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Brooklyn Heights: This transit buff is digging deep to unearth the secrets of New York’s subway system. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: This transit buff is digging deep to unearth the secrets of New York’s subway system. Comment
Books: A newlywed Brooklyn couple saved a truck-load on beer by making it themselves and are now trying to spread the suds love with an ice-cold, refreshing cookbook. Comment

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 bad service from AT&T

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher rips into Ma Bell for not helping out a friend in need after his grandmother died. Comment

Kinetic kids

Kinetic kids

BoroBeat: PS 236 kids took the morning off on May 7 to participate in a massive Zumba fitness class to celebrate raising money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Comment
Manhattan Beach: A neighborhood civic group is getting the cold shoulder from its local precinct. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our Bazaar image is now up. So now you can see that there is a little something for everyone at Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar, but its three bars are pretty basic. Take a tour with our drinking cartoonist and critic. Comments (10)
Nightlife: The Art of Brooklyn Film Fest, Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, double Dutch lessons, foraging in Fort Greene Park, and more things to do in Brooklyn May 9–15. Comment

Take mom out for some Bay Ridge Nights!

Bay Ridge Nights: It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and what better way to show mom you care than taking her out for a night on the town in Bay Ridge? Comment
Bergen Beach: A Bergen Beach woman is nursing her small business into an empire. Comment
Health: They are the Myrtle Village Greene Preservation Society and they are fighting a drought that the city started just in time for spring. Comment

Public opinion should not damn free speech — even when it hurts

A Britisher’s View: Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling set off a firestorm with his anti-black comments, but the law protects his right to be a racist and the kangaroo court of public opinion should butt out, writes our columnist. Comment
Books: Kids need books, not jail, the author argues. Comments (3)
Books: Kids need books, not jail, the author argues. Comment
Fitness: They were without a car in the world. Comment
Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge rallied for the troops last Sunday. Comment
Bensonhurst: The city will finally repave the pothole-plagued stretch of 86th Street between 14th and Stillwell avenues, officials announced on May 5. Comment
Health: They are the Myrtle Village Greene Preservation Society and they are fighting a drought that the city started just in time for spring. Comments (16)
Williamsburg: An embattled center for seniors and kids in Williamsburg is getting a shot in the arm from Mayor DeBlasio’s universal prekindergarten program. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge rallied for the troops last Sunday. Comment

Billyburg fifth-grade scribe shows how kindness builds character

Standing O: Standing O adds in the accolades to Williamsburg student Noah Fequiere for being named a winner in a national essay contest about kindness. Comment

Local kids try out for ‘Genius’ show

Sheepshead Bay: Being on a reality show doesn’t usually seem like a genius move, but dozens of parents and kids turned out for an event at the Amity School in Sheepshead Bay to vie for a spot on a new show called “Child Genius.” Comment

Sitt-ing vacant: Thor Equities properties dirty and derelict, Coney Islanders complain

Denizens of the People’s Playground complain that Thor Equities — the real estate giant owned by controversial land baron Joe Sitt is giving Coney Island a bad image, and dread another summer of vacant, trash-filled lots at the heart of the amusement district. Comments (2)

Cymbrowitz pushing Thompson to keep Hynes diversion programs

Will’s Watch: Things look good in Hynes-sight for Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz. Comment
A Bergen Beach woman is nursing her small business into an empire. Comments (3)

Work stoppage looms for Fearless family

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie considers going on strike. Comments (3)
Books: A newlywed Brooklyn couple saved a truck-load on beer by making it themselves and are now trying to spread the suds love with an ice-cold, refreshing cookbook. Comment
Digital editions: No? So what are you waiting for? Try the latest edition of The Brooklyn Paper. It’s loaded with all the words you love to see transfered from paper and ink to brainwaves, including “Brooklyn,” “Go,” “hipsters,” “entertainment,” “awesome,” “greatest,” “development,” “gentrification,” and, of course, “crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford.” Why? We can’t tell you here, silly! You’ll just have to click and read to find out. And as always, keep hustling, Brooklyn! Read more…

