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Monday, May 9, 2011

Walk of art; Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge will be one long studio later this month

Art: The streets of Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge will be turned into art galleries as Brooklyn artists present their work in storefronts along the bustling Avenue. Comment.

This month, the best art may be at a flower shop

Art: Opalia Flowers hosts a big exhibit of Ken Rush. Comments (1).

Monday, May 2, 2011

Come on in! House tour season starts this weekend

Event: Get a peak at how the other half lives — the other half that that lives in mansions and 185-year-old houses, that is. Comment.

New Moe’s owner promises a ‘neighborhood’ bar

Nightlife: Devoted regulars raised a glass in tribute to the comfortable Fort Greene joint Moe’s at its closing last Wednesday — and the new operators may be willing to drink to that. Comments (30).

Friday, April 29, 2011

Finally, a sandwich as meaty and full of it as we are!

Dining: The Brooklyn Paper is cheesy, meaty, juicy and ultimately perfectly balanced. And the newspaper isn’t bad, either. Comments (3).

Brooklyn catches royal wedding fever — and DUMBO is the epicenter of the plague!

DUMBO: Wills! Kate! Scones! Tea! A Jumbotron! It’s just a regular day under the Manhattan Bridge. Comments (5).

Treat her right! Your mom deserves a great meal next Sunday

She taught you everything, sent you to college, and shelled out rent on your first apartment. And let’s not forget that whole pushing you out of her birth canal business. So make a few installments on a lifetime of payback by taking mom to a really nice dinner on Mother’s Day. Comments (1).

War hits home

Perspective: Two Brooklyn-based photographers were killed last week doing their job in Libya. The senselessness of those deaths — and, indeed, the futily of war — made us want to explore the lives of these courageous truth-seekers. Click below to read tributes to Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington.

A chocolate shop? In our weekly bartoon?

Bar Scrawl: Look, our cartoonist wanted to hype Nunu Chocolates, which sells beer and wine. Oh, we get it now. Comment.

Moll rats! Burlesque at the Beach goes with a Mafia theme this month

Nightlife: What will the Sweet and Nasty girls think of next? Comment.

A good weekend

Weekend Watch: Good news! The Manhattan-bound F train resumes station stops at Fort Hamilton Parkway, 15th Street-Prospect Park, and Smith-Ninth Street stations, and the Queens-bound G trains will stop at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 15th Street-Prospect Park stations. Enjoy it while it lasts. Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, April 30 at 12:01 am to Monday, May 2 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New retail — dogs, wine! — comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park is going to the dogs — and to oenophiles. Comments (5).

Brooklyn Kickball — the sport of kings — is back for ninth season

Greenpoint: And defending champs the John Cougar Mellencamps consider a name change to the Jon Bon Jovis. No, really. Comments (4).

Death Cab and Sonic Youth top concert sked

Awesome: Death Cab for Cutie and Sonic Youth will headline a nostalgic lineup of paid outdoor concerts on the Williamsburg waterfront this summer — taking you back to those carefree days of 2008. Comment.

More cupcakes — plus the other food gossip

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s another feast with our Foodie in Chief, Sarah Zorn. Comments (3).

These guys are really serious about comedy

Cinema: Greenpoint’s Serious Lunch will screen their best — and newest — shorts during the Brooklyn Arts Council’s film festival. Comment.

The best Kentucky Derby party this side of the Bluegrass State

Event: The mint juleps will be flowing, the hats will be crazy and the seersucker suits will be in full force when the Bell House throws its annual Kentucky Derby Party on May 7. Comment.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Slopers fight Barclays bar war on second front

Atlantic Yards: Now they’re targeting the Players Gastropub, slated to open across the street from the rising arena. Comments (17).

Military is playing ‘Guard’ with Admirals Row

Fort Greene: Another historic Navy Yard building is allowed to decay. Comment.

Flea season is upon us — and so is Steven Alan

Shopping: Spring’s in full swing, and so are flea markets, shopping parties and expansions in this week’s Market Watch. Comment.

Buy by! Brooklyn-only shop opens on Smith Street

Shopping: Attention, local shoppers: your one-stop-shop for all your Brooklyn product needs is almost here. Comment.

Another supermarket bails on tainted hummus

Park Slope: Flaum’s delicious chickpea spread continues to rile liberal activists. Comments (12).

Born on the bayou! Cajun music festival hits Jalopy next week

Music: Bring on the gumbo, Creole and Cajun music — the Big Easy is coming to the big borough. Comments (1).

State workers start clean-up at toxic Norman Avenue site

Greenpoint: A toxic factory on Norman Avenue is getting its own scrubbing, Comment.

