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Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007

Brooklyn Paper is ‘Newspaper of the Year’

The Brooklyn Paper is a Suburban News­papers of America “Newspaper of the Year,” the group announced on Monday. Comments (9).

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007

Stuck in park

Bridge ‘Park’: While million-dollar condos are selling like hotcakes at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, the “park” itself is again at a standstill. Comment.

Domino fight lights up hood

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A neighborhood activist who would like to derail plans for a $1.3-billion high-rise development at the old Domino Sugar site has erected a seven-story, red LED sign that screams, “SAVE DOMINO.” Comments (2).

‘Park’ condos selling fast

Bridge ‘Park’: The first luxury waterfront condos within the state’s Brooklyn Bridge Park development are selling at a rate of one a day, according to Robert Levine, owner of the 499-unit building at One Brooklyn Bridge Park (360 Furman St.), at the foot of Joralemon Street beneath Brooklyn Heights. Comment.

The Latest Development News

Egret-able!

Carroll Gardens: Activist hopes to save empty lot in Red Hook for birds. Comment.

Zigun: Zip for Sitt

Coney Island: Coney Island developer Joe Sitt is being accused of backing out of a deal to save a historic Coney Island building. Comment.

Chang gets $22M for a hotel

Carroll Gardens: Hotelier Sam Chang has sold his barely three-month-old Comfort Inn Hotel for more than $22 million. Comment.

Scarano cries foul as Billyburgers blame him for problems on L-line

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Activists claim the controversial architect is the reason a hole was accidentally drilled into a subway station. Comment.

House of D plaza scorned

Carroll Gardens: A pedestrian-friendly detail in the city’s proposal to reopen and expand the House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue has ignited a storm of opposition. Comment.

Canal condos coming

Carroll Gardens: At least one developer is ready to put condos on the Gowanus Canal. Comment.

Now that’s a big box!

Red Hook: Ikea is rising in Red Hook. Comment.

Tillie’s seeks mural support

Fort Greene: An artist is proposing a mural for the side of Tillie’s coffee shop, but her idea has to past muster with preservationists. Comment.

Plea for Broken Angel

Fort Greene: The son of the artist who built the iconic Broken Angel ziggurat has issued a written plea for “public support” during his family’s continued fight with the city. Comment.

Is Armory deal iron clad?

Park Slope: The city is seeking bids for an athletic facility in the Park Slope Armory. Comment.

Reason for Anger

Perspective: The Weekly World News, featuring our favorite voice of conservatism, Ed Anger, has stopped it’s presses forever. How would Mr. Anger react? Comment.

What’s on your ‘To Do’ list?

Art: Artists covered two large windows of a DUMBO building with Post-it notes on Wednesday, in an interactive exhibit of what the average person has “to do.” Comment.

Rock of (all) ages

Music: Kiddie music craze has borough smelling like pre-school spirit. Comment.

Bet the farm

Dining: Marco Rivero trades pigs for cows and wins. Comment.

Neighborhood Columnists

The Witnesses next door

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist visits with her Brooklyn Heights neighbors Comments (4).

Iced Coffee Talk in Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn South: Our columnist crunches the numbers and figures out her favorite summertime pick-me-up is too expensive for everyday use. Comment.

Sixteen reasons why tower’s too big

Greene Acres: The city earned some brownie points in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this week, quashing a developer’s plans to build a 16-story tower on a four-story block. Comment.

Some old story ‘saving’ Ridge

Yellow Hooker: Another beloved building may be coming down for condos and - you guessed it — everyone is up in arms! Comment.

Grape expectations

Dining: Greenwood Heights meets Paris with a new wine and tapas bar. Comment.

Domino Sugar Factory

Domino fight lights up hood

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A neighborhood activist who would like to derail plans for a $1.3-billion high-rise development at the old Domino Sugar site has erected a seven-story, red LED sign that screams, “SAVE DOMINO.” Comments (2).

Deeper look at Domino history

Beside the Point: The second of a three-part series on the history of sugar in the United States. Comment.

Sharp division over Domino plans

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Residents, pols debate future of massive sugar plant site. Comment.

Wine, cooler

Dining: Boozy sorbet hits Brooklyn! Comment.

Austen power

Cinema: Carroll Gardens native Hathaway has on-screen fun with Jane. Comment.

Auf Wiedersehen!

Books: Local author releases book, leaves Brooklyn for Berlin. Comment.

