Sunday, May 25, 2008

Getting it done on the court and on the field - Xaverian hurler impresses many

Pitching, defense, a tight infield and versatility have been the key ingredients for the success of the varsity baseball team at Xaverian High School. In addition, as Varsity Head Coach Dennis Canale puts it, the success is based on the camaraderie of the team. Comment.

Track & Field Carnival

The Second Annual Red Hook Track and Field Carnival and Road Race will be held on May 16, 17, and 18. Comment.

‘Chin strap’ fiasco costs Lincoln

A disagreement in softball is nothing new, whether it be an argument about a safe call at first base or an out call at home plate. But it is rare when a disagreement is over a chin strap. Comment.

King Bees of ‘A’ west division - Telecommunications Yellow Jackets at the top of the heap

With the playoffs right around the corner, baseball in Brooklyn is heating up as teams vie for coveted playoff spots. But there is only one team that has been able to clinch their division title and that is the Comment.

Wrestling stars to grapple here

The superstars from East Coast Professional Wrestling are invading St. Patrick’s Church, 9511 Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, May 17. Comment.

Madison, Lincoln in the driver’s seat

As the regular season winds down in the PSAL Brooklyn softball circuit, playoff spots have yet to be finalized. Comment.

CNG hails outstanding athletes

Holy Cross’s Sylven Landesberg and Murry Bergtraum’s Krystal Parnell were honored as high school basketball players of the year by Community Newspaper Group, which publishes this paper. Paul Gilvary of Holy Cross and Ed Grezinsky of Bergtraum were also honored as high school basketball coaches of the year. Comment.

15th Harbor Fitness Race

About 100 runners, and some 25 dogs, turned out for the 15th annual Harbor Fitness Race this past Sunday. Comment.

Railsplitters pull off springy comeback

After only winning eight games in 2007, the Lincoln lady Railsplitters had one of their most successful seasons in recent memory as they capture a co-share of the Brooklyn “A” Division title. Since coming back to action from spring break, Lincoln has been a perfect 5-0 against their divisional opponents, including a forfeit victory over main division rival, Madison. The huge 17-2 win over Canarsie on May 17 ensured Lincoln a share of what has been Madison’s for the past five seasons – the title as the division’s top team. (All stats are as of press time.) Comment.

Poly Prep goes for three-peat - Ace on the hill leads squad to the promised land

As the old cliché goes, “pitching wins championships.” Comment.

Madison Knights continue PSAL baseball reign

For the 11th consecutive year, the Madison Knights are the undisputed Brooklyn “A” East Division champions after a home-and-home sweep over the Sheepshead Bay Sharks. Coach Vincent Caiazza’s team finished the regular season with an untouched 16-0 record, which secured them a top five seeding in the postseason bracket. Other Brooklyn teams to make it to the playoffs are: Telecommunications Yellow Jackets (15-1), New Utrecht Utes (10-6), Brooklyn Tech Engineers (9-7), Sheepshead Bay Sharks (9-7), and Midwood Hornets (8-8). (All stats and records are as of press time.) Comment.

Hundreds make strides in Buckley’s-Kennedy’s 5K

Some 600 runners from the five boroughs and Long Island gathered on the boardwalk of Riis Park for the 28th annual Buckley’s-Kennedy’s 5K Charity Run this past Sunday. Comment.

Celebrity/charity softball at KeySpan

The High School of Sports Management, in partnership with the Brooklyn Cyclones, will hold its Second Annual Celebrity/Charity Softball Game at KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, June 7 at 1 p.m. Comment.

Achilles Track

A new chapter of the Achilles Track Club is currently being formed by Brooklyn Chapter founder Ilina Zablozki-Amir. Comment.
Kings Courier

Yeshiva of Crown Heights holds Torah fair

Students displayed their knowledge of things Jewish during a Torah fair at the Yeshiva of Crown Heights. Comment.
Kings Courier

Things get Freaky in Coney - Thor promises sideshow fun

A 100-pound rat munching on straw versus the human blockhead hammering spikes into his skull, or the world’s smallest woman versus a tattooed fire-eating lady. Comment.
Kings Courier

Survivors light candles at Flatbush Pk Jewish ctr.

Survivor testimonies, plus a candle lighting ceremony, were among the poignant tributes paid during a Holocaust memorial presented by the Flatbush Park Jewish Center. Comment.
Kings Courier

Retired Police officers return to their old beats

Nice to see you, to see you nice. Comment.
Kings Courier

63rd Pct.’s top cops

The 63rd Precinct recently honored its March “Cops of the Month.” Comment.
Kings Courier

New boss at the 70th Pct. - Community welcomes Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte

He may be the new kid on the block, but the new commanding officer at the 70th Precinct is getting a warm welcome from longtime residents and activists in Flatbush and Midwood. Comment.
Kings Courier

MTV ‘Real World’ to be shot here

MTV’s hit reality show “The Real World” is coming to Park Slope – or Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill. Comment.
Kings Courier

More cops to confront crime spike

An infusion of extra cops and some revolutionary police tactics will hopefully dull down the 10 percent spike in crime the 61st Precinct is currently facing, officials announced this week. Comment.
Kings Courier

Maimonides nurses get some extra ‘muscles’

Fugghetaboutit, I can fix you good. Comment.
Kings Courier

MADD about you: Moms hail cops

Mothers Against Drunk Driving delivered a tall salute to Brooklyn’s Finest by feting them with a tribute at Bay Ridge Manor to mark Crime Victims Rights Week. Comment.
Kings Courier

Kids’ author inspires P.S. 312 - Scribe Nancy S. Mure talks about digital books

A children’s scribe led budding wordsmiths on an exciting new word journey when author Nancy S. Mure visited Public School 312 to talk about a novel creation – digital books. Comment.
Kings Courier

Friends honor the life of Meyer Daskal

Religious leaders, congregants and loved ones honored late Holocaust survivor and Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center member Meyer Daskal during a Yom Hashoah commemoration. Comment.
Kings Courier

Expert: We could have stopped 9/11 - Counterterrorism specialist says community can help thwart attacks

A counter-terrorism expert with 27 years with the NYPD told Brooklyn residents last week that 9/11 could have been prevented, and that another catastrophic attack on the city can be averted – if citizens remain alert. Comment.
Kings Courier

Doors open on new diagnostics & imaging center

Health-smart visitors received the lowdown on state-of-the-art outpatient imaging services – plus glimpsed “The Doshi Difference” – during an open house, presented by Doshi Diagnostics. Comment.
Kings Courier

9/11 crooner sings for Public School 312 students

Award-winning singer songwriter Hank Fellows was a big hit when he visited Public School 312 to serenade students and staffers with a medley of his popular tunes. Comment.
Kings Courier

Cops hunt two in borough crime spree

Eight robberies committed in Canarsie, Sheepshead Bay, Mill Basin, downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan are believed to be the work of just two men, area cops said this week. Comment.
Kings Courier

Bad builders behind bars

So far this year, new development in Brooklyn has sent at least two construction workers to an early grave. Comment.
Kings Courier

A youth happening - Expo to offer job opportunities and more

Calling all teens! Comment.
Kings Courier

Avenue S condo limbo - BSA stalls on zoning decision

A developer’s appeal to move ahead with a controversial Homecrest condominium project will continue through the summer. Comment.
Kings Courier

Ambulance hits teen on at Avenue K corner

NYPD accident investigators canvass a Midwood corner where a 13-year-old girl was struck down by an ambulance for Community Hospital Monday. Officials said that the teen was crossing the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue K at 9 a.m. when she was hit by the passing ambulance, which was reportedly speeding to an emergency. The teen was taken to Kings County Hospital where she was listed in critical yet stable condition late Monday, officials said. Police said that they had just begun the investigation into Monday’s accident as this paper went to press. Comment.
Kings Courier

A clean sweep for Pakistani community

Grimebusters converge outside the Pakistani Community Center, 1093 Coney Island Avenue, for a community clean-up day. The crew removed graffiti and swept the streets as part of an “Immigrant Heritage Week” initiative with NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau. Comment.
Kings Courier

Achilles Track Club

Whether you’re looking to participate in a five-miler, or simply to have fun and exercise, the Achilles Track Club may be just what you’re looking for. Comment.
Kings Courier

Accused predator called a ‘fluke’ - P.S. 236 parents recall suspect as a ‘big kid’

The arrest of a school volunteer for allegedly sending lewd text messages to a 12-year-old boy was a “fluke, weird thing,” according to parents. Comment.
Flatbush

Two sought in borough robbery spree

Eight robberies committed in Canarsie, Sheepshead Bay, Mill Basin, downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan are believed to be the work of just two men, area cops said this week. Comment.
Flatbush

Two hurt in crack-up

Two motorists were rushed to area hospitals Saturday following a crash at the corner of Ocean Parkway and Avenue C. Comment.
Flatbush

Run for Civil Court bench - Former mouthpiece for Clarence Norman announces bid

A Brooklyn Heights attorney who for a brief time represented former Assemblymember Clarence Norman in his troubles with the Kings County District Attorney’s office announced his intention to run for Civil Court last week – although he was vague on which of the three potentially open seats he was hoping to grab. Comment.
Flatbush

Rezoning showdown - Forum on the future of Flatbush coming in June

Flatbush residents will get an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed rezoning of the neighborhood at a hearing to be held next month. Comment.
Flatbush

Patrol hailed for bagging accused fiend - 70th Precinct Community Council honors Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol

The Flatbush Shomrim Safety patrol was honored at the recent 70th Precinct Community Council meeting for nabbing a serial pedophile after he molested three young children in local parks. Comment.
Flatbush

MTV get ‘Real’ with BK - Hit reality show’s 21st season to be shot here

MTV’s hit reality show “The Real World” is coming to Park Slope – or Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill. Comment.
Flatbush

Memorial Day parades

Brooklyn residents will show off their patriotic pride this Memorial Day weekend, engaging in a variety of parades and memorials meant to pay homage to the men and women who have served the United States by putting themselves into the line of fire. Comment.
Flatbush

It’s ‘Technology with a human touch’

Health-smart visitors received the lowdown on state-of-the-art outpatient imaging services – plus glimpsed “The Doshi Difference” – during an open house, presented by Doshi Diagnostics. Comment.
Flatbush

Gone but not forgotten on East 5th St.

Religious leaders, congregants and loved ones honored late Holocaust survivor and Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center member Meyer Daskal during a Yom Hashoah commemoration. Comment.
Flatbush

Free stroke screenings

To help increase stroke awareness among community residents, including the devastating long term effects that a stroke can have on an individual’s quality of life and that of his or her family, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center will provide free stroke health screenings to the public from May 27-30. Comment.
Flatbush

Five days to celebrate the Brooklyn Bridge on its 125th anniversary

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans for a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
Flatbush

Community meets 70th Police Pct.’s new commander

He may be the new kid on the block, but the new commanding officer at the 70th Precinct is getting a warm welcome from longtime residents and activists in Flatbush and Midwood. Comment.
Flatbush

Clarendon Road traffic calming coming

Whoa, Betsy! Comment.
Flatbush

Children enjoy Mexican fiesta at P.S. 249

Merriment was on the books for young revelers at Public School 249, who donned colorful costumes and out their best foot forward for an afternoon of dancing in honor of the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo. Comment.
Flatbush

A sweet way to help kids fight cancer

During Scoop Day at Stop & Shop’s Flatbush store, the public had a chance to meet Brooklyn residents Kamirah, a four-year old girl with Ewing’s Sarcoma, and Shemar, an eight-year old with Neuroblastoma. Comment.
Letters

Name change backlash

I am writing regarding the article, “Cohen Family Anger,” (5-9 issue). Comment.
Letters

Inhuman behavior

I hope no prosecutor in this region will ever emulate the shameful conduct of District Attorney Richard Consiglio of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Comment.
Letters

I need my plastic

Helen Klein, I love you and all your “great” reporting, but please don’t take away my plastic bags. Comment.
Letters

Green, not mean

Hats off to reporter Helen Klein’s guest column in the May 1 issue, “Saving the Planet.” Comment.
Letters

Exclusive stork club

On April 27, Dr. Santo Fiasconaro delivered my gorgeous niece, Gianna, to her extremely proud parents Jillian and Carl at Methodist Hospital. Comment.
Letters

Enjoying the spotlight

We have been reading your paper for many years and I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful coverage lately on the Senior Idol contest that took place at Xaverian High School on April 12. Comment.
Letters

Destroyng a neighborhood

Is the Brighton Beach rezoning plan a con game? Comment.
Canarsie

NOT FOR NUTHIN’ - Don’t Throw Out the Bath Water!

