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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Naval maneuver! New maritime history museum looks forward and back

Art: The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s new museum and visitor’s center is as much about the history of what was once the center of American shipbuilding as it is about its even-brighter future. Comments (3)

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Jean dark! Nouvel’s carousel ‘lantern’ is not working

DUMBO: The most-ballyhooed feature of Jane’s Carousel — a “lantern”-like, galloping horse projection envisioned by designer Jean Nouvel — has been scratched. Comments (2)

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

It’s happened: Carmine takes a doggie bag home from a wedding!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine overeats at his niece’s nuptials, and he doesn’t even get to the main course. Comments (5)

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

The Champagne Diet! New book says you can drink bubbly and get fit

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge woman swears by a dietary supplement that comes from a liquor store. Comments (15)

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Books: Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment

Dinner and a movie — and a drink!

Bar Scrawl: Our Bar Scrawl takes in a flick at Nitehawk. Comments (1)

You’re F’d again

Weekend Watch: Shuttle buses replace the F train this weekend. Comments (1)

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

A tribute to the Sunny behind a great Red Hook bar

Red Hook: Sunny Balzano turned a fisherman’s bar into a neighborhood classic. Comments (7)

GCPD black! ‘Batman’ cops spotted in Brooklyn

Williamsburg: Look out, NYPD, there’s a new police force in town — and it has much cooler cars. Comments (5)

Bottle of write! Women share stories of booze at Old Stone House

Books: It’s all part of “Make Mine a Double,” a reading next week. Comments (2)

Head to Blueprint for mezcal mastry

Nightlife: Who needs tequila when you can drink its sophisticated sister? Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

Ridge Republican vows to kill parking permits for Barclays neighbors

Prospect Heights: A controversial plan to sell street parking permits to residents near the Barclays Center arena has already broke down in the pothole of the Republican-controlled state Senate days after the City Council approved the proposal. Comments (67)

Scandal-tarred ex-city official fails to win judgeship

Bay Ridge: Voters repudiated Paul Atanasio, but elected six others to the Supreme Court in light turnouts on Tuesday. Comments (1)

Nude awakening! Brooklyn Museum shows work that was banned in D.C.

Art: The most controversial art exhibit in America is coming to Brooklyn on Nov. 18. Comment

Williamsburg’s first boutique hotel opens

Williamsburg: Say hello to Midwestern charm at Hotel Williamsburg. Comments (3)

Want some juicy hot food porn? This ‘Scanwich’ is for you

Books: Get inside — really inside — some hot sandwiches! Comments (1)

Brooklyn (finally) gets its own superhero

Bay Ridge: “Captain Brooklyn” gets his powers from the sludgy Gowanus Comments (8)

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

They told you so! Neighbors irate over strip-club switcheroo

Red Hook: A Red Hook nightclub that opened under the guise of “a burlesque performance space” is now functioning as a shadowy strip club — and a hub for violence, public urination and noise. Comments (20)

Residents blast school’s dead-end plan

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge private school says it wants to make the neighborhood — and the country — safer by taking over a portion of a troublesome dead end street near an entrance to its football field, but neighbors say there is nothing dangerous about the area and that the school is simply making a land grab that would take valuable parking spaces away from them. Comments (37)

End of an era! Aunt Suzie’s, red sauce mainstay, to close

Dining: The beloved Park Slope restaurant — famous for its cheap Italian eats and homey vibe — will close after 25 years on Fifth Avenue. Comments (27)

Want to be liked? Like first

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist channels Mother Teresa! Comment

Fans flock to Basquiat’s grave in Green-Wood Cemetery

Greenwood Heights: Green-Wood Cemetery in Sunset Park is the resting place of many famous Brooklynites, though none is more beloved — and most frequently visited by adoring fans — than artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Comments (8)

Love shack! New Gowanus clam stand is a hit

Dining: Littleneck, with Harding behind the stove, claws its way to the top. Comment

Crime is still crazy bad in Fort Greene

Fort Greene: Lots more iPhone thefts. And more crime at Atlantic Terminal Mall. Just lots of crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct (you know, the usual). Comments (26)

The poet laureate processes 9-11

Books: Tina Chang is back with a new book about the horror and aftermath of Sept. 11. Comments (3)

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

Mama mia! Aunt Suzie’s to close!

