Friday, July 4, 2008

Bay News

St. Finbar’s school graduates its final class

Misty-eyed pupils donned their mortar boards and put up a brave front for the final graduation day at St. Finbar’s School. Comment.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Williamsburg

GAVEL TO GAVEL

No toying around Comment.
Letters

Never go generic

I enjoy reading your column every week! The week of the 22nd in your column was right on target! You have no idea how right you were. If you care to talk in length about that specific column I will leave my name and number at the end of this. Comment.
Letters

Dangerous fireworks

As we prepare to enter the summer season, the July 4th holiday is fast approaching, and firework prevention is a major initiative in keeping our communities safe. Comment.
Letters

Caviar & food stamps

Editor’s Note: These following letters are in response to Stanley Gershbein’s recent “It’s Only My Opinion” column about food stamps. Comment.
Williamsburg

NOT FOR NUTHIN’ - They shoot pigs, don’t they?

I fear rivers overflowing; I hear the voice of rage and ruin… Comment.
Williamsburg

IT’S ONLY MY OPINION - The carpool starts right here

Williamsburg

A BRITISHER’S VIEW - MTA not going your way

A perk for perk’s sake is just beserk. Comment.
Williamsburg

CONSUMERS’ CORNER - Summer Steals

Here’s your chance to save some money. We’re heading into a new month and a new season. Now’s the time to develop a new attitude about shopping. Comparison shopping is still the best way to save a buck, so here are a few places to start. Comment.
Williamsburg

Wild food tour

Naturalist and author “Wildman” Steve Brill will lead one of his world-famous “Wild Food and Ecology Tours” of Prospect Park, July 6. Prospect Park is a great place for wild foods, and the summer is an especially rich season. Comment.
Williamsburg

Waterside salsa

The Boricua Festival Committee’s Annual “Salsa at the Waterfront,” this year moving to Sunset Park, will be held June 28 at the 58th Street Pier, First Avenue and 58th Street. Comment.
Williamsburg

Twilight Tattoo

The Army’s most popular outdoor ceremonial program, the Twilight Tattoo, will be presented at Marine Park, June 28 at 6 p.m. Arrive early to avoid the crowds and enjoy the sounds of the US Army’s Jazz Ensemble, which starts playing at 5:30 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

See fish for free

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium is now offering free admission every Friday from 3 p.m. until closing. Comment.
Williamsburg

Last chance for CIRCUSundays

The Waterfront Museum, located on a permanently moored barge in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, concludes its CIRCUSundays series, which brings the circus to this shorefront area. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cash in at Kingsborough

Kingsborough Community College presents seven free sizzling concerts in July including a Johnny Cash Tribute & Sing-Along, Zydeco music from Louisiana, and a special concert just for kids. Comment.
Williamsburg

Blues fest

BAM and MetroTech Center continue their 2008 BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival at MetroTech into July. Comment.
Williamsburg

Walk BK, from Weeksville to Red Hook

The Center For The Urban Environment (formerly BCUE), now at its new location at 168 Seventh Street in Brooklyn, concludes its current season with a series of walks throughout the borough and beyond. Comment.
Williamsburg

This one’s for the dogs: Nathan’s contest coming

Talk about tough economic times: Even the annual hot dog eating contest in Coney Island isn’t immune to cutbacks. Comment.
Williamsburg

Sweet sounds of Hot Peas ‘N Butter this summer

For those who grew up in the New York City, hot peas and butter wouldn't be just the name for a side for dinner. Comment.
Williamsburg

Summer science adventures at the Botanic Garden

Join the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) for a fun-filled 94th summer in Miss Shaw’s Children’s Garden. Comment.
Williamsburg

Summer fun at the library

Summertime has arrived and so has a full schedule of great events at the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) including classes, workshops, music and more. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Comment.
Williamsburg

Online laughs with ‘The Burg’

Early last year, Thom Woodley and Kathleen Grace were heading up the elevator of the Pierre Hotel to meet Michael Eisner in his private hotel suite. Eisner was launching Tornonte, his new Internet media venture that provided users with original comedic content and he wanted to meet some emerging talents. Comment.
Williamsburg

Mermaids mix fun & activism

This weekend’s edition of the 26th Annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island had all the fanciful flotsam and jetsam you’d expect – but serious political dissent was never more than a couple of nautical leagues away. Comment.
Williamsburg

ISO Symphonic Band sounds trumpet for heroes

The music of Leonard Bernstein, Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Fred Ebb came alive as the talented student-musicians of the ISO Symphonic Band performed before hundreds of celebrants at Green-Wood Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day concert. Comment.
Williamsburg

Get ‘In the Moment’

Celebrate with Moshe Weidenfeld, a Brooklyn-based guitarist who pulls from Latin, jazz and Jewish music, for the release of his new CD, “In the Moment,” this June 29 at Park Slope's Jewish Music Cafe. Comment.
Williamsburg

Get down & dirty with the Dirty Boogaloo

At the bottom of the uneven cement staircase, patrons squeezed through two shoddy wooden double-doors. Ten bucks got them past the bar and down the bench-lined corridor, lit mostly by gaudy gold-painted walls. But in the cavernous back room, their surroundings mattered little as the dulcet tones of the Dirty Boogaloo began to fill the performance space. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bring the picnic basket to Bay Ridge this July 4th

In small town U.S.A., Independence Day means community-wide festivities, at which young and old turn out enthusiastically, waving flags, toasting the occasion and engaging in old-fashioned activities such as picnics and parades. Comment.
Williamsburg

Your mouse the judge in latest Bklyn Museum show

The Brooklyn Museum has appointed you the judge, jury and exhibitioner for their latest photography project, "Click!" Comment.
Williamsburg

Young minds at work

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) presents “Art in the Life of Young Minds,” an exhibit created by students aged eight to 14 under the mentorship of artist Al Johnson. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Poets of the Paste’ at Ad Hoc Art

Fresh off their dense, shantytown-themed exhibit “The Threat of Chance,” Ad Hoc Art gallery pulls a Monty Python with something completely different. The gallery welcomes Elbowtoe, Armsrock, Gaia, and Imminent Disaster, artists who often work with wheat paste, contributing several of their mixed media pieces in a show called “Poets of the Paste,” now open. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Grotesque Histories’