Last Friday, as I was jockeying my car from one side of the street to the other in the pouring rain in honor of alternate side of the street parking, I had time to ponder the rate increase that the Department of Environmental Protection, more specifically, the Water Board, had just passed — to the tune of 14.5 percent. What, you say? Fourteen point five percent? Water should be free, right? There is plenty of it, and we don’t have to import it from a foreign country, do we? No big water drilling rigs, no big water transport tankers. Then why the raise in rates? Comment.
Canarsie

IT’S ONLY MY OPINION - Banner days at the ball park

In spite of the high cost of fuel, many of us still choose to drive down Route 95 to visit Grandma in Florida. Depending on what one drives, the price of airline tickets for a family of five can be a lot greater than the expense of gasoline. Some also prefer to have their own car with them rather than have the added cost of an Avis rental. In any case Mapquest tells us that it takes 17 hours and 27 minutes to motor from Brooklyn to DisneyWorld. Comment.
Canarsie

BIG SCREECHER - Stuff that’s gotta be said

AOL has filed me. Not only AOL, but Optimum OnLine too. For the past four days I haven’t been able to get on line. For you, the older generation, that refuses to catch up with the future – muttering under your breath, “I hate computers.” “Online” means that I can’t get on the internet to use the vast highway of knowledge, facts and lies available. Comment.
Canarsie

A BRITISHER’S VIEW - Hill, Bam & Mac? Begin cramming on Iran

With the Denver and Minnesota conventions around the corner, the 2008 presidential challengers should trade their potshots for perspicacity on an uphill battle to convince voters that national security is not just their campaign footnote. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Concrete’ plans for Schenck St. garden

Sometimes, a garden isn’t simply a natural oasis replete with flowers and shrubs. Comment.
Canarsie

What your kidneys are trying to tell you

Feeling tired and weak? Have you noticed a loss of appetite? Are your feet or ankles swelling? Is your blood pressure out of control? Once you decide that your boss isn’t the cause, you should see your doctor and ask about your kidneys. Comment.
Canarsie

Volunteer to help clean up the beach

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Marine Sciences Section is sponsoring “Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance” for the summer of 2008. Comment.
Canarsie

This Summer to get freakier in Coney - Thor Equities promises giant 100-lb. rat, other ‘sideshow’ attractions

A 100-pound rat munching on straw versus the human blockhead hammering spikes into his skull, or the world’s smallest woman versus a tattooed fire-eating lady. Comment.
Canarsie

Taking the stars and stripes on parade - Brooklyn to celebrate Memorial Day with yankee doodle pomp & pageantry

Brooklyn residents will show off their patriotic pride this Memorial Day weekend, engaging in a variety of parades and memorials meant to pay homage to the men and women who have served the United States by putting themselves into the line of fire. Comment.
Canarsie

S.O.S. for motorists - Many push for Flatlands Ave. repaving

With all the bumps and hollows on some roads, you might think you were on a roller coaster when you’re driving through Canarsie. Comment.
Canarsie

Sixth Annual Senior fair coming

State Senator Martin J. Golden, chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, will be hosting his Sixth Annual Senior Fair, May 23 from 12-3 p.m., to offer local seniors and their families an opportunity to learn of the services available to assist them with their property taxes, their prescription drug coverage, their personal safety, and their health. Comment.
Canarsie

Run for the Civil Court bench - Former Norman mouthpiece Roger Adler announces bid

A Brooklyn Heights attorney who for a brief time represented former Assemblymember Clarence Norman in his troubles with the Kings County District Attorney’s office announced his intention to run for Civil Court last week – although he was vague on which of the three potentially open seats he was hoping to grab. Comment.
Canarsie

Public school 279 brings ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ to a Brooklyn stage

The Great White Way came to Brooklyn when stage-struck drama students at Public School 279 presented a rollicking adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical satire, “Bye Bye Birdie.’ Comment.
Canarsie

Public forum on future of jailhouse

The Brooklyn House of Detention Stakeholders invite members of the community to attend an open forum to discuss the future of the Brooklyn Jail on May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Belarusian Church, Atlantic Avenue and Bond Street. Comment.
Canarsie

P.S. 276 students dig down deep for Arbor Day celebration

Children from PS 276 in Canarsie helped to celebrate Arbor Day at the Queens Botanical Gardens on May 2 along with approximately 1,200 Queens school children by marching in a parade, creating colorful posters about bees and nature, and enjoying information booths set up by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Alley Pond Environmental Center, and other exhibitors. Comment.
Canarsie

Polish Singers Alliance convention

The Polish Singers Alliance of America (PSAA) will hold their 59th District Seven Convention, May 31, hosted this year by Jutrzenka Singing Society female chorus #226 of South Brooklyn. Comment.
Canarsie

No stronger bond than Mom & daughter

More than 300 students, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and faculty members attended St. Saviour High School’s Annual Mother/Daughter Luncheon at Gargiulio’s Restaurant. Comment.
Canarsie

MTV gets ‘Real’ with BK - Cable’s hit reality show’s 21st season to be shot here

MTV’s hit reality show “The Real World” is coming to Park Slope – or Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill. Comment.
Canarsie

Minerva sight line intact - for now

Neighborhoods may keep them apart, but the frozen gaze between Lady Liberty and Minerva remains intact—for now. Comment.
Canarsie

Memory loss forum at NY Methodist Hospital

More than 10 percent of American adults over the age of 65, and approximately 50 percent of those older than 85, have memory disorders. Although not uncommon, memory decline is not a part of normal aging. Comment.
Canarsie

Jutrzenka Singing Society chorus

The Polish Singers Alliance of America’s (PSAA) member choruses of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania will participate in their 59th District Seven Convention, hosted this year by the Jutrzenka Singing Society, female chorus # 226, May 31. Comment.
Canarsie

He’s got the whole world in his hands - Canarsie kid to represent New York in National Geographic bee

In 2007, purple fruit bats were discovered on the island of Mindanao in this South East Asian country. Name that country. Comment.
Canarsie

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Sticking to the Comments (1).
Canarsie

Forum on Alzheimer’s Disease

Leeza’s Place at Park Slope Geriatric Day Center will host a forum entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease: All the Facts and None of the Fiction,” May 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the center, 1 Prospect Park West. Comment.
Canarsie

Find out if you’re at risk for a stroke

To help increase stroke awareness among community residents, including the devastating long term effects that a stroke can have on an individual’s quality of life and that of his or her family, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center will provide free stroke health screenings to the public from May 27-30. Comment.
Canarsie

5 days to celebrate the Brooklyn Bridge on its 125th anniversary

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans for a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
Canarsie

Cops hunt two in BK crime spree - Authorities say duo is responsible for string of eight brazen robberies

Eight robberies committed in Canarsie, Sheepshead Bay, Mill Basin, downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan are believed to be the work of just two men, area cops said this week. Comment.
Canarsie

Coping with grief

Millennium Development has opened up a weekly venue for community residents dealing with grief, from 7-8:30 p.m. until June 19 at the John Malone Community Center, 2335 Bergen Avenue. Comment.
Canarsie

Come celebrate Liberty Weekend

The Friends of Historic New Utrecht invites you to Liberty Weekend 2008, May 31-June 1 at The New Utrecht Reformed Church, 84th Street and 18th Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

City Council backs greener blocks

While a flurry of development over the past several years has decreased the amount of green space in the city, new zoning regulations recently approved by the City Council are expected to put the brakes on that trend. Comment.
Canarsie

Bearing witness to history - Couple recounts Holocaust horrors for Brooklyn students

It was a history lesson the students won’t soon forget. Comments (3).
Canarsie

A tough test of musical knowledge - Students from P.S. 236, 193 and 312 to match wits with kids from around the city

Teams from PS 236, 193 and 312 in Brooklyn will join 30 other teams from public schools throughout the city to compete in Riverside Symphony’s Music Memory Citywide Finals, May 28, 10:30 a.m., at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Comment.
Canarsie

Salon Da Noi & Spa: Pampered perfection

Everyone needs a little pampering now and then. If you haven’t been treating yourself well, what are you waiting for? Comment.
Canarsie

Dream homes start at Kitchen & Baths Emporium

Who says you can’t afford a new kitchen? Comment.
Canarsie

CONSUMERS’ CORNER - Bagel Lover’s Dream

This week we’re going to take care of your appetite. We at the Consumer Corner know that you need a lot of fuel to power you through those shopping excursions, so here’s a place you might want to stop in for some tasty nourishment. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Reel Sisters’ want to check out your film

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series is seeking films directed, written or produced by women of color. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Hole in the Fence’ opens onto changing Red Hook

A Hole In A Fence,” D.W. Young’s entertaining and insightful look at the changing landscape of Red Hook, Brooklyn, will screen May 29 aboard the Waterfront Museum barge on Pier 44 in Red Hook. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Cinergy’ in film

The Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF) announces the film line up for its 11th annual festival, themed Cinergy. The competitive event will run May 30-June 8 and films will be shown at both the Brooklyn Lyceum Theater (featuring 36 two-hour film programs) and Brooklyn Heights Cinema (featuring 31 two-hour film programs). Comment.
Canarsie

The return to Narnia: A good trip for kids

Somewhere to the west of Candy Land’s Gumdrop Mountains and just south of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry lies the mystical land of Narnia, where trees can dance, badgers are top chefs and lions speak with the wisdom of Jedi Masters. Comment.
Canarsie

Pump those pedals over to the Bicycle Film Festival

In case those ads in the subway haven't informed you, or the thousands of cyclists who traversed the borough earlier this month, May is Bike Month in New York City. And to help mark it, the Bicycle Film Festival will hold its eighth event to round out the month of festivities. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Visit’ the men who helped Roebling get it done

The Green-Wood Historic Fund commemorates the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, 125 years ago to the day, May 24 at 1 p.m., with a special trolley tour of the final resting places of the men who played crucial roles in the construction of this renowned New York City landmark. Among them are. Comment.
Canarsie

Teen angst – American style!

Sundance Institute and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announced “American Teen,” written and directed by Nanette Burstein, has been selected as the Opening Night Film for the third annual Sundance Institute at BAM. Comment.
Canarsie

Ping Chong’s Undesirable Elements

BRIC Arts and Media continues its BRICstudio 2008 spring season of performances, running to June 4. Comment.
Canarsie

Earthman Experience

BAMcafé Live, at 30 Lafayette Avenue, the performance series curated by Darrell M. McNeill, concludes its line-up for May. BAMcafé Live events have no cover charge and no drink minimum. Comment.
Canarsie

Close-up look at Ghana life

In celebration of African Liberation Day, May 22, Habana Oupost presents “Back To My Roots,” an exhibition showcasing never before exhibited works by documentary photographer Stanley Lumax Jr. Comment.
Canarsie

Capezio is wild about ‘Chuck’

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, a philanthropic organization funded by the premier world-wide dance footwear and apparel manufacturer, Capezio Ballet Makers, announces the selection of Brooklynite Charles “Chuck” Davis as the 57th recipient of the Capezio Dance Award. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn’s bygone days leap into the 21st century

Afortuitous coincidence of seeing a child’s drawing of the Brooklyn Bridge in Williamsburg and the coming 125th year anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge inspired the City Reliquary’s upcoming exhibit. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn bursting to say Happy b’day to its icon

Brooklyn hosts a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge, May 22-26, featuring an array of fun and family-friendly cultural events commemorating the historic structure and highlighting the cultural diversity of the boroughs it unites. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn Bridge: Suspended

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will be hosting a series of lively events to commemorate this anniversary and celebrate the Brooklyn Bridge as an enduring city landmark and a feat of modern architecture. Comment.
Canarsie

Songs for Louis Moreau Gottschalk:

The memorial at the Green-Wood Cemetery to Louis Moreau Gottschalk, considered to be America's first great composer and a Civil War veteran, is in need of restoration. Since 1999, the Green-Wood Historic Fund has been holding a Memorial Day concert to raise funds to preserve the monument, and on May 26, the 10th annual outdoor event will be held at the cemetery with a lineup featuring local string acts. Comment.
Canarsie

Shhh...’Segreto’

Acentral figure in late 18th century Italian comic opera, Domenico Cimarosa (a contemporary of Mozart) enjoyed great popular success in his lifetime. “Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage)” — a two-act opera for six characters, composed in 1792 — is considered his masterpiece. Comment.
Canarsie

Regina brings you ‘Il Travatore’

Di quella pira, Stride la vampa, Tacea la notte, Il balen,” and the Anvil Chorus are just some of the great arias and ensembles you will hear when you attend Regina Opera Company’s production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” to be presented May 31-June 1, 7-8. Comment.
Canarsie

Cutting edge dance ‘Out of Space’

Danspace Project: Out of Space” will be performed at the BRICstudio, May 23-24 at 8:30 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

Be there for the saucy ‘Judgment of Paris’

Brooklyn-based dance group Company XIV presents the world premiere of “The Judgment of Paris,” an erotically charged show with a unique fusion of dance, theater and music, choreographed and directed by Austin McCormick. Comment.
Canarsie

Back from back in the day: Slick Rick returns to the mic

By Matthew Wolfe Comment.
Canarsie

Wretched Refuse

The Wretched Refuse String Band comes to the musical stage at Jalopy, May 30 at 9 p.m. The group is New York City’s oldest, largest, and most eclectic “local” bluegrass and old-time string band, still actively performing and recording after more than 35 years. Comment.
Canarsie

Sonic sisters of ‘Rising Appalachia’

The group Rising Appalachia (RA), Leah and Chloe Smith bring to stage their sibling sonics, ripe with luscious harmonies and deft delivery of banjo banter by two girls who love music as art and soul. Comment.
Canarsie

Rockers and Posers: Artists get in deep with portraits

For its latest group installation, "Rockers and Posers," the Gowanus-based studio facility and gallery space Brooklyn Artists Gym received submissions from all over the world for its portrait-themed show. Comment.
Canarsie

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus

After years of packing smaller houses around the city, the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus, which hosts a large number of Brooklyn-based performers, will make its debut at NYC’s 700-seat Peter Norton Symphony Space for its 86th Annual Spring Concert, June 1 at 4 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

International and local artists love ‘toying’ with Brooklyn

The Toy Theater Festival returns to DUMBO with international and local acts reviving the lost art of puppetry and miniature theater. Comment.
Canarsie

Faith and Identity: Snapshots of life in B’hurst

Though steadily losing its Italian identity amidst the influx of other immigrant groups, Bensonhurst remains a famous Italian enclave and one of Brooklyn’s links to the old world. Comment.
Canarsie

Band Fags: Straight- A students explore alternate lifestyles

Frank Anthony Polito, a Brooklyn-based actor and playwright, has just published his first novel, Band Fags! (Kensington Publishing, June 2008, Paperback/Original, $15). Comment.
Bay News

Xanthakis flirts with rematch - Republican mulls over challenge to Janel Hyer-Spencer

Assemblymember Janele Hyer-Spencer will likely have an opponent when she runs for re-election this November, but just who that will be is still unknown. Comment.
Bay News

Student makes brains glamorous

Stefania Sainato, a junior in the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University, double-majoring in English and communication studies with a minor in journalism, has been awarded The Ruth Whitney Scholarship from Glamour Magazine. Comment.
Bay News

Stressed out, Priced out - Coney residents fear losing apartments

Fears of being priced out of Coney Island led to a standing-room-only crowd at the United Community Baptist Church at 2701 Mermaid Avenue last week. Comment.
Bay News

NIA summer camp finds a new home - Program saved from the brink

There has been an eleventh hour turn of fate for a popular children’s summer camp in Dyker Heights. Comment.
Bay News

MTV gets ‘Real’ with Brooklyn - Brooklyn house to host 21st season of hit reality show

MTV’s hit reality show “The Real World” is coming to Park Slope – or Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill. Comment.
Bay News

Maimonides nurses get some extra ‘muscle’

Fugghetaboutit, I can fix you good. Comment.
Bay News

He’s got the whole world in his hands - BK teen to represent New York in National Geographic Society Bee

In 2007, purple fruit bats were discovered on the island of Mindanao in this South East Asian country. Name that country. Comment.
Bay News

DNA hunt for thug

Cops say they’re “going all out” in their hunt for the vicious thug who bashed a 69-year-old woman inside her Dyker Heights home. Comment.
Bay News

Cops hunt two in BK crime spree

Eight robberies committed in Canarsie, Sheepshead Bay, Mill Basin, downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan are believed to be the work of just two men, area cops said this week. Comment.
Bay News

Clues to your kidneys - Docs urge you to listen to what your body is saying

Feeling tired and weak? Have you noticed a loss of appetite? Are your feet or ankles swelling? Is your blood pressure out of control? Once you decide that your boss isn’t the cause, you should see your doctor and ask about your kidneys. Comment.
Bay News

CB11 clean up campaign

They say they’ve won the first round, but they’re not through with “him” yet. Comment.
Bay News

All pumped up over new gym

Health-smart boroughites have a new place to spring into action in – a New York Sports Club on 86th Street. Comment.
Bay News

Adler to make run for Civil Court slot - Former president of the Brooklyn Bar Association touts abilities

A Brooklyn Heights attorney who for a brief time represented former Assemblymember Clarence Norman in his troubles with the Kings County District Attorney’s office announced his intention to run for Civil Court last week – although he was vague on which of the three potentially open seats he was hoping to grab. Comment.
Bay News

Abbate eyes Fossella’s seat

Add Dyker Heights Assemblymember Peter Abbate to the growing list of Democratic contenders considering a run against bruised but still unbowed Rep. Vito Fossella. Comment.
Canarsie

1,000 Holocaust survivors to bear witness

To honor the memory of those killed in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, the Brooklyn-based Nachas Health Family Network is hosting its annual “Day of Remembrance” ceremony. Comment.

