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One of the worst games of the season

Bay News: Cyclones 2 Comment

Vendys schmendys! After snub, Bklyn food vendors keep on trucking

Next month’s Vendy Awards party has snubbed Brooklyn — but who needs those supposed street food know-it-alls to tell us where to get the best grub? Our hungry reporters hit the streets this week to compile our own “Vendy” award nominees — five street trucks that those Manhattanites should have invited to the ball. Comment

A barbecue with community on the menu

The grills were sizzling — along with the salsa band — as the Fifth Avenue Committee kicked off a late-summer barbecue at its Degraw Street headquarters on Aug. 19. Comment

Todd Triplett just needs a little cash, that’s all

Todd Triplett is about to open a new art space in Fort Greene, a second try for the would-be dance impresario three years after his original venue, Amber Art Space, was closed down and seized by the city. Comment

A ‘Nu’ way of looking at great art

Could there be a more appropriate venue to showcase Brooklyn’s best new artists than the Nu Hotel? Comment

Arizona, immigrants, and the new domino effect

Perspective: So you think that since the judge gave Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and her new law a thumbs down, she lost? No way. The intentions of S.B. 1070 were to reduce the number of illegals in the Grand Canyon state and, in turn, decrease the devastating operating expenses to the city, state and county governments — and their legal residents. Comment

Thriller! Spike Lee honors the King of Pop again

Michael Jackson still reigns as the King of Pop. Comment

Drinking, old style, to help the Botanic Garden grow

BoroBeat: It was mallets aforethought at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as guests garbed in the styles of a century ago gathered to celebrate the oasis’ centennial. Comment

New Gypsy bar is the hole-in-the-wall you crave

Roaming bar-hoppers look no further — your new favorite hole in the wall is in Greenpoint. Comment

Debate week begins! Round one: Jacobs vs. Adolphe!

Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs has been in office since the Carter years. Challenger Michele Adolphe has tried to dislodge her from her Flatbush seat three times. This time, Adolphe has a killer issue: Jacobs is already collecting her state pension! Comment
UPDATE

Suspended game, with Cyclones up 8-7, still suspended!

Bay News: Cyclones 8 Comment

Nothing scary about these Lake Monsters

Bay News: Cyclones 6 Comment

Tap into this new wine trend

Here’s a classy new twist to the keg party: kegged wine. Comment

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

The union has created a new company, called TWU Express, to participate in the city’s pilot program to provide “dollar van” service along slashed MTA routes — and union officials are already making the bold claim that its service will be better and cheaper than the service that the cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority once delivered. Comment
Williamsburg: Games in McCarren Park are one step closer to reality. Comment
Williamsburg: When Hotel Williamsburg opens its 64-unit boutique accommodations next spring, guests will be able to enjoy a rooftop bar, a pool hidden from the public, and, most important, a restaurant featuring gourmet sandwiches inspired by street fair from around the world. Comment

Big come-from-behind win against the Yankees

Bay News: Cyclones 7 Comment

Only five hits in bad loss to Yanks

Bay News: Yankees 3 Comment

Our columnist meets Mr. Wright — AJWright

By Michèle De Meglio Comment

UPDATE! Tonight’s canceled Kenny Vance show is rescheduled!

Music: It’ll now be on Aug. 30. Comments (1)
Downtown: Another decade, another attempt to return streetcars to the borough that made them famous. Comments (6)

One track mind? Asked about baseball, Rudy brings up 9-11

Cyclones: Nothing brings back the terrible memories of September 11 for Rudy Giuliani like … a trip to MCU Park! Comments (12)

One of the worst games of the season

Cyclones: The Cyclones are crushed 8–2 in Hudson Valley. But on the plus side, Backman is ejected! Comment

Slump ends Ceciliani’s run at history

Chasing Maloof: Now we know why no one has hit .400 since 1971. It ain’t easy. Comment

The Heights has the right spirits next week

Nightlife: What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than to bounce into four of Brooklyn Heights’s best bars and drink a special cocktail designed just for the occasion? Comment

Vito’s ‘abuse’ of power! Lopez called city worker to get goods in political case

Williamsburg: Assemblyman Vito Lopez “abused” his office when he called a city employee and asked him to provide documents that he wanted to use in a bid to kick a political opponent off the ballot this year. Comment

Cyclone heroes play key role in All-Star Game loss

Bay News: The Cyclones were out in full force during Tuesday night’s New York–Penn League all-star game, but for once their bats weren’t blasting baseballs all over the field in a 4-3 loss for the National League-affiliated players. Comment

