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Stan gets bold — faced names

Heat! Sweltering, miserable, roasting, 110 degrees in Yankee Stadium, painful heat. While I am irritated and annoyed, let me tell about other things that bug me. Comment

Call it ‘Fulton Mess’ as city begins major repairs

Brooklyn Heights: No, those aren’t toddlers being shepherded through the intersection of Fulton and Jay Streets with a rope; they’re adults on the Fulton Mall, where traffic got even worse last week as part of an ongoing city repair project. Comment

Weather or not, it was a great party

Perspective: I coined the term “WeatherISTS” (weather terrorists) because it describes the terror you are bombarded with from meteorologists every single time you plan a function, event, trip, wedding, outing or block party. Comment

Shakespeare — stripped down!

Summer has always been a ripe time for productions of Shakespeare’s wildly popular “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” often as a light breeze suitable for children. Comment

Our exclusive Mus-o-meter registers Wakey!Wakey!

The music of Wakey!Wakey! music can be heard from Mercury Lounge to a CW television show, with raves from Spin to USA Today — which says a lot about the band’s widespread appeal. Mike Grubbs fronts the operation both on keys and vocals, both of which tend toward the theatrical. But to get a true sense of what the band’s all about, we leave that up to the math of our exclusive Mus-o-meter. Comment

Bodega bash

Brooklyn Paper: 77th Precinct Comment

An ugly loss for the Cyclones

Bay News: Cyclones 4 Comment

This slick burlesque show will benefit Gulf oil victims

The Gulf Coast is a mess thanks to BP, but at least there’s a cool show to raise money for the clean-up. Comment

Wakey!Wakey! goes through the Algorhythm

The music of Wakey!Wakey! music can be heard from Mercury Lounge to a CW television show, with raves from Spin to USA Today — which says a lot about the band’s widespread appeal. Mike Grubbs fronts the operation both on keys and vocals, both of which tend toward the theatrical. But to get a true sense of what the band’s all about, we leave that up to the math of our exclusive Algorhythm. Comment

A win with a ‘Cherry’ on top

Bay News: Cyclones 8 Comment

Another dead cyclist — and cops hunt hit-and-run truck driver

Williamsburg: A truck driver for a New Jersey-based waste collector who recklessly killed a 24-year-old cyclist in a hit-and-run accident last week remains on the loose. Comment

This Cyclone win was a laugher

Bay News: Cyclones 8 Comment

Hear this ‘Swell’ act at the band shell on July 30

The unlikely pairing of Irish rocker Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Markéta Irglová has been charming listeners since the understated 2007 musical “Once” introduced the world to their heart-felt folk rock, even earning them an Oscar for “Falling Slowly.” Comment

New bid to save Minerva-Statue of Liberty view plane

Brooklyn Paper: Green-Wood Cemetery’s Roman Goddess of War is about to clash with her toughest foe to date: city bureaucracy. Comment

B-b-b-b-b-bad! George Thorogood’s movin’ on over on July 29

This show is guaranteed to be b-b-b-b-b-bad. Comment

The Fourth Avenue flood! Heavy rain brings not-quite-Biblical damage

Brooklyn Paper: Fourth Avenue and Carroll Street was inundated Tuesday afternoon with filthy water rising as high as car tires — once again infuriating locals in the flood-prone area. Comment

What anti-incumbent mood? Many many lawmakers are running unopposed

So much for that “anti-incumbent” mood! Comment

Powell gets free shots at debate no-show Towns

It looks like this re-energized bunny has already run out of juice. Comment

Cyclones beat the Scrappers

Bay News: Scrappers 4 Comment

With the Clones, the hits just keep on coming

Bay News: Scrappers 4 Comment

A man, a van, a plan — horror at Slope Barnes and Noble

Brooklyn Paper: A literature lover went rogue on Thursday, swiping tomes from the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope before struggling with a cop, breaking free and stealing and crashing a van. Comment

Stealing water from a baby!

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

Still Brooklyn’s Iron Man — but is age catching up to senior Achilles?

The fastest senior citizen in the borough is fresh off two more gold medal victories, but there’s one unstoppable force that he can’t beat: aging. Comment

Barista claims that Ozzie’s owners are java fiends

Brooklyn Paper: A barista fired from the popular Seventh Avenue coffee bar Ozzie’s is claiming home-brewed harassment! Comment

What’s on tap? Opera

Opera on Tap is known for taking opera out of stuffy opera houses and bringing it where it belongs (in bars) — and now the group is going outdoors. Comment

Watts the deal?

