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Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

Go casserole crazy at this year’s deep dish dead heat!

Dining: The Brooklyn Kitchen hosts the mother of all food competitions on Oct. 24. Comment.

Andy Statman channels his borough for new LP

Music: The klezmer whiz is back with “Old Brooklyn,” a subtle homage his hometown. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Wrap your skull around this Mexican halloween tradition

Event: Learn to make authentic sugar skulls at Huitzilli to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Comment.

Ridgites demand more time to park

Mean Streets: Merchants on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge are demanding the city increase the time shoppers are allowed to park along the strip, claiming the present one-hour limit doesn’t give clients enough time to go from store to store— and many times results in them getting expensive parking tickets. Comments (33).

Art collective recreates the sights — and smells — of old Greenpoint

Event: The Brooklyn Diggers art collective will deploy scent boxes to really bring you back to 1861 as part of a tribute to the ironclad ship, the Monitor, which was constructed in the neighborhood 150 years ago. Comments (2).

Dance on a grave! Revisit the history of Green-Wood Cemetery through dance

Dance: In “Dancing Through the Light,” dancers perform among the graves and headstones. Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

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).

Atten-tion! It’s this week’s ‘Standing O’

Yes, it’s time for our tribute to the heroes walking among us. Comment.

Julie Klausner is going to have a great ‘Week’ at the Bell House

Event: The comedienne behind the fun podcast, “How Was Your Week,” will tape the show live on Oct. 20. Comments (7).

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Books: Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment.

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, Oct. 13, 2011

Cops: We have the South Slope Sex Fiend (well, at least one of them)

Windsor Terrace: Police have arrested a man and charged him with the latest groping — and cops are trying to connect him to others. Comments (1).

Dog daze! City is going after Brooklyn’s pooch-friendly bars

The city has cracked down on the borough’s pooch-loving bars — and North Brooklyn is especially in the doghouse. Comments (19).

DeKalb Market to add 30 new stands this weekend

Shopping: Downtown’s daily flea made of old shipping containers will add 30 more vendors on Saturday — kicking off with a day of music, gourmet treats and even a Dumpster art installation. Comments (1).

A killer mashup! It’s ‘Gossip Girl’ — but with blood, guts and heavy weaponry

Books: Cecily von Ziegesar is coming to BookCourt with a novel — and this time, her “Gossip Girl” characters are real killers. Comments (1).

This Windsor Terrace eatery has two faces

Dining: It’s a coffee shop that magically transforms into a wine bar five nights a week. Comments (7).

Another fatal car crash in Greenpoint

Mean Streets: A drunk driver was arrested on Monday night after he mowed down a 41-year-old delivery man on Leonard Street in Greenpoint, police said. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

Arrest in South Slope Sex Fiend attack?

Windsor Terrace: Cops are reportedly questioning a suspect in an attempted rape in Sunset Park on Monday night — and will possibly link him to one or more of the 13 attacks by the South Slope Sex Fiend since March. Comments (3).

The only CMJ guide you will ever need

Music: The city’s biggest indie music fest begins next week — so let us tell you where to go, what to do, and who to see at this year’s showcase. Comments (3).

Occupy Brooklyn? Anti-greed movement coming to boro this Saturday

Park Slope: The free-spirited protest movement that’s “occupying” Wall Street is finally coming to Brooklyn — and the borough’s top elected official is already fueling up the bandwagon. Comments (9).

City’s plan for Boardwalk leaves just four blocks  of wood

Unbelievable — click to check out our awesome map, too. Comments (33).

Need a job? Become Downtown’s chief executive (prior experience needed)

Downtown: The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is looking for one eager beaver to replace Joe Chan, who is on to bigger and better. Comments (6).

Pass the cheesecake! Fortunato Brothers is 35

Williamsburg: The milestone was celebrated on (when else?) Columbus Day. Comments (3).

More phone robberies

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

Colson Whitehead’s new novel explores the city — after the apocalypse

Books: And Fort Greene’s top (male) writer will read and release it at Greenlight Bookstore on Oct. 19. Comment.

Fright ‘Night’! New theater company’s first show is a blood-filled slasher

Theater: Better get your poncho in the lobby, this one could get messy. Comment.

Very very very bad weekend

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

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Update: New details about Slope sex fiend’s latest attack

Windsor Terrace: The attempted rapist who’s terrorized South Slope for months attacked another woman on Sunday night, this time in Windsor Terrace — making it the 12th incident in the area since March. Comments (5).

