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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Joey Chestnut aims to beat Nathan’s hot dog record with 7th win

Event: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the six-time champion of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest will look to defend his title and set a record of seven straight championships at Coney Island on the Fourth of July. Comment

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Flavor factory

Dining: Sausage ice cream anyone? Comments (22)

Pip boy included

Theater: Video game festival goes apocalyptic with “Fallout”-inspired play. Comment

Monday, July 1, 2013

Disco fever

Park Slope: A party pays tribute to John Travolta’s “Stayin’ Alive.” Comment

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A pig-headed dish

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Williamsburg Fatty ’Cue encourages you to get your hands on some pork face. Comment

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Carmine’s lament: I can’t ride the Carousell

Sunday Screech: Somewhere in this week’s screech, Carmine lets spellcheck get the best of him. Comments (8)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pinups and pompadours

Nightlife: Festival features rockabilly burlesque dancer, bands, photobooth. Comments (3)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Bartoonist strikes a chord

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator checks out a guitar-centric bar in Ditmas Park. Comments (1)

Tracks to the past

Lots of trains go slow, but this one actually takes you backward in time. Comment

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Brooklynites cheer Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling

Gay Brooklynites traveled to the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan on Wednesday and gathered with gay-rights activists to cheer the repeal by the Supreme Court of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, marking the first time that the federal government has recognized the marriage of two people of the same sex. Comments (10)

Street shuts down, art goes up

Williamsburg: A group of 20 artists who like to think big spent the weekend creating giant pieces of street art at the Open Canvas block party. Comments (1)

Making history with The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: You don’t need a bunch or people in robes to tell you that its perfectly alright to take the latest edition of The Brooklyn Paper to bed with you. There’s no law against it, and at the present time, no legislature has the guts to propose one telling you where you can and cannot take in all the information The Paper affords you. So go on and settle in, pull the covers up, and make yourself comfortable. Fall asleep right next to your good friend, then wake up rested, informed, and ready to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

An eye-opening high-school graduation

The Dad: This week, the Dad figures its good that kids sometimes let their emotions get the best of them. Comments (2)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Make way for Methodist: Hospital’s expansion death knell for brownstones

Park Slope: Park Slope’s New York Methodist Hospital plans to demolish at least 15 buildings to make way for new ambulatory centers, sources familiar with the plans said. Comments (24)

Living quarters are small, but dreams are big

Fast & Furious: This week, our young columnist compares his hotel room with those of the players, and finds they have a lot in common. Comments (1)

Treepocalypse: Sandy soaking killing Brooklyn’s leafy friends

Neighborhoods along Kings County’s storm-battered coast are mourning the deaths of hundreds of trees, and experts blame the pandemic on the salt water dumped on Brooklyn shores by Hurricane Sandy. Comments (1)

Clones lose in 10

The Ride: A walk-off single by Hudson Valley’s James Harris with bases loaded capped a comeback from five runs down and Renegades beat the Cyclones 6–5 in 10 innings to avoid the sweep. Comment

Mermaid Parade floats down Surf Avenue for 30th year

Photo Galleries: Hundreds of marine-themed floats, half-naked revelers, and cavorting dance crews flooded Coney Island to see the annual Mermaid Parade on June 22. See our slideshow for all the fun of the swimsuit-clad spectacle. Comments (17)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cops seek suspect in Greenpoint rape

Greenpoint: Police have released a sketch and a video of a man they believe was responsible for a knifepoint rape in Greenpoint earlier this month. Comments (4)

Here’s the bling: New, brighter lights for Parachute Jump

Photo Galleries: The neighborhood’s iconic Parachute Jump came back to life in full glittering glory, as the tower’s new $2-million lighting system came online. Comments (2)

Vigil for Arlo

Greenpoint: Little Arlo the Pomeranian will live on the hearts of many who showed up for a Sunday night vigil to commemorate the tiny pup who died in the jaws of a larger canine. Comments (13)

