Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Where to go swimming in Brooklyn this summer

Hot weather is here. Luckily, Brooklyn has a wealth of pools and beaches to cool your jets. Check out our guide to beaches and outdoor pools of all sizes that are coming open very soon. Comment

Monday, June 2, 2014

Get bent! Free yoga classes in Marine Park

Fitness: If you think yoga classes are beyond your reach, this is the class for you. Comments (1)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Zimmer-men and women to play whole Bob Dylan album for his birthday

Music: A group of musicians will bring it all back home and revisit “Highway 61 Revisited” as they celebrate Bob Dylan’s 73rd birthday with a tribute show in Prospect Heights on May 30. Comment

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Walk back through knish-tory with this food historian

Books: Former Brooklyn Paper contributor and persistent knish buff Laura Silver has penned a book about her beloved pastry. Comments (10)
Music: The synth-pop practitioners who make up Young Heel do it themselves, but you wouldn’t know it to listen to them. Comments (3)

Where to eat amazing ice cream in Brooklyn this summer

Dining: The Polar Vortex is long gone and it is almost time to crave a gust of cold air to break the sweltering heat of a Brooklyn summer. Should it not arrive in enough of a hurry, there is always ice cream. Comment

Monday, May 26, 2014

Dining: Summer is upon us and it is time for some al fresco dining. Comments (4)

Head outdoors for a breath of Brooklyn

The borough’s urban jungle has plenty of mileage for the intrepid, so branch out and see what exploits lie beyond your stoop. Comment

Turn the page on the best beach reads

Summertime is beach time, and for many that means time to catch up on some reading. We asked the borough’s brightest bookworms for their picks of the year’s best beach reads. Comment

Saturday, May 24, 2014

A long, deranged trip it was

February Houses: The far-off setting is all the same to the self-involved characters in this novel from Williamsburg publisher Autonomedia. Comments (1)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Got plans the coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comment
Bushwick: An occult bookstore in Bushwick, is hosting a 24-hour variety show pledge drive to fund the installation of a garden out back. Comments (3)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Car wars! Ridgites say livery cabs are taking over block

Bay Ridge: Neighbors along 74th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues say that a car service is clogging their block with vehicles — and leaving little room for anyone else. Comments (13)

Ridge civic superhero passes on

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge activist Maureen Stramka — a member of scores of community groups — passed away on May 16. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: Call it Arab Spring cleaning! Comments (1)
Sunset Park: Whatcha gonna do when She-Hulkamania runs wild on you? Comments (1)
Page 1: Shortstop Stepehn Drew, who turned down a $14.1-million deal from the World Champs this past off-season, finally signed with the Red Sox on Wednesday. Drew accepted a $10-million offer, forfeiting about $4.1 million in salary that he would of made had he signed before the season started. Of course, you’ll read none of this in this week’s print edition of The Brooklyn Paper, but we let you know about it because we want to make sure you keep hustling, Brooklyn! Comment

Are my kids living up to their potential?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders if she needs to push her kids more, of if they’ll figure it all out on their own. Comments (1)

Nets season wrap-up

Off-season could be more exciting than this season

Front Court: Face it. The Nets were built to win this year. But they didn’t. Comment

D-answer is losing D-Will

Back Court: D-Will they or D-won’t they? Comment

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dead air! We pester Gov. Cuomo to explain his LICH game plan

Hospitals in Crisis: Why we are calling, e-mailing, tweeting at, and sending faxes to Cuomo every day. Comments (4)
Parenting: The mall office of a Bedford-Stuyvesant politician might not be the first place breastfeeding moms think to go when nature suckles — and the pol wants that to change. Comments (6)

All’s fair at Kings County Fair

Photo Galleries: Newcomers to the annual shindig at Aviator Sports Center said Brooklyn’s largest carnival is a real gem. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment

Ride of the Valkyries! Scandinavians seize Ridge over weekend

Bay Ridge: This ain’t the History Channel, folks! Comment

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Two long-serving assemblywomen announce retirement

