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Monday, March 16, 2015

Traditional Japanese drummers to put their backs into it at BAM

Music: It’s the pound of music. Comment

Slope writer rails against social media in new book

Books: A Park Slope author has written a new book outlining what he sees as the potential perils of our collective addiction to social media — and he’s promoting it on Twitter. Comment

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Snowblind! Whiteout cancels Carmine’s awards night!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher can’t tell you what he ate, because the snow ruined his night! Comment

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Studio space race: Artists look back on five years of gentrification

Event: They’re painting by numbers. Comments (10)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Flay-grounds: Bay Ridge, Dyker lead borough in playground injury lawsuits

Around Bay Ridge, you play at your own risk. Comment

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Blind-taste macro-brewed beers, rock out to Sebadoh, hear a reading from Jonathan Lethem, and more things to do and see in Brooklyn, March 13–19. Comment

Bartoonist reports from the newly upscale Downtown

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits a cocktail bar in a former bodega on Hoyt Street, and finds some untoward activity happening in the bathroom. Comments (3)
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Blow the house down: Harmonica virtuoso to play Bay Ridge

Music: This guy really harps on. Comments (1)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Packed in at PS 8: Bklyn Heights school so crowded that the city killed pre-K

Brooklyn Heights: “It seems a little ironic given Mayor DeBlasio’s push for universal pre-K,” a co-president of the parent-teacher association said. Comments (2)

Crummy’s big reveal: Worked as covert carrier pigeon for prominent pol

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly columnist tells all — namely, that he works as a carrier pigeon for South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. Comment

Security group to Brooklyn: Put up this firewall!

Circuit Lord: They’ve got the keys to making your phone or computer an encryption castle. Comment

Hooray! Eli got into Stuyvesant! I mean, holy s---! Eli got into Stuyvesant!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie once again learns you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it! Comments (8)

Stopping snow and lengthening our evenings at The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Whose condo this is I think I know. His house is in East Village, though. He will not see me stopping here. To watch his kitchen fill up with melted snow. My little bike must think it queer to stop without a bike corral near, between the Met Foods and the first bright evening of the year. I give my bike’s bell a shake to ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound’s the sweep of easy wind and squeaky bus brakes. The Met Foods is lovely, bright and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I — keep hustlin’ Brooklyn!

Sober Saint Patrick’s Day: Where to celebrate without the hangover

Event: Most people associate Saint Patrick’s Day with getting wasted. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Comments (1)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Man shot dead in Borough Hall subway station

Downtown: A retired corrections officer shot and killed a man inside of the Borough Hall subway station on Tuesday night after a verbal dispute escalated into a physical fight, police said. Comments (7)
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G’point ferry pier never inspected before or after collapse, records show

Greenpoint: The city and the company that runs a ferry out of Greenpoint never inspected the soundness of the dock, even after it partially collapsed into the East River last winter, documents obtained by The Brooklyn Paper show. Comments (9)

Pol to mayor: Let kids lift off on Lunar New Year

The city should hurry up and give schoolkids Lunar New Year off now that it has declared two Muslim holidays stay-home days, according to a Dumbo pol. Comments (7)

Primp brisket: Cooks battle to be crowned New York’s brisket king

Dining: Smoke ’em if you got ’em. Comment

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sunset parking: Industry City redevelopment hinges on public land for car lot

Sunset Park: A plan to invest nearly $1 billion of private money in Sunset Park’s Industry City could bring hundreds of new parking spots to an area where car space is at a premium, but the proposal relies on the city playing ball. Comments (36)

Campaign finance flawed? Good gov’t groups question indictment of Slope pol’s aide

Park Slope: A Staten Island grand jury’s indictment of a Park Slope councilman’s aide for alleged campaign finance fraud is an unfair subversion of the usual enforcement method for such shenanigans, good-government groups charge. Comments (4)

Their rage in lights! Activists illuminate building to protest city’s broken park promise

