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Build the arena — with fed money!

Editorial: Our editorial board says that the federal stimulus package has changed the equation and it’s now time to build the Atlantic Yards arena on Washington’s dime. A rare signed editorial by Publisher Ed Weintrob! Comments (58)
The city has quietly expelled treasure-hunting hobbyists from Prospect Park — but the metal-detecting motley crew is fighting to get back inside to search for the riches buried there. Comments (47)

Valentine’s savings

Shopping: Retailers and restaurateurs on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope are putting their hearts on sale for Valentine’s Day. Comments (1)

Big fat Greek feast

Big fat Greek feast

Dining: Park Slope restaurateur Spiro Hiotis named Athena Mediterranean Cuisine after the Greek goddess of wisdom (and, perhaps more important, his daughter) — and it seems that his newly opened eatery has been blessed with some divine intelligence. Comments (22)
Abe Lincoln will soon be back where he belongs. Comments (2)

Mmmm, laptop

Crime: A thief takes a computer from a restaurant. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (2)
Mean Streets: An SUV plowed into a pedestrian on Eighth Avenue during the morning rush on Monday, sending the 57-year-old man high into the air, witnesses said. Comments (9)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Our critic raves about “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the Gallery Players. Comment

DiBrienza: I’m back, baby, I’m back!

Politics: Former Councilman Steve DiBrienza sent shockwaves through the race to succeed Bill DeBlasio, jumping into a race that already has six capable candidates. Comments (13)

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