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Fort Greene: The Brooklyn Academy of Music will play host to the debut performance of a Twyla Tharp dance piece, set to live music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Comment
Dance: The Brooklyn Academy of Music will play host to the debut performance of a Twyla Tharp dance piece, set to live music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Comment

Amateur hour: Brooklyn home brewers compete for glory in Gowanus

Gowanus: Local home brewers will pit their best beers against each other at the “Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Festival” — and you can help decide the winner. Comment
Red Hook: This guy likes to follow tradition — with a camera! Comment

Flop-house cinema: W’burg film fest celebrates bad movies

Williamsburg: Brooklyn has festivals for cat films, motorbike films, and science fiction films. And now it has a festival for bad films. Comment
Art: This guy likes to follow tradition — with a camera! Comment

Flop-house cinema: W’burg film fest celebrates bad movies

Cinema: Brooklyn has festivals for cat films, motorbike films, and science fiction films. And now it has a festival for bad films. Comments (11)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine’s had it with freeloading charter schools

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher reminds you of an event that happened last week, just in case you missed it. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: A cellist covering Jimi Hendrix on a boat, “Ghostbusters” fans roasting marshmallows in a cinema, scientists debating the Hubble Space Telescope over beer, and other awesome things happening in Brooklyn this weekend and beyond. Comment
Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge chef is cooking up a fight against the city’s regime of restaurant health-codes and fines, which he says strangles a vital part of the local small-business sector. Comment
Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge chef is cooking up a fight against the city’s regime of restaurant health-codes and fines, which he says strangles a vital part of the local small-business sector. Comments (4)

Bartoonist uncovers a treasure trove of beer

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator heads to Crown Heights’ newest craft beer bar, Covenhoven, for a not-so-quiet pint. Comments (20)

Tooting their own flute: Flutronix brings a modern sound to the classical instrument

Williamsburg: This Crown Heights duo is making the school-band staple cool again. Comment

It’s the time of the season for Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge Nights is back, letting you know where to take cover from those pesky April showers — before the month of May flowers! Comment

Tooting their own flute: Flutronix brings a modern sound to the classical instrument

Music: This Crown Heights duo is making the school-band staple cool again. Comment

Still rebuilding: Red Cross volunteers restore Sandy-swamped Canarsie home

Canarsie: Hunter College students and other local volunteers finished out Red Cross Month with a rebuilding project in Canarsie on March 29. Comment

Malevolent mullahs must be cracking up over WTC security breach

A Britisher’s View: Our sworn enemies are having a field day over America’s diminishing respect for the memories of 9-11 victims, writes our columnist. Comment

Mill Basin boy takes home international fencing title

Mill Basin: Superlative swordsman Ethan Kushnerik, 10, came in first at the 37th annual International Children’s Fencing Tournament Challenge. Comment

Stuck in a hole: City hotline botches sinkhole response

Marine Park: After more than a year, a dozen 311 calls, a couple of inspections, and a big runaround, residents of E. 37th Street felt like they were only digging themselves in deeper trying to get the city to fix a five-foot-deep sinkhole opening up under their sidewalk. Comment

Spice market: Smorgasburg fires up again with two India-inspired hot sauces

Dining: Brooklyn’s outdoor markets are gearing up for an Indian summer. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Spice market: Smorgasburg fires up again with two India-inspired hot sauces

Dining: Brooklyn’s outdoor markets are gearing up for an Indian summer. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge is ready for its close-up! Comment
Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge is ready for its close-up! Comments (9)

Bathroom break! Cymbrowitz catches wave of Oceana cash

Will’s Watch: This gives a new meaning to flushing money down the toilet. Comment

Parade in the shade

BoroBeat: Rain didn’t stop Gerritsen Beachers from marching in the neighborhood’s fifth annual Saint Patrick’s Festival Parade on March 29. Comment

Ori-gins: Historian gives talk on the strange story of gin

Gowanus: Call it a spirited discussion. Comment

Ori-gins: Historian gives talk on the strange story of gin

Event: Call it a spirited discussion. Comments (1)

