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‘Whither freedom,’ Stan asks his readers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist questions just how free we really are. Comment

Show and smell: Freaky corpse contest brings stuffed animals and skeletons to Gowanus

Gowanus: You don’t have to take a dip in the Gowanus Canal to see some freaky mutant creatures on April 6. Comment

Show and smell: Freaky corpse contest brings stuffed animals and skeletons to Gowanus

Nightlife: You don’t have to take a dip in the Gowanus Canal to see some freaky mutant creatures on April 6. Comment

Bay Ridge go bragh! Neighborhood parade turns 21 with bells and tin whistles

Bay Ridge: The streets ran green in Bay Ridge on March 23 for the 21st-annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Comment
Manhattan Beach: The former “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” house band brings Motown classics to Kingsborough College. Comment
Music: The former “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” house band brings Motown classics to Kingsborough College. Comment

The ‘Brooklyn bonfire’ is back!

Prospect Heights: The silent film that helped coin the term “it girl” is playing at the Central Library — just blocks away from where its star Clara Bow grew up. Comment

The ‘Brooklyn bonfire’ is back!

Cinema: The silent film that helped coin the term “it girl” is playing at the Central Library — just blocks away from where its star Clara Bow grew up. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

Letters: Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

The Carmine Awards were a hugh success!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher is all excited about the awards he named for himself! Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Orchestral pop, music nerd trivia, the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, a baseball tour of a graveyard, and more things to do in Brooklyn March 28–April 3. Comment

Pot-er Familias: P’Slope journalist writes book about his dope-smuggling dad

Park Slope: Take your kid to work day? Fuhgeddaboudit! Comment

Pot-er Familias: P’Slope journalist writes book about his dope-smuggling dad

Books: Take your kid to work day? Fuhgeddaboudit! Comment

Bartoonist says new brewpub is the schnitz

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist maps out new Greenpoint brewpub Dirck the Norseman. Comments (5)

Bay Ridge springs into action

Bay Ridge Nights: Spring is finally here, and the nights are heating up in Bay Ridge. Comment

Bill’s blahs after three months on the job

A Britisher’s View: Hizzoner’s job-approval rating is dismal and ideology has claimed his common sense, writes our columnist. Comment

Back off! CB18 says Build It Back office is more trouble than it’s worth

Mill Basin: Neighborhood leaders say the Mill Basin office of a city-run disaster-relief program that shares space with the local community board is making it much harder for the board to do its job, while doing very little good for the public. Comment
Canarsie: A stretch of road in Canarsie was underwater after a pipe broke and flooded the street Monday afternoon. Comment

Senior Umbrella Network celebrates elder advocates

Dyker Heights: Dozens came out for the Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn’s 11th-annual breakfast at the Dyker Beach Golf Course on March 18 — including five special honorees and the city’s number-two official, Public Advocate Letitia James. Comment

Don’t shoot! Cops ban picture-taking at public training demo

Fort Greene: Fort Greene’s 88th police precinct showed off a video-game training system that teaches recruits when it is okay to shoot people, but top cops demanded that our photographer hold his fire. Comments (2)

State takes over Interfaith, promises bailout

Hospitals in Crisis: The state has installed its own management at the beleaguered Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital and offered up $20-30-million to keep it afloat, a hospital spokeswoman said. Comments (3)

BWECC-tacular! Carmine throws a party

BoroBeat: Carmine “Big Screecher” Santa Maria threw his 35th annual party for his 53-year-old civic group at El Caribe on March 19 — honoring neighborhood leaders and eating some delicious food. Comment

Winning a contest and a birthday too!

Standing O: Standing O wants to know, “Where is our T-shirt?” Comment

Helping the hungry one sandwich at a time

Bay Ridge: Volunteers from as far away as Mississippi showed up to make sandwiches for Brooklyn’s homeless last Saturday. Comment

The band played on: The rise and fall and rise of Ditmas Park duo Via Audio

Williamsburg: Via Audio has weathered the loss of its management, booking agent, and the lack of a label. But can it overcome a seperation of 2,448 miles? Comment

The band played on: The rise and fall and rise of Ditmas Park duo Via Audio

Music: Via Audio has weathered the loss of its management, booking agent, and the lack of a label. But can it overcome a seperation of 2,448 miles? Comment
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, the small-scale soda manufacturer upgrading its Williamsburg operation, is not the first soft-drink-maker to set up shop in the borough. Comments (17)

Coming to terms with the terms of mom-hood

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures out that the older her boys get, the more she’ll have to give ground. Comments (3)

All-American Cuevas overcame personal tragedies

Joe Knows: Being named a McDonald’s All-American is a validation for Bianca Cuevas — proof that she has moved beyond her personal tragedies and answered her critics. Comment

nuthin' but nets!

