Friday, Aug. 14, 2009

Borough-wide

Professional hockey returns to Brooklyn this winter

They are a new team in a new league with a new coach, but professional hockey returns to Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn this winter. Comment.
Borough-wide

Eigsti getting another go around with Cyclones

Jake Eigsti is back in Brooklyn…again. Comment.
Borough-wide

ATM scam backfires on four

It was so very simple, it was criminal. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Post Offices to remain open

Rumors of several Brooklyn post offices’ demise are greatly exaggerated, postal officials said last week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Schumer lovin’ Levin

New York’s senior U.S. Senator Charles Schumer endorsed the youngest candidate in the 33rd District City Council race, Steve Levin, on the steps of Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn, praising his work while serving as Chief of Staff to Brooklyn Assemblymember Vito Lopez (D-Williamsburg). Comment.
Borough-wide

Holocaust survivors get federal funds

Two Jewish non-profit organizations are divvying up $300,000 in federal money to bring community support services to Brooklyn’s Holocaust survivors. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

Williamsburg

Almost done with Flushing Avenue

It has been five years in the making, but fans of the Flushing Avenue reconstruction will have to wait until September for the completion of the $40 million Department of Design and Construction project. Comment.
Williamsburg

What the Beep?

Eugene Myrick, the political Little Engine That Could, couldn’t hold back the rampaging locomotive known as the Marty Markowitz for Borough President campaign Monday as he was booted off the ballot for lack of legitimate signatures. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bring back trolleys: Candidate Bloomberg

The city should consider restoring trolley service in sections of Brooklyn where streetcar service was once king, Mayor Bloomberg suggested this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

33rd District Candidate Profile: Evan Thies

The vacant lots, surrounded by cheap spray-painted plywood and corrugated fencing, are a neighborhood nuisance and an intriguing policy opportunity for one City Council candidate. Comment.
Williamsburg

Parker plea involves apology, anger management

He’s completely innocent, but if he can get a plea deal, that would be fine, too. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn will pick a peck of pickles

Manhattan’s loss will be Brooklyn’s briny gain, an iconic pickle pusher predicted this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

Fireworks explode at comptroller debate

Hometown favorite David Yassky responded to tough questioning at this week’s debate among the four City Council candidates running in the September Democratic primary for City Comptroller. Comment.
Williamsburg

Parks Department bleeds ‘green’

While budget cuts have made their way into every major city department, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation remains optimistic about its future. Comment.
BoroBeat

Beadel Street shuns autos for good times

There’s a block party in the neighborhood – and you’re all invited! Comment.
Borough-wide

Bonnies score five in the third, run into trouble in fifth

Justin Pupa has already done the most important part of his job: keeping his club in the game. But he just couldn’t quite finish it off. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bonnies survive mistakes to advance in LIBA playoffs

It was a stunning display of defensive miscues, but Herbert Cruz wasn’t surprised. After all, the Brooklyn Bonnies coach gave his team nearly a week off after a second-place finish at the AABC Connie Mack Regional in South Troy, N.Y. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A bizarre standoff with police

A member of the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit went on a fire escape outside a home on Lincoln Place between Seventh and Eighth avenues as the team tried to take a woman into custody Tuesday. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Free meals for kids

For the entire summer, New York City residents 18 years of age and younger, can receive free meals while school is out. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Atlantic Yards faces more court challenges

Opponents of the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project are heading back to court in two separate cases. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A fly in Coney Island ointment

Brooklyn lawmakers in Albany are just waiting for the city to button up its land acquisition deal with Joe Sitt and Thor Equities before they introduce bills that would allow the new zoning plan to move ahead — but don’t count on powerful State Senator Carl Kruger, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to reach for his rubber stamp just yet. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Seed money earmarked for Slope Park greenery%A0

Slope Park may soon be on level ground with more modern green spaces in the borough. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Marty challenger bounced off the ballot

Eugene Myrick, the political Little Engine That Could, couldn’t hold back the rampaging locomotive known as the Marty Markowitz for Borough President campaign Monday as he was booted off the ballot for lack of legitimate signatures. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hogs & horsepower on 15th St.

