Monday, June 6, 2011

Got a minute? That’s enough time to see a great play at Brooklyn College

Theater: The 60-second play festival is back. Comment

Friday, June 3, 2011

Celebrate Brooklyn kicks off with Andrew Bird next Friday night!

Music: The annual outdoor festival begins with the jazzman’s lush sound. Comments (2)

Can the city afford a ‘Living Wage’ bill? Two views

Perspective: The City Council is considering a bill that would require employers to pay a “living wage,” or roughly $10 per hour. We invited two partisans to weigh in. Click below for their opinion pieces.
Books: Unpublished novelists, prepare to get jealous. Comments (2)
Music: The third annual Brooklyn Folk Fest has expanded by one day and one venue. Comment

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment

A cool gay bar (but aren’t they all?)

Bar Scrawl: Our cartoonist heads to Metropolitan in Williamsburg. Comment

The ‘L’ hell continues

Weekend Watch: L train riders will likely have their ironic moustaches in a twist this weekend. Read more about that, all the transit changes that affect your travel plans this weekend (Saturday, June 4 at 12:01 am to Monday, June 6 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (2)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bay Ridge: Locals are slamming a Bay Ridge pol’s plan to turn a 10-block stretch of Third Avenue into a Manhattan-style pedestrian plaza nine times this summer — banning cars in favor of shoppers and pedestrians. Comments (27)
Prime Time: Joe Raiola from Morton’s gives you the perfect fish marinade. Comments (4)
Greenpoint: It took only four decades, but the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is finally meeting federal clean water standards. Comments (1)

Two craft fairs for the Etsy crowd

Shopping: Find your fellow brethern at the Renegade Craft Fair and Celebrate Brooklyn this month. Comment

Greek to us! Schermerhorn Street’s annual Greek festival is back

Dining: This one’s not to be missed — they invented the ‘edible’ complex, after all. Comments (7)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

TV: The Greenpoint man behind “Dr. Claw” gets his own Cooking Channel show! Comments (9)
Greenpoint: A member of the Creativity Movement, which plastered Greenpoint cars with “White Power” fliers last week, spews some of his hate in this exclusive. Comments (29)
Rep. Anthony Weiner stands accused of sending a picture of his underwear-covered penis to a woman in Seattle. But the congressman says his Twitter account was hacked. Comments (30)
Williamsburg: A hometown hero lost his shot at glory, losing a coveted Skee-ball title to a clutch California competitor. Comment

The ‘Boys’ are back in town again!

After a sluggish start, last year’s Brooklyn Kickball finalists, the Pony Boys, collected three wins on Memorial Day weekend and raising their record above .500 for the first time this season. Comment
Dining: The oldest Italian restaurant in the borough has new owners and a new attitude. Comments (6)
Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital can now officially be taken off life support. Comment

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Skull and bones found in Greenpoint backyard

Greenpoint: Cops aren’t saying a crime was committed. Not yet, at least. Comments (3)
Greenpoint: Greenpointers are upset by white supremacist fliers that were plastered all over car windows on Greenpoint Avenue near Leonard Street. Comments (73)

It’s open season on hipsters!

Subtle hate crimes against bearded, plaid-wearing, band-joining Williamsburgers keep occurring, yet no one seems to be putting an end to it! Comments (33)

Defending the PS 29 vandals — and their parents

The Dad: Here it is — The Dad’s most-controversial column ever. With parents calling for the heads of the spoiled brats who torched the PS 29 playground, our columnist finds a way to defend them. Let’s keep those cards and letters coming, folks! Comments (11)
Sunset Park: Veterans — even, gasp, Confederates — were front and center all weekend. Comments (1)

Circus returns to the Waterfront Barge on June 5 — and the price is right

Event: The best damn circus money can buy (and now for less money). Comment

House tour season continues, this time in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush

Event: Victorians and limestones are the highlights here. Comment

Bushwick opens up for annual art studio tour this weekend

Art: And here’s Aaron Short’s guide to seeing (and eating) it all! Comment

New wine bar for North Slope

New wine bar for North Slope

Dining: Park Slope’s new wine bar has a hard metal facade — but there’s nothing gruff about its warm communal seating. Comment

Monday, May 30, 2011

Event: Honor the fallen — and then hear a concert, eat some barbecue or go to a cool event at the Bell House. It’s all part of our Memorial Day guide! Comment

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Oh, the humanity! He jacked an old man’s scooter!

Sunday Screech: Carmine’s angry about the crime of the century! Comments (1)
Here it is, our annual opening-day-at-the-beach photo — and our Coney Island summer guide. Comments (6)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Our days and nights on the hustings with Steve Buscemi

Our days and nights on the hustings with Steve Buscemi

Park Slope: The actor, Park Sloper and former fireman sent most of Thursday rallying in support of Brooklyn firehouses. Comments (1)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mean Streets: Get ready to dance the Flatbush-to-Fourth Two-Step — whether you like it or not. Comments (44)
Downtown: NYU is expanding its existing Polytechnic Institute to include two more buildings in Metrotech Center, a move that borough officials cheered as a magnet for Downtown development — and a sign that university is serious about Brooklyn. Comment
Park Slope: Prospect Park’s sheep got a little off the top — and sides, and legs and chests — at their annual shearing last weekend. Comment

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bay Ridge: A Brooklyn jury has convicted former Bay Ridge District Leader Ralph Perfetto of unlawfully posing as an attorney to help a relative during a preliminary court hearing in 2008. He’s now facing a year in the slammer. Comments (9)

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