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Vaugh-tastic! Cory hits two dingers in Cyclones win

Bay News: Spikes 3 Comment

Safety zone area has key hole

Flatbush: A city study that could help senior pedestrians in East Flatbush has left off a strip of Remsen Avenue that has become a speedway. Comment

Brighton Beach says it needs more parking

The only municipal parking lot in bustling Brighton Beach has become a battleground between jealous short-term users and privileged permit holders — and some say the only solution to the conflict and a chronic shortage of parking is a 1,000-space parking garage in the sky. Comment

Say ‘Ola’ to David Wingo at Littlefield next week

By night, you can find him with an acoustic guitar, fronting his indie band Ola Podrida. Comment

Slugfest knocks out Cyclones

Bay News: Cyclones 12 Comment

Disastrous 5–0 loss to the Yankees

Bay News: Yankees 5 Comment

JellyNYC releases its ‘pool party’ schedule

Summer in Williamsburg means free waterfront concerts! Comment

Damn Yankees — again! Clones fall in extra innings

Bay News: Cyclones 1 Comment

Music to our ears! Summer concert series kicks off at the Canarsie Pier

Canarsie: Hey music lovers! Get ready for Brooklyn’s other seaside concert series. Comment

Youth will be served — literally! — at AYSO this fall

When you’re 14, it isn’t easy getting slide-tackled by a 19-year-old striker with 40 more pounds of brawn. Comment

Gym-nastic! PS 39 gets its recreation space back

Brooklyn Courier: Parents at PS 39, a historic school on Sixth Avenue that’s too small to have its own gym, raised a ruckus last week when the city refused to renew a lease on a neighboring gym space because the operators of the space, the Camp Friendship Youth Program, sought to raise the rent from $48,000 to $67,850. Comment

Damn Yankees! Clones fall 8–5

Bay News: Yankees 8 Comment

Cyclones win their fourth in a row

Bay News: Renegades 3 Comment

Williamsburg charter high school moves to Bushwick

Williamsburg: School’s out for summer — but when September rolls around, one Williamsburg school will be in a different place. Comment

Check out our hot Double-D Pool video!

Brooklyn Courier: Our editor and serial shirt remover Gersh Kuntzman christened the Double-D Pool in his inimitable fashion, as you can see from the video above. Comment

Power failure leaves 1,100 Williamsburgers boiling mad

Williamsburg: More than 1,100 Williamsburg residents were without power on Tuesday after ConEdison cut electricity to the area to make emergency repairs to its overloaded distribution system on one of the hottest days of the year. Comment

A big Domi-YES from the Council

Williamsburg: A key Council committee unanimously approved the $1.2-billion Domino redevelopment project this afternoon — with the blessing of an anti-project Williamsburg lawmaker — thanks to a last-minute deal that would reduce the size of the project’s tallest towers yet not eliminate any affordable housing. Comment

Double D-lightful as Gowanus pool reopens

Brooklyn Courier: It’s back and better than ever. Comment

Downtown walls, if nothing else, start to look great

Lipstick on a pig, indeed — some abandoned construction sites in Downtown are looking a lot cooler these days now that local artists are turning the sites into canvases. Comment

Ice creamed! Blue Marble’s frosty debut on Pier 1 is delayed

The promise of summer ice cream in Brooklyn Bridge Park is melting away after the owners of Blue Marble Ice Cream revealed that bureaucratic snafus have delayed their Pier 1 opening. Comment

Blood in the streets!

