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Monday, May 12, 2014

Train sleuth to tell ghost-train stories at Transit Museum

Brooklyn Heights: This transit buff is digging deep to unearth the secrets of New York’s subway system. Comment

Friday, May 9, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: The Art of Brooklyn Film Fest, Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, double Dutch lessons, foraging in Fort Greene Park, and more things to do in Brooklyn May 9–15. Comment

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Finally, Bar Scrawl is fixed!

Bar Scrawl: Our Bazaar image is now up. So now you can see that there is a little something for everyone at Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar, but its three bars are pretty basic. Take a tour with our drinking cartoonist and critic. Comments (10)

Jailhouse librarian pens book about dispensing prose in the pokey

Books: Kids need books, not jail, the author argues. Comments (3)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Myrtle veggie patch on its way to becoming desert Village

Health: They are the Myrtle Village Greene Preservation Society and they are fighting a drought that the city started just in time for spring. Comments (16)

Williamsburg senior, kids center hangs on with help of pre-K money

Williamsburg: An embattled center for seniors and kids in Williamsburg is getting a shot in the arm from Mayor DeBlasio’s universal prekindergarten program. Comments (2)

Memorial Day Parade fund-raiser rocks Salty Dog

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge rallied for the troops last Sunday. Comment

Sitt-ing vacant: Thor Equities properties dirty and derelict, Coney Islanders complain

Denizens of the People’s Playground complain that Thor Equities — the real estate giant owned by controversial land baron Joe Sitt is giving Coney Island a bad image, and dread another summer of vacant, trash-filled lots at the heart of the amusement district. Comments (2)

Bergen Beach woman invents convertible breast-feeding blanket for modest moms

A Bergen Beach woman is nursing her small business into an empire. Comments (3)

Work stoppage looms for Fearless family

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie considers going on strike. Comments (3)

Home is where the hops are, according to new beer cookbook

Books: A newlywed Brooklyn couple saved a truck-load on beer by making it themselves and are now trying to spread the suds love with an ice-cold, refreshing cookbook. Comment

Read anything good lately?

Page 1: No? So what are you waiting for? Try the latest edition of The Brooklyn Paper. It’s loaded with all the words you love to see transfered from paper and ink to brainwaves, including “Brooklyn,” “Go,” “hipsters,” “entertainment,” “awesome,” “greatest,” “development,” “gentrification,” and, of course, “crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford.” Why? We can’t tell you here, silly! You’ll just have to click and read to find out. And as always, keep hustling, Brooklyn! Comment

nets vs. heat

Nets must dig into the trenches to advance

Back Court: A series three years in the making will come down to how the Nets play in the paint, says our columnist. Comment

Forget Game One, remember the regular season

Front Court: The Nets need to put a horrendous showing in Game One on the shelf and play like they did in the regular season to again beat the Heat. Comment

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nixed LICH developer sues state, claiming chicanery

Hospitals in Crisis: The spurned top bidder for Long Island College Hospital is suing the State University of New York, arguing the state has sabotaged negotiations that would result in the full-service hospital that activists have long rallied for. Comments (4)

Lawsuit: Nursing-home eviction spells death for oldsters

Park Slope: The state okayed the closure of a Park Slope old folks home without stopping to think that its eviction of elderly residents could mean their demise, a lawsuit by angry relatives claims. Comments (6)

Pop goes the festival! Brooklynites to celebrate power pop

Music: These musicians are on a mission to prove that pop can most definitely rock. Comment

Brooklyn’s boat bicentennial is here

Brooklyn Heights: A ferry informative exhibition is coming to the Brooklyn Historical Society this weekend. Comment

Out of the nightclub and into the street

Music: This band plays in the most unexpected places, or at least mostly outside of the standard venues. Comment

Giant sphinx-lady sculpture inside Domino Sugar factory is not-so-sweet relief

Art: This artist is making the inside of the Domino Sugar factory bittersweet, with an emphasis on the bitter. Comments (5)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Super fun on the Superfund! Boat club invites public to ply Newtown Creek

