Page 1: How do we love The Brooklyn Paper’s print edition — let us count the ways: 1) It is jam packed with breaking news stories; 2) It is an invaluable resource guide to all the upcoming events of which you want to partake; 3) It has a great column about lard bread! 4) It has a wonderful guide to booming new Washington Avenue; 5) It has our beloved police blotters and 6) It has Trey Dooley’s latest review! It’s as good as it gets! Comment.
Cleaning Our Waterways: The feds cast doubt on the city’s plan to clean the Gowanus Canal — but admit that the Superfund plan would not fix the biggest problem: the hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage that end up in the canal whenever it rains. Comments (16).
Greenpoint: Replacing Greenpoint’s decaying Kosciuszko Bridge might make the roadway safer for drivers, but reconstructing the overpass could also displace more than a dozen local businesses from the shadow of the span. Comments (3).
Cleaning Our Waterways: The ongoing fight between Mayor Bloomberg and the federal government over the cleanup of the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal is not just about protecting proposed real-estate projects, but also the city treasury. Comments (14).
Clinton Hill: OK, so it’s not Atlantic Yards, but St. Joseph’s College has unleashed the borough’s second-most-divisive fight over a basketball arena by unveiling plans to build an athletic center on a landmark block of Clinton Hill. Comments (9).
Letters: This week, the chairman of Community Board 2 objects to our recent editorial, plus letters about overweight people, Gersh’s search for a cookie, and a composure who sued the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Comment.
Shopping: The corner of Hoyt and Schermerhorn Streets in Downtown Brooklyn isn’t exactly known for its food, but that will change with the addition of Brooklyn Fare, an independent market that opened this week. Comments (3).
BAM District: A renowned Shakespearean theater company is taking a page out of a horror movie script rather than something written by the Bard in its long-stalled attempt to build a home in the battered BAM Cultural District — the plan appears to be back from the dead, its architect said this week. Comments (5).
Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it’s Smartmom day on BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Smartmom complains that she’s not a bad enough mother to get in on the latest publishing trend: memoirs and confessions from “bad” parents. Yep, she missed the boat again. Comments (1).
Fort Greene: A long-running fight over a popular section of Fort Greene Park that has been turned into a dustbowl by pick-up soccer players appears to be nearing a happy settlement, thanks to the help of the local councilwoman. Comments (9).
Election: Borough President Markowitz — a Democrat — endorsed Mayor Bloomberg over Democratic rival (and Brooklynite!) Bill Thompson near Borough Hall today, calling the would-be third-term mayor “one of the greats.” Comments (10).
Prospect Heights: The cash-strapped Brooklyn Museum quietly announced a bevy of emergency measures including cancelling a major art exhibition, furloughing all staff, slashing salaries and offering buyouts to its 281 full-time employees. Comments (6).
Coney Island: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will have a summer engagement in Coney Island, Mayor Bloomberg announced last week, one month after The Brooklyn Paper first reported the so-called Greatest Show on Earth would be coming to the People’s Playground. Comments (4).
Downtown plan: As you know, The Brooklyn Paper is now happily ensconsed in our new Metrotech offices in Downtown Brooklyn — but watch the hilarity ensue when Editor Gersh Kuntzman tries to leave the compound for a cookie! It’s a romp through Downtown that you’ll see only at BrooklynPaper.com. With video … Comments (4).