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Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011

Flatbush frolics! Annual street fair draws big crowds for live acts, beer tent

Ditmas Park: Last week’s annual Flatbush Frolic drew hundreds of Brooklynites out for live music, face painting and — for the first time ever — a beer tent. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

Need a shot of very expensive coffee? These guys will bring it to your house!

Greenpoint: Two coffee aficionados have developed a super-secret coffee elixir and want to bring jars of java right to your doorstep. Comments (11).

Another sex attack in South Slope!

Windsor Terrace: The 11th attempted rape in the area since March was on Wednesday night. Comments (10).

This ‘Lady’ is no tramp

Bar Scrawl: Raves for the new Bearded Lady in Prospect Heights. Comments (3).

It’s always something

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comments (2).

Tonight is Rosh Hashana — and restaurateurs share their resolutions

For Peter Shelsky, that means a never-empty herring case. Comments (1).

Last week’s Park(ing) Day was fun

Photo Galleries: They put the “park” in “parking.” Comments (1).

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

Disc-no! The former nightlife capital of Brooklyn now battling clubs

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge has gone from “Saturday Night Fever” to “Footloose.” Comments (14).

Park in Fort Greene is anything but

Fort Greene: Volunteers once again collected dozens of pounds of broken glass in Fort Greene Park this Saturday — the second weekend in a row that locals had to clean up a park that they say is increasingly neglected. Comments (9).

One last delicious look back at Taste Williamsburg

Dining: Appetites were conquered, thirsts were slaked, and dreams were realized at the annual food fest. Comments (1).

Tats all, folks! Coney ink and bike fest is a hit

Photo Galleries: Forgetting which trains run to Coney Island is impossible when they’re tattooed on your calf. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

Post-concert open-air drug market in Williamsburg!

Williamsburg: A Widespread Panic concert ends — and the streets around East River State Park become an “orgy” of nitrous oxide abuse. Comments (46).

A ‘Biggers’ bang on race relations at the Brooklyn Museum

Art: A mid-career retrospective on Sandford Biggers shows off this gutsy and whimsical artist. Comments (2).

Cop fires bullet into apartment — by accident!

Brooklyn Heights: A police officer accidentally fired a bullet into a residential building on busy Atlantic Avenue on Tuesday after a driver tried to run him over. Comments (1).

Cyclists to city: Don’t let the terrorists win on the Williamsburg Bridge

Mean Streets: New bike path barriers, designed to thrwart attacks, are driving bikers mad. Comments (25).

Played out! After failed theatrical career, Slope writer calls it quits

Theater: Ed Schmidt is giving it all up — his books and his playwriting career — in one mega-tragicomic show. Comment.

Kid rock! Super Sonic Kindie Music Festival makes waves on Saturday

Music: A children’s music festival featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and Karen K and the Jitterbugs is coming to the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011

Seventh Avenue is filthy!

Park Slope: And we know why: The city let a clean-up contract expire without renewing it. Comments (31).

Armed robber attacks top author in Fort Greene Park

Fort Greene: The park continues to be an epicenter of crime. Comments (23).

Ice try! Ratner now says he wants Islanders at Barclays Center

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner said he’s “hoping” that the New York Islanders will move to the Barclays Center once the struggling team’s lease at the Nassau Coliseum expires in 2015 — a reversal of his longtime claim that the Prospect Heights arena would be too small to host pro hockey games. Comments (21).

Top teams roll in Kickball playoffs

Greenpoint: The best survived the second weekend of the postseason with nary a scratch. Comments (8).

Literary lions! Borough’s best writers salute Community Bookstore

Park Slope’s literary community held a lovefest on Saturday to not only honor the 40th anniversary of the Community Bookstore — but also to celebrate its own survival. Comments (1).

Learn about wine at the ‘Riot’ this weekend

Event: Skylight One Hanson hosts an all-you-can-drink (er, we mean, all-you-can-learn) wine event. Comments (4).

Adrian Grenier loves Devin Ratray!

Cinema: The “Entourage” star and pal Ratray star in “True Bromance,” the highlight of this year’s Willifest! Comments (1).

Criminals love iPhones — yours

Fort Greene: More iPhone thefts in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (16).

At Gallery Players, this ‘Dog’ has teeth!

Theater: Love is overrated — and often gets in the way — in Douglas Carter Beane’s “The Little Dog Laughed,” which wraps up its first New York revival at the Gallery Players this weekend. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 19, 2011

Enjoy our awesome Brooklyn Book Festival slide show!

Awesome: Lions and tigers and Marty, oh my! Comment.

‘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).

Rogelio gets mugged in Central Park

New York’s best beer stein holder loses national championship to a guy from Cleveland. Comment.

DUMBO’s art weekend turns a neighborhood into a gallery

Art: This weekend, DUMBO’s quiet streets will turn into a playground of giant love letters, blindfolded wrestling, a fluorescent Walt Whitman — and even a 3D universe on the Manhattan Bridge. Comment.

Gym members: The hardwood floor at the Dodge YMCA is on crack

Boerum Hill: Soccer players at the Dodge YMCA are demanding that the sports club fix its busted hardwood gym — the result of an unrepaired six-year-old ceiling leak that’s made part of the court unplayable. Comments (5).

And the Clonie goes to ...

Cyclones: A look at the best and the worst of the Cyclones hit-or-miss 2011 season. Comment.

Deals on wheels! The Bike Jumble is coming this Saturday

Shopping: The annual bike flea market returns to the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Comments (1).

Pack rat puppets on stage at Clockworks!

Theater: And you thought the Collyer Brothers were just some mentally ill hoarders. Now, they’re also great theater. Comment.

Hey, kids, P.S. he loves you

The Dad: Our columnist learns the most important lesson from 9-11: Tell your kids that you love them. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011

You get what you pay for: tickets for parking legally!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine goes after the city for giving drivers tickets — even if they paid for their space! Comments (24).

Finally, the 18th Amendment has been repealed (at your moviehouse!)

Coming soon to a theater near you — booze while you watch! Comments (2).

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

Jane’s Carousel opens today!

Bridge ‘Park’: And we have exclusive video from the inaugural ride! With video … Comments (6).

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).

It’s a booze cruise for Roulette

Boerum Hill: Enjoy a beer — with Lou Reed! — this weekend. Comments (1).

Double D-saster! Pool numbers were way down this summer

Boerum Hill: Usage of the Douglass-Degraw Pool — once slated to be closed by the city for attracting too few swimmers — was down 14 percent this summer, raising fears that the Bloomberg Administration will again try to swing the budget ax on the summer oasis next year. Comments (4).

Joe’s goes whole hog for red snapper

Prime Time: Our personal executive chef gives up a great fish recipe. Try it at home! Comments (3).

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

Hundreds march against South Slope sex fiends

Greenwood Heights: More than 400 people marched through South Slope on Wednesday night to unite against the sex fiends who raped one woman and tried to attack nine others since March — a massive show of frustration over the NYPD’s inability to catch the villain and a call for neighbors to protect each other. Comments (9).

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).

NO HOPE: Weprin blames Obama for stunning loss

Bay Ridge: The loser in the special election to replace Anthony Weiner said it was the president’s fault. Sure it wasn’t the mustache? Comments (22).

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