Friday, Aug. 28, 2009

Williamsburg

Caper leads to concussion

A 31-year-old woman suffered a concussion during a brutal mugging in which a thug threw her into a fire hydrant. Comment.
Williamsburg

Gavel to Gavel

An actor from the CW television drama “One Tree Hill” will be delving into the role of a hardened convict when he is sentenced to a year behind bars for identity theft. Comment.
Williamsburg

Find out how to get ‘Made in NY’%A0

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations — a nonprofit organization — and The New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting is now accepting applications for the 16th cycle of The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program. Comment.
Williamsburg

Guide to local 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 718-260-2529. 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.
Williamsburg

Avella: ‘the revolution starts now’ for community input

Calling for the ouster of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council member Tony Avella faced reporters from the Community Newspaper Group last week to make his case for being the next mayor. Comment.
Williamsburg

Kent Ave. pains

On the new one-way Kent Avenue, drivers have found they are going no way. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bloomberg: City close to a Coney Island deal

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn Politics

Borough President Marty Markowitz joined a growing chorus of elected officials backing Democratic candidate Steve Levin in the 33rd District Council race (Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Williamsburg) to replace David Yassky. Comment.
Williamsburg

Area seniors meet & greet with pols in Long Island

Thousands of Brooklyn seniors enjoyed a day of summer fun in the sun, greeting dozens of Brooklyn political hopefuls at Sunken Meadow State Park, sponsored by the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, on Long Island on Thursday, August 20. Comment.
Williamsburg

BPL bans ‘offensive’ book

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Williamsburg

AIDSVote 2009 to host candidates

What will Bill de Blasio do to help undocumented immigrants living with HIV? What will David Yassky do to make sure more people get tested for HIV? Comment.
Williamsburg

Borough Briefs

Spike Lee’s tribute to Michael Jackson will be held this Saturday, August 29, in Prospect Park. Comment.
Williamsburg

Claws bared in 33rd race

Upstart candidate Doug Biviano is continuing to lob accusations at the perceived frontrunners in the 33rd City Council District Democratic Primary race. Comment.
Williamsburg

MTA tells%A0 pol to ‘beat it’ on Jackson tribute

A local City Council member wants some type of recognition at the subway station commemorating Michael Jackson’s video masterpiece, Bad, being filmed there. Comment.
Williamsburg

Locked out of Dreamland

“This summer will be the best we have had in decades.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Community fair coming September 12

In the face of an ongoing recession, businesses nationwide have been forced to scale back on their operations. Brooklyn industry has been no exception, evidenced by restaurant closings, factory layoffs, and mortgage delinquency rates 1.5% higher than the national average (Crain’s New York). Comment.
Williamsburg

Yes they can: Comptroller candidates woo Brooklyn For Barack

One year after organizing hundreds of phone banking and fundraising events to elect Barack Obama president of the United States, Brooklyn For Barack members have turned their attention to raising awareness about citywide races such as the Democratic primary for Comptroller. Comment.
Williamsburg

Healthcare - not as sick as they say

One year ago, only 29 percent of the likely voters in the United States rated our health care system as good or excellent. Three months ago, that number jumped to 35 percent. Right now, 48 percent of American voters give our health care system high marks.Only 19 percent rate it as poor. Has American medicine really improved 60 percent in 12 months? Of course not. It seems that the more we hear about Obamacare, the more we appreciate the great system we already have. Ya hear that, Chuck? Comment.
Williamsburg

What’s it like to grow up as a Muslim?

She couldn’t leave the house alone, she couldn’t look her father in the eyewithout her head covered and she couldn’t refuse an arranged marriage %u2013 unless she wanted to be blackballed by her family, or worse, fall prey to an honor killing. Comment.
Williamsburg

Mid-week fireworks for baseball fans

Oy, vey.Is this a great idea, or what? Comment.
BoroBeat

Billyburg fills with Dominican pride

Williamsburg’s rich Dominican culture was on display last week as dozens of beautifully clad marchers paraded down Graham Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BPL book ban

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Community 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 718-260-2529. 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.
Brooklyn Courier

Ferries bet. Brooklyn and Governors Island

Governors Island has become such a popular destination for Brooklyn residents that more ferry service will be offered between the borough and Governors Island, the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation announced. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Conservatives: Hit the road, George

The sex-abuse charges hanging over City Council hopeful George Smith’s head is making him too hot for borough conservatives to handle. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Avella makes his case at this paper’s Downtown office

Calling for the ouster of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council member Tony Avella faced reporters from the Community Newspaper Group last week to make his case for being the next mayor. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

MTA tells City Council member to beat it

A local City Council member wants some type of recognition at the subway station commemorating Michael Jackson’s video masterpiece, Bad, being filmed there. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Back-to-school shopping fun

Downtown Brooklyn is turning on the charm to coax back-to-school shoppers on Friday, September 4. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Mayor defends Yards

Mayor Michael Bloomberg received a fair share of supporters and enemies Monday when he defended the much-ballyhooed Atlantic Yards project, which he believes should be completed. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hearing candidates out%A0

One year after organizing hundreds of phone banking and fundraising events to elect Barack Obama president of the United States, Brooklyn For Barack members have turned their attention to raising awareness about citywide races such as the Democratic primary for Comptroller. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Community fair hopes to revitalize Brooklyn economy

In the face of an ongoing recession, businesses nationwide have been forced to scale back on their operations. Brooklyn industry has been no exception, evidenced by restaurant closings, factory layoffs, and mortgage delinquency rates 1.5% higher than the national average (Crain’s New York). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Made in NY’ looking for applicants

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations — a nonprofit organization — and The New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting is now accepting applications for the 16th cycle of The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Mayor: city planning for Coney Island’s upgrade

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Best of the best from Bklyn

Winning was going to be hard enough for Team Prince in the West 4th high-school division girls’ championship. Key guards Baytania Newman and Angel Porter, both South Shore HS alums, could not attend the game, held last Sunday afternoon, because they were headed to Central Arizona College to start classes. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bklynite scores on the big screen

Courtney Castro got a taste of what it’s like to play for the New Jersey Nets at the IZOD Center, even if it was just for the big screen. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

St. Francis College ready for breakout season

St. Francis College just missed out on the Northeast Conference tournament last season, despite an 11-4-3 overall and 4-3-2 in the league. The Terriers are ready for a breakout season, at least that’s the opinion of the NEC coaches, who picked St. Francis to finish fourth in the conference with two voting for the Terriers to claim the regular-season title. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LIU women’s soccer #2 in poll

Coming off one of the best seasons in the program’s history, the Long Island University women’s soccer team was picked to finish second in the Northeast Conference in a preseason poll released Wednesday. Comment.
BoroBeat

Gov gives West Indian Day parade honors

Governor David Paterson was on hand to honor the life-blood of the West Indian Day Parade and Carnival, which enters its 42nd year this Labor Day. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hit the road, George

The sex-abuse charges hanging over City Council hopeful George Smith’s head is making him too hot for borough conservatives to handle. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Good times for ‘Thelma’

It’s okay if you call Bern Nadette Stanis “Thelma.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More ferry service to shuttle Brooklynites to Gov. Island