Learning by doing

Learning by doing

BoroBeat: The Bay Academy held a science night for its students, with teachers and professionals doing demonstrations for the kids. Comment
Downtown: The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn is a tight-knit bunch. Comment
Art: The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn is a tight-knit bunch. Comments (1)
Page 1: People will read, Ray. They’ll read for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your newsstand, not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive as innocent as children, longing for the past. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been newspapers. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But newspapers have marked the time. This paper, these stories, are a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again. Oh, people will read, Ray. People will most definitely read. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Dad’s left the baby home alone — again

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes his two daughters are being raised differently. Comments (1)

Nuthin' but Nets

Fresh legs will help Nets playoff run

Front Court: Yeah, they got injured and the Nets still played well. But having Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko back will help the Nets this postseason. Comment

This Joe Johnson nickname should stick.

Back Court: This week, our columnist proclaims ‘Iso Joe’ is now ‘Joe Cool.” Comment

New college hoops agreement has Barclays in postion to best MSG

Joe Knows: The Barclays Center took a significant step towards surpassing Madison Square Garden as New York City’s premier destination for college basketball with the announcement of its deals with the Atlantic Coast and Atlantic-10 conferences. Comment
Breaking Chews: The obvious move when your clam shack finds success along the banks of the Gowanus Canal — open an outpost a hop, skip, and a jump from Newtown Creek. Comments (7)
Park Slope: A team of Park Slope Poindexters has come up with its own plan for the expansion of New York Methodist Hospital that its leaders say will trade the hospital’s mountain for an easier-to-swallow molehill. Comments (4)

Filched fido fetched! Purloined puppy returned to Marine Park pet store

Marine Park: A stolen puppy is home safe after a few days on the lam. Comment

Perv grabs caboose in N train station

Bay Ridge: Cops are trying to track down a creep who groped a 17-year-old girl’s backside at the Eighth Avenue N stop on March 23. Comment

Police seek N train groper

Bay Ridge: Cops are trying to track down a creep who groped a 17-year-old girl’s backside at the Eighth Avenue N stop on March 23. Comments (2)

Police seek clues in Dyker disappearance

Dyker Heights: Police need your help to find a man who vanished from his Dyker Heights home last week. Comment

Cops after clues in Dyker disappearance

Dyker Heights: Police need your help to find a man who vanished from his Dyker Heights home last week. Comment
Boro of Nerds: You shall not pass — if you cannot spell, that is. Comment

Board wants the short bus

Sheepshead Bay: Leaders in Sheepshead Bay want to select some shorter buses. Comment
Boro of Nerds: You shall not pass — if you cannot spell, that is. Comment
Greenpoint: Toast the “Mad Monk” at this educational dinner party celebrating the life and legacy of the mysterious Russian mystic. Comment
Dining: Toast the “Mad Monk” at this educational dinner party celebrating the life and legacy of the mysterious Russian mystic. Comments (1)

Coney meets Carnival: Funk group celebrates Coney Island with a Big Easy sound

Sheepshead Bay: This band is bringing the sounds of the Big Easy to the Big Apple — and taking listeners from the Boardwalk to Bourbon Street. Comment

Coney meets Carnival: Funk group celebrates People’s Playground with a Big Easy sound

Music: This band is bringing the sounds of the Big Easy to the Big Apple — and taking listeners from the Boardwalk to Bourbon Street. Comment

Sharing is caring

BoroBeat: The social-service group HeartShare raked in $700,000 at its centennial gala. Comment

Jo’s two favorite shows go off the air

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our television critics let you know that the final episodes of “Psych” and “How I Met Your Mother” were awesome. Comment

Filched fido fetched! Purloined puppy returned to Marine Park pet store

A stolen puppy is home safe after a few days on the lam. Comments (4)
Mean Streets: Atlantic Avenue is less deadly but even more destructive than it was nearly a decade ago, when The Brooklyn Paper first dubbed it “The Avenue of Death and Destruction,” and the city is finally taking notice. Comments (12)

