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Friday, June 4, 2010

Boardwalk or sidewalk? Cement to replace Coney Island’s renowned trademark

Concrete is beating out wood at the Coney Island Boardwalk. Comments (9).

Sweet and lowdown — Botanic Garden celebrates bees!

Event: Learn everything about our honey-making friends in this apiary extravaganza. Comment.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Spike Lee rolls out his vodka at the Blogfest on June 8 (weird, right?)

Event: He doesn’t live in Brooklyn anymore, and he doesn’t blog, but Spike Lee will be the main draw at this year’s Brooklyn Blogfest. With video … Comments (6).

CB1 to city: Get CB3’s garbage trucks out of our hood!

Williamsburg: Community Board 1 has a message for the Sanitation Department — it’s time to take out the trash. Comments (2).

Here it is — that thing we do

Page 1: It’s so much fun to be sitting at a computer, like you are right now, and have access to the full print edition of The Brooklyn Paper. It’s not on actual paper, of course, but you can read everything in this week’s 14-page broadsheet package: our columns, our calendars, our news, our features and our award-winning award coverage. Just click above to start the process. And remember, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Mr. Quadrozzi tore down that wall — but for how long?

This summer, Red Hookers will finally have a bench with a view, as a somewhat breathtaking waterfront vista has been restored to a section of Red Hook Park. Comments (3).

Play the field at new singles softball league this weekend

Greenpoint: If you strike out looking for dates at a bar, or a party, there’s always the softball field. Comments (1).

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Prospect Park West bike lane is underway

Mean Streets: Construction is underway on the Prospect Park West bike lane — a controversial measure that the city says will calm traffic, but that has done little to calm Park Slope drivers angry at the possibility of more congestion and less parking. Comments (99).

Mr. Quadrozzi tore down that wall — but for how long?

This summer, Red Hookers will finally have a bench with a view, as a somewhat breathtaking waterfront vista has been restored to a section of Red Hook Park. Comments (3).

A true cover up! Brooklyn Bridge paint job glosses over history

Perspective: All we wanted to know was what color the Brooklyn Bridge will be. Comment.

Discrimination case no longer suits Almontaser

In a surprising reversal, the founder of a public school with a controversial Arabic curriculum announced that she will not pursue a lawsuit against the city for wrongful termination — despite a recent report from a federal agency that she was deserving of financial reparations and reinstatement. Comments (5).

How green is our valley? Corn stalk pokes up at Smith St ‘farm’

Art: And on the sixth day — of a Boerum Hill art project — there was life! Comments (2).

Ridge district leader candidates in new fight over, well, democracy!

Committeman Confrontation: The Bay Ridge district leader war was waged on a new front this week as 18-year incumbent Ralph Perfetto threatened to knock his insurgent challenger off the ballot if the newcomer makes good on his threat to run a slate of opposition candidates for the lowest-level party positions. Comment.

Vicious chokehold!

Williamsburg: A woman is choked. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (5).

Brooklyn film festival leads with, of course, a movie about bloggers!

Cinema: Well, it wouldn’t be a Brooklyn film festival without one, right? Comment.

Never Scared becomes Never Scored

Greenpoint: Has a legendary kickball team run out of gas? Comment.

Beer war! Suds nerds in battle at brewing ‘Knights’ joust at Union Hall

Nightlife: Something is brewing at Union Hall — more accurately, homebrewing. Comments (2).

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Here it is, folks — your celebrity photo of the week

Park Slope: It’s Danson! It’s Schwartzman! It’s Fourth Avenue! Comments (1).

A true cover up! Brooklyn Bridge paint job glosses over history

Perspective: All we wanted to know was what color the Brooklyn Bridge will be. Comment.

Brooklyn’s first iPad theft is reported!

Fort Greene: It was inevitable, yes, but there had not been a reported iPad theft in all of Brooklyn — until this week! Read all the details, plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (3).

Report: Brooklyn leads in derelict construction sites

Development: The Borough of Churches is fast becoming the Borough of Empty Lots. Comments (7).

City blitzes Downtown with tickets 

Drivers on Livingston Street were blanketed with tickets and some had their vehicles towed after the city changed parking regulations overnight, yet left parking meters in place with no notices that they were no longer in operation. Comments (3).

Studio city! Bushwick artists throw open their aeries this weekend

Art: Brooklyn’s premier artists’ studio tour returns this summer — and it is entirely free. Comment.

Your ‘Gateway’ to Native American culture

Event: Finally, someone has put the wow in pow wow. Comment.

Get ‘Hook’ed at annual South Brooklyn music fest this weekend

Music: Experience Red Hook from front to back this month. Comment.

Smartmom thinks she’s too young to have a college kid

Smartmom: But guess what, she does. Ouch. Comments (11).

The Atlantic Artwalk is back this weekend

Art: To call it the Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk is a bit misleading. Comments (1).

Monday, May 31, 2010

Our “Do It Yourself” summer section!

Memorial Day is behind us, so it’s officially summer in our book. And that means grilling outdoors, downing a few beers and cooling off with a cone. But why have someone else do it for you, when you can do it all yourself — thanks to our first annual Do-It-Yourself summer guide? Click on the stories below — and get cooking (or brewing or freezing)! Comment.

OK, so it’s Memorial Day — but here’s a great labor story

Williamsburg: Two former employees at a luxury rental building on the posh Williamsburg waterfront, say they were fired for trying to organize a union among coworkers to improve their working conditions. Comments (1).

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Your guide to Memorial Day parades

Event: The Greenpoint Parade is today, while three others are tomorrow. Comment.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

It’s Saturday — and a new day dawns at Coney Island

Coney Island: Luna Park, the first new amusement park in almost 50 years, opens today. Comments (6).

Friday, May 28, 2010

Animal attraction! Now someone is trying to poach turtles in Prospect Park

Meadows of Shame: Turtles better hide in their shells — it appears someone is poaching the precious creatures from the lake in Prospect Park! Comments (15).

Theater for a New Audience builds its dream house (without renderings!)

BAM District: A renowned — but itinerant — Shakespeare company will soon have a permanent home across the street from the Brooklyn Academy of Music where the poor players can strut and fret their hour upon the stage. Comments (5).

Dinner and a movie — coming soon to Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Grab your popcorn, Williamsburg! After years of fulfilling your cinema needs outside the neighborhood, you’re about to get your very own movie house. Comments (3).

This hot dog is $11 — but it’s worth it!

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Get to St. Anselm for a new take on a classic. Comments (10).

Get some real Southern comfort at Seersucker

Dining: The concept at Seersucker is much like the Carroll Gardens restaurant’s name — a polished southern classic. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Corny island! Artist turns Smith Street corner into a mini-farm

Art: Nebraska’s got nothing on one Boerum Hill corn-er! Comments (1).

Get your own ‘key to the city’ with this artist’s new project

Art: Finally, there’s a key to the city that actually unlocks something. Comment.

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