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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Breaking up is hard to do — but it can be funny, too

Books: Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman pen a book about heartbreak Comments (1).

The Dutch connection!

Music: An arts space brings the Netherlands to Brooklyn with the U.S. debut of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek contemporary music festival. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

It’s college time for our parenting columnist!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist ponders the ramifications of his own parenting decisions as his daughter inches closer to the college application process. Comment.

Finding love on the lanes

Williamsburg: Tired of splits? Brooklyn Bowl’s new singles league gives daters a chance to hit a strike. Comments (3).

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

Carmine needs the Guggenheimlich!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine heads to the city for a day of art and eating. Well, actually, just eating. Comments (2).

Beloved Heights pet clinic closes abruptly

Fuzzy Brooklyn: An esteemed veterinarian shuttered his animal hopsital after 30 years of rescuing furry creatures, saying the death of a former partner prompted his earlier-than-expected retirement. Comments (3).

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

Drink up — it’s game time!

Our football drinking guide will help you find the best Brooklyn bars for watching the big game. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Dusty dog run colors pooches pink, pet owners claim

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Dogs who visit Brooklyn Bridge Park come home covered in a salmon-tinted coat of dust, according to pup owners. Comments (14).

It’s time to ‘Pig’ out

Bar Scrawl: Our sketchiest correspondent checks out an upscale cocktail and fondue bar in Carroll Gardens. Comment.

Last ‘sip-per’ for Tillie’s

Fort Greene: Tillie’s has bean and gone — but lovers of the iconic Fort Greene java joint sent it off with a boozy, coffee-fueled wake. Comments (3).

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

Feds: Gowanus clean-up is useless if city doesn’t cut the crap

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Gowanus Canal will remain filthy even after a costly federal cleanup so long as the city continues to allow raw sewage to spew into the polluted waterway, local watchdogs and the Environmental Protection Agency allege. Comments (8).

Wow, Carlo is in the money!

Link: Borough President Markowitz’s former cheif of staff wants his old boss’s job in a record-setting way: He’s raisied more than $100,000 quicker than any beep hopeful in history. Check out the story at NYPost.com! Comment.

Controversial Slope sports bar to open as farm-to-table eatery

Brooklyn Is Angry: A once-embattled Park Slope sports bar will open with a new name and a strikingly different business model in hopes of becoming a slam-dunk for community foodies — not arena crowds. Comments (6).

Mocada-it-yourself! DIY fest features demos and workshops

Art: What’s better than buying home-made? Comment.

A Christmas tree’s circle of life

Photo Galleries: Hey, tree-huggers, here’s how your favorite yuletide decoration goes from living room showpiece to plant food. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be demolished — if landlord gets his way

Brooklyn Heights: The beloved movie house might be leveled to make room for a five-story development, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment.

Another pedestrian struck by a cyclist in Prospect Park

Mean Streets: What can the city do to make Prospect Park’s dangerous downhill safe for pedestrians and cyclists? Comments (126).

The Book of Hov: Clinton Hill pastor gets inspiration from Jay-Z

Clinton Hill: On Sunday night, Pastor Jamison Galt delivered his inaugural sermon at Christ Church — using the rhymes of hip hop’s self-described savior. Comments (10).

March down the aisle in $tyle at gay expo

Event: Borough Hall is sponsoring the very first wedding expo that targets gay couples looking to tie the knot — and showcasing a collection of businesses looking to cash in on the burgeoning market. Comment.

Steely Jon!

Music: Guitar player for famed rock band goes solo Comments (1).

This week’s helping of food gossip!

Foodie-in-Chief: Our foodie-in-chief is back with a sizzling serving of the hottest openings, closings, and new arrivals in Brooklyn’s restaurant scene. Comments (1).

Where will the Gowanus Canal’s toxic sludge go?

The Explainer: Dredging the Gowanus Canal is one thing — deciding what to do with the polluted muck recovered from the waterway is another challenge altogether. After scraping up tons of toxic sludge from the bottom of the canal, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering seven ways to dispose of the contaminated mess. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

Let’s roll! Marty wants casinos on Coney Island

Wonder Wheel, meet the roulette wheel. Comments (38).

