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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

String and tonic! Slopers teach boozy music lessons

Music: Always wanted to learn a musical instrument, but held back by stage fright? Try a little liquid courage. Comments (5)

Rocket-umentary! Film celebrates return of the Astroland Rocket

Cinema: Talk about a blast from the past! Comment

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

Ridge psychic who solves crimes with pooch gets TV show

Bay Ridge: You wouldn’t have to be psychic to see this coming. Comment

Totally wired! Gowanus artist’s work is electrifying

Weird Art: This art show features high-tech chocolates that scream and moan when you bite into them. Comment

Williamsburg church hosts Latin American film series

Cinema: Grab some popcorn — and your Spanish dictionary. Comments (2)

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

Bourbon outfitters

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits the Gorbals — a bar inside Williamsburg’s new Urban Outfitters. Comments (1)

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Play Harry Potter trivia, hear a book reading at Brooklyn Bridge Park, watch a marathon screening of all the “Step Up” dance scenes, and other great things to do in Brooklyn Aug. 1–5. Comment

Cylones have gone streaking this season

Brooke Lynn at Bat: There have been a lot of ups and downs, for the team and players alike, says our columnist. Comment

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tix blitz fix

The city is backing down after sending out a flurry of long-delayed traffic violations. Comments (15)

Pussy galore!

Expert in demonically possessed cats to give talk in Gowanus

Event: Cats — lovable family pets, or evil minions of Satan? Comments (1)

Me-Yow! Rocker David Yow releases book of cat pictures

Books: The legendary Jesus Lizard frontman is part punk, park cat lady. Comments (1)

Reporter’s notebook: FDNY’s got cooking talent

Dining: The story of how a cheese-stuffed, steak-topped burger took one scribe’s breath away. Comments (2)

The Brooklyn Paper: Not opening a Staten Island outlet

Page 1: Look, we don’t have anything against the Rock, but we can’t honestly say we’re not glad that a deep body of water seperates us from the southern tip of New York State. Sure, we might want to visit if the R train extended under the Narrows or over that expensive bridge (damn you, Robert Moses!), but that doesn’t mean we’re anxious to risk attack by deer so we could peddle our wares there. We’re happy where we are, the only place in the world that insists you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Meet the new boss: Ft. Hamilton welcomes new commander

Fort Hamilton: There is a new top dog at the Army base at Fort Hamilton. Comments (6)

War, peace, and tweens

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie dicusses the Middle East with her kids. Comment

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Excelsior excised! Park Slope gay bar closing after 15 years

Nightlife: The popular Park Slope gay bar Excelsior is closing on Sunday, but its owners say this final call won’t be their last. Comments (12)

Met loss! B’Hill Met Foods closure sparks shopper agita

Park Slope: The no-frills Boerum Hill grocery store’s planned August closure spells the end of affordable shopping in the neighborhood, according to residents who are demanding the building’s new owners allow the shop to st Comments (17)

Bridging the gulp! Brooklyn Brewery ponders trans-Narrows expansion

Branding Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s longest-running brewing company is eyeing opening up a factory across the Narrows on bucolic Staten Island. Comments (3)

Going for a spin! Clones sweep Lowell

The Ride: We see great things in baseball. It’s our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us. Comment

Keys to the castles! D’town bigs offer affordable-housing guidance

Downtown: A group of politicos, activists, and real estate industry types wants to make it easier to win the housing lottery Downtown. Comments (3)

Book-lyn Heights!

Event: Take a literary pub crawl through one of the borough’s most storied neighborhoods. Comment

The car-nage continues in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill

Fort Greene: Cops received reports of four car burglaries and four car thefts in the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this week, not counting the 20-car window-smashing spree on Park Avenue early on Tuesday morning. Here’s how the rest went down. Comment

Guitar heroes: Play ‘Rock Band’ for a good cause

Music: And your mom told you video games were a waste of time. Comment

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Window rain! Overnight car-smash spree on Park Avenue

Fort Greene: A crew of hooligans smashed the windows of 20 cars early on Tuesday morning in Fort Greene, police said. Comments (7)

The Bossert effect: Readers seek room reservations from us

Brooklyn Heights: Bossert Hotel fans are so hungry for information about the under-renovation Bossert Hotel, they are calling us to book a bed. Comments (2)

Cooking the books

Sunset Park: Sunset Park bookworms will have to sweat it out for a few more days before cooler air returns to the local library. Comments (1)

O-BAM-a! Prez honors Fort Greene arts venue

Art: The Brooklyn Academy of Music hit the White House yesterday. Comment

Win put Clones back at .500

The Ride: Our boys are back on even ground. Comment

Monday, July 28, 2014

Litigation treatment! Activists sue Methodist over expansion

Park Slope: These Slopers still have some fight left in them. Comments (25)

UPDATED: Delayed tickets have drivers fuming

This gives a whole new meaning to the term “ticket blitz.” Comments (58)

Glass to the music! Google funding Ft. Greene studio’s Parkinson’s-dance app

Dance: A Fort Greene dance center is trying to use Google’s nascent face-computer to help people with Parkinson’s disease get their groove back. Comments (1)

Help find this Fort Greene teen

Fort Greene: Police are asking for help finding a 16-year-old girl who they say disappeared from Fort Greene on Wednesday. Comment

Clones in it to win it against Spinners

The Ride: The Cyclones bats came back with a bang on Sunday night in Massachusetts. Comments (1)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cyclones come out of series vs. Lake Monsters on top

The Ride: The Mini-Mets bested the Vermont team in a nail-biter made more bearable by some family fun. Comment

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ferry timely! G’point boat service restored as G’s Queens connection cut

Greenpoint: The city promises that Greenpoint ferry service is coming back this morning, hours after the G train’s Queens tunnel shutdown. Comments (2)

Lake Monsters hose Clones at home

The Ride: The Vermont team brought the series to 1–1 on Friday night. The Cyclones try to redeem themselves at home this evening. Comment

Friday, July 25, 2014

Red Hook library privatization plan panned

Red Hook: Red Hookers want to close the book on a bid to carve up nearly half of the neighborhood’s library branch for a private group to rent out to artists. Last night members of the local community board said if the library moves forward without giving them more information, they are against it. Comments (11)

Break-in turns home invasion when W’burg woman walks in

Williamsburg: Police are on the hunt for a pair of thieves who they say burglarized a woman’s Williamsburg apartment and, when she walked in on them, trapped her and stole her laptop. Comments (6)

Ridge cops searching for larceny crew

Bay Ridge: Police are searching for four teens they say went on a cash- and purse-snatching spree in Bay Ridge on June 9. Comments (3)

Cyclones mop MCU Park with Lake Monsters

The Ride: The Cyclones’ success at home continued on Thursday as Scarlyn Reyes pitched perfectly into the fourth inning and the Clones picked up another win at home. Comment

Biz alliance honors builders

Williamsburg: Brooklyn is building momentum. Comment

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Funeral for Gowanus native Eric Garner turns sermon on NYPD brutality

Boerum Hill: Al Sharpton brought the fire and brimstone to a Boerum Hill church on Wednesday at the funeral for the Gowanus native who died last week after police put him in a chokehold on Staten Island. Comments (6)

Greenpoint ferry-dock repair down to the wire as G cutoff looms

Greenpoint: The G train’s Queens tunnel closure starts on Saturday and Greenpoint residents and a pol are freaking out about the fact that neighborhood ferry service still has not been restored. Comments (1)

Clones drop second straignt

The Ride: The mighty Ironbirds have been too much for our boys. Comment

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