Vroom! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Kiss Our Annex’

It was reading, writing and rage at a Park Slope private school last week, as local residents expressed fury with the Berkeley Carroll School’s plan to rebuild a one-story building on its property. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Saddle a seahorse’

Three of those lovable equine creatures of the sea, also known as seahorses, were captured and released by a group of city kids studying the aquatic life in the East River. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Parker plea deal involves apology, anger management

He’s completely innocent, but if he can get a plea deal, that would be fine, too. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Yassky: lets nix discretionary funding

Hometown favorite David Yassky responded to tough questioning at this week’s debate among the four City Council candidates running in the September Democratic primary for City Comptroller. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Murky future for Canal

Roast chicken and Greek salad may have been on the menu, but developers had less palatable fare on their minds at a luncheon this week: the fetid Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bloomberg hops the F express

The mayor this week called for express service to be reinstituted on the F train, an overcrowded line whose popularity has soared over the past decade. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New York City Council candidates

Citizens Union invites Brooklynites to a candidate debate for City Council District 33, August 11 in the St. Francis College auditorium, 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights. The debate will from from 6:30-8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Clang! Bloomberg gets hip to restored trollies

The city should consider restoring trolley service in sections of Brooklyn where streetcar service was once king, Mayor Bloomberg suggested this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

26th Annual night out against crime

It was a sight to see: cops sharing donuts with happy kids. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Advocating for an advocate

No blood was drawn as three of the four candidates for public advocate squared off in a forum at St. Francis College earlier this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New peck of pickles for Bklyn

Manhattan’s loss will be Brooklyn’s briny gain, an iconic pickle pusher predicted this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Stalled projects only benefit the mosquitoes

The vacant lots, surrounded by cheap spray-painted plywood and corrugated fencing, are a neighborhood nuisance and an intriguing policy opportunity for one City Council candidate. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Metro Jewish Hospice training

The Metropolitan Jewish Hospice will be holding summer training sessions for new volunteers in August. Comment.
BoroBeat

12th Street posts a summertime ‘10’

Park Slope revelers partied hearty as mid-summer festivities unfolded along 12th Street with a block party. Comment.
Kings Courier

Lawyer among four arrested in ATM withdrawal fraud

It was so very simple, it was criminal. Comment.
Kings Courier

The Parks Department loses serious ‘green’

While budget cuts have made their way into every major city department, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation remains optimistic about its future. Comment.
Kings Courier

Murder rate skyrockets here; killings up 33%

Despite a sharp decrease in overall felony crime, murder on the streets of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South has jumped 33 percent so far in 2009, according to the latest official police statistics. Comment.
Kings Courier

Fidler in a walk

A four-person race for the hearts and minds of voters in the 46th Council District was hacked in half during a petition challenge marathon conducted by the Board of Elections Monday. Comment.
Kings Courier

A little spit and polish

With loving detail, city conservators undertook the tall task of preserving a pair of heralded statuaries at the entryway of Prospect Park as part of a municipal renovation program. Comment.
Kings Courier

Marine Pk on kidnap alert

A recent report of a near-child abduction in Marine Park has prompted police to put continued patrols there, this paper has learned. Comment.
Kings Courier

Day care center sours on E. 38th St.

It seems there is no room for a day care center on a Marine Park block united against its arrival. Comment.
Kings Courier

Fly in Coney ointment: rezone plan still faces challenges

Brooklyn lawmakers in Albany are just waiting for the city to button up its land acquisition deal with Joe Sitt and Thor Equities before they introduce bills that would allow the new zoning plan to move ahead — but don’t count on powerful State Senator Carl Kruger, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to reach for his rubber stamp just yet. Comment.
Flatbush

Pol swats at land swap

Brooklyn lawmakers in Albany are just waiting for the city to button up its land acquisition deal with Joe Sitt and Thor Equities before they introduce bills that would allow the new zoning plan to move ahead — but don’t count on powerful State Senator Carl Kruger, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to reach for his rubber stamp just yet. Comment.
Flatbush

Cabbie booted off ballot

Petitions in the 40th and 45th city council districts were counted, weighed and measured, but the only one found seriously wanting belonged to an East Flatbush cab driver with dreams of trading in his hack license for a City Hall corner office. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Star-power salute to Sara

In a star-studded gala held July 29 at the Tribeca Rooftop, González was honored by Children of the City as “The Children’s Champion.”Oscar-winning actor Gwyneth Paltrow was on hand at the event to present the lawmaker with the award. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Beauty and the beasts in Bklyn

