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Fort Greene: Thanks to them, you can turn an iPad into a cash register. Comments (4)

He’s the man! Dan Zanes plays Celebrate Brooklyn on July 16

Music: Leave the stroller at home and dance at this kid-friendly concert. Comments (1)
The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The mussels and lobster was the best thing we ate this week. Comments (1)

Wal-money! Big-box donates millions to city jobs program as part of PR blitz

War-Mart: The retail giant is putting its money where its mouth is as it reportedly eyes its first foray into Brooklyn. Comment

You gotta have faith

Theater: “Romeo and Juliet” gets a religious twist in this Brooklyn Heights show. Comment

Nautical and nice! Waterfront fun coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Event: Red Hook’s Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge moves up river this month. Comment
An historic neighborhood crusader from Williamsburg — who’s already helped convince the city to landmark areas of Red Hook — has his eyes set on Greenpoint, where he’d like to turn a five-block old town oasis into a 10-block village preserve. Comments (1)
Williamsburg’s “Prowler” dresses to impress cats Comments (1)

Vito’s charity could lose big bucks

Bushwick: BY AARON SHORT Comments (6)

Stan’s the life of the party — as usual

It’s Only My Opinion: Our columnists tells it how it is in Afghanistan. Comment

Sex dungeon master is set free after victim refuses to testify

Gavel to Gavel: And more in this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment

Just dance! Here’s where you can shake it in Brooklyn this summer

Nightlife: From outdoor dance parties to rooftop james, we’ve got you covered for a sweaty good time. Comments (3)

Good migrations! Immigrants own a majority of Brooklyn’s independent businesses

You don’t need the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to tell you about the joys of a good kimchi stew or a plate of curry goat, but a new report has found that immigrant-owned businesses just may be the beating heart of the borough’s economy, too. Comment

Meet your new top cop!

Flatbush: The 70th Precinct has a new deputy inspector. Comment

Marty Golden and the gay marriage vote

Perspective: Last week, New York made history when it voted for gay marriage — and state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) made history for being the only Brooklyn state senator to not vote for it. To help recognize just how momentous this occasion is, we invited two supporters of the marriage equality legislation to react to Golden’s stance (we also reached out to Golden several times to defend his position and did not receive a response).

Up on the roof at Berry Park

Bar Scrawl: Our Bar Scrawl columnist calls this the best rooftop bar in Brooklyn! Comments (3)

You’ll miss the G spot this weekend

Weekend Watch: The trains pretty much follow last weekend’s schedule — not that that’s a good thing. Read on for all the news that affects your plans. (Saturday, July 8 at 12:01 am to Monday, July 11 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

Shake your groove thing!

Music: Sen. Marty Golden’s concert series includes a night of disco on July 13. If you’ve been following the gay marriage legislation, you’ll know why that’s funny. Comments (4)
Disgraced former hot dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi claimed he beat Joey Chestnut’s world record of 68 hot dogs and buns in an unofficial July 4 stunt on a rooftop bar in Manhattan, but a shocking video taken of “the Tsunami” shows that he was about three dogs short of victory — and he may even have broken the rules of the stomach. Comments (10)

Park place! Volunteers hope to keep Cadman Plaza spiffy

Brooklyn Heights: A band of volunteers is taking the upkeep of Cadman Plaza Park into their own hands, picking up rakes and raising cash to fill in where the city falls short. Comments (4)

Little bit ‘o land squabble settles out of court

The biggest little land squabble in Midwood’s history is over. Comments (2)

Room to walk on E. 29th Street

Brooklyn Courier: The sidewalk surrounding an abandoned construction site is finally coming back. Comment

CB14 holds farewell party for Doris Ortiz

BoroBeat: Parting is such sweet sorrow. Comment

Sound off! Boardwalk performer complains that cops are silencing his group

Police are pressuring a posse of Coney Island performers to silence its weekend Boardwalk parties an hour earlier than its permit allows, the group’s leader charged this week. Comment
Greenpoint: John Cougar Mellencamps sending six to the league’s sixth annual all-star game this Saturday. Comment

‘Same-VEX’ marriage for bishop

A Britisher’s View: New York’s marriage equality triumph should indicate that we’ve come a long way, but not even the law can budge some indoctrinated homophobes. Comment

A morality tale, set in DUMBO

A morality tale, set in DUMBO

Books: JG Thirwell’s new comic book takes a hare-y look at the artsy neighborhood. Comment
The Diocese of Brooklyn banned state officials who voted for same-sex marriage from honoring students or even appearing at Catholic schools and parishes as punishment for their role in destructing “the single most important institution in human history.” Comments (64)

Sweat hogs! City doubles price of gyms

Working out on the cheap just got twice as pricey. Comment

Hey, kids — put those books down!

