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Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Jilted jokesters

They’ve been rejected by Hollywood — and love. Comment.

La Gringa Taqueria to host screening of ‘Romeo + Juliet’ on Valentine’s Day

Cinema: Nothing says “I love you” like tacos and dual suicide. Comments (10).

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

It’s the house special

Dining: New restaurant Battersby is fine dining in the living room. Comment.

Feel Disney on Ice!

Kids from Helen Keller Services for the Blind got to truly experience the Barclays show Comments (4).

King’s County fair

Music: Roosevelt Dime to headline country music festival. Comments (3).

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Man alive! Sovereign Bank didn’t listen to Carmine!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine pretty much writes the same column he wrote last week — only better! Comments (4).

RECAP: Dolphin swims into Gowanus Canal, meets its end

Cleaning Our Waterways: We usually don’t do this, but we’re re-running Friday’s dolphin story, updated for our Sunday morning audience. Comments (31).

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Dumb love

Art: Sometimes, all you need is stupid. Comments (15).

Granny power! New book highlights activist grandmothers

Books: They don’t call her grand for nothing. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

From Craigslist to the book list

Cobble Hill: Writer Rebecca Dana pens her first book, inspired by a unique living situation with a jujitsu-practicing rabbi she met through, where else? Craigslist. Comments (4).

Tech mate! DUMBO’s tech incubators hatch the next generation of boro entrepreneurs

DUMBO: Forget storks: this is where techies come from. Comments (2).

Peace and quiet! Ridge religious groups hold candlelight vigil for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bay Ridge: Dozens of Ridgites gathered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Monday to remember Dr. King, Jr. and pray for peace. Comments (1).

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Artist invading Boerum Hill

Boerum Hill: Forget Buswhick, artists now prefer family-friendly Boerum Hill Comments (12).

‘The Suit’ at BAM

Theater: Apartheid-era South Africa is the true leading character in this tale of a husband and wife torn apart. Comment.

The godfather of news

Page 1: We believe in news. News has made our fortune. And we deliver you that news each week in the American fashion — on a big giant piece of paper. But now, you have made other friends. They are not newspapers. You go to the movies with them, stay out late, tweet and like. We don’t protest. We’ve known each other for many years, and understand that someday, the need will arise and you’ll seek out our counsel. So now you are here. You want the news. We offer it to you — for free. It is an offer you can’t refuse. Keep hustlin’ Brooklyn. Comment.

City moves on Borinquen traffic slowdown

Mean Streets: The Department of Transportaion is finally doing something to make a deadly road in Williamsburg — where three people have been killed in the last two years — safer for non-cars. Comments (13).

‘Major’ problem: How can my daughter get into college if she doesn’t have a speciality?

The Dad: This week, The Dad worries that his daughter’s love of all things will affect her ability to get into a good college. Comments (1).

Hop on the Brooklyn Bandwagon

Nets: The season series with the Manhattan Knicks is over, and the winner is clear: Brooklyn. Check our columnists reasons why you need to start rooting for the Nets today.

Uh-huh. It is certainly time to hop on the Brooklyn Bandwaggon

Back Court: Hop on the Brooklyn Bandwagon. Comment.

Yes, it is time to hop on the Brooklyn Bandwagon

Front Court: I challenged Brooklynites to switch allegiances from the Manhattan Knicks to your Brooklyn Nets in November, but I also understand this easier said than done (horrible Knicks’ mismanagement notwithstanding). But after Monday’s Martin Luther Kind Day regular season finale between the two rivals, the choice is clear: Brooklyn is where it’s at. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

The check is in the app: DUMBO techy says he’ll zip you out of the restaurant

DUMBO: Get rid of a waiter? There’s an app for that. Comments (10).

Albanese: Bloomberg failed city schools

The former Bay Ridge councilman, who is looking to replace Mayor Bloomberg, says he will do better than hizzoner at the negotiating table. Comments (6).

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Parking perk poached: No more free parking for community board chairs

Chairs of community boards will have to park like the rest of us humble folk, after City Hall pulled their freebie parking permits. Comments (52).

Fantasy team! Cyclones to host Te’o-inspired ‘Fictitious Friday’

The Ride: Mark the date! Expect a night of “real” fun when the Brooklyn Cyclones lampoon sports stars on June 21. Comments (2).

Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Jeffries: If push comes to shove, I will ‘get Brooklyn’ on Rep. Paul Ryan

When you’re the new guy trying to get respect in the big House, you go after the craziest person in there. For freshman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D–Fort Greene), that man is Rep. Paul Ryan (R–Wisconsin). Comments (11).

This will be one Rad party: It’s Gilda’s night in Williamsburg

Cinema: To help remind us that “it’s always something,” Williamsburg screening room Videology will show a retrospective of comedian Gilda Radner’s work from her Saturday Night Live days during the 1970s and 1980s. Comments (3).

Parkside plaza a possibility, if neighbors will fund maintenance

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: The city has finally agreed to build a plaza outside the Parkside Avenue Q station — but the neighborhood activists who have long fought for the public space will be the ones footing the bill. Comments (6).

C notes for Slope music school: Amy Winehouse charity gives $25K

Park Slope: The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is singing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse after the Grammy-winning crooner’s parents donated $25,000 to the Park Slope arts academy. Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Fairway is coming our way!

Red Hook: The storm-slammed Red Hook grocery store will reopen soon, supermarket honchos say. Comments (9).

Golden under the gun — Brooklyn Republicans blast GOP pol for assault rifle vote

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn Republican leaders are up in arms over state Sen. Marty Golden’s support for New York’s tough new gun law. Comments (18).

Miss America is leaving the borough!

Checkin’ in with: But Mallory Hagan, Brooklyn’s latest success story, promises she will be back. Comments (1).

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Brooklynites toss old electronics at e-waste recycling drive

Gowanus: That giant desktop computer and 17-inch monitor you bought in 2003: $2,200 Comment.

Neighbors fight to protect Brooklyn Heights Cinema

Brooklyn Heights: Preservationists are rallying to save the Brooklyn Heights Cinema from the wrecking ball, claiming the squat Henry Street building contributes to the neighborhood no matter its use. Comments (13).

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