Grotesque Histories” presents the work of three artists who deploy iconographies based in history, both ancient and recent, to address the current world condition. The show will be held at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, July 2-August 8 with an opening reception July 2 from 7-9 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Time is an illusion

The Brick Theater, Inc. presents a Bone Orchard production, “The Stubborn Illusion Of Time” as part of The Film Festival: A Theater Festival. Comment.
Williamsburg

The world is flat at the Kentler drawing space

Kentler International Drawing Space presents the work of 19 artists from The Kentler Flatfiles in a show guest-curated by Charlotta Kotik, curator of Contemporary Art Emerita, Brooklyn Museum. Comment.
Williamsburg

The granddaddy of all collectives at Papa B Studios

How does one start an artist collective in Brooklyn? Step one: put together a business plan and acquire an affordable commercial space. Step two: renovate and design it to your needs. Step three: develop a word-of mouth campaign and hold a killer opening party attracting hundreds of people. Comment.
Williamsburg

Prospect Daydream

PLG Arts presents “Daydream” in Prospect Park’s Imagination Playground, at Ocean Avenue between Lincoln Road and Parkside Avenue, on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Performance dates are June 28-29 and July 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20. All performances are and include post-show activities for children. Comment.
Williamsburg

New Cinderella spin

Youth on Target Theater Company presents a new take on “Cinderella,” playing in Brooklyn, June and July. Veering from the familiar Disney telling, this production offers children a relatable tale rooted in the Italian tradition of the classic story. Comment.
Williamsburg

Factory Fresh goes ‘Rotten’ with latest visual works

Less than a month after opening, the East Williamsburg gallery Factory Fresh is living up to its promise for bringing in fresh new art. Comment.
Williamsburg

Artists respond to 3rd Ward’s open call in ‘Suits’

Jeremy Leichman’s playful take on the modern working man and all his costumed glory is on display at Bushwick's 3rd Ward Gallery in “Suits,” the gallery’s 2008 Spring Solo Show, opening on June 28. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Take your base’

The Brooklyn Cyclones will host their Fourth Annual “Take Your Base 5K Run/Walk” and “Superhero Night” at 4 p.m., June 28 at Keyspan Park, 1904 Surf Avenue. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Knights’ story update

In a June 12 article titled, “Knights fall to Trojans,” Joseph Hecker was incorrectly identified as Jason Hecker. In a play, he also reached on a Mike Antonio infield hit to first base, not a throwing error. We regret the errors. Comment.
Borough-wide

THIRD BASE - MARY BRUNS, Bishop Ford

Labeled by her coach as a player that “always comes prepared,” the SUNY Cortlandt-bound Bruns has certainly proved that with a .500 BA and by driving in 16 RBI. Comment.
Borough-wide

THIRD BASE - LOUIS MASTRANDREA, Bishop Ford

A junior, Mastrandrea has a strong arm, played many key roles, batted fifth in the line-up and had numerous clutch hits. A versatile player, he can also pitch and appeared as a closer and reliever. Offensively, he batted .329 and drove home 15 home runs. Comment.
Borough-wide

SHORTSTOP - LAUREN DELAROSA, Bishop Ford

One of the more versatile players in the borough, the Manhattan College-bound Delarosa batted a .486 with 11 RBI. in her final season as a Lady Falcon. Comment.
Borough-wide

SHORTSTOP - JOHN FOGuRILE, Xaverian

A two-year varsity player, Fogurile is the best shortstop Coach Dennis Canale has ever had in his 16 years at Xaverian. He’s a tremendous base runner, had excellent speed and will do well at Molloy College. Comment.
Borough-wide

SECOND BASE - BRITTANY BOWEN, St. Saviour

In her second and final season on the varsity level, Bowen batted a career .300 over her two seasons as a Panda. Her repertoire includes not only her bat, but her glove as well, as Bowen has flashed the leather in the middle of the St. Savior infield. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pitching clinics

Long Island University’s Blaire Porter, Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Year, and 2008 Easton All America, Second Team, will oversee pitching instruction in clinics for small groups and individuals. Comment.
Borough-wide

PITCHER - KASCEIM GRAHAM, Bishop Ford

Only a junior, Graham developed to be the ace of the staff and seems to be improving each year. He has a live fast ball, change-up and slider and throws in the mid-80s. He had a 6-2 record and 2.23 ERA. Comment.
Borough-wide

PITCHER - ASHLEY SCHIRIPPA, Fontbonne

Touted as the “ace” of Fontebonne’s pitching squad by her coach, Schirippa certainly has the numbers to prove it. The junior hurled to the tune of a 7-1 record while batting .582 with four home runs and 21 RBI. Comment.
Borough-wide

OUTFIELD - KERRY KING, Bishop Kearney

The senior outfielder sparked a solid Bishop Kearney team with .532 BA, but it was her leadership in the outfield that guided Kearney to a 13-4 record. Comment.
Borough-wide

OUTFIELD - JULIA MORRIS, St. Saviour

Roaming the St. Saviour outfield wearing the label as captain, this lifetime .300 hitter has amazing versatility in every position that she has played (shortstop, first base, but mainly center field). To add to her offensive stats, Morris displays a tremendous gun in the Pandas’ outfield that would be sorely missed next season. Comment.
Borough-wide

OUTFIELD - JEREMY SILVA, Bishop Ford

The spark plug of the line-up, the junior possesses exceptional speed, and defensively can cover ground in the outfield. He also has a strong arm. The lead-off batter, he was a .301 hitter, and stole 23 of 25 bases. Comment.
Borough-wide

OUTFIELD - JANIE WADE, Bishop Ford

Being the “gun” in the outfield for the Lady Falcons, Wade has shown that she has the stuff to throw runners and likes to dig for extra bases. But the senior has gotten it done with the bat also (.494 BA, 3 HR, and 16 RBI). Comment.
Borough-wide

OUTFIELD - ANTHONY HAJJAR, Xaverian

A junior, Hajjar demonstrated his ability on the mound, in the outfield and at the plate, enough to have college recruiters put him high on their lists for next season. He batted around .400 and, more importantly, hit a three-run double, struck out seven and walked four in the CHSAA championship. Comment.
Borough-wide

