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Friday, June 18, 2010

Cyclones open tonight against the hated Yankees!

Cyclones: The good news is that this year’s team hates the Baby Bombers — as our exclusive video shows! With video … Comments (1).

The Domino Sugar plan — good for Brooklyn? Two views

Perspective: Developers of the Domino Sugar refinery along the Williamsburg waterfront say their $1.2-billion project will restore a hulking wreck while also opening up the East River to residents. Opponents say that the project’s 2,200 units will overwhelm and already overcrowded neighborhood. Who’s right? Click below for the dueling op-ed pieces.

It’s no ‘Illuscination’ — new Ringling circus is solid entertainment

Coney Island: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey open in Coney Island — and Dooley likes it (for the most part). Comments (5).

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bring in da noise, bring in da Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: In these troubled times of political upheaval, ecological disaster and economic depression, isn’t it nice that there is one constant in your life: the steadfast quality of The Brooklyn Paper’s full print edition. Click on the link above and within seconds, you’ll be reading every single article from this Friday’s paper. It’s pretty cool. It’s very cool. Comment.

Power outage! Coney station’s solar array is fueling disappointment

The MTA’s “solar” roof at the Stillwell Avenue subway station is Coney Island’s biggest dog-and-pony show. Comment.

Play Misty for us — but don’t play ‘Chopsticks’!

Pianos are going to be scattered throughout Brooklyn starting on June 21 — but it’s your job to take control of them lest some yahoo sit down and start playing “Heart and Soul” for hours. Comment.

Meet our valedictorian of the year!

Checkin’ in with: Steven Bove of Bishop Ford HS is one of Brooklyn’s top graduates. He chatted with us about his future. Comments (1).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Marty joins the pool party! Beep to don trunks to protest Double-D closure!

Gowanus: Add Borough President Markowitz’s voice — and his topless physique — to the chorus of opponents who are hot under the swim trunks at the city’s decision to close the “Double-D” public pool in Gowanus for budgetary reasons this summer. Comments (6).

Labor Day Parade organizers demand more time 

Labor Day Parade organizers say shortening their parade will kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Comments (14).

Going ‘Yard’! Cool Gowanus pop-up parties are back!

Gowanus: The BKLYN Yard is dead! Long live the BKLYN Yard! Comments (6).

Update! N. Eighth tenants back on the street!

Williamsburg: Less than two days after returning to their homes for the first time in a year, the beleaguered tenants of a troubled Williamsburg building are out on the street again after construction work again undermined the building’s foundation. Comments (1).

Zuzu’s ghost? Fire-gutted shops to be torn down on Seventh

Park Slope: A long-cursed pair of Seventh Avenue storefronts destroyed in a fire six years ago are finally being demolished to make room for new retail — and the rumor is Petco. Comments (1).

Apartments that are fit for a king — King James

How about this for a story: LeBron James is looking to move to Brooklyn! Comments (1).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Celeb photo of the day: Bill Murray loves poetry!

Awesome: Poems about Brooklyn obviously aren’t lost in translation for comic actor Bill Murray. Comments (4).

Councilman Steve: Save the D&D Pool!

Gowanus: One week after the city announced that it would close the Douglass-Degraw pool this summer, the neighborhood’s councilman called the move disastrous and vowed to open the watering hole for his sweating constituents. Comments (6).

Market crash! City scrutiny scuttles Greenpoint food vendor gathering

Shopping: The organizer of the Greenpoint Food Market has decided to fold her 10-month-old indie eats bazaar in the face of a threat from city health officials to slap summonses on her vendors because they lack commercial food handling permits. Comments (8).

Grit and bear it at this all-grits festival

Event: Joe Pesci’s Vinny Gambini character in the movie “My Cousin Vinny” was probably the first Brooklynite to eat grits, but he sure won’t be the last. Comment.

City still trying to get Park Circle right

Mean Streets: Even the city admits that it hasn’t fixed all the traffic problems at Park Circle. Comment.

Mermaid Parade returns on Saturday!

Event: This is an eye-popping good time. Comments (1).

En garde! Fencing World Cup opens in Brooklyn on Friday

Downtown: Forget soccer. This month, Brooklyn is the international home of swordplay as the Fencing World Cup comes to the Marriott from June 18-20. Comments (1).

Woman nearly raped on quiet Carroll Gardens street

Carroll Gardens: It can happen here — even on one of the quietest blocks in Carroll Gardens. Comments (11).

This author dishes on her favorite Brooklyn eats

Dining: Sherri Eisenberg has traveled the world as a travel writer, and has found that nothing compares to Brooklyn’s culinary scene. Comment.

‘Brew’ crew revives Miles Davis’s classic LP at Celebrate Brooklyn

Music: Forty years ago, one of the most seminal jazz albums — Miles Davis’s “Bitches Brew” — was released, a record that changed the course of music history. Hear why on Saturday night. Comment.

Head to this ‘Williamsburger’ BBQ on June 21

Dining: Brooklyn’s got plenty of burgers, hot dogs and live music, but at the fourth annual Williamsburgers and Wieners BBQ, you can get all three for free. Comment.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pharmacy robbed by mullet- and gun-wielding thief

Bay Ridge: This thief wanted Oxycodone from a Fourth Avenue pharmacy. Comments (1).

A feud so bitter that a brother claims he doesn’t know his sister

Park Slope: That’s the overheated battle between Cafe Martin and Cafe Regular in Park Slope. Comments (2).

‘Hill’ street blues on Vanderbilt as city agency ponders move

Clinton Hill: More than 3,000 workers and Human Resources Administration clients could be coming to Vanderbilt Avenue. Comments (5).

The time has come: Park Slope should become a kibbutz

Smartmom: Smartmom outlines the pros (and a few cons) of commune life. Comments (5).

Mercy, mercy them! Blowouts dominate Sunday kickball

Greenpoint: Bottom line? Never Scared is on a roll. Comment.

Hot food gossip — including a new biergarten

Foodie-in-Chief: Better rev up that appetite — it’s been a tasty few weeks in the county of Kings. Here’s the best of the borough’s openings, closings, and of course, restaurant rumors. Comments (1).

Hidden history

Event: One of Brooklyn’s prized historical sites — the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights — will host the first annual “NYC Underground Railroad Festival.” Comments (2).

Spend a night sleeping with an artist!

Art: An art gallery in DUMBO isn’t the coziest place to spend a week, but it certainly could be worse. Comment.

Hipster loses his cool on Jamaican trip in hot new film — screening tomorrow!

Cinema: A pair of Brooklyn filmmakers has taken two of the fundamental aspects of the borough — hipsters and West Indian culture — and thrown them together in a road trip-flick that is earning awards on the festival circuit. Comment.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vandals attack BP station in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The Gulf of Mexico disaster hits home for a guy who had nothing to do with it (well, directly, at least). Comments (11).

Here it is, folks — this week’s celebrity shot

Awesome: He’s named DeKay, but there’s no rot on this hunk and a half. Comment.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Peace march for new mosque gets ugly

A peace march to support for a controversial proposal for a mosque in Sheepshead Bay turned ugly on Thursday after residents jeered marchers, most of whom were from outside the area. Comments (12).

‘General’ consensus on need for better Fowler Square

Mean Streets: The statue of Gen. Fowler may soon get some swank renovations to his Fort Greene home, thanks to a business group’s plan to completely refurbish the tiny, relatively unused vest-pocket park. Comments (6).

Steve seeks Cohn-tinuity!

Committeman Confrontation: For the promotion of Brooklyn’s most obscure political elected office, it sure was one heck of a party. Comment.