Poly Prep-Berkeley Carroll rivalry adds another memorable chapter

Joe Knows: My tweet was all typed out and ready to be sent, but I should have known better. Comment

nets vs. heat

Back Court: A series three years in the making will come down to how the Nets play in the paint, says our columnist. Comment
Front Court: The Nets need to put a horrendous showing in Game One on the shelf and play like they did in the regular season to again beat the Heat. Comment
Hospitals in Crisis: The spurned top bidder for Long Island College Hospital is suing the State University of New York, arguing the state has sabotaged negotiations that would result in the full-service hospital that activists have long rallied for. Comments (4)

Sitt-ing vacant: Thor Equities properties dirty and derelict, Coney Islanders complain

Coney Island: Denizens of the People’s Playground complain that Thor Equities — the real estate giant owned by controversial land baron Joe Sitt is giving Coney Island a bad image, and dread another summer of vacant, trash-filled lots at the heart of the amusement district. Comment

Lawsuit: Nursing-home eviction spells death for oldsters

Park Slope: The state okayed the closure of a Park Slope old folks home without stopping to think that its eviction of elderly residents could mean their demise, a lawsuit by angry relatives claims. Comments (6)

Steve Wynn, George Clooney, and Joanna

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes on Big Gambling and Big Hunks. Comment

Pop goes the festival! Brooklynites to celebrate power pop

Music: These musicians are on a mission to prove that pop can most definitely rock. Comment

Pop goes the festival! Brooklynites to celebrate power pop

Music: These musicians are on a mission to prove that pop can most definitely rock. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: A ferry informative exhibition is coming to the Brooklyn Historical Society this weekend. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: A ferry informative exhibition is coming to the Brooklyn Historical Society this weekend. Comment
Music: This band plays in the most unexpected places, or at least mostly outside of the standard venues. Comment
Music: This band plays in the most unexpected places, or at least mostly outside of the standard venues. Comment
Art: This artist is making the inside of the Domino Sugar factory bittersweet, with an emphasis on the bitter. Comment
Art: This artist is making the inside of the Domino Sugar factory bittersweet, with an emphasis on the bitter. Comments (5)

Storz shuts door on thrilling Poly victory over Berkeley Carroll

High School Sports: The Berkeley Carroll bench began to empty toward home plate as the Poly Prep players and coaches held their breath while Will Regan lofted a ball toward the right field foul line. Comment
Hospitals in Crisis: The state has ended negotiations with the developer that won the right to redevelop Long Island College Hospital and is moving on to the runner-up, which plans to dismantle the medical center and build housing in its place. Comments (7)
Greenpoint: Members of the North Brooklyn Boat Club served up some summer fun a few weeks early with their first public boat run of the season on Saturday. Comments (9)
Canarsie: A 9-year-old girl is dead after an upstate man fleeing a traffic stop in Canarsie slammed into two vehicles. Comment

Whale dies near Brooklyn Army Terminal

A 30-foot cetacean beached itself near the Brooklyn Army Terminal early on May 5 — and blew its last breath just a short time later. Comment
Marine Park: With warmer weather taking hold, Courier Life’s adventure corespondent — yours truly — and a companion headed to Floyd Bennett Field — Brooklyn’s portion of the Gateway National Recreation Area — to scope out all the outdoorsy fun to be had in Brooklyn’s only national park. Comment

Beep: Rob Ford could become role model for boro youth

Nets: Borough President Adams wants Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to come talk to Brooklyn children — after he kicks drugs. Comments (5)
Photo Galleries: As warm weather sets in, the Community Newspaper Group’s adventure corespondent scopes out all the outdoorsy fun to be had in Brooklyn’s only national park. Comments (3)

From evangelism to tech evangelism, change afoot in Dumbo

DUMBO: Dumbo is saying so long, Jehovah’s Witnesses, hello, technology. Comments (1)

Hit-and-run driver strikes elderly pedestrian on Ocean Parkway

Midwood: A 68-year-old man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run driver struck him while he crossed Ocean Parkway at Avenue O before noon on May 5. Comment

