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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Truck slams into traffic-death memorial — as it goes up

Mean Streets: The back end of a tractor-trailer smashed into a wall in Williamsburg where a group of activists were installing a memorial to New Yorkers killed in traffic accidents. Comments (9).

School’s wall crumbles on Dyker students

Dyker Heights: Class ended early for students at IS 201 when a wall collapsed into a packed fourth-floor classroom on April 20. Comments (2).

Toxic avenger! Activist to swim Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: A clean-water activist plans to take the ultimate plunge on Earth Day, swimming 1.8 miles through Brooklyn’s nautical purgatory — the Gowanus Canal. Comments (10).

Heat-seekers will compete to down world’s hottest peppers

Event: They’re pepper pigs! Comment.

Fishing families bash trash in Prospect Park

Park Slope: Families flocked to the Audubon Center at Prospect Park on April 19 for a day of fishing, bird-watching, music, and trash clean-up in an early celebration of Earth Day. The fish may not have been biting plentifully for one man’s brood, but that did not stop the fun, he said. Comment.

Gospel show! Actor to perform book of Mark in C’Gardens church

Theater: He is a Jesus Christ superstar! Comments (1).

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hole lotta art! Museum exhibit celebrates Arnold Lehman’s legacy

Art: Art lovers flocked to the Brooklyn Museum on April 15 to toast the museum’s departing president, Arnold Lehman, Comments (6).

Beer, bowling building buyable for big bullion

Williamsburg: The massive warehouse in Williamsburg that houses the borough’s eponymous bowling alley and brewery is for sale for $50 million, putting both businesses’ long-term futures in Brooklyn in jeopardy. Comments (4).

Illuminati to hold recruitment dance party in Williamsburg

Nightlife: The exlusive secret society needs new blood. Comments (2).

Cat-astrophe! Locals say MTA trying to kill feral cat colony

Fuzzy Brooklyn: The transit authority is conspiring to starve a colony of feral cats living in a Bensonhurst subway station, according to locals trying to save them. Our pals at have all the details — and photos! Comments (1).

Teen falsely accused of bashing cops fights back in court

Sunset Park: A Sunset Park teen who was beaten by police and then falsely accused of being the aggressor is suing the city and several police officers. Comments (2).

War and pieces: Art show explores life in conflict zones

Art: It is the art of war. Comment.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Introducing ‘Rhymes with Crazy,’ the new column from Lenore Skenazy

Rhymes with Crazy: The search is over! Carmine’s out, and Lenore’s in! Comments (8).

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Injured protester says officer bruised her ribs with ‘power shove’

Prospect Heights: Talk about push coming to shove. Comments (17).

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment.