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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cirque de macabre

Nightlife: Fans of Edward Gorey’s art should check out this unique presentation of the Lost Circus. Comments (19).

LICH protesters block traffic, get arrested

Ten people were arrested during a “funeral march” over the Brooklyn Bridge for Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital on Wednesday evening after they stopped traffic on the Manhattan side near City Hall. Comments (3).

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Untitled artists

Art: The revolution will be anonymous — and funny, too. Comment.

In Williamsburg, weekends spent ‘camping’ on rooftops (with a fake campfire)

Williamsburg: Who needs the Catskills when you can camp out under the stars on a Brooklyn rowhouse? Comments (30).

Cartoon characters

Cinema: Beavis and Butt-head meet Felix the Cat at this upcoming animation festival. Comments (1).

Friday, July 19, 2013

It’s the Bartoonist — on ice!

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator goes on a frozen drinks adventure. Comments (1).

Greenmarket sprouts at the Barclays Center

Event: A new weekly greenmarket hosted by the Barclays Center launched Wednesday on the Flatbush Avenue side of the 18,000-seat arena between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street. Comments (32).

Video game rock stars

Music: Bet you’ve never heard a sick Gameboy solo. Comment.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

One to Watch: Will iconic Watchtower sign go the way of the dodo?

Changing Brooklyn: Will the famous “Watchtower” sign that has welcomed Brooklynites home from more than 40 years come down? Well, some Brooklynites want it to stay put. Comments (41).

Girl power!

Nightlife: It’s scary, it’s sporty, and it’s posh — it’s a Spice Girls singalong. Comment.

Hotel Le Bleu is on the block for $12 million

Park Slope: Park Slope’s posh Hotel Le Bleu has hit the real estate market. Comments (2).

Smith Street eatery Saul is moving to Brooklyn Museum

Dining: Saul, the renowned Smith Street restaurant, served its last meal Sunday before shutting its Boerum Hill location for a move into the Brooklyn Museum later this year. Comments (13).

Stay cool with The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Studies show the best way to stay cool during this heatwave is to sit back on a blow-up float in McCarren Park pool and read the broadsheet version of The Brooklyn Paper, which can also be used as a sail that will take you from point A to point B. The cool breeze off Lorimer Street, combined with the sensation you get while taking in the most important news of the day, will allow you to forget your troubles and, of course, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

Comedy troupe raises cash to make TV series

Plenty of young Brooklynites call themselves budding filmmakers, but a group of borough-based comedians are actually working to make their dreams a reality by raising more than $85,000 to cover the costs of producing their own independent television series. Comments (1).

Lessons learned on a tour of Europe

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie travels to Europe, and lets her kids drink Coke and eat burgers. Comment.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Phase two in Food Co-op’s war on plastic begins

Park Slope: First they came for the plastic bags. Now they are coming for the other plastic bags. Comments (17).

LINK: Ridge luncheonette’s iconic neon sign comes down

Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the latest on Hinsch’s famous candy and soda sign. Click here to read all about it! Comment.

Zombtrees spread fear through Brooklyn

Bay Ridge: If the city doesn’t take care if its dead-tree problem, then the dead trees are going to take care us. Comments (4).

Viva la France! French nationals bring some je ne sais quoi to Williamburg

Awesome: Break out the berets and the Godard movies, because a new French language school and cultural center in Williamsburg is planning to bring a little more branché to the borough Comments (6).

Phenoms get better with time — and practice

Fast & Furious: Writing has always come easy to me. Comment.

Cyclones notes: This week’s ups and downs

Ups & Downs: Check out this the latest Cyclones trivia. Comment.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

DA challenge: Thompson says George will seal Hynes victory

Politics: One of the two candidates battling to replace District Attorney Charles Hynes is demanding his empty-pocketed opponent drop out of the race because he doesn’t have enough money to win. Comments (9).

Smith Street goes red, white — and bleu — for Bastille Day

Boerum Hill: Thousands of French ex-pats and just as many local Francophiles turned out for the annual street fair celebrating French independence. Comment.

G-whiz! Small train improvements on the way

Save the G: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority finished its review of the G train and agreed to make many changes, but it still needs money to increase service. Comments (19).

