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Lipton tease! Ethan’s new songs will make you laugh

Nightlife: Ethan Lipton can’t play anything worth a damn. Comment

The Mus-o-Meter

Nightlife: Take the quick storytelling and finger-snapping groove of Tom Waits’ “The Heart of Saturday Night.” Then add … Comment

Summer goes out with a bang at the BBQ Blowout

Nightlife: All summer long, the party promoters at Finger on the Pulse have been pairing the city’s hottest chefs with celebrity DJs at the Williamsburg restaurant for some first-rate grub and music to help you dance it off. Comment

The Algorhythm

Nightlife: Take the quick storytelling and finger-snapping groove of Tom Waits’ “The Heart of Saturday Night.” Then add … Comment

Giving ‘The Terminator’ a Raspberry on Aug. 31

Cinema: This month, “The Terminator” will be up against a terrifying new kind of opponent, the likes of which Ahhnold has never seen: the Raspberry Brothers. Comment

‘One’ love! Brooklyn Unicycle Day is this Friday

One isn’t the loneliest number. Comment

How <i>do</i> you ride a unicycle?

All things one-wheeled will be celebrated this weekend at the New York City Unicycle Festival. But how do you ride a unicycle, exactly? Festival organizer Keith Nelson shares some tips on how to tackle the mono-wheeled machine. Comment

Labor Day Fun, Part 3: Meet the love of your life

Nightlife: It may be too late for that summer romance, but it’s never too late to find love. Comment

Labor Day Extravaganza Part 1: Go to a pig roast on Saturday

Nightlife: Here’s your last chance to pig out before summer’s over. Comment

Yiasou restaurant welcomes diners with fresh seafood, sumptuous steaks and chops

Dining: To walk into Yiasou is to be transported thousands of miles from Sheepshead Bay to the shores of the Aegean Sea. Comment

Walks of art! Check out Bklyn’s best public art this summer

Brooklyn’s art scene doesn’t leave much to desired, thanks to dozens of galleries that stretch from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. But why stay cooped up indoors when summer beckons you out into the sun (especially now that it’s a bit cooler) and there’s a mess of new public art all over the place? Comment

A guacamole with some kick!

Dining: Even the best guacamole is a bland, one-dimensional paste. Comment

In his element: Alan Harding leads dinner at Carroll Gardens spa

Dining: Here’s a new approach to health and well-being: a fabulous meal. Comment

Something is brewing — homebrewing, that is — at Sycamore this Saturday

Nightlife: Justin Israelson and Gary Jonas aren’t so great at homebrewing. Comment

‘Fare’ game! Downtown supermarket becomes Bklyn’s hottest restaurant

Dining: It’s like a private Food Network taping — with a tiny group of friends. Comment

Rockabilly Fest takes over the Boardwalk this weekend

From flame tattoos to fire eaters, the Coney Island Rockabilly Festival heats up the Boardwalk over this weekend. Comment

L’Chaim! Do your (Jewish) holiday shopping on Lee Avenue in Williamsburg

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are only a week away. For the observant, that means feasting on sweet foods to help ensure a “sweet New Year” before fasting. Here in Brooklyn, you only needto go to one place to find all your Rosh Hashanah needs, from challah to kosher chicken to bottle of sweet wine — Lee Avenue. Comment

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

Dining: 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

Athena hits new heights

Dining: The first thing you’ll notice when you saunter in are the fabulous touches Spiro has added to the place, on the corner of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue, since he opened it in January 2009. For one thing, the tabletops are set to make a fabulous first impression: from the looks of things, one guesses that one is in for a four-star dining experience. Comment

Hot food gossip — including a new biergarten

Dining: Better rev up that appetite — it’s been a tasty few weeks in the county of Kings. Here’s the best of the borough’s openings, closings, and of course, restaurant rumors. Comment

It wouldn’t be Labor Day without the carnival

Scantily clad revelers and stilt-dancing moco jumbies return to the streets of Brooklyn this weekend for the annual West Indian Carnival Festival. Comment

In Verde veritas! New Smith St. Italian serves awesome tuna

Dining: Look, there are lots of restaurants on Smith Street — and many of them are great — but none of them served us a plate of seared sashimi-grade tuna over beans and herbs as good as Verde did last week. Comment

Buttermilk Channel’s skirt steak is a heck of dish

Dining: Ordering the skirt steak at any ol’ eatery can yield a grab bag of results — a bland, heavily oiled or overcooked beef slab can leave you wishing you ordered something a little more exciting. But we’re proud to show off the one at Buttermilk Channel, which is not only the best thing we ate this week, but quite possibly the best skirt steak anywhere outside of Argentina. Comment

Mill Basin Prima Pasta: That’s Italian

Dining: In this crazy, fast-paced world, even something as unique as true love comes and goes. Comment

A bunch of clowns invade Williamsburg next week

They may be clowning around — but it’s still art. Comment

There’s a soca (fan) born every minute at the Brass Fest

Wave and wine all night long as Trinidadian soca sensation Machel Montano and other top Caribbean acts rile the crowd into a dancing frenzy at Brass Fest. Comment

‘Watts’ up at the Bushwick Starr? Innovative comic Reggie Watts

Nightlife: It’s difficult to take your eyes off of Reggie Watts. Comment

Welcome to ‘The Machine’! Pink Floyd cover band lands at Brooklyn Bowl

Joe Pascarell was just 12-years-old when he first heard Pink Floyd in 1973 — and the moment changed his life (and our lives) forever. Comment

Mario’s the ‘Word’ as magician brings Keaton-eque approach

Parenting: This is more than just kid’s stuff. Comment

UPDATE! Tonight’s canceled Kenny Vance show is rescheduled!

Tonight’s canceled Kenny Vance show has been rescheduled for Aug. 30. Comment

Fort Greener’s book follows Holocaust survivors in America

Brooklyn is Ghita Schwarz’s happy pill. Comment

Party like it’s 1910 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden next week

Nightlife: If this is any indication, they certainly knew how to throw a party in 1910. Comment
Dining: Next month’s Vendy Awards party has snubbed Brooklyn — but who needs those supposed street food know-it-alls to tell us where to get the best grub? Our hungry reporters hit the streets this week to compile our own “Vendy” award nominees — five street trucks that those Manhattanites should have invited to the ball. Comments (1)

Clowning around with ‘Pagliacci’ at the Coney Sideshow

Theater: Send in the clowns. Comment

Giving ‘The Terminator’ a Raspberry on Aug. 31

Cinema: This month, “The Terminator” will be up against a terrifying new kind of opponent, the likes of which Ahhnold has never seen: the Raspberry Brothers. Comment

Mario’s the ‘Word’ as magician brings Keaton-eque approach

Parenting: This is more than just kid’s stuff. Comments (1)

Welcome to ‘The Machine’! Pink Floyd cover band lands at Brooklyn Bowl

Music: You can get comfortably numb at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday night. Comment

Fort Greener’s book follows Holocaust survivors in America

Books: Ghita Schwarz’s debut is an impressive one with “Displaced Persons.” Comment

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