Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

Williamsburg

Strength of Lopez power in question

Two weeks after the general election, Assemblymember Vito Lopez (D-Williamsburg) is looking forward to a busy legislative agenda in Albany this winter. Comment.
Williamsburg

City backs Norah

Despite pleas for reconsideration, the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission has decided not to give Grammy Award-winning recording artist Norah Jones’ worrisome window proposal on her Cobble Hill home another look. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

FROGG Hops to Meet Legislators

In the wake of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s reelection, Cobble Hill environmental activists are joining with their neighbors in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, and the Gowanus to lobby elected officials to put their weight behind the EPA’s Superfund recommendation for the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

State, city promise short leash for Red Hook concrete plant

State and city officials are vowing to keep a close watch on a concrete plant once it opens in Red Hook — but those hoping for an environmental assessment before that day should expect to be disappointed. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Support for Boerum rezoning

All aboard the Boerum Hill rezoning! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

City urged to clean Red Hook street

Forget about traffic, a Red Hook roadway has a problem of a different sort: trash. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Empty condos anger housing advocates

Protestors surrounded Jill Reeves with blown-up images of vacant condominiums at an affordable housing rally sponsored by Right to the City-NYC. Comment.
Borough-wide

Shop N Go Advertisers

Apollo Comfort Shoes & Shoe Repair Comment.
Borough-wide

Woodhull Releases Cookbook Good Enough to Eat

It was not enough that Woodhull Medical Center and a collection of Brooklyn senior centers released a cookbook promoting traditional, intergenerational family recipes for North Brooklyn residents.The hospital wanted to get their patients to cook with them. Comment.
Borough-wide

Seventh Ave. subway horror

Police and paramedics exit the 7th Avenue F train station with the remains of a straphanger who reportedly took his own life as he jumped in front of an oncoming train. Comment.
Borough-wide

Drama, Comedy at Broadway Triangle Hearing

Drama, Comedy at Broadway Triangle Hearing Comment.
Borough-wide

Hipsters score free stuff AND help charity

Helping charitable organizations like City Harvest or Rock and Wrap It Up while also helping yourself to a gently used pair of jeans or a sweet amplifier sounds like a paradox. Comment.
Borough-wide

Another “unity” boost for St. Saviour

It’s time for phase two of the “unity and healing” plan for St. Saviour in Park Slope. Comment.
Borough-wide

P.S. 69 divided “along ethnic lines”

By Michèle De Meglio Comment.
Borough-wide

OSA Auctions Art For Parks

Some lucky Brooklyn resident could own a silkscreen digital print by artist Fred Tomaselli or an etching by artist Richard Serra if they show their support for North Brooklyn parks. Comment.
Borough-wide

Consistency is the Word for Cops of the Month

Usually it’s the great collar that snags a police officer cop of the month honors. Comment.
Borough-wide

Extra police near Kings Plaza

By Michèle De Meglio Comment.
Borough-wide

Assisted Living Facility Clears Hurdle

A subsidized assisted living project which would largely serve individuals on Medicaid has moved one step closer to fruition. Comment.
Borough-wide

Renovations Planned for Lott House Grounds

The landmarked Lott House will soon be surrounded by landscaping in keeping with the venerable structure’s 18th century vintage. Comment.
Borough-wide

Quarreling couple force cops into turkey trot

A quarreling couple sent borough police in a tailspin Tuesday morning after bogus claims were made that a man had abducted his estranged girlfriend and child. Comment.
Borough-wide

Board Gives Green Light to Street Renaming in Memory of Local Activist

He was a founder of a local AARP chapter, as well as a long-time assistant scoutmaster, an auxiliary police officer with the 68th Precinct for more than a decade, and a commander of the Jewish War Veterans. Comment.
Borough-wide

Woman’s Judo pioneer dies

Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi, a Coney Island scrapper who will always be remembered as the Mother of Woman’s Judo, has died following a prolonged bout with leukemia. She was 74. Comment.
Borough-wide

Canarsie robbery sparks fears

The recent mugging of a 70-year-old woman has sent waves of fear through Canarsie as well as members of the Association of Informed Voices, where the victim was a member. Comment.
Borough-wide

HARP volunteers keep history flying at Floyd Bennett Field

By Joe Maniscalco Comment.
Borough-wide

Young Picassos Honored for Halloween Art Efforts

Dozens of students from area schools, accompanied by proud parents, filled the auditorium at Fort Hamilton High School for the Bay Ridge Community Council’s presentation of its annual Halloween Art awards. Comment.
Borough-wide

Elizabeth Kutcha is Miss G Train 2009!