Governors Island has become such a popular destination for Brooklyn residents that more ferry service will be offered between the borough and Governors Island, the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation announced. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Recycling pieces of historic building

Taking recycling to the next level, an old building on the Brooklyn Bridge Park grounds will be deconstructed, with the salvaged materials finding other uses around the park. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Choppers heading Bklyn’s way

Fears oftourist helicopters packing East River air space and perhaps taking side trips over the borough are spreading in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
BoroBeat

Coming together for peace and fun

The Cobble Hill Health Center’s Therapeutic Recreation Department, in paying homage to spirituality’s role in healing, held its eagerly anticipated annual Interfaith Celebration. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Rash of cabbie hold-ups

If this keeps up, commuters in Boerum Hill will be hailing in vain. Comment.
Crime

Police Blotter

Somewhere there’s a sad song in this: a 39-year-old man was robbed of his drum machine at gunpoint during an altercation with a maniacal music lover. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Gov gives West Indian Day parade honors%A0

Governor David Paterson was on hand to honor the life-blood of the West Indian Day Parade and Carnival, which enters its 42nd year this Labor Day. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Claws bared in 33rd District race

Upstart candidate Doug Biviano is continuing to lob accusations at the perceived frontrunners in the 33rd City Council District Democratic Primary race. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Mike still strong for Yards

Mayor Michael Bloomberg received a fair share of supporters and enemies Monday when he defended the much-ballyhooed Atlantic Yards project, which he believes should be completed. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Say hello to the real ‘Thelma’ - Bern Nadette Stanis

It’s okay if you call Bern Nadette Stanis “Thelma.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

High flying fears

Fears oftourist helicopters packing East River air space and perhaps taking side trips over the borough are spreading in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Interfaith celebration at Cobble Hill Health Ctr.

The Cobble Hill Health Center’s Therapeutic Recreation Department, in paying homage to spirituality’s role in healing, held its eagerly anticipated annual Interfaith Celebration. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Park building to get a second life

Taking recycling to the next level, an old building on the Brooklyn Bridge Park grounds will be deconstructed, with the salvaged materials finding other uses around the park. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Book too ‘racy’ for BPL shelf

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Borough-wide

Back-To-School event comes to Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn is turning on the charm to coax back-to-school shoppers on Friday, September 4. Comment.
Borough-wide

33rd City Council District race turns ugly

Upstart candidate Doug Biviano is continuing to lob accusations at the perceived frontrunners in the 33rd City Council District Democratic Primary race. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tourist Helicopters heading Brooklyn way

Fears oftourist helicopters packing East River air space and perhaps taking side trips over the borough are spreading in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
Borough-wide

Candidates for 41st City Council District seat square off in CNG debate

The high rate of HIV/AIDS, violent crime and controversial facilities such as halfway houses dominated the Community Newspaper Group debate among the candidates for the 41st City Council District. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Bridge Park to recycle old building

Taking recycling to the next level, an old building on the Brooklyn Bridge Park grounds will be deconstructed, with the salvaged materials finding other uses around the park. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kids get second chance at learning English.

How do you say “well done”? Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

Kings Courier

Alert sign-up

Unexpected disasters can destroy communities and devastate families. Whether it’s a natural emergency such as high winds, flooding or an ice storm, or a man-made threat, the more information we have the better we can respond to emergencies. Comment.
Kings Courier

Coney deal close, says Mike

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
Kings Courier

Book too ‘racy’

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Kings Courier

Gillibrand smiles on Brooklyn projects

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

True or false with Stewart support

The newsletter in which City Councilmember Kendall Stewart printed the now-infamous list of false endorsements may itself be a violation of state election law. Comment.
BoroBeat

Summer is so sweet on East 49th Street

Call it a Flatlands frolic. Comment.
BoroBeat

Block Party fever grips East 35th St. residents

It’s official: Residents of Fillmore Avenue know how to put on a block party! Comment.
BoroBeat

Metro SportsMed scholarships

Six college-bound students received a financial boost when Metro SportsMed presented them with scholarships for their higher education during a ceremony at KeySpan Park. Comment.
BoroBeat

Jewish war veterans introduce new slate

A distinguished roster was in attendance when members and supporters ushered in a new slate for the Murray H. Lebowitz Post 129, Jewish War Veterans, with an officer installation in Bergen Beach. Comment.
BoroBeat

Honeymooner’s stamp unveiled

What a sweet reunion! Comment.
Flatbush

Candidates face off in heated debate

Sparks flew as candidates in the 40th Council District came face to face during a debate held at this newspaper’s office. Comment.
Flatbush

Bloomie: Coney deal close

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
Flatbush

BPL pulls book off shelves

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Flatbush

Fines just trash

Merchants along Church Avenue may be beginning to feel like they have a target on their backs. Comment.
Canarsie

What’s it like to grow up as a Muslim?

The name of the subject has been changed to preserve anonymity %u2013 ABV. Comment.
Canarsie

Great Scott! Bomber doesn’t deserve compassion

On December 21, 1988, just four days before Christmas, my husband and I were putting up our tree and getting ready to celebrate our first Christmas in our new apartment. We had upgraded from a one-bedroom walk-up to a two-bedroom walk-in. Comment.
Canarsie

Ten must-do Coney Island summer activities

If the rain has kept you away from The Coney Island BOOM A RING this summer, if you haven’t feasted on the smorgasbord of entertainment that Coney Island has to offer, why not consider these 10 must-do activities — but hurry: Labor Day is right around the corner. Comment.
Canarsie

Benefit bonanza for local pols

If you want to stump long-standing state legislators, you don’t have to ask them about gay marriage, the economy or mayoral control of city schools. Comment.
Canarsie

Say hello to the real ‘Thelma Evans’

It’s okay if you call Bern Nadette Stanis “Thelma.” Comment.
Canarsie

Candidates butt heads

Sparks flew as candidates in the 40th Council District came face to face during a debate held at this newspaper’s office. Comment.
Borough-wide

Borough Briefs

Anyone who’s taken an SAT or GRE knows the name Kaplan. Comment.
Canarsie

Why the mess, Mayor Mike?

That was the question many had recently when hundreds of Mayor Michael Bloomberg campaign placards were found strewn about Coney Island Avenue. Comment.
Canarsie

BPL pulls ‘offensive’ book

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Canarsie

Go, go, go, go the trolleys!

