Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

Williamsburg

‘90210’ drama in the nabe - Jewish group outraged by bikini billboard

Oy vey, what a saucy show! Comment.
Williamsburg

Very first day for charter schools - Eighteen new schools opened their doors for the first time this past Tuesday

The school year is now in session and so are several new charter schools. Comment.
Williamsburg

Tunnel tours all year round - Popular underground adventure promised through the winter; next one Sept. 14

Neither rain, hail, sleet nor snow will keep irreverent urban explorer Bob Diamond from leading his wildly popular tunnel tours. Comment.
Williamsburg

September 11 memorials in Bklyn - Mark this somber occasion with vigils, musical performances throughout the borough

The seventh anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is being observed across Brooklyn in a variety of ways. Comment.
Williamsburg

Schools want off of list - ‘Persistently dangerous’ schools see drop in crime

If they have their way, several Brooklyn schools will no longer be considered “persistently dangerous.” Comment.
Williamsburg

PS 132 gets off on the right foot

Fresh-faced students embraced a new school year with smiles and a few moist eyes as first day rites got underway at Public School 132. Comment.
Williamsburg

New year, new school - Students at Satmar academy start first day in new digs

For most Brooklyn school children, Labor Day was the last day of summer vacation. But for children of the Satmar Hasidic tradition who don’t celebrate secular holidays, it was the first day of school. Comment.
Williamsburg

Keeping literacy alive - Foundation donates books

Around 100 school-aged children who gathered at PS 250 (108 Montrose Avenue) last Thursday whetted their reading appetites before the start of the school year when they received free gift-wrapped books. Comment.
Williamsburg

Gun buyback program here - DA to host ‘Cash for Guns Day’ on Sept. 13 at local churches

Building on a successful program held recently in the northern part of Brooklyn, cops in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, working with Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, will be holding a Cash for Guns Day on which people who own illegal guns can bring them to half a dozen churches in the borough and turn them in. Comment.
Williamsburg

Volunteer

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice Care program is taking applications for those wanting to join the 150 active volunteers providing companionship and other types of support to terminally ill patients throughout Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. Comment.
Williamsburg

Campaigning for middle school success

The middle school makeover continues. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn’s own ‘Survivor’ - Jessica ‘Sugar’ Kiper to use street smarts as a contestant on TV

Actress, pin-up girl, and “Survivor” contestant Jessica ‘Sugar’ Kiper might not be Brooklyn born, but she certainly is borough tested. Comment.
Williamsburg

Beep pressures Bloomie on term limits

Add Borough President Marty Markowitz to the list of officials asking Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stake out a definitive position on extending or overturning term limits for all elected city officials. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘500 Years of Music for Guitar’

Guitarist Peter Griggs will present “500 Years of Music for Guitar” in concert at Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, September 10 at 8 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

WTA meeting

The Windsor Terrace Alliance (WTA) will be hosting its next general meeting at 6:30 p.m., September 9 at 216 Prospect Park West. Wine and cheese will be served, courtesy of Windsor Wines. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Worth a good laugh

Stanley Gershbein (“It’s Only My Opinion”) Really after reading your article in the August 22 issue I simply had a good laugh. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Up with the rebels, down with the redcoats

Patrons downed a shot of local history with their spirits when The Gate presented a Battle of Brooklyn celebration, which also doubled as a benefit for the Old Stone House. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

12th Street puts up a perfect 10 for summer

Family fun was on the menu for mom, dad and the kids, who joined festive forces with their neighbors for a block party in Park Slope. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Thanks for the support

This is just a note to thank you for your support of the Carroll Park Concert Series over the summer of 2008. It was a real success and great fun for the kids of our beloved community and community park – thanks in no small part to your help. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Small Business Awards

The New York Enterprise Report announces its Best Practice finalists for the Small Business Awards and two of the finalists come from Brooklyn The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala, September 17 from 6-10 p.m. at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

September 11 memorials in Bklyn

From Borough Hall to the 69th Street Pier, the dulcet sounds of music will echo through Brooklyn on September 11, in a tribute to peace and hope planned to coincide with the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Polytechnic Institute of NYU student convocation

