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Men of longing

Men of longing

Music: They’re men and they love Leonard Cohen. Comments (4)

Tall tales: New book shows off artist’s work with stilt dancers

Books: Lauren Anderson Barbata has friends in high places. Comment

One week later, Carmine cheers moms

Sunday Screech: The Screecher was so busy last week, he forgot to wish his lovely wife Sharon a Happy Mother’s Day! Comments (2)

Carmine references Star Wars

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher pulls out all the stops in an attempt to get hits on his web page by mentioning the hit move “Star Wars” and two of its characters. Comment
The Best Thing We Ate This Week: It is, amazingly, a chicken salad sandwich to brag about. Comments (8)

Chili firemen

Red Hook: Brooklyn firefighters are getting ready to bring on the heat. Comments (1)

Bartoonist checks out a new whiskey bar in Williamsburg

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator ventures into the Sctoch whiskey castle Isle of Skye. Comments (1)

Cooperative violence: Stage combat group gathers for battle

The only locally sourced product you’ll get at this co-op is a spring-steel knife to the gut. Comment
New works rethink the value of currency. Comments (5)

Benghazi proves that President Obama should be impeached

A Britisher’s View: The Benghazi terror attacks, and the federal cover-ups that marked their atrocious aftermath, are proof that President Obama needs to step down — or face impeachment — writes our columnist. Comment

The Nets Coaching Change

What’s next for Nets? A grinding coach with true grit

Back Court: If Brooklyn wants to become a champion, it needs a leader who will teach it to play with grit, and ensure the team grinds it out. Comments (2)

It all comes down to coaching — and the front court

Front Court: Never once did it feel like Peej Carlisimo was the guy the Nets wanted to lead this team to an NBA championship. So after he failed to get his team out of the first round of the playoffs, and, a day later, became the Nets’ ex-interim coach, the big question for next year is “Who will take the Nets to the promised land.” Comments (1)

Albanese: Police inspector general idea shot full of holes

Bay Ridge: Hizzoner hopeful Sal Albanese says mayoral rival Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s bill to create an inspector general for the NYPD is a cop out. Comment

Autopsy: Bloody death of Carroll Gardens woman an accident

Carroll Gardens: The mysterious death of a Carroll Gardens woman in February has been ruled an accident, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Read more…
Page 1: Depleted by injuries and sporting a roster of fill-ins, The Brooklyn Paper has surprised everyone this news season and is once again sitting atop the borough’s standings. Experts say the team is getting it done with smoke and mirrors, and eventually will come down to earth. But you know better. Sure, you are amazed by the stories these rag-tag reporters and crafty editors pitch day after day, but you know all it takes to win the news battle is what this gritty, gutsy team has been doing for years: Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Movie prices hit $14 in the Bay

Sheepshead Bay: You might want to leave the family at home the next time you catch a flick in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Seniors speak

Seniors speak

Midwood: There’s treasure, there are treasure troves, and then there are senior centers. Comments (2)

Police Athletic League youngsters are ‘eggscelent’

Standing O: Standing O shouts out to big fry at the Brownsville’s PAL Beacon Center. Comment

Repairing relationships after a traumatic experience

The Dad: This week, the Dad imagines what it would be like if your child was abducted — then found 10 years later. Comments (1)

Fontbonne a contender for historic title

Joe Knows: The Fontbonne Hall softball team is closing in on history. The Bonnies have won the Brooklyn-Queens regular season title, and now are the favorite to win the school’s first diocesan crown. Comment

Barrier Ridge: New city traffic plan includes Manhattan-style pedestrian fencing

Mean Streets: Manhattan-style pedestrian barricades could come to Bay Ridge if a city plan comes to fruition. Comments (23)

Teenager survives hit by Q train

A 19-year-old hit by the Q train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station early this morning is expected to live. Comments (1)

GOP bash hosts Catsimatidis, Reagan

Politics: Two things were certain no matter who you asked at the Brooklyn Republican Party’s Abraham Lincoln Dinner at El Caribe in Mill Basin Thursday night: the food was great and John Catsimatidis will be the next mayor of New York City. Comments (1)

Cock and roll! Morning crowing reminds transplants of home

Awesome: A mysterious Greenpoint rooster whose cock-a-doodle-doing is the first thing many residents hear every morning has earned the love and respect of some who say its country music is the kind of thing that makes Brooklyn great. Comments (16)

Civic War

Marine Park: Who would have thought politics could be so uncivil in a civic association? Comment
Dyker Heights: The long-closed bathrooms in Dyker Beach Park near Bay Eighth Street have residents and Community Board 10 getting antsy — and the city says what’s going on inside the locked-up loos isn’t pretty. Comment