Flatbush teen and 12-year-old vanished

A young woman and a girl disappeared in Flatbush in late April and have not been seen since, say police, who are asking for the public’s help finding them. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: A second-straight upset just wasn’t to be for Brooklyn boxer Luis Collazo. Comment
High School Sports: Senior Day brought a much-needed win and some levity to Xaverian. Comment
High School Sports: Former Bishop Kearney coach Cathy Crockett remembers meeting Janelle McManus as an eighth grader in girls’ basketball camp. The 5-foot-1, 100-pound guard held her own, but Crockett had no idea of the lasting impact McManus would have on the Tigers’ program. Comment
High School Sports: Fontbonne Hall isn’t entering the playoffs on the most auspicious note. Comment

Whale dies near Brooklyn Army Terminal

A 30-foot cetacean beached itself near the Brooklyn Army Terminal early on May 5 — and blew its last breath just a short time later. Comments (2)
Greenpoint: Online success-story manufacturer Kickstarter threw itself a house-warming bash at its new Greenpoint headquarters on Saturday. Comment

Suicide on Williamsburg Bridge

Suicide on Williamsburg Bridge

Williamsburg: A man jumped to his death from the upper reaches of the span early on Monday morning, snarling traffic and leaving a grisly scene where he landed on the bridge roadway below, police said. Comments (2)

Bang-k call! Bomb threat empties Downtown high school

Students and teachers were seriously freaked out after hearing they were about to be blown to smithereens. Comments (3)
Fitness: They were without a car in the world. Comments (10)

LICH bidder claims state sabotage

Hospitals in Crisis: The developer in talks to take over Long Island College Hospital says it will only hand over the down payment that is due today with a judge watching because the state is trying to sabotage the handoff. Comments (8)
Crown Heights: A retaining wall collapsed in Crown Heights on Friday morning, crushing three autos and nearly flattening a feline. Comment

Bad vibrations: Neighbors to sue developer over construction damage

Flatlands: They’re all shook up. Comment
These student-journalists are making headlines of their own. Comment
These student-journalists are making headlines of their own. Comment

On top of Broadway! Beep wants towers along J train tracks

Borough President Adams wants to rezone nearly the entire length of Broadway so that developers can build taller, bigger buildings in exchange for providing so-called “affordable” housing. Comments (17)

Stan’s list of post-Sedar questions

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist returns with a list of queries he has had on his mind. Comment

Camine’s pal has an iPhoney problem

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher lashes into AT&T for not helping out a friend in need after his grandmother died. Comments (3)
Crown Heights: A retaining wall collapsed in Crown Heights on Friday morning, crushing three autos and nearly flattening a feline. Comments (4)

Fresh brew! Coney Island Lager and Grumpy Coffee making coffee beer

This brew bubbling between the Coney Island and Newtown creeks will get you buzzed in more ways than one. Comment

Fresh brew! Coney Island Lager and Cafe Grumpy making coffee beer

This brew bubbling between the Coney Island and Newtown creeks will get you buzzed in more ways than one. Comments (9)
Williamsburg: It started with the simple thought that the protein-bar market was a little buggy. Comment

A few trains you won’t ‘C’ overnight next week

Transit: The pain is coming into the station for night owls. Comments (1)

Change of address for W’burg craft fair

Shopping: A popular hipster market is moving to Williamsburg Park this year, just down the street from its previous location. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: About 350 Ridgers turned out last weekend to run and raise money to help special kids at the Harbor Fitness Race for Autism. Comment
Bay Ridge: About 350 Ridgers turned out last weekend to run and raise money to help special kids at the Harbor Fitness Race for Autism. Comment

Volunteers rehab Sandy-stricken home

Canarsie: A Canarsie man got an early birthday present on April 27 when a team of volunteers renovated the home he and his wife share just days before his 75th birthday. Comment

Public advocate: Slow Atlantic Yards construction messes up area’s ‘racial composition’

Atlantic Yards: Letitia James says that developer Forest City Ratner needs to hurry up and build Atlantic Yards before the surrounding area gets any richer and whiter. Comment

Public advocate: Slow Atlantic Yards construction messes up area’s ‘racial composition’

Atlantic Yards: Letitia James says that developer Forest City Ratner needs to hurry up and build Atlantic Yards before the surrounding area gets any richer and whiter. Comments (26)

State and city put the screws to alleged slumlords

Gov. Cuomo has jumped into a dispute between alleged slumlords and their tenants on the side of the renters. Comments (5)
Williamsburg: It started with the simple thought that the protein-bar market was a little buggy. Comments (3)

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