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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012

Long-term parking: Kimchi Taco food truck gets permanent address

Dining: Everything you thought you knew about kimchi is about to change. Comments (1).

Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

Chilled salsa: Low-key Latin dance party great for movers and groovers

Ditmas Park: At this salsa party, you can dance if you want to — or you can just sip a drink and enjoy the tunes from the bar. Comment.

Books uncovered: Burlesque dancers take on classic stories, take off clothes

Nightlife: From the Bible to the Torah, from Dr. Seuss to the Brothers Grimm, if you can print it, they can strip to it. Comments (1).

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

Why won’t anybody pay attention to me?

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine rallies against a waste transfer station in Gravesend — and the fact that people are too busy to notice him on the street. Comments (8).

Friday, Aug. 17, 2012

Bark back! ‘Stolen’ dog safe at home in Bushwick

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Call off the dogs! Comments (13).

Brooklyn arm-wrestling couple’s love is still strong — really strong!

Brooklyn’s favorite power couple is back — and they’re getting pumped for a show of arms on Aug. 26. Comments (4).

Flatbush Avenue ‘dollar vans’ want in on taxi plan

Link: The drivers of the ‘dollar vans’ that ferry commuters along Flatbush Avenue want the city to allow them to pick up passengers who hail them on the street — something they already do, but without permission from officials. Comment.

Clones defeated again

The Ride: Cyclones reliever Matthew Koch squandered a hard-fought one-run lead after a tight five-inning pitching duel, letting the Tri-City ValleyCats defeat Brooklyn’s boys of summer for the second game in a row. Comment.

Bartoonist checks out Williamsburg’s newest beer bar

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on a new pub with a hammerhead shark. Yes, this bar has a hammerhead shark. Comments (1).

Subway shakeup! Eight train lines to change this weekend

Weekend Watch: It’s going to be a challenging weekend on the rails. Comment.

He’s on a mission from god

Books: A Mill Basin author’s superhero has to save the earth — by order of the creator. Comments (2).

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

Windsor Terrace man gets trapped in hardware store

Windsor Terrace: A Windsor Terrace man found himself under lock and beside key-cutting machine when a hardware store employee closed up shop for a prayer break, trapping the unlucky customer inside. Comments (7).

Flooding makes Gowanus look like Atlantis

Gowanus: A powerful storm ripped through Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon — making the blocks surrounding the Gowanus Canal look more like the canals of Venice. Comments (12).

A new classic

Page 1: Remember newspapers back in the day? The great stories, the gray-scale photos, the narrow columns packed with multi-deck sub-heds, and the low cost? Now imagine all of that history and heritage, modernized for our current times. Behold The Brooklyn Paper — published free in print and online for your convenience and enjoyment. Thanks for reading, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Dog gone shame: Pet owner says thief stole pooch outside Bushwick bodega

Bushwick: A heartless thug stole a pit bull left outside a Bushwick bodega, according to the pup’s owner, who has been leading a frantic dog-hunt across the borough since Monday night. Comments (6).

Brooklyn Museum displays works by boro’s disabled artists

Art: The Brooklyn Museum is lending its walls to disabled artists – giving visitors a unique perspective on the struggles and achievements of an under-appreciated group of artists. Comment.

ValleyCats scratch Clones

The Ride: The NY–Penn League-leading Tri-City ValleyCats shredded the Cyclones pitching staff and snuffed out a seventh inning rally to take the season’s first match up between the squads. Comment.

Aphrodite’s jones: Performance art goddess brings love to Coney

Event: Aphrodite wants to ask you about love. Comment.

Am I responsible if my kid murders someone?

The Dad: This week, The Dad tries to figure out how he would feel if his child commits murder. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012

Brooklyn gets its own batch of superheroes

Books: And yes, one of them is named the Hypst’r. Comment.

Ridge residents: Xaverian High School is taking our parking spots

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge residents are lashing out against Xaverian High School for taking away several precious parking spots near 71st Street and Shore Road to put in a loading zone for school buses, but the Catholic high school’s president said the street changes came from a higher power — the city of New York. Comments (51).

Neighbors: Derelict 83rd Street home has got to go

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge residents living next to a derelict 83rd Street property are demanding the city help them end a five-year invasion of vermin and ne’er-do-well teens — and to prevent what they fear could become another Ovington Avenue-style collapse. Comments (6).

Cops: Sex scammers bind and rob men visiting Williamsburg escort

Williamsburg: A group of bad guys bound and robbed at least four men who scheduled a liaison with an escort in Williamsburg, police say. Comments (8).

India and Pakistan come together — to party

Downtown: The song “Why can’t we be friends?” isn’t on the play list, but the tune might as be the mantra behind a joint birthday party celebrating Pakistan and India — bordering nations with concurrent independence days and decades of strained relations. Comments (5).

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Crypt sweepers! French folks come to Brooklyn to clean wine merchant’s grave

Greenwood Heights: Talk about French cleaners! Comment.

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.

Cologne-influenced German beer hall opens in Slope

Nightlife: And no, it’s not related to the Cologne-influenced German beer hall in Fort Greene. Comments (4).

Two Clones relievers haven’t given up a run — all season!

Two Cyclones relievers are hurling their way toward history after reaching the NY-Penn League all star break without giving up a single run. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012

Kickstarter is leaving Manhattan for Greenpoint

Awesome: The internet fund-raising darling Kickstarter will leave Manhattan for new offices in an old pencil factory in Greenpoint — marking the biggest coup for North Brooklyn’s burgeoning tech community so far. Comments (8).

Dram and drama: Theater troupe turns play into drinking game

Theater: Theater kids have the best parties. Comment.

Residents: Third Avenue sinkhole really stinks!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridgites who live near the sinkhole at the corner of Third Avenue and 92nd Street claim they are constantly gagging on dust and noxious sewer gas. Comments (5).

Flea off the market! Home of W’burg bazaar sold for $18 million

Changing Brooklyn: A Williamsburg plot of land went from flea market location to real estate market darling when a developer scooped it up for a whopping $18 million. Comments (5).

Clones sweep Lake Monsters

The Ride: The Cyclones are one game away from the division lead after battering the hapless Vermont Lake Monsters in a three-game home sweep. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012

Clones victorious over Vermont

The Ride: Brooklyn star Brandon Nimmo is back — and so is his bat. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012

Nearly perfect win for Clones

The Ride: Hansel Robles almost pitched a perfect game — and a trio of Vermont pitchers nearly combined for a no-hitter in what will be remembered as one of the greatest pitching duels ever to take place in short-season single A baseball. Comments (1).

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).