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Monday, July 15, 2013

Busking in the lime light

Music: Some of the best of the streets and the subways are coming to the stage. Comments (2)

Risque brothers

DUMBO: The circus is in town — but don’t bring the kids. Comments (1)

Don’t take the garbage

Cinema: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — though not legally. Comments (8)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Screecher’s TV won’t work, no matter how hard he hits it

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine considers buying one of those new-fangled televisions — and paying to watch it! Comments (5)

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wood you be my neighbor?

Greenpoint: You won’t hear shouts to get off these lawns — because they’re actually sidewalks. Comments (6)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Beep’s Coney amphitheater plan threatens community garden

Coney Island: Coney Island’s Boardwalk Garden could disappear if Borough President Markowitz’s plan to convert the neighboring Childs Building into a concert venue goes through. Comments (6)

Vampire movie at twilight

Music: Classic “Dracula” gets live soundtrack at outdoor screening under the Prospect Park band shell. Comment

Bartoonist enjoys some breeze and botany

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator checks in on the freshly opened Botanica. Comments (1)

Staying afloat in the big city

Fast & Furious: In life, as in baseball, it’s sink or swim. Comment

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tonight: Methodist unveils expansion plan at public meeting

Park Slope: You might want to head to New York Methodist Hospital tonight if you are interested it what it plans to build — and knock down. Comments (4)

Watch this space: Watchtower unloads six buildings for a song

DUMBO: One of DUMBO’s largest landowners is moving out — and it has sold its property for a song. Comments (29)

Fifteeen arrested for protesting LICH closure in front of SUNY office

Cobble Hill: Fifteen protestors, including Councilman Steve Levin and Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, were arrested July 10 for disorderly conduct at a midtown Manhattan rally to save Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital. Comments (4)

Believe me, Charlie, it’s The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Look, Charlie, ya gotta believe me. Ya gotta see this week’s Brooklyn Paper. Now, Charlie, I know what you’re thinking. But ya gotta trust me this time. Don’t miss it. You don’t want a miss it, Charlie. It very well could be the best one yet. Look, in the past you didn’t believe me, and you remember what happened? You regretted itever since, Charlie. So don’t let that happen again. Get out there and get The Brooklyn Paper, Charlie. And, Charlie, do me one more favor. Keep hustlin’. Comment

Cyclones game postponed; best player sent up

The Ride: Heavy rain postponed the Cyclones’ game against the Auburn Doubledays last night, and it will be picked up today at 5:30, followed by a shortened version of the scheduled game after its conclusion. Comment

Fourth of July picnic celebrates freedom with free rock concert

Event: Brooklyn’s most patriotic neighborhood rang in the 237th anniversary of America’s birth with its sixth annual Fourth of July picnic in Shore Road Park. See our slideshow for all the patriotic fun. Comments (3)

Preparing my girls for a man’s world

The Dad: This week, the Dad explains why he taught his two daughters how to play poker. Comments (1)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ay Caramba! Morton’s empty space to be filled with Mexican restaurant

Dining: Downtown is erupting with Mexican food restaurants. Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, and potentially Chipotle Mexican Grill, will be opening new outposts near Metrotech. Comments (9)

Luna Park’s Astro Tower is taken down amid fears it would fall

Amid fears that the defunct rotating observation tower would topple over, Luna Park and the city on July 4 tore down the pole that stood 270 feet tall. Comments (13)

Biondi is Clones leader on the bases

Ups & Downs: Here’s some news of note about the Cyclone exciting season. Comment

AT&T gives beaches solar-powered charging stations for cellphones

Ladies and gentleman, the sun will now charge your phone — for free. Comments (2)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Booted from Hoboken, historic ferry finds new home in Red Hook

Red Hook: A beloved 107-year-old ferryboat booted out of its Hoboken home on the Hudson River last week has found refuge in Red Hook. Comments (18)

Teens run amok at McCarren Park Pool say cops

Williamsburg: A trio of teenagers were arrested after allegedly causing chaos at McCarren Park Pool on Sunday afternoon. Comments (24)

Drunk man dies on third rail

Williamsburg: A drunk man died early Monday morning when he jumped onto the tracks of the G train to relieve himself and ended up electrocuting himself on the third rail. Comments (4)

