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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Zen and the art of flute performance

Music: Get your “om” on! Comments (4)

Ministry of silly dances

Dance: Sometimes breaking a leg is the best way to tickle your funny bone. Comment

Monday, April 8, 2013

Brooklyn museum: Art tours highlight the writing on the wall

Art: Feel free to touch the art in this walking tour led by an ex-graffiti artist who is treating the streets of North Brooklyn much the same way vandals do — like an art gallery. Comments (4)

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Feelin’ all right: Reggae act returns to its roots

Music: The night before April 20 is a celebration all on its own. Comments (2)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Big Screecher almost drowned in the shower

Sunday Screech: Last week’s screech was almost Carmine’s last — find out how he escaped death in Atlantic City. Comments (10)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Caesar on the move

Theater: When in Africa, do as the Romans did — kill Caesar. Comments (2)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Cyclists push for Verrazano bike lane

Bay Ridge: Getting to Staten Island won’t require as many wheels as it used to if a group of cycling advocates gets its way. Comments (62)

Di Fara’s full menu returns

Di Fara’s full menu will return after a decade-long hiatus. Comments (3)

Bacon soup for the hipster soul: W’burg chef hand delivers broth in Mason jars

Dining: He’s Williamsburg’s jar head. Comments (82)

Pedestrian killed on Flatbush Avenue

Mean Streets: A tractor trailer struck and killed a pedestrian on Flatbush Avenue in front of the Barclays Center on Wednesday, police said. Comments (24)

The bartoonist scopes out a Williamsburg classic

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on a 125-year-old Berry Street watering hole that has been in Williamburg since before it was cool. Comments (7)

Noodles in the sky

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Lunch can be an exercise in carb-dodging and the healthy option, like a salad, pales in comparison to the satisfying option: a steaming bowl of noodles. Comments (5)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Night cap! Bushwick mulls midnight last call on Sundays

Bushwick: Last call might come early in Bushwick. Comments (13)

Woof vs. hoof! Dog and pony showdown in Prospect Park

Rule-breaking dog owners who let their canines on Prospect Park’s horse trail put both human and animal lives in jeopardy, equestrians claim. Comments (29)

Seashore comes to Atlantic

The dim tunnels of the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station and the enticing lights of Coney Island can seem worlds apart at times — but a new art installation from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is bringing them closer together than ever. Comments (3)

How kids made parents my pals

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes that his children dictate his friends. Comment

Brooklyn’s pastime

Page 1: There’s nothing like those first days of news season, when reporters come back from their long break eager to write and thrilled to make the first pitch to their editor. As a fan, it’s the best time of the year to sit back and take in the beautiful practice of community journalism: the double-truck headers, the wordplay waiting on deck headlines, and the speed and efficiency of a great lede-off to a story. Reading The Brooklyn Paper is the borough’s pastime, because it always keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

Cramping their style

Music: It takes a fan to start a fire. Comment

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

How the Nets can beat the Heat

There’s no place like homecourt

Front Court: The Nets appear destined for a fourth-place finish in the East, a first-round matchup against either the Hawks or the Bulls, and, if all goes well, a second-round against the formidable Heat. Don’t give up hope yet — the Nets have a chance of making it past Miami. Comment

To win, the Nets must lose — intentionally

Back Court: This season has borne out a hard truth about the Nets: they simply can’t compete with the Heat. So as the playoffs near, Brooklyn must to do whatever it takes to avoid playing Miami for as long as possible. Comments (1)

Crit-ical mass! Cyclists rip through Red Hook in thrilling race

Red Hook: Manhattan cyclist Neil Bezdek rolled his way to victory Saturday night in the first leg of the Red Hook Criterium — a four-part international cycling series that began as a Brooklyn street race. Comment

Cyclones honor Ebbets Field with 1913 ticket prices

A century later, and Brooklyn’s still swinging! Comment

Carroll Gardens is no longer stumped

Carroll Gardens: A Carroll Gardens sidewalk is fully walk-able once again after workers hauled away the remains of a massive Hurricane Sandy-toppled tree last Friday. Comment

Police: Man swipes electric guitar

Park Slope: Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct blotter. Comment

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

LICH activists sue the state, again

Cobble Hill: The angry health care workers of Long Island College Hospital are suing the state for a second time, now claiming that the Department of Health — which gets the final say on whether or not to kill the 155-year-old Cobble Hill medical center — has an unconstitutional amount of power in the closure of hospitals. Comments (9)

On the beaten path: Park trails are walkways to the danger zone

Meadows of Shame: A walk in Fort Greene Park is anything but a walk in the park. Comments (4)

Game on!

Downtown: The next phase of intergalactic conquest and post-apocalyptic adventure will be brewing right here in Kings County with New York University introducing a slew of new programs dedicated to developing the video games of the future as the univeristy consolidates of all its digital media degrees under one roof at Metro Tech Center in Downtown Brooklyn. Comments (2)

Another pedestrian hit in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A car struck a woman as she crossed Fourth Avenue near the corner of 86th Street on April 1 — the latest in a series of collisions in accident-plagued Bay Ridge, and on a thoroughfare the city has targeted for a controversial overhaul. Comments (32)

Monday, April 1, 2013

City: Boro Hall bluestone should be taken for granite

Brooklyn Heights: The city is cobbling together a plan to replace the historic-but-crumbling bluestone plaza in front of Borough Hall with sturdier granite blocks. Comments (12)

Park vs. parking: Plan to expand McCarren isn’t getting a greenlight from drivers

Williamsburg: Would you rather have an open space or a parking space? Comments (47)

New chapter: Red Hook library turns the page on Hurricane Sandy

Red Hook: Don’t close the book on the Red Hook branch library. Comments (1)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bar back: Greenpoint’s Coco66 reopens after NYPD raid

Nightlife: The Greenpoint bar Coco66 has reopened nearly two years after cops conducted a disputed liquor license bust and poured out nearly $8,000 of booze in a Prohibition–style raid. Comment

Heights Association not a book critic: Group isn’t fighting library building sale

Brooklyn Heights: Here’s the first plot twist in the proposed sale and redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights branch library. Comments (14)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

New bid to save W’burg’s Swingin’ Sixties Senior Center

Williamsburg: North Brooklyn activists hope to buy Williamsburg’s Swingin’ Sixties Senior Center in an attempt keep the under-funded community facility open. Comments (12)

The Criterium collection: Red Hook Crit bike race now a multi-leg, global championship

Red Hook: A Brooklyn bike race will expand into an multinational cycling series — proving once again that the borough leads the pack when it comes to two-wheel culture. Comments (8)