Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Borough-wide

Espresso with that hot dog?

A new ice cream parlor that just opened on the Coney Island Boardwalk could be the first phase of an Italian invasion that would transform the People’s Playground’s honky-tonk waterfront into a haven for espresso-loving brunchers — which is exactly how the guy who controls the area wants it. Comment.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Park Slope

He’s the man! Dan Zanes plays Celebrate Brooklyn on July 16

Leave the stroller at home and dance at this kid-friendly concert. Comment.
Borough-wide

GOP gives Turner second shot at Weiner’s seat

The GOP has named Bob Turner — who lost to Anthony Weiner in 2010 when he battled the Midwood Mouth for his seat in Congress — as its sacrificial lamb in the upcoming special election to replace the randy rep. Comment.

Monday, July 11, 2011

War-Mart

Wal-money! Big-box donates millions to city jobs program as part of PR blitz

The retail giant is putting its money where its mouth is as it reportedly eyes its first foray into Brooklyn. Comment.
War-Mart

Wal-money! Big-box donates millions to city jobs program as part of PR blitz

The retail giant is putting its money where its mouth is as it reportedly eyes its first foray into Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Nautical and nice! Waterfront fun coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Red Hook’s Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge moves up river this month. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

You gotta have faith

“Romeo and Juliet” gets a religious twist in this Brooklyn Heights show. Comment.

Friday, July 8, 2011

It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s the life of the party — as usual

Our columnists tells it how it is in Afghanistan. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Sex dungeon master is set free after victim refuses to testify

And more in this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Nightlife

Just dance! Here’s where you can shake it in Brooklyn this summer

From outdoor dance parties to rooftop james, we’ve got you covered for a sweaty good time. Comment.
Borough-wide

Good migrations! Immigrants own a majority of Brooklyn’s independent businesses

You don’t need the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to tell you about the joys of a good kimchi stew or a plate of curry goat, but a new report has found that immigrant-owned businesses just may be the beating heart of the borough’s economy, too. Comment.
Features

Marty Golden and the gay marriage vote

Last month, New York made history when it voted for gay marriage — and Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) made history for being Brooklyn’s only state senator to vote against it. To help recognize just how momentous this occasion is, we invited two supporters of the marriage equality legislation to react to Golden’s stance (we also reached out to Golden several times to defend his position and did not receive a response).
Flatbush

Meet your new top cop!

The 70th Precinct has a new deputy inspector. Comment.
Weekend Watch

You’ll miss the G spot this weekend

The trains pretty much follow last weekend’s schedule — not that that’s a good thing. Read on for all the news that affects your plans. (Saturday, July 8 at 12:01 am to Monday, July 11 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Land squabble settles out of court

The biggest little land squabble in Midwood’s history is over. Comment.
Greenpoint

Here are your kickball all-stars!

John Cougar Mellencamps sending six to the league’s sixth annual all-star game this Saturday. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Room to walk on E. 29th Street

The sidewalk surrounding an abandoned construction site is finally coming back. Comment.
BoroBeat

CB14 holds farewell party for Doris Ortiz

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Comment.
DUMBO

A morality tale, set in DUMBO

JG Thirwell’s new comic book takes a hare-y look at the artsy neighborhood. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

‘Same-VEX’ marriage for bishop

New York’s marriage equality triumph should indicate that we’ve come a long way, but not even the law can budge some indoctrinated homophobes. Comment.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Borough-wide

Straight arrow: Bishop bans pols over gay marriage vote

The Diocese of Brooklyn banned state officials who voted for same-sex marriage from honoring students or even appearing at Catholic schools and parishes as punishment for their role in destructing “the single most important institution in human history.” Comment.
Event

Vive la France on Bastille Day on Smith

The annual celebration of liberte, egalite and Lillet is on Sunday, July 10. Comment.
Bergen Beach

Bergen Beach bias crime ends with order of protection

A crazed hate crime on E. 70th Street in Bergen Beach has become a chicken-and egg-scenario: everyone’s sure the bias attack took place, but no one knows who hit whom first. Comment.
24/7

