House of Escher: Exhibit showcases mindbending artist

Art: This exhibit is in-depth! Comment

Rock ’n’ row: Guitarist performs while canoeing Gowanus Canal

Music: Talk about grungy music! Comment

Today’s produce at yesterday’s prices! Beloved Dyker grocer’s anniversary sale celebrates two decades of bountiful biz

Shopping: These Three Guys are ringing in 20 years! Comment

A brief history of children’s games (played outside)

Rhymes with Crazy: Too many kids don’t get enough sun. Introduce these oldies but goodies and they’ll happily head outdoors! Comments (4)

A brief history of children’s games (played outside)

Rhymes with Crazy: Too many kids don’t get enough sun. Introduce these oldies but goodies and they’ll happily head out doors! Comment

Keeping standards tough is good enough

Mayor DeBlasio and his liberal cohorts will not be satisfied until they ruin all New York City schools. If anything, we’re supposed to be increasing the standards, not lowering them to admit students, many of whom will come to the prestigious schools with hidden disciplinary problems. Instead of working to improve discipline in the schools, the mayor and his subordinates refuse to admit that the problem exists and will only worsen things if his plan is allowed to pass. The elite schools will quickly go down the drain and then teachers will be accused of not being able to relate to the problem students. Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comments (1)

Legality of proposed gender-separate beach days at Kingsborough questioned

Manhattan Beach: It’s kicking up a sand storm! Comment

Trashed: Driver for private hauler smashed into parked cars while drunk, DA says

Mean Streets: A driver for a private carting company was drunk behind the wheel when he crashed into several cars outside a 60th Street apartment complex in Mapleton on June 9, according to the district attorney, who charged the motorist with operating a vehicle under the influence at his arraignment the next day. Comments (1)

Today dream: A modern ‘Midsummer’ plays Carroll Gardens

Theater: This show has a most rare vision! Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got mermaids on the march, a paen to a Prospect Park’s planner, bros with beer, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Hit a high note with Dad this weekend!

Bay Ridge Nights: Celebrate Father’s Day by dad-rocking out all week long in the Ridge! Comment

Locals rock on at second-annual Relay for Life event at MCU Park

Event: Hundreds of locals and cancer survivors walked laps around MCU Park in Coney Island from noon until midnight on June 9 at the ball park’s second-annual Relay for Life event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Comment

Brighton Ballet Theater adapts ‘Cinderella’ ballet for young dancers

Manhattan Beach: These kids can dance! Comment

Helen Keller Services gets a new board member

Standing O: Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for Dr. Alka Nischal. The geriatric medicine specialist at Winthrop University Hospital of Medicine has been named as a board member to the Board of Trustees at Helen Keller Services. Comment
Dining: No more tokens! Comment
The Ride: Our beloved Brooklyn Cyclones kick off the 2018 season Friday on Staten Island, and have their home opener Saturday night at MCU Park — but their manager won’t be there! Comment
Williamsburg: Fans of the great outdoors flocked to the Williamsburg waterfront on Sunday to be among the first to step inside the newly finished park at the old Domino Sugar factory campus on its opening day. Comment
Books: It’s the book of the summer! Comment
Fuzzy Brooklyn: Call it an early Howl-o-ween! Comment
Prospect Heights: Youngsters boogied down in the courtyard of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch at a Saturday concert kicking off the system’s summer-reading program, an initiative library leaders organize each year to keep kids’ minds sharp while they’re out of the classroom. Comment

Three’s a crowd in Coney Assembly race

Party Line: A third candidate just threw his hat into the ring to fill the empty seat vacated by a disgraced Coney Island pol who stepped down from her post in April months after the Feds charged her with stealing money from storm-recovery agencies. Comment
Digital editions: The only time your pals at The Brooklyn Paper ever look to Queens (a neighboring borough) is when we want to see how our former Cyclones, all grown up and in the big leagues, are doing. So let’s take a look at the standi– WAIT A SECOND! Oh, this is not good. Somebody has to do something about this. I mean, the last time we checked was about a week or two into the season and things looked much better then. Jiminy Crickets. Okay, we’re going to close this newspaper, head out to a Cyclones game (the home opener is on Saturday) and tell those Metsies to do what we tell you to do every week: Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Coney Island: She took the money and ran — until she got caught. Comment
Podcast: Human rights should have no party affiliation, according to the councilman from Bay Ridge, who joined an all-new episode to discuss the ongoing case of a pizza delivery man facing deportation after he was detained while dropping off food at Fort Hamilton Army Base earlier this month. Comments (30)

Delay in the Bay: Party boats still at Emmons Avenue pier, weeks after promised move

