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Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Write on! Graffiti legends relive the past in new gallery show

Art: It’s all at FiveMyles this weekend. Comments (8).

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).

Stuff it! Bell House hosts wacky taxidermy night

Event: This ain’t your grandfather’s taxidermy! Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

Carmine says ‘Buy American!’

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Sunday Screech, Carmines’s tired of big-box retailers selling Chinese merchandise! Comments (13).

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

Mixed review for Uncle Barry’s

Bar Scrawl: The new Park Slope sports bar has some pluses, some minuses (like that weird breakfast drink). Comments (5).

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Out of work! Ratner ally BUILD got just 15 jobs for black Yards supporters

Prospect Heights: The organization that promised to deliver jobs for black supporters of Atlantic Yards has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from developer Bruce Ratner to help train workers for the positions — but has only secured work for 15 people at the $5-billion mega-project. Comments (40).

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).

What a load! Ridgites mad over Fourth Avenue ‘No Parking’ zone

Bay Ridge: The city is slamming drivers with $100 tickets for parking in a Fourth Avenue “loading zone” during the day — even though some signs actually indicate that parking is legal! Comments (12).

Get used to the Gowanus!

Bay Ridge: State kills plans for tunnel, says highway is here to stay Comments (7).

Thinking about Edward R. Murrow for your kid? Read this story right now

Midwood: A Brooklyn high school founded as a bastion of student freedom has become one of the borough’s most strict, thanks to a principal with a penchant for punishment who’s not afraid to reward misbehaving students with unscheduled vacations. Comments (91).

Finding the perfect gift is easy — thanks to our help

Yes, it’s the first installment of our holiday gift guide! Comments (1).

Two great tastes — whisky and pickle juice — together at last

Event: Some matches are meant to be. Comments (9).

All quiet on the subway front

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

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

State nixes BQE fixes

Brooklyn Heights: The feds are pulling the plug on a vital, and long-promised, overhaul of a crumbling portion of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, saying that fixing the borough’s transportation artery is just too expensive. Comments (16).

Slashed! Dozens of cars left flat in Ridge after tire shop pamphlets area

Bay Ridge: A vandal went on a tire-slashing rampage overnight on Monday, stranding more than three dozen cars on 71st and 72nd streets — and residents say that the carnage came a day after a Park Slope tire shop plastered the area with business cards. Comments (17).

Hospital stay! The city halts redevelopment of former medical center in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The city has halted the redevelopment of the long-defunct Greenpoint Hospital after the project’s subcontractor was charged with underpaying workers at another site in the Bronx. Comment.

Barron makes the fight against Rep. Ed Towns a three-way

Bay Ridge: Firebrand Councilman Charles Barron has joined the battle to unseat 30-year Rep. Ed Towns — adding another big name candidate to the 2012 race. Comments (8).

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

Coal’d shoulder! City blocks new Grimaldi’s from opening over illegal oven

DUMBO: The pizza war on Old Fulton Street rages on — before the first pie has even been thrown! Comments (4).

‘Shore’ thing: Neighbors say Ridge road’s a crash zone

Mean Streets: Shore Road has become a demolition derby where speeding cars careen out of control and crash into parked vehicles as they try to negotiate a blind curve, and it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt, say neighbors who want the city to slow the cars down. Comments (22).

Cillian Murphy makes American stage debut at St. Ann’s Warehouse

Theater: St. Ann’s Warehouse solidifies its place as the American home of Irish playwright Enda Walsh with the searing writer’s latest descent into madness, the one-man tour de force, “Misterman.” Comments (1).

A whisky rebellion at Longbow Pub

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

Oscar fever! Yards docu-ganda on short list for little gold statue

Cinema: The Atlantic Yards documentary, “Battle for Brooklyn,” has a fighting chance to take home one of Tinseltown’s top trophies. Comments (22).

More and more iPhone crimes

Fort Greene: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (2).

Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

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).

Feds drop case against Kruger ‘crony’

Bay Ridge: The U.S. Attorney has found that Brooklyn real estate baron Aaron Malinsky paid, but didn’t play, with scandal-tarred state Sen. Carl Kruger. Comment.

Rats! City Tech cafeteria is the dirtiest in the borough

The Greatest Story Ever: Reading, ’riting and rat infestation! Comments (4).

Grow your own! Beard and mustache competiton is back!

Event: Yet another chance for the follically gifted to strut their stuff. Comments (3).

Major ‘Dick’! Matt Kish’s illustrated ‘Moby’ is huge

Books: The acclaimed illustrator has, unlike Ahab, succeeded in his quest to land the great whale. Comments (1).

Green-Wood’s new gateway? Cemetery buys greenhouse for visitors center

Greenwood Heights: Green-Wood Cemetery is ramping up its tourism push by buying a crumbling, but historic, greenhouse across the street with an eye towards turning it into a museum and visitors center. Comments (8).

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011

If you love something, let it fly alone

The Dad: Our columnist lets his 13-year-old fly to Grandma’s house without him. They both learned a valuable lesson. Comments (1).

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011

Olga Bloom, creator of the beloved Bargemusic, dies at 92

DUMBO: Olga Bloom — the spirited violinist who gave up her performing career to create Bargemusic, the 34-year-old floating concert hall on the Fulton Ferry Landing in DUMBO — died on Thanksgiving Day at age 92. Comments (3).

Post-Thanksgiving fun: Pick your favorite design for Brooklyn Bridge Park hotel

Bridge ‘Park’: Watch our slideshow and then render your verdict! Comments (8).

Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

Di Fara is back! And our reporter had the first pizza

Midwood: You asked for it, and the city delivered. Comments (4).

Downtown congregation seeks developer for holy alliance to save church

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

Pie are squared! Patsy Grimaldi to regain DUMBO throne — and coal oven!

DUMBO: In a dramatic twist, Patsy Grimaldi — the man behind the original pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge — is emerging from retirement to reopen his old parlor with his old coal-fired oven! This is the biggest pizza story since Tony Pero broke off from Lombardi’s (you know what we mean!). Comments (5).

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. 24, 2011

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas on the Fulton Mall

Downtown: Piped-in yuletide music — before Thanksgiving?! Comments (5).

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

BREAKING: Di Fara is back!

Midwood: The legendary pizzeria on Avenue J in Midwood will re-open today after passing the Health Department’s re-inspection this morning. Comments (5).

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).

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