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Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

Are you a nerd — or looking for one? Come to Union Hall on Dec. 29

Event: Union Hall will host an unprecedented speed dating night for nerds, because nerds need love, too! Comments (2).

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

Bonds away! Ratner’s tax-free bonds are snapped up fast

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner scored roughly half the money he’ll need for his Atlantic Yards arena in a matter of hours yesterday, selling out $511 million in tax-free bonds that were snapped up by investors thanks to their high interest rate and investors’ faith in the project. Comments (4).

Oy tannenbaum! Key Food manager under fire for holiday heresy

Brooklyn Angle: It’s the most wonderful time of the year — unless you’re Mike Jordings, the manager of the Key Food in Windsor Terrace. Comments (23).

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009

Mind the ‘GAP’! City may actually fix the northern part of Grand Army Plaza

Mean Streets: The city has lavished its traffic-calming gifts on the southern portion of Grand Army Plaza — but now, the Department of Transportation is poised, Santa-like, to start working on the North pole of Brooklyn’s most muddled roundabout. Comments (5).

Mugged and beaten

Park Slope: A thief knocked down a man and stole his briefcase on Sixth Street. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1).

Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

It ain’t ‘Swan’ lake for the beloved waterfowl of Prospect Park

Park Slope: Injuries, pain, sorrow are a swan’s only companion. Comments (22).

Chewing it over with novelist Jonathan Safran Foer

Books: Our exclusive interview with the greatest writer of his generation, whose new book, “Eating Animals,” is a non-fiction work about the disaster that is mass consumption of meat. Comments (11).

Places for non-meat treats? Here are five from Foer

Books: He’s a vegetarian and a Brooklynite — which means novelist Jonathan Safran Foer has pretty strong opinions about the best places to avoid eating animals. Comments (6).

Foer vows: I will return to fiction

Books: Don’t worry, fiction fans — Jonathan Safran Foer says his journey into journalism is over. Comments (1).

What about those racy photos of the Oh So Feisty One on Facebook?

Smartmom: Photos from last week’s Marriott sleepover somehow got on Facebook. Comments (5).

The full Foer: Read the transcript

Books: Here is the full transcript of The Brooklyn Paper’s interview with novelist Jonathan Safran Foer (“Everything is Illuminated”), author of the new anti-meat book, “Eating Animals” (Little, Brown). Comments (3).

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