Judge Margarita Lopez Torres

Podcast: The weekly podcast features Power Women such as Judge Judith Sheinlin of “Judge Judy,” Pat DiMango of “Hot Bench,” New York City Census Director Julie Menin and many others. Comment
Event: Welcome to the Big Top, little ones! Comment

High-rises and traffic the new norm in Brooklyn

Speak Out: Our readers sound off on Brooklyn’s rise in developments and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (9)
Editor’s Picks: We’ve got a wine weekend, the Wonder Wheel, a racism round-table, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Side Pony tale! Comedy show celebrates five years of laughs

Rimshot: We chatted with the producers of the long-running stand-up show. Comment
Digital editions: Schneps Media is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Check it out, along with our other local editions of the Bay News, Mill Marine Courier, Park Slope Courier, and Brooklyn Graphic! Read more…

How the state budget could potentially harm city dwellers

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about the potentially negative impacts of recently passed state budget. Comments (9)

A word of pride, and thanks

The New York Press Association, a statewide group whose members include weekly media, hosted a conference in Albany and our company won 27 awards for excellence. Comments (2)

Short ride: City unveils infrastructure plan featuring tiny bike lane

Sunset Park: The city unveiled preliminary designs for a $37 million scheme to spruce up a stretch of Sunset Park’s industrial waterfront on Monday, showing off plans that include repaved roads, new trees, and one very short bike lane before the civic gurus of Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee. Comments (7)
Canarsie: It was a very hip celebration. Comment

‘Game’ on! Where to celebrate the show of ice and fire

Nightlife: Winter has come! Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: A construction worker died after falling from a 13-story building on Pierrepont Street Wednesday morning, according to authorities. Comments (3)
Fort Greene: Call it double jeopar-tree! Comments (2)

Cops detain teen for bringing loaded gun to Williamsburg school

Williamsburg: Police have taken a student into custody for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to a Driggs Avenue high school Wednesday morning. Comment

Weigh in: Community Board to host hearing about Boerum Hill jail expansion

Boerum Hill: Make your voices heard about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to expand the Brooklyn House of Detention as part of his scheme to close Rikers Island at a public hearing in Clinton Hill on Thursday. Comments (2)

Double Dion: Pop singer to play two nights at Barclays

Waiting in the Wings: Her tour will go on and on! Comment
The second annual World’s Fare, which will be held on May 18 and 19 at Citi Field, features many foodie favorites from all over the world, including the Arepa Lady, the crown jewel of Colombian street food in New York City; Indonesian desserts from Moon Man; as well as Italian arrosticini, succulent lamb skewers from D’Abruzzo, according to our sister publication QNS. Click to give it a read! Read more…
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency at Brooklyn Public Library’s Williamsburg Branch Tuesday morning in response to the growing spread of the measles virus in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities, where nearly 300 people have fallen ill with the potentially fatal disease since October. Comment

On BPR: What’s next for the BQE and the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets

Podcast: Brooklyn Paper Radio this week explored the latest news regarding the BQE with Peter Bray, the executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association. Comment

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►Audio: Judge Margarita Lopez Torres
Youngsters between the ages of 6 and 12 gathered at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch in Prospect Heights on Saturday to study queer culture and gender identity under the tutelage of a ukulele playing YouTube personality, in an event that proved just as eye opening for parents as it was for Kings County kids, according to one mom. Comments (13)

Cops search for pair of punks who cuffed, robbed Sunset Park café employee

Sunset Park: Police are looking for a pair of men who allegedly assaulted an employee at a Sunset Park business and stole more than $1,000 in cash from both the eatery and the restrained employee on April 6. Comments (1)
Event: Call them coasters for a cause. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: These kids were on the hunt! Comment

Hoppy hunting grounds: An eggs-clusive guide to Easter egg hunts in Brooklyn

Event: Brooklyn’s in for a ton of bun! Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: This dominatrix got hooked up! Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: A new apartment building is starting to dominate a small stretch of Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a new report by our sister publication Brownstoner details. Click to give it a read! Read more…
Coney Island: They found the fun in raising funds. Comment

Police find dead man floating in water near Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Police found a dead man floating in the water near Sheepshead Bay on Sunday night. Comments (1)
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez voiced his support for the decriminalization of sex work on April 4 during a wide-ranging discussion with elected officials, advocates, and members of Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn (LID), write our pals over at Gay City News, our sister publication. Click to give it a read! Read more…

Off the court: Brooklyn sports merchandise company goes nationwide

Flatlands: Score some memorable sports memorabilia in Brooklyn. Comment
Art: The road to Disaster ends in Coney Island! Comment
Flatlands: A school bus hit a pregnant pedestrian in Flatlands on April 5, according to witnesses. Comments (6)

Cops seek man who showed teen girls picture of genitals

Police are looking for a perv who allegedly made lewd remarks to teenage girls and showed them a picture of genitals on Livonia Avenue on March 28. Comments (10)

Cops search for man wanted in Prospect Park rape

Cops are hunting a fiend suspected in connection with not one, not two, but three heinous crimes in Prospect Park, including a brutal rape earlier this month. Comments (4)
Sunset Park: Dozens of families displaced by a Sunset Park inferno Wednesday will have to spend days waiting to regain access to their 44th Street home, unsure of the damage to their apartments, property, and even their beloved pets as they wait for firefighters and building inspectors to sound the all clear, according to a resident and local civic guru. Comments (4)

Fin folk: Arlo and Nora Guthrie to lead this year’s Mermaid Parade

Event: Good morning, Coney Island, how are you? Don’t you know him — he’s your native son! Comments (2)

Paramedics find dead man floating in waters of Coney Island Beach

Coney Island: Paramedics pulled a dead man from the waters of Coney Island Beach on Thursday morning, police said. Comment
Park Slope: The head mom at Park Slope’s preeminent parents group is looking to wrangle a few hundred Kings County parents to participate in a biennial nanny survey, which empowers Brooklyn families with the knowledge to net quality childcare at the right price. Comments (12)
Event: The kids are ready to check it out! Comments (1)
Looking for a home in Brooklyn? Intimidated by the buying process? Just plain curious about how to go about buying a home? Brownstoner’s What First Time Buyers Need to Know: Brooklyn, the second in a series of Brownstoner Home Events, can help. Comment

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