Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Williamsburg

Your guide to upcoming civic meetings

The following is a list of local community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, newspaper at 718-615-2500, ext. 3332. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time; however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment.
Williamsburg

Thies gets ’09 jumpstart - Candidate goes after funds

It’s never too early to start raising money for next year’s City Council races, as a group of Greenpoint community members celebrated the beginning of summer by hosting a fundraiser for City Council candidate and Williamsburg resident Evan Thies, 18 months before the election. Comment.
Williamsburg

State senator must go, LGBT voters say - Golden’s opposition to same-sex marriage draws community’s ire

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.
Williamsburg

Rent control meltdown - Tenants hit with new hikes; validity of 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, respectively. Comment.
Williamsburg

New Williamsburg cafe keeps it casual

Contemporary American fare with a casual old-time Brooklyn ambience is the calling card of The New Williamsburg Café, which will open July 4 at 170 Wythe Avenue. Comment.
Williamsburg

New effort to I.D. needy - Many eligible for food stamps

The City Council, in partnership with the Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the Food Bank of New York, will launch a wide-ranging outreach program to identify 211,801 Brooklyn households who are eligible for food stamps but may not be enrolled in the program. Comment.
Williamsburg

Lack of a/c leaves kids hot under the collar

Of all the victims of the oppressive heat wave that overtook New York City in early June, let’s not forget the city’s schoolchildren, many of whom faced the daunting challenge of concentrating on schoolwork while battling discomfort. Comment.
Williamsburg

Hipsters get run of Bedford - Car traffic to be banned on avenue this summer

A stretch of Bedford Avenue will be closed to traffic during four Saturdays this summer, allowing the Northside’s funky, vibrant commercial strip that has become internationally famous in recent years to function exclusively as a pedestrian plaza. Comment.
Williamsburg

Happy b’day Akituusaq - New York Aquarium seal 1-year-old

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.
Williamsburg

Good eats for all the outcasts - UnFancy Food Festival checks into the East River Bar

Tom Mylan welcomes all foodies, locavores and ingredient-driven dining enthusiasts to Williamsburg for the UnFancy Food Festival, but sometimes the former Marlow and Sons buyer wishes pretentious eaters would stay home. Comment.
Williamsburg

Farm fresh goodness at McCarren Park

Harry Rosenblum looks at the endless beds of ruby-colored cherries, among the first of the season, at Red Jacket Orchard’s booth at the McCarren Park Greenmarket. Next to the cherries are boxes of freshly picked strawberries and stalks of reddish-green rhubarb. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cheers to a ‘Glass’ act - Local woman wins ‘On the Rocks’ design competition

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

Canyon of a BK hero - Intersection is dedicated to Daniel J. Pujdak

Nearly 150 people gathered in the Richardson Street Firehouse Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the death of Firefigher Daniel Pujdak, the 23-year-old Greenpoint native who died in the line of duty last June 21. Comment.
Williamsburg

An evening with ‘Jason and the Argonauts’

He foiled a moving statue, slew the vicious hydra, and barely held off an entire skeleton army, but could Jason and the Argonauts survive in an increasingly competitive job market where individuals even with advanced degrees are having difficulty finding work? Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Supreme’ loss for Atlantic Yards foes - Public advocate survey finds DOE failing school kids

With site preparation work continuing on the Atlantic Yards project, opponents appear to be down to their last court appeal before developer Forest City Ratner Companies can officially start construction. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Blew’ his cover - Exploding dye pack pegs thief

In the end, his brightly colored shoes gave him away. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

WNET awards diplomas to stellar grads

Thirteen/WNET, New York’s public television station, presented more than 100 diplomas to a diverse group of men and women from all over New York City who successfully completed their General Educational Development (GED) program. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Toying with an anniversary - Doll & Toy Museum celebrates nine successful years

