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Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

Dancers make their ‘Mark’ on BAM

Dance: The Mark Morris Dance Group comes to Brooklyn for a dual performance set to two beloved pieces of music. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012

Carmine does battle with typos

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Brooklyn’s angriest columnist talks about working on an old typewriter. Comments (5).

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

This is what happens when Bay Ridge comes to Williamsburg

Dining: Care for a side of psychedelia with your sushi roll? Comments (6).

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Balls to the wall!

It’s meatball madness at the Brooklyn Kitchen. Comments (2).

Brighton Beach woman: I want to keep my 45 kitties!

Link: Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the story on a woman who will be kicked out of her home if she doesn’t whittle her pride of cats down to two. Comment.

Theatrical journalism at the Heights Players

Brooklyn Heights: ‘The Laramie Project’ hits the stage. Comment.

What the L?

Weekend Watch: This weekend looked pretty good – until the MTA shut down the L train. Comments (2).

‘Iron’ fist!

Bar Scrawl: Down a few cocktails at Greenpoint’s newest watering hole. 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, Feb. 23, 2012

Fancy Heights walkway won’t get high fence

Bridge ‘Park’: A proposed city law would require pedestrian overpasses to be flanked with tall fencing — except for the expensive footbridge planned to connect Brooklyn Heights with Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (8).

Planned parking-free apartments near Barclays Center stoke fear

Prospect Heights: A developer promises he’s doing the community a favor by not including parking at his planned 55-unit apartment building across the street from the Barclays Center, but Prospect Heights residents say he’s only making things worse. Comments (59).

City: Sewer pipe sensors will give real-time data on Gowanus Canal stink

Cleaning Our Waterways: The city says it will finally figure out just how much noxious-smelling sewage is pouring into the Gowanus Canal. Comments (1).

Senior to city: Sell me the parking spot in front of my home!

Link: Hey, Mayor Bloomberg — how much do you want for the parking spot in front of my home? Comment.

Here’s one way to get lost in art

Art: A Gowanus artist turned her studio into a makeshift travel agency — but instead of selling vacation packages, she gave away mysterious adventures. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Fort Greene to city: Rotate this statue!

Fort Greene: Fort Greene’s Civil War hero must do an about-face if he wants to fit in with the neighborhood, some residents say. Comments (14).

Rum: it’s not just for pirates anymore!

Ditmas Park: The swashbuckling swill is the latest to attract the borough’s smart drinkers Comments (4).

G’pointers: TV show ‘Smash’ treats us like trash

Brooklyn Is Angry: Greenpoint residents are calling cut on a TV show that they claim takes up too many parking spaces and causes too much noise. Comments (3).

Cops: We got Fort Greene’s bubble jacket bandit

Fort Greene: Cops say they’ve nabbed the bubble jacket-clad bandit who pretended he had a gun and robbed teenagers in Fort Greene of their iPhones. Comment.

Behind the scenes of the city

Event: DUMBO’s architects open their studios. Comment.

Brownstone Brooklyn loses beloved newswoman and scribe

Cobble Hill: A memorial will be held for the late Geraldine Gross — one of Brownstone Brooklyn’s top bricks — at the Kane Street Synagogue. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

Missing wheels! City cuts out East W’burg, G’point from bike share

Greenpoint: Sharing pedals is going to be easy in North Brooklyn — unless you live in East Williamsburg and parts of Greenpoint. Comments (16).

Revival Cinema: Heights moviehouse won’t die, will get new digs

Brooklyn Heights: The show’s not over for the Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Comments (1).

Coffee clash: Brooklyn baristas let it drip at java-making competition

Gowanus: This Gowanus barista is doing everything she can to win the cup. Comment.

‘Black’ comedy

Books: Funnyman Michael Ian Black reads in Greenpoint — with Meghan McCain! Comments (1).

Sheepshead Bay on off-Broadway

Checkin’ in with: Hometown playwright’s new play hits the stage. Comment.

A family vacation means fun — and stress

The Dad: Our parenting columnists talks about the inevitable challenges of playing the punching bag during stressful family moments. Comment.

W’burg residents: We love gay bar, but hate its noise

Williamsburg: A Williamsburg gay bar is under fire — and neighbors say it’s not because they’re proud, it’s just because they’re loud. Comments (53).

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012

Red Hook vendors cry foul over city’s new park rule

Red Hook: Red Hook Park’s beloved Latin American food vendors say they’re the losers in a new city plan to grant kids more ballfield access than adults. Comments (11).

Don’t lay off this ‘Whisky!’

Music: Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion pay homage to Johnny Cash. Comment.

Borough fall: D’town plaza’s bluestone is tripping hazard, pedestrians allege

Downtown: A stroll through the plaza in front of Borough Hall is no walk in the park — it’s more like a trip through a minefield, Downtown workers allege. Comments (11).

Defending the Prospect Park West bike lane isn’t cheap

Mean Streets: The city has already spent $140,000 on legal fees to protect the Prospect Park West bike path — and it will likely spend more thanks to an appeal filed by cycling lane opponents. Comments (66).

Cops cut cheese theft spree short

Midwood: A gouda-grabber who made a business of stealing and reselling high-end cheeses from a Midwood grocery store has weaseled his last wheel, police say. Comments (5).

Cops cut cheese theft spree short

Link: A crook made a business out of swiping high-end cheeses from a Kosher grocery store then reselling them to nearby Midwood stores — until the plan curdled and crumbled right in front of him. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

Power couple pushes for two more charters in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The Manhattan power couple behind a controversial plan to open a charter school in Williamsburg is hoping to launch two more charter schools in North Brooklyn. Comments (56).

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Will you save this puppy?

Brooklyn Heights: Animal rescuers saved a dozen puppies from the gas chambers of Kentucky — but the abandoned pooches still need Brooklyn’s help. Comments (2).

MTA: We sent too few shuttle buses for stranded L-train riders

Williamsburg: MTA officials admitted they left North Brooklyn straphangers in the cold — or jammed against fellow passengers like sardines — by failing to provide enough shuttle buses while the L train was out-of-service earlier this month. Comments (2).

Cops: Help us find this Fort Greene mugger

Fort Greene: Cops are searching for a crook who mugged at least three teenagers for their iPhones in Fort Greene while pretending he was carrying a gun. Comments (5).

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Off-duty cop in Kettle Black brawl betrayed the badge, defense lawyers say

Link: Defense attorneys say State Sen. Marty Golden’s nephew was just trying to pick up a girl when he got caught up in a brawl that left a Port Authority cop with a broken jaw — a fight allegedly sparked by a rowdy off-duty cop who later tried to hide evidence of his guilt. Comment.

Kolache crazy!

Dining: Texan breakfast pastries make their way to Brooklyn. Comments (24).

W’burg waterfront gets a supermarket

Williamsburg: The Williamsburg condo complex The Edge will house a supermarket — a potential game-changer for waterfront dwellers accustomed to schlepping their groceries back to the cluster of new developments along Kent Avenue. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

Knife-wielding mugger attacks man in apartment building

Carroll Gardens: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment.

Here’s the scoop — Van Leeuwen is open in Boerum Hill

Dining: Nature greeted the opening of the new Van Leeuwen brothers’ ice cream shop in Boerum Hill with a blast of cold, Canadian air. Boerum Hill greeted the brothers with a packed house. Comments (5).

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