Friday, Sept. 18, 2009

Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn Politics

He may have touted himself as being the only Brooklynite in the race for Comptroller, but City Councilman David Yassky held his election night party in another borough -- at the Arena Restaurant in Manhattan. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Faraguna makes bid for laureate

An attorney, author, football coach, special education schoolteacher and street vendor would like to add another title to his long resume: poet laureate. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Landmark ‘out’ for hospital

The Park Slope Civic Council last week agreed to allow a “super sponsor” exemption from its proposal to landmark broader sections of the brownstone enclave. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

DOT reverses plans to raise 5th Ave. meters

The city will not be raising meter rates in Park Slope — along Fifth Avenue at least — the Department of Transportation told this paper this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn’s Bill comes out on top in primary

Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio and former City Public Advocate Mark Green came out swinging as they gear up for their runoff to determine the Democratic Party nominee for the city’s top watchdog position. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

It’s all about the estuaries

Celebrate National Estuaries Day and learn about the special creatures that live in these vibrant coastal areas where rivers meet the sea, September 26 from 9-11:30 a.m. at The Cove in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Carmen Farina, Park Slope park advocate, dies at age 86%A0

Thousands of people knew Carmen Farina not by name, but by the product of her many happy hours of work throughout the year: the amazingly fertile and vibrantly colored garden in front of the historic Litchfield Villa, on Prospect Park West between fourth and fifth streets. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Landmark’ year for Prospect Heights district

As this paper went to press, the City Council was set to approve the Prospect Heights Historic District, making it the largest landmark designation in New York City in nearly 20 years. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Annual SUS Octoberfest

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

The good life - redefined

Author Kurt Andersen will deliver a keynote address on the meaning of creative value in the 21st century as part of a Pratt Institute symposium titled “Redefining the Good Life,” September 26 from 2-5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Borough Briefs

Eco-friendly activists, environmentalists and eco-conscious celebrities are abuzz as the Brooklyn waterfront community of Vinegar Hill recently celebrated the completion of its first green condominium development at 100 Gold Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn Dems react to Obama health care speech

Preaching to the choir. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Housing Works sales

Fall in line with Housing Works’ fall previews. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Fifth Annual Green Brooklyn...Green City

The Council on the Environment of New York City is hosting the Fifth Annual Green Brooklyn%u2026Green City at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Columbus Park, 209 Joralemon Street, September 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Dr. Jude Barbera: comprehensive, caring urology

There are lots of bodily functions we don’t think about — until they start to bother us. Comment.
High School Sports

Bonnies bear down on those Tigers

The goal for the Fontbonne Hall girls volleyball team for the last 13 years has been to beat heated rival Bishop Kearney. The Bonnies have been the Red Sox to the Tigers’ Yankees for more than a decade and Kearney hasn’t lost a league match in its last 179 tries. Comment.
High School Sports

Recovering Jackson seals win for Erasmus

Shaquell Jackson isn’t quite himself just yet. The Erasmus Hall running back is still coming back from injury, playing at less than 100 percent. It didn’t stop the sophomore from willing his way to a 13-yard touchdown run up the right side, shedding pursuing tacklers on a key 3rd-and-goal in the fourth quarter. Comment.
BoroBeat

St. Marks Pl. shuts down traffic, brings in fun

Simple pleasures were on the menu during a block party along St. Mark’s Place. Comment.
Borough-wide

Police Blotter

A 15-year-old boy had his hood pulled over his face as a thief fleeced him of $10 at the corner of Jay and Tillary Streets. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Solid block of family fun

Music, crafts, collectibles and a palate-pleasing menu of international foods lured visitors to the waterfront district for a fall festival, presented by the Carroll Gardens Association. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn bosses balk at%A0 ‘Paid Sick Time Bill’

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Swastika desecrates church

A possible hate crime stained an otherwise calm weekend in Brooklyn Heights, as a swastika and other scrawl was discovered inside a Monroe Place church. Comment.
BoroBeat

Local congregation rejoices in new Kiddie Korner

The High Holy Days were ushered in with a cavalcade of family frolics as mom, dad and the kids united for a street fair outside Congregation B’nai Avraham, which also served to welcome a new pre-school to the area. Comment.
BoroBeat

The road to recovery is full of friends

The long road to self-healing took a step in the right direction when the Recovery Project presented a spirited trek across the Brooklyn Bridge to confront the stigma of addiction, culminating with a free concert at Cadman Plaza by music goliath Smokey Robinson. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn bridge swim tests swimmers’ mettle

The East River provided a choppy challenge for an international crop of intrepid swimmers who crawled, breast-stroked and butterflied their way to the finish line, garnering major bragging rights during the fourth annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim. Comment.
Borough-wide

Fill out your census questionnaire

Brooklynites who fail to complete the 2010 U.S. Census questionnaire will be in for a big surprise. Comment.
Borough-wide

Precinct Zeroing in on Quality of Life Offenses

There’s been a crackdown on quality-of-life offenses in Bay Ridge. Comment.
Borough-wide

Getting a Head Start on July 4, 2010

The Fourth of July 2009 may be history, but local cops are already starting to think about next year’s festivities. Comment.
Borough-wide

Good times with Bushwick’s .357 Lover

If you ever see Corn Mo (he of the white suit, baby face and long, dirty blonde hair) walking down Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick talking on his cell phone, you might actually be seeing the musician recording the seeds of his next song. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

Williamsburg

Gunned down on Moore

A 20-year-old man was killed in a shooting outside the Bushwick Houses on Moore Street. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Walk-ing right on by Grand St. shops

All isn’t grand on Grand street. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Diary of a City Priest’ author to speak

The renowned Philadelphia priest, poet, author and social activist John McNamee will share his reflections on a half century as a priest in urban areas during a lecture at 1 p.m., September 20at the parish hall of the Oratory Church of St. Boniface, 111 Willoughby Street near Duffield, second floor. Comment.
Williamsburg

Mormons volunteer to sweep McCarren Pk

Approximately 70 young adults and their leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the tri-state area will gather at McCarren Park in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, September 12. The Mormon volunteer group will work to beautify one of Brooklyn’s oldest and busiest parks, but also one of the most “in need,” according to Brooklyn City parks officials. Comment.
Williamsburg

33rd Dist. race heads down to the wire

With only one week remaining in a competitive, highly-anticipated seven-way race to succeed Councilmember David Yassky, candidates have been crisscrossing the 33rd district from Greenpoint to Park Slope in a last-minute push to secure victory in the Democratic Primary on September 15. Comment.
Williamsburg

Greenmarket on the move

The grass apparently is greener. Comment.
Williamsburg

Reyna, Esposito square off

Two candidates traded jabs and visions for the district’s future in the last and so far, only, public forum for candidates running for City Council in the 34th District. Comment.
Williamsburg

Lost Dreamland bell recovered in Coney

You can ring Coney Island’s bell once more, thanks to a team of intrepid divers and seamen. Comment.
Williamsburg

B’way bloomy boos

Attorneys for a coalition of 40 North Brooklyn community groups filed a lawsuit against Mayor Michael Bloomberg September 9, contending that the city violated the Federal Fair Housing Act in its negotiations regarding the development of Broadway Triangle, four hours after a City Planning Commission hearing on the issue. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ken Diamondstone focused on Council

Ken Diamondstone does not want to talk about his previous run for State Senate against former Senator Marty Connor nor any rumors about future challenges against Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) or Joan Millman (D-Boerum Hill). Comment.
Williamsburg

Loss of aquarium’s ‘Baby Aki’ stuns animal lovers

Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment.
Williamsburg

Power plant in the court

The motion to add a power plant on the Williamsburg waterfront and the community’s nearly decade-long campaign to stymie those efforts took a significant step toward conclusion this week, as Appellate Court judges heard arguments from both sides regarding TransGas Energy (TGE)’s appeal of the State Siting Board’s decision to nix the underground plant. Comment.
Williamsburg

Campaigns are good for ‘Chicharron Man’%A0

In a primary season blurry with endless endorsements, flyers, mailings and posters, one campaign gimmick stands out for its ingenuity and brilliant use of fried food. Comment.
Williamsburg

14 grads join nursing ranks

The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment.
Williamsburg

Feds help spur AIDS research

Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Kid’ connects with seniors

It is lunchtime at the Krakus Senior Club at 176 Java Street, one of about a dozen senior centers in the 33rd District. Comment.
Williamsburg

