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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Town-gown showdown as Slopers assail Berkeley Carroll expansion plan

Park Slope: An elite private school in Park Slope is caught in the crosshairs of its neighbors who say the academy’s expansion plan poses a threat to the quality of life on their blocks. Comment.

Get sum! Our guide to the best dumplings in town

Dining: It’s dim sum time! Comments (1).

Go off the eaten path for your dim sum

Dining: It ain’t just dumplings, as our iron-stomached reporter discovered (to his gastronomical enjoyment). Comments (1).

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Josh Skaller is the machine candidate — the copy machine candidate

Election: A tight race for a rare open City Council seat in Brownstone Brooklyn was thrown into turmoil, however briefly, this week after one of the candidates copied another’s press release and passed it off as his own. Comments (9).

Skaller vs. Lander: A war of words

Election: So how bad was the Skaller campaign’s plagiarism? You be the judge. Comments (3).

Reach out and touch someone — someone’s computer, that is

Park Slope: A thief goes fishing — and gets a big one! Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Catfight!

Prospect Heights: There’s nothing like a catfight in a barbershop. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’s 77th Precinct. Comment.

Finally, Andy Warhol’s screen tests set to music!

Cinema: It’s coming to Celebrate Brooklyn this Saturday. Comments (1).

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Park Slope man who saved ‘Purple Rain’!

Cinema: One of the most exciting events of the summer is a participatory screening of Prince’s classic film “Purple Rain” in Prospect Park — but it never could have happened without one Park Slope man. Comments (1).

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Slope developer answers his critics — but the critics remain unsatisfied

Park Slope: What if they held a protest and the target of that protest showed up? Find out by reading this story! Comments (4).

It’s time to take the bassoon seriously — we mean it!

Music: A legendary bassoon master has come to Park Slope for an open-ended run — so it’s time for you to give the bassoon another chance. Comments (2).

Signs say that DiBrienza is no longer on the dole

Windsor Terrace: Former City Councilman Steve DiBrienza’s scandal-scarred Windsor Terrace non-profit has practically gone out of business after the city stopped funding the organization this summer — even the sign has been changed. Comments (1).

Monday, July 27, 2009

Here’s why no one likes Mondays — because Prospect Park is a mess, that’s why

Meadows of Shame: Here’s the morning report from Prospect Park. Comments (21).

A ‘Lear’ that kicks you in the rear!

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The Butcher of Flatbush Avenue Extension has some very nice things to say about the Gallery Players’ production of “King Lear.” Comment.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Parks Dept. accepts apology from trash party group

Meadows of Shame: The Parks Department says it is no longer pursuing repayment from an event planning company whose illegal party last Sunday in Prospect Park left the historic greensward covered in trash — thanks to an apology issued by the company late last week. Comments (27).

Big changes at Tom’s! Gus is out — but now there’ll be Sunday brunch!

Dining: The beloved owner of Tom’s Restaurant in Prospect Heights has gone into semi-retirement and handed over the grill to his nephew who promises no changes in the famously courteous diner — except that it will finally be open on Sundays. Comments (1).

Now this is troubling: Free booze for journalists could end at dive bar

Nightlife: A beloved Brooklyn dive bar is about to belly flop — unless the borough’s devoted drinkers can rescue it from the deep end. Comment.

We smash Cobalt and the Hired Guns

Smash or Trash: Cobalt and the Hired Guns is playing Saturday night at Union Hall — that’s tomorrow! July 25! — so the Smash or Trash team gives them the shot in the arm that they so badly need. This band is a smash! With video … Comments (4).

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Park trashers speak! ‘We were going to clean, honest!’

Park Slope: After more than three days of silence, the company that hosted the illegal party that trashed Prospect Park on Sunday has finally released a statement — and the company claims that it was all set to clean up the mess it made, but the Parks Department got there first. Comments (15).