OUTFIELD - A.J. PASSIONE, Xaverian

A two-year varsity player, Passione was known for his defense, as he covered all the ground in the center field. Offensively, the senior drew a lot of walks and was a .300 hitter. A four-year player in the program, he has speed on the base paths and in the outfield. Comment.
Borough-wide

Madison Street dresses for success - Members honored with Mollie Parnis Dress Up Your Neighborhood Award

The Madison Street Block #3 Association has been named the first ever recipient of the Mollie Parnis Dress Up Your Neighborhood Award in recognition of engaging neighborhood youth and residents in the renovation of the area community garden, announced The Citizens Committee for New York City. Comment.
Borough-wide

Madison rules courts - Borough’s best play for local high school

This year’s PSAL handball bragging rights belong to Midwood High School. Comment.
Borough-wide

FIRST BASE - MATT TROISI, Xaverian

It’s always a luxury to have a 6’4” first baseman on the team. The senior will continue his diamond career at Manhattan College. A two-year starter and four-year player in the program, Troisi can also pitch, and bats close to .400. Comment.
Borough-wide

FIRST BASE - KRISSY DEMASI, Fontbonne

In her best season on varsity, the slugging first baseman batted to a team-high .589 BA with four dingers and 22 RBI on a team that won their third straight division crown. Comment.
Borough-wide

DESIGNATED HITTER - JOSEPH CESPUGLIA, Xaverian

Used as a DH, Cespuglia, a junior, is also a first baseman, who came through in clutch situations. In 21 games, he batted .290 and drove home 12 runs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Coney run/walk

The Coney Island Sports Foundation will host the 16th Annual Coney Island Boardwalk Race/Walk at 9:30 a.m., June 29. Comment.
Borough-wide

CATCHER - JONATHAN MENDEZ, Xaverian

The senior and starting catcher is a dedicated and coachable leader on the team. A good defensive catcher on the field and four-year player, he intends to continue his baseball career at a Division I college. Comment.
Borough-wide

CATCHER - JAMIE CONROY, Bishop Ford

Despite heading to Northeastern University on a basketball scholarship, this talented backstop certainly showed that she can block the dish as well as score baskets. Touted as the “best catcher in the borough,” Conroy has certainly shown that same prowess in the batter’s box with .500 BA and 18 RBI. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn boys come on strong

Following a season that saw them ride a hot start to the New York-Penn League’s McNamara Division title, the Brooklyn Cyclones have come out strong again in 2008. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Aces skate into Aviator Sports

Borough hockey buffs now have their very own team to root for – the Brooklyn Aces. Comment.
Borough-wide

Borough hosts Mayor’s Cricket Cup showdown

The “fastest growing sport in New York City” engaged spectators with its grace and showmanship when the Parks Department hosted the Mayor’s Cricket Cup. Comment.
Borough-wide

Blue collar power at bat

Henry Williamson, a 6-foot-5, 233 pound right-hander for the Aberdeen IronBirds, kicked his leg and let loose a 92 mile per hour fastball toward the upper inside quadrant of the strike zone. Comment.
Kings Courier

Tying the knot all over again - Matrimonial bliss is part of senior residence celebrations

The bride wore white, the groom a lush shtreimel topper and the two held hands like newlyweds during their mock nuptials at Scharf’s Ateret Avot Senior Residence in Midwood. Comment.
Kings Courier

Topsy-turvy turn

A skateboarder flips for fun off a staircase near Stewart Street and Fillmore Avenue, engaging spectators with his fancy footwork. Comment.
Kings Courier

The art of learning at Public school 255

At PS 255, Principal Linda Singer supports the arts because she knows that nothing motivates, stimulates, and reflects culture the way the arts do. Most of their 713 students at the school, 1866 East 17th Street, are English language learners, but they catch on quickly when immersed in the universal language of music and art, as evidenced by their improving NYSESLAT scores. Comment.
Kings Courier

Stop in the name of safety

The all-way stop sign at the corner of Avenue K and East 72nd Street has finally been restored. Comment.
Kings Courier

Stock scammer slammed

An alleged Sheepshead Bay swindler is facing 45 years in prison for masterminding a stock scam that bilked $540,000 from six investors peppered across the country. Comment.
Kings Courier

Special kudos to outstanding educators

Outstanding borough educators received an “A” for “awesome” when state Senator Marty Golden held his annual “Teacher of the Year” awards ceremony at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment.
Kings Courier

Special day at Astroland for special youngsters

“No man is so tall as when he stoops to help a handicapped child.” Comment.
Kings Courier

Skin cancer test

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO® and Rite Aid, with support from Columbia Sportswear, has hit the road, offering free full body skin cancer screenings conducted by local board-certified dermatologists. Comment.
Kings Courier

Rezoning and sunscreen on the mind - Community Board 14 presses neighborhood concerns before summer break

Community Board 14 has broken for the summer, but not without first taking care of some business. Comment.
Kings Courier

Rent control fiasco

Amid the hoots and ear-piercing whistles that echoed throughout the Great Hall at Cooper Union’s vaulted ceilings, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted 5 to 4 to increase rents by 4.5 percent and 8.5 percent for the city’s rent-stabilized tenants renewing one- and two-year leases, respectively. Comment.
Kings Courier

P.S. 207 students sing the best of broadway

Talented Public School 207 students wowed the crowd when they hailed the year’s end with a tribute to the Great White Way. Comment.
Kings Courier

Pop, snap, fizzle - Crackdown on fireworks

The wick has been lit on the NYPD’s 4th of July fireworks crackdown. Comment.
Kings Courier

Olympic spirit burns bright at the John Malone Center

Tomorrow’s athletes got a jump start on sportsmanship today during a junior Olympic skills competition at the John Malone Center. Comment.
Kings Courier

Mardi Gras time in Midwood

Midwood morphed into a sun-kissed emporium of fun and festivity as residents joined forces with their neighbors for the annual Midwood Mardi Gras. Comment.
Kings Courier

Local hoop stars charge the lane

Budding Michael Jordans pressed flesh with the long arm of the law when cops from the 63rd Precinct squared off against local youngsters during a hoop tourney at Marine Park. Comment.
Kings Courier

Local cops collar career criminal

A career criminal with nearly three dozen arrests under his belt could be spending the next three dozen years behind bars thanks to the quick actions of the 61st Precinct’s “Cops of the Month.” Comment.
Kings Courier

