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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Kitty pity! Councilman rescues shot, pregnant cat from BQE

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Imagine this: You are a cat, you are pregnant, you have been shot, and you are walking along the BQE. Would you bite Steve Levin when he tries to rescue you? Comment.

Special feature

Photo Galleries: Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky dropped by his old middle school, Mark Twain IS 239 in Coney Island, to be inducted into the school’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Comment.

Axe women! Female guitarists to shred at the Knitting Factory

Music: Move over guitar heroes — it is time for some guitar heroines. Comment.

No filter: Red Hook Houses kids snap photos for new book

Books: Take a look inside. Comment.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Idle worship! Mayor’s cars running while he jogs at Slope Y

Park Slope: He is burning calories — and fossil fuels! Comments (8).

Looking at the best

The Greatest Story Ever: It’s official: The Brooklyn Paper is the best of the better. Comment.

Terror at 85 feet

Photo Galleries: When Luna Park’s Cyclone roller coaster stalled near the top of its first hill during the second ride of the season on March 29, trapping a dozen riders 85 feet above Coney Island, nobody at the amusement park bothered to contact the police or fire department. Comments (3).

Construction to begin on long-awaited Pulaski Bridge bike lane

Mean Streets: It will protect and serve — bicyclists traveling from Queens to Greenpoint. Comments (3).

Musical beer-ter! Thespians staging ‘Urinetown’ in a bar

Theater: And you can take part! Comments (1).

Sketch artist: Brooklyn Museum to exhibit Basquiat’s notebooks

Art: Eight of the late Park Slope-born artist’s notebooks will be on display to the public for the first time ever. Comment.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Oh baby! Red Hook tenants say building unsafe for their new kids

Red Hook: A Red Hook landlord who leased cheap apartments in a less-then perfect building is putting the lives of toddlers in danger as he jacks up rents and disregards necessary repairs, claim some long-time tenants who have procreated since moving in — and now expect a better living environment. Comments (17).

Rock ’n’ roll junior high school!

Awesome: Middle school kids in Williamsburg are teaching each other how to play guitar. Comment.

Gutterball! Owner of former Maple Lanes backspins on promised parking

Bay Ridge: Developers bowled over Maple Lanes in Bensonhurst last week to make way for an apartment complex, but they are mum on details about the project — including why they suddenly changed designs and why they aren’t providing any parking for the 128-unit development. Comments (11).

Friends with benefits: W’burg duo White Hills attracts famous fans

Music: Fame is fleeting, but an experimental rock album is forever. Comment.

Spin again! P’Park carousel takes second turn at opening day

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: The circling steeds failed to draw people out into the cold spring air on Friday, but when the sun came out two days later, so too did parents and tots. Comment.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

It’s over! Carmine’s column canceled, replacement sought

Sunday Screech: Oh, man, wait until Carmine reads about this! Comments (14).