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Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

New play brings Navy Yard ghosts to life

A new immersive play brings the Navy Yard and its ghosts to life. Comment.

Black dolls are beautiful: Film explores race and childrens toys

Cinema: Eat your heart out, Barbie. Comments (1).

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

Carmine don’t like what Michelle Obama is doing to our kids

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine says the federal government is starving our most-precious commodity! Comments (19).

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Family drama: Raucous folk band brings theatrics, siblings

Music: A gathering of kinfolk is liable to stir up a scene. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

Yarn tootin’ — borough’s first big-time knit show comes to Park Slope

Event: The knits are about to hit the fans. Comment.

Doo-doo debacle! Lack of trash bins is turning Ridge into a dumping ground, dog lovers say

Bay Ridge: Dog-owners are foaming at the mouth over the lack of corner trash cans — a state of affairs they claim has given them no place to put their best friend’s doo-doo bags. Comments (8).

The method behind our bartoonist’s awesomeness

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator Bill Roundy reveals the tricks of his trade. Comments (3).

MTA scrambles the schedule this weekend

Weekend Watch: You might not want to plan your weekend around a subway ride. Comment.

Kicking up dust: Depression–era Guthrie sings in Park Slope

Music: Woody Guthrie walks — and apparently he sounds a bit like the Boss. Comments (1).

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

Jerome the gnome is dead

Carroll Gardens: The humongous red-capped reality-TV-star-turned-Carroll Gardens-mascot died last month of a severed head. He was one year old. Comments (4).

Barclays Center concession will serve organic, gluten-free food

Atlantic Yards: Judging by the menu, it really is Brooklyn’s arena. Comments (23).

Vote with your mouse

Page 1: It’s tough out there for news readers — but unlike our opponents, The Brooklyn Paper has a plan that will get Brooklyn-produced journalism back on the path to prosperity, The idea is simple: first, we produce the best content, informing and inspiring a generation of news consumers. Second, we do it for free. That’s right — there’s absolutely no tax to the reader. The whole thing reminds us of the time we met a woman in Carroll Gardens who said she wished there were more places she could read local news at all hours of the day, on the internet, and for free. Our plan would help hard-working, news-loving Brooklynites like her. A click on our story is a click on the American dream. Thank you, Jim, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

A few good ramen: The top five places to get creative ramen dishes

Dining: Sweater weather is noodle-slurping season — and with ramen shops popping up across the borough, Japan’s comfort food is the perfect cure for the cold. Comments (21).

Steph on celebrating the holidays — or not

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom comes to terms with her Jewishness. Comments (2).

Artists bring light to former rope factory

Event: An old factory-turned-skate park is once again finding new life serving as the venue for a month-long series of art installations, music, and parties. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

Borough president’s first foray into politics revealed!

Politics: Borough President Markowitz cut his political teeth fighting for the little guy — literally! Comments (8).

Greenpoint Hospital redevelopment plan flatlines

Greenpoint: The developer tapped by the city to turn the abandoned Greenpoint Hospital into affordable housing has backed out of the long-awaited project, leaving the future of the building up in the air and neighbors outraged over continued inaction at a site has lay fallow since 1982. Comments (9).

Attorney general: Ridge car dealership bilked customers

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge car dealership will have to pay more than $500,000 in penalties now that a state judge has ruled that the business bilked several customers. Comments (10).

In which our Captain meets a powerful intergalactic leader

Captain’s Log: In this episode, Park Slope resident and Star Trek icon Sir Patrick Stewart uses his skills of diplomacy to chat with the leader of the Brooklynites. Comment.

Secret garden: Art show in flower shop merges city life and plant life

Art: A new art exhibit in DUMBO unites nature photography and design — and it does so inside a flower shop-turned-art gallery. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Kernel panic! Don’t eat toxic Gowanus corn, volunteers say

Gowanus: Gowanus is awash with a mini-bumper crop of corn — but don’t go stuffing celebratory tamales. Comments (3).

Fighting fighting with fighting

Awesome: A Williamsburg mixed martial arts aficionado says he can keep troubled kids from resorting to violence — by teaching them to fight. Comments (1).

Old time fun! Stickball still a neighborhood sensation

Bay Ridge: Warriors of the broom handle gathered on Saturday to keep the hallowed rite of stickball alive. Comments (7).

Ragamuffin Parade a rousing ride for Ridge rugrats

Bay Ridge: The 46th annual Ragamuffin Parade drew young Ridgites dressed as butterflies, bees, lions, and more to Third Avenue on Saturday. See all of the creative costumes in our slideshow. Comments (1).

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge Park critics outraged over condos with private yards

Bridge ‘Park’: Fenced-off yards attached to planned condos in Brooklyn Bridge Park are a greenspace-hogging affront on precious public land, frustrated park-boosters say. Comments (17).

Get a rare glimpse inside the Brooklyn Army Terminal

Event: A hulking facility that helped usher in history is now part of a look back into the borough’s past. Comments (6).

Cyclist killed in Bushwick hit-and-run

Mean Streets: A driver hit and killed a bicyclist then fled from the scene on Metropolitan Avenue in Bushwick early this morning, police say. Comments (9).

State officials: Amnesia owner draws a blank when it comes to worker’s compensation insurance

Bay Ridge: The owner of the controversial Bay Ridge nightspot Amnesia forgot to get worker’s compensation insurance for his employees, say state officials who shut the club down last month. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Jay-Z opens Barclays Center to sold-out crowd

Atlantic Yards: Legendary rapper Jay-Z played the first-ever show at the Barclays Center on Friday night, packing the new arena with a hometown crowd eager to welcome the native son back to Brooklyn. Comments (26).

Documentary tracks Fulton Mall’s shopping mall-like transformation

Cinema: Audiences had plenty to heckle when watching a new documentary about the borough’s rapid gentrification — and that’s not because they didn’t like the film. Comments (9).

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Knife-wielding thief makes off with woman’s iPhone

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

The Dutch connection!

Music: An arts space brings the Netherlands to Brooklyn with the U.S. debut of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek contemporary music festival. Comment.

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