Thursday, June 16, 2011

Parenting: There’s more in the East River than garbage and body bags. Comment

Friday, June 10, 2011

Save big — in your neighborhood! — with our BoroDeal coupons

Community Newspaper Group launches its first digital savings deal. This is big. Comments (2)

What’s so bad about this?

What’s so bad about this?

Perspective: The city is moving to create more public plazas, but is infuriating drivers and some businessowners in the process. We asked two interested parties to weigh in. Click below for their opinion pieces.

Lawyer-rocker leads 10-day Bococa Arts Festival

Music: Plenty of performers have worked with Lady Gaga and Ice-T — but only one has worked with one on stage and the other in court. Comments (4)

Bierkraft’s back garden is a game changer

Bar Scrawl: Our cartoonist shows you the ins and outs (outsides, that is) of the new Bierkraft back garden. Comment

You’ll miss the G spot this weekend

Weekend Watch: The G train is even less dependable this weekend. Read on for all the transit changes that affect your travel plans. (Saturday, June 10 at 12:01 am to Monday, June 12 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hey, you, look out! Closure on W’burg Bridge path means more bike-ped clashes

Mean Streets: The city is shutting the Williamsburg Bridge’s south pathway for six weeks this summer to improve its security — forcing pedestrians and cyclists to use only one path to get between Brooklyn and its western suburb. Comments (20)

‘Ample’ supply

‘Ample’ supply

Prospect Heights: The sequel to “Invasion of the Ice Cream Snatchers” has been put off until Wednesday. Comments (2)
Williamsburg’s last video store plans a bar and screening room. Comments (6)

It’s Northside Festival time

Music: Even more culture will flood the streets of Williamsburg and Greenpoint than usual, as the Northside Festival returns for four days of music, film and art this month. Comments (4)
Music: Williamsburg is great for cutting-edge, but if you want that old time rock and roll, head to Wheeler’s, Peggy O’Neill’s and the Greenhouse Cafe. Comments (3)

Celebrate Brooklyn pick of the week: A musical tribute to the Freedom Riders!

Music: Don’t miss Hal Willner’s latest curation at the Prospect Park band shell on June 16. Comment

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Williamsburg: A Hasidic group has papered South Williamsburg with fliers demanding modesty in dress. What’s next? Burkas? Comments (46)

City kills brownstone brownstone

Brooklyn Heights: A plan to build a townhouse in historic Brooklyn Heights made of actual brownstone quarried from its original source has been stopped in its tracks by the Landmarks Preservation Commission because it thinks the retro-chic design is a “McMansion” in disguise. Comments (5)
Mean Streets: Long-time community activist and bike lane advocate Bob Cassara has been booted from Community Board 10 after nearly 10 years, the only member of the panel who sought re-appointment but did not get it. Comments (11)
Bay Ridge: Dozens of gay marriage supporters rallied on Monday at the Bay Ridge office of state Sen. Marty Golden, slamming the Republican lawmaker for dismissively saying that Brooklynites “don’t give a rat’s ass” about the issue yet then introducing a bill last month indicating just the opposite. Comments (50)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The feds have rounded up the usual suspects as part of the Superfund effort. Comments (3)
Bushwick: He’s the phenom! Comments (2)
Cobble Hill: The TV legend crashes a conversation for “TalkStoop” on Wyckoff Street. Comments (1)

This event is the Shat

This event is the Shat

Nightlife: A tribute to — and satire of — Captain James T. Kirk (and the legendary actor who created him). Comments (1)

The ‘Maine’ event — a new book from Sullivan

Books: And it’s the must read this summer — even at 400 pages! Comment

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Member item! Rep. Weiner admits softcore tweet

Member item! Rep. Weiner admits softcore tweet

Politics: The Sheepshead Bay congressman admits that he sent that lewd photo to a 21-year-old — and carried on at least five other online dalliances. Comments (17)

