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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Here it is: our print edition!

Page 1: The print edition of The Brooklyn Paper will be on the streets tomorrow, but here’s your chance to read it all today! As usual, it’s jam-packed with the great journalism you’ve come to expect, but we even toss in a few surprises, like a full preview of Tuesday’s primary elections, including the bitter state Senate contest in Brooklyn Heights and rare congressional free-for-alls in Bay Ridge and central Brooklyn. Also in the issue, read all about three men who got tickets for drinking beer on their own stoop (!), a group of Bergen Street residents who saved an injured (and wayward) sea bird, and updates on all our ongoing arborcide coverage — plus all our regular police blotters, calendars and features. That Brooklyn Paper. Man, they’re onto something! Comment.

Gloves come off in state Senate race

Brooklyn Heights: State Sen. Marty Connor — embroiled in the political fight of his life — used a debate Wednesday night to lash into his 28-year-old opponent as a “trust fund man” with little life and neighborhood experience. Comments (6).

This bust’s for you!

Enjoying an ice cold one on your warm stoop could send you to the cooler — as one Park Sloper found out on Aug. 27. Comments (4).

Victory! Taps tightened on tree-killing ‘Waterfalls’

Art: Under fire from local groups and one of the city’s most-romantic restaurants, city officials have cut the hours that the “New York City Waterfalls” exhibit can propel its salt-laden water onto nearby trees — but the decision many not come in time to save some of the victims of Olafur Eliasson’s four-pronged arborcidal artwork. Comments (2).

From Russia with love

Dining: Are you craving a big night out, but feeling the pinch of inflation? Do you want to get away from it all, but can’t bear to get on a plane and witness how little the U.S. dollar now buys? Well, as close as Gravesend, there is a Russian nightclub where your dollar seems to have all of the purchasing power of the ruble, circa 1989. Comments (1).

Big win — and the Cyclones remain in the lead!

Cyclones: Another victory — the team’s 10th in its last 11 games — keeps the Cyclones one-half game ahead of their wild card rivals. Comment.

‘Crime’ pays

DUMBO: “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh to read from his new book, “Crime,” in DUMBO. Comment.

Park goes to pork

Brooklyn Angle: Our columnist loves barbecue, but not at the expense of Prospect Park, which saw a massive spike in illegal grilling this summer. Comments (1).

‘Red’ alert

Coney Island: Coney Island Sideshow star Insectavora to release a new DVD. And she’s singing? Comment.

Hookers lining up for their BJs

Red Hook: Plans to bring BJ’s Wholesale Club, potentially the second big box retailer in Red Hook, sent a shiver of excitement and mild horror through the neighborhood this week. Comments (16).

Go with the “Flow”

Cinema: “Flow,” a new documentary by Brooklyn filmmaker Irena Salina about one of our most necessary — and endangered resources — water, will finally get a run in a theater, beginning Sept. 12. Comment.

Trees saved on Remsen Street

Brooklyn Heights: All the leaves are brown — but the gray cement is finally gone. Comment.

Tasty restaurant gossip

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

Thieves in for summer!

Crime: Crooks made the most of students’ summer vacation, snagging thousands of dollars of electronics from Brooklyn schools in at least three separate heists. Comment.

‘Pool’ parties may not be over

Williamsburg: The fat lady — or, more accurately, the guy in skinny jeans — hasn’t sung for the final time in Greenpoint’s McCarren Park Pool. Comment.

Stein’s way or the highway

Carroll Gardens: The developer behind an embattled Carroll Gardens condo building thinks he can beat back neighborhood opposition this time with some New Math. Comments (2).

Call it the ‘Green’ church; Salvage crews move in to sell whatever doesn’t move

Bay Ridge: The “Green Church” might be coming down — but it’s also going up for sale. Comments (3).

Squarehead collared, yet break-ins persist

DUMBO: The smasher just got collared — but the car thefts and break-ins have proliferated in his absence! Comment.

