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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Cobble Hill bar with a good burger

Bar Scrawl: What more do you need? Comments (4).

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Corn dog! Kings County Fair starts on Thursday

Event: Get two weeks of cotton candy, bumper cars and clowns. Comments (7).

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bring the kids to Kingsborough for ‘Room on the Broom’ next Saturday

Event: This is one show that’ll sweep you off your feet! Comments (1).

Friday, May 13, 2011

Should neighborhood names be controlled by law?

Perspective: A state assemblyman wants to ban “fake” neighborhood names cooked up by real-estate brokers. But doesn’t this fly against the central fact of New York life that the only constant is change? Click below for the lawmaker’s opinion piece, plus one from an opponent of his bill:

Riding the line between Brooklyn and that other place

Event: Matt Levy leads a bike tour along the Brooklyn-Queens border. Comment.

Meat and music: The BBQ Blowout returns on May 18

Dining: With those two ingredients, it’s the perfect party. Comment.

Lots of work this weekend

Weekend Watch: Here are the transit changes that could affect your travel plans this weekend (Saturday, May 14 at 12:01 am to Monday, May 16 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Seriously, help us name the park’s miracle baby goslings!

West Bank proxy battle seen in falafel war on Bedford Ave

Williamsburg: Bedford Avenue is becoming the new West Bank — and you can blame falafel. Comments (21).

The Brooklyn Bridge is forever — so get a tattoo of it

Event: Head to Brooklyn Tattoo on May 22 to do just that in honor of the iconic span’s 128th anniversary. Comments (10).

New puppet theater opens on Columbia Street

Parenting: Roll over, Puppetworks — ClockWorks Theater is here. And this one isn’t just for kids. Comments (1).

West Street becomes home to genuine trailer trash

What the truck is going on here? Comments (1).

Another bike store in Park Slope?! Bicycle Habitat to open this weekend

Park Slope: And Williamsburg falls to second place. Comments (4).

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wing slip! Goose population way down in Prospect Park

Meadows of Shame: Perhaps another massacre can be avoided. Comments (40).

Mosque moves forward despite ‘terrorism’

A state judge ruled that the construction of a controversial mosque in Sheepshead Bay can move forward shortly after a lawyer for the developer hinted that opponents of the plan are terrorists — citing inflammatory graffiti cheering the death of Osama bin Laden at the mosque site. Comments (9).

Help us name the park’s miracle baby goslings!

They’re here, they’re queer — get used to them! Comments (19).

Here’s the full ‘Celebrate Brooklyn’ schedule

Music: Here it is, folks, the full schedule for “Celebrate Brooklyn,” the summer concert and arts series, produced by BRIC Arts, Media, Bklyn, a badly punctuated name for a great organization. All concerts (except for benefits below) are at the bandshell in Prospect Park (entrance at Prospect Park West and Ninth Street) and are free ($3 suggested contribution). Comment.

Small craft advisory! DUMBO’s Archway to be one-day market on May 21

Shopping: This ain’t just Etsy, either. Comment.

Flea bitten? Locals upset that antique and food market now wants a loading zone

Fort Greene: Organizers of the Brooklyn Flea want the city to reserve a busy block of Lafayette Avenue as a loading dock for vendors at their bustling Saturday souk — but Fort Greene residents are complaining about the high cost: 10 parking spaces in an already crowded neighborhood. Comments (10).

Follow his ‘cue! Learn how to make Kansas City ribs with Matt Greene

Event: Sweet, tangy, messy — and not that hard to make at home (with a little help from The Brooklyn Kitchen). Comment.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Meet the miracle goslings of Prospect Park!

Four goslings that were never supposed to develop past the embryo stage are now waddling and squawking around Prospect Park, baffling city biologists who thought they’d successfully prevented the eggs from hatching. Comments (9).

Torched! PS 29’s new gym equipment is set ablaze

Cobble Hill: A weekend arsonist scorched newly installed playground equipment at Public School 29 in Cobble Hill, alarming area residents and ruining the fun for hundreds of children. Comments (4).

Female problem! Hillary erased from Yiddish paper — because she’s a girl!

A Brooklyn Yiddish-language newspaper airbrushed Secretary of State Clinton from the White House’s official Osama “war room” photograph because editors decided that their Hasidic readership would be offended by a photograph of a woman. Comments (32).

Rendering vs. reality on Smith Street

Carroll Gardens: Who are you going to believe — a developer or your own lying eyes? Comments (8).

New bill seeks parking permits to help moving day

No longer will you have to guard empty parking spaces with lawn furniture, under a proposal by Councilman Brad Lander. Comments (3).

Audit rips Downtown Brooklyn Partnership over bookkeeping, salaries

Downtown plan: The organization in charge of charting Downtown’s future is having serious difficulty steering its own ship, according to a city audit released on Monday. Comments (1).

Not everyone in Bay Ridge hates bike lanes

Mean Streets: A key member of a community board panel is demanding that the city strap on a helmet and revive its own abandoned proposal for a bike lane on Bay Ridge Parkway — but he’s facing an uphill battle. Comments (45).

Do the cool kids think they’re cool?

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist wonders about self-image (hers and her kids’). Comment.

Brooklyn United stands tall in Week 2 action

Greenpoint: One of last year’s strongest teams is starting to gel. Comment.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Keep on truckin’! Food vendors will fill Grand Army Plaza on May 22

Dining: Food addicts will think they died and went to gourmet heaven when the inaugural NYC Food Truck Rally hits Park Slope next Sunday. Comments (5).

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

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

Book him! Atlantic Bookshop to close in latest demise of print vs. pixels

Brooklyn Heights: Failed bookstore manager Jed Hershon has met the enemy — and it’s the Internet. Comments (23).

Smartmom’s ‘Edgy Moms’ reading is the flipside of Mother’s Day

Books: This is for all you moms who are more Peg Bundy than Carol Brady. Comments (3).

Food gossip — including a price hike at the Chef’s Table

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s another feast with our Foodie in Chief, Sarah Zorn. Comment.

May the verse be with you as ‘Star Wars’-themed epic hits the stage

Theater: Shakespeare meets George Lucas in an iambic pentameter- and light-saber–packed production this month. Comment.

Misplaced Gowanus dance club to become neighborhood music venue

Nightlife: An out-of-place dance club — shuttered after noise and capacity violations — will reopen this week in Gowanus with a new name and concept. Comments (1).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

It’s Mother’s Day

Here’s our last minute restaurant guide! Comment.

Friday, May 6, 2011

It’s a disast-R! Line has disgusting station, cars

Transit: It’s official: Everyone is appalled by the R train! This week, the line’s coaches were rated the dirtiest in town. And we sent our intern to Court Street, where we found the most disgusting station in the borough! Click below for our full (and full-color) story package about this tawdry train.

Day care center to be named for late Council staffer Reichbach

Boerum Hill: Boerum Hill’s Strong Place Day Care Center will soon be renamed in honor of Hope Reichbach, the City Council staffer who worked to save the facility from city budget cuts. Comments (16).

Let the good times roll! Community board tables bar moratorium

Williamsburg: A Williamsburg community board has abandoned — at least for now — a bid to halt new bars from coming to the booze-saturated neighborhood. Comments (9).

Get a peek at your Park Slope neighbors

Event: It’s house tour time again, so you’re invited. Comments (2).

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Marty eyeing Ringling site for Coney concert series

Coney Island: The new greatest show on Earth may be Borough President Markowitz’s Coney Island summer music series. Comments (8).

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).

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