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Friday, June 25, 2010

Landmarking is a waste of time and money

Perspective: Landmarking became part of the city’s life after the 1963 destruction of Penn Station and consists of two varieties: individual buildings and neighborhoods. I have no problem with landmarking historically or architecturally significant buildings, nor do I oppose the making of small historical districts as was done around Gramercy Park or the original district in Carroll Gardens. I do oppose landmarking broad swashes of our neighborhoods, as evidenced by the proposed extensions of Park Slope’s and Carroll Gardens’s historic districts. Comments (1)

Landmarking preserves neighborhood feel

Perspective: In Brooklyn Heights, we regard landmarking as much more than the preservation of buildings. Yes, the Brooklyn Heights Historic District has some of the finest examples of 19th-century architecture in the city, but — corny as it may sound — it is the people living inside the beautiful brownstones who keep the community going. Comment

Thursday, June 24, 2010

From our sister publication — disgust for Slope bikers!

Mean Streets: We don’t always agree with our friends and colleagues at Courier-Life, but everyone is talking about the Prospect Park West bike lane, so we thought we’d give the Courier editorial board a chance to weigh in, too. Comments (17)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It’s a bike lane war on Prospect Park West!

Mean Streets: The new Prospect Park West bike lane is so controversial that it has caused a war between the neighborhood’s icons of self-righteousness — parents and cyclists. Comments (40)

Hot hero saves old lady from 10th Street blaze

Park Slope: Brian Mitchell of Ladder 122 checks his gear after he and a crew of 60 firefighters beat back an all-hands blaze on 10th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues on June 22. Comments (12)

Snatch at Southpaw

Park Slope: A thief grabs a purse from a Fifth Avenue clubgoer. Plus the rest of the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Brooklyn comic book duo collabores on ‘Box 13’

Books: David Gallaher’s three-bedroom apartment in Ditmas Park and Steve Ellis’s two-family row house in Kensington are separated by only a few blocks. But sometimes the comic book creators are worlds apart. Comment

Monday, June 21, 2010

Get ready to pay more for meter parking in Park Slope

Mean Streets: The cost of peak-hour meter parking in Park Slope will go up 33 percent — and the hours that are considered peak could increase under a city plan announced on Thursday night. Comments (5)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Brooklyn Museum’s Andy show is Dandy

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Brooklyn Museum has faced a barrage of criticism for going too commercial — but that’s the perfect time to trot out the most commercial artist in American history: Andy Warhol. Comments (1)

Report: Museum attendance in freefall

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: On the eve of the Andy Warhol show that will likely be the biggest exhibit in the borough this year, a report revealed that attendance has plummeted at the Brooklyn Museum despite controversial efforts to open its doors to wider audience. Comment

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A ‘formula’ crime

Prospect Heights: Thieves bust into a deli and steal cash and baby formula! Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A feud so bitter that a brother claims he doesn’t know his sister

Park Slope: That’s the overheated battle between Cafe Martin and Cafe Regular in Park Slope. Comments (2)

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