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Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011

Sufjan scores! Indie rockstar Stevens will perform film tunes live at BAM

Cinema: DUMBO-based indie rock darling Sufjan Stevens will join Castanets crooner Ray Raposa for a live performance the duo’s original score of stellar documentary, “Beyond this Place,” alongside a screening of the film at BAM on Oct. 30. Comments (1).

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

Just beat it — to Bushwick’s biannual art crawl

Art: It’s this Friday night. Comments (2).

Harding returns! Legendary chef to helm Littleneck clam shack

Dining: Alan Harding has been named the chef at the soon-to-open Gowanus seafood stand. Comments (7).

Plymouth Church’s war re-enactment is a bit too civil

Brooklyn Heights: Don’t expect any blood and guts as the most important church in Brooklyn relives its Civil War years. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011

Your three-day Halloween guide!

Halloween may fall on a Monday this year, but that’s not stopping Brooklyn from turning into Boo-klyn the weekend before the official fright night. As the sun goes down on Friday, Oct. 28 prepare yourself for a freaky, frightful (and kid-friendly!) weekend. Comments (1).

Mekas movies: Film legend premieres a doc at film fest this weekend

Cinema: Legendary filmmaker and Gotham flaneur Jonas Mekas is set to kick off the first-ever Greenpoint Film Festival with the premiere of a full-length documentary about boozing it up at the infamous Mars Bar in Manhattan. Comment.

Uke lovers unite! Musician hosts sing-along at Freddy’s bar

Nightlife: Grab a beer, some sheet music and gather ’round for a big evening dedicated to a tiny instrument. Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

Now that’s one cheesy bar

Bar Scrawl: Our Bar Scrawl cartoonist checks out Noorman Kils, the whiskey and grilled cheese sandwich palace. Comments (2).

Boardwalk dives offered new leases — if they clean up

Old-school Boardwalk businesses that are facing eviction can stay open for eight more years — if they agree to get rid of their honky-tonk charm and turn themselves into upscale eateries — under a deal being offered by their landlord. Comments (11).

Still a G-saster

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. 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. 20, 2011

Money talks! Gentrifying Williamsburg finally gets park renovation

Williamsburg: Cooper Park is getting a $2.6-million redesign for new basketball, tennis and volleyball courts — and even a barbecue pit! Comments (23).

All knowing! Greenpoint church adds high-tech surveillance cameras

Greenpoint: They say that God is watching over all of us. But one Greenpoint church is appealing to an even higher authority — the NYPD. Comment.

Bearing down! Pregnant Marni gets one week closer to her gallery delivery

Marni’s Big Delivery: The first installment of our weekly countdown to performance artist Marni Kotak’s very public birth. Comments (8).

How to eat Australian: New Prospect Heights eatery gives Asian food a Down Under appeal

Dining: The Sunburnt Calf opens on Vanderbilt Avenue — and we are there. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

BREAKING: Windsor Terrace masturbator gets off

Red-faced cops release alleged “South Slope Sex Fiend” as alleged victim recants. Comments (5).

High-powered Eva Moskowitz wants to open a charter school in MS 447

Boerum Hill: And some parents ain’t happy about it. Comments (18).

Enough already! Another cyclist killed by driver

Mean Streets: A hit-and-run truck driver struck and killed a bike rider this morning on Morgan Avenue. Comments (21).

Foot(path) soldiers! City brings in traffic cops to calm tensions on Brooklyn Bridge

Mean Streets: But do these whistleblowers actually do anything? Comments (44).

Coney’s Luna Park wants to scare the summer out of you for Halloween

Event: Now this is what we call a Scream Zone. Comments (8).

Finally, get a ‘Taste’ of Sheepshead Bay

Dining: One of Brooklyn’s great eating neighborhood throws a food fest next Thursday. Comments (3).

Picketers occupy space outside Grimm’s

Dyker Heights: A dogged group of protesters occupied Dyker Heights on Friday, picketing outside Rep. Michael Grimm’s 13th Avenue district office between 74th and 75th streets on Friday in an attempt to get on of two Republican congress members in Brooklyn to back a jobs bill that has stalled in the senate. Comments (3).

Brewed awakening! Beloved Fort Greene coffeehouse for sale after 14 years

Fort Greene: The owners of Tillie’s are selling the neighborhood institution. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

Cops nab a second ‘South Slope Sex Fiend’

Park Slope: Police say they’ve collared a second sex fiend in the spree of attacks that have terrorized a large swath of Brooklyn since March — but they’ve only linked the suspect to one incident. Comment.

Andy Statman channels his borough for new LP

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

Ferry good news — ridership soaring on East River boats

Williamsburg: The new ferry service is doing even better than forecast, according to city figures released this week. Comments (2).

