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Friday, Sept. 3, 2010

Cake Man accused of giving staff crumbs — plus all the other food gossip

Foodie-in-Chief: With the lackadaisical days of summer drawing to a close, Brooklyn’s restaurant scene is revving up. Here’s the best of the borough’s openings, closings, and, of course, restaurant gossip. Comment.

Could this be the new green heart of Downtown?

Downtown: The winning designer reveals a rendering for Willoughby Square. Comments (4).

A monster win over the Lake Monsters

Cyclones: Even resting his team for the playoffs, Wally Backman gets plenty of power and pitching. Comment.

It wouldn’t be Labor Day without the carnival

Event: The final chapter of our five-part series of why you should stay in town this weekend — the granddaddy of all reasons: the annual Labor Day carnival on Eastern Parkway. Comments (1).

Slow Food ideal + fashion = Brooklyn

Fashion: A team of Brooklyn designers wants to change the way you shop. Comments (1).

Letters: The mailbag is still full of the PPW bike lane

Letters: I think that the additional bike paths on the perimeter of Prospect Park were ill thought-out and dangerous (“Bike lane war! Prospect Park West a conflict zone,” June 25). Comments (4).

Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010

A ‘Labor’ of love this weekend — with The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Back where we come from, we had a word for people who leave town on Labor Day — suckers! Face it, there’s no better time to suck the marrow out of the roasted bone that is Brooklyn than when everyone else is frollicking somewhere else. And with our print edition ready to be downloaded into your iPad, laptop or Palm, you can not only find out what to do this weekend, but also kick back with the best (free) newspaper money can buy. Just click the link below to dive into full summertime pleasure. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Officer suspended in ‘asthma girl’ death

Carroll Gardens: An 84th Precinct cop was suspended without pay on Tuesday after apparently failing to assist an 11-year-old girl dying from an asthma attack as her panicked mother scrambled to get her to Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill. Comments (7).

Roofus: Cops are to blame for ‘ghost’ bikes

Cartoon: Our cartoonist takes has a different take on the city’s “ghost bike” situation. Comments (9).

Clones split a late-night doubleheader

Cyclones: An ugly loss in the first game — and a ugly win in the second. Comment.

Editorial: A double take on ‘double dipping’

Perspective: Two Assemblywomen. Two pensions. Two levels of outrage. With video … Comments (13).

She’s hot on the city’s best public pool

Gowanus: It might have been her first time at the Douglass-Degraw Pool, but it certainly won’t be Stephanie Frangipane’s last dip. Comments (5).

Is it ‘double dipping’ for lawmakers to take their pension?

Perspective: Two challengers are attacking two Assembly incumbents for taking their pensions while still in office. Click below for opinion pieces on both sides of this issue.

There’s a soca (fan) born every minute at the Brass Fest

Music: Part four of our series on why you should stay in town — Friday’s soca concert. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

Weed it and weap: High-minded Senate wannabe says country should go to pot!

Politics: Meet a Senate candidate whose slogan is “tax pot, not people.” Comments (13).

Time to rename the ‘Dust Bowl’ 

Bay Ridge: The dust has settled in a contest to rename a once-gritty section of a popular Bay Ridge park, as officials this week announced the three finalists vying for the chance to immortalize the rehabilitated ball fields popularly — and officially — known as the Dust Bowl. Comments (1).

Long may he wave! Walk-off dinger for Flagg

Cyclones: A great win, but Darrell Ceciliani is injured. Comment.

Labor Day Fun, Part 3: Meet the love of your life

Nightlife: Here’s the third reason to stay in town this weekend: A speed-dating event at Union Hall on Sunday. Comment.

Our reporter still basking in kudos from Olbermann

Podcast: Yes, Stephen Brown got a shout-out on “Countdown” after his hard-hitting interview with Rudy “9-11! 9-11!” Giuliani, so check out our video on the ensuing excitement. With video … Comments (1).

Call them the ‘School’ of rock

Williamsburg: Alejandra Deheza can’t stay in one place too long or else she gets restless. Comments (1).

L’Chaim! Do your (Jewish) holiday shopping on Lee Avenue in Williamsburg

Shopping: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are only a week away. For the observant, that means feasting on sweet foods to help ensure a “sweet New Year” before fasting. Here in Brooklyn, you only need to go to one place to find all your Rosh Hashanah needs, from challah to kosher chicken to bottle of sweet wine — Lee Avenue. Comments (6).

Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010

It took 10 days, but the Cyclones win!

Cyclones: A rain-suspended game is finally completed at MCU Park. Comment.

Farewell to Smartmom! Columnist leaves kid at college — and moves on

Smartmom: After nearly 250 columns, Smartmom ends her run. Comments (16).

Vox Popped! Outlaw coffeeshop closed down by taxman — again!

Ditmas Park: The doors are shuttered, but there may still be hope for Brooklyn’s scrappiest café. Comments (9).

Something is fishy! Not a single ticket for errant anglers in Prospect Park

Meadows of Shame: Yet we have pictures to prove that something very wrong is happening. Comments (33).

