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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009

A peaceful, easy way to get our entire print edition!

Page 1: This week’s Brooklyn Paper is another collector’s edition — so why wait until our swift couriers complete their appointed rounds? You can download and read the entire print edition by clicking the link above. All of our great ink-on-tree features are there: live coverage of bug-eating advocate Marc Dennis! Coverage of Bloomy’s F-train plan! A feature section devoted to helping you find peace and quiet! And all the stories, features, reviews, calendars, photos, jokes, asides and tidbits that make The Brooklyn Paper the best newspaper in America. Comment.

Bug appétit! Join The Brooklyn Paper as we eat insects!

Dining: You’ve heard of a mealworm, but have you ever heard of a meal of worms? With video … Comments (3).

Why we’re steamed

Editorial: Members of the Brooklyn Paper editorial board offer a tossed salad of things that are making them mad this summer. And who doesn’t love a tossed salad in the summer? Comment.

Broadway Triangle battle reaches Marty’s hearing room

Williamsburg: Great plan or politically corrupt boondoggle? Now, it’s the borough president’s turn to consider the evidence. Comments (11).

Serenity now! Our full guide to getting some peace and quiet

Horns are honking. Jackhammers are hammering. Politicians are calling. Babies are screaming (or worse, wanting you to play with them). Face it: you can’t get any freakin’ peace and quiet in this town! Comments (2).

It’s a ‘senior’ moment on Lefferts Place as company wants to build tall

Clinton Hill: A long-frozen plan to build affordable senior housing on Lefferts Place has come back to life, revealing a rift in the normally quiet corner of Clinton Hill between neighbors divided over the six-story project. Comment.

Bloomy’s F train plan has one big flaw

Atlantic Yards: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming sees the one main problem in Mayor Bloomberg’s campaign-year promise to fix the F train. Comments (1).

Porter Block’s new album is like a Gowanus music club

Music: Only Peter Block would find his inspiration in the murky Gowanus Canal. Comment.

Neighbors fill up on wine in Williamsburg bar fight

Williamsburg: A Community Board 1 committee voted on Tuesday night to deny a liquor license for a Metropolitan Avenue wine bar as neighbors complained that booze-soaked, party-loving, “frat boy”–filled Williamsburg just can’t handle one more drinking establishment. Comments (7).

Billyburg, G’point crime is way down — except for burglaries

Crime: Despite double-digit drops in most categories, break-ins are still a problem in North Brooklyn. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009

At last! The ‘greenest block’ in Brooklyn really is!

Brooklyn Angle: Credibility has finally been restored to the celebrated — but controversial — “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” contest. Comments (7).

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.

The Brooklyn Paper eats insects — on camera!

Podcast: You gotta see this! With video … Comment.

Batavia slugfest — but Cyclones slay the Muckdogs, 15–11 

Cyclones: This one was ugly, but a win is a win. Comments (2).

Is this a landmark? For ‘Shore’ it is!

Coney Island: Landmark status awaits — at long last, some say — at least two historic buildings in Coney Island, including the derelict Shore Theater, but possibly not the most famous site in the amusement area, Nathan’s Famous hot dog restaurant. Comments (11).

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009

Minor injuries, major horror, in Court Street multiplex fire

Downtown: At long last, it was the right time to yell “Fire” in a crowded movie house as the United Artists multiplex on Court Street was briefly consumed by smoke during a crowded afternoon screening on Tuesday. Comments (6).

Mayor wants F train on fast track — but he doesn’t control the MTA

Election: Mayor Bloomberg called for the creation of express subway service on the F line, one of the most crowded routes, as part of a larger campaign announcement calling for a multitude of mass transit improvements — and maybe even the return of trolleys! — for Brooklyn. Comments (13).

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).

Candidates waste big chance to be king of Brooklyn

Politicrasher: Only two candidates showed their Brooklyn street cred at last night’s Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce debate. Comments (9).

Brownstone Brooklyn spared in postal service cutbacks

For now, at least, post offices in Park Slope, Red Hook and Bay Ridge are safe. Comments (1).

A lockdown on Lincoln Place as ‘crazy’ lady goes mad

Park Slope: Cops put the lockdown on Lincoln Place on Tuesday morning as a woman whom neighbors openly called “the crazy lady” lived up to that cruel nickname. Comments (4).

The OSFO goes parasailing — and Smartmom finally learns to cut the cord

Smartmom: Smartmom lets the Oh So Feisty One take flight — finally! It’s a very special edition of Smartmom. Comments (1).

Say goodbye to two great interns!

Podcast: It’s the first of a series of summer farewell videos. With video … Comment.

Talk about a flying circus

Nightlife: What happens when you take Cirque de Soleil and cross it with the “Yellow Submarine?” You get Suspended Cirque’s “Urbanopolis,” at the Galapagos Art Space. Comment.

New show makes great fun of lousy economy

Theater: It’s current! It’s humorous! It’s educational! It’s “Tally Ho! Or Navigating the Future,” a slapstick comedy with trap doors, giant puppets, and smoke machines. Of course, it’s about the economy, stupid. Comment.

Classic kung fu film no longer gets the silent treatment

Cinema: A trio of rockers will bring some noise to a silent kung fu film during a rare screening. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 3, 2009

King Marty! Markowitz’s Dem challenger booted off the ballot!

Election: Borough President Markowitz locked up a third-term in a Manhattan board room on Tuesday afternoon as the Board of Elections kicked the Beep’s Democratic challenger off the ballot. Comments (10).

Chess grandmaster has a brand new game

Books: Move over, Su Doku! Chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley has a new mind game: pawn mowers. Comments (1).

Laika is back! Confession, via Brooklyn Paper, helps owner find stolen Husky

Fort Greene: Laika, the geriatric Husky whose abduction late last month prompted an immediate and visceral response from cops, readers and even a dog-loving state assemblyman, is back home — and you can partly thank The Brooklyn Paper! With video … Comments (14).

Our singer-newswriter ‘parks’ one!

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

City hacks off Ikea’s illegal cab service

Red Hook: Turns out, this guy was not all he claimed to be. Comments (4).

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

City sidewalk, busy sidewalk! Street pedestrian walkway is now a car lane!

Mean Streets: Critics are calling it “Ratner Road,” but it was city workers who turned a Pacific Street sidewalk into a lane of car traffic. Comments (2).

Help them find Laika — the stolen dog!

Fort Greene: Someone stole Laika, an 11-year-old Husky in Fort Greene this week — and cops, the owner and a dog-loving assemblyman are on the trail. With video … Comments (19).

Our team puts a hit on the new ‘Sopranos’ wine

Smash or Trash: They gave us an offer we could not refuse: drink this bottle of red wine. Now! With video … Comment.

It’s splitsville for the B61 bus!

Transit: The MTA wants to improve service on this Red Hook–Queens bus line by cutting service in half. Comments (1).

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ridge fire leaves families out in the heat

Bay Ridge: The terrifying fire that tore through a Bay Ridge apartment building early this morning left dozens of residents homeless — and 28 people injured. Comment.

Town-gown showdown as Slopers assail Berkeley Carroll expansion plan

Park Slope: An elite private school in Park Slope is caught in the crosshairs of its neighbors who say the academy’s expansion plan poses a threat to the quality of life on their blocks. Comment.

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