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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

UPDATE! Jacko tribute will be in Prospect Park this Saturday

Fort Greene: The Nethermeade in Prospect Park is gonna be startin’ something this Saturday. Comments (1).

MTA says no plaque-o for Jacko at subway station he made famous

Fort Greene: The MTA told a Brooklyn councilwoman to beat it after she suggested that the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station be renamed in honor of Michael Jackson, who famously filmed his “Bad” video there in 1987. Comments (8).

The issue that’s too hot to wait for!

Page 1: Here it is, folks — our full print edition, just one click away! Just finger the link above and you’ll be treated with all our coverage, features, calendars, columns, pictures and cute little tidbits that make you love the print edition of The Brooklyn Paper. Included this week is even a letter to the editor from the editor’s daughter. It’s a classic you won’t want to miss! Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Highlights of the Caribbean!

Event: Here’s your guide to the annual Caribbean Day parade! Comment.

Care Bears on Fire — on Letterman!

Music: Everybody’s — or at least every middle-aged editor with two kids’ — favorite band, Care Bears on Fire, rocked on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday night. Comments (2).

This time, Joe Sitt has screwed up

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board, which has long championed Joe Sitt’s plan for Coney Island, makes a strong break with the developer after he locked out his own amusement park in the middle of the summer. Comments (3).

Marty enters Bermuda ‘Triangle’ by endorsing Levin — and the rezoning

Election: Borough President Markowitz endorsed two of Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s pet projects this week, giving his blessing to a controversial rezoning and the powerful Democratic Party boss’s Council candidate. Comments (8).

A fortnight of Redford films

Cinema: Even if you miss Robert Redford’s two-night stand at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, there will still be hours and hours of Redford to soak in during BAMcinematek’s retrospective, “Robert Redford: Artist and Activist,” Sept. 8–16. Comments (1).

And from the mailbag...

Letters: Two letters this week: One from a woman who’s upset by unsanitary conditions on the Boardwalk, another from a girl who misses her dad. Comment.

Former nunnery is now an art gallery!

Art: The Convent of St. Cecilia in Greenpoint housed nuns until last year, but on Friday, it will become a different kind of haven. Comment.

Shul house rocked — again!

Brooklyn Heights: A Brooklyn Heights synagogue that has been repeatedly robbed and attacked was hit again last week — and rabbis believe it is the same man responsible for earlier break-ins. Comments (1).

Walk of art

Art: This is it: Your last chance to see some great art while you shop. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy in Brooklyn — a Brooklyn Paper flashback

Brooklyn Heights: Though best known for representing Massachusetts for 47 years in the Senate, Ted Kennedy was also known to gourmands in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (2).

A commanding win keeps the Cyclones on top

Cyclones: With 12 games left to go, only a Met-like collapse could stop the Cyclones. (Did we really say that?) Comment.

Junior’s. Nathan’s. Yassky?

Election: Borough President Markowitz is out on the hustings for David Yassky in a fun new TV ad. Comments (2).

Slope library branch to close for a year or more

Park Slope: Park Slope’s busy public library branch will shut down this fall — perhaps for a year or more — while the city renovates the building to make it more accessible to the disabled, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2).

Road rage! Montague Street gets in on the pedestrian plaza trend

Event: Montague Street will again become a pedestrian mall — but this year’s version will shut down fewer blocks for less time. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

Bloomy still wants Gehry — plus other tidbits from the mayor in our endorsement sit-down

Politics: Mayor Bloomberg sat down with our editors and reporters on Monday — and he made news with practically everything he said. Comments (18).

It’s war as two Vietnamese sandwich shops do battle four blocks apart

Dining: Seventh Avenue in Park Slope just got its second Vietnamese sandwich shop — four blocks from the neighborhood’s first — and not since the Vietnam War has there been as juicy a story of spies, secrets, lies and Vietnamese families torn apart. Comments (4).

Watch our comptroller debate now!

Election: Who should be our next comptroller? Decide for yourself by watching our exclusive debate featuring all four hopefuls. Comment.

Cops collar two muggers!

Park Slope: This week’s blotter opens with a solid arrest after a midnight mugging. Plus all the other crime from the neighborhood’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Prepare for ‘Battle Week’

Event: This weekend features the annual commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn, which George Washington won by losing. Comments (2).

Monday, Aug. 24, 2009

UPDATE! Jacko tribute will be in Prospect Park this Saturday

Fort Greene: The Nethermeade in Prospect Park is gonna be startin’ something this Saturday. Comments (7).

UPDATE! Locked out Coney carny vows to reopen on Tuesday

Coney Island: The amusement park operator who was locked out by developer Joe Sitt last Friday wanted to be back in business on the old Astroland site on Tuesday, but a court shot him down. Comments (5).

Two more interns leave — but not without a tribute!

Podcast: We’ve lost two more great interns — Robin Riskin and Jared Foretek. Please join us for this donut-filled tribute. With video … Comment.

MTA still has no ‘Hewes’ for station entrances

Williamsburg: Stairways to heaven they ain’t. Comments (5).

Smartmom is away, so Teen Spirit lives the high life

Smartmom: With the family in California, Teen Spirit is in Brooklyn, working and partying. But Smartmom exacts her revenge. Comments (13).

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009

‘Law and Order’ on Court Street

TV: TV’s long-running “Law & Order” lensed a scene on Court Street near Wyckoff Street on Thursday — and the good guys got their man. Comments (2).

Friday, Aug. 21, 2009

Update! Jacko tribute looks to be headed to Prospect Park

Fort Greene: August 29 tribute event will be moved from Fort Greene Park — and it looks like it’s heading to Prospect Park. Comments (8).

LOCKOUT! Joe Sitt shuts down his own Coney amusement park

Coney Island: Developer Joe Sitt abruptly shut down the Dreamland amusement park on his land in Coney Island, the site of the old Astroland theme park, last Friday morning, saying that the operator owed more than $500,000 in rent. Comments (10).

All the president’s men: Woodstein — and Redford — at BAM on Sept. 12!

Cinema: Two of the most important journalists of the 20th century — and the actor who brought their story to life in one of the greatest movies of the same century — will be at BAM on Sept. 12. Comment.

BLACKOUT! Fairway loses power! Produce, shopping trips spoiled

Red Hook: A power outage at Fairway on Wednesday afternoon sent the bustling Red Hook supermarket into pandemonium, causing confusion among shoppers and employees in the darkened aisles. Comments (2).

Pulaski Bridge to go under the knife

Mean Streets: You might want to avoid the Pulaski Bridge starting on Monday when the Greenpoint-to-Long Island City span gets a make-over. Comments (1).

The New Up is a downer!

Smash or Trash: The band has a new album out, but the Smash or Trash team trashed it. Sorry. With video … Comment.

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