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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It’s a magical mystery sing-along

All you need is a love of Paul, John, George and Ringo to come together with all the lonely people of Brooklyn to enjoy Union Hall’s Beatles Sing-Along. Comments (1)

Ira and George

A one man musical tells the story of Gershwin siblings. Comment

Monday, June 17, 2013

From Boston, with laughs, with love

Nightlife: Comedy show benefit supports marathon bomb victims. Comment

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Carmine pulls another cut and paste

Sunday Screech: Look, we’re not going to sugarcoat it. Carmine was really lazy this week. Comments (2)

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Animal farm

Nightlife: A lecture night is all about how to raise your own chickens in the city. Comments (240)

A woman in a man’s world

Theater: An actress is taking on the role of Julius Caesar in a new production of the Shakespeare classic. Comments (2)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Bartoonist takes it to another level

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on Passenger Bar’s second-floor seating. Comments (1)

Storefront displays

Art: Bay Ridge art walk joins business owners and artists. Comments (2)

Cookie dough talk

Dining: The paper chats with Christina Tosi, the chef and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar. Comments (1)

Mean course! Many start, but few finish bike race in Navy Yard

Red Hook: Talk about mean streets! Only five riders could finish the latest leg of the Red Hook Criterium. Comment

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bad touch! Ridgites complain of outbreak of sketchy massage parlors

Bay Ridge: These massage parlors are making people anxious! Comments (36)

Ridge board committee hints it wants to slow down Fourth Avenue cars

Mean Streets: Community Board 10’s traffic panel voted to approve the majority of the city’s proposal for massive changes to Fourth Avenue in the neighborhood. Comments (10)

A happy ending

Page 1: Once upon a time there was a newspaper that covered a magical kingdom know as the County of Kings — a wondrous place where people came from all over the world to live in peace and harmony. But that peace wasn’t always easy to keep, because neighbors from the evil empire across the West River, envious of the land’s artisanal cheese and bands they’d never heard of, would routinely paddle across and try to ruin our good time. Luckily, the newspaper always kept an eye out for the interlopers, and warned the citizenry of the arrival with its weekly call to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

A wink, a nod, and congrats to the grads

The Dad: This week, the Dad let’s the graduates sine, but congratulates those who helped them along the path to success. Comment

Downstaged! Asser Levy bandshell a wreck, residents say

The music died — and neighbors fear the venue will, too. Comments (8)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ships of Fools! Daredevils to compete in Gowanus Canal boat race

Awesome: Only the most seaworthy of human-powered watercrafts may be able to survive this weekend’s “Gowanus Challenge,” a boat race on the toxic Gowanus Canal. Comments (8)

Thunderbolt to roar again in People’s Playground

Coney Island: Luna Park owner Zamperla announced plans to build a new Thunderbolt roller coaster — named for the famed attraction the city razed in 2000, next to where its predecessor once stood. Comments (2)

Wallyworld! Former Cyclone skippers to fix star’s swing!

Ike Davis can’t hit, but the Mets hope Wally Backman and George Greer will solve his swinging problem. Comments (1)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Anchors away! Business group pushing ferry from Manhattan to Coney

Transit: Coney Island could get a new kind of water ride if a business group gets its way - a ferry service to bring people from Lower Manhattan to the Playground of the World. Comments (5)

Airbnb to help to fight judge’s ruling that booking site is illegal

The managers of a website that helps vacationers book cheap rooms in apartments instead of expensive hotels, say a judge’s ruling calling much of its service illegal is bunk, and that it will assist in appealing the ruling that handed a user of its service a $2,400 fine. Comments (10)

In which our Captain sends out a distress signal

Captain’s Log: Today, our Captain appears to be in danger. Comment

Assembly candidate Jason Otano checks in with The Brooklyn Paper

Checkin’ in with: The Community Board 1 member talks about his politics — and squashing Vito Lopez’s legacy once and for all. Comments (24)

Gay pride fills Park Slope at 17th annual parade and fest

Park Slope: Park Slope boomed with pride Saturday as rainbow-clad marchers celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities stepped off for the borough’s famous parade along the neighborhood’s Fifth Avenue. Comments (2)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Canine carnage: Large dog chews, spits out small one, killing it

Greenpoint: A Greenpoint dog owner says her tiny pup was attacked and killed by a larger dog whose owner was tethered to the animal while the murder occurred. Comments (33)

Victims cry: Slow down Fourth!

Mean Streets: Victims of deadly Fourth Avenue’s raceway-like atmosphere showed up in force on Wednesday night to convince car-friendly members of Community Board 10 that they should approve a plan aimed at significantly slowing down traffic on the dangerous boulevard. Comments (17)

Wannabe rock gods perform in air guitar competition

Music: The air guitar competition qualifiers at St. Vitus drew 13 headbanging, flailing, finger-wagging competitors who were given 60 seconds to jam out to a song of their choice. Comments (6)

Hooked swans rescued in Prospect Park

Wild Brooklyn: Three swans that call the Prospect Park Lake home were found stuck with barbed hooks last weekend. Comments (3)

New group returns movies to East River State Park

Event: The shows must go on! Comments (1)

Nets’ dance team is holding open auditions

Downtown: The Brooklynettes - the Nets’ dance team- is holding auditions for new members. Comments (1)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Summer fun for kids with different tastes

Awesome: Not that lanyards and kickball aren’t great, but Brooklyn campers deserve something different. Comment

Friday, June 7, 2013

Revered meat joint will finally open after a year of starts and fits

Breaking Chews: Renowned barbecue restaurant Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will soon open in Gowanus, finally satisfying the mouth-watering longing of Brooklyn meat fans. Comments (4)

Greenpoint showroom to sell furniture inspired by childhood dreams

Shopping: Jellio, a company that makes furniture based on vintage toys and snacks, is opening a design lab and showroom in Greenpoint. Comment

That loud noise on Sunday morning? That’s a building on Governor’s Island being blown up

Red Hook: Governors Island’s tallest building will be imploded on June 9, but the demolition should not affect the island or the surrounding areas. Comments (7)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

GRRR! Train tunnels to be closed for repairs

Brooklyn Is Angry: The R train’s link to Manhattan will be out of service for more than a year, and the G’s link to Queens will be closed for 12 weekends between July 6 and Dec. 15. Comments (22)