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Monday, June 27, 2011

Hello, Norma Jeane! Marilyn Monroe gets 14-film retrospective at BAM

Cinema: Marilyn Monroe is finally getting the big-screen bash she deserves. Comment.

Brooklyn is Justin Townes Earle country

Music: There’s a lot of puns in that headline, but suffice it to say, country star Justin Townes Earle will headline Celebrate Brooklyn on Thursday. Comment.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

State: Old Red Hook barge is history

Red Hook: A 73-year-old ship that’s been converted into a Red Hook cultural center may soon be added to the National Register of Historic Places. Comments (1).

Friday, June 24, 2011

Trashed! Neighbors say vacant lot is a health risk

The owner of a vacant lot in Kensington has allowed it to become a trash pile that’s home to vermin, marsupials, and cats — and neighbors say the city won’t do anything to clean up the mess. Comments (1).

!Viva Zapata! The inside story of how a Cyclone hit a homer off a New York Yankee

Cyclones: Nelfi Zapata’s Sunday night homer was a major deal for the minor-leaguer. Comment.

The dish on school food

Perspective: The city’s school system feeds more than 800,000 kids every day. But does the city do a good job? We asked a healthy food activist (who thinks the city could do better) and a city official (who thinks the city is doing very well, thank you). Click below for the opinion pieces.

The ‘Summer of Vishnu’ starts Friday at the Brooklyn Museum

Art: A three-month ode to Hinduism’s blue-skinned savior. Comment.

Worst weekend ever?

Weekend Watch: It’s a big weekend for train service in the borough. Read on for all the news that affects your plans this weekend. (Saturday, June 25 at 12:01 am to Monday, June 27 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chicken man! This farmer is pushing urban ranching

The newest urban trend to hit Brooklyn isn’t actually new — and there’s nothing “urban” about it. Comments (8).

Anchors? Away! City looks to be torpedoing its own boathouse plan

Greenpoint: The city is trying to sink its own boathouse. Comments (4).

City goes ‘Fourth’ with new Slope avenue plan

Park Slope: Could Fourth Avenue become the new Fifth Avenue? Comments (13).

Bugging out! Miss Bugs has first American show

Art: It’s quite a coup for Bed-Stuy’s Brooklynite Gallery. Comments (1).

Meet the craftsmen and women behind Brooklyn’s foodie movement

Dining: Think of it as an open studios tour of local food manufacturers. Yes, there will be samples. Comment.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More budget woes kill 2012 show at Brooklyn Museum

Prospect Heights: The institution, which slashed hours last week, now announces that it has canceled a major spring exhibition due to the “current financial climate.” Comments (4).

Williamsburg on a roll! Two new bike shops put Billyburg ahead of the Slope

Williamsburg: The battle of bike-friendly neighborhoods has reached a new stage as two new bicycle shops opened in North Brooklyn within the past month. Comments (17).

Let’s stay together! Divorces are way down in Brooklyn

Moves to Splitsville are down 25 percent in just four years (it’s the economy, stupid). Comments (1).

Pizza the action! Charges dropped against Lucali owner and stabber

Carroll Gardens: DA Hynes abandons his attempted murder case after neither victim sings. Yessiree, it’s Carroll Gardens like it used to be! Comments (2).

This pool would be a real plus

Bridge ‘Park’: Now this is a swimming hole! Comments (5).

If you’re happy and you know it — fill out this artist’s card

Art: In Park Slope, a card catalogue offers hundreds of “reasons” to be happy. Good luck finding one that works for you. Comments (11).

Cyclones win, 3-2, in the ninth!

Cyclones: Fifteen batters strike out, but the Brooks still triumph! Comment.

Bay Ridge ‘mini-Madoff’ sentenced to 20 years

Bay Ridge: A corrupt “mini-Madoff” was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week — one year for each million he allegedly defrauded from his investors during a 30-year Ponzi scheme. Comments (1).

‘Golden’ ticket! Campy Coney play lets wives get revenge over their scandal-ridden pols

Theater: And, guess what, it’s not an Anthony Weiner comedy! Comment.

‘Garden’ of eating on dour Fourth Avenue

Shopping: Park Slope’s new organic grocery has a hippie-inspired décor, but there’s nothing mellow about the owner’s all-hours work ethic. Comment.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Get to sleep, already! Finally, a kid’s book for parents

Books: Akashic Books has just published the most honest children’s book of all time (so honest, that we can’t even print its title!). Comments (6).

A close-knit piano in DUMBO

DUMBO: Piano Concerto No. 2 in slip-stitch minor, maestro. Comment.

