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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sketchy characters: W’burg animation fest features hand-drawn hosts

Cinema: They’re Brooklyn’s Beavis and Butthead! Comment

Monday, June 2, 2014

Un-brew-sual: Rare Beer Fest features strange suds

Dining: Brooklyn Brewery will host 26 breweries from around the state, all offering up their weirdest, most hard-to-find concoctions. Comments (2)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Where to GO next week!

Nightlife: Catch new flicks at the Brooklyn Film Fest, tell funny stories at the Moth story slam, compete in a retro “Mario Kart” contest, see R&B legends play for free, and other things to do in Brooklyn May 30–June 5. Comment

Time after time: Borough-made film features Brooklyn time-traveler

Cinema: Forget the stereotype of Brooklyn newcomers moving in from the Midwest — the protaganist of this film is an immigrant from 400 years in the future. Comments (3)

Bartoonist has grape expectations

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist stops to smell the rosè at Park Slope wine bar Brookvin. Comment

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Electric lady lands: Celebrate Brooklyn! blasts off with Janelle Monae

Music: The mothership is landing in Prospect Park. Comment

Show some skin: ‘Live’ tattoo shows at Bushwick Open Studios

Art: Call it tattoo performance art. Comment

Do the hustle with The Brooklyn Paper!

Page 1: No, not the dance, silly! When we say hustle, we mean making sure we’re covering all the bases, asking the right questions, and getting the answers our readers demand. This, of course, should not be confused with bustling, which is similar, but different. That’s not to say we would be upset if you accused us of hustling and bustling, as that is what we suspect our reporters are doing out there on the beat every day. Well, no matter what you call it, we just hope you keep doing it, Brooklyn! Comment

Father-Daughter vs. Mother-Son

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if he’ll think of his kid like his mother thinks of him. Comment

Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club gives the gift of life to a Haitian boy

Kevens Loctomar, 5, is returning home to Haiti with the hole in his heart repaired, thanks to generous members of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club, and Gift of Life International. The pair’s collaboration brought Kevens to the U.S. for free heart surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. Comment

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Deal undone! State axes LICH talks with Peebles, turns to Cuomo donor

Hospitals in Crisis: The state gave would-be-Long-Island-College-Hospital developer Peebles Corporation the boot on Wednesday, moving on to negotiate with its first choice to take over the medical campus, a company with financial ties to Gov. Cuomo. Comments (12)

Cut! Prospect Park film fest takes 2014 off

A short-film festival that took over Prospect Park’s Nethermead in 2013 won’t return this year, organizers said. Comments (2)

City to lovebirds: Lock it off!

Downtown: Roads honchos say the increasingly popular tourist practice of affixing so-called “love locks” to the Brooklyn Bridge is not only a blight but a menace to motorists. Comments (9)

Emergency fume! LICH advocates say ‘ER’ is just a clinic

Hospitals in Crisis: The shell of the Cobble Hill institution is supposed to continue taking emergency-room walk-ins after a settlement reached in court last week, but anti-hospital-closure advocates say an emergency room with no attached hospital is little more than a glorified walk-in clinic. Comments (4)

Bidding farewell to Fantasia

Crown Heights: The beloved and majestic albino Burmese python who captivated visitors to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum died at age 20. Comment

Coming to you live from … industrial Bushwick? Livestream’s map quest confuses

Williamsburg: Not only is Bushwick the new Williamsburg, but a tech company is claiming the old Williamsburg is now a part of its in-vogue neighbor, city designations be damned. Comments (6)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our 2014 ‘Women of Distinction’ were the toast of the town at El Caribe Country Club

Photo Galleries: Brooklyn’s “Women of Distinction” received trophies and tributes at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin on May 21. See our slideshow of the night’s festivities. Comment

Livestream to occupy 3rd Ward

Williamsburg: The internet company that helped the Occupy Wall Street movement broadcast its every move to the world is moving into the Williamsburg space formerly home to a do-it-yourselfer center that closed abruptly in October. Comment

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Awesome: A special holiday message from your pals at The Brooklyn Paper. It’s short and sweet because we, like all of Brooklyn, know how to celebrate. Comment

It’s Memorial Day! And this is the best thing we ate this week!

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Look, you can’t have Memorial Day without barbecue, so this review of a life-altering rib is totally apropos! Comment

Sunday, May 25, 2014

What the El! Train tracks attack Carmine!

Sunday Screech: Carmine once again cheats death, this time on 86th Street. He is a legend! Comments (6)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Federal preservationists: Navy Yard floats our boat

Fort Greene: The Brooklyn Navy Yard, where new arts and industrial facilities are opening at a rapid clip, has landed a berth on the National Register of Historic Places. Comments (1)

Spurned Rebar couples: Where is Johnny Law?

DUMBO: Couples who booked weddings at the Dumbo venue Rebar and were burned by its sudden closing are clamoring for someone to hold the owner responsible, but they say police won’t even take a report. Comments (4)

Fun in the sun — and the shade

Brooklyn Heights: Check out the just-opened new sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment

In tent city! Williamsburg park gets a tepee

Williamsburg: We knew the neighborhood was missing something. Comment

VIDEO: Attempted arborcide on Fifth Avenue

Bay Ridge: Call him a tree thugger! Comments (2)

High-tech venue to book low-draw bands

Music: Get ready to hear some of the most crisp, resounding guitar chords ever played in Williamsburg, and don’t expect to recognize the people doing the strumming. Comment

Bartoonist plays the field in Williamsburg

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist stops by a cavernous new sports bar and learns what people mean when they say they are going to “go watch the game.” Comment

In case you missed it: Sources say pol in plot to privatize Brighton’s beach

Will’s Watch: Sources say that Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz (D–Brighton Beach) is trying to broker a deal that would permit the swank, beachfront Oceana Condominiums to take over a section of the public shore — which they say explains the pol’s opposition to the high-rise public toilets the city is building in front of the complex. Read all about it over at BrooklynDaily.com. Comment

Photo exhibit celebrates Coney’s iconic countenance

It’s the face of the People’s Playground. Comment

Party the American way

Bay Ridge Nights: It’s Memorial Day Weekend — and our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com know how to make it one to remember! Comment

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Agreement: LICH dead, but emergency room will limp on

Hospitals in Crisis: UPDATED WITH VIDEO: The last patient will be hauled out at midnight tonight, the state said. Comments (7)

Cops: Williamsburg man hurt surfing donut-truck

Williamsburg: A man was seriously injured on Wednesday morning when he tried to hitch a ride on the back of a moving Dunkin’ Donuts delivery truck, police said. Comment

Williamsburg–Rockaway party bus announces it won’t run just in time for summer

Williamsburg: Fortunately for beach bums there is at least one other private bus line running a beer-friendly route to the beach. Comments (4)