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Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

Enjoy Fifth Avenue’s food — for free!

Dining: Park Slope’s commercial strip throws a party — and you get the present. Comment.

Neighbor ruins Prospect Heights garden

Meadows of Shame: A reckless building owner in Prospect Heights destroyed an adjoining community garden on Vanderbilt Avenue by dumping a giant mound of dirt and rocks on top of vegetables and plants to build a wall between his land and the greenspace. Comments (71).

Monday, Sept. 5, 2011

Picture yourself … seeing ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in Coney Island

Cinema: This is classic rock and roll kitsch. Comment.

Cops track another attack by South Slope sex fiend

Windsor Terrace: A sex fiend groped another woman in South Slope on Saturday in the seventh assault in the area since March — days after cops ramped up their efforts to catch the attempted rapist. Comments (4).

Brooklyn Boulders throw an off-the-wall party!

Event: A birthday bash for the Gowanus climbing gym on Sept. 10 that will feature rock climbing and much, much more. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 2, 2011

Hairy situation! Mustache and beard competitors face off in Coney

Event: Get ready for miles of whiskers on Sept. 10. Comments (1).

Cops ramp up hunt for South Slope sex fiend

Windsor Terrace: Cops in South Slope are passing out hundreds of “Wanted” posters and boosting patrols in an effort to nab a sex fiend who’s prowled the area since March. Comments (1).

Nerd out! It’s Galapagos Art Space’s nerdiest night of the year

Event: Get drunk and learn things at the DUMBO venue on Sept. 9. Comment.

A rave for the new Mo’s!

Bar Scrawl: This place (now Mo’s without the “e”) is great — except for the Happy Hour margarita, apparently. Comments (6).

A Labor Day G-saster!

Weekend Watch: Unless the apocalyptic fury of Mother Nature’s hateful wrath descends upon us again, it’ll be pretty smooth sailing for subway riders during the long weekend (except for the G — but you knew that). Read on for all the news that affects your commute. (Saturday, Sept. 3 at 12:01 am to Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011

So, did Stephen Brown really win ‘Journalist of the Year’?

Podcast: It was announced in January, yet the doubts persist. This video will make the case definitively. With video … Comment.

Rogelio does it again! Fort Greene’s mug-holding legend is going to the nationals

Fort Greene: The busboy at Der Schwarze Kolner bested a Manhattan rival to earn a slot in the U.S. mug-holding competition. Comments (1).

Cyclist run down on Williamsburg street

Mean Streets: A woman falls from her bike and is killed on Bushwick Avenue on Tuesday night. Comments (41).

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

BQE needs emergency roadwork

Mean Streets: Expect nighttime delays on the hurricane-battered byway. Comments (3).

Cops hunt South Slope sex fiend

Windsor Terrace: An attempted rapist who has terrorized South Slope and surrounding neighborhoods since March attacked his fifth victim last Friday. Comments (29).

From kickball legend to Marine hero — the story of Eduardo Ortiz

Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Paper interviews Brooklyn United’s legendary Eduardo “The Corporal” Ortiz, who has missed most of the season because he’s in Afghanistan (doing soldier stuff, silly, not playing kickball!). It’s a touching interview you won’t read anywhere else. Comment.

Schlock an awwww at Gage and Tollner site

Downtown: City officials are upset over a cheap jewelry store’s renovations to a historic Brooklyn restaurant space. Comments (2).

Call a gynecologist! ‘Vagina Tree’ is deflowered in McCarren Park

Greenpoint: Hurricane Irene claims another victim! Comments (18).

Demise of LIRR tombstones is a victory for all!

Brooklyn Angle: The MTA’s decision to remove 14 granite sarcophagi in front of the LIRR’s Atlantic Terminal brings this newspaper’s crusade to a satisfying close. Comments (8).

Cyclone hurlers toss one-hitter in big road win

Cyclones: Wild-card race remains even with five games to play. Comment.

This long weekend should be a ‘Labor’ of love

Event: And it will be — with our handy guide. You’re welcome. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011

Bollard backtrack! MTA reverses course on Atlantic Terminal security sarcophagi

Fort Greene: Exclusive: The massive coffins in front of the Long Island Rail Road terminal will be replaced with reasonable security measures. Comments (12).

Greenpoint drunks ruining McCarren Park playground with filth

Greenpoint: Parks officials are scrambling to clean a McCarren Park playground regularly covered in human feces and urine from neighborhood vagabonds. Comments (22).

