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Entries from October 2008

GL Day Ender: Halloween Mania, of Course

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] This is today’s Williamsburg entry. It’s from South Second Street.

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Tags: GL Day Ender · Halloween

Fun Vid: The Drummers Grove in Prospect Park

October 31st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Been to the Drummer’s Circle in Prospect Park? We do suggest going, but in the meantime, check out the vid.

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Tags: Uncategorized

Halloween Mania #3: Park Slope Witch

October 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

God, we love Halloween, especially the Park Slope part of it.

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Tags: Halloween

CUE Tours: Sheepshead Bay & Manhattan Beach!

October 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Here’s this weekend’s tour from our friends at the Center for the Urban Environment: Sheepshead Bay & Manhattan Beach. Saturday, November 1 – 10:30 am -12:30 pm – with Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn Borough Historian. Take a walk along the water through these historic and colorful neighborhoods which were part of the largest and most popular […]

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Tags: CUE · CUE Tours · Uncategorized

Fun Vid: The Creepiest House in Brooklyn?

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

This specimen comes from Dyker Heights, which is best known for its over the top displays of Christmas lights. Apparently, some of the locals dig Halloween too.

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Tags: Halloween · Video

Eat It: Enid’s

October 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Here’s our weeky restaurant feature from Eat It: The Brooklyn Food Blog, a great local food blog. Today, the featured spot is Enid’s: Last weekend I went with a couple of friends to Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave. at Driggs Ave., 718-349-3859) for dinner. I really like Enid’s; I’ve had some of the best brunches there, […]

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Tags: Eat It Brooklyn · Williamsburg

Halloween Mania #2: Is That a Weiner Dog?

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of weenieart/GL Flickr Pool] We’re not sure from what undisclosed Brooklyn location these Jack-O-Lanterns come, but they are certainly well done and one may be a Weiner Dog.

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Tags: Halloween

Development Notebook: Rising Over Tillary Street @ Gold

October 31st, 2008 · 6 Comments

So, here’s our question: Who wants to live in a spot that is arguably one of the more gaping assholes of Brooklyn? Clearly the developers of this building whose official address is 235/237 Gold Street are betting there will be takers. (Or saying prayers there will be, at least, if the prices and/or rent are […]

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Tags: Development Notebook

Brooklinks: Friday Halloween Edition

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

· Tattoo Parlor of Alleged Victim of Heinous NYPD Brutality Like a Family [NYT] · Arrest in Fort Greene Hair Salon Shooting [NYT] · Ghoulish Fun in Greenpoint [New York Shitty] · Spooky Treats for Chubby Cats [AYITP] · Happy Halloween, Carroll Gardens [PMFA] · Bay Ridge Halloween Walk [Bay Ridge Rover] · Masquerade Ball […]

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Tags: Brooklinks

Tish James & Others Call on Brooklynites to Do It Up on Election Day

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

We don’t print many of the press releases that come from the Borough President’s office as many are simply to self-serving and of little interest. Even this one, involves exhortations from local officials like Council Member David Yassky, whose recent vote on term limits we found both sleazy and morally corrupt. But we digress, this […]

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Tags: Politics

Residents of One Hanson Greeted by Friendly Union Members & Workers

October 31st, 2008 · 7 Comments

This was the scene outside One Hanson Place last night between about 5PM and 6PM as angry workers and union members protested outside as residents of very expensive apartments were (presumably) returning home. The workers are outraged because the employees providing services to the (rather wealthy) residents are not unionized. They are being denied critical […]

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Tags: Fort Greene

GL Guest Analysis: Red Hookers v. Corporate Whores

October 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments

(Today’s GL Analysis comes from contributor Vaduz Uvunt, who is a Red Hook resident and has a lot more meaningful things to say about her community than our own rantings ever could.) If you missed the What’s the Hook exhibition and a chance to view “Hole in the Fence,” then it was your loss. Fortunately, […]

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Tags: Red Hook

Obligatory Halloween Vid: Greenpoint’s Humboldt Manor

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

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Tags: Halloween

Halloween Insanity #1: Dem Bones

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

On Smith Street in Carroll Gardens. Cheery.

