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Amster-DAMN! This is one good town

Amster-DAMN! This is one good town

The Breukelen Paper: GO Brooklyn’s guide to touring Amsterdam like a New Yorker. Comment

Amsterdam is an art lover’s town

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension brought his axe — and his love of Rembrandt — to Amsterdam last week. Here’s his report. Comments (1)

Check out this old Dutch guy’s diary!

Art: He didn’t love Brooklyn — but, hey, it was 1679! Comments (3)

Arts and crafts for sale in Gowanus

Shopping: Monster bug sculptures? Made-to-order leather bags? Greeting cards created on an antique wood press while you wait? To-die-for quesadillas and hand-made chocolates? It’s all at the bi-weekly Makers Market at the American Can factory. Comment

Truck stop! Calexico boys finally open their Brooklyn restaurant

Dining: Manhattan will still have its burrito trucks, but Union Street gets the first sit-down Calexico. Comments (1)

Make way for the dancing Giglio later this month

Parenting: Slender−shouldered hipsters will soon rub elbows with sturdy−shouldered true believers at the Feast of the Giglio, an annual week−long religious celebration in Williamsburg. Comment

Bastille Day fun & games return to Smith Street

Parenting: The French have a saying for this time of year: “Let’s play Boule.” Comment

Jazz and produce

Parenting: There will be live jazz at the Park Slope Farmers Market, July 5. Comment

First annual Park Slope Fifth Avenue Art & Photo Walk

Brooklyn Paper: Move over Museum Row, Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue may give Manhattan’s cultural hub a run for its money — at least until Labor Day. Comment

5th Annual Afro−Punk Fest

Brooklyn Paper: This weekend, Brooklyn will celebrate the underground, DIY enthusiasm of Afro−punk culture, with everything from film to music to skating taking over downtown Brooklyn. Comment

All−out search for local heroes

Brooklyn Paper: Earlier this year, Park Slope resident Michelle Vey, a hair stylist in downtown Brooklyn and recent film director, embarked on a quest to find heroic people. Her heart had been stirred by a growing concern for environmental issues, but her work as a stylist provided her no foundation to explore these feelings. This conflict inspired her to go out and search for people who were making a difference in the community and the world at large. Comment

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