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Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

Cheesy goodness! Tasty toasty sandwiches are taking over town

Books: Melted cheddar on toast is back and better than ever, baby! Comment.

What an affront! City will install Lincoln statue the ‘wrong’ way

A 140-year-old Abraham Lincoln statue will soon face backwards at its new locale in Grand Army Plaza — an affront on history that one Emancipation-obsessed activist says will make the park’s co-designer, if not the 16th president himself, roll in his grave. Comments (7).

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Open up, New York! Annual tour takes you behind the scenes

Event: This year’s Open House New York will open up more than 300 sites throughout the five boroughs — and we’ve got your guide to the coolest things to do and see in the county of Kings. Comment.

Marc Ribot rocks ‘The Kid’ this Saturday at PS 10

Music: Brooklyn-based composer and experimental guitar guru Marc Ribot will perform his original musical score to Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” live at a screening of the film at PS 10 in the South Slope on Oct. 15. Comment.

Canines in costumes at Narrows Botanical Gardens ‘Harvest Festival’ on Oct. 16.

Event: Why wait for Halloween to dress up your dog in a ridiculous getup when you can do it two weeks early? Comment.

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

‘Onion’ wry! ‘Finest News Source’ turns its rapier wit to sports

Books: Finally, an event for both sports fans and sports haters. Comment.

Tow-tally unfair! City wrongfully hauls cars in another PPW bike lane-related controversy

Mean Streets: The city wrongfully towed a slew of cars on Prospect Park West after installing a bizarre “No Standing” sign that confused everyone — including parking cops who were deployed to maintain order on the world’s most-controversial roadway. Comments (50).

Finally, a weeklong tribute to hard cider

Event: It all begins on Oct. 16. Comments (2).

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

Get baked! Enid’s annual apple pie contest is next Saturday

Dining: But make sure you’re actually making apple pie if you want to win. Comments (1).

The bubble bursts! Brooklyn Bridge Park won’t get promised indoor field

Meadows of Shame: Brooklyn Bridge Park won’t get its much-touted indoor soccer field because the city failed to attract developers for it — prompting locals to slam the city for deliberately bursting the recreational bubble. Comments (21).

Better late than never — the 94th Precinct blotter!

Greenpoint: And it all starts with a brutal iPhone mugging (what else is new?). Comments (2).

What the L?!

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comments (1).

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Inside a ‘SmallMart’

We went to Chicago to visit scaled-down versions of Walmarts — and you won’t believe what we found! Comments (25).

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).

Good vibrations! Brooklyn College revives Sarah Ruhl sexually charged show

Theater: “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Show”) has buzz for all the right reasons. Comment.

Bacon us crazy! The Takedown returns to the Bell House on Oct. 16

Dining: Once again, a humble side dish takes center stage. Comment.

Noises on! Barclays Center construction now 24-7-365

Construction Update: Workers will now toil on the Barclays Center around the clock, seven days a week to ensure that the $1-billion arena will be ready for Jay-Z’s grand opening concerts next summer. Comments (12).

The female ‘Frankenstein’ reaches its climax

Theater: In the Rabbit Hole Ensemble’s final play in the “Frankenstein” trilogy, the roles of doctor and monster are played by women. Comments (4).

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

Victim: Cops downplayed attempted rape in Windsor Terrace

Windsor Terrace: More criticism for the NYPD’s response to at least 11 attacks against women in the South Slope and surrounding neighborhoods. Comments (14).

Seeing red: Pedestrians still dodging Atlantic Ave traffic to get to Pier 6

Mean Streets: And residents say it’s because the city doesn’t enforce the “No turn on red” restriction. Comments (31).

Foiled again! Copper thieves run roughshod over DUMBO work site

DUMBO: Armed thieves locked up a security guard and ransacked a DUMBO construction site in search of copper on Water Street on Oct. 1. Comments (1).

Ditmas Park barber killed in shop

Ditmas Park: A beloved Ditmas Park barber was shot in the head and killed inside his shop on Saturday afternoon. Comments (2).

You huckleberries! Restaurateurs battle over dead business

Bay Ridge: All the cooking equipment was taken from Huckleberry’s restaurant in the dead of night — by two owners of the place trying to convince their partner to give up the ship. Comments (7).

