Friday, April 30, 2010

24/7

Deserving its ‘Creditors’! BAM’s Strindberg revival is a solid gold hit

Revenge is rarely as gripping, vicious and, yes, fun, as it is on stage at the BAM Harvey in August Strindberg’s “Creditors” — a thoroughly modern take on the battle of the sexes. Comment.
Williamsburg

Residents angry as McGuinness Speedway claims another life in Greenpoint

North Brooklyn’s deadliest road struck again last week, when a man was struck and killed as he tried to cross McGuinness Boulevard — an accident that has left residents outraged that the city has not done more to protect pedstrians. Comment.
Williamsburg

Track and yield! McCarren runners upset at people in their way

The never-ending struggle for roadway supremacy has a new front line: the two inner lanes at the McCarren Park running track. Comment.
Williamsburg

City awards Greenpoint housing contract to non-Brooklyn company

After many years of deliberating, the city selected the Queens-based developer TNS Development Group to build the below-market-rate units in the long-closed medical center and on an adjacent city-owned lot on Maspeth Avenue near Kingsland Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Fifth Avenue fair brings in sweet family fun

Flatbush cotton candy king Fretzell Drewer, 17, spun his sweet magic while “Pot Belly Gumbo” kept the crowd clapping and toe-tapping with an ear-ful of harmonies at the Fifth Avenue Family Festival in Park Slope. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Reaping what they sow at PS 154!

Snip, snip hooray! Comment.
BoroBeat

Mardi Gras madness at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College morphed into the Big Easy for students, staffers and alumni, who joined festive forces for a “Spring Madness Mardi Gras” at the student center. Comment.
Borough-wide

Conspiracy theory? More likely that Vox Pop just isn’t paying its taxes

For the second time in less than six months, a quirky, self-styled revolutionary coffeehouse in Ditmas Park has been shuttered by the taxman. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

What a dump! Carroll Gardens lot is as bad as it gets

Talk about a dumping ground. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A community center — thanks to a community effort

A sun-soaked community center opened last week in Red Hook, a minor miracle given its dire straits less than two years ago. Comment.
Borough-wide

City to Slope: You’re not poor enough!

The city is shuttering two much-needed after-school programs in Park Slope and a summer program in Fort Greene because the neighborhoods aren’t poor enough to justify their existence. Comment.
BoroBeat

Danny Glover steals the show — for a cause

Hollywood heavyweight and social activist Danny Glover starred in another role when he came to Boerum Hill on April 19 — host of a fundraiser at the Deity Lounge. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A ‘Shock’ crime

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Marine Park yeshiva ain’t kosher

It looks like a supermarket, but it really is a preschool — even if the city doesn’t see it that way. Comment.
Kings Courier

City set to close Midwood after-school programs

The city is shuttering an after-school and summer program in two Midwood schools because the neighborhood isn’t poor enough to justify its existence. Comment.
Flatbush

Cops open fire on unhinged woman

Blades vs bullets Comment.
Flatbush

Church and Flatbush: accidents happen

It’s the unsweet 16. Comment.
Borough-wide

BREAKING: City reaches deal to ‘Stop the Chop’

The constant rumble of helicopter noise over Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO is over, thanks to a new city ban on sightseeing flights over the entire borough. Comment.
Borough-wide

Farewell to Freddy’s! Beloved watering hole near Yards closes for good on Friday

Hipsters, old-timers, and barflies will raise their glasses at Freddy’s Bar for the last time on Friday — making a final toast to a Prohibition-era watering hole, but one man won’t be there: the man whose name is on the awning. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gets out of jail and goes back in — in the same day!

