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Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

‘Shadow campaigns’ undemining city’s election-finance laws

Politics: A select few of Brooklyn’s City Council candidates competing to replace no fewer than eight term-limited lame ducks in November have been singled out by a group of real estate big wigs to receive tens of thousands of dollars of support completely outside the city’s campaign finance regime — and it’s enough to make even the beneficiaries blush. Comments (1)

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

Holographic bodies

Dance: These dancers are light on their feet. Comment

Domino show

What better way to cap off the summer than with an outdoor display of everything Williamsburg is famous for: local bands, local cinema, and local food from local vendors — all in the nabe’s newest local park. Comments (7)

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

Editor’s picks

Event: Want to know Where to GO today and during the week? Here are some can’t-miss ideas! Comments (1)

The artists are present

Art: At night, the museum comes alive. Comments (2)

He’s a big tipper

Cinema: Clueless film detective gives advice in a web series. Comment

It’s pine art

Art: An art gallery is turning into a public park. Comment

Weekend reads

Books: Here are some recommended readings from your local book sellers! Comments (1)

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Pure imagination! Narrows Community Theater brings Willy Wonka to life

Bay Ridge: It’s scrumdiddilyumptious! Comments (1)

Fitted bicycles

Event: Getting a new bike is a lot like getting a new suit. Comments (27)

Bartoonist hits the stacks

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator peruses Sampler’s veritable library of beers. Comments (13)

The players, and our intern, get a taste of humble pie

Fast & Furious: There are two types of professionals, those that are humbled, and those that will be humbled. Comment

News and notes from the world of the Cyclones

Ups & Downs: Sometimes you are up, and sometimes you are down. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Big wheel keep on turning! Ridge commuter ferry to last through Jan. 2014!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s ferry is staying afloat — for a few more months, at least. Comments (7)

‘Battle Week’ kicks off with commemoration of heroic Maryland 400

Photo Galleries: Brooklynites kicked of Battle Week on Sunday to commemorate the Maryland 400, who died in the first real battle of the Revoluntionary War. Comments (2)

Last call for beloved Park Slope dive bar Jackie’s 5th Amendment

Changing Brooklyn: The long-standing watering hole on Fifth Avenue at Seventh Street is set to serve its last round of brews on Sept. 14 — but not because the old-school joint can’t keep up with the affluent neighborhood’s skyrocketing rents. Comments (34)

The Brooklyn Paper on ice? That’s nice.

Page 1: Through the centuries, a newspaper has evolved with a unique flavor — with the taste of premium selected Brooklyn news, features, and ads. It is a package so incredibly fulfilling it wins awards year after year. Every year. It is a taste that has won the hearts of more people than any other local newspaper in history. The Brooklyn Paper on ice … so nice. If you haven’t tried The Brooklyn Paper, you don’t know what you are missing. Comment

One-way street! Sunset challenger uses incumbent’s absence to push bikes, traffic calming

Sunset Park: A Tuesday City Council candidates debate in Sunset Park became a one-man show when incumbent Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park) failed to show up. Comments (20)

The dad’s glad his kids are friends

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes his daughters have quite a bond. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

A flip of the LICH! Judge snatches hospital from state control

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital got a shocking jolt yesterday when a judge ordered the hospital out of state hands because of what she called the state’s possible “sinister purpose to seize its assets and dismantle the hospital.” Comments (10)

Cyclones rededicate Jackie Robinson statue after Nazi vandalism

The swastikas and racial slurs have been washed away, but the culprit has not yet been caught, and Clones general manager Steve Cohen said the rededication is a way to stand against the hatred the marks represented. Comments (1)

Sand fight! Sculptors compete in beach grit-molding battle

Photo Galleries: Hundreds of artists descended on the People’s Playground for the annual Sand-Sculpting Contest on Saturday. See our slideshow for all the sandy fun. Comments (1)

Bushwick big on ‘Buck’

Bushwick: It comes as no surprise that Pinebox Rock Shop, Bushwick’s diveiest bar that serves only vegan drinks, is also the Big Buck Hunter capital of New York — racking up 285 more games in a month than its closest competition. Comments (3)

Latest win puts Cyclones half game out of first

The Ride: The Clones beat the last-place Yankees, and now have their eyes on the prize. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

Motorcyclist dies, and Greenpointers demand cops clamp down on drag racing

Mean Streets: Greenpoint residents are demanding police halt the speeding and drag racing they say has consumed the north end of the neighborhood for years now that a teenager has died. Comments (20)