Easy to loathe but loath to avoid, the Rodney Dangerfield of the subway system, the G train, was the runaway winner of a beauty pageant thrown in its honor by a Williamsburg museum. Comment.
Borough-wide

EPA not ready to name Gowanus superfund site

The future of the Gowanus Canal will not be made less murky at a Dec. 3 meeting being convened by the Environmental Protection Agency. Comment.
Borough-wide

DOT traffic calming leaves locals nervous

If it ain’t broke, the city’s Department of Transportation might just fix it. Comment.
Borough-wide

No presidential pardon for him

No presidential pardon for him Comment.
Borough-wide

Pingg does Brooklyn’s best photos

If you’re looking for the perfect party invitation or want to send a virtual holiday card, now you can do so in style — Brooklyn style. Comment.
Borough-wide

Open mic inspiration for deaf Brooklynites

Brooklyn’s deaf community has united thanks to a series of open mic nights. Comment.
Borough-wide

Consideration of Citywide Zoning Change Regarding Curb Cuts Gets Underway

You could call it curbing the curb cuts. Comment.
Borough-wide

School bake sale battle

By Michèle De Meglio Comment.
Borough-wide

Zoning Does Not Have Rose-y Outlook

This project isn’t so rosy for Community Board 1. Comment.
Borough-wide

Amphitheater backlash shuts CB 13 meeting down

Community Board 13 is way too amped up over Borough President Marty Markowitz’s controversial $64 million amphitheater planned Asser Levy Seaside Park. Comment.
Borough-wide

Curtain Up on Broadway Triangle

During the two-year battle over the development of the Broadway Triangle, several North Brooklyn community groups have voiced concern over their lack of involvement in the planning process. Comment.
Borough-wide

Renewed Call for Tree Pruning to Protect People and Property

For residents of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, overhanging branches on street treesare not only unsightly, they are potentially dangerous. Comment.
Borough-wide

Skee-Ball comes ‘Full Circle’

Skee-ball, the hundred-year old coin-operated boardwalk game for misfits, cheats and beach bums, is receiving its due in an unlikely yet inevitable setting: a Williamsburg bar. Comment.
Borough-wide

Marauders with badges

Marauders with badges Comment.
Borough-wide

Police brass honor “definition of CPR”

It was a well deserved “atta’ boy” from the top of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South chain. Comment.
Borough-wide

Man shot during robbery

A 27-year-old man was shot in the leg during a terrifying confrontation with three masked muggers in Bath Beach last week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Atlantic Yards nets big court win

New York’s top court ruled this week that the state is within its right to seize privately held land required for the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project to proceed. Comment.
Borough-wide

Critics: Marine Park church bells not divine

Church bells are making life near a Marine Park house of worship a living hell — and critics are raising Cain about the alleged din. Comment.
Borough-wide

Park Circle slated for improvement

For years, Park Circle at the mouth of Prospect Park has been more akin to the seven circles of hell. Comment.
Borough-wide

Longtime cop turns in his badge

He’s seen the good and bad in Flatbush, and now a mainstay of the 70th Police Precinct is handing in his badge. Comment.
Borough-wide

Community Groups Collecting Toys for Military Kids

As they do every year, activists in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights are going the extra mile to make sure that the children of military personnel based at Fort Hamilton have a bright and merry holiday season. Comment.
Borough-wide

Collaring a shooter earns cop an award

Patrolling around the thriving nightclub scene within the confines of the 67th Precinct can often be dangerous, but it didn’t stop Police Officer Greggory Gingo from making a gun collar in the wee morning hours of Oct. 12. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops: Youth Explorers help keep the peace

Everyone benefits from the NYPD Youth Explorers. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Legal Services 41 Years Old

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A threw an affair to remember Thursday night at the Brooklyn Marriott (333 Adams Street) in Downtown Brooklyn, in what may be their last annual gala in their current organizational form. Comment.

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