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Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Dumbo author dishes dirt on presidential debauchery

Books: Ain’t no party like a political party! Comments (1)

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Hoots and hijinks with Carmine!

Sunday Screech: Sunday, on Carmine! The Screecher gets stuck in the snow! Will he survive? Did he bring enough provisions for the trip? Did he wear his diaper? Find out on this week’s Carmine! Comment

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their top picks of new lit. Comment

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Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: The Transit Museum gets romantic, Matt Groening visits BAM, the Brooklyn Folk Festival offers a sneak peek, and more things happening in Brooklyn, Feb. 6–12. Comment

Cross-harbor tunnel

Burrowing into Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: Government bigwigs want to cut down truck traffic in the city by moving cargo into Brooklyn directly from the New Jersey waterfront, so the Port Authority has outlined 10 proposals, including a rail tunnel under the harbor to Bay Ridge. Comments (9)

More than a century in the making: A tunnel timeline

Bay Ridge: The Cross Harbor Freight Program has a storied history — mainly of exploratory studies. Comments (3)

Bodies of work

An artist is moving his entire bedroom into a Park Slope gallery

Weird Art: It is art irritating life. Comments (1)

Brooklyn’s best humans-as-art projects

Art: Human hamster wheels and live births. Comments (2)

Chill out in Bay Ridge this weekend

Bay Ridge Nights: It is gonna be another cold one this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the Ridge’s music scene is on ice. Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com know all the hot spots. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Sayeth cheese! Nitehawk pairs ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with picnic basket staple

Cinema: Gouda night, Gouda night! Havarti is such sweet sorrow, that I’ll say Gouda night until this bite becomes Parmigiano. Comment

Tide of change: W’burg entrepreneur takes laundry digital

Circuit Lord: A Sunset Park company is making doing laundry as simple as a few taps on your phone. Comments (7)

Staging a comeback! Magician revives vaudeville in Bushwick

Nightlife: It is the spice of life. Comment

Crummy on Nets turnaround: Don’t get your hopes up

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly basketball columnist’s take on the recent Nets turnaround is cautious pessimism. Comment

Original’s in at The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Screw blogs. Forget wire services. Who needs a rewrite desk? Over here at The Brooklyn Paper, we’ve got we-write desks. What is aggregation if not a word that rhymes with agitation, which shares a root with agita? The only people getting heartburn over our coverage are crooks and imposters. When the inquisitive, good-looking residents of our fair borough want local information, they check in with us, online all the time and in print every Friday. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn.

The Dad passes the wine

The Dad: This week, the our columnist trains his kids to drink responsibly. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Slum-dunk: Court takes G’point building over tenants’ sabotage claim

Greenpoint: A housing-court judge has snatched a Greenpoint building from its delinquent managers more than a year after the city forced their tenants out on the street when their utilities were rendered inoperable, intentionally, according to the tenants. Comment

New ferries on the horizon for Ridge, Sunset Park, Red Hook, Brooklyn Heights

Transit: New ferry service is tying up in Brooklyn. Comments (24)

Ridge panel wants traffic-calming grooves back on dangerous road

Bay Ridge: Community Board 10 wants the Department of Transportation to restore grooves that were once cut into a crash-prone portion of Shore Road Drive to slow traffic and give drivers more traction on the winding thoroughfare. Comments (2)

Flipping out! New York’s best pinball players will battle it out in Greenpoint

Event: They’re pinball wizards, there has to be a twist! Comments (1)

In select theaters

Diana Ross wows at Kings Theatre reopening, but venue steals the show

Event: Diana Ross probably isn’t used to being the opening act. Comments (4)

Cinematic transitions: Brooklyn’s old theaters take new forms

Development: The picture palaces of yesteryear are hiding in plain sight. Comments (2)

Fort Greene filmmaker tells ‘300’ from Persian perspective

Cinema: This isn’t Sparta. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Activists: Smoke from Williamsburg fire is cancer-causing

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: City health officials put Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents at risk by not telling them to stay indoors all day Saturday as a major fire began, blanketing the neighborhoods in carcinogenic haze, according to environmental health activists. Comments (15)

Drivers: Poorly timed signals slow Fourth Avenue

Bay Ridge: Ridgites complain that the city never adjusted traffic signals on Fourth Avenue to jibe with the new 25-miles-per-hour speed limit, slowing commutes with congestion and red lights. Comments (23)

Pulling up anchor: Youngsters vie to save beloved Montague Street marker

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights kids have launched a campaign to save an anchor that has served as an unintentional piece of playground equipment on the Montague Street sidewalk for decades, and that an upscale eatery now wants gone. Comments (8)

Oh my gods! F’Greene author schools kids on Greek mythology through comics

Books: This story time will be epic! Comment

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Dog-walker beaned by manhole cover in explosion

Park Slope: A man landed in the hospital on Monday morning when an underground explosion near Prospect Park sent a manhole cover crashing into his head, according to witnesses and officials. Comments (2)
PHOTOS

Firefighters battle Williamsburg blaze

Photo Galleries: The waterfront Williamsburg warehouse that went up in flames early on Saturday morning is still smoldering, and fire officials say it could continue for weeks. Comments (2)

Too big to prevail: Developer cancels Dumbo Arts Festival, citing crowd size

DUMBO: The nearly two-decades-old arts event has already had its last hurrah, its primary sponsor Two Trees Management announced last week, saying that the only way to sustain the growing attendance would be to sell out. Comments (1)

Dem-sell research: Politicos visit boro to kick tires ahead of convention-site pick

Prospect Heights: The Democratic National Committee got a last look at Brooklyn on Friday. Comments (12)

Hynes foe: Former DA was as guilty as me of voter fraud

Downtown: A longtime opponent of Brooklyn’s former district attorney is once again trying to clear his name following one of the most bizarre prosecutions in borough history. Comments (1)

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Fire raging at warehouse on W’burg waterfront

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A massive blaze has consumed a large waterfront storage facility in Williamsburg. Comments (2)

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Police-shooting victim’s girlfriend sues city, Housing Authority for $50M

The live-in girlfriend of the Red Hook man shot and killed by a police officer in the stairwell of an East New York public housing tower in November is suing the city and the Housing Authority for $50 million. Comment

Watching their garden go: City wants to bulldoze community plots for discount digs

Bushwick: The city’s push to build below-market rate housing could have Brooklyn community gardens pushing up daisies. Comments (14)

Freeze! City halts work at Brooklyn Bridge Park site over view gripes

Bridge ‘Park’: The city is forcing construction to stop at a Brooklyn Bridge Park housing development until bean counters can determine whether the planned building will obstruct the view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comments (3)

Of Paramount importance: Flatbush Avenue theater is reborn

Fort Greene: The Paramount Theatre is coming back, baby! Comments (8)

Like quick-Silver: G’point pol exits Assembly speaker race

Greenpoint: Brooklyn no longer has a pol in the fight to replace Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Comments (4)

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Neighbors PO’d about Clinton Hill post office’s botched move

Clinton Hill: Clinton Hill post office patrons are being left out in the cold this winter. Comments (1)
►Video

Expert: ‘Sasquatch’ video ‘too good to be true’

Fuzzy Brooklyn: A leading expert in the paranormal says that video evidence of a Sasquatch skulking through Prospect Park on Tuesday morning was probably fabricated — but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Comments (3)

DA tosses first non-murder conviction, allowing immigrant to stay

Brooklyn’s top prosecutor has had a judge throw out the 1986 burglary conviction of an immigrant facing deportation. Comments (4)

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

Bear-sex ring stolen in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: A burglar with a taste for the bizarre broke into a Metropolitan Avenue apartment last week and stole a ring depicting two bears having sex, cops said. Comment