Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Event

Arg, mateys! A pirate festival is coming to Red Hook this Saturday

There will be lots of swashbuckling and “Shiver me timbers!” Comment.
Borough-wide

Local pol says Walmart developer is getting a discount

Opponents of Walmart’s move into Brooklyn are accusing the state of giving a developer a sweetheart deal when it renegotiated the sale of state land the big-box retailer is believed to be eying. Comment.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cinema

Start spreading the ‘Newsies’! Singalong on Friday at the Bell House

Calling all kings of New York. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Sen. Golden’s free summer concerts — a musical boon for parks

Bay Ridge boogied till the dusk stole the sun out of the sky — thanks to party band Head Over Heels, which played as part of a series of free outdoor concerts in Brooklyn parks with a wow-some waterfront show. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Woman found dead by Gravesend Bay

An unidentified woman’s remains were found stuffed in a shopping cart at the edge of Gravesend Bay on July 17. Comment.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Greenpoint

Bueller? Bueller? Classic coming-of-age story to unspool in McCarren Park

Don’t play hooky on the greatest hooky movie ever. Comment.
Williamsburg

What, me a hacker?! Target of international manhunt speaks!

A target of a global sting on an elusive group of computer hackers this week said he has no idea why feds banged down the door of his former apartment in Bushwick as part of coordinated international manhunt on Tuesday. Comment.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Marty’s marriage marathon! Beep to open up Borough Hall for gay nups on Sunday

Get on board Marty’s Marriage Train! Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Foxy set free — plans to sue DA Hynes for malicious prosecution

A judge dismissed criminal charges against Foxy Brown on July 12, but the raunchy rap star plans to come back to court again — to file a lawsuit against District Attorney Charles Hynes. Comments (1).
Coney Island

The freakiest, geekiest circus folks around!

The Coney Island Talent Show returns to the Boardwalk this month. Comment.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sheepshead Bay

Weprin woes: Brooklyn’s not behind Queens congressional hopeful

Some voters in Southern Brooklyn are concerned that Queens-born and bred Assemblyman David Weprin — the Democratic machine’s candidate to replace former Rep. Anthony Weiner — will do nothing for the borough if he’s elected to Congress in September. Comment.
Coney Island

Buns in the sun! Nudists dream of skinny-dipping in Coney Island

A group of skinny dippers wants to set aside a piece of Coney Island Beach so they can get a full-frontal tan, but the city says everyone needs to keep their shirt — and especially their pants — on. Comment.
Greenpoint

‘Looney Tunes’ this ain’t

Brooklyn’s biggest animation festival is no child’s play. Comment.
Music

Talking about that old-time tradition

The roots enthusiasts that make up the Union Street Preservation Society were born about 100 years too late. Comment.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Borough-wide

Perfetto gets community service in ‘attack’ on legal system

Former Bay Ridge District Leader Ralph Perfetto was slapped with 70 hours of community service for masquerading as a lawyer in 2008 after a judge agreed with a prosecutor’s assertion that the victimless crime was “an attack on the heart of the legal system.” Comment.
Windsor Terrace

Bard goes Brooklyn! Troupe sets ‘Merry Wives’ in Windsor … Terrace!

Brave New World Repertory’s new production adds more than just some much-needed “dese” and “dems” to the Bard’s classic comedy. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kruger sighting!

Embattled senator shows his face at Coney Island concert. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Old ‘Gold’: New Ridge deli goes back to Brooklyn’s roots

Bay Ridge has struck gold — in the form of homemade egg salad, potato-horseradish knishes, and giant pastrami sandwiches. Comments (2).

Monday, July 18, 2011

Coney Island

Oh what a gripe! Marty’s new concert home a concrete jungle

Many who attended opening night of Borough President Markowitz Summer Seaside Concert Series in Coney Island say Asser Levy Park is a better place to enjoy the show. Comment.
Greenpoint

Tinkerers come up short at hometown inventor convention

Brooklyn lost its shot at do-it-yourself domination. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Forget jurisprudence, let the evil bastard rot in hell

Res ipsa loquitur: the act speaks for itself. Comment.
Borough-wide

Eat this Marty: new Gravesend waterfront retail center won’t have a restaurant

The Beep won’t be getting a burger with his BJs! Comment.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Britisher’s View

Rot in hell, Betim Kaziu! 

America has made another example of an aspiring anarchist, and other extrmemists should take heed. Comment.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Big Screecher

Carmine’s hungry for Coney Island nostalgia — and meatballs!

My stomach has been rumbling louder than the Cyclone as it goes down the second hill since I started reminiscing about eating delicious meatball sandwiches at Coney Island after I saw that fantastic picture of myself working at the Ravenhall Pool in Sunday’s most popular web feature. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s questions sometimes don’t have answers

Sometimes, a question only requires a shrug of the shoulders. Comment.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Borough-wide

Food frenzy!

Borough President Markowitz really loves waterfront dining. Comment.
Borough-wide

Phantom bank robber hits Southern Brooklyn

Despite hitting 15 banks since December, 2010, bandit’s identity remains a mystery to police. Comment.

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