Sunday, May 16, 2010

Williamsburg

Graham Avenue goes crackers over Fiesta

This fiesta needs a siesta! Comment.
Flatbush

Teen arrested for two burglaries could be linked to more

Police have arrested a minor who may have been responsible for a string of burglaries in Victorian Flatbush. Comment.
BoroBeat

Wheelchair race makes students roll with the punches

Ever wondered what it’s like to be confined to a wheelchair with no help? Comment.
High School Sports

Seventh heaven: St. Edmund rolls past Fontbonne for CHSAA Brooklyn crown

St. Edmund used all the ingredients of its late-season run to complete it. The Eagles went winless in their first five games and were in last place in their division. But another gem from ace Emma Ferrington and continued clutch hitting from the middle of its order put St. Edmund in first for good. Comment.
High School Sports

Star shortstops have plenty in common

They are arguably the city’s two best shortstops, wizards with the glove and difference-makers at the plate. Comment.
High School Sports

Kirker, Poly Prep come back on Wagner

Erica Sollazzo told Katy Kirker, her Poly Prep teammate, that fate was coming into play. Comment.
High School Sports

Gunned down: Poly Prep bests GW on Friel’s throw

In 24 hours, Poly Prep went from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. Comment.
High School Sports

St. Mike’s Eagles will re-emerge at Nazareth

The players formerly known as the St. Michael Academy Eagles will be playing their basketball next year at Nazareth in Brooklyn, coach Apache Paschall said on May 7. Comment.
24/7

Big puppets celebrate ‘Rites of Spring’ on Saturday

This Saturday in Park Slope, you just might think it’s Halloween. Comment.
24/7

Chew on this! Two cooking giants square off at Sunday’s Taste of Williamsburg

Brooklyn’s greatest competitive chef is coming out of retirement for one last sizzling sauté. Comment.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

24/7

Get ready to ‘Jumble’! Bike flea market coming to Slope

Brooklyn is a borough of cyclists. Lucky for you, recession-friendly transportation is about to get a discount at a bicycle-themed flea market. Comment.
24/7

That’s folk, all! Brooklyn fest opens on May 21

The Brooklyn Folk Festival has already gotten too big for its britches! Comment.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Fix the ditch! Locals uniting to solve the BQE divide

The Brooklyn–Queens Expressway trench has divided Carroll Gardens for more than 50 years, but now it’s bringing people together. Comment.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

24/7

Raise your toes, raise some funds

All those kegstands will finally come in handy. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Burglary at Sweet Melissa’s!

76th Precinct Comment.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Williamsburg

Sardines in the can! Growth along the J, M, Z line is crushing commuters

The J, M and Z subway lines in Williamsburg have become victims of the neighborhood’s success, exploding with a 24-percent increase in passengers in just four years, new data show. Comment.
Borough-wide

Foes say that developer will get fat on Domino sugar

The developers of the defunct Domino Sugar factory slammed a secret city report that revealed this week that they stand to make more than $400 million from the project. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ear’s to this corn-fed Brooklynite!

Christina Kelly might be the corniest artist in Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Rats! Red Hook vendors may have caused Gowanus rodent problem

They may be delighting customers in Red Hook, but the Latino food vendors are causing indigestion in Gowanus. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops sting burglar at Trader Joe’s!

Cops arrested a thief in a daring stakeout in the aisles of Trader Joe’s, the Court Street supermarket that has hosted a rash of purse-snatches this year. Comment.
Borough-wide

Rosemarie O’Keefe, local legend, is honored

The intersection of Bay Ridge Parkway and Fifth Avenue has been renamed for a late, great Ridgite. Comment.
Borough-wide

Newcomer Restler battles incumbent Cohn for obscure, minor, little-known post

They couldn’t defeat Brooklyn Democratic Party Boss, Assemblyman Vito Lopez, and they couldn’t beat his hand-picked candidate for City Council, Steve Levin, so now a group of Democratic insurgents in Williamsburg is going after the next biggest (or, in this case, smallest) target — the neighborhood’s district leader, Steve Cohn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Chicken heads? Blood? Entrails? No worries! EPA gives Prospect Park green award

Who cares about two months of entrail-dumping, chicken beheadings, blood-letting and furniture abandonment in the Prospect Park lake — the federal government just gave the park an award for cleanliness! Comment.
Borough-wide

Kickball — the sport of Kings — is back!

Brooklyn Kickball returned to the dusty ball fields and bright overhead lights of McCarren Park on Sunday night, as 32 teams kicked each other’s balls on the road to a championship. Comment.
Borough-wide

Close firehouses? Not in Bay Ridge!

