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Monday, April 2, 2012

Yes, that’s a cake that looks like a cheeseburger

Carroll Gardens: Barbeque-lovin’ vegetarians don’t have to pass on this cheeseburger. Comment.

Food cart fracas: Dispute over Halal cart ends in injuries

Bay Ridge: A dispute over a plan to prevent a licensed food vendor from selling gyros on Fifth Avenue has boiled over, and a Bay Ridge bar owner was injured as a result, witnesses claim. Comments (5).

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Why my parties are better than yours

Perspective: In this week’s Screech, Carmine fills your brain with the stuff you’d rather put in your stomach! Comment.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A bridge from G’point to Manhattan? A wind turbine at Newtown Creek?

Greenpoint: How should Greenpoint spend $19.5 million in money slated for environmental projects? Comment.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Violence-scarred karaoke bar keeps liquor license

Bay Ridge: The state gave Crown KTV a second chance — but the stay of execution cost the business $37,000. Comments (1).

Financial raid!

Clinton Hill: Cops arrested a Pratt Institute financial adviser on Monday after investigators accused her of stealing more than $270,000 from the college’s coffers since 2006. Comments (4).

Happy April Fools Day from the MTA!

Weekend Watch: We have only one explanation for the G train not running, the C line being derailed, and the Coney Island-bound F ending its run at Jay Street-MetroTech this weekend: the MTA is playing a cruel, cruel April Fools joke on commuters. Your move, Brooklyn. Comment.

Greatness, defined

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The New Oxford American Dictionary defines “greatness” as “the quality of being great, distinguished, or eminent.” The Oxford Dictionaries defines “in” as “expressing inclusion or involvement.” Merriam-Webster defines “news” as “previously unknown information” and “something having a specified influence or effect.”

The Brooklyn Paper defines “hustlin’” as something that Brooklyn keeps doing.

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Fans of quirky writing: This expo is for you!

Williamsburg: It’s Zion for zine readers. Comment.

Geeks rule at this Bushwick bar

Bar Scrawl: At this superheroic watering hole, comics are king. Comments (1).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fare play: ‘Occupy’ ruse gives commuters free subway rides

Kensington: Brooklyn straphangers got free rides on Wednesday morning courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority — or so they thought. Comments (4).

Ax-travaganza! Guitar show will rock Williamsburg

It’s the one event that brings together all of Williamsburg’s guitar aficionados — those who actually play guitar and those who just carry them around because they look cool. Comment.

So that’s why law offices are lined with old legal books

Bushwick: It’s the spirits of the law, not the letter of the law. Comment.

This station is G-ross! Peeling ceiling is latest problem for G train riders

Downtown: G train riders already feel like the rug is getting pulled out from under them — now they feel like the ceiling is coming down on top of them as well. Comments (8).

It’s gossip time!

Dining: Williamsburg goes fish, Gowanus gets a rub down, and a Park Slope sub shop hits the streets in this week’s balmy bite of springtime gossip. Comments (1).

Jennifer Egan wants to tell you about her favorite new book

Fort Greene: Brooklyn literary phenom Jennifer Egan is using some of her star power to illuminate a lesser-known book world talent. Comments (2).

What should I tell my kids to do with their lives!

Fearless Parenting: This week our columinst talks herself through whether or not she should tell her boys to pursue their dreams, or get a haircut and get a real job. Comment.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sweet charity: Domino builder gave $100,000 to pro-development W’burg groups

Williamsburg: The developer behind a plan to build apartments at the former Domino Sugar factory spent at least $100,000 courting Williamsburg community groups that later supported controversial plans to allow residential construction at the industrial site, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (23).

Seven seniors injured in Ridge bus crash

Bay Ridge: A high-speed police chase ends in a horrific car accident on Colonial Road. Comments (9).

Sun to help operate Coney Island ride

The Wonder Wheel is going solar! Comments (1).

Police nab suspect in deadly L train brawl

Williamsburg: Story updated to add clarity to the lede. Comments (5).

Cops hunt for two Greenpoint rapists

Greenpoint: North Brooklyn cops are hunting for two men responsible for rapes in Greenpoint last weekend — the first two reported in the neighborhood this year. Comments (5).

