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Music: Always wanted to learn a musical instrument, but held back by stage fright? Try a little liquid courage. Comment
Cinema: Talk about a blast from the past! Comment
Cinema: Talk about a blast from the past! Comment
Marine Park: Get ready for a show that’s really out of this world! Comment

Tele-visionary: Ridge psychic who solves crimes with pooch gets TV show

Bay Ridge: You wouldn’t have to be psychic to see this coming. Comment

Ridge psychic who solves crimes with pooch gets TV show

Bay Ridge: You wouldn’t have to be psychic to see this coming. Comment
Weird Art: This art show features high-tech chocolates that scream and moan when you bite into them. Comment
Weird Art: This art show features high-tech chocolates that scream and moan when you bite into them. Comment

Williamsburg church hosts Latin American film series

Cinema: Grab some popcorn — and your Spanish dictionary. Comments (2)

Williamsburg church hosts Latin American film series

Cinema: Grab some popcorn — and your Spanish dictionary. Comment

Sound Off to the Editor

Letters: Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

Carmine takes a turn as Brooklyn Daily quizmaster

Big Screecher: The Screecher’s television is on the fritz, which means this week’s column is a wild, brain-busting ride. Comment

Bourbon outfitters

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits the Gorbals — a bar inside Williamsburg’s new Urban Outfitters. Comments (1)

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Play Harry Potter trivia, hear a book reading at Brooklyn Bridge Park, watch a marathon screening of all the “Step Up” dance scenes, and other great things to do in Brooklyn Aug. 1–5. Comment

Bridging the gulp! Brooklyn Brewery ponders trans-Narrows expansion

Branding Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s longest-running brewing company is eyeing opening up a factory across the Narrows on bucolic Staten Island. Comment

It is a sausage fest in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Literally! Comment
Art: The Brooklyn Academy of Music hit the White House yesterday. Comment

Sunnis, Shiites must learn to play nice

A Britisher’s View: Some members of IIslam’s Sunni and Shiite sects seem to hate each other in unfathomable ways — and it’s high time they got off their pious rumps and stopped their evil juggernaut, writes our columnist. Comment

We brief readers on news from the past month

Our monthly review helps readers catch up on the headlines they missed in July. Comment

Cylones have gone streaking this season

Brooke Lynn at Bat: There have been a lot of ups and downs, for the team and players alike, says our columnist. Comment

Updated: Police on the hunt for Midwood woman’s attacker

Midwood: Police have arrested one of the men responsible for attacking and robbing an 18-year-old woman in Midwood on July 27 — but they are still looking for his partner. Comment

Ain’t nothin’ but a Cyclone!

Coney Island: There was a whole lot of shakin’ going on. Comment

Tix blitz fix

Tix blitz fix

The city is backing down after sending out a flurry of long-delayed traffic violations. Comments (15)

Cleaning up Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay: Sheepshead Bay got swept away last weekend! Comment

Standing O is at it again!

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

Expert in demonically posessed cats to give talk in Gowanus

Event: Cats — lovable family pets, or evil minions of Satan? Comment

Pussy galore!

Expert in demonically possessed cats to give talk in Gowanus

Event: Cats — lovable family pets, or evil minions of Satan? Comments (1)

Me-Yow! Rocker David Yow releases book of cat pictures

Books: The legendary Jesus Lizard frontman is part punk, park cat lady. Comments (1)

Walking Marine Park

Marine Park: Bored this summer? Take a hike! Comment
Dining: The story of how a cheese-stuffed, steak-topped burger took one scribe’s breath away. Comments (2)

Me-Yow! Rocker David Yow releases book of cat pictures

Books: The legendary Jesus Lizard frontman is part punk, park cat lady. Comment

Police seek bus stop brute

Coney Island: Police are searching a man who snatched a necklace from a woman in Coney Island and left her face bloody and battered on July 18. Comment
Digital editions: Look, we don’t have anything against the Rock, but we can’t honestly say we’re not glad that a deep body of water seperates us from the southern tip of New York State. Sure, we might want to visit if the R train extended under the Narrows or over that expensive bridge (damn you, Robert Moses!), but that doesn’t mean we’re anxious to risk attack by deer so we could peddle our wares there. We’re happy where we are, the only place in the world that insists you keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Exiting Suarez leaves legacy of success, growth at LIU

