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Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

Seventh Avenue sampler!

Dining: Try food from 30 Park Slope restaurants in one night — for free. Comments (1).

Wow, that was a crazy storm

A crazy half-hour storm ripped through Brooklyn yesterday afternoon sending trees crashing onto cars, news reporters scurrying to find anyone with amateur video, editors scrambling to find the definition (and spelling) of “tornado,” and sending at least one man to the hospital. Comments (2).

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010

Cyclones lose — but the pols win!

Page 1: Face it, we live in a world of winners and losers. And this week’s Brooklyn Paper print edition puts that truism in harsh relief. On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Cyclones lost the New York–Penn League championship. But hours later, dozens of candidates won their elections. Life, the poet tells us, is a mix of the bitter and the sweet, a complex emotional dance on the razor’s edge between the edge of the cliff and the abyss, between true genius and overstretched metaphors. So click above and enjoy our entire print edition — right now on your computer, iThing or phone. And keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Comment.

The stink is back on Fort Hamilton Parkway

Bay Ridge: The noses of people living near Fort Hamilton Parkway and Marine Avenue are under assault — again. Comments (1).

Vito’s ‘Money Honeys’ get big salaries — subsidized by you

Politics: Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Brooklyn’s powerful Democratic party leader, steered more than three-quarters of a million dollars to both his campaign treasurer and his girlfriend, who work at the nonprofit he founded. Comments (26).

Willifest is three days of peace, film and music

Cinema: Our little cinematic Woodstock. Comment.

Comic book artist’s graphic view of Katrina

Books: Josh Neufeld was just another comic book artist until Hurricane Katrina put him on the bestseller list. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

SWEPT AWAY! Cyclones really blew in the NYPL title series

Cyclones: Tri City beats Brooklyn in the World Series of the New York–Penn League with a two-game sweep. Comments (3).

And from our Southern Brooklyn bureau…

Politics: There were few primary election upsets in our southern Brooklyn coverage area, but that’s to be expected in New York City democracy, where a man awaiting a trial for punching out a photographer and a woman who is already collecting her retirement pension face only token challenges. Comments (5).

Saint be praised? Church moves to beatify Civil Rights priest from Bed-Stuy

Could Msgr. Bernard Quinn, who championed the rights of blacks long before others, become Brooklyn’s first saint? The process is underway. Comment.

A new cancer center for Brooklyn

Borough cancer patients can get relief from trekking to Manhattan for chemotherapy, thanks to a new outpatient treatment facility in Boerum Hill — complete with a serene indoor garden, no wait time and cool furniture. Comment.

NOSE-TORIOUS: Foul smell rising from Owls Head plant again

Pepe le Pew has nothing on the Owls Head water treatment plant. Comments (4).

Holy hunger! Our guide to breaking the Yom Kippur fast

Dining: Saturday night — atone for your sins and then eat a little. Comment.

Arrest in PS 107 computer caper!

Park Slope: Police have arrested a Sunset Park man for stealing more than 30 Apple laptops from PS 107 in Park Slope while the school was undergoing renovations in July. Comment.

They must be the ‘Bored of Elections’

New machines, same old problems. Comments (5).

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010

BREAKING: Existential ‘No parking’ sign was a fake!

Brooklyn’s most befuddling street sign turned out to be a prank. Comments (4).

Chew on this! Man dumps gator at 88th Precincthouse

Clinton Hill: Cops in a Clinton Hill precinct became alligator wranglers on Sunday after a man dropped off this two-foot-long baby croc claiming that he had found it in a nearby park. Comment.

Web sigh! Heights bomb threat was just lyrics on a Facebook page

Brooklyn Heights: St. Francis College was briefly thrown into turmoil on Monday when cops rushed to the Remsen Street campus after a bomb threat — but the “threat” turned out to be nothing but song lyrics posted on a student’s Facebook page. Comment.

Wait till next day — again! Second rainout means Game 2 is tonight

Cyclones: The Cyclones’ chance to draw even will come tonight. Comment.

Cure for the summertime blues! Double-D Pool is safe for next year!

Gowanus: The city chased away the summertime blues this week, declaring that the Douglass-Degraw Pool is no longer on the budgetary chopping block — despite attendance figures that were worse than the numbers that forced the closure threat in the first place. Comment.

More delays at Vanderbilt Playground

Meadows of Shame: It took six years for the Vanderbilts to build the Biltmore Estate — now Windsor Terrace residents are hoping it doesn’t take that long to finish renovations of the Prospect Park playground that bears the family’s name. Comments (1).

Kids must run a muck

Fearless Parenting: Yes, the headline is a pun — but it is true that kids need to get down and dirty, our columnist says. Comments (6).

See ‘What the Butler Saw’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Gallery Players make good work of Joe Orton’s comedy. Comment.

Playoff Fever! Crucial Taunt is the first to advance to Round 2

Greenpoint: All the action from Brooklyn Kickball from the dean of the Kickball press corps, Aaron Short. Comment.

Crime at Red Hook Pool on closing day

Carroll Gardens: Indisputable evidence that the Double-D Pool is better! Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Pavement and Williamsburg — perfect together

Music: The seminal indie rock band will perform on the waterfront on Sept. 19. Comments (8).

