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We need a tree-mendous watering effort

Williamsburg: Call it the Million Tree Parch. Comment

Coney’s subway station finally gets its ‘Star’

Lola Star is transforming the Stillwell Avenue subway station in Coney Island into a sparkly pink paradise. Comment

Cyclones finally bust out for a big win

Bay News: Cyclones 4 Comment

More errors lead to an ugly loss

Bay News: Cyclones 4 Comment

Music legend Kenny Vance at Coney next week

Kenny Vance still knows how to get them moving. Comment

Staying in a garbage hut? Here’s where to eat

Williamsburg: One of the rules of Jill Sigman’s Hut Project is that guests cannot use the subway to leave the neighborhood. Comment

Circus maximus! Gemini and Scorpio do Ringling one better at Littlefield

Nightlife: Ringling Bros. is for kids; for a real circus experience this summer, Littlefield’s got you covered. Comment

Finally, a Cyclone win

Bay News: Cyclones 5 Comment

Downtown Arby’s is dead — cause unknown

Arby’s, which made a name for itself with salty roast beef, horseradish sauce and curly fries, unexpectedly closed on Wednesday at the former Gage and Tollner building on Fulton Street Mall. It was 7 months old. Comment

Cyclones blow a game in the ninth

Bay News: Cyclones 5 Comment

Bus drivers to MTA: We’ll provide service that you can’t

Bus drivers who lost their jobs in budget slashing by the MTA could find themselves picking up their old riders thanks to a proposal by the Transit Workers Union to operate van service along the killed B71 route through Brownstone Brooklyn. Comment

Pitch perfect! Three Heights bars back different British teams

Soccer on Atlantic Avenue has reached a fever pitch. Comment

‘Freak’ out! Boardwalk stalwarts in crosshairs

The owner of the popular “Shoot the Freak” game on the Boardwalk in Coney Island is in the crosshairs of his new landlord, who is demanding that he and 10 other key businesses justify their existence lest they be shut down before next summer. Comment

On the road again! Cyclones poised to lock up playoff spot during long trip

Bay News: Even the seemingly invincible Cyclones have begun to feel the heat. Comment

Can you hear him now?

68th Precinct Comment

Dancewave troupe wows them in Scotland

Brooklyn Paper: The Park Slope youth dance troupe that was robbed of $10,000, yet was able to re-raise that cash just in time to enter a prestigious dance festival in Scotland made its victorious return on Sunday, having been the only American representative at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Comment

Williamsburg Bridge roadwork will be hellish this weekend

Williamsburg: It is life imitating art — as the Williamsburg Bridge will be partially closed this month. Comment

Dollar van man has plan — but can it stand?

Sulaiman Haqq is a man with a van, and a plan. Comment

They stole the document!

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

This romance event will ‘bowl’ you over

Nightlife: Few Jewish holidays combine centuries of Talmudic scholarship with the elegance of Diddy’s White Party. Comment

Kobayshi beats the rap!

Takeru Kobayashi is a free man! Comment

Boerum Hill byway is ‘greenest’ commercial block!

Don’t call it a comeback! Comment

‘Ghost stroller’ mystery confounds Park Slope

Brooklyn Paper: Call it the ghost stroller. Comment
BREAKING

Grimaldi’s owner says eviction talk is pie in the sky!

Grimaldi’s owner Frank Ciolli lashed out at reports that his beloved, tourist-filled, Sinatra-loving pizzeria is about to be evicted from its spot under the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment

To stop shoplifters, W’burg store tries public humiliation

Williamsburg: One Williamsburg grocery chain is so inundated with thieves that it’s taken to publicly shaming the offenders — by posting their pictures all over the storefront. Comment

Vans plans jams — but what about the fans?

