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Monday, April 20, 2015

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 (3).

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 (1).

Illuminati to hold recruitment dance party in Williamsburg

Nightlife: The exlusive secret society needs new blood. Comments (1).

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 BrooklynDaily.com 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. Comment.

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).

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).

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What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Grill baby grill! Prospect Park opening new east-side grilling area

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Prospect-Lefferts Gardeners now have a license to grill! Comments (14).

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Toss banjos at the Brooklyn Folk Fest, learn about brain wiring from a ‘Star Trek’ writer, and other great things to do in the borough of Kings, April 17–23. Comment.

Fright fight! Stephen King vs. R.L. Stine

Books: Both men have written books about evil clowns. Both men are coming to Brooklyn. Comments (1).

Salvation Army lot sells for $36 million

Williamsburg: A Manhattan developer has purchased the former Salvation Army lot at the corner of Bedford Avenue and N. Seventh Street for a whopping $36 million. Comments (4).

Universoul Circus dazzles audiences at Aviatior

Photo Galleries: What a show! Comments (1).

UPDATED: Alleged slumlords face 15 years behind bars

Cops arrested landlords Joel and Amrom Israel this morning, and the pair now face up to 15 years in prison for allegedly destroying rent-stabilized apartments to force tenants out. Comments (23).

Rock is back in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com know all the hardest rocking shows in the Ridge this weekend! Comment.