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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

High-caliber epistles: A philosopher tackles two men of letters

February Houses: A new tome published by Brooklyn’s Punctum Books offers a commentary on missives between two French philosophers. Comments (1)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Marine life: Author pens book on childhood in M’Park

Books: Bay Ridge had Hubert Selby, Jr., Boerum Hill has Jonathan Lethem — and now, Marine Park has Mark Chiusano. Comment

Riffs up

Surf’s up! Brooklyn band to open for surf rock legend Dick Dale

Music: Dust off those huaraches and break out the Sex Wax! Comment

Tubular tunes: A Brooklyn surf rock roundup

Music: We have braved rip currents an sandy trunks to bring you the best in the borough’s surf music scene. Comment

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Carmine takes a turn as Brooklyn Paper quizmaster

Sunday Screech: The Screecher’s television is on the fritz, which means this week’s column is a wild, brain-busting ride. Comment

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Friday, July 25, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Celebrity basketball, food trivia, star-gazing, and other things to do in Brooklyn, July 25–31. Comment

New York stories: Performers share tales of moving to the big city

Nightlife: They wanted to be a part of it — New York, New York! Comments (7)

Brooke says Conforto’s the straw that stirs the drink

Brooke Lynn at Bat: Adding the slugger to a weak Cyclones lineup should wake things up, our columnist proclaims. Comment

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I want my MTV back! Celebrate the golden age of music videos

Cinema: Reality stars might have killed the music video, but the classic era of MTV is not forgotten. Comment

It’s heating up! Brooklyn Paper reporter to judge firefighter cook-off

Red Hook: He’s our guy in barbecue. Comment

A Harry Potter party for grown-ups

Event: Call it Harry Potter and the Goblet of Beer. Comments (1)

It’s barbecue night at The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Freed from the tyranny of a vegetarian art director, The Brooklyn Paper’s brain trust headed over to Morgan’s BBQ on Flatbush Avenue last night to do what it does best: carefully consider the contents of this week’s print edition while filling its face with slow-cooked goodness. Not surprisingly, every decision was easy to make. And why wouldn’t they be? A menu of stories had been laid out before it all week long, each one meatier than the last. So take a bite of what the team has but together, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn!

It’s Ramadan in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge: Ramadan is about fasting — but at the end of the day, it’s also about food. Comment

Feeling the pain of the Mid-East conflict

The Dad: This week, the Dad goes all international on us. Comments (3)
NYPD

Man shot on Washington Avenue

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Gunfire rang out near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Wednesday afternoon, leaving one man seriously injured, police said. Comment

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Calls for unity as Islamophobic harassment rocks Ridge

Bay Ridge: Jewish and Muslim leaders came together on Tuesday to denounce two weekend incidents in which people bearing Israeli flags targeted Bay Ridge Muslims at mosques, prompting one set of worshippers to hurl bottles back. Comments (29)

All aboard! Former Navy ship docking for tours at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: These anchors won’t be aweigh for a while. Comment

Chew on this: Pat Kiernan to host tasty food trivia night

Nightlife: The beloved NY1 host is the host with the roast! Comment

Art of glass: Exhibition features see-through gun sculptures

Art: The appeal of this art show is transparent. Comment

Clones drop close one to Aberdeen

The Ride: It was close but no cigar for the Clones. Comment

This stroll is on a roll!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s newest block party got off on the right foot this year. Comment

Summer yoga in the park

Bay Ridge: Namaste, Bay Ridge! Comment

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Flag-rant violation! Brooklyn Bridge’s American flags swapped for white flags

Downtown: UPDATE: NYPD brass says the culprits probably had an elaborate plan and the climbers may have worked in construction. This much they do know: the pranksters blocked the flag lights with baking tins. Comments (10)

Hard time for Rebar owner

DUMBO: A judge has sentenced the Dumbo bar owner who bilked dozens of couples out of more than million in wedding money to 3 years and 4 months to 10 years in prison for tax fraud — the exact amount prosecutors had sought. Comments (4)

Dinos roar at Barclays

Prospect Heights: Steven Spielberg, eat your heart out. Comment

Build It Back gets back on track

Build It Back is finally living up to its name. Comments (1)

Cyclones win third straight

The Ride: The middle of the order is heating up! Comment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Giving a BAM! New marketing company shares famed venue’s name

DUMBO: A new Dumbo marketing agency has audaciously named itself “The BAM Connection,” despite having no connection to the famous Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comments (4)

Fidos outnumber fi-don’ts at Fifth Avenue canine-fashion show

Park Slope: Park Slope went to the dogs — the dressed-up dogs — on Friday night when pooches strutted the catwalk outside Freddy’s Bar as part of a weekend packed with Summer Stroll street fairs. Comment

On the chopping block! G’wood Heights Polish grocery for sale

Greenwood Heights: Eagle Provisions, a 75-year-old Polish grocery store, is on the market for a reported $9 million, but a split between its brother-owners means its demise is not assured just yet. Comments (18)

Clones 2–0 since Conforto joins squad

The Ride: Yeah, that’s true, but as we’ve always said, pitching will rule the day, and it did last night at the beach. Comment

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This week’s Screech — in an easy-to-open package!

Sunday Screech: Trust us, know blood will be drawn when you open up Carmine’s column today. Comments (1)

Coincidence? Conforto makes debut, and Cyclones break losing streak

The Ride: New York Mets first-round pick Mike Conforto got a hit in his professioanl debut, sparking the Cyclones to the team’s first win in nine games. Comment

Saturday, July 19, 2014

When will it end! Clones lose eighth straight!

The Ride: Somebody make it stop! Help, Michael Conforto! Comment

History in the painting! More Domino-factory art with serious overtones

Art: On the heels of the dismantling of the moody installation by artist Kara Walker comes a mural by a community group also grappling with the sugar industry’s connections to slavery. Comments (1)

Friday, July 18, 2014

✔ Poll

The Knight shift! Help choose the new Nets mascot

The Nets ditched their much-maligned mascot the Brooklyn Knight last week, meaning the hunt is on for a replacement that captures the essence of Brooklyn. We know Nets management is plenty busy, so we figured we would offer up some suggestions for the team’s next cheerleader in chief. Comments (19)

Park Slope’s top cop leaves to oversee road safety citywide

Mean Streets: He’s on the highway to a swell job. Comments (8)

Park nope! Drivers brace for Union Street garage-to-apartment conversion

Park Slope: Some Park Slope car owners could soon find themselves circling the block looking for a spot if a developer convinces the city to let it turn a parking garage on Union Street into a luxury apartment complex. Comments (23)

Yeesh! What is going on with the Cyclones

The Ride: Our boys have lost their seventh straight! Comments (1)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Downtown getting more parks, pedestrian-friendly measures, and privatization

Downtown: Mayor DeBlasio is touting plans to revamp and expand green-spaces and possibly rent out city-owned real estate in The Brooklyn Paper’s neighborhood. Comments (28)

This guy is putting Brooklyn songs on the map

Music: Okay, he acknowledges the rest of the city, too. Comment

Roller brinkmanship! New skating rinks square off

Fitness: The new roller rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park opened last week, joining the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, which first welcomed skaters back in April. We put them side by side to see how they stack up. Comment

Strong hearts can’t lose at Methodist

Health: Doctors, nurses and top hospital brass rang in the 10th anniversary of New York Methodist Hospital’s cardiac surgery program on July 16 in Park Slope. Comment