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Say ‘Ola’ to David Wingo at Littlefield next week

By night, you can find him with an acoustic guitar, fronting his indie band Ola Podrida. Comment

JellyNYC releases its ‘pool party’ schedule

Summer in Williamsburg means free waterfront concerts! Comment

New ‘Narrows’ bar is long on style and wide on substance

Williamsburg: Flushing Avenue has a new oasis from its busy truck route and heavy manufacturing neighbors — a bar that serves craft beers and organic cocktails. Comment

Raise the roof this Fourth of July at a bar with a view

Don’t have rooftop access this Fourth of July? Don’t feel left out. These rooftop bars and restaurants provide some great views of Brooklyn and beyond, so you can catch a glimpse of the city’s fireworks, legal and otherwise, or just enjoy the night air. Comment

Prepare to hoist the giglio!

Talk about heavy lifting. Comment

This band really enjoyed those free pianos (you can, too)!

“Play Me I’m Yours,” an installation of 60 upright pianos throughout the city, invites you to do just that — play. Comment

July 4 was also Independence Day for New York slaves

July 4 is, of course, the day America declared its independence from England. But it was also Independence Day for New York slaves, who were officially “freed” in 1827. Comment

It’s sex, drugs and bingo with Underground Rebel Bingo

This ain’t your grandma’s bingo. Comment

Hot food gossip — new bars, new eats, and, yes, some closures

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s been a busy few weeks in the Brooklyn food-scene. Here’s the best of the borough’s openings, closings, some pretty big rumors and some crumbs, too. Comment

Prepare to hoist the giglio!

Event: Talk about heavy lifting. Comments (1)
Music: Great Elk may be named after an extinct species, but things are starting to pick up for the Brooklyn band. Comment

‘Cary’ on! Hollywood icon Grant gets second BAM retrospective

Cinema: He’s still great — and he’s at the Brooklyn Academy of Music all this month. Comment

The drink of summer at One Girl Cookies

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: When it’s this hot outside, there are really only a two things worth consuming: ice cream, and iced tea. Comments (2)

He’s hamming it up at new W’burg trattoria

Dining: Alex Palumbo may just one day join the ranks of King Midas. After five years managing Manhattan’s Da Silvano — known for its five-star dining and clientele — Palumbo has brought his golden touch across the river, to the newly opened Osteria Il Paiolo in Williamsburg. Comments (1)
Dining: Finally, baby food that’s fit for an adult. Comments (1)

Do not go Fourth if you want to have fun

Event: On July 4, the smart set stays right here in Brooklyn rather than rushing off to beaches (we’ve got those), parties (check) or hot concerts (um, this is music city, after all). Don’t believe us, here’s our full guide to this weekend (so full, in fact, that you’ll need to take Monday off). Comment
Theater: For those looking for a way to cool down this summer, “Nocturnes” is sure to give you the chills. Comment

Hey, skywatchers! Here’s where to catch the fireworks

The Fourth of July is near, and that usually means one thing — fireworks. Comments (7)

Cool it! Our guide to all the local public pools

Dive right in to summer: outdoor public pools opened on June 29. Comment

It’s ‘Flea’ at last in Greenpoint every Friday

Shopping: Want to find a good deal in Greenpoint? Go to church. Comment

Raise the roof this Fourth of July at a bar with a view

Nightlife: Don’t have rooftop access this Fourth of July? Don’t feel left out. These rooftop bars and restaurants provide some great views of Brooklyn and beyond, so you can catch a glimpse of the city’s fireworks, legal and otherwise, or just enjoy the night air. Comments (2)
Nightlife: This ain’t your grandma’s bingo. Comment
Music: The biggest summer stage is the Prospect Park band shell — and Ozomatli will need every inch. Comment
Music: Indie band Jukebox the Ghost shows up at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment
Music: The annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival is like the genre itself — it’s gotten bigger and more expensive every year. Comments (2)

Bklyn Yard’s loss is this loft’s gain

Nightlife: DJ dance parties continue, albeit in a different place. Comment

Thursdays are swing time this summer

Dance: Swing’s the thing this summer. Comment

New ‘Narrows’ bar is long on style and wide on substance

Nightlife: Flushing Avenue has a new oasis from its busy truck route and heavy manufacturing neighbors — a bar that serves craft beers and organic cocktails. Comments (1)

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