Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

The doctor is in — and hip!

Williamsburg: Meet the new face of medical science in Williamsburg: A “chief imagineer” who is more inspired by the Apple Store than the old adage about an “apple a day.” Comment
Bay Ridge: Preservationists intent on saving Fourth Avenue’s so-called “Green Church” were praying for help from state Sen. Marty Golden — but even after they showed him 1,179 signatures in support of rescuing the 109-year-old house of worship, they couldn’t convert the influential politician. Comments (4)

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008

Page 1: This week’s print edition of The Brooklyn Paper is a juggernaut, packed with stories on the latest delay at Brooklyn Bridge Park (plus our editorial), a yogurt war on Court Street, news from Coney Island, our Eye of the Storm Cyclones coverage, Bob Dylan’s show in Prospect Park and all the happenings in our award-winning GO Brooklyn section. Comment

The ‘park’ stops here

The ‘park’ stops here

Bridge ‘Park’: The highly touted first phase of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park — a grand, Euro-style piazza and skating rink under the Brooklyn Bridge that was supposed to open next fall — will be delayed at least five years. Comments (3)

Join the ‘Cult’

Join the ‘Cult’

Cinema: The new feature film “Cult of Sincerity” is like a National Geographic documentary on the feeding, mating and social rituals of Williamsburg’s twentysomething hipsters. And sometimes, the truth hurts. Comment

Yogurt war!

Yogurt war!

Downtown: Court Street will get a brain freeze in the next few weeks when three different upscale frozen yogurt shops open within four blocks of each other. Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: Mayor Bloomberg — a billionaire former Republican — has inserted himself into the Democratic race for a Brooklyn Heights state Senate seat, endorsing a well off newcomer against longtime incumbent Marty Connor as payback for votes against him in Albany. Comments (6)

Heaven help us

Heaven help us

Theater: Theater for the New City’s latest show, “It’s the Economy Stupid! or The Turning Point” — their 32nd annual Summer Street Theater production — is a musical writ large as a children’s allegory that follows the earnest adventures of the Angel Gabriel. The heavenly production comes to Prospect Park on Aug. 23. Comment

Yards ‘domain’ case has some eminence

Atlantic Yards: Legal experts agree on one thing about the latest lawsuit to block the Atlantic Yards project — the plaintiffs have put together a crafty argument to combat the project. Comments (3)

‘Grand’ party

Shopping: Business owners on Grand Avenue in Clinton HIll are banding together to throw a truly grand block party on Saturday. Comment

Korean ‘Indy’

Korean ‘Indy’

Cinema: The 2008 New York Korean Film Festival comes to Fort Greene on Aug. 29 with Korea’s answer to “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Once Upon a Time.” Comment

Cyclone loss drops team further back

Cyclones: The Cyclones were asleep on their bats on Wednesday night. Comment

All Drawn Out

Cartoon: Each week, award-winning cartoonist Cristian Fleming gives us his take on the issues of the day. This week, Fleming pokes fun at our self-aggrandizing, bike-riding editor. Comment

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We’re dishing up Brooklyn’s latest food news! Comment

Keith Richards — my mentor

The Search: Our columnist — newly dumped and homeless — begins his quest to solve both problems in our new weekly feature. Comment

Ripper on the loose!

Ripper on the loose!

Park Slope: Vigilante or hero? You decide. Comments (14)

Pub of contention

Pub of contention

Park Slope: It’s the story of our time: A once-forsaken urban strip becomes a nightlife hangout — and residents who were there through it all are angry. Comments (1)

Thorn-y issue

Music: It’s hard to believe that the final show of the Seaside Summer Concert Series is upon us, but that night — Aug. 21 — is drawing near. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: As always, the mailbag is filled — this time with letters about Long Island College Hospital’s finances, a city plan to expand a Brooklyn Heights elementary school, a congressional race in Bay Ridge, legislative pay raises, and a controversial developer in Carroll Gardens. Comments (1)

Family calendar

Parenting: All the fun you could be having with your kids. Comment

Civic Calendar

Event: All the meetings and civic events you should be going to! Comment
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Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

Brooklyn Angle: Our columnist gives his review of the event of the season: Bob Dylan in Prospect Park. Comments (11)

Gersh’s new bike!

Cyclones surge continues with 6–2 win

Cyclones: The Cyclones got great hitting, better pitching — and three errors by the Auburn Doubledays in their 6–2 win on Tuesday night. Comment

Meal ticket to City Hall

Politicrasher: Our columnist gets a free meal off of mayoral wannabe, Rep. Anthony Weiner. Comments (2)

Mom and daughter foil thief!

Park Slope: If it’s Wednesday, it must be Police Blotter day on From our Park Slope bureau, a mom and daughter foil a robbery — plus all the other crime news from the neighborhood’s 78th Precinct. Find your neighborhood below. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008

Carroll Gardens: A wider swath of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill — plus the Columbia Street Waterfront District — will now get the same freedom from the stresses (and joys!) of alternate-side-of-the-street parking starting on Monday. Comment

Meet our Dylan winner

Event: Will Bob Dylan do a tribute to Isaac Hayes tonight in Prospect Park? If so, you can thank our Dylan ticket contest winner, Mike Wood. Meet him in this exclusive video! Comments (1)
Coney Island: Coney Island’s historic Astroland will close up for the season in just over a month — and when it does, it may be closing for good. Comments (6)
Red Hook: When the rail-car-style Cheyenne Diner relocates to Red Hook from Manhattan next month, it will have waterfront views, a beer garden and an upgraded menu from the standard greasy spoon fare, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2)

It’s Teen Spirit’s wild years

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Smartmom Day on In this week’s installment, Smartmom reveals what it’s like to have a strong-willed, moody 17-year-old in the house. Comments (4)

Cyclones win the rubber game

Cyclones: Needing a win to keep pace with the first-place Yankees, the Cyclones got great pitching from Pedro “No Relation” Martinez. Comment

Monday, Aug. 11, 2008

Not a total loss for scrappy Cyclones

Cyclones: Two out of three ain’t bad — especially when one is a bottom-of-the-10th win. Comment

Friday, Aug. 8, 2008

Half Foods! Whole Foods’ Brooklyn plan being retooled

Gowanus: Whole Foods is “revising” its secretive plans for their first Brooklyn store, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (2)

Dom the Benchwarmer!

Politicrasher: Our political insider covers a councilman’s ribbon-cutting at a post office. Man, how the mighty have fallen. Comments (6)
Bay Ridge: Congressional hopeful Mike McMahon is a little bit of Al Gore, a lot of Barack Obama and even a little bit of Richard Nixon on energy and the environment. Comment

Dog day in Brooklyn Heights

Dog day in Brooklyn Heights

Bloomy in the ’Hood: A fifth pet store in the neighborhood has tails wagging and humans talking. Comments (1)

Mike’s Search

The Search: Join our senior reporter as he looks for love — and a place to live — in today’s Brooklyn. Fasten your seatbelts, readers, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! Comments (7)
Bay Ridge: Students at Bay Ridge’s venerable Adelphi Academy may have to find a new place to hit the books come September — and famed billionaire developer and mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis is right there in the middle of it. Comments (5)


DUMBO: Here’s ace reporter Sarah Portlock’s take on 8-8-08! Comment




DUMBO: Here’s ace reporter Sarah Portlock’s take on 8-8-08! Comment

Clones one-hit Lowell

Cyclones: The Cyclones traveled to Taxachussetts to take on the Lowell Spinners — and the weaving industry-inspired team was punchless all night, getting only one hit and falling 2–0. Comment

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