Navy Yard supermarket moves ahead

Fort Greene: The crumbling Admirals Row will finally be transformed into a giant supermarket and retail and industrial space under the latest redevelopment plan unveiled by the Brooklyn Navy Yard this week. Comments (1).

Losing her — and her kids’ — religion

Fearless Parenting: Believe it! Our columnist has pulled her kids out of Hebrew school! Comments (29).

Cyclones beat the Ironbirds, 5-4

Cyclones: The pen staves off a furious late-game rally for the team’s third win in four games. Comment.

Cyclone skipper not yet K-oncerned about strikeouts

Ridin’ the Cyclones: But he should be — this team is whiffing like Little Leaguers. Comment.

Something’s fishy! Old school appetizing joint opens on Smith Street

Shopping: No more trekking to the Lower East Side — or Fairway! — for whitefish. Comment.

Hot dog! Pier 6 rooftop bar opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Bark Hot Dogs opened a rooftop concession on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, bringing beer and frankfurters to a space that’s isolated from wide dining options. Comments (2).

Hurts so good! Mellencamps are back!

Greenpoint: Kickball’s defending champs still own its runner-up rivals. Comment.

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

Foodie-in-Chief: Everything from a old name for a new bar to Alan Harding’s balls (rice balls, silly). Comment.

Town Hall meeting to save Fort Greene Park

Fort Greene: In this park, the soccer field is a dust bowl, the tennis courts are cracked, and portable toilets have long replaced the broken bathrooms. But the Fort Greene Park Conservancy wants to find an answer — this Thursday! Comment.

Gunpoint mugging on St. James Place

Fort Greene: “Give me your phone or I will shoot you,” he said. Plus all the other crime reports from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (3).

Don’t stop ‘til you get enough at this Michael Jackson sing-along show

Music: Dancing, music videos, costumes — you can’t beat it. Comment.

Monday, June 20, 2011

God’s country? Red Hook street gets heavenly name

Red Hook: Are seven dead 9-11 firefighters in heaven? The city says, “Yes.” Atheists say, “Whoa, nelly!” Comments (47).

Cops think they have cured the pain in the brass

Bay Ridge: The 68th Precinct collars a suspect in the theft of virtually every brass bannister on Owls Head Court. Comments (1).

Coney’s illegal furniture stores are packing up

Coney Island: Four longtime Coney Island furniture stores that are loathed by People’s Playground enthusiasts for taking up prime amusement district real estate are finally packing it in. Comments (5).

Cyclones beat Yankees — despite Phil Hughes’s slumming

Cyclones: A major leaguer starts for the Baby Bombers, but the Cyclones come out on top. Comment.

Dead men do tell tales — in this play at Green-Wood Cemetery

Theater: “The Spoon River Project” at the old boneyard is a must-see. Comment.

This weekend, a beer crawl like it oughta be

Dining: Drink for two days and save $40 doing it. Comments (2).

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Carmine cements his opinion on the Boardwalk

Sunday Screech: The Screecher says concrete “wood” be better! Comments (9).

Brownout! The Cyclones have three guys with the same surname

Cyclones: They say you can’t tell the players without a scorecard, but with this year’s Cyclones, the scorecard isn’t much help. Comment.

Cyclones drop home opener to hated Yankees

Cyclones: The Cyclones’ dream of a perfect season died with a 3–2 loss to the Baby Bombers. Comment.

Nets start planting roots in Brooklyn (we mean that literally)

Atlantic Yards: The team promises to plant 300 trees in the area around the controversial Barclays Center. Comments (9).

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tonight — Box hockey tournament in Williamsburg

The fastest growing bar game in history will crown its world champion tonight at Pandemic Gallery. Comments (5).

Brooklyn Museum eliminates Friday night hours

Prospect Heights: Another money-saving move by the struggling institution. Comments (5).

Cyclones beat Yanks, 5-3, in season opener!

Cyclones: The Cyclones’ dream of a perfect season got off to a good start with a crisp win against their cross-Narrows rivals in the opening night game of the 2011 season. Comment.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Weiner won’t shrivel up and disappear

The congressman has resigned, but you’ll see him rising again, insiders said. Comments (14).

Mask men! Help these actors find their missing ‘Macbeth’ prop

Come out, damned prop! Comments (26).

City: Ends justify the means on the Prospect Park West bike lane

Mean Streets: Responding to a lawsuit, the city says that the Prospect Park West bike lane is legal because, well, it works! Comments (69).

Summer travel special! Our handy guide to Budapest

With a new nonstop from American Airlines, there’s never been a better time to explore this Central European capital. Comments (2).

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Saturday and Sunday

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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).

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