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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Little wing: Remote-control plane club holding miniature stunt show

Event: VIDEO: Take a hair-raising flight over Marine Park on the nose of a model plane. Comment

I saw the Stein: Gertrude Stein play brings the weird to Williamsburg

Theater: This play is a tongue-twister and a mind-bender. Comment

Monday, June 23, 2014

Good as Gold: New exhibit of Bklyn street photos — and the art they inspired

Art: The Brooklyn Historical Society is exhibiting snaps by legendary borough street photographer Lucille Fornasieri Gold, alongside the works they inspired by Nell Irvin Painter. Comment

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White noise: Ben Folds will play to crowd dressed all in white

Music: A picnic party fund-raiser at Prospect Park will be be a colorfree affair. Comment

Friday, June 20, 2014

Long-running storytelling night relocates to Brooklyn

Nightlife: The How I Learned Series is headed to Union Hall, where storytellers will regale Park Slopers with tales from the therapists’ couch. Comment

Now batting for the Cyclones, Brooke Lynn

Brooke Lynn at Bat: Get ready, Brooklyn. Our new columnist steps up to the plate, and looks ahead to an exciting Cyclones season. Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: The Mermaid Parade, Shakespeare in Prospect Park, the Celebrate Brooklyn! fest, and more things to do and see in Brooklyn, June 20–26. Comment

Adams: Give kids hobbies, not guns

Adams on Line 1: We sat down with Borough President Adams this month to chat about two of his personal crusades — reducing gun violence and preventing traffic fatalities, not drinking soy lattes and finding the perfect pair of skinny jeans — though his reaction to Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby” did come up in the conversation. Comments (3)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lefferts Gardens anti-tower lawsuit is toast

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A lawsuit to stop the building of a 23-story tower near Prospect Park has been thrown out. Comments (16)

City’s Sandy recovery program is a mom-n-pop flop

The city’s Hurricane Sandy business recovery program is leaving out the little guys. Comment

TromaDance Film Fest screams into Williamsburg

Cinema: The filmmakers behind the cult “Toxic Avenger” movie franchise are bringing their free film festival to Brooklyn for the first time. Comment

So Brooklyn it hurts

Rear-view tattoo! World’s biggest Kentile fan wears Gowanus skyline on his back

The Greatest Story Ever: The Kentile Floors sign may soon be erased from the Gowanus skyline, but it is not coming off of this guy’s back any time soon. Comments (13)

Out on limbs! Tour the rest of Brooklyn through his skin art

Gowanus: This Australian transplant’s tattooed back is not the only homage to Brooklyn on his body. His flesh is a greatest hits compilation of borough iconography. Comment

Knockout queens! B’Heights author pens history of women’s boxing

Books: Women have been boxing for 300 years, and what do they get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! Comment

Positively, Steph will remain positive

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom says she sometimes needs an antidote to all of here negativity. Comments (5)

The Brooklyn Paper: That’s life!

Page 1: That’s what all the people say. You’re ridin’ high in April, you’re shot down in May. But I know I’m gonna change that tune, when I’m back on top, back on top in June. That’s life, I tell ya…I can’t deny it I thought of quitting baby, but my heart just won’t buy it. And if I didn’t think it was worth just one more try, I’d roll myself up in a big ball and die. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

It ain’t easy to throw out a first pitch

Ups & Downs: It’s not just about who wins and loses, it what else happens around the game! Comments (1)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

City gives Methodist expansion a lease on life

Park Slope: The Board of Standards and Appeals green-lighted the New York Methodist Hospital expansion on Tuesday, opening the way for the hospital to build an eight-story, U-shaped outpatient center on Fifth Street, Eighth Avenue, and Sixth Street. Comments (1)

Shack attack! Second Bklyn Shake Shack opens doors in Dumbo

Dining: The high-end fast-food restaurant is shaking up the waterfront food scene. Comments (4)

Brooklyn Bridge love-locks lopped

Downtown: Love doesn’t live here anymore. Comments (15)

Driving the plot: Brooklyn author pens novel about crime-solving cabbie

Books: This writer is no hack — but his main character is. Comments (1)

Where’s Cuomo? 34 days and still no word on LICH

Cobble Hill: We have been calling, e-mailing, tweeting at, and sending faxes to Gov. Cuomo in some combination every day since May 15, asking whether he will step in to reopen Long Island College Hospital so that the future of the neighborhood’s medical service can be secured. We still have not heard back.

