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Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Krescendo hits the right notes

Dining: With a blood-orange facade and Edison-style bulbs hanging inside rusted industrial whisks in the tall and welcoming front windows, the decor of the new Neapolitan pizzeria Krescendo in Boerum Hill is much like the joint venture that brought it to life — a combination of old school Brooklyn and authentic Italian passion. Comments (2).

Levy metal! Scrappers fined for dumping into Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: A scrap metal company paid an $85,000 fine for treating the already-polluted Gowanus Canal like a trash bin. Comments (3).

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012

Carmine’s warning: Don’t chew dare!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine finds it hard to believe what you get a ticket for these days! Comments (22).

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

Grandaddy rocker Jason Lytle to play mommy and daddy capital

Music: Jason Lytle hates touring, he hates waiting around between shows, and he hates answering the phone — when it’s nice out. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

‘Rolling Stones’ rock, roll at Barclays Center

Music: A controversial rhythm and blues band from Britain is coming to Brooklyn. Comments (23).

Time wizards

Cinema: Stranger than fiction? Yeah, right. Comment.

Our roving Bartoonist teaches you how to find whiskey in the Navy Yard

Bar Scrawl: Bill Roundy — The Brooklyn Paper’s artistic drinking critic — tours a distillery in the borough’s manufacturing hub. Comments (3).

Rising Moon

Music: If Elvis had been born in New Zealand in 1991, he would have had just as much fun. Comment.

Get ready for a great weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: The MTA can make the sun shine underground — at least this weekend. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

G train catch-22

Transit: Riding the G train might seem like a trip into Dante’s “Inferno,” but subway boosters claim it’s straight out of a Joseph Heller novel. Comments (26).

Oh Christmas tree, how organic are your branches?

Shopping: Christmas trees come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and hues — but are they organic? Comments (12).

The Orson Welles of news

Page 1: Ahhhhhh, BrooklynPaper.com — it’s always been celebrated for its excellence. But there is a print product by the same news team, inspired by that same journalistic excellence. It’s handcrafted for your enjoyment and like the best news products, it’s vintage dated … and guaranteed to keep you hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

All hands-on dishes

Ethiopian food pops-up at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Comment.

Wait, that cavity is not her fault?

The Dad: This week, The Dad teaches his youngest that personal responsibility begins and ends with tooth decay. Comment.

The definitive guide to shopping for handmade holiday gifts

Shopping: Brooklyn is the borough we love, but it’s also the brand we love, too. Comments (1).

Who’s responsible for the Nets’ early success?

The Nets are off to the team’s best start in a decade and our columnists are thrilled — but not thrilled enough to ignore the squad’s flaws. Our shorter columnist says the back court could up its production with a simple substitution, while our taller hoops pundit says the Nets guards aren’t pulling their weight. Below is this week’s edition of “Front court / Back court.”

Put MarShon Brooks in, coach — he’s ready to play

Back Court: In the Nets’ Twitterverse, one hashtag has been gaining traction in recent weeks: #FreeMarShon. Comments (3).

Big guys put in big effort, little guys do little

Front Court: The Nets are off to their best start in a decade — and they’ve got their big men to thank for it. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Puppy love in Bushwick: Neighbors, canines adore new dog run

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Bushwick dog lovers are so excited about a newly opened pup run that at least one neighbor went out and purchased a pooch just so he could enjoy the new amenity. Comments (4).

Stumped! Ridge family unable to use driveway since Sandy

Bay Ridge: Try getting to the root of this problem! Comments (16).

Light fight! Sandy victims pan $2 million plan to re-bling Parachute Jump

The city wants to spend $2 million to illuminate Coney Island’s iconic Parachute Jump, but some residents say they would rather see the money used to keep the lights on in communities left powerless by Hurricane Sandy. Comments (11).

Beats, rhymes, tykes: Nets youth dancers are stars at Barclays Center

The young talent at the Barclays Center has won the borough’s support thanks to theatrics on the hardwood — and the most amazing thing about this new crop of stars is that they’re all under the age of 14. Comments (1).

Panel: We need a Boardwalk environmental study

A Coney Island community panel is backing Boardwalk preservationists who want an environmental review before the span’s iconic wooden beams are replaced with slabs of concrete. Comments (4).

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

Shirts and giggles outside the Barclays Center

Park Slope: A landlord has given Brooklyn Rock, purveyors of quirky, handmade and often downright strange T-shirts, a prime piece of real estate across the street from the Barclays Center because he likes what they represent. Comments (15).

Color it theirs! New owners make pink brownstone a brown brownstone

Park Slope: Park Slope’s legendary pink brownstone is no longer pink. Comments (6).

Attorney General looking into Marty’s super storm relief fund

Politics: The state’s top lawman is keeping his eye on Borough President Markowitz’s Hurricane Sandy relief fund. Comments (2).

Storm-damaged Shore Theater marquee to be replaced

The signs, they are a-changin’! Comment.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

BREAKING! Legendary Texas dinner-and-movie joint to open on Fulton Mall

Awesome: Brooklynites won’t have to travel far to mess with Texas when the Alamo Drafthouse — Austin’s legendary dinner-and-a-movie joint — opens an outpost on the Fulton Mall. Comments (8).

Shirts and giggles outside the Barclays Center

Park Slope: A landlord has given Brooklyn Rock, purveyors of quirky, handmade and often downright strange T-shirts, a prime piece of real estate across the street from the Barclays Center because he likes what they represent. Comments (15).

Homeless shelter critics: Building is too little to house 170 men

Carroll Gardens: Critics of a planned homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens are going to the courts — and they say they can scuttle the project because the proposed site is simply too small. Comments (10).

Outlook sunny for Red Hook bar’s return

Red Hook: Sunny’s days are forecast for Red Hook. Comment.

Trotting for a good cause

More than $4,000 was raised during the Boardwalk run for Hurricane Sandy victims. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Seat fight: Man accused of attacking victim with stool

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.

Water worries: Flooded Gowanus residents fear for their health

Gowanus: Gowanus dwellers fear the floodwater that inundated their homes and businesses during Hurricane Sandy contained raw sewage, dangerous bacteria, and harmful toxins that puts their health at risk. Comments (3).

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