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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Level 10 bard: New show combines tabletop gaming with musical theater

Theater: Call it dungeons and dragons and duets. Comment

A showcase of Americana music — minus the America

Music: The musicians at this show might hail from abroad, but their tastes are strictly down home. Comment

Monday, July 7, 2014

Brooklyn, stand up

Flying high: Rapper CJ Fly is ready for take-off

Music: The Bedford-Stuyvesant artist will share a stage with Jay Electronica and Raekwon at this year’s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Comment

Highlights from 10 years of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Music: Founder Wes Jackson looks back his favorite moments from the festival’s first decade. Comment

Map quest: Navigate Brooklyn’s past via old maps

Event: Time travel might not be possible yet, but this could be the next best thing. Comments (2)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Blue streak! Carmine has a brand-new set of wheels

Sunday Screech: Out with the old Tornado and in with the new — specially picked out to match the logo of this column. Comments (1)

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Bartoonist gets a taste of the islands

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator enjoys rum and slushies at Crown Heights Caribbean bar Glady’s. Comment

Pitchers a hit! Cyclones hurlers hitting their stride

Brooke Lynn at Bat: Now if only Brooklyn’s home team would step up its batting game. Comments (1)

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, patriotic films, a Mariah Carey musical, and more things to do and see in Brooklyn, July 4–9. Comment

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Restitution vs. retribution in Rebar owner case

DUMBO: The state is saying, “Pay up.” But burned couples aren’t quitting calling for the Dumbo bar’s owner to wind up in the clink. Comments (1)

The Fourth fires up in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: BrooklynDaily.com’s Bay Ridge guru knows all the best Fourth of July parties happening in the Ridge. Comment

Ocean brews: A new beer fest is brewing in Coney Island

Dining: Get beer-sodden by the sea! Comment

Spinning the story: Cobble Hill author chronicles rare record collectors

Books: This book is the vinyl word on lovers of 78 RPM records. Comment

The sky is falling

Page 1: A little maintenance goes a long way, but nobody throws parades for politicians when the ceiling at City Hall is still standing 50 years down the road, nor do investigators dig into the minutes of budget negotiations from the last century to find someone to blame when it collapses. So invest in a hard hat and some running shoes and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Sometimes it’s fine to be fine

Fearless Parenting: In this week’s Fearless Parenting column, Stephanie’s fear is a fixture, and maybe something she shouldn’t instill in her kids. Comment

Holy hooch! Wicked Monk marks two decades

Bay Ridge: One more year and this bar can buy a beer. Comment

Eco Dock makes a splash

Bay Ridge: The city’s first Eco Dock at the 69th Street Pier thrilled Ridgites with an oyster gardening program, a water display from an FDNY boat, and a tour of a historic fishing schooner. Comment

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ouch! Scaffolding plummets several stories onto worker

Gowanus: A construction worker was injured at the Smith–Ninth Street subway station in Gowanus on Wednesday afternoon when he was hit in the head with a section of falling scaffolding, transit officials said. Comments (6)

Activists claim racism as LICH deal nears end

Hospitals in Crisis: A new batch of pols and activists, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, have waded into the Long Island College Hospital fight in the final days of the deal to sell the former medical campus. Comments (11)

Va-cage-tion rental by owner

Bushwick: The cage a Bushwick artist set up as an Airbnb guest room might have gotten the boot from the do-it-yourself hotel website, but it has had at least one return occupant. Comments (6)

Cops: Body found in Newtown Creek may be swimmer

Williamsburg: Police pulled a body out of the Newtown Creek on Monday evening that they believe may belong to the man who disappeared while drunkenly swimming in the East River last week. Comment

Tunnel vision: New book uncovers the hidden world of subway graffiti

Books: This book has some serious subterranean artwork views. Comments (7)

Touching the void: New Fort Greene exhibition makes art out of the intangible

Art: “The Air We Swim In” tuns breath and soundwaves into interactive artworks. Comment

Renegades running wild on the Cyclones

The Ride: Brooklyn’s home team cannot catch a break. The Clones face the fearsome Hudson Valley Renegades again tonight. Comment

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

State mum on runner death

Fitness: The state is stonewalling our attempts to learn how a 31-year-old runner ended up dead after collapsing at the finish line of last month’s Brooklyn Half Marathon. Comments (4)

Pier-less! G’point ferry dock still busted, but city says fix is coming

Greenpoint: The owners of the Greenpoint ferry dock that collapsed into the East River last winter still have not repaired it but are promising it will be fixed in time for the stoppage of G-train service to Queens late this month, the city said. Comments (5)

Disco in-fern-o! Roller-dance party glides into Prospect Park

Dance: A Coney Island roller-skating diva is reviving her People’s Playground roller-disco parties as a weekly, Friday-night event in Brooklyn’s backyard. Comment

The B37 bus rides again!

