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Monday, March 9, 2015

Artist teaches our future robot overlords how to sculpt

Weird Art: In the future, the message will be inside the medium. Comment

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Carmine takes a tumble in front of pol’s office, finds sanctuary inside

Sunday Screech: A terrifying sidewalk scooter accident becomes a love-fest for Councilman Mark Treyger’s staff in this week’s riveting edition. Comment

Saturday, March 7, 2015

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: A Van Damme video night, a Beatles show for kids, John Hodgman, and other great things to do in Brooklyn, March 6–11. Comment

Make-up test! Comics battle it out at new improv contest

Nightlife: Improv comedy is usually a collaborative team activity — but this event has turned it into a sport that pits comedians head-to-head. Comment

Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Charges dropped against Sunset Park teen after videos show cops lied

Sunset Park: The 17-year-old had been charged with felony assault for a blow an officer sustained when another cop hit him with a baton, according to the teen’s attorney. Comments (13)

Dewey does the robot: High school is gadgetry proving-ground

Circuit Lord: John Dewey High School in Gravesend is home to a robust robitcs program where kids are learning to build our future overlords. Comments (3)

Crummy lays off the sauce — a little bit

Flagrant Fowl: The Nets’ play post-trade gives our columnist something to hold onto. Comment

Mock meat! Comedians spoof Brooklyn restaurants in new book

Books: Brooklyn’s hottest restaurant is Fuds. This place has everything... Comments (1)

City gives kids day off for two Muslim holidays

Bay Ridge: Public school kids will get the day off from school during two major Muslim holidays — Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha — starting this summer, according to Mayor DeBlasio, who announced the new holidays at PS-IS 30 in Bay Ridge on March 4. Comments (6)

Band book-ers: Teens organize rock concerts at the Carroll Gardens Library

Music: These teens are fighting for their right to party — in the library. Comments (4)

How can I keep my kids from joining the Islamic State?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders what it will take to make sure his kids don’t go to extremes. Comments (3)

The ever-versatile, always-there Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Oh, the places we’ll go. Spread out on the kitchen table with coffee. Elaborately folded on the train with strangers. Smuggled into the bathroom during the work day. On the bar counter in the evening. Over the head of a hot date in the rain. And, when all the reading’s through, onto the bottom of the ol’ litter box. Life is a cycle, and it’s one best enjoyed with your companion, reliable as Fridays, The Brooklyn Paper. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Battery recharge: Tunnel to half-close overnight for three years

Red Hook: One of the two tubes that comprise the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed every night, and sometimes for entire weekends, until 2018 so crews can fix Hurricane Sandy damage, transit honchos announced on Tuesday. Comments (20)

Artists destroy their own work for new exhibit

Art: See it while you still can. Comment

Coney hosts a home-brew contest

Dining: That’s not sea foam tickling your nose. Comment

Would-be child pornographer from Midwood gets 36 years

Midwood: A Midwood man convicted of attempting to drug and sexually abuse a 3-month-old infant, an 18-month-old toddler, and a 7-year-old girl with the intention of producing child pornography was sentenced to 36 years in prison and lifetime state supervision on Feb. 27. Comment

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A-Rod-inspired bodega tentatively accepts slugger’s apology

Clinton Hill: They’ll take this hero with a grain of salt. Comments (1)

Veterans turn their old uniforms into works of art

Art: This is a serious change of clothes. Comments (2)

Dicey situation

New bill to battle illegal conversions unveiled at Dyker town hall

Dyker Heights: The city is taking steps to put Brooklyn’s illegal home conversion problem on ice, but locals say the battle is just heating up. Comments (31)

Measured response to anti-Asian remark at meeting

Dyker Heights: “I feel a little uncomfortable with an Asian in the room,” a man yelled, his identity unclear in the crowded room. Comments (11)

Cult Park Slope trio releases first album in two decades

Music: But don’t call it a comeback. Comment
NYPD

Daycare employee pulled out 3-year-old’s hair in anger

Fort Greene: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

Driver careens onto Ridge park jogging trail

Mean Streets: An 82-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he lost control of his car and it ran off the road and careened through the air, landing upside-down in a Bay Ridge park on Feb. 27, police said. Comments (1)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Praying dress-up: Purim is pure fun at Brooklyn Heights temple

Brooklyn Heights: Let the Purim party begin. Comment

Yellow light for green roof as city assesses Barclays safety following worker death

Atlantic Yards: The steel deliveries have stopped at Barclays Center. Comments (7)

W’burg jokesters to build Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding museum in ap’t hallway

Williamsburg: It’s a museum of modern angst. Comments (5)

Cash only: Knitting Factory to open bank-themed restaurant

Dining: There is no tension between booking punk rock shows and running a JPMorgan Chase-inspired eatery, according to management. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

They are the champions: Students got honored for being the best

Downtown: Borough President Eric Adams honored students at Borough Hall for their athletic and scholastic accomplishments on Wednesday night. Comments (2)

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

EXCLUSIVE

Kosciuszko Bridge replacement to include bike lane, walking path

Greenpoint: Greenpointers are set to get a shiny new bike path and pedestrian walkway on one of the two spans replacing the decrepit Kosciuszko Bridge, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (16)
EXCLUSIVE

Squibb Park Bridge repairs to run $700K, Bridge Park won’t say why it closed

Bridge ‘Park’: The bouncy, $4.1-million footbridge that connects Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park is set to get $700,000 in repairs, but park honchos say they probably won’t share what made it so dangerous in the first place. Comments (7)

Bay Ridge residents pan plan for pre-K near flophouse

Bay Ridge: The city wants to build a standalone prekindergarten facility on 93rd Street in Bay Ridge, but neighbors say a seedy hotel up the block will put kids at risk. Comments (10)

Local Uzbek leader disavows terror suspects

One of the men arrested on terrorism charges on Feb. 25 for his alleged plan to join Islamic State fighters in Syria raised concerns among his fellow Muslims with his rigid, archaic interpretation of Islam, according to a local community leader who knew him. Comments (1)

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

EXCLUSIVE

New Citi Bike locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint revealed

Greenpoint: There are 53 in all, and they are set to arrive by the end of the year. Comments (23)

Man survives being run over by train at Union Street

Park Slope: A man survived a brush with death on Thursday morning after falling onto the train tracks at the Union Street stop on the R line in Park Slope, according to a transit spokeswoman. Comments (1)

A Heights to remember: Civic group honors head, skewers Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Heights Association feted retiring executive director Judy Stanton at its annual meeting. Comment

Feds: Uzbek nationals tried to fight with Islamic State, offered to bomb Coney Island

Killing President Obama was also put on the table, though the most concrete steps the Brooklyn trio took were buying plane tickets to Turkey, according to federal prosecutors. Comment

Bensonhurst livery cab station fixes feral cats

Bensonhurst: Finally, a car service that keeps stray cats from delivering kittens! Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the whole story. Comment

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