Movin’ on up! Paper office shifts to Metrotech

Downtown: So long, DUMBO. Hello, “Metrotech.” Comments (7)
Digital editions: It’s another great print edition of The Brooklyn Paper. This week, we’re packed with coverage of Atlantic Yards, a new financing plan for Brooklyn Bridge Park, an angry populus as it turns its sights on Wall Street, the possibility of Ringling Brothers coming to Coney, and, of course, coverage of our editor’s bike getting stolen (again!). In addition, there’s full coverage of the ping pong craze in our award-winning GO Brooklyn entertainment section. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Williamsburg: Gardening in North Brooklyn is about to become a form of rebellion. Comments (4)

Ire-land! Brooklyn wants to stick it to the man!

Everyone is angry all over the place. Click below for our coverage of the populist outrage!

Squadron’s ‘Park’ plan

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board is cautiously optimistic about a state Senator’s plan to eliminate housing inside Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (1)

Get jazzed for the Central Brooklyn festival

Music: The hills of Brooklyn will be alive with the sound of music — jazz music — throughout April. Comment

Our cartoonist takes on the MTA!

Cartoon: Cartoonist Cristian Fleming sees only danger ahead for subway and bus riders. Comment
Ping Pong has bounced back. Comments (4)
Park Slope: Internationally renowned architect Enrique Norten is transforming an unassuming Park Slope block with a striking condominium building, but the high-minded design gets only modest marks from people more accustomed to the neighborhood’s normal bricks and brownstone. Comments (6)

Someone stole my bike — again!

Brooklyn Angle: This newspaper’s famously bike-riding editor has had yet another bike stolen — the second time in eight months that his wheels have been swiped. Comments (9)

Bring it!

Bring it!

DUMBO: The Brooklyn Paper has caught March Madness — and given the resurgence of Ping Pong, there was only one cure: An NCAA-style, bracket-enabled, three-round grudge match. Comment

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, our letter writers express their usual outrage over something we did. Comments (1)

Watch Gersh eat his last rice and beans in DUMBO!

DUMBO: As you know, the staff of The Brooklyn Paper will be moving from DUMBO to spiffy new offices in the Metrotech complex next week. All week, Editor Gersh Kuntzman has been gorging on DUMBO’s culinary riches — and inviting viewers along for the juicy ride. In yet another installment in his ongoing series, “The Last Days of DUMBO,” today Gersh enjoys a cilantro-free plate of rice and beans from Los Papi’s. Comment

Gehry says he was ‘misconstrued’ over predicting Yards demise

Atlantic Yards: Starchitect Frank Gehry quickly recanted — sort of — a statement he made earlier in the week that the Atlantic Yards project is dead. Comment

Norse code

Event: One of the few reminders of the bygone days of Norwegian hegemony in Bay Ridge — the annual Miss Norway of Greater New York pageant — returns on April 4. Comment

Arrest in George Weber murder!

Carroll Gardens: Police have arrested a teenage suspect for the vicious murder of WABC newscaster George Weber, whose body contained more than four dozen stab wounds when it was discovered in his Henry Street apartment on Sunday afternoon. Comments (26)
Mean Streets: The people have spoken — and they want two-way streets to fix the mess of Grand Army Plaza and the dangerous “speedways” of Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West. Comments (8)

Last chance to fill in your March Madness bracket!

DUMBO: The Brooklyn Paper’s March Madness Ping Pong Classic is coming up soon, so fill in your bracket today! Read more…
Bloomy in the ’Hood: Yeah, the mayor wanted to talk about water meters (which is fine, we guess), but when you have a press conference at the Brooklyn Brewery, would it kill someone to pour that other important liquid? Comments (2)

Kuntzman’s bike stolen — again!

DUMBO: This newspaper’s famously bike-riding editor has had yet another bike stolen — the second time in eight months that his wheels have been swiped. Comments (11)

Watch Gersh eat his last Jacques Torres cookie!

