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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Cowboy karaoke: You are the country music star at Downtown’s Hill Country

Music: This karaoke night has both kinds of music — country and western. Comments (5)

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Local color: People’s Playground photographers put Coney on display

Art: Call it a Coney photo album. Comment

Art of darkness: Uncover art with a flashlight at Brooklyn Lyceum

Theater: At experimental art show, the audience holds the spotlight. Comments (9)

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Sharkmuffin attack! W’burg trio sinks its teeth into the music world

Music: As its name suggests, this garage rock trio is both sweet and fierce. Comment

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Rugging up: Boerum Hill artist weaves photos into prayer rugs

Art: This artist mixes the spiritual with the arboreal. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: “The Karate Kid,” Neil deGrasse Tyson, fancy peanut butter and other things to do in Brooklyn this coming week. Comment

Bartoonist goes tropical

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator dons his best Hawaiian shirt and hits a winter beach party at Greenpoint beer bar the Diamond. Comments (4)

Trial and error! Brooklyn mother seeks to free son in case made for Hollywood

A Brooklyn mother is hoping the new district attorney will give a second chance to her son, who was convicted of murder in 2005 — and whose story will soon be a film starring actor Chris Noth. Comments (8)

Do the write thing: Rosie Perez reveals traumatic childhood in new memoir

Books: The Brooklyn-born and bred actress reveals her difficult upbringing in Bushwick and an upstate New York orphanage. Comments (14)

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Feeling hot, hot, hot! Brooklyn is burning up with fiery food events

Get ready to get sweaty, with a Bloody Mary mix-off and a talk on the history of hot sauce. Comments (25)

Underground history: Cemetery hosts Black History Month tour

Event: There is no need to dig up the past at this educational event — just drive quietly through it. Comments (2)

College try: Should the Dad make sure his kid goes to class?

The Dad: This week, our fearless father wonders if he should monitor his freshman daughters attendance at the school he’s paying for. Comments (3)

Nuthin' but Nets

Nets need to make a big move that should involve the big man

Front Court: This week, our columnist wonders if it’s time the Nets dump Brook Lopez. Comment

D-Will must play Superman down the strecth

Back Court: Our columnist says we’ll need to see a repeat of last season’ second half performance by Deron Williams if we expect to make the playoffs. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Missing Red Hook 15-year-old found

Red Hook: A Red Hook teen is safe and sound after disappearing from the grocery store just two blocks from her brownstone home for a little over a week, according to cops, who say she ran away. Comments (4)

Ultimate toddler fighters train at Greenpoint gym

Greenpoint: These pint-sized pipsqueaks are a long way from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but while their fellow toddlers are busy picking their noses and learning their ABCs, they are preparing for combat. Comments (2)

Last go-round — famed Coney ride-maker passes on

It is the end of an era — and a long, great ride. Comment

LICH in the balance

Hospitals in Crisis: A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge on Tuesday once again pushed back a decision on whether state officials broke the law when they reduced service at Long Island College Hospital. Comments (9)

Is it possible to write a column without a declarative sentence?

Were our pals at BrooklynDaily.com really able to pull that off? Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Driver in Fort Greene child-death crash facing murder rap

Mean Streets: Brooklyn’s top prosecutor did something unusual in this deadly driving case. He charged the motorist with a crime. Comments (11)

LICH PITCH: Learning on the job

Hospitals in Crisis: “No experience necessary” is not the motto of this bidder seeking control of Long Island College Hospital, but it is definitely something he said when discussing his qualifications. Comments (2)

Graffitists hit expressway

Bay Ridge: The canal isn’t the only Gowanus that needs cleaning. Comments (12)

Women stab man with steak knife as he tries to break up fight

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

The $7 latte reviewed

Greenpoint: We put the most expensive brew in the borough to the taste test. Comments (54)

Mental Rentals

Williamsburg ‘Wild West’ for ‘affordable housing’ ads: Official

Williamsburg: Building owners are gaming the city’s rules for so-called “affordable” housing by advertising cheap rentals on an obscure government website no cash-strapped Brooklyn renter would be likely to read, said a local official who wants to make such apartment deals impossible to miss. Comments (4)

The cheapest digs in Dumbo

DUMBO: Here is how to apply for a sweet deal in the high-rent neighborhood. Comment

Eric Adams by the numbers

Adams on Line 1: The beep wants to use real-time data to bring city services like snow removal out of the “Ice Age.” Comments (2)

Repping Brooklyn! Flatbush Congresswoman wants smooth landings for borough musicians’ gear

Politics: A Flatbush pol is demanding airlines take better care of Brooklyn musicians’ precious cargo. Comments (7)

Snow-sculptors battle in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklynites of all ages turned out on Saturday for a very cold snow-sculpting contest at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment

Downtown church shopping itself around

Downtown: Church leaders want this place to remain a house of the lord while becoming home to some people and some stores. Comment

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Do you believe what they did to that giraffe in Copenhagen? Carmine can’t

Sunday Screech: Carmine would not have eaten that animal — no matter how hungry he was — even if he was starving! Comments (8)

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Getting hot and heavy by the Narrows

Bay Ridge Nights: Our party weather expert over at BrooklynDaily.com predicts another warm and wild weekend in Bay Ridge. Comment

Vouch surfing! Feds free up hospital cash, but LICH will miss the waive

Hospitals in Crisis: Beleaguered Brooklyn hospitals could get skipped — and Long Island College Hospital will definitely get passed over — by the billions of dollars the feds gave the state to boost its healthcare system last week. Comments (7)

Listen up! Spike Lee to give free lecture at Pratt

Cinema: Brooklyn’s prodigal son will return. Comments (3)

A whole latte money!

Greenpoint: The $7 latte is here. Comments (61)

War on Cars

Panel calls for car crackdown in Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace

Mean Streets: Call it cop envy. Comments (19)

Traffic calming vs. traffic causing

Mean Streets: Two local panels are at loggerheads over a plan to slow down cars on the streets of Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Comments (10)

Letter from Methodist: You got it wrong again

Letters: A public relations rep for the Park Slope hospital says that we once again screwed up coverage of its controversial expansion bid. Comments (10)

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Snowstorm wreaks havoc across Brooklyn

Photo Galleries: A pregnant woman’s death by snowplow and the collapse of an East River Ferry pier in Greenpoint are just a few of the worst incidents during today’s relentless snow and sleet storm. Comment

Motorist killed 80-year-old lady in Williamsburg: Cops

Mean Streets: A driver mowed down an elderly woman in Williamsburg as she was crossing the street on Tuesday afternoon, killing her, police said. Comments (6)

Park Slope schoolboy mugged on his way home from class

Park Slope: It is purportedly the latest in a string of bully robberies. Comments (6)