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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sound artist transforms dancer into human antenna

Art: If Mother Earth got a record deal, her hit single would sound like this. Comment.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cajun crustaceans!

Ditmas Park: If you have a hankering for mudbugs, don’t fret — Sycamore’s throwing a Louisiana-style crawfish boil. Comment.

History victory! Library and synagogue win big in contest

Park Slope: Two ailing historic buildings will get hundreds of thousands of dollars for renovations after placing at the top of a citywide preservation contest. Comments (8).

It’s social feedia

Dining: Brooklyn foodies enjoyed a Facebook-inspired dining experiment in a Bushwick gallery. Comments (1).

Monday, May 28, 2012

Totally tubular! Author surfs worldwide web in breakthrough book

Books: The Internet isn’t just the nebulous space of infinite possibility it’s made out to be, writes journalist Andrew Blum — it’s tubes. Comment.

Tale of Kentucky’s ‘King of Pot’ hits Greenpoint

Books: The true story of a cartel of Kentucky-fried marijuana growers snagged in the nation’s largest weed bust comes to Brooklyn. Comment.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Special delivery! Carmine screeches about ordering stuff off his Zenith!

Sunday Screech: Why is it, Carmine screeches, that since he retired from the Post Office, nothing gets delivered to him? Comments (4).

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rolling in the deep! Williamsburg welcomes Brewskeeball tournament

Williamsburg: The country’s best skeeball rollers will compete this weekend for the right to earn bragging rights over perhaps the most obscure sport in Williamsburg. Comments (8).

In this Burlesque opera, it’s not over till the nearly naked lady sings

Theater: A classic Greek tale of a beauty pageant among the divine gets the burlesque treatment on Bond Street, in Austin McCormick’s “Judge Me Paris,” through May 27. Comment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer roundup, Day 5: Cool off this summer — with coffee!

When you’re sweating it out this summer, make sure you hit these spots for some iced caffeine. Comments (9).

Truck route bout: Big rigs may change lanes in Greenwood Heights

Greenwood Heights: The city says it will fix a much-loathed Greenwood Heights truck route by moving big rigs to other streets — but some residents say the plan is a trucking nightmare. Comments (26).

Teens float idea for massive Newtown Creek parkland

Greenpoint: Newtown Creek would go from Superfund to super fun if a group of high schoolers have their way. Comments (5).

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Drivers fear bike-share will replace parking in W’Burg, Heights

Mean Streets: Some Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights residents are concerned that bike share docks could sacrifice on-street parking, but cyclists say bike docks are just another form of parking. Comments (82).

It’s food gossip time!

Foodie-in-Chief: Gowanus and Greenpoint get baked, Red Hook goes terminal, and Bay Ridge is done with the club scene but all about charcuterie in this week’s Blue Plate special of gossip! Comments (1).

Art that caused bomb scare was supposed to bring peace to Bedford Avenue

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint artist who sparked a bomb scare on Bedford Avenue by hanging illuminated trash bags says his art project was supposed to make the neighborhood more peaceful. Comments (4).

Fine art

Page 1: An influential force in the Downtown (Brooklyn) scene, this collective has used mixed media to create an eyecatching assemblage of unique, highly contemporary art, week in, week out for decades. Its work is a postmodern tableau of the world it inhabits — showing all parts of life in Brooklyn, from politics and development to crime and the arts — in vivid color (and also, sometimes in black and white). Even the harshest critics admit it always keeps hustin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

Cops: South Slope grope isn’t connected to last year’s attacks

Park Slope: Cops say a creep sexually assaulted a woman on Sixteenth Street on May 23 in an incident that closely recalls the attacks committed last year by the so-called “South Slope Groper.” Comments (2).

GoogaBoondoggle: Ticket-holders get refunds after Prospect Park’s festival flop

Meadows of Shame: The Great GoogaMooga didn’t live up to its name — at least for hundreds of “VIP” ticket holders who will get refunds after a not-so-great experience. Comments (8).

Summer roundup, Day 4: Drink up — responsibly!

There will be a lot of drinking this summer, but that doesn’t have to mean you have to get loaded! Check out these five non-alcoholic summer treats. Comment.

‘Sexiest vegetarian’ is more than a piece of meat

Williamsburg: He’s a beefcake — and he won’t even eat one! Williamsburg actor and waiter Zachary Koval is the “Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door” according to People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, earning the accolades of plant eaters worldwide. And he bares it all in this exclusive interview with The Brooklyn Paper. Comments (1).

Meet Brooklyn’s new awwww-ters

Park Slope: Prospect Park Zoo is showing off its crop of new babies — and they’re otter-ly irresistible! Comment.

