Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Critical lit! Downtown author conjurs up book on ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

Books: Will you roll the dice on this book launch? Comment

Lefferts Gardens rocker juggles three bands, six albums

Music: Emil Amos is a master multi-instrumentalist and multi-tasker. Comment

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Cinema: Dim the lights and start your engines! Comment

Goonies never say drink: Actors combine cult film with drinking game

Nightlife: It’s wet, ain’t it? Drink it! Comments (2)

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations for great new summer reading. Comment

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: See famous authors at the Brooklyn Book Festival, sample brews at Blocktoberfest, catch a funky film screening, and other things to do in Brooklyn Sept. 19–25. Comment

Bay Ridge brings the heat this weekend!

Bay Ridge Nights: Cool weather is moving in, but the nightlife meteorologists over at report that Bay Ridge is still heating up! Comment

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Broken homes: Ridgites fight to stop illegal conversions

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge residents and politicians are scrambling to stop greedy property owners from illegally carving up one-family homes into multi-family flophouses. Comments (21)

Days of awe-some! P’Slope rabbi hopes to make high holy days hip

Boerum Hill: The high holy days are going hipster. Comment

Money talks: Startups seek social shakeup via online currencies

Circuit Lord: The bottom line at these social networking companies is that they look beyond the bottom line. Comment
Music: And they all lived rap-pily ever after. Comment
Page 1: It’s been the editor’s dilemma since Guttenberg invented the printing press: how to ensure ‘it is not” is properly shortened. Sure, we could demand “it’s not,” but that invariably gets turned into “its not,” which everyone knows is wrong (unless we put a “k” before “not). So how about “it isn’t?” That seems more reasonable. We’ll go with that. But what about the first word of this paragraph? Does it mean “it is” or “it has?” We’ll leave that to you, dear reader, to help ensure you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comments (1)

Teaching the lessons of Ray Rice to my teens

The Dad: This week, the Dad has a teachable moment. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Sold! Brooklyn Heights library to developer for $52 million

Brooklyn Heights: Sold! Brooklyn Public Library officials have chosen a buyer to knock down the 52-year-old Brooklyn Heights branch and build in its place a 30-story apartment building with a shiny new library on the ground floor. Comments (9)
Greenpoint: Someone has been dumping oil into the Newtown Creek, further polluting the notoriously filthy waterway, according to the state. Comments (2)

Wholesale ahead! BJ’s opens in Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst: Big-box buying comes to Bensonhurst. Comments (10)

Fire escape: Burglar strikes four apartments in one G’point building

Greenpoint: A prowler broke into five Greenpoint homes in one afternoon this week, police said. Comments (4)

Ridge church reborn

Bay Ridge: The Union Church of Bay Ridge is getting a facelift. Comments (3)
Event: Wine lovers should jump feet first into this contest! Comments (3)

Locals only: New Bric biennial highlights Downtown artists

Art: Downtown is going up on the wall. Comment

Brooklyn Expo enter

Greenpoint: Move over, Javits Center. Comments (2)

Un-conventional attractions: What we think the new venue should host

Greenpoint: Now that the dust has settled from the Brooklyn Expo Center’s ice-breaking antique and book fair, it is time to start filling up the calendar with other events. We figured we would help out by offering some ideas. Comment

His way is the high way

His way is the high way

Williamsburg: A real estate executive is proposing a network of sky-scraping trams as a way to beat the crowded subway commute between waterfront Brooklyn neighborhoods and lower Manhattan. Comments (5)

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Gowanus residents: Ex-prisoners not welcome here

Gowanus: Dozens of Gowanus residents turned out to a community meeting on Monday night to lambast representatives of the state prison system for keeping secret plans to consolidate all of Brooklyn’s parole offices into a three-story headquarters where Second Avenue dead-ends at the Gowanus Canal. Comments (23)
Bensonhurst: Locals say this Bensonhurst corridor has turned into a dump. Comments (2)

R-ejoice! Montague Tunnel reopens

Bay Ridge: All aboard! Comments (3)

End of an era at Brooklyn Museum

Checkin’ in with Brooklyn Museum’s director as he eyes the exit

Checkin’ in with: The outgoing Brooklyn Museum director has a piece of advice for his successor: march in the West Indian American Day Parade. Comment
Art: Here is an expertly curated timeline to help guide you through retiring Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman’s nearly two decades on the job. Comment

Pho-nominal pho!

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: We were bowl-ed over by this new Bensonhurst Vietnamese restaurant. Comments (1)

Russian revolution! Performance art inspired by cosmonaut’s orbit

Weird Art: The space race continues — in Clinton Hill! Comments (3)

Dogs kiss and smell in Gowanus

Fuzzy Brooklyn: A canine kissing booth, a doggie selfie station, and a paw-print-painting area were among the activities at this animal-rescue fund-raiser. Comment

Girl Scouts aim to rout Gowanus pollution

Cleaning Our Waterways: This wasn’t your average pitchfork-wielding mob. Comment

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Commuters: Rush-hour drawbridge lifts must stop

Car commuters trying to travel to Queens via Greenpoint’s Pulaski drawbridge are demanding the Coast Guard stop boats from motoring up Newtown Creek during rush hour, when they say traffic is regularly brought to a standstill by the bridge being raised for a sole vessel to pass. Comments (10)

Developer digs deeper into pockets for Gowanus cleanup deal

Cleaning Our Waterways: A developer has inked a deal with the feds to cover tens of millions of dollars worth of Gowanus Canal-side cleanup in exchange for immunity from future pollution lawsuits. Comments (6)

Columbia Street fair fouled up by weather

Columbia St Waterfront: When it rains, street fair attendees go indoors. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

For Carmine, life barely worth living without TV Guide

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher learns their is no replacing his favorite magazine about his second-favorite pasttime after eating. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Changing of the guard at Prospect Park

Park Slope: Brooklyn’s backyard has a new person in charge of its front office. Comments (6)

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Woman suffers back-to-back sex attacks in Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill: Two fiends sexually assaulted the same woman on the street in separate incidents within an hour of each other in Clinton Hill on Aug. 31, police said. Comments (2)

Report to Gowanus for briefing on new parole office

Gowanus: The state Department of Corrections is inviting Gowanus residents to gather round on Monday to hear about the plan to move Brooklyn’s parole headquarters to an under-construction complex on Second Avenue. Comments (11)

Brooklyn Museum head: Stick a frame on me, I’m history

Art: It won’t be long before his last First Saturday. Comments (1)

Arrest in subway head-up-skirt assault

Downtown: Police have arrested the guy who they say stuck his head under a woman’s skirt on Aug. 8 at a Downtown subway station, then pushed her down the stairs and beat her up. Comments (3)

Death by Audio dying

Death by Audio dying

Music: Another scrappy Williamsburg music venue is closing its doors. Comments (1)

FDNY adds names to Downtown Sept. 11 memorial

Downtown: They will not be forgotten, either. Comments (1)

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