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Hot under the collar!

Hot under the collar!

Williamsburg: This Williamsburg lingerie store owner is sorry to say that she opposes the annual “Williamsburg Walks” car-free Bedford Avenue plan. Comments (23)

Marty’s borough haul continues

Politics: Not-for-profits controlled and created by Borough President Markowitz continue to rake in donations from companies that have benefitted from his support of controversial projects like Atlantic Yards and the cruise ship terminal in Red Hook. Comments (4)
Mean Streets: The wheels are in motion for a revolutionary, two-way bike lane along Prospect Park West that would not only aid cyclists but, supporters say, would also calm the southbound speedway. Comments (26)
Dining: Fast food chain Arby’s plans to open a roast-beef emporium on the Fulton Mall in the landmark former Gage and Tollner restaurant site moved ahead on Wednesday night. Comment

Flea bitten

Flea bitten

Shopping: Brooklyn has become flea-ridden — and shoppers have got the itch. Comments (5)

The Brooklyn Paper mailbag

Letters: This week, a letter about “gay” pizza night and one about charter schools — plus more comments from our online readers. Comments (1)

The Nerve! Avant garde troupe sets up shop in Park Slope.

Theater: Meet Park Slope newest residents: a cutting-edge theater troupe that will call the neighborhood home. Comments (1)

Checkin’ in with … a woman who has never had an orgasm

Checkin’ in with: Our reporter interviews Mara Altman, author of a new book about her inability to reach certain heights. Comments (4)

Park Slope to MTA: Unseal our long-lost subway entrances

Park Slope: On Flatbush Avenue, the stairway to heaven might actually lead underground. Comments (4)

Green light! Photo legend Duggal has new bright idea

Baldev Duggal made his name in photo processessing, but now he’s tackling something bigger: saving the planet one street light at a time. Comments (1)

He’s an animal

Williamsburg: This is not District Attorney Charles Hynes — but it is one of his honorees! Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: Mayor Bloomberg last night trashed a federal proposal to dub the toxic Gowanus Canal a “Superfund site,” saying that such a designation would stifle private investment near the waterway and impede the city’s own environmental remediation. Comments (13)

Is this a symbol of hate?

Carroll Gardens: Cops say no — the swastikas in Carroll Park are just graffiti. Comments (5)
Mean Streets: A city plan to bar cars from driving out of Prospect Park at two key exits has excited cyclists and walkers — and infuriated a neighborhood group that has long clashed with the city over automotive traffic in the landmarked greenspace. Comments (7)

Williamsburg and Greenpoint downzoning moves forward

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Greenpoint and Williamsburg are about the get shorter. Comments (1)

Where are they now — on gay marriage?

Vox Pop: Gay marriage is in the news again. So where does your elected official stand? Comments (4)
Brooklyn Heights: Everyone hates the parking meters on Montague Street — but what if they were covered in bright, hand-knitted sleeves that look like the socks grandma used to make? Comment

Losing his composure!

Man writes symphony. Brooklyn Philharmonic ‘butchers’ it. That’s going to be one heck of a lawsuit! Comments (2)

Jay-Z’s truck never gets out of park

Shopping: Looks like Jay-Z’s Rocawear tractor-trailer ran out of gas. Comment

Cock a doodle…Windsor Terrace?

Windsor Terrace: The rooster of Windsor Terrace has been saved! Comment
Nightlife: The legendary bar impresario who turned a subway sub-basement into the hottest watering post in the city has finally opened a Brooklyn tavern. Comment

Smartmom pining for a foreign affair

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it’s Smartmom day on This week, Smartmom bemoans how little foreign travel her kids have done and realizes who’s to blame: she is. It’s not just the economy, stupid! Comments (4)
Art: The theme of the Micro Museum’s newest exhibit, “DNA ’r Us,” is genes. But don’t come expecting to learn about biology when the show opens on April 25. Comment
Bay Ridge: Disgraced former Rep. Vito Fossella has abandoned his appeal of last year’s drunk-driving conviction in a Virginia court and will likely begin a five-day sentence behind bars this weekend. Comment

Ping pong madness — an exclusive podcast!

