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Yanks finally beat the Cyclones

Bay News: Salvaging something out of the three-game opener to the 2010 season, the Yankees beat the Cyclones 2-1 on the Rock. Comment

Cyclones take home opener from hated Yankees!

Bay News: The Cyclones have done it again — beaten the hated Staten Island Yankees for the second straight night, this time in the home opener at MCU Park. Comment

Cyclones take season opener from hated Yankees!

Bay News: The Cyclones started the 2010 season with a bang — make that five bangs — against their hated rivals, the Staten Island Yankees, taking the first of a three-game series with a convincing 5-3 victory on the Rock. Comment

Lobster shift! Waterfront Book Festival celebrates maritime literature

The waterfront has long been a source of inspiration for Brooklyn writers, from Walt Whitman to Budd Schulberg. Comment

Two stolen bikes recovered from Prospect Heights shop

Brooklyn Courier: Four down, 32 to go. Comment

You’re invited to a day of family fun

Coney Island's 20th Anniversary Sand Sculpting Contest & Unity Day Celebration and here's your invitation from its sponsor Astella Development Corporation. Comment

It’s no ‘Illuscination’ — new Ringling circus is solid entertainment

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey hails itself as “The Greatest Show on Earth,” but the latest incarnation of the company’s one-ring venture in Coney Island is more like “The Subtlest Circus on Earth.” Comment

Marathon BioBlitz makes eco-history in Jamaica Bay

BoroBeat: More birds flock to Brooklyn — naturally! Comment

New Domino a benefit to the community

Editorial: We are particularly pleased that the City Planning Commission has unanimously approved our “New Domino” plans, which will now advance for final consideration by the New York City Council. Comment

The New Domino: A benefit to Williamsburg

Editorial: We are particularly pleased that the City Planning Commission has unanimously approved our “New Domino” plans, which will now advance for final consideration by the New York City Council. Comment

Marty joins the pool party! Beep to don trunks to protest Double-D closure!

Brooklyn Courier: Add Borough President Markowitz’s voice — and his topless physique — to the chorus of opponents who are hot under the swim trunks at the city’s decision to close the “Double-D” public pool in Gowanus for budgetary reasons this summer. Comment

Going ‘Yard’! Cool Gowanus pop-up parties are back!

Brooklyn Courier: The BKLYN Yard is dead! Long live the BKLYN Yard! Comment

Market crash! City scrutiny scuttles Greenpoint food vendor gathering

Williamsburg: The organizer of the Greenpoint Food Market has decided to fold her 10-month-old indie eats bazaar in the face of a threat from city health officials to slap summonses on her vendors because they lack commercial food handling permits. Comment

Councilman Steve: Save the D&D Pool!

Brooklyn Courier: One week after the city announced that it would close the Douglass-Degraw pool this summer, the neighborhood’s councilman called the move disastrous and vowed to open the watering hole for his sweating constituents. Comment

More crime at Trader Joe’s!

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Bensonhurst board says get rid of corner litter baskets

Bay News: Bensonhurst residents are fearing mountains of garbage on the street if a local panel succeeds in getting the city to remove all the corner litter baskets in the neighborhood. Comment

City still trying to get Park Circle right

Flatbush: Even the city admits that it hasn’t fixed all the traffic problems at Park Circle. Comment

Loud and clear

Mill–Marine Courier: Fed up with the noise reverberating from a local rental hall, residents, police and politicos held a closed-door meeting with Party Central owner Carlo Muraco last week to tell him to turn it down. Comment

Woman nearly raped on quiet Carroll Gardens street

Brooklyn Courier: It can happen here — even on one of the quietest blocks in Carroll Gardens. Comment

Fix the BQE? Here are three ways

Brooklyn Heights: • Work with what we’ve got: Improve the existing highway from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street, a lower impact remedy that would spare the taking of property, but would not fully meet state design criteria along the entirety of the 1.5-mile stretch. Adding new traffic lanes, and an expansion on its current right-of-way are options in this scenario. Advantage: Cheaper. Disadvantage: Drivers don’t get 12-foot-wide lanes and safer curves and the roadway is more crowded Comment

The road ahead

Brooklyn Heights: It’s going to take more than a decade to fix the stretch of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street, a substandard roadway that is well past the end of its lifespan. Here’s how that process began and will roll on. Comment

‘Fiery’ talk from Furnaces co-founder

Ten years ago, Eleanor Friedberger didn’t have too many places to play in Greenpoint. Comment

Vandals attack BP station in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: A BP station on Williamsburg’s Southside was attacked by protesters angry at the ongoing ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Comment

Highway robbery! State is mulling taking Heights homes for BQE repair

Brooklyn Heights: Classic brownstones and other homes in historic Brooklyn Heights may be demolished by the state as part of the long-overdue effort to shore up and modernize the aging Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, state officials revealed this week. Comment

New Domino is just too big

Editorial: Last week, the City Planning Commission approved the redevelopment of the historic Domino Sugar factory by CPC Resources, the for-profit subsidiary of the Community Preservation Corporation, and the Katan Group, a luxury housing developer. Comment