Expert: 9/11 was preventable

A counter-terrorism expert with 27 years with the NYPD told Brooklyn residents last week that 9/11 could have been prevented, and that another catastrophic attack on the city can be averted – if citizens remain alert. Comment.

Xanthakis mulls run for Bay Ridge assembly seat

Assemblymember Janele Hyer-Spencer will likely have an opponent when she runs for re-election this November, but just who that will be is still unknown. Comment.

Vito declares exit strategy - Disgraced Fossella says he won’t run again

Three weeks after Representative Vito Fossella’s double life began to unravel, the sole Republican in the city’s Congressional delegation has announced that he will not seek re-election. Comment.

86th Street gets a ‘chin up’ on healthy living

Health-smart boroughites have a new place to spring into action in – a New York Sports Club on 86th Street. Comment.

Test of musical knowledge

Teams from PS 236, 193 and 312 in Brooklyn will join 30 other teams from public schools throughout the city to compete in Riverside Symphony’s Music Memory Citywide Finals, May 28, 10:30 a.m., at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Comment.

Summer to get freakier in Coney Island - Developer promises ‘sideshow attractions’

A 100-pound rat munching on straw versus the human blockhead hammering spikes into his skull, or the world’s smallest woman versus a tattooed fire-eating lady. Comment.

Strykers help fight cancer - U.S. troops in Iraq take part in race for the cure

Soldiers at Camp Stryker in Iraq ran a 5-kilometer race that kicked off simultaneously with a Ride for the Cure bicycle race in Clarksville, Tenn., April 19. Comment.

Sixth Annual Senior Fair on tap - Event to provide elderly with resources and helpful information

State Senator Martin J. Golden, chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, will be hosting his Sixth Annual Senior Fair, May 23 from 12-3 p.m., to offer local seniors and their families an opportunity to learn of the services available to assist them with their property taxes, their prescription drug coverage, their personal safety, and their health. Comment.

Questions swirl around Victory’s ER - Many wonder how neighborhood care will be affected after closure

Victory Memorial Hospital’s emergency room is still open, as of press time. Comment.

NIA summer camp saved - Program finds new home at P.S. 229 on Benson Ave.

There has been an eleventh hour turn of fate for a popular children’s summer camp in Dyker Heights. Comment.

New rail yard fencing - Community welcomes better security around site

Call it the modern battle of Long Island. Comment.

More hours at the mobile library

Councilman Vincent J. Gentile announced that extended service hours for the mobile library van at the Fort Hamilton Branch. Comment.

Memory disorders

More than 10 percent of American adults over the age of 65, and approximately 50 percent of those older than 85, have memory disorders. Although not uncommon, memory decline is not a part of normal aging. Comment.

Jutrzenka Singing Society

The Polish Singers Alliance of America (PSAA) will hold their 59th District Seven Convention, May 31, hosted this year by Jutrzenka Singing Society female chorus #226 of South Brooklyn. Comment.

Jack Daniels toasts troops

Skoal! More than 200 volunteers took the opportunity to support the troops in Washington DC during the Jack Daniel’s-United Services Organizations’ “Toast to the Troops” care package stuffing party. Comment.

He’s got the whole world in his hands - Brooklyn kids to represent New York in National Geographic geography bee

In 2007, purple fruit bats were discovered on the island of Mindanao in this South East Asian country. Name that country. Comment.

Help coping with loss

Millennium Development has opened up a weekly venue for community residents dealing with grief, from 7-8:30 p.m. until June 19 at the John Malone Communi-ty Center, 2335 Bergen Avenue. Comment.

From Somoa to the arms of Uncle Sam

More than 10 years ago, Maranata Temese was an elementary school teacher living in American Samoa with his wife, Leaiseaiga, and their three children. Wanting to provide a better life for his family, he decided to join the military. But there was one problem: He was not a U.S. citizen. Comment.

Forum on Alzheimer’s

Leeza’s Place at Park Slope Geriatric Day Center will host a forum entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease: All the Facts and None of the Fiction,” May 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the center, 1 Prospect Park West. Comment.

Fleet Reserve Association looks back

The Fleet Reserve Association, (FRA) is a national organization that services former and current enlisted Navy, Marine and Coast Guardsmen. Branch 229 of New Windsor, New York covers the area throughout the Mid Hudson Valley and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Comment.

Five days to toast the Brooklyn Bridge

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans for a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.

Fingers crossed for new market

While Ridgites in the higher numbered streets are mourning the departure of their supermarket, slated to close next month, residents of the neighborhood close to Bay Ridge Avenue may have a pleasant surprise. Comment.

FIAO summers

The Federation of Italian Americans of Brooklyn (FIAO) is offering free summer programs for boys and girls, age 10-15, at the Beacon School at Seth Low Junior High School, West 11th Street and Avenue P. Comment.

Digital e-museum for kids

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the world’s first museum for kids, is also one of very few children’s museums internationally with a permanent collection of artifacts. Acquired over the past century, the museum’s collection now includes nearly 30,000 cultural objects and natural history specimens. Comment.

D.A outreach

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes has brought his staff to the local community to assist constituents with their problems. Comment.

Civilian look at U.S. military in ColOmbia

It’s been more than three decades since Tim Hudson bounced across this country’s back roads in an old Bluebird bus and ended up in the historic coastal town of Cartagena Colombia. Comment.

City Tech graduation ceremony

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will mark the annual rite of passage for graduating students at its 68th Com-mencement Exercises, June 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Comment.

Celebrate Liberty Weekend

The Friends of Historic New Utrecht invites you to Liberty Weekend 2008, May 31-June 1 at The New Utrecht Reformed Church, 84th Street and 18th Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Comment.

Brooklyn celebrates Memorial Day - Borough to honor America’s service men and women with parades and bands

Brooklyn residents will show off their patriotic pride this Memorial Day weekend, engaging in a variety of parades and memorials meant to pay homage to the men and women who have served the United States by putting themselves into the line of fire. Comment.

Beach cleanup

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Marine Sciences Section is sponsoring “Volun-teer Floatables Beach Surveil-lance” for the summer of 2008. Comment.

Back in the Air Force cockpit

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Paralyn McClain joined the military straight out of high school, but after an eight-year stint, decided to get out. Five years later, however, a love for the military and a desire to serve brought her back to the Air Force, and she hasn’t looked back for seven years. Comment.

A few step beyond hate - Forum looks for way to do better than ‘tolerance’

If there was one word in the English language that Hassan Askari would like to redefine, it would be the word “tolerate.” Comment.

Abbate eyes Vito’s seat

Add Dyker Heights Assembly-member Peter Abbate to the growing list of Democratic contenders considering a run against bruised but still unbowed Rep. Vito Fossella. Comment.
Bay News

Two sought in brazen Brooklyn robbery spree

Eight robberies committed in Canarsie, Sheepshead Bay, Mill Basin, downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan are believed to be the work of just two men, area cops said this week. Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

Rapist nabbed Comment.
Bay News

Jailhouse forum coming

The Brooklyn House of Detention Stakeholders invite members of the community to attend an open forum to discuss the future of the Brooklyn Jail on May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Belarusian Church, Atlantic Avenue and Bond Street. Comment.
Bay News

DNA hunt for vicious burglar - Cops on the trail of suspect wanted in bludgeoning attack on senior

Cops say they’re “going all out” in their hunt for the vicious thug that bashed a 69-year-old woman inside her Dyker Heights home. Comment.
Bay News

‘Real World’ to be shot here

MTV’s hit reality show “The Real World” is coming to Park Slope – or Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill. Comment.
Bay News

‘Forty Hours of Devotion’

The RC Parish of St. Finbar will celebrate the traditional “Forty Hours Devotion” beginning with Mass at 7:30 p.m., May 23 and ending with the 11:45 a.m. Mass, May 25. Comment.
Bay News

Two sought in crime spree - Cops say duo is responsible for string of eight robberies

Eight robberies committed in Canarsie, Sheepshead Bay, Mill Basin, downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan are believed to be the work of just two men, area cops said this week. Comment.
Bay News

Summer in Coney Island to get freakier - Thor promises ‘sideshow’ attractions

A 100-pound rat munching on straw versus the human blockhead hammering spikes into his skull, or the world’s smallest woman versus a tattooed fire-eating lady. Comment.
Bay News

Stars & stripes on parade - Brooklyn to honor American service men and women

Brooklyn residents will show off their patriotic pride this Memorial Day weekend, engaging in a variety of parades and memorials meant to pay homage to the men and women who have served the United States by putting themselves into the line of fire. Comment.
Bay News

Slow down on Oriental - Traffic light study for blvd.

Efforts to put more traffic lights on Oriental Boulevard appear much more likely this week following the tragic death of a Kingsborough Community College student on May 8. Comment.
Bay News

Sixth annual educational day at P.S. 194

Child scribe Anne Capeci took captivated first-graders on a jolly journey of words during a literacy salute at Public School 194. Comment.
Bay News

Retired 61st Pct. cops return to the beat

Nice to see you, to see you nice. Comment.
Bay News

P.S. 52 students reach new heights for health

Fancy-footed youngsters executed crowd-wowing moves during a jump-a-thon benefit to fight heart disease at Public School 52. Comment.
Bay News

Pay attention to your kidneys - Doctors urge you to listen to your body’s signals

Feeling tired and weak? Have you noticed a loss of appetite? Are your feet or ankles swelling? Is your blood pressure out of control? Once you decide that your boss isn’t the cause, you should see your doctor and ask about your kidneys. Comment.
Bay News

NIA summer camp finds a home - Popular program survives; Christa McAuliffe school to play host

There has been an eleventh hour turn of fate for a popular children’s summer camp in Dyker Heights. Comment.
Bay News

New York Knicks groove truck stops by P.S. 101

Ace students at Public School 101 vroomed into a class of their own when the New York Knicks Groove Truck pulled up to reward them for excelling at a literacy program. Comment.
Bay News

Nelson in bizarre cyber spat - Fired deputy chief of staff says he was councilman’s online hatchet man

One fact has emerged from the festering online flap between City Councilmember Michael Nelson and his former deputy chief of staff Robert Varley: the two won’t be adding each other to their buddy lists any time soon. Comment.
Bay News

Musical memory challenge - Brooklyn teams vie for citywide bragging rights

Teams from PS 236, 193 and 312 in Brooklyn will join 30 other teams from public schools throughout the city to compete in Riverside Symphony’s Music Memory Citywide Finals, May 28, 10:30 a.m., at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Comment.
Bay News

Memory problems

More than 10 percent of American adults over the age of 65, and approximately 50 percent of those older than 85, have memory disorders. Although not uncommon, memory decline is not a part of normal aging. Comment.
Bay News

Manhattan Beach Yom Hashoah service

Tears marked the occasion as the faithful hailed the birth of the Land of Milk and Honey, and recalled the sacrifices of the Holocaust’s dead, with a joint tribute at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center. Comment.
Bay News

Maimonides nurses get some extra muscle

Fugghetaboutit, I can fix you good. Comment.
Bay News

MADD about you: activists hail local cops

Mothers Against Drunk Driving delivered a tall salute to Brooklyn’s Finest by feting them with a tribute at Bay Ridge Manor to mark Crime Victims Rights Week. Comment.
Bay News

Get help dealing with loss

Millennium Development has opened up a weekly venue for community residents dealing with grief, from 7-8:30 p.m. until June 19 at the John Malone Community Center, 2335 Bergen Avenue. Comment.
Bay News

Fossella won’t seek re-election

Three weeks after Representative Vito Fossella’s double life began to unravel, the sole Republican in the city’s Congressional delegation has announced that he will not seek re-election. Comment.
Bay News

Forum on jail’s future

The Brooklyn House of Detention Stakeholders invite members of the community to attend an open forum to discuss the future of the Brooklyn Jail on May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Belarusian Church, Atlantic Avenue and Bond Street. Comment.
Bay News

Ford St. update

In last week’s story about Ford Street a controversial marina in Sheepshead Bay was mistakenly attributed to “The Breakers” development. The area in question is actually part of another nearby development at 2908 Emmons Avenue. We regret the error. Comment.
Bay News

Firefighters fight deadly surf too

Three firefighters from Ladder Company 161 turned to their fire hoses for mooring lines Saturday as they swam out to rescue three teens found stranded in the Coney Island surf. Comment.
Bay News

Day of Remembrance ceremony coming - 1,000 Holocaust survivors to speak out and give testimony about Nazi atrocities

To honor the memory of those killed in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, the Brooklyn-based Nachas Health Family Network is hosting its annual “Day of Remembrance” ceremony. Comment.
Bay News

Coney fears keeping a roof over its head

Fears of being priced out of Coney Island led to a standing room only crowd at the United Community Baptist Church at 2701 Mermaid Avenue last week. Comment.
Bay News

Brighton lights up Israel parade - Nabe to offer big presence

The June 1 Salute to Israel Parade up 5th Avenue will have shofars blowing, dancers tapping, drummers drumming and one more thing – a Russian accent. Comment.
Bay News

A winning world view - BK kid to represent NY in National Geographic geography bee

In 2007, purple fruit bats were discovered on the island of Mindanao in this South East Asian country. Name that country. Comment.
Bay News

Annual senior fair

State Senator Martin J. Golden, chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, will be hosting his Sixth Annual Senior Fair, May 23 from 12-3 p.m., to offer local seniors and their families an opportunity to learn of the services available to assist them with their property taxes, their prescription drug coverage, their personal safety, and their health. Comment.
Bay News

Alzheimer’s facts

Leeza’s Place at Park Slope Geriatric Day Center will host a forum entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease: All the Facts and None of the Fiction,” May 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the center, 1 Prospect Park West. Comment.
Bay News

Adler to vie for Civil Court bench

A Brooklyn Heights attorney who for a brief time represented former Assemblymember Clarence Norman in his troubles with the Kings County District Attorney’s office announced his intention to run for Civil Court last week – although he was vague on which of the three potentially open seats he was hoping to grab. Comment.
Bay News

Abbate eyes run for Fossella’s seat - New York State assemblyman says he’s seriously considering run

Add Dyker Heights Assemblymember Peter Abbate to the growing list of Democratic contenders considering a run against bruised but still unbowed Rep. Vito Fossella. Comment.