Joe Knows: As John Suarez made the decision to step down as Long Island University athletic director, he started to receive gentle reminders recently of how long his career there has been. Comment
Fort Hamilton: There is a new top dog at the Army base at Fort Hamilton. Comments (6)

War, peace, and tweens

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie dicusses the Middle East with her kids. Comment

Pizza By The Bay closed by health inspectors

Sheepshead Bay: Mice are definitely not kosher. Comment

Excelsior excised! Park Slope gay bar closing after 15 years

Nightlife: The popular Park Slope gay bar Excelsior is closing on Sunday, but its owners say this final call won’t be their last. Comments (12)
Park Slope: The no-frills Boerum Hill grocery store’s planned August closure spells the end of affordable shopping in the neighborhood, according to residents who are demanding the building’s new owners allow the shop to st Comments (17)

Bridging the gulp! Brooklyn Brewery ponders trans-Narrows expansion

Branding Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s longest-running brewing company is eyeing opening up a factory across the Narrows on bucolic Staten Island. Comments (3)
BoroBeat: Fifth graders from Coney’s PS 188 were excited to find a mystery fish during a hands-on lesson about the creatures of the deep. Comment

Jo knows which shows are good, and which jumped the shark

Not for Nuthin’: Our national issues columnist reveals her favorites of the summer season. Comment
Fort Hamilton: There is a new top dog at the Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton. Comment

Going for a spin! Clones sweep Lowell

The Ride: We see great things in baseball. It’s our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us. Comment

Keys to the castles! D’town bigs offer affordable-housing guidance

Downtown: A group of politicos, activists, and real estate industry types wants to make it easier to win the housing lottery Downtown. Comments (3)

Book-lyn Heights!

Event: Take a literary pub crawl through one of the borough’s most storied neighborhoods. Comment

Book-lyn Heights!

Event: Take a literary pub crawl through one of the borough’s most storied neighborhoods. Comment

The car-nage continues in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill

Fort Greene: Cops received reports of four car burglaries and four car thefts in the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this week, not counting the 20-car window-smashing spree on Park Avenue early on Tuesday morning. Here’s how the rest went down. Comment
Music: And your mom told you video games were a waste of time. Comment
Music: And your mom told you video games were a waste of time. Comment

Celebrity streetball tournament brings hip hop and hoops together at Barclays

One of the top summer basketball tournaments in the world made its first showing in Brooklyn, as the Entertainers Basketball Classic America Celebrity Basketball Challenge took to the boards of the Barclays Center last Sunday. Comment

South Shore’s Fraser eyeing big finish to high school career

High School Sports: Shore Shore’s Brianna Fraser could have taken a rest this summer, but she wasn’t in the mood for a vacation. Comment

Window rain! Overnight car-smash spree on Park Avenue

Fort Greene: A crew of hooligans smashed the windows of 20 cars early on Tuesday morning in Fort Greene, police said. Comments (7)
The city is backing down after sending out a flurry of long-delayed traffic violations. Comment

Traffic tragedy in Bath Beach

Bensonhurst: An 80-year-old woman is dead after a driver struck her on a Bath Beach street July 25. Comment

Cops seek help finding flasher

Sheepshead Bay: Police are still looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman on the B44 bus on Nostrand Avenue on July 8. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Bossert Hotel fans are so hungry for information about the under-renovation Bossert Hotel, they are calling us to book a bed. Comments (2)

Cooking the books

Sunset Park: Sunset Park bookworms will have to sweat it out for a few more days before cooler air returns to the local library. Comments (1)

Cooking the books

Sunset Park bookworms will have to sweat it out for a few more days before cooler air returns to the local library. Comment
Art: The Brooklyn Academy of Music hit the White House yesterday. Comment

Win put Clones back at .500

The Ride: Our boys are back on even ground. Comment

Former Ford hoops stars adjusting to new home at Bishop Loughlin

High School Sports: Three former Falcons basketball stars knew starting over after Bishop Ford closed wasn’t going to be easy so, they decided to do it together. Comment
Park Slope: These Slopers still have some fight left in them. Comments (25)

