Walk of art; Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge will be one long studio later this month

Art: The streets of Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge will be turned into art galleries as Brooklyn artists present their work in storefronts along the bustling Avenue. Comment
Event: Get a peak at how the other half lives — the other half that that lives in mansions and 185-year-old houses, that is. Comment

Guac attack! It’s all about the avocado at this cook-off

There’s only one rule at this cook-off: Don’t double-dip! Comment

These guys are really serious about comedy

The Brooklyn Arts Council is getting serious about comedy. Comment

Perfect 10: Bishop Ford knocks off St. Francis Prep in extras

High School Sports: It’s a good thing Bishop Ford coach Mike Hanrahan wasn’t giving out game balls following the Falcons 7-5 win against St. Francis Prep in 10 innings on April 21. Comment

Fantastic freshman caps Grand week, pitches Wolves to first Monroe crown

High School Sports: Grand Street Campus shortstop Jose Cuas saw fire in his younger brother’s eyes and conviction in his voice. Alex Cuas, the Wolves’ freshman right-hander, wanted the ball. Comment

Baseball future bright for Grand Street’s Jerez

High School Sports: Williams Jerez has a talent for drawing crowds. Comment

Boys & Girls star Taylor headed for prep school: sources

Boys & Girls guard Mike Taylor is headed to prep school and his future at Rutgers is very much in doubt, multiple sources said last week. Comment

Purple Yam is one great place for Mardi Gras

Dining: Get the taste of the Caribbean this Carnival. Comment

You’ll say yes to Nyonya, a palace of Malaysian cuisine

Dining: The complex flavors and textures of Malaysian cuisine are relatively unknown, even in Brooklyn’s expansive culinary universe. Comment

Mamma Lucia!

Dining: Sitting in Mamma Lucia — nestled into a corner storefront on a quiet strip of Foster Avenue in Flatbush — is like being a guest in owner Giorgio Migliaccio’s home. Italian music plays softly in the background while unique bric-a-brac, including taxidermy and aged photographs of celebrities, adorn every available spot on the white stucco walls. A peak at those walls reveals a “who’s who” of the bistro’s famous patrons: Look, there’s Giorgio with Jimmy Smits! Is that Mickey Rourke I spy? And there’s Luciano Pavarotti! Comment

Center shows it’s the ‘Salt’ of the Earth

BoroBeat: The Salt Marsh Nature Center went all out for Earth Day this year, hosting arts and crafts, a nature walk and a performance by the Brooklyn Dance Center on April 23. Comment

Get ready to ‘Scream’ as Coney Island debuts new rides

BoroBeat: It’s history in the making. Comment

Raising glasses — and dollars — for Memorial Day Parade

BoroBeat: Bay Ride showed its true colors during a fundraiser for its Memorial Day Parade last week. Comment

Southern Brooklyn parishes fill the streets with faithful for Good Friday

BoroBeat: Bensonhurst knows the way of the cross. Comment

Speed kills: Grand Street’s McDonald earns Monroe Tournament MVP

High School Sports: Basael McDonald is always thinking about reaching the next base, so odds were Grand Street Campus’ speedy right fielder was going to take off upon reaching base anyway. Comment

I was there for the ‘Wedding of the Century’

Perspective: How we loved her. Comment

Bag stolen in Red Hook Park

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

Coffee challenge: Cortelyou Road cafes to face off with Starbucks, Dunkin’

Two coffee giants could be coming to java-rich Cortelyou Road, but the real estate broker who’s been credited with helping turn the strip around says Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts should stay away. Comment

No more TV at the 19th hole

68th Precinct Comment

Java to the people! New coffeehouse to serve ‘Vox Pop’ comrades

The owner of a soon-to-open Ditmas Park cafe says he will channel the spirit of the infamous Vox Pop — and give a new home to its Marxist clientele — even though he’ll run it like a capitalist. Comment

Big bucks theft from car

Brooklyn Paper: 77th Precinct Comment

Come on in! House tour season starts this weekend

Calling all voyeurs. Comment

Huge photo stolen from studio

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

‘Egg’-heads come out for McKinley Park Easter festivities

BoroBeat: It was an egg-cellent day during the annual Easter egg hunt at McKinley Park. Comment

Attorney: Child welfare worker in witch hunt

Crime: “It’s quite a leap to go from an allegation of possible malfeasance to a criminal prosecution,” attorney Anthony Grandenette told Judge Patricia DiMango on April 20. Comment

If hovercrafts don’t solve our street problem, Carmine will!

