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Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007

The Brooklyn Paper is ‘Newspaper of the Year’

Calling The Brooklyn Paper “strongly and brightly written throughout,” judges for the Suburban Newspapers of America specifically praised “Brooklyn’s Real Newspaper” for its reporting on Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development. Comments (2).

Tornado hits, killing trees, damaging homes

Bay Ridge: A tornado hit Brooklyn for the first time in 100 years, and left destruction in its wake. Comments (1).

NYU opens Brooklyn dorm, may merge with Polytechnic

Downtown: New York University is coming to Brooklyn — and so is its voracious appetite for real estate. Comment.

All drawn out

Cartoon: Our cartoonist’s take. Comment.

Up in smoke

Nightlife: How Brooklyn became hooked on smoking hookahs. Comment.

The new Coney Island

Hotel Deno

Coney Island: Coney Island carney seeks rooms of his own as city acts to derail Thor’s plan. Comment.

Why not Thor?

Editorial: What does the city have against Joe Sitt and his company, Thor Equities? Comments (1).

The Latest Development News

Lawrence St tower may top Williamsburgh Bank

Downtown plan: Plans show a new Downtown condominium tower would be taller than the iconic Williamsburgh Bank Building. Comment.

Mayor delivers for Ratner

Atlantic Yards: Mayor Bloomberg agreed this week to give Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner a $200 million bonus. Comment.

Legislators seek fresh Atlantic Yards oversight

Atlantic Yards: A group of city and state officials want better government oversite of the Atlantic Yards project. Comment.

Big buildings on fast track

Carroll Gardens: In order to beat plans for a downzone in Carroll Gardens, developers are trying to lay foundations as fast as they possibly can. Comment.

Biking it in Brooklyn

Nighttime bike race skirts rules in Prospect Park

Park Slope: The secret world of an after-dark bike race held weekly in Prospect Park. Comment.

City’s racking up bikes on Bedford Ave.

Williamsburg: Hipster bikers are shunning cars and leaving their bicycles at nine new bike racks near the L train. Comments (1).

‘Dog’ days of August

Barking mad over fountain

Fort Greene: Owners of hot dogs seek relief in Fort Greene Park. Comment.

In Bushwick, life isn’t for the dogs

Williamsburg: Dirty streets are among the problems faced by pet owners. Comments (1).

Something’s cooking

Dining: Hot new Oven heats up the Brooklyn Heights dining scene. Comment.

Neighborhood Columnists

The Heights’ stroller derby

Heights Lowdown: Why do baby strollers need to be the size of SUVs? Comment.

Is it Bay Ridge Syndrome?

Yellow Hooker: Our columnist attempts to get to the bottom of the lack of information on two recent Ridge crimes, and learns something along the way. Comments (1).

Easiest way to keep cool is here

Brooklyn South: Just off our Stoop, there are two public pools to choose from. Our columnist tells you where to go. Comment.

Whitman’s not falling just yet

Greene Acres: Our columnist check’s into the rumored sale by the city of the Ingersoll housing project. Comment.

Sugar story’s grand finale

Beside the Point: The final of a three-part piece on the history of the sugar industry in Greenpoint. Comments (2).

Storm may have caused collapse

Park Slope: A building’s wall came down after Wednesday’s storm, leaving a family living next store out on the street. Comment.

Where there’s a Willow

Theater: All the Heights is a stage for playwright Frank Polito. Comment.

Neighbors demand arborcide

Bay Ridge: A giant tree in a prominent Ridgite’s back yard has neighbors calling for a chainsaw. Comment.

Letters

Bearing witness to the Witnesses

Letters: In a letter to The Paper, a former Jehovah’s Witness issues a warning. Comments (4).

Fixing rubber band problem a stretch

Letters: Once again, we’ve received a number of interesting letters from readers like you! Comment.

In the mix

Art: ‘Sack’ in action! The Brooklyn Museum unveils second feminist art show. Comment.

Hook amused by submarine stunt

Carroll Gardens: It made national headlines as a bonehead stunt, but the infamous sub drew cheers here. Comment.

The Garbage Lady, Leila Darabi

Checkin’ in with: She lets you know what happens to your trash! Comments (4).

Rock ‘Registry’

Music: Greenpoint record label throws gigantic birthday bash. Comment.

Take a hike

Books: New borough walking guide makes tourists of us all Comments (1).

Harrison to challenge Vito again

Bay Ridge: Both lawyer Steve Harrison and Rep. Vito Fossella are ready to duke it out again — mostly over the war in Iraq. Comment.

Median wanted for Carlton Ave.

Fort Greene: Residents say a converted two-way street is more dangerous then it was before. Comment.

Free yoga — by the pool

Downtown: The headline says it all! Comment.

Triple-threat Cyclones coverage

Three days in the bus leagues

Play’s the Thing: The Bard of Brooklyn Baseball follows a Cyclone around town — and beyond. Comment.

A look inside Hector’s laboratory

Cyclones: Cyclones pitching coach Hector Berrios has some unconventional ways of teaching his hurlers — but the results can’t be argued with. Comment.

Hey girls, leave Grady alone!

Cyclones: Cyclones southpaw Grady Hinchman is a happily married man. Comments (3).

Little minor things

Just because you’re a professional ball player, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to carry the dirty laundry. Comment.

Bruin Brant Rustich breaks in

Cyclones: Drafted earlier this year, UCLA-product Brant Rustich has joined the Cyclones Comment.

Righty’s got the ink on

Cyclones: Cyclone Will Morgan loves his tat, and is planning on getting some more. Comment.

Ridge resident is the next Idol

Bay Ridge: Ridgite Dawn Barry-Hansen just landed a role in “Idol: The Musical,” an Off-Broadway play. Comment.

Ratner robbed at Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards: A Forest City Ratner construction site was robbed this week — and all the local crime. Comment.

Your family

Family calendar

Parenting: All your local family events. Comment.

The Hamptons ain’t for kids

Smartmom: Smartmom noticed it first: there was a note on the menu blackboard and in the menu as well that said: It is a condition of service at the Clam Bar that all children must stay in their seats. Comment.

Force against crime

Downtown: Photos from the annual National Night Out Against Crime. Comment.

Man robs ex-girlfriend

Bay Ridge: … and all the local crime Comment.

August recommendations

Advertorial: Wines for the summer heat. Comment.

Civic Calendar

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

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