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Friday, May 22, 2015

Oh, scrappy day! City brings composting pick-up to Greenpoint

Greenpoint: The city is expanding its fledgling food-waste recycling program to Greenpoint next month, offering curbside collection of table scraps and yard trimmings, which it will transform into plant food and, eventually, natural gas. Comments (6).

Where to drink boozy slushies this summer

Dining: They’re the hottest cold drink around! Comment.

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Editor’s Picks: Cats, fairs, dance, John Waters — it is all happening in Brooklyn. Comment.

Blaze of glory: FDNY ambulance crews battle it out in EMS competition

Downtown: They’re the best of New York’s Best. Comment.

It is NHL playoffs season in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com name the best bars to watch the Rangers take on Tampa. Comment.

Drone-trification!

Bay Ridge: Owl’s Head Park ‘bee hotel’ hopes to attract honied newcomers to neighborhood. Comments (2).

Bartoonist wets his whistle by the waterfront

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator visits the Hop Shop, a beer bar in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Liquor or not, here comes Barge Bar

Williamsburg: The owner of a new bar located on the shore of Transmitter Park says he’s going to open soon even though he doesn’t have a liquor licence. Comments (33).

Frame job: Brooklyn Museum names new director

Art: Anne Pasternak, who is currently the president and artistic director of public arts organization Creative Time, will take over from Arnold Lehman in September. Comment.

Rock, out: Top outdoor concerts in Brooklyn this summer

Music: Punk, jazz, hip-hop, country, dance music — it’s all here. Comments (1).

Circus show will bring the heat with fire-breathing performance

Event: This circus won’t be in tents — but it will be intense. Comment.

Vikings invade Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge: Owl’s Head Park hosted the 15th-annual Viking Fest on May 16. Comment.

Steph heeds the advice of her astrologer. Wait. Steph has an astrologer?

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom remembers that she shouldn’t panic. Comments (1).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A view to a hill: Parks to clear Shore Road slope

Bay Ridge: The Parks Department wants to remove a bunch of overgrown, invasive plants along Shore Road between Third Avenue and 95th Street so folks on the promenade can have a better view of the harbor. Comments (8).

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UPDATED: LICH developer reveals plans for towers in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill: Now with new and improved renderings. Comments (44).

Giggly world: Comedians pay tribute to Devo

Music: Five comedians, an author, and a member of Devo walk into a bar… Comments (1).

Knife on Mars: Artists need your help improving space food

Weird Art: Two artists have built a test kitchen in a Williamsburg gallery, where you can create food for an expedition to Mars. Comment.

Two murders in two days in Williamsburg, Bushwick

Bushwick: A pair of bloody murders rocked Williamsburg and Bushwick on Monday and Tuesday. Comments (9).

It is Green Science Week at PS 110 in Greenpoint!

Greenpoint: Children at PS 110 in Greenpoint are giggling, screaming, and gasping their way through Green Science Week. Comment.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

State neglecting seniors at Park Slope old-folks home: pols

Park Slope: The Department of Health must provide money to pay for a temporary caretaker to run the embattled Prospect Park Residence, says a group of pols and activists. Comments (2).

Protecting their turf: Residents rally in fake park

Brooklyn Is Angry: More than 300 Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents brought soccer balls, lawn chairs, and sidewalk chalk to a glass-strewn street on Saturday morning in an attempt to push the city to make good on its decade-old promise to turn the waterfront storage facility lot into parkland. Comments (6).

Writers pen erotic additions to ‘Moby-Dick’

Books: Call me, Ishmael. Comments (2).

Joke and dagger! Comedians to perform ‘Clue’ live

Cinema: This is a different kind of murder mystery party. Comment.

Fleeced! Zoo gives sheep their summer haircut

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow! Comment.

Hundreds gather for challah lesson from master baker

Park Slope: Talk about challah-back girls! Comments (2).