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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thief of bad bags: Park Slope Food Co-op bans plastic bags

Brooklyn Angle: In one of the most lopsided votes since the re-election of Chairman Mao in 1954, members of Brooklyn’s famously progressive supermarket, the Park Slope Food Co-op, voted nearly unanimously on Tuesday night to stop making plastic shopping bags available at the checkout counter. Comments (6).

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Windsor Terrors

Park Slope: Police say they have nabbed the Park Slope man who robbed and murdered the beloved owner of a Windsor Terrace dry cleaners — but residents of the peaceful parkside neighborhood are furious that the alleged killer was even on the streets when he had recently violated his parole. Comment.

‘Park’ Slope is unmoved

Park Slope: Park Slope’s alternate-side-parking amnesty has been in effect for just a few days, but it’s already bubbled over into a battle of car owners and car haters. Comments (2).

P.S., they love you

Park Slope: The Brooklyn Cyclones have admitted, openly, that they love Park Slope. It’s about time someone did. Comment.

Tea Lounge to close in July!

Park Slope: South Slope writers, mommies and, yes, even a few coffee lovers, were crying in their lattes this week at the news that the original Tea Lounge — a neighborhood staple on the corner of Seventh Avenue and 10th Street — will close at the end of July, a victim, its owner said, of soaring rent demands. Comments (15).

Threesome mugged with six fists

Park Slope: Two teenagers were arrested and charted with brutally beating and mugging three teenagers on tony Plaza Street West on May 16, though a third assailant remains at large. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

‘Weather’ report

Nightlife: Seemingly overnight, the stretch of Vanderbilt Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Sterling Place in Prospect Heights has become one of the hottest nightlife crawls in the borough. A healthy portion of tis newfound sheen is thanks to Weather Up, the three-month-old cocktail lounge at 589 Vanderbilt Ave. Comment.

Boro pages

Books: If you have a hard time telling the difference between the Brick Theater and BRICStudio, we’ve got the book for you. On April 28, the Brooklyn Arts Council released its “Directory of Brooklyn Arts Organizations,” a tell-all guide to 539 cultural institutions borough-wide, with a party at the Dweck Center. Comment.

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