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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Bay Ridge

Ridge Easter egg hunt draws droves

Hundreds of kids scoured Shore Road Park during Bay Ridge’s annual Easter egg hunt on April 4. Comment
Bay Ridge

City: Ridge rezone plum for seniors, not developers

If you build it, they will stay. Comments (3)
Brighton Beach

Whizzed away: City to move beachfront bathrooms from Oceana

The city announced plans on Monday to move new high-rise restrooms from in front of pricey Brighton Beach condominiums to a nearby community center in a controversial decision that locals see as the city pandering to wealthy residents. Comments (14)
Coney Island

Pols: Make Boardwalk a landmark

Coney Island’s iconic Boardwalk is getting a do-over on a botched bid for landmark status to save its threatened boards. Comments (1)
Williamsburg

Impulse karaoke: Comedians improvise new musicals with familiar tunes

They’re just making it up as they go along! Comment
Standing O

Maimonides on the cutting edge

Here’s a big Standing O for the hospital’s Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery. Comment
Joe Knows

Flatbush’s Mullin to use St. John’s past to shape its future

A Lord of Flatbush is hoping to be King of Queens again. Comment

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sheepshead Bay

Kittens rescued in Sheepshead Bay

Three kittens trapped in a shuttered storefront in Sheepshead Bay were rescued by passersby who heard the cats’ cries on April 4. Comment
Coney Island

Huge loss: ‘Little Jimmy’ dies at 67

Coney Island icon and Bay Ridge fixture James “Little Jimmy” Mastrangelo passed away on April 6. Comments (1)
Courts

Feds: Fourth man helped raise money for Brooklyn ‘Islamic State’ suspects

A federal grand jury has indicted a fourth Brooklyn man on terrorism charges in connection to an alleged plot to send fighters and money to the Islamic State. Comment

Occult classic

Williamsburg

Weird of fortune! Artist creates tarot cards featuring smiling poop

The future is in his hands. Comment
Williamsburg

Decked out! Our reporter gets her cards read

Play your cards right and you might just learn what the future holds. Comment
Marine Park

Hunting for eggs at Aviator

Hundreds of youngsters hunted for eggs at the Green Meadows Farm Easter Egg Hunt at Aviator Sports and Events Center on April 4. Comment
Williamsburg

Pass the Dutch meat on the left-hand side

Sample the cuisine of 1650s New York at a dinner party in Williamsburg. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Clearly, Joanna needs to get back to work

A day-long retreat to the world of television has our columnist crying out for the old days, when mom took care of everything, and you could watch “Happy Days” five times on a Tuesday. Comments (1)
High School Sports

PSAL not yet in the clear for sending teams to Dick’s Nationals

South Shore and Wings Academy playing in the Dick’s High School Nationals Tournament puts them out of bounds, according to the director of the state’s sanctioning athletic association. Comment

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Flatlands

Cops hunt robbers in Flatlands

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the three men they say robbed a convenience store at gunpoint in Flatlands on April 3. Comment
Coney Island

Stranded Cyclone thrill-seekers get belated first ride

A group of Cyclone fanatics who got stranded on the Coney Island coaster after it malfunctioned during its March 29 opening returned a week later to take the ride they missed out on. Comment
Fort Greene

Snowed-out! Parks workers remove Edward Snoden bust from Fort Greene Park

A group of rogue artists mounted a large statue of National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Fort Greene Park early on Monday morning, but Parks workers had covered the bust with a blue tarp by 12:30 pm and removed the statue by 1:30 pm on Monday. Comment
Gerritsen Beach

Gutter gusher

A water main break in Gerritsen Beach caused chaos on April 1 when a torrent spilled into the street on Keen Court near Madoc Avenue. Comment
High School Sports

Mayor’s Cup: Xaverian’s Larcher still seeking recruiting respect

Najee Larcher is still playing the waiting game with his basketball future. Comment
High School Sports

South Shore’s season ends in national tourney

South Shore’s bid for a national level upset quickly got away in the fourth quarter. Comment
High School Sports

Medgar Evers hoops star Patterson headed to Mary Louis

One of Brooklyn’s best girls’ basketball players is leaving for greener pastures in Queens, according to her father. Comments (1)

Monday, April 6, 2015

Borough-wide

Opening say! Coney Island’s Nelson Figueroa takes the mic to talk Mets

We check in with former Mets pitcher and newly minted SNY analyst Nelson Figueroa about growing up in Brooklyn, the transition to on-air commentary, and getting called out by iconic Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld. Comment

Art twerk

The Greatest Story Ever

Trunk show! Artist paints pictures of celebrities’ butts

She likes little pictures of butts and she cannot lie. Comments (1)
Art

Name that butt painting!

Can you identify celebrities based only on a painting of their posterior? Take our quiz and find out! Comment
Marine Park

Yoga for the young-at-heart

Senior citizens on a tight budget have a way to break a sweat without breaking the bank with free fitness classes this spring in Marine Park. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Headed to Florida? Better bring money!

In which our columnist points out that the many Northeastern snowbirds flooding into the Sunshine State will need lots of cash. Comments (7)
Crime

Sheepshead Bay cop-shooter convicted

A Sheepshead Bay man who shot at five police officers and injured three after the cops tried to break up a fight in his Sheepshead Bay building three years ago was convicted of multiple charges on April 1. Comment

Friday, April 3, 2015

Marine Park

Tragic: Missing Marine Park man found dead

The autistic man who vanished from his home in February was found dead on a Marine Park golf course on April 2, a spokeswoman for the family confirmed today. Comment
Flatbush

Murder in Flatbush

Police are looking for three men wanted for questioning in the murder an 18-year-old man in Flatbush on March 21. Comment
Brighton Beach

Early Seder in Brighton Beach

Senior citizens celebrated the spring season with an early Seder in Brighton Beach on April 1. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Deadly shooting in Sheepshead Bay

Police are investigating the murder of a man who was shot in Sheepshead Bay on March 24. Comment
Brighton Beach

Construction worker falls to death

A construction worker is dead after plunging more than 50 feet from a building under construction at the corner of Neptune Avenue and Brighton Third Street on April 1. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

No quarter: Thief swipes $500 in change

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the thief who stole hundreds of dollars worth of quarters from a man in a bizarre robbery in Sheepshead Bay on March 11. Comment
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