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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

‘Bride’ ID’d from wedding ring

Park Slope: The mystery of the “Bride of Fourth Street” has been solved: she was not, in fact, about to get married. But she did have a wedding ring. Comments (1).

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Marty money misses mark

Politics: Borough President Markowitz, who for months has been openly toying with a run for the mayoralty in 2009, is trailing his would-be opponents badly in the only race that matters right now: money. Comment.

The ‘bride of Fourth Street’: Sleeping beauty has block abuzz

Park Slope: Fourth Street was abuzz on Sunday when neighbors awoke to find a woman — in full wedding attire — asleep on a ledge above the door of a Park Slope brownstone. Comments (1).

Pool with a view

Bridge ‘Park’: Summer fun — but not for long — at the Floating pool in the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development. Comment.

Battle for the $oul of Brooklyn: Obama and Clinton fighting ZIP by ZIP

Brooklyn Angle: Park Slope has officially caught Obama Fever. And Brooklyn Heights is filled with rabid Clintonistas. A report from the campaign trenches. Comment.

D’oh! Day-old donuts dunked

Bay Ridge: Pastry lovers are safe — for now. A local Chock Full of Nuts was recently shut down after it was discovered that the popular coffee and pastry franchise was selling stale donuts given to the owner by a competitor. Comment.

Bagel battle ends

Arena Bagels — the Atlantic Yards–area bagelry that ran afoul of Bruce Ratner’s opponents because the shop’s name suggested that the mega-development was inevitable — is now officially A.R.E.A. Bagels. Comment.

‘Domino’ falls?

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The tilted yellow “Domino Sugars” sign on the old Williamsburg waterfront refinery could still be salvaged even though the building to which it’s attached will likely be knocked down during the site’s impending 11-acre redevelopment. Comment.

Wear it’s going on

Fashion: GO’s guide to the best vintage shopping in the borough. Comments (2).

Book ’em! BookCourt grows

Carroll Gardens: The universe is expanding — and so is BookCourt! Comments (1).

Stop naming names: CB2 moves to curb street co-names

Downtown: A Brooklyn Heights community board, citing a rash of requests, is poised to make it tougher to rename streets after everyday people. Comments (1).

Carroll Park thugs won’t bring ‘Angels’

After thinking it over, Curtis Sliwa decided not deploy the Guardian Angels to Carroll Park after rock and water-balloon slinging teenagers made headlines by terrorizing families and park employees last week on two straight days. Comment.

A Dunn deal

Fashion: Brooklyn-based stylist Sara Dunn shared her thrift store secrets with us. Comment.

Rooftop serenade

Dining: Tina comes back from Italy and gets into the Spirito.  Comment.

Neighborhood Columnists

You can see for mile$

Beside the Point: Our columnist enjoys the $2-million view from atop Williamburg’s tallest tower. Comment.

Skunk on Ridge attack

Yellow Hooker: Our columnist encounters an urban skunk. Comments (1).

Crying in their beer in Red Hook

Brooklyn South: When did hot Red Hook go cold? Our columnist examines. Comment.

Nabe needs PO to be a nabe

Heights Lowdown: DUMBO is getting its own post office — sort of. Comment.

Crying in my tofu chicken

Greene Acres: Mobay, purveyor of the finest veggie-chicken roti from Fort Greene to Montego Bay, is dead. Our columnist mourns. Comment.

Slope creeps as city sleeps

PS … I Love You: Our columnist finds that some people think Park Slope goes all the way to 24th Street! Comments (1).

From MoMA to Moim

Dining: Manhattan’s loss is Park Slope’s gain with a new Korean eatery. Comment.

Green day

Downtown: What’s with those new green bike lanes? Comment.

The pen is mightier, but sword will do in this writers’ battle

Brooklyn novelist and occasional amateur pugilist Jonathan “Herring Wonder” Ames is in the fight of his life against a writer 11 years his junior. No, really. Comment.

‘Siren’ song

Music: A new Brooklyn music festival aims to shake up the summer concert establishment. Comments (1).

Other Voices

Throw out this bill

Editorial: The Paper opposes a bill that would criminalize the distribution of leaflets and circulars. Comment.

Why won’t OSFO write?

Smartmom: The Oh So Feisty One has been away at summer camp for more than a week and Smartmom hasn’t received a letter. Not one friggin’ letter. Comment.

She’s got Moore

Books: Prospect Heights overachiever releases book and record this summer. Comment.

Triple-threat Cyclones coverage

Cyclones off to best start ever

Cyclones: This team isn’t only a roll, they’re on a steamroll! Over one three-game stretch this week, the Cyclones outscored their opponents 49-12 and won sixth in a row. Comment.

Vogl’s an ‘Animal’

Cyclones: Here’s a Cyclone who’s a real animal at the plate — Will Vogl. Comment.

A ‘Minaya-cle’ visit to Brooklyn

Cyclones: Mets General Manager Omar Minaya was observing the Cyclones on July 17 — and the team won. No pressure, kids. No pressure. Comment.