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: As always, the mailbag is filled — this time with letters from the mother of that artist who got arrested by the Chinese, the Asian Tiger Mosquito invasion, a crackhouse in Williamsburg and, of course, how great The Brooklyn Paper is. Comments (1).

Making it ‘Grand’

Art: Grand Army Plaza is a traffic nightmare — but starting next week, it’ll host a tantalizing exhibition of what might lie in store. Comment.

‘Matrimony’ author wed to Slope

Books: Park Slopers may feel like they’re married to Park Slope author Joshua Henkin over the next two weeks. Comment.

Family calendar

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

Civic calendar

Event: All the local events you should be going to. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Cyclones playoff tickets (yes, playoff tickets!) go on sale!

Cyclones: The Cyclones are going to make the playoffs (ya gotta believe, right?), so the team will begin selling post-season tickets on Thursday morning at 10 am. Comment.

No reason to scream on Nov. 11

Carroll Gardens: Rest assured Brooklyn — Nov. 11 will be a scream-free day. Comments (9).

50 reasons why Smartmom’s on the emotional roller coster

Smartmom: She’s turning 50. Oy vey! Comments (1).

Parking hiatus moves to Red Hook

Red Hook: Red Hookers will get to join the suspended alternate-side-of-the-street parking fun on Monday, Sept. 8, when the city moves to its fourth and final round of swapping new parking signs in Community Board 6. Comment.

Pork store no has been; A&S to reopen in the Slope

Shopping: The fat is no longer in the fire for the beloved A&S Pork Store in Park Slope, now that the venerable shop has announced it will move within the sausage-loving neighborhood rather than close. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008

Fair end to fowl story

Boerum Hill: A badly injured sea bird had firefighters scrambling on Bergen Street in Boerum Hill on Tuesday morning — but New York’s Bravest were eventually able to coax this scared and wounded cormorant into safe hands. Comments (2).

Surging Cyclones take lead for final playoff spot! Team has won nine in row

Cyclones: The Brooklyn Cyclones — once written off for dead — have turned their season around and now lead in the race for the league’s lone wild-card spot with just five games to go. The Cyclones won their ninth game in a row last night. Comment.

Ikea’s bus fix; Superstore’s shuttle no longer an ‘idle’ threat

Shopping: The Ikea bus-aster at Borough Hall and in Park Slope has been resolved. Comments (1).

Back to school!

Park Slope: Kids head back to schools — and The Brooklyn Paper is there. Comment.

Out of the swim of things

Awesome: All good things come to an end: The public pools are closed. With video … Comment.

Hansel and regretal!

Dooley Noted: Our puppetry reviewer weighs in on the new show at Puppetworks, “Hansel & Gretel.” Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008

Victory! Taps tightened on tree-killing ‘Waterfalls’

Art: The tree-killing “New York City Waterfalls” project, which has enraged plant-loving Brooklynites by damaging local flora near the River Cafe in DUMBO and along the fabled Brooklyn Heights Promenade, will be turned off half of the time starting next week. Comments (2).

Hasidim: This ad is anti-sign-metic?

Fort Greene: A billboard hyping the sexy teen drama “90210” has some members of Williamsburg’s Hasidic Jews all worked up. Comments (10).

The last gasp of summer

Awesome: Pools and parades mark Labor Day today. Comment.

Big weekend for Clones! They’re just one game out

Cyclones: It was a huge weekend for the once-languishing Cyclones, as the team won all three of its games to move just one game behind in the race for the New York-Penn League’s lone wild-card berth. The three-game sweep raised the Cyclones win streak to eight games and put the squad three games back of the hated Staten Island Yankees. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 29, 2008

Cops nab DUMBO ‘smasher’

DUMBO: Police arrested a man they believe has been smashing car windows in the DUMBO area after the DA tied his DNA to a crimescene. Comments (1).

Six men and The Paper

Politics: Ed Towns and Kevin Powell; Marty Connor and Daniel Squadron; and Michael McMahon and Steve Harrison: All are running in three contested Democratic Primary contests on Sept. 9. Last week, The Brooklyn Paper met with all of them. Here’s what they had to say! Comment.

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