Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

Carmine’s got a crystal ball, and it’s called the past!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher says the more things change, the more they stay the same! Comment

¿Dónde están los tacos?

DUMBO: Download this DUMBO firm’s iPhone app and embark on a taco-finding adventure. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

Update: Cobble Hill residents say planned renovation is too tall

Brooklyn Is Angry: A Cobble Hill family wants to expand its three-story row house with additions in the backyard and on the roof — but preservationists in the historic district say such renovations could spark skyscraping changes in the community. Comments (11)

Not your average cup of joe — W’burg cafe treats java as art

Dining: There are coffee houses — and then there’s Toby’s Estate. Comments (2)

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

Brooklyn Heights: The filthiest backyard in Brooklyn Heights has gotten so bad that at least one neighbor has started cleaning it himself. Comments (17)

White and red at Owl’s head

Bar Scrawl: A new wine bar opens up in Bay Ridge. Comments (2)

MTA cancels all weekend service changes ahead of snow storm

Weekend Watch: BREAKING NEWS: Riding the train this weekend will be a bit easier. Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

Thrill Kill? Cyclone fans fear coaster will become kinder, gentler

Plans to update the Coney Island Cyclone have roller coaster fans worried that changes could take away some of its thousand points of fright. Comment

‘Roots’ for the win — Charter middle school approved in Fort Greene

Fort Greene: Community Roots Charter School is moving into Fort Greene’s PS 287, thrilling parents who want another education option in the neighborhood but dashing hopes of the public elementary school’s own proposed expansion. Comments (20)

W’burg parents fight city’s school-closing plan

Brooklyn Is Angry: Angry North Brooklynites claim the city “failed the community” by proposing to eliminate three grades from a beloved but struggling S. Third Street elementary school. Comments (22)

Church to upstage famed civil rights theater

Bedford-Stuyvesant: The owner of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Slave Theater plans to convert the civil rights landmark into a church by booting the “squatters” living and working inside. Comments (13)

They have the same job — and they want the same job

Fort Greene: Two Fort Greene political rivals who hold the same unpaid Democratic Party post are vying to replace departing Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. Comments (10)

Sign of the brines!

Clinton Hill: Pat Fairhurst sells pickles the old way at a new shop on Classon Avenue — and she’s keeping the classic New York-style pickle alive. Comments (5)

The land of milk and movies!

Cobble Hill: Israel Film Festival brings cinema to the synagogue Comments (3)

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

Hold it in — and win? Teacher gives prizes to kids who don’t take bathroom breaks

Link: Our pals at have the exclusive on a fifth grade class in Coney Island where a teacher has started rewarding students who don’t use the restroom. Comment

Fighting over ‘Success’ — opponents call planned W’burg charter ‘racist’

Williamsburg: Critics of a plan to open a politically connected charter school in Williamsburg blasted the Success Academy’s outreach efforts as “racist” at a heated public hearing on Tuesday. Comments (226)
Mean Streets: Crossing Atlantic Avenue to reach Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 will no longer be a dangerous game of “Frogger” for park-goers after the city stops allowing motorists to make right turns on red. Comments (11)

To beat, or not to beat?

Theater: That is the question in Bay Ridge-based Genesis Repertory’s racy BDSM re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic. Comments (3)

A ‘Pig’ fit for Kings!

Dining: A bourgeois staple comes to Cobble Hill. Comments (1)

The Dutch connection!

The Dutch connection!

Music: An arts space brings the Netherlands to Brooklyn with the U.S. debut of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek contemporary music festival. Comment

Montero’s matriarch Pilar dead at age 90

Brooklyn Heights: The local icon’s legacy lives on at Montero’s Bar and Grill. Comments (4)

Double the love!

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist explores the inevitable parenting conundrum of how to express her love for her children equally, so nobody feels the other is loved more. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

Public housing residents: Bike lane fence is offensive

Mean Streets: Residents of two Fort Greene housing projects want the city to come up with a way to protect cyclists from brick-throwing teens that’s smarter and less stigmatizing than a cage-like fence. Comments (65)

BAM’s Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute draws visitors — and protesters

Fort Greene: There were equal parts of angst and admiration at the 26th annual tribute to the legendary civil rights leader. Comment

Philly phlavor phinds phans in W’burg

Dining: A new cheesesteak truck is serving up meaty hoagies to hungry foodies in North Brooklyn’s primary snack corridor. Comments (3)

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

Some W’burg parents don’t want ‘Success’ in their schools

Williamsburg: Opponents of a plan to bring a politically connected charter school to Williamsburg slapped disparaging remarks on subway ads promoting it. Comments (186)
Williamsburg: Tired of splits? Brooklyn Bowl’s new singles league gives daters a chance to hit a strike. Comments (3)

Dog lovers: Loose pit bulls are terrorizing Midwood

Midwood: Vicious strays are responsible for at least two dog attacks, residents say. Comments (1)

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

Hakeem Jeffries announces bid for Congress

Fort Greene: The coy legislator finally went all-in on Sunday, publicly announcing his run for Congress after months of speculation. Comments (10)

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Cops nab alleged groper in subway station attack

Sunset Park: Police arrested an alleged molester on Wednesday night in the second such sex attack since New Year’s Eve, cops told neighborhood advocates in Greenwood Heights. Comments (1)

Billboard collapses onto BQE in Williamsburg

Link: Our pals at Gothamist posted some unbelievable pictures of a giant billboard that crashed onto the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway as high winds ripped across borough. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

Schoolyard brawl: Parents fight over Fort Greene charter expansion

Fort Greene: Parents at a Fort Greene elementary school are lashing out against the city’s proposal to move a new charter school into their building, claiming that their own expansion plans were denied to make room for a school with more political clout. Comments (48)

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011

Thief steals bikes and gear from Union Street apartment building

Carroll Gardens: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment

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