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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ahoy, mateys! Mobile museum showcases New York’s maritime wonders

Parenting: There’s more in the East River than garbage and body bags. Comment.

Pole position: City says Verizon skirted the law with major totems

Greenpoint: Verizon wasn’t supposed to put 20-foot posts in landmarked neighborhoods. Comments (7).

Friday, June 10, 2011

Save big — in your neighborhood! — with our BoroDeal coupons

Community Newspaper Group launches its first digital savings deal. This is big. Comments (2).

This is why we love Paul Martinka

A great photo — and the backstory. Comments (2).

What’s so bad about this?

Perspective: The city is moving to create more public plazas, but is infuriating drivers and some businessowners in the process. We asked two interested parties to weigh in. Click below for their opinion pieces.

Lawyer-rocker leads 10-day Bococa Arts Festival

Music: Plenty of performers have worked with Lady Gaga and Ice-T — but only one has worked with one on stage and the other in court. Comments (4).

Bierkraft’s back garden is a game changer

Bar Scrawl: Our cartoonist shows you the ins and outs (outsides, that is) of the new Bierkraft back garden. Comment.

You’ll miss the G spot this weekend

Weekend Watch: The G train is even less dependable this weekend. Read on for all the transit changes that affect your travel plans. (Saturday, June 10 at 12:01 am to Monday, June 12 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hey, you, look out! Closure on W’burg Bridge path means more bike-ped clashes

Mean Streets: The city is shutting the Williamsburg Bridge’s south pathway for six weeks this summer to improve its security — forcing pedestrians and cyclists to use only one path to get between Brooklyn and its western suburb. Comments (20).

Man, it’s hot out there!

Here it is, our obligatory “cute-kid-in-the-sprinkler” photo. Plus, today’s weather forecast! Comments (1).

‘Ample’ supply

Prospect Heights: The sequel to “Invasion of the Ice Cream Snatchers” has been put off until Wednesday. Comments (2).

How about a glass of red with ‘Days of Wine and Roses’?

Williamsburg’s last video store plans a bar and screening room. Comments (6).

It’s Northside Festival time

Music: Even more culture will flood the streets of Williamsburg and Greenpoint than usual, as the Northside Festival returns for four days of music, film and art this month. Comments (4).

Rock on! Southern Brooklyn is bursting with live music

Music: Williamsburg is great for cutting-edge, but if you want that old time rock and roll, head to Wheeler’s, Peggy O’Neill’s and the Greenhouse Cafe. Comments (3).

Celebrate Brooklyn pick of the week: A musical tribute to the Freedom Riders!

Music: Don’t miss Hal Willner’s latest curation at the Prospect Park band shell on June 16. Comment.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rabbis to Williamsburg women: Don’t wear that tank top!

Williamsburg: A Hasidic group has papered South Williamsburg with fliers demanding modesty in dress. What’s next? Burkas? Comments (44).

City kills brownstone brownstone

Brooklyn Heights: A plan to build a townhouse in historic Brooklyn Heights made of actual brownstone quarried from its original source has been stopped in its tracks by the Landmarks Preservation Commission because it thinks the retro-chic design is a “McMansion” in disguise. Comments (5).

Pro-bike CB10 member not reappointed by lane foe Gentile

Mean Streets: Long-time community activist and bike lane advocate Bob Cassara has been booted from Community Board 10 after nearly 10 years, the only member of the panel who sought re-appointment but did not get it. Comments (11).

Ridgites show they give a ‘rat’s ass’ about gay marriage

Bay Ridge: Dozens of gay marriage supporters rallied on Monday at the Bay Ridge office of state Sen. Marty Golden, slamming the Republican lawmaker for dismissively saying that Brooklynites “don’t give a rat’s ass” about the issue yet then introducing a bill last month indicating just the opposite. Comments (50).

Air apparent! Fake guitar championships are back

Can Ricky Stinkfingers do it again? Comment.

EPA releases list of the Gowanus Canal’s ‘Dirty Seven’

Cleaning Our Waterways: The feds have rounded up the usual suspects as part of the Superfund effort. Comments (3).

Larry King (who else?) does an interview (what else?) on a stoop (where else?)

Cobble Hill: The TV legend crashes a conversation for “TalkStoop” on Wyckoff Street. Comments (1).

This event is the Shat

Nightlife: A tribute to — and satire of — Captain James T. Kirk (and the legendary actor who created him). Comments (1).

