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Caught: Police cuff guy who gave tot a knuckle sandwich on G train

Boerum Hill: Authorities on Thursday arrested a man suspected of slugging a kid while riding a G train last month. Comments (2)
Cinema: This cartoon festival is growing up! Comments (2)
Mean Streets: Southern Brooklyn cyclists are irate that the Department of Transportation will sacrifice part of its planned Fourth Avenue bike lane to accommodate parking by police outside the 72nd Precinct station house in Sunset Park. Comments (34)
Art: This exhibit is a dream come true! Comment
Health: A local yogi teaches some of Brooklyn’s youngest how to master their downward-facing puppy at weekly classes she rolled out for kids of all ages in Bay Ridge after perfecting the lessons in Park Slope — a neighborhood where she said children’s exercise classes abound. Comments (3)

Marine Park hockey game benefits blind kids and their families

Marine Park: Local puck jockeys battled for trophies and bragging rights at a hockey game and fund-raiser for Parents of Blind Children of New York on March 24 at Aviator Sports Center. Comment

Much-discussed, now this bus is a must

Since my last letter regarding the B82 Select Bus Service, the Department of Transportation has finally begun to implement the project. It has started to fix sidewalks so that new bus shelters, ticket machines and muni-meters could be installed. The bus route is estimated to launch as soon as July, and hopefully it will! Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment
Gerritsen Beach: Months after the mayor promised to finish repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the work still isn’t completed, and some of what has been done was rushed and defective, according to locals at a heated town hall at in Gerritsen Beach on March 22. Comment

Gone but not forgotten: Cemetery tour highlights trailblazing females buried in Bklyn

Event: A borough historian will close out Women’s History Month by leading curious minds to the graves of 10 pioneering women at Green-Wood Cemetery on Saturday. Comment
Music: It’s great music, folks. Comments (1)

Bay Ridge has fun with a bun

Bay Ridge Nights: Get ready for a sugar-fueled Easter weekend in Bay Ridge! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week, we’ve got lions, and rock stars, and bears! Oh my! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Hop to it! An eggs-austive list of Easter hunts in Brooklyn

Event: We have hunted down all of the festive egg searches happening in Brooklyn this weekend! Comment

Golden nixes tarnished staffer

Party Line: State Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) axed his longtime staffer for sharing posts on social media comparing Democrats and survivors of the February Parkland shooting to Nazis. Comment
Marine Park: Call it an intersection intervention. Comment
Prospect Heights: Brooklyn Public Library bigwigs are kicking-off a series of multi-million dollar changes to the system’s aging Central branch with the construction of a new lobby space named for one of the borough’s most prestigious former pols — and librarians. Comments (4)
Health: Pharmacy students at a Downtown university learned how to save the life of someone who overdoses on opioids at a Monday event that offered the future white coats practical training on how to help people in the streets as well as from behind the counter. Comment
Dining: They’re rolling in dough! Comments (2)

Scene and heard: Mom and son talk rap music!

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie sits down with her 16-year-old and considers the finer elements of hip-hop. Comments (2)

Youngsters mark Black History in poetry and song

Standing O: Students at Success Academy Cobble Hill celebrated the contributions of black Americans in warfare with poems and songs during a Black History Month celebration at the school Comment

Going to extremes: These proposed laws stink!

The Right View: There oughta not be a law! Comment
Digital editions: These things take time. And thought. You can’t just slap it down at the last minute late Wednesday night. The print edition teaser is actually a living, breathing thing that you should be working on all week long. Because readers can tell when you just Googled a few things and quickly write something that will always seem counterfeit. Fools’ gold. Look, deadlines are there for a reason, and sometimes that reason is to make sure something shows up on the page the next day. But you’ve known that deadline was out there since you finished last week’s. You’ve done this to yourself, and now you’re paying for it. So take some advice from me: Get a ahead of things right now and start working on next week’s. Because to do this job, you’ve always got to stay one step ahead. You have to be on your toes. In short, you’ve got to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Police arrest teenager for swiping rapper’s Yeezy sneakers from woman