Sheepshead Bay: They’re still sitting at a dock in the Bay! Comment
Park Slope: Thousands from the borough and beyond descended on Park Slope on Saturday to celebrate Kings County’s LGBTQ community at events that culminated with an absolutely fabulous parade along Fifth Avenue that was far superior to similar marches staged across the East River, according to an attendee. Comments (1)
Downtown: Fitness fanatics have a new favorite sweat spot Downtown, where the massive Chelsea Piers gym that opened last week is already attracting athletes who like to have a good time while they get in shape, according to a bigwig. Comment
Marine Park: Hold off on calling pest control! Comment

Life preservers: Ridge community board will train locals how to reverse opioid overdoses

Event: It could be a life-saving lesson. Comment
Blind Spots: Newly obtained documents related to the death of a young cyclist hit and killed by a driver for a notoriously negligent private carting company suggest the picture of what happened that night is far from complete, despite prosecutors’ decision not to press charges, according to the lawyer for the deceased’s family. Comments (27)
Sheepshead Bay: Hotels in Southern Brooklyn industrial zones will need a special permit before going up if the city has its way. The Department of City Planning wants to weigh in — along with local community boards — on new hotel proposals because of worries that they could be out of place in industrial areas, according to an official from the planning agency. Comment

Brother and sister shot in Sunset Park

Crime: Police are searching for a man who shot a brother and sister in a 53rd Street apartment in Sunset Park on June 7. Comment
Crown Heights: Kids at a Crown Heights charter school capped off weeks of studying gun violence in the United States with a protest march on Friday — but the adolescent activists didn’t walk alone, according to one student. Comments (6)
Bay Ridge: A Sheepshead Bay man faces life in prison for allegedly killing a professor inside his Flatbush home last month. Comments (2)
Mill Basin: The city has backed off its earlier vow to move three Sheepshead Bay party boats to Mill Basin in early May, with no sign of the booze-cruisers yet and no word on when they might arrive. Comment

Coney Island gang member found guilty of gunning down two rivals in 2010 revenge killing

Coney Island: A federal jury in Brooklyn found a Coney Island man guilty on charges of racketeering, two counts of murder-in-aid-of-racketeering, and causing a death through use of a firearm on June 1. Comment
Awesome: The owner of a Clinton Hill spa wants locals to go from the treatment room to the conference room — without stepping foot off the premises. Comments (2)
Fort Hamilton: The guards at Fort Hamilton Army Base routinely give a tough time to deliverymen — especially those who are non-White — alleged workers at local eateries that frequently make deliveries to the base, where the federal government detained an undocumented pizza deliveryman on June 1. Comments (19)

Not so bright: Slope’s six-signal traffic light creates chaos at intersection, locals claim

Mean Streets: A six-light traffic signal outside Prospect Park that shines separate “go” lights for bicycles and cars is too confusing for drivers, who routinely run their red light and put cyclists in harm’s way, according to a Park Sloper who lives nearby. Comments (24)
Brooklyn Heights: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner unloaded his stakes in two yuge Brooklyn developments — the old Watchtower complex in Brooklyn Heights, which is being transformed in to a high-end office complex, and a ground-up luxury tower in nearby Dumbo — according to a rep for the firm that bought him out. Comments (6)

Motorcyclist dies after collision with sport utility vehicle in Brownsville

Crime: A motorcyclist died when he and a driver collided in Brownsville on June 8. Comment
Bay Ridge: Locals packed Fifth Avenue in front of Balady Foods Market for the annual Ramadan Community Dinner on June 6, breaking the fast and building bonds. Comment
The state Senate this week voted to finally fix the spelling of “Verrazzano” on signs leading up to the bridge — two years after The Brooklyn Paper broke the news that a Dyker Heights resident demanded that change. Here’s Brooklyn Paper Radio’s take on the controversey, with Prof. Silvio Lacetti of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. Read more…
Bay Ridge: Two years ago, strapping young reporter Dennis Lynch reported on Dyker Heights’ resident Robert Nash’s demand to right a wrong and fix the spelling of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on signs leading up to it. This week, the state Senate passed a bill solving the problem. So for old time’s sake, lets look back to those halycon days when men were allowed to dream, even if bureaucracy wasn’t willing to act. Read more…
Bay Ridge: The federal government must release an undocumented immigrant who Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained while he made a routine pizza delivery to Fort Hamilton Army Base on June 1, demanded protesters gathered just across the street at John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge on June 6. Comments (43)
Sheepshead Bay: These kids skipped a grade! Comment

Hit-and-run driver hits boy crossing street in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A driver hit a 10-year-old boy who was crossing Fourth and Ovington avenues near his school in Bay Ridge on June 4 and then fled the scene, police said. Comment

Bay Ridge congressman whacked by both sides over ‘hateful’ mailer

Bay Ridge: They’re going postal! Comments (4)

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: