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Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

A big Brooklyn ‘Stew’ as singer returns to BAM with boro-themed song cycle

Music: Stew and The Negro Problem are back! Comment.

Barneys Coop opens on Atlantic Avenue

Shopping: And even the local boutique owners are happy! Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

The Brooklyn Paper — yesterday, today and tomorrow!

Page 1: We don’t know if it was Bob Dylan or Rimbaud who said it, but it’s as true now as it was then: The Brooklyn Paper is simply amazing. This week’s print edition — available simply by clicking the headline above (“The Brooklyn Paper — yesterday, today and tomorrow!”) — shows us in fine form. There are stories abou hate-spewing Kansans, scandal-tarred politicians, hit-making musicians, and even ice-cream making artists. It’s a jam-packed issue — and you can get it right now before anyone else does. Just click today! Comment.

The Brooklyn Museum’s new feminist art show is a swift kick in the crotch

Art: And we say that in a good way! Comment.

Jay Street to drop ‘Boro Hall’ and add ‘Metrotech’

Downtown: It’s a new name for an old subway station. Comments (11).

Van man can’t stand the plan!

Cobble Hill: City program to replace slashed MTA bus routes is floundering. Comments (3).

Fight for real mass transit

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board says “We told you so” about the city’s ‘dollar van” plan for failed MTA bus routes. Comments (3).

Paid sick days — bad for business?

Perspective: The City Council is considering a bill that would require employers to provide paid sick time for workers. The business community has come out against the proposal as too costly, while unions and others claim it will reduce workplace sickness and give workers a vital benefit. Click below for opinion pieces on the controversial subject.

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

The greatest (8-year-old) guitarist ever!

Music: This video is stunning — a must watch! With video … Comments (2).

Bay Ridge going to the dogs at Shore Road Park

Bay Ridge: Nascent plans for a new dog run on the southern end of Bay Ridge are already so popular that proponents are already expanding the idea. Comment.

Filene’s on Fulton! Mall gets major retailer

Downtown plan: Fulton Mall took another big step toward a retail renaissance this week with the announcement that Filene’s Basement and SYMS would take the spacious ground floor of the old Strawberry building. Comments (3).

Stephen Brown really is a tireless reporter

Downtown: Of course he is — his bike was just stolen! Comments (19).

McMahon: Situation is ‘Grimm’ at foe’s businesses

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge GOP congressional hopeful Michael Grimm touts himself as a successful small businessman, but one of his bungled ventures mainly succeeded in racking up city health code violations. Comments (1).

Face-off! Residents evacuated from Sackett St building in facade collapse

Carroll Gardens: Talk about a face-off. Comments (1).

‘No help’ EMT busted for letting woman die Downtown

Downtown: The EMT accused of failing to aid an asthma-stricken pregnant woman as she suffocated at a Downtown cafe has been criminally charged in the woman’s death — 11 months after East Flatbush resident Eutisha Rennix breathed her last. Comments (3).

Cops nab two rapists in separate attacks

Williamsburg: One rapist assaulted a 13-year-old and another attacked a 30-year-old. Both are behind bars, cops say. Comments (1).

Morning, Wood! Brick’s take on ‘Plan 9’ is late-night fun

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: If you need a fix of camp and kitsch this Halloween season, look no further than the Brick’s production of “Plan 9 from Outer Space.” Comment.

Dig this! Django fest at Jalopy this weekend

Music: This month, Jalopy gets into the swing of things. Comment.

Call this avant-cowboy show ‘Naked Brokeback Lunch’

Theater: The Brick Theater is up to its old tricks with “Git Along Li’l Doggies.” Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

Hail? Yeah! Storm knocks out subway and floods Fourth Avenue — again

Park Slope: Heavy rains knocked out F-train service in a fluke outage that inconvenienced tens of thousands of evening commuters on Monday night — and flooded Fourth Avenue just like it always does. Comments (1).

Clinton Hill shooting this morning claims life, snarls commute

Fort Greene: A gunman shot a 33-year-old at the corner of Classon and Lafayette avenues on Oct. 12, leaving his victim bleeding to death at the busy Clinton Hill intersection and paralyzing Tuesday’s morning commute. Comments (1).

Will Mommy divorce Daddy?

Fearless Parenting: Our mom columnist doesn’t like how her husband gets frustrated at the kids — but is that enough of a reason to get a divorce? Comments (284).

Two girls rob a woman — again

Carroll Gardens: It’s the second week in a row that vicious girl-on-girl action leads the blotter. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

DiSanto’s ‘Golden’ moment against Sen. Marty

Bay Ridge: Political newcomer Mike DiSanto slammed longtime state Sen. Marty Golden as a “hallway” hack who skipped out on key votes in Albany rather than take controversial positions. Comments (8).

This lamb burger is ‘Strong’

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The best hamburger in the borough right now might just be the one without any burger in it. Comment.

‘Punk’ rocks — and other good buys

Shopping: A “punk” annual tradition returns to DUMBO, while two new stores bring fashionable styles to Red Hook and Clinton Hill. Here’s what’s on our market watch this week. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

At Brooklyn Bridge Park dog run, the heat is not on

The Greatest Story Ever: Dogs in heat are strictly forbidden. Question is, how can you tell? Comments (9).

It’s a ‘Battel’ royale at Warsaw on Friday

Kaiju Big Battel — think Godzilla meets the WWF — is back. Comment.

Try Le Bouchon’s cured short ribs — at home!

Dining: For your next dinner party, impress your guests with some fine French food, the likes of which you’d find cooked by a professional chef. In fact, this recipe comes courtesy of Sheepshead Bay’s newest French spot — Le Bouchon. Bon appetit! Comments (1).

Not the same old ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Theater: Yes, everyone stages “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — all the time — but don’t let that persuade you from checking out the version by the hip Aquila Theatre at Brooklyn Center this Sunday. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

More election fraud alleged against Vito Lopez

Voting improprieties in Bushwick last month appear to be part of a larger pattern of election fraud by poll workers allied with — and in some cases, hired by — Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Comments (5).

Heights Players’ ‘Mikado’ is riotous good fun

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Sure, it’s community theater, but the Heights Players stage a fun and funny version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Mikado.” Comments (1).

Judge moves to delay B’way Triangle development further

Bushwick: The city’s investigations into a nonprofit riddled with alleged fraud has claimed another victim — the nonprofit’s effort to developed a huge city-owned plot of contaminated land called the Broadway Triangle. Comments (3).

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010

What’s German for Bay Ridge? Oktoberfest!

Dining: Three Ridge bars really shine during the German heritage festival. Comments (1).

Not the same old ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Theater: Yes, everyone stages “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” — all the time — but don’t let that persuade you from checking out the version by the hip Aquila Theatre at Brooklyn Center this Sunday. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

One ‘L’ of a weekend! No train service to or from Williamsburg!

Williamsburg: This weekend, the “L” is for lousy. Comments (9).

Rep. Mike McMahon: ‘I’m not angry’

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s Democratic congressman is in the fight of his life — but his opponent is not just a GOP rival, but an irate nation. Comments (3).

Thar she blows! City wants windmills in Red Hook

Red Hook: What’s old is new again in Red Hook, as the borough’s first modern windmill is nearing construction, paving the way for more of these ancient — and environmentally friendly — power plants. Comments (28).

Pay to park on residential streets?

Perspective: The City Council is discussing a controversial bill that would create residential parking permits in the neighborhoods around Bruce Ratner’s Barclays Center, under construction at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues. Is that the solution to ease traffic? Click below for two viewpoints.

Our cartoonist says: ‘Mission Dolores is amazing’

Bar Scrawl: The latest installment of our new feature, Bar Scrawl, offers our cartoonists’-eye view of a great Park Slope bar. Comment.

Join the coolest club — literally

Dining: Here’s the scoop on one of Brooklyn’s coolest new social club. Comments (1).

Monty Q’s is back in business!

Dining: Our official late-night, go-to pizzeria and salad bar returns after a bit of business with the Health Department. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010

Poll workers say Vito oversaw election fraud!

Bushwick: Two Bushwick centers affiliated with Assemblyman Vito Lopez — one of which who’s already under investigation — played host to serious election fraud that helped secure a Lopez victory last month, poll workers charged this week. Comments (18).

Abdi Farah, reality TV ‘artist,’ meets his viewers

Art: Their favorite son made it big. Comment.

Union says Methodist is a few nurses shy of a load

Park Slope: The nurses at New York Methodist Hospital are understaffed and overworked because administrators are violating a contractual obligation to provide enough medical workers, the state’s largest nurses union alleged this week. Comments (4).

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