Vandals torch trees, kick down fences in Fort Greene Park

Meadows of Shame: A mysterious saboteur torched some leftover Christmas trees in Fort Greene Park on Sunday night — an incident that park watchdogs say is part of a recent spree of vandalism in the vexed oasis. Comments (4).

Children are truly unbearable in Ben Marcus’ new novel

Books: Author Ben Marcus releases his dystopian novel — a story that will make all parents shudder — at Book Court on Jan. 19. Comment.

Va Beh is bene! New Park Slope eatery’s got one crave-worthy crostini

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Park Slope’s newest Italian restaurant serves one of the most authentic crostini this side of Milan — and there’s one reason why: owners brought the fresh, simple recipe straight from the food-centric city itself. Comment.

Argentinian eats with an Italian accent

Foodie-in-Chief: Who would have guessed that an Argentina-born Queens resident would become such a pioneer of Italian food in Brooklyn? Comment.

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012

Sweet Brooklyn Peaches! Duo revives art of synchronized swimming

Boerum Hill: Two aquatic performers are adding a splash of “Esther Williams” to pool parties around town. Comments (1).

Slammer time! City will reopen House of D next month

Boerum Hill: Boerum Hill residents fear their lawns and planters will once again become stash spots for drugs, knives and other jail contraband when the Brooklyn House of Detention reopens next month. Comments (10).

Rocco, beloved Brooklyn Heights pet shop dog, dead at 45 (dog years)

Brooklyn Heights: The store mascot at Rocco and Jezebel for Pets lived out a real-life “Lady and the Tramp” story. Comments (3).

It’s not Carl’s fault!

Link: At least according to New York Magazine! Check out this piece on our ousted state senator. Comment.

Signed, sealed, delivered: Heights card shop closes after 30 years

Brooklyn Heights: It’s time to say goodbye to the place to go for hellos. Comments (3).

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

Remembering Josh Rubin: Memorial service tomorrow for murdered cafe owner

Ditmas Park: Dozens are expected to attend Sunday’s service at Temple Beth Emeth of Flatbush. Comments (8).

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

Uprooted! City chops Prospect Park ‘tree houses’

Meadows of Shame: The city wants Prospect Park’s homeless tree dwellers to make like a tree — and leave. Comments (26).

Family of dead Williamsburg cyclist sues NYPD for video footage

Mean Streets: The parents of Mathieu Lefevre say that surveillance footage from a Morgan Avenue warehouse will reveal the truth about how their son died. The artist was killed three months ago in a tragic hit-and-run but cops never pressed charges. Comments (19).

Occupiers ousted: Cops bust Bushwick anarcho-media group

Police raided the headquarters of an Occupy Wall Street media organization, arresting six in a Bushwick loft bust that was recorded on video and broadcast live on the Internet. Comments (8).

In case you missed it… on BrooklynDaily.com

Our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com put together this piece on a lobbyist who admitted to bribing disgraced ex-state Sen. Carl Kruger. We don’t like their headline, but we figured its worth a read. So here’s a link. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

Judge halts B’way Triangle plan over bias against blacks, Latinos

Williamsburg: A judge blocked Mayor Bloomberg’s bid to build affordable housing in South Williamsburg, siding with opponents who claim the project favors Hasidic Jews and is biased against blacks and Latinos. Comments (20).

Tree houses: Vagrants take residence in Prospect Park trees

Meadows of Shame: A group of homeless people has turned the rotted-out trees in Prospect Park into their own Keebler Elf-style shanties, only they’re not making cookies — they’re destroying a delicate ecosystem, according to park watchdogs. Comments (33).

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

Cops: Duo say they’re seeking donations for an AIDS chairty — then rob the store!

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

Ain’t it ‘Grand’? Prospect Hall plans 11-story hotel

Park Slope: The owners of the Grand Prospect Hall, one of Park Slope’s most venerable institutions, want to build a massive hotel on top of its Prospect Avenue parking lot — and they’re holding the neighborhood hostage for support for the controversial project. Comments (13).

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