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Sheepshead Bay’s swan enthusiasts can save their beloved birds — but it’ll cost them. Comments (7)

New novel details the horrors of apartment-hunting in Brooklyn

Fort Greene: This is a different kind of scary story. Comment

Carmine loses power — and his mind!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech we find out what happens when Carmine is trapped in his apartment without power or water. Fact is, it gets pretty ugly. Comments (6)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Holy Screech! Carmine’s without power!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher finds out what it’s like to live without any water to flush his dreams away! Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment

Sharing o’ the green

Sharing o’ the green

Mill Basin: A St. Patrick’s Day fund-raiser and online campaign aids a Mill Basin family that lost their home in fire. Comment

Adopt a swan

Swan ransom: State will spare birds — if you pay

Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay’s swan enthusiasts can save their beloved birds — but it’ll cost them. Comment

Bird-en: Putting a price on a swan’s head

Sheepshead Bay: We crunch the numbers on how much it would cost to take in one of Sheepshead Bay’s iconic waterfowl. Comment

Sham-rock the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: The Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is this Sunday — and we have all the details on where to go and what to do before, during, and after the festivities. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Comedy and choreography combine, ’60s Cuban cinema, bizarre corporate musicals, and other great things to see in Brooklyn, March 20–25. Comment

New novel details the horrors of apartment-hunting in Brooklyn

Books: This is a different kind of scary story. Comments (2)

FEMA’s fraud fix

FEMA’s fraud fix

Gerritsen Beach: Days after federal officials admitted that fraudulent reports may have cheated thousands of residents out of insurance money after Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the agency will review more than 144,000 insurance claims filed by superstorm victims. Comment

Sham-rock the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Saint Patrick’s Day isn’t over until Bay Ridge says it is over, and our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have all the details on where to go and what to do before, during, and after the big parade. Read more…

United States citizens shouldn’t be so paranoid about patriotism

A Britisher’s View: National identity is responsible for U.S. successes, but Americans want their patriotism to disappear at a time when they need it the most, writes our columnist. Comment

Call me 'Vinnie'

My candidate Vinnie

My candidate Vinnie

Bay Ridge: He’s the candidate formerly known as Vincent. Comment
Bay Ridge: He’s the candidate formerly known as Vincent. Comments (11)

The variations of Vinnie

Bay Ridge: Councilman Vincent Gentile adopted the “Vinnie” moniker for his congressional bid against Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, but that’s not the only position he’s changed over the years. Comment

The variations of Vinnie

Bay Ridge: Councilman Vincent Gentile adopted the “Vinnie” moniker for his congressional bid against Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, but that’s not the only position he’s changed over the years. Comments (2)

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for the new rabbi

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

Blackmail by bus

Blackmail by bus

Bergen Beach: The owner of a Bergen Beach lot hosting a notoriously noxious bus depot is holding locals’ heath hostage to force them to accept a condominium development that residents rejected more than five years ago, according to residents. Comment

Bensonhurst author describes leaving the Hasidim

Boerum Hill: This writer is in the spotlight, losing his religion. Comment

Bensonhurst author describes leaving the Hasidim

Books: This writer is in the spotlight, losing his religion. Comments (2)

Film night celebrates the lesser-known works of William Shatner

Park Slope: Boldly watch what no man has seen before. Comment
Nathan’s Famous: Our deputy editor looks back on years of Brooklyn Paper fandom culminating in the best job he has ever had. Comments (10)

Shat show! Film night celebrates the lesser-known works of William Shatner

Cinema: Boldly watch what no man has seen before. Comment

Crummy realizes that he wasn’t high all this time — the Nets are just slow

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist recounts his years of medicating with marijuana — and gives District Attorney Ken Thompson a special shout-out — as a way of assessing the late-season Nets. Comment

My daughter and drugs on the college campus

The Dad: This week, the Dad hashes out his expectations of his college-age daughter when it comes to taking illegal drugs. Comment
Page 1: An editor arrived just the other day, came into the office in the usual way. But there were deadlines to meet and meetings to slay, and he learned how to cut while I was away. And he was writing active before I knew it, and as he grew, he said “I’m gonna be like you, boss, you know I’m gonna be like you.” He was here for a year just the other day, asked “Can I have a raise, boss” I said “There’s no way. It seems that we’re for sale and we’ve got nothing to spare.” He said “Fine by me, I’m working this story on LICH healthcare.” Then he turned in that story on deadline too and said, “I’m gonna be like you, boss. You know I’m gonna be like you.” Well he’s since gave his notice and he moved away, I called him up just the other day. I said “I need some help with a silly rhyme.” He said “I’d love to, boss, but I’m on deadline. You see, the guys I’m editing here, they don’t have a clue, but it’s been sure nice talking to you, boss. Sure nice talking to you.” And as I hung up the phone it felt like a punch in the chin, I guess I gotta keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. We all gotta keep hustlin’. Read more…

