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Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

Finally, a Cyclone win

Cyclones: After two bad loses, the Clones beat the Doubledays, 5–2. Comment.

It’s a bus-aster on Livingston Street thanks to Fulton Mall rebuild

Mean Streets: Roadwork along the Fulton Mall is causing congestion on neighboring Livingston Street, as four bus lines have been diverted to the already busy Downtown corridor. Comments (1).

‘Fresh’ sounds! Grocery store to add live music

Music: Brooklyn’s next big venue just might be in the produce aisle of a Clinton Hill supermarket. Comments (5).

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010

BREAKING: New Jersey Nets WILL change name!

Read this story to find out how to make your own suggestion for the team’s new monicker. Comments (115).

‘Fresh’ sounds! Grocery store to add live music

Music: Brooklyn’s next big venue just might be in the produce aisle of a Clinton Hill supermarket. Comments (5).

Downtown Arby’s is dead — cause unknown

Dining: Arby’s, which made a name for itself with salty roast beef, horseradish sauce and curly fries, unexpectedly closed on Wednesday at the former Gage and Tollner building on Fulton Street Mall. It was 7 months old. Comments (2).

The Brooklyn Paper — you know you want it

Page 1: So we’ve got some good news for you: You can download the entire print edition of the award-winning Brooklyn Paper just by clicking the link above. You’ll get the full paper — news, photos, graphics, calendars, columns — in seconds. And the bad news? Who said anything about any bad news? There’s no bad news: It’s free, easy and quick. Comment.

Wanted: Opossum! Chicken-killing fiend on the loose in Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens: The Ozzy Osbourne of opossums is on the loose in Carroll Gardens, making every day since late July a black sabbath for area resident Rose Unes. Comments (1).

Cyclones blow a game in the ninth

Cyclones: The road trip continues badly with a second-straight loss. Comments (1).

Pitch perfect! Three Heights bars back different British teams

Event: Soccer on Atlantic Avenue has reached a fever pitch. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010

BREAKING: Grimaldi’s owner says eviction talk is pie in the sky!

DUMBO: Grimaldi’s owner Frank Ciolli lashed out at reports that his beloved, tourist-filled, Sinatra-loving pizzeria is about to be evicted from its spot under the Brooklyn Bridge. Comments (10).

This Slope man wheels and deals

Park Slope: Lenny Shiller is still having fun, fun, fun — and he doesn’t even have a T-Bird. Comments (2).

Vans plans jams — but what about the fans?

Greenpoint: A multibillion-dollar skateboarding company is building an indoor skate park in Greenpoint — but it won’t be for the public or for fans of the fastest growing wheel-based board sport in the world. Comments (4).

Road trip begins with a bad loss

Cyclones: The Cyclones should have won this game. Comment.

For the birds! Homes for our avian friends pop up all over the Gowanus

Gowanus: Development may be stalled along the Gowanus Canal, but at least one type of housing stock is booming. Comments (5).

Laughter followed shooting of Hasidic man

Williamsburg: First the bullets, then the smiles after two men shot a Satmar man on Driggs Avenue on Tuesday morning, witnesses said. Comments (7).

BBQ’ers make mess in Owls Head Park

Meadows of Shame: Another weekend of illegal barbecuing in Owls Head Park had some residents steaming, other residents demanding that the city create areas for permitted grilling and the cops just throwing up their hands. Comments (10).

The Mommyheads are back, which is good news

Music: Never say never. Comment.

Strong hands, but they leave empty

Park Slope: A thief shows great strength to get into a First Street home — but leaves without taking anything. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Can you believe it — now Hepcat wants Teen Spirit’s room

Smartmom: First OSFO, now Hepcat. This is getting out of control. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

Sticky situation! Anti-bike vigilante is gluing locks in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: And this is his chilling statement: “No bike is safe.” Comments (285).

‘Freak’ out! Boardwalk stalwarts in crosshairs

Coney Island: The owner of the popular “Shoot the Freak” game on the Boardwalk in Coney Island is in the crosshairs of his new landlord, which is demanding that he and 10 other key businesses justify their existence lest they be shut down before next summer. Comment.

Terrorism? What terrorism? Atlantic Muslims deny link to al-Qaeda’s new top man

Downtown: Muslims living and worshipping in Downtown are refuting an FBI report that Adnan Shukrijumah, a top al-Qaeda terrorist leader, sprouted from Atlantic Avenue’s close knit Islamic community and worshipped in a neighborhood mosque where his father was an imam. Comments (3).

On the road again! Cyclones poised to lock up playoff spot during long trip

Barnstormin’: Embarking on a season-defining trip is never easy — except for these Cyclones. Comment.

Landmarked bank building is up for sale in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: You won’t be able to cash a check at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank anymore, but maybe you can live there. Comments (1).

Now, Rep. King weighs in on Weiner’s eruption!

Perspective: A week after Rep. Anthony Weiner (a.k.a. “the Park Slope Piranha”) wrote us an op-ed piece, the target of Weiner’s venom fires back. Comments (6).

‘Black’ is beautiful at new photo exhibit from Brooklyn’s past

Art: Jacqui Woods has lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant for nearly 40 years. She moved to the neighborhood when it was really in decline — when political unrest and riots were prevalent — but it’s not the bad times she remembers but the good ones. Comment.

