Monday, April 13, 2015

Pols: Make Boardwalk a landmark

Coney Island’s iconic Boardwalk is getting a do-over on a botched bid for landmark status to save its threatened boards. Comments (2)

Writers to give marathon reading of pro-vaccination book in Dumbo

Books: They are taking a jab at the vaccination debate. Comment

Sunday, April 12, 2015

It was a week ago today that Carmine went to Walmarts

Sunday Screech: That and other interesting anger in this week’s Carmine, which may be one of his last. Comment

Friday, April 10, 2015

The ultimate Brooklyn Bloody Mary!

The ultimate Brooklyn Bloody Mary!

Dining: We blend the best and worst — and occasionally fictional — flavors of the borough together in one delicious* cocktail. *Results not guaranteed. Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: Meet Octavia Spencer, tour historic Coney Island, test your Brooklyn trivia bona fides, and more things to do and see in the borough of Kings, April 10–16. Comment
Bar Scrawl: Bartoonist visits new brewpub Threes Brewing. Comments (6)

Open your heart — and wallet — in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Fund-raisers? More like fun-raisers! has all this hottest philanthropic events in Bay Ridge this weekend. Comment

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Flagrant Fowl: It’s getting closer to playoff time, and Crummy is doin’ the pigeon! Comment

Impulse karaoke: Comedians improvise new musicals with familiar tunes

Theater: They’re just making it up as they go along! Comment

Ridge Easter egg hunt draws droves

Bay Ridge: Hundreds of kids scoured Shore Road Park during Bay Ridge’s annual Easter egg hunt on April 4. Comment

Yes … Yes … Yes! Steph has the answer for everything

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures it is better to say “Yes” than “No.” Comments (1)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Yes man! Hero councilman gets honored, engaged

Williamsburg: He keeps popping questions, and she keeps saying “Yes!” Comments (2)

Huge loss: ‘Little Jimmy’ dies at 67

Coney Island icon and Bay Ridge fixture James “Little Jimmy” Mastrangelo passed away on April 6. Comments (12)

Cat’s meow! Kittens saved in Sheepshead Bay

Fuzzy Brooklyn: Our pals at have this fur-raising tail of young cats being rescued by the skin of their whiskers! Read more…
A federal grand jury has indicted a fourth Brooklyn man on terrorism charges in connection to an alleged plot to send fighters and money to the Islamic State. Comments (1)

Occult classic

Weird of fortune! Artist creates tarot cards featuring smiling poop

Weird Art: The future is in his hands. Comments (1)

Decked out! Our reporter gets her cards read

Art: Play your cards right and you might just learn what the future holds. Comment

Pass the Dutch meat on the left-hand side

Dining: Sample the cuisine of 1650s New York at a dinner party in Williamsburg. Comments (1)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

At whits end! Greenpoint woodworkers pushed out of shared factory

Changing Brooklyn: A Greenpoint woodworkers’ collective that has been around since the 1970s is breaking up because its landlord wants to tripled the rent on its space and the coop is yet to find a new place to whittle while they work. Comments (21)
Downtown: Tots from across the borough convened Downtown on April 2 to comb Albee Square for Easter treasure. Comments (1)

Stranded Cyclone thrill-seekers get belated first ride

A group of Cyclone fanatics who got stranded on the Coney Island coaster after it malfunctioned during its March 29 opening returned a week later to take the ride they missed out on. Comment
Art: It’s no two-bit idea — more like eight bits! Comment
Weird Art: A group of rogue artists mounted a large statue of National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Fort Greene Park early on Monday morning, but Parks workers had covered the bust with a blue tarp by 12:30 pm and removed the statue by 1:30 pm on Monday. Comments (10)

Religious leaders convene at BAM for interfaith gala

Fort Greene: A who is who of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders descended on the Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 4 for an interfaith gala honoring Passover, Easter, and the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Comment

Monday, April 6, 2015

Opening say! Coney Island’s Nelson Figueroa takes the mic to talk Mets

We check in with former Mets pitcher and newly minted SNY analyst Nelson Figueroa about growing up in Brooklyn, the transition to on-air commentary, and getting called out by iconic Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld. Comments (4)

John Loscalzo, founder of Brooklyn Heights Blog, dies at 52

Brooklyn Heights: John Loscalzo, the trail-blazing Brooklyn blogger and occasional Brooklyn Paper contributor known to Brooklyn Heights residents as Homer Fink — his pseudonym on his popular website the Brooklyn Heights Blog — died suddenly on Wednesday at Brooklyn Hospital. He was 52. Comments (4)
Williamsburg: An ankle-wrecking hole in the sidewalk at the corner of Bedford Avenue and N. Eighth Street that no one has bothered to fix for almost a month has become an impromptu garbage can for passers-by to throw their junk. Comments (10)
Greenwood Heights: A group of car wash workers in Greenwood Heights are back on the job with a union contract after a bitter, four month-long strike. Comments (1)

City worker accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from 94-year-old woman

Greenpoint: A city employee who swore to look after elderly people allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Greenpoint nonagenarian, reports the district attorney. Comments (2)
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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Carmine’s still here — until you replace him!

Sunday Screech: Look, we asked for a Carmine replacement last week, and still haven’t found one yet. So here’s this week’s instant-classic! Comments (2)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Art twerk

The Greatest Story Ever: She likes little pictures of butts and she cannot lie. Comment

Name that butt painting!

Weird Art: Can you identify celebrities based only on a painting of their posterior? Take our quiz and find out! Comments (4)

Recycled! Beloved Trash Bar still rockin’ after threatened closure

Go There Now While You Still Can: We all hate to take out the Trash, and for now, we don’t have to. Comments (1)

Food fest serves up regional delicacies of Fifth Avenue

Dining: Talk about street food! Comment

Cops: Boerum Hill woman kidnapped daughter, may have fled to Germany

Boerum Hill: Cops are on the lookout for a Boerum Hill woman who they say may have illegally fled the country with her 7-year-old daughter amid a custody battle with the child’s father, according to police. Comment

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cops: Duo stabbed two men during street brawl

Williamsburg: Police are looking for two fiends who stabbed two other men during a street brawl in Williamsburg on Tuesday evening. Comment
Red Hook: Face it. Kids can’t swim across the Buttermilk Channel. It is too dangerous. Comments (7)

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