DUMBO: This art is devilishly good. Comment

Carmine takes on blood-sucking bugs

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher teaches you life’s lessons about bedbugs, even though they’ve never set foot in his house! Comments (1)

‘Grease’ sing-along? We’ll tell you more!

Event: A “Grease” sing-along at the Bell House on Feb. 16 celebrates the Pink Lady and T-Bird in us all. Comment

Your weekend reads — from three Brooklyn booksellers

Books: Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment

Carmine’s had it with bedbugs! (Not that he’s actually had them)

Big Screecher: This week, our beloved columnist fills you in on his fear of blood-sucking creatures. Comment
The Year of the Dragon is supposed to be a fruitful and auspicious year, according to the Chinese Zodiac — and plenty of brownstone Brooklyn foodies are hoping some of that luck goes toward improving their neighborhoods’ dismal Chinese food offerings. Comments (22)

Jim Jarmusch adds a rock edge to smooth lute tunes

Music: The famed director will join Greenpoint-based avante garde lute player Jozepf van Wissem at Issue Project Room on Feb. 3 to celebrate the duo’s first album, “Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity.” Comments (1)

Greenpoint’s newest beer shop

Bar Scrawl: It’s beer o’clock at Greenpoint’s newest bar and growler shop. Comments (3)

Litterbugs turn Bergen Beach into garbage dump

Bergen Beach: The good life is turning rotten in the posh neighborhood — thanks to dumpers. Comment

It’s Cannes for kids!

It’s Cannes for kids!

In Brooklyn, even children are into experimental films. Comment

Whizzing soldiers deserve Medals of Honor

A Britisher’s View: There is no room for self-deprecation in the War on Terror, writes our columnist, and here’s why! Comment
Bay Ridge: If you’re looking for a man, Bay Ridge is a buyer’s market. Comments (17)

Ida says the AFC all-stars will take the Pro Bowl!

Once again, our own Ida Eisenstein, pigskin prognosticator, has spoken. Comment
Dining: We were already fans of Bravo’s “Top Chef Season 4” and “All-Stars” contestant Dale Talde going in — a fact we tried hard not to convey when interviewing him about Talde, his new Asian-fusion eatery on Seventh Avenue and 11th Street in Park Slope. Comments (1)
Prospect Heights: There’s take penny, leave a penny — and now there’s take an Aladdin DVD, leave some Band-Aids. Comments (11)

Park Slope’s on fire

Foodie-in-Chief: Get this week’s hot, juicy food gossip! Comment
Meadows of Shame: A shadowy bird expert poached from the same federal agency that slaughtered hundreds of geese in Prospect Park is scheduled to start a new job with the city next month. Comments (31)

Cyclone 2.0

Op-Ed: It’s official: Coney Island’s biggest draw, the Cyclone, is about to undergo a major renovation. The 85-year-old wooden roller coaster, which has been known to give riders a mean case of whiplash, is being refurbished — a process that will make the ride safer, smoother and faster. But will it take away some of the excitement? We asked two roller coaster experts to give us their thoughts. Click below for their views.

Thieves use stun gun in robbery

Canarsie: Plus a few other shocking crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment

Hats off to you, Dr. Laura Robbins!

Standing O: Standing O is back to boost the very best of Brooklyn! Comment

It’ll be hell on the rails this weekend!

Weekend Watch: The MTA will be working on almost every line in the borough this weekend. Enjoy! Comment
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment
Meadows of Shame: The city axed more than half a dozen tree houses in Prospect Park in an attempt to save a delicate lakeside ecosystem — but then tossed the lumber into the water, creating a whole new environmental no-no, environmentalists allege. Comments (35)

Mezuzah madness!

Coney Island: The thief who stole seven Jewish blessings from the Trump Village apartments has resurfaced. Comment

Southpaw to close; tutoring center will move in

Park Slope: For Park Slopers, it’s the day the music died. Comments (62)

A sign of the times: Coffee the Train Man helps commuters catch the subway

Ditmas Park: For a free cup of Joe, Coffee will make sure you get to work on time. Comments (11)
Brighton Beach: The pol is determined to defeat the Republican push into southern Brooklyn. Comment

B61 buses will come more often — but not often enough for Red Hookers

The MTA will add more rush-hour buses to the flaky B61 route — and Red Hook straphangers say don’t stop there. Comments (4)

Gun-wielding goon holds up teen on E. 35th Street

Marine Park: Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
BoroBeat: Middle school students from Bay Ridge to Brighton Beach duked it out on Jan. 23 as they fought for a spot in a citywide spelling bee competition this spring. See our slideshow for all the action. Comment

Tiny dancers take the stage!

Brighton Beach: Fantastical modern dance performance will showcase public school kids. Comment

Thug hits man with stick, steals iPhone

Bensonhurst: Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment

End of an era: Last Kruger ‘crony’ pleads guilty

Brighton Beach: Solomon Kalish, the last defendant in a widespread scandal that exposed disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger’s bribery scheme, threw himself on the mercy of the court last week. Comment
Artists and business owners say the proposed Whole Foods at the corner of Third Avenue and Third Street would disrupt the delicate balance of manufacturing and creative enterprise that makes the neighborhood so special. Comments (46)
Midwood: Alan Kirson hasn’t rested since he lost he his Amazonian parrot nearly two months ago. Comment

Slow down! Manhattan Beach group calls for reduced speed limit on ‘Oriental Autobahn’

Manhattan Beach: But the grassroots group is slow on getting snail zones for its sleepy neighborhood. Comment

Fight the tower: Co-op dwellers say ‘Skyscraper’ district will make costs soar

A new Downtown historic district is sailing toward approval despite outcry from residents, businesses and powerful landlords who claim it will hurt commerce and make things more expensive. Comments (3)
Mean Streets: Three new traffic lights will tame Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, slowing motorists and cyclists while protecting pedestrians who are beginning flock to the neighborhood’s burgeoning waterfront, city officials say. Comments (15)

Josh Rubin’s ‘Whisk’ to be reborn as new coffee shop

Yasser Habib thinks his cafe could prosper in the cafe-light neighborhood. Comment

Beep, beep! Markowitz’s official SUV attacked!

