Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008

Page 1: Yet another reason to give thanks! Your Brooklyn Paper print edition is online a day early! Enjoy it over and over again this holiday weekend! And, as always, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Holiday hero! Slope restaurateur is giving money away

Park Slope: The nation’s financial behemoths and auto giants reacted to the financial downturn by asking for more money; Robert Amato of Park Slope’s Tempo restaurant is asking for less. Comment
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Bridge ‘Park’: The builders of the Brooklyn Bridge Park development are already two months behind on a new construction schedule that is only three months old! Comments (2)
Music: The term “the new Dylan” gets thrown around a lot, sometimes with success (Bruce Springsteen, Bright Eyes), other times prematurely (Jakob Dylan) — but, heck, let’s do it again: Frank Hoier is the new Dylan. Comment
Mean Streets: Opposition to newly painted bike lanes on Kent Avenue is so strong in Williamsburg’s Hasidic community that one Orthodox leader vows that the faithful will block traffic if the city does not remove the cycling routes. Comments (38)
Downtown plan: The Swedish cheap-chic clothing store H&M will come to Fulton Mall next year, making it one of the first tenants in a giant glass-walled mall at Bridge Street. Comments (3)

Billyburg beantown

Billyburg beantown

Shopping: Some like it hot, but here in Williamsburg, most like it dark. Comment

City opens checkbook for Coney

Coney Island: The city has budgeted $200 million in taxpayer money to buy privately held land and make other improvements in Coney Island as part of its turnaround plan for down-on-its-luck neighborhood. Comments (2)

Sex film

Cinema: If you don’t attend a night of short films at a Williamsburg gallery next week, then you might be looking for love (and lust) in all the wrong places. Comments (4)


Park Slope: The postal service says it will deliver mail come rain, sleet or snow — but city marshals, well, that’s another thing. Comment

Agit prop

Waiting in the Wings: A Manhattan-based troupe prepares its big play on Brooklyn gentrication. Comment
Theater: No, the two men running around the stage wearing dresses and cursing about a son on parole or the filthy language of Christmas carols aren’t part of a ribald holiday drag show at the Gallery Players; they’re bringing to life all 22 characters in “A Tuna Christmas.” Comment

Short stuff

Cinema: Short films are getting their moment in the spotlight in two different mini-festivals next week. Comment
Fashion: When Barack and Michelle Obama move into the White House, some people will be watching more than just how the First Couple solves the financial crisis. Comments (1)
Clinton Hill: The worst may be over for merchants along Fulton Street in Clinton Hill after suffering through years of roadwork that turned the commercial corridor into a retail graveyard. Comment

Big brother is back!

Big brother is back!

DUMBO: They’re always watching. Comment

Opera chef: Basta!

Bay Ridge: The aria-loving owner of Dyker Heights’ da Tommaso restaurant sang a different tune in a Brooklyn federal court this month, amid charges that he stiffed his own workers. Comment

These MTA cuts will slice and dice Brooklyn

Letters: Once again, our readers respond to our reports. Comments (1)

Family calendar

Parenting: This week’s fun things to do with your kids. Comment

Civic calendar

All the community meetings you should be going to. Comment
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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008

And baby makes three!

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards opponent Daniel Goldstein and his wife did what megadeveloper Bruce Ratner has failed to do: they brought life to the Atlantic Yards footprint. Comments (21)

Shucks! Raw bar goes bad

Shucks! Raw bar goes bad

Carroll Gardens: The city quietly revoked permits for a controversial oyster bar on Hoyt Street in Carroll Gardens, ending a months-long fight between prolific restaurateur Jim Mamary and neighbors who sought to keep their block dry. Comment

City sinks academic wet dream

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge educator wants to build a floating science lab in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge — but the city says his dream is dead in the water. Comments (6)

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

Thinking things through on Thanksgiving

Smartmom: Usually, Tuesday is Smartmom Day at, but it’s a short week, what with Thanksgiving and all, so we wanted you to start enjoying this week’s column a day early. Happy Thanksgiving! Comments (1)
Transit: Getting around Brooklyn — especially for residents of Williamsburg, Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst — will get a lot harder under proposed cuts by the MTA. Comments (4)

Brooklyn’s Thanksgiving heroes!

Brooklyn’s Thanksgiving heroes!

Dining: Brooklyn has many heroes. But on Thanksgiving, these are the giants. Comment

The bard of Bushwick


The bard of Bushwick

Music: Folkie-country-bluesman Frank Hoier, the bard of Bushwick, stopped by our DUMBO offices to sing his big hit, “Jesus Don’t Give Tax Breaks to the Rich,” as an exclusive to readers. Hoier will be at Union Pool in Williamsburg on Dec. 7, but until then, enjoy his big number. Comments (5)

Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

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

City halts House of D reopening!

Downtown: The city has halted its controversial plan to reopen and expand the Brooklyn House of Detention, saying it wants to work out a deal with neighborhood opponents who want the Atlantic Avenue jail dismantled. Comment

Heights Gristedes reopens

Heights Gristedes reopens

Shopping: Shoppers in the northern part of Brooklyn Heights once again have a grocery store, thanks to the reopening last Friday of a completely overhauled Gristedes supermarket, a store that had been gutted by a fire in April. Comments (1)
Dining: The grand opening of Morton’s the Steakhouse last Thursday night was a venerable who’s who of Brooklyn royalty — and even Mayor Bloomberg made a rare appearance in the borough, acknowledging that it would be a mis-steak not to “meat” the new neighbors. Comment
Art: What is the difference between museum-quality art and a quality art book? Comment

Embattled bar owner resigns from cop panel

Bay Ridge: The owner of an embattled Bay Ridge bar has stepped down from a community police group at the urging of NYPD brass. Comments (6)

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