Chew on this! Salty Road draws raves for its artisinal taffy

Yep, salt water taffy is cool now. Comment.
24/7

A halibut for summer

The chef at iCi in Fort Greene gives us a seasonal fish bounty. Comment.
Park Slope

This show is on the run

“Endure” takes you through Prospect Park, trailing a marathoner. Don’t worry, it only covers three miles. Comment.
DUMBO

Q-Tip headlines hip-hop fest

The influential leader headlines the DUMBO extravaganza this weekend. Comment.
Coney Island

School’s in at IS 303

The state Education Department says a charter school can move into the West Avenue school house. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Grandma Jenny really loved her ‘stories’

The same can’t be said of viewers today, though. Comment.
BoroBeat

Model elders sparkle on the runway

Fugghedabout Bryant Park — Caton Park Nursing Home is the new kid on the style runway. Comment.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dining

This week’s tasty — but less filling! — food gossip

Clinton Hill’s got soul, Williamsburg wins Smith, and a top pit master goes up in smoke in this post-holiday serving of saucy gossip. Comment.
Park Slope

Our Celebrate Brooklyn pick of the week: Los Lobos

This band still has it after more than 30 years on the Chicano rock scene. Comments (1).
Flatlands

Four-hour booze-fueled hostage standoff ends in arrests

Two ex-cons are facing more than 20 years in jail apiece for their botched Flatlands robbery. Comment.
Bay Ridge

This stinks! City finishes Owls Head upgrades, but odors not gone for good

Don’t throw away those nose plugs just yet. Comment.
Coney Island

Marty loves rock ‘n’ roll!

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts kick off the Beep’s free summer concert series on July 14. Comment.
Coney Island

Swim at your own risk!

New report says Southern Brooklyn beaches are ridden with bacteria. Comment.
Canarsie

Rock out at Rock Beach this summer

A hipster concert series is coming to Floyd Bennett Field. You read that right. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn shows its true colors on the Fourth

Bay Ridge comes together to help celebrate Uncle Sam’s 235th birthday. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney hospital strike stall

Disgruntled Coney Island Hospital doctors who threatened to strike aren’t ready to hit the picket lines just yet. Comment.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Coney Island

Chestnut wins again! But so does Kobayashi

Chestnut eats 62 hot dogs and buns in Coney to win for the fifth straight year. But Kobayashi eats 69 HDBs at the same time, miles away. Yes, the world of hot dog eating is thrown into disarray. And once again, The Brooklyn Paper is there to make sense of it all for you. Comment.
Cyclones

Stewart homers, but Cyclones still lose 3-2

The hated Staten Island Yankees take advantage of a Cyclones error, leaving our Coney Island kids facing another defeat. Comment.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Big Screecher

Carmine goes ga-ga over the Mermaid Parade

Coney Island’s making a comeback, and Carmine (above, in his younger days) is eating his way through it! Comment.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Coney Island

The Parachute Ride goes black — wasting the city’s spruce-up effort

Call it The Dark Tower of Brooklyn. Comment.
BoroBeat

Outgoing top cop welcomes new cop

Flatbush and Midwood got its first peek at its new top cop on Wednesday — and said goodbye to an old friend. Comment.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cyclones

Cyclones whiff the night away in 1-0 loss

The Cyclones blew into MCU Park with the wind at their backs, but left the field winded. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ladybug Transistor is back

That quirky Ditmas Park-obsessed New Wave band is back at the Knitting Factory on July 6. Comment.
Downtown

Party at Marty’s! Markowitz vows to open up Borough Hall for same-sex marriages

He’s hosting an LGBT gay marriage expo to boot! Comment.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

BoroBeat

CB17 variety concert kicks off summer at Paerdegat Park

It got the whole family dancing. Comment.

Monday, June 27, 2011

BoroBeat

Brooklyn’s 2011 grads are in a class of their own!

Put the books away and let the celebrations begin. Comment.
Mean Streets

Hey, Brooklyn — learn to drive!

Cops have written more than 121,000 moving violations so far this year — more than any other borough. Comment.

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