The Polytechnic Institute of NYU held its New Student Convocation, an historic occasion as the school welcomed the first class of NYU-Poly students since the two institutions merged in June 2008. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ouch! School’s open

As schools open once again, excessive horn honking amidst the plethora of autos/vans/yellow busses, picking up toddlers in the a.m. will commence. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Now that’s really Amore! Brooklyn’s own Julius LaRosa featured in PBS special

Her name was Jeannette and in the eyes of young Julius LaRosa, she was just about the prettiest girl in Grover Cleveland High School. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

NJ Nets star holds basketball clinic at SFC

Budding hoopsters received tips from the top on how to hit the hardwood when New Jersey Nets’ star Josh Boone led a basketball clinic at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Morris Dance

The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center will host its annual open house at the home of the Mark Morris Dance Group in Fort Greene, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Handlebars & mutton chops - Coney Island to host a very hairy competition

Eric Brown has been carefully growing his muttonchops for two years, conditioning the coarse hair, occasionally trimming it, and above all, nurturing it. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

festival

Brooklyn’s First Annual Waterfront District Fall Festival, featuring international foods, crafts, and rides, will be held September 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Caring for Brooklyn’s health for 150 years

Cobble Hill Health Center hosted a reception for its neighbor in care, Long Island College Hospital, which is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary — 150 years of service to Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BUSINESS BROOKLYN STYLE: Internist Dr. Angelo Magno - Dedicated to caring for all your vital moving parts

“You bring your car for an inspection annually. How come you don’t treat yourself as well?” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bridge swim

More than 300 swimmers from around the world will cross the East River in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the third annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim, September 6 starting at 8:45 a.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Billions for Georgia

Stanley Gershbein (“It’s Only My Opinion”), I enjoyed reading your opinion page on the train last night. You mention that Barack dumping Hillary was something “most of us wanted” but I have met an awful lot of people who say they feel the opposite. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Better homes

Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of East Flatbush offers the Home Maintenance Training Program, a 10-week comprehensive program designed to provide “hands on” training and competency in most phases of home repairs and maintenance. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bernstein music

In honor of what would have been the beloved composer’s and conductor’s, you can get your fill of Leonard Bernstein programming at Green-Wood Cemetery and the Brooklyn Lyceum this month. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Back home after two weeks at Camp Bernie

More than 20 Brooklyn kids returned home after a special two-week camp experience sponsored by Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A new addition to the oncology team - New York Methodist Hospital welcomes Dr. Constantine Gorelick to staff

Constantine Gorelick, MD, joined New York Methodist Hospital’s gynecologic oncology team and is spearheading the extension of several services offered to women with ovarian cancer and other conditions at New York Methodist Hospital. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A doggone crime

Thank you for such prominent coverage of the alleged spite starvation of a dog in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A bonanza for bibliophiles

Barnes & Noble Park Slope is hosting a series of kids events throughout September. Events include. Comment.
Greenpoint

Tunnel tours to be held all year round - Next one coming Sept. 14

Neither rain, hail, sleet nor snow will keep irreverent urban explorer Bob Diamond from leading his wildly popular tunnel tours. Comment.
Greenpoint

September 11 memorials in Brooklyn - Mark this somber occasion with vigils, music performances throughout the borough

The seventh anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is being observed across Brooklyn in a variety of ways. Comment.
Greenpoint

Schools want off of ‘dangerous’ list - With crime down at several Bklyn schools, administrators want designation gone

If they have their way, several Brooklyn schools will no longer be considered “persistently dangerous.” Comment.
Greenpoint

Newtown dumping court case proceeds

An August ruling by the New York State Appeals Court will enable the Brooklyn district attorney’s office to prosecute a case against a Queens concrete company accused of dumping industrial byproducts into Newtown Creek. Comment.
Greenpoint

Middle school makeover - New city campaign aims to help stuggling schools

The middle school makeover continues. Comment.
Greenpoint

Handlebars & sideburns - Coney Beard & Moustache Competition coming Sept. 6

Eric Brown has been carefully growing his muttonchops for two years, conditioning the coarse hair, occasionally trimming it, and above all, nurturing it. Comment.
Greenpoint

