Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009

Williamsburg

Too much green

Too much green Comment.
Williamsburg

Lack of control

Lack of control Comment.
Williamsburg

It’s mourning in Williamsburg

A bike lane is gone, but it was not unloved. Comment.
Williamsburg

Holiday party with Santa

Yuletide cheer abounded in Williamsburg where the young and the young-at-heart extended a rollicking welcome to the old man in the red suit with a bag of toys. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Different world’ in the ’burg

Crime is down in Williamsburg nearly 12 percent this year, continuing its downward trend over the past decade. Comment.
Williamsburg

“As The World Turns” moves out of Brooklyn

“As The World Turns” is preparing for its final spin. Comment.
Williamsburg

Newtown Creek countdown

The clock is ticking. Comment.
Williamsburg

Satmar Night Live

Satmar Night Live Comment.
Williamsburg

Residents Saddened by Cyclist’s Fatality

In the wake of a shocking fatality involving a cyclist and a truck on Nassau Avenue this weekend, North Brooklyn transportation advocates are calling for more safety improvements to one of the most dangerous intersections in the borough. Comment.
Williamsburg

Parents outraged by MTA

Brooklyn parents were up in arms after the MTA’s passage of their 2010 budget Thursday that included the elimination of free and reduced price public transportation for city kids to and from school. Comment.
Williamsburg

Best of Brooklyn Toy Drive 2009

The Brooklyn Hospital Center is collecting toys for children this holiday season through December 31. Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. that day. Comment.
Williamsburg

Oh no! Not the sour cream

My relationship with baking Christmas cookies goes way back and sad to say, it’s been a rocky relationship at best. Comment.
Williamsburg

Happy Holidays to one and all

In my local specialty food store, a robust lady shopper thrust herself between the delicate rows of tasty morsels and, lunging ahead of me, claimed the last packet of imported biscuits. Clutching it to her bosom, she turned to me, locked her eyes with mine and, giving a triumphant nod, walked off. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Given the boot

Given the boot Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Eighth Avenue welcomes the 12 days of Christmas

Holiday cheer took center stage at the Park Slope Armory, where clients made merry by joining festive forces with workers and neighbors for a program of celebration, hosted by the Park Slope Women’s Shelter. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LGBT protestors hit Kruger

Since his vote against gay marriage affected their homes, an outraged group of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) activists visited Mill Island in an attempt to destroy the Sunday afternoon sanctity of the place where State Senator Carl Kruger hangs his hat. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

No-go for Gitmo

Brooklynites braced for the possibility of Guantánamo detainees being put on trial in the borough as Justice Department officials dismissed a New York Times story on the issue as “entirely speculative.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Santa’s little helpers

Youngsters in need are in for a brighter holiday season, thanks to the goodwill efforts of members of Michael A. Rawley Post 1636 of the American Legion. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Sidewalk decals point way to Brooklyn

With all due respect to the Wizard of Oz, Brooklynites might soon be singing, ‘Follow the green arrow road.’ Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Best of Brooklyn Toy Drive ’09

The Brooklyn Hospital Center is collecting toys for children this holiday season through December 31. Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. that day. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘As The World Turns’ exiting BKLYN stage

“As The World Turns” is preparing for its final spin. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Senesh gets attention of Board 6

Community Board 6 threw several ounces of prevention at a proposal to amend the city code so that a Carroll Gardens private school may expand — even though the proposal has already been withdrawn by the lawmaker who planned to introduce it this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Coats wanted

Borough President Marty Markowitz and New York Cares are asking Brooklynites to give the coats off their back, sort of. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Better medicine on the horizon to treat diabetes

There’s hope on the horizon for the 155,000 Brooklynites coping with diabetes, medical experts recently forecast. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Directional changes on Fifth Avenue and Pacific Street

Beginning December 22, the following streets in Brooklyn will undergo directional changes: Fifth Avenue, between Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, will become northbound only; and Pacific Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, will become two-way. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gillibrand talks health reform in Park Slope

The state’s freshman senator came to Park Slope’s New York Methodist Hospital last week to meet medical professionals and talk up President Obama’s health care reform initiative. Comment.
BoroBeat

‘Bark! The herald angel sings! returns in ’09

‘Twas the season for a wag-nificent howl-fest. Comment.
BoroBeat

Borough hall basks in menorah’s warm glow

Turkish Consul General Mehmet Samsar was swept off his feet during a visit to Borough Hall Plaza where he helped usher in Chanukah by boarding a cherry picker to light “the largest menorah in Downtown Brooklyn.” Comment.
BoroBeat

Prospect park celebrates construction of the new Lakeside center%A0

City officials joined benefactors and visionaries at the Wollman Rink in Prospect Park to symbolically break ground for the first phase of Lakeside Center, the “most significant landscape restoration project ever undertaken” at the landmark emerald empire. Comment.
Kings Courier

Thousands swiped

Thousands swiped Comment.
Kings Courier

‘Bus-only’ lanes coming

A revamped B44 route will bring bus-only lanes and parking changes to Nostrand Avenue. Comment.
Kings Courier

Rejoicing in a season of good cheer

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church shimmers with the spirit of the season. Comment.
Kings Courier

Angry ‘inch’ backlash on Ave. N

A local community group has reiterated its opposition to a home enlargement that leaves only half an inch between the structure and its neighbor. Comment.
Kings Courier

A little piece of the North Pole on East 26th St.%A0

Yule be in for a treat! Tired of wrapping Christmas gifts and stirring the eggnog? Unwind by taking a festive evening stroll through Midwood and feast your eyes upon the glittering holiday home at East 26th Street and Avenue R, where the spirit of the season glows brightly.Photo by Steve Solomonson Comment.
Kings Courier

Tougher stance on gang activity carries more jail time

With gang activity on the increase in Coney Island, the lawmaker representing the area is looking to put more teeth in prosecuting crime related to it. Comment.
Kings Courier

Santa claus drops in on Good Shepherd church

‘Twas the season for parishioners to unite in song %u2013 plus enjoy a merry mingle with Kris Kringle %u2013 as Yuletide festivities got underway at Good Shepherd Church. Comment.
Kings Courier

Red light, green light, one...two...three - finally!

