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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Read The Paper — on a computer!

Page 1: We know you love the print version of The Brooklyn Paper, but the award-winning BrooklynPaper.com gives you the full print product simply by clicking above. Inside, you’ll find great stories on everything you care about, including Atlantic Yards, Coney Island and lots and lots of dead oysters (seriously!). As we say in the newsroom, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Pechefsky beats me at chess — but does he have a full deck?

Brooklyn Angle: He came. He saw. He kicked my butt. Comments (2).

Bloomy to Bruce: Enough already

Atlantic Yards: Rejected! Hizzoner tells the Atlantic Yards developer that no more public money is forthcoming. Comments (10).

Sexy Adam and Eve story is the apple of our critic’s eye

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Mike McLaughlin, the Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension, got a rise out of the partly naked retelling of the Fall of Man. Comments (1).

This doesn’t stink! City says it will solve Owls Head smell

Bay Ridge: The city finally has a solution that might finally quench the stench that emanates from the Owls Head Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bay Ridge. Comments (4).

It’s lobster time!

Dining: With Memorial Day around the corner, you need to get some lobsters in you. Comments (1).

Our cartoonist loves a longer G train

Cartoon: Cartoonist Cristian Fleming has to give the MTA some credit, albeit temporarily. Comment.

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The letter of the week comes from Bay Ridge, where one man is a garbage vigilante! Comments (1).

City takes slice out of Arby’s Downtown plan

Downtown: The city sent Arby’s back to the carving board, ordering a redesign from a restaurateur who dreams of opening the chain roast beef sandwich shop in the landmarked former Gage and Tollner site on Fulton Mall. Comments (2).

Why parking permits are not the answer

Editorial: Our editorial board has serious qualms about residential parking permits. Comments (14).

‘Sweet’ and savory: Melissa’s secret BBQ sauce

Dining: Our official baker, “Sweet” Melissa Murphy, returns with a classic summer staple: the barbecue sauce. Comment.

Gelato maestro moves onto the savory stuff

Dining: Gino Cammarata has closed the best gelato joint in the borough to open a small plates restaurant (yes, there’ll be ice cream). Comments (2).

NY Methodist Hospital earns performance award

Advertorial: New York Methodist Hospital was recently named a Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award winner by the American Stroke Association. Comment.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Big accident at tallest building

Downtown plan: A worker fell and was badly injured at 111 Lawrence St., the Downtown tower that is slated to be Brooklyn’s tallest. Comment.

Record riot! Eviction will end four decades of selling LPs in Slope

Park Slope: A 38-year-old record store (yes, a record store) is being evicted on Fifth Avenue. Comments (27).

Fight night in Brooklyn! Debates in two Council races

Election: Last night was a big one for fans of bare-knuckled Brooklyn politics, with candidates debates in two key Brownstone Brooklyn districts. Click on the stories below to read all the action!

MTA finally finds your G-spot with extended service

Transit: The G train will be extended to Church Avenue in July, creating the first direct link between trendy Williamsburg and posh Park Slope. Comments (2).

Mooney’s eclipsed! Sharlene’s Bar opens in ‘old man’ space on Flatbush Avenue

Nightlife: Fans of Mooney’s can stop crying in their Buds — a new bar has finally filled the gaping hole on the Prospect Heights side of Flatbush Avenue. Comment.

Help a girl who wants to rock!

Music: Next weekend, there will be four great shows to benefit the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. Comment.

‘Cue-ing up for BBQ in Greenpoint.

Awesome: This Saturday is the “Great Greenpoint BBQrawl,” and five bars will serve complimentary ’cue and discounted draught beer from Brooklyn Brewery. This is cool. Comment.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

After controversy, angry Heyer bails on ‘rigged’ debate!

Election: Controversial City Council candidate John Heyer abruptly dropped out of tonight’s political forum, claiming that the event was “rigged” against him because of comments made by “front men for opposing candidates” on The Brooklyn Paper’s Web site yesterday. Comments (2).

Pearl damn! Oyster experiment ends in death

Red Hook: Awwwww shucks. A plan to repopulate the dirty waters off Brooklyn with oysters was foiled — err soiled — by the harbor’s abundant silt, which clogged baskets that housed the bivalves and claimed the lives of hundreds of mollusks. Comment.

