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Vendys schmendys! After snub, Bklyn food vendors keep on trucking

Next month’s Vendy Awards party has snubbed Brooklyn — but who needs those supposed street food know-it-alls to tell us where to get the best grub? Our hungry reporters hit the streets this week to compile our own “Vendy” award nominees — five street trucks that those Manhattanites should have invited to the ball. Comment

Thriller! Spike Lee honors the King of Pop again

Michael Jackson still reigns as the King of Pop. Comment

New Gypsy bar is the hole-in-the-wall you crave

Roaming bar-hoppers look no further — your new favorite hole in the wall is in Greenpoint. Comment

Tap into this new wine trend

Here’s a classy new twist to the keg party: kegged wine. Comment

Our columnist meets Mr. Wright — AJWright

By Michèle De Meglio Comment

UPDATE! Tonight’s canceled Kenny Vance show is rescheduled!

Music: It’ll now be on Aug. 30. Comments (1)

The Heights has the right spirits next week

Nightlife: What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than to bounce into four of Brooklyn Heights’s best bars and drink a special cocktail designed just for the occasion? Comment

The ‘Odessa’ file: Brighton Beach 2010 — livelier than ever

Nightlife: Coney Island, with its topsy-turvy amusements, sports bars and sideshow freaks, tends to grab the spotlight for nightlife in southern Brooklyn. But its neighbor to the east — Brighton Beach — is a sea of debauchery in its own right. Comment

A guacamole with some kick!

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Even the best guacamole is a bland, one-dimensional paste. Comment

The Abdi File: The 411 on Bravo’s art show winner

Who the hell is Abdi Farah and why does he have an exhibition at the internationally renowned and widely loved Brooklyn Museum? Comment

Walks of art! Check out Bklyn’s best public art this summer

Brooklyn’s art scene doesn’t leave much to desired, thanks to dozens of galleries that stretch from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. But why stay cooped up indoors when summer beckons you out into the sun (especially now that it’s a bit cooler) and there’s a mess of new public art all over the place? Comment

Work of schlock? Reality TV artist raises questions — about the Brooklyn Museum

An exhibit in the Brooklyn Museum showcasing the winner of a reality TV show is now open to the public — and contrary to many fears, the walls of the borough’s most-prestigious institution have not crumbled, though they have weakened. Comment

Park Slope’s newest music venue will ‘Rock’ you

Nightlife: Get ready to rock. Comment

The Heights has the right spirits next week

Nightlife: What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than to bounce into four of Brooklyn Heights’s best bars and drink a special cocktail designed just for the occasion? Comment

Thriller! Spike Lee honors the King of Pop again

Music: On Sunday, the filmmaker hosts his second annual “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” party. Comments (2)

New Gypsy bar is the hole-in-the-wall you crave

Nightlife: Roaming bar-hoppers look no further — your new favorite hole in the wall is in Greenpoint. Comment

Tap into this new wine trend

Dining: Here’s a classy new twist to the keg party: kegged wine. Comment

A vegan croissant? Say it ain’t so

Foodie-in-Chief: Plus the rest of this week’s smoky, gooey, thick and delicious restaurant gossip. Comments (1)
Art: Brooklyn’s art scene doesn’t leave much to desired, thanks to dozens of galleries that stretch from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. But why stay cooped up indoors when summer beckons you out into the sun (especially now that it’s a bit cooler) and there’s a mess of new public art all over the place? Comments (1)

Music legend Kenny Vance at Coney next week

Music: Kenny Vance still knows how to get them moving. Comment

‘Fare’ game! Downtown supermarket becomes Bklyn’s hottest restaurant

Dining: It’s like a private Food Network taping — with a tiny group of friends. Comment

‘Battle’ star! George Washington saved us all (so they say)

Event: Yes, it’s Battle Week again in Brooklyn. Comments (2)

‘Room’ service! Artist lets you stay in her teepee built from trash

Art: One of the strangest art spaces in Williamsburg is now available for overnight stays. Comments (2)

Staying in a garbage hut? Here’s where to eat

Art: One of the rules of Jill Sigman’s Hut Project is that guests cannot use the subway to leave the neighborhood. Comment

Coney’s subway station finally gets its ‘Star’

Shopping: Lola Star is transforming the Stillwell Avenue subway station in Coney Island into a sparkly pink paradise. Comment

BKLYN Yard is back (sort of) as nearby lot hosts music and food on Saturday

Music: BKLYN Yard and the Greenpoint Food Market may both be gone, but that’s not stopping Asobi Seksu and the market’s artisans from doing their thing. Comment

In his element: Alan Harding leads dinner at Carroll Gardens spa

Dining: Here’s a new approach to health and well-being: a fabulous meal. Comment

Lipton tease! Ethan’s new songs will make you laugh

Music: Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra (OK, there’s only three of them) offer up sardonic wit at Barbes. Comment
Event: Justin Israelson and Gary Jonas aren’t so great at homebrewing. Comment
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Getting in bed with a Bravo television series winner fills a small gallery, but leaves our critic a bit empty. Comments (7)

Drinking, old style, to help the Botanic Garden grow

Event: It was mallets aforethought at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as guests garbed in the styles of a century ago gathered to celebrate the oasis’ centennial. Comment

Here’s the beef! Brennan and Carr is simply the best

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Any self-respecting connoisseur of roast beef absolutely must make the pilgrimage to Sheepshead Bay and visit the Mecca of slow-cooked meat, Brennan and Carr. Comments (3)

No money? No problem at this ‘free’ store

Shopping: Around the corner from a large abandoned condo building in Bed-Stuy, business continues as unusual at the Brooklyn Free Store, where there are no walls, no attendants and no price tags. That’s right, everything is free. Comments (3)

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