Pedestrians have been given the green light to pound the pavement safely %u2013 thanks to a new traffic signal at a busy intersection in Canarsie. Comment.
Kings Courier

Cops and clergy pray for crime solution

Cops from the 70th Precinct received the blessing of dozens of rabbis, imams, Protestant ministers and Catholic priests last week after Inspector Ralph Monteforte, the precinct’s commanding officer, confessed to all of the community’s sins — and victories — over the past year. Comment.
BoroBeat

Flatbush park jewish ctr. revels in festival of lights

Festive frolickers made merry by igniting the spirit of joy during a Chanukah festival presented by the Flatbush Park Jewish Center. Comment.
BoroBeat

Mary Queen of Heaven welcomes St. Nick

Mill Basin is glowing with seasonal cheer. Comment.
Flatbush

Senior killed

Senior killed Comment.
Flatbush

Cops charge housing project in wake of shooting

NYPD Emergency Services Unit (ESU) members descend on a Linden Boulevard apartment following a recent shooting. Comment.
Flatbush

PS 217 Bad dream

If Brooklyn Dreams Charter School opens in Flatbush, P.S. 217 will suffer, parents say. Comment.
BoroBeat

P.S. 361 brings Christmas magic to Kings Plaza

Talented Public School 361 students polished up on their vocal chords and ushered in the holidays with a concert of show-stopping tunes, which had shoppers at Kings Plaza Mall smiling and toe-tapping along. Comment.
BoroBeat

Holiday bash with Cortelyou Road merchants

The season of good cheer rained gifts galore on a group of lucky recipients when the Cortelyou Road Merchants Association held its annual holiday frolic in Flatbush. Comment.
BoroBeat

Reindeer cleared to land on Avenue D

Avenue D is twinkling for the holidays %u2013 thanks to the big-hearted efforts of its community. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Found Murdered

Found murdered Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

it’s strictly ballroom for p.s. 38 students

Take your partners, please, for the waltz, tango and fox trot. Comment.
Borough-wide

Board 6 passes responsible development policy

Community Board 6 this week unanimously approved a policy it hopes will protect the district from the perils of unscrupulous contractors. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Better diabetes treatments

There’s hope on the horizon for the 155,000 Brooklynites coping with diabetes, medical experts recently forecast. Comment.
BoroBeat

Ye olde fashioned yuletide in the neighborhood

Sweet songs and a glittering fir kicked off holiday celebrations at the Transit Garden in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
BoroBeat

Good tidings we bring for you and your kin

The waterfront is aglow for the holidays. Comment.
Canarsie

Upping the ante

Upping the ante Comment.
Features

Obama bad, unions worse and ‘more to love’

Canarsie

Community lauds new traffic safety measures

Pedestrians have been given the green light to pound the pavement safely %u2013 thanks to a new traffic signal at a busy intersection in Canarsie. Comment.
Canarsie

Fidler tix troubles

Fidler tix troubles Comment.
Canarsie

Mysterious van still sought in hit and run

Police are continuing to look for the driver of a white van that nearly ended the life of a 12-year-old girl. Comment.
Canarsie

Nostalgic return to ‘Pigtown’ days

While it may be difficult to picture now, East Flatbush was once a community with vast expanses of open land and occasional rambling houses dating back to the Victorian era and even earlier, crisscrossed by unpaved roads. Comment.
Canarsie

Deck the halls for the holidays

Lilting music, a romp with Santa and the lighting of a majestic fir ignited holiday celebrations at Borough Hall. Comment.
Canarsie

City tech has big plans for Collider

New York City College of Technology Physics Professor Giovanni Ossola thinks both small and big. Comment.
Canarsie

“As The World Turns” to leave Brooklyn

“As The World Turns” is preparing for its final spin. Comment.
Canarsie

Online real estate training debuts

Move over dull old boot camp, there’s an exciting new training facility in town %u2013 and its in cyberspace. Comment.
Canarsie

Tougher stance on gang activities

With gang activity on the increase in Coney Island, the lawmaker representing the area is looking to put more teeth in prosecuting crime related to it. Comment.
Canarsie

Bloomy vetoes tix relief

City drivers may yet catch a break from getting a parking ticket when the meter expires, but it won’t be on Mayor Bloomberg’s dime. Comment.
Canarsie

DOJ downplays report of detainee move here%A0

Brooklynites braced for the possibility of Guantánamo detainees being put on trial in the borough as Justice Department officials dismissed a New York Times story on the issue as “entirely speculative.” Comment.
Canarsie

Trucks’ parking problems

The streets near Canarsie Cemetery continue to be haunted by tractor-trailers parked illegally at the curb overnight. Comment.
BoroBeat

Meadowwood sings the season’s praises

‘Tis the season! Comment.
BoroBeat

Amazing ‘Dreamcoat’ wows Brooklyn audiences%A0

Budding performers ushered in the holidays with a rip-roaring performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Edward R. Murrow High School. Comment.
BoroBeat

Christmas comes early for local children

The festive spirit flowed freely as stilt performers and acrobats shared the spotlight with jugglers and dancers during a holiday extravaganza at the Christian Cultural Center for youngsters in need. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Booking Brawl

Booking brawl Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Giant menorah shines bright

Turkish Consul General Mehmet Samsar was swept off his feet during a visit to Borough Hall Plaza where he helped usher in Chanukah by boarding a cherry picker to light “the largest menorah in Downtown Brooklyn.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

‘As The World Turns’ to exit Brooklyn stage

“As The World Turns” is preparing for its final spin. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Bloomy vetoes ‘grace period’

City drivers may yet catch a break from getting a parking ticket when the meter expires, but it won’t be on Mayor Bloomberg’s dime. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Best of Brooklyn Toy Drive 2009 launches

The Brooklyn Hospital Center is collecting toys for children this holiday season through December 31. Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. that day. Comment.
Bay News

More cash for clunkers

Clunker Cash for Cars and Soon Clunker Cash for Appliances Comment.
Borough-wide

Tougher stance on gang activity

With gang activity on the increase in Coney Island, the lawmaker representing the area is looking to put more teeth in prosecuting crime related to it. Comment.
Bay News

$125,000 to study bathhouse transformation

It’s either Manhattan Beach becoming the city’s first green community, or a pie in the sky idea. Comment.
Borough-wide

Board Turns Thumbs Down on New Bar for Xtreme Billiards

On a bad evening, outside Xtreme Billiards, there can be loud arguments among patrons. Comment.
Williamsburg

Spirits Soaring in Brooklyn

It has been decades since you could get a gin and tonic or a whiskey sour mixed with spirits distilled in New York City. Comment.
Borough-wide

Parents outraged by MTA’s elimination of transit passes for students

Brooklyn parents were up in arms after the MTA’s passage of their 2010 budget Thursday that included the elimination of free and reduced price public transportation for city kids to and from school. Comment.
Borough-wide

