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Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Seven up or down? Slope’s Main Street is in flux

Park Slope: Seventh Avenue is a commercial strip in flux with 27 storefronts empty or under renovation. Comments (3).

Atlantic antics! Yards hearing goes haywire!

Atlantic Yards: Last night’s public hearing about the recent changes to the Atlantic Yards proposal that gave would-be developer Bruce Ratner sweeter terms degenerated into mayhem as supporters and opponents shouted at each other and the state panel overseeing the stalled megaproject. Comments (17).

Fin-tastic! Girl wins fishing contest for first time ever!

Park Slope: Here’s one girl who can swim with the big kois. Comments (5).

Cyclones take the nightcap

Cyclones: Lots of runs, but not a lot of hits as the Cyclones vanquish the Lake Monsters in Game 2 of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. Comment.

Pig iron! Porky animal sacrifice dumped at cemetery gate

Greenwood Heights: A severed pig’s head left outside the Green-Wood Cemetery was apparently a gift to the gods, but neighbors said the swine shrine was simply an assault on their senses. Comments (2).

Red Hook says ‘Adios’ as LeNell seeks B and B (and B) in Mexico

Shopping: First Leon Trotsky and now LeNell heads to Mexico to seek fortune. Comments (4).

Pick up your trash!

Meadows of Shame: In the wake of Sunday’s trash-filled party in Prospect Park, The Brooklyn Paper editorial board reminds readers that the park is for everyone — and everyone should pick up his damn trash afterwards! Comments (2).

Our readers debate: Who is to blame for trash in the park?

Letters: Our online readers are going nuts about the filth in Prospect Park Comments (5).

Life’s a picnic — with the Go Brooklyn field guide, that is

Shopping: June was a complete washout, so now it’s time to fully embrace the picnic — and the good news is that The Brooklyn Paper is here to help with our first annual park-by-park guide to the perfect picnic. Comment.

The Oh So Feisty One’s not-so-excellent adventure

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Smartmom day at BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Smartmom lets OSFO ride the subway by herself — and she ends up in another county! Comments (3).

The real blame for ‘Meadows of Shame’

Meadows of Shame: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming knows where to place the blame for the messy conditions at Prospect Park. Comments (3).

The Olympics are coming to Park Slope

Nightlife: The board game Olympics, that is. Comment.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Marty’s campaign tries to knock rival off the ballot

Election: Borough President Markowitz is a shoo-in for a third term — yet the powerful beep isn’t taking any chances, moving this week to knock his virtually unknown Democratic challenger off the ballot. Comments (15).

Hot ‘Corner’! Beloved diner really is just doing renovations!

Dining: The Grecian Corner will return! Comments (4).

It’s all Greek to them! Readers stunned by takeover of Ridge blog

Bay Ridge: A would-be Greek tycoon has purchased the name of Bay Ridge’s second most trusted news source — the Bay Ridge Rover — and is running that good name into the ground. Comments (6).

Cyclones lost today — with another game later tonight

Cyclones: The Lake Monsters show their teeth in a rare day game. Comment.

‘General’ discontent over new sign at DUMBO store

Shopping: A DUMBO entrepreneur has ended years of peaceful anonymity and started a riveting neighborhood debate by simply hanging a sign. Comments (1).

Ikea to start charging for ferry service to Hook superstore

Red Hook: The Swedish furniture giant, which made alternative transportation a big selling point at its Red Hook megastore, will now start charging for boat rides from Manhattan. Comment.

Dial ‘C’ for confusion! We’re getting a new area code

In the beginning, there was 212. Then 212 begat 718. Then 212 and 718 begat 917, 347 and 646. And soon, three new digits will arrive. Comment.

Costly Montessori expansion to go ahead despite cut of special ed program

Parenting: An elite private school’s expansion plans in Cobble Hill have renewed debate about its decision last year to cut a highly touted special education program. Comment.

The Mekons will play the Bell House!