Backcourt must stop playing like frontcourt!

Back Court: This week, our columnist wants to make sure his players start doing their jobs the right way — and that means facing forward. Comment

Pick a Plumlee: How Mason made it big

Front Court: This week, our columnist cheers the surprising work of Mason Plumlee. Comment
Carroll Gardens: Giuseppe Caputo, the proprietor of the Carroll Gardens mainstay, passed away on Friday. Comment

Prognosis negative: LICH advocates slam Related, Fortis overhaul plans

Hospitals in Crisis: Activists against closing Long Island College Hospital do not agree on who should take over, but they know exactly who they don’t want — developers who would replace the hospital with a few doctor’s offices. Comments (4)

Brighton Beachers demand repairs to Asser Levy

Brighton Beach: The one thing everyone agreed on is that there’s a lot of work to do. Comment
Atlantic Yards: The Russian billionaire who owns Brooklyn’s home-team is planning to move its corporate operation overseas, apparently to beat the descent of a second Iron Curtain in response to Russia’s military chicanery in Ukraine. Comment
Atlantic Yards: The Russian billionaire who owns Brooklyn’s home-team is planning to move its corporate operation overseas, apparently to beat the descent of a second Iron Curtain in response to Russia’s military chicanery in Ukraine. Comments (3)

Spread love it’s the Brooklyn Day!

Photo Galleries: The Brooklyn Paper doesn’t need a special day to express appreciation for the borough we call home, but we are certainly not knocking the do-gooders who came out in droves for a volunteer event this weekend. Comment

Electric dreams: See a 12-piece theremin orchestra in Red Hook

Red Hook: The popularity of the theremin comes in waves. Now it is generating buzz once again, with a history-making concert at Pioneer Works. Comment

Jo says the chain is falling off the ‘bikeshare’ plan

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist figures out why the city’s bike rental program is failing. Comment

Electric dreams: See a 12-piece theremin orchestra in Red Hook

Music: The popularity of the theremin comes in waves. Now it is generating buzz once again, with a history-making concert at Pioneer Works. Comments (1)

Beep on charity probe: Talk to my lawyer

Adams on Line 1: Borough President Adams was more than happy to give his take on the city’s War on Cars and Coney Island’s first new roller coaster since 1927 — no way is he getting on that thing — but when the conversation turned to recent reports that the city is investigating him after an aide allegedly solicited funds at Borough Hall for a nonexistent group, Adams clammed up and directed us to talk it over with his attorney. Comments (2)
Greenpoint: Talk about art that pops! Comment
Flatbush: The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush celebrated its 35th annual Community Legislative Breakfast last Sunday, hosting elected officials from as close by as Borough Hall and as far away as the U.S. Senate. Comment

Park-lovers convene for cocktails

Event: Brooklyn Bridge Park stewards had some fun inside for a change. Comments (1)

Former South Shore star Samuel helps UConn reach Sweet 16

Former South Shore guard Terrence Samuel picked the right time for his best game in a University of Connecticut uniform. Comment

Eco-conscious Carroll Gardens school gets green-thumbs-up

Carroll Gardens: These little gardeners let their green flag fly. Comment
The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush celebrated its 35th annual Community Legislative Breakfast on Sunday, hosting elected officials from as close by as Borough Hall and as far away as the U.S. Senate. Comment

White goods stolen for black market

Canarsie: Brazen burglars are making off with big-ticket items like stoves and washing machines from homes vacated for post-Sandy reconstruction, and community leaders say it could be happening right under neighbors’ noses. Comment

Signs of life in LICH bidding

Hospitals in Crisis: Four of nine pitches for redeveloping Long Island College Hospital keep the hospital a hospital, but real estate interests and political intrigue run through them all. Comments (7)

