Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

I was (re)born a unicorn: Cult band reforms to play Barclays

Music: There is a legendary indie rock band coming to Barclays Center Aug. 22–24 — and it is not Arcade Fire. Comments (1)

Talent on the Greene! Lit fest brings together pros and proteges

Books: Move over Richard Wright and Walt Whitman — a new generation of literary stars are coming to claim Fort Greene Park. Comment

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

What a gem! Coney bar Ruby’s marks 80 years

Call it a Ruby Jubilee. Comment

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: The Coney sand sculpting contest, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, free jazz, and more things to see and do in Brooklyn Aug. 15–20. Comments (1)

Hit the runway in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Our pals over at explain why Bay Ridge is so hot right now. Comment
Cinema: Take a stroll down an unpaved memory lane. Comments (8)

Happy trails to brew

Happy trails to brew

Bar Scrawl: Our bartoonist visits Montana’s Trail House in Bushwick for country food and cocktails. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Buried treasure in Coney Island

There’s gold in them thar beaches! Comments (2)

Flatbush tree signs up for freaky-deaky refurbishment

Art: These bummed-out trees are about to get a trippy paint job. Comments (3)

Can’t ‘The Dog’ have his day in Brooklyn?

Cinema: A film about Brooklyn’s most famous bank robbery barely made it to borough theaters. Comment
Theater: When shall we three eat again? Comment

Smoking guns: Hookah lounge hosts powerful play about Syrian conflict

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Where there is smoke, there are fire fights. Comments (2)

Inside voices: Street artists go indoors for Sunset Park gallery show

Art: A famed New York graffiti artist is helping other street specialists show their fine art side. Comment
Page 1: Look, somebody has to land this plane, and as usual, The Brooklyn Paper is up to the task. Who else would you rely on in your moment of desperation? Where else would you go to make sure things don’t end badly? And how often have we been through this before? Sure, we don’t know all the answers, but no matter what, we’ll make sure you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Steph takes the road less travelled

Fearless Parenting: This week, our columnists looks for herself with just her pooch by her side. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Cinema: UPDATE: Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner Kenn Lowy has confirmed that Rebar is among the spaces he is in talks for. Comments (1)

Butcher shop chopped

Butcher shop chopped

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge butcher has gotten the axe. Comments (2)

Attorney general: Undercover geezer behind Slope senior sting

Park Slope: An elderly incognito agent helped the state attorney general blow the lid off million in Medicaid fraud and other misdeeds that landed four employees of a Park Slope adult daycare in cuffs, the state announced on Tuesday. Comments (7)

Doubleheader tonight in Coney

The Ride: The Cyclones were rained out last night, so two games are scheduled today. Talk about excitement! Comment

Re-Marker-ble! BAM screens films by legendary filmmaker

Cinema: Chris Marker was at the avant-garde of film — and paranoia. Comments (1)
Theater: All of Brooklyn’s a stage, but the men and women are not payers! Comment

Cops seek Greenpoint camera thief

Greenpoint: A guy strolled into a Greenpoint photo studio on July 14 and stole a pricey camera, according to the authorities. Comment

Senator wants to break out checkbook for Downtown tech

Downtown: New York’s junior senator wants to give Brooklyn’s tech scene a cash infusion. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Twister and shout! McCarren Park wigs out over dust devil

Williamsburg: Talk about a dust-up. Comments (3)

Cops: Sicko exposed himself to Pratt janitor

Clinton Hill: Police are looking for a creep who they say masturbated at a worker at Pratt Institute on Willoughby Avenue on Aug. 8. Comments (2)

Three shot, one killed in Bushwick

Bushwick: A gunman killed a man and wounded two women in Bushwick on early on Sunday morning, according to the NYPD. Comment
Transit: The Q station is an unholy mess, politicians and business leaders say. Comments (14)

Dems tour Brooklyn in search of a good time

Prospect Heights: Brooklyn got its close-up on Monday as Democratic officials toured the borough to see if it’s a good fit to host the party’s 2016 convention. Comments (7)

Cyclones get walked off

The Ride: Our boys are headed home unhappy. Comment

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

An immoveable feast: City denies date-change for 18th Avenue Feast

Bensonhurst: Bensonhurst’s biggest street festival will go on as regularly scheduled on Aug. 21, despite the wishes of its own planners. Comments (14)

Old stuff meets new G’point convention center

Greenpoint: The Greenpoint event space hot-button real estate tycoon Joshua Guttman started building this spring is opening its doors next month for its first event, the Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair. Comment

Fire truck, car crash in Midwood

Midwood: A fire truck and a car collided in Midwood on Aug. 7 while the truck was responding to a fire that turned out to be a false alarm, fire officials said. Comments (5)

Clones clock Muckdogs

The Ride: A ninth-inning double by Ahmed Rosario won it for our boys. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Carmine parties like it is his brother-in-law’s 90th birthday!

Sunday Screech: In fact, it was his brother-in-law’s 90th birthday! Comment

Muckdogs leave Cyclones stuck

The Ride: The Clones’ ace pitching was of no use against the Batavia Muckdogs as Brooklyn’s batters were asleep at the plate. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

Cyclones leave Scrappers in a heap

The Ride: The Clones held onto the wildcard playoff slot with another victory over Ohio’s Scrappers. Comment

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

Cops: Help us catch this pervert

Bay Ridge: Police are looking for the creep who they say sexually assaulted a woman in Bay Ridge on July 16. Comments (5)

Pier pressure

Meet the towers vying for a spot in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: The two buildings in one of these 14 eye-popping renderings could be become real towers looming over Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. Comments (3)

Brooklyn Bridge Park honchos: No LICH, no problem

Bridge ‘Park’: The impending redevelopment of Long Island College Hospital will inundate the area with new residents who will tax city services, not to mention heighten demand for a neighborhood hospital, anti-development advocates argued at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s board meeting on Wednesday. Comments (8)

Domino Sugar sign signing off

Domino Sugar sign signing off

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Say goodbye to the Domino Sugar sign — for now, at least. Comments (4)

Cyclones rout Rust Belt’s Scrappers

The Ride: With their sights set on the playoffs, the Cyclones crush the Scrappers in Ohio. Comment

Cops: Help us find this F-trian chain snatcher

Windsor Terrace: Cops are searching for a guy who they say yanked a chain from a woman’s neck aboard an F Train on Aug. 4. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Williamsburg mom robbed walking with infant, dog

Williamsburg: Police are searching for a man who they say grabbed an iPhone out of a woman’s pocket as she was walking with her baby and dog on N. Third Street on July 30. Comments (9)

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