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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Taxidermist stuffs rodents, poses them to look like people

Art: Say hello to the real-life Stuart Little. Comments (12)

Competitive erotic fan fiction

Park Slope: If you ever wondered what would happen if Robocop had a love affair with the ED 209, then this show’s for you. Comment

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Carmine on today’s stars: They stink

Sunday Screech: I’m madder than a criminal on the lam who gets caught because he complained to the Post Office that his name was misspelled on his wanted poster over the fact that celebrities today are only interested in themselves and their own precious fame, and don’t care at all about the communities that prop them up for doing such important acts as looking pretty or handsome. Comments (6)

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Gallery recreates tiny living spaces

Art: If you think Brooklyn living is cramped, try Hong Kong or Japan. Comment

How Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ stopped being about sex

Music: Before it was used in every sad movie montage ever, before it was an anthem for cancer survivors and natural disaster recovery, “Hallelujah” was just a song — a weird, sexy song. Comments (3)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Trust our drinking cartoonist: Order the Van Helsing

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s roving bartoonist greatly enjoys a beverage named after a Hugh Jackman character. Comment

Wake up, sheeple! Bar hosts shepherd’s pie-making contest

Dining: The pie’s the limit. Comments (7)

Rough on riders

Weekend Watch: If you live in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, or Bedford-Stuyvesant, you might want to bust your bike out of winter storage this weekend. Comments (1)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Readers fight to save Pacific branch library

Park Slope: Neighbors are fighting to halt the Brooklyn Public Library’s controversial plan to sell off the borough’s first Carnegie branch — or at least find a way to preserve the historic building. Comments (18)

Hot dog! Nathan’s contest comes to Coney Boardwalk

The Fourth of July is coming early this year — for competitive hot dog-eaters at least! Comment

Atlantic Yards foes: Finish this project sooner rather than even later

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards critics and supporters have finally found something they can agree on: Forest City Ratner needs to get the job done already. Comments (7)

What’s wrong with the Nets? The problem is front and center

Front Court: You can try blaming Nets general manager Billy King’s inaction before the trade deadline or pinning it to Deron Williams’ ailing ankles, but the real reason Brooklyn is struggling is its increasingly inefficient front court. Comment

Rule of thirds: Nets are terrible after halftime

Back Court: It’s time for the Nets to realize three out of four isn’t gonna cut it. Comment

Los Angeles comics return to their homeland

Williamsburg: It’s bigger and bound to be even terrific-er. Comment

Blasphemy! Dad’s daughter eats a burger!

The Dad: This week, the Dad reacts his daughter’s new dietary choice! Comments (8)

American-made

Page 1: We forge our newspaper the old-fashioned way — with American ingenuity and American labor. Assembled by our patriotic team of reporters culled from as close as South Brooklyn and no further than Berkeley, we proudly write and edit our copy on computers designed in California and print our broadsheet in a plant in the Bronx. No, it’s not some foreign knock-off — it’s The Brooklyn Paper, the one news product that always keep hustlin’, Brooklyn!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

F yeah! MTA considering express train

Transit: The much-demanded F express is now part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s train of thought. Comments (71)

‘Eat cops! Need a dining recommendation? Ask an officer

Cops know the ins and outs of every neighborhood in Brooklyn — so it’s no surprise they know where to find the best grub. Comments (6)

Fairway reopens, Red Hook rejoices

Red Hook: Red Hook’s massive Fairway Market opened its doors last Friday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy, spurring jubilation throughout the waterfront neighborhood. Comment

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Board to death: Committee secretly plotted LICH’s sale, or its demise, activists claim

State officials either called a closed-door meeting to plot the sale of Long Island College Hospital’s valuable real estate the day before they voted to shutter the medical institution — or they broke the law, according to a lawsuit. Comments (9)

Sweet and sour on Domino: New plan draws mixed reaction

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Brooklyn is either sweet on the Domino development plan — or pushing a no-sugar diet. Comments (18)
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Canned music — Youtube music video on bottle collectors draws criticism

Bensonhurst: A homemade music video by a beloved Bensonhurst icon is raising eyebrows in the increasingly diverse neighborhood, which has gone from mostly Italian to predominantly Chinese in the past decade. Comments (21)

Driver in deadly W’burg hit-and-run still on the lam, NYPD says

Williamsburg: The man believed to be behind the wheel in a crash that killed a young family has not been taken into custody, according to police, despite widespread reports stating the opposite. Comments (4)

Adams aims for Borough Hall

State Sen. Eric Adams took to the steps of Borough Hall Sunday, joined by its current and previous occupants, to kick off his bid to become the next borough president. Comments (9)

Fine dining and yoga together? It’s no stretch

Dining: Om … Yum. Comment

Monday, March 4, 2013

FIRST LOOK: Renderings show the future of the Domino Sugar factory

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The new owner of the Domino Sugar factory revealed its billion-dollar vision for the iconic Williamsburg site, calling for massively tall and architecturally bold skyscrapers that would redefine Brooklyn’s skyline. Comments (43)

Ocean Parkway is Brooklyn’s deadliest roadway

Mean Streets: It’s more like Ocean Speedway. Comments (47)

Poached! DUMBO’s elephant mural is gone, replaced by ‘bright’ painting

DUMBO: DUMBO has lost its elephants. Comments (3)

Look out Court Street — this Prospect Heights activist is courting your merchants

Prospect Heights: Brooklyn has plenty of bargain hunters — but only one store hunter. Comments (2)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Lock and load — classic shooting game coming to Surf Avenue

Sandy destroyed one Coney Island classic, but another will take its place in June. Comments (9)