Just as Mayor Bloomberg hinted that he was interested in bringing streetcar service back to Red Hook and other waterfront areas, a local businessman is looking to divest himself of his fleet of four trolleys laying fallow on his Van Brunt Street property for years, this paper has learned. Comment.
Canarsie

Borough Politics

Political observers and campaign staffers are still talking about Senator Chuck Schumer’s endorsement of Steve Levin for City Council in the 33rd District, and the timing of Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-Upper East Side, Queens) announcement that she would not challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) in a Democratic primary next year. Comment.
Canarsie

Bklyn’s newest STEMI Center debuts

Lutheran Medical Center and its clinical partner in cardiac care, The Mount Sinai Hospital, recognized Brooklyn’s newest STEMI Center. More than 60 health professionals attended the reception including cardiac experts, executive staff, area paramedics and FDNY EMS personnel. Comment.
Canarsie

West Nile Virus returns to Brooklyn

Residents in central Brooklyn are being warned this week to protect themselves from mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus. Comment.
Canarsie

Questions swirl around Stewart newsletter

The newsletter in which City Councilmember Kendall Stewart printed the now-infamous list of false endorsements may itself be a violation of state election law. Comment.
Canarsie

ACORN initiative aims at halting foreclosures

Several dozen members from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) gathered outside a Midwood dwelling last week to spotlight mortgage lenders not adjusting loans under a federal program to help homeowners stave off foreclosures. Comment.
Canarsie

Support for Yassky slipping

City Comptroller candidate David Yassky is finding that his failed race for Congress is beginning to erode political support in his home borough. Comment.
Canarsie

Barack supporters weigh support for comptroller

One year after organizing hundreds of phone banking and fundraising events to elect Barack Obama president of the United States, Brooklyn For Barack members have turned their attention to raising awareness about citywide races such as the Democratic primary for Comptroller. Comment.
Canarsie

Avella talks mayorship

Calling for the ouster of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council member Tony Avella faced reporters from the Community Newspaper Group last week to make his case for being the next mayor. Comment.
Canarsie

$25M condo on the market; could be BK’s priciest property

Say brother, can you spare $25 million? Comment.
Canarsie

MTA says ‘beat it’ to city councilmember

A local City Council member wants some type of recognition at the subway station commemorating Michael Jackson’s video masterpiece, Bad, being filmed there. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Cookies’ can help you slip back into school

On September 9, students from pre-K to high school go back to school. Many of New York public school students as well as private school students will be wearing uniforms. Comment.
BoroBeat

Youngsters revel at youth happen’n event

Local children saluted the summer season in style as they took part in the uber-kid friendly Youth Happen’n celebration. Comment.
Bay News

Lazy river too much work

Every morning at the Monte Carlo’s pool entrance, there are hundreds of guests waiting for the pool to open. The pool area is gorgeous with four pools. Guests line up to get poolside lounge chairs that have mats, although the other lounge chairs are just as comfortable. Where you want to sit in the shade of the palm trees or for the sun worshippers facing the sun is another factor; having the ability to rotate your lounge facing the sun. It had to be near the steps of the pool for me. Comment.
Borough-wide

Coney deal close

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
Bay News

Circus keeps youngsters on the job

It’s the ultimate summer job: running away and joining the circus. Comment.
Bay News

Pizzeria owner hot over fines

Tell me, are you feeling lucky with your garbage? Comment.
Bay News

Not monkeying around

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Bay News

Chancellor tours SUNY Downstate

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.
BoroBeat

Galapo playground boost

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein provided the NYC Parks Department with state funding to hire a playground associate, who would provide enhanced on-site staffing and implement free sports, arts & crafts, educational programs and for neighbor children at Galapo Playground, Bedford Avenue at Avenue V inthe Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn. Comment.
BoroBeat

Cleaning up for Camp Brooklyn

Real estate office Compass Realty Central participated in a charity car wash in Bensonhurst to support Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz’s Camp Brooklyn, which arranges fully-paid two-week stays at sleep-away camps for Brooklyn children who can’t afford to camp. Comment.
BoroBeat

72nd Street has all the%A0 ingredients for fun

Summertime smiles could be found all over 72nd Street as residents celebrated yet another fun-filled block party. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bloomberg: Coney Xanadu closer than you think

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
Borough-wide

Beat-nick

Somewhere there’s a sad song in this: a 39-year-old man was robbed of his drum machine at gunpoint during an altercation with a maniacal music lover. Comment.
Borough-wide

Benefit bonanza: Longtime legislators can reap retirement packages while still in office

If you want to stump long-standing state legislators, you don’t have to ask them about gay marriage, the economy or mayoral control of city schools. Comment.
Borough-wide

Phone takers nabbed

A crew of cell phone thieves was apprehended after they allegedly snagged an iPhone from a woman on the F train, area cops said. Comment.
Borough-wide

Locked in: Cops criticized for leaving 81-year-old behind in their haste to shutter Manhattan Beach

Cops told an elderly woman to jump over a chest-high fence lining Manhattan Beach on a recent Sunday after she and her family were locked inside following a seaside birthday party for the 81-year-old, critics charged. Comment.
Borough-wide

Candidates in 40th Council District Butt Heads

Sparks flew as candidates in the 40th Council District came face to face during a debate held at this newspaper’s office. Comment.
Borough-wide

Avella mayoral aspirations begins with community-based planning

Calling for the ouster of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council member Tony Avella faced reporters from the Community Newspaper Group last week to make his case for being the next mayor. Comment.
Borough-wide

ACORN initiative aims at halting Brooklyn foreclosures

Several dozen members from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) gathered outside a Midwood dwelling last week to spotlight mortgage lenders not adjusting loans under a federal program to help homeowners stave off foreclosures. Comment.
Borough-wide

Nicole Marwell Comes Back to Brooklyn

As a competitive primary season in North Brooklyn nears its dramatic conclusion, author Nicole Marwell returned to Williamsburg on Saturday to talk about her landmark study about how local nonprofits engage in the political process. Comment.
Borough-wide

Coney Island deal close

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
Borough-wide

Watch for bug bites

Residents in central Brooklyn are being warned this week to protect themselves from mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus. Comment.
Borough-wide

Novel too ‘racy’

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Borough-wide

Your guide to Bay Ridge community 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 718-260-2529. 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.
Borough-wide

No Jackson station

A local City Council member wants some type of recognition at the subway station commemorating Michael Jackson’s video masterpiece, Bad, being filmed there. Comment.
Borough-wide

Locked-in senior told to hop fence

Cops told an elderly woman to jump over a chest-high fence lining Manhattan Beach on a recent Sunday after she and her family were locked inside following a seaside birthday party for the 81-year-old, critics charged. Comment.
Borough-wide

Avella visits this paper’s office

Calling for the ouster of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council member Tony Avella faced reporters from the Community Newspaper Group last week to make his case for being the next mayor. Comment.
Borough-wide

Barack supporters hear out candidates

One year after organizing hundreds of phone banking and fundraising events to elect Barack Obama president of the United States, Brooklyn For Barack members have turned their attention to raising awareness about citywide races such as the Democratic primary for Comptroller. Comment.
Borough-wide

%A0Museum staffers go down with the ship

Like the Roman naval Battle of Actium in 31 BC, where a fleet of mobile Octavian vessels sacked Mark Anthony’s artillery, thus beginning the Roman Empire, the Brooklyn Museum’s battleship was boarded and turned over in minutes by their Queens rivals in an epic and chaotic conflict on the shores of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
Borough-wide

Owner looking to have trolleys taken off his hands

Just as Mayor Bloomberg hinted that he was interested in bringing streetcar service back to Red Hook and other waterfront areas, a local businessman is looking to divest himself of his fleet of four trolleys laying fallow on his Van Brunt Street property for years, this paper has learned. Comment.
Crime

