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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Musical pieces: Musician makes his own modular instruments

Music: Matthew Regula is a real live wire. Comment.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bob Ross-inspired painting contest challenges boro artists

Bushwick: Bushwick artists are at the cutting edge of contemporary art, but can they paint a happy tree? Comment.

OMG! BK BBQ — Our guide to eating meat

Barbecue in Brooklyn right now is about as ubiquitous as the bicycle. Comments (3).

Find out what it’s like to be a Broadway actor

Theater: Even Broadway musicals have bloopers. Comment.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lords of the rings: Ringling Bros. circus comes to Barclays Center

Event: The Greatest Show on Earth is coming back to Brooklyn. Comments (12).

Friday, March 15, 2013

State’s secret LICH meeting was illegal, judge rules

Cobble Hill: The State University of New York broke the law when it held a secret meeting the day before it decided to close the money-losing Long Island College Hospital, a judge ruled late on Thursday in a decision likely to delay, but not derail, efforts to shutter the medical center. Comments (6).

Domino builder: If you don’t like the new plan, there’s always the old one

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Domino Sugar factory owner Jed Walentas has a backup plan if neighbors don’t like his lofty new vision for the massive waterfront property: go back to the site’s much-maligned previous development blueprint. Comments (40).

Striking a chord: Boxing and chamber music duke it out at Gleason’s

Music: It’s a battle of the band. Comment.

Zombies teach kids life lessons in existential play

Theater: It’s like “Waiting for Godot.” But for kids. With zombies. Comments (1).

Trust our drinking cartoonist: Sunshine Co. rises

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s roving bartoonist hits up a Prospect Heights establishment that just earned its liquor license. Comments (1).

Heart in the right place

Art: Hurricane Sandy devastated Brooklyn, but a new work of public art proves the storm couldn’t break the borough’s heart. Comment.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Second opinion: State now admits LICH real estate was on the table

Cobble Hill: They denied it for weeks, but State University of New York officials have finally admitted that real estate was on their mind while determining what to do with the struggling Long Island College Hospital, court filings reveal. Comments (13).

Parking meter costs to rise on Court, Smith, Atlantic

Better get some quarters — because rates at parking meters on Atlantic Avenue and Court and Smith streets will soon rise in a push by the city to free up often-occupied spaces. Comments (40).

Homes under water

Brooklyn’s coastal skyline is poised to grow taller — or face sky-high insurance rates. Comments (4).

Smoke rises

Page 1: It is with great excitement that we announce the historic successor to last week’s venerable edition of The Brooklyn Paper, the 10th issue of the 36th volume. We proudly unveil the newest news leader, the 11th issue of the 36th volume, which, during its time atop newstands, will assume the dignified title of “The Paper.” Its ascension to this lofty post did not come easy — it was not a frontrunner during the congregation of editors, but earned its position because it always kept hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

I’m sick and I need help!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie trys to get the boys to act, well, like a mom. Comment.

Tire fire: Car’s wheel melts in bizarre Downtown crash

Downtown: Talk about burning rubber! Comment.

Pedestrian killed crossing Hamilton Avenue

Mean Streets: A 60-year-old woman was hit and killed by a tractor trailer early Wednesday in Red Hook, police said. Comments (5).

Dumping Hump gives Nets big bump

Front Court: Coach P.J. “Peej” Carelismo has made the tough decision and benched Kris Humphries, and for that, Brooklyn should be thankful. Comment.

Blood, sweat, cheers: Platelet-rich plasma injections are awesome

Back Court: Until league officials classify platelet-rich plasma injections as a form of blood doping, the Nets’ brass ought to make them as regular as lay-up lines. Comment.

Dogs on parade in Park Slope

Park Slope: The Westminister dog show has nothing on the pooches of Park Slope. Comment.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Fix is out: Beloved W’burg record store will close

Music: Sound Fix is singing its swan song. (No, not this Swans song). Comments (1).

Bread as hard as a rock

Midwood: This sandwich is tough to chew, but it’s anything but stale. Comments (5).

Bumpy roads ahead: Residents push for speed humps in Greenwood, Windsor Terrace

Mean Streets: Windsor Terrace and Greenwood Heights residents are racing forward in their push to install speed bumps on several blocks that they claim lead-footed have turned into dangerous raceways. Comments (22).

Jumbo sale in DUMBO: Massive lot could become huge retail space

DUMBO: DUMBO’s next retailer could be huge. Comments (13).

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Stumped: Carroll Gardeners say Sandy-toppled trees must be removed

Carroll Gardens: If a tree falls in Carroll Gardens, will anybody pick it up? Comments (7).

Au revoir, dairy! Slope French bistro goes kosher

Dining: When in Park Slope’s newest French restaurant, eat as observant Jews do. Comments (17).

Match game: Developer to peg apartment prices to properties within 400 feet

Williamsburg: South Williamsburgers will be able to keep up with the Joneses if they land an apartment in a proposed building — because units in the planned structure will cost whatever the Joneses pay, a developer promises. Comments (4).

Stepping up? Gentile promises to be in Council leadership if re-elected

Bay Ridge: After seven years of fearlessly helming the City Council sub-committee on libraries, Vincent Gentile is ready to move up! Comments (3).

New grocery store opens in borough’s tallest building

Downtown: Residents of Brooklyn’s tallest building can now make the shortest of trips to get to the supermarket. Comments (4).

Monday, March 11, 2013

New Franklin Avenue business model: Target cool kids, not actual kids

Crown Heights: Crown Heights is young — but not that young. Comments (8).

Taxidermist stuffs rodents, poses them to look like people

Art: Say hello to the real-life Stuart Little. Comments (12).

Friday, March 8, 2013

Artists in residence: Concern in Crown Heights over bid to make factory a live-work space

Changing Brooklyn: A bid by a group of artists who want to lay their heads where they stretch their canvases has caused a rift in the community. Comments (15).

My big, fat Greek … Hinsch’s?

Bay Ridge: Hinsch’s is about to get some Greek flavor. Comments (7).

Flophouse of horrors: Greenpoint Hotel residents sue landlord

Greenpoint: Tenants in a Greenpoint flophouse are suing their landlord for allegedly failing to perform necessary repairs and basic upkeep — letting rats, roaches, and bedbugs run rampant and leaving their Manhattan Avenue home dilapidated and dangerous. Comments (4).

Greenpointers plot community garden

Greenpoint: Greenpoint will get a bit greener thank to neighborhood gardeners. Comments (1).

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