Time to take out the trash in Prospect Park

Users of Prospect Park have long complained that the agencies resonsible for ensuring that the greenspace remain clean have failed to do their job. Comment

Pool party pooper! JellyNYC’s cash woes sink free concert series

Williamsburg: The final concert of the free Jelly Pool Party series has been canceled because the promoter has run into financial problems. Comment

Driggs shooting just the latest in a spate of violence

Williamsburg: Last week’s shooting in Williamsburg’s Hasidic Quarter may be part of a larger trend of bloodshed and drug activity. Comment

Still the ‘Apple’ of Downtown’s eye

Downtown Brooklyn planners are taking another crack at landing the borough’s first Apple store — and this time, they really (really) think it’ll work. Comment

Tracy Bonham gives girls a thrill

Grammy-nominated and Brooklyn-based singer songwriter Tracy Bonham performed for a group of 100 women attending Ladies Rock Camp at the Urban Assembly School of Music in Downtown on Saturday, Aug. 14. Bonham, most famous for her 1996 single “Mother, Mother,” performed on the second day of the three-day camp, where ladies 18 and older learned to play instruments and compose songs. Comment

The old distraction play at Key Food

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Cyclones lead the way to the all-star game

Bay News: They have the best record in the New York–Penn League. They have the highest batting average and the most home runs. And their pitchers have given up the fewest earned runs. Comment

Confidential! Notes reveal that goose massacre was unnecessary

Federal Wildlife Services: How far outside the airport? Comment

The goose hunter! Papers reveal that Bloomy wanted more birds in crosshairs

The blood is on the city’s hands. Comment

Exclusive! Park gives litterers free ride but dog owners get bit

The agency in charge of policing Prospect Park hasn’t written a single summons for litter in the last 20 months — but its officers have written up scores of dog owners for off-leash pets. Comment

They will bury him! Man selling unauthorized ‘Casket Co.’ T-shirts

A Queens man who is hawking souvenirs from the borough’s iconic casket company is digging his own grave — legally speaking. Comment

Another school is crime victim

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

A hero couple right out of an action movie

Brooklyn Courier: A scooter-riding couple are the heroes of the week in Carroll Gardens after witnessing the theft of a cellphone and then chasing down the perps on their motorized cycle on Aug. 10. Comment

Woman fights back against thief

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Marty’s prison labor! Beep’s concert series gets inmates to cut costs

Call it Marty’s “con”-cert series. Comment

‘House’ divided! Brooklyn jail <i>will</i> reopen, but not double in size

The city has scrapped a plan to double the size of the Brooklyn House of Detention in Boerum Hill — but did vow last week to get the 759-bed jail operating at full capacity within a year. Comment

‘Room’ service! Artist lets you stay in her teepee built from trash

Williamsburg: One of the strangest art spaces in Williamsburg is now available for overnight stays. Comment

Liberals target Target for company’s right-wing ties

Brooklyn Courier: The national fight over how political campaigns are financed came to Fort Greene last Tuesday as community activists rallied at the Atlantic Terminal Target to protest the retail company’s $150,000 donation to an anti-gay rights gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota. Comment

On Tuesday, bring your dog to the game!

Bay News: Meet Sid, who’s not only our office mascot, but a great fan of the first-place Brooklyn Cyclones. On Aug. 24, our beloved black lab will be at MCU Park to enjoy the Brooklyn Cyclones’ third annual “Bark in the Park” night, when pet owners can bring their best friends to the 7 pm game. True, the animals can’t sub in as a pinch-runner, but the mayor’s office will offer microchips and other goodies to show your pooch that you care. Call (718) 372-5596. Comment

Hasidic man’s family blames cops — not anti-Semites — for shooting

Williamsburg: The family of the Hasidic man who was shot in the stomach in front of his Williamsburg home on Tuesday is blaming a lack of police — not anti-Semitism — for the robbery attempt-turned-shooting. “I don’t want to make accusations, but we just need more police in the area,” said the victim’s mother, who requested that her name not be used. Comment

JFK monument busts a move back to Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn Courier: JFK is back and better than ever. Comment

The ‘Odessa’ file: Brighton Beach 2010 — livelier than ever

Nightlife: Coney Island, with its topsy-turvy amusements, sports bars and sideshow freaks, tends to grab the spotlight for nightlife in southern Brooklyn. But its neighbor to the east — Brighton Beach — is a sea of debauchery in its own right. Comment

Teen Spirit heads to college — and Smartmom ain’t sleeping

Smartmom: The second in a three-part series about the end of a six-year run as Brooklyn’s official smart mom. Comments (11)

A guacamole with some kick!

