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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Conversation with Swamp Thing

Comic book characters live and die by the writers who are trusted with their fates. Comment.

‘Eat cops! Need a dining recommendation? Ask an officer

Cops know the ins and outs of every neighborhood in Brooklyn — so it’s no surprise they know where to find the best grub. Comments (6).

Ground on fire

Take a walk on the warm side. Comment.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Music to time travel to

Music: Some songs are perfect for the car stereo — but this Brooklyn band performs music meant to be blasted in a time machine. Comment.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lit flicks: Comic readings of movie novelizations

Park Slope: They might be movie classics — but literary masterpieces they ain’t. Comment.

FIRST LOOK: Renderings show the future of the Domino Sugar factory

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The new owner of the Domino Sugar factory revealed its billion-dollar vision for the iconic Williamsburg site, calling for massively tall and architecturally bold skyscrapers that would redefine Brooklyn’s skyline. Comments (43).

Sunday, March 3, 2013

FYI: Carmine says people should say what they mean, and mean what they say

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher unloads letters that mean nothing, and he honors BWECC!’s couple of the year! Comments (1).

Friday, March 1, 2013

Booze clues: Bistro wins holy war over church using pet store as evidence

Prospect Heights: Let there be booze! Comments (8).

Original gentrifiers: Eat and drink like our Dutch forefathers at city’s oldest house

The Dutch were into fresh bread, local beer and farm-raised pork belly before it was cool. Comments (26).

Red Hookers share their Sandy stories in oral history project

Red Hook: Residents and merchants of Hurricane Sandy-slammed Red Hook can share their stories about the storm — and help their neighborhood the next time disaster strikes. Comments (1).

Hey Peej, bring Brook back

Front Court: The All-Star break broke Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez. Comment.

Joe is anything but average: No Nets sub can cover for Johnson

Back Court: Does Joe Johnson mean more to the Nets than Deron Williams? Comment.

Brooklyn rides free

Weekend Watch: It’s the rarest of rare moments: Manhattan — not Brooklyn — is getting hell on rails this weekend. So stay off the trains if you decide to cross the West River this weekend. Comments (2).

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

LICH-EROO! State wanted to save hospital before killing it

Cobble Hill: The state wanted to save Long Island College Hospital and kill another beleaguered medical institution in Flatbush — before it approved the exact opposite. Comments (11).

The Bay Ridge 500 — Fourth Avenue a racetrack south of Gowanus Expressway underpass

Bay Ridge: The Gowanus Expressway underpass is a green light for motorists heading into Bay Ridge on Fourth Avenue to put their foot on the gas, an investigation by this paper found — and some residents argue it’s time for police to put the brakes on the roadway’s rubber-burners. Comments (62).

Brooklyn Buddha

Gowanus: Eddie Pepitone has struggled to find happiness his entire life. Comment.

Same clean results, now organic: Soap-maker helps you craft an all-natural bar

Greenwood Heights: Make your own soap from scratch like the early pioneers did — plain, unadulterated, and not loaded with phony fragrances. Comment.

It means so much to be honored like this

Page 1: Thank you, thank you so much. We just can’t believe we’re really up here right now. Okay, first off we need to thank Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg for inventing the printing press, and Cai Lun for coming up with paper. We really wouldn’t be here tonight if it wasn’t for them. We need to say thank you to the readers — all the people who read. You guys inspire us everyday, so keep at it. And thank you to Brooklyn — there’s nowhere like it in the world and we are proud to be its hometown paper. Wait, are they playing the music already? Okay, we’ll keep it short — thanks to everyone out there who keeps hustlin’ in Brooklyn! Comment.

Brooklyn: Where dolphins go to die

Link: A baby dolphin was found washed up on the beach off the Coney Island Boardwalk on Saturday, and despite the best efforts of a good Samaritan, the poor creature passed away on the beach, according to witnesses. Comment.

Kids, dogs, and letting go of the leash

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie compares raising her kids to raising her dog. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Bankruptcy may do what Prohibition couldn’t: Stop the beer from flowing at P.J. Hanley’s

Changing Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s oldest watering hole could go the way of the trolley car after it is sold at auction next month. Comments (15).

Science and art museum proposed for North Brooklyn waterfront

Art: Eureka! Comments (37).

FEMA extends aid deadlines

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has again extended deadlines for post-Sandy assistance. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Part or parcel: Property puzzle as eatery vies to serve booze near church

Prospect Heights: It’s the separation of church — and real estate! Comments (12).

Flea jumps: Artisan and food markets move to East River State Park

Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Flea and its Smorgasburg food bazaar will move to East River State Park in a one-block shift that will transform a waterside green space into an artisan shopping mecca on Saturdays and Sundays. Comments (9).

Assemblyman Dov Hikind dons blackface for Purim

The Assemblyman defended the decision on a blog post claiming, “It’s Purim,” before partially apologizing at a hastily organized press conference yesterday afternoon. Comments (54).

American hotel

Books: A photographer and writer team — the latter a former Brooklyn Paper arts editor and Steely Dan correspondent — have produced a book of photo essays on the lives of newly arrived immigrants fleeing from famine, war, and persecution. Comments (1).

Enter the matrix: Hackers get together for marathon session in Bushwick

Art: You’ve touched a computer, you’ve talked to a computer, but have you fed one food? Comments (1).

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

Bloody Clinton Street death an accident abetted by illness, husband claims

Carroll Gardens: A Carroll Gardens woman who died Saturday after she was found bloody and unconscious in her Clinton Street brownstone fell and hit her head on the kitchen floor because she was weak from illness, according to her husband. Comments (10).

Brooklyn wins again!

We’ve got Miss America — and we’ve got America’s best supporting actress! Comments (1).

Fatal crash in Brooklyn Heights: Pedestrian killed when pickup jumps curb

Mean Streets: A 48-year-old Brooklyn Heights woman died Friday after a pickup truck slammed into her on a sidewalk on Clinton Street, police said. Comments (10).

Big BIDness on Washington Avenue! Merchants weigh tax to cover street improvements

Prospect Heights: Merchants on a neglected Prospect Heights avenue say business will boom if the street becomes more clean, lively, and organized — and they want to start collecting an annual fee from all landlords on the thoroughfare to make it happen. Comments (3).

Cops hunt Clinton Hill gunman

Clinton Hill: Cops are asking for help collaring a gunman who shot a man in Clinton Hill earlier this month. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Oh G! MTA to study ‘Brooklyn Local’

Transit: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will conduct a comprehensive review of the G train, raising hopes that improvements to the maligned line won’t be far behind. Comments (8).

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Higher meter rates pitched for Atlantic, Court, Smith

Finding parking in Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, and Brooklyn Heights will get more expensive — and hopefully easier — under a city proposal that calls for jacking up meter rates to curb spot-hogging drivers. Comments (32).

A full house: Here’s your chance to play poker against Ira Glass

Park Slope: On this episode of “This American Life,” playing poker with Ira Glass. Comments (5).

New eateries coming to Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Attention foodies: Brooklyn Bridge Park will be stuffed dining options this summer. Comments (4).

Windsor Terrace wins! Walgreens to share former Key Food space with Key Food

Windsor Terrace: A new, smaller Key Food will open in the Prospect Avenue space where a beloved Key Food closed last summer, marking a huge win for Windsor Terrace activists who threatened to boycott the incoming drugstore tenant if their grocery needs went unmet. Comments (14).

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