Dining: Breaking news from Fifth Avenue. Comments (8)

Sure, the ING thing was nice, but Brooklyn now has its own marathon!

Park Slope: A true test of champions: 26.2 miles in Prospect Park on Nov. 20. Comments (2)

Ditmas locals fan out to find missing cafe owner

Ditmas Park: Friends, family, neighbors and customers fanned out across Ditmas Park on Saturday to widen the search for Josh Rubin, the owner of the cafe Whisk, who disappeared on Monday night. Comments (2)

Faulty tower! Critics don’t like the look of this modern hotel

Williamsburg: A Florida-based architect’s design is raising eyebrows in Williamsburg. Don’t worry; it’ll never get built. Comments (7)

Hell on wheels in Kensington as bike-riding groper works streets

Kensington: A creep on a bike groped two different women in Kensington since Oct. 19 — putting neighbors on edge and revealing that the sex attacks in South Slope and beyond are far from over. Comments (2)

‘Fulton’ mauled by Filene’s bankruptcy

Downtown: The Fulton Mall was dealt a heavy blow last week after plans for a major retailer fell through — but Downtown boosters are still bullish on the strip’s renaissance. Comments (3)

Smoove move! New York Comedy festival finally includes shows in Brooklyn

The black guy from “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” plus Sarah Silverman, will perform this week in our fair funny borough. Comment

Paint misbehavin’! Another 9-11 memorial gets covered over

America’s fading post-9-11 unity has a new symbol: a soon-to-be-covered-up patriotic mural. Comments (2)

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

Hero ranger nabs park masturbator

Meadows of Shame: A fearless ranger busted a masturbating pothead a few yards from a packed Prospect Park playground on Thursday — and then discovered an even-more–shocking naked truth: the man was packing additional heat in the form of a gun, according to cops. Comments (8)

Uneasy rider! Famous cyclist Schumer ignores our questions about bike lane

Mean Streets: We tried everything, but New York’s senior sentor — a big-time bicyclist — refused to talk about the Prospect Park West bike lane. Smart man — his wife is leading the opposition to the cycle path. Comments (30)

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

Ditmas Park asks: ‘Where is Josh Rubin’?

Ditmas Park: The well-liked owner of a fledgling Ditmas Park café went missing on Monday under intense financial pressure and mental anguish. Comments (42)

DUMBO — historyland or Disneyland?

Mean Streets: More of DUMBO’s charming Belgian block streets will be restored as part of a just announced $20-million project — but some locals are worried the roadwork will be more “Disney World” than historic neighborhood. Comments (7)

Wythe not? Walentas hotel to get Williamsburg’s Diner food

Williamsburg: DUMBO mega-developers David and Jed Walentas will open their long-stalled luxury hotel in Williamsburg next spring — with a hot new restaurant by the man behind Diner and Marlow & Sons. Comments (9)

Full Council approves ‘pay-to-park’ plan

Prospect Heights: The full City Council overwhelmingly approved a controversial plan on Thursday to sell parking permits to neighbors of the Barclays Center arena, despite objections from southern Brooklyn lawmakers who say that charging for residential street parking amounts to a tax for something that has always been free. Comments (25)

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

Parking permitted! Council panel approves ‘pay-to-park’ plan for Barclays neighbors

Prospect Heights: A City Council committee approved a controversial plan on Wednesday to sell parking permits to neighbors of the Barclays Center arena, despite objections from southern Brooklyn lawmakers who say that charging for residential street parking amounts to a tax for something that has always been free. Comments (34)

Sympathetic ‘Gray Lady’ raises big green for PTA embezzler

Cobble Hill: Need a get out of jail free card? Call the New York Times. Comments (10)

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