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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lords of the helm! Viking fest welcomes swords and Swedes

Event: They are Vikings for a day! Comments (2)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Smelly subject: Drawing Gowanus water colors in black and white

Art: See the gorgeous Gowanus! Comment

Friday, May 12, 2017

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: We’ve got weird plays, the Mr. Coney Island Pageant, a soul singer, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

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Supper ’n’ suds: Coney Island hosts a one-night beer dinner

Dining: They’ve got micro-brews and full-size chews! Comments (1)

Line up! Bric announces schedule for its free summer concert series

Music: Put away the checkbook and pull out the calendar! Comment

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The new face of communism? Outspoken principal under city investigation for red activity

The Department of Education is investigating a Park Slope principal’s “communist activity” in a brazen attempt to silence her complaints alleging racist city policies that promote segregation in Brooklyn schools, according to a lawsuit brought against the city by Park Slope Collegiate Principal Jill Bloomberg. Comments (24)

Poachers poached! Turtle-nappers nabbed in Prospect Park, reptiles rescued

Wild Brooklyn: Twenty-seven turtles that had been bagged by poachers are safe and back in Prospect Park. Comments (13)

Scat-urated! Locals fear more sewage dumping in Coney creek

Meadows of Shame: They’re calling it the “Coney Island Reek.” Comments (2)

Social singing: Youth chorus gets real in new concert

Music: They sing a song of themselves! Comment

Bird eyes view: Art Walk features a glass half-full of owls

Art: Explore an artsy, urban jungle! Comments (1)

Yankee legend’s legacy lives on in ‘Dinner with DiMaggio’

Books: Bensonhurst native and Xaverian High School graduate Dr. Rock Positano tells tales of his suppers with a legend. Comment

Is that Ruth Brown I hear?

Page 1: Wow! Brown is back with The Brooklyn Paper! I can hear her from here, yelling at reporters, telling photographers how to do their jobs, giving some pointers to the intern, yucking it up with Lincoln Anderson, the editor of The Villiager. Sweet! Now maybe I can get some sleep. What’s that? She’s just visiting? Not coming back, eh? Guess I’ll just have to keep hustilin’, Brooklyn!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Garden apartment! Atlantic Yards condo building offering terrace farm amenity

Atlantic Yards: It’s farm to condo! Comments (6)
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Swimmers demand buoys to ward off scofflaw jet skiers

Talk about troubled waters. Comments (1)

Clean machine! Slope homeless shelter to get mobile showers

Park Slope: Talk about a hot shower! Comment

Beastie Boys fans celebrate Adam Yauch at Brooklyn Heights park

Awesome: It was a banner MCA-Day. Comments (1)

Adorable! Slope Library celebrates opening of adorable reading garden with adorable kids

Park Slope: The Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library celebrated the long-awaited opening of an outdoor garden on Saturday. Comments (4)

Design by BKLYN: Artisans show off their wares at 15th annual fest

Art: It was a design fest! Comments (3)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

We drove by shortly after this car flipped on Brooklyn Bridge yesterday.

Brooklyn Heights: Had to wait for the photos to develop, but here they are. Comments (6)

Power outage at Dekalb Avenue snarls Southern Brooklyn trains

Transit: A power outage at the DeKalb Avenue station stalled trains across the borough and stranded Southern Brooklyn straphangers during the Tuesday morning rush. It was an absolute mess that wasn’t helped by the transit authority’s confused —and confusing — resposne, said one incensed commuter. Comments (6)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Haunting! Third Avenue is Bay Ridge’s bicycle graveyard

Bay Ridge: Call it the cycle of life. Comments (8)

Cat-astrophe averted

Park Slope: Firefighters rescued two cats from a Fifth Avenue blaze on Thursday, and our photographer Paul Martinka was there! Comments (1)

Trailblazing SUNY Downstate public relations exec dies at 93

Crown Heights: Evelyn Goodwin Potter founded the Brooklyn hospital’s public affairs department in 1959. Comments (1)

Storytellers converge at Folk Arts Day

Art: They’ve got a story to tell you. Comment

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tour de Brooklyn: Five Boro Bike Tour will close roads throughout the borough Sunday

Transit: A parade of more than 32,000 cyclists will snake thier way through Brooklyn for the 40th-annual Five Boro Bike Tour, and motorists should expect road closures between 9 am–3:15 pm on Sunday. Comments (1)

Longtime residents: Don’t gentrify Fort Greene Park

Brooklyn Is Angry: They want a people’s playground! Comments (20)

Vote for the New York Aquarium’s next mural

You don’t have to be an a-fish-ionado to judge this art. Comments (2)