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Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Finally! Bad movie panel will give ‘Gigli’ the respect it deserves

Cinema: The Ben Affleck flop tops an impressive list of Hollywood stinkers we love to hate. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Playing with water

Red Hook: In Brooklyn, an empty pool can be a music venue, a seemingly meaty pulled-pork sandwich can be vegan — and apparently a barge can be a theater. Comment.

Pause! Billyburg cinema won’t open till fall

Williamsburg: Summer’s over and Williamsburg’s only multiplex is still not complete. But developers say popcorn will be popping by the holiday season. Comments (5).

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Arts avengers!

Art: Why play video games on your TV when you can play it on a skyscraper? Comment.

Lettuce, anyone? Forget food desert, a new market turns Myrtle Avenue into an organic oasis!

Forget food desert, a new market is helping turn Myrtle Avenue into an organic oasis! Comments (9).

Nailed it! Salon drama is love letter to borough

Ditmas Park: In “HappyFlowerNail,” a playwright takes on five characters in a nail salon. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Greenwood Park hosts Freaktoberfest

Greenwood Heights: It’s that time of year again — Freaktober! Comments (5).

Under the muck

Toy boats are taking on the most polluted bathtub in the city. Comments (51).

Folk party! Brooklyn celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday in song

Music: Happy 100th birthday, Woody Guthrie. Comment.

Model citizens: Williamsburg Fashion Weekend nixes runway for the stage

Fashion: In a neighborhood known for its sometimes-schizophrenic style sensibilities, a carnival fashion show is just right. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

Carmine is funny, and this week he proves it!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmines promisies to make you laugh or … your money back! (See, that was funny!) Comments (9).

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

VOTE: Where should Apple open its first Brooklyn store?

This is the week when news agencies across the globe scramble to write speculative stories about Apple. Don’t think we’re going to miss out on the fun. Comments (50).

Boss loss emboldens borough Democrats

Politics: Scandal-scarred Assemblyman Vito Lopez is losing his ironclad grip on borough politicians, as leaders who never dared cross the influential Democratic boss are defying his wishes now that he’s stepping down from his party post due to a sexual harassment investigation. Comments (9).

Unicyclists rally for their rights

Mean Streets: Riding a unicycle isn’t all fun and games. Comments (8).

Bartoonist checks out a cocktail and wine bar in Williamsburg

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator tries out the experimental cocktails at the Counting Room. Comments (6).

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Troubled high-schoolers a threat at tot lot, Prospect Heights parents say

Prospect Heights: Toddlers will get an unwelcome education in the school of hard knocks when an “alternative learning center” for suspended high school students opens next door to a Prospect Heights tot lot, parents of young children fear. Comments (13).

Meat and greet! New eatery Pork Slope goes whole hog

Dining: There are other eateries like it, but this one may have you calling it your own. Comment.

Promenade bike backlash: Neighbors angry over rule-breaking cyclists

Mean Streets: Too many cyclists ride on the pedestrian-packed Promenade, ignoring signs and putting park-goers in danger, some regulars at the famous Brooklyn Heights vista say. Comments (24).

Kickoff

Page 1: And we’re back! It might seem like a long off-season, but after seven days off the field, The Brooklyn Paper is hitting the presses again. And we’re doing it harder than ever! In the time off, we’ve trained extensively, worked out to the point of exhaustion, and studied our game plan until we had it locked down with exactitude. Are you ready for some community journalism? Because we certainly are — and we always keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Bensonhurst residents: 18th Ave. Feast defined by fights, intoxication, urination

Link: Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the story on the recently resurrected Santa Rosalia Festival, which some residents claim left 18th Avenue in shambles. Comment.

Learning to love yourself is the greatest gift of all

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie learns that Whitney Houston was right. Comment.

The Clones are going to the playoffs!

The Ride: So what they got creamed in the last game of the season — Brooklyn’s boys of summer have clinched the wild card spot. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Councilman Fidler: Vito Lopez helped me get a new lease on life

Link: While other Democrats across the state are calling for embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez to step down in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, Councilman Lew Fidler is warning his colleagues not to judge a book by its cover. Comment.

Hero bus driver could lose Coney Island home, friends say

An off-duty bus driver who injured his arm saving a young Coney Island girl from a three-story fall says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority nearly derailed his health insurance, leaving him scrambling to provide for his family on measly disability payments. Comments (12).

Worker slashed outside popular Park Slope diner Dizzy’s

Park Slope: A knife-wielding criminal stabbed a beloved Dizzy’s Diner employee outside the popular Park Slope restaurant — and co-workers now need help raising cash to pay for his hospital bills. Comments (7).

Futons on Fulton! Raymour & Flanigan to set up shop Downtown

Changing Brooklyn: Furniture retailer Raymour & Flanigan will open a store in the Fulton Mall — continuing the suburban mall-ification of the busy shopping corridor. Comment.

Season on the brink: Clobbered Clones cling to half-game lead

The Ride: The Lowell Spinners destroyed the Clones in the second to last game of the regular season, leaving Brooklyn’s boys of summer clinging to their playoff hopes by the thinnest of margins. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

Grocery list! Walgreens opponents release list of demands

Windsor Terrace: Windsor Terrace residents have released a list of demands for a Walgreens that’s set to replace the neighborhood’s only supermarket — and they say they’ll boycott the drugstore if it doesn’t meet their requirements. Comments (24).

City: We’re not to blame for Ridge’s sinkhole problem

Bay Ridge: Homeowners are responsible for repairing the sinkholes forming throughout Bay Ridge since most of them are caused by pipes that connect private homes to city sewer lines, officials say. Comments (5).

Shuffle kerfuffle! Club owners scale back plans after neighbors protest

Nightlife: The owners of a proposed shuffleboard club in Gowanus are changing their game plan and reducing capacity after neighbors claimed the sprawling play space would flood the community with drunken revelers. Comments (3).

Mugged at gunpoint for an iPhone

Carroll Gardens: Plus all the other crime from the 76 Precinct, which monitors Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, and Cobble Hill. Comments (1).

One more win and the Clones are in the playoffs!

The Ride: Scrappy offense and a great outing by hurler Luis Cessa let Brooklyn’s boys of summer take the first of three games against the Lowell Spinners in MCU Park — putting the Clones one game ahead in the wild card race with two left to play. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

Playoff hopes in jeopardy after loss to hated Staten Island Yankees

The Ride: A solo homer let the loathed Staten Island Yankees squeak past Brooklyn’s boys of summer in a shutout loss in Coney Island — jeopardizing the Cyclones’ chances for a playoff spot. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Brooklyn clings to wild card lead by beating hated Staten Island Yankees

The Ride: A strong showing by Cyclones starter Julian Hilario and a save by closer John Mincone — along with a little help from the Mini-Mets offense — propelled the team past the loathed Staten Island Yankees in a key, late-season win. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Clones crush hated Staten Island Yankees

The Ride: Big bats pushed the Clones past the hated Staten Island Yankees — letting Brooklyn’s boys of summer maintain their narrow lead in the wild card race. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

District Attorney: I won’t prosecute Vito Lopez, but someone should

Politics: District Attorney Charles Hynes wants the state to assign a special prosecutor to investigate sexual harassment claims against Assemblyman Vito Lopez — because the soon-to-step-down Democratic party boss helped him get elected. Comments (8).

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).

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