Paint he something? Library’s artist in residence on display

Art: Brooklyn Public Library’s contracted creator kicked off a summer exhibition with a fast and furious painting demonstration. Comment

Grand Army blaster: Hundreds of musicians will perform on library steps

Music: Prepare your drums — and your eardrums! Comments (2)

Clones cruise over Renegades

The Ride: Look, we know it’s kinda early to check the standings, but there is a battle for first place going on in the McNamara Division, and it involves our beloved Cyclones. Comment

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Gay day! Gay day! Brooklyn Pride strikes Slope

Event: They went up in flames. Comments (1)

VIDEO: First ride on the Thunderbolt!

Photo Galleries: We rode the lightning and lived to tell the tale. Comments (1)

Brooklyn congratulates the Class of 2014

Photo Galleries: Brooklyn high schools aced graduation day, with joyous ceremonies across the borough. Comment

Errors lead to Cyclones defeat

The Ride: It’s a simple game — you throw the ball; you hit the ball; you catch the ball. Except when you can’t do those things. Comment

Field Day! School takes a break for outdoor fun

Midwood: These kids had a field day — literally! Comment

Seventh Heaven-ue! Festival lines Slope street with 23 blocks of fun

Park Slope: Park Slope residents reached an elevated plane at a Sunday street fair — and we have the photos to prove it. Comment

Monday, June 16, 2014

LICH-Ville Estates is coming

Hospitals in Crisis: Long Island College Hospital is going condo. Comments (14)

Miniature-members only! Smallest penis contest thrills, chills

Nightlife: They were pretty in shrink. Comments (4)

Cyclones split Fathers Day double-header with Yanks

The Ride: It was such a beautiful day for baseball, they played two! And the Cyclones won one! Comment

Green light for bike-friendly Flushing

Mean Streets: The truck route is getting a two-wheeler friendly paint job from Classon Avenue to Queens, but don’t expect actual, separate bike lanes most of the way. Comments (17)

House arrest! Judge puts the brakes on Slope elderly eviction

Park Slope: The seniors facing eviction from their tony Grand Army Plaza nursing home got a brief reprieve on Friday when a judge ordered management to keep the place open, for now. Comments (2)

Kentile Floors sign down but not out

Gowanus: The Kentile Floors sign is dead. Long live the Kentile Floors sign. Comments (4)

It’s time to play LICH Bingo

Hospitals in Crisis: Introducing LICHO — the family game that will keep you engaged with the news while it supplies you with hours of fun! Comments (1)

Atlantic Yards goes Futurama

Atlantic Yards: If you start to build it, they will wildly extrapolate. Comments (11)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

And they’re off! Cyclones take opener!

The Ride: Baseball’s back in Coney Island, and the Cyclones are victorious! Comments (2)

Carmine’s final screech to his beloved sister

Sunday Screech: Look, nobody can say goodbye like Carmine. Comments (5)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sometimes it rains! Cyclones opener washed out

The Ride: Last night’s game against the hated Staten Island Yankees was rained out. But tonight’s game is on! Comment

Soccer down under — Manhattan Bridge overpass

DUMBO: Catch all the World Cup action on the big screen in Dumbo. Comments (1)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Rebar owner agrees to $1M restitution for lovebirds

DUMBO: It’s the big payback. Comments (4)

Puss gets the boot! Feds move to clear feline favela

The feds say a cat shantytown kitty-philes have built in Plumb Beach has got to go — and our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com have the whole story. Comment

Ratner wins prize for best … preservationist?

Atlantic Yards: The developer who destroyed, then built over, big swaths of Brooklyn snagged top honors from a preservationist group this week. Comments (10)

Buzz kill! Roberta’s bees busy but not belligerent

Dining: Rumors of its beehives are greatly exaggerated. Comments (8)

Show Dad a righteous time in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” like a big night out in Bay Ridge, and the new Bay Ridge Nights reporter Max Jaeger has your guide to all the action over at BrooklynDaily.com. Comment

Bogart beckons Beacon’s! High-end thrift shop opens fourth store

Shopping: A hipster thrift store that fled rising rents on Williamsburg’s main drag has set up shop in the industrial other end of the neighborhood. Comments (5)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Rebar owner headed behind bars

DUMBO: The bar owner accused of pocketing $1 million for weddings he knew wouldn’t happen has copped to avoiding taxes and pocketing sales tax proceeds over the course of four years. Comments (6)

Makeover in store for Park Slope eyesore

Park Slope: A crumbling Park Slope hovel may soon be home to high-priced condos. Comments (14)

Flea bitten! Upstart bazaar nipping at Brooklyn Flea’s heels

Shopping: An upstart flea market is gunning for a piece of the tchotchke juggernaut’s market share — and Brooklyn Flea bigs say it is trying to steal their customers and vendors. Comments (2)

Cycling Bushwick DJ killed in crash

Mean Streets: Members of the electronic music and rap scenes are mourning a Bushwick DJ who was fatally struck by a driver while riding his bike on Tuesday. Comments (13)