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Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Bugging out: Brooklyn insect expert makes dollhouses for bugs

Art: A Brooklyn bug expert will teach a class in creating dioramas of anthopomorphized insects doing everyday activities. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Freedom of information: Brooklyn’s anti-slavery history uncovered

Brooklyn Heights: Some of the borough’s unsung heroes are finally getting their due in a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Comments (2)

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Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Take the Q&A line: ‘Transit Trivia’ returns to the Transit Museum

Nightlife: All aboard the trivia train. Comment

True colors: New sculpture show brightens up Prospect Heights

Art: Gray skies got you down? Get a dose of chromotherapy at this vibrant exhibition. Comments (2)

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Hot events to pass the cold Brooklyn nights. Comment

Bartoonist plays the silver ball

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator plays pinball and boardgames at Jackbar, a new dive in Williamsburg. Comments (7)

In sync: Fort Greene artists create opera about Milli Vanilli

Music: The story of Milli Vanilli is a drama ripe for operatic treatment — and this month, it will get one. Comments (3)

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Coney Island walrus goes to Texas

Mitik the Coney Island walrus is taking a trip to San Antonio. Comments (1)

Double-dose of nerds!

Nintendo nerds battle for glory at the ‘Mariolympics’

Boro of Nerds: A new monthly tournament at Union Hall will see fans of a jumpy Italian plumber duke it out on the big screen. Comment

Pump up the jam: Build a game from scratch in just two days

Boro of Nerds: Hundreds of coders, designers, and gaming enthusiasts will gather at NYU-Poly’s Game Center in Downtown, in a quest to build a game from scratch in just 48 hours. Comment

Horsing around: Celebrate the lunar New Year in Brooklyn

Event: Happy New Year — again! Comments (1)

Will the Dad pass his drivers test?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if he should give his daughter the keys when it is a little rainy outside. Comments (12)

The Brooklyn Paper: Boats against the current

Page 1: Maybe you’ve come too far. Maybe you expect too much. Maybe you think that there is no turning back. Well, at The Brooklyn Paper, we don’t think that way. Because we know that you can never go too far, expect too much, or ever have to turn back. So we’ll beat on, and we’ll gladly take you along with us, as long as you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn.

Brrr-ooklyn slammed by another winter storm

Photo Galleries: The season’s latest winter storm was a royal pain for the Borough of Kings, dumping more than 10 inches of snow and driving temperatures down to single digits. Comments (3)

Man, the Knicks suck!

Knicks prove things aren’t so bad for Nets

Back Court: Hey, Net fans, thank god for the Knicks! Comment

This years Nets look like last year’s Knicks

Front Court: It shaping up as though the Nets will make a run akin to the one the woeful Knicks made last year. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Freed from prison, former lawyer has big plans — but first she has to beat cancer

Ditmas Park: Firebrand Park Slope attorney Lynne Stewart is out of the penitentiary and ready to take on the world. Comments (18)

Fall street! Occupy-linked Council hopeful’s campaign cash stolen

Fort Greene: An Occupy-movement-aligned Council also-ran had $6,670 disappear from his campaign coffers in early October, his treasurer told cops last week. Comments (5)

Cool runnings: Where to go sledding today

In case you missed our handy guide to sledding in Brooklyn the last time it snowed heavily, here it is again. Comments (2)

Williamsburg celebrates Three Kings Day

Williamsburg: Community center El Puente hosted its annual Three Kings celebration on Sunday, which included a play and plenty of music. Comments (3)

Upping the Ante-bellum: New show puts the audience into old New Orleans

Theater: It is “Sleep No More” with a Southern spin. Comment

Pink gorillas put on wild ball at Botanic Garden

Music: Kids can waltz to classical music played by a skunk, a dog, and two pink gorillas at the garden’s midwinter festival. Comments (5)