Five days after the summer’s first heat wave came to a merciful end, parts of southern Brooklyn were still being scorched by Con Ed. Comment

Shake it to this Polaroid exhibition

The retro appeal of the Polaroid hasn’t died, even in the age of the ultimate in instant photography — the digital camera. Comment

Lookin’ good!

Brooklyn Paper: Gowanus, get ready for your close-up. Comment

State records show Radiac has been fined three times

Williamsburg: A radioactive waste processing company that the state legislature is moving to shutter has received three violations for not following safety protocols over the past 10 years, state environmental officials revealed. Comment

Cyclones win big in Lowell

Bay News: Cyclones 12 Comment

Come up and see this Mae West-inspired cafe sometime

Williamsburg: Go West, artsy Brooklynites! Comment

‘Tramp’ gets the classy treatment at Celebrate Brooklyn

Charlie Chaplin was the The Tramp, but there’s nothing low-class about the upcoming multi-media tribute to the silent film legend. Comment

Bike lanes give everyone a brake

Perspective: About time. Comment

CB15 will give auto shop owner gas pains over filling station proposal

Canarsie: A local auto reprair shop is making Theresa Scavo’s Spidey sense tingle! Comment

Board backs housing on former Culver Shuttle land

Flatbush: The city is moving ahead with a plan to create affordable housing on a strip of land that was once an elevated train line. Comment

LIU hopes winning formula starts with locals

George Washington southpaw Nestor Bautista and John Adams right-hander Rafael Guerrero. FDR catcher Melvin Rios, Bishop Ford catcher Mike Molbury, and Telecommunications outfielder Stan Simmons. Comment

Busy summer ahead for Lincoln’s Williams

High School Sports: The summer is a time to relax. Go to the beach, barbecue, or take a vacation. Comment

Stars and Stripes for Xaverian’s Soto

High School Sports: Elvin Soto’s meteoric rise continues. Comment

Mud-slinging on Montague! Protesters say Ricky’s backs Israel’s ‘illegal’ occupation

The centuries-old Middle East conflict turned into a bizarre form of mud-slinging on quiet Montague Street on Friday when protesters demanded that the Ricky’s cosmetics shop stop selling a dirt-based cosmetic that, apparently, is helping Israel’s “illegal” occupation of the West Bank. Comment

Disband the embarrassingly inefficient MTA and restore our service

Perspective: One of the first complaints I heard at State Sen. Marty Golden’s (R–Bay Ridge) town hall meeting at St. Finbar’s was from a very upset senior, a lady devastated and now totally lost without transportation since the loss of the B64 bus that she depended upon. Comment

Hear this ‘Siren’ song on Saturday

All music compasses point south this weekend. Comment

Youth will be served — literally! — at AYSO this fall

When you’re 14, it isn’t easy getting slide-tackled by a 19-year-old striker with 40 more pounds of brawn. Comment

Stan profiles his latest cruise

Perspective: One day last week, on the way to the airport, we made a quick stop at the bank to cash a check. It was not only necessary to produce my ID, I had to provide a thumbprint as well. Later at the terminal, it was necessary for us to hand the man our driver’s licenses as we checked our luggage. Before being allowed to move through the security line, a woman in uniform asked for them again. After landing, my ID was requested once more at the Avis counter. Carol commented that we had to produce our government-generated photo IDs four times in one day and the day was only half over. Comment

An ‘Angel’ returns from the 2001 champs

Bay News: Angel Pagan, the Mets speedy centerfielder, visited MCU Park last week for ceremonial purposes — but his presence reminded longtime fans that this Cyclones team could accomplish the same great things that Pagan’s inaugural Cyclones team achieved. Comment

Benefit concert booted from Asser Levy band shell — citing same law Marty flouts!

