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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

The Brooklyn Paper — perfect on the iPad!

Page 1: Sure, The Brooklyn Paper is going to look GREAT on Steve Jobs’s latest toy. But you don’t need a touch-screen gizmo to enjoy the full print edition of The Brooklyn Paper right now on your computer. Just click the link below to download our entire edition, featuring hard-hitting news stories, great photos, our entire calendar and, of course, our award-winning columnists. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Fowl play? A chicken has flown the coop on First Street

Park Slope: If Park Slope residents see something — namely a disoriented chicken — they should say something. Comments (1).

Think your taco’s got the mojo? Enter this contest

Event: Enough football — it’s finally time for taco makers to compete in a Super Bowl of sorts, the Brooklyn Taco Experiment. Comments (1).

Bulletproof! This Gowanus Chinese takeout will be clean and green

Dining: Chinese take-out may be a New York staple, but restaurateur Michael Bruno is hoping we can all make room in our hearts for a healthier version of the fare when his new restaurant on Third Avenue in Gowanus opens shop this March. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

As who likes it? BAM’s Bard comedy is a true tragedy

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: And they call “As You Like It” a comedy? Comments (2).

Hook ‘Academy’ gets more time in PS 15

Red Hook: The city approved a charter school’s controversial expansion within a Red Hook public school early on Wednesday morning — despite the efforts of scores of teachers and parents to prevent it. Comments (3).

The MTA’s big bollards are an affront to Brooklyn

Atlantic Yards: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board has harsh words for the tomb-like security perimeter around the new Long Island Rail Road terminal. Comments (5).

9-11 memorial passes a test at Brooklyn Navy Yard

It’s taken almost 10 years, but the centerpiece of the proposed 9-11 memorial at Ground Zero is nearing completion — and the prototype was tested last week at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Comments (7).

‘Golden’ boy! Upstart grad student to take on Sen. Marty

Bay Ridge: The young guns are coming in to try and devour the “bad apples” rotting in Albany, and for one man, Bay Ridge’s longtime Republican state Sen. Marty Golden is the sourest of them all. Comments (5).

In the mailbag: A man who wants to put the brakes on Ford

Letters: Another open fray in our letters column. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Revealed! LIRR bollards are bigger than they need to be!

Fort Greene: The controversial, tomb-like bollards around the new Long Island Rail Road terminal at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues — which were supposedly installed at the behest of the police — are actually excessive under NYPD counter-terrorism standards. Comments (9).

Marty’s book fest lineup is released — and it’s Oates of fun

Books: Joyce Carol Oates, Rosanne Cash, Paul Krugman and Melvin Van Peebles — plus a long list of usual suspects — are the literary luminaries that will fill Borough Hall with their talent at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept. 12. Comment.

One-man crime wave on the Fulton Mall!

Brooklyn Heights: Cops are investigating whether the same armed thug was responsible for a crime wave on the Fulton Mall last week. Comments (2).

The oyPhone bandit strikes again!

Park Slope: Cops chase the bike-riding bandit through the North Slope after yet another attempt. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Smartmom craves another baby — but Teen Spirit suffices

Smartmom: Smartmom and Hepcat drove out to Ditmas Park last Saturday night to hear Bad Teeth, Teen Spirit’s band, at Vox Pop. Comments (1).

DUMBO is saying hooray for ñ

Dining: Finally, Brooklynites don’t need to cross a river — or an ocean — for great tapas. Comments (2).

Catch wrestle mania next weekend

Williamsburg: Get out the old Ric Flair T-shirt and work on that fist pump — the borough is about to receive its first piledriver of the decade. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

Parrot trouper! Missing bird found after three days on the lam

Park Slope: A Prospect Place woman’s missing African Grey Parrot is found a few blocks away! You can thank The Brooklyn Paper, of course. Comments (3).

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).

What happened to the Prospect Park West bike lane? Ask Marty!

Mean Streets: Did Marty Markowitz bring the Prospect Park West bike lane to a skidding halt? Comments (25).

What if the G train gets worse?

Greenpoint: The MTA is planning huge service cuts, including worse service on the G train. Senior transit reporter Andy Campbell staked out Brooklyn’s much-maligned line to find out how riders will use all the extra time on the platform! With video … Comments (2).

The L.A. story — Cynthia Wade quits Slope for Hollywood

Cinema: Park Slope is losing an Oscar-winning director to Los Angeles. Comment.

Beat up before going down

Fort Greene: A woman is mugged on her way into a subway. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

DUMBO gets even sweeter, thanks to Dewey’s

Shopping: First Jacques Torres, then Almondine and the ice cream place. Now, an old-fashioned candy shop. Comments (2).

Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

Harold Ford in Brooklyn — kissing Vito’s ring!

Williamsburg: The path to the Senate obviously goes through the stomach of Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Comments (15).

Trolley trash! Workers tear up history near Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Fulton Ferry Landing preservationists are fuming that construction workers trashed a piece of history at the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park — set to open this month — that could have helped create a new trolley service. Comments (6).

Life in a Blender makes the big time

Checkin’ in with: On the eve of a big BAM gig, front man Don Rauf checks in. Comment.

Arby’s? In Gage and Tollner? See for yourself!

Dining: The old Gage and Tollner restaurant has been turned into an Arby’s, so naturally, The Brooklyn Paper team checked out whether a fast-food joint could properly fill the landmarked shoes of the former chophouse. Here’s a video that you won’t see anywhere else! With video … Comments (4).

Help find this missing bird!

Park Slope: You’ve got a missing parrot? Who ya gonna call? The Brooklyn Paper! Comments (6).

Check out ‘The Ant’ this weekend!

Art: Xavier Roux’s massive arthropod is up at Invisble Dog — and it’ll teach you a thing or two about death! Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010

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).

New front in Vietnam war opens at Park Slope sandwich joints

Park Slope: The banh mi guy who left Hanco’s to open Henry’s has broken off from Henry’s to open Home. Got that? Comments (3).

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