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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Manhattanites trek to post-industrial Greenpoint for a night out at Glasserie

Dining: The most surprising thing about Glasserie does not have to do with the inventive menu or carefully designed dining room. No, the biggest stand-out when I arrived was how many suit-and-tie-wearing Manhattanites were eating dinner on a deserted stretch of Greenpoint waterfront. I figured that, whatever it was that brought these well-heeled types out to dine in a former glass factory, it must have been good. Comments (9)

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Drop and give me 20 slip stitches! Craft boot camp coming to Greenpoint

Greenpoint: “If you ladies leave my island,” an instructor might say at the upcoming intensive craft training, “If you survive my training, you will be a minister of craft praying for yarn.” Comments (19)

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Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Editor’s picks: What to do this weekend

Art: Stumped about where to go for a good time this week? Don’t worry, The Brooklyn Paper has you covered. Comment

All the right notes! Ditmas Park pub-guitar store strikes a chord

Art: Brooklyn is already home to a combination yoga studio and bar, a bike shop that doubles as a boozy cafe, and Barcade, but it turns out it was missing a place where guitar lovers could shop vintage axes while pouring back pints. Comments (9)

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

My big, fat Greek Cultural Festival!

Bay Ridge: The 10th-annual Greek Cultural Festival on Ridge Boulevard drew thousands of Greek-Americans and Hellenophiles from around the five boroughs between Sept. 20 and 22— and even garnered visitors from as far away as Florida and Detroit. Comment

Bartoonist wants a whiskey soda, hold the soda

Bar Scrawl: The wings at the Whiskey Soda Lounge are amazing, but the namesake drink gets the ratios wrong, according to our cartooning bar critic. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

How soon is November? English record royalty Rough Trade opening a store in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Selling records is certainly a rough trade in 2013, but that is not stopping an English company from opening a vinyl outlet in Williamsburg, even as other neighborhood purveyors are packing up their wax. Comments (12)

Child struck in Midwood

Midwood: A man driving a speeding van mowed down a 12-year-old boy crossing Bedford Avenue on Tuesday night, sending the boy to the hospital in critical condition. Comments (6)

Lambchopped! Lamborghini cut in half in Mill Basin accident

Is this Mill Island, or the Daytona 500? Comments (5)

Nature-loving city slickers camp out in Prospect Park

City-dwellers craving a taste of the great outdoors got to rough it when they spent a night camping out in Prospect Park on Saturday. Comments (9)

The Brooklyn Paper: Staying the course

Page 1: Sure, maybe this wasn’t the way we planned for things to work out. But you know, sometimes you just have put on those blinders, block out all the noise and disruptions around you, and keep moving forward. Too many times we were told that it wouldn’t work — that it couldn’t work — but here we are, back again this week, making sure we keep you hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

He’s got questions, and I don’t have answers

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie ponders the big questions that little kids ask. Comments (6)

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Public enemies! Squadron and James square off at public advocate debate

Politics: I know you are but what am I? Comments (7)

Board spanks Marty’s Childs play

Borough President Markowitz’s controversial plan to convert Coney Island’s historic Childs Building into a concert venue was trashed by residents during a public hearing for the second time in a week on Monday night. Comments (11)

Prospect Park trashed again after Nickelodeon kids fest, park lovers say

Meadows of Shame: A Nickelodeon extravaganza in Prospect Park last weekend further wrecked a massive meadow in the heart of Brooklyn’s backyard, claim park regulars who say that the beloved field has endured too much abuse from big-ticket events. Comments (26)

Save the schnitzel!

Bay Ridge: Forget Oktoberfest — celebrate Schnitztemberfest this weekend by raising a stein to save Bay Ridge’s own German beer hall! Comments (22)

Taste of the town: Famished foodies tear through restaurant samples at food fest

Dining: They came, they ate, and it tasted good. Comment

Brooklyn Heights dog fight! Civic association pits pups against one another in Fido pageant

Fuzzy Brooklyn: The powerful Brooklyn Heights Association finally got licked. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

Biker and driver collide on Third Avenue

Bay Ridge: The streets are running red in Bay Ridge. Comments (38)

‘Les Miz’ comes to Brooklyn!

Bay Ridge: They dreamed a dream — and then it came true! Comments (1)

Slope parents celebrate school opening after their dreams were dashed by redistricting

Parenting: Parents said the opening of PS 118 on Eighth Street at Fourth Avenue is a testament to their efforts after they failed to stop last year’s rezoning of District 15, which dashed their hopes of filling coveted seats in PS 321 and PS 108 with their children. Comments (1)

Shut up and eat! Greenpoint restaurant serves meals in silence

Dining: Picky foodies do not have to worry about patrons talking with their mouths full at this restaurant. Comments (10)

Traffic controller! Community board member has alternate plan for Ridge’s dysfunction junction

Bay Ridge: The intersection of 86th Street and Fourth Avenue is about to become the site of another collision — between the Department of Transportation and Community Board 10 member Allen Bortnick. Comments (35)

To health with it! The Brooklyn street fair gets well

Prospect Heights: There were no funnel cakes or sausage-and-pepper sandwiches to be found at this street fair. Comment

Cops: Man found dead in Prospect Park

Park Slope: Cops found the body of the man, whose name has not been released, lying in a wooded area directly behind the park’s Litchfield Villa, just off of Prospect Park West, on Sunday night, cops said. Comments (7)

Manhattan Beach is the next stop for Broadway queen Faith Prince

Art: Broadway queen Faith Prince has conquered the stage and screen — and now she is set to wow audiences at Kingsborough Community College with her one-woman show. Comment

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

The doctor is in! Mount Sinai’s new Brooklyn Heights clinic hired LICH MDs

Health: The new urgent care center may be a glimpse of the future of borough medicine as hospitals close and more walk-in, extended-hours clinics open. Comments (9)

Companies cleaning up Coney Island Hospital after Sandy bilked workers, state says

The company repairing Coney Island Hospital had to turn its head and cough up more than half a million dollars in back wages after its subcontractors allegedly underpaid their employees, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Sept. 19. Comment

Red Hook raiders! Long Johns reach for their silver to preserve historic barge

Red Hook: Arrrr! Is for Red Hook. Comment

Open sesame! Central Library gets pricey new doors

Books: Notice something different at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library? Good, you shouldn’t. Comments (3)

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

Carmine refuses to dance around the issues, unless he’s teaching dancing

Sunday Screech: You know you can’t help yourself, so just click on the link and enjoy Carmine. Again. Just like you did last week. Comments (6)

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Seeking answers: Carroll Gardens still rattled after Monday violence in busy park

Carroll Gardens: Carroll Gardeners are still rattled days after a mysterious early evening shooting rang out on the heels of a big brawl in Carroll Park. Comments (44)

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Man jumps 20 stories to his death from roof of Gowanus housing project: Cops

Gowanus: The man committed suicide by jumping off the high-rise building between Saint Marks Place and Baltic Street, according to police. Comments (16)