The Doll and Toy Museum of NYC recently celebrated their Ninth Anniversary at a festive evening, at the Brooklyn Heights Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, where Marlene Hochman, founder and executive director of The Doll and Toy Museum of NYC was host. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

11th Street revels in the summer sunshine

Festive frolickers soaked in equal parts of sunshine and community spirit during a block party along 11th Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Three R’s - but not much art - Public advocate survey finds DOE failing school kids

An elected official has joined the list of people accusing the public school system of failing to offer sufficient arts education. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

4th of July without the bang - Cops launch annual crackdown on illegal fireworks

Cops want to take some of the pop out of this year’s Fourth of July festivities. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Thanks for the attention

Thank you so much for giving the prominent space and coverage to the Salem Fields visit by the Kings County Council, Jewish War Veterans, in honor of Memorial Day. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Summer concerts

The Old First Reformed Church presents “Free Summer Concerts” every Wednesday in July at 8 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Summer brings storytime to the garden

You know it’s summertime when the Hoyt Street Association holds its annual free “Stories in the Garden” series, every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m., now to July 31 at the Hoyt Street Garden, corner of Hoyt Street and Atlantic Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Standing up for same-sex marriage - Lambda Democrats salute supporters

Thanks for the support… Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

School merger O.K. - Polytech, NYU deal gets state approval

The state Board of Regents last week approved the merging of Polytechnic University in Downtown Brooklyn and New York University to become Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Old glory on the move - Independence Day Parade on 13th Avenue

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

NYCHA community centers in jeopardy - Agency forced to consider cutting programs and consolidating facilities

Facing a budget deficit of $611 million, the New York City Housing Authority is considering cutting programs and consolidating community centers, while continuing to make payments of $226 million to the city for a number of services the city provides. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New specialists join NYM’s elite team - Outstanding orthopedic surgeons strengthen hospital’s health care ‘hand’

To provide an exceptional level of care for patients who are coping with hand, wrist and arm injuries, New York Methodist Hospital expanded its hand surgery services and hired two new specialists. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New look at Gowanus Canal Sponge Park - Design becomes part of Architects’ ‘Ecotones’ exhibit on LaGuardia Place

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy, in collaboration with its consultant Susannah Drake and Brooklyn-based landscape architecture firm dlandstudio, has developed a design for a Gowanus Canal Sponge Park. This project was presented by Drake before a recent meeting of the New York Chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LICH rape crisis center to close down - ‘I don’t think there is a value to keeping it open,’ hospital spokesperson says

Long Island College Hospital will shutter its rape crisis intervention program on June 30, a hospital official confirmed this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ikea to shoppers: Get the bus

In Red Hook at least, crowded buses might actually be a good thing, an IKEA official reasoned this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hey kids, take the streets

New York City youngsters can now play traditional sidewalk games, develop their creativity through the arts, and learn from a wide range of educational, recreational and cultural arts specialists thanks to the Police Athletic League (PAL), which launched its 2008 Summer Program in Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Greenpoint pride

I have embarked upon my own personal crusade to correctly identify the community in which McCarren Park is housed. It is in Greenpoint, and not Williamsburg. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Free tennis lessons

The New York Junior Tennis League is currently offering free tennis to youngsters ages 6-18 at various locations throughout the New York City as part of is annual summer program. Trained coaches will provide a comprehensive schedule of instruction, practice and play for all levels. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Crime drops in 78th - Burglaries still up in ever-safer precinct

Except for burglaries, crime continues its downward spiral in the 78th Precinct. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Coney’s star walrus dies

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Civic meetings

The following is a list of local community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718-615-2500, ext. 3332. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Checking in on DeGraw

Brooklyn Courier

Chappelle set to stump

If politics can be considered a comedy unto itself, then he’s just going to throw in a few more laughs. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Cabrini has new CEO

Eugene R. McCormick has been selected as the new president and CEO of The Cabrini Mission Foundation (CMF). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

