Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Espresso with that hot dog?

A new ice cream parlor that just opened on the Coney Island Boardwalk could be the first phase of an Italian invasion that would transform the People’s Playground’s honky-tonk waterfront into a haven for espresso-loving brunchers — which is exactly how the guy who controls the area wants it. Comment

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Park Slope

He’s the man! Dan Zanes plays Celebrate Brooklyn on July 16

Leave the stroller at home and dance at this kid-friendly concert. Comment

Monday, July 11, 2011


Wal-money! Big-box donates millions to city jobs program as part of PR blitz

The retail giant is putting its money where its mouth is as it reportedly eyes its first foray into Brooklyn. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Nautical and nice! Waterfront fun coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Red Hook’s Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge moves up river this month. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

You gotta have faith

“Romeo and Juliet” gets a religious twist in this Brooklyn Heights show. Comment

Friday, July 8, 2011

It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s the life of the party — as usual

Our columnists tells it how it is in Afghanistan. Comment
Gavel to Gavel

Sex dungeon master is set free after victim refuses to testify

And more in this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment

Just dance! Here’s where you can shake it in Brooklyn this summer

From outdoor dance parties to rooftop james, we’ve got you covered for a sweaty good time. Comment

Good migrations! Immigrants own a majority of Brooklyn’s independent businesses

You don’t need the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to tell you about the joys of a good kimchi stew or a plate of curry goat, but a new report has found that immigrant-owned businesses just may be the beating heart of the borough’s economy, too. Comment

Marty Golden and the gay marriage vote

Last month, New York made history when it voted for gay marriage — and Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) made history for being Brooklyn’s only state senator to vote against it. To help recognize just how momentous this occasion is, we invited two supporters of the marriage equality legislation to react to Golden’s stance (we also reached out to Golden several times to defend his position and did not receive a response).

Meet your new top cop!

The 70th Precinct has a new deputy inspector. Comment
Weekend Watch

You’ll miss the G spot this weekend

The trains pretty much follow last weekend’s schedule — not that that’s a good thing. Read on for all the news that affects your plans. (Saturday, July 8 at 12:01 am to Monday, July 11 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Land squabble settles out of court

The biggest little land squabble in Midwood’s history is over. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Room to walk on E. 29th Street

The sidewalk surrounding an abandoned construction site is finally coming back. Comment

CB14 holds farewell party for Doris Ortiz

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Comment

Here are your kickball all-stars!


Here are your kickball all-stars!

John Cougar Mellencamps sending six to the league’s sixth annual all-star game this Saturday. Comment

A morality tale, set in DUMBO


A morality tale, set in DUMBO

JG Thirwell’s new comic book takes a hare-y look at the artsy neighborhood. Comment
A Britisher’s View

‘Same-VEX’ marriage for bishop

New York’s marriage equality triumph should indicate that we’ve come a long way, but not even the law can budge some indoctrinated homophobes. Comment

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Diocese of Brooklyn banned state officials who voted for same-sex marriage from honoring students or even appearing at Catholic schools and parishes as punishment for their role in destructing “the single most important institution in human history.” Comment
The annual celebration of liberte, egalite and Lillet is on Sunday, July 10. Comment
A crazed hate crime on E. 70th Street in Bergen Beach has become a chicken-and egg-scenario: everyone’s sure the bias attack took place, but no one knows who hit whom first. Comment
Yep, salt water taffy is cool now. Comment

A halibut for summer

The chef at iCi in Fort Greene gives us a seasonal fish bounty. Comment
Park Slope

This show is on the run

“Endure” takes you through Prospect Park, trailing a marathoner. Don’t worry, it only covers three miles. Comment

Q-Tip headlines hip-hop fest

The influential leader headlines the DUMBO extravaganza this weekend. Comment
Coney Island

School’s in at IS 303

The state Education Department says a charter school can move into the West Avenue school house. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Grandma Jenny really loved her ‘stories’

The same can’t be said of viewers today, though. Comment

Model elders sparkle on the runway

Fugghedabout Bryant Park — Caton Park Nursing Home is the new kid on the style runway. Comment

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


This week’s tasty — but less filling! — food gossip

Clinton Hill’s got soul, Williamsburg wins Smith, and a top pit master goes up in smoke in this post-holiday serving of saucy gossip. Comment

Four-hour booze-fueled hostage standoff ends in arrests

Two ex-cons are facing more than 20 years in jail apiece for their botched Flatlands robbery. Comment
Bay Ridge

This stinks! City finishes Owls Head upgrades, but odors not gone for good

Don’t throw away those nose plugs just yet. Comment
Coney Island

Marty loves rock ‘n’ roll!

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts kick off the Beep’s free summer concert series on July 14. Comment
Coney Island

Swim at your own risk!

Coney Island

Swim at your own risk!

New report says Southern Brooklyn beaches are ridden with bacteria. Comment

Rock out at Rock Beach this summer

A hipster concert series is coming to Floyd Bennett Field. You read that right. Comment

Brooklyn shows its true colors on the Fourth

Bay Ridge comes together to help celebrate Uncle Sam’s 235th birthday. Comment
Coney Island

Coney hospital strike stall

Disgruntled Coney Island Hospital doctors who threatened to strike aren’t ready to hit the picket lines just yet. Comment

Monday, July 4, 2011

Coney Island

Chestnut wins again! But so does Kobayashi

Coney Island

Chestnut wins again! But so does Kobayashi

Chestnut eats 62 hot dogs and buns in Coney to win for the fifth straight year. But Kobayashi eats 69 HDBs at the same time, miles away. Yes, the world of hot dog eating is thrown into disarray. And once again, The Brooklyn Paper is there to make sense of it all for you. Comment

Stewart homers, but Cyclones still lose 3-2

The hated Staten Island Yankees take advantage of a Cyclones error, leaving our Coney Island kids facing another defeat. Comment

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Big Screecher

Carmine goes ga-ga over the Mermaid Parade

Big Screecher

Carmine goes ga-ga over the Mermaid Parade

Coney Island’s making a comeback, and Carmine (above, in his younger days) is eating his way through it! Comment

Friday, July 1, 2011

Coney Island

The Parachute Ride goes black — wasting the city’s spruce-up effort

Call it The Dark Tower of Brooklyn. Comment

Outgoing top cop welcomes new cop

Flatbush and Midwood got its first peek at its new top cop on Wednesday — and said goodbye to an old friend. Comment

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Cyclones whiff the night away in 1-0 loss

The Cyclones blew into MCU Park with the wind at their backs, but left the field winded. Comment

Party at Marty’s! Markowitz vows to open up Borough Hall for same-sex marriages

He’s hosting an LGBT gay marriage expo to boot! Comment

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


CB17 variety concert kicks off summer at Paerdegat Park

It got the whole family dancing. Comment

Monday, June 27, 2011


Brooklyn’s 2011 grads are in a class of their own!

Put the books away and let the celebrations begin. Comment

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