Weight loss makes a new Carr

Cyclones: Cyclones pitcher Nick Carr lost 40 pounds — yet he’s bigger than ever. Comment.

Recalling Danny Garcia

Play’s the Thing: Danny Garcia is up on the wall at Keyspan Park, and up against the wall in his career. A reflection on the topsy-turvy world of the Cyclones’ first major-leaguer. Comments (1).

Park yourself here

Williamsburg: The 411 (and 311) on Williamsburg’s new waterfront park. Comment.

All drawn out

Cartoon: Our cartoonist’s take. Comment.

Slope Chocolate Girl is kosher

Park Slope: A new chocolate maker in town wants Park Slope’s picky foodies to know that “kosher” and “gourmet” needn’t be as incompatible as oil and water. Comments (2).

Sand dollars

Art: Brooklyn art galleries take the Hamptons by storm. Comment.

Everyone in the … skate park?

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The Parks Department asked North Brooklynites to “go to town” at a meeting earlier this month to discuss the future of Greenpoint’s long-shuttered McCarren Pool — and residents let their imaginations run wild to envision everything from a sandy beach to summer movies to urban kayaking. Comments (2).

5th Av shelter gets the nod

Park Slope: After months of debate and negotiations with neighbors, an affordable housing facility has finally been approved for the corner of Fifth Avenue and 16th Street. Comment.

City owns an area ‘crack house’

Carroll Gardens: Terrified residents of Boerum Hill say that crack dealers and their customers are operating out of a St. Marks Avenue building — a building that is actually owned by the city! Comment.

Century 21 parking lot approved by CB10

Bay Ridge: The parking lot that claimed the life of a much-loved bowling alley on 86th Street is one step closer to reality. Comment.

Ball pic

Cinema: HBO’s new Dodger documentary hammers it home.  Comment.

Hook is burning

Carroll Gardens: The famed “broken windows” theory is alive and well and sitting on a Red Hook street — where a burned out SUV has become an impromptu garbage dump. Comment.

New charges against Club Shadows

Bay Ridge: Club Shadows, the embattled Fourth Avenue nightclub that pleaded not guilty to four violations earlier this year, now wants to make a deal after getting hit with a new set of charges. Comment.

Cold case

Books: Dead letters come to life at Green-Wood Cemetery. Comment.

Roller mug on Fulton Mall

Downtown: A disabled woman was robbed of her handbag by a purse snatcher and a Rollerblading teen on July 12 — plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown. Comment.

Moving violation

Fort Greene: Someone sneaked into the Park Avenue lot of a company that specializes in renting moving trucks and made off with one of the heavy-duty haulers on July 9 — plus all the other crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Comment.

Nigerian ‘prince’ scams Ridge man

Bay Ridge: A wealthy Nigerian “prince” in desperate need of an American friend to help him transfer money out of his turbulent country found one in Bay Ridge — plus all the other crime news from the Ridge and the Hurst. Comment.

BBQ gives up its fat

Park Slope: Waiters at a well-liked barbecue restaurant on Fifth Avenue lost their night’s tips — and the eatery lost its receipts — in an early morning robbery on July 15. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope. Comment.

The Latest Development News

A new mansion on the ‘Hill’?

Fort Greene: A modernist riff on the courtyard-centric style of Mediterranean architecture is rising in Clinton Hill. Comment.

FG-CH downzone movin’ on up

Rezoning: The city is only one step away from making it more difficult to build towering, out-of-scale buildings in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, like the 18-story building threatening to rise on a residential block of Washington Avenue. Comment.

Swift senior nets gold

Fort Greene: There’s no way Edward Baker is 70 years old. Look at him. He’s chiseled. Watch him: he can run the 100 meter dash in 15.2 seconds — faster than men half his age. And now he’s wearing a gold medal from the Empire State Senior Games around his neck. Comments (1).

This regular ‘Joe’ wants a Wal-Mart in Brooklyn

Letters: Our mailbag runneth over with missives about the new Trader Joe’s, traffic, our Cyclones coverage, a stolen tricycle, a cellphone tower on 81st Street, and, of course, Atlantic Yards. Comment.

Not-so-great wall halted

Bay Ridge: The Department of Buildings has halted work on a wall that came between two 87th Street neighbors. Comment.

DeBlasio hates an architect!

Downtown: Councilman Bill DeBlasio vowed to stop one of the borough’s most prolific architects this week, charging designer Robert Scarano with endangering the safety and aesthetic character of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. Comment.

Borough Hall art project will be weird

Art: Anyone who has passed by the steps of Borough Hall and thought, “There ought to be some turquoise, L-shaped, table-like things here,” is going to get his wish. Comment.

New AIDS clinic is set for Downtown

Downtown plan: An health center for women will move into a Downtown that has increasingly become known less for its social service agencies than for its rising population of luxury residential towers. Comments (1).

YMCA pool is a splash with CB6

Park Slope: The Prospect Park Y wants to build a new pool — and Community Board 6 wants to let them! Comment.

July Recommendations

Advertorial: Great wines under $10. Comment.

Family Calendar

Parenting: All the fun for you and your family. Comment.

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