Miss Brooklyn, Keelie Sheridan, was recently honored as Guest Ringmaster at the Coney Island Boom A Ring, West 21st Street and Surf Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Berkeley Carroll Plan Ignites Local Ire

It was reading, writing and rage at a Park Slope private school last week, as local residents expressed fury with the Berkeley Carroll School’s plan to rebuild a one-story building on its property. Comment.
Canarsie

ATM scam backfires on ‘em

It was so very simple, it was criminal. Comment.
Canarsie

Clang! Bloomberg gets hip to restored ferry service

The city should consider restoring trolley service in sections of Brooklyn where streetcar service was once king, Mayor Bloomberg suggested this week. Comment.
Canarsie

Feds to BK: share your visions of Floyd Bennett

National Park Service employees were in front of the Aviator Sports complex last week at Floyd Bennett Field seeking the public’s input into how they want to see the Gateway National Recreation area developed over the next 20 years. Comment.
Canarsie

Parker plea in the making

He’s completely innocent, but if he can get a plea deal, that would be fine, too. Comment.
Canarsie

Your comprehensive guide to neighborhood civic meetings

The following is a list of 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. 2529. 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.
Canarsie

A ‘wheel’ shot in the arm for Brooklyn cyclists

Bicycling Brooklynites will be able to pedal up to their offices and stow their wheels right next to their desks thanks to a bill approved by the City Council. Comment.
Canarsie

SUNY chancellor tours Downstate Medical Ctr.

Nancy L. Zimpher, PhD, the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York, the nation’s largest comprehensive public university system with some 440,000 students, spent nearly a full day touring the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, meeting with a diverse cross-section of its staff, as well as with the elected officials and community leaders which the institution serves. Comment.
Canarsie

Entrepreneurial aid

The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation will hold its Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) beginning September 15. Comment.
Canarsie

Whole new peck of pickles to pick

Manhattan’s loss will be Brooklyn’s briny gain, an iconic pickle pusher predicted this week. Comment.
Canarsie

Beth Abraham Family of Health Services honors Brooklyn residents

Beth Abraham Family of Health Services honored Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Clari Gilbert, a Brooklyn resident, at the 10th Annual Golf Classic fundraising event, which took place at Century Country Club & Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY. Comment.
Canarsie

Dems dashed off of ballot

A four-person race for the hearts and minds of voters in the 46th Council District was hacked in half during a petition challenge marathon conducted by the Board of Elections Monday. Comment.
Canarsie

Mayor gets on board F express

The mayor this week called for express service to be reinstituted on the F train, an overcrowded line whose popularity has soared over the past decade. Comment.
Canarsie

Tanning bed fans shrug off cancer risk

Despite dire warnings from international cancer experts, Gina Taliercio spent last Friday happily praying to a sun god called Hollywood Tans. Comment.
Canarsie

Markowitz challenger tossed off the ballot

Eugene Myrick, the political Little Engine That Could, couldn’t hold back the rampaging locomotive known as the Marty Markowitz for Borough President campaign Monday as he was booted off the ballot for lack of legitimate signatures. Comment.
Canarsie

Community day camp for kids coping with loss

At no cost to parents or guardians, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice is offering a community day camp, August 23, for kids and young adults ages 6-18 who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Comment.
Canarsie

Auto Plaza Mall: keep those old clunkers coming

On Monday August 3, the ownership of Plaza Auto Mall on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn met with its banks and finance companiesto put a plan together in case the government ran out of money and was not able to continue the Cash for Clunkers program. Comment.
Canarsie

Another round of hard liquor in supermarkets

State lawmakers are again reviving a measure that would allow the sale of wine and hard liquor in supermarkets and drug stores. Comment.
Canarsie

Gillibrand smiles on Brooklyn

New York’s junior senator last week threw her weight behind four Brooklyn projects for federal funding. Comment.
Canarsie

Swat at Coney land swap

Brooklyn lawmakers in Albany are just waiting for the city to button up its land acquisition deal with Joe Sitt and Thor Equities before they introduce bills that would allow the new zoning plan to move ahead — but don’t count on powerful State Senator Carl Kruger, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to reach for his rubber stamp just yet. Comment.
Canarsie

Celebrate with Sirico’s Caterers%A0

With so much talk about businesses that can’t seem to make it in today’s economy, it’s refreshing to find a local business that has been around since 1925. Comment.
BoroBeat

CB14 honors bklynites for ‘exemplary service’

Just call ‘em rank-and-file wonders. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Yards drama goes on

Opponents of the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project are heading back to court in two separate cases. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

City and feds remain at odds

Roast chicken and Greek salad may have been on the menu, but developers had less palatable fare on their minds at a luncheon this week: the fetid Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kids and Cops Fight Crime Together

Borough cops and community kids walked the beat together last week as they celebrated yet another round of successful National Night Out Against Crime celebrations. Comment.
Williamsburg

Beep Sucked into Broadway Triangle

Playing the role of the wise King Solomon, Borough President Marty Markowitz presided over a land use rezoning hearing on the Broadway Triangle, which has divided the Williamsburg community for the past three years. Comment.
Borough-wide

Battle for president at District 18’s CEC

A member of School District 18’s Community Education Council (CEC) is trying to unseat the group’s founding president. Comment.
Borough-wide

Emergency landing for chopper

Green landing pad... Comment.
Borough-wide

Displaced Brooklynites at old Oak Hotel

At least two of the people now residing at the old Oak Hotel on East 12th street are the recent victims of a devastating fire in Bay Ridge, this paper has learned. Comment.
Borough-wide

Job Fair comes to Brooklyn

Despite the city’s high unemployment rate, Brooklyn residents were optimistic at a recent job fair in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Unhinged woman arrested after hammer attack

A member of the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit went on a fire escape outside a home on Lincoln Place between Seventh and Eighth avenues as the team tried to take a woman into custody Tuesday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Parks Department hemorrhages vital ‘green’

While budget cuts have made their way into every major city department, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation remains optimistic about its future. Comment.
Borough-wide

Nabe’s whistle already whet

A new wine bar is set to move into the corner of Driggs and Metropolitan avenues, but for nearby residents, it is one bar too many. Comment.
Borough-wide

Eastern District H.S. lives on in hearts of alums

No matter where you end up, most people have fond memories of high school. Comment.
Borough-wide

Funds secured to renovate local park

Slope Park may soon be on level ground with more modern green spaces in the borough. Comment.
Borough-wide

Williamsburg Turns Out as Crime Drops

As Brooklyn residents celebrated National Night Out this week at Continental Skate Park, some South Williamsburg residents said that police must do a better job in the neighborhood, even as two North Brooklyn precincts have seen a drop in major crimes this summer. Comment.
Borough-wide

Luncheon serves up Canal under microscope

Roast chicken and Greek salad may have been on the menu, but developers had less palatable fare on their minds at a luncheon this week: the fetid Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Borough-wide

It’s the pits for victimized pooch

Howls of fury echoed across Red Hook after news got out that a 19-year-old had hurled his big doe-eyed dog off the roof of his apartment building back in June. Comment.
Borough-wide

Can’t duck the disco on Shore Road

Be there or be square. Comment.
Borough-wide

Spit & polish for Grand Army Plaza heroes

With loving detail, city conservators undertook the tall task of preserving a pair of heralded statuaries at the entryway of Prospect Park as part of a municipal renovation program. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops make bust in ‘Miami Connection’

An investigation into two Bay Ridge drug dens is still bearing fruit. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hunger for a new food co-op in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge may soon be home to a food co-op. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bicycle-friendly city shifts into higher gear

Bicycling Brooklynites will be able to pedal up to their offices and stow their wheels right next to their desks thanks to a bill approved by the City Council. Comment.
Borough-wide

Parker plea in the making; photog jeers

He’s completely innocent, but if he can get a plea deal, that would be fine, too. Comment.
Borough-wide

Another round of alcohol talk

State lawmakers are again reviving a measure that would allow the sale of wine and hard liquor in supermarkets and drug stores. Comment.
Borough-wide

Clang! Mayor gets hip to restored trolley service

The city should consider restoring trolley service in sections of Brooklyn where streetcar service was once king, Mayor Bloomberg suggested this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Murder rate skyrockets!

