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Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012

Culinary peaks, long waits

Dining: A quaint, current, and affordable miracle of a restaurant in Williamsburg, like all good things, has a long waiting list. Comment.

We’re going to need bigger sharks: Coney aquarium to build massive ‘Ocean Wonders’ exhibit

Shark Week is coming to Brooklyn — and it’s going to last all year long. Comments (5).

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Art walk in Prospect Park puts poetry in motion

Art: Finding art in Brooklyn is as easy as a walk in the park. Comments (4).

Ditmas Park dominates ‘greenest’ block competition

Ditmas Park: The leafy neighborhood got some long overdue recognition from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden when it took home two of the Garden’s six “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” awards. Comment.

These clowns aren’t clowning around

Theater: Who would have thought that actors with red noses were meant for the silver screen? Comment.

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

Dram and drama: Theater troupe turns play into drinking game

Theater: Theater kids have the best parties. Comment.

Playing a Parton

Music: If you want Dolly Parton, a Brooklyn band has got her covered. Comments (1).

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012

Carmine speeds to Atlantic City — loaded with soda and pickles

Sunday Screech: Armed with a bucket of Seven-Up and barrel of his favorite treat, Carmine better get to the Taj quick before an accident happens! Comments (2).

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012

How many partly developed duck eggs can you eat in a minute?

Dining: Make like Cool Hand Luke, only cooler, in this fertilized duck egg eating contest. Comments (2).

Friday, Aug. 10, 2012

Rampant double-parking makes Dean Street a mean street, cyclists say

Mean Streets: Motorists flagrantly break the law by double-parking on Dean Street, say angry cyclists who claim the rampant rule-flaunting puts their lives in peril. Comments (47).

Barclays goes for Olympic gold

They’ve already earned a spot on a Wheaties box, but now a team of Olympians are going to face their toughest judges yet — the crowd at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Arena. Comments (12).

Clones’ bats absent in loss to Lowell

The Ride: Brooklyn’s offense didn’t show up once again. Comments (1).

Bartoonist takes a dive into this Gowanus-centric watering hole

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator likes the cheap beer and cocktails, dislikes the mosquitos. Comments (9).

Major changes on the rails — but only after midnight

Weekend Watch: You know what they say about gift horses, right? We’re thinking the same thing about the rails — we’re greeting the weekend with cautious optimism. Comment.

Music, comedy, and faux political protests hit Park Slope

Music: How do you make America more awesome? Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

In these films, Carroll Gardens is the backdrop — and neighbors are the cast

Cinema: These movies give new meaning to the term “blockbuster.” Comment.

W’burg warehouse collapses at development site

Williamsburg: A South Williamsburg building crumbled to the ground yesterday, leaving behind a giant pile of rubble and a crowd of bewildered onlookers at the corner of Wythe Avenue and S. Ninth Street. Comments (3).

Introducing The Bike Lane Paper

Page 1: We heard you like newspapers, so we put a newspaper on the front page of your newspaper! That’s right readers, The Brooklyn Paper is proud to unveil The Bike Lane Paper — a huge leap forward in the coverage of painted and striped paths for cyclists that appears on the cover of this week’s print edition. With a debut issue boasting three huge stories about bicycle routes across the borough, it’s safe to say that no one covers bike lanes and the people who ride on them like The Bike Lane Paper. So keeps pedalin’, Brooklyn — and check us out on the web at www.bikelanepaper.com. Comment.

Commuters question Q’s top ranking in subway contest

Longtime Q train riders are disputing a transit advocacy group’s decision to name the subway line the king of the rails last week, claiming that the Brighton local is far from perfect. Comment.

Spinners take Clones for a spin

The Ride: The Cyclones didn’t show up at the plate — or on the mound. Comment.

A Fearless sermon on the mount

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie reports from Mount St. Helens, where she and the kids had what amounts to a religious experience Comments (2).

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge too narrow, pols say

Mean Streets: The borough’s most iconic landmark deserves a makeover to appease crowds of speeding cyclists and ambling tourists who frequent it every day, two councilmen say. Comments (50).

This, ladies and gentlemen, is Brooklyn’s scariest bike lane

Mean Streets: Our readers have spoken, and we’re ready to name the single most terrifying bicycle path in the borough. Comments (36).

Residents: Ridge streets are caving in

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge is dangerously close to collapsing in on itself and being swallowed up by the earth, say residents and civic leaders who are demanding that the city repair the broken century-old sewer and water pipes they say have created a number of sinkholes and collapses on neighborhood streets. Comments (14).

Clones win pitching duel

The Ride: An amazing performance from hurler Gabriel Ynoa helped the Clones pick up their fifth consecutive victory. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012

Thieves poach Brooklyn’s ghost bikes for parts

Mean Streets: Looters are stealing the parts from ghost bikes, desecrating the white-painted memorials to cyclists killed on the borough’s streets, according to bicycle activists. Comments (50).

Luna Park caught using fire hydrant to fill water ride

Link: Workers from Coney Island’s Luna Park were caught on camera apparently stealing water from the city, filling up its log flume ride with H2O from a nearby fire hydrant. Comment.

Cops: Couple sought in 99-cent store killing

Link: A young couple with information about the murders of merchants in Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge could blow the lid off the case, according to cops who are trying to locate and question te duo. Comment.

The bat of Nimmo! Top Mets prospect now in the swing of things

Brandon Nimmo has been swinging for the fences — ever since he actually started swinging at pitches. Comment.

A Clones sweep!

The Ride: Brooklyn couldn’t be beaten during a three-game series against the Auburn Doubledays. Comment.

Chicken run! Hen that flew butcher’s coop finds sanctuary in Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park: Ditmas Park became a hen haven for one adventurous chicken that escaped a Kensington butcher’s blade and wandered the streets of Brooklyn until the plucky fowl found a new home on Cortelyou Road, according to the animal lover sheltering the refugee in her backyard. Comments (2).

Monday, Aug. 6, 2012

Another go for housing on the Gowanus

Gowanus: A long-dead plan to bring hundreds of apartments to the banks of the Gowanus Canal is rising from its watery grave. Comments (16).

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.

Stump speech! Angry Carroll Gardens man fights dog poop with message

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Don’t leave a dump on this stump. Comments (10).

Republican leader to Chick-fil-A: Open a restaurant in Brooklyn

Link: The president of the Brooklyn Young Republicans is asking the embattled fast food chain to open an eatery in Bensonhurst or Sheepshead Bay. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012

Clones have good day against Doubledays

The Ride: When Auburn’s bullpen fell apart in the seventh, the pride of Coney Island took advantage. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

Clones give up just two hits in home win

The Ride: Great pitching kept the Connecticut Tigers off the board — and off the bases — in a Brooklyn victory at MCU Park. Comment.

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

Tigers maul Clones

The Ride: The pride of Coney Island fell to Connecticut, and it was ugly. Very, very ugly. Comment.

Massive Bay Ridge sinkhole nearly swallows car

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

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