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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

MT-spray: Old doc about subway graffiti finds new life at BAM

Cinema: Board the public transit system of the 1970s at BAMcinemaFest. Comments (1)

Riffin’ cousins: Greenpoint band Dead Stars is a family affair

Music: These bandmates share musical DNA. And regular DNA. Comment

Monday, June 16, 2014

Inner Beauty Pageant celebrates what’s on the inside

Nightlife: Congeniality awards for everyone! Comment

Saturday, June 14, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Rock out with Beirut at Northside Fest, set phasers to Father’s Day at Videology, get funky with the Ohio Players at MetroTech, and other great things to do in Brooklyn June 13–19. Comment

Bartoonist is a bitters man

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator takes a look at two locally-made bitters — and where you can try them in a cocktail. Comments (3)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ridgites march against the scourge of drugs

Bay Ridge: Members of Bay Ridge’s Muslim community came together last Saturday to highlight a growing scourge in the neighborhood — an epidemic of drug overdoses. Comments (16)

First bite: Bushwick gets a food fest

Dining: Consider it a rite of passage. A delicious, delicious rite of passage. Comment

Computer geeks and comedians team up for Comedy Hack Day

Event: Call it Silly-con Alley. Comment

Guitar heroes: Musicians to hold fund-raiser for Haitian guitar school

Music: It will be a thin line between love and Haiti at this Downtown classical guitar concert. Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Paper: Live from Downtown Brooklyn

Page 1: The clock on the wall never stops ticking, and much like its unending cycle, the staff of The Brooklyn Paper keeps on keeping on just about 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sure, there are things like weekends and holidays that get in the way, and, occasionally, an editor has to go to Daddy Donut Day at his kid’s school, but for the most part, we’re on the clock all the time, keeping our eyes peeled, coming back with stories, and making sure you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn!

The Dad remembers dads past and future

The Dad: This week, the Dad celebrates Father’s Day the only way he knows how. Comment

Senior center’s ‘race night’ rasises big bucks

Bay Ridge: The Bay Ridge Center held a Night at the Races fund-raiser where old and young alike could bet on the ponies for a good cause. Comment

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Easy rides! Gowanus company rolls out motorcycle rental

Gowanus: Call it Zip-hog. Comment

The return of the king: Yet another production of ‘King Lear’

Theater: The Year of Lear continues! Comment

The Brooklyn Pride Parade comes of age

Nightlife: The borough’s annual display of all things loud and proud is now 18 years old — and it plans to act like it. Comments (2)

History in the un-making

Ford’s foundation: Bishop Ford High School through history

Windsor Terrace: The high school’s shuttering marks the end of a 52-year run during which the school educated scores of students and, more recently, served as the backdrop to several high-profile music videos as well as scandals involving alleged improper use of school funds. Comments (1)

Good riddance to Kentile Floors!

Gowanus: We don’t mean this exactly the way you think we might. Comments (10)

Where to go swimming in Brooklyn this summer

Hot weather is here. Luckily, Brooklyn has a wealth of pools and beaches to cool your jets. Comments (9)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A tower too tall! Lefferts Gardeners rail against high-rise

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Prospect Lefferts Gardens residents rallied at City Hall to demand a halt to sky-scraping construction in their parkside neighborhood. Comments (28)

Questions remain about Half Marathon death

More than 13 minutes passed between when a runner collapsed at last month’s Brooklyn Half Marathon and when paramedics loaded him onto an ambulance. We tried to find out what happened during the moments in between. Comments (16)

Most likely to recede: Last class leaves Bishop Ford

Windsor Terrace: The final bells are tolling for the Catholic high school in Windsor Terrace. Comments (11)

When in Athens! Greek Fest speaks Downtown’s language

Downtown: It’s all Greek to us — and it’s delicious! Comment

Monday, June 9, 2014

Gap minded! G trains come faster, starting today

Transit: The wait isn’t over, but it is shorter. Comments (9)

Royal rum-ball

Scrum and get it! Brooklyn has a new rugby club

Midwood: Intrepid New Yorkers and a handful of hard-hitting Aussies are bringing a fast-paced sport to the borough. Comments (5)

Rugby vs. football: Tale of the tape

Midwood: Brooklyn has a new rugby team — the Brooklyn Kings — but just what is this sport that is so popular among Britons and their former colonies down under, and can you still enjoy it while drinking beer and eating chicken wings? Comment

Floors wars! Residents battle to preserve Kentile sign

Gowanus: Activists and pols have joined forces to fight to save the iconic Kentile Floors sign, which is in danger of being demolished after towering over Gowanus for decades. Comments (14)

Islamic school’s motto: We love to see you tile

Art: Proud students unveiled their art in Greenwood Heights last week. Comments (6)

Bay Ridge Community Council celebrates another year of neighborhood service

Bay Ridge: For an evening, Bay Ridge stretched all the way to Mill Basin. Comment

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Classic Screech: The one where Carmine almost drowns in the shower

Sunday Screech: Read the editor’s note to figure out what is going on. Of course, you won’t be disappointed. Comments (2)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

DeBlasio: Brooklyn is political party central

Prospect Heights: The obvious choice to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention is officially in the running. Comments (14)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Endangered signage! Kentile Floors sign could disappear

Gowanus: UPDATE: Brooklynites are taking to the street tomorrow morning to protest the impending demolition of the beloved sign. Comments (15)

One more time! Bay Ridge is heating up

Bay Ridge Nights: The neighborhood by the Narrows is on fire this weekend and our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com have your guide to all the fun. Comment

More Q pain! Subway riders trapped on Cortelyou platform

Transit: A group of straphangers found themselves trapped on the Coney-Island-bound platform of a Flatbush subway station on Thursday morning after a train deposited them there despite that side being closed for repair work. Comments (4)

Activists on towers: Not in Brooklyn’s front yard

Bridge ‘Park’: It has all the makings of a Pier 6 brawl. Comments (29)

Outback coffeehouse! Hip Aussie cafe hits Bedford-Stuyvesant

Bedford-Stuyvesant: An Australian transplant opened a cafe in the Brooklyn neighborhood last month and named it “Brunswick” after a gentrified suburb of Melbourne. Comments (6)

Field days in Dumbo: John Street lot goes crimson and clover

Art: A new art installation has brought a clover field to a lot under the Manhattan Bridge. Comments (1)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bad ‘Girls’! Home Box Office shoot leaves litter on G’point poles

TV: The Home Box Office show “Girls” is a bad guest, say Greenpoint residents who want the hit program’s crew to clean up after itself. Comments (18)

Storm urge! City wants sea walls for Gowanus, Newtown

The city wants to keep future hurricanes out of Brooklyn’s inlets. Comments (14)