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Monday, May 11, 2015

Almanac of awesome! Sloper writes guide to fascinating folks

Books: He is fascinated by the fascinating. Comment

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Do kids and adults playing together mix?

Rhymes with Crazy: The city says kids shouldn’t interact with adults they don’t know in parks. Our columnist says that’s nuts. Comments (4)

Friday, May 8, 2015

The air down there: Duo starts radio station in Bushwick basement

Bushwick: They’re going wireless — in more ways than one! Comment

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Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Dance to zydeco music, score a bargain bike; learn to weld, and other great things to do in Brooklyn, May 8–14. Comment

Bartoonist goes tropical in Crown Heights

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits the ’40s Miami Beach-themed King Tai Bar. Comments (4)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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The big bang! Massive drum ensemble celebrates three huge years

Music: Talk about a birthday bash! Comment

Holy smokes! Kids tour historic Park Slope firehouse

Park Slope: Youngsters in Park Slope got the chance to see a piece of Brooklyn history on May 2, when Engine 239 threw open its doors for a tour. Comments (1)

Ship shapes! Shadow puppet show highlights female pirates

Theater: XX marks the spot! Comment

Crummy will summer in Coney and forget the Nets

Flagrant Fowl: Crummy will be sitting talons up, crushing Thunderbirds and enjoying all the throwaways the Coney Island Boardwalk has to offer. The players on the Nets, on the other hand, will not be enjoying any part of their summer. Comment

The time my son told me ‘No, I won’t do that.’

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie found out she does, in fact, have a teenager in the house. Comment

Thief robs sleeping straphanger

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Election rejection: Island DA trounces Brooklyn councilman in race to replace disgraced Michael Grimm

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn voted for the hometown hopeful, but it wasn’t enough. Comments (11)

Fort Greene’s Afropunk Fest is going global

Branding Brooklyn: The annual festival is branching out to Paris this month. Très bien! Comments (1)

Local views

Vinyl fantasy! Film set in Bed–Stuy record store makes borough debut

Event: “Lazarus” is set inside Israel’s Record Store, located in a subterranean space on Fulton Street. Comments (1)

Best of the rest of the fest

Event: We pluck out three of the Brooklyniest films at this year’s Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. Comments (1)

On your head and on the house: Library giving away free helmets

Event: Kings County is protecting its crowns! Comments (1)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Curses! Husband of crash victim slams police over botched investigation

Mean Streets: The husband of a woman who was killed by an unlicensed driver on a Clinton Hill street in 2011 lashed out at the cops who bungled the examination of her death so badly her alleged killer was never brought to trial. Comments (5)

Bike tour brings riders onto Brooklyn’s elevated interstate

Talk about riding high! Comments (8)

Mexican musicians to play tribute to Morrissey

Music: How soon is ahora? Comments (1)

Trucks, kids have a blast together

Greenwood Heights: PS 295’s “Touch-a-Truck” event brought kids and trucks together again. Comment

Monday, May 4, 2015

Vinyl destination! WFMU record fair draws thousands to Greenpoint

Shopping: The New Jersey radio station brought its 22-year-old bazaar to Brooklyn for the first time. Comments (1)

Under new management: Judge takes reins of Prospect Park Residence from owner

Park Slope: The judge has appointed a temporary receiver to manage the old folks home while court proceedings against owner Haysha Deitch continue. Comments (4)

Yet another Brooklyn arts chief retires

DUMBO: Don’t put down that champagne flute just yet! Comments (1)

Friday, May 1, 2015

MTA revamping ramps to Verrazano approach

Bay Ridge: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is rebuilding and moving ramps on the Brooklyn side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge — stirring up what the bridge’s original engineer called a “spaghetti pile” of existing ascents. Comments (13)

Junk vintage store closes N. Ninth St. outlet

Williamsburg: The Williamsburg vintage emporium has closed one of its two stores after the landlord raised the rent. Comments (3)

Crummy: It is all down to D-Will tonight

Flagrant Fowl: The Nets needs to win at Barclays tonight, which means the Nets needs Deron Williams on his game, says our avian NBA commentator. Comments (2)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wham! BAM: Thank you, ma’am!

Fort Greene: Brooklyn’s cultural elite celebrated outgoing Brooklyn Academy of Music President Karen Brooks Hopkins at a gala on April 29. Comment