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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A painting without paint

They aren’t made with brushes or paint, but Walter Thompson’s “soundpaintings” are most certainly a form of art. Comment.

Old Glory is back — with fangs

Kensington: Scott LoBaido repainted his flag mural in Kensington, but added a message for the person who vandalized it. Comments (7).

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The bass man cometh

Williamsburg: He’s more than just a pretty bass. Comment.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Carmine’s at Kingsborough, for dinner!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine wonders why he didn’t study the culinary arts. Comments (2).

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sounds weird, tastes wonderful

Dining: It’s not quirk for quirk’s sake — it tastes amazing, too. Comment.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The greatest weekend on the rails — ever!

Weekend Watch: Once every blue moon, every fortnight of fortnights— perhaps about as frequently as Halley’s Comet comes around — riding the subway on the weekend is unsullied by its characteristically cumbersome service changes. Comment.

How do you spell D-R-I-N-K-S? Williamsburg’s boozy adult spelling bee

Event: Contestants bring their A-game to this competitive bar battle for word nerds. Comment.

Get your geek on at Union Hall

Park Slope: This one’s for the true believers. Comments (1).

Our drinking illustrator finds an artsy bar with a carpentry theme

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s bartoonist Bill Roundy drops in on the Bushwick watering hole Tradesman. Comments (3).

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Park Slopers say outdoor sex on quiet street must stop

Park Slope: Horny Park Slopers and drug users have turned a secluded nook behind a popular grocery store into a makeshift bedroom for public sex — and neighbors want them to get lost before a grade school opens nearby. Comments (25).

Holy smokes! Tobacco Warehouse will become St. Ann’s Warehouse

DUMBO: DUMBO’s historic Tobacco Warehouse will become a playhouse under a new deal that will keep a beloved avante-garde venue on Water Street by allowing private development on parkland. Comments (10).

Sign not of the times: Old meets new at Slope’s Stone House

Park Slope: Don’t worry history buffs: the bright flashing sign adorning one of Park Slope’s most famous historical landmarks isn’t a Las Vegas-style advertisement. It’s art! Comments (3).

Storobin beats Fidler in final hand recount

Link: The special election to replace prison-bound Carl Kruger in state senate is finally over — but Councilman Lew Fidler still won’t admit defeat. Comment.

How to get to desperate street

Theater: Come and play — but the puppets of this DUMBO production are not okay. Comment.

The Dad on death: Here’s what I’ll teach my kids

The Dad: This week, The Dad figures out how he’ll answer when his girls ask him about death. His death. Comment.

Open season! It’s Bushwick’s biggest art event of the year

Art: Here’s the shortlist of the 500 plus studios open to the public in Bushwick this weekend. Comments (3).

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

W’burg’s outdoor cooking critics decry Memorial Day grilling mess

Williamsburg: They can’t take the heat — and they wish everyone else would go back to their kitchens. Comments (14).

Sound artist transforms dancer into human antenna

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

The man who saved Park Slope from the wrecking ball passes away at 92

Park Slope: Trail-blazing Brooklyn preservationist Everett Ortner died last week — leaving behind the borough’s most famous architectural style as his legacy. Comments (3).

Cyclists get psyched up at Bike Fetish Day

Williamsburg: There’s no love like the love a Brooklynite shares with his or her bicycle. Comments (2).

Game on! Checkers coming to Coney

A national fast-food chain wants to get the jump on Brooklyn homegrown eateries coming to Coney Island — where it will spark a neighborhood burger war and take a stab at a hot dog giant that made the People’s Playground famous. Comments (2).

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ferry big news: Larger ships hit river this summer

DUMBO: They’re going to need some bigger boats. Comments (3).

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).

Don’t stop Milk Believing! Rookie team races out to 8–0 start

Greenpoint: The Brooklyn Kickball League’s rookie phenoms tied a league record with four wins on Sunday, earning an 8–0 record overall and firm control over first place. Comments (3).

Monday, May 28, 2012

A big salute

Link: It’s Memorial Day in Brooklyn. Comment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Witness: Cops let Slope groper walk away from crime scene

Park Slope: Cops are hunting a Park Slope sex fiend responsible for a May 23 attack — a man witnesses say they detained at the scene, until police let him go. Comments (15).

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).

Midwood spy cams go to group accused of shielding sex predators from police

Link: A religious group that discourages Orthodox Jews from reporting sex crimes to police without first consulting a rabbi is getting $1 million from the state to install security cameras to catch criminals and child predators on the streets of Midwood and Borough Park — but police won’t get to see vital footage first. Comment.

Cart-tastrophe! Ridge merchant group snubs offer to have vendor-blocking benches removed

Bay Ridge: A Fifth Avenue merchant opposed to street vendors says he’ll pay have the benches someone bolted onto the sidewalk to displace a vilified gyro cart torn out — but his offers are being ignored by the one group that can remove the repositioned street seats. Comments (17).

Our comic-style review of Brooklyn’s newest beer gardnen

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s bartoonist Bill Roundy scopes out Dekalb Market. Comment.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Police: Man stole thousands in stuff from cars

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

The owners of the city’s last sun umbrella factory really are the boys of summer

Williamsburg: The obligatory Memorial Day feature story! Comments (3).

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