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Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

New novel explores life between Brooklyn and Haiti

Books: This is a very different tale of two cities. Comment

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Opera explores gentrification through Brer Rabbit, funk music

Theater: Displacement — thereby hangs a tale. Comment

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Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015

There are hundreds of reasons why Carmine won’t change a bit!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine explains how he stays the same way no matter what anybody says — even Katherine Hepburn! Comments (2)

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Bartoonist is back!

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator warms himself with a hearth and hot-buttered rum at new Williamsburg bar Billet & Bellows. Comment

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Joey Bada$$ plays Rough Trade, Transit Trivia returns, an old fashioned waltz ball, and other great things to do in Brooklyn Jan. 17–22. Comment

Revenge of the 'Coffee Nerd'

Our arts editor’s new book about coffee is a real pick-me-up

Awesome: Deputy editor Nathan Tempey takes over arts desk duties to press arts editor Ruth Brown on her new book about coffee culture. Comments (6)

Everyday gourmet: Our arts editor’s office coffee ritual

Photo Galleries: Here is proof you don’t have to have to go to a laboratory-style cafe to get your gourmet on. Comment

Rock out to the classics in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The Ridge is really rocking this weekend, and our buddies at BrooklynDaily.com know all the hottest gigs! Comment

Proving I can: An alcohol-free January

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie vows not to drink for a month — even if it kills her. Comments (8)

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Showpaper folds

Scrappy music newsletter scraps its print edition

Music: An indie music newsletter is stopping printing after eight years of guiding Bushwick and Williamsburg scenesters to the best, most obscure shows. Comment

Indie-music newsletter’s greatest hits

Music: Publisher and promoter Todd Patrick walks us through his favorite Showpaper covers as the staple of the scene stops printing. Comment

Pig deal: Barbecue joint coming to Third Avenue

Bay Ridge: Pig Guy NYC — purveyor of all things pork at MCU Park — is opening a franchise on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, and promising its porcine provisions will shake up the neighborhood. Comment

Garnett comes out swinging, and Crummy makes his Nets-purchase pitch

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist on the crack in Kevin Garnett’s mystique, and why he’d be a good owner of Brooklyn’s home team. Comments (1)

Ditmas Park bros and Sufjan Stevens collaborate on rodeo film

Cinema: Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’... Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Paper: Upsetting the space-time continuum

Page 1: A funny thing happened on Monday. Our story about T-shirts with the words “Made in Brooklyn” printed on them being made in China was read by more than 1,500 people for an average of three-and-a-half minutes. Meanwhile, a story about the R train in Bay Ridge was read by more than 1,200 people, also for an average of three-and-a-minutes. That means more than 2,700 people were viewing our site for more than 9,450 minutes. That’s 157-and-a-half hours. And that’s more than six days. In just one day? How can that be? All we can guess is that time is an illusion. That’s reason enough to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn.

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Gowanus parole office temporarily scales down

Gowanus: The state has agreed to dramatically reduce the number of former prisoners reporting to the new parole headquarters in Gowanus as part of a court settlement with activists who sought to block the project. Comments (2)

The Nets are for sale

Prospect Heights: The Nets’ Russian oligarch owner is looking to unload the team. Comments (2)

The reel thing: Bushwick recording studio releases cassette tape

Music: Bust out your boom box and get your fingers ready for some manual rewinding. Comments (1)

Wrestlemania at The Brooklyn Paper

Strong, silent type: Ridgite goes to the mat in quest to be the ‘baddest’

Nathan’s Famous: She works as a home health aide, but spends many of her evenings suplexing opponents into oblivion. Comments (2)

Huge pro wrestling show slams into Dumbo

Nightlife: Gleason’s Gym is set to become a world of wrestling for one night only this Saturday. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Garbage guru: Sunset Park leader helps locals prep for sanitation test

Sunset Park: He wants his neighbors to get good-paying jobs to stave off the gentrification he sees as imminent. Comments (14)

Stars line up! Kings Theatre’s 2015 schedule announced, inside details revealed

Gladys Knight, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Mavado, Capleton, and more are set to perform at Brooklyn’s biggest comeback story, which reopens on Jan. 27. Plus, information on how the renovation is coming along, and how theater management is offering a separate entrance, separate bar service, separate parking, separate bathrooms, and more for high rollers. Comments (6)

Free to move about the country: Murder exoneree overjoyed, planning vacation

Bedford-Stuyvesant: The latest man exonerated following a wrongful murder conviction under former district attorney Charles Hynes wants to dedicate his life to helping free innocent people in prison — but first, he is hitting the beach. Comments (3)

Setting a high barre: Famed Russian ballet company comes to BAM

Dance: They’re from Russia, with love for our multipurpose concert halls. Comment

Truck yeah! P’Slope illustrator turns garbage trucks into superheroes

Books: This guy loves talking trash! Comment

Judge throws out lawsuit in Vespa mom’s crash death

Mean Streets: A federal judge threw out a $10-million lawsuit against the federal agent who struck and killed a woman in a July, 2010 crash, ruling that evidence shows the Vespa-riding mother of three was at fault. Comments (3)

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Christmas leaves: Brooklynites turn holiday pines to pulp at annual letting-go ritual

Photo Galleries: Christmas is officially over. Comment

Three kings for a day: W’burg Christians mark holiday, honor slain officer

Williamsburg: Hundreds took to Graham Avenue in Williamsburg on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Three Kings Day. Comment

R-evisionist: MTA fixing schedules, not R trains

Bay Ridge: In an apparent display of double-speak, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority honcho said the authority will make tardy R trains run on schedule — by adjusting the schedule. Comments (24)

Greenpointers: Park’s an aberration

Greenpoint: One local argued that a proposed waterfront park is too kid-friendly, asking, “Where are the adults supposed to go?” Comments (10)

Judging a look by its cover: Dumbo retailer hawks bogus ‘Made in Brooklyn’ gear

Branding Brooklyn: We get to the bottom of a prominent shop’s borough-centric gift line. Comments (3)

17-year-old girl vanishes in Midwood

Midwood: Police are looking for a 17-year-old girl who disappeared from her Midwood home on Jan. 7. Comment

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Dry-ckoff Gardens! Water outages leave Gowanus public housing residents high, dry

Gowanus: A Gowanus public housing development suffered water outages for five days straight this week, and a lackadaisical response by the Housing Authority left residents scrambling to quench the thirst of the complex’s most vulnerable people. Comments (2)
NYPD

Cop shot knife-wielding man in Bushwick

Bushwick: A cop shot and wounded a man who officers say approached them with a kitchen knife on Wednesday night in Bushwick. Comments (3)

Greenpoint fire puts tenants on the street

Greenpoint: Four Greenpoint families were left homeless by a fire that raged through an apartment building on Wednesday night, fire officials said. Comment

Spike Hill’s downfall: Prime real estate

Changing Brooklyn: A popular Williamsburg music venue closed to make way for a massive real estate deal. Comments (2)

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

DA

Fiend impersonated cop in Bushwick sex attack

Bushwick: A man is facing felony charges after he allegedly told a teenager that he was cop and sexually assaulted her. Comment