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Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

With Buke and Gass, it’s DIY folk

Music: Take a baritone ukulele (the buke) and a guitar-bass hybrid (the gass) and you have the hottest folk band in the borough. Comment.

Exclusive: NBC to ‘cape’ our crusaders!

The Greatest Story Ever: To promote its new TV series, “The Cape,” the network will put superhero garb on four statues that honor real live borough heroes. Comments (2).

It’s no ‘Mirage’ — You’ll have a great time at this pop show

Music: The men of Super Mirage are here to entertain you. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2010

2010: What a crazy year that was

What a year it was — from the installation of the Long Island Rail Road’s massive stone bollards at its new Atlantic Terminal to the snowstorm of the century during the last week of 2010. And through it all, The Brooklyn Paper has been there for you (try to remember us with something nice next Christmas!). But without further ado, here it is — our loving, somewhat cynical tribute to 2010. Comments (3).

Boro luminaries look back on a great year

Vox Pop: With 2011 upon us, we asked borough luminaries to reflect on this past year in Brooklyn. Here’s what they had to say. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

The freshman! Vito Lopez retires — and returns!

Williamsburg: Assemblyman Vito Lopez retires on Dec. 31 after 13 newsmaking years as “the” power broker of North Brooklyn. Comments (21).

Welcome to our world, Mr. Mayor

Brooklyn Angle: Mayor Bloomberg. In Brooklyn. Up to his ankles in snow! Comments (22).

Our cartoonist says: The Emerson is quite poetic

Bar Scrawl: The latest installment of our new feature, Bar Scrawl, offers our cartoonists’-eye view of Clinton Hill joint. Comments (3).

New gallery on Myrtle Avenue leads with nature

Art: You don’t get more Clinton Hill than Hadas Gallery. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010

YouBoob! Sanit workers caught in ‘Net destroying Heights cars

Podcast: Check out this amazing action as a Sanitation team totals a car in Brooklyn Heights! Comments (17).

Snow blind! Boro vents its fury over lame city blizzard response

Brooklyn Is Angry: The winter of Brooklyn’s discontent lingered into Wednesday as borough streets from Williamsburg to Sheepshead Bay remained unplowed more than 72 hours after the city’s fifth-worst snowstorm dumped two feet of snow. Comments (11).

Our weekly food column really fills the stomach this week

Foodie-in-Chief: Foodie in chief Erica Sackin has a full menu of items. Comment.

‘Police Navidad’ at Atlantic Terminal

Fort Greene: Lots of Christmas season thefts at Atlantic Terminal Mall — plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (3).

‘Zombie’ jamboree! Patton Oswalt at Warsaw on Jan. 8

Books: Patton Oswalt may be the least likely Renaissance man. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010

Snow job! Brooklyn pols blast lackluster storm response

Brooklyn received a one-two punch this week — first when Mother Nature pummeled us with the fifth-largest snowstorm ever, then when City Hall didn’t do enough to clear the streets of the most-important borough. Comments (55).

BAM does ‘Borkman’ — with Alan Rickman!

Theater: The first must-see show of 2011 is the Abby Theatre’s month-long production of Ibsen’s “John Gabriel Borkman” at the BAM Harvey. Comment.

Wizard of Ahhh! Catch burlesque ‘Friends of Dorothy’ at Galapagos next week

Nightlife: Pasties and glitter and drag, oh my! Comment.

Monday, Dec. 27, 2010

And here it is — our exclusive snow video

Podcast: Live from our editor’s posh Park Slope stoop. Also starring: A 3-year-old boy! With video … Comments (5).

Snowpacalypse now!

People were wondering — would BrooklynPaper.com get a snow picture up while it was still snowing? But of course! Enjoy this classic. Comments (10).

Diamond won’t crack! Railway explorer fights eviction from tunnel he discovered

Cobble Hill: A legendary railway explorer will sue the city to regain access to the abandoned subway tunnel under Atlantic Avenue that he rediscovered decades ago, but was evicted from earlier this month. Comments (5).

No boats allowed! Portion of bay off-limits due to unexploded bombs

Bensonhurst: Yet the city still wants to dredge in the area of the Coast Guard’s new “no boat” zone. Comments (3).

Politics as usual! So-called ‘reformer’ gets job with Lopez’s protege

Brooklyn Heights: So much for reforming the Brooklyn Democratic organization! Comments (55).

Brrr-ing in the New Year with a dip in the Atlantic

Event: In Brooklyn, there’s no better way to greet the new year than a case of hypothermia. Comment.

Let the kids grow up already

The Dad: Our columnist’s New Year’s resolution is to let his kids grow up Comments (2).

Cheesy goodness at Brooklyn Mac

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Kraft mac ’n’ cheese is the greatest thing in the world — if you’re 4-years-old. Thankfully, Greenpointers of slightly more advanced ages have a delightful alternative to the safety-vest-colored main course. Comment.

True Brit! U.K. comic Kitson to fill DUMBO with mirth

Event: Stop what you’re doing right now and get tickets to Daniel Kitson’s one-man show at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from our mom columnist

Fearless Parenting: And she’s fed up with the holiday food police! Comments (2).

Friday, Dec. 24, 2010

Foes say Diocese cooked the books at political church

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Here’s the perfect Christmas Eve story: A church official cooked the books to suggest that a politically active Bedford-Stuyvesant parish that Brooklyn Diocese officials wanted to close was financially unstable. Comments (3).

Holy Mola! Heirs to Italian heritage honor the immigrant past

Carroll Gardens: A tiny town in Italy is making it to the big time — with a street co-naming in Carroll Gardens! Comments (2).

Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010

‘Freak’ out! Evicted shooting gallery is bulldozed in Coney

Coney Island: What the freak? Comments (10).

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