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Monday, April 25, 2011

It’s a family affair on Fifth Avenue on Saturday

Event: This one’s for the kids. Comment.

‘Bunker’ hill! Park Slope sniper’s nest is actually an art exhibit

Art: Your eyes aren’t deceiving you — among the brownstones of Park Slope, you can find a bona fide bunker. Comments (7).

Body talk! Don’t miss Body Language at Southpaw this Friday

Music: With a name like Body Language, you know this band will get you moving. Comment.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

You gotta love Noche Flamenco

Theater: It’s the forbidden dance, after all, and its this week at Kingsborough. Comments (2).

Happy Easter, everyone

Enjoy our photo from the “Way of the Cross” procession on Good Friday. Comments (4).

Friday, April 22, 2011

End Bloomberg’s slaughter of the innocents

Meadows of Shame: Yes, it’s another righteous pro-goose screed from our bird-loving editorial board. Comments (21).

Walentas’s Dock Street school moves forward

DUMBO: Developers of the controversial Dock Street high-rise project will make good by their promise to build a middle school inside their tower, inking a deal with the city this week for a 300-seat facility. Comments (1).

Is that a big cheese — or is Charlie Sahadi just happy to see you?

Shopping: Our guess is that it’s both, as Atlantic Avenue’s grocer expands in latest salvo against Trader Joe’s. Comments (4).

Walled off! Advocates urge city to block land grab by ‘Walmart’ developer

Residents and out-of-town union advocates urged the city not to sell land to a developer because when lied in its promise to bring a unionized supermarket to the planned Gateway II Plaza shopping center. Comments (6).

It’s Religion 101 on our Op-Ed page

Perspective: Holy week is upon us again, so we invited representatives of three really major religions to explain their faith in these troubled times.

Halyards is a heckuva joint

Bar Scrawl: Bar Scrawl takes his cartoonists’-eye view to Gowanus’s new whisky bar. Comment.

Same sad story

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, April 21 at 12:01 am to Monday, April 25 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Suit: Another woman’s breast has ruined my life

Cobble Hill: A Windsor Terrace mom whose baby was breastfed by another woman in a hospital switch-up wants to head to the highest court in the state after a lower court refused to grant her damages for the emotional pain of knowing that the baby’s first nourishment came from the breast of another woman. Comments (5).

City suit: Tear down this fence!

Greenpoint: The Bloomberg Administration moves against developer Josh Guttman for walling off Noble Street. Comments (13).

Clang! City dashes Red Hook’s trolley hopes

Red Hook: The city has derailed a ballyhooed plan to return trolley service to Red Hook, dashing the dreams of the transportation-challenged peninsula. Comments (8).

Help Japan at a fun party tomorrow night

Ooba Lounge raises funds for earthquake victims. Comments (1).

Market forecast! Red Apple to open grocery store near food hungry Downtown

Downtown plan: A wealthy supermarket magnate promises to bring a grocery store to the Fort Greene “food desert” spawned by his stunted real estate project. Comments (2).

What the duck? Buttermilk Channel gives us its meatloaf recipe

Dining: You only wish your mama made meatloaf like this. Comments (1).

Circle of death? Residents say corner of Prospect Park needs to be safer

Mean Streets: A Lefferts Gardens woman who watched her mother get mowed down by a car is Comments (29).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Whoa, get a load of how pissed off Vito Lopez is at the mayor!

The longtime Assemblyman and affordable housing advocate is not pleased — and we have the photo to prove it! Comments (8).

Pols: Stop the secret goose slaughter!

Meadows of Shame: Two Park Slope lawmakers — including pensive Councilman Steve Levin above — are pushing legislation that would prevent another secret slaughter of geese this summer. Comments (10).

Finally, a Brooklyn Flea just for food

Shopping: The operators of the popular Brooklyn Flea antiques and craft markets have created a gastro-centric marketplace that launches on May 21. Comments (2).

Carroll Gardens rallies around Mark, but not Benny

Carroll Gardens: Carroll Gardens rallied behind big shot pizzaiolo Mark Iacono this week, championing the man — not just his marinara. Comments (12).