After Ringling snub, Coney gets another circus operator

Coney Island: Say hello to the Vidbel Circus! Comments (4)
Bushwick: Arts in Bushwick’s open studios festival becomes a ghost town because the MTA picked the wrong weekend to cut L-train service. Comments (4)
Prospect Heights: The sequel to “Invasion of the Ice Cream Snatchers” has been put off until Wednesday. Comments (1)
This year’s Brooklyn Kickball is turning into a laugher for the boys in purple. Comments (1)

Eat it! Williamsburg Walks includes restaurants this time

Williamsburg: This year’s Williamsburg Walks pedestrian plaza could have been called “Williamsburg Eats.” Comments (1)

Leave your kids alone for a change!

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist leaves her kid alone in a playground — so what’s wrong with that? Comments (16)
Dining: It’s Sea Bass with Baby Bok Choi — and it’s simple and delicious. Comment
Williamsburg: The holiest book gave way to the holiest street parades in Williamsburg. Comments (2)

Celebrate ‘Bloomsday’ — and Joyce — at the Brooklyn Lyceum

The famous day in the author’s “Ulysses” will be honored with a reading, food and, of course, drink. Comment

More trouble at Ratner’s malls

Fort Greene: Not only do Atlantic Terminal an Atlantic Center make more appearances in the blotter, but so does Fort Greene Park and the iPhone thief. Plus all the other crime reports from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (9)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Prospect Heights: Get ready for “Invasion of the Ice Cream Snatchers — The Sequel”! Comments (2)
Cinema: Brooklyn Heights’ beloved twin cinema will become more than a moviehouse, now that a local musician and tech specialist has taken over. Comments (10)

This year, King Neptune needs a diet!

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade crowns ‘Man v. Food’ glutton Richman as its honoree at the June 18 march. Comment
Shopping: Fleisher’s, to open in September, is all organic. Comments (19)

This week’s tasty — but less filling! — food gossip

Foodie-in-Chief: You can blame St. Anselm for the “less filling” part. Our Foodie-in-Chief gives you all the dish. Comments (1)

Swing’s the thing this summer at the Library

Event: Head to the Central Branch on Thursdays for a free dance series — and finally perfect that lindy hop. Comments (2)

Victorian Flatbush house tour is not one to miss

Event: Don’t miss your chance to explore the suburban oasis that is Ditmas Park. Comment

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Prospect Heights: A massive inferno reduced a vacant Prospect Heights building into a smoky, crumbling ruin on Saturday — and squatters could be to blame. Comment

Sunday mystery: What happened to the goslings?

Sunday mystery: What happened to the goslings?

And then there was one. Comments (21)

Carmine hates ‘Dancing with the Stars’ — but loves the Aquarium!

Sunday Screech: My ears are killing me — and I’m certainly not ready to rumba — because of this horrible music they insist on playing on “Dancing with the Stars.” I mean, why are they forcing these great stars to dance to music that doesn’t have a beat! No wonder some of them look foolish. It’s ridiculous! Comments (1)
Gowanus: Whole Foods cleared the first hurdle in its effort to build a White House-sized megastore on the Gowanus Canal last week, winning the support of a community board panel, even as many locals demanded that the green grocer downsize its plan. Comments (8)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Williamsburg: The Postal Service quietly announces a major change for users and recipients of old-style mail. Comments (22)

Work in the park! DUMBO is city’s first all-Wi Fi neighborhood

DUMBO: DUMBO threw the switch on free, neighborhood-wide wireless Internet service on Thursday, making the area between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges the first true Silicon Alley in the city. Comment

Gutter bawls! Gunpoint robbery at Maple Lanes nets $80K

Two gunmen made off with $80,000 from Bensonhurst’s Maple Lanes bowling alley in a brazen daylight robbery on Wednesday afternoon. Comments (5)

A new destination for serious beer lovers

Nightlife: The Draft Barn mini-empire grows with a new bar on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

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