A pop cultural phenomenon that has turned an Italian bridge into a locksmith’s paradise has jumped across the Atlantic and is threatening to cover the Brooklyn Bridge in lovers’ padlocks. Comments (6)
A historic Cobble Hill apartment complex built a century ago to house the working class is now on the fast track to luxury. Comments (8)
Join Community Newspaper Group legend Aaron Short for the first installment of his scintillating weekly roundup, “The Short Minute.” This week, Aaron takes on the big topics. Comments (3)
Budget woes lead to after-school cuts in ‘rich’ neighborhoods. Comments (2)
North Brooklyn’s deadliest road struck again last week, when a man was struck and killed as he tried to cross McGuinness Boulevard — an accident that has left residents outraged that the city has not done more to protect pedstrians. Comments (6)
Residents are hailing reports that Walmart is looking for its first Brooklyn location — even as critics of the big-box store are preparing to fight back the retail Golaith famous for its “low, low prices” and, some say, low, low wages. Comments (7)
Meet the new operating “entity” for Brooklyn Bridge Park — same as the old operating “entity” for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (3)
He’s been Brooklyn’s park czar for almost 30 years, but outgoing Commissioner Julius Spiegel says he can’t identify trees, doesn’t know plants and has never really been all that interested in parks. Comments (8)
The Goldstein legacy: Was Yards opponent an opportunist?
Atlantic Yards: Last week, the last holdout in the Atlantic Yards footprint, Daniel Goldstein, accepted $3 million to move out of his condemned apartment. The settlement is more than other residents received, fueling some talk that Goldstein’s fight against developer Bruce Ratner was about the money. This week, Goldstein responded, while his chief critic, Bertha Lewis of ACORN, shared her two cents.
Every week, crimes in the Atlantic Terminal and Atlantic Center malls lead the blotter from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment
Who needs to sound your barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world when you can sing it? Comment
Fans of the Beatles and burlesque — this is your ticket to ride. Comments (1)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension:
In the last decade, a new sub-genre of horror flicks has developed called “torture porn,” which seeks to communicate in an extremely over-the-top manner the dangers of vengeance at any cost. Movies like “The Devil’s Rejects” and “Hostel” show how torture ends up turning the good guys bad, leaving the protagonists — and the audience — adrift in a post 9-11 world in which the moral high ground has been abandoned. Comment