Park Slope

Saturday, March 24, 2007

City: One-way plan is DOA

Development: A city proposal to turn two Park Slope avenues into one-way streets is dead, a victim of last week’s unanimous community board rejection of the scheme, city officials and community leaders said this week. Comment
The city will not back down from a plan to cram an Arabic language and culture middle school into a building that houses an up-and-coming Park Slope elementary school, despite the pleas of parents who rallied against the plan in the freezing rain on Friday. Comment

Who is Khalil Gibran?

It’s fitting that New York City’s first public Arabic language and culture school should be named for poet and novelist Khalil Gibran, who embodied the notion of dual identity, published in both English and Arabic, and was an early advocate of the emancipation of women. Comment

Prospect Heights families facing eviction

After half a century in Prospect Heights, Evelyn Suarez may soon have to find another place to call home. She’s among a handful of tenants fighting to keep their rent-controlled apartments in a building on Bergen Street, near Carlton Avenue, that the new owners hope to use for their own growing family. Comment

Pas de dough: Dance studio booted

After 32 years, the beloved Park Slope Dance Studio will be shunted aside for more offices on June 30. Here’s why. Comment

Why people are mad

Editorial: The city needs to stop dumping plans on Brooklyn neighborhoods with no consultation or discussion. Comment

My ex stole my sex toy, Slope woman tells cops

Crime: At least two women’s ex-boyfriends stole items — including a vibrator — from their apartments using their own keys to the formerly shared units, police said. Comment

In defense of a technocrat

Brooklyn Angle: Our columnist defends the Department of Transportation bureaucrat who wants to convert two avenues into one-way streets. It’s getting ugly, folks. Comment

Want to stop DOT? Make our streets safer

PS … I Love You: Our columnist offers five ways to block the city from instituting the bizarre one-way Seventh and Sixth avenue plan. Comment

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