Pitching keeps Falcons flying

Mike Hanrahan, in his first year as varsity baseball coach at Bishop Ford High School, at times has been impressed with his team’s performance, especially with their pitching, which has certainly carried the Falcons, a member of the Catholic High Schools Athletic Association. The Falcons entered the week playing .500 ball at press time. Comment.

Whole lotta rhythm here

Ethereal ribbon dances were among the eye-popping performances when Aviator Sports & Recreation presented the Rhythmic Gymnastics Qualifying Championships during a two-day spectacle that featured “the best rhythmic athletes in the country.” Comment.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

King Bees of ‘A’ west division - Telecommunications Yellow Jackets at the top of the heap

With the playoffs right around the corner, baseball in Brooklyn is heating up as teams vie for coveted playoff spots. But there is only one team that has been able to clinch their division title and that is the Telecommunications Yellow Jackets (13-1). On May 5, the Yellow Jackets, with an 11-0 shutout win over New Utrecht, were able to wrap up their third title in four years. But the title only proves that they are the king bees of the “A” West division as they are a perfect 8-0 against divisional opponents. All stats are as of press time. Comment.

Getting it done on the court and on the field - Xaverian hurler impresses many

Pitching, defense, a tight infield and versatility have been the key ingredients for the success of the varsity baseball team at Xaverian High School. In addition, as Varsity Head Coach Dennis Canale puts it, the success is based on the camaraderie of the team. Comment.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Williamsburg

‘Chin strap’ fiasco costs Lincoln

A disagreement in softball is nothing new, whether it be an argument about a safe call at first base or an out call at home plate. But it is rare when a disagreement is over a chin strap. Comment.
Williamsburg

Wrestling stars to grapple here

The superstars from East Coast Professional Wrestling are invading St. Patrick’s Church, 9511 Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, May 17. Comment.
Williamsburg

Whole lotta rhythm here - Aviator hosts 2-day Rhythmic Gymnastics event

Ethereal ribbon dances were among the eye-popping performances when Aviator Sports & Recreation presented the Rhythmic Gymnastics Qualifying Championships during a two-day spectacle that featured “the best rhythmic athletes in the country.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Track & Field Carnival

The Second Annual Red Hook Track and Field Carnival and Road Race will be held on May 16, 17, and 18. Comment.
Williamsburg

Pitching keeps Falcons flying

Mike Hanrahan, in his first year as varsity baseball coach at Bishop Ford High School, at times has been impressed with his team’s performance, especially with their pitching, which has certainly carried the Falcons, a member of the Catholic High Schools Athletic Association. The Falcons entered the week playing .500 ball at press time. Comment.
Williamsburg

King Bees of ‘A’ west division - Telecommunications Yellow Jackets at the top of the heap

With the playoffs right around the corner, baseball in Brooklyn is heating up as teams vie for coveted playoff spots. But there is only one team that has been able to clinch their division title and that is the Telecommunications Yellow Jackets (13-1). On May 5, the Yellow Jackets, with an 11-0 shutout win over New Utrecht, were able to wrap up their third title in four years. But the title only proves that they are the king bees of the “A” West division as they are a perfect 8-0 against divisional opponents. All stats are as of press time. Comment.
Williamsburg

Getting it done on the court and on the field - Xaverian hurler impresses many

Pitching, defense, a tight infield and versatility have been the key ingredients for the success of the varsity baseball team at Xaverian High School. In addition, as Varsity Head Coach Dennis Canale puts it, the success is based on the camaraderie of the team. Comment.
Williamsburg

CNG hails outstanding athletes - Chain hails All-City players

Holy Cross’s Sylven Landesberg and Murry Bergtraum’s Krystal Parnell were honored as high school basketball players of the year by Community Newspaper Group, which publishes this paper. Paul Gilvary of Holy Cross and Ed Grezinsky of Bergtraum were also honored as high school basketball coaches of the year. Comment.
Williamsburg

It’s time to ‘Eat, drink and be hopeful’

Under the evening sky with the Brooklyn Bridge overhead, restaurants throughout Brooklyn will come together at 6 p.m. (VIP admission)/7 p.m. (Premium & General admissions), May 20 at the Tobacco Warehouse for the American Cancer Society’s Second Annual Eat, Drink & Be Hopeful fundraiser. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ham it up BK...the Burger Battle of the Borough is here

What is the best burger in New York City? It is a question that produces nearly as many answers as there are burger-eaters. But on May 20, it will be answered once and for all. Comment.
Williamsburg

Chew on this: Brooklyn restaurant tastier than ever

The tip of Brooklyn’s culinary iceberg was splendidly on display at the borough’s annual foodie pig-out, Brooklyn Eats. Comment.
Williamsburg

Unreported hate crimes

It is an ugly reality, but hatred still lives in Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Street crime on the decline, cops say - 63rd Pct. records 2.5 drop

A quarter of the way into 2008, the streets of the 63rd Precinct are slightly safer than they were at this point in 2007, cops announced at this month's Precinct Community Council meeting. Comment.
Williamsburg

Snatcher apprehended

A wild morning purse-snatching ended in a quick arrest last week. The suspect snatched a pocketbook in the vicinity of East 2nd Street and Avenue T, and fled, running behind an East 2nd Street address. The suspect allegedly kicked in the door of the home, seeking a quick hideaway—to no avail. Cops from the 61st Precinct, seen here, rushed to the scene, and arrested the suspect without incident. Comment.
Williamsburg

Police hunt burglary brute - Reward being offered for capture of senior citizen’s attacker

A $2,000 reward has been offered for the capture of a brutal burglar who clubbed a 69-year-old woman inside her Dyker Heights home last week. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cyclist struck on Ocean Pkwy - Livery cab collides with 73-year-old

A Midwood senior was left clinging to life after his bike was struck by a livery car at the corner of Ocean Parkway and Avenue R, officials said Tuesday. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Real World’ coming to a nabe near you - MTV reality show about seven strangers living together to come to BK this summer

MTV’s hit reality show “The Real World” is coming to Park Slope – or Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Pier’ to ‘pier’ - Ferry service to make return

As part of its recently announced initiative to subsidize and expand the city’s water transportation network, the city has agreed to build a $1.25 million ferry dock at Schaeffer Landing. Comment.
Williamsburg

Walk against fire cuts - Lives could be saved with more funding: marchers

Feeling burned by the city’s refusal to re-open what they call two pivotal neighborhood firehouses, a group of concerned citizens toured all of the sites that could have been saved if the shuttered engine companies were still in operation. Comment.
Williamsburg

Public service honor for BK educator - Verone Kennedy receives The Fund for the City of NY’s Sloan Public Service award

It is not only an award and a prize. It is a challenge. Comment.
Williamsburg

Note-passing robber sought

He’s written so many notes, his hand must be cramping. Comment.
Williamsburg

Locals celebrate their Bike festish

Bicycle enthusiasts from around the city came together last Saturday for the fourth annual Bike Fetish Day, the street fair for bikes hosted by the City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg. Comment.
Williamsburg

Landmark honors - Historic sites recognized in ceremony

Four Brooklyn buildings that have been lovingly restored were among 10 recognized recently by a citywide organization dedicated to preservation. Comment.
Williamsburg

Harsher penalties - State ups sentence for acts against elderly

Senior citizens aren’t easy targets anymore. Comment.
Williamsburg

FiOS coming to BK

Brooklyn’s cable television customers may soon have another provider to choose from—and more channels to occupy their attention. Comment.
Williamsburg

Connecting through the arts in NYC - Williamsburg artist Noah Jemisin receives honor from public school program

A Williamsburg artist is lending his expertise to public school students. Comment.
Williamsburg

BURG ‘n’ POINT - Brooklyn galleries send their love - New openings at Williamsburg showrooms Parker’s Box, Ch’i Gallery and Cinders

They say that when it rains, it pours. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes it rains just enough to disillusion you without going overboard and completely ruining your day. Like this Friday, when Williamsburg was hit with a rather blasé rainstorm that ended up being more of a nuisance than anything else. Good thing there were multiple art openings that night! Can you feel my enthusiasm? Comment.
Williamsburg

Bklyn responds to Myanmar disaster - Brooklyn’s Burmese community feels helpless after cyclone strikes their homeland

Kyaw Htet’s eyes were frantic as he scrolled down on the Web page of a Burmese-language news site. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bklyn native makes it big in business - Philanthropist and former Dell executive Mort Topfer remembers his local roots

Philanthropist Mort Topfer has never forgotten his roots. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bklyn Designs shows off the goods - Three-day design show draws more than 70 local craftsmiths to DUMBO

More than 70 cutting-edge artisans delivered the lowdown on scope, precision and style during “Brooklyn Designs” a three-day design showcase in DUMBO, featuring the artistry of talented local craftsmiths of furniture, lighting, linens, rugs, and accessories. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bklyn Bridge birthday celebration - City to mark 125th year of iconic bridge with five days of cultural events

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans for a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
Williamsburg

BCUE marks new home

A 30-year facility, “dedicated to educating individuals about the built and natural environments of New York City,” reaped the fruits of its labors when it celebrated the grand opening of its new “green” headquarters in Gowanus. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bargemusic founder honored

Olga Bloom was 57-years-old in 1976 when she gave up her career as a violinist and violist to create Bargemusic. Comment.
Williamsburg

Assistance in the home - Rep. unveils new health care iniative for senior tenants

Rep. Nydia Velazquez unveiled new legislation this week to help the growing number of senior and disabled tenants in public housing access home health care services. Comment.
Williamsburg

A sign for peace on the Gowanus - Billboard spreads anti-war message

A new billboard urging the U.S. to get out of Iraq and avoid another war with Iran greeted drivers on the Gowanus Expressway this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

Area choir to sing on prestigious stage - Students at PS 250 to perform at Carnegie Hall on May 21 as part of LinkUP!

For one talented group of young Brooklyn singers, the road to Carnegie Hall passes over the Williamsburg Bridge. Comment.
Williamsburg

A greener Brooklyn in your future - Council approves zoning regulations to mandate green space in front yards

While a flurry of development over the past several years has decreased the amount of green space in the city, new zoning regulations recently approved by the City Council are expected to put the brakes on that trend. Comment.
Williamsburg

A car-free Bedford soon to be a reality

Plans are in the works to close a stretch of Bedford Avenue to traffic during four Saturdays this summer, allowing the vibrant street to function as an outdoor plaza. Comment.
Letters

Rockin’ for our Troops

On behalf of The USO of Metropolitan, NY, the US Marines Children Scholarship Fund, & Operation Gratitude, I would like to thank all of you who came and supported our recent ‘Rockin’ for Our Troops’ event. Comment.
Letters

Here’s to you, coach

The secret is out, Coach Ralph Marotta is a very special community leader in Brooklyn and as our enabler, he guides us to success in our many chosen fields of endeavor. Comment.
Letters

Good people in action

On May 1, at about 7:15 p.m., my parents and I were traveling down Bay Parkway when a minor car accident took place in the lane beside us between 85th Street and 86th Street. Comment.
Williamsburg

NOT FOR NUTHIN’ - Where were you 1973?

Lately the only thing you hear on the news, besides our politicians’ lack of morals, is the soaring price of gasoline. Recently while waiting on line at the pump to fill up my car my mind drove back to those heady days of being a new driver and facing the Fuel Embargo of 1973. Comment.
Williamsburg

GUEST OP-ED - Keeping the promise to fight education cuts

As a former school teacher I know the importance of having proper funding to plan teaching strategies to educate the kids. That’s why I’ve been such a strong advocate for fair and equal education funding. I’m proud to announce that my Assembly colleagues and I were successful in keeping our promise to oppose the budget cuts that the State and the city were trying to impose in this year’s budget. Comment.
Williamsburg

A BRITISHER’S VIEW - Why should we care about gay Muslims?

If Islam reviles homosexuality and ignores lesbianism, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Americans last fall, “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country,” then there’s more chance of a pig praying five times a day than of mainstream believers heeding a crusade by gay Muslims to “negotiate a new relationship” with their unyielding faith. Comment.
Williamsburg

CONSUMERS’ CORNER - Brooklyn bagel delights

This week we’re going to take care of your appetite. We at the Consumer Corner know that you need a lot of fuel to power you through those shopping excursions, so here’s a place you might want to stop in for some tasty nourishment. Comment.
Williamsburg

Souped up ‘Speed’ gets stuck in gear

Speed Racer” is an overlong Technicolor marvel with the body of a Ferrari and the engine of an Edsel. Comment.
Williamsburg

Shell head socks it to ‘em at the movies

Wittier than Spider-Man, cooler than Batman, Robert Downey Jr.’s invincible Iron Man has got more one-liners than Toby Maguire and more high-tech toys than Christian Bale, Val Kilmer and George Clooney combined. Comment.
Williamsburg

Polish shorts with ‘Cinergy’

The Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF) brings a selection of short Polish films to Greenpoint in Brooklyn, May 14 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. This free event takes place at Studio B, 259 Banker Street near Meserole Avenue. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Retumba’ hits KCC campus

The final performance on the free Sundays at Kingsborough series takes place May 18 at 3 p.m. and features “Retumba!” Comment.
Williamsburg

Waterfront Museum is packed with entertainment

New things are happening at the Waterfront Museum, docked across the street from the Fairway Market in Red Hook. Expect a full lineup of entertainment, educational programs and expanded open hours for the spring. Comment.
Williamsburg

Tastes of Bklyn

Extending from the southern point of Staten Island to the northern point of the Bronx, the five boroughs of New York City offer a wealth of restaurants and cuisines that pay homage to the boroughs’ diverse communities and people. Comment.
Williamsburg

Slope house tour

The 49th Annual Park Slope Civic Council House Tour takes place May 18 from 12-5 p.m. starting from The Berkeley Carroll School, 181 Lincoln Place between Seventh & Eighth avenues. Comment.
Williamsburg

Samurai, superhero

The Brooklyn Museum presents the Japanese Film series, “From Samurai to Superhero” in May and June. Watch cinematic visions of Japan, including films that influenced Takashi Murakami and classics that depict both traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. Discussions follow select films. Comment.
Williamsburg

Knock-out finale

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra will be joining forces with the Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn for the last concert of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra’s 35th season. Comment.
Williamsburg

High-flying kite festival coming

The Annual Williamsburg Kite Festival returns for its fourth year May 17 from 12-5 p.m. at McCarren Park, Bedford Avenue and North 12th Street (the rain date is June 8). Comment.
Williamsburg

Get out there...the BCUE urban tours are here

The Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment (BCUE) presents its “Spring 2008 Urban Tours,” which includes exciting events throughout May and June. Comment.
Williamsburg

Franklin up close

Ryan Repertory Company presents “Ben – A Very Personal Account of Benjamin Franklin” by Bernard Myers, edited by June Clark and Barbara Parisi; Parisi also directs. Comment.
Williamsburg

Dancing with the traveling bone

“And Possibility,”a traveling dance about traveling choreographed by Abigail Levine, will be performed May 18, June 1 and 8. The show superimposes the color-rich images and fantasies of tourism onto the backdrops of our city’s neighborhoods. Comment.
Williamsburg

BRICstudio 2008 spring season

BRIC Arts and Media continues its BRICstudio 2008 spring season of performances, running to June 4. Comment.
Williamsburg

BCAP presents ‘¡Sofrito!’