Suspected terrorists may face trial in Brooklyn

Brooklynites braced for the possibility of Guantánamo detainees being put on trial in the borough as Justice Department officials dismissed a New York Times story on the issue as “entirely speculative.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Williamsburg leads borough in stalled projects

In a borough of stalled condo projects, the Williamsburg area is ground zero, according to a recent report. Comment.
Williamsburg

Gentile wins dreidel spinning tournament

John “Johnny Hei’z” Heywood is your 2009 Major League Dreidel champion, and he didn’t even get bar mitzvahed! Comment.
Borough-wide

Board Chair Bows Out After Three Years

It was outgoing Chairperson Dean Rasinya’s time to be in the spotlight. Comment.
Borough-wide

Heartbreaking tale of the Underground Clown

Move over, Tillie — there’s a new clown in town. Comment.
Williamsburg

From NYCHA to Home Health Aides

If Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Williamsburg) gets her way, some NYCHA residents might be able to lend seniors a helping hand, and get paid for it. Comment.
Borough-wide

Delayed Reopening Forecast for Fort Hamilton Branch Library

The Fort Hamilton branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) likely won’t be reopening this spring as originally planned. Comment.
Borough-wide

Parents outraged by MTA’s elimination of subway passes for students

Brooklyn parents were up in arms last week at the MTA’s latest plan to eliminate free and reduced price public transportation for city kids to and from school. Comment.
Borough-wide

Residents saddened by cyclist’s fatality

In the wake of a shocking fatality involving a cyclist and a truck on Nassau Avenue this weekend, North Brooklyn transportation advocates are calling for more safety improvements to one of the most dangerous intersections in the borough. Comment.
Borough-wide

Marketeer, weekly circular serving Brooklyn, folds

Newsday’s Marketeer, a weekly circular, has ceased publication, leaving tens of thousands of Brooklyn households without their weekly advertising bargains. Comment.
Borough-wide

Manhattan Beach private security teeters on edge of closure

A longtime neighborhood security patrol is threatening to silence its sirens if Manhattan Beach residents don’t cough up more money by the end of the year. Comment.
Borough-wide

Parks Commissioner supports Oriental Boulevard Planters

The czar of Brooklyn’s parks has heard from scores of Manhattan Beach residents about possible hazards associated with the large planters lining Oriental Boulevard -- and he’s responded with the proverbial ‘Let ‘em eat cake.’ Comment.
Borough-wide

Facebook follies over coupling Madison teachers

When the scandal broke about two foreign language teachers tongue wrestling in a classroom last week, students at James Madison High School learned a lot, but it wasn’t all sex ed. Comment.
Borough-wide

LGBT protestors hit Kruger’s turf

Since his vote against gay marriage affected their homes, an outraged group of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) activists visited Mill Island in an attempt to destroy the Sunday afternoon sanctity of the place where State Senator Carl Kruger hangs his hat. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Grocery grumbles in Downtown Brooklyn

Hunger pains are hitting Downtown Brooklyn residents. Comment.
Borough-wide

Deprivation Be Gone: Brooklyn Entrepreneurs Offer High Quality Gluten-Free Goodies

Among the little miracles of nature is the action of gluten. Comment.
Borough-wide

FUREE leadership changes hands

ACORN may be going through a rough patch, but Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) is on a roll. Comment.
Williamsburg

F express boon to some

Transit officials last week promised to study whether to reinstitute express service along the F line, but said the initiative might hold more benefit to residents living south of tony Brownstone Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

2010 Census: You Can Count On It

For nine years, North Brooklyn residents have counted on State Senator Martin Dilan (D-Williamsburg) to deliver services for his constituents. Comment.
Borough-wide

Board Questions Some Trees Now Growing in Brooklyn

One Flatbush thoroughfare may have gone a little too green for local activists. Comment.
Borough-wide

Enforcement Against Illegally Parked Trucks Continues in Canarsie

The streets near Canarsie Cemetery continue to be haunted by tractor-trailers parked illegally at the curb overnight. Comment.
Borough-wide

Community Boards Threatened With Budget Cuts Again

For the third year in a row, the city’s community boards are facing the possibility of Draconian cuts as the city readies its next budget. Comment.
Williamsburg

EPA, City Embark on Newtown Creek Love Canal

It must be love. And it smells like sewage. Comment.
Flatbush

BC Looking to Continue Community Garden While Limiting Size and Scope

Brooklyn College is going ahead with plans to relocate the community garden now sited at the western end of the school’s athletic field. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sidewalk decals point way to Brooklyn’s cultural destinations

With all due respect to the Wizard of Oz, Brooklynites might soon be singing, ‘Follow the green arrow road.’ Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ratner sells bonds to finance new arena

Investors quickly snapped up $511 million in bonds bringing Developer Bruce Ratner one major step closer to building the $1 billion Barclays Center arena at the Flatbush/Atlantic avenues intersection. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Board 6 to Park Slope Armory: Open wide

When it finally opens its doors to the public, the Park Slope Armory must do so as widely as possible, Community Board 6 urged last week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Proposed apartment house is too close for comfort

A Gravesend homeowner is crying foul this week charging that her modest two-story house on 65th Street is in danger of becoming a “dungeon.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Seminara Wins Chairperson Post in CB 10 Election

A longtime political activist has claimed the reins of Community Board 10. Comment.
Williamsburg

Hey! Ho! Let’s go!

Like a sea of scarlet waves with white caps crashing against an indifferent gray shore, a tide of 3,000 Santas descended upon Williamsburg last weekend, leaving only a frothy trail of Christmas cheer behind them. Comment.
Crime

Oh, the places she’ll go!