Good pitching plus clutch hitting equals Cyclones win

The Ride: The Cyclones exploded for a three-run second inning and then scored a tie-breaking run in the eighth to stop Lowell’s comeback attempt to pick up the team’s third-straight win. Comment

Nets will play Hawks in London

Nets: Brooklyn will play a regular season game against the Atlanta Hawks January 16 in London’s O2 Arena as part of the NBA Global Games. Comment

Monday, July 8, 2013

Jet ski mishap ends in double drowning on Independence Day

A man and woman drowned Independence Day following a jet ski accident in the waters north of Kaiser Park. Comments (7)

Heroic hurlers deliver shutout

The Ride: The Cyclones’ pitching came through for the second straight night and the Brooklyn Boys of Summer beat the Lowell Spinners 3–0 for their second shutout of the season. Comment

Thousands celebrate the Fourth in Coney

Photo Galleries: Thousands of people from all over swarmed Coney Island to celebrate the Fourth on Thursday by eating at Nathan’s, playing in Luna Park, and escaping the heat with a dip in the water. Comments (2)

Cop busted for driving drunk Downtown on Independence Day

Mean Streets: An off-duty cop was arrested Downtown for getting behind the wheel after allegedly boozing it up on the Fourth of July, cops said. Comments (4)

Swingin’ Sixties center gets funding, but may still close

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s Swingin’ Sixties Senior Center may have caught a reprieve thanks to new funding provided by the City Council — but that stay of execution might end in September, because the city has canceled the center’s lease. Comment

Cops hunt thieves in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: The 68th Precinct released a pair of “Wanted Posters” depicting two suspected criminals — one wanted for burglary, the other for shoplifting. Comment

Fashionable European retailer H&M opens store in Fulton Mall

Shopping: Last week, nazzy European retailer H&M became the newest addition to this once-blighted strip of Downtown near the intersection of Bridge Street. Comments (3)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Biondi has big night as Clones win

The Ride: Patrick “To Infinity and” Biondi had a humongous night, with three runs and two RBIs and the Cyclones’ pitching retired 12-straight batters to preserve the win. Comment

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Last-place Cyclones lose again

The Ride: So far this year, a winning steak for the Cyclones is one game. Comments (2)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fill’er up! New fountains in Prospect Park let water-lovers top-off bottles

Park Slope: Brooklyn’s backyard plans to replace some standard drinking fountains with six new fountains specifically designed to fill up bottles to the top. Comments (6)

Famed Marco Polo Ristorante celebrates 30 years in business

Dining: To celebrate three decades of surviving the borough’s rapidly changing landscape, Carroll Gardens’ famed Marco Polo Ristorante threw a 30th anniversary dinner on June 20 for nearly 100 loyal customers. Comments (7)

Distraught LICH nurses turn to yoga, zumba to keep morale up

Health: The New York State Nurses Association is asking yoga instructors, zumba teachers, and others to share skills or their area of expertise in order to boost the moral of the hospital’s caregivers. Comments (13)

Chestnut shatters records at Nathan’s Hot-Dog-Eating contest

Awesome: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut set a new standard in sports when he ate 69 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Comments (7)

NY Liberty players take 35 underprivileged kids to children’s musuem

Event: New York Liberty players took a break from basketball on June 18 to take 35 underprivileged youngsters to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Comments (7)

Fourth flame-out: Cyclones burned by IronBird’s bat

The Ride: Aberdeen outfielder Hector Veloz blasted homers in the second and fourth innings, driving in four runs, to lead the IronBirds to a 5–1 Fourth of July trouncing of the Cyclones. Comments (2)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

69!: Chestnut breaks record!

Awesome: Joey Chestnut has done the unthinkable: He ate 69 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, annihilating his previous record of 68. Comments (2)

Clones break losing streak with win over Yanks

The Ride: Thank goodness! The Cyclones finally win a game. Comment

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cyclone, Luna Park shut down, may remain closed July 4

Luna Park, which operates the iconic Cyclone roller coaster, was closed late July 2 and will remain closed until Independence Day morning — and possibly longer — as crews inspect and seek to stabilize the defunct Astro Tower. Comments (3)