Exodus! Homeless church keeps wandering

Boerum Hill: A Lutheran congregation that has been locked out of its Boerum Hill church since January by the denomination’s governing body was driven deeper into the wilderness last week as church members were blocked from taking their complaint to an assembly of regional congregations. Comments (4).

The best thing we ate this week: The mussels at Rebar

Dining: Finally, there’s a kick-ass menu to go with the beautiful setting and creative cocktails at one of our favorite DUMBO watering holes, reBar. Comment.

Smartmom says: Plenty of women can be just as happy without kids!

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it’s Smartmom day on the award-winning BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Smartmom shows the positive side of life without kids. Comments (2).

SCREECH! Music school robbed of high-end strings

Park Slope: Someone is playing out of tune at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on Seventh Avenue — which was robbed of $1,400 worth of student violins, cops said this week. Comment.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Attention Fort Greene parkers: New rules in effect today!

Fort Greene: If you own a car — and you live in Fort Greene or Clinton Hill — you must read this story. Now. Comment.

Group fights Marty’s ‘Potato chip’

Coney Island: More than 100 protesters rallied on Sunday in Coney Island to protest Borough President Markowitz’s plan for a $64-million amphitheater to replace the band shell in Asser Levy Park. Comments (14).

‘Nice guy’ to finish last? Local pol calls on Dem club to reject Heyer

Election: Democratic officials are ramping up their attacks on John Heyer, one of five hopefuls to succeed Councilman Bill DeBlasio, slamming right-of-center candidate as too “conservative” for the Park Slope, Carroll Gardens and Windsor Terrace district because of his opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights. Comments (8).

Dis-Astroland! Sitt’s Coney ‘Festival’ falls short

Coney Island: Joe Sitt’s much-hyped “Festival by the Sea” didn’t live up to its name. Comments (8).

Squadron: Let us pay to park in our neighborhoods

Brooklyn Heights: State lawmakers from Brooklyn have drafted a bill that would forever change the way New Yorkers drive — and park — by forcing car owners to buy permits to legally park in the neighborhoods, but the Bloomberg Administration says the plan is dead on arrival. Comments (2).

City to Carroll Gardens: We’re high on low buildings

Carroll Gardens: New building heights would be restricted in much of Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Street Waterfront District under a new city plan presented last week. Comments (2).

CB6 hails, but then puts speed bump on Prospect Park bike lane

Mean Streets: A Park Slope group voted on Wednesday to support a revolutionary proposal for a two-way bike lane on the park-side of Prospect Park West that would be protected from traffic by a row of parked cars — but demanded that the city delay the project and separate the bikers from the parked cars with a raised median instead of the less-protective painted buffer. Comments (14).

New venue in Gowanus

Gowanus: The burgeoning arts Mecca now has a new music and art space: Littlefield. Comment.

A woman in a bikini washed bikes

Awesome: Here’s a old-fashioned way of promoting a new business: Put a woman in a bikini! Comment.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Net set! Brooklyn Paper team wins two more Web awards

The award-winning Web site you are now reading just won two more honors this week. This is fun, no? Comments (1).

Nothing but net: Ratner wins a big one!

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner won an important court victory against nine property owners inside the project’s footprint who had argued that the state Constitution bars the use of eminent domain for any development that includes luxury housing. Comments (9).

Levin to Dems: I will show up this time

Election: Candidate Steve Levin vows to stop his “Rose Garden” strategy, break away from Vito Lopez’s shadow and finally debate the issues in the race to succeed Councilman David Yassky. Comments (12).

Theme park experts urge city to ‘Disney-fy’ Coney

Coney Island: Mayor Bloomberg’s hand-picked panel of amusement industry experts is urging the city to find a single operator to run a proposed new theme park for Coney Island, a controversial suggestion that would radically change the nature of the People’s Playground, once the domain of a multitude of independent carnies and ride owners. Comments (13).

Lunch order in the court!

Downtown: You’ve heard of a hung jury, but what do you do with a hungry jury? One Downtown business group has the answer. Comments (2).

Title Tracks is a smash!

Smash or Trash: On the eve of two weekend shows, Title Tracks gets a rave from The Brooklyn Paper’s “Smash or Trash” team. With video … Comment.

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