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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009

Our print edition — you know you want it

Page 1: The Brooklyn Paper is one of those things that you find yourself craving like a late-afternoon coffee or a hot dog at a ballgame. But wouldn’t it be great to get that quick pick-you-up any time you need one by simply clicking the link above and downloading the entire print edition? It really is amazing — one click and you get it all: our award-winning news stories, our comprehensive listings and our feature stories — all wrapped up in a beautifully designed package. Try it today! Comment.

Dog soldiers! South Slopers want a place to run their pets

Park Slope: Dog owners in the canine no man’s land of the South Slope want their own dog run — but if past attempts are any indication, they are barking up the wrong tree. Comments (4).

Betrayal! Boro’s two top Dems are supporting non-Democrats

Election: The head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party and the party’s highest ranking elected official both turned against their party’s nominees for the Nov. 3 general election when they lent their endorsements to non-Democratic candidates. Comments (16).

It’s a ‘Gold’ rush at Oro condos with 25-percent price slash

Downtown plan: The developer of Downtown’s first luxury condo tower channeled Crazy Eddie this week, with prices so low on his tough-to-sell units he’d like you to think he’s practically giving it all away! Comments (5).

The speaker? A squeaker!

Election: The three men who want to represent Park Slope in the City Council weigh in on Council Speaker Christine Quinn Comments (1).

Tapped in! October means it’s time to celebrate beer

Nightlife: Our handy guide to the best beer bars in town. Comments (3).

Gov yontif! Paterson visits besieged Kane Street Synagogue

Cobble Hill: Just a few days after the Kansas crazies picketed outside the Cobble Hill temple, Gov. Paterson had a Sukkot meal. Comment.

Here’s what our Web readers are saying

Letters: Lots of complaints about our endorsement of Mayor Mike. But, hey, that’s cool. Comments (1).

Here’s what Roofus thinks of cycling in the city

Cartoon: Cartoonist Cristian Fleming thinks this city is not yet truly bike friendly. Comments (1).

The Dodos are coming to Williamsburg

Music: When your band is named The Dodos and your new album is called “Time to Die,” expect extinction jokes. But for Meric Long, lead singer and guitarist of the San Francisco band that will headline the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Oct. 13, it’s no joke. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009

A cock-and-bull story about Dick Chicken

Art: The hot graffiti artist, who has a show opening later this month, is still dodging our questions. Comments (9).

Issue Project Room’s Suzanne Fiol is dead at 49

Gowanus: Suzanne Fiol, the visionary artist behind the Issue Project Room, a world-renowned hub for experimental music that was based in Gowanus, died on Monday after a long battle with cancer. She was 49. Comment.

Our burger king is ready to wear the crown

Dining: The man who won The Brooklyn Paper’s best hamburger in the borough contest will take the stage on Friday against some of the best chefs in the world at the Burger Bash. He’s ready. Comments (2).

Quaker values tested as Friends school plan is shouted down at meeting

Boerum Hill: Quaker values were certainly put to the test on Monday night when a group of angry State Street residents faced down officials from Brooklyn Friends School as they presented their controversial plan for a new educational center between Hoyt and Bond streets. Comments (9).

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

Yak attack! Will Yakowicz gets the job!

Podcast: We’ve replaced our beloved Senior Reporter Mike McLaughlin with (drumroll please) Will Yakowicz! Watch the new reporter get the news — live! — in this stunning piece of videotape. Who else but The Brooklyn Paper broadcasts a video of a guy getting a job? No one, that’s who! With video … Comments (8).

A one-day reopening for Vermont Market

Cobble Hill: The decades-closed pharmacy time-capsule owned by Mark Stein reopened for one day on Saturday, but who knows if this latest grand reopening will take? Comment.

Read the ‘Tea’ leaves: Beloved Slope coffee bar won’t open in the Heights

Dining: The Tea Lounge — once the emergent coffeehouse chain of Brownstone Brooklyn — has scrapped its much-anticipated plan to expand its now one-store empire into Brooklyn Heights, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (3).

Thieves were wheel jerks this week

Park Slope: The biggest crime last week in Park Slope’s 78th Precinct? Car thefts and break-ins. What else is new? Comment.

The ‘5th’ dimension! Avenue to become music central later this month

Music: Twice this month, Park Slope’s portion of Fifth Avenue will become a sprawling, open-air music festival. Comments (3).

Monday, Oct. 5, 2009

Hey, Yassky — how about cleaning up your mess?

Election: Our photographer finds the vanquished would-be comptroller’s mess at a major intersection. Comments (10).

One ‘Antic’ of a Sunday

Boerum Hill: Everyone from Mayor Bloomberg to the staff of The Brooklyn Paper enjoyed the city’s best street fair on Sunday, as the 35th Atlantic Antic stretched out from Hicks Street all the way to Fourth Avenue. Our photographer Tom Callan picked his way through the crowd and caught all the action, while Brooklyn Paper staffers handed out copies of their latest award-winning edition. Comments (4).

Raise a glass to — and of! — the Newtown Creek

Smash or Trash: A Clinton Hill brewery has released a new beer named for a fetid Brooklyn waterway. The good news is you can drink it. With video … Comment.

Hepcat needs to see that a new couch is Smartmom’s divan right

Smartmom: They’ve been married for years, but Hepcat still doesn’t get it: Sometimes, you just have to say, “You know what, honey? You’re right.” Comments (8).

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009

Frank talk about those Westboro bigots!

Rhythm & News: Frank Hoier read our coverage of the Westboro Baptist Church bigots, so the Bard of Columbia Street (yes, he moved) wrote his new hit, “Talkin’ Westboro Baptist Church Comes to Brooklyn Blues” for this week’s “Rhythm and News” feature. With video … Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 2, 2009

Bedford chainsaw massacre! Cops cut bikes in Billyburg last night

Mean Streets: In a city that claims to be bike-friendly — and in a neighborhood long believed to be the borough’s cycling epicenter — cops sawed off bikes that had been locked on Bedford Avenue last night. See the shocking YouTube video now! Comments (6).

More pains for gas giant as judges reject Williamsburg power plant

Williamsburg: A new panel of judges struck down yet another appeal by an energy company that wants to build a power plant on the North Brooklyn waterfront last week, but the minds behind the gas and steam plant swear the fight isn’t over — again. Comments (2).

Talk about book smarts — Slope branch to be closed for two years

Park Slope: More details have emerged about the Brooklyn Public Library’s plans to shutter its busy Park Slope branch at the end of October — including a revelation that the old book barn will be closed for at least two years. Comments (4).

The Gaslight Anthem is a smash!

Smash or Trash: But you knew that, given Señor Editor Vince DiMiceli’s inclusion in the “Smash or Trash” team this week. With video … Comments (4).

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