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Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

Fort Greene group seeks neater bow-ties

Mean Streets: Four triangle parks may get spruced up. Comment.

Jonathan Lethem has a beef with Brooklyn (you got a problem wit dat?)

Books: Uh, yeah, we do. And so do plenty of literary types. Comments (8).

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011

Wait a minute — there’s video of Gersh eating dog food?

Brooklyn Angle: Go with it. This is what he does. With video … Comments (7).

Is Williamsburg back from ‘The Edge’?

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Strong condo sales could be an indication that the economy is bouncing back. Comments (6).

Save Pierre, the new goose in town!

Editorial: Our editorial board once again supports the rights of geese to live. Comments (12).

For Vito, there is life — and food — after Cono’s

Williamsburg: Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s loss is every Williamsburg restaurant’s gain. Comment.

Freddy’s returns — and it’s just like Freddy’s

Campbell’s Soup: You can mourn the old Freddy’s, but our columnist is celebrating it. Comments (5).

Our letters column returns — with a doozy from the boss’s dad!

Perspective: After a hiatus, the Letters to the Editor column is back with a bang! Comments (1).

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011

Bridge out! Returning from Manhattan? Don’t take the Brooklyn!

Mean Streets: Brooklyn-bound drivers on the Brooklyn Bridge will think they’re in London several nights this week as emergency repair work will divert cars to the northern lanes of the fabled span — as workers repair weather-beaten exit ramps on the Brooklyn side. Comment.

These ladies will eat dog food for a month!

Red Hook: But don’t worry — it’s so good, humans will be howling for a bite. Comments (3).

SJP and Pierce set to roll ‘em in Brooklyn Heights

Mean Streets: This Hollywood invasion is going to close off about eight streets. Better move your car! Comments (1).

‘Knucklehead’ sues to halt drink specials for the ladies

Nightlife: And men are the first to complain about Roy Den Hollander’s class-action “reverse” discrimination suit. Comments (7).

What a team wants! Cyclones offer Aguilera a chance to reprise anthem

Cyclones: The Brooklyn Cyclones are offering disgraced singer Christina Aguilera the ultimate chance at redemption — inviting the fabled Genie in a Bottle to reprise the National Anthem, this time with the right lyrics, at a game this summer. Comments (2).

Istanbul mayor offers Marty some Turkish delight

Downtown: Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas was all set to meet with Mayor Bloomberg and the secretary general of the UN on Tuesday — but his first stop was in Brooklyn. Comments (1).

It’s wall to wall balls in Williamsburg

Dining: Have a ball, Williamsburg! Comments (6).

GOP Chairman Eaton takes bite out of Young Republicans

Bay Ridge: Will the real Republican youth movement please stand up? Comments (243).

New Park Slope restaurant’s got game 

Dining: Babysitters, beware — a new restaurant in Park Slope is about to cut into your business. Comments (12).

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011

Hot dog! Frankly speaking, this diner should be in Coney

The Coney Island Boardwalk diner — the one in Colorado, we mean — could finally move to the place where it truly belongs. Comments (3).

Blame the hoarders? Massive fire destroys Conselyea St building

Williamsburg: A massive fire ripped through a Conselyea Street building on Feb. 7 — and hoarding may be to blame. Comments (3).

‘Alternate’ reality! Return of parking rules drive snowbound Slopers mad

Mean Streets: Alternate-side parking returns — and few are happy. Comments (16).

Slow ‘em down! Boerum Hill seeks big cut in speed limit

Mean Streets: Boerum Hill residents are pushing the city to slam the brakes on reckless drivers by cutting the speed limit to 20 miles per hour in their exclusive brownstone enclave. Comments (14).

Cyclist left for dead in Williamsburg hit-and-run

Mean Streets: Now her friends are hunting for the driver. Comments (8).

ShopRite wants to beat Walmart to Gateway II space

War-Mart: And local pols are pushing the unionized supermarket over the bigger box store. Comments (17).

Marty’s ‘pole’ numbers are dropping

The pole dancing climax to Borough President Markowitz’s State of the Borough address didn’t go over so well — and some critics are saying that Markowitz’s objectification of women can no longer be ignored. Comments (13).

Oooh, this smells! Cops bust Bushwick pot ring

Bushwick: Police intercepted a CARE package filled with 38 pounds of marijuana from a Morgan Avenue warehouse this morning. Comments (3).

Shiver our timbers! ‘Treasure Island’ comes to Irondale

Theater: Robert Louis Stephenson’s classic is brought to live in Fort Greene. Swordfight, anyone? Comment.

BAM brings in the ‘Grass and Ass’ with Cheech, Chong and Porky’s

Cinema: Nobody does lowbrow better than the highbrow folks at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comments (1).

Impounded car stolen — from cops!

Fort Greene: And it wouldn’t be a police blotter without more crime at the Atlantic Terminal Mall. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (2).

Bonsai! Botanic Garden celebrates a great unnatural beauty

Event: To the list of things that get better with age — wine, cheese, your always-gorgeous wife — add something else: bonsai trees. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 7, 2011

This ‘Frost/Nixon’ is like the president himself — riveting, but flawed

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Heights Players prides itself on its intimacy, and that couldn’t be more evident in its current production of “Frost/Nixon.” Comments (3).