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Even the best guacamole is a bland, one-dimensional paste. Comment

Pool party saved! JellyNYC and Open Space Alliance reach deal to save Aug. 29 show

Williamsburg: The briefly canceled Pool Party is back on. Comment
BAM District: The Fort Greene impressario is back with a new plan, two years after the city condemned his original venue. Comments (13)
Carroll Gardens: Homeowners have turned their Carroll Gardens block into a “trailer park” by illegally using their front yards as parking spaces — and the city says it will finally crackdown on the brazen practice. Comments (16)

Here’s a list of all the ghost bike memorials in Brooklyn

Mean Streets: There are currently 27 “ghost bike” memorials in Brooklyn, eight in or near our coverage area. Here are the victims and the locations. Comments (3)

This hurts! Mounting injuries and mounting concerns at MCU

Barnstormin’: Might injuries end up doing what no team has been able to do — stop the juggernaut that is the Brooklyn Cyclones? Comment
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Debate week begins! Round one: Jacobs vs. Adolphe!

Politics: It’s a barn-burner between three-decade incumbent Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs and challenger Michele Adolphe to represent Flatbush. Normally, we at The Brooklyn Paper don’t cover Flatbush, but this debate must be seen. Comments (2)

Hell on the el as thieves prey on J-train riders

Williamsburg: Straphangers riding the elevated J/M train have one more thing to worry about as they come home for the night — robbers. Comment

Bullet bonanza! Three shot on E. 39th Street

Mill–Marine Courier: Three shot Comment

Three women shot following celebration

Kings Courier: Three shot Comment

Sharp steal: Thieves stab man during mugging

Flatbush: Stabbed during robbery Comment

Canarsie carnage: Man stabbed to death on Flatlands Ave.

Canarsie: Stabbed to death Comment

Neighbors: Owls Head plant still stinks!

The stink is back. Comment

They stole his book bag

68th Precinct Comment

Flagger flop! Union laborers pulled from Ave. U

Move over flaggers, here comes something sturdier. Comment

Gunpoint robbery on 78th Street!

Bay News: 62nd Precinct Comment

Dead man washes up on Coney Island

Bay News: Dead in Coney Comment

The Abdi File: The 411 on Bravo’s art show winner

Who the hell is Abdi Farah and why does he have an exhibition at the internationally renowned and widely loved Brooklyn Museum? Comment

Longest-serving aide to longest-serving lawmaker is dead

Williamsburg: Celestine Miller, The longest-serving staff member of the longest-serving Brooklyn legislator in Albany died on July 23 after a long illness. She was 89. Comment

More park for Ridge

Spiked! Comment

Wright choice: Former Jefferson star signs with Duquesne

Bay News: and TIM SULLIVAN Comment

Rutgers recruit Randall shows off skills at Rucker Park

Bay News: Two possessions was all you had to see to know everything you needed to about Derrick Randall. Comment

Ex-Fordham star Parker looks to revive NBA career

Bay News: Smush Parker has enjoyed his time overseas, but that doesn’t mean he is completely content. Comment

South Shore product signs with Hawaii

Bay News: Carlotta Mingo barely knew what basketball was when she came to Brooklyn from Guyana at 14. When she started playing the sport as a freshman at South Shore, Mingo didn’t just have to learn the finer points – she had to figure out if it was really what she wanted to do. Comment

Former Loughlin star Allen content to put basketball dream on hold

Bay News: Herbie Allen isn’t your traditional streetball story. Comment

Mau Mau-ing the singles hitters! Low-ranked team beats Never Scared

Bay News: The rain came down Sunday, but the Mau Mau’s resolve never wilted, as it knocked off second-ranked Never Scared in the night’s — and possibly the season’s — biggest upset. Comment

‘Hell House’ still bedevils neighbors

Bay News: A once-grand Voorhies Avenue mansion remains the neighborhood “hell house” more than four months after it was purchased by a new owner vowing to solve the problem — and neighbors remain furious. Comment

Young, Kelley embark on training endeavor

High School Sports: Starting this fall, New York City basketball players won’t have to leave the five boroughs to get hands-on training anymore. Beginning with a camp later this month, noted girls hoops coaches Ron Kelley and Dinero Young will emerge onto the scene with their new endeavor, Drill Masters NYC. Comment

Castle’s hill: Change ways for senior season

High School Sports: It’s Ashley Castle’s time right now and she knows it. The last two years have been plagued by issues off the court and inconsistencies on it. But in a few weeks she’ll be starting her senior year at Medgar Evers. The end of the line is coming soon. It’s do or die. Comment

Walks of art! Check out Bklyn’s best public art this summer

Brooklyn’s art scene doesn’t leave much to desired, thanks to dozens of galleries that stretch from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. But why stay cooped up indoors when summer beckons you out into the sun (especially now that it’s a bit cooler) and there’s a mess of new public art all over the place? Comment

Long night’s journey into win!