The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College closes its 2007-08 Season with ¡Sofrito!, a FamilyFum series event, performed by master storyteller David Gonzalez with Larry Harlow and the Latin Legends Band, May 18 at 2 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Always ‘Beware of a Holy Whore’

Rainer Fassbinder's film “Beware of a Holy Whore” comes to life this weekend when an all-new staged theatrical adaption of the 1971 film by the filmmaker premieres on stage at Chelsea's Visual Arts Theater in Manhattan. Comment.
Williamsburg

World drumming

The Young Fish School of World Drumming will continue Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music’s “Music for Families” series at Brooklyn Conservatory concert hall, May 18 at 3 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

The LOX Lounge moves to Reggae rhythms

Revival Reggae Sundays, weekly dance parties paying tribute to some of the reggae industry’s biggest artists, continue this month at the LOX Lounge, 15 Putnam Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

The delightful sounds of the African diaspora

Pre-school and young school-age children and their caregivers are invited to the Audubon Center in Prospect Park for a free event, May 18, 2-4 p.m. Musicians and storytellers Hasan Bakr and Kevin Nathaniel will introduce the children to the sounds of Africa and the African Diaspora through the story of a young musician, a magician, and how they save their village from the evil giant Abiyoyo. Instruments include the djembe, mbira, bongo, and shekere. Comment.
Williamsburg

Sons & Heirs sends birthday wishes to iconic Morrissey

Smiths fans, mark your calendars. Comment.
Williamsburg

Music in the air

Brooklyn-based, all-female Bella Voce Singers and Artistic Director Jessica Corbin present “I Hear Music in the Air” at St. Saviour’s Church, 611 Eighth Avenue in Park Slope, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Comment.
Williamsburg

Inside the world of Noel Coward

Noël Coward, a true renaissance man, is one of the major writers of the 20th century. He is remembered for his witty, sophisticated plays, but his total body of work is much more. Comment.
Williamsburg

Company XIV ‘messes’ with Helen and her many lovers

The tale of Helen of Troy and her lovers has been told plenty of times – but never like this. Comment.
Williamsburg

Clare and the Reasons and Osso String Quartet

After performances from such local, diverse talent as Shayna Steele and her eight-piece R&B band, the Alan Ferber Nonet and string ensemble Fire in July, the Ditmas Park concert series at arts magnet P.S. 217 starts to wind down with indie rock band Clare and the Reasons and the Osso String Quartet. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Leaf & Circle’ at the Prospect Park Audubon Center

Leaf & Circle, an innovative exhibit by artist Jessica Baker at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, now to May 26. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Constants and Variables’

Two new shows are opening at Safe-T-Gallery May 15: Judith Nilson’s “Five Paintings” and Anders Goldfarb’s “Constants and Variables.” Comment.
Williamsburg

31st DanceAfrica Festival aims for rejuvenation & enlightenment

BAM’s longest running performance series — and one of America’s largest and most vibrant celebrations of African and African American dance, music, and culture — continues with the 31st DanceAfrica Festival. Created in 1977 to heighten awareness of African culture, the festival has evolved into a positive, high-spirited Memorial Day Weekend tradition that brings together the entire community. Comment.
Williamsburg

She just loves sharing the spotlight with kids and puppies

By day, Jane Lovascio is a medical sales representative, but by night, the Brooklyn native is a children’s book author. Comment.
Williamsburg

Popping: The Rebirth of Fresh

Tanekeya Word will share her bold analysis of fashion, art and feminism with the vibrant, fast-paced exhibit “Popping: The Rebirth of Fresh” at The Gallery at Harriet’s Alter Ego, 293 Flatbush Avenue between St. Marks and Prospect places in Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bindman’s room full of sax

Spoke the Hub presents tenor saxophonist and composer David Bindman and his ensemble in the world premiere of “Tales of a Time Traveler,” to the performed at 7:30 p.m., May 18 at Spoke the Hub, 295 Douglass Street (between Third and Fourth avenues) on the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Audition for the ballet

The School of American Ballet (SAB), the country’s preeminent ballet academy, will hold special free auditions for boys and girls ages six to 10 for the 2008-09 Winter Term, May 17, 5:30 p.m. at PS 170, 7109 Sixth Avenue in Bay Ridge. Children must be at least six-years-old by September 1 in order to audition. Comment.

King Bees of ‘A’ west division

With the playoffs right around the corner, baseball in Brooklyn is heating up as teams vie for coveted playoff spots. But there is only one team that has been able to clinch their division title and that is the Telecommunications Yellow Jackets (13-1). On May 5, the Yellow Jackets, with an 11-0 shutout win over New Utrecht, were able to wrap up their third title in four years. But the title only proves that they are the king bees of the “A” West division as they are a perfect 8-0 against divisional opponents. All stats are as of press time. Comment.
Williamsburg

Madison, Lincoln in the driver’s seat

As the regular season winds down in the PSAL Brooklyn softball circuit, playoff spots have yet to be finalized. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Suite’ way to watch basketball - New Barclays Center Showroom opens its doors

Both fans and sponsors are lining up to become involved in the as yet-to-be-built Barclays Center Arena, future home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets basketball franchises. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Artful’ principal wins the day - P.S. 24’s Christina Fuentes wins Janklow Award

A Park Slope resident is keeping arts education alive. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Wrong way Recchia

congestion tax, Councilmember Domenic Recchia said he was elected to lead. Apparently, he forgets who he is leading. When he voted with the mayor to raise our property taxes by 18.5 percent, he said he was doing it for his constituents. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Way to go, coach!

The secret is out, Coach Ralph Marotta is a very special community leader in Brooklyn and as our enabler, he guides us to success in our many chosen fields of endeavor. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Stroke awareness

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Each year about 700,000 Americans suffer from a new or recurrent stroke. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Spring arts fest

Public School 295 will host its “Feria De Arte de Primavera” (Spring Arts Festival) for kids of all ages from 1-5 p.m., May 17. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Special show for BK Music School Playhouse

As part of a “Performathon” to benefit the 96-year-old Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, the BMS Music and Dance departments will come together for a performance at 6 p.m., May 17. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Showdown on the Gowanus - Wrangling over future development to intensify

Officials last week gathered along the banks of the Gowanus Canal, anticipating the significant changes in store for this once gritty neighborhood abutting the long polluted waterway. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Robber packs pen - Cops hunt for note-passing bank bandit

He’s written so many notes, his hand must be cramping. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ribbon is cut on new BCUE headquarters

A 30-year facility, “dedicated to educating individuals about the built and natural environments of New York City,” reaped the fruits of its labors when it celebrated the grand opening of its new “green” headquarters in Gowanus. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Proud of you all

On May 1, at about 7:15 p.m., my parents and I were traveling down Bay Parkway when a minor car accident took place in the lane beside us between 85th Street and 86th Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Prospect Park alliance uses its head

Bonnets, straw boaters and sunhats topped the crop – vying for attention with other eye-pleasing headwear – when the Prospect Park Alliance held a benefit hat party by the waterfront. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Parkers’ delight in the Slope - New street cleaning regulations finally give motorists a break

The French might have Bastille Day, the Americans Independence Day, and the Canadians, the aptly named Canada Day. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

MTV gets ‘Real’ with Brooklyn - Area house to host show

MTV’s hit reality show “The Real World” is coming to Park Slope – or Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Minerva keeps eye on Liberty

Neighborhoods may keep them apart, but the frozen gaze between Lady Liberty and Minerva remains intact—for now. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Living large - surrounded in Brooklyn style

More than 70 cutting-edge artisans delivered the lowdown on scope, precision and style during “Brooklyn Designs” a three-day design showcase in DUMBO, featuring the artistry of talented local craftsmiths of furniture, lighting, linens, rugs, and accessories. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Landmark day for Brooklyn buildings - Library, courthouse among sites slated with historic designation

Four Brooklyn buildings that have been lovingly restored were among 10 recognized recently by a citywide organization dedicated to preservation. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

K-9 Good citizen test

If you’ve ever wondered if your dog is socially acceptable, there’s only one way to find out. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

It’s ‘Hammer time’ in Park Slope

Many people see situations and lament that “somebody should do something.” One person who is doing something to make New York City a better place is Craig Hammerman, an “extraordinary” volunteer who inspires, motivates and organizes citizens to solve problems, improve lives and build stronger communities. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

It’s my Park Day in the Slope

Welcome spring and sunny weather with music, games and art in the playground, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during a family day to celebrate the basketball courts, squeaky swings, and slippery slides of Brooklyn’s Park Slope Playground, between Fifth & Sixth avenues and Lincoln & Berkeley places. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Help clean up the park

Take ownership of your green spaces and join Prospect Park for a day of cleaning and greening one of New York’s most magnificent public recreation areas, May 17. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Grab a complimentary facial

Come join the fun, May 18 from 1-6 p.m. at the Flawless Fifth Avenue Fair Fest at Flawless Beauty Apothecary in Park Slope, which will feature complimentary facials, product demonstrations, personalized skin consultations, free product giveaways, raffles, refreshments and more. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

FUREE to hold convention

Several hundred families and members of Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE) will hold their annual convention to demand elected officials and candidates to respond to policies that affect low income families, May 17 from 1-3 p.m. at PS 67, 51 Edwards Street in Fort Greene. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Fossella mum on political future

Mum’s the word for lusty lawmaker Rep. Vito Fossella, as the embattled pol continues to mull his political future. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Five days to celebrate the Brooklyn Bridge

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans for a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

FiOS TV plugging into Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s cable television customers may soon have another provider to choose from—and more channels to occupy their attention. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Eyes on the streets

Brooklyn Courier

ESU public session

Empire State College of the State University of New York will hold public information sessions about its undergraduate degree programs at 6 p.m., May 12 and 3 p.m., May 22 at the college’s Brooklyn location, 20 New York Avenue, corner of Herkimer Street, third floor, in Williamsburg. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Court Street sizzles with spring delights

Merrymakers pounded the pavement during a community revel when the Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation hosted a spring festival along Court Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Councilmember Letitia James hit with $5K fine - Official socked after failing to provide documentation to CFB

City Councilmember Letitia James last week was slapped with a $5,000 fine thanks to her connections with an old crony of convicted former Democratic boss Clarence Norman. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Coop drops bottled H20

Members of The Park Slope Food Coop voted at the Coop’s general meeting to discontinue selling bottled water. The measure passed by an overwhelming margin. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BK boy (really) makes good - Philanthropist Mort Topfer makes $1M gift to Gilda’s Club

Philanthropist Mort Topfer has never forgotten his roots. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Billboard urges change in U.S. policy - BK activists try new strategy to help end war

A new billboard urging the U.S. to get out of Iraq and avoid another war with Iran greeted drivers on the Gowanus Expressway this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Beach clean-up

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Marine Sciences Section is sponsoring “Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance” for the summer of 2008. Comment.
Kings Courier

Warm weather feeds crooks’ desires

There’s spring cleaning, then there’s spring protection. Comment.
Kings Courier

Top cops break up dangerous gunplay

The quick thinking and action of a grizzled plainclothes sergeant and a member of his hand-picked anti-crime team earned both the “Cop of the Month” honors at the recent 70th Precinct Community Council meeting. Comment.
Kings Courier

Shomrim Patrol helps nab accused pedophile - 70th Pct. Community Council hails group

The Flatbush Shomrim Safety patrol was honored at the recent 70th Precinct Community Council meeting for nabbing a serial pedophile after he molested three young children in local parks. Comment.
Kings Courier

Savvy scribes put themselves in the state senate

If I were a senator, I would… Comment.
Kings Courier

Residents urged to watch out for stolen goods

The New York City Police Department is working in partnership with Community Board 12 and the community in attempting to further reduce burglaries in the 66th Precinct. Comment.
Kings Courier

Remembering the six million

Hitler’s evil was recalled – and tribute paid to the memories of his massacred – when the Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center presented its annual Holocaust observance. Comment.
Kings Courier

P.S. 255 salutes stellar class of kids

Public School 255’s best and brightest young scholars were presented with “Student of the Month” honors for all their hard work, excellent attendance and showing unmitigated kindness towards others. Comment.
Kings Courier

Ps236 perv furor - Many say school kept mum on scandal

Parents are outraged that the press – and not P.S. 236’s administration or the city Department of Education (DOE) – informed them that a school volunteer sent vulgar text messages to a 12-year-old boy. Comment.
Kings Courier

Nottingham meet

The next meeting of the Nottingham Association will be at 8 p.m., in the lower level of PS 193, 2515 Avenue L, corner of Bedford Avenue. Comment.
Kings Courier

New boss at the helm of the 70th Pct.

