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Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

Believe it! God loves gays, Pastor Ann says

Checkin’ in with: A very special interview with Ann Kansfield, leader of the Greenpoint Reformed Church, as she launches a new group to help gay teens. Comments (2).

DA’s spokesman sings a different tune — bluegrass!

Music: By day, Jonah Bruno is the spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. By night, he plays a banjo and sings bluegrass songs about being the spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. Comments (1).

Is Fulton Mall poised for greatness?

Downtown plan: For decades, many residents, real-estate developers and retailers have been waiting for the Fulton Mall to “come back” as Brooklyn’s destination shopping strip. With thousands of new residents moving into Downtown, the possibility has been raised anew. But is Fulton Mall ready for prime time? Click below for two opinions.

Ladies night! Clover Club reveals its secrets — but only to women

Nightlife: On Nov. 11, a woman’s-only drinks-making class is a true cocktail tease. Comment.

Ziggy ‘Starr’ dust as Bushwick theater stages Bowie puppet show

Event: Talk about modern love. Comments (3).

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

Cops: We have the ‘Kill Jews’ guy

A borough livery cab driver has been nabbed on a different kind of DWI charge — Driving While Intolerant. Comments (3).

Beep cash could get Fourth Ave F station back on track

Park Slope: A stalled plan to refurbish the dour Fourth Avenue F-train station — and perhaps jumpstart a renaissance of the roadway beneath it, too — is back on track, thanks to Borough President Markowitz. Comments (6).

Here’s a trick with a flick and a click

Page 1: Man, some weather we’re having, eh? OK, cut the cutesy lead-in, and let’s get right to business: If you click the link above, you can download the entire print edition of The Brooklyn Paper right now. In seconds. No more waiting for us to cut down trees, pulp them into a watery gruel, lay the mush out flat on big sheets, wait for them to dry, print the news onto the resulting paper, cut and fold neatly, and then deliver the resulting award-winning exemplar of journalism to your local store or porch. So click it now — and win! (Offer may not apply in some areas.) Comment.

More vandalism against gas guzzlers on PPW!

Mean Streets: Four more gas guzzlers were vandalized on Prospect Park West early this morning, the second attack against big cars in as many days. Comments (16).

The two faces of Vito — paranoid pol and tenant hero!

Vito under the Microscope: Both sides of Assemblyman Vito Lopez were on display last week — click below for both stories.

Gehry returns to the borough of his greatest failure

Clinton Hill: Starchitect Frank Gehry will return to the borough where he proposed his most ambitious design — and which became his greatest failure — next week. Comments (1).

Inside the city’s McCarren Park Pool project

Greenpoint: That pile of dirt and concrete slabs over there? That’ll be a shallow platform complete with shower fountains at the front of the new McCarren Park Pool. Comments (5).

Roofus: Republican wave drowned McMahon

Cartoon: This week, Roofus weighs in on Rep. Mike McMahon’s surprise election loss. Comments (2).

War stories at the Old Stone House next Thursday

Books: Four vets share the hell of battle in the heart of a peacenik neighborhood. Comment.

The D-Q headache

Weekend Watch: Here are the service changes affecting Brooklyn this weekend (12:01 am, Saturday, Nov. 6 to 5 am, Monday, Nov. 8, unless otherwise noted). Comments (1).

Lorraine Furniture, Downtown stalwart, yields to changing tastes

Downtown plan: Gentrification may be the culprit — but the store failed to change with the times. Comment.

This weekend’s sales and markets

Shopping: Brooklyn is gearing up for the holidays — so why wait? Get shopping with our help. Comment.

Annie Keating, Park Slope parent, celebrates her fourth album at Southpaw

Music: The show is next Wednesday at the Fifth Avenue club — her home turf. Comment.

Grimm must move to center

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board urges the newly elected far-right congressman to represent his district, not his ideology. Comments (12).

Mia Riddle brings her band to Union Pool next week

Music: Where would Carly Simon, Alanis Morissette, and 99 percent of country musicians be without bad breakups? Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

McMahon shun! Newbie swipes Ridge House seat back for GOP

Bay Ridge: Freshman Rep. Mike McMahon drowned in a Republican tsunami as newcomer GOP challenger Michael Grimm trounced him by a 51.5 to 48 percent vote, early returns show. Comments (16).

Defending democracy! Poll worker beaten — but he still works a full shift

The Greatest Story Ever: Mugged and bloodied, Stanley Denker is a true hero of democracy. Comments (2).

Junior’s marks 60 cheesy years

Downtown: It’s a milestone for Downtown’s beloved diner and clubhouse. Comments (1).

These thugs targeted gas guzzlers in PPW vandalism

Mean Streets: Someone hates gas guzzlers in Park Slope. Comments (8).

City has $7M to spend on Greenpoint waterfront

Greenpoint: The question is how to do it. Comments (11).

Nutria — if you can’t beat ‘em, wear ‘em!

Bushwick: Brooklyn fashionistas to design clothes using the fur of a wetlands rat. Comments (11).

It’s the pits — in a good way!

Cleaning Our Waterways: Locals dig up sidewalks to help save the world (or at least the Gowanus Canal). Comments (8).

Believe it! American finally wins Slope chili cookoff

Dining: And you get the recipe, too. Comments (1).

Asthma girl parents sue city, cop in 11-year-old’s death

Carroll Gardens: The family of an 11-year-old Carroll Gardens girl who suffocated from asthma this summer is suing the city and the 84th Precinct cop whose inability to perform CPR may have contributed to her death. Comments (1).

