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DUMBO: Balkan Beat Box is coming home to Brooklyn — and bringing the sounds of the world with it. Comment
Music: Balkan Beat Box is coming home to Brooklyn — and bringing the sounds of the world with it. Comment

Coney on screen

Fort Greene: The Brownsville-raised director of “Fritz the Cat” is now working on a film about the seedy underbelly of 1960s Coney Island. Comment
Cinema: The Brownsville-raised director of “Fritz the Cat” is now working on a film about the seedy underbelly of 1960s Coney Island. Comments (1)

Coney on film

Doc on People’s Playground battle screens in Bay Ridge

Cinema: Coney Island is coming to Bay Ridge. Comment

Coney clash! Doc on People’s Playground battle screens in Bay Ridge

Cinema: Coney Island is coming to Bay Ridge. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

Letters: Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. 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
Nightlife: A star-studded tribute show, Kickstarter’s block party, a bicycle-themed quiz, literary karaoke, and other great things to do in Brookyln May 2–7. Comments (1)
Bar Scrawl: Featherweight is a cocktail bar hidden behind Sweet Science in Bushwick that punches above its weight. Comments (8)

Ridging in the rain

Bay Ridge Nights: Stay high and dry in Bay Ridge this weekend. Comment

Muslims detonate over 9-11 museum video

A Britisher’s View: Muslims are making a tough day tougher for New Yorkers by protesting a video exhibit in the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum, claims our columnist. Comment
Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in April. Comment
Marine Park: A man is dead after his vehicle slammed into two cars parked along Marine Parkway on April 30. Comment

Empire strikes back! New owner at Crown KTV just more of the same, board suspects

Dyker Heights: The new owners of a controversial Dyker Heights karaoke lounge swear they will change the business’s tune — but neighborhood leaders believe the song remains the same. Comment

Empire strikes back! New owner at Crown KTV just more of the same, board suspects

Dyker Heights: The new owners of a controversial Dyker Heights karaoke lounge swear they will change the business’s tune — but neighborhood leaders believe the song remains the same. Comment

Coney comes out for block party

Coney Island: Families flocked to Coney Island last weekend for its first-ever Family Day Block Party. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

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

Coney comes out for block party

Families flocked to Coney Island last weekend for its first-ever Family Day Block Party. Comment

GOP prospects are Grimm following indictment

Will’s Watch: Indicted Rep. Michael Grimm says he intends to stay in his re-election race against former Coney Island Councilman Domenic Recchia — and the GOP looks like it’s stuck with him, whether it wants him or not. Comment
Flatbush: Paint the town red — and blue, green, yellow, and pink. Comment
Nightlife: Paint the town red — and blue, green, yellow, and pink. Comments (23)
Bay Ridge: Talk about driving a hard bargain! Comment
Bay Ridge: Talk about driving a hard bargain! Comments (6)
Williamsburg: Call him a dream-pop star. Comment
Music: Call him a dream-pop star. Comment

Big day from Chavez earns Grand Street important win over Telecom

High School Sports: Grand Street catcher Marcus Chavez has looked forward to playing rival Telecommunications since the season started, but needed a wake up call to spark his play. Comment

Former LIU star’s first taste of the majors won’t be his last

Joe Knows: James Jones was destined to play in the major leagues. He just had to be patient and trust his work ethic. Comment

Giving it the ol’ college try

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders what’s more important: making his youngest do the things necessary to get into a good college — or letting her be a kid. Comments (2)
Gowanus: A day’s rain translated into a foot-deep pond on a Gowanus street this afternoon. Comments (12)

Cops: Man fired into crowd in Clinton Hill, hitting three

Clinton Hill: The wild fire may have been sparked by a dispute over the affections of a lady, a police source said. Comments (5)
Prospect Heights: Brooklyn stands head and shoulders above the competition for putting on the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Here is why. Comments (8)
Windsor Terrace: Now with video: The closure of a beloved Windsor Terrace Catholic school will throw students for a loop for the unworthy cause of making the church a quick buck, parents, students, and alumni said at a rally in front of the place on Monday. Comment
Red Hook: If your high-school prom was more “Carrie” than “Pretty In Pink,” here is your chance for a remake. Comment