Bay News: Cyclones 2 Comment

Ed Towns reads the wrong book to kids

Rep. Ed Towns was no meatball for a bunch of kids this Friday. Comment

Crime of the century! Bedbugs at the DA’s office

and Gersh Kuntzman Comment

Pugilistic Parker’s trial date pushed back until after the election!

Flatbush: State Sen. Kevin Parker’s trial for assaulting a New York Post photographer has been delayed until after the September primary election, but this time the pugilistic legislator has a longtime political rival to thank for the hold up. Comment

It’s a bus-aster on Livingston Street thanks to Fulton Mall rebuild

Roadwork along the Fulton Mall is causing congestion on neighboring Livingston Street, as four bus lines have been diverted to the already busy Downtown corridor. Comment

Cops try to link Mill Island gunmen to other crimes

Mill–Marine Courier: The brazen gunmen nabbed for terrorizing a wealthy Mill Island family with their own legal troubles could be responsible for other home invasions in the neighborhood, police say. Comment

Speeding bullets

Canarsie: The 35-year-old man gunned down as he sat inside a car on E. 98th Street was the victim of a drive-by shooting, say police of the Aug. 7 killing — the second murder to take place in the leafy residential neighborhood in two weeks. Comment
BREAKING

Grimaldi’s is saved for now — but will be booted next year

Grimaldi’s won the battle, but pizza lovers have lost the war. Comment

Stan by the numbers

Perspective: • The prestigious Institute of Medicine tells us that 50,000 to 100,000 patients die each year in the United States due to negligence by doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals. It goes on to say that there may be up to 1,000,000 preventable patient injuries per year attributed to human error. With the door marked “Obamacare” now opening, the big question is — will that number increase or decrease? I can make a great case for both sides. Comment

I can’t stand Bloomy’s term limits flip-flop

Perspective: When Mayor Bloomberg bent the rules and extended term limits before the last election, his explanation was that the city was in financial straits and that he — and he alone — could handle the tough task ahead. It didn’t matter that the citizens had voted to have term limits — twice, in fact — and that it was law. Emperor Mike just changed the rules and charged full-steam ahead. Comment

Work of schlock? Reality TV artist raises questions — about the Brooklyn Museum

An exhibit in the Brooklyn Museum showcasing the winner of a reality TV show is now open to the public — and contrary to many fears, the walls of the borough’s most-prestigious institution have not crumbled, though they have weakened. Comment

This Slope man wheels and deals

Lenny Shiller is still having fun, fun, fun — and he doesn’t even have a T-Bird. Comment

Park Slope’s newest music venue will ‘Rock’ you

Nightlife: Get ready to rock. Comment

The Heights has the right spirits next week

Nightlife: What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than to bounce into four of Brooklyn Heights’s best bars and drink a special cocktail designed just for the occasion? Comment
Gowanus: Lifeguard Luis Lecodet is not only this week’s “Hottie of the Double-D”— he’s also our first ever “Angel of the Double-D!” Comment

Thriller! Spike Lee honors the King of Pop again

Music: On Sunday, the filmmaker hosts his second annual “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” party. Comments (2)

New Gypsy bar is the hole-in-the-wall you crave

Nightlife: Roaming bar-hoppers look no further — your new favorite hole in the wall is in Greenpoint. Comment

Kickball update: Rain didn’t slow down Brooklyn United

Greenpoint: It was the worst weather for kickball in nearly five years, but that didn’t stop several powerhouses from punishing rivals in mud-slicked McCarren Park. Comment

Cops: We’ve collared one of two men in Driggs shooting

Williamsburg: Police arrested a suspect on Friday night in the shooting of a Williamsburg rabbi’s son that has rocked the neighborhood’s Hasidic community for two weeks. Comments (13)
UPDATE

Suspended game, with Cyclones up 8-7, still suspended!

Cyclones: It’ll now be played on Sept. 1. Comment

Nothing scary about these Lake Monsters

Cyclones: Cyclones win big in Vermont. Comment

City to Marty: Your concerts are too noisy!

