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We’re ba-ack! Home delivery of The Brooklyn Paper returns

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You love our print edition — and now we’re making it easier to get!

Starting this weekend, The Brooklyn Paper’s popular free home delivery service is back, meaning that you only need to walk to the curb to start enjoying the best newspaper in Brooklyn.

For starters, our routes include:

Park Slope: Prospect Park West, from Flatbush Avenue to 15th Street; a large area bounded by Carroll and Third streets and Sixth and Eighth avenues; and a third zone bounded by Prospect Place, Union Street and Fifth and Sixth avenues.

Brooklyn Heights: We’ll target Columbia Heights between Montague and Cranberry streets; plus an area bounded by Willow and Sidney places, and State and Joralemon streets.

Fort Greene: Our two main home delivery zones will be the area bounded by Myrtle and DeKalb avenues and Adelphi Street and Hall Place; and Flatbush Avenue, St. Felix Street, DeKalb Avenue and Hanson Place.

Boerum Hill: The delivery zone is bounded by Atlantic Avenue, Third Avenue, Wyckoff Street and Bond Street.

Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill: The zone is approximately the area bounded by Kane Street and Third Place between Clinton and Court streets.

Brooklyn Paper Publisher Celia Weintrob was overjoyed to be getting Brooklyn’s most-popular weekly paper into the hands of its readers.

“Home delivery gets the paper where we want to get it: into the hands of our readers, quickly and easily,” she said.

Weintrob pointed out that, unlike other newspapers, The Brooklyn Paper reduces clutter by leaving only three copies at every address — and by offering homeowners an opt-out feature.

Call Lisa Malwitz at (718) 260-2594 to opt out of the home delivery service.

Updated 5:13 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Robert Jones from Cobble Hill says:
Please don't further aggravate the littler problem..
Please don't. I fail to understand how this benefits your paper. it is a most alienating act.
Leave me out!
May 29, 2009, 6:27 pm
davoyager from bh says:
Oh good let's cut down the last remaining trees on earth then we all can die of co2 poisoning.
May 29, 2009, 10:46 pm
Breucklyn from Cobb Hill says:
This is insane.
More unwanted paper, more stuff to blow around as litter ...
Plus the fantasy that those who don't opt-out are actually reading it (all "three copies," even!) instead of junking it i or using it as a dropcloth.
Leave me out, too!
May 29, 2009, 11:13 pm
Rocky from South Brooklyn says:
As Goish knows, many households in Park Slope, etc. have the legal "no unsolicited materials" sign on their doors. If one copy shows up at my door I will prosecute via the Sanitation Department - legally and via trash bin. What a stupid move.
May 29, 2009, 11:45 pm
Eazy D from Sheepshead Bay says:
Yo, why you dissing the Bay by not delivering? I could use it as a placemat.
May 29, 2009, 11:58 pm
chuck from boerum hill says:
Yo BP! I guess I'm the only one who is grateful. Love getting the local paper at my door. Hell, I'd pay for it, even.

Thank you!
May 30, 2009, 7:51 am
hoff from carroll gardens says:
Bring it on! Forget the neat-freaks and pseudo-environmental liberals. Let them address real causes of pollution by giving-up their suv's and mini-vans and petitioning their corp employers to reduce and reuse. Distributing literature-even if only menus-is a basic right. It provide some pay and promotes commerce.
May 30, 2009, 5:42 pm
Eddie from Park Slope says:
Hey, 'hoff from carroll gardens' --
Why do you assume that all delivery opponents HAVE "suv's and mini-vans," or that our corp. employers - or our own businesses - don't "reduce and reuse"?

At least you acknowledge that the paper is the equivalent of a take-out menu: ad material, rather than a noble Free Speech vehicle. (And we all know that delivery isn't a public service: The more issues they can unload, the higher the circulation they can claim to have, and can pitch to advertisers.)

It's dumb move to do this when so many bldgs have "no unsolicited junk" signs up, when one "literature" delivery becomes a magnet for others, and when people already are PO'd about drifting crap on their doorsteps.
May 31, 2009, 12:20 am
Pacholo from Red Hook says:
Bring it to me. I don't care how many trees you kill. If possible I'd like the Spanish edition.
May 31, 2009, 12:32 am
Your Neighbor from The Heights says:
On Kane Street it goes straight from door step to trash. People here read the NY Times and their wine bottle labels and care less and less about the neighborhood!
Maybe some of them will use it to finally pick up dog poop!
May 31, 2009, 3:10 pm
Another Neighbor from Hts says:
People won't learn "about the neighborhood" just because a free paper is dumped on their doorsteps.
Gen'l interest newsrags are dying anyway, as people self-tailor what they read and-or get it online.
But this BP distribution thing is all about advertising anyway.
June 1, 2009, 2:22 am
Gersh Kuntzman (Brooklyn Paper) says:
Thanks for all your comments. Obviously, The Brooklyn Paper not only covers the news in a scintillating fashion, but also provokes strong reactions. We think that's great.

Point of information, however: The law that created the "No unsolicited material" opt out does NOT apply to newspapers.

We hope you'll read The Brooklyn Paper — but if printed material bothers you, please check out our award-winning Web site at http://www.BrooklynPaper.com.

People are always saying that they want a great neighborhood newspaper. We believe we are providing it. As such, we hope you'll take advantage of our home delivery service to decide for yourself.

GERSH KUNTZMAN
Editor
The Brooklyn Paper
newsroom@cnglocal.com
June 1, 2009, 10:40 am
Rocky from South Brooklyn says:
Goish, we know where you live. Please deposit all unwanted copies of the rag at his home. It's a good deterrent. It's like going to the top and sending James Dolan of Cablevision all those unwanted plastic bags of ads [yes, his company owns the one that publishes those in the Brooklyn area] that show up unsolicited.
June 2, 2009, 12:25 am
Rocky from South Brooklyn says:
Goish, we know where you live. Please deposit all unwanted copies of the rag at his home. It's a good deterrent. It's like going to the top and sending James Dolan of Cablevision all those unwanted plastic bags of ads [yes, his company owns the one that publishes those in the Brooklyn area] that show up unsolicited. FYI throwing unsolicted anything on private property is against the law. If someone puts it there it can be also considered trespassing.
June 2, 2009, 12:27 am
Rocky from South Brooklyn says:
FYI throwing unsolicted anything on private property is against the law. If someone puts it there it can be also considered trespassing if caught in the act.
June 2, 2009, 12:28 am
Laura from Slope says:
If I want a paper, I'll either INITIATE the process of subscribing or requesting delivery, or I'll get it from some box, stand, or other site.
If it's thrown on my steps w/o request, it's just junk, like every other flyer.
June 2, 2009, 3:27 pm

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