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Ridge dad confesses to killing girlfriend dumping her in Queens

A Bay Ridge father of two was arrested on April 22 for allegedly strangling his live-in girlfriend to death with an extension cord and then dumping her body outside a Queens cemetery in a poor attempt to cover his tracks. Comment.
Borough-wide

Devasted Marine Park to get 60 new trees

Storm-ravaged Marine Park will be getting 60 new trees this fall. Comment.
Borough-wide

Flipped out

An airbrushed mini-van depicting a pride of menacing-looking purple pumas proved that cats don’t always land on their feet on April 22. Police said that the mini-van ended up teetering on its side following a collision with a sports utility vehicle at the corner of Utica Avenue and Avenue I in Flatlands. No serious injuries were reported at the 4 pm accident, officials said. Comment.
Borough-wide

Victory ER refurbished, but you still have to walk in

There’s a brand new emergency room at the old Victory Memorial Hospital — but you’ll still have to walk in to get any service. Comment.
Borough-wide

Blocking the block returns to Fourth Avenue

They’re back. Comment.
Borough-wide

Carroll: Perfetto is no “Leader”

District leaders should lead — but Kevin Peter Carroll says standing Bay Ridge committeeman Ralph Perfetto couldn’t lead a horse to watershed. Comment.
Borough-wide

Got hate? Swastika painted near Jewish school

68th Precinct Comment.
Crime

“Chofre” goes bye-bye

‘Chofre’ goes bye-bye Comment.
Borough-wide

THIS JUST IN: Levin still wants this ‘Domino’ to fall

Williamsburg’s rookie phenom councilman is swinging for the fences to get the developers of the Domino Sugar factory to scale back their project while maintaining the same number of affordable units — but the developers say he’s hit a foul ball. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Gorilla’ war ends as new staff reopens Fifth Avenue coffee shop

Park Slopers can once again get their caffeine fix at Gorilla Coffee, which reopened on Monday after a stunning walkout by the entire staff two weeks ago forced the Fifth Avenue java joint to suddenly shut down. Comment.
Borough-wide

The Goldstein legacy: Was Yards opponent an opportunist?

Last week, the last holdout in the Atlantic Yards footprint, Daniel Goldstein, accepted $3 million to move out of his condemned apartment. The settlement is more than other residents received, fueling some talk that Goldstein’s fight against developer Bruce Ratner was about the money. This week, Goldstein responded, while his chief critic, Bertha Lewis of ACORN, shared her two cents. Comment.
Borough-wide

Daniel Goldstein, last Yards holdout, speaks!

For nearly seven years, at considerable personal risk, I used my home to fight the abuse of eminent domain and Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project. Without my home, the misguided project — opposed by a fierce community movement I came to lead — could not happen. With no democratic political process available to the community, the not-so-simple act of keeping my home was the best way I could affect what was clearly a fixed deal. Comment.
Borough-wide

Why Daniel Goldstein is a scam artist

Finally, the itch that was Daniel Goldstein has been scratched and scratched out. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ratner exec: Goldstein was in it for the money!

Forest City Ratner officials abandoned their diplomatic talk on Tuesday to explicitly portray Daniel Goldstein, who ended his long holdout in the Atlantic Yards footprint for $3 million last week, as an opportunist looking to make as much money as possible. Comment.
Borough-wide

The Goldstein Legacy: Man of principle or sellout?

Is Daniel Goldstein a sell-out, or an activist who made the best of an untenable situation? Comment.
Borough-wide

Dead dog found in Prospect Park’s ‘Lake of Death’

The lake at Prospect Park once again gave up its dead yesterday — yet another grisly discovery to bolster fears that the man-made oasis has become a watery graveyard. Comment.
Borough-wide

Critics: City’s Brooklyn Bridge Park will still include housing

Meet the new operating “entity” for Brooklyn Bridge Park — same as the old operating “entity” for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklynites gear up for ‘Warmart’

Residents are hailing reports that Walmart is looking for its first Brooklyn location — even as critics of the big-box store are preparing to fight back the retail Golaith famous for its “low, low prices” and, some say, low, low wages. Comment.
Borough-wide

Retiring Park boss admits: ‘I don’t like parks’

He’s been Brooklyn’s park czar for almost 30 years, but outgoing Commissioner Julius Spiegel says he can’t identify trees, doesn’t know plants and has never really been all that interested in parks. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Chip’-tastic! CB13 finally approves Marty’s amphitheater

A Community Board 13 panel finally voted to back Borough President Markowitz’s controversial bid for a glitzy $64-million amphitheater inside Asser Levy Seaside Park — ending a year of silence on the issue that brought out accusations that the members are just shills for the Beep. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn teens play Cinderella

Enveloped in chiffon and lace, more than 1,700 girls had their Cinderella moment at Borough Hall. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sloan Kettering to open treatment center downtown

One of the country’s preeminent cancer hospitals is establishing a treatment center in Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

That’s amore! But lovers’ locks are littering the Brooklyn Bridge

A pop cultural phenomenon that has turned an Italian bridge into a locksmith’s paradise has jumped across the Atlantic and is threatening to cover the Brooklyn Bridge in lovers’ padlocks. Comment.
Features

Islamo-nuts threaten free speech again? Yawn!

