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Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

The best bird art isn’t even on the walls

Art: Take the Fred Tomaselli bird walk through Prospect Park for some real-life nature. Comment.

At Brooklyn Bridge Park dog run, the heat is not on

The Greatest Story Ever: Dogs in heat are strictly forbidden. Question is, how can you tell? Comments (9).

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

Two very different artists, two very different books, one subject: life

Books: Meet graphic memoirists Martin Lemelman and Julia Wertz at Word Bookshop next week. Comment.

One ‘L’ of a weekend! No train service to or from Williamsburg!

Williamsburg: This weekend, the “L” is for lousy. Comments (9).

Fred Tomaselli show at the Brooklyn Museum starts Friday

Art: Artist Fred Tomaselli’s black light poster-esque psychedelic images are everywhere — online, in books, and even on album covers — but to truly appreciate the art, you need to see it live. Comments (1).

Lemon-y goodness at BAM this month

Dance: Ralph Lemon is back, plumbing the depth of pain. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010

Simply the best! Mile End leads Bklyn to top of Zagat Survey

Dining: The newest deli in the city is now officially the best deli in the city. Comments (7).

Jew-hating Westboro Baptists to hit Midwood on Monday

Midwood: Midwood’s weather forecast for Monday: Cloudy with a chance of religious oddballs. Comments (37).

Vito needs a new clubhouse? Here’s our guide

Dining: Now that Cono’s is closed, we all need a new place to call our own. Thankfully, we’ve found them. Comments (5).

Meet the new Kosc — different from the old Kosc

Greenpoint: The people have spoken, and they want a super-sleek cable-stayed structure to take the place of the tired Kosciuszko Bridge. Comments (6).

New pier show in Red Hook asks you to get in ‘line’

Art: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s new exhibition is “Lineage.” It’s about lines. Comment.

Roofus: Lopez gives voters no choice

Cartoon: Our cartoonist thinks Vito Lopez is just making it easy for the public. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010

Boardwalk landlord seeks ‘sit-down’ restaurant

Coney Island: The executive who runs Luna Park — and controls the fate of the honky-tonk boardwalk business that surround it — says he’d like to see a fancy restaurant on the waterfront. Comments (1).

Abdi Farah, reality TV ‘artist,’ meets his viewers

Art: Their favorite son made it big. Comment.

Regina Myer’s art attack in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park officials slapped themselves on the wrist this week after they errantly tried to kick a couple of permit-wielding art vendors out of the waterfront development. Comments (7).

City seeks new operator for old Cyclone

The city is looking for a new operator to run the Cyclone — but a word of warning comes from the current operator: that old rattletrap thrill ride is a money pit. Comment.

This park is a forgotten ‘Squibb’ no more

Awesome: Dude, Squibb Park is open, and it got a gnarly facelift — Brooklyn Heights’ long-defunct playground is now a skater’s paradise with a sick view. Comments (3).

Carroll Gardens graffiti vandal just wants to ‘Share’

Carroll Gardens: And cops just want to share a pair of cuffs. Comments (2).

‘City of Walls’ duo has a new installment for Comic Con

Books: It all starts this weekend. Comment.

The fix is in for Flatbush Avenue

Mean Streets: The city has found a triangular solution to the traffic problems on Flatbush Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Grand Army Plaza. Comments (3).

Worst movie ever? Sounds like a great idea for a show!

Theater: “Plan 9 From Outer Space” gets the theatrical treatment this month at the Brick. Comment.

Shooting at notorious Dyker club

Dyker Heights: A man was shot — and hundreds were sent fleeing into the street — when a party inside a notorious Dyker Heights nightclub turned violent on Sunday night. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010

‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ icon restored!

Downtown: Borough President Markowitz will unveil the old “Fourth largest city in America” sign to former Beep Leone on Thursday. Comments (1).

This park is a forgotten ‘Squibb’ no more

Awesome: Dude, Squibb Park is open, and it got a gnarly facelift — Brooklyn Heights’ long-defunct playground is now a skater’s paradise with a sick view. Comments (3).

Hey, Mr. Spaceman! Slope man sends camera into the cosmos

Park Slope: It’s literally an out-of-this world father-son project. Comment.

Tupper knew! Park administrator objected to goose slaughter — yet said nothing!

Park Slope: Prospect Park’s top administrator knew the feds were coming for the geese, but chose not to cry fowl — partly because the slaughter was Mayor Bloomberg’s idea. Comments (20).

Sharon Van Etten finds a home at the Rock Shop on Saturday

Music: Sharon Van Etten’s best move may have been getting the hell out of Nashville. Comment.

It’s Wagner on steroids (and with burlesque) as ‘The Ring’ hits Bushwick

Theater: Forget holy deities — the gods of 1980s-era America were World Wrestling Federation stars. Comment.

It’s time to heed the fall craft advisory

Shopping: Fall into the season with a timely market, a new boutique, and updates to a borough favorite. Comment.

The best baklava is in Bay Ridge

Dining: To baklava connoisseurs, Samia Ziade’s baklava is legendary. It is the kind of stuff rarely found in this country — airy, not too sticky or tooth-achingly sweet like most baklava. Comments (1).

Parks Department’s new broom promises to sweep clean

We have a new borough commissioner — and he wants a cleaner park. Comment.

City shuts down Monty Q’s

Dining: Monty Q’s, the popular Montague Street pizzeria, was shut down by the Health Department on Monday for a second time in three years. Comments (5).

