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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Carmine’s savings are all for nought!

Sunday Screech: This week, our columnist says it would of been better to spend all his pennies on gumballs — back when you could by one for a cent! Comments (1).

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Modern dance icon sets up shop at Roulette

Dance: A Brooklyn-born dance legend is returning home for her first hometown performance of original work in nearly 20 years — and she’s not just choreographing and directing it, she’s dancing in it. Comment.

‘Park’ it in Crown Heights

Bar Scrawl: A beer bar — with burgers up front! Comment.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Big flavor in a ‘petit’ package

Dining: This Bay Ridge restaurant is home-grown, literally! Comments (3).

Atheist billboard rises in Greenpoint amid controversy

Greenpoint: An atheist advertisement calling Judaism a myth went up on Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint after a Williamsburg landlord blocked the sign from his S. Fifth Street building. Comments (68).

Presto Chango in DUMBO!

Theater: A wacky magic show called “The Elephant Room” is headed to St. Ann’s Warehouse. Comment.

It’ll be a so-so weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: The trains are running, but not on the right lines. It’ll be like singing “Take the A Train” while riding the F. By the way, what’s your favorite transit-inspired song? Comment.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Port Authority: We don’t want Red Hook shipping to sink

Red Hook: The Port Authority says it is fighting to keep shipping alive in Red Hook — reversing engines on a plan to relocate the port and make room for hotels and other development on the waterfront. Comment.

Dilan to oppose Velazquez for House

Williamsburg: Bushwick Councilman Erik Dilan announced his candidacy for the House on Thursday, perhaps giving 10-term incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez the toughest challenge of her political career. Comments (24).

Red ‘Haring’!

Art: Keith Haring, the people’s artist of New York, is coming home with an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment.

We’re going dancing!

Link: The Long Island University Blackbirds made it to the Big Dance with a win over Robert Morris. Comment.

Cheese wiz makes cakes for grown-ups

Clinton Hill: This master cheesecake maker puts booze in the batter — and it tastes great! Comments (3).

Dad to daughter: Don’t listen to me!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist realizes that the things he tells his daughters can, inadvertently, take on some burdensome meaning. Comment.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

City to North Brooklyn: Filthy streets means lots of alternate-side parking

Williamsburg: Greenpoint and Williamsburg are so trash-strewn that the city says it cannot cut the number of days it sweeps the streets, Comments (24).

Off to the races

Greenpoint: McCarren Park will hold its first ever track meet on March 10, thanks to the streetsmart road warriors from the North Brooklyn Runners club. Comments (1).

New Sunset Park eatery boasts Italian dining, nearly naked women

Dining: Jaguar 3 is Sunset Park’s latest not-so-family restaurant. Comments (9).

Art goes to the Dog

Art: Three Brooklyn artists are capturing more than 365 moments in time using artists in astronaut suits, a gargantuan sculpture based on the messiah, and Victorian beauties topped with intestines at the Bergen Stret gallery The Invisible Dog. Comment.

Back burners: Gas turned on at W’burg housing project

Williamsburg: State Sen. Dan Squadron enjoys a hearty dinner of kale and macaroni and cheese at Indepence Tower now that the gas is back after a two-week absence. Comments (2).

Beat goes on! Bushwick gallery crawl returns

Art: Skip Manhattan’s Armory festival and hit Bushwick’s nascent gallery circuit instead on March 10. Comment.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Godsmacked! Atheist billboard blocked in Hasidic Williamsburg

Williamsburg: This time atheists found themselves answering to a higher power — a picky landlord. Comments (78).

Burger boom sizzles near arena

Hamburger joints are moving into the area around the arena, with business owners saying game on to game time. Comments (10).

Straphangers to MTA: Don’t kill our G train

Brooklyn Is Angry: Impassioned Manhattan-free subway riders are jumping on board a movement to save the beloved G train, demanding the MTA keep “The Brooklyn Local” alive by maintaining service at five stations in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington. Comments (12).

FBI snubbed in Rubin murder investigation

Ditmas Park: The small Pennsylvania police force charged with finding Josh Rubin’s killer is handling the case largely on its own, even though the FBI has offered to help. Comments (2).

