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Bowlers are back

Manhattan Beach: Brooklyn is about to be “bowlered” over. Comment

Crooks rob cabbie on E. 52nd Street

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

Carmine’s had it with word counts

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher let’s his editor know he missed a great thing by cutting his story. Comment

Not for Nuthin’, but Joanna knows what she’s talking about

Letters: Sometimes our readers actually agree with our columnists. This is one of those times. Comment

Carmine’s had it with word counts

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher let’s his editor know he missed a great thing by cutting his story. Comment
Williamsburg: These bakeries get breader every year. Comment

Sheepshead Bay High School on fast track to closure

Sheepshead Bay: Seven city high schools were pulled from the Department of Education’s chopping block this week, but the Avenue X school wasn’t so lucky. Comment

Stage fright! Northside fears outdoor concert noise

Williamsburg: A summer concert series that sparked noise complaints on the Williamsburg waterfront has found a new location — but neighbors fear sound from the outdoor shows will rock their Northside homes. Comments (3)
Why grow your own greens when you can pick them in Prospect Park and eat them too? Comment
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Merchants: We know where Bay Ridge’s mystery benches came from

Bay Ridge: The benches illegally put in near 86th Street to displace a controversial gyro cart didn’t travel far. Comment
Red Hook: Brooklyn’s shipping industry will remain afloat, for now, under an agreement keeping Customs inspectors working in Red Hook’s port until 2017, federal officials, waterfront insiders, and politicians say. Comment

Trouble on the F this weekend!

There are enough minor changes to the schedules this weekend to make your subway journey this weekend a bit unpredictable and, we hope, exciting. Comment

Mobster dishes dirt on ‘friend’ and suspected murderer

Gavel to Gavel: The murder trial against a man accused of gunning down a Sheepshead Bay police officer leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment

Knife-toting thug takes off with man’s phone

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

This W’burg bar is ‘Rich’

Bar Scrawl: Our bartoonist samples a new Union Avenue watering hole. Comment

Our food columnist infiltrates Brooklyn’s underground supper club

Dining: The first rule of NY Bite Club is that you don’t talk about NY Bite Club. So much for the first rule. Comment
Greenpoint: The city wants to blow bubbles into Newtown Creek in an effort to clean the polluted waterway, but activists fear the plan will dispense foul sewage fumes into the air. Comment

Ruby’s Bar will be decked in Boardwalk lumber

The famed beach-front watering hole is in the middle of a Coney Island-style makeover. Comment

Cops: Burned man found in trash was murdered

Marine Park: A harrowing discovery on Hendrickson Street last January is now a murder investigation. Comment

Grady High School saved! City takes school off chopping block

Brighton Beach: The Brighton Beach school made the grade and won’t be closed, the Department of Education said this week. Comment

Parking paranoia on Farragut Road

Canarsie: A missing parking sign has left Canarsie motorists vulnerable to tickets — and now no one seems to know where they should park. Comment

Small-batch rum makers dock in Red Hook

Rum makers are popping up in Red Hook faster than you can scream, “Yo-ho-ho!” Comment

New Slope building to be powered by sun

Park Slope: A team of green-minded architects are planning a new Park Slope apartment building that will generate all of its electricity and heat on-site. Comment

Screeching out to the Screecher — and Mrs. Screecher

Standing O: When it comes to saluting Brooklyn’s best, there’s no beating our Standing O column. Comment

Should The Dad throw that Seder or not?

The Dad: This week, our fearless father tries to figure out if that Seder party is worth it. Comments (1)

Kids charge Dyker Park in search of eggs

BoroBeat: The first-ever 13th Avenue Merchants’ Easter Egg hunt drew hundreds of youngsters who searched high and low. Check out the photos in our slideshow. Comment

Man dies in building collapse

Gerritsen Beach: A bungalow in Gerritsen Beach literally slid off its base, shocked residents said. Comment

Red Hook cyclist will make your bike glow in the dark

Mean Streets: Brooklyn’s streets would be safer if all of the cyclists looked like extras from “Tron.” Comment
BoroBeat: The People’s Playground opened for its summer season on April 1, drawing big crowds to its classic attractions. Check out the photos in our slideshow. Comment

NYPD: Suicidal thief busted for robbing pharmacy

Bensonhurst: An unhinged man demanded a pharmacist hand over 50 sleeping pills at knifepoint, then swallowed all of them in some freak suicide bid, officials say. Comment

Foul! Manhattan Beach hoopsters forced to play on cracked court

Manhattan Beach: Money was set aside to repair the two beleagured courts, but, so far, the courts remain a dribbling danger. Comment

Robin Hood takes over Ditmas Park school!