By Council Members Bill De Blasio & David Yassky

The early stages of a rezoning effort in the Gowanus community are a welcome sight to residents. A balanced rezoning of the area will allow for enhanced enjoyment of the Canal and its surrounding neighborhoods, while protecting important and varied uses. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Boulder on her shoulder

Re: “‘Summit’ needs to call for black attitude change,” A Britisher’s View, by Shavana Abruzzo, 6/12 issue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bklyn tenants caught in housing squeeze - Foreclosures, rising rents and predatory lending makes life hard on many

The high rate of foreclosures, the shrinking number of affordable rentals and predatory lending were all covered in a recent forum on housing in Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Big chains spoiled rotten - More expired goods found on Rite Aid, CVS shelves

Pharmacy conglomerates Rite Aid and CVS are spoiling Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s mood. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Become a better cook - Community Market offering demonstrations

With the overflowing stands of seasonal fruits and vegetables at farmers markets throughout the metropolitan area this season, eating local has never been easier. Nonetheless, because the sheer variety of available produce can be overwhelming, it’s not uncommon for shoppers to get stuck in recipe-ruts. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A real way with words

Re: “A Britisher’s View” by Shavana Abruzzo. Comment.
Greenpoint

Still waiting for green space

Negotiations between the MTA and city’s Economic Development Corporation over the relocation of a bus maintenance depot and emergency response facility on 65 Commercial Street have slowed to a standstill, as Greenpoint residents await the development of a park promised to the neighborhood more than three years ago. Comment.
Greenpoint

Somber memorial for fallen fireman

Nearly 150 people gathered in the Richardson Street Firehouse Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the death of Firefigher Daniel Pudjak, the 23-year-old Greepoint native who died in the line of duty last June 21. Comment.
Greenpoint

Pol: School’s failing arts - Only 5 percent of BK elementary schools with full program

An elected official has joined the list of people accusing the public school system of failing to offer sufficient arts education. Comment.
Greenpoint

JHS sex-abuse allegations -Report claims school aide touched students

It is alleged that an aide at a Greenpoint junior high school repeatedly behaved inappropriately — and in several cases made sexual advances — toward at least 10 students over the past year and a half, an investigation has found. Comment.
Greenpoint

Housing crunch - In the red, NYCHA faces cuts

Facing a budget deficit of $611 million, the New York City Housing Authority is considering cutting programs and consolidating community centers, while continuing to make payments of $226 million to the city for a number of services the city provides. Comment.
Greenpoint

Happy b’day Akituusaq - New York Aquarium’s walrus pup celebrates first year

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.
Greenpoint

Finding those who are in need - New initiative to identify families eligible to receive food stamps in New York City

The City Council, in partnership with the Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the Food Bank of New York, will launch a wide-ranging outreach program to identify 211,801 Brooklyn households who are eligible for food stamps but may not be enrolled in the program. Comment.
Greenpoint

BURG ‘n’ POINT - One scary evening on ‘Monster Island’ - Melted Man’s creepy vibe leaves some screaming for the exit door

I’m afraid of flying. I’m afraid of worms. When I was a kid, I used to be afraid of the wind. But I’ve never encountered an art event, especially one in our fair Williamsburg, that has sent shivers down my spine and brought me almost to tears. Comment.
Greenpoint

All eyes on 231 Norman - Greenpoint Lofts BK’s first commerical condominium

Dozens of real estate brokers, marketing agencies and creative professionals converged upon Greenpoint Lofts tower last week to take a closer look at Brooklyn’s first commercial condominium development. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The three R’s, but no art - Public advocate report finds DOE failing children

An elected official has joined the list of people accusing the public school system of failing to offer sufficient arts education. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Standing up for same-sex marriage - Lambda dems salute supporters

Thanks for the support… Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Set for Nov. - ‘Martyrs’ to mark centennial

Despite unforeseen delays, the city’s Parks Department said last week the renovation of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park should be completed in time for its centennial celebration in November. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More expired stuff on Rite Aid, CVS shelves

