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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our print edition — online!

Page 1: You know, we usually use this space to trumpet our fantastic print edition … and wer’re going to do it again! This week, read about how Jacques Torres plans to kick the candy asses of Big Cocoa! Check out five broadsheet pages of GO Brooklyn, telling you everything you need to know about Brooklyn Designs AND awesome gifts for Mother’s Day! But there’s more! Don’t believe me? Download a copy or pick one up today! Comment.

Designs of the times — a recession special at Brooklyn Designs

Shopping: Brooklyn Designs, the exhibition of the borough’s finest home furnishing makers, rears its sleek, contemporary head again next week. Even if you’re feeling the pinch of the recession, you don’t have to decorate your entire apartment only with Ikea products (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Comment.

Marty loves Bloomy’s Coney rezoney

Coney Island: Borough President Markowitz has come out strongly in favor of Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan for redeveloping Coney Island with new amusements and housing. Comments (5).

Meet the Men of the Swine Flu Pandemic!

Our photographer caught up with some hunky men and their swine flu fashions. With video … Comment.

Kissed off! Jacques Torres will fight Hershey’s

DUMBO: Brooklyn’s most-famous chocolatier won’t kiss and make up. With video … Comments (1).

Superfund showdown on the Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: A proposal for a federally overseen clean-up of the Gowanus Canal sounds like something that everyone can get behind, but it’s actually pitting neighbor against neighbor over facts and hearsay that are as murky as the waterway itself. Comments (4).

Designs of the times — a recession special at Brooklyn Designs

Shopping: Brooklyn Designs, the exhibition of the borough’s finest home furnishing makers, rears its sleek, contemporary head again next week. Even if you’re feeling the pinch of the recession, you don’t have to decorate your entire apartment only with Ikea products (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Comment.

We’re sorry, Greenpoint! City finally apologizes for park screw-up

Greenpoint: The city apologized to Greenpoint — through The Brooklyn Paper — saying bureaucrats were to blame for delaying the opening of a waterfront park for nearly two years. Comments (2).

Mother’s Day is coming up — look, you need a gift

Shopping: Here’s our annual Mother’s Day gift guide! Comments (1).

Swine flu? What’s the big deal?

Cartoon: Our cartoonist, Cristian Fleming, weighs in on the swine flu … among other things. Comments (1).

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, we got a lot of letters about the proposal to designate the Gowanus Canal as a federal Superfund site. Comments (3).

This guy was HOT!

But, alas, temps are on the decline again. Comments (2).

This is one ‘Crazy’ tour of South Brooklyn’s mob past

Event: Red Hook is going to the mattresses — and we’re not talking about Ikea. Comments (47).

Studying is fun at this wine ‘university’

Dining: Becoming a wine snob has never been so easy, thanks to new “courses” at the Park Slope restaurant and wine bar Bussaco. Comment.

Jury of ‘Pier’

Art: Dawn Robyn Petrlik could have been excused for going negative with the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition’s spring art show, but she went with hope anyway. Comment.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vonnegut is chewing up garbage on Columbia Street

Columbia St Waterfront: Everyone loves Kurt Vonnegut — readers, critics, worms. Comment.

Dazzle me? How about underwhelm me?

Politicrasher: Candidates were asked to “dazzle” us. They failed. Comments (4).

Brooklyn Flea coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park site

Bridge ‘Park’: The popular Brooklyn Flea will open a summer home — its third — inside the troubled Brooklyn Bridge Park site starting in June. Comment.

Pew — this stinks! Congregation is homeless in church fight

Boerum Hill: Mother of God! A splintering fight for control of a Lutheran church in Boerum Hill has left the dwindling congregation homeless. Comments (9).

Salt pile cover up on Columbia Street

Columbia St Waterfront: In this case, the cover up is better than the crime. Comments (1).

Male call: BAM’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ is an all-boy show

Theater: “The Merchant of Venice,” William Shakespeare’s controversial play about love, loss, revenge and Jews is coming to Brooklyn for a two-week run. Comments (1).

Soak and roll: Band has party at the banya

Music: An indie supergroup has found a bizarre, but fitting, venue to unveil its new record — a Russian bathhouse in Kensington. Comment.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

There’s still time to win two Wilco tickets!

Music: You still have some time to enter our giveaway contest to win two tickets to Wilco’s July 13 contest in Coney Island. With video … Comment.

Bad vibrations on Ridge street

Bay Ridge: The wheels on Bay Ridge’s B4 bus are going round and round — and 78th Street residents are going crazy. Comments (10).

Blog party! This year’s blogfest is bigger than ever

Event: Newspapers are dying left and right. Ad revenues are falling like bodies on Oct. 29, 1929. And even the New York Times had to hit up a Mexican industrialist to stay alive. Comments (8).

Smartmom wonders: What is a good mother?

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it’s Smartmom day on BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Smartmom examines what it takes to be a good mother (believe it or not, she is one!). Comment.

Cell no! Ridge board wants to cut the phone cord

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge group that has long fought against the proliferation of cellphone towers is calling on the city — and the federal government — to cut the cord on the controversial antennas. Comments (5).

Monday, April 27, 2009

There’s still time to win two Wilco tickets!

Awesome: You still have some time to enter our giveaway contest to win two tickets to Wilco’s July 13 contest in Coney Island. With video … Comment.

Cramming for tests, but not for space, at PS 8

Brooklyn Heights: Parents were bursting with excitement after the city rolled out its design for a three-story annex to relieve overcrowding in PS 8 in Brooklyn Heights, one of the borough’s most-popular elementary schools. Comment.

FOER! Look out, book fans, Jonathan’s new book is (gasp) non-fiction!

Books: Not so loud, but incredibly close: Jonathan Safran Foer sits down and talks to The Brooklyn Paper. Comments (2).

Ridge freshman corners Hillary on … Sri Lanka?

McMahon on Line 1: The latest installment of our popular feature chronicling new Bay Ridge congressman Mike McMahon’s first year in office takes us inside the House foreign affairs committee. Comments (7).

Ya gotta bee-lieve! Apiary puppet show is a hit at the Brick

Dooley Noted: The world’s foremost authority on puppetry, kids music and mime is back with a rave review for “The Colonists” at the Brick Theater. Comment.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Here’s how to win two Wilco tickets!

Awesome: We got ‘em, you want ‘em: two tickets to Wilco’s July 13 show at Coney Island. Click above to find out how to enter our giveaway contest! With video … Comments (2).

It’s no ‘Secret’! Feds will set up shop in Red Hook

Red Hook: President Obama is going to park his cars in Red Hook. Comments (4).

Pass the pepper! Columbia Street is too salty

Columbia St Waterfront: Billions of tiny salt granules blew from a pile in the Red Hook container port into the residential neighborhood across Columbia Street on Thursday afternoon, coating everything in their path with a fine layer of brine and even penetrating apartments blocks away from the piers. Comments (1).

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Saturday and Sunday

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

DUMBO’s ‘Berlin Wall’ is finally down

DUMBO: The city has restored a key link between East DUMBO and West DUMBO, uniting the divided neighborhood for the first time in generations. Comments (1).

Pontiak joins the “Smash or Trash” dishonor roll

Smash or Trash: The Smash or Trash team sees this Virginia band as no better than a GM car. With video … Comments (1).

This ‘Glass’ is completely full

Event: It’s an Ira vs. Philip smackdown at St. Anne’s Warehouse (relax, they’re cousins!). Comment.

Benched!

Park Slope: Now this is gnarly! Comment.

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