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Friday, July 9, 2010

That’s right, fans — another installment of ‘The Short Minute…with Aaron Short’!

Podcast: Join Community Newspaper Group legend Aaron Short for the third installment of his scintillating weekly roundup, “The Short Minute.” As always, Aaron takes on the big topics of the week. With video … Comments (3).

Toll Brothers is officially stigmatized by the Superfund

Gowanus: The “Superfund stigma” has claimed its first victim, as a development company that once envisioned a 500-unit complex along the banks of the fetid Gowanus Canal has officially bailed on its five-year pursuit of the project saying that it can’t wait for the federal government to complete its proposed 10-plus year clean-up. Comments (14).

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bard in Bklyn! This summer, it’s Shakespeare in the (real) park

Theater: It’s Shakespeare in the Park — our park! Comment.

Clean and green with The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Heat in the air, oil in the seas, trees being chopped down, turned into pulp and dried out to be printed on. It’s enough to make you say, “Enough!” But just because you’re environmentally sound doesn’t mean you have to give up on news and arts and Cyclones coverage and awesome pictures and the best damn editorials in Brooklyn. Just click the link above and you’ll soon be reading the entire Brooklyn Paper print edition. It’s exciting, it’s modern, it’s hip. And it’s clean and green. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

Youth will be served — literally! — at AYSO this fall

The famed soccer organization will put 14-year-olds on the same field as 19-year-olds, due to low enrollment. Comments (1).

It’s ‘Hollywood on the East River’ for Kedem Winery site

Williamsburg: Lights! Camera! … Williamsburg? Comments (9).

Say ‘Ola’ to David Wingo at Littlefield next week

Music: By day, David Wingo is a composer, having left his mark on such films as “All the Real Girls” and “Gentlemen Broncos.” Comment.

Get the lead out with this stained glass workshop

Fort Greene: Become a glass act in just a few days. Comment.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

‘Heatwave’ is on! But park says party will be legal and clean this time.

Meadows of Shame: The Heatwave is back — not the weather, but the notorious illegal party that left Prospect Park looking like a garbage dump last summer. Comments (12).

Watts the deal? Con Ed cuts power during heatwave

Brownstone Brooklyn shvitzed its way through the summer’s first heat wave, thanks to service cuts by Con Ed. Comments (1).

Cobble Hill couple is Jonesing for Norah’s windows

Cobble Hill: A Cobble Hill couple wants to “pull a Norah” and add four windows to the side of their austere brownstone — and preservationists are howling once again. Comments (11).

It’s time for you to have the perfect bra

Shopping: More than 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, killing their support, weakening their posture and ultimately causing pain to themselves and, perhaps, others. Comments (4).

Hot fight, cool TVs! Golden boils over at Squadron’s ‘asinine’ bill

Brooklyn Heights: A Brownstone Brooklyn lawmaker’s bid to make televisions more energy efficient is making a Bay Ridge colleague boil over with rage. Comments (10).

Even under Obama, Clinton is still the man

Music: Of course, we’re talking about George Clinton. Comment.

Cyclones are playing like light breezes

Cyclones: This team has lost five of its last six. That’s bad. Comment.

More troubles at Slope Armory

Park Slope: Cops are called again to the women’s shelter inside Park Slope’s principal recreation center. Plus the rest of the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (2).

It’s kickball all-star time again!

The third-ranked Lobos and seventh-ranked New Frontiersmen lead the way with six members selected from each squad for the Brooklyn Kickball League’s All Star tournament this weekend. Comments (1).

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Carroll Gardens cats go to ‘school’ on Second Place

Carroll Gardens: This man’s koi-filled pond is a hunting ground for local strays. Comments (9).

It was wrestle mania when the Dudley Boyz visited MCU Park

Cyclones: The Dudley Boyz threw down at MCU Park last week, but instead of tossing feeble opponents over the ropes, they tossed out the first pitch. Comment.

Food smarts for the finicky locavore

Books: From milking goats and hunting monkfish to working at an organic restaurant, Melanie Rehak gets down and dirty with her food. Comment.

Sen. Kruger speaks: Sell my services to donors? Me?

Politics: After a week of tight-lipped silence, state Sen. Carl Kruger is finally speaking out about the FBI’s probe into his campaign practices, saying that he’s just an innocent patsy despite allegations that he sold his sizable political clout at high-priced fundraisers. Comments (9).

Stealing water from a baby!

Carroll Gardens: A 13-year-old is robbed at his bottled water stand! Plus all the other crimes from Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1).

Another Fourth, another barbecue, another rush of memories for Smartmom

Smartmom: It’s amazing what will happen to you over a Weber kettle on Third Street. Comment.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Pols: Now this is what July 4 is supposed to look like!

Brooklyn Heights: Boo-m! Comments (11).

Our most disgusting ‘Meadows of Shame’ video — ever!

Meadows of Shame: Monday, July 5 in Prospect Park — the worst mess we’ve ever seen. Good news? Parks workers are cleaning it up as we speak. With video … Comments (19).

Sedaris family values at the Old Stone House

Theater: The Park Slope-based Piper Theatre made a conscious decision to move away from Shakespeare this summer — and it couldn’t have found a better opposite to the Great Bard than the Sedaris Family. Comment.

State moves to close radioactive waste plant near W’burg school

Williamsburg: A bill passed by the state legislature last week may force a controversial radioactive waste plant three blocks from a Williamsburg school to move from the neighborhood, but the company isn’t willing to leave without a fight. Comments (2).

Cap the World Cup in style with an African music show

Music: It’s OkayAfrica — and it’s Sunday, July 11 at the band shell in Prospect Park. Comment.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Freak show at Coney! Chestnut wins, but Kobayashi’s arrested!

A big win and a bizarre finish — it doesn’t get better than this. Comments (12).

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Happy Fourth everyone!

Now, go out and celebrate America’s independence by watching the hot dog-eating contest, hearing some hip-hop or crashing Sen. Marty Golden’s annual family BBQ. It’s all in our guide to going ‘Fourth’ today. Comments (1).

Disastrous 5–0 loss to the Yankees

Cyclones: The Cyclones are swept by the Evil Empire of the New York-Penn League; team falls to second place. Comments (2).

JellyNYC releases its ‘pool party’ schedule

Music: And it’s a good one. Comment.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Heat wave leads to crime wave in Greenpoint’s McCarren Park

Greenpoint: The mercury is rising in McCarren Park — and so is the crime. Comments (11).

Head into the wild with Great Elk at Bar 4

Music: Great Elk may be named after an extinct species, but things are starting to pick up for the Brooklyn band. Comment.

Mirror has two faces — both bad

Prospect Heights: A thief steals a side mirror off a car right in front of the owner. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

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