Pharmacy conglomerates Rite Aid and CVS are spoiling Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s mood. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Mentors make Funday picture-perfect

Nine sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from JHS 265 in Clinton Hill, a school served by Partnership with Children, teamed up with volunteers from the philanthropic organization High Water Women to participate in a FUNDay Partners activity at the International Center of Photography. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Loss for Atlantic Yards foes

With site preparation work continuing on the Atlantic Yards project, opponents appear to be down to their last court appeal before developer Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) can officially start construction. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LICH to lose rape crisis program - ‘I don’t think there is a value in keeping it open,’ hospital spokesperson says

Long Island College Hospital will shutter its rape crisis intervention program on June 30, a hospital official confirmed this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Green grass and greenbacks - Town hall on phase one of Brooklyn Bridge Park project

Don’t expect Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation President Regina Myer to address future funding for the 85-acre waterfront park spanning from the Manhattan Bridge to Atlantic Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Fourth of July without the bang

Cops want to take some of the pop out of this year’s Fourth of July festivities. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Crime spike puts many on alert - Robberies and burglaries plague Fort Greene

Despite the overall reduction of crime in Fort Greene during the year, community residents remain alarmed at the preponderance of robberies and burglaries that have been happening overnight in their neighborhood. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

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.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Supreme’ loss for Yards foes

With site preparation work continuing on the Atlantic Yards project, opponents appear to be down to their last court appeal before developer Forest City Ratner Companies can officially start construction. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Three R’s but no art - Public advocate survey finds DOE failing school kids

An elected official has joined the list of people accusing the public school system of failing to offer sufficient arts education. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Summer brings stories to the garden

You know it’s summertime when the Hoyt Street Association holds its annual free “Stories in the Garden” series, every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m., now to July 31 at the Hoyt Street Garden, corner of Hoyt Street and Atlantic Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Showcase for outstanding kid artistry

Archivists looking for a pictorial timeline of Red Hook’s history need look no further than the Nelson Street wall of PS/MS/HS 27. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Senator 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.
Brooklyn Courier

New play yard at P.S. 146

It’s time to play! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LICH rape-crisis program to end - Hospital spokesperson: ‘I don’t think there is a value to keeping it open’

Long Island College Hospital will shutter its rape crisis intervention program on June 30, a hospital official confirmed this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Home sharing program expands

Younger New Yorkers have responded to New York Foundation for Senior Citizens’ expanded Home Sharing Program, a unique affordable housing option and free matching service, which has recently allowed younger “hosts” under the age of 60 to share their homes with older “guests.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Fireworks crackdown

Cops want to take some of the pop out of this year’s Fourth of July festivities. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bus it to IKEA - Shoppers urged to board for better service

In Red Hook at least, crowded buses might actually be a good thing, an IKEA official reasoned this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Big-chain drug stores still spoiled rotten - Cuomo investigators find more expired goods on Rite Aid, CVS shelves

Pharmacy conglomerates Rite Aid and CVS are spoiling Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s mood. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BAM cultural district swap - Two Trees to develop site formerly set for Brooklyn Public Library

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

Yards foes ‘Supreme’ Court loss

With site preparation work continuing on the Atlantic Yards project, opponents appear to be down to their last court appeal before developer Forest City Ratner Companies can officially start construction. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

WNET presents diplomas to stellar class

Thirteen/WNET, New York’s public television station, presented more than 100 diplomas to a diverse group of men and women from all over New York City who successfully completed their General Educational Development (GED) program. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Three R’s — but no art

An elected official has joined the list of people accusing the public school system of failing to offer sufficient arts education. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Showcase for student artistry on Nelson Street

Archivists looking for a pictorial timeline of Red Hook’s history need look no further than the Nelson Street wall of PS/MS/HS 27. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

LICH rape crisis program to close - Official: ‘We weren’t doing it as well’