The Muslim sense of humor is no joke. Comment.
Features

Salute the Navy!

Several days later the destroyer USS McFaul responded to a distress call from a merchant vessel. The deep-sea mini-battle was successful and our Navy captured 10 more pirates. Comment.
High School Sports

Big second inning leads Xaverian over Molloy

Two varsity starts, two huge early-game leads, two wins. Xaverian ace Steve Pastrana has to wonder if this is going to happen every time he steps on the mound. Comment.
High School Sports

Armed and ready: Carbone pitches Poly Prep past Berkeley Carroll

There was extra “oomph,” as Richie Carbone called it, in the Poly Prep dugout on April 22. Berkeley Carroll, the same club that shocked the Blue Devils in last year’s NYSAISAA title game, was in Bay Ridge. Comment.
High School Sports

Finger roll: Loughlin’s Alexander takes third in Penn Relays shot put

Adrienne Alexander could hear Ed Howard’s voice in her head with each short throw. Comment.
High School Sports

Loughlin lets go girls hoops coach

After going winless in its first season back in CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Division I, Bishop Loughlin has fired head girls basketball coach Rocco Romano, Comment.
High School Sports

All-Brooklyn girls basketball honors

No borough in New York City had a greater depth of girls basketball talent – in players and teams – than Brooklyn. The story of the season was the emergence of Bishop Ford not only as a city powerhouse but a team that made some waves on the national level, beating both Christ the King and St. Michael Academy in the same year. Comment.
High School Sports

Our All-Brooklyn boys basketball honors

The borough known for hoops enjoyed another exceptional season on the hardwood. Boys & Girls won its first PSAL title since 1979, winning the AA crown, and Bedford Academy claimed the B championship, its first city title of any kind. Comment.
24/7

‘Romeo and Juliet’ in Verona? Fuhgeddaboudit! How about Brooklyn?

The only thing Shakespearian about Genesis Repertory’s “Romeo and Juliet” is the text itself. Comment.
24/7

Raise your toes, raise some funds

All those kegstands will finally come in handy. Comment.
BoroBeat

Pre-Mom’s Day brunch salutes Coney’s Good Sams

“I can tell you that there is nothing like seeing the face of a child light up as he or she receives a new toy for the holidays,” said toy drive co-founder Brian Gotlieb as he presented plaques to six “surrogate moms” for their selfless community work during a tribute brunch in Coney Island. Comment.
BoroBeat

Latke gravas: Fried throwdown at Menorah

Too many cooks in the kitchen only added to the fun fry-up when the Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Manhattan Beach held a potato pancake contest, glazing the winners with something more than just dough — golden spatulas and major bragging rights. Comment.
BoroBeat

Bridal show wows shoppers at K’Plaza

The inaugural April 24 showcase at the shopping center — Flatbush Avenue at Avenue U — featured gowns from Allisa’s Bridal and men’s suits provided by Access Men’s Clothing. Comment.
BoroBeat

King the Czar at Kaiser

Refreshing the entrance to Kaiser Park with a lick o’ paint was a slam-dunk for former New Jersey Nets player Albert King. Comment.
BoroBeat

Gravesend lil’ leaguers march to their ‘field of dreams’

C’mon now, play ball! Comment.
BoroBeat

New archive at PS 195 immortalizes “lovely” librarian

A beloved Manhattan Beach reading teacher was immortalized before her family, colleagues and the children she taught when PS 195 dedicated its refurbished library to the memory of Sandra Rosuck. Comment.
24/7

Man, this new play at the Brick is just torture

In the last decade, a new sub-genre of horror flicks has developed called “torture porn,” which seeks to communicate in an extremely over-the-top manner the dangers of vengeance at any cost. Movies like “The Devil’s Rejects” and “Hostel” show how torture ends up turning the good guys bad, leaving the protagonists — and the audience — adrift in a post 9-11 world in which the moral high ground has been abandoned. Comment.
24/7

Red Hook author brings world of the projects to life

Growing up in the gritty world of the Red Hook projects, the last thing on Torrey Maldonado’s mind was becoming an author and becoming a role model. Comment.
24/7

Ray Tintori is only 26 years old — and he gets a retrospective?

