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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Slice of your life

Park Slope: Glass falls from decrepit Seventh Avenue building, spares preservationist. Comment.

Organic crime in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: Inside the underground world of raw milk. Comment.

At your service

Nightlife: Pricey mix-your-own-drink craze lands in Prospect Heights. Comments (3).

Atlantic Yards Coverage

Another Yards lawsuit filed

Atlantic Yards: Twenty-six Brooklyn civic groups have gotten together and filed the latest lawsuit over Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development. Comment.

Barclays linked to slavery — again

Development: A reparations advocate says that in 1969, the British bank bought an institution with ties to the slave trade. Comments (2).

Rainy Day Brooklyn

GO Brooklyn’s essential guide to surviving April showers. Comment.

The new Coney Island

Freaking out over Coney Island

Coney Island: Carnies descend on City Hall to protest waterfront condos. Comment.

Joe in the Show

Cyclones: Last year’s Clone is this year’s Met. Comment.

How Swede it is

Dining: A new chef at Melt makes Tina do just that! Comments (1).

Border crossing

Dining: A new look at the new location of Mexicali. Comment.

City, neighbors hope to quiet ‘noisy’ church

Fort Greene: For 15 years, neigbors of the Celestial Church of Christ have complained about its loud Sunday service. Now, the city is set to do something about it. Comments (2).

State pol: BAM LDC mishandled cash

Fort Greene: A Westchester legislator says the Harvey Litchenstein was treated to a double dip. Comment.

How Port Authority dollars found their way to BAM

Fort Greene: Why did the Port Authority give money to BAM? Comment.

Historic restaurant closes

Fridays quits Gage & Tollner site on Fulton

Downtown: TGI Friday’s has closed down their restaurant inside the historic Gage & Tollner building. Comment.

The street doomed Gage, its owner says

Downtown: Joe Chirico, who put his heart and soul into Gage and Tollner for nine years, says it’s tough for any restaurant to survive in that location. Comment.

Masha Hamilton

Checkin’ in with: Do you love your favorite book enough to, well, let it go? Masha Hamilton hopes so. Comment.

Other Local Stories

Victory doomed Victory

Bay Ridge: The Fire Department’s decision to stop allowing ambulances from Victory Memorial Hospital to respond to 911 calls as of April 1 — a decision that the beleaguered hospital claimed put patients at risk — was made largely because of the medical center’s inability to keep its own emergency vehicles on the road, a high-level FDNY chief told The Brooklyn Paper. Comment.

Dyker rezoning moves ahead

Bay Ridge: Dyker Heights’ downzoning has been officially certified. Comment.

History on display on Columbia

Art: A Columbia Street mural gives you the skinny on Red Hook in newspaper clips. Comment.

Bubby’s owner fights back

Downtown: According to its owner, Bubby’s in DUMBO won’t be closing anytime soon. Comments (1).

SUV rams Atlantic shop

Downtown: A drunk driver plowed his truck through the window of an Atlantic Avenue storefront. Comment.

The ‘J’ majors in art

DUMBO: The J Condo is hosting an art competition for potential buyers. Comment.

Bike lane plan OK’d

Park Slope: Community Board 6 might not like one-way avenues, but they love bike lanes. Comment.

Prospect Park Little League kicks off

Park Slope: It’s time for kids to play ball! Comments (1).

The Phantom Bus of Fort Greene

Fort Greene: Unraveling the mystery of the lost bus stop. Comment.

St. Felix gets hot over boiler

Fort Greene: A church’s not-so-portable heating unit on its way out Comment.

Indie band has a beef with Smith Street

Music: Life in a Blender is wondering ‘What happened to Smith?’ Comment.

Best buds

Event: What you don’t know about the Botanic Garden’s ‘Hanami’ festival. Comment.

Neighborhood Columnists

Hidden desire — for a garage

Brooklyn South: I guess we all wish we had a place to put our car — amound other things. Comment.

Wal-Mart needs a better map

Heights Lowdown: Maybe the behemouth should study Brooklyn before putting a store here. Comment.

Is Gentile pulling a Ratner on us?

Yellow Hooker: What’s more important, individual rights or the good of the community? Comment.

Luxury condos no ‘state’ secret

Greene Acres: Elected officials rail against a plan to sell a state-owned office building at 55 Hanson Place. Comment.

Can teens find ‘Harmony’?

PS … I Love You: At 3 pm, teenagers take over the sidewalks — and civilization as we know it. Comment.

Write or wrong

Books: Colson Whitehead gives speech at LIU, doesn’t return our calls. Comments (1).

Bishop rocks

Music: After a busy 2006, local rockers Bishop Allen gear up for another big year. Comment.

One-way debate continues

Letters: Our readers sound off some more on the plan to install one-way avenues in Park Slope. Comment.

In the hood

TV: The Black Donnellys and Brooklyn’s new mafia connection. Comment.

Out with the old, into the bathroom

Smartmom: Smartmom ruffles some feathers while cleaning up the clan’s apartment. Comment.

Cheesburgers, cash stolen from delivery man

Park Slope: A roundup of neighborhood crime. Comment.

Two teens beaten on Smith Street

Fort Greene: A round-up of neighborhood crime. Comment.

A Gold Medal Winner from Chile: Millaman, Reserve Zinfandel

Advertorial: There are times when my work really has some great benefits. This January I was flown to Chile to be a judge in the Wines of Chile Competition. Comment.

Herbie the cow in Hereford Heaven

Bay Ridge: Last seen running through the streets of Bay Ridge, Herbie the cow is now living the good life Upstate. Comment.

The ol’ ‘What time is it?’ trick

Bay Ridge: A roundup of this week’s neighborhood crime Comment.

Civic Calendar

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

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