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Flatbush: We all knew Woody Guthrie was a mensch. Comment
Music: We all knew Woody Guthrie was a mensch. Comment

Brooklyn author demystifies contemporary art

DUMBO: You don’t need an art degree to understand contemporary art — just this book. Comment

Brooklyn author demystifies contemporary art

Books: You don’t need an art degree to understand contemporary art — just this book. Comment

It’s March, and Carmine comes in like a lion!

Sunday Screech: You hear that screeching? That’s Carmine, dabnabbit! Comments (2)

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Carmine’s file system is really a pile system!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher can’t find something he really needs, and a bunch of other stuff! Comment

Manhattan Beach footbridge to close for three months

Manhattan Beach: For Manhattan Beach residents this is a bridge too far. Comment

Bartoonist sings us a song of a piano bar

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint. Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: See the NYC Porn Festival, read Doctor Dread’s memoirs, learn the dirty secrets of the Gowanus Canal, and other great things to do in Brooklyn, Feb. 27–March 5. Comments (1)

Housing crisis

EXCLUSIVE

Landlord trying to evict rent-stabilized tenant took public-housing money, judge says

Bushwick: The brother of a murdered Williamsburg landlord may have grown fat off government money meant for those who cannot afford Brooklyn’s skyrocketing rents, and the proof appears to have surfaced while he was trying to evict a low-rent tenant in white-hot Bushwick. Comment
Bushwick: I lived in a Bushwick apartment owned by Al Stark (I would later find out his real name is Aron) for one year starting in July, 2012. Comment
Bushwick: Between long-time renters and starry-eyed new arrivals, when it comes to Bushwick real estate, everyone is getting screwed. Comment

Kick it old school in Bay Ridge this weekend

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is hotter than La Brea Tar Pits circa 9000 B.C., because the rock gods are reviving the mammoths and dodos of music-dom for your entertainment. Comments (2)

Terror summit an Islamic shindig

A Britisher’s View: The three-day “terror” summit boosted Muslims to high heaven, but kicked Christians and Jews to the curb, writes our columnist. Comment

Familiar faces for Cyclones

Coney Island: Last year’s Cyclones skipper has just punched his ticket for another ride. Comment

Sunset Park hopes for fortune in Chinese New Year of hooved beasts

Photo Galleries: They hoofed it down Eighth Avenue for the Year of the Sheep. Comment

Sunset Park business group gives token of thanks to every 72nd Precinct cop

It was a great gesture any way you flip it. Comment

Wendell Pierce stars in Fort Greene play about gentrification

Fort Greene: The stars are out! Comment

Wendell Pierce stars in Fort Greene play about gentrification

Theater: The stars are out! Comments (1)

Welcome to Williams-ice-berg

Welcome to Williams-ice-berg

Williamsburg: Massive ice floes are lining the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront after weeks of freezing temperatures. Comments (6)

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Circuit Lord: Circuit Lord is taking a brief vacation. Check back next Thursday for another electrifying edition.

Meanwhile, in southern Brooklyn

Gravesend: Gravesend Bay is a patchwork of ice floes after weeks of frigid weather froze it and parts of the lower harbor into a scene typical of the Arctic (or Antarctic). Comment

Seniors worried about toxic Trump cleanup

Brighton Beach: Seniors fighting the plan to replace Trump Village Shopping Center with a massive apartment tower are worried the project could move forward over their dead bodies. Comment

Cash only! Annual Johnny Cash celebration adds kids’ show

Gowanus: The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is turning 10 — and now 10-year-olds can actually attend. Comment

Trade winds blow: Garnett gone, but Brook Lopez will stay

Flagrant Fowl: Brace yourselves for an extended winter, Brooklyn. The Nets didn’t pick up much by the trade deadline, and that won’t change in the coming seasons, our curmudgeonly columnist writes. Comment

Cash only! Annual Johnny Cash celebration adds kids’ show

Music: The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is turning 10 — and now 10-year-olds can actually attend. Comments (1)

Leaving the welcome mat out for Arlene Rutuelo

Standing O: Standing O says bien venu to the newest member of state Sen. Marty Golden’s staff Comment

Safer streets for students

Flatbush: The city has a plan to improve safety for pedestrians in the borough, and the woman in charge says it will pay particular attention to schools. Comment