Gavel to Gavel

An actor from the CW television drama “One Tree Hill” will be delving into the role of a hardened convict when he is sentenced to a year behind bars for identity theft. Comment.
Crime

Police Blotter

A one-year-old girl died Friday afternoon after she fell out of a fourth-story window, police said. Comment.
Bay News

Condo for sale: Asking $25 Million

Say brother, can you spare $25 million? Comment.
Bay News

Dreamland ‘locked out’ as rent’s owed

“This summer will be the best we have had in decades.” Comment.
Bay News

Fun in the sun this summer

If the rain has kept you away from The Coney Island BOOM A RING this summer, if you haven’t feasted on the smorgasbord of entertainment that Coney Island has to offer, why not consider these 10 must-do activities — but hurry: Labor Day is right around the corner. Comment.
Bay News

Locked in, and only one way out

Cops told an elderly woman to jump over a chest-high fence lining Manhattan Beach on a recent Sunday after she and her family were locked inside following a seaside birthday party for the 81-year-old, critics charged. Comment.
Bay News

Support eroding for Yassky comptroller run

City Comptroller candidate David Yassky is finding that his failed race for Congress is beginning to erode political support in his home borough. Comment.
Bay News

Park Leaf awarded

Assistant Parks Commissioner Edward Lewis presented AssemblymanWilliam Colton with its distinguished Park Leaf Award recognizing his sponsoring of the supervised summer recreation program and play activities run by the Parks Department Play Associate at Dreier Offerman Park. These activities include sports, board games, arts and crafts water games and more. Comment.
Bay News

Owner: fines are garbage

Tell me, are you feeling lucky with your garbage? Comment.
Bay News

Bloomie: city Coney deal close

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn is shipwrecked!

Like the Roman naval Battle of Actium in 31 BC, where a fleet of mobile Octavian vessels sacked Mark Anthony’s artillery, thus beginning the Roman Empire, the Brooklyn Museum’s battleship was boarded and turned over in minutes by their Queens rivals in an epic and chaotic conflict on the shores of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn Politics

Political observers and campaign staffers are still talking about Senator Chuck Schumer’s endorsement of Steve Levin for City Council in the 33rd District, and the timing of Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-Upper East Side, Queens) announcement that she would not challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) in a Democratic primary next year. Comment.
Bay News

Spotlight on Bklyn ‘home wreckers’

Several dozen members from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) gathered outside a Midwood dwelling last week to spotlight mortgage lenders not adjusting loans under a federal program to help homeowners stave off foreclosures. Comment.
Bay News

Updated facilities for budding athletes

Thanks to the $287,000 state grant secured by Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, children, seniors and adults that utilize the facilities of the Kings Bay YM-YWHA on a daily basis, can now enjoy newly renovated and handicap accessible locker rooms and bathrooms. Comment.
Bay News

Opossum not left hanging

What do you get when a radioactive spider bites a opossum? Comment.
Bay News

Your guide to local 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 718-260-2529. 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.
Bay News

Avella: ‘revolution starts now’ for local input%A0

Calling for the ouster of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council member Tony Avella faced reporters from the Community Newspaper Group last week to make his case for being the next mayor. Comment.
Bay News

Higher hopes and outstanding students

The 54 graduating seniors at Brooklyn elementary, intermediate and high schools who were the recipients of Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer’s Higher Hopes Awards have one thing in common: All of them have demonstrated significant improvement in academic achievement throughout their school years, or succeeded in spite of adverse conditions. Comment.
Bay News

Hey Mike, why the mess?

That was the question many had recently when hundreds of Mayor Michael Bloomberg campaign placards were found strewn about Coney Island Avenue. Comment.
Bay News

Meet the Brooklyn gal who became “Thelma”

It’s okay if you call Bern Nadette Stanis “Thelma.” Comment.
Bay News

Former Loughlin star not giving%A0 up on the game %A0

Danielle Chambers was supposed to be home for just a short time, but ended up staying much longer. The former St. John’s University star flew back to Brooklyn from Spain to train before heading to Turkey to play basketball professionally in November 2007. Comment.
BoroBeat

Block party fun on 72nd St

Summertime smiles could be found all over 72nd Street as residents celebrated yet another fun-filled block party. Comment.
BoroBeat

Boost for Galapo playground in S’head bay

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein provided the NYC Parks Department with state funding to hire a playground associate, who would provide enhanced on-site staffing and implement free sports, arts & crafts, educational programs and for neighbor children at Galapo Playground, Bedford Avenue at Avenue V inthe Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn. Comment.
BoroBeat

Cleaning up for marty’s camp Brooklyn

Real estate office Compass Realty Central participated in a charity car wash in Bensonhurst to support Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz’s Camp Brooklyn, which arranges fully-paid two-week stays at sleep-away camps for Brooklyn children who can’t afford to camp. Comment.
BoroBeat

School’s a carnival at PS811K

Fun and festivity echoed throughout the PS 811K’s school yard as students enrolled in the Connie Leakas School kicked off their first annual carnival. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sportsmed scholarships

Six college-bound students received a financial boost when Metro SportsMed presented them with scholarships for their higher education during a ceremony at KeySpan Park. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

Williamsburg

Justice for Judo queen

For many in the martial arts world Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi is known as the Mother of Women’s Judo. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Lots’ to squawk about

The preponderance of vacant lots in Williamsburg has been a long-festering problem, but it is rapidly gaining the attention of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York media as the election for citywide races approaches. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bedford Avenue is on a summertime roll

Say whatever you want -- it was pretty narly. Comment.
Williamsburg

Octoberfest!

The Services for the UnderServed (SUS) Young Leaders Council presents its Second Annual SUS Octoberfest will be held at the Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street near Wythe Avenue, October 1 from 6:30-10 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Weiner urges single-payer healthcare

Claims of moving toward Communism and taxes paying illegal immigrants’ medical bills were heard, but last week’s town hall meeting on establishing a National Health Care (NHC) system proved tame compared to similar meetings held around the country. Comment.
Williamsburg

Beep Wants Fresh Food in New Developments

Brooklyn leaders know that while New Yorkers should be eating more fruits and vegetables, there are not enough grocery stores in many city neighborhoods. Comment.
Williamsburg

New effort in Williamsburg to ‘unmask’ landlords

For years, the address has sent shivers through the spines of tenants throughout North Brooklyn: 199 Lee Avenue. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Many mourn%A0 death of local firefighter

Friends and family attended funeral services on Long Island for Paul Warhola, one of Williamsburg’s veteran firefighters, who died last week from an apparent stroke suffered while answering an emergency call. Comment.
Williamsburg

Kent Avenue anger

Just as an online petition to keep Kent Avenue a two-way street has been circulating throughout Williamsburg e-mail groups, Department of Transportation (DOT) officials quietly announced that two sections of Kent Avenue would be converted to northbound-only streets. Comment.
Williamsburg

800 flock to ‘Monster’ job fair

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

Delia cries ‘foul’

A longtime civic activist charged The New York Times with propagating a smear campaign as she tries to unseat incumbent Letitia James in the upcoming 35th District City Council Democratic Primary. Comment.
Williamsburg

