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Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Cantor can’t stop, won’t stop

Music: Cantor Helfgot is bringing Jewish music to the Barclays Center — and he’s rolling deep with violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Comments (2).

New park brings action-packed amusements — and alcohol — to People’s Playground

A new high-intensity funzone called Big Mark’s Action Park will open this season in Coney Island, featuring a 50-foot rock climbing wall, an obstacle course, a skydiving simulator — and its own bar. Comments (8).

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

Motown goes hardcore

Motown has never been so hardcore. Comments (2).

Gowanus sludge could be made into concrete, added to Red Hook coast

Cleaning Our Waterways: The federal government may turn sludge dredged from the toxic Gowanus Canal into a concrete landmass extending off the shore of Red Hook — and gift that treated terra firma to a neighborhood concrete tycoon. Comments (53).

Giving a sip: Red Hook distillery lets drinkers sample new small-batch whiskey

Event: Next blizzard, don’t get stuck at home with regular whiskey. Comments (4).

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

How is Carmine going to pay for his coffin now?

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine looks for life insurance in all the wrong places. Comments (7).

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

The naked truth

Theater: Who says it’s bad manners to kiss and tell? Comments (1).

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Candy coated couture: Greenpoint jeweler crafts wares from fruit, candy

Fashion: A Greenpoint jewelry studio is taking a page from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Comments (5).

At this bar, the writing is on the walls

Bar Scrawl: Our roving bartoonist heads to a Bushwick bookstore that doubles as a bar. Comments (3).

It’s radio for the eyes!

Event: These performers are giving a face to radio. Comment.

Training days: F line will run fast, skip stops this weekend!

Weekend Watch: Brooklyn demands the trains, and the MTA delivereth them Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Sandy-flooded Brooklynites blast FEMA’s bleach advice

Link: Government advice to use bleach to clean up mold could leave Gerritsen Beachers in a bad spot, experts say. Comments (1).

The play’s the movie!

Theater: It’s a play within a movie within a play. Comment.

Man Man overboard: Pop goes the experimental rock band

Music: Man Man leader Ryan Kattner swears that he’s just trying to write the next great pop song, yet he boasts about how the band’s sound is completely different compared to anything else in contemporary music. Comment.

Lethargic Nets enter All-Star break in need of a break

Front Court: The All-Star game cannot come soon enough for the Nets, who, following the injured Deron Williams’ cue, are really limping into the break. Comment.

Cheer up, Tyshawn! Nets angsty rookie has no reason to feel down

Back Court: Being a professional basketball player seems like a pretty sweet gig, but for most of his rookie season, Nets point guard Tyshawn Taylor’s Twitter account has chronicled a man of constant sorrow. Comments (1).

In a cave in the south of France

Page 1: It began when our neolithic cousins painted each other messages of love, hope, warning, and consternation on the wet, limestone walls of their cave dwellings. Simple sketches of the animals they preyed on and that preyed on them. See the deer. The bear. The rhinoceros. See their messages of passion, of hope, and of despair. Now see our front page. Be quiet and look for moment — behold the stories, the headlines, the photographs, and those awesome shots of the Guns N’ Roses cover bands. Do you feel that? It’s the echoes of our ancestors’ long-forgotten dreams. Reflect for a moment, then get out there and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (2).

Me? Perfect? Perish the thought

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie learns to let go. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Brooklyn now has two all-female Guns N’ Roses cover bands

Music: The battle between Brooklyn’s all-female Guns N’ Roses cover bands is turning into an all-out civil war that’s pitting musical prowess against a---less chaps. Comments (12).

Brooklynites moving to Poconos for cheap real estate, fresh air

Forget East Williamsburg — realtors say the hottest new neighborhood for Brooklynites looking to relocate is East Stroudsburg. Comments (32).

Nets fans getting a Shack attack

Dining: It’s a big win for Nets fans: the beloved burger-and-fries joint Shake Shack announced Tuesday that it will open its second Brooklyn location — this one right across the street from the Barclays Center. Comments (1).

Greenpoint homeless shelter on the move

Greenpoint: A controversial North Brooklyn homeless shelter has found a new home — moving out of the Greenpoint Reformed Church less than three months after it opened. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

Free book boxes keep fiction afloat outside waterlogged libraries

Mini-libraries are letting storm-shattered neighborhoods turn the page on Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Brooklyn Public Library to sell off Boerum Hill’s Carnegie branch

Boerum Hill: The Brooklyn Public Library wants to sell-off the beloved, Carnegie-era Pacific Street branch to escape $9-million in repair costs. Comments (11).

No quarter! Coney arcade kicked out

It’s game over for the Coney Island Arcade. Comment.

Remember when it snowed?

Photo Galleries: The weekend’s majestic snowfall has turned into slush, but through these photos, its glory lives on. Comment.

Sandy disaster loan deadlines extended

The Small Business Administration has extended its deadlines for Sandy-hit small businesses and homeowners to apply for disaster loans — and it’s offering application help from the experts. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Housing planned for DUMBO’s elephant mural building

DUMBO: DUMBO will lose a lot of color and a piece of history if a development company gets permission to level an old graffiti-covered garage to make room for a six-story residential building. Comments (8).

What will happen if Long Island College Hospital closes?

Vox Pop: Long Island College Hospital is dead unless state medical authorities determine that neighbors can’t find quality care elsewhere. So we asked Brooklynites how they feel about plans to close the ailing Cobble Hill facility — and they told us they are worried about what they will do if they slice a finger off. Comments (1).

Ride the Sal-way! Albanese calls for mayor-run transit system

Bay Ridge: Hop on the Sal train! Comments (23).

New life for Kensington lot

Kensington: Developers have released plans for a seven story, 73-unit building on Caton Place. Comments (3).

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

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).

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Long Island College Hospital set to close

Cobble Hill: The board of the State University of New York voted to close Long Island College Hospital after years of financial trouble. Comments (9).

Romance unleashed: Women and their dogs get together for Valentine’s day

Nightlife: Grab your heart-shaped kibbles, there’s puppy love in the air. Comments (6).

Politicians flip-flop on Brooklyn College’s pro-Palestine lecture

Midwood: A heavily publicized Brooklyn College lecture on boycotting Israeli goods didn’t differ much from the run-of-the-mill discussions commonplace at universities around the world — and the borough politicians who turned it into international news wound up looking as impressionable as first-semester freshmen when it was all said and done on Thursday night. Comments (42).

News you can use! Events canceled or postponed by the storm

Here’s an advisory of cancellations around town due to Nor’easter Nemo — if we’ve missed something, please let us know in the comments. Stay warm! Comments (1).

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

Doctors: We have an antidote for Long Island College Hospital’s imminent demise

Cobble Hill: Doctors at Long Island College Hospital say they may have found a way to stave off the facility’s imminent demise — getting the State University of New York to sell the institution to a buyer that will keep it open. Comments (5).

Not so hot spot! Wifi at library’s new technology hub painfully slow

It would be faster using a card catalogue! Comments (7).

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