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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Walter is one sick puppy — and he needs your help now

Park Slope: Walter, the severely injured pitbull pup of Park Slope, is on life support — and he needs your help! Comments (17).

Roofus: Bikers are not the problem

Mean Streets: Roofus has a definite opinion about the Prospect Park West bike lane controversy. Comments (10).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It’s robbery season

Park Slope: Three thefts lead the blotter. Plus the rest of the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment.

Bergen Street in Park Slope is this month’s ‘favorite’ block

Park Slope: It’s a little Nantucket village between Fifth and Flatbush avenues. Comments (1).

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

‘Gorilla’ warfare as entire staff quits Fifth Ave coffee bar

Park Slope: A coffee war erupted over the weekend when employees at Park Slope’s beloved Gorilla Coffee staged a walkout, leaving java lovers jonesing for a caffeine fix — and the owners scrambling to find new baristas. Comments (17).

In their own words: Here’s why the staff quit

Park Slope: Here’s the full text of the e-mail that the “workers” of Gorilla Coffee, a Fifth Avenue java joint, sent out on Sunday. It may rank as one of the classic workplace gripes in the annals of labor-management relations. Comments (12).

Prospect Park West’s two-way bike lane is on a roll

Mean Streets: The city is moving ahead with its long-stalled plan for a two-way protected bike lane on Prospect Park West — despite the continued opposition of Borough President Markowitz and the drivers he says he represents. Comments (23).

Nerds and geeks get together for ‘Lord of the Rings’-style fights this Saturday

Event: If you see 20 or so fellas wearing armor and wielding swords in Prospect Park, don’t be alarmed. They’re just playing make-believe. Comments (1).

Inlets in midstream! Sebastain Krueger bails on day job to sing full time

Music: Sebastian Krueger likes to jump off of cliffs — figuratively speaking. Comment.

It’s a ‘Mission’ quite possible: Good craft beer now

Nightlife: Put down that Brooklyn, Kelso or Sixpoint, craft beer lovers — Mission Dolores, the new Park Slope beer garden from the folks at Bar Great Harry, is here to salvage you from drinking the same ol’ beer. Comments (1).

New left-turn bans on Flatbush go into effect on April 15

Mean Streets: Hey, drivers: Happy Tax Day! Comments (4).

Monday, April 12, 2010

Nothin’ but nyet! Jersey lawmaker says Ratner’s savior is illegally in bed with Mugabe!

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s sale of his financially troubled Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets hit a major obstacle on Sunday as a New Jersey congressman brought a full court press of allegations involving the would-be new owner’s shady business dealings in Zimbabwe. Comments (3).

Fairey art fellow — Obama’s ‘Hope’ maker to speak at the Brooklyn Museum

Art: Shepard Fairey to talk about his graffit art, his graphic design and, yes, that famous poster. Comments (2).

Marty still hates PPW bike lane — and slams Transportation Commissioner, too!

Mean Streets: And the big hearing is tonight! Wow, this is fun. Comments (4).

Friday, April 9, 2010

Brooklyn Museum to give up wall space to reality TV winner

TV: Bravo’s “Next Great Artist” will get a solo show at borough’s top cultural institution. Comments (1).

It’s a 10th Street freeze out for car owners

Park Slope: Thieves are running wild on one tony Park Slope block. Comments (2).

The Prospect Heights blotter is back!

Prospect Heights: Enjoy this week’s crimes from the neighborhood’s 77th Precinct. Er, enjoy reading about the crimes from Prospect Heights. Comment.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Suit: ESDC lied to judge about Yards timetable

Atlantic Yards: Yes, there’s another appeal in the ongoing legal battle over Atlantic Yards. Comments (13).

F train suicide attempt!

Park Slope: A woman survives a plunge at the Seventh Avenue station on Wednesday afternoon. Comments (10).