Legion invests in developing writers

Brooklyn’s budding scribes were hailed for their inspirational masterpieces during an essay contest presented by the Kings County American Legion. Comment.
Kings Courier

Lawsuit brewing against DOE

Parents have long complained about a lack of sufficient arts education in public schools and now they may finally do something about it. Comment.
Kings Courier

Kings county Thomas Jefferson Club awards dinner

A realtor and a clergyman shared the honors with other notables when the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club of Kings County held an awards dinner in Mill Basin. Comment.
Kings Courier

I.S. 278 makes beautiful music in 2008

As the school year comes to an end so, too, does one of the most successful years of Marine Park Intermediate School 278’s music programs. Comment.
Kings Courier

Intermediate school 381 unveils new signpost

Now, even passers-by can find out about upcoming news at Intermediate School 381. Comment.
Kings Courier

Hebrew without religion - Charter school founders insist program is secular

The brains behind the Hebrew-themed charter school proposal offered parents details about the school’s curriculum – and reiterated that religion would not be taught at the school. Comment.
Kings Courier

Ghoul gets jail sentence - Michael Mastromarino faces as much 27 years in can

If he whiled away his nights looting corpses for profit behind a pair of rose-colored glasses, Christopher Aldorasi’s seeing everything much clearer now. Comment.
Kings Courier

First annual senior prom in Midwood

Active adults and seniors from various communities, will dance, skip, and hop at the first annual Senior Prom, sponsored by Millennium Development, held at Midwood Active Adults Center, 4815 Avenue I, June 27. Comment.
Kings Courier

Fashion-minded teens shine at Kings Plaza shopping mall

Youngsters turned cool catwalk cats as they strutted their stuff – plus shed the spotlight on local designers – during a fashion show, presented by the Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club. Comment.
Kings Courier

Cooler conditions at P.S. 312 - Broken air conditioning system fixed in time for graduation

To one local elementary school, Senator Carl Kruger is known as “Mr. Cool” for his role in fixing an electrical problem that left kids and teachers sweltering. Comment.
Kings Courier

Coney’s Baby walrus celebrates birthday with his fans

Brooklyn’s beefiest baby tipped the scales at 115 pounds at birth and boasts a legion of smitten fans, many of whom helped name him in a competition on the Today show to mark his first birthday. Comment.
Kings Courier

Caring at its very finest

The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (CNR) named Alisa Huggins the winner of the statewide “Caring Award” for her exemplary work as a community health nurse. Comment.
Flatbush

Residents protest Prospect Lefferts Gardens condos

Proposed construction of a 23-story glass-enclosed tower next to the Prospect Park subway stop on the B and Q line brought out a determined group of picketers to Lincoln Road this weekend. Comment.
Flatbush

PS 249 shows off its spring best

Acrobats, singers and a mock circus brought the academic year to an end with flourish and showmanship as students and staffers celebrated with a spring concert at Public School 249. Comment.
Flatbush

PS 152 kids fling into spring spirit

Pint-sized performers stole the show when they united on stage for a spring fling at Public School 152. Comment.
Flatbush

PS 235 celebrates Mexico

Hundreds of National Dance Institute (NDI) schoolchildren from PS 235 performed in their end-of-year performance, “Celebrating Mexico,” a culmination of the dancers’ year-long study of the richness of Mexican history, culture, and art, realized in dance and music. Comment.
Flatbush

Parents may sue over arts money - CEC22 veep intones threat of lawsuit looms over Department of Ed

Parents have long complained about a lack of sufficient arts education in public schools and now they may finally do something about it. Comment.
Flatbush

New magazine puts kids at the helm - KidSpirit explores issues of spirituality with editorial board made up of teens and ’tweens

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.
Flatbush

Locals get first dibs at coveted Ikea jobs

Ikea is open for business – with Red Hook residents manning the store. Comment.
Flatbush

LICH marks 150 years of saving lives

Long Island College Hospital (LICH) of Brooklyn, founded in 1858, is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary — 150 years of service to Brooklyn. Comment.
Flatbush

Home-furnishing giant opens - Ikea comes to Red Hook; throngs wait in line for free sofa

With visions of Ivars and Billys dancing in their heads, thousands of Brooklynites filed into the borough’s brand new Ikea on opening day, Wednesday, June 18th. Comment.
Flatbush

Fashionistas strut their stuff at Kings Plaza

Youngsters turned cool catwalk cats as they strutted their stuff – plus shed the spotlight on local designers – during a fashion show, presented by the Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse of Madison Square Boys & Girls Club. Comment.
Flatbush

Don’t dis the horseshoe

Gateway National Recreation Area is showing some respect to Earth’s elders. Comment.
Flatbush

Conserving energy - LICH earns award for doing its part

Long Island College Hospital (LICH) of Brooklyn received an award from Energy Curtailment Specialists (ECS) for its role in energy management during crisis conditions. ECS is a prestigious energy-management organization working with New York State to control its electricity supply and demand. Comment.
Flatbush

Closing the books

Community Board 14 has broken for the summer, but not without first taking care of some business. Comment.
Flatbush

Building prices up

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.
Flatbush

Bringing art and music to PS 249

Pint-sized Rembrandts and Michealangelos shared the spotlight with budding virtuosos during an art fair at Public School 249. Comment.
Flatbush

Board votes to raise rents citywide

Amid the hoots and ear-piercing whistles that echoed throughout the Great Hall at Cooper Union’s vaulted ceilings, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted 5 to 4 to increase rents by 4.5 percent and 8.5 percent for the city’s rent-stabilized tenants renewing one- and two-year leases. Comment.
Flatbush

Award-winning essayists recognized

Brooklyn’s budding scribes were hailed for their inspirational masterpieces during an essay contest presented by the Kings County American Legion. Comment.
Flatbush

A new home for 70 - Precinct on track to move

It’s not happening any time soon, but someday – if things continue moving forward as they now are – the men and women of the 70th Precinct will have a new place to call home. Comment.
Canarsie

Toasting Caribbean culture - Borough celebrates region’s rich traditions and people

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Special Assistant to the Borough President Yvonne Graham joined members of Brooklyn’s Caribbean community for a day of festivities in celebration of the annual National Caribbean-American Heritage Month observance in Brooklyn. Comment.
Canarsie

