Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009

Page 1: Here it is, folks, yet another collector’s edition of The Brooklyn Paper. But who wants to hunt around for our print edition? Why not click the link above and download our entire issue — all the pictures, calendars, charts, articles, features and tidbits that you love — onto your computer screen? It’s like the 1990s — only much cooler! Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Con Ed is sticking it to the little guy!

Red Hook: He may have been the victim of a crime, but Tommy Safian is the who is paying the penalty. Comments (8)
Election: Chapter three of our week-long series of candidates’ debate — a fight to be city comptroller — will air tonight at 9 pm on the BCAT TV Network. Comments (1)

And down the stretch they come! But will the Clones lead hold up?

Cyclones: The Mets’ owners sent a message to the Cyclones this week: championship or bust. And they’ve brought down some ringers to make sure it happens. Comment

Super Mario stumps for tall Bill

Election: Former Gov. Mario Cuomo, a giant in the Democratic party, on Wednesday endorsed Councilman Bill DeBlasio (D–Park Slope), a life-sized giant, in his bruising race for public advocate. Comment
Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper’s editorial board thinks there are better ways to spend $20 million in federal stimulus money than to prop up a failed shopping mall in Downtown. Comments (5)

GOP candidate has a criminal past — and present, say cops

Election: One Republican City Council candidate is not running on his record — his criminal record, that is. Comments (9)

Proxy battle in 34th District as Reyna fights Vito’s ghost over B’way Triangle

Election: The incumbent, a former protege of Democratic Party boss Vito Lopez, is making the Broadway Triangle rezoning a big issue in her race for re-election — even though the project is in the next district. Comments (6)

And from the mailbag...

Letters: A reader criticizes our story about how state Sen. Eric Adams said he would have arrested Henry Louis Gates in his home. Apparently, we’re anti-Obama. Who knew? Other letters are about airplane noise, movie filming and why Bob Zuckerman and Josh Skaller would be great members of the City Council (guess who wrote those letters!). Comment

The giants of soul will be at The Bell House

Music: The Brooklyn Soul Festival starts on Aug. 28 at the Gowanus music venue. Comment

‘Wett’ your appetite in Fort Greene

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The best thing we ate this week was some Ethiopian chicken stew at Bati Comments (2)
Gowanus: Here’s GO Brooklyn’s exclusive first look at Brooklyn Boulders, the new climbing gym on Third Avenue in Gowanus. Comment
Fort Greene: Fort Greene Park is poised to get some real green from Congress — but even before the $300,000 federal grant is approved, everyone wants a piece of that pork-filled pie. Comment

Cartoonist shines a light on lamps

Cartoon: Our cartoonist Cristian Fleming is not a big fan of the antique lights in Brooklyn Heights. Comments (2)
Dining: Kevin’s restaurant in Red Hook is having its first anniversary, but customers will get a nice gift: an all-you-can-eat, completely affordable clambake. Comment
Shopping: A new grocery store is usually not big news, but in Clinton Hill, where residents have long complained of limited access to fresh produce, the opening of Fresh Fanatic earns headlines. Comments (13)

Kenny Vance to play Brooklyn next month!

Music: The Dylan of Doo-Wop is back where it all started. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009


Our 39th District debate is online — now!

Election: Who needs Tivo? The Brooklyn Paper and Brooklyn Independent Television’s exciting debate featuring the five men who hope to succeed Bill DeBlasio can be viewed just by clicking here. Comments (2)

Your land is their land

Your land is their land

Meet two farmhands who want to change Brooklyn forever — by farming its backyards. Comments (10)
Brooklyn Heights: A $2.7-million plan to install antique-looking lampposts will bring light to Brooklyn Heights — but it ain’t light on the wallet. Comments (8)
Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park is finally being built. Comments (8)

It’s a wine-lose situation at Amin Indian — again!

Fort Greene: Thieves burglarize a humble Indian restaurant — and clean out the wine cellar. This is just wrong, people. Wrong. Comment

And baby makes four! Candidate Skaller has a new constituent to feed

Park Slope: In the heat of the campaign to succeed City Councilman Bill DeBlasio, candidate Josh Skaller’s wife Kelly gave birth to the couple’s second child, a daughter named Selah, at New York Methodist Hospital on Aug. 7. Comment

All-Star game is a no-Cyclone contest

Cyclones: All six Cyclone all-stars played in Tuesday night’s midsummer classic, but none made an impact in the National League-affilated teams’ loss. Comment
Coney Island: History Project guy is now offering a free audio walking tour of the area’s frolicksome past. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009

Downtown plan: A comatose Downtown development got the breath of life last week, in the form of a $20 million in tax-exempt federal stimulus bonds to jumpstart the stalled plan to construct housing, retail space, and offices at Albee Square. Comments (4)

Watch our 33rd district debate now — or whenever! It’s online all the time!

Election: There’s no need for Tivo! You can watch candidates for the 33rd Council District — currently occupied by David Yassky — debate right here, right now! Comments (4)
Election: Chapter two of our week-long series of candidates’ debate — a fight for the 39th district seat — continues tonight at 9 pm on the BCAT TV Network. Comments (4)
Cyclones: He pitched all of 13 innings as a Brooklyn Dodger, but Tommy Lasorda is now enshrined with the great Bums of the golden age. Comments (2)

Ridge locals collecting cash, stuff for fire victims

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge residents are banding together to help victims of a devastating July 30 fire that injured 28 people and left dozens homeless. Comment

This was a mean mugging

Park Slope: This week’s blotter opens with a particularly harsh mugging. Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Catch Mugison at Pete’s Candy Store tonight

Smash or Trash: The Icelandic rocker is doing all five boroughs in one day — and Brooklyn is his last stop. Comment

Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

Election: Set your Tivo! Our candidates’ forums begin tonight at 9 pm on the BCAT TV Network. Comments (4)
Election: One candidate announced in advance that he’d show up this morning — the other just showed up. Isn’t this subway system big enough for the both of them? Comment

One dimensional! Kent Avenue will no longer go both ways by the end of this week

Mean Streets: Kent Avenue was set to become a one-way street with a protected two-way bike lane by the end of this week, marking the official end of a botched roadway redesign that pitted cyclists against motorists in a fight for hegemony over the key link between Greenpoint and Downtown. Comments (25)

School gets in the way of OSFO’s summer reading fun

Smartmom: Smartmom’s daughter loves to read — but not the books on her schools “required” summer reading list. Uh-oh. Comments (7)

Two out of three ain’t bad

Cyclones: How was your weekend? The Cyclones had a good one at home against the Oneonta Tigers. Comment

Friday, Aug. 14, 2009


Frank talk about Joe Sitt’s Coney Island plan

Rhythm & News: The Bard of Bushwick is angry — or at least as angry as a folk singer can get! Comments (3)

Heyer: Fight MTA booth closings on Monday

Election: City Council candidate John Heyer has found an issue that he hopes to ride all the way to office. Comments (9)

Here’s how to watch our TV debates!

Election: It ain’t Lincoln vs. Douglas, but our television debates — a collaboration with Brooklyn Independent Television — are a great way to make an informed decision this election season. Comments (3)

Make a ‘hajj’ to Brooklyn next weekend!

Shopping: Even the most intrepid Brooklynite can feel that he hasn’t fully experienced the cultural riches of our beloved borough. Comments (1)

A big win for the Cyclones

Cyclones: A come-from-behind victory to take two of three from the league-leading Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

Car and biker

Windsor Terrace: The only reported crimes in Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct involved wheels. Comment

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