Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Williamsburg

‘No respect’ for G train riders, sez pol - Assemblymember calls for more frequent service, expanded cars for ‘unwanted’ line

A Downtown Brooklyn lawmaker last week charged that straphangers who ride the G train get no respect. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘FUREE’ over rezoning - Group addresses downtown plans at annual convention

About a hundred people showed up last week as Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE) held its annual convention to demand that elected officials respond to policies that affect low-income families. Comment.
Williamsburg

$ worries following Council controversy

As Speaker Christine Quinn announced several major changes to the City Council’s current budget allocation process earlier this month, local nonprofit organizations are still wondering when they will receive their discretionary funding for the current fiscal year. Comment.
Williamsburg

Wikipedia for the college-bound - Brooklyn students create Web site which gives a leg up in the admission process

The next money-making Internet startup is coming from a group of Brooklyn Technical High School students. Comment.
Williamsburg

Support for the arts

Rep. Nydia Velazquez presented $188,000 in federal funds to the Brooklyn Arts Council this past Monday to expand arts programs in six Brooklyn public schools. Comment.
Williamsburg

Show your stars and stripes in BK - Memorial Day parades to march through Greenpoint & other Brooklyn neighborhoods

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.
Williamsburg

Nightlife caution - Cops offer tips for a safe night on the town

A weekend revel is much more fun when you take just a few simple precautions. Comment.
Williamsburg

Nforth arrives - Karl Fisher’s latest in luxury apartments

Just when you think Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s hottest residential neighborhood, cannot get any hotter, Nforth arrives. Situated in an area where new restaurants and boutiques are opening everyday, Nforth, a loft-style, ground-up development, 161 North Fourth Street, will provide buyers with a lifestyle to complement this vibrant neighborhood. Comment.
Williamsburg

Nabe crime spree - Four stores raided on Bedford

It’s a five-in-one shot that no one is happy about, save for one ambitious burglar. Comment.
Williamsburg

Locals ready to vote - North Brooklyn church hosts voter registration drives

Exits at churches serving the Polish American communities of North Brooklyn and Western Queens were the scenes of special activity these past few weeks. Comment.
Williamsburg

High-flying fun at ps 132 kite festival

It was a sunny Saturday in May, and the shouts of the P.S. 132 students eagerly anticipating the impending summer filled the air in McCarren Park. Comment.
Williamsburg

Crime on the rise in Williamsburg

Despite the addition of 128 officers who helped curtail a crime spate on Williamsburg’s Southside, crime throughout the 90th Precinct stayed high last month. Comment.
Williamsburg

Double the fun - Coney to boast 2 sideshows this summer

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.
Williamsburg

Did you bike to work? - Local official takes part in ‘National Bike to Work Day’

It is only fitting that the councilmember who represents the cycling-loving communities of Williamsburg and Greenpoint is himself a bike rider. Comment.
Williamsburg

Council aide to get boot - Letitia James staffer faces deportation on technicality

A well-known and admired aide in City Council member Letitia James’ office is facing imminent deportation stemming from a minor drug infraction in 1985. Comment.
Williamsburg

Art on the waterfront - New sculpture installed near Northside Piers development

Sculptor Mark Gibian, a Roebling Street resident who moved to Williamsburg in 1980, has seen the neighborhood evolve from an outpost for artists to one that attracts a more monied crowd. Comment.
Williamsburg

BURG ‘n’ POINT - The sights & sounds of Bonde do Role - Brazilian funk group joins The Death Set, Gang and Holy Hail at Europa dance party

Those more informed than I would have known who they were — would have recognized their funk-infused outfits composed of t-shirts, shorts and face paint for the men and short flowing dresses and black boots for the women — right off the bat. But unfortunately it took me awhile. I didn’t recognize Bonde do Role until they were standing on stage at Club Europa this past Wednesday, mics in hand, with music in tow. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Rodney’ rider backlash on the G - Advocates call for improved service on overlooked subway line

A Downtown Brooklyn lawmaker last week charged that straphangers who ride the G train get no respect. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Old soldier’ finds new life at City Tech

