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Monday, March 19, 2012

This bar is a beaut

Bar Scrawl: Here’s one Park Slope watering hole where you can really feel fashionable. Comment.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Carmine loves ‘The Godfather,’ but hates the stereotypes

Perspective: And for the last time, he’s not mobbed-up! Comments (10).

Friday, March 16, 2012

Smith-Ninth Street station to remain closed till fall

Red Hook: Transportation-starved Red Hook straphangers are F’d until September at the earliest. Comments (17).

Yoga party: Park Slope is in its moment of Zen

Park Slope is basically one giant yoga studio. Comments (3).

Drug buy? W’burg groups bid on Pfizer properties

Williamsburg: Six Brooklyn community groups have offered to buy Pfizer’s last remaining properties in Williamsburg for $10 million in hopes of building hundreds of units of below market-rate housing. Comments (5).

Why stop drinking when St. Patrick’s Day is over?

Bay Ridge: The mixologists at the Wicked Monk in Bay Ridge have developed an ingenious secret weapon to fight this weekend’s inevitable St. Patrick’s Day hangover — more drinking! Comments (2).

The trains are working fine — just in time for spring!

Weekend Watch: There are very few problems on the rails this weekend. Enjoy! Comment.

Get your weekly slice of food gossip

Foodie-in-Chief: Matt and Allison Robicelli take the cake, Elizabeth Falkner is sweet on the Slope, and Smith Street gets it’s own crack at pie in this week’s sugary slice of down-home gossip. Comment.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Here’s your chance to become a Navy Yard beekeeper

Fort Greene: The perfect candidates for this gig have dedication, few allergies, and an ability to mind their own beeswax. Comment.

‘Raisin in the Sun’ doesn’t prune with age

Theater: The Gallery Players powerful take on the racially-charged classic “A Raisin in the Sun” is the Morgan Freeman of plays: it’s more than 70 years old and still relevant. Comment.

Shuttered Bay Ridge bakery rises again

Link: Two childhood friends are resurrecting a beloved neighborhood Scandinavian bakery that closed its doors last year. Comment.

Back to the Futurists

Theater: The spirit of the Russian revolution is here — but you have to bring your own manifesto. Comment.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Whole Foods is coming to Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The organic grocer giant will open a new store on Bedford Avenue and N. Fourth Street by mid-2014, changing shopping habits of thousands of North Brooklyn kombucha drinkers. Comments (12).

Bench warfare: Pies ‘n’ Thighs battles community group over seating

Williamsburg: The neighborhood’s favorite comfort food restaurant has riled up Community Board 1, which wants the eatery’s sturdy wooden benches gone. Comments (14).

Passing the sugar: Former Domino plant up for sale

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: It could be Brooklyn’s sweetest real estate deal ever. Comments (7).

Brooklyn has gone condimental!

Condiments this fancy haven’t been made in factories this hip since the days of Andy Warhol. Comment.

Map quest over for Jeffries

Politics: A federal judge capped off a tumultuous week of cartography by releasing a final draft of Brooklyn’s Congressional districts that will keep Fort Greene and Clinton Hill in a historically black electoral zone — a big win for House hopeful and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, who considers the neighborhoods his political strongholds. Comments (3).

My kids think I’m boring!

Fearless Parenting: This week, our columnists comes to terms with the fact that her pre-teen sons don’t find her very interesting. Well, until late in the day. Comments (1).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hit-and-run trucker goes free because cyclist partly to blame: NYPD

Mean Streets: The driver who struck and killed Mathieu Lefevre escaped prosecution because cops say the bike rider was partly at fault. Comments (30).

Apple in stereo: Fiona comes to W’burg

Music: The current wave of ’90s nostalgia has reached its crest — everyone is wearing flannel, “Beavis and Butthead” is on the air again, and, most importantly, Fiona Apple is back. Comments (4).

Concrete and plastic will replace Boardwalk wood, city says

Link: It’s official: the Boardwalk in Brighton Beach is going to get a concrete and plastic makeover. Comment.

A Pan-era begins Downtown

Downtown: Crumb and get it! Comment.

Prep school’s first step

Fort Greene: A Fort Greene resident wants to build a tuition-free dream school that challenges the city’s elite preps. Comments (8).

Becoming the next Walt Whitman has never been easier

Link: It’s taken you years to write that book, now go to the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch and have it published within minutes. Comment.

Meat Madness: Slope hot dog shop pits franks against burgers

Foodie-in-Chief: At the end of this tournament, Park Slope will have a true top dog — unless the burger wins out. Comment.

Salon or saloon? Beauty Bar a good look for Slope drinkers

Nightlife: Finally! You can get ready for your night out on the town while you’re out on the town. Comments (2).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Stats prove Prospect Park bike crackdown is real

Mean Streets: Riding a bike too fast in Prospect Park can cause some serious damage — to your wallet. Comments (58).

Redefining Success: Controversial charter ups marketing amid lawsuit

Williamsburg: Success Academy Williamsburg has been wooing parents with pizza in order to gain their support after angry charter school opponents filed a lawsuit that could block the planned elementary. Comments (8).

Bus, stop! DUMBO residents protest B25 route

DUMBO: They might be the only people in the borough who wish they lived further from a bus stop. Comments (15).

From bookseller to bestseller: Boro’s literary son makes good

It’s a Horatio Alger story that the great fabulist himself couldn’t even fathom — Brooklyn writer Adam Wilson has penned a novel that now lines the shelves of the bookstore where he used to work. Comments (1).

Escape artist takes on Coney Aquarium plunge

Link: Go for the penguins and walruses. Stay for the daring underwater escape act. Comment.

Student ‘superheroes’ use art to defeat conflict

Red Hook: Alfred University students helped Red Hook youngsters put evil and violence in their place. Comments (2).

Friday, March 9, 2012

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).

Councilman targets speeding motorists on Atlantic

Mean Streets: Steve Levin’s got a gun, and he’s not afraid to use it! Comments (30).

Bay Ridge flag thieves will get away with their crimes: NYPD

Link: Crooks swiped American flags from the front of three Bay Ridge homes last month — but police say the Old Glory-hating goons will most likely escape prosecution for their unpatriotic crimes. Comment.

Jeffries-mandered! Hakeem could be cut from legislative district, again

Fort Greene: House hopeful Hakeem Jeffries may be running without his political strongholds of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill due to gerrymandered district lines — like the ones that cut him out of his Assembly district a decade ago. Comments (3).

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fire fighters: G’point environmentalists protest incineration plant plan

Greenpoint: The city may install a kinder, gentler incinerator along the Newtown Creek — but Greenpoint residents say they’re the ones who would get burned. Comments (4).

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).

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