Terriers seniors leave lasting mark in March Madness

Joe Knows: This should ease the pain of not reaching its first-ever NCAA tournament as many expected for St. Francis College this year. Comment

Beyonce it ain’t so! Merchant group head stole $ to buy concert tix, prosecutor says

Prospect Heights: The former head of a Flatbush Avenue merchant group serving Park Slope and Prospect Heights embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from the group and used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle, including Beyonce tickets, according to prosecutors. Comments (6)
Mean Streets: A cement truck driver injured his back on Tuesday morning when the loaded truck he was driving tipped over, spilling wet cement all over Varick Street in Williamsburg, officials said. What happened next was someone making the best of a bad situation. Comment
Mean Streets: A cement truck driver injured his back on Tuesday morning when the loaded truck he was driving tipped over, spilling wet cement all over Varick Street in Williamsburg, officials said. What happened next was someone making the best of a bad situation. Comments (5)
Art: Former Dumbo arts space Galapagos is barging into the Detroit area like it owns the place and could foster the same kind of gentrification it fled in Brooklyn, according to Motor City artists who are leery of the recent transplant. Comments (14)
Clinton Hill: Members of Clinton Hill’s community board want a pedestrian plaza to stay on Fulton Street, despite opposition from local businesses. Comments (15)
Dance: Sometimes getting thrown out on the street can be a good thing. Comments (2)

Borough Park pupils show off their Zumba moves

It wasn’t your typical middle school dance. Comment

Espresso yourself! Big coffee and tea festival moves to Greenpoint

Greenpoint: This event comes with some perks. Comment

Sex shop pulls down shades of grey

A controversial marital-aid store agrees to cover up its racy window display. Comment

Espresso yourself! Big coffee and tea festival moves to Greenpoint

Event: This event comes with some perks. Comments (1)

Everybody dance now! Learn moves from upcoming Mark Morris shows

Fort Greene: You can dance if you want to. Comment

Everybody dance now! Learn moves from upcoming Mark Morris shows

Dance: You can dance if you want to. Comment

New school holidays a gift to teachers

Not for Nuthin’: Who benefits most from the latest days off from school? The teachers, writes our columnist. Comment

Xaverian clipped by Christ the King in city title game

High School Sports: Xaverian powered its way to the city title game on the shoulders of a talented front line, only to get away from that strength in the final minute. Comment
Art: DETROIT — Former Dumbo arts space Galapagos is barging into the Detroit area like it owns the place and could foster the same kind of gentrification it fled in Brooklyn, according to Motor City artists who are leery of the recent transplant. Comment
Students from Brooklyn’s concrete jungle got to see the real thing on a trip to the Peruvian Amazon last month. Comment
Fort Greene: A Fort Greene building that has housed daycare and senior centers for four decades is up for rent to the highest bidder because the city failed to reach a lease renewal deal, according to administrators of the city-funded programs. Comments (9)
Sunset Park: Students from Brooklyn’s concrete jungle got to see the real thing on a trip to the Peruvian Amazon last month. Comment
Coney Island: At 60, he is stayin’ alive. Comment

Warring parties: Democrats and Conservatives hold competing wing-dings under same roof

Dyker Heights: A political chasm may separate them, but for one special night, they partied in the same building. Comment
Nightlife: At 60, he is stayin’ alive. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Hundreds of bagpipers, dancers, military veterans, and others in the Irish spirit marched in the Brooklyn Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 15. Comment

Cobble Hill couple attempt to record every Carter Family song

Williamsburg: This Brooklyn family will not let the circle be broken. Comment

Cobble Hill couple attempt to record every Carter Family song

Music: This Brooklyn family will not let the circle be broken. Comments (1)
Carroll Gardens: The trend of lovebirds affixing padlocks to Brooklyn’s scenic bridges has spread to a decidedly un-picturesque pedestrian bridge over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Carroll Gardens. Comment

