Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Characters not wanted: New comic book depicts Brooklynites, hipsters

Books: The main character of a new comic book struggles with life in Brooklyn — where he’s surrounded by hollow friends, vain artists, and pathetic hipsters. Comments (1)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Nightlife: It’s like drinking whisky in “Highlander.” Comments (4)

Brooklyn now hostile to hostels

What’s a budget-conscious tourist to do? Comments (1)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Carmine’s power-broker breakfast!

Sunday Screech: This week, everyone heads to Kingsborough Community College to kiss the Screecher’s ring! Comments (1)

Turn Gowanus glop into land, sez group

Letters: The feds should go ahead and extend the Red Hook shoreline with sewage dredged from the Gowanus Canal, according to local activists. Comments (1)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Woodlands for walkups: Liven up your apartment at terrarium building class

Greenpoint: It’s a whole new world in a itty-bitty living space . Comments (1)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Who’s your momma? A Mother’s Day guide for every kind of matriarch

Brooklyn’s got something fun for your mom, whether she’s an art geek or an athlete. Comment
Art: Just look at the way this painting captures the hastily scrawled graffiti over peeling paint. Comments (8)

Bartoonist experiments with mixing science and suds

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits a physics-themed watering hole called Supercollider. Comment

Gifts from the sea — friends of the Mermaid Parade offer fabulous prizes to Kickstarter donors

The mermaids of Coney Island may not go extinct after all. Donations are pouring into a Kickstarter campaign set up by Mermaid Parade organizer and Sideshows by the Seashore founder Dick Zigun to fund the iconic freak-fest after Sandy laid waste to the fishy ladies’ natural habitat. Comments (5)
Page 1: You’ve been doing it since the day you were born. Dotting those eyes and crossing those tees. Digging deeper to get to the truth. Running out that easy ground ball to second base. Playing until three a.m. to make sure you get to the next level. And the level after that. Going out of your way to eat that cherry even though you know its only worth an extra 100 points. Looking up these references on Google to find out just what the hell we are talking about. Yeah, you do those things, because you’re from Brooklyn, the County of Kings, and you know there is nothing more important than to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Fun? At 42? Is it posible?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders if it is okay for her to have some fun. Comments (5)

No more bridging the gap in Coney

The city is burning its bridges — or at least the pedestrian walkway connecting the W. Eight Street train station to the Coney Island Boardwalk. Comments (7)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Some Prospect Park-goers fear second coming of Great GoogaMooga

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Angry Prospect Park-goers fear the second coming of a giant music and food fest in Brooklyn’s backyard will leave the green space worse for wear — just like they say it did last year. Comments (36)

Battle of the Rx-es!

Ditmas Park: A Brighton Beach restaurant owner will open a modern mom-and-pop pharmacy on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park, and she has some fighting words for her two competitors located just a few doors down. Comments (5)

Fiddle me this: New Orleans music festival invites you to jam

Music: It’s the music festival that asks its audience to join the band. Comment

Nets’ game 7 defeat highlights first-season flaws

Front Court: It was an embarrassing end to an inaugural season with such high expectations. The Nets’ dreams of a long playoff run came crashing to an underwhelming halt on their home court last Saturday night in a game seven defeat to the Chicago Bulls. Comments (1)

Humiliating game 7 loss was team effort

Back Court: The stage was set for the Nets’s first big postseason moment in their new home on Atlantic Avenue: Game 7, Saturday night, the only matchup on TV. Comment

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The city has quietly installed electronic devices at busy intersections that use E-ZPass technology to collect data on cars — and possibly their drivers — as they pass below, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (57)


Tank battle: City defies feds, says it won’t build Gowanus sewage storage

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Federal Government wants to put the proverbial toilet seat down on raw sewage flowing into the Gowanus by building expensive storage tanks to hold run-off, but the city says its an unnecessary expense. Comments (13)

Save our pool! Residents battle feds Double-D closure plan

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Double-D pool is in danger, and locals are again rallying to save it. Comments (12)

Coney candy confrontation: Big sweets chain opens near candy-apple Mecca

Coney Island: Call it a sugar showdown! Comments (5)

Hey Bruce! Build! Mayoral wannabes push Ratner on housing

Atlantic Yards: The next mayoral administration could put Forest City Ratner under the axe for failing to build housing on the Atlantic Yards development site. Comments (15)

Greenpoint’s Keramos Hall restoration wins two preservation awards

Greenpoint: The recent restoration of Keramos Hall, a 19th-century Greenpoint landmark known for its Swiss chalet-style wood frame, was so successful that the building’s return to former glory has won two preservation awards. Comment

Residents clean up at East River State Park

Awesome: They did not have enough shovels to pass out to the nearly 100 volunteers who showed up to help clean up the East River State Park on Saturday. Comments (3)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cyclones will play on artificial turf!

The Ride: The Brooklyn Cyclones will play home games on artificial turf this year, and the grass at the city-owned ballpark in Coney Island has already been ripped up and replace with the synthetic kind, the team announced today. Comments (7)

Hot dog! Fire at Nathan’s in Coney Island won’t postpone Memorial Day re-opening

That’s not the smell of burning hot dogs! Or is it? Comments (5)

Historic Carroll Street Bridge to get $1 million in FEMA aid for Sandy damage

Gowanus: The historic Carroll Street Bridge suffered the indignity of being submerged in disgusting Gowanus Canal waters during Hurricane Sandy, and now the city’s only active wood-planked movable bridge will receive more than $1 million in federal disaster aid so it can get a well-deserved bath. Comments (3)

Sandy-ravaged Sunny’s Bar raises $12,000 at benefit concert

Red Hook: Sunny days are forecast for Red Hook’s iconic Sunny’s Bar. Comment
Checkin’ in with: Who is Ed Janoff? Read this and find out. Comments (17)

Monday, May 6, 2013

It’s hip to be Christ

Williamsburg: Brooklyn’s Catholic Church is hoping to attract the hipster set via a new ad featuring Jesus as the “original hipster.” Comments (19)

Backing hipsters, pols demand MTA run trains to Williamsburg big fest

Mean Streets: The MTA should cancel its plans to close the L train during the Northside Festival in Williamsburg next month, say some reps. Comments (13)

It’s a mikvah mitzvah!

Park Slope: The first mikvah ever in Park Slope finally opened after more than five years of construction. Comments (15)
Greenpoint: Wait a second — there is a truck stop in Brooklyn? Comment
Carroll Gardens: Sure, sausage and pepper heroes have become ubiquitous at street fairs across Brooklyn (you can even get them at the Native American Festival at Floyd Bennet Field), but there is something about the Court Street Festival that makes them a must-have. Comments (2)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bike tour to close roadways Sunday

If you’ve ever said to yourself you could move faster on the Gowanus Expressway if you were riding a bike, here’s your chance to prove it. Comments (24)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Keep the Mermaid Parade afloat — and get one-of-a-kind rewards!

Friends are throwing a lifeline to this floundering mermaid. Comments (22)

F train most delayed ride, study shows

The F train gets an F! The subway line experienced more delays than any other during the first 10 months of last year, according to a study by the Straphangers Campaign. Comment

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