Forever MJ: new ‘Chapel’ opens

If you’ve ever pondered the parallels between religious reliquary and Michael Jackson’s sequined glove, or maybe thought that “mama-se, mama-sa, ma-ma-coo-sa” might as well be Latin, you’re probably a lot like artist Russel Parish. Comment.
Williamsburg

Squadron has growing ‘rep’ in Albany

While not quite the new sheriff of Albany, recently elected State Senator Daniel Squadron is beginning to make an impact on possible reforms in Albany. Comment.
Williamsburg

Briefly speaking, Cowboy steals the show

How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment.
Williamsburg

It’s only my opinion

Just in case you haven’t noticed, let me remind you to look at tomorrow’s date. Yup. Eight years have gone by and many of usdon’t remember how this country united as Americans. OK, gang. Take out the flag that’s hiding in your closet. For at least one day, and perhaps a few more, display Old Glory from your window, balcony, car, and anywhere else you see fit. In spite of our troubles, this is still one great country. God Bless America. Comment.
BoroBeat

Meet the candidates for the 33rd District

Six Democratic City Council hopefuls in the 33rd District for City Council, Jo Anne Simon, Doug Biviano, Steve Levin, Ken Diamondstone, Evan Thies and Isaac Abraham, trotted out to the East River State Park (110 Kent Avenue) for a forum reception sponsored by Town Square Inc. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Not so sweet

Three women -- believed to be sisters -- were arrested following an all-out cat fight inside the Sugar Cane Bar, 238 Flatbush Avenue, last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Pulaski Parade honors

The South Brooklyn Pulaski Parade Committee will honor its Contingent Marshal, Joseph B. Rudis, with a buffet and dance from 2-6 p.m. in the Lower School Hall of Our Lady of Czestochowa %u2013 St. Casimir Parish, 183 25th Street, September 13. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Annual GEC luncheon

The Guild for Exceptional Children’s (GEC) Third Annual Community Luncheon will be held at the Guild’s headquarters, 260 68th Street from 12-2 p.m., September 18. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

GOPers look to bury ‘the negativity’ around race

The two men hoping to win the Republican nod for Park Slope’s 39th District don’t see September 15 as Primary Day. Instead, it’ll he the bitter end to the venomous war of words the campaign has become. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

14 new graduates join the ranks of professional nurses

The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Divers recover Dreamland Park relic off the shores of Coney

You can ring Coney Island’s bell once more, thanks to a team of intrepid divers and seamen. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Baby Aki’ breaks BK’s heart

Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Meter Mad

A city policy meant to liberate parking spaces could mean the death knell for mom and pop shops in Park Slope, area merchants warned this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Feds aid borough researchers’ hunt for AIDS vaccine

Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New look for Barclays Ctr.

Developer Bruce Ratner unveiled a new Barclays Center arena rendering this week as the cornerstone piece of his 22-acre Atlantic Yards project starting at the Atlantic/Flatbush avenues intersection moving southeast. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cheese it! The contest’s on

Ten pedigree meat hounds with iron stomachs made a beeline for Fort Greene’s Five Spot Soul Food Restaurant where they went gum-to-gum with some of the nation’s top eaters for the Famous Philly CheeseSteak Fest %u2013 the first such contest to be recognized by Major League Eating. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Briefly’ speaking...

How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Isaac Abraham: ‘I fight for everyone’

Hasidic Judaism is filled with Talmudic rules and practices that must be followed in order to live a healthy, kosher life. But there’s only one rule to keep about going to dinner at the Williamsburg institution Gottlieib’s (325 Roebling Avenue) with City Council candidate Isaac Abraham: let Isaac order for you. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Volunteer for Clean & Green effort

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is looking for volunteers to participate in their monthly Clean & Green, which meets this month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., September 19. Volunteers should meet at First and Bond streets, west of the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More green for Sponge Park

Sponge Park continues to soak up the green. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Candidate Profile: Ken Diamondstone

Ken Diamondstone does not want to talk about his previous run for State Senate against former Senator Marty Connor nor any rumors about future challenges against Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) or Joan Millman (D-Boerum Hill). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hot wheels on Sixth Street!

From 0 to 10,000 degrees in 60 seconds! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Diary of a City Priest’%A0

The renowned Philadelphia priest, poet, author and social activist John McNamee will share his reflections on a half century as a priest in urban areas during a lecture at 1 p.m., September 20at the parish hall of the Oratory Church of St. Boniface, 111 Willoughby Street near Duffield, second floor. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Dancewave, Inc. to hold new auditions

Dancewave, Inc. announces Dancewave Company and Dancewave Company II auditions to take place at PS 77, 62 Park Place in Brooklyn, September 12, 1-2:30 p.m. and September 16, 5-6:30 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

FDNY fire storm over pachyderm privilege

Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Candidate Profile: Steve Levin

It is lunchtime at the Krakus Senior Club at 176 Java Street, one of about a dozen senior centers in the 33rd District. Comment.
High School Sports

Wolves: a pack on a mission

Every move Ed Gazzillo has made since starting the Grand Street Campus football program in 1999 was with one thing in mind: For the Wolves to be part of the PSAL’s Level 5 City Championship Division. Comment.
High School Sports

From groupie to quarterback

Jordan Paul didn’t play video games in his spare time as a youngster. He broke down defenses and attended two-a-day practices. Comment.
High School Sports

Falcons on guard against mental gaffs

Jim Esposito’s message to his Bishop Ford football team has centered around focus and remaining upbeat. Comment.
High School Sports

Just slide, Kenny, slide

Kenny Leveille has been William Grady’s starting quarterback for two seasons, and this year his play is going to be even more instrumental to the Falcons’ success. Now if only coach Andrew Jashyn can convince him not to take as many unnecessary risks. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Now on deck - NY Mets heavy hitter

Citi Field’s loss was KeySpan Park’s gain last week as Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran rehabbed with the Brooklyn Cyclones. Comment.
BoroBeat

Riese group helps smooth out the daily grind

Riese Organization workers distributed hundreds of $5 Tim Hortons value cards, good for the purchase of coffee and baked goods, as commuters headed back to work from the Labor Day Weekend, during its 15th Annual “Back to the Grind” coffee give-away at 22 Court Street. Comment.
BoroBeat

Strolling and admiring art

Every step garnered a piece of eye candy when the 5th Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) teamed up with artists from across Brooklyn for a unique art and photo walk in Park Slope. Comment.
BoroBeat

SYEP teens are ready for their closeup

Teens participating in the Cobble Hill Health Center’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides New York City youth between the ages of 14-24 with summer employment and educational opportunities, took some time out to pose for their annual end-of-year photo shoot. Comment.
BoroBeat

Party time in Park Slope

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 19th Street. Comment.
Kings Courier

Funds help power AIDS research in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment.
Kings Courier

Super-duper: parents score win

Power has been restored to School’s District 22’s community superintendent — and parents couldn’t be happier. Comment.
Kings Courier

Bklyn’s Bill comes out on top in advocate race%A0

Showing a surge toward the end of the campaign season, Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio bested former City Public Advocate Mark Green in the Democratic primary for public advocate. Comment.
Kings Courier

Bklyn businesses balk at ‘Paid Sick Time Bill’

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment.
Kings Courier

Thompson vows to beat Bloomie

Extolling supporters to chant with him that eight years is enough, Comptroller William Thompson vowed a spirited campaign to defeat incumbent Mike Bloomberg in the November general election for New York City mayor. Comment.
Kings Courier

Soaked with wetlands $$$

Jamaica Bay will be the recipient of millions of dollars of federal stimulus money, an infusion expected to create a breathtaking “ecology park” along the massive water body, officials announced last week. Comment.
Kings Courier

BK Dems respond to ‘Obamacare’ speech

Preaching to the choir. Comment.
Kings Courier

Cops busy with ‘hot wheels’

A crew of fast and furious thieves is having a “wheely” good time in the 61st Precinct, which is seeing an increase in both car tire and auto thefts. Comment.
Kings Courier

High-stepping at Bishop Ford High School

Nimble steppers from the O’Malley Irish Dance Academy put their best foot forward during a benefit performance at Bishop Ford High School. Comment.
Kings Courier