Oh, the places she’ll go! Comment.
Borough-wide

Exit stage left: ‘As The World Turns’ to quit spinning in Bklyn

“As The World Turns” is preparing for its final spin. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Yes’ to Dist. 20 rezoning

A controversial plan to rezone several District 20 schools got the A-OK. Comment.
Borough-wide

Superstar stylist checks into Brooklyn salon

Cutting edge hair experts at Salon Da Noi received tips from the top when world-famous hair artist Cristiano Cora stopped by to inform stylists about the latest trends in the hair and beauty industry. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ten Hut! Time to be merry

A royal revel %u2013 topped by a dollop of goodwill %u2013 greeted young frolickers as seasonal festivities got underway at Fort Hamilton Army Base. Comment.
Borough-wide

FDNY has quicksilver-like response over mercury scare

Talk about getting the lead out... Comment.
Borough-wide

DOJ dismisses Guantanamo detainee move to Bklyn

Brooklynites braced for the possibility of Guantánamo detainees being put on trial in the borough as Justice Department officials dismissed a New York Times story on the issue as “entirely speculative.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Remembering the ‘daily battle of kids with cancer’

A valiant Dyker Heights teenager, who lost his battle with cancer in September 2007 %u2013 two weeks before turning 17 %u2013 will live on to help others, thanks to the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation created by his family and friends to commemorate the late Xaverian High School student, and “to remember the daily battle of children with cancer.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Donations for the Troops gets you a free cup of soup

Vaccaro Pizza Royale is joining forces with American Legion Post #157 for “Soup for Troops,” which will help supply US Troops overseas with food, snacks, toiletries, and general comfort items, during a December 19 event at Vaccaro’s, 6718 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Bay Ridge. Comment.
Borough-wide

Double Take on Double Parking: CB 10 Goes Back to the Drawing Board

For now, Community Board 10 won’t have anything official to say about an NYPD policy that has police officers issuing tickets to parents who double-park in front of local schools at dismissal time to pick up their young children. Comment.
Borough-wide

Young Dancers in Repertory kids have plenty to be thankful for

Children and families from the Young Dancers in Repertory after-school program at PS 127’s McKinley Park School had plenty to be thankful for as the Brooklyn-based arts organization hosted a Thanksgiving feast at the Bay Ridge school, 7805 Seventh Avenue. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bloomberg vetoes grace period on parking tickets

City drivers may yet catch a break from getting a parking ticket when the meter expires, but it won’t be on Mayor Bloomberg’s dime. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Nancy’ author inspires youngsters

New York Times best-selling author Jane O’Connor, author of the “Fancy Nancy” series and more than 30 books for children, visited the students at Visitation Academy. Comment.
BoroBeat

A very swedish Christmas on 65th Street

Seasonal cheer %u2013 Skansa-style %u2013 was on the agenda when the Swedish Folkdancers of New York launched the holiday season with its annual Lucia Pageant and Christmas Dance at the Danish Athletic Club. Comment.
BoroBeat

St. Anselm’s lights the tree

Nimble fingers and shimmering eyes added to the splendor when parishioners ignited Yuletide joy at St. Anselm’s Church by bedecking and illuminating a festive fir. Comment.
BoroBeat

Spirit of the season burns bright on Bay Ridge parkway%A0

Dyker Heights is twinkling for the holidays %u2013 thanks to the big-hearted efforts of its grassroots gladiators. Comment.
BoroBeat

Adelphi Academy celebrates the joys of the season

Seasonal spirit added to the joy of glad tidings at Adelphi Academy where a winter wonderland wowed the crowd and ushered in the holidays. Comment.
BoroBeat

Good cheer takes center stage here

Festive frolickers received a heart-warming dose of seasonal cheer when the Narrows Community Theater staged a Yuletide play at Salem Lutheran Church. Comment.
BoroBeat

Holiday message for all

Yule be in for a festive treat if you happen to pass by master crafter John Zammit’s house this holiday season. Comment.
BoroBeat

‘Tis the season for holiday fun and games

Fancy feet ignited the festive spirit at Christ Church of Bay Ridge where the faithful clapped and toe-tapped along to a Yuletide presentation by the Brooklyn Dance Center. Comment.
Bay News

Booze eyed in Coney accident

Booze eyed in Coney accident Comment.
Bay News

‘Tis the season for giving...

Grassroots gladiator Maria “ice cream gal” Campanella enlists the help of big-hearted vollies to set up a holiday food collection drive at the corner of Avenue U and West 10th Street. Proceeds will be distributed to Reaching Out Community Services for families in need. Comment.
Bay News

St. Edmund Prep senior wins scholarship

Stephanie Tabone, a Senior at St. Edmund Prep, became the first recipient of a scholarship awarded by St. Edmund Preparatory High School’s Yearbook Print and Publishing Company, Yearbook Innovations. Comment.
Borough-wide

Your weekly newsbriefs

No boom, all bust Comment.
Bay News

A holly, jolly holiday display%A0

Yule be in for a festive treat if you happen to pass by master crafter John Zammit’s house this holiday season. Comment.
Bay News

Marty’s amphitheater worries commission

Opponents of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to transform Asser Levy Seaside Park into a new kind of Westbury Music Fair are rejoicing this week after the city’s Design Commission decided to table their vote on the controversial plan. Comment.
Bay News

Bloomberg vetoes parking tix relief

City drivers may yet catch a break from getting a parking ticket when the meter expires, but it won’t be on Mayor Bloomberg’s dime. Comment.
Bay News

Immaculate Heart of March Church rejoices in season

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church shimmers with the spirit of the season. Comment.
Bay News

Joseph’s dreamcoat wows holiday crowds%A0

Budding performers ushered in the holidays with a rip-roaring performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Edward R. Murrow High School. Comment.
Bay News

Boody annual Winter Concert coming

The music department of David A. Boody Intermediate School for Magnet Studies/IS 228 will perform its annual Winter Concert, December 22 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium at 228 Avenue S in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn. For the first time, the school will also present a student art show on the same evening, beginning at 5 p.m. Comment.
Bay News

DOJ dismisses detainee move%A0

Brooklynites braced for the possibility of Guantánamo detainees being put on trial in the borough as Justice Department officials dismissed a New York Times story on the issue as “entirely speculative.” Comment.
Bay News

Public School 52’s got talent

Principal Ilene Altschul received an A-plus when she donned a slinky black chanteuse’s gown and took to the stage to exercise her vocal chords during a talent show at Public School 52. Comment.
Bay News

Tougher stance on gangs

With gang activity on the increase in Coney Island, the lawmaker representing the area is looking to put more teeth in prosecuting crime related to it. Comment.
Bay News

Give to the Best of Brooklyn Toy Drive

The Brooklyn Hospital Center is collecting toys for children this holiday season through December 31. Donations will be accepted until 5 p.m. that day. Comment.
Bay News

Neighbor decries 5-story incursion

A Gravesend homeowner is crying foul this week charging that her modest two-story house on 65th Street is in danger of becoming a “dungeon.” Comment.
Bay News

‘As The World Turns’ exits Bklyn stage left

“As The World Turns” is preparing for its final spin. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

Williamsburg

Knocked out for purse

Knocked out for purse Comment.
Williamsburg

Fourteen years for legal eagle

Fourteen years for legal eagle Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn mom searches for bone marrow match

