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Friday, Sept. 4, 2009

Another Slope swipe from Amy Sohn

Books: The author of the new chick-lit classic, “Prospect Park West,” has a lot to learn about the neighborhood she pans. Comments (11).

CNG newspapers publish Democratic primary endorsements

Politics: Clean sweep for Bill Thompson in the mayor’s race; editors are split among Katz, Liu, Yassky for comptroller; DeBlasio, Gioia and Siegel for public advocate. Comment.

Our print edition! Right here! Right now!

Page 1: It’s been a rough week, but we’ve finally got it all together! Click on the link below to download the latest edition of America’s favorite newspaper, which includes our highly anticipated Democratic Primary endorsements — as well as all the excitement you’d expect from The Brooklyn Paper. And, as always, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Another ‘Bad’ idea

Despite more pleas, the MTA says it still won’t honor Michael Jackson with a mural at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street subway station. Comments (3).

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009

Sweet ‘Dreamland’!

Coney Island: A deal has been brokered to bring summer fun back to Dreamland on Coney Island! Comments (4).

Starring Park Slope

Books: Love Park Slope so much you only read books (or watch movies) where it’s a central character? Here’s a list for you! Comments (1).

He is the eggman!

Dyker Heights: Councilman Vincent Gentile took Dyker Heights parrots under his wing when he postponed a park renovation that could have caused the worst egg accident since Humpty Dumpty’s infamous fall. Comments (4).

Hakeem’s dream

Fort Greene: Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries wants to bail out luxury apartment developers with new loans that would turn high-end units into ‘affordable’ residences. Comments (2).

His story is not history

Two Kings County historians are sparring over factual inaccuracies in one of their books, and the fight is getting so intense that it seems they actually believe the adage that only the winner gets to write history. Comment.

Beltran looks good as a Clone

Cyclones: Carlos Beltran looked like a man among boys at Keyspan Park on Wednesday. That’s because he was. Comments (1).

Hotel Le View!

Park Slope: Rejoice! Brooklyn finally has it’s rooftop bar! Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

He was the walrus

The New York Aquarium — and the city as a whole — lost one of its most cherished inhabitants on Tuesday, when Akituusaq the walrus died at the age of 2. Comments (5).

A big win puts the Cyclones in the playoffs!

Cyclones: The Yankees have won 11 in a row, but the Cyclones still have a thin lead with six games to play. And last night’s win clinched at least a wild-card berth. Comment.

In the 33rd District, candidates must love bikes

Election: Some City Council debates focus their energy on lower taxes, affordable housing, or crime. But in the 33rd District, at least for one night, bicycles were the main issue. Comments (9).

Gowanus Lounge’s Guskind OD’d

Gowanus: Bob Guskind, the journalist behind the popular Gowanus Lounge blog, died of an accidental overdose of three prescription drugs. Comments (4).

Another parking holiday!

Mean Streets: Live in Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene or Clinton Hill? Find out where you can park for free for a few weeks! Comment.

Here they are — your Police Blotters

Crime: If it’s Wednesday, it’s Police Blotter day on BrooklynPaper.com. Find your neighborhood below or click the link above to get a full list. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009

Meet the would-be mayors!

Election: Click on the links below to read — and watch — our exclusive sit-down interviews with Democratic mayoral aspirants Bill Thompson and Tony Avella.

This is getting ugly — another loss and the lead is down to a half-game

Cyclones: The Staten Islands Yankees are surging. Comment.

The family returns — and rebonds with Teen Spirit

Smartmom: Hepcat, Smartmom and the Oh So Feisty One return from vacation and find themselves back in love with Teen Spirit. Comments (6).

Park Slope will be bluegrass central next week

Music: Park Slope is a long way from the hills of Appalachia, but for two days in September, the neighborhood will be filled with the down home sound of fiddles and banjos. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 31, 2009

Another bike stolen — again! — from our wheely good editor

Brooklyn Angle: Say it ain’t so! It is so: Our editor is a three-time loser. Comments (17).

Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson bash is a complete success

Fort Greene: The Nethermeade in Prospect Park rocked in tribute to the King of Pop — and it was even spic and span within minutes. Comments (8).

Finally — you be the reporter!

We know you love The Brooklyn Paper — so now you get a chance to join the ranks of Senior Reporter Mike McLaughlin and Less-Senior Reporter Ben Muessig and write a Brooklyn Paper story yourself! In the spirit of the old Mad Libs game (though nothing like it at all because of legal reasons!), click on the link above and insert the parts of speech that you think will make our copy sing. Next week, we’ll print the funniest story in The Brooklyn Paper — so choose your words carefully! It’s fun for the whole family! Comment.

Box office flop! Court St cinema searched only ladies’ bags

Cinema: The United Artists Court Street Cinema discriminated against its own customers when it started searching only women’s pocketbooks, not men’s bags, at the Brooklyn Heights multiplex this summer, some moviegoers charge. Comments (6).

Library show highlights Brooklyn’s natural history

Art: Times have certainly changed since ladies improved their figures with whalebone girdles — but a new photography show at the Brooklyn Public Library shows that nature is eternal. Comment.

A wine-win situation on Sept. 11

Shopping: A Park Slope shop will mark our day of national service with some real service — a wine tasting. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009

A close loss at a really bad time

Cyclones: The Cyclones lose as the Yankees win, cutting the lead to just one and a half games. Comments (1).

A big win upstate

Cyclones: Unfortunately, the Yankees swept, cutting the Cyclone lead to just two-and-a-half games. Comments (2).

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009

Watch our public advocate debate now!

Election: Last week, we taped a scintillating debate with the four public advocate candidates — and you can watch it right now by clicking the link above! With video … Comments (1).

A rainout — but a half-game lead trim

Cyclones: Damn those Yankees. They won while the Cyclones were rained out in Oneonta. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 28, 2009

IT’S OVER! Coney’s Dreamland will be closed for the rest of the summer

Coney Island: Coney Island’s biggest amusement park will remain closed this weekend — and for the rest of the summer — as a state Supreme Court judge refused to force landowner Joe Sitt to reopen the theme park that he abruptly shut down last week amid a rent dispute with the park’s operator. Comments (17).

Hotel Le Bleu has finally raised the roof — with a bar!

Nightlife: The open-air watering hole is finally here — and The Brooklyn Paper’s team was there. With video … 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).

Bloomy in our hood! An exclusive video preview!

Politics: Mayor Bloomberg sat down with our editors and reporters on Monday. Here’s just a small taste. With video … Comment.

Our debate is a brawl! Candidates for Fort Greene seat get testy

Election: Some of the wildest action so far this campaign season involved one man and two women going at it in front of a camera — in a hot City Council debate in The Brooklyn Paper’s Metrotech offices this week. With video … Comments (6).

Frank wants his own backyard farm!

Rhythm & News: Frank Hoier read in The Brooklyn Paper about the women who are farming people’s backyards, so the Bard of Bushwick was moved to write his new hit, “Brooklyn Sharecropper” for this week’s “Rhythm and News” feature. With video … Comment.

A big win — and a new team save record

Cyclones: The Cyclones beat the Tigers, and Michael Powers sets the squad’s all-time save mark with his 16th. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001

It was a dog slay afternoon

Fort Greene: A police officer shot a vicious guard dog terrorizing the streets of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill on Sunday. Comment.

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