Bay Ridge: A marauding vandal targeted the beep’s wheels — and nine others belonging to government officials. Comments (11)

Kruger’s cash cow: Pol spends campaign treasury on lawyers, prison planning — even his Albany chair!

Brighton Beach: The pol-turned-con used his campaign chest to get his affairs in order before his April sentencing. Comment

Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, diabetes, and America

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist delves into the pies being thrown by the food world’s biggest stars. Comment

Goon jumps 12-year-olds on Nostrand Avenue

Sheepshead Bay: Plus a host of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment

The ‘Importance’ of love!

Theater: In a musical rendition of “A Man of No Importance,” The Gallery Players explore themes of love, acceptance and equality. Comment
Veggie-loving North Brooklynites are trying to put the green in Greenpoint. Comments (5)
Event: NPR’s newest game show combines the airs of geeky troubadour Jonathan Coulton and storytelling of comedian Ophira Eisenberg. Be part of the live tapings at the Bell House through April 23. Comments (2)
Mean Streets: Park Slope residents who want the speed limit reduced think “twenty is plenty” — but Greenwood Heights neighbors say not so fast. Comments (50)

Dottie Turano: I’m not going anywhere

Marine Park: Turano’s longtime companion. state Sen. Carl Kruger, and son have pleaded guilty to political corruption charges, but she has no intention of stepping down from her district manager post. Comment

City’s solution to raw sewage problem: Dam it!

Cleaning Our Waterways: The city hopes inflatable dams will keep millions of gallons of raw sewage from pouring into Brooklyn’s waterways, offering a potential remedy to an environmental woe that raises a stink everywhere from the Newtown Creek to the Gowanus Canal. Comments (2)
Mean Streets: The parents of a cyclist killed by a trucker driver in Williamsburg say newly obtained survaillenace videos and police documents prove the man behind the wheel should be held responsible. Comments (14)

Potty talk!

Link: Internet animators had this take on our story about a teacher at PS 90 in Coney Island who encouraged her students to limit their bathroom breaks. Check it out! Read more…

Police: Dead man found in garbage could have been dumped

Marine Park: The cause of the unidentified man’s death remains a mystery as well, investigators say. Comment

History buffs celebrate Brooklyn-built warship’s 150th anniversary

Greenpoint: Many people celebrate parades with floats, but history-loving North Brooklynites prefer to celebrate things that float with parades. Comments (7)

Two struck down on Fort Hamilton Pkway

Bay Ridge: Witnesses say a 64-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were crossing against the light when they were hit by a passing car. Comment

Worth the weight: Grand Street win PSAL wrestling title

Williamsburg: A bulked up senior helped the Grand Street Campus Wolves take down Brooklyn Tech Engineers. Comment

General Greene fights back! Restaurant owner recovers stolen espresso machine

Thieves snatched a fancy espresso maker from the General Greene last week under the cover of darkness, but the owner of the high-end Fort Greene eatery hunted it down himself the next day. Comments (5)

Big hearts add up to big bucks for cancer research

BoroBeat: Workers work overtime to form a team for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life run. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Preservationists are rallying to save the Brooklyn Heights Cinema from the wrecking ball, claiming the squat Henry Street building contributes to the neighborhood no matter its use. Comments (13)
A grassroots group is expanding its operations to accomodate more artificats and oral testimonies. Comments (1)

The buried treasure at the bottom of Stan’s pockets

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan fills you in on his notes to himself. Comment

Fear in North Brooklyn as rapes triple

Carroll Gardens: The number of rapes reported to police in Williamsburg and Greenpoint skyrocketed last year — and North Brooklyn residents fear recent attacks against women are a sign the terrifying trend is continuing into 2012. Comments (24)

Aviators defeat Bluefins, 3–1

Mill Basin: The Aviators’ winning streak continues. Comment

Go Giants! And let’s keep it clean

The Dad: This week, our parenting columnist ponders sports as a vehicle for both the best and the worst in us all. Comment
Mill Basin: The Aviators ran the hated New Jersey squad out of Floyd Bennett Field on Friday during a legendary display of teamwork. Comment

Potty rule flushed! Coney principal kills program that rewards kids for holding it in

Coney Island: When you gotta go, you gotta go! Comment
Link: Our pals at Sheepshead Bites had this great video of Councilman Lew Fidler taking a swing at GOP opponent David Storobin in the special election to replace state Sen. Carl Kruger. Check it out! Read more…

Big rigs begone! Cops haul away 17 illegally parked trucks in major raid

Midwood: Midwood residents say they will sleep easier at night, as long as cops keep idling trucks off Bay Parkway. Comment
Williamsburg: There are bank notes and there are banks of note. Comment
Bay Ridge: Mark Murphy, son of former Rep. Jack Murphy, says he’s going to take on Rep. Michael Grimm in November. Comment

Breaking: ‘Mad Max’ curses out judge while being sentenced to life

Sheepshead Bay: Maksim Gelman also threatened his victims’ loved ones in a stunning display of psychotic theatrics. Comment
Coney Island: A man was found hanging from a support beam this morning, police say. Comment
Link: Our pals at Sheepshead Bites had this great video of Councilman Lew Fidler taking a swing at GOP opponent David Storobin in the special election to replace state Sen. Carl Kruger. Check it out! Read more…

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