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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Boogie by the bay

Thousands flocked to Emmons Avenue over the weekend to revel in the warm weather and free fun at the 24th Annual Bayfest on May 17. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Gunman robs Ridge deli

Police have released photos of the suspect they believe robbed a Fifth Avenue deli at gunpoint on April 19. Comment.

Rock, out: Top outdoor concerts in Brooklyn this summer

Punk, jazz, hip-hop, country, dance music — it’s all here. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Vikings invade Bay Ridge!

Owl’s Head Park hosted the 15th-annual Viking Fest on May 16. Comment.
Standing O

Standing and cheering for Felice

Brooklyn’s biggest booster celebrates 100 candles and counting! Comment.

Upzone outrage

Bay Ridge

City downsizes zoning plan after local pushback

They’re taking a little off the top. Comment.
Marine Park

Councilman: We can stop upzone plan

A local councilman vowed to block the city’s controversial zoning proposal that Marine Parkers fear would destroy the character of their low-rise neighborhood, he told a civic meeting on May 19. Comment.

Circus show will bring the heat with fire-breathing performance

This circus won’t be in tents — but it will be intense. Comment.

Giggly world: Comedians pay tribute to Devo

Five comedians, an author, and a member of Devo walk into a bar… Comment.

Knife on Mars: Artists need your help improving space food

Two artists have built a test kitchen in a Williamsburg gallery, where you can create food for an expedition to Mars. Comment.
Joe Knows

Loss of city title doesn’t deminish Eagle, Brooklyn Tech seasons

The Eagle Academy II boys’ lacrosse team and Brooklyn Tech girls’ squad didn’t get to feel the joy of ending their historic seasons with city titles. But that should not take away from what the teams did accomplish this year. Comment.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Honored for service

Four Brooklynites were honored on May 13 for their volunteer service in the aftermath of the devastating gas explosion and building collapse in Lower Manhattan on March 26. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Art and soul

A painter shows Ridge nuns their roots. Comment.

Writers pen erotic additions to ‘Moby-Dick’

Call me, Ishmael. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo reminds you why there’s a big sale Monday

With Memorial Day approaching, our columnist points out that the holiday is supposed to be about more than barbecues and mattress sales. Comment.

St. Edmund wins third-straight Brooklyn-Queens Class A softball crown

Kayla Maiolo knew early on it was going to be a good day. Comment.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Prospect Heights

Library unearths its trove of Coney collectibles

Dig through some buried historical treasures. Comment.

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Coney Island

Coney teen disappears on her way to school

Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who vanished from Coney Island on May 15. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Wildfire rages in Marine Park

A brush fire blazed for more than an hour in Marine Park on May 15, according to the FDNY. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

History night has timely agenda

The topic for a local group’s recent annual history night was ripped from today’s headlines. Comments (1).

Woman disappears from Flatbush home

Police are looking for a 50-year-old woman who vanished from her apartment in Flatbush on May 14. Comment.

Fleeced! Zoo gives sheep their summer haircut

It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow! Comment.
High School Sports

Brooklyn Tech’s title bid ended by Curtis in final

Brooklyn Tech appeared to have enough momentum to pull off a comeback in the second half of the championship game, but three-straight Curtis goal quickly dashed those hopes. Comment.
High School Sports

Railsplitters enjoying baseball revival

Abraham Lincoln is on its way to being known as a baseball school. Comment.
High School Sports

Eagle grounded by Tottenville in boys’ lacrosse semifinals

The Eagle Academy For Young Men II boys’ lacrosse team’s first year in the Public School Athletic League’s top division came to a heartbreaking end on May 15. Comment.

Historic Paramount Theatre to host first boxing show

Professional sporting events are returning to the Long Island University Paramount Theatre. Comment.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fort Hamilton

Art of warriors

Kids from JHS 259 in Bay Ridge teamed up with army veterans to make art inspired by the soldiers’ experiences. Comment.
Bay Ridge

A view to a hill: Parks to clear Shore Road slope

The Parks Department wants to remove a bunch of overgrown, invasive plants along Shore Road between Third Avenue and 95th Street so folks on the promenade can have a better view of the harbor. Comments (2).
Fort Greene

Fine feathered friends: MoCADA celebrates 15 years with masquerade ball

There’s no masking it — this was one successful bash! Comment.
Park Slope

Park Slope journalist reveals the stories behind his oddball stories

This writer wants you to put down the smart phone and pick up a ballpoint pen! Comment.
Fort Greene

Yoga party! Senior yogis stretch it out in Fort Greene

They took their downward-facing dogs to the park! Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

A bit of this and a bit of that

In which our columnist shares his thoughts on several topics — including Cuba, McDonalds, and gay marriage — but not Baltimore. Comments (4).

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