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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010

Can’t wait? Neither can we!

Page 1: You know you want it — want the full print version of this week’s Brooklyn Paper in an easy, downloadable format so you can start enjoying all our news stories, features, columns, calendars and pictures before our old-school readers pick up the print edition at spots all over town. And this week’s issue is jammed packed with coverage of the stories you’ll be talking about all week: the new Long Island Rail Road terminal, a man who wants you to live inside pig flesh, and the latest on the Domino Sugar development. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Hope dims at Starlite Lounge — oldest gay bar in boro

Nightlife: Longtime regulars of the Starlite Lounge, the self-proclaimed oldest gay-friendly, black-owned watering hole in Brooklyn, are rallying to keep their establishment alive after the building was sold and the new owners signaled that they don’t want the bar on the ground floor. Comments (17).

Windows 7 was Norah Jones’s idea

Cobble Hill: Score one — or make it three — for Cobble Hill preservationists in their war against Norah Jones’s windows. Comments (9).

It’s ‘Mission’ accomplished with pro-Soviet propaganda at BAM

Everyone loves a little Soviet propaganda from time to time. Comment.

Roofus: It was the least wonderful time of the year

Shopping: Our cartoonist looks back at a weak holiday season. Comment.

Modern ‘Family’! The Trachtenburgs now live in Brooklyn

Music: Call it kitsch for the new decade or our world through cat-eye glasses, but the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players are now, officially, Bushwick-based. Comment.

Historical Society extends ‘Utopia’

Art: A successful show about the future of Brooklyn will itself go into the future. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010

Pols say ‘All aboard’ at new LIRR gateway

Fort Greene: The Long Island Rail Road restored a bit of grandeur to train travel on Tuesday, as pols and other officials cut the ribbon on a new $108-million terminal near the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues. Comments (4).

New LIRR terminal is a monument to fear and paranoia

Brooklyn Angle: Why bother having the terror trials in a courthouse when we could have them at the new Long Island Rail Road terminal? Comments (20).

Organic Heights becomes Sun in Bloom

Dining: The name has changed at Park Slope’s favorite organic restaurant, but the mission is the same. Comments (5).

Brooklyn Friends lives up to name in seeking different expansion plan

Rezoning: Brooklyn Friends School is a friend indeed. Comments (1).

Another crime at Perks

Carroll Gardens: Two weeks in a row for this Smith Street nightclub. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

It’s ‘Le Petit’ mort on Henry Street

Dining: The much-loved French bistro Le Petit Marche has closed — but it will be reborn with a touch of Southern comfort. Comments (2).

This guy’s ‘Apostles’ are one dirty-mouthed bunch

Cinema: If Jesus’s apostles were from Brooklyn, the Bible would have been for mature audiences only. Then again, there would also be a lot more passages about friendship. Comments (6).

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010

Call it Hole Foods! Grocer will clean toxic site, but may not build store

Cleaning Our Waterways: The proposed site of a Whole Foods store along the Gowanus Canal may remain nothing more than a hole, but at least it will be a decontaminated one. Comments (4).

The Domino does not fall as city begins review of $1.2B project

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The $1.2-billion redevelopment of the old Domino Sugar factory — which calls for several skyscrapers surrounding a historic refinery building with a glass-walled penthouse along the Williamsburg waterfront — moved forward on Monday, as city officials deemed it ready to enter the eight-month public review phase. Comment.

Expansion and co-existence! Panel backs Berkeley Carroll plan

Park Slope: An elite private school in Park Slope got initial approval from a community board panel to proceed with a controversial new building and a rooftop play area that many neighbors said is too noisy and also out of character with the school’s existing landmarked space. Comments (2).

It’s trench warfare as city eyes quick BQE fix

Mean Streets: The notorious trench portion of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway would be cleaned up and beautified under a less-than-ambitious proposal put forward by the city late last month. Comments (11).

Teen Spirit’s first ‘semester’ at Gap Year University

Smartmom: With all of Teen Spirit’s high school friends back in town on their winter breaks from college, it’s a good time to review how doing Smartmom’s boy is doing. Comments (10).

In the winter, this farmers market goes indoors

Shopping: Fans of artisans and artichokes can rejoice now that homemade and homegrown products will finally be under the same roof, starting this Sunday. Comments (1).

Could the Broke-lyn Philharmonic be back next year?

The Brooklyn Philharmonic may no longer be playing the blues. Comments (1).

Monday, Jan. 4, 2010

Taxman reopens coffee shop after jolt of cash

Ditmas Park: A quirky, self-styled revolutionary coffeehouse that was seized and shuttered by the taxman last month has reopened. Comments (1).

Soaked two ways

Fort Greene: A woman’s apartment is robbed — while she’s in the tub! Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (4).

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 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.

Safety first (First Place, that is)!

Mean Streets: Here she is, Smith Street pedestrians — your new crossing guard. Comments (5).

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