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Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Want soul? You’ll be going up with OTiS

Music: The Park Slope-based outfit is determined to let the world know that Brooklyn’s got a soul scene — even though you might not know it. Comment.

A new ‘Under the Bridge’ record — under the bridge

DUMBO: Seventy-three locals made world history last week, standing in the Manhattan Bridge Archway in DUMBO and belting out a 1990s anthem. Comments (2).

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Dirty Brooklyn! Our borough spawned legendary pornographers!

Really? Yes, Screw magazine publisher and Penthouse legend Bob Guccione our favorite sons of Brooklyn. Comments (5).

Plane annoying! Ridge man maddened by interference on boob tube

Bay Ridge: Allen Bortnick says low-flying aircrafts are making it impossible for him to enjoy “Wheel of Fortune.” Comments (20).

Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

The ol’ bump and rhyme! Striptease and poetry come together at Coney

Nightlife: Sideshows by the Seashore does it again. Comment.

Park ranger who caught pervert gets jerked around

Meadows of Shame: A gutsy park ranger who captured a gun-slinging man masturbating in Prospect Park says he was reprimanded by the city for taking matters into his own hands. Comments (32).

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011

Carmine’s happy when teenagers clean up

Sunday Screech: In today’s Sunday Screech, Carmine tells it like it is about the youth of today. Comment.

This little ‘Light’ of theirs — they’re gonna let it shine

Theater: A new musical about hope and dreams — bring the family. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

Downtown congregation seeks developer for holy alliance to save church

Downtown: Help save the New Baptist Temple! Comments (9).

A budget ‘Babes’ at the Brick

Theater: A new rendition of the Christmas classic, “Babes in Toyland,” is a recession spectacular! Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

Perspective: Think about it while reading personal reflections from the borough’s leaders. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Unions save Bruce with big pay cut to get Yards going

Construction Update: Union workers are coming to Bruce Ratner’s rescue — again! — agreeing to take massive pay cuts to pave the way for the first residential building at Atlantic Yards, a cut-rate, pre-fabricated tower to rise next to the Barclays Center. Comments (25).

No-tel! City shows off big park plans, but is tight-lipped on Bridge Park development

Bridge ‘Park’: Residents demanded the city slow down before chosing a builder for the hotel, condo, and retail development in prime space in Brooklyn Bridge Park, but the city says its forging ahead — and refuses to reveal who’ll pick the winning design. Comments (28).

Millman carries teachers union’s spear in charter school battle

Success Charter Network wants to open on Baltic Street, but the assemblywoman is backing the teachers union, which opposes the school. Comments (25).

Coal’d comfort! Grimaldi’s to move, but oven will stay behind

DUMBO: Grimaldi’s, regarded by many as the best pizzeria in the city, is moving to a new DUMBO location, but leaving behind the key to its success: its coal oven. Comments (5).

Burlesque-Dixieland fusion!

Music: Rosie 151, the Red Hook Ramblers and the Way Station — perfect together. Comments (1).

‘Occupiers’ fill the cash register!

Brooklyn Heights: The anti-greed movement is good for business, it turns out. Comments (1).

Bawled ‘Eagle’! Newspaper HQ to become nondescript apartments

Brooklyn Heights: A developer wants to raze the squat offices of the Brooklyn Eagle for a new apartment building — but a Brooklyn Heights leader thinks his design is too boring for the neighborhood. Comment.

Bar Scrawl — special Thanksgiving edition!

Bar Scrawl: Why wait until Friday — you can get our latest bartoon right now! Comment.

The Turkey Day roundup

Weekend Watch: Traveling this weekend? Read this before you throw up your leftovers! Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

Free Dom DeMarco! Reopen Di Fara!

Mice are the latest creatures to flock to Di Fara Pizzeria — and the Health Department is cracking down. Comments (20).

Patty wake, patty wake! Christie’s to close on Flatbush Avenue

Dining: The owner of a cheap neighborhood favorite will close his restaurant after 45 years in Park Slope and Prospect Heights, citing a landlord-tenant dispute fueled by a nearby sports arena. Comments (24).

Ice creamed! Woman finds dime in a pint of Häagen-Dazs

This pint of ice cream came with cash back. Comments (25).

Cone rangers! City installs traffic barriers to deter Park cyclists

Mean Streets: The city has a message for bicyclists in Prospect Park in the wake of two near-fatal crashes: Slow down! Comments (42).

