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Monday, June 1, 2015

Float your boat! Learn to kayak and canoe in Brooklyn this summer

Fitness: Find your sea legs at one of these borough boating clubs. Comments (1)

Drink in the sun at these bar patios

Dining: Don’t waste your summer inside bars — spend it in front of, behind, and on top of them! Comments (3)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Where to watch outdoor movies in Brooklyn this summer

Cinema: Brooklyn’s outdoor film festivals don’t show the latest blockbusters, but who needs the new “Star Wars” movie when you can see real stars? Comments (1)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Your perfect day in Coney Island

Event: Coney Island truly is the People’s Playground. Brooklyn’s entertainment capital has amusements to delight every visitor, young or old. So jump on the F train and follow our guide to having fun in the sun-soaked neighborhood at any age. Comments (8)

Game on! A look ahead at this year’s Cyclones season

Cyclones: Our Boys of Summer are back on June 20. Comment

The best beach reads this summer

Books: Brooklyn booksellers offer their top picks. Comment

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Taking stock: It’s tough to find sale items these days!

Rhymes with Crazy: Not everyone shares my hobby, but let me put it out there. It is grocery shopping. Nothing I enjoy more. And since we live in the city, I’m shopping all the time, because who has space for those container ports of Country Crock the folks in the suburbs stock up on? Comments (1)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Cats, fairs, dance, John Waters — it is all happening in Brooklyn. Comment

It is NHL playoffs season in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Our pals at name the best bars to watch the Rangers take on Tampa. Comment


Bay Ridge: Owl’s Head Park ‘bee hotel’ hopes to attract honied newcomers to neighborhood. Comments (5)

Bartoonist wets his whistle by the waterfront

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits the Hop Shop, a beer bar in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comments (1)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Liquor or not, here comes Barge Bar

Williamsburg: The owner of a new bar located on the shore of Transmitter Park says he’s going to open soon even though he doesn’t have a liquor licence. Comments (37)

Frame job: Brooklyn Museum names new director

Art: Anne Pasternak, who is currently the president and artistic director of public arts organization Creative Time, will take over from Arnold Lehman in September. Comment

Rock, out: Top outdoor concerts in Brooklyn this summer

Music: Punk, jazz, hip-hop, country, dance music — it’s all here. Comments (3)

Circus show will bring the heat with fire-breathing performance

Event: This circus won’t be in tents — but it will be intense. Comment

Vikings invade Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge: Owl’s Head Park hosted the 15th-annual Viking Fest on May 16. Comment

Steph heeds the advice of her astrologer. Wait. Steph has an astrologer?

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom remembers that she shouldn’t panic. Comments (3)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A view to a hill: Parks to clear Shore Road slope

Bay Ridge: The Parks Department wants to remove a bunch of overgrown, invasive plants along Shore Road between Third Avenue and 95th Street so folks on the promenade can have a better view of the harbor. Comments (9)

UPDATED: LICH developer reveals plans for towers in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill: Now with new and improved renderings. Comments (52)

Giggly world: Comedians pay tribute to Devo

Music: Five comedians, an author, and a member of Devo walk into a bar… Comments (1)

Knife on Mars: Artists need your help improving space food

Weird Art: Two artists have built a test kitchen in a Williamsburg gallery, where you can create food for an expedition to Mars. Comment

Two murders in two days in Williamsburg, Bushwick

Bushwick: A pair of bloody murders rocked Williamsburg and Bushwick on Monday and Tuesday. Comments (11)

It is Green Science Week at PS 110 in Greenpoint!

Greenpoint: Children at PS 110 in Greenpoint are giggling, screaming, and gasping their way through Green Science Week. Comment

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

State neglecting seniors at Park Slope old-folks home: pols

Park Slope: The Department of Health must provide money to pay for a temporary caretaker to run the embattled Prospect Park Residence, says a group of pols and activists. Comments (2)

Protecting their turf: Residents rally in fake park

Brooklyn Is Angry: More than 300 Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents brought soccer balls, lawn chairs, and sidewalk chalk to a glass-strewn street on Saturday morning in an attempt to push the city to make good on its decade-old promise to turn the waterfront storage facility lot into parkland. Comments (6)

Writers pen erotic additions to ‘Moby-Dick’

Books: Call me, Ishmael. Comments (2)

Joke and dagger! Comedians to perform ‘Clue’ live

Cinema: This is a different kind of murder mystery party. Comment

Fleeced! Zoo gives sheep their summer haircut

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow! Comment

Hundreds gather for challah lesson from master baker

Park Slope: Talk about challah-back girls! Comments (2)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Century-old Downtown jeweler closing

Changing Brooklyn: Jewels by Satnick may be gone from the neighborhood for good if ownership can’t find a location with reasonable rent. Comments (6)

Oh, doctored! DA says men falsified paperwork, stole homes

Fort Greene: Two Long Island men cheated Brooklyn homeowners out of their deeds with the swipe of a pen and lined their own pockets by renting the properties, bilking their victims for huge sums of money, according to Brooklyn’s top lawman. Comments (3)

Library unearths its trove of Coney collectibles

Event: Dig through some buried historical treasures. Comments (2)

MoCADA celebrates 15 years with masquerade ball

Fort Greene: There’s no masking it — this was one successful bash! Comments (1)

Yoga party! Senior yogis stretch it out in Fort Greene

Fitness: They took their downward-facing dogs to the park! Comment

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Medgar Evers dean killed in Philadelphia train crash

Crown Heights: A Medgar Evers College dean was among the eight passengers killed in the tragic Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, making the national tragedy a personal loss for many Brooklynites. Comments (1)

Celebrate Brooklyn fest fails to celebrate trans people of color

Cinema: Festival organizer Bric came under fire for organizing a celebration of the film “Paris is Burning” without involving many of the communities it features. It has promised to create a new lineup. Comments (5)

Friday, May 15, 2015

McCarren Park Update

City yet to fix McCarren Park slime problem

Meadows of Shame: Indoor facilities at the McCarren Park Pool are slimy with water and salt damage because a contractor did a shoddy job when it renovated the construction before the 2012 reopening of the greenspace, a city-commissioned report charged. Comments (8)

Skates dead! McCarren Park to lose its rink

Williamsburg: McCarren Park Pool’s ice is on ice. Comments (14)

Canal-side BBQ joint gets Community Board OK

Gowanus: Who wouldn’t want to chow down next to this scenic vista? Comments (7)

Heroine addiction: Cop busted with drugs, needle

Sunset Park: This cop may have done some shooting without ever firing her service weapon. Comments (1)

Vikings raid the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge Nights is going Norse in honor of the 17th of May Parade, and our pals at have all the details. Comment

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