Thursday, July 30, 2009

Page 1: We know, we know — all week long, you’re reading our daily updates on our award-winning Web site. But now you want all of it — all the great pictures, the exclusive stories, the controversial columns, the crime, the drama, the logos (!) — in one handy, dandy, cotton-candy package. And that package is…The Brooklyn Paper’s weekly print edition — now available online by clicking the link above. Enjoy. Comment

Atlantic antics! A week of Yards hearings did little to change things

Atlantic antics! A week of Yards hearings did little to change things

Atlantic Yards: They’ve said it before — and they said it again. Comments (9)
Coney Island: The City Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to redevelop Coney Island, a controversial plan that the mayor hopes will create a major tourist destination and livable neighborhood for permanent residents. Comments (2)
Park Slope: An elite private school in Park Slope is caught in the crosshairs of its neighbors who say the academy’s expansion plan poses a threat to the quality of life on their blocks. Comment

Cyclones fall in series opener against Yanks

Cyclones: The first game of a doubleheader ends in an extra-inning loss — and Game 2 was cancelled due to rain. Comment

Feds may go postal on your local mailroom

Feds may go postal on your local mailroom

Money-saving measures might cost Brooklynites their neighborhood post offices. Comments (4)

Locals trash new Fort Greene cans

Meadows of Shame: The dozen new garbage cans that were installed last weekend in Fort Greene Park have left many users of the relatively clean greensward wondering whose trashy idea that was. Comment
Transit: Happy sails — starting this weekend, there will be free ferry service to Governors Island every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day. Comments (1)

Boar stiff! F. Martinella Deli closes on Court Street

Dining: The pastrami experiment has failed. Comments (2)
Dining: It’s dim sum time! Comments (1)

Funny money, Walt Whitman and Robinson Crusoe are all just off stage

Waiting in the Wings: Lots of upcoming works, including a spoof of our financial system. Comment

Yassky: Take your bicycle to work day — every day!

Cyclists will be able to stow their wheels right next to their desks, thanks to a new bill approved by the City Council this week. Comments (1)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bay Ridge: In our exclusive interview, Bay Ridge’s own Dixiecrat says he’s doing it to tweak Yankee liberals — and insists he’s no Southern redneck racist. Comments (48)

Josh Skaller is the machine candidate — the copy machine candidate

Election: A tight race for a rare open City Council seat in Brownstone Brooklyn was thrown into turmoil, however briefly, this week after one of the candidates copied another’s press release and passed it off as his own. Comments (9)

Biv, you whack! Longshot candidate goes ballistic on ‘machine’ pols

Election: The organizers of Tuesday’s 33rd City Council District debate dubbed their Williamsburg forum a “Verbal Smackdown,” but only one of the hopefuls took that name literally. Comments (17)
Event: Our reviewer renders his verdict: Cole Brothers is not the “Greatest Show on Earth” — or even in Brooklyn this summer. Comments (6)

OK, boys, the season starts now

Cyclones: The Cyclones just swept the hated Staten Island Yankees, just started their season with a league-leading 26-12 record, but now the real season begins. Comment
Carroll Gardens: Cops are trying to link their suspects to lots of bike thefts. Comment
Cinema: It’s coming to Celebrate Brooklyn this Saturday. Comments (1)

The Oh So Feisty One is no camp follower

Smartmom: Smartmom’s supposed to be on Block Island doing her annual writing week in paradise. But OSFO won’t go to camp as scheduled. What’s a mother to do? Comments (1)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Democracy in action — DeBlasio is back on the ballot!

Election: Front-running public advocate candidate Bill DeBlasio fought his way back onto the ballot at a hearing on Tuesday, convincing the famously Kafka-esque Board of Elections that the agency, and not his campaign, had caused the error that had knocked the Park Slope councilman off the ballot last week. Comments (5)

Marty: I have to knock my challenger off the ballot to save democracy

Election: Borough President Markowitz’s campaign says that it must kick the Beep’s sole Democratic primary challenger off the ballot to ensure the “integrity” of the balloting process. Comments (6)

The Park Slope man who saved ‘Purple Rain’!

Cinema: One of the most exciting events of the summer is a participatory screening of Prince’s classic film “Purple Rain” in Prospect Park — but it never could have happened without one Park Slope man. Comments (1)
Park Slope: What if they held a protest and the target of that protest showed up? Find out by reading this story! Comments (4)

It’s time to take the bassoon seriously — we mean it!

Music: A legendary bassoon master has come to Park Slope for an open-ended run — so it’s time for you to give the bassoon another chance. Comments (2)

Signs say that DiBrienza is no longer on the dole

Windsor Terrace: Former City Councilman Steve DiBrienza’s scandal-scarred Windsor Terrace non-profit has practically gone out of business after the city stopped funding the organization this summer — even the sign has been changed. Comments (1)
Cyclones: It took 14 innings, but the Clones bested the Ironbirds. Comment

Irish guys will be smiling at Jalopy

Music: Irish folk music joins the lineup at Brooklyn’s pre-eminent folk music champion on Columbia Street. Comment

Monday, July 27, 2009

Rep. Mike helps slow down health care reform

McMahon on Line 1: And he’s proud! Oh, boy, time to get him on Line 1. Comments (3)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension has some very nice things to say about the Gallery Players’ production of “King Lear.” Comment

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

DeBlasio off the ballot in bizarre bureaucratic bungle! 

Election: The front-runner for the hotly contested public advocate race — Park Slope Councilman and ultimate political insider Bill DeBlasio — has been knocked off the ballot because of a technical error with his campaign petition signatures. Comments (6)

Parks Dept. accepts apology from trash party group

Meadows of Shame: The Parks Department says it is no longer pursuing repayment from an event planning company whose illegal party last Sunday in Prospect Park left the historic greensward covered in trash — thanks to an apology issued by the company late last week. Comments (27)

Big changes at Tom’s! Gus is out — but now there’ll be Sunday brunch!

Dining: The beloved owner of Tom’s Restaurant in Prospect Heights has gone into semi-retirement and handed over the grill to his nephew who promises no changes in the famously courteous diner — except that it will finally be open on Sundays. Comments (1)

Meet our class of 2009 interns!

Downtown: You’ve seen them on the beat. You’ve read their stellar (edited!) copy. Now it’s time to meet The Brooklyn Paper’s outstanding intern class of 2009 in this exclusive video roll call! Comments (1)
Nightlife: A beloved Brooklyn dive bar is about to belly flop — unless the borough’s devoted drinkers can rescue it from the deep end. Comment

We smash Cobalt and the Hired Guns

Smash or Trash: Cobalt and the Hired Guns is playing Saturday night at Union Hall — that’s tomorrow! July 25! — so the Smash or Trash team gives them the shot in the arm that they so badly need. This band is a smash! Comments (4)
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (9)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Park trashers speak! ‘We were going to clean, honest!’

Park Slope: After more than three days of silence, the company that hosted the illegal party that trashed Prospect Park on Sunday has finally released a statement — and the company claims that it was all set to clean up the mess it made, but the Parks Department got there first. Comments (15)

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