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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

For hip hop, go to London

Music: The rising MC, Theophilus London, plays a free show at the Weeksville Hertiage Center on July 23. Enough said. Comment.

Gage and Tollner now a discount jewelry store

Downtown: The Fulton Mall landmark restaurant continues its transformation from high class to low end. Comments (5).

Brooklyn gets yet a new market

Shopping: The Dekalb Market opens this Saturday in Downtown. Comments (3).

Pig out! 3rd Ward’s BBQ blow-out returns this Saturday

Event: Dig in at this annual summertime feast. Comment.

Monday, July 18, 2011

How ‘Grimm’! Burlesque troupe puts sexy spin on fairy tales

Nightlife: You’ve never seen “Cinderella” like this before. Comment.

Your Celebrate Brooklyn Pick of the Week: A ‘West Side Story’ sing-along!

Music: Get your finger snaps ready. Comments (5).

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Subpoena: Bike lane backers will have to swear to tell the whole truth

Mean Streets: Did Councilman Brad Lander and the city’s Transportation Commissioner fudge the data? A lawsuit says so — and now the officials may have to testify in court. Comments (48).

One L of a crowded train

Williamsburg: Lots of people are riding the L to Williamsburg, and that’s a nightmare for locals. Comments (9).

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bklyn tinkerers come up short at hometown inventor convention

Brooklyn lost its shot at do-it-yourself domination. Comment.

Banned on the Fourth of July

Bay Ridge: An Arab-American group says it wanted to help with an Independence Day picnic in Bay Ridge, but was turned down over its ethnicity. Comments (223).

Here’s the scoop! These places go beyond your boring old cone

Dining: Breakfast cereal flavors or bacon-peanut brittle toppings, anyone? Comment.

Machine macinations! Should party bosses pick our candidates for us?

Perspective: Now that disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner has resigned, the race is on to select his replacement in Congress. But the upcoming special election, slated for Sept. 13, is far from typical: There will be no primary election; instead, Democratic and Republican party bosses have picked the candidates for us. Is this fair? We asked two longtime political insiders to weigh in on this far-from democratic process.

Livin’ on a prayer — and some killer anchovies

Dining: Bon Chovie is a hit at Smorgasburg. Comment.

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

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comments (1).

Bark’s breezy beer garden is pretty great

Bar Scrawl: Don’t let summer pass without checking out the restaurant’s new rooftop tent at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. Comment.

It’s an ‘L’ of a weekend

Weekend Watch: It’s “L” on Earth once again for anyone east of Lorimer Street. Read on for all the news that affects your plans. (Saturday, July 15 at 12:01 am to Monday, July 18 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

‘Sophie’s Choice’ on the high seas?

Williamsburg: Some Hasidic families are complaining they can’t use a new ferry service because there are too few children’s life preservers on board. Comments (41).

Raise the roof! A new greenhouse opens in Greenpoint

Greenpoint’s newest food company is raking in the green by growing lettuce year-round. Comment.

It’s wall-to-wall balls in Williamsburg!

Dining: The city’s best ballers are scooping out meaty treats on Bedford Avenue. Comment.

Karate chop! Sensei teaches self-defense in crime-filled Fort Greene Park

Fort Greene: As marauders continue to roam the park, some women are taking crime prevention into their own hands - by learning karate moves in the greenspace itself. Comments (10).

Verrazano cat becomes instant celebrity

Bay Ridge: A cat who was rescued after being thrown from a car zipping over the Verrazano Bridge this July 4 weekend has eight lives left — and all of them may be spent in the lap of luxury. Comments (6).

Hot dog! Wiener cookoff returns to Kelso this month

Event: If hot dogs topped with pretzels and peanuts is your style, head to the Clinton Hill brewery on July 23. Comment.

Cyclones fall to the Doubledays in 9-3 heartbreaker

Cyclones: The Clones prove they’re consistent - at losing. Comments (1).

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Missing Borough Park child’s remains found after frantic three-day search

A Kensington man was arrested early this morning after 8-year-old boy’s remains discovered in his refrigerator and a Dumpster, leaving the thousands who searched for him reeling. Comments (25).

Howabout that historic Wallabout!

Residents of a quaint portion of Vanderbilt Avenue in Fort Greene breathed a sigh of relief this week when the city designated the block an historic district — protected from the threat of flashy new condos like the one built there three years ago. Comment.

Espresso with that hot dog?

A new ice cream parlor that just opened on the Coney Island Boardwalk could be the first phase of an Italian invasion that would transform the People’s Playground’s honky-tonk waterfront into a haven for espresso-loving brunchers — which is exactly how the guy who controls the area wants it. Comment.

Road rage! Accidents prompt new look at bike and ped safety in Prospect Park

Mean Streets: A group of cyclists is demanding that the city paint bike symbols on the car lanes in Prospect Park in the wake of several bicycle crashes — and park officials are listening. Comments (34).

Some Catholics slam DiMarzio over same-sex marriage stance

The majority of Catholic churchgoers in Brooklyn we spoke to disagree with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio’s edict to ban politicians who voted for same-sex marriage from making official appearances at church events and to decline donations from any politician who approves of gay marriage. Comments (15).

