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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Babs-olutely fabulous! Famed Streisand impersonator to play Marine Park

Music: The Marine Park Alliance finally found someone. Someone to share the Carmine Carro Community Center stage. They finally found the one. To be with every night (but mostly the night of July 27). Comment

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Party like it’s 2007! Event celebrates golden years of Myspace

Nightlife: This Glasslands Gallery show is in our top eight. Comments (2)

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Cirque du stroll-eil!

Theater: This sidewalk-inspired circus show is anything but pedestrian. Comment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Blunt talking: Jonathan Ames to open up on-air

Event: The Boerum Hill writer talks “Bored to Death,” his grandma, and Patrick Stewart. Comment

Clinton Hill doc’s new book explains the ‘Truman Show Delusion’

Books: Ever feel like your life is a TV show? You are not alone. Comments (2)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Space jammers! Alien bluegrass band finds fame on the big screen

Music: It is life imitating art imitating alien life. Comments (2)

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Brooklyn Flea’s Ice Cream Bonanza, the Busker Ball, the best Beatles tribute band, and more things to see and do in Brooklyn July 18–24. Comment

Parks and recitation

Parking is such sweet sorrow: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in a car park

Theater: Forget Shakespeare in the park — this is Shakespeare in the parking lot. Comment

Shakespeare in the park shows around Brooklyn

Theater: The hills are alive with the sound of iambic pentameter. Comment

Bartoonist hits the sweet spot

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator checks out the kicked-up classic cocktails at Williamsburg’s Sugarburg. Comments (4)

Walking on Third Ave. sunshine

Bay Ridge Nights: The Summer Stroll on Third Avenue is back in Bay Ridge on July 18, and our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have all the details! Comment

Will Mike Conforto be the straw that stirs the drink?

Brooke Lynn at Bat: The Mets front office has stepped up to the plate by signing slugging outfielder Mike Conforto for $2.97 millions — a move that could end with a championship in Brooklyn, says our columnist. Comment

‘Zumba Daddy’ sets sights on outdoor world record

It will be one for the books, he hopes. Comments (1)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Country road: G’point musician has love, will travel

Music: Melaena Cadiz just can’t wait to get on the road again. Comment

Deck the beer halls! Celebrate Christmas in July at a winter brew party

Dining: Santa is coming early to Brooklyn — and he is bringing beer. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper: Grooving one in there

Page 1: You know what’s coming! Yep, we’re serving up this one right down the middle. We’re not putting any mustard on it, and we’re certainly not going to give you any cheese. So don’t be afraind to step up to the plate and take a couple hacks. We’re confident you’ll hit it out of the park. Or at least double down the line. So keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Steph gets wild — with a guide, of course

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie decides she’d rather live in the great outdoors than eat at Burger King. Comment

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Councilman tweets photo with anti-gay rapper Lord Jamar

Politics: Councilman and avowed hip–hop fan Jumaane Williams raised eyebrows over the weekend when he tweeted a photo of himself with the old-school MC who has gone on a one-man crusade against gay influence in rap. Comments (9)

Handguns, heroin, and four-wheelers in Fort Greene bust

Fort Greene: A police raid on a storage unit in Fort Greene on Monday led to the arrest of three men and the seizure of several guns, more than a dozen all-terrain vehicles, and a whole bunch of hard drugs, according to the authorities. Comments (3)

Book binding! Activists say Hook library art-space deal squeezes the public

Red Hook: A plan to rent out a big chunk of the Red Hook library branch that would close the prose depot for at least eight months is an unnecessary privatization of public reading space, say bookworms who plan to pack public hearings next week and voice their opposition. Comments (18)

Marni Kotak will go off her meds for new performance piece

Art: A lot of art is created under the influence of drugs — this piece is attempting the opposite. Comments (8)

From Russia, with love! Band pays tribute to iconic Soviet rock group

Music: Beat the summer heat with a taste of the Cold War. Comment

Road tripping: Performance stars 1970s pop-up camper

Dance: Third Rail Projects’ new show explores the horror of the family camping trip through contemporary dance and ’70s music. Comment

In case you missed it: The story of the Brighton Beach swastika plane

The strange tale of how a UFO-worshipping group that wants to “reclaim” the swastika ruined a lot of people’s day at the beach is over at BrooklynDaily.com. Comments (2)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flatbush Avenue jaywalk ends in death