Riders rail against subway disruptions

More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brighton Beach jubilee draws thousands

Brighton Beach brimmed with seasonal fun, wooing mom, dad and the kids to one of “Little Odessa’s” premier street fairs, the Brighton Jubilee. Comment.
BoroBeat

Time to hit the books - but first some fun & games

Borough students were boosted by a final hurrah before hitting the books when Aviator Sports and Events Center presented a back-to-school summerfest, complete with carnival-style rides, food and music. Comment.
Flatbush

Gardens tenants fear future

While young, tony New Yorkers are being urged to put their roots down at one Flatbush housing complex, some of those who already live there in rent-stabilized units have begun to fear they might get an unceremonious heave-ho. Comment.
Flatbush

Brooklyn Dems react to president’s health care speech

Preaching to the choir. Comment.
Flatbush

Nana ’packs%A0are a no-go

Between 2002 and 2007, members of the Newkirk Area Neighborhood Association (NANA) spent a day each year packing new backpacks with brand-new school supplies to distribute to homeless shelters, so the children living in them could go back to school in style. Comment.
Flatbush

Not a penny more to bring down class sizes

This year, Brooklyn schools will receive the same amount of money as they did last year to lower class size — and not a penny more. Comment.
Flatbush

Backlash against service cuts along B,Q line; rehab spells pain for riders

More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment.
Flatbush

Brooklyn bosses balk at ‘Paid Sick Time Bill’

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment.
Flatbush

Newcomer takes 45th in primary

In a stunning turnaround, a political newcomer has defeated incumbent City Councilmember Kendall Stewart in the Democratic primary in the 45th Councilmanic District. Comment.
Flatbush

Super-duper: parents score school win

Power has been restored to School’s District 22’s community superintendent — and parents couldn’t be happier. Comment.
Flatbush

Eugene easily wins primary in bid for 40th Council District seat

It was an easy victory for incumbent City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, in a three-way race in the 40th Council District. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More green for Sponge Pk

Sponge Park continues to soak up the green. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

76th Precinct cops earn accolades

Summertime heroics earned four cops top honors this week from the 76th Precinct Community Council. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The right tools for the job...

Now an annual tradition, Councilwoman Sara M. González handed out thousands of school supplies to boys and girls in Red Hook. The councilwoman joined with local activist Jay McKnight of the Red Hook Lions and Councilman John Liu to set up tables outside the Fine Fare Supermarket.The children began lining up early in anticipation of an event they have enjoyed for several years now. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

1 elephant, tons of trouble

Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment.
BoroBeat

19th Street gets the most out of summertime

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 19th Street. Comment.
Canarsie

Brass smiles on local cop

In the year and a half he’s been serving at Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct, Sergeant Christopher McGibbon has been involved in almost every major crime -- and major arrest -- to hit the area. Comment.
Canarsie

Busted for attempted murder

A 20-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting in early August was apprehended last week after being caught guzzling a beer in the street. Comment.
Canarsie

A look at America by the numbers

Just in case you haven’t noticed, let me remind you to look at tomorrow’s date. Yup. Eight years have gone by and many of us don’t remember how this country united as Americans. OK, gang. Take out the flag that’s hiding in your closet. For at least one day, and perhaps a few more, display Old Glory from your window, balcony, car, and anywhere else you see fit. In spite of our troubles, this is still one great country. God Bless America. Comment.
Canarsie

A Britisher’s View

Eight years later, the wounds are growing worse. Comment.
Canarsie

It’s Only My Opinion

Here are more questions that are scribbled on those bits of paper that have been accumulating in my favorite blue blazer. Comment.
Features

Not for Nuthin’

Friday is September 11.On that day in 2001 our city, our country and our way of life changed forever. It was a day of tragedy unparalleled in our history. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn’s Bill comes out on top in primary

Showing a surge toward the end of the campaign season, Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio bested former City Public Advocate Mark Green in the Democratic primary for public advocate. Comment.
Canarsie

Rooftop film series

In “Above Brooklyn,”screening September 12 at 9 p.m. on the rooftop of the Old American Can Factory, some of New York City’s few remaining rooftop pigeon breeders try to catch each other’s birds in a game of aerial competition. Comment.
Canarsie

Fidler, Berardelli court FUBA

Voters in the 46th Council District can look ahead to November, when the general election pits incumbent Councilmember Lew Fidler against challenger Gene Berardelli, during a candidate’s forum in Canarsie. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Spiritual Sustainability’ with Martha Gallahue

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, as part of its “Sunday Platforms” series, “Spiritual Sustainability: Back to Nature, Back to Ethics with Martha Gallahue,” September 13. Platforms are held every Sunday morning, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the main hall of the Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West in Park Slope. Comment.
Canarsie

Subway salutes ‘Franchisee of the Year’

The Subway restaurant chain, the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, has named Jonathan Feld, of Manhattan, as the recipient of its 2009 Franchisee of the Year award for multi-unit owners from the chain’s North American markets. The announcement was made the company’s annual convention held in Washington DC. Comment.
Canarsie

Pacino is ‘Jack of all roles’

We’ve heard that Brooklyn’s real estate market was sickly, but we didn’t think that Fillmore Real Estate felt it necessary to bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Comment.
Canarsie

Boost for local AIDS research

Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment.
Canarsie

Remarkable woman marks 100th b’day

The Caton Park Nursing Home was brimming with fun and festivity as resident Martha Kiasheck celebrated her 100th birthday. Comment.
Canarsie

Eight years have past since September 11 terrorist attacks

With heads bowed, cops and civilian employees at the 69th Precinct held a moment of silent prayer for the 3,000 lives lost on September 11 on the morning of that fateful day’s eighth anniversary. Comment.
Canarsie

2nd Annual Debbie Moss 3K Memorial Walk

Ten years ago, Brooklyn mom Debbie Moss died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Comment.
Canarsie

45th Dist. candidates court FUBA voters

Three of the six people running in the Democratic primary in the 45th Councilmanic District stood before Canarsie residents to make the case for their candidacy, just a week and a half before primary day. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Briefly’ speaking...Cowboy steals show

How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment.
Canarsie

Groovy! Spirit of Woodstock lives on!

Residents and staff of the New York Congregational Nursing Center, 135 Linden Boulevard in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, celebrated the ’60s with a “groovy buffet” to commemorate Woodstock and the era of peace and love. Comment.
Canarsie

Weiner: the%A0 time is now for reform

From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment.
Canarsie

69th Precinct introduces nabe to new executive officer

Canarsiens were introduced to the second in command at the 69th Precinct, during a recent community forum. Comment.
Canarsie

A better way on Church Avenue

Mark Dicus, executive director of the Church Avenue BID, got a vote of support and thanks from the members of the Prospect Park South Association when he was presented with their “PPS Good Neighbor Award.” Comment.
Canarsie

No rest for Canarsie’s weary

If there’s one thing Canarsiens want, it’s some peace and quiet. Comment.
Canarsie

Heart Walk in Prospect Pk

Canarsie’s 69th Precinct will be taking part in this year’s Start! Heart Walk in Prospect Park (enter Ninth Street and Prospect Park West), October 11, rain or shine, benefiting the American Heart Association. Comment.
Canarsie

Community Board 18

Community Board 18’s next meeting will be held at 8 p.m., September 16 (and each third Wednesday) on the mezzanine level at the Aviator Sports and Recreation Facility, Floyd Bennett Field. Comment.
Canarsie

Roadwork advances along Belt Parkway

Drivers can soon expect a smoother trip into Mill Basin. Comment.
Canarsie

Liu, Yassky in runoff for comptroller bid

Queens City Councilmember John Liu and Brooklyn City Councilmember David Yassky will meet again in two weeks to determine who will be the Democratic Party nominee for the city’s top fiscal officer. Comment.
Canarsie

Novice wins council vote

In a stunning turnaround, a political newcomer has defeated incumbent City Councilmember Kendall Stewart in the Democratic primary in the 45th Council District. Comment.
Canarsie

Dog Coat & Blanket drive

Give A Paw 2009 invites animal lovers to a special weekend for shelter pups and people who care. Comment.
Borough-wide

Borough Briefs

Blogger Robert Guskind died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, our CNG sister publication The Brooklyn Paper reported last week. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn suit drive to help unemployed reach for success

