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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009

Enjoy this week’s Paper — now

Page 1: It’s a crazy, mixed-up world. And we know how much you rely on The Brooklyn Paper to help you make sense of it. But why wait until Friday, when our print edition blankets the borough like a soft Chamois cloth? Right now, from where you are sitting, you can look at the entire edition in seconds, simply by clicking the link above. It’s amazing, but in this crazy world of ours, isn’t it night to have something so reliable? Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Brooklyn Museum’s new show is solid ‘rock’

Art: Our reviewer gives a rave to “Who Shot Rock & Roll,” opening on Friday at the Brooklyn Museum. Comments (1).

It’s official: Park Slope’s Halloween parade is better than Manhattan’s!

Event: The Greenwich Village Halloween parade and Park Slope’s Halloween parade may celebrate the same holiday, but they march to the beat of very different drummers. Comment.

Clock tease! DUMBO mogul pitching $25M apartment

DUMBO: In the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, DUMBO development titan David Walentas has put on the market the borough’s most-expensive apartment. Comments (6).

New state-Ratner deal has ‘clause’ for concern

Atlantic Yards: Has the state let the developer off the hook on his affordable housing promise? Comments (6).

Carroll Gardens downzone on a roll

Carroll Gardens: A three-year fight against “out of scale” buildings in Carroll Gardens is heading towards victory on Monday, as the City Council is expected to approve a downzoning that would cap building heights in most of the picturesque neighborhood. Comment.

‘Sex and the City’ writers bring new Texas-tinged soap opera to DUMBO

Theater: From “Sex and the City” to “Soap Opera on the Prairie”? Comment.

And from the old-style mailbag…

Letters: Republican City Council candidate Joe Nardiello writes us to complain about our coverage … of him! Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009

Ooh, that smell! Man battles Ridge ginkgo tree!

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge resident Richard Mahany is mad as hell — and he’s not going to rake it anymore! Comments (13).

Deli-aster! Robicelli’s closes in new cupcake push

Shopping: The minds behind Robicelli’s Gourmet Market in Bay Ridge have decided to close their beloved Third Avenue store so they can go national with their even-more-beloved cupcakes. Comments (9).

Health care road show comes to Bay Ridge — and Rep. McMahon is too conservative!

Bay Ridge: While the rest of the country brought out torches, pitchforks — and in some cases, handguns — this summer to protest “socialized medicine,” Bay Ridge residents stormed Tuesday’s town hall meeting on health care to demand that their Democratic congressman be more liberal on the issue. Comments (4).

Marty: This is a nice sandwich!

Dining: Here it is, folks — the photo op of the week: Borough President Markowitz caresses a pastrami sandwich at the Mill Basin Deli! Comments (5).

Bring the subway to your home

Shopping: Finally, a chance to pretend that your living room is the 2 train. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009

A two-man gun team is on the loose!

Brooklyn Heights: A pair of heavily armed muggers is running wild in and around Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, robbing at least three men in a six-day blitz last week. Comment.

Dock holiday as Bay Ridge gets new ferry launch

Bay Ridge: But is a ferry next? That’s unclear. Comments (5).

Boss-backed Broadway Triangle rezoning advances

Williamsburg: The city’s contentious plan to allow residential development inside the largely commercial “Broadway Triangle” was rubber-stamped by the City Planning Commission on Monday, as commissioners said that the project’s ends — affordable housing — justified the sometimes ugly means that were involved in drafting the plan. Comments (20).

Murder near Myrtle Avenue!

Fort Greene: The third murder of the year is reported. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

King Con is living up to its name

Books: For one weekend in November, Brooklyn will become the center of the comic universe. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 19, 2009

Join our editorial board as it grills three Council hopefuls — live!

Election: What other newspaper lets you into the boardroom when we grill three candidates for City Council who are seeking our endorsement? With video … Comment.

Author ponders death — at Green-Wood Cemetery

Books: There’s nothing better than a reading about suicide at Brooklyn’s best boneyard. Comments (1).

Teen Spirit is doing well at Gap Year University

Smartmom: He didn’t go away to college, but Smartmom’s son, Teen Spirit, is learning plenty. Now, if he only had a bank account. Comments (5).

Friday, Oct. 16, 2009

Has the bust gone bust? New report shows signs of life

Development: The Brooklyn real-estate bust is showing signs of bottoming out. Comments (1).

Update! Nydia supports Newtown Creek Superfund

Greenpoint: One day after the federal government gave residents 30 more days to complain about the Newtown Creek, the fetid waterway’s congresswoman revealed last Friday that she supports designating the creek as a toxic Superfund site. Comments (6).

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