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Friday, May 29, 2015

They love the nightlife: Restaurant, bar owners form advocacy group

Nightlife: Borough President Adams will chair a new alliance of restaurant and bar owners that aims to help eateries and nightlife venues obtain liquor licenses and building permits more easily and avoid spats with neighbors. Comments (18).

Tower play: Brooklyn Bridge Park, activists reach settlement on Pier 6 development

Bridge ‘Park’: Park honchos can move ahead with their plan to erect two more apartment towers in Brooklyn’s front yard — but the deal came with compromises. Comment.

‘Hoodlinked: Do-it-yourself Internet network reaches Ridge

Bay Ridge: A group of techies aiming to build a citywide, community-owned wifi network is making inroads into Bay Ridge. Comments (2).

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Film fests, zombies, Chaka Khan, and other great things to see and do in Brooklyn this week. Comment.

Go beyond the Fifth Ave. Fest in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: The big street fest is this Sunday, and our pals at have the inside scoop on where to go and what to see! Comment.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pardon this news block

I’m not John Wasserman! Sloper says Brooklyn Paper commentator is giving him a bad name

If you’ll excuse him, he isn’t the prolific commentator, but he has the same name — and that name is John Wasserman. Comments (22).

VIDEO: Wasserman reads Wasserman

Pardon him, but someone has to say this. Comments (3).

Walt-zing around! Dancer celebrates the Bard of Brooklyn

Dance: It is poetry in motion! Comments (1).

Open water: Beach season begins in Coney

Photo Galleries: Life’s a beach for Brooklynites. Comments (2).

Gestation sensation! A pregnancy-themed variety show in Gowanus

Nightlife: This show is all in the delivery. Comment.

What will they do when disaster strikes?

The Dad: This week, the Dad contemplates his daughter’s life without him. Comments (3).

It’s all coming together at The Brooklyn Paper!

Page 1: Look, we know just how you feel. The year hasn’t been going nearly as expected. Road blocks kept sprouting up. It seemed like you couldn’t get anything done — at least on time, anyway. But now, the days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer, and each morning that you wake up, it seems like you’ve finally turned the corner. Yup, things are coming together. So take a little breather, sit back, and enjoy the latest Brooklyn Paper. Oh, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

UPDATED: Vets call for reopening of Downtown monument

Photo Galleries: Borough President Adams has now pledged $1 million to help restore the Cadman Plaza World War II memorial. Comments (4).

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Promised Land

City insists it is still committed to finishing Bushwick Inlet Park

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city says it is working on getting the full 28 acres, but still won’t meet with activists and local pols, or offer an actual plan. Comments (11).

How we would build a bigger park

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city refuses to say how it will build a 28-acre park on the waterfront — so we have a few ideas of our own. Comments (4).

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Bored to cheers: Dick Zigun’s ‘Boredom’ no snoozer

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: If you want to be bored, we suggest watching paint dry. Comments (1).

Living on video: Bushwick filmmaker stars as himself in new flick

Cinema: Talk about a meta narrative. Comment.

Ditmas Park man dies in shooting outside bodega

Ditmas Park: Someone shot and killed a Ditmas Park man on Tuesday night outside a bodega blocks away from his home, police said. Comments (6).