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Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009

Here’s a polyglot mouthful: Japanese arts come to Slavic center in Hipster Mecca

Event: Get ready for an arts festival from the Land of the Rising Sun at a Polish community center. Comment.

Safety first (First Place, that is)!

Mean Streets: Here she is, Smith Street pedestrians — your new crossing guard. Comments (5).

Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

Read all about it — online now

Page 1: Some people wait until Friday to get The Brooklyn Paper’s print edition — both at drop boxes and now in select copies of the New York Post. But you don’t have to wait! Click the link above and download the full print version, with all the features, news and columns you expect from the best weekly newspaper in America. Yes, we just said that. Comment.

It’s a neckdown showdown on Hicks Street!

Brooklyn Heights: A new effort to make Brooklyn Heights more pedestrian-friendly may have taken a wrong turn, as new sidewalk extensions at Joralemon and Hicks streets will make the intersection a concrete obstacle course for fire trucks exiting the nearby firehouse. Comments (20).

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

Someone has caught cat-nap fever in Greenpoint!

Greenpoint: Three cats have vanished in as many weeks. Cops are on the scent. Comments (3).

Gay marriage now

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board supports gay marriage. Now, if the state Senate would only do something. Comments (10).

Our guide to do-it-yourself fun

With the economy the way it is, who can afford the luxury of paying someone to entertain you? Today, the buzzwords are “do it yourself” — and seizing the DIY spirit will not only save you money, but also let the good times roll. Comments (1).

Third Ave merchants want to know what’s on your mind

Shopping: In Bay Ridge, the business owners want to serve you better. But in order to do that, they need to know what you want. Comments (4).

Roofus: This tower is just too big

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Our cartoonist, Roofus, doesn’t think too kindly of a Greenpoint developer who wants to build a 47-story luxury tower. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

Drummer’s death is the day the music died for indie rock artists

Legendary indie rock drummer Jerry Fuchs was known for hitting very very hard for the band !!! — but on Saturday night, music fans and performers across Williamsburg received a blow of a different kind after hearing that Fuchs died after falling down a Berry Street elevator shaft. Comments (2).

Toy Museum gets serious about playthings

Brooklyn Heights: What’s the problem with kids these days? Marlene Hochman says it’s that the tots don’t play anymore. Fortunately, she’s just opened a museum that hopes to play a role in changing that. Comments (1).

Cops: We have nabbed Rex and Guder!

Brooklyn Heights: Two Brooklyn Heights graffiti taggers have been arrested, police said. Comments (7).

You’ll have a wheely good time at the biking PSA film festival

Mean Streets: Here’s one filmmaking competition that really is on a roll. Comment.

Welcome to a winter wedding wonderland

Brooklyn Bride: Here’s our guide for a great off-season affair. Comments (2).

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

Rep. Mike says ‘no’ to Obama on health care

McMahon on Line 1: He voted against the House health care bill, but freshman Rep. Mike McMahon still says he wants health care reform. Comments (9).

Brooklynite runs for Senate seat — in Idaho!

Politics: He’s never been to Idaho — heck, he’s never been west of Buffalo! — but Bay Ridge resident William Bryk wants to be the Spud State’s next U.S. senator. Comments (4).

They’re all Thai’d up in Brooklyn’s Little Bangkok

Dining: Now that Planet Thailand has closed, what will happen to all the copycats? Comments (14).

Ripping the roof

Fort Greene: Someone is breaking into sunroofs all over the neighborhood. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Youth in trouble? It’s great theater!

Theater: Sex, drugs and family dysfunction — it’s all fodder for the young playrights of Off The Hook, a teen troupe that presents its sixth annual production on Nov. 20 and 21. Comments (1).

Monday, Nov. 9, 2009

Is this tower too big for Greenpoint?

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A developer doesn’t think so, but city zoning rules say otherwise. Comments (9).

Exclusive: Inside the Park Slope Armory

Brooklyn Angle: It looks gorgeous — but it’s still weeks away from opening. Still, our exclusive peak inside reveals that if the city ever actually turns it over to the YMCA, the Park Slope Armory will be one heck of a community resource. With video … Comments (6).

Smartmom becomes Joni Mitchell — her life is a circle game

Smartmom: With both her kids pretty much abandoning her, Smartmom is throwing everything she has into her relationship with Ducky, her 5-year-old neice. Talk about a carousel of time! Comments (6).

Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

Heavenly battle turns to court of man

Boerum Hill: The battle between the congregation at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the church’s governing body could soon shift from the kingdom of heaven to a New York court. Comments (7).

Teachers learn write from wrong at this cursive class

Boerum Hill: Handwriting may be a lost art, but some Brooklyn teachers used a day off this week to re-educate themselves on this vital skill. Comments (1).

These guys are cocoa nuts

Dining: Get ready for the Brooklyn Chocolate Experiment! Comment.

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Saturday and Sunday

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (1).

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

The billion-dollar bridge!

Greenpoint: Costs for a new Kosciuszko Bridge are skyrocketing. But look at what we’ll get! Comments (11).

Is this Brooklyn’s craziest crib?

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

Panel says no to DUMBO dance club

DUMBO: Is a dance club a good thing or a bad thing for a neighborhood? Comments (9).

On the line for a not so free flu shot

Downtown: Now that the city’s school system has started to dole out flu shots, adults are apparently realizing that they should get one, too. Comment.