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Coney Island: Peanuts, Cracker Jack — and swag! Comment

Wiener’s circle: Chestnut challenger hopes to prevail at Nathan’s Famous food fight

Event: He’ll have his hot dogs and cake, and eat them too! Comment
Art: This historian is really up on a creek. Comments (1)

Brew news

Dining: He’s keeping Coney Island hopping! Comment
Dining: Braven Brewing, Grimm Ales, and Stillwater will open in the next few months. Comments (1)

Just seeking a pizza the American Dream

Dear Mr. Lobenstein, In your letter in the June 15–21 edition of the Bay News about the delivery man who was arrested and turned over to immigration authorities while trying to deliver a pizza to the Ft. Hamilton Army Base, you ask “Do you see anything wrong here?” I see a lot wrong here. Comment
Marine Park: The garage of the giant Avenue T house in Marine Park appears to be higher than is allowed, according to both neighbors and the Department of Buildings, and the developer doesn’t have an explanation. Comment

Mustard mobile: ‘Hot Dog Bus’ offers free franks

Dining: Hot diggety! You can chow down on a free hot dog served fresh from an overstuffed, vaguely bun-shaped bus that will be parked in Brooklyn Bridge Park every weekend until Aug. 26. Comment
Sunset Park: The owner of a soon-to-open 39th Street bar that neighbors worry will cause the same quality-of-life problems as its seedy predecessor must return to the Sunset Park community board — again — to present a written security plan for the space after he failed to bring it to this month’s Public Safety Committee meeting, the civic gurus demanded. Comment
Nightlife: It is more than a show! Comment

Flash back to the past in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Turn back the clock with music from decades past this weekend in the Ridge! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got Midsummer magic, a poutine party, a festival of funny females, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Boro daughter cites Bklyn upbringing for her success in the Navy

Boerum Hill: Native Brooklynite Petty Officer 2nd Class Aliah Hall, a graduate of Boerum Hill’s Metropolitan Corporate Academy, serves with one of the Navy’s most advanced amphibious-warfare units — and credits many of her accomplishments to growing up in Kings County. Comments (1)
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Harbor Watch: The serviceman transferred his role to his successor during a June 8 ceremony, which also marked his retirement. Comment

Curb enthusiasm: Pol hopes bill will fix illegal driveways

Bensonhurst: Local pols are pushing for a bill they say will reclaim on-street parking spaces from greedy property owners who illegally cut curbs in front of their homes to create unauthorized driveways. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park stewards are backing locals’ demands for a new footbridge from Brooklyn Heights to the green space, and they can’t promise that construction of the public pool coming to Squibb Park won’t force them to close its eponymous zig-zagging walkway to Brooklyn’s front yard. Comments (9)
Music: Call it the soundtrack to summer. Comment

March madness: Hungry March Band launches its new album

Music: Bring your appetite! Comment
Prospect Heights: These clothes are fresh off the Shaq! Comment
Dance: It’s a dream of the past and present. Comments (1)
Dining: This food fest is fresher than ever! Comment

GOPer goes ‘Game of Thrones’ on corrupt pols

Party Line: A Republican candidate running to fill the vacant Bay Ridge-to-Coney Island Assembly seat is taking a page out of the script of the popular show “Game of Thrones” by proposing disgraced pols be forced to parade through their communities in order to shame them. Comment

Bay Ridge pharmacy keeps March of Dimes marching on

Standing O: Kudos and thanks to the owners and staff of Bridge Pharmacy. The giving guys and gals presented a $500 check to, “Team Natalie Grace,” a March of Dimes Family Team in support of the organization’s annual March for Babies fundraiser. Comment

Note to self: I killed the cat

Fearless Living: Sure, the vet can say it was inevitable that it would die before its second birthday, but I know it was my fault. Comment

At the Fort Hamilton Army Base, the law is the law

The Right View: Staff at the base did the right thing by detaining Pablo Villavicencio, says our columnist. Comment
Digital editions: While reporting the truth behind claims that a long-shuttered Fort Greene park recently reopened without notice, the Paper stumbled upon what may be its most creative excuse yet for maneuvering out of a sticky situation: Spike Lee made me do it! Yes, the native filmmaker allegedly let locals into the still-forbidden green space because he forgot to lock it following a shoot, and who’s to say that was the only time he’s led folks astray. Caught jaywalking? Spike Lee made me do it! Right on red? Spike Lee made me do it! Hopping a turnstile? That’s right, Spike Lee made me do it! Of course, the acclaimed auteur did not force anyone to enter the park, just as he has never forced the Paper to commit any of those infractions. In fact, he has only taught us to Do the Right Thing, and for that, the Paper is proud to proclaim: Spike Lee made me do it! Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Fort Greene: Reports that a long-shuttered green space near Fort Greene’s Brooklyn Academy of Music quietly reopened last weekend are not true, according to city officials, who blamed filmmaker Spike Lee for unknowingly letting a few locals into the park when he forgot to lock its gates while shooting there. Comments (7)
Park Slope: Leaders at a Park Slope house of worship and a local do-gooder installed an on-street cupboard outside the Prospect Avenue church that good Samaritans can stock with non-perishable foods and other household supplies for needy passersby to freely take. Comments (3)
Changing Brooklyn: A developer filed permits for one of two residential buildings planned to rise as part of its redevelopment of Crown Heights’s Bedford-Union Armory, even though a state Supreme Court judge has yet to rule in a case that could send the city-approved scheme back to the drawing board. Comments (2)
Brighton Beach: He’s a bone fide local hero! Comment
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Find out what to do this summer on Brooklyn Paper Radio

