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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

On ‘cloud’ nine! Greene Grape owners lead way in web-based shopkeeping technology

Fort Greene: Thanks to them, you can turn an iPad into a cash register. Comments (4).

He’s the man! Dan Zanes plays Celebrate Brooklyn on July 16

Music: Leave the stroller at home and dance at this kid-friendly concert. Comments (1).

Mussels and more is accurately named

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The mussels and lobster was the best thing we ate this week. Comments (1).

Monday, July 11, 2011

You gotta have faith

Theater: “Romeo and Juliet” gets a religious twist in this Brooklyn Heights show. Comment.

A bridge too far! Red Hook walkway closed

The state has closed footbridge linking Red Hook students to schools in Carroll Gardens - and it won’t be ready finished by the new school year. Comments (4).

Nautical and nice! Waterfront fun coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Event: Red Hook’s Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge moves up river this month. Comment.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Williamsburger wants to make history in Greenpoint

An historic neighborhood crusader from Williamsburg — who’s already helped convince the city to landmark areas of Red Hook — has his eyes set on Greenpoint, where he’d like to turn a five-block old town oasis into a 10-block village preserve. Comments (1).

Smoke out! New signs will tell you where to barbecue in Prospect Park

Park Slope: Prospect Park officials have put up ten new “No barbecuing” signs and have hired extra weekend enforcement in the borough’s most popular green space in an attempt to douse the illegal grilling that happens there during the summer. Comments (11).

Caped crusader saves kitties

Williamsburg’s “Prowler” dresses to impress cats Comments (1).

Vito’s charity could lose big bucks

Bushwick: BY AARON SHORT Comments (6).

Friday, July 8, 2011

Just dance! Here’s where you can shake it in Brooklyn this summer

Nightlife: From outdoor dance parties to rooftop james, we’ve got you covered for a sweaty good time. Comments (3).

Good migrations! Immigrants own a majority of Brooklyn’s independent businesses

You don’t need the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to tell you about the joys of a good kimchi stew or a plate of curry goat, but a new report has found that immigrant-owned businesses just may be the beating heart of the borough’s economy, too. Comment.

Marty Golden and the gay marriage vote

Perspective: Last week, New York made history when it voted for gay marriage — and state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) made history for being the only Brooklyn state senator to not vote for it. To help recognize just how momentous this occasion is, we invited two supporters of the marriage equality legislation to react to Golden’s stance (we also reached out to Golden several times to defend his position and did not receive a response).

Up on the roof at Berry Park

Bar Scrawl: Our Bar Scrawl columnist calls this the best rooftop bar in Brooklyn! Comments (3).

Shake your groove thing!

Music: Sen. Marty Golden’s concert series includes a night of disco on July 13. If you’ve been following the gay marriage legislation, you’ll know why that’s funny. Comments (4).

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Eat this! Video shows Koby didn’t break gastronomical record

Disgraced former hot dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi claimed he beat Joey Chestnut’s world record of 68 hot dogs and buns in an unofficial July 4 stunt on a rooftop bar in Manhattan, but a shocking video taken of “the Tsunami” shows that he was about three dogs short of victory — and he may even have broken the rules of the stomach. Comments (10).

Here are your kickball all-stars!

Greenpoint: John Cougar Mellencamps sending six to the league’s sixth annual all-star game this Saturday. Comment.

Park place! Volunteers hope to keep Cadman Plaza spiffy

Brooklyn Heights: A band of volunteers is taking the upkeep of Cadman Plaza Park into their own hands, picking up rakes and raising cash to fill in where the city falls short. Comments (4).

Little bit ‘o land squabble settles out of court

The biggest little land squabble in Midwood’s history is over. Comments (2).

Sound off! Boardwalk performer complains that cops are silencing his group

Police are pressuring a posse of Coney Island performers to silence its weekend Boardwalk parties an hour earlier than its permit allows, the group’s leader charged this week. Comment.

A morality tale, set in DUMBO

Books: JG Thirwell’s new comic book takes a hare-y look at the artsy neighborhood. Comment.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Straight arrow: Bishop bans pols over gay marriage vote

The Diocese of Brooklyn banned state officials who voted for same-sex marriage from honoring students or even appearing at Catholic schools and parishes as punishment for their role in destructing “the single most important institution in human history.” Comments (64).

Sweat hogs! City doubles price of gyms

Working out on the cheap just got twice as pricey. Comment.

