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Monday, May 19, 2014

The story of Brooklyn’s pie society

Dining: Pizza historian Scott Wiener will explain how the cheesy finger-food became a staple of New York fare and how his home borough helped get it there. Comments (1)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Editor’s Picks: Got plans the coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment

SUNDAY: BayFest will be a Bay feast! Annual street fair to include food, giant potato truck

Sheepshead Bay’s annual street festival will feature a special guest this year — a giant potato. Comments (5)

Urban foraging book gives new meaning to ‘street food’

Books: Ava Chin is after feast of mind. Comments (1)

Join the club! Cinema Club celebrates three years of indie screenings

Williamsburg: What do you do when you can’t find a club that will accept you as a member? Start your own. Comment

Gigglechicks: Ladies that make us laugh coming to Gowanus

Event: These ladies don’t need a laugh track. Comment

Thursday, May 15, 2014

$10 million for Sandy-aid paper-pushers while homeowners get bupkis

The city’s much-maligned Build It Back program is working great — for is contractors. Comments (3)

Bike Brooklyn’s old-timey crime scenes

Event: Take a tour of Brooklyn’s sordid mafioso history — and check out some books while you’re at it. Comments (7)

Play fair! Brooklyn’s carnival is back

What are you doing reading the paper? There’s a fair in town! Comment

Cavernous concert hall headed for Williamsburg

Music: The concert company that runs Brooklyn venues the Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade NYC is planning a venue that can accommodate 2,000 in an industrial part of Williamsburg. Comments (2)

Dad to daughter: Keep Mace handy

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if it’s safe for his daughter to date while she’s away at college. Comments (3)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Unicorn sighting! Performance art, or magic, in motion on Jay Street

Downtown: Our ace photographer spotted what might have been one of the creatures, which till now have been thought to reside only in fairy-tale books, riding a customized Raleigh road bike Downtown. Comments (12)

Caught in a Babs romance

Music: An accomplished singer is tackling Barbra Streisand’s intimidating songbook in Manhattan Beach. Comments (2)

The Clash in Canarsie: Pro boxing comes to local gym

It’s the Battle of Brooklyn — but this time, the whole borough wins. Comment

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Brooklyn bands together to help scorned ‘Rebar’ couples

DUMBO: People are pitching in to help brides and grooms displaced by a Dumbo venue’s sudden closing. Comments (7)

Missing designer found dead in East River

Williamsburg: Police pulled the swollen body of missing fashion designer James “Jay” Ott out of the New York Harbor on Thursday morning, ending a nearly two-month search for the man friends described as depressed. Comments (8)

Newspaper caper! Paper box thief strikes again in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A literacy-loathing larcenist has stolen nine Bay Ridge Courier sidewalk boxes since the end of April, robbing the Ridge of its only real newspaper. Comments (6)

Dyker Heights car crash leaves cyclist in critical condition

Dyker Heights: It was a bloody Sunday in Dyker Heights. Comments (28)

Doctors ditch scrubs for black-tie

Photo Galleries: New York Methodist Hospital held its annual Candlelight Gala at the Brooklyn Museum on May 10, and organizers said the event exceeded their own prognosis for success. See our slideshow for more. Comment

Viking Fest back at Owl’s Head

Velkommen to Bay Ridge! Comments (5)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sleepless in Brooklyn: Residents say noisy Bridge construction has gone on for too long

Mean Streets: City tells Brooklyn Bridge neighbors to suck it up for another year Comments (9)

Park it at the park! Prospect Park getting new lot, pedestrian path

They don’t call it a park for nothing! Comments (5)

Swallow your pride: Wine tasting pits Brooklyn’s booze against Europe’s finest

Dining: Judge not lest ye be judged — but if you ain’t from here, fugheddaboudit. Comments (1)

Rogue Court Street worker posts smoking ban signs

Downtown: Court Street is now a no-smoking zone! Comments (54)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Carmine’s re-run touches his heart

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher gets a note that reminds him of something he wrote about more than a decade ago. Comment

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dumbo bar closes, but staffers vow to hold wedding reception today!

Awesome: Employees of the shuttered venue have volunteered to work a wedding for free. Comments (20)

Japanese designers call Brooklyn the Land of the Rising Fun

Art: Dumbo design show to feature Japanese designers who take a cue from Brooklyn Comment

G-train work means no night moves

Transit: The pain is coming into the station for night owls. Comment

Friday, May 9, 2014

Neighbors: Whole Foods blocking bike and pedestrian traffic

Gowanus: Road warriors are calling on the grocery giant to slow its sesame roll and open up the street to its rightful users. Comments (112)

Pre-work raves arrive in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Ain’t no party like a sober morning party, ‘cause a sober morning party stops responsibly. Comments (3)

Liftoff! W’burg kids headed to space camp in Turkey

Williamsburg: Houston, they have some plane tickets. Comments (3)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Top LICH bidder back in the saddle if it can muster $225 million

Hospitals in Crisis: The company that won the right to redevelop Long Island College Hospital, then had it snatched away, will regain it if it can produce proof by Tuesday that it has access to the cash it pledged to purchase the place. Comments (16)

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