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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jamming in your boots

Music: She’s a songstress bringing pizzazz to a pizza parlor in Park Slope. Comments (1)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Gowanus going gourmet

Dining: Delicious things have unappetizing beginnings. Comments (16)

It’s for the kids

A street theater coming to Brooklyn combines family-friendly hijinks with topical world issues. Comment

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Striking a pose

Cinema: New documentary at BAM tells story behind famous photos that defined a generation. Comments (2)

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Checking in with Dan Deacon

Music: The wildly creative musician chats with the paper. Comments (11)

Editor’s picks

What to do this week. Comment

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bartoonist goes looking for a dark and stormy

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator goes back to Battery Harris to see about a drink. Comments (2)

Can do no Kong

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Musical comedy’s take on classic tale of giant ape has no giant ape. Comments (5)

Bushwick’s ‘Base’ hopes to stop gentification in its tracks

Bushwick: The gentrification of Bushwick needs to stop now, say a group of former Occupy Wall Streeters who plan to change the world by opening an event space in the on-the-rise neighborhood. Comments (25)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

LICH protesters block traffic, get arrested

Ten people were arrested during a “funeral march” over the Brooklyn Bridge for Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital on Wednesday evening after they stopped traffic on the Manhattan side near City Hall. Comments (3)

Lone Ranger

Books: An army vet is the main character of this new spy novel, and he’s going back into action — this time, solo. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper: Still doing it even after we clearly should stop

Page 1: Old habits die hard. Take the staff at The Brooklyn Paper. Should we really break the news? Well, we’ve been doing it for years, and when you are hooked on something capable of influencing people and winning friends, it is pretty hard to stop. Each new edition of The Paper gives us all a high we haven’t felt since we picked up last week’s. So we don’t care what you think, because we’re going to keep doing it. And you? Well you can keep hustlin’, Brooklyn.

A crash course in the language of baseball

Fast & Furious: Mickey Mantle once said, “It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.” Comment

A splinter reveals the past, present, and future

The Dad: There are no screams when The Dad tries to remove a spinter from his 18-year-olds foot, and the silence speaks volumes. Comments (1)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SIGN OFF! Iconic Eagle Clothes sign being torn down

Changing Brooklyn: The classic Eagle Clothes sign that has loomed over the historically industrial landscape of Gowanus for more than 60 years is being torn down as you read this. Comments (9)

In Williamsburg, weekends spent ‘camping’ on rooftops (with a fake campfire)

Williamsburg: Who needs the Catskills when you can camp out under the stars on a Brooklyn rowhouse? Comments (30)

Group starts petition to turn Fort Greene dust bowl into grass-covered soccer field

Fort Greene: Some soccer players in Fort Greene Park are demanding that the city install a permanent soccer field on a grassless patch of dirt near the corner of Washington and Dekalb avenues that they claim got that way because of overuse by a bunch of soccer players who illegally use the area for pick-up games every Sunday. Comments (17)

Rock and Stroll! Third Avenue street fair draws big crowd

Bay Ridge: Thousands defied Friday’s heat and came out for the first of four “Summer Strolls” — a street fair that kicked the cars off Third Avenue and transformed a stretch of the thoroughfare between 80th and 90th streets into a European-style pedestrian plaza. Comments (27)

Stray bullet injures owner, kills underground music club

Williamsburg: A stray bullet severely injured the owner of Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in front of the venue last week, essentially killing the underground music hall. Comments (3)

Ups and Downs: The latest news and notes from the world of the Cyclones

Ups & Downs: A look at the stories behind the stories at the ballpark in Coney Island. Comments (3)

Man oh man, Cyclones lose again!

The Ride: Let’s face it. The Cyclones are not having a good season. Comment

Grand Central Oyster Bar outpost coming to Park Slope

Next stop, Park Slope! Comment

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Myrtle Avenue rocked by morning explosions

Fort Greene: No one was injured and all pets are safe after an electical fire sparked two explosions in Fort Greene. Comment

Smallest-penis contest a big deal

Event: Six, brave short-membered men defied a culture that says bigger is better, and showed off their small schmeckles in the first “Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant”. Comments (14)

The murky depths below: Remote boats scan Gowanus

Event: A fleet of remote-controlled, camera-equipped miniature boats got up close and personal with the toxic Gowanus Canal during the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s annual City of Water Day celebration on Saturday. No bodies were found. Comments (10)