Ray Tintori may be only 26, but that’s not stopping the Brooklyn Arts Council from running a retrospective of his work. Comment.
24/7

¡Ay, papi! Here’s our guide to the best tacos in Williamsburg

Few people know that Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French in 1862 — but that doesn’t mean you can’t at least be educated about Mexican food. Comment.
24/7

Sing your barbaric yawp! Whitman’s masterpiece adapted as a piece of musical theater

Who needs to sound your barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world when you can sing it? Comment.
24/7

This old house

Brooklyn voyeurs, here’s your chance to see how the other half lives — the other half that lives better than you do, that is. Comment.
24/7

Classic photos highlight NY Photo Fest this year

The New York Photo Festival may be a spotlight on new photography, but this year’s highlight is images that still burn 50 years after the fact. Comment.
24/7

Style council! Brooklyn Museum opens its closet with fashion exhibition

Dior. Schiaparelli. Lanvin. Comment.
24/7

A BKLYN Designs for the ages — young ages

BKLYN Designs, the ne plus ultra of uber-hip contemporary furnishings, has been known for many things over its last eight years, but family-friendly hasn’t exactly been one of them. Comment.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

24/7

From ‘Scratch’ — obsessive breadsmith plots his next move

And then there’s the baker, known for his obsessive, 100-hour work weeks and giant SCRATCHbread tattoo, inked on his beefy forearm as a mission statement. Comment.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Borough-wide

Is the Barneys Co-op breaking the law — with its name?

The venerable Park Slope Food Coop has fired a shot against the fancy-schmancy Barneys Co-op, saying that the department store slated to open later this year on Atlantic Avenue has illegally coopted the word “co-op” — and one lawyer says the supermarket may actually have a case! Comment.
Williamsburg

Egg heads poach bragging rights with drop contest

Whaddaya get if you mix eggs, booze and science nerds? An omelette of a good time! Comment.
Williamsburg

March madness! Cops say Memorial Day parade is one-half block too long!

Greenpoint’s veterans remain in legal limbo after the NYPD rejected their application for their annual Memorial Day parade because the route of the eight-block march was considered one-half-block too long. Comment.
Borough-wide

BREAKING: Last holdout accepts Ratner’s $3M! He’s out of footprint by May 7

Daniel Goldstein is now the $3-million man. Comment.
Borough-wide

Goldstein is now, officially, the last Yards holdout

The Atlantic Yards project’s most-outspoken opponent is now officially the last holdout. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Make a clean save for Haitian earthquake victims

Haiti’s quake victims have their own personal “Mr. Cleans” in Red Hook merchants Rob Schnabel and Matt Vosburgh. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Labor’ pains at Carroll Gardens job site

A controversial Carroll Gardens development continues to be a flashpoint for protests, with union officials this week blasting a contractor on the site for exploiting his non-union workers. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hungry at Brooklyn Bridge Park? How about some ice cream and lobster?

Ice cream and lobster rolls could be an integral part of Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pop your ollie! Gowanus Grind doesn’t kibble the fun

Thomas Greene Park may not have a proper skate park — yet — but that didn’t stop sleight-footed skateboarders from doing their thing on Saturday at the second annual Gowanus Grind. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn’s ‘top 10’ reflected in Clinton Hill mural

Now you can see all over Brooklyn without leaving a single intersection in Clinton Hill. Comment.
Borough-wide

Low blow! Beloved tenor to sue opera museum over bass-placement!

