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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dosa, so good: New eatery brings South Indian cuisine to Brooklyn

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Pancakes for dinner? That is the order of the day at Dosa Royale. Comments (6)

Spaced out: P’Slope author writes crime thriller about Nigerian space program

Books: When Deji Olukotun combined his two careers of law and literature, he came up with a novel that is out of this world. Comments (7)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Spice girl: Bay Ridge icon pens new cookbook

Dining: Tanoreen’s Rawia Bishara shows you how to make her beloved Middle Eastern food at home. Comment

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Still waiting for the man: Bands play birthday tribute to Lou Reed

Music: It sounds like a perfect day. Comments (3)

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Beatboxing, Mardi Gras, record sales, trivia with Pat Kiernan and more things to do and see in Brooklyn this weekend and beyond. Comment

Let Bartoonist eat cake

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist has his cake and eats it, too — with a chaser of milk! — at Dynaco in Bedfor-Stuyvesant. Comments (3)

Brooklyn bars celebrate Oscars with Hollywood-inspired drinks

Cinema: The special ingredient in these cocktails is movie magic! Comment

Cheap laughs: circus offers discount to customers in clown makeup

Theater: Amateur clowns will be laughing all the way to the bank at this circus show. Comments (3)

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

B’wick performance artists to live in giant hamster wheel for 10 days

Art: This sounds like a wheel-y uncomfortable living situation. Comments (29)

Austere Voltaire: Budget-conscious ‘Candide’ is frank and funny

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Brooklyn Heights theater company makes up for a paltry budget with larger than life performances. Comment

Libraries invite artists and musicians to move in upstairs

Art: Bands and painters will soon be able to get their artistic groove on above the stacks at libraries in Williamsburg and Red Hook. Comments (4)

Double perk-ing! Cop blocks Greenpoint bike lane for a pick-me-up

Mean Streets: He missed a spot. Comments (38)

Dancing about movies: New fest pairs films with live performance

Cinema: Most film screenings begin with a warning to turn off your cellphone. Not these ones. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper: Free is good

Page 1: Free, for lack of a better word, is good. Free is right. Free works. Free clarifies and cuts through and captures the essence of evolutionary spirit. Free — you mark our words — will not only save you, but that other malfunctioning organization called the U.S.A. So pick up your free copy of The Brooklyn Paper today, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

Our vacation to New York City — and Brooklyn, too!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie discovers that there is more to her hometown than Prospect Park — and learns that even when you get lost, you can have a great time. Comments (3)

What a crock! This cookoff has pots of chili — but no pot chili

Dining: There is just one thing you cannot put in your dish at Barcade’s Underground Chili Extravaganza... Comment

Nuthin' but Nets!

Signing Jason Collins makes good basketball sense

Front Court: In cased you missed it, herre again is our Front Court columnist breaking down what signing Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, means for Brooklyn’s home team. Comment

Now, Frontcourt must step up to help Backcourt

Back Court: Historic trades aside, our columnist says if the Nets big men don’t start playing better, its little guys won’t be able to save the day. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Spike Lee to rude gentrifiers: ‘Get the f--- out of here’

Cinema: White newcomers to Brooklyn are doing the wrong things, according to the borough’s filmmaker laureate and prodigal son. Comments (103)

Make that BKTS! Get your Brooklyn theater tickets at Downtown’s TKTS booth

Theater: Move over, Broadway. Fulton Street has arrived as a theater destination. Comment

An offer Methodist can refuse: Take over LICH

Hospitals in Crisis: New York Methodist Hospital would be the perfect high-powered medical provider to take over beleaguered Long Island College Hospital, say activists who want to stop the Park Slope facility’s expansion plan in its tracks. Comments (12)

Midwood ready for its close-up

Midwood: They’re already saying “Cheese.” Comments (2)

Book revue: Comedians take literature low-brow

Books: Here is a new twist on spending Friday night in with a good book. Comment

Bloody brilliant: Live horror show slays at W’burg theater

Theater: There will definitely be blood. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Ridge leader nabbed in mob sting

Bay Ridge: A prominent Bay Ridge civic leader was arrested earlier this month for his alleged role in an international gun-smuggling, drug-trafficking, and money-laundering ring. Comments (21)

Could Brooklyn lose its flavor? Borough’s landmark restaurants aren’t landmarked

Changing Brooklyn: Nothing is stopping these iconic Brooklyn eateries from going the way of the dodo. Comments (21)

How their garden moves: Boerum Hill green-thumb project hits the road

Boerum Hill: A big garden that operated out of a vacant lot in Boerum Hill up and moved to Williamsburg this past weekend. Comment

Bling ring shipment purloined from vestibule

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

Remembering ‘the mayor of Fifth Avenue’

Park Slope: Small business champion and longtime Park Slope activist Albert Cabbad passed away in his Bay Ridge home last week. He was 88. Comments (1)

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge revamp plan raises noise fear among neighbors

Downtown: A massive overhaul to the Brooklyn Bridge entrance-way that the city says will make it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists headed to and from Manhattan could make neighbors’ lives a noisy nightmare, residents warn. Comments (25)

DA taps three legal eagles to investigate predecessor’s convictions

Politics: District Attorney Ken Thompson has selected a trio of power attorneys to pick over the legacy of the man he defeated last November — 23-year top lawman Charles “Joe” Hynes. Comments (7)

State gives LICH drop-dead date

Hospitals in Crisis: Long Island College Hospital will close in May if the state does not find someone to take over the hobbled hospital by then. Comments (6)

Sell-uloid! Brooklyn Heights Cinema up for sale

Brooklyn Heights: The building that houses the Brooklyn Heights Cinema has hit the market, but the theater’s owner says he will do whatever it takes to keep the projectors humming. Comment

Bond issue: City wants bike lane for Bond Street in Boerum Hill

Mean Streets: A city plan to paint an 18-block-long bike lane along Bond Street in Boerum Hill got the thumbs up from members of a local panel last week. Comments (17)

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Carmine provides another knee-slapper!

Sunday Screech: Jokes aside, the Screecher honors yet another “Carmine” award winner. Comments (3)

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Getting milit-art! Landlord to decorate with pics by veterans

Art: A real estate company is decorating its buildings with art by former soldiers. Comment

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Greet the heat by the Narrows

Bay Ridge Nights: The weather is finally thawing out, and the forecast over at BrooklynDaily.com is calling for good times in Bay Ridge this weekend. Comment

Sick settlement! State to abandon LICH by May, re-open bidding war

Hospitals in Crisis: The state will let go of Long Island College Hospital by May and re-open bidding for developers and medical providers hopeful to overhaul the medical facility as part of a court settlement. Comments (5)

EXCLUSIVE: Ferry company responsible for collapsed dock never inspected underwater

The city put the corporation that runs the East River Ferry in charge of inspecting the Greenpoint pier it uses and the company never did more than kick the tires ahead of the dock’s terrifying Feb. 13 disintegration, according to a source close to the investigation. Comments (4)

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

All in the family! Recchia campaign paying rent to wife

Will’s Watch: In this week’s hard-hitting politics column over at BrooklynDaily.com, reporter Will Bredderman unearths a very interesting office arrangement for Domenic Recchia’s Bay Ridge congressional campaign. Comment

Missing Red Hook 15-year-old found

Red Hook: A Red Hook teen is safe and sound after disappearing from the grocery store just two blocks from her brownstone home for a little over a week, according to cops, who say she ran away. Comments (6)

Brooklyn Heights civic group taking crash course on 21st century

Event: The Brooklyn Heights Association will be all ears when a web guru holds forth at its upcoming annual meeting. Comments (1)

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014