Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009

Page 1: We know sometimes you don’t want to surf the Interweb to get all the great Brooklyn Paper news, arts, features and columns that you love so much. So here’s the best way: click the link above and download our entire print edition. This week, that means great burger recipes from our contest finalists, another instant classic from Smartmom, coverage of the political debates we hosted with Brooklyn Independent Television and, of course, all the listings and features that you can’t live without. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

State caught in ‘Superflop’

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Paterson administration has backed away from its surprise call last year to have the federal government lead a Superfund clean-up of the Gowanus Canal — and now says the Environmental Protection Agency should “carefully review” an alternate proposal from Mayor Bloomberg for decontaminating the waterway. Comments (5)
Greenpoint: They say good fences make good neighbors — but these fences ain’t good. Comments (6)
Brooklyn Heights: Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays Santos Caraballos from the swift completion of his appointed rounds. But United States Postal Service bureaucrats are another thing entirely. Comment

One suspect collared in Pratt student beating

Clinton Hill: Police arrested one teenager from a group of five that savagely beat a Pratt Institute student before robbing him in Clinton Hill last Friday. Comments (3)

A pol’s kid goes to school — it is an issue!

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board weighs in on the controversy over a candidate’s decision to send his child to a private school. Comments (1)

Here’s why minor leaguers do it — for fun!

Cyclones: Some minor leaguers will never make The Show — but they still keep on plugging away. Comment

Warehouse wall collapses — just as Guskind said it would!

Gowanus: A Smith Street warehouse, which had received numerous safety complaints and inspections this year, partially collapsed on Monday night, damaging seven cars and fulfilling a prophesy of a local blogger. Comments (2)

Cobble Hill author is about to go ‘fourth’ and collect big prize

Books: Cobble Hill author Arthur Phillips is poised to join the most elite strata of novelists — those with money. Comment
Brooklyn Angle: The city cut the ribbon on a new — and protected! — bike lane on Sands Street. Finally, Brooklyn has what civilized cities have had for decades. Comments (6)

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

It’s fair fowl at one Red Hook restaurant

Dining: Home/made, a Van Brunt Street eatery, is hosting a chicken dinner. Comments (1)

A peach of a pie from Sweet Melissa

Shopping: As much as I hate to leave my beloved Brooklyn, I do enjoy going to my parent’s Jersey shore summer rental at the end of each July. Comment

This one-woman ‘radio’ show is crackling good

Theater: Check out Tanya O’Debra’s one-night-only radio show at Glasslands. Comment

It’s ‘La Dolce Vino’ at Enoteca on Court

Cinema: What’s better than watching a movie with a bunch of friends and popcorn? Watching a movie with a bunch of friends and pizza in the garden of a great restaurant. Comment

It’s a wine win! Greene Grape hauls in another honor

Shopping: The city’s famously wine-loving CEO has finally recognized what Fort Greene residents have known for years: The Greene Grape wine store and the neighboring Greene Grape Provisions is the best. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

Dining: Meet Kyle Huebbe, the winner of our Burger Bash contest. Comments (3)

Skaller and Lander trade more barbs — this time over campaign shenanigans

Election: For the second time in as many days, the race to succeed Councilman Bill DeBlasio has turned into a vicious, mud bath between rivals Josh Skaller and Brad Lander — this time as the two leading candidates exchanged accusations of illicit campaign spending all day long on Tuesday. Comments (6)

Cyclones beat the best team in the league

Cyclones: Opening a three-game series against Mahoning Valley, the Cyclones win in dramatic fashion. Comment
Bridge ‘Park’: Check out what life may be like if the oceans rise and we all have to live on water. Comment

Teen Spirit’s ‘gap year’ begins — and Smartmom is anxious

Smartmom: Smartmom’s college-age son is taking a year off to find himself. But when do the courses start? Comments (1)

Put out a blanket and hear some great books in Fort Greene Park

Books: Fort Greene’s pen-wielding luminaries — we’re talking Colson Whitehead, Toure, and Nelson George — will be leaving their fortresses of literary solitude for the Summer Literary Festival next Saturday. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

Sen. Adams: I would’ve collared Gates immediately!

Politics: State Sen. Eric Adams inserted himself into the national debate over the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates in his own home last month by saying he would’ve gone even further than the arresting officer in the now-infamous incident. Comments (14)
Election: It wasn’t the answers that separated the front-runners from the longshots at The Brooklyn Paper and Brooklyn Independent Televisions’s 33rd Council District debate — it was the questions themselves. Comments (21)

Schoolyard brawl over Skaller’s 8-year-old kid!

Election: The once-genteel race to succeed Councilman Bill DeBlasio was thrown into turmoil this week, when the pregnant wife of one of the candidates sent an e-mail from her hospital bed to slam another candidate for making an issue out of the couple’s decision to send their son to private school. Comments (15)

Park Slope’s police blotter — a day early

Park Slope: We’re happy to provide this week’s Park Slope blotter one day early — as a bonus for our loyal readers. Enjoy all the crime news from the neighborhood’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Monday, Aug. 10, 2009

Red Hook: The last building at the Rever Sugar plant is coming down. What’s Joe Sitt up to? Comments (6)

Concrete plant plan is a real Red Hook dust up

Red Hook: The planned opening of a concrete plant in Red Hook has flown into a cloud of opposition from residents who fear the company will release harmful airborne dust into homes, parks and a small-scale organic farm. Comments (9)

Finally, a weekend win

Cyclones: The Cyclones dominate the Jammers to avoid a three-game sweep. Comment

Could this building become a McDonald’s?

Carroll Gardens: The MTA is selling — and Smith Street neighbors worry that restaurant row will soon be home to the fast-food burger joint. Comments (3)

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009

Election: The popular Democratic congressman endorsed Bob Zuckerman for City Council on Sunday in Park Slope. Comment

An ‘extra’ tough loss for the Clones

Cyclones: Brooklyn can’t come from behind twice in one long game. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009

Friday night massacre!

Cyclones: Jamestown comes to Brooklyn and kicks our boys’ butts. Comments (2)

Friday, Aug. 7, 2009

Chuck wagon! Schumer makes the Steve Levin endorsement official

Election: City Council hopeful Steve Levin, slammed by his opponents in the Greenpoint to Park Slope district as the “machine candidate” because of his relationship with Brooklyn Democratic Party boss Vito Lopez, moved into higher gear thanks to last Friday’s endorsement by Sen. Charles Schumer. Comments (16)

Hey, political junkie! Get your fix at our new election Web site

Election: The Brooklyn Paper is a part of a huge new Web site covering local — and only local — politics! Finally, Brooklyn political junkies have a place to call their own on the Web. Comments (2)

How sweep it is!

Cyclones: Cyclones take all three in Batavia — come home with big lead in the division! Comment

Catch In Cadeo — tonight!

Smash or Trash: The “Smash or Trash” team loved this band’s new song, “Communist Lecture.” See In Cadeo tonight or on Aug. 20. Comments (4)
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009

Schumer to endorse Steve Levin for Council on Friday

Election: The “machine candidate” just moved into high gear. Comments (27)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

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