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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sit on it, Shakespeare! ‘Taming of the Shrew’ goes ‘Happy Days’

Theater: A 1950s-themed version of the Bard’s comedy comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment

Preservation road: Role-playing game will light up Dumbo streets

Event: In this live-action, night-time gumshoe game, participants scour Dumbo for invisible ink to uncover waterfront history. Comment

Monday, July 14, 2014

The continued adventures of Little Pete

Nightlife: Former Nickelodeon star Danny Tamberelli is now part of a sketch comedy group, performing at Union Hall on July 18. Comments (1)

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Cheap flick! Film fest celebrates movies made on cellphones

Cinema: That video that you made in your apartment last night — no, not that one — might just be cinematic gold. Comment

Saturday, July 12, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Friday, July 11, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: The World Cup final, Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, free “Sharknado” and more things to see and do in Brooklyn July 11–17. Comments (2)

Bar-claws Center! Life-size dinosaur robots roar into Brooklyn

Event: Hold on to your butts! Comment

The wind is blowing out at MCU — thanks to the Cyclones

Brooke Lynn at Bat: Our beloved Clones lead the league in strikeouts, and that doesn’t bode well for the season. Comment

Enjoy the great Bay Ridge outdoors

Bay Ridge Nights: Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com know all the best outdoors events in the Ridge! Comment

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Third Avenue Summer Stroll is going to the dogs!

Bay Ridge: The annual Bay Ridge street fest will host its first-ever doggie talent show. Comments (4)

Tour de Brooklyn: Where to celebrate Bastille Day

Event: Don your finest beret and most comically terribly faux-French accent for the annual celebration of all things Gallic. Comments (1)

Fowl play! Brewery celebrates beer-loving chickens

Dining: Which came first — the chicken or the keg? Comments (20)

Whisker and reward: Bensonhurst shaving company on the grow

Bensonhurst: A Bensonhurst business is bringing back a lost art. Comment

Just when you thought it was safe…

Page 1: No one thought it could possibly happen again, but here it is, yet another edition of The Brooklyn Paper — rising like a phoenix. Now, we know what you’re thinking: “I’m not going through that hell again!” But the water’s just fine! So jump on in and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (1)

Archiving the lives of our kids

The Dad: This week, the Dad picks and chooses what he should keep — and what needs to go. Comments (1)

Cops: Ridge robber filched phone

Bay Ridge: Police are searching for a man who they say snatched a straphanger’s cellphone on June 8. Comments (4)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gowanus braces for parole office

Gowanus: Brooklyn’s parole headquarters is headed for Gowanus, and the local community board is preparing for a fight from neighbors apprehensive about an influx of former prisoners to the industrial neighborhood. Comments (14)

Crosby, Stills, and Crash! Tree-branch-on-car collision sours folk night

Park Slope: A pair of Park Slope folk-music fans got a rude surprise on Tuesday night when they returned from a concert in Manhattan to find a massive tree limb lying atop their Subaru. Comments (1)

TONIGHT: Gowanus residents sound off on ’hood’s future

Gowanus: Gowanus activists hope to show a local pol what democracy looks like tonight by holding their own meeting to counter a series of community-planning sessions that they say ignored the community. Comments (13)

Message on a bottle: Art show pairs rhymers and rye

Art: This artist gets his inspiration from the bottle. Comment

Puppet show revives the heyday of New York’s working waterfront

Theater: This story comes with a few strings attached. Comments (1)

Performers fly high for youngsters in Maria Hernandez Park

Art: A group of artists showed Bushwick kids you don’t have to run away to join the circus by way of a park performance on Tuesday. Comments (2)

Clones split double-header

The Ride: Our beloved Boys of Summer look good early, but faltered in Game Two. Comment

Wheeling and stealing

Burglar blitz in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill

Fort Greene: A spate of break-ins hit Fort Greene and Clinton Hill last week, with four separate incidents shattering some residents’ sense of security. Comment

