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Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

In Greenpoint, city is acting ‘stoop’-id

Greenpoint: A man’s home may indeed be his castle, but on one Greenpoint street, the stoop is an entirely different matter. Comments (1).

Another iPhone swiped by the bicycle thief

Park Slope: The teenager who has stalked iPhone users in Park Slope for two years continued his reign of terror last week, swiping another of the fancy smartphones from a woman on Flatbush Avenue. Comments (1).

THIS JUST IN: Feds finally state what we all know — the Gowanus is a cancer-causing toilet

Cleaning Our Waterways: And if you’re eating any crabs from the canal, you’d better stop now. Comments (2).

Here’s the winner of the hairy face-off

From chinstraps and juncos to Van Dykes and Garibaldis, Sunset Park space-rocker Aaron Kelly knows how to shave off the competition when it comes to waging a battle of the beards. Comments (8).

Artist: Who needs ‘Black History Month’?

Event: And this coming from a man who’ll lead a Black History Month exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, no less! Comments (4).

Cops: This is the Fort Greene rapist

Fort Greene: The violent thug who tried to rape a young woman just feet from the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Fort Greene last week is a white man with chubby cheeks, sunken eyes and light hair, cops say. Comments (5).

We’re grateful ‘Dead’ will be returning to Littlefield

Music: All Conrad Keely wants to do is scare you — make you turn the lights on and pull up the covers. Comments (1).

Really scary carjacking on Atlantic

Fort Greene: And it wouldn’t be a police blotter without more crime at the Atlantic Terminal Mall. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (2).

‘Super’ parties at rival Cobble Hill bars

Event: Two storied football franchises are facing off in the Super Bowl —and so are two storied Cobble Hill bars. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

Mom-strosity! Cops say PTA treasurer stole from school

Cobble Hill: The former treasurer for PS 29’s parent association is facing more than just a call to the principal’s office after she allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars from the group last fall. Comments (9).

Fort Greene restaurant heats up as the weather gets cold

Dining: When the temperature drops, so does the price of Chez Oskar’s spiked cider! With video … Comments (4).

Bed and ‘Board’ — unofficial CB 1 website pitches sex toy party!

Williamsburg: Move over, Craigslist! Community Board 1’s bulletin board is now the hottest place to advertise sex parties — but some members are all hot and bothered about it. Comments (15).

Copping list! Police may run errands for home-bound seniors

Carroll Gardens: Crooks beware: The milkman’s packing heat! Comments (1).

Heights Players take on ‘Frost/Nixon’

Theater: By hook and by crook, this is a great play. Comments (1).

Nothing ‘Drowsy’ about Gallery Players’ production of ‘Chaperone’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The mousy man in the Broadway memorabilia-filled apartment just wants to be entertained by a story and a few good songs. Comment.

Our columnist can handle the truth!

Fearless Parenting: Even when her boys talk about their penises in public. Comments (8).

Cops guard the pews as O’Shea says last Mass at Montserrat

Bedford-Stuyvesant: The Brooklyn Diocese called in a strong show of police force on Sunday outside a beloved Bedford-Stuyvesant chapel that the church hierarchy closed in a controversial move. Comments (3).

This month, BAM is the Church of Sarandon

Cinema: A well-deserved retrospective to the lady behind the sunglasses in “Thelma and Louise” and the white T-shirt in “Atlantic City.” Comments (1).

Abominable snowmen

Carroll Gardens: A man is pelted and robbed. Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1).

Pratt PO to return — but users shrug

Clinton Hill: The Pratt post office will reopen as early as next month after a year of repairs and arguments — but some customers could care less. Comments (2).

Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

Confirmed! ‘Sweet Music’ as Viola tapped to teach the Clones to pitch

Ridin’ the Cyclones: Met legend Frank Viola has been named pitching coach of the Brooklyn Cyclones. And beloved former Clone Bobby Malek will be hitting coach. Oh, and some guy named Rich Donnelly will be the skipper. Comments (1).

Improper-ty! McMansion has more than $100K in city fines!

The owner of an ever-expanding Manhattan Beach McMansion has racked up more than $100,000 in violations for illegal contruction over the past eight years — and now the additions are intruding on neighbors’ property. Comments (4).

Oh, doctor! Dr. Suess gets the burlesque treatment in DUMBO next week

Nightlife: The perfect show for bedtime (though not for bedtime stories). Comment.

