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Monday, March 5, 2012

Take a bite outta the Bridge!

Dining: New sandwich shop serves up open-faced tributes to Brooklyn’s national treasure. Comment.

Brooklyn scientists invent heroic robot fish

Downtown: Robotic fish aren’t just singing wall mounts — they can also be aquatic rescuers capable of saving untold underwater creatures from environmental disasters, a team of Brooklyn scientists claims. Comments (4).

Poetry pros

Event: BAM hosts a “Grand Slam” poe-jam. Comment.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Carmine says Con Ed’s behavior is shocking!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Camines got a beef with how the public utility is treating his pal. Comments (5).

Friday, March 2, 2012

Straphangers to MTA: Don’t cut G train extension

Subway riders love the five extra stops on the G train in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington — and they are urging the MTA to maintain the extended service even after the repairs that mandate it come to an end. Comments (26).

Success’s success! City approves controversial charter’s W’burg bid

Williamsburg: A city panel gave a controversial new charter school the go-ahead to open in Williamsburg, but parents and community leaders vowed to do whatever it takes to stop elementary school from coming to their neighborhood this fall. Comments (54).

Living single

Books: A discussion about the rapid rise in young adults choosing to live the single life. Comments (9).

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cops and brides are Purim’s hottest costumes

Williamsburg: Forget ghosts and witches — the most popular costumes for this year’s Hasidic Halloween are cops and brides. Comments (4).

Prospect Park bird habitat set ablaze

Meadows of Shame: A group of teens set a patch of Prospect Park’s precious bird habitat on fire on Tuesday, according to witnesses and parks officials. Comments (23).

New art gallery brings action to barren Bushwick block

Bushwick: Bushwick’s newest gallery opens after a year of rennovations — and it’s taking the neighborhood by storm. Comment.

Different, but the same

Fearless Parenting: Our parenting columnist muses on the differences and similarities of communities while she visits her sister and brother-in-law on their RV compound in rural Arizona. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Plan cuts Prospect Park car lane, makes more room bikes and peds

Mean Streets: A revolutionary roadway redesign will bring transportation equality to Prospect Park’s main street by removing a lane of car traffic and giving the space to pedestrians and cyclists, park officials say. Comments (58).

Red Hook seafarers: Save our ship!

Red Hook: An historic fuel tanker is sinking in a sea of red tape — and its captains fear they must sell the floating cultural center for scrap if they can’t find it a permanent port by April 30. Comments (7).

Wine and canine meet-up is cutest thing ever

Brooklyn Heights: Puppies and wine — indisputably two of humanity’s favorite things — are coming together for the ultimate happy hour. Comments (1).

Controversial charter pitches another school — in nabes it jilted

Downtown: Success Charter Network wants to open another school in a district stretching from Brooklyn Heights to Bedford-Stuyvesant after promising to launch a charter there, but settling on a site in a different zone. Comments (2).

Burn baby burn!

Dining: For four nights in March, the Brooklyn Lyceum will be transformed into an infamous coal mining town with a haunted past, thanks to Ugly Rhino Productions, a booze-infused theater company with a pentient for putting on weird shows with tailor-made cocktails to match. Comments (4).

Winged migration!

Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing! Comment.

Phil and Phil — Brooklyn’s orchestra teams up with a literary legend

Downtown: ‘Classical’ music in Brooklyn is anything but these days. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

Supermarket sweep! City panel unanimously approves Whole Foods plan

Gowanus: Whole Foods has the green light to sell organic produce and fancy cheese on the shore of the Gowanus Canal — and the posh grocer says it could begin construction on its first Brooklyn outpost as early as April. Comments (26).

From pills to pickles: Food makers move into former Pfizer plant

Williamsburg: South Williamsburg is no longer home to the makers of Viagra, but it now hosts the producers of a different kind of preservative. Comments (1).

Tats for tots: Temporary ink lets Brooklyn kids look like Brooklyn adults

DUMBO: You know what makes Brooklyn children the coolest? They’ve got the best tattoos. Comments (19).

Patty back: Flatbush Avenue’s Jamaican pastry seller isn’t going anywhere

Prospect Heights: A beloved Jamaican patty purveyor will stay in his Prospect Heights pastry shop despite a landlord–tenant flare-up that almost resulted in another real estate turnover near the soon-to-open Barclays Center. Comments (6).

Grimm blasted for taking pipeline money

Link: Embattled Rep. Michael Grimm is under attack by government watchdogs who claim he’s being paid by natural gas companies for backing legislation that could earn the energy giants millions — a pay-to-play deal that the defiant Bay Ridge pol says is how government is supposed to work. Comment.

Mind the Gap? Another huge retailer hits Fulton Mall

Changing Brooklyn: A Gap Factory Store opened Friday at the corner of Gallatin Place, marking the latest suburban-style addition to a retail corridor long considered to be Main Street for black shoppers in Brooklyn. Comments (4).

Graffiti ‘quack’ down: Vandal’s waterfowl-influenced tag in Prospect Park

Park Slope: Brooklyn’s obsession with Prospect Park’s waterfowl has gone so far that even inspired graffiti taggers are paying homage to the borough’s feathered creatures. Comments (2).

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

Traffic barrels removed from Prospect Park bike lane

Mean Streets: City transportation officials removed dozens orange traffic barrels intended to slow cyclists on a crash-prone hill in Prospect Park — and now they want your advice on what to do next. Comments (46).

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.

Start me up: Tech companies boot up in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: A Nassau Avenue warehouse is bringing a bit of the Silicon Valley to Brooklyn’s “Garden Spot.” Comment.

Forbidden moves! Ridge board wants to bar dancing at controversial club

Link: A civic group blasted the owners of a Bay Ridge Brazilian supper club for allowing dance parties without a permit, and, much like the town council in “Footloose,” is now stopping the club’s owner from getting the proper paperwork so his patrons can dance legally. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

Grimm hires scandal-scarred aide

Link: Our pals at Brooklyn Daily have been covering Rep. Michael Grimm (R–Bay Ridge) closely — here’s their latest piece on the Congressman’s newest controversy. Comment.

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

Cops: We got the teens who shoved this 81-year-old onto the tracks

Williamsburg: Police say they nabbed two crooks who stole an iPhone from an 81-year-old man and pushed him onto the subway tracks at the Lorimer Street J train station on Feb. 17. Comments (14).

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.

Source: Brooklyn Bridge Park selects finalists for Pier 1 hotel

Bridge ‘Park’: The pool of big-time developers vying to build a luxury hotel at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 is down to the final three, says a source familiar with the deal. Comments (4).

Gas pains! City shuts off gas to Williamsburg housing tower

Williamsburg: Residents of a Williamsburg public housing tower fear they will be cooking with hot plates for as long as a year because of a gas leak in the basement of their Taylor Street building. Comments (4).

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012

Glenn Beck is angry at the Park Slope Food Co-op

The Greatest Story Ever: The Park Slope Food Co-op’s campaign to ban Israeli food products is a hate-spewing affront on the Jewish State that will injure the whole human race, conservative media personality Glenn Beck told a packed crowd in Crown Heights last night. Comments (71).

Birth cab for cutie! Greenpoint mom has baby in taxi

Greenpoint: See the amazing video! Comments (11).

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thug allegedly slugs man on Henry Street

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

Bay Ridge baker’s ‘Capitol’ idea

Bay Ridge: Nick Nikolopoulos wowed the vice president with his edible seat of power. Comments (5).

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