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Politics: Ed Towns and Kevin Powell; Marty Connor and Daniel Squadron; and Michael McMahon and Steve Harrison: All are running in three contested Democratic Primary contests on Sept. 9. Last week, The Brooklyn Paper met with all of them. Here’s what they had to say! Comment

Granted, she vows to open a bookstore

Fort Greene: The woman who won a $15,000 grant to open a book shop in Fort Greene is inviting you to a party! Comment

Bloomy: I’d love car-free park

Mayor Bloomberg breathed new life into the idea of a car-free Prospect Park — the elusive Holy Grail for some park enthusiasts — when he said this week, “It would be great if we could keep cars out of all parks.” Comments (1)
Digital editions: The print edition of The Brooklyn Paper will be on the streets tomorrow, but here’s your chance to check it out today! As usual, it’s jam-packed with the great journalism you’ve come to expect. Heard about dogs getting sick at Dog Beach in Prospect Park? We’ll tell you why! Want your kid to learn how to play rock-and-roll? We’ll tell you how to do it! And of course, our GO Brooklyn section will tell you what to do and where to GO this holiday weekend. Let’s face it, the staff at The Brooklyn Paper has done it again! Read more…
Williamsburg artist’s tale of his stint in the pokey Comments (35)
Park Slope: An infestation of rats at a pond where dogs cool off in Prospect Park could be endangering the pups’ lives. Comments (10)

A for effort

A for effort

Theater: When one is confronted with the luminous beauty of Broadway starlet Emily Kinney, it’s inconceivable that she could have experienced even a sliver of the teen angst portrayed in the Tony award-winning Broadway musical “Spring Awakening.” Yet the 24-year-old Williamsburg resident told GO Brooklyn that there are several themes in the show which resonate with her. Comments (1)

One search down, another on the rocks

The Search: Our columnist’s search for love and a place to live has achieved at least one success: He now has a roof over his head. Comment

Metal chicks

Metal chicks

Fashion: Although it might be the last place you would look — underneath the rumbling of the JMZ train — there’s a studio where two Williamsburg women are handcrafting utterly arresting jewelry. As you might expect, it’s not pretty. Comments (2)

Slope kids have a place to rock

Parenting: Musician Jason Domnarski is starting a real-life “School of Rock” in — of all places — Park Slope. Wonder how that’s going to work out. Comment

Songs of summer

Music: When I heard that the exceedingly hip and energetic One World Symphony would be launching their new season with a program called “An Italian Summer,” my scholarly, erudite reaction was “Huh?” Comments (1)

Tall ‘Tales’

Music: All the world’s a stage, including the Red Hook Marine Terminal. As of Sept. 5, this cargo hub will be the setting for an opera! Comment

More backstage news

Waiting in the Wings: This week’s roundup of Brooklyn’s theater happenings. Comment

All about Coney

All about Coney

Coney Island: Filmmaker Joanna Lipper screens her remake of the classic Coney Island film “Little Fugitive” at the Coney Island Museum on Aug. 30. Comment

Baseball in any language

Play’s the Thing: In his greatest column to date, the Bard explains what Sesame Street has been teaching us for years — people that play together, speak English and Spanish together. Comments (1)

What’s up? Dock!

Cyclones: The Cyclones purchased the contract of Dock Doyle from the Kingsport Mets — or did whatever the rules require to have him play for Brooklyn. Comment

Clones players are in the cards

Cyclones: New Cyclones baseball cards have the team saying “cheese!” Comment
Cyclones: Cyclones second baseman J.R. Voyles tags out Spinners catcher Ted Federowicz on an attempted steal during the Aug. 23 game against Lowell. Despite this spectacular play, the Clones lost 2–1. Comment

Family calendar

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

Civic calendar

Event: All the local events you should be going to. Comment

BJ’s on tap for Red Hookers

Red Hook: BJ’s Wholesale will be joining Ikea in Red Hook, where big box development seems all but inevitable. Comments (10)


Art: Citing dangerous mist, the Brooklyn Heights Association is demanding some of the NYC Waterfalls be turned off. Comments (4)

Promenade purse snatch

Brooklyn Heights: It’s Wednesday on, so look for your neighborhood below or start here with all the crime news from Brooklyn Heights’s 84th Precinct. Comments (1)
Dining: Restaurateur Joe Chirico plans on reopening the historic Gage and Tollner chop house somewhere in Brooklyn. Comments (5)
Bay Ridge: An MTA official suggested this week that a paint job won’t be enough to fix three Bay Ridge subway stations. Comments (1)

Fossella trial delayed

Bay Ridge: The drunk-driving trial against outgoing Rep. Vito Fossella has been postponed until October, due to requests from his lawyers to obtain more information about the sobriety test equipment used the night of his arrest in May, the New York Times reported this week. Comment

Not in my front yard!

A Dyker Heights man is demanding that the city not plant a tree in front of his house. Comments (7)

Ikea: It’s a steal

Ikea: It’s a steal

Crime: Police records show that pickpocketers and purse snatchers are on the prowl in Red Hook’s new Ikea. Comment

Chris Owens has some advice for Obama

Convention: In Denver for the Democratic National Convention, Chris Owens, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress two years ago, says he knows what will get Barack Obama elected. Comments (1)

Bogosian in the shadows

Event: Actor and playwright Eric Bogosian will be appearing in Gowanus’s Issue Project Room. Comment

Lutz out for the season

Ups & Downs: As the Cyclones are struggling to stay in the race for a playoff spot, Zach Lutz, one of their key players, remains on the disabled list. Comment
Fort Greene: Rep. Ed Towns revealed a surprising lack of knowledge about foreign affairs, especially developments in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, and little enthusiasm for engagement anywhere in the world. When the discussion turned to domestic issues, he was on firmer ground, touting several bills for which he’s claimed credit over the years. Comments (2)

Mile-high green!

Convention: Our man in Denver finds out how to lower his carbon footprint — before he even takes a step inside the Democratic National Convention Comment

Mike’s Search

The Search: The search leads to an apartment. But what about love? That, friends, is the tougher question. Comments (3)

Downtown is soul-less!

Downtown is soul-less!

Dining: The legendary Harlem fried-chicken-and-waffles joint, Amy Ruth’s, may not open in Downtown as planned, leaving many soul-food-lovers empty-stomached. Comments (1)
Greenpoint: The Beatles of Brooklyn glam rock are facing eviction from their smelly apartment. Man, this ain’t right. Comments (1)

Clones hurl a one hitter!

Cyclones: The Cyclones stormed back from the league All-Star break with a monumental achievement: a one-hitter and an important win. Comment

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