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Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

Time for a walk! Dogs will stroll around Prospect Park to raise money

Fuzzy Brooklyn: We all know cats rule the internet — but dogs apparently dominate the world of fund-raising. Comments (1).

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012

Space cadet hails from Fort Greene, but he speaks of Mars

Event: He went from planet Brooklyn to planet Mars, and back again. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

If Carmine didn’t exaggerate, he wouldn’t be Carmine

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher tries to figure out how to get the attention of his grandkids. Or does he? Comments (8).

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012

Imagine Guns N’ Roses — in fishnets

Music: It’s exactly like Guns N’ Roses — except with panty-hose. Comments (3).

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012

Save the Slave! Arts group wants to revive famous Bed-Stuy theater

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Theater advocates are on a mission to turn a crumbling but historic Bedford-Stuyvesant building into a thriving performance space — but they say there won’t be an opening night unless drama fans open their wallets. Comments (6).

Green-Wood Cemetery vandalized!

Greenwood Heights: Vandals tore through Green-Wood Cemetery with a twisted vengeance on Monday night, causing more than $100,000 worth of damage as they toppled and shattered 150-year-old tombstones and statues, employees said. Comment.

Beloved DUMBO bookstore to open in Park Slope

Park Slope: A new Park Slope bookstore will reverse a book shop exodus that has left the borough’s most famous community of writers and readers with just two places to buy tomes. Comment.

Do or Dine chef wins TV show, our hearts, and our stomachs

Dining: A young Bedford-Stuyvesant chef has staked his reputation on something as boring as a Caesar salad — and it worked. Comments (2).

Bartoonist checks out new Greenwood Heights beer garden

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on a giant new beer garden with a three-lane bocce court, some strollers, and lots of bros. Comments (9).

Way off Broadway! Manhattan theater troupe hits Bay Ridge

Theater: Why go off-Broadway when you can go off-Ridge Boulevard? Comments (4).

Crushing extra-innings loss for Clones at home

The Ride: The Tri-City ValleyCats squeaked past the Cyclones in an intense extra-innings bout that capped off a three-game home stand against the league-leading team. Comment.

Think you know how to get around town by subway? Think again

Weekend Watch: Eight train lines are going to be rerouted this weekend, so plan ahead before stepping through that turnstile! Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

Markowitz: Senior citizens should retire in Downtown

Downtown: Forget Florida — Downtown has a future as Brooklyn’s retirement community, according to Borough President Markowitz. Comments (8).

Ex-teacher to replace controversial Red Hook strip club with burlesque venue

Red Hook: A public school administrator and her husband will open a “burlesque cabaret” in a troubled Red Hook venue that’s home to a controversial strip club. Comments (2).

A full-mind workout

Page 1: Too many news consumers practice an inbalanced journalistic regimen — taking in one-sided stories from one-trick tabloids that tone just one part of their mental muscles while leaving glaring inadequacies elsewhere. Few realize how problematic this weakness can be. Instead of working out on the same redundant news stories over and over again, we advise a well-rounded news consumption plan, starting and ending with The Brooklyn Paper. With everything from features, sports, and photos to hard news, cops coverage, and illustrated bar reviews, this paper’s got it all — and it always keeps hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

I’m disheveled … and proud of it

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie lets go of her worries that she is not as organized as she was when she worked full time. Comment.

Clones maul ‘Cats

The Ride: The scrappy Brooklyn offense — combined with three crucial errors and a wild pitch — lifted the Clones over the Tri-City ValleyCats in the second night of a three-game series in Coney Island. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Dueling beach buses compete for Williamsburg-to-Rockaway passengers

Williamsburg: Two transit entrepreneurs are battling for Brooklyn’s newest trade route: the increasingly popular passage between Williamsburg and the Rockaways. Comments (48).

Sammy gets a Vendy! Controversial gyro seller is a halal hero, cart advocates say

Bay Ridge: The Middle Eastern Halal Cart manager who fought to stay on Fifth Avenue will receive a “Most Heroic Vendor” award from the Street Vendor Project this September. Comments (40).

Bloomberg: Casinos in Coney Island are a bad bet

Mayor Bloomberg says he’s against opening up gambling halls in Coney Island — a position that is putting him in direct conflict with Borough President Markowitz. Comments (11).

New open space to open in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: Greenpoint will do a better job living up to its name when a long-awaited park opens at the foot of Kent Street this weekend — marking the first new green space in North Brooklyn since the city promised to build broad expanses of parkland in exchange for permitting luxury housing along the waterfront seven years ago. Comment.

Bad pitching and poor hitting lead to loss for Cyclones

The Ride: Brooklyn’s bats fell silent after the third inning while Coney ace Rainy Lara squandered a two-run Cyclones lead as the team dropped the first of three games in the People’s Playground to the NY–Penn League-leading Tri-City ValleyCats. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012

Indie cars! Auto racing company moves to Williamsburg

Awesome: He’s got a fast car — and he’s moving his workshop to a borough better known for gridlock and indie rock than checkered flags and IndyCar. Comments (4).

Coney weirdos stage benefit super-show for fallen freak

Freaks gotta stick together — and in Coney Island, that’s just what they’re doing. Comment.

Prospect Heights inventor designs shiny, light-up bike helmet for cycling safety

Mean Streets: Shine on you crazy cyclists. Comments (8).

Clones swing for the fences in big win over Lake Monsters

The Ride: The Clones wrapped up a six-day road trip with a bang by topping the Vermont Lake Monsters in the rubber match of a three-game series. Comment.

Neighbors: City is letting department store get away with arborcide

Link: A Church Avenue department store systematically killed all of the greenery around its storefront, then poured cement into tree pits to keep plants away forever, claim angry neighbors who are outraged that the store isn’t facing a fine from the city. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

Bergen Street’s make-shift bike lane barrier is no more

Mean Streets: Prospect Heights’ do-it-yourself bicycle route has ceased to be. Comments (27).

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.

Hooters on the menu in Coney Island?

Link: Two national restaurant chains will be opening in Coney Island next year, and a real estate insider hinted that one could be a Hooters. Comment.

Lawsuit: Police raided the wrong Greenpoint bar

Greenpoint: Cops conducted a Prohibition-style raid on a Greenpoint watering hole — but they burst through the wrong door and forced a law-abiding business to go bottom up, according to an angry nightlife entrepreneur. Comments (4).

Powerful Plawecki goes deep twice against Lake Monsters

The Ride: Solo blasts by catcher Kevin Plawecki powered Brooklyn past the Vermont Lake Monsters for a shutout victory in Burlington. Comment.

Republicans set their sights on Coney Island

Link: Southern Brooklyn’s GOP wave has crashed down on Coney Island’s sandy shore — where two Republicans are hoping to take on Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny in the fall. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

Late season loss puts Clones three games out of first

The Ride: The Vermont Lake Monsters shut down Brooklyn’s batters and shattered star reliever Paul Sewald’s flawless 0.00 ERA — leaving the team struggling for traction in the season draws to a close. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012

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).

FBI: Congressional fund-raiser for Rep. Grimm arrested

Link: The FBI says it has arrested Ofer Biton, an aide to a popular Manhattan rabbi who some claim collected illegal campaign contributions for Rep. Michael Grimm in 2010. The New York Times has the story. Comment.

Clones go batty against ValleyCats in huge win

The Ride: The pride of Coney Island prevented a Tri-City ValleyCats sweep with an offensive outburst in which every Cyclone batter crossed the plate at least once. Comment.

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