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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Here they are — your Brooklyn Book Festival authors

Books: Marty’s book festival lineup is released, and it’s award-winning. Comments (2).

The full book-fest lineup

Books: Whitehead and Chau and Hodgman — oh, my! Comment.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The fix is in! City cuts big developer’s taxes in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bridge ‘Park’: The city quietly slashed the main source of revenue for Brooklyn Bridge Park, revealing only this week that a luxury condo that funds the park’s maintenance budget is now paying $1 million less — leaving a gaping hole in revenue at a time when planners are struggling to raise even more money for upkeep. Comments (10).

Here’s a bikini that will really give you a charge

Fashion: Most bikinis only charge the libido, but a Downtown designer has invented a sun-powered bikini that can also charge iPods. Comments (4).

Un bagel? Qu’est ce que c’est un bagel?

Dining: Talk about chutzpah: a Bulgarian guy thinks he can teach Brooklynites about the bagel — and not even a New York bagel, but a Montreal bagel. Comments (6).

Driver runs over hero fireman — for no reason!

Brooklyn Heights: Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comments (2).

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Brooklyn Bridge Park consultant: Alternatives to housing? What alternatives to housing?

Bridge ‘Park’: Housing is looking more and more inevitable in Brooklyn Bridge Park Comments (17).

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Heights cafe — Vineapple — is like your living room (only much bigger)

Dining: Brooklyn Heights coffee sippers and laptop lovers rejoice! Vineapple — a cozy community café — opened this week on Pineapple Street, bringing a jolt of caffeine to the otherwise sleepy area. Comments (2).