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Readers: Mayor’s trolley project will crash, burn

Speak Out: Our readers shared their thoughts on the news that the city tapped an environmental engineer to study Hizzoner’s beloved streetcar scheme, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (8)

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Feb. 23. Comment

The Newsstand

Digital editions: This week, the Paper bid farewell to not one, but two of its long-time reporters — Julianne Cuba, a one-woman powerhouse who simultaneously covered Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, and Gowanus, and Alexandra Simon, who covered the borough’s Caribbean community for your beloved newspaper and its sister publication Caribbean Life. Two more intrepid, hardworking journalists there are not. The Paper thanks them for their service, and wishes them well in their next adventures. Keep writin’ ladies, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
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…
Dining: New York City Beer Week will feature dozens of events in all five boroughs, but the best events are happening here in Brooklyn! Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got political pictures, cute kittens, a Spooky soundtrack, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Endangering the funding of our future

Op-Ed: Neighborhood Advisory Boards, 12-member panels that help funnel federal funding to projects in disadvantaged areas, face extinction if a new generation of Brooklynites do not volunteer to staff them, writes the borough president. Comments (3)

Judges share expert advice on appellate process with up-and-coming lawyers

Standing O: The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association hosted a panel of justices who gave law students a glimpse into the appellate process. Comment
Photo Galleries: Local luminaries and legal eagles gathered this month to honor the legacy of the late Kings County jurist Justice William Thompson, by presenting another accomplished judge with an award in his name. Comment
Downtown: Talk about a coming attraction! Comments (1)
Nightlife: This horn player is blowing up! Comments (1)

Welcome Mat: Players make fairy tale musical more inclusive

Theater: This is a “Mattress” that stays woke. Comments (1)

Learning to act natural in nature

Fearless Living: A trip to the wilds of Jamaica puts our columnist face to face with one of her biggest fears. Comments (1)
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High-rise on Jersey City waterfront features outdoor pool with city views

Amenities galore, stunning views, and ample space await prospective renters at Monaco in Jersey City. Read more…
Coney Island: Leaders of a housing-advocacy group at two meetings this week will again walk locals through the process of applying for so-called affordable housing units inside a new development going up in the People’s Playground. Comment

Culture shock: Library, arts spaces in Ft. Greene tower delayed indefinitely due to dragging deal

Fort Greene: Work on long-promised new cultural spaces inside a Fort Greene tower near the Brooklyn Academy of Music is delayed indefinitely, until the city can hash out a deal with the building’s developer to acquire the sites and break ground, according to a rep for the agency overseeing the project. Comments (12)
Art: It’s the original bridge to nowhere! Comment
Flatlands: A young man survived after a shooter pumped a bullet into his head outside a Flatlands diner, police said. Comments (9)
Downtown: This building gets a passing grade! Comments (4)
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On BPR: Bklyn advocate candidates stump for seat

Podcast: Two Brooklynites running in the 17-person race to fill the city’s vacant public advocate seat campaigned for their candidacy on Brooklyn Paper Radio this week, ahead of the Feb. 26 election to fill the office. Comments (1)

Turncoat Dem’s days in party may be numbered

Party Line: He’s on thin ice! Comments (21)
Downtown: It’s an appealing opportunity! Comments (8)
Bushwick: Authorities are investigating after some bigot hurled an object through the window of a Bushwick synagogue, just as families gathered inside to break bread during the Sabbath, according to police and local religious leaders. Comments (1)

Ridge state pol pushing bill to ban supervised injection sites

Bay Ridge: Mayor DeBlasio’s plan to open a local facility where drug users can inject heroin under the supervision of trained-overdose technicians could collapse, if state legislators approve a new bill introduced by a Bay Ridge state pol. Comments (18)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law last week, ending a decades-long quest for survivors and advocates in the state who have long sought the bill’s passage, according to a new report by our sister publication QNS. Click to give it a read. Read more…

Fourth Avenue free-for-all

Mean Streets: The city endangered cyclists by painting bike lanes on Fourth Avenue that abruptly end at construction sites where traffic is reduced to one lane, forcing bike riders to choose between their wheels and their lives, according to one outraged bicyclist. Comments (53)
Mean Streets: The city refuses to station traffic-safety agents near ongoing construction projects on Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park, putting hundreds of area students’ lives at risk as they walk to school each day, according to a local civic leader. Comments (21)

Second Half: Popular brewer to give Brooklyn double hops

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: These brewers are ready for their next round! Comment
Mean Streets: Sunset Park civic gurus blessed Industry City honchos’ scheme to install more giant planters outside the sprawling commercial hub, in an effort to stop big rigs from illegally parking on streets surrounding it. Comments (11)
Coney Island: The Brooklyn Public Library’s Coney Island branch will close for four months this spring and summer to undergo more than $1-million worth of renovations, reading-room leaders announced this week. Comment
Event: These students are not Lion down on the job! Comment

Meadow reimagined: Locals propose new amenities for Cobble Hill park set for facelift as part of LICH redevelopment

Changing Brooklyn: A tiny Cobble Hill park that a developer will refurbish as part of its scheme to build a seven-building complex in the neighborhood must include amenities that make it more inviting to the community, according to locals who attended a recent meeting about the redesign. Comment

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