68th Precinct Comment

Win streak at three as Clones own first place

Bay News: Cyclones 8 Comment

Hey, Joe, nice rack! And thanks for the press release about bike apparatus

Williamsburg: There’s a new bike rack at the East River State Park — and a Williamsburg assemblyman is taking the credit. Comment

New ‘Narrows’ bar is long on style and wide on substance

Williamsburg: Flushing Avenue has a new oasis from its busy truck route and heavy manufacturing neighbors — a bar that serves craft beers and organic cocktails. Comment

Jet ski teen’s legacy lives on

BoroBeat: Paul Zaccaria was hailed for his free spirit during a ceremony, coordinated by the motorcycle club Rolling Thunder Chapter 1, NY, whose members rode from Marine Park to his family’s home on National Drive where they cast flowers in the water during a touching tribute. Comment

Get wet and wild at Coney this summer

You won’t have to jump in the ocean at Coney Island to get wet and wild this summer. Comment

Another bike is gershed

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Ooh-ooh, that well! EPA digs to find source of Gowanus toxins

Brooklyn Courier: It’s not all fun and games at an area playground — it’s also Superfund-related science! Comment

BQE planners take Heights off the hit list

Brooklyn Heights: State officials have slammed the brakes on a controversial plan to eviscerate part of historic Brooklyn Heights in order to modernize the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, conceding on lastWednesday night that the shocking scheme is untenable. Comment

Slugfest knocks out Cyclones

Cyclones: Brooklyn has now lost four in a row, while the hated Staten Island Yankees have won six in a row. That’s a major problem. Comment

What a fraud! Employee pulls badge after swiping money from till

Mill–Marine Courier: Sticky badges Comment

Thieves shoot cabbie during Crooke Ave. robbery

Flatbush: Cabbie gunned down Comment

City’s traffic meeting gets little traffic

Flatbush: A virtually unpublicized meeting held by the city to go over its plans to deal with horrendous traffic on Flatbush Avenue attracted only three residents — and had some wondering if the government wanted any community input at all. Comment

Mets are Amazin’ at the Bed-Stuy Y

BoroBeat: They’re even more Amazin’ with a brush. Comment

Motel’s TV caper

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Boy shot over stolen bike

Canarsie: Shot over bike Comment

Bike lane backlash: Cyclists speak out against board votes

Bay Ridge cyclists are as divided as a two-way street over whether bike lanes in Bay Ridge will keep them safe. Comment

Clones win second in a row

Bay News: Renegades 2 Comment

Gavel to Gavel

Crime: Phoenix falling Comment

Two nabbed for Sheepshead Bay murder

Bay News: Nabbed for murder Comment

Pols sue MTA over cuts

An 11th-hour lawsuit filed by two Bay Ridge politicians and three of their disabled constituents has failed to derail the planned service cuts that went into effect on Sunday. Comment

Cleopatra and Marc Antony knew, so did Penelope and Odysseus

Perspective: “I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do.” “It’s too hot.” “What’s to eat?” “Do I have to get up now?” Comment

Raise the roof this Fourth of July at a bar with a view

Don’t have rooftop access this Fourth of July? Don’t feel left out. These rooftop bars and restaurants provide some great views of Brooklyn and beyond, so you can catch a glimpse of the city’s fireworks, legal and otherwise, or just enjoy the night air. Comment

Prepare to hoist the giglio!

Talk about heavy lifting. Comment

100 years and counting

BoroBeat: A happy birthday, and a happy Fourth! Comment

Dugouts of shame!

Mill–Marine Courier: Dirty dugouts! Comment

Courts of appeal: Marine park handball fix

Mill–Marine Courier: The city has begun cleaning up the area surrounding Marine Park’s handball courts. Comment

Flagged-off area to get a flagpole

Mill–Marine Courier: A cordoned-off area of the Great Lawn at Marine Park has some visitors wondering what’s going on. Comment

Garden-variety victory

Flatbush: Bowing to demands made by a group of gardeners who used its grounds to sow the earth, Brooklyn College agreed to spare two-thirds of the Campus Road Community Garden one month after it had kicked the gardeners out and began building a parking lot on the site. Comment

Model elders sparkle on the runway at Caton Pk. Nursing Home

BoroBeat: Fugghedabout Bryant Park — Caton Park Nursing Home was the new kid on the style runway when the golden set teamed up for a fashion show to show ’em all how it’s really done! Comment

Tales from the crypt: Locals dying to get into the new Canarsie Cemetery

Canarsie: So that’s why they’re building fences around the new Canarsie Cemetery! Comment