Bay Ridge: Ridgites rejoice — the B37 bus is back! Comments (13)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Cops: Gunman standoff in Gowanus ends in suicide

Gowanus: UPDATE: Two men are critically injured and a gunman is dead after an attack that drew the bomb squad and combat-ready cops to an industrial block of 13th Street. Comments (1)

A New Slope! ‘Star Wars’ droids storm Fourth Street for puppetry festival

Art: A short time ago in a galaxy right around the corner, it is a period of puppetry. Comments (2)

Purdy linen! White-clad dinner descends on Prospect Park

Dining: The potluck operated on the principle of “take only pictures; leave only heel-prints.” Comment

Swing’s ‘The Right Thing’! Spike Lee celebrating film’s birthday all week

Cinema: Brooklyn is buggin’ out for the 25th anniversary of the classic “Do the Right Thing.” Comments (2)

Gee-ze Louise! Clones fall second time to Yanks

The Ride: The added firepower of on-the-mend big-league pitcher Dillon Gee was not enough to stave off another crushing loss. Comments (2)

Nets set sail for Sunset Park

Sunset Park: Brooklyn’s home team is coming home to Industry City — and a rooftop garden and private movie theater will be waiting. Comments (4)

Brooklynites rally for missing Israeli boys

Update: The bodies of the three missing Israeli teens have been found near Hebron, according to reports. Comments (5)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Clones fall short — way short

The Ride: Two big innings for the hated Staten Island Yankees led to a Cyclones defeat as the Clones faced their rivals across the Narrows on Saturday night. Comment

Carmine eats his way through the Mermaid Parade after being yelled at by a bus driver

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher has a shocking retort for the guy who got him to Coney Island — he’s fat! Comment

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Gee’s back! Mets pitcher headed to MCU Park on Sunday

Cyclones: The Mets are sending in a ringer! Comment

Swings and misses — for the Yanks

The Ride: Marcos Molina pitched a gem last night, throwing a career high of eight strikeouts against New York–Penn League rival, the hated Staten Island Yankees. Comment

Ups and Downs 

Ups & Downs: Catch up on all the latest news and notes from the wonderful world of the Mini-Mets. Comment

Friday, June 27, 2014

Forest City agrees to build discounted housing quicker

Atlantic Yards: The lower-cost apartments in Atlantic Yards have to get built sooner thanks to a deal between activists and developer Forest City Ratner. Comments (6)

Avant garter! Cabaret channels performance artist Marina Abramovic

Art: The strippers were present. Comments (3)

Dine and dash! Williamsburg runners scarf pizza mid-trot

These runners carbed up a little too late. Comment

Land ho! Free weekend ferry back in Red Hook

Red Hook: Red Hookers looking to take a day trip to Manhattan are in luck. Comment

Track changes! College walks back its shimmery vision for D’town building

Downtown: A newly unveiled plan for the decrepit New York City Transit headquarters building includes none of the glitz of a rendering that New York University and Mayor Bloomberg rolled out in 2012. Comments (9)

Truck strikes man in Midwood

Midwood: A man riding a motorized scooter was struck on Avenue R in Midwood on Wednesday. Comments (7)

It’s Clone-ly at the top

The Ride: The Cyclones maintain their iron grip on the top spot in the New York–Penn League. Comment

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cops: Man disappeared during drunken East River swim

Williamsburg: The search is on for the fellow who officials say went for a dip under the Williamsburg Bridge early this morning. Comment

Gowanus activists to pol: You’re not listening!

Gowanus: A group of rabble-rousers brought Occupy Wall Street theatrics to a neighborhood planning meeting last night, saying that Councilman Brad Lander is glossing over neighbor anger about development. Comments (16)

Pol: Bill to save W’burg community center dead, but DeBlasio has joined the cause

Williamsburg: A state bill aimed at keeping a Williamsburg senior and daycare center from being evicted is dead in the water, but pro-center activists say that now the mayor has their back. Comments (3)

Cyclones back on top!

The Ride: The Cyclones had another stellar pitching performance — and scored five runs! Comment