Hey, Irene, we give up!

Fearless Parenting: Her column is called “Fearless Parenting” — but when Irene came knocking, she tossed the kids in the car and fled. Did she do the right thing? Comments (4).

More bike help in Grand Army Plaza

Mean Streets: The construction that’s been bottlenecking traffic on Grand Army Plaza for weeks will soon pay off for commuters — bike commuters, that is. Comments (46).

This week’s tasty food gossip — from the ‘Burg to the Hook

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s the ultimate antidote to endless hurricane coverage — a windfall of local restaurant gossip! Change is definitely brewing in Bay Ridge … talk about a perfect food storm. Comment.

Cyclones split double-header

Cyclones: Wild-card race is all even with six games to play. Comment.

Whitman sampler! Walt’s sexiest poem becomes a musical

Theater: Walt Whitman’s classic “Song of Myself” finds itself a soundtrack! Comment.

Fort Greene thieves love iPhones

Fort Greene: Perhaps it was a tribute to Steve Jobs. Plus all the other crime reports from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (7).

Monday, Aug. 29, 2011

Hurricane — what hurricane? Irene blew!

In the wake of Hurrican Irene, most Brooklynites are asking themselves what the fuss was about. Comments (4).

Ted Mann says his South Slope beer garden will be massive and inviting

Nightlife: A large outdoor beer hall and concert space is being built in the South Slope — and neighbors in the quiet, semi-industrial area are worried about a roaring frat party. Comments (18).

Boro mighty are not so high on city’s ‘Skyscraper Historic District’ plan

Brooklyn Heights: A veritable who’s-who of Brooklyn’s most powerful landlords is coming out swinging against a city plan to landmark nearly two dozen tall buildings in Downtown and Brooklyn Heights, saying that the proposal would handcuff building owners from cashing in on the demand for new retail in the area around Borough Hall. Comments (7).

Beyond banana peels! Theater fest celebrates the art of clowning

The annual Clown Theater Festival is back — but these mirth makers go way beyond the normal red nose and exploding shoes. Comment.

Irene’s Heights victim — the Mansion Elm!

Brooklyn Heights: Hurricane Irene mostly spared the city, but it destroyed a beloved and controversial 80-year-old tree that Brooklyn Heights residents once battled a co-op board to save. Comments (9).

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene — it’s getting really bad out there!

Podcast: Extreme weather correspondent George Shea brings you inside all the action. With video … Comments (12).

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

Our second ‘Stormtracker 2011’ video as the storm intensifies

Podcast: Join Gersh Kuntzman anchoring the weather center desk — plus extreme weather correspondent George Shea. With video … Comments (3).

Who loves Irene? The Cyclones!

Cyclones: With the hurricane on her way, the Cyclones weren’t taking any chances, cancelling Sunday’s game to play two seven-inning contests on Friday night — and it was a good move, as the Clones won them both! Comment.

Friday, Aug. 26, 2011

Mayor issues Irene evacuation order

Mayor Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation of all low-lying areas in Brooklyn as Hurricane Irene approached — a first-of-its-kind executive decision that may require cops to fan out throughout Coney Island, Red Hook and other borough netherlands in an effort to save the more than 150,000 residents that are believed to be in harm’s way. Comments (14).

Zito’s Sandwich Shop is an old-school treat

Park Slope: The new Park Slope panini palace is a throwback to the good ol’ days. Comments (4).

Cyclones win a must-win game

Cyclones: Now the Clones are just one-half game back in the wild card race. Comment.

Ozzie’s reopens a block away in Slope

Park Slope: The shuttered Ozzie’s coffeehouse will be reborn with a new name — and possibly a wine list! — one block south of the defunct shop. Comments (12).

Beloved community activist, ‘Miss Reed,’ is dead at 88

Clinton Hill: Mary Reed, a spunky Southerner who was an ever-present advocate in Clinton Hill and beyond, died on Monday at the age of 88 after a long bout with pneumonia. Comments (1).

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011

Workers vs. Ratner — round two

Construction Update: More than 30 angry construction workers rallied at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, the latest in a series of recent protests against developer Bruce Ratner for failing to hire more locals. Comments (11).

Finally, a burlesque ‘tribute’ to the ‘Governator’

Nightlife: Arnold Schwarzenegger may be the ultimate macho movie star, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t do without some feathers and glitter. Comment.

Grand slam sinks Cyclones

Cyclones: What is going on with this team? Loses, that’s what! Comment.

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