Despite a sharp decrease in overall felony crime, murder on the streets of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South has jumped 33 percent so far in 2009, according to the latest official police statistics. Comment.
Borough-wide

Gillibrand backs Brooklyn projects

New York’s junior senator last week threw her weight behind four Brooklyn projects for federal funding. Comment.
Borough-wide

Extensive roadwork begins along the Belt Parkway

The DOT began a significant resurfacing project on the Belt Parkway’s approaches to the Mill Basin Drawbridge in Brooklyn. The work includes subsurface repairs and installation of new asphalt and pavement markings. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn to pick a whole new peck of fresh pickles

Manhattan’s loss will be Brooklyn’s briny gain, an iconic pickle pusher predicted this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Myrick fails to get on the ballot

Eugene Myrick, the political Little Engine That Could, couldn’t hold back the rampaging locomotive known as the Marty Markowitz for Borough President campaign Monday as he was booted off the ballot for lack of legitimate signatures. Comment.
Borough-wide

Fly in Coney Island ointment

Brooklyn lawmakers in Albany are just waiting for the city to button up its land acquisition deal with Joe Sitt and Thor Equities before they introduce bills that would allow the new zoning plan to move ahead — but don’t count on powerful State Senator Carl Kruger, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to reach for his rubber stamp just yet. Comment.
Crime

Gavel to Gavel

New evidence prompted a judge to overturn a 13-year-old murder conviction. Comment.
Borough-wide

Police Blotter

A 37-year-old man had his arm sliced open when he didn’t hand his watch over to a mugger fast enough, cops in Gravesend said this week. Comment.
Bay News

The prof and the prez are the ones who ‘acted stupidly’

The conciliatory sips of beer should have been accompanied by a public apology to Sgt. James Crowley, the Cambridge Police Department of Massachusetts and all of the country’s Finest. Comment.
Borough-wide

Borough Briefs

Besides destroying the English language as we know it, the art of texting is more dangerous than anyone realizes. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tanning salon warnings don’t faze Brooklynites

Despite dire warnings from international cancer experts, Gina Taliercio spent last Friday happily praying to a sun god called Hollywood Tans. Comment.
Bay News

Tips on healthy vision

More than 20 million Americans suffer from severe vision loss. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, there are simple steps that everyone can take to help their eyes remain healthy now and reduce their chances of vision loss in the future. Comment.
Bay News

Marty challenger booted off ballot

Eugene Myrick, the political Little Engine That Could, couldn’t hold back the rampaging locomotive known as the Marty Markowitz for Borough President campaign Monday as he was booted off the ballot for lack of legitimate signatures. Comment.
Bay News

Kruger swats at Coney swap

Brooklyn lawmakers in Albany are just waiting for the city to button up its land acquisition deal with Joe Sitt and Thor Equities before they introduce bills that would allow the new zoning plan to move ahead — but don’t count on powerful State Senator Carl Kruger, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to reach for his rubber stamp just yet. Comment.
Bay News

Celebrate with Sirico’s Caterers

With so much talk about businesses that can’t seem to make it in today’s economy, it’s refreshing to find a local business that has been around since 1925. Comment.
Bay News

Almost half of all eye injuries in the U.S. occur at home

Home remains the likeliest place to suffer an eye injury, according to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy) and the American Society of Ocular Trauma (ASOT). The annual Eye Injury Snapshot, a clinical survey of eye injuries across the U.S. found that nearly half (47.6 percent) of the 2.5 million eye injuries that Americans suffer annually now happen in and around the home in common places like the lawn, garden, kitchen or garage. Comment.
Bay News

Youths can get into the swing of tennis - free!

A free tennis program, funded by Councilman Vincent Gentile, kicked off in Bensonhurst, and there’s still time to sign up. Gentile urges students between six and 18 to take advantage of the program this summer. Comment.
Bay News

Putting the threat of cataracts into sharp focus

Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point. As more Americans live into their 70s and beyond, we all need to know a few cataract basics: risks and symptoms, tips that may delay onset, and how to decide when it is time for surgery, so good vision can be restored. Comment.
Bay News

Don’t let glaucoma rob you of your healthy vision

With today’s improved treatments, glaucoma patients no longer face inevitable blindness, but preserving vision depends on seeing an Eye M.D. (ophthalmologist) at the right time and carefully following a prescribed plan. Glaucoma remains a leading cause of preventable blindness because it often goes undetected---about half of the three million Americans who have the disease are unaware of it. Comment.
Bay News

Mike breaks (pizza) bread with masses

The mayor this week called for express service to be reinstituted on the F train, an overcrowded line whose popularity has soared over the past decade. Comment.
Bay News

Roadwork on the Belt Pkwy

The DOT began a significant resurfacing project on the Belt Parkway’s approaches to the Mill Basin Drawbridge in Brooklyn. The work includes subsurface repairs and installation of new asphalt and pavement markings. Comment.
Bay News