Beer-tacular: Get woozy on craft brew at the Brooklyn Pour

Event: It’s all-you-can drink, too. Comments (3).

Chasin’ the green! Bank dumps cash into Prospect Park’s rink

Park Slope: The Lakeside Center is slated to be finished next winter. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

Momstrocity: Lock me up because I can’t pay it back

Cobble Hill: PS 29’s embezzling PTA treasurer says she would rather go to prison than pay back the money she stole. Comments (15).

Fifth park death in Greenpoint in 15 months

Meadows of Shame: Another homeless man has died in a parks — and residents are saying that the city isn’t doing enough. Comments (5).

It will be an ‘L’ of a ride on weekends come next year

Williamsburg: The L train could make more runs on Saturdays and Sundays. Comments (3).

Pipe nightmare! Burst conduit floods CB6’s office

Cobble Hill: What a dump! Comment.

Book worms: Kids off the hook for library fines — if they borrow again!

The Brooklyn Public Library is in the middle of another amnesty. Comments (6).

‘Virgen’ territory! Karen O unleashes ‘psycho opera’ on DUMBO

DUMBO: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer creates a “cathartic” ride for St. Ann’s Warehouse — and shuns our interview requests. Comments (1).

Fort Greene still really unsafe

Fort Greene: On the eve of the release of the iPhone 5, more iPhone thefts. Plus the other crime — lots of it — from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (15).

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

Art attack! Street artist uses Park Slope sign as canvas

Art: But the city vows to take down artist Russell King’s provocative piece on drug use. Comments (16).

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).

Hurts so bad! John Couger Mellencamps are upset in Kickball Finals

Greenpoint: Never Scared walks off with the coveted Chuck D trophy in the greatest upset since the Jets beat the Colts in Super Bowl III. Comments (1).

Brooklyn Fishing Derby — oh, it’s on!

Greenpoint: As kickball closes, Williamsburg’s other major sport opens its brief season. Comments (8).

He wants his daughters to have sex!

The Dad: Not yet, silly, but when they’re ready. To help, he’s giving them answers to complicated questions — the opposite of what the “abstinence only” movement advocates. Comments (2).

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011

Kickball finals set — Mellencamps vs. Never Scared

The John Cougar Mellencamps are back where they belong — in the Brooklyn Kickball finals. Comment.

That’s it! I’m going to the doctor!

Sunday Screech: Don’t worry, folks, Carmine is just fine. But now that he has a place to get checked out whenever he’s feeling bad, he’ll be healthy as a horse forever! Just don’t tell his wife his weight! Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

Click this story to find out all about McCarren Park’s new free Wi-Fi

Greenpoint: No, silly, this is not another Internet spam trick — it’s a real news story about the new public wireless Internet service that began yesterday in Greenpoint. Comment.

End of an era: Hinsch’s is closed

Bay Ridge: An old-school soda shop is out of business after 63 years. Comments (13).

Police finally give a clue about Slope Sex Fiend — seven months late!

Windsor Terrace: The thug was wearing this jacket when he attacked for the first time in March. Now they tell us?! Comments (4).

‘Tunnel to Towers’ run draws Bravest from all over

Red Hook: The 10th annual race was more celebratory than mournful as tens of thousands of runners put their best foot forward in memory of 9-11 firefighter Stephen Siller, who worked in Park Slope. Comments (2).

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

The buddy system! As fiend continues his spree, South Slope gals protecting each other

Park Slope: A band of sure-footed volunteers is walking the walk to beat the South Slope Sex Fiend. Comments (3).

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).

Roast beast! This sandwich is amazing

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Artisan Food Valley made $10.50 feel like the bargain of the century. Comments (3).

‘Attention’ must be paid to world poverty

Park Slope: Doctors Without Borders recreated a medical unit in Grand Army Plaza to show their work in the world’s hunger hotspots. Comments (1).

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

Sahadi’s universe is expanding

Brooklyn Heights: Sahadi’s will open its third storefront to Atlantic Avenue next summer — and the popular Middle Eastern market wants your help deciding what new gourmet treats will go there. Comment.

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).