With Buke and Gass, it’s DIY folk

Music: Take a baritone ukulele (the buke) and a guitar-bass hybrid (the gass) and you have the hottest folk band in the borough. Comment

2010: What a crazy year that was

2010: What a crazy year that was

What a year it was — from the installation of the Long Island Rail Road’s massive stone bollards at its new Atlantic Terminal to the snowstorm of the century during the last week of 2010. And through it all, The Brooklyn Paper has been there for you (try to remember us with something nice next Christmas!). But without further ado, here it is — our loving, somewhat cynical tribute to 2010. Comments (3)

Boro luminaries look back on a great year

Vox Pop: With 2011 upon us, we asked borough luminaries to reflect on this past year in Brooklyn. Here’s what they had to say. Comment
Williamsburg: Assemblyman Vito Lopez retires on Dec. 31 after 13 newsmaking years as “the” power broker of North Brooklyn. Comments (21)

Our cartoonist says: The Emerson is quite poetic

Bar Scrawl: The latest installment of our new feature, Bar Scrawl, offers our cartoonists’-eye view of Clinton Hill joint. Comments (3)

New gallery on Myrtle Avenue leads with nature

Art: You don’t get more Clinton Hill than Hadas Gallery. Comment
Podcast: Check out this amazing action as a Sanitation team totals a car in Brooklyn Heights! Comments (17)
Brooklyn Is Angry: The winter of Brooklyn’s discontent lingered into Wednesday as borough streets from Williamsburg to Sheepshead Bay remained unplowed more than 72 hours after the city’s fifth-worst snowstorm dumped two feet of snow. Comments (11)

Our weekly food column really fills the stomach this week

Foodie-in-Chief: Foodie in chief Erica Sackin has a full menu of items. Comment

‘Zombie’ jamboree! Patton Oswalt at Warsaw on Jan. 8

Books: Patton Oswalt may be the least likely Renaissance man. Comment
Brooklyn received a one-two punch this week — first when Mother Nature pummeled us with the fifth-largest snowstorm ever, then when City Hall didn’t do enough to clear the streets of the most-important borough. Comments (55)
Theater: The first must-see show of 2011 is the Abby Theatre’s month-long production of Ibsen’s “John Gabriel Borkman” at the BAM Harvey. Comment

Wizard of Ahhh! Catch burlesque ‘Friends of Dorothy’ at Galapagos next week

Nightlife: Pasties and glitter and drag, oh my! Comment

And here it is — our exclusive snow video

Podcast: Live from our editor’s posh Park Slope stoop. Also starring: A 3-year-old boy! Comments (5)

Snowpacalypse now!

Snowpacalypse now!

People were wondering — would get a snow picture up while it was still snowing? But of course! Enjoy this classic. Comments (10)

Diamond won’t crack! Railway explorer fights eviction from tunnel he discovered

Cobble Hill: A legendary railway explorer will sue the city to regain access to the abandoned subway tunnel under Atlantic Avenue that he rediscovered decades ago, but was evicted from earlier this month. Comments (5)

No boats allowed! Portion of bay off-limits due to unexploded bombs

Bensonhurst: Yet the city still wants to dredge in the area of the Coast Guard’s new “no boat” zone. Comments (3)

Politics as usual! So-called ‘reformer’ gets job with Lopez’s protege

Brooklyn Heights: So much for reforming the Brooklyn Democratic organization! Comments (55)
Event: In Brooklyn, there’s no better way to greet the new year than a case of hypothermia. Comment

Let the kids grow up already

The Dad: Our columnist’s New Year’s resolution is to let his kids grow up Comments (2)

Cheesy goodness at Brooklyn Mac

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Kraft mac ’n’ cheese is the greatest thing in the world — if you’re 4-years-old. Thankfully, Greenpointers of slightly more advanced ages have a delightful alternative to the safety-vest-colored main course. Comment

True Brit! U.K. comic Kitson to fill DUMBO with mirth

Event: Stop what you’re doing right now and get tickets to Daniel Kitson’s one-man show at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Comment

Merry Christmas from our mom columnist

Fearless Living: And she’s fed up with the holiday food police! Comments (2)

Foes say Diocese cooked the books at political church

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Here’s the perfect Christmas Eve story: A church official cooked the books to suggest that a politically active Bedford-Stuyvesant parish that Brooklyn Diocese officials wanted to close was financially unstable. Comments (4)
Carroll Gardens: A tiny town in Italy is making it to the big time — with a street co-naming in Carroll Gardens! Comments (2)

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