Friday, Feb. 27, 2009

Topless girls; clueless cb13-Board, dancers share building

A new topless bar complete with stripper pole and private theme rooms has opened one floor below the offices of Community Board 13 and down the block from P.S. 90 in Coney Island – but no one seems to be batting an eyelash. Comment.

Sam Horwitz dies at 90

Samuel Horwitz, a Brooklyn City Council member for 20 years, covering Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay, passed away last week due to natural causes. He was 90. Comment.

Pressure on Parents- Educators urge action ahead of school rallies

Attention Brooklyn parents: it’s time to speak out. Comment.

No religion, principal sez- Head of Hebrew-themed school talks

The principal of a Hebrew-themed charter school insists that Judaism will be absent from the curriculum. Comment.

Elmo and the evil imperialists

Reconfigured robotic toys performing military maneuvers in rigid choreographed formations are featured in a new artistic work, “A Re-enactment of The Battle of the Pyramids,” by New York City College of Technology’s (City Tech) Adrianne Wortzel, to be presented March 3, 7:30 p.m. at Light Industry at Industry City (www.lightindustry.org), 220 36th Street (between Second and Third avenues in Brooklyn), fifth floor. Comment.

District 22 shake up

Zoning rules in School District 22 may soon change – and now’s the time for parents to give their input. Comment.

Crooks rob schools

Two borough schools have been connected to a burglary crew’s growing list of targets, officials said. Comment.

Co-op eyes Israeli protest

The Park Slope Food Co-op may be souring on products imported from the Land of Milk and Honey. Comment.

Coney ‘Prince’ closing shop-Mermaid Avenue butcher retiring after 60 years

The end of an era has come to Coney Island. Jimmy Prince -- the highly regarded and well-respected proprietor of Major Prime Meats on Mermaid Avenue -- says he’s ready to retire at the end of the month after more than a half-century in the community. Comment.

Catholic cheers & jeers-Some schools to close this June, others to survive

It’s a mix of cheers and jeers for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Comment.

Bare breasts, no questions

Community Board 13 District Manager Chuck Reichenthal concedes that the thumping music emanating from the Foxy Gentleman’s Club located downstairs from the board’s offices at 1201 Surf Avenue did not go unnoticed. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

LIU continues home dominance in win over St. Francis

The Long Island University men’s basketball team was at home Thursday night. Naturally, the Blackbirds won going away, jumped on St. Francis (Pa.) form the start, built an early double-digit lead and prevailed, 85-71, at the Wellness Center. Comment.

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