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Friday, Dec. 4, 2009

Put down that eggnog and … pick up some eggnog!

Our official guide to drinking fully from the cup of mirth this holiday season. Comments (2).

Baryshnikov’s ballet company inks deal with BAM

Dance: Move over Lincoln Center, Baryshnikov’s old ballet company is coming to Brooklyn. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009

It’s the most wonderful edition of the year!

Page 1: We hear those sleigh bells ringing, they’re ding-ding-dinging, whoo-hoo! That’s right everyone, it’s the full print edition of The Brooklyn Paper — and you get it, right here, right now, before anyone else, simply by clicking the link above. Yes, all our print edition features — columns, calendars, maps, cool graphics — are just one mouse move away. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Pole vault! Woman hit for thousands in fines for one illegal act

Brooklyn Heights: A Brooklyn Heights small business owner faces thousands in fines — even though she only posted one thing on a Court Street lamppost. Comments (11).

The city was wrong to remove the Bedford Avenue bike lane

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board — which has been both the staunchest supporter and the harshest critic of bike lanes — opposes the city’s move to eliminate a popular path on Bedford Avenue. Comments (13).

Look, I’m a glutton for gluten

Brooklyn Angle: But two Gowanus guys are trying to change that. Comments (3).

Our cartoonist has a beef with some restaurants

Cartoon: This week, Roofus offers his take on the recent Department of Labor crackdown on Park Slope restaurants for underpaying their workers. Comments (2).

Correction officer’s gun used in shootout

Bay Ridge: An officer with the Department of Correction found himself on the wrong side of the law after his department-issued weapon ended up in the hands of two other people on Nov. 28. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

It’s the most wonderful edition of the year!

Page 1: We hear those sleigh bells ringing, they’re ding-ding-dinging, whoo-hoo! That’s right everyone, it’s the full print edition of The Brooklyn Paper — and you get it, right here, right now, before anyone else, simply by clicking the link above. Yes, all our print edition features — columns, calendars, maps, cool graphics — are just one mouse move away. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

So, how bad was it at Coco Roco and Olive Vine?

Park Slope: More information emerges from the state’s crackdown on alleged restaurant labor abuse. Comment.

Cat Man bares his claws in suit against hospital

Cobble Hill: A cat-loving Cobble Hill man whose valiant effort to save a lost feline last year was misinterpreted as the rantings of a crazy person has sued the hospital that medicated him in a way “normally reserved for violent psychiatric patients.” Comments (9).

This ‘Rose’ has thorns! CB1 blocks developer’s waterfront towers

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A developer’s bid for a glitzy, 800-unit mixed-use apartment complex along the Williamsburg waterfront tripped at the first hurdle on Tuesday night when the local community board rejected it 31–8. Comments (13).

Still new, but already under repair

Park Slope: A building that was once dubbed “one of the last success stories of the great boom” is already undergoing repairs to its leaky facade less than two years after construction was finished. Comments (2).

From bike lane to bike pain on Bedford

Mean Streets: Williamsburg bicyclists — you win some and then you lose some. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009

Windows 10 was Norah Jones’s idea

Cobble Hill: The singer’s extra seven windows are still causing controversy on Amity Street. Comments (25).

It’s Billy’s latest Rev-elation

Shopping: Rev. Billy, fresh off his stunning defeat by Mayor Bloomberg, is back with a new show. Comments (1).

ESDC to Paper: Drop dead! State denies our FOIL request

Atlantic Yards: State officials have offered an odd excuse for not revealing how they determined the value of Daniel Goldstein’s apartment in the Atlantic Yards footprint: They can’t talk right now because they’re probably going to be sued again. Comments (6).

Muni-meters coming to Park Slope in January

Mean Streets: Park Slope will finally be getting a high-tech facelift on Fifth and Seventh avenues that will free up spots and even allow you to feed the meter with a credit card. Comments (4).

Pizza the action

Carroll Gardens: A thief steals a few coins — and winds up with silver bracelets. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (1).

For these flu-fighting girls, the nose knows

Parenting: Finally, two 8-year-olds give a full report from the nurse’s office on what it’s like to actually get a flu injection up your nose. Comments (2).

Want health care? Sing for it

Music: Or you could buy a ticket to “Brooklyn Sings for Health Care” next week at The Bell House. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 30, 2009

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

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

This whole situation is ferry confusing

Transit: Will the city let East River ferry service just die? Or is New York Water Taxi to blame? Comments (1).

Park Circle looks better than ever — except for drivers!

Mean Streets: Cyclists and pedestrians — and horseback riders — are already hailing the still-unfinished transformation of the perilous traffic circle at the southwest corner of Prospect Park, but some drivers are still getting a hang of the overhauled traffic pattern. Comments (11).

Top this! There’s now a professional dreidel league!

Event: At long last, the Hanukkah dreidel is getting the respect it deserves. Comments (2).

Divan intervention! Smartmom’s clan adjusts to the new couch

Smartmom: It’s here. It’s queer. But they’re getting used to it. Comments (4).

Body shop owner is an ‘underground clown’

Art: The owner of a new Coney Island-based clothing company is about to get some knockout exposure from prizefighter Paulie Malignaggi — though viewers may not even know it. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

Breaking news! Lethem, falling behind, adds new reading!

Books: Jonathan Lethem is apparently not going to go down in his battle with his new novel without a fight. 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.

This ‘Rose’ has thorns! CB1 panel blocks developer’s waterfront towers

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A developer’s bid for a glitzy, 800-unit mixed-use apartment complex along the Williamsburg waterfront tripped at the first hurdle on Tuesday night when a community board committee rejected it 9–1. Comments (16).

Here they are — your Police Blotters

Crime: If it’s Wednesday, it’s Police Blotter day on BrooklynPaper.com. Find your neighborhood below or click the link above to get a full list. Comment.

Get ready to Shop ‘n’ Go!

Advertorial: Here’s your chance to win free tickets to a game or a show! Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009

Put down that eggnog and … pick up some eggnog!

Our official guide to drinking fully from the cup of mirth this holiday season. Comment.