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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hug of war! Charter school bans embraces

The Greatest Story Ever: A popular charter school in Windsor Terrace has banned hugging between classes — a rule that parents and students aren’t, well, embracing. Comment.

Badbadnotgood promises good time for W’burg concert-goers

Williamsburg: They’re so young they probably wouldn’t get past the bouncer if they weren’t headlining. Comment.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It takes me plus one to teach tango — because I can’t walk!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine proves that you can get around in a scooter and teach ballroom dancing at the same time! Comment.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bites of spring: Your guide to enjoying the tastes of the season

Foodie-in-Chief: Spring is here, so you can act like winter never happened and stop pretending you actually love root vegetables. Comment.

Express yourself: Madonna dance party hits Brooklyn

Nightlife: A group of Madonna impersonators are touching down in Williamsburg for the very first time. Comment.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cyclist donates $40M to Brooklyn Bridge Park for bike track, sports facility

Bridge ‘Park’: A wealthy cyclist will pay the city $40 million to build an athletics complex featuring a velodrome at Brooklyn Bridge Park — realizing the longtime dream of open space advocates whose hopes were dashed last year when park officials pulled the plug on a modest sports bubble. Comment.

Brooklyn’s Italian restaurants flooded by fake relatives, owners say

The Greatest Story Ever: Name-dropping customers who want hook-ups at Italian restaurants have a suspiciously and hilariously loose definition of “famiglia,” Brooklyn restaurateurs say. Comment.

Sight unseen: Artists collaborate blindly in Greenpoint exhibit

Greenpoint: Love is blind — and apparently so is art. Comment.

Club owner promises restaurant, not nightlife in W’burg

Nightlife: A Manhattan club owner has backed off his plan to open a Williamsburg party hall amid opposition from his Northside neighbors, claiming he will open a high-end restaurant in the N. First Street warehouse instead. Comment.

Sport stories: Lit nerds and jocks unite for reading

Boerum Hill: Nerds and jocks are finally joining forces. Comment.

Dad’s dilemma: Should he pick kid’s college?

The Dad: This week, The Dad wonders why he doesn’t get to choose where his daughter will spend four years of her life. Comment.

Prepare for another scrambled weekend on rails

Weekend Watch: At one time a number of privately-owned bus, train and trolley companies were responsible for getting you across this great metropolis. Today, there’s only one agency to blame for this weekend’s spotty train service: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comment.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ridership grows at stations serviced by G train extension, stats show

Save the G: Subway ridership has surged over the past three years at stations serviced by the at-risk G train extension, MTA figures reveal. Comments (1).

War on brunch: W’burg group fights to stop Sunday morning sidewalk dining

Dining: A North Brooklyn civic organization is waging a war on brunch — pressuring restaurants in one of the city’s mimosa-strongholds to open later, hush their patrons, and keep their diners inside. Comments (3).

It’s super

Page 1: Up in there on your web browser, look: It’s a blog. It’s a paper. It’s The Brooklyn Paper. Faster than the quickest computer processor. More thorough than the most exhaustive Google search. And more exciting than Angry Birds. It can cover several tall building projects in a single issue — all so you can keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

History is made: Park Slope now boasts city’s biggest historic district

Park Slope: Eat your heart out, Greenwich Village. Comment.

Cops: W’Burg muggers target women entering buildings

Williamsburg: A string of violent robberies against women in Williamsburg this month has left residents alarmed and police searching for suspects. Comment.

Sister act: Streisand’s sibling to perform at Brooklyn College

Midwood: She’s not as famous as her half-sister Babs, but at least this daughter of Brooklyn is making a home-coming. Comment.

Writer tells you about his childhood friend: Jeffrey Dahmer

Books: A graphic novel retells the story of infamous murderer Jeffrey Dahmer from a decidedly discomforting perspective — a childhood friend’s. Comment.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sip off: Barclays Center neighbors fight for smaller beer cups

Atlantic Yards: Prospect Heights residents want to referee the booze rules at the soon-to-open Barclays Center in an attempt to keep liquored-up sports fans from committing fouls on their residential streets after games Comments (6).

Firefighter killed in Bushwick blaze remembered as hero

Bushwick: North Brooklyn is reeling after a warehouse fire claimed the life of a beloved firefighter known in his Bushwick company for his heroism. Comment.

Pit stop: BBQ holes at Cooper Park divide W’burg

Williamsburg: A spat over grilling in Williamsburg is pitting neighbor against neighbor. Comments (9).

Enter the Wu-Tang: Marty Markowitz meets GZA at Borough Hall

The RZA … The GZA … Ol’ Dirty Bastard … Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, and … Marty Markowitz? Comment.

Poetry in Motion

Fort Greene: A Williamsburg poet has performed everywhere from Africa to Europe — but she’s never had stage-fright the way she did when she gave an impromptu reading on the Q train. Comments (1).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

War of the worts! Brooklyn’s beer-makers battle at home-brew fest

Williamsburg: There are drinking games, and there are drinking contests. Comment.

DUMBO rents are higher than most of Manhattan

DUMBO: Rental prices in the neighborhood under the overpass are so high that they make Manhattan look like a bargain. Comment.

Lit night in Paris: Author who gave up Big Apple for France returns

Greenpoint: Think Brooklyn is the greatest place on earth? Try living in Paris for a year. Comment.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Out of Towns: Veteran Rep. Ed Towns to retire

Fort Greene: Rep. Ed Towns is calling it quits after more than a quarter century in Congress. Comment.

Winner of Kruger’s seat won’t ever make it to Albany, insiders say

Link: It doesn’t matter who emerges victorious in the close race between Lew Fidler and David Storobin — neither will have a chance to cast a single vote before their district is eliminated at the end of the year, according to sources. Comment.

Island, ho! Prospect Park West bike lane to get pedestrian islands

Mean Streets: Bicycle boosters say a city plan to install raised concrete islands on the Prospect Park West bike lane proves the cycling path is there for good — but lane opponents claim the cement lumps actually provide a new legal outlet in their fight against the route. Comments (4).

Dog days! Australian dingoes are your new neighbors

Fuzzy Brooklyn: The adorable pack of wild canines now call Brooklyn home. Comment.

Chez Moi is chez toi in Brooklyn Heights

Breaking Chews: A new French bistro hopes to become a meeting point where neighborhood foodies of all kinds can come together. Comments (2).

Monday, April 18, 2011

Police: Teen shot at other kid

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

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