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Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

The doctor is in — and hip!

Williamsburg: Meet the new face of medical science in Williamsburg: A “chief imagineer” who is more inspired by the Apple Store than the old adage about an “apple a day.” Comment.

‘Golden’ rule on Green Church

Bay Ridge: Preservationists intent on saving Fourth Avenue’s so-called “Green Church” were praying for help from state Sen. Marty Golden — but even after they showed him 1,179 signatures in support of rescuing the 109-year-old house of worship, they couldn’t convert the influential politician. Comments (4).

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008

Here it is: our print edition!

Page 1: This week’s print edition of The Brooklyn Paper is a juggernaut, packed with stories on the latest delay at Brooklyn Bridge Park (plus our editorial), a yogurt war on Court Street, news from Coney Island, our Eye of the Storm Cyclones coverage, Bob Dylan’s show in Prospect Park and all the happenings in our award-winning GO Brooklyn section. Comment.

The ‘park’ stops here

Bridge ‘Park’: The highly touted first phase of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park — a grand, Euro-style piazza and skating rink under the Brooklyn Bridge that was supposed to open next fall — will be delayed at least five years. Comments (3).

Join the ‘Cult’

Cinema: The new feature film “Cult of Sincerity” is like a National Geographic documentary on the feeding, mating and social rituals of Williamsburg’s twentysomething hipsters. And sometimes, the truth hurts. Comment.

Yogurt war!

Downtown: Court Street will get a brain freeze in the next few weeks when three different upscale frozen yogurt shops open within four blocks of each other. Comments (1).

It’s payback time! Bloomberg endorses rookie in Heights race

Brooklyn Heights: Mayor Bloomberg — a billionaire former Republican — has inserted himself into the Democratic race for a Brooklyn Heights state Senate seat, endorsing a well off newcomer against longtime incumbent Marty Connor as payback for votes against him in Albany. Comments (6).

Heaven help us

Theater: Theater for the New City’s latest show, “It’s the Economy Stupid! or The Turning Point” — their 32nd annual Summer Street Theater production — is a musical writ large as a children’s allegory that follows the earnest adventures of the Angel Gabriel. The heavenly production comes to Prospect Park on Aug. 23. Comment.

Yards ‘domain’ case has some eminence

Atlantic Yards: Legal experts agree on one thing about the latest lawsuit to block the Atlantic Yards project — the plaintiffs have put together a crafty argument to combat the project. Comments (3).

‘Grand’ party

Shopping: Business owners on Grand Avenue in Clinton HIll are banding together to throw a truly grand block party on Saturday. Comment.

Korean ‘Indy’

Cinema: The 2008 New York Korean Film Festival comes to Fort Greene on Aug. 29 with Korea’s answer to “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Once Upon a Time.” Comment.

Cyclone loss drops team further back

Cyclones: The Cyclones were asleep on their bats on Wednesday night. Comment.

All Drawn Out

Cartoon: Each week, award-winning cartoonist Cristian Fleming gives us his take on the issues of the day. This week, Fleming pokes fun at our self-aggrandizing, bike-riding editor. Comment.

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We’re dishing up Brooklyn’s latest food news! Comment.

Keith Richards — my mentor

The Search: Our columnist — newly dumped and homeless — begins his quest to solve both problems in our new weekly feature. Comment.

Ripper on the loose!

Park Slope: Vigilante or hero? You decide. Comments (14).

Pub of contention

Park Slope: It’s the story of our time: A once-forsaken urban strip becomes a nightlife hangout — and residents who were there through it all are angry. Comments (1).

Thorn-y issue

Music: It’s hard to believe that the final show of the Seaside Summer Concert Series is upon us, but that night — Aug. 21 — is drawing near. Comment.

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: As always, the mailbag is filled — this time with letters about Long Island College Hospital’s finances, a city plan to expand a Brooklyn Heights elementary school, a congressional race in Bay Ridge, legislative pay raises, and a controversial developer in Carroll Gardens. Comments (1).

