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Friday, Dec. 5, 2008

Get set to buy in Brooklyn

Shopping: Brooklyn shoppers started reeling in the bargains — and some free sake! — on Thursday as Park Slope’s second annual “Snowflake Celebration” returned with expansive deals at boutiques and restaurants throughout Park Slope. Comments (1).

Mourning Mumbai

Park Slope: Jews from around the borough gathered in Park Slope last night to mourn a Crown Heights rabbi and his wife — two “generals” in the Hasidic Jewish community — who were killed in the Mumbai terror attacks last week. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008

Here it is — our print edition!

Page 1: It doesn’t get better than this: The Brooklyn Paper’s full print edition — online now! Click below and you’ll be able to download our entire Dec. 6 issue, featuring stories about a rogue pizza deliveryman, a sucker-punching Sanitation enforcement agent, and a possibly reckless dog owner. Plus, don’t miss our kids music and mime review Trey Dooley’s take on Hollywood trailers! This week, as always, “Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn!” Comment.

Camera captures deliveryman’s graffiti attack!

Brooklyn Heights: Mama mia! A saucy Papa John’s deliveryman sliced up a Brooklyn Heights elevator like it was a piping hot pie, but little did he know that a security camera recorded every last scratch. Comments (3).

City has claws out for pet salon

Clinton Hill: Yes, those are city summonses — 116 of ‘em to be exact — all written by one Sanitation enforcement agent. Now a Clinton Hill pet-grooming shop is in danger of going under. Comments (14).

OK, keep cars in Prospect Park

Mean Streets: Transportation Alternatives — a bicycle advocacy group — is waving the white flag in its fight to make Prospect Park car-free. Comments (15).

A dog gone shame!

Red Hook: It’s bad enough that Red Hook’s famed key lime pie man’s dog disappeared (or was he stolen?) — but now he’s barking back at critics who say the whole thing was his fault! Comments (1).

Someone bought the haunted house!

Brooklyn Heights: One of Brooklyn Heights’s most-famous — and most-haunted — houses has sold for $4.95 million. Comment.

Methodist Hospital beefs up staff amid ER concerns

Park Slope: New York Methodist Hospital says it will hire new pediatric nurse practitioners and treat patients faster in its emergency rooms amid an online outcry from some Park Slope residents. Comments (3).

Hey, Hollywood! Turn that noise down!

Dooley Noted: The world’s foremost authority on puppetry and mime takes his great-granddaughter to the movies — and all heck breaks loose. Comment.

A real gift

Event: Holiday shopping gets a backbeat this Sunday, as kids music legend John Carlin (pictured, center with his band) headlines a Hanukkah gift fair in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.

J.J. Byrned! Washington gets his park — old beep gets stripped

Park Slope: Some call it whitewashing history and some call it righting a wrong — but a dead borough president’s name was stripped off a Park Slope park on Wednesday so that the greenspace could be renamed for George Washington. Comments (1).

Jobs by the truckload for Red Hook

Red Hook: A city deal to relocate a major beer distributor to the Red Hook waterfront is hailed as a crucial job-saving maneuver, but others say more jobs could have been created if the beverage company had been moved to a different Brooklyn pier nearby. Comment.

All drawn out

Cartoon: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming looks at efforts to curtail car traffic in Prospect Park. Comments (1).

Death by chocolate

Books: Gourmet Brooklynites with a sweet tooth are getting ringside seats to a saccharine smackdown as two competing cookbooks battle for a place on their shelves, their pantries and, more important, their (cream-filled) hearts. Comment.

Buy local, stay local

Editorial: Our editorial board wants to you — to spend locally. But not for the obvious reason. Comments (2).

Green Church site for sale!

Bay Ridge: He tore it down, now he’s putting it up for sale. Comments (5).

City breaks promise to tenants

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city has broken a $2-million promise to Williamsburg and Greenpoint, snatching $550,000 away from tenant advocacy groups that try to keep longtime residents from being washed away in a tide of gentrification. Comment.

Aim high! Author takes flight with jet pack

Books: Jetpacks are cool. Jetpacks are fast. Jetpacks may not exist. But that didn’t stop one Windsor Terrace author from writing a fun book about them. Comments (1).

Beautiful noise

Music: If you hear a cacophony of chirps, beeps, buzzes and screetches this weekend, don’t worry; it’s not space invaders. With video … Comment.

‘Park’ building seeks market, restaurant

Bridge ‘Park’: Developers started a new effort this week to attract retail tenants at the massive condo building at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (1).

