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Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Mean streets

Bicyclists, drivers and walkers in constant war. Comments (7).

Mike is Bloomy’s McMahon!

Bay Ridge: Yet another Republican — well, sort of — has endorsed Democratic Councilman Mike McMahon for the Bay Ridge congressional seat long held by the GOP. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

Here it is: our print edition!

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.

Mean streets

Bicyclists, drivers and walkers in constant war. Comments (7).

Tots’ landing: Children’s Museum prepares for grand reopening

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.

Marty’$ borough haul

Downtown: The city comptroller said this week that he is “very concerned” about no-bid contracts that Borough President Markowitz made on behalf of his own charity, Best of Brooklyn. Comments (2).

Toll plan has merit

Perspective: Our editorial board expresses support for a big residential proposal along the Gowanus Canal. Comments (3).

Bhutan clan

How sordid are the goings on at Borough Hall? So bad that a group of Buddhist monks showed up on Wednesday to perform a purification dance. Comment.

Heath bar? No, it’s Ledger’s luncheonette

Dining: In the end, Heath Ledger’s legacy is not an A-list life lived in the fast lane, but a cozy little restaurant in Greenpoint. Comments (4).

Mind the GAP, Brooklyn

Park Slope: What’s it going to be, Brooklyn: A Grand Army Plaza that looks French or one that looks like it’s on the moon? Comments (1).

Powell returns to his day job

Art: Turns out, running for Congress was just a part-time job for losing candidate Kevin Powell. Comments (1).

BAM bash

Fort Greene: For one night only next week, the august Brooklyn Academy of Music becomes an all-night rave. Comment.

Can you see it now?

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).

All drawn out

Cartoon: Each week, award-winning cartoonist Cristian Fleming gives us his take on the issues of the day. This week, Fleming looks at the conflict between bikers and drivers. Comment.

PS 8 principal: What — the F?

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.

Fright fest

Shopping: Need a French maid outfit in a hurry? Fresh out of ghoul face paint for that perfect Frankenstein costume? And what about fake blood — everyone needs fake blood, right? Comment.

Famous writer robbed of TV!

Park Slope: Gloria Naylor, author of “The Women of Brewster Place,” is burglarized. Comment.

Miller’s crossing

Dooley Noted: Our columnist finds himself intoxicated by the bearded lady, Jennifer Miller. Comment.

‘Dangerous’ vehicles are out of control in Prospect Park

Letters: Our mailbag is filled again — this week, with lots of letters about Prospect Park. Comments (1).

Woman raped in Ridge

Bay Ridge: Police are searching for a man who attacked and raped a Bay Ridge woman on Wednesday morning as she was taking out her garbage near Fort Hamilton Parkway. Comments (1).

Feuer departs Board 11

Bensonhurst: The city’s longest serving community board district manager called it quits in Bensonhurst last week. Comments (1).

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. 17, 2008

Fuel for thought! Slopers look to Food Co-op to help solve gas crisis

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).

Stench and sensibility

Bay Ridge: It’s no longer the stench — it’s the noise from Owls Head Sewage Treatment Plant that is driving neighbors bonkers. Comments (2).

OK, maybe brunch ain’t so bad

The Search: Our columnist admits that some brunches are OK. Comments (1).

Sarah Palin and Brooklyn: Imperfect together

Smartmom: This week, our columnist examines Sarah Palin — and finds her wanting. Comments (5).

Out of the fire and into the bok choy? Heights Gristedes to go upscale

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).

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008

Trader Joe’s will open Sept. 26!

Cobble Hill: Breaking chews! The Trader Joe’s at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street will open sooner rather than later, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (11).

Beer bust man fights back!

Brooklyn Angle: Exclusive: The guy who got the ticket for drinking a beer on his stoop may not be able to fight City Hall, but he is going to burp right in its face! Comments (1).

Slopers flip cookies for Obama; fail to show up at peace rally

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).

Billyburgers boycott black cabs

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).

Branching out

Nightlife: Finally, Cortelyou Road has a place to get a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers and a double shot of bourbon. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

SI Beep — a Republican-Conservative — endorses Dem McMahon

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.

Naked brunch

The Search: Our dumped columnist finds a silver lining in the cloud of romantic despair: He’s done with brunch, baby! Comments (6).

Friday, Sept. 12, 2008

PS 8 principal: What — the F?

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).

Ice cream in Rwanda? Two Boerum Hill dairy maids want to try

Boerum Hill: An Atlantic Avenue ice creamery has one sweet dream — opening an outpost in Rwanda. Comment.

Ale and hearty

Nightlife: It’s “Craft Beer” week, so, naturally, we needed to go drink craft beers! With video … Comments (1).