BoroBeat: PS 217 was turned into Sherwood Forest on March 31 as kids participated in a Robin Hood-themed fair and took part in a production of the epic tale. Comment
Dining: The Brooklyn Flea’s food festival won a major victory in its quest to serve booze outdoors on the Williamsburg waterfront this summer, but it’s triumphant return this weekend will be a dry one. Comment

Coming attractions: Barclays battles MSG for big gigs

Prospect Heights: The soon-to-open Barclays Center snagged the Golden Gloves amateur boxing finals from Madison Square Garden, dealing its world-famous rival in Manhattan a big blow in the budding rivalry between the two high-profile arenas. Comments (1)

No show: Independence Day fireworks won’t be seen in Brooklyn, again

The skies over the West River will be dark yet again on July 4 when the city’s biggest Independence Day fireworks spectacular soars over the Hudson River for the fourth straight year — and Kings County politicians are smoking mad about it. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: This ballet has brains and brawn. Comment

Let’s add ‘nonsense’ to the list of words banned by the Department of Education

Not for Nuthin’: Joanna offers an alternative to the 50 words that might offend. Comment
Cyclists and runners will score a flood-proof new roadway in Prospect Park thanks to a revolutionary, American Idol-style experiment in civics. Comment

PS 102’s Night of Stars did not disappoint

BoroBeat: The best and brightest young talent from the Bay View School performed at their annual talent show. Comment

Fidler vs. Storobin race is down to 1 vote!

Brighton Beach: Who says politics is dull? Comment
Mean Streets: A proposed cycling path that veered off-course amid the controversy surrounding the Prospect Park West bike lane is rolling again. Comment

Tree take away

Ditmas Park: The city planted 24 Beech trees on Stratford Road, then removed them when it realized it had violated historic district rules — leaving two dozen trunk-sized craters behind. Comment

Dog-napped pup visits kids

BoroBeat: Kids at PS 193 were so interested in the story of Brooklyn the dog-napped Yorkie, they invited the cuddly pup to their classroom. Check out the photos in our slideshow! Comment
DUMBO: Everyone in the tech industry wants to be in DUMBO, but there’s an elephant in the room — the neighborhood is full, and the nearby alternative just isn’t as cool. Comment

Pajama party!

BoroBeat: PJ-clad tots snuggled with blankets while teachers read classic books at PS 255 on March 29. Comment

Same sex, different tax: Slope accountant is go-to-guy for gay couples

Park Slope: Meet the “gay tax” man. Comment

Thai gets real in Bay Ridge

Foodie-in-Chief: Bay Ridge is all lit up over Glow Thai — a new Southeast Asian eatery that has become a beacon of hope for what seemed like a cursed spot for restaurants. Comment

Kids clean Marine Park — of Easter eggs!

BoroBeat: With hundreds of kids on the hunt, those eggs didn’t stand a chance. Comment

Tiny trips: Travel expo showcases borough’s best ‘stay-cations’

Fort Greene: Who says you gotta leave Brooklyn to travel around the world? Comment

Fetch-a-sketch: Sketchbook library checks out artists’ journals

Williamsburg: There’s nothing sketchy about this show. Comment

Barclays should court these MSG events

Atlantic Yards: The Barclays Center has already stolen major gigs away from Madison Square Garden, but the Manhattan venue still boasts a number of offerings — from sports to rodeos — that could be ripe for the taking. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: A dispute over a plan to prevent a licensed food vendor from selling gyros on Fifth Avenue has boiled over, and a Bay Ridge bar owner was injured as a result, witnesses claim. Comments (5)
BoroBeat: Bay Academy students got their hands dirty with cool science exhibits during the Sheepshead Bay school’s annual Family Science and Math Night. Check out our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Greenpointers embark on heroic mission to rescue pulpy sci-fi novels

Greenpoint: It is the year 2012 — and pulpy science fiction is vanishing from the galaxy. Can these earthlings from Brooklyn stop the tides of fate and rescue scores of forgotten paperbacks? Comment
Greenpoint: Union Avenue will no longer divide two sections of McCarren Park under a city proposal that could turn a part of the Greenpoint roadway into parkland this summer. Comment

Robert DeNiro, Michelle Obama, and racist bumper stickers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan gives Bob a break, attacks racist bumper stickers, and offers tips on how to give all your money away. Comment

What a drag: Majority of McGuinness drivers break traffic laws

Mean Streets: Drivers on McGuinness Boulevard are speed demons. Comment

Paying up: Cabbie robber turns himself in

Bensonhurst: The man who held up a cab driver in Mapleton was charged with robbery after surrendering to authorities. Comment

‘Zone’ zaniness ends

‘Zone’ zaniness ends

Bay Ridge: The Fourth Avenue loading zone everyone hated is no more. Comment

Thugs beat up man and steal his watch

Carroll Gardens: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment

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