Southern discomfort! Atlanta team swipes trophy from Brooklyn kickballers

Greenpoint: The players had the upper hand because they’re used to the heat. And, they were better. Comments (2).

Where are the fans in Coney Island? In the batter’s box

Cyclones: The Cyclones problems this season can be traced to one thing: their inability to put the bat on the ball. Comment.

Payback time: Mom-stronsity to refund PTA, with interest!

The former PTA treasurer who stole nearly $100,000 from a Cobble Hill public school will agree to pay back every penny — plus interest — if District Attorney Charles Hynes keeps her out of jail during a plea deal hammered out in court on Monday — an arrangement witnessed by many of the parents she bilked. Comments (3).

Lumber lofts! Developer plans studios over his waterfront wood warehouse

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A room with a waterfront view could be yours — if you don’t mind the smell of lumber in the morning. Comments (6).

Culture club! 155 Freeman latest art space opening in Greenpoint

Art: But you won’t be able to enjoy its mix of cinema, readings and workshops until September. Comment.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dems pick Queens guy to replace Weiner

He’s the Brooklyn machine’s candidate — and he’s from Queens! Comments (10).

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).

GOP gives Turner second shot at Weiner’s seat

The GOP has named Bob Turner — who lost to Anthony Weiner in 2010 when he battled the Midwood Mouth for his seat in Congress — as its sacrificial lamb in the upcoming special election to replace the randy rep. Comments (3).

Toxic summer! Contamination studies to begin at Newtown Creek

Greenpoint’s oil polluters will be spending their summer vacation wading through Newtown Creek. Comment.

Cyclones losing streak continues

Cyclones: The Clones fall to the Tigers 5-3 — and they have no one to blame but themselves. Comment.

It’s a wrap! Boardwalk bathrooms have squares to spare — for now

Stalls stacked following report of Soviet-style rationings. Comments (1).

Monday, July 11, 2011

‘Breakfast’ should not be served!

The screening of a classic Audrey Hepburn film at Brooklyn Bridge Park is being protested by Asian-Americans who say it features a racist character. Comments (21).

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).

Macbeth mania! It’s the summer of blood

Theater: Fake blood, that is, as Brooklyn gets several productions of Shakespeare’s deadly tragedy. Comment.

Wal-money! Big-box donates millions to city jobs program as part of PR blitz

War-Mart: The retail giant is putting its money where its mouth is as it reportedly eyes its first foray into Brooklyn. Comments (12).

Cyclones clawed by the Tigers

Cyclones: The struggling Cyclones could not deliver when it counted during Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Connecticut Tigers. Comment.

Because I said so

The Dad: Our columnist is proud of the decisions he’s made for his girls, and the decisions he let them make for themselves. He’s just not sure where to draw the line between the two. Comment.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Carmine says parents should run our schools

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine rails on how Mayor Bloomberg is running our schools! Comments (3).

Locals mark one-year anniversary of goosicide

Meadows of Shame: Never forget! Comments (5).

Exclusive! ‘Star Wars’ creator kills Ridge sci-fi marathon

Bay Ridge: Talk about the Empire striking back! Comments (25).

Oasis! Park may open atop water tunnel

Crowded Clinton Hill residents could get some sorely needed open space — atop one of the city’s major water tunnels. Comments (2).

Cyclones beat the Tigers 3-2

Cyclones: The Cyclones prove they can connect when they want to. Comments (1).

Saturday, July 9, 2011

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).

Fulton Mall under siege by shoplifters

Business owners say thieves are running amok at the popular shopping strip. Comments (3).

Cyclones game rained out

Cyclones: Friday’s Cyclones game vs. the Vermont Lake Monsters was cancelled due to rain and will be made up in a double header when the two teams clash later this month. Check back later to see how tonight’s game against the Connecticut Tigers went! Comment.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Calm down! Panel approves Atlantic Ave. fix despite residents’ concerns

A local panel unanimously approved a city plan to calm traffic at Atlantic Avenue near the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park even though residents at Thursday’s hearing — and some Community Board 6 members — said it doesn’t make the area safe enough for pedestrians. Comments (8).

Here it is, your guide to the weekend

Editor’s Picks: Get out there, Brooklyn! Comments (1).

The Clones suffer another defeat

Cyclones: The Cyclones did achieve one thing Thursday - they now lead the New York-Penn League in strike outs. Comment.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

City wants to make Atlantic Avenue more ‘pedestrian friendly’

The city is planning a major overhaul of the base of Atlantic Avenue — where pedestrians have been playing a game of “Frogger” since Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 opened last year — and it looks like the pedestrians have won. Comments (6).

Here are your kickball all-stars!

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

Cyclones drowned by Lake Monsters in 5-2 defeat

Cyclones: Even manager Rich Donnelly was bitter about this one! Comment.

Cyclones drowned by Lake Monsters in 5-2 defeat

Cyclones: Even manager Rich Donnelly was bitter about this one! Comments (2).

Friday, May 13, 2011

That’s one way to get directions

Greenpoint: Plus all the other illegal stuff from Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Riding the line between Brooklyn and that other place

Event: Matt Levy leads a bike tour along the Brooklyn-Queens border. Comment.

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