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Monday, June 25, 2012

It’s a congressional smackdown! Who will you choose — Jeffries or Barron?

Before you go out to vote tomorrow, make sure you check out our handy guide on the race between Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilman Charles Barron. Comments (9).

New Prospect Park traffic lights give cyclists the green light

Mean Streets: The city is giving Prospect Park cyclists the green light — literally. Comments (50).

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Carmine’s back, and he doesn’t believe the interweb!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine flashes back to his favorite episodes — because the interweb lied to him! Comments (10).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fourth avenue event space takes heat for restaurant plans

Gowanus: A private party space accused by neighbors of bringing unreasonable noise, triple-parked cars, and unsavory characters to Fourth Avenue may open as a bar and restaurant — and critical locals are already giving the plan bad reviews. Comments (9).

DeKalb Market gets the boot to make room for City Point mega-development

Changing Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s shipping container bazaar must move to make way a long-planned skyscraper — months before the leases of many of its artisans and eateries expire. Comments (10).

Pun out and play

Punderdome 3000 makes geeky wordplay cool again, giving pun masters a chance to prove themselves before a crowd. Comments (3).

The bartoonist reviews Williamsburg’s newest waterfront watering hole

Bar Scrawl: This week, Bill Roundy finds cocktails and fans at the new bar Donna Comment.

It’s going to be a sweet weekend on the subway

Weekend Watch: It’s going to be another beautiful weekend on the rails — giving you every reason to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Popped water balloons are a tot lot choking hazard, parents claim

Windsor Terrace: Big kids with water balloons have turned a Prospect Park tot lot into a choking hazard for toddlers, say concerned Brooklyn parents. Comments (14).

City no longer hitting brakes on Slope bike lanes stalled by PPW controversy

Mean Streets: The city is rolling out a pair of new Park Slope bike lanes after hitting the brakes on the paths last year amid the controversy over the Prospect Park West cycling route. Comments (67).

CB10 votes for calmer cars

Bay Ridge: The board voted to reduce accidents along the commercial corridor after rejecting a similar city proposal twice in the past year. Comments (13).

Clones lineup comes alive!

The Ride: The Cyclones win three straight as they pound the hated Staten Island Yankees 7–2 on the Rock. Comment.

Goose advocates try to stop exterminations with documentation

Williamsburg: David Karopkin and his crew are actually happy when they see goose poop in the morning in East River State Park — it’s a sign the football-shaped waterfowl have survived another day. Comments (26).

Thinking inside the box: cutting-edge photo exhibit brings shipping containers back to DUMBO

DUMBO: With gallery space tight, the post-apocalyptic photo festival provides a glimpse of a not too distant future. Comments (1).

Life’s lessons — from a dog

Fearless Parenting: This week, the family welcomes a new dog — and all that comes with it. Comments (1).

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Let there be stoplight! Williamsburgers get traffic signal after 22-year wait

Mean Streets: Talk about a long wait for a stoplight. Comments (26).

Ridge residents: Prince Hotel is a royal pain

Brooklyn Is Angry: Residents of 93rd Street are calling on the city to shutter a controversial hotel that they say is a hotbed of crime — but the building’s 83-year-old owner says nothing illegal is going on at his spotless neighborhood inn. Comments (3).

Cyclones do it again

The Ride: Superb pitching carries the Cyclones to victory over the hated Staten Island Yankees. Comment.

Meet the new kids on the mic

Three baby-faced college students will by calling Cyclones games as they try to fill the late, great Warner Fusselle’s shoes. Here’s a preview on what you’ll be hearing from the catbird seat this summer. Comments (1).

Cha Cha’s amusement park held back by red tape

Link: A Coney Island carny booted from the Boardwalk in favor of more upscale businesses says his trumpeted comeback to the People’s Playground has been stalled — thanks to bureaucratic red tape. Comment.

Fact to fiction — financial reporter writes Wall Street thriller

Books: After 25-years of hard facts, a little fiction goes a long way. Comment.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Toll Brothers chosen to develop hotel at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Toll Brothers, the country’s largest developer of luxury homes, will construct a $295-million hotel and condominium complex at the foot of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Mayor Bloomberg announced on Tuesday. Comments (14).

Boro’s newest elected starts Albany career with law to ban gay marriage

Newly elected state Sen. David Storobin has a message for his gay constituents: you shouldn’t be allowed to marry each other. Comments (14).

Move over Nancy Drew, Park Slope’s kid detective is on the case

Park Slope: A bird-brained bandit stole a metal sculpture of a heron from a Park Slope family’s garden — and now there’s a 7-year-old sleuth trying to crack the case with the help of her mom. Comments (3).

Surf and turf: Red Hook crab shack and minigolf course putts it all on the table

Dining: A rustic new crab shack in Red Hook is serving up mini-golf alongside buckets of fresh fare — and seafood loving Brooklynites are already shelling it out for the new summertime destination. Comments (13).

Cyclones topple hated Yanks in opening day win

The Ride: Coach Rich Donnelly should be proud — his team of teens played some good clean baseball. The Yankees, however, did not. Comment.

Ruby’s changes sign, Coney faithful mourn

Call it a sign of the times. Comments (5).

We will never eradicate bed bugs, so we must change our perspective, author says

Books: A Park Slope bed bug expert is sleeping tight without letting them bite — but the rest of us might not be so lucky. Comments (9).

Hot dogs! Coney canines in costume contest

Link: Costumed creatures took over the Coney Island Boardwalk at the second annual Pet Day on June 16, dressing in their best and wackiest outfits — and yes, we’ve got a slideshow of all of the adorable action. Comment.

Monday, June 18, 2012

City won’t promise to finish two long-stalled North Brooklyn parks

Meadows of Shame: The Bloomberg administration can’t afford to build two long-promised parks in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, city officials said. Comments (4).

Green point in Greenpoint! McGolrick Park gets farmers market

Dining: Lazy Sundays are becoming grazing Sundays in Greenpoint thanks to a new farmer’s market at McGolrick Park. Comments (6).

Baby hitters club: Youthful ‘Clones prepare for new season

The Ride: The boys of summer are back — and this year, they really are just boys. Comment.

Barclays bar fray: Neighbors angry about Jay-Z bar’s late last call

Atlantic Yards: Rap mogul Jay-Z will open a sprawling, high-end sports bar inside the Barclays Center — but neighbors have 99 problems with a plan to serve booze until 2 am at the posh lounge. Comments (19).

Cake topper: Park Slope pastry chef wins big in frosting art contest

Dining: This Park Slope pastry chef takes the cake. Comments (1).

Friday, June 15, 2012

Van dance! Art collective seeks cash to buy groove-mobile

Dance: If you want to be in on the summer’s biggest dance craze, you’ll need to trust a bunch of bizarre-looking strangers and get in their van. Comments (9).

Monday, June 20, 2011

Thieves take off with G train rider’s phone

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

God’s country? Red Hook street gets heavenly name

Red Hook: Are seven dead 9-11 firefighters in heaven? The city says, “Yes.” Atheists say, “Whoa, nelly!” Comments (47).

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