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Gerritsen Beach: Call them model citizens. Comment
Event: VIDEO: Take a hair-raising flight over Marine Park on the nose of a model plane. Comment

Driving the plot: Brooklyn author pens novel about crime-solving cabbie

Books: This writer is no hack — but his main character is. Comment
Williamsburg: This play is a tongue-twister and a mind-bender. Comment
Theater: This play is a tongue-twister and a mind-bender. Comment

White noise: Ben Folds will play to crowd dressed all in white

Prospect Heights: A picnic party fund-raiser at Prospect Park will be be a colorfree affair. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Historical Society is exhibiting snaps by legendary borough street photographer Lucille Fornasieri Gold, alongside the works they inspired by Nell Irvin Painter. Comment
Art: The Brooklyn Historical Society is exhibiting snaps by legendary borough street photographer Lucille Fornasieri Gold, alongside the works they inspired by Nell Irvin Painter. Comment

White noise: Ben Folds will play to crowd dressed all in white

Music: A picnic party fund-raiser at Prospect Park will be be a colorfree affair. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine says goodbye to his sister the only way he knows how

Big Screecher: This week, a very spceial screech that will bring tears to your eyes. Comment

Long-running storytelling night relocates to Brooklyn

Nightlife: The How I Learned Series is headed to Union Hall, where storytellers will regale Park Slopers with tales from the therapists’ couch. Comment

Now batting for the Cyclones, Brooke Lynn

Brooke Lynn at Bat: Get ready, Brooklyn. Our new columnist steps up to the plate, and looks ahead to an exciting Cyclones season. Comment
The Greatest Story Ever: The Kentile Floors sign may soon be erased from the Gowanus skyline, but it is not coming off of this guy’s back any time soon. Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: The Mermaid Parade, Shakespeare in Prospect Park, the Celebrate Brooklyn! fest, and more things to do and see in Brooklyn, June 20–26. Comment

Belt your heart out in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Our Bay Ridge correspondent names the best karoke nights in the neighborhood. Or as we like to call it — ka-Ridge-oke. Comment

Adams: Give kids a hobby, not a gun

Politics: We sat down with Borough President Adams this month to chat about two of his personal crusades — reducing gun violence and preventing traffic fatalities, not drinking soy lattes and finding the perfect pair of skinny jeans — though his reaction to Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby” did come up in the conversation. Comment

Adams: Give kids hobbies, not guns

Adams on Line 1: We sat down with Borough President Adams this month to chat about two of his personal crusades — reducing gun violence and preventing traffic fatalities, not drinking soy lattes and finding the perfect pair of skinny jeans — though his reaction to Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby” did come up in the conversation. Comments (3)

The United States is a dumping ground for illegals and jihadists

A Britisher’s View: Crisis-riddled America is having a nervous breakdown — and illegal immigrants and jihadists are its leading causes, writes our columnist. Comment
Williamsburg: The filmmakers behind the cult “Toxic Avenger” movie franchise are bringing their free film festival to Brooklyn for the first time. Comment

Lefferts Gardens anti-tower lawsuit is toast

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A lawsuit to stop the building of a 23-story tower near Prospect Park has been thrown out. Comments (16)

City’s Sandy recovery program is a mom-n-pop flop

The city’s Hurricane Sandy business recovery program is leaving out the little guys. Comment

City’s Sandy recovery program is a mom-n-pop flop

The city’s Hurricane Sandy business recovery program is leaving out the little guys. Comment

So Brooklyn it hurts

The Greatest Story Ever: The Kentile Floors sign may soon be erased from the Gowanus skyline, but it is not coming off of this guy’s back any time soon. Comments (13)

Out on limbs! Tour the rest of Brooklyn through his skin art

Gowanus: This Australian transplant’s tattooed back is not the only homage to Brooklyn on his body. His flesh is a greatest hits compilation of borough iconography. Comment
Downtown: Love doesn’t live here anymore. Comment

Fund-raising — more like fun-raising

BoroBeat: Kids rock climbed, ice skated and played carnival games to raise money for Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Aviator Sports and Events Center. Comment

Knockout queens! B’Heights author pens history of women’s boxing

DUMBO: Women have been boxing for 300 years, and what do they get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! Comment

Knockout queens! B’Heights author pens history of women’s boxing

Books: Women have been boxing for 300 years, and what do they get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! Comment