Get heard on traffic issues - Transportation council to discuss Bklyn concerns on Sept. 15

The good news is that traffic conditions in Brooklyn aren’t forecast to deteriorate—any more than they already have—for the foreseeable future. Comment.
Greenpoint

for Paterson

A court ruled this week that Governor David Paterson had every right to demand that state agencies begin acknowledging gay marriages that were performed legally outside New York. Comment.
Greenpoint

Bklyn Bridge swim coming

More than 300 swimmers from around the world will cross the East River in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the third annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim, September 6 starting at 8:45 a.m. Comment.
Greenpoint

Brooklyn’s very own ‘Survivor’ - Jessica ‘Sugar’ Kiper to use her street smarts as castaway on reality television show

Actress, pin-up girl, and “Survivor” contestant Jessica ‘Sugar’ Kiper might not be Brooklyn born, but she certainly is borough tested. Comment.
Greenpoint

Beep adds to heat - Pressures mayor on term limits

Add Borough President Marty Markowitz to the list of officials asking Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stake out a definitive position on extending or overturning term limits for all elected city officials. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Whole Foods gets permits

Whole Foods Market may be two steps closer to building its first Brooklyn store. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New effort to firm up the middle

The middle school makeover continues. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Moving off the ‘danger’ list - Brooklyn schools look to shed bad designation

If they have their way, several Brooklyn schools will no longer be considered “persistently dangerous.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Khalil Gibran at P.S. 287

The Khalil Gibran International Academy has a new home but who knows for how long. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ikea shuttle buses are shaken up - Dispatchers added

The traffic mess spawned by shuttle buses ferrying passengers to Red Hook’s IKEA seems to have cleared – for now. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Family day at Walt Whitman Houses

Mom, dad and the kids reveled with their neighbors during a family day at the Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Down to the wire - Time is short for ‘Martyrs’

Despite concerns among local residents, the city’s Parks Department remains hopeful that renovation of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park will be completed in time for its Nov. 15 centennial celebration. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Designs on overturning term limits - Beep wants Bloomberg to take lead the effort

Add Borough President Marty Markowitz to the list of officials asking Mayor Bloomberg to stake out a definitive position on extending or overturning term limits for all elected city officials. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cash for guns program reloaded

Building on a successful program held recently in the northern part of Brooklyn, cops in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, working with Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, will be holding a Cash for Guns Day on which people who own illegal guns can bring them to half a dozen churches in the borough and turn them in. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklynites cheer Obama acceptance speech - Local supporters pack Moe’s Bar to witness historic event

A diverse collection of around 200 Brooklynites packed into Moe’s Bar in Fort Greene Thursday night to witness a historic moment: Barack Obama’s acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination for president. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bravest save tangled fowl - Ingested fish hook puts seabird in jeopardy

Sometimes, it takes a village to save one seabird’s life. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Add five more charter schools to Bklyn

The school year is now in session and so are several new charter schools. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Veteran-Centric Art’

The Brooklyn Campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (VANYHHS) is calling for “Veteran-Centric-Art” for a National Poster Project on the Afghanistan/Iraq War. The Veteran Art National Poster Project deadline for submissions of veteran art for the 13”x19” National Afghanistan/Iraq War Poster is September 15, 2008. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Red Hook High’ to debut at festival - Nabe featured in independent pilot

“Red Hook High,” a new independent television pilot, produced and directed by filmmaker Trac Minh Vu of Dance Theatre Etcetera, a community-based arts organization in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, has been selected to premiere at the New York Television Festival’s Independent Pilot Competition. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Whole Foods lands building permits

Whole FoodsMarket may be two steps closer to building its first Brooklyn store. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Term limit hustle - Beep wants Bloomberg to take lead in overturning law

Add Borough President Marty Markowitz to the list of officials asking Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stake out a definitive position on extending or overturning term limits for all elected city officials. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Really wrong turn for a boat