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A group of Williamsburg and Greenpoint activists who want the city to make good on its promise to buy a handful of waterfront lots and complete Bushwick Inlet Park made their demands larger than life last weekend. Comment

Police shoot alleged gun-toter Downtown

Downtown: Cops shot a man who they say pulled a gun on them Downtown early on Saturday morning. Comment

Prospect Lefferts groceries: Another parkside neighborhood gets a food co-op

Shopping: Prospect Lefferts Gardens’ answer to the Park Slope Food Co-Op is up and running. Comments (3)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Fort Greene daycare, senior centers in peril as city dawdles in lease talks

Fort Greene: A Fort Greene community center could soon be without a home. Comments (12)

Inn on the outs: City may shutter much-derided hotel

Bay Ridge: The long reign of the Prince Hotel may soon come to an end. Comment

Eco docked: Ridge’s floating classroom may not open this year

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s newest waterfront attraction may be off limits this summer because of a faulty design. Comments (20)

I want you back! Singer revives Motown shows from classic Brooklyn theaters

Music: You don’t need to hear it through the grapevine — you can hear it in Brooklyn! Comment

City puts big bucks towards Fourth Avenue overhaul

Mean Streets: Separated bike lanes are among the proposed new features on the crash-prone thoroughfare. Comments (25)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Too hot to panel: Group pulls out of Bridge Park watchdog coalition, citing ’tude

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Heights’ community board is pulling a Switzerland and backing out of the battle for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (18)

A final turn of the key: Downtown cops leave slain officers’ lockers as memorials

Downtown: The lockers once used by Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the Downtown police officers murdered in Bedford-Stuyvesant in December, have been packed with mementos and sealed up for good, never to be used by another cop. Comment

Cops honored for arresting alleged taxi-driver rapist

Carroll Gardens: Two Carroll Gardens police officers won Cop of the Month honors for nabbing a cabbie in February who the authorities say raped a fare. Comment

Mother and daughter disappear in Flatbush

Police are searching for a mother and daughter who vanished from their home in Flatbush on Feb. 28. Comment

Sandy victims cheated: Feds say reports altered to deny insurance claims

Revelations that systemic fraud cheated thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims out of insurance claims unleashed a storm of anger and calls for justice in hard-hit parts of Brooklyn. BrooklynDaily.com has the story. Comment

Saint Paddy’s Day comes early to the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is already feeling the Irish spirit and our nightlife-loving pals at BrooklynDaily.com have your guide to all the action. Comment

Ridge Jewish Center puts new spin on Purim tale

Bay Ridge: It was the same story told in a whole new way. Comment

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Power outages affect hundreds, but do not blame today’s snow

Road salt continues to wreak subterranean havoc in Brooklyn, causing power outages throughout the borough today. Comments (7)

Own a piece of Etsy

DUMBO: The online craft market is hitting the stock exchange. Comment

Do the book-worm: Dance party for embattled Brooklyn libraries

Williamsburg: A gala that drew a crowd of pols, literary figures, and donors to the old Williamsburgh Savings Bank event space on March 4 raised $636,000 for the Brooklyn Public Library system. Comments (2)

Watering hole: Greenpointers make doomsday predictions for planned barge bar

Greenpoint: A planned floating East River bar off the Greenpoint shore will inundate the surrounding area with sloppy drunks who will trash Transmitter Park, peace-and-quiet-loving neighbors predict. Comments (12)

Perp-walked for a cause: Councilmen arrested rallying for striking car wash workers

Greenwood Heights: Cops arrested a pair of councilmen on Wednesday morning for blocking traffic in a show of solidarity with the striking workers of a Greenwood Heights car wash. Comments (1)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Getting Vice high: Attempt to levitate media offices goes nowhere

Williamsburg: A group of performance artists tried, and — spoiler alert — failed to levitate the offices of hipster journalism juggernaut Vice Media in Williamsburg on Tuesday. Comments (2)