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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

America the booze-iful! W’burg bar creates a cocktail for every state

Dining: A drive to all 50 states would take a long time — especially when you factor in Hawaii. But a new Williamsburg bar is offering an alcohol-soaked road trip that will allow patrons to circumnavigate the states from the comfort of their bar stools. Comments (2)

Novel paints complex picture of artists in 1930s Paris

February Houses: Paris is yearning. Comment

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Letting off steam! Transit Museum to throw steampunk party

Nightlife: Downtown is getting steamy! Comment

Hole in fun! Marine Park Oktoberfest includes cornhole tournament

Event: Beers, bratwursts, and … beanbags? Comment

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

States of inebriation

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist tackles some of the 50 U.S. state-themed cocktails at Kilo Bravo bar in Williamsburg. Comments (1)

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Farewell to the ferry

Bay Ridge: Ferry service to Sunset Park will likely end in October. Comments (1)

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: The Dumbo Arts Fest, a month-long horror movie marathon, the Atlantic Antic, and more great things to do in Brooklyn Sept. 26–Oct. 1. Comments (1)

PHOTOS: Kings Theatre on its way to coronation

Cinema: Watch the throne. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Rumble in the Ridge

Bay Ridge: Sparks flew at the Bay Ridge Community Council’s “Great Bay Ridge Debate” on Sept. 23, but in the case of indicted incumbent Congressman Michael Grimm, the stage was all his. Comments (1)

Soggy doggies! Cobble Hill photographer snaps wet pooches

Art: These photos really made a splash. Comments (1)

Revenge porn, patent trolls targets of tech-minded law prof

Circuit Lord: This law professor is creating a one-stop shop for tech legal problems, and training the next generation of techie attorneys in the process. Comment

Brooklyn musicians play tribute to Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson

Music: Break out the rhinestones and herbal refreshments. Comments (1)

Night shift! Dumbo Arts Fest exhibit looks at life after work

Art: What do New Yorkers do when they aren’t at work? A group of part-time photographers are trying to find out in their own spare time. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper: Still not featuring ‘Bloom County’

Page 1: Nope. You won’t find Bill the Cat or Opus here, even if we did vote for them back in ‘84. But we are looking for a cartoonist in the Breathed-Waterson-Larson tradition. If you know what that means, e-mail some samples to vdimiceli@cnglocal.com. Just make sure to keep the words in the bubbles. Oh, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

Finding my way back to happy

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie breaks down her way of keeping a smile on her face. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Game, set, and cabbage patch: Tiny tennis club opens in Gowanus

Gowanus: Finally, a private, indoor, miniature tennis club for kids! Comment

Art by the masses: B’wick gallery gives world the keys, paint roller

Art: A Bushwick art gallery is taking the do-it-yourself ethos to new extremes by inviting the public inside to do whatever, whenever. Comment

A bridge too far

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge councilman asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to honor the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge by rolling the toll back to its 1964 price of $1.00 per round trip Nov. 21, but the Authority told the councilman that’s one bridge it won’t cross. Comments (23)

Cats’s cradle grows in Fort Greene

Fort Greene: Billionaire and mayoral also-ran John Catsimatidis is planning a 32-story tower as the final piece of his four-building development along Myrtle Avenue, permits show. Comments (1)

All the Brooklyn locations in BAM’s subway film series

Cinema: Don’t waste your money on movies that only feature other, lesser boroughs. Comments (4)

Roughing it! Artist builds kitchen out of sandpaper in Dumbo

Art: What’s cooking? Gender politics. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Police: Guy went for the jugular on Montague Street

Brooklyn Heights: Cops arrested a man who they say stabbed another man in the neck, severing his jugular vein in the early afternoon on busy Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights on Sept. 22. Comment

Business boosters seek to scrub sidewalks of clothing bins

Downtown: Neighborhoods above Prospect Park have been hit by the scourge of illegal, sidewalk-hogging clothing donation bins that have long plagued commercial corridors in Bay Ridge and elsewhere, according to business groups that are backing proposed Council legislation to tighten restrictions on the boxes. Comments (4)