Long Island College Hospital will shutter its rape crisis intervention program on June 30, a hospital official confirmed this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Library out, condos in - Mixed-use building for BAM Cultural District

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

LGBT voters blast Golden

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.
Brooklyn Heights

It’s summer and story time in the garden

You know it’s summertime when the Hoyt Street Association holds its annual free “Stories in the Garden” series, every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m., now to July 31 at the Hoyt Street Garden, corner of Hoyt Street and Atlantic Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Ikea shoppers urged get on the bus - Store says increased service will come with increased ridership

In Red Hook at least, crowded buses might actually be a good thing, an IKEA official reasoned this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Green grass & greenbacks - Town hall on phase one of park work

Don’t expect Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation President Regina Myer to address future funding for the 85-acre waterfront park spanning from the Manhattan Bridge to Atlantic Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Euro Street ‘Bid’ - ‘Pedestrian piazzas’ coming

The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID) is going to bring a little Europe into Brooklyn this summer. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Big chains spoiled rotten - Probe find more expired stuff at Rite Aid, CVS

Pharmacy conglomerates Rite Aid and CVS are spoiling Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s mood. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Bang, boom...fizzled 4th

Cops want to take some of the pop out of this year’s Fourth of July festivities. Comment.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Williamsburg

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Racist renters Comment.
Williamsburg

Ye olde fashioned days are here again at the Wyckoff

The romance of the past – infused with a strong dose of reality – comes to life, this summer, at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum. Comment.
Williamsburg

Viva Africa at the museum

At the Brooklyn Museum’s “Target First Saturdays,” thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5-11 p.m. The July 5 program is “Viva Africa!” Comment.
Williamsburg

The Giglio will dance

Each July, a remarkable ritual takes place in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn: 125 men carry a five-ton, five-story, hand-sculpted tower and a 15-piece brass band — on their shoulders — and dance the 65-foot-high monument through the streets in tempo to joyous Italian folk songs. Comment.
Williamsburg

Shuttle shoots to the waterfront

Visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park can ride a free shuttle bus again this summer. The service transports passengers from major subway stations to the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Summer ‘08 @ Pier One,” providing public access to the pier and spectacular views of the New York Harbor and the New York City Waterfalls by Olafur Eliasson. Comment.
Williamsburg

Save a few lives

Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services, in collaboration with Music Saves Lives, is holding blood drives July 6 and 20 at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ride into Coney history

Grab your beach gear, bring your sense of adventure, cast away your workday concerns and enter the wonderful world of nostalgia. A day of fun and revelry await onboard the New York Transit Museum’s second seasonal “Coney Island Bound!” Nostalgia Train excursion. Comment.
Williamsburg

Nathan’s Hot Dog challenge returns – Kobayashi on the hunt

Takeru Kobayashi of Japan will seek to regain his title as world eating champion, July 4, as he competes against American champion Joey Chestnut at the 93rd annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island. Comment.
Williamsburg

Indy all summer

This year, Independence Day lasts all summer. On July 4, Independence Community Foundation (ICF) will celebrate a decade of support for hundreds of outstanding cultural, educational and community development non-profits in Brooklyn and beyond. Comment.
Williamsburg

Head to the lawn for a summer of Starz

Town Square’s SummerStarz 2008 is just around the corner. The 2008 program will start July 9, so mark your calendars to spend 10 Wednesday summer evenings on the lawn in McCarren Park, Lorimer Street and Bedford Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Free dance class

Young Dancers In Repertory is offering tuition free and admission free dance classes for children in several different Brooklyn Parks during July. Comment.
Williamsburg

D debuts CAKE

In February 2007, Brooklyn’s Akashic Books and acclaimed author Kenji Jasper launched a new Street Lit imprint — The Armory — introducing audiences to an unknown young author named D, with D’s debut novel, GOT. Comment.
Williamsburg

Daydreaming

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 July 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20. All performances include post-show activities for children. Comment.
Williamsburg

