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Thursday, July 26, 2012

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G train safari explores changing borough

Development: The “G” on this train stands for gentrify. Comments (7).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Why paint nudes when you can paint human–gorilla hybrids?

Art: At this drinking and drawing event, beauty is the beast. Comments (5).

Pour one out: Brooklyn Brewery cat Monster dead at 13

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Monster, a Brooklyn Brewery mouser whose carefree charm helped him become the beer-maker’s Williamsburg mascot, passed away on Monday morning from liver failure. He was 13. Comments (5).

Monday, July 23, 2012

What happens when hipsters throw a Brooklyn block party?

Event: Bushwick is getting ready for a block party like no other. Comments (27).

Checkin’ in with: Miss New York Mallory Hagan — a Park Slope pageant queen

Checkin’ in with: Newly crowned Miss New York Mallory Hagan checks in with The Brooklyn Paper, and tells us why she should be Miss America and why she won’t ride a bike in Brooklyn. Comments (8).

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Carmine’s reasons to go to green markets

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine relives the days when people chatted on the street, at his Bensonhurst green market! Comments (3).

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kombucha comes to W’burg’s old Pfizer building

Event: Out with the Viagra, in with the kombucha! Comments (2).

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cheap beer and a cool piano at this new Columbia Street watering hole

Bar Scrawl: Our roving bartoonist finds what might be Brooklyn’s folksiest bar. Comment.

Water fall! Leaky tower leaves NYU–Poly wet, Brooklyn Paper newsroom shocked

Downtown: NYU-Poly added a new field of study to its engineering curriculum this week — water tower maintenance. Comments (2).

Lots of changes on the rails this weekend

Weekend Watch: Get on a bike, or even better, get out of town this weekend. Comment.

Discover cool music at this concert series — held inside a maze!

Music: Make like Pac-Man in this a-maze-ing month-long concert series. Comments (1).

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

G wiz! MTA plans to save the G train extension!

Save the G: The G train extension will not expire, transit officials say. Comments (4).

Slope jazz musician takes stage with Cuban trumpet legend

Music: You can never see too much Art. Comment.

Escapee parakeet calls Northside park home

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Williamsburg’s most popular new resident sports a flashy yellow coat, hangs out near the flea market, and lives completely off seeds — and, no, he’s not a hipster. Comments (2).

People’s Playground painter brings works to Bay Ridge

Art: Bay Ridge residents won’t have to go far to get to Coney Island this summer. Comment.

Cyclists: Slope bike bandit stole wheels, left ransom notes

Park Slope: A cold-hearted thief is holding bike parts hostage and using strange ransom notes in an attempt to lure riders into buying back their stolen gear, Park Slope cyclists say. Comments (35).

The Dad’s oldest considers the army

The Dad: This week, The Dad learns his 17-year-old is thinkning about enlisting! Comments (6).

‘Daily Show’ co-creator talks comedy in DUMBO

Books: Brilliant social satirist and “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead is showcasing a bitingly funny book that offers a closer look at one of today’s most influential female comedians. Comment.

First-place Clones topple second-place Renegades at home

The Ride: The division-leading Cyclones came out swinging in the second matchup of a three-game series against the second-place Hudson Valley Renegades, while Cyclones starter Rainy Lara notched his fourth win of the season. Comment.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Abe George throws down gauntlet against DA Hynes

District Attorney Charles Hynes runs a politically corrupt ship that needs to be cleaned from stem to stern, claims a prosecutor who hopes to boot the 23-year incumbent from office next year. Comments (24).

Restaurants will battle at hot dog day of summer

Event: At this contest, it’s wiener take all. Comment.

Parking spots blocked for sewer project completed in 1977

Link: A “no parking” sign that has barred motorists from using four Ocean Parkway parking spots for more than 30 years is a relic from a 1977 sewage project that was never taken down, residents have discovered. Comment.

To Georgia, with love: Phenom Cole Frenzel moves up Mets ladder to Savannah

Beloved Cyclones first baseman Cole Frenzel is getting another taste of southern hospitality. Comment.

Surging Renegades best Clones in Coney

The Ride: The first-place Clones fell to the Hudson Valley Renegades — their closest rivals in the McNamara Division of the NY–Penn League — leaving Brooklyn’s beloved ball club just one game ahead in the standings. Comment.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Speed limit to be reduced in Boerum Hill

Mean Streets: Drivers whizzing through Boerum Hill better ease off the gas now that the quiet brownstone enclave is getting Brooklyn’s first speed limit-reducing “slow zone.” Comments (21).

Is Church Avenue the next Cortelyou Road?

Ditmas Park: A hip new Ditmas Park cafe is bringing a bit of Cortelyou Road style to a stretch of Church Avenue known more for budget-friendly shopping than posh coffeehouses. Comments (10).

G train extension will ‘likely’ be saved, MTA board members say

Save the G: A powerful-but-obscure transit panel is poised to rescue the G train — derailing a plan that would kill a much-needed line extension linking North and Brownstone Brooklyns. Comments (10).

Ridgites: Owner of collapsed home is destroying our community

Link: The vacant Ovington Avenue building that collapsed early Monday did not cause any injuries — but it unleashed a torrent of backlash from outraged neighbors who claim the landlord is intentionally letting his Bay Ridge holdings fall apart. Comment.

City nixes on-street parking permit plan

The city is putting the brakes on a plan that would give neighbors of the soon-to-open Barclays Center an edge over car-driving fans heading to the arena for games and concerts, claiming there is enough spaces for everyone. Comments (8).

Brooklyn sweeps State College

The Ride: The Pride of Coney Island rattled the State College Spikes with a runaway fifth inning — made possible by a pair of passed balls — sweeping a three-game series at Lubrano Park and wrapping up a six-game road trip where the Clones went 4–2. Comment.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bushwick yoga studio serves cocktails and hot dogs after classes

The Greatest Story Ever: A new Bushwick yoga studio promises to bring peace to the mind and the body — with spirits. Comments (5).

Raccoon boom! City must start trapping vermin, Greenwood residents say

Wild Brooklyn: Greenwood Heights residents say the raccoon population in their neighborhood is growing so quickly that the city must alter its vermin policy and begin trapping and removing the trash-pillaging critters. Comments (60).

Coney Island merchants want agressive panhandlers gone

Link: Business owners in the People’s Playground say a group of homeless men are harassing beach-goers beneath the scaffolding of a landmarked building. Comment.

Clones nail second victory over Spikes

The Ride: The Clones took an early lead and made it stick in their second bout against the State College Spikes on Sunday — a win that’s given the pride of Coney Island a one and a half game-lead over their New York-Penn League rivals. Comment.

Pay phones get second life as Wi-Fi hot-spots

Downtown: Pay phones are going the way of the telegraph — but city officials are hoping to modernize the pre-internet relics with a more up-to-date amenity: free Wi-Fi. Comment.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Brooklyn beats State College

The Ride: The Clones went to town on the State College bullpen after a pitching duel between the starters. Comment.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Changes on Fulton Mall: Brooklyn Industries to open Downtown

Changing Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s leading purveyor of graphic t-shirts and hometown pride will replace a closed down bank on the quickly transforming thoroughfare. Comments (19).

Clones fall to Tigers

The Ride: A pair of costly Clones fielding errors led to a disastrous five-run third inning that lifted the Connecticut Tigers over Brooklyn’s boys of summer on Friday — dealing the Mini-Mets their fifth loss in six games. Comment.

Friday, July 13, 2012

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).

Clones top Tigers, ending losing streak

The Ride: Brooklyn’s boys of summer broke out of a four-game slump with a win in Connecticut. Comment.

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