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Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011

Get on your Soapbox — Derby, that is — this Saturday on 17th Street

Open Source Gallery hosts its annual race — for kids of all ages! Comment.

Monday, Aug. 1, 2011

Play it, Sam! Burlesque troupe reaches the apex — a naughty ‘Casablanca’

Nightlife: “Wasablanca” is a “Casablanca”-themed night of intrigue, gambling, jazz music, belly dancing and a scantily clad reenactment of the Oscar-winning film. Comments (1).

Mission from God! ‘Blues Brothers’ comes to Coney

Cinema: The greatest musical ever screens on Aug. 6. Comments (1).

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our big gay wedding photo spread!

Downtown: Dozens of same-sex couples got married as gay marriage finally became legal. Here’s a photo spread celebrating the love. Comments (14).

Friday, July 29, 2011

Who needs the great outdoors with this cookbook?

Books: Pick up a copy of “Campfire Cookery” today. Comment.

Enter sand hands! Coney Island to host annual sculpting contest

Event: These guys will blow your regular old sand castle out of the water. Comment.

Who doesn’t love ice cream in booze?

Bar Scrawl: Our Bar Scrawl columnist certainly does. Comments (2).

Weekend looks pretty good

Weekend Watch: Not a lot of changes on the rails this weekend, but a few lines are tricky. Read on for all the transit news that affects your weekend plans. (Saturday, July 29 at 12:01 am to Monday, Aug. 1 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Living on a prayer! Old First Reformed opens a homeless shelter

Park Slope: Rev. Daniel Meeter, long frustrated by vagrants sleeping outside his church, now welcomes the homeless inside at night with showers, food and a bed. Oh, but one thing: Think of the children! Comments (9).

Workers to Ratner: Hey, where are the jobs?

Atlantic Yards: Local workers who once championed the Atlantic Yards project have turned their back on developer Forest City Ratner — vowing to protest every two weeks until they get what they were promised: thousands of jobs. Comments (23).

Boerum Hill post office must ‘deliver’ in 90 days — or else

Boerum Hill: Boerum Hill’s disorganized and dirty post office has 90 days to get its act together, Brooklyn’s postmaster says — bringing relief to residents who’ve suffered at the hands of their local station for years. Comments (7).

Big Easy, this wasn’t — artist paints his way through New Orleans

Art: Joseph Milazzo shows off his latest one-topic works. Comment.

Jerk yourself silly with the best chicken in Flatbush

Dining: Our poultry-loving scribe hits the street to bring you jerk chicken that’s worth a trip to the neighborhood. Comments (1).

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Andrew Dice Clay to play Brooklyn!

Event: A Brooklyn (and Brooklyn Paper!) legend finally plays his native borough. Comments (9).

Want to buy Hank’s bar? It’s being auctioned tomorrow

Downtown: One of the last real dives in Brownstone Brooklyn will be sold at a foreclosure auction on Thursday — and regulars are crying in their beer. Comments (16).

Rep. Mike is a Grimm bulb!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s Republican congressman fights an energy efficiency bill in the name of getting the “nanny state” off your back. Comments (26).

Many people were visibly excited about the naked bike ride on Sunday

Williamsburg: An annual event to highlight clean living draws hundreds. Comments (9).

Midseason report cards for the struggling Cyclones

Cyclones: A team that is typically top of its class is hanging out with the slackers. Comment.

Charter territory: Artists evicted from Gowanus for school

Gowanus: A booming charter school serving Park Slope will move into an artist loft, forcing out dozens residents, hip business owners and creative types. Comments (4).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Take his wife, please! Marty fined $20K for Jamie’s tagalong junkets

Downtown: Borough President Markowitz abused his government position by scoring three free overseas trips for his wife, a city ethics panel ruled on Monday, but the Beep defiantly denied the allegation. Comments (28).

Mathletes master advanced kickball

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

Clones ‘slam’ Spikes!

Cyclones: Travis Taijeron hits a bases-full dinger to pace the Cyclones. Comment.

Thief steals a woman’s scooter!

Carroll Gardens: Plus, more from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

‘Antigone’ is one serious play

Theater: And it’s coming to Mount Prospect Park on Sunday. Comments (1).

Bloodshed on Nassau Avenue as jeweler is shot

Greenpoint: Two thieves wounded a Greenpoint jeweler with a bullet to his chest before robbing his Nassau Avenue store in broad daylight on Monday. Comments (1).

Monday, July 25, 2011

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).

Very quiet night for Clone bats in 5-1 loss

Cyclones: After three big nights, finally, a comedown. Comment.

Sufjan Stevens two-times us! Artist adds second ‘Celebrate Brooklyn’ show

Music: You’ve enjoyed a whole summer of free concerts, now here’s a chance to give back — again. Comment.

Catch ‘Dengue Fever’ at Southpaw next week

Music: Sure, some of the songs are in Khmer, but this Cambodian surf-pop band rocks! Comment.

Dad sends his ‘love’ letters

The Dad: Our columnist is a serial correspondent with his girls at camp — which naturally means he’s the better parent, right? Comments (1).

Junk justice: City allows ‘problem’ car shop to stay open

Bay Ridge: The city has ignored a local panel’s plea to shut down a troublesome auto repair shop that had operated without a permit for years by renewing a zoning variance that lapsed in 2003 — allowing what residents call a “junk yard” to stay in business. Comment.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Good night nurse! Long Island College Hospital closes its program

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital abruptly pulled the plug on its nursing school — giving outraged students scant notice about the life-changing event. Comments (8).

You think the post office is bad? Try Fed Ex!

Sunday Screech: Either Carmine is really mad at Fed Ex, or he’ll go a long way to cover up forgetting to get his sister a present for her 91st birthday! Comments (12).

Navy Yard supermarket plan moves forward

Fort Greene: A local panel has greenlighted the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s long-stalled plans to build a major supermarket — but preservationists slammed the plan’s collateral damage: the loss of historic, but crumbling, buildings in the 19th-century Admirals Row. Comments (5).

Big win in Pennsylvania for Clones

Cyclones: With this 8–4 win, the Clones have scored 32 runs in three games. Comment.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Britisher’s View: Is Linda Sar-ious?

Perspective: Our columnist says the head of the Arab American Association on NY needs to wave the Stars and Stripes! Comments (18).

Another mega-win for Cyclones

Cyclones: One night after a 13-0 win, an 11-1 victory over the same lame Ironbirds. Comments (1).

Friday, July 22, 2011

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).

Biggest win ever? Clones win 13-0.

Cyclones: A 20-hit barrage makes this one a laugher. Comments (1).

Clam on the half sell! Trio seeks funds for oyster bar

Dining: It’s the DIY clam shack. Comments (4).

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

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment.

Hot enough for you? Not for The Weekender!

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (2).

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Clones lose a heartbreaker

Cyclones: After coming back from a 6–2 deficit to tie the game in the ninth, the pen blows it in the 10th. Comment.

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).

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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.

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).

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