Carmageddon along Myrtle Avenue

Fort Greene: Clinton Hill and Fort Greene were no country for automobiles this week, as bandits pillaged four vehicles and stole two others. Comments (4)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Coup de grace: Bay Ridge church to close

Bay Ridge: The Church of Generals is being decommissioned. Comments (7)

Love-lock fad leapfrogs to Manhattan, W’burg bridges

DUMBO: Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn Bridge way. Comments (3)

Gorging on gray matter

Photo Galleries: This zombie brain-eating contest in Coney Island was the undead’s answer to the annual gluttony tournament at a certain nearby hot-dog stand. Comment

Double trouble

Third time’s the charm

The Ride: The Mini-Mets redeemed themselves in the second game of the evening’s doubleheader. Comment

So much for second chances

The Ride: The Cyclones started the first makeup game of last night’s doubleheader behind and stayed there. Comment

Monday, July 7, 2014

Brooklyn had a blast on America’s birthday

Photo Galleries: The fireworks came back with a bang after five years in exile on the distant Hudson River. Comment

Toddler found dead in Prospect Park Lake

A family picnic in Prospect Park turned tragic on Saturday when a toddler drowned in the lake after disappearing with a cousin. Comments (1)

Garbage gourmet! Do-gooder foodies dine in W’burg dumpster

Dining: Industrial decoration and outdoor seating are all the rage in the restaurant world, so it was only a matter of time before someone decided to host a gourmet dinner inside a dumpster. Comments (22)

The Cyclones are back in action

The Ride: The Mini-Mets snapped a five-game losing streak, but won’t have time to savor it as they are heading into a double dose of doubleheaders tonight and tomorrow. Comments (1)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

‘Jaws’ of wife! Joey Chestnut gets engaged ahead of wiener win

Awesome: The hot-dog-eating titan got engaged in front of a massive audience in the pouring rain to work up an appetite for the 61 hot dogs he gobbled to clinch an eighth straight championship. Comments (2)

Puffy pirate hurt! Seinfeld Night is bloodbath for Clones

The Ride: No win for you! Comment

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cyclones plucked by Ironbirds

The Ride: The Clones dropped their fourth straight on America’s birthday. Comment

Ups and Downs: News and notes from the world of the Cyclones

Ups & Downs: It’s a special Fourth of July edition of the world’s best Cyclones round-up. Comment

Friday, July 4, 2014

Dog chase prompts island rescue in Prospect Park Lake

Awesome: A Prospect Park pooch caused an ocean of trouble for his owner on Thursday morning when, chasing a duck, he prompted her to jump into the park’s lake, necessitating an aquatic rescue. Comments (1)

Hot dog! It’s a wiener-eating-contest live-blog!

Will this year’s competitors stack up to 2013 champs Joey Chesnut and Sonja “Black Widow” Thomas? Only time will tell. Our reporter on the scene brings you all the action live from the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Comment

Wall fall down! Brooklyn Bridge rains granite on pedestrians

DUMBO: A group who, according to reports, huddled under the bridge seeking shelter from a torrential downpour last night got hit with a hail of granite bricks from a bridge-support wall that collapsed, according to fire officials. Comments (4)

Rain, rain, go away

The Ride: The Cyclones have a big week ahead of them after a second straight washout. Comment

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Oh, Shea can you see!

Coney Island: In honor of Independence Day, and the world famous hot-dog eating contest that accompanies it, we got the lowdown on the ascendant spirit of Coney Island from Major League Eating chairman George Shea. Comment

Chuck Klosterman talks Batman, Brooklyn, and BoCoCa

Books: The famed Boerum Hill writer will be at Book Court on July 7 for a book reading he promises will involve very little actual reading. Comment

Rained out!

The Ride: The Clones caught a break, or lost a chance to stage a comeback, when last night’s game was paused due to the heavens opening up. Comment

Shaggy-licious, baby

Music: Shaggy hit Borough Hall Plaza for a free concert yesterday. Comment