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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009

It’s our ‘We love Mike’ issue

Page 1: Our endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg for a third term is already generating lots of buzz on the Interweb (and some angry calls to our office, but hey, whose counting?). But why listen to the naysayers or the lackeys? If you click the link above, you can download our full print edition, where you can read our wonderfully articulate endorsement, plus our regular news, arts and calendar features. And don’t miss Sunday’s birthday celebration for the Manhattan Bridge. It’s all here! Click today! Comment.

BREAKING: Marty — a loyal Dem — backs Bloomy for mayor!

Election: Borough President Markowitz — a Democrat — endorsed Mayor Bloomberg over Democratic rival (and Brooklynite!) Bill Thompson near Borough Hall today, calling the would-be third-term mayor “one of the greats.” Comments (10).

‘Dock’ tease: New internal e-mails show Walentas school would be substandard

DUMBO: The public middle school offered to the city by a DUMBO developer as a sweetener to get approval for his controversial apartment building next to the Brooklyn Bridge may have failed to meet city standards when it was approved earlier this year, according to documents that came to light this week. Comments (5).

Report: Recession is killing jobs, wages

It’s like an old “good news/bad news” joke: The bad news is that unemployment is surging and wages are falling in Brooklyn. Comments (1).

Happy 100th, Manny B!

Brooklyn Angle: Fans of the Manhattan Bridge — and they are legion, make no mistake — will finally get a chance to celebrate as the Brooklyn Bridge’s much-maligned younger brother celebrates its 100th birthday this weekend. Comment.

On Fulton Mall, the food is fast and the crimes are harsh

Downtown: Two people are beaten trying to use the bathroom in two Fulton Mall burger joints. A coincidence? We wish. Comments (3).

Armando’s is back — and so is the lobster!

Dining: Montague Street’s famed restaurant Armando’s is back in business — and so is its iconic lobster sign. Comment.

Cannes do! Two film festivals this weekend show that Brooklyn is ready for a close up

Cinema: Here’s our preview of the Red Hook and Coney Island film festivals. Comment.

Elizabeth Nunez’s new novel finds her ‘In-Between’

Books: The Bed-Stuy-based writer goes back to her Trinidad roots for her latest book. Comment.

In Downtown, a plan to get the cops off the sidewalk

Downtown: One of Downtown Brooklyn’s busiest corners will become a pedestrian oasis when the city constructs a public plaza at Hoyt and Schermerhorn streets. Comments (1).

More calls to ‘Kill Jews’

Bay Ridge: An anti-Semitic pamphleteer who terrorized Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill last week brought his hateful message to Bay Ridge overnight on Sept. 29 — in the midst of the Jewish holidays and just days after bigoted Christians protested Judaism at two Brooklyn synagogues. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

Our pick: Mike Bloomberg for mayor

Editorial: The Community Newspaper Group, which includes The Brooklyn Paper, heartily endorses Mayor Mike. Comments (15).

Brooklyn, you win one, you lose one

Election: Park Slope’s Bill DeBlasio trounces Mark Green for the Democratic runoff for public advocate while Brooklyn Heights’s David Yassky fails — and falls bad — to John Liu in the comptroller runoff. Comments (6).

Hero stops bad guy

Park Slope: A maintenance man chased down a thug — all in a day’s work. Comment.

Red Hook vendor wins the Vendy Award

Dining: It’s a vindication for the borough — and the Red Hook vendors. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009

Luxury conversion has DUMBO upset at the Walentases

DUMBO: DUMBO titans David and Jed Walentas, who pride themselves on having developed the neighborhood as a hub of creative culture, will alter a piece of that culture by converting a loft building filled with artists and non-profits into luxury rental apartments. Comments (7).

Lots of brutality and muggings!

Park Slope: Unlike last week, it was downright easy to write a police blotter this week — thanks to all the crime in Park Slope’s neighborhood’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Couch chronicles, part II: Smartmom learns to love the ratty divan

Smartmom: Looks like that 18-year-old sofa is here to stay — but so is Hepcat, so there is some good news this week. Comment.

The two Joshes of Stone Park Cafe to open Chinese restaurant

Dining: The creative team behind Park Slope’s acclaimed Stone Park Café is planning an affordable Chinese restaurant just blocks away the much-loved New American eatery. Comments (2).

Tiny Tim this ain’t! Big ukulele fest comes to Jalopy

Music: The Jalopy music hall on Columbia Street has emerged as one of the city’s leading blues and folk spots. So why is the venue playing with toys next month, when the Paris Uke Fest comes to town? Comments (3).

Monday, Sept. 28, 2009

Our stunning award sweep — live from Chicago

Podcast: Join Editor Gersh Kuntzman and Señor Editor Vince DiMiceli as they bring us video footage of The Brooklyn Paper’s stunning award wins at the Independent Free Papers of America convention in Chicago this weekend! With video … Comments (3).

Kansas bigotry falls flat at Brooklyn synagogues

Park Slope: A handful of hateful Midwesterners brought their anti-Semitic and anti-gay message to two Brownstone Brooklyn synagogues on Saturday — where they were met with anger, condemnation, and some old-fashioned chutzpah. Comments (27).

Tennis, everyone? That’s what one Williamsburg group wants

Williamsburg: North Brooklyn tennis players are serving up a plan that could turn McCarren Park’s crumbling courts into a racquet sports Mecca. Comments (5).

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009

We win — again! More awards for your Brooklyn Paper!

The Brooklyn Paper has done it again — winning a trifecta of top awards at this weekend’s Independent Free Papers of America annual conference just outside of Chicago. Comments (2).

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009

Hate-mongering Kansans begin their assault

Fort Greene: A Kansas-based anti-gay Baptist church began its promised three-day assault on Brooklyn with a brief rally this afternoon at a Fort Greene high school, two days before they vow to picket at three Jewish synagogues in Brownstone Brooklyn over those institutions’ apparent godlessness. Comments (24).

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