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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010

Joe Camel — a hipster? R.J. Reynolds markets its smokes to Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s hipsters have been smoking for decades — but Joe Camel wants them to start puffing their own neighborhood brand. Comments (17).

Our winter entertainment guide

Dining: Here it is, folks: recipes, tips, shopping guides — everything you’ll need to make fill the winter entertaining season with good food and fun (did we mention the food?).

Robicell’s cupcakes are Devil’s food for Thanksgiving

Dining: It’s no secret that Robicelli’s cupcakes are amazing. Comment.

Cooking 101! This is the time to brush up on your skills

Dining: Whether you’re a complete amateur or consider yourself a budding Batali, cooking lessons are a way to fine-tune your skills, or learn new ones. And with the holidays upon us, there’s never been a better time to perfect your braising technique or try your hand at baking bread. Here’s a roundup of classes at three Brooklyn cooking institutions. Comment.

Special meals deserve specialty markets

Shopping: Here’s our full guide to the culinary riches of our borough. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

Yards foes win a big case that will not likely change a thing

Atlantic Yards: Yes, the state lied, a judge says, but a Tuesday ruling only called for a new environmental review of a project that is now being built. Comments (14).

Shake Shack is coming — so say farewell to a Brooklyn pizza guy

Awesome: A Manhattan burger interloper will land in Downtown Brooklyn, pushing aside a local pizzaiola. Comments (22).

Cops: We have the C train knifeman!

Fort Greene: Cops say they’ve nabbed a knife-wielding thug suspected of holding up at least four women in separate incidents at subway stations in Fort Greene. Comments (3).

One dream for two wheels — a velodrome in Greenpoint

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: What’s a velodrome? It’s a fancy bike-racing stadium — and it could be coming to the North Brooklyn waterfront soon. Comments (22).

Bikers beware! Two more cyclists hit in as many days

Mean Streets: Two cyclists were sent flying from their bikes in separate incidents within a block of each other Sunday and Monday. Comments (22).

On the Boardwalk, there’s one word — plastics

Coney Island: Critics of the city’s plan to replace the famed Coney Island Boardwalk with a concret path say wood may be good, but plastic is better. Comments (8).

Park Slope woman is a marathon legend — completes 25th race

Every marathoner has a story — but Kate Ahlers’s is just better. Comments (4).

Battle on Bedford! Duane Reade takes on the little guy in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: What do the people of Williamsburg love more: a mom-and-pop drugstore or 24-hour beer? Comments (21).

Call the Heights Players for ‘Room Service’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: If there’s any community theater company that can pull off a good show about a community theater company trying to pull off a good show, it’s the Heights Players — and they did with their modern rendition of the 1930s-era “Room Service.” Comments (3).

Foes scream at Regina: ‘Myer, Myer, pants on fire!’

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park officials have brushed aside a demand by local elected officials to allow public scrutiny of a raft of proposals to turn the old Tobacco Warehouse into an arts and community center. Comments (4).

Board of Elections honors poll site mug victim

Greenpoint: A hero of democracy finally got his due. The Board of Elections honored poll coordinator Stanley Denker this week for remaining at work on Election Day even after he was mugged and brutally assaulted on his way to a Greenpoint polling site that morning. Comments (3).

That Rushdie really is a legend

Books: And you can meet him on Tuesday at PowerHouse in DUMBO. Comments (1).

Toxic avenger! Pollution foils film studio expansion

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint film production company’s $24.5-million expansion plans have been temporarily put on hold — thanks to oil contamination on the banks of Newtown Creek. Comments (2).

What’s up, Doc? Well, your blood pressure, your cholesterol …

Health: It’s health care enrollment season — and cold and flu season — so our healthiest reporter, Joe Anuta, sat down with Lesly Kernisant, chairman of Preferred Health Partners, to discuss the state of Brooklyn’s health care. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010

The sidewalk that swallows women whole!

Park Slope: Talk about a sinking feeling! Comments (12).

On the Boardwalk, there’s one word — plastics

Coney Island: Critics of the city’s plan to replace the famed Coney Island Boardwalk with a concret path say wood may be good, but plastic is better. Comments (8).

Walentas hotel gets its fed stimulus money

Williamsburg: DUMBO titans David and Jed Walentas have received $15 million in federal stimulus money to revive their stalled luxury hotel in Williamsburg — even though the city thinks that the project will create far few jobs than the developers promised. Comments (4).

