A Cobble Hill bar with a good burger

Bar Scrawl: What more do you need? Comments (4)

With playoffs approaching Hornets hope to learn from Poly loss

High School Sports: Andrew Shipman was hoping for a better showing. Instead, the first-year Midwood coach will have to settle for lessons learned and a feeling he wants his team to remember with the PSAL playoffs fast approaching. Comment

Bring the kids to Kingsborough for ‘Room on the Broom’ next Saturday

Parenting: This is one show that’ll sweep you off your feet! Comment

Viva Zapata! Poly Prep soph has right stuff

High School Sports: Arguably the best pitcher in New York City isn’t on draft boards and he doesn’t have a college lined up. Comment

Quick starting, physical Poly powers past Midwood

High School Sports: Poly Prep is a welcoming bunch. The Blue Devils are physical, aggressive and skilled with their sticks at every part of the field and they make sure opponents are aware of it right from the start. Comment

Party patrol: Chief’s appearance turns dinner dance into farewell party

Canarsie: More than 100 revelers turned the 69th Precinct Community Council’s dinner dance into an impromptu farewell party for the station house’s chief Saturday night — the day after Deputy Inspector Milt Marmara announced he’d be moving on to the hinterlands of Queens. Comment

Corn dog! Kings County Fair starts on Thursday

Event: Get two weeks of cotton candy, bumper cars and clowns. Comments (7)

Bring the kids to Kingsborough for ‘Room on the Broom’ next Saturday

Event: This is one show that’ll sweep you off your feet! Comments (1)

Should neighborhood names be controlled by law?

Should neighborhood names be controlled by law?

Perspective: A state assemblyman wants to ban “fake” neighborhood names cooked up by real-estate brokers. But doesn’t this fly against the central fact of New York life that the only constant is change? Click below for the lawmaker’s opinion piece, plus one from an opponent of his bill:

Meat and music: The BBQ Blowout returns on May 18

Dining: With those two ingredients, it’s the perfect party. Comment

Lots of work this weekend

Weekend Watch: Here are the transit changes that could affect your travel plans this weekend (Saturday, May 14 at 12:01 am to Monday, May 16 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment […] Read more…

West Bank proxy battle seen in falafel war on Bedford Ave

Williamsburg: Bedford Avenue is becoming the new West Bank — and you can blame falafel. Comments (21)

The Brooklyn Bridge is forever — so get a tattoo of it

Event: Head to Brooklyn Tattoo on May 22 to do just that in honor of the iconic span’s 128th anniversary. Comments (10)
Parenting: Roll over, Puppetworks — ClockWorks Theater is here. And this one isn’t just for kids. Comments (1)
What the truck is going on here? Comments (1)

Meat and music: The BBQ Blowout returns on May 18

Attention barbecue fans: the BBQ Blowout is back. Comment

Get a peek at your Park Slope neighbors

It’s a Park Slope peep show. Comment
Park Slope: And Williamsburg falls to second place. Comments (4)
Meadows of Shame: Perhaps another massacre can be avoided. Comments (40)
A state judge ruled that the construction of a controversial mosque in Sheepshead Bay can move forward shortly after a lawyer for the developer hinted that opponents of the plan are terrorists — citing inflammatory graffiti cheering the death of Osama bin Laden at the mosque site. Comments (9)
They’re here, they’re queer — get used to them! Comments (19)

Here’s the full ‘Celebrate Brooklyn’ schedule

Music: Here it is, folks, the full schedule for “Celebrate Brooklyn,” the summer concert and arts series, produced by BRIC Arts, Media, Bklyn, a badly punctuated name for a great organization. All concerts (except for benefits below) are at the bandshell in Prospect Park (entrance at Prospect Park West and Ninth Street) and are free ($3 suggested contribution). Comment
Fort Greene: Organizers of the Brooklyn Flea want the city to reserve a busy block of Lafayette Avenue as a loading dock for vendors at their bustling Saturday souk — but Fort Greene residents are complaining about the high cost: 10 parking spaces in an already crowded neighborhood. Comments (10)

Small craft advisory! DUMBO’s Archway to be one-day market on May 21

Shopping: This ain’t just Etsy, either. Comment

Corn dog! Kings County Fair starts on Thursday

Parenting: With a name like Kings County, it’s onlyproper that we have our own county fair. Comment

Follow his ‘cue! Learn how to make Kansas City ribs with Matt Greene

Event: Sweet, tangy, messy — and not that hard to make at home (with a little help from The Brooklyn Kitchen). Comment
Four goslings that were never supposed to develop past the embryo stage are now waddling and squawking around Prospect Park, baffling city biologists who thought they’d successfully prevented the eggs from hatching. Comments (9)

Female problem! Hillary erased from Yiddish paper — because she’s a girl!

A Brooklyn Yiddish-language newspaper airbrushed Secretary of State Clinton from the White House’s official Osama “war room” photograph because editors decided that their Hasidic readership would be offended by a photograph of a woman. Comments (32)

Rendering vs. reality on Smith Street

Rendering vs. reality on Smith Street

Carroll Gardens: Who are you going to believe — a developer or your own lying eyes? Comments (8)

New bill seeks parking permits to help moving day

No longer will you have to guard empty parking spaces with lawn furniture, under a proposal by Councilman Brad Lander. Comments (3)
Mean Streets: A key member of a community board panel is demanding that the city strap on a helmet and revive its own abandoned proposal for a bike lane on Bay Ridge Parkway — but he’s facing an uphill battle. Comments (45)

Audit rips Downtown Brooklyn Partnership over bookkeeping, salaries

Downtown plan: The organization in charge of charting Downtown’s future is having serious difficulty steering its own ship, according to a city audit released on Monday. Comments (2)
Cobble Hill: A weekend arsonist scorched newly installed playground equipment at Public School 29 in Cobble Hill, alarming area residents and ruining the fun for hundreds of children. Comments (4)

Do the cool kids think they’re cool?

