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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Shakespeare on the waterfront: Bard’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ coming to Pier One

Theater: All of Brooklyn Heights is a stage. Comment.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Whirling newspapers: Artist’s tornado scultpures made of tabloids, broadsheets

Art: It’s all the news that’s fit to make paper mache. Comments (2).

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Dinner and a gay movie

Cinema: Thursday night is gay movie night at La Gringa Taqueria. Comments (1).

Sunday, April 28, 2013

If you’re having a cake contest, Carmine better be the judge!

Sunday Screech: The Screeceher is proud to announce his plan to judge the taste of cake. Comments (3).

Friday, April 26, 2013

Red Hook’s Bomba Billiards bounces back from Sandy

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s drinking illustrator goes to see how the pub with pool tables is shaping up after the storm. Comments (2).

Brooklyn’s backyards: The best restaurants with outdoor seating and eating

Dining: Any minute now — it’s going to be time for some al fresco dining. Comments (1).

Stage poached! Thieves steal two 300-pound rostrums

Brooklyn Is Angry: A brazen crook swiped two platforms from outside of a director’s Park Slope apartment last week leaving her small theater company scrambling to find a replacement before its upcoming performance. Comments (5).

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ridgites seek spy cameras on Fifth Avenue

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge leaders say new police cameras will digitally capture crimes as they take place — if the NYPD would just install them. Comments (18).

Nets can win, if they listen to us

As always, hot hands in the Backcourt is the key

Back Court: As Brooklyn’s backcourt goes, so go these Nets. Comment.

Panic time? Not for this Frontcourt fan

Front Court: If you think about it, all the Nets have to do is knock down some threes so the frontcourt can do its job. Comment.

White trash bingo: Boozey game night at Prospect Heights bar

Nightlife: It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock ’n’ roll, and it’s all bingo. Comments (16).

You be the editor!

Page 1: Think you’ve got what it takes to be the editor of The Brooklyn Paper? Of course you do. Why? Because you’ve got that tabloid sensibility. You’re intellectually curious. You can’t spell. You know the difference between a hyphen and an en-dash (no, not an em-dash, silly! An en-dash!). And you have the ability to dig down deep into stories and find that ever-illusive compelling angle. Yeah, you’ve got what it takes to be the editor of The Brooklyn Paper, because there’s nothing more you enjoy doing than telling your fellow boroughites that no matter how tough times may seem, you will always succeed as long as you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (2).

Cats makes his pitch for a better New York

Keep crime down? Check. Get rid of bike lanes? Check. Bring a World’s Fair to the city? Check. If you like what your reading, you’ll love our chat with John Catsimatidis. Comments (5).

Telling a story that needs to be told

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie says “How I Met Your Mother” is way better than the evening news. Comments (1).

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Minivan plows into Park Slope deli

Park Slope: A minivan plowed through the storefront of a Park Slope deli early Wednesday, officials said. Comments (8).

Encore: Latest plan to turn Tobacco Warehouse into theater revealed

Bridge ‘Park’: Designers hope this one will be a hit! Comments (4).

Nature vs. nurture at Prospect Park

Park Slope: The Audubon Center at the Boathouse will be closed on weekends and replaced with tents — freeing the beaux-arts building up for paid, weekend parties. Comments (19).

What’s next for Horace Bullard’s Coney Island properties?

Coney Island: The passing of Horace Bullard raises questions about the future of some of Coney Island’s most important real estate. Comments (3).

Bad blessing: Bag-swap scam preys on elderly Chinese

Bensonhurst: Count your blessings, and then check your wallet. Comments (9).

Rhyming for roommates: Local poet is house-hunting by verse

Awesome: A poet takes a stand, seeking a home for about a grand. Comment.

Cops seek copper robber for $40,000 heist in DUMBO

Crime: See the other misdeeds that local miscreants have been up to. Comment.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

No ‘can’ do! Slopers worried about container-covered roof

Park Slope: A rooftop collection of tin cans and buckets above a run-down Park Slope home is a hazard to passersby on the ground, worried neighbors claim. Comments (12).

Horace Bullard, Coney Island’s would-be savior, dead at 75

Coney Island: The Harlem-born millionaire who dreamed of returning the People’s Playground to the glory days of his youth died earlier this month of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Comments (3).

Council race pits Steve vs. Stephen

Politics: Council hopeful Stephen Pierson isn’t politically connected like incumbent Councilman Steve Levin — and the newbie says that’s his greatest asset. Comments (16).

Monday, April 22, 2013

How Bazaar?! Gowanus night market nixed

Gowanus: The creator of Brooklyn Night Bazaar has backed out of his plan to bring a late-night, flea market–style festival and concert series to the banks of the Gowanus Canal this summer amid opposition by some Carroll Gardeners neighbors. Comments (24).

Phone maligned: Preservationists blast Verizon’s Heights storefront

Brooklyn Heights: Preservations hope their message reaches Verizon loud and clear: the cellular provider’s Brooklyn Heights storefront is a disaster. Comments (9).

Wheels in motion: MTA plans two new bus routes for W’burg

Williamsburg: Two new bus lines will make it easier to get around Williamsburg, according to planners — but some neighbors fear the new routes do exactly the opposite. Comments (9).

Friday, April 19, 2013

Protest at Vito fund-raiser

Williamsburg: Protesters slammed Assemblyman Vito Lopez at a fund-raiser for his possible council run, claiming the fact Albany legislators have punished the powerful pol for sexual harassment is reason enough to keep him out of city politics. Comments (12).

Marty says it’s time to put a woman in charge

Council Speaker Christine Quinn has won Borough President Markowitz’s support with her experience, her assistance during Sandy — and her womanly charms. Comments (29).

Cute place, killer poutine

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s drinking illustrator finds a new joint that reinvents the French fry. Comments (5).

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bumps in the road for Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights

Windsor Terrace: There are five bumpy roads ahead for Windsor Terrace and Greenwood Heights. Comments (8).