Bed-rest for Congresswoman Clarke

Politics: Rep. Yvette Clarke is on bed-rest in her Flatbush home following surgery last Monday to remove uterine fibroids. Comment.

All drawn out

Bridge ‘Park’: Our cartoonist’s take. Comments (1).

Waddle’s next for penguins

Downtown: The world’s largest online penguin paraphernalia retailer — Brooklyn’s own “Penguin Place” — is so ruffled by a Hollywood-inspired explosion in competition, that he’s re-tooling his Web site. Comment.

Over the Hill

Music: Former Fugee Lauryn Hill comes to Brooklyn, but is it a come back? Comment.

Bobbling boro

Cyclones hand out Marty action figure.  Comment.

Concert aids Wall of Remembrance

Gary Sinese and his Lt. Dan Band will be performing at the Whitman Theater of Brooklyn College in a concert to raise money for the expansion of the Wall of Remembrance at Keyspan Park. Comment.

Society fixes bluestone

Downtown: The Brooklyn Historical Society is getting a new bluestone sidewalk. Comment.

More parking for DUMBO

Downtown: The city is making on-street parking more resident-friendly in the former manufacturing district. Comment.

City caves: Parents win fight against suspension center

Fort Greene: Bowing to community, the city has withdrawn a plan to cram a center for suspended students into Fort Greene’s highly regarded MS 113. Comments (1).

He had to have park

Park Slope: Want to fix your local park? Then you better have patience and a lot of determination. Comment.

Sewage woes at Fourth Ave KFC

Park Slope: A couple is claiming that wastewater from a nearby KFC is destroying their house. Comment.

Locals say new supermarket stinks, literally

Bay Ridge: After locals complained about too much trash, traffic and noise, Great Wall Supermarket on Fort Hamilton Parkway near 67th Street has agreed to clean up its waste. Comments (1).

Out-of-control Dodge slams corner near Landmark Pub

Park Slope: An out-of-control Dodge wreaked havoc in Park Slope on Sunday, careening into and knocking down the blue scaffolding outside of the old Landmark Pub building on Seventh Avenue and Second Street, reportedly taking down the awning of the Met Food Market next store, and, finally, crashing into a tree in front of Maggie Moo’s ice cream shop. Comment.

Park Push

Bay Ridge: Finally! The city’s making Dreier-Offerman Park a park! Comment.

Push Hurst bike path fix

Bay Ridge: Rep. Vito Fossella says the bike path along the Shore Road promenade is in desperate need of repairs. Comment.

Your Local Police Blotter

Fight ends in bloodshed

Park Slope: … and other crime in Park Slope Comment.

Stolen card is a ticket to ride

Bay Ridge: … and all your local crime. Comment.

Wilding teens stab two in Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens: … and all your Carroll Gardens crime. Comment.

Cement mixer is taken

Downtown: They’ll steal anything… Comment.

Choked and robbed

Fort Greene: He was waiting for a bus on Ryerson Street! Comment.

Why France Matters, Part II

Advertorial: Last week I spoke of the laws of Appellations d’Origine Controlée that govern, among other things, wine making in France. Let’s examine how these rational laws benefit both the producers of wine and the wine drinkers. Comment.

Your family

In Slope, the sidewalks have eyes

Smartmom: What happens in the idyllic brownstone neighborhood of Park Slope if you see a teenager smoking a cigarette on Seventh Avenue? Comment.

Family Calendar

Parenting: Things to do with your kids this week. Comment.

Triple-threat Cyclones coverage

Cyclones mid-year report card

Play’s the Thing: Brooklyn’s Bard of Baseball rates the Cyclones at the half-way point of their season. Comment.

Slugger Voyles recovering from bean ball

Cyclones: When a batter gets hit in the head with a fastball, they usually see stars. But when Cyclones slugger J.R. Voyles got plunked last Friday night, everyone in the ballpark saw fireworks. Comment.

To get Castillo, Mets give up two Clones

Ups & Downs: Why is it the Mets can’t hold onto their Cyclones? Comment.

Subway derails pitcher

Cyclones: Eric Niesen sure can pitch, but can he ride the subway? Comment.

The Skittles man cometh

Cyclones: The Mayor of Section 14 has a new treat for his constituents. Comment.

Civic Calendar

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

We’re in a heap of trouble if Barron’s the Beep

Letters: Once again, The Paper has been inundated with correspondence from readers like you. Comment.

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