Short stands tall! Reporter gets mega-cash for dogging Vito

Aaron Short’s relentless pursuit of shenanigans inside Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s office and its charity spin-off has kept readers in thrall for years — and now it’s won a major award. Comments (13).

Battle on high! Fight over ‘Skyscraper’ District nears climax

Downtown: A proposal to landmark nearly two dozen towers in Downtown is heading for a climactic battle at the City Council as co-op residents and the borough’s most-powerful landlords fight preservationists in hopes of cutting the landmark zone down to size or killing it altogether. Comment.

Live hot sex (talk)! Writers talk dirty at Union Hall

Nightlife: A raucous evening onstage next week. Comments (4).

Cops: We have teen terrors

Williamsburg: Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Boerum Hill pole watchers are getting the shaft!

Boerum Hill: A group of Warren Street residents want security cameras put up on a lamp post on the block — but the city has given them the run-around Comments (7).

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Brooklyn Paper saves dog!

Not to toot our own horn, but our article about a brutalized dog led to a flood of generous donations. You’re welcome. Comments (9).

Finally! The real story behind the Brooklyn Bridge

Books: A new book explores the family legacy of the Great Bridge. Comments (2).

Off course! Ridgite wants Marathon out of his hood!

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge man who walks with a cane is running out of patience with the New York City Marathon, and is demanding the racers avoid his neighborhood entirely so that Ridgites can get one more enjoyably fall day a calendar that has too few of them to begin with. Comments (22).

City: Vito’s charity boss cooked the books

Bushwick: A scathing investigation charges that the head of a Bushwick charity faked financial documents and the group broke state law. Comments (11).

A feel-good, no judgment column

Fearless Parenting: Want to feel better about your kids? Stop using other people’s standards and use your own. Comments (3).

Pedestrian injured in collision with Park cyclist sues city

Mean Streets: A Windsor Terrace actress who was nearly killed in a crash with a bicyclist in Prospect Park is preparing to sue the city for $3 million, claiming speeding two-wheelers put pedestrians in danger on the park’s popular roadway. Comments (29).

Grimaldi’s will serve its final pie — then move next door

DUMBO: We knew it was coming. The iconic DUMBO pizzeria lost its lease, but it’s opening a fresh new parlor next door. Comments (10).

Booth loose! MTA makes good on promise to remove Carroll St clerk

Carroll Gardens: MTA officials made good on their promise to remove the token booth clerk at the Carroll Street station’s President Street entrance, angering locals who fear for their security, but not moving their elected officials to action. Comments (4).

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011

Private investigator is now on the Rubin case

The family of the missing cafe owner Josh Rubin also offers a $5,000 reward for information leading to his return. Comments (3).

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

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

BREAKING: Missing cafe owner’s family appeals to media to support new search effort

The family of the Ditmas Park café owner who went missing more than two weeks ago will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce a “significant change” in their search strategy, according to the “Find Josh Rubin” Facebook page. Comments (2).

Paint fumes from Brooklyn Bridge have locals breathing uneasy

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

Unions, aesthetes dunked as Ratner plans pre-fab building at Yards

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner will build the tallest modular buildings in the world at his Prospect Heights mega-project, cutting labor costs and reducing architural panache. Comments (58).

‘Occupy’ the subway! Anti-Wall Street protesters go underground

Downtown: The “99 percent” took its incendiary movement into two subway stations in Brooklyn on Thursday as part of a huge day of protests celebrating the two-month anniversary of the first settlement at Zuccotti Park. Comments (18).

Pie in the sky! Baker needs to make 1,600 tarts to save her business

Clinton Hill: A Fort Greene Baker is waging a last-ditch, 1,600-pie battle to save her storefront after the city repeatedly shut her down for health violations. Comments (20).

Another rape in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Police are looking for four suspects who allegedly brutalized a woman inside the Glenwood Hotel. Comments (14).

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

BREAKING: Ratner’s pre-fab tower!

Atlantic Yards: Is it pre-fabulous or not? You decide — we’ve got the pictures. Comments (24).

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).

Neighbors fume over art studio’s exhaust and noise

Greenpoint: An artist suffers for his creations — but now so do some of his neighbors. Comments (3).

Thirty bites! Our food writer hit the big 3–0, so she cheered up with some great eats

Dining: I just turned 30, so I asked The Brooklyn Paper to help me cheer up, so my short-armed, deep-pocketed editor coughed up some big bucks so I could consume 30 of the borough’s best dishes! But you won’t need a special occasion to try them — or even a big budget! — as most of these treats top out at $10. The Big 3-0 never tasted so good! Comments (10).

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