TKTS Booth debuts

Brooklyn’s getting a taste of the Great White Way. Comment.
Canarsie

Thomas Jefferson Democratic club gala

A realtor and a clergyman shared the honors with other notables when the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club of Kings County held an awards dinner in Mill Basin. Comment.
Canarsie

Teen Challenge of BK

The oldest, largest, and most effective private agency of its kind, “Teen Challenge of Brooklyn,” celebrates 50 years as a free faith-based residential recovery center that trains and restores victims of substance abuse and other life controlling addictions. Comment.
Canarsie

Take the ‘Roud to Healthy Skin’

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO® and Rite Aid, with support from Columbia Sportswear, has hit the road, offering free full body skin cancer screenings conducted by local board-certified dermatologists. Comment.
Canarsie

Take the Cyclone home - Free replicas being distributed to fans at KeySpan Park

The world famous Coney Island Cyclone, known for its thrilling drops and blazing speed, might have achieved landmark status 20 years ago, but it will truly be immortalized this summer at KeySpan Park. Comment.
Canarsie

Stars & stripes on the move - Fresh route for this year’s Independence Day parade

The stars and stripes will be moving from Third to 13th Avenue for this year’s Independence Day parade. Comment.
Canarsie

Shopping for clues at vacant stores

For Canarsiens, it’s a depressing sight. Comment.
Canarsie

Salsa on the Waterfront

The Boricua Festival Committee’s Annual “Salsa at the Waterfront,” this year moving to Sunset Park, will be held June 28 at the 58th Street Pier, First Avenue and 58th Street. Comment.
Canarsie

Rolling Thunder festival

Kickstart your choppers and come on down to the Ninth Annual Veterans’ Recognition Day in the Park, June 29 from 12-7 p.m., at the Asser Levy Seaside Park bandshell, Surf Avenue & West Fifth Street. Comment.
Canarsie

Red Lobster cooking for pier

The anglers at Canarsie Pier may have a high-powered companion trawling for a catch way bigger than the ordinary fluke or bluefish. Comment.
Canarsie

P.S. 272 students ease on down the road

Starry-eyed youngsters transformed the auditorium into a local Great White Way during a song and dance extravaganza to celebrate the end of the academic year at Public School 272. Comment.
Canarsie

Posthumous awards - NYPD hails fallen heroes

A Brooklynite killed in the line of duty and two fallen auxiliary officers were given the Police Department’s most prestigious honor last week during the NYPD’s Medal Day ceremony. Comment.
Canarsie

No religion at Hebrew school promised - School’s lead applicant responds to parents concerns

The brains behind the Hebrew-themed charter school proposal offered parents details about the school’s curriculum – and reiterated that religion would not be taught at the school. Comment.
Canarsie

Nature’s ugliest eyesore - Fed up residents want Fresh Creek area cleaned up

A Canarsie nature preserve continues to vex nearby residents, who say that it is more concrete jungle than urban oasis. Comment.
Canarsie

Meltdown at the Rent Control Board - Tenants socked with new round of increases; validity of entire system challenged

Amid the hoots and ear-piercing whistles that echoed throughout the Great Hall at Cooper Union’s vaulted ceilings, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted 5 to 4 to increase rents by 4.5 percent and 8.5 percent for the city’s rent-stabilized tenants renewing one- and two-year leases. Comment.
Canarsie

Local residents get first crack at employment

Ikea is open for business – with Red Hook residents manning the store. Comment.
Canarsie

Learn how to glide across the ballroom

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn (FIAO) this summer will sponsor free ballroom dance instruction for youngsters and seniors in its popular inter-generational dance classes starting July 8 at FIAO’S Beacon Program at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P between West 12th and West 13th streets. Comment.
Canarsie

Land swap made inside cultural district - Two Trees Development to move into former Brooklyn Public Library site

In development circles, they could be considered taking lemons and making lemonade. Comment.
Canarsie

Jamaica Bay gets swept - Abandoned vessels pulled out of local waters

Operation Clean Bay was in full swing last week, as workers continued to rid Jamaica Bay of derelict vessels. Comment.
Canarsie

Here’s medical care at its very finest - 2008 Nursing Spectrum Nurse Excellence Awards

Members of the Calvary Hospital medical and nursing team were on hand at the “2008 Nursing Spectrum Nurse Excellence Awards” ceremony to cheer on their colleague, Luz Hernandez, MS, APRN, BC, NP. Hernandez was one of six NY/NJ Region finalists in the category of “Advancing and Leading the Profession.” Comment.
Canarsie

Gangs: stay away - Cops crack down on pier security

Cops in Canarsie and an assemblage of borough gang members clashed again Saturday with the Canarsie Pier acting as the NYPD’s line in the sand. Comment.
Canarsie

Coney Island loses star walrus at 14

Ayveq, the Pacific walrus who rose from orphaned Alaskan calf to beefy harem leader at the New York Aquarium, died on June 22. He was 14 years old. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn’s 54th Summer Fancy Food Show

Local and proud of it — that is the hallmark of the Brooklyn food manufacturers showing at the 54th Summer Fancy Food Show under the Real Brooklyn™/Brooklyn Goes Global banner (booths 5414 and 5416), June 29-July 1 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Whether it’s fudge from an old family recipe but suited to today’s discerning foodie, or hot sauce that is truly “fuel for food,” Brooklyn will be well represented. Comment.
Canarsie

Blue & yellow fever hits Brooklyn - Shoppers flock to Swedish furniture store opening

With visions of Ivars and Billys dancing in their heads, thousands of Brooklynites filed into the borough’s brand new Ikea on opening day, Wednesday, June 18th. Comment.
Canarsie

Benefit for the needy

The Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service — one of Brooklyn’s first and largest providers of social services to 13,000 disadvantaged children, families and adults with disabilities — will celebrate its 142nd anniversary and honor “The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund” at its annual fundraising event, June 25 at Stage 6 at Steiner Studios, 15 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn, 6-9 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

Baby walrus celebrates b’day with fans

Brooklyn’s beefiest baby tipped the scales at 115 pounds at birth and boasts a legion of smitten fans, many of whom helped name him in a competition on the Today show to mark his first birthday. Comment.
Canarsie

A very special day at Nelly

“No man is so tall as when he stoops to help a handicapped child.” Comment.
Canarsie

Annual Lion/Lancer Open Golf Outing

The Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School & St. Augustine Diocesan High School alumni associations are holding their 12th Annual Lion/Lancer Open Golf Outing, June 26 at The Middle Island Country Club, 275 Yaphank Road. Comment.
Bay News

SPEAK OUT - The Old Coney Island in this new regime

When the Mayor Bloomberg administration was new he held an annual, balmy pilgrimage to the sun-soaked Boardwalk in Coney Island. Comment.
Bay News

BIG SCREECHER - Hey, mayor...Do something big for schools

Nearly seven miles of streets, from the Brooklyn Bridge along a stretch of Park Avenue to 72nd Street, will be closed to traffic for three Saturdays this summer as part of an effort to create more open space for recreation in a program called Summer Streets. Comment.
Bay News

Verrazano lower level reopens

All of the westbound lanes of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge are now open to traffic, approximately two weeks ahead of schedule, after a community-wrenching project that had kept them closed for approximately a year. Comment.
Bay News

Tall salute to school volunteers

Dedication and hard work – that’s what makes local parents vital to the school system. Comment.
Bay News

Take our money, CEC heads say - Presidents want to sacrifice funding to offset school cuts

Don’t take money away from public schools – take it from Community Education Councils (CEC). Comment.
Bay News

Stars & stripes fly high over John Paul Jones Pk

Brooklynites transformed John Paul Jones Park into a patriot’s haven during a Flag Day ceremony, coordinated by State Senator Marty Golden. Comment.
Bay News

Safe at PS 200 - Dual-language program to survive

What could have been a disastrous situation for parents turned into a happy ending. Comment.
Bay News

Precision military marriage

Lieutenant Colonel Lee Anderson (second from right), head of the Army Junior ROTC Cadets at Fort Hamilton High School, 8301 Shore Road, tied the knot with lovely Fort Hamilton High School Art Teacher Sabrina Milo during a ceremony at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Staten Island. Comment.
Bay News

New TKTS booth to open in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s getting a taste of the Great White Way. Comment.
Bay News

Longest serving DM to retire

This summer Community Board 11 will do something it has never done before: look for a new district manager. Comment.
Bay News

LGBT voters blast Golden - Pol must go after he opposed same-sex marriage, they say

Members of the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender community blasted State Senator Marty Golden for signing onto a lawsuit that could block New York’s acceptance of same-sex marriages from other states. Comment.
Bay News

Growing concern about ‘new’ Coney

Two activists opposed to the Bloomberg administration’s plan to redevelop Coney Island were talking about a new alliance this week just prior to Tuesday night’s public scoping meeting held at Abraham Lincoln High School. Comment.
Bay News

Dope dealing backlash

It’s not just the occasional joint. Comment.
Bay News

Deadbeats: EDC owes $4.5M water bill

The city’s Economic Development Corporation owes a bloated $4.5 million in unpaid water bills spanning the past 22 years, the city comptroller announced this week. Comment.
Bay News

Classrooms out, park in - After a decade, CB10 votes to boot out ‘temporary’ buildings

Ten years after the School Construction Authority (SCA) set up temporary classrooms for the High School of Telecommunications Arts & Technology, community activists are asking that they be removed. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Drug den’ raided on 93rd St.

A “neighborhood cancer” was excised from the streets of Bay Ridge Friday when cops raided a notorious drug den on 93rd Street near Fourth Avenue. Comment.
Borough-wide

Warriors Walk grows in Georgia

Three additional trees were planted along Warriors Walk in Fort Stewart Georgia, bringing to 411 the number of Eastern redbud trees in the memorial honoring fallen 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who died in Iraq. Comment.
Borough-wide

Veterans are ‘Outward Bound’

An offshoot of a nonprofit educational program founded in England during World War II to prepare young sailors to endure adversity at sea during wartime is helping U.S. war veterans today. Comment.
Borough-wide

Thwart theft: register your cell phone

A variation of an old police tactic could help borough cops fight the ever-rising trend of cell phone robberies among teens. Comment.
Borough-wide

Soldiers off the field, in the classroom - College enrollment surges for 3rd Infantry Divison as they rack up 15,000 credits

While 3rd Infantry Division was serving its third deployment to Iraq within five years, its soldiers set records amassing college credits during precious downtime between missions. Comment.
Borough-wide

Salute to veterans

Kickstart your choppers and come on down to the Ninth Annual Veterans’ Recognition Day in the Park, June 29 from 12-7 p.m., at the Asser Levy Seaside Park bandshell, Surf Avenue & West Fifth Street. Comment.
Borough-wide

Salsa festival

The Boricua Festival Committee’s Annual “Salsa at the Waterfront,” this year moving to Sunset Park, will be held June 28 at the 58th Street Pier, First Avenue and 58th Street. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sailing ‘Mighty Mo’

Calling all officers and sailors that served on, “Mighty Mo” the USS Missouri, from 1944 to the present for a “ship shape” good weekend. Comment.
Borough-wide

Residents rail against chronic drug dealing

It’s not just the occasional joint. Comment.
Borough-wide

Rent Control Board becomes sideshow - Tenants socked with new round of hikes; entire system is called into question

Amid the hoots and ear-piercing whistles that echoed throughout the Great Hall at Cooper Union’s vaulted ceilings, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted 5 to 4 to increase rents by 4.5 percent and 8.5 percent for the city’s rent-stabilized tenants renewing one- and two-year leases. Comment.
Borough-wide

Posthumous salutes - NYPD hails officers who gave all to the job

A Brooklynite killed in the line of duty and two fallen auxiliary officers were given the Police Department’s most prestigious honor last week during the NYPD’s Medal Day ceremony. Comment.
Borough-wide

One sad day - Contender for Vito’s seatdies of heart attack

Politics collided with the personal in a particularly devastating way, as Republicans in Brooklyn and Staten Island reeled from the latest disaster to befall them in the 13th Congressional District – the death of congressional candidate Frank Powers. Comment.
Borough-wide

Mechanics: Keeping U.S. troops moving

Multinational Division Baghdad mechanics in the motor pools have an important job for the success of the overall mission in Iraq. They ensure every vehicle leaving the base for a mission is in top working order, is safe and is going to be a reliable ride if something bad were to happen. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lower level lanes reopen on VZB - Westbound roadway returned to motorists ahead of schedule

All of the westbound lanes of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge are now open to traffic, approximately two weeks ahead of schedule, after a community-wrenching project that had kept them closed for approximately a year. Comment.
Borough-wide

LGBT voters: Golden must go - State senator’s opposition to same-sex marriage lands him in hot water

Members of the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender community blasted State Senator Marty Golden for signing onto a lawsuit that could block New York’s acceptance of same-sex marriages from other states. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kudos to outstanding Brooklyn educators

Outstanding borough educators received an “A” for “awesome” when state Senator Marty Golden held his annual “Teacher of the Year” awards ceremony at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment.
Borough-wide

Keep on truckin’ – just not near us

Residents of 70th Street crowded into a local restaurant to hear exactly what they were hoping to hear – that the management of a Walgreen’s that will soon be their neighbor will do everything it can to keep truck loading and unloading off of their residential street. Comment.
Borough-wide

June’s top police officers

Two 68th Precinct police officers have snagged “Cop of the Month” honors for June after they apprehended five individuals suspected of stealing a popular cell phone from someone in the street whom they had assaulted. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ivy league flips for local kid - Lukasz Zbylut is accepted into eighteen top universities

Lukasz Zbylut, a New Utrecht High School senior, won the college jackpot. Comment.
Borough-wide

Head to 13th Ave. this 4th

The stars and stripes will be moving from Third to 13th Avenue for this year’s Independence Day parade. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hard time awaits convicted body snatcher - Aldorasi’s jail stint based on over 1,000 corpses

If he whiled away his nights looting corpses for profit behind a pair of rose-colored glasses, Christopher Aldorasi’s seeing everything much clearer now. Comment.
Borough-wide

Guardsmen rev up Dale

Hours before his seventh-place start and fourth-place finish in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. looked fresh and rested as he visited National Guard members at an infield area. Comment.
Borough-wide

Free replica Cyclones

The world famous Coney Island Cyclone, known for its thrilling drops and blazing speed, might have achieved landmark status 20 years ago, but it will truly be immortalized this summer at KeySpan Park. Comment.
Borough-wide

Free full-body skin cancer test

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO® and Rite Aid, with support from Columbia Sportswear, has hit the road, offering free full body skin cancer screenings conducted by local board-certified dermatologists. Comment.
Borough-wide

Exiting angry at CB10

The removal of a long-time member had caused a bit of a ruckus at Community Board 10. Comment.
Borough-wide

Coney loses star walrus - Popular Ayveq was 14 years old at the time of his death

Ayveq, the Pacific walrus who rose from orphaned Alaskan calf to beefy harem leader at the New York Aquarium, died on June 22. He was 14 years old. Comment.
Borough-wide

Community council slate runs unopposed

In a quiet election that provided a dramatic contrast with the hotly contested election held two years earlier, members of the 68th Precinct Community Council chose a new slate of officers, who all ran unopposed. Comment.
Borough-wide

Calvary Hospital Medical nursing team hailed - 2008 Nursing Spectrurm Nurse Excellence Awards

Members of the Calvary Hospital medical and nursing team were on hand at the “2008 Nursing Spectrum Nurse Excellence Awards” ceremony to cheer on their colleague, Luz Hernandez, MS, APRN, BC, NP. Hernandez was one of six NY/NJ Region finalists in the category of “Advancing and Leading the Profession.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklynites get first crack

Ikea is open for business – with Red Hook residents manning the store. Comment.
Borough-wide

Boot classrooms, CB10 says - Members want park retuned and ‘temp’ structures gone

Ten years after the School Construction Authority (SCA) set up temporary classrooms for the High School of Telecommunications Arts & Technology, community activists are asking that they be removed. Comment.
Borough-wide

Blue and yellow fever - Borough shoppers flock to Ikea grand opening

With visions of Ivars and Billys dancing in their heads, thousands of Brooklynites filed into the borough’s brand new Ikea on opening day, Wednesday, June 18th. Comment.
Borough-wide

Abandoned boats plucked from Jamaica Bay

Operation Clean Bay was in full swing last week, as workers continued to rid Jamaica Bay of derelict vessels. Comment.
Borough-wide

POLICE BLOTTER

Washed ashore Comment.
Bay News

Tug of war - Beach patrol’s future in flux

Manhattan Beach’s own little civil war has broken out on a new front this week – right behind the wheel of its private security force. Comment.
Bay News

Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club awards dinner

A realtor and a clergyman shared the honors with other notables when the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club of Kings County held an awards dinner in Mill Basin. Comment.
Bay News

This time out prom is strictly for the senior set

Elders put on the glitz and tripped the light fantastic during a senior prom at Gargiulo’s Restaurant. Comment.
Bay News

Take our money, CECs say - Presidents offer to sacrifice funding to save schools

Don’t take money away from public schools – take it from Community Education Councils (CEC). Comment.
Bay News

Take home the Coney Island Cyclone

The world famous Coney Island Cyclone, known for its thrilling drops and blazing speed, might have achieved landmark status 20 years ago, but it will truly be immortalized this summer at KeySpan Park. Comment.
Bay News

S’head swindler busted - Man charged in over half-million-dollar stock scam

An alleged Sheepshead Bay swindler is facing 45 years in prison for masterminding a stock scam that bilked $540,000 from six investors peppered across the country. Comment.
Bay News

Students take on the teachers at P.S. 52

Budding athletes squared off against their teachers during a softball game at Public School 52. Comment.
Bay News

61st Pct. puts kibosh on career criminal

A career criminal with nearly three dozen arrests under his belt could be spending the next three dozen years behind bars thanks to the quick actions of the 61st Precinct’s “Cops of the Month.” Comment.
Bay News

St. Finbar’s school graduates its final class

Misty-eyed pupils donned their mortar boards and put up a brave front for the final graduation day at St. Finbar’s School. Comment.
Bay News

Showcase for public school 95 artists

Budding Rembrandts were in a class by themselves when they exhibited their masterpieces during an art show at Public School 95. Comment.
Bay News

Picnic with your pooch

Treat your best furry friend to a fun-filled walk in the park as FIDO — the Fellowship in the Interest of Dogs and their Owners — hosts its annual “Summer Picnic for Pooches & Their People” from 5 p.m. to dusk, June 27 in Prospect Park’s Nethermead. Comment.
Bay News

Outstanding educators earn a special ‘A’

Outstanding borough educators received an “A” for “awesome” when state Senator Marty Golden held his annual “Teacher of the Year” awards ceremony at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment.
Bay News

On the front lines against diabetes - Masons hold gala to bash juvenile disease

The First Kings Masonic District is continuing its fight against diabetes. Comment.
Bay News

Old glory on the move - Independence Day Parade on 13th Ave.

