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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It’s the power of love

Huey Lewis and the News cover band comes to Union Hall. Comments (1)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

They heart tattoos

Sunset Park: Ink convention comes to Sunset Park Comment

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Horsing around

Art: Art show focuses on hoofed animal. Comment

Century 21

Books: New novel follows two women from two different eras trying to make it in the fashion business in New York City. Comment

Sunday, June 23, 2013

A medical emergency in the Santa Maria household

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine thanks the good lord that he and his lovely wife Sharon made it through a medical scare. Comments (7)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Celebrate South Africa

Music: Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to the Bandshell. Comments (1)

Spiritual performances

Dance: Downtown festival shows off a sacred Indian dance. Comment

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dam! Ferry lovers’ Coney plan could be blocked by mayor

Development: A plan to bring a ferry to a pier in Coney Island Creek had a promising test run, but would be dead in the water if the mayor has his way. Comments (5)

Bartoonist gets a tune up

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator shares his thoughts on the auto body shop-turned bar Hot Bird. Comments (2)

It’s halloumi heaven

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Small Bushwick eatery serves huge flavors in cheese sandwich. Comments (1)

Now 13, Cyclones mascot to have bar mitzvah party

The Ride: What a mitzvah!! You are invited to Sandy the Seagull’s celebration. Comments (1)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

White Castle might slide off of Metropolitan Ave.

Williamsburg: White Castle may disappear from Williamsburg after the ground was literally sold out from under the Metropolitan Avenue burger joint. Comments (333)

It’s trial by fire for the Cylcones — and me

Fast & Furious: Intern Scott Hansen steps up to the plate and writes his first-ever column for a professional newspaper. Does he hit it out of the park? Read and find out! Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Paper: Processed in a nut-free facility

Page 1: No need to worry, folks. Starting with this week’s edition, The Brooklyn Paper is completely nut-free. That means that while reading The Paper, you’ll no longer have to worry about consuming news that might cause hives, make your head hurt, or bring about that woozieness you feel when taking in other news distribution products. Plus, you can now feel free to pass around The Brooklyn Paper to your freinds without fear that they will have a bad reaction. Trust us, they won’t. And as always, feel free to drive a car or work heavy machinery after your weekly dose, becasuse being too informed never caused anyone to do anything but keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

When all else fails, just pretend

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures out the answer to her prepubescient problems. Comment

Clean sweep! Williamsburg businesses will remove street trash

Williamsburg: A group of Williamsburg business owners have banded together to pay for their own street cleanup and trash removal after the city refused to increase services. Comments (3)

Trash talk: Paulie to defend title, says he will end rise of not-from-Brooklyn boxer

Bensonhurst’s Paulie Malignaggi will take on Adrien Broner Saturday night at the Barclays Center. Comment

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

History lesson: Library takes Pacific branch off block

Park Slope: The Brooklyn Public Library has put controversial plans to sell an historic branch on hold, claiming that it will now try to figure out a way to continue using the aging structure after a replacement library is built nearby. Comments (9)

Woman raped at knifepoint because she’s ‘gay’

Greenpoint: A woman was raped at knifepoint on a Greenpoint sidewalk early Sunday morning. The rapist told her it was because of her sexual orientation. Comments (13)

Open the books! Hospital advocates demand LICH sale go public

Cobble Hill: Those that want to keep Long Island College Hospital open are worried that officials are cooking the books in an attempt to make potential buyers wary of turning over their cash. Comments (3)

Fourth plan stalls: CB10 postpones vote on avenue overhaul

Bay Ridge: The Department of Transportation’s controversial plan for Fourth Avenue has hit a speed bump. Comments (46)

You have the right to sell: Brooklyn Law to unload six Heights buildings

Brooklyn Heights: The sale of six dorms for Brooklyn Law School students could net the school $41 million. Comments (5)

Home rut! Cyclones’ opener rained out

The Ride: Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes, it rains. Think about that. Comments (3)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dive in! Gowanus Canal race a success

Event: Floating dead rats and decomposing human feces couldn’t stop 50 fearless boaters from racing in the Gowanus Canal. Comments (10)

Cyclones lose first game, home opener tonight

The Ride: It was a disasterous start to the lucky 13th Cyclones season, as our Brooklyn boys fell to the hated Staten Island Yankees, 2–1 Comment

Cheers times two! Our reporter parties, then tries out for the Brooklynettes

Nets: Our intrepid reporter summons her inner George Plimpton and tries out for the Brooklyn Nets cheerleading squad. Comments (5)

UnDresslered! Upscale Williamsburg eatery closes

Dining: Dressler, the elegant South Williamsburg restaurant known for its burgers and classy American fare, has suddenly gone out of business Comments (1)

Lost in the flood: Bloomy plan would turn Coney Creek into swamp

Politics: Mayor Bloomberg wants to turn the fetid Coney Island Creek — which once seperated the People’s Playground from mainland Brooklyn — into a swamp. Comments (1)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Brooklyn Bike Patrol shuts down

Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Bike Patrol, an all-volunteer escort service that walks women home after dark, shut down its services after founder Jay Ruiz suffered two heart attacks earlier in the week. Comments (11)

Park advocates fear film fest crowds will destroy damaged meadow

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Some Prospect Park-lovers are outraged that a massive outdoor short film festival, billed as the world’s biggest, is coming to a popular meadow in Prospect Park next weekend, especially after the controversial Great GoogaMooga music and food extravaganza, they say, wrecked the greenspace last month. Comments (27)

Meet the Maz! Lee and son on hand for first Cyclones practice

Fast & Furious: The Cyclones begin the “Drive for 53” tonight on the Rock, and they could be led to the promised land by the son of Met. Comment

Friday, June 14, 2013

Park Slopers reject city plan for slower Fourth Avenue

Mean Streets: Members of a local panel reversed course and shot down a major city plan to slow traffic on a dangerous stretch of Fourth Avenue in Park Slope on Wednesday night, calling the proposal “radical” and “ridiculous.” Comments (88)

The rookie: Kidd hopes to turn Nets into consistent winners

Awesome: Jason Kidd believes he is ready to be a head coach in the National Basketball Association and so do the Brooklyn Nets. Comments (3)

Paved paradise! Sinkhole street to get new surface

Bay Ridge: The Department of Transportation has agreed to repave the block between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue where a sinkhole opened last June. Comments (1)

Basket catch! Cyclones land Mazzilli

The Ride: The son of Met-great Lee Mazzilli, L.J. Mazzilli, will help lead the Cyclones to greatness this year. Comment

Love it! All-weather sports bubble will cover McCarren Park tennis courts this fall

Williamsburg: A private vendor will build an all-weather bubble over the McCarren Park tennis courts this fall, allowing aficionados to play through the winter months. Comments (5)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pooch-friendly scavenger hunt helps pups without a home

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Pooch lovers teamed up with their canine friends last Sunday for a fun-filled competition to raise funds for a local animal rescue organization. Comments (1)