Determined to empower unemployed men by providing them with the necessary professional attire that will build their self-esteem and help “sell themselves” during job interviews, Men’s Wearhouse will hold its second annual National Suit Drive, now to September 30. Comment.
Canarsie

September 11 observances held throughout the borough

Residents from throughout the borough marked the eighth anniversary of September 11 during several events that recalled the horrors, sense of tragedy and triumphs that we all faced on that fateful day and the weeks that followed. Comment.
Canarsie

Borough’s heart aches for Baby Aki; 2-year-old walrus dies from pneumonia

Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment.
Canarsie

Salute to local ‘Rising Stars’

State Senator Kevin Parker announced the recipients — representing the best in Brooklyn’s education, and who stood out from hundreds of other student applicants — of the 2009 Rising Star community leaders award. Comment.
Canarsie

Docs prescribe books to children

Although smiles are not the usual expression on children’s faces while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, Meridith Messinger, MD, pediatrician at Long Island College Hospital, is finding nothing but grins at LICH’s pediatric center. Comment.
Canarsie

Stop & Shop helps fight child cancers

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company’s Flatbushstore reached its goal for the 2009 Triple Winner program, raising $7,050toward Stop & Shop’s efforts to eradicate childhood cancer and fund research. These funds contributed to the $5.25 million raised chainwide in this year’s Triple Winner campaign. Comment.
Canarsie

Paerdegat Avenue green st.%A0

A strip of Paerdegat Avenue North will be going soon from grim to green. Comment.
Canarsie

Re-armed against H1N1

Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn Dems react to president’s health speech

Preaching to the choir. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn bosses balk at new ‘Paid Sick Time Bill’

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment.
Canarsie

Thompson takes primary%A0

Extolling supporters to chant with him that eight years is enough, Comptroller William Thompson vowed a spirited campaign to defeat incumbent Mike Bloomberg in the November general election for New York City mayor. Comment.
Canarsie

Totonno’s pizza shop to reopen in Brooklyn

Famed Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s could be open in a matter of weeks, giving discriminating eaters across the borough reason to rejoice. Comment.
Canarsie

14 new graduates join nursing ranks

The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment.
Canarsie

Ready or not for H.S.

In spite of community opposition, a transfer high school is opening in the new school building on East 107th Street. Comment.
Canarsie

Consumer cop & Indy Dem

Among the most sought-after posts this election season is the job of public advocate. Comment.
Canarsie

Fillmore Real Estate high on MeadowWood complex

Underscoring the tremendous success it has achieved as the exclusive sales agent for MeadowWood at Gateway, Fillmore Real Estate, New York City’s largest privately-owned and operated residential real estate firm, announced more than 350 successful sales at Brooklyn’s largest affordable condominium complex.In fact, more than 60 homes have gone into contract since January and there is a waiting list of qualified buyers for several units. Comment.
Canarsie

New director for day school

East Midwood Hebrew Day School announces the hiring of its new executive director, Dr. Eugene Miller, who comes to the school after a long career as an educator, administrator and author. A native of Brooklyn, he has written on such subjects as religion, philanthropy (tzedaka) and society. Comment.
Canarsie

Road to recovery leads through Brooklyn

Over the last six sessions, A&E Network’s “Intervention” reality series has chronicled the lives of 138 men and women suffering with addiction. Comment.
Canarsie

Yes, house calls do exist - just consult these docs

Who says doctors no longer make house calls? Comment.
Canarsie

Pro Active Construction: one step ahead

It can be your worst nightmare or the best thing you’ve ever done. Comment.
BoroBeat

Strawberry’s hit with seniors

Menorah Home and Hospital’s Kaffee Klastch group, a social club of 25 seniors between the ages of 57 to 96, declared strawberry “the absolute best” during a taste bud teaser, in which residents sampled 24 flavors of Haagen Dazs ice cream donated to the Manhattan Beach facility, 1516 Oriental Boulevard. Comment.
BoroBeat

Church avenue packed with family fun

Mom, dad and the kids snatched the last rays of summer sun by heading to Flatbush for a street festival, sponsored by the Kensington Merchants Association. Comment.
BoroBeat

Back to school - but first some games

Borough students were boosted by a final hurrah before hitting the books when Aviator Sports and Events Center presented a back-to-school summerfest, complete with carnival-style rides, food and music. Comment.
BoroBeat

Bensonhurst honors patron saint with feast

Thousands of revelers flocked to Bensonhurst to participate in a yearly fun-filled event to honor a patron saint of Italians everywhere. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Note passer keeping busy

The note-passing bandit responsible for holding up an Atlantic Avenue bank has been connected to at least six similar heists stretching back to the middle of July, officials said. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

More cash for a greener Navy Yard

The Brooklyn Navy Yard, already the city’s preeminent green manufacturing district, received another $15 million in capital funds for two additional green facilities. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

From worst to first

A popular Brooklyn Heights school went from an F to an A grade in just one year — and that has parents questioning the validity of the city’s school report cards. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Levin takes 33rd

Behind a solid bloc of Hasidic voters in Williamsburg, seniors and public housing residents from Greenpoint to the Gowanus, Steve Levin handily won the Democratic primary for the City Council in the 33rd District. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Phoenix introduces green training

DUMBO is so cutting-edge that even longtime neighborhood tenant Phoenix House is going green. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Pachyderm pampering puts some in hot water

Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

City Point Tower gets fed boost

The long-stalled City Point Tower project became the city’s first commercial development green-lighted for a cash infusion of federal stimulus money. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Latest look for Ratner’s Barclays Center

Developer Bruce Ratner unveiled a new Barclays Center arena rendering this week as the cornerstone piece of his 22-acre Atlantic Yards project starting at the Atlantic/Flatbush avenues intersection moving southeast. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn honors the Maryland 400

Remembering the shots heard round the borough%u2026 Comment.
BoroBeat

Strolling and enjoying the artistry

Every step garnered a piece of eye candy when the 5th Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) teamed up with artists from across Brooklyn for a unique art and photo walk in Park Slope. Comment.
Bay News

Big Screecher

Bay News

B suspension burns riders

More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment.
Bay News

Life preserver for drowning homeowners

Councilman Vincent Gentile, who represents Brooklyn neighborhoods that are home to more seniors than nearly any other New York City neighborhood, has signed on as a key supporter of a bill, which will protect their homes from the auction block due to delinquent water bills. Comment.
Bay News

De Blasio comes out on top

Showing a surge toward the end of the campaign season, Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio bested former City Public Advocate Mark Green in the Democratic primary for public advocate. Comment.
Bay News

Thousands flock to Jubilee

Brighton Beach brimmed with seasonal fun, wooing mom, dad and the kids to one of “Little Odessa’s” premier street fairs, the Brighton Jubilee. Comment.
Bay News

Bosses balk at ‘sick time’

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment.
Bay News

Thompson vows to beat Mike for mayor

Extolling supporters to chant with him that eight years is enough, Comptroller William Thompson vowed a spirited campaign to defeat incumbent Mike Bloomberg in the November general election for New York City mayor. Comment.
Borough-wide

Established Tenants Fear Tides of Change at Flatbush Gardens

While young, tony New Yorkers are being urged to put their roots down at one Flatbush housing complex, some of those who already live there in rent-stabilized units have begun to fear they might get an unceremonious heave-ho. Comment.
Borough-wide

Candidate Profile: Ken Baer

Park Slope resident Ken Baer is a one-man show. Comment.
Borough-wide

New Mikvah on Amherst Street

A proposal to establish a new mikvah on Amherst Street in Manhattan Beach will go before Community Board 15 later this month. Comment.
Borough-wide

Wild ride on McDonald Ave.

