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Friday, April 24, 2015

All clear! Test proves Gowanus was OK for a swim

Cleaning Our Waterways: Turns out the most polluted waterway in America would have been deemed fine to swim in by the city had it tested the fetid waters that day! Comments (1).

Residents, pol, riled over report Manhattan’s sex offenders moved to Greenpoint

Brooklyn Is Angry: Greenpoint residents are up in arms over reports that the city moved more than a dozen sex offenders into the men’s homeless shelter on Clay Street. Comments (14).

L yes! MTA increasing service on L, M, 2 lines

Transit: It is also making transfers between the G at Broadway and J or M trains at Lorimer free while the L train is closed overnight and on weekends. Comment.

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Meet Johnny Rotten, go to a “Pretty in Pink” prom, browse the Brooklyn Zine Festival, and other great things to do in Brooklyn, April 24–28. Comment.

Last-ditch LICH! Activists hold rally to stave off impending sale

Hospitals in Crisis: They are still alive and kicking — even if their hospital is not. Comments (1).

Bartoonist has a wine time in Cobble Hill

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits new Court Street wine bar June. Comment.

Don your fancy pants in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is getting classy this weekend, and our pals at have all the high-brow details. Comment.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

No reservations: Mayor omits promised Williamsburg park from environmental agenda

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Mayor DeBlasio shafted Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents on green space for Earth Day, park activists say. Comments (7).

Recap: The Great Gowanus Canal Swim of 2015 — with slideshow!

Cleaning Our Waterways: No one covered yesterday’s Earth Day swim of the Gowanus Canal like The Brooklyn Paper, and no one will give you a recap like this one. Enjoy! Comments (7).

Donovan ducks Bay Ridge debate

Bay Ridge: The only mark they’ll put next to his name is “absent.” Comments (13).

Sorrentino renaissance

Writers celebrate the lost Bard of Bay Ridge

Books: They’re turning over a new page on an old master. Comments (2).

Gil-ded pages: Sorrentino’s Ridge-centric literature

Books: Familiarize yourself with Gilbert Sorrentino’s many meditations on Bay Ridge. Comment.

Jane’s Addiction to play shocking show at Brooklyn Bowl

Waiting in the Wings: Shocker! Comments (2).

Classical musicians and boxers to perform in harmony

Music: Get ready for another round of “Strike!,” where classical musicians belt out Bach while boxers just belt each other. Comments (1).

Steph learns to relax while traveling abroad

Fearless Parenting: “I loved being in Guatemala. I loved the slower pace. I loved seeing the ladies wash their bright clothes in communal areas where they scrubbed them by hand and then packed them up in fabric bundles to hang out to dry, no machine necessary,” says our Park Slope mom. Comments (1).

Dive in to The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Look, if he could do it, you could do it. Dive on in to The Brooklyn Paper. You don’t even have to wear a wetsuit. Or a drysuit. You don’t have to worry about getting sick. You don’t have to fear a rainstorm will come and flood you with, well, you get the picture. So enjoy this latest edition of The Brooklyn Paper glove-free, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.