Flatbush fight! Assembly race could become retirement party

Will’s Watch: Who will be the Dutchess of Flatbush? The politics column from our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com has some insight. Read more…

Flatbush fight! Assembly race could become retirement party

Will’s Watch: Who will be the Dutchess of Flatbush? Comment

Three Brooklyn high school hoops stars headed to McDonald’s All-American game

High School Sports: Brooklyn will be well-represented in this year’s McDonald’s All-American games, as three players with ties to the borough will compete in the prestigious high school basketball all-star contests. Comment

Brooklyn Community’s undefeated season ends in state Federation semifinals

High School Sports: ALBANY — Brooklyn Community Arts and Media’s bid for a perfect season came up short on Saturday. Comment
High School Sports: At the start of the season, Travis Atson wasn’t widely considered to be one the city’s best players, but his stellar junior year has changed all that. Comment

Former Boys & Girls star Prochet shines at Federation tournament for LuHi

High School Sports: Marvin Prochet is finally becoming everything he was told he could be. Comment

Town hall on Asser Levy Park

Brighton Beach: Brighton Beach residents are encouraged to come out to a town hall meeting on tonight and sound off about the future of Asser Levy Park. Comment

Pedestrian killed in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: An 82-year-old woman is dead after a driver struck her in Sheepshead Bay, early in the morning of March 21. Comment

Free fire alarms for seniors

Marine Park: Seniors in Southern Brooklyn have about two months left to take advantage of a city program that offers smoke alarms and special devices for the hard-of-hearing. Comment

Occupy the toilet! Brighton Beach bathroom battle devolves into class warfare

Brighton Beach: Call it a tale of two toilets. Comment

As his piano gently weeps: Silent-film buff brings old celluloid to life

Cinema: A Midwood man has spent the past 17 years screening forgotten flicks for free. Comment

Spread love it’s the Brooklyn Day!

Photo Galleries: The Brooklyn Paper doesn’t need a special day to express appreciation for the borough we call home, but we are certainly not knocking the do-gooders who came out in droves for a volunteer event this weekend. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: The industrial area around Williamsburg’s Morgan Avenue L station is about to get a little more bubbly. Comments (30)

Pint-sized perp robs Ridge bank

Bay Ridge: He must have been short on money. Comment

Town hall on Asser Levy Park

Brighton Beach residents are encouraged to come out and sound off on Monday about the future of Asser Levy park at a town hall meeting convened by Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D–Sheepshead Bay). Get all the info from our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com. Read more…

Pint-sized perp robs Ridge bank

Bay Ridge: He must have been short on money. Comments (5)

Fact is, ‘Party’ is spelled C-A-R-M-I-N-E

Sunday Screech: You haven’t won an award until you’ve won a Carmine! Comments (1)

Bay Ridge goes on parade

Bay Ridge Nights: Just when you thought it was over — our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com are bringing more Saint Patrick’s Day revelry your way. Read more…

Hit-and-run in Midwood

Hit-and-run in Midwood

Midwood: An 8-year-old Midwood boy is in stable condition after the driver of a minivan struck him on Avenue J near E. 29th Street and fled the scene on March 20. Comment

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish activist condemns Purim flag-burning

Williamsburg: A group of Satmar Hasidic Jews are coming under fire for burning an Israeli flag in Williamsburg during a raucous Purim celebration on Sunday. Comments (17)

In which our Captain finds himself stuck in a Coney contraption

Captain’s Log: Sir Patrick Stewart’s visit to the Coney Quadrant goes awry when he and first officer Ian McKellen become trapped in a wonder-inspiring wheel. Comments (1)

Park and ride

Park and ride

Ditmas Park: That’s one way to catch a train. Comment

Food incubators come to Industry City

The low-cost space available in Sunset Park’s Industry City is prompting a boom in a new business model — the time-share kitchen. Comment

So many cooks in the kitchen! Food incubators come to Industry City

Sunset Park: The low-cost space available in Sunset Park’s Industry City is prompting a boom in a new business model — the time-share kitchen. Comments (2)
Ditmas Park: She caught a ride — to jail. Comments (11)

Republicans rush to take on broke Krasny

Will’s Watch: This week over at BrooklynDaily.com, it is the story of how the race to take on penniless Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D–Seagate) is quickly becoming a Republican pile-up. Read more…

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