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Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

Get used to Carmine, people, because he isn’t going anywhere

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Sunday Screech, Carmine says he’s going to live to be 150 — even if his organs don’t! Comments (3).

Jesus! This is one damn good art exhibit

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Brooklyn Museum’s controversial portrait show — including the ants crawling on the crucifix — is a hit! Comments (3).

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

A Brooklyn Thanksgiving

Clinton Hill: Thanksgiving is upon us and there are so many things to buy, eat, do or see in Brooklyn that, once again, you don’t need to schlep into Gaphattan for fun. From finding the perfect bird to easying your post-meal guilt, here’s our annual Turkey Day tribute. Comments (2).

Paint fumes from Brooklyn Bridge have locals breathing uneasy

Brooklyn Heights: Ooooh, that smell! Comments (3).

A very Raiola Thanksgiving — a full meal from our chef!

Prime Time: Our personal executive chef creates an entire menu for your holiday feast. You better click on this story if you want to impress a house full of relatives! Comments (2).

Go drinking — at a distillery!

Bar Scrawl: Our Bar Scrawl heads to Breuckelen Distilling Company. 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! Comments (2).

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Jury convicts teen in slaying of ABC newsman

John Katehis’s second trial comes to a conclusion in this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comments (2).

Naval maneuver! New maritime history museum looks forward and back

Art: The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s new museum and visitor’s center is as much about the history of what was once the center of American shipbuilding as it is about its even-brighter future. Comments (3).

Are tree pits a ‘quick fix’ for Gowanus stink?

Cleaning Our Waterways: No — the just-installed, $16,000 “bioswales” can’t retain enough water to keep the poop out of the canal. Comments (3).

High on ‘Dry’! New goods shop has retro-chic charm

Boerum Hill: Where can you find 1950s pastry cutters, a mouthwash invented for Louis XV, or eardrops for dogs made by Italian nuns? At Dry Goods on Atlantic Avenue. Comments (17).

This weekend — it’s trainmageddon!

Weekend Watch: Shuttle buses replace the F train this weekend. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Missing cafe owner was thinking about moving

Ditmas Park: The Ditmas Park café owner who disappeared two weeks ago may actually have been planning his own escape. Comments (22).

City sends Coney carnies to the boneyard

Coney Island: The city has given pink slips to the operators of nearly a dozen old-school carny game boothes in the heart of Coney Island’s amusement district Comments (7).

Bait and switch? Ratner sued over ‘sham’ job-training program

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner set up a “sham” job-training program that ended up screwing workers out of promised union positions on his $5-billion mega-project, a bombshell lawsuit charged on Tuesday. Comments (5).

Spirit is willing — and the flesh is full of gin!

Nightlife: Brooklyn’s newest craft distillery is churning out the hooch with the spirit of a Prohibition-era bootlegger. Comments (3).

Elizabeth, beloved museum iguana, is dead

Crown Heights: Elizabeth the iguana, who entertained thousands and mingled with mayors, celebrities and disabled children from her perch at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, has died. She was 19. Comment.

The orchid cheat? Botanic Garden mega-flower in bloom — thanks to fertilizer!

Event: You gotta get to the garden to see this massive orchid. Comments (2).

A very Muppet party — for adults — at Union Hall

Nightlife: Enter “The Muppet Vault” on Nov. 20 — a few days before the new Muppet movie opens! Comments (1).

Hi, ‘Five’! Irondale stages ‘Henry V’ as part of a two-year ‘1599 Project’

Fort Greene: Get ready to party like it’s 1599! Comments (1).

Pussies galore! Help adopt these abandoned cats

An animal rescuer is desperately seeking homes for dozens of abandoned cats after a renowned Sunset Park kitten hoarder died last week. Comments (6).

K9 cops! Windsor Terrace gets watchdogs to escort women home

Windsor Terrace: Windsor Terrace is calling in the watchdogs! Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Nude bomb! Here’s the skinny on Ridge’s naked avenger

Bay Ridge: Clothes-less lady on major street. Yes, the Full Monty on Third Avenue. People are talking, but we’ve got the pictures. Comments (13).

Where is BeeBop? A neighborhood waits for any sign of absent cat

Brooklyn Heights: The missing mouser is still the subject of a hot pursuit in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (28).

$eventh cents! Merchants want new tax to keep avenue clean

Park Slope: Seventh Avenue business owners are moving ahead with a plan to levy a new tax to clean up Park Slope’s main shopping strip after city officials failed to properly do the job. Comments (17).

Pond scum! Prospect Park’s lake has a really gross sheen

Meadows of Shame: The Parks Department spent much of the past three days denying reports that deadly green bacteria have overwhelmed the Prospect Park lake — but then revealed this week that biologists are testing the scum to determine the full extent of the threat. Comments (5).

Great new pa$ta place on Montague Street!

Foodie-in-Chief: Plus all the other food gossip this week. Comment.

Look, crime is bad in Fort Greene

Fort Greene: Hold your letters and can your comments, people. There is lots and lots of crime in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. We do this for a living and we can say that crime is worse in Fort Greene than elsewhere. Enough. Comments (48).

‘Betrayed’ workers to sue Ratner today

Construction Update: A group of unemployed construction workers is suing Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner to recover lost wages for jobs that they claim they were promised but never received at the $5-billion Prospect Heights megaproject. Comments (12).

