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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bounce in our step: Squibb Park Bridge reopens after 32-month closure

Awesome: You can cross this bridge when you get to it. Comments (7)

Gar-done! Developer nixes plan to build towers near Brooklyn Botanic Garden (for now)

Crown Heights: Developers seeking to build two controversial towers a stone’s throw from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden pulled their application for a zoning variance hours before Community Board 9’s Land Use Committee was expected to decide on the matter. Comments (26)

Best of the brunch: New eating options for the weekend

Dining: It’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end! Comments (1)

Fellowship of the read: It’s a book club for sci-fi fans

Books: These book worms are social animals! Comments (4)

How listening to the others brings us all together

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie travels to Spain and Morocco, where she learns — and teaches — lessons on bigotry and sterotypes Comments (1)

It’s 4/20 in Brooklyn

Page 1: The Brooklyn Paper is a team of professionals. And like all professionals, we stick to the schedule. Look at the calendar. What day is today? What does that tell you that we will be doing today at the Brooklyn Paper Building? I’m not sure we can answer that question. So let’s all get some Pringles to fight these hunger pangs and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Brooklyn Paper Radio helps raise $20K to save Sunny’s Bar

Podcast: Who says radio is dead? Our podcast got lovers of all things Brooklyn to reach into their wallets and help save Sunny’s! Comment

Park confidential: Planners, Heights Association hope to solve Pier 6 grievances behind closed doors

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park officials and leaders of the Brooklyn Heights Association are cooking up a secret plan to resolve the fight over building income-producing luxury apartments at Pier 6 instead of creating more public green space there. Comments (2)

Rat-a-tat-tat! Sloper claims he scared off rodents with his drums before city slapped him with fine

Wild Brooklyn: He’s the pied drummer of Park Slope! Comments (3)

Hip as folk: Rap founders Last Poets play Folk Fest

Music: It’s the music of all the people! Comment

Circus surprises East Flatbush kids

Flatbush: It was non-stop Big Top. Comments (2)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Well-suited: Comics bring slice of the past to eatery

Rimshot: These comedians are fed up! Comment

Chaos erupts in Coney after false reports of gunshots

Crime: Pandemonium erupted in Coney Island Sunday when someone threw a glass bottle and amusement parkgoers mistook the sound for gunshots, according to police. A wave of panic swept the crowd and even those who didn’t hear the supposed gunfire began running for their lives. Comments (1)

Easter in Brooklyn

Bunny business! Tots hunt for Easter eggs in Fort Greene Park

Fort Greene: Of course, there was eggs-citement in the air! Comments (1)

Crossing the bridge

Brooklyn Heights: It was a passion play! Comment

Nordic pageant crowns new ‘Miss Norway’

Dyker Heights: Call them striking vikings! Comment

Police search for Sunset Park gunman

Sunset Park: Police are searching for a gun-toting goon and his blade-wielding buddy who attacked two men in Sunset Park on April 10. Comment

Monday, April 17, 2017

Game of musical planters continues on Jay Street

Downtown: The plantergate saga continues! Comments (36)

Ridge Congressman touts returning two-way tolls to Verrazano Bridge

Truth be tolled, one local congressman thinks its time for a change. Comments (25)

Judge to Bridge Park, activists on Pier 6: Work it out

Bridge ‘Park’: Don’t hate … negotiate! Comment

Super freaks! Sideshow Hall of Fame honors carnie history

Event: Take a deep drink of sideshow history! Comment