Music: Some “genuine legends” of the 1970s punk-rock scene are coming to the Bell House next Friday. Comment.

Rosemarie O’Keefe, GOP stalwart, is dead

Bay Ridge: Rosemarie O’Keefe, the heart and soul of Bay Ridge’s tight-knit Republican community, died of cancer on July 17. She was 65. Comments (1).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Council: Bloomy Coney rezoney is no baloney

Coney Island: A City Council committee approves the city’s plan to revive Coney Island. Comments (3).

Update! Parks Dept. will go after the dirty birds!

Meadows of Shame: One day after our story about a party promoter who left Prospect Park a mess, the Parks Department now says it will try to get some cash for all that trash. Comments (94).

Another winning streak bites the dust

Cyclones: Vermont destroys the Cyclones, who really did seem to have gotten back to their winning ways. Comment.

This corned beef hash is smokin’!

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Don’t miss the corned beef hash at Dizzy’s. Comments (6).

‘Daydream’ needs a wake-up call in Prospect Park

Dooley Noted: It is not very often that a theatrical production comes along that features puppetry, scenery-chewing acting, greatly truncated Shakespeare and absurd accents — and yet still doesn’t fully satisfy me. Comment.

Literary b-ball league is booked solid

Greenpoint: Are you desperately searching for a way to combine books and basketball, the two loves of your life? Wait, don’t answer. Comments (5).

Monday, July 20, 2009

D’oh nuts! Tim Hortons replaces Dunkin Donuts in two Downtown spots

Dining: Canadian donut invader Tim Hortons has opened in two Downtown locations and, of course, The Brooklyn Paper team was there. With video … Comments (5).

How sweep it is! Clones take all three from Abner’s boys

Cyclones: Complete weekend domination — a three-game sweep over Auburn. Comment.

Don’t forget the new parking rules today!

Brooklyn Heights: If you live in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO or Downtown, your parking regulations changed (for the better) today! Here’s our story on the subject. Comment.

‘Whole’ lotta Frank!

Rhythm & News: In his latest “Rhythm and News” feature, the Bard of Bushwick, Frank Hoier, fantasizes about what a Whole Food supermarket would be like. With video … Comments (1).

All the world’s a stage — and you can thank The Brooklyn Paper

Theater: A Bay Ridge theater troupe gets a new home — with a supporting role played by us! Comment.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday night’s all right for beating up the Doubledays

Cyclones: This was domination — 11-3 over Auburn. Comment.

The gods must be Cyclones fans

Cyclones: Fog cut shorts a game — with the Cyclones leading 1–0. Comment.

Friday, July 17, 2009

After loss, Pedro tells Cyclones: ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!’

Cyclones: The skipper holds a closed-door meeting in hopes of ending this promising team’s long skid. Comments (1).

Cyclones lose a day game

Cyclones: The one-game winning streak is over and the Cyclones are back to their losing ways. Comment.

Botanic Garden to get a new face

Prospect Heights: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is about to break ground on a new, transparent, glass-walled structure — but it’s not a new greenhouse, it’s a spiffy new Washington Avenue entrance. Comments (4).

Two Ridge parks to be spruced (yes that pun was intended!)

Bay Ridge: It was a field day in Bay Ridge last week, when two neglected parks finally got the treatment they deserve. Comments (4).

Council candidate: Party boss ‘stole’ my petitions!

Politicrasher: The Republican Party is tearing itself apart even before its City Council candidate in Park Slope can get his chance to be shredded at the polls in November. Comments (25).

Want to open a supermarket? Here’s your chance

Vinegar Hill: The city has made it official: It wants a supermarket inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Comments (7).

Check out the bats of Prospect Park

Event: Don’t be scared, be excited by our nocturnal pals. After all, they eat bugs. 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.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

State blocks higher rents for garage at Riverside Apartments

Brooklyn Heights: A state agency has sunk a landlord’s plans to construct an underground garage topped with a garden behind an historic Joralemon Street apartment complex. Comments (1).

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