On the job at the circus

It’s the ultimate summer job: running away and joining the circus. Comment.
Williamsburg

Biv Sharpens Message

Sparks continue to fly between two Brooklyn City Council candidates in an increasingly negative Democratic primary race to replace Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg). Comment.
Williamsburg

Support eroding for Yassky run

City Comptroller candidate David Yassky is finding that his failed race for Congress is beginning to erode political support in his home borough. Comment.
Williamsburg

The Anbesol made her do it

Over 30 years ago, Flip Wilson strutted across our TV screens coining the phrase “The devil made me do it.” This simple little phrase colored our language and gave us a convenient excuse when the truth was too hard to handle - No longer would we ever call a spade a spade. There would always be an excuse. It’s not us, its the devil, or the Anbesol. Comment.
Williamsburg

Burqa ‘not welcome’ in Free World

If clothing is a measure of how we view ourselves and one another, then few garments in history have been such a lightning rod for controversy as the Islamic veil. Comment.
Williamsburg

Aviator to host Summerfest

The Aviator Sports and Events Center will host Back-to-School Summerfest by Reithoffer Shows, August 27-30 on the outdoor tarmac area. Summerfest will feature rides, games, food and music as well as a variety of sports games and activities at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, on Flatbush Avenue, just south of Belt Parkway Exit 11S. Comment.
Williamsburg

Step right up for free movies

Town Square, Edge 11211, and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation present SummerStarz, free movies on Thursdays at East River State Park, North Eighth Street & Kent Avenue now through September 3. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cyclones support HeartShare

Come out to the Brooklyn Cyclones game, August 24, and support HeartShare Human Services and its autism programs and HeartShare Wellness. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn gives a warm Dodger welcome to the one-and-only Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Lasorda’s 81-year-old eyes darted from one end of the room to the other as he walked through the Brooklyn Baseball Museum at KeySpan Park. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bark in the Park returns to KeySpan

The Brooklyn Cyclones invite canine lovers to bring their dogs to the annual “Bark in the Park” game, August 26th at KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Avenue at West 17th Street, Coney Island. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn is shipwrecked!

Like the Roman naval Battle of Actium in 31 BC, where a fleet of mobile Octavian vessels sacked Mark Anthony’s artillery, thus beginning the Roman Empire, the Brooklyn Museum’s battleship was boarded and turned over in minutes by their Queens rivals in an epic and chaotic conflict on the shores of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Support erodes for Yassky’s comptroller run

City Comptroller candidate David Yassky is finding that his failed race for Congress is beginning to erode political support in his home borough. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Delia cries ‘foul’%A0

A longtime civic activist charged The New York Times with propagating a smear campaign as she tries to unseat incumbent Letitia James in the upcoming 35th District City Council Democratic Primary. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn Battle Week is coming

The start of the 233rd Commemoration of Brooklyn Battle Week will commence with the 101st Prison Ship Martyrs’ Memorial Tribute by the Society of Old Brooklynites, August 22 at 10 a.m. at the base of the148-foot tall Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, Fort Greene Park (enter at DeKalb Avenue and Fort Greene Place). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

$25 million condo hits the mkt.

Say brother, can you spare $25 million? Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Now playing - The Matrix! It’s 1999 all over again at Jay Street subway station

Commuters in the Jay Street subway station may have thought they traveled back to 1999, as workers uncovered a movie poster of “The Matrix,” the science fiction blockbuster starring Keanu Reeves. The wall has since been re-tiled — or perhaps they’re just feeding us the blue pill. Photos by Gary Buiso Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Construction worker falls to death

A 42-year-old construction worker was killed after he fell off a scaffolding hitched to a 12th Street building. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Council candidates tackle transit issues

What is the best way to get from Point A to Point B? Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brother George Larkin, O.S.F. dies

Brother George Larkin, O.S.F., of St. Francis College’s Admissions Office, whose welcoming face students saw on their first day of college each semester and their last when they graduated, has died. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Shocking sex scandal surfaces; could sink GOPer

City Council hopeful George Smith hasn’t even begun the policial career he’s vying for and he’s already been slapped with sexual harassment charges. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Call for single payer now!

Claims of moving toward Communism and taxes paying illegal immigrants’ medical bills were heard, but last week’s town hall meeting on establishing a National Health Care (NHC) system proved tame compared to similar meetings held around the country. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BK trolleys being shopped around

Just as Mayor Bloomberg hinted that he was interested in bringing streetcar service back to Red Hook and other waterfront areas, a local businessman is looking to divest himself of his fleet of four trolleys laying fallow on his Van Brunt Street property for years, this paper has learned. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gowanus Clean & Green%A0

Volunteers are needed for the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s August 22 Clean & Green, toclean up of the banks of the Gowanus Canal on Degraw Street off Nevins Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Tone of 33rd race goes negative

Sparks continue to fly between two Brooklyn City Council candidates in an increasingly negative Democratic primary race to replace Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

On the Canal hook

National Grid may have some welcome company to help it foot the bill to clean the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal, this paper has learned. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Give the gift of life at blood drive

The North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District invites you to give the gift of life...donate blood during the annual blood drive sponsored by Crunch and Healthy Nibbles, August 28 from 2-7:30 p.m. in front of 300 Flatbush Avenue at Sterling Place & Eighth Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Back-to-school Summerfest at Aviator

The Aviator Sports and Events Center will host Back-to-School Summerfest by Reithoffer Shows, August 27-30 on the outdoor tarmac area. Summerfest will feature rides, games, food and music as well as a variety of sports games and activities at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, on Flatbush Avenue, just south of Belt Parkway Exit 11S. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Warm welcome for Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Lasorda’s 81-year-old eyes darted from one end of the room to the other as he walked through the Brooklyn Baseball Museum at KeySpan Park. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

At long last, ‘Mother of Judo’ to finally get medal %A0

For many in the martial arts world Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi is known as the Mother of Women’s Judo. Comment.
BoroBeat

Neighbors host a spectacular summertime ‘10’

Mom, dad and the kids made merry with their neighbors during a block party in Park Slope. Comment.
BoroBeat

Soap box derby brings out the racer in kids

No engines, all attitude. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn shipwrecked!