Firefighters look over a Chevy Astrovan that slammed into a parked Honda Civic during a harrowing car accident on McDonald Avenue near Bay Parkway Tuesday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Liu and Yassky square off in comptroller runoff for

Queens City Councilmember John Liu and Brooklyn City Councilmember David Yassky are circling their wagons as they gear up to meet again at the polls in two weeks to determine who will be the Democratic nominee for the city’s top fiscal officer. Comment.
Borough-wide

Changes in School District 22

Power has been restored to School’s District 22’s community superintendent — and parents couldn’t be happier. Comment.
Canarsie

Brooklyn Politics

Leave it to Bob Zuckerman to stand out in a crowd. Comment.
Borough-wide

Liu and Yassky to have runoff for Comptroller position

Queens City Councilmember John Liu and Brooklyn City Councilmember David Yassky will meet again in two weeks to determine who will be the Democratic Party nominee for the city’s top fiscal officer. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lander secures Democratic nomination

When Brad Lander woke up early Tuesday morning to begin his last big pitch for City Council, one of the first things he heard coming out of the shower was the Black Eyed Peas. Comment.
Borough-wide

Possible expansions for Canarsie

Two Canarsie schools are seeking to expand. Comment.
Borough-wide

Coney pizza icon might reopen soon.

Famed Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s could be open in a matter of weeks, giving discriminating eaters across the borough reason to rejoice. Comment.
Borough-wide

Jamaica Bay gets stimulus cash

Jamaica Bay will be the recipient of millions of dollars of federal stimulus money, an infusion expected to create a breathtaking “ecology park” along the massive water body, officials announced last week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Canarsiens Tired of Loud Parties

If there’s one thing Canarsiens want, it’s some peace and quiet. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lander takes primary for 39th District

When Brad Lander woke up early Tuesday morning to begin his big pitch for City Council, one of the first things he heard was the Black Eyed Peas. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Technicolor Dreamer’ at home in Brooklyn

Scott Hardkiss has left his mark all over the city, growing up in the Bronx, living in Queens before heading out to San Francisco for a decade, and, since 2000, working on a new album in his home studio in lower Manhattan. Comment.
Borough-wide

A pain in the B---- riders denounce loss of express subway service

More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment.
Borough-wide

Despite Low Turnout, Challenger Trounces Incumbent in Hotly Contested Race

In a stunning turnaround, a political newcomer has defeated incumbent City Councilmember Kendall Stewart in the Democratic primary in the 45th Council District. Comment.
Borough-wide

de Blasio and Green in run off

Showing a surge toward the end of the campaign season, Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio bested former City Public Advocate Mark Green in the Democratic primary for public advocate. Comment.
Borough-wide

EPA: No decision yet for Gowanus

The fate of the Gowanus Canal will remain in limbo, as the Environmental Protection Agency told this paper it will not be handing down a decision this week on whether to name the foul waterway a Superfund site. Comment.
Borough-wide

Navy Yard receives $15 million in state money

The Brooklyn Navy Yard, already the city’s preeminent green manufacturing district, received another $15 million in capital funds for two additional green facilities. Comment.
Borough-wide

Clarke defends her Caribbean trip as above board

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke last week lashed out at published reports alleging she violated the law while recently traveling to the country of Antigua for the naming of the country’s highest peak as “Mount Obama.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Custom Wine Bar

Custom Wine Bar is going back to the drawing board. Comment.
Borough-wide

Incumbent Gains Easy Victory in Flatbush Council Primary

It was an easy victory for incumbent City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, in a three-way race in the 40th Council District. Comment.
Borough-wide

Reyna wins Re-election by 223 Votes

In one of the smallest margins among the primary races throughout the city, incumbent Councilmember Diana Reyna (D-Williamsburg) appears to have won re-election in the 34th Council District, though her main challenger, Maritza Davila, has not conceded the race. Comment.
Borough-wide

Flooded Gowanus fear haunts nabe

From a window in her home, Margaret Maugenest can see the mighty shores of the Gowanus Canal, a polluted waterway she fears could one day spit its toxic cocktail on adjacent homes and businesses. Comment.
Borough-wide

It’s Thompson versus Bloomberg for mayor

Extolling supporters to chant with him that eight years is enough, Comptroller William Thompson vowed a spirited campaign to defeat incumbent Mike Bloomberg in the November general election for New York City mayor. Comment.
Borough-wide

Eek! Mice and rats in Carroll Park!

Rodents have once again reared their ugly heads - and tails - in Carroll Park, but city officials say they’re just passing through. Comment.
Crime

Robbing bike -- with machete

It was his way of cutting through the BS: Instead of convincing a child to hand over his bike, an 18-year-old thief found it less time-consuming to show him the machete that he kept under his shirt, cops from the 68th Precinct were told this week. Comment.
Crime

Local man in Ponzi probe

First came Bernie. Now there’s Barry. Comment.
Borough-wide

Police Blotter

A woman had a gold chain ripped off her neck as she walked down 72nd Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues during a daring daytime theft. Comment.
Borough-wide

Anniversary

The Sisters of the Visitation, together with Visitation Academy, invite all to share in the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, September 26 at Visitation Academy, 8902 Ridge Boulevard. Comment.
Borough-wide

Feds help power local AIDS research

Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment.
Borough-wide

McMahon sketchy on health reform

Rep. Mike McMahon is increasingly enunciating his position on health care, and it’s a nuanced one, to say the least. Comment.
Borough-wide

Second Annual Debbie Moss 3K Ovarian Cancer Walk

Ten years ago, Brooklyn mom Debbie Moss died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Comment.
Borough-wide

A splash of Caribbean fun

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Governor David Paterson and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell were among the luminaries who danced to calypso music, pressed flesh with glittering dancers and feasted on curried goat while leading thrill seekers to joy at the West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade in Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

A&E’s ‘Road to Recovery’ leads through Brooklyn - with Smokey Robinson too!

Over the last six sessions, A&E Network’s “Intervention” reality series has chronicled the lives of 138 men and women suffering with addiction. Comment.
Borough-wide

No ‘Comfort’ for this popular Bay Ridge bar band

So much for Southern hospitality. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Naked Cowboy’ courts voters here

How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment.
Borough-wide

Two-story building sells for $3,000,000

A two-story building at 401 95th Street, on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 95th Street in Bay Ridge, was sold by Massey Knakal in a transaction valued at $3,000,000. Comment.
Borough-wide

Dems react to ‘Obamacare’

Preaching to the choir. Comment.
Borough-wide

Extra scoops of retro fun

If you’re looking for an old-time, Main Street USA kind of treat, there is no place better than Haagen Dazs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Senior picnic here

State Senator Marty Golden will host a senior picnic in conjunction with the Shore Road Garden Council, at 11:30 a.m., September 24 (rain date: September 25) in the Garden, 91st Street and Shore Road in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. The event will feature live music and lunch will be served. Comment.
Borough-wide

On guard against H1N1 virus

Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment.
Borough-wide

New class of graduates join the nursing ranks

The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sneak peek at Sunset PK H.S.

Councilwoman Sara M. González joined dozens of members of the Sunset Park High School Task Force and numerous officials from the School Construction Authority in a special preview of the new facility which is in the final stages of completion. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Spiritual Sustainability’

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, as part of its “Sunday Platforms” series, “Spiritual Sustainability: Back to Nature, Back to Ethics with Martha Gallahue,” September 13. Platforms are held every Sunday morning, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the main hall of the Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West in Park Slope. Comment.
Borough-wide

Totonno’s to return to Bklyn %A0

Famed Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s could be open in a matter of weeks, giving discriminating eaters across the borough reason to rejoice. Comment.
Borough-wide

Al is ‘Jack of all roles’

We’ve heard that Brooklyn’s real estate market was sickly, but we didn’t think that Fillmore Real Estate felt it necessary to bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Comment.
Borough-wide

Pneumonia claims ‘Baby Aki’%A0

Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ft. Hamilton Community Day Picnic

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families were feted during Fort Hamilton’s annual “Fort Hamilton Community Day Picnic,” coordinated by Cathy Santotietro, community relations officer for the Fort andMaria Mahler, vice president of the Rotary Club of Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

PAL’s Brooklyn Borough bash

More than 500 youngsters, ages six to 16, from the Police Athletic League Play Streets and Day Camps throughout Brooklyn gathered for PAL’s Brooklyn Borough Celebration Day at Parade Ground Park. Comment.
Borough-wide

Enjoy yourself to the core at the Wyckoff Farmhouse’s annual Apple Festival

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum will have its annual Apple Festival, September 20. Comment.
Borough-wide

Federal funds aid 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.
Borough-wide

‘Suited up’ for the big job interview

Determined to empower unemployed men by providing them with the necessary professional attire that will build their self-esteem and help “sell themselves” during job interviews, Men’s Wearhouse will hold its second annual National Suit Drive, now to September 30. Comment.
Borough-wide

