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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Take the ‘Gateway’ to Native American culture this weekend

Event: Head to Floyd Bennett Field starting June 2 for a giant powwow Comment.

Green-Wood Cemetery came ‘alive’ for Memorial Day and Civil War

Sunset Park: Veterans — even, gasp, Confederates — were front and center all weekend. Comments (1).

Great history tour in Bay Ridge on Saturday

Event: From Senator Street to Barkaloo Cemetery, see all the neighborhood has to offer. Comment.

Monday, May 30, 2011

High anxiety! BAM to screen ‘Vertigo’ starting on Friday

Cinema: “Vertigo” may be considered Alfred Hitchcock’s finest work, but it didn’t always get the respect it now commands. Comments (1).

The owners of the city’s last sun umbrella factory really are the boys of summer

Williamsburg: The obligatory Memorial Day feature story! Comments (3).

Friday, May 27, 2011

Talk about green! Inventor has clean way to haul food, garbage

It’s as “green” as it gets! Comments (2).

The Flatbush Two Step! Major street changes coming to Barclays Center area

Mean Streets: Get ready to dance the Flatbush-to-Fourth Two-Step — whether you like it or not. Comments (44).

Our summer dining guide!

Dining: Don’t waste away inside! Take advantage of the warm weather and head to these spots. Comment.

Who’s your crawdaddy?

Dining: Sycamore hosts its annual crawfish boil on June 4. Get your tickets now! Comment.

It’s our annual commencement story!

The pomp! The circumstances! The excitement! The speakers! It’s all here. Comments (1).

It’s summer — so drink outdoors!

Bar Scrawl: Our cartoonist enjoys a PBR at the Gowanus Yacht Club. Comment.

An ‘L’ of a weekend

Weekend Watch: It’s a holiday weekend, and that means food, fun, and mass transit hassles. Luckily, things seem calm, so enjoy it while it lasts. Here are the transit changes that could affect your travel plans this weekend (Saturday, May 28 at 12:01 am to Tuesday, May 31 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pavilion renovations are almost done — just in time for Memorial Day

Park Slope: Park Slope’s Pavilion Cinema has finished its long-promised makeover and thorough scrubbing — and the curtain will be up in time for the big blockbuster weekend. Comments (11).

Fire sale! Bloomy plots closure of eight Bklyn companies

Backshaft! Comments (30).

Roll call! Coney Island getting its rickshaws back!

And to think, you’ve been walking on the Boardwalk all these years like a sucker! Comments (3).

Ferry good news! New East River service to begin next month

Williamsburg: Manhattan-bound commuters will get new express service — albeit on the river rather than under it. Comments (13).

Freak out! Plan a party at Coney’s ‘Sideshow’

Talk about getting your freak on! Comments (1).

PS 9 enters chartered territory

Brooklyn Is Angry: The city will house a charter school in the PS 9 building on Underhill Avenue — further fueling a long-running battle for space at the school. Comments (3).

Hustvedt’s comic ‘Summer without Men’

Books: The Park Slope novelist has fun with her character’s abject sadness. Comment.

Walk of art! Springtime means festivals all over the borough

Art: This spring, art is synonymous with the first weekend in June. Comment.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Prospect Park Alliance slashes budget, killing Macy’s contest and other programs

Meadows of Shame: Prospect Park’s 63-year-old kids fishing contest will get the hook, and dozens of other programs will be slashed or saddled with new fees, thanks to dramatic budget cuts unveiled last week by the Prospect Park Alliance. Comments (18).

McKibbin Lofts are party — and crime — central

Bushwick: Gun-toting muggers used a Williamsburg loft building as their personal Best Buy last week, hitting a hipster-filled McKibbin Street building at least three times. Comments (36).

Judge says ‘Domi-YES’ in dismissing suit against sugar refinery redevelopment

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The $2-billion Domino Sugar project will move forward. Comments (2).

More to love at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: This weekend, Brooklyn Bridge Park will be filled with cheese, frankfurters, sand — and eager park-goers galore. Comment.

‘Comic’ possibilities at the Brick Theater’s festival of superheroes

Theater: The Brick is channeling its inner geek once again. Comment.

Food gossip — including a stunning bit of menu plagiarism

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s another feast with our Foodie in Chief, Sarah Zorn. Comments (1).

Group home proposal moves forward on 83rd Street

Bay Ridge: A proposed home for 16 developmentally disabled adults moved forward this week, as a community board panel offered its unanimous support. Comment.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Goose down! One of the baby goslings is missing and believed dead

Meadows of Shame: And then there were three. Comments (31).

Cheese it! New food truck does the perfect grilled sandwich

Dining: Williamsburg residents have yet another terrific excuse to stay out late drinking on the weekends. Comments (4).

Making the best of a bad Sitt-uation

Coney island ‘developer’ Joe Sitt has opened his latest flea market in the People’s Playground — where you can now buy Scrubbing Bubbles. Comments (3).

‘Brooklyn Commons’ seeks an uncommon Downtown

Downtown: In the future, the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway is a tunnel, vegetable gardens grow in Cadman Plaza, and bike lanes are in the sky — if you believe the design students. Comments (6).

Fowl play! New tenants complain about 80-year-old chicken slaughterhouse

Greenpoint: Why did the luxury condo tenant move across the road? It’s not a stupid kids joke, but a oderiferous situation on Greenpoint Avenue. Comments (78).

