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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Arg, mateys! A pirate festival is coming to Red Hook this Saturday

Event: There will be lots of swashbuckling and “Shiver me timbers!” Comment.

Mathletes master advanced kickball

Greenpoint: The Mathletes multiplied their kicking opportunties and divided opponents during Sunday’s scorching matches. Comments (3).

Monday, July 25, 2011

Start spreading the ‘Newsies’! Singalong on Friday at the Bell House

Cinema: Calling all kings of New York. Comment.

V-Gay Day! Boro hosts scores of same-sex marriages on Sunday

Downtown: Dozens of gay couples tied the knot in Brooklyn on Sunday — on the very first day they could legally wed in the state — prompting a heartfelt celebration, tears of joy, and, a few protesters who hauled fire-and-brimstone-threatening signs all the way from Kansas. Comments (24).

Celebrate Brooklyn pick of the week — Mark Morris!

Dance: The outdoor festival shows that it’s not just about music. Comment.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bueller? Bueller? Classic coming-of-age story to unspool in McCarren Park

Cinema: Don’t play hooky on the greatest hooky movie ever. Comments (1).

What, me a hacker?! Target of international manhunt speaks!

Williamsburg: A target of a global sting on an elusive group of computer hackers this week said he has no idea why feds banged down the door of his former apartment in Bushwick as part of coordinated international manhunt on Tuesday. Comments (27).

Saturday Night Fever at Mister Sunday

Bar Scrawl: Our Bar Scrawl columnist digs the scene at the Gowanus dance party. Comment.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

City on PPW suit: Bring it on!

Mean Streets: The city will fight the Prospect Park West bike lane lawsuit on its merits, instead of seeking its dismissal on a technicality, lawyers told a judge on Wednesday. Comments (49).

Don Draper in Clinton Hill! ‘Mad Men’ star shooting flick on Grand Avenue

Clinton Hill: Yep, that was Don Draper taking in the summer breeze from one of the best places around — a Clinton Hill stoop. Comments (6).

Pay to play! Free volleyball hours at Pier 6 are curtailed

Bridge ‘Park’: A co-ed volleyball league will take over Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park for two nights a week in exchange for providing free public workshops and funding for court maintenance — the latest sign that public-private partnerships are shoring up the waterfront park’s revenues. Comments (1).

Marty’s marriage marathon! Beep to open up Borough Hall for gay nups on Sunday

Brooklyn Heights: Get on board Marty’s Marriage Train! Comments (2).

Source: State won’t fund kayak center on Newtown Creek

Ambitious plans for a boathouse along the Newtown Creek ran aground this week when state officials indicated they would not fund the project because the city objects to kayaking in the fetid waterway, according to a source familiar with the project. Comments (16).

Worst boss of the week! ACS manager attacks his staff

Williamsburg: An Administration of Childrens Services supervisor berated his staff so much during a conference at his Williamsburg office that they called the cops. Comments (4).

The freakiest, geekiest circus folks around!

Event: The Coney Island Talent Show returns to the Boardwalk this month. Comment.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Separate and unequal at the Barclays Center

Atlantic Yards: High rollers at the Barclays Center will get their own VIP entrance — with a concierge desk and a sleek chandelier — when the $800-million arena opens in Prospect Heights next fall. Comments (13).

‘Tobacco’ smoke! St. Ann’s leader blames community and sadly talks of DUMBO pullout

DUMBO: The St. Ann’s Warehouse theater company will leave DUMBO now that a federal judge blocked the city from allowing the historic Tobacco Warehouse from becoming its future home — and theater officials are blaming the community groups for getting in the way. Comments (9).

Raid! FBI storms into McKibbin Lofts looking for hackers

Bushwick: A worldwide crackdown on the hacker group known as Anonymous touched down in the McKibbin Lofts in East Williamsburg early on Tuesday — but the target of the FBI raid there had already flown the coop, residents and authorities said. Comments (5).

Our hero! C Town manager is getting the word out about sexual assaults

Williamsburg: A humble supermarket manager is doing a better job than the NYPD of informing Williamsburg women that a sexual predator is apparently on the loose. Comments (8).

Bike lane lie? Beep testimony casts doubt on city position

Mean Streets: Borough President Markowitz says the city is lying to protect its most controversial bike lane. Comments (28).

It’s summer — can we let the kids relax?

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist grapples with letting her kids mellow out rather than be enriched all the time. Comments (2).

City too poor to build promised Bushwick Inlet Park

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s largest waterfront park has stalled — perhaps permanently — because the city doesn’t have the cash to buy the land. Comments (38).

Holey mitt! Cyclone first baseman won’t give up his battered glove

Cyclones: Cole Frenzel is living on duct tape, string and superstition. Comment.

Nice rack! City to cut two parking spaces on Smith Street for bike parking lot

Mean Streets: A bike parking corral will soon replace two spaces on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens — a move that neighbors say will fix the treacherous intersection with Sackett Street. Comments (17).