Cory is at the ‘Vaughn’ guard of Cyclone success

Bay News: It’s only the third week of the season, and Cory Vaughn — the Cyclones’ speedy right-fielder with a surprising amount of power — is emerging as the face of the team. Comment

Fountain blues along the Shore Road bike path

It’s strictly BYOB — bottles of water, that is — on the Shore Road bike path, and the city’s failure to provide working fountains along the popular path leaves cyclists, joggers and pedestrians at risk of heat stroke. Comment

Boardwalk repairs put crimp on foot traffic

A dawdling city agency took some of the fun out of a celebrated finned seaside attraction by forcing frolickers into a tight squeeze, and drying up cash for beachfront businesses, after it botched up repairs on their walkway — even after working on them for a year! Comment

Wildlife Refuge hosts trucks and cranes

Parts of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge are being used as a staging area for Department of Transportation Belt Parkway bridge reconstructions — making it look like a containment area for a certain oil rig explosion. Comment

Boardwalk boards would make good wood

Bay News: Last month’s nor’easter put a beating on the Sheepshead Bay footbridge, and one local official wants to see it rebuilt on the cheap — with free wood from the Riegelmann Boardwalk. Comment

Ozomatli will make you get up and dance at Celebrate Brooklyn

The biggest summer stage is the Prospect Park band shell — and Ozomatli will need every inch. Comment

Happy Birthday to grand Lady Liberty!

Perspective: “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…” Comment

Well done: NYC bests L.I. in Outback Steakhouse Empire Challenge

High School Sports: Devante Wheeler celebrated his 18th birthday last week, but he said he really didn’t get any gifts. Comment

Tyler seeks big-time atmosphere, playing time at Youngstown State

High School Sports: Najee Tyler couldn’t help but like what he saw. Comment

All-Brooklyn softball honors

High School Sports: For the first time in seven years, Brooklyn was home to the PSAL city champion. James Madison beat six-time defending champion Tottenville, 5-2, in the Class A title game, becoming the first team other than the Pirates to win since Midwood in 2003. Comment

Fort Hamilton’s Fiorito hits career-best kick in NYC win

High School Sports: Nick Fiorito was unexpectedly in uncharted territory. Comment

All-Brooklyn baseball honors

High School Sports: Close, just not close enough. Comment

This band really enjoyed those free pianos (you can, too)!

“Play Me I’m Yours,” an installation of 60 upright pianos throughout the city, invites you to do just that — play. Comment

July 4 was also Independence Day for New York slaves

July 4 is, of course, the day America declared its independence from England. But it was also Independence Day for New York slaves, who were officially “freed” in 1827. Comment

Big (well, sort of big) fireworks bust for 76th Precinct

Brooklyn Courier: It must be getting close to July 4 because cops busted a mega-stash of pyrotechnic devices this week. Comment

It’s sex, drugs and bingo with Underground Rebel Bingo

This ain’t your grandma’s bingo. Comment

Stan — and the numbers — don’t lie

About 45 million Americans still do not wear seat belts while driving. This is one time where there isn’t safety in numbers. An average of 38 unbelted people a day are killed in traffic accidents. Please buckle up. The life you save… Comment
Now, go out and celebrate America’s independence by watching the hot dog-eating contest, hearing some hip-hop or crashing Sen. Marty Golden’s annual family BBQ. It’s all in our guide to going ‘Fourth’ today. Comments (1)

Hynes decides against charging firefighter in Salty Dog brawl

Bay Ridge: Looks like a flip-flop from the former Fire Commissioner district attorney. Comments (2)

Damn Yankees — again! Clones fall in extra innings

Cyclones: The Cyclones lose their second in a row to the Yankees. Comment

Hot food gossip — new bars, new eats, and, yes, some closures

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s been a busy few weeks in the Brooklyn food-scene. Here’s the best of the borough’s openings, closings, some pretty big rumors and some crumbs, too. Comment
Brooklyn Angle: A global dispute about the heart, soul and stomach of one of the world’s greatest hot dog eaters flares up two days before the flagship event. Comment
Boerum Hill: Boerum Hill’s corn field is truly a-maize-ing — but the artist responsible for the crop admitted this week that Canarsie, not Smith Street, got the most exclusive variety of grain. Comments (4)

