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Friday, March 12, 2010

Boerum Hill has a new place to get suited up

Fashion: Dangerous Mathematicians moves to Brooklyn. Comment.

This guy wants to build a cistern chapel

Cleaning Our Waterways: And it could save the Gowanus Canal! Comments (2).

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another collector’s edition!

Page 1: We wish we could be humble, but, dammit, this week’s print edition of The Brooklyn Paper is a game-changer. Not only do we have a big exclusive about Atlantic Yards, we have insightful coverage about the “Nannygate” scandal in Park Slope, the mayor’s takeover of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the $1.2-billion Domino Sugar project. So why not click on the link above and download the full edition — a full day and a half before everyone else gets it on the street. Be the first on your block! Comment.

Editorial: Bloomy’s takeover does not ensure a real Brooklyn Bridge Park

Editorial: Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement that the city will take over the construction of the unbuilt portions of Brooklyn Bridge Park has changed very little for the Brooklynites who will use this supposedly public park. Comments (6).

Celebrating a Sloper’s ‘Genius’

Books: The literati of Park Slope turned out to toast author David Shenk on the publication of his latest groundbreaking work, “The Genius in All of Us — Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent and IQ is Wrong.” Comment.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A big Domi-NO from CB1

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Community Board 1 rejected the $1.2-billion redevelopment of the old Domino Sugar factory on Tuesday night. Comments (10).

Believe it! Paulie Gee’s has opened in Greenpoint

Dining: It seems like there were years of fits and starts, but the Greenpoint Avenue pizzeria is cranking them out! Comments (7).

‘Childs’ play: Bruce may be bringing in top architects to work on Yards

Atlantic Yards: Exclusive: Developer Bruce Ratner appears to be bringing in an all-star team to Atlantic Yards — and we’re not talking about his pathetic Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets. Comments (5).

City seals deal to take over Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: The city on Wednesday officially took over development of — and funding for — Brooklyn Bridge Park, an agreement that supporters say “guarantees” that the waterfront development will indeed be completed. Comments (1).

Gersh is back on the bike!

Mean Streets: Join our biking editor as he makes his maiden two-wheeled commute of the season. With video … Comments (3).

Here’s a toothy preview to ‘Dine in Brooklyn’ week

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Our staff did the eating, so you’ll know where to go. It’s a little service we provide. You’re welcome. Now, get eating. Comments (1).

Dooley has no ‘Butts’ about this book

Dooley Noted: You gotta love “The Butt Book” by Artie Bennett. Comments (5).

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

‘Sparks’ fly at Bussaco! Owner responds: We’re being defamed!

Dining: The demise of respected eatery Bussaco in the heart of Park Slope appears to have been greatly exaggerated after a dishy feud with a chef who didn’t even last at the joint for two months! Comments (1).

Nannygate in Slope! The hand that rocks the cradle is off-the-books

Parenting: Moms and Dads in Park Slope are guilty of Nannygate. Comments (34).

No ‘Rose’ thorn here — Planning Commission gives OK to W’burg towers

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The City Planning Commission voted on Monday to approve the controversial Rose Plaza on the River, a mixed-use, 800-unit apartment complex along the Williamsburg waterfront — a decision that bucks Borough President Markowitz’s rejection in January. Comments (5).

Paterson’s dog-and-pony show

Politicrasher: Our columnist yearns for the days when the governor did his job by day and slept with prostitutes by night. Comment.

Diaper Diva tries to avoid the camp crimp

Smartmom: Smartmom talks her twin sister through the toughest job she’ll have love: Being camp counselor to her 5-year-old this summer. Comments (2).

He had knife and pot

Park Slope: This guy was a criminal two times over. Plus the rest of the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (2).

BRAWL! College kids scuffle on Henry Street

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights residents remain miffed about an entire weekend of partying, fighting and rabble-rousing, allegedly by students in the St. George dormitories on Henry Street. Comment.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Burglary on your block? Check out The Brooklyn Paper’s new interactive crime map

The Brooklyn Paper’s most-loved column — the weekly Police Blotter — enters the modern age this week with a new feature that gives you maps of all the crimes in our coverage area, allowing you to search block-by-block, crime-by-crime or precinct-by-precinct. Comments (1).

Want to fix Fourth Avenue? Slow ‘em down!

Mean Streets: In all the talk about how to fix Fourth Avenue, a consensus is emerging around one single idea: slow those cars down! Comments (16).

Now you can text money to the Brooklyn Public Library

We’re not talking about overdue book fees — we’re talking about a serious fundraising drive! Comment.

Irish ayes! Sweet Melissa gives us a great soda bread recipe

Dining: It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so make your own soda bread! Comments (1).

5 Burro finally adds its second borough

Foodie-in-Chief: A great Mexican joint expands to Brooklyn from Queens. Comments (3).

The tastiest restaurant gossip — including a possible closing

Foodie-in-Chief: The skinny on Brooklyn’s opening, closing and restaurant rumors. Comments (6).

‘Thistle’ work — new old-school eatery in the South Slope

Dining: Thistle Hill Tavern is coming soon to take you back in time. Comments (2).

Friday, March 5, 2010

The ‘Lavender Lake’ list: More possible Gowanus polluters named

Cleaning Our Waterways: The federal government has widened its search for the culprits responsible for making the Gowanus Canal one of the most polluted spots in the nation, giving it the dishonor of being named a Superfund site earlier this week. Comments (4).

City says it will fix Eastern Parkway — and this time it means it!

Mean Streets: City officials have pledged — again — to improve conditions for pedestrians at the terrifying intersection of Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue, but some locals are saying that they’ve heard it all before. Comment.

New battle in the War of the Rosé!

Red Hook: The ink wasn’t even dry on the approval of a new Red Hook wine store’s liquor license when an opponent stormed in and got the ruling overturned! It’s exciting stuff! Comments (5).

Judge in Yards case gets a powder-filled threat

Atlantic Yards: The judge who approved the state’s seizure of properties in the Atlantic Yards footprint earlier this week received a letter containing a suspicious white powder on Thursday, causing an evacuation of the entire 24th floor of the Kings County Supreme Court on Jay Street in Downtown. Comments (7).

Scarano, starchitect of the ‘new Brooklyn,’ loses right to file plans

DUMBO: Brooklyn’s most-polarizing — and prolific — architect has been banned from filing construction plans for playing fast and loose with city regulations. Comments (2).

MTA to Brooklyn: The cuts aren’t as bad as they were when they were really bad!

Transit: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has curtailed some of its Draconian transit cuts, including the Z train and a handful of bus lines, but now have their sights on curtailing nighttime service on Park Slope’s beloved B67, officials announced at Wednesday’s community meeting at the Brooklyn Museum. Comments (1).

Radegast Hall plots the inevitable — expansion

Nightlife: Some banks were too big to fail, but Radegast Hall was too small to succeed. So an expansion is on the way. Comments (2).

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Not fin-tastic! Dolphins spotted in filthy Newtown Creek

Greenpoint: These bottlenosed bastards should find some other place to play! Comments (11).

Pies ‘n’ Thighs is back!

Foodie-in-Chief: The chicken-fried drought is over! Pies ’n’ Thighs — Williamsburg’s beloved Southern food and barbecue joint — reopened on Monday. Comments (5).

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