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Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Upward dog: Yoga Pole Studio gets students above comfort zone

Fitness: In a neighborhood full of yoga, one studio climbs high above the rest. Comment.

Cyclones ’90s night was, like, totally awesome

Photo Galleries: A ’90s throwback theme night at MCU Park featured a live version of the decade’s popular “Double Dare” show, quintessentially ’90s prizes, and Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell. Comments (1).

Bohemian face-off as activists crash Gowanus art party

Gowanus: Protesters soured the taste of food-truck fare at a shindig held to show off the new art adorning the fences surrounding the Lightstone Group construction site, which they say is like putting lipstick on a pig. Comments (7).

Tix fix back on track after bus-lane blitz

The infamous B44 ticket blitz is a big step closer to getting fixed. Comments (7).

Lowlife steals lady’s walker Downtown

Downtown: No respect. None. Comment.

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: The West Indian Day Parade, a karaoke birthday party for Michael Jackson, a live reading by BuzzFeed writers, and more things to do and see in Brooklyn, Aug. 29–Sept. 4. Comment.

Yankess, Cyclones seasons mirror each other

Brooke Lynn at Bat: Yep, we’ve done it. We’re comparing the Cyclones to the Yankees. Comment.

Bartoonist offers the ugly truth

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits Uglyduckling in Cobble Hill, and finds its beer menu wanting in more ways than one. Comment.

Finger-pointing follows pistol-pointing, shooting Downtown

Downtown: It’s he-said, he-said in a Downtown shooting that each suspect says kicked off on Wednesday when the other tried to rob him. Comment.

Sicko wanted for gropings in Greenwood

Greenwood Heights: There is a groper on the loose in Greenwood Heights and he’s targeting women outside the Prospect Avenue R station, cops said. Comment.

Kids get their sea-legs in handmade boats

Brooklyn Heights: Youngsters took to the water at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday, sailing boats made by a group of hardworking Red Hook kids. Comment.

Cyclones errors at all-time high

The Ride: The Cyclones lost but remained hanging onto their wildcard playoff slot by a thread as they tied the franchise-high of six errors in a game and created a new record in the process, 111 errors in a single season, on Thursday night. Comment.

Body in the basin

Fort Greene: A corpse surfaced in the East River off the Navy Yard on Thursday morning, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Back-to-court season: Nurses fight for spot in LICH vestige

Hospitals in Crisis: Former staffers of shuttered Long Island College Hospital have taken the state back to court — and temporarily halted the sale of the valuable medical campus — saying they aren’t getting promised jobs in a remaining freestanding emergency department. Comments (4).

End of the line looms for free G transfer

Free the G: Pols and activists rallied to preserve the above-ground transfer from the Broadway G station to the Lorimer J and M station, which is set to disappear next week. Comments (4).

Turning over a new Leif

Bay Ridge: The beloved Leif Bar has returned to Bay Ridge. Comments (1).

Roots’ rapper pal promises his musical variety show will change your life

Music: “Old New York Live” will be a throwback to the days when artists and audiences from all walks of life rubbed shoulders, according to creator Dice Raw. Comment.

Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to screaming

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures there’s got to be a better way to transition from play time to school time. Comment.

Break-in news

Greenpoint: Police are looking for men in connection with two burglaries in Greenpoint last month. Comment.

Cyclones top listless Yanks, hold playoff spot

The Ride: Sometimes, ya gotta take one for the team! Comment.

It’s Brooklyn Paper time!

Page 1: If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the Paper — The Brooklyn Paper — it reads too good to hurry through. But when it’s time to relax The Paper stands clear, so if you’ve got the time, we’ve got the Paper. The Brooklyn Paper. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Fighting test stress with the lotus position

It’s the downward-facing middle-school student! Comment.

Permanent relocation: G’point record store sets sights on G’wood Heights

Music: It’s a record turnaround. Comments (9).

Immersion bender

Chekhov’s shun! Clinton Hill play has ‘poor door’ for cheap-ticket holders

Theater: At this immersive production of “Three Sisters,” those who pay 99¢ will have a very different experience from those who pay . Comments (7).

Three-day-long performance combines Emily Dickinson with disco music

Theater: Nothing says “19th-century poetry” like disco dancing and outer space. Comments (3).

Sun systems: D’town company pitches solar-powered internet

Circuit Lord: A proposed post-Hurricane Sandy tech project combines an autonomous communication network with a solar power supply. Comments (1).

Cyclones beat up Yankees

The Ride: The Evil Empire of the New York-Penn League lost this epic battle. Comment.

Full house! Crown Heights art installation is inspired by hoarders

Art: This performance will have it all — literally. Comment.

Race heats up for soon-to-be-empty B’klyn Heights Assembly seat

Brooklyn Heights: Two Assembly hopefuls vying for a long-held Brooklyn Heights seat ganged up on their shared opponent at their first debate on Monday, claiming he’s abusing campaign finance loopholes. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

NYPD: Trio wanted in gun ambush

Fort Greene: Police are looking for three men in connection with an Aug. 15 shooting in Fort Greene. Comments (9).

Heroics at Coney soapbox derby race

Photo Galleries: The annual soapbox derby race in Coney Island’s Kaiser Park on Aug. 23 nearly turned tragic, but for the quick-thinking heroics of one of the event’s volunteers. Comment.

They’re all gonna die! Comedians to reproduce ‘Jaws’ from memory

Theater: Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Williamsburg. Comment.

Weekend power outage at Coney Island aquarium remains unexplained

Maybe they had a glitch in the electric eels. Comment.

Make a racket! Where to watch the U.S. Open in Brooklyn

Event: Have a smashing time at one of these ace screenings. Comments (2).

Tenth-inning homer wins it for Yanks

The Ride: The Cyclones lose! The Cyclones lose! The Cyclones have lost the game! Comment.

Pint-sized dancers compete to represent Nets

Downtown: Kids from all over the city flooded Long Island University in hopes of dancing their way into the coolest after-school gig in the borough. Comment.