Sunday, May 19, 2013

Coney Island

Historic bridge has awkward history

It’s a bridge to the past — but is it a bridge too far? Comment

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Characters not wanted: New comic book depicts Brooklynites, hipsters

The main character of a new comic book struggles with life in Brooklyn — where he’s surrounded by hollow friends, vain artists, and pathetic hipsters. Comment

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sheepshead Bay

BayFest to highlight post-Sandy recovery

Come for the services, stay for the music. Comment
It’s like drinking whisky in “Highlander.” Comment

Brooklyn now hostile to hostels

What’s a budget-conscious tourist to do? Comments (2)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Marine Park

Access this ride

Is the city trying to handicap Access-A-Ride? Comments (3)
Bay Ridge

Volunteers turn out to spruce up Ridge parks

Whose park? My park! Comment

Tardy city stumbles on Gravesend road repairs

The city has repaved just two blocks of a two-mile road — years after complaints were first logged, sez reader. Comment

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Big Screecher

When Carmine has a breakfast, everybody shows up!

Carmine’s latest gathering brought together Brooklyn education power brokers! Comments (2)
Marine Park

Hopeful hip hop

Marine Park

Hopeful hip hop

The venerable Dance With Me Dance Center in Marine Park hosted a well-attended charity recital called “Hip Hop for Hope,” raising nearly $2,000 that will be donated to four different charities. Comment

Woodlands for walkups: Liven up your apartment at terrarium building class

It’s a whole new world in a itty-bitty living space . Comment
Bay Ridge

Great catch — cops say serial burglar in custody

Cops busted a Bensonhurst man, who they claim was behind a string of late April burglaries in Bay Ridge, on May 3. Comments (5)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Just look at the way this painting captures the hastily scrawled graffiti over peeling paint. Comment

Who’s your momma? A Mother’s Day guide for every kind of matriarch

Brooklyn’s got something fun for your mom, whether she’s an art geek or an athlete. Comment
Coney Island

Gifts from the sea — friends of the Mermaid Parade offer fabulous prizes to Kickstarter donors

The mermaids of Coney Island may not go extinct after all. Donations are pouring into a Kickstarter campaign set up by Mermaid Parade organizer and Sideshows by the Seashore founder Dick Zigun to fund the iconic freak-fest after Sandy laid waste to the fishy ladies’ natural habitat. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Is the line between radical and moderate Muslims blurring?

Our columnist thinks so. Comments (1)
Coney Island

No more bridging the gap in Coney

The city is burning its bridges — or at least the pedestrian walkway connecting the W. Eight Street train station to the Coney Island Boardwalk. Comments (5)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Columbia St Waterfront

Fiddle me this: New Orleans music festival invites you to jam

It’s the music festival that asks its audience to join the band. Comment

Dems: Prospect Park West Bike Lane rolled roughshod over residents — but we like it anyway

Overall, it was a case of the means justifying the end. Comment
Brighton Beach

Residents rage against the latrines

That’s no ordinary bathroom — that bathroom’s a killer. Comment
Standing O

MCU pops it out of the park

Standing O

MCU pops it out of the park

Shout-outs to MCU and Regal Cinemas for a day at the movies. Comment
Bay Ridge

My big, fat Greek Easter!

Bay Ridge

My big, fat Greek Easter!

It may have been Cinco de Mayo in Brooklyn’s bars, but in Dyker Heights, on Eighth Avenue between 68th and 69th streets, it was Paskha — Greek Easter! Comment

It’s not easy being green after Sandy

It may be spring on the Sandy-swamped Coney Island peninsula, but residents say the season hasn’t fully sprung — and possibly never will. Comment
Joe Knows

Telecom’s Palacios on his way to city title run, pro baseball dream

Telecommunication’s Josh Palacios is set up for a big finish to his senior baseball season after an injury-plagued start. Comments (1)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The city has quietly installed electronic devices at busy intersections that use E-ZPass technology to collect data on cars — and possibly their drivers — as they pass below, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (5)
Coney Island

