Thursday, July 2, 2009

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Mean Streets: Everyone on Fifth Avenue agrees that the struggle among cars, trucks, buses, bikes and pedestrians is ridiculous — but over the weekend, it again turned deadly. Comments (22)
Cyclones: Of course he was safe! The Cyclones are on a 10–2 tear! Comment
Mean Streets: The traffic circle at the southeast corner of Prospect Park is such a mess that the neighborhood group most known for its disapproval of the Department of Transportation has joined forces with the hated agency in support of a plan to lessen traffic, ease pedestrian crossing, and improve safety for bicyclists and horses. Comments (3)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The Gowanus Canal is in an unusual position of having two governments bitterly fighting for the right to clean the horribly toxic waterway — and both Mayor Bloomberg and the federal Environmental Protection Agency are upping the rhetoric with less than a week left in the public debate. Comments (4)

Save the food vendors!

Editorial: Our editorial board believes that licensed street food vendors are a valuable part of our urban life. Comments (8)

Web readers ask: What’s so bad about street food vendors

Letters: Our online story about a Bay Ridge group’s efforts to ban food vending (“Sh-WAR-ma! Ridge group seeks city ban on food vendors,” June 26) received an astounding number of comments. Here’s a fair synopsis. Comment
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension raves about Yinka Shonibare. Comment

It’s tee time for Dyker Beach course!

Fitness: It’s a hole in one for Brooklynites this summer! Comment

One wrench in Ratner’s plans

Atlantic Yards: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming offers his take on the latest Atlantic Yards court battle. Comments (2)

It’s giglio time in Williamsburg!

Event: Music will fill the air. Kids will fill the rides. Canolis will fill the mouths. And, most important, an 80-foot-tall, three-ton statue will rise above it all. Comment

Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black at the Bell House!

Nightlife: On July 15, Gowanus will be Brooklyn’s comedy central. Comment

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

State’s highest court sees some ‘appeal’ in Yards eminent domain case

Atlantic Yards: In a twist that could be disastrous for Bruce Ratner, New York’s highest court surprised many and agreed to hear an appeal that the state has illegally used its power of eminent domain to spearhead the embattled $4.9-billion Atlantic Yards project. Comments (11)

Nurses: Give us more nurses!

Fort Greene: Nurses at Brooklyn Hospital took to the street on Wednesday morning to demand a larger nursing staff and an increase in the Fort Greene medical center’s “terrible” nurse-to-patient ratio. Comment

July 4 will be America’s darkest day

Brooklyn Angle: Our columnist predicts that Takeru Kobayashi will triumph at Saturday’s hot dog-eating contest in Coney Island. Comments (4)
Fort Greene: Get ready to start rocking around the clock tower. Comments (6)
Nightlife: The hippest, most happening bowling alley ever is about to open. Comment

Bar Reis goes into the sandwich business

Dining: Just what you want: tapas sandwiches! Comments (1)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fee sting! This DUMBO cash machine charges $3.99!

DUMBO: Talk about soaking the tourists! Comments (4)

Marty likes Bill and David — two borough pols — for higher office

Politicrasher: Surprise, surprise: Borough President Markowitz has endorsed the only Brooklynites in the races for public advocate and comptroller. Comment
Bushwick: Everyone knows that Bushwick has arrived — but will the shoppers follow? Comments (11)

Let’s be frank: No one sings of hot dogs and buns like Amos!

Event: The eyes of the world will be on Coney Island again on Saturday, when two-time world hot-dog-eating champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut faces off against Takeru Kobayashi, the six-time champion who redefined competitive eating greatness before Chestnut dethroned him in 2007. Comment
Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Smartmom day at This week, Smartmom remembers the father she lost last year. Comment

Monday, June 29, 2009

These are R(epulsive) and N(asty) trains

Transit: Now we know what the “R” and the “N” stands for in the names of two of Brooklyn’s key subway lines: “Rancid” and “Nasty.” Comments (5)
Greenpoint: A proposal to sell the naming rights of the someday-to-reopen McCarren Park Pool has put a long-deceased state Senator in the fight of his afterlife. Comments (2)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The proposed Sponge Park along the banks of the fetid Gowanus Canal is finally living up to its name in one way: it’s soaking up federal money. Comments (3)

Carroll Gardens gets in the (re)zone

Carroll Gardens: The rush to restrict building heights on 86 blocks of Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Street Waterfront District moved forward last week when the Community Board 6 Land Use Committee approved height limits on new construction in the historic brownstone neighborhoods. Comment

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sh-WAR-ma! Ridge group seeks city ban on food vendors

Dining: Bay Ridge’s community board is pushing the city to ban street food carts from several commercial strips. Food vendor fans are crying foul. Comments (17)

Our most-shocking (Gowanus) podcast ever!

Art: Meet a woman artist who uses one of the most disgusting places in the city as her muse — in this exclusive video! Comment

Money train derailed for DiBrienza

Windsor Terrace: The city’s yearly cash stream to a former Councilman Steve DiBrienza’s not-for-profit — a flow of money that became such a political liability that he was forced to drop out of the race for his old seat — has been plugged. Comment
Politics: And you said there was no Brooklyn angle on the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson! Comments (5)

Pools out for summer!

The public pools are finally open. Whew. Just in time for more rain! Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: Once again, the invaluable Brooklyn Paper is back with some tips for a great weekend. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comments (2)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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