Perspective: You know, I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not all piss and vinegar when it comes to our crummy streets here in BensonWORST. I mean, I’m not just sitting here complaining about […] Comment

Carmine’s losing battle with our streets and sidewalks

Perspective: Last week’s column I once again expounded on hazardous streets and sidewalks of Bensonworst, which made my handicap scooter flip — landing me smack dab in a filthy puddle of water. Comment

Another reminder that a silent killer is always on the rise

Perspective: Happy nations have horribly high suicide rates. Comment

Gerritsen Beach Knights of Columbus nets $21,000

Bay News: An annual Gerritsen Beach Knights of Columbus pool tournament exceeded expectations, pocketing more than $21,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation three weeks after burglars stole a safe containing $12,000 in donations Comment

Super shopping woes

Bay News: Sheepshead Bay residents say they have to schlep to shop now that the Nostrand Avenue Pathmark has closed, and it doesn’t appear they’ll get any relief soon. Comment

Ms. Milo is cleared! Grand jury frees ‘Columbine’ teacher

A troubled art teacher arrested for threatening to shoot up Fort Hamilton HS has been cleared of the crime — but she won’t be teaching class there anytime soon. Comment

Wacko brought loaded gun to pet store

Bay News: A crazed madman burst into a Sheepshead Bay pet-grooming shop last Wednesday and pulled a .40-caliber handgun on one of the workers — but was subdued before any shots were fired. Comment

Clippers hope to take positives from first league loss

High School Sports: Losing is never fun, but it is sometimes a necessary evil. Comment

Sheepshead Bay’s biggest party returns on May 15 with BayFest

This just may be the best BayFest yet. Comment

Finally, a sandwich as meaty and full of it as we are!

Dining: The Brooklyn Paper is cheesy, meaty, juicy and ultimately perfectly balanced. And the newspaper isn’t bad, either. Comments (3)

Treat her right! Your mom deserves a great meal next Sunday

She taught you everything, sent you to college, and shelled out rent on your first apartment. And let’s not forget that whole pushing you out of her birth canal business. So make a few installments on a lifetime of payback by taking mom to a really nice dinner on Mother’s Day. Comments (1)

War hits home

Perspective: Two Brooklyn-based photographers were killed last week doing their job in Libya. The senselessness of those deaths — and, indeed, the futily of war — made us want to explore the lives of these courageous truth-seekers. Click below to read tributes to Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington.

Moll rats! Burlesque at the Beach goes with a Mafia theme this month

Nightlife: What will the Sweet and Nasty girls think of next? Comment

A chocolate shop? In our weekly bartoon?

Bar Scrawl: Look, our cartoonist wanted to hype Nunu Chocolates, which sells beer and wine. Oh, we get it now. Comment

A good weekend

Weekend Watch: Good news! The Manhattan-bound F train resumes station stops at Fort Hamilton Parkway, 15th Street-Prospect Park, and Smith-Ninth Street stations, and the Queens-bound G trains will stop at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 15th Street-Prospect Park stations. Enjoy it while it lasts. Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, April 30 at 12:01 am to Monday, May 2 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park is going to the dogs — and to oenophiles. Comments (5)
Greenpoint: And defending champs the John Cougar Mellencamps consider a name change to the Jon Bon Jovis. No, really. Comments (4)

Death Cab and Sonic Youth top concert sked

Awesome: Death Cab for Cutie and Sonic Youth will headline a nostalgic lineup of paid outdoor concerts on the Williamsburg waterfront this summer — taking you back to those carefree days of 2008. Comment
Foodie-in-Chief: It’s another feast with our Foodie in Chief, Sarah Zorn. Comments (3)

