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Event: There is plenty to sea — and do! Comments (2)

Film history: African arts festival adds movies to its lineup

Cinema: An old festival learns new flicks! Comments (2)

Admittedly in favor of admissions tests

Fiddling with schools again! Comment

One bountiful barge! S’Park boat offers fruits and veggies — for free — through July 1

Awesome: A floating farm on a barge docked at Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Army Terminal offers locals a slice of nature in the concrete jungle by allowing them to freely pick fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Comments (2)
Dining: Want to get really high? Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a pride parade, a Broadway bash, and a reading from “The Red Hook!” Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

You’ll be seeing stars in the Ridge this weekend!

Bay Ridge Nights: The stars are out in Bay Ridge this weekend! Comment

Borough son puts out the fire

Navy smoke-eater and Brooklyn native Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Arien Brett, simulates putting out a fire during a crash and salvage drill on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). Comment
Bay Ridge: May he rest in peace. Comment
Park Slope: A Park Slope pol wants to pull cars belonging to thousands of law-breaking motorists from city streets and force the rogue riders to go back to drivers’ ed before their wheels are returned, according to legislation he announced last week. Comments (32)
Bergen Beach: It’s a puddle muddle. Comment
Changing Brooklyn: The developer that last year abruptly abandoned its controversial request to rezone two Brooklyn Botanic Garden–adjacent sites to build taller towers on the land quietly resubmitted the application in April, according to a city spokesman. Comments (9)
Art: This is an ivy-league sculpture! Comment

Donovan whacked by both sides over ‘hateful’ mailer

Party Line: Critics across the aisle are blasting the Bay Ridge congressman for hitting peoples’ doorsteps with what they charge is offensive anti-immigration propaganda just to win some votes in a contentious Republican primary election that has President Trump and his controversial policies at its center. Comment

Scout honors soldiers’ resting place

Standing O: A special thank you to borough son Andrew Contrino. The Eagle Scout candidate of BSA Troop 310, as part of his community project, conceived and organized a beautification project to give Barkaloo Cemetery a much needed make-over on May 19. Comment

You have to believe we are magic

Fearless Living: Look, everybody has their “Xanadu” moment. Comment

Should NY legalize gambling on sports?

The Right View: Place your bets! Comment
Digital editions: Every Wednesday, as the Paper readies the pages of its latest print issue, it often cannot believe how much has happened in the few short days since its previous press run. Just last week, for instance, Gowanus was an old-fashioned manufacturing hub, but in the blink of an eye the city announced plans to make way for shiny towers as tall as 17 stories there, and suddenly its industrial days seem as distant as that isle across the East River! And in Brooklyn Heights, where locals have pined for a permanent pool for years, no such swimming hole existed seven days ago, then – boom! – plans to build one in Squibb Park dropped faster than Coney Island’s new Astro Tower ride. Yes, Kings County may constantly change, but its metamorphoses never escape the Paper – so if you ever have trouble keeping up, you know where to turn. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Gowanasauras Rex

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On BPR: There’s life — and artifacts — in the Gowanus Canal!

Podcast: The Gowanus Canal is home to microbes that can only live there — because every other place in the world is just too clean! Comment

Rising from the sludge: City releases rezoning plan for huge swath of Gowanus

Gowanus: The city wants to make way for bigger buildings on Gowanus’s busiest thoroughfare that can pack even more residents inside than current law allows, according to a new proposal to rezone part of the neighborhood that pols released on Monday. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: It’s the day when Fifth Avenue becomes Bay Ridge’s Main Street! Comment
Flatbush: These kids really roared! Comment

Outrage burns on Bklyn Bridge: Orange-clad protestors march across span in latest call for gun-law reform

Brooklyn Heights: These activists wore their fiery passion on their sleeves. Comments (23)

Bow-ouch! Vets give local pups free flu shots at Borough Hall

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Who’s a healthy boy?! Comments (1)
Dining: Ditch the beer bust for the beer bus! Comments (1)

Man wanted for sex abuse on train ride through Bath Beach

Bensonhurst: Police are searching for a man wanted for questioning in connection with a May 25 sex-abuse incident that occurred on a Manhattan-bound D train, near the 25th Avenue station in Bath Beach. Comment
Mean Streets: New street-safety signs the city installed on a bicycling corridor in Prospect Park are anything but, because one of the moveable placards sent a cyclist to the hospital after he crashed into it within a week of its arrival, furious locals claim. Comments (31)
Crown Heights: Paramedics rushed three victims to local hospitals after flames raged through the top floors of a four-story Crown Heights building on Friday. Comment

Police hunt man who stole chain off elderly man’s neck in Sunset Park

Crime: Police are searching for a man who stole a chain off the neck of a 73-year-old man on 48th Street in Sunset Park on May 27. Comment

Three charged in alleged gang shooting in Canarsie

Canarsie: Three men are facing decades in prison after their indictment in connection to an alleged fatal drive-by shooting in Canarsie. Comment
Women of Distinction: Courier Life Publications and Community News Group honored 26 of the borough’s most worthy women at a May 31 awards gala at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights, celebrating of our Brooklyn Women of Distinction, class of 2018. Comments (1)
Mill Basin: Call it a shot across the bow. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: A long-awaited pool will soon arrive — and stay — in Brooklyn Heights, inside a paved city park just above Brooklyn Bridge Park, leaders of Brooklyn’s front yard announced on Friday. Comments (5)
Sunset Park: He put his 50 cents in. Comments (5)

Baddie wields pipe like pistol while robbing W’burg shop

Williamsburg: A fiend waved a pipe like a handgun in order to swipe a wad of cash from a Williamsburg store on May 26, police said. Comment
Brighton Beach: Finally, some relief! Comment
Event: Call it a Memorial Day walk down memory lane. Comment

Off site: Brooklyn music venues lose their websites after ticket vendor hack

Music: The websites for at least seven music spots in Brooklyn have gone blank this weekend, but the shows will go on! Comment

CB2 slaps absent staffer with unpaid suspension at secret meeting

Downtown: His “vacation” is over. Comments (11)

Park perv: Man exposes himself inside playground within Brooklyn’s Backyard, mom claims

Park Slope: A man exposed himself to children playing at Prospect Park’s Imagination Playground on Wednesday, but police let him go with a slap on the wrist after the nanny who spotted him refused to press charges, according to a mommy blogger who frequents the play space. Comments (6)

The Paper on politics

Slope Assemblyman endorses local lawyer to replace embattled district leader

Park Slope: A Park Slope state pol threw his support behind a local attorney running for the low-level, unpaid post of district leader to represent the Brooklyn Democratic Party days after the area’s current district leader announced he would not seek reelection. Comments (1)

Motorcyclist dies after collision with double-parked car in Bushwick

Mean Streets: A motorcyclist died after plowing his two-wheeler into a double-parked car in Bushwick earlier this week, police said. Comments (5)

Bensonhurst man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl on street

Bensonhurst: The police arrested a 65-year-old man who allegedly grabbed the buttocks of an 11-year-old girl on 66th Street in Mapleton on May 23. Comment
Downtown: It was Wednesday afternoon nitro! Comments (1)

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