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Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Artist creates map of Brooklyn out of litter

Art: But she is not trying to trash the borough. Comments (3)

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Carmine: Al Gore lied about global warming, and I’m freezing!

Sunday Screech: “Why can’t politicians ever keep their promises?” wonders the Screecher. Comments (22)

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

What to read this week

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

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Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: The Lunar New Year parade, trivia with Pat Kiernan, Dr. Dre’s birthday, and other great things to do and see in Brooklyn, Feb. 20–26. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Uniting against divisions: Dyker Heights residents, pols battle illegal home conversions

Dyker Heights: Residents of Dyker Heights are declaring war on illegal home conversions, and now local politicians are joining the fray with proposed laws to give the city more weapons for fighting the residential scourge. Comments (21)

Growth industry: Sunset Park company grows lampshades from mushrooms

Circuit Lord: A Sunset Park company is growing lampshades from mushrooms. Comments (2)

Plumlee dunks like the Nets play — okay

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist saw the All-Star big picture from the rafters. Comment

Troupe will perform Shakespeare in historic Park Slope townhouse

Theater: Talk about a playhouse! Comment

Letting this one lie: What to do about a fib

The Dad: This week, the Dad ponders how he’ll handle his youngest one’s big whopper. Comment

Boerum Hill war vet finds critical acclaim with short story collection

Books: Not all war stories take place on the battlefield. Comment

It’s Pizza Night at The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: There’s one rule on Pizza Night at The Brooklyn Paper: You can order what you like, but you eat what you order. Look, managment understands that you think you deserve this free meal, and the bigwigs are glad to surprise you with one once in a while. But there better not be anything left over. Nothing goes to waste. And, for the love of god, don’t put that last slice in the garbage pail near the front door where the boss will surely see it when he gets in tomorrow morning. Are you trying to blow this thing forever? Anyways, enjoy the pizza, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

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Chaka Khan to open Celebrate Brooklyn!

Music: The Queen of Funk is coming to the borough of Kings! Comments (1)

Situation normal all fuzzed up

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Construction of a voter-demanded dog run in East River State Park is being pushed back at least half a year after the city and state approved funding it without acknowledging that dogs are not allowed off-leash in state parks, if they are allowed at all. Comments (5)

Playing hard ball! Sex Toy Bingo puts stimulating spin on old game

Nightlife: This isn’t your grandmother’s bingo. We sure hope not, anyway. Comments (4)

Judge to Cuomo: Call a special election for Grimm seat — or I will

Bay Ridge: A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that if Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t set a date for the special election to replace disgraced Bay Ridge Rep. Michael Grimm by high noon on Feb. 20, he will. Comments (3)

Brooklyn Museum celebrates artist Kehinde Wiley

Art: He is a modern late Renaissance man. Comment

Made in the shades: Terrible twosome swipes sunglasses worth $1,200

Fort Greene: Police are looking for a dastardly duo who they say stole two pairs of designer sunglasses from a Flatbush Avenue Extension store on Jan. 31. Comment

Fifteen Shades of Grey Snow, Or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Snow

Winter is coming. Comments (3)

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

View-blocking bulkhead bashed

Bridge ‘Park’: Another preservationist group wants the hotel in Brooklyn Bridge Park to be lowered. Comments (11)

Williamsburg, Greenpoint residents: We were told there would be park

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city must deliver on its 10-year-old promise to turn a recently burned down storage facility on the East River in Williamsburg into a park, and it should spend the $100 million necessary to buy the property it needs to get the job done, residents demanded this week. Comments (4)

Prospect Park Residence owner to pay $750,000 in death of ‘kung-fu judge’

Park Slope: The embattled owner of a Park Slope assisted living facility will pay $750,000 to the estate of a beloved Brooklyn judge known for holding a black belt in karate, thanks to a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit. Comments (16)

Theater troupe will perform boxing-themed plays inside Gleason’s Gym

Theater: These actors aren’t just looking to break a leg — they might bust a few lips, too. Comment

Getting the gold: Beep celebrates those married 50 years or more

Event: Look, being married a long time should have some benefits. Comment

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Expert: LICH replacement not so bad

Hospitals in Crisis: The new medical facility taking shape where Long Island College Hospital once operated is better than nothing, she said. Comments (13)

Cops: Flimflam man running skim scam

Bensonhurst: Police are looking for a man who they say stole a Bensonhurst woman’s debit card information and used it to make fraudulent purchases in Manhattan. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Bus driver hit with new, stiffer charge for running over Williamsburg pedestrian

Mean Streets: Drivers have more reason than ever to look both ways before making a turn. Comments (17)
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Landlord bribed building inspectors to evict Bushwick tenants

Bushwick: Prosecutors say a property manager paid building inspectors to evict his tenants. They did, but not before kicking people out at the wrong address, according to an indictment. Comments (6)

Hey now, you're an all-star

Brooklyn NBA All-Star Weekened calendar of events

What to do and where to go in Brooklyn during All-Star Weekend. Comment

Arena smackdown! Barclays Center vs. Madison Square Garden

Event: Which borough boasts the best arena? We break it down. Comments (1)

Things to do around Barclays Center

The hot spots to hit before and after games. Comments (3)

Brooklyn’s NBA all-stars

Basketball all-stars don’t just play in Brooklyn — they are made in Brooklyn. Comment

Clash of the Kings: Brooklyn 1949 vs. Brooklyn 2015

This weekend will be the first time Brooklyn has hosted an all-star game since the 1949 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Ebbets Field, and boy have things changed in the borough. Comments (1)

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Islands in the stream: City moves to add sidewalks to scary Dumbo streets

Mean Streets: Dumbo’s most pedestrian-hostile streets are finally getting sidewalks. Comments (1)
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Bigfoot ready for his close-up: Prospect Park Sasquatch IDed as cemetery clown prankster

Fort Greene: The man behind a recent video purporting to show a Bigfoot sighting in Prospect Park is the same attention-seeker who disseminated images of himself skulking around Green-Wood Cemetery last summer dressed as a clown. Comments (1)
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Cop-bash charges dropped as Sunset Park vendor proves NYPD, prosecutors lied

Sunset Park: Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a Sunset Park fruit vendor who was arrested for assault and resisting arrest last fall after a cellphone video contradicted the police account, and proved that the officer who accused him couldn’t have witnessed the crimes he supposedly committed. Comments (14)

Crime hits Gowanus parole office — before it opens

Gowanus: A burglar swiped thousands of dollars worth of tools and building materials, including a security camera, from the soon-to-open parole headquarters in Gowanus in January, police said. Comments (2)

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Dems going to Philly

Politics: The 2016 Democratic National Convention will not be held in Brooklyn. Comments (8)

Move it and lose it: City evicts tenants from G’point lofts it long ignored

Greenpoint: City building inspectors kicked the residents of 10 apartments out of the illegally converted warehouse they called home on Tuesday in a sudden move that followed years of inaction. Comments (2)