Bay Ridge is sounding the alarm over proposed firehouse closings. Comment.
BoroBeat

PS 84 builds an academy of hearts and sciences

Talk about turning an eyesore into a sight for sore eyes! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The arm of the law is especially long in this 11-year-old murder case

There’s no expiration date on justice. Comment.
BoroBeat

Here’s how to make Earth Day every day

A group of wide-eyed children kept their eyes pealed on the giant floating earth ball as it soared 100 feet into the air and began dancing in the sky. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bloody hell at 4 am

77th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Coney Island’s new Luna Park will turn you inside-out this summer

Get ready to lose your lunch. Comment.
Borough-wide

Demolition man! Sitt to tear down the spot where Harpo Marx made his debut

Coney Island is gearing up for a summer of new rides and circus attractions, but the neighborhood’s main private landowner is instead tearing down historic buildings — including the place where Harpo Marx made his comic debut — and replacing them with a temporary fast-food stand. Comment.
Features

Supporter: The bike lane will make us all safer

There are few things that my 18-month-old daughter Anna loves more than Prospect Park. Even before she could walk, my wife Zoe and I brought her to crawl in the grass and romp around the playgrounds. Of course, there’s one barrier between our home on 11th Street and the park we visit every day: Prospect Park West. Comment.
Features

Has the city gone too far with the Prospect Park West bike lane?

The city is about to begin construction of a controversial two-way bike lane on Prospect Park West. Supporters say that the lane will finally give bikers a way to legally travel north in Park Slope, but also slow down car traffic on Prospect Park West because the bike path will require the elimination of one of the road’s three car lanes. Opponents, including many residents of the strip, say that squeezing Prospect Park West from three lanes to two will make traffic worse — here’s how two experts see it. Comment.
Features

Opponent: Why the bike lane is a bad idea

If Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan got out of her ivory tower in Manhattan and observed the total scope of activity along Prospect Park West, it would be apparent that reducing Prospect Park West to two traffic lanes to accommodate a bicycle lane is a terrible idea. Comment.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Borough-wide

To B37 or not to B37 — it’s really not much of a question

Seniors don’t use the subway! Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Tour’ de force! Cycling advocate wants to bring pro race to Billyburg

Call it the Tour de Williamsburg! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A cornfield in Brooklyn?

Kelly wants to plan a corn field at Union and Bergen streets. Here’s what you need to know. Comment.
Canarsie

Forget the daughters — lock up your windows, Canarsie

Burglars are running wild in Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment.
Kings Courier

Handgun toting hardhat identified

Hardhat hoisted off Comment.
Flatbush

Foster Avenue blood bath

Gunned down Comment.
Canarsie

NYPD time machine: Cops close 2009 robbery

Busted for 2009 robbery Comment.
Borough-wide

Oh, no! Burglar got the Oxycodon!

68th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Lifelong dream realized as Broncos select Olsen

All Eric Olsen could do was wait. Comment.
Bay News

Woman beaten for purse

Popped for purse Comment.
Borough-wide

Piece offering! Turn in your gun for cash this weekend

Praise the lord and pass the ammunition — and the guns to, if you got ’em. Comment.
High School Sports

Grieving Garvey honors uncle with homer, hot bat

As she rounded the bases, Janelle Garvey thought about her uncle and her father’s words. Comment.
High School Sports

Slugging St. Edmund run rules Fontbonne

It felt like a long time coming for St. Edmund Prep. The Eagles spent the better part of the early season in the doldrums – they took no momentum from 2009, one of their best campaigns in a long while. Comment.
High School Sports

Basketball endeavor paying off for Grand Street’s Zuniga on diamond

Near the halfway mark to the regular season, Jose Zuniga is one of the city’s top pitchers. The Grand Street Campus right-hander is 4-0 with startling statistics: a 0.26 ERA, 50 strikeouts and one earned run allowed in 26 innings pitched, leading the Wolves to a 7-0 mark in Queens A West. Comment.
High School Sports

Fort Hamilton’s ‘father of football’ calls it quits

Legendary Fort Hamilton football coach Vinny Laino has decided to retire after 20 years at the helm of the Brooklyn school. Comment.
High School Sports

Rank this: Grand Street rallies past Lewis, proves it belongs among PSAL’s best

Grand Street Campus had beaten Catholic school powerhouse Xaverian, PSAL Brooklyn dynamo James Madison and Bronx mainstay John F. Kennedy. Undefeated in Queens A West, it played defending CHSAA champion Fordham Prep even and lost by a run to last year’s PSAL titlist Norman Thomas. Comment.
High School Sports

Campusano tosses no-no, but Madison’s Lenahan leaves victorious

Neither coach had been involved in such a game, yet neither could stop talking about the 85-minute pitcher’s duel afterward, waxing poetic about the two hurlers’ cumulative performance. Comment.
24/7

Zombie king takes Brooklyn!

This event is BYOB — bring your own brain. Comment.
Crime

‘Pedophile’ protest outside Brooklyn Criminal Court

‘Pedophile’ protest Comment.
BoroBeat

Late poet laureate will live forever on Gravesend corner

Late Brooklyn Poet Laureate