It was pretty far from the nearest harbor, so firefighters had to bring the water to it. Smoke eaters were called to the corner of Richards Street and Visitation Place in Red Hook Saturday after a small watercraft managed to sail its way onto a neighborhood street and then catch fire. Fire officials said that the 8 p.m. blaze – which is being investigated as suspicious – was put out in a short time. No injuries were reported. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Pool guard shot dead

Cops are pulling out all the stops in their search for the man who killed a security guard as he manned his post at a city-owned pool, officials said. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Next up for a short parking holiday - Red Hook gets a break, while Carroll Gardens faces new street cleaning rules

Effective September 8, Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking (ASP) Regulations will be temporarily suspended in parts of Red Hook west of Hamilton Avenue in Brooklyn’s Community Board 6 for three to four weeks as the Department of Transportation (DOT) installs 1,400 signs with new, reduced street-cleaning regulations. This is the fourth and final phase of the project to change approximately 8,000 signs throughout the community. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Moving off ‘danger’ list - Brooklyn schools seek to shed designation

If they have their way, several Brooklyn schools will no longer be considered “persistently dangerous.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Locked and reloaded - Cash for guns buyback program is returning

Building on a successful program held recently in the northern part of Brooklyn, cops in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, working with Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, will be holding a Cash for Guns Day on which people who own illegal guns can bring them to half a dozen churches in the borough and turn them in. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ikea shuttle bus shuffle - Dispatchers are added to help clean up the route

The traffic mess spawned by shuttle buses ferrying passengers to Red Hook’s IKEA seems to have cleared – for now. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Firefighters rescue tangled fowl

Sometimes, it takes a village to save one seabird’s life. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

14 BK schools in middle makeover

The middle school makeover continues. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bill mum on Smith St. - De Blasio’s silence at hearing confuses many

At last week’s Community Board Six Landmarks and Land Use Committee hearing, two of the most forceful and direct pieces of testimony delivered against developer William Stein’s efforts to circumnavigate the Carroll Gardens Zoning Text Amendment didn’t come from the community – they came from the offices of elected officials. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Battle of ‘rights’ on Smith Street

Last week, developer William Stein failed to win the support of Community Board 6’s Landmarks/Land Use Committee in his bid to exempt his “Oliver House” project at 360 Smith Street from new zoning regulations. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Back from summer camp

Six-hundred fifty children, including many from Brooklyn, returned home after spending two weeks or more at one of The Fresh Air Fund’s five summer camps in upstate New York. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Advocate’s school hotline is back again

As the school year begins, there’s extra assistance available for parents trying to improve their children’s education. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Add five more charter schools here

The school year is now in session and so are several new charter schools. Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

Check stealing Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Whole Foods gets building permits

Whole Food Market may be two steps closer to building its first Brooklyn store. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

84th Pct. meeting

The 84th Precinct Community Council will meet on September 16 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, 7 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

NJ Nets star holds basketball clinic at sfc

Budding hoopsters received tips from the top on how to hit the hardwood when New Jersey Nets’ star Josh Boone led a basketball clinic at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New home for Khalil Gibran - Controversial academy takes up quarters inside P.S. 287

The Khalil Gibran International Academy has a new home but who knows for how long. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New effort to revamp the ‘middle’ - 14 Brooklyn schools participate in launch of ‘Success’ campaign

The middle school makeover continues. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

5 new charter schools make their debut - Borough additions are part of 18 opened citywide; privatization angers opponents

The school year is now in session and so are several new charter schools. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Moving off the state’s danger list - Brooklyn schools seek to shed designation

If they have their way, several Brooklyn schools will no longer be considered “persistently dangerous.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

LICH heroes

What makes a neighborhood a good place to live? Friendly people, good schools and — of course — a horse-drawn ambulance stabled right in the community. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Ikea shuttle bus shake up - Dispatchers added to help clean up congestion on routes

The traffic mess spawned by shuttle buses ferrying passengers to Red Hook’s IKEA seems to have cleared – for now. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Golf benefit

