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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fifth Avenue fatality shows that this road needs to be safer

Mean Streets: Everyone on Fifth Avenue agrees that the struggle among cars, trucks, buses, bikes and pedestrians is ridiculous — but over the weekend, it again turned deadly. Comments (22)

A ‘round’ of applause for city’s Park Circle plan

Mean Streets: The traffic circle at the southeast corner of Prospect Park is such a mess that the neighborhood group most known for its disapproval of the Department of Transportation has joined forces with the hated agency in support of a plan to lessen traffic, ease pedestrian crossing, and improve safety for bicyclists and horses. Comments (3)

Brooklyn Museum’s Yinka Shonibare show blows away the art world

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension raves about Yinka Shonibare. Comment

One wrench in Ratner’s plans

Atlantic Yards: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming offers his take on the latest Atlantic Yards court battle. Comments (2)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

State’s highest court sees some ‘appeal’ in Yards eminent domain case

Atlantic Yards: In a twist that could be disastrous for Bruce Ratner, New York’s highest court surprised many and agreed to hear an appeal that the state has illegally used its power of eminent domain to spearhead the embattled $4.9-billion Atlantic Yards project. Comments (11)

Robbed at a Starbucks

Park Slope: He goes to the can and a thief goes to town! Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (3)

Bar Reis goes into the sandwich business

Dining: Just what you want: tapas sandwiches! Comments (1)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Money train derailed for DiBrienza

Windsor Terrace: The city’s yearly cash stream to a former Councilman Steve DiBrienza’s not-for-profit — a flow of money that became such a political liability that he was forced to drop out of the race for his old seat — has been plugged. Comment

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