Williamsburg: A multibillion-dollar skateboarding company is building an indoor skate park in Greenpoint — but it won’t be for the public or for fans of the fastest growing wheel-based board sport in the world. Comment

Shakespeare in the Park? Feh — we got Calderon’s ‘Dream’ play

There was Shakespeare in the Park this summer. Now there’s Calderón in the Park. Comment

The Mommyheads are back, which is good news

Twelve years after calling it quits, The Mommyheads are back at it, pulling from their six-album canon and rocking out like it’s 1992. Comment

Laughter followed shooting of Hasidic man

Williamsburg: Police are on the lookout for two suspects who shot a Hasidic man in his stomach, then laughed at him as he lay bleeding on a quiet residential street in South Williamsburg early Tuesday morning. Comment

Tasty restaurant gossip — including prepared food next to the Co-op!

Dining: With summer heating up, it’s been a busy fortnight for Brooklyn’s foodie scene. Here are our tastiest tidbits of restaurant openings, closings, and of course, gossip. Comment

Terrorism? What terrorism? Atlantic Muslims deny link to al-Qaeda’s new top man

Muslims living and worshipping in Downtown are refuting an FBI report that Adnan Shukrijumah, a top al-Qaeda terrorist leader, sprouted from Atlantic Avenue’s close knit Islamic community and worshipped in a neighborhood mosque where his father was an imam. Comment

BROWNSTONE BATTLE! Long, painful, but ultimately happy saga of 374 Pacific ends

It took more than 25 years, but one of Boerum Hill’s most majestic brownstones will finally be resurrected. Comment

For the birds! Homes for our avian friends pop up all over the Gowanus

Brooklyn Paper: Development may be stalled along the Gowanus Canal, but at least one type of housing stock is booming. Comment

Wanted: Opossum! Chicken-killing fiend on the loose in Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn Paper: The Ozzy Osbourne of opossums is on the loose in Carroll Gardens, making every day since late July a black sabbath for area resident Rose Unes. Comment

Double trouble on Warren

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Our man tries out the new sensory deprivation tank

A lot of think tanks these days dedicate time to indoctrinating followers into the political hive mind — but a new one in Sunset Park lets you lounge in a sea of salty sensory deprivation while contemplating ways to destroy the prevailing paradigm. Comment

No clowing around

Want to be a clown? Rule number one: stop acting a like clown. Comment

Tale of two Julys for Xaverian duo

High School Sports: At the start of July, Manny Thomas and Travis Gill found themselves in similar positions. The two rising seniors were on the radar of plenty of Division I coaches, but needed to perform well during the live recruiting period to raise their stock. Comment

It’s the wood that makes it bad

The Riegelmann Boardwalk’s new wood planks are already broken, Coney Island watchdogs say. Comment

Traffic calming nightmare

Bay News: A recent fatal hit-and-run on Shore Boulevard was the sickening result of a hodgepodge of poorly planned traffic-calming measures instituted by the city, Manhattan Beach residents say. Comment

Freeze City: Dobie pledges another big August

Bay News: Antawn Dobie wasn’t his usual cocky and confident self. The 6-foot guard lost his footing a bit as a long 3-point pointer left his hand with the shot clock winding down late in the fourth quarter. Dobie had only the worst of outcomes in his head. Comment

Dyckman HS notebook: Leaner, meaner Avila should stand out for Jefferson

High School Sports: Edson Avila’s body is a work in progress. At 6-foot-10, the Thomas Jefferson rising senior has the size that makes college coaches drool. But early in his high-school career he admittedly carried some excess baby fat. Comment

The Mommyheads are back, which is good news

Twelve years after calling it quits, The Mommyheads are back at it, rocking out like it’s 1992. Comment

B-52s to turn Coney into a Love Shack on Aug. 19

To paraphrase the B-52s, Coney Island — that’s where it’s at this summer. Comment

Powell outage! Candidate Kevin owes the taxman $600,000 — and blames his opponent

Congressional hopeful Kevin Powell’s faltering campaign to unseat 27-year incumbent Rep. Ed Towns (D–Fort Greene) was dealt a death blow on Friday after reports indicated that he owes the taxman $615,000 — and then tried to divert attention by decrying Towns’s political consultant for “nasty dirision.” Comment

