Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Parenting: A new Burton Snowboard program called Riglet Snowboarding for Physical Education brings the slopes indoors and out of the cold. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Long Tall Weekends

They Might Be Giants has big plans for 2015

Music: It has been 33 years since its first live show, and 25 years since “Birdhouse in Your Soul,” but this will not be the year that They Might Be Giants slows down. Comment

Tale of the tape: They Might Be Giants vs. Billy Joel

Music: Which residency is better — They Might be Giants at the Music Hall of Williamsburg or Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden? Comment

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Rumble in the box! W’burg theater hosts Cardboard Robot Battle

Nightlife: Talk about paper cuts! Comment

A guide to Australian things in Brooklyn

A guide to Australian things in Brooklyn

Cafes, bars, and more cafes! Also: dingoes. Comments (10)

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Here’s your reminder to read Carmine this week

Sunday Screech: You didn’t think he could do it, but he did — Carmine does it again! Comments (1)

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Editor’s Picks: Ring in the Year of the Sheep, see the 1978 animated “Lord of the Rings” film, meet Misty Copeland and more great things to do in Brooklyn, Jan. 23–29. Comment

Get your culture on in the Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Bay Ridge is tripping the arts eclectic this weekend, according to our pals at Read more…

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Cops: Ridge crook using phony debit card to steal cash

Bay Ridge: Law enforcement officials are looking for a man who used a “cloned” debit card to steal cash from another man’s bank account on Dec. 15. Comment

Williamsburg bar throws sad dance party

Music: They will bring the music, you bring the tears. Comments (3)

Keeping heat under wraps: Radiator cover could revolutionize apartment dwelling

Circuit Lord: A Downtown startup is looking to solve the age-old New York problem of out-of-control steam radiators that turn apartments into the Mojave Desert during the winter with a computerized take on a simple concept — tossing cozies on them. Comment

Trading days: Crummy mulls what it would take to unload some dead weight

Flagrant Fowl: Our curmudgeonly Nets columnist takes a hard look at what advantages are to be gained by continuing to stink at basketball. Comment

Harry Potter fans to skate into Prospect Park

Event: You’re a blizzard, Harry! Comment
Page 1: My fellow Brooklynites, it is time to turn the page. The days when our home was a laughingstock, the butt of countless jokes, and land of people with funny accents is over. Our borough has risen up. We are no longer the forgotten stepchild of Manhattan — a place where cabs won’t go and real estate agents steer buyers from. No, my fellow Brooklynites, times have changed. And Brooklyn has changed for the better. And that’s a good thing. So my fellow Brooklynites, keep hustlin’. Read more…

The Dad’s cautious approach to the NYPD explained

The Dad: This week, the Dad let’s you know his rationale for his questioning of the men and women in blue. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Deadly fire in Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights: One man died and 18 people were injured, four of them seriously, when flames tore through an apartment building on Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, according to a Fire Department spokesman. Comments (3)
Taxpayers have shelled out nearly $25 million for wrongful convictions obtained and upheld under former district attorney Charles Hynes, and the money could keep flowing as his replacement continues to reinvestigate questionable cases. Comments (8)
Williamsburg: Skateboarders who have been braving the cold, snow, and road salt to get in a few grinds now have the option of warming up for a night’s drinking with a skate session in the newly installed bowl inside Williamsburg’s Black Bear Bar. Comments (1)

Dangerous Atlantic intersection to get overhaul

Mean Streets: City says the busy three-way intersection between Prospect Heights and Clinton Hill will be safer for pedestrians once the work is completed. Comments (12)

New doc chronicles Bay Ridge hardcore band Indecision

Cinema: Indecision lives and dies and lives again in New York City. Comments (1)

Group think: Philosophers host free public lectures for the masses

Event: Socrates said the un-examined life is not worth living — this is where you can start digging in. Comment
Downtown: Protesters rallied outside Borough Hall on Tuesday evening to decry what they say is insufficient support of the police. Comments (5)
Greenwood Heights: A Greenwood Heights cop is trying to oust longtime police union head Pat Lynch as Lynch battles City Hall. Comments (7)

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Shooting near W’burg school: Two teens wounded, culprit on the loose

Williamsburg: Someone shot two teenagers near a Williamsburg high school this afternoon, just before the final bell, police said. Comments (2)
Event: Martin Luther King, Jr. would have plenty to keep him busy in Brooklyn these days. Comments (1)

Khaki to the future: Old Navy seals Fulton deal

Downtown: The chain clothing store is opening up a location in the historic Offerman building on Fulton Mall. Comments (3)

The artwork formerly known as prints

Art: A Greenpoint artist is creating modern works with traditional Japanese printing techniques. Comment

State’s first Haitian-American assemblywoman sworn in

Politics: Mayor DeBlasio swore in Rodneyse Bichotte as 42nd District assemblywoman, replacing Rhoda Jacobs. Comments (1)

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Williamsburg: Housing activists are demanding Mayor DeBlasio put an end to private construction on the Broadway Triangle on the border of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, claiming apartment buildings going up there cater too much to ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents, and not the rest of the surrounding neighborhood. Comments (21)
Sunset Park: The city may sue a prominent ethnic organization for neglecting a landmarked building that it owns. Comments (15)
Construction Update: The Atlantic Yards mod squad is back in action. Comments (8)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Homemade street signs on a section of Tompkins Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant where two officers were assassinated will stay up while the city works to officially co-name streets for the duo elsewhere in the city. Comments (3)

Eight ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Brooklyn

Eight ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Brooklyn

Event: Catch one of these talks, musical performances, kids’ activities, plays, or film screenings. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Police: Bushwick man had used rocket launcher

Crime: Working off a tip, cops arrested a man they say had the device in his Kickerbocker Avenue home. Comments (2)

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

In Brooklyn, Bratton defends broken-windows policy

Downtown: Top cop promises to keep up enforcement of minor offenses during talk with Chamber of Commerce. Comments (8)

Turnstile touching

Downtown: Help the cops catch the guy who groped a woman in a subway turnstile. Comments (1)

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Primate scientist swings into BAM

Fort Greene: Jane Goodall is coming to Fort Greene for a lecture in April. Comments (1)

Remembering Vincent Abate, long-serving W’burg community board leader

Williamsburg: Vincenet Abate, who served as chairman of Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s community board for 34 years, died last week at the age of 96. Comment

Ouch-bound: Police looking for man they say sucker-punched Q conductor

Downtown: Police are looking for a man who they believe socked a subway conductor from the platform of the DeKalb Avenue station on Nov. 29. Comment

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