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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Superfund site specific: Pollution play staged beside Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: It’s not just the feds who are dredging up issues in Gowanus. Comments (23)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Banjo destruction!

Here’s your chance to throw a banjo into the Gowanus Canal!

Music: The Gowanus Canal is polluted with heavy metals — but for one day only it’s going acoustic. Comments (11)

A history of violence against instruments

The Who’s band leader has been turning rock stages into scenes of ungodly guitar carnage for nearly 50 years, leaving a trail of shattered Les Pauls and Rickenbackers all across the globe. Comments (4)

Monday, April 1, 2013

God complex

Books: The gods must be crazy — especially when it comes to family. Comment

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Gather ‘round: Carmine wants to talk about learning

Sunday Screech: I’m madder than I was back in high school when the Brooklyn Tech yearbook club failed to name the then Young Screecher “most likely to Screech” about the way people forget how education shaped their minds and the minds of tomorrow. Comments (2)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Our bartoonist wants his beer cans opened for him

Bar Scrawl: The Brooklyn Paper’s drinking illustrator is not impressed. Comments (13)

A novel romance: Great expectations for this lit-focused singles night

DUMBO: High school nerds, take heart — grow up, move to Brooklyn, and you will no longer be forever alone. Comment

Sláinte! Ridge Paddy parade brings out big crowd

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off for the 19th time on March 24 — and for its first-ever time on Third Avenue. Comments (8)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Here's what the Nets must do to win

We missed Kris: Boro pumped because Humphries is out of his slump

Front Court: While the country has been focusing its collective attention on the darling Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast University and the madness that is college basketball in March, the Brooklyn Nets have pulled an upset of their own: proof of life for Kris Humphries. Comment

Injured Johnson a worry for Brooklyn

Back Court: One half of Brooklyn’s back court looks ready to take on the world. The other half is a mystery. Comment

Hook sinker? Red Hook Houses could be key to Gonzalez seat

Red Hook: Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez’s primary challenger, Carlos Menchaca, accuses the 10-year incumbent of being missing in action in the months following Sandy’s assault on Brooklyn’s largest public housing complex — a charge Gonzalez denies, and she says she has the photos to disprove it. Comments (7)

Meditate on it

Page 1: There are so many cycles in life, it can be hard to keep order. So just listen to your body and focus on one cycle: the news cycle. Abide by the teachings of the gurus at The Brooklyn Paper — their natural state is one of balance, objectivity, and newsiness. It’s no stretch, just breathe. Now it’s time to repeat the mantra: Always keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

How much love is just enough love?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie tries to measure the unmeasurable. Comments (1)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Magic: The gathering! Occult bookstore a haven for Bushwick’s supernatural scene

Boro of Nerds: The literature at a new Bushwick bookstore is bound to raise your spirits. Comments (43)

The future of the Carnegie libraries

Plan to sell aged library a battle over Andrew Carnegie’s vision

The future of the Brooklyn Public Library system hinges on a simple question: what would Andrew Carnegie want? Comments (7)

Repairs overdue at Carnegie libraries

The classics are a struggle for the Brooklyn Public Library. Comments (4)

Carroll Bridge will close for repairs

Gowanus: The city will shut down the historic Carroll Street Bridge to all traffic for at least four months for critical repairs, Community Board 6 announced Monday. Comments (2)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It’s show time! Barclays to host MTV awards

And the winner is … Brooklyn! Comments (32)

Brooklyn now has its own set of commandments

Park Slope: Park Slope churchgoers stepped out of mass on Palm Sunday clutching their blessed reeds and wearing their pre-Easter finest, but little did they know a modern-day revelation at Mount Sinai was underfoot nearby. Comments (8)

Eastbound and up: Prospect Heights businesses are on the move

Prospect Heights: Prospect Heights merchants have adopted New York City’s most predictable migratory pattern: the eastward move. Comments (10)

Monday, March 25, 2013

A new Fourth Avenue

Bay Ridge: A radical redesign is in store for Fourth Avenue, if a new Department of Transportation proposal goes through. Comments (54)

Stops are a go: Activist says signs not lights will tame Boerum streets

Mean Streets: Swapping all of Boerum Hill’s traffic lights for stop signs would curb reckless drivers and facilitate a more efficient traffic flow, according to one longtime resident of the brownstone enclave. Comments (37)

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s new bridge is a shortcut with big views

Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn’s got a brand new bridge. Comments (8)

‘He gave me a strange look and just stabbed me’

Carroll Gardens: A Court Street man says his roommate pulled a knife and cut him — then lunged at cops responding to the crime. Comment

Friday, March 22, 2013

Bridging the gap: New bike lane would help cyclists cross Gowanus, backers say

Getting from Park Slope to the Columbia Street Waterfront District would get a lot easier for cyclists if the city rolls out a new bike lane on Sackett Street, planners say. Comments (49)

Blocks vs. bikes: Vinegar Hill residents fear cycling route would harm stone streets

Mean Streets: Two petitions from the Vinegar Hill Neighborhood Association attack the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway — a planned 14-mile bike lane stretching from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge along the water — as a threat to their streets, and their way of life. Comments (81)

Light at the end of the tunnel: Smith–Ninth station will reopen next month, MTA says

Transit: The long-shuttered Smith–Ninth Street subway station will finally open next month after transit-starved Red Hook straphangers waited nearly two years for major renovation work to come to an end. Comments (5)

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