A great adventure — without ever leaving the five boroughs

Event: Explore the depths of the sewer system, a labrynth of abandoned subway tunnels or a condemned mental institution on the outskirts of town — without getting dirty next week at Union Docs. Comments (1).

To be a great dad, fail sometimes

The Dad: Our columnist learns that when he makes mistakes, his daughters learn. Comments (4).

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Occupy Wall Street finally gets a Brooklyn accent

Photo Galleries: Protesters decry “crony capitalism” at Atlantic Yards, Albee Square and other locations. With a slideshow, even! Comments (12).

So long, Sokol! Old furniture store sells to fancy developer

Changing Brooklyn: The gentrification of Columbia Street continues. Comments (1).

Attack was not a hate crime — but pols, Jews rally anyway

Williamsburg: A big Sunday protest to call for more NYPD patrols — though cops say that Friday night’s attack on a Hasidic man was not a bias crime. Comments (17).

Empty ‘Nest’ no more! Beloved dive bar reopens on Bedford Avenue

Nightlife: Williamsburg’s beloved Bedford Avenue dive bar, Turkey’s Nest, reopened last week with a clean bill of health after inspectors closed shut it down on Halloween. Comments (27).

Get your art pumping at this gallery fitness classes

Fitness: Kiwi Sweat, a new pop-up aerobics program that offers fitness classes in unusual locations, is taking over Invisible Dog for one weekend. Comments (2).

Pie-eyed! Annual social raises money for charity and thickness for your waist

Event: And there’s a whole mess of pies. Comment.

Dead space to green space — Navy Yard may turn burial ground into park

Williamsburg: An abandoned naval cemetery will be transformed into a peaceful, wildlife-filled respite under a proposal being pushed by the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. Comments (14).

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

Saved! ‘Offensive’ crucifix video will remain part of Brooklyn Museum show

Art: And you get to go see it on Friday. Comments (6).

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

A beer that hops on the ‘Occupy’ bandwagon

Red Hook: Sixpoint Craft Ale’s “Occupation Ale” proves that the revolution will be brewed. Comments (7).

Cops who roughed up Jumaane are disciplined

Two black city officials were vindicated — albeit only partially — on Thursday as the NYPD disciplined three officers who detained and handcuffed them after the West Indian Day Parade on Labor Day. Comments (5).

Mama mia! La Traviata closes

Brooklyn Heights: Pasta-lovers are devastated that Ralph Tommaso — owner of the 30-year-old Montague Street institution — shut down without warning. Comments (14).

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Protesters ‘Occupy’ Downtown in rage over corporate tax breaks

Downtown: Occupy Wall Street protesters — some in costume — hit Downtown on Thursday, rallying outside JP Morgan Chase’s offices to condemn tax breaks that gave the wealthy bank hundreds of millions in subsidies even though the company did not retain the thousands of jobs it promised. Comments (6).

The Champagne Diet! New book says you can drink bubbly and get fit

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge woman swears by a dietary supplement that comes from a liquor store. Comments (15).

Vicious dog-on-dog violence in Prospect Park

Park Slope: A slim greyhound is brutalized by a pit bull, leaving one woman facing thousands in vet bills. It really is a dog-beat-dog world. Comments (55).

Occupy Brooklyn storms back with a weekend of action in Downtown

The borough’s fledgling social justice movement will offer two days of rallies, teach-ins, speeches and, yes, some good old-fashioned protesting. Comment.

Don’t leave town! FDR ramp closure will make it hell to get back to Brooklyn

Mean Streets: This just in (literally): The Department of Transportation has just told us that Brooklyn-bound drivers should avoid the Brooklyn Bridge at all costs this weekend! Comments (10).

Windsor Terrace gets F-d (and G’d)!

Windsor Terrace: Thousands of F- and G-line commuters in Windsor Terrace will need to find a new way to get home starting on Monday when some service is eliminated to the 15th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway stations. Comments (3).

Floater! Artists will put cameras on boats in the Newtown Creek

Greenpoint: Three Greenpoint artists will deploy miniature boats that will record underwater life on Brooklyn’s most-polluted waterway. Mmm, delicious. Comments (4).

Friends keep vigil for park crash victim

Meadows of Shame: A beloved Prospect Park volunteer was badly injured — and is now in a coma — after a collision with a cyclist on her own turf last Thursday. Comments (9).

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! Comments (1).

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Jesus! Brooklyn Museum stands up to Catholics over ants-on-cross piece

Prospect Heights: The Museum says it will not remove a controversial artwork depicting bugs walking on a crucifix of Jesus Christ. It opens next Friday! Comments (17).

Bastards! Pit crew stealing our wheels

Two cars were found with their wheels removed this morning, reminding Brownstone Brooklynites of the bad old days of urban living. Comments (5).

De-fence! Facing tough opposition, Poly Prep withdraws plan to take dead-end street

Bay Ridge: A fancy Bay Ridge prep school has changed its mind — and the people are happy. Comments (8).

Park lover in a coma after being run down by cyclist

Meadows of Shame: A beloved Prospect Park volunteer was badly injured — and is now in a coma — after a collision with a cyclist on her own turf on Thursday. Comments (14).

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