Alleged Prospect Park serial dog attacker out of jail

The man arrested for allegedly stabbing and beating dogs in Prospect Park is free — for now. Comments (18)

Coney Island feels the ‘Power of Love’

Photo Galleries: Huey Lewis and the News performed in Coney on Thursday, entertaining the crowd with hits off the album “The Heart of Rock and Roll,” and the well-known song from the ’80s hit “Back To The Future.” Comment

Kids audition to be mini Brooklynettes

Hundreds of boys and girls auditioned for the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team on Wednesday, giving them a chance at the coolest after-school job in the world. Comment

Cyclones split, Cecchini’s hit-streak halted

The Ride: It was a microcosm of the Cyclones .500 season in one day! Comment

Letter from Lander: Gowanus meeting wasn’t ‘secret’

Letters: The Democratic councilman takes issue with our characterization of a closed, invite-only meeting. Comments (22)

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013

Man hangs himself from tree in Prospect Park

A 53-year-old man hanged himself in Prospect Park early Friday, police said. Comments (9)

Sandy-blasted Sunny’s Bar will shine again

Red Hook: Break out the aged whiskey — Sunny’s Bar is back! Comment

LICH-ing on borrowed time: Judge orders state to restore hospital services

Cobble Hill: Stop or I’ll tell you to stop again! Comments (2)

Korean performers wow, warm Jewish audience

Korean Christians staged a free exhibition of cultural performances in front of a mostly Jewish audience at the Kings Bay Y on Wednesday, in a show that expressed the ethnic and religious group’s solidarity with people of the other faith and their support of Israel’s struggle to maintain its sovereign hold on the Holy Land. Comment

Flatbush Avenue gets some vertical veggies

Downtown: Students from George Westinghouse High School installed a wall of vegetable plants in a sparse plaza near MetroTech Center on Thursday. Comment

Authorities search for missing Ridge teen

Bay Ridge: Cops need your help to track down a Bay Ridge teen. Comment

Cyclones win, one game back

The Ride: The Cyclones quest for a playoff birth got some hopeful news yesterday. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013

Somebody needs to tell Alex that Jeopardy is not a spelling bee. That somebody? Carmine.

Sunday Screech: This week the ol’Screecher has a thing or two to say to his arch-nemesis, the host of Jeopardy. Comments (7)

Bats silenced, Cyclones lose

The Ride: Not one Cyclones runner got beyond first base in a shut-out loss. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013

Firefighters save woman from Prospect Heights blaze

Prospect Heights: The fire engulfed the top floor of an Underhill Avenue apartment building and the owner of a neighborhood pizza joint watched the dramatic rescue of his former roommate. Comment

Magliozzi shts the door, and Clones win

The Ride: The Cyclones beat the Lake Monsters, a team from Vermont named after a ficticious lake monster. Comment

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013

Ride the new Brooklyn local — while it lasts

Bay Ridge: Straphangers commuting along the R in Brooklyn are enjoying quicker trips and brighter, cleaner, more modern trains thanks to the closure of the line’s link to Manhattan — but it won’t last, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Comments (3)

Five-year-old injured on Coney Island children’s roller coaster

A five-year-old boy suffered a severe leg injury after falling out of a small rollercoaster at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park — and then having the cars roll over him. Comments (4)

Tonight: Union Pool benefit for children of dead restaurateur

Williamsburg: Williamsburg musicians, artists, and foodies rally to throw a benefit in honor of Colin Devlin, with proceeds going to a college fund for his two children. Comments (27)

Law and disorder! District Attorney debate devolves into slam-fest

Politics: The Aug. 14 debate between District Attorney Charles Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn Heights turned into a Pier 6 brawl, with both candidates landing nasty, below-the-belt blows. It was hard to pick a winner, so instead we picked the top 10 hits of the night. Comment

Cyclones lose, and lose ground in playoff race

The Ride: Man, it is tough to lose to a team from Hudson Valley. Comment

World-famous Rockettes high-kick their way to Park Slope

Park Slope: Dressed in sparkling showgirl outfits, the long-legged Rockettes passed out ice pops in front of Union Street’s People’s Pops on Tuesday. Comments (1)

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

Cyclones win! Cylclones win!

The Ride: There is nothing more exciting than a Cyclones win. Well, this one, anyway. Comment

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