Shoppers hit the Maxx

Bay Ridge: Shoppers were out in force on Sunday for the grand opening of T.J. Maxx on 86th Street between Fifth and Gelston Avenues, and the hype continued into Monday afternoon as fashionistas found their new go-to-store for discounted goods. Comments (2).

Vinegar Hill House to expand

Dining: The dream team behind Vinegar Hill House will expand its operation with a cafe next door, giving devotees of the bucolic dinner retreat even more to love — and opponents more to complain about. Comment.

It’s a jungle out there as DUMBO ‘grows’ a cool photography project

Art: If you already thought the city was an urban jungle, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Comment.

Our columnist — what does she do all day?

Fearless Parenting: But this is no self-loathing story from a stay-at-home mom. Comments (6).

All’s fair at Smorgasburg as new food fest opens with great stuff, high prices

Shopping: It was a feast for the eyes and ears — but not the wallet. Comments (3).

Commish lays down the law! Four teams demoted for not showing up

Greenpoint: It’s “Dailey’s Rule”: Take kickball seriously — or you’re demoted to Tuesday! Comment.

Our guide to your great Memorial Day weekend

Event: Step 1: Don’t leave town. Step 2: Attend some of these events. Comments (1).

Monday, May 23, 2011

The ‘rogue intern’ speaks! Says he stole gallery cash after false accusation

Boerum Hill: The rogue intern who allegedly swiped cash from a Boerum Hill gallery said he did it to get even with his boss for wrongly accusing him of stealing a phone. Comments (6).

Spend this Saturday with the one you love — your bike

Event: Pedaling paramours will demonstrate their devotion to two-wheeled transportation at Bicycle Fetish Day in Williamsburg this Saturday. Comment.

Take the train to the game — and then inside

Construction Update: The Nets and the MTA are trying to work out a deal to get you to — and in — the Barclays Center with a MetroCard. Comments (18).

Bergen Street steps ahead as artist turns stoops into gallery space

Art: And local shopowners become muses. Comments (1).

Throw down! Austrian takes world pillow-fighting championship in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Gudrun “The Saint” Grondinger is now the reigning world pillow fight champion! Comments (4).

It’s outdoor drinking season — here’s our guide

Nightlife: Because drinking indoors is so two months ago. Comments (1).

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Carmine makes noise — about noise!

Sunday Screech: I’m sick and tired of these Johnny-come-latelies complaining about noise in this city when I’ve been complaining about it for decades. Comments (3).

Big DUMBO arts party on Thursday

And there’ll be wine! Comment.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Getting saved today? This heathen wants your apartment (if it’s nice, of course)

For some, today is Judgment Day. For others, it’s a chance to score some primo real estate. Comments (6).

Hakeem’s dream — Ed Towns’s seat in Congress

Fort Greene: Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is moving ahead to challenge 15-term Rep. Ed Towns — a battle that will set off a generational clash that party leaders once thought could be avoided. Comments (9).

Shoppers can now ‘Maxx’ out in Bay Ridge

Shopping: It’s Georgio Armani vs. Tommy Bahama on the same Bay Ridge block. Comments (2).

Friday, May 20, 2011

BREAKING: Tonight’s Twilight Tattoo is CANCELED!

Bay Ridge: So much for guns and ammo. The rains have ruined the fun. Comment.

Check out our new gosling picture — and enter our naming contest

They’re getting big, these duckers! Comments (19).

Every employer’s nightmare — summer intern steals from his mentor

Boerum Hill: A rogue intern stole more than $1,000 from a beloved Boerum Hill gallery after its owner gave him a chance. Comments (4).

The rock jock! Bklyn professor discovers a whole new mineral

It’s krotite — and it may help to uncover the mysteries of the universe. Comments (2).

Tragedy in Coney Island: ‘Rabbi’ Abraham Abraham is dead

Rabbi Abraham Abraham, the Coney Island-based leader of a winter swim group who was also known for stunts like living in an ice house, died on May 18 of bone cancer in Manhattan. He was 77. Comments (6).

Ed Towns loses an election

Committeman Confrontation: It’s hard to even write those words, given that the 28-year Congressman hasn’t lost anything in decades, but sure enough, Assemblyman Vito Lopez and Co. have shot down Towns’s bid to become a lowly district leader. Comments (9).

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Prosecutor slams Perfetto as ‘trial of the century’ begins

Bay Ridge: The prosecutor in the case against the former Bay Ridge Democratic district leader accused of passing himself off as an attorney to help his cousin’s son painstakingly painted the 75-year-old boxer-turned-private eye as a brash renegade who flagrantly disregards the law even as he helps strangers and friends. Comments (1).

Mega-party space to rise across from Barclays Center

Atlantic Yards: And guess who’ll profit from it? One of Bruce Ratner’s old opponents! Comments (2).

Call it ‘Fort Mean’: Nabe leads boro in bike crashes

Mean Streets: Fort Greene is Brooklyn’s most treacherous bicycling neighborhood, according to the city’s most-recent bike crash data. Comments (28).

One day after closure, Joe’s Superette owner loses battle with cancer

Carroll Gardens: Two Smith Street stalwarts end their run. Comment.

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