Fearless Living: Our columnist wonders about self-image (hers and her kids’). Comment

Brooklyn United stands tall in Week 2 action

Greenpoint: One of last year’s strongest teams is starting to gel. Comment

Get fit — the roller derby way!

Hey ladies, if you’re looking to get in shape, just put on some skates! Comment

Buzzer beater! Ratner workers will toil longer, and on Saturdays, to get arena done

And on the seventh day, Bruce Ratner won’t rest. Comment

This is one artsy bar fight

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

This thief opts for the real ‘Real Thing’

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

Keep on truckin’! Food vendors will fill Grand Army Plaza on May 22

Dining: Food addicts will think they died and went to gourmet heaven when the inaugural NYC Food Truck Rally hits Park Slope next Sunday. Comments (5)

Book him! Atlantic Bookshop to close in latest demise of print vs. pixels

Brooklyn Heights: Failed bookstore manager Jed Hershon has met the enemy — and it’s the Internet. Comments (23)

Smartmom’s ‘Edgy Moms’ reading is the flipside of Mother’s Day

Books: This is for all you moms who are more Peg Bundy than Carol Brady. Comments (3)

Food gossip — including a price hike at the Chef’s Table

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s another feast with our Foodie in Chief, Sarah Zorn. Comment

May the verse be with you as ‘Star Wars’-themed epic hits the stage

Theater: Shakespeare meets George Lucas in an iambic pentameter- and light-saber–packed production this month. Comment
Art: Opalia Flowers hosts a big exhibit of Ken Rush. Comments (1)

Never dare a stranger!

Canarsie: Shot on a dare Comment

From diner to CVS

Mill–Marine Courier: If you’re still suffering from indigestion over the closing of the Kings Plaza Diner, at least you’ll soon have a place to buy antacid — a CVS Pharmacy will soon be built on the property left vacant by the famed Avenue U eatery. Comment

Building hit twice in one day!

68th Precinct Comment

Man killed on Linden Boulevard

Flatbush: Gunned down Comment

Thieves swipe teen’s gun

Mill–Marine Courier: Gun robber sought Comment

Tazza is broken into!

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Hospital exec cuts ties to Kruger

And then there were seven. Comment

Man stabbed in pizza shop

Kings Courier: Pizza pains Comment

Need more trees

Mill–Marine Courier: It’s leaf lunacy! Comment

Nazareth softball shows winning is contagious

High School Sports: Move over, Nazareth girls basketball. There’s room for more than just one successful female team at the East Flatbush school. Comment

Play bawl! Scam artist uses beloved little league’s name as he peddles for donations

A money-hungry confidence artist has bilked dozens of people while pretending to collect donations for the Gil Hodges Little League, a 52-year-old organization that locals love to support. Comment

Broadway in Brooklyn! Narrows Community Theater does ‘42nd Street’

The Narrows Community Theater is putting on its tap shoes. Comment

Cop pleads guilty to being part of robbery crew

Crime: A dishonored NYPD cop is facing 30 years behind bars after admitting to helping a robbery crew commit more than 100 heists. Comment

Fort Hamilton alum drafted by Philadelphia Eagles

Bay News: Jaiquawn Jarrett saw the Philadelphia area code on the incoming call, looked up at the television screen to see the Eagles — who the Temple safety worked out for several times — on the clock and one thought popped into his head. Comment

Thief breaks into Tazza on Henry Street

Brooklyn Heights: A thief snatched a bag full of cash from a bakery on Henry Street overnight on April 29. Comment

Church Ave. parking fix causing pain for driver$

Flatbush: The city’s ban on parking for shoppers along Church Avenue so trucks can make deliveries during a good portion day is paying dividends — in parking tickets. Comment


Flatbush: A piece of TV history is up for grabs on Avenue M. Comment

Laptops taken from Leon Goldstein HS

Bay News: Goldstein raid Comment

Misplaced Gowanus dance club to become neighborhood music venue

Nightlife: An out-of-place dance club — shuttered after noise and capacity violations — will reopen this week in Gowanus with a new name and concept. Comments (1)

It’s Mother’s Day

Here’s our last minute restaurant guide! Read more…

It’s a disast-R! Line has disgusting station, cars

It’s a disast-R! Line has disgusting station, cars

Transit: It’s official: Everyone is appalled by the R train! This week, the line’s coaches were rated the dirtiest in town. And we sent our intern to Court Street, where we found the most disgusting station in the borough! Click below for our full (and full-color) story package about this tawdry train.
Boerum Hill: Boerum Hill’s Strong Place Day Care Center will soon be renamed in honor of Hope Reichbach, the City Council staffer who worked to save the facility from city budget cuts. Comments (16)

Let the good times roll! Community board tables bar moratorium

Williamsburg: A Williamsburg community board has abandoned — at least for now — a bid to halt new bars from coming to the booze-saturated neighborhood. Comments (9)

Get a peek at your Park Slope neighbors

Event: It’s house tour time again, so you’re invited. Comments (2)
Coney Island: The new greatest show on Earth may be Borough President Markowitz’s Coney Island summer music series. Comments (8)
Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Heights will get an innovative $4.9-million footbridge that zigzags over streets and through buildings to connect the northern part of the neighborhood to one of the world’s most breathtaking parks. Comments (7)

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