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Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

Philosophical burlesque show indulges the mind in Coney Island

Theater: Striptease meets Socrates in this burlesque blowout. Comment.

Johan Santana leads Clones to victory

The Ride: The Mets ace paved the way in a blowout win for Brooklyn’s boys of summer. Comment.

Independent radio show broadcasts from Ditmas Park wine bar

Ditmas Park: Once a month, Dan Bodah’s WMFU show broadcasts remotely from the Castello Plan. Comments (3).

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012

Look, Carmine’s not throwing out his Kodak Disc camera

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine gives dozens of reasons why he can’t throw out his momentos — and yes, that includes old batteries. Comments (5).

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

Run away and join the circus at this Fort Greene party

Fort Greene: It would be a pity to let those juggling skills get rusty. Comments (12).

Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

Armed robbery in Prospect Park

Meadows of Shame: A gun-wielding thief and an accomplice beat up a man then snatched his iPhone in Prospect Park on July 31, according to police. Comments (11).

Massive Bay Ridge sinkhole nearly swallows car

Link: Once again, residents of Bay Ridge are getting that sinking feeling. Comment.

Brooklyn Heights gets a pizza the action

It’s pizza for uno! Comments (1).

Bartoonist reviews boro’s newest waterfront drinking spot

Bar Scrawl: Our roving illustrator tests the waters at the Brooklyn Beach Shack in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (1).

Ballet tribute to Patrick Swayze

Dance: A friend of the late actor Patrick Swayze is bringing the star’s passion for dance to the Prospect Park band shell. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Cyclist’s makeshift bike lane barricade stops cops cars from blocking path

Mean Streets: A vigilante cyclist jury-rigged a street barrier to keep cop cars from double-parking on a Prospect Heights bike lane. Comments (102).

This art is a steal!

Art: If it’s free, is it art? A new gallery show questions the financial value of art by challenging visitors to decide if they would like some lemonade. Comments (19).

Windsor wages Walgreens war

Windsor Terrace: Windsor Terrace residents have a less-than welcoming message for their neighborhood’s newest business: feed us or leave! Comments (6).

A new summit in community journalism

Page 1: A small expedition forged a bold new route to reach to a previously unattainable peak in hyperlocal news coverage. Relying on only the most rudimentary equipment and their well-trained wits, the community news explorers from The Brooklyn Paper team navigated around numerous stories and chipped away at their scoops until they found the truth — and claimed the summit. And on their way to the top, no matter the conditions, they always kept hustin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

Clones squeeze past Tigers thanks to fielding error

The Ride: Brooklyn’s boys of summer bested their rivals from Connecticut thanks to a botched play in the fifth. Comment.

I hate myself because my daughter’s away at camp … and I love it

The Dad: This week, The Dad laments the fact that he doesn’t miss his daughter enough! Comments (1).

Haitian fusion band blends Vodou rock, reggae, hip-hop, and jazz

Music: These tunes will cast a spell on you. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

Restler’s match: District leader faces challenge from CB1 chairman

Williamsburg: A high-stakes political chess game between an old-time Democratic party boss and an upstart youngster is heating up in North Brooklyn, and a little-known, unpaid position hangs in the balance. Comments (18).

Checkin’ in with state senate candidate Mindy Meyers

Link: Find out what the Flatbush resident and Albany upstart thinks about hydrofracking, her rival’s success in the district, and her favorite movie (no, it’s not “Legally Blonde”). Comment.

Lazy man’s Heisman: Gowanus sculptor molds fantasy sports trophies

Shopping: The world’s most talented armchair quarterbacks are thanking a Gowanus sculptor for creating a real-life reward for fantasy sports. Comment.

These Gentlemen are not quiet

Williamsburg: The members of this heavy metal crew don’t want to be misunderstood. Comment.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Buga-boo! Another ghost stroller baffles Park Slopers

Park Slope: A second mysterious “ghost stroller” is haunting Park Slope — and this time it has a Jamaican accent. Comments (4).

Get lit-faced! New Bushwick bookstore plans to serve beer, wine, coffee

Books: If they won’t come for the books, they might come for the coffee. And if they don’t come for the coffee, they’ll definitely come for the booze. Comments (11).

City: Ridge raccoon house to be demolished

Bay Ridge: The city said it will tear down a delapidated 79th Street home its neighbors have nicknamed the raccoon house because it has become an unwelcome shelter for squatters and a menagerie of unwanted critters. Comments (5).

Coney mayor: Chain restaurants should come, furniture stores should go

The unofficial Mayor of Coney Island had a few more thrills up his sleeve for the People’s Playground during his annual State of Coney Island address. Here’s a rundown. Comments (4).

She minds the gap: Activist says there’s too much space between trains and platforms

Link: Straphanger Michele Kaplan often gets stuck on the train, but unlike many commuters, it’s not delays or track work that slow her down — it’s the space between the subway car and the platform. Comment.

Nimmo found: Top Mini-Mets prospect leads Clones to victory

The Ride: Brandon Nimmo’s skills at the plate helped give Brooklyn the edge for the second straight game. Comment.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Neighbors: Beer garden is turning Greenwood Heights into giant urinal

Brooklyn Is Angry: Boorish booze hounds are peeing on property, having sex in cars, and tossing used condoms onto Greenwood Heights sidewalks, say the grossed-out neighbors of a massive new beer garden. Comments (51).

Zigun to city: Use eminent domain to take ‘disgraceful’ Shore Theater from its owner

The city should use its power of eminent domain to seize the Shore Theater from its disgraceful owner — who has sat on the property for nearly two decades without doing anything to it — and turn it into the palace it once was, the unofficial mayor of Coney Island decreed on Thursday. Comments (8).

He’s Captain Nimmo! Clones star leads Brooklyn to victory

The Ride: Brandon Nimmo’s batting helped Brooklyn sink the Scrappers. Comment.

98-year-old Brooklyn Heights man runs for president of nation’s largest labor group

Checkin’ in with: The Brooklyn Paper’s Danielle Furfaro checks in with Harry Kelber and talks about his campaign for president of the AFL-CIO, his life, his views on labor, and the era when a pony ride cost about the same as a haircut. Comments (3).

It’s over before it begins! Malignaggi won’t fight Kosher Kid at Barclays, promoters say

Link: Boxing promoters have given the title match of “Brooklyn Pride” night at the new arena to two pugilists with no connection to the borough. Comment.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Boyd error sets stage for Scrapper’s winning two-run homer

The Ride: The Clones started strong, but lost their momentum during the grueling back-and-forth bout in the Buckeye State. Comment.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Clones bats absent in loss

The Ride: The pride of Coney Island couldn’t get it done in the batter’s box. Comment.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Protestors: Golden doesn’t know what women want

Bay Ridge: Protestors rallied in front of Golden’s office on Tuesday to blast the legislator’s ‘walk like a model’ seminar, even though the class was cancelled weeks ago. Comments (11).

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).

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