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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Show and smell: Freaky corpse contest brings stuffed animals and skeletons to Gowanus

Nightlife: You don’t have to take a dip in the Gowanus Canal to see some freaky mutant creatures on April 6. Comment

Back in tune: Rockapella plays Manhattan Beach amidst a capella revival

Music: The former “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” house band brings Motown classics to Kingsborough College. Comment

Monday, March 31, 2014

The ‘Brooklyn bonfire’ is back!

Cinema: The silent film that helped coin the term “it girl” is playing at the Central Library — just blocks away from where its star Clara Bow grew up. Comment

Bust a move and a gut: ‘Comedy in Dance’ fest features grooving grannies

Dance: Did you hear the one about the dancers who wanted to make their audience laugh? Comment

Friday, March 28, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Orchestral pop, music nerd trivia, the Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, a baseball tour of a graveyard, and more things to do in Brooklyn March 28–April 3. Comment

Pot-er Familias: P’Slope journalist writes book about his dope-smuggling dad

Books: Take your kid to work day? Fuhgeddaboudit! Comment

Bartoonist says new brewpub is the schnitz

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist maps out new Greenpoint brewpub Dirck the Norseman. Comments (5)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Don’t shoot! Cops ban picture-taking at public training demo

Fort Greene: Fort Greene’s 88th police precinct showed off a video-game training system that teaches recruits when it is okay to shoot people, but top cops demanded that our photographer hold his fire. Comments (2)

State takes over Interfaith, promises bailout

Hospitals in Crisis: The state has installed its own management at the beleaguered Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital and offered up $20-30-million to keep it afloat, a hospital spokeswoman said. Comments (3)

The band played on: The rise and fall and rise of Ditmas Park duo Via Audio

Music: Via Audio has weathered the loss of its management, booking agent, and the lack of a label. But can it overcome a seperation of 2,448 miles? Comment

New gallery is blowing up: Greenpoint studio takes off with balloon sculptures

Art: Talk about art that pops! Comments (1)

The suds of time: Exploring Brooklyn’s soda-making past and present

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, the small-scale soda manufacturer upgrading its Williamsburg operation, is not the first soft-drink-maker to set up shop in the borough. Comments (17)

Coming to terms with the terms of mom-hood

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures out that the older her boys get, the more she’ll have to give ground. Comments (3)

nuthin' but nets!

Backcourt must stop playing like frontcourt!

Back Court: This week, our columnist wants to make sure his players start doing their jobs the right way — and that means facing forward. Comment

Pick a Plumlee: How Mason made it big

Front Court: This week, our columnist cheers the surprising work of Mason Plumlee. Comment

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Caputo’s Fine Foods owner dead

Carroll Gardens: Giuseppe Caputo, the proprietor of the Carroll Gardens mainstay, passed away on Friday. Comment

Prognosis negative: LICH advocates slam Related, Fortis overhaul plans

Hospitals in Crisis: Activists against closing Long Island College Hospital do not agree on who should take over, but they know exactly who they don’t want — developers who would replace the hospital with a few doctor’s offices. Comments (4)

Biz-tsar turn! Nets owner wants to pass team offices to Russia

Atlantic Yards: The Russian billionaire who owns Brooklyn’s home-team is planning to move its corporate operation overseas, apparently to beat the descent of a second Iron Curtain in response to Russia’s military chicanery in Ukraine. Comments (3)

Electric dreams: See a 12-piece theremin orchestra in Red Hook

Music: The popularity of the theremin comes in waves. Now it is generating buzz once again, with a history-making concert at Pioneer Works. Comments (1)

Beep on charity probe: Talk to my lawyer

Adams on Line 1: Borough President Adams was more than happy to give his take on the city’s War on Cars and Coney Island’s first new roller coaster since 1927 — no way is he getting on that thing — but when the conversation turned to recent reports that the city is investigating him after an aide allegedly solicited funds at Borough Hall for a nonexistent group, Adams clammed up and directed us to talk it over with his attorney. Comments (2)

Hip-hop hooray: Sing along to ’90s rap and R&B classics in Park Slope

Event: Stop, collaborate, and join in the chorus. Comment

Park-lovers convene for cocktails

Event: Brooklyn Bridge Park stewards had some fun inside for a change. Comments (1)

Eco-conscious Carroll Gardens school gets green-thumbs-up

Carroll Gardens: These little gardeners let their green flag fly. Comment

Flatbush group honors officials

The Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush celebrated its 35th annual Community Legislative Breakfast on Sunday, hosting elected officials from as close by as Borough Hall and as far away as the U.S. Senate. Comment

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Signs of life in LICH bidding

Hospitals in Crisis: Four of nine pitches for redeveloping Long Island College Hospital keep the hospital a hospital, but real estate interests and political intrigue run through them all. Comments (7)

Flatbush fight! Assembly race could become retirement party

Will’s Watch: Who will be the Dutchess of Flatbush? The politics column from our pals over at has some insight. Comment

Monday, March 24, 2014

As his piano gently weeps: Silent-film buff brings old celluloid to life

Cinema: A Midwood man has spent the past 17 years screening forgotten flicks for free. Comment

Spread love it’s the Brooklyn Day!

Photo Galleries: The Brooklyn Paper doesn’t need a special day to express appreciation for the borough we call home, but we are certainly not knocking the do-gooders who came out in droves for a volunteer event this weekend. Comments (2)

Rooted in Williamsburg: Ginger ale factory growing

Williamsburg: The industrial area around Williamsburg’s Morgan Avenue L station is about to get a little more bubbly. Comments (30)

Town hall on Asser Levy Park

Brighton Beach residents are encouraged to come out and sound off on Monday about the future of Asser Levy park at a town hall meeting convened by Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D–Sheepshead Bay). Get all the info from our pals over at Comments (1)

Pint-sized perp robs Ridge bank

Bay Ridge: He must have been short on money. Comments (5)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fact is, ‘Party’ is spelled C-A-R-M-I-N-E

Sunday Screech: You haven’t won an award until you’ve won a Carmine! Comments (1)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bay Ridge goes on parade

Bay Ridge Nights: Just when you thought it was over — our pals over at are bringing more Saint Patrick’s Day revelry your way. Comment

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish activist condemns Purim flag-burning

Williamsburg: A group of Satmar Hasidic Jews are coming under fire for burning an Israeli flag in Williamsburg during a raucous Purim celebration on Sunday. Comments (17)

In which our Captain finds himself stuck in a Coney contraption

Captain’s Log: Sir Patrick Stewart’s visit to the Coney Quadrant goes awry when he and first officer Ian McKellen become trapped in a wonder-inspiring wheel. Comments (1)

So many cooks in the kitchen! Food incubators come to Industry City

Sunset Park: The low-cost space available in Sunset Park’s Industry City is prompting a boom in a new business model — the time-share kitchen. Comments (2)

Arrest in crash that left SUV atop Q train

Ditmas Park: She caught a ride — to jail. Comments (11)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Republicans rush to take on broke Krasny

Will’s Watch: This week over at, it is the story of how the race to take on penniless Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D–Seagate) is quickly becoming a Republican pile-up. Comment

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