Cash for Chaim

Sheepshead Bay: Deutsch has made his mark. Comment

Hiring the handicapped to beat the lines at Disney is an abomination

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna wonders how far the rich will go to beat the system. Comment
Park Slope: Sometimes miracles do come true. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Deals on two wheels brought squeals of delight as Brooklynites flocked to Washington Park for the city’s only flea market about all things cycling. Comments (3)

Mayor on Gowanus: Tanks, but no tanks

Cleaning Our Waterways: Mayor Bloomberg said Monday the city stands firm on its own strategy to clean up the filthy Gowanus Canal and that it doesn’t plan to build the massive $78-million sewage holding tanks that will likely be part of the federal government’s proposed “Superfund” cleanup. Comments (4)

Coney pastor aims move from pulpit to Council seat

Coney Island: The latest of the candidates flocking to replace term-limited Councilman Domenic Recchia is a longtime shepherd of the Coney Island community. Comment
Mean Streets: A group of cyclists who feared two-wheeling on Brooklyn’s mean streets have created a Thursday morning bike pool so they can safely pedal their way to work. Comments (29)

City to amp-up ramps to the Brooklyn Bridge

Downtown: The city is promising to end decades-old bottlenecks on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge by redesigning the lane configuration, moves it says will speed drivers’ commutes over the iconic span. Comments (10)

Old-time fun at Shore View Nursing Home

BoroBeat: The Shore View Nursing Home celebrated its grand re-opening on May 2 — six months after sustaining damage from Hurricane Sandy. Comment

Sinkhole opens on Gravesend Neck Road, blocking Homecrest

Sheepshead Bay: Gravesend Neck Road got a little more down to Earth Friday afternoon, when six feet of pavement disappeared, swallowed by a large sinkhole. The destruction, attributed to a small sewer break, blocked motorists and residents from traveling up Homecrest Avenue for hours. Comment

Zapata, Poly blank Fieldston to seize Ivy League lead

High School Sports: Andrew Zapata had several reasons to bring the heat in Poly Prep’s match up against Fieldston on Friday, and he didn’t disappoint. Comment

Telecom comes back to best Madison, takes division crown

High School Sports: Telecommunications had a strong first season as a Class A team last year, but the Yellow Jackets still couldn’t beat division rival James Madison. Comment

Poly Prep girls lacrosse sees comeback fall short against Fieldston

High School Sports: The Poly Prep girls lacrosse team blew a big chance to move into a second place tie in the standings by losing Friday’s home game to the Fieldston Eagles, 14-10. Comment

Coney isn’t the ‘one and only’

Photo Galleries: Coney Island — the Wonder Wheel, the Cyclone, the River Runner?! Comment
✔ Poll

Stan’s Weiner poll: Let me know your opinion!

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan tells you where he stands on Anthony Weiner. Now tell him where you stand. Comment

Bushwick gets rough new art space

Bushwick: Peter Hopkins, a promoter known for creating neighborhood arts centers, is preparing to open a new one in Bushwick called 299 Meserole. The uninitiated might mistake it for a crumbling warehouse, but that’s by design. Comments (55)

Arrested development — Cops cuff 18- and 21-year-old brothers in Fifth Avenue shooting

Bay Ridge: Cops arrested two young men for assaulting and shooting a man near the corner of 69th Street and Fifth Avenue on April 24. Comment

Why stay in a hostel when there’s AirBNB?

With the recent demise of Williamsburg’s Zip112 Hostel, it appears Brooklyn has become more hostile to hostels. Comment

Embattled Eric Adams a no-show at Bay Ridge Democrats meeting

Bay Ridge: His name was named, and state Sen. Eric Adams missed his meeting with the Bay Ride Democrats. Comments (17)

Momstrosity in jail after failing to repay stolen school funds

Cobble Hill: The former PTA treasurer who looted $82,000 from a Cobble Hill elementary school was jailed Wednesday for failing to make scheduled court-orderd restitution payments. Comments (5)

Bicycle benefactor bogus?

Marine Park: The youth and senior activity programs in Marine Park just got 20 new bicycles, but the organization that runs the programs isn’t sure how they’re going to be paid for. Comment

The Vagina Muralogues

Bushwick: Don Pedro Pablo did not intend for his grotesque, naked-monster murals to be offensive. Comments (3)

Bike lanes a go! — New path will help cyclists cross Gowanus, backers say

Park Slope: Cycling from Park Slope to the Columbia Street Waterfront District is about to get a whole lot easier. Comments (21)

Suspended Bishop Ford girls hoops coach leaves for Medgar Evers

High School Sports: Suspended girls basketball coach Mike Toro has left Bishop Ford to become a co-coach at Medgar Evers with athletic director Keisha Lewis, he told the Courier. Comment

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