Like the Roman naval Battle of Actium in 31 BC, where a fleet of mobile Octavian vessels sacked Mark Anthony’s artillery, thus beginning the Roman Empire, the Brooklyn Museum’s battleship was boarded and turned over in minutes by their Queens rivals in an epic and chaotic conflict on the shores of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BK PoP makes the scene

Society HAE, a destination site for the indie set and art/fashion/music enthusiasts, has teamed up with metroPCS to host BK PoP, August 23 from 2-7 p.m. at The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street at the intersection of Pearl and Water streets in DUMBO. Comment.
Kings Courier

Circus wish comes true at Coney Boom-A-Ring

West Virginia teen AlisaAnne Scamehorn’s dream has always been to see “the big circus.” This week her wish came true in Coney Island. Comment.
Kings Courier

A new millionaire -%A0 from ‘scratch’

A 19-year-old from Midwood is the latest winner of the New York Lottery’s Millionaire instant scratch-off game. Comment.
Kings Courier

Circus’ Summer Youth Academy puts kids to work

It’s the ultimate summer job: running away and joining the circus. Comment.
Kings Courier

Advocate hopefuls talk turkey in debate

Despite a dwindling budget to do the job, the four candidates for public advocate participated in an often spirited exchange in their latest encounter. Comment.
Kings Courier

‘Miracle’ on sorry sidewalk

“It’s a miracle.” Comment.
Kings Courier

Summerfest on outdoor Aviator tarmac

The Aviator Sports and Events Center will host Back-to-School Summerfest by Reithoffer Shows, August 27-30 on the outdoor tarmac area. Summerfest will feature rides, games, food and music as well as a variety of sports games and activities at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, on Flatbush Avenue, just south of Belt Parkway Exit 11S. Comment.
BoroBeat

World-class skaters wow crowds at Abe Stark rink

The cream of the championship crop laced up their skates and wowed the crowd with their fancy footwork, and time-honored tips, during an ice frolic at Abe Stark Rink in Coney Island. Comment.
BoroBeat

Postal workers roll strikes for MDA

Big-hearted postal workers morphed into cool alley cats, stamping out the competition, during a benefit bowl-a-thon at Maple Lanes. Comment.
BoroBeat

Ryder avenue gets rid of traffic for a day

Family feasts flavored the fun-filled festivities when residents turned revelers for a block party along Ryder Street. Comment.
BoroBeat

East 37th Street neighbors party together

Mom, dad and the kids made it a family frolic when they joined festive forces with like-minded neighbors for a block party in Marine Park. Comment.
Flatbush

Cops grapple with gang war

Two clusters of gangs are being monitored closely and are largely blamed for the uptick in violent crime on the streets of East Flatbush, police officials said last week. Comment.
Flatbush

Newspaper ink helps mend sidewalk

“It’s a miracle.” Comment.
Flatbush

Teen is a millionaire from ‘scratch’

A 19-year-old from Midwood is the latest winner of the New York Lottery’s Millionaire instant scratch-off game. Comment.
Flatbush

Stewart tied to landlords

Flatbush City Councilmember Kendall Stewart’s campaign is being built on the backs of local landlords, one of his challengers alleged last week. Comment.
Flatbush

Circus dream comes true

West Virginia teen AlisaAnne Scamehorn’s dream has always been to see “the big circus.” This week her wish came true in Coney Island. Comment.
Flatbush

Advocating for the advocate: candidates fight for foothold

Despite a dwindling budget to do the job, the four candidates for public advocate participated in an often spirited exchange in their latest encounter. Comment.
BoroBeat

Beauty and the beasts reign at Coney Island circus

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

Summer variety concert is%A0 a real show-stopper

The sound of music echoed through the trees at Paerdegat Park, Foster Avenue near Albany Avenue last week as Community Board 17 held its Annual Summer Variety Concert. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

On the hook for Gowanus clean up

National Grid may have some welcome company to help it foot the bill to clean the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal, this paper has learned. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Iron Mike’s new rules about school apply

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was awarded control of the city’s public schools just days ago but that isn’t stopping him from introducing new rules and regulations. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Shuck yeah! Jamaica Bay eyed for return of the oyster!

A new study aims to determine whether Jamaica Bay is clean enough to one day make oysters — and environmentalists — happy as clams. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Subway shutdown shocker

Carroll Gardens commuters are reacting strongly this week to MTA plans to shutter the Smith Street subway entrance to the F and G lines and pull the token booth clerk out of the President Street station. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Rezoning and reservations

Eleven local residents showed up last week to the Department of City Planning’s (DCP) public hearing on the proposed rezoning of Carroll Gardens to voice approval, but with some caveats. Comment.
BoroBeat

That old gang of mine at Coffey park

There was plenty of “old school” fun to be had at Coffey ParkSunday as residents put on another fun-filled Old Timer’s Reunion celebration. Comment.
BoroBeat

Cops & community team up against crime

It was something to see: police officers sharing hamburgers with happy kids. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn shipwrecked in Queens

Like the Roman naval Battle of Actium in 31 BC, where a fleet of mobile Octavian vessels sacked Mark Anthony’s artillery, thus beginning the Roman Empire, the Brooklyn Museum’s battleship was boarded and turned over in minutes by their Queens rivals in an epic and chaotic conflict on the shores of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
Canarsie

Iron Mike tightens school grip

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was awarded control of the city’s public schools just days ago but that isn’t stopping him from introducing new rules and regulations. Comment.
Canarsie

Watchdog wannabees bear fiscal fangs

From saving city money to doling out discretionary funds to Atlantic Yards, the four candidates for city comptroller took off the gloves in their latest verbal battle. Comment.
Borough-wide

Trans task force

There’s a new sheriff in Canarsie. Comment.
Canarsie

New breast imaging department debuts

A new Breast Imaging Department at Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division (KHD) opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by elected officials whose efforts helped bring to the Brooklyn community the latest innovation in digital screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound and interventional breast procedures. Comment.
Canarsie

Farm fresh goodness comes to Flatbush Ave.

This week’s delivery included cabbage, kale, beans, lettuce, dill and summer squash. Low-income Flatbush families can now bring fresh produce to their dining tables, while also supporting a regional farm, thanks to a new agronomical project that melts away the middleman. Comment.
Canarsie

Feasting with very good friends

Friends, food and fun were on the menu as congregants from Canarsie’s St. Albans Church got together for another memorable block party celebration. Comment.
Canarsie

Congressman Weiner urges single-payer health care reform

Claims of moving toward Communism and taxes paying illegal immigrants’ medical bills were heard, but last week’s town hall meeting on establishing a National Health Care (NHC) system proved tame compared to similar meetings held around the country. Comment.
Canarsie

New health zone pondered

Brooklyn leaders know that while New Yorkers should be eating more fruits and vegetables, there are not enough grocery stores in many city neighborhoods. Comment.
Canarsie

Many taking long walks on new pier

The newly renovated portions of Canarsie Park are getting a workout from neighborhood residents. Comment.
Canarsie

70th Pct. anti-crime team gets guns off the streets

When shots are fired people usually scatter, but for the 70th Precinct’s anti-crime team it’s time to converge on the crime scene. Comment.
Canarsie

Federal funding for Holocaust survivors

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

Street closed for partying

Simple pleasures were on the menu during block party day along East 57th Street. Comment.
Canarsie

Police sports

Come and enjoy a day of spirited competition when the community plays against the police during the 67th Precinct’s Community/Police Sports Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., August 22 at Paerdegat Park, Albany Avenue between Foster Avenue & Farragut Road. Comment.
Canarsie

Summerfest on the Aviator tarmac

The Aviator Sports and Events Center will host Back-to-School Summerfest by Reithoffer Shows, August 27-30 on the outdoor tarmac area. Summerfest will feature rides, games, food and music as well as a variety of sports games and activities at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, on Flatbush Avenue, just south of Belt Parkway Exit 11S. Comment.
BoroBeat

Postal workers roll strikes for the MDA

Big-hearted postal workers morphed into cool alley cats, stamping out the competition, during a benefit bowl-a-thon at Maple Lanes. Comment.
BoroBeat