Coffee, scones and capitalism at Crop to Cup

Dining: The “collective” management style has been replaced with real ownership at Crop to Cup’s new Third Avenue shop — and the coffee is even better. Comment.

Ridge leaders do what they do best — lead!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge activists gathered together to celebrate their achievements last Saturday at an annual event whose guest list reads like a “Who’s Who” of the neighborhood. Comments (1).

You’ll say ‘Shalom’ about Joe’s Israeli chicken

Prime Time: Last year, my beautiful wife Abby and I visited her family in Israel. Comment.

In this football play, there are no boys allowed

Theater: Are you ready for some gender politics? Comments (2).

It’s Regina Opera’s annual ‘Salute to Broadway’

Music: So long, Wagner — hello, Webber! Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011

Meet your Idiotarod winner — Disasterpiece!

It’s been five years burning down the road, but Disasterpiece has finally claimed the Idiotarod race’s top prize of “best in show.” Comments (2).

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011

‘Sweet Music’ as Viola tapped to teach the Clones to pitch

Ridin’ the Cyclones: Met legend Frank Viola has been named pitching coach of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

Obama visits with ‘President’ Restler 

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

Brooklyn man — Ken Adams — to run state economic agency

The state agency behind the controversial Atlantic Yards mega-project and the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development now has a Brooklynite at the helm. Comments (2).

Hey, freelancer, get out of those pajamas and into an office

Greenpoint: Workers of Greenpoint, unite — at a new office space just for freelancers. Comments (3).

Judge to city: ‘Stay’ out of Broadway Triangle

Bushwick: The city’s bid to develop affordable housing in South Willamsburg stumbled this week, when a Manhattan judge refused to move forward on a lawsuit against the plan because the federal government is still investigating one of the city’s nonprofit development partners. Comments (3).

Lake Simons’s new show is life upside down

Theater: Get ready to throw all sense of reality out the door. Comment.

Tennis, no one? Bubble collapses under heavy snow

Boerum Hill: The tennis bubble atop a Boerum Hill gym collapsed overnight on Wednesday, a victim of Snowpocalypse III, which dumped 13 more inches of the white stuff on an already powdery borough. Comments (1).

Comediennes take center stage at Word Bookshop next week

Books: Three comics headline a night of laughter by women, but for everyone. Comment.

Yellow cab, red flames, black char

Williamsburg: Beware hailing a taxicab during a blizzard. Comments (1).

Our cartoonist likes Union Hall

Bar Scrawl: Bar Scrawl takes his cartoonists’-eye view into Park Slope’s bar-library. Comment.

F-ing headache continues

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, Jan. 29 at 12:01 am to Monday, Jan. 31 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (2).

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011

Our photographers are snow damn good!

Here it is, folks, the inevitable snow slideshow. Enjoy. Comments (1).

Look out, below! City plants trees in Ridge’s ‘Dead Man’s Hill’

Bay Ridge: Now, it’s really “Dead Man’s Hill”! Comments (5).

Carroll Street ‘Hell House’ coming down!

Carroll Gardens: A developer will dismantle the illegal 40-foot addition atop a 19th-century building on Carroll Street, a project that had become so controversial that it led the city to rezone the neighborhood. Comments (4).

Pay to play! City quietly hikes recreation fees

Tennis players are raising a racket over a scheme to double the fee to play the sport of kings on outdoor public courts, part of a citywide athletic fee hike that could make it more expensive to stay fit. Comments (11).

Spend and win on Fifth Ave.

Shopping: All it takes is $14 and a dream. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

The Philharmonic is finally singing a new tune

Music: Back from the brink, Brooklyn’s orchestra has new cash and a new leader. Comment.

City rejects paved over Carroll Gardens garden

Carroll Gardens: The city has mowed down a plan by a Carroll Gardens man who paved his front yard to turn into an outdoor seating space for his new cafe — the latest effort to protect the expansive gardens that give the neighborhood its name and much of its character. Comments (5).

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011

The Idiotarod rolls off at 10 am on Saturday

Awesome: It’s the third jewel in the hipster Triple Crown. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

Coming soon — farts to fuel!

The Greatest Story Ever: It’s all part of a National Grid gas-recovery system that will turn your gas into, well, gas. Comments (1).

Map factor! Historical Society saves a rarest look at early New York

Brooklyn Heights: A 250-year-old map of the city is found — and restored to its original glory. Comments (3).

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