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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gentri-film-cation: Brooklyn’s filmmakers turn the lens on development

Cinema: Brooklyn’s thriving community of filmmakers has discovered it needs to look no further than the surrounding blocks to find a good story. Comments (1)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Not another falafel

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The lowly falafel sandwich doesn’t have the Brooklyn rep of the bagel or the pizza slice, but when it’s done right it very well might be the borough’s best cheap eat. Comments (2)

Stay up and eat up: Manhattan late-night eatery comes to Williamsburg

Dining: Drunk and hungry? A new Williamsburg eatery can solve one of those problems. Comments (43)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bushwick battles violence against women with community theater

Theater: A new rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” is countering a spate of violence against women in Bushwick. Comments (2)

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Are you Carmine’s ‘Man of the Year?’ Read this column and find out

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher announces the winner of BWECCI’s coveted award — and if your first name is Sid you might want to click through. Comments (3)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tapping into beer at Torst

Dining: There’s more than 99 bottles of beer at this new Greenpoint brew bar — but you’re not going to see any of them on the walls. Nor will you see any decoration, for that matter. Comments (27)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Domino developer promises bikes, yoga, veggies, books

Williamsburg: Here’s one way for a developer to ingratiate himself with the new neighbors. Comments (38)

Our bartoonist is hooked on this dive bar

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on a Red Hook institution. Comments (1)

Striking a wooden pose

Art: An artist is putting a chainsaw to his portraits of New Yorkers. Comment

Here’s your weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: Weekend MTA service is spotty, but hey, it’s still the weekend. Comment

Three-piece groove: Trio bring Afrobeat and hip hop to classical

Music: This one time at band camp, we listened to some R. Kelly. Comment

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A real Brooklyn knight: W’burg warrior heading to Europe to do battle

Boro of Nerds: Sword-toting Williamsburger Zorikh Lequidre will represent the County of Kings — and the nation — in a fight for bragging rights between men who spend their weekends getting all medieval on each other. Comments (16)

Coney’s back? Not according to new group

Many of the People’s Playground’s attractions are due to re-open this weekend, just five months after getting swamped in Hurricane Sandy, but some Coney residents say they’ve been hung out to dry. Comments (6)

Telling the pole story: Dance-off isn’t just for flips, competitors tell stories

Dance: It is a truth universally acknowledged that pole dancing is not considered a narrative art form. Comment

The Dad remembers, even if they forget

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if all those day trips he had with his daugters were worth it. Comments (8)

For your eyes only

Page 1: Have you seen this week’s reports? Don’t worry, you’ve got clearance. There’s heaps of vital information inside, including recon on the latest developments in the region, dossiers on activists and newsmakers, and even items that are classifieds. Study it now, then dispose of your copy following standard operational protocols. And remember your mission: to always keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Our exclusive Nets coverage

Now or never for Nets

It’s the start of a massive road trip — and the first-place Manhattan Knicks are looking vulnerable. Our columnists weigh in on the borough’s hoops hopes.

We’ll miss ya, Mirza — Nets coach plotting Humphries return

Front Court: Why change a good thing? That’s what Nets fans must be asking after coach P.J. “Peej” Carlesimo, ever the tinkerer, said he hopes to get the underwhelming Kris Humphries back into the lineup “sooner rather than later” — despite the team’s 5–2 run after pulling the highly paid forward for back-up Mirza Teletovic. Comment

Understated and underappreciated, these Nets really are Brooklyn’s team

Back Court: The Nets aren’t going to win a New York popularity contest anytime soon. And, really, that’s the whole point. Comments (3)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Housing is a go for Gowanus

Gowanus: A 700-unit housing complex got the go-ahead to rise along the banks of the Gowanus Canal after developers scrapped their request to alter a previously approved plan for the site and promised to stick to the size and height guidelines granted to the prior builder. Comments (16)

State votes to close Long Island College Hospital — again

The prognosis for Long Island College Hospital took another turn for the worse on Tuesday as the State University Board of Directors voted unanimously — once again — to shutter the institution for good. Comments (1)

Spider-Mensch! Movie crew makes parking concession during Passover

Cinema: The makers of the “Amazing Spider-Man 2” came to their Spidey senses and promised to mitigate their impact on parking in South Williamsburg during Passover. Comments (4)

Big bash at Nouveau! Party-goer suffers fractured skull

Bay Ridge: A thug cracked a Long Island visitor in the back of the head with a blunt metal object outside Ridge nightclub Nouveau on Feb. 22, fracturing his skull and causing cerebral bleeding, the victim reported to police this week. Comments (1)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Park pans Passover bread-tossing — a tradition Jews say doesn’t exist

Prospect Park officials are urging Jews to stop throwing bread into the green space’s massive lake as a Passover rite, but religious Brooklynites insist that’s not even part of their holiday tradition. Comments (18)

Camera shy

Mean Streets: Councilman Steve Levin says there is one roadblock keeping speed cameras from New York City intersections — and that obstacle is state Sen. Marty Golden. Comments (33)

Destruction, then construction on Montague

Changing Brooklyn: Builders are demolishing two Montague Street properties, setting the stage for a residential development that could give new meaning to the phrase “Brooklyn Heights.” Comments (4)

Industrial revolution! Brooklyn Industries coming to Bay Ridge

Fashion: Bay Ridge residents must no longer travel all the way to Williamsburg to get skinny jeans and T-shirts adorned with the word “Brooklyn.” Comments (35)

Parkside Avenue pedestrian hit on dangerous section of roadway

Mean Streets: A Brooklyn driver struck and seriously injured a 17-year-old girl as she crossed a dangerous Flatbush street that pedestrian advocates have been fighting to tame for years. Comments (13)

Tragedy on Third Avenue

Bay Ridge: A 34-year-old woman was the victim of a brutal accident near the corner of 86th Street and Third Avenue on March 13. Comments (11)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Motorists to NYPD: Let us get away with double-parking

Pro-car activists in Williamsburg and Greenpoint are asking cops for the legal greenlight to double-park. Comments (59)

Protect Brooklyn’s coastline with … Navy ships?

Red Hook: A team of mad designers want to chop up the Navy’s “ghost fleet” to recreate a marshland in Brooklyn, annexing Governor’s Island in the process and protecting the borough from future floods. Comments (10)

Neighbors slam artists’ lofty plan to convert factory into apartments

Crown Heights: A bid by artists to convert an old factory into a space where they can live and work got a bad review from Crown Heights denizens, who claim the last thing the booming area needs is housing priced beyond the means of many longtime residents. Comments (16)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Turn off the park: W’burgers say no to Spider-Man plan

The Greatest Story Ever: Sony Pictures is spinning a web of contempt by trying to film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in South Williamsburg during Passover, claim angry neighbors who say film trailers shouldn’t take up much-needed parking spaces at the height of the Jewish holiday. Comments (11)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Domino builder: If you don’t like the new plan, there’s always the old one

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Domino Sugar factory owner Jed Walentas has a backup plan if neighbors don’t like his lofty new vision for the massive waterfront property: go back to the site’s much-maligned previous development blueprint. Comments (40)

Protesters take to the streets for fourth night after fatal NYPD shooting

There appeared to be more cops than demonstrators on the streets of East Flatbush on Thursday night, where protesters rallied for the fourth straight evening following the police shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray Comments (5)