These guys are really serious about comedy

The Brooklyn Arts Council is getting serious about comedy. Comment

Observe and report: Flatbush top cop wants citizens on patrol

Flatbush: The 67th Precinct’s top cop says he’s willing to put citizens on patrol to reign in violent crime — and the local community board wants to help him do it. Comment
Event: The mint juleps will be flowing, the hats will be crazy and the seersucker suits will be in full force when the Bell House throws its annual Kentucky Derby Party on May 7. Comment
Cinema: Greenpoint’s Serious Lunch will screen their best — and newest — shorts during the Brooklyn Arts Council’s film festival. Comment
Atlantic Yards: Now they’re targeting the Players Gastropub, slated to open across the street from the rising arena. Comments (17)
Fort Greene: Another historic Navy Yard building is allowed to decay. Comment
Park Slope: Flaum’s delicious chickpea spread continues to rile liberal activists. Comments (12)

Buy by! Brooklyn-only shop opens on Smith Street

Shopping: Attention, local shoppers: your one-stop-shop for all your Brooklyn product needs is almost here. Comment

Flea season is upon us — and so is Steven Alan

Shopping: Spring’s in full swing, and so are flea markets, shopping parties and expansions in this week’s Market Watch. Comment

Born on the bayou! Cajun music festival hits Jalopy next week

Music: Bring on the gumbo, Creole and Cajun music — the Big Easy is coming to the big borough. Comments (1)
Greenpoint: A toxic factory on Norman Avenue is getting its own scrubbing, Comment

Garden party — up on the roof

Greenpoint: Farmers and foodies turned over a new layer of soil at the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm on Sunday, when the croft celebrated its first market day of the season. Comments (1)
Event: Jamie Mandel is one Brooklyn barkeep whose bark is worse than his bite. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Heights: The late great Brooklyn Heights author is selling not only his home, but all the stuff inside it — a jukebox, first edition books and even some wacky paintings. Comments (1)

Green guerrillas! Someone is stealing plants from the Narrows Botanical Garden

Bay Ridge: Thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of rare planters and exotic plants from the beleaguered Narrows Botanical Garden last week — the latest attack on the all-volunteer green oasis along Shore Road. Comments (7)

Aging cheese, the Red Hook way

Red Hook: Red Hook is about to become the center of the cheese-eating world. Comment

Blown sideways through life

Fearless Living: Our columnist and family survive the North Carolina tornado — and end up with a great tale. Comment

This year, the cherry blossom festival is a time of reflection

Event: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual “Sakura Matsuri” will honor the Japanese disaster. Comment

Cleaned out! Pol says car washes over-charging Jews

Predatory car washes in Flatbush and Midwood targeted Jews who needed their cars cleaned for Passover — charging nearly three times as much as they would to a non-Jew — says a councilman who claims to have stung the offending businesses. Comment

Church’s community center to reopen

Flatbush: A fire-damaged community center that’s part of Brooklyn’s oldest church is being resurrected just in time for Easter. Comment

Nemo spotted in Coney Island!

You can find Nemo in Coney Island! Comment

Mother, daughter slaughter

A mother and daughter were slaughtered in a Sheepshead Bay apartment on April 17 — the second bloody rampage to take place in the usually bucolic neighborhood in recent weeks. Comment

Massive heist from check cashing store

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Another iPhone swipe

Fort Greene: A fancy phone is taken — and the Atlantic Center Mall makes yet another appearance in the crime report from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1)

Bag stolen in Red Hook Park

Carroll Gardens: Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Greenest Block in Brooklyn? It’s on!