It’s a par-ty at Dyker Beach

Event: Couples might soon frequent the Dyker Beach Golf Course — and we’re not talking about the one named Fred. Comment.

Slopers reject cellphone tower

Park Slope: Residents of a Park Slope co-op who fought for years to keep cellular phone transmitters off the roof of their Eighth Avenue building are finally off the hook. Comments (3).

Art felt support

Art: Borough President Markowitz has long been known as a champion of cheesecake — but now the portly beep wants to be known as a patron of the arts. Comment.

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The mailbag is filled as usual, this time with two letters on the bike lane war in Williamsburg. Comment.

Ridge to city: Save our busses

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge residents are angry about major proposed cuts to their bus service. Comment.

School goes Fourth

Bay Ridge: The city might turn a shuttered stereo shop, a closed car wash, and a vacant lot into a new elementary school — with or without the consent of the owners of the Fourth Avenue properties. Comments (1).

Family calendar

Parenting: This week’s fun things to do with your kids. Comment.

Civic calendar

All the community meetings you should be going to. Comment.

State comptroller tackles healthcare concerns at NYM’s Silver lecture

Advertorial: New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli delivered this year’s Joseph Silver, MD, Memorial Lecture at New York Methodist Hospital on Dec. 2. The annual lecture series was established five years ago, in honor of Dr. Silver, who was affiliated with the hospital for over 40 years, and who served as chief of orthopedic surgery for 20 years. Comment.

Business briefs

Advertorial: Merchant news from our advertisers. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

More anti-Semitism in Heights?

Brooklyn Heights: Police are investigating a possible bias crime in Brooklyn Heights after a Pineapple Street resident found an anti-Semitic note taped to her front door on Tuesday morning. Comment.

Toys evolve

Shopping: Most people don’t want to take the Christ out of Christmas. But one former Brooklynite wants God to share some space in the toy chest. Comment.

Meet the city’s best principal!

Brooklyn Heights: The best principal in the city is in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008

Tonight! Is a car-promise possible in Prospect Park?

Mean Streets: The roadway of Prospect Park would be cut in half under a compromise plan that will be presented tonight. Comments (8).

Fulton Street almost open for business

Clinton Hill: The worst may be over for merchants along Fulton Street in Clinton Hill after suffering through years of roadwork that turned the commercial corridor into a retail graveyard. Comment.

Breaking chews! Bar Tano/Bar Toto empire expands in Slope

Dining: The owners of Bar Toto and Bar Tano — the sleek, Euro-modern bar-cafes — are expanding their mini-empire to include an all-day cafe in the Eighth Avenue storefront just vacated by the failed Pumpkins Organic Market, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (6).

Hook bus company robbed at gunpoint

Red Hook: Four masked men held up a charter bus company on Sigourney Street in a brazen midday heist on Nov. 25 that was reminiscent of Red Hook’s lawless past — except this robbery came with a twist: someone called to tip off the victim seconds before the crime went down. Comment.

Giving thanks for Thanksgiving

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Smartmom day at BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Smartmom’s family makes Hepcat feel welcome at the Thanksgiving table — as always. Comments (1).

BID-ing war on Fulton Street

Clinton Hill: A band of Fulton Street merchants is trying to fend off the formation of a business improvement district along their Fort Greene and Clinton Hill corridor, claiming that they won’t get enough bang for their buck from the mandatory dues they will have to contribute. Comments (1).

Massage sent

Spa: We work our interns pretty damn hard over here and we certainly don’t pay them in anything except matchless experience — so we were pleased when we heard that Susan Stratton of Sage Spa in Park Slope was offering free massages to “deserving individuals in special need of some personal pampering and care.” Comments (3).

Monday, Dec. 1, 2008

What the F?! Finally, the MTA wants to know

Transit: Hate the F train? The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it wants to hear from you. Comments (3).

Unreal world! Our critic gets a peek at MTV’s Brooklyn reality show

TV: MTV gave The Brooklyn Paper a screener of the first episode of “Real World: Brooklyn,” now filming in Red Hook. Naturally, rapier-wielding critic Sarah Portlock has a strong opinion. With video … Comments (2).

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008

Claudia Corwin, Downtown legend, is dead

Downtown: Claudia Corwin, a community leader and the longtime president of the board of directors of Concord Village in Downtown Brooklyn, died suddenly on Nov. 25. She was 61. Comments (4).

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, humans!

At least two turkeys have reason to be thankful this Thanskgiving — not only are they alive, but they’re kicking! Comment.

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