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Friday, Jan. 7, 2011

Finally, our predictions for the new year!

Perspective: We polled Brooklyn luminaries for the wackiest, craziest and downright realest predictions imaginable. Comments (3).

Uke in bloom! Bliss Blood at the Castello Plan

Music: The ukulele vixen will be at the Ditmas Park wine bar on Jan. 13. Comment.

Snow problem on the rails!

Weekend Watch: There may be “Out of service” signs all over your station this weekend, but all work (except here noted) is canceled due to the threat of snow. So, officially, here is the only service change this weekend (from Saturday, Jan. 8 at 12:01 am to Monday, Jan. 10 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (4).

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011

Pablo is free!

Williamsburg: The beloved bike messenger — trapped in a Jersey immigration center for months — is out, baby. He’s out. Comments (10).

Blizzard fallout! Brooklyn is a garbage dump

Brooklyn Is Angry: Brownstone Brooklyn was still awash in refuse on Wednesday, more than 10 days after the first flakes from the Mega-Blizzard of 2010 began. Comments (8).

Snow problem! This weekend’s F line work is canceled

Carroll Gardens: Ignore the signs in your station this weekend. The threat of snow has forced the MTA to delay its plans to begin major work this weekend. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

It’s on! Our statues are shilling for NBC!

To promote its new TV series, “The Cape,” the network will put superhero garb on four statues that honor real live borough heroes. Comments (5).

Bikelash! Cops to crack down on two-wheelers

Mean Streets: A big enforcement effort against cyclists is coming. Comments (103).

Taco debacle! Loading Dock, Downtown Mexican haven, to close

Downtown: Heartless thieves stole a Downtown lunchtime legend’s brand new food truck on Dec. 27, but the crime reverberated much further than its victim — workers throughout the area are going to lose their Mexican food haven. Comments (5).

Our annual hot list: 11 to watch in 2011

Here’s our guide to the new year’s newsmakers. Comments (8).

Strip poker! Will new Red Hook ‘burlesque’ club be legit or nuisance?

Nightlife: The new operators of a notorious Red Hook bar want to transform the former noisy joint into a “burlesque comedy club,” but neighbors suspect it will morph into yet another rowdy watering hole that will keep them up at all hours. Comments (5).

Swan lake! Crippled cygnet saved in Prospect Park

Meadows of Shame: It was nearly curtains for Groucho the swan on Monday — but two Prospect Park advocates saved the creature from becoming duck soup. Comments (16).

Bad news! Crime on rise in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

Williamsburg: Car thefts, robberies and burglaries rose in Williamsburg and Greenpoint this year — but violent crime remained low. Comments (2).

Inside Brooklyn’s underground foodie scene

Dining: All it takes is a website, a dream, and one or two tables. Comment.

City fast-tracks preservation of Remsen St. building

Brooklyn Heights: The city set aside its own landmarking rules on Tuesday to speed up historic preservation of a glorious — though dilapidated — Brooklyn Heights building. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

Standoff at Dyker Coptic church

Dyker Heights: A 18-year-old thief sparked a tense two-hour standoff with police when he launched a New Year’s Day raid on the borough’s only Coptic Orthodox Church — hours after a Coptic church bombing in Egypt put the NYPD on a terror alert. Comment.

The real F-ing mess starts next week

Carroll Gardens: Trains will skip three key Brownstone Brooklyn stations starting on Monday, due to necessary trackwork on the elevated Culver Viaduct. Comments (14).

Pols: City needs to ‘cruise’ on green solution to pier pollution

Red Hook: Toxic fumes from cruise ships continue to poison Red Hook because a two-year-old plan to make the smoke-belching tourist boats more environmentally friendly is stalled in a fight over a different kind of green. Comments (6).

City: ‘Freak’ demolition was premature

Coney Island: Coney Island’s amusement operators improperly demolished the “Shoot the Freak” booth on the Boardwalk late last year, the city said. Comments (9).

Pants on fire! Join the bottomless subway ride on Sunday

Event: Brooklyn, it’s time to make public your privates. Comments (9).

Man, her boys love her breasts!

Fearless Parenting: Our columnist deals with having two boob-obsessed young boys. Comments (15).

Fort Greene is the star of this show

Books: Historian Francis Morrone explores a new corner of the borough next week at Greenlight Bookshop. Comment.

Simone Dinnerstein’s instant ‘classic’ returns on Sunday

Music: Brooklyn has its own certifiable mini-Carnegie Hall, and you have Simone Dinnerstein to thank. Comment.

Goaaaalllll! Great new soccer store opens in Boerum Hill

Shopping: For soccer fans, it’s the ultimate field of dreams. Comments (2).

Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

Exclusive: NBC to ‘cape’ our crusaders!

The Greatest Story Ever: To promote its new TV series, “The Cape,” the network will put superhero garb on four statues that honor real live borough heroes. Comments (2).

Labor pain! Federal panel sides with fired Ozzie’s java slinger

Park Slope: A barista who claims that he was fired from Ozzie’s coffeehouse because of his union affiliation is being backed by the government in his fight to get his job back. Comments (12).

Warehouse 11 is back from the brink

Williamsburg: A fancy condo building that almost went bust in the real-estate crisis is now almost entirely sold out. Comments (1).

Cheap date! Union Hall hosts ‘Hundredaire Matchmaker’ next Monday

Nightlife: Finally, a dating show for the rest of us cheapskates. Comments (1).

Everyone loves the Three Kings Day Parade

Event: Why should you go to Sunday’s event? Well, it’s not every day you see a camel walking down Graham Avenue. Comments (5).

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011

It’s 2011! Now, here are some resolutions you can actually have fun keeping

Skip the “I resolve to lose 10 pounds” thing. You’re never going to do it. But here’s our guide to resolutions that you can — and will — keep. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2010

2010: What a crazy year that was

What a year it was — from the installation of the Long Island Rail Road’s massive stone bollards at its new Atlantic Terminal to the snowstorm of the century during the last week of 2010. And through it all, The Brooklyn Paper has been there for you (try to remember us with something nice next Christmas!). But without further ado, here it is — our loving, somewhat cynical tribute to 2010. Comments (3).

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

Welcome to our world, Mr. Mayor

Brooklyn Angle: Mayor Bloomberg. In Brooklyn. Up to his ankles in snow! Comments (22).

Blizzard baby!

Bushwick: Most of the city was furious at city workers during the great Blizzard of 2010 — but one family was praising two NYPD heroes who rushed an expectant mom through the storm so she could deliver a little snowball of joy on Monday. Comments (4).

What a pan! Celebrate Christmas with a Three Kings Day cake

Dining: Talk about “ringing” in the Yuletide season! Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010

Hit-and-run on Flushing Avenue

Mean Streets: A hit-and-run driver critically injured a 2-year-old as he slammed the tot as he was being pushed by his 13-year-old sister near the dangerous corner of Kent and Flushing avenues on Tuesday afternoon. Comments (2).

New LIRR terminal is a monument to fear and paranoia

Brooklyn Angle: Why bother having the terror trials in a courthouse when we could have them at the new Long Island Rail Road terminal? Comments (20).

Here are three chances to learn pizza-making from the pros

Greenpoint: It’s not delivery, it’s do-it-yourself! Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010

Fire in the hole! Salty snowmelt sparks Kensington blaze

Things were certainly popping in Kensington as the Blizzard of 2010 melted on Sunday. Comments (1).

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