Supermarket sale of liquor bill gains steam

State lawmakers are again reviving a measure that would allow the sale of wine and hard liquor in supermarkets and drug stores. Comment.
Bay News

Make an unforgettable entrance with Vera’s dresses

Everyone notices what you wear — and they all have something to say about it. Comments (1).
Bay News

Clang! Mayor gets hip to restored trolly service

The city should consider restoring trolley service in sections of Brooklyn where streetcar service was once king, Mayor Bloomberg suggested this week. Comment.
Bay News

Funds for roads

New York’s junior senator last week threw her weight behind four Brooklyn projects for federal funding. Comment.
Bay News

Bike-friendly city shifts into gear

Bicycling Brooklynites will be able to pedal up to their offices and stow their wheels right next to their desks thanks to a bill approved by the City Council. Comment.
Bay News

Gateway to Brooklyn: share your vision

National Park Service employees were in front of the Aviator Sports complex last week at Floyd Bennett Field seeking the public’s input into how they want to see the Gateway National Recreation area developed over the next 20 years. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Politics

A veteran observer of borough politics is predicting the strong likelihood of runoffs in both the comptroller and public advocate races. The primary is Sept. 15 and the runoff is Sept. 29 — a two-week span that includes two of the holiest holidays in the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Comment.
Bay News

AMD and rapid vision loss

Marilyn Gozdon can tell you from personal experience why it’s crucial to know your risks for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Marilyn lost most of the vision in her left eye to “wet” AMD five years ago, before new medications revolutionized treatment of this form of the disease. Today Marilyn is fiercely committed to working with her Eye MD (ophthalmologist) to maintain the 20/40 vision she still enjoys in her “good” right eye. Comment.
Bay News

Shining bright in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The buzz around St. Anthony’s (N.J.) this past winter was how the addition of New York City transfers Devon Collier, Derrick Williams and Ashton Pankey were going to put the Friars right back on top of the national rankings. Comment.
Bay News

Versatile Caiazzo ready to step up for St. Saviour

It’s a sight that takes some getting used to for those watching it for the first time – Alyson Caiazzo breaking a press and dribbling the ball the length of the court. Comment.
Bay News

Punchless Cyclones drop doubleheader to Yankees

The Brooklyn bats have been quiet of late, an unsettling trend that continued during a doubleheader against the Staten Island Yankees. Comment.
Bay News

Cooper puts lost season behind him with MV Dodgers

Eric Cooper didn’t handle adversity very well upon joining the Queens-based Midville Dodgers U18 travel team. After he allowed a hit or an error was committed behind him in the field, few as they may have been, his shoulders sagged and eyes became glossed over. Comment.
Bay News

Ford’s Brown learning about, improving her game

This summer has been quite a learning experience for Shayra Brown. The Bishop Ford rising senior guard has seen the strengths and really learned the weaknesses of her game while playing her first season with the Exodus NYC AAU team. Comment.
Bay News

A ‘Right’ turn for ‘Lefty’

Cherkira Lashley’s nickname is also her reminder. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn Children’s museum looks to the future

Distinguished Charles E. Inniss Community Builder Youth Awards honorees and their guests joined the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in celebrating the museum’s 2009 gala, “Investing in the Future: A Celebration of Our Children.” This year’s student awardees were high-school seniors Andre Forsythe and Jelani Brown, both of the award-winning Museum Team afterschool program at Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue at St. Marks Avenue. Comment.
BoroBeat

Knick, congressman team up for a good cause

Former New York Knicks’ star hoopster Charles Smith and area Rep. Michael McMahon received a slam-dunk of a welcome when they visited Gravesend Library to kick off the National Basketball Association’s Read to Achieve literacy program. Comment.
BoroBeat

Prospect Park Statuaries get a good lather

With loving detail, city conservators undertook the tall task of preserving a pair of heralded statuaries at the entryway of Prospect Park as part of a municipal renovation program. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 10, 2009

Borough-wide

Lopez reminisces about errant pitch to Strawberry

Pedro Lopez remembers calling the wrong pitch to Darryl Strawberry and the result.   Comment.
Borough-wide

Bats go quiet again, Cyclones shut out by Renegades

The Brooklyn Cyclones early-season honeymoon is officially over. Comment.

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