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Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

On Friday, BAM dances around in its underwear

Dance: This dance piece is bare — in more ways than one. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

Oh, doctor! Theater company gives hot new life to ‘Frankenstein’

Theater: It’s time to reanimate a centuries-old corpse — and this time, it’s a woman! Comment.

Guess what? City says its Prospect Park West bike lane is a success!

Mean Streets: The Prospect Park West bike lane has aced the city’s first test — though opponents claim that officials cheated. Comments (38).

Atlantic/Pacific is your destination for indie rock

Music: Next stop: Atlantic/Pacific. Comments (3).

Lit for tat! Two needle artists show off the best bookish tattoos

Books: This just inked: the ultimate in literary fandom. Comments (4).

Foodshed offers an artisanal approach to food

Shopping: French ex-pat Jacques Kerner can now savor his favorite Breton pastry — the flaky kouign-aman — practically a hop, skip and jump away from his Boerum Hill home, thanks to the Foodshed Market on The Commons which officially marked its arrival in the tony nabe with a grand opening on Sunday and a sublime showcase of locally sourced artisan foods. Comments (1).

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010

What’s wrong with this sidewalk? She’d like to know

Park Slope: A Park Slope homeowner gets a $2,000 repair bill — so the city can install “distinctive” sidewalks. Comments (5).

Coney dream! While Sitt tears down, hopefuls push a preservation plan

Coney Island: The “new Coney Island” is about to claim two of the last remnants of the old Coney. Comments (6).

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Dust Bowl’ to get a parrot-centric name

Bay Ridge: The event is on Sunday, but you read it here first: The Dust Bowl is going to be renamed for some birds. Comments (5).

Bike lane bluster

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board takes on the bike lane naysayers. Comments (18).

The latest from Vitoland!

Williamsburg: Our weekly compendium of the latest news, gossip and allegations against Williamsburg’s longtime Assemblyman. Comments (2).

He’s haunted by the ghosts of Halloweens past

Bensonhurst: He’s the decorator from hell. Comment.

Storm king! Here’s one way to help clean the Newtown Creek

Cleaning Our Waterways: Three environmental advocates, fed up with polluted water pouring into Newtown Creek, are pushing an innovative solution to clean it up. Comment.

Reader blames tireless reporter for bike loss

Letters: Our mailbag is full, as always, though not everyone sympathizes with our reporter Stephen Brown, whose bike was stolen. Comment.

Simply the best! Heights doorman is named the top lobby-ist

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights doorman Ronald Williams has gone from laying out the welcome mat to walking the red carpet. Comments (1).

‘Chaos’ theory — Fred Van Lente has a new comic book out

Books: As Fred Van Lente’s climbed the ladder at Marvel, he’s sent Spider-Man climbing up the side of buildings in Red Hook, put a supervillain lair in Gowanus, set up a vampire club in DUMBO and staged a battle between super heroes and the Olympus Gods on the waterfront. Comments (1).

Roofus: No cars in bike lanes

Cartoon: This week, Roofus weighs in on the “compromise” to allow church-goers to park in a Brooklyn Heights bike lane. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Oh, deer! Another dead animal shows up in Prospect Park

Meadows of Shame: The butcher of Prospect Park is back. Comments (6).

What’s wrong with this sidewalk? She’d like to know

Park Slope: A Park Slope homeowner gets a $2,000 repair bill — so the city can install “distinctive” sidewalks. Comments (5).

Too fat for Barneys? Our reporter can’t fit into the largest size at new retailer

Fashion: The new Barneys Coop on Atlantic Avenue is the perfect place for well-to-do Brooklyn fashionistas — but you need more than money to shop there. You need hips like Kate Moss. Comments (14).

Marty: Enough with the bike lanes! Brooklyn is not Amsterdam!

Mean Streets: On the eve of a protest and counter-protest regarding the controversial Prospect Park West bike lane, the Beep forcefully reiterated his die-hard opposition, and took a few more shots at his nemesis, the Department of Transportation. Comments (92).