A concert promoter who hosted an autism benefit last Friday was barred at the last minute from rocking the same band shell in Asser Levy Park where Borough President Markowitz holds his annual summer concert series — and the city cited the same anti-noise code that Markowitz has apparently flouted for decades. Comment

Win streak ends with bad loss in Lowell

Bay News: Cyclones 2 Comment

Water slide park sunk! Red tape gets in the way of cool Brooklyn fun

In the midst of a record-smashing heatwave, an all-too-familiar villain is keeping sweating Brooklynites from a new water park at Coney Island — bureaucratic red tape. Comment

Senior scammer

68th Precinct Comment

Fiendish find

Kings Courier: Fiendish find Comment

Bullets over Breukelen

Canarsie: Bullets over Breukelen Comment

Harsh words for the ‘evil doers’

Perspective: Let me get this straight, they can hang a 7-year-old boy for allegedly spying and stone a woman to death for allegedly cheating on her husband, but an artist can’t launch an “Everybody Draw Muhammed Day” campaign because it is debased and blasphemous? Comment

Role playing

Mill–Marine Courier: Fiendish find Comment

Crime on the rise

Mill–Marine Courier: A string of burglaries in the Mill Basin and Marine Park area has merchants buying new security systems and residents fearing for the safety of their homes. Comment

The Tish card! Cohn mocks rival over endorsement by lawsuit-filing pol

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s feisty District Leader candidates aren’t just launching attacks at each other — now they’re going after surrogates! Comment

Breaking and entering: and sleeping!

Bay News: Synagogue looted Comment

A Shore problem

Bay News: The death of a 52-year-old Batchelder Street man killed while exiting his car on Shore Boulevard in Manhattan Beach on Monday night has sparked new calls for safer streets. Comment

Bloomy to Marty: Keep those concerts down!

On the eve of the first summer concert in Asser Levy Park, Mayor Bloomberg warned Borough President Markowitz that if the music gets too loud, Thursday night’s concert would be the last. Comment

The ‘Sixth’ Sense! State to widen bad Gowanus off-ramp

Bay News: The dangerous exit ramp from the Gowanus Expressway at Sixth Avenue will be widened from one lane to two under a plan to make traffic move more safely and more freely. Comment

Rebel hell! Southerners defeat Bklyn kickballers in all-star game

Let the record show that on Sunday night, the South rose again — in kickball. Comment

And in this week’s league action

In a colossal rematch of the Brooklyn Kickball League’s top two teams, second-ranked Brooklyn United asserted its authority over top-ranked Never Scared, defeating the purple players, 6-1. Comment

Taxicab confession! Coney beauty killer is driving himself to jail

Crime: An unhinged Coney Island cabbie who often offered free rides to pretty neighborhood girls was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison on July 8 for killing and hacking up one of the beauties. Comment

Cops padlock ‘violent’ Dyker nightclub

A controversial Dyker Heights night club has been padlocked by police. Comment

In Hinds sight

Flatbush: The second time was the charm for Terry Hinds, who was elected chairman of Community Board 17 in East Flatbush during a run-off election on June 30. Comment

A big green mess along the Paerdegat Basin?

Canarsie: The last phases of a massive environmental restoration project are underway along Paerdegat Basin — but the final stages of the state-mandated work are also proving to be the most controversial. Comment

Fun, fun, fun with the Beach Boys

Saturday Comment

Lookin’ good! Meet our first Double-D hottie

Gowanus: And look out for our photographer this weekend at the beloved Gowanus watering hole. Comments (1)
Politicrasher: A great yarn about the hour when men become candidates and candidates become scared little boys. Comments (21)
Park Slope: A Park Slope elementary school that has had more than 50 Apple laptops stolen in the past two months may not receive replacement computers. The still new MacBooks, which were stolen from PS 107 on Eighth Avenue on two occasions over the past two months, made up the majority of school’s computer supply. Comments (13)
Greenwood Heights: Green-Wood Cemetery’s Roman Goddess of War is about to clash with her toughest foe to date: city bureaucracy. Comments (3)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The clean-up of the smelly Gowanus Canal is really going to stink for people in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comments (1)

With the Clones, the hits just keep on coming

Cyclones: And so do the wins. Comments (1)
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On the new mechanical bull — a video exclusive!

Campbell’s Soup: Some guy named Andy Campbell who said he was a reporter here got on the bull and rode it (more or less). Join Gersh Kuntzman as he covers this mediocre effort. Comments (2)

Buttermilk Channel’s skirt steak is a heck of dish

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Ordering the skirt steak at any ol’ eatery can yield a grab bag of results — a bland, heavily oiled or overcooked beef slab can leave you wishing you ordered something a little more exciting. But we’re proud to show off the one at Buttermilk Channel, which is not only the best thing we ate this week, but quite possibly the best skirt steak anywhere outside of Argentina. Comment

Dead goose walking?

Dead goose walking?

