Digital editions: How do we love The Brooklyn Paper’s print edition — let us count the ways: 1) It is jam packed with breaking news stories; 2) It is an invaluable resource guide to all the upcoming events of which you want to partake; 3) It has a great column about lard bread! 4) It has a wonderful guide to booming new Washington Avenue; 5) It has our beloved police blotters and 6) It has Trey Dooley’s latest review! It’s as good as it gets! Read more…

Now that’s the spirits! Brooklyn Brewery founder moves on to the hard stuff

Raise a glass! Tom Potter started with beer, but now he wants to open the city’s first distillery — in Brooklyn. Comment

Lard and clear! Carroll Gardens bakery is stuffing our troops

Brooklyn Angle: Here’s a story about a great bakery, a great lard bread and a great tradition. Comments (5)
Greenpoint: Replacing Greenpoint’s decaying Kosciuszko Bridge might make the roadway safer for drivers, but reconstructing the overpass could also displace more than a dozen local businesses from the shadow of the span. Comments (3)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The ongoing fight between Mayor Bloomberg and the federal government over the cleanup of the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal is not just about protecting proposed real-estate projects, but also the city treasury. Comments (14)

By George! Washington Avenue is making a comeback

Nightlife: Ken Crichlow remembers when the drug of choice on Washington Avenue was crack cocaine, not microbrews served in weird tall beakers with wooden stands. Comments (2)
Clinton Hill: OK, so it’s not Atlantic Yards, but St. Joseph’s College has unleashed the borough’s second-most-divisive fight over a basketball arena by unveiling plans to build an athletic center on a landmark block of Clinton Hill. Comments (9)

A slasher is loose at the Brooklyn Museum

Cartoon: Our cartoonist, Cristian Fleming, weighs in on the Museum’s financial problems. Comments (3)

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, the chairman of Community Board 2 objects to our recent editorial, plus letters about overweight people, Gersh’s search for a cookie, and a composure who sued the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Here’s one precinct house you won’t mind being locked up in! Comment

Another mugging

Bay Ridge: The mugging — a staple of the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights police blotter — is back! Plus other crime news from the neighborhoods’ 68th Precinct. Comment

‘Hurst to first: Station rehabs are back on track

Dyker Heights: Subways repairs to the dilapidated D and M lines are back on track, thanks to $242 million in federal stimulus money that will be routed towards the decrepit stations. Comments (2)

Bread and circuses at Coney

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board sees a bright summer at Coney Island — but lingering problems once the tent stakes are pulled up. Comments (2)

All’s ‘Fare’ as Downtown gets a fancy new supermarket

Shopping: The corner of Hoyt and Schermerhorn Streets in Downtown Brooklyn isn’t exactly known for its food, but that will change with the addition of Brooklyn Fare, an independent market that opened this week. Comments (3)
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DUMBO: The City Planning Commission voted overwhelmingly to support a controversial tower next to the Brooklyn Bridge — though the building’s 18-story wing will be shaved by one story. Comments (7)

‘Giant’ news! They Might Be Giants reveal Prospect Park show

Awesome: Another day, another giant piece of concert news: They Might Be Giants revealed on Tuesday that the band will be doing a “free family concert” in Prospect Park on July 11. Comment

Wham BAM! Theater for a New Audience project is reeling

BAM District: A renowned Shakespearean theater company is taking a page out of a horror movie script rather than something written by the Bard in its long-stalled attempt to build a home in the battered BAM Cultural District — the plan appears to be back from the dead, its architect said this week. Comments (5)

Coney Boardwalk could be ‘Sitt’-ing pretty

Coney Island: Landowner Joe Sitt says signs like these on the Boardwalk are a thing of the past. Comments (2)

Pro wrestling comes to Fort Greene

Event: Pro wrestlers are getting ready to piledrive Fort Greene in a raucous May 1 donnybrook. Comment

Cherries are popping at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Event: The annual cherry blossom festival is back next weekend. Comments (2)

Fort Greene author finds that misery loves company

Books: Suzanne Guillette collected stories of sadness — and found a way out of her own. Comment
Awesome: This is the biggest news since Dylan! Wilco. Keyspan Park. July 13. Free tickets from The Brooklyn Paper. Comments (1)

Pulitzer Prize goes to Boerum Hill’s Lynn Nottage!

First she was a certifiable genius — now Boerum Hill’s Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize winner. Comment
Politicrasher: It’s now a seven-for-all to succeed David Yassky in the City Council. Comments (19)

The problem? Smartmom isn’t bad ENOUGH

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it’s Smartmom day on This week, Smartmom complains that she’s not a bad enough mother to get in on the latest publishing trend: memoirs and confessions from “bad” parents. Yep, she missed the boat again. Comments (1)
Fort Greene: A long-running fight over a popular section of Fort Greene Park that has been turned into a dustbowl by pick-up soccer players appears to be nearing a happy settlement, thanks to the help of the local councilwoman. Comments (10)
Prospect Heights: The cash-strapped Brooklyn Museum quietly announced a bevy of emergency measures including cancelling a major art exhibition, furloughing all staff, slashing salaries and offering buyouts to its 281 full-time employees. Comments (6)

Hate the fare hike? Here’s your song!

Rhythm & News: Frank Hoier sings his new protest ditty, “Mister MTA Blues,” live from our Metrotech offices! Comment

The hits and misses of the UniverSoul Circus

Dooley Noted: Our kids music, mime and puppetry reviewer takes a look at the UniverSoul Circus. Comments (3)

Pork lovers paradise in Park Slope

Dining: Set your calendars — Sunday, May 3 — for a great pork-filled day. Comments (2)

Hugh got it! Smartmom’s elusive spouse steps out with photo show

Art: You know him as Hepcat, the brooding, sometimes ornery, sometimes unemployed, husband behind the award-winning Smartmom, but Hugh Crawford is also the Ansel Adams of Brooklyn. Comments (3)
Coney Island: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will have a summer engagement in Coney Island, Mayor Bloomberg announced last week, one month after The Brooklyn Paper first reported the so-called Greatest Show on Earth would be coming to the People’s Playground. Comments (4)
Shopping: This is one shop that will really get your motor running — finally. Comments (5)

BAM! That was a great night!

Awesome: Merce Cunningham is honored — and all the stars drink, dance and hang at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday night. Comment
Development: Brooklyn is for sale — but nobody is buying. Comments (18)
Park Slope: Imagine this: A two-way, protected bike lane on Prospect Park West, plus one fewer lane for cars. It’s a biker’s dream — and it is moving towards reality. Read more…
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (1)

Gersh’s fruitless cookie search!

Downtown plan: As you know, The Brooklyn Paper is now happily ensconsed in our new Metrotech offices in Downtown Brooklyn — but watch the hilarity ensue when Editor Gersh Kuntzman tries to leave the compound for a cookie! It’s a romp through Downtown that you’ll see only at Comments (4)
Event: A newly opened Greenpoint beer seller will celebrate May Day (a day late, but who’s counting?) with a petting zoo — but the only animals on display will be of the human variety. Comments (1)

Speck Mountain joins the “Smash or Trash” honor roll

Smash or Trash: They wanted our review before their show next Sunday — but then cancelled the show. Too bad, because the Smash or Trash team actually liked their song. Comments (1)

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