The fat man sang, and now he’s going to sue. Comment.
Borough-wide

The Rookie! Levin, fresh off big win, now fights Bloomy on Domino

Less than two weeks after winning a big political and policy victory on the Williamsburg waterfront, rookie Councilman Steve Levin is now after a bigger fight against a stronger opponent — he wants changes in a $1.2-billion Domino Sugar redevelopment that is backed by a wily veteran named Mike Bloomberg. Comment.
Borough-wide

A concrete Boardwalk? Call it the Riegelmann Sidewalk in Coney

Is Coney Island’s famed Boardwalk becoming a sidewalk? Comment.
Borough-wide

Panic at the Botanic! With festival still a week off, cherry blossoms are fading

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden will host the greatest and most colorful cherry celebration in the nation next weekend, but there’s a major problem — the blossoms are wilting! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Legal fancy footwork gets Dancewave its money back

The Park Slope youth dance troupe that was cheated out of more than $10,000 earlier this year by a rogue travel agent is finally getting its money back. Comment.
Williamsburg

Now Lentol wants to legalize poker!

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas — except for legal poker, one Williamsburg lawmaker is hoping. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

NYU is looking up — in the form of a Downtown Brooklyn tower

As part of a bold new Brooklyn campus, New York University is talking about building a 41-story tower on Jay Street near Myrtle Avenue — a striking proposal that would radically change the face of Downtown. Comment.
Borough-wide

Freddy’s Bar, eminent domain poster child, to close on April 30.

Freddy’s Bar has given up the fight. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Five more johns are flushed in Boerum Hill

Five more men — including one bearing flowers — were busted for trying to get some action at a Boerum Hill corner that has been a roach motel for would-be johns. Comment.
Borough-wide

Anarchists see more in cop raid than meets the eye

A police raid of an anarchist collective in Bushwick last Tuesday — which cops claim was a mission simply to arrest two members of the commune who skipped court appearances on minor offenses — may actually have been a intelligence mission at the Thames Street compound. Comment.
High School Sports

Xaverian runs over St. Francis Prep

Xaverian has a catcher going to the University of Arizona, a deep and talented pitching staff and a Division I centerfielder. That alone should make the Clippers a contender for the CHSAA Class A intersectional title. Comment.
Flatbush

Cyclist group calls for Flatbush bike lane after fatal crash

A day after an 18-year-old Kensington cyclist was dragged and killed by a driver on Flatbush Avenue, bike advocates called on the city to put a bike lane on the heavily traveled thoroughfare. Comment.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Borough-wide

Walter is one sick puppy — and he needs your help now

Walter, the severely injured pitbull pup of Park Slope, is off life support — but he still needs your help! Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Rose’ in full bloom

A controversial three-tower residential complex along the South Williamsburg waterfront received its final approval from the City Council last week — a final rubber stamp that came only after the developer promised more below-market-rate units and larger apartments for Hasidic families. Comment.
Williamsburg

Legalize poker? Fine, but no one wants to play Bushwick Hold ‘Em with Lentol

Hours after Assemblyman Joe Lentol announced a bill to legalize poker, all his would-be marks folded. Comment.
Kings Courier

Merchants demand shoppers have more time to shop

New Muni-Meters are being installed along Kings Highway, and merchants want them to have an extra hour of parking. Comment.
Flatbush

Flatbush slash-a-rama

Attacked with bottle Comment.
Flatbush

Victorian Flatbush loves to be snubbed

Residents of Victorian Flatbush are taking the neighborhood’s omission from New York Magazine’s recent list of the city’s top 50 neighborhoods with a satisfied smile. Comment.
Borough-wide

Thief steals schools laptops

68th Precinct Comment.
Features

Getting off too easy

One of the main concerns that I have about having the 9/11 trials held here, other than the fact that it makes us a bigger target then we already are, is that the terrorists, instead of getting the hangman’s noose, will get the same slap on the wrist from another limousine liberal judge that Ahmad Wais Afzali got — four days in jail (already served) and leave the country. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

9ja Villa plays a ‘bad’ tune

The 9ja Villa bar and lounge is giving Old Mill Basin residents a headache — literally. Comments (7).
BoroBeat

Remembering Tommy Meo, Jr.

Family, friends and neighbors hailed the memory of one of their own with a “Spirit of Life” walkathon in Bergen Beach. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kettle Black brawl sparks political fight

Last week’s arrest of four members of state Sen. Marty Golden’s family came as good news to at least one person — his longtime rival, Councilman Vince Gentile. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kevin Peter: I’ll campaign on Ralph’s block!