New kinda class

Hello, new schools! Comment.
Borough-wide

Nutty health care town hall at KCC

From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brass smiles on Ridge cop

In the year and a half he’s been serving at Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct, Sergeant Christopher McGibbon has been involved in almost every major crime -- and major arrest -- to hit the area. Comment.
Borough-wide

Now showing: ‘Above Brooklyn’

In “Above Brooklyn,”screening September 12 at 9 p.m. on the rooftop of the Old American Can Factory, some of New York City’s few remaining rooftop pigeon breeders try to catch each other’s birds in a game of aerial competition. Comment.
Borough-wide

September 11 observances throughout the borough

Residents from throughout the borough marked the eighth anniversary of September 11 during several events that recalled the horrors, sense of tragedy and triumphs that we all faced on that fateful day and the weeks that followed. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bosses balk at sick bill

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment.
Borough-wide

New effort to shield homeowners from drowning

Councilman Vincent Gentile, who represents Brooklyn neighborhoods that are home to more seniors than nearly any other New York City neighborhood, has signed on as a key supporter of a bill, which will protect their homes from the auction block due to delinquent water bills. Comment.
Borough-wide

Fallout from pachyderm pampering

Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment.
Borough-wide

Swamping BK homeowners

It’s the steady drip, drip, drip of ever-increasing expenses that hits people on fixed incomes -- seniors and the disabled among them -- particularly hard. Comment.
Parenting

All about estuaries at The Cove

Celebrate National Estuaries Day and learn about the special creatures that live in these vibrant coastal areas where rivers meet the sea, September 26 from 9-11:30 a.m. at The Cove in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.
BoroBeat

Pride of Bay Ridge: special salute to lions

The Bay Ridge Lions Club was honored for their contributions to the sight impaired during a barbecue lunch in Yorktown Heights courtesy of the Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Comment.
BoroBeat

Mature taste buds choose strawberry

Menorah Home and Hospital’s Kaffee Klastch group, a social club of 25 seniors between the ages of 57 to 96, declared strawberry “the absolute best” during a taste bud teaser, in which residents sampled 24 flavors of Haagen Dazs ice cream donated to the Manhattan Beach facility, 1516 Oriental Boulevard. Comment.
BoroBeat

10th avenue revels in the joys of the season

Summer fun was on the menu %u2013 not to mention a generous helping of barbecue potluck delights %u2013 when neighbors united for a rip-roaring community celebration on 10th Avenue. Comment.
BoroBeat

Back to school - but first some fun & games

Borough students were boosted by a final hurrah before hitting the books when Aviator Sports and Events Center presented a back-to-school summerfest, complete with carnival-style rides, food and music. Comment.
BoroBeat

Family fun day is a hit at Mckinley park

Hundreds converged on McKinley Park in Bay Ridge for a last blast of summer fun hosted by State Senator Marty Golden. Comment.
BoroBeat

70th neighbors enjoy the summer season

Summertime frolickers cemented community ties %u2013 plus shared friendship %u2013 during a fun-filled block party in Bay Ridge that had all the trimmings. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brighton Brims with excitement at annual jubilee

Brighton Beach brimmed with seasonal fun, wooing mom, dad and the kids to one of “Little Odessa’s” premier street fairs, the Brighton Jubilee. Comment.
BoroBeat

73rd street loses the traffic, invites partying

All together now, let’s party. Comment.
BoroBeat

Doctors prescribe books to children

Although smiles are not the usual expression on children’s faces while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, Meridith Messinger, MD, pediatrician at Long Island College Hospital, is finding nothing but grins at LICH’s pediatric center. Comment.
Crime

Gavel to Gavel

It’s shocking how close to reality that Ben Affleck flick “Boiler Room” was. Comment.
Bay News

Police blotter

A five-hour hostage drama turned deadly in Brighton Beach when cops had to shoot down a 20-year-old man holding his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint Saturday. Comment.
Bay News

BB sniper sought

Police are on the hunt for a BB gun sniper who has made life a living hell for residents of Seabreeze Plaza. Comment.
Bay News

Brass smiles on area cop

In the year and a half he’s been serving at Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct, Sergeant Christopher McGibbon has been involved in almost every major crime -- and major arrest -- to hit the area. Comment.
Bay News

Smokey Robinson to play Recovery Rally%A0

Over the last six sessions, A&E Network’s “Intervention” reality series has chronicled the lives of 138 men and women suffering with addiction. Comment.
Bay News

Second Annual Debbie Moss 3K Walk

Ten years ago, Brooklyn mom Debbie Moss died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Comment.
Bay News

Super-duper: parents score one

Power has been restored to School’s District 22’s community superintendent — and parents couldn’t be happier. Comment.
Bay News

Hebrew day school has new director

East Midwood Hebrew Day School announces the hiring of its new executive director, Dr. Eugene Miller, who comes to the school after a long career as an educator, administrator and author. A native of Brooklyn, he has written on such subjects as religion, philanthropy (tzedaka) and society. Comment.
Bay News

Annual health fair

The Haym Salomon Home invites the public to its annual health fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., September15 at 2340 Cropsey Avenue. Comment.
Bay News

Bracing for swine flu bug

Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment.
Bay News

Rising water bills poised to sink homeowners

It’s the steady drip, drip, drip of ever-increasing expenses that hits people on fixed incomes -- seniors and the disabled among them -- particularly hard. Comment.
Bay News

Senior picnic on tap

State Senator Marty Golden will host a senior picnic in conjunction with the Shore Road Garden Council, at 11:30 a.m., September 24 (rain date: September 25) in the Garden, 91st Street and Shore Road in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. The event will feature live music and lunch will be served. Comment.
Bay News

Grads know all about hospitality

Enterprising teens who spent their summer helping out at the circus in Coney Island, were delivered a high-flying salute when Urban Neighborhood Services (UNS) held a graduation for youngsters enrolled in its curriculum hospitality program. Comment.
Bay News

Not a penny more to reduce class size

This year, Brooklyn schools will receive the same amount of money as they did last year to lower class size — and not a penny more. Comment.
Bay News

Designers outfit Army brides

One Brooklynite is helping Army brides walk down the aisle in style. Comment.
Bay News

Health & spirituality for women

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Millenium Sistahs, Inc., join forces to present their First Annual Health & Spirituality Summit for Women, September 18 at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s Lillian Minkin Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.
Bay News

Dancewave Company to hold auditions at P.S. 77

Dancewave, Inc. announces Dancewave Company and Dancewave Company II auditions to take place at PS 77, 62 Park Place in Brooklyn, September 12, 1-2:30 p.m. and September 16, 5-6:30 p.m. Comment.
Bay News

Pachyderm pampering gets officials in hot water

Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment.
Bay News

Marty hits pause

After months of intense opposition from neighborhood residents, Borough President Marty Markowitz has decided to pull back on his efforts to transform Asser Levy Seaside Park on Sea Breeze Avenue into a major new concert hub, this newspaper has learned. Comment.
Bay News

‘FUNTASIA’ helps battle MHE

On Sunday, September 13, at The El Caribe Country Club, located at 5945 Strickland Ave, Susan Eaton and her family, will be hosting their third benefit called “FUNTASIA.” Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn Dems laud president’s health care speech

Preaching to the choir. Comment.
Bay News

October treat: Totonno’s to return

Famed Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s could be open in a matter of weeks, giving discriminating eaters across the borough reason to rejoice. Comment.
Bay News

Next BWECC meet

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council resumes its monthly open community meeting at 8 p.m., September 21 at the FIAO Beacon Center at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P. Comment.
Bay News

Bosses balk at Paid Sick Time Bill

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment.
Bay News

Weiner argues for single-payer health care reform at town hall

From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment.
Bay News

Subway salutes best franchise

The Subway restaurant chain, the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, has named Jonathan Feld, of Manhattan, as the recipient of its 2009 Franchisee of the Year award for multi-unit owners from the chain’s North American markets. The announcement was made the company’s annual convention held in Washington DC. Comment.
Bay News

No ‘Comfort’ for this Brooklyn bar band

So much for Southern hospitality. Comment.
Bay News

Berardelli, Fidler make pitch to area voters

Republican challenger Gene Berardelli finally went toe-to-toe with the man he’s trying to unseat, City Councilmember Lew Fidler. Comment.
Bay News

