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Twilight with torque

Twilight with torque

Cinema: A modern tribute to the cult classic “The Warriors” put a Coney Island filmmaker in touch with actors from the original. Together, they made a movie about vampire bikers. Comments (3)

Sounding funny

Event: There’s nothing more unfunny than someone who sings well. Comment

‘Sound off to the Editor’ — a lively sounding board for the topics of the day

Letters: Readers offer their unique take on current affairs. Comment
Event: Want to know Where to GO today and during the week? Here are some can’t-miss ideas! Comment

Carmine cleans out his filthy office

Big Screecher: Look, at some point you gotta just throw stuff away. Comment

The great bard on tap

The great bard on tap

Theater: Fair is foul and foul is a hangover. Comment
Event: Beauty is only skin deep, so thank god for glitter. Comments (1)
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator checks out a new beer and wine bar in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Comments (7)

Parcel thief walks!

Marine Park: An ambulette-driving alleged package thief was apprehended on July 23 through the combined efforts of the Flatbush Shomrim, the NYPD, and a family whose Marine Park home was hit twice by the mail crook — but he was soon back on the streets thanks to a sweet-heart plea deal, and the Hebrew heroes who brought him to justice are not pleased. Comment

Who watches the watchmen?

Who watches the watchmen?

Nightlife: Watching cats ride Roombas or goats sing Taylor Swift songs isn’t time wasted. Comments (3)

One last Yes

One last Yes

Event: House of Yes’s days on Maujer Street are numbered, but the groundbreaking performing arts space isn’t leaving without one last big blowout. Comments (16)

Cyclones’ success — and my own — breeds confidence

Fast & Furious: This week, find out why its important to eat your Fruity Peebles at the same time every day. Comment

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

A Britisher’s View: Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comment
BoroBeat: It was a fun-filled time for cops and kids at the 70th Precinct’s annual Night Out Against Crime event, held in the Parade Grounds on Tuesday. Comment
A vandal scrawled neo-Nazi slogans and racist slurs on the statue of Dodger great Jackie Robinson outside MCU Park in Coney Island Tuesday night, and cops are scouring the borough for the culprit. Comments (20)
Marine Park: There’s a little less “Love” to go around now in Marine Park. Comment

LICH, Public Advocate in balance in lawsuit

Cobble Hill: It’s not just Long Island College Hospital that’s at stake in court hearings about its closure this week — the office of the public advocate is in the balance, too. Comments (5)

Man indicted for allegedly pistol-whipping, attempting to kidnap Carroll Gardens woman

Carroll Gardens: A Red Hook man who allegedly pistol-whipped, robbed, and tried to abduct a woman in Carroll Gardens last month was indicted Monday, District Attorney Charles Hynes announced. Comments (3)
BoroBeat: Scores of Park Slopers poured into the streets on Tuesday night to celebrate the National Night Out Against Crime with their neighborhood’s beat cops. Comment
BoroBeat: Brighton Beach residents and out-of-towners gathered for the annual Anthony Senisi Memorial Softball Game on Sunday, where they reminisced about their late friend. Comment
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Sick swan warns of pollution

Sheepshead Bay: They got the lead out of the bird — but who’s going to get the lead out of the bay? Comment

Kids, cops connect in Marine Park at annual Night Out Against Crime

BoroBeat: Marine Park kids got to spend some personal time with New York’s Finest during this year’s Night Out Against Crime, held on Tuesday night in the neighborhood’s park. Comment

Feast of faith

Feast of faith

BoroBeat: Thousands came out for St. Bernard Church’s annual Fest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, held Friday through Sunday in Bergen Beach. Comment

The eagerly awaited letter from home. I think.

The Dad: This week, the Dad puts pen to paper to make sure his 15-year-old daughter knows what’s going on. Comments (2)

Rodriguez gives back to Brooklyn

Joe Knows: Frank Rodriguez is giving back to the place where he got his start. Comment
Prospect Park dog walkers say the last six months were anything but a walk in the park. Comments (4)
Bay Ridge: Those aren’t sprinkles! Comment
Bay Ridge: More than 120 people rode the ferry from the Brooklyn Army Terminal into Manhattan on Aug. 5, the first day of a four-week pilot program — but authorities could not say whether that number is high enough to keep the boat afloat past Labor Day. Comments (2)

Serial robber targeting seniors

Mill Basin: Cops are hunting a robber who’s been holding up older men in Mill Basin, East Flatbush, Flatlands and Canarsie, and is suspected in 14 crimes perpetrated over the course of 21 days. Comment
BoroBeat: The main knoll of Owl’s Head Park became an Elizabethan wonderland on Aug. 3, as two Ridge theater companies put a festival honoring the Bard. Comment

Stop making excuses about gun violence

Not for Nuthin’: “I’m not saying that he’s the best one,” said Shanise Farrar, the mother of 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse, who police shot and killed after he allegedly failed to put down the gun he used to squeeze off a number of shots. “But he’s my angel.” Comment

McGolrick vandalism prompts W’burgers to teach teens about kale, bike jumping

Greenpoint: Basil and bike track engineering are just a few ingredients of the unconventional teen outreach under way in Williamsburg. Comments (42)

The lowdown on the Downtown construction boom

Changing Brooklyn: The face of Downtown is set to transform dramatically in the next few years thanks to a slew of development projects taking shape within a 10-minute walk of Borough Hall. Comments (7)

No energy! Cyclones skipper rips team after loss

The Ride: Manager Rich Donnelly wants to see more fire from his players, who lost last night to a team from Connecticut. Comment

