Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Dining: There are other eateries like it, but this one may have you calling it your own. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Matzo ball ramen? Yep, it exists

Dining: Your bubby was wrong: there is something better than matzo ball soup. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

‘County of Kings’ comes home

Theater: The “County of Kings” is finally going on stage — in the County of Kings. Comment
Parenting: Everyone’s a foodie these days, even your kids. Comments (5)

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

Spots illustrated: Adrian Tomine draws the boro you know and love

Art: A contemporary cartoonist has captured everyday life in the city that never sleeps — and he’s bringing some of his finest work to the borough where he rests his head at night. Comment

Back on the map! Vignelli returns with his famous subway diagram

Event: An Italian designer’s once controversial map of the New York City subway was so unpopular, straphangers demanded a replacement — but the elegant and informative diagram is making a comeback. Comments (3)

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Look, Carmine believes what he reads on the television

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine finds out the hard way that asparagus is not a miracle cure. Comments (4)

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

A foot in the door: Midwood sculptor hopes contest will land her in Brookyn Museum

Midwood: A borough-wide open studio for artists is giving one Midwood resident a chance to show off her shoes. Comment

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

Wheels of justice: Lawyer designs bike crash phone app for cyclists in need

Mean Streets: Need to sue the jerk who ran you over? There’s an app for that. Comments (1)

Blunder wheel! Huge observation ride belongs in Coney, not Staten Island, activist says

Link: A massive observation wheel slated for Staten Island should be built in Coney Island, claim People’s Playground boosters who say the amusement district should be home to anything remotely amusing in the city. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on a watering hole that’s also a yoga studio. Comments (4)

Tomorrow! Pfight for your right to party

Nightlife: Being surrounded by lab coats isn’t how you want to end your night out — but it’s exactly how this party at an old Pfizer factory is getting started. Comment

Loss leaves Clones clinging to one-game lead in wild card race

The Ride: The once untouchable Paul Sewald gave up a two-run homer in the top of the ninth — leaving the Clones just one game ahead of the surging Batavia Muckdogs in the NY–Penn League’s wild card race. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

Who will be the next party boss? Rival Dems vie to replace Vito Lopez

Politics: Rival politicos from liberal Brownstone Brooklyn and old school Southern Brooklyn are fighting to become Brooklyn’s new boss now that scandal-scarred Assemblyman Vito Lopez will not seek reelection as party chairman due to allegations that sexually harassed Albany employees. Comments (17)

Saint’s alive! Religious statue has a heartbeat, neighbors claim

Link: The statue of Saint Anthony of Padua standing in front of a 62nd Street home in Bensonhurst is so lifelike, it actually has a pulse, neighborhood Catholics claim. Comment
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Dekalb Market won’t reopen in 2012

Downtown: The organizers of Dekalb Market will not reopen their shipping container bazaar this year after it shuts down on Sept. 30 — reversing a promise to debut in a new location for the lucrative holiday season. Comments (16)
Checkin’ in with: How long could you survive in the wilds of Prospect Park? This Brooklyn Heights resident and expert hunter says he could last years. Comments (14)

Barclays Center will have 1 am last call

Atlantic Yards: Spectators and club-goers at the soon-to-open Barclays Center won’t be able to score booze after 1 am thanks to a state decision that residents are calling a small win for the neighborhood. Comments (10)

Dressing my best to impress my girl (and her college)

The Dad: This week, The Dad breaks down his choice of clothes for those trips to university campuses. Comments (3)

Clones top division-leading Hudson Valley Renegades

The Ride: Big hits from right fielder Maikis De La Cruz and first baseman Jayce Boyd let the Cyclones come back from a deficit and rack up an important win against their division-leading rivals the Hudson Valley Renegades. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

Big islands! City to widen Fourth Avenue medians

Mean Streets: Fourth Avenue’s pedestrian islands will get fatter under a city plan intended to make crossing the treacherous street feel less like a game of Frogger. Comments (24)
Bay Ridge: Residents of 73rd Street say cops are doing nothing to stop the hoodlums who have turned their street into a hotspot for drug activity and violence. Comments (36)

Hand-in-hand! Gowanus couple show strength in arm-wrestling championships

Brooklyn’s arm-wrestling power couple placed in Sunday’s Brooklyn-Kingsborough Arm-Wrestling Championships. Comment

Clones top IronBirds in extra innings

The Ride: Crucial RBIs by Cyclones third baseman Dimas Ponce and catcher Kevin Plawecki broke a tie game in the 11th inning, leading to a mini-Mets sweep of the Aberdeen IronBirds in Maryland. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

Party’s over! Vito Lopez cedes Democratic party post amid harassment allegations

Politics: Embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez will give up his powerful post as Brooklyn Democratic party boss amid allegations that he groped and attempted to kiss two employees. Comments (13)

Walgreens: We’ll sell greens

Walgreens: We’ll sell greens

Windsor Terrace: The Walgreens slated to open in Windsor Terrace will dedicate a “significant” amount of space to fresh produce and meat — a promise that could involve sharing the building with a grocer, company officials say. Comments (22)

Movies with a brew! Park Slope’s Pavilion wants to serve beer, cocktails

Cinema: A Park Slope movie theater is hoping to pack the house with a blockbuster coming attraction: booze. Comments (10)
Cinema: The owner of a beloved independent movie theater in Brooklyn Heights wants to convert his business into not-for-profit enterprise in an attempt to gain staying power in an evolving, digital-centric industry that favors multiplexes over tiny cinemas. Comments (3)
Link: Our pals at have the story about a controversial southern Brooklyn stoplight that has become a hot-button issue. Comment

Boyd’s the word! Homer by mini-Mets prospect seals Clones win

The Ride: A dinger by first baseman Jayce Boyd pushed the Clones past the Aberdeen IronBirds. Comment

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012

Will makeshift bike lane inspire a Prospect Heights roadway redesign?

Mean Streets: The vigilante cyclist who constructed this barrier out of traffic pylons sure hopes so. Comments (24)

Coney Minor Leaguers play for quarters — literally

The Cyclones bullpen wants to test your arm — and collect your spare change. Comment

Parents: Ditmas Park tot lot overrun by drug dealers

Link: A Cortelyou Road play space where an octogenarian gatekeeper was fired for following city rules too strictly has become a hangout for drug dealers and drunks, according to outraged parents. Comment

Loathed Staten Island Yankees crush the Clones

The Ride: The loathed Staten Island Yankees demolished the Clones to take two out of three against Brooklyn’s boys of summer in a matchup on the Rock. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

Clones destroy the hated Staten Island Yankees

The Ride: The Clones came off Friday’s embarrassing loss and shut out the hated Staten Island Yankees in a blowout win in the People’s Playground. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012

Hated Staten Island Yankees crush Cyclones relievers

The Ride: The spectacular eighth inning collapse of the Cyclones bullpen led to a horrific loss at the hands of Brooklyn’s hated cross-Narrows rivals the Staten Island Yankees. Comment

Friday, Aug. 24, 2012

Vito Lopez groped and tried to kiss workers, Albany ethics panel says

Politics: Brooklyn Democratic party boss Vito Lopez is in hot water after staffers claim he sexually harassed them — and forced them to write glowing letters about how great he is, according to an Assembly ethics investigation. Comments (17)
Greenwood Heights: Vandals tore through Green-Wood Cemetery with a twisted vengeance on Monday night, causing more than $100,000 worth of damage as they toppled and shattered 150-year-old tombstones and statues, employees said. Comment

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