Cinema: This musician is settling an old score. Comments (2)

People’s choice: Ditmas Park film a finalist in Downtown film fest

Cinema: She thinks you should see “Other People.” Comment

Thow the book at ‘em: Author tackles juvenile justice system in new novel

Books: She’s got a killer motive for writing. Comment

Who’s to blame? Mom, that’s who.

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore explores the phenomenom of mom’s being blamed for, well, everything. Comments (1)

It’s time to end our War on Politics

Spin Cycle: Our columnist asks, “Can’t we all just get along?” Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator returns from the outer wilderness with tales of a friendly, nerdy bar. Comments (5)
Editor’s Picks: Indulge in a week of escapism with magicians, island spirits, dragons, and witches this week in Brooklyn! Comment

It’s never too early for St. Paddy’s!

Bay Ridge Nights: Gird your liver! Bay Ridge is getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day, just two months away. Comment

Head into ‘Porto’: Play about hipster barflies way better than you’d expect

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: It’s a locally-sourced, artisanally made delight! Comments (1)
Harbor Watch: Sgt. Jose Ramirez met with top enlisted soldiers for Army logistics in the Middle East. Comment
Bensonhurst: The human victims, who all survived, run a popular cat-rescue group. Comment
Transit: Three Brooklyn subway stations are still without wifi internet — despite Gov. Cuomo’s announcement that riders would be able to connect anywhere in the system starting on Jan. 9. Comments (7)

Brooklyn congressmembers call prez-elect Trump ‘illegitimate’

Party Line: Reps Yvette Clarke and Jerry Nadler say the Donald is no real president, and the borough’s token Republican rep says they’re within their rights. Comment

Hoo’s the boss!

Standing O: Faithful customers of the Owl’s Head wine bar helped raise more than $1,000 for the It Gets Better Project. Comment

Brooklyn congressmembers call prez-elect Trump ‘illegitimate’

Party Line: Read it all at Read more…

Holy folk! Steve Gunn aims to rock Greenpoint church

Music: It’s the gospel of rock! Comment
The Greatest Story Ever: I loved it. It was much better than “Cats.” I’m going to see it again and again. Comments (3)

Straphangers F-reak out over rush-hour trains skipping express stops

Carroll Gardens: They say it is causing dangerous overcrowding at skipped stops — and is offering an unwelcome preview of a permanent F express service. Comments (13)
Following his exoneration this week, we take a look back at the epic story of Sunset Park attorney and politico John O’Hara’s fall from grace and his long-overdue absolution after 20 years. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: This is probably not what Dr. King had in mind. Comments (16)
Nightlife: Let’s go skee-ing! Comment
The art show was in a real-estate office. Comments (5)

Hollywood losers need a new script

Not for Nuthin’: I know, I know, I did say I didn’t want to be bothered by election rhetoric any longer, but I just can’t help myself. Comment

Bus driver hits Midwood pedestrian


Bus driver hits Midwood pedestrian

Grisly video shows the very moment that a school-bus driver hit a woman crossing Avenue M on Jan. 13, police said. Comment

Squabbling city agencies finally agree to move traffic-blocking street-repair equipment

Canarsie: Can’t we all just grit along? Comment

John O’Hara on his vindication thanks to The Brooklyn Paper

Podcast: Former felon John O’Hara tells Vince and Gersh how The Brooklyn Paper helped clear his name 20 years after he was found guilty voter fraud. That, plus Life in a Blender’s Don Rauf discusses exactly “What Happened to Smith.” Comment
Music: Life in a Blender’s Don Rauf admits they didn’t know how good they had it back then! Comments (3)

A whole new world! St. Ephtram’s first-ever musical is ‘Aladdin’

Bay Ridge: Students at St. Ephrem School transported audiences to the fictional village of Agrabah in their version of the Disney musical “Aladdin Jr.” on Jan. 13–15 — the school’s first full-scale theatrical production. The pint-sized performers dazzled audiences with 21 musical numbers in a colorful production that took the entire community to produce, said one parent. Comment
Fort Greene: Activist Opal Tometi was the keynote speaker at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual event. Comments (7)
Fort Greene: Long Island University took down borough rival St. Francis 63–58 on Jan. 14, bolstered by the strong play of its experienced roster down the stretch. Comment
He’s always known what he was capable of — now he’s just proving it. Comment
High School Sports: It wasn’t the offensive explosion either team was hoping for. Comment
High School Sports: It felt like a wake-up call — a very loud one. Comment
Big players make big plays. Comment
High School Sports: Fontbonne Hall found a way to grab another win, staying perfect on the season, with a 43–34 victory over Monsignor McClancy on Jan. 12. Comment
Photo Galleries: He interviewed the artist live on video while he was getting inked. Comments (2)
Courts: The Department of Justice just joined a lawsuit accusing the Brooklyn Board of Elections of violating federal law. Comments (12)

Plans, trains, and automobiles

Bay Ridge: They want to take this proposal down. Comments (17)
Bay Ridge: But transit honchos say they aren’t needed. Comments (10)
Brighton Beach: City work and trade-union membership are on the table. Comment

Armed robbers push their way into Coney man’s home

Coney Island: The attack comes after reports that a trio jumped four separate seniors outside their homes on the street during December, although police say there is currently no connection between those crimes and this one. Comment
Bay Ridge: Many still haven’t recieved the applications they asked for back in October — and the deadline to apply was more than a week ago. Read more…
Clinton Hill: Police say he was standing on the tracks of the Clinton-Washington Avenues station. Comments (12)

Mall rats

Changing Brooklyn: It will be next to the mini-mall with the Michael’s, and across the road from the one with the Marshalls. Comments (10)
Shopping: They hope you’ll never go beyond Brooklyn again. Comment
Bay Ridge: He died Wednesday night, and officials are saying he jumped in front of the train to end his life. Comments (8)

Fairway opens in Georgetown

Fairway opens in Georgetown

Shopping: It’s “like no other market” — except the one in Red Hook Comment
Park Slope: Gov. Cuomo’s “safety improvements” to Ocean Parkway are causing more harm than good, residents and pols say. Comments (16)

Writer extends olive branch

Letters: Editor’s note: Anyone paying attention to this page will know that readers Elaine Kirsch and Allan Rosen have been waging a war of words over Ocean Parkway traffic changes and transit in general. But after weeks of heated debate, the two appear to be coming to a truce. Rosen extends an olive branch in this week’s missive. Comment

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