Monday, Sept. 19, 2011

Cinema: The inspiration for the classic movie about gangland Coney is the subject of his own movie at the neighborhood’s film festival. Comments (20)

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

You’ll shake with pleasure at Blueprint

Bar Scrawl: Great cocktails in Park Slope. Comments (1)

Another lousy, lousy weekend

Weekend Watch: This weekend’s transit snafus. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

Queer eye for Park Slope

Queer eye for Park Slope

TV: Two lesbian filmmakers offer a web parody of the neighborhood (with plenty of coffee from Gorilla!). Comments (1)
The aquarium has named its new electric eel, ending an online naming contest that saw people send in more than 1,500 submissions. Comment
A venerable Wiliamsburg rabbi and his brother were charged on Wednesday with stealing $220,000 from the city for more than a decade in a bait-and-switch housing scheme. Comments (7)

‘Raw’ bar! Brooklyn Museum kicks off season of newcomers with a great show

Art: Emerging artist Kristof Wickman’s painstakingly crafted cast objects are front and center (and hiding in the corner, too). Comment
Dining: Don’t waste your tickets! Go in armed with our guide to the best booths. Comments (1)

Writers reveal their ‘bad habits’ at Frank’s Lounge

Nightlife: A throng of artists will morph Fort Greene’s famous old man bar into the confessional booth of watering holes for a night of “bad habits-themed” storytelling. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

Prospect Heights: But a mystery remains: Why did a cop apparently give him away? Comments (8)
A Republican businessman who has never held elective office trounced a career Democrat in the special election to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner — a six-week slugfest that turned into a referendum less on the prior officeholder’s sexual peccadillos and more on President Obama. Comments (29)
Art: Williamsburg is no longer an arts community. Comments (15)
Windsor Terrace: Police are now seeking at least two sex fiends in this summer’s terrifying attacks on women in the South Slope and surrounding neighborhoods — with cops revealing two more victims, bringing the total number of attacks to nearly a dozen. Comments (6)
Brooklyn Heights: A city panel unanimously approved a controversial new historic district in Downtown on Tuesday — despite opposition from residents who demanded that officials remove their co-op building from the landmarked area. Comments (3)
Art: The River Street art collective has left Williamsburg. Comments (2)

Arrested Ridge man couldn’t raise ‘jihad’ money from local Muslims

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge man who was arrested at Kennedy Airport last Tuesday for allegedly sending money to terrorists in Pakistan complained that he had to leave the neighborhood because he couldn’t raise enough terror cash from Muslim-Americans there. Comments (7)
Music: The legendary Lou Reed, string quartets with hip-hop beats and a film-noir guitarist will play Roulette this weekend — ushering in the grand opening of Brooklyn’s newest experimental music hall. Comment
Music: Who says old school print newspapers are good for nothing? Comment

Pols want you — to pick big projects

Two Brooklyn lawmakers are creating an “American Idol”-style contest for city construction dollars that will give residents say over future projects in their districts. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011

Downtown: Teachers will return to work today after a six-day strike over wages. Comments (6)

Cops say they’ve collared Fort Greene gunman — well, one of them at least!

Fort Greene: Police arrested a gunman who went on a robbing spree in Fort Greene Park last week, but another armed thug is on the loose. Comments (3)
Bensonhurst: A 52-year-old Bensonhurst resident who was a surly, yet beloved, fixture on the Coney Island Boardwalk died on Sept. 7 after he shot himself in the head — just as city marshals evicting him from his home banged on his door. Comments (9)
✔ Poll

Is she ready for the country?

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist comes thisclose to packing it all in and moving to the North Fork. Comments (7)

The usual suspects advance in kickball playoffs

Greenpoint: Ramrod, Bacon Bits — and Sugar Tits! advance to the second round — where the Mellancamps are awaiting. Comments (11)
Dining: On Sunday, North 11th Street will be packed tooth-by-jowl with delicious eats. Comment
Nightlife: Costumers, come-ons and concupiscence converge in Coney on Friday. Comments (2)

Pols: Vito’s a geezer freezer

Bushwick: Candidates complain that a Vito Lopez-backed charity is blocking them from campaigning in its centers. Comments (3)

Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

Windsor Terrace: The serial sex fiend who’s terrorized the South Slope and surrounding neighborhoods attacked another woman on Thursday — and the victim said police never responded to her call, adding to local fears that cops are fumbling in efforts to finally nab the monster. Comments (13)

Special Monday Screech: City won’t take Carmine’s calls during storm!

Sunday Screech: The Screecher’s got a word or two about the city’s ability to use a 100-year-old technology. Comments (4)
Art: Steve Powers is transforming a Hoyt Street garage into a work of art thanks to officials at the Fulton Street Macy’s — who paid for the project after the city asked them to spruce up their ugly facades. Comments (6)
Awesome: Egan! Foer! Oates! McMurtry! And a sneak peak at Russell Banks’s forthcoming book! Marty — you’ve booked quite a lineup. Comment
Foodie-in-Chief: Get ready for the Brooklyn Beefsteak — plus other exciting food news. Comments (4)

A delicious night of theater at the Irondale Center

Theater: “Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant” is not your grandparents’ dinner theater. Comment

Van is out of control on Fifth Avenue

Mean Streets: An out-of-control — and possibly drunk — driver smashed into a Fifth Avenue bar in Park Slope on Sunday evening, shattering the storefront window, injuring himself and a cab driver. Comments (11)

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011

Downtown: Students at Long Island University — where a heated faculty strike is underway — have a message for school administrators: Bring our teachers back or kiss us goodbye. Comments (5)

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

A Kensington woman says that the South Slope rapist flashed her on the subway last week, but when she called police with a tip, they hung up on her — an allegation that adds new evidence to residents’ complaints that cops aren’t doing enough to nab the creep who’s attacked seven women since March. Comments (12)

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

Jumaane: Cop attack was far away

Councilman Jumaane Williams says the incident that led cops to “protect” him by handcuffing and detaining him happened blocks away, but police won’t say where it happened. Comments (3)

Econ 101: Profs strike at LIU over pay

Econ 101: Profs strike at LIU over pay

Instructors at Long Island University’s Downtown campus walked off the job on Wednesday, scrubbing the first day of classes and claiming that the private institution isn’t paying them “a living wage.” Comments (7)
Park Slope: A follow up story one day after Prospect Park’s legendary daily queen losses her battle. Comments (4)

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