Shakespeare in the Park? Feh — we got Calderon’s ‘Dream’ play

Theater: There was Shakespeare in the Park this summer. Now there’s Calderón in the Park. Comments (1).

One punch iPhone robbery

Fort Greene: Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (4).

Brooklyn United bunts and dashes to victory!

Greenpoint: Top-ranked kickball team Brooklyn United steamrolled another rival Sunday with its 16th straight win, as it has cleared the way to a likely top seed in next month’s playoffs. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 9, 2010

Before big road trip, a day game win at MCU Park

Cyclones: Cyclones play a tight game (for a change) and head out of town with a big victory. Comment.

Sticky situation! Anti-bike vigilante is gluing locks in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: And this is his chilling statement: “No bike is safe.” Comments (285).

Williamsburg Bridge roadwork will be hellish this weekend

Mean Streets: It is life imitating art — as the Williamsburg Bridge will be partially closed this month. Comment.

Dollar van man has plan — but can it stand?

Mean Streets: The city wants to replace bus lines killed by the MTA with vans. But can the plan work? One man thinks so. Comments (5).

Demoralizing, error-filled loss

Cyclones: The Cyclones commit five errors and lose to the Connecticut Tigers. Comment.

Half-baked! A new generation of pros are actually amateurs

Dining: In Brooklyn, D.I.Y. is increasingly becoming L.L.C. Comments (1).

Warhol comes alive at Dr. Sketchy’s ‘anti-art school’ class

Art: Anti-art meets high art at the Brooklyn Museum. Comments (2).

This week’s hot restaurant dish

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s been a blistering hot two weeks — thankfully, Brooklyn has a whole new crop of great new (air conditioned) bars and restaurants to take the edge off. Here’s the latest openings, closings, and of course, some gossip. Comment.

Wicked Spoon, indeed! Yogurt place tops yours with chocolate-covered crickets

Dining: Jeepers creepers! Wicked Spoon, Park Slope’s new frozen yogurt joint, is offering fro-yo lovers a few more exotic toppings to go with their cherries and chocolate sauce — chocolate-covered crickets. Comments (1).

Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010

For the second night, an 11th inning win!

Cyclones: This time, Brian Harrison is the hero. Comment.

Powell outage! Candidate Kevin owes the taxman $600,000 — and blames his opponent

Politics: Congressional hopeful Kevin Powell’s faltering campaign to unseat 27-year incumbent Rep. Ed Towns (D–Fort Greene) was dealt a death blow on Friday after reports indicated that he owes the taxman $615,000 — and then tried to divert attention by decrying Towns’s political consultant for “nasty dirision.” Comments (5).

Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010

Kickball scandal! Teams can buy runs in season’s final game!

Greenpoint: So much for the sport’s integrity. It’s the Civil War draft riots all over again. Comments (4).

Walk-off homer makes Clones 11th inning winners

Cyclones: Vaughn and Ceciliani lead the attack, but Bonfe’s homer seals the deal. Comment.

What’s it like to spend 45 minutes in an isolation tank?

Sunset Park: Our reporter, Stephen Brown, took the plunge — and saw things that no man should ever see. Watch the video now! With video … Comments (4).

Friday, Aug. 6, 2010

Our man tries out the new sensory deprivation tank

Sunset Park: A lot of think tanks these days dedicate time to indoctrinating followers into the political hive mind — but a new one in Sunset Park lets you lounge in a sea of salty sensory deprivation while contemplating ways to destroy the prevailing paradigm. With video … Comments (2).

Clones win a 14-4 laugher

Cyclones: Vaughn and Ceciliani lead the 20-hit attack. Comment.

They’re parking mad in Greenpoint as city fails to move ahead on two new greenspaces

Greenpoint: The only thing standing between two new city parks in Greenpoint is the city itself. Comment.

Cutting the mustard! Greenpoint woman makes the good stuff

Shopping: Anna Wolf makes mustard, but relish is really what she’s doing right now. With video … Comments (1).

Party like it’s 1910 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden next week

Nightlife: If this is any indication, they certainly knew how to throw a party in 1910. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010

Vito power! Lopez got big campaign cash from winning G’point Hospital bidder

Greenpoint: The Queens-based developer and Bronx financial partner who won a bid from the city to redevelop the defunct Greenpoint Hospital into affordable housing, contributed thousands of dollars to the neighborhood’s powerful assemblyman and his political allies in what opponents say was a naked ploy to win the bid. Comments (14).

Our man tries out the new sensory deprivation tank

Sunset Park: A lot of think tanks these days dedicate time to indoctrinating followers into the political hive mind — but a new one in Sunset Park lets you lounge in a sea of salty sensory deprivation while contemplating ways to destroy the prevailing paradigm. With video … Comments (2).

The ‘Midwood Mouth’ roars! Weiner pens op-ed about his House burning

Politics: Finally, Rep. Anthony Weiner explains the root of his rage. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010

Now OSFO has ‘bedroom’ eyes

Smartmom: The Oh So Feisty One is now giving Teen Spirit’s soon-to-be-vacated bedroom the once-over. Comment.

‘Electric’ company! Here’s one woman’s shocking plan to bar raccoons

Greenwood Heights: One Greenwood Heights woman is so fed up with raccoons that she’s started giving them electro-shock therapy. Comments (7).

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