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Tags: Halloween

Bklink: Checking Out Avalon

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

“Work at Avalon Fort Greene marches on, economy be damned! As you can see from this photo (click to expand) the first-floor structural form work is in place, a marked advance from the way it looked in early September. How psyched are the developers right now that this has always been slated to be a […]

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Tags: Fort Greene

After the Marathon: Go to the Howl-o-Ween Doggie Fundraiser

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

Marathon Day is a tough one. What to do after the running passes you by? Well, here’s one idea: Go to Miro’s Run Annual Howl-o-ween Fundraiser. It takes place on Sunday, November 2nd from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Per their email: Join us at the dog run for cider and donuts, a dog costume […]

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Tags: Animals · Uncategorized

Countdown to History: October 31 Edition

October 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

[Courtesy of CNN.Com; click to enlarge] Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s Electoral Vote lead over Sen. John McCain continues to grow based on state polling results. Since yesterday, the Illinois Sen. has picked up another 5 electoral votes, as Nevada has switched from being a tossup state to “leaning” Obama. Mr. Obama now has a possible […]

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Tags: Politics

GL Day Ender: “New Brooklyn” Trailer

October 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

New Brooklyn Trailer from Pablo Cerda Adaro on Vimeo. Here’s an intriguing trailer for a new film called New Brooklyn. If you know the Burg and Greenpoint, you definitely know the scenery. We’ve featured some teasers for the film that were posted on YouTube in the past. This is the Wikipedia entry about it.

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Tags: Video

Sign of the Times: Selling to the Walls in Downtown BK

October 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

There were a lot of other signs in the window of this store on Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn that’s going out of business, but we found this one saying they’re selling down to the “bare walls” the most compelling of them. We know this kind of stuff happens all the time and that there […]

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Tags: Downtown Brooklyn · Duffield Street

Development Notebook: Downtown Hot Karl Hotel Starts with Demo

October 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Someday, this will be the Indigo Hotel, the Duffield Street lodging designed by our favorite Brooklyn architect Karl Fischer, who thrills us by giving Downtown Brooklyn a Hot Karl. After all, why should Williamsburg get all the Hot Karl action? (Answer: Everybody needs some Hot Karl. Even you, Park Slope.) The Indigo will be at […]

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Tags: Downtown Brooklyn · Duffield Street · Hotels

Upcoming: GL Concert Calendar

October 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Herewith a small selection of musical events to take us through the weekend: Thursday 10/30/08 Europa Night Club: Color Is The Keyboard (Art & Music Collaboration) Halloween Costume Party Featuring: Ande Sedwick, Douglas Bradford Quartet, The Rich get Richer, The Dang-It Bobby’s, Collective Pusuit(Jazz/Indie/Experimental) –$5, 8:00pm Friday 10/31/08 BAM Café: Antarsia Ensemble & Luminescent Orchestrii […]

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Tags: GL Concert Calendar

Some Lunchtime Cheesecake Porn

October 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Hey, it’s lunchtime, and we’ve already had a Brookyn-style pizza vid, so now it’s time for the real Brooklyn thing. Junior’s cheesecake porn. We couldn’t resist taking the cheesecake shots when we passed by the other day and damaging our Nikon with drool.

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Tags: Downtown Brooklyn

Weird Vid: Ordering & Eating a Brooklyn-Style Pizza

October 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

This may fall under the category of waaaayyyyy to much information, but it’s amusing in its own way about Domino’s (kinda’ offensive) Brooklyn-style pizza.

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Tags: Video

“Crazy Car Accident” Worries Windsor Terrace

October 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you live out by Prospect and Eleventh Avenue in Windsor Terrace and were startled awake around 11pm Sunday (10/26) night by the horrible sound of a car crash, you thought right. Luckily, no innocent bystanders were hurt by the collision of one car racing into two parked cars. With every bad situation, something good […]

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Tags: Windsor Terrace

Upcoming: Cobble Hill E-Waste Recycle Opportunity Reminder!

October 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Just a friendly reminder to do you part and come out to Cobble Hill’s PS 29 schoolyard this Saturday (11/1) from 10am to 4pm to turn over your old and broken electronics. We are quite passionate about voicing the importance of properly recycling our old computers, cell phones and other electronic gadgets instead of just […]

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Tags: Cobble Hill