Kids mark 9/11 anniversary

A Midwood school is making sure that the lessons 9/11 taught us will never be forgotten by engaging young minds early. Comment.
Bay News

Beloved Brooklyn baby walrus dies

Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment.
Bay News

HLA finds new home - in a yeshiva

The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (HLA) is now officially open — in a yeshiva. Comment.
Bay News

New school buildings

Hello, new schools! Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn man implicated in ponzi scheme

First came Bernie. Now there’s Barry. Comment.
Bay News

Fresh take on Coney Funny Face

Coney Island USA has asked 100 of the country’s top contemporary artists to take on the iconic Coney Island Funny Face. Each artist has been given a hand-cast Funny Face (10”x10”x3”) to decorate, deconstruct, reinvent and riff on in absolutely anyway they see fit. Comment.
Bay News

Al channels Jack in BK

We’ve heard that Brooklyn’s real estate market was sickly, but we didn’t think that Fillmore Real Estate felt it necessary to bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Comment.
Bay News

Man killed on Gerritsen Avenue

A 66-year-old father of five was killed Saturday as he walked his dog down Gerritsen Avenue. Comment.
Bay News

Dreamland bell recovered

You can ring Coney Island’s bell once more, thanks to a team of intrepid divers and seamen. Comment.
Bay News

New mikvah in Manhattan Beach

A proposal to establish a new mikvah on Amherst Street in Manhattan Beach will go before Community Board 15 later this month. Comment.
Bay News

Roadwork advances along the Belt Parkway

Drivers can soon expect a smoother trip into Mill Basin. Comment.
Bay News

Visitation of Holy Mary milestone

The Sisters of the Visitation, together with Visitation Academy, invite all to share in the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, September 26 at Visitation Academy, 8902 Ridge Boulevard. Comment.
Borough-wide

Spectacular splash of Caribbean pride

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Governor David Paterson and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell were among the luminaries who danced to calypso music, pressed flesh with glittering dancers and feasted on curried goat while leading thrill seekers to joy at the West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade in Brooklyn. Comment.
Bay News

St. Edmund freshmen debut

St. Edmund Preparatory High School’s Class of 2013 entered the building for the first time this week.The freshmen, pictured giving a thumbs up, attended an assembly where they were greeted by the principal, John Lorenzetti, and staff, before they went to their classes to meet their new teachers, receive books and make new friends. Comment.
Bay News

Sunday service at local library

The Kings Highway branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, will remain open for 30 consecutive Sundays starting September 13, Senator Carl Kruger announced. Comment.
Bay News

Docs prescribe reading to children

Although smiles are not the usual expression on children’s faces while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, Meridith Messinger, MD, pediatrician at Long Island College Hospital, is finding nothing but grins at LICH’s pediatric center. Comment.
Bay News

New series on ‘spiritual sustainability’

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, as part of its “Sunday Platforms” series, “Spiritual Sustainability: Back to Nature, Back to Ethics with Martha Gallahue,” September 13. Platforms are held every Sunday morning, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the main hall of the Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West in Park Slope. Comment.
Bay News

GEC 3rd annual community luncheon

The Guild for Exceptional Children’s (GEC) Third Annual Community Luncheon will be held at the Guild’s headquarters, 260 68th Street from 12-2 p.m., September 18. Comment.
Bay News

Angry train of thought

More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment.
Bay News

Marty dines with Cherry Hill

The Cherry Hill Market hosted none other than Borough President Marty Markowitz at its “grand opening” last week - despite findings from the city that the business is in clear violation of the Sheepshead Bay Special District. Comment.
Bay News

Marine Park Civic

The Marine Park Civic Association has changed the location for its monthly meetings. Comment.
Bay News

September 11: 8 years later

Residents from throughout the borough marked the eighth anniversary of September 11 during several events that recalled the horrors, sense of tragedy and triumphs that we all faced on that fateful day and the weeks that followed. Comment.
Bay News

New additions to nursing ranks

The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment.
Bay News

Now playing: ‘Above Brooklyn’ on the roof

In “Above Brooklyn,”screening September 12 at 9 p.m. on the rooftop of the Old American Can Factory, some of New York City’s few remaining rooftop pigeon breeders try to catch each other’s birds in a game of aerial competition. Comment.
High School Sports

Bonnies threaten

The Fontbonne Hall girls soccer team seemed to be cruising to what would have been a fifth straight CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens title. The Bonnies won 15 games straight, including two victories against rival Bishop Kearney in the regular season, before meeting Kearney again in the diocesan championship game. Comment.
High School Sports

RB’s heroics ‘seals deal’ for Hall

Shaquell Jackson isn’t quite himself just yet. The Erasmus Hall running back is still coming back from injury, playing at less than 100 percent. It didn’t stop the sophomore from willing his way to a 13-yard touchdown run up the right side, shedding pursuing tacklers on a key 3rd-and-goal in the fourth quarter. Comment.
High School Sports

Clippers coach hopes to build on last season

A year ago, the Xaverian soccer team piqued late in the season and lost to eventual CHSAA Class A finalist Fordham Prep, 2-1, in overtime in the intrersectional quarterfinals. Comment.
High School Sports

Head Shark: ‘We’ve got%A0 to really get it together’

Defensive end Andre Civil is at Rutgers. Running back Ayo Isijola is at Rhode Island. Defensive end Jared Andrews and quarterback/defensive back Joel Bowen are at top junior colleges. Comment.
High School Sports

13 straight titles - and in a rut

The Bishop Kearney girls volleyball team has won 179 straight league matches to go along with 13 straight CHSAA Brooklyn titles. But Tigers coach Kristin Wulff, who played on the team that started the streak, says her program is in a rut. Comment.
High School Sports

Cub-sized Tiger shows teeth

Fort Hamilton running back AJ Richardson received a late-night visit at his Staten Island home from several Curtis players after his team’s last matchup with the Warriors, a season-ending defeat in the 2007 PSAL quarterfinals. Comment.
High School Sports

CHSAA Brooklyn girls volleyball preview

The goal for the Fontbonne Hall girls volleyball team for the last 13 years has been to beat heated rival Bishop Kearney. The Bonnies have been the Red Sox to the Tigers’ Yankees for more than a decade and Kearney hasn’t lost a league match in its last 179 tries. Comment.
Bay News

‘09 Apple Festival

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum will have its annual Apple Festival, September 20. Comment.
BoroBeat

Time to hit the books - but first some games

Borough students were boosted by a final hurrah before hitting the books when Aviator Sports and Events Center presented a back-to-school summerfest, complete with carnival-style rides, food and music. Comment.
BoroBeat

Can-you-dig-it! Warriors return to coney island

The Warriors finally did what Luther and the Rogues wanted them to do for 30 years: they came out to play. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Thousands jam Brighton for annual jubilee

Brighton Beach brimmed with seasonal fun, wooing mom, dad and the kids to one of “Little Odessa’s” premier street fairs, the Brighton Jubilee. Comment.
BoroBeat

Stand up and be counted this year

Local residents, along with elected and US Census officials enjoyed sunshine and good vibes as HolyFamily Home celebrated their health fair. Comment.
BoroBeat

Carnival days come to S’head Bay houses

Mom, dad and the kids united for a rollicking revel during a family day at Sheepshead Houses. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2009

Kings Courier

Bad for health

Two home health care aides allegedly came to blows last week during a confrontation in a Midwood client’s home. Comment.
Kings Courier

Berardelli hosts Fidler on home turf

Republican challenger Gene Berardelli finally went toe-to-toe with the man he’s trying to unseat, City Councilmember Lew Fidler. Comment.
Kings Courier

Briefly speaking, Cowboy steals show

How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment.
Kings Courier

Marty hits pause button on amphitheater

After months of intense opposition from neighborhood residents, Borough President Marty Markowitz has decided to pull back on his efforts to transform Asser Levy Seaside Park on Sea Breeze Avenue into a major new concert hub, this newspaper has learned. Comment.
Kings Courier

Fidler: are you better off with me?

