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Before big road trip, a day game win at MCU Park

Bay News: Tigers 2 Comment

Half-baked! A new generation of pros are actually amateurs

In Brooklyn, D.I.Y. is increasingly becoming L.L.C. Comment

The real Domincan party was the after-party in Williamsburg

BoroBeat: Viva Dominicano! Comment

FIU star: Isiah not all that bad

Bay News: Well, at least there’s one New York City native who doesn’t think the Knicks hiring back Isiah Thomas is such a disaster. Comment

Demoralizing, error-filled loss

Bay News: Tigers 6 Comment

Here’s the beef! Brennan and Carr is simply the best

Any self-respecting connoisseur of roast beef absolutely must make the pilgrimage to Sheepshead Bay and visit the Mecca of slow-cooked meat, Brennan and Carr. Comment

Cutting the mustard! Greenpoint woman makes the good stuff

Anna Wolf makes mustard, but relish is really what she’s doing right now. Comment

For the second night, an 11th inning win!

Bay News: Tigers 2 Comment

Cops and kids take back the night together

Canarsie: Cops and Canarsie residents walked the beat together on Aug. 3 as the 69th Precinct held its annual National Night Out Against Crime celebration. Comment

Walk-off homer makes Clones 11th inning winners

Bay News: Muckdogs 4 Comment

They’re parking mad in Greenpoint as city fails to move ahead on two new greenspaces

Williamsburg: The only thing standing between two new city parks in Greenpoint is the city itself. Comment

What’s it like to spend 45 minutes in an isolation tank?

What’s it like to spend 45 minutes in complete sensory deprivation? Our man, Stephen Brown, takes the plunge in the new isolation tank in Sunset Park — and sees things that no man should ever see. It’s all here in this exclusive video. Comment

No money? No problem at this ‘free’ store

Around the corner from a large abandoned condo building in Bed-Stuy, business continues as unusual at the Brooklyn Free Store, where there are no walls, no attendants and no price tags. That’s right, everything is free. Comment

90 years on, my memories are strong

Perspective: There are so many memories of days gone past in my 90 years, like the time my old time “store boy,” Ira Bethea, then barely 7 years old, daringly shouted out to me, “Mister, I am on your side,” defying the chorus of boos that engulfed Lou Powsner, just back from City Hall where we had gone to seek more new housing and jobs for Coney Island. Comment

Clones win a 14-4 laugher

Bay News: Muckdogs 4 Comment

Back on track with a big win

Bay News: Muckdogs 0 Comment

Meanwhile, on the residential side …

The Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest has gone back to its roots — awarding the inaugural winner, East Flatbush’s Vanderveer Place, first place for 2010. Comment

This is one cool movie theater

Cinema: It will be the coolest indy movie theater in the city — with a full bar to boot. Comment

Home invasions plague area

If you believe you’re safe and secure in your own home, think again. Comment

New ‘signs’ of life along Downtown’s history trail

Finally, there are signs that Brooklyn once had beautiful old buildings downtown. Comment

Reward offered for info in Canarsie home invasion murder

Cops are hoping a $12,000 reward will shake loose some information in the flagging murder investigation of a 60-year-old E. 86th Street resident shot dead during a home invasion on July 29 — a slaying that, so far, remains a mystery. Comment

R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Aretha to play Brooklyn twice this month

All hail the Queen of Soul! Comment

Lazio stumps in Bay Ridge

Trailing in the polls, demolished in the money race, virtually unknown outside of a small group of political insiders, Rick Lazio did what any Republican gubernatorial hopeful would do to energize a campaign: head to Bay Ridge. Comment

Oy vey! Jews and non-Jews plenty mad over McMahon’s ‘Jewish money’ gaffe

The “Jews” are not happy about Rep. Mike McMahon’s “Jewish money” gaffe. Comment

Movie noise in the Heights? What movie noise in the Heights?

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights residents were mistaken when they complained about the noise from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Thursday evening movie series, our fancy noise meter revealed this week. Comment

It’s a road-eo on the Ninth Street bridge

It’s not just humans who are sweating out this heatwave — the high temps have also gotten to the Ninth Street Bridge. Comment

A van, a man, a plan

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

Old school reunion at Carroll Park

Brooklyn Paper: He drove 3,000 miles to perform at Carroll Park where as a kid he would jump in the sprinkler to cool off. Comment

Report: Prospect Park West bike lane is working

Brooklyn Paper: Drivers are much more likely to adhere to posted speed limits on Prospect Park West, thanks to the controversial bike lane that reduced the roadway to two lanes from three, a new study has found. Comment

Still not a park! New city board has only two open space pros

Brooklyn Heights: Only two members of the city’s new 17-person team overseeing the rest of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s build-out are parks professionals — evidence that the new agency remains a waterfront development, not a park, critics said this week. Comment

She’s 40? This pool is a fountain of youth!

