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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Album tracks

Art: The New York City subway, more than any underground train, has always equated big city grunge. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

The old country

Books: A new book about a Sicilian family in Brooklyn takes readers on historical journey. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Grab a cold one

These snow cones aren’t for kids. Comments (4).

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Back-room rhythms

The Slavic Soul Party must go on. Comments (1).

Between the lines

Don’t just listen to the music, read along, too. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

Front stage story

Theater: An opera coming to BAM tells of tabloid queen Anna Nicole Smith’s life. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

End of an era: Coney mainstay James McCullough dies

James McCullough — the great-grandson of legendary Steeplechase Park founder George Tilyou, and the former owner of Coney Island institutions like the B & B Carousell and McCullough’s Kiddie Park — passed away on Aug. 19. Comments (1).

Bartoonist takes the shuttle bus

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator checks out a late-night cocktail bar in Greenpoint. Comments (5).

Speak easy

Art: Go to Bushwick to see experimental music, art, and now — pontificating. Comments (12).

Our intern is back in Utah, but his focus is still on Brooklyn

Fast & Furious: This week, Scott learns to block out the distractions and focus on baseball. Comment.

City goes to war against zombtree menace

The city Parks Department has responded to the sweeping zombtree infestations plaguing storm-racked sections of Brooklyn, and plans to cull the arboreal undead horde. Comments (1).

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Safe haven! Steps to stop pedestrian death finally approved for Ocean Parkway intersection

Mean Streets: The deadly Kensington cross-walk is getting a safety fix after a months-long push. Comments (23).

The Brooklyn Paper: As always, twerk free!

Page 1: You never know what you are going to see when viewing other forms of news and infotainment on the electronic device of your choice. And how many times have you been disappointed, or, worse, appalled, by what other networks force down your throat? That’s why it is good to know The Brooklyn Paper is there for you week in and week out with the naked truth, and nothing more. So remember, don’t be afraid to read The Brooklyn Paper, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (1).

Wondering what the Atlantic Yards sale means? The Explainer explains

The Explainer: Wondering how Burce Ratner’s company could sell most of a 16-building development and keep the reins? Confused about who might buy something like that and what they would get out of it? Don’t know an equity stake from a T-bone? Comments (2).

Jay Street firehouse finally getting restored

Downtown: Work is under way at the city-owned, landmarked building in the shadow of MetroTech Center that contains 18 affordable housing units and has been slated for a complete renovation since 2010. Comments (1).

Smile, take a breath, and tell the boys to clean up the toilet

Fearless Parenting: The kids are back from camp, and it is back to the old roles. Comments (1).

News and notes from the world of the Cyclones

Ups & Downs: Biondi’s hurt, and the Clones playoff chances could come down to a two-game battle to end the season. Comment.

Greenpointers say if police won’t patrol streets, they will

Greenpoint: A spike in violent crime and a decreased police presence has Greenpoint residents breaking out the walkie talkies. Comments (26).

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

Councilwoman Gonzalez vows not to debate challenger Menchaca

Sunset Park: Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez is accusing challenger Carlos Menchaca of distorting the nature of the work he did in her district following Hurricane Sandy — and is vowing not to engage with her rival unless he comes clean. Comments (13).

Pols play stickball at Borough Hall

Downtown: A handful of political candidates tried to see who could hit the ball the farthest outside of Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday. Comments (4).

Clones lose in 16, but don’t lose ground

The Ride: The Cyclones fell in the team’s longest game of the year, but Aberdeen lost, too, so our boys are still just a half game out of first place. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

Atlantic Yards goes public! Ratner puts a major chunk of the project on the chopping block, but vows to keep control

Construction Update: Developer Forest City Ratner is shopping around a major chunk of the controversial Atlantic Yards development, but the company says that the project will continue as planned no matter what. Comments (22).

Brooklyn loves surveillance! Borough residents want more cameras despite ominous warnings

Does it always feel like somebody’s watching you? There’s a reason for that. Comments (6).

Interfaith gets another last gasp

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Interfaith Medical Center is living on a prayer. Comments (4).

Free exchange! Stop ‘N’ Swap at Ridge Jewish Center saves old stuff from garbage dumps

Bay Ridge: Some 300 people turned their trash into somebody else’s treasure — or vice versa — at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center’s Stop ‘N’ Swap event on Aug. 18. Comments (2).

Cyclones win, still in second place

The Ride: The Cyclones picked up the team’s fourth straight win, and kept pace with the equally hot Aberdeen IronBirds in the race for the McNamara Division crown. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

UPDATE: Now with slideshow! The first Brooklyn VMAs dazzled and dismayed, depending on who you ask

Prospect Heights: The show had its moments that will no doubt be replayed approximately one bajillion times. And then there’s the stuff we found out. Comments (12).

WATCH: Katy Perry performs under Brooklyn Bridge

Awesome: See the closing act from last night’s Video Music Awards! Comments (2).

Lane change! White stripe erasure leads to commuter chaos

Mean Streets: This is what happens when you make roads without rules. Comments (39).

For whom the bridge tolls?

Politics: Is it a bridge toll too far? Comments (22).

Terrace trouble! Teen stabbed at notorious circle amid early morning ruckus

Windsor Terrace: The altercation started around 1:30 am with the 20 youngsters shouting and arguing on Prospect Park Southwest, across the street from the Brooklyn’s backyard, and a neighbor caught the commotion on video. Comments (39).

Cyclones win, still half game out of first

The Ride: The Cyclones keep winning in Vermont, but the team still can’t wrangle first place from the Aberdeen IronBirds. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

VMA UPDATE: Katy Perry to close show from Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Paper believes Katy Perry will perform on a stage that was constructed beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in the former Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. Comments (3).

A very special Carmine: The Screecher says goodbye to his physician

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine gives a fond farewell to Dr. Carl Strauss. Comments (20).

Cyclones keep pace with win

The Ride: A Mini-Maz homer and lights-out pitching from Not-So-Silent-G led the Clones. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

Bats come alive, and Cyclones win

The Ride: The Clones moved within one-half game of first place with the win. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

LICH in limbo! Anybody want to run a hospital?

Cobble Hill: The search is on for a new operator, but the beleaguered Cobble Hill medical center will remain under the state’s thumb until Sept. 3, officials said in a court hearing yesterday. Comments (16).

Greenpoint high-rises don’t fix city’s broken park promises: Neighbors

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city and the developer of a wall of luxury apartments on the Greenpoint waterfront are holding a long-promised city park for ransom with their claim that they will only make the greenspace nice if two new towers are allowed to rise alongside it, neighbors said at a community meeting Tuesday night. Comments (12).

Steve versus Steve, round one

Greenpoint: Democratic council challenger Stephen Pierson came out swinging against 33rd district incumbent Steve Levin on Wednesday night during the first face-to-face clash in the Battle of the Steves. Comments (27).

Ouch! Cyclones lose to Yanks

The Ride: The team didn’t lose any ground in its playoff hunt, but a loss is a loss. Comment.

Teens shot on Williamsburg street

Williamsburg: A pair of gunmen shot two teenagers in the legs on a Williamsburg street on Wednesday night. Comments (2).

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

DeBlasio files court challenge to Interfaith closure

Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill DeBlasio is challenging the state’s closure of Interfaith Medical Center in court, saying Brooklyn will suffer if the hospital is shuttered. Comments (4).

Damn Yankees! Cyclones lose on the Rock

The Ride: The Cyclones fell a half hame behind the Aberdeen IronBirds in the team’s race for first place. Comment.