Checkin’ in with: The new “It” girl of Brooklyn literature chats with our “It” reporter. Comments (1).
The great taxi op-ed package!
Mean Streets: The city is considering putting meters in livery cabs — and allow them to legally pick up street hails. Supporters say this will help taxi service in the boroughs, but opponents say it will actually make things worse. Who’s right? Click below for opinion pieces.
Brooklyn Is Angry: City officials have withdrawn a plan to squeeze a charter school into a Carroll Gardens public school after parents complained that the move would severely undermine a well-respected and widely emulated program for autistic students. Comment.
Brooklyn Is Angry: The debate over a new music venue in Park Slope has devolved into an online petition feud that pits a woman who claims hip-hop is linked to “elevated crime rates” against neighbors who want her to take her intolerance and “move to the Hamptons.” Comments (9).
Bay Ridge: Small businesses in Bay Ridge are firing another salvo in their war against popular sidewalk food vendors, this time blocking them by installing benches to reduce the number of spaces available to the hawkers of cheap eats. Comments (18).
Mean Streets: A city plan for a new bike lane in Fort Greene skid to a halt after community objections last month, the latest clash in a winter of discontent about bike lanes across the borough. Comments (25).
Mean Streets: The city is considering reversing the direction of a Cobble Hill Street make it easier for cyclists to pedal to Brooklyn Bridge Park — but critics say the move will be more hazardous than helpful. Comments (7).
Mean Streets: The city threw pedestrians into the “lane” of fire by fudging Prospect Park West bike path data and colluding with rabid advocates to stanch opposition, a bombshell lawsuit alleges. Comments (56).
Brooklyn Is Angry: A city plan to squeeze a charter school into a Carroll Gardens public school will severely undermine a well-respected and widely emulated program for autistic students, opponents say. Comments (6).
Fort Greene: The Army National Guard has backed out of a hard-fought deal to preserve two crumbling historic buildings in the Brooklyn Navy Yard — and local pols are furious at the betrayal. Comments (6).
Mean Streets: Seven “ghost bikes” to memorialize cyclists killed in accidents were installed this year in Brooklyn — and next week, a sixth white-painted shrine will be placed near Borough Hall to honor victims of unreported collisions. Comments (8).
Bloomy bans public puffing — so read our op-eds!
Perspective: So, the mayor has outlawed park puffing — a move that’s being hailed by anti-smoking advocates as great for public health, while smokers believe it’s the first step towards banning cigarettes everywhere. Click below for opinion pieces on both sides of this issue: