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Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

Yet another collector’s edition — now!

Page 1: There’s no reason to wait until Friday for The Brooklyn Paper’s award-winning print edition to show up a various drop points all over town. Click the above link for all of the news, arts, features and calendars that make our paper so juicy. This week, check out our analysis of Mayor Bloomberg’s re-election victory (hint: half of Brooklyn doesn’t like this guy), our coverage of helicopter noise and our review of the big new show at St. Ann’s. It’s all in your Brooklyn Paper — keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Is this Brooklyn’s craziest crib?

Downtown: Well, it’s certainly more inviting than an overpriced studio in Park Slope. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009

Bloomy bucks mean bupkis in Brooklyn

Politics: Mayor Bloomberg rolled to a third term on Tuesday, but he didn’t win Brooklyn. Comments (14).

You pick the new Kosciuszko Bridge design!

Mean Streets: The state wants you to choose your own billion-dollar bridge! Comments (5).

State promises to fix FDR Drive-Brooklyn Bridge ramp

Mean Streets: Possibly the worst thing about living in Brooklyn — the debilitating traffic congestion on the Brooklyn Bridge’s entrance ramp from the southbound FDR Drive — may be getting just a little bit better. Comments (24).

And from the old-style mailbag…

Letters: The lead letter comes from the mayor of Greenwood Heights, who is already missing our dearly departed reporter, Ben Muessig. Comments (3).

This artist can certainly ‘type’

Art: Check out Melitte Buchman’s tintype portraits. Comments (2).

The Civilians have their eye on divorce

Theater: The latest production from The Civilians troupe, which has delved into the Atlantic Yards project and Evangelical Christians, now turns its eye on something really controversial: divorce. Comment.

This magic moment: Jay and the Americans are back!

Music: The legendary doo-wop band returns to its roots on Nov. 14. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

On Election Day, the ‘Oracle’ is a Bloomberg shill!

Election: The Oracle was a shill! Comments (7).

City resists chopper command from Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights: Concerned about helicopter noise? Well, there’s some good news, and some bad news. Comments (16).

Take the ‘Edge Challenge’

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The developers of one luxury condo tower in Williamsburg are so confident that you’ll love their building that they’ll drive you to the competition. Comments (4).

At the Armory, wait ‘til next year

Park Slope: Sorry, sports fans, but the long-delayed, torturous redevelopment of the Park Slope Armory into a community and local school recreation center is delayed again. Comments (1).

Cakeman Raven is burglarized!

Fort Greene: Thieves steal the TV from a legendary baker! Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Smartmom wants to have The Talk with OSFO

Smartmom: But the tween isn’t ready to have her mom tell her about sex — no matter how many seminars Smartmom has taken at Babeland. Comments (9).

Campaign tricks no treat for former candidate

Election: Vandals attacked the Conselyea Street home of former City Council candidate Gerry Esposito just days after the Community Board 1 district manager endorsed an insurgent candidate against the incumbent he tried to defeat. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

Something’s fishy: Anglers reel ’em in as fish derby comes to a close

For a moment, Mike Bruno thought he had hooked a contender in the final week of the inaugural Brooklyn Fishing Derby. Comments (1).

These superhero rockers saved rock and roll — in 2048!

Music: Jef UK, frontman and lead singer for Americans UK, has never had an album reviewed in Pitchfork, and he hasn’t established an indie following in Williamsburg. But the Gowanus sci-fi rocker has done something that no other band has done: he’s traveled through time to save rock ’n’ roll. Comments (1).

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009

The Halloween Parade pictures you know you want

Saturday night’s annual Park Slope Halloween parade was a big success — even with a new route that took all the ghouls, ghosts and other very scary monsters (see far right) to Fifth Avenue for the first time. Our photographers caught some of the best costumes including (from left) a Heath Ledger–inspired Joker, a butterfly, a li’l pumpkin, a guy channelling Dennis Hopper in “Easy Rider” and our own editor, Gersh Kuntzman, who led the parade in a dress. Alas, that’s not a costume. Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 30, 2009

Jackie Robinson’s widow endorses the non-black, non-Brooklynite mayoral candidate

Election: Rachel Robinson, the widow of great Brooklyn Dodger and legendary civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson, endorsed Mayor Bloomberg for re-election, chosing the white, non-Brooklynite over a black borough native. What would Gil Hodges think? Comments (7).

Muessig, crackerjack reporter, is now dead to us!

Podcast: Our senior reporter leaves us to become a blogger (no, really). With video … Comments (4).

Who will win on Tuesday? These pols think they know

Election: Downtown Democratic powerbroker Steve Cohn had his annual pre-Election Day breakfast at Junior’s, so we caught up with all the local poobahs to get their predictions about Tuesday’s mayoral election. Mayor Bloomberg may be up by 15 percent in the polls, but these Democratic pols are convinced that he’ll wake up on Nov. 4 as the outgoing leader. Comments (3).

Irish import at St. Ann’s Warehouse is truly ‘Electric’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension enjoyed “The New Electric Ballroom” at St. Ann’s Warehouse. You will, too — if you like bleak torrents of words. Comments (1).

A ‘Juicy’ story: Sugary drink maker to fund playground

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: You’ve heard of Hershey Park, but have you heard of Nestle Park? Comments (4).

Teens make their Gowanus death masks

Cleaning Our Waterways: Finally, teens have turned the Gowanus Canal into a macabre costume party. Comments (2).

It’s plaza sweet on Schermerhorn Street

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

Criminals are going holiday shopping

Williamsburg: Burglars are going holiday shopping early this year in Williamsburg and Bushwick, with burglaries up 22 percent this year — and 36 percent over the last two years — in the neighborhoods’ 90th Precinct Comments (2).

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Yet another collector’s edition — now!

Page 1: There’s no reason to wait until Friday for The Brooklyn Paper’s award-winning print edition to show up a various drop points all over town. Click the above link for all of the news, arts, features and calendars that make our paper so juicy. This week, check out our analysis of Mayor Bloomberg’s re-election victory (hint: half of Brooklyn doesn’t like this guy), our coverage of helicopter noise and our review of the big new show at St. Ann’s. It’s all in your Brooklyn Paper — keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

It’s plaza sweet on Schermerhorn Street

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

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