Meadows of Shame: Two geese showed up at Prospect Park lake yesterday, blissfully unaware that a date with the gas chamber apparently awaits. Comments (10)
Digital editions: You don’t want to wait until Friday to read our full coverage of the federal slaughter of hundreds of geese in Prospect Park. Sure, we’ve kept you up to date on the Web, but there’s nothing like clicking the link above and downloading our entire edition in seconds. And remember, whenever geese are slaughtered anywhere, head to BrooklynPaper.com first for the fullest coverage around. Read more…

Tree branch madman is caught! Arborsault ends for now

Prospect Heights: A serial tree branch breaker in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights is finally in custody — bringing to an end to a months-long reign of arborsault the likes of which Brooklyn has never seen. Comment

Bust out? Report shows that the worst of the real estate crisis is over

Development: The worst of the housing market crash is over. Comments (1)

Cyclones beat the Scrappers

Cyclones: First place belongs to the Clones! Comment
Park Slope: Fourth Avenue and Carroll Street was inundated Tuesday afternoon with filthy water rising as high as car tires — once again infuriating locals in the flood-prone area. Comment

Fun, fun, fun with the Beach Boys

Music: Nothing says summer quite like the music of The Beach Boys. Comments (8)

Editorial: Fed geese slaughter was wrong

Meadows of Shame: The federal government’s slaughter of more than 250 geese in Prospect Park last week was a horrifying crime that not only calls into question our abilities as stewards of the earth, but also our core values as a species. Comments (22)
Park Slope: A Park Slope elementary school that had 30 laptops stolen last month has been hit again, with thieves taking 21 more MacBook computers on Monday. Comments (8)

Witnesses: SUV driver ran red light in Vespa crash

Fort Greene: A beloved Fort Greene mother of three was killed last Thursday when her Vespa was slammed by a speeding SUV that witnesses said ran a red light. Comments (37)

Cyclones win big in Lowell

Cyclones: Team is in a virtual tie for first with the hated Yankees! Comment

What’s on tap? Opera

Music: Opera on Tap is known for taking opera out of stuffy opera houses and bringing it where it belongs (in bars) — and now the group is going outdoors. Comment

Shake it to this Polaroid exhibition

Art: The retro appeal of the Polaroid hasn’t died, even in the age of the ultimate in instant photography — the digital camera. Comment
Meadows of Shame: Prospect Park was in mourning on Tuesday, as Brooklynites wrestled with the horrifying news that around 250 geese had been sent to the gas chamber to protect airplanes flying thousands of feet overhead. Comments (20)
Fort Greene: What anti-incumbent mood, the 28-year lawmaker seems to be saying. Comments (10)

Machine politics! City unveils new voting machines in Boerum Hill

Boerum Hill: Election Day came early in Boerum Hill this week as candidates Vanilla and Chocolate vied for Best Ice Cream flavor — and who cares who won, at least it was a fair election! Comments (3)
Though he supports Borough President Markowitz’s concert series, Mayor Bloomberg did tell the beep to make sure his concert series doesn’t get too noisy this summer. Comments (5)

An ‘Angel’ returns from the 2001 champs

Cyclones: Angel Pagan dropped by MCU Park — and with him came memories of the Cyclones only championship team. Comment

Win streak ends with bad loss in Lowell

Cyclones: The Cyclones manage just four hits — two of them by Darrell Ceciliani. Comment

‘Tramp’ gets the classy treatment at Celebrate Brooklyn

Cinema: Three Charlie Chaplin classics get a live performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Comment

More trouble at Atlantic Terminal

Fort Greene: Three more incidents at the troubled mall. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (6)

You gotta hand it to this Cyclone star

Cyclones: The secret of the Brooklyn Cyclones’ best hitter Darrell Ceciliani is all in the hands. Comment

Cops padlock ‘violent’ Dyker nightclub

Bay Ridge: Officers from the 68th Precinct shut down F1 on 65th Street on Friday night in response to ongoing violence at the club, said Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriguez, the precinct’s commanding officer. Comment
Bay Ridge: The dangerous exit ramp from the Gowanus Expressway at Sixth Avenue will be widened from one lane to two under a plan to make traffic move more safely and more freely. Comments (2)
Meadows of Shame: Federal agents slaughtered more than 250 geese and dozens of babies in Prospect Park after corralling the adults and their young into a small pen early Thursday morning, boxing them up, and tossing them in a gas chamber. Comments (42)

Rebel hell! Southerners defeat Bklyn kickballers in all-star game

Greenpoint: Let the record show that on Sunday night, the South rose again — in kickball. Comments (4)

Another big free concert series on the way!

