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Thursday, March 4, 2010

This is one jam-packed issue!

Page 1: There is so much news in this week’s print edition of The Brooklyn Paper that we recommend that you stop reading this teaser paragraph and click on the link above. Yes, that’s right, you’re just a few mouse moves away from downloading our entire print edition — which doesn’t even hit the stands until Friday. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn!

Editorial: It’s Obama’s river now

Cleaning Our Waterways: Superfund designation is a good development for the Gowanus — but it’s also fraught with problems. Comments (11)

The Gowanus stinks — for Toll Brothers

Gowanus: Our cartoonist has a different take on the EPA’s Gowanus Canal Superfund designation. Comment

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

McMahon in the middle

McMahon on Line 1: Bay Ridge’s freshman congressman is named the “most centrist” lawmaker in Washington. But our analysis shows that Mike McMahon is plenty liberal and plenty conservative when he wants to be. Comments (2)

Real-estate machers praying for Jehovah’s properties

Brooklyn Heights: The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ planned pullout from Brooklyn is huge news for the faithful, but it’s even bigger news for the real-estate market. Comments (34)

Boro businesses say things are looking up — a little!

Brooklyn’s economic prognosis for 2010 is a good news/bad news thing. Comment

Did we say 15 years? We meant to say ‘Forever’!

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The developers of the Domino Sugar factory make a bigger promise on affordable housing. Comment

Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ is relevant — again

Theater: Old Stone House hosts yet another remake of the Great American Story. Comments (2)

Ratner to break ground next week!

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner will officially break ground on his $1-billion Barclays Center on March 11, days after a crucial judicial ruling in his favor and slightly more than seven years after the project was first announced. Comments (24)

Lo Smooth is a rapper dressed to kill

Awesome: The guy with the gun isn’t actually going for the kill — but his raps are certainly making a killing in Brooklyn. Comments (10)

Second drunk defecator in two weeks!

Bay Ridge: A poop-smeared pugilist went to town on a 77th Street family on Feb. 28 — smearing his excrement all over the place and battling with one of his neighbors. Comment

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

EPA says yes to Superfund

Cleaning Our Waterways: We’re live on the conference call about the federal government’s decision over Superfunding the Gowanus Canal. Keep clicking refresh! It doesn’t get more exciting, or live, than this! Comments (4)

Hey, NY Times — get our filthy canals right!

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Old Gray Lady mixed up Brooklyn’s fetid bodies of water in its Superfund coverage today! Comment

Case dismissed! Gersh wins the big one!

Brooklyn Angle: Love him or hate him, but our columnist may save you $400 if you’re towed from the corner of 15th Street and Eighth Avenue! Comments (7)

Garbage truck in arborcidal attack in Park Slope!

Park Slope: A garbage truck jumped the curb on Seventh Avenue on Monday morning, killing one of the stately London plane trees and cracking a large section of the sidewalk. Comments (3)

Albee damned! United Nations may look at mall demolition as a human rights violation!

Downtown plan: Could the demolition and new development of the Albee Square Mall in Downtown Brooklyn be a human rights violation on par with the blood diamonds of Zimbabwe, child soldiers around the world or Burma’s political oppression? Comments (8)

Smartmom hands the baton to Diaper Diva (symbolically!)

Smartmom: No, Smartmom hasn’t given up her title, but she is realizing that her twin sister is just as smart a mom (if not more so) than she is. Ouch! Comments (4)

Thief berates victim!

Park Slope: First, he steals her phone. Then he taunts her. Plus the rest of the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Monday, March 1, 2010

UPDATED! Judge rules against Yards property owners, paving way for construction

Atlantic Yards: State development officials now own once-privately-held properties in the footprint of developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project, thanks to a state court ruling on Monday morning that removed the most significant legal hurdle remaining before construction can begin on the Barclays Center arena. Comments (8)

No bull! Ridge woman is drinking milk straight from the cow!

Bay Ridge: And the federal government is really really angry about it. Comments (15)

Fork this! Foodies are now leading the gentrification of Brooklyn

Dining: If there is anything that gentrified Brooklynites love more than gentrifying the rest of Brooklyn, it’s eating out. Comments (12)

The Brooklyn Winter Hoedown is this weekend

Music: It’s a little bit country. Comments (7)

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010

And here it is — the inevitable snow picture!

They’re barking in a winter wonderland. Comments (7)

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010

More reason to love snow! F and G trains will have normal service!

Transit: The snowpocalyptic blizzard of Friday has yielded another upside: G and F trains will run normally this weekend! Comment

Snow day! Schools are closed!

Hey, kid, enjoy yourself today while the rest of us go to work and dig out: The Department of Education reports that public schools are closed today! Comment

No rough seas in this ‘Tempest’ — BAM show rocks!

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Sam Mendes’s production of “The Tempest” is a gripping combination of excellent performances and stunning special effects that puts the perfect punctuation mark on Shakespeare’s oeuvre. Comments (1)

Sid’s bids adieu to Downtown

Downtown: After nearly 80 years, Sid’s Hardware has left Downtown. Comments (11)

The best sex you ever had! (Details inside)

Books: Lock up your daughters! The women from the sex toy shop Babeland have written a “How to” book! Comments (11)

Cruise ship concert hall coming to Red Hook?

Red Hook: The city is planning to turn the mostly unused parking lot at the Red Hook Cruise Ship Terminal into a functional community resource, officials announced on Monday. Comments (8)

A taco cart opens in Downtown — no, this is big

Dining: It has to be the least-likely best restaurant in the borough. Comments (4)

Duo pushing the boundaries of Bushwick with new cafe

Dining: A new coffee bar near the Myrtle Avenue JMZ! Comments (6)

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

EXODUS! Jehovah’s Witnesses begin Brooklyn Heights pullout

Brooklyn Heights: It’s official: the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society — better known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses — are pulling out of Brooklyn. Comments (73)

Press release of the week! U.N. to investigate U.S. human rights abuse — in Downtown Bklyn!

Downtown plan: This just dropped into our “Inbox” and we couldn’t wait to share it: apparently, the United Nations is going to finally get around to examining the United States’ human rights record — and the first stop on the “human rights watch” tour is the demolished remains of the Albee Square Mall in on the Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. Comments (2)

Another BID bid — this time on Atlantic Avenue

Boerum Hill: A group of merchants along Atlantic Avenue has begun the movement toward creating a business improvement district — but opponents say that this is the worst time to impose a new tax. Comments (2)

Tennis anyone? New group hopes to fix Fort Greene courts

Meadows of Shame: The new Fort Greene Tennis Association has its first fundraiser. Comments (5)

Our first-ever Williamsburg tapas smackdown!

Dining: Two tapas bars are one block apart. Time for a chorizo-to-chorizo battle. Comments (10)

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