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Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

¡Comida Mexicana querido at Authentic Mexican week

Dining: The real deal starts next Thursday. Comment.

It’s ‘Hansel and Regretel’ in new post-modern fairy tale

Theater: What actually happened after “happily ever after”? Comment.

Take a bite out of autumn with our restaurant preview

Dining: Our guide to where you should eat this fall. Comment.

Rose without thorns as singer-songwriter takes her show on road

Music: Frankie Rose hates playing live, doesn’t like touring all that much unless it’s more like a vacation, and would be perfectly content to stay in the studio for months on end. And yet, she manages to be one of the most alluring performers around. Comments (2).

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010

Fall all over the place — with The Brooklyn Paper

Page 1: Look, we don’t like to complain, but this was one tough week in our Metrotech offices. Half the staff was on vacation, the other half seemed to come down with vague, late summer, dog-ate-my-homework-style excuses (one reporter even claimed to have the Gout!). Boy are we thankful for our hard-working crop of college interns, who helped us crank out the greatest fall preview issue in our history. It’s all here: arts, culture, food, books, music. So click the link above — or pick up our print edition on stands everywhere on Friday. Comment.

Roofus: Making monkeys out of mosque opponents

Cartoon: Our cartoonist doesn’t think much of opponents of a proposed mosque is Sheepshead Bay. Comments (8).

Now this is a real ‘Stretch’: Neal Pollack, calm and collected?

Books: The famously grumpy author has found a new muse: Yoga. Comment.

Trashing our values

Perspective: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board is repulsed by anti-Muslim bigotry in Sheepshead Bay. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010

Game 1 disaster! Cyclones lose to Jammers

Cyclones: Game 2 is tonight back home in Coney Island. Comment.

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This is one meal with real buzz

Dining: Eat insects at The Brooklyn Kitchen. Comment.

New bill would have city paying to trap raccoons

Brownstone Brooklyn lawmakers are jumping all over a plan to add bite to the city’s toothless stance on raccoons. Comments (6).

Justice for Briana? Parents want criminal charges in asthma girl death

Carroll Gardens: Hundreds of mourners rallied at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday to demand criminal charges against an 84th Precinct cop who declined to give CPR to an 11-year-old Carroll Gardens girl as she was suffering a fatal asthma attack last week. Comment.

Asthma victim died because of LICH failure: suit

Cobble Hill: The family of an asthma-stricken pregnant woman who died gasping for breath at a Downtown cafe as two city EMTs stood idly by has sued the city. Comments (3).

Church balls ring as kickball league raises big bucks while destroying own integrity

Greenpoint: Several kickball teams lost on Sunday — but the one big winner was the Greenpoint Reformed Soup Kitchen. Comment.

Are you ready for some football? Our 411 to the NFL on TV in BKLYN

Nightlife: Football season is upon us — so that means it’s time for the important things in life: beer, meat, and watching your favorite team on a big-screen TV surrounded by lots of screaming, chest-bumping men. Comments (2).

Le Corbusier exhibit shows the architect in all his weird glory

Art: Love him or hate him, you can’t say that Le Corbusier didn’t have a profound impact on the urban landscape. This was the guy, after all, who gave us the projects, or, as he preferred to call them, “machines for living.” Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010

Signs of hate as mosque supporters give away school supplies

Call it readin’, writin’ and racism. Comments (23).

Horror house on 79th Street inflicts raccoons, skeeters and mold on neighbors

Bay Ridge: And it’s been going on for decades. Comments (8).

Historic building could be destroyed on Old Fulton Street

DUMBO: Three buildings on historic Old Fulton Street will be demolished if owners don’t fix them up. Comments (2).

Have no fear says our new parenting columnist

Fearless Parenting: Fortunately or unfortunately, no one can tell you what you need to do as a parent. There is no one-size-fits-all advice that one can disseminate exactly accurately like the number of hours of sleep or the amount of food one needs. As parents, we are each different in our own ways and those differences, combined with a confusing host of genetic chromosomes, means that each of our children is going to need something different. Comments (2).

Bay Ridge’s ‘Dust Bowl’ park — insensitive to America’s great national tragedy?

Perspective: So what if it harkens to an environmental catastrophe in American history — if Bay Ridge wants to permanently name a once-grass-free section of Leif Ericson Park “the Dust Bowl,” it will happen, according to organizers of a contest to rename the once-gritty area. Comments (17).

This chicken is hot hot hot!

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The fried chicken at Peaches HotHouse in Bed-Stuy is worth a trip from anywhere. Comments (4).

Better bookmark the entire weekend for Marty’s literary festival

Books: This one is going to be better than ever. There’s Krugman! And Rushie! And Auster! And Goldberg! And Shteyngart! And even Sarah Silverman! Comments (1).

Sample the best of Brooklyn next week

Dining: It’s all part of Hot Plates Live at the Bell House next Monday. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 6, 2010

Our annual tribute to American labor

It’s Labor Day, so we’re doing the patriotic thing by not working (yet still spending money!). So even though we won’t be posting stories today (except for that Cyclones game update below), we did want to pay a small tribute to the American worker, who has had, let’s face it, a tough year.

Win in last game of the season sets Cyclones up for playoffs

Cyclones: Cory Vaughn was a giant, and the Cyclones rolled. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010

A meaningless, though nonetheless painful, loss for the Cyclones

Cyclones: With just one regular season game left, who cares about a loss to Tri-City? We don’t. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010

Another big win for the Cyclones

Cyclones: And another great tune-up for a playoff starter. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 3, 2010

Backman meets Mets owner — to talk stadium renovations?! Come on!

Ridin’ the Cyclones: Is Wally Backman kidding? Who knows? With video … Comment.

Lucas Duda — a ‘Dude’ with the Cyclones is now a Met

Cyclones: You know him as the newest Met, but we at The Brooklyn Paper remember Lucas Duda as a great young power-hitting kid. Duda So click to watch our historic video of Duda after he won a playoff game against the Yankees. With video … Comments (1).

Could this be the new green heart of Downtown?

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