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Friday
Oct072011

Ozzie's Owner Wants Our Sorry Asses To Name Their New Cafe

Photo via Brooklyn Paper

Remember when we told you guys that Melissa Rapoport, former owner of Ozzie's on 7th Avenue, was going to open a new coffee shop just across the street from her old location? Well YOU can help choose the name of the new joint! Rapoport's running a little contest to see who can come up with the best name for her new café. She's even opened up a gmail account, just so that you can submit your brilliant suggestions (that was totally sarcastic by the way. Your idea will almost certainly suck eggs. But still feel free to send your submission to namemycafe@gmail.com anyway.)

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Friday
Oct072011

COOL BROOKLYN BLOG ALERT: BUTTER ME UP BROOKLYN

Butter Me Up BrooklynI crank up my oven to keep my apartment toasty during the fall. Since I can only make so many shrinky dinks, its probably time to start actually baking. If you're in need of some baking-related inspiration or food porn, check out Butter Me Up Brooklyn. Brooklyn blogger Lillie Auld has been baking since she mastered the (vegan!) Less-Mess Cake from an American Girl magazine.

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Thursday
Oct062011

Cool or Not Cool: Daniel Goldstein's Own Private Battle for BK?

Daniel Goldstein in Battle For Brooklyn

Back in July our fearless Managing Editor wrote a stellar review for the movie Battle for Brooklyn. This brainchild of filmmakers Suki Hawley and Michael Glinsky used 500 hours of footage taken over the span of 8 years to explore the highly controversial Atlantic Yards project. The narrative focused on a graphic designer by the name of Daniel Goldstein, whose apartment was declared imminent domain by the city. Goldstein's struggles to fight against Ratner and consequently become a leading member of the opposition against the Atlantic Yards made him a sort of urban grassroots hero around these parts. 

When Goldstein was booted out of Prospect Heights pad kicking and screaming, he crossed Flatbush with nearly 3 million smackers in settlement money from the city. He bought himself a hot little number in Park Slope. According to Gothamist, Goldstein and his wife now want to add an 18 foot extension onto their Park Slope Shangri-La . But get this: their neighbor, an administrative law judge by the name of Kathryn Roake, says no way.

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Thursday
Oct062011

UHM, YOU GUYZ: THERE ARE DEER IN BROOKLYN NOW

And someone's being mean to them and tying up their legs.

2 deers showed up on the Brooklyn side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and almost drowned. Thankfully some nice po po's fished em out of the water and untied them so they could frolic around and look all Bambi-cute again.

Do deer eat raccoons? If so, I for one am happy about this development.

(via City Room)

Thursday
Oct062011

Whassup: Fall Harder Edition

via funnyartpictures.com

So, I guess by now we can agree that it is fall. The leaves are dying beautifully and pumpkins everywhere know that they shall soon either be stabbed and gutted or left to rot. Also, the temperature dropped. So, no excuse anymore to go outside in a t-shirt and shorts like some Californian. Put on a jacket and look presentable while you enjoy Park Slope's offerings. It's Whassup: Fall Harder Edition:

* Friday, Oct. 7: The Mekons, Bell House: Punk grandaddies The Mekons have the same sort of semi-nerdy, semi-badass underground cred as the '60's, British cult-hit sci-fi comic to which they owe their name. And don't ask, we're all probably better off not knowing what that comic was. This band has roamed from punk to punked-out country western, so it'll be a buffet of well-aimed power chords. Oy. 8pm, $18.

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