What do Crown Heights resident Michele Marshall and Grammy-winner Barbra Streisand have in common? They both graduated from Erasmus Hall HS in Flatbush — and they are both borough icons. Comment

He’s in the kitchen!

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Swan down! This cygnet is the catch of the day

Brooklyn Paper: Talk about the ugly duckling! Comment

On the road again! Automotive HS’s team has no home field

Williamsburg: One of Brooklyn’s best high school football teams is forced to play its home games at a rival high school’s field because the city and the school’s league won’t let the team play in McCarren Park across the street. Comment

Vito power! Lopez got big campaign cash from winning G’point Hospital bidder

Williamsburg: The Queens-based developer and Bronx financial partner who won a bid from the city to redevelop the defunct Greenpoint Hospital into affordable housing, contributed thousands of dollars to the neighborhood’s powerful assemblyman and his political allies in what opponents say was a naked ploy to win the bid. Comment

Dead Weather’s Celebrate Brooklyn show had the ‘White’ stuff

Brooklyn Paper: It was another great night at Prospect Park on Tuesday, as Jack White’s new band, The Dead Weather, put on one of the heaviest rock shows of the summer. Comment

Aretha speaks! Singer explains sudden mysterious ‘injury’

The Queen of Soul has spoken. Comment

City begins work on ‘Transmitter Park’

Williamsburg: Greenpoint residents celebrated the neighborhood’s newest park — though it won’t be open officially until 2012. Comment

Art attack at Museum!

Brooklyn Paper: 77th Precinct Comment

Cellphone swipe

Mill–Marine Courier: Cellphone swipe Comment

Wheely good news! Soapbox derby coming to Slope on Saturday

Parenting: You don’t need to travel to Ohio for some prime Soapbox Derby action this summer. Comment

BREAKING! Aretha cancels Brooklyn shows

The Queen of Soul is not Brooklyn-bound after all! Comment

<b>Ka-POW!</b> A look at Brooklyn’s best comic book stores

Last week, Brooklyn fanboys lost one of their stomping grounds, when Rocketship closed up shop after five years in Cobble Hill. Comment

The ultimate red card! Hook soccer game ends in gunfire

Brooklyn Paper: A man was shot in the behind when a friendly soccer match turned ugly in Red Hook Park on Sunday afternoon. Comment

Tips to make a great racer

Parenting: Making a racer isn’t as easy as putting a box on wheels, so Monika Wuhrer of Open Source Gallery shared some tips. Comment

Goons at the GNC

Bay News: 62nd Precinct Comment

Stabbed over a bike

68th Precinct Comment

Cyclones can’t be beat

Bay News: The Cyclones were unbeatable this week — that is, until they went up against the Renegades. Comment

Vans are needed to fill gap

Editorial: The commuter vans that have served parts of Brooklyn and Queens over the years inspired the plan’s foundation, but there are several important differences, among them the fact that the vans will pick up and drop off riders at fixed stops, rather than roaming freely as the vans now often do. The vans will also be required to carry adequate insurance and be driven by specially certified drivers, also in contrast with troublesome unlicensed vans. Comment

‘Youth’ will be served at Celebrate Brooklyn

Noise rock legends Sonic Youth rocked hardcore fans as well as newbies to the now-legendary “No Wave” scene at Prospect Park’s band shell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn’s summer concert series July 31. Comment

Toys ‘R’ Us coming to Downtown!

