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Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

Post-racial? No way, says documentary

There’s a line forming for a new controversial movie — at the library. Comment.

On thin ice: Rickety Prospect Park rescue ladders a danger, activists claim

Meadows of Shame: Damaged emergency rescue ladders around the banks of Prospect Park’s frozen lake put lives in jeopardy, park watchdogs claim. Comments (5).

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

Wild ride — new documentary takes viewers through tangled Coney revitalization process

Cinema: Will Bredderman: So, congratulations on the film finally opening — but why not in Brooklyn? Comments (3).

Our Bartoonist is on a quest for fire on Smith Smith

Bar Scrawl: We mistakenly failed to post two fantastic Bar Scrawls by our legendary bartoonist Bill Roundy — so we’re righting our wrongs and brightnening your Monday by bundling them together. Enjoy! Comments (2).

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

Henceforth, it is Carmine’s pleasure to serve you

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine changes his tune. Comments (3).

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Lewd laureates

Books: What does $5 get you in a DUMBO cathouse — a poem job. Comments (1).

Koch in black and white

Photo Galleries: We have dug through our massive photo archives and found a bunch of pictures of Mayor Ed Koch, who died today of congestive heart failure at the age of 88. Check them out, and let us know your remembrances on the man who led New York City back from oblivion during his reign as mayor from 1978 until 1989. Comments (8).

Park Slope kids excel at improv

Park Slope: A hip theater company may be training the kids to be the poor struggling actors of tomorrow, but they’re all having a good time doing it. Comment.

True grit at the museum: New sculptures pay tribute to Williamsburg Murals of ’30s

Art: When the going gets tough, the tough get sculpting. Comments (1).

Fender defender! Gentile fights to keep board chair parking perk

Bay Ridge: Councilman Vincent Gentile is gearing up for a head-on collision with the mayor over parking permits for community board chairs — questioning hizzoner’s grip on reality — and civilian parking advocates are on the Bay Ridge pol’s side! Comments (15).

MakerBot moves Downtown

Downtown: The Tech Triangle Initiative, which aims to woo technology companies to Downtown, sites MakerBot’s arrival at Metrotech as a coup. Comments (6).

The F express makes a surprise return!

Weekend Watch: MTA throws a few curves, gives a few gifts for Superbowl weekend. Comment.

From foul to fowl

Bushwick: There will soon be more chickens clucking ironically in Bushwick. Comments (15).

Chocolate maker moving

DUMBO: Parting is such sweet sorrow – especially when it’s Jacques Torres who’s leaving. Comments (1).

Pols lash out at pro-Palestine event at Brooklyn College

A college-sponsored lecture with two prominent Palestinian-rights advocates is ruffling feathers in Flatbush Comments (64).

Middle school spellers

Middle school scholars competed at the Bay Academy’s district-level spelling bee on Jan. 28, with nine E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T students spelling their way to the city-wide championship. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

Owner: Hinsch’s will stay open — later than ever!

It’s Hinsch’s 3.0! Comments (10).

Don’t call it a fake-off: Bakers compete in vegan bake-off

Dining: It may be a vegan contest, but expect the competition to be bloodthirsty. Comments (11).

The first time ever I saw your newspaper

Page 1: Remember the first time you saw a newspaper? Maybe it was laying there silently, sitting on its head, its cute bottom, with its important features, sticking out. Or maybe it was screaming at you from above the fold, demanding your attention now, now, NOW! in hopes that you would never let it out of your sight. And remember the first time you fell asleep with it by your side, the two of you, wondering where the day went as you drifted into slumberland. We remember. And we know that everytime you pick up the latest edition of The Brooklyn Paper, you get that warm, fuzzy feeling all over again. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

The good, the sick, and the Elvis

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures a day of rest might not be so bad. Comments (1).