Hot dog! Empanada lady fills us with delight

Dining: Brooklyn has a booming food culture, so how come you can only get a stale pretzel, a dirty water dog or a re-frozen Italian ice in Prospect Park? Comments (2).

Collegetown is booming as CUNY takes over more space

Downtown plan: City University of New York is expanding its empire in Downtown with a lease on a large space at the 16 Court St. tower — further evidence that the neighborhood is becoming College Town USA. Comments (1).

Bay Ridge panel now supports two bike lanes — if city helps cars, too.

Mean Streets: Bay Ridge’s community board flip-flopped on its opposition to bike lanes on Tuesday night, saying that two new cycle routes on Bay Ridge Parkway and Shore Road could be a good thing — for drivers! Comments (6).

Slope theater troupe aims high with ‘Reefer Madness’

Theater: Marijuana makes even more inroads! Now the Gallery Players is even celebrating it. Comment.

Library highlights Brooklyn’s kids book supremacy

Art: A new exhibit features art from you favorite children’s books. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010

Go in and go off at the Rant Van

Now trolling the streets to allow you to vent. Comments (1).

Oh, doctor! Theater company gives hot new life to ‘Frankenstein’

Theater: It’s time to reanimate a centuries-old corpse — and this time, it’s a woman! Comment.

McMahon: No on ‘Ground Zero’ mosque

McMahon on Line 1: A Bay Ridge Democrat in a re-election fight comes out with the same position as his GOP challenger. Comments (10).

Is Washington Park pedestrian zone ‘Fourth’ coming?

Mean Streets: An influential Park Slope restaurant owner is pushing for a plaza a dead-end portion of Fourth Street that would eliminate around 30 parking spaces, setting the stage for yet another showdown between pedestrians and drivers. Comments (11).

Makin’ bacon! A great recipe from the Bacon Takedown

Dining: Bacon lovers, here’s your new favorite recipe. Comments (1).

Stumptown Coffee — from the source in Red Hook

Dining: Stumptown coffee is available throughout the borough, but true java geeks should make their way down to Red Hook, where the roaster’s new coffee bar opened this month. Comments (1).

Julia Stiles stars in a ‘Persephone’ for all seasons

Theater: What do you get when you combine an ancient Greek myth, a pioneering theater ensemble, two experimental musicians, and a Hollywood movie star? Nothing less than an intoxicating, multimedia play fit for the gods. Comments (2).

More crime on the supposedly safe LIU campus

Fort Greene: Three crimes in three weeks. That’s probably why an online magazine named LIU’s Downtown campus the third safest in the nation. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

Monday, Oct. 18, 2010

Obama to Brooklyn: You’re a disaster

But, hey, that’s good news for a city still paying for tornado damage. Comments (7).

Smith Street simmers up a soup festival this Saturday

Awesome: That little nip in the air meants it’s time for the Smith Street Soup Festival. Comments (11).

Survey says! Prospect Park West bike lane is still very controversial

Mean Streets: The Prospect Park West bike lane remains so controversial that 800 people filled out an online survey on the first day it was posted. Comments (47).

Get ‘Psyche’! It’s Baroque, but this opera company fixed it

A classic Roman myth — with several classic composers — makes for a fun evening of opera (yes, you read that right!). Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010

CITY SCRUBS MOSQUE! Sheepshead Bay Islamic Center is denied permit

City officials on Friday quietly scrubbed a controversial Sheepshead Bay mosque, which had already been the subject of months of review and protests, and ordered another probe of the project. Comments (49).

Lit for tat! Two needle artists show off the best bookish tattoos

Books: This just inked: the ultimate in literary fandom. Comments (4).

Shredders of the world, unite! Vans’ private skate park is open

Greenpoint: Brooklyn’s best skaters have a new place to practice awesome kick flips, ollies and nosegrinds under the auspices of the best team of skate professionals money can buy. Comments (3).

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010

Some ‘compromise’! Millman deal allows church parking on Henry St. bike lane

Mean Streets: The score is settled for parking in Brooklyn Heights: God 1, cyclists 0. Comments (27).

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

Williamsburg artists evicted in crackdown on illegal building!