Family calendar

Parenting: All the fun you could be having with your kids. Comment.

Civic Calendar

Event: All the meetings and civic events you should be going to! Comment.

Business Briefs

Advertorial: The latest merchant news from our Advertising Department. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

Two Dylans show up at Prospect Park

Brooklyn Angle: Our columnist gives his review of the event of the season: Bob Dylan in Prospect Park. Comments (11).

Gersh’s new bike!

Cyclones surge continues with 6–2 win

Cyclones: The Cyclones got great hitting, better pitching — and three errors by the Auburn Doubledays in their 6–2 win on Tuesday night. Comment.

Meal ticket to City Hall

Politicrasher: Our columnist gets a free meal off of mayoral wannabe, Rep. Anthony Weiner. Comments (2).

Mom and daughter foil thief!

Park Slope: If it’s Wednesday, it must be Police Blotter day on BrooklynPaper.com. From our Park Slope bureau, a mom and daughter foil a robbery — plus all the other crime news from the neighborhood’s 78th Precinct. Find your neighborhood below. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008

An alternate universe! No rules zone goes west

Carroll Gardens: A wider swath of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill — plus the Columbia Street Waterfront District — will now get the same freedom from the stresses (and joys!) of alternate-side-of-the-street parking starting on Monday. Comment.

Nothing finer than improving this diner

Red Hook: When the rail-car-style Cheyenne Diner relocates to Red Hook from Manhattan next month, it will have waterfront views, a beer garden and an upgraded menu from the standard greasy spoon fare, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2).

Meet our Dylan winner

Event: Will Bob Dylan do a tribute to Isaac Hayes tonight in Prospect Park? If so, you can thank our Dylan ticket contest winner, Mike Wood. Meet him in this exclusive video! With video … Comments (1).

Astroland owner left to sit and spin

Coney Island: Coney Island’s historic Astroland will close up for the season in just over a month — and when it does, it may be closing for good. Comments (6).

It’s Teen Spirit’s wild years

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Smartmom Day on BrooklynPaper.com. In this week’s installment, Smartmom reveals what it’s like to have a strong-willed, moody 17-year-old in the house. Comments (4).

Cyclones win the rubber game

Cyclones: Needing a win to keep pace with the first-place Yankees, the Cyclones got great pitching from Pedro “No Relation” Martinez. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 11, 2008

Not a total loss for scrappy Cyclones

Cyclones: Two out of three ain’t bad — especially when one is a bottom-of-the-10th win. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Half Foods! Whole Foods’ Brooklyn plan being retooled

Gowanus: Whole Foods is “revising” its secretive plans for their first Brooklyn store, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2).

Dog day in Brooklyn Heights

Bloomy in the ’Hood: A fifth pet store in the neighborhood has tails wagging and humans talking. Comments (1).

Dom the Benchwarmer!

Politicrasher: Our political insider covers a councilman’s ribbon-cutting at a post office. Man, how the mighty have fallen. Comments (6).

McMahon on the stump, er, pump

Bay Ridge: Congressional hopeful Mike McMahon is a little bit of Al Gore, a lot of Barack Obama and even a little bit of Richard Nixon on energy and the environment. Comment.

Mike’s Search

The Search: Join our senior reporter as he looks for love — and a place to live — in today’s Brooklyn. Fasten your seatbelts, readers, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! With video … Comments (7).

See you in September? They hope

Bay Ridge: Students at Bay Ridge’s venerable Adelphi Academy may have to find a new place to hit the books come September — and famed billionaire developer and mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis is right there in the middle of it. Comments (5).

8-8-08!

DUMBO: Here’s ace reporter Sarah Portlock’s take on 8-8-08! With video … Comment.

8-8-08!

DUMBO: Here’s ace reporter Sarah Portlock’s take on 8-8-08! With video … Comment.

Clones one-hit Lowell

Cyclones: The Cyclones traveled to Taxachussetts to take on the Lowell Spinners — and the weaving industry-inspired team was punchless all night, getting only one hit and falling 2–0. Comment.

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