Victory dance: Zumba Daddy to previous record: ‘You’re busted, mister’

Coney Island: Zumba Daddy did it again. Comment

Green Girl power

Green Girl power

BoroBeat: Girls 11 to 13 years old visited Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center on July 24 to learn about plant and animal lifecycles. Comment
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Delayed tickets have drivers fuming

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Delayed tickets have drivers fuming

This gives a whole new meaning to the term “ticket blitz.” Comments (58)
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Delayed tickets have drivers fuming

UPDATED

Delayed tickets have drivers fuming

This gives a whole new meaning to the term “ticket blitz.” Comment
Dance: A Fort Greene dance center is trying to use Google’s nascent face-computer to help people with Parkinson’s disease get their groove back. Comments (1)

Stan asks questions for many reasons

It’s Only My Opinion: I watch, with great disappointment, Jesse Watters ask simple questions to the twenty-something crowd. Most of them admit to being college students but if they are serious about their answers I have to believe that they have nothing but rice pudding between their ears. Do the producers of his segment telecast only the dumb answers and cut the intelligent ones? I really don’t know, so I decided to do a Watters World survey on my own. I asked twenty people of high school and college age the following question: “On July 4th we celebrated the birthday of the United States of America. How old is the U.S.?” Comment

Splash down

BoroBeat: Newly renovated pools at Aviator Sports Center are making a splash with the center’s campers. Comment

Help find this Fort Greene teen

Fort Greene: Police are asking for help finding a 16-year-old girl who they say disappeared from Fort Greene on Wednesday. Comment

Clones in it to win it against Spinners

The Ride: The Cyclones bats came back with a bang on Sunday night in Massachusetts. Comments (1)

Cyclones come out of series vs. Lake Monsters on top

The Ride: The Mini-Mets bested the Vermont team in a nail-biter made more bearable by some family fun. Comment

Bombshells fall to Mayhem

The Brooklyn Bombshells’ heroic comeback against the Manhattan Mayhem wasn’t enough to secure a win last Saturday at the Abe Stark, in the borough team’s last home game of the Gotham Girls roller derby season. Comment
Greenpoint: The city promises that Greenpoint ferry service is coming back this morning, hours after the G train’s Queens tunnel shutdown. Comments (2)

Lake Monsters hose Clones at home

The Ride: The Vermont team brought the series to 1–1 on Friday night. The Cyclones try to redeem themselves at home this evening. Comment

Red Hook library privatization plan panned

Red Hook: Red Hookers want to close the book on a bid to carve up nearly half of the neighborhood’s library branch for a private group to rent out to artists. Last night members of the local community board said if the library moves forward without giving them more information, they are against it. Comments (11)

Break-in turns home invasion when W’burg woman walks in

Williamsburg: Police are on the hunt for a pair of thieves who they say burglarized a woman’s Williamsburg apartment and, when she walked in on them, trapped her and stole her laptop. Comments (6)

Ridge cops searching for larceny crew

Bay Ridge: Police are searching for four teens they say went on a cash- and purse-snatching spree in Bay Ridge on June 9. Comments (3)

Ridge cops searching for larceny crew

Bay Ridge: Police are searching for four teens they say went on a cash- and purse-snatching spree in Bay Ridge on June 9. Comment

Cyclones mop MCU Park with Lake Monsters

The Ride: The Cyclones’ success at home continued on Thursday as Scarlyn Reyes pitched perfectly into the fourth inning and the Clones picked up another win at home. Comment

Biz alliance honors builders

Williamsburg: Brooklyn is building momentum. Comment

Funeral for Gowanus native Eric Garner turns sermon on NYPD brutality

Boerum Hill: Al Sharpton brought the fire and brimstone to a Boerum Hill church on Wednesday at the funeral for the Gowanus native who died last week after police put him in a chokehold on Staten Island. Comments (6)
Greenpoint: The G train’s Queens tunnel closure starts on Saturday and Greenpoint residents and a pol are freaking out about the fact that neighborhood ferry service still has not been restored. Comments (1)

Clones drop second straignt

The Ride: The mighty Ironbirds have been too much for our boys. Comment

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