Joanna’s husband makes a point — over and over again

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnists deals with another case of fingerpointitis. Comment

Community council honors police chief

Crown Heights: The 73rd Precinct Community Council held a dinner dance over the weekend to show appreciation for several local community activists and civic leaders. Comment
Nightlife: If your high-school prom was more “Carrie” than “Pretty In Pink,” here is your chance for a remake. Comments (2)

A head-start for late silent-film star

Greenwood Heights: A nearly forgotten silent-film star’s memory is finally being marked at Green-Wood Cemetery. Comment

A head-start for late silent-film star

Cinema: A nearly forgotten silent-film star’s memory is finally being marked at Green-Wood Cemetery. Comments (1)

Ch-check it out: Beastie Boys fans honor Adam Yauch with MCA Day

Gowanus: It’s just you, your posse, and MCA. Comment

Ch-check it out: Beastie Boys fans honor Adam Yauch with MCA Day

Music: It’s just you, your posse, and MCA. Comment
BoroBeat: Two Mill Basin synagogues are making sure their younger generations never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust. Comment
Checkin’ in with: The comments section is coming alive in the first installation of The Brooklyn Paper’s “Get to know a commentator” series. Comments (30)
Boro of Nerds: Brooklynites are rolling the dice on a new pastime. Comments (1)

Nets playoff action

Veteran leadership must do its job

Front Court: For the Nets to advance, the nets big men have to do the things they are paid to do, says our columnist. Comment

Deron Williams the key to Nets victory

Back Court: The chances of the Nets moving on all come down to two words. The first two words of the headline above. Comments (2)
Prospect Heights: Our favorite to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention is obvious, but will common sense prevail? We ask some local leaders, here and in the City of Brotherly Love, how the suitors stack up. Comments (12)
Windsor Terrace: Now with video: The closure of a beloved Windsor Terrace Catholic school will throw students for a loop for the unworthy cause of making the church a quick buck, parents, students, and alumni said at a rally in front of the place on Monday. Comments (12)

Fair fun on Church Ave.

BoroBeat: Thousands made the pilgrimage to the Church Avenue Business Improvement District’s street fair on April 27. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment
Get a load of the Rube Goldberg machines youngsters from Brooklyn Waldorf School created. Comment
Get a load of the Rube Goldberg machines youngsters from Brooklyn Waldorf School created. Comments (3)
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Collazo set to face Amir Khan in biggest fight of his career

Luis Collazo has fought top-tier opponents on major cards before, but none compare to the fight the Brooklyn boxer faces next. Comment

Sharks sink in second home game

There was blood in the water after the Sharks’ second home game last Saturday when the Pittsburgh Passion delivered a 6–31 pounding at Aviator Sports Complex’s Floyd Bennett Field. Comment

Adjustment pays off for Poly ace Schirripa against Riverdale

High School Sports: A lopsided loss to Holy Child proved to be quite motivational for Poly Prep ace Ciara Schirripa and her team before an important league contest against Riverdale. Comment
High School Sports: Deciding to switch from basketball to football has earned Kamaal Seymour a Division I scholarship to Rutgers. Comment

Fair fun on Church Ave.

BoroBeat: Thousands of Brooklynites made the pilgrimage to the Church Avenue Business Improvement District’s street fair. Comments (1)

Grimm reaper — Ridge Rep. indicted for alleged shady business practices

Politics: United States attorneys indicted Rep. Michael Grimm (R–Bay Ridge) on April 28 on charges of illegal business practices at a Manhattan restaurant he operated prior to winning office. Comment

Grimm reaper — Ridge Rep. indicted for alleged shady business practices

Politics: United States attorneys indicted Rep. Michael Grimm (R–Bay Ridge) on April 28 on charges of illegal business practices at a Manhattan restaurant he operated prior to winning office. Comments (20)
Mill Basin: A local junior high school is going the extra mile to keep its kids out of trouble. Comment
Midwood: The wrecking ball cometh! Comment

