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Art: The Bric Bienniel also features five satellite exhibits across the borough! Comment

Coney Islanders mixed on Trader Joe’s for nabe

Speak Out: Our readers weighed in on a controversial petition to bring an outpost of inexpensive grocer Trader Joe’s to Coney Island, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (3)

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Jan. 26. Comment

BrooklynPaper.com is now incorporating BrooklynDaily.com!

Awesome: Brookynites now have one go-to website to get their daily dose of hyper-local news, with BrooklynPaper.com officially incorporating its sister website, BrooklynDaily.com. Comments (4)
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…
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got the Best of Brooklyn beer bash, a chance to chow down on chili, an illustrated guide to introverts, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Standing O: Legal eagles led a matrimonial-mediation course to facilitate more peaceful divorce proceedings for Brooklynites. Comment
Bay Ridge: Jesse was 18-years-old when he first overdosed on heroin at a friend’s apartment. Comment

Canarsie civic gurus elect local community board’s first black, Caribbean-American chairman

Canarsie: A local community board headed for decades by white men is now helmed by a black Caribbean-American, who assumed his role as the panel’s chairman this month after its members elected him to the unpaid position in December. Comment
Dance: One of these dancers will get a leg up! Comment

On Gay City News: Jumaane Williams misled LGBTQ club about anti-gay donations

Politics: Brooklyn Councilmember Jumaane Williams is touting his credentials within the LGBTQ community as he vies for the citywide position of public advocate, but his answers on questionnaires about his past political giving are in direct conflict with his donations, according to a new report by our sister publication Gay City News. Click to read the full story. Read more…
Digital editions: It is hard to keep up with what is open and shut these days in Brooklyn. Gov. Cuomo is moving full speed ahead with his new plan to repair the L train that won’t require its partial closure, even as city transit leaders and members on the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board question the efficacy and safety of the new scheme. Meanwhile, President Trump refuses to budge on funding for his beloved border wall, forcing parts of the federal government to remain closed for a record 34 days, and leaving employees of those agencies — many of whom live in Brooklyn — without work and pay. Thankfully, the Paper is not shut down, which means it can continue to doggedly cover both shutdown beats. So, whether you’re here for the good news or bad, keep reading, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Jamming with prison musicians taught me to trust myself — and others

Fearless Living: Our columnist discovers the freedom that can be found from throwing oneself into music during an at-home jam session with local musicians that play with inmates at area prisons. Comments (6)

Man faces 25 years in prison for allegedly assaulting, robbing Coney senior on Christmas Day

Bay Ridge: An East New York man could spend up to 25 years in prison if convicted of a slew of charges prosecutors slapped him with for allegedly assaulting and robbing an elderly woman in her Coney Island apartment on Christmas Day. Comments (3)
Sunset Park: Hundreds of buildings within four distinct swathes of Sunset Park could be forever spared from the wrecking ball if the city green-lights a recently proposed scheme to designate a quartet of new historic districts in the neighborhood. Comments (5)

Kings salutes King: Local luminaries remember civil-rights leader at annual Fort Greene ceremony

Fort Greene: They’re keeping his dream alive. Comments (1)
Prospect Heights: Dozens of federal employees still out of work and pay due to the longest government shutdown in American history swung by the Barclays Center on Tuesday to pick up free food and toiletries doled out by a city do-good group. Comments (46)

Cops: Masked villain robs man at gunpoint in Sheepshead Bay

Bay Ridge: Police are hunting for the masked malcontent who robbed a man at gunpoint in Sheepshead Bay — and got caught in the act on camera. Comments (5)
Park Slope: Thousands of local music lovers tore up not one, not two, but five dance floors at Park Slope’s gilded Grand Prospect Hall on Saturday, during the latest installment of an annual festival featuring folk sounds from the Balkans. Comments (2)

Growing Gowanus: City sets Feb. meeting to discuss latest rezoning plans for nabe

Gowanus: The city will host a public meeting on Feb. 6 to update Gowanusaurs on the latest rezoning plans for their neighborhood, more than six months after officials first released an upzoning scheme that calls for packing more residents into bigger building on some of Gowanus’s busiest streets. Comments (9)
Class Action: Administrators at an elite Dyker Heights private school must show public support for its students of color and condemn racism on campus, a group of pupils demanded after an explosive video surfaced showing some of the academy’s white students imitating monkeys while in blackface. Comments (3)

Man arrested for attempting to rape, robbing woman aboard 4 train

Crown Heights: Cops cuffed a man for molesting, robbing, and attempting to rape a woman after she boarded a 4 train in Crown Heights. Comments (9)
Changing Brooklyn: The developers building two luxury towers on a vacant Jay Street lot they bought years ago from the Jehovah’s Witnesses revealed new renderings and a website for the high-rises, whose one-to-four-bedroom condos are expected to hit the market later this year, according to a rep. Comments (7)

Steel of approval: City okays plan to put steel-iron fence outside Cobble Hill tower on old LICH site

Changing Brooklyn: City preservationists green-lit a developer’s proposal to build a fence separating the swanky tower it is building on part of Cobble Hill’s old Long Island College Hospital campus from passersby on Amity Street. Comments (3)
Parenting: A new free website makes it easy for borough parents to connect for play dates and find other willing moms and dads to watch their kids, according to its Brooklyn-based creators, who sought the help of dozens of experts to put their platform together. Comments (1)
Williamsburg: State transportation leaders officially cancelled the L-train closure, stating Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members do not have to approve the new subway-repair plan Gov. Cuomo abruptly revealed on Jan. 3, despite his previous claims the panel would need to sign off on the scheme. Comments (3)
Bensonhurst: The city must refund the thousands of dollars it collected from small business owners it fined for their stores’ signs, according to a Bensonhurst state pol, who blasted officials for refusing to guarantee reimbursements in a recently passed bill that prevents such violations from being issued. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: Bigwigs at South Pacific-themed grocer Trader Joe’s must open a third Kings County location in Coney Island, according to thousands of locals who signed a petition claiming a local outpost would help make the neighborhood “Brooklyn’s next hipster enclave.” Comments (19)
Gowanus: High-school graduates enrolled in a local do-good group’s technical-education program geared to land them construction jobs cannot begin their classes until President Trump decides to reopen the government and end its longest shutdown in American history. Comments (51)
Mean Streets: A bicycle vault coming to the streets outside Atlantic Terminal Mall this spring will provide a new, hip way for cycling commuters to stash their pedal-powered rides, according to its creator. Comments (15)

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