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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Read The Paper — on your computer!

Page 1: What a jam packed print edition of The Brooklyn Paper — but you don’t have to go out and pick us up or wait for our home delivery people to get to you. You can click above and read it all! Be first on your block to enjoy our full coverage of this great borough we call home. And make sure to clip and save our GO Brooklyn Summer Preview — a special section! And as we say in the newsroom, “Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn!” Comment.

Finally, someone challenges Marty (oops, he’s a Republican)

Politicrasher: Opponents of Atlantic Yards who hoped for a candidate to run against project cheerleader Borough President Markowitz got half their wish this week — a challenger has finally emerged, but he thinks Markowitz hasn’t championed the mega-development enough! Comments (12).

Burgers: City ‘Kent’ get it right

Mean Streets: The city unveiled its latest Kent Avenue bike lane plan — this time seeking to bring peace to warring bicyclists, motorists and business owners — but Williamsburg’s inland residents claim the new proposal only makes matters worse. Comments (33).

Paper: Stop the BID bid

Editorial: Our editorial board backs a group of rogue merchants on Fulton Street who are fighting a new business improvement district in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Comments (3).

Staycation this summer? Our GO Brooklyn guide makes it a great one

It’s summer and the economy stinks. But Brooklyn is the perfect place for a staycation. From outdoor films to Mojito-soaked patios to circuses to parades of half-naked mermaids, you’ll find plenty to do this summer — all in walking or subway distance from your home. Comment.

Fire on Court Street!

Cobble Hill: More than 60 firefighters rushed to Court Street near the corner of Bergen Street this morning, dousing a smokey blaze that broke out at 8 am on the top floor of a four-story building above the legendary Court Street Bagels. Comments (2).

Albany throws Bloomy a rabbit punch in Coney

Coney Island: Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to redevelop Coney Island is tied up in Albany, causing yet another headache for the controversial proposal to create a new amusement park and thousands of apartments on the hard-luck peninsula. Comments (3).

Catholic school parents see only turmoil in Flanagan’s wake

Park Slope: Parents at a Park Slope Catholic school are praying that they can save a beloved principal whose career is on the line. Comments (5).

Cartoonist to cruise ships: Belch somewhere else!

Cartoon: Cartoonist Cristian Fleming is literally gasping over dirty cruise ships. Comment.

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The Brooklyn chapter of the American Institute of Architects gave us double the pleasure in this week’s mailbag. Comments (2).

The better the cheese, the ‘Larder’ they come

Shopping: Park Slope residents will be saying cheese when they visit Bklyn Larder — a new fromagerie that opened on Flatbush Avenue this week. Comment.

Bloomy slashes North Brooklyn park budget

Williamsburg: The grass in McCarren Park isn’t the only green the city is going to cut in North Brooklyn this summer. Comments (3).

The day the music died: Williamsburg’s Black Betty to close

Nightlife: The influential Williamsburg music venue Black Betty is closing on a blue note. Comment.

Collared! Jewelers go from selling bracelets to wearing handcuffs

Bay Ridge: Cops say 17 Brooklyn jewelry stores — including the Yellow Hook shops Golden Art Fine Jewelers on Fifth Avenue and C&S Jewelers on Third Avenue — offered investigators cheaper prices if they paid in cash in an attempt to hide revenue from tax collectors, District Attorney Charles Hynes told reporters on Tuesday. Comment.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Idle talk! Deal to power down cruise ships sinks

Red Hook: A plan to reduce the air pollution being belched by cruise liners at the Red Hook ship terminal fell apart in a jurisdictional dispute that has left locals literally gasping for air. Comments (6).

Cough, cough! Two Red Hook schools closed in flu fear

Red Hook: PS 15 and the PAVE Academy Charter School in the same Sullivan Street building will be closed through Monday due to fear of flu. Comments (1).

Naughty, naughty! Babeland has given Park Slope a rise

Brooklyn Angle: The sex toy shop marks a successful first year. Comments (3).

Slopers say city rolled out green carpet for ballplayers, not locals

Park Slope: Parents are battling with the city for access to J.J. Byrne Park in the most intense skirmish for control of the turf since Gen. George Washington’s troops retreated across the very same patch of land during the Battle of Brooklyn more than 200 years ago. Comments (1).

Going up! ‘Finger’ building will keep rising

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The new owners of Williamsburg’s so-called “Finger Building” have agreed to amputate the controversial North Eighth Street tower, but the size of the cut remains in question. Comments (2).

The Atlantic Avenue artwalk returns

Art: The sixth annual Atlantic Avenue Artwalk this weekend has the same 200 or so artists, the same wide range of studio openings, and plenty of film screenings and live music — but this year, it’s a “recession-friendly event,” thanks to plenty of freebies and discounted menus at restaurants. Comments (1).

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Under cover battle! It’s Park Slope vs. Prospect Heights for literary supremacy

Park Slope: Has Prospect Heights passed Park Slope as the borough’s pre-eminent literary community? Comments (1).

A ‘Ten’ shun! CB6 blocks Enrique Norten’s dream house in Slope

Park Slope: Internationally celebrated architect Enrique Norten’s unpopular apartment building in Park Slope suffered another blow last week when a local community board panel shot down an appeal to build additional units at the Carroll Street site. Comments (4).

Sex Ed 101: Smartmom finally learns how to talk to her kids about sex

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it’s Smartmom day on BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Smartmom takes a course on raising “sex-positive” kids. Could she finally become better at talking to her kids? Maybe next week. Comments (1).

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cops: We’ve caught the Windsor Terrace deli thugs

Windsor Terrace: Windsor Terrace grocers can finally relax now that cops have collared three suspects in connection with a month-long robbery spree. Comments (1).

LIRR chief: Sweeter MTA deal for Ratner could get Yards back on track

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner is poised to receive new, generous terms from the MTA that supporters say could jumpstart his stalled mega-project even as a new report revealed that the cit y would actually lose money on the basketball arena at the heart of the $4-billion housing and office complex. Comments (16).

Wilco legend loves our ticket contest!

Music: The keyboardist for Wilco has spoken: our ticket giveaway for the band’s July 13 concert in Coney Island is “great.” Comments (2).

Ticket sales in the tank? Who you gonna call? Gersh Kuntzman!

Brooklyn Angle: Hey, you! Take a piece of advice from Brooklyn’s most-philathropic columnist: Buy a ticket to the Prospect Park “Party for Playgrounds” NOW! Comments (1).

Ira Glass is coming! Ira Glass is coming!

Books: It doesn’t get much bigger than this in Park Slope: Ira Glass is coming to town! And it’s for a good cause! Comment.

Friday, May 29, 2009

We’re ba-ack! Home delivery of The Brooklyn Paper returns

You love our print edition — and now we’re making it easier to get! Comments (16).

Merchant ‘revolt’ against Fulton Street BID

Clinton Hill: Fulton Street merchants have launched another assault against a tax on property owners that would be allocated to improve the business environment along the thoroughfare in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Comments (1).

A tribute to our intern, Kate Emerson!

Podcast: She came, she saw, she shot. Kate Emerson was one of the greats. With video … Comment.

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.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Here they are — your Police Blotters

Crime: If it’s Wednesday, it’s Police Blotter day on BrooklynPaper.com. Find your neighborhood below or click the link above to get a full list. Comment.

Poor saps! City kills nine DeKalb Avenue trees

Downtown plan: There could be lots of lonely partridges on the first day of Christmas this year, because the city chopped down nine pears trees on DeKalb avenue last week. Comment.

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