Shakespeare in the Park? Feh — we got Calderon’s ‘Dream’ play

There was Shakespeare in the Park this summer. Now there’s Calderón in the Park. Comment

‘Black’ is beautiful at new photo exhibit from Brooklyn’s past

Jacqui Woods has lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant for nearly 40 years. She moved to the neighborhood when it was really in decline — when political unrest and riots were prevalent — but it’s not the bad times she remembers but the good ones. Comment

Jankowski fulfills dream, commits to St. Francis College

St. Francis College was on Maddie Jankowski’s radar even before she was on theirs. The Middle Village, Queens native attended the Terriers’ basketball camp growing up and developed an affinity for the Brooklyn Heights school. Comment

Fallen 63rd Precinct commander is remembered

Cops and community residents honored the memory of a fallen cop who led the 63rd Precinct and left his mark throughout Brooklyn. Comment

Landmarked bank building is up for sale in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: You won’t be able to cash a check at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank anymore, but maybe you can live there. Comment

Roasted purse! Senior’s bag swiped from Brennan & Carr

Kings Courier: Brennan & Carr bilk Comment

26-year-old killed on Clarkson Avenue

Flatbush: Shot down Comment

15-year-old sexually assaulted

Mill–Marine Courier: Brennan & Carr bilk Comment

No joke here as Polish vet group sells Greenpoint HQ for big bucks

Williamsburg: The former headquarters of the Polish Legion of American Veterans has been sold for $2.3 million to a developer who intends to transform it into 18 condominium units. Comment

This is one cool movie theater

Cinema: Thursday Comment

Burglar busted in botched break-in

Canarsie: Burglar nab Comment

Road trip begins with a bad loss

Bay News: Cyclones 3 Comment

Thug beats immigrant to death

Bay News: 20th Ave. murder Comment

Itemizing a night in the hospital

Perspective: During the last snowstorm of the season I was stupid enough to shovel out my driveway and front walk. When I came in I didn’t feel too well. I started having chest pains. I was scared enough to call 911. The EMT techs were great, they took a cardiogram, checked my pulse and calmed me down. It didn’t appear that I was having a heart attack, but better safe than sorry, so they brought me to the emergency room at the hospital. In the ER there were more tests, another EKG and more doctors who all concluded that I didn’t have a heart attack, but I should stay in the hospital overnight just to be safe. With two feet of snow on the ground and more expected, the hospital staff wasn’t taking any chances. Comment

Concrete slabs replace boardwalk planks

A portion of the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk is now a cementwalk. Comment

Murder on 20th Avenue

Bay News: 62nd Precinct Comment

BBQ’ers make mess in Owls Head Park

Another weekend of illegal barbecuing in Owls Head Park had some residents steaming, other residents demanding that the city create areas for permitted grilling and the cops just throwing up their hands. Comment

Plans for “gas islands” go ka-boom

Cancel those plans for a new fallout shelter — two out of three proposals for natural gas processing facilities off the coast of Coney Island that were lambasted by environmental watchdogs as potential explosive disasters are dead in the water. Comment

DIL-DON’T!

Bay News: A new adult toy, lingerie and video shop on Sheepshead Bay Road is turning heads — and angering some neighbors — thanks to a provocative window display that features busty mannequins and bottles of lube. Comment

Obama, Schumer and racism in America

Perspective: Now that the U.S. has its first African-American in the White House, is this nation experiencing more racism? I don’t know if we have more, but I do know that we have more accusations. Say something negative about Obama and it is redirected and distracted with claims of intolerance. Comment

‘Moviehouse’ at Sternberg Park focuses on the neighborhood

Cinema: This month, Moviehouse brings gentrification horrors, schizophrenia, and teen violence to Sternberg Park — in film! Comment

Aaargh! Spartan Race coming to Brooklyn on Sunday

This race is epic. Comment

Finally, a Cyclone win

Cyclones: After two bad loses, the Clones beat the Doubledays, 5–2. Comment
Music: Brooklyn’s next big venue just might be in the produce aisle of a Clinton Hill supermarket. Comments (5)
BREAKING

New Jersey Nets WILL change name!

