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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

More Coney baloney

Editorial: Our editorial board is horrified by the city plan to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer money — and subvert the very notion of a free market — on Mayor Bloomberg’s Coney Island folly. Comments (26).

Coney Sitt down: City moves to buy out Joe

Coney Island: The city is moving forward with a controversial plan to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to buy out Coney Island’s principal landowner and end a years-long standoff to control the amusement area’s destiny. Comments (4).

‘Live’ from Dyker Heights! It’s Thanksgiving dinner

Dining: Still insist on roasting, frying or barbecuing your own turkey this Thanksgiving? Skip the supermarket and head straight to La Pera Brothers in Dyker Heights — the oldest live poultry market in the city. Since 1946, La Pera customers have been taking a gander at the merchandise and picking out their dinners for themselves. Find that a bit intimidating? Don’t worry. Just call over manager Carlo Formisano, and this professor of poultry will give you all the pointers you need. Comment.

Meat me — at Five Guys burgers

Dining: The age-old assumption about restaurants is that there’s fast food, and there’s fancy food, and nothing in between. But denizens of Bay Ridge are the latest to discover how incorrect that old maxim can be. Comments (5).

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

Mike Long — right-wing party powerhouse — sells Ridge liquor store

Bay Ridge: Heather Hamilton has hardly changed a thing in Long’s Wines & Liquors since she purchased the Bay Ridge booze shop from state Conservative Party Chair Mike Long in March — but there’s one big difference: and it ain’t the wine selection. Comment.

Brutal near rape on 20th Avenue

Bensonhurst: A woman is sexually assaulted at knifepoint. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comments (1).

Burglary rash

Bay Ridge: More burglaries! Plus all the other crime news from Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct. Comment.