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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Big boppers: The New Cookers bring the bop to Brooklyn Jazz Fest

Music: The New Cookers is steeped in the ghosts of jazz past. Comment

Cooking the book: Chef-turned-author writes novel on life in the kitchen

Books: The pen is mightier than the carving knife. Comment

Monday, March 24, 2014

One-man show blends slapstick with social media

Theater: A new show at City Tech allows audience members to interact with a clown on a mission to find love via social media. Comment

Mom and popping: Over-50s hip-hop group busts a move in Willamsburg

Dance: Forget the Jitterbug and the Charleston — these golden gals are popping and locking like pros. Comment

Saturday, March 22, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

Friday, March 21, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: A Smiths tribute show, Saint Patrick’s Day round two, the US premiere of “Red Velvet” and more things to do in Brooklyn March 21–26. Comment

Bartoonist drinks beer near Barclays

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist finds a craft beer in a muffin tray at St. Gambrinus. Comments (12)

Chili factor: Aviator’s chili fest has ostrich on the menu

Dining: Something spicy is cooking at Floyd Bennett Field. Comment

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Forever young: Bands play tribute to ’80s-era Bob Dylan

Music: The times, they are a-repeating. Comments (4)

Interview with Dan Savage

Our pals at Wedding Pride have an excellent interview with the sex columnist. Click above to check it out! Comments (1)

Massive fire destroys Greenpoint recycling plant

Greenpoint: Neighbors are demanding that the city study the toxins released by the blaze that wrecked a recycling plant overnight on Tuesday and smoldered through Wednesday. Comments (11)

Game of crones: Gowanus shuffleboard club to launch mahjong league

Nightlife: The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club is adding another grandma-inspired activity to its roster. Comments (12)

Digital and analog for your dual personality

Page 1: At The Brooklyn Paper, we know you enjoy listening to “Paul’s Boutique” on vinyl just as much as you like plugging in your iPhone and shuffling all 2,000 songs. That’s why we always give you two ways to catch up on everything that is happening in your neighborhood. For your digital side, there’s our online version, readable on your laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone. For your analog side, there’s the print edition, ink, paper, and all. So figure out your mood today and read The Paper. And keep hustling, Brooklyn.

Is college about finding a husband?

The Dad: This week, the Dad questions the concept of the new book, “Marry Smart.” Comments (1)

Nuthin' but Nets!

The Truth is, he was worth it

Back Court: Our coulumnist says Paul Pierce routinely rises to the occasion. Comment

Odds on Nets have gone 360

Front Court: This week, our columnist breaks down the Nets’ season from a bookie’s point of view. Comment

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bushwick pols, tenants: Landlord sabotage must stop

Bushwick: The massive holes in the floor of a 98 Linden St. apartment were an inside job, tenants say. Comments (11)

VIDEO: Anime fan proposes at MetroTech fest

Downtown: A gallant Japanimation enthusiast asks, “Will you be my Sailor Moon?” Comments (2)

Takedown it up a notch

Making a job out of the munchies

Nightlife: This Bushwick resident parlayed wacky cook-offs in his kitchen into a nightlife empire. Comments (1)

Battle of the Takedown flyers

Nightlife: Bodacious cook-off promotional materials square off. Comment

Child’s play: Teen actors go pro in Fort Greene production

Theater: These kids are all right. Comment

Stay saucy, Brooklyn!

Some say that the borough’s manufacturing base is withering, but one Brooklyn small business is looking to expand production. Comments (42)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tapped out! Police bugs help bust Ridge drug dealers

Bay Ridge: Turns out drugs really can get you wired! Comments (17)

Two more LICH bidders want to keep the hospital alive

Hospitals in Crisis: Long Island College Hospital’s last hope for staying a hospital is in the hands of two latecomers to the state’s bidding war for the prime real estate it sits on. Comments (2)

Bay Ridge Jewish Center puts on its Purim colors

Bay Ridge: It was pure fun at the Purim celebration at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center. Comment

