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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bargain bin bounty: The Found Film Festival dusts off forgotten footage

Cinema: This roving film festival takes old VHS tapes from the basement and puts them on the big screen. Comments (6)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Food fight! Cookbook authors face off live on stage at Food Book Fair slam

Books: A battle of words is cooking in Brooklyn. Comment

Bushwick in bloom: Big Green Theater Fest grows

Theater: This festival is growing like a weed! Comments (3)

A very novel novel: Dumbo-published thriller penned by anonymous author collective

February Houses: This historical thriller offers an intriguing look at some fresh fictional possibilities. Comment

Saturday, April 19, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: See the best high-school basketballers in the country, toss a banjo, celebrate Secretary’s Day with Dolly Parton, and other great things to do in Brooklyn April 18–24. Comment

Bartoonist hits hipster heaven

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator goes people-watching at the Happy Fun Hideaway in Bushwick — where the wine comes from a box and the patrons from the early ’90s. Comments (13)

A Swoon song: Famed street artist builds giant tree inside Brooklyn Museum

Art: The museum’s rotunda has been transformed into a fanciful landscape. Comments (2)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bunny in your bonnet! Easter hats at Saint Pat’s

Bay Ridge: Saint Patrick’s Academy held its 11th annual Easter Hat Parade on April 11. Comments (4)

Robopera: Boerum Hill opera combines androids and arias

Theater: Bow down to your new robot opera-lords. Comment

Ai Wei-where? Ai Weiwei’s art is coming to Brooklyn — but he is not

Art: The artist is not present. Comment

Basket case: We go hunting for Brooklyn’s best Easter chocolates

Dining: Forget about eggs — the borough’s top chocolatiers are making chocolate-dipped Peeps, two-foot tall bunnies, and chocolate-coated matzoh this Easter. Comments (5)

There’s nothing in the world like The Brooklyn Paper…

Page 1: …where you’re the center of the action! It’s bigger and better than ever, with something for everyone looking for fun. So get ready for the action at the only media outlet where you and the news become one. This week, come and share the experience. You’re just moments away, so keep hustling, Brooklyn!

A family decision gone horribly wrong

The Dad: This week, the Dad ponders the decisions he, and his felow parents, have made. Comment

nets playoff preview

Boston imports will lead Brooklyn to playoff victory

Back Court: The Raptors will be no match for the Nets, says our columnist. Comments (3)

Raptors surprising season will end vs. Nets

Front Court: Our columnist boldly predicts the Nets will take this one in six games, thanks to the Raptors inexperience. Comments (3)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rent de-stabilization in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A Prospect Lefferts Gardens landlord is harassing his rent-stabilized, black tenants and letting their apartments crumble around them to move in wealthy white people, a lawsuit alleges. Comments (38)

Vinyl fantasy

Where to celebrate Record Store Day in Brooklyn

Shopping: Brooklyn is spinning right round like a record, baby! Comments (4)

Cut it out: Weird collection of collages coming to Cobble Hill gallery

Weird Art: This art show works on paper. Comment

Bertolt bereft! Boerum Hill leftist haven to disband

Boerum Hill: A leftist hub on Atlantic Avenue will shutter due to out-of-control debts and its organizers are blaming gentrification. Comments (3)

Carmageddon in Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill: A joy ride, break-ins, and a rim jacking all went down in the neighborhood this week. Comment

Happy hopping! Kids search for Golden eggs

Bay Ridge: Thousands of kids and parents hippity-hopped to Shore Road Park on April 13 for the 12th annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge). Comments (8)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

American idled! Reporter auditions to sing national anthem at Barclays

Prospect Heights: Any reporter worth her keyboard is willing to make a fool out of herself on video. Comments (10)

Church in state! Bishop Ford to close after 52 years

Windsor Terrace: Bishop Ford High School, a 52-year-old Windsor Terrace Catholic academy, will close its doors at the end of the school year in June. Comments (45)

Worst parks ever to get a spruce-up

Meadows of Shame: The Dumbo Improvement District is looking for designers to help transform Bridge Park 1, Bridge Park 2, and Bridge Park 3, barren concrete parks at the base of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, into a workout loop. Comments (1)

Ready for prom-time! Dress giveaway helps high schoolers get gussied up

Fashion: Some lucky Brooklyn high schoolers are going to the prom thanks to a fashion-forward giveaway that will let them dress to the nines on a budget of zero. Comment

Flashback! Fireworks to return to East River this July 4th

Downtown: Sparks are going to fly on the East River once again. Comments (8)

Over and out! Exit for Ridge lawman

Bay Ridge: It’s a changing of the guard in Bay Ridge. Comments (2)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Van-demonium! Cops crack down on dollar vans, activist group calls it racist

Mean Streets: Park Slope cops have been ticketing and seizing dollar vans since January, a move activists are calling a racially motivated blow against drivers trying to make a living. Comments (63)

Bark in Carroll Park! Pet adoption frenzy in Carroll Gardens

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Carroll Gardens got a special delivery of more than a dozen furry bundles of joy at a creature adopt-a-thon over the weekend. Comments (6)

Rumble at Three Points! Community board vies to annex Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards: A border dispute is brewing over which community board should have the privilege of holding the Atlantic Yards mega-development within its boundaries. Comments (3)

The people’s choices: Books, swings, and bathroom things

A book-mobile, a playground overhaul, and a dirty-bathroom clean-up are top priority city projects, according to residents of neighborhoods from Gowanus to Greenpoint who put their heads together to decide how $1 million of public money should be spent. Comments (2)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Carmine celebrates Holy Week the only way he knows how — with food!

Sunday Screech: What do the holidays really mean to Carmine? Click to find out! Comments (3)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

SNEAK PEEK: We take a spin around the new Prospect Park roller rink

NOW WITH VIDEO: Our ace roller-rink correspondent took an exclusive twirl around Prospect Park’s new skate palace — and found out the hard way that concrete is less forgiving than wood. Come along for the ride. Comment

Carol Grimaldi passes away at 75

Dining: We remember the legendary pizzaiolo. Comments (1)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Showdown at the BK corral! Williamsburg board snubs on-street bike parking

Mean Streets: A local panel is not letting any more Williamsburg and Greenpoint parking spaces get turned over to bike racks without a fight. Comments (85)

Old Brooklyn defined

Old Brooklyn defined: 25-year residency required for entry to this club

Art: The Society of Old Brooklynites has settled what constitutes “Old Brooklyn” once and for all. Except they operate on the honor system. Comments (7)

Can you tell Old Brooklyn from Old-Timey Brooklyn? Take our quiz and find out

Awesome: Put your era-assessing acumen to the test with this nifty interactive quiz. Comments (7)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Two cops injured in Williamsburg fire

A pair of police officers were injured on Thursday afternoon when they ran into a burning building to save tenants, including an elderly fellow and a one-year-old baby, according to officials and a report by the New York Post. Comments (1)

Former state senator suspects Recchia’s hand in trip tort

Will’s Watch: Former state Sen. Seymour Lachman says that a bizarre personal injury suit filed against him in 2010 may have been an act of retaliation by then-Coney Island Councilman and current congressional contender Domenic Recchia, whom Lachman once threatened to challenge for Council. BrooklynDaily.com has the story. Comments (1)

HIt-and-run driver kills cyclist in Bushwick

Mean Streets: A hit-and-run driver slammed into a bicyclist in Bushwick on Wednesday morning, killing him on impact, cops said. Comments (12)

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