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Monday, July 2, 2012

Let the ragtime roll!

Music: Put on your boater and wax up your moustaches. Comment.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Carmine opines on hidden symbols and messages on backs of dollar bills

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher shows you why he loves America, but hates parting with dollar bills! Comments (6).

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Street art: Painter turns pedestrian plaza into mural

DUMBO: First the Pearl Street Triangle went green — now it’s going to the art scene. Comments (1).

Friday, June 29, 2012

Parents: Slope store sells furniture coated in lead-based paint

Park Slope: Trendy-but-toxic furniture sold in Park Slope contains lead-based paint that puts kids at risk, worried parents say. Comments (34).

Clones star has new glove in his life

It takes time to get over your first glove — just ask Cyclones first baseman Cole Frenzel. Comments (4).

Will this be your lucky weekend on the rails?

Weekend Watch: Trains at a distance have every man’s wish aboard. But for some, they never arrive. Comment.

Counting Crows come home to roost

Some children of Generation X have been waiting for this moment since 1991. Comments (5).

Take the L train: Former subway buskers at forefront of jazzy electronic music

Music: These jazz musicians have turned caves into clubs. Comments (3).

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nameless bar leaves us sleepless, Greenpoint says

Brooklyn Is Angry: Noisy bar-goers went from a nuisance to a danger after a patron at a nameless Manhattan Avenue watering hole hurled a bottle at a neighboring apartment building, Greenpoint residents claim. Comments (8).

McCarren Park Pool reopens!

Greenpoint: Grab your towels and your swim trunks — because school’s out and pool’s in! Comments (22).

A well-rounded news diet

Page 1: Everyone is hungry for news, but too many Brooklynites devour it the wrong way. Thankfully, there’s The Brooklyn Paper, which provides all of the essential elements of a well-balanced news diet in a single serving. There’s exciting arts coverage, hard-hitting news reportage, fun features, and colorful photos — a perfect combination to keep you informed and keep you hustin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

Arborcide at Bedford Avenue garden! Neighbors mourn deaths of beloved trees

Meadows of Shame: Tree lovers on Bedford Avenue are hunting a pair of arbor slashers who allegedly chopped down dozens of maples then tossed them into a wood-chipper and drove away in a car with an obscured license plate. Comments (3).

Clones get up, stay up against Renegades

The Ride: Brooklyn’s boys of summer secured an early lead and held onto it. Comment.

When will they have time for me!

The Dad: This week, The Dad wonders whether he should force his kids to take a vacation with him. Comments (2).

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bossert Hotel will be hotel again, developer says

Brooklyn Heights: An iconic but long-closed Brooklyn Heights hotel will return as high-class resting place for tourists after a nearly three-decade hiatus if developer David Bistricer gets his way. Comments (3).

Cyclones throw away a win

The Ride: Two Cyclones throwing errors allowed the Hudson Valley Renegades to take a two-point lead in the seventh, giving the Baby Rays a 4–2 win at Dutchess Stadium. Comment.

Slope grope witness: Cops arrested me as payback for speaking out

Park Slope: An outspoken witness of a South Slope sexual assault claims cops threw him in jail last week on a trumped up charge as payback for criticizing their investigation. Comments (4).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cyclists want their own Lafayette Ave. lane — not a shared route with cars

Mean Streets: The city hopes a new road configuration will help cyclists and motorists share Lafayette Avenue — but the Fort Greene group that petitioned for the street redesign fears it won’t do enough to protect bicycle-riders. Comments (51).

Morbid library seeks second life

Gowanus: An exhibit that celebrates man’s fascination with death is poised to rise from the grave. Comments (1).

An unforgettable Mermaid Parade

Photo Galleries: Scantily-clad mermaids, nymphs, and mermen came out in full force on Saturday for the 30th annual Mermaid Parade — and celebration founder Dick Zigun says it was a memorable party, especially after being drugged at last year’s festival. Comment.

Video game theater series gives audience the controller

Theater: The players are on stage — and in the seats, too. Comment.

Hot dog switcheroo! Nathan’s contest start time changed … again

Get ready for an early lunch: the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog-Eating Championship will start at noon, not 3 pm, as planners had previously announced. Comments (1).

Renegade rout! Cyclones’ pitchers leave Hudson Valley scoreless

The Ride: The Clones pitching staff blanked the Hudson Valley Renegades at home in Coney Island on Monday night, continuing the team’s winning streak and once again lifting them to the top of the McNamara division. Comment.

Monday, June 25, 2012

New Prospect Park traffic lights give cyclists the green light

Mean Streets: The city is giving Prospect Park cyclists the green light — literally. Comments (50).

Remembering Warner Fusselle: Reflections on a career in the Catbird Seat

Cyclones: Dozens flocked to MCU Park on Friday to remember announcer Warner Fusselle, the voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones — a voice that was silenced on June 10 when the 68-year-old succumbed to a heart attack. We asked former Brooklyn Paper columnist Ed Shakespeare to tell us about working with the keeper of the Catbird Seat. Comment.

Mini Mets have big bats: Cyclones offense unstoppable in Aberdeen

The Ride: An explosive offense gave the Cyclones the edge for the second night in a row, securing a Brooklyn victory in the rubber match of a three-game road series against the Aberdeen Ironbirds. Comment.

Bay Ridge to city: We want our own bike lane plan

Mean Streets: Talk about going off the grid! Comments (18).

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Power play! Heavy hitting helps Clones topple Ironbirds

The Ride: Brooklyn’s boys of summer came out on top — thanks to the long ball. Comment.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cyclones fall to Ironbirds, 6–1

The Ride: The Clones lose the first of a three-game road trip to Maryland. Comment.

Friday, June 22, 2012

DeKalb Market gets the boot to make room for City Point mega-development

Changing Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s shipping container bazaar must move to make way a long-planned skyscraper — months before the leases of many of its artisans and eateries expire. Comments (10).

Loathed Staten Island Yankees stomp all over the Cyclones

The Ride: This one hurt! Comment.

Three men accused of trying to buy victim’s silence in rabbi sex abuse case

Williamsburg: Prosecutors accused four Orthodox Jewish men of trying to use threats and bribes to convince a victim and a witness to drop a sexual assault case against an influential Williamsburg rabbi. Comments (16).

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