Brooklyn’s parks without names

Meet me at the park. You know the one. Comments (7)

Coney Council candidate blasts rival for real estate ties

Coney Island: The race to replace term-limited Coney Councilman Domenic Recchia is getting real … estate. Comment

Fire at will! Historic shooting range opens in Coney

It’s open season in Coney Island! Comments (2)

Medgar Evers grad to compete at track and field world championships in Moscow

High School Sports: Kadecia Baird will compete at the highest level of track and field at International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Moscow to cap to her tremendous senior year at Medgar Evers. Comment

Brooklyn Collegiate’s McKenzie, Tripp set to turn summer lessons into breakout junior seasons

High School Sports: Two rising juniors at Brooklyn Collegiate are proving that raising the bar can help you jump higher. Comment

Cops: Man arrested in Williamsburg bathroom slay left toddler with body

Williamsburg: The arrest came one day after 32-year-old Melissa Torres was found dead in her apartment. Comment

Woman found dead of suffocation in her South Williamsburg bathroom

Williamsburg: Cops made the grisly discovery after friends called to say they were worried. Comment

Man fatally stabbed in Crown Heights

Crown Heights: A man died early Sunday after being repeatedly stabbed on a Crown Heights street, cops said. Comments (3)

Aldi replaces Pathmark in Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: The German-based Aldi supermarket chain celebrated the debut of its first Brooklyn franchise inside Nostrand Avenue’s old Pathmark building on Thursday, where a line of early bird shoppers stretched around the block to get the scoop on Sheepshead Bay’s newest grocery store —and maybe some generic-brand ice cream. Comment
Park Slope: The landmarked Park Slope dump with a roof covered in cans collapsed Friday, sending a police officer and the building’s owner tumbling. Comments (5)
Mean Streets: Shop owners who expected to cash in on the CitiBike bikeshare program by stocking up on safety gear are disappointed to discover the dilettante cyclists don’t care about helmets. Comments (49)
The Ride: L.J. Mazzilli hit his first professional dinger, but the gritty, gutty Cyclones lost in Jamestown. Comment

Become your own action figure!

Why just take a picture of yourself in Coney Island when you can be shrunk down to six inches and placed in a miniature model of it to be put on display for all the world to see? Comments (2)

Vacationers are standing their ground in Florida

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan says it is going to be tough to get people to boycott Florida — and orange juice. Comment

NYC Varsity League set to give city baseball players unique experience

High School Sports: The NYC Varsity fall baseball league is aiming to build the brand of New York City baseball. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: The dreariest part of the walk to Pier 6 is about to get brighter, thanks to a new mural that will transform one whole side of the Atlantic Avenue underpass into a cheery street scene. Comments (2)

King me! Carmine says things would be different if he were in charge of England

Sunday Screech: This week, Bensonhurst royalty tells them how it should be done on the other side of the pond. Comments (7)

Finally! Clones have a winning record

The Ride: The gritty-gutty Cyclones are making a season out of it after all! Comment

Cyclones win big in Jamestown

The Ride: The boys continued their torrid hitting with a blowout in a town we assume was named for a king of England. Comment

P.J. Hanley’s is back as an 1890s beer hall

Carroll Gardens: The oldest bar in Brooklyn reopens this weekend after a contentious closure almost emptied its kegs for good. Comments (11)

Those helicopters this morning? That was cops doing their job

Williamsburg: Commentators on who were roused from slumber by a helicopter hovering over Williamsburg want to know what was going on — and we’ve got the answer. Comments (14)
Bay Ridge: Ramadan in the Ridge! Comments (2)

Mini-Sponge Park bound for Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: The so-called Sponge Park along the banks of the putrid Gowanus Canal is finally becoming a reality — for a few feet, at least. Comments (14)

Nordstrom Rack to land on Fulton

Changing Brooklyn: Nordstrom Rack is set to open upstairs from the new H&M, continuing the mall-ification of the Fulton Street Mall. Comments (7)

Burglars target Greenpoint and Williamsburg businesses

Williamsburg: Police are on the hunt for a pair of burglars who they say knocked off a dozen businesses in Greenpoint and Williamsburg over the past month and a half. Comments (26)

Candidate accused of ‘hate crime’ against disabled man

Sheepshead Bay: The owner of a Brighton Beach drug rehabilitation clinic lashed out at Community Board 15 chairwoman and Council candidate Theresa Scavo, saying she’s exploiting his disability to frustrate his plans to relocate the practice to Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Photo Galleries: Borough firefighters threw down and put their grill skills to the test on Red Hook’s waterfront Wednesday. Comments (2)

Kidnap attempt in front of Community Board 18 building

Bergen Beach: Cops are on the hunt for a would-be kidnapper who attempted to abduct a young woman at gunpoint outside of the Community Board 18 building on Bergen Avenue on July 22. Comment

Interfaith Medical Center to close, may join LICH in legal limbo

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Somebody call 911! Brooklyn hospitals are dropping like flies. Comments (4)

Cyclones bats explode in Williamsport

The Ride: The boys avoided a sweep with an offensive outburst in Pennsylvania. Comment

Friendly R-eminder — MTA to cut train service to Manhattan Aug. 2

Bay Ridge: Starting on Aug. 2, the Metropolitan Transit Authority will cut off R train service between Bay Ridge and Manhattan for more than a year to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy. But short-term relief is in store for Aug. 5, with a one-month trial of ferry service from 58th Street in Sunset Park. Comments (17)

Clones lose again, fall two under

The Ride: So far, so bad for the Cyclones since a five-game win streak ended. Comment

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