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Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

Road rage! Lookout, cyclists — there’s an ambulance in the bike lane!

Mean Streets: An ambulance driver who abandoned traffic-choked Prospect Park West to use the controversial bike lane as a shortcut was hardly a lone rogue. Comments (54)

Fifth Avenue gets trash cans straight out of ‘The Jetsons’

The Greatest Story Ever: In Park Slope, even the garbage gets a fancy new home. Comments (5)

Didn’t rob me? Well, I’m hitting you anyway

Park Slope: A man is beaten by a thug who wrongly accused him of robbery. Plus the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

This thief was charged up

Prospect Heights: A woman charges her phone at a bar — then forgets the phone. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

Council bike data bill will prove us right — foes and cycle supporters say

Mean Streets: Friends and foes of bike lanes can’t wait for a new city bike-crash data law to take effect — because both sides think it will show they’re right. Comments (35)

Manager: Pavilion will be a movie palace again

Park Slope: Coming soon to Park Slope’s Pavilion Cinema: “Renovation II — The Sequel.” Comments (5)

Halkias’s ‘Grand Prospect Hotel’ under attack — but he’s pushing ahead

Park Slope: The developer of a controversial 11-story hotel on Prospect Avenue has a plan, and he’s sticking to it — in spite of a growing chorus of naysayers blasting his scheme as inappropriate for the neighborhood. Comments (15)

Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Eat some crepe! There’s a Euro-style pancake joint on Seventh Avenue

Dining: It’s a cross-cultural crepe smackdown in Park Slope, where an Italian take on the traditional French pancakes promises to knock the socks — err, chaussettes — off even the most devout Francophile. Comments (4)

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

Slope’s Scalino reopens after two-day tax scare

Dining: The popular Seventh Avenue restaurant Scalino — shuttered by state authorities on Thursday — reopened on Saturday, apparently having paid a $230,000 sales tax bill. Comment

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011

Naked lunchroom! PS 107 left without its cook in city budget cut

Park Slope: Parents at Park Slope’s PS 107 are fired up over a city decision to transfer their beloved lunch lady because the lunchroom serves slightly less than the minimum daily requirement of school meals. Comments (1)

Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

‘Cause they’re the taxmen! Slope restaurant seized for non-payment! 

Dining: State finance authorities have forced Park Slopers to say “ciao” to a tasty-but-troubled Italian eatery, slapping bright orange “SEIZED” signs on the windows of Scalino for allegedly not paying taxes. Comments (4)

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