Coney candy confrontation

Call it a sugar showdown! Comment
Atlantic Yards

Hey Bruce! Build! Mayoral wannabes push Ratner on housing

The next mayoral administration could put Forest City Ratner under the axe for failing to build housing on the Atlantic Yards development site. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

The MTA can kiss Joanna’s app

This week, our columnist wonders if the her smartphone will ever figure out the MTA. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Sigismondi’s need for speed

Xaverian starting pitcher Andy Sigismondi knew he had a few extra miles per hour on his fastball in warm ups. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Morales proves her worth as Telecom tops Grand Street

Christina Morales proved again on Monday afternoon why her coach feels she’s one of the best players in New York City. Comment

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Coney Island

Cyclones will play on artificial turf!

The Brooklyn Cyclones will play home games on artificial turf this year, and the grass at the city-owned ballpark in Coney Island has already been ripped up and replace with the synthetic kind, the team announced today. Comments (4)
Coney Island

Hot dog! Fire at Nathan’s in Coney Island won’t postpone Memorial Day re-opening

That’s not the smell of burning hot dogs! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Racist marks sidewalk

Avenue Z residents woke up Monday morning to the words, “Dumb Muslims Die,” scrawled in paint on their sidewalk, only a few blocks away from a controversial mosque that has stirred up racial tensions in the neighborhood. Comment
Coney Island

Scissor-wielding fiend tries to rape child in Coney

Cops are looking for tips on the identity and whereabouts of a man they say attempted to rape a 13-year-old girl at scissorpoint in Coney Island on April 30. The police declined to specify the location of the attack. Comments (1)
High School Sports

Bonnies top Terriers

Christina Calascione’s RBI single didn’t travel far, but was more than enough to secure Fontbonne Hall a championship. Comment
High School Sports

Popovsky leaves Fontbonne for Kingsborough

Victor Popovsky got an opportunity he just couldn’t pass up, no matter how hard it would be to leave Fontbonne Hall. Comment
High School Sports

Birthday girl Kennedy helps Poly past Horace Mann

Poly Prep’s Jacquie Kennedy held balloons and flowers given to her by friends and family to celebrate her birthday before Friday’s game against Horace Mann, and the celebration continued into the game for the senior shortstop. Comment

Monday, May 6, 2013

Brighton Beach

Now with in-store parking!

Brighton Beach

Now with in-store parking!

You can call it vehicular mannequin slaughter. Comments (2)
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has some talking points for a faithful readers

This week, Stan lets you know what to say when the volume goes down. Comments (8)

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Jesus was way cool

Hipster Jesus isn’t just another internet meme. Comment
Bay Ridge

Left hook! Green Party candidate challenges Democrat Gentile

Will Bredderman: So how has Councilman Gentile (D-Bay Ridge) let the planet Earth down? Comment

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Bike tour to close roadways Sunday

If you’ve ever said to yourself you could move faster on the Gowanus Expressway if you were riding a bike, here’s your chance to prove it. Comment

Friday, May 3, 2013

Coney Island

Keep the Mermaid Parade afloat — and get one-of-a-kind rewards!

Friends are throwing a lifeline to this floundering mermaid. Comment

Month in Review: Brooklyn bloomed news in April

A ticket tribute to Dem Bums, an extended Di Fara’s menu, and a bike lane on the Verrazano Bridge were some of the stories to grace our pages and website last month. Read on for more! Comment

Blaze in Flatlands

A blaze engulfed a two-story Flatlands home on Avenue L May 1. It took 60 of New York’s Bravest an hour to put out the flames, but not before they ushered two residents to safety. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

High-speed chase in Sheepshead Bay

Someone’s been watching a few too many reality-TV cop shows. Comment

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bar Scrawl

Bartoonist experiments with mixing science and suds

Our drinking illustrator visits a physics-themed watering hole called Supercollider. Comment

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