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.

Greenpoint Avenue is latest battleground in the car-cyclist clash

Mean Streets: Greenpoint’s community board has asked the city to halt its plan to remove much-needed parking spaces to accommodate an extended bike lane on Greenpoint Avenue. Comments (19).

City: Time to 86 left turns at Fourth Avenue

Mean Streets: A proposal by the city would make it illegal to turn left from 86th Street, but some say it will just cause more traffic futher down the block. Comments (8).

Bounty! Greenpoint bizman offers reward for graffiti vandal’s capture

Greenpoint: A TV studio owner wants to capture a Greenpoint tagger dead or alive (OK, alive — we’re kidding about the “dead” part). Comments (8).

Our columnist — Eleanor Roosevelt?

Fearless Parenting: A trip to Val-Kill inspires our columnist to live more like the legendary First Lady. Comments (1).

The demise of Williamsburg’s art scene is exaggerated

Williamsburg: The neighborhood’s galleries will host the monthly “second Friday” art crawl this week. Comment.

Roberta’s is expanding — plus a full fortnight of food news

Foodie-in-Chief: Got gossip? We’re talking pizza and pastrami, chocolate and croquetas, and a Fort Greene menu with Brooklyn attitude to spare. Comments (2).

Get food for the mind — and belly — at the Red Hook Film Fest

Cinema: The Tribeca Film Festival may be star-studded, but the Red Hook Film Festival’s got free key lime pie. Comment.

Hey, Fort Greene iPhone owners — prepare to be mugged

Fort Greene: One week after the release of the iPhone 4S, more iPhone thefts. Plus the other crime — lots of it — from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (18).

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

Slope sex fiend strikes again!

Windsor Terrace: The attempted rapist who’s terrorized South Slope for months attacked another woman on Sunday night, this time in Windsor Terrace — making it the 12th incident in the area since March. Comments (2).

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).

Book worms! Slope library branch to remain closed for at least one more year

Park Slope: A $2-million, two-year renovation of a branch library in Park Slope begun in 2009 will end up taking at least another year — and its cost is no longer even being projected. Comments (9).

Spike Lee sells out in Brooklyn

Fort Greene: Spike Lee came back to Brooklyn on Saturday — albeit just to sell stuff. Comments (3).

Congregation Beth Elohim has the coolest sukkah in town

Park Slope: Jealous? You know you are. Comment.

Fleisher’s, a real butcher shop, opens in Park Slope

Shopping: Finally, a butcher shop where they do some actual butchering! Comments (6).

Yessss! Hundreds compete to be Nets announcer

Atlantic Yards: Many tried out, but few were chosen for next week’s finals in hopes of being the voice of the Brooklyn Nets. Comments (3).

Make Joe’s wings — then get ready for some football!

Prime Time: Our personal executive chef serves up the perfect Monday night recipe. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011

Hey Brooklyn! Get off your butt!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Sunday Screech, Carmine says it’s time you stop watching TV, and get out to a civic meeting to make the world a better place! Comments (3).

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Crowning achievement! Artist will give live birth in a gallery

Bushwick: Head to Bushwick’s Microscope Gallery to witness either the miracle of life or one heck of a performance art piece (or both!). Comments (16).

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

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).

Up the river! New venue for Williamsburg waterfront concert series

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s waterfront concerts a movin’ on up — up three blocks north on Kent Avenue from East River State Park to appease residents who have complained about unruly crowds, garbage and drug use from the controversial events. Comments (12).

Walk this way! Yiddish sign orders women to move over

Williamsburg: Why did the Orthodox Jewish woman cross the road? Because a Yiddish sign ordered her. Comments (74).

One day after fatal crash, Brooklyn pols call for helicopter ban

The dead wasn’t even buried yet, but a group of Brooklyn politicians was already calling for a ban on all tourist helicopter flights over the East River. Comments (3).

Hey, Spike, welcome back to Brooklyn!

Now, sell us something! Comments (6).

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, Oct. 6, 2011

Hakeem — the dream! Jeffries to fight Rep. Towns in 2012

Fort Greene: Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries will battle 30-year Rep. Ed Towns next year — a battle for a congressional seat that is part political mission, part generational shift. Comments (9).

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).

Rev. ‘Call me Dave’ Dyson retires at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian

Fort Greene: A spunky Fort Greene pastor and labor organizer who transformed his church into a center for social justice is retiring — and locals are devastated to see him go. Comments (1).

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