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Friday, Dec. 5, 2008

Get set to buy in Brooklyn

Shopping: Brooklyn shoppers started reeling in the bargains — and some free sake! — on Thursday as Park Slope’s second annual “Snowflake Celebration” returned with expansive deals at boutiques and restaurants throughout Park Slope. Comments (1).

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008

Methodist Hospital beefs up staff amid ER concerns

Park Slope: New York Methodist Hospital says it will hire new pediatric nurse practitioners and treat patients faster in its emergency rooms amid an online outcry from some Park Slope residents. Comments (3).

J.J. Byrned! Washington gets his park — old beep gets stripped

Park Slope: Some call it whitewashing history and some call it righting a wrong — but a dead borough president’s name was stripped off a Park Slope park on Wednesday so that the greenspace could be renamed for George Washington. Comments (1).

Slopers reject cellphone tower

Park Slope: Residents of a Park Slope co-op who fought for years to keep cellular phone transmitters off the roof of their Eighth Avenue building are finally off the hook. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

‘Sweetheart’ robbery

Park Slope: A man spouting Bogart-esque come-ons robs a Fifth Avenue bank. Plus all the other crime news (and there wasn’t too much of it this week) from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1).

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Prospect Heights: A man goes on vacation and his flat-screen TV disappears. Was it the housesitter? Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Water co. scam!

Windsor Terrace: Two men are fooling seniors into letting them in their homes. Plus more crime from Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct. Comment.

Bullets over Washington Avenue

Prospect Heights: A criminal shot a man at the corner of Washington Avenue and St. Johns Place at 9:40 am on Tuesday — and cops and residents think the gunfire was drug-related. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008

Breaking chews! Bar Tano/Bar Toto empire expands in Slope

Dining: The owners of Bar Toto and Bar Tano — the sleek, Euro-modern bar-cafes — are expanding their mini-empire to include an all-day cafe in the Eighth Avenue storefront just vacated by the failed Pumpkins Organic Market, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (6).

Massage sent

Spa: We work our interns pretty damn hard over here and we certainly don’t pay them in anything except matchless experience — so we were pleased when we heard that Susan Stratton of Sage Spa in Park Slope was offering free massages to “deserving individuals in special need of some personal pampering and care.” Comments (3).