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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Our entire newspaper — one click away

Page 1: We love our loyal readers so much that we make our entire print edition available right now, just by clicking the headline above! So why wait for our delivery team to physically distribute the paper? Get all your favorite features (including Gersh’s drive in an electric sports car), news stories (how about Mike’s interview with Joe Sitt?), and even our exclusive team coverage of the best Father’s Day gift, a haircut? Enjoy them all — and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Broadway Triangle plan moves forward

Bushwick: The City Council’s Land Use Committee passed the controversial Broadway Triangle plan this week, all but clearing the way for approval from the full body — despite continuing outrage from a Bushwick councilwoman who opposes it. Comments (9).

Sitt on this! Joe says Bloomy’s Coney rezoney is baloney

Coney Island: Coney Island’s would-be savior, Joe Sitt, broke a two-year silence to skewer the city’s controversial Coney Island redevelopment plan, just as Mayor Bloomberg’s rezoning proposal got a rubber stamp from the City Planning Commission on Wednesday. Comments (3).

Nasal maneuver! Ridgites want a trained nose to sniff out Ft. Hamilton Pkwy problem

Bay Ridge: This one stinks all the way to the top! Comment.

City needs to solve bike lane problem

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board, which supports cycling, still has a problem with some parts of the city’s bike lane policy. Comments (36).

Born to be mild! Behind the wheel of Brooklyn’s first electric Mini Cooper

Brooklyn Angle: Our columnist got to test drive a 100-percent electricity-powered car. It was cool. With video … Comments (4).

PS 133 parents don’t like new kids on the block

Park Slope: A controversial city plan to tear down a historic schoolhouse on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope and build a new one with triple the capacity just doesn’t add up, neighbors say. Comments (11).

‘C’ is for cookie — on Father’s Day!

Dining: Our top chef gives us a great Father’s Day recipe. Comment.

Cut above! Why barbers are a man’s best friend

As we approach Father’s Day, it’s time to ponder the humble barber. Comments (3).

Web readers ask: What WAS that pro-arena editorial?

Letters: Our readers react. Negatively, in case you were wondering. Comments (8).

Feeding frenzy! Man vs. elephant in new Coney eating spectacle

Coney Island: Through the eons, the human race has never faced a challenge like this before — an eating contest against elephants! Comments (11).

Marty’s concert series rocks — of ages!

Music: Borough President Markowitz’s summer concert series lineup is out — and it features some big names…from the past. Comments (2).

Ballet high — on Downtown!

Downtown: Ballet has a new home in Brooklyn. And it’s Downtown. Comment.

Business briefs

Advertorial: GGMC Parking has just opened up a new garage in the Richard Meier building at 1 Eastern Pkwy. The garage is currently offering a rate of $225 for monthly parking. Comment.

Playing with fire? NYPD says you’ll get burned!

Park Slope: Please read this important message from our friends in uniform. Comment.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Enter our burger contest!

Here’s your chance to participate in this fall’s Burger Bash! Enter our contest today! Comment.

The trash talk ends in Red Hook as Van Brunt gets its garbage cans!

Red Hook: Finally, the city has agreed to install trash cans on Red Hook’s main drag. Comments (4).

Yards foes ‘suit’ up for another appeal

Atlantic Yards: Nine property owners inside the Atlantic Yards footprint moved last week to appeal last month’s Appellate Division ruling that said the state could use eminent domain to seize privately owned land for the controversial arena and skyscraper proposal. Comments (18).

Armed and ready? This year’s Clones think they have the right (and left) stuff

Ridin’ the Cyclones: We’re born again, there’s new grass on the field. But will the Brooklyn Cyclones avenge last season’s debacle? Comments (2).

Un-charter-ed territory at PS 15

Red Hook: A second schoolyard fight is underway between a new Red Hook charter school, which needs at least an extra year in PS 15 until its own facility is built, and the public school’s parents and teachers who want total control of the entire Sullivan Street elementary building. Comments (4).

Freedy Johnson will be at Union Hall!

Music: Sorry for the late notice, but Freedy Johnston is playing Union Hall tonight. Comments (1).

Rats! This new zoo specimen is cute!

Park Slope: Meet a rat you can really love. Comments (1).

Stein’s way: This photographer shot from the art

Art: Mike Stein’s newspaper photos from the 1980s are worth checking out at the Brooklyn Public Library. Comment.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Union haul! Vendors upset over city plan to relocate McCarren greenmarket

Shopping: The McCarren Park greenmarket is slated to move a few blocks away from its current location because vendors are tearing up the grass. Comments (16).

MTA vows to figure out what the ‘F’ is going on

Transit: We all know that something is wrong with the F train — but soon we’re going to know exactly what. Comments (12).

The Mermaid Parade — a very special preview!

Event: Amos Wengler, the Bard of Coney Island, performs his stirring and ageless classic, “The Mermaid Parade.” With video … Comment.

Fort Greene parents love PS 20’s bad boy principal

Fort Greene: Parents are rallying in support of a controversial principal of a Fort Greene elementary school accused of hitting a kindergarten teacher last month — but he faces a long road back into the front office. Comments (8).

Call it ‘Barroom Hill’ on this Boerum Hill drinking tour

Nightlife: Next Tuesday, Boerum Hill becomes “Barroom Hill,” thanks to a guided jaunt that will stop at three popular watering holes, each with its own link to a different historical age. Comments (3).

Ringling ain’t the only ‘greatest’ show in town

Dooley Noted: Our kids music, mime and puppetry reviewer checks out another installment of CIRCUSundays at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook. Comments (1).

Same as it ever was — Hepcat and Teen Spirit bond over David Byrne

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Smartmom day at BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Hepcat takes Teen Spirit to the David Byrne show in Prospect Park for some surprise bonding. Comment.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Enter our burger contest!

Here’s your chance to participate in this fall’s Burger Bash! Enter our contest today! Comment.

Bigger is better in Fort Greene

Fort Greene: In the midst of one of the most severe economic crises in decades, two real-estate developers are moving ahead, albeit slowly, to build hundreds of new apartment buildings in Fort Greene. Comments (2).

Wait ‘til this year! The Cyclones are back!

Cyclones: Nobody covers the Brooklyn Cyclones like The Brooklyn Paper. Here’s our preview of the coming Cyclones season. Comments (2).

New signs of life at Bridge ‘Park’

Bridge ‘Park’: The proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park showed new signs of life last week as officials moved to take the reins of its first piece of actual parkland — the existing Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. Comment.

‘Green Church’ school approved

Bay Ridge: Plans to build a school on the site of the demolished “Green Church” earned an A+ last week. Comments (8).

Friday, June 12, 2009

MTA is ‘Staar’ struck! Lola gets her store after our story!

At last, all’s well at Stillwell Avenue. Comments (1).

‘Fifth’ dimension: Slope merchants want to eliminate bike lane

Mean Streets: Some say Fifth Avenue isn’t wide enough for the both of them: cars and bikes. Comments (15).

CB1: Studio B is still a nuisance

Nightlife: Community Board 1 unanimously rejected a liquor license for Studio B, a nightclub on Banker Street. Comments (5).

This ‘Honeymoon’ is over!

Smash or Trash: The Smash or Trash team hated the husband-and-wife band, Post Honeymoon. With video … Comment.

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