Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Northern high-lights: Five under-the-radar acts to see at Northside

Music: It is the best of the rest of the fest! Comment

Monday, June 9, 2014

Kicking the high balls: Drink your way through the World Cup

Dining: Hunter’s Restaurant in Cobble Hill has created a cocktail for every team in the World Cup. Comments (2)
Music: This genre-bending multi-instrumentalist has more than one string to his fiddle. Comments (4)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Nightlife: Comic books come to life at the Comic Book Theater Festival; a jazz legend gets his dues at Vision Festival; pixel pugilists face off at Spring Fighter; and other great things happening in Brooklyn June 6–12. Comment
Bar Scrawl: ... in Windsor Terrace. Comments (4)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The rocket has touched down again in the People’s Playground! Comment

FRIDAY NIGHT: Slope karaoke series to sing its last

Nightlife: The beloved Park Slope karaoke-party series Karaoke Killed the Cat is belting out its final notes after 11 years. Comment

Highly quizzical

Brews clues: Fermentation fans battle it out at Beer Geek Trivia

Dining: All those years of beer drinking could finally score you more than a gut and an unnecessarily large collection of novelty coozies. Comments (1)

Trivia pursuits: Really specific bar trivia around Brooklyn

Nightlife: Don’t know anything about world history, but do remember the name of Krusty the Clown and Bette Midler’s horse? We have the bar trivia night for you! Comment
Page 1: Why is each edition of The Brooklyn Paper a work of art? Because our reporters and editors do the three things that other artists have done for generations: questioning, questioning, and questioning! And in doing so, we demand that our readers do the same — just like artists. Face it, how many times have you picked up The Paper and asked “Why did they write that?” To this we answer “Mission accomplished!” So we’ll keep asking the questions, and you can keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Reader’s rebuke drives home a point

Fearless Parenting: Look, in the end, Stephanie is happy with what she is doing — even if she doesn’t show it all the time. Comments (4)
Beginning at the Manhattan Bridge and running 11 long miles to Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn’s most determined diagonal offers an ever-changing cross-section of Kings County. Take a core sample of Brooklyn by planning a Flatbush Avenue crawl with the help of our trusty guide. Comments (3)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: UPDATE: The third-rail problem that brought Manhattan-bound B and Q trains shuddering to a halt for four hours has been fixed. Click through to read all about the commuting nightmare. Comments (4)

Fresh nut-zarella! ‘Vegan cheese’ store serves pseudo-dairy in W’burg

Williamsburg: The wife-and-husband team who run the store say they consider their fare to be an equivalent, not an imitation, of actual cheese. Comments (7)

Peaks and valleys

Interfaith gets new lease on life

Hospitals in Crisis: Interfaith Medical Center is out of the hole after a contentious year-and-a-half process that threatened to shutter it for good. Comments (1)

LICH court drama rages on

Cobble Hill: Community activists are back in court, suing to have the redevelopment bids for Long Island College Hospital reordered or thrown out entirely as the legal battle over the prime Cobble Hill real estate continues. Comments (6)

Words of ages: Fans to celebrate Walt Whitman at marathon reading

Books: They’re celebrating themselves — and one of Brooklyn’s greatest poets. Comments (1)
Theater: Subway drama never gets old. Comment

On a roll! Repaving on the way to 86th Street in Dyker

Dyker Heights: The city is finally going to 86 the potholes along 86th Street in Dyker Heights. Comments (1)
Go There Now While You Still Can: A long-running market keeps neighborhoods fridges stocked with its special selection of suds and sausages. Comments (3)

The Fifth element! Crowds cram avenue for annual festival

Bay Ridge: The Fifth Avenue Festival featured vendors, bands, and the 10th annual pizza-eating contest on Sunday. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comments (2)
Development: The borough’s shoreline is getting a host of improvements this year. We break them down just in time for summer. Comment

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Politics: Brooklyn’s former top lawman could spend his retirement behind bars. Comments (12)

DeBlasio decamps to de-mayor’s mansion

Park Slope: The DeBlasio-McCrays are no longer Brooklyn’s first family. Or they won’t be when crews finally finish moving them to Manhattan three months from now. Comments (7)
Mean Streets: Workers at the aptly named Busy Corner Deli have a front-row view of the mayhem that plagues the intersection they say saw two smash-ups on Monday. Comments (8)
Theater: Little Orphan Annie made a comeback at the Carroll Gardens School for Innovation with a two-day run this weekend. Comment

Saving the swans

Saving the swans

Sheepshead Bay’s swans may not be headed for the gas chamber anytime soon, after all. Comments (1)

Brooklyn’s Great White Way

Theater: We talked with the Theatre for a New Audience and Bric Arts to see what’s in store for 2014 and beyond. Comment

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hospitals in Crisis: Radioactive waste may be buried beneath Long Island College Hospital and its specter has already killed one deal to sell the shuttered medical center. Comments (8)
Art: Bushwick’s wildest and weirdest artists opened their doors to the world. Comments (1)
Dining: Big government is going after little pizza. Comments (13)

Walk for our lives! Cancer charity stroll hits stride in W’burg

Williamsburg: A few small steps can make a huge difference. Comment
Development: The borough could be on its way to reclaiming the crown as the number of breweries has nearly doubled here over the last two years. Comments (3)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Carmine’s PO’d with the PO, but don’t say anything about it!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine let’s you know how some of his constituents feel about his old boss. Comments (3)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bushwick pet-poop painter dogged by rival

Art: A secretive graffitist is painting pieces of dog manure gold — and he says he is not alone. Comments (16)
DUMBO: Raise a glass for the latest addition headed for the waterfront project. Comment

Birds on the brain

G’point park to get fowl-friendly addition

Greenpoint: McGolrick Park is for the birds, too. Comments (1)

On the garden guest list

Greenpoint: Which plants, feathered animals, and insects to expect in the planned McGolrick Park bird sanctuary. Comment

Summer has already arrived in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Warm weather is here and the time is right for dancing in the streets — of Bay Ridge! Check out our guide to this weekend over at Comment

In case you missed it: Assemblyman gobbling up campaign $ with Turkey trips

Will’s Watch: Lots of pols hand out turkeys to their constituents, but Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz gives Turkey to himself and our pals at have the story. Comment
Photo Galleries: Glowing graduates enjoyed the fruits of their labors during commencement day at Brooklyn College. Comment

Thursday, May 29, 2014

G’point mom: Women, kids locked in McCarren Park bathroom on Memorial Day

Meadows of Shame: They were trapped in the water closet. Comments (18)
Bay Ridge: Police arrested a man in the 86th Street R station on May 27 who they say was carrying a shotgun, ammo, a laser sight, and a machete. Comments (3)
Williamsburg: Brooklyn has added manufacturing jobs for the first time in decades, according to a recent study. Comments (6)

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