Some call it an axiom. Others call it a rule. But it’s something that Jennifer Jones Austin has lived her life by: when your going through life, don’t avoid the bumps -- ride over them. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ride advocates file suit against city

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment.
Williamsburg

Lane change! Vigilantes repaint Bedford bike lanes

Some cycling activists are taking the law into their own hands. Comment.
Williamsburg

City to EPA: We want the creek clean, too

Mayor Bloomberg’s administration wants Newtown Creek cleaned up, but they are not sold on Superfund just yet. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn decks the Hall

Lilting music, a romp with Santa and the lighting of a majestic fir ignited holiday celebrations at Borough Hall. Comment.
Williamsburg

New Kings Plot Future While Levin is Crowned

While Brooklyn Democratic leaders celebrated Councilmember-elect Steve Levin’s ceremonial inauguration at stately Borough Hall, a group of 50 Democratic activists met in a dingy first-floor room of a Williamsburg church to gain more influence within the county’s cumbersome and fractured Democratic Party. Comment.
Williamsburg

Residents urged to donate winter coats

Borough President Marty Markowitz and New York Cares are asking Brooklynites to give the coats off their back, sort of. Comment.
Williamsburg

B44 bus changes

A revamped B44 route will bring bus-only lanes and parking changes to Nostrand Avenue. Comment.
Williamsburg

Buy a dreidel, fight dyslexia

Leah David is hoping to beat dyslexia using one dreidel at a time. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn Community Pride Center hosts holiday party for LGBT kids and families

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center will host its first family event, A Holiday Party for LGBT families and kids of all ages, December 17 from 6-9 p.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street at Court Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bloomberg vetos five-minute parking grace period

City drivers may yet catch a break from getting a parking ticket when the meter expires, but it won’t be on Mayor Bloomberg’s dime. Comment.
Williamsburg

Outrage over convicted divorce judge

The fact that disgraced judge Gerald Garson will be home for the holidays is “reprehensible” and a “mockery of justice,” a group of divorced mothers and domestic violence survivors claimed Monday as they protested the convicted septuagenarian’s early release from prison. Comment.
Williamsburg

NbPAC Lights Up Your Life

When the sun goes down, McCarren Park will be warmly illuminated this month, only it has nothing to do with the holidays. Comment.
Williamsburg

Donate a coat, keep a child warm this winter

The Bridge Cleaners & Tailorskicked off their annual Coats For Kids drive for the 25th year.The mission of Coats For Kids is simple- anyone in need of a coat will have one. Bridge Cleaners & Tailors, a downtown fixture, is accepting gently used, warm kid, adult and baby sized winter coats now through January 31.Coats collected will be donated to Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services. Comment.
Williamsburg

War of the Roses: Satmar sect split seeps into zoning showdown

Borough President Marty Markowitz found himself in the middle of a simmering feud between the leaders of two rival Hasidic factions over a troubled Williamsburg waterfront development project this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

2010 Brooklyn Cyclones schedule announced

The Brooklyn Cyclones’ 2010 regular-season schedule has been announced, featuring 38 home games for the borough’s baseball team — now entering its landmark 10th season. The Cyclones’ 2010 schedule also boasts an “every game guarantee,” which ensures something for everyone, all summer long. Comment.
Williamsburg

Please silence your Blackberry

Please silence your Blackberry Comment.
Williamsburg

Everybody Into the Pool! Pols Break Ground at McCarren

Nearly 70 years after it was first constructed through a federal Works Progress Administration project, McCarren Park Pool is nearly ready to once again play host to Brooklyn’s swimmers, bathers and skaters. Comment.
Williamsburg

Your weekly newsbriefs

Improved Belt Parkway Comment.
Williamsburg

Furniture giant helps in the fight against cancer

IKEA Brooklyn will host a special breakfast fundraiser, December 19 & 20 to fight cancer. One hundred percent of the revenue from all breakfasts sold between 9:30-11 a.m. on those days will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of IKEA Red Hook, 1 Beard Street, which will take place June 5, 2010 along the IKEA waterfront. Comment.
Williamsburg

Triangle Squared! Rezoning Passes Two Key Council Votes

The lights are still up on the Broadway Triangle. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bam has become a handi-wipe for Islamo-thugs

It took our sworn enemies hardly any time at all to deliver a bloody and bombastic response to President Obama’s meek speech on US foreign policy in Afghanistan. Comment.
Williamsburg

America by the numbers

OK, gang. Here we go. Once again I offer you AMERICA - BY THE NUMBERS. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Hey, St. Peter ... make way for Aunt Mary!

My daughter called her Tzi Tzi Grandma, I called her Mary and my husband, on occasion, called her the Bulldog, because she never let go of anything.She was my aunt, my mom’s last living sister. She was a survivor. Comment.
BoroBeat

Skee-Ball scores with the hipster crowd

Good times have begun to roll at the new Full Circle Bar in Williamsburg where the sleight of hand took time out from sipping suds to compete in the first-ever “Brewskee-Ball” contest of the Skee-Ball league. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sidewalk global warming has a message for President Obama in Copenhagen

With homemade ice globes in tow, members of the Green Party rallied in Park Slope for climate change legislation that “follows the demands of the earth, not big business.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Repo raid

Repo raid Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Republican wants to change CFB

Next time, if there is a next time, he want’s a more even playing field. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Merchants roll with gate ban

Local businesses gave a thumbs up to recently passed city legislation that would gradually ban the use of roll-down metal security gates on shops to cut down on high rates of graffiti. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Second annual Holiday Craft Market at Brooklyn Lyceum

The Brooklyn Lyceum presents its second annual Holiday Craft Market, December 19-20, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 227 Fourth Avenue in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Please silence your%A0Blackberry

Please silence your Blackberry Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New plan for speedier B44 bus service

A revamped B44 route will bring bus-only lanes and parking changes to Nostrand Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Tree lighting at Columbia and Sackett streets

Flick the switch and this year’s Christmas season kicks off at the third annual Holiday Tree lighting ceremony on December 11 from 5:30 -7 p.m. at the Human Compass Garden, Columbia and Sackett streets in the downtown section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Woman fights for Chanukah lights in her hallway

Oy humbug! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

De Blasio backs off controversial bill

A controversial proposal to amend a city code so that a private school in Carroll Gardens may expand has been postponed until next year, lawmakers and school officials announced this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ride advocates sue for bigger outdoor park

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Pipe up: Christmas caroling in Boerum Hill

Come one come all and sing a carol or two at this year’s Christmas caroling event. No experience necessary, just a whole lot of Christmas cheer required. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gowanus joins Generation Facebook

The Gowanus Canal has finally joined the 21st century: The fetid waterway has its own group on Facebook. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Condo critics not ready to welcome city control of park

The Bloomberg administration’s goal of assuming control of the development of Brooklyn Bridge Park from the state and infusing it with $55 million has not assuaged critics who don’t want to see luxury condos erected on site of the public park %u2013 even if it amounts to only 10 percent of the acreage. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Park Slope raises money for one of its own

James Fitzpatrick may have moved from Park Slope years ago, but this holiday season, the neighborhood is showing it never forgets one of its own. Comment.
BoroBeat

Santa claus comes to town; fans rejoice!

