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The Experience: ‘Hendrix Project’ recreates 1969 concert

Dance: Party like it’s 1969! Comments (2)

Cover girl: New play explores beauty tips for hijab-wearing women

Theater: Muslim or not, she’s got you covered! Comments (1)
Music: This band makes lemonade out of lemons. Comment

A call to kill the new tax bill

Listen up, Senators Gillibrand and Schumer; you too, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries! We need you to fight, and to fight like a Republican. Comment

Unguarded: City ignores guardrail request even in safety push

Coney Island: The city is still ignoring Southern Brooklynites’ calls to make the Shore Road and Gravesend Bay promenades safer for pedestrians by installing guard rails along an unprotected stretch of the Belt Parkway that runs parallel to the walkways, even as the mayor announced Jan. 2 that the city would invest $50 million to install 1,500 bollards at ten locations across the five boroughs, according to community leaders and local pols. Comment

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18 big stories to watch in 2018

18 big stories to watch in 2018

Photo Galleries: Our dedicated team of Kings County connoisseurs predicts some of the biggest stories you’ll be reading about over the next 12 months. Comments (6)

Spring ahead! The best arts events coming up in 2018

This newspaper’s prognostication department has determined the best places to go for the next few months, whether you are looking for art, theater, nightlife, or just an excellent slice of pizza. Here are the things to watch out for in 2018. Comment

Get your groove on in the Ridge this weekend!

Bay Ridge Nights: It’s a brand new year in Bay Ridge — 1967! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we celebrate the greats, with tributes to Dolly Parton, Jeff Goldblum, and our 15-year-old selves, along with many more exciting events! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Downtown: Police arrested a teenager who allegedly shoved 65-year-old man onto the subway tracks at Downtown’s Jay Street-MetroTech station early Wednesday afternoon, killing him. Comments (1)
Marine Park: The huge and controversial Marine Park structure that neighbors worry is going to be a synagogue, yeshiva, or multifamily building is actually just an unconventional single-family home, insists the developer — and for a very small family at that. Comment

Off the Hook! Cuomo calls for new Red Hook subway and redeveloped waterfront in annual address

Red Hook: A new subway line could serve Red Hook, Gov. Cuomo announced in a Wednesday speech, during which he called on two state-run agencies to look into whether an underwater tunnel between the nabe and the outer borough of Manhattan would stimulate growth in the transit-starved enclave. Comments (10)
Park Slope: A Park Slope pastor offers locals a direct line to the man upstairs in the form of a special receptacle outside his Seventh Avenue church, where needy passersby can drop written requests for spiritual aid that he’ll share with the Supreme Being. Comment

Painting Power: Artist shows Black Panther portrait at ‘Fake News’ exhibit

Art: She paints these prisoners free. Comment
Standing O: The HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services Wyckoff Gardens Community Center is repainted and fitted with a computer room and a lounge, courtesy Habitat for Humanity and the Quadra furniture rental firm. Comment

In 2018, what if we believed there was nothing wrong with us?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie gets deep. Comment

Senior dies from injuries two weeks after being hit by car

Sheepshead Bay: A Madison man hit by a car on Nostrand Avenue on Dec. 12 has died of his injuries, 19 days after the crash. Comment
Digital editions: Look, we at The Brooklyn Paper don’t recognize “cyclone snow bombs” or “polar vortexes” or “blizzards” or any other newfangled Nor’easter names our pals at the Weather Channel dream up. To us it’s just a snow day, which only means one thing: It’s time to snuggle up with a hot chocolate, a loved one, and a warm fire kindled with the latest edition of The Brooklyn Paper — after you read it. So get comfy, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Ridgites intensify calls to better protect 69th Street pier

Bay Ridge: The Parks Department has widened the temporary bollard it placed at the entrance of the 69th Street Pier following a public outcry, but an incident earlier this month shows that the city still must do more to keep cars off the jetty, Ridgites say. Comment
Coney Island: Call it a Parachute Jump into a new year. Comment
Mean Streets: Transportation honchos will install bike lanes on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope years sooner than planned after neighborhood transit gurus and the local councilman demanded they accelerate the job because most of it can be done simply with paint. Comments (9)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Brooklyn welcomed its first newborn just 25 minutes after the New Year’s Eve ball dropped, and the boy is nothing short of a miracle, according to his parents, who said he arrived six years after his great-grandmother died on the very same day. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Revelers packed Grand Army Plaza to watch explosives light up the sky at Prospect Park’s 38th-annual fireworks extravaganza. Comment

The water’s frigid! Brooklynites dive into Atlantic at Coney New Year’s Day plunge

Event: Brave Brooklynites converged on Coney Island Beach on Jan. 1 to take part in a more-than-century-old tradition of starting the new year with a plunge into the icy waters, which stung with temperatures in the mid-teens. Comment
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Dyker Heights residents have begged the city to provide more police officers to manage the traffic and crowds that flood the neighborhood to gawk at its annual holiday lights, but the city refused because it says the Dyker Lights display — which draws thousands of spectators a night in cars and even tour buses — is a “private event.” Comment

What a trip!

Mean Streets: It was a ride in the park — and history in the making! Comments (24)
Awesome: The last car rumbled along Prospect Park’s East Drive on Friday morning, a milestone moment that breaks from the tradition of christening borough roads with a four-wheeler’s inaugural journey, a pastime that locals have long documented. We take a trip down memory lane to look back at some of those remembered rides. Comment

Police: Scammers placed card skimmer on second cash machine

Coney Island: Police have renewed their calls for the public’s help identifying two men caught on camera in November allegedly installing a card skimming device and camera on a Coney Island cash machine to steal customers’ card numbers and access codes after the men allegedly installed the same devices on a second cash machine on Dec. 8. Comment
Crown Heights: Police arrested a Crown Heights man suspected of murdering his wife inside their Sterling Place home on Wednesday. Comment
Crime: A 58-year-old man died after smashing his sport-utility vehicle into a van while driving before sunrise in Brownsville on Wednesday. Comments (1)

Saying goodbye to that Blue Dog Democrat

Perspective: A fond farewell to a workhorse politician. Comment

If it’s Wednesday, it’s crime news day on BrooklynPaper.com!

Crime: Find your neighborhood below or click the link above to get a full list. Read more…

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