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Monday, Dec. 28, 2009

This issue is so big, it has to be seen now!

Page 1: It’s our annual end-of-the-year triple issue! And there’s no better way to get all your favorite Brooklyn Paper graphics, columns, news articles, pictures and retrospective tributes than by clicking the headline above and downloading a complete version of print edition. Makes a great Christmas present or stocking stuffer! Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Living high in the hog! This house is made of pork

Downtown: Want to save the earth? How about living in a house made of pig flesh? Comments (7).

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to all!

Look, we’re going to take a few days off to let everyone soak in the Christmas spirit (and see “Sherlock Holmes”), so check back with us on Monday, Dec. 28 for some fresh news. Merry Christmas, Brooklyn!

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009

Love it or hate it, here’s our look back at 2009

To some, it was the worst year in decades. To others, it was merely horrible. But for us at The Brooklyn Paper, 2009 will go down in history as another 12-month period when lots of interesting, important, newsworthy, exciting, traumatic and Atlantic Yards things happened. Comments (4).

Flea of the lords!

Shopping: One of the borough’s most glorious indoor spaces — a veritable cathedral to retail — is going to host a flea market. Comment.

Theater company robbed!

Brooklyn Heights: Someone stole big bucks from the small Heights Players. Plus all the other crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009

Council OK’s Broadway Triangle rezoning

The City Council strongly backed a plan to encourage residential development inside the now mostly commercial “Broadway Triangle” on Monday, but the battle isn’t over as a coalition of 40 North Brooklyn community groups announced an expansion of its earlier lawsuit. Comments (7).

He’s making wine — in Red Hook!

Shopping: Buying local is all the rage in Brooklyn, but the enthusiasm has yet to extend to wines. But that’s about to change now that the Red Hook Winery is selling its first vintage. Comments (2).

Here’s a resolution you can keep: You will not spend too much this New Year’s

It’s New Year’s Eve and you know the drill: Fork over $100 for a couple of drinks, two wilted hors-d’oeuvres, and a grim resolution to not spend a dime until your next paycheck. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Comments (2).

It’s a grand ‘Union’ for Court Street

Shopping: A new Union Market will open today. Comments (2).

Holy meatballs!

Carroll Gardens: Two more burglaries at Ikea. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Bridge-and-tunnel crowd ruins our columnist’s night at Brooklyn Bowl

Campbell’s Soup: All he wanted was a filthy, freaky, nasty Brooklyn dance party, but all he got was a bunch of Manhattanites drinking Haterade. Comments (14).

Help send these dancers to Scotland

Park Slope: Park Slope’s own teenage dance troupe is one high-step closer to strutting its stuff on the world stage. Comments (10).

Monday, Dec. 21, 2009

Prospect Park is resplendent in white — and don’t move your car!

Enjoy the snow for one more day — without having to worry about alternate-side-of-the-street parking. Comments (1).

Big bust! Snow ruins topless protest on Bedford Avenue

Mean Streets: For the second time in a week, bicyclists’ attempts to protest the city’s removal of the Bedford Avenue bike lane were foiled by the weather. Comments (8).

Rejection! Court turns down Yards foes in suit over MTA’s sweetheart deal

Atlantic Yards: A state court has once again rebuffed an effort to throw a wrench in Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards machine, rejecting a lawsuit that accused the MTA of improperly selling its Vanderbilt rail yard by not seeking new bids after reopening the original 2005 deal with the developer this summer. Comments (10).

Solar power car guy is just waiting for customers

Columbia St Waterfront: Finally, there’s a way to get around town without polluting or burning anything (or walking!). Comments (2).

Not so ‘Brief’! St. Ann’s Warehouse extends hit show

Theater: One of the most successful shows in the history of St. Ann’s Warehouse has been extended. Comments (1).

So what if her tree stinks — Smartmom’s Christmas is wonderful

Smartmom: The family is together in Brooklyn — where it belongs. Comments (2).

Ring in the new year with Melissa’s gingerbread spice cake

Shopping: I have loved gingerbread since I was a little girl, when I made it for my dad, served warm and topped simply with fresh whipped cream. Just the smell of it baking makes you warm and toasty all over. Comments (5).

Dar Williams returns for her annual post-Xmas gig

Music: Along with the Christmas trees hawked on street corners and vacant lots, decorations on main drags, competing versions of “The Nutcracker,” one thing that’s come to be expected each holiday season is a post-Christmas show at Southpaw from Dar Williams. Comments (1).

Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

Man, you gotta see the crash picture from Red Hook

Mean Streets: That was one pretty serious-looking accident at the troubled corner of Van Brunt Street and Dikeman Street in the heart of Red Hook on Friday afternoon. Comments (3).

Big money could ‘PAVE’ the way for new Red Hook school

Red Hook: A controversial charter school sought to diffuse mounting tensions inside the Red Hook building it shares with a public school by dropping the bombshell news that has almost all the money it needs to build its own permanent facility. Comments (15).

Cover up! Bike advocacy group calls for no topless ride on Bedford tomorrow

Mean Streets: At least one group of bicycle activists is not excited by the planned Bedford Avenue topless bike protest through the Hasidic portion of Williamsburg on Saturday night. Comments (17).

OyPhone! Thieves are picking Apples right out of people’s hands!

The latest example of a growing crime trend. Comments (8).

It’s a real sign of confusion on Washington Avenue

Mean Streets: It may be the longest, and the most-confusing, bus stop in all of Brooklyn — and it’s running roughshod over Prospect Heights drivers. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

Ride on! Bridge ‘Park’ directors accept Jane’s Carousel

Bridge ‘Park’: A DUMBO real-estate titan and his wife’s dream of donating her lovingly restored, 1920s-era carousel to the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development was finally realized on Thursday when state officials finally accepted the gift. Comments (7).

Suit: Church used its ‘Vito’ power

Williamsburg: A major atheist group and a priest are suing the borough’s Catholic leadership, alleging that the church violated its tax-free status by making thousands of pre-recorded calls during the November election campaign that endorsed candidates favored by Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Comments (6).

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

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.

Oy tannenbaum! Key Food manager under fire for holiday heresy

Brooklyn Angle: It’s the most wonderful time of the year — unless you’re Mike Jordings, the manager of the Key Food in Windsor Terrace. Comments (23).

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