Thursday, March 18, 2010

Page 1: There are so many great stories in our full print edition, that we just had to break out in that old song about the world’s oldest profession. It’s stuck in our head, thanks to our stories about the prostitution busts and the proposed school on the same Boerum Hill corner! Yes, those stories — and more — are just one click away in our full print edition, downloadable right here, right now. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Rabbi Harvey rides again!

Rabbi Harvey rides again!

Awesome: Steve Sheinkin’s fictional Wild West spiritual leader tackles his toughest fight ever — the Wisdom Kid — in the latest chapter in the Yiddish-themed saga. Comments (1)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It’s a Tish-grace! Councilwoman James sues over scratch

Fort Greene: Councilwoman Letitia James has filed a personal injury suit against an itinerant laborer after she allegedly injured herself walking into his legally parked truck. Comments (50)
Kensington: The city Board of Health balks at major horse-boarding rules, sparing the Kensington Stables. Comments (7)
Boerum Hill: It’s looking less likely that Boerum Hill’s hottest prostitution corner will become the site of a new charter school. Comments (3)
Checkin’ in with: Clinton Miller leads one of Brooklyn’s most important black churches. Comments (8)
Brooklyn Heights: It started in the Laundromat, not the liquor store! Comment
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Allegria Salon turns 10

If winter has you seeking a warm and friendly place, no need to travel far; the Allegria Salon in the Brooklyn Marriott has what you are looking for. Read more…

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rally against hate crime in Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens: Dozens of Carroll Gardens residents rallied against hate on Monday night at Luquer Street between Hamilton Avenue and Clinton Street, steps from the spot where a gay man was attacked two weeks earlier. Comments (3)
Bridge ‘Park’: Public boozehounds rejoice — Brooklyn Bridge Park will have an outdoor wine bar and plaza if everything goes according to plan, development officials revealed on Monday night. Comments (7)
Checkin’ in with: In our second-annual “Interfaith Smackdown,” our atheist editor sits down with a rabbi and a reverend. Watch the secular sparks fly! Comments (2)

Another big Boerum Hill prostitution bust

Boerum Hill: Four Johns are collared on Nevins Street. Comments (4)
Williamsburg: It’s a parking lot with the best view of the Manhattan skyline — and Community Board 1 wants to turn it into a park. Comments (3)
Williamsburg: Opponents say that the city was racist and unfair. Wow, a double-whammy! Comments (10)

Wake and bake

Carroll Gardens: A pothead gets into a crash on the BQE. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Our foodie-in-chief gives you the lowdown

Foodie-in-Chief: Borough hopping: Thomas Ferlesch, chef-owner of the much-adored Fort Greene Austrian eatery Thomas Beisl, is apparently making a run for the border. The Lafayette Avenue eatery is up for sale on a local real-estate Web site, and the chef is rumored to be Manhattan bound. A call to the restaurant was returned, but Ferlesch had nothing to say. Comments (2)

Thin ice! Park skaters out for two years as rink rehab begins

Fitness: Sunday’s skating in Wollman Rink in Prospect Park was bittersweet — not just because it was the last day of the season, but because there won’t be any ice time at all for the next two years. Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge has put out the welcome mat for its new supermarket. Comments (3)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Park Slope: And other tales from this weekend’s “Mutt Show.” Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Freshman Councilman Steve Levin has come out against the $1.2-billion redevelopment of the old Domino Sugar refinery on the Williamsburg waterfront, calling its 2,200 units too big for a neighborhood that has seen massive growth since a 2005 rezoning that encouraged just such development. Comments (3)

Breaking blues! Southern Comfort Band caves in and changes name

Bay Ridge: The Southern Comfort Band’s rebel yell was quelled to a whisper last week after the (slightly) better-known liqueur company finally got the Bay Ridge troupe to give in and change its name. Comments (2)
That really was a heck of a storm! Comments (1)

New beer garden for Williamsburg?

Nightlife: It looks like there’s a new beer garden in town! Comments (2)
Park Slope: Internationally renowned architect Enrique Norten’s Carroll Street proposal was dealt a death blow on Friday when an obscure city board rejected his argument that he needed to expand the size of the Park Slope project to make it financially viable. Comments (6)

Smartmom has a new persona: Crazy Lady

Smartmom: Her family is driving her mad, so why not, right? Comments (7)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Meadows of Shame: Splattered blood on the rocks, smashed turtle shells, a suspicious attempt at a campfire — and finally an arson blaze that scorches a swath of reedy underbush. It’s not latest Linda Fairstein mystery novel — it’s last week in Prospect Park. Comments (20)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

School comes to its Seneshes

Carroll Gardens: Hannah Senesh Day School’s controversial courtyard plan is off. Comments (3)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mean Streets: The Parks Department makes it tougher to park in Coney Island this summer — except for Cyclones fans. Comments (6)
Cleaning Our Waterways: And it could save the Gowanus Canal! Comments (2)
Park Slope: He took the high road — and now the young dancers of Dancewave in Park Slope are closer to their dream of performing in Scotland. Comment

Berkeley Carroll School gets expansion OK

Park Slope: The city has approved a Park Slope private school’s expansion plan, a controversial scheme that vexes some residents who fear that the new building will undermine the neighborhood’s historic character. Comments (1)

Welsh pub in Bay Ridge gets it right

Nightlife: Michael Colbert knows what he’s doing with Long Bow Pub. Comments (8)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Our exclusive video from the Atlantic Yards groundbreaking

Atlantic Yards: Join The Brooklyn Paper team of Andy Campbell, Stephen Brown and Gersh Kuntzman as they take you inside — and outside — Bruce Ratner’s Barclays Center groundbreaking on Thursday. Comment

A better ‘Vue’ is coming to the roof of Hotel LeBleu

Breaking Chews: Turns out, the Vue stunk — and now, in its place will be a classy rooftop Italian restaurant, the landlord of the Hotel Le Bleu has revealed. Comments (4)
Brooklyn Heights: The spirit of Brooklyn Heights has burned out! Comment
Dining: It seems like there were years of fits and starts, but the Greenpoint Avenue pizzeria is cranking them out! Comments (7)
Dining: Blue Bottle Coffee comes to Williamsburg. Comments (3)

A new ‘Benchmark’ for Park Slope

Dining: There’s a secret restaurant — serving high-end steak — behind the Loki Lounge on Fifth Avenue! Comment

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Here they are — your Police Blotters

Crime: If it’s Wednesday, it’s Police Blotter day on Find your neighborhood below or click the link above to get a full list. Read more…

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