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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Say ‘I do’ to making your own wedding invites at a DIY workshop

Event: Screen print your own invitations at a weeklong DIY wedding workshop Comments (1).

Esquire: DUMBO is man at his best

DUMBO: The magazine rents out David Walentas’s $25-million penthouse for a month of parties. No, you’re not invited. Comments (3).

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

Go to Bed-Stuy? Mos Def!

Music: The rapper and actor headlines the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s first show of the season on Oct. 8. Comments (5).

Can-glomeration! Some Bedford corners are filed with garbage … bins

The city has messed up parts of Williamsburg by placing dozens of extra trash cans on Bedford Avenue and neglecting litter west of the busy byway in what some locals say is a cost-saving attempt to avoid extending pick-up routes. Comments (3).

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Hot letters! Lander and Levin explain Seventh Ave trash

Letters: Plus other letters in this week’s mailbag. Comments (5).

This red tail hawk is soaring like an eagle!

Park Slope: Parks officials set free a once-injured hawk in Prospect Park on Thursday, trumpeting the release as a symbol that the city aims to make parks “friendlier” to urban wildlife. Comments (6).

Still not perfect

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

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Books: Once again, the ladies of Greenlight and Word — plus a special guest! — give us their hot books of the week. Comments (1).

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

More attacks and fears over the Slope Sex Fiend

Windsor Terrace: Police that have been swarming a wide swath south of Ninth Street to catch the so-called South Slope Sex Fiend just missed capturing a suspect on Wednesday morning — a botched arrest that came amid frayed nerves that may have contributed to a separate incident involving the beating of an innocent man. Comments (13).

In Greenpoint, these rats are real ‘Brutes’

Greenpoint: Residents say they are fighting a losing battle against a rat population tough enough to eat through heavy-duty garbage cans. Comments (1).

Call it ‘Williams-bird’! Artist plasters neighborhood with flying friends

Art: Erik Berglin is turning Williamsburg into his own personal aviary. Comments (12).

Little-box boom! Mini-Walmarts can open up all over the borough

A scaled-back Walmart store could open down the block from your house — find out where. Comments (27).

Carmageddon! Ridge dealerships block sidewalks with cars

Mean Streets: Bay Ridgites are furious that a handful of car dealerships along Fourth and Fifth avenues are breaking the law by parking their inventory on the sidewalk, blocking the path of pedestrians and forcing people in wheelchairs to roll into oncoming traffic. Comments (19).

Plato smash! ‘Action Philosophers’ to hit the stage next week

Theater: It’ll be the most entertaining Philosophy 101 class you’ve ever sat through. Comments (3).

Play about nightmares taps into timeless fears

Theater: The Irondale Center hosts the award-winning “Nightmare Story” — just in time for Halloween. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

The champs! Red Hook vendors win the ‘Vendy Cup’

Dining: Solber Pupusas, the pride of the Red Hook ball fields, has again shown the world that it makes the best damn street food in the city. But you knew that. Comments (1).

Urine good company! Man uses coyote pee to stop feral cats

The Greatest Story Ever: And, apparently, it works! Comments (26).

Rolling delivery: Baby born in Nissan

Park Slope: A pregnant 24-year-old Flatbush woman gave birth to her second child on Tuesday — in the back seat of her cramped Nissan. Comments (5).

Park Slope loves its bike lane — but not city tweaks!

Mean Streets: Moving crosswalk signals will create chaos along Prospect Park West — if you believe a majority of Community Board 6. Comments (27).

Slopers feel very unlucky about Lou’s

Brooklyn Is Angry: A sports bar on oh-so-quiet Sixth Avenue? It sounds crazy to some. Sounds like competition for the Park Slope Ale House to others. Comments (47).

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011

Cops: We’ve nabbed Fort Greene Park gunman

Cops say they nabbed the Fort Greene Park gunman on Saturday — and, in doing so, hope they’ve ended a spree of brazen stickups that plagued the crime-filled greenspace for weeks. Comments (8).

Jay-Z confirms that he’ll christen the Barclays Center

Event: The hip hop legend, media mogul and minuscule Nets owner will do at least one show at the new arena next summer. Comments (9).

Your guide to the Atlantic Antic!

Event: You can’t tell Brooklyn’s best street fest without a scorecard — so here’s the scorecard! Comments (4).

MTA finally gives up its Jay Street ghost

Downtown: The cash-strapped agency will finally let the city find a new use for Downtown eyesore. Comments (8).

Mellencamps surge — but don’t rule out People’s Court

Greenpoint: The JCMs, Pony Boys and Never Scared are undefeated in the playoffs — but only two can make the finals. Comments (1).

Every kid is above average — in something!

Fearless Parenting: The trick is to help him or her figure out what it is. Comments (4).

Brooklyn Heights chooses top dog — it’s Woodley!

Brooklyn Heights: The second annual Brooklyn Heights Dog Show brought canines big and small, but only one Goldendoodle stole the show! Comment.

Ragamuffins on parade!

Event: The annual kids costume parade is back, so break out your home-made costume and high-tail it to Bay Ridge on Saturday. Comments (3).

Heroic work by bartender!

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

Hot stuff! Markowitz and Levin announce big cash for Northside Center

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s former firehouse moves closer to becoming a community resource again. Comments (5).

Monday, Sept. 26, 2011

Call them the ‘Brooklyn Nets’

Event: It’s official: The New Jersey Nets will be changing location — and hopefully their fortunes — but not their name. Comments (9).

City goes both ways on Furman Street

Mean Streets: Suddenly, a one-way conduit becomes a two-way nightmare near Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (13).

Hair apparent! Jonathan Coulton is the new quirk-rock master

Music: Our interview with the Gowanus-based singer and spiritual godson of They Might Be Giants. Comment.

Na zdaroviye! Brooklyn finally has its own vodka

Dining: Our top-shelf story about Brooklyn Republic Vodka. Yes, we tasted it, too. Comments (4).

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

Foodie-in-Chief: New restaurants, new chefs and even new potato chips! Comment.

Mole! Spicy chocolate featured at annual chile pepper festival

Event: Get sweet on the hot stuff this Saturday. Comments (2).

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011

Wow! Carmine is on fire this week!

Sunday Screech: In today’s Sunday Screech, Carmine has a thing or two to say about how Mayor Bloomberg is running the city, and his failure to recognize subject-object agreement in his speeches. Comments (12).

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011

Massive fire on Fourth Ave.

Park Slope: An auto shop burst into flames on Fourth Avenue on Friday, prompting hundreds of firefighters to rush to the scene. Comments (2).

Copycat crime by new South Slope Sex Fiend?

Windsor Terrace: Police are on the hunt for a robber and attempted rapist who attacked a woman on a Coney Island-bound F train on Wednesday night — a shocking echo of a series of attacks that have terrified Windsor Terrace and the South Slope for six months. Comments (6).

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

He’s a business, man — Jay-Z to christen the Barclays Center

Event: The hip hop legend, media mogul and miniscule Nets owner will be making a big announcement on Monday. We think we know what it is. Comments (15).

Another sex attack in South Slope!

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

Greg Murjani, ‘Mr. Rubbish,’ is dead

Park Slope: The beloved trash hauler and humanitarian was 45. Comments (140).

Police seek ‘bank robber’ who bolted wihtout cash

Bay Ridge: Police are looking for a would-be bank robber who tried to hold up a Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, but ran away before the teller handed over any cash. Comments (8).

Boerum Hill gets its downzone

Development: Boerum Hill will remain a “small neighborhood” with building heights capped to prevent “out-of-scale” development under a rezoning plan approved unanimously by the City Council on Wednesday. Comments (4).

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