“School really gives you an opportunity to change your life,” says Limor Garfinkle, reflecting on her journey from being an immigrant with an uncertain future to an honored graduate in communication design from New York City College of Technology (City Tech). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Mike’ author

Brooklyn for Peace invites you to join actor and activist Mike Farrell, a.k.a. Captain BJ Hunnicutt on M*A*S*H and author of “Just Call Me Mike,” and Dave Lippman, a.k.a. George Shrub, “the world’s only known singing CIA agent,” for an evening of performance, food and fellowship. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Life’ inspires writers - Youngsters take advantage of Duffy’s essay contest

Since 1995, Duffy’s Funeral Home in Park Slope has sponsored an essay contest as part of its commitment to the young people of their community. The essay contest serves to help them reflect on the “precious gift of life.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Farm Bill’ to feed Brooklyn too - Food pantries and other emergency programs hope to benefit

Brooklynites are hoping for higher subsidies for food stamps, food pantries and other emergency programs after the House of Representatives passed the comprehensive Farm Bill last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Dam’ it, this water just stinks

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials made a presentation about an inflatable dam they are installing under Brooklyn’s Inner Harbor, — but members of Community Board 2 wanted to address sewage backup and drainage issues in their neighborhood. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Windsor Terrace Alliance confronts graffiti

The Windsor Terrace Alliance, a new community group based the neighborhood south of Park Slope, reacted approvingly to the work of 72nd Precinct Community Policing Detective Mike Cleary in keeping the neighborhood safer and tackling a nettlesome graffiti issue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Up the architectural ladder

Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects has appointed Sarah F. Cox as its communications coordinator. In her new role, Cox will be responsible for the firm’s branding, Web site, public relations and other communications functions. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Union Hall gains support - Community board backs renewal of liquor license

The state of Union Hall appears strong, as the bar’s liquor license renewal application was overwhelmingly approved by Community Board 6 last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Two-timer & war-monger

The House of Representatives are voting on a $162.6 billion funding request for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This would allow President Bush and his successor to extend the Iraq war until the summer of 2009. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Turn your summer into a real page-turner

The summer has arrived and the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is celebrating in a big 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.
Brooklyn Courier

10th Ave. woman mourned

Windsor Terrace is pouring its heart out to the memory of a beloved merchant found murdered in her 10th Avenue dry cleaners last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Thanks for nothing

I just found out today that my tax rebate, which was scheduled for this week by direct deposit, will be sent in the form of a check and will, therefore, be delayed for weeks. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Test of musical memory skills

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Tall salute to Polish heroes

Michael Madejski and Jerzy Waleszkowski were Polish boy scouts who found little time for arts and crafts after Germany invaded Poland in 1939 to ignite World War II and further propel The Holocaust. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Summer in Coney Island to get a little bit freakier - Thor promises new ‘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.
Brooklyn Courier

Stroke awareness

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Stinky quick change

Hi, Stanley Gershbein (It’s Only My Opinion), not to worry about Superman. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Songs and arias

This Memorial Day weekend, accompanied by Molly Wood on piano, Park Slope native and operatic mezzo-soprano Cabiria Jacobsen will bring a varied program of songs and arias to the Park Slope United Methodist Church, Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street, May 24 at 2 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Slush fund scandal trickles down here

As Speaker Christine Quinn announced several major changes to the City Council’s current budget allocation process earlier this month, local nonprofit organizations are still wondering when they will receive their discretionary funding for the current fiscal year. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Showtime for students - Made in New York Scholarship Fund established

Entertainment, in all of its many forms, is crucial to the economy of New York City, bringing — by conservative estimate — five billion dollars annually to the city. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Shock and disbelief - Outpouring of grief following cleaner’s murder

Windsor Terrace is pouring their hearts out to the memory of a beloved merchant found murdered in her 10th Avenue dry cleaners last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Sacrifice to oil

Stanley Gershbein (“It’s Only My Opinion”), I, and millions of Americans, care about the caribou and their migration patterns in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Ribbon cut on Preferred Health Partners office

