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Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

G’point musician has hit song with Aussie group she has never met

Music: Technology is taking singer-songwriter Christine Hoberg in strange new directions. Comment

Outside the ring box: Find an anti-wedding band for your big day

Music: Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration” is strictly a no-no when celebrating with this bunch. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

New York Beer Week comes to Brooklyn

Dining: ‘NYC Brewer’s Choice’ brings 27 state breweries to Williamsburg for epic tasting event. Comments (16)

Cosmic comedy: Neil deGrasse Tyson brings star-studded show to BAM

Event: Comedian Eugene Mirman and Mayim “Blossom” Bialik will join the celebrity astrophysicist to talk science live on stage. Comment

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Photographic memory: A historical look at Brooklyn with Jamel Shabazz

Nightlife: If you want a street-level view of Brooklyn’s history, just take a look through Jamel Shabazz’s photo albums. Comment

That’s edutainment! Two Fort Greene musicals celebrate Black History Month

Theater: Freedom sings in Fort Greene. Comment

Little book of horrors: ‘Murder’ is brimming with bad news

February Houses: The title of the book gives away the plot. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Where to GO this week!

Nightlife: Valentine’s comedy for rejects, DJ Jazzy Jeff, world-class world music, and more hot Brooklyn events to pass the cold winter nights. Comment

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Bartoonist stumbles on some off-beat cocktails

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator finds the mix of delicious cocktails, no food, and a staircase to be a treacherous combination at Ramona in Greenpoint. Comment

Going out on a limb: Tattoo parlor art show features disembodied arms

Art: Skin art is not the only thing on display at this Williamsburg tattoo studio. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Summer loving: Greenpoint bar fights the freeze with beach party

Nightlife: Don’t let a little snow get in the way of your bikini shopping. Comments (17)

Bad vibrations! R train noise rattles Ridge

Bay Ridge: Ridgites along Fourth Avenue say the subway is leaving them shaken. Comments (11)

Let’s talk about sex: Comedy trio hosts sex ed video night

Nightlife: Relive the hilarious horrors of high school sexual education at Union Hall. Comment

Globetrotters go hard in the paint against bullies

Park Slope: A couple of Harlem Globetrotters wowed kids — and taught them manners — at an action-packed civility lecture on Wednesday. Comments (2)

Lost boy: A lesson learned

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie recalls a time when she went to watch her son’s baseball game — and he wasn’t there. Comments (6)

Bay Ridge bar gathers Valentine’s gifts for wounded warriors

Bay Ridge: It’s a love letter to our nation’s military families. Comment

Nuthin' but nets!

Sir Charles’ big mouth could motivate Nets

Back Court: NBA-great Charles Barkley says the Nets stink. Will the team answer him back? Our columnist wants to know Comment

Turns out this draft pick was good

Front Court: This week, we look at Mason Plumlee, who has been a pleasant surprise this season. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Streetcar named expire! Trolleys trucked away from Red Hook are latest blow to rail dream

Red Hook: A train buff’s longtime dream of restoring streetcars to Red Hook went even further off the rails this past weekend when three of his beloved carriages went missing. Comments (22)

Thought for food co-op in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: The neighborhood is the latest on the verge of having its own member-owned grocery store. Organizers may not have people signed up yet, but they have secured a storefront. Comments (1)

A space art-yssey: Sci-fi-inspired art show blasts off in W’burg

Art: It’s art, Jim, but not as we know it. Comment

Downtown’s wish is granite

Downtown: Officials are cheering the city’s just-released plan to replace the bluestones in the crumbling plaza around Borough Hall with something sturdier. Comments (12)

City to Methodist: Lower the roof, raise the proof

Park Slope: New York Methodist Hospital must alter its controversial plans for an expansion that some Park Slope residents say would wreck their tree-lined streets with traffic, smog, and out-of-place architecture, the city demanded this week. Comments (4)

From Brooklyn to LA — the old-fashioned way

Crown Heights: She has spent eight months talking the talk and now it is time to walk the walk. Comments (9)

Going Green-point! Oil money seeping into the hands of eco-activists

Greenpoint: More than 100 people are vying for a chunk of .5 million in oil spill compensation money meant to gussy up the neighborhood. Comments (6)

