Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Nightlife: Got plans for this coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Shopping: Gløgg and pancakes galore at the Danish Seamen’s Church Christmas fair. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator heads to Bay Ridge’s Lock Yard for the beer, stays for the artisinal sausages. Comments (5)

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Middle school was fine, until faced with it

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie worries her boy won’t make it in intermediate school without some familiar faces. Comments (5)

Final destination: An art show about death finds an appropriate venue

Art: When Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Nancy Siesel couldn’t find a gallery for her latest show, she found it another, better home: a funeral home. Comment
Page 1: Could be? Who know? It’s only just out of reach, down the block on the beach, under a tree? We got a feeling there’s a miracle do, gonna come true, coming to you. Could it be? Yes it could. Something’s coming, something good — If you click there! The air is hummin’, and something great is comin’. Could be? Who knows? Keep hustlin’ … Brooklyn. Comment

Boro’s first dedicated-lane bus is running a little behind

Transit: Brooklyn’s new B44 Select Bus Service that is expected to cut travel times for commuters by up to 20 percent was unveiled this week — but it has not quite arrived yet. Comments (4)


A new ‘VU’ of the old Nets

Back Court: The good news is this week our columnist looks at the numbers using some new stats provided by the NBA. The bad news are those numbers. Comments (1)

Is this worst-case scenario for the Nets?

Front Court: We’re less than a dozen games in, and our worst nightmares seem to be coming true. Comments (3)

Flatbush pol makes bid to lead Council

Politics: A Brooklyn councilman is running to become the body’s next speaker — but says his campaign is more about being heard. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Topless roller-blading: The next big thing?

Williamsburg: A pair of women have spent the past seven months trying to dash the stigma surrounding their two favorite things, toplessness and roller-blading, by aggregating images of ladies in-line skating, sans shirts, and posting the results online, tan lines and all. Comments (24)

Tragic death in subway

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A man was struck and killed by a train in Prospect Lefferts Gardens Saturday night while relieving himself onto the tracks, cops report. Comments (6)
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Should Marty Markowitz become the city’s envoy to the world?

Politics: Council members are pushing Mayor-elect DeBlasio to appoint our borough president to the post of New York’s ambassador. Comments (22)

Pun and done: Author mixes cocktails and classic literature

Books: Author and comedian Tim Federle will serve up his literary-inspired cocktails such as “the Old Man and the Seagrams” and “the Rye in the Catcher” at Greenpoint’s Word bookstore on Nov. 22. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Tales and tears at Iranian indie rock remembrance

Williamsburg: More than 100 mourners and well-wishers attended a memorial for the murdered musicians at Williamsburg’s Cameo Gallery, ahead of a benefit concert with a packed line-up at the nearby Brooklyn Bowl. Comment

Their name on ice! Billionaire family buys branding for Prospect Park pond complex

The LeFraks, a family of heirs to a real estate fortune worth billions, have given Prospect Park’s long-awaited ice skating mega-plex, formerly the Lakeside Center, a cash infusion of $10-million on the eve of its opening and, as a result, will get their parents’ names plastered across the facility. Comments (7)

Send in the freelancers: Gowanus arts space rents to laptop-wielders despite foreclosure threat

Gowanus: Brooklyn Lyceum proprietor Erich Richmond said that the land-marked venue that sits on a prime development site on Fourth Avenue will remain open — even if it means brewing coffee for a bunch of poorly-groomed search engine optimizers. Comments (6)

Next up: The Dumbo Heights Cinema?

Brooklyn Heights: The owner of the historic Brooklyn Heights Cinemas is passing the hat and eyeing a move to keep his theater running in the midst of a redevelopment scheme that would add apartments upstairs — potentially demolishing the picture house in the process. Comment
Bay Ridge: It’s Bay Ridge’s wall of honor. Comments (7)

Quick flicks: Williamsburg theater debuts short film fest

Cinema: Nitehawk Cinema will kick off its first-ever shorts festival on Nov. 21. Comment

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Now with more park!

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park has moved on up with the addition of elevated acreage that opened on Saturday. Comments (2)

McCarren Park rings in new ice rink

McCarren Park rings in new ice rink

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s new skating arena opened on Saturday and North Brooklynites were out in force to break in their new skates and dust off their skills. Here, neighborhood resident Anna Drozda struts her stuff.

Iranian indie rockers who survived friends’ murders: ‘The future was so bright.’

Williamsburg: A benefit concert will be held tonight at the Brooklyn Bowl to benefit the survivors of last week’s murder-suicide that left four Williamsburg musicians dead. But those who cheated fate say nothing can bring their friends and band-mates back. Comments (11)

Brooklyn needs cheap digs at Atlantic Yards, not fast cash for Ratner: Officials

Atlantic Yards: A band of politicians and civic groups is calling on the state to stop developer Forest City Ratner from selling off the majority of the Atlantic Yards development until the company fast-tracks the construction of below-market-rate housing. Comments (20)

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce wants to be your Obamacare broker!

Health: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has the cure to your Obamacare ills. Comments (3)

No Speaker for Brooklyn

Politics: Brooklyn has already wrestled two of the city’s top positions from other lesser boroughs, but the dream of winning the trifecta — and getting a Council Speaker from the borough — won’t come true. Comment
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning to lessen the load of the chronically-packed L train. Comments (2)

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

It’s official: Carmine is an old geezer

Sunday Screech: You know what happens when they send Carmine to the geriatric wing of the hospital? He gets mad, that’s what happens. Comments (6)

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Brooklyn’s first dedicated-lane bus hits the road

Transit: Straphangers rejoice! The new B44 Select Bus Service line will shuttle passengers between Williamsburg and Sheepshead Bay at supposedly unprecedented speeds starting tomorrow. Comments (7)

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Photo Galleries: The wayward dolphin that accidentally took a turn on Coney Island’s most dangerous water ride yesterday has died. Comments (16)
Art: The Gowanus Canal could soon be harboring quite a few more discarded bottles. Comments (6)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: A bankruptcy judge ordered those who care about the fate of Interfaith Medical Center to go into mediation, giving the hospital a possible shot at a new life. Comment
Williamsburg: Get ready for an icy winter in North Brooklyn. Comments (10)

Domino builds momentum

Domino builds momentum

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The developer of the Domino Sugar Factory officially got the zoning process rolling on Wednesday, backed by a slew of supporters who said they were anxious to bring below-market-rate housing and office space to Williamsburg. Comments (6)

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Tank rolls toward Gowanus park

Cleaning Our Waterways: The federal government is rolling forward with plans to install a massive sewage tank beneath a beloved park and pool as part of its clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal, closing the play space for years, unless the city comes up with a better idea. Comments (5)

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