Kevin Peter Carroll wants to become your state committeeman so badly, he’d even petition Ralph Perfetto for a signature. Comment.
Bay News

Former Boys & Girls star commits to Robert Morris

Most of America was pulling for Robert Morris in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament when the 15th-seeded Colonials nearly knocked off No. 2 Villanova. When Robert Morris’ upset bid came up short, nobody was more disappointed than Lamount Samuell, Jr. Comment.
Borough-wide

Coney’s concrete walk taking too long to build

Not only is the city installing controversial concrete slabs on Coney Island’s boardwalk, it’s taking too long to do it. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops: Cameras catch criminals

Talk about Candid Camera! Comment.
Borough-wide

Oh, Dear! Disgraced Noach gets promotion and raise

A corrupt and anti-gay former City Councilman who managed to win a Civil Court seat two years after embarrassed Democratic party officials backed him so that he would stop running for public office, has actually been promoted. Comment.
Borough-wide

Gavel to Gavel

Sex abuse rabbi vows to appeal Comment.
Features

Adams not waisting his time

Beware tawdry tush-titans, an ex-cop-turned-lawmaker is on your tail. Comment.
High School Sports

Wheelchair Charities HS Basketball Classic roundup: Brooklyn is king yet again

Brooklyn has developed a rep as the city’s elite borough. Last week was a perfect example that perception is often similar to reality. Comment.
High School Sports

Medgar Evers guard signs with St. Francis College

The phone calls from college coaches have come pouring in for Medgar Evers senior Jasmin Robinson. There was Hofstra, St. Peter’s and Rhode Island just this week. The lightning quick point guard has become a hot commodity. Comment.
High School Sports

Capozucca, Sollazzo power Poly Prep past Fieldston

Victoria Capozucca didn’t like what she was hearing during a meeting in the circle. Poly Prep coach Mildred Piscopo huddled with her team to talk about how to deal with Fieldston star Kate Miller with runners on first and third and no outs and the Blue Devils up five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly Prep wakes up just in time, extending streak with furious rally

Poly Prep’s 52-game Ivy league winning streak was six outs from ending. The crowd was quiet and the opposing bench full of smiles. Comment.
High School Sports

Koch, Zych lift Midwood over Columbus in overtime

John Murphy watched his attack ride Columbus defenders well all game, so he wasn’t surprised when Blake Koch knocked a ball free in the Sharks’s end with the clock winding down in overtime. Comment.
High School Sports

Felder, David closing in on college choices

Beranda Felder will be making her college decision soon. She just wants to make sure it is the right one. Comment.
24/7

It’s a jazz double-header for returning Fishman

Howard Fishman has been in the studio so long, his fans may have feared he put down the guitar for good. Comment.
24/7

A drinker’s guide to the race itself

By the way, there’s a race, too. Comment.
24/7

Our ride with the ‘Bike Snob’

Turns out, the “Bike Snob” is anything but. Comment.
24/7

It’s a gay old time as lesbians and gays get the BK Meatup treatment

All you straight singles have had plenty of chances to get hooked up — now it’s time for Brooklyn gays and lesbians to party down. Comment.
Bay News

Smile! And you can work at Luna Park!

The man running Coney Island’s newest amusement park has some advice for all those hoping to land a job at the People’s Playground this summer: smile. No, really smile. Comment.
Borough-wide

Luna park to test limits of rides — on Brooklynites

The Italian ride manufacturers behind Coney Island’s newest amusement park say they will try out their latest scream machines right here in Brooklyn, making local thrill seekers either test pilots or guinea pigs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Is the Barneys Co-op breaking the law — with its name?

The venerable Park Slope Food Coop has fired a shot against the fancy-schmancy Barneys Co-op, saying that the department store slated to open later this year on Atlantic Avenue has illegally coopted the word “co-op” — and one lawyer says the supermarket may actually have a case! Comment.
Borough-wide

Caruso museum founder, curator and torch-bearer seeks new home

Inside a modest brick row-house in Homecrest lies North America’s only museum dedicated to one of the greatest tenors who ever lived, and the only inkling that it exists is an engraved sign outside the door welcomes visitors to the “Enrico Caruso Museum.” Comment.

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