The Californians: Steph and the family go West

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom learns the difference between traveling and vacationing. Comment
Page 1: Do you have trouble meeting people? Has anyone ever described you as cold? Or as a piece of glaciation from the planet Hoth? Do people have difficulty moving around you, for fear that if they get too close you’ll puncture their personal space and submerge them in your neuroses? Well with The Brooklyn Paper proudly displayed at your prow, all that awkwardness will melt away as fellow mariners, seeing the display from afar, will hone in on the intriguing headlines and strike up a conversation. Keep warm, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Hall of Famer Mullin remains willing to give back

Joe Knows: The induction of Chris Mullin into the St. John’s University Athletics Hall of Fame was about celebrating much more than what he accomplished on court. Comment

Pol walks back weird white-people diet remark, sez ‘I didn’t mean to offend’

Clinton Hill: A legislator on Tuesday backpedaled from a bizarre racist remark she made the night prior while discussing the closing of a Clinton Hill supermarket at a town hall meeting. Comments (30)

Housing crisis

EXCLUSIVE

Landlord trying to evict rent-stabilized tenant took public housing $, judge says

Bushwick: The brother of a murdered Williamsburg landlord may have grown fat off government money meant for those who cannot afford Brooklyn’s skyrocketing rents, and the proof appears to have surfaced while he was trying to evict a low-rent tenant in white-hot Bushwick. Comments (9)
Bushwick: I lived in a Bushwick apartment owned by Al Stark (I would later find out his real name is Aron) for one year starting in July, 2012. Comments (14)
Bushwick: Between long-time renters and starry-eyed new arrivals, when it comes to Bushwick real estate, everyone is getting screwed. Comments (3)

Three stooges try to steal coin machine from laundry room

Sheepshead Bay: Police are asking for the public’s help finding the three men who they say tried to steal a coin machine from the laundry room of an apartment complex in Sheepshead Bay on Feb. 15. Comment
Greenpoint: The state scrambled on Tuesday to repair a piece of the Kosciuszko Bridge roadway that popped out of place just before the morning rush hour. Comment
Bensonhurst: Finally, a car service that keeps stray cats from delivering kittens! Comment
Transit: A plan to put tolls on all bridges and tunnels and drop existing ones could help ease Brooklyn traffic. Comment

Cops: Man predicting zombie apocalypse smashed up shop windows

Williamsburg: A drunk man with a vision smashed up several storefront windows while raving about the coming zombie apocalypse, cops said. Comments (1)
Fort Greene: Talk about a weighty performance! Comment

Sketch comedy! Cartoonists and comedians team up for Gowanus comedy night

Gowanus: We are calling it a draw. Comment
Theater: Talk about a weighty performance! Comment

Sketch comedy! Cartoonists and comedians team up for Gowanus comedy night

Nightlife: We are calling it a draw. Comment

Jo’s award for worst Oscars goes to…

Not for Nuthin’: …this year’s show. Comment

Cold school! Fort Greene play is set in chilly New England winter

Fort Greene: Think New York is cold right now? Comment

Cold school! Fort Greene play is set in chilly New England winter

Theater: Think New York is cold right now? Comment

Brooklyn boxers to battle at Barclays

Barclays Center will be part of boxing’s return to the airwaves with a nationally televised bout in April in an event with an undercard packed with local fighters. Comment

Green roof grief: Barclays ironworker crushed to death by beams

Prospect Heights: An ironworker died on Tuesday afternoon when steel beams fell on him as he worked to install Barclays Center’s new green roof, according to a police spokesman. Comments (13)

Black pol’s gentrification claim: ‘White people don’t eat the way we do’

Changing Brooklyn: An old-school supermarket that will soon close in Clinton Hill needs to be replaced with a similar joint, and not some fancy-schmancy shop for white gentrifiers, a state legislator proclaimed this week. Comments (44)

Flatbush 13-year-old disappears from home

Flatbush: Police are searching for a 13-year-old girl who vanished from her Flatbush home nearly two weeks ago on Feb. 11. Comment

Help find this disappeared girl

Police are searching for a 13-year-old girl who vanished from her Flatbush home on Feb. 11. Comment

Seniors hail city’s revival of pedestrian-friendly crossings

Bergen Beach: Some dangerous local crosswalks are going to get a bit more pedestrian-friendly. Comment
Transit: A plan to put tolls on all bridges and tunnels and drop existing ones could help ease Brooklyn traffic, a respected traffic guru said this week. Comments (29)