The Brooklyn/Queens branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will host its Third Annual Golf Benefit (JDRF), a day of golf, food and fun and, most importantly, to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

De Blasio’s silence leaves some wondering - Councilman’s mum as important hearing is held

At last week’s Community Board Six Landmarks and Land Use Committee hearing, two of the most forceful and direct pieces of testimony delivered against developer William Stein’s efforts to circumnavigate the Carroll Gardens Zoning Text Amendment didn’t come from the community – they came from the offices of elected officials. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Call for vet art

The Brooklyn Campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (VANYHHS) is calling for “Veteran-Centric-Art” for a National Poster Project on the Afghanistan/Iraq War. The Veteran Art National Poster Project deadline for submissions of veteran art for the 13”x19” National Afghanistan/Iraq War Poster is September 15, 2008. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

BPL helps parents’ bottom line

With NYC parents working to save in this tightening economy and managing the costs associated with school supplies, after-school activities and tutors, many are feeling a strain on their wallet and looking for ways to cut corners when it comes to back-to-school expenses. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Bird brought back from the brink - Firefighters rescue tangled fowl

Sometimes, it takes a village to save one seabird’s life. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Beep wants more time - Extend term limits, he says

Add Borough President Marty Markowitz to the list of officials asking Mayor Bloomberg to stake out a definitive position on extending or overturning term limits for all elected city officials. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 8, 2008

Williamsburg

‘Players’ 42nd season opens

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier Off-Off Broadway company, kicks off its 42nd season with the social satire “The Underpants,” a hilarious Steve Martin adaptation from the classic German farce by Carl Sternheim. The show runs for a limited engagement (12 performances only), September 13-28. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘In the Shadow of No Tower’

Following its 2007 performance at Italy’s Signal Festival, the Syntax Error will perform the American debut of their piece “In the Shadow of No Tower (After Art Spiegelman)” at ISSUE Project Room on September 11. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Grow Wings’

A.M. Richard Fine Art announces the opening of two new shows, Jude Hughes: Soon We Will All Grow Wings featuring sculptures and Katie Klencheski: And Then The Sky Was Divided, with works on paper. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Demons’ and ‘Circumcision’

Akashic Books of Brooklyn announces the book launch and New York events for best-selling authors Joe Meno (“Demons In The Spring”) and Arthur Nersesian (“Sacrificial Circumcision Of The Bronx”). Comment.
Williamsburg

‘13, A New Musical’ for tweens

13, A New Musical, a unique Broadway offering for the ’tween set and their families, is not in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street, prior its October 5 opening. Comment.
Williamsburg

Welsh gets into ‘Crime’

Brooklyn’s PowerHouse Arena announces a reading and signing for “Crime” by on September 10, 7-8 p.m. at 37 Main Street in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Walk and tour your historic borough

The Center for the Urban Environment, headquartered at 168 Seventh Street in Brooklyn, announces its line-up of walks and tours for September. Comment.
Williamsburg

29th Richmond County fair coming at you this week

Join the fun at the 29th Richmond County Fair, returning for another spectacular year, September 5, 6, & 7. Comment.
Williamsburg

The sky’s the limit for this high-flying kite club

The wind wasn’t quite strong enough, but the spirit was. Comment.
Williamsburg

Theater benefit

Falconworks Theatre Benefit will be held at 8 p.m. September 12 at the Red Hook performing arts space, Jalopy. Comment.
Williamsburg

Swiss photog’s ‘Present Things’

Pratt Institute exhibits “Present Things,” a site-specific installation of photographs by Switzerland-based artist Katalin Deér, at Pratt Media Arts Gallery, now to September 13. Comment.
Williamsburg

Square dancing

The new season of the Al e Mo Squares square-dancing club — dedicated to the teaching, preservation and promoting of traditional American square-dancing — begins September 10 at 7 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Peace & hope seven years after September 11 attacks

From Borough Hall to the 69th Street Pier, the dulcet sounds of music will echo through Brooklyn on September 11, in a tribute to peace and hope planned to coincide with the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Comment.
Williamsburg

McNeal artistry

St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts announces an exhibition of the works of Brooklyn artist Meridith McNeal for the first event of its fall series. Comment.
Williamsburg

Join the chorus

The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus, Mark Mangini conductor, is seeking experienced choral singers. Comment.
Williamsburg

Jazz and music-themed artistry

The Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center, at The Brooklyn Public Library’s Flatbush Branch, will feature a jazz and music theme art exhibit by the Haitian-American artist Gina Samson. The exhibit runs through September 30, with an opening reception September 6 from 3-5 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Erik Guzman asks, just ‘Who Made Who?