DUMBO: On the eve of The Brooklyn Paper’s all-out ping pong grudge match with the staff of the Water Street Restaurant and Lounge on Thursday, April 16 in DUMBO, here’s some exclusive video that really shows what the restaurant is in for. As we say in our Metrotech newsroom, bring it, suckers! Comment

Poster Boy sells out in Bushwick

Art: The borough’s most sensational anti-advertising activist has sold out! Comments (2)

Sacre bleu! Patois, Smith Street pioneer, goes to Gaphattan!

Dining: The restaurant that started it all on Smith Street just kissed Brooklyn goodbye. Comments (7)

Red Hook vendors will be back, baby!

Red Hook: The beloved food vendors in Red Hook Park, who are in the midst of building a gustatory empire across the borough, will be back where it all began on May 2. Comments (2)

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Saturday and Sunday

Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (1)

The Suckers get the “Smash or Trash” treatment

Smash or Trash: The Suckers wanted The Brooklyn Paper’s “Smash or Trash” team to review their new single before their April 23 show at Glasslands. We’re happy to oblige, though we doubt the band will agree with our conclusions. Comments (2)

Just too big for a school-Critics oppose P.S. 133 growth

City officials say a new building for P.S. 133 means state-of-the-art facilities, but Boerum Hill residents say it means rats, traffic, shadows and damage to homes. Comment

City agencies get behind religious bonfires

In Orthodox Jewish sections of Brooklyn, an ancient and potentially dangerous Passover tradition will continue next Wednesday with the “blessing” of city agencies. Comment

Dripping away: Brooklyn cruise ships on the decline too

Smooth sailing may not be in store for Red Hook’s cruise terminal, this newspaper has learned. Comment

Hefty tax bill for Tish

Perhaps money from cash-strapped City Council member Letitia “Tish” James’ first political fundraiser of the primary season should go toward paying her city taxes. Comment

Albany fundraisers raise eyebrows

With the annual state budget due April 1, the month of March is one of the busiest for Albany lawmakers, but that didn’t stop Flatbush State Sen. Eric Adams from holding a fundraiser. Comment

In search of federal stimulus
Brooklyn officials chase down their slice of the big pie

From the Brooklyn Bridge to Grand Army Plaza to the Coney Island Boardwalk, it is raining federal stimulus money in the borough. Comment

gifted and angry-Parents decry new school

School District 20 will welcome a new middle school after all – but it’s not the one a local parents’ group wants. Comment

Bloomberg opens new campaign offices here

No one draws a crowd like Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Comment

Nelson holds sway over CB13; Brighton plan rejected

City Councilmember Mike Nelson convinced Community Board 13 to reject the Brighton Beach rezoning plan it once lobbied for – pushing instead for a plan that could turn the bungalow district into a firetrap. Comment

Angry Golden decries ‘Drug Dealers Protection Act’

Changes to the state’s Rockefeller Drug Laws are shaking up more people than rock n’ roll ever did. Comment

Four-star salute to outstanding class of Brooklyn women
State Senator Marty Golden recognizes the accomplishments of grassroots leaders

Five local women were hailed for their “outstanding” service to Brooklyn during an awards ceremony presented by State Senator Marty Golden. Comment

City to count every last drop of H2O

By 2011, water bills for homes and businesses in New York City will be tabulated using automated water meters, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last Tuesday at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Brewery. Comment

Ribbon cut on CNG offices

Community Newspaper Group — a News Corporation company — made its debut at One MetroTech Center North with a grand opening attended by an elite roster of area dignitaries, industry officials and representatives of local institutions, who helped welcome the ever-expanding newspaper and publications conglomerate to the borough’s commercial epicenter. Comment

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