Soul man: Fort Greene author Nelson George on ‘Soul Train’ and gentrification

Books: Nelson George, one of the preeminent critics of African-American pop culture, discusses his new book, and Spike Lee’s comments about Fort Greene. Comments (1)

FIRST LOOK: Inside the Bossert Hotel renovation

Brooklyn Heights: This historic Brooklyn Heights hotel is on its way to becoming Brooklyn’s Waldord-Astoria all over again and we got a glimpse of the refurbished glory inside. Comments (7)

Safe and signed: Fake 20-mile-per-hour speed limits for Fort Greene, Park Slope, and Greenpoint

Mean Streets: Call them the Department of Transformation. Comments (37)

Cops: Boerum Hill blaze was arson by bad boyfriend

Boerum Hill: Police arrested a New Jersey man for starting the inferno that left two kids clinging to life. Comments (1)

Stars of David! Brooklyn Heights rolls out red carpet for Purim

Brooklyn Heights: Jewish Brooklyn Heights residents celebrated Purim in style. Comment

Slope hits the streets for Saint Patrick’s Day

Park Slope: The pluck of the Irish — in photos! Comments (1)

Tattoo artists put the guns down for multiple sclerosis

Art: Cast members from a reality show about an out-of-control tattoo parlor hawked more traditional art in Bedford-Stuyvesant and help raise money to fight the autoimmune disease. Comments (3)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Stop. Go. Kent Avenue.

Mean Streets: Fast-moving Kent Avenue is a tragedy waiting to happen, say neighbors who are pushing the city to install stoplights along the thoroughfare near East River State Park. Comments (28)

Plum-lord! City to cite Whole Foods 2nd time for ‘neglecting’ old building

Gowanus: The city says the Gowanus green grocer nicknamed “Whole Paycheck” needs to pay the piper for failing to fix up the historic Coignet building next door. Comments (18)

LIVE AT NOON: Our scribe talks community news on live TV

TV: Reporter Will Bredderman is talking about the importance of community newspapers on BK Live! over at Brooklyn Independent Media at noon today and you can catch all the action right here. Comment

Activists pitch historic designation for Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: Buildings on the banks of the filthy Gowanus Canal are pieces of history worth saving, neighborhood activists say. Comments (9)

Student recites pi, gets to throw one

Bedford-Stuyvesant: This Bedford-Stuyvesant school celebrated Pi Day by letting kids pie their teachers. Comments (1)

New Barclays meditation room allows fans to pray during play

Atlantic Yards: The Barclays Center is now offering something rare in a sports arena — peace and quiet. Comments (10)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

It’s your last chance to meet Carmine live and in person!

Sunday Screech: The Screecher’s gala is this week at the fabulous El Caribe Country Club, and tickets are still available! Comments (2)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Senior survives leap in front of R in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A emotionally disturbed senior citizen dove in front of an R Train in Bay Ridge on Friday — but miraculously emerged alive from underneath. Comments (2)

Tenants and pols: Renovate housing court

Downtown: Brooklyn’s housing court, where judges are supposed to settle landlord-tenant arguments with an even hand, is doing little more than helping building owners throw renters out on the street, according to activists and local pols. Comments (11)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Have a solemn and somber St. Patrick’s in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The Feast of Saint Patrick is upon us, and everone knows what that means. Find out where to spend your three-day weekend of designated driving and religious propriety over at BrooklynDaily.com. Comment

Goodbye, Goodbye Blue Monday

Bushwick: Bushwick’s nine-year-old, no-cover music venue could close as soon as April. Comments (38)

Check great! Chess whiz offers kids master’s courses

Brooklyn chess whizzes and novices are about to get some lessons in strategy from one of the world’s most well-known players. Comment

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dem beef could force primary

Will’s Watch: This week over at BrooklynDaily.com, it is the inside story of how Assemblyman Bill Colton (D–Bensonhurst) is pushing ex-mayoral candidate and evangelical minister Erick Salgado to run as a Democrat for the seat of Rep. Michael Grimm (R–Bay Ridge) — forcing a primary against former Coney Island councilman Domenic Recchia, one of Colton’s most hated enemies. Comment

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