Positively, Steph will remain positive

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom says she sometimes needs an antidote to all of here negativity. Comments (5)
Page 1: That’s what all the people say. You’re ridin’ high in April, you’re shot down in May. But I know I’m gonna change that tune, when I’m back on top, back on top in June. That’s life, I tell ya…I can’t deny it I thought of quitting baby, but my heart just won’t buy it. And if I didn’t think it was worth just one more try, I’d roll myself up in a big ball and die. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Gritty Sigismondi helped will Xaverian to crown

Joe Knows: No one will describe Anthony Sigismondi as “dominant” in the traditional sense. The adjectives will be more like “winner,” “competitor,” and “leader.” But those attributes were more than enough. Comment
Ups & Downs: It’s not just about who wins and loses, it what else happens around the game! Comments (1)

City gives Methodist expansion a lease on life

Park Slope: The Board of Standards and Appeals green-lighted the New York Methodist Hospital expansion on Tuesday, opening the way for the hospital to build an eight-story, U-shaped outpatient center on Fifth Street, Eighth Avenue, and Sixth Street. Comments (1)

Shack attack! Second Bklyn Shake Shack opens doors in Dumbo

Dining: The high-end fast-food restaurant is shaking up the waterfront food scene. Comments (4)
Downtown: Love doesn’t live here anymore. Comments (15)

New hoops team in the ’hood

There’s a new professional basketball team in town — and it’s looking for talent. Comment

Jo’s column reminds us of Game of Thrones

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist compares here work to that of George RR Martin. Kinda. Comment
BoroBeat: Grease was the word at JASA Trump 4 US on June 17, when students from PS 100 and seniors from the W. Fifth Street complex performed the classic together. Comment
BoroBeat: Safety Day at Floyd Bennett Field sounded the alarm for excitement as emergency services showed kids the importance of safety on June 15. Comment

Driving the plot: Brooklyn author pens novel about crime-solving cabbie

Books: This writer is no hack — but his main character is. Comments (1)

Where’s Cuomo? 34 days and still no word on LICH

Cobble Hill: We have been calling, e-mailing, tweeting at, and sending faxes to Gov. Cuomo in some combination every day since May 15, asking whether he will step in to reopen Long Island College Hospital so that the future of the neighborhood’s medical service can be secured. We still have not heard back.

Paint he something? Library’s artist in residence on display

Art: Brooklyn Public Library’s contracted creator kicked off a summer exhibition with a fast and furious painting demonstration. Comment
Prospect Heights: Prepare your drums — and your eardrums! Comment
Music: Prepare your drums — and your eardrums! Comments (2)

Clones cruise over Renegades

The Ride: Look, we know it’s kinda early to check the standings, but there is a battle for first place going on in the McNamara Division, and it involves our beloved Cyclones. Comment
High School Sports: Two of Brooklyn’s top track stars were left with plenty to celebrate as their careers draw to close. Comment

Gay day! Gay day! Brooklyn Pride strikes Slope

Event: They went up in flames. Comments (1)
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First ride on the Thunderbolt!

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First ride on the Thunderbolt!

Coney Island: The Thunderbolt roller coaster stormed into the People’s Playground over the weekend, so we sent our intrepid Adventure Correspondent Max Jaeger to take the first ride and bring back the lowdown on this high-flying new beast of the Boardwalk. Comment

Field Day! School takes a break for outdoor fun

Midwood: These kids had a field day — literally! Comment
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First ride on the Thunderbolt!

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First ride on the Thunderbolt!

Photo Galleries: We rode the lightning and lived to tell the tale. Comments (1)

Gay day! Gay day! Brooklyn Pride strikes Slope

Park Slope: It was loud, proud, and as Park Slope as it gets. Comment
Gerritsen Beach: She won the bout, but Heather “The Heat” Hardy still wasn’t happy with how the first women’s boxing match at the Barclays Center turned out. Comment
BoroBeat: Brooklyn high schools aced graduation day, with joyous ceremonies across the borough. Comment
BoroBeat: Brooklyn high schools aced graduation day, with joyous ceremonies across the borough. Comment

Errors lead to Cyclones defeat

The Ride: It’s a simple game — you throw the ball; you hit the ball; you catch the ball. Except when you can’t do those things. Comment

