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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Brooklyn calling: Karaoke night is for punk rock lovers

Music: Celine Dion is not welcome at this karaoke night. Comments (5).

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Falling for a work of art: Plants knocked down in hurricane used for tree house

Art: If a tree falls in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, give it to an artist. Comments (11).

Monday, May 6, 2013

Riding, reading through Brooklyn: Cyclists can hit up all 60 of the borough’s branches

In a borough where bikes and books are ubiquitous, the Brooklyn Public Library’s daylong bike tour through the Kings County’s 60 branches is a match made in heaven. Comments (5).

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Fried chicken the Brooklyn way: New W’burg eatery serves up waffles, vegan option

Dining: A touch of Southern charm has landed on Bedford Avenue. Comments (1).

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Carmine’s been hacked by some interweb troll!

Sunday Screech: There’s no need to panic, people. Carmine is not stuck in some foreign country. But he could still use some money. Comments (2).

Friday, May 3, 2013

Skinny Dennis: A new honky-tonk bar in Williamsburg

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s drinking illustrator checks out a country and bluegrass joint on Metropolitan. Comment.

The return of the fanboy: Free Comic Book Day hopes to regain lapsed readers

Books: In case you haven’t picked up a comic book in ten or twenty years — local shops are giving them out for free. Comment.

And I am telling you: Park Slope production of ‘Dreamgirls’ is dream come true

Theater: A girl’s got to dream. Comment.

How do we stop the bombs?

The Dad: This week, the Dad tries to get inside the head of those young men who do terrible things. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Joe Lhota forsaking Williamsburg vote?

GOP hizzoner hopeful Joe Lhota’s proposed policies would hit Brooklyn’s growing hipster demographic where it hurts. Comments (41).

Movie madness: Filmakers raise $18K to get flick in can. Meanwhile, their subject gets charged with rape

Williamsburg: Two young female filmmakers who became infatuated with an overweight, often shirtless Williamsburg eccentric while filming a movie about his life, have convinced the masses to donate thousands of dollars to help them finish their masterpiece — while its temperamental subject sits in cell on Rikers Island convicted of menacing his neighbors. Comments (13).

GOP mayoral candidates hitch wagons to anti-foodcart movement

The Republican contenders for mayor say they are fed up with food carts — a declaration that drew applause from Bay Ridge business leaders who battled controversial halal wagons, and boos from mobile vendor advocates. Comments (8).

Overworked? Try The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: We know how it is, that back-breaking, bone-shaking, belly-aching, hard-working job you do. Yeah, we understand that its keeping you alive, doing nine-to-five, and you ain’t got nothing to show. Well, at least you have The Brooklyn Paper. Sure, you will rarely find stories about Billy Joel, but you will appreciate the home-grown news packaged beautifully on paper with four different flavors of ink. So when you finally do get home, you know you can rest easy with The Brooklyn Paper by your side, get a hard-earned good night’s sleep, and be prepared the next morning to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Closing time — controversial lounge shut down

Bay Ridge: Call it Al Capone 2.0. Comments (1).

Collage garbage: Artist makes works of art with discarded everyday items

Art: One woman’s old lingerie is another woman’s art. Comments (3).

It is do or die for Nets tonight

Joe Johnson must become a winner — not a scorer — if the Nets want to come home again

Back Court: All season, star shooting guard Joe Johnson was a curious case. Five games into the playoffs, the mystery continues. Comment.

It is Game Six, and the Frontcourt better show up

Front Court: Will the Nets force a deciding Game 7? Our columnist does the math. Comment.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Report: Heights playground to be named for Beastie Boy

Brooklyn Heights: Fight for your right to party — at a park named after a Beastie Boy. Comments (3).

Toxic avengers! Red Hookers want Gowanus sludge pier

Cleaning Our Waterways: A band of Red Hookers say the federal government should approve a plan to turn sludge dredged from the toxic Gowanus Canal into a concrete landmass off the community’s shore. Comments (94).

Former Xaverian lineman Aboushi takes off with Jets in NFL draft

The fact that the New York Jets drafted him hasn’t quite sunk in yet for former Xaverian lineman Oday Aboushi. Comments (1).

Big bucks burglary

Crime: Plus all other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Comment.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Saving Sunny’s days

The iconic Red Hook bar is making one last push to raise enough money to reopen, with a benefit concert at the Bell House in Gowanus. Comments (2).

Girl Scouts troop fights to save Pacific branch library

Park Slope: A passionate troop of Girl Scouts has taken matters into their own adorably tiny hands. Comments (12).

A flea too many

Williamsburg: Some Williamsburg residents are up in arms over the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, claiming the borough’s celebrations of tchotchke shopping and locavore meals have turned East River State Park into a circus. Comments (64).

Monday, April 29, 2013

Green$pace! Advocates fear Bushwick Inlet Park will go private

Williamsburg: Williamsburg park lovers are worried that the city will let apartments rise up in the planned Bushwick Inlet Park because of the glacial pace it is taking to fund the greenspace. Comments (22).

Rail call! Smith-Ninth Street station back in business after two years of renovations

The long-shuttered Smith-Ninth subway station is finally back in business after two drawn out years of major renovation work. Comments (17).

Awesome! Max Fish reeled across West River

Awesome: Manhattan’s loss is once again Brooklyn’s gain. Comments (4).

Friday, April 26, 2013

LICH lives!

Cobble Hill: It’s alive! Long Island College Hospital may stay open after all — at least in some form — now that the State University of New York has withdrawn its controversial closure plan for the troubled institution. Comments (7).

City to dredge Newtown Creek

Greenpoint: For nearly 40 years, the filthy silt at the bottom of Newtown Creek has been untouched by human dredgers. That’s about to change. Comments (4).

Coffee talk: Gorilla to open in Gowanus

Park Slope’s famous Gorilla Coffee is expanding its habitat. Comments (14).

Shooting on Fifth Avenue

Bay Ridge: A man was shot on Fifth Avenue Wednesday along the corridor where politicians are demanding police surveillance cameras to combat drug dealing. Comments (35).