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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

The ‘Hamilton’ of Clinton Hill: Local library storytime is the hottest ticket in town!

The Greatest Story Ever: I loved it. It was much better than “Cats.” I’m going to see it again and again. Comment

Straphangers F-reak out over rush-hour trains skipping express stops

Carroll Gardens: They say it is causing dangerous overcrowding at skipped stops — and is offering an unwelcome preview of a permanent F express service. Comments (7)

Art, work: New Crown Heights comic shop will also have real artists working in-store

Boro of Nerds: Talk about drawing inspiration! Comment

Political baby animals: Kensington bar showing 15 hours of puppy and kitty videos instead of Trump inauguration

Kensington: Call it the in-aww-guration. Comments (1)

John O’Hara: The definitive timeline

Following his exoneration this week, we take a look back at the epic story of Sunset Park attorney and politico John O’Hara’s fall from grace and his long-overdue absolution after 20 years. Comments (1)

Clash at Bay Ridge’s MLK Day ‘solidarity’ march

Bay Ridge: This is probably not what Dr. King had in mind. Comments (3)

A whole new ball game: Brewskee-ball rolls out its winter league

Nightlife: Let’s go skee-ing! Comment

Flatbush art ‘pop-up’ embraces gentrification

The art show was in a real-estate office. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

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John O’Hara on his vindication thanks to The Brooklyn Paper

Podcast: Former felon John O’Hara tells Vince and Gersh how The Brooklyn Paper helped clear his name 20 years after he was found guilty voter fraud. That, plus Life in a Blender’s Don Rauf discusses exactly “What Happened to Smith.” Comment

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Ten years later, ‘What Happened to Smith?’ singer says street has gotten far worse

Music: Life in a Blender’s Don Rauf admits they didn’t know how good they had it back then! Comments (3)

Sale boat! Ikea Water Taxi will continue after tour company buys business

Red Hook: Talk about a bailing out a boat! Comment

Black Lives Matter leader at MLK tribute: ‘Klansmen dressed in suits are being sworn into office’

Fort Greene: Activist Opal Tometi was the keynote speaker at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual event. Comments (5)

Dancing queen: ‘La Medea’ turns tragedy into disco TV

Theater: It’s a multimedia “Medea!” Comment

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

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Inking a deal: Reporter gets ‘$13 tattoo’ on Friday the 13th

Photo Galleries: He interviewed the artist live on video while he was getting inked. Comments (2)

Feds: Board of Elex illegally purged voter rolls

The Department of Justice just joined a lawsuit accusing the Brooklyn Board of Elections of violating federal law. Comments (13)

Plans, trains, and automobiles

Planned MTA elevator will cause car wrecks, panel says

Bay Ridge: They want to take this proposal down. Comments (10)

Shuttle scuttle: Riders demand extra buses during three subway stations’ closure

Bay Ridge: But transit honchos say they aren’t needed. Comments (6)

Hack & splash!: Kids’ show satire leaves audience covered in gore

Theater: They’ve taken a kids’ show and added a splash of violence! Comments (1)

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

Vernacular spectacular: Lenore breaks down subway talk

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist schools you on this underground language. Comments (1)