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Monday, April 4, 2011

Betty Buckley performs your favorite showtunes this Saturday

Theater: A bit of Broadway is coming to Brooklyn. Comment

Friday, April 1, 2011

Hummus war! Workers were fired — and now you can’t get your chickpea dip

Williamsburg: Three bougie supermarkets are leading the fight against a Williamsburg hummus maker who allegedly abused his workers. Comments (5)

Making Census: New count reveals changing borough

Census 2010: What happened in your neighborhood? Find out with this handy featurette. Comments (8)

Fists of fury, abs of steel

Fitness: You can be as fit as Melissa “Hurricane” Hernandez — with a little help from Gleason’s Gym. Comments (3)

What is the way to save our geese?

Perspective: This weekend’s Hands Across the Lake vigil for Prospect Park’s Canada Geese has roused plenty of emotions — even within the animal-loving community. Click below for two takes on the issue:

When the moon hits your eye — order ramen at Lunetta

Dining: The Smith Street restaurant goes bonzai whenever the lunar orb is full. Comment

This ‘Station’ is ‘Way’ cool

Bar Scrawl: Bar Scrawl takes his cartoonists’-eye view into Prospect Heights’ Way Station. Comments (2)

Trouble on the rails

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, April 2 at 12:01 am to Monday, April 4 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Where the boys are! Columbia Street is the city’s gayest neighborhood

Census 2010: Brooklyn has a new “gayest” neighborhood, and it ain’t Park Slope. Comments (15)

Trailer trash! RV community sues over ‘illegal’ eviction from Williamsburg

Greenpoint: Y’all come back now! Comments (22)

Wheel bad news in Bay Ridge as city puts meters on last free block

Mean Streets: A legendary oasis of free parking on Third Avenue will dry up this summer when the city installs new muni-meters between 83rd and 84th streets. Comments (19)

Agata Olek pimps her ride again

Art: That’s not a celebrity that tourists are photographing under the Brooklyn Bridge — it’s a bicycle. Comments (1)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Jersey Nets start selling tickets for games — in Brooklyn

Atlantic Yards: This just in: The Nets are offering season tickets to their 2012 games at the Barclays Center. Comments (11)

Kinder crisis! No room for new kids at Slope schools

Park Slope: It’s an all-out war for the most sought-after commodity in baby-filled Park Slope — a kindergarten seat. Comments (21)

Night market scrubbed over Greenpointers’ complaints

Shopping: Say goodnight to the “night market.” Comments (18)

Cops: We will punish bad ‘Dogs’

Red Hook: Cops may muzzle the Filthy Mad Dogs, a Red Hook motorcycle club, following a double shooting inside its headquarters last Saturday, and a related shooting near Methodist Hospital in Park Slope. Comments (20)

Corps bugs out of Fort Ham — heading for more expensive Manhattan

Bay Ridge: They’ll take Manhattan — with your money. Comments (1)

PS 29’s ‘Mom-strocity’ to surrender today

Cobble Hill: The former PTA treasurer at a Cobble Hill public school is facing 15 years in detention — the real kind — after being indicted this week for embezzling close to $100,000 from her school. Comments (6)

Chamber power outage! Boro biz group loses phones and Internet

Downtown: Contractors working on a massive construction project near the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown headquarters slashed phone and Internet cables, sending the organization, and other tenants inside the Elm Place property, back to the slow old days. Comments (3)

Precinct commander catches thieves himself

Park Slope: Get the “Cop of the Month” award ready again — for Inspector Argenziano himself! Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1)

How to beat the bullies

Fearless Parenting: After her son is verbally dissed on the playground, our columnist figures out how to help him. Comments (4)

Mass mutual! Two Slope Catholic churches to merge

Park Slope: Two Park Slope Catholic churches that are just six blocks away from each other will merge some operations by June, church officials confirmed on Monday. Comments (4)

Playing all night — and the music’s all right! Mama’s got a squeezebox, Daddy never sleeps at night

Music: It’ll all make sense on April 4 at Public Assembly. Comments (1)

It’s a Peggy Lee impersonation festival

Music: On April 3, watch men and women compete to be the perfect jazz singer. Comments (2)

The ‘lion’ of Cobble Hill, is dead

Cobble Hill: Murray Adams — longtime neighborhood activist and father of state bigwig Kenneth Adams — died on Tuesday of complications from a stroke. Comments (2)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Car-free park? Council bill would ban behemoths among Brooklyn’s boughs

