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Monday, June 11, 2012

Borscht brunch: Loosen your belt for Russian food in Bushwick

Dining: In Russia they eat brunch, too. Comment.

Domino falls to Two Trees? DUMBO developer may buy sugar plant for $160 million

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The developer who made DUMBO desirable has reached a tentative agreement to buy Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar factory from its cash-strapped owners for $160 million. Comments (4).

New Italian market opens in Bay Ridge

Foodie-in-Chief: A new Italian specialty store is coming to Bay Ridge this August. Comment.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Enter Kool Keith’s weird world

Music: He’s called himself Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, and Black Elvis — now he says he’s the King of New York. Comments (6).

Friday, June 8, 2012

Coney freak king says Duane Reade stole Mermaid Parade logo

Link: The unofficial mayor of the People’s Playground says he’ll sue the pharmacy chain over a sunscreen advertisement. Comment.

Kickballers want grills in McCarren Park

Greenpoint: Hungry kickball players are urging the city to install grills in bustling McCarren Park, claiming greater access to hot dogs and burgers will improve their play. Comments (69).

Our bartoonist visits a Brooklyn classic

Bar Scrawl: This week, Bill Roundy takes on the legendary Brooklyn Inn. Comment.

Photo pool: Greenpoint artist shoots McCarren Park relic

Greenpoint: Photographer Gina Pollack will display images of McCarren Park Pool’s dilapidated glory three weeks before the pool opens to the public. Comments (1).

Normal weekend headaches ahead

Weekend Watch: If you take the Q, your trip is going to be a lot faster this weekend. Comment.

Stayin’ alive! Roller disco comes to DeKalb Market

Nightlife: Monthly event brings hundreds of people together for a night of summer fun on four wheels. Comments (1).

See a burlesque variety show and get a boozy manicure — at the same time!

Nightlife: Park Slope’s salon-themed bar is getting even more girly. Comments (1).

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Victim of Slope groping tells her story

Link: The woman who says police let the man who sexually assaulted her on 16th Street walk free last month reveals the details of the attack and the subsequent police investigation. Comment.

Monte’s — Brooklyn’s oldest Italian eatery — celebrates 1st birthday

Dining: Monte’s has been a household name in Brooklyn for more than a century, but its first birthday party — yes, you read that right — was a celebration for the ages. Comments (3).

Should our fearless mom leave the kids home alone?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Mom convinces herself it’s okay to leave the kids by themselves so she and dad can go on a date. Comments (5).

Rat-astrophy! Rodents run wild near arena, neighbors say

Brooklyn Is Angry: Big fat rats are building elaborate underground colonies, gnawing through trash cans, and even climbing into cars near the under-construction Barclays Center, where a booming rodent infestation has gone from gross to totally out of control, neighbors say. Comments (6).

Walk, Williamsburg! Pedestrian street fair returns to Bedford Avenue

Williamsburg: Pedestrians will frolic freely on 10 blocks of Bedford Avenue on Saturday when Williamsburg’s biggest retail corridor becomes a pedestrian mall. Comments (19).

Longtime Coney photog gets 50-year retrospective

Link: Shutterbug Abe Feinstein has been documenting the People’s Playground since the days of Kodachrome — now Brooklynites get the privilege of seeing his finest shots. Comment.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A league of their own: Female pitchers strike out sexism in Williamsburg kickball

Greenpoint: Female kickball pitchers have turned sexist stereotypes upside down, going from under-appreciated afterthoughts to in-demand hurlers whose skill and savvy determines which teams see postseason glory at McCarren Park. Comments (74).

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).

Dog day afternoon — hot dog contest delayed for tennis and the Queen!

Coney Island’s hotdog eating contest is going from high noon to high tea. Comment.

Illegal benches become welcome ‘a la cart’ seating

Bay Ridge: The pair of controversial benches illegally bolted onto Fifth Avenue to displace a gyro cart have become welcome lunchtime seating, say food vendor customers who want to relax while they eat their chicken on rice and falafels. Comments (16).

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Coffee export: Slope’s Tea Lounge may become international chain

Park Slope: Park Slope’s answer to Starbucks is about to become a bit more like, well, Starbucks. Comments (12).

Unsuccessful suits! Judge dismisses cases against Success charter schools

Cobble Hill: Two Success Charter Network primary schools will open in Williamsburg and Cobble Hill this fall after a Manhattan judge dismissed a pair of lawsuits seeking to revoke their charters last Friday. Comments (10).

It’s food gossip time!

Foodie-in-Chief: Williamsburg plays chicken and Prospect Heights raises the standard on subs, but it’s Park Slope’s cups that truly runneth over in this week’s edition of incredible edible gossip. Comment.

Cops: Help us catch the sickos who stole Mucinex in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: Police are trying to track down two teens suspected of snatching cold medicine from a Manhattan Avenue pharmacy. Comments (2).

Monday, June 4, 2012

Retiring Rep. Ed Towns endorses Charles Barron in House race

Fort Greene: Councilman Charles Barron landed the endorsement of retiring Rep. Ed Towns, giving the charismatic and controversial Canarsie politician a major boost in his House race against state Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. Comments (10).

Modern Heights chef takes on traditional Italian fare

Foodie-in-Chief: Transforming traditional dishes into haute cuisine can be a tightrope act. Comments (3).

Could cameras tame a deadly Greenpoint street?

Mean Streets: A Greenpoint lawmaker wants to slow traffic on one of Brooklyn’s deadliest streets by catching speeding drivers on camera. Comments (45).

See the newest addition to the DUMBO skyline

Art: An artist is turning an under-appreciated Brooklyn icon into a statement about finding beauty in gritty urban environments. Comments (1).

Senate victory is big win — but bigger net loss

Link: Republican rookie David Storobin came out ahead after a seemingly endless special election — but victory wasn’t cheap. Comment.

Malignaggi wants Barclays to host Brooklyn boxing brawl

The first boxing match at the Barclays Center will be a battle between Brooklynites — if Bensonhurst-born World Boxing Association welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi gets his way. Comments (7).

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hungary no more: Restaurateur folds planned Euro eatery amidst protest

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint landlord dropped his proposal to open a Hungarian restaurant in his Newell Street building this week because of loud opposition from neighbors, schoolteachers, and nuns. Comments (12).

Fidler: I lost

Brooklyn’s version of Florida’s Bush vs. Gore election is finally over. Comments (8).

‘World Kid’ comes home to give boxing career a shot in the arm

The former Olympic boxer says he’s ready to take on anyone — except Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi. Comment.

VIDEO: Cops need your help catching these alleged W’burg muggers

Williamsburg: Cops are trying to track down a pair of teens in matching track jackets who they believe attacked and robbed a 15-year-old boy as he left the Lorimer Street subway station on May 21. Comment.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Teen arrested for slapping woman

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

Finally, a new owner for Brooklyn Heights Cinema

Cinema: Brooklyn Heights’ beloved twin cinema will become more than a moviehouse, now that a local musician and tech specialist has taken over. Comments (10).

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