What a ‘Rush’! Aussie madman Geoffrey Rush stars in Gogol’s ‘Diary’ at BAM

Theater: First, he’s nominated for an Oscar for “The King’s Speech.” Now, Geoffrey Rush is live onstage at the BAM Harvey in a scenery-chewing role. Comment.

Dealing with his teenager’s cleavage

The Dad: Our columnist knows he’s getting old — but there really is too much sex in our culture right now, right? Comments (8).

The best wings in the borough — this Saturday

Dining: The hardest thing in professional sports is repeating as Super Bowl champions — but it’s even harder to pull off a “two-peat” at the annual Best Wings in Brooklyn contest at Red Star in Greenpoint. Comments (5).

Brooklyn Youth shows again why it is the ‘It’ choir

Music: They’ve worked with everyone — and now they’ll star in their own DUMBO show. Comment.

Breast friend! Artist paints women like they really are — imperfect and beautiful

Art: Georgia O’Keeffe had flowers. Clarity Haynes has breasts. Comments (4).

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

‘HELP’ no longer on the way! G’point homeless shelter plan is done

Greenpoint: A controversial proposal for a new homeless shelter in Greenpoint has unraveled. Comments (6).

Fort Greene rape suspect now wanted in three attacks

Fort Greene: The violent thug who tried to rape a young woman near the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Jan. 19 and possibly another woman a week later has now been linked to another, earlier attack in Bensonhurst. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

Bite me! Pavilion Cinema manager tries to exterminate bedbug rumors

Park Slope: Sends extraordinary letter to silence the whine of complaints. Comments (4).

Brooklyn’s ultimate sweethearts

Event: Marty and Jamie celebrate love. Comments (2).

Inside the new Freddy’s Bar!

Nightlife: The bar that the Atlantic Yards project destroyed returned on Thursday night with a preview for friends and insiders. Of course, The Brooklyn Paper was there. Comments (5).

Myrtle Avenue will no longer be ‘Murder’ on pedestrians

Clinton Hill: Myrtle Avenue will become more friendly to pedestrians with ample seating, shrubbery and a farmer’s market under a long-awaited city plan that unveiled to a largely supported public on Tuesday night. Comments (34).

Marty’s on a roll at State of the Borough

Politics: The Beep pokes fun at his anti-bike-lane stance by pedaling into his annual State of the Borough speech. Comments (36).

BREAKING: City closes a Prospect Heights middle school to make way for a charter

Brooklyn Is Angry: A city education panel has killed MS 571, a Prospect Heights middle school that will be shuttered to allow a charter school to take its place. Comment.

Should tennis fees be hiked?

Perspective: There’s little love for the city’s plan to double fees charged to users of public tennis courts. But in the interest of fair play, we invited both sides of the issue to volley this one back and forth. Click below for their position pieces:

Enter — or just eat at — the best red velvet cake contest next week

Event: The Brooklyn Historical Society will have you seeing red next Friday. Comments (2).

Wild weekend on the rails

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, Feb. 5 at 12:01 am to Monday, Feb. 7 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comments (1).

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011

Big-time guy Kurt Andersen wants to turn Carroll Park into a piazza

Carroll Gardens: The acclaimed novelist and radio man thinks the heart of Carroll Gardens should be more like Europe. (And here come the Letters to the Editor!) Comments (44).

Love stinks! The Valentine’s Day guide for people who hate Valentine’s Day

Nightlife: Hey, lovelorn! Yeah, you. This is the most useful article you will ever read. Comments (3).

Snowtacks! Brownstone Brooklyn under assault by ice-wielding thugs

Carroll Gardens: Winter has bred a new kind of criminal in Brownstone Brooklyn — roving packs of teens so cold-blooded they’ll attack a pregnant woman and laugh about it. Comments (13).

Bus running late? At least you’ll now know how late!

Slowest bus in the borough? There’s an app for that. Comments (1).

Ferry good news for waterfront

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The city finally committed cash to prop up long-ailing East River ferry service on Wednesday, ending years of financial struggle among independent ferry operators — but whether commuters will actually utilize the new service is still up in the air. Comment.

Robbery crew hits Fort Greene

Fort Greene: A robbery team that’s cut a swath of terror across Brooklyn and Queens is apparently now working in Fort Greene. Comments (11).

Big prize for Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: Forget his multi-million-dollar fee — starchitect Michael Van Valkenburgh just won a $2,500 prize for designing Brooklyn Bridge Park! Comments (4).

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

Our columnist is bashed by teens

Campbell’s Soup: Senior reporter Andy Campbell is attacked on the job! Kids today. Kids today. Comments (13).

In Greenpoint, city is acting ‘stoop’-id

Greenpoint: A man’s home may indeed be his castle, but on one Greenpoint street, the stoop is an entirely different matter. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

Fort Greene restaurant heats up as the weather gets cold

Dining: When the temperature drops, so does the price of Chez Oskar’s spiked cider! With video … Comments (4).

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