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Living the dream?

Living the dream?

As Caroline Bell serves shot after shot of espresso in her beloved Greenpoint coffee shop Cafe Grumpy, she often wonders one thing: if she knew then what she knows now, would she have given up her restaurant job to open her own cafe? Comment

Graffiti war comes to DUMBO

Books: There’s a new chapter in the never-ending war between graffiti writers and the police — a book penned by a retired cop has sparked outrage in the scribbling community. Comments (2)

It’s time to ‘Dine’ — in Brooklyn

Dining: Gentlemen, start your appetites. Comment

They lived the dream first, so listen up

Living the dream isn’t easy. Opening a coffeeshop, bar or restaurant can be stressful, tedious, and time-consuming — not to mention costly. But if you’re going to persist in opening your own place, consider these pointers from Brooklyn entrepreneurs who have already trod the tumultuous path. Comment
Breaking Chews: The folks who gave Greenpoint the best coffee in the city are coming to the South Slope, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2)

Unemployed? Have we got an opera for you!

Theater: You may have just lost your job — but the last thing you want to sacrifice is your opera tickets. So, thankfully, the Brooklyn Repertory Opera is offering the newly jobless a $5 ticket to “Orpheus and Eurydice.” Comments (5)

Tyson’s corner: ‘Sexiest’ astrophysicist to speak about Pluto

Event: The Secret Science Club is finally ready for prime time. Comments (1)

Opera on Tap mixes high notes and high life

Music: It’s time to take opera out of stuffy concert halls and theaters and get it where it really belongs — in bars. Comments (1)
Art: Artist Sun Kwak is covering an entire gallery with black masking tape. No, it’s cool. Really cool. Comments (1)

‘Producers’ will spend big time

Theater: “The Producers” was one of the most-lauded shows in Broadway history. Now, it’ll be the most-expensive community theater production ever in Brooklyn. Comments (2)
Theater: Rent” just got redacted. Comments (2)

Smash or Trash!

Smash or Trash: Sarah Lee Guthrie — Arlo’s little girl — invited The Brooklyn Paper’s Smash or Trash team to “review” her latest hit single, “Dr. King,” in advance of her performance at Jalopy on Thursday, March 12. Good news for her — it’s a smash! Comment

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