The Front Room gallery presents “Who Made Who,” a solo exhibition of sculptural work and drawings by Erik Guzman. The show runs September 12-October 19, with an opening reception September 12, 7-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Friday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Discover Sasha Blanton’s work

Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art announces the opening of Ancient Experiences paintings and drawings by emerging artist Sasha Blanton. Comment.
Williamsburg

Disappearing BK storefronts

The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) invites the public to celebrate the opening of the third season of “Public Perspectives” exhibits at BHS with the kickoff to the exhibition series’ new season. Comment.
Williamsburg

Audition fo r YDR

Young Dancers in Repertory will be holding auditions for the YDR Teenage Touring Ensemble and Scholarships, September 13. The ensemble takes part in 30 to 40 performances each year throughout Brooklyn and the Greater New York City area. Comment.
Williamsburg

A second helping of Gage & Tollner in the works

Venerable Brooklyn eatery Gage & Tollner may be emerging from restaurant limbo, returning its signature steaks and delicacies like fried clam bellies to the borough’s collective palate. Comment.
Williamsburg

Arabian Adventure and An American Tail

Big Movies for Little Kids, Brooklyn’s own popular, film series for children, held in Cobble Hill, returns for a new season in September. Comment.
Williamsburg

An Italian Summer

Brooklyn’s One World Symphony opens its 2008/2009 season with “Italian Summer,” September 5 & 7. Under the baton of conductor Sung Jin Hong, The Symphony will perform Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” Vivaldi’s “Summer” Concerto from “The Four Seasons,” and a semi-staged performance of Mascagni’s verismo opera “Cavalleria Rusticana.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Williamsburg is going to the clowns – again!

In a few short days, Brooklyn will brace itself for an influx of hundreds of clowns from all over the world, parading through the streets of Williamsburg and holding impromptu pie fights on street corners with nearby pedestrians Comment.
Williamsburg

Celebration of freedom – Caribbean style!

Thrill seekers had their fill and then some as close to three million of them joined festive forces for Brooklyn’s 41st Annual West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade in Flatbush. Comment.
Flatbush

Red Hat ladies Social Tea

Dozens of new members joined the Red Hat Chapter during a Red Hat Ladies Social Tea “New Member Orientation,” held at the Midwood Senior Center. Comment.
Flatbush

Pals cover one of kitty’s nine lives

Dozens turned out to HappyPets Bay Ridge pet supply store recently to help a little kitten that has captured the hearts of borough pet lovers everywhere. Comment.
Flatbush

Nursing center salutes stellar vollies

New York Congregational Nursing Center (NYCNC) honored 37 exceptional Summer Volunteers with a celebration to acknowledge their work and service to the residents and staff at the Facility. Comment.
Flatbush

Mayor goes to bat for Simcha felder

City Councilmember and State Senate hopeful Simcha Felder brought longtime government colleague and supporter Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the Midwood Senior Center, 4815 Avenue I last week. Comment.
Flatbush

H.S. Science Annex debuts - Many upset public won’t have access to new library facilities

Midwood High School’s state-of-the-art science annex is now open – but not to the public. Comment.
Flatbush

Guns for cash locked & reloaded

Building on a successful program held recently in the northern part of Brooklyn, cops in Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, working with Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, will be holding a Cash for Guns Day on which people who own illegal guns can bring them to half a dozen churches in the borough and turn them in. Comment.
Flatbush

Green teams win honors for their blocks - 14th Annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest spotlights natural beauty

