Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

The definitive family guide to Halloween in Brooklyn

Event: Trick-or-treating is just the start of Halloween festivities in Brooklyn. To get into the spooky spirit, has collected the most haunted houses and the freakiest festivals. Comment

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

Gilbert Gottfried shows his range

Checkin’ in with: The controversial comic checks in with The Brooklyn Paper before his Oct. 30 show at the Bell House. Comments (2)
Fort Greene: Social media ties together social unrest from Wall Street to North Africa, according to a new exhibition at MoCADA. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

Free Carmine!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine takes a cue from those guys at Occupy Wall Street and demands free things! Comments (4)

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

Books: Members of the Bushwick Book Club don’t just sip wine and discuss the literature, they sing about it. Comments (9)

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Armani arrives on Fulton Mall

Changing Brooklyn: Benvenuto, Armani Exchange. Comments (2)

Club Dread: 93 Lounge has gotten more dangerous, neighbors say

Bay Ridge: An increasingly violent 93rd Street nightspot has its neighbors living in a constant state of panic, say residents who want the club shut down. Comments (38)

Bartoonist finds Bushwick bar where everyone knows your name

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator Bill Roundy finds a watering hole filled with friendly regulars and cheap beer in cans. Comments (8)
A macabre mafia rules the roost in a new play where a throng of ghoulish, risen-from-the-dead raver-girls lead the audience from scene to scene throughout the building, serving cocktails (yes, cocktails!) as the story unfolds. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Elisa Seeger has made it her mission to mandate infant testing for adrenoleukodystrophy, a disorder that quickly damages the brain and adrenal glands — but can be treated when detected early enough. Comment
Meet Brooklyn’s newest transplant: he’s only four months old, and he’s already got the hippest mustache in town. Comments (3)

Analyze this! W’burg gets first therapy center, shrinking commutes to Manhattan

Williamsburg: Williamsburgers need not schlep to mom’s neighborhood to sit on the couch and talk about their mothers. Comment
Page 1: Ever since hyperlocal journalism blew up, there have been plenty of places to consume neighborhood news. But back when community coverage was still underground, there were only a handful of true innovators reporting on the neighborhoods — doing it out of love, way before it was cool. And one of them was The Brooklyn Paper. The trend-setting publication was, and is, a huge influence in the community news scene, offering distinctive takes on stories, trendy trend pieces, artful photography, and a culture section that truly covers the borough’s subcultures. And it’s free every week, meaning it’s no sell-out. Plus it always keeps hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

Grave rockers! Musicians honor legendary pianist in Green-Wood Cemetery

Music: An influential pianist will be a part of one last concert: 142 years after his death. Comment
Taking your civic duties seriously is one thing, but you should never let them go to your head. Comment

Teens, parties, booze, and choices

The Dad: This week, The Dad let’s his daughter decide how to spend a Friday night. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

Empire STORES: Retail headed to Bridge Park warehouses, planners say

Bridge ‘Park’: Park officials and developers are moving to turn Brooklyn Bridge Park’s crumbling-but-historic Empire Stores building into a waterfront retail hub, jump-starting a long-proposed plan to generate cash to maintain the expansive greenspace. Comments (11)
Kensington: A Kensington bar’s ‘Mug Mondays’ bring back 90s prices for beer. Comments (10)
You can call him a “scum sucker” — and mean it as a compliment. Comments (1)

Cartoonist fights real villain: boredom

Books: A Prospect Heights artist has a simple question for the comic book industry: why so serious? Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

Ice skaters in North and Brownstone Brooklyns will have to find somewhere else to practice their double lutzes this winter. Comments (9)

Zigun’s hurt — and he needs your help!

The unofficial mayor of Coney Island is in the hospital — and he’ll gladly give you some old timey People’s Playground postcards if you pay his medical bills. Comments (16)

Cold-cut comfort! Bar to open inside Ridge butcher shop

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge butcher shop wants their customers to get sauced while waiting for their favorite cold cuts. Comments (6)
Link: Our pals over at played an instrumental role in the recovery of Simba, a missing cat who despite his expression is happy to be home. Comment

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Mean Streets: The Bushwick street where a hit-and-run driver killed cyclist Terence Connor last week must be tamed before it takes another life, neighbors and mourning family members say. Comments (88)

Dance off: Brooklyn Museum kills its legendary dance parties

The only dancers at the Brooklyn Museum will be Edgar Degas’s after the esteemed arts institution reins in its popular monthly party series. Comments (6)

Hot find! Pizza maker discovers coal oven in his basement

Ditmas Park: Meet David Sheridan — Brooklyn’s first pizza archeologist. Comments (9)

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