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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

Breaking news! Ratner wins a big Yards case

Atlantic Yards: One of the state’s highest courts has given Bruce Ratner a big court win. Comments (12).

The moped gangs of New York

Williamsburg: Rival moped gangs — yes, you read that right — are fighting over North Brooklyn’s turf. The Brooklyn Paper investigates these gangs’ strange ways and cultures. Comments (26).

Red Hook Ikea tops them all

Red Hook: Marty says it, so it must be true: The Ikea in Red Hook is already the busiest in North America. Comments (11).

Here she is! High-stepper is new Miss Brooklyn!

There she is — Miss Brooklyn, Keelie Sheridan. Comments (1).

Our print version — online!

Page 1: We don’t know how we do it! This week’s print edition of The Brooklyn Paper features late-breaking news on Atlantic Yards, plus great local stories (including one about a pair of moped gangs — yes, moped gangs!). All check out our arts, entertainment, nightlife, family and civic calendars, plus all the regular features you expect from our award-winning GO Brooklyn section. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Whole-y foods! Stalled Gowanus grocery back in action

Shopping: The long-delayed Whole Foods supermarket along the fetid Gowanus Canal showed some signs of life this month, as developers filed state paperwork that raised expectations that the controversial project will actually be built. Comments (19).

Explore the subcontinent — without leaving Brooklyn

Kensington: The Oscars are over, but the excitement of the “Slumdog Millionaire” sweep lives on. But you don’t have to go Mumbai — or even Jackson Heights — to satisfy your South Asian obsession. Just head to Coney Island Avenue in Ditmas Park for a close encounter with the subcontinent. Comments (1).

All drawn out

Cartoon: Cartoonist Cristian Fleming thinks the federal stimulus bill won’t do the job. Comments (1).

‘Juno’ what we mean: Kimya Dawson to play Greenpoint

Music: Catch Kimya Dawson, of “Juno” soundtrack fame, at Club Europa on March 10. Comments (3).

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The mailbag is filled to the brim — mostly with missives in support, and in condemnation, of our columnist’s debunking of the myth that the Park Slope Food Co-op was considering a ban on Israeli products. Comments (2).

Clang! Magic Johnson’s Greenpoint condo goes belly up

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The economic collapse has claimed another victim — a Greenpoint condo project partly funded by former NBA great Magic Johnson has gone bankrupt. Comment.

Slope is sandwiched by two new joints

Dining: Park Slopers are going to love this: A new sandwich shop on Third Avenue offers lasagna on a bun, while Hanco’s, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich joint, has opened on Seventh Avenue. Comments (1).

Neighbors to club: Studio B-have!

Nightlife: A notorious Greenpoint club is now under new management. Comments (2).

Call it ‘Mod-tague’ Street thanks to developer’s pre-fab bid

Brooklyn Heights: The owner of a one-story building on Montague Street is considering dropping three-stories of prefabricated housing atop his building. Comment.

Business briefs

Advertorial: Berkeley Carroll kids steal the show. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

I was right! Food Co-op is not considering Israel ban

Brooklyn Angle: The Park Slope Food Co-op had its meeting on Tuesday night — and as our columnist said, there was no discussion of a ban on Israeli products, despite international headlines reporting otherwise. Man, it’s stressful being right all the time! Comments (6).

The Armory may open — in May

Park Slope: Read it and groan, Park Slope: The opening of the lavishly restored armory on Eighth Avenue as a recreation center will take just a little bit longer. Comments (2).

Monty: Let’s make a deal!

Shopping: There are now nine “For rent” signs flying on Montague Street between Clinton Street and the Promenade right now — but the news may not be all bad. Comments (3).

McMahon on line 1: Ridge Rep. takes us inside the chamber

McMahon on Line 1: President Obama had just finished speaking to a joint session of Congress — and the excitement was still in Rep. Mike McMahon’s voice in his obligatory debriefing session with The Brooklyn Paper on Tuesday night. Comments (1).

He’s the ‘Top’ (chef)

Dining: Curly-topped “Top Chef” star Mark Simmons is now cooking at Get Fresh Table and Market on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. Comment.

DUMBO’s future to be mapped out with rezoning

DUMBO: DUMBO residents and merchants are divided over a proposed city rezoning for a swath of the less-swank portion of the neighborhood east of the Manhattan Bridge that will allow old manufacturing buildings to be converted into residential lofts and let developers build new apartment buildings has high as 12 stories. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009

‘Bill’ of fare! Slope diner is DeBlasio’s office

Politicrasher: Our columnist chews the fat — or was that the burger? — with Park Slope’s diner-loving councilman, Bill DeBlasio. Comments (2).

His documentary wins Oscar as he watches at Slope bar

Cinema: The Academy Awards were taking place on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday night, but the real action was on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. That’s where one part of the team behind the Oscar-winning documentary, “Man on Wire,” watched the big show. Comments (1).

Checkin’ in with…a cemetery security guard!

Checkin’ in with: What goes on at Green-Wood Cemetery after dark? Wouldn’t you like to know! Comments (5).

Smartmom is still learning how to be a mom

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it’s Smartmom day on BrooklynPaper.com. This week, our Smartmom realizes that she’s not so smart after all. Who goes on a trip with four tweens yet fails to bring a Band Aid? Comments (3).

Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

Lawsuit asks Ratner: So, how much profit will you make on Atlantic Yards?

Atlantic Yards: A key case against Atlantic Yards may turn on this simple question: Does Bruce Ratner’s expect profits overshadow a “minor” public benefit of Atlantic Yards? Comments (13).

This ‘Winter’s’ anything but gloomy

Theater: Our critic raves about “The Winter’s Tale” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comment.

Here she is! High-stepper is new Miss Brooklyn!

The jig — the Irish jig — is up for the new Miss Brooklyn, Keelie Sheridan. Comments (1).

Craig is free! The 20-pound lobster returns to the sea

Dyker Heights: Leave it to Larry the vegan to save Craig the Crustacean. Comments (2).

Friday, Feb. 20, 2009

The Food Co-op is not — repeat not — considering a ban on Israeli products

Brooklyn Angle: For the record: The Park Slope Food Co-op is not considering a ban on Israeli-made or -grown products. Comments (32).

Co-op members react: Ban? What ban?

Park Slope: Talk of the Park Slope Food Co-op’s supposed plan to ban Israeli products has gone all over the world — everywhere except the Co-op itself, it turns out. Comments (6).

The new faces of the Cyclones

Cyclones: Meet the new coaching staff of the 2009 Brooklyn Cyclones. Comments (2).

Smash or Trash!

Smash or Trash: A band makes the dangerous decision to be reviewed by our “Smash or Trash” team. How did it turn out? Click above! With video … Comment.

Oh, lord! Dan Zanes has found Jesus

Dooley Noted: Our kids music, mime and puppetry reviewer weighs in on Dan Zanes’s religious album. Comments (15).

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