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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Walter is one sick puppy — and he needs your help now

Park Slope: Walter, the severely injured pitbull pup of Park Slope, is on life support — and he needs your help! Comments (17)

Roofus: Bikers are not the problem

Mean Streets: Roofus has a definite opinion about the Prospect Park West bike lane controversy. Comments (10)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It’s robbery season

Park Slope: Three thefts lead the blotter. Plus the rest of the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Bergen Street in Park Slope is this month’s ‘favorite’ block

Park Slope: It’s a little Nantucket village between Fifth and Flatbush avenues. Comments (1)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

‘Gorilla’ warfare as entire staff quits Fifth Ave coffee bar

Park Slope: A coffee war erupted over the weekend when employees at Park Slope’s beloved Gorilla Coffee staged a walkout, leaving java lovers jonesing for a caffeine fix — and the owners scrambling to find new baristas. Comments (17)

In their own words: Here’s why the staff quit

Park Slope: Here’s the full text of the e-mail that the “workers” of Gorilla Coffee, a Fifth Avenue java joint, sent out on Sunday. It may rank as one of the classic workplace gripes in the annals of labor-management relations. Comments (12)

Prospect Park West’s two-way bike lane is on a roll

Mean Streets: The city is moving ahead with its long-stalled plan for a two-way protected bike lane on Prospect Park West — despite the continued opposition of Borough President Markowitz and the drivers he says he represents. Comments (23)

Nerds and geeks get together for ‘Lord of the Rings’-style fights this Saturday

Event: If you see 20 or so fellas wearing armor and wielding swords in Prospect Park, don’t be alarmed. They’re just playing make-believe. Comments (1)

Inlets in midstream! Sebastain Krueger bails on day job to sing full time

Music: Sebastian Krueger likes to jump off of cliffs — figuratively speaking. Comment

It’s a ‘Mission’ quite possible: Good craft beer now

Nightlife: Put down that Brooklyn, Kelso or Sixpoint, craft beer lovers — Mission Dolores, the new Park Slope beer garden from the folks at Bar Great Harry, is here to salvage you from drinking the same ol’ beer. Comments (1)

New left-turn bans on Flatbush go into effect on April 15

Mean Streets: Hey, drivers: Happy Tax Day! Comments (4)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Nothin’ but nyet! Jersey lawmaker says Ratner’s savior is illegally in bed with Mugabe!

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s sale of his financially troubled Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets hit a major obstacle on Sunday as a New Jersey congressman brought a full court press of allegations involving the would-be new owner’s shady business dealings in Zimbabwe. Comments (3)

Marty still hates PPW bike lane — and slams Transportation Commissioner, too!

Mean Streets: And the big hearing is tonight! Wow, this is fun. Comments (4)

Fairey art fellow — Obama’s ‘Hope’ maker to speak at the Brooklyn Museum

Art: Shepard Fairey to talk about his graffit art, his graphic design and, yes, that famous poster. Comments (2)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Brooklyn Museum to give up wall space to reality TV winner

TV: Bravo’s “Next Great Artist” will get a solo show at borough’s top cultural institution. Comments (1)

It’s a 10th Street freeze out for car owners

Park Slope: Thieves are running wild on one tony Park Slope block. Comments (2)

The Prospect Heights blotter is back!

Prospect Heights: Enjoy this week’s crimes from the neighborhood’s 77th Precinct. Er, enjoy reading about the crimes from Prospect Heights. Comment

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Suit: ESDC lied to judge about Yards timetable

Atlantic Yards: Yes, there’s another appeal in the ongoing legal battle over Atlantic Yards. Comments (13)

F train suicide attempt!

Park Slope: A woman survives a plunge at the Seventh Avenue station on Wednesday afternoon. Comments (10)

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