South Shore edges Grand Street to nab elusive city championship

High School Sports: Brianna Fraser and her South Shore teammates have finally put an end to the taunts from their classmates about always making the title game but never winning the crown. Comment

Comeback Kids: Naz rallies second-straight day to claim Catholic Class A crown

Dramatic comebacks are starting to become Nazareth’s thing. Comment

Lodge and burn: Bushwick darkroom gets new, wider-angle digs

Art: This Bushwick photography facility is going large-format. Comment

Warring parties: Same time, same place, competing fund-raisers for rival pols

Dyker Heights: A political chasm may separate them, but for one special night, they partied in the same building. Comments (3)

Murder in Gowanus

Gowanus: Someone shot a man to death on Saturday afternoon in front of the Gowanus Houses building where he lived, police said. Read more…

Neighbors: Brooklyn Expo Center cars parked across sidewalks

Greenpoint: Greenpoint’s new convention center is causing parking chaos, as vendors and guests are regularly taking up blocks of sidewalk with their cars, angry neighbors say. Comments (25)

Hip to be square: Ridge couple keeping rural dance alive

Gravesend: They’re the original hipsters. Comment

Hip to be square: Ridge couple keeping rural dance alive

Gravesend: They’re the original hipsters. Comment
Park Slope: Hundreds of bagpipers, dancers, military veterans, and others in the Irish spirit marched in the Brooklyn Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 15. Comments (3)

Stan braces for Internet taxes

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist notes that a tax by any other name would still stink. Comment
Carroll Gardens: The trend of lovebirds affixing padlocks to Brooklyn’s scenic bridges has spread to a decidedly un-picturesque pedestrian bridge over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Carroll Gardens. Comments (5)

Former Nazareth star Jones finally thriving at Seton Hall

Former Nazareth star Tiffany Jones had written a storybook beginning to her basketball career with a championship senior season. A fairytale ending eventually followed, but not before three years out of a horror story. Comment

Cradle will rock: New children’s museum head has big plans, defends new direction

Crown Heights: In the wake of a scathing New York Times article where current and former staffers accused the Brooklyn Children’s Museum of forsaking its roots in Crown Heights, new president Stephanie Wilchfort says it is still for everyone, including the rest of Brooklyn. Comment

Cradle will rock: New children’s museum head has big plans, defends new direction

Crown Heights: In the wake of a scathing New York Times article where current and former staffers accused the Brooklyn Children’s Museum of forsaking its roots in Crown Heights, new president Stephanie Wilchfort says it is still for everyone, including the rest of Brooklyn. Comments (2)
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Ken Burns does Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights: It was the shortest Ken Burns sequence in history. Comment
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Ken Burns does Brooklyn

Cinema: It was the shortest Ken Burns sequence in history. Comments (1)
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One arrest in shocking Flatbush beating

Flatbush: Police have arrested one teenager after a video went viral of the brutal beat down of a 15-year-old girl by more than four girls at a Flatbush McDonald’s in an alleged gang assault. Comment
Williamsburg: More than 300 protesters rallied outside City Hall on March 12 to demand the city make good on its decade-old promise to turn a waterfront plot in Williamsburg into parkland. Comments (11)

Schoolyard killer put away for 40 years

Flatlands: A man convicted of killing a 15-year-old boy and injuring a 13-year-old in a Flatlands schoolyard nearly four years ago was sentenced to 40 years in prison this week. Comment

Justice, Staten-Island style: Officials hiss at prosecutor over indictment of Slope pol’s aide

Courts: Politicos turned out by the dozens to back a Slope councilman’s aide as she pleaded not guilty to charges related to alleged campaign finance fraud on Wednesday, shouting on the courthouse steps in Staten Island that the special scrutiny she received makes no sense in light of the approach to the Eric Garner case. Comment

School protesters are Cuomo-phobic

Clinton Hill: These students, parents, and teachers give the governor’s education policies an F. Comments (9)

Justice, Staten-Island style: Officials hiss at prosecutor over indictment of Slope pol’s aide

Courts: STATEN ISLAND — Politicos turned out by the dozens to back a Park Slope councilman’s aide as she pleaded not guilty to charges of campaign finance fraud last Wednesday, shouting on the courthouse steps in Staten Island that the special scrutiny she received makes no sense in light of the approach to the Eric Garner case. Comments (2)

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