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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Read our entire print edition — online!

Page 1: If you’re reading this, you’re on a computer. But maybe you’re still old school about how you like to consume your favorite newspaper, The Brooklyn Paper. Look, even we sometimes get tired of all the clicking and cutting and pasting and linking and browsing — so why not do what we do: Click the one link above and peruse the downloadable version of our print edition? Awesome, thanks. Comment.

Borough is Mesmer-ized for poet Sharon

Brooklyn Angle: Our readers have spoken: They want Sharon Mesmer to be the next poet laureate of Brooklyn. Comments (1).

Double stan-turd! Dogs owners must scoop poop, while the horsey set can ride on

Windsor Terrace: Something stinks — and it’s that pile of horse manure! Comments (8).

Council candidates react to the school question

Election: Click below to find out whether your would-be councilman or woman has a school-age child in private school — and what his or her rivals think of that!

Buzzy prepares his sue-fflé over arborcidal artwork

DUMBO: The posh River Café has dished up a $3-million complaint against everyone associated with last summer’s tree-killing Waterfalls art installation, charging that salty mist from the falls damaged the eatery’s manicured grounds and facilities. Comments (4).

Big news! The Brooklyn Paper says yes on Superfund!

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board has heard the entire debate and makes its decision: We support the federal Superfund designation of the Gowanus Canal. Comments (3).

Duffield neighbors are hostile to the new hostel

Downtown: The builders behind Duffield Street’s half-finished Hotel Indigo revealed renderings this week for another boutique hotel on the Downtown throughway — the fourth inn planned for the block between Fulton and Willoughby streets. And not everyone is happy. Comments (2).

Secret is out at Garden cafe — it’s closed for good!

Dining: Prospect Heights eaters are mourning the surprise loss of the Garden Cafe, which closed abruptly last month after a pioneering 24-year run on Vanderbilt Avenue. Comments (5).

And from the mailbag

Letters: A nice mix of letters, including one on the Gowanus Canal clean-up and a poem about the F train! Comment.

Tough to play the real-estate game

Cartoon: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming offers his take on free-falling house prices in the borough. Comment.

Yassky’s boxed in

Williamsburg: Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights) took a break from campaigning for city comptroller and took over the foursquare court at Saturday’s “Williamsburg Walks” event. Comments (5).

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Breaking news! ‘Whole’ lot of nothing as food megastore abandons Gowanus site

Shopping: Exclusive: Whole Foods has shelved its plans to open its first Brooklyn branch on Third Avenue near the Gowanus Canal, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (34).

A ‘Giant’ show in Prospect Park this Saturday

Music: They Might Be Giants sat down with us at Terrace Bagels a few days before Saturday’s family show in Prospect Park. Cool. Comments (1).

‘Eternal Sunshine’ house may not be torn down after all

Williamsburg: The final credits haven’t rolled for a cinematic Williamsburg home that was once slated for demolition. Comment.

‘Alternate’ reality for Heights and DUMBO as parking rules change

Brooklyn Heights: Downtown, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill and Brooklyn Heights will finally get in on the alternate-side-of-the-street parking holiday starting on Monday, when city workers begin the six- to eight-week chore of installing new signs to reflect changes in street cleaning rules. Comments (1).

Readin’, writin’ and rubble — Council approves demo of Slope’s PS 133

Park Slope: The City Council has paved the way for the demolition of a 108-year-old Fourth Avenue schoolhouse to make room for a new building with triple the capacity. Comments (4).

In the 33rd district, one candidate is truly in ‘jeopardy’

Election: Answer: This Park Slope brainiac has moved beyond the world of game show competition and entered the rough and tumble world of Brooklyn politics to endorse a candidate for the City Council seat being vacated by David Yassky. Comments (1).

Laissez les bons temps rouler avec les Francais de Smith Street en 12 Juillet

Event: That headline is French to honor Sunday’s big Bastille Day street fair on Smith Street. Comments (5).

It ain’t easy being Green — if you want to get on the ballot

Election: David Pechefsky begins the long struggle to run as a Green in one of the city’s most-liberal neighborhoods. Comments (2).

Get out of the subway and onto one of his scooters

Shopping: A new Downtown shop wants you to save money, save gas and get into the Zen spirit of owning your own scooter. Comments (7).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Who’s to blame for the dirty park? Read on!

Meadows of Shame: Mystery solved: The Prospect Park Alliance said it wanted to clean the park this weekend, but was stymied because there was no place to put the garbage! Comments (9).

Free fall! Housing prices are plummeting

Development: After bucking a national trend for more than a year, home prices in Brooklyn are finally in free fall, a new study revealed on Monday. Comments (5).

Slope writer offers cons from the pros of comedy

Checkin’ in with: What makes something funny? And, more important, how can you get your screenplay made? Find out here. Comments (1).

Smoky fire burns water tank factory

Williamsburg: Brooklyn didn’t have an official fireworks show this year, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any smoke in the sky on July 4. Comment.

What’s the matter with kids these days? Computers!

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Smartmom day at BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Smartmom bemoans the Oh So Feisty One’s “virtual sleepover” with her pal, Luvbud. Comments (1).

Built to thrill: The Siren Festival is back

Nightlife: On July 18, the ninth annual Siren Festival will once again transform the People’s Playground into the Rocker’s Rec Room. Comment.

Monday, July 6, 2009

No ‘truffle’ eating this whole pie

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The best thing we ate this week? The truffle pizza at Toby’s Public House in Greenwood Heights. Comment.

CHESTNUT DOES IT AGAIN! Defeats Kobayashi with a new world record

Podcast: Joey Chestnut eats 68 HDBs. Eat it, Japan! With video … Comments (3).

What a dump! Prospect Park was a real mess this weekend

Meadows of Shame: And Park Slopers weren’t pleased. Comments (27).

Now some ‘Frank’ speaking about Bushwick

Rhythm & News: In his latest “Rhythm and News” feature, the Bard of Bushwick, Frank Hoier, sings about...Bushwick! With video … Comment.

Melissa’s shortcake recipe is berry good

Dining: Our top chef gives us another great summertime recipe. Comments (2).

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

The fall of man! Elephants beat humans at Coney contest

Brooklyn Angle: In what may have been humanity’s most humbling day since scientists taught a monkey to communicate by sign language, a trio of elephants from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus defeated three legendary human athletes in a hot dog bun-eating contest in Coney Island this afternoon. Comments (4).

A freaky three-way for the Smash or Trash team!

Smash or Trash: With a big music weekend upon us, the Smash or Trash team reviews three new songs. With video … Comment.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Circle jerks? Neighbors say that punky kids ruin Bartel Pritchard Square

Park Slope: Windsor Terrace residents are railing against a crew of skateboarders who hang out in the circle at the end of Prospect Park West. Comments (61).

Brooklyn Museum’s Yinka Shonibare show blows away the art world

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension raves about Yinka Shonibare. Comment.

Oedipus Recchia! Council panel is not too keen on Bloomy’s Coney rezoney

Coney Island: Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan to redevelop Coney Island came under a blistering attack from a hostile City Council committee last week. Comments (8).

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