The 70th Precinct welcomed a new commanding officer last week in Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte. Comment.
Kings Courier

Murrow student survives cancer to star on stage

Just call Edward R. Murrow H.S. student Julie Reed “Ms. Marvel” – and a nifty thespian to boot. Comment.
Kings Courier

Mom’s memory inspires boy scout to eagle rank

Troop 20 scout and Kingsborough Community College freshman Danny Wing has accomplished his goal – to make his late mom proud. Comment.
Kings Courier

Midwood High School’s storybook world - Students craft fantastic tales of wonder and awe

Paper clouds pasted onto the blackboard offer up inspiration. Comment.
Kings Courier

Kings Bay Y holds solemn Yom Hashoah observance

Poignant memories drew survivors to a community-wide Holocaust memorial ceremony service at the Kings Bay Y. Comment.
Kings Courier

Jesse Jackson comes to Brooklyn - Reverend weighs in on borough’s foreclosure crisis

If one issue comes to define the arena of economic populism in the first decade of the 21st century, that issue may well be the epidemic of foreclosures afflicting middle and working class Americans who watch as government bailouts and subsidies seem to go to the country’s richest corporations and residents. Comment.
Kings Courier

Death on the roads

Kings Courier

Cops prepare for ‘cut day’ - Annual beach bash puts 61st Pct. on alert

Senior “cut” day is coming and the new commander of the 61st Precinct says that he’s ready for it. Comment.
Greenpoint

Sizing up spill - State to find scope of oil slick

The House of Representatives recently passed an amendment to a previous Environmental Protection Agency study on the Newtown Creek Oil Spill designed to produce a more definitive assessment of the largest coastal oil spill in United States history. Comment.
Greenpoint

Public service honors for Brooklyn’s Verone Kennedy

It is not only an award and a prize. It is a challenge. Comment.
Greenpoint

East River ferry service to resume

As part of its recently announced initiative to subsidize and expand the city’s water transportation network, the city has agreed to build a $1.25 million ferry dock at Schaeffer Landing. Comment.

Cupcake bakers vie for top prize

More than 150 aspiring pastry chefs, foodies, and cupcake fanatics stuffed themselves into Union Pool (484 Union Avenue) Monday night for the Brooklyn Kitchen’s Second Annual Cupcake Cookoff. Comment.
Greenpoint

Cops seek note-passing bandit

He’s written so many notes, his hand must be cramping. Comment.
Greenpoint

City to mark Brooklyn Bridge’s 125th year

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans for a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
Greenpoint

Call for food donations - Greenpoint church needs help in meeting rising demand

The Greenpoint Food Pantry needs your help. Comment.
Greenpoint

Brooklyn landmarks honored by city - Four borough buildings recently restored recognized by city Landmarks agency

Four Brooklyn buildings that have been lovingly restored were among 10 recognized recently by a citywide organization dedicated to preservation. Comment.
Greenpoint

BK to host ‘Real World’ - Reality show headed to a neighborhood near you

MTV’s hit reality show “The Real World” is coming to Park Slope – or Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill. Comment.
Greenpoint

A greener Brooklyn in your future - City Council passes zoning regulation mandating green space at the front of homes

While a flurry of development over the past several years has decreased the amount of green space in the city, new zoning regulations recently approved by the City Council are expected to put the brakes on that trend. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Walking to save lives - Protesters advocate for more funding to keep firehouses open

Feeling burned by the city’s refusal to re-open what they call two pivotal neighborhood firehouses, a group of concerned citizens toured all of the sites that could have been saved if the shuttered engine companies were still in operation. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Toll Brothers plan goes online

Toll Brothers’ Gowanus plan has gone virtual. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Toast the Brooklyn Bridge over 5 days in May

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans for a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The art of the working waterfront

With its long-term future in Red Hook recently assured, Brooklyn’s maritime community took a moment this week to recognize its rich past. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Special salute to philanthropist and ‘Gilda’s Club’ friend

Philanthropist Mort Topfer has never forgotten his roots. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Reformed regulations are a parker’s delight

The French might have Bastille Day, the Americans Independence Day, and the Canadians, the aptly named Canada Day. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Minerva keeps her view

Neighborhoods may keep them apart, but the frozen gaze between Lady Liberty and Minerva remains intact—for now. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

James slapped with $5k fine - Questions arise over expenditures

City Councilmember Letitia James last week was slapped with a $5,000 fine thanks to her connections with an old crony of convicted former Democratic boss Clarence Norman. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

It’s ‘anchors away’ in Red Hook - Plan also calls for ferry service at locations throughout Brooklyn, city

Ferry service might return to Red Hook, an area underserved by mass transportation. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Greener blocks...over time - City Council backs new Yards requirements

While a flurry of development over the past several years has decreased the amount of green space in the city, new zoning regulations recently approved by the City Council are expected to put the brakes on that trend. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Fossella keeps mum on his next move - Pressure mounts on disgraced congressman to resign from office

Mum’s the word for lusty lawmaker Rep. Vito Fossella, as the embattled pol continues to mull his political future. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

FiOS TV is plugging into the borough

Brooklyn’s cable television customers may soon have another provider to choose from—and more channels to occupy their attention. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Burma cyclone tragedy hits home in Brooklyn

Kyaw Htet's eyes were frantic as he scrolled down on the Web page of a Burmese-language news site. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A landmark day for four buildings - Library, courthouse among Brooklyn sites to win historic designation

Four Brooklyn buildings that have been lovingly restored were among 10 recognized recently by a citywide organization dedicated to preservation. Comment.
Flatbush

Under the wire hate crimes in BK

It is an ugly reality, but hatred still lives in Brooklyn. Comment.
Flatbush

Top crime busters - 70th Police Pct. hails two of its finest

The quick thinking and action of a grizzled plainclothes sergeant and a member of his hand-picked anti-crime team earned both the “Cop of the Month” honors at the recent 70th Precinct Community Council meeting. Comment.
Flatbush

Rev. Jesse Jackson in Brooklyn - National activist weighs in on borough’s housing foreclosure crisis

If one issue comes to define the arena of economic populism in the first decade of the 21st century, that issue may well be the epidemic of foreclosures afflicting middle and working class Americans who watch as government bailouts and subsidies seem to go to the country’s richest corporations and residents. Comment.
Flatbush

6,000,000 remembered - Congregants honor lives lost in Holocaust

Hitler’s evil was recalled – and tribute paid to the memories of his massacred – when the Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center presented its annual Holocaust observance. Comment.
Flatbush

New 70th Pct. commander - Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte meets with community

The 70th Precinct welcomed a new commanding officer last week in the name of Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte. Comments (1).
Flatbush

It’s a storybook world for students - Young Brooklyn writers develop their talent for spinning tales

Paper clouds pasted onto the blackboard offer up inspiration. Comment.
Flatbush

Hop to it: P.S. 198 jumps for healthy lives

Fancy-footed youngsters executed crowd-wowing moves during a jump-a-thon benefit to fight heart disease at Public School 198. Comment.
Flatbush

Flatbush plans for a brighter future

Issues of environmental sustainability and affordable housing top the list of goals enunciated by Flatbush residents who participated in a several- month-long planning initiative that focused on the neighborhood. Comment.
Flatbush

Couldn’t do it without ya: salute to volunteers

Big-hearted senior vollies received a golden salute for their selflessness during a tribute ceremony at the Midwood Senior Center. Comment.
Flatbush

Cops save the day during fire

Local police officers morphed into emergency smoke eaters Tuesday as they helped a group of seniors escape an all-hands fire on Ocean Parkway in Flatbush. Comment.
Flatbush

Cops hunt for bank bandit with writer’s cramp

He’s written so many notes, his hand must be cramping. Comment.
Flatbush

Bigger, but not better - Community Board 14 wrangles over new zoning

A follow-up discussion on the proposed rezoning of Flatbush focused intently on a small portion of the neighborhood, specifically the area where Victorian homes predominate. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Wide Street’ compromise - Resident calls for alternative to zoning text amendment

Carroll Gardens residents interested to safeguarding their traditional low-rise community from overdevelopment view passage of a zoning text amendment affecting six blocks in the neighborhood as the first step in realizing the downzoning they’ve always wanted. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Force-fed’ charter school

Red Hook parents are criticizing the city Department of Education (DOE) for making important decisions without seeking their input. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Boots on the ground’ at the canal - Wrangling over Gowanus development in high gear

Officials last week gathered along the banks of the Gowanus Canal, anticipating the significant changes in store for this once gritty neighborhood abutting the long polluted waterway. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Vito mum on next move - Pressure mounts on disgraced congressman to resign

Mum’s the word for lusty lawmaker Rep. Vito Fossella, as the embattled pol continues to mull his political future. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Toll site now online

Toll Brothers’ Gowanus plan has gone virtual. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Toast the Brooklyn Bridge for 5 days

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans for a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Shuttered firehouse crawl is a walk of shame - Group challenges mayor’s decision to shut down sites

Feeling burned by the city’s refusal to re-open what they call two pivotal neighborhood firehouses, a group of concerned citizens toured all of the sites that could have been saved if the shuttered engine companies were still in operation. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Send PAVE to PAL, many say - Red Hook residents urge city to house academy inside Miccio Ctr.

The charter school slated to open at P.S. 15 should be moved to a nearby location, according to Red Hook residents. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New street-cleaning rules are a parker’s delight

The French might have Bastille Day, the Americans Independence Day, and the Canadians, the aptly named Canada Day. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

MTV gets ‘Real’ with Brooklyn

MTV’s hit reality show “The Real World” is coming to Park Slope – or Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Land ho! Red Hook eyed for ferry stop

Ferry service might return to Red Hook, an area underserved by mass transportation. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

It’s ‘Hammer time’ for extraordinary vollie - Craig Hammerman inducted into NYC Hall of Fame

Many people see situations and lament that “somebody should do something.” One person who is doing something to make New York City a better place is Craig Hammerman, an “extraordinary” volunteer who inspires, motivates and organizes citizens to solve problems, improve lives and build stronger communities. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Heading to new IKEA by land and sea - Furniture superstore to provide free water taxis; bus service to be extended too

Along with fashion-forward bookshelves and coffee tables, IKEA will be bringing transportation options to Red Hook. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Greener BK blocks over time

While a flurry of development over the past several years has decreased the amount of green space in the city, new zoning regulations recently approved by the City Council are expected to put the brakes on that trend. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Councilmen to contractors: You break it, you fix it

New York City Council Members James S. Oddo and Simcha Felder called on the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a new rule requiring those who make cuts into public streets, as part of the construction of one, two, or three family dwellings, to restore the pavement back to its original condition from curb to curb. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

CGNA talk comes to a boil

If it sounds crazy, it probably is. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Burma tragedy hits home

Kyaw Htet’s eyes were frantic as he scrolled down on the Web page of a Burmese-language news site. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Lit Match’ competition

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz invites Brooklynites ages 14-19 to submit stories, poems, essays, spoken word and raps for the third annual “Lit Match” teen writing contest, part of the Young Readers and Writers Program of the Brooklyn Book Festival. Comment.
Canarsie

Waterfront Museum fun

New things are happening at the Waterfront Museum, docked across the street from the Fairway Market in Red Hook. Expect a full lineup of entertainment, educational programs and expanded open hours for the spring. Comment.
Canarsie

Unity is the watchword for local residents

As part of a larger initiative to bring Starrett City residents closer together, and bridge the gaps between the various cultures, religions, and age groups in the community, the UJA-Federation of New York sponsored a free Unity Festival, organized by the Jewish Community Council of Canarsie. Comment.
Canarsie

Under the radar hate crimes - Forum looks at violence directed at Brooklyn’s LGBT community

It is an ugly reality, but hatred still lives in Brooklyn. Comment.
Canarsie

Training BK contractors to go green

The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and Kingsborough Community College have formed a partnership to provide low-cost training for small to mid-size contractors and builders who want to earn the green building certification they will need to stay competitive and meet New York City’s PlanNYC 2030 environmental goals. Comment.
Canarsie

Support group and social network for people with multiple sclerosis

To provide vital social support to individuals in the Brooklyn community and the surrounding boroughs who have multiple sclerosis (MS), New York Methodist Hospital is introducing a four-session group for individuals who have been diagnosed with MS during the past two years. Comment.
Canarsie

Spring Arts Fest

Public School 295 will host its “Feria De Arte de Primavera” (Spring Arts Festival) for kids of all ages from 1-5 p.m., May 17. Comment.
Canarsie

New hours at pier - Changes to affect spring, summer crowds

While many Canarsiens will be welcoming in summer this Memorial Day weekend by flocking to local recreation areas, one of the most popular of them will be marking the holiday by restricting access to it. Comment.
Canarsie

New bill to help safeguard Starrett City

Two local lawmakers last week hailed a bill that passed the House of Representatives as a step forward in keeping Starrett City’s federally subsidized affordable housing protected. Comment.
Canarsie

Moms & dads vent anger at MLB - Many criticize the game for marketing gang colors to neighborhood youth

Angered about the spread of gang violence throughout their communities, Brooklyn mothers and community activists from more than a dozen police precincts visited the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office to learn how to identify gang members and the local businesses that cater to their interests. Comment.
Canarsie

Mideast peace panel

Brooklyn For Peace will present a panel discussion by three distinguished speakers on Israel and Palestine, May 21 at 7 p.m., as part of their “Visions for Peace” series. Comment.
Canarsie

Marmara takes reins of the 69th Police Pct.

Canarsie residents are getting both a top crime fighter and a quality-of-life community advocate in their new 69th Precinct commanding officer, Captain Milt Marmara. Comment.
Canarsie

Many disappointed with DOE forum - Disenchanted Brooklyn parents wonder why neighbors choose to stay away

Parents must demand that the city Department of Education (DOE) involve them in school matters, according to education advocates. Comment.
Canarsie

Mamalu Cafe fun & games - Innovative playspace has lots to offer in June

Mamalu Café, Play & Munch Ground will hold a number of events throughout June and is currently running its new Playspace by Italy’s Play, which now includes a new purple and green sneak-a-peek rocket cylinder and kaleidoscope. Comment.
Canarsie

Living right with P-Star - Teen rapper joins Brookdale to promote health

What better way to encourage children to participate in a fitness program than to give them an opportunity to “work out” with one of their peers…a successful rap star at the age of 13. Comment.
Canarsie

Landmark day for four - Historic designation for sites

Four Brooklyn buildings that have been lovingly restored were among 10 recognized recently by a citywide organization dedicated to preservation. Comment.
Canarsie

Holocaust commemoration

An annual Holocaust commemoration program, sponsored by the Young Israel of Midwood, will be held at 8 p.m., May 18 in the synagogue’s social hall, 1694 Ocean Avenue. Comment.
Canarsie

Hilton finds a ‘suite’ deal in Brooklyn - International hotel chain moving into space inside new Gold Street tower

The Hilton Hotel chain announced last week that two of their hotel products – the Homewood Suites and Hilton Garden Inns – will be moving into one of the Oro Towers at 313 Gold Street. Comment.
Canarsie

Here come the vikings

The Scandinavian East Coast Museum will be hosting its annual Viking Fest at Bliss/Owl’s head Park on 68th Street and Colonial Road from 12-5 p.m., May 17. Comment.
Canarsie

Help for Bklyn start-ups

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) has become a new regional center of the New York State Small Business Development Center (NYS SBDC), offering fulltime expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses in Brooklyn. Comment.
Canarsie

Go fly a kite in BK- High-flying festival returns to borough

On Saturday May 17, you can tell Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents to go fly a kite – literally. Comment.
Canarsie

Garbage collection is a sticky situation - New spate of rules make putting your trash out at the curb a challenge

Generating trash is the easy part – getting rid of it all is the real problem. Comment.
Canarsie

FUBA to mark its first 11 years - Civic celebrating with gala banquet at the Glen Terrace

Next month, one Canarsie group will be celebrating 11 years of service to the community. Comment.
Canarsie

FUBA takes on the gang culture - Assembly funding helps energize civic’s innovating intervention program

Gang prevention programming is on the syllabus for one local youth program. Comment.
Canarsie

FiOS TV plugs into BK - New agreement paves the way for fiber optic network

Brooklyn’s cable television customers may soon have another provider to choose from—and more channels to occupy their attention. Comment.
Canarsie

Find out about great gardens

Enjoy a self-guided Garden Walk through more than a dozen private gardens and nine community gardens in historic Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, and Clinton Hill during the Brownstone Brooklyn Garden District’s (BBGD) 11th Sunday Garden Walk, June 8. Comment.
Canarsie

Educator makes case for excellence - Celebrated City Tech teacher’s career is full of firsts

It may be necessary to add a new chapter to The Book of Firsts, chronicling the journey of Assistant Professor Jeannette Espinoza-Sanchez, JD, to her teaching position at New York City College of Technology/CUNY (City Tech). Comment.
Canarsie

Discover the great outdoors at Prospect Park

There are lots of exciting activities going on at Prospect Park this month. Here’s the rundown of all the special and ongoing events happening throughout June in Brooklyn’s biggest park. Comment.
Canarsie

D.A. touts Citizen’s Action Ctr.

