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Sunday, March 1, 2015

It’s March, and Carmine comes in like a lion!

Sunday Screech: You hear that screeching? That’s Carmine, dabnabbit! Comments (1).

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

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.

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. Comment.

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 (8).

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 (6).

Local Uzbek leader disavows terror suspects

One of the men arrested on terrorism charges on Wednesday 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 one of the suspects. Comment.

Bartoonist sings us a song of a piano bar

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint. Comments (1).

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: See the NYC Porn Festival, read Doctor Dread’s memoirs, learn the dirty secrets of the Gowanus Canal, and other great things to do in Brooklyn, Feb. 27–March 5. 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 (20).

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.

Wendell Pierce stars in Fort Greene play about gentrification

Theater: The stars are out! Comments (1).

Bensonhurst livery cab station fixes feral cats

Bensonhurst: Finally, a car service that keeps stray cats from delivering kittens! Our pals at have the whole story. Comments (1).

Welcome to Williams-ice-berg

Williamsburg: Massive ice floes are lining the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfront after weeks of freezing temperatures. Comments (6).


Circuit Lord: Circuit Lord is taking a brief vacation. Check back next Thursday for another electrifying edition.

Meanwhile, in southern Brooklyn

Gravesend: Gravesend Bay is a patchwork of ice floes after weeks of frigid weather froze it and parts of the lower harbor into a scene typical of the Arctic (or Antarctic). Comment.

Trade winds blow: Garnett gone, but Brook Lopez will stay

Flagrant Fowl: Brace yourselves for an extended winter, Brooklyn. The Nets didn’t pick up much by the trade deadline, and that won’t change in the coming seasons, our curmudgeonly columnist writes. Comment.

Cash only! Annual Johnny Cash celebration adds kids’ show

Music: The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is turning 10 — and now 10-year-olds can actually attend. Comments (1).

The Californians: Steph and the family go West

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom learns the difference between traveling and vacationing. Comment.

The Brooklyn Paper, a perfect icebreaker

Page 1: Do you have trouble meeting people? Has anyone ever described you as cold? Or as a piece of glaciation from the planet Hoth? Do people have difficulty moving around you, for fear that if they get too close you’ll puncture their personal space and submerge them in your neuroses? Well with The Brooklyn Paper proudly displayed at your prow, all that awkwardness will melt away as fellow mariners, seeing the display from afar, will hone in on the intriguing headlines and strike up a conversation. Keep warm, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comments (2).