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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

Our full print edition — YES!

Page 1: The weather outside is about to be frightening, so why not click the nice blue link above and download our entire print edition, without having to go outside looking for it? Inside, you’ll find everything that you love about The Brooklyn Paper, including our calendars, articles, columns and, of course, great local coverage. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment.

Tennis anyone? New group hopes to fix Fort Greene courts

Meadows of Shame: The new Fort Greene Tennis Association has its first fundraiser. Comments (5).

The crawl: Hit Columbia Street hard this weekend

Columbia St Waterfront: Like many neighborhoods on the edge of Brooklyn’s bustling Downtown, the Columbia Street Waterfront District has been struggling under the weight of being “the next Williamsburg” for a few years now. Comments (4).

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

A big Domi-NO from CB1 panel

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The Community Board 1 Land Use Committee voted against the $1.2-billion redevelopment of the old Domino Sugar factory on Tuesday night, the first public rejection of the project as it enters the eight-month review process for a rezoning along the Williamsburg waterfront that would allow a multiple-skyscraper project that is larger than the law currently allows. Comments (7).

Deadly silence? Officials have had one e-mail exchange over Yards security

Atlantic Yards: Is it possible that state officials have had just a single e-mail exchange regarding securing the outside of the Barclays Center arena in the heart of Brooklyn? Comments (4).

An F-ing G-saster! Trains cut this weekend

Greenpoint: What’s a weekend partier to do? Comment.

Windows 7 begins at Norah’s place

Cobble Hill: As you can see, sultry songstress Norah Jones has begun the controversial window work on her Amity Street townhouse. Our shutterbug captured all the action: two windows have been installed, and a third is in progress, and even opponents of the work had to admit that it may not turn out as bad as some anticipated. Comments (4).

Cold comfort at Bedford Avenue pool

Williamsburg: Taking a dip in your local indoor pool shouldn’t qualify you for membership in the Polar Bear Club. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010

Hole Foods! Clean-up of toxic site has begun!

Cleaning Our Waterways: But will Whole Foods build a store or sell? It remains unclear. Comment.

Crash on Flatbush! Locals not surprised along Slope’s speedway strip

Mean Streets: The horrific hit-and-run accident that critically wounded a mayoral staffer and injured her friend early Sunday morning has put the traffic conditions on Flatbush Avenue in the spotlight, as many are saying the tragedy proves how unsafe the stretch of road is from Grand Army Plaza to the Atlantic Center. Comments (8).

Terror trio!

Carroll Gardens: Red Hook is terrorized by a threesome of thugs. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

You’ve got to eat this lady’s kale chips

Shopping: Everyone loves the crunch of a Lay’s potato chip and the orange hue of a Cheeto, but that’s only because most people haven’t tried Amy Hamberry’s dried vegan kale chips. Comments (4).

It’s a scream! Van Leeuwen goes from truck to storefront

Dining: Our days of chasing the Van Leeuwen ice cream truck around town for just one scoop of Earl Grey are just about over. Comments (2).

Got a buck? You can get a burger

Dining: The McDonald’s value menu — with its stale apple pie and wan burgers — is no match for the “Dollar Menu” at One Front Street this March. Comments (7).

Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

New details about missing Slope woman

Park Slope: The Park Slope woman whose disappearance has stunned the neighborhood for more than a week was last seen at a deli near her 14th Street home a full day after she allegedly vanished after a fight with her boyfriend. Comments (30).

Call it the War of the Rosé! Red Hook wine shops battle it out

Red Hook: It’s all-out wine war in Red Hook! Comments (32).

Should The Brooklyn Paper go behind a paywall?

Podcast: And what kind of paywall? Watch this video to find out. With video … Comments (9).

Smartmom’s girl has her own Olympic moment

Smartmom: OK, so she didn’t win the gold, but the Oh So Feisty One makes Smartmom and Hepcat proud. Comment.

Fake cops in cuff-and-mug debacle!

Fort Greene: Men pretending to be cops “arrested” a man and picked his pocket. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (1).

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010

Where was Rudy? Mayor scrubs endorsement for Grimm a day after Kerik debacle

Bay Ridge: So much for that Rudy Giuliani photo op! Comments (5).

Friday, Feb. 19, 2010

Man defiles classy building — with his own feces!

Brooklyn Heights: Better late than never for this week’s 84th Precinct police blotter — thanks to this story about a mad defecator in a ritzy Brooklyn Heights building! Comments (3).

Union Street Bridge out this weekend!

Gowanus: Oh, and so are the F and G trains. Nice. Comments (1).

G-saster! Train cut on weekends

Greenpoint: And the F train is out, too! What’s a weekend partier to do? Comments (3).

Landslide! Liberal clubhouse pol swept aside in centrist uprising

Park Slope: One of Brooklyn’s most liberal clubs is moving towards the center. Comments (10).

You pick the new Kosciuszko Bridge design!

Mean Streets: The state wants you to choose your own billion-dollar bridge! Comments (5).

Celebrate the mutt in all of us at the Brooklyn Lyceum

Event: Every dog really does have his day. Comment.

Here’s how to look good on a girder 30 stories up

Shopping: Forget about skinny jeans and high heels, pink power tools are the new black. Comments (5).

Rabid response! Health Dept. nabs foaming raccoon

Boerum Hill: Four years into a raccoon invasion of Brooklyn, the borough’s first-known rabid varmint has been taken off the streets, leaving many residents of Boerum Hill still shaken by the unsettling infection. Comments (5).

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

Rumble on the J

Williamsburg: Two crimes on the J train lead the blotter. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (2).

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).

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