The bell tolls for the Nets

Nets: It’s February, and the NBA’s schedule makers may have had it in for our Brooklyn boys. There won’t be too many cellar dwellers to pounce on this time of year — only the cream of the crop. Click below to see how our columnists sort it all out.

The Brooklyns tough schedule could prove they belong

Front Court: It wasn’t the best week for Brooklyn. First, this column’s favorite big man, Brook Lopez, was the recipient of the biggest All-Star snub in history, when the coaches selected the heat’s Chris Bosh in his stead. Lopez deserves to be there on his own merit — and not just because Rajon Rondo has pulled a muscle. Comments (1).

February will tell the tale of our Nets

Back Court: The Nets have already defeated tough opponents including the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Indiana Pacers, and the Los Angeles Clippers during the course of this season, leading many Brooklynites to conclude this team is for real. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Whale War One is over! Narwhal Brewery harpooned by Big Beer

Bushwick: Narwhal Brewery gives up the fight with Sierra Nevada but keeps its libation leviathan-themed. Comments (56).

Food co-op in crisis! Seeking funds, Bushwich business may ask members to be more cooperative

Shopping: The Bushwick Food Co-op is considering a plan to charge members $100 to shop at the market. Comments (18).

Hospital may be sold

Cobble Hill: The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center has found a possible cure for its massive financial headache: shutting Long Island College Hospital and selling the property for a cool half-billion. Comments (16).

Water Table: full steam ahead

Dining: The Water Table, a dinner boat that aspiring restaurateur Kelli Farwell plans to dock off of Greenpoint, is going full steam ahead despite falling short of her $60,000 fundraising goal. Comments (2).

Rack Rancor: new city bike rack reveals neighborhood tension in Crown Heights

Crown Heights: The city has taken away a parking space on Franklin Avenue for a bike corral — and some residents are starting a petition to have it removed. Comments (42).

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

G-lightful! MTA to consider service improvements for Brooklyn Local

Save the G: It’s official: Transit bigwigs have finally noticed that the G train is awesome — and that it needs to be awesomer. Comments (15).

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 (9).

Brooklyn DA: No plea deal for drivers in 93 Lounge rundown

Bay Ridge: The drunk drivers who allegedly ran down four other revelers early on New Year’s Day outside a controversial Ridge nightclub won’t get off easy, says Brooklyn’s top lawman. Comments (1).

Moms march against guns

Downtown: The National Rifle Association has a tough new opponent: the Mom lobby. Comments (2).

All the ingredients for a five-star meal

Dining: This Bushwick gourmet start-up takes the shopping out of cooking to help foodies cook like a Top Chef. Comments (1).

Brooklyn bigwigs converge on Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: The biggest names in the borough paid tribute to the growing Bay Ridge Community Council at the civic association’s annual luncheon on Jan. 26. Comment.

Escaped murder suspect nabbed

Park Slope: A Park Slope homicide suspect’s day-long bathroom break is over, police said. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

DA Hynes: Six million counterfeit cigarettes from China seized

Detectives with the Brooklyn district attorney’s office seized more than 30,000 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes from a Borough Park warehouse Thursday night. Comments (6).

Feel Disney on Ice!

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

Green-Wood time capsule yeilds soggy stash

Sunset Park: A time capsule found at Green-Wood Cemetary held a stash of books – all ruined by water damage. Comments (1).

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

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).

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Trading parking spots for potted plants

Mean Streets: Some South Williamsburg residents are wary about a new pedestrian plaza the city plans for Broadway, saying it will make an already-hectic stretch of road even worse. Comments (68).

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

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

The ‘Kings’ is coming back! Really!

Kings County will again have a theater fitting of its name Comments (3).

The dough rises! Leske’s Bakery to open second location in Park Slope

Park Slope: Park Slope is about get a taste of Bay Ridge. Comments (1).

Trains on the brain

Brooklyn Heights: Could you name the world’s highest subway station? Do you know the shape cut out of the last New York subway tokens? Comments (1).

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