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Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013

Twilight with torque

Cinema: A modern tribute to the cult classic “The Warriors” put a Coney Island filmmaker in touch with actors from the original. Together, they made a movie about vampire bikers. Comments (3)

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Sounding funny

Event: There’s nothing more unfunny than someone who sings well. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013

Editor’s picks

Event: Want to know Where to GO today and during the week? Here are some can’t-miss ideas! Comment

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The great bard on tap

Theater: Fair is foul and foul is a hangover. Comment

Who will be the next Miss Lez?

Event: Beauty is only skin deep, so thank god for glitter. Comments (1)

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013

Bartoonist goes to Bed-Vyne

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator checks out a new beer and wine bar in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Comments (7)

Who watches the watchmen?

Nightlife: Watching cats ride Roombas or goats sing Taylor Swift songs isn’t time wasted. Comments (3)

One last Yes

Event: House of Yes’s days on Maujer Street are numbered, but the groundbreaking performing arts space isn’t leaving without one last big blowout. Comments (16)

Cyclones’ success — and my own — breeds confidence

Fast & Furious: This week, find out why its important to eat your Fruity Peebles at the same time every day. Comment

Kids get meet-and-greet with cops at Night Out Against Crime

It was a fun-filled time for cops and kids at the 70th Precinct’s annual Night Out Against Crime event, held in the Parade Grounds on Tuesday. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Vandal defaces Jackie Robinson statue with neo-Nazi graffiti

A vandal scrawled neo-Nazi slogans and racist slurs on the statue of Dodger great Jackie Robinson outside MCU Park in Coney Island Tuesday night, and cops are scouring the borough for the culprit. Comments (20)

LICH, Public Advocate in balance in lawsuit

Cobble Hill: It’s not just Long Island College Hospital that’s at stake in court hearings about its closure this week — the office of the public advocate is in the balance, too. Comments (5)

Man indicted for allegedly pistol-whipping, attempting to kidnap Carroll Gardens woman

Carroll Gardens: A Red Hook man who allegedly pistol-whipped, robbed, and tried to abduct a woman in Carroll Gardens last month was indicted Monday, District Attorney Charles Hynes announced. Comments (3)

Residents, police gather in Park Slope for National Night Out

Park Slope: Scores of Park Slopers poured into the streets on Tuesday night to celebrate the National Night Out Against Crime with their neighborhood’s beat cops. Comment

Suspending disbelief

Page 1: Tired of hearing the same thing over and over again every news cycle? Feeling down because every time you turn on the television, listen to the radio, or pick up your iPad you get bombarded with different versions of the same seemingly endless saga? Then try The Brooklyn Paper, where we gurantee that our staff has been doing everything — and we mean everything — to make sure you get stories that are better, stronger, and faster than all the rest. Yes, we do everything it takes — and more — because there is no other way to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (1)

The eagerly awaited letter from home. I think.

The Dad: This week, the Dad puts pen to paper to make sure his 15-year-old daughter knows what’s going on. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Phew! Dog lovers breathe sigh of relief after Monday arrest of suspected serial dog attacker

Prospect Park dog walkers say the last six months were anything but a walk in the park. Comments (4)

Testing the water! Ferry pilot program launches from Brooklyn Army Terminal

Bay Ridge: More than 120 people rode the ferry from the Brooklyn Army Terminal into Manhattan on Aug. 5, the first day of a four-week pilot program — but authorities could not say whether that number is high enough to keep the boat afloat past Labor Day. Comments (2)

McGolrick vandalism prompts W’burgers to teach teens about kale, bike jumping

Greenpoint: Basil and bike track engineering are just a few ingredients of the unconventional teen outreach under way in Williamsburg. Comments (42)

No energy! Cyclones skipper rips team after loss

The Ride: Manager Rich Donnelly wants to see more fire from his players, who lost last night to a team from Connecticut. Comment

The lowdown on the Downtown construction boom

Changing Brooklyn: The face of Downtown is set to transform dramatically in the next few years thanks to a slew of development projects taking shape within a 10-minute walk of Borough Hall. Comments (7)

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013

Brooklyn’s parks without names

Meet me at the park. You know the one. Comments (7)