Garden party — up on the roof

Greenpoint: Farmers and foodies turned over a new layer of soil at the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm on Sunday, when the croft celebrated its first market day of the season. Comments (1).

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fundraiser will take a bite out of this man’s dental bills

Event: Jamie Mandel is one Brooklyn barkeep whose bark is worse than his bite. Comments (2).

Want a piece of Norman Mailer?

Brooklyn Heights: The late great Brooklyn Heights author is selling not only his home, but all the stuff inside it — a jukebox, first edition books and even some wacky paintings. Comments (1).

Green guerrillas! Someone is stealing plants from the Narrows Botanical Garden

Bay Ridge: Thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of rare planters and exotic plants from the beleaguered Narrows Botanical Garden last week — the latest attack on the all-volunteer green oasis along Shore Road. Comments (7).

Aging cheese, the Red Hook way

Red Hook: Red Hook is about to become the center of the cheese-eating world. With video … Comment.

Blown sideways through life

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist and family survive the North Carolina tornado — and end up with a great tale. Comment.

This year, the cherry blossom festival is a time of reflection

Event: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual “Sakura Matsuri” will honor the Japanese disaster. Comment.

Another iPhone swipe

Fort Greene: A fancy phone is taken — and the Atlantic Center Mall makes yet another appearance in the crime report from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

Bag stolen in Red Hook Park

Carroll Gardens: Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Greenest Block in Brooklyn? It’s on!

Park Slope: Look out, Vanderveer Place, Sterling Place has already started sprucing up for the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. Comment.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Kevin Mooney is dead; funeral for beloved barman is today

Park Slope: Kevin Mooney, the magnetic owner of a legendary old man bar in Park Slope, died last Monday after a five-year cancer battle. He was 76. 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).

Digital ding-dong! Greenpoint church will replace bells with recording

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint church’s century-old bells might be going digital. Comments (4).

The ‘Best’ of times! Sunday dance party returns to the Gowanus

Event: Sunday Best is back where it belongs! Comment.

This year’s ‘Movies with a View’ puts an emphasis on the view

Bridge ‘Park’: The schedule for this summer’s “Movies with a View” series at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 is up — and this year is focusing on the “view” part of the name. Most of the films in the series have a Manhattan focus — which only makes sense given the city views from the park at the foot of Old Fulton Street. Comment.

NYPD hits Williamsburg with plague of tickets on Passover

Williamsburg: An 11th plague hit Williamsburg during Passover — a plague of parking tickets! Comments (15).

‘Dirty, Rotten’ good fun with the Strivelli Players

Theater: The Gravesend-based troupe brings the laugh-a-minute, Tony Award-winning musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” to their Bay Street stage this month. Comment.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter, everyone

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

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Java to the people! New coffeehouse to serve ‘Vox Pop’ comrades

The owner of a soon-to-open Ditmas Park cafe says he will channel the spirit of the infamous Vox Pop — and give a new home to its Marxist clientele — even though it will be run by a capitalist. Comments (6).

Bowled over! Brooklyn’s oldest ally could become a synagogue

Bensonhurst: The owner of Brooklyn’s largest bowling alley is paving the way for its demolition by trying to convince the city to allow apartments and a synagogue to be built where it stands. Comments (7).

Horrific rape attempt captured on video

Park Slope: Outraged 16th Street residents say cops have done nothing to investigate a vicious month-old sexual assault on their block — even though the entire harrowing ordeal was caught on video. With video … Comments (7).

The ‘King’ is dead — long live the Queen (of cupcakes)

Park Slope: Three butter queens now sit on the cupcake throne of Park Slope. Comments (4).

Friday, April 22, 2011

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).

Vroom with a view! Car smashes into Promenade

Brooklyn Heights: A car almost took a nosedive off the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on Wednesday following a wild ride past the corner of Clark Street and Columbia Heights. Comments (13).

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Two Bklyn war photographers dead in Libya

Two acclaimed Brooklyn-based photojournalists were killed on Wednesday doing their jobs in war-torn Libya. Comments (4).

City suit: Tear down this fence!

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

Whitewashed! More disgrace for Kobayashi as Nathan’s removes him from ‘Wall of Fame’

A landmark for hot dog lovers is now the site of revisionist history. Comments (10).

Ms. Milo is cleared! Grand jury frees ‘Columbine’ teacher

Bay Ridge: A troubled art teacher arrested for threatening to shoot up Fort Hamilton HS has been cleared of the crime — but she won’t be teaching class there anytime soon. Comments (1).

Red Hook chop stop! City bans helicopters over neighborhood

Red Hook: The city has banned tourist helicopters over Red Hook, amending a controversial flight plan that diverted choppers to the forsaken peninsula to appease residents in tonier Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. Comments (9).

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