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Monday, May 9, 2011

Hut, hut! Fort Ham’s annual military drill show is May 20

Bay Ridge: The military’s Twilight Tattoo has nothing to do with sporting an anchor on one bicep and “Mom” on the other. Comment.

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

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

Friday, May 6, 2011

Gnocchi doesn’t have to be so hard, you know

Prime Time: Our personal chef gives us the secret to one tough pasta. Comments (6).

Report: Bay Ridge’s lone subway train is a reeky rail

Bay Ridge: The Straphangers Campaign says the R train is the dirtiest. Congrats, we guess. Comments (9).

Sign, sealed, delivered at Post Office bar

Bar Scrawl: A great new whiskey bar opens in Williamsburg — try the deviled eggs! Comment.

Funny girl Sloane Crosley comes to BookCourt on May 12

Books: The humor essayist talks about Lisbon clowns, kleptomaniac roommates and haunted apartments in ‘How Did You Get This Number.’ Comment.

Not a bad weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, May 7 at 12:01 am to Monday, May 9 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Town vs. gown! Locals battle Clark Street ‘animal house’

Brooklyn Heights: Rowdy students at a Brooklyn Heights dormitory are turning leafy Clark Street into a recurring scene from “Animal House”— and it has irked residents so badly that the owner of the building has vowed to take unprecedented security measures to curb the boozy behavior. Comments (17).

Bridge from Squibb Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park will cost $4.9M

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Heights will get an innovative $4.9-million footbridge that zigzags over streets and through buildings to connect the northern part of the neighborhood to one of the world’s most breathtaking parks. Comments (7).

‘Wizard’ of blahs at Puppetworks

Dooley Noted: Scholars say that the Golden Age of Puppetry — the mirth, the magic, the majesty — was in early 18th-century Vienna, a period when Austro-Hungarian craftsmen, artists, and musicians came together in an epic burst of collaboration and created something great. Comments (6).

Coney Island is a ‘Scream’ — but is that the rides or the prices?

Coney Island: Coney Island’s new amusement park lives up to its name for two reasons: its thrill rides and its prices. Comments (11).

Celebrate Bøklepp! Norwegian parade comes to Bay Ridge on May 15

Event: There may be fewer Norwegians in Bay Ridge than herring at a barbecue — but that won’t prevent the neighborhood’s legendary Norwegian Constitution Day Parade from marching on. Comments (1).

Great weekend reads from our bookworms

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

Broadway in Brooklyn! Narrows Community Theater does ‘42nd Street’

Theater: And the troupe is back at Fort Hamilton! Comments (1).

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bike lane? What bike lane? Drivers, cyclists clash over Bedford Avenue

Mean Streets: The clash of cultures over a Williamsburg bike route has gotten physical. Comments (97).

Now that’s a gorgeous mosaic!

Bay Ridge: One of Bay Ridge’s busiest subway stations has gone from just old to historic. Comment.

Hear, o Israel! Food Co-op boycott moves a tiny step forward

Park Slope: Let them eat hummus! Comments (48).

The day the music (sort of) died in Williamsburg

Brooklyn Is Angry: A community board panel votes to trim the number of waterfront concerts. Comments (13).

‘Pong for Teeth’ has $7K bite

Event: Friends, family, barflies and even a ping-pong legend helped raise $7,000 for a toothless paddle jockey trying to ride his table tennis talent — and stamina — to a new set of pearly whites. Comment.

Slope church merger is off, but others are coming

Park Slope: The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Comment.

It’s seafood time! You want crab, lobster and shellfish? Journey to Southern Brooklyn

Dining: Southern Brooklyn may have lost some of its charm and gritty waterfront cred as the borough’s working fishing village, but for seafood, the area from Sheepshead Bay to Mill Basin still cannot be beat. Comments (1).

This thief opts for the real ‘Real Thing’

Carroll Gardens: Coke without corn syrup? It’s a crime NOT to steal it! Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flat tire! Turkish taxi maker out, despite promise of jobs

All of Brooklyn wanted Karsan as the “taxi of tomorrow,” but the city rejected the manufacturer, despite a promise to hire 300 workers in the borough. Comments (16).

Mummy, you look wonderful!

Prospect Heights: The Brooklyn Museum gets one of its prized sarcophaguses scanned — and this mummy has really held up. Comments (1).

Kinder crisis averted! PS 107 won’t have massive class sizes next year

Park Slope: Class sizes at a popular Park Slope elementary school will not stretch to the limit, thanks to a reversal by the city that will allow PS 107 to eliminate a pre-K program after an influx of new kindergarten students threatened to increase class sizes throughout the building. Comments (1).

Osama is dead — and so is her silent protest

Red Hook: Red Hook’s famed Osama bin Laden sign is finally down for the count. Comments (1).

Green hearts! Narrows garden gets donated plants after horrifying theft

Bay Ridge: Southern Brooklyn has a green heart as well as a green thumb. Comment.