Hey, kids — put those books down!

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist grapples with her conflicting views of literature. Comment.

Vive la France on Bastille Day on Smith

Event: The annual celebration of liberte, egalite and Lillet is on Sunday, July 10. Comment.

This show is on the run

Theater: “Endure” takes you through Prospect Park, trailing a marathoner. Don’t worry, it only covers three miles. Comment.

Chew on this! Salty Road draws raves for its artisinal taffy

Yep, salt water taffy is cool now. Comments (5).

A halibut for summer

The chef at iCi in Fort Greene gives us a seasonal fish bounty. Comment.

Q-Tip headlines hip-hop fest

Music: The influential leader headlines the DUMBO extravaganza this weekend. Comment.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Brooklyn Bridge and some lame bridge in Prospect Park are both in ‘poor’ condition

It’s a tale of two bridges, Brooklyn Paper-style Comments (2).

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

Foodie-in-Chief: Clinton Hill’s got soul, Williamsburg wins Smith, and a top pit master goes up in smoke in this post-holiday serving of saucy gossip. Comment.

This stinks! City finishes Owls Head upgrades, but odors not gone for good

Bay Ridge: Don’t throw away those nose plugs just yet. Comments (3).

Marty loves rock ‘n’ roll!

Music: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts kick off the Beep’s free summer concert series on July 14. Comments (3).

Born again on the 4th of July! Cycones paste the Yanks 10-3

Cyclones: Batting slump? What batting slump? Comment.

Rock out at Rock Beach this summer

Music: A hipster concert series is coming to Floyd Bennett Field. You read that right. Comment.

How much is that lady tuxedo in the window?

Shopping: Park Slope’s new bridal shop is here — and it’s queer! Comment.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Chestnut wins again! But so does Kobayashi

Chestnut eats 62 hot dogs and buns in Coney to win for the fifth straight year. But Kobayashi eats 69 HDBs at the same time, miles away. Yes, the world of hot dog eating is thrown into disarray. And once again, The Brooklyn Paper is there to make sense of it all for you. Comments (2).

Enjoy the Fourth — with our help!

It’s the Fourth of July, so we’re out having fun. You should, too — with our handy guide. Comment.

Stewart homers, but Cyclones still lose 3-2

Cyclones: The hated Staten Island Yankees take advantage of a Cyclones error, leaving our Coney Island kids facing another defeat. Comment.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Carmine goes ga-ga over the Mermaid Parade

Sunday Screech: Coney Island’s making a comeback, and Carmine (above, in his younger days) is eating his way through it! Comments (3).

Cyclones drop heartbreaker to Yanks in 10

Cyclones: Our boys threw one away last night on the Rock. :( Comment.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cyclones beat Renegades 3-1, but bats remain muted

Cyclones: Still, a win is a win... Comment.

Everyone into the Double D!

Boerum Hill: Hundreds cannonballed into the Gowanus swim spot on opening day. And to think the pool almost closed for good! Comments (6).

New report: Brooklyn’s swimming waters are filthy!

A national study finds that our waters are ridden with bacteria — just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. Thanks, guys. Comments (7).

Big blue marble! Avant Yarde adds a glowing orb to Dean Street

Art: So much for the Green Lantern. Comment.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Here it is, your guide to the weekend

Editor’s Picks: And this time, that includes Monday, too! Comment.

Idle-nonsense! City wants to boot buses off of Old Fulton Street

Mean Streets: Begone smog-belching buses! Comments (10).

Cyclones take down the Renegades 16-5

Cyclones: Talk about a comeback! Comment.

Rape rash in Prospect Heights’ precinct

Prospect Heights: More rapes occurred in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights in June than anywhere else in the city, according to police reports. Comments (4).

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cyclones whiff the night away in 1-0 loss

Cyclones: The Cyclones blew into MCU Park with the wind at their backs, but left the field winded. Comment.

Ka-ching! Boro get$ ready for gay marriage

Now that gays can get married, the only color of the pride rainbow is green. Comments (6).

Same-sex marriage is all in the family for Golden

Bay Ridge: The senator may have voted against the historic legislation, but his family’s catering hall will be happy to hold the reception. Comments (8).

Party at Marty’s! Markowitz vows to open up Borough Hall for same-sex marriages

Downtown: He’s hosting an LGBT gay marriage expo to boot! Comments (4).

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