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Monday, June 1, 2015

Whiskey business: Bourbon-book author names his top Brooklyn bars

Books: He is giving it to us straight. Comments (1)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Three cheers to your local bodega!

Rhymes with Crazy: It is the place you can grab a gallon of milk or a can of frosting at midnight, but is it possible it is also one of those amazingly New York things that, like Central Park, makes us all a little calmer and happier? Comments (1)

Friday, May 29, 2015

’Hoodlinked: Do-it-yourself Internet network reaches Ridge

Bay Ridge: A group of techies aiming to build a citywide, community-owned wifi network is making inroads into Bay Ridge. Comments (2)

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Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Film fests, zombies, Chaka Khan, and other great things to see and do in Brooklyn this week. Comment

Go beyond the Fifth Ave. Fest in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The big street fest is this Sunday, and our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the inside scoop on where to go and what to see! Comment

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pardon this news block

I’m not John Wasserman! Sloper says Brooklyn Paper commentator is giving him a bad name

If you’ll excuse him, he isn’t the prolific BrooklynPaper.com commentator, but he has the same name — and that name is John Wasserman. Comments (28)

VIDEO: Wasserman reads Wasserman

Pardon him, but someone has to say this. Comments (3)

Walt-zing around! Dancer celebrates the Bard of Brooklyn

Dance: It is poetry in motion! Comment

Open water: Beach season begins in Coney

Photo Galleries: Life’s a beach for Brooklynites. Comments (2)

Gestation sensation! A pregnancy-themed variety show in Gowanus

Nightlife: This show is all in the delivery. Comment

What will they do when disaster strikes?

The Dad: This week, the Dad contemplates his daughter’s life without him. Comments (5)

It’s all coming together at The Brooklyn Paper!

Page 1: Look, we know just how you feel. The year hasn’t been going nearly as expected. Road blocks kept sprouting up. It seemed like you couldn’t get anything done — at least on time, anyway. But now, the days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer, and each morning that you wake up, it seems like you’ve finally turned the corner. Yup, things are coming together. So take a little breather, sit back, and enjoy the latest Brooklyn Paper. Oh, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

UPDATED: Vets call for reopening of Downtown monument

Photo Galleries: Borough President Adams has now pledged $1 million to help restore the Cadman Plaza World War II memorial. Comments (4)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Promised Land

City insists it is still committed to finishing Bushwick Inlet Park

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city says it is working on getting the full 28 acres, but still won’t meet with activists and local pols, or offer an actual plan. Comments (12)

How we would build a bigger park

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city refuses to say how it will build a 28-acre park on the waterfront — so we have a few ideas of our own. Comments (4)

Bored to cheers: Dick Zigun’s ‘Boredom’ no snoozer

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: If you want to be bored, we suggest watching paint dry. Comments (1)

Living on video: Bushwick filmmaker stars as himself in new flick

Cinema: Talk about a meta narrative. Comment

Vicious punk clobbers man’s head

Fort Greene: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

Ditmas Park man dies in shooting outside bodega

Ditmas Park: Someone shot and killed a Ditmas Park man on Tuesday night outside a bodega blocks away from his home, police said. Comments (8)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Young guns start door-to-door gym service in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: They’re here to pump — you up! Comments (8)

Appetite for instruction! Williamsburg school teaches Rock 101

Awesome: The halls are alive with the sound of music at Williamsburg’s Juan Morel Campos Secondary School. Comment

Where to drink boozy slushies this summer

Dining: They’re the hottest cold drink around! Comments (2)

Totally wired! Hackers throwing party robot-themed art party

Weird Art: Actual robots will be in attendance. Comments (1)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Oh, scrappy day! City brings composting pick-up to Greenpoint

Greenpoint: The city is expanding its fledgling food-waste recycling program to Greenpoint next month, offering curbside collection of table scraps and yard trimmings, which it will transform into plant food and, eventually, natural gas. Comments (22)

Blaze of glory: FDNY ambulance crews battle it out in EMS competition

Downtown: They’re the best of New York’s Best. Comment