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Piano wired: Singer plays antique electronic instrument

Music: It’s just an instrument that we used to know. Comment

Kitty cornered: Doc looks at the people inside the Hello Kitty costumes

Cinema: He really got inside her head! Comment
Art: It’s the coast with the most! Comment

Teen terrorists and other tales of adolescence

Rhymes with Crazy: What makes a teen want to blow things up, hack computer, or cry over that burger you are eating? His brain. Comment

Teen terrorists and other tales of adolescence

Rhymes with Crazy: What makes a teen want to blow things up, hack computer, or cry over that burger you are eating? His brain. Comment

There was a shutdown, not a letdown

Well, it was the first morning after the so-called Schumer “government” shutdown, and a funny thing happened. The sun still rose over Flatbush Avenue. The kids were out enjoying a great weekend and most parents couldn’t give a damn about what was going on in Washington. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Wine, women, and talk: ‘Vagina Monologues’ at Owl’s Head wine bar

Theater: Call them wonder women. Comment
Editor’s Picks: We’ve got a philosophy festival, the queen of cuisine, a werewolf watch, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Mean Streets: City transit honchos will hand over 100 on-street parking spots across North Brooklyn to rental-car companies as part of a new program encouraging locals to ditch their own rides for borrowed ones, according to maps recently released by the Department of Transportation. Comments (34)
Coney Island: The citywide ferry service should think twice before dropping anchor in Coney Island Creek, locals warned after The Beep hyped a site there for a ferry landing. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: This hospital is on the mend. Comment

100 candles and counting for Flatbush centenarian

Standing O: Birthday girl Rosaline Maude Thompson-Archer turns 100 on Feb. 3. Comment

‘Independent’ Dem chummy with Hizzoner

Party Line: He’s Brannan’s buddy! Comment
Digital editions: At The Brooklyn Paper, we’re all about Big Hall, not Small Hall. That’s why we celebrate our former All-Stars with vigor and plenty of mustard. Remember when Matt Sweeney was inducted back in 2007? What a speech! And how about Alec MacGillis (or MacGuiness) missing his induction cermony? And we all know Natalie Musumeci is a shoe-in this year, and can’t wait to hear what she has to say at the Brazen Head later this month. Hall of Famers including Kevin Takasato and Emanuel Brown are due to show up, and you should to — if only to hear Ruth Brown make more excuses about her alleged ties to performance-enhancing idiom websites. But she’s not eligible for another three years, so until then, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Podcast: What does a swan sound like when it screams? Comment
Mill Basin: This reopening is long overdue! Comment
Fixing the BQE: Gov. Cuomo must revise his recently unveiled budget so it includes authorization for a process to speed up the city-led reconstruction of a crumbling section of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway in Brooklyn Heights, a contingent of pols demanded. Comments (9)

Two men wanted for allegedly assaulting man with baseball bat

Bensonhurst: Police are hunting for two men who they say assaulted a man with a baseball bat on New Utrecht Avenue on Sept. 21 of last year after the victim allegedly flirted with the girlfriend of one of the attackers, police said. Comment
Park Slope: A developer is selling Park Slope’s landmarked Fourth Avenue bathhouse months after it completed a multi-million dollar, two-year-plus renovation of the building in July. Comments (3)

Sunset Park community board approves Fourth Avenue redesign with new bike paths

Mean Streets: Community Board 7 gave the city’s plan to revamp Fourth Avenue the thumbs up, kissing 225 parking spaces in the district goodbye in exchange for new bike lanes, loading zones, expanded metered parking, and pedestrian safety-measures along the road. Comments (8)

Wednesday: CB13 to discuss 1,000-unit Surf Avenue development at Jan. 24 meeting

Coney Island: Coney Islanders horrified by plans for a massive real estate project reportedly slated to fill three blocks of Surf Avenue with 1,000 apartments are expected to turn out in force at Wednesday’s meeting of Community Board 13 to grill city officials on development in the neighborhood. Comment

Stinky street: City ignoring Bath Beach block that reeks of sewage, locals say

Bensonhurst: This avenue needs a bath! Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: The developers of two polarizing towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park unveiled a new website hawking luxury apartments inside the taller 28-story high-rise, dubbed Quay Tower, even though a judge is still deciding whether the pair of buildings can go up at all. Comments (17)
Prospect Heights: Honchos at an influential landmarks-advocacy group are throwing their weight behind a grassroots scheme to protect more than 80 century-old apartment buildings in Prospect Heights, according to a local spearheading the preservation initiative. Comments (6)
Greenpoint: A local drag queen took to the altar of a Greenpoint church on Sunday to read stories to a crowd of youngsters, defying gender and religious norms to remind the kids that they can be anything they want when they grow up. Comments (3)
Dining: A native Italian opened a vegan and vegetarian eatery in Park Slope that puts a healthy twist on some of her favorite red-sauce staples. Comment
Canarsie: The city wants to block a way on the Rockaway Parkway. Comment

Man wanted for grabbing woman’s buttocks at 86th Street subway station

Bay Ridge: Police are asking the public to help them identify a man who allegedly grabbed a woman’s buttocks on the Manhattan-bound R train platform at the 86th Street station at Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge on Jan. 14. Comment
Go There Now While You Still Can: It won’t be a community staple for long. Comments (11)
Awesome: A shower-on-wheels will start rolling across Brooklyn next year, giving homeless locals a private place to bathe — a basic privilege that will help empower their efforts to get off the streets, according to the beep. Comments (7)

Note-passing fiend swipes green from Boerum Hill bank

Boerum Hill: Cops are searching for a crook who stole cash from a Flatbush Avenue bank on Wednesday, just days after a string of robberies at three other North Brooklyn banks. Comment
Crown Heights: A small army of New York’s Bravest quenched a fire that raged inside a vacant four-story Crown Heights building on Wednesday. Comments (1)

Playground perv: Man arrested for exposing himself to kids outside Slope school

Park Slope: Cops cuffed a guy for exposing himself to a woman and children on the playground behind a Park Slope elementary school on Wednesday. Comment
Williamsburg: They’re leading the charge. Comments (10)

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