It’s ‘Time’ to talk about intimacy

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom says the boobs at Time magazine opened up a can of worms with their cover featuring a mom breast-feeding a toddler, but the issue is intamacy — not when to get your kid off the teat. Comment.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A rail solution for Nets games

Atlantic Yards: Nets fans will get twice as much railway service and about half as many parking spots at the soon-to-open Barclays Center under a plan to box-out street-clogging drivers from neighborhoods near the arena. Comments (37).

Artist Takeshi Miyakawa released from custody

Greenpoint: A judge ordered a Greenpoint artist held without bail and sent him to Rikers Island for a psychiatric evaluation for allegedly hanging a plastic bag from a tree — a harsh decision that has baffled artists, residents, and even police sources. Comments (5).

Bieber to play Barclays!

Music: You better Beliebe it! Comments (7).

Stop or go traffic? Clinton Hill corner has a stop sign — and a traffic light

Clinton Hill: A bizarre Clinton Hill intersection has given rise to a new automotive phenomena: stop or go traffic. Comments (4).

Red, white, and boo!

Kensington: Someone defaced a Kensington flag mural painted by patriot-in-chief Scott LoBaido — and the artist wants the vandal to be charged with committing a bias crime! Comments (7).

Boardwalk war! Rockaway repairs have Coney faithful spitting nails

A city decision to repair an outer-borough boardwalk with wood has opponents of the Coney Island Boardwalk’s upcoming concrete makeover accusing the Parks Department of turning back on its word. Comments (2).

Summer roundup, Day 3: Your guide to summer concerts

It’ll be hard to miss the sound of music in Brooklyn this summer — but among all the concerts in the borough, these six outdoor shows are worth going out of your way for. Comments (1).

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Green candidate truly walked the walk — he didn’t use gas for a year!

Clinton Hill: Author and environmental blogger Colin Beavan will run for Congress this year on the Green Party ticket. Comments (6).

Heights rap fans fight to rename Squibb Park after Beastie Boy

Brooklyn Heights: No sleep till … Brooklyn Heights music lovers rename a park to honor recently deceased Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. Comments (5).

Spa helps uncomfortable pups with massage, mood lighting, classical music

Fuzzy Brooklyn: A fancy Williamsburg canine salon sets itself apart from the pack by dimming the lights and putting on classical music as part of its grooming package. Comments (10).

Summer roundup, Day 2: Places where you can fish, frisbee, and fly a kite like a king

In this installment of our countdown to summer, we cover the three F’s — and it’s not what you think! Comments (2).

Babs again! Barbra to play second show at Barclays

Music: Brooklyn-born superstar Barbra Streisand will play a second homecoming concert at the Barclays Center this fall. Comments (2).

Fresh legs! Young teams upend veterans at McCarren Field

Greenpoint: Forget the rookie of the year — it’s the year of the rookies. Comments (5).

Kara-OK! New sing-along spot to replace notorious V Lounge

Bay Ridge: A shuttered Bay Ridge Karaoke club with a history of violence will re-open as a new sing-along spot — with the blessing of Community Board 10’s Police and Public Safety Committee. Comments (1).

Monday, May 21, 2012

Doggone shame! Doo-doo gooders forced to maintain city dog run

Dyker Heights: Pooch-lovers who routinely visit the Dyker Beach Dog Run say the city isn’t maintaining the leash-free lot, leaving the task of emptying overflowing, poop-filled trash bins to a bunch of neighborhood doo doo-gooders. Comments (2).

Everything you need to know about Coney Island this summer

The ocean-side escape seemed fixed in time for decades — but now it’s in the middle of a major renaissance. Comments (14).

From nightclub to day-care: Controversial W’burg venue in flux

Nightlife: It could be a nightclub, a day-care, or an organic restaurant — but no matter what a Manhattan nightlife impresario opens in his Williamsburg building, he won’t be serving booze anytime soon, state officials say. Comments (6).

Rack-y road! Parking spot becomes bike slots in Slope

Mean Streets: Replacing a parking spot with bike racks is a different kind of fair trade for the owners of a famous Park Slope coffeehouse. Comments (37).

Neighbors say Park Slope school serves free lunch to rodents

Wild Brooklyn: Workers at a Park Slope school have turned the surrounding block into a midnight buffet for hungry rodents — and fat-bellied rats are always back for seconds, neighbors say. Comments (4).

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cops nab suspect in Wythe Avenue slaying

Williamsburg: Cops arrested a 19-year-old who allegedly shot and killed Williamsburg man inside his Wythe Avenue apartment three months ago. Comment.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Looter steals eyeglasses out of car

Carroll Gardens: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comments (3).

Spend this Saturday with the one you love — your bike

Event: Pedaling paramours will demonstrate their devotion to two-wheeled transportation at Bicycle Fetish Day in Williamsburg this Saturday. Comment.

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