Fire at will! Historic shooting range opens in Coney

It’s open season in Coney Island! Comments (2)

Cops: Man arrested in Williamsburg bathroom slay left toddler with body

Williamsburg: The arrest came one day after 32-year-old Melissa Torres was found dead in her apartment. Comment

Monday, Aug. 5, 2013

Woman found dead of suffocation in her South Williamsburg bathroom

Williamsburg: Cops made the grisly discovery after friends called to say they were worried. Comment

Man fatally stabbed in Crown Heights

Crown Heights: A man died early Sunday after being repeatedly stabbed on a Crown Heights street, cops said. Comments (3)

Run-down Park Slope brownstone partially collapses, injuring cop and owner

Park Slope: The landmarked Park Slope dump with a roof covered in cans collapsed Friday, sending a police officer and the building’s owner tumbling. Comments (5)

CitiBike riders forego safety, leaving shop owners with inventory

Mean Streets: Shop owners who expected to cash in on the CitiBike bikeshare program by stocking up on safety gear are disappointed to discover the dilettante cyclists don’t care about helmets. Comments (49)

Mini-Maz’s homer not enough for Clones

The Ride: L.J. Mazzilli hit his first professional dinger, but the gritty, gutty Cyclones lost in Jamestown. Comment

Become your own action figure!

Why just take a picture of yourself in Coney Island when you can be shrunk down to six inches and placed in a miniature model of it to be put on display for all the world to see? Comments (2)

Dreaded Atlantic Avenue underpass gets a paintjob

Brooklyn Heights: The dreariest part of the walk to Pier 6 is about to get brighter, thanks to a new mural that will transform one whole side of the Atlantic Avenue underpass into a cheery street scene. Comments (2)

Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013

King me! Carmine says things would be different if he were in charge of England

Sunday Screech: This week, Bensonhurst royalty tells them how it should be done on the other side of the pond. Comments (7)

Finally! Clones have a winning record

The Ride: The gritty-gutty Cyclones are making a season out of it after all! Comment

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013

Cyclones win big in Jamestown

The Ride: The boys continued their torrid hitting with a blowout in a town we assume was named for a king of England. Comment

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

P.J. Hanley’s is back as an 1890s beer hall

Carroll Gardens: The oldest bar in Brooklyn reopens this weekend after a contentious closure almost emptied its kegs for good. Comments (11)

Those helicopters this morning? That was cops doing their job

Williamsburg: Commentators on BrooklynPaper.com who were roused from slumber by a helicopter hovering over Williamsburg want to know what was going on — and we’ve got the answer. Comments (14)

Ramadan Kareem! Fifth Avenue store serves up free dinner

Bay Ridge: Ramadan in the Ridge! Comments (2)

Mini-Sponge Park bound for Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: The so-called Sponge Park along the banks of the putrid Gowanus Canal is finally becoming a reality — for a few feet, at least. Comments (14)

Nordstrom Rack to land on Fulton

Changing Brooklyn: Nordstrom Rack is set to open upstairs from the new H&M, continuing the mall-ification of the Fulton Street Mall. Comments (7)

Burglars target Greenpoint and Williamsburg businesses

Williamsburg: Police are on the hunt for a pair of burglars who they say knocked off a dozen businesses in Greenpoint and Williamsburg over the past month and a half. Comments (26)

Firefighters face off in Red Hook BBQ competition

Photo Galleries: Borough firefighters threw down and put their grill skills to the test on Red Hook’s waterfront Wednesday. Comments (2)

Interfaith Medical Center to close, may join LICH in legal limbo

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Somebody call 911! Brooklyn hospitals are dropping like flies. Comments (4)

Cyclones bats explode in Williamsport

The Ride: The boys avoided a sweep with an offensive outburst in Pennsylvania. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

Friendly R-eminder — MTA to cut train service to Manhattan Aug. 2

Bay Ridge: Starting on Aug. 2, the Metropolitan Transit Authority will cut off R train service between Bay Ridge and Manhattan for more than a year to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy. But short-term relief is in store for Aug. 5, with a one-month trial of ferry service from 58th Street in Sunset Park. Comments (17)

Clones lose again, fall two under

The Ride: So far, so bad for the Cyclones since a five-game win streak ended. Comment

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