Brooklyn Courier

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Williamsburg

Wrap your skull around this Mexican halloween tradition

Learn to make authentic sugar skulls at Huitzilli to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Comment.
Greenpoint

Art collective recreates the sights — and smells — of old Greenpoint

The Brooklyn Diggers art collective will deploy scent boxes to really bring you back to 1861 as part of a tribute to the ironclad ship, the Monitor, which was constructed in the neighborhood 150 years ago. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Dance on a grave! Revisit the history of Green-Wood Cemetery through dance

In “Dancing Through the Light,” dancers perform among the graves and headstones. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

Op-Ed

Don’t trash talk our BIDs!

Gowanus

Julie Klausner is going to have a great ‘Week’ at the Bell House

The comedienne behind the fun podcast, “How Was Your Week,” will tape the show live on Oct. 20. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Money lifted in lift

A delivery man is robbed in a Homecrest building, plus a host of other crimes in Midwood and along Avenue U and Kings Highway. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Micro Museum is a giant at 25 years

The tiny museum with a big personality hailed its silver success with an anniversary party on Smith Street. Comment.
Cobble Hill

A killer mashup! It’s ‘Gossip Girl’ — but with blood, guts and heavy weaponry

Cecily von Ziegesar is coming to BookCourt with a novel — and this time, her “Gossip Girl” characters are real killers. Comment.
Cobble Hill

Man, Blair Waldorf is mad! An excerpt from the new ‘Gossip Girl’

Blair turned to the 12-year-old. “Hello, little blond girl I’ve never seen before. Can you help me with something?” The girl’s blue eyes lit up. “Really?” Clutching the ice pick, Blair led her into the kitchen. “I was just thinking,” she said, slowing down to wrap one arm around the girl’s shoulders. “How much I’d like to watch you” — she turned and rammed the ice pick into the girl’s chest, splattering the white tile of the kitchen island with droplets of red blood — “die.” Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Residents: Verizon poles an unwanted eyesore

East 16th Street residents say Verizon is giving them the shaft — literally — by planting unwanted utility poles on the block’s wireless street instead of placing their wires in backyards where they belong. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Former graffiti vandals celebrated as artists at Downtown hotel

These guys went from being the scourge of the subways to the toast of the art world. Comment.
Park Slope

Occupy Brooklyn? Anti-greed movement coming to boro this Saturday

The free-spirited protest movement that’s “occupying” Wall Street is finally coming to Brooklyn — and the borough’s top elected official is already fueling up the bandwagon. Comment.
Fort Greene

Colson Whitehead’s new novel explores the city — after the apocalypse

And Fort Greene’s top (male) writer will read and release it at Greenlight Bookstore on Oct. 19. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Red Hook

Get food for the mind — and belly — at the Red Hook Film Fest

The Tribeca Film Festival may be star-studded, but the Red Hook Film Festival’s got free key lime pie. Comment.
Williamsburg

Fright ‘Night’! New theater company’s first show is a blood-filled slasher

Better get your poncho in the lobby, this one could get messy. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

Park Slope

Congregation Beth Elohim has the coolest sukkah in town

Jealous? You know you are. Comment.
BoroBeat

Yessss! Hundreds compete to be Nets announcer

Many tried out, but few were chosen for next week’s finals in hopes of being the voice of the Brooklyn Nets. Comment.
Park Slope

Fleisher’s, a real butcher shop, opens in Park Slope

Finally, a butcher shop where they do some actual butchering! Comment.

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