Moroccan association celebrates in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: The Moroccan American House Association celebrated its third year anniversary on March 23 with a gala at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment
Harbor Watch: Educators from across the city toured Fort Hamilton to see what the Army has to offer its students. Comment
Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in March. Comment
High School Sports: Brooklyn continued to prove it is the city’s premier basketball borough, despite the lack of championships brought home this season. Comment

St. Francis College lands St. Peter’s point guard Sanabria

Glenn Sanabria ended his travel ball season with New Heights last summer with an uneasy feeling — and without a college scholarship offer — despite being on a team that won the national title. Comment

Loughlin duo helps Catholic League to Mayor’s Cup romp in final game as teammates

High School Sports: Bishop Loughlin stars Khadeen Carrington and Mike Williams realized as opponents that they were headed for their final game as teammates. Comment

Sharing is caring

BoroBeat: The social-service group HeartShare raked in $700,000 at its centennial gala. Comments (1)

Doggone! Puppy pinched from Marine Park pet store

Marine Park: It was “Gone In 60 Seconds” — puppy style. Comment

PS 238 holds annual talent show!

Sheepshead Bay: They’ve got talent, and they aren’t afraid to show it off. Comment
Williamsburg: The Williamsburg freestyle walking studio that shuttered suddenly in December is back up and running with a new name and new ownership. Comments (6)

TUESDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety at town hall meeting

Mean Streets: Officials are inviting Brooklynites to tell them where streets are the diciest for pedestrians and cyclists and how to make them safer. Comment

Doggone! Puppy pinched from Marine Park pet store

It was “Gone In 60 Seconds” — puppy style. Comments (1)

Sailor Stan talks tax ‘refunds’

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist opines that the government should pay us interest when it uses our money to do its banking. Comment

Reloaded, balanced Telecom aims for city baseball title repeat

High School Sports: This year’s Telecommunications squad doesn’t lack for talent, but it will be less reliant on star power. Comment

TUESDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety at town hall meeting

Mean Streets: Officials are inviting Brooklynites to tell them where streets are the diciest for pedestrians and cyclists and how to make them safer. Comments (11)

Williamsburg man has been missing for three months

Williamsburg: Police are searching for a man who disappeared without a trace from his Williamsburg apartment in January. Comments (8)

When Carmine gets political, he really gets political!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher blasts the mayor, the former mayor, and just about everone else that likes charter schools. Comments (5)

Truce after LICH activists claim bid rigging

Hospitals in Crisis: The state misled evaluators about the viability of some Long Island College Hospital redevelopment plans that include full-service hospitals, according to anti-hospital-closure activists. Comments (2)

Bay Ridge springs into action

Bay Ridge Nights: Spring is finally here, and the nights are heating up in Bay Ridge. Find out where the hotspots are from our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com. Read more…

Window pain! Cop and teen crash through window of Downtown restaurant amid scuffle

Downtown: NOW WITH VIDEO AND ADDITIONAL INFO: A police melee at a Chinese eatery left two teens in handcuffs, one of them bloodied after a tumble through a plate glass window. Comments (55)

Cops: Bensonhurst flasher in jail

Bensonhurst: The flasher that terrorized Bensonhurst two weeks ago is behind bars, according to cops. Comment
Dyker Heights: A forklift driver ran down an elderly woman crossing 13th Avenue near the corner of 60th Street on March 26, according to police. Comment
Dyker Heights: A forklift driver ran down an elderly woman crossing 13th Avenue near the corner of 60th Street on March 26, according to police. Comments (13)
Downtown: Tenants say housing court is too cramped for justice to be served and that the city should stop renting it from a notorious slumlord. Comments (6)
Barclays is bringing on the March maddness! Comment

Letter: Chinese democracy is the cure for what ails LICH

Hospitals in Crisis: A former ombudsman who oversaw the lawsuit to determine the future of Long Island College Hospital thinks the choice of who should redevelop the hospital is obvious. Comments (7)

Mckibbin Lofts fashion designer missing

Williamsburg: Police are searching for a fashion designer who vanished from his home in Williamsburg’s McKibbin Lofts on Saturday night. Comments (10)

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