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Dining: Two cultures meet on a dish. Comments (1)
Dance: They’re stepping back into Brooklyn. Comment

Cops cuff suspected subway groper

Park Slope: Police on April 18 arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman on a Bay Ridge–bound R train last month. Comments (3)
Nightlife: They’ll leave their glasses on! Comment
Dining: A bar set to open on 39th Street between Third and Fourth avenues will cause the same late-night nuisances as the seedy establishment that previously occupied the space, complained locals at a recent community-board meeting. Comment

Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ of the fashion industry

Rhymes with Crazy: Women fashion designers have been turning heads for more than a century. Comment

Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ of the fashion industry

Rhymes with Crazy: Women fashion designers have been turning heads for more than a century. Comment

Going back and Fourth on a bike lane

“Two steps forward, but one step back,” came to mind when I read last week’s story about the Fourth Avenue bike lane through Sunset Park (“Lane closure: Sunset Park Fourth Ave. bike path will skip a block for police parking,” by Julianne McShane, online March 30). We learned that after all this time and effort to create a truly protected bike lane down Fourth Avenue, the Department of Transportation did an about face and nixed the protected lane at 29th and 30th Streets, thus requiring bikers to temporarily merge into car traffic. The reason for the switch is to accommodate street parking for the local Police precinct, some of it for precinct staff’s personal vehicles. Comment

Coney Island then and now

Event: Immigrants — we get the jobs done! Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got pot plays, mad science, the 95th birthday celebration for Bettie Page, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

The ’80s are alive in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: This week, Bay Ridge is going to, like, take a chill pill. Comment

Tomorrow: Local health-insurance firm and Bed-Stuy hospital stage medical fair for teens

Health: Leaders at a Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital and a local health-insurance provider are inviting teenagers to an information-packed fair on April 21 where they can receive medical tips and advice geared towards their young-adult years. Comments (1)
Coney Island: Locals blasted city reps for forging ahead with plans to build a homeless shelter for women and children on a site with a toxic history at Community Board 13’s environmental committee meeting on April 16, calling for a city or state environmental agency to investigate the site. Comment

Reefer badness: DA’s progressive pot policy falls short, activists claim

Leaves of Grass: The district attorney’s office continues to prosecute the majority of low-level weed-possession cases despite its pledge to stop trying petty pot disputes in 2014, and most defendants are people of color, according to a public defender who called the so-called progressive policy a failure. Comments (4)

March sadness: Tenants honor W’burg building employee who died amid his favorite NCAA tourney

Williamsburg: A sports-obsessed worker at a Williamsburg apartment complex who took part in fantasy leagues and pools with others there claimed his first victory when he won the group’s college-basketball contest earlier this month — roughly two weeks after he died. Comment
Theater: One night in Park Slope makes a rough show better! Comment
Standing O: Bergen Basin Realty, a fixture in Marine Park for more than 40 years, just got bigger, with the opening of new offices at Quentin Road and East 32nd Street Comment

First candidate for open Assembly seat

Party Line: Coney Islander Mathylde Frontus threw her hat in the ring to fill the vacant seat left behind by disgraced former Assemblywoman Pamela Harris (D–Coney Island), who resigned three months after the Feds charged her with stealing cash from storm-recovery agencies. Comment
Digital editions: If you’ve ever walked into the home of a loyal reader, chances are you’ve admired his or her stacks of past issues of the Paper, its news-packed pages yellowed just so. That’s because the Paper’s paper shows the passage of time as real newsprint should. It doesn’t feign the appearance of youth like other, glossier products. The Paper visibily wears its age like a badge of honor that, at a glace, reminds people of where it has been and what it has seen over its decades on the job. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
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On BPR: ‘Comedians You Should Know’ David Drake and Mike Lebovitz tell us why they love quality content

Greenpoint: Just like that found on BrooklynPaper.com, and at their show every Wednesday night! Comment
Our Southern Brooklyn newspapers took home some big awards at last weekend’s New York Press Association Better Newspaper Contest! Comment
Event: They passed the pasta — and the prizes! Comment

Good looking out: Cops arrest would-be robber in Bklyn Heights after local tips them off

Brooklyn Heights: Police cuffed a man who tried to rob a Court Street bubble-tea shop using a fake firearm on Monday after a good Samaritan reported the suspect to a Brooklyn Heights patrolman, authorities said. Comments (1)
Flatbush: Eight people were injured — three seriously — when an allegedly drunk driver smashed into pedestrians and two other cars at a Flatbush Avenue intersection on April 13. Comment

‘Wood’ working! Brooklyn Paper cited for best headlines in state

Photo Galleries: Your friendly neighborhood editors at The Brooklyn Paper took home the most attention-grabbing award at this year’s New York Press Association conference in Albany. Comments (2)
Flatbush: Police arrested a man for allegedly shooting two people on Flatbush Avenue on April 13. Comment
Mill Basin: This Holocaust museum takes a more Orthodox approach. Comment
Event: Veterans and Southern Brooklynites gathered at the Fort Hamilton Community Club on April 12 for its annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance on Yom HaShoah, which marks the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in German-occupied Poland. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: A group of local gardeners turned their proverbial pitchforks toward a developer after the builder ditched a meeting about how a massive skyscraper in its planned Boerum Hill megadevelopment will reduce the amount of sunlight their growing patch receives. Comments (18)
Park Slope: A Windsor Terrace man burned himself to death early Saturday morning in Prospect Park, leaving behind charred remains that horrified passersby who started the weekend with a stroll in the green space. Comments (5)
Greenwood Heights: Bigwigs at a local cemetery offer parents-only stroller tours of the burial ground that are tailored to new moms and dads dying for an excuse to leave the nursery, according to one mama who has walked among the tombstones. Comments (2)
Bensonhurst: Fire marshals arrested and charged a Staten Island contractor with reckless endangerment at the scene of a Mapleton fire on 63rd Street after he allegedly broke the law by using a torch to install roofing materials, which sent the three-story building up in flames for nearly two hours on April 11. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: This land ain’t their land — for long. Comments (1)

Shop talk: Developer erecting 51-story condo tower Downtown on site of old Macy’s parking lot

Changing Brooklyn: A luxury skyscraper will rise on the site of the department store’s old graffiti-covered parking garage on Hoyt Street in America’s Downtown, according to the developer that bought the lot along with part of the retailer’s storied Fulton Street building in 2015. Comment
Canarsie: More than 100 people lit candles and demanded justice at a vigil on April 12 for the local woman who was found dead in Canarsie Park three days earlier. One family member of Brandy Odom, whose dismembered body was found near a footpath in the park, said he hopes the perpetrator of the horrific crime is found quickly. Comment

Tomorrow: Ridge teen to host town hall on violence against young people with congressional candidates

Event: A Bay Ridge teen has organized a town hall on violence against young people set for April 14 at the Salam Arabic Lutheran Church with the aim of broadening the gun-violence discussion that has mobilized youth following the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Fla. Comment

Plague of illegal driveways erasing street parking across Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst: They’re the unkindest cut of all. Comment
Park Slope: Prospect Park’s stewards will build a free al fresco fitness center in the meadow’s Parade Ground, allowing locals to get fit on the city’s dime, according to the Ditmas Park lawmaker who allocated taxpayer funds towards constructing the facility. Comments (1)
Flatbush: A group of culturally curious explorers hit the streets of Little Caribbean in parts of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush for a taste of what some local businesses are serving up in the area. Comment

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