck inside — writing this weather story! Comment
Park Slope is basically one giant yoga studio. Comments (3)
Fort Greene: The perfect candidates for this gig have dedication, few allergies, and an ability to mind their own beeswax. Comment

Dangerous duo shoots man on E. 72nd Street

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment

Hit the brakes! Stalled Belt Parkway rehab starts next month

Sheepshead Bay: The city says all of the work will be done at night. Comment
Theater: The Gallery Players powerful take on the racially-charged classic “A Raisin in the Sun” is the Morgan Freeman of plays: it’s more than 70 years old and still relevant. Comment

Broadway comes to Marine Park with ‘Anne Frank’

Standing O: Junior HS students perform to SRO crowd and knock it out of the park! Comment

Shuttered Bay Ridge bakery rises again

Link: Two childhood friends are resurrecting a beloved neighborhood Scandinavian bakery that closed its doors last year. Read more…

Back to the Futurists

Theater: The spirit of the Russian revolution is here — but you have to bring your own manifesto. Comment

School carnival a real money-maker

BoroBeat: Students, parents, and staff of PS 312 raised funds for classroom supplies and programming at the Bergen Beach school’s annual spring carnival. Comment
Williamsburg: The organic grocer giant will open a new store on Bedford Avenue and N. Fourth Street by mid-2014, changing shopping habits of thousands of North Brooklyn kombucha drinkers. Comments (13)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: It could be Brooklyn’s sweetest real estate deal ever. Comments (7)
Williamsburg: The neighborhood’s favorite comfort food restaurant has riled up Community Board 1, which wants the eatery’s sturdy wooden benches gone. Comments (14)
Sheepshead Bay: The rookie GOPer announced that he’ll run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. He just needs $15 million and a lot of luck! Comment

Cyclones bring Donnelly back!

Coney Island: The most coveted job in all of baseball (yes, of all baseball) is Rich Donnelly’s again. Comment

Brooklyn has gone condimental!

Condiments this fancy haven’t been made in factories this hip since the days of Andy Warhol. Comment

March madness: Norwegian Day Parade to move from Fifth Avenue to Third

Bay Ridge: The annual procession breaks with years of tradition to generate more interest — and more dollars. Comment
Bay Ridge: A family claims the Bay Ridge prep school roughed up their son, then expelled him and his brothers in retaliation. Comment

Rush Limbaugh was just as offensive when he attacked Italians.

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our National Affairs and Rush Limbaugh columnist takes another swipe at the radio host. Comment

Map quest over for Jeffries

Politics: A federal judge capped off a tumultuous week of cartography by releasing a final draft of Brooklyn’s Congressional districts that will keep Fort Greene and Clinton Hill in a historically black electoral zone — a big win for House hopeful and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, who considers the neighborhoods his political strongholds. Comments (3)

Kids and parents celebrate Purim through theater!

BoroBeat: Parents dressed like Mordecai for their retelling of the Purim story, but the kids stole the spotlight when they took to the stage for their retelling — dressed as superheroes! Comment

My kids think I’m boring!

Fearless Living: This week, our columnists comes to terms with the fact that her pre-teen sons don’t find her very interesting. Well, until late in the day. Comments (1)

Hit-and-run trucker goes free because cyclist partly to blame: NYPD

Mean Streets: The driver who struck and killed Mathieu Lefevre escaped prosecution because cops say the bike rider was partly at fault. Comments (30)

Concrete and plastic will replace Boardwalk wood, city says

Link: It’s official: the Boardwalk in Brighton Beach is going to get a concrete and plastic makeover. Read more…

Fishing fleet floundering under blackfish ban

Sheepshead Bay: The state cut blackfish season short in New York this year, and Sheepshead Bay fishermen say business has never been the same — and now it looks like the state’s decision was made on bad information. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon is ready to take on the Kings County Democratic Party — as soon as she finds a place to hold her meetings. Comment

Concrete Boardwalk for Coney? Lou says ‘no way.’

Speak Out: This week, america’s oldest and most cherished columnist Lou Powsner says that in his nearly 93-years, he has never heard of anything as absurd as a concrete Boardwalk. Comment

A Pan-era begins Downtown

A Pan-era begins Downtown

Downtown: Crumb and get it! Comment

“The Champagne Diaries” author creates a buzz at The Bookmark Shoppe

BoroBeat: A flute of fizz is fine, says the Bay Ridge blogger, who served up her sensible lifestyle diet plan at the Bay Ridge book store. Comment

Prep school’s first step

Prep school’s first step

Fort Greene: A Fort Greene resident wants to build a tuition-free dream school that challenges the city’s elite preps. Comments (8)

Becoming the next Walt Whitman has never been easier

Link: It’s taken you years to write that book, now go to the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch and have it published within minutes. Read more…

Meat Madness: Slope hot dog shop pits franks against burgers

Foodie-in-Chief: At the end of this tournament, Park Slope will have a true top dog — unless the burger wins out. Comment

Salon or saloon? Beauty Bar a good look for Slope drinkers

Nightlife: Finally! You can get ready for your night out on the town while you’re out on the town. Comments (2)