The winning blocks for the 14th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest were heralded at a press conference on the first-place residential block: Eighth Street between Prospect Park West and Eighth Avenue. Comment.
Flatbush

Crime stats drop - 67th Precinct records decline

With Labor Day and the West Indian Day Parade around the corner, crime continues to be down along the streets of East Flatbush, according to recent crime figures from the 67th Precinct. Comment.
Flatbush

Confronting gun violence in the nage

Across the United States, said anti-gun advocate Shaina Harrison, “One child or teen dies every three hours from gun violence. It’s like having a Virginia Tech massacre every four days.” Comment.
Flatbush

Circuit City opens at Junction Mall - Electronics giant joins Target in opening its doors to shoppers

Six months after it welcomed its first shoppers, the Target anchor store at the Junction has some company. Comment.
Flatbush

Brooklyn traffic forecast - Borough Hall to host congestion workshop

The good news is that traffic conditions in Brooklyn aren’t forecast to deteriorate—any more than they already have—for the foreseeable future. Comment.
Flatbush

Block closed for partying on E. 23

Fun in the sun was on the menu Saturday as residents of East 23rd Street between Ditmas and Newkirk avenues gathered together to bid farewell to another exciting summer season. Comment.
Flatbush

Backlash against senior center cuts - Borough president joins fight to save neighborhood facilities

At a Monday press conference in front of City Hall, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined seniors and their advocates to protest the potential closing of the city’s 135 senior centers and 136 community centers located in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) public housing developments. Comment.
Flatbush

A very special guest on the block

Each summer, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein attends block associations’ parties, taking an opportunity to speak with constituents throughout her district. Comment.
Crime

POLICE BLOTTER

Sheepshead Bay Road rob Comment.
Bay News

SPEAK OUT - Murder and faith in old Coney Island

There was much more to the old Coney Island than the fun in the sun, 365 days a year. Coney Island was its own total community – replete with religious institutions of different faiths. When the bells at Our Lady of Solace, OLS, Church rang they echoed far and beyond their confines. Comment.
Bay News

BIG SCREECHER - The presidential deluge

Every single day there’s new news of the presidential candidates. Obama appears much more often and longer than John McCain. Got to admit that Barack Hussein Obama is the darling of the news media. While McCain whom I personally favor, as mentioned in a previous column, does not have the charisma of Obama, at this moment I don’t think anyone has, maybe with the exception of Regis Philbin. I like Regis. Comment.
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‘Sick’ and tired - Victory staffers hit the streets

Chanting, “What do we want? Justice!” health care workers employed at the nursing home within the old Victory Memorial Hospital took to the street in front of the facility to send a message to the company that reached a deal to purchase it earlier this year – they want their union contract honored. Comment.
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Trio runs for Dom’s seat - Gotlieb, Dobrin, Lisyanski react to Coney plan

So, what do the Democratic trio of men seeking to win Dom Recchia’s 47th Councilmanic District seat in 2009 think about the city’s plan to reinvent Coney Island? Comment.
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The end is near for church - Beloved house of worship being dismantled

Slowly and deliberately, on the last Wednesday in August, workmen removed portions of the rose window from the façade of the Bay Ridge United Methodist Church. Comment.
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School hotline for parents

As the school year begins, there’s extra assistance available for parents trying to improve their children’s education. Comment.
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Rising crime stats

With Labor Day approaching and another summer setting on Coney Island, crime in the area is inching back up, according to the latest 60th Precinct statistics. Comment.
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Gentile in blogosphere - Councilman debuts new blog; seeks better communication

With the number of blogs increasing by the day, it’s no surprise that one enterprising elected official has gotten into the act. Comment.
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Forecast for Brooklyn traffic ahead - Borough Hall to host workshop on the future of congestion in the borough

The good news is that traffic conditions in Brooklyn aren’t forecast to deteriorate—any more than they already have—for the foreseeable future. Comment.
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Astroland still in orbit over limbo

If Thor Equities has decided to give Astroland Amusement Park owner Carol Albert a two-year lease on Surf Avenue, they haven’t told her about it. Comment.

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