A gauze bandage supplied the celebratory ribbon when three generations of patients joined medical workers and borough officials to help open a new medical facility in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

P.S. 39 wants a clean sweep - Parents push DOE to hire new custodian

Brooklyn parents want their schools cleaned up. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Polish Singers

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Point & click to your college dreams - Brooklyn Tech kids start myCollegeSTAT.com

The next money-making Internet startup is coming from a group of Brooklyn Technical High School students. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Point & click on a college dream - Brooklyn Tech H.S. students start ‘myCollegeSTAT.com’ Web site

The next money-making Internet startup is coming from a group of Brooklyn Technical High School students. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Peace & harmony

The Annual Unification of Peace and Harmony — featuring a parade, music, and a street fair celebrating multiculturalism and different ethnicities and religions — will be held May 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Avenue between North Portland and St. Edward streets. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

NYM salutes dedicated nursing staff - It’s a wonderful time to be a nurse, staffers proclaim

Through their endless hard work and devotion, nurses at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) make invaluable contributions to patients in the Brooklyn community. In order to recognize the high level of excellence exemplified by its registered nurses, nurse technicians and unit secretaries, NYM recently held its annual Nurse of Distinction Award Ceremony. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New MetroTech BID scholarships

The MetroTech Business Improvement District (BID) is creating 25 college scholarships of $1,000 each for high school graduating seniors who will attend colleges in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New calls for transparency of funding - New York City Council slush fund fiasco puts local organizations on edge

As Speaker Christine Quinn announced several major changes to the City Council’s current budget allocation process earlier this month, local nonprofit organizations are still wondering when they will receive their discretionary funding for the current fiscal year. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Make ‘em pay for it

Re: “Not for Nuthin” column by Joanna P. DelBuono. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

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 Courier

KidSpirit magazine hits the scene - New quarterly looks at the spiritual lives of young people

Two years of hard work by a group of local youngsters came to fruition this past week with the launch of KidSpirit, a new magazine published in Brooklyn that explores spiritual issues among young people. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

It’s showtime for City Tech students - Made in New York Scholarship Fund is established for the entertainment-minded

Entertainment, in all of its many forms, is crucial to the economy of New York City, bringing — by conservative estimate — five billion dollars annually to the city. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Historic Preservation Award - Brooklyn architectural firm wins special distinction

A model development block project designed by the Brooklyn architectural firm, Susan Doban Architect, PC, has been selected by the Preservation League of New York State to receive its prestigious Excellence in Historic Preservation Award. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hat, scarves, dolls for the little ones

The creative and talented seniors who make up the “Heights and Hill Handicrafters” are busy. At holiday time, they donated all the hats, scarves, dolls and blankets they had spent the year knitting and crocheting to the Mother-Baby unit of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) of Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

G train’s ‘Rodney’ riders fight back - New community group lauds law enforcement’s efforts to combat neighborhood woes

A Downtown Brooklyn lawmaker last week charged that straphangers who ride the G train get no respect. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Going up ... price tag for elevator buildings - Number of mixed-use buildings sold in Brooklyn on the rise too

The price per square foot of elevator and mixed-use apartment buildings in Brooklyn posted solid increases in the second half of 2007, according to the latest figures from the Massey Knakal Realty Services New York City Income Property Report. And while the total number of apartment buildings sold in Brooklyn was down, the number of elevator buildings sold jumped. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Furious stand against luxury squeeze - FUREE urges affordable housing at convention

About a hundred people showed up last week as Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE) held their annual convention to demand that elected officials respond to policies that affect low-income families. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

FUREE opposes ‘luxury’ squeeze - Affordable housing, displacement highlight group’s convention

About a hundred people showed up last week as Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE) held their annual convention to demand that elected officials respond to policies that affect low-income families. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Free lecture on memory

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Forum on jailhouse 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.
Brooklyn Courier

Fighting ALS

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8-family walk-up sold - St. John’s PL. sale

Massey Knakal Realty Services has sold an eight-family walk-up apartment building at 219 St. John’s Place in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn in an all-cash transaction valued at $1,850,000. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Eyes on patrol

