Sign up for daily news emails!

News archive

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010

Cyclones home field is now MCU Park

Cyclones: Give the Brooklyn Cyclones credit where credit is due — their Coney Island stadium is now named for the city’s largest credit union. Comments (6).

If at first they don’t succeed …

Downtown: MTA workers missed their deadline for some repairs at the long-decrepit Jay Street-Borough Hall station, so they did what anyone might do: they changed their deadline. Comment.

Brooklyn Bridge Park delayed — again!

Bridge ‘Park’: The long-awaited first permanent section of Brooklyn Bridge Park has been delayed — again! — and will now open “in the spring,” Borough President Markowitz revealed in his “State of the Borough” address on Wednesday night. Comments (5).

The Brooklyn Paper — scoops aplenty!

Page 1: Look, we’re just putting it out there: you love The Brooklyn Paper. But, look, we also understand that sometimes you don’t want to go out in the cold to get your fresh copy of our award-winning print edition. So why not do what we do: click the headline above — “The Brooklyn Paper — scoops aplenty!” — and download the entire print edition onto your computer, handheld or iPad. Within seconds, you’ll be enjoying everything our print version has to offer: calendars, maps, charts, funny bits that never make the Web, and, of course, all our scoops. Enjoy and remember: Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Editorial: More Sitt and spin from Joe

Editorial: Now Joe Sitt says he’ll build a mini-college town on the Red Hook waterfront? There he goes again. Comments (1).

Roofus: Kill Jews? Here’s something that really should be killed

Cartoon: Here’s the only murderous imperative that matters. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010

Collegetown, Red Hook! Sitt eyes land for dorms

Red Hook: Red Hook already has a furniture store and a supermarket — how about some frat houses? Comments (2).

Nurses say LICH wants to stiff them!

Cobble Hill: Nurses at Long Island College Hospital took to the street in front of the Cobble Hill medical center on Wednesday, alleging that the financially flatlining institution is tinkering with their contracts as it braces for new ownership. Comments (2).

Anella’s gets a new chef

Dining: A top Greenpoint eatery brings in someone new behind the stove — and the food is better than ever. Comment.

Homicide in the Hook

Carroll Gardens: A 26-year-old Red Hook resident was shot and killed in his apartment on Monday — the first murder of the year in the confines of the 76th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010

iPhone thief strikes again!

Park Slope: Yet another iPhone is stolen by the bike-riding bandit who is terrorizing Park Slope! Comments (2).

Man bites dog! Someone is hurling eggs at cute pups in J.J. Byrne Park

Park Slope: An irate tenant in an apartment complex adjacent to a Park Slope dog run has been hurling eggs out his or her window in an apparent attempt to scramble the canines’s brains and silence their allegedly incessant barking. Comments (5).

More thefts of iThings

Park Slope: Two more people lose their gizmos — this time in the subway. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Smartmom loves her TV families

Smartmom: Smartmom and Hepcat bond as a family while watching the small-screen version. Comments (1).

It’s a fire sale to save the City Reliquary

Music: The storefront museum that celebrates Brooklyn’s underdog spirit with exacting curatorial detail and a passionate devotion to artifacts large and small may be in danger of closing. Comments (3).

New sex toy shop is a real casting agent

Shopping: Shag in Williamsburg not only offers the usual vibrators, but also a way to replicate your penis. Comments (3).

Monday, Feb. 1, 2010

Nick Flynn loses himself and his country in new memoir

Books: The Cobble Hill poet tortures himself over torture in the scintillating book, “The Ticking is the Bomb.” Comments (2).

It’s a wild ride on this ‘Ferris’ wheel

Books: Author Josh Ferris is back with a new book about a guy with a disease that makes him walk and walk and walk. It’s a metaphor, silly. Comments (1).

New Bushwick gym is clean and green

Fitness: At Green Studio, your legs power the machines. Comments (7).

Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

Lights out at Keyspan Park as naming rights deal ends

Cyclones: The Brooklyn Cyclones will no longer call their homefield “Keyspan Park,” ushering in a new era for the beloved minor league baseball team. Comments (3).

Got gentrification? MoCADA’s new show certainly does

Art: The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts weighs in on the biggest topic around. Comments (16).

Stat! Merger takes Long Island College Hospital off intensive care

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital’s financial malaise is about to run its course, thanks to an agreement that would merge it with another healthcare center, officials say. Comments (5).

Little time left for ‘Little Room’

Brooklyn Heights: A vital special-ed program is on the way out in Cobble Hill. Comments (10).

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

‘State’ of the union? McMahon likes speech, but still hates Obamacare 

McMahon on Line 1: President Obama called on congressional Democrats to pass a health care bill now, rather than fearfully “head for the hills” — but freshman Rep. Mike McMahon is so far up the mountain that he risks a nose bleed! Comments (4).

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).

Another sick call to ‘KILL JEWS’

Park Slope: In a stunning display of intolerance, Sixth Avenue in Park Slope was littered with strips of papers reading “KILL JEWS” in capital letters from Fourth to Ninth streets last Wednesday. Comments (27).

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).

Links