Podcast: Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the good times? Comment

PS 203 celebrates its first Eid al-Fitr

Flatlands: It was a fine finish for the fast. Comment

Making a splash: Mermaid Parade brings out the joy of Coney Island

Coney Island: It was a sight to sea! Comment

Up and down ride for Cyclones ends with win

The Ride: The streaking Cyclones continued their strong start to the season Tuesday night when they topped the Renegades for the second night in a row and moved to 4–1 on the season. Comments (1)

Bathhouse doubles as sports bar

Sheepshead Bay: It’s a soccer spa! Comment
Marine Park: These singers hit a high note! Comment

80 Flatbush flashpoints

Downtown: Local HIV-AIDS patients slammed the city for keeping them in the dark about its plans to close and relocate a health-services center on the edge of Boerum Hill next month, which officials said will shutter because its building is set to be demolished to make way for a controversial megadevelopment on the site. Comments (6)
Dining: Bartenders at a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens watering hole are waking up at the crack of dawn to serve liquid breakfasts to local football fans looking for a spot to watch the World Cup — even if it means kissing sleep goodbye for the next month. Comments (2)

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with crossover vehicle in East New York

Mean Streets: A motorcyclist died after colliding with a car in East New York on Saturday morning, police said. Comment

Clones top Renegades for third win in a row

The Ride: The Cyclones held off a late surge by the Renegades beating Hudson Valley for the first time since the 2016 season. Comment
Flatlands: Three people stole five figures from a man in a bank parking lot on Flatbush Avenue on June 11. Comment

Kids show off scientific achievements at District 22 expo

Midwood: These kids are scientifically gifted! Comment
Red Hook: Preservationists are crying foul play after a blaze tore through a vacant Red Hook warehouse on Thursday night, just weeks after a coalition of locals asked the city to landmark the building. Comments (9)

Caught on stream: Man gets five-plus years in prison for brutal assault broadcast on Facebook

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A Prospect-Lefferts Gardens man will spend five-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to savagely beating a homeless man inside a Lincoln Road apartment complex — and broadcasting the assault live on Facebook — a judge ruled on Friday. Comment

No road out: Driver charged with manslaughter for fatal Slope crash stuck in Rikers

Blind Spots: The motorist who crashed into five people crossing a Park Slope street in March, killing two kids and an unborn baby, cannot make bail and will wait out her trial in New York City’s notoriously hellish Rikers Island — where one deranged inmate already assaulted her, according to her lawyer. Comments (18)

Healthy growth: Methodist Hospital’s once-controversial new complex tops out

Park Slope: Bigwigs at Park Slope’s Methodist Hospital gathered at the construction site of its newest, years-in-the-making facility on Wednesday to put their John Hancocks on the structure’s last steel beam before workers installed it into the building’s frame. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Students from classrooms across the borough piloted self-made sailboats into the East River from Brooklyn Bridge Park last week, culminating the end of an eight-month ship-building course that taught the youngsters the value of a hard day’s work, according to its director. Comment

Clones topple Yankees 4–2, winning season’s first three-game series

The Ride: With yesterday’s win, Brooklyn’s Boys of Summer took claimed their first three-game-series victory over Staten Island since 2014! Comment
Blind Spots: A woman was killed and her son critically injured in a traffic accident on Seaview Avenue in Canarsie on June 12. Comments (3)
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Whatta trade! Clones acquistion — from Staten Island — helps beat Yanks

The Ride: The Mets and Yankees can make a trade — and the Mets can get the best of it! Comment

Cyclones drop opener on the Rock

The Ride: Here’s the first pitch … and the season’s over. Comment
Meadows of Shame: Toxic blue-green algae is blooming on Prospect Park Lake for the fifth-consecutive summer, according to state environmental sleuths, and stewards of Brooklyn’s Backyard are banning pooches from its water because the goop can be fatal to dogs and harmful to their humans. Comments (1)

Author gets intimate: Acclaimed Haitian-American writer talks hot-button topics at P’Heights library

Books: A celebrated Haitian-American author will discuss how such polarizing issues as immigration and terrorism influence her craft during a free lecture at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch on Sunday. Comment
Greenpoint: The owner of a beloved Polish deli in Greenpoint may be forced to close it this summer because her landlord upped the rent, but a fan is stepping in to save the old-fashioned delicatessen by helping to find it a new home in the neighborhood. Comments (3)
Dining: They took a bite out of Bushwick! Comment

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