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes has brought his staff to the local community to assist constituents with their problems. Comment.
Canarsie

Congregants honor lives lost in Holocaust

The horrors of the Holocaust were recalled during a poignant memorial at Congregation Aaasfard & Talmud Torah. Comment.
Canarsie

City Tech graduation

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will mark the annual rite of passage for graduating students at its 68th Commencement Exercises, June 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Comment.
Canarsie

Celebrity Softball

The High School of Sports Management, in partnership with the Brooklyn Cyclones, will hold its Second Annual Celebrity/Charity Softball Game at KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, June 7 at 1 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

Cantorial Shabbat

Temple Sholom and Madison Jewish Center present their Cantorial Shabbat Service, led by Cantors Steve Shor and Leslie Timer, who will be joined by adults and childrens choirs at 9:30 a.m., May 17. Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie History on display - Exhibition to highlight military items ‘used in actual battle’

After Canarsie’s Memorial Day parade ends, a history lesson will begin. Comment.
Canarsie

Burmese cyclone tragedy felt here - Refugee community scrambles to lend victims aid

Kyaw Htet’s eyes were frantic as he scrolled down on the Web page of a Burmese-language news site. Comment.
Canarsie

Brothers-in-arms visit comrades in hospital

Proving that brothers-in-arms always look out for one another, members of the Rankin-Healy VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post paid a friendly visit to the vets, currently hospitalized at the VA Medical Center, 800 Poly Place in Bay Ridge. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn’s ‘emergency’ building situation

Almost half of all emergency building declarations issued in New York City over the past year were made in Brooklyn, a recent study revealed. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn Borough hall celebrates Jewish heritage salute to Israel

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Jewish Heritage Committee hosted the Brooklyn Jewish Heritage Night Salute to Israel ceremony and reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Comment.
Canarsie

Bank ‘invests’ in pantry - St. John’s Bread for Life gets help as demand increases

As recent headlines describe a worldwide food crisis of soaring prices and increased hunger, families close to home are struggling as well. Comment.

Bank bandit with writer’s cramp

He’s written so many notes, his hand must be cramping. Comment.
Canarsie

An entrepreneurial boost - Small Business Development Ctr. helps many starting out

Borough entrepreneurs looking to open or expand their businesses have a local place of support, thanks to the opening of a new assistance unit at City Tech. Comment.
Canarsie

Achilles Track Club

A new chapter of the Achilles Track Club is currently being formed by Brooklyn Chapter founder Ilina Zablozki-Amir. Comment.
Bushwick

Dom edges Vito in cash - Recchia has bigger war chest for congressional run

Even though he hasn’t officially thrown his hat into the ring, City Councilman Domenic Recchia has out-raised incumbent Congressman Vito Fossella in the race for Bay Ridge’s 13th Congressional District, according to recent Federal Election Commission filings. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

‘Hey! You don’t look a day over 124!’ 5-day celebration to mark Brooklyn Bridge’s 125th b’day

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans for a five-day celebration in honor of the 125th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

What a way top off an event - Prospect Park Alliance benefit is head & shoulders above the rest

Bonnets, straw boaters and sunhats topped the crop – vying for attention with other eye-pleasing headwear – when the Prospect Park Alliance held a benefit hat party by the waterfront. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Visions for Peace

Brooklyn For Peace will present a panel discussion by three distinguished speakers on Israel and Palestine, May 21 at 7 p.m., as part of their “Visions for Peace” series. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Very ‘artful’ principal carries the day - Public School 24’s Christina Fuentes wins Janklow Award by ArtsConnection

A Park Slope resident is keeping arts education alive. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Training for greener buildings

The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and Kingsborough Community College have formed a partnership to provide low-cost training for small to mid-size contractors and builders who want to earn the green building certification they will need to stay competitive and meet New York City’s PlanNYC 2030 environmental goals. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Toll Brothers site online

Toll Brothers’ Gowanus plan has gone virtual. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Pretty as a picture

Brooklyn Heights

Parkers’ delight: Street cleaning rules suspended - ‘This is the best news ever,’ motorist declares

The French might have Bastille Day, the Americans Independence Day, and the Canadians, the aptly named Canada Day. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Nothing gets between these two ladies - Minerva monument to retain line of sight with Statue of Liberty

Neighborhoods may keep them apart, but the frozen gaze between Lady Liberty and Minerva remains intact—for now. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

MTV gets ‘Real’ with BK

MTV’s hit reality show “The Real World” is coming to Park Slope – or Red Hook, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

LIVING LARGE...SURROUNDED IN CUTTING-EDGE BKLYN STYLE

More than 70 cutting-edge artisans delivered the lowdown on scope, precision and style during “Brooklyn Designs” a three-day design showcase in DUMBO, featuring the artistry of talented local craftsmiths of furniture, lighting, linens, rugs, and accessories. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Landmark day for four buildings

Four Brooklyn buildings that have been lovingly restored were among 10 recognized recently by a citywide organization dedicated to preservation. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

James slapped with fine - CFB has questions about primary expenditures

City Councilmember Letitia James last week was slapped with a $5,000 fine thanks to her connections with an old crony of convicted former Democratic boss Clarence Norman. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Heading to IKEA by land and sea

Along with fashion-forward bookshelves and coffee tables, IKEA will be bringing transportation options to Red Hook. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Greener Brooklyn blocks...over time - City Council backs new Yards amendment

While a flurry of development over the past several years has decreased the amount of green space in the city, new zoning regulations recently approved by the City Council are expected to put the brakes on that trend. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Fossella mum on political future - Disgraced congressman tight-lipped as pressure to resign mounts

Mum’s the word for lusty lawmaker Rep. Vito Fossella, as the embattled pol continues to mull his political future. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Flawless 5th Ave.

Come join the fun, May 18 from 1-6 p.m. at the Flawless Fifth Avenue Fair Fest at Flawless Beauty Apothecary in Park Slope, which will feature complimentary facials, product demonstrations, personalized skin consultations, free product giveaways, raffles, refreshments and more. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Firehouse walk of shame - Group rails against mayor’s refusal to re-open stations

Feeling burned by the city’s refusal to re-open what they call two pivotal neighborhood firehouses, a group of concerned citizens toured all of the sites that could have been saved if the shuttered engine companies were still in operation. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

FiOS TV plugging into BK - New agreement paves the way for Verizon network

Brooklyn’s cable television customers may soon have another provider to choose from—and more channels to occupy their attention. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Fantastic voyage...Ferry service resurfacing

Ferry service might return to Red Hook, an area underserved by mass transportation. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Curves/Avon fitness study needs you

With more than four million members worldwide, most would think the Curves women’s fitness franchise has nothing to prove. But the company is going above and beyond and looking for participants in the Bensonhurst area to be a part of the Curves/Avon Fitness Study to ensure that everyone knows the power of the Curves workout program. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Court Street sizzles

Merrymakers pounded the pavement during a community revel when the Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation hosted a spring festival along Court Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Burma crisis hits home - Refugee community scrambles to lend support

Kyaw Htet's eyes were frantic as he scrolled down on the Web page of a Burmese-language news site. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn boy makes (really) good - Tall salute to philanthropist Mort Topfer after he makes million-dollar donation to ‘Gilda’

Philanthropist Mort Topfer has never forgotten his roots. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

BCUE opens new HQ

A 30-year facility, “dedicated to educating individuals about the built and natural environments of New York City,” reaped the fruits of its labors when it celebrated the grand opening of its new “green” headquarters in Gowanus. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Art of the working waterfront

With its long-term future in Red Hook recently assured, Brooklyn’s maritime community took a moment this week to recognize its rich past. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

African-American life in old New York

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum will present a lecture by Dr. Sherrill D. Wilson on the history of African-Americans in New York City from 1637-1865. Free and open to the general public, the event begins at 12 p.m., May 17 at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road. Comment.
Bay News

Under the wire hate crimes - Forum looks at violence directed at LGBT community

It is an ugly reality, but hatred still lives in Brooklyn. Comment.

Turn your summer into a real page-turner

Summertime has arrived and the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is celebrating in a major way. June marks the beginning of their Summer Reading Initiative, which the whole family can enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Comment.
Bay News

6th annual Asian Pacific heritage Festival

Traditional lion, peacock and fan dances marked the fanfare during an Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park. Comment.
Bay News

St. Anselm RC school mass honors Feast Day

St. Anselm RC School celebrated a Mass in honor of the Feast Day of St. Anselm of Cantebury. Comment.
Bay News

Sensational young scribes in the spotlight

If I were a senator, I would… Comment.
Bay News

Mamalu fun and games

Mamalu Café, Play & Munch Ground will hold a number of events throughout June and is currently running its new Playspace by Italy’s Play, which now includes a new purple and green sneak-a-peek rocket cylinder and kaleidoscope. Comment.
Bay News

Luminaries enter Fontbonne Hall of Fame

A group of Bay Ridge stalwarts was honored for their “hard work and contributions” to Brooklyn’s students during a Hall of Fame induction at Fontbonne Hall Academy. Comment.
Bay News

Greek mythology inspires creativity in Mckinley students

Mighty Zeus must be giving them an A-plus from the heavens above. Comment.
Bay News

Fossella keeps quiet

Mum’s the word for lusty lawmaker Rep. Vito Fossella, as the embattled pol continues to mull his political future. Comment.
Bay News

Delivery man’s accused attacker busted

Cops last week arrested a suspect in the brutal knife attack of a restaurant deliveryman. Comment.
Bay News

Celebrating The ‘art’ of neighborhood life

Family frolics were on the agenda as mom, dad and the kids headed to Bay Ridge for a day of community fun at the Narrows Botanical Garden. Comment.
Bay News

B’hurst ‘citizens’ fight back

Residents in Bath Beach and Bensonhurst aren’t taking their problems lying down – they’re mobilizing. Comment.
Bay News

BWECC meeting

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council’s (BWECC) next meeting will be held at 8 p.m., May 19 at new meeting quarters, the United Progressive Democratic Club House, 29 Bay 25th Street. Comment.
Bay News

Bklyn leads in unsafe buildings - Borough is ground zero for troubled projects

Almost half of all emergency building declarations issued in New York City over the past year were made in Brooklyn, a recent study revealed. Comment.
Bay News

A greener city...over time - City Council backs Yards amendment requiring more green space

While a flurry of development over the past several years has decreased the amount of green space in the city, new zoning regulations recently approved by the City Council are expected to put the brakes on that trend. Comment.
Bay News

A Cry for housing - Coney Alliance demands to be heard

All the attention in Coney Island may now be centered on new rides, hotels and condos, but a developing coalition of labor, clergy and community groups is speaking out and challenging the city to start seriously addressing the lack of an adequate affordable housing component in its redevelopment plan. Comment.

Vito mum on his next move - Disgraced rep keeps silent on future plans

Mum’s the word for lusty lawmaker Rep. Vito Fossella, as the embattled pol continues to mull his political future. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Burmese cyclone tragedy felt here - Refugee community scrambles to lend aid

Kyaw Htet’s eyes were frantic as he scrolled down on the Web page of a Burmese-language news site. Comment.

Train to be greener

The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and Kingsborough Community College have formed a partnership to provide low-cost training for small to mid-size contractors and builders who want to earn the green building certification they will need to stay competitive and meet New York City’s PlanNYC 2030 environmental goals. Comment.

76th Street suffers that sinking feeling

The sinkhole drew onlookers and city workers to 76th Street between Third and Fourth avenues. The massive hole was covered with a steel plate. Comment.

Third Avenue Merchants push for a full agenda - Group talks conservation, health care and more

Fuel conservation, health care costs and the need for more food stores were on the agenda when the Third Avenue Merchants Association met at the Greenhouse Café in Bay Ridge. Comment.

Spring fling barn dance and more - Fort Hamilton Senior Center events in May

For more than 40 years, the Fort Hamilton Senior Center has provided the community with diverse and exciting programming, catering to all interests and skill levels. Comment.

School forum leaves Bklyn parents cold - Many wonder why moms & dads stay away

Parents must demand that the city Department of Education (DOE) involve them in school matters, according to education advocates. Comment.

P.S. 48 kid wins ‘Keats’ award

Public School 48 student Amir Ramadan, of Class 4-507, has been named the winner of a 22nd Annual “Ezra Jack Keats” Bookmaking Competition. Comment.

Prospect Park activities coming in June - Enjoy a myriad of exciting events and programs at Brooklyn’s emerald jewel

There are lots of exciting activities going on at Prospect Park this month. Here’s the rundown of all the special and ongoing events happening throughout June in Brooklyn’s biggest park. Comment.

NYANA celebrates 59th Passover seder

The New York Association for New Americans (NYANA), celebrated its 59th Passover seder, an event coinciding with New York City’s Immigration Heritage Week, in which New York City celebrated the impact immigrants have had and continue to have in shaping America. Comment.