Brooklyn Heights: It’s Christmas in August! Comment

Four-hour delays at cruise terminal as longshoremen call in sick

Thousands of cruise tourists ran aground amid four-hour baggage handling delays last Thursday because dozens of longshoreman didn’t bother to show up for work on a hot day. Comment

A chess match, but with much bigger pieces

Williamsburg: Knights were felled, queens were crowned and pawns were trampled in a Greenpoint park on Saturday as artists dueled to the death in a cruel battle of human chess. Comment

Summer of fun: Bernardi taking advantage of first go-around on AAU circuit

High School Sports: Brian Bernardi’s decision to travel with the New York Gauchos has already increased his exposure. The Xaverian rising junior has shot the lights out — his forte — in front of coaches like Roy Williams and Tom Izzo. Comment

Sheriff Jack rescues my Friday night

Perspective: The summertime has always been the time for re-runs and TV slowdowns, but thanks to cable (and, probably in some way, YouTube) smaller stations have grabbed the reigns of summer and rode in with new programs and new episodes of established shows. Comment

Rose Summer Classic notebook: Medgar Evers’ Small taking big steps

High School Sports: Shakila Small has heard about all the early college interest she is garnering. Many coaches have been in Lady X-Men coach Jahar Vann’s ear about the Medgar Evers rising 6-foot-1 sophomore forward. Comment

Gerritsen break-in

Bay News: 61st Precinct Comment

800 signtures is not enough

Flatbush: It looks like Kendall Stewart can kiss his political career goodbye. Comment

Blood on Clark Street! Witness describes Heights shooting

Brooklyn Heights: Police are on the hunt for a gun-toting thug who shot a Brooklyn Heights resident twice in the back on Sunday, injuring him. Comment

WikiLeaks gets it wrong

Perspective: A good scavenger hunt aims for the predator, not the prey. Comment

South Shore’s Winter having big summer for Gauchos

High School Sports: Jenice Winter was hesitant at first. She wasn’t sure if she was ready for the kind of competition the Gauchos AAU program plays against just about every weekend in the summer. Comment

Lowe’s no shows

If no one’s around to hear someone saw a ceremonial board in half, did it really happen? Comment

‘Electric’ company! Here’s one woman’s shocking plan to bar raccoons

Brooklyn Paper: One Greenwood Heights woman is so fed up with raccoons that she’s started giving them electro-shock therapy. Comment

No ‘More’

“Mussels” aren’t the problem, but “More” just might be — especially if it includes outdoor seating. Comment

Reject ‘Wal-Martization’ of transit

Editorial: For years, “dollar vans” have operated on the fringes of New York City’s transport system, picking up passengers primarily during rush hours when our buses were filled to capacity. In the 1980s and ’90s, scandals involving unlicensed and uninsured dollar van operators created a public backlash, resulting in the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s licensing crackdown. But even if licensed, “dollar vans” are not a solution to the city’s expanding need for more bus and subway service. Comment

Boardwalk Stab

Bay News: 60th Blotter Comment

Man shot on Rockaway Parkway

Canarsie: Parkway shooting Comment

Residents want to see plan for Paerdegat Basin Park

Canarsie: A fast-tracked plan to beautify Paerdegat Basin Park — which sat on a shelf for 15 years before being brought to life by federal stimulus money —has residents demanding the city let them know what’s being done. Comment

Machete maniac attacks straphanger

Kings Courier: Sinister straphanger Comment

Swept by the Renegades?

Bay News: Cyclones 1 Comment

Former Jefferson star still waiting on Wright school

Joel Wright is on the move again. Comment

Kobayshi beats the rap!

Takeru Kobayashi is a free man! Comments (9)
Digital editions: We don’t need to tell you that we live in a highly interconnected modern world. At the touch of a button, you can get virtually limitless information. But some of us are old-school, preferring to embrace such tactile pleasures as flipping through this week’s print edition of The Brooklyn Paper. Well, if you’re reading this, you could do both: have the full print edition in seconds, right there on your computer screen, yet still get everything our print edition is known for: brilliant graphics by art director Leah Mitch, fine writing by Stephen Brown, Andy Campbell, Gary Buiso and many others, and, of course, the tight editing you expect from The Brooklyn Paper. Click now and enjoy. Read more…

Housing project residents to city: Fix this mess!

