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Friday, July 3, 2015

Fired up! Brooklyn’s best spots for July 4 rocket gawking

Event: It’s news you can fuse! Comment.

Rye oh rye?! Cobble Hill whiskey joint Char No. 4 is closing

Go There Now While You Still Can: The popular Smith Street meatery will mix its last Manhattan on July 12. Comments (2).

If these walls could hawk! Big biz offering megabucks to advertise on Bushwick murals

Changing Brooklyn: Corporate America is destroying Bushwick’s famed street murals by offering neighborhood building owners big bucks to cover up artists’ masterpieces with pictures of Coors cans and Sprite bottles, say local artists. Comments (9).

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Brooklyn this week offers fantasy sports, food in the sun, and the greatest competition in the world! Comment.

Inside the Nets draft-day moves

Nets: We’ve thought about this for a week, and now, without further ado, we present our analysis of the Nets moves! Comment.

Reyes rises to occasion against Renegades

The Ride: Alfredo brings the sauce in the seventh! Comment.

Head games: Gamboa’s focus is on baseball, not manners

Diamond Dave’s Cyclones Report: It’s safe to say you shouldn’t put a mike on the Cyclones skipper during a game because you never know what will come out of his mouth. Comment.

Cops seek suspected gunman in cab-driver slaying

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Cops are on the hunt for a man who they believe fatally shot a cabbie in cold blood on a Bedford-Stuyvesant street on Monday morning. Comment.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Dozens congregate in Fort Greene Park to celebrate, burn Old Glory

Fort Greene: The event descended into a maelstrom of flag-waving and shouting while a handful of activists quietly burned the banner in a nearby barbecue pit. Comments (12).

Costume catastrophe! Times Square plague afflicts our beloved Boardwalk

The invasion long dreaded by denizens of the People’s Playground has finally come to pass, as costumed characters driven out of Times Square by a police crackdown have descended onto the Coney Island Boardwalk. Comments (1).

Butts out! Transmitter Park seating shrinks, leaving less room for rumps

Meadows of Shame: The parks department has replaced nine out of 10 of the park’s original roomy four-seater benches with scrawny plastic and wood numbers that can only comfortably hold two average-sized adult butts. Comments (6).

Badamo is bad meaning good as Cyclones cruise

The Ride: He pitche to the minimum, Jerry, the minimum! Comment.

Industrial-strength drinks: Industry City gets a vodka tasting room

Nightlife: If you build it, they will come. Comments (1).

The many loves of Stephanie Thompson, or ‘How do I teach my kids about chemistry?’

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie cotemplates the coming hormonal storm that will produce love in her boys. Comment.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A tale of two libraries

Lost in space: Library privatizes part of Williamsburg branch

Williamsburg: The Williamsburg library is open — for business. Comments (15).

Checking out: Developer may fold Red Hook library privatization plans

Red Hook: Books aren’t the only thing being shelved at the Red Hook library. Comments (2).

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Cyclones fall in Auburn

The Ride: Tarnation! Comment.

Hands-on experience: Park sculpture says ‘Please Touch the Art’

Fleece of mind: Lawman says Brooklyn ‘psychic’ scamed Iowans

Crime: He should have seen this coming. Comments (1).

Here they are — your Pier 6 tower plans

Changing Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge Park honchos on Wednesday unveiled designs for the two luxury apartment towers they plan to erect at Pier 6. Comments (18).

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

‘Idol’ threat: TV talent show says Ridge competition stole its tune

Bay Ridge: In a desperate attempt to reverse plummeting ratings, “American Idol,” a network television talent show, is seizing on the coattails of one of Bay Ridge’s most popular institutions — Brooklyn Senior Idol. Comments (2).

Diamonds and rust! Cyclones beat Joan Baez and Doubledays

The Ride: A hard rain fell on the Doubledays, as the Cyclones pounded out 11 hits. Comment.

Rafter life! City Tech appeases ancient spirits with beam-raising ceremony

Downtown: Call it a team building exorcise. Comments (2).

New nest for the Nets

Sunset Park: Brooklyn’s home team previews its unfinished Sunset Park practice facility. Comments (3).

Singers with chops: Piper Theatre serves up bloody ‘Sweeney Todd’

Theater: Call him the demon barber of Third Street. Comment.

Afro-centric! Photo show celebrates natural hair

Art: This show has locks to love. Comments (3).