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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Look, Carmine loves cucumbers!

Sunday Screech: Are cucumbers awesone. Carmine says you bet they are! Comments (6).

Friday, July 13, 2012

Preservationists sue to stop Boardwalk’s concrete makeover

Preservationists hoping to stop the city’s plan to concrete over the Boardwalk are taking their fight to court. Comments (16).

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).

New Clinton Hill bar has old-time look, fancy mixed drinks

Bar Scrawl: Our roving bartoonist discovers a hard-to-find watering hole with some quirky cocktails. Comment.

A little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll

Music: The folk-punk band Cobalt and the Hired Guns are coming back to Brooklyn. Comments (2).

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Brooklyn’s adult cycling instructor teaches grown-ups how to bike

Awesome: They say you never forget how to ride a bike, unless you never learned in the first place. Comments (35).

Would you drink these libations inspired by the Gowanus Canal?

Dining: Naming your establishment after a local landmark is one thing, but taking the more than undrinkable Gowanus Canal as the impetus for a beverage — and serving it up to patrons — is walking a line between the playfully ironic, and plainly daring. Comments (1).

This summer, I’m not sending my kids away to camp

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom looks forward to a summer free of plans — when she hopes to learn from her kids. Comments (4).

All stories aside: Jokes take center stage at storytelling event

Event: Did you hear the one about the clairvoyant colon doctor? Comments (1).

Clones lose again

The Ride: The Connecticut Tigers shutout the Cyclones — giving Brooklyn’s boys of summer their fourth straight loss. Comment.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

$10,000 offered for Bay Ridge killer

Bay Ridge: Civic leaders are offering 10,000 reasons to identify the man responsible for killing a Fifth Avenue merchant. Comments (1).

Tiny DUMBO street would go car-free under new plan

DUMBO: The city and DUMBO merchants are working together to close the tiny street of Anchorage Place to cars and expand a pedestrian plaza at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge. Comments (28).

Attack of the Clone: Stefan Sabol is striking back, not out

Cyclones left fielder Stefan Sabol is on a tear — but he wouldn’t even know it if his father hadn’t tipped him off. Comment.

Multiplayer plays at Brick’s video game theater festival

Theater: There are players on the stage, but they’re not the ones to watch. Comments (1).

Wanton Looks cast gaze on Brooklyn

Music: This pop-punk quartet is more than the sum of their parts. Comments (1).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Invasive species coats Prospect Park lake in green sheen

Meadows of Shame: An invasive pond fern has taken over the Prospect Park lake, and nature lovers fear the verdant gunk will choke out aquatic life and make turtles blind. Comments (29).

Slope bar cry: Freddy’s hosts ‘last call’ for pre-renovation O’Connor’s

Atlantic Yards: A Prohibition-era dive bar that got booted to make room for the Atlantic Yards mega-project will toast a rival pub that’s at risk of losing its old-time-y charm as it undergoes a makeover to prep for Barclays Center crowds. Comments (3).

Kobayashi actually ate 58.5 hot dogs on July 4 — not 68.5!

Bushwick: Talk about a disappointing meal. Comment.

Clones in a Jam

The Ride: The Jamestown Jammers swept the pride of Coney Island in a miserable three-game series. Comment.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Unleaded! Slope shop stops selling potentially toxic furniture

Park Slope: A Park Slope shop owner is pulling salvaged-wood furniture off the shelves after parents claimed it contained lead-based paint that’s dangerous to kids. 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).

New water meters cause meteoric water price surge, Brooklynites say

Brooklyn Is Angry: The city’s new water meter readers are drowning the borough in undeserved bills, say angry Brooklynites who are now paying as much as eight times more for water than they did before. Comment.

Clones lose second game in a row

The Ride: The Jamestown Jammers are apparently no joke! Comment.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Clones owned by Jammers

The Ride: Brooklyn ace Luis Mateo suffered his first loss of the season in a disappointing outing against the Jamestown Jammers. Comment.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cyclones snag extra-inning victory on a walk

The Ride: Friday’s game was punctuated with wild pitches and bad throws. Comment.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Clones lose in play at the plate

The Ride: The Crosscutters got the best of Brooklyn’s Boys of Summer, ending a six-game winning streak. Comment.

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).

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