Truck stop on Columbia Street pleases locals

Columbia Street residents are thrilled that the beverage trucks that once plied their quiet street have been re-routed onto the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, bringing to an end a familiar controversy in which locals wrestled with the growing port on the waterfront. Comments (8).

Let’s hear it for the Tooth Fairy!

Fearless Parenting: Kids need myths — and so do parents. Comments (2).

Low budget, high ambitions at Zero Film Festival

Cinema: It all starts on Saturday. Comments (2).

Girls! Girls! Girls! An old-time Ziegfeld-like spectacle at Galapagos on Sunday

Dance: Once you do the math, it’s only $1 a dance. Comments (2).

The story this week? Two teen gangs

Carroll Gardens: That’s pretty much all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (5).

More cars hit by vandals

Mean Streets: It’s a smashing spree. Comments (2).

Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

Death plunge at the St. George Hotel

Brooklyn Heights: An acting student fell to his death from his dorm room inside the St. George Hotel in Brooklyn Heights early on Sunday — and cops are investigating whether the man took psychedelic mushrooms before the plunge. Comments (16).

One last drink at Ruby’s on the Boardwalk

Coney Island: Hundreds gather to mourn the “old” Coney Island at shuttered bar. Comments (21).

Almontaser speaks — and she decries anti-Islamic ‘propaganda’

Park Slope: Opponents of the mosque in Sheepshead Bay are playing the same game as right-wing fear-mongerers who have targeted the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, according to an alleged victim of Islamophobia. Comments (1).

Feds: We know where Gowanus Canal filth is

Cleaning Our Waterways: Federal officials have identified three “hot spots” of intense contamination — and the source of cancer-causing toxic vapors — along the polluted Gowanus Canal. Comments (2).

Glidden paints a picture of Israel through the eyes of a skeptic

Books: Sarah Glidden thought she was leaving her art studio in Greenpoint for a 10-day trip through Israel, but it turns out she was embarking on a deeply personal and spiritual journey. Comment.

Get steamy with a dance party at a Russian bath

Nightlife: Don’t put away that bathing suit for good just yet. Comments (1).

Another chance to get ‘Baked’

Books: The dudes behind the beloved Red Hook bakery, Baked, are sharing their secrets — again — with “Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts.” Comment.

Pie in the sky this Sunday in Williamsburg

Dining: It’s the annual pie contest, so let’s get ready to cruuummmmbbbbbllllleeeee! Comment.

The last greenmarket guide you’ll ever need

Shopping: Our day-by-day shopping list. Comments (2).

It’s Bushwick gone wild as area becomes a big art show on Sunday

Art: Ever wonder where all the artists in Brooklyn are moving to these days? That would be Bushwick — where another arts festival is set to command your attention on Sunday. Comment.

Lift up every voice at this killer gospel show on Friday

Music: It’s no church service, but a concert devoted to one helluva great music form. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010

Glidden paints a picture of Israel through the eyes of a skeptic

Books: Sarah Glidden thought she was leaving her art studio in Greenpoint for a 10-day trip through Israel, but it turns out she was embarking on a deeply personal and spiritual journey. Comment.

Sixteen years of NAG-ging

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s coolest teenager, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, celebrated its 16th birthday at Causey Gallery on Wythe Avenue last Saturday night with some of its best friends including a smorgasbord of neighborhood heroes. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010

Remember the Craft Beer Fest this afternoon at Red Star in Greenpoint

Awesome: We’re the media sponsor, so don’t embarrass us! Get to that beer fest! Comment.

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

Sign of the times! Trader Joe’s admits its crime problem

Cobble Hill: Managers of the Trader Joe’s on Court Street have confessed — albeit in its own cheeky way — that the store is a magnet for criminals. Comments (7).

DA’s spokesman sings a different tune — bluegrass!

Music: By day, Jonah Bruno is the spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. By night, he plays a banjo and sings bluegrass songs about being the spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. Comments (1).

L.A. Dodgers fight Brooklyn burger for using Dem Bums’ logo

Sunset Park: Major League Baseball wants a Brooklyn burger business called out for stealing. Comments (1).

Tupper Thomas fights back at critic

Letters: Now this is a vibrant letters page! Prospect Park Administrator Tupper Thomas answers her critic, Anne-Katrin Titze, in a broadside rebuttal. Comments (36).

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