Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

New website helps ‘Missed Connections’ find each other

Downtown: NYU-Poly professor Luke DuBois has created a website that tries to reunite the lonely hearts of Craigslist. Comments (1)

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012

Carmine’s got a couple of things to say about this couple!

Sunday Screech: This week, our columnist talkes schools and hoops with Salema and Don Marbury. Comment
Music: This singer-songwriter is part country dame and part city slicker — and she’s all about the love. Comments (11)

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

Get ready for Trainageddon!

Weekend Watch: L riders get the shaft this weekend. Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Feel the love!

Dining: These tasty treats will fire up your mind, body and soul, just in time for the sexiest holiday of the year. Comment

Surviving Brooklyn’s longest happy hour is all in a day’s work for our reporter

Bay Ridge: Our man Dan Bush tests his mettle against Brooklyn’s longest happy hour — and survives (barely). Comments (7)

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Sludge parks for Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: The filthiest part of Brooklyn’s most putrid waterway could become the foundation for new parkland in Gowanus and Red Hook. Comments (13)

Parents sue to keep ‘Success’ charter out of Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill: A politically connected charter school broke state law by switching school districts to get space in wealthy Cobble Hill rather than less desirable neighborhoods, according to the angry parents behind a bombshell lawsuit. Comments (24)

Love stinks: Greenpoint sewage plant to host Valentine’s Day tour

Event: Nothing says I love you like the smell of sewage in the morning. Comments (3)

Is this the start of a Barclays Center gold rush?

Atlantic Yards: The owners of a 96-year-old sporting goods store directly across the street from the nearly finished home of the Brooklyn Nets are cashing out — putting their building up for sale in what speculators say is the start of a real estate surge sparked by the opening of the new arena. Comments (16)

Who cares about love? Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate

Dining: It’s the only holiday where grownups are allowed — nay, encouraged — to eat sweets with reckless abandon. Here are Brooklyn’s best sweet treats. Comment

High seas at St. Ann’s

Theater: Eugene O’Neill’s early plays chronicle the life of a sailor. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

Parachute Jump lovers: Hey Marty! Take the leap!

Amusement ride enthusiasts want Markowitz to put the money he’s set aside to lighting the Parachute Jump toward reopening the iconic ride. Comments (14)

Towns’s haul: Canarsie Rep. is a fundraising fiend

The 76-year-old lawmaker has taken in nearly a quarter of a million dollars in three months, campaign records show. Comments (1)

NYPD puts sanctions on Europa

Greenpoint: Police briefly closed Club Europa in Greenpoint, claiming the venue next door to the 94th Precinct is a home to underage drinking and brawls. Comments (8)

It’s gossip time!

Dining: Four area restaurants double down, Bed Stuy loses brisket, and Carroll Garden’s builds a better burger in this week’s scrumptious serving of gossip. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

KISSed again! Ad defaced blocks from site of W’Burg church vandalism

Williamsburg: A vandal scribbled KISS masks on an ad in a Williamsburg subway station just four blocks from the Havemeyer Street church where police found a statue of the Madonna and child defaced to resemble the 1970s rockers on Wednesday. Comments (8)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Flynn Michael is searching the galaxy far and wide for his blade of light — and you, Brooklyn Paper readers, may be his only hope. Comments (80)

Ridge merchants back Third Avenue pedestrian mall

Bay Ridge: A car-free pedestrian plaza could be around the corner. Comments (14)

Bay Ridge cop: I’m a gunrunner

Bay Ridge: The ring leader of a crooked NYPD gang confessed his crimes yesterday — and is expected to spend a few years in the slammer as a result, feds say. Comments (2)

This bourbon costs $100 per sip

Nightlife: Have a taste of Brooklyn’s most exclusive — and expensive — beverage. Comments (7)

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012

Park Slope: A thief made off with four “tree sweaters” from a South Slope block, leaving the arbors exposed to the elements. Comments (12)

Is Columbia Street about to become the new Smith Street?

Dining: An award-winning chef will open the East Coast outpost of his acclaimed Thai restaurant in the waterfront neighborhood — and some locals are saying the new eatery could bring big changes to the geographically isolated community. Comments (13)

Lower speeds for Greenwood Heights?

Mean Streets: Greenwood Heights residents want to reduce the speed limit on Sixth Avenue, beginning their own push for a “slow zone” after protesting a similar traffic safety plan in Park Slope that emerged without their input. Comments (24)

V-day blast at the Russian Baths

Kensington: The hottest Valentine’s Day party in town is going down in Kensington. Comments (3)

Woman injured after SUV crashes into Downtown condo

Mean Streets: A motorist ran a red on Sunday night, struck another vehicle and crashed into a fancy Downtown high-rise on Boerum Place, according to a witness. Comments (11)
Ditmas Park: After Cafe Madeline’s former owner dissed the area, its new owner has some kinder words for the neighborhood. Comments (7)

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012

Kids grow up so fast!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist deals with the difficulty of his teenaged daughters getting older, and making their own decisions — including possibly risky ones. Comments (2)

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

The vandal who defaced religious icons outside of a Williamsburg church could be a member of KISS Army, police say. Comments (12)

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011

Basement burglar makes off with cameras and cash

Carroll Gardens: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment

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