Williamsburg: Tenants in one Williamsburg public housing tower are livid because the city refuses to fix leaky roofs and cracks that are causing sickening black mold to grow inside the residents’ otherwise immaculate apartments. Comments (9)

Back on track with a big win

Cyclones: Cory Vaughn knocks in a big run and scores another to end the two-game skid. Comment
Podcast: No one brings you inside the Cyclones locker room like The Brooklyn Paper. So join Editor Gersh Kuntzman, the dean of the Cyclones press corps, as he trains his video lens on skipper Wally Backman — whom everyone thinks is the Mets manager-in-waiting. Comment

Public buses or dollar vans — two views

Public buses or dollar vans — two views

Perspective: To fill the gap left by the MTA’s massive bus cuts, the city has proposed to allow private “dollar van” operators to work along now-dead bus routes. But is this just a backdoor to privitizing our entire mass transit system? We asked two experts. Click below for their opinion pieces.
Books: Last week, Brooklyn fanboys lost one of their stomping grounds, when Rocketship closed up shop after five years in Cobble Hill. Comments (9)

‘Hellcity’ is a graphic novel with explosive results

Books: Writer Macon Blair loves his apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and artist Joe Flood says he’s inspired by living in the borough after moving to Crown Heights from New Jersey nine years ago. So you‘ll have to forgive them for blowing up the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment

Aretha speaks! Singer explains sudden mysterious ‘injury’

Music: The Queen of Soul has spoken. Comments (3)

Dead Weather’s Celebrate Brooklyn show had the ‘White’ stuff

Awesome: It was another great night at Prospect Park on Tuesday, as Jack White’s new band, The Dead Weather, put on one of the heaviest rock shows of the summer. Comment
Williamsburg: One of Brooklyn’s best high school football teams is forced to play its home games at a rival high school’s field because the city and the school’s league won’t let the team play in McCarren Park across the street. Comments (11)

Reading scores way down? Parents blame the test, not the kids

Parents across Brownstone Brooklyn are slamming the Department of Education’s just-released state reading test scores which show that more than half of fifth-graders can’t read at grade level — a much-higher failure rate than last year’s test. Comments (6)

Swan down! This cygnet is the catch of the day

Meadows of Shame: Talk about the ugly duckling — this waterfowl has a fishing lure stuck in its mouth. Comments (18)

Swept by the Renegades?

Cyclones: Hudson Valley takes its second in a row from the Cyclones. Comment

She’s 40? This pool is a fountain of youth!

Gowanus: What do Crown Heights resident Michele Marshall and Grammy-winner Barbra Streisand have in common? They both graduated from Erasmus Hall HS in Flatbush — and they are both borough icons. Comment

Wheely good news! Soapbox derby coming to Slope on Saturday

Event: You don’t need to travel to Ohio for some prime Soapbox Derby action this summer. Comment

Still not a park! New city board has only two open space pros

Bridge ‘Park’: News analysis: The new board overseeing Brooklyn Bridge Park is filled with political hacks, real-estate flacks and the rest of the establishment pack. Comments (12)

City begins work on ‘Transmitter Park’

Greenpoint: Greenpoint residents celebrated the neighborhood’s newest park — though it won’t be open officially until 2012. Comment

BREAKING! Aretha cancels Brooklyn shows

Music: The Queen of Soul is not Brooklyn-bound after all! Comments (3)

Report: Prospect Park West bike lane is working

Mean Streets: Drivers are much more likely to adhere to posted speed limits on Prospect Park West, thanks to the controversial bike lane that reduced the roadway to two lanes from three, a new study has found. Comments (127)
Greenwood Heights: One Greenwood Heights woman is so fed up with raccoons that she’s started giving them electro-shock therapy. Comments (7)

Four-hour delays at cruise terminal as longshoremen call in sick

Red Hook: Thousands of cruise tourists ran aground amid four-hour baggage handling delays last Thursday because dozens of longshoreman didn’t bother to show up for work on a hot day. Comments (10)

Demoralizing loss to the Renegades

Cyclones: What happened to the league-leading Cyclones’ offense? Took the night off, apparently. Comment

A chess match, but with much bigger pieces

Greenpoint: It’s the immortal game — with humans playing the pawns, knights, bishops and queens. Comments (1)

Good jeans! Loren Cronk opens his denim den in Greenpoint

Fashion: Sure, your $300 pair of Ed Hardy jeans are cool, but it’s time to grow up and meet the denim fanatic who offers style and value to the celebrities — designer Loren Cronk just opened his own retail shop in Greenpoint. Comments (2)
Art: The former home of Williamsburg Engine 212 will become the future home of a neighborhood community center — but for one day next week it will be an art gallery. Comments (2)

A van, a man, a plan

Carroll Gardens: A Good Samaritan in a van saves the day. Plus all the other crimes from Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill’s 76th Precinct. Comment

‘Ultra’ cool new club lets you paint Gowanus purple

Campbell’s Soup: Gowanus, meet your first dance club — Ultraviolet, the hottest triple-floored, extremely purple dance party east of the Canal. Comment

Cheap shot? John Cougar Mellencamps roll all over the competition (literally)

Greenpoint: Fresh off a month-long furlough, the defending champion John Cougar Mellencamps returned with an impressive upset over the scrappy Lobos in a game that featured one of the most-debated plays in weeks. Comment

Toys ‘R’ Us coming to Downtown!