Wildlife advocates clean up harmful debris around Prospect Park’s lakeside

Park Slope: A group of nature-lovers got down and dirty in Prospect Park on Saturday to help keep the wildlife of Brooklyn’s backyard out of harm’s way. Comments (2)

Clones win in ninth

The Ride: Last-inning rallies are becoming commonplace for our beloved Boys of Summer. Comments (1)

Thousands turn out for Smith Street ‘Funday’ fest

Event: Smith Street bustled with handcrafters, independent designers, renowned restaurateurs, eclectic artisans and an estimated 50,000 frolickers on June 22 during the annual ‘Funday Sunday’. Comment

Monday, June 24, 2013

Papa, don’t preach! Williamsburgers want weekend preacher to turn it down

Williamsburg: A group of Brooklynites are banding together to try to quiet down a street preacher whose bombastic, amplified sermons have annoyed them for years. Comments (83)

To infinity and Biondi! Cyclones win in 13

The Ride: The Cyclones used another ninth inning rally to send the game into extra innings for the second-straight night, but this time the team pulled it out in 13, 4–3. Comments (2)

Mural of the story!

Dyker Heights: Talk about leaving your mark! Comment

Yo, Adrian! Paulie loses in split decision, belt goes to non-Brooklyn boxer

Paulie Malignaggi believes he should still be champion — but the judges said otherwise. Comments (3)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Cyclones rally in ninth, but lose in 10

The Ride: That headline pretty much sums up last night’s game, but Donnelly’s got something to say about his pitchers’ inability to throw the ball over the plate. Comment

Demonstrators protest closing of LICH emergency room to ambulances

Health: More than 100 angry, screaming residents demanded that Governor Cuomo reverse the closure of Long Island College Hospital’s emergency room to ambulances during a June 22 rally at LICH playground. Comment

Cyclones’ newest player is good with mechanics of the game

The Ride: Brooklyn Cyclones fans got their first look as a robotic pitcher threw out the celebratory first pitch for opening night at MCU Park Thursday. Comment

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Comeback! Clones win with four late runs

The Ride: The Cyclones erased an early 2–0 deficit and beat the Aberdeen IronBirds to even up their season record at 2–2. Comment

Carnivores Devour Dinosaur, barbecue that is.

Dining: Brooklyn’s barbecue-loving carnivores praised the smoked meat gods when renowned restaurant chain Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opened its first borough outpost in Gowanus last week. Comments (1)

Deals abound at borough’s newest restaurant week

Breaking Chews: The first ever Bushwick Restaurant Week spotlighted 35 bars and restaurants in the quickly-gentrifying neighborhood where a new establishment seems to open every week. Comments (1)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Judge: LICH leadership breaking law by closing ER to ambulances

Cobble Hill: State officials broke the law when they shut down the emergency room to ambulances at Long Island College Hospital, says the judge who demanded the money-bleeding hospital continue to service the community. Comments (10)

Witch church? The one in Bushwick

The Greatest Story Ever: The Borough of Churches’ latest addition is a group of pagan women who have set up a Wiccan church in Bushwick that is routinely holding ceremonies based on celestial beings and menstrual cycles. Comments (12)

Police seek duo for gupoint robbery on Smith St.

Boerum Hill: Cops are on the hunt for a man and woman they say may have robbed a Boerum Hill man at gunpoint on June 14. Comments (7)

Bay Ridge Community Council celebrates community pillar at annual dinner

Event: The Bay Ridge Community Council singled out James McHugh, one of the area’s native sons, for its 2013 Civic Award. Comments (1)

Season’s greetings! Slope’s Festa Junina celebrates winter in South America

Event: A group of moms brought a little piece of South America to Park Slope last weekend. Comment

For openers, a win!

The Ride: The Cylclones finally got into the win column Thursday night with a 3–0 win over the Aberdeen IronBirds. Comment

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wild pitch — Joe Torre’s daughter saves child on Third Avenue

Awesome: Her father first made a name for himself as a catcher — now she has too! Comments (2)

Cyclones drop second straight to open season

The Ride: The Evil Empire of the New York-Penn League have taken the first two games from our beloved Cyclones. Comment