Greenpoint: Members of the North Brooklyn Boat Club served up some summer fun a few weeks early with their first public boat run of the season on Saturday. Comments (9)

Top LICH pitch implodes, leaving luxury developer up next

Hospitals in Crisis: The state has ended negotiations with the developer that won the right to redevelop Long Island College Hospital and is moving on to the runner-up, which plans to dismantle the medical center and build housing in its place. Comments (7)

Beep: Rob Ford could become role model for boro youth

Nets: Borough President Adams wants Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to come talk to Brooklyn children — after he kicks drugs. Comments (5)

Brooklyn outdoors: Camping, hiking, and rowing on Jamaica Bay

Photo Galleries: As warm weather sets in, the Community Newspaper Group’s adventure corespondent scopes out all the outdoorsy fun to be had in Brooklyn’s only national park. Comments (3)

From evangelism to tech evangelism, change afoot in Dumbo

DUMBO: Dumbo is saying so long, Jehovah’s Witnesses, hello, technology. Comments (1)

Flatbush teen and 12-year-old vanished

A young woman and a girl disappeared in Flatbush in late April and have not been seen since, say police, who are asking for the public’s help finding them. Comments (1)

Whale dies near Brooklyn Army Terminal

A 30-foot cetacean beached itself near the Brooklyn Army Terminal early on May 5 — and blew its last breath just a short time later. Comments (2)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Kickstart your heart out, Greenpoint

Greenpoint: Online success-story manufacturer Kickstarter threw itself a house-warming bash at its new Greenpoint headquarters on Saturday. Comment

Suicide on Williamsburg Bridge

Williamsburg: A man jumped to his death from the upper reaches of the span early on Monday morning, snarling traffic and leaving a grisly scene where he landed on the bridge roadway below, police said. Comments (2)

Bang-k call! Bomb threat empties Downtown high school

Students and teachers were seriously freaked out after hearing they were about to be blown to smithereens. Comments (3)

Cyclists take to the BQE for borough-spanning ride

Fitness: They were without a car in the world. Comments (10)

LICH bidder claims state sabotage

Hospitals in Crisis: The developer in talks to take over Long Island College Hospital says it will only hand over the down payment that is due today with a judge watching because the state is trying to sabotage the handoff. Comments (8)

Brooklyn College students win national award for TV news

These student-journalists are making headlines of their own. Comment

On top of Broadway! Beep wants towers along J train tracks

Borough President Adams wants to rezone nearly the entire length of Broadway so that developers can build taller, bigger buildings in exchange for providing so-called “affordable” housing. Comments (17)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Camine’s pal has an iPhoney problem

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher lashes into AT&T for not helping out a friend in need after his grandmother died. Comments (3)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Crown Heights wall collapse crushes cars, traps cat

Crown Heights: A retaining wall collapsed in Crown Heights on Friday morning, crushing three autos and nearly flattening a feline. Comments (4)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Fresh brew! Coney Island Lager and Cafe Grumpy making coffee beer

This brew bubbling between the Coney Island and Newtown creeks will get you buzzed in more ways than one. Comments (9)

A few trains you won’t ‘C’ overnight next week

Transit: The pain is coming into the station for night owls. Comments (1)

Change of address for W’burg craft fair

Shopping: A popular hipster market is moving to Williamsburg Park this year, just down the street from its previous location. Comments (2)

Runners race for special kids

Bay Ridge: About 350 Ridgers turned out last weekend to run and raise money to help special kids at the Harbor Fitness Race for Autism. Comment

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Public advocate: Slow Atlantic Yards construction messes up area’s ‘racial composition’

Atlantic Yards: Letitia James says that developer Forest City Ratner needs to hurry up and build Atlantic Yards before the surrounding area gets any richer and whiter. Comments (26)

State and city put the screws to alleged slumlords

Gov. Cuomo has jumped into a dispute between alleged slumlords and their tenants on the side of the renters. Comments (5)

Crickets, please! Williamsburg guys make protein bars from bugs

Williamsburg: It started with the simple thought that the protein-bar market was a little buggy. Comments (3)