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Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Freakshow hosts Valentine’s burlesque

Nightlife: There are few better ways to spend Valentine’s Day than watching somebody take off their clothes — even if you are not dating them! Comment.

Three Way: The Way Station bar celebrates third anniversary

Boro of Nerds: The Prospect Heights Doctor Who- and steampunk-themed bar is throwing a birthday bash, with live swing music and go-go dancing. Comments (2).

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

I choo-choo-choose you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Transit Museum

Nightlife: This Valentine’s Day, show your love for that special subway line in your life. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Where to GO this coming week!

Nightlife: Punk rock karaoke, singing sailors, a once-in-a-lifetime show from a soul legend, and more hot events to get you through those cold Brooklyn nights. Comment.

Pro ballers: Top Brooklyn meatball-makers on their secret ingredients

Dining: Thinking of throwing down at the Brooklyn Meatball Takedown on Feb. 9? We asked the pros what makes a spicy meatball. Comments (3).

Roundy has done it again

Bartoonist cuts the cord

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits Cobble Hill’s Congress Bar, which has no TV or phone, but does make a good cocktail — sometimes. Comments (4).

Nightlife comes alive! Bill Roundy in living color

Nightlife: Do not watch this video unless you are prepared to see a beloved drinking cartoonist break through the fourth wall and explain his whole creative process. Comments (1).

From couples welding to rope bondage, Valentine’s Day events around Brooklyn

Nightlife: Plus power ballad sing-a-longs, waiters dressed as gondoliers, a Morrissey cover band, romantic kids’ cartoons, and more. Comments (2).

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Assemblyman speaks up for mute swans

Brooklyn’s mute swans finally have a voice in Albany. Comments (1).

No ‘Doubt’ about it: Heights Players’ latest show is great

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Go back to Sunday school, with a church-centered play performed in an old chapel. Comment.

Antony and the Johnsons clarinetist creates water-inspired solo album

Music: Bedford-Stuyvesant musician Doug Wieselman is making a splash! Comments (1).

The Brooklyn Paper, now with undetectable odor

Page 1: When you’re feeling stressed, seeking distraction, or just need a minute to take in the world outside your front door, what do you do? If you’re reading this, odds are you reach for The Brooklyn Paper. We are now proud to introduce The Brooklyn Vapor, an electronic newspaper which does not produce carbon waste. In fact, it can disappear at the click of the button. No more judgmental glares from conservationists, just a seamless, odorless way to take a deep breath before you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

String theories: Puppet show performs stories by people with dementia

Theater: This puppet show is no child’s play. Comment.

Legal weed puts Dad in a tizzy

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders what to tell his kids now that Colorado has legalized pot. Comments (6).

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Heroin found in Hoffman’s apartment got high rating from Brooklyn blog

Williamsburg: The dope that may have killed Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Feb. 2 was reviewed just two weeks prior on a strange, Brooklyn-based website for junkies. Comments (19).

Slope pianist goes Bach to the future

Music: Simone Dinnerstein is taking New York City Bach to school. Comments (2).

Two ways to rev up! Williamsburg shop pairs coffee with custom motorcycles

Williamsburg: Start your engines right at this hybrid business, but don’t expect these guys to build you a chopper. Comment.

Friendly fire! Recchia’s bad Dem-istry could wreck congressional bid

Will’s Watch: Reporter Will Bredderman is at it again. In this week’s politics column over at BrooklynDaily.com, he analyzes whether Domenic Recchia’s uncomfortable history with his fellow party members is enough to let Rep. Michael Grimm best him in the Bay Ridge congressional race despite Grimm’s recent, televised blow-up. Comment.

Five for fighting over LICH

Hospitals in Crisis: The state has unveiled five plans for the redevelopment of Long Island College Hospital — and none of them include the hospital’s current range of services. Comments (12).

I wanna hold Japan: Japanese Beatles hit Brooklyn

Music: Talk about a magical mystery tour! Comment.

Bus, livery-cab crash bangs up straphangers at busy Downtown corner

Mean Streets: Ten people were injured, two seriously, when a livery cab driver smashed into a bus at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Extension shortly after noon on Feb. 4. Comments (12).

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Walk this way! Myrtle Avenue celebrates Black history with art stroll

Art: It is the biggest Black History Month celebration this side of the East River. Or, as we like to call it, the West River. Comment.

Clinton Hill church gets holy handout

Clinton Hill: Brown Memorial Baptist Chuch in Clinton Hill recieved a $40,000 grant in January, but it still needs more cash to get its Tiffany stained-glass window fixed. Comments (2).

Man hanged himself in Prospect Park: Cops

Park Slope: A gruesome discovery was waiting by the lake early Monday morning. Comments (8).

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

Cyclist critical after Washington Avenue crash

Mean Streets: A cyclist is in bad shape after a driver hit him near the Brooklyn Museum on Sunday, cops said. Comments (23).

Snow place like home

It was Super Snow on Monday. Comment.

New district attorney could free man convicted in controversial murder case

A Bushwick man jailed for murder 29 years ago in a dubious conviction is hoping the new district attorney will take another look at his case. Comments (12).

War on Cars

I’m walkin’ here! Activists say cops should give bikes the car treatment

Mean Streets: The city is ramping up its war on cars, lowering speed limits, narrowing streets, and, last week, staging a sting operation on drivers turning into crosswalks, but some activists say scofflaw cyclists need policing, too. Comments (57).

Whose streets? Our streets! Bushwick pol wants Brooklyn to rule its own roads

Mean Streets: The ability to lower city speed limits should not be hamstrung by state bureaucracy, state Sen. Martin Dilan argues, and he has the bill to back it up. Comments (5).

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

Carmine covers it all — all by himself!

Sunday Screech: Who needs reporters when you’ve got Carmine watching your back? Comments (2).

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

We can edit it! Brooklyn Museum feminists to add shunned women to Wikipedia

Prospect Heights: Ladies, man your stations. Comments (11).

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Crown-22! Booze permit renewal puts Ridge board between rock and hard place

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge panel wants a local karaoke spot to start singing a new tune. Comments (2).

Williamsburg’s cat whisperers pack combs

Williamsburg: This couples combs Williamsburg and Greenpoint, helping their feline clients shed the weight of the world. Comments (2).

Eat local meets build local

Test-tube beef could grow in Brooklyn

Sunset Park: Quilts. Twill. Corporate furniture. Test-tube beef? Comments (8).

We ask: Would you eat petri meat?

Vox Pop: The idea of test tube meat is as intriguing as it is revolting, so we figured we should put the big-money question that could make or break the bio-tech industry to everyday Brooklynites: “Would you eat a hamburger grown in a test tube?” Comments (4).

Moon landing! Pol want to give kids Lunar New Year off

A Brooklyn Heights councilman wants your kids to skip another day. Comments (3).

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Bidding war! Pols demand inclusion of full-service hospital in LICH pitches

Cobble Hill: The state’s Long Island College Hospital redevelopment scheme shuts out developers who could keep it a full-service hospital, politicians and activists said at a rally on Wednesday. Comments (2).

Jazzing it up: Williamsburg fitness studio resurrects ’80s aerobics fad

Fitness: Break out the spandex and leg warmers! Comments (16).

Watching Will

MEET WILL BREDDERMAN: Our reporter talks Rep. Grimm’s NY1 threats — on NY1

Politics: You read his ace coverage of Rep. Michael Grimm’s State of the Union address meltdown. Now you can watch reporter Will Bredderman discuss Grimm’s history of temper flare-ups on NY1’s “Inside City Hall.” Comment.

The ‘Greenfielding’ of Brooklyn politics

Will’s Watch: Reporter Will Bredderman is at it again. Check out his latest column over at BrooklynDaily.com. In this week’s edition, he looks at the outsized influence wielded by Borough Park Councilman David Greenfield. Comment.

NEXT TUESDAY: Meeting to discuss possible failure of Boerum Hill slow zone

Mean Streets: Boerum Hill intersections are still dangerous enough that it merits a public hearing a year and a half after the city lowered the speed limit throughout the brownstone enclave. Comments (18).

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