Brooklyn Heights: Rowdy students at a Brooklyn Heights dormitory are turning leafy Clark Street into a recurring scene from “Animal House”— and it has irked residents so badly that the owner of the building has vowed to take unprecedented security measures to curb the boozy behavior. Comments (17).
Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Heights will get an innovative $4.9-million footbridge that zigzags over streets and through buildings to connect the northern part of the neighborhood to one of the world’s most breathtaking parks. Comments (7).
Dooley Noted: Scholars say that the Golden Age of Puppetry — the mirth, the magic, the majesty — was in early 18th-century Vienna, a period when Austro-Hungarian craftsmen, artists, and musicians came together in an epic burst of collaboration and created something great. Comments (6).
Event: Friends, family, barflies and even a ping-pong legend helped raise $7,000 for a toothless paddle jockey trying to ride his table tennis talent — and stamina — to a new set of pearly whites. Comment.
Dining: Southern Brooklyn may have lost some of its charm and gritty waterfront cred as the borough’s working fishing village, but for seafood, the area from Sheepshead Bay to Mill Basin still cannot be beat. Comments (1).
Park Slope: Class sizes at a popular Park Slope elementary school will not stretch to the limit, thanks to a reversal by the city that will allow PS 107 to eliminate a pre-K program after an influx of new kindergarten students threatened to increase class sizes throughout the building. Comments (1).
Greenpoint: Brooklyn Kickball’s preseason favorites were tripped up at the starting gate while the league’s defending two-time champs continued their dominance as the sport of kings got underway for a ninth season in Greenpoint. Comment.
Bensonhurst: Alex Tombrakos, who fed scores of Brooklynites disco fries, scrambled eggs and souvlaki sandwiches from behind the counter of the iconic Vegas Diner in Bensonhurst, died on April 15 of bone cancer. He was 70. Comments (5).
Brooklyn Heights: More than 500 friends, civic leaders and even some political rivals came out in droves on Sunday to mourn 22-year-old City Council staffer Hope Reichbach, the daughter of a prominent judge who died of a mysterious overdose on Thursday. Comments (22).
Park Slope: A baby store owner in Park Slope is getting blasted with threats from callers enraged by a special discount she offers lesbian moms in the gay-, kid-, discount- and mom-and-pop–friendly neighborhood. Comments (29).
Two coffee giants could be coming to java-rich Cortelyou Road, but the real estate broker who’s been credited with helping turn the strip around says Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts should stay away. Comments (4).
Park Slope: Join our heroic, hip-wader–wearing editor as he journeys into the lake in Prospect Park to seek a humane solution to the goose “problem.” Warning: This video features intense waterfowl anger, so parents are requested to watch this film with their children. With video … Comments (23).
Bay Ridge: Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio is demanding Rep. Michael Grimm come clean about a 1999 nightclub brawl in which the gun-slinging G-man-turned-Congressman apparently abused his authority, waved a gun around like a madman and spouted racist comments at Caribbean club-goers. Comments (27).