Fruit of the zoom: W’burgers face off at adult pinewood derby

Art: They may not be Boy Scouts, but they have mastered the esoteric art of the model-car race. Comments (2)

Cops: Help us find fiend who mugged elderly man in Midwood

Midwood: Police are looking for a guy who they say robbed a senior in Midwood on Sept. 17. Comment

NYPD: Handicapped W’burg man home safe

Williamsburg: An elderly Williamsburg man who suffers from dementia and vanished on Sunday had been found as of early Tuesday morning, police said. Comment

Flatbush Frolic rings in fall

Event: Cortelyou Road was on a stroll last weekend. Comment

Rolling out the green carpet in Brooklyn Heights

Event: Merchants opened up their doors for the annual Montague Street Summer Space festival on Sunday. The street fair closed two blocks of the road to traffic, and in one section, organizers rolled out a temporary lawn down the center. Comments (1)

Boys, girls walk in the sun at Nickelodeon play-date in P’Park

Parenting: Kids just want to have fun. Comment

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

White fight! Vandal wages one-person battle against Flatbush gentrification

Ever wonder what the opposite of white flight is? Well, here is your answer. Comments (41)

Port of gall: Red Hookers blast port for booming parties

Nightlife: Neighbors of the Red Hook Container Terminal say they weren’t notified about a recent rager at the port facility and that upcoming party plans should be canceled because the area is no place for bass. Comments (6)

Starbucks rebuffed for stealth tactic in W’burg booze bid

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s community board has sent coffee giant Starbucks back to the drawing board after it left its name off the paperwork for a liquor license at its second location in the neighborhood. Comments (8)

Ridge jeweler seeks Martha Stewart $ to bring it all back home

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge jewelry designer is a finalist in a contest run by home decorating juggernaut Martha Stewart that could net her business a $10,000 prize, and she wants to use the winnings to move her manufacturing operation from Manhattan to Brooklyn, she said. Comments (1)

Arrest in Clinton Hill double sex-assault

Clinton Hill: Police arrested one suspect but are still looking for a second in connection with a pair of sexual assaults of the same woman that took place an hour apart in Clinton Hill on Aug. 31. Comment

Police seek Gowanus groper, would-be home invader

Gowanus: Cops are after a braces-wearing, teen scoundrel who they say tried to push his way into a woman’s Gowanus Houses apartment and groped her this summer. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Carmine comes out strong against violence

Sunday Screech: The Screecher says there’s a better way to work out your frustrations — on the dance floor! Comment

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Page master: Our expert guide to the Brooklyn Book Festival

Books: Book this in to your schedule now! Comments (2)

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

NYU ditches LICH deal

Hospitals in Crisis: Late last night New York University backed out of its role as a medical partner in the redevelopment scheme aimed at turning the former Long Island College Hospital campus into luxury housing with a healtchare component, throwing the whole sale into question. Comments (7)

Brooklyn Scots on the rocks after independence vote fails

Politics: Last night, three thousand miles away from Scotland, Scottish ex-pats and Americans of Scottish descent gathered at Brooklyn bars to toss back pints and watch the poll results flow in. Comments (2)

Live poets society meets at Bay Ridge bar

Nightlife: A poetry club in Bay Ridge? Get outta here! Comments (1)

Wheeling and dealing: Pro-business group deploys roving consulting van

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is now offering house calls for small businesses. Comment

Drama on the high seas in Red Hook

Theater: A roving band of seafaring actors has embarked on a string of performances of its show “Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire” at Gowanus Bay Terminal — aboard a 98-feet-long tall ship. Comments (4)

Quaker growth: Brooklyn Friends School expands Downtown

Downtown: This circle of friends is getting bigger. Comments (1)

Cops on patrol for pair rolling stolen goods in suitcase

Fort Greene: A pair of burglars stole a bunch of gadgets from a Fort Greene apartment on Sept. 14, then, apparently having difficulty carrying them, broke into a second pad on the same block and grabbed a wheeled suitcase to cart them off, police reported. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Cosmos soccer clinic out of this world

Park Slope: Slope kids kicked for the stars this week at a soccer tutorial hosted by the Long Island pro team the New York Cosmos. Comments (1)