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Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

‘Tiny’ crowd! Vaudeville show at Sycamore is canceled!

Nightlife: We just got a call from the folks who run this show, telling us that it is canceled for lack of performers. Comments (1).

Home on the range! Brooklyn Museum reaches new heights with tipi exhibition

Art: This exhibit puts the art in artifacts. Comment.

You’ll say yes to Nyonya, a palace of Malaysian cuisine

Melting Pot: The complex flavors and textures of Malaysian cuisine are relatively unknown, even in Brooklyn’s expansive culinary universe. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Schools out? City and developer want to build on the same Kensington plot

Kensington: They didn’t do their homework. Comments (2).

Diamonds, gold and silver swiped on Garfield Pl

Park Slope: Two big-time heists — of lots of fancy loot — on Garfield Place. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1).

Another iPhone is swiped

Prospect Heights: Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

Here it comes — the inevitable Prospect Park West bike lane lawsuit!

Mean Streets: The politically connected group that opposes the controversial Prospect Park West bike lane is poised to sue the city — at the risk of a marital rift between cycling advocate Sen. Charles Schumer and his lane-hating wife. Comments (36).

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Meet the flockers! Two doomed geese show up from Canada

Meadows of Shame: Meet Prospect Park’s celebrity couple du jour — two geese with tags on their legs and targets on their heads. Comments (45).

Dead cat in Prospect Park! Warning: Explicit photo of said cat

Meadows of Shame: Curiosity didn’t kill this cat — but did the Butcher of Prospect Park? Comments (7).

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

Bike lanes — the third rail of New York City politics

Mean Streets: A hastily scrubbed meeting over a new set of cycle paths in Park Slope prompts denials from supporters and gloating from bike opponents that they are starting to have an impact. Comments (22).

Bus-aster! Seventh Ave’s two lines behaving like one

Mean Streets: Park Slope commuters are furious that the two bus lines serving Seventh Avenue continue to bunch up — rendering useless the staggered schedule that is supposed to be enhancing local service. Comments (4).

Hold the shovels! Ratner backtracks on residential construction schedule

Construction Update: Developers of the Atlantic Yards project were caught red-faced last week when one of the development company’s officials said that construction of the project’s first residential building would begin this year — but then had to admit that no financing has been lined up. Comments (7).

Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

Brooklyn Museum returns some items to Costa Rica

Art: The clay pots go back to Central America, but other items stay here. Comments (2).

Go Fourth! MTA to open a long-shuttered F-train entrance

Park Slope: Park Slopers will no longer have to cross Fourth Avenue to get to the F-train station that bears the name of the scary boulevard. Comments (6).