Mean Streets: A Staten Island woman died on Monday night when a driver hit her on Flatbush Avenue near the Prospect Park Zoo, police said. Comments (21)

Booty prize! Short shorts offered up as Bushwick-circus fund-raiser reward

Fashion: Get some booty for your booty. Comments (2)

Bike bandit strikes Dyker

Dyker Heights: Police are searching for a man suspected of stealing a bicycle from a 64th Street garage in Dyker Heights. Comments (8)

Loss drops Clones below .500

The Ride: A fog-shortened shut out, and now a losing record. Comment

Playing dead! Green-Wood party pays tribute to long-gone theater

Theater: It was the party of the century — the 19th century. Comments (1)

Block party blowout for Red Hook

Red Hook: A group of local businesses, artists and merchants gathered along the Red Hook waterfront on July 12 to celebrate the neighborhood and the people that make it special. Comments (1)

Rhyme time! Jay Z makes surprise showing amid B’klyn rap round-robin

Music: Brooklyn was most definitely in the house at this weekend’s hip-hop festival. Comment

Nets nix the Knight

Prospect Heights: Brooklyn’s home team has put its mascot out to pasture. Comment

Monday, July 14, 2014

Police: Corpse found in East River next to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: Officers say they discovered the man’s body floating near Pier 6 this morning. Comments (7)

Fat funds for fixing Ridge parks

Bay Ridge: It’s game, set and match for long-awaited repairs to Bay Ridge parks. Comments (4)

Heft before Hizzoner! DeBlasio helps hoist giglio feast statue

Williamsburg: Mayor DeBlasio attended Williamsburg’s annual procession of the statue of the Lady of Mount Carmel on Sunday, and, though he made a show of lending a hand in lifting the massive icon, he didn’t exactly put his back into it. Comment

Parks and imagination! BAM South park rendering is pie in the sky

Fort Greene: It looks too good to be true, and it is. Comments (2)

Let ’er roll! First rides at Brooklyn Bridge Park roller rink

Brooklyn Heights: The new roller rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 officially opened last Friday, drawing hundreds of skaters young and old to get their glide on. Comments (1)

Boerum Hill basks in Bastille Day

Boerum Hill: The French holiday came to Smith Street a day early, and it was a blast. If you don’t believe us, take a look at our slideshow of the festivities. Comments (4)

Park Slope’s next top dog model

Event: Freddy’s Bar is hosting a doggie fashion show on July 18. Comments (2)

Against Tigers, Cyclones not so grrrrreat

The Ride: Our boys have now lost four in a row! Comment

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wassa matta! Youse don’t tink Carmine speaks good Italian?

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher murders his mother tongue, and cheers on a little opera singer! Comments (1)

Cyclones fall again!

The Ride: This time, a pitcher walked in the winning run! Comment

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Police: Help us find this armed-robbery suspect

Fort Greene: Police are looking for help finding this robbery suspect. Comments (1)

School’s out! Cyclones again lose to State College

The Ride: The eggheads at State College beat our beloved Boys of Summer! Comment

Friday, July 11, 2014

Getting their goats! Dumbo art field closes with ruminator caper

Art: Whether the goats who came to eat the clover planted in a John Street lot yesterday are headed for the halal aisle or an urban farm, their time is running out. Comments (4)

Police on Fort Greene, Clinton Hill burglaries: Don’t be a victim

Fort Greene: Most of the thefts in the rash of break-ins last week could have been prevented had people locked their car doors and apartment windows, according to the commanding officer of the 88th Precinct. Comments (8)

Clones bat relatively silent

The Ride: Fact is, one run is rarely enough. Comment

Cops: Help catch these Ridge thieves

Bay Ridge: Police are searching for two suspects in connection with a pair of purse snatchings in Bay Ridge. Comment

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Now for sale at Bushwick flea market: Punk records and zines

Shopping: Young artists are setting up shop in a flea market in Bushwick that for years has been the exclusive domain of vendors selling discount clothes, DVDs, and secondhand sneakers. Comment

Cyclones pitchers spike Spikes

The Ride: The Clones’ arms have done it again! Comment