Military lives in the spotlight for students - University of Cincinnati students get a surprise visit from Uncle Sam

Three veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan arrived unannounced on the University of Cincinnati campus to lead classroom discussions with about 250 students and shed light on their military lives. Comment.

Mideast discussion

Brooklyn For Peace will present a panel discussion by three distinguished speakers on Israel and Palestine, May 21 at 7 p.m., as part of their “Visions for Peace” series. Comment.

Making mothers even more beautiful - Pilo Arts Day Spa and Salon gives Brooklyn moms extra-special attention

Looking good for Mother’s Day was as near as a trip to Pilo Arts Day Spa and Salon where a day of beauty primped mom, complete with freebies and tips from the pros. Comment.

Making a case for excellence - City Tech teacher enjoys a career full of firsts

It may be necessary to add a new chapter to The Book of Firsts, chronicling the journey of Assistant Professor Jeannette Espinoza-Sanchez, JD, to her teaching position at New York City College of Technology/CUNY (City Tech). Comment.

Landmark day for four BK buildings - Library, courthouse among latest round of designations honoring historic past

Four Brooklyn buildings that have been lovingly restored were among 10 recognized recently by a citywide organization dedicated to preservation. Comment.

Land ho! Bay Ridge eyed for ferry

Brooklynites took to the waters again, as ferry service resumed between the 58th Street Pier in Sunset Park and Wall Street in Manhattan. Comment.

Holocaust survivors offer sobering words for I.S. 187 - Couple relates chilling account of Nazi atrocities

It was a history lesson the students won’t soon forget. Comment.

Greener blocks...over time - NYC Council backs Yards amendment requiring more green space

While a flurry of development over the past several years has decreased the amount of green space in the city, new zoning regulations recently approved by the City Council are expected to put the brakes on that trend. Comment.

Green Church leaves behind some infertile ground

If Bay Ridge’s venerable Green Church – which is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places – is torn down by the congregation without prior governmental review, future developers of the site may find that they are not able to draw on federal funding for their projects. Comment.

Graduate to ‘Active First’

Pvt. Raymond Loree has become the first Army National Guard soldier to graduate directly into the active Army’s ranks through a new program called “Active First,” in which recruits commit to service in the active-duty Army followed by service in the National Guard. Comment.

Go fly a kite in Brooklyn - McCarren Park to host high-flying festival

On Saturday May 17, you can tell Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents to go fly a kite – literally. Comment.

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Not resting in peace Comment.

From Mingus to Coltrane Jazz in BK - Friends of Historic New Utrecht welcome outstanding artists for knock-out concert

Friends of Historic New Utrecht welcomed the Jazz Big Band and Jazz Ensemble from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, who performed the repertory of seminal jazz figures such as Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk, as well as the works of lesser known figures and original compositions as. Comment.

Flying high for mother - Late mom inspires Eagle scout

Troop 20 scout and Kingsborough Community College freshman Danny Wing has accomplished his goal – to make his late mom proud. Comment.

FiOS TV plugging into Brooklyn homes - New agreement opens borough up to Verizon fiber optic cable network

Brooklyn’s cable television customers may soon have another provider to choose from—and more channels to occupy their attention. Comment.

Find out how great BK gardens grow - Walking tours of over a dozen sites

Enjoy a self-guided Garden Walk through more than a dozen private gardens and nine community gardens in historic Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, and Clinton Hill during the Brownstone Brooklyn Garden District’s (BBGD) 11th Sunday Garden Walk, June 8. Comment.

End to stellar 33-year career - Sergeant Major William J. Gainey bids troops farewell

In what may have been the shortest retirement speech ever, Army Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey looked out at the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard honor guards in formation and, in less than a minute, said goodbye to 33 years in uniform. Comment.

Duke is in the house

General William Wallace, Commanding General of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command made a visit to the Army’s Times Square Recruiting Station in New York City, to present awards and meet local dignitaries. Comment.

DOD welcomes sons & daughters

As the children of Defense Department employees arrived in throngs for National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, they transformed the normally serene Pentagon courtyard in Washington, DC, into a circus, replete with clowns, animals, and arts and crafts. Comment.

Demonstrators rally against China games - Human Rights Torch Relay stretches across the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn helped fanned the flame of controversy when it played host to a traveling human torch relay that has traveled more than 80,000 miles across the world to decry the Communist Chinese government in time for the Beijing summer games, August 8-24. Comment.

Cops hunt bank bandit with writer’s cramp

He’s written so many notes, his hand must be cramping. Comment.

Chemistry’s there for Army specialist

Army Spc. Vivek Mishra, a chemical operations specialist born and raised in central India, took a rather unusual route to his new life as a US Citizen. Comment.

Burmese nightmare felt on Bklyn streets - Refugee community scrambles to offer aid

Kyaw Htet’s eyes were frantic as he scrolled down on the Web page of a Burmese-language news site. Comment.

Brothers-in-arms always stick close - VFW visits comrades at VA medical center

Proving that brothers-in-arms always look out for one another, members of the Rankin-Healy VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post paid a friendly visit to the vets, currently hospitalized at the VA Medical Center, 800 Poly Place in Bay Ridge. Comment.

Brooklyn ‘Flip’ in Baghdad

Pictured is Brooklyn native Richard “Flip” Wilson, talking with Iraqi children in a village in the Taji Quada section, northwest of Baghdad. Wilson’s mission is to teach the children the importance of working with the Iraqi soldiers to create a safe and secure Iraq. Wilson serves as the commander of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds”, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. Comment.

Bread for Life gets a much-needed boost - Independence Community Foundation aids food pantry as demand increases

As recent headlines describe a worldwide food crisis of soaring prices and increased hunger, families close to home are struggling as well. Comment.

Assembly’s 2008 summer reading challenge - Colton encourages neighborhood students to take part in annual event

Assemblyman William Colton reminds children and families that the Assembly’s 2008 Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner and that his office will again distribute the assembly’s brochures to schools and parents. Colton, a former NYC school teacher, knows full well the value of reading, especially during summer vacation. Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

By Tom Tracy Comment.
Bay News

Zoning drives new MBNA, rival says - Manhattan Beach Community Group president criticizes breakaway organization

Democracy, inclusion, diversity – all these high-minded ideals have been given to explain the formation of the newly-formed Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association (MBNA). Comment.
Bay News

We’re more than zoning, MBNA sez

We’re not a one-trick pony. Comment.
Bay News

Vito mum on his next move

Mum’s the word for lusty lawmaker Rep. Vito Fossella, as the embattled pol continues to mull his political future. Comment.
Bay News

Truckers irk residents

Wayward delivery trucks are straying off course in Bensonhurst and neighborhood residents are scrambling to find the emergency brake. Comment.
Bay News

Training paves the way to greener buildings

The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and Kingsborough Community College have formed a partnership to provide low-cost training for small to mid-size contractors and builders who want to earn the green building certification they will need to stay competitive and meet New York City’s PlanNYC 2030 environmental goals. Comment.
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Take the 2008 summer reading challenge - Assemblyman urges students to get involved

Assemblyman William Colton reminds children and families that the Assembly’s 2008 Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner and that his office will again distribute the assembly’s brochures to schools and parents. Colton, a former NYC school teacher, knows full well the value of reading, especially during summer vacation. Comment.
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Survivors bear witness to Holocaust horrors

Luna Park resident Zina Zeidel moved the audience to a hush when she took to the podium and recited a poem about loss of her family, and the destruction of her hometown, during a Holocaust memorial at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center. Comment.
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Special salute to Children’s champs

Victoria Secret Angel and top model, Selita Ebanks presented New York Giants Super Bowl XLII hero, David Tyree, with the Children’s Champion Award at the Children of the City Benefit hosted by Steve Schirripa of the Sopranos and The Tonight Show, and Superstar New Jersey Net, Richard Jefferson at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York. Board member and local businessman Rocco Basile, was also a Children’s Champion Award Recipient. Comment.
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Special NYANA seder is held

The New York Association for New Americans (NYANA), celebrated its 59th Passover seder, an event coinciding with New York City’s Immigration Heritage Week, in which New York City celebrated the impact immigrants have had and continue to have in shaping America. Comment.
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Sowing the seeds for greener blocks - City Council backs Yards amendment

While a flurry of development over the past several years has decreased the amount of green space in the city, new zoning regulations recently approved by the City Council are expected to put the brakes on that trend. Comment.
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Shabbat Service

Temple Sholom and Madison Jewish Center present their Cantorial Shabbat Service, led by Cantors Steve Shor and Leslie Timer, who will be joined by adults and childrens choirs at 9:30 a.m., May 17. Comment.
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Sensational scribes put themselves in the senate

If I were a senator, I would… Comment.
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P.S. 254 breaks out of the classroom for spring games

A tug-o-war battle, relay races and sprint dashes were among the fun games that had youngsters from Public School 254 challenging mettle while engaging in some down time during a sports day at the Malone Center in Bergen Beach. Comment.
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Park clean up

Take ownership of your green spaces and join Prospect Park for a day of cleaning and greening one of New York’s most magnificent public recreation areas, May 17. Comment.
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Parents need greater voice, advocates say - Forum on mayor control fails to draw big crowd

Parents must demand that the city Department of Education (DOE) involve them in school matters, according to education advocates. Comment.
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Mideast peace panel discussion

Brooklyn For Peace will present a panel discussion by three distinguished speakers on Israel and Palestine, May 21 at 7 p.m., as part of their “Visions for Peace” series. Comment.
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Meet the captain

The 62nd Precinct Community Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., May 20 at the precinct’s station house, Bath Avenue and Bay 22nd Street. Comment.
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MBNA wants to get physical - Free Pilates exercise class coming to Manhattan Beach

They already portray themselves as the younger, more vibrant civic organization among the two now existing within the narrow confines of the community, so maybe it shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that members of the recently launched Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association want to get physical with their neighbors. Comment.
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Leona Goldberg remembered - JCCGCI celebrates coordinator’s life and career

A large crowd of co-workers and friends packed the Surf Solomon Senior Center for a moving memorial tribute presented by the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI) in memory of Leona Goldberg, who passed away after serving for more than 23 years as JCCGCI’s case management coordinator. Comment.

Land ho! Officials eye local ferry stop

Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay and Bay Ridge are being studied for possible stops in a citywide ferry transit study, according to city officials. Comment.
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Kings Bay Y honors lives lost in the Holocaust

Poignant memories drew survivors to a community-wide Holocaust memorial ceremony service at the Kings Bay Y. Comment.
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Homeless claim doubted - Residents question cause of Brighton fires

The Fire Department blames homeless squatters for the blazes that destroyed several bungalows in Brighton Beach. Comment.
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Holocaust Remembrance Day in New York State - Local assemblyman sponsors resolution

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, a second generation Holocaust survivor, presented a New York State Resolution, which he sponsored, proclaiming May 1st as Holocaust Remembrance Day in New York State to Rhonda Barad, eastern director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Michael S. Miller, executive vice president and CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. The ceremony was held at Manhattan’s Simon Wiesenthal Center. Comment.
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Holocaust memorial

An annual Holocaust commemoration program, sponsored by the Young Israel of Midwood, will be held at 8 p.m., May 18 in the synagogue’s social hall, 1694 Ocean Avenue. Comment.
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Help clean up the beach

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Marine Sciences Section is sponsoring “Volunteer Floatables Beach Surveillance” for the summer of 2008. Comment.
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Hate crimes flying under the radar

It is an ugly reality, but hatred still lives in Brooklyn. Comment.
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Ford Street furor shaping up on Emmons Avenue

There’s only so much neighborliness you should probably expect from people who prefer you stay on the other side of a locked gate at all times. Comment.
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Flying high for mom

Troop 20 scout and Kingsborough Community College freshman Danny Wing has accomplished his goal – to make his late mom proud. Comment.
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FiOS TV plugging in - New agreement to bring in fiber optic network

Brooklyn’s cable television customers may soon have another provider to choose from—and more channels to occupy their attention. Comment.
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Entrepreneurial boost

Borough entrepreneurs looking to open or expand their businesses have a local place of support, thanks to the opening of a new assistance unit at City Tech. Comment.
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Designers tackling Brigham St. park

Designs for a new park at Brigham Street will be completed by the end of August, a consultant with New Yorkers for Parks told the Bay News this week. Comment.
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Death on the blvd. - Motorcyclist killed leaving KCC

Youzdjan Bekir’s friends returned to Manhattan Beach on Saturday afternoon, two days after the Kingsborough Community College student was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident on Oriental Boulevard. Comment.
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D.A. office in the ‘hood

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes has brought his staff to the local community to assist constituents with their problems. Comment.
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Cops prepare for ‘cut day’ - Annual Manhattan Beach bash has 61st Pct on alert

Senior “cut” day is coming and the new commander of the 61st Precinct says that he’s ready for it. Comment.
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Coney plan under fire again - New coalition demands more affordable housing

All the attention in Coney Island may now be centered on new rides, hotels and condos, but a developing coalition of labor, clergy and community groups is speaking out and challenging the city to start seriously addressing the lack of an adequate affordable housing component in its redevelopment plan. Comment.
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CB11 lands body blow on ‘cheap moving guy’ - Volunteers tear down hundreds of postings

They say they’ve won the first round, but they’re not through with “him” yet. Comment.
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Candles recall millions of lives lost - Shoah Scroll read here

A Jewish girl in Romania during World War II, Sara Koprak felt she had no childhood. She spent a good part of her time looking for food and a safe place to sleep, worries that usually only adults have. Comment.
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BWECC moves to new quarters

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council’s (BWECC) next meeting will be held at 8 p.m., May 19 at new meeting quarters, the United Progressive Democratic Club House, 29 Bay 25th Street. Comment.
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Brothers in arms stick close together - Neighborhood VFW visits ailing comrades at VA Medical Center

Proving that brothers-in-arms always look out for one another, members of the Rankin-Healy VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post paid a friendly visit to the vets, currently hospitalized at the VA Medical Center, 800 Poly Place in Bay Ridge. Comment.
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Borough Hall salutes Jewish heritage - Special presentations made to outstanding individuals and organizations

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Jewish Heritage Committee hosted the Brooklyn Jewish Heritage Night Salute to Israel ceremony and reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Comment.
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Arrest in delivery man attack

Cops last week arrested a suspect in the brutal knife attack of a restaurant deliveryman. Comment.
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A lot fight in ‘Citizens’ - B’hurst civic balks at waste station, post office

Residents in Bath Beach and Bensonhurst aren’t taking their problems lying down – they’re mobilizing. Comment.
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Achilles Track

A new chapter of the Achilles Track Club is currently being formed by Brooklyn Chapter founder Ilina Zablozki-Amir. Comment.

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