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Friday, July 13, 2012

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Throw out the dog food and make your dog a foodie

Park Slope: Brooklyn’s dogs will go from Kibbles ’n Bits to kale chips if an expert in canine cuisine has his way. Comments (20).

Monday, July 9, 2012

Rock posters still hanging around

Gowanus: Music may have gone digital long ago, but the art of rock-and-roll concert posters lives on, with many skillful silk-screeners showing their works at the Gowanus Print Lab. Comment.

Ridge gardeners: Build a wall to protect green space from highway noise

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge gardeners tending the Narrows Botanical Gardens in Shore Road Park are so sick of the sound of cars zipping along the nearby Belt Parkway that they’re willing to have their beloved greenspace walled off — a move some say will kill the park’s views of the harbor. Comments (21).

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Carmine once again writes about the Mermaid Parade two weeks after it happens

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher repeats what he said about the Mermaid Parade last year. Comments (2).

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Ex-pat painter and Mets fan shows her love for the game

Art: “Bizarre injuries,” and “Marvelous moustaches,” are two of this French painter-turned-Mets-fan’s collectible series of memorable cards. Comment.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Brooklyn designers dream of the stars — and build space suit to get there

Awesome: A pair of Gowanus innovators are trying to build an outfit for astronauts on a budget. Comments (7).

Park Slope pub serves Twix bars wrapped in prosciutto

Dining: A Park Slope bar is serving up an appetizer that combines the sweetness of dessert with the saltiness of Italian deli meat. Comments (47).

Classic hip hop doc that excluded Brooklyn to be screened — in Brooklyn!

Music: Back, back in the days, not a single MC uttered the phrase, “Where Brooklyn at?” Comment.

Hell on wheels!

Weekend Watch: The subway is to be avoided at all costs this weekend Comment.

Squeezing out those tunes

Music: Who knew you could do so much with an accordion? Comments (1).

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Kelso’s can plan: Clinton Hill craft beer could go aluminum

Clinton Hill: These Brooklyn beermakers have a can-do attitude — and a can-do business plan. Comment.

Left out! Neighborhood parks and playgrounds exclude disabled, activist claims

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn’s parks and playgrounds are no fun for the handicapped, according to a disabled civic leader who wants the city to make the borough’s recreation areas more wheelchair accessible. Comments (7).

Heavy hitters: Big bats lead Clones to sixth-straight victory

The Ride: Strong hitting earned the Clones another win. Comments (1).

If it works for lemonade … Heights author sets up sidewalk stand to sell book

Books: A Brooklyn Heights writer has a refreshingly old-fashioned approach: a table, a sign, and some sweets. Comments (2).

Tonight! Skate and sing to ‘Xanadu’

Park Slope: If you build a roller disco, they will come. Comment.

Sideshows during the seventh inning stretch

Event: Come for the baseball, stay for the swordplay. Comment.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sonya Thomas makes history at hot dog contest

Sonya Thomas set a new world record for female gluttons in another stunning Nathan’s showing. Comments (1).

Happy Independence Day, Brooklyn!

We want to wish all of our readers a wonderful Fourth of July. Enjoy the cookouts and the fireworks — and check back throughout the day for the latest news on this year’s Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Competition.

Clones win again!

The Ride: Brooklyn’s Boys of Summer notched their fifth straight victory last night, putting the first-place squad three games ahead in the McNamara Division. Comment.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Brownstone Brooklyn cops must give more speeding tickets, activists say

Mean Streets: Police covering a broad swath of Brownstone Brooklyn are turning a blind eye to speeding motorists, say angry street-safety advocates who are outraged over the fact that cops issued just two speeding tickets in the entire month of May. Comments (34).

It’s a genre jumble! Joan Jett, Village People, and Gladys Knight to perform at Coney summer concert series

The Seaside Summer Concert Series will again be inside a cramped Coney Island lot this summer — but no one gives a damn about its bad reputation. Comments (1).

Brooklyn Bridge Park pool opens on Friday!

Brooklyn Heights: The McCarren Park Pool isn’t the only new aquatic attraction that’s making waves this week — Brooklyn Bridge Park will debut it’s much-anticipated “pop-up pool” on Friday. Comments (2).

MTA’s new app tells passengers how late B61 bus will be

Transit: Tech-savvy riders of the B61 bus can track the whereabouts of the sometimes-flaky transit line as it runs its Downtown-to-Windsor Terrace route thanks to a satellite-guided system launched by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last Sunday. Comments (2).

Oh, Boyd! New Cyclone makes a lasting first impression at MCU Park

The Ride: People are going to be talking about Jayce Boyd for some time. Comment.

If you build it by hand, they will come: Etsy craft fest hits DUMBO

DUMBO: The de-facto DIY capital of the world hosted a hands-on crafts fair from the globe’s leading purveyor of all things twee. Comments (2).

Female competitive eater destroys male gluttons in Coney cupcake contest

Photo Galleries: Talk about a major sweet tooth! Comment.

Monday, July 2, 2012

G train is musical muse: Write a subway-inspired song, win trip to Sweden

Save the G: The G train will feel more like the soul train thanks to a new songwriting contest rewarding crooners inspired by The Brooklyn Local. Comments (2).

No Prospect Park geese will be executed this summer — because there are no geese left to kill

Meadows of Shame: Two years after authorities slaughtered more than 250 waterfowl in Brooklyn’s backyard, officials say there are too few birds in Prospect Park to warrant another roundup. Comments (58).

Web series about Park Slope lesbians to become a movie

Awesome: The creators of a web series that spoofs queer life in Park Slope are hitting the big screen with an offbeat romantic comedy — and plenty of Brooklyn shout-outs. Comments (3).

Mateo is magical in Clones shutout

The Ride: Clones hurler Luis Mateo was dominant on the mound in a shutout victory over the Renegades. Comment.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Call him Captain Nimmo! Clones star hits grand slam

The Ride: Top prospect Brandon Nimmo hit a grand slam in a Cyclones win over the Aberdeen Ironbirds Comments (5).

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Clones bring the lumber in 5–2 victory over Ironbirds

The Ride: A massive two-run homer by Cyclones shortstop Philip Evans gave the Mini Mets an early lead in Friday’s 5–2 victory over the Aberdeen Ironbirds — a lead pitcher Rainy Lara refused to relinquish. Comment.

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

Church near arena to be demolished, rebuilt with retail or housing

Changing Brooklyn: Religious leaders will bulldoze a crumbling-but-historic church steps from the Barclays Center and construct a new house of worship — and a shopping or living space above it, church officials say. Comments (11).

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).

Plunk party! Clones hit three Ironbirds in poor showing

The Ride: The Cyclones fell to the Aberdeen Ironbirds 5–2 at MCU Park on Thursday, thanks to a pitching staff that couldn’t find the plate. Comment.

Bartoonist checks out hip watering hole inside former Slope dive

Bar Scrawl: This week, Bill Roundy shares his thoughts — and illustrations! — about the Owl Farm Bar, a new bar inside the space that was once Harry Boland’s Pub. Comments (1).

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