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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Press release of the week: All-male nude burlesque!

Nightlife: Who let the boys out? Shocks and C-----: All-nude all-dude revue! They said it couldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. So we’re doing it! Comment.

Sweet relief! Popsicle shop pops up in Red Hook, Sandy be damned

Dining: A beloved Red Hook snack factory that bounced back from Hurricane Sandy has opened a frozen treat shop just in time for summer. Comments (2).

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009

This issue is jam-packed!

Page 1: There’s a saying in our family: “Don’t want to wait for The Brooklyn Paper’s amazing print edition — well, then click on the link above and read it right now.” OK, so maybe we’re paraphraising, but you get the idea: Our full print edition — with coverage of Saturday’s hate rallies, the new owner of the Nets, and all our other great news, arts and features — can be downloaded in seconds just by clicking the link above. It’s amazing. Try it today! Comment.

Hate-mongering Kansans begin their assault

Fort Greene: A Kansas-based anti-gay Baptist church began its promised three-day assault on Brooklyn with a brief rally this afternoon at a Fort Greene high school, two days before they vow to picket at three Jewish synagogues in Brownstone Brooklyn over those institutions’ apparent godlessness. Comments (24).

Our guide to where to eat late at night!

Dining: We’re a part of the city that never sleeps — so it’s only fitting that sometimes we get hungry in the middle of the night. Comment.

Now the feds want to make Newtown Creek a Superfund site!

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The Environmental Protection Agency revealed on Wednesday that it is considering classifying North Brooklyn’s fetid Newtown Creek as a Superfund site — a designation that would clear the way for a federal clean-up of the filthy waterway. Comments (6).

And from the mailbag...

Letters: Our letters column opens with a response from a Republican candidate, and includes letters about politics, Atlantic Yards, bag searches at a Brooklyn moviehouse and more! Comment.

From invisible dogs to great art on Bergen Street

Art: A shuttered novelty toy factory is about to become Boerum Hill’s newest arts destination. Comments (3).

The ‘angels’ are coming to Green-wood Cemetery

Music: The Green-Wood Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 560,000 Brooklynites, but it only takes 30 dancers and a troupe of accordion players to make it come to life. Comment.

Bushwick building is one big art gallery until tenants move in

Art: Talk about an art studio! Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

Anti-gay Kansans to picket at three shuls and Brooklyn Tech!

Park Slope: Three Brownstone Brooklyn shuls and Brooklyn Tech in Fort Greene are now the target of the notoriously homophobic, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church. Comments (61).

Riverkeeper to sue dirty rotten scoundrels along the canal

Cleaning Our Waterways: The environmental watchdog group Riverkeeper has taken action against three companies along the Gowanus Canal for illegally dumping garbage into the already fetid corpse of water. Comments (5).

Rail buff says that John Wilkes Booth’s diary is under Atlantic Avenue!

Boerum Hill: And trolley legend Bob Diamond is going digging for it early next year. Comments (9).

‘State’ of disunion! Residents clash over school expansion plan

Boerum Hill: Neighbor is turning against neighbor on State Street over a private school’s plan for a new facility that some say will bring congestion to the residential enclave between Hoyt and Bond streets. Comments (8).

Chuck E.’s in love — with Muslims!

Dining: Believe it or not, hundreds of Muslim-Americans flocked to the Chuck E. Cheese “restaurant” inside the Atlantic Terminal Mall to mark the end of the Ramadan fast. And, apparently, this is a major local tradition. Comments (9).

More of the Kent Avenue to roll out this weekend

Mean Streets: Phase II of the transformation of Kent Avenue from a two-way truck route into a one-way northbound street with one of the city’s best bike lanes will begin this weekend, following the much-hailed conversion of the southern portion of the thoroughfare. With video … Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009

Kara-okay! Ridge board backs controversial karaoke club

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s community board changed its tune on Monday, voting to support a 64th Street karaoke bar that the very same panel had opposed six months ago amidst fears that it would harbor prostitutes. Comment.

Bean there: Cafe Grumpy is roasting its own coffee now

Dining: The best coffee in Brooklyn just got even better. Comment.

Pechefsky is one candidate with balls (croquet balls, that is)

Election: Green Party longshot challenges his rivals to a game of lawn polo this Saturday. Comments (2).

Almost no crime last week in the Slope!

Park Slope: It was downright difficult to write a police blotter this week — but don’t worry, we’ve got the crime news you love from Park Slope’s neighborhood’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

The ‘Last Supper’ festival is art with some meat on its bones

Art: Finally, an art show that will cause a gut reaction. Comment.

Press release of the week: All-male nude burlesque!

Nightlife: Who let the boys out? Shocks and C—ks: All-nude all-dude revue! They said it couldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. So we’re doing it! Comment.

Monday, Sept. 21, 2009

Dutch prime minister to Breukelen: Drop dead

Podcast: In an exclusive interview with the Breukelen-obsessed Brooklyn Paper, Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende refuses to stop the merger of Breukelen and two small villages nearby. With video … Comments (9).

Ride with us on the Kent Avenue bike lane!

Mean Streets: A portion of Kent Avenue in Williamsburg has finally been transformed into the city’s best bike lane — so naturally, our biking editor was on hand to check it out. It’s a wild ride — especially when the protected, two-way lane abruptly ends at Broadway. With video … Comments (15).

All Smartmom wants is a new couch — is that so wrong?

Smartmom: The latest drama: Smartmom wants to replace an 18-year-old couch — and no one will let her. Comments (5).

Friday, Sept. 18, 2009

New Aquarium revitalization plan finally has some real teeth

Coney Island: Mayor Bloomberg says that sharks are the key to making the New York Aquarium a real Coney Island attraction. Comments (2).

Hey, you, spot the wild boar on that building!

Books: Who knew there was a wild boar residing on Garfield Place? It just doesn’t seem like the place for such a beast — or maybe it does. Comment.

MTA backtracks on President Street booth closure

Carroll Gardens: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority derailed its own plan to shut down a manned token booth at the President Street entrance to the Carroll Street F-train station. Comment.

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