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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).