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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Be-tray-al! School nixes Styrofoam carriers in lunchroom

Park Slope: A Windsor Terrace’s elementary school became the first in the city this week to abandon the environmentally hated Styrofoam trays in favor of a newfangled pressed sugar cane fiber version — but the school is doing it on its own, as the Department of Education refused to swallow the additional costs associated with going “green.” Comments (6)

What’s in a name? Marty says a lot

Kensington: Borough President Markowitz is siding with the descendants of Doris Cohen in their battle to get a Kensington elementary school to retain their mother’s name. Comment

South Slope stroller spot

Park Slope: A new Windsor Terrace bar has waded into the ongoing battle over whether kids should join their parents at taverns by siding with the stroller set. Minus the strollers, however. Comment

‘Brightest’ star

Music: Shara Worden’s voice vibrated into our consciousness at the Brooklyn Academy of Music earlier this year, when her band, My Brightest Diamond, opened for The National. The uninitiated can catch her on April 2, when the Sunset Park songstress headlines a show at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan before taking off on a European tour. Comment

Jungle love for our gorilla man

Park Slope: Gorillas of the world may not know it, but they owe a huge debt of gratitude to Park Slope accountant Ed Gerstein. Comments (2)

Burning down the house — on 12th Street

Park Slope: A man harassed and threatened a woman — and then set fire to the curtains of her 12th Street apartment early on March 22, cops said. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Doc’s back

Park Slope: Dr. Vasudev Gabbur is back to work at his 13th Street office, a month after he was brutally beaten. Comment

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