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Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

DUMBO: Tourists and ex-cons will mingle under a secret plan to move an NYPD property office to tony DUMBO — allowing people fresh out of jail to retrieve their stuff in an area filled with much-promoted attractions for out-of-towners. Comments (14)

Monday, Aug. 15, 2011

Event: An under-rated business strip gets its well-deserved close-up in an all-day festival. Comments (2)

Rebel yell! Head to Greenhouse Cafe in Bay Ridge for Southern rock

Music: Catch The Blue Star Band on Aug. 19. Comments (2)

Friday, Aug. 12, 2011

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: A restaurant that goes back to the good old days. Comments (15)

Should the city fund private police forces?

Should the city fund private police forces?

Letters: Brooklyn Bridge Park deal is a shell game

Letters: Our letters to the editor column returns with some true barn-burners! Comments (3)

This weekend’s must reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment

Say ‘Yes’ to NoBar

Bar Scrawl: Our Bar Scrawl columnist visits a new bar in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Comments (1)

Weekend looks good

Weekend Watch: Enjoy a weekend of relatively easy commuting. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Bridge ‘Park’: It’s the billion-dollar boondoggle! Comments (135)

Terry Rosen, 75, penned anthem for Gov. Carey

Bay Ridge: Theresa Rosen, the community activist and president of the Society of Old Brooklynites for more than a decade — who coincidentally wrote Hugh Carey’s campaign song when he ran for governor in 1974 — died Aug. 4 at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital after a short bout with cancer. She was 75. Comments (1)
The venue was too small for a star of that the magnitude of Aretha Franklin — and Borough President Markowitz is pointing to the controversy as reason to build his mega-amphitheater. Comments (6)
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Finally, a book about Brooklyn books!

Books: Evan Hughes new history gives as definitive a look at the borough’s literary scene as possible. Until, of course, the next big Brooklyn author emerges. Comments (3)
Editorial: Our editorial board provides a contrary view of the Brooklyn Bridge Park funding deal (you know, the one that everyone else seems to like). Comments (24)

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011

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Cyclones playoff push begins now

Ridin’ the Cyclones: But does this team have what it takes? Comments (1)

No-arm bandits take more money on Fifth and Seventh Aves

Park Slope: The city has once again hiked the cost of “Park Smart” meters on two retail-heavy Park Slope strips — but this time merchants are calling the increase dumb. Comments (17)
Birders are on the hunt for a rare gray-hooded gull that has not been seen since last Wednesday. Comments (5)
Bay Ridge: Five people were hospitalized with stab wounds following a massive brawl inside a notorious 64th Street karaoke bar early on Monday — and Bay Ridge residents are demanding that the state shut down the problem-plagued nightclub. Comments (9)

Kid stuff! Karen K leads the Jitterbugs at Carroll Park on Aug. 17

Parenting: Karen Kalafatas offers a free concert in the heart of Dan Zanes-ville. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011

Jungle love! Bongo, the missing monkey doll, has been found

Park Slope: Look, when you love a Beanie Baby, when you give your life to a plush pet, you’ll do anything to be reunited. We know. We’ve been there. Comments (22)

Dognapped! Family grieving after trio steals their dog — from a cop

Park Slope: A Prospect Heights couple is desperately searching for its beloved pooch after a trio of alleged lady dognappers convinced a cop that they owned the furry little guy. Comments (7)

Cyclones cap a three-out-of-four series over the Yanks

Cyclones: Now the team heads out onto the road for six games with the wild-card berth in sight. Comment

Cook and drink like the pros!

Dining: Two chefs give up two of the secrets of Le Comptoir in Williamsburg. Comment
Greenpoint: The second-ranked Mathletes were exposed by two top kickball teams this weekend, leaving questions as to their playoff abilities. Comment

Writer Sapphire is back next week with new gem

Books: Fifteen years after “Push,” the writer gives birth to “The Kid” — and a reading at the Brooklyn Public Library on Aug. 15. Comment

Monday, Aug. 8, 2011

Hugh Carey, governor who saved New York, is dead

Politics: The Park Slope native was 92. Comments (8)
Bridge ‘Park’: The city has moved forward with plans to build condos and a hotel at Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park — locking in a long-sought revenue source for the waterfront park’s $16-million annual maintenance budget. Comments (5)

Is this the best toilet in America?

Podcast: Habana Outpost’s recycled rainwater loo goes for the gold. Comments (1)
Event: A Brooklyn (and Brooklyn Paper!) comic legend prepares his comeback special on Oct. 1 in Coney Island. Comments (5)
Brooklyn Heights: A city panel that had blocked a developer from building a true brownstone in the heart of brownstone Brooklyn now says that a red brick house is just fine. Comments (11)

Cyclones beat the Yanks — and beat ‘em bad!

Cyclones: A 10-2 win on the Rock puts the Cyclones in command of the four-game series. Comment
Music: The trio celebrates the release of its debut album at, naturally, a soda fountain. Comment

Let’s not turn our kids into fear-filled zombies!

The Dad: Our columnist realizes that bad things happen in the world, but his job is to suppress his own fear and let his kids explore the world. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011

Carmine has a blast at Villa Roma

Sunday Screech: Carmine finally convinces the whole family to go back to Villa Roma for the first time in 25 years — and he’s happy about it! Comments (4)

Revenge! Yankees beat Cyclones to even the four-game series

Cyclones: All it took was one bad inning. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011

First blood! Clones beat Yanks

Cyclones: The first game of a three-game series against the hated Baby Bombers goes well — very well. Comment

Friday, Aug. 5, 2011

Mill Basin: Look, it didn’t work out for hipsters at Floyd Bennett Field, so “Rock Beach” is now “Rock Yard” again. Comments (8)
Gowanus: The city will shutter the country’s oldest retractable bridge for repairs, temporarily inconveniencing residents and businesses in Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. Comment

Clones loses ugly to Crosscutters

Cyclones: Slip-slidin’ away — you know the nearer your wild card berth the more you’re slip-slidin’ away. Comment

It’s the return of the Windsor Terrace police blotter!

Windsor Terrace: Our intern, Haru Coryne, does it again. The kid gets you the inside scoop on all the crime and other bad stuff inside the neighborhood’s 72nd Precinct. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011

Police say they have arrested Greenpoint gunman

Greenpoint: Police say they’ve caught the gunman who shot a Greenpoint jeweler last week during a robbery that shocked the neighborhood. Comments (7)
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