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Monday, Sept. 19, 2011

‘The Warriors’ — the real ones! — headline the Coney film fest

Cinema: The inspiration for the classic movie about gangland Coney is the subject of his own movie at the neighborhood’s film festival. Comments (18).

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

You’ll shake with pleasure at Blueprint

Bar Scrawl: Great cocktails in Park Slope. Comments (1).

So, will Brooklyn benefit from the city’s ‘bike share’ plan?

Mean Streets: The city picks a vendor to handle the new cheap bike-rental scheme — but the devil is in the details (which, by the way, remain unclear). Comments (36).

Another lousy, lousy weekend

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

Queer eye for Park Slope

TV: Two lesbian filmmakers offer a web parody of the neighborhood (with plenty of coffee from Gorilla!). Comments (1).

So where should you eat at Taste Williamsburg this Sunday?

Dining: Don’t waste your tickets! Go in armed with our guide to the best booths. Comments (1).

Deciding this eel’s name was elementary, dear Wattson

The aquarium has named its new electric eel, ending an online naming contest that saw people send in more than 1,500 submissions. Comment.

Talk about stealing Glanzes! Williamsburg rabbi and brother charged in housing theft

A venerable Wiliamsburg rabbi and his brother were charged on Wednesday with stealing $220,000 from the city for more than a decade in a bait-and-switch housing scheme. Comments (7).

‘Raw’ bar! Brooklyn Museum kicks off season of newcomers with a great show

Art: Emerging artist Kristof Wickman’s painstakingly crafted cast objects are front and center (and hiding in the corner, too). Comment.

Writers reveal their ‘bad habits’ at Frank’s Lounge

Nightlife: A throng of artists will morph Fort Greene’s famous old man bar into the confessional booth of watering holes for a night of “bad habits-themed” storytelling. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

Best friends! Dognapped Winston is back where he belongs

Prospect Heights: But a mystery remains: Why did a cop apparently give him away? Comments (8).

Republican grabs Weiner seat

A Republican businessman who has never held elective office trounced a career Democrat in the special election to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner — a six-week slugfest that turned into a referendum less on the prior officeholder’s sexual peccadillos and more on President Obama. Comments (29).

Galleries abandoning North Brooklyn for cheaper pastures

Art: Williamsburg is no longer an arts community. Comments (15).

Cops: There’s more than one sex fiend on the loose!

Windsor Terrace: Police are now seeking at least two sex fiends in this summer’s terrifying attacks on women in the South Slope and surrounding neighborhoods — with cops revealing two more victims, bringing the total number of attacks to nearly a dozen. Comments (6).

City gets high! Panel clears the way for ‘Skyscraper Historic District’

Brooklyn Heights: A city panel unanimously approved a controversial new historic district in Downtown on Tuesday — despite opposition from residents who demanded that officials remove their co-op building from the landmarked area. Comments (3).

Painting the town! Artists cover Monster Island in farewell statement

Art: The River Street art collective has left Williamsburg. Comments (2).

Arrested Ridge man couldn’t raise ‘jihad’ money from local Muslims

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge man who was arrested at Kennedy Airport last Tuesday for allegedly sending money to terrorists in Pakistan complained that he had to leave the neighborhood because he couldn’t raise enough terror cash from Muslim-Americans there. Comments (7).

Roulette starts spinning! Opening weekend festivities for new arts space

Music: The legendary Lou Reed, string quartets with hip-hop beats and a film-noir guitarist will play Roulette this weekend — ushering in the grand opening of Brooklyn’s newest experimental music hall. Comment.

Our competition sponsors a music festival — and we cover it

Music: Who says old school print newspapers are good for nothing? Comment.

Pols want you — to pick big projects

Two Brooklyn lawmakers are creating an “American Idol”-style contest for city construction dollars that will give residents say over future projects in their districts. Comments (2).

Money-raiser for City Harvest will be food, folks and funds

Dining: Talk about an autumn harvest! Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011

LIU profs accept ‘imperfect’ contract

Downtown: Teachers will return to work today after a six-day strike over wages. Comments (6).

