Sunday, May 6, 2012

Call off Krupke! These kids are great!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine realizes that not all kids are juvenile delinquents. Comments (6)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Folkin’ around!

Downtown: The fourth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival showcases the county of Kings as a powerhouse for banjos and twang. Comments (2)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Link: The member of the beloved hip-hop trio responsible for hits including “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” and “Sabotage” passed away at age 47. Comment
Fidler took an 87-vote lead in the ongoing race to replace disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger, but opponent David Storobin says the election is far from over. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Is Angry: Noisy construction work on the historic span is permitted between 11 pm until 6 am — way too late, according to sleep-deprived neighbors. Comments (8)

There’s more to Jewish baseball than Sandy Koufax

Books: Brooklyn-born Jewish big leaguers who helped shape the national pastime — and inspired baseball fans across the borough — recall their playing days in “Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words,” a new oral history edited by Park Slope writer Peter Ephross. Comment


Weekend Watch: It’ll be smooth sailing on the rails this weekend. Comment

This Windsor Terrace bar wins big

Bar Scrawl: Our bartoonist finds his go-to spot for drinks and grub on Prospect Park West. Comments (4)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Coffee the Train Man will not return to Cortelyou Road

Ditmas Park: There are a lot of cafes on Cortelyou Road, but you won’t find Coffee anywhere. Comments (17)

Sidewalk standoff over! Halal cart returns to old spot

Bay Ridge: The occupation of Fifth Avenue has ended. Comments (45)

Williamsburger: My landlord demolished my apartment while I was out

Williamsburg: A landlord punished for strong-arming rent-stabilized tenants broke into a Bedford Avenue apartment under the auspice of home repairs and trashed the place in an attempt to force a tenant to move out, a Williamsburg resident told cops. Comments (40)
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‘Rebel’ bingo is the ultimate numbers game

Nightlife: Don’t bring your grandma to this bingo party. Comments (3)

Is it OK if I treat my girls differently?

The Dad: This week, the Dad reflects on how his daughters vie for his attention. Comments (4)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Markowitz and diners are restaurant allies in War on Brunch

Greenpoint: It was all quiet on the Western omelet front on Sunday after North Brooklyn’s rebel restaurants retreated, hunkering down and calling in reinforcements including Borough President Markowitz in the ongoing War on Brunch. Comments (14)

Study: Newtown Creek safe for kayaking, dangerous for swimming, iffy for seafood

Boating on Newtown Creek is safe, but be careful around the seafood and don’t take a dip, a new state study concluded. Comments (5)

Attention deficit theater

Theater: You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll cry — but make it quick because each of these plays are ten minutes long. Comments (3)

Will Williamsburg’s new Wythe Hotel become the hipster Hilton?

Williamsburg: The Wythe Hotel opened for business on Tuesday, offering 72 rooms boasting original details, modern street art, a restaurant serving seasonal fare, posh bars, a theater for film screenings, and skyline views of Manhattan from the roof of the neighborhood’s newest luxury hotel. Comment

‘Grove’ isn’t over: Gowanus-side dance parties plan return this summer

Nightlife: A once-embattled dance party on the banks of the canal is back — and this time the civic group in charge of watchdogging boozy bashes is feeling the beat. Comment

Play tackles Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement

Fort Greene: The Irondale Ensemble’s new show brings the borough’s abolitionist movement to life — with surprising results. Comments (4)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Greenpoint: Last year’s champs are out, opening the door for several new teams to stake their claim at the Chuck D championship trophy. Comments (2)

Dairy scary! Raccoons drink up at Windsor Terrace school, neighbors say

Wild Brooklyn: Careless custodians at a Windsor Terrace school have turned the surrounding block into a cafeteria for hungry raccoons — and rotten milk is always on the menu, according to angry neighbors. Comments (11)
Williamsburg: The operator of a ferry line that connects Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and DUMBO with Manhattan wants to accept MetroCards — a proposal that could streamline payment and lure more landlubbers to commute across the East River, transit advocates say. Comments (5)

Cheers! This man brews Brooklyn’s best homemade beer

Brooklyn Heights: The war of the worts has been won by a rare-book seller from Brooklyn Heights who brews his beer with oysters. Comment
A giant corporation will donate millions of dollars to revitalize several cherished Brooklyn landmarks — if enough history buffs vote for them, that is. Comments (1)

Kafka’s daddy issues take center stage

Theater: The master storyteller had a father — and you can learn all about his guilt, affection, and resentment for that man in this one-actor show. Comment

Cops: 93 Lounge a ‘problem location’

Bay Ridge: Cops agree with community members who say that the 93 Lounge shouldn’t get its liquor license renewed, but the State Liquor Authority says they have no evidence that the bar is up to no good. Comments (21)

Weird science: College kids battle in Downtown robotics competition

Downtown: Brooklyn’s brightest mechanical minds inched the world one step closer to its inevitable robot takeover on Saturday when they put their high-tech, creations to the test at the first ever Robotics Tournament of Champions at City Tech’s Mechatronics Technology Center. Comment

Monday, April 30, 2012

Bay Ridge: Several Fifth Avenue businesses set up tables on spots used by food carts — drawing a line in the sidewalk. Comments (83)

City snips barber with petty fine — over his 100-year-old cash register!

Ditmas Park: Antiques can be costly — but not like this. Comments (7)
Nightlife: Neighbors of a soon-to-open outdoor drinking destination are worried because they claim getting in touch with the beer garden’s owners is harder than getting the attention of a busy bartender during happy hour. Comments (74)

Good clean fun: Artist coats gallery in laundry detergent

Art: One artist transforms a Park Slope gallery into a laundromat while another converts a Prospect Heights art space into an indoor landfill with all the charm and ambience of Wall-E’s apartment. Comment

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