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Bus-tling! Avenue L gets B44 select stop

Midwood: Sometimes “L” can stand for “winner.” Comments (2)

Liu may challenge Velazquez for Congress

Will’s Watch: Insiders share all the hottest political gossip with columnist and reporter Will Bredderman. Check out the latest, including the whispers about former Comptroller John Liu’s congressional hopes and Councilman Steve Levin’s latest about-face on Vito Lopez, over at Comment

Slapstick century: Celebrate 100 years of Charlie Chaplin with special screening

Cinema: A local silent film expert will school you in slapstick, at a screening of the comedy great’s first three films. Comment

15-year-old girl vanished in Red Hook

Red Hook: A Red Hook teen went missing from the grocery store just two blocks from her brownstone home on Feb. 3, cops said. Comments (29)

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Captain’s Log: In which our Captain gets the required nourishment

Captain’s Log: What better way is there for our Captain to start his weekend? Click to find out. Comment

Bushwick councilman to developers: Keep it down!

Changing Brooklyn: Bushwick will not reach the heights developers hope it will, if one freshman councilman gets his way. Comments (41)

Sketchy Ridge spas in violation of zoning

Bay Ridge: A lot of people zone out during a massage — but in Bay Ridge, the parlors do it, too. Comments (4)

Catching vapors in C'Heights

Cue the fog machine! Brooklyn gets futuristic nicotine shop

Shopping: Where there is no smoke, there is vapor, thanks to a new store that sells high-end electronic cigarettes. Comments (7)

Our guy taste-tests experimental smoking products

Crown Heights: Our reporter gives vapor flavors the wine critic treatment. Comment

Re-habitat for rich humanity

Red Hook: Red Hook may be getting an up-scale rehab center where four weeks of treatment would run a cool 50 grand. Comments (4)

Underground print is dead! Racks emptied at subway ‘Newsstand’ art project

Williamsburg: The Newsstand, a truly underground zine store that operated out of the subterranean passageway between the Lorimer L and Metropolitan G train stations, has sold its last pamphlet. Comments (8)

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Carmine’s latest Carmine winners are his favorite couple!

Sunday Screech: Every once in a while, the Screecher says something nice about someone. This week, he names names — twice! Comments (2)

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

Dance dance politicians! Officials meet on the dance-floor for historic groove-off

Williamsburg: Councilman Antonio Reynoso and his former boss Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna will square off against Assemblywoman Nydia Velazquez and Councilman Carlos Menchaca in a dancing duel in Williamsburg this evening. Comments (2)

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Neither snow nor post-Super Bowl malaise will stop Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge Nights: Hopefully by now you have cleaned up after your Super Bowl party — and we are not just talking about your living room — and are ready to rock the weekend. Because as this guide to Bay Ridge Nights over at attests, the weekend is sure ready to rock you. Comment

Lose-lose: Pols say SUNY Downstate could follow LICH’s downward spiral

Hospitals in Crisis: Activists claimed that the state was bluffing when it said that keeping Long Island College Hospital open would bankrupt its flagship Brooklyn hospital, but a bunch of community leaders are convinced the latest crisis is as serious as a heart attack. Comments (11)

The most expensive ramen in Brooklyn

Dining: One fancy California restaurant is FedExing in some pricey pasta. Comments (3)

Elderly Ditmas Park woman missing

Ditmas Park: Police are asking for help finding a Ditmas Park woman who went missing on Feb. 5. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Man shot in Park Slope this morning

Park Slope: The gunman opened fire in broad daylight. Comments (7)

Public Assembly broken up

Nightlife: A popular Williamsburg music venue has closed its doors. Comments (3)

Pussy Riot, Madonna touch down at Barclays Center for human rights hootenanny

Prospect Heights: Punk prayers were answered last night when Pussy Riot addressed the Brooklyn crowd and Lauryn Hill and legions of other big names rocked it, despite a nascent protest movement outside. Comments (6)

Help identify this lost woman who showed up at Brooklyn Hospital

Fort Greene: Do you know this lady? Comments (7)

Bread stolen from Panera

Downtown: Cops are after a pair of women who they say swiped a wallet from the chain bakery and cafe Downtown on Jan. 31. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Thief grabs $16,000 watch only to drop it

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment

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