Would-be LICH developer faces May 4 deadline

Hospitals in Crisis: Long Island College Hospital could be handed over to a developer that has no plans to keep it a hospital if the company currently on tap to take over does not get its finances in order by May 4. Comments (3)

Public pensions promote potholes

It’s Only My Opinion: Regular readers know that my roommate’s passion has always been to travel. Besides the many countries we have visited and the ships on which we’ve sailed we have toured forty-three states, some twice and some even three times. Comment

Nation’s oldest children’s library celebrates centennial

The Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville celebrated its 100th anniversary this week, reopening after eight weeks of renovations. Comment
Shopping: Some of Brooklyn’s swankiest shopping strips are just not clean and inviting enough, say merchants who are banding together to compel the city to spruce them up even further. Comments (3)

Improved Sigismondi, big fourth inning send Xaverian past Holy Cross

High School Sports: Anthony Sigismondi’s offseason work is noticeable to both the eyes and the ears. Comment

Nation’s oldest children’s library celebrates centennial

The Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville celebrated its 100th anniversary this week, reopening after eight weeks of renovations. Comments (1)

Shooting at Clinton Hill cleaners raises complaints of ‘drug-prone corner’

Clinton Hill: A neighbor says that the gunfire that wounded a man should spur District Attorney Ken Thompson and Public Advocate Letitia James, who live in the vicinity, to take action to stop the drug trade on the block. Comments (14)

Cops: flame-throwing Borough Parker headed for cooler

Cops say they’ve got the Borough Park Molotov cocktail arsonist on ice. Comment

Cops: flame-throwing Borough Parker headed for cooler

Cops say they’ve got the Borough Park Molotov cocktail arsonist on ice. Comments (1)

Turning over a new Leif! Shuttered Ridge pub making comeback

Bay Ridge: A beloved Bay Ridge watering hole is getting a new leif on life. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: This joint is coming back for seconds. Comment

Boro potheads: District attorney’s weed policy makes sinsemilla

Top prosecutor Ken Thompson says he will not prosecute people arrested for low-level marijuana crimes, according to a memo obtained by the New York Post. Comment
Top prosecutor Ken Thompson says he will not prosecute people arrested for low-level marijuana crimes, according to a memo obtained by the New York Post. Comments (35)

Prosecutor: Men arrested for attack on gay man are W’burg Shomrim

Williamsburg: The ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood patrol group says that not all of the men arrested for an alleged brutal mob attack are members, despite a claim by prosecutors. Comments (12)

Rock of wagers! Eric Adams, Rob Ford bet on NBA playoffs

Nets: The pols reached across municipal and national boundaries to bet on the Nets-versus-Raptors series after some serious trash-talk, and after Adams took beer out of the equation. Comment
Prospect Heights: One of Brooklyn’s lushest oases is getting some national recognition with a government award presented by first lady Michelle Obama. Comments (4)

Turning over a new Leif! Shuttered Ridge pub making comeback

Bay Ridge: A beloved Bay Ridge watering hole is getting a new leif on life. Comments (35)
Gowanus: The cause of death has not yet been determined, according to police. Comments (1)

Volatile Molotov! Borough Park pyro lights up bodega

Crime: Talk about a hot item! Comment

Volatile Molotov! Borough Park pyro lights up bodega

Crime: Talk about a hot item! Comment

Rock of wagers! Eric Adams, Rob Ford bet on NBA playoffs

Nets: The pols reached across municipal and national boundaries to bet on the Nets-versus-Raptors series after some serious trash-talk, and after Adams took beer out of the equation. Comments (4)
Greenpoint: A Newtown Creek boating group backed out of a plan to build a boathouse in an industrial space along the foul channel and will set up shop in free digs at a movie production facility instead, angering their would-be landlord who wanted to collect rent on the aquatic outpost. Comments (103)

Judgment day! Slope bench hopeful once slapped for professional misconduct

Will’s Watch: A Democratic candidate for the civil court district covering Park Slope and Flatbush was on the receiving end of a censure for professional misconduct from the second-highest court in the state in 2007 and our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the whole story. Read more…

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