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Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010

Want to help Haiti? Here’s how

Our list of groups and agencies that are trying to ease the pain. Comment.

Bloomy reveals Superfund hypocrisy

Editorial: On the Newtown Creek, the mayor favors federal Superfund designation. On the Gowanus, he does not. The Brooklyn Paper editorial board thinks it smells something fishy — and it ain’t the canal water. Comments (5).

Don’t feel blue! Scroll over this link!

Page 1: What’s the best feeling in the world? Being the first person in town to have something, right? Well now, you can do just that by clicking the link above and downloading the full, unedited, unexpurgated, exciting print edition of The Brooklyn Paper. It doesn’t actually hit the streets until Friday, meaning that you can start enjoying all our listings, features, news and arts coverage right now — a day before everyone else. You’re awesome! Comment.

Full steam ahead for Greenlight Bookstore’s comedy show

Nightlife: Comedy is about to get the Greenlight. Comments (1).

Heights Players hit home run with ballsy ‘Take Me Out’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: It’s a line drive over the wall, so go hit the showers! Comments (6).

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010

Want to help Haiti? Here’s how

Our list of groups and agencies that are trying to ease the pain. Comments (11).

A salt on Borough Hall

Downtown: What is going on with the sidewalk at Borough Hall? It’s a disgrace. Comments (5).

Editor’s coffin comments make some readers sick

Letters: This week’s mailbag is full of outrage over Editor Gersh Kuntzman’s column about excessive security measures at the new Long Island Rail Road terminal. Bring it on! Comments (3).

‘Bridge’ to Shakespeare’s worst show?

Waiting in the Wings: The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s trans-Atlantic “Bridge Project” will start its second season with a Shakespeare play that’s a bit of a comedown from prior works in the series, “The Cherry Orchard” and “The Winter’s Tale.” Comments (6).

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

Greenpoint club has an ‘Exit’ strategy

Nightlife: Greenpoint’s Club Exit — notorious for its rowdy crowds, short skirts and violence in and outside — suddenly closed on Friday night after 15 years as a nightlife epicenter. Comments (9).

Block buster! State moves to close roads around Yards arena

Atlantic Yards: The construction of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards will enter a new phase next month when three major streets are permanently wiped off the New York City grid to accommodate the developer’s basketball arena. Comments (14).

Broombrawl

Carroll Gardens: Three women beat up another one with a broom. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Meet a true film celebrity — Brooklyn Heights

Cinema: Writer-director Peter Hedges narrates a love story to a great cinematic neighborhood. Comments (3).

Bay Ridge to MTA: Stop dead

Bay Ridge: The neighborhood rallies to save its bus lines. Comments (5).

Bay Ridge gets a new beer man

Shopping: Dharmesh Chokshi’s new BR Specialty Beer Store is a bit of hop heaven. Comments (3).

Monday, Jan. 11, 2010

The Park Slope Armory has opened (really!)

Park Slope: Hundreds of public school students finally got their chance to run, jump, scream and play inside the lavishly renovated Park Slope Armory, which opened on Monday after years and years of delays. Comments (6).

Cell mates: Thompson did big favor for Bloomy at House of D

Boerum Hill: On his final day in office, then-Comptroller Bill Thompson bowed to the mayor’s wishes and quietly approved a contract that paves the way for the controversial expansion and reopening of the Brooklyn House of Detention in Boerum Hill. Comments (4).

Fine — and dandy! Bizwoman’s $3K summons is cut down to $75!

Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Heights businesswoman who was facing $3,000 in fines for hanging a single envelope of business cards to a single lamppost last year fought City Hall — and won (mostly). Comments (4).

David’s brisket sandwich is the best thing we ate this week

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Get to Crown Heights for the best in savory meat. Comments (5).

About a boy

Fort Greene: Two women fight — in public! — about a man. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (2).

Have an affair or not? Here’s Smartmom’s take

Smartmom: Everyone is talking about the Park Slope Parents poster who thinks her husband is about to have an affair. But is it such a big deal? Yes and no, our Smartmom says. Comments (13).

Steven Severin of Siouxsie and the Banshees is back

Music: Steven Severin helped form the seminal post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees in 1976 — but now he’s doing something really post-punk: He’s scoring classic experimental films. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 8, 2010

Marty’s ‘Rose’ thorn: Put affordable housing promise in writing

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Borough President Markowitz has rejected a developer’s bid for an 800-unit apartment complex on the South Williamsburg waterfront — unless the builders set aside 100 more below-market-rate units than they originally promised. Comments (5).

Superstunned! City backs fed clean-up of Newtown Creek

Cleaning Our Waterways: Oh, but it’s so different than the Gowanus Canal, don’t you know? Comments (7).

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010

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).

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