Claws come out on Hendrickson Street

Mill–Marine Courier: Hendrickson cat fight Comment

Pedestrians invade Marine Park bike path

Mill–Marine Courier: The battle of the pedalers, power-walkers and pedestrians has begun! Comment

Sinful act: Sex abuse charges against Three Hierarchs teacher

Kings Courier: Teacher sex assault Comment

Shot with mom’s gun

A 15-year-old Flatlands boy was taken into custody on June 12 for shooting a friend with his mother’s gun. Comment

Cops shoot armed menace

Flatbush: NYPD shoot Comment

Gunmen raid bakery

Canarsie: Bakery raid Comment

A “Constantine” thorn in the side

Canarsie: Meet Canarsie’s Public Enemy Number 1: a drug-addicted parolee who raided 11 homes before being arrested and forced to go on a block-by-block tour of the neighborhood with investigators, giving them a tally of both the homes he victimized and the sins he committed. Comment

Deliveryman beaten

68th Precinct Comment

Death hangs over O’Dwyer Gardens

Bay News: Mom dies in Coney shooting Comment

Power outage! Coney station’s solar array is fueling disappointment

Bay News: The MTA’s “solar” roof at the Stillwell Avenue subway station is Coney Island’s biggest dog-and-pony show. Comment

Funky fresh sound

Hank & Cupcakes have been making music for over a decade, but it took moving to Brooklyn to put them on the map. Comment

Dyker Heights hates idea of new bike lanes

The city wants to paint a bike lane through the heart of Dyker Heights, but some residents of the car-dependent neighborhood think it will take away valuable space from their autos. Comment

Houston we have a draft pick: Bishop Ford’s Gomez goes to Astros

Bay News: Esteban Gomez heard he could be drafted as high as the eighth round. Instead, the Bishop Ford first baseman was taken by the Houston Astros in the 35th round on June 9. Comment

Lundy’s home to become home to surf and turf

Bay News: Surf and turf is coming back to Lundy’s. Comment

New marina plan makes waves in Sheepshead Bay

Bay News: A plan to build a private marina in Sheepshead Bay has some residents worried that their waterways will be clogged with sand. Comment

Butt we love to smoke!

Carrying buckets of used butts, anti-smoking advocates rallied on the boardwalk in Coney Island last week against smoking in city parks, saying our local beaches, while excellent for extinguishing cigarettes, are not ashtrays. Comment

State outdoor championships roundup: Brooklyn’s best shine

High School Sports: It was quite a performance by Brooklyn athletes at the New York State Federation outdoor track and field championship last weekend. Comment

Panaro’s homer will be one of PSAL softball lore

High School Sports: Nikki Panaro and new James Madison coach Jeff Meltzer clashed at times this season. Most of the time it had to do with the senior first baseman’s potential and significance to the team. Comment

All in the family: Mets draft Poly Prep’s J.J. Franco

High School Sports: J.J. Franco grew up with the Mets, playing video games with Cliff Floyd; shagging fly balls in the outfield at Shea Stadium, with his father, John Franco; and rubbing elbows with Mike Piazza and Al Leiter. Comment

Mermaid Parade returns on Saturday!

The Mermaid Parade returns to Coney Island this weekend, with shiny scales, elastic flippers and, yes, widespread nudity on Surf Avenue. Comment

Grit and bear it at this all-grits festival

Joe Pesci’s Vinny Gambini character in the movie “My Cousin Vinny” was probably the first Brooklynite to eat grits, but he sure won’t be the last. Comment

Empire state of mindlessness

Perspective: “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” Comment

Grand Kickoff to Library Summer Reading Program Brings Sesame Street to Brooklyn

BoroBeat: For a day, Sesame Street intersected Grand Army Plaza — and scores of the borough’s tykes were right at the heart of the excitement. Comment

Smacked into somersault! Car knocked around in Mill Basin, but lands wheels down

Mill–Marine Courier: Firefighters and paramedics from the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps fitted a motorist for a back brace on June 10 following a Mill Basin car accident that sparked a terrifying tumble for both the driver and the mini-van he was seated in. Comment
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Cyclones open tonight against the hated Yankees!

Cyclones: The good news is that this year’s team hates the Baby Bombers — as our exclusive video shows! Comments (1)
Coney Island: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey open in Coney Island — and Dooley likes it (for the most part). Comments (5)
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Play Misty for us — but don’t play ‘Chopsticks’!

Pianos are going to be scattered throughout Brooklyn starting on June 21 — but it’s your job to take control of them lest some yahoo sit down and start playing “Heart and Soul” for hours. Comment

Meet our valedictorian of the year!

Checkin’ in with: Steven Bove of Bishop Ford HS is one of Brooklyn’s top graduates. He chatted with us about his future. Comments (1)
Gowanus: Add Borough President Markowitz’s voice — and his topless physique — to the chorus of opponents who are hot under the swim trunks at the city’s decision to close the “Double-D” public pool in Gowanus for budgetary reasons this summer. Comments (6)

Labor Day Parade organizers demand more time 

Labor Day Parade organizers say shortening their parade will kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Comments (14)

Going ‘Yard’! Cool Gowanus pop-up parties are back!