Bread lines! New cookbook is devoted to the greatness of sandwiches

Dining: The secret is out: Sandwiches are the best. Comment.

A ‘King Lear’ for the ages! Derek Jacobi stars in BAM production

Theater: Don’t miss the chance to see one of the greatest classical theater actors working today. Comments (2).

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pulitzer call interrupts Egan’s lunch at Olea!

Books: The salad will have to wait, as Fort Greene writer’s ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’ becomes one for the ages. Comments (4).

Pizzaman will be charged with attempted murder, too!

Carroll Gardens: Lucali remains closed as its owner, recovering from last week’s stabbing, is charged. Comments (7).

Stinkbusters! City hopes to retain water to cure Gowanus smell

Cleaning Our Waterways: The city’s top environmental boss turned salesman last week, trumpeting a low-tech plan that he believes will stanch the stink in the Gowanus Canal. Comments (4).

City to turn parking lot into children’s playspace

Mean Streets: The Fourth Street cul-de-sac won’t be available for parking anymore. Comments (17).

This year, Museum gala has a Brooklyn accent

Event: For its next big bash, the Brooklyn Museum is looking for inspiration in its own backyard. Comment.

Matzoh ball mania! The best traditional soup this Passover, just like bubbe made it

Some grandmother’s pass down recipes for meatloaf and mashed potatoes, others make the best lasagna, arroz con pollo, or sweet potato pie. Comment.

Royal wedding fever! Bloody good parties for Wills and Kate

Event: Royal wedding fever has officially crossed the pond. Comment.

Bugging out

Dance: A man who turns into a spider. Aerial acts above the audiences’ heads. Zip lines running from one end of the theater to the other. Comment.

Monday, April 18, 2011

By ‘design’? Brooklyn’s top furniture showcase killed by state budget cuts

Event: Bklyn Designs — the annual showcase for cutting-edge interior designers, retailers and manufacturers — won’t be happening in DUMBO this spring. Comments (4).

Weekend reads from our bookworms

Books: Word Bookshop, Greenlight and The BookMark Shoppe offer this week’s picks. Comment.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Miss Norway!

It was an event of royal proportions as Bay Ridge’s Norwegian community crowned its new Miss Norway. Comments (2).

Coney Island is back!

Coney Island’s spring season kicked off this weekend, and it was the classic attractions that saw most of the action. Comments (1).

On Passover, he is truly a man in full

The Dad: Why is this night different from all other nights? Because on this night, our parenting columnist is a real father. Comments (1).

Green getaways! Learn about eco-friendly trips at this travel expo

Event: For your next vacation, think green. Comments (1).

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Finally! An app to get rid of your leavened bread!

A new mobile phone application helps Jews keep their houses kosher this Passover. Comments (1).

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nemo spotted in Coney Island!

Event: Two new exhibits at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island feature a colorful fish made famous by a Disney film. Comments (3).

Here’s how to score: Singles softball wants you

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s league for lovers is looking for players. Comments (1).

The Siren screams! Manhattan newspaper cancels festival

Brooklyn Is Angry: It’s the day the music died! Comments (3).

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cops: Sleepy senior mows down four on 15th Street

A drowsy senior citizen driver slammed into a group of people standing outside the Park Slope Armory at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 15th Street on April 15 — leaving four hospitalized. Comments (14).

Stabbed on Smith Street

Carroll Gardens: The owner of a famous pizzeria with alleged ties to the mafia was slashed in broad daylight. Comments (11).

Summer simmer: Williamsburg leaders want crackdown on concerts

Williamsburg: A local panel is going after a popular summer concert series, demanding that the sponsors of the East River State Park jams clean up and quiet down its acts. Comments (24).

Prime 6 quick fix: Owner says he’ll throttle bottles, keep noise down

The owner of Park Slope’s controversial Prime 6 bar is bowing to the demands of lawyered-up neighbors who believe the new watering hole will be a big problem when it finally opens in May. Comments (20).

Brooklyn Public Library offers ‘amnesty’ for book scofflaws

The Brooklyn Public Library is giving you until the end of the month to bring back your late book, so do it quick, or library cops may report you to a collection agency. Comments (1).

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