Beloved Coney Island crank shoots self during stand off with city marshals

Bensonhurst: A 52-year-old Bensonhurst resident who was a surly, yet beloved, fixture on the Coney Island Boardwalk died on Sept. 7 after he shot himself in the head — just as city marshals evicting him from his home banged on his door. Comments (9).

Cops say they’ve collared Fort Greene gunman — well, one of them at least!

Fort Greene: Police arrested a gunman who went on a robbing spree in Fort Greene Park last week, but another armed thug is on the loose. Comments (3).

Is she ready for the country?

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist comes thisclose to packing it all in and moving to the North Fork. Comments (7).

The usual suspects advance in kickball playoffs

Greenpoint: Ramrod, Bacon Bits — and Sugar Tits! advance to the second round — where the Mellancamps are awaiting. Comments (11).

Eat up at the second annual TASTE Williamsburg food fest

Dining: On Sunday, North 11th Street will be packed tooth-by-jowl with delicious eats. Comment.

Coney a go-go! Pick the winner of this year’s burlesque beauty pageant

Nightlife: Costumers, come-ons and concupiscence converge in Coney on Friday. Comments (2).

Pols: Vito’s a geezer freezer

Bushwick: Candidates complain that a Vito Lopez-backed charity is blocking them from campaigning in its centers. Comments (3).

Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

Another South Slope rape attempt?

Windsor Terrace: The serial sex fiend who’s terrorized the South Slope and surrounding neighborhoods attacked another woman on Thursday — and the victim said police never responded to her call, adding to local fears that cops are fumbling in efforts to finally nab the monster. Comments (13).

Book smarts! Greenlight Bookstore expands, defying print obituaries

Books: It’s the tale of the little book store that could. Comments (6).

Special Monday Screech: City won’t take Carmine’s calls during storm!

Sunday Screech: The Screecher’s got a word or two about the city’s ability to use a 100-year-old technology. Comments (4).

Graffiti artist writes ‘Love Letter’ across ugly Downtown garage

Art: Steve Powers is transforming a Hoyt Street garage into a work of art thanks to officials at the Fulton Street Macy’s — who paid for the project after the city asked them to spruce up their ugly facades. Comments (6).

Book ‘em! Marty’s annual literary festival features heavy hitters

Awesome: Egan! Foer! Oates! McMurtry! And a sneak peak at Russell Banks’s forthcoming book! Marty — you’ve booked quite a lineup. Comment.

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

Foodie-in-Chief: Get ready for the Brooklyn Beefsteak — plus other exciting food news. Comments (4).

A delicious night of theater at the Irondale Center

Theater: “Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant” is not your grandparents’ dinner theater. Comment.

Van is out of control on Fifth Avenue

Mean Streets: An out-of-control — and possibly drunk — driver smashed into a Fifth Avenue bar in Park Slope on Sunday evening, shattering the storefront window, injuring himself and a cab driver. Comments (11).

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011

Students join LIU strike — on the side the teachers

Downtown: Students at Long Island University — where a heated faculty strike is underway — have a message for school administrators: Bring our teachers back or kiss us goodbye. Comments (5).

A widow’s tale: Remembering 9-11

Park Slope: For the longest time, Marian Fontana’s fatherless son, Aiden, wanted to be a firefighter — just like the old man he lost on 9-11. Comments (2).

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

Sex fiend victim: Police tip line ignored me

A Kensington woman says that the South Slope rapist flashed her on the subway last week, but when she called police with a tip, they hung up on her — an allegation that adds new evidence to residents’ complaints that cops aren’t doing enough to nab the creep who’s attacked seven women since March. Comments (12).

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

Jumaane: Cop attack was far away

Councilman Jumaane Williams says the incident that led cops to “protect” him by handcuffing and detaining him happened blocks away, but police won’t say where it happened. Comments (3).

Econ 101: Profs strike at LIU over pay

Instructors at Long Island University’s Downtown campus walked off the job on Wednesday, scrubbing the first day of classes and claiming that the private institution isn’t paying them “a living wage.” Comments (7).

Moo hoo! Kids are saddened by the death of Zoo’s cow, Aggie

Park Slope: A follow up story one day after Prospect Park’s legendary daily queen losses her battle. Comments (4).

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