Monday, Oct. 4, 2010

A gooseless city? Feds reveal that they can kill birds pretty much anywhere

No goose is safe, stunning new documents reveal. Comments (37).

Hurts so good! John Cougar Mellencamps win it all!

Greenpoint: The 2010 Brooklyn Kickball season is over — and the champions are the Mellencamps. Comment.

‘Chisholm’ trail! Fort Greene gets building named after legendary congresswoman

Fort Greene: She was unbought, unbossed and unafraid to fight for women’s rights — and now legendary Rep. Shirley Chisholm is getting an honor usually set aside for dead white men. Comments (2).

Lopez, under investigation, chases his tormentor Cuomo

Williamsburg: Gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Cuomo just can’t seem to shake Vito Lopez. Comments (6).

Nursing crisis avoided at LICH as hospital and workers sign pact

But the new deal only lasts for three months. Comments (1).

Get it while it’s hot (and before the city shuts it down)

Dining: Two ladies are running a great restaurant out of their Prospect Lefferts Gardens backyard. Cue the bureaucrats! Comments (1).

Even ‘Angels and Accordions’ has to die!

Dance: Green-Wood Cemetery’s site-specific show ends its life at the boneyard this Saturday. Comment.

The ‘Soul’ returns to the Bell House this weekend

Music: It’s the second-annual Brooklyn Soul Festival. Comment.

Tell Tchaikovsky the news!

Music: Great music, no instruments. Comment.

From Romeos to ruffians

Prospect Heights: Thugs ask her for her number. She says no. They mug her. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Still ‘Rail’ing after all these years

Books: The Brooklyn Rail puts out a 10th anniversary anthology. Sure, they’re competitors, but, hey, we’re big enough to say, “Good job, guys.” Comments (1).

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010

Bedbug sweep is complete — Campbell, Brown cleared

But test results are not in yet for other reporters’ and editors’ workspaces. Comment.

Even ‘Angels and Accordions’ has to die!

Dance: Green-Wood Cemetery’s site-specific show ends its life at the boneyard this Saturday. Comment.

Kickball finals set — Mellencamps vs. the Pony Boys

The former champs vs. the ultimate dark horse — tonight at McCarren Park! Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010

Today! Bedbug battle comes to our doorstep!

Downtown: The forces of evil have made it to Metrotech — but we’re ready! Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010

Stabbing at Vanderbilt bar

Prospect Heights: An unhinged dog walker with an extensive criminal record has been arrested for yesterday’s rampage outside a popular Vanderbilt Avenue nightspot where two employees were stabbed — one fatally. Comments (8).

Cut! Paterson freezes funds for Vito’s charity

Bushwick: Gov. Paterson has halted $25 million in state contracts due to a Bushwick-based nonprofit affiliated with embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez — a move that could financially cripple an organization that provides services to more than 6,000 Brooklyn residents. Comments (14).

Ratner promises reasonable bollards

Atlantic Yards: Barclays Center won’t be ringed with massive stone sarcophagi, as at LIRR terminal. Comments (6).

‘Midwood Mouth’ no more! Weiner mellow as House passes 9-11 bill

Politics: But American has spoken: We want Mad Anthony! Comment.

Rube ‘Goldberg’! Reis sheds his chameleon skin again in Slope.

Foodie-in-Chief: Now he’s opening a taqueria. Plus all the food gossip from our “Foodie in Chief.” Comment.

Bankrupt firm to help ‘pay’ for Gowanus clean-up

Cleaning Our Waterways: A chemical company with two dirty Red Hook plants agreed this week to help foot the bill for the $1-billion Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal — oh, but there’s one catch: the company is bankrupt. Comments (3).

Tax reboot! Sales tax on clothes returns today!

The next time you go clothes shopping, bring an extra 4.375 percent with you. Comments (4).

The tragedy of war — quite literally — in this play about Kosovo

Theater: It took a very real tragedy to get a group of actors to confront a ruthless world. Comment.

Taste — and support — Red Hook with charity food fundraiser

Dining: It’s not often you can feel good about yourself after a round of binge eating — but at the Taste of Red Hook fundraiser on Oct. 6, you can stuff your gut in the name of charity. Comment.

Bill Saunders — beloved Democratic leader — is dead

Clinton Hill: William “Bill” Saunders, who was long considered the face of Democratic Party politics in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, died of heart failure on Monday. He was 91. Comments (2).

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010

Size does matter! Barclays Center plaza off limits to groups bigger than three

Atlantic Yards: You and your friends are welcome to hang out at the colossal plaza in front of the Barclays Center, but you’ll be kicked out if there are more than three of you. Comments (24).

From the mailbag — another reason to ‘Veto Vito’

Letters: My husband and I were at the meeting of the Kings County Democratic County Committee, and we were appalled (“Vito: It’s my party! Boss adds more hand-picked lackeys to Dem leadership,” online, Sept. 23). Comment.

Monday, Sept. 27, 2010

‘Kind of a Funny’ Park Slope story

Cinema: Filmmakers and novelist — all from the Slope — collaborate on big Hollywood film, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.” Comment.

City: Don’t blame US for opossum oppression

Opossum oppressed southern Brooklyn continues to blame City Hall for an ill-conceived rat-eradication scheme — but the mayor and even the governor say the whole thing is a figment of a varmint-obsessed population. Comments (3).

Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010

Feds to name Newtown Creek a Superfund site on Monday

Greenpoint: Our sources are clear on this (too bad the water isn’t!). Comments (1).

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