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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009

This Friday — The Brooklyn Paper inside your New York Post!

Now, Friday editions of the New York Post will include The Brooklyn Paper as an insert. Comments (9).

It’s rhyme time for writers seeking lofty laureate post

You have until Nov. 24 to apply to be the borough’s new poet laureate. Comments (1).

Choppers! Heights group fights helicopter invasion

Brooklyn Heights: If you think helicopter noise over Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and other waterfront neighborhoods is bad now, wait until this spring, when chopper traffic is expected to at least double. Comments (3).

Last gasp of the GOP in Bay Ridge?

Election: The battle between a Democratic incumbent and a Republican upstart isn’t just a race for Bay Ridge’s Council seat — it’s a litmus test for conservatives in the borough’s longtime right-wing stronghold. Comments (6).

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).

Editorial: Let’s go — gulp — Yanks!

Editorial: Our editorial board weighs in on the Issue of Our Time: What is a Met fan to do with a Yankees-Phillies World Series? Bite the bullet and root for the team from the Bronx. Comments (1).

Ready, set, plant! Daffodils will fill Montague Street

Brooklyn Heights: It may be turning cold, but Operation Daffodil is about to launch. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

About F’ing time! Weekend shuttles are done — for now

Transit: The weekend shuttle bus system that has been the bane of F-train riders for the past three weekends, is over — for now. Comments (2).

It’s plaza sweet on Schermerhorn Street

Mean Streets: Downtown is turning into a real walker’s wonderland. Comments (4).

Keeping the peace — Brooklyn style!

Watch out, trouble-makers — our bartenders are packing heat under the counter. Comments (2).

‘Dead’ worker stops traffic in Downtown

Downtown: Downtown office workers did a double take when they saw a coffin propped up on the sidewalk outside National Grid’s building on Jay Street. Comment.

Help the NYPD find this rapist

Greenpoint: Cops are hunting this vicious thug who brutally raped a woman in the vestibule of a Greenpoint building on Oct. 20. Comments (5).

Two guys want to bring back a beefy tradition

Dining: The beefsteak is back! Comments (9).

And from the old-style mailbag…

Letters: One man writes in to praise Democratic City Council candidate Brad Lander, while Republican candidate Joe Nardiello writes us — again! Comments (5).

Bolton has created a holy lamb in Prospect Heights

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Saul Bolton’s merguez sausage at his new restaurant, The Vanderbilt, is the best thing we ate this week. Comments (1).

Jesus! Madonna and child statue stolen

Boerum Hill: Cops have nabbed the homeless man whom they say swiped a wooden statue (like the one pictured) of the Virgin Mary and her baby from the chapel of St. Vincent’s Services in Boerum Hill on Oct. 19. Comment.

This guy draws New York from memory

Art: Stephen Wiltshire hails from London, but his knowledge of Manhattan’s skyline could stump any New Yorker. Comments (3).

Celebrity butcher Tom Mylan is too busy to call us!

Shopping: This butcher shop is so cutting edge, it’s going to have a press preview. Comment.

Roofus: The lack of sparkle isn’t the only problem Downtown

Downtown plan: Our cartoonist, Cristian Fleming, thinks some community activists have too much time on their hands. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009

Darn! Alternate-side parking returns to parts of Brooklyn Heights and area

Mean Streets: The holiday is almost over for Downtown, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and Fort Greene. Comments (4).

Gallery Players’ new comedy is just not funny

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Gallery Players has done the impossible: presented a musical about two comedians that doesn’t have a single laugh in it. Comments (1).

This smartphone thief is dumb!

Fort Greene: He steals a Blackberry, but then doesn’t know how to use it! Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

Australian rules! This man makes Brooklyn’s best chili

Dining: Meet James Gosper — an Australian who keeps winning chili contests. Comments (2).

Monday, Oct. 26, 2009

Someone wants to buy this couch?

Smartmom: Could it be true? Someone actually wants to buy Smartmom’s 18-year-old IKEA couch? Comments (10).

Friday, Oct. 23, 2009

And now, a folk song plucked from our police blotter!

Rhythm & News: It’s Frank Hoier’s “Rhythm and News” — and it’s only on BrooklynPaper.com. With video … Comments (1).

Hasids fight for naming rights

Williamsburg: You can believe everything you read in The Brooklyn Paper — unless it’s in the comments section of our award-winning Web site. Comments (17).

The Fulton Mall lacks bling — in the sidewalk, that is

Downtown: The chairman of the local community board says he’s underwhelmed by the sparkle that the city said it put into new sidewalks on the Fulton Mall. Comments (6).

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009

Baltic instinct

Carroll Gardens: Armed muggers slug and rob a man on Baltic Street. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (4).

Dock holiday as Bay Ridge gets new ferry launch

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

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