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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Carmine’s not as handsome as he used to be

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine meets handsome Rep. Michael Grimm, and ponders what could have been had he laid off the meatball sandwiches. Comments (2).

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bookworms and barflies come together for boozy lit crawl

Awesome: Put on your beer glasses, and join the exodus into the most literary borough of them all. Comment.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Coney gets brawny with strongman show

Muscle-bound stars with names like “Stainless Steel” and “Wonder” will bend your mind with their muscles. Comments (1).

This guy has a pencil to sell you

Books: Do what you love — even if its just sharpening pencils. Comments (3).

Youth chorus turns 20

Music: Consistent for 20 years, these young singers have shared the stage with the stars and are performing in their home town this spring with relish. Comment.

Will this weekend be train-tastic? Only Mother Nature knows

Weekend Watch: Both the weather — and the MTA — should be with us this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed. Comment.

Sad clowns, mad scientists

Theater: There are scientists, there are mad scientists, and then there are mad-clown scientists. Comment.

Williamsburg dive bar is a little naughty

Bar Scrawl: Our bartoonist visits a pub that keeps condoms, lubricants, and adult diapers behind the bar. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pipeline pains on Shore Road

Bay Ridge: Shore Road Park-goers fear that a new city pipeline project will destroy their beloved greenspace. Comments (1).

Greenpoint’s Automotive High to teach bike repair to better reflect community

Greenpoint: It’s slightly slower times at Automotive High. Comments (6).

It’s war! Republicans take on Democrats in bid for tug-of-war glory

Bay Ridge: State Sen. Marty Golden and his team of GOPers went head to head with Councilman Vincent Gentile’s daring Democrats during an annual Bay Ridge slug-fest: the Bay Ridge Community Council’s tug-of-war competition. Comments (2).

Mom down! What’s a family to do?

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom throws out her back! Will dad and the kids survive? Comments (1).

Women at play: Troupe performs classic Greek theater without men

Williamsburg: An all-female acting troupe is challenging theatrical norms with its rendition of the classic Greek “Antigone.” Comment.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Peace meal? Councilman’s proposed law could end War On Brunch

Greenpoint: A North Brooklyn legislator’s new brunch bill would make it legal for restaurants to serve food outdoors on Sundays before noon. Comments (16).

City called in to end Ridge block war

Bay Ridge: Councilman Vincent Gentile pulled the city’s Department of Small Business Services into the ongoing turf war between Fifth Avenue merchants and street vendors. Comments (12).

History victory? Brooklyn in front in preservation contest

Awesome: Two ailing but historic Brooklyn buildings are ahead of the pack in a contest for millions of dollars of cash for renovations. Comment.

W’burgers battle burgers: Neighborhood embroiled in Cooper Park grill fight

Williamsburg: A group of Williamsburg park-goers are searing mad about controversial grills installed in Cooper Park on Sunday — and they’re burning up over the fact the city may put nine more cooking stations in the green space. Comments (42).

Boro’s ramen men unite

Dining: The greatest minds of Brooklyn’s Japanese culinary scene are getting together to host a series of very special dining events. Comment.

Folk dance revolution hits Downtown

Dance: So they think they can dance — and they’re right! Comment.

New real estate firm has nothing to do with Barclays Center — except name

Atlantic Yards: He’s not Bruce Ratner, but this Prospect Heights real estate player is selling the Barclays Center. Comment.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Coney Island’s ‘Downtownification’ is underway

With three beloved restaurants from Park Slope, Prospect Heights and DUMBO setting up shop in Coney Island, dining at the People’s Playground.will mean more than hot dogs this summer. Comments (22).

Bay Ridge Memorial Day Parade desperately needs reinforcements

Bay Ridge: The 145-year-old cavalcade of war heroes could fade into oblivion if it can’t get more recruits, worried organizers said. Comments (3).

New shuffleboard bar will let Brooklynites party like their grandparents

Nightlife: Now you can have all of the fun of retirement without giving up your job. Comments (3).

It’s food gossip time!

Foodie-in-Chief: Chew on this week’s most mouth-watering food news — including talk of a take-out Habana Outpost expansion. Comments (1).

Kickball shocker: Rookie team Milk Believe upsets former champs on opening day

Greenpoint: Got milk? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ for North Brooklyn kickballers after rookie phenoms Milk Believe stunned perennial titans the John Cougar Mellencamps in a 6–5 opening day victory. Comment.

Cops search for trio behind Radio Shack heists

Police have questions — and Radio Shack wants answers. Comment.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cut to Commercial! G’point park stalls as city’s deal with MTA unravels

Meadows of Shame: A plan to build a park on Commercial Street has derailed thanks to a city agency’s bickering with the MTA over its turf. Comments (1).

Molecular menu at Williamsburg restaurant

Foodie-in-Chief: An el Bulli-schooled chef is bringing bite-sized concotions to the spacious My Moon. Comments (4).

Bad parkers get passive aggressive notes on Prospect Park West

Mean Streets: A diehard parking vigilante is trying to rid Park Slope of spot-hogging drivers — one homemade “citation” at a time. Comments (43).

Sweet justice! Court rejects suit over Domino mortgage deal

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A court ruling will allow the cash-strapped developers behind the ailing Domino Sugar project to renegotiate with a lender — quashing a lawsuit by project co-owner Isaac Katan. Comments (2).

Lofty victory: Court win for Gowanus artists a gamechanger for industrial dwellers

Gowanus: Brooklynites living in lofts have a better shot at fighting landlords who want to boot them from buildings, thanks to a ground-breaking court decision over a displaced group of Gowanus artists. Comments (11).

‘Bedford Ranter’ threatened to rape middle schoolers, cops say

Williamsburg: Police arrested a man known as the “Bedford Ranter” and accused the Williamsburg fixture of threatening to rape fifth and sixth graders outside a middle school. Comments (11).

Friday, May 4, 2012

Barbra is coming to Brooklyn!

Streisand planning show at arena, ticket sellers say. Comments (23).

Thursday, May 3, 2012

If you see brunching, say something — Civic leader recruits neighbors in War on Brunch

Greenpoint: The man leading the charge against Greenpoint and Williamsburg brunch joints is trying to bolster his ranks by convincing North Brooklyn residents to enlist in the fight. Comments (74).

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cops: Knife-wielding teen slashes furniture

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

This month, the best art may be at a flower shop

Art: Opalia Flowers hosts a big exhibit of Ken Rush. Comments (1).

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