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Art: The New York City subway, more than any underground train, has always equated big city grunge. Comments (1)

The old country

Books: A new book about a Sicilian family in Brooklyn takes readers on historical journey. Comment

Grab a cold one

Grab a cold one

These snow cones aren’t for kids. Comments (4)

Back-room rhythms

Back-room rhythms

The Slavic Soul Party must go on. Comments (1)

Between the lines

Don’t just listen to the music, read along, too. Comment

Candidate gets unusual mailing — cockroaches

Marine Park: What began as a tit-for-tat over ducking debates ended with a disturbing revelation about a special delivery — of cockroaches. Comment

‘Sound off to the Editor’ — a soapbox and then some!

Letters: Check out your neighbors’ take on the topics of the day. Comment

Carmine’s birthday is ruined again!

Big Screecher: When will people remember that the biggest day of the year is the day we remember when Carmine was born? Comment

Front stage story

Theater: An opera coming to BAM tells of tabloid queen Anna Nicole Smith’s life. Comment
James McCullough — the great-grandson of legendary Steeplechase Park founder George Tilyou, and the former owner of Coney Island institutions like the B & B Carousell and McCullough’s Kiddie Park — passed away on Aug. 19. Comments (1)

Bartoonist takes the shuttle bus

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator checks out a late-night cocktail bar in Greenpoint. Comments (5)

Speak easy

Art: Go to Bushwick to see experimental music, art, and now — pontificating. Comments (12)

Toda! Kosher food giveaway in Bensonhurst

BoroBeat: The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty gave out more than 700 packages of kosher food at the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations on Aug. 22, ahead of the Jewish New Year next week. Comment
BoroBeat: Junior high schoolers tried their hand at golf as part of a partnership between Millenium Development and Marine Park Golf Course. Comment

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

A Britisher’s View: Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comment

Our intern is back in Utah, but his focus is still on Brooklyn

Fast & Furious: This week, Scott learns to block out the distractions and focus on baseball. Comment
The city Parks Department has responded to the sweeping zombtree infestations plaguing storm-racked sections of Brooklyn, and plans to cull the arboreal undead horde. Comments (1)

Ouch! Man stabs self in face to celebrate new art expo space

Coney Island: Coney Island just got a little freakier! Comment
Mill Basin: Mayor Bloomberg has made good on his threat to boot Community Board 18 from its city-owned digs on Bergen Avenue — going so far as to change the locks on the doors. Comment
Bensonhurst: It’s “love all” in Bensonhurst! Comment
Mean Streets: The deadly Kensington cross-walk is getting a safety fix after a months-long push. Comments (23)
Digital editions: You never know what you are going to see when viewing other forms of news and infotainment on the electronic device of your choice. And how many times have you been disappointed, or, worse, appalled, by what other networks force down your throat? That’s why it is good to know The Brooklyn Paper is there for you week in and week out with the naked truth, and nothing more. So remember, don’t be afraid to read The Brooklyn Paper, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Wondering what the Atlantic Yards sale means? The Explainer explains

The Explainer: Wondering how Burce Ratner’s company could sell most of a 16-building development and keep the reins? Confused about who might buy something like that and what they would get out of it? Don’t know an equity stake from a T-bone? Comments (2)
Downtown: Work is under way at the city-owned, landmarked building in the shadow of MetroTech Center that contains 18 affordable housing units and has been slated for a complete renovation since 2010. Comments (1)

Smile, take a breath, and tell the boys to clean up the toilet

Fearless Living: The kids are back from camp, and it is back to the old roles. Comments (1)

Brooklyn is perfect site for national hoops events

Joe Knows: Brooklyn was front and center in the national high-school hoops scene this offseason — and it delivered in a big way. Comment

News and notes from the world of the Cyclones

Ups & Downs: Biondi’s hurt, and the Clones playoff chances could come down to a two-game battle to end the season. Comment
Greenpoint: A spike in violent crime and a decreased police presence has Greenpoint residents breaking out the walkie talkies. Comments (28)

Buried alive! Worker rescued from pit

Sheepshead Bay: New York’s Bravest got their hands dirty rescuing an injured construction worker who was buried up to his chest in the backyard of an E. 23rd Street home on Monday. Comment
BoroBeat: The Festa di Santa Rosalia — also known as the 18th Avenue Feast — kicked off on Aug. 22. Comment
BoroBeat: A handful of political candidates tried to see who could hit the ball the farthest outside of Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday. Comments (4)

Councilwoman Gonzalez vows not to debate challenger Menchaca

Sunset Park: Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez is accusing challenger Carlos Menchaca of distorting the nature of the work he did in her district following Hurricane Sandy — and is vowing not to engage with her rival unless he comes clean. Comments (13)

Miley Cyrus’s achey breaky performance got me sick

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders what Billy Ray’s daughter was thinking Comment

Clones lose in 16, but don’t lose ground

The Ride: The Cyclones fell in the team’s longest game of the year, but Aberdeen lost, too, so our boys are still just a half game out of first place. Comment

