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Monday, March 12, 2007

Victory finds partner

Bay Ridge: Victory Memorial Hospital has been saved, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Bard Brawl

Theater: GO Brooklyn’s guide to the boro’s bounty of Shakespeare Comment.

Saving Bruce Ratner’s cats

Atlantic Yards: While opponents of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project continue to work around the clock — figuratively — to block the developer’s wrecking ball, cat lovers are working around the clock — literally — to rescue a colony of feral felines who are also about to lose their homes to make room for the 16-tower mega-project. Comment.

Top news

Wrong way! Park Slope united against Seventh and Sixth avenue one-way conversions

Atlantic Yards: City officials backtracked a bit this week from a bombshell proposal to convert Seventh and Sixth avenues into one-way thoroughfares, saying the much-reviled proposal would be killed if residents reject it at a meeting next week. Comments (1).

(Law)breaking news: Columnist arrested!

Bay Ridge: Our columnist gets arrested — for littering! Comment.

All drawn out

Cartoon: Our cartoonist’s take. Comment.

Slope going nuts over ‘insane’ one-way plan

Letters: The plan to make Seventh and Sixth avenues into one-way thoroughfares filled the mailbag; also, letters about the F train, postal service, Whole Foods and censorship. Comment.

Atlantic Yards Coverage

Little guy beats Ratner in not-so-little case

Atlantic Yards: A state judge has ruled that a backroom deal between Bruce Ratner and another big-time developer for control of a key piece of real estate in the Atlantic Yards footprint was “improper.” Comment.

Bruce’s Yards built on lies

Editorial: This week brought yet more evidence that Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-project is built on a foundation of deception. Comment.

Marty goes on the record on Barclays

Atlantic Yards: Borough President Markowitz gives us his opinion on Bruce Ratner’s naming-rights deal with a slavery-linked British bank. Comment.

When will Atlantic Yards be done? Depends on which Ratner you ask

Atlantic Yards: The Nets arena will open a year later than promised — and the rest of Atlantic Yards won’t be done until 2022 — six years behind schedule, two key officials said this week, contradicting a promises by Bruce Ratner that the mini-city would be completed on schedule by 2016. Comment.

Saving Bruce Ratner’s cats

Atlantic Yards: While opponents of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project continue to work around the clock — figuratively — to block the developer’s wrecking ball, cat lovers are working around the clock — literally — to rescue a colony of feral felines who are also about to lose their homes to make room for the 16-tower mega-project. Comment.

Clarification

A headline in last week’s edition, “Federal judge: Suit is hot air,” suggested that federal magistrate Robert Levy had recommended that a suit against Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project be dismissed because it lacked merit. Comment.

High Noo Na

Dining: Beyond basic barbeque, Noo Na bring sophisticated Korean to Prospect Heights. Comment.

Politics

Marty for mayor? He’s spending like it

Borough President Markowitz hasn’t formally declared for mayor — but he’s spending like he has, a Brooklyn Paper investigation reveals. Comment.

Brooklyn and Vienna: Perfect together

Politics: Brooklyn and Vienna’s Leopoldstadt district have a lot in common — Jews, high-fat foods and leaders with an eye on the future — so no wonder they just signed a partnership. Comment.

Marty: I am a wiener!

Politics: Borough President Markowitz took a page from President Kennedy when he declared, “Ich bin ein Wiener” in a speech this week. Here’s how MM and JFK match up in our first-ever Presidential Smackdown. Comment.

Another Marty, another ‘maybe’ for mayor

Politics: State Sen. Marty Golden is apparently running for mayor — though like a fellow Marty (Borough President Markowitz), the Bay Ridge Republican is being a bit coy about it. Comment.

So Davine

Dining: Tina hits Boerum Hill’s hot new wine bar. Comment.

Running man sitting on couch

Brooklyn’s “Running Man” still hasn’t gotten back on the road — a full week after he said he would. Comment.

Your Local Police Blotter

Cold bothers crooks, too

Crime: Here’s at least one reason to love the cold weather: criminals don’t show up for work as often. Comment.

Teen slugs woman, takes phone, on Court

Downtown: All your local crime news Comment.

Getaway shopping cart

Carroll Gardens: All your local crime news. Comment.

Sexy beast

Fort Greene: All your local crime news Comment.

Fifty-eyed thief strikes Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: A Kings Highway deli was robbed on March 4, after its owner left the counter for a bathroom break. Comment.

Trio loads up on Treos in brazen midday rob

Park Slope: This week’s crime report from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

The Latest Development News

Exclusive: Inside Broken Angel

Fort Greene: Our reporter goes inside Arthur Wood’s quirky Clinton Hill mansion — an exclusive! Comment.

Coney Island looks like bomb hit it

Coney Island: Joe Sitt is clearing land throughout Coney Island, even as his $2-billon Vegas-on-the-Boardwalk plan appears stalled. Comments (2).