The stars and stripes will be moving from Third to 13th Avenue for this year’s Independence Day parade. Comment.
Bay News

Motorcyclist critical following Knapp St. accident

Cops look over a bashed motorcycle at the center of an accident which left one motorist clinging to life Saturday. Officials said that the owner of the Yamaha motorcycle was traveling southbound on Knapp Street in Sheepshead Bay at 7:30 p.m. on June 21 when it was hit by a Nissan traveling in the opposite direction. The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in the crash and was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition late Saturday night. Police do not believe any criminality was involved in the crash and no arrests have been made, officials said. Comment.
Bay News

Legion spotlights outstanding scribes

Brooklyn’s budding scribes were hailed for their inspirational masterpieces during an essay contest presented by the Kings County American Legion. Comment.
Bay News

Ivy League flips for him - New Utrecht student admitted to 18 top schools

Lukasz Zbylut, a New Utrecht High School senior, won the college jackpot. Comment.
Bay News

iPhone crooks don’t get far - 60th Precinct cops converge on knucklehead teens

As police officers are quick to point out, the key to catching criminals is the timely reporting of their crimes. Comment.
Bay News

High praise for school vollies

Dedication and hard work – that’s what makes local parents vital to the school system. Comment.
Bay News

Help for ailing Coney b’walk

The weary wooden warrior received a financial boost to the tune of $10 million when Assemblymembers Steven Cymbrowitz and Alec Brook-Krasny presented the Parks Department with funds to retool the Coney Island Boardwalk. Comment.
Bay News

Hebrew without the religion - Charter school founders insist programs will be secular

The brains behind the Hebrew-themed charter school proposal offered parents details about the school’s curriculum – and reiterated that religion would not be taught at the school. Comment.
Bay News

Hard time for ghoul - Cell awaits convicted body snatcher

If he whiled away his nights looting corpses for profit behind a pair of rose-colored glasses, Christopher Aldorasi’s seeing everything much clearer now. Comment.
Borough-wide

Golden must go, LGBT voters say

Members of the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender community blasted State Senator Marty Golden for signing onto a lawsuit that could block New York’s acceptance of same-sex marriages from other states. Comment.
Bay News

Golden Gate strangler convicted

A mob associate accused of strangling a woman to death and stuffing her body in a captain’s bed at Sheepshead Bay’s Golden Gate Inn was convicted of murder Tuesday – 10 years after the gruesome crime took place. Comment.
Bay News

Globe keeps spinning at P.S. 200

What could have been a disastrous situation for parents turned into a happy ending. Comment.
Bay News

Full body skin cancer test

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour presented by AVEENO® and Rite Aid, with support from Columbia Sportswear, has hit the road, offering free full body skin cancer screenings conducted by local board-certified dermatologists. Comment.
Bay News

First annual senior prom coming

Active adults and seniors from various communities, will dance, skip, and hop at the first annual Senior Prom, sponsored by Millennium Development, held at Midwood Active Adults Center, 4815 Avenue I, June 27. Comment.
Bay News

Extra special day for youngsters at Nelly Bly

“No man is so tall as when he stoops to help a handicapped child.” Comment.
Bay News

Doggone it, they’re trouble

His bottle was worse than his bark. Comment.
Bay News

DOE lawsuit brewing

Parents have long complained about a lack of sufficient arts education in public schools and now they may finally do something about it. Comment.
Bay News

District 20 advocate exits

School District 20 is saying farewell to one of its most dedicated education activists. Comment.
Bay News

Crime inches up at the 60th

Nearly halfway through 2008, crime in the 60th Precinct is up a modest six percent from its levels of 2007. Comment.
Bay News

Cries from Coney - Housing advocates oppose city plan

Two activists opposed to the Bloomberg administration’s plan to redevelop Coney Island were talking about a new alliance this week just prior to Tuesday night’s public scoping meeting held at Abraham Lincoln High School. Comment.
Bay News

Coney Island loses star walrus

Ayveq, the Pacific walrus who rose from orphaned Alaskan calf to beefy harem leader at the New York Aquarium, died on June 22. He was 14 years old. Comment.
Bay News

Cheers to Brooklyn Martini glass designer - Local woman wins ‘On the Rocks’ contest

Whether it’s shaken or stirred, the martini just got a whole lot cooler thanks to one Greenpoint resident. Comment.
Bay News

B’way box office hits Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s getting a taste of the Great White Way. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn in the house for food show

Local and proud of it — that is the hallmark of the Brooklyn food manufacturers showing at the 54th Summer Fancy Food Show under the Real Brooklyn™/Brooklyn Goes Global banner (booths 5414 and 5416), June 29-July 1 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Whether it’s fudge from an old family recipe but suited to today’s discerning foodie, or hot sauce that is truly “fuel for food,” Brooklyn will be well represented. Comment.
Bay News

B-ball courts remain ‘foul’ - Ditchek confronts comish

It’s an ugly part of Manhattan Beach that few notice unless they enter the park looking to play some ball. Comment.
Bay News

Baby walrus spends birthday with his fans

Brooklyn’s beefiest baby tipped the scales at 115 pounds at birth and boasts a legion of smitten fans, many of whom helped name him in a competition on the Today show to mark his first birthday. Comment.
Bay News

Annual blessing of the fleet - Flotilla to fill S’head Bay

State Senator Marty Golden will throw the memorial wreath from the lead boat in the 17th annual Blessing of the Fleets in Sheepshead Bay at 12 p.m., June 29. Golden will be aboard Commodore Bill Woodroffe’s ketch “Kalunamoo,” of the Deep Creek Yacht Club, which will lead a projected 100 plus boat flotilla from six local yacht and boat clubs. Comment.
Bay News

A clean sweep for Jamaica Bay

Operation Clean Bay was in full swing last week, as workers continued to rid Jamaica Bay of derelict vessels. Comment.

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