‘Looney Tunes’ this ain’t

Cinema: Brooklyn’s biggest animation festival is no child’s play. Comment.

Talking about that old-time tradition

Music: The roots enthusiasts that make up the Union Street Preservation Society were born about 100 years too late. Comments (1).

Clones pummel the Ironbirds

Cyclones: A big win by the visiting Cyclones. Comment.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Jose, Jose, Jose, Jose! Reyes lights up MCU Park for a day

Met superstar Jose Reyes slummed it as a Cyclone on Monday, creating a fan and media frenzy at MCU Park, though the Major League all-star failed to bring the one thing the struggling Cyclones really needed — a “W.” 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).

Rats on the run at Atlantic Yards?

Atlantic Yards: Rat-plagued residents of Prospect Heights will get relief from the rodent infestation caused by the Atlantic Yards project — courtesy of the developer himself. Comments (5).

Perfetto gets community service in ‘attack’ on legal system

Former Bay Ridge District Leader Ralph Perfetto was slapped with 70 hours of community service for masquerading as a lawyer in 2008 after a judge agreed with a prosecutor’s assertion that the victimless crime was “an attack on the heart of the legal system.” Comments (12).

Fault lines are showing on the New Frontiersmen

Greenpoint: The top-ranked team in Brooklyn Kickball had a bad weekend. Comment.

PS 29 principal gets slush fund

Cobble Hill: Parents at scandal-tarred PS 29 have created an $8,000 slush fund for their beloved principal — and it’s all legal. Comments (12).

Old ‘Gold’: New Ridge deli goes back to Brooklyn’s roots

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge has struck gold — in the form of homemade egg salad, potato-horseradish knishes, and giant pastrami sandwiches. Comments (24).

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

Foodie-in-Chief: Bubby’s bubble bursts (along with a pipe) in DUMBO, a fresh egg readies to hatch in Williamsburg, and the Grapes are always greener in Fort Greene. Ready, set, gossip! Comment.

Bard goes Brooklyn! Troupe sets ‘Merry Wives’ in Windsor … Terrace!

Theater: Brave New World Repertory’s new production adds more than just some much-needed “dese” and “dems” to the Bard’s classic comedy. Comment.

Brutal beating near Navy Yard

Fort Greene: Two brothers are battered by a gang of 12. Plus all the other crime reports from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Oh what a gripe! Marty’s new concert home a concrete jungle

Coney Island: Many who attended opening night of Borough President Markowitz Summer Seaside Concert Series in Coney Island say Asser Levy Park is a better place to enjoy the show. Comments (14).

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

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

Coco66 gets 86’ed! Cops shutter Greenpoint club in liquor violation

Nightlife: Police shuttered the bar after allegedly served alcohol without a license — the latest attempt to step up enforcement on noisy neighborhood joints. Comments (5).

Porterhouse perfection!

Prime Time: Joe tells you how to grill steak just right. Comments (3).

Cyclones beat Spinners in 4-1 rout

Cyclones: Richard Lucas homers, continuing Brooklyn’s winning streak. Comment.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Carmine’s hungry for Coney Island nostalgia — and meatballs!

Sunday Screech: My stomach has been rumbling louder than the Cyclone as it goes down the second hill since I started reminiscing about eating delicious meatball sandwiches at Coney Island after I saw that fantastic picture of myself working at the Ravenhall Pool in Sunday’s most popular web feature. Comments (2).

Cut to the Corps! Grimm bars fed money from funding move from Fort Hamilton

Bay Ridge: The Army Corps of Engineers won’t leave the Fort Hamilton Army Base for an office in Manhattan — a big victory for Rep. Michael Grimm, who had inserted language into an appropriations bill that would have barred the Corps from using federal funds to move. Comments (4).

Cyclones beat Spinners in dizzying 5-4 victory

Cyclones: Brooklyn’s winning streak continues. Comment.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Get your free ice cream!

Dining: A Ben and Jerry’s truck will be parked outside of the Lovin’ Cup today giving out free ice cream. Scoop’s on. Comment.

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).

Red Hook camp denied access to its own hood’s pool — again!

Red Hook: For the second year in a row, these kids can’t cool off in their local pool, while other city campers have no hold-up. What gives? Comment.

Cyclones take down Doubledays 10-4

Cyclones: Brooklyn’s bats come back to life as they defeat Auburn in heated rubber game. Comment.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tobacco noed! Judge says that feds and state broke rules at Warehouse

Bridge ‘Park’: A judge has blocked a plan to turn the historic Tobacco Warehouse in Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park into the new home of St. Ann’s Warehouse, a DUMBO theater company that had planned to move there. Comments (1).

Bklyn tinkerers come up short at hometown inventor convention

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

Here it is, your guide to the weekend

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

Cyclones defeat the Doubledays 2-0

Cyclones: The losing streak is over — for now. Comment.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Supreme Court judge orders new study of Atlantic Yards impact

But it stops short of stopping the development completely. Comments (14).

‘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).