Brooklyn Courier

Friday, April 18, 2014

Prospect Heights

A Swoon song: Famed street artist builds giant tree inside Brooklyn Museum

The museum’s rotunda has been transformed into a fanciful landscape. Comment.
Williamsburg

Screw job! Contractor bolts traffic signs to trees in W’burg

A city contractor, apparently short on time or signposts, screwed metal “No Parking” signs to trees along Meserole Street in Williamsburg, angering neighbors and injuring the trees. Comment.
Greenpoint

Couple found dead in Greenpoint hot tub

The pair had been drinking, according to reports, which can be a risky proposition, experts say. Comments (1).

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Boerum Hill

Robopera: Boerum Hill opera combines androids and arias

Bow down to your new robot opera-lords. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Ai Wei-where? Ai Weiwei’s art is coming to Brooklyn — but he is not

The artist is not present. Comment.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prospect Heights

American idled! Reporter auditions to sing national anthem at Barclays

Any reporter worth her keyboard is willing to make a fool out of herself on video. Comment.
Fort Greene

Knife-point robbery yields big blade

Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Guy named Noodles ruins b-ball game with pole attack

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
Cobble Hill

Cut it out: Weird collection of collages coming to Cobble Hill gallery

This art show works on paper. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Thief swipes straphanger’s cellphone

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.
Greenpoint

Early morning cab robbery turns foot chase

Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Downtown

Flashback! Fireworks to return to East River this July 4th

Macy’s is finally doing the right thing. Comments (1).
Windsor Terrace

Church in state! Bishop Ford to close after 52 years

Bishop Ford High School, a 52-year-old Windsor Terrace Catholic academy, announced on April 14 that it will close its doors at the end of the school year in June, due to declining enrollment and income. Comments (1).
Gowanus

Folk talking: A glossary of Americana words and expressions

Blend in at the Brooklyn Folk Festival with this guide to old-timey lingo. Comment.

Monday, April 14, 2014

DUMBO

Carol Grimaldi passes away at 75

We remember the legendary pizzaiolo. Comment.
DUMBO

A chilling read: Quirky P’Heights ice cream parlor releases cookbook

Get the inside scoop on Ample Hills Creamery’s madcap flavors. Comment.
Greenpoint

NYC etiquette master talks being on your best Brooklyn behavior

Manners-minded artist Nathan Pyle on borough driving habits and nagivating the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Williamsburg

Intox-egg-ated: Grand Street hosts boozy Easter egg hunt for adults

Why should kids have all the fun? Comment.
Gowanus

‘Biased’ in Brooklyn: Comedian W. Kamau Bell hits the Bell House

The political funny man talks life after “Totally Biased.” Comment.
Prospect Heights

Tuvan and groovin’: Trio puts modern spin on traditional throat singing

Alash Ensemble is more than just a pretty voice. Comment.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Williamsburg

Caravan of carnage: W’burg play offers bloody, trippy take on the Donner Party

See the story of the ill-fated American pioneers live — and dead — on stage. Comment.
Downtown

Fallas penetrates Downtown market

This Fulton Mall department store’s new handle really sticks out. Comment.
Bushwick

Open season at Bushwick sculpture garden

An arts group is accepting work from sculptors to place in a community garden, no questions asked. Comment.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Williamsburg

Arts and cats! Greenpoint cat ladies gather for craft night

“Put a cat on it” is the mantra of an insurgent do-it-yourself movement, a queen of the craftswomen argues. Comment.
Fort Greene

Crook hauls off man’s U-Haul contents

Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Cops: Suspect stole $200 from woman

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Teens rough up another teen for cell and watch

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Atlantic Yards

Green roof to help noise-proof Barclays Center

It looks inviting sure, but no one will be allowed to play or hang out on the arena’s planned emerald ceiling. Comment.
Fort Greene

Ballet meets bluegrass: Old-time band collaborates with famed choreographer at BAM

The Brooklyn Academy of Music will play host to the debut performance of a Twyla Tharp dance piece, set to live music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Comment.

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