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Theater: He’s just a god from Brooklyn. Comments (2)

America’s immigration system should be like Canada’s

Reader Alan Podhaizer makes a valid point in that most of our ancestors were immigrants who might not fit the requirements the President would like to institute. He neglects to mention the ones they did have to adhere to. Many were turned away because of common illnesses like conjunctivitis or for minor disabilities. They were required to prove that they could support themselves or be sponsored by family or one of the many societies of landsmen which were formed for that purpose. The elderly could only brought over by established relatives who would vouch for their future support. Today, many elderly immigrants come to America to “retire” and receive benefits from a system which they never supported. A visiting nurse friend has a patient who came to th Comment

Lit up on screen: Library’s film fest looks at writers

Cinema: Call it motion picture literature. Comment

The in-cider

The in-cider

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator likes them apples at the Bad Seed Taproom in Crown Heights. Comments (4)

Portraits of the past: Myrtle Avenue show of black history

Art: They are looking back at black history. Comment
Sunset Park: City transit honchos were a no-show at a meeting about safety plans for the Fourth Avenue “death trap” gas station just a block from an elementary school in Sunset Park, and the Department of Transportation is keeping locals in the dark, concerned parents said. Comments (6)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a jug band extravaganza, a celebration of the unemployed, an expert on poo, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Music will carry you through the Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge Nights: This weekend in Bay Ridge will be music to your ears! Comment
Flatbush: Mayor DeBlasio returned to his old stomping grounds on Tuesday to deliver his fifth State of the City address at Kings Theatre, but Hizzoner barely mentioned his home borough in the speech, except for shout-outs to the beep and the historic Flatbush playhouse. Comments (6)

Police searching for three men in connection with string of muggings

Brighton Beach: The police are asking the public to help identify two of three men who are wanted for questioning in connection with a string of four violent robberies between December and January in the Brighton Beach area. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: Police are on the lookout for two men they believe stole several cell phones from a T-Mobile store on Kings Highway on Jan. 31. Comment
Standing O: As part of Catholic Schools Week, students at Good Shepherd Catholic Academy in Marine Park made Valentines Day cards and collected funds from Dress Down Day to give senior citizens at the Parish Friendship Club a special day. Comment
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On BPR: Marine Park needs to go historic!

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On BPR: Marine Park needs to go historic!

Marine Park: The case for turning quaint Marine Park into an historic district was made on the latest episode of Brooklyn Paper Radio by real estate agent Jerry Minsky. Comments (10)

Manhattan DA’s plan for subway fare cheats is insane

The Right View: District Attorney Cyrus Vance needs to do his job and enforce all laws, not just he ones he likes, says our columnist. Comment

Supporting my teen during trauma

Fearless Living: This week Steph learns that she doesn’t have all the answers, and that’s okay. Comments (2)
Digital editions: So what if your special someone walked out in the middle of Valentine’s Day dinner last night, leaving behind her those gold-dipped roses and molten chocolate cake. Remember, you’ve always got The Brooklyn Paper. So while you cry in your coffee, drown your sorrows with and old friend who will always be there for you, no matter how big of a heel you can sometimes be. Oh, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Coney Island: Coney Island’s councilman has introduced a bill to make it easier for lower-income property owners in high-risk flood zones citywide to get cheaper flood insurance. Comment
Greenpoint: The unlicensed garbage-truck operator who hit and killed a cyclist in Greenpoint last July drove for a company with a history of fatal crashes that pushes speed over safety amid a culture of malfeasance — inevitably leading to deadly collisions, those who work there and union officials claimed. Comments (21)

Water torture: Three-year pipe-replacement project in Slope will sap parking, close streets

Park Slope: Park Slopers can expect three years of racket, road closures, and parking woes as workers dig up neighborhood streets to renovate aging city pipes below them. Comments (5)
Downtown: Hundreds of Brooklynites packed a Downtown hotel on Saturday to celebrate the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s 100th year of boosting local businesses. Comments (2)

Death of Canarsie child may have been from flu

Canarsie: A little girl in Canarsie who died on Feb. 10 may have been the fourth child in the city to die of the flu this season. Comment
Gerritsen Beach: A Gerritsen Beach pizzeria has come up with a fishy way to help customers observe Lent. Comment
Gowanus: Locals’ minds are spinning over the fate of two adjacent Gowanus plots currently zoned for manufacturing that a borough-based developer is about to buy, because it’s anyone’s guess what the new owner — a firm the mayor recently tapped to build luxury towers on a nearby public-housing complex’s parking lot — might erect on the massive parcels. Comments (2)
Fixing the BQE: They need to work it out so the real work can begin! Comments (9)
Marine Park: This run is a walk in the park! Comment

Sick driver charged with manslaughter for ‘preventable death’ in East Flatbush crash

Mean Streets: The district attorney charged a sickly motorist with reckless manslaughter for hitting and killing a man in East Flatbush last year, claiming the driver with multiple sclerosis knew better than to get behind the wheel in his condition. Comments (1)
Crown Heights: A shooter killed a 26-year-old man in Crown Heights before dawn on Friday, within walking distance of a grisly stabbing that left two people dead in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens on Wednesday night. Comment
Awesome: It’s the Sahadi’s experience — on steroids! Comment
Downtown: The government agreed to temporarily halt the deportation of a Brooklynite nationally known for his immigrants’ rights activism after he filed a lawsuit in federal district court on Feb. 9 alleging that the Trump administration is deliberately targeting immigrant activists who speak out on behalf of their cause. Comments (4)
Coney Island: They’re finally coughing up cash for the creek! Comment
Williamsburg: The city will rip up the track and field at Williamsburg’s McCarren Park next month so workers can spend the next year laying down new rubber and artificial turf for local athletes, according to the Department of Parks and Recreation. Comments (11)

Cyber creep charged: DA indicts Ditmas Park man for targeting young girls in social-media sex scheme

Ditmas Park: A Ditmas Park man lured underage teenage girls into having sex with him using Facebook and false promises of cash, before blackmailing at least one victim with footage of their illicit affair, according to the district attorney. Comment
Marine Park: Our pals at Brooklyn Daily offer a great take on the big changes happening in quaint Marine Park. Read more…

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