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Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010

The Brooklyn Paper — on fire

Page 1: It’s one of those days when you’re sitting there thinking, “I wish I had something to read, right now, just one click away — something like your favorite community newspaper.” We know how you feel, which is why we’ve provided just that. All you have to do is click the link above and start reading our full print edition — which won’t even hit the streets until Friday. You’re always such a trend-setter! Comment.

It’s an un-‘Stable’ situation in Kensington

Kensington: A plan to treat city horses better than some human residents is about to put the venerable Kensington Stables out of business. Comments (43).

Coney Island is the next mayor’s problem

Coney Island: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board remains skeptical of Mayor Bloomberg’s chances of success in Coney Island. Comments (6).

Toll Brothers looks to DUMBO

DUMBO: After bruising Gowanus fight, the suburban McMansion developer gears up for a battle on Water Street. Comments (3).

Pup poisoner on the loose? Not likely, Parks Department says

Dog lovers across the borough remain on high alert after a creepy Craigslist post threatened to poison pooches with deadly dog treats. Comment.

The airplane noise really is bad

Cartoon: Our cartoonist offers this take on life in Park Slope. Comments (9).

Keeping Brooklyn healthy: Hospital leaders weigh in

With healthcare reform on the table and an economy on the ropes, Brooklyn hospitals are working hard to keep their services available for the borough. This week, we sat down with some key players in the industry, and checked in on the nearly 100-year-old Maimonides Medical Center, the struggling Long Island College Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital to see how things are going. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

Sweet as Sugar! Bulldog is found — with our help

Park Slope: Our online story leads to an international manhunt for a missing dog. Comments (17).

Jacko on tracko! King of Pop to adorn subway entrance

Downtown: The MTA said, “Beat it,” but an effort to honor Michael Jackson at the Downtown Brooklyn subway station that he made famous is moving ahead without the transportation authority. Comments (9).

It may actually be a summer of fun at Coney Island

Coney Island: The first phase of Mayor Bloomberg’s overhaul of Coney Island into a major amusement park took shape on Tuesday, with Hizzoner unveiling 19 new rides that he said will be in full-swing by Memorial Day in what is being called “Luna Park.” Comments (1).

Minuet in civil court! Dancewave sues rogue travel agent

Park Slope: A Park Slope youth dance studio that was scammed out of more than $10,000 on the eve of a triumphant trip to an international recital fired back on Tuesday, suing the travel agency that allegedly profited from the swindle. Comments (1).

Here they are — your Police Blotters

Crime: If it’s Wednesday, it’s Police Blotter day on BrooklynPaper.com. Find your neighborhood below or click the link above to get a full list. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010

Straight up! Southern Comfort Band resists name-change demand

Bay Ridge: Talk about a rebel yell! Comments (11).

Condom nation! Pick your favorite rubber!

We’re going with Bay Ridge native, Gene Lambert’s train-in-a-tunnel design. Comment.

Pollution under Greenpoint? It’s worse

Greenpoint: Northeast Greenpoint groundwater — now with more industrial dry-cleaning chemicals! Comments (8).

Driven to distraction

Park Slope: There was so little crime in Park Slope’s 78th Precinct last week that we’re tempted to run around with $100 bills stapled to our shirts. Comment.

Smartmom recalls the worst — and best — Valentine’s Day

Smartmom: Teen Spirit was almost born four months too early — and therein lays a great Valentine’s story. Comments (1).

Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

It’s Presidents’ Day, people! Here’s our tribute to Martin Van Buren

Podcast: Sure, everyone else is remembering the “big” presidents — Washington, Lincoln, Taft — but we at The Brooklyn Paper hit the streets to see if anyone remembers Van Buren (you know, the Little Magician). With video … Comment.

Soulive brings the funk to Brooklyn Bowl

Music: Everyone needs a reason to groove from time to time — but how about 10 nights of straight funk? Comments (1).

Totonno’s is back, baby, they’re back!

This Cookie didn’t crumble — one of the three best pizzerias in Brooklyn is back in business after a nearly devastating fire last year. Comments (3).

Learn about Jesus — in a bar!

Boerum Hill: It’s “Theology on Tap” time again. Comments (2).

A party so good, even our columnist hooked up

Campbell’s Soup: Listen up, single guys: you blew it when you missed the Brooklyn Hookup Party at the Bell House on Thursday night, an event created specifically for hooking you up. Comment.

Odd name, but great food at new W’burg sushi-fusion joint, 1or8

Dining: In Japanese gambling, the term “one or eight” means “all or nothing” — but there’s no risk at all on the menu at the new 1or8 Japanese fusion restaurant in Williamsburg. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010

And the best chicken wing in Brooklyn is …

Dining: … Super Wings in Crown Heights! Comments (2).

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010

More awards for The Brooklyn Paper!

The Olympics have begun in Vancouver, but The Brooklyn Paper is hauling in the gold — we’ve just won four more first-place awards from the Suburban Newspapers of America. Comments (6).

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010

What should you do this weekend? Go see the new Egyptian art exhibit at the Bklyn Museum

Art: Fab four: A new exhibit reveals the ancient obsession with dying. Comment.

Who stole this dog?

Park Slope: More canine capers — this time, a stolen bulldog. Comments (11).

The big empty! Lander maps stalled development sites

Park Slope: The borough’s real-estate bust is now a booming Web site. Comments (3).

Holy mole! New Mexican joint on Smith Street is great

Dining: Look, the Borough of Kings can be shoddy with its Mexican food. Comment.

You can learn how to make — and play — this thing!

Music: Yuri Landman makes guitars like this — and you can, too. Comment.

It’s time to get Syria about Middle Eastern food

Dining: The Olive Vine Cafe on Court Stret in Carroll Gardens is now Palmyra, a Syrian restaurant with new ownership and a new spirit. Comments (19).

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

And here it is — your snow shot

You know you want it. Comment.

The noise over Park Slope was not all in your head!

Park Slope: New data proves that there are 50 percent more airplanes than four years ago. Comments (18).

Waiters: There’s not enough green at One Greene

Fort Greene: Staffers say that the owner stiffed them. Comments (7).

The greening of Myrtle Avenue?

Mean Streets: What was once “Murder Avenue” will soon be more deserving of the moniker, “Mellow Avenue.” Comments (1).

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