Mean Streets: A Manhattan lawmaker wants to ban cars from Prospect Park — a plan that would tame the “hectic pace of city life,” its chief supporter says. Comments (68)

Midnight ours! CB6 tells controversial bar to close early on weekends

Park Slope: Prime 6 has been tarred and feathered — and now locals want it to close at midnight on Friday and Saturday night. What’s next? Last call at 7 pm? Comments (7)

Revealed! Vito’s $64,000 pension

Vito under the Microscope: The $64,000 question — “What is Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s annual state pension” — now has a $64,000 answer. Comments (8)

This hotel has all the right numbers

Downtown plan: A Downtown hotel is entering the digit-al age — claiming the borough’s area code as its chic calling card. Comments (3)

Blogfest hangover! No booze sponsorships or non-Brooklyn celebrities at this year’s webfest!

Gowanus: Louise Crawford’s Brooklyn Blogfest — still reeling from the sponsorship of Absolut Vodka and an appearance by Spike Lee last year — is going back to basics. Comments (6)

Finally, bikes, babes, beer and burlesque — all in one place

Event: And it’s not on the Prospect Park West bike lane, but at Legion Bar next week! Comments (6)

‘Tasting Brooklyn’ is a big beefy bite of the borough

Dining: Sample dishes from lots of local restaurants on April 5. Comments (1)

Honky tonk man! Jonny Corndawg begins month-long residency at Brooklyn Bowl

Music: Foot-stompin’ country, but hilarous lyrics make this son of Nashville a must-see. Comments (1)

Strippers and tigers and risotto, oh my!

Nightlife: Jaguars 3 is a new nightclub devoted to drinks, Italian food and bikini-clad dancers. Comments (19)

More robberies at Target

Fort Greene: Atlantic Terminal was again a den of crime last week. Plus all the other malfeasance from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (7)

Come on Coney Island, feel the noise at Noisefest

Music: Coney Island is kicking off the spring season the only way it knows how. Comments (6)

Monday, March 28, 2011


City hits our editor with a $1,300 fine — inevitable video ensues

Park Slope: Watch what happens when the Department of Transportation tells Editor Gersh Kuntzman that his pristine — pristine! — sidewalk needs to be replaced. First in what will likely be a long, drawn-out series. Comments (7)

Liquor license fight is no Polish joke at community center

Brooklyn Is Angry: Foes of a permit for the Polish Slavic Center are upset that wine and beer would “send the wrong message.” Comments (4)

Brooklyn Flea expands to Williamsburg this weekend

Shopping: The Brooklyn Flea is going from Williamsburgh to Williamsburg. Comments (4)

Food dish: Five Guys expansion, plus Danny Meyer loving on Brooklyn

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s another feast with our Foodie in Chief, Sarah Zorn. Comments (1)

Sheepshead Bay Turkish joint is a restaurant with balls

Dining: Head to Caucasus Garden for lamb testicles. Comments (2)

This dish is the veal deal

Foodie-in-Chief: And now you can make Zio Toto’s signature entree yourself, thanks to this recipe. Comment

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Goose lovers to Bloomy: Don’t you dare come for our birds

Meadows of Shame: Dozens rally to save the geese. Comments (17)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Borough president — though not ours! — says he’ll return tainted developer’s cash

Manhattan Beep Scott Stringer won’t keep contributions from arrested developer Aaron Malinsky, even as our own Beep, Marty Markowitz, keeps the money for now. Comments (12)

Brooklyn: Federal count makes no Census!

Don’t count out Brooklyn! Comments (3)

‘Civil’ obedience! State designates Wallabout as a historic district

Fort Greene: The historic beauty of a swath of Civil War-era homes in an isolated corner of Fort Greene has finally been recognized. Comments (1)

It’s a big Con Ed ache as hundreds of workers will compete for street parking

Mean Streets: Hundreds more drivers will compete for parking spots in Gowanus and Park Slope under a plan by Con Ed to eliminate a 250-space employee parking lot next month. Comments (149)

Bay Ridge goes sweet for ‘Sweetie’

Dining: There’s a new frozen yogurt joint in town. Comment

Bay Ridge goes sweet for ‘Sweetie’

Dining: There’s a new frozen yogurt joint in town. Comments (4)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fundraiser helps gay center become a reality

DUMBO: The hunt for a permanent home for Brooklyn’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community received a financial boost at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s second annual fundraiser in DUMBO on Tuesday night. Comments (5)

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