Purim preservation

BoroBeat: This synagogue threw a rocking Purim party in an attempt to attract some younger members. Comment
Music: The current wave of ’90s nostalgia has reached its crest — everyone is wearing flannel, “Beavis and Butthead” is on the air again, and, most importantly, Fiona Apple is back. Comments (4)

City: Concrete, plastic to replace Boardwalk’s wood

Coney Island: The city’s Public Design Commission gave the Parks Department the go ahead to rip out the Brighton Beach Boardwalk and replace it with concrete and plastic slabs, leaving longtime residents and preservationists outraged. Comment
Mean Streets: Riding a bike too fast in Prospect Park can cause some serious damage — to your wallet. Comments (58)
Williamsburg: Success Academy Williamsburg has been wooing parents with pizza in order to gain their support after angry charter school opponents filed a lawsuit that could block the planned elementary. Comments (8)

It’s all over: Aviators fall to Whalers 5–4, on a fluke play!

Mill Basin: A freak accident gave the Whalers the win — and ended Brooklyn’s dreams of hoisting the coveted Federal Hockey League Commissioner’s Cup over their heads. Comment
Brighton Beach: Parents, teachers and students say Grady High School has improved over the last two years and shouldn’t be closed this summer. The city disagrees, claiming Grady is far from a grade-A school. Comment

Stan backs up his talk with numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist gives us the good and bad, according to the latest polls. Comment

Becoming the next Walt Whitman has never been easier

Park Slope: It’s taken you years to write that book, now go to the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch and have it published within minutes. Comment

Bus, stop! DUMBO residents protest B25 route

DUMBO: They might be the only people in the borough who wish they lived further from a bus stop. Comments (15)

From bookseller to bestseller: Boro’s literary son makes good

It’s a Horatio Alger story that the great fabulist himself couldn’t even fathom — Brooklyn writer Adam Wilson has penned a novel that now lines the shelves of the bookstore where he used to work. Comments (1)

Escape artist takes on Coney Aquarium plunge

Link: Go for the penguins and walruses. Stay for the daring underwater escape act. Read more…

Student ‘superheroes’ use art to defeat conflict

Red Hook: Alfred University students helped Red Hook youngsters put evil and violence in their place. Comments (2)

Readers: The Bay News got it wrong

Letters: Every now and then our readers let us have it. Enjoy! Comment
Mill Basin: Brooklyn forces a winner-take-all game three as they fight for a spot in the Federal Hockey League’s semi-finals. Comment

Cops solve Marine Park sex attack

Marine Park: Investigators nabbed three men responsible for the March 6 rape and robbery at a Nostrand Avenue auto-leasing business, but cops still don’t know why the thieves swiped the company’s files. Comment

Heartbreaker! Aviators crash and burn in playoff nail-biter

Mill Basin: It was a heck of a game, but the A’s fell to the Whalers 5–4 during an intense extra session — putting their shot at the coveted Commissioner’s Cup in jeopardy. Comment
Greenpoint: An atheist advertisement calling Judaism a myth went up on Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint after a Williamsburg landlord blocked the sign from his S. Fifth Street building. Comments (68)

It’s on! Aviators kick off playoff season at 7:35 pm!

Mill Basin: Brooklyn begins its first of three game series against the Danbury Whalers tonight. Comment
Marine Park: The puppy swiped from a Flatbush Avenue pet store last month, which workers have named Brooklyn, has been brought back to Puppy Paradise with quite a story to tell his fellow canines. Comment
Bay Ridge: A crew of thieves swiped three flags from a Bay Ridge street last month, but cops don’t believe these Old Glory-hating goons will be in custody anytime soon. Comment

Councilman targets speeding motorists on Atlantic

Mean Streets: Steve Levin’s got a gun, and he’s not afraid to use it! Comments (30)

Kensington’s French kiss off

Kensington: Residents are shooting down a city plan to turn the corner of Church Avenue and Beverly Road into a “Parisian” plaza, claiming that this French connection would turn the corner into a hang out spot for red blooded American layabouts. Comment

Bay Ridge flag thieves will get away with their crimes: NYPD

Link: Crooks swiped American flags from the front of three Bay Ridge homes last month — but police say the Old Glory-hating goons will most likely escape prosecution for their unpatriotic crimes. Read more…

Jeffries-mandered! Hakeem could be cut from legislative district, again

Fort Greene: House hopeful Hakeem Jeffries may be running without his political strongholds of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill due to gerrymandered district lines — like the ones that cut him out of his Assembly district a decade ago. Comments (3)

Pinched puppy found!

Marine Park: Workers at Puppy Paradise have been reunited with the $1,400 puppy stolen from their shop — and it feels so good! Comment
Greenpoint: The city may install a kinder, gentler incinerator along the Newtown Creek — but Greenpoint residents say they’re the ones who would get burned. Comments (4)

All strung out: Verizon wires up E. 16th Street

Midwood: Residents lose a year-long battle against the communications giant — and they’re not happy about it. Comment

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