Culture spot

NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, has named the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium the Culture Spot for July. Comment.
Williamsburg

Billy Joel nite

Join the Brooklyn Cyclones as they honor Grammy Award-winner Billy Joel and enjoy Bike Night, July 12 at 6 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bigger, better and greener

Now in its second year, The Prospect Park Youth Council’s free Summer on the Green Program is bigger, better, more educational and even more fun. Comment.
Williamsburg

Worldwide jazz comes home

On monthly Thursday evening performances, PLG Arts’ Jazz at the Ink Well presents emerging and mid-career Brooklyn jazz artists. This summer, the series continues exploring Jazz’s global influence and influences, presenting artists who hail from France, Germany, and of course New York. Comment.
Williamsburg

Spazz Rock n’ Roll

The Wang Dang Doodle will present “A Spazz Rock & Roll Dance Party,” July 11, with special guest DJ Dave the Spazz of WFMU and his swingin’ pals Bob Shannon of WCBS-FM and The Empress of The Empire State Soul Club. Comment.
Williamsburg

Reggae gala benefits the kids

Revival Reggae Sundays will host the free official after party for the 2008 Reggae Carifest concert, July 6 at LOX Lounge in Fort Greene, starting at 9 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

R&B forever...

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

Prospect Bandshell keeps rockin’

Celebrate Brooklyn! Continues to pack in the crowds at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Comment.
Williamsburg

Michael Bolton, Erykah Badu and Liza, too

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz hosts the 30th Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series at Asser Levy/Seaside Park and the 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field, with some of the biggest names in music coming to Brooklyn to celebrate an incredible three decades of free music. Comment.
Williamsburg

Let the music play: In the Pk

The annual summer concerts series, in parks throughout from Bay Ridge to Marine Park, has been announced by sponsors State Senator Martin J. Golden, the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Parks Task Force, and CERT1NYC. Comment.
Williamsburg

Latin fireworks

The Real Fireworks won’t be in the sky this Fourth of July — they’ll be exploding when Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postinos, La Cumbiamba eNeYe, The Quackatorians, and Cotito celebrate the sounds of Latin America at Jalopy, July 4 from 4-7 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

BK Hip Hop Fest: Old school, new school and everything else

“Where Brooklyn at?” Comment.
Williamsburg

Almost famous: ‘Brat’ packer still has pluck

Williamsburg resident Scott Sheets, an unassuming computer graphic designer, very nearly became an American celebrity. Comment.
Williamsburg

Tillies is terrific for noir, Haitian art

Tuly cultural events at Tillie’s include an art show from rural Haiti project and a group reading from the new book, Brooklyn Noir 3. Comment.
Williamsburg

tARTs bring you the ‘Summer Salon Show’

Rabbitholestudio presents “Summer Salon Show,” a group show that features recent work by members of the tART artist collective. Comment.
Williamsburg

Art audition

The 37-year-old Narrows Community Theater (NCT) has opened a full arts education program this summer. On July 10 at 8 p.m. and then a month later on August 7 at 8 p.m., NCT will sponsor “How To Audition for The Professional Theatre,” a pair of workshops designed to expand on the art of auditioning. Comment.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Williamsburg

Sweet save for Domino sign

On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted 7-1 to approve plans for a rooftop addition to the Domino Sugar refinery building, which was designated as a city landmark last September. Comment.
Greenpoint

Greenpoint native one ‘glass’ act - Mia Ferrera winner of Bombay Sapphire’s ‘On the Rocks’ design competition

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

CVS, Rite Aid face lawsuit

Pharmacy conglomerates Rite Aid and CVS are spoiling Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s mood. Comment.
Borough-wide

POLICE BLOTTER

Construction injury Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Montague Street BID on the move

The future of mom-and-pop retailers along the commercial corridor was up for review and planning during a meeting in Brooklyn Heights of the Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID). Comment.

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