Parrot stuck in tree rescued by firemen

Photo Galleries: A hapless owner’s vain attempts to coo down his three-month-old tropical bird from 18 hours in a tree Saturday evening ended with a call to the New York’s Bravest, who valiantly retrieved the colorful fowl the next day. Comments (3)

G, that’s great! Brooklyn Local to get faster

Save the G: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Monday that it has come up with the $700,000 needed to increase G train service on weekday afternoons and evenings. Comments (2)

Cops hunt man who stole cash and booze from former bosses at Columbia Street eatery

Columbia St Waterfront: Cops are on the hunt for an ex-employee of a Columbia Street Italian restaurant who broke into the eatery and looted a sum of cash and a bottle of tequila earlier this month. Comment

Cyclones drop another, 2–0

The Ride: Jared King had the only two hits of the game for the Cyclones and the Batavia pitchers constantly frustrated the home team to record the 2–0 shutout at MCU Park. Comment

Monday, July 22, 2013

LICH DEAD UPDATE

State approves closure plan, hospital says judge’s order to keep it open will be ignored

The state Department of Health on Friday approved the plan to close the 155-year-old Cobble Hill institution — concluding a long battle by the state to close the institution for good — and hospital officials say a judge’s temporary restraining order demanding the hospital stay open will be ignored. Comments (13)

Court Street grocer gears up to fight J. Crew takeover

Cobble Hill: A beloved Cobble Hill grocery store being forced out its storefront to make way for global clothing retailer J. Crew won’t go down without a fight. Comments (31)

Sandy may have created air pockets under streets, buildings

Development: Retreating floodwaters from superstorm Sandy created underground air pockets just waiting to become sinkholes beneath streets, buildings and backyards across Southern Brooklyn, and most people aren’t aware of the danger under their feet, say local architects and companies specializing in subterranean scans. Comments (2)

Concepcion’s single wins it for Clones

The Ride: Julio Concepcion’s RBI single with the bases loaded in the 10th to let Justin “The Machine” Turner score the walk-off run at MCU Park. Comment

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Carmines forgets to throw out the first pitch — again!

Sunday Screech: The Screecher can’t wait to get to MCU Park for his yearly honor, but he once again gets carried away with the food to do his duty. Comments (9)

Three runs in first enough for Clones

The Ride: The Brooklyn Boys of Summer scored three first inning runs and the pitchers earned their payday as the Cyclones cruised to their third shutout of the year over one of the league’s hottest teams. Comment

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mahoning Valley nips Clones

The Ride: Mahoning Valley’s Martin Cervenka hit a two-run double to left field in the seventh inning and the Cyclones came up just short in losing a second straight game to the Scrappers. Comment

Friday, July 19, 2013

State approves LICH closure

Cobble Hill: The State Department of Health today approved key parts of the plan to close Long Island College Hospital, marking the beginning of the end of a long battle by the state to shutter the institution for good. Comments (16)

Nurses: LICH will be closed by Sunday

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital will be closed and padlocked by Sunday on orders of state officials who care little for the health and well-being of Brooklynites in the midst of an excruciating heat wave, claim hospital workers. Comments (8)

Air raid! Mockingbirds attacking people in Transmitter Park

Greenpoint: Tiny mockingbirds are attacking people walking through Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park during aerial displays that are eerily reminiscent of scenes from Alfred Hitchcock’s horror film “The Birds.” Comments (29)

No ‘Kemistry’ — state denies liquor license to controversial nightspot

Dining: The State Liquor Authority shot down a bid for a liquor license from a planned controversial nightspot, called Kemistry Lounge, on Wednesday. Comments (4)

Greenmarket sprouts at the Barclays Center

Event: A new weekly greenmarket hosted by the Barclays Center launched Wednesday on the Flatbush Avenue side of the 18,000-seat arena between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street. Comments (32)

New Nets driven to bring title to Brooklyn

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry are in Brooklyn for only one reason — to bring the Nets a championship. Comments (10)

Clones mediocrity streak continues

The Ride: The last-place team needs to get it together if it wants to move up in the standings, says its manager. Comment

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cyclones score early, hold of Mahoning Valley

The Ride: The Clones finally got a big lead — and held onto it for the win. Comment