Coney Island: Borough President Markowitz’s concert series in Coney Island is in violation of a city noise law passed this summer — and opponents are calling on Mayor Bloomberg to honor his promise to shut down the controversial performances. Comments (14)

Grimm’s fairy tale? GOP candidate ‘too busy’ to debate rival

Bay Ridge: Michael Grimm refused our invitation to debate his GOP rival, Michael Allegretti, in the race to take on Rep. Mike McMahon. Comments (10)

Big come-from-behind win against the Yankees

Cyclones: The Cyclones win with two in the seventh. Comment

The bike lock vigilante — villain or hero?

Mean Streets: Last week, reporter Andy Campbell broke the biggest bike story of the year: A report that a secretive “bike crusader” was gluing cyclists’ locks all over Williamsburg. This week, the “crusader” speaks — though his message is countered by an opponent of his vigilante methods. Click below for both pieces.

Tap into this new wine trend

Dining: Here’s a classy new twist to the keg party: kegged wine. Comment

A vegan croissant? Say it ain’t so

Foodie-in-Chief: Plus the rest of this week’s smoky, gooey, thick and delicious restaurant gossip. Comments (1)
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Only five hits in bad loss to Yanks

Cyclones: The Yankees open a two-game series with a win. Comment
Williamsburg: The city will start construction on a new Williamsburg ferry landing next month, a sign that long-troubled water taxi service may return to North Brooklyn — but underfunding by the city over the past few years has planners worried about the future. Comment

Roofus: Marty’s ‘chain gang’ is labor pain!

Cartoon: Here’s what our cartoonist thinks about Borough President Markowitz’s “chain gang.” Comment

On Tuesday, bring your dog to the game!

Cyclones: Though it’s unlikely that your pooch is as cute as our office mascot, Sid. Comment
Art: Brooklyn’s art scene doesn’t leave much to desired, thanks to dozens of galleries that stretch from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. But why stay cooped up indoors when summer beckons you out into the sun (especially now that it’s a bit cooler) and there’s a mess of new public art all over the place? Comments (1)

Music legend Kenny Vance at Coney next week

Music: Kenny Vance still knows how to get them moving. Comment
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Cyclones celebrate one really great moustache!

Cyclones: Brooklyn relief pitcher Hamilton Bennett may be playing in Single A, but he has a major league moustache — albeit from a decade far, far away. Comments (1)

Vito’s ‘abuse’ of power! Lopez called city worker to get goods in political case

Williamsburg: Assemblyman Vito Lopez “abused” his office when he called a city employee and asked him to provide documents that he wanted to use in a bid to kick a political opponent off the ballot this year. Comments (8)
Meadows of Shame: Parks Enforcement Patrol officers have written zero yes, zero tickets for littering over the last 20 months while dog owners are routinely summonsed, new documents show. Comments (10)
Williamsburg: Cops spoke out against the infamous Bike Crusader this week, vowing to lock up the renegade if he injects any more bike locks with Krazy Glue. Comments (24)

Pool party pooper! JellyNYC’s cash woes sink free concert series

Williamsburg: The final concert of the free Jelly Pool Party series has been canceled because the promoter has run into financial problems. Comment
Downtown: Downtown Brooklyn planners are taking another crack at landing the borough’s first Apple store — and this time, they really (really) think it’ll work. Comments (7)

Cyclone heroes play key role in All-Star Game loss

Cyclones: You can’t blame the record eight Brooklyn Cyclones for last night’s loss in the All-Star Game on Staten Island. Comment

Hell on the el as thieves prey on J-train riders

Williamsburg: Straphangers riding the elevated J/M train have one more thing to worry about as they come home for the night — robbers. Comments (3)
Bay Ridge: The stink is back. Comment
Williamsburg: Last week’s shooting in Williamsburg’s Hasidic Quarter may be part of a larger trend of bloodshed and drug activity. Comments (9)

‘Fare’ game! Downtown supermarket becomes Bklyn’s hottest restaurant

Dining: It’s like a private Food Network taping — with a tiny group of friends. Comment

Smartmom moves on! Beloved columnist ends her run

Smartmom: The first in a three-part series about the end of a six-year run as Brooklyn’s official smart mom. Comments (31)

‘Battle’ star! George Washington saved us all (so they say)

Event: Yes, it’s Battle Week again in Brooklyn. Comments (2)

