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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pink flowers, blue hair

Famous for its beautiful display of cherry blossoms, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri is now a popular gathering for costumed anime fans. Comment.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Gender rollers!

Cinema: It takes a real man to hit like a girl. Comments (1).

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Carmine’s conundrum: Why are there only 60 minutes in a cocktail hour?

Sunday Screech: This week, the Big Screecher skips the chit-chat and heads straight for the carving table! Comments (7).

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Score! Silent films paired with live music at Pavilion

Cinema: Who needs Dolby digital? Comment.

Van Gogh’s bromance

Theater: A new rock musical will leave you with a good “post impression.” Comments (1).

Friday, April 19, 2013

Here are some awesome things Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe told us

Books: Knicks legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe had a storied career — and a life worth telling. Comment.

It's Playoff time!

For the Nets to win, Kris Humphries must show up — literally

Front Court: Brooklynites are spoiled — one year and already a playoff berth. Comment.

Guards must be on top of their game to beat the Bulls

Back Court: Four times the Brooklyn Nets and the Chicago Bulls have faced off this season. Three times the Nets have walked away losers. Comment.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We were right! Paul McCartney to play Barclays Center

Awesome: We had the guts to make the call, and we were right — Paul McCartney will play two-nights at the Barclays Center in June. Comments (5).

Beep’s Childs play: Old Coney relic will become new amphitheater

Borough President Markowitz revealed his new dream for a Coney Island amphitheater at his final state of the borough address, bringing new life to the legendary Childs Restaurant and giving a permanent home to his long-running Seaside Summer Concert series. Comments (1).

Arch angels: China has a gift for Sunset Park

Sunset Park: Meet Sunset Park’s newest Chinese immigrant. Comments (14).

Triumph and tragedy for Brooklyn runner in Boston

Prospect Park Alliance spokesman and dedicated Brooklyn runner Paul Nelson set his personal racing record at the Boston Marathon — less than an hour before bombs exploded at the finish line, separating him from his wife who remained on the course. Comments (35).

Dad’s daughter is going to his alma mater, or is she?

The Dad: It is done. My daughter will be going to college next year — and not just any college. She’ll be attending the very same institution of higher education I attended oh, so many, years ago. Comment.

Insane in the frame

Art: Just because they’re picture books don’t mean you can’t read them out loud. Comment.

Hot, steamy action

Page 1: Admit it, you’ve wanted to click on a link like that for your entire adult life, but never had the guts to actually do it. So do it now, because this time you won’t wind up on some grimy site with pop-up ads, invasive cookies, and a URL that would make your creepy uncle make that creepy smile that used to creep you out. That creep. No, this time, you can click that link and get something completely different: the juiciest, hottest community news. We’ll tell you what’s going on behind closed doors, undercover, and even in plain sight — because we always keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Toilet seat lifted: Thief does something nasty in W’burg bar bathroom

Williamsburg: You don’t want to take this sitting down. Comments (18).

You won’t find another deal this good on a pre-owned Eldorado!

In the market for a sleek, pre-owned car with great gas mileage that a little old lady used to drive back and forth to bump into people? Comment.

Sinkhole street still a wreck 10 months later

Bay Ridge: Ten months later, the sinkhole is filled, but life nearby is still the pits. Comments (3).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Brooklyn runners react to Boston Marathon tragedy

Brooklyn runners were shocked and saddened by the bombings that rocked their sport at its most prestigious event yesterday. Comments (2).

Training wheels: Cyclists educate newbies before bike-share’s launch

Mean Streets: The city’s much-hyped bike-sharing program is coming — and cycling activists are on a quest to make sure the sight of a blue cruiser does not instill panic into the hearts of borough riders. Comments (32).

Goodbye, Good Food: Classic Italian grocery to close, bank to open

Dining: Say ciao to the fresh mozzarella, veal cutlets, and homemade roast beef. Comments (11).

Monday, April 15, 2013

Vacants go verdant: Empty Bushwick lots will become parks

Bushwick: Someone’s putting the bush back in Bushwick. Comments (25).

Chess Kings: Boro students win big in national contests

They don’t call it the game of Kings for nothing. Two teams of Brooklyn youngsters have brought national honors to Kings County — one restoring former glory, and another achieving greatness for the very first time. Comments (2).

Friday, April 12, 2013

Golden hungry for answers — but could get Eaton!

Bay Ridge: State Sen. Marty Golden is demanding the outing of a shadowy unnamed figure in the Smith-Halloran scandal — who could very well be his old ally, Brooklyn Republican Party chairman Craig Eaton! Comments (3).

Marty’s last stand-up: Beep goes comedic in final state of the boro speech

Politics: Look out Jimmy Kimmel — Borough President Markowitz is coming for your job. Comments (14).

All aboard! G train gaining more riders than any line citywide

The G train is on a roll, with its surging ridership growing faster than any other line citywide. Comments (28).

Sitting pretty! Pedestrian plazas with chairs, benches, planters coming to W’burg

Williamsburg: Pedestrians and bicyclists scored big in Williamsburg this week as two street plazas and a bounty of bike parking spaces won approval from Community Board 1. Comments (38).

Little League season begins with boro’s most adorable parade

Park Slope: Play ball! Comment.