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Friday, Jan. 21, 2011

‘Charter’ territory! Parents in ‘failing’ MS 571 fight closure for elite school

Brooklyn Is Angry: The city is moving to close a poorly performing Fort Greene middle school and use the space for an elite charter school — and parents say they’ve been sold out by an education bureaucracy more focused on tests than students. Comments (11)

Meet the new ‘Noir’!

Books: Edwidge Danticat edits “Haiti Noir.” Comment

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

Safety first! Prospect Park West bike lane working

Mean Streets: Accidents have plummeted dramatically since the installation of the controversial Prospect Park West bike lane in the spring, new city data reveals. Comments (60)

Millennium approaches! City backs new elite school inside John Jay

Park Slope: A new selective public school will open inside the John Jay HS building in Park Slope despite an outcry from students and teachers who say the decision encourages racial segregation. Comments (15)

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

License ‘em! Sloper wants to put plates on bikes

Mean Streets: Cyclists will be required to register their rides like their gas-guzzling counterparts under a controversial scheme trumpeted last week by a Park Slope activist. Comments (37)

Chain chain chain — chain of burgers! Cheeburger Cheeburger coming to Park Slope

Dining: It’s the ultimate Park Slope good news/bad news story: The long-vacant Miracle Grill space on Seventh Avenue is finally about to reopen — but as a national burger chain with a very cheesy name. Comments (13)

The iPhone bike thief — still on the loose!

Park Slope: It’s like we’re broken records: Another two-wheeling thief swipes an Apple phone. Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

McRobbery!

Prospect Heights: A burger chain worker has her bag stolen. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment

Monday, Jan. 17, 2011

Freddy’s, killed by Atlantic Yards, rises from the dead

Awesome: Set your calendar — the legendary bar reopens in Park Slope on Feb. 4. Comments (2)

Slope goes back to the future for Equal Rights Amendment

Park Slope: The 1970s equality law for women, which failed to make the Constitution, is back. Comments (7)

The ERA — a historical primer

Park Slope: A look back to the days of bellbottoms, Afros and Nixon. Comments (3)

Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

Grand Prospect Garage? Supporters tout hotel’s main benefit — parking

Park Slope: Approve our hotel — or else we’ll bring low-class clientele to the Grand Prospect Hall, owners Michael and Alice Halkias seem to be saying. Comments (26)

Ox Cart Tavern a welcome addition to Ditmas Park

Dining: Fans of Ditmas Park’s Pomme de Terre may have rejoiced when a veteran of that kitchen took over the Newkirk Avenue spot earlier this fall. But don’t expect the same experience at the new Ox Cart Tavern. Comments (1)

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