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Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Ring in New Year’s with a case of the blues

Brooklyn Heights: But don’t worry: This performance by blues musician extraordinaire Arthur Neilson will anything but a bummer. Comments (1).

Time cops! Fancy watch maker wages war against Rolex Deli

The Greatest Story Ever: It was a matter of time! Comments (7).

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011

I ain’t Fonda Jane, but I love my pasta!

Sunday Screech: This week Carmine lays into Jane Fonda like only he can! Comments (8).

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

Barclays Center traffic changes screwed Boerum Hill, residents say

Mean Streets: The city’s efforts to tinker with the traffic flow around the Barclays Center to reduce congestion near the under-construction arena have not only failed, area residents say — they’ve actually made things worse on Third Avenue in Boerum Hill. Comments (35).

This band is not the usual ‘Suspects’

Music: Southern rock ain’t just the Allman Brothers anymore. Comments (4).

Fried and glory! Latke cookoff features Brooklyn’s best chefs on Monday

Dining: Talk about grate expectations. Comment.

Pass the kohlrabi! Greene-Hill food co-op is set to open

Shopping: Talk about comrades in farms — a members only supermarket based on the Park Slope Food Co-op is about to open in Clinton Hill. Comments (3).

Winter Wonder Q

Finally, a backyard barbeque in winter! Comments (2).

A gentrified Mall? Two views

Perspective: Is the gentrification along Downtown’s Fulton Mall a good or a bad thing? Click below for opinion pieces.

You’ll want to see Shanty

Bar Scrawl: A Williamsburg distillery opens a bona-fide bar. Comments (1).

Parents: City backing out of ‘Green School’ deal

Bay Ridge: The city is reneging on its promise to move an overcrowded, makeshift school in an old apartment building into a new schoolhouse, according to parents and a pol. Comments (4).

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, Dec. 15, 2011

This camping stove helps you answer the cell of the wild

DUMBO: At last, you can get away from it all on a camping trip to the wilderness — but still charge your iPhone! Comments (1).

Fort Hamilton’s ‘Columbine’ teacher quits before she can get fired

Bay Ridge: Art teacher Sabrina Milo couldn’t face a city firing board even though she was let off the hook for allegedly threatening to shoot up the Bay Ridge school. Comments (4).

Christmas party: Your last-minute guide to the greatest holiday shows in the borough

Christmas is just a week and change away, which means the next two weekends are chock full of holiday cheer, holiday shows, holiday parties and holiday spirit — yes, we mean the alcoholic kind. So throw it all back, and soak it all in, by stopping by a few of the greatest holiday parties and performances the borough has to offer. Comments (1).

Believe it — smooth sailing on the rails

Weekend Watch: Traveling this weekend? The MTA is offering little agita. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Tunnel vision! Railway legend, Bob Diamond, sues city over trolleys

Columbia St Waterfront: The city broke its promise to let a railway enthusiast build a trolley service from Downtown to Red Hook that would have passed through a shuttered subway tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, a bombshell $160-million lawsuit charged last week. Comments (34).

Typical Italian food? Nein!

Carroll Gardens: This Italian restaurant has a German accent. Comments (2).

Reed all about it! Tucker to head D’town Partnership

Downtown: He helped rebuild DUMBO, then Baghdad. Now Tucker Reed has landed a big job running Downtown’s big business group. Comments (7).

Openings, closings and gossip

Foodie-in-Chief: Yes, it’s this week’s roundup from our Foodie in Chief. Comment.

Beer gets classy: Greenpoint bar makes brew into cocktails

Greenpoint: Some say, “Beer with liquor, never been sicker,” but not these guys! Comment.

Mix and match: Find your next roommate — or apartment — at this boozy mixer.

Event: This matchmaking event aims to land you a partner who’s willing to commit — to signing a lease. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

Brooklyn reborn! Borough businesses back on Boardwalk!

Coney Island: The Italian landlord of Coney Island’s Boardwalk has seen the light, and will let Brooklyn-born businesses like Ruby’s, Paul’s Daughter, and Tom’s Diner take part in the re-birth of the People’s Playground. Comments (5).

Bike stolen? One Park Slope family simply stole it back

Park Slope: And this Wild West story even includes a ride off into the sunset. Comments (19).

