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Nightlife: They are getting in the final word. Comments (1)
Music: There is no one pulling the strings. Comment
Harbor Watch: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder hits home. Comment

Crowd control: Stand up night fights for attention

Nightlife: Here, the comedy is front, but maybe not center. Comments (1)
Harbor Watch: The Hellcat Pipes and Drums will be there! Comment

Hearts: The mark of the pedophile sex trade

Rhymes with Crazy: Yeah, this is a wacky one. Comments (2)

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: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

My love-hate relationship with the map tech

I love my global positioning system, but I also hate it. Hence the headline. Comment
Editor’s Picks: Brooklyn is bustling! This week, we’ve got fantastic music, the opening of Coney Island, dirty pictures, and the Batman. Also an homage to the film with “Flames — flames, on the side of my face!” Comment

For ex-BP reporter, the ‘Search’ is over

The Search: Six years after brutal dumping, Mike McLaughlin is getting married! Comments (3)

St. Paddy’s keeps rolling in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The Saint Patrick’s Day party can’t be stopped by a little thing like St. Patrick’s day being over! Comment

Muslim subway posters fall flatter than steam-rolled frittatas

A Britisher’s View: The Muslim brand needs more than a subway poster campaign to restore its fallen image, writes our columnist. Comment

‘Courts’ and appeals

Sheepshead Bay: It’s the ghost town of Sheepshead Bay. Comment

New school could rise in Ridge

Class Action: Plans for a new school — possibly for Bay Ridge Prep — could soon rise on 89th Street. Comment
Coney Island’s iconic coaster is refurbished and looking better than ever. Plus, Luna Park opens this weekend! Comment

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should beware the Ides of March

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist sounds off on The Donald and party politics. Comment

Use your head and put something on it

The Dad: This week, the Dad implores his brethren to model good behavior by wearing a bike helmet. Comment

Kids get read, set, and sing!

BoroBeat: Students at PS 1 in Sunset Park showed of their newly learned oral chops! Comment
Digital editions: How many times has this happened to you? You pick up the latest copy of the Brooklyn Paper (right), read it, and think to yourself, “You know, I should work there.” Well, today’s your lucky day. Because the first resume for a reporter that we get — and like — gets the job. Sure, they’ll be a whole interview process, and you’ll have a you’ll have a sit-down with our owners, but if you didn’t have to do that, you’d have no reason to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

South Shore on the verge of a dynasty

South Shore has come a long way and finds itself in the conversation with the great girls’ hoops programs. Comment

Parents to schools chief: End Coney charter school

Bensonhurst: Parents’ anger with the co-location of two Southern Brooklyn public schools and Coney Island Preparatory Charter School boiled over Tuesday night when they unloaded on city Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina at a town hall meeting hosted by the head of the city’s public schools at IS 228 in Bensonhurst. Comment

Border town: Stuart Street residents say precincts’ boundaries affect enforcement

Marine Park: A Marine Park street that sits at the border of two police precincts is an enforcement dead zone, say residents who claim police ignore their pleas to make sure there are boots on the ground. Comment

Telecom holds off Lions’s rallies for crown

Telecommunications appeared to have already secured a city title after grabbing a 15-point advantage after the first quarter — but holding the lead ended up being tougher that gaining it. Comment
BoroBeat: This year, Midwood High School won, but everybody had a blast Comment

Foam fight: Latte art throwdown brings the buzz

Event: It is a battle of the baristas! Comments (1)

Veg in! Farm-to-table chain Westville coming to Dumbo

Breaking Chews: It is a fresh start! Comments (1)

Locals gather to fight hate and anti-Semitism

BoroBeat: They’re fighting hate with hope and unity. Comment

Owner of notorious old folks home sues families of residents he tried to evict

Park Slope: Prospect Park Residence owner Haysha Deitsch claims they have smeared his name and are really just trying to get their hands on the money he stands to earn from selling the property — especially the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who died recently. Comments (9)
Boerum Hill: It is good for what jails you! Comments (11)

High School Basketball Playoffs Roundup

Wave of joy: Jefferson rolls to first city title in 62 years

East New York rejoice! Comment
Bay Ridge: A game-sealing charge was a much more fitting end than any dramatic winning basket would have been for this Xaverian group. Comment

