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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Boooo-m! Macy’s jeered for moving July 4th to … Jersey!

Darkness will rule the skies of Brooklyn this Fourth of July because Macy’s has decided to hold its annual fireworks extravaganza on the distant banks of the Hudson River rather than its usual location along the East River. Comments (10).

That’s folk, all! Bklyn Folk Festival offers jam-packed lineup

Music: The last time a concert was billed as “three days of peace, love and music,” an upstate New York farm bloomed into the epicenter of rock music. Comments (2).

Read all about it — here!

Page 1: How do you feel when we say the words, “The Brooklyn Paper” to you? Stimulated (by our stunning news exclusives, like this week’s story about a baker fined for leaving her front door open)? Entertained (by our takeout on the upcoming Brooklyn Folk Festival, for example)? Informed (by our ongoing coverage of development, politics and crime)? Or are you just overwhelmed (by the sheer breadth and depth of our reportage)? Whatever it is, click above to read our entire print edition — without leaving the comfort of your Aeron chair! Comment.

Door jam! Baker hit with summons for leaving her entrance open

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge baker left the door to her 87th Street sweetshop open to lure in customers with her sugary treats — but instead attracted a city health inspector who slammed her with a citation for her illegal open-door policy. Comments (12).

It’s a ‘Squibb’ kick in Brooklyn Heights

Bridge ‘Park’: The Brooklyn Bridge Park development suffered yet another blow this week when a proposed bridge connecting it to Brooklyn Heights was axed in Mayor Bloomberg’s new budget, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (1).

The audacity of vote! Brooklyn man is convicted in Ohio

Downtown: A Downtown Brooklynite who illegally voted for Barack Obama in Ohio last year didn’t do it to cheat the system. He did it because it was easy. Comment.

Cops: Teen terrors arrested in Heights

Brooklyn Heights: Cops say they have nabbed the teenage terrors responsible for at least six muggings in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (1).

He’s arrested for riding on sidewalk!

Mean Streets: Is this Clinton Hill biker an unrepentant menace or a cautious father protecting his child from maniac drivers? Comments (37).

‘Tommy’ rockers

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Mike McLaughlin, the butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension, loves the Gallery Players’ production of “The Who’s Tommy.” Comments (2).

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, we got letters about St. Joseph’s College’s plans for a basketball gym, the ongoing struggle to clean the Gowanus Canal, the missing lobster sign on Montague Street and, of course, lard bread. Comments (1).

Good God! Bay Ridge has gotten trashy!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge is trashy. Comments (12).

Beth Israel, Roosevelt Surgeons on MSNBC Beth Israel, Roosevelt surgeons on MSNBC

Advertorial: Renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Milton Waner, MD, Monica Tadros, MD and Mark Smith, MD, from Beth Israel Medical Center and Roosevelt Hospital will be profiled in an upcoming three part documentary series, “A Change of Face,” scheduled to air on MSNBC-TV, on May 10 and 17, from 10pm – 11pm. The show follows nine patients through the treatment of facial disfigurements including head and neck cancer reconstruction, ethnic rhinoplasty, and complex nasal reconstruction. Comment.

Beth Israel, Roosevelt Surgeons on MSNBC Beth Israel, Roosevelt surgeons on MSNBC

Advertorial: The Nets, Lutheran Family Health plans and Health Plus teamed up to make Brooklyn kids more healthy. On Monday, March 30, 60 special Brooklyn fans celebrated healthy eating at the Nets game. There was an on-court presentation with Lutheran HealthCare staff including Larry K. McReynolds, executive director of the Lutheran Family Health Centers; Tom Early, executive director of Health Plus; and Karen Myrie, MD, medical director of Lutheran’s School Health Program. Comment.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Poe it goes! From Vonnegut to Edgar Allan for compost lady

Columbia St Waterfront: The Kurt Vonnegut dirt-box on Columbia Street is only the beginning. Comment.

‘Alternate’ reality: Fort Greene and Clinton Hill drivers get their parking holiday

Mean Streets: Fort Greene and Clinton Hill will get reduced street cleaning — and with it less of the alternate-side-of-the-street shuffle for drivers — after the city completes a six- to eight-week suspension of alternate-side parking regulations that begins on Monday. Comments (4).

