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Saturday, May 17, 2008

The ‘Union’ is preserved

Park Slope: Controversial Park Slope bar Union Hall moved closer to getting its liquor license renewed as Community Board 6 overwhelmingly voted in support of the watering hole on Wednesday night. Comments (4).

The art of the bus stop seat

Art: The newest street art installation in Park Slope might not knock you off your feet — but if it does, at least you’ll have a place to sit. Comment.

Library seeks porn parity

Park Slope: The Brooklyn Public Library finally said, “Shush.” After being on the receiving end of attacks about porn viewing on computers at the Pacific Street branch, Library officials issued a statement on May 14 that suggested that libraries and “parents and caregivers” share equally the responsibility to “minimize children’s exposure to adult-themed material.” Comments (5).

‘Park’ Slopers rejoice! Alternate-side parking suspended for summer

Park Slope: Alternate-side-of-the-street parking will be suspended for months on residential streets in Park Slope starting on May 19 — temporarily ending the hassle of moving your car. Comments (1).

Minerva can still see Liberty

Greenwood Heights: Minerva might have been the Roman goddess of war, but she still needed three year’s worth of help from her Greenwood Heights neighbors to finally cut a developer down to size. Comment.

Banned! Food Co-op no longer bottled up

Brooklyn Angle: Water, water everywhere — but there’s no longer a drop of the bottled variety at the Park Slope Food Co-op. Comment.

Wanted: Roommates with money

Park Slope: It’s not your granddaddy’s Hippie commune. In fact, a group of Brooklynites who want to buy a nice building near Prospect Park and share common areas with like-minded friendly people aren’t even hippies at all. They’re called “co-housing enthusiasts.” Comments (8).

Man gets raspberries for Blackberry

Park Slope: Three teens perps surrounded a Jersey City man on Bergen Street in broad daylight on May 5, knocking him to the ground and stealing his Blackberry device, cops said. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

70 years and going strong

Midwood: It took six years for Walter Berman to convince his future wife Regina to go out on a date with him, but it’s safe to say his persistence paid off. They’ve been married for 70 years. Comments (2).