‘Room’ service! Artist lets you stay in her teepee built from trash

Art: One of the strangest art spaces in Williamsburg is now available for overnight stays. Comments (2)

Mau Mau-ing the singles hitters! Low-ranked team beats Never Scared

Greenpoint: The rain came down Sunday, but the Mau Mau’s resolve never wilted, as it knocked off second-ranked Never Scared in the night’s — and possibly the season’s — biggest upset. Comment

Longest-serving aide to longest-serving lawmaker is dead

Fort Greene: Celestine Miller, The longest-serving staff member of the longest-serving Brooklyn legislator in Albany died on July 23 after a long illness. She was 89. Comment

‘House’ divided! Brooklyn jail will reopen, but not double in size

Boerum Hill: The city has scrapped a plan to double the size of the Brooklyn House of Detention in Boerum Hill — but did vow last week to get the 759-bed jail operating at full capacity within a year. Comments (1)

Crime of the century! Bedbugs at the DA’s office

Downtown: A little villain is taking a bite out of the people who take a bite out of crime. Comments (3)

Long night’s journey into win!

Cyclones: A four-hour, 14-inning victory keeps the Cyclones on top by nine games. Comments (1)
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A great intern moves on — farewell to Ben Kochman

Podcast: Please enjoy our video tribute to the scrappy southpaw. Comment

Coney’s subway station finally gets its ‘Star’

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

BKLYN Yard is back (sort of) as nearby lot hosts music and food on Saturday

Music: BKLYN Yard and the Greenpoint Food Market may both be gone, but that’s not stopping Asobi Seksu and the market’s artisans from doing their thing. Comment

In his element: Alan Harding leads dinner at Carroll Gardens spa

Dining: Here’s a new approach to health and well-being: a fabulous meal. Comment

Lipton tease! Ethan’s new songs will make you laugh

Music: Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra (OK, there’s only three of them) offer up sardonic wit at Barbes. Comment
Event: Justin Israelson and Gary Jonas aren’t so great at homebrewing. Comment

Cyclones finally bust out for a big win

Cyclones: Darrell Ceciliani’s two RBIs lead the way. Comment
Crown Heights: Rep. Ed Towns was no meatball for a bunch of kids this Friday. Comments (1)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Getting in bed with a Bravo television series winner fills a small gallery, but leaves our critic a bit empty. Comments (7)

More errors lead to an ugly loss

Cyclones: Three miscues hand the Crosscutters the game. Comment

Court Street accident is ugly, but cyclist is only slightly hurt

Mean Streets: Lady luck must love pizza! Comment
BREAKING

Grimaldi’s is saved for now — but will be booted next year

DUMBO: Grimaldi’s won the battle, but pizza lovers have lost the war. Comments (22)

Pugilistic Parker’s trial date pushed back until after the election!

Politics: State Sen. Kevin Parker’s trial for assaulting a New York Post photographer has been delayed until after the September primary election, but this time the pugilistic legislator has a longtime political rival to thank for the hold up. Comments (2)

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

Boerum Hill: It took more than 25 years, but one of Boerum Hill’s most majestic brownstones will finally be resurrected. Comments (4)

JFK monument busts a move back to Grand Army Plaza

Park Slope: JFK is back and better than ever. Comment

With this Colombo, there’s no mystery

Gowanus: It doesn’t take a detective to figure out why Laurie Colombo won our coveted “Hottie of the Double-D” award this week. Comment
Mean Streets: Roadwork along the Fulton Mall is causing congestion on neighboring Livingston Street, as four bus lines have been diverted to the already busy Downtown corridor. Comments (1)

Drinking, old style, to help the Botanic Garden grow

Event: It was mallets aforethought at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as guests garbed in the styles of a century ago gathered to celebrate the oasis’ centennial. Comment

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

Carroll Gardens: 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. Comments (2)

Hasidic man’s family blames cops — not anti-Semites — for shooting

Williamsburg: Family members of the Satmar man wounded on Tuesday refused to play the race card, demanding only more police protection. Comments (9)
Park Slope: Lenny Shiller is still having fun, fun, fun — and he doesn’t even have a T-Bird. Comments (2)

Dancewave troupe wows them in Scotland

Park Slope: 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
Fort Greene: The national fight over how political campaigns are financed came to Fort Greene on Tuesday as community activists rallied at the Atlantic Terminal Target to protest the retail company’s $150,000 donation to an anti-gay rights gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota. Comments (3)
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. Comments (8)

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

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: 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. Comments (3)

No money? No problem at this ‘free’ store

Shopping: 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. Comments (3)

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