Music: JellyNYC has announced a new lineup — and venue, just after the East River State Park “pool parties” began. Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: It’s all because of a mud-based cosmetic made in the West Bank. Comments (112)

Hear this ‘Siren’ song on Saturday

Music: The annual rock fest returns to Coney Island. Comments (1)

Clones wave the ‘Flagg’ all over Lowell

Cyclones: Jeff key to fourth victory in a row. Comment

Why isn’t the OSFO doing anything this summer?

Smartmom: Is it Smartmom’s fault that her daughter is wasting the summer? Yeah, but a trip to Yogo Monster makes it all OK. Comments (5)

Vive la France on Bastille Day

Vive la France on Bastille Day

Nightlife: On Bastille Day, local Frenchmen party like it’s 1789. Comments (1)

Barista claims that Ozzie’s owners are java fiends

Park Slope: A barista fired from the popular Seventh Avenue coffee bar Ozzie’s is claiming home-brewed harassment! Comments (30)

Baptist Church fire forces today’s services into the street

Downtown: The fire that gutted the historic Baptist Temple Church on Third Avenue caused such enormous damage that the pastors plan to hold today’s services in the parking lot. Comments (3)

Vaugh-tastic! Cory hits two dingers in Cyclones win

Cyclones: Cory Vaughn nails the Spikes in a 9-3 win. Comment
Atlantic Yards: Problem is, it’s miles away from the Barclays Center site! Comments (2)

Cyclones beat up on the Spikes

Cyclones: The Clones have taken the first two in a row and go for a sweep tonight. CU@MCU! Comment
Coney Island: In the midst of a record-smashing heatwave, an all-too-familiar villain is keeping sweating Brooklynites from a new water park at Coney Island — bureaucratic red tape. Comments (2)

For this alleged drug kingpin, silence was the prescription for success

Park Slope: The alleged mastermind of a million-dollar prescription drug ring fooled everyone about the Adderall and OxyContin supply line that law enforcement officials say he was running out of his quiet Carroll Street condo. Comments (13)
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Our exclusive video of horseshoe crab mating!

Podcast: Click above for some pre-historic mating action. Comments (2)
Gowanus: The “Superfund stigma” has claimed its first victim, as a development company that once envisioned a 500-unit complex along the banks of the fetid Gowanus Canal has officially bailed on its five-year pursuit of the project saying that it can’t wait for the federal government to complete its proposed 10-plus year clean-up. Comments (14)
Bridge ‘Park’: With all that robust lawn space at Brooklyn Bridge Park, a concert series was the logical next step. Comments (1)

The $64-million question

The $64-million question

Perspective: Borough President Markowitz wants to build a $64-million open-air concert hall inside Asser Levy Seaside Park in Coney Island. The plan is controversial because the new venue would be close to two synagogues and city law currently forbids amplified music so near houses of worship (though that law is currently being changed to accommodate Markowitz’s annual concert series). With the amphitheater about to get its final approval, we asked two neighborhood machers to weigh in. Click below to read their opinion pieces.

Now that’s more like it — Cyclones win

Cyclones: Back home and back in the ‘W’ column! Comment

New bar, old problem

Prospect Heights: A woman’s bag is stolen from Woodwork on Underhill Avenue. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment

Don’t pass this Moutarde! Fifth Ave. bistro is better than ever

Dining: Just in time for Bastille Day, the irrepressible Bruno Berrebi has completely transformed his excellent restaurant, Moutarde, into a more casual bistro, Moutarde: Le Bistro de la Rue. Comments (4)

A man, a van, a plan — horror at Slope Barnes and Noble

Park Slope: A literature lover went rogue on Thursday, swiping tomes from the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope before struggling with a cop, breaking free and stealing and crashing a van. Comments (1)

Benefit concert booted from Asser Levy band shell — citing same law Marty flouts!

A concert promoter hosting an autism benefit on Friday has been barred at the last minute from rocking the same band shell in Asser Levy Park where Borough President Markowitz holds his annual summer concert series — and the city is citing the same anti-noise code that Markowitz has apparently flouted for decades. Comments (4)
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Sex god! Bklyn College doc loves a good crab orgy

Podcast: There’s a horseshoe crab orgy going on right now, and everyone’s invited. Comment

Stealing water from a baby!

Carroll Gardens: A 13-year-old is robbed at his bottled water stand! Plus all the other crimes from Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment

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