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December, 2009

The mailbag is full

Letters: Big news: The lede letter this week is from the Catman! Comment

The mailbag is full

Letters: We received letters about the ongoing restaurant labor controversy in Park Slope, Fresh Direct trucks, Norah Jones’s windows, shoddy construction and, of course, ourselves! Comments (1)

November, 2009

And from the old-style mailbag…

Letters: The lead letter comes from the mayor of Greenwood Heights, who is already missing our dearly departed reporter, Ben Muessig. Comments (3)

October, 2009

And from the old-style mailbag…

Letters: One man writes in to praise Democratic City Council candidate Brad Lander, while Republican candidate Joe Nardiello writes us — again! Comments (5)

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And from the old-style mailbag…

Letters: Republican City Council candidate Joe Nardiello writes us to complain about our coverage … of him! Comment

And from the old-style mailbag…

Letters: A wide-ranging group of missives, from one complaining about our coverage of the Brooklyn Friends School plan on State Street to a letter from a man upset about Vito Lopez’s betrayal of the Democratic Party. It’s all good fun. Comments (1)

Here’s what our Web readers are saying

Letters: Lots of complaints about our endorsement of Mayor Mike. But, hey, that’s cool. Comments (1)

And from the old-style mailbag…

Letters: More complaints about the latest designs for Atlantic Yards. Comments (1)

September, 2009

And from the mailbag...

Letters: Our letters column opens with a response from a Republican candidate, and includes letters about politics, Atlantic Yards, bag searches at a Brooklyn moviehouse and more! Comment

And from the mailbag...

Letters: Our letters column opens with a scathing attack on our editor! Comments (2)

And from the mailbag...

Letters: Lots of political commentary in this week’s letters column. Comment

August, 2009

Joe Sitt locks out his theme park operator — and our readers chime in

Letters: Our Interweb story this week about Joe Sitt closing his own Coney Island amusement park in a rent dispute (“Lockout! Joe Sitt shuts down his own Coney amusement park,” Aug. 21) really got people talking. Here’s what they had to say. Comments (2)

And from the mailbag...

Letters: Two letters this week: One from a woman who’s upset by unsanitary conditions on the Boardwalk, another from a girl who misses her dad. Comment

And from the mailbag...

Letters: A reader criticizes our story about how state Sen. Eric Adams said he would have arrested Henry Louis Gates in his home. Apparently, we’re anti-Obama. Who knew? Other letters are about airplane noise, movie filming and why Bob Zuckerman and Josh Skaller would be great members of the City Council (guess who wrote those letters!). Comment

And from the mailbag...

Letters: You’re going to love this lead letter about what an idiot our editor is! It’s a classic! Comment

July, 2009

Our readers debate: Who is to blame for trash in the park?

Letters: Our online readers are going nuts about the filth in Prospect Park Comments (5)

And from the mailbag

Letters: The lead letter this week is from a man who likes horse manure! Comment

Web readers react to story about the mess in Prospect Park

Letters: Our readers react to the pig stuy in the heart of Brooklyn. Comments (4)

And from the mailbag

Letters: A nice mix of letters, including one on the Gowanus Canal clean-up and a poem about the F train! Comment

Web readers ask: What’s so bad about street food vendors

Letters: Our online story about a Bay Ridge group’s efforts to ban food vending (“Sh-WAR-ma! Ridge group seeks city ban on food vendors,” June 26) received an astounding number of comments. Here’s a fair synopsis. Comment

And from the mailbag

Letters: A wide-ranging batch of letters, including one on the Superfund proposal, one on bike lanes, one on prostitution, and even one on our critic’s enjoyment of the elephants at the Ringling Bros. circus. Comment

June, 2009

And from the mailbag

Letters: More letters objecting to our pro-Atlantic Yards arena editorial. Comment

Web readers ask: What WAS that pro-arena editorial?