More money to turn ‘People’s Firehouse’ into town hall

Williamsburg: A fledgling community center project in Williamsburg collected nearly $900,000 in commitments of public money from local officials on Monday — not bad for a day’s work. Comment.

Brooklyn Brewery expansion keeps a-‘head’ of the borough’s beer scene

Event: Brooklyn Brewery’s Steve Hindy may not be the father of craft beer in New York City, but he is certainly the cool uncle. Comments (4).

Get ready to rumble as new style wrestling — chikara — debuts in Greenpoint on Sunday

Event: Take the realism of Japanese wrestling, the high-flying acrobats of Mexican lucha libre, and tons of comic book imagery — and you get chikara. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

Another cyclist killed! Hit by a bus after avoiding driver’s car door

Mean Streets: A 24-year-old motorist from Staten Island was arrested on Sept. 11 after she sparked a chain of events that led to the horrific death of a bicyclist near the corner of Atlantic and Washington avenues, but then refused to admit her role in the tragedy. Comments (14).

Wait till next day! Rainout means Game 2 is tonight

Cyclones: The Cyclones will continue their quest — backs to the wall, and all — for the New York–Penn League championship tonight in Coney Island. Comment.

City offers a timeless question in Sheepshead Bay

“No Parking Anytime” makes enough sense — but “No Parking Other Times”? Comments (5).

This ‘Cuckoo’ makes complete sense

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Heights Players have a hit with stage version of Kesey novel Comment.

Penny for your art

Art: In one way, artist Michael Worthington is the luckiest painter on earth. Comments (2).

Make your own wine — with these guys

At the Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg, you can certainly enjoy the fruit of the vine — but only after you make it first. Comment.

Call him ‘Vessel Mirman’! Eugene showcases great comedy this weekend

Nightlife: Comic Eugene Mirman does it again at his self-named yuk festival. Comment.

The Greeks invented the Edible Complex

Dining: Find out why at this annual food festival this weekend. Comments (3).

Big local food fest digs in this weekend!

Event: Farm City festival begins on Saturday. Comment.

Your complete last-minute election guide — with our endorsements!

Politics: Tomorrow’s the day! This year’s primary is getting scant attention everywhere else but here, so we thought we’d give you one last chance to read up on the people, the issues and the offices that you’ll be considering on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Please remember to vote. Comments (10).

Words cascaded like raindrops at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Books: Talk about being brought down to earth! Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010

Sacked in Troy! Cyclones lose Game 1 of championship series

Cyclones: The World Series of the New York–Penn League now goes to Coney Island, where the Cyclones are almost unbeatable. Comments (3).

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010

Cyclones start title series tonight in Troy!

Podcast: And here’s a video from Thursday night’s win to get you in the mood. With video … Comment.

City puts trolleys back on track

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

This dog had her day!

Windsor Terrace: Pup recovered after getting carjacked and abandoned. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

CYCLONES WIN! League championship series begins on Saturday night

A heart-stopping 6–4 win over the Jamestown Jammers sends the Clones to the finals against the Valley Cats. Comment.

¡Comida Mexicana querido at Authentic Mexican week

Dining: The real deal starts next Thursday. Comment.

Residents are Fourth and wrong as city tickets front yard parkers

Carroll Gardens: The city took steps to bring law and order to a renegade Carroll Gardens block last month, dispensing a handful of tickets to scofflaws whom critics claim have turned the outlaw block into a veritable “trailer park” because they illegally park on their own front lawn. Comments (12).

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010

Cyclones tie playoff series with heroic come-from-behind win

The best-of-three series is tied at one game apiece — with Game 3 tonight at MCU Park. Comments (1).

Spring into fall with our annual autumnal arts preview

The dog days of summer are over, so now you can put away Christopher Lloyd in summer stock and get serious about arts and culture again. But there are a lot of music, art, theater and events on the schedule, so join us now for our annual cheat sheet on the season to come. Comment.

The air sex championship is the most fun you can have with your clothes on

Nightlife: And it’s coming to Williamsburg next month. Comments (19).

Compu-served! City will replace PS 107’s stolen computers

Park Slope: After summertime thefts, the Department of Education says it will come through for the kids. Now, they can read www.brooklynpaper.com all day long! Comments (1).

Has the city quietly halted the Greenpoint Hospital plan?

Greenpoint: No one is talking, but there’s lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on here. Comments (2).

Anchors aweigh as Harbor School leaves landlocked Bushwick!

The promise of a new school year beckoned on Wednesday and students at the New York Harbor School will either sink or swim — and it’s part of the curriculum. Comment.

Should pot be legalized? Two views

Perspective: A woman is running for Senate on a single platform plank: Legalize marijuana. But is it a good idea to regulate pot like a cold Bud? Click below for two views on the subject, one from the candidate and another from the DA who busts pot smokers.

Shelter in a storm

Someone plastered graffiti all over the side of a Greenpoint building to protest a non-profit company’s plans to build a homeless shelter for men there. HELP USA already has one shelter in Brownsville, where residents have complained of prostitution and drug use, but residents are rallying to stop the new facility on McGuinness Boulevard at Clay Street. HELP USA is run by the sister of Attorney General (and future governor?) Andrew Cuomo. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010

Our guide to 9-11 memorial events

This Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, and Brooklyn will play host to several memorial events. 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).

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