This fire wasn’t as bad as it looks

Williamsburg: Williamsburg book lovers breathed a sigh of relief this morning after a vicious that fire ripped through a Devoe Street building did not damage the beloved Brooklyn Public Library branch next door. Comment

Gym-nastic! PS 39 gets its recreation space back

Park Slope: The city has come up with the money to retain a Park Slope elementary school’s gym program that had been threatened by bureaucratic stinginess. Comment

Prepare to hoist the giglio!

Event: Talk about heavy lifting. Comments (1)
Music: Great Elk may be named after an extinct species, but things are starting to pick up for the Brooklyn band. Comment

‘Cary’ on! Hollywood icon Grant gets second BAM retrospective

Cinema: He’s still great — and he’s at the Brooklyn Academy of Music all this month. Comment

Damn Yankees! Clones fall 8–5

Cyclones: Look, you lose some games. But the Cyclones remain in first place. Comment

The drink of summer at One Girl Cookies

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: When it’s this hot outside, there are really only a two things worth consuming: ice cream, and iced tea. Comments (2)

Mass transit cuts — a necessary evil?

Perspective: Harsh service reductions on buses and subways went into effect this week that will increase waiting times and decrease the quality of mass transit service throughout the city. Brooklyn was hit especially hard, with the elimination of several key bus lines, plus the M subway line. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said that the cuts were necessary to reduce an $800-million budget deficit. But were such harsh cuts truly necessary? We asked a critic of the MTA and the agency itself to weigh in. Click below to read their opinion pieces.

He’s hamming it up at new W’burg trattoria

Dining: Alex Palumbo may just one day join the ranks of King Midas. After five years managing Manhattan’s Da Silvano — known for its five-star dining and clientele — Palumbo has brought his golden touch across the river, to the newly opened Osteria Il Paiolo in Williamsburg. Comments (1)
Dining: Finally, baby food that’s fit for an adult. Comments (1)
Mean Streets: Sign painters to the rescue! Comments (1)
Page 1: So, guy walks into a doctor’s office and the doctor says, “Look, I have some bad news for you — you have only six months to live.” So the guy thinks about this for a second and says, “Well, what’s the good news?" And the doctor says, "Who said anything about any good news?” We love that joke. And we also love our print edition, which, like that joke, is a classic. Click the link above to start the ball rolling (or, more accurately, the issue downloading). Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Williamsburg: Guests at Brooklyn’s illegal hotels could soon be checking out for good — if Albany has its way. Comments (3)

Geronimo! Man publishes a 15-volume history of the Indian Wars

Sometimes, it takes one obsessed man to seize the reins of history. Comments (1)

Inside job? Greene Ave tenants say crooks had the keys!

Fort Greene: Seven apartments inside a tony Fort Greene building have been broken into in the past year — and in all cases, the burglars had the keys, leading residents to believe that they are the victims of the ultimate inside job. Comments (7)

Do not go Fourth if you want to have fun

Event: On July 4, the smart set stays right here in Brooklyn rather than rushing off to beaches (we’ve got those), parties (check) or hot concerts (um, this is music city, after all). Don’t believe us, here’s our full guide to this weekend (so full, in fact, that you’ll need to take Monday off). Comment
Theater: For those looking for a way to cool down this summer, “Nocturnes” is sure to give you the chills. Comment

Cyclones win their fourth in a row

Cyclones: Dynasty? Not yet, but a 9-4 start keeps the Clones in first. Comment
Coney Island: A judge on Wednesday ruled that Borough President Markowitz’s summer concerts may violate a city anti-noise law — but the ruling blocking this year’s series is effectively moot thanks to a just-passed Council bill that excepts the very concerts from noise code restrictions. Comments (6)

Now the city may be helping Greenpoint vendors

Shopping: A rentable commercial kitchen may be made available to small-time food manufacturers. Sure beats summonses. Comments (3)

Stinging rebuke of Courier-Life anti-bike editorial!

