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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Boro of bluegrass

Twisted strings: Gowanus fest celebrates genre-bending banjo music

Music: This ain’t your mama’s banjo music. Comments (2)

Ballet meets bluegrass: Old-time band collaborates with famed choreographer at BAM

Dance: The Brooklyn Academy of Music will play host to the debut performance of a Twyla Tharp dance piece, set to live music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Comment

Amateur hour: Brooklyn home brewers compete for glory in Gowanus

Dining: Local home brewers will pit their best beers against each other at the “Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Festival” — and you can help decide the winner. Comments (2)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Flop-house cinema: W’burg film fest celebrates bad movies

Cinema: Brooklyn has festivals for cat films, motorbike films, and science fiction films. And now it has a festival for bad films. Comments (11)

Pic out the jams: Photographer snaps city’s traditional jam sessions

Art: This guy likes to follow tradition — with a camera! Comment

Saturday, April 5, 2014

What to read this week

Books: Neighborhood booksellers give their recommendations. Comment

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: A cellist covering Jimi Hendrix on a boat, “Ghostbusters” fans roasting marshmallows in a cinema, scientists debating the Hubble Space Telescope over beer, and other awesome things happening in Brooklyn this weekend and beyond. Comment

Bay Ridge chef preps for food-fights with city

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge chef is cooking up a fight against the city’s regime of restaurant health-codes and fines, which he says strangles a vital part of the local small-business sector. Comments (4)

Bartoonist uncovers a treasure trove of beer

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator heads to Crown Heights’ newest craft beer bar, Covenhoven, for a not-so-quiet pint. Comments (20)

Tooting their own flute: Flutronix brings a modern sound to the classical instrument

Music: This Crown Heights duo is making the school-band staple cool again. Comment

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spice market: Smorgasburg fires up again with two India-inspired hot sauces

Dining: Brooklyn’s outdoor markets are gearing up for an Indian summer. Comments (3)

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival coming to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge is ready for its close-up! Comments (9)

Ori-gins: Historian gives talk on the strange story of gin

Event: Call it a spirited discussion. Comments (1)

Sew happy together: Brooklyn quilters stitch Downtown show together

Art: The Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn is a tight-knit bunch. Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Paper: People will read

Page 1: People will read, Ray. They’ll read for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your newsstand, not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive as innocent as children, longing for the past. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been newspapers. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But newspapers have marked the time. This paper, these stories, are a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again. Oh, people will read, Ray. People will most definitely read. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment

Dad’s left the baby home alone — again

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes his two daughters are being raised differently. Comments (1)

Nuthin' but Nets

Fresh legs will help Nets playoff run

Front Court: Yeah, they got injured and the Nets still played well. But having Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko back will help the Nets this postseason. Comment

This Joe Johnson nickname should stick.

Back Court: This week, our columnist proclaims ‘Iso Joe’ is now ‘Joe Cool.” Comment

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It’s on a roll! Littleneck to open even littler neck in Greenpoint

Breaking Chews: The obvious move when your clam shack finds success along the banks of the Gowanus Canal — open an outpost a hop, skip, and a jump from Newtown Creek. Comments (7)

Methodist opponents unveil alternate expansion plan

Park Slope: A team of Park Slope Poindexters has come up with its own plan for the expansion of New York Methodist Hospital that its leaders say will trade the hospital’s mountain for an easier-to-swallow molehill. Comments (4)

Police seek N train groper

Bay Ridge: Cops are trying to track down a creep who groped a 17-year-old girl’s backside at the Eighth Avenue N stop on March 23. Comments (2)

Cops after clues in Dyker disappearance

Dyker Heights: Police need your help to find a man who vanished from his Dyker Heights home last week. Comment

Magic spells: Greenpoint bookstore to host fantasy-themed spelling bee

Boro of Nerds: You shall not pass — if you cannot spell, that is. Comment

Ra ra Rasputin! A dinner honoring Russia’s greatest love machine

Dining: Toast the “Mad Monk” at this educational dinner party celebrating the life and legacy of the mysterious Russian mystic. Comments (1)

Coney meets Carnival: Funk group celebrates People’s Playground with a Big Easy sound

Music: This band is bringing the sounds of the Big Easy to the Big Apple — and taking listeners from the Boardwalk to Bourbon Street. Comment

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Filched fido fetched! Purloined puppy returned to Marine Park pet store

A stolen puppy is home safe after a few days on the lam. Comments (4)

MAP: Atlantic Avenue less fatal, more brutal

Mean Streets: Atlantic Avenue is less deadly but even more destructive than it was nearly a decade ago, when The Brooklyn Paper first dubbed it “The Avenue of Death and Destruction,” and the city is finally taking notice. Comments (12)

Sharing is caring

Event: The social-service group HeartShare raked in $700,000 at its centennial gala. Comments (1)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Jump around! W’burg parkour studio back in business

Williamsburg: The Williamsburg freestyle walking studio that shuttered suddenly in December is back up and running with a new name and new ownership. Comments (6)

Doggone! Puppy pinched from Marine Park pet store

It was “Gone In 60 Seconds” — puppy style. Comments (1)

TUESDAY NIGHT: Sound off on road safety at town hall meeting

Mean Streets: Officials are inviting Brooklynites to tell them where streets are the diciest for pedestrians and cyclists and how to make them safer. Comments (11)

Williamsburg man has been missing for three months

Williamsburg: Police are searching for a man who disappeared without a trace from his Williamsburg apartment in January. Comments (8)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

When Carmine gets political, he really gets political!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher blasts the mayor, the former mayor, and just about everone else that likes charter schools. Comments (5)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Truce after LICH activists claim bid rigging

Hospitals in Crisis: The state misled evaluators about the viability of some Long Island College Hospital redevelopment plans that include full-service hospitals, according to anti-hospital-closure activists. Comments (2)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bay Ridge springs into action

Bay Ridge Nights: Spring is finally here, and the nights are heating up in Bay Ridge. Find out where the hotspots are from our pals over at BrooklynDaily.com. Comment

Window pain! Cop and teen crash through window of Downtown restaurant amid scuffle

Downtown: NOW WITH VIDEO AND ADDITIONAL INFO: A police melee at a Chinese eatery left two teens in handcuffs, one of them bloodied after a tumble through a plate glass window. Comments (55)

Forklift driver plows into pedestrian on 13th Avenue

Dyker Heights: A forklift driver ran down an elderly woman crossing 13th Avenue near the corner of 60th Street on March 26, according to police. Comments (13)

Activists: Housing court needs a new home

Downtown: Tenants say housing court is too cramped for justice to be served and that the city should stop renting it from a notorious slumlord. Comments (6)

Letter: Chinese democracy is the cure for what ails LICH

Hospitals in Crisis: A former ombudsman who oversaw the lawsuit to determine the future of Long Island College Hospital thinks the choice of who should redevelop the hospital is obvious. Comments (7)

Mckibbin Lofts fashion designer missing

Williamsburg: Police are searching for a fashion designer who vanished from his home in Williamsburg’s McKibbin Lofts on Saturday night. Comments (10)

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