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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Men of longing

Music: They’re men and they love Leonard Cohen. Comments (4)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tall tales: New book shows off artist’s work with stilt dancers

Books: Lauren Anderson Barbata has friends in high places. Comment

Sunday, May 19, 2013

One week later, Carmine cheers moms

Sunday Screech: The Screecher was so busy last week, he forgot to wish his lovely wife Sharon a Happy Mother’s Day! Comments (2)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Meat, skin, and fat: Mile End sandwich is a decadent delight

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: It is, amazingly, a chicken salad sandwich to brag about. Comments (8)

Chili firemen

Red Hook: Brooklyn firefighters are getting ready to bring on the heat. Comments (1)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Bartoonist checks out a new whiskey bar in Williamsburg

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator ventures into the Sctoch whiskey castle Isle of Skye. Comments (1)

Cooperative violence: Stage combat group gathers for battle

The only locally sourced product you’ll get at this co-op is a spring-steel knife to the gut. Comment

The color of money: New exhibit features artists’ cash, money

New works rethink the value of currency. Comments (5)

The Nets Coaching Change

What’s next for Nets? A grinding coach with true grit

Back Court: If Brooklyn wants to become a champion, it needs a leader who will teach it to play with grit, and ensure the team grinds it out. Comments (2)

It all comes down to coaching — and the front court

Front Court: Never once did it feel like Peej Carlisimo was the guy the Nets wanted to lead this team to an NBA championship. So after he failed to get his team out of the first round of the playoffs, and, a day later, became the Nets’ ex-interim coach, the big question for next year is “Who will take the Nets to the promised land.” Comments (1)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Autopsy: Bloody death of Carroll Gardens woman an accident

Carroll Gardens: The mysterious death of a Carroll Gardens woman in February has been ruled an accident, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Comments (1)

How about that Brooklyn Paper!

Page 1: Depleted by injuries and sporting a roster of fill-ins, The Brooklyn Paper has surprised everyone this news season and is once again sitting atop the borough’s standings. Experts say the team is getting it done with smoke and mirrors, and eventually will come down to earth. But you know better. Sure, you are amazed by the stories these rag-tag reporters and crafty editors pitch day after day, but you know all it takes to win the news battle is what this gritty, gutsy team has been doing for years: Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

Seniors speak

Midwood: There’s treasure, there are treasure troves, and then there are senior centers. Comments (2)

Repairing relationships after a traumatic experience

The Dad: This week, the Dad imagines what it would be like if your child was abducted — then found 10 years later. Comments (1)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Barrier Ridge: New city traffic plan includes Manhattan-style pedestrian fencing

Mean Streets: Manhattan-style pedestrian barricades could come to Bay Ridge if a city plan comes to fruition. Comments (23)

Teenager survives hit by Q train

A 19-year-old hit by the Q train at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station early this morning is expected to live. Comments (1)

GOP bash hosts Catsimatidis, Reagan

Politics: Two things were certain no matter who you asked at the Brooklyn Republican Party’s Abraham Lincoln Dinner at El Caribe in Mill Basin Thursday night: the food was great and John Catsimatidis will be the next mayor of New York City. Comments (1)

Cock and roll! Morning crowing reminds transplants of home

Awesome: A mysterious Greenpoint rooster whose cock-a-doodle-doing is the first thing many residents hear every morning has earned the love and respect of some who say its country music is the kind of thing that makes Brooklyn great. Comments (16)

Game of thrones! Residents and community leaders demand city restore Dyker Beach Park bathrooms

Dyker Heights: The long-closed bathrooms in Dyker Beach Park near Bay Eighth Street have residents and Community Board 10 getting antsy — and the city says what’s going on inside the locked-up loos isn’t pretty. Comment

Theater company’s stolen stages replaced thanks to a big-hearted Brooklynite

Park Slope: Sometimes miracles do come true. Comments (1)

Squeals for deals on two wheels at annual Bike Jumble

Park Slope: Deals on two wheels brought squeals of delight as Brooklynites flocked to Washington Park for the city’s only flea market about all things cycling. Comments (3)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mayor on Gowanus: Tanks, but no tanks

Cleaning Our Waterways: Mayor Bloomberg said Monday the city stands firm on its own strategy to clean up the filthy Gowanus Canal and that it doesn’t plan to build the massive $78-million sewage holding tanks that will likely be part of the federal government’s proposed “Superfund” cleanup. Comments (4)

Skittish cyclists hop on the Bike Train

Mean Streets: A group of cyclists who feared two-wheeling on Brooklyn’s mean streets have created a Thursday morning bike pool so they can safely pedal their way to work. Comments (29)

City to amp-up ramps to the Brooklyn Bridge

Downtown: The city is promising to end decades-old bottlenecks on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge by redesigning the lane configuration, moves it says will speed drivers’ commutes over the iconic span. Comments (10)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Coney isn’t the ‘one and only’

Photo Galleries: Coney Island — the Wonder Wheel, the Cyclone, the River Runner?! Comment

Bushwick gets rough new art space

Bushwick: Peter Hopkins, a promoter known for creating neighborhood arts centers, is preparing to open a new one in Bushwick called 299 Meserole. The uninitiated might mistake it for a crumbling warehouse, but that’s by design. Comments (55)

Why stay in a hostel when there’s AirBNB?

With the recent demise of Williamsburg’s Zip112 Hostel, it appears Brooklyn has become more hostile to hostels. Comment

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Embattled Eric Adams a no-show at Bay Ridge Democrats meeting

Bay Ridge: His name was named, and state Sen. Eric Adams missed his meeting with the Bay Ride Democrats. Comments (17)

Momstrosity in jail after failing to repay stolen school funds

Cobble Hill: The former PTA treasurer who looted $82,000 from a Cobble Hill elementary school was jailed Wednesday for failing to make scheduled court-orderd restitution payments. Comments (5)

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Vagina Muralogues

Bushwick: Don Pedro Pablo did not intend for his grotesque, naked-monster murals to be offensive. Comments (3)

Bike lanes a go! — New path will help cyclists cross Gowanus, backers say

Park Slope: Cycling from Park Slope to the Columbia Street Waterfront District is about to get a whole lot easier. Comments (21)

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