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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Go Fourth! Six ways to celebrate Fourth of July in Brooklyn

Event: Pursue happiness at these Independence Day events around the borough. Comments (1).

Monday, June 30, 2014

Old Hickory, new look: ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ rocks Washington Park

Theater: Who needs Shakespeare in the park when you can see a political rock musical in Park Slope? Comment.

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Novel set in swingers club is about more than just sex (but also that)

February Houses: Is there a subject more inexhaustibly interesting than the sex lives of the sexually inexhaustible? Comments (3).

Saturday, June 28, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comments (2).

Friday, June 27, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: A Prince vs. Bowie dance-off, Spike Lee film retrospective, hip-hop karaoke, and more great things to do in Brooklyn June 27–July 2. Comment.

Bartoonist finds a hoppy hideaway

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator taps into Other Half Brewing’s tap room in Carroll Gardens. Comments (8).

Physical education: Cycling tour to teach Coney’s history

Event: This pedal-powered expedition through the People’s Playground combines education with perspiration. Comments (1).

Brooke’s learning on the job, just like the Clones

Brooke Lynn at Bat: Check out Brooke Lynn’s second column! Comment.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A bizarre bazaar! Morbid Anatomy Museum hosts a flea market

Shopping: Running low on taxidermied bats and lamps made from lamb skeletons? Stock up here! Comment.

Luke, I am doth father: ‘Star Wars’ gets the Shakespeare treatment

Boro of Nerds: Wherefore art thou Leia? Comments (1).

Cops: Watch out for the green dot

Crime: Cops are warning Brooklynites: if somebody asks you for a “Green Dot,” that’s a red light. Comments (3).

The importance of visits with the grandparents

The Dad: This week, the Dad plans his summer — and visits with the older folks. Comments (1).

Oooooo that smell! Can’t you smell that smell?

Page 1: Look, normally we write something rather whimsical in this space, but this week there’s some work going on in the office and there’s this smell that is wafting through and we can’t really think straight so we are going to head home and tell you to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (2).

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cops: Driver beheaded in crash amid dash from police

Cobble Hill: “The guy’s head was in the back seat,” a police spokesman said. Comments (9).

UPDATE: NYU-Poly says spill was a not-so-toxic chemical

Downtown: The school now reports that the culprit was a contractor treating its water system. Comment.

Last of the petroleum! Cobble Hill’s last gas station likely doomed

Cobble Hill: It’s going to become luxury housing — what else? — according to an expert. Comments (42).

Paper wait! Smith-Ninth mosaic signs still cardboard after a year

Gowanus: The Gowanus station reopened with fake signage in April 2013 after a pricey, botched overhaul, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority still has not replaced the paper cut-out letters with actual tile. Comments (4).

W’burg board: One-way a no-go for Wallabout Street, for now

Mean Streets: The city wants to make the chaotic two-way route mono-directional, but the neighborhood’s Community Board 1 pushed back a vote on the plan, saying parking spaces must be saved. Comments (14).

Cab caper! Taxi drivers team up to take down alleged pee bandit

Clinton Hill: Cops cuffed a guy who they say stole an outer-borough cab on June 17 after a protracted drunken fit in which he peed on the seat of another cab and attacked its driver. Comment.

Velazq-yes! Incumbent cruises to victory in congressional primary

Williamsburg: Eleven-term incumbent Nydia Velazquez has still got it. Comments (14).

Sweet relief! Popsicle shop pops up in Red Hook, Sandy be damned

Dining: A beloved Red Hook snack factory that bounced back from Hurricane Sandy has opened a frozen treat shop just in time for summer. Comments (2).

SATURDAY: ‘Do the Right Thing’ turns 25 with block party

Cinema: Brooklyn is doing the right thing — again. Comments (1).

Boo! Clones drop second in a row

The Ride: Alberto Baldonado’s pitching made that little ball there cry. Comment.

Ballroom blitz: Dust off your dance card for this Victorian-style ball

Dance: The Jalopy Theatre is having a ball — literally! Comment.

Freaky film day! W’burg cinema hosts surrealist movie series

Cinema: Ain’t nothing like the surreal thing, baby! Comment.

Call it a comeback! These neighborhood names have been here for years

The historical neighborhood name Wallabout is enjoying a resurgence but there are plenty of other district monikers that roll off the tongue and are not often spoken outside the halls of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Touching areas from modern-day Williamsburg to Bay Ridge, these neighborhood names have been mostly forgotten, but they’re just waiting for someone to bring em back into style! Comments (4).

