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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Rebel belles: Dance performance looks at the world of debutantes

Dance: These debs are no downers. Comment

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Now, that’s what I call old New York!

Rhymes with Crazy: To me, “old New York” is the city I moved to in 1981. Back then, the subway cars were so covered with graffiti, you couldn’t see out the windows. You always added a 20-minute cushion to your commute, just in case. And Times Square… Comments (1)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Outdoor films, Biz Markie, and the Smallest Penis Pageant — Brooklyn has it all. Comment

Bartoonist scopes out your drinking spot for Pride

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits Park Slope’s last standing gay bar. Comment

Bay Ridge goes out — outside!

Bay Ridge Nights: Our friends at BrooklyDaily.com give you best spots to hear music in the Ridge. Comment

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Flame Con

Flame on!: Gay comic con comes to Brooklyn

Event: These comic book fans are burning with pride! Comment

Local heroes

Event: Scores of Flame Con’s famous guests came from right here in Brooklyn. Here are a few of our top picks. Comment

My daughter’s home — and then she’s not!

The Dad: This week, the Dad has one brief moment with her college-age daughter before she’s off to someplace else. Comments (3)

The Brooklyn Paper: A newspaper of distinction

Page 1: There are plenty of newspapers out there, but how many can you honestly say are newspapers of distinction? Three? Five? Twenty-five? It’s hard to figure, but this week, rest assured that The Brooklyn Paper is truly distinct. What other weekly comes in a handy broadsheet size, comes in full color, and is loaded with the Brooklyn moxie that can only be found in, well, Brooklyn. So enjoy what we have to say — we’ve certainly enjoyed saying it, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Planks a lot! Reclaimed Boardwalk is now Italian esplanade

Coney Island: Wood from the Riegelmann Boardwalk that was supposedly damaged during Superstorm Sandy is being reused in Italy — as a boardwalk. Comments (2)

Clinton Hill teen sues cops for alleged assault, wrongful arrest

Clinton Hill: The arrest was captured in a viral video last year. Comments (6)

Beep invites angry tenants to share landlord horror stories

Borough President Adams is hosting a series of town hall meetings where Brooklynites can report bad landlords. Comments (4)

The in-cider: Author talks home-brew cider

Books: She thinks that making cider in the house rules. Comment

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Bill Murray leads annual Brooklyn Bridge poetry walk

Awesome: He’s got this going for him, which is nice. Comments (1)

Wail song: Whale found dead on Brighton Beach

The marine mammal experts at BrooklynDaily.com have all the details. Comments (5)

Beating around the Bushwick

Rogues’ galleries: Studios open their doors for Bushwick Open Studios

Weird Art: It is the art and soul of Brooklyn’s creative scene. Comments (1)

Affirmative action: House of Yes previews new performance space

Theater: They just couldn’t say no. Comment

Silver-tongued: Seniors create stories from life experience

They have stories a lifetime in the making. Comment

Fire at Methodist Hospital

Park Slope: A fire broke out over the weekend in the basement of New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, causing a lot of panic, but no injuries. Comments (1)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Pot luck! Weed dispensary may open Downtown

Leaves of Grass: This is a total puff piece. Comments (4)

Fool runnings: 30% of drivers blowing red light at B’wick intersection, study finds

Mean Streets: Drivers in Bushwick are seeing red — and then hitting the gas. Comments (28)

Bam! Pow! Library kicks off superhero-themed summer reading program

Books: Holy literacy promotion, Batman! Comment

Cops cuff alleged Williamsburg groper

Williamsburg: Cops say they believe the man has groped or exposed his junk to women in Williamsburg and Greenpoint at least 10 times since late April. Comments (3)

Friday, June 5, 2015

Beat cop: Greenwood Heights officer concedes defeat in police union election

Greenwood Heights: Current president Pat Lynch won the race in a landslide. Comments (1)

Float on! Greenpoint’s Barge Bar gets liquor license

Nightlife: It’s a real watering hole! Comments (12)

Bill to save Williamsburg senior center passes Assembly

Changing Brooklyn: The Swinging Sixties Senior Center is now one step closer to avoiding eviction, say activists. Comments (6)

Funk yeah! Chaka Khan kicks off Celebrate Brooklyn

Music: The funk queen drew thounds of fans to the Prospect Park bandshell on Wednesday, with thousands more watching on screens outside. Comment

Green day: Botanic Garden opens new and improved kids area

Crown Heights: Talk about garden variety! Comment

Cops on the lookout for alleged Gowanus train robber

Gowanus: Police are on the lookout for a man they say is responsible for a pair of similar robberies at the Smith-Ninth Street subway station in early May. Comment

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Serial groper assaulting women in Williamsburg, say locals

Williamsburg: Nine women say the same creep grabbed or slapped their butts while they were walking on neighborhood streets. Comments (5)

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