LICH update: Advocates say ambulance ban puts lives in danger

Cobble Hill: The state’s ban on ambulances dropping off patients at Long Island College Hospital’s Cobble Hill emergency room could lead to the unnecessary death of residents who now have to be rushed extra miles for urgent care, hospital advocates claim. Comments (1).

Clones earn day off with win

The Ride: Cyclones win! Cyclones win! The Cyclones have won the game. Comments (1).

Monday, July 15, 2013

Residents: Teen vandals set fire, threaten people and dogs in McGolrick Park

Meadows of Shame: A gang of marauding teenagers is terrorizing McGolrick Park in Greenpoint, breaking park benches, setting fire to the maintenance building — and threatening local puppies with death, neighbors say. Comments (42).

Kids get special day in Luna Park

Children of deceased police officers were treated to an annual day of fun in the People’s Playground on July 9. Comment.

Stroll lotta love! Third Avenue prepares for second year of pedestrian plaza

Awesome: Third Avenue’s Summer Stroll is back this year, and amped up in every way. Comments (1).

It is getting ugly: Cyclones lose again

The Ride: The Cyclones scored the first four runs of the game, but watched as the Tigers score six in a row to steal the second game of a three-game-set from Brooklyn on Sunday. Comments (1).

Beloved Carroll Gardens activist Lydia ‘Buffy’ Buffington, 61

Carroll Gardens: She was “Buffy” to her friends and “Mami Giga” to her family, but late Gowanus Canal Community Development Organization “heart and soul” Lydia Buffington will live on as a neighborhood icon in her beloved Carroll Gardens. Comments (10).

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cyclones pitchers hold Connecticut to 2 hits in win

The Ride: An RBI double by Anthony Chavez in the ninth drove in James “Papa” Roche to break the tie and John Mincone held Connecticut at bay for the 2–1 win. Comment.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Cyclones lose again

The Ride: Its been a tough road trip for our beloved Boys of Summer. Comments (1).

Wood you be my neighbor?

Greenpoint: You won’t hear shouts to get off these lawns — because they’re actually sidewalks. Comments (6).

Cops: Suspect leads cops on car chase

Greenpoint: Plus all the other crime from Greenpoint’s 94th Precinct. Comments (1).

Friday, July 12, 2013

It don’t fit: Residents blast Methodist building plan

Park Slope: A massive “u”-shaped medical building that New York Methodist Hospital wants to construct in Park Slope will be a blot on the face of the historic neighborhood, claimed dozens of fretful Slopers at a meeting announcing the hospital’s plan last night. Comments (27).

Vampire movie at twilight

Music: Classic “Dracula” gets live soundtrack at outdoor screening under the Prospect Park band shell. Comment.

Police sting shuts 12 sketchy massage parlors for alleged prostitution

Bay Ridge: Cops raided 12 Southern Brooklyn spas and arrested 19 people on July 10 for an array of charges including prostitution. Comments (20).

Democracy at work! Park Slopers approve Fourth Avenue slow-down plan

Mean Streets: Community Board 6 approved of a traffic-slowing plan that reduces car lanes in both directions from three to two to make room for wider parking spaces and fatter pedestrian islands — after the city made some minor changes to it. Comments (33).

New, temporary park with bike track, small farm, and yoga classes opens at Domino site

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Have a blast at Havemeyer Park! Comments (15).

Bill would require house party planners to notify police

A push to require house-party planners to notify the police in advance of ragers has ruffled the feathers of Brooklynites who say they will fight for their right to party. Comments (8).

Lose one, win one

The Ride: The Cyclones split a doubleheader with the Auburn Doubledays Thursday, losing the first — a continuation from Wednesday’s suspended game — and winning in the seven-inning second game. Comment.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tortilla factory owner gets jail time after gruesome accident

Williamsburg: The owner of a tortilla factory, where an employee died in a dough-mixer accident, will serve 90 days in jail and pay nearly a half million dollars in restitution for failing to for pay workers’ compensation insurance. Comments (3).

Fourth of July picnic celebrates freedom with free rock concert

Event: Brooklyn’s most patriotic neighborhood rang in the 237th anniversary of America’s birth with its sixth annual Fourth of July picnic in Shore Road Park. See our slideshow for all the patriotic fun. Comments (3).

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