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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010

The Brooklyn Paper — right here, right now!

Page 1: Admit it, sometimes you’re sitting there at your computer thinking, “Man, I wish I could download the entire print edition of The Brooklyn Paper in seconds without leaving this chair.” Well, your wish remains our steadfast command. Just click on the link above, and you can start looking at our entire Friday edition, complete with all the calendars, columns, graphics, photos and other tidbits that make The Brooklyn Paper America’s best-loved, general-interest publication covering Brooklyn. Enjoy. Comment.

Brownstone is down zone, says new report

Development: Prices for the borough’s most luxurious housing have plummeted — speeding a trend that began when the economy took a nose-dive two years ago. Comments (4).

Zanes’s song-and-dance act falls short

Dooley Noted: Is there nowhere that Dan Zanes won’t allow his musical muse to go? Comment.

How about these gay recipes!

Dining: Brooklyn will soon be home to the city’s first gay cookbook. Comments (4).

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010

Dancewave is victimized by a travel agent scam

Park Slope: A Park Slope youth dance troupe that was selected to perform at an elite international competition had its airfare money stolen by a fly-by-night travel agent — and it’s unclear if the kids will be able to attend the prestigious event. Comments (13).

Big news for Coney! Big gun to run theme park this summer

Coney Island: Coney Island’s going back to the big time, as the city announced last Wednesday that the amusement wizards behind the popular Victorian Gardens theme park will begin running an amusement park by the Boardwalk this summer — and they’re using the throwback name Luna Park! Comments (1).

Great bike debate on Monday in Williamsburg

Williamsburg: It’s not Lincoln vs. Douglas, but bike lane activists and opponents will participate in the 2010 version of the great debate at Pete’s Candy Store on Monday night. Comments (14).

Lawyers: Yards neighbors will enjoy decades of blight

Atlantic Yards: State officials condemned Prospect Heights to 21 years of upheaval by ignoring the implications of giving Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner more time to build his mega-development when they renegotiated their deal with the builder last summer, project opponents alleged in court on Tuesday. Comments (10).

Reason to R-ejoice for Ridge straphangers

Bay Ridge: Work has finally begun to overhaul the 86th Street R train station in Bay Ridge. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

Prospect Park now has a real swan lake

Park Slope: There are now three families of swans living together in peace and harmony. In avian circles, this is a big deal! Comments (14).

Keepin’ it ‘Ruff’ at new Greenpoint dance party

Nightlife: Campbell’s Soup: Our columnist finally gets freak nasty at new Germs NYC party. Comments (3).

Smartmom resolves that this year is going to be different

Smartmom: Smartmom is making a list of ways to improve herself (and even getting her column in on time). But come on, this is Smartmom! There’s no way she pulls this off (especially the thing about her deadlines!). Comments (3).

This ‘Iris’ has a focus on breakfast

Dining: A new restaurant on a quiet block serves up great eggs and sandwiches. Comments (7).

The Butcher says that ‘Murder’ is most fair

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: A so-so review for the Brick Theater’s new play. Comments (1).

Monday, Jan. 18, 2010

Gas explosions rock the Heights

Brooklyn Heights: No major damage, but a lot of frayed nerves. Comments (2).

Honor ‘the dream’ today

We’re commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. by not updating our site today. Check out our list of things to do today. And check back on Tuesday for news and arts updates. Thanks. Comments (2).

Friday, Jan. 15, 2010

Two ways to help Haiti

Click the links below to help Haiti — either by helping to find lost loved ones or by donating directly to aid organizations. The Brooklyn Paper — we care.

We’re thinkin’ Arby’s! Beef joint to open on Thursday

Brooklyn’s best restaurant is now an Arby’s. Comments (3).

G whiz! Weekend service eliminated from Church Ave to Greenpoint

Greenpoint: Greenpoint was cut off from the rest of the city last weekend — and will be again for the next three weekends as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority eliminates service on the G train until Feb. 8. Comments (5).

‘State’ of security at Atlantic Yards? ESDC won’t tell us

Fort Greene: Funny, these bollards didn’t look so bad in this 2007 rendering! Comments (14).

Slope burger shop starts the poutine revolution

Dining: Corner Burger on Fifth Avenue is the first to roll out a full poutine menu. What’s poutine? If you have to ask, you don’t deserve poutine. Comments (8).

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010

Marty not satisfied with Borough Hall repairs

Downtown: Well, it’s a start. Comments (4).

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).

Man arrested for dumping crap in the Newtown Creek

Cleaning Our Waterways: We mean that literally! Comments (1).

Dude, check out the new skate spot in Thomas Greene Park

Gowanus: The birdman has swooped down to give a dilapidated park in Gowanus some decent skateboarding equipment. Comments (1).

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