Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

Music: They’re gettin’ juggy with it! Comments (1)

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: This powerful new play is sometimes hard to watch. Comment

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Mean Streets: A Fourth Avenue gas station near a Sunset Park elementary school is a “death trap,” according to local parents, who blasted the city for not doing enough about it. Comments (16)
Dyker Heights: The Sisters of Mercy gave the Narrows Senior Center a grace period before it’s evicted from the recently sold Angel Guardian home in Dyker Heights, but that doesn’t make the oldsters there any happier about being forced to move to a new — and inferior — location, according to members. Comments (1)
Nightlife: Are you ready for some football? Comment
Bay Ridge: Demonstrators rallied outside the district office of a Bay Ridge state senator on Monday to protest a comment he made about drug addiction in a recent interview that many locals and officials called racially charged. Comments (6)
Editor’s Picks: This week, we’re going to watch movies starring groundhogs, crabs, and kitties, plus a live-action musical with a singing frog! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Dressed in red

Wearing red today raises awareness of the risk of heart disease to women

Health: Today, the American Heart Association is launching its Get Heart Smart for Women campaign, a call to action to spread the message that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. Comment
Health: Community News Group’s President and Publisher opens up about her personal battle with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Comment
Health: NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn has recruited four skilled heart specialists to bolster its cardiovascular services in the city’s most populous borough. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: Two developers will pay the city millions to build a pair of privately owned residential towers on a parking lot for residents of a Boerum Hill public-housing complex, leaders of the New York City Housing Authority recently announced. Comments (25)
Prospect Heights: New York taxpayers will shell out millions so the New York Islanders can spend less time playing in Brooklyn over the next three years before the team abandons the borough altogether, Gov. Cuomo announced on Monday. Comment
Red Hook: Loyal patrons of a beloved Red Hook dive bar took their last swigs at the liquor-slinging pub on Saturday during a rowdy final farewell party that bested any other night in the nearly 15-year-old spot’s existence, its owner said. Comments (2)

Black powers! Film festival celebrates black superheroes

Cinema: This festival is a study in black and might. Comment

Anti-social media: Play mocks Instagram addiction

Theater: This show is #amazing! Comment

Teaching her college-bound boy to go with the flow

Fearless Parenting: Life is a highway, and Steph wants her boys to drive it all night long. Comment
Page 1: But it is anything but mad. This week, the Paper traded its signature blue for a bold red to show its support for the millions of women — many in its own backyard — who battle heart disease and stroke each year. Education and awareness are what drives the Paper to cover any issue, and informing its sisters of their health risks is certainly no exception. So keep researching, doctors. Keep fighting, patients. And keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

Blind spots

Podcast: Speaking on Brooklyn Paper Radio, the beep said its time we crack down on drivers who kill or mame pedestrians or bicyclists. Comments (11)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Cops arrested an oil-truck driver who hit and killed a teenage bike rider in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Friday because he allegedly drove without a license. But the motorist who fatally collided with a 27-year-old cyclist in Greenpoint last July while driving a garbage truck he was not licensed to operate only received a violation that prosecutors couldn’t charge him on, according to a spokesman for District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. Comments (9)

Pulpit non-fiction: Library hosts reading of Dr. King’s sermon to kick off Black History Month

Prospect Heights: The Brooklyn Public Library’s central branch will host a reading of one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final sermons on Sunday, 50 years to the day when he first delivered the speech to congregants of his Atlanta church. Comment

Found himself: Alleged thief submits to Feds after seeing his face on wanted poster

Crown Heights: A Crown Heights man suspected of robbing a Utica Avenue bank had no idea he was the target of a federal investigation until he saw his face on wanted posters for the crime — which he told officers he didn’t remember committing, according to prosecutors. Comments (1)
Theater: Call it “Beauty and the Best-Dressed.” Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Super markets!

Fort Greene: Here’s what’s in store for customers when Fort Greene’s new Whole Foods Market 365 opens tomorrow. Comments (3)
Flatbush: Island-culture lovers trekked to Flatbush last weekend to celebrate the grand reopening of a Caribbean marketplace, thrilling sellers excited to set up shop inside the new, temporary space after vacating the old location last summer. Comments (3)
Crime: Cops are hunting for the letter-writing robber who held up Park Slope and Sheepshead Bay banks in a spree that began on Jan. 16. Comment

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: Honchos of a popular Brooklyn-based creamery announced Friday that they will scoop their frozen confections at a new location inside a historic Prospect Park West building that once hosted an old-timey ice-cream parlor in the 1930s. Comments (3)
Crime: An out-of-state homicide detective is asking Brooklynites to help crack a three-decade-old probe into the murder of two presumed Kings County teens. Comment

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Greenpoint: The city is protecting a private-carting company with a history of fatal accidents after its employee hit and killed a 27-year-old cyclist in Greenpoint last July while driving a massive garbage truck he was not licensed to operate, the lawyer representing the victim’s family told the Brooklyn Paper. Comments (22)
River of Tears: The city will transform one of the most dangerous streets in North Brooklyn into a major bus-and-bicycle corridor for straphangers looking to cross the East River when the L train’s underwater Brooklyn-to-Manhattan tube closes in April 2019. Comments (7)

Grave concerns!

You’ve got hate mail: Cemetery honcho bombarded with letters blasting his request for gyno’s statue

Greenwood Heights: Dozens of irate locals fired off letters to the head honcho of Brooklyn’s biggest necropolis after this newspaper reported he wanted the graveyard to be the final resting place for a polarizing effigy of a gynecologist who experimented on black slaves. Comments (17)

Fighting words: Residents react to Green-Wood’s statue scheme

Brooklyn Is Angry: Green-Wood Cemetery’s offer to take a controversial statue off the city’s hands sparked too much controversy for one story, so we culled additional comments from the dozens of letters locals sent in opposition to the monument’s move. Comments (4)

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Cleaning Our Waterways: The long-awaited cleanse of the toxic Gowanus Canal got stuck in the muck yet again last month when workers hit a roadblock during one of the simplest parts of the cleanup, according to the man in charge of it. Comments (4)

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