Politics: Two of Brooklyn’s leading ladies are bowing out. Comments (2)

Burned Rebar couple could get lucky after all

DUMBO: A Williamsburg venue is looking to turn the fortunes of one unlucky couple burned by the abrupt closure of the Dumbo gastropub Rebar upside down. Comment
Photo Galleries: The conflagration gutted a floor of the Ocean Avenue complex. Comments (5)

Runner dies after collapsing at Half Marathon finish line

Organizers have not identified the deceased athlete. He suffered a heart attack after finishing the grueling race, according to reports. Comments (7)
Fuzzy Brooklyn: The Prospect Park Zoo’s flock of sheep got a haircut over the weekend, to the shear delight of onlookers. Comment
Sunset Park: When a Spanish colonist comes along, you must whip him. Comment

Monday, May 19, 2014

Waiting game: Fort Greene development decades in the making

Fort Greene: A real estate tycoon and mayoral also-ran’s vision for a Fort Greene block is finally coming together — more than 30 years after he bought the property. Comments (18)
Neighbors are more upset about the noise and dust the impending demolition of the 103-year-old Jackson Street Settlement House will kick up than the fact that legendary Kings County novelist Betty Smith taught sewing to the kids of immigrants there or that the Williamsburg institution made an appearance in her lesser-known second novel “Tomorrow Will be Better.” Comments (4)
Photo Galleries: A flock of athletes, 25,500 of them, ran so far away at the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday. Comments (2)
Windsor Terrace: Catholic advocates’ Hail Mary pass to save their beloved Windsor Terrace parochial school may be falling short, leaving some to question their very beliefs. Comments (26)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Carmine channels Al Pacino … and Costanza!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher things he’s out, and they pull him back in! Comments (1)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Letter: Quit or get off the pot

In which a reader accuses us of writing while on drugs and heralding the decline of Western civilization with our alleged pro-marijuana bias. Comments (18)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hospitals in Crisis: The state diverted ambulances from Long Island College Hospital early on Thursday morning amid a multi-directional court battle that has a judge demanding that everyone play nice. Comments (3)

Everybody’s going off the deep end at Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge Nights: Everybody’s working for the weekend — and our pals over at are working for you. Comment

Temporary free G transfers tantalize long-suffering straphangers

Free the G: The hop, skip, and jump it takes to transfer from the J or M at Lorimer to the G at Broadway will no longer set straphangers back $2.50 thanks to a temporary free transfer. Comments (6)

Rebar owner behind bars, momentarily

DUMBO: Cops arrested Rebar owner Jason Stevens on felony tax fraud and theft charges on Thursday, a week after he shuttered his bar and restaurant suddenly, leaving dozens of to-be-married couples out money and a place to hold their weddings. Comment

In case you missed it: Adams heir apparent crossing a line, watchdogs say

Will’s Watch: In this week’s hard-hitting politics column over at, the story of how a candidate seeking Borough President Adams’ old seat in the state Senate is distributing literature that is raising political watchdogs’ eyebrows. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking cartoonist pays a visit to Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, the Gowanus business most like a cruise-ship deck. Comments (1)

SUNDAY: Fifth Avenue Fair offers taste of Slope

Park Slope: The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Street Fair will be back in Park Slope this Sunday, but don’t expect the standard assortment of lemonade stands, sausage huts, and sunglasses kiosks that typically crop up when city streets are cordoned off. Comment

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Etsy on the make in Dumbo

Etsy on the make in Dumbo

DUMBO: A company that helps do-it-yourselfers market their wares online is expanding faster than we can crochet a beer cozy — with the help of million in tax breaks. Comments (7)

nets playoff loss

Back Court: Why did the Nets lose, and what can the team’s coach take away from that? Comment

Let’s face it: Nets stunk in final minutes

Front Court: Why did the Nets lose? Because they couldn’t put the ball in the bucket in the final minutes of, like, every game. Comment
Williamsburg: The latest Domino Sugar factory development plan passed the Council in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, opening the way for construction on the mega-development after years of heated debate over the project. Comments (14)

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