Beauty and the beasts reign in at the circus

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

Summer Variety concert is a real hit

The sound of music echoed through the trees at Paerdegat Park, Foster Avenue near Albany Avenue last week as Community Board 17 held its Annual Summer Variety Concert. Comment.
BoroBeat

District 22 salutes parental participation

Every now and then, parents deserve an award. Comment.
BoroBeat

No traffic today, just lots of fun & games

Summer fun was on the menu %u2013 not to mention a generous helping of potluck delights %u2013 when neighbors jumpstarted the season of fun in the sun with a block party along East 23rd Street. Comment.
BoroBeat

Newkirk ave. Neighbors enjoy Summer sun splash

A downpour didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of reveling Flatbush residents, who soaked in equal parts of spirit and community camaraderie during a block party along Newkirk Avenue. Comment.
Canarsie

New designers and artists

Society HAE, a destination site for the indie set and art/fashion/music enthusiasts, has teamed up with metroPCS to host BK PoP, August 23 from 2-7 p.m. at The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street at the intersection of Pearl and Water streets in DUMBO. Comment.
Crime

Police Blotter

A 27-year-old man had a box-cutter raked across his face as he was refused entry into an apartment building on Schermerhorn Street last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Purse pinched at Simon office

It’s not Watergate, but when it comes to the hotly contested fight for the 33rd Council District, you never know. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New call for single-payer

Claims of moving toward Communism and taxes paying illegal immigrants’ medical bills were heard, but last week’s town hall meeting on establishing a National Health Care (NHC) system proved tame compared to similar meetings held around the country. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Iron Mike’s new school rules apply

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was awarded control of the city’s public schools just days ago but that isn’t stopping him from introducing new rules and regulations. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Candidates in 33rd City Council race slam it out

Those battling candidates for the open 33rd City Council district seat continued to get in their digs at each other and plead their case last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Con Ed, Chemtura on Gowanus Canal hook

National Grid may have some welcome company to help it foot the bill to clean the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal, this paper has learned. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Stimulus for Albee Square project

The city last week awarded $20 million in tax-exempt federal stimulus bonds to get shovels in the ground for the long-stalled mixed retail/residential project at Albee Square. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Negativity flies in 33rd race

Sparks continue to fly between two Brooklyn City Council candidates in an increasingly negative Democratic primary race to replace Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg). Comment.
Borough-wide

Borough Briefs

Brooklyn transportation advocates rejoiced as Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the Bicycle Access Bill in City Hall. Comment.
BoroBeat

Circus fun & games come to Columbus Park

The Boom-A-Ring isn’t the only circus in town. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

BK goes down with the ship

Like the Roman naval Battle of Actium in 31 BC, where a fleet of mobile Octavian vessels sacked Mark Anthony’s artillery, thus beginning the Roman Empire, the Brooklyn Museum’s battleship was boarded and turned over in minutes by their Queens rivals in an epic and chaotic conflict on the shores of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
Bay News

Living it up in Vegas version of Monte Carlo

Vegas’ Monte Carlo More Elegant, More Fun than Monaco’s Comment.
Bay News

Stranger Mike hoodwinks all NYC voters

Somewhere in holy transcripts it states, “He came to us as a stranger and we took him in...” But here in NYC, Mike Bloomberg came to us as a stranger - but he took us in. Comment.
Bay News

Teen is a millionaire from ‘scratch’

A 19-year-old from Midwood is the latest winner of the New York Lottery’s Millionaire instant scratch-off game. Comment.
Borough-wide

Single payer now!

Claims of moving toward Communism and taxes paying illegal immigrants’ medical bills were heard, but last week’s town hall meeting on establishing a National Health Care (NHC) system proved tame compared to similar meetings held around the country. Comment.
Bay News

Iron Mike Bloomberg asserts new school rules

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was awarded control of the city’s public schools just days ago but that isn’t stopping him from introducing new rules and regulations. Comment.
Borough-wide

33rd District Candidate Profile: Doug Biviano

For the affable Brooklyn Heights resident and 33rd District City Council candidate Doug Biviano, his campaign can be distilled into two fundamental issues: affordable housing and health care. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tragedy Tomorrow, Comptrollers Tonight

One year after organizing hundreds of phone banking and fundraising events to elect Barack Obama President of the United States, Brooklyn For Barack members have turned their attention to raising awareness about citywide races such as the Democratic primary for Comptroller. Comment.
Borough-wide

Yassky comptroller run gives ground in home borough

City Comptroller candidate David Yassky is finding that his failed race for Congress is beginning to erode political support in his home borough. Comment.
Borough-wide

Go, go, go, go the trolleys!

Just as Mayor Bloomberg hinted that he was interested in bringing streetcar service back to Red Hook and other waterfront areas, a local businessman is looking to divest himself of his fleet of four trolleys laying fallow on his Van Brunt Street property for years, this paper has learned. Comment.
Borough-wide

MRNY Visits South Williamsburg to Promote Transparency

For years, the address has sent shivers through the spines of tenants throughout North Brooklyn: 199 Lee Avenue. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Big circus’ wish comes true in Coney Island

West Virginia teen AlisaAnne Scamehorn’s dream has always been to see “the big circus.” This week her wish came true in Coney Island. Comment.
Borough-wide

MTA says beat it to Michael Jackson

A local City Council member wants some type of recognition at the subway station commemorating Michael Jackson’s video masterpiece, Bad, being filmed there. Comment.
Borough-wide

Quick stop quarrel

Cops were called to the Nostrand Quick Stop on Nostrand Avenue near Kings Highway Sunday after an unruly customer allegedly went berserk and started tearing the late-night business apart, police alleged. Comment.
Borough-wide

Victory for One Ridgite: Unjust Ticket is Upheld, Then Reversed

One Ridgite appears to have bucked the odds, successfully fighting an unjust parking ticket. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bklyn youths find jobs at the circus

It’s the ultimate summer job: running away and joining the circus. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Public Library pulls racially offensive book

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Borough-wide

Senior woes draw police

An NYPD Emergency Service Unit (ESU) crew was brought to a home on 57th Street last week following a series of tragedies that ended with an elderly woman barricading herself inside her home. Comment.
Borough-wide

Easy Riders Roll Through Billyburg

Amid the Pool Parties, kickball games, and upscale bowling matches happening in Northside Williamsburg on Sunday, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts rolled up to North 14th Street for the 6th Annual Works Engineering Motorcycle Show. Comment.
Borough-wide

Two hospitalized after Floyd Bennett crash

Borough-wide

Spider-Opossum attacks Brighton Beach

What do you get when a radioactive spider bites a opossum? Comment.
Borough-wide

Shot in the back

A 20-year-old college student died last week after being shot in the back on Lenox Road near Flatbush Avenue. Comment.
Crime

Police blotter

Police are reportedly close to apprehending the man who held up a local Sunoco station at gunpoint last week and then made a bonehead mistake. Comment.
Borough-wide

