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Monday, Jan. 30, 2012

Slope artist explores her demons — by sculpting demons

DUMBO: This art is devilishly good. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

Carmine takes on blood-sucking bugs

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher teaches you life’s lessons about bedbugs, even though they’ve never set foot in his house! Comments (1).

‘Grease’ sing-along? We’ll tell you more!

Event: A “Grease” sing-along at the Bell House on Feb. 16 celebrates the Pink Lady and T-Bird in us all. Comment.

Your weekend reads — from three Brooklyn booksellers

Books: Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012

Why is there no good Chinese food in Brownstone Brooklyn?

The Year of the Dragon is supposed to be a fruitful and auspicious year, according to the Chinese Zodiac — and plenty of brownstone Brooklyn foodies are hoping some of that luck goes toward improving their neighborhoods’ dismal Chinese food offerings. Comments (22).

Jim Jarmusch adds a rock edge to smooth lute tunes

Music: The famed director will join Greenpoint-based avante garde lute player Jozepf van Wissem at Issue Project Room on Feb. 3 to celebrate the duo’s first album, “Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity.” Comments (1).

Greenpoint’s newest beer shop

Bar Scrawl: It’s beer o’clock at Greenpoint’s newest bar and growler shop. Comments (3).

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

It’s Cannes for kids!

In Brooklyn, even children are into experimental films. Comment.

Bay Ridge is Brooklyn’s bachelor pad

Bay Ridge: If you’re looking for a man, Bay Ridge is a buyer’s market. Comments (18).

This ‘Top Chef’ is the real thing

Dining: We were already fans of Bravo’s “Top Chef Season 4” and “All-Stars” contestant Dale Talde going in — a fact we tried hard not to convey when interviewing him about Talde, his new Asian-fusion eatery on Seventh Avenue and 11th Street in Park Slope. Comments (1).

The old switcheroo: Retro-style vending machine trades trash for treasure

Prospect Heights: There’s take penny, leave a penny — and now there’s take an Aladdin DVD, leave some Band-Aids. Comments (11).

Park Slope’s on fire

Foodie-in-Chief: Get this week’s hot, juicy food gossip! Comment.

City’s new goose buster to start ‘managing’ waterfowl

Meadows of Shame: A shadowy bird expert poached from the same federal agency that slaughtered hundreds of geese in Prospect Park is scheduled to start a new job with the city next month. Comments (31).

It’ll be hell on the rails this weekend!

Weekend Watch: The MTA will be working on almost every line in the borough this weekend. Enjoy! Comment.

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Wood chucked — into lake! City turns Prospect Park waterway into lumber dumpster

Meadows of Shame: The city axed more than half a dozen tree houses in Prospect Park in an attempt to save a delicate lakeside ecosystem — but then tossed the lumber into the water, creating a whole new environmental no-no, environmentalists allege. Comments (35).

Southpaw to close; tutoring center will move in

Park Slope: For Park Slopers, it’s the day the music died. Comments (62).

A sign of the times: Coffee the Train Man helps commuters catch the subway

Ditmas Park: For a free cup of Joe, Coffee will make sure you get to work on time. Comments (11).

B61 buses will come more often — but not often enough for Red Hookers

The MTA will add more rush-hour buses to the flaky B61 route — and Red Hook straphangers say don’t stop there. Comments (4).

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

‘Whole’ food fight! Dissent sprouts against grocery’s Gowanus plans

Artists and business owners say the proposed Whole Foods at the corner of Third Avenue and Third Street would disrupt the delicate balance of manufacturing and creative enterprise that makes the neighborhood so special. Comments (46).

Slow down, Kent! Three new stoplights headed for W’burg waterfront

Mean Streets: Three new traffic lights will tame Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, slowing motorists and cyclists while protecting pedestrians who are beginning flock to the neighborhood’s burgeoning waterfront, city officials say. Comments (15).

Fight the tower: Co-op dwellers say ‘Skyscraper’ district will make costs soar

A new Downtown historic district is sailing toward approval despite outcry from residents, businesses and powerful landlords who claim it will hurt commerce and make things more expensive. Comments (3).

Beep, beep! Markowitz’s official SUV attacked!

Bay Ridge: A marauding vandal targeted the beep’s wheels — and nine others belonging to government officials. Comments (11).

The ‘Importance’ of love!

Theater: In a musical rendition of “A Man of No Importance,” The Gallery Players explore themes of love, acceptance and equality. Comment.

Market watch: Greenpoint residents want farmers market in McGolrick Park

Veggie-loving North Brooklynites are trying to put the green in Greenpoint. Comments (5).

Banter and brains! NPR trivia show invades the Bell House

Event: NPR’s newest game show combines the airs of geeky troubadour Jonathan Coulton and storytelling of comedian Ophira Eisenberg. Be part of the live tapings at the Bell House through April 23. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

Slower Slope speed limit would make Greenwood Heights a race track, locals say

Mean Streets: Park Slope residents who want the speed limit reduced think “twenty is plenty” — but Greenwood Heights neighbors say not so fast. Comments (50).

City’s solution to raw sewage problem: Dam it!

Cleaning Our Waterways: The city hopes inflatable dams will keep millions of gallons of raw sewage from pouring into Brooklyn’s waterways, offering a potential remedy to an environmental woe that raises a stink everywhere from the Newtown Creek to the Gowanus Canal. Comments (2).

Dead cyclist’s family says trucker should be charged

Mean Streets: The parents of a cyclist killed by a trucker driver in Williamsburg say newly obtained survaillenace videos and police documents prove the man behind the wheel should be held responsible. Comments (14).

History buffs celebrate Brooklyn-built warship’s 150th anniversary

Greenpoint: Many people celebrate parades with floats, but history-loving North Brooklynites prefer to celebrate things that float with parades. Comments (7).

General Greene fights back! Restaurant owner recovers stolen espresso machine

Thieves snatched a fancy espresso maker from the General Greene last week under the cover of darkness, but the owner of the high-end Fort Greene eatery hunted it down himself the next day. Comments (5).

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Neighbors fight to protect Brooklyn Heights Cinema

Brooklyn Heights: Preservationists are rallying to save the Brooklyn Heights Cinema from the wrecking ball, claiming the squat Henry Street building contributes to the neighborhood no matter its use. Comments (13).

More to remember: Coney museum grows

A grassroots group is expanding its operations to accomodate more artificats and oral testimonies. Comments (1).

Fear in North Brooklyn as rapes triple

Carroll Gardens: The number of rapes reported to police in Williamsburg and Greenpoint skyrocketed last year — and North Brooklyn residents fear recent attacks against women are a sign the terrifying trend is continuing into 2012. Comments (24).

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

Go Giants! And let’s keep it clean

The Dad: This week, our parenting columnist ponders sports as a vehicle for both the best and the worst in us all. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

W’burg Bank of America branch now a historic landmark

Williamsburg: There are bank notes and there are banks of note. Comment.

Trashy Brooklyn Heights yard has neighbors fuming

Brooklyn Heights: The filthiest backyard in Brooklyn Heights has gotten so bad that at least one neighbor has started cleaning it himself. Comments (17).

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