Chefs will crank out all-you-can-eat sausages in Bushwick

Bushwick: It is a sausage fest — literally. Comment

Chefs will crank out all-you-can-eat sausages in Bushwick

Dining: It is a sausage fest — literally. Comment

Forward-thinking Brooklynites gather to discuss the future

Event: Next Monday night, they’re sending you back to the future. Comment

Jefferson wins second city indoor track crown in three years

High School Sports: Thomas Jefferson’s boys’ track team bounced back from last year’s lackluster showing to reclaim the city title it earned two years ago — in part to prove wrong the doubters on its own side. Comment

Lions tamed by Christ the King in first-place clash

High School Sports: Bishop Loughlin’s inexperience under pressure showed against league power Christ the King last week with first place on the line. Comment

St. Francis caps Senior Day with regular-season conference crown

The first goal of a potentially historic season is now complete: the St. Francis College men’s basketball team is Northeast Conference regular season champions for the first time since 2003-04 — and it secured the spot on Senior Day, to boot. Comment

Sluggish Poly misses out on Ivy League crown

High School Sports: A slow start by the Poly Prep girls’ basketball team cost it a shot at the Ivy League title as it fell to visiting Dalton 40–34 on Feb 18, according to coach Mike Junsch, who saw the trouble early. Comment
Canarsie: A 27-year-old man was murdered with a gunshot to the head on a Canarsie street on Feb. 22, police say. Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: It may be the Year of the Sheep, but the Lunar New Year came roaring into Brooklyn like a lion. Comment

Happy hour for Teddy’s owners: Williamsburg’s oldest bar sold

Nightlife: The oldest bar in Williamsburg is in new hands. Comments (4)
Theater: He will star in a play about gentrification in New Orleans — in gentrified Fort Greene. Comment

Back for seconds: Bridgeview to remain diner after sale

Bay Ridge: Ridgites won’t have to take their eats to-go, according to the soon-to-be-former owner of a Bay Ridge institution. Comment

Back for seconds: Bridgeview to remain diner after sale

Bay Ridge: Regulars at a Bay Ridge diner won’t have to take the check just yet, according to the soon-to-be-former owner of the neighborhood institution. Comments (8)

Dead-ford Avenue! Murder mystery author sets new book in Williamsburg

Greenpoint: Mystery is afoot in Williamsburg. Comment

Dead-ford Avenue! Murder mystery author sets new book in Williamsburg

Books: Mystery is afoot in Williamsburg. Comment

Stan is Uber confused

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our columnist considers the controversial smartphone taxi service, and offers advice on picking up women at gun shows. Comment

Playground under tracks to reopen, thin crowds in Carroll Park

Carroll Gardens: Saint Mary’s Park will reopen someday, but summer, as distant as it seems, will come sooner. Comments (1)

Hit-and-run driver who killed couple found guilty, faces life in prison

Mean Streets: The driver who killed a pregnant woman and her new husband in a hit-and-run crash in 2013 is facing life in prison after a jury found him guilty on Friday of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Comments (11)

Gov. calls for special election to fill Bay Ridge Congressional seat

Bay Ridge: Election Day is coming early this year. Comment

Gov calls for special election to fill Grimm’s congressional seat

Bay Ridge: Election Day is coming early this year. Comments (4)

Midwood man convicted of raping 13-year-old in Gravesend

Gravesend: A 42-year-old Midwood man who raped a 13-year-old girl in the laundry room of her Gravesend apartment building almost two years ago was convicted of first-degree rape and an array of other charges on Feb. 18, according to the borough’s top lawman. Comment

So long, Siggy’s

Brooklyn Heights: The Henery Street health food restaurant has shuttered. Comment

Siggy’s owner on closure: Brooklyn Heights is now pricier than Manhattan

Dining: She puts a big portion of the blame on Brooklyn Bridge Park, saying it convinced landlords they could charge more even than on the island across the East River. Comments (7)

Bensonhurst fire critically injures child

Bensonhurst: A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after a fire tore through an 84th Street home on Feb. 17. Comment

Lyceum’s former owner: Judge hornswoggled me out of the property

Park Slope: A Brooklyn judge cheated the owner of a landmarked Park Slope building out of his property when she illegally allowed its sale at auction to pay off creditors, a lawsuit claims. Comments (13)
Fashion: A Bushwick designer turned a Manhattan-bound L train car into a models’ runway last week with an impromptu fashion show. Comments (9)

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