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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Carmine says he wants his big, sugary drinks

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine enjoys a Cylcones game, but wishes the mayor would lay off his fast food! Comments (23).

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Musician’s trek from Sierra Leone to Williamsburg

Music: A ground-breaking musician who turned the traditional tunes of Sierra Leone into the soundtrack of a conflict has reemerged as a star in Brooklyn — even after an eight-year stint as a fast food employee. Comments (3).

Friday, July 27, 2012

Velodrome backer greased the wheels, committee members allege

Bridge ‘Park’: A Prospect Heights woman exploited her position on an influential Brooklyn Bridge Park advisory committee to land a sweet business deal, claim her former colleagues who are lobbing allegations of cronyism over a $40-million bike track development. Comments (13).

VOTE: Is this the scariest bike lane in Brooklyn?

Mean Streets: Cyclists say cars often double-park on Jay Street, obstructing the bike lane and forcing them into traffic. But is Jay Street really worse than Fifth Avenue, Bedford Avenue, or the Brooklyn Bridge? Let us know by voting for the borough’s most terrifying bike lane. Comments (55).

Muppets invade Propspect Park

Music: Bring your kids, but only if they have good taste in singing puppets. Comment.

Bartoonist shares his thoughts on Vinegar Hill’s newest hangout

Bar Scrawl: Our roving illustrator discovers a charming new wine bar in one of the borough’s quietest neighborhoods. Comments (3).

Who’s who? Aspiring DA Abe George vs. retired judge Abe Gerges

One man wants to be Brooklyn’s next district attorney. The other used to be a Brooklyn supreme court judge. Thankfully, The Brooklyn Paper is here to help you remember which one is which. Comments (1).

Coney’s back on the map this weekend!

Weekend Watch: To you, fair beach-goers and Cyclone aficionados, we can say this: Coney Island-bound service is mostly restored, ending one of the MTA’s cruelest long-running jokes. So get out there, dear readers! Comment.

Clones sully Muckdogs in another road win

The Ride: Brooklyn’s boys of summer continued their strong play when they’re out of town. Comment.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Welcome to Foamstone Brooklyn

Park Slope: It’s not brown and it’s not made of stone, but a foam-covered Park Place abode merges classic brownstone looks with green Park Slope sensibilities, according to its owner and designer. Comments (2).

G train safari explores changing borough

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

Little fish survive swimming with sharks

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom learns that her son (and dog) can (someimes) handle themselves in scary situations. Comment.

Back-to-back blasts clear path for Clones victory

The Ride: Brooklyn’s boys of summer kick off their six-game road trip in style. Comment.

Coney’s landmark is now a ‘disgrace,’ say activists

Link: Coney Island’s faithful are lashing out against the owner of the historic Shore Theater, claiming he has turned a seashore gem into a urine-soaked home for rats and vagrants. Comment.

Sci-fi spoof shows robots enslaving humanity using Facebook

Theater: The evil robots are taking over — one Facebook update at a time. Comments (1).

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fast and furious: Pols outraged at NYPD for not ticketing speeders

Mean Streets: Cops in three Brownstone Brooklyn precincts ticketed just two speeding motorists for the second straight month — a disturbing trend that could cost pedestrians their lives, politicians fear. Comments (36).

Boathouse adrift: G’point’s nautical plan hasn’t set sail yet

Greenpoint: A plan to build a North Brooklyn public boathouse has been floating up Newtown Creek without a paddle for nearly a year and a half — and if it doesn’t reach shore by 2015 it might be sunk entirely, water lovers fear. Comments (2).

London Olympics guide: How to root for Brits in Brooklyn

Dining: We’re all very proud of Michael Phelps and the other Americans heroically competing in sports we don’t normally care about, but it wouldn’t be the Olympics without cheering guiltlessly for some other country’s team. Comments (2).

Gardeners: We’re under siege

Bay Ridge: Vandals have attacked a group of flowering trees at the Narrows Botanic Gardens — the second wave of destruction in the last two weeks to hit the southern tip of a green oasis directly across the street from residents who have clashed with the garden’s leadership. Comments (39).

Clones lose again at home

The Ride: The lowly Aberdeen IronBirds once again toppled the pride of Coney Island as starter Rainy Lara blew a two-run Clones lead and reliever Tim Peterson put the team even deeper in the hole. Comment.

Conflict in Coney

Link: The standoff between Cha Cha’s Coney Island Seafood Bar and Pizzeria and the encampment of homeless people at the Shore Hotel next door has erupted into violence three times in the past week, employees claim. Comment.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stones rolled: Atlantic Terminal bollards ripped out!

Atlantic Yards: The Atlantic Terminal “sarcophagi” have been relegated to the land of the dead. Comments (7).

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).

Downtown evictees: The city is booting us from Brooklyn

Changing Brooklyn: Tenants at one of Downtown’s last rent-stabilized buildings say they aren’t just getting evicted — they’re getting kicked out of Brooklyn. Comments (12).

Aviators hang up their hockey sticks

Head coach Rob Miller says Brooklyn’s boys of winter are no more. Comments (4).

Home field disadvantage! Cyclones struggle in Coney

The Cyclones are having trouble at home. Comment.

Clones offense strikes out against Aberdeen

The Ride: The bottom-feeding Aberdeen IronBirds kept the Cyclones off the scoreboard, knocking Brooklyn down to second place in the division in a shutout at home. Comment.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Shuffleboard scuffle: Neighbors fear Florida-inspired club will bring crowds, noise

Gowanus: A soon-to-open shuffleboard bar will bring the old folks’ game back to Brooklyn — but neighbors of the sprawling Gowanus venue fear the kitschy sport will come hand in hand with loud parties and inebriated revelers. Comments (16).

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).

City shoots down gardeners’ hopes for sound wall

Bay Ridge: The city has spoken, and green-thumbed Ridgites won’t be getting the sound wall they’ve been clamoring for. Comments (12).

Clones squeak by with walk-off, extra-inning win over Yanks

The Ride: Brooklyn topped the hated Staten Island Yankees in a walk-off win in the 12th to split a four-game cross-borough series — and end a five-game home losing streak. Comment.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Yanks stomp Clones, despite Glenn’s dinger

The Ride: Jeffrey Glenn hits a homer, but the rest of the Cyclones’ offense fails to live up to his example during an embarrassing outing at MCU park. Comment.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Yanks spank Clones

The Ride: Hated cross-Narrows rivals the Staten Island Yankees pounded Clones starter Luis Mateo as the pride of Coney Island fell at MCU Park. Comment.

Friday, July 20, 2012

LICH layoffs: Cobble Hill hospital cuts 150 jobs

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital laid off workers on Friday. Comments (15).

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).

Rock on! Brooklyn is getting another climbing gym

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights will boast the city’s first boutique climbing gym, according to a fitness entrepreneur who says bigger isn’t necessarily better. Comments (3).

Clones top Yanks in squeaker

The Ride: The pride of Coney Island bested their hated rivals in a Thursday night nail biter. Comment.

Finding parking on Atlantic Avenue will get a whole lot easier

Mean Streets: Atlantic Avenue will become a parking paradise and that’s easier for pedestrians to cross, say Boerum Hill neighbors and merchants who convinced the city to ease no-standing regulations on the busy roadway after nearly two decades. Comments (21).

Buses galore in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Two new bus routes will ferry commuters around the bustling but transit-starved neighborhood of Williamsburg under a new Metropolitan Transportation Authority plan. Comment.

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