Blaze threatens 62nd Street home

Firefighters swarmed 62nd Street between Third and Fourth Avenues Saturday to put out a two-alarm fire that threatened to destroy an area home. Comment.
Borough-wide

Repairs coming to Belt Pkwy overpasses

Reconstruction of Brooklyn’s Belt Parkway bridges is expected to begin soon, commencing a massive, half-billion-dollar project to replace the aged spans. Comment.
Borough-wide

Free cable installer training program

Brooklyn Networks is currently recruiting for their next Free Cable Installer training program. Orientations are held every Tuesday at 621 Degraw Street, in Park Slope at 10 a.m., sharp. Comment.
Borough-wide

Subway stimulus on track for D, M lines

Bay Ridge’s long decrepit 86th Street station on the R subway line is getting federal transportation money to finish an already started rehabilitation project. Comment.
Borough-wide

Parked car smash and grab

Parked cars on Bay Ridge streets have been having a hard time in recent days. Comment.
Borough-wide

NYC comptroller hopefuls tangle

From saving city money to doling out discretionary funds to Atlantic Yards, the four candidates for city comptroller took off the gloves in their latest verbal battle. Comment.
Borough-wide

McMahon talks health care plan

They must be mighty confident that their health care won’t be impacted. Comment.
Borough-wide

Million $ scratch

A 19-year-old from Midwood is the latest winner of the New York Lottery’s Millionaire instant scratch-off game. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hands off advocate’s budget, candidates say

Despite a dwindling budget to do the job, the four candidates for public advocate participated in an often spirited exchange in their latest encounter. Comment.
Borough-wide

Circus Youth Academy puts youngsters to work

It’s the ultimate summer job: running away and joining the circus. Comment.
Borough-wide

IRON MIKE’S RULES

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was awarded control of the city’s public schools just days ago but that isn’t stopping him from introducing new rules and regulations. Comment.
Borough-wide

Climate research wins H.S. kids special honors

Four high school students involved in New York City College of Technology’s Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) received a special award from the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF). Comment.
Borough-wide

Circus wish comes true for teen

West Virginia teen AlisaAnne Scamehorn’s dream has always been to see “the big circus.” This week her wish came true in Coney Island. Comment.
Borough-wide

New STEMI Center: there in times of crisis

Lutheran Medical Center and its clinical partner in cardiac care, The Mount Sinai Hospital, recognized Brooklyn’s newest STEMI Center. More than 60 health professionals attended the reception including cardiac experts, executive staff, area paramedics and FDNY EMS personnel. Comment.
24/7

Cutting edge artistry on the fence

There’s fencing art and then there’s art found on local fences. Comment.
Bay News

Randazzo’s Clam Bar & Restaurant loses part of its heart

Sheepshead Bay lost a giant personality this week with the death of Jacqueline Randazzo Page. Comment.
Bay News

Anti-gay slurs found scrawled on Holocaust Memorial Park

The push to honor gay victims of the Nazi regime at Holocaust Memorial Park took an ugly turn last week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Politics

It’s been a long, hard battle, but Erlene King is back on the ballot in the fight to unseat Flatbush City Council incumbent Kendall Stewart. Comment.
Bay News

Salute to 9/11 firefighter

Remembering a fallen hero%u2026 Comment.
Bay News

Subway stimulus coming

Bay Ridge’s long decrepit 86th Street station on the R subway line is getting federal transportation money to finish an already started rehabilitation project. Comment.
Bay News

Bloomy pledges to jumpstart working waterfront

The city plans to reincarnate an industrial hub along the Sunset Park waterfront, investing more than $165 million to accomplish that goal, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hands off advocate’s budget, candidates say

Despite a dwindling budget to do the job, the four candidates for public advocate participated in an often spirited exchange in their latest encounter. Comment.
Bay News

Iron mike’s rules

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was awarded control of the city’s public schools just days ago but that isn’t stopping him from introducing new rules and regulations. Comment.
Bay News

Helping hand for war veterans

The Kings County District Attorney’s office has signed onto a special program to help veterans who left a war zone only to find themselves in a new crisis. Comment.
Bay News

Health care on the agenda

They must be mighty confident that their health care won’t be impacted. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn teen becomes a millionaire from ‘scratch’

A 19-year-old from Midwood is the latest winner of the New York Lottery’s Millionaire instant scratch-off game. Comment.
Bay News

Summerfest on the Aviator%A0

The Aviator Sports and Events Center will host Back-to-School Summerfest by Reithoffer Shows, August 27-30 on the outdoor tarmac area. Summerfest will feature rides, games, food and music as well as a variety of sports games and activities at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, on Flatbush Avenue, just south of Belt Parkway Exit 11S. Comment.
Bay News

ASA rich in new talent

ASA coach Dennis Orlando has compiled an impressive array of talent, from the 23 local players to the several others from Florida and New Jersey. Comment.
Bay News

At long last, ‘Mother of Judo’ to finally get medal

For many in the martial arts world Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi is known as the Mother of Women’s Judo. Comment.
Bay News

Finest best Bravest on the diamond

The last anchor event of this year’s Municipal Credit Union Municipal Sports Series was played at KeySpan Park. A crowd of 4,800 watched the annual contest between baseball teams from the NYPD and the FDNY, the former of whom was the victor, with a score of 5 to 1. Comment.
Bay News

9/11 tribute on the soccer field

Soccer players remembered the tragedy of September 11 last week during a poignant tournament at Aviator Sports Complex. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn is true to Tommy

Tommy Lasorda’s 81-year-old eyes darted from one end of the room to the other as he walked through the Brooklyn Baseball Museum at KeySpan Park. Comment.
BoroBeat

Caring Postal workers roll strikes for MDA

Big-hearted postal workers morphed into cool alley cats, stamping out the competition, during a benefit bowl-a-thon at Maple Lanes. Comment.
BoroBeat

Spanish-speaking parents now fluent in English

The Brighton Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with the Independence Community Bank Foundation, graduated students of its Spanish-English Program, an initiative which invited Spanish-speaking parents to learn English, and which also allowed the students to bring their children to class, as many of them do not have babysitters. Comment.
BoroBeat

World-class skaters wow Coney Island crowd

The cream of the championship crop laced up their skates and wowed the crowd with their fancy footwork, and time-honored tips, during an ice frolic at Abe Stark Rink in Coney Island. Comment.
BoroBeat

Special salute to ‘Teacher of the year’

Outstanding borough educators in Districts 20, 21 and 22 received an “A” for “awesome” when state Senator Marty Golden held his annual “Teacher of the Year” tribute at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment.
BoroBeat

Salute to area luminaries

Holding citations from the City Council, Assemblyman Peter J. Abbate, Thomas Neve, executive director of Reaching Out Community Services, and Vincent La Marca, webmaster at the New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst, are honored as “Men of Valor, Sons of Micah” in a ceremony at the historic house of worship, the fourth oldest in Brooklyn. Comment.
Bay News

BK PoP: New artists, designers

Society HAE, a destination site for the indie set and art/fashion/music enthusiasts, has teamed up with metroPCS to host BK PoP, August 23 from 2-7 p.m. at The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street at the intersection of Pearl and Water streets in DUMBO. Comment.

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