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Free spirits: Dime Best of Brooklyn fest adds whiskey samples

Dining: The beer and food (and whiskey!) festival happens this Saturday. Comments (2)

Third man dies after gruesome hammer attack at Sheepshead Bay restaurant

Bay Ridge: A third man died today due to injuries he sustained when a Brighton Beach man brutally bludgeoned him and two colleagues with a hammer inside a Sheepshead Bay restaurant last week, cops said. Comments (15)
Theater: Hair! Flow it, show it — long as God can grow it! Comments (2)

Doomsday talk: Podcaster discusses the end times

Gowanus: The end is nigh! Comment

Darkest secrets: Shadow puppet play unveils the hidden cemetery

Theater: She’s taking her secrets to the graves. Comment

A slice of life

A slice of life

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator heats up with a Hellboy slice and douses the fire with local brews! Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a jazz joint, pinball perfection, the Bushwick Book Club, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Bklyn’s Nautical Purgatory in purgatory! Fate of canal cleanse in limbo with EPA off job due to federal shutdown

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Feds’ slow-going cleanse of the toxic Gowanus Canal is now stuck in the muck yet again thanks to the longest government shutdown in American history. Comments (7)

Near East ear feast! Balkan music festival takes over Grand Prospect Hall this weekend

Music: They’ll make your Balkan dance dreams come true! Comment
Digital editions: Have you read the one about 11-year-old drag queen Desmond is Amazing, whose family is beseiged by city social workers investigating complaints made following the boy’s chaperoned December performance at a Williamsburg bar? Or how about the one about the city giving the developer it tapped in 2013 to build Willoughby Square Park — and the futuristic parking garage beneath it — until the end of the month to close a long-awaited deal on the project, before it starts again from scratch? Maybe the one about the latest concerns over the placement of a controversial statue inside the bucolic Green-Wood Cemetery? The Paper has ‘em all, folks — and originally reported each at that. So keep reading, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Parenting: The family of an 11-year-old Brooklyn boy known internationally as one of the city’s most talked about drag queens continues to receive death threats, as well as investigatory visits from city social workers, weeks after writers for conservative and pro-life websites ignited a firestorm over his recent performance at a Williamsburg bar. Comments (50)
Mean Streets: Scaffolding outside a Downtown building came crashing down on Tuesday, after a man smashed his sport-utility vehicle into the temporary wooden-and-metal structure on Cadman Plaza West, according to a Fire Department spokesman. Comments (7)
Theater: This musical takes the crown for oddest premise! Comments (4)

Driver fatally collides with empty car in Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach: A man died on Monday after smashing his van into another vacant vehicle parked on a Brighton Beach street, cops said. Comment

Pickup-truck driver fatally hits man in Williamsburg

Mean Streets: A man died after a driver hit him while he crossed a Williamsburg street, police said. Comments (9)

Marine Park-bred illustrator who cut his teeth at Brooklyn Paper dead at 65

Bay Ridge: A legendary Brooklyn-born comic artist — who got his start doodling strips for the Brooklyn Paper — died on Saturday at 65-years-old, following a two-year battle with brain cancer. Comments (1)

Silence on statue sparks concern: Locals worry cemetery may go rogue after refusing meeting about controversial monument

Greenwood Heights: Green-Wood Cemetery leaders may be backing out of their promise to consult the community before installing a statue of a polarizing doctor in the burial ground, according to critics of the sculpture, who said a graveyard bigwig recently shot down their request for a sitdown about the fate of the monument to gynecologist J. Marion Sims. Comments (7)

City votes down developer’s request to upzone Surf Ave. block

Bay Ridge: The city rejected a developer’s controversial request to upzone a block of Surf Avenue in Coney Island, citing this newspaper’s reporting that the builder would consider going against city code by revising the application to only upzone its own properties on the stretch. Comment

Goodbye to Bravest: Boro lays firefighter who fatally fell from Mill Basin Bridge to rest

Bay Ridge: It was a Kings send-off. Comment
Our pals at our sister site Brownstoner did a deep dive into the history and creation of the beloved Promenade, and the three-tiered engineering marvel beneath it — whose looming repairs may spell the end of the beloved walkway as locals know it. Click to give it a read! Read more…

Condos in new Brooklyn Heights library building on sale, starting at north of $1M

Changing Brooklyn: Buyers will need to drop stacks of cash to live above these stacks. Comments (6)

Drunk driver from Marine Park prison-bound for leaving friend to die in fiery crash

Mean Streets: A drunk driver will spend at least four years in state prison after leaving his friend to die in a fiery, Greenwood Heights crash in 2017. Comments (2)
Sheepshead Bay Councilman Chaim Deutsch has long used his voice — and his Council votes — to oppose gay rights, according to a new report by our sister publication Gay City News. Click to give it a read. Read more…

It’s a shore thing! City ferry service will add stop in Coney Island, mayor announces

Bay Ridge: Coney Island will receive a long sought after stop on the city’s ferry service as part of a new South Brooklyn express route to Manhattan, Mayor DeBlasio announced. Comments (11)
Prospect Heights: Contractors this week kicked off a two-year-plus project to install elevators and make other handicap-accessible improvements to Prospect Heights’s Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum subway station. Comments (10)

Crooks steal more than $300K in Apple products from Gravesend retailer

Gravesend: Call them rotten apples. Comment

Gravesend man will spend decades behind bars for fatal shooting at anti-gun-violence event

Gravesend: A Gravesend man may spend the rest of his days behind bars for brutally shooting another man to death during an anti-gun-violence event in a neighborhood park, Brooklyn’s top prosecutor said. Comment

On Gay City News: Accused killer of gay Bushwick man can’t fire lawyers

A Supreme Court judge on Wednesday refused a request for new attorneys made by a defendant whom prosecutors allege brutally killed a gay black man from Bushwick back in 2005. Click to read more about the latest development in the case in a report from our sister publication Gay City News. Read more…

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