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Gnarly in Farsi: Habibi brings Middle Eastern surf rock to Bric

Music: They’re making waves! Comment
Nightlife: Talk about an intoxicating performance! Comments (1)

Liver broadcast: Local medical show talks hepatitis C

TV: It’s a hep new topic! Comment

Promenade destruction will hurt community

Speak Out: Our readers sound off on the changing landscape of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a female fermentation festival, a theater of thieves, do-gooder dining, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Transit: The state Legislature is prepared to approve congestion pricing as part of the governor’s executive budget — a measure that would only affect between one and two percent of Kings Countians who drive into the distant isle of Manhattan, according to analysts. Comments (28)

Direct her: Festival highlights female filmmakers

Cinema: Call it the Attack of the 50 Film Women! Comments (3)
Digital editions: Schneps Media is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Check it out, along with our other local editions of the Bay News, Mill Marine Courier, Park Slope Courier, and Brooklyn Graphic! Read more…
Standing O: Lidiya Gerinshteyn celebrated her centennial with family and friends at King David Adult Day Care Center on March 21. Comment
Sunset Park: She plans to keep it rolling! Comments (1)

DA’s Justice 2020 plan calls for reform, but at what cost?

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about the potentially negative impacts of the district attorney’s new plan to steer many lawbreakers away from prison, and toward so-called non-jail resolutions. Comments (6)

Bay Ridge crime boss sentenced in loansharking scheme

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge crime boss was sentenced to more than two years in prison for leading a loansharking scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced last week. Comment
Music: The Crown Heights underground music scene is tight! Comments (2)

Pilfered plastic: Cops seek three in Park Slope credit card theft

Cops are hunting for three people wanted in connection with an illicit spending spree carried out with credit cards nabbed off a Park Slope woman. Comments (2)
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On BPR: The oft-overlooked doctor who blazed the trail for black female physicians in Bklyn and beyond

Podcast: Brooklyn Paper Radio this week explored the life and legacy of a little-known local doctor, who upended convention by becoming New York State’s first black female physician, and the country’s third, back in the 19th century. Comment

Bed-stuy man busted for illegal gun accessory: Feds

Bedford-Stuyvesant: A Bedford-Stuyvesant man busted earlier this month on weapons charges was allegedly toting an assault rifle rigged for automatic fire, which used the same tech employed by a Nevada mass murderer during his 2017 shooting spree that slew 58 people in Las Vegas, court documents show. Comments (4)

Backyard work

Mean Streets: The city plans to install a raised, two-way bike lane on Ocean Avenue along the border of Prospect Park as part of a grander scheme to ring Brooklyn’s Backyard with dedicated paths for cyclists. Comments (30)
Park Slope: Contractors failed to meet their November deadline for a $2.4-million project to repair sidewalks and install other beautifying elements along Flatbush Avenue bordering Prospect Park, according to a Parks Department spokeswoman, who said the agency chose not to fire the company behind the job, which could lead to additional delays. Comments (9)

Factory reset: Clinton Hill civic gurus approve rezoning manufacturing site for new school

Class Action: Clinton Hill civic gurus overwhelmingly supported a local charter school’s plan to erect a new learning house in a historically industrial part of the neighborhood, despite pushback from some locals, who argued the classrooms will further reduce the number of blue-collar jobs in the area, and expose students to dangers such as heavy traffic and pollution. Comments (2)
Downtown: Paramedics took an injured cyclist to the hospital on Monday after someone doored him on Jay Street Downtown. Comments (22)

Death grip: Flatlander sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally strangling his wife

Flatlands: A Flatlands man will spend 20 years behind bars for strangling his wife to death, according to Brooklyn’s top prosecutor. Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: He’s signing off. Comments (1)
Park Slope: Students at a Park Slope Catholic school trekked to a local synagogue to gift their Jewish neighbors an orange tree, in memory of a massacre that claimed 11 lives at a Pittsburgh temple last year. Comments (21)

PLG attorney convicted of lying to Feds about property-sale scheme

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A crooked Prospect-Lefferts Gardens lawyer faces up to 20 years in prison for lying to the Feds to help her aunt avoid paying millions of dollars she owed to the government, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Comments (4)

Rooms with a view: BAM to open new gallery, connect three spaces along Fulton Street

Fort Greene: They’re going strong! Comments (1)

Healthy growth! Coney Island Hospital leaders, pols break ground on facility’s new tower

Coney Island: This hospital is on the up-and-up! Comment
Sheepshead Bay: The city must give a raise to New York’s Finest, according to a Sheepshead Bay councilman, who claimed local cops struggle to make ends meet with the wages they earn protecting and serving the Big Apple. Comments (8)

Sea scrum! Major League Rugby debuts at MCU Park

Coney Island: It’s a whole new ballgame for the stadium by the sea. Comments (3)
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Brutal blow: Brute wanted for clocking woman on Crown Heights street

Crown Heights: Cops are hunting for the scumbag who sucker punched a woman in broad daylight on a Crown Heights street. Comments (3)

Not baa-d! Lamb rescued from expressway finds new home at bucolic farm

Wild Brooklyn: Call it bleating the odds! Comment

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