Page 1: This week’s news-on-trees version of The Brooklyn Paper is a juggernaut, including coverage of the bike-car war, Marty Markowitz’s fiscal shinanigans and two women who want to sell ice cream in Rwanda. It’s a great issue — and as we say in the newsroom, “Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn!” Comment.
Parenting: One of the borough’s oldest and best-loved cultural institutions will be showing off a brand new look this weekend, as the Brooklyn Children’s Museum reopens on Saturday after a yearlong, $48.5-million renovation. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights: A newcomer to Brooklyn Heights wants the glowing red Verizon logo removed from the telecommunication building just across the Brooklyn Bridge, and is vowing to ramp up the fight just like the masses before him. Comments (7).
Brooklyn Heights: The principal of Brooklyn Heights’ popular PS 8 spent the week calming parents’ nerves that the elementary school had slipped backwards now that the city handed the school an F in its annual report cards. Comment.
Park Slope: In a style of problem-solving that resonates with many Park Slopers, two green activists says they have the answer to rocketing fuel prices and environmental pollution — they’re forming a cooperative. Comments (3).
Shopping: Brooklyn Heights residents will not only get their Gristedes back, but the Henry Street supermarket, gutted by an April 1 fire, will re-open in mid-October with a new upscale look. Comments (2).
Park Slope: The two faces of Park Slope were fully on display on Sunday, as hundreds of empty seats showed up for an anti-war rally, but hundreds of dollars were raised at a 14th Street bake sale for presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Comments (1).
Williamsburg: North Brooklyn residents are striking back after a hit and run accident injured a cyclist by boycotting a cab company that they say is disrespectful, discourteous, and downright dangerous. Comments (10).
Bay Ridge: How much does the Republican establishment on Staten Island hate former Assemblyman Robert Straniere? So much so that the Republican-Conservative borough president of that island paradise has endorsed Straniere’s Democratic rival for the long-GOP seat being vacated by Rep. Vito Fossella. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights: The principal of Brooklyn Heights’ popular PS 8 spent the week calming parents’ nerves that the elementary school had slipped backwards now that the city handed the school an F in its annual report cards. Comments (5).