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Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010

Stephen Brown departs — a video tribute

Podcast: He was only here for a year, but in that time, reporter Stephen Brown broke stories, broke hearts and broke promises about letting us watch his black Lab when he’s out of town. Join us for a touching video tribute. With video … Comments (2).

Slope man’s art felt tribute to slaughtered geese

Brooklyn Angle: The federal massacre of 300 geese and baby geese this summer in Prospect Park has provoked outrage, protests, and endless coverage by our staff. Now, it’s even become the subject of an iconic piece of art. Comments (33).

When it comes to guidebooks, the ‘zine’s the thing

Books: Apps be damned! Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010

Parker beats the rap in ‘assault’ on Post photographer

Midwood: State Sen. Kevin Parker escaped serious jail time — and will likely get to keep his office — as a jury on Tuesday acquitted him of felony assault charges stemming from a 2009 scuffle with a New York Post photographer. Comments (1).

Big controversy over ‘Skyscraper District’ plan hits CB2 tonight!

Downtown: Call them faulty towers! Comments (8).

Raccoon tests positive — but park critics are rabid

Meadows of Shame: A Prospect Park raccoon has tested positive for rabies — and park advocates are slamming city and park officials for being part of the problem. Comments (6).

Feds may watch the Gowanus Canal’s waste line

Federal environmental officials may be getting their hands dirtier than they expected as they embark on a massive clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal. Comments (2).

Ikea fought bike lane — now gives workers bikes!

Mean Streets: The Swedish furniture giant Ikea, which strongly objected to a new bike lane in front of its Red Hook store earlier this year, just gave every one of its workers — wait for it! — a new bicycle! Comments (8).

Lightning rod! Church goers say Diocese closed Montserrat because of outspoken pastor

Bedford-Stuyvesant: The Brooklyn Diocese will shut a struggling 60-year-old church in Bedford-Stuyvesant — and parishioners believe the house of worship was targeted because its pastor took on church hierarchy and local pols. Comments (2).

Who does Steve Levin represent — you or Vito Lopez?

Williamsburg: Councilman Steve Levin’s loyalty to his political mentor and the embattled Bushwick-based nonprofit where he got his start is so strong he is giving the out-of-district group more than three-quarters of a million dollars to develop a housing facility 10 blocks from any of his nearest constituents. Comments (23).

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010

Survey says! Prospect Park West bike lane is a hit!

Mean Streets: Mend it — don’t end it! Comments (22).

Gin it up! Two booze makers seize Brooklyn’s good name

Manhattan has its own eponymous cocktail, but Brooklyn now has two gins — and this being Brooklyn, the makers are in a street fight over who’ll get to use our borough’s great name. With video … Comments (14).

For sale! City puts two floors of Municipal Building on the market

Downtown plan: The Municipal Building could become a place to buy things rather than pay parking tickets under a city plan to convert two floors of the stolid Downtown office building into a retail store, restaurant or, if Borough President Markowitz has any say over the matter, an Apple store. Comments (4).

Runaway bride now ‘married’ to Greenpoint

Greenpoint: After breaking her engagement, a woman goes ahead with her nuptials — as a fundraiser for a local soup kitchen. Boy, some people have an odd way of saying, “I do.” Comments (3).

Brooklyn man fine-tunes ‘Santa Bot 2.0’

That’s right, people: SantaCon is this Saturday. Comments (2).

Gallery Players’ ‘Lughnasa’ is something to dance about

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The last thing anyone needs is another “Dancing at Lughnasa,” the Brian Friel drama that made its debut 20 years ago before earning three Tony’s on Broadway and more acclaim for Meryl Streep in the subsequent movie version. Comment.

Adams: I did not lie about Aqueduct gaming debacle

Fort Greene: A once-time rising star in the state Senate is in full damage-control mode after a state investigation questioned his role in the corrupt bidding process over turning Aqueduct race track into a video gaming hall. Comments (5).

Parker to the pokey? His fate is in the jury’s hands

Midwood: A jury began deliberating felony assault charges against state Sen. Kevin Parker as the four-term lawmaker’s trial for attacking a New York Post photographer concluded on Monday. Comments (1).

Another Hasidic man beaten in hate crime

Williamsburg: Police arrested two teenage suspects for beating up a Hasidic man on Monday night — and charged them for a similar bias attack against a Yeshiva teacher on the same South Williamsburg street a week ago. Comments (2).

‘Whitham’ sampler — learning not to yell

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist takes you inside a session on “No Yell Parenting.” Good luck with that. Comments (1).

A real low ‘Budget’ crime

Fort Greene: A woman is mugged after being forced into a rental car company driveway. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (3).

This photo show is up close and personal

Art: Kurt Dietrich Wilberding’s photographs bring you into the lives of longtime Carroll Gardens residents. Comments (1).

Name that bar! New space in Greenpoint is cool, but lacks a moniker

Nightlife: Greenpoint’s most anticipated bar opening is so new it doesn’t even have a name yet. Comments (4).

Monday, Dec. 6, 2010

The day death came from the sky

Park Slope: Exactly 50 years ago this Dec. 16, a United DC-8 slammed into Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, killing 136. Here’s our look back. Comments (13).

On the web, a ‘Nyet’ gain for Prokhorov

Atlantic Yards: The Nets owner is a big player on the basketball team’s new Russian-language website. Comments (8).

The nerds get nude at ‘Nerdlesque’ show on Saturday night

Nightlife: “Star Trek” never looked so good. Comments (2).

Drink to that! Ridge artist is drawn to bars

Art: Many artists find inspiration in the bottle — but Joe Milazzo did it literally. Comments (4).

Our man gets in the middle of a gin war

Podcast: No one downs booze in the name of work better than Gersh Kuntzman. With video … Comments (3).

The must ‘Nut’! Mark Morris’s disco-era version of a classic

Dance: If there’s one “Nutcracker” production worth checking out this holiday season, this is it! Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010

Housing in the park continues to look likely

Politicrasher: News analysis: Good ideas are few for avoiding housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (11).

Friday, Dec. 3, 2010

Park gets down to brass tracks with new Third Street entrance

Park Slope: A nod to Stonehenge and to the desert in the design for a spiffy new gateway to Prospect Park. Comments (14).

Rent hike! Bedford Avenue’s Deli Mart is closed

Williamsburg: A popular corner store on Williamsburg’s busiest block closed this week after its landlord demanded a 40-percent rent increase by the end of month. Comments (10).

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010

Sen. Parker is a thug, prosecutor says as trial opens

Midwood: The four-term Flatbush Democrat is on trial for assaulting a New York Post photographer. Opening day didn’t go so well for the pol. Comments (4).

Big traffic schmear in Grand Army Plaza from AIDS ‘bagels’

Park Slope: A “schmear campaign” against Mayor Bloomberg’s World Aids Day Bagel breakfast at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library got unexpectedly sticky on Wednesday morning as cops bagged nine unruly protestors who donned bagel costumes and laid down in traffic in the middle of Grand Army Plaza. Comments (5).

Paging Dr. Javastein! Fort Greene gets ‘coffee lab’

Dining: Now sleepy Fort Greene residents can get the perfect cup of coffee four very different ways. Comment.

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