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Friday, May 28, 2010

Lev Grossman is still the ‘Magic’ man

Books: Lev Grossman does not do magic tricks. Comment

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Man, it was HOT in Coney Island yesterday!

Our photographer had a blast at Coney Island yesterday, when temps jumped to 90 for the first time this year. Comments (3)

The Brooklyn Paper — in print online!

Page 1: Why wait by the newstand tomorrow for your full Brooklyn Paper when you can click the link above and download the entire print edition right here, right now. It’s amazing: Everything you love about The Brooklyn Paper (and even the stuff you don’t love) is here: calendars, news, features and arts coverage. And remember, keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Church steps mess!

The meek may inherit the earth, but parishioners at a Bushwick church increasingly want them off their front steps. Comments (4)

Get your own ‘key to the city’ with this artist’s new project

Art: Finally, there’s a key to the city that actually unlocks something. Comment

Waterfront Museum’s circus series returns this June

Event: It’s showtime on the showboat! Comment

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

BREAKING: Vito Fossella declines GOP nomination for old seat

Bay Ridge: The disgraced former congressman, nominated for his old seat by his Staten Island party cronies, said today that he will not return to politics at this time. Comments (5)

Want a new park in Williamsburg? Come to the meeting tonight!

Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s park-starved South Side is so desperate for green space that residents are entertaining the idea of building a park on top of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway. Comments (5)

He smelt it, they dealt it — but city says it will now fix Owls Head stench

Bay Ridge: City officials will finally cover two stinky tanks at the Owls Head sewage treatment plant — but locals should expect a few more bad days before the stench can finally be stanched. Comments (2)

Greenpoint Library to close — but only for repairs

Greenpoint: The real budget cutting could come later this year. Comments (4)

Stay in town to have a Memorial Day done right

Event: Memorial Day means a three-day weekend for most of us — but why head to the beach when you can stay in Brooklyn? Here’s how to have fun while everyone else is taking in the sun. Comments (1)

Vicious cellphone swipe!

Williamsburg: They steal her phone, but she chases them down. Plus all the other crime news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comments (1)

Neighbors put this bar plan out of ‘The Woods’

Williamsburg: A popular Williamsburg bar is forced to abandon a plan for a garden and community space. Comments (7)

Hearts and craft — new murals come from artist’s Puerto Rican soul

Art: Mexico City may have Diego Rivera, but Wallabout has Puerto Rican folk muralist Evelyn Talarico. Comment

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

For Urban Outfitters, it’s bling there, done that

Shopping: A national retailer appears to have copied some Brooklyn designers. Comments (12)

Grand old party: Panel picks drunk-driving, cheating, love-child-fathering Fossella to win his old seat back

Bay Ridge: The already divisive Republican effort to unseat freshman Rep. Mike McMahon took a bizarre turn last week, when a GOP committee on Staten Island nominated none other than Vito Fossella — the congressman who was run out of town after a drunk-driving arrest and subsequent revelations that he had a secret family in Virginia — to represent the party in the fall election. Comments (7)

Dogged determination, and hope from Obama, brings pooch playground closer to reality

Park Slope: Talk about wagging the dog! Comments (1)

Judge lets Bway Triangle suit move forward

Bushwick: City officials criticized a judge’s ruling last week allowing a lawsuit against a major rezoning initiative to move forward — saying that the decision to allow the suit to continue would delay construction of new housing on the South Williamsburg site. Comments (3)

Smoked out! Ridge board votes for crackdown on hookah bars

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge civic leaders are demanding that the city douse the neighborhood’s allegedly burdensome hookah bars and cafes. Comments (14)

Kickball shocker! Never Scared feels the worries with first defeat

Greenpoint: It was an upset Sunday during a surprisingly turbulent Week Four of Brooklyn Kickball. Comments (2)

It’s Smartmom minus one as Teen Spirit leaves the nest

Smartmom: We all saw it coming, but now that Teen Spirit is leaving for college, Smartmom is a weepy mess. But remember what Nietzsche said. She’ll be fine (as long as she doesn’t die). Comments (3)

‘Goods’ news as 3rd Ward founders get into food

Dining: Food carts? Feh. Comments (1)

Hot cakes, foul mood

Fort Greene: A McDonald’s customer goes postal. Plus more crime at Atlantic Center — and all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (3)

Tasty restaurant gossip — including prepared food next to the Co-op!

Foodie-in-Chief: With summer heating up, it’s been a busy fortnight for Brooklyn’s foodie scene. Here are our tastiest tidbits of restaurant openings, closings, and of course, gossip. Comments (1)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tonight! L-train weeknight outages return!

Williamsburg: Better catch that midnight train to Bushwick — because there won’t be another one after it. Comment

More dead animals — this time in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Meadows of Shame: A Santeria-style shocker has washed up on the shores of DUMBO — a bag full of dead birds, fish, food and even some cash! Comments (8)

It was murder

Prospect Heights: Cops are called to the scene of a slaying. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comments (3)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

City to Red Hook: Park is safe! No PCBs found in soil tests

Cleaning Our Waterways: Red Hook Park is no red zone. Comments (3)

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