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Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012

Carmine’s honor is the greatest honor of all

Sunday Screech: Forget the Oscars, the Golden Globes, or the Nobel Prize — there are no more-important awards than those Carmine hands out! Comments (4).

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012

The sub standard!

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: It’s the greatest thing on sliced bread — literally. Comments (3).

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

‘Cash for gold’ is too brash for some Slopers

Park Slope: All that glitters isn’t good for the neighborhood, critics say Comments (34).

Cops: ‘We are looking for a KISS fan’

The vandal who defaced religious icons outside of a Williamsburg church could be a member of KISS Army, police say. Comments (12).

Nigerian princess and burlesque star to host Valentine’s Day bash

Princess Pat — a.k.a. musician and burlesque performer Patience Mukoro — will bear (almost) all in name of love and harmony in Sideshows by the Seashore’s second annual Valentine’s Day For Lovers and Losers party on Feb. 14 in Coney Island. Comments (4).

Take a chance on a ‘Randwich’

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Brooklyn’s first mystery sandwich delivery service. Comments (4).

Best in foam

The borough’s best brewers will compete for the home brew keg king crown. Comment.

Heartbreaking work of staggering Showalter

Greenpoint: This funnyman’s memoir isn’t about being funny … it’s about writing a memoir. Comments (2).

Weekend watch: It’s getting weird out there!

Weekend Watch: L train riders dodge the bullet, but the D, N and R trains are wacky. Comment.

Tap this!

Bar Scrawl: A bar boasting the best of Brooklyn’s brews. Comments (2).

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, Feb. 2, 2012

Noisy Greenpoint bar sues over noisy neighbors

Greenpoint: The pot would be calling the kettle black — if anyone could hear it over all that racket. Comments (13).

Fast feud: Brownstone nabes have beef with new McDonald’s

Boerum Hill: Residents of Park Slope and Boerum Hill are outraged that a vacant KFC on Fourth Avenue has become a garbage-filled eyesore. But they could be lovin’ it if McDonald’s makes it a fancier drive-thru. Comments (18).

3rd Ward gets $1.5 million to open kitchen for food start-ups

Bushwick: Brooklyn’s starving artists won’t have to look far to fill their appetites. Comment.

What’s the special ingredient in Vinegar Hill House’s Caesar salad?

Dining: The King of Vinegar Hill puts the crunch in this beloved dish at his popular restaurant. Comments (2).

Occupiers arrested in W’burg condo takeover

Party time could lead to prison time for several protestors who broke into a vacant condo building near Bedford Avenue on Saturday night and held an “Occu-Party” before clashing with cops on the street. Comments (6).

Knish party! Filmmaker hosts bash for New York accent documentary

Cinema: Try some potato knishes and kvell over this light-hearted film at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

Over, done: Morton’s closes

Downtown: Morton’s the Steakhouse abruptly closed after three years of flipping T-bones Downtown on Wednesday, baffling carnivores and marking a major culinary closure for a neighborhood where dining destinations have only recently fired up their grills. Comments (26).

S’mac down! Gowanus plays host to gut-busting comfort food showdown

Dining: These cheesy noodles got especially brutal at this competitive cook-off. Comments (2).

High time! Downtown skyscrapers are now landmarks

Downtown: City Council overwelmingly approved a controversial landmark district in Downtown and Brooklyn Heights that would preserve historic high-rises, but could raise the cost of living and trammel commerce in the communities, according to critics. Comments (7).

Foot patrols for footbridge

Mean Streets: Cops say they’re planning to increase enforcement on a treacherous Fort Greene overpass where teens have tossed bricks at cyclists and started targeting cars. Comments (25).

This new business idea is sew good

Carroll Gardens: A sewing studio is setting up shop in Williamsburg that will allow crafty Brooklynites to put their needles and thread to good use. Comment.

Gallery goes graffiti in Bushwick

Art: Skewville gets honored with a retrospective at the Factory Fresh gallery. Comment.

It’s the end of the world! So what?

Fearless Parenting: Our parenting columnist vows to enjoy life — and that includes eating lots of red meat — before the world allegedly ends. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012

UPDATE: Islanders to play in Brooklyn!

Prospect Heights: The Barclays Center announced today that the New York Islanders will face off with the New Jersey Devils in Brooklyn in October. Comments (30).

Special delivery! Slope sex shop dispatches toys within an hour — by bike!

Park Slope: At Babeland, you don’t have to leave your home to get exactly what you want. Comments (15).

Attacked in McCarren Park

A thug shattered a bottle over a man’s head in McCarren Park in a brutal attack that left the victim needing surgery. Comments (22).

Mind the gap! New cement Boardwalk is a stumbling ground, residents say

The famed footpath’s cement woes are only just beginning, critics claim. Comments (7).

Lap it up, fuzzballs: Carroll Gardens park to get ‘doggie drinking fountains’

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Lucky dogs in Carroll Gardens will be lapping from the lap of luxury when two new cast-iron “doggie drinking fountains” arrive at DiMattina Playground. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 30, 2012

City gives stink-eye to Boerum eye in the sky

Boerum Hill: A group of would-be crimefighters in Boerum Hill want to become Big Brother — but city bureaucrats are standing in their way. Comments (13).

Slope artist explores her demons — by sculpting demons

DUMBO: This art is devilishly good. Comment.

Open big house: Jail opens its doors to community

Boerum Hill: The Brooklyn House of Detention is unlatching its cell doors on Saturday for refreshments, a guided tour, and a chance to express their concerns over the resurrected slammer. Comments (3).

Happy day! Greenhouse Cafe’s 12-hour ‘happy hour’ makes it boro’s jolliest bar

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge watering hole named the champ of cheap booze. Comments (1).

Grimm: I’m not a campaign finance crook

Link: Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the latest on Rep. Michael Grimm as the Bay Ridge Republican battles allegations that he violated a littany of campaign finance laws while accepting money from followers of a famed rabbi. Comment.

New takes on the classics

Art: The Brooklyn Museum is kicking off the new year by opening its doors — and handing over its showrooms — to two promising young artists inspired by the museum’s venerable permanent collection. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

Fight or move! GOP cuts Adams out of his own district

Prospect Heights: State Sen. Eric Adams might be forced to pack up his apartment and move thanks to new district lines drawn up by his political rivals in Albany. Comments (4).

It’s Cannes for kids!

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

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

From strip bar to strip mall — Navy Yard pub to become Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway

Clinton Hill: The scariest bar in Brooklyn is about to become home to two of America’s most ubiquitous corporate chains — a high-speed overhaul in Wallabout that’s skipping typical steps in the process of gentrification. Comments (10).

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).

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