Park Slope: Look out, Vanderveer Place, Sterling Place has already started sprucing up for the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. Comment

Kevin Mooney is dead; funeral for beloved barman is today

Park Slope: Kevin Mooney, the magnetic owner of a legendary old man bar in Park Slope, died last Monday after a five-year cancer battle. He was 76. Comment
Art: Your eyes aren’t deceiving you — among the brownstones of Park Slope, you can find a bona fide bunker. Comments (7)

Digital ding-dong! Greenpoint church will replace bells with recording

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint church’s century-old bells might be going digital. Comments (4)
Bridge ‘Park’: The schedule for this summer’s “Movies with a View” series at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 is up — and this year is focusing on the “view” part of the name. Most of the films in the series have a Manhattan focus — which only makes sense given the city views from the park at the foot of Old Fulton Street. Comment

The ‘Best’ of times! Sunday dance party returns to the Gowanus

Event: Sunday Best is back where it belongs! Comment

NYPD hits Williamsburg with plague of tickets on Passover

Williamsburg: An 11th plague hit Williamsburg during Passover — a plague of parking tickets! Comments (15)

Brave Lashaun battled the bogeyman, and won

Perspective: Our will to live can move mountains and, at the same time, shatter our hearts to pieces. Comment

Bread lines! New cookbook is devoted to the greatness of sandwiches

This cookbook goes between the bread. Comment

Get a load of Scott Brindl’s sausage

Some grandmother’s pass down recipes for meatloaf and mashed potatoes, others make the best lasagna, arroz con pollo, or sweet potato pie. Comment

By ‘design’? Brooklyn’s top furniture showcase killed by state budget cuts

Bklyn Designs — the annual showcase for cutting-edge interior designers, retailers and manufacturers — won’t be happening in DUMBO this spring. Comment

A ‘King Lear’ for the ages! Derek Jacobi stars in BAM production

He’s been Hamlet in “Hamlet,” Richard II in “Richard II,” Julius Caesar in “Julius Caesar,” and Macbeth in “Macbeth.” And now, Derek Jacobi is taking on the obvious role in “King Lear.” Comment

What a pain! Armed robber stealing prescription pills

A pistol-packing pilferer with a penchant for prescription pain pills is on the prowl in Marine Park, pinching the pellets from pharmacies police predict are near his pad. Comment

Pulitzer call interrupts Egan’s lunch at Olea!

Jennifer Egan’s mantel is getting heavy. Comment

Lebovits larceny! Man busted for bribing sex abuse rabbi

Crime: A 49-year-old is facing 21 years in jail for trying to bank on a child sex abuse scandal surrounding Borough Park cantor Baruch Lebovits. Comment

No crime in Bay Ridge? Practically

68th Precinct Comment

Golden deli: ‘Gold Coast’ to bring pastrami to Ridge

We’ve got the rye bread and the pickles — and soon we’ll have the hot pastrami to go with it. Comment

Teens busted for brinig gun to tutoring session

Canarsie: Reading, writing and revolvers Comment

Traffic take-down

Bay News: Manhattan Beach’s oldest civic group says it’s willing to break the law to protest the city refusal to implement the group’s traffic safety requests along what it thinks are the neighborhood’s most dangerous streets. Comment

Mugger drags senior to the ground

Bay News: Senior attacked Comment

Charter coming

Bay News: New schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott says he’ll do nothing to stop a growing charter school from moving into a Coney Island school building that already houses a junior high school and a high school. Comment

Grill ‘em!

Bay News: You gotta fight for your right to barbecue! Comment

Carmine rants on our crummy sidewalks and streets … again!

Perspective: I’m so upset with the sad state of our streets and sidewalks, I’m writing about them again! So buckle up and hold onto your hats, because you’re about to get another mouthful from the Screecher! Comment

Stan knows how to trim the budget

Perspective: Dear Mr. Raisman: In complying with your request for my thoughts on where my government cut spending, I offer you this week’s installment in three words — Reduce Foreign Aid. Comment

Massive heist from check cashing store

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

More problems at Status nightclub

Brooklyn Paper: 77th Precinct Comment

Rabbit Hole’s ‘Frankenstein’ is still a sexy beast

For your next vacation, think green. Comment

Lots of Apple pickings

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

Pedaler killed in East Flatbush

Flatbush: Bicyclist killed Comment

Piping mad: Thief raids Marine Park salon

Mill–Marine Courier: Yanked away Comment

Father, son busted in bat attack

Kings Courier: Bat men busted Comment

Garden for homeless

Flatbush: Homeless people and the mentally handicapped will become farmers sowing a rooftop garden if a social service group is given the OK to build a new shelter, but members of Community Board 17 — who get to weigh-in on the plan — think that may not come easy. Comment