Letters: Our readers react. Negatively, in case you were wondering. Comments (8)

And from the regular mailbag

Letters: More letters objecting to our pro-Atlantic Yards arena editorial. Comments (2)

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The Brooklyn chapter of the American Institute of Architects gave us double the pleasure in this week’s mailbag. Comments (2)

May, 2009

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: Two more letters complaining about rogue bikers. Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The letter of the week comes from Bay Ridge, where one man is a garbage vigilante! Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, we got a mailbag full of letters about our article about a walking tour of Brooklyn’s mob past. Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, we got letters about St. Joseph’s College’s plans for a basketball gym, the ongoing struggle to clean the Gowanus Canal, the missing lobster sign on Montague Street and, of course, lard bread. Comments (1)

April, 2009

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, we got a lot of letters about the proposal to designate the Gowanus Canal as a federal Superfund site. Comments (3)

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, the chairman of Community Board 2 objects to our recent editorial, plus letters about overweight people, Gersh’s search for a cookie, and a composure who sued the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, a letter about “gay” pizza night and one about charter schools — plus more comments from our online readers. Comments (1)

Brooklyn Paper Web chatter

Letters: This week, most of our online comments were about our coverage of the Gowanus Canal clean-up. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, our letter writers are all over the map, but are mostly upset at Jed Walentas’s Dock Street project. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, our letter writers share their grief about the theft of our editor’s bike. Comment

March, 2009

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, our letter writers express their usual outrage over something we did. Comments (1)

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, our letters include one from a New York City Hall of Famer’s tribute to late great blogger Robert Guskind. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, our letter writers focused on Atlantic Yards, bridge tolls, bridge repairs and a public toilet for Grand Army Plaza. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, our letter writers focused on Atlantic Yards, bridge tolls, bridge repairs and a public toilet for Grand Army Plaza. Comments (3)

February, 2009

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The mailbag is filled to the brim — mostly with missives in support, and in condemnation, of our columnist’s debunking of the myth that the Park Slope Food Co-op was considering a ban on Israeli products. Comments (2)

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The mailbag is filled to the brim. This week’s highlights include yet another angry response to The Brooklyn Paper’s call for federal funding of Bruce Ratner’s basketball arena, a cheer for Steve DiBrienza’s attempt to win back his old City Council seat, and a letter from a metal detector who feels persecuted. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The mailbag is filled with criticism of The Brooklyn Paper’s front page editorial last week that supported the use of federal stimulus money to build Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards basketball arena. The editorial, signed by Publisher Ed Weintrob, was called “bizarro,” “nuts” and “ethically challenged.” Comments (1)

Online, some readers applaud The Paper’s stand

Letters: Online, some readers applaud The Paper’s stand. Comments (2)

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The mailbag is filled as usual. The highlights this week include a missive about Steve DiBrienza’s attempt to win back his old City Council seat, plus letters on the Miss America pageant, Brooklyn Bridge “Park,” and campaign fundraising. Comment

January, 2009

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The mailbag is filled as usual with letters. The highlights this week include a letter from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the guy who finished 48th on our “90 to watch in ‘09” list, and a woman who hates Park Slope’s entitled parents. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The mailbag is filled as usual with letters. Obviously, people have a problem with some of our stories, like the lady from Kensington, who didn’t like our front-page story on “Stable Brooklyn.” Also, check out more angry mail about Gersh’s takedown of Peter Luger. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: The mailbag is filled as usual with letters. See what readers are saying about, among other things, our coverage of Atlantic Yards. Comment

Web takes bite out of Gersh

Letters: Last week, our carnivore in chief Gersh Kuntzman lived and reviewed the ultimate red-blooded fantasy, back-to-back steak dinners at Williamsburg stalwart Peter Luger’s and Downtown upstart Morton’s. His mouth-tested, stomach-approved conclusions — that Morton’s is superior to Luger in every way — produced a huge pile of reader feedback. For your pleasure, we regurgitate the Grade-A remarks from BrooklynPaper.com. Comments (1)