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Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re enjoying a few days off during our National Feast Period, so we won’t be updating our award-winning Web site until Monday. Please join us then and enjoy the holiday! Comment.

Council sick day bill needs treatment

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board generally supports workers rights, but the Council needs to go back to the drafting table and fix its flawed paid sick day bill. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

Check it out, check it out!

Page 1: We know you’re still reeling from our 34-page, two-section 30th Anniversary Issue last week, but the newswatch never stops, so it’s already time for this week’s print version of The Brooklyn Paper. Click the link above to get the Paper as it was meant to be read — with our lavish graphics, full calendars and even a picture of Smartmom’s new couch. It’s all here, right now. Why wait until Friday? Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re enjoying a few days off during our National Feast Period, so we won’t be updating our award-winning Web site until Monday. Please join us then and enjoy the holiday! Comment.

A ‘Streetcar’ named sellout!

Theater: Cate Blanchett revival of Tennesse Williams classic is already sold out at BAM. Comments (1).

Right on cue! It’s our guide to the best pool halls in town!

Forget Minnesota Fats playing in a smoke-filled room. Today’s Brooklyn pool halls are good clean fun. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

Rejection! State’s highest court turns aside anti-Yards case

Atlantic Yards: The state’s highest court has ruled against a group of landowners and tenants inside the Atlantic Yards footprint, a major victory for developer Bruce Ratner and state officials who had been sued on the grounds that they had abused their power of eminent domain. Comments (24).

Slopers in guilt trap as restaurants shortchange deliverymen

Dining: First, Park Slope residents had to feel bad about eating non-organic food and having a high carbon footprint. Now, they even have to confront their liberal guilt when ordering in. Comments (20).

More drug busts in Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill: Cops have busted 11 alleged crack dealers who “controlled” an intersection with their brazen sales. Comments (2).

Wanted: Bald smoker with a 5 o’clock shadow

Fort Greene: Someone stole toiletries from the Target. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Bitter taste at Slope coffee bar

Dining: There’s nothing “Regular” about this sibling rivalry at Cafe Regular on 11th Street. Comments (5).

Jonathan Blum has a 10-year retrospective coming up

Art: The Park Slope artist may be the most prolific painter in the city. Comments (2).

Monday, Nov. 23, 2009

What’s with Lethem? The Bard can’t finish new book!

Books: Some authors have trouble finishing their novels. Jonathan Lethem is having trouble finishing reading his novel. Comment.

The Compleat Beatles — on ukuleles!

Music: A festival next month will present every single song by the biggest band ever — on the smallest guitar ever. Comment.

Ferry interesting — but can it work for Coney?

Transit: Millions of people go to Coney Island by subway. But would the tens of thousands of residents consider switching to a ferry? Comments (3).

Here she is! Queens gal is Miss G train

Williamsburg: In the end, a girl from Queens took the Miss G Train crown. Comments (5).

Here’s Frank’s take on the Gowanus Canal

Rhythm & News: It’s Frank Hoier’s “Rhythm and News” — and it’s only on BrooklynPaper.com. With video … Comments (7).

Commodore sunk! Park repairs to skip the ballfields in favor of front lawn

Fort Greene: The makeover of Commodore Barry Park is a single, not a home run. Comments (1).

Paul Auster is back with another mystery

Books: The Park Sloper’s new book, “Invisible,” is not about a character that can’t be seen, but rather about the moments in a life that fly under the radar. Clearly, it’s not autobiographical. Comments (2).

Deity goes from dancing to dinner

Dining: Brooklyn doesn’t have many restaurants like Deity. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

Need a tub? This one’s for sale

Williamsburg: Anyone looking for a snazzy new tub for a bubble bath? Comment.

30 years, 30 stories: Our biggest news stories

30 Years: Brooklyn has changed, and The Brooklyn Paper has been through it all the way. From urban renewal to the “brownstoners” to the young urban professionals, every newsmaker we covered had, in his or her small way, a role in creating “The New Brooklyn.” Comments (8).

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

Dog pile on Ratner — another Yards suit is filed

Atlantic Yards: A welter of community groups and politicians joined the legal pile-on on Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project on Thursday, claiming in a lawsuit that the state shirked its duties by approving major modifications to the project over the summer without a review of the environmental consequences. Comments (16).

No ‘park’ing! Critics say Brooklyn Bridge Park entrance isn’t so grand

Bridge ‘Park’: Grand entryway or condo driveway — you decide. Comments (6).

Subway suicide drama in Park Slope

Park Slope: F and G train service in Brownstone Brooklyn was disrupted for two hours this morning after a man jumped in front of an incoming train at the Seventh Avenue station at around 7:35 am. Comments (1).

Huge bust at hipster drug den

Williamsburg: Cops busted a Williamsburg super and two others on Wednesday for running a massive drug warehouse and hiding their stash in a sauna. Comments (13).

Ruth West, founder of Ruthie’s restaurant, is dead at 76

Fort Greene: Ruth West, known as much for her delicious pineapple layer cake and barbecued ribs as for her love of Fort Greene and the exacting standards she upheld at her two “Ruthie’s” restaurants, has died from pancreatic cancer. She was 76. Comments (7).

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