Gowanus: The BKLYN Yard is dead! Long live the BKLYN Yard! Comments (6)

Update! N. Eighth tenants back on the street!

Williamsburg: Less than two days after returning to their homes for the first time in a year, the beleaguered tenants of a troubled Williamsburg building are out on the street again after construction work again undermined the building’s foundation. Comments (1)

Zuzu’s ghost? Fire-gutted shops to be torn down on Seventh

Park Slope: A long-cursed pair of Seventh Avenue storefronts destroyed in a fire six years ago are finally being demolished to make room for new retail — and the rumor is Petco. Comments (1)
How about this for a story: LeBron James is looking to move to Brooklyn! Comments (1)
Awesome: Poems about Brooklyn obviously aren’t lost in translation for comic actor Bill Murray. Comments (4)

Councilman Steve: Save the D&D Pool!

Gowanus: One week after the city announced that it would close the Douglass-Degraw pool this summer, the neighborhood’s councilman called the move disastrous and vowed to open the watering hole for his sweating constituents. Comments (6)

Market crash! City scrutiny scuttles Greenpoint food vendor gathering

Shopping: The organizer of the Greenpoint Food Market has decided to fold her 10-month-old indie eats bazaar in the face of a threat from city health officials to slap summonses on her vendors because they lack commercial food handling permits. Comments (8)

Grit and bear it at this all-grits festival

Event: Joe Pesci’s Vinny Gambini character in the movie “My Cousin Vinny” was probably the first Brooklynite to eat grits, but he sure won’t be the last. Comment

City still trying to get Park Circle right

Mean Streets: Even the city admits that it hasn’t fixed all the traffic problems at Park Circle. Comment

Mermaid Parade returns on Saturday!

Event: This is an eye-popping good time. Comments (1)
The MTA’s “solar” roof at the Stillwell Avenue subway station is Coney Island’s biggest dog-and-pony show. Comment
Downtown: Forget soccer. This month, Brooklyn is the international home of swordplay as the Fencing World Cup comes to the Marriott from June 18-20. Comments (1)

Woman nearly raped on quiet Carroll Gardens street

Carroll Gardens: It can happen here — even on one of the quietest blocks in Carroll Gardens. Comments (11)
Dining: Sherri Eisenberg has traveled the world as a travel writer, and has found that nothing compares to Brooklyn’s culinary scene. Comment
Music: Forty years ago, one of the most seminal jazz albums — Miles Davis’s “Bitches Brew” — was released, a record that changed the course of music history. Hear why on Saturday night. Comment

Head to this ‘Williamsburger’ BBQ on June 21

Dining: Brooklyn’s got plenty of burgers, hot dogs and live music, but at the fourth annual Williamsburgers and Wieners BBQ, you can get all three for free. Comment

Pharmacy robbed by mullet- and gun-wielding thief

Bay Ridge: This thief wanted Oxycodone from a Fourth Avenue pharmacy. Comments (1)

‘Hill’ street blues on Vanderbilt as city agency ponders move

Clinton Hill: More than 3,000 workers and Human Resources Administration clients could be coming to Vanderbilt Avenue. Comments (5)

The time has come: Park Slope should become a kibbutz

Smartmom: Smartmom outlines the pros (and a few cons) of commune life. Comments (5)

Mercy, mercy them! Blowouts dominate Sunday kickball

Greenpoint: Bottom line? Never Scared is on a roll. Comment

Hot food gossip — including a new biergarten

Foodie-in-Chief: Better rev up that appetite — it’s been a tasty few weeks in the county of Kings. Here’s the best of the borough’s openings, closings, and of course, restaurant rumors. Comments (1)

Hidden history

Hidden history

Event: One of Brooklyn’s prized historical sites — the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights — will host the first annual “NYC Underground Railroad Festival.” Comments (2)
Art: An art gallery in DUMBO isn’t the coziest place to spend a week, but it certainly could be worse. Comment

Hipster loses his cool on Jamaican trip in hot new film — screening tomorrow!

Cinema: A pair of Brooklyn filmmakers has taken two of the fundamental aspects of the borough — hipsters and West Indian culture — and thrown them together in a road trip-flick that is earning awards on the festival circuit. Comment

Vandals attack BP station in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: The Gulf of Mexico disaster hits home for a guy who had nothing to do with it (well, directly, at least). Comments (11)

Here it is, folks — this week’s celebrity shot

Awesome: He’s named DeKay, but there’s no rot on this hunk and a half. Comment

Peace march for new mosque gets ugly

A peace march to support for a controversial proposal for a mosque in Sheepshead Bay turned ugly on Thursday after residents jeered marchers, most of whom were from outside the area. Comments (13)

Steve seeks Cohn-tinuity!

Committeman Confrontation: For the promotion of Brooklyn’s most obscure political elected office, it sure was one heck of a party. Comment

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