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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Movin’ on up! Paper office shifts to Metrotech

Downtown: So long, DUMBO. Hello, “Metrotech.” Comments (7)

Squadron’s ‘Park’ plan

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board is cautiously optimistic about a state Senator’s plan to eliminate housing inside Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (1)

Someone stole my bike — again!

Brooklyn Angle: This newspaper’s famously bike-riding editor has had yet another bike stolen — the second time in eight months that his wheels have been swiped. Comments (9)

Bring it!

DUMBO: The Brooklyn Paper has caught March Madness — and given the resurgence of Ping Pong, there was only one cure: An NCAA-style, bracket-enabled, three-round grudge match. Comment

Watch Gersh eat his last rice and beans in DUMBO!

DUMBO: As you know, the staff of The Brooklyn Paper will be moving from DUMBO to spiffy new offices in the Metrotech complex next week. All week, Editor Gersh Kuntzman has been gorging on DUMBO’s culinary riches — and inviting viewers along for the juicy ride. In yet another installment in his ongoing series, “The Last Days of DUMBO,” today Gersh enjoys a cilantro-free plate of rice and beans from Los Papi’s. With video … Comment

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kuntzman’s bike stolen — again!

DUMBO: This newspaper’s famously bike-riding editor has had yet another bike stolen — the second time in eight months that his wheels have been swiped. Comments (11)

Distracted, then mugged

Brooklyn Heights: A thief pulls the old distraction ploy. Plus all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Downtown and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Watch Gersh eat his last Jacques Torres cookie!

DUMBO: As you know, the staff of The Brooklyn Paper will be moving from DUMBO to spiffy new offices in the Metrotech complex next week. All week, Editor Gersh Kuntzman has been gorging on DUMBO’s culinary riches — and inviting viewers along for the juicy ride. In yet another installment in his ongoing series, “The Last Days of DUMBO,” Gersh ravages a Jacques Torres chocolate chip cookie. With video … Comments (2)

Watch Gersh eat his last tuna sandwich!

DUMBO: As you know, the staff of The Brooklyn Paper will be moving from DUMBO to spiffy new offices in the Metrotech complex next week. All week, Editor Gersh Kuntzman has been gorging on DUMBO’s culinary riches — and inviting viewers along for the juicy ride. In this installment of Kuntzman’s “Last Days of DUMBO” tribute, join Gersh as he downs his last tuna sandwich from the great Almondine bake shop. With video … Comment

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sour ‘Chef’ may turn ‘Sweet’

Dining: It could be a sweet ending to a sour story as Sweet Melissa considers a move into the former Busy Chef space on Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (1)

Watch Gersh eat his last pinwheel at Front Street Pizza!

DUMBO: The latest installment of our online video tribute to DUMBO. With video … Comment

An out of this world party on Yuri’s night

Event: Space nerds prepare for Brooklyn’s night of a hundred billion stars. Comment

Monday, March 23, 2009

Squadron seeks tax money to get ‘Park’ built

Bridge ‘Park’: State Sen. Daniel Squadron unveiled a radical new proposal for the underfunded Brooklyn Bridge Park development that would eliminate hundreds of planned condos from the park and, instead, use property taxes from nearby landowners to pay for the controversial park project’s upkeep — but several critics immediately punched holes in the plan. Comments (16)

Here’s the pitch — O’Malley still out at home

Brooklyn Heights: Baseball fans willfully tore open the deepest wound in sports history by sitting there on Saturday to hear Peter O’Malley, the son of the hated Walter O’Malley, defend his dad. Comments (4)

Watch Gersh eat his last breakfast sandwich!

DUMBO: The latest installment of our online video tribute to DUMBO. With video … Comment

Subway suicide at Borough Hall

Brooklyn Heights: A man jumped to his death from the Manhattan-bound 4 train platform just after noon on Monday at the Borough Hall, tying up subway service for about 90 minutes, authorities said. Comments (18)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Did city lie about its Dock Street plans?

DUMBO: A huge trove of documents just released by the School Construction Authority bolsters the case of opponents of David and Jed Walentas’s Dock Street project that the city has not acted in a fully transparent manner. Comments (29)

Watch Gersh eat his last Cuban!

DUMBO: As you know, the staff of The Brooklyn Paper will be moving to offices in the Metrotech complex next week. As such, Editor Gersh Kuntzman begins a new feature, a daily tribute to the things he loves about DUMBO. Today’s entry: the Cuban at Pedro’s. With video … Comments (5)

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