Command Security Corporation provides security services — 39 uniformed security officers — at the following locations within the confines of the 88th Precinct: Clinton Hill Apartments-North and South Locations (1221 units), St. James Tower (328 units), Pratt Tower (328 units) and Clinton Mews (78 units). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Exclusive stork club

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

Day of Remembrance ceremony coming - Holocaust survivors to speak 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.
Brooklyn Courier

Crime-busters win tall community salute

Two principled cops earned top honors this week from the 84th Precinct Community Council. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cooking up a successful career - City Tech product has a winning recipe for achievement

Once an aspiring pastry chef, Reem Assad is one smart cookie. A senior in the award-winning baccalaureate program in hospitality management at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), her academic excellence and the energy she has brought to an array of food industry-related community activities garnered her the first ever Twin Marquis Scholarship in 2007. Then, as the icing on the cake, she recently learned that she had been named one of three City Tech recipients of a 2008 Brooklyn Eats Scholarship. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Closing ‘wide’ loophole - Community Board 6 backs zoning text amendment

Community Board 6 last week voted to recommend the approval of a zoning text amendment that supporters say could protect parts of Carroll Gardens from wildly oversized development. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Close up on Park Slope & Coney

New York Methodist Hospital hosted a local student photography exhibition titled, “Neighborhoods in Transition: Park Slope & Coney Island.” The exhibit was a display of photographs by local high school students from the Brooklyn School for Global Studies and the Secondary School for Research. The photographs documented changing neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Here, student photographers Stephanie Dubreuze and Angel DeJesus pose with their work. New York Methodist Hospital is located at 506 Sixth Street between Seventh & Eighth avenues. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

CFB slaps fine on James

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

CB 6 toasts Union Hall license renewal - Decision supercedes earlier committee vote

The state of Union Hall appears strong, as the bar’s liquor license renewal application was overwhelmingly approved by Community Board 6 last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Carroll Gardens scale down

Community Board 6 last week voted to recommend the approval of a zoning text amendment that supporters say could protect parts of Carroll Gardens from wildly oversized development. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn ‘princess’

Pint-sized Clinton Hill student Monique Selina Price is a dab hand at being a pretty princess – twice in a row and on her way to clinching her third tiara as one of the Empire State’s sparkling gems. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn neighborhood tourism

The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) announced the winning neighborhood for the first ever Brooklyn Neighborhood Tourism Initiative. And the winner is…Fort Greene/Clinton Hill. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Borough Hall salutes remarkable nurses

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Special Assistant to the Borough President Yvonne Graham greeted health care professionals at Borough Hall for a salute to Brooklyn nurses in recognition of National Nurses Week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Booted out of the U.S. - City Council staffer faces deportation over technicality

A well-known and admired aide in City Council member Letitia James' office is facing imminent deportation stemming from a minor drug infraction in 1985. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Artists workshop

The Dumbo Arts Center presents “Survivor: An Artist’s Opportunity Workshop,” May 30-June 1. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Art is the perfect compliment to nutrition

Budding Picassos at St. Joseph’s High School can now eat lunch and view the fruits of their labors – a decorative mural they painted in the lunchroom with help from an artist, whose work has graced the Whitney Museum and the Queen Mary 2. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Alzheimer’s Q&A

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.
Greenpoint

‘FUREE’ over rezoning - Group addresses Downtown plan at annual convention

About a hundred people showed up last week as Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE) held their annual convention to demand that elected officials respond to policies that affect low-income families. Comment.
Greenpoint

Wikipedia for the college-bound - Brooklyn students create Web site geared toward easing the application process

The next money-making Internet startup is coming from a group of Brooklyn Technical High School students. Comment.
Greenpoint

Tips for your next night on the town - Area cops release some simple rules for revelers in their ‘Nightlife Safety Tips’

A weekend revel is much more fun when you take just a few simple precautions. Comment.
Greenpoint