Prospect Heights: Cops on Tuesday cuffed a 16-year-old who they allege committed a string of shoe-related crimes with another teen near the Atlantic Terminal Mall this month. Comments (2)
Changing Brooklyn: Opponents of the two in-progress towers that a judge in February ruled could legally rise at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 — months after developers started building them — will not appeal the decision, according to the head of the civic group that sued to stop the development back in 2016. Comments (4)

Man wanted in assaults of two women in Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst: Police are asking the public to help them identify a man who they say assaulted a woman and a girl in two separate incidents just minutes apart on 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst on March 23. Comment

Checkin’ in with ... The 78th Precinct’s new CO Captain Jason Hagestad

Checkin’ in with: The new commanding officer of Park Slope’s men in blue told the Brooklyn Paper he wants to beef up traffic enforcement following the fatal collision that killed two kids in the nabe, and shared other plans for the precinct he now oversees in our exclusive interview. Comments (1)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Youngsters jumped in line to meet the Easter Bunny at Washington Park near Park Slope’s Old Stone House museum on Saturday, but some tots were not hoppy at all after face time with the festive rabbit, according to one mom. Comments (2)
Changing Brooklyn: Locals can unleash their concerns about the megadevelopment of unprecedented density that builders want to construct on the edge of brownstone-lined Boerum Hill during tonight’s first public hearing about the 80 Flatbush project at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (12)
Event: It was their lucky day! Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Cops are searching for a slasher who stabbed a young woman to death inside a Bedford-Stuyvesant deli on Monday afternoon, police said. Comments (2)
Changing Brooklyn: The city must landmark a Carroll Gardens building where some of Kings County’s youngest learned their ABCs before a developer destroys it to build condos, demanded a pack of preservationists including a legendary folk singer and activist whose family lived next door. Comments (4)

Police search for woman who allegedly stole thousands from senior

Sheepshead Bay: Police are asking for help locating a woman they say cashed thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent checks drawn from an elderly woman’s account. Comment

An old library’s new look: Access ramp and other upgrades rolling out at BPL’s Pacific branch

Park Slope: Workers are preparing to install a temporary access ramp leading to a historic Brooklyn Public Library branch after locals begged reading-room leaders to make it easier for disabled residents and stroller-pushing moms to scope out its stacks. Comment
Event: Call these girls Vi-queens! Comment
Dyker Heights: Catholic Charities must allow the Narrows Senior Center in Dyker Heights’ Angel Guardian home to stay through the end of their lease, and the city must quickly landmark the block-sized complex to save it from demolition, according to the center stalwarts who rallied at the property for a second time on March 23. Comment

Mangia en espanol! New pasta spot has Spanish flare

Dining: It’s not your nonna’s cooking! Comment
Mean Streets: Flatbush Avenue mom-and-pops are already suffering after the city nixed parking on a stretch of the commercial corridor last week in a scheme officials claim will calm congestion, because the loss of curb space complicates deliveries at many shops and leaves patrons with less spots to pull up outside them. Comments (17)

Numbers game: Players press city to keep low-cost tennis-court operator in P’Park

Park Slope: Nearly 1,500 local athletes signed an online petition imploring the Department of Parks and Recreation renew the contract of Prospect Park’s current tennis-court operator, lest a new one swoop in and serve a price increase to patrons. Comments (1)
The Department of Transportation must put the brakes on plans to install bus-only lanes on Kings Highway between McDonald and Ocean avenue that will hurt the economy and make an untenable parking situation even worse, local pols said this week. Comment

Grace period: Diocese extends deadline for abuse victims to apply for compensation

Windsor Terrace: Locals sexually abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Brooklyn have one more week to apply for the fund set up to compensate those victims. Comment

Police looking for Coney slasher

Coney Island: Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly slashed a young woman in the face multiple times outside a McDonald’s on Mermaid Avenue on Feb. 9. Comment
Prospect Heights: A group of merrymakers flocked to Grand Army Plaza on Tuesday for a crack at a hard-boiled challenge — balancing 360 eggs upright atop the rough-hewn stone surrounding the oval’s Bailey Fountain. Comments (4)

Fort Greene woman killed after driver collides with parked car in Flatlands

Mean Streets: An elderly motorist smashed into a parked car and sent it flying into another senior walking on Utica Avenue on March 15, killing her. Comments (2)
Transit: The weekend commute is totally F’d. Comment

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