Neighbors joined festive forces to help spread the spirit of the season by illuminating a towering timber with ribbons of lights in Park Slope. Comment.
BoroBeat

Global warming message for prez%A0

With homemade ice globes in tow, members of the Green Party rallied in Park Slope for climate change legislation that “follows the demands of the earth, not big business.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Murdered on Henry

Murdered on Henry Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Carroll Park is brimming with good holiday cheer

A tree glows in Carroll Park. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Greater demand placed on Brooklyn food pantries

More Brooklynites than ever are hungry. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Fast acting cops honored by 76th Precinct Council

A cell phone snatcher was no match for a duo of dynamic cops from the 76th Precinct, recognized recently by the 76th Precinct Community Council for dialing in some fine police work. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Merchants roll with metal gate ban

Local businesses gave a thumbs up to recently passed city legislation that would gradually ban the use of roll-down metal security gates on shops to cut down on high rates of graffiti. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Crime slide continues in 76th Precinct

Crime statistics in the 76th Precinct are mostly good, a little bad, but certainly not ugly, according to the precinct’s top cop, who pointed to data showing a downward trend of criminal activity. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gowanus support stirs controversy

A federal lawmaker is selfishly supporting a proposal to designate the Gowanus Canal a Superfund site to keep out future voters who might not cast their votes her way, an influential local activist is charging. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sidewalk rally to fight global warming

With homemade ice globes in tow, members of the Green Party rallied in Park Slope for climate change legislation that “follows the demands of the earth, not big business.” Comment.
BoroBeat

Just in time for yuletide celebrations

Seasonal goodwill, holiday songs and the lighting of a majestic pine ignited Yuletide celebrations in Boerum Hill. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Robbed right outside home

Robbed right outside home Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Silver and gold at Borough Hall

Lilting music, a romp with Santa and the lighting of a majestic fir ignited holiday celebrations at Borough Hall. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Boerum Hill residents worry about possible crack house

Boerum Hill residents are rife with concern about an alleged crack house in a vacant brownstone building at 416 Pacific Street between Bond and Nevins streets. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Shops okay with ban on metal roll down gates

Local businesses gave a thumbs up to recently passed city legislation that would gradually ban the use of roll-down metal security gates on shops to cut down on high rates of graffiti. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Lit up with the joys of the holidays

Seasonal goodwill, holiday songs and the lighting of a majestic pine ignited Yuletide celebrations in Boerum Hill. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Sidewalk global warming

With homemade ice globes in tow, members of the Green Party rallied in Park Slope for climate change legislation that “follows the demands of the earth, not big business.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

White-knuckle ride in Coney: critics file lawsuit

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment.
Borough-wide

“Yes” to District 20 rezoning

A controversial plan to rezone several District 20 schools got the A-OK. Comment.
Borough-wide

“As The World Turns” to leave Brooklyn

“As The World Turns” is preparing for its final spin. Comment.
Borough-wide

Busy season for Antibalas

It’s a pretty good time to be in Antibalas right now. Comment.
Borough-wide

Senesh gets attention of Board 6

Community Board 6 threw several ounces of prevention at a proposal to amend the city code so that a Carroll Gardens private school may expand — even though the proposal has already been withdrawn by the lawmaker who planned to introduce it this week. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

Kings Courier

Killed by bus

A 65-year-old woman was killed last week after she was struck by a B41 bus motoring through Bergen Beach. Comment.
Kings Courier

Meter site ‘no-go’

A plan that was a day-after-Election-Day shocker from the city administration was stopped in its tracks by outrage from local elected officials. Comment.
Kings Courier

Community boards fear mayor’s hit list

Like school boards, and the doomed dodo bird before them, members of Brooklyn’s community boards are on edge this week fearing that Mayor Mike Bloomberg is intent on putting them on a “slippery slope to oblivion.” Comment.
Kings Courier

White-knuckle ride in Coney

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment.
BoroBeat

Tall community salute to real-life lifesavers

Volunteer emergency rescue workers were delivered a tall salute for their life-saving work during an awards ceremony presented by the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps (FVAC). Comment.
BoroBeat

Fillmore introduces Virtual ‘REbarcamp’ online

Move over dull old boot camp, there’s an exciting new training facility in town %u2013 and its in cyberspace. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn masons salute D.A. Hynes

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes (center) accepts the distinguished Brooklyn Masonic Award from Lennox Britton, president of the First Kings Masonic District (left), as Masonic District Deputy Grand Master Cyril A. Francis looks on. The award capped the organization’s annual interfaith service at the Midwood Masonic Temple, 1348 East 64th Street, which also served to honor Francis with the Norman Peale Memorial Masonic Award. Comment.
BoroBeat

IS 278’s Builder’s Club supports UNICEF

The Marine Park Intermediate School 278’s Builders Club, inits efforts to help those in need, both at home and abroad, helped to collect money for UNICEF’s Project Uruguay. The initiative was of special interest to Spanish teacher Maria Pastorini, who is from Uruguay and was able to make cross cultural connections for the students, thus encouraging more involvement. Comment.
BoroBeat

Ye olde fashioned yuletide experience

Mom, dad and the kids enjoyed a slice of yesteryear, harking back to the Colonial era, when Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum hosted a St. Nicholas Day celebration, featuring tours, refreshments and a delightful history lesson. Comment.
Flatbush

Help find her

Cops are turning to the community’s help in their search for a missing deaf Kensington woman. Comment.
Flatbush

Wild ride in Coney Island

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment.
Flatbush

Holy Cross Church revels in Christmas

A tree glows in Flatbush. Comment.
Canarsie

Fourteen years for legal eagle

A Brooklyn attorney who was accused of threatening and intimidating witnesses scheduled to testify against his drug lord client was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday, Federal prosecutors said. Comment.
Canarsie

Cash and carry

A trio of gun-toting thieves is being sought for holding up a Flatlands Avenue check-cashing store. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Hey, St. Peter ... make way for Aunt Mary!

