Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008

Page 1: We know you love the feel of The Brooklyn Paper in print, but our Web version of Brooklyn’s real newspaper is a juggernaut. This week, we’ve got stories on some un-American judges, Mayor Bloomberg’s begrudging support for embattled ally Marty Markowitz, and coverage of a city push to “save” Coney Island. And, of course, this issue has all the features you expect: comprehensive calendars and listings, news you can use and our award-winning editorial cartoonist, Cristian Fleming. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

City buys a key Coney parcel

City buys a key Coney parcel

Coney Island: The city won a key battle in the block-by-block war for the future of Coney Island by buying a parcel of land once coveted by Mayor Bloomberg’s bitter rival. Comments (2)

Bloomy’s Coney baloney

Editorial: Our editorial board says that Mayor Bloomberg’s scheme to rezone Coney Island is actually an end run around the community. Comments (14)

Vegetarianism is dead — long live meat!

Dining: Even the organizer of next week’s Brooklyn vegetarian restaurant week admits that vegan and vegetarian cuisine is going the way of the dodo bird (which, apparently tasted good). Comments (18)
Brooklyn Heights: Not only have State Supreme Court judges commandeered a part of Columbus Park to leave their cars during the day — but 93 percent of the cars are foreign-made! Comments (13)

All drawn out

Cartoon: This week, our award-winning cartoonist Cristian Fleming looks at Mayor Bloomberg’s bid to extend his term. Comment
Politics: The city is being torn to shreds in the debate over term limits, and Councilman David Yassky is nowhere to be found on the issue. Comments (4)

What’s with crime going up in F’Greene and C’Hill?

Clinton Hill: Property crime is way up this year in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill — fueling new worries that the tanking economy and rapid gentrification are creating a perfect storm for crooks. Comments (1)

Wilco’s ‘Golden’ boy

Wilco’s ‘Golden’ boy

Music: Playing in a successful rock band can be a double-edged sword — just ask Mikael Jorgensen. The Fort Greene musician is the keyboardist for legendary Chicago group Wilco — but as he leads a band of his own and prepares to release the group’s solo album, he’s finding that notoriety is both a blessing and a burden. Comment

Our readers speak: The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: Our mailbag is full again — and features missives about term limits, the fight to fix the Gowanus Canal and how one man is certainly not shedding any tears for the just-closed Starbucks in Bay Ridge. Comment

Who owns the flag?

Who owns the flag?

Park Slope: Why are these kids jumping all over the flag? Relax, it’s for Obama! Comments (1)

Cuts for kids

Cuts for kids

Spa: During these tumultuous economic times, many adults try to pamper away their stress. But do kids need the same treatment? Comments (2)
Dining: Park Slopers who are still bemoaning the loss of the Tea Lounge will be able to satisfy a different craving when the beloved Vietnamese sandwich shop Hanco’s opens in the Seventh Avenue space. Comment

Your Halloween calendar

Event: The spookiest time of the year is upon us again, and before you know it the streets of Brooklyn will be crawling with little ghouls and goblins threatening tricks and demanding treats! If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the traditional house-to-house routine, here are loads of great activities, parades, festivals and concerts. With so much to do, this year’s Halloween could turn into a fortnight festival of fright — so here’s GO Brooklyn’s definitive clip-and-save calendar. Comment

Our exclusive family calendar

Parenting: Here it is: All the fun you could be having with you and your kids. Comment

Get your Gersh on

Our editor is on BCAT again. Woo-freakin-hoo. Comment

Civic calendar

All the community meetings you should be going to. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

Bloomy in the ’Hood: Mayor Bloomberg offered only lukewarm support on Tuesday for his embattled ally Borough President Markowitz, who’s come under intense ethical scrutiny since The Brooklyn Paper reported last month that his private charity has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Bruce Ratner, the Atlantic Yards developer who has enjoyed strong support from Markowitz. Comments (3)
Cobble Hill: Politicians, medical staff and community residents rallied to support Long Island College Hospital on Tuesday, but their ongoing struggle shows no sign of bearing fruit as the hospital’s parent company remains intent on closing the maternity, pediatrics and dentistry departments. Comment

Parking? Lots! More nabes follow alternate-side trend

Fort Greene: Street cleaning schedules in a swath of Boerum Hill, Downtown, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill will change drastically after a key neighborhood panel voted to approve a city proposal to cut the hours by half. Comments (1)
Cinema: Film crews use Brooklyn as a backdrop for everything from detergent commercials to Hollywood blockbusters — but when the director calls “cut,” our borough is left holding the bag in the form of tons of needless waste. Comments (1)

Like he likes it

Theater: All the world is a mall in the new musical at Gallery Players in Park Slope. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008

BAM! New theater on the map

BAM! New theater on the map

BAM District: They say the neon lights are bright in Fort Greene, thanks to the arrival of an acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company to the brownstone neighborhood. Comments (2)

‘College’ education

‘College’ education

Dining: The New College Restaurant looks like it’s been taking finishing classes. It’s now a hipster hot spot called “South Slope.” Comment

Prospect Park no longer goes to the dogs

Park Slope: New “No dogs” signs in Prospect Park have unleashed a fury from dog owners who say park officials are arbitrarily enforcing regulations and unfairly targeting their four-legged friends. Comments (12)

Smartmom has no kids to drop off

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it’s Smartmom day on This week, Smartmom gets a bit sad to walk past PS 321 and know that she no longer has a kid at that school. Comment

Monday, Oct. 13, 2008


Brooklyn wins at Burger Bash!

Awesome: Our burgermeister Gersh Kuntzman brings you to the Burger Bash in this exclusive video. Comment

A must ‘Watch’!

A must ‘Watch’!

Awesome: Our reviewer raves about “Black Watch,” the searing anti-war show at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO. Comment

Friday, Oct. 10, 2008

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some nice tips for this weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

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