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You’ll be dying to get into this bar in an old coffin factory

Williamsburg: If you’re dying for a drink, there’s only one place to get it: At the new bar and music venue in a former coffin shop in East Williamsburg. Comment

Another ‘Super’ reading from Shteyngart this Friday

Gary Shteyngart has the unique capability to leave you wincing and laughing at the same time, as any satirist worth his salt should do. Comment

‘Port’ of call! Explore our waterfront past and present aboard an old tanker

Exercise your sea legs a bit this month and hang out with old tars aboard the Mary A. Whalen, a historic oil tanker in Red Hook. Comment

It’s like a summer ‘Campo’ for pizza lovers

In a city quickly overflowing with brick ovens and Neapolitan pies, it is safe to say that Andrea Dal Monte, chef owner of brand new Park Slope pizza spot Campo de’ Fiori, is swimming against the current. Comment

This joint distills the essence of Brooklyn — into gin

If one could distill the essence of Brooklyn, it would probably taste like Brad Estabrooke’s gin. Comment

Lip service! Human beatbox competition this weekend in Gowanus

In an age where a machine can make any noise imaginable, beatboxing hasn’t lost its novelty. Comment

This really sucks! BAM to screen three dozen classic vampire films starting Aug. 4

Now here’s an event you can really sink your teeth into. Comment

DUMBO’s new ‘Front’

Dining: The ritzy Five Front is now Brooklyn Bridge Gardens, a new bar near Brooklyn Bridge Park that will open this Friday. Comment

The tastiest restaurant gossip — including, of course, Roberta’s!

Dining: It’s been a yummy week. Here are our tastiest morsels of restaurant openings, closings and, of course, some really good gossip. Comment

This slick burlesque show will benefit Gulf oil victims

We don’t need an excuse to enjoy a great burlesque show with our hot pal Veronica Varlow, but on Saturday night, Varlow and a half-dozen other performers will give us one: a benefit for the Oceanic Preservation Society and other groups that are helping to clean the BP-spoiled Gulf of Mexico. The “Mermaid Lagoon” fundraiser is at the House of Yes in Bushwick. See page TK for our full coverage. Comment

Don’t hit snooze! Wakey!Wakey! to play Brooklyn Bowl on Friday

Mike Grubbs grew up under a piano. Comment

Hotlantic’s old guard — the Arabic shops

Years before there was a Trader Joe’s or Crop to Cup, there was Sahadi Importing Co. and Damascus Bread and Bakery. Comment
Music: The unlikely pairing of Irish rocker Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Markéta Irglová has been charming listeners since the understated 2007 musical “Once” introduced the world to their heart-felt folk rock, even earning them an Oscar for “Falling Slowly.” Comments (1)

Get saved by the ‘Bell’ on July 24

Break out the leg warmers, Spandex and white-washed denim — school’s back in session. Bayside High School, that is. Comment

Coney Island sand-sculpting contest this weekend

A good ol’ fashioned sand-sculpting contest can really make it feel like summer, so head out to Coney Island on July 24 for Astella Development Corporation’s annual event. Comment

Shakespeare — stripped down!

Theater: Summer has always been a ripe time for productions of Shakespeare’s wildly popular “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” often as a light breeze suitable for children. Comment

Don’t hit snooze! Wakey!Wakey! to play Brooklyn Bowl on Friday

Music: Mike Grubbs grew up under a piano. Comment

This romance event will ‘bowl’ you over

Nightlife: Few Jewish holidays combine centuries of Talmudic scholarship with the elegance of Diddy’s White Party. Comment

Get saved by the ‘Bell’ on July 24

Nightlife: Break out the leg warmers, Spandex and white-washed denim — school’s back in session. Bayside High School, that is. Comment

‘Moviehouse’ at Sternberg Park focuses on the neighborhood

Cinema: This month, Moviehouse brings gentrification horrors, schizophrenia, and teen violence to Sternberg Park — in film! Comment

B-b-b-b-b-bad! George Thorogood’s movin’ on over on July 29

Music: A true rock legend plays for free in Coney next week. Comment

This slick burlesque show will benefit Gulf oil victims

Music: The Gulf Coast is a mess thanks to BP, but at least there’s a cool show to raise money for the clean-up. Comment
Event: A good ol’ fashioned sand-sculpting contest can really make it feel like summer, so head out to Coney Island on July 24 for Astella Development Corporation’s annual event. Comment
Foodie-in-Chief: It’s been another tasty fortnight in the borough of Kings. Load up on Brooklyn’s latest openings, closings, and of course, a healthy helping of gossip. Comments (1)

This is one cool movie theater

Cinema: It will be the coolest indy movie theater in the city — with a full bar to boot. Comment

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