Fresh-faced Brooklyn Tech squad looks to keep program on the rise

High School Sports: Brooklyn Tech football coach Kyle McKenna is optimistic about this season, despite graduating the stable of talented seniors who brought the team to the quarterfinals of the Public School Athletic League championship division last year on the crest of a seven-game winning steak. Comment

Atlantic Yards goes public! Ratner puts a major chunk of the project on the chopping block, but vows to keep control

Construction Update: Developer Forest City Ratner is shopping around a major chunk of the controversial Atlantic Yards development, but the company says that the project will continue as planned no matter what. Comments (22)

Brooklyn loves surveillance! Borough residents want more cameras despite ominous warnings

Does it always feel like somebody’s watching you? There’s a reason for that. Comments (6)

Interfaith gets another last gasp

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Interfaith Medical Center is living on a prayer. Comments (4)

Motorcycle Mayhem

Motorcycle Mayhem

Sheepshead Bay: Southern Brooklyn saw two nasty motorcycle accidents last weekend, one in Canarsie and another on the Belt Parkway in Sheepshead Bay, sending one man to the hospital in cardiac arrest and sending a tragically young woman to an early grave. Comment
BoroBeat: Some 300 people turned their trash into somebody else’s treasure — or vice versa — at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center’s Stop ‘N’ Swap event on Aug. 18. Comments (2)

Cyclones win, still in second place

The Ride: The Cyclones picked up the team’s fourth straight win, and kept pace with the equally hot Aberdeen IronBirds in the race for the McNamara Division crown. Comment

Boone glad to be back in city

High School Sports: Elisha Boone was tired of being far from home. Comment

Defending champion Erasmus Hall hungry to repeat

High School Sports: Erasmus Hall isn’t planning on taking any bows for its championship run as the football team begins its title defense. Comment
Prospect Heights: The show had its moments that will no doubt be replayed approximately one bajillion times. And then there’s the stuff we found out. Comments (12)

WATCH: Katy Perry performs under Brooklyn Bridge

Awesome: See the closing act from last night’s Video Music Awards! Comments (2)

Lane change! White stripe erasure leads to commuter chaos

Mean Streets: This is what happens when you make roads without rules. Comments (39)
The city Parks Department has responded to the sweeping zombtree infestations plaguing storm-racked sections of Brooklyn, and plans to cull the arboreal undead horde. Comment

For whom the bridge tolls?

For whom the bridge tolls?

Politics: Is it a bridge toll too far? Comments (22)

Terrace trouble! Teen stabbed at notorious circle amid early morning ruckus

Windsor Terrace: The altercation started around 1:30 am with the 20 youngsters shouting and arguing on Prospect Park Southwest, across the street from the Brooklyn’s backyard, and a neighbor caught the commotion on video. Comments (39)



BoroBeat: Music lovers said this year’s Marine Park Summer Concert Series finale on Aug. 21 was a rockin’ good time. Comment

When will we die? Stan doesn’t want to know.

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist questions those who want to know exactly when they will leave this planet. Comment

Cyclones win, still half game out of first

The Ride: The Cyclones keep winning in Vermont, but the team still can’t wrangle first place from the Aberdeen IronBirds. Comment

VMA UPDATE: Katy Perry to close show from Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Paper believes Katy Perry will perform on a stage that was constructed beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in the former Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. Comments (3)

A very special Carmine: The Screecher says goodbye to his physician

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine gives a fond farewell to Dr. Carl Strauss. Comments (20)

Cyclones keep pace with win

The Ride: A Mini-Maz homer and lights-out pitching from Not-So-Silent-G led the Clones. Comment

Bats come alive, and Cyclones win

The Ride: The Clones moved within one-half game of first place with the win. Comment

LICH in limbo! Anybody want to run a hospital?

Cobble Hill: The search is on for a new operator, but the beleaguered Cobble Hill medical center will remain under the state’s thumb until Sept. 3, officials said in a court hearing yesterday. Comments (16)

Greenpoint high-rises don’t fix city’s broken park promises: Neighbors

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city and the developer of a wall of luxury apartments on the Greenpoint waterfront are holding a long-promised city park for ransom with their claim that they will only make the greenspace nice if two new towers are allowed to rise alongside it, neighbors said at a community meeting Tuesday night. Comments (12)

Thief hijacks armored car

Canarsie: A brazen thief hijacked an armored car in Canarsie on Thursday, making off with half a million dollars, according to police. Comment

Steve versus Steve, round one

Steve versus Steve, round one

Greenpoint: Democratic council challenger Stephen Pierson came out swinging against 33rd district incumbent Steve Levin on Wednesday night during the first face-to-face clash in the Battle of the Steves. Comments (27)

Ouch! Cyclones lose to Yanks

The Ride: The team didn’t lose any ground in its playoff hunt, but a loss is a loss. Comment

Teens shot on Williamsburg street

Williamsburg: A pair of gunmen shot two teenagers in the legs on a Williamsburg street on Wednesday night. Comments (2)
Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill DeBlasio is challenging the state’s closure of Interfaith Medical Center in court, saying Brooklyn will suffer if the hospital is shuttered. Comments (4)

Damn Yankees! Cyclones lose on the Rock

The Ride: The Cyclones fell a half hame behind the Aberdeen IronBirds in the team’s race for first place. Comment

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