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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Carmine’s had it with dog poop, but loves to fight cancer

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine goes on and on about stuff. Comment.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Slope bike lane critics: Put Plaza Street West cycling path on the sidewalk

Mean Streets: Opponents of a much-anticipated cycling route that connects the Prospect Park West bike lane with Park Slope and Prospect Heights want the city to push aside the new path — literally. Comments (54).

Doorman says Slope ‘parking ring’ is real — and necessary

Park Slope: A doorman at a posh Prospect Park West building has cracked the code of secrecy about a parking spot-saving scheme, saying he’s forced to abandon the unwritten ethics of the street because parking in Park Slope is so competitive. Comments (26).

Jazz musician vibraphones home

Red Hook: Talk about good vibrations. Comment.

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend for straphangers

Weekend Watch: How sweet it is to be loved by the MTA, folks. You can look forward to some smooth cruising out there this weekend! Comment.

New Slope bar looks like your mom’s living room in the 1970s

Bar Scrawl: Our bartoonist finds a watering hole that reminds him of his past. Comments (4).

Thursday, May 17, 2012

BYOBBQ? OMG! City rule allows Cooper Park visitors to bring own grills

Williamsburg: Williamsburg residents fear that where there’s smoke, there’s going to be, well, more smoke. Comments (16).

The Notorious MSG say they’re no joke

Williamsburg: Their geri curls may be wigs, but these rappers insist they’re the real deal. Comments (3).

Booted Boardwalk bar owner to open his own amusement area

Call it Cha-Cha’s revenge. Comment.

Bused in! Dogs from Park Slope, Ditmas Park sent to Dyker Beach Dog Run, critics charge

Bay Ridge: Dyker Beach is going to the dogs, but very few are from the neighborhood, dog-lovers say. Comments (7).

Horseshoe seating for hockey puts Barclays on thin ice

Prospect Heights: The Barclays Center will debut an unconventional horseshoe-shaped seating configuration for a preseason hockey game this fall — raising questions about whether the undersized arena could truly accommodate an NHL franchise. Comments (29).

Welcome back

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France says ‘merci’ to Heights veteran — 68 years after the fact

Brooklyn Heights: Better late than never. Comment.

They’re too big to fail, but I can’t help

The Dad: This week, The Dad tries to figure out how to ensure his daughters come out on top when the stakes are high. Comments (1).

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Public Advocate fires up Ridge restaurant wars

Bay Ridge: Bill de Blasio tossed himself into the fire raging between restaurants and sidewalk food carts. Comments (3).

Horseshoe seating for hockey puts Barclays on thin ice

Prospect Heights: The Barclays Center will debut an unconventional horseshoe-shaped seating configuration for a preseason hockey game this fall — raising questions about whether the undersized arena could truly accommodate an NHL franchise. Comments (29).

Head under heels! Prospect Heights do-gooders do handstands

Prospect Heights: Now you can lend a hand — while standing on your hands. Comment.

Nuns and neighbors pan planned Greenpoint bistro

Greenpoint: A landlord wants to replace a Greenpoint dive bar with a Hungarian restaurant, but neighbors and nuns from a school on the block say Newell Street is not the place for nightlife. Comments (5).

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Seaside Summer Concert Series will return to cramped Coney lot

Borough President Markowitz’s Seaside Summer Concert Series will once again be held in a W. 21st Street lot a third the size of Asser Levy Park, critics say. Comments (32).

No bike share south of Atlantic Avenue this year

The city will install 148 bike share stations in DUMBO, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, and Downtown — but Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Cobble Hill will be left out in the cold until next year. Comments (17).

The votes are in — and Fidler is out

Link: David Storobin has retaken the lead in the race to replace prison-bound ex-pol Carl Kruger — and this time it might stick. Comment.

Mother’s Day Massacre! Milk Believe slays two top-tier teams

Greenpoint: Rookie squad Milk Believe has put together a strong start to the Brooklyn Kickball League season with a 4–0 record and victories over the John Cougar Mellencamps, the Mathletes, and People’s Court. Comment.

Obscure borough president wins battle against Washington

Park Slope: A popular Park Slope playground reopened last week with a new name honoring a long-forgotten borough president — marking a minor victory for the barely remembered politico over the landmark-hogging forefather who snatched away his legacy. Comments (2).

Romeo and Juliet survive in modern take on Shakespeare’s classic

Williamsburg: Spoiler alert: in this adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” the star-crossed paramours live to love another day. Comment.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Jimmy Kimmel says Brooklyn isn’t a punch line — chew on that, Portland!

Fort Greene: The late-night star is bringing his show to Brooklyn, so we decided to pester him about the borough where he was born. Comments (4).

Ridge food cart war may become legal battle

Bay Ridge: Halal cart workers say they’re being harassed because they’re Middle Eastern — and threatened to sue the city if they’re forced to leave Bay Ridge. Comments (27).

Prospect Park West pedestrian islands cost lots

Mean Streets: Painting the Prospect Park West bike lane isn’t the only part of the controversial project that took a lot of green. Comments (22).

Sweet revenge! Domino partner files second suit against developer

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Domino co-owner Isaac Katan sued developer Community Preservation Resources Corporation this week in its second legal motion seeking to stop a move to refinance over $100 million of debt. Comment.

Celebrate Brooklyn’s riding obsession at Bicycle Fetish Day

Williamsburg: It’s a fetish fest — but the only chains you’ll find are the ones attached to bicycles. Comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Century 21 will open on Fulton Mall

Changing Brooklyn: Discount chain Century 21 will become the first new department store on the Fulton Mall in nearly 90 years when it sets up shop in a massive space in the planned City Point development in 2015. Comments (2).

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

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

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