Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

A chilling read: Quirky P’Heights ice cream parlor releases cookbook

Books: Get the inside scoop on Ample Hills Creamery’s madcap flavors. Comments (5)

NYC etiquette master talks being on your best Brooklyn behavior

Books: Manners-minded artist Nathan Pyle on borough driving habits and nagivating the Brooklyn Bridge. Comments (11)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nightlife: A magic show for adults, “Songwriter Deathmatch,” a silent reading club, the Golden Gloves, and more awesome things to do in Brooklyn April 11–16. Comments (2)

Bartoonist gets his whiskey straight

Bar Scrawl: Midnight Mile in Greenpoint has no vodka. No gin. No Scotch. Just American whiskey. Comments (12)

‘Biased’ in Brooklyn: Comedian W. Kamau Bell hits the Bell House

Nightlife: The political funny man talks life after “Totally Biased.” Comment

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Music: Alash Ensemble is more than just a pretty voice. Comment

New York Methodist Hospital Expansion

Park Slope: New York Methodist Hospital unveiled even more tweaks to its planned expansion at a city hearing on Tuesday, but said there is no way it could follow an alternate blueprint drawn up by activists. Comments (1)

Hearings, and hearing the Hospital

Perspective: The thing about hearings is there are the regular people, and there are the suits. Comments (5)
Page 1: Seems like its been since forever since we had a bite to eat. I mean, we are famished. And everytime we think we’ll have a minute to go quickly grab a bite, we get side-tracked by something else. But that’s just the way it is when you in the news business. So the next time a reporter walks up to you and asks a question, offer him an apple or a stick of gum. It will make him and you feel better. Keep hustling, Brooklyn! Read more…

Arbor yay! Nets give trees to Coney kids

Fifty families took home 50 trees and met retired Nets players, cheerleaders, and the team’s mascot on April 8. Comments (1)

Siri-ously. My kid is conversing with a computer

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures she may be able to use technology to answer the tough questions. Comments (3)

nuthin' but nets

This season, Nets are Heat-seekers

Back Court: Sure, the Nets have played well against the Miami Heat this season, but will the success continue in the playoffs? Comment

Nets get healthy at the right time

Front Court: This week, injured superstars return to the Nets frontcourt, and the team should be better for it, says our columnist. Comment

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

City to lower Atlantic Avenue speed limit to 25 miles per hour

Mean Streets: Brooklyn’s Avenue of Death and Destruction is getting the go-slow treatment. Comments (7)

Book lovers to new libary honcho: Hands off the Brooklyn Heights branch

Brooklyn Heights: The city is selling off its precious literary legacy to the highest bidder, said bookworms who rallied at the Central Library on Tuesday night to demand that the revenue-raising scheme be stopped. Comments (20)
Theater: See the story of the ill-fated American pioneers live — and dead — on stage. Comments (3)

To renewed Heights! Promenade mainstay gets makeover

Dining: The two-decade-old Brooklyn Heights Cafe has reopened after a six-week renovation. Comment

Open season at Bushwick sculpture garden

Art: An arts group is accepting work from sculptors to place in a community garden, no questions asked. Comments (2)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Arts and cats! Greenpoint cat ladies gather for craft night

Art: “Put a cat on it” is the mantra of an insurgent do-it-yourself movement, a queen of the craftswomen argues. Comments (10)

Sweet! Village confectioner to open outpost in Ridge

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge has always had a small-town flavor — now it’s getting a taste of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Comments (4)
Bay Ridge: High-end coffee has arrived in the Ridge. Comments (41)

The hunt begins

The hunt begins

Photo Galleries: Brooklyn kicked off its Easter celebration on April 5 and 6 with the first wave of egg hunts planned for this month. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comment

Red-letter play: UK theater company brings US history lesson to Dumbo stage

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: What can a bunch of Brits teach a Brooklyn audience about American history? You might be surprised. Comment

Green roof to help noise-proof Barclays Center

Atlantic Yards: It looks inviting sure, but no one will be allowed to play or hang out on the arena’s planned emerald ceiling. Comments (15)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Downtown: The city is ignoring pleas from Brooklyn Bridge neighbors who asked to be spared a lane change that would bring bridge-bound cars closer to their doorstep. Comments (19)

Rabble-house-ers! Pols, activists decry Bushwick slumlords

Bushwick: Creating affordable housing is all well and good but the city should also keep existing cheap apartments from going the way of the dodo, said protesters at a march through Bushwick on Sunday. Comments (3)

Little-ville sluggers! Mayor DeBlasio cheers Little League opening day in Slope

Park Slope: These girls and boys of summer could not have asked for a better way to start the season. Comment
Photo Galleries: has the story of the life of Coney Island stalwart Lou Powsner. Read more…

Fallas penetrates Downtown market

Shopping: This Fulton Mall department store’s new handle really sticks out. Comments (9)

Yard sale! Crown Heights gardeners vie to buy plot back from realtor

Crown Heights: Gardeners who have tilled a Crown Heights plot for eight years are scrambling to come up with cash to buy the lot back from a realtor who might uproot the veggie patch. Comments (1)
Downtown: NOW WITH AUDIO: A man who shares a name with the prolific commentator made an appearance at Borough Hall last week. Comments (26)
A Marine Park woman got a surreal surprise when a letter postmarked in 1969 finally arrived in the mail last week. Comments (7)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Carmine’s latest column a life-saver!

Sunday Screech: Want to live as long and healthily as the Screecher has? Then follow these easy tips! Comments (7)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

W’burg woman falls off roof to her death

A woman took a tragic tumble early on Friday morning when she tried to climb into the window of her boyfriend’s fourth-story Kent Avenue apartment, according to cops and a report. Comments (27)

Friday, April 4, 2014

It’s the time of the season for Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge Nights is back at, letting you know where to take cover from those pesky April showers. Read more…
Downtown: Activists block traffic on Flatbush Avenue in the name of affordable digs. Comments (28)

The results are in! Winning LICH bid includes a hospital

Hospitals in Crisis: Long Island College Hospital could actually stay a hospital! Comments (6)

Book-mobile to push prose to poor kids

Get ready to ride the Booklyn Shuttle. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: The beat goes on in gentrified Brooklyn. Comment

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The queen is dead! Last Exit Bar to close

Changing Brooklyn: The 20th-century Cobble Hill watering hole is taking its last gasps. Comment
Gowanus: Activists opposed to the Rock and Roll Playhouse, a planned kid-friendly restaurant and nightclub in Gowanus, say that the venture should not be grandfathered into an historic commercial zoning designation because the warehouse that would contain it has been a dead-zone for a decade. Comments (1)

Bat save! State axes G’point trees to spare critters ahead of bridge overhaul

Greenpoint: The state is looking bat to the future. Comment

Bathroom break! Cymbrowitz catches wave of Oceana cash

Will’s Watch: In this week’s thrilling politics column at, the inside story of how residents of the posh Oceana Condominiums in Brighton Beach rewarded Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz for his efforts to prevent elevated public bathrooms from rising on the Boardwalk outside their complex. Read more…

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