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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008

Our entire print edition — online!

Page 1: When we say this week’s print version of The Brooklyn Paper is a juggernaut, we mean that it’s packed with more “Mean Streets” coverage, another installment in our award-winning Brooklyn Angle column, another great Smartmom piece and all the news, arts and features you expect from Brooklyn’s real newspaper. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

‘Pop’ over

Bridge ‘Park’: As it turns out, the success of the temporary “pop-up park” at Pier 1 came down to a clear trifecta: Brooklynites and tourists really wanted to spend the evenings enjoying sunsets on the water, reposing on park benches, and drinking a cold beer. Comments (4).

Clash of the Titans!

Politics: Mayor Bloomberg’s bid to end term limits is setting up an epic race for borough president, pitting incumbent Beep Marty Markowitz against powerhouse Councilman Bill DeBlasio. Comments (9).

Parole scare!

Brooklyn Heights: Federal officials are scrambling to calm Brooklyn Heights parents after a wanted man bolted from a controversial parole office at the corner of Pierrepont and Clinton streets and sent gun-toting cops scrambling in hot pursuit moments before classes at the St. Ann’s School let out for the day. Comments (2).

Locals: Keep cars in Prospect Park

Mean Streets: Countering a wave of bike-friendly initiatives, community groups rallied on Thursday against cycling activists’ calls for a car-free Prospect Park — saying that such a scheme would clog their neighborhoods with the hundreds of vehicles that currently use park roads during morning and evening rush hours. Comments (15).

Judges end ‘Park’ perk (well, sort of!)

Downtown: State Supreme Court judges have agreed to no longer park their cars on a walkway in Columbus Park — yet hours later, went ahead and seized an entirely different part of the park for their automobiles. Comments (5).

‘War’ comes home

Theater: Could there be a better time to stage a remake of “The War of the Worlds”? Comment.

Barack concerts

Politics: Brooklyn loves Barack — but don’t worry, McCain supporters, there are events for you, too. Comments (1).

Micro-hood! Greenwood Heights is a family Billyburg

Greenwood Heights: Our nightlife team takes you through the hot and cool new micro-neighborhood of Greenwood Heights. Comments (3).

Anxiety on Main Street

Brooklyn Angle: Who knew that the “Main Street” that all those congressmen have been talking about is right here in Brooklyn? Comment.

Ring the ‘Bell’

Nightlife: The boys from Floyd and Union Hall have done it again. Comment.

The greatest gelato — in a tanning salon?

Dining: The best gelato doesn’t come from a cooler in Sicily, but rather a tanning salon in Bensonhurst. Comments (3).

A death in the family

Editorial: The New York Sun closes — and our editorial board ponders the role of the print product in this supposedly online age. Comment.

Everyone has a stake in the car-bike battle

Letters: Our mailbag is full again — and features two letters about the ongoing conflict between bike riders and car drivers, plus missives about term limits, Smartmom’s disgust about Sarah Palin, and the just-closed Starbucks in Bay Ridge. Comments (1).

New horses? Of courses!

Dooley Noted: Our columnist really loves the new miniature horses at the zoo. Comment.

‘Charter’ effort

Parenting: Parents from Park Slope to Red Hook will get a chance to send their kids to an artsy charter school — just in time to assuage local fears about existing middle schools. Comment.

Windsor menace!

Windsor Terrace: Cops have arrested a hammer-wielding punk who terrorized Windsor Terrace, smashing at least 30 car windows, until he was finally caught in action with two accomplices. Comments (1).

Civic calendar

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

Family calendar

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

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Bikers win a battle Downtown

Mean Streets: Bike riders won a huge victory in their ongoing battle with drivers for control of the roadways as the city painted a new bike lane on busy Smith and Jay streets. Comments (1).

Update: Ridge Greenmarket may wither on vine

Bay Ridge: The Greenmarket that’s about to take root in grocery-starved Bay Ridge won’t survive the winter unless it makes some serious green. Comment.

Dishing it out to revive a classic

Books: A new cookbook is a tribute to the casserole. Comment.

A Great Depression or a little depression?

Smartmom: If it’s Wednesday, it’s Smartmom day at BrooklynPaper.com. This week, our columnist considers what to tell the children about the economic crisis (hint: tell them that their piggy bank is safe!). Comments (1).

Monday, Sept. 29, 2008

Case against Atlantic Yards moves forward

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development suffered a legal blow on Monday when a state court refused a request by development officials to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the project’s reliance on eminent domain. Comments (3).

City says ‘go’ directly to jail

Downtown: The city brushed aside widespread opposition to its plan to reopen and double the size of the controversial Brooklyn House of Detention by hiring architects to begin the conversion. Comments (3).

Debate takes ‘Toll’ on Gowanus

Gowanus: The battle for the soul of the Gowanus ended in a stalemate. Comment.

Block tease! Atlantic Av land deal bears first fruit

Boerum Hill: There’s a new blockbuster on Atlantic Avenue, and after two years, $8 million, and many gallons of fresh, brightly colored paint, newcomer developer Barbara Koz Paley is ready to show off her work on eight consecutive townhouses between Third and Fourth avenues. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008

DUMBO the right thing for Spike Lee

DUMBO: Acclaimed local filmmaker Spike Lee will set up an annex of his famed “40 Acres and a Mule” film company in DUMBO. Comments (3).

Ikea cuts freebies; shuttle bus, ferry service trimmed back

Red Hook: Ikea will slash the free water taxi and shuttle bus service that it provides to help mitigate traffic at its Red Hook store. Comment.

Trader Joe’s opens; Boro salivates

Shopping: Trader Joe’s became the newest addition to the growing family of national retailers in Brooklyn when the long-awaited supermarket on Court Street last Friday morning. Comments (2).

The bailout: Our cartoonist weighs in

Cartoon: With Congress still debating the $700-billion Wall Street bailout, our editorial cartoonist Cristian Fleming did some extra work this week and crafted this bit of political opinion-making. Comments (1).

Veggie good news for Ridge! Greenmarket is coming

Shopping: Grocery-starved Bay Ridge will soon get its first farmer’s market — and the fruit and vegetable venders will set up in the former Key Food parking lot, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2).

Kids mowed down in Dyker crash

Dyker Heights: Five children were injured when an elderly woman lost control of her car in front of PS 127 on Fort Hamilton Parkway last Friday morning. None of the youngsters had life-threatening injuries in the horrific crash, near the corner of 78th Street, cops said, though two were in serious condition. Comments (1).

Eternal sunshine for former crackhouse! The Brooklyn Paper gets action

Williamsburg: Williamsburg residents are ecstatic that the owners of a former mansion turned crackhouse have booted a group of vagrants that had turned their tree-lined block into an eternal nightmare. Comment.

Parking holiday in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge motorists are about to catch a break. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

The Paper wins again!

Stop the presses! The Brooklyn Paper won a series of top honors today at the annual conference of the Independent Free Newspapers of America in Seattle, Washington. Comment.

On the edge

Brooklyn is getting anxious about the Wall Street crisis — here are some snapshots from a borough on the brink. Comments (1).

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