Long live King! Ridge vigil honors slain civil rights giant

Bay Ridge: Anti-war group Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Peace Coalition held its third annual candlelight vigil to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday. Comments (5)

How to throw a super Super Bowl party

Nightlife: Impress your friends and keep your wallet intact with our handy guide. Comment

Capital run! Cops searching for Sunset bank robber

Sunset Park: Police want you help nailing a bad guy. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Catch ‘Will’s Watch’ on BrooklynDaily.com

Will’s Watch: Every once in a while we’re proud to send you over to our pals at BrooklynDaily.com so you can get your weekly dose of political stuff. Comment

City floats Ridge’s boat

Bay Ridge: The city is poised to extend the commuter ferry service from the Brooklyn Army Terminal, which is supposed to ease the pain of the truncated R train, for another three months, sources said. Comment

Marc’ed up: Neiman Marcus headed for Municipal Building

Brooklyn Heights: The chic clothier is the latest upscale arrival to the former public office space. Comments (20)

Brooklyn celebrates Martin Luther King day

Politics: We remembered King for a day. Comments (2)

A taste of the Gowanus: Popular ice cream shop to offer ‘toxic sludge’ flavor

Dining: Gowanus is getting a taste of its own medicine. Comments (4)

Man shot inside Church Avenue subway station

Ditmas Park: A gunman shot a person in a Flatbush subway station on Monday afternoon, cops said. Comments (3)

Cortelyou Road up-and-coming, but how high?

Changing Brooklyn: A single-story warehouse on a rapidly-changing commercial strip in Ditmas Park sold for $2 million in cold, hard cash last week, but realtors are mum on who bought the property or what they plan to do with it. Comments (1)

B’klyn Heights synagogue marks three decades of helping homeless

Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue celebrated three decades of helping homeless people last week. Comments (1)

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Con-don’t! Deputy Beep wants jobs over housing

Development: The city must slam the door on developing new housing in Brooklyn’s old industrial neighborhoods by banning new apartments in those areas, the new deputy borough president said this week. Comments (86)

Thompson appointees bring history, baggage to new posts

Politics: The first high-profile appointments by new District Attorney Ken Thompson come to Brooklyn with some history from the Manhattan prosecutor’s office — and even a bit of baggage. Comments (2)

Prospect Park West speed limit cut to 25-miles-per-hour

Park Slope: The city reduced the speed limit on Prospect Park West to 25-miles-per-hour last Friday as part of Mayor DeBlasio’s push to bring citywide traffic deaths down to zilch. Comments (40)

Interfaith momentarily closed to ambulances as state withholds cash

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Interfaith Medical Center stopped accepting ambulances for four hours on Friday afternoon because it has not received the $3.5-million the state promised it in late December, an Interfaith spokeswoman said. Comments (6)

Talented Slope twosome get Oscar nod for Disney ditty

Cinema: The song this couple penned for the Disney flick “Frozen” is getting big-time attention. Comments (4)

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

Say what you want, but Carmine is an American through and through!

Sunday Screech: You can’t help yourself, can you? You can’t, right? So just click away and enjoy another instant classic from America’s Favorite Local Columnist. Comments (3)

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Bay Ridge is rocking all weekend

Bay Ridge Nights: Find out where to go with this handy Ridge nightlife guide from our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com. Comment

Slope hails road warrior DeBlasio

Park Slope: Mayor DeBlasio has tasked police and city agencies with clamping down on reckless drivers in an effort to bring traffic deaths down to zero, to the joy of road safety activists from his native Park Slope. Comments (14)

Reynoso starts reign taking aim at gentrification

Checkin’ in with: We caught up with Williamsburg’s new councilman two weeks into his term and learned fighting out-of-control rents is at the top of his to-do list. Comments (17)

Chess kings of Kings County

They don’t call it the Game of Kings for nothing. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

He’s out! Clones manager Donnelly headed to West Coast

Cyclones: He’s going, going … gone! Comments (1)