Taking a bite out of crime - Burglaries down in nabe for month

While crime throughout the 94th Precinct remains higher than it was at this point in 2007, it has declined significantly over the past month, giving cops hope that it will eventually slide down to 2007 levels. Comment.
Greenpoint

Stars and stripes - Memorial Day parades headed near you

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.
Greenpoint

Locals ready to vote - Greenpoint churches hold voter registration drive

Exits at churches serving the Polish American communities of North Brooklyn and Western Queens were the scenes of special activity these past few weeks. Comment.
Greenpoint

Local photographers in the making - St. Cecilia’s School showcases 5th graders’ work made through BrightLights program

The crispness and professionalism of the photos belied the age and inexperience of the photographers. To this untrained eye, it looked like they could have been done by professionals. Comment.
Greenpoint

Groups want to see their money

As Speaker Christine Quinn announced several major changes to the City Council’s current budget allocation process earlier this month, local nonprofit organizations are still wondering when they will receive their discretionary funding for the current fiscal year. Comment.
Greenpoint

Pol honors ‘Bike to Work Day’

It is only fitting that the councilmember who represents the cycling-loving communities of Williamsburg and Greenpoint is himself a bike rider. Comment.
Greenpoint

Double the fun at Coney Island - Not one, but two carnival sideshows slated for America’s Playground’s summer season

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.
Greenpoint

Day of Remembrance - BK honors area Holocaust survivors in ceremony

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.
Greenpoint

Cop nabs bar robbers - 94th Precinct honors Andrew Bielawski for arrest

For the first few months of this year, theft of unattended property stolen from bars denizens had been a thorn in the side of the 94th Precinct. Cops cite the prevalence of the crime as a major factor in the precinct’s increase in grand larcenies, up 25 percent from their 2007 levels. Comment.
Greenpoint

BK apartment prices up - Costs for mixed-use and elevator buildings increase

The price per square foot of elevator and mixed-use apartment buildings in Brooklyn posted solid increases in the second half of 2007, according to the latest figures from the Massey Knakal Realty Services New York City Income Property Report. And while the total number of apartment buildings sold in Brooklyn was down, the number of elevator buildings sold jumped. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Spirit’ moves magazine kids - New KidSpirit quarterly begins publication in Brooklyn

Two years of hard work by a group of local youngsters came to fruition this past week with the launch of KidSpirit, a new magazine published in Brooklyn that explores spiritual issues among young people. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Slush-fund scandal trickles down here - City Council fiasco has many groups worried about needed funding

As Speaker Christine Quinn announced several major changes to the City Council’s current budget allocation process earlier this month, local nonprofit organizations are still wondering when they will receive their discretionary funding for the current fiscal year. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Shootings put many on edge

The sound of gunfire seems to be a common occurrence in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Sewer overflow plan stinks to some - DEP touts installation of inflatable dam

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials made a presentation about an inflatable dam they are installing under Brooklyn’s Inner Harbor, but members of Community Board 2 wanted to address sewage backup and drainage issues in their neighborhood. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

James aide to be deported - City Council staffer to get the boot over technicality

A well-known and admired aide in City Council member Letitia James’ office is facing imminent deportation stemming from a minor drug infraction in 1985. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

G train’s ‘Rodney’ riders strike back - Advocates push for better service on subway line

A Downtown Brooklyn lawmaker last week charged that straphangers who ride the G train get no respect. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Going up ... price of elevator buildings - Number of mixed- use sites rises too

The price per square foot of elevator and mixed-use apartment buildings in Brooklyn posted solid increases in the second half of 2007, according to the latest figures from the Massey Knakal Realty Services New York City Income Property Report. And while the total number of apartment buildings sold in Brooklyn was down, the number of elevator buildings sold jumped. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

FUREE opposes ‘luxury’ squeeze

About a hundred people showed up last week as Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE) held their annual convention to demand that elected officials respond to policies that affect low-income families. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Experience Prospect Park in June - There’s a month full of outdoor fun and adventure waiting just for you

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Dry cleaner’s murder hits neighborhood hard - Outpouring of sympathy outside 10th Ave. shop