Aviators close to hanging up sticks

Link: Brooklyn’s Boys of Winter may go the way of the Dodgers, sources close to the team said. Comment.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ban slammed! Park Slope Food Co-op votes no on Israeli food ban

Park Slope: The Park Slope Food Co-op’s wildly controversial campaign to adopt a storewide ban on Israeli-made food products died at an initial vote on Tuesday. Comments (8).

Proposed bike law would force cops to investigate all serious crashes

Mean Streets: A Williamsburg lawmaker is pushing a bill that would force police to investigate all serious car-on-bike crashes — not just ones in which cyclists lose their lives. Comments (39).

Last bump: Coney Auto Skooter may shut down by summer’s end

This may be your last summer to bump your a-- off in Coney Island. Comments (5).

Picture perfect: Artists explore ‘Brooklyn Utopias’

Park Slope: Some Brooklynites believe that our borough is perfect just as it is — but these artists know better. Comments (3).

Brooklyn now has a hip hop hotel

Greenwood Heights: Hotel, motel, Holiday Innnnnnnn? Comments (5).

This play is all in the family

Midwood: Steve Solomon is returning home to Brooklyn, and he’s bringing his beloved bubbe, his stuttering cousin Bob, and his therapist cousin Sal with him. Comment.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Coffee the Train Man arrested

Ditmas Park: Cops hauled away the Cortelyou Road Q train fixture on Thursday morning, leaving commuters who rely on his countdown clock clueless. Comments (6).

Big new building headed to W’burg

Changing Brooklyn: One of Williamsburg’s largest vacant lots will become … wait for it … a luxury apartment building. Comments (5).

State: Last call for notorious Ridge karaoke club

Bay Ridge: The State Liquor Authority may revoke the violence-plagued Crown KTV’s liquor licence this week, an agency spokesman says. Comments (6).

In case you missed it: Golden’s nephew acquitted

Link: A jury didn’t find Daniel Golden, Republican state Sen. Marty Golden’s nephew, guilty of participating in a bloody brawl at the Kettle Black bar in Bay Ridge that left a cop and a firefighter seriously injured. Our pals at the New York Post have the story. Comment.

Greenwood playground gets million-dollar facelift

Greenwood Heights: The city will spend $1.3 million to turn a rundown South Park Slope playground into a shiny and modern kiddie destination. Comments (4).

Saturday, March 24, 2012

It’s a parking holiday!

Greenwood Heights: Drivers in South Park Slope, Greenwood Heights, Windsor Terrance and Sunset Park are in for a treat. Comments (19).

Friday, March 23, 2012

Mary had a little lamb — until Bay Ridge vandals decapitated it

Bay Ridge: A band of blasphemers desecrated religious statues on the monastery grounds of Visitation Academy in Bay Ridge, even going so far as to behead the likeness of a helpless lamb. Comments (21).

Williamsburg’s weirdest museum reopens

Event: Please enter through the gift shop. Comment.

Food cart gets benched: Street seats block street meats in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A controversial Bay Ridge food cart is fighting for its life — and its location — after someone installed a pair of metal benches in its usual spot on Fifth Avenue near 86th Street on Thursday. Comments (58).

Cyclist and pedestrian collide in another Prospect Park crash

Mean Streets: A bicyclist struck a young woman on Prospect Park’s accident-plagued roadway, where the city plans to remove a lane of car traffic to bring order to the street. Comments (77).

Don’t go off the rails on these crazy trains!

Weekend Watch: Things are pretty screwed up on the rails this weekend. Thank heavens it’s bicycle weather! Comment.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hold the sugar! Domino developer says site isn’t for sale

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The builder behind the planned Domino Sugar development says it doesn’t want to sell the former Williamsburg factory — it’s just trying to find more investors and avoid foreclosure. Comments (5).

First look at City Point towers

Downtown plan: Here it is — Brooklyn’s tallest building! Comments (30).

U.S. Secret Service agents raid Bay Ridge apartment

Bay Ridge: President Obama’s bodyguards say the Ridge Boulevard man they arrested last week was making fake credit cards, but the man’s rattled neighbors think he was doing something much worse. Comments (7).

Monday, March 28, 2011

Goons pull gun on woman and take her cash

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

All-metal tribute to the Bee Gees at Brooklyn Bowl on April 1

Music: This is no joke — on April Fool’s Day, a Bee Gees all-metal tribute band will rock your socks off. Comments (2).

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