Exclusive! The city storms a loft on Metropolitan Avenue — and 50 artists and hipsters are on the street. Comments (18).

Barneys Coop opens on Atlantic Avenue

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

Paterson gives $40M to SUNY Downstate in advance of LICH takeover

Cobble Hill: Gov. Paterson helped to bail out the financially struggling Long Island College Hospital on Thursday — granting millions to the state hospital that will take on substantial debt when it takes over LICH next year. Comments (2).

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.

This hero was ‘Rite’ on time

Dyker Heights: A former John Jay HS football player chased down a shoplifter at a Dyker Heights Rite Aid and pinned him to the sidewalk, holding him until cops from the 68th Precinct arrived, according to store employees who watched it all go down. Comment.

Cops: We have our man in Tuesday’s Clinton Hill shooting

Clinton Hill: A 28-year-old Clinton Hill resident has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s fatal shooting at the corner of Classon and Lafayette avenues. Comments (10).

Bloomy moves ahead with funding for Vito’s ‘fraud’ nonprofit

Bushwick: The city is moving to reverse an earlier decision to halt more than $100 million worth of health care service contracts to a Bushwick-based nonprofit that is the subject of two federal investigations and the city’s own fraud probe. Comments (7).

Readers love opossum, but hate Andy Campbell

Letters: Opossums are gentle, loving, tremendous parents and good for the environment (“City: Don’t blame US for opossum oppression,” Oct. 1). Comment.

Slope historic district expansion moves ahead

Park Slope: Community leaders threw out the welcome mat for the extension of Park Slope’s historic district on Thursday night, arguing that its protections are worth any inconvenience experienced by property owners. Comment.

Inside the Restler victory party!

Politicrasher: It’s been said that political victory has 100 fathers — in this case it’s 120. Comments (3).

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

Kiddie Clapton packs ‘em in!

A Park Slope guitarist didn’t sell his soul at the crossroads last night, but Donovan Dwyer did blast the blues for a Park Slope bar full of cheering fans — and he’s only 8 years old. With video … Comments (2).

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.

Judge halts Broadway Triangle suit

The dailies have it today, but our Aaron Short had it four days ago. Click here (and just change the tenses!). Comment.

Freemans restaurant coming to Brooklyn?

Williamsburg: Goodbye, Rock Yard — hello, Freemans! Comments (5).

Vans plans jams on Saturday in Greenpoint

Greenpoint: The newest skateboard park in the city is set to open on Saturday in Greenpoint — but it’s only for professional skateboarders. Comment.

The latest from Vitoland!

Williamsburg: Our weekly compendium of the latest news, gossip and allegations against Williamsburg’s longtime Assemblyman. Comments (1).

Art pains! Gallery sped gentification, then fell victim

Williamsburg: It’s a story as old as the Bible — or at least the 1980s. Comments (1).

He’s not agnostic about his daughters’ faith

The Dad: Our parenting columnist drags his kids to religious services — but is it for their own good, or his? Comments (4).

Roofus: For God’s sake

Cartoon: This week, our cartoonist offers his take on hate: he hates it. And he hates coverage of it. Comment.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

Levin still a ‘no’ on HELP USA’s McGuinness shelter

Greenpoint: Andrew Cuomo’s sister still has some ‘splaining to do, apparently. Comment.

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

And Dov turns into a bear!

Midwood: Borough Park’s firebrand lawmaker nearly came to blows with the hate-spewing Kansans picketing outside of a Midwood yeshiva on Monday, calling one of the church members “a whore,” and breaching a police barricade before cops quickly restrained him. Comments (5).

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).

Another ‘Great’ work from Nicole Krauss’s big desk

Books: The author will read from her new book on Saturday at the Brooklyn Public Library. Comments (1).

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

BIGOTS TARGET MIDWOOD! Westboro Baptists hurl anti-Semitic garbage

Midwood: Members of the bigoted Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church screamed a message of anti-Semitic hate in front of a Midwood Jewish school on Monday — but counter-protesters, including a genuinely enraged assemblyman, out-yelled the group. Comments (12).

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).

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