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Monday, June 18, 2012

The Mermaid Parade is turning 30

Event: This Coney Island parade is gaining in years, but isn’t losing its sense of humor. Comment.

City won’t promise to finish two long-stalled North Brooklyn parks

Meadows of Shame: The Bloomberg administration can’t afford to build two long-promised parks in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, city officials said. Comments (4).

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Have a whale of a time at this science talk

Scientist Joy Reidenberg talks about what it’s like to dissect deep-sea beasts. Comments (6).

New cook book club feeds body and mind

Books: Join a conversation where the knives are as sharp as the wits at the Brooklyn Kitchen Book Club hosted by Brooklyn-based journalist Cara Cannella. Comment.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Meet your Brooklyn Cyclones hurlers

The Ride: And now, your Brooklyn Cyclones pitchers! Comment.

It’s Father’s Day, so enjoy it

The Dad: This week, The Dad figures it all worked out for him and his fellow fathers. Comments (1).

Man up and give a good gift for Father’s Day

From the Mclaren pushers in Park Slope to the little league dads in Dyker Heights, to the hipsters papas in Williamsburg — all dad’s deserve something manly this father’s day. Comment.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Neighbors say Celebrate Brooklyn concerts are too loud

Brooklyn Is Angry: Bass-heavy beats from Prospect Park’s popular Celebrate Brooklyn concert series are shaking homes and rattling windows in Windsor Terrace, say angry neighbors who claim the free tunes aren’t music to their ears. Comments (37).

Golden rival pushing for more bike lanes in Bay Ridge

Mean Streets: State Senate candidate Andrew Gounardes wants to see more bicycles in Bay Ridge — setting the wheels in motion for a showdown with Republican state Sen. Marty Golden, who opposes bike travel on major thoroughfares. Comments (152).

Short on Short! Reporter Aaron Short meets his match

Checkin’ in with: In one of his last stories for The Brooklyn Paper, Aaron Short checks in with Aaron Short. Comments (8).

It’s food gossip time!

Foodie-in-Chief: Cobble Hill uses its noodle, Park Slope readies for pork, and Williamsburg’s on a roll (sushi and otherwise) in this weeks roundup of Brooklyn-centric, food-tastic gossip! Comment.

Does Excelsior excel? Our bartoonist finds out

Bar Scrawl: This week, Bill Roundy checks out the Fifth Avenue watering hole. Comments (1).

Come on ride the train!

Weekend Watch: This could possibly be the greatest weekend ever on rails. Comment.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Radiolab goes from audio to visual with show at BAM

Fort Greene: Everyone’s favorite pop-nerds are bringing their show to Brooklyn. Comment.

Art thieves: Crime wave at Bogart Street galleries during Bushwick Open Studios

Bushwick: Artists opened their studios in Bushwick — and in walked the criminals. Comments (23).

Cops: The hunt is on for Williamsburg’s subway muggers

Williamsburg: Cops are trying to track down two men who they believe attacked and robbed a 28-year-old woman at the Lorimer Street L subway station on May 6. Comments (2).

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Money, cash, shows: Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival needs your help raising funds

It’s mo’ money, mo’ problems for the organizers of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Comments (4).

Antidepressants are over-prescribed, says Brooklyn author

Cobble Hill: Depression is often treated with pharmaceutical drugs, but author Katherine Sharpe says it doesn’t always have to be. Comments (1).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

War on Brunch treaty would allow outdoor Sunday dining — but not drinking

Greenpoint: A treaty to end the War on Brunch is on the table — but Sunday morning diners will need to wait until noon before they order mimosas. Comments (26).

City: Controversial cart is operating illegally

Bay Ridge: The gyro seller that has become the symbol of Bay Ridge’s brewing food-vendor battle is operating illegally, this paper has learned — and now brick-and-mortar businesses are demanding the controversial food cart be booted from Bay Ridge for good. Comments (33).

You’ll be singin’ in the rain at this crazy karaoke party

Event: It took years of blood, sweat, and amateur singing, but Union Hall is finally letting their karaoke crew throw a concert venue’s most dreaded and drenched event — the wet party. Comment.

This guy makes origami out of winning scratch-off tickets

Link: It’s a win-win situation for lotto players at this bodega. Comment.

Sweat victory: Lover of ‘hot yoga’ achieves 1,000-day Bikram streak

Park Slope: An unbelievably positive and fiercely devoted Park Slope yoga student has overcome a serious physical disability to finish a jaw-dropping marathon of hot yoga — and he’s just getting warmed up. Comments (12).

Log in and dine out at this web-influenced food festival

Foodie-in-Chief: Turns out there are some tasty reasons to air your amateur opinions on Yelp — namely an exclusive food festival. Comments (1).

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Shake weights! W’burg lifters drop barbells, rattle homes, neighbors claim

Williamsburg: Neighbors of a Williamsburg gym say brawny weight lifters shake their building by dropping massive barbells on the ground during their workouts. Comments (34).

Get hooked up! ‘Community supported fishery’ connects fishermen to foodies

Dining: Farm to table? Try ocean to table. Comments (4).

Warner Fusselle, voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones, dies at 68

The veteran broadcaster was preparing his 12th season with the Brooklyn minor-league team when he died, friends said. Comments (1).

Trapped in IKEA: Furniture store sells young Brooklynites hopes and dreams in new play

Theater: For freshly arrived Brooklynites, Red Hook’s IKEA doesn’t just sell cheap furniture — it’s a showcase of hopes and dreams. Comment.

Stand-up guy! Hannibal Buress brings his comedic storytelling to Red Hook

Event: Enter the mind of Hannibal Buress, where people kick pigeons, rap videos get sequels, and nobody asks him if Hannibal is his real name. Comment.

Monday, June 11, 2012

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).

Pedal push! Cyclists want more bike lanes in Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park: A group of Ditmas Park cyclists are clamoring for more bike routes on their side of Prospect Park — and they’re recruiting neighborhood businesses to help them increase the borough’s bike lane network. Comments (76).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Look, Carmine wants the damn B64 bus back!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine demands the MTA return a much-needed bus line! Comments (5).

Saturday, June 9, 2012

To L and back! MTA adds new trains to North Brooklyn line

Williamsburg: Getting the L is about to get a bit easier thanks to an MTA plan to add more trains to the overcrowded North Brooklyn line. Comment.

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).

‘Dean’ of boro journalism Dennis Holt dead at 77

Boerum Hill: Dennis Holt, the grandfather of Brooklyn journalism who doggedly covered Downtown’s renaissance, died on June 7 from complications after suffering a fall. Comments (3).

Monday, June 13, 2011

Police: Angry driver beats man on expressway

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

A new crafts market makes it official — Williamsburg is overrun with Fleas

Shopping: Kent Avenue is becoming the most bazaar street in Williamsburg. Comments (8).

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