Coupons, smoupons. Just get me in and out

Perspective: This column is for professionals only — don’t attempt this at home! Comment

Brooklyn Public Library offers ‘amnesty’ for book scofflaws

If you’ve been living in fear of the library’s repo men, now’s your chance to make right with Mr. Bookman. Comment

Our All-Brooklyn boys basketball honors

High School Sports: The borough known for its basketball lives up to that lofty standard yet again. Boys & Girls repeated as PSAL Class AA champions – the sixth straight year Brooklyn has won the crown – beating archrival Lincoln in the final. Comment

Our All-Brooklyn girls basketball honors

High School Sports: Brooklyn has long been the Mecca of basketball on the boys side. This year, with the emergence of Nazareth, the borough owned things with the girls as well. Comment

Shorthanded Grand Street overcomes adversity, tops Fort Hamilton

High School Sports: It wasn’t until early Thursday evening, on April 14, that Melvin Martinez could say with conviction his Grand Street Campus baseball had matured. Ironically, it was the immaturity of others that brought it out. Comment

Makeup game: Maldari pitches Poly past Fieldston

High School Sports: Some pitchers rely on intimidation, others finesse. Philip Maldari just wants to look pretty. Comment

Head for the Inner Banks this Friday

All four members of Body Language have clearly defined roles. Matthew Young writes most of the lyrics. Ian Chang creates crazy beats on the drums. Grant Wheeler mans the keys. And Angelica Bess? Well, she adds the sparkle. Comment

Nemo spotted in Coney Island!

You can find Nemo in Coney Island! Comment

Bugging out

A man who turns into a spider. Aerial acts above the audiences’ heads. Zip lines running from one end of the theater to the other. Comment

Royal wedding fever! Bloody good parties for Wills and Kate

Royal wedding fever has officially crossed the pond. Comment

The Siren screams! Manhattan newspaper cancels festival

It’s the day the music died! Comment

‘Dirty, Rotten’ good fun with the Strivelli Players

Theater: The Gravesend-based troupe brings the laugh-a-minute, Tony Award-winning musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” to their Bay Street stage this month. Comment
Enjoy our photo from the “Way of the Cross” procession on Good Friday. Comments (4)
The owner of a soon-to-open Ditmas Park cafe says he will channel the spirit of the infamous Vox Pop — and give a new home to its Marxist clientele — even though it will be run by a capitalist. Comments (6)

Bowled over! Brooklyn’s oldest ally could become a synagogue

Bensonhurst: The owner of Brooklyn’s largest bowling alley is paving the way for its demolition by trying to convince the city to allow apartments and a synagogue to be built where it stands. Comments (7)

Horrific rape attempt captured on video

Park Slope: Outraged 16th Street residents say cops have done nothing to investigate a vicious month-old sexual assault on their block — even though the entire harrowing ordeal was caught on video. Comments (7)

The ‘King’ is dead — long live the Queen (of cupcakes)

Park Slope: Three butter queens now sit on the cupcake throne of Park Slope. Comments (4)
DUMBO: Developers of the controversial Dock Street high-rise project will make good by their promise to build a middle school inside their tower, inking a deal with the city this week for a 300-seat facility. Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: A car almost took a nosedive off the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on Wednesday following a wild ride past the corner of Clark Street and Columbia Heights. Comments (13)

Two Bklyn war photographers dead in Libya

Two acclaimed Brooklyn-based photojournalists were killed on Wednesday doing their jobs in war-torn Libya. Comments (4)

Ms. Milo is cleared! Grand jury frees ‘Columbine’ teacher

Bay Ridge: A troubled art teacher arrested for threatening to shoot up Fort Hamilton HS has been cleared of the crime — but she won’t be teaching class there anytime soon. Comments (1)

Red Hook chop stop! City bans helicopters over neighborhood

Red Hook: The city has banned tourist helicopters over Red Hook, amending a controversial flight plan that diverted choppers to the forsaken peninsula to appease residents in tonier Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. Comments (9)

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