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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Carmine’s had it with word counts

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher let’s his editor know he missed a great thing by cutting his story. Comment

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Meet Williamsburg’s matzoh men

Williamsburg: These bakeries get breader every year. Comment

Friday, April 6, 2012

Stage fright! Northside fears outdoor concert noise

Williamsburg: A summer concert series that sparked noise complaints on the Williamsburg waterfront has found a new location — but neighbors fear sound from the outdoor shows will rock their Northside homes. Comments (3)

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Park to table: Foragers live off the land — in Prospect Park

Why grow your own greens when you can pick them in Prospect Park and eat them too? Comment

Clinically tested, reader approved

Page 1: Before The Brooklyn Paper hits newsstands — and the web (in convenient PDF format) — it undergoes an extensive review process intended to make sure it’s the perfect antidote for readers suffering through less-than-interesting publications. Each week, a team of skilled reporters, experienced editors, and highly trained designers laboriously assemble the newspaper using high-tech tools including computers, telephones, and cameras. The final product is sent to the lab where it is printed. Meanwhile, experts in cutting-edge computing post the finished product online. Ten out of ten editors agree it will keep you hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

Merchants: We know where Bay Ridge’s mystery benches came from

Bay Ridge: The benches illegally put in near 86th Street to displace a controversial gyro cart didn’t travel far. Comment

Shipping isn’t sunk in Red Hook, thanks to new deal

Red Hook: Brooklyn’s shipping industry will remain afloat, for now, under an agreement keeping Customs inspectors working in Red Hook’s port until 2017, federal officials, waterfront insiders, and politicians say. Comment

Trouble on the F this weekend!

There are enough minor changes to the schedules this weekend to make your subway journey this weekend a bit unpredictable and, we hope, exciting. Comment

This W’burg bar is ‘Rich’

Bar Scrawl: Our bartoonist samples a new Union Avenue watering hole. Comment

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Our food columnist infiltrates Brooklyn’s underground supper club

Dining: The first rule of NY Bite Club is that you don’t talk about NY Bite Club. So much for the first rule. Comment

City wants to blow bubbles in Newtown Creek; Environmentalists say plan stinks

Greenpoint: The city wants to blow bubbles into Newtown Creek in an effort to clean the polluted waterway, but activists fear the plan will dispense foul sewage fumes into the air. Comment

Ruby’s Bar will be decked in Boardwalk lumber

The famed beach-front watering hole is in the middle of a Coney Island-style makeover. Comment

Small-batch rum makers dock in Red Hook

Rum makers are popping up in Red Hook faster than you can scream, “Yo-ho-ho!” Comment

New Slope building to be powered by sun

Park Slope: A team of green-minded architects are planning a new Park Slope apartment building that will generate all of its electricity and heat on-site. Comment

Should The Dad throw that Seder or not?

The Dad: This week, our fearless father tries to figure out if that Seder party is worth it. Comments (1)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Red Hook cyclist will make your bike glow in the dark

Mean Streets: Brooklyn’s streets would be safer if all of the cyclists looked like extras from “Tron.” Comment

License to swill: W’burg food fest will start season dry

Dining: The Brooklyn Flea’s food festival won a major victory in its quest to serve booze outdoors on the Williamsburg waterfront this summer, but it’s triumphant return this weekend will be a dry one. Comment

Coming attractions: Barclays battles MSG for big gigs

Prospect Heights: The soon-to-open Barclays Center snagged the Golden Gloves amateur boxing finals from Madison Square Garden, dealing its world-famous rival in Manhattan a big blow in the budding rivalry between the two high-profile arenas. Comments (1)

No show: Independence Day fireworks won’t be seen in Brooklyn, again

The skies over the West River will be dark yet again on July 4 when the city’s biggest Independence Day fireworks spectacular soars over the Hudson River for the fourth straight year — and Kings County politicians are smoking mad about it. Comments (1)

Brain dance! New W’burg ballet explores science of thinking

Williamsburg: This ballet has brains and brawn. Comment

Democracy in action: Brooklynites vote to stop Prospect Park puddle

Cyclists and runners will score a flood-proof new roadway in Prospect Park thanks to a revolutionary, American Idol-style experiment in civics. Comment

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Re-lane-carnation! City brings Plaza Street West bike path back to life

Mean Streets: A proposed cycling path that veered off-course amid the controversy surrounding the Prospect Park West bike lane is rolling again. Comment

Can Downtown replace DUMBO as a tech town?

DUMBO: Everyone in the tech industry wants to be in DUMBO, but there’s an elephant in the room — the neighborhood is full, and the nearby alternative just isn’t as cool. Comment

Same sex, different tax: Slope accountant is go-to-guy for gay couples

Park Slope: Meet the “gay tax” man. Comment

Thai gets real in Bay Ridge

Foodie-in-Chief: Bay Ridge is all lit up over Glow Thai — a new Southeast Asian eatery that has become a beacon of hope for what seemed like a cursed spot for restaurants. Comment

Tiny trips: Travel expo showcases borough’s best ‘stay-cations’

Fort Greene: Who says you gotta leave Brooklyn to travel around the world? Comment

Fetch-a-sketch: Sketchbook library checks out artists’ journals

Williamsburg: There’s nothing sketchy about this show. Comment

Barclays should court these MSG events

Atlantic Yards: The Barclays Center has already stolen major gigs away from Madison Square Garden, but the Manhattan venue still boasts a number of offerings — from sports to rodeos — that could be ripe for the taking. Comments (1)

Monday, April 2, 2012

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)

Greenpointers embark on heroic mission to rescue pulpy sci-fi novels

Greenpoint: It is the year 2012 — and pulpy science fiction is vanishing from the galaxy. Can these earthlings from Brooklyn stop the tides of fate and rescue scores of forgotten paperbacks? Comment

Union undone: City seeks to remove street in McCarren Park

Greenpoint: Union Avenue will no longer divide two sections of McCarren Park under a city proposal that could turn a part of the Greenpoint roadway into parkland this summer. Comment

What a drag: Majority of McGuinness drivers break traffic laws

Mean Streets: Drivers on McGuinness Boulevard are speed demons. Comment

Friday, March 30, 2012

‘Zone’ zaniness ends

Bay Ridge: The Fourth Avenue loading zone everyone hated is no more. Comment

Monday, April 4, 2011

Thugs beat up man and steal his watch

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