DUMBO: As you know, the staff of The Brooklyn Paper will be moving from DUMBO to spiffy new offices in the Metrotech complex next week. All week, Editor Gersh Kuntzman has been gorging on DUMBO’s culinary riches — and inviting viewers along for the juicy ride. In yet another installment in his ongoing series, “The Last Days of DUMBO,” Gersh ravages a Jacques Torres chocolate chip cookie. Comments (2)

Sexy Alyssa Milano hits homer with her baseball book — yes, a baseball book

Books: Everyone wants to get to second base with Alyssa Milano, which makes sense because the sexy star loves baseball, too. She’ll be reading from her new baseball book next week in Bay Ridge. Comments (3)

Craigsthief preys on the naive with ‘paid shopper’ ploy

Williamsburg: If a job sounds too good to be true — it probably is, according to cops at Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1)

Checkin’ in with Neal Freeman, the new director of The Gallery Players

Checkin’ in with: “The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension” sits down with the new face of Park Slope’s legendary off- off-Broadway troupe. Comment

Museum fee hike suggestion being followed

Prospect Heights: Art lovers proved to be largely untroubled by the Brooklyn Museum’s surprise hike in the institution’s “suggested donation” on Saturday from $8 to $10. Comments (2)

Sour ‘Chef’ may turn ‘Sweet’

Dining: It could be a sweet ending to a sour story as Sweet Melissa considers a move into the former Busy Chef space on Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (1)

Hepcat is building up some resentment

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it’s Smartmom day on This week, Smartmom calls in a handyman when Hepcat could have easily done the work himself. Comments (2)
Red Hook: The homeless, floating symbol of Red Hook’s once-thriving maritime past, the tanker Mary Whalen, will get a permanent home near the neighborhood’s container port and cruise ship terminal, city officials revealed last week. Comments (1)

An out of this world party on Yuri’s night

Event: Space nerds prepare for Brooklyn’s night of a hundred billion stars. Comment

Results of the Greenpoint Mac Off — with video!

Greenpoint: Our intrepid and mac-and-cheese-loving editor, Gersh Kuntzman, “covered” Sunday’s Greenpoint Mac Off, that annual walking tour of the neighborhood’s best macaroni-and-cheese entrees. Comments (2)
Bridge ‘Park’: State Sen. Daniel Squadron unveiled a radical new proposal for the underfunded Brooklyn Bridge Park development that would eliminate hundreds of planned condos from the park and, instead, use property taxes from nearby landowners to pay for the controversial park project’s upkeep — but several critics immediately punched holes in the plan. Comments (16)

George Weber, radio newsman, found dead in apartment

Carroll Gardens: A well-liked radio newscaster is found fatally stabbed in his Carroll Gardens apartment. Comments (3)

Here’s the pitch — O’Malley still out at home

Brooklyn Heights: Baseball fans willfully tore open the deepest wound in sports history by sitting there on Saturday to hear Peter O’Malley, the son of the hated Walter O’Malley, defend his dad. Comments (4)

Don’t forget to fill in your March Madness bracket!

DUMBO: Just two more days to fill in your Brooklyn Paper Ping Pong Classic bracket! Read more…

Subway suicide at Borough Hall

Brooklyn Heights: A man jumped to his death from the Manhattan-bound 4 train platform just after noon on Monday at the Borough Hall, tying up subway service for about 90 minutes, authorities said. Comments (18)
Bay Ridge: The Brooklyn Public Library is closing the book on Bay Ridge readers, shuttering the neighborhood’s second branch library for renovations even before repairs to the first one are finished. Comments (8)

DiBrienza to city: investigate me

Kensington: Embattled former councilman Steve DiBrienza asked the city to release information about his neighborhood non-profit group in the wake of reports in The Brooklyn Paper and the New York Post about the group’s alleged misuse of taxpayer money. Comments (2)
Election: A Brooklyn political club has moved the location of its scheduled forum so that Jewish candidate Isaac Abraham can attend. Comments (22)