Hurts so good! Kickball opener finds John Cougar Mellencamps back on top

Greenpoint: Brooklyn Kickball’s preseason favorites were tripped up at the starting gate while the league’s defending two-time champs continued their dominance as the sport of kings got underway for a ninth season in Greenpoint. Comment.

ASPCA did its job — now do yours: adopt a cat

Nearly 30 sickly kitties were rescued from a Brighton Beach “hoarder house” on April 28 — but are now on the mend and ready to be adopted. Comments (9).

A Mother’s Day ode — for better or worse

The Dad: Our columnist draws the short straw — the Mother’s Day column — and learns what, exactly, he owes his mom. Comment.

More trouble at Ratner’s malls

Fort Greene: The Atlantic Center and Atlantic Terminal malls make yet another appearance in the crime report from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (4).

Get fit — the roller derby way!

Fitness: Wearing the jamming helmet has never been better (for your cardiovascular system, we mean). Comment.

What happens in Vegas — beloved diner owner is dead

Bensonhurst: Alex Tombrakos, who fed scores of Brooklynites disco fries, scrambled eggs and souvlaki sandwiches from behind the counter of the iconic Vegas Diner in Bensonhurst, died on April 15 of bone cancer. He was 70. Comments (5).

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hundreds mourn rising star Hope Reichbach at funeral

Brooklyn Heights: More than 500 friends, civic leaders and even some political rivals came out in droves on Sunday to mourn 22-year-old City Council staffer Hope Reichbach, the daughter of a prominent judge who died of a mysterious overdose on Thursday. Comments (22).

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).

Hey, taxi! Marty hails Turkish cab maker — and the jobs it will bring

The Beep is backing Karsan in the “taxi of tomorrow” contest. Comments (8).

Buzzer beater! Ratner workers will toil longer, and on Saturdays, to get arena done

Construction Update: And on the seventh day, Bruce Ratner won’t rest. Comments (1).

Guac attack! It’s all about the avocado at this cook-off

Event: Head to the Bell House on May 8 for a guacamole competition. Chips included. Comment.

Rucola is a homey Italian joint in Boerum Hill

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: And it wants you breakfast, lunch and dinner. Comment.

Just dance! Brooklyn Bridge Park gets down and funky starting on May 12

Event: The lawn at Pier 1 will be a dance floor for the next three Thursdays. Comments (1).

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Talk about a beer bar!

Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Brewery has teamed up with a Williamsburg soap maker to sell artisanal soap made from lager and ale. Comments (1).

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Baby store owner harassed over ‘lesbian’ discounts

Park Slope: A baby store owner in Park Slope is getting blasted with threats from callers enraged by a special discount she offers lesbian moms in the gay-, kid-, discount- and mom-and-pop–friendly neighborhood. Comments (29).

Cops say they’ve busted huge Park Slope heroin ring

Park Slope: Now where will Slopers get their horse? Comments (19).

Coffee challenge: Cortelyou Road cafes to face off with Starbucks, Dunkin’

Two coffee giants could be coming to java-rich Cortelyou Road, but the real estate broker who’s been credited with helping turn the strip around says Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts should stay away. Comments (4).

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hope Reichbach, political rising star, is dead at 22

Boerum Hill: Hope Reichbach, a well-liked 22-year-old aide to Councilman Steve Levin, is dead of an apparent overdose. Comments (21).

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).

Bay Ridge to Grimm: Hands off our Medicare!

Bay Ridge: Wednesday’s town hall hearing erupts as outraged seniors rip into the Republican freshman over the GOP budget priorities. Comments (18).

Hondros, war photographer killed in Libya, mourned in Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens: More than 1,000 residents mourned a Brooklyn war photographer as an “American hero” at his funeral on Wednesday in Carroll Gardens. Comments (1).

Maybe they should call it ‘Men in THE Black’

Williamsburg: Will Smith is doing more for Brooklyn real-estate than the busiest Corcoran broker. Comment.

Exclusive video: Park workers try a new approach to goose control

Park Slope: Join our heroic, hip-wader–wearing editor as he journeys into the lake in Prospect Park to seek a humane solution to the goose “problem.” Warning: This video features intense waterfowl anger, so parents are requested to watch this film with their children. With video … Comments (23).

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hope Reichbach, rising star, is dead at 22

Hope Reichbach, a rising star 22-year-old in city politics and a key aide to Councilman Steve Levin, was discovered dead inside her Schermerhorn Street apartment on Thursday. Comments (40).

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

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

DeBlasio to Grimm: Come clean about 1999 bar fight

Bay Ridge: Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio is demanding Rep. Michael Grimm come clean about a 1999 nightclub brawl in which the gun-slinging G-man-turned-Congressman apparently abused his authority, waved a gun around like a madman and spouted racist comments at Caribbean club-goers. Comments (27).

Ikea now offers fuel from meatballs — and the sun

Red Hook: The Beard Street furniture store flips the switch on its solar power array. Comments (7).

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