Monday, May 4, 2015

Bugging Out

Under the covers: P’Slope author pens book about bedbugs

Books: This book is not a horror novel, but it will strike fear into your heart. Comment

Bedbugs: Fact or fiction?

Bedbugs — they’re certifiably terrifying, but not everything you have heard about the little creeps is true. We asked Park Slope author and “bedbug shrink” Brooke Borel to sort the fact and fiction. Comments (2)

Bards to recite Coney-inspired poems on the Wonder Wheel

Books: What an a-muse-ment park! Comment

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Happy (worried) Mother’s Day!

Rhymes with Crazy: Lenore’s reasons not to worry, and her rally to get kids to walk home from the park — by themselves! Comments (1)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comments (1)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Editor’s Picks: Free walking tours, a massive record fair, “Bob’s Burgers” burlesque (no, really), and other great things to see and do in Brooklyn, May 1–7. Comment

Go ringside in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: The “fight of the century” is this weekend, and our pals at know where to watch it in Bay Ridge. Read more…

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Snap chats! Meet your favorite local author in a F’Greene photobooth

Books: Author selfies are the new author signings. Comments (2)

Off the wall! BAM holds 3-D film fest

Cinema: Talk about being out of your depth! Comment

The Dad enjoys the college experience

The Dad: This week, the Dad likes what he sees when he looks at his daughter’s sophomore year in college. Comment

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Slope’s top cop: Bicycle tickets were for illegal headphone use

Mean Streets: The 151 tickets that officers from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct issued to cyclists for cellphone use in 2014 — an activity that is not illegal — were actually issued for the illegal action of wearing headphones while riding, according to the area’s top cop. Comments (22)

Williamsburg, Greenpoint residents spread anti-rezoning gospel

Changing Brooklyn: The anti-gentrification evangelists are on a mission to warn other communities about what happened to their neighborhoods. Comments (18)
Dyker Heights: You can mark them tardy. Comments (10)

Your guide to becoming a Cosmos fan — for one day only

Event: Long Island’s New York Cosmos soccer club is playing a single game at MCU Park in Coney Island. Here is how to fit in with the super fans. Comment
Event: Why reenact the Civil War when you can reenact a Civil War-era baseball game? Comment

Airhead-bnb! Visitor crashes at the wrong pad — twice

Carroll Gardens: He came to ride a bike, but ended up in a squad car. Comment

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Horsing around

Neigh-ing tribute: Kentucky Derby party to honor Homer Fink

Nightlife: The two most exciting minutes in sports just got even better! Comment
This isn’t a one-horse race! Comments (5)
Pols and community leaders are calling for an end to violence in Flatbush after gunmen killed two and wounded four others after a funeral on Monday night. Comments (9)

Dresses accomplished! Operation Prom helps high schoolers with gown giveaway

More than 250 students received free prom dresses at the third-annual Operation Prom — a formal wear giveaway for low-income students who are doing well in school — at Borough Hall on April 25. Comments (4)

Staple goods: Brooklyn Zine Fest draws thousands to B’Heights

Books: They look good on paper. Comment

Robots take Downtown: Polytech grad students show off innovations

Downtown: The robots are coming! Comment

Young Red Hook residents help clean up the neighborhood

Red Hook: Kids crowded into the Housing Authority Farm in Red Hook to clean up the neighborhood and make something nice for their moms in preparation for Mother’s Day. Comment

Police: Groper on the run

Williamsburg: Cops are searching for a creep who allegedly followed a woman into her Williamsburg apartment building, grabbed her buttocks, and ran off. Comment

Monday, April 27, 2015

In Park Slope, police crack down on phone use while riding a bicycle. The problem? It isn’t illegal

Mean Streets: It may be dumb to talk on your phone as you pedal, but it isn’t illegal. Apparently, police haven’t gotten the memo. Comments (36)
Crown Heights: Talk about flower power! Comments (1)

Cops hunt Williamsburg murderers

Williamsburg: Cops are on the hunt for four men in connection with an early morning Williamsburg murder. Comments (3)

Price hike! Activists host gentrification walking tour of Williamsburg

Changing Brooklyn: It is a tour of snooty! Comments (4)

PAC man! Donovan gobbles up checks from political action committees

Bay Ridge: In the race to replace disgraced Rep. Michael Grimm, the Republican candidate has collected nearly as much money from political action committees as his opponent has gotten from anybody. Comments (1)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cleaning Our Waterways: Turns out the most polluted waterway in America would have been deemed fine to swim in by the city had it tested the fetid waters that day! Comments (3)

Residents, pol, riled over report Manhattan’s sex offenders moved to Greenpoint

Brooklyn Is Angry: Greenpoint residents are up in arms over reports that the city moved more than a dozen sex offenders into the men’s homeless shelter on Clay Street. Comments (16)
Transit: It is also making transfers between the G at Broadway and J or M trains at Lorimer free while the L train is closed overnight and on weekends. Comments (1)
Hospitals in Crisis: They are still alive and kicking — even if their hospital is not. Comments (3)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

No reservations: Mayor omits promised Williamsburg park from environmental agenda

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Mayor DeBlasio shafted Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents on green space for Earth Day, park activists say. Comments (8)
Waiting in the Wings: Shocker! Comments (2)

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