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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Synth secrets: All-star lineup plays tribute to a mysterious Nigerian musician

Music: Musicians including David Byrne and Money Mark play tribute to synth composer William Onyeabor — but they don’t know anything about him. Comment

Monday, April 28, 2014

Dance: This Brooklyn dance company says poles deserve a place on the theatrical stage — not just in strip clubs. Comments (3)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Carmine’s prescription for bad medicine: Read more Carmine!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher peels back the label on so-called “24-hour” chain pharmacies and does not like what he sees. Comment

Friday, April 25, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Comics (the paper kind, not the standup kind) live on stage, a new twist on “Rent,” “Tasting Brooklyn” returns, and more things to do and see in Brooklyn April 25–May 1. Comment

Bartoonist is raven about this beer bar

Bar Scrawl: Glorietta Baldy in Bedford-Stuyvesant has pinball, great beer and cocktails, and a stuffed raven dispensing advice. Comments (36)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The summer the music died! Coney Seaside Concerts canceled this year

Now with former Borough President Marty Markowitz’s take. Comments (20)
Atlantic Yards: The obvious best choice is up against venues across the East River and in 15 other cities. Comments (12)

Fire-artworks: Feminist fireworks show to light up Prospect Park

Art: This art will go off with a bang! Comment
Event: The Botanic Garden’s “Sakura Matsuri” festival mixes tradition with the cutting edge — literally! Comment

Get ‘Lost’: Greenpointer brings cult sci-fi show back in new podcast

Nightlife: “Lost” is not so lost to fans anymore, thanks to this digital radio show. Comment

Big dinosaurs vs. little dinosaurs

Nets show Toronto what dinosaurs can do

Front Court: Brooklyn’s home-team should go into game three feeling like it is 2–0, our columnist opines. Comments (1)

For small ball to work, shots have to fall

Back Court: Just as in the regular season, Brooklyn will live and die by small ball in the playoffs, our columnist writes. Comment

Boy’s entrance to teen-hood most anxiety-producing moment, bar none

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie’s boy’s 13th birrthday comes and goes without a bar mitzvah, causing her to wonder whether meat pie and paintball can fill the void created when she gave up on religion. Comments (5)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DUMBO: This building is on its fourth act. Comments (2)

Downtown wireless: Saving grace or major waste?

Vox Pop: The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership launched a free Downtown wifi network this week. The scheme is part of larger plan to bring internet access to people living and working Downtown. The idea is to make the area more enticing to tech companies, but also to give shoppers, students, and workers high-speed access on their breaks. Comments (2)

Cooking up a stink: Taiwanese Night Market serves up stinky tofu

Dining: “Your food stinks!” is not an insult to this cook. Comments (2)

On the front lines of fermentation: Brooklyn book details the battle of craft beer

Books: Brooklyn Brewery founder and former war corresspondant Steve Hindy is writing about a whole different battlefield these days. Comments (4)

City to lower McGuinness speed limit to 25

Mean Streets: A mile-long stretch of McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint will get the car-pinching treatment from the city, pols announced today. Comments (30)
Hospitals in Crisis: The state is walking away from Long Island College Hospital on May 23 and turning off the lights now that a developer that pledged to keep the hospital open is facing mounting difficulty getting its ducks in a row, the state said. Comments (33)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mean Streets: Figures show the 78th Precinct, which has made a point of making the streets less mean for cyclists and pedestrians, is writing many fewer citations than its counterparts — and that is just fine, say pro-car-pinching activists. Comments (2)

Sunset Park loves surveillance

Sunset Park: Sunset Park residents asked for it and they are getting it — more government surveillance. Comments (3)
Books: The borough’s annual symposium of independent, DIY books and magazines is looking lurid this year, with the inclusion of a photospread publication that celebrates women in all their glory. Comments (4)

Dusting off the plate: Baseball great’s restored burial monument unveiled

A memorial to one of baseball’s most important innovators has finally been restored to its former glory. Comments (1)
Gowanus: The floating corpse was discovered under the Union Street bridge at 3 pm on Monday, according to police. Comments (15)

One dead and one wounded in suspected gang clash

Crime: A bloody brawl at a Coney Island fast food joint left one man with fatal stab wounds and put another in the hospital — and police say they suspect gang activity. Comments (14)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Music: Who says you need a record deal to make records? Comments (5)

Unfolding: Sit on cardboard chairs at this new Dumbo store

DUMBO: A Dumbo design company’s just-opened storefront and work space is innovative down to the furniture. Comments (6)
Brooklyn Heights: Media mavens had a ball on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s soccer fields over the weekend. Comments (3)

Easter fun-day

Heights kids on the hunt

Heights kids on the hunt

Parenting: PHOTOS: Brooklyn Heights youngsters scrambled after hidden treasure at an Easter egg hunt on Saturday. Comments (1)

Scor’Easter! Greenpoint egg hunt yields sweet returns for tots

Greenpoint: The Easter bunny and a handful of musicians helped to make Easter Sunday special for scores of Greenpoint and Williamsburg kids. Comment

Hot-button real estate tycoon planning Greenpoint convention center

Greenpoint: A controversy-dogged developer whose Greenpoint industrial complex mysteriously burned down eight years ago is planning a convention center that has begun construction in the neighborhood, to the chagrin of neighbors who are vowing to fight the complex. Comments (8)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Perspective: What would happen if Gay Talese followed the Big Sceecher around Bensonhurst, mistaking him for the Chariman of the Board, Frank Sinatra? Find out in this week’s column, inspired by a story written by “Girls Write Now” mentee Laurencia Terris, who recently tagged along as Carmine taught one of his legendary merengue classes. Comments (1)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Downtown: Thousands of Christian faithful marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on April 18 to commemorate Good Friday. Comments (3)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Slope sex shop giving out solar-powered vibrators for Earth Day

Park Slope: Babeland invites us to worship the sun rod. Comments (10)

Bay Ridge is hopping

Bay Ridge Nights: Looking to pass over Passover and grease your Easter? Look no further than a night out in Bay Ridge. Our pals at have your go-to guide for nightlife. Read more…

Turnoff! Police officer makes illegal turn on Flatbush Avenue

Mean Streets: This NYPD school safety officer needs to go back to driver’s ed. Comments (16)

Dollar vans: Fantastic or pandemic?

Vox Pop: We survey Brooklynites about where they stand on the dollar-van crackdown. Comments (17)
Downtown: Fulton Mall shoppers can now go online while standing on line. Comment
We watch as they get together and try them on to see. Comment

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Screw job! Contractor bolts traffic signs to trees in W’burg

Williamsburg: A city contractor, apparently short on time or signposts, screwed metal “No Parking” signs to trees along Meserole Street in Williamsburg, angering neighbors and injuring the trees. Comments (8)

MONDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety in Park Slope

Mean Streets: Park slope road safety activists are at it again. Comments (9)

Burning Bushwick! Second anti-Lopez activist files for Espinal Assembly seat

Will’s Watch: Maybe the third time is the charm for Community Board 4 member Cyril Joseph, who has filed to run for the vacant Assembly seat of now-Councilman Rafael Espinal (D–Bushwick) — following two unsuccessful bids for other local positions. has the whole story, plus a whole lot bunch more political tidbits. Read more…

Couple found dead in Greenpoint hot tub

Greenpoint: The pair had been drinking, according to reports, which can be a risky proposition, experts say. Comments (5)

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