Corcoran’s still hot on the Hook

Carroll Gardens: Barbara Corcoran’s vanity property in Red Hook isn’t moving. Comment.

A deluxe singles bar in the sky

Downtown plan: The tallest singles club in Brooklyn is open for business. Comment.

Walentas ‘Independence’ plan back on track

Development: A Cobble Hill apartment building project that was temporarily suspended last year is back in full swing. Comment.

Shear genius

Dance: ‘Scissorhands’ ballet, snipped of lines, is definitely cutting edge. Comment.

Wind in the sales

Dance: BAM’s ‘Scissorhands’ marketing bonanza. Comment.

Other Local Stories

Bensonhurst wants to get Gore-d

Bay Ridge: An activist battling the city’s plans to build a waste transfer station on Gravesend Bay is so desperate for help that’s she’s reached out to the greenest celebrity of them all: Al Gore. Comment.

Some Zagat jive for ‘Turkey’

Fort Greene: The Myrtle Avenue BID wants you to vote for Jive Turkey so the caterer can get into the prestigious Zagat Survey. Fair? Who cares?! Comment.

Bad awnings make bad neighbors

Park Slope: Three inches are all that stand between Richard Muzio and a good night’s sleep — but he can’t get the Department of Buildings to order his neighbor to take down her awning. Comment.

Smile! You may be on DOT camera

Carroll Gardens: The city has installed a red-light “camera” on Smith Street — but no one knows if it’s real. Comment.

Bubby’s is back!

Downtown: After being snared in the Health Department sweep, Bubby’s is back and better than ever. Comment.

Windsor Terrace PO’d by new postal hours

Park Slope: Do postal workers deserve a lunch break? Of course. Should the post office close? Of course not. Comment.

Vegas Diner owner smells a rat

Bay Ridge: The owner of the Vegas Diner believes he was shut down because of rats — the ones in government, not the ones in his restaurant. Comment.

Fight to save church needs Hail Mary

Bay Ridge: Preservationists and residents are cursing an unholy plan to tear down one of Bay Ridge’s most distinctive churches to make room for luxury condos. Comment.

Bellying up to the barista

Carroll Gardens: Carroll Gardens caffeine addicts are uniting to raise money for a Naidre’s barista who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease. Comment.

Wreck finally gone

Downtown: An abandoned car was finally removed after three weeks on the street. Comment.

7 for ’07 in Slope

Park Slope: Members of the Park Slope Civic Council sat down and drew up a list of seven top priorities for the year. Here they are. Comment.

Crass menagerie

Theater: At Brick Theater’s new production, these Wingfields are more like wing nuts.  Comment.

Get hungry, Brooklyn!

Borough President Markowitz noshed — but only a bit! — at this week’s “Dine in Brooklyn” kickoff. Comment.

Kiddie Cannes

Cinema: BAMKid’s ninth annual film festival arrives. Comment.

Helen Selsdon, anti-war mom

Checkin’ in with: We check in with Helen Selsdon, an anti-war mom who is organizing a protest march all by herself. Comment.

Gravy train

Dining: A gastronomic tour de force — on the L train! Comment.

Whose reality?

Cinema: Brooklyn directors explore the reality of reality TV. Comment.

Neighborhood Columnists

Babyless writer in giftless jam

Brooklyn South: Our baby-mocking columnist finds herself in the belly of the beast after her sister gives birth. Comment.

Save the Green Church. Why?

Yellow Hooker: Our columnist takes a contrary view about saving a Bay Ridge church that is slated to be torn down for condos. Comments (1).

Putting Walt in a time vault

Greene Acres: Our columnist finds Walt Whitman’s former home. Why is it not protected? Comments (6).

New York can’t find Brooklyn

Heights Lowdown: Has New York Magazine no sense of decency at all? Comment.

Slope goes down wrong-way street

PS … I Love You: In what seems like a monthly endeavor, our columnist attended yet another forum on where Park Slope is headed — and left cynical as ever. Comment.

Beautiful Smile tells all: Secret of life: ‘Kids, love and God’

Smartmom: Smartmom has an exclusive sit-down with her nanny, Beautiful Smile. Dumb Editor accuses her of double-dipping. Comments (1).

Purim is one wacky holiday

At synagogues and community centers throughout Brooklyn, Jews celebrated Purim, last Saturday night and Sunday, with costumed frivolity that commemorated the rescue of Jews in ancient Persia. Comment.

Bloomy comes to Brooklyn Tech

Fort Greene: Mayor Bloomberg traveled to Fort Greene on Tuesday to unveil a plan that he hopes will make all city high school students as successful as their Brooklyn Tech counterparts. Comment.

Civic Calendar

All the important meetings you should be going to. Comment.

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