The marathon is not just about running

Dining: The athletes will jog, but you need to eat. Here’s our guide. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

‘Freak’ out! Luna Park shutters several old-time Boardwalk shops

Coney Island: Nine longtime Boardwalk businesses — including the Shoot the Freak booth and a bar dating back to the Great Depression — got the boot on Monday, part of the city’s controversial effort to transform Coney Island into a glitzy year-round destination. Comments (12).

Today is Junior’s birthday — but you get the cake!

Downtown: Cheesecake for 60 cents at Downtown’s legendary diner. Comments (2).

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).

Vote today! Here’s our guide to the questions on the other side of the ballot

Politics: There’s more to this year’s election than meets the eye. Comments (1).

King Con lives up to its name — starting on Thursday

Event: Call it King Con: The Revenge. Comment.

Needing the company of men

The Dad: Our columnist admits it: He needs to hang out with his pals sometimes! Comment.

She passed out — and then was mugged

Carroll Gardens: A woman’s wallet and iPhone is stolen after she faints. That’s cruel. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Ein stein! Craft beer festival comes to Red Star Bar

Event: The more you enjoy this annual Greenpoint festival, the less you’ll remember it. Comment.

Election buzz at Babeland today!

Park Slope: As if you didn’t need another reason to vote beside stellar, impeccable candidates and easy-to-understand ballot referendums, here’s another: Voters can go to Babeland and get a free vibrator. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 1, 2010

F’d in Park Slope is back to her annoying old tricks

The Greatest Story Ever: Park Slope’s most-acerbic blog made a gloriously snarky return this week, days after it was hijacked and turned into a pornography site. Comments (10).

This Washington crossing needs Gen. Jeff!

Mean Streets: Jeff Sherman has been hit by a car at the intersection of Washington and Atlantic avenues for the last time — and now he’s doing something about it. Comments (4).

Huge milestone this Saturday — burlesque show turns six

Nightlife: What a ride it’s been for the Wasabassco Burlesque troupe — and we’ve got the pictures to prove it. Comment.

Debbie Almontaser to speak on Friday

Cinema: A new film dissects how a Muslim-American educator turned into Public Enemy Number 1. Comment.

Hot time! Burlesque returns to Red Hook on Saturday night

Nightlife: Red Burlesque has a second run at Sugar Lounge. Comments (2).

Stage version of Kurosawa’s ‘Macbeth’ film is a chrysanthemum ‘Throne’

Theater: “Throne of Blood” plays at BAM next week. Comment.

This theater piece puts a church in play

Theater: For Abby Browde and Michael Silverstone’s latest production, the two theatrical types wanted to work in the least theatrical-like setting possible. And lucky for them, they found it only a few blocks from where they live. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

Still the life of the party

Politicrasher: Inside Democratic establishment legend Steve Cohn’s annual breakfast at Junior’s. Comments (2).

Saturday recipe corner! It’s easy being green with beans this good

Dining: City Tech’s adult education program serves up something good. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

MISTRIAL! Murder trial of WABC newsman ends in deadlock

Carroll Gardens: The murder trial of WABC newscaster George Weber was declared a mistrial on Wednesday — and friends and neighbors of the Carroll Gardens broadcaster were left feeling like another crime had been committed. Comments (1).

Look, Norman Rockwell was no white-bread hack

Art: A new retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum will change the way you think about this much-derided painter. Comment.

Prospect Park needs a real wildlife plan

Letters: Brooklyn deserves a caring and compassionate response from the newly created Wildlife Management Advisory Committee (“Park officials: We’ll save geese this time,” online, Oct. 5) to the disturbing events that took place on July 8, not more smoke and mirrors. Comments (20).

The ‘Do-Gooders’ have been named!

Awesome: Click above to find out who the Brooklyn Community Foundation says are the best Brooklynites (no, it’s not you, sorry. Wait ‘til next year). Comment.

Holy Greil! Marcus in Brooklyn to discuss Dylan!

Books: Since Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan, he’s transfixed, confused, annoyed and inspired generations of listeners. Chief among them Greil Marcus. Comments (1).

One ‘Curious’ play headlines the fall at the Narrows Community Theater

Theater: A forgotten gem is getting its due. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

Bill Clinton was in Downtown — and all we got were these photos!

Former President Bill Clinton energized a standing-room-only crowd at City Tech in Downtown on Wednesday afternoon, urging the Democratic faithful to get out and vote on Nov. 2 — and vote for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for governor. Comments (1).

Look, Norman Rockwell was no white-bread hack

Art: A new retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum will change the way you think about this much-derided painter. Comment.

City: Cement will make a better Boardwalk

The test results are in — and a concrete Boardwalk is inevitable! Comments (16).

Vito hires lawyer! Embattled lawmaker plots ‘libel’ action

Williamsburg: Assemblyman Vito Lopez has hired one of the city’s best criminal lawyers — the same guy who represented Abbie Hoffman and Russell Crowe! — to defend his good name. Comments (3).

Our cartoonist says: ‘Fulton Grand is well named’

Bar Scrawl: The latest installment of our new feature, Bar Scrawl, offers our cartoonists’-eye view of a great Clinton Hill bar. Comments (4).

Roofus: New ballots more confusing than old ballots

Cartoon: So, everyone thinks the new voting system is better? Well, not our cartoonist. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

Truly F’d in Park Slope! Someone took over popular website — and turned it into a porn site

The Greatest Story Ever: F—ked in Park Slope just got f—ked! Comments (16).

Heroes! Two EMTs chase down thief on Flatbush Avenue

Downtown: Two Brooklyn EMTs were life savers of a different kind last week when they leapt to a Fort Greene woman’s aide, risking their own safety to chase down a mugger. Comments (6).

Looking up! City plans ‘Skyscraper district’ in Downtown

Downtown: A new historic district would protect the borough’s tallest architectural wonders in Downtown and Brooklyn Heights, the city announced this week. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

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