Read this story to find out how to make your own suggestion for the team’s new monicker. Comments (115)

Downtown Arby’s is dead — cause unknown

Dining: Arby’s, which made a name for itself with salty roast beef, horseradish sauce and curly fries, unexpectedly closed on Wednesday at the former Gage and Tollner building on Fulton Street Mall. It was 7 months old. Comments (2)
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Wanted: Opossum! Chicken-killing fiend on the loose in Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens: The Ozzy Osbourne of opossums is on the loose in Carroll Gardens, making every day since late July a black sabbath for area resident Rose Unes. Comments (1)

Cyclones blow a game in the ninth

Cyclones: The road trip continues badly with a second-straight loss. Comments (1)

Pitch perfect! Three Heights bars back different British teams

Event: Soccer on Atlantic Avenue has reached a fever pitch. Comment
BREAKING

Grimaldi’s owner says eviction talk is pie in the sky!

DUMBO: Grimaldi’s owner Frank Ciolli lashed out at reports that his beloved, tourist-filled, Sinatra-loving pizzeria is about to be evicted from its spot under the Brooklyn Bridge. Comments (10)

Vans plans jams — but what about the fans?

Greenpoint: A multibillion-dollar skateboarding company is building an indoor skate park in Greenpoint — but it won’t be for the public or for fans of the fastest growing wheel-based board sport in the world. Comments (4)

Road trip begins with a bad loss

Cyclones: The Cyclones should have won this game. Comment
Gowanus: Development may be stalled along the Gowanus Canal, but at least one type of housing stock is booming. Comments (5)

Laughter followed shooting of Hasidic man

Williamsburg: First the bullets, then the smiles after two men shot a Satmar man on Driggs Avenue on Tuesday morning, witnesses said. Comments (7)

BBQ’ers make mess in Owls Head Park

Meadows of Shame: Another weekend of illegal barbecuing in Owls Head Park had some residents steaming, other residents demanding that the city create areas for permitted grilling and the cops just throwing up their hands. Comments (11)
Music: Never say never. Comment

Strong hands, but they leave empty

Park Slope: A thief shows great strength to get into a First Street home — but leaves without taking anything. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Can you believe it — now Hepcat wants Teen Spirit’s room

Smartmom: First OSFO, now Hepcat. This is getting out of control. Comments (2)
Williamsburg: And this is his chilling statement: “No bike is safe.” Comments (285)

Terrorism? What terrorism? Atlantic Muslims deny link to al-Qaeda’s new top man

Downtown: Muslims living and worshipping in Downtown are refuting an FBI report that Adnan Shukrijumah, a top al-Qaeda terrorist leader, sprouted from Atlantic Avenue’s close knit Islamic community and worshipped in a neighborhood mosque where his father was an imam. Comments (3)
Coney Island: The owner of the popular “Shoot the Freak” game on the Boardwalk in Coney Island is in the crosshairs of his new landlord, which is demanding that he and 10 other key businesses justify their existence lest they be shut down before next summer. Comment

On the road again! Cyclones poised to lock up playoff spot during long trip

Barnstormin’: Embarking on a season-defining trip is never easy — except for these Cyclones. Comment

Now, Rep. King weighs in on Weiner’s eruption!

Perspective: A week after Rep. Anthony Weiner (a.k.a. “the Park Slope Piranha”) wrote us an op-ed piece, the target of Weiner’s venom fires back. Comments (6)
Williamsburg: You won’t be able to cash a check at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank anymore, but maybe you can live there. Comments (1)
Theater: There was Shakespeare in the Park this summer. Now there’s Calderón in the Park. Comments (1)

‘Black’ is beautiful at new photo exhibit from Brooklyn’s past

Art: Jacqui Woods has lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant for nearly 40 years. She moved to the neighborhood when it was really in decline — when political unrest and riots were prevalent — but it’s not the bad times she remembers but the good ones. Comment

One punch iPhone robbery

Fort Greene: Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (4)

Brooklyn United bunts and dashes to victory!

