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Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

A guacamole with some kick!

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Even the best guacamole is a bland, one-dimensional paste. Comment

Monday, Aug. 23, 2010

Thriller! Spike Lee honors the King of Pop again

Music: On Sunday, the filmmaker hosts his second annual “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” party. Comments (2)

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

Time to take out the trash in Prospect Park

Meadows of Shame: And we’re not just talking about the garbage. Comments (10)

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

Exclusive! Park gives litterers free ride but dog owners get bit

Meadows of Shame: Parks Enforcement Patrol officers have written zero yes, zero tickets for littering over the last 20 months while dog owners are routinely summonsed, new documents show. Comments (10)

The goose hunter! Papers reveal that Bloomy wanted more birds in crosshairs

Park Slope: The blood is on the city’s hands. Comments (2)

She fought them off!

Park Slope: A foiled crime leads the blotter this week, along with the rest of the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1)

Confidential! Notes reveal that goose massacre was unnecessary

Park Slope: Documents obtained by The Brooklyn Paper through a Freedom of Information Law request reveal a vigorous debate over how best to control the goose population near New York’s airports — and shows that last month’s extermination of some 290 geese in Prospect Park may not have been necessary. The excerpted transcript below represents minutes of a meeting among various state, city and federal agencies from 2006 that discusses how widely geese should be culled. The consensus was five miles from airports, which does not include Prospect Park. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010

Another school is crime victim

Prospect Heights: This time, $21,000 in equipment is stolen from PS 571. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment

‘Battle’ star! George Washington saved us all (so they say)

Event: Yes, it’s Battle Week again in Brooklyn. Comments (2)

Monday, Aug. 16, 2010

Lipton tease! Ethan’s new songs will make you laugh

Music: Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra (OK, there’s only three of them) offer up sardonic wit at Barbes. Comment

Something is brewing — homebrewing, that is — at Sycamore this Saturday

Event: Justin Israelson and Gary Jonas aren’t so great at homebrewing. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010

Work of schlock? Reality TV artist raises questions — about the Brooklyn Museum

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Getting in bed with a Bravo television series winner fills a small gallery, but leaves our critic a bit empty. Comments (7)

Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

JFK monument busts a move back to Grand Army Plaza

Park Slope: JFK is back and better than ever. Comment

Drinking, old style, to help the Botanic Garden grow

Event: It was mallets aforethought at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as guests garbed in the styles of a century ago gathered to celebrate the oasis’ centennial. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010

This Slope man wheels and deals

Park Slope: Lenny Shiller is still having fun, fun, fun — and he doesn’t even have a T-Bird. Comments (2)

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010

Dancewave troupe wows them in Scotland

Park Slope: The Park Slope youth dance troupe that was robbed of $10,000, yet was able to re-raise that cash just in time to enter a prestigious dance festival in Scotland made its victorious return on Sunday, having been the only American representative at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Comment

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