Voters in the 46th Council District can look ahead to November, when the general election pits incumbent Councilmember Lew Fidler against challenger Gene Berardelli, during a candidate’s forum in Canarsie. Comment.
Kings Courier

Federal grant helps BK researchers look for AIDS cure

Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment.
Kings Courier

Water bills could sink many

It’s the steady drip, drip, drip of ever-increasing expenses that hits people on fixed incomes -- seniors and the disabled among them -- particularly hard. Comment.
Kings Courier

‘Jack of all roles’

We’ve heard that Brooklyn’s real estate market was sickly, but we didn’t think that Fillmore Real Estate felt it necessary to bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Comment.
Kings Courier

45th Councilmanic candidates court FUBA

Three of the six people running in the Democratic primary in the 45th Councilmanic District stood before Canarsie residents to make the case for their candidacy, just a week and a half before primary day. Comment.
Kings Courier

New kinda class

Hello, new schools! Comment.
Kings Courier

Weiner backs single-payer

From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment.
Kings Courier

Grocery catches fire

A smoky blaze at a Midwood grocery store sent waves of terror to a neighboring Jewish house of worship, who feared that the fire would consume their Torahs. Comment.
BoroBeat

Vets remember the Holocaust

Brooklyn’s Jewish War Veterans (JWV) remembered the six million killed in the Holocaust during a moving candle-light ceremony at Washington Cemetery. Comment.
BoroBeat

St. Rosalia remembered at 18 Ave feast

Thousands of revelers flocked to Bensonhurst to participate in a yearly fun-filled event to honor a patron saint of Italians everywhere. Comment.
BoroBeat

BK Fundraisers make Memory walk a success

Elder law firm Grimaldi & Yeung LLP was named second place top fundraiser in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk ’09 at Keyspan Park in Coney Island, 1904 Surf Avenue. Comment.
BoroBeat

Kids get second chance at learning English.

How do you say “well done”? Comment.
Flatbush

Police Blotter

A crew of Orthodox peace-keepers helped save a Flatbush house of worship from being victimized when they assisted in the arrest of a man allegedly trying to cash bogus checks in the church’s name. Comment.
Flatbush

Felony crime stats decline

Felony crime has dropped a whopping 16 percent for the year on the streets of Flatbush, according to the latest police statistics. Comment.
Flatbush

Hands up for reform

There was nary a vacant seat in the large meeting room at the Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church as area residents descended en masse on the house of worship to take part in a town hall on health care sponsored by Representative Yvette Clarke. Comment.
Flatbush

New director for East Midwood Hebrew Day School

East Midwood Hebrew Day School announces the hiring of its new executive director, Dr. Eugene Miller, who comes to the school after a long career as an educator, administrator and author. A native of Brooklyn, he has written on such subjects as religion, philanthropy (tzedaka) and society. Comment.
Flatbush

Ready or not, new H.S. is here

In spite of community opposition, a transfer high school is opening in the new school building on East 107th Street. Comment.
Flatbush

New era on Cortelyou Road

Cortelyou Road has new lighting, new paving, new bike racks, a decorative clock, and a whole host of new stores and restaurants that merchants and residents believe signal a sea change in the strip’s history. Comment.
Flatbush

Re-armed against the swine flu’s return to BK

Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment.
Flatbush

HLA gets home in yeshiva

The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (HLA) is now officially open — in a yeshiva. Comment.
Flatbush

Road to recovery leads through Brooklyn - with Smokey Robinson

Over the last six sessions, A&E Network’s “Intervention” reality series has chronicled the lives of 138 men and women suffering with addiction. Comment.
Bay News

From Ka to Crazy in lovely Las Vegas

Bay News

Naked Cowboy steals the show

How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment.
Bay News

Beep venue delay

After months of intense opposition from neighborhood residents, Borough President Marty Markowitz has decided to pull back on his efforts to transform Asser Levy Seaside Park on Sea Breeze Avenue into a major new concert hub, this newspaper has learned. Comment.
Bay News

Weiner argues for single-payer reform

From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment.
Bay News

Benefit to fight MHE

On Sunday, September 13, at The El Caribe Country Club, located at 5945 Strickland Ave, Susan Eaton and her family, will be hosting their third benefit called “FUNTASIA.” Comment.
Bay News

Fidler, Berardelli court local voters

Republican challenger Gene Berardelli finally went toe-to-toe with the man he’s trying to unseat, City Councilmember Lew Fidler. Comment.
Borough-wide

Resurfacing continues on Belt approach

Drivers can soon expect a smoother trip into Mill Basin. Comment.
Borough-wide

Transfer school opens in Canarsie against public

In spite of community opposition, a transfer high school is opening in the new school building on East 107th Street. Comment.
Borough-wide

Fed Money helps boro

Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment.
Borough-wide

DUMBO drug rehab facility goes green

DUMBO is so cutting-edge that even longtime neighborhood tenant Phoenix House is going green. Comment.
Borough-wide

Latest ponzi schemer is home grown.

First came Bernie. Now there’s Barry. Comment.
Borough-wide

FDNY fire storm over pachyderm privilege

Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment.
Borough-wide

No one was going anywhere

Car carnage: Traffic along Newkirk Avenue was brought to a halt near East 18th Street after a two-car collision on the leafy tree-lined block Tuesday afternoon. No major injuries were reported. Comment.
Borough-wide

33rd District: Countdown to the Primary

With only one week remaining in a competitive, highly-anticipated seven-way race to succeed Councilmember David Yassky, candidates have been crisscrossing the 33rd district from Greenpoint to Park Slope in a last-minute push to secure victory in the Democratic Primary on September 15. Comment.
Borough-wide

Questions about P.S. 8

A popular Brooklyn Heights school went from an F to an A grade in just one year — and that has parents questioning the validity of the city’s school report cards. Comment.
Borough-wide

New Barclays Center Arena revealed

Developer Bruce Ratner unveiled a new Barclays Center arena rendering this week as the cornerstone piece of his 22-acre Atlantic Yards project starting at the Atlantic/Flatbush avenues intersection moving southeast. Comment.
Borough-wide

Reyna v. Esposito in 34th forum fight

Two candidates traded jabs and visions for the district’s future in the last and so far, only, public forum for candidates running for City Council in the 34th District. Comment.
Borough-wide

Republicans sling mud in fight for 39th

The two men hoping to win the Republican nod for Park Slope’s 39th District don’t see September 15 as Primary Day. Instead, it’ll he the bitter end to the venomous war of words the campaign has become. Comment.
Borough-wide

TransGas tries to revive plant plans

The motion to add a power plant on the Williamsburg waterfront and the community’s nearly decade-long campaign to stymie those efforts took a significant step toward conclusion this week, as Appellate Court judges heard arguments from both sides regarding TransGas Energy (TGE)’s appeal of the State Siting Board’s decision to nix the underground plant. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sponge Park rakes in cash

Sponge Park continues to soak up the green. Comment.
Borough-wide

McCarren Market Moving to Driggs

The grass apparently is greener. Comment.
Borough-wide

Park Slope merchants blast city parking plan

A city policy meant to liberate parking spaces could mean the death knell for mom and pop shops in Park Slope, area merchants warned this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cult of Micheal Jackson debuts in Williamsburg

If you’ve ever pondered the parallels between religious reliquary and Michael Jackson’s sequined glove, or maybe thought that “mama-se, mama-sa, ma-ma-coo-sa” might as well be Latin, you’re probably a lot like artist Rusel Parish. Comment.
Borough-wide

Endless Summer Streets

All isn’t grand on Grand street. Comment.
Borough-wide

Chicharron Man fries pork for Reyna

In a primary season blurry with endless endorsements, flyers, mailings and posters, one campaign gimmick stands out for its ingenuity and brilliant use of fried food. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lawsuits over Broadway (Triangle)

Attorneys for a coalition of 40 North Brooklyn community groups filed a lawsuit against Mayor Michael Bloomberg September 9, contending that the city violated the Federal Fair Housing Act in its negotiations regarding the development of Broadway Triangle, four hours after a City Planning Commission hearing on the issue. Comment.
Borough-wide

Candidate Profile: Steve Levin

It is lunchtime at the Krakus Senior Club at 176 Java Street, one of about a dozen senior centers in the 33rd District. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hebrew-themed public school opens in yeshiva

The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (HLA) is now officially open — in a yeshiva. Comment.
Bay News

BB sniper sought

Police are on the hunt for a BB gun sniper who has made life a living hell for residents of Seabreeze Plaza. Comment.

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