Greenpoint: Top-ranked kickball team Brooklyn United steamrolled another rival Sunday with its 16th straight win, as it has cleared the way to a likely top seed in next month’s playoffs. Comment

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

Cyclones: Cyclones play a tight game (for a change) and head out of town with a big victory. Comment

Williamsburg Bridge roadwork will be hellish this weekend

Mean Streets: It is life imitating art — as the Williamsburg Bridge will be partially closed this month. Comment
Mean Streets: The city wants to replace bus lines killed by the MTA with vans. But can the plan work? One man thinks so. Comments (5)

Demoralizing, error-filled loss

Cyclones: The Cyclones commit five errors and lose to the Connecticut Tigers. Comment
Dining: In Brooklyn, D.I.Y. is increasingly becoming L.L.C. Comments (1)

Warhol comes alive at Dr. Sketchy’s ‘anti-art school’ class

Art: Anti-art meets high art at the Brooklyn Museum. Comments (2)

This week’s hot restaurant dish

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s been a blistering hot two weeks — thankfully, Brooklyn has a whole new crop of great new (air conditioned) bars and restaurants to take the edge off. Here’s the latest openings, closings, and of course, some gossip. Comment

Wicked Spoon, indeed! Yogurt place tops yours with chocolate-covered crickets

Dining: Jeepers creepers! Wicked Spoon, Park Slope’s new frozen yogurt joint, is offering fro-yo lovers a few more exotic toppings to go with their cherries and chocolate sauce — chocolate-covered crickets. Comments (1)

For the second night, an 11th inning win!

Cyclones: This time, Brian Harrison is the hero. Comment
Politics: Congressional hopeful Kevin Powell’s faltering campaign to unseat 27-year incumbent Rep. Ed Towns (D–Fort Greene) was dealt a death blow on Friday after reports indicated that he owes the taxman $615,000 — and then tried to divert attention by decrying Towns’s political consultant for “nasty dirision.” Comments (5)

Kickball scandal! Teams can buy runs in season’s final game!

Greenpoint: So much for the sport’s integrity. It’s the Civil War draft riots all over again. Comments (4)

Walk-off homer makes Clones 11th inning winners

Cyclones: Vaughn and Ceciliani lead the attack, but Bonfe’s homer seals the deal. Comment
Sunset Park: Our reporter, Stephen Brown, took the plunge — and saw things that no man should ever see. Watch the video now! Comments (4)
Sunset Park: A lot of think tanks these days dedicate time to indoctrinating followers into the political hive mind — but a new one in Sunset Park lets you lounge in a sea of salty sensory deprivation while contemplating ways to destroy the prevailing paradigm. Comments (2)

Clones win a 14-4 laugher

Cyclones: Vaughn and Ceciliani lead the 20-hit attack. Comment
Greenpoint: The only thing standing between two new city parks in Greenpoint is the city itself. Comment
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Cutting the mustard! Greenpoint woman makes the good stuff

Shopping: Anna Wolf makes mustard, but relish is really what she’s doing right now. Comments (1)

Party like it’s 1910 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden next week

Nightlife: If this is any indication, they certainly knew how to throw a party in 1910. Comment

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

Greenpoint: 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. Comments (14)

The ‘Midwood Mouth’ roars! Weiner pens op-ed about his House burning

Politics: Finally, Rep. Anthony Weiner explains the root of his rage. Comments (3)

Now OSFO has ‘bedroom’ eyes

Smartmom: The Oh So Feisty One is now giving Teen Spirit’s soon-to-be-vacated bedroom the once-over. Comment

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