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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Not all Glamour: Former women’s magazine editor pens dishy novel

Park Slope: Move over, “The Devil Wears Prada.” Comment

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The dictator rises again: Dumbo publisher resurrects weighty Latin American lit

February Houses: “Reasons of State,” Alejo Carpentier’s massive novel of Latin American politics, brings us first-person close to the life and times of a brutal dictator in the early 1900s. Comments (1)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Nightlife: Go green this March 17 — Kelly green, that is! Comments (1)
Art: Many artists are obsessive, but these ones have turned obsession into an art-form. Comment
Books: You have seen the famous photos — now see photos of where they were developed. Comments (2)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: “King Lear,” bingo, Park Slope’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade, and more things to do in Brooklyn this weekend and beyond. Comment

Bartoonist goes south of the border

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist visits Bar San Miguel, a tequila bar in Carroll Gardens co-owned by CNBC’s Jim Cramer. Comments (2)

Batman returns: Forgotten film about Brooklyn’s ‘Super Cops’ to screen in P’Slope

Cinema: “The Super Cops” captures 1970s Bedford-Stuyvesant in all its gritty glory. Comments (1)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fancy Red Hook rehab center gets community board approval

Red Hook: Brooklyn’s Betty Ford clinic got the thumbs up from a local panel on Wednesday night. Comments (14)

Play-to: Hit the books before seeing ‘Hoi Polloi’s Republic’

Play-to: Hit the books before seeing ‘Hoi Polloi’s Republic’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: This Clinton Hill production has done an admirable job of adapting a 2,400-year-old, 300-page philosophical text to the stage. But it is not for Plato first-timers. Comments (2)

Travel writer and adventurer Matthew Power remembered

Prospect Heights: The Prospect Heights resident went to the ends of the Earth after good stories. Comment

Fearless Parent brings the music

Music: Our parenting columnist is spreading arts the Brooklyn way. Comments (1)

Today’s women can’t have it all. Or can they?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie looks back on her choice to stay home, keep the house clean, and raise the kids. Comments (2)

Cue the laugh track: Kensington author pens book on sitcoms

Books: This guy knows his “Girls” from his “Golden Girls.” Comments (1)
Page 1: We know exactly what you want: The biggest newspaper we’ve got, and a bottle of Lowenbrau. So when you want the taste of a truly great Brooklyn newspaper, tonight, let it be The Brooklyn Paper. So here’s to the bartender, and here’s to the editor. Oh, and keep hustling, Brooklyn. Read more…

Swine dining and Francophilia abound in Old Brooklyn cooking

Dining: We learned some surprising tidbits in our quest to better understand the food of Walt Whitman’s day. Comment

Nuthin' but Nets!

Little talked-about trade paying dividends

Back Court: Newly arrived Marcus Thorton coming up big in the backcourt Comment

Spin to win! Net’s Frontcourt a revolving door

Front Court: Who knows who is going to lead the Nets’ Frontcourt tonight? Who cares, as long as the team wins! Comment

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Downtown cops vow to give double-parkers the full-court press

Mean Streets: Officers are gearing up for a crackdown on Jay Street, Court Street, and Flatbush Avenue. Comments (26)
Fashion: “Fashion Week Brooklyn” is going to the dogs! Comments (3)
Music: Why should kids have all the Purim party fun? Comment

Hospital-free LICH pitches spell death for Brooklynites: Residents

Hospitals in Crisis: The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s takeover plan for Long Island College Hospital would put lives in danger, no matter what other medical services it provides, said angry Red Hook residents at a presentation of the plan on Tuesday night. Comments (12)
Downtown: We took the grand tour of the borough’s new highest high-rise. Comments (37)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

EXCLUSIVE

600 LICH workers to be laid off in April

Hospitals in Crisis: Nearly half of Long Island College Hospital’s staff will be out of a job by April, the State University of New York confirmed today. Comments (17)

Cops: Don’t walk, seriously

Mean Streets: Brooklyn cops are taking Mayor DeBlasio’s pledge to make the roads safer to heart — by ticketing jaywalkers. Comments (28)
EXCLUSIVE

Luna Park planning waterpark for Coney Island

The people behind Luna Park are looking to make an even bigger splash in Coney Island. Comments (9)
Mean Streets: Road warriors and Downtown residents say separating the Jay Street bike lanes from the rest of the road will make Brooklyn’s scariest route for two-wheelers better for everybody. Comments (30)
Coney Island: Thunder will roll once more in the People’s Playground! Comment
Art: A performance artist hosted a so-called “Cake Sit” at a Gowanus art gallery. Comments (5)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Downtown: These high school kids are robot-makers in disguise. Comment
Hospitals in Crisis: Some 300 to 350 Long Island College hospital staffers are going to be handed pink slips soon, according to a union rep. Comments (7)
Dyker Heights: The Brooklyn Public Library wants to close the book on its $20,000-a-month lease on its McKinley Park branch — by having the city seize the building through eminent domain. Comments (16)
Clinton Hill: Cops say they caught the guy responsible for a string of Clinton Hill car break-ins red-handed, but the smashing and grabbing has not ceased. Comments (4)
Dining: Let’s just hope the leafy greens don’t taste like grass. Comments (8)

Police seek four in ‘random’ midday Dumbo attack

DUMBO: They jumped a woman but took nothing, cops say. Comments (1)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Carmine’s giving out ‘Carmines’ like he’s never given out ‘Carmines’ before!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher salutes Ann Marie Lettieri-Baker! Comments (7)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Williamsburg: An abandoned ice cream shop is making a spooky comeback. Comments (25)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ukraine pain! Brooklynites from war-torn nation blast Russia

Politics: The conflict wrenching apart Ukraine is opening schisms among the nation’s emigres in Brooklyn — but they seem to agree on one point: Russia needs to stay out. Comments (8)

Saint Patrick’s Day comes early to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Saint Paddy’s Day is still more than a week away, but shamrock season has already started in Bay Ridge. Check out where to find all the action over at BrooklynDaily.com. Read more…

Greenbacks to green oil-soaked Greenpoint

Greenpoint: An anti-cigarette-butt-litter campaign and a rooftop garden for a church are just two of the 18 plans that got picked in a first round of Big-Oil-money grant-making. Comments (5)

Randy reading: Literary series comes to Park Slope sex shop

Books: The reading series is both sexual and textual. Comments (2)

Celebs shine for Slope youth-writing group

Event: These stars came out for a super cause. Comment

‘Cash-strapped’ Prospect Park West nursing home to shutter in three months

Park Slope: A high-end assisted living facility on Prospect Park West will shutter in three months, forcing more than 100 elderly residents to find new digs. Comments (9)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Greenpoint: Inflation has hit Brooklyn’s most expensive coffee drink — and the cups of joe, too. Comments (22)

Golden fails to boot GOP head

Will’s Watch: In this week’s politics column over at BrooklynDaily.com, it is the inside story of how Kings County Republican Party chairman Craig Eaton beat a legal challenge from allies of state Sen. Marty Golden, securing his seat on the throne. Read more…

Developer with SUNY ties to make pitch for LICH

Hospitals in Crisis: Another bidder is lining up for a shot at taking over Long Island College Hospital — and this one apparently has friends in high places. Comments (5)

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