Rejected! St. Joe’s bails on Clinton Ave gym plan

Clinton Hill: St. Joseph’s College has backed away from its plans for a basketball gymnasium on Clinton Avenue after an outcry from neighbors that the architecturally uninspired fieldhouse would ruin one of the most beautiful blocks in Clinton Hill. Comment.

Funk it! Slope author goes back to his roots

Books: Ben Greenman, an editor at the New Yorker, set out to write a biography of Sly Stone and ended up with a serious novel about an entirely made up funk rock legend. Comment.

It’s snap time as New York Photo Fest takes over DUMBO

Art: The second annual neighborhood-wide photo event is coming next weekend. Comments (1).

Help cure cancer — with just a little wine-ing

Dining: Drinking may not always be good for you, but for the next five weeks at least, it will be good for other people. Comment.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Windsor Terrace board still fuming over Park car restrictions

Mean Streets: Critics of new restrictions on drivers in Prospect Park mouthed off at city officials on Monday night, lambasting a plan that would make the park safer for cyclists and other park users. Comments (9).

This play is a winner by a ‘Nose’!

Theater: Our reviewer raves about “The Nosemaker’s Apprentice” at the Brick Theater. Comment.

It’s Mother’s Day — but who’s crying? Smartmom, of course

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it’s Smartmom day on BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Smartmom digs in for some serious Mother’s Day tears. Comment.

It’s a Nordic invasion!

Event: Two big Nordic events are coming soon to one big (formerly Nordic) neighborhood. Comments (9).

Monday, May 4, 2009

What’s the meter? Parking fees tripled in Slope on Monday!

Mean Streets: Parking meters tripled in price in the heart of Park Slope on Monday, revving the motors of some drivers, but pleasing local businesses and transportation experts, who have long complained that low-cost street parking discourages turnover and clogs roadways. Comments (4).

Something to ‘Celebrate’!

Awesome: As if you needed another reason to celebrate Brooklyn, you just got a big one: the schedule for the annual “Celebrate Brooklyn” summer music, dance, film and arts festival has something for everyone. Comment.

Bridge ‘Park’ to run through River Cafe

Bridge ‘Park’: The lovely grounds of the enchanted River Café will be ripped apart to create a pathway linking disparate ends of the Brooklyn Bridge Park development, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (6).

Our man loses the Pittsburgh Marathon!

So what happened to Ben Muessig in Sunday’s Pittsburgh Marathon? Nothing good, that’s for sure. Comments (1).

Not baaaad! Beloved sheep gets fleeced

Park Slope: Check out these stunning before and after pictures! Comment.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Our man runs the Pittsburgh Marathon!

Podcast: Our own favorite son, Ben Muessig, will be running in this Sunday’s Pittsburgh Marathon. In this exclusive podcast, Ben gives Brooklyn Paper viewers a look inside his unique training regimen. With video … Comments (1).

A bunch of clowns at Coney!

Coney Island: Tickets are now on sale for the Ringling Brothers’ summertime Coney Island run. Comments (5).

AND SO IT GOES! Vonnegut dirt-box destroyed!

Columbia St Waterfront: The worm-filled Kurt Vonnegut compost box on Columbia Street is sleeping with the fishes. Comments (4).

Here’s some wheely good news: Kent Ave bike lane fix in the works

Mean Streets: This could be the proposal that has Kent Avenue cyclists and motorists seeing wheel to wheel. Comments (38).

Another fare hike! Parking meters go sky high in Slope

Park Slope: But here’s the good news: experts say it’ll free up spaces on commercial streets. Comments (14).

Ridge cop is a ‘Wanted’ woman — and she needs your vote!

Bay Ridge: You have just a few more days to make a Bay Ridge cop a bona-fide “All Star.” Comments (2).

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.

Dan Deacon gets smashed — and trashed!

Smash or Trash: Electronica legend Dan Deacon sent us his new CD and asked The Brooklyn Paper’s Smash or Trash team to do what it does best in reviewing the hit “Getting Old.” With video … Comments (1).

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Man in black strikes!

Bay Ridge: Another week, another mugging leads the blotter in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. Plus other crime news from the neighborhoods’ 68th Precinct. Comment.

Vonnegut is chewing up garbage on Columbia Street

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

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