Field Day! School takes a break for outdoor fun

Midwood: These kids had a field day — literally! Comment
Park Slope: Park Slope residents reached an elevated plane at a Sunday street fair — and we have the photos to prove it. Comment
High School Sports: Milo Sklar’s name hadn’t been on the tip of people’s tongues talking about the top baseball players in the New York City, but he’s put it there this season. Comment

LICH-Ville Estates is coming

Hospitals in Crisis: Long Island College Hospital is going condo. Comments (14)
Nightlife: They were pretty in shrink. Comments (4)

Cyclones split Fathers Day double-header with Yanks

The Ride: It was such a beautiful day for baseball, they played two! And the Cyclones won one! Comment
Bergen Beach: What a mensch! Comment

Green light for bike-friendly Flushing

Mean Streets: The truck route is getting a two-wheeler friendly paint job from Classon Avenue to Queens, but don’t expect actual, separate bike lanes most of the way. Comments (17)
Park Slope: The seniors facing eviction from their tony Grand Army Plaza nursing home got a brief reprieve on Friday when a judge ordered management to keep the place open, for now. Comments (2)
Gowanus: The Kentile Floors sign is dead. Long live the Kentile Floors sign. Comment
Gowanus: The Kentile Floors sign is dead. Long live the Kentile Floors sign. Comments (4)

Stan on Mexico, buttcalls, and the flag

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist defines some things you need to know. Comment

Ratner wins prize for best … preservationist?

Atlantic Yards: The developer who destroyed, then built over, big swaths of Brooklyn snagged top honors from a preservationist group this week. Comment

Rebar owner agrees to M restitution for lovebirds

DUMBO: It’s the big payback. Comment

It’s time to play LICH Bingo

Hospitals in Crisis: Introducing LICHO — the family game that will keep you engaged with the news while it supplies you with hours of fun! Comments (1)

Atlantic Yards goes Futurama

Atlantic Yards goes Futurama

Atlantic Yards: If you start to build it, they will wildly extrapolate. Comments (11)

And they’re off! Cyclones take opener!

The Ride: Baseball’s back in Coney Island, and the Cyclones are victorious! Comments (2)

Carmine’s final screech to his beloved sister

Sunday Screech: Look, nobody can say goodbye like Carmine. Comments (5)

Sometimes it rains! Cyclones opener washed out

The Ride: Last night’s game against the hated Staten Island Yankees was rained out. But tonight’s game is on! Comment
DUMBO: Catch all the World Cup action on the big screen in Dumbo. Comments (1)

Rebar owner agrees to $1M restitution for lovebirds

DUMBO: It’s the big payback. Comments (4)

Puss gets the boot

Gerritsen Beach: The feds say this wild cat colony in Plumb Beach has to go. Comment

Puss gets the boot! Feds move to clear feline favela

The feds say a cat shantytown kitty-philes have built in Plumb Beach has got to go — and our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com have the whole story. Read more…
High School Sports: Xaverian’s baseball season easily could have ended more than two weeks ago with heads hung in disappointment. That just wasn’t meant to be the lasting image of this year’s Clippers club, whose coach even called the season a rebuilding one when the campaign began. Comment

Ratner wins prize for best … preservationist?

Atlantic Yards: The developer who destroyed, then built over, big swaths of Brooklyn snagged top honors from a preservationist group this week. Comments (10)
Dining: Rumors of its beehives are greatly exaggerated. Comments (8)

Show Dad a righteous time in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” like a big night out in Bay Ridge, and the new Bay Ridge Nights reporter Max Jaeger has your guide to all the action over at BrooklynDaily.com. Read more…
Shopping: A hipster thrift store that fled rising rents on Williamsburg’s main drag has set up shop in the industrial other end of the neighborhood. Comments (5)

Rebar owner headed behind bars

DUMBO: The bar owner accused of pocketing $1 million for weddings he knew wouldn’t happen has copped to avoiding taxes and pocketing sales tax proceeds over the course of four years. Comments (6)

Makeover in store for Park Slope eyesore

Park Slope: A crumbling Park Slope hovel may soon be home to high-priced condos. Comments (14)
Shopping: An upstart flea market is gunning for a piece of the tchotchke juggernaut’s market share — and Brooklyn Flea bigs say it is trying to steal their customers and vendors. Comments (2)

Cycling Bushwick DJ killed in crash

Mean Streets: Members of the electronic music and rap scenes are mourning a Bushwick DJ who was fatally struck by a driver while riding his bike on Tuesday. Comments (13)

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