Memorial service set for beloved blogger Guskind

Friends and family of late blogger Robert Guskind have announced a memorial service for April 4. Comments (20)
Prospect Heights: Art lovers who head to the Brooklyn Museum tomorrow will get a surprise: the institution’s “suggested donation” will rise on Saturday from $8 to $10. Comments (5)
DUMBO: A huge trove of documents just released by the School Construction Authority bolsters the case of opponents of David and Jed Walentas’s Dock Street project that the city has not acted in a fully transparent manner. Comments (29)

Smash or Trash!

Smash or Trash: Sarah Lentz asks the “Smash or Trash” team to review her song. How did it turn out? Not so well! Comments (1)
Park Slope: A business group wants to make Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope more friendly — and it’s even lined up a few bucks to study the problem. Good luck with that. Comments (4)

Watch Gersh eat his last Cuban!

DUMBO: As you know, the staff of The Brooklyn Paper will be moving to offices in the Metrotech complex next week. As such, Editor Gersh Kuntzman begins a new feature, a daily tribute to the things he loves about DUMBO. Today’s entry: the Cuban at Pedro’s. Comments (5)
Coney Island: The world-famous Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Barnum circus will deliver a shot in the arm to the flagging “People’s Playground” by setting up its big top in Coney Island this summer, two sources told The Brooklyn Paper last Thursday. Comments (4)

U.S. officials hail Iraqis

Senior military officials congratulated the Iraqi people for holding provincial elections, praising the Iraqi and U.S. forces that helped make the elections safe. Comment

Homecoming: U.S. troops welcomed back

More than 100 volunteers and Patriot Guard Riders from the 120th Public Affairs Detachment participated in homecoming ceremonies for Air and Army National Guard units at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis by walking the perimeter of the field and carrying US flags before standing guard as more than 3,100 Indiana soldiers and airmen marched in review. Comment

BPL to readers: ‘Don’t be shellfish, donate money’

Usually, the Brooklyn Public Library doesn’t ask you to dig into your own pockets unless you’re a few days late returning Huckleberry Finn or the latest from Stephen King. Comment

Community Board 10 debuts inside 5th Ave. space

After years of planning, Community Board 10 is finally settled into its new, modern office. Comment

A cry for help!

Lost jobs and the need for health insurance dominated a telephone town hall on the economic stimulus package conducted recently by a local representative. Comment

A tree grows in Brooklyn...hold on!

A plan to plant a million trees is being met with opposition from homeowners not in the loop on where they are planted. Comment

Predatory lenders on the prowl, District Attorney says

Residents spotting well-dressed people walking around their neighborhood and asking questions about their homes should be on guard that they could be predatory lenders. Comment

Cherry Hill: we didn’t know Lundy’s was landmarked

The team behind the Cherry Hill Gourmet Restaurant and Market to open in Lundy’s has finally revealed why it ripped up part of the historic building’s exterior – it didn’t know the building was landmarked. Comment

Not without a fight, guv
Educators, parents, kids fight to spare $2.5 Billion cuts to schools

Thousands of teachers and students flooded City Hall to send a clear message to city and state politicians — do not cut funding for public schools. Comment

Start smiling, St. Pat’s Day Parade is coming

Irish eyes will be smiling in Brooklyn, later this month, as those who can trace their roots back to the Emerald Isle, as well as those who wish they could, take to the streets to mark St. Patrick’s Day. Comment

Swimmers trained here for Strait of Magellan challenge
Local waters served as prime training grounds for 2.4 mile open water swim

At the edge of the icy water where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans converge, two intrepid swimmers had thoughts of Brooklyn on their mind. Comment

Teen dies after scuffle

The gathering at Bartel Pritchard Square said it all: teens with sullen stares and tear-stained faces delicately laying roses over pictures of a smiling 17-year-old palling around with his friends. Comment

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