Windsor Terrace is pouring their hearts out to the memory of a beloved merchant found murdered in her 10th Avenue dry cleaners last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

City Tech student’s winning recipe

Once an aspiring pastry chef, Reem Assad is one smart cookie. A senior in the award-winning baccalaureate program in hospitality management at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), her academic excellence and the energy she has brought to an array of food industry-related community activities garnered her the first ever Twin Marquis Scholarship in 2007. Then, as the icing on the cake, she recently learned that she had been named one of three City Tech recipients of a 2008 Brooklyn Eats Scholarship. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

CB6 toasts Union Hall renewal - Decision supercedes committee’s earlier vote

The state of Union Hall appears strong, as the bar’s liquor license renewal application was overwhelmingly approved by Community Board 6 last week. Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

Robbed of chain Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Turn your summer into a page-turner

The summer has arrived and the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is celebrating in a big 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.
Brooklyn Courier

The ‘Spirit’ moves magazine youngsters - KidSpirit quarterly begins publishing here

Two years of hard work by a group of local youngsters came to fruition this past week with the launch of KidSpirit, a new magazine published in Brooklyn that explores spiritual issues among young people. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Survivors bear witness to the Holocaust - Estimated 1,000 men and women to attend annual Day of Remembrance

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Sewer backup & drainage woes: Just plain stinky - DEP touts installation of ‘inflatable dam’

Department of Environ-mental Protection (DEP) officials made a presentation about an inflatable dam they are installing under Brooklyn’s Inner Harbor, but members of Community Board 2 wanted to address sewage backup and drainage issues in their neighborhood. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Point & click on your college dream - Brooklyn Tech H.S. kids start up myCollegeSTAT.com Web site

The next money-making Internet startup is coming from a group of Brooklyn Technical High School students. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

It’s showtime for City Tech students - Made in New York Scholarship Fund to give youngsters a chance to shine

Entertainment, in all of its many forms, is crucial to the economy of New York City, bringing — by conservative estimate — five billion dollars annually to the city. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

G train’s ‘Rodney’ riders fight back

A Downtown Brooklyn lawmaker last week charged that straphangers who ride the G train get no respect. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Going up-price tag for elevator buildings - Number of mixed-use buildings on the rise in Brooklyn as well

The price per square foot of elevator and mixed-use apartment buildings in Brooklyn posted solid increases in the second half of 2007, according to the latest figures from the Massey Knakal Realty Services New York City Income Property Report. And while the total number of apartment buildings sold in Brooklyn was down, the number of elevator buildings sold jumped. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Furious stand against luxury squeeze - Affordable housing, displacement highlight FUREE convention

About a hundred people showed up last week as Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE) held their annual convention to demand that elected officials respond to policies that affect low-income families. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Funding fiasco sparks concern

As Speaker Christine Quinn announced several major changes to the City Council’s current budget allocation process earlier this month, local nonprofit organizations are still wondering when they will receive their discretionary funding for the current fiscal year. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Find fun and adventure inside Prospect Pk

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Council staffer faces deportation

A well-known and admired aide in City Council member Letitia James’ office is facing imminent deportation stemming from a minor drug infraction in 1985. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Community building

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Cleaner’s murder sparks outpouring of grief - Many pay their last respects outside popular 10th Avenue shop

Windsor Terrace is pouring their hearts out to the memory of a beloved merchant found murdered in her 10th Avenue dry cleaners last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

CB6 toasts Union Hall - Members break with committee; back license renewal

The state of Union Hall appears strong, as the bar’s liquor license renewal application was overwhelmingly approved by Community Board 6 last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A winning recipe for career success - City Tech student has the ingredients for life as a ‘foodie’

Once an aspiring pastry chef, Reem Assad is one smart cookie. A senior in the award-winning baccalaureate program in hospitality management at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), her academic excellence and the energy she has brought to an array of food industry-related community activities garnered her the first ever Twin Marquis Scholarship in 2007. Then, as the icing on the cake, she recently learned that she had been named one of three City Tech recipients of a 2008 Brooklyn Eats Scholarship. Comment.

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