The ‘Maine’ event — a new book from Sullivan

Books: And it’s the must read this summer — even at 400 pages! Comment.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Member item! Rep. Weiner admits softcore tweet

Politics: The Sheepshead Bay congressman admits that he sent that lewd photo to a 21-year-old — and carried on at least five other online dalliances. Comments (17).

After Ringling snub, Coney gets another circus operator

Coney Island: Say hello to the Vidbel Circus! Comments (4).

Underground art festival undermined by underperforming underground

Bushwick: Arts in Bushwick’s open studios festival becomes a ghost town because the MTA picked the wrong weekend to cut L-train service. Comments (4).

Our ‘Ample Hills’ update: One more day before the grand re-opening

Prospect Heights: The sequel to “Invasion of the Ice Cream Snatchers” has been put off until Wednesday. Comments (1).

There’s a reason they’re called ‘Never Scared’

This year’s Brooklyn Kickball is turning into a laugher for the boys in purple. Comments (1).

Eat it! Williamsburg Walks includes restaurants this time

Williamsburg: This year’s Williamsburg Walks pedestrian plaza could have been called “Williamsburg Eats.” Comments (1).

Leave your kids alone for a change!

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist leaves her kid alone in a playground — so what’s wrong with that? Comments (16).

Hill Cafe gives you the recipe for a hot new cool summer dish

Dining: It’s Sea Bass with Baby Bok Choi — and it’s simple and delicious. Comment.

Torah! Torah! Torah! Williamsburg shuls go crazy for new scrolls

Williamsburg: The holiest book gave way to the holiest street parades in Williamsburg. Comments (2).

Celebrate ‘Bloomsday’ — and Joyce — at the Brooklyn Lyceum

The famous day in the author’s “Ulysses” will be honored with a reading, food and, of course, drink. Comment.

More trouble at Ratner’s malls

Fort Greene: Not only do Atlantic Terminal an Atlantic Center make more appearances in the blotter, but so does Fort Greene Park and the iPhone thief. Plus all the other crime reports from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (9).

Monday, June 6, 2011

This time, ‘Ample Hills’ of ice cream are promised

Prospect Heights: Get ready for “Invasion of the Ice Cream Snatchers — The Sequel”! Comments (2).

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).

This year, King Neptune needs a diet!

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade crowns ‘Man v. Food’ glutton Richman as its honoree at the June 18 march. Comment.

Park Slope gets a butcher shop that even Jonathan Safran Foer could love (maybe)

Shopping: Fleisher’s, to open in September, is all organic. Comments (19).

This week’s tasty — but less filling! — food gossip

Foodie-in-Chief: You can blame St. Anselm for the “less filling” part. Our Foodie-in-Chief gives you all the dish. Comments (1).

Swing’s the thing this summer at the Library

Event: Head to the Central Branch on Thursdays for a free dance series — and finally perfect that lindy hop. Comments (2).

Victorian Flatbush house tour is not one to miss

Event: Don’t miss your chance to explore the suburban oasis that is Ditmas Park. Comment.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Massive fire in Prospect Heights guts building

Prospect Heights: A massive inferno reduced a vacant Prospect Heights building into a smoky, crumbling ruin on Saturday — and squatters could be to blame. Comment.

Sunday mystery: What happened to the goslings?

And then there was one. Comments (21).

Carmine hates ‘Dancing with the Stars’ — but loves the Aquarium!

Sunday Screech: My ears are killing me — and I’m certainly not ready to rumba — because of this horrible music they insist on playing on “Dancing with the Stars.” I mean, why are they forcing these great stars to dance to music that doesn’t have a beat! No wonder some of them look foolish. It’s ridiculous! Comments (1).

CB6 sees ‘Whole’ lot of positives in store

Gowanus: Whole Foods cleared the first hurdle in its effort to build a White House-sized megastore on the Gowanus Canal last week, winning the support of a community board panel, even as many locals demanded that the green grocer downsize its plan. Comments (8).

Friday, June 3, 2011

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).

Work in the park! DUMBO is city’s first all-Wi Fi neighborhood

DUMBO: DUMBO threw the switch on free, neighborhood-wide wireless Internet service on Thursday, making the area between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges the first true Silicon Alley in the city. Comment.

Gutter bawls! Gunpoint robbery at Maple Lanes nets $80K

Two gunmen made off with $80,000 from Bensonhurst’s Maple Lanes bowling alley in a brazen daylight robbery on Wednesday afternoon. Comments (5).

A new destination for serious beer lovers

Nightlife: The Draft Barn mini-empire grows with a new bar on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay. Comment.

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