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Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Brooklyn Paper — workin’ hard for the money

Page 1: There are so many great stories in our full print edition, that we just had to break out in that old song about the world’s oldest profession. It’s stuck in our head, thanks to our stories about the prostitution busts and the proposed school on the same Boerum Hill corner! Yes, those stories — and more — are just one click away in our full print edition, downloadable right here, right now. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Historic district expansion: Preservation or gentrification?

Carroll Gardens: An effort to preserve the history of Carroll Gardens is being criticized for actually hastening the neighborhood’s gentrification, said opponents of a controversial city initiative to widen the area’s historic district. Comments (4).

Rabbi Harvey rides again!

Awesome: Steve Sheinkin’s fictional Wild West spiritual leader tackles his toughest fight ever — the Wisdom Kid — in the latest chapter in the Yiddish-themed saga. Comments (1).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It’s a Tish-grace! Councilwoman James sues over scratch

Fort Greene: Councilwoman Letitia James has filed a personal injury suit against an itinerant laborer after she allegedly injured herself walking into his legally parked truck. Comments (50).

Finally, a ‘Stable’ situation in Kensington

Kensington: The city Board of Health balks at major horse-boarding rules, sparing the Kensington Stables. Comments (6).

Summit Academy at a nadir

Boerum Hill: It’s looking less likely that Boerum Hill’s hottest prostitution corner will become the site of a new charter school. Comments (3).

Bucking Beck! Rev. Clinton Miller believes in social justice

Checkin’ in with: Clinton Miller leads one of Brooklyn’s most important black churches. Comments (8).

Turns out, Monty blaze was not so spirited

Brooklyn Heights: It started in the Laundromat, not the liquor store! Comment.

Allegria Salon turns 10

Advertorial: If winter has you seeking a warm and friendly place, no need to travel far; the Allegria Salon in the Brooklyn Marriott has what you are looking for. Comment.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rally against hate crime in Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens: Dozens of Carroll Gardens residents rallied against hate on Monday night at Luquer Street between Hamilton Avenue and Clinton Street, steps from the spot where a gay man was attacked two weeks earlier. Comments (3).

A faith-based chat with Park Slope’s God squad

Checkin’ in with: In our second-annual “Interfaith Smackdown,” our atheist editor sits down with a rabbi and a reverend. Watch the secular sparks fly! Comments (2).

Sunset sippin’ looks like a go at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Public boozehounds rejoice — Brooklyn Bridge Park will have an outdoor wine bar and plaza if everything goes according to plan, development officials revealed on Monday night. Comments (7).

Another big Boerum Hill prostitution bust

Boerum Hill: Four Johns are collared on Nevins Street. Comments (4).

CB1 to DOT: Get off our waterfront!

Williamsburg: It’s a parking lot with the best view of the Manhattan skyline — and Community Board 1 wants to turn it into a park. Comments (3).

Battle over Broadway Triangle begins in court

Williamsburg: Opponents say that the city was racist and unfair. Wow, a double-whammy! Comments (10).

Wake and bake

Carroll Gardens: A pothead gets into a crash on the BQE. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Our foodie-in-chief gives you the lowdown

Foodie-in-Chief: Borough hopping: Thomas Ferlesch, chef-owner of the much-adored Fort Greene Austrian eatery Thomas Beisl, is apparently making a run for the border. The Lafayette Avenue eatery is up for sale on a local real-estate Web site, and the chef is rumored to be Manhattan bound. A call to the restaurant was returned, but Ferlesch had nothing to say. Comments (2).

Thin ice! Park skaters out for two years as rink rehab begins

Fitness: Sunday’s skating in Wollman Rink in Prospect Park was bittersweet — not just because it was the last day of the season, but because there won’t be any ice time at all for the next two years. Comments (2).

New supermarket is the ‘Key’ to Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge has put out the welcome mat for its new supermarket. Comments (3).

Monday, March 15, 2010

This dog has the look — of its owner!

Park Slope: And other tales from this weekend’s “Mutt Show.” Comment.

Levin issues a big Domi-NO

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Freshman Councilman Steve Levin has come out against the $1.2-billion redevelopment of the old Domino Sugar refinery on the Williamsburg waterfront, calling its 2,200 units too big for a neighborhood that has seen massive growth since a 2005 rezoning that encouraged just such development. Comments (3).

Breaking blues! Southern Comfort Band caves in and changes name

Bay Ridge: The Southern Comfort Band’s rebel yell was quelled to a whisper last week after the (slightly) better-known liqueur company finally got the Bay Ridge troupe to give in and change its name. Comments (2).

Storm of the year devastates Green-Wood!

That really was a heck of a storm! Comments (1).

New beer garden for Williamsburg?

Nightlife: It looks like there’s a new beer garden in town! Comments (2).

A ‘Ten’ shun! City rejects Enrique Norten’s Park Slope project

Park Slope: Internationally renowned architect Enrique Norten’s Carroll Street proposal was dealt a death blow on Friday when an obscure city board rejected his argument that he needed to expand the size of the Park Slope project to make it financially viable. Comments (6).

Smartmom has a new persona: Crazy Lady

Smartmom: Her family is driving her mad, so why not, right? Comments (7).

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blood, threat and fears! Prospect Park has become a macabre crime scene

Meadows of Shame: Splattered blood on the rocks, smashed turtle shells, a suspicious attempt at a campfire — and finally an arson blaze that scorches a swath of reedy underbush. It’s not latest Linda Fairstein mystery novel — it’s last week in Prospect Park. Comments (20).

Saturday, March 13, 2010

School comes to its Seneshes

Carroll Gardens: Hannah Senesh Day School’s controversial courtyard plan is off. Comments (3).

Friday, March 12, 2010

Parking? Lots — if you’re a Cyclones ticket holder, that is

Mean Streets: The Parks Department makes it tougher to park in Coney Island this summer — except for Cyclones fans. Comments (5).

This guy wants to build a cistern chapel

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

‘Check’ it out — Slope man gives big bucks to scammed Dancewave troupe!

Park Slope: He took the high road — and now the young dancers of Dancewave in Park Slope are closer to their dream of performing in Scotland. Comment.

Berkeley Carroll School gets expansion OK

Park Slope: The city has approved a Park Slope private school’s expansion plan, a controversial scheme that vexes some residents who fear that the new building will undermine the neighborhood’s historic character. Comments (1).

Welsh pub in Bay Ridge gets it right

Nightlife: Michael Colbert knows what he’s doing with Long Bow Pub. Comments (8).

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our exclusive video from the Atlantic Yards groundbreaking

Atlantic Yards: Join The Brooklyn Paper team of Andy Campbell, Stephen Brown and Gersh Kuntzman as they take you inside — and outside — Bruce Ratner’s Barclays Center groundbreaking on Thursday. With video … Comment.

A better ‘Vue’ is coming to the roof of Hotel LeBleu

Breaking Chews: Turns out, the Vue stunk — and now, in its place will be a classy rooftop Italian restaurant, the landlord of the Hotel Le Bleu has revealed. Comments (4).

A ‘Spirited’ blaze on Montague Street this morning

Brooklyn Heights: The spirit of Brooklyn Heights has burned out! Comment.

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).

This is one ‘Bottle’ you’ll want to hit over and over

Dining: Blue Bottle Coffee comes to Williamsburg. Comments (3).

A new ‘Benchmark’ for Park Slope

Dining: There’s a secret restaurant — serving high-end steak — behind the Loki Lounge on Fifth Avenue! Comment.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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.

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).

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