My daughter called her Tzi Tzi Grandma, I called her Mary and my husband, on occasion, called her the Bulldog, because she never let go of anything.She was my aunt, my mom’s last living sister. She was a survivor. Comment.
Canarsie

7 of 9 BK sens ok gay marriage

The New York State Senate failed to hear the call for gay marriage last week despite a wave of support from the Brooklyn delegation and an impassioned speech from one usually soft-spoken borough legislator. Comment.
Canarsie

Furniture giant helps in the fight against cancer

IKEA Brooklyn will host a special breakfast fundraiser, December 19 & 20 to fight cancer. One hundred percent of the revenue from all breakfasts sold between 9:30-11 a.m. on those days will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of IKEA Red Hook, which will take place June 5, 2010 along the IKEA waterfront. Comment.
Canarsie

Community boards fear Bloomberg’s hit list

Like school boards, and the doomed dodo bird before them, members of Brooklyn’s community boards are on edge this week fearing that Mayor Mike Bloomberg is intent on putting them on a “slippery slope to oblivion.” Comment.
Canarsie

Woman injured in Mercedes crack-up

Paramedics remove an injured woman from a crumpled Mercedes Benz following a two-car collision at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue. Officials said that the Mercedes was rolling through the intersection Wednesday morning when it was struck by a Nissan Maxima. Comment.
Borough-wide

Oreo’s owner to stand trial

A howl for justice has just been answered. Comment.
Canarsie

Fidler for finance?

The chair for the City Council’s powerful Finance Committee could have a Brooklyn state of mind. Three names reported as potential successors to current chair David Weprin include Brooklyn lawmakers Lew Fidler, Simcha Felder and Domenic Recchia. Comment.
Canarsie

Fighting for a better ride

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment.
Canarsie

Cell Phones for Soldiers drive begins

Cell Phones for Soldiers and Century 21 Real Estate are kicking off their cell phone collection drive. Comment.
Canarsie

City a Quarter of the Way to Tree Planting Goal

So far, approximately 250,000 trees have been planted citywide as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Million Trees program, which aims to add that many trees to the city landscape, both in parks and on streets, by the year 2017. Comment.
Bay News

Leaving our brooms for bombs

Each December we remember - Before the Thanksgiving Day turkey is fully digested, we see that last calendar page come up on our kitchen wall. Comment.
Bay News

JWE puts on a not-to-be-missed show

Bay News

Coney zoning fight

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment.
Bay News

Local lady celebrates her centennial

What’s her secret? Boasting age-defying good looks and a svelte figure, Sheepshead Bay birthday gal Ella Kirkland turned 100 years young, celebrating the milestone occasion with relatives and friends at Buckley’s Restaurant. Comment.
Bay News

Community boards fear hit list

Like school boards, and the doomed dodo bird before them, members of Brooklyn’s community boards are on edge this week fearing that Mayor Mike Bloomberg is intent on putting them on a “slippery slope to oblivion.” Comment.
Bay News

Cop, fireman, attorney inspire kids to read

A cop, a fireman and an attorney returned to the classroom to tell tales to a rapt audience during a “Celebrity Reader’s Day” at Public School 105. Comment.
Borough-wide

De Blasio backs off controversial bill

A controversial proposal to amend a city code so that a private school in Carroll Gardens may expand has been postponed until next year, lawmakers and school officials announced this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Park Slope raises money for one of its own

James Fitzpatrick may have moved from Park Slope years ago, but this holiday season, the neighborhood is showing it never forgets one of its own. Comment.
Borough-wide

Just Too Close to Be Neighborly: Board Opposes Home Extension Again

A local community group has reiterated its opposition to a home enlargement that leaves only half an inch between the structure and its neighbor. Comment.
Borough-wide

War of the Roses: Satmar sect split seeps into zoning showdown

Borough President Marty Markowitz found himself in the middle of a simmering feud between the leaders of two rival Hasidic factions over a troubled Williamsburg waterfront development project this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Manhattan Beach looks to become solar powered

It’s either Manhattan Beach becoming the city’s first green community, or a pie in the sky idea. Comment.
Kings Courier

Innovative Group Home to Offer Short Term Respite for Families of Disabled Kids

Usually, group homes are long-term residences, in which several developmentally disabled individuals live together for years and years. Comment.
Kings Courier

Gay marriage shot down, despite Brooklyn support

The New York State Senate failed to hear the call for gay marriage last week despite a wave of support from the Brooklyn delegation and an impassioned speech from one usually soft-spoken borough legislator. Comment.
Borough-wide

Outrage over convicted divorce judge’s early release

The fact that disgraced judge Gerald Garson will be home for the holidays is “reprehensible” and a “mockery of justice,” a group of divorced mothers and domestic violence survivors claimed Monday as they protested the convicted septuagenarian’s early release from prison. Comment.
Borough-wide

New proposed law to deter gang recruitment

With gang activity on the increase in Coney Island, the lawmaker representing the area is looking to put more teeth in prosecuting crime related to it. Comment.
Borough-wide

New diabetes drugs detailed at Brooklyn hospital

There’s hope on the horizon for the 155,000 Brooklynites coping with diabetes, medical experts recently forecast. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ka-Pow! Brooklyn comics and graphics festival overpowers Williamsburg

Comic-Con it was not. Comment.
Canarsie

Behold, the Chanukah House!

Thirteen years ago, Arielle Teitelbaum had a bright idea. Comment.
Borough-wide

Community Boards fear mayoral hit list

Like school boards, and the doomed dodo bird before them, members of Brooklyn’s community boards are on edge this week fearing that Mayor Mike Bloomberg is intent on putting them on a “slippery slope to oblivion.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Condo critics not ready to welcome city control of park

The Bloomberg administration’s goal of assuming control of the development of Brooklyn Bridge Park from the state and infusing it with $55 million has not assuaged critics who don’t want to see luxury condos erected on site of the public park – even if it amounts to only 10 percent of the acreage. Comment.
Borough-wide

P.S. 217 parents fear “Dreams”

If Brooklyn Dreams Charter School opens in Flatbush, P.S. 217 will suffer, parents say. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lane change! Vigilantes repaint Bedford bike lanes

Some cycling activists are taking the law into their own hands. Comment.
Borough-wide