Towns and out? Rep. Ed is so low on cash that some think he’s plotting retirement

Fort Greene: Fifteen-term Rep. Ed Towns is losing the money war to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries — and has only $11,000 on hand against an upstart candidate who raised more than $150,000 in his first cash push. Comments (3).

Dog day for Downtown — with a puppy-filled slideshow

Downtown: Who’s a good boy? Who’s a good boy? Check it out in this photo essay! Comments (2).

‘Check’ please! This show serves your hunger for food and art

Art: Waiters, waittresses and bartenders of Smith Street show off their art at “Guest Check,” an exhibit at the Urban Folk Art gallery. Comments (2).

Tom Chapin’s food for thought

Music: Learn about the joys and pitfalls of nosh while listening to food-forward music by Tom Chapin at the Brooklyn Food Coalition food fair and concert at PS 58. Comment.

People have to realize — there’s lots of crime in Fort Greene

Fort Greene: More iPhone thefts. More subway muggings. More crime at Atlantic Terminal Mall. Just lots of crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct (you know, the usual). Comments (47).

Lakeside Center — you’re the tops

Photo Galleries: Park boosters “topped off” a new recreational and educational facility at Prospect Park, trumpeting the completion of the building’s frame as a milestone for one of the park’s biggest projects ever. Comments (1).

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Nail-biter! Salon manager saves choking girl with the Heimlich

Park Slope: Everyone is breathing easier now, but only because a hero leapt into action to rescue a 7-year-old. Comments (1).

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).

Carroll Gardens woman: I was South Slope fiend’s first victim

Carroll Gardens: A Carroll Gardens woman claims that she was the South Slope Sex Fiend’s first victim — but cops fumbled her case, allowing the creep to terrorize other neighborhoods more than a year later. Comments (2).

Our expanded Occupy Brooklyn coverage — now with a slideshow, too!

Park Slope: About 100 people — including Borough President Markowitz — gathered to fight greed. Did they succeed? Not initially, but we did get a great photo spread out of it. Comments (7).

Should we tattle on each others’ kids?

The Dad: Our columnist is pleased that all his parent friends don’t tattle on each others’ kids. Or is he? Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011

Greed ain’t good! Occupy Brooklyn partly fills Grand Army Plaza

Park Slope: About 100 people — including Borough President Markowitz — gather to fight greed. Comments (10).

Out of the box! Big party all day for DeKalb Market’s radio entrepreneurs

Downtown: Get there now! It’s a day of music from 3-11 pm. Comments (2).

Hinsch’s is saved! Fifth Avenue fixture to reopen next month

Bay Ridge: New owners strike deal with landlord to keep open beloved Bay Ridge institution Comments (20).

Carmine says ‘What’s a matter with kids these days!’

Sunday Screech: In this Sunday Screech, Carmine, well, read for yourself. Comments (4).

Hey, dude, where’s our park?

Meadows of Shame: Williamsburg residents marched on Saturday, demanding the city fund the long-delayed, long-promised Bushwick Inlet Park. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

It’s time to Occupy Brooklyn

Park Slope: Today at 11 am in Grand Army Plaza — the first “Occupy” rally. Comments (13).

South Slope sex fiends attack again — the third time this week!

Windsor Terrace: The South Slope Sex Fiend molested yet another woman as she walked her dog on Seventh Avenue on Thursday night — the third sex attack in a week and the 14th incident in the area since March. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

Occupy Wall Street movement hits Brooklyn — and nine are arrested

Downtown: The Manhattan-based protest takes a detour to a foreclosure hearing in Supreme Court — and disrupt the procedings. Comments (11).

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).

Alleged South Slope sex fiend to undergo psychiatric exam

Windsor Terrace: The man accused of groping a woman in Sunset Park is being held without bail pending a psychiatric evaluation. Comments (6).

It’s a ‘BRIC’ house! BCAT breaks ground on fancy new home

Fort Greene: A former vaudeville theater on Fulton Street will be transformed into a flashy arts and broadcasting center — the latest addition to the slowly growing BAM Cultural District. Comment.

What’s on the menu? At Sweetwolf’s, whatever you say

Dining: The gluten-free quinoa made the cut. The Sriracha-covered chicken waffle did not. Comments (2).

‘Sixth’ sense! Owner kills sports bar plan on quiet Slope street

Park Slope: A would-be sports bar on Sixth Avenue withdraws its application for a full liquor license after neighborhood complaints. Comments (6).

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

Obama visits with ‘President’ Restler

Williamsburg: Who’s that tall gawky guy with Lincoln Restler? Comments (10).

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