Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Nightlife: There are few better ways to spend Valentine’s Day than watching somebody take off their clothes — even if you are not dating them! Comment

Three Way: The Way Station bar celebrates third anniversary

Boro of Nerds: The Prospect Heights Doctor Who- and steampunk-themed bar is throwing a birthday bash, with live swing music and go-go dancing. Comments (2)

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Nightlife: Punk rock karaoke, singing sailors, a once-in-a-lifetime show from a soul legend, and more hot events to get you through those cold Brooklyn nights. Comment
Dining: Thinking of throwing down at the Brooklyn Meatball Takedown on Feb. 9? We asked the pros what makes a spicy meatball. Comments (4)

Roundy has done it again

Bartoonist cuts the cord

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits Cobble Hill’s Congress Bar, which has no TV or phone, but does make a good cocktail — sometimes. Comments (4)

Nightlife comes alive! Bill Roundy in living color

Nightlife: Do not watch this video unless you are prepared to see a beloved drinking cartoonist break through the fourth wall and explain his whole creative process. Comments (1)
Nightlife: Plus power ballad sing-a-longs, waiters dressed as gondoliers, a Morrissey cover band, romantic kids’ cartoons, and more. Comments (2)

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Assemblyman speaks up for mute swans

Brooklyn’s mute swans finally have a voice in Albany. Comments (1)

No ‘Doubt’ about it: Heights Players’ latest show is great

No ‘Doubt’ about it: Heights Players’ latest show is great

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Go back to Sunday school, with a church-centered play performed in an old chapel. Comment

Antony and the Johnsons clarinetist creates water-inspired solo album

Music: Bedford-Stuyvesant musician Doug Wieselman is making a splash! Comments (1)
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String theories: Puppet show performs stories by people with dementia

Theater: This puppet show is no child’s play. Comment

Legal weed puts Dad in a tizzy

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders what to tell his kids now that Colorado has legalized pot. Comments (6)

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Williamsburg: The dope that may have killed Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Feb. 2 was reviewed just two weeks prior on a strange, Brooklyn-based website for junkies. Comments (19)
Williamsburg: Start your engines right at this hybrid business, but don’t expect these guys to build you a chopper. Comment

Friendly fire! Recchia’s bad Dem-istry could wreck congressional bid

Will’s Watch: Reporter Will Bredderman is at it again. In this week’s politics column over at, he analyzes whether Domenic Recchia’s uncomfortable history with his fellow party members is enough to let Rep. Michael Grimm best him in the Bay Ridge congressional race despite Grimm’s recent, televised blow-up. Read more…
Hospitals in Crisis: The state has unveiled five plans for the redevelopment of Long Island College Hospital — and none of them include the hospital’s current range of services. Comments (12)
Music: Talk about a magical mystery tour! Comment

Bus, livery-cab crash bangs up straphangers at busy Downtown corner

Mean Streets: Ten people were injured, two seriously, when a livery cab driver smashed into a bus at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Extension shortly after noon on Feb. 4. Comments (12)

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Walk this way! Myrtle Avenue celebrates Black history with art stroll

Art: It is the biggest Black History Month celebration this side of the East River. Or, as we like to call it, the West River. Comment
Clinton Hill: Brown Memorial Baptist Chuch in Clinton Hill recieved a $40,000 grant in January, but it still needs more cash to get its Tiffany stained-glass window fixed. Comments (2)
Park Slope: A gruesome discovery was waiting by the lake early Monday morning. Comments (8)

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

Mean Streets: A cyclist is in bad shape after a driver hit him near the Brooklyn Museum on Sunday, cops said. Comments (23)
It was Super Snow on Monday. Comment

New district attorney could free man convicted in controversial murder case

A Bushwick man jailed for murder 29 years ago in a dubious conviction is hoping the new district attorney will take another look at his case. Comments (23)

War on Cars

I’m walkin’ here! Activists say cops should give bikes the car treatment

Mean Streets: The city is ramping up its war on cars, lowering speed limits, narrowing streets, and, last week, staging a sting operation on drivers turning into crosswalks, but some activists say scofflaw cyclists need policing, too. Comments (57)

Whose streets? Our streets! Bushwick pol wants Brooklyn to rule its own roads

Mean Streets: The ability to lower city speed limits should not be hamstrung by state bureaucracy, state Sen. Martin Dilan argues, and he has the bill to back it up. Comments (5)

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

Carmine covers it all — all by himself!

Sunday Screech: Who needs reporters when you’ve got Carmine watching your back? Comments (2)

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Crown-22! Booze permit renewal puts Ridge board between rock and hard place

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge panel wants a local karaoke spot to start singing a new tune. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: This couples combs Williamsburg and Greenpoint, helping their feline clients shed the weight of the world. Comments (2)

Eat local meets build local

Sunset Park: Quilts. Twill. Corporate furniture. Test-tube beef? Comments (8)
Vox Pop: The idea of test tube meat is as intriguing as it is revolting, so we figured we should put the big-money question that could make or break the bio-tech industry to everyday Brooklynites: “Would you eat a hamburger grown in a test tube?” Comments (4)

Moon landing! Pol want to give kids Lunar New Year off

A Brooklyn Heights councilman wants your kids to skip another day. Comments (3)

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Cobble Hill: The state’s Long Island College Hospital redevelopment scheme shuts out developers who could keep it a full-service hospital, politicians and activists said at a rally on Wednesday. Comments (2)

Watching Will

MEET WILL BREDDERMAN: Our reporter talks Rep. Grimm’s NY1 threats — on NY1

Politics: You read his ace coverage of Rep. Michael Grimm’s State of the Union address meltdown. Now you can watch reporter Will Bredderman discuss Grimm’s history of temper flare-ups on NY1’s “Inside City Hall.” Comment

The ‘Greenfielding’ of Brooklyn politics

Will’s Watch: Reporter Will Bredderman is at it again. Check out his latest column over at In this week’s edition, he looks at the outsized influence wielded by Borough Park Councilman David Greenfield. Read more…

Meeting to discuss possible failure of Boerum Hill slow zone

Mean Streets: Boerum Hill intersections are still dangerous enough that it merits a public hearing a year and a half after the city lowered the speed limit throughout the brownstone enclave. Comments (18)

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