B44 bus changes

A revamped B44 route will bring bus-only lanes and parking changes to Nostrand Avenue. Comment.
Borough-wide

Republican wants to change CFB

Next time, if there is a next time, he want’s a more even playing field. Comment.
Borough-wide

Board Defers Vote on Gas Drilling in Watershed, Citing Need for More Info

Despite a looming deadline for commenting on the state’s plans to allow gas drilling close to or inside the New York City watershed, Community Board 14 has declined for now to take a position on the matter. Comment.
Borough-wide

Board Rivalry Takes Friendly Turn, as Members Vie for Chair Post

With the tenure of Community Board 10’s current chair winding down, the race is on for his successor. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops Offer Advice to Motorists, Beginning With, Don’t Drink and Drive

As happens every year, local motorists have been on the receiving end of advice that is intended to make sure that everyone’s holiday is merry: Don’t drink and drive. Comment.
Borough-wide

Students exposed to asbestos

The city Department of Education (DOE) is under fire for last week’s incident exposing Lafayette High School students and staffers to asbestos. Comment.
Borough-wide

Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols at St. John

A Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols is being offered December 13, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9818 Fort Hamilton Parkway. Comment.
Borough-wide

Commodore Barry Club’s Annual Social and Dance at St. Pat’s

The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn’s Annual Social and Dance will be held December 12, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at St. Patrick’s, 97th Street auditorium (enter through 97th Street & Fourth Avenue). Comment.
Borough-wide

Oreo’s owner to face justice in court

A howl for justice has just been answered. Comment.
Borough-wide

Giving warms the heart

Big-hearted patrons brought a gift and received a free brewski when the Schnitzel Haus held a toy drive for local children in need, complete with a holiday sing-song by Frankie Marra & His Band. Comment.
Borough-wide

Killed by slab

A 47-year-old man died Monday in an apparent freak accident involving a granite slab. Comment.
Borough-wide

OLPH students ring in the holiday season with festive tree lighting

Residents of Bay Ridge and Sunset Park enjoyed a festive dose of holiday cheer as students from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School, under the musical direction of Henry Diaz, participated in the Sunset Park Business Improvement District’s annual tree lighting ceremony in front of the OLPH Basilica, 60th Street and Fifth Avenue. Comment.
BoroBeat

Our lady of perpetual help rings in the holidays

A magic show by local entertainer King Henry, sweet youth performances and the illumination of a majestic timber ignited the holiday spirit in Bay Ridge when the Sunset Park Business Improvement District held a tree lighting in front of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (OLPH). Comment.
BoroBeat

Nativity scene ushers in Christmas

Community cheer and the illumination of a festive fir ignited the spirit of the season at Our Lady of Angels, where students and staffers joined festive forces with neighbors to usher in the holidays. Comment.
BoroBeat

Neighbors forge new bonds ‘round the tree

A tree glows in Shore Road Garden. Comment.
Bay News

Gang check

Four thugs %u2013 three males and a young woman %u2013 attacked a Sheepshead Bay teen with a baseball bat last week after asking him if he was a gang member, officials alleged. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklynites urged to donate warm winter coats this season

Borough President Marty Markowitz and New York Cares are asking Brooklynites to give the coats off their back, sort of. Comment.
Bay News

Mom killer admits guilt, calls shooting

The man who gunned down a single mom during a botched Bensonhurst robbery last year admitted his guilt last week, claiming that victim Jessica Enger was shot “by accident.” Comment.
Bay News

Coney rezoning challenged

Coney Island ride advocates have filed suit against the city charging the Bloomberg administration ignored expert studies and kowtowed to private developer Thor Equities in its efforts to rezone the world famous amusement district. Comment.
Bay News

Asbestos scare at Lafayette High School

The city Department of Education (DOE) is under fire for last week’s incident exposing Lafayette High School students and staffers to asbestos. Comment.
Bay News

Passage of Bill saves taxpayers $48 Billion over 30 years

Governmental Employees Committee Chair Peter J. Abbateannounced the passage of legislation he sponsored (Extraordinary Session Bill A.26) that would enact a new and cost efficient tier of pension benefits for public employees which could save the state and local governments $48.5 billion over the next 30 years. The new Tier V legislation applies to both uniformed and non-uniformed public employees and significantly reforms the pension system. Comment.
Bay News

60 cop promoted, celebrates 20 years in Coney Island

Coney Island has been home to a lot of carnies and clowns over the years. Now it’s home to a bona-fide detective. Comment.
Borough-wide

Your weekly newsbriefs

Here’s a rare find: a Christian-based mission that doesn’t want anything to do with the merry old elf in the big red suit. Comment.
Bay News

Graffiti plagues Sheepshead Bay and Homecrest area

Graffiti is rearing its ugly head again. Comment.
Bay News

Manhattan Beach icon is honored

The deeds one does in life are often what is most remembered by loved ones and the community at large after a person dies. Comment.
High School Sports

All-Brooklyn girls soccer honors

The season over in Brooklyn was about new faces emerging. Fort Hamilton had its best campaign in recent memory, winning a share of the PSAL Brooklyn A-III title and Grand Street Campus finished 10-2 to take the Brooklyn A-VIII crown. Goldstein made its first playoff appearance as an ‘A’ team. The one familiar program, Fontbonne Hall, was as good as ever. The Bonnies recaptured the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens title and were undefeated in the regular season. Comment.
High School Sports

All-Brooklyn boys soccer honors

The season on the pitch was marked by near-misses for Brooklyn. Comment.
High School Sports

Multi-dimensional Vikings start season off right

South Shore went to the PSAL Class AA city title game at Madison Square Garden and in its season opener last week, showed the potential to do just that again %u2013 especially on the offensive end. Comment.
High School Sports

Kamari Murphy leaves Bishop Ford for Lincoln

Highly touted junior forward Kamari Murphy has withdrawn from Bishop Ford HS and has enrolled at Lincoln HS, the New York Post learned last Thursday night. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sheepshead Bay lady celebrates 100th birthday

What’s her secret? Boasting age-defying good looks and a svelte figure, Sheepshead Bay birthday gal Ella Kirkland turned 100 years young, celebrating the milestone occasion with relatives and friends at Buckley’s Restaurant. Comment.
BoroBeat

Speedsters ‘stack up’ nicely against the world

On your marks, get set and stack up. Comment.
BoroBeat

Cop, fireman and attorney inspire kids to read

A cop, a fireman and an attorney returned to the classroom to tell tales to a rapt audience during a “Celebrity Reader’s Day” at Public School 105. Comment.

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