Fearless Living: Our columnist grapples with her conflicting views of literature. Comment
Event: The annual celebration of liberte, egalite and Lillet is on Sunday, July 10. Comment
Bergen Beach: A crazed hate crime on E. 70th Street in Bergen Beach has become a chicken-and egg-scenario: everyone’s sure the bias attack took place, but no one knows who hit whom first. Comment

School’s in at IS 303

Coney Island: The state Education Department says a charter school can move into the West Avenue school house. Comment

Grandma Jenny really loved her ‘stories’

Not for Nuthin’: The same can’t be said of viewers today, though. Comment

This show is on the run

Theater: “Endure” takes you through Prospect Park, trailing a marathoner. Don’t worry, it only covers three miles. Comment

A halibut for summer

The chef at iCi in Fort Greene gives us a seasonal fish bounty. Comment

Q-Tip headlines hip-hop fest

Music: The influential leader headlines the DUMBO extravaganza this weekend. Comment

Model elders sparkle on the runway

BoroBeat: Fugghedabout Bryant Park — Caton Park Nursing Home is the new kid on the style runway. Comment

Four-hour booze-fueled hostage standoff ends in arrests

Flatlands: Two ex-cons are facing more than 20 years in jail apiece for their botched Flatlands robbery. Comment

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

Foodie-in-Chief: Clinton Hill’s got soul, Williamsburg wins Smith, and a top pit master goes up in smoke in this post-holiday serving of saucy gossip. Comment
Bay Ridge: Don’t throw away those nose plugs just yet. Comments (3)
Coney Island: New report says Southern Brooklyn beaches are ridden with bacteria. Comment

Marty loves rock ‘n’ roll!

Music: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts kick off the Beep’s free summer concert series on July 14. Comments (3)

Born again on the 4th of July! Cycones paste the Yanks 10-3

Cyclones: Batting slump? What batting slump? Comment

Rock out at Rock Beach this summer

Music: A hipster concert series is coming to Floyd Bennett Field. You read that right. Comment

How much is that lady tuxedo in the window?

Shopping: Park Slope’s new bridal shop is here — and it’s queer! Comment

Brooklyn shows its true colors on the Fourth

BoroBeat: Bay Ridge comes together to help celebrate Uncle Sam’s 235th birthday. Comment

Coney hospital strike stall

Coney Island: Disgruntled Coney Island Hospital doctors who threatened to strike aren’t ready to hit the picket lines just yet. Comment
Chestnut eats 62 hot dogs and buns in Coney to win for the fifth straight year. But Kobayashi eats 69 HDBs at the same time, miles away. Yes, the world of hot dog eating is thrown into disarray. And once again, The Brooklyn Paper is there to make sense of it all for you. Comments (2)
It’s the Fourth of July, so we’re out having fun. You should, too — with our handy guide. Read more…

Stewart homers, but Cyclones still lose 3-2

Cyclones: The hated Staten Island Yankees take advantage of a Cyclones error, leaving our Coney Island kids facing another defeat. Comment
Sunday Screech: Coney Island’s making a comeback, and Carmine (above, in his younger days) is eating his way through it! Comments (3)

Cyclones drop heartbreaker to Yanks in 10

Cyclones: Our boys threw one away last night on the Rock. :( Comment

Cyclones beat Renegades 3-1, but bats remain muted

Cyclones: Still, a win is a win... Comment

New report: Brooklyn’s swimming waters are filthy!

A national study finds that our waters are ridden with bacteria — just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. Thanks, guys. Comments (7)

Everyone into the Double D!

Everyone into the Double D!

Boerum Hill: Hundreds cannonballed into the Gowanus swim spot on opening day. And to think the pool almost closed for good! Comments (6)
Art: So much for the Green Lantern. Comment
Editor’s Picks: And this time, that includes Monday, too! Comment
Mean Streets: Begone smog-belching buses! Comments (10)

Cyclones take down the Renegades 16-5

Cyclones: Talk about a comeback! Comment

Rape rash in Prospect Heights’ precinct

Prospect Heights: More rapes occurred in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights in June than anywhere else in the city, according to police reports. Comments (4)

Outgoing top cop welcomes new cop

BoroBeat: Flatbush and Midwood got its first peek at its new top cop on Wednesday — and said goodbye to an old friend. Comment

Cyclones whiff the night away in 1-0 loss

Cyclones: The Cyclones blew into MCU Park with the wind at their backs, but left the field winded. Comment

Same-sex marriage is all in the family for Golden

Bay Ridge: The senator may have voted against the historic legislation, but his family’s catering hall will be happy to hold the reception. Comments (9)

Party at Marty’s! Markowitz vows to open up Borough Hall for same-sex marriages

Downtown: He’s hosting an LGBT gay marriage expo to boot! Comments (4)

CB17 variety concert kicks off summer at Paerdegat Park

BoroBeat: It got the whole family dancing. Comment

Brooklyn’s 2011 grads are in a class of their own!

BoroBeat: Put the books away and let the celebrations begin. Comment

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