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Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Support the troops — with burlesque!

Event: Hey, burlesque beats Bob Hope any day. Comment.

Gowanus techies want to put a 3D printer in your apartment

Gowanus: Meet Brooklyn’s Steve Jobs. Comments (3).

Ghouls come to Gowanus gallery

Gowanus: Some grown-ups will find any excuse to get dressed up in a fun costume — they’ll even go to an art gallery. Comments (1).

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

Tonight: Everybody chicha!

Music: Partying on Monday night sounds as inconceivable as shimmying to Wagner — but a six-piece “chicha” band is doing both in Park Slope. Comments (1).

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s Carmine Time!

Sunday Screech: This week’s, it’s a cornucopia of Carmine! Comments (4).

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

Meet metal’s new Priestesses

Event: A different kind of siren is going to stop motorcyclists in Williamsburg on Saturday. Comments (1).

It’s open! Ceremonial ribbon-cutting marks Barclays Center debut

Atlantic Yards: Developers and city officials marked the opening of the Barclays Center arena with a symbolic ribbon cutting on Friday, touting it as a “big win” for Brooklyn — but mask-clad protesters slammed those same big wigs for failing to provide enough jobs to residents in the borough. Comments (72).

Planned G’point building will overcrowd G train, schools, critics say

Changing Brooklyn: A Greenpoint businessman wants to turn his pool hall into an eight-story apartment building — but neighbors say the still-sleepy area can’t accommodate the hundreds of new residents a development that size will attract. Comments (12).

Our roving Bartoonist finds bar with cheap beer — and free pizza!

Bar Scrawl: Bill Roundy tips you off to one of his Greenpoint standbys. Comments (1).

Steph starts with the man in the mirror

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie thinks about the plight of other kids from Brooklyn Comments (1).

Very few trains will be running properly this weekend

Weekend Watch: Now that riding the subway — and waiting for trains at a subway station — is actually bearable again, the MTA has decided to find another reason for you not to ride the rails this weekend. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Brooklyn’s new Democratic boss is Frank Seddio

Politics: The new boss of the Brooklyn Democratic party is Frank Seddio — a member of the old guard Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club and a longtime ally of scandal-scarred Assemblyman and former party leader Vito Lopez. Comments (8).

Three-pointer! Triangle Sports building sold

Changing Brooklyn: It’s all about the Benjamins in the high-priced sale of the Triangle Sports building. Comments (3).

But wait, there’s more

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Can you dig it? New ‘Warriors’ film finally gets to Coney Island

Cinema: A second Warriors movie has made the arduous journey to Coney Island. Comments (20).

Zen and the art of hair maintenance: New yoga class for women with curls

Health: A hyper-specific new yoga class is helping Brooklyn women with unique hair textures curl their locks while straightening their spines. Comments (5).

Captain’s log: In which our Captain combats a cable-installation time-vortex

Captain’s Log: In this first episode, our courageous Captain, Sir Patrick Stewart, battles the Time Warner Cable empire using his powerful Twitter account. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

Slope: MTA’s trash can plan is making neighborhood filthy

Brooklyn Is Angry: The MTA’s decision to remove trash cans from a busy Park Slope subway station has turned the street above into a makeshift dumpster, neighbors and business owners say. Comments (9).

Brooklyn artist reinvents Wonder Woman

Books: Wonder Woman was born on Paradise Island, but her life as a comic book heroine has been hell. Comment.

Ridge beer garden owner prepared for neighborhood’s ‘hipster invasion’

Bay Ridge: The hipsters are coming, the hipsters are coming! Comments (67).

Website helps struggling writers get the words out

Books: Rivals are often the toughest critics — but Brooklyn’s unpublished and unappreciated scribes are putting their differences aside and joining forces in hopes of attracting the one thing that all writers crave: readers. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

Meals vs. wheels: Food carts block bike lanes, cyclists say

Mean Streets: Inconsiderate food vendors who use Downtown bike lanes to haul their carts are recipe for disaster, concerned cyclists say. Comments (42).

Ridge Runners race to honor fallen hero

Bay Ridge: Athletes took the streets of Bay Ridge to honor fallen police officer and Xaverian High School grad Chris Hoban. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Street co-naming pits Gowanus legend against thieving politician

Gowanus: Gowanus residents would love to co-name a street after beloved war vet Thomas D’Alessio — they just don’t want you to Google his name. Comments (1).

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.

Bay Ridge Towers: We need more parking spaces

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge Towers residents are blasting a city proposal to remove eight public parking spots from Fourth Avenue at 65th Street, claiming that they use the spaces when their 300-car lot is filled to capacity. Comments (23).

Acclaimed Di Fara Pizza up for rent — for $30 a head

Link: Di Fara Pizza has a solution for foodies and slice lovers who don’t want to wait in the legendary eatery’s long lines: rent the place out for a private party. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

BREAKING: Walmart won’t open on Belt Parkway

Development: The retail giant said it was backing out of plans to open a store in Brooklyn. Comments (14).

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