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Monday, June 6, 2011

Got a minute? That’s enough time to see a great play at Brooklyn College

Theater: The 60-second play festival is back. Comment.

Finally, a new owner for Brooklyn Heights Cinema

Cinema: Brooklyn Heights’ beloved twin cinema will become more than a moviehouse, now that a local musician and tech specialist has taken over. Comments (10).

Friday, June 3, 2011

Celebrate Brooklyn kicks off with Andrew Bird next Friday night!

Music: The annual outdoor festival begins with the jazzman’s lush sound. Comments (2).

Hip ZIP ripped! Williamsburg waterfront goes from 11211 to 11249

Williamsburg: The Postal Service quietly announces a major change for users and recipients of old-style mail. Comments (22).

Can the city afford a ‘Living Wage’ bill? Two views

Perspective: The City Council is considering a bill that would require employers to pay a “living wage,” or roughly $10 per hour. We invited two partisans to weigh in. Click below for their opinion pieces.

Meet Alina Simone, the accidental writer

Books: Unpublished novelists, prepare to get jealous. Comments (2).

Folkin’ ay! Brooklyn fest is now a three-day stand

Music: The third annual Brooklyn Folk Fest has expanded by one day and one venue. Comment.

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment.

A cool gay bar (but aren’t they all?)

Bar Scrawl: Our cartoonist heads to Metropolitan in Williamsburg. Comment.

The ‘L’ hell continues

Weekend Watch: L train riders will likely have their ironic moustaches in a twist this weekend. Read more about that, all the transit changes that affect your travel plans this weekend (Saturday, June 4 at 12:01 am to Monday, June 6 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (2).

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Third gives the bird! Locals slam Golden’s plan for pedestrian mall

Bay Ridge: Locals are slamming a Bay Ridge pol’s plan to turn a 10-block stretch of Third Avenue into a Manhattan-style pedestrian plaza nine times this summer — banning cars in favor of shoppers and pedestrians. Comments (27).

Our Joe is the bass master

Prime Time: Joe Raiola from Morton’s gives you the perfect fish marinade. Comments (4).

Clean at last! Newtown Creek sewage plant finally meets federal standards

Greenpoint: It took only four decades, but the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is finally meeting federal clean water standards. Comments (1).

Two craft fairs for the Etsy crowd

Shopping: Find your fellow brethern at the Renegade Craft Fair and Celebrate Brooklyn this month. Comment.

Greek to us! Schermerhorn Street’s annual Greek festival is back

Dining: This one’s not to be missed — they invented the ‘edible’ complex, after all. Comments (7).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ben Sargent, aka ‘The Lobsta Pusha,’ is clawing his way to the top

TV: The Greenpoint man behind “Dr. Claw” gets his own Cooking Channel show! Comments (9).

Up in smoke! Beach-goers protest the city’s ban on smoking in parks

This guy’s even smoking three ways! Comments (69).

Racist white supremacist speaks! And he speaks to us!

Greenpoint: A member of the Creativity Movement, which plastered Greenpoint cars with “White Power” fliers last week, spews some of his hate in this BrooklynPaper.com exclusive. Comments (28).

The ‘Mouth’ goes mute! Weiner humbled in Twitter underwear scandal

Rep. Anthony Weiner stands accused of sending a picture of his underwear-covered penis to a woman in Seattle. But the congressman says his Twitter account was hacked. Comments (30).

Balls! California man vanquish local Skee legend in championship

Williamsburg: A hometown hero lost his shot at glory, losing a coveted Skee-ball title to a clutch California competitor. Comment.

The ‘Boys’ are back in town again!

After a sluggish start, last year’s Brooklyn Kickball finalists, the Pony Boys, collected three wins on Memorial Day weekend and raising their record above .500 for the first time this season. Comment.

Century-old Monte’s is reborn again

Dining: The oldest Italian restaurant in the borough has new owners and a new attitude. Comments (6).

The LICH switch! Medical center finalizes merger with SUNY Downstate

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital can now officially be taken off life support. Comment.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Skull and bones found in Greenpoint backyard

Greenpoint: Cops aren’t saying a crime was committed. Not yet, at least. Comments (3).

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).

White time, wrong place as bigot leaves racist fliers on Greenpoint cars

Greenpoint: Greenpointers are upset by white supremacist fliers that were plastered all over car windows on Greenpoint Avenue near Leonard Street. Comments (73).

It’s open season on hipsters!

Subtle hate crimes against bearded, plaid-wearing, band-joining Williamsburgers keep occurring, yet no one seems to be putting an end to it! Comments (33).

Defending the PS 29 vandals — and their parents

The Dad: Here it is — The Dad’s most-controversial column ever. With parents calling for the heads of the spoiled brats who torched the PS 29 playground, our columnist finds a way to defend them. Let’s keep those cards and letters coming, folks! Comments (11).

Circus returns to the Waterfront Barge on June 5 — and the price is right

Event: The best damn circus money can buy (and now for less money). Comment.

House tour season continues, this time in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush

Event: Victorians and limestones are the highlights here. Comment.

Bushwick opens up for annual art studio tour this weekend

Art: And here’s Aaron Short’s guide to seeing (and eating) it all! Comment.

New wine bar for North Slope

Dining: Park Slope’s new wine bar has a hard metal facade — but there’s nothing gruff about its warm communal seating. Comment.

Monday, May 30, 2011

It’s Memorial Day, so show some respect

Event: Honor the fallen — and then hear a concert, eat some barbecue or go to a cool event at the Bell House. It’s all part of our Memorial Day guide! Comment.

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).

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Oh, the humanity! He jacked an old man’s scooter!

Sunday Screech: Carmine’s angry about the crime of the century! Comments (1).

A perfect day to head to the beach

Here it is, our annual opening-day-at-the-beach photo — and our Coney Island summer guide. Comments (6).

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Our days and nights on the hustings with Steve Buscemi

Park Slope: The actor, Park Sloper and former fireman sent most of Thursday rallying in support of Brooklyn firehouses. Comments (1).

Tree of Hope — Pols and locals honor fallen Council staffer Reichbach

Downtown: By Kate Briquelet Comments (2).

Friday, May 27, 2011

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).

NYU is up on Downtown thanks to latest Metrotech leases

Downtown: NYU is expanding its existing Polytechnic Institute to include two more buildings in Metrotech Center, a move that borough officials cheered as a magnet for Downtown development — and a sign that university is serious about Brooklyn. Comment.

Last weekend’s sheep-shearing thing was a hairy good time

Park Slope: Prospect Park’s sheep got a little off the top — and sides, and legs and chests — at their annual shearing last weekend. Comment.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

GUILTY! Perfetto convicted in ‘trial of the century’

Bay Ridge: A Brooklyn jury has convicted former Bay Ridge District Leader Ralph Perfetto of unlawfully posing as an attorney to help a relative during a preliminary court hearing in 2008. He’s now facing a year in the slammer. With video … Comments (9).

Fire sale! Bloomy plots closure of eight Bklyn companies

Backshaft! Comments (30).

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