Downtown: It’s Christmas in August! Comments (7)

Blood on Clark Street! Witness describes Heights shooting

Brooklyn Heights: Police are on the hunt for a gun-toting thug who shot a Brooklyn Heights resident twice in the back on Sunday, injuring him. Comments (2)

Get out the brooms — Cyclones sweep Yanks

Cyclones: The Clones have won six in a row. Comment

The ultimate red card! Hook soccer game ends in gunfire

Red Hook: A man was shot in the behind when a friendly soccer match turned ugly in Red Hook Park on Sunday afternoon. Comment
Downtown: Finally, there are signs that Brooklyn once had beautiful old buildings downtown. Comments (3)

Who got taken to the cleaners?

Windsor Terrace: Customers are scrambling to reclaim their freshly pressed clothes from a beloved Windsor Terrace dry cleaning shop after it was shuttered by the city marshal for not paying its rent. Comments (4)
Theater: At the Brick Theater this month, you’ll be sure to laugh and cry, just like the Greeks intended. Comment
Music: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings play the band shell in Prospect Park. Comment

Jazz man to ‘Usher’ in new score for Vince Price classic

Cinema: Marco Benevento does not have quite the right disposition for “The House of Usher.” Comment
Music: It’s difficult to take your eyes off of Reggie Watts. Comment

Great pitching and timely hitting pace Clones over Yanks

Cyclones: A three-game series begins with a win. Comments (1)

The Midwood Mouth! Weiner explodes on the floor of Congress!

Politics: Rep. Anthony Weiner unleashed his Brooklyn bravado in the revered halls of Congress this week, lacing into Republicans in a frenetic tirade that cemented the salamander-svelte-pol as a Beltway cobra. Comments (11)

Cyclones’ roll continues with 11-3 win over Aberdeen

Cyclones: This team can’t be stopped. Comment

‘Port’ of call! Explore our waterfront past and present aboard an old tanker

Event: Exercise your sea legs a bit this month and hang out with old tars aboard the Mary A. Whalen, a historic oil tanker in Red Hook. Comment

City moves to landmark Civil War-era block in Fort Greene

Fort Greene: A gorgeous strip of Civil War-era homes in Fort Greene would be protected until World War III and beyond under a city plan for a new historic district on Vanderbilt Avenue. Comments (1)

Oy vey! Jews and non-Jews plenty mad over McMahon’s ‘Jewish money’ gaffe

Bay Ridge: The “Jews” are not happy about Rep. Mike McMahon’s “Jewish money” gaffe. Comments (20)
Bridge ‘Park’: Our analysis shows that there’s not a problem — despite complaints from sound-sensitive Heights residents. Comments (5)

Lazio stumps in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: Trailing in the polls, demolished in the money race, virtually unknown outside of a small group of political insiders, Rick Lazio did what any Republican gubernatorial hopeful would do to energize a campaign: head to Bay Ridge. Comments (2)
Barnstormin’: Everyone is calling for the Mets to transfer Cyclones skipper Wally Backman to Citi Field — but he says he won’t budge until he finishes the job in Brooklyn. Comments (3)
Perspective: Coney Island is looking for its first-ever Mr. Cyclone — so as a public service, we’re going to turn over our newspaper’s most-precious real-estate, its Op-Ed page, to give six would-be coaster kings the space to show off their talents (as told to our eminently talented scribe, Jared Foretek). Take it away, boys. Comments (5)

News analysis: Inside the feds’ blood lust for geese

Meadows of Shame: The federal government approach toward geese became “more aggressive” — and more lethal — in the days after the so-called Miracle on the Hudson, resulting in the exclusion of animal experts from the decision-making process and setting the stage for the execution of thousands of waterfowl. Comments (13)
Mean Streets: The area around the new home of the Brooklyn Nets will be anything but a slam dunk for drivers next month as Flatbush Avenue will be narrowed to accommodate construction workers. Comments (8)

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