St. Ann’s finds new theater space in DUMBO

DUMBO: St. Ann’s Warehouse — the beloved cutting-edge theater company that is losing its current home to development and a proposed future home in Brooklyn Bridge Park after neighbors sued — is staying in DUMBO after all. Comment.

Route problem! Thugs terrorize cyclists on bike path between housing projects

Mean Streets: Brick-tossing teens have turned a major cycling route through a public housing project in Fort Greene into death trap, injuring or terrorizing at least six cyclists — one seriously — in a spate of attacks this year. Comments (71).

Moviehouse Madoff! Former Heights Cinema owner pleads guilty to Ponzi scheme

Brooklyn Heights: The former owner of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema pleaded guilty on Monday to scamming investors out of $530,000 — rolling the credits on a local drama fit for the multiplex he once owned. Comment.

Our Santacon coverage is ‘Claus’ for celebration

DUMBO: Hundreds of Christmas-costumed revelers celebrate Santacon in DUMBO on Saturday morning before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in the first leg of the hipster Triple Crown. Comment.

Ed and Anne-Katrin hear the fowl bawl in Park

Meadows of Shame: At least one double-crested cormorant is thankful that Anne-Katrin Titze always travels with her trusty needle-nose pliers. Comments (10).

DUMBO florist is having a White (House) Christmas

DUMBO: Emily Thompson has a new client: President Obama. Comments (3).

Holy ‘Calf’! These cocktails are outstanding!

Dining: Fosters may be Australian for beer — but when it comes to cocktails at Prospect Heights’ Down Under newcomer, The Sunburnt Calf BK, the Grandmaster’s Garita is Brooklynese for friggin’ delicious! Comment.

All’s well at Allswell

Dining: You’ll have an offal good time at Allswell — chef Nate Smith’s new soup-to-guts gastropub in Williamsburg. Comments (1).

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

Into the dustbin! Preservation group dumps Greenpoint historic district bid

Greenpoint: An expansion of Greenpoint’s current historic district was dealt a possibly fatal blow last week when an influential Manhattan preservation group announced it would no longer back the bid, citing lack of public support. Comments (4).

Rich private schools rally to save rec bubble on Pier 5

Bridge ‘Park’: A coalition of area private schools wants to build a sports bubble in Brooklyn Bridge Park now that park officials have failed to do so despite a deal between state lawmakers and Mayor Bloomberg earlier this year. Comments (18).

Now Eva Moskowitz wants to open another ‘Success’ charter school in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The former City Councilwoman has her eyes on MS 30 on S. Third Street. Comments (13).

Cyclist seriously injured in latest park crash

Mean Streets: A cyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Saturday in Prospect Park — just yards from the scene of two previous, near-fatal bike accidents and a target for a police crackdown on speeding two-wheelers. Comments (58).

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011

Good dads see ‘Twilight’ movies

The Dad: If it’s Sunday, that means our columnist got his story in early this week! And a good thing, too, because this one has the key to being a great dad! Comments (2).

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

Paint brawl! Socialist-themed mural serves capitalism in Fort Greene

Art: One of the most-iconic images of 20th-century Socialism has been repurposed to serve capitalism — and has set off a war worthy of those long-battling ideologies. Comments (8).

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

City: Gentile broke campaign finance rules

Bay Ridge: Councilman Vince Gentile violated city law by overspending on his re-election campaign in 2009, the Campaign Finance Board ruled on Thursday, hitting the veteran lawmaker with nearly $26,000 in fines. Comments (8).

The thin green line; Park Rangers to get cop-style training

City park rangers are getting stepped-up police training on the heels of an incident that led to a heroic park worker being reprimanded instead of lionized for busting a gun-toting pervert in Prospect Park. Comments (8).

Full steam ahead for subway riders

Weekend Watch: It’s going to be a pretty problem-free weekend — as long as you’re not going to Smith-Ninth Street. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

City garbage truck kills woman

Mean Streets: A city garbage truck struck and killed a woman crossing Broadway on Wednesday, the second pedestrian accident to occur in Williamsburg in less than a week. Comments (18).

Beat it! Williamsburg Hasids chase party space out of neighborhood

Clinton Hill: The Brooklyn artist collective, Rubulad, is leaving its Flushing Avenue warehouse after six years of throwing late-night reveries — pushed out by their ultra-religious Hasidic neighbors. Comments (31).

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