Another bike lane spat! City will block off ‘loading zones’ on Prospect Park West

Mean Streets: The city is still fine-tuning its Prospect Park West bike lane — this time installing granite blocks so that drivers won’t use no-parking zones along the 20-block strip as de facto loading zones. Comments (46).

Art attacked! Vandals hit sculpture about human kindness!

Greenpoint: Some jerk broke Greenpoint’s heart on Thursday — that is, the expensive glass heart piece in McGolrick Park. Comments (2).

Big win in Connecticut

Cyclones: A 14-hit barrage provides another big road win. Comment.

iCrimes and misdemeanors

Carroll Gardens: Lots of iPhones and iPods are swiped. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

L’shana Tovar! New shortstop Wilfredo may lead Clones to title

Cyclones: The Cyclones’ dreams of postseason glory depend largely on their new shortstop Wilfredo Tovar, a 19-year-old Venezuelan with preternatural fielding skills — and a whole lot to learn at the plate. Comment.

‘One’ love! Brooklyn Unicycle Day is this Friday

Event: One isn’t the loneliest number. Comments (1).

Rockabilly Fest takes over the Boardwalk this weekend

Music: From flame tattoos to fire eaters, the Coney Island Rockabilly Festival heats up the Boardwalk over this weekend. Comments (4).

Monday, Aug. 30, 2010

Last pool party? Unlikely

Williamsburg: The final Pool Party on Sunday marked the end of an era of dance parties and free summer music in Williamsburg — but nobody’s really worried that a new era won’t start up without a pause. Comments (1).

Call them the ‘School’ of rock

Williamsburg: Alejandra Deheza can’t stay in one place too long or else she gets restless. Comments (1).

Friendly ‘ghost’! Bike memorials now appear safe from city trashing

Mean Streets: Those all-white memorial bikes scattered across the borough may have a new lease on life, after talks between “ghost bike” supporters and the city appear to have led to a compromise that would spare the memorials from new rules designed to rid the streets of “derelict” two-wheelers. Comments (4).

High on tobacco! Warehouse could become performance venue

The historic Tobacco Warehouse is about to become a major public amenity for visitors at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.

Cyclones lose — but the playoffs await

Cyclones: One night after clinching the division title, the Cyclones fall. Big deal. Comment.

Labor Day Extravaganza Part 1: Go to a pig roast on Saturday

Dining: Reason one to stay in town this weekend: Snout ‘N Stout in Williamsburg. Comment.

Sunday Best finale is this Sunday at Brooklyn Fire Proof

Music: Call it Sunday Last. Comment.

Jacko tribute a smash hit in Prospect Park

Park Slope: That Michael Jackson, he can still draw a crowd. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010

That’s my money! Millman backtracks from pension pledge

Cobble Hill: Assemblywoman Joan Millman has backed off a pledge to stop taking her public school teacher’s pension — and instead slammed her challenger for linking her to so-called “double-dipping” lawmakers who draw their state legislative pensions even as they work at the state house. With video … Comments (2).

A huge 10-0 win on the road

Cyclones: Almonte pitches a complete game — and the Cyclone bats erupt all over the Tigers. Comments (6).

Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010

Outbreak: Two transit workers have TB!

Greenpoint: The city is trying to find out how two subway power washers came down with the consumption. Comments (1).

Cyclones sweep Aberdeen

Cyclones: The Ironbirds are eliminated from playoff contention — while the Cyclones roll towards a division championship. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 27, 2010

THE GREATEST GAME EVER!

Cyclones: Quiet all night, the Cyclones score runs in the eighth, ninth and 10th to tie and then win the game! Comment.

A bunch of clowns invade Williamsburg next week

Event: They may be clowning around — but it’s still art. Comments (2).

Seaside silence! Marty’s concerts go out with a whisper

Coney Island: The last show of the year at Asser Levy Park left some wondering what they just heard. Comments (6).

Letters: Thanks for exposing park trash problem

Letters: The mailbag is full, as always. Comments (4).

Marty’s chain gang — two views

Perspective: Last week, we broke a big story — that Borough President Markowitz uses prison labor to set up and clean up after his two summer concert series. The beep’s shows are the only Brooklyn entity that benefits from the city Correction program, so we asked the experts to weigh in. Click below for their responses.

Total recall! Williamsburg cheese factory pulls back tainted grub

Williamsburg: A Williamsburg cheese manufacturer voluntarily recalled two of its products this week after state workers in Rhode Island found bacteria that could have led to a health disaster. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

It’s a hotel, a condo, a swim club, a restaurant! Graves sets sights on N. 12th St.

Williamsburg: In a neighborhood saturated with luxury condominiums but seriously lacking in hotel accommodations finally one company has come along to meet that need — with a little Midwestern charm thrown into the mix. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

They will bury him! Man selling unauthorized ‘Casket Co.’ T-shirts

Gowanus: A Queens man who is hawking souvenirs from the borough’s iconic casket company is digging his own grave — legally speaking. Comments (1).

Driggs shooting just the latest in a spate of violence

Williamsburg: Last week’s shooting in Williamsburg’s Hasidic Quarter may be part of a larger trend of bloodshed and drug activity. Comments (9).

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