Great Scott: Sophomore powers South Shore to second straight crown

Anwar Gladden has pushed Earlette Scott hard all season, trying to bring out the most in the talented sophomore. It worked at just the right moment. Comment

No quarter: Industry City nixes dorms — now locals want it to scrap hotels, too

Changing Brooklyn: There is no room for the inn! Comments (4)

The Easter Bunny came early

BoroBeat: Kids hunted for eggs and won prizes during Our Lady of Grace Church’s annual Easter egg hunt on March 12. Comment
Podcast: Legendary musician Carlos Santana joined the Brooklyn Paper Radio team and taught hosts Gersh Kuntzman and Vince DiMiceli valuable life lessons. Comments (5)

Heads up! Red Hook kids score free bike helmets

Red Hook: This was a no brainer! Comment

Jefferson’s Ponds eyes second Garden party with Red Storm

Jefferson’s Shamorie Ponds got a taste of winning championship at Madison Square Garden. Comment

Back off! Gerritsen Beachers: We’re overrun by Build it Back!

Gerritsen Beach: They just can’t win. Comment
Brooklyn Is Angry: The head of fuel oil depot on the banks of the Gowanus Canal says new neighbors who blame his business from smells smells emanating from Brooklyn nautical purgatory are following the wrong scent. Comments (6)
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Police: Dirtbag tried to rape Sunset Park woman at knifepoint in her building’s lobby

Sunset Park: Police are looking for a dirtbag who they say tried to rape a woman at knifepoint in her Sunset Park apartment building on Saturday night. Comments (1)

Park your butt Slope! Temporary seating take over parking space

Mean Streets: But some argue the city’s plan to put seating on the street is a waste of a good parking space. Comments (55)
Red Hook: Sunny Balzano, whose eponymous tavern has been a Red Hook fixture since 1890, died on March 10. Comments (3)

Stan’s raising the bar for airports

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our author decries not-rigorous-enough airport security, opines on befriending lushes, and characterizes the humble barber shop as the modern-day Greek Agora. Comment
Bishop Loughlin’s depth proved too much for Christ the King during the Lion’s 68–64 win in the Catholic Class AA Intersectional boys’ basketball semifinals at Carnesecca Arena on March 9. The Lions squad, which is clawing to win its first title since 1992, is the only team to beat Christ the King three times this year — and end the Queens powerhouse’s quest for a historic fourth-straight crown. Markquis Nowell and Keith Williams combined for 60 points the last time Bishop Loughlin faced Christ the King, but this win was a team effort, their coach said. Comment

Yes Wi Can: Wisseh wills gritty Xaverian back to Catholic title game

High School Sports: He’s a real whiz. Comment

What the fund!? Marine Park legislator inexplicably has Council’s highest budget

Marine Park: They can’t account for this one. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: It’s Bushwick Inlet Park’s Louisiana Purchase! Comments (6)
Red Hook: The popular yellow-and-black checkered ferry claims the city is sinking is business! Comments (7)

Beep: Red Hook nursing home plan doesn’t float

Red Hook: Borough President Adams took a hard line against a proposal to build a nursing home in Superstorm Sandy-ravaged Red Hook, recommending the city not approve it because it would put too many seniors in harms way and doesn’t provide an adequate emergency evacuation plan. Comments (6)
Ditmas Park: A man wearing an American flag bandanna over his face slashed a woman in Ditmas Park on March 10. Comments (3)

What the fund!?: A middle-of-the-road Brooklyn pol has Council’s highest staff budget

Politics: A pol in far-flung Marine Park, where rents are rock-bottom, gets the most money for staff and office rent in the entire Council. And neither he nor the speaker, who sets the budgets, can explain why. Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the full account. Read more…

Re-‘Filler’ up! Prospect Heights entrepreneur dreams of waste-free grocery

The Greatest Story Ever: Mama’s got a brand new bag-free store! Comments (3)

How ‘Bazaar’! Old Polish club will be new home to late-night hipster flea market

Nightlife: This empty nest is about to be filled. Comments (3)
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A local panel shot down the city’s plan to rezone a large swathe of Williamsburg land to allow developers to build large office complexes in exchange for slivers of manufacturing space, arguing the change should first be tried out on a single block. Comments (4)

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