Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

This play is about the environment, but ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ it is not

Theater: That’s because there will be aliens! Comment

Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Cinema: To help remind us that “it’s always something,” Williamsburg screening room Videology will show a retrospective of comedian Gilda Radner’s work from her Saturday Night Live days during the 1970s and 1980s. Comments (3)

Sword in the brownstone

Books: An artist has turned the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Bay Ridge into characters in a new graphic novel. Comments (1)
Books: Heroin’s a hell of a drug. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

George Bailey does not work for Sovereign Bank!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Carmine harkens back to the days when the local bank was a trusted friend, and not a faceless corporation that nickel-and-dimed you to the poorhouse. Comments (9)

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Book with a twist

Books: The new Miss America lives in Windsor Terrace, is dead, and now a contortionist gets ready for her big interpretation of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” — and so it goes in Brooklyn. Comment

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Our Bartoonist sticks up for Sandy-slammed Red Hook

Bar Scrawl: If you bad-mouth Red Hook when you’re at Fort Defiance, you’re going to have a bad time. Comment

Here’s your chance to ride the F express

Weekend Watch: Manhattan-bound straphangers will skip almost every stop this weekend. Comments (8)

Reading at the edge of town: Authors talk Springsteen in Greenpoint

Books: They will work for their love. Comments (1)

Lego-mania! Lego robots duke it out Downtown

Downtown: Kids trade pirates for robots but keep the Legos Comment

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Egypt’s Coptic Christians seek solace in Dyker Heights

Dyker Heights: It’s happening again: Refugees flee turmoil for the safety of Brooklyn. Comments (12)

Greenpoint residents blast church for opening homeless shelter

Greenpoint: A new homeless shelter is making a mess of Greenpoint, claim a handful of angry residents wary of their new neighbors and upset with the church that’s offering destitute men a place to spend the night. Comments (54)
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Requiem for a first kiss

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie discovers there are some things a mother can’t teach. Comment

Game on! Coney Island Arcade owner battles eviction in court

A Coney Island landlord is trying to pull the plug on a Bowery Street arcade that he claims fell behind on rent, but the man behind the video games says he is a good tenant — and has scans of his cashed checks to prove it. Comment

‘The Suit’ comes to BAM — and Brooklyn actress makes her hometown debut

Theater: There’s no stage like home. Comment

Nets are on fire!

Nets: Brooklyn’s new home team is winning, and our columnists are here to make sure the squad keeps at it.

The Nets are not the stealers

Back Court: The takeaway of this column is takeaways. Comment

Here’s what the Nets are doing right

Front Court: For the Brooklyn Nets, 2013 has been everything that late 2012 wasn’t. And that’s exactly how they want it. Comments (4)

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Williamsburg: Ordering a bloody Mary isn’t the only way to get some veggies in a bar. Comments (36)
BAM District: A developer has the green-light to put up a skyscraper on a marquee spot right next to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank — but the builder wants to fill the tower with nearly double the permissible amount of housing. Comments (6)
Dining: But Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies isn’t going far. Comments (1)
Photo Galleries: On the 19th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me — lots of mulch! Comments (10)

Teens rob man on Lafayette Ave.

Fort Greene: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

Climb on! Brooklyn Bridge Park will get a bouldering wall, planners say

Bridge ‘Park’: Hey rock climbers, get a hold of this new plan to build a public bouldering wall as part of a big expansion to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (5)
Dining: Let there be organic lentils! Comments (7)

So long, Celia

So long, Celia

Carroll Gardens: She’s going away — but she won’t be forgotten. Comments (4)

Inn is in! Hampton is the latest hotel opening Downtown

It’s not the Hamptons — but it will still cost you about $175 per night. Comments (3)

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

Hurricane Sandy-displaced Brooklynites should trade in their tiny homes and dangerous, urban lifestyles for a taste of Southern hospitality, says a South Carolina resort owner who wants to rent out rooms at his place for about $21 a day. Comments (9)

Pour track record: Will this coffeeshop survive where others have failed?

Changing Brooklyn: The debut of a new coffeeshop has ended Prospect Lefferts Gardens’ caffeine withdrawal — but that hasn’t stopped the jitters for the area’s long-suffering coffee snobs. Comments (3)

Police presents! Sal says he would hire more cops

Sal Albanese’s says more cops are the answer to the city’s problems, and he’d hire them if you elect him mayor. Comments (1)

Neckerchiefs and khakis for everyone! Slope scout group open to gays, gals

Park Slope: A Windsor Terrace dad has earned a merit badge for embracing diversity. Comments (4)

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

Checkin’ in with: Brooklyn really is the best! Comments (9)

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

Food carts to blame for Ridge ice cream parlor’s demise, politician claims

Bay Ridge: State Sen. Marty Golden claims food carts starved iconic Bay Ridge eatery Hinsch’s to death — but the beloved luncheonette’s owner says his business actually withered away because of the neighborhood’s fat rents and changing tastes. Comments (28)

Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Robbery turns deadly on 18th Street

Greenwood Heights: A mugger killed a 67-year-old on 18th Street on Jan. 9 when he shoved the senior to the ground, knocking the victim’s head against the pavement, cops said. Comments (1)

Our Bartoonist mingles with locals, sports fans at Atlantic Avenue bar

Bar Scrawl: The Flying Saucer Cafe is now a bar with a new name — and Bill Roundy is ready to tell you what he thinks of it. Comment

Get ready for some train pain this weekend

Weekend Watch: It’s game time, Brooklyn, and, as usual, there are a number of injuries on the roster. Some trains are out and others are probable to questionable. Comment

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