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Duck, duck — goose!

A pair of Prospect Park ducks adopt an abandoned gosling. Comments (2).

History in the naming! The great Wallabout debate

Fort Greene: UPDATE: Now with a map of what we think the neighborhood’s boundaries are — or would be if there was a consensus on whether Wallabout is actually a neighborhood. Comments (5).

Dafoe and Baryshnikov are absurd at BAM

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: And that is a good thing! Comment.

Cyclones lose in 10, despite excellent pitching

The Ride: Do you guys realize the Cyclones have a team ERA under two? Amazing! Comment.

Verse vendors: Lego my Whitman

Art: UPDATE: Now you can weigh in about whether the Lego statue actually looks like Walt Whitman using our handy poll. Comments (2).

Brooklyn cleans up at architecture awards

Development: We’re number one! And numbers two through seven! Comment.

Smith Street eats: Foodie families pack Carroll Gardens fair

Dining: It was the cream — and the gyro, the hot dog, and the crepe — of the street-fair crop. Comment.

Family circus at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: All the world’s a circus. Comment.

That’s the way they bike it! Bicycle Fetish Day rolls again

Williamsburg: The Williamsburg curio museum City Reliquary held its 10th annual Bicycle Fetish Day over the weekend — and it bears explaining that, although the event was centered around ogling two-wheeled contraptions, the appreciation was purely platonic. Comment.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sold! The Brooklyn Paper is under new management

Meet the new bosses! One of them was the old boss. Comments (9).

Hosed! Worker whacked with hose at W’burg Whole Foods site

Williamsburg: Man down! Comment.

Throngs in thongs

Photo Galleries: This year’s Mermaid Parade brought hundreds of thousands to Sodom by the Sea. See our slideshow for all the fishy fun. Comments (2).

VIDEO: Drummers and horn players take over library steps

Prospect Heights: They came marching in. Comment.

Cans canned! Trash-can drought imposed at J, M, Z stations

Bushwick: Litter is bugging Brooklyn straphangers faced with subway stations barren of trash cans. Comments (6).

Bernal homer leads Clones to victory

The Ride: Right now, the Cyclones are projecting to win more games than the Mets! Comment.

Heavy pedal! Bike lane eyed for industrial Metropolitan Avenue

Mean Streets: A hairy road in industrial Williamsburg could be getting more bike-friendly. Comments (16).

Our nabe in lights! Fort Greene gets fancy-schmancy sidewalks

Downtown: The area around the Brooklyn Academy of Music is putting on the Ritz. Comments (2).

Lopsided rivalry heats up in Brooklyn congressional primary

Politics: It’s power versus attorney. Comments (6).

Super-find! Builders drop big bucks on Gowanus-Canal-side block

Gowanus: Developers snapped up a block-long bunch of property beside the Gowanus Canal for a massive sum, according to a real estate news outlet. Comments (5).

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Carmine gets all existential on us

Sunday Screech: Leave it to the Screecher to take the mystery of life and explain it all in less than 700 words. Comments (5).

Pitching once again leads Clones to victory

The Ride: Wow! These guys should throw for the Mets! Comment.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Brooklyn’s on fire! Cyclones squeak out win vs. IronBirds.

The Ride: Read all about it! Our boys did it again! Comment.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Trash crash! Garbage truck slams into Bedford-Stuyvesant bodega

Mean Streets: A garbage truck slammed into a deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant early this morning, injuring seven. Comments (1).

Gap-toothed Kentile! Sign coming down today, lighting up tonight

Gowanus: Workers started dismantling the Kentile Floors sign on Thursday night and by Friday morning the beloved Gowanus landmark was without its “K,” “E,” and most of its “N,” but the remaining characters will shine one last time tonight. Comments (9).

Bands in the basement

Bensonhurst: A group of southern Brooklynites have started a do-it-yourself music venue in a Bensonhurst basement so local bands have a place to play in a section of the borough not known for its music scene. Comment.

Bartoonist takes us bar to the future

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator is on vacation so we figured we would dig back into our May Brooklyn Tomorrow magazine to bring our dedicated and thirsty readers his rendering of a Williamsburg saloon, circa 2114. Comments (2).

Clones shut out Hudson Valley

The Ride: They did it again! Win, that is. Comment.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Woman injured in partial Bushwick building collapse

Bushwick: The front of a Bushwick building fell on a pedestrian this morning. Comments (6).

Clones grab first place with 10-inning win

The Ride: Once again, the Cyclones have climbed to the top of the first hill — and that one is always the most fun. Comment.