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Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010

A thorough borough — with The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to pick up The Brooklyn Paper. Thomas Jefferson never said that, but he just as well might have given how much life, liberty and pursuit of happiness fills our print edition this week. And guess what, you can download our entire issue with just a click of that blue headline above. Sure, you could wait until Friday and pick up The Paper at one of our reliable locations all over town, or you could get it now — right when you want it. Jefferson would be really proud of you (and us). Comment.

Big homeless shelter planned for Greenpoint

Greenpoint: The locals are, how you say, not pleased. Comments (56).

Bedbugs continue their assault on our criminal justice system

Downtown: After a snack at the DA’s office, the pesky mites are now at the Legal Aid Society. Comment.

Cyclones crush the Ironbirds

Cyclones: The first place lead remains 10 games with just 13 left to play. Comment.

Debate week continues! Towns says no to debating Powell

If you’re hoping to hear Rep. Ed Towns discuss the issues affecting your community this primary season, keep hoping. Comments (7).

Roofus: Marty’s his own ball and chain

Cartoon: Our cartoonist takes a second bite out of Marty’s chain gang. Comment.

Vendys schmendys! After snub, Bklyn food vendors keep on trucking

Dining: Next month’s Vendy Awards party has snubbed Brooklyn — but who needs those supposed street food know-it-alls to tell us where to get the best grub? Our hungry reporters hit the streets this week to compile our own “Vendy” award nominees — five street trucks that those Manhattanites should have invited to the ball. Comments (1).

Clowning around with ‘Pagliacci’ at the Coney Sideshow

Theater: Send in the clowns. Comment.

City’s new ghost-bike strategy trashes our grief

Mean Streets: The Department of Sanitation has just put forward sensible guidelines for declaring when its agents can remove abandoned bikes from city sidewalks. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

Pipe dream! State is considering long tunnel to bypass BQE

Mean Streets: Dig they might! Comments (24).

Rhoda: It’s my pension

Blame the lawyers! Comment.

‘Blue’ note! Ice cream parlor to close in rent dispute

Boerum Hill: One of the engines of gentrification in Boerum Hill has decided to close its doors — because of, well, gentrification. Comments (1).

The Brooklyn Museum’s new ‘late’ show

Prospect Heights: The Brooklyn Museum will expand its hours well into the evening in an effort to lure new visitors, the venerable institution quietly announced last week. Comments (2).

Debate week continues! Now, Parker refuses to slug it out with us!

Politics: It’s official — state Sen. Kevin Parker blows us off! Comments (1).

Giving ‘The Terminator’ a Raspberry on Aug. 31

Cinema: This month, “The Terminator” will be up against a terrifying new kind of opponent, the likes of which Ahhnold has never seen: the Raspberry Brothers. Comment.

Last night’s game rained out!

Cyclones: And it won’t be made up, either. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

De-clawed! City stuffs underground lobster roll man

Dining: Better measure some handcuffs for Dr. Claw. Comments (8).

Hitting the ‘Streets’

Williamsburg: When Hotel Williamsburg opens its 64-unit boutique accommodations next spring, guests will be able to enjoy a rooftop bar, a pool hidden from the public, and, most important, a restaurant featuring gourmet sandwiches inspired by street fair from around the world. Comment.

Light in August! DUMBO gets its first traffic signal

Mean Streets: Aw, DUMBO — our little neighborhood has finally grown up. Comments (4).

Debate week round two! Millman vs. Biviano!

Cobble Hill: Assembly candidate Doug Biviano blasted away at incumbent Joan Millman in a debate last week, hammering her for taking her pension even as she works as a lawmaker, lambasting her for backing transit cuts, and for flip-flopping on housing inside Brooklyn Bridge Park — but the harshest word he had for Millman was that she’s “nice.” With video … Comments (16).

Welcome to ‘The Machine’! Pink Floyd cover band lands at Brooklyn Bowl

Music: You can get comfortably numb at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday night. Comment.

Mario’s the ‘Word’ as magician brings Keaton-eque approach

Parenting: This is more than just kid’s stuff. Comments (1).

Headlock hooligans

Prospect Heights: A robbery on Lincoln Place. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comments (1).

Fort Greener’s book follows Holocaust survivors in America

Books: Ghita Schwarz’s debut is an impressive one with “Displaced Persons.” Comment.

Monday, Aug. 23, 2010

Cycling memorials have a ‘ghost’ of a chance from the city

Mean Streets: The city wants to dispose of abandoned and neglected bikes for good, but an innocent victim is likely to be caught up in the sweep: “ghost bikes,” the white memorial two-wheelers affixed to intersections where cyclists are killed. Comments (2).

Friday, Aug. 20, 2010

Brooklyn Bridge Park bike path to open next week

Bridge ‘Park’: The once-industrial waterfront between Old Fulton Street in DUMBO and Atlantic Avenue has finally been transformed into a long-awaited bike and pedestrian path in Brooklyn Bridge Park, offering all-new waterfront views and, more importantly, a buffer between cyclists and their motorized nemeses. Comments (7).

City puts trolleys back on track

Clang clang clang go the trolleys? Comments (12).

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