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Books: This is the guide of Kings! Comment

The borough of museums!

They’ve got the three ones on Brooklyn! Comment

Bay Ridge teacher honored for commitment to students

Standing O: Janet Batista, an eighth-grade mathematics teacher at St. Anselm’s Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, received an award earlier this month for her commitment to her students. Comments (1)

Big buildings replacing beautiful homes

Speak Out: With reference to the letters from Elaine Kirsch and Victoria Hofmo regarding the overbuilding going on here, they are absolutely right. Things have gone way out of control. The new motto seems to be “build them bigger, build them higher.” Comments (6)

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for May 4. Comment

Fearless Living: Facing the challenge of traveling overseas, with some help from Brooklynites

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless columnist discusses her trip to Turkey. Comments (12)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got jam, juleps, jokes, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Kings County nature lovers celebrated Earth Day at Prospect Park on Sunday, where park rangers lectured kids on the ABCs of conservation. Comment
Brighton Beach: A man is in critical condition after a 79-year-old driver struck him in Brighton Beach on Tuesday night, according to authorities. Comments (7)
Brooklyn celebrated all things Japanese at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival last weekend. Comment

On QNS: From high fashion to elevated flavors, chef behind Silly Chilly Dumplings showcases Bangladeshi spices

Today, a look at Silly Chilly Dumplings, the brainchild of Bangladeshi-born culinary entrepreneur Sufia Hossain, who now resides in the Bangladeshi enclave of Jamaica, Queens — which some have dubbed Bangla City. Click to give it a read on our sister site, QNS! Read more…
Marine Park: Brooklynites celebrated Mother Earth with singing, dancing, and storytelling at Marine Park’s Salt Marsh Nature Center’s annual Earth Day celebration on April 28, six days after the official holiday. Comments (4)
Event: Brooklynites marched through Bergen Beach for the annual “Spirit of Life” Walkathon on April 27. Comments (1)

Queer ‘Desire’: New ‘Streetcar’ features trans actor as female lead

Theater: After all, a woman’s charm is 50 percent illusion. Comments (2)

Developer offers Gowanus an $11 million accessible subway station in exchange for larger building

Gowanus: A developer offered to fund the construction of a more accessible subway station entrance to the R-train in Gowanus in return for a larger building at a Department of City Planning meeting last week. Comments (8)
Midwood: Cops charged a 17-year-old with murder in the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Midwood, according to police, who also arrested the suspect’s mother and charged her with obstructing the investigation. Comments (3)

A summer for the books: Brooklyn Public Library beefs up summer reading programs with new funding

Books: They’re cashing in so that you can check out! Comment
Nightlife: The People’s Playground is about to get a lot more fun. Comments (8)

Court is out: Handball sculpture rolls into Downtown

Art: It’s an art installation, apparently! Comments (2)

Sunset Park woman in critical condition after truck driver hits her

Sunset Park: A Sunset Park woman is in critical condition after a Queens driver in a box truck struck her as she was crossing the street just blocks from her home on Saturday, according to authorities. Comments (48)
Williamsburg: The city announced on Monday the closure of two Williamsburg yeshivas as punishment for allowing unvaccinated kids to attend class, as an outbreak of the highly contagious measles virus continues to sweep through Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities. Comments (19)

Police searching for punk who stole woman’s purse in broad daylight in Sunset Park

Sunset Park: Police are searching for a man who stole a woman’s purse in broad daylight last week in Sunset Park. Comments (23)
Event: These kids are the picture of health. Comment

Cops searching for blasphemous brute who burglarized Bensonhurst synagogue during Passover

Bensonhurst: Police are searching for a man who they say broke into a Bensonhurst synagogue and stole $2,000 cash during the Jewish holiday of Passover. Comments (1)
Dance: It’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Dance! We hope you will enjoy the show! Comments (1)
Crown Heights: An affordable housing lottery has opened for 56 newly constructed units in an 11-story building under construction at 409 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, two blocks from the Brooklyn Museum, a new report by our sister publication Brownstoner details. Click to give it a read! Read more…
Downtown: A popular video game streamer took to Instagram Monday to live-stream an alleged threat to kill himself in his apartment Downtown. Comments (8)

Expanded: Social service center opens state-of-the-art-facility in Borough Park

Sunset Park: A community group in Borough Park opened a new state-of-the-art social service center on April 29. Comment
Park Slope: Butchers expelled from a Park Slope Key Food are warning customers to beware the pre-packaged meat now stocked by the store’s temporary workers, saying management has replaced them with a bunch of amateurs, who have no idea when and where the beef was cut. Comments (4)
Bay Ridge: They want it both ways. Comments (7)
Brooklyn Whiskers, which serves its own house-made baked goods, sandwiches and other light fare during daytime hours, plans to expand into a larger space at 1037 Broadway, only four blocks away from their original location. Click to read more on our sister site, Brownstoner! Read more…
Prospect Heights: City transit reps presented designs for a protected bike lane along the Flatbush Avenue border of Prospect Park at a closed-doors meeting in Borough Hall on Wednesday. Comments (27)

‘It was like a firing squad’: Marine Park Community Board shoots down small business owner’s expansion plans

Marine Park: A disgraced state Senator threatened a small business owner following a testy civic meeting on April 17, during which she was denied permission to expand her business to Flatbush Avenue, she claims. Comments (10)

Help wanted: Crown Heights community board looking to fill high-ranking staff position

Crown Heights: A Crown Heights community board is looking to fill its most senior staff position for the first time since 2015, four years after a fateful decision to fire the last longtime employee to hold the spot setoff a series of lawsuits, which have left the position vacant ever since. Comments (1)

Spoke too soon: City abandons plan to roll out dockless bike share program in Coney Island

Coney Island: They’re dock-less! Comments (36)

Gowanus rezoning must not disrupt cleanup, civic watchdogs say

Cleaning Our Waterways: They want a clean guarantee. Comment
Sunset Park: Police are searching for the dastardly duo who — along with another man who cops already cuffed and charged — allegedly robbed and assaulted two men in Sunset Park on April 21. Comments (10)
Chef Hannah Goldberg named her catering and events company Tanabel Table after the Souk el Tanabel in Damascus. Tanabel means “lazy person” in Arabic, and the company takes its name from the bustling market where merchants farm all of the intricate prep work Syrian food requires of women in their homes. Click to read more on our sister site, QNS! Read more…

Hate attack: Homophobe slugs man while shouting slurs in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Police are hunting for the homophobe who attacked a man in Prospect Lefferts Gardens on April 4. Comment
Coney Island: A Sea Gate man will spend at least 20 years behind bars for carrying out a brutal 2017 attack in which he fatally slashed a Sheepshead Bay woman’s throat and raped another woman — his ex-girlfriend — while her 11-year-old-daughter hid nearby, reps from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced on Thursday. Comments (1)

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