Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Novels get directors cut

As if reading Faulkner weren’t hard enough, here comes the remix. Comment

Flex it up!

A ground-breaking East New York dance troupe struts its stuff at the DUMBO Arts Festival. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

Autobiography of a cartoonist

Art: Sickness, alcoholism, and dead-end jobs aren’t typical comic strip material — but Julia Wertz isn’t a typical cartoonist. Comment

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Dining: You won’t find anything resembling chicken parmesan in Italy — or on the menu at a new Italian eatery in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comments (1)

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012

Say whatever you want, but Carmine pays his own way

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine lashes out against online commentators who have no guts! Comments (6)

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012

Two fests one weekend

Two fests one weekend

Cinema: The line between Williamsburg and Greenpoint continues to blur, but two film festivals are bringing the two nabes head-to-head on one weekend this month. Comments (7)

Vegan, not chicken

A small vegan pop-up is trying to take over the world — peacefully, of course. Comments (2)

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s Democratic district leader fight was too close to call on Thursday night thanks in part to Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the embattled party boss who political insiders say got Northern Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities to come out in droves and vote for Chris Olechowski, the candidate he hand-picked to take out one-term incumbent — and longtime Lopez critic — Lincoln Restler. Comments (27)

Get ready for a train-ache

Weekend Watch: Get ready for the pain, Brooklyn. Seven train lines are going to be worked on this weekend. Comments (1)

Bartoonist checks out a German beerhall in Park Slope.

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on a warehouse-turned-beerhall. Comments (3)

BBQ OMG! Much-anticipated meatery gearing up for Downtown opening

Downtown: No, this won’t be the Apple store, it will be a barbecue joint! Comments (18)

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Park Slope: A long-shuttered library in Park Slope is closing the book on years of renovation delays — and opening the doors to fancy new technology and more public meeting space. Comments (4)
Mean Streets: Now try to get off the BQE. Comments (15)
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Park Slope: Iowa is suffering through one of its worst droughts in decades, but corn grows easily in water-rich Park Slope. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: Summer’s over and Williamsburg’s only multiplex is still not complete. But developers say popcorn will be popping by the holiday season. Comments (5)

Sci-fi all nighter

Sci-fi all nighter

Gowanus: Suit up and stay up to watch your favorite sci-fi TV series. Comment

The kids are off to a movie — without me!

The Dad: This week, The Dad is delighted his daughters are going to the movies together, even if he’s not invited. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Spelling smarties go head-to-head

Photo Galleries: Children participating in our spelling bee at Kings Plaza’s Back-to-School Expo impressed everyone with their skills. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Thief robs cabbie, jumps out of car

Bensonhurst: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Wonder Wheel operators shoot down Coney Island observation disk plan

There isn’t enough room in Coney Island for two big wheels, the owners of the landmarked Deno’s Wonder Wheel said this week as they lashed out against some thrill seekers’ plans to bring a new 600-foot observation disk to the People’s Playground. Comments (28)

Clones end 2012 season with shutout loss to Hudson Valley

The Ride: Two runs surrendered in the first inning ended the Cyclones’ 2012 season on Monday as the Hudson Valley Renegades shutout Brooklyn’s boys of summer in a playoff clincher to determine who would go on to the New York-Penn League championships. Comment

Amnesia is leaving Bay Ridge residents with a sense of deja vu, critics claim

Bay Ridge: Members of a local panel say owners of a troublesome nightclub has forgotten a deal they made to get their liquor license renewed. Comments (4)
Bensonhurst: A last ditch strike against plans to turn Brooklyn’s largest kingpin haven into a massive housing complex ended in a gutter ball on Monday night as a community panel took its first steps toward making the large-scale project a reality. Comments (8)
Forget food desert, a new market is helping turn Myrtle Avenue into an organic oasis! Comments (9)

Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Fort Greene: A construction worker was killed and four others were injured — one seriously — on Monday morning when the Carlton Avenue building they were working on collapsed underneath them. Comments (2)

Hudson Valley crushes Clones

The Ride: A poor showing by the Cyclones pitching staff helped the Hudson Valley Renegades rout Brooklyn’s boys of summer in the second day of post-season play — jeopardizing the Coney Island squad’s shot at a New York-Penn League crown. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Post-season surprise! Superb pitching gives Clones shutout victory over Renegades

The Ride: Hansel Robles’s amazing arm helped the Clones grab a post-season win over top-ranked Hudson Valley. Comment

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