Fourth Avenue watering hole serves Santorum

Boerum Hill: Pacific Standard is pouring a delightfully sinful cocktail named after presidential contender Rick Santorum — and the Google search result that torments him. Comments (10).

South Slopers learn if their homes deserve to be preserved

Park Slope: Are they in or are they out? The city is calling Park Slopers living outside the present historic district to let them know if their building can earn membership in a new historic district. Comments (14).

Dancing denounced: Panel votes against Club Amnesia’s cabaret license

Link: Club Amnesia can forget about dancing the night away, a Bay Ridge panel ruled last week. Comment.

In cold cash: Capote mansion sells for $12 million

Brooklyn Heights: Truman Capote has another best seller. Comments (2).

Monday, March 5, 2012

Prospect Park joggers could get their own ‘lane’

Runners would get their own “lane” beside Prospect Park’s busy — and hard-on-the-knees — roadway under a new plan the city is considering. Comments (56).

Brooklyn scientists invent heroic robot fish

Downtown: Robotic fish aren’t just singing wall mounts — they can also be aquatic rescuers capable of saving untold underwater creatures from environmental disasters, a team of Brooklyn scientists claims. Comments (4).

Atlantic Terminal security sarcophagi removal pushed back

Fort Greene: The massive granite barricades ringing the Long Island Rail Road’s Atlantic Terminal will be ripped out later this year — not starting last month like the MTA originally said. Comments (6).

Judge delays auction of Broken Angel

Clinton Hill: Clinton Hill’s most recognizable building won’t be on the auction block anytime soon, owner Arthur Wood told The Brooklyn Paper during a tour of his neighborhood icon. Yes, we took lots of photos. Comments (1).

Bay Ridge police officer cops to gun smuggling charges

Link: Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the story on a disgraced Bay Ridge police officer who pleaded guilty to smuggling more than $1 million in guns and stolen goods across state lines — federal charges that could leave him in jail for the next 10 years. Comment.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

‘Snub-nosed bandit’ behind another W’burg heist, FBI says

Williamsburg: Police and federal agents are searching for a gun-toting North Brooklyn bank robber dubbed the “snub-nosed bandit” thanks to his weapon of choice. Comments (1).

Huge new apartment building planned for Greenpoint

Greenpoint: The developers behind a planned 210-unit apartment building on Greenpoint’s northernmost tip insist there’s a market for luxury rentals — even at the mouth of Newtown Creek. Comments (4).

Friday, March 2, 2012

Success’s success! City approves controversial charter’s W’burg bid

Williamsburg: A city panel gave a controversial new charter school the go-ahead to open in Williamsburg, but parents and community leaders vowed to do whatever it takes to stop elementary school from coming to their neighborhood this fall. Comments (54).

Midwood KISSed! Metal-loving vandals strike again

Midwood: The KISS Army has been working overtime in Brooklyn. First they defaced a religious statue in Williamsburg. Now they’re leaving drawings of their favorite band all over Midwood. Comments (3).

No L train this weekend

Weekend Watch: Is it bagillion or bajillion? Either way, that’s about how many times the MTA has shut down the L train this year. Comments (3).

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Photos show men using Josh Rubin’s credit cards after his murder

Ditmas Park: Authorities in Pennsylvania are looking for two men they say used the beloved Ditmas Park cafe owner’s credit cards just hours after he was murdered. Comments (6).

Prospect Park bird habitat set ablaze

Meadows of Shame: A group of teens set a patch of Prospect Park’s precious bird habitat on fire on Tuesday, according to witnesses and parks officials. Comments (23).

Success suit: W’burg parents sue charter before key school vote

Williamsburg: Charter school officials opening a new school in Williamsburg violated state law by not conducting enough outreach in neighborhood and failing to secure the support of the community a new lawsuit alleges. Comments (40).

Brooklyn Bridge Park gets regulation soccer field

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park will become home turf for prep schools and sports leagues now that the city caved to pleas for a regulation-sized soccer field. Comments (5).

Line dance! Dems and GOP release conflicting redistricting maps

Link: Albany released Brooklyn’s new congressional districts late yesterday, and the recommendations filed by the Democrat-controlled Assembly and the GOP-run state Senate are as different as night and day. Comment.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gun-toting thug robs woman on W. Ninth Street

Carroll Gardens: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment.

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