Mean Streets: Last week, we gave space to the editorial board of our sister publication. This week, we set the record straight! Comments (27)

Roofus: Mosque protesters aren’t only interested in traffic

Cartoon: This week, Roofus weighs in on protests over a mosque in Sheepshead Bay. Comments (7)

It’s ‘Flea’ at last in Greenpoint every Friday

Shopping: Want to find a good deal in Greenpoint? Go to church. Comment
Committeman Confrontation: You’ve heard of “Million Dollar Baby”? Well, meet Democratic District Leader candidate Hope “The Moose” Reichbach — Brooklyn’s $20,000 baby. Comments (8)
Mean Streets: Williamsburg residents castigated city transportation officials on Tuesday night, claiming that the changes that they made on Kent Avenue are not working. Comments (32)

Win streak at three as Clones own first place

Cyclones: This 8-4 team is on a roll. Comment

Speak to P.T. Barnum — live!

The man who allegedly said, “There’s a sucker born every minute” is about to give us another earful. Comments (4)

Time to steal the donuts

Park Slope: A shoplifter makes his move at the Dunkin’ Donuts. Plus the rest of the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1)

Downtown walls, if nothing else, start to look great

Downtown: Lipstick on a pig, indeed — some abandoned construction sites in Downtown are looking a lot cooler these days now that local artists are turning the sites into canvases. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: No wonder this kid is so PO’d. Comments (1)
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Check out our hot Double-D Pool video!

Gowanus: The pool that was saved from city budget cuts opens with a splash — by our shirtless editor. Watch it all. Comments (2)
Park Slope: A concrete mogul provides the material and the workers to fix Prospect Park’s decrepit riding circle. Comments (4)

LC Fest, in fifth year, is perfect for short attention spans

Park Slope: For those with musical ADD, this one’s for you. Comment
Gowanus: The city budget bean counters have spared the Douglass-Degraw pool — and the children are happy. Comment

MTA service cuts make it a Monday from hell

Transit: Mass transit became mass confusion on Monday, as the most severe service cuts to the city’s transit system in 30 years took hold in Brooklyn, where 26 bus lines were restructured or eliminated, a subway line vanished, and service became slower and more crowded. Comments (12)

Clones win second in a row

Ridin’ the Cyclones: Lead the McNamara Division by a game and a half. Comment

Cory is at the ‘Vaughn’ guard of Cyclone success

Cyclones: It’s only the third week of the season, and Cory Vaughn — the Cyclones’ speedy right-fielder with a surprising amount of power — is emerging as the face of the team. Comment

Power failure leaves 1,100 Williamsburgers boiling mad

Williamsburg: More than 1,100 Williamsburg residents were without power on Tuesday after ConEdison cut electricity to the area to make emergency repairs to its overloaded distribution system on one of the hottest days of the year. Comments (2)
Nightlife: This ain’t your grandma’s bingo. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A slightly smaller version of the Domino Sugar project will be approved, sources said. Comments (24)

Motel’s TV caper

Carroll Gardens: A hotel guest checks in, but then checks out with two TVs! Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Smartmom opens up the bible — the high school bible, that is

Smartmom: It’s time to start thinking about a high school for the Oh So Feisty One. Comments (9)
Music: The biggest summer stage is the Prospect Park band shell — and Ozomatli will need every inch. Comment

Injured Sadewitz says Frontiersmen will rise again

Greenpoint: It’s only the most important shoulder in the Brooklyn Kickball League. Comment

Hot dog contest shocker! Kobayashi is out in contract ‘impasse’

Takeru Kobayashi, one of the greatest eaters in the history of the world and a six-time Nathan’s hot dog-eating champion, has stunned the world by dropping out of the July 4 competition, giving rival Joey Chestnut, who has beaten him three years in a row, a clear shot to a dynasty. Comments (7)

Clones are back on track

Cyclones: The two-game losing streak is over — and first place again belongs to Brooklyn. Comments (1)

Fountain blues along the Shore Road bike path

Mean Streets: It’s strictly BYOB — bottles of water, that is — on the Shore Road bike path, and the city’s failure to provide working fountains along the popular leaves cyclists joggers and pedestrians at risk of heat stroke. Comments (4)
Music: Indie band Jukebox the Ghost shows up at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment

Another bike is gershed

Prospect Heights: A two-wheeler is stolen, plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment
Music: The annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is like the genre itself — it’s gotten bigger and more expensive every year. Comments (2)

Hey, Joe, nice rack! And thanks for the press release about bike apparatus

Williamsburg: There’s a new bike rack at the East River State Park — and a Williamsburg assemblyman is taking the credit. Comments (1)

Bklyn Yard’s loss is this loft’s gain

Nightlife: DJ dance parties continue, albeit in a different place. Comment

Thursdays are swing time this summer

Dance: Swing’s the thing this summer. Comment

Kickball roundup: Lobos howling at the top of the leader board

Majesty’s reign as Brooklyn Kickball top-ranked and only remaining undefeated team has toppled, after it was dethroned by the Lobos and Zeus’s Beard. Comments (1)

New ‘Narrows’ bar is long on style and wide on substance

Nightlife: Flushing Avenue has a new oasis from its busy truck route and heavy manufacturing neighbors — a bar that serves craft beers and organic cocktails. Comments (1)
Coney Island: You won’t have to jump in the ocean at Coney Island to get wet and wild this summer. Comments (1)

Clones blow second game in a row!

Cyclones: Another night, another blown save, another demoralizing road loss. Get home soon, boys. Comment

Cyclones blow a game in the ninth!

Cyclones: If the Cyclones lose the division by one game, this is the game. Comments (1)

Double-D Pool will open on schedule on Tuesday!

Gowanus: Budget deal spares Gowanus watering hole Comments (1)
A few days after a lawsuit raises the possibility that Borough President’s summer concert series may be illegal, Mayor Bloomberg rushes a bill to make it legal. Comments (11)
Park Slope: Nearly 30 state-of-the-art laptop computers were stolen from a Park Slope elementary school over the weekend — and school parents are blaming construction workers who failed to secure the school while they made weekend renovations. Comment

One of the biggest wins ever

Cyclones: Cyclones bash the Renegades, 16-5. Comment

Ooh-ooh, that well! EPA digs to find source of Gowanus toxins

Cleaning Our Waterways: It’s not all fun and games at an area playground — it’s also Superfund-related science! Comment

Gym-nauseam! PS 39 loses its recreation space!

Park Slope: Parents at a historic Park Slope elementary school that’s too small to have its own gym are fuming that the city will no longer rent out a recreation area for the kids across the street. Comments (1)

Big (well, sort of big) fireworks bust for 76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens: It must be nearing July 4 because the men in blue are cracking down on the explosive stuff. Comments (2)

Should Park Slope’s historic district be expanded?

Should Park Slope’s historic district be expanded?

Perspective: Residents of Park Slope are considering expanding their neighborhood’s historic district — already Brooklyn’s largest — by more than double. It’s certainly true that many people equate historic district designation with preserving the “feel” of our neighborhoods, but others oppose such measures because of the rules and regulations that inhibit building owners’ ability to alter their structures. Click on the links below to read both opinion pieces.
Mean Streets: State officials have slammed the brakes on a controversial plan to eviscerate part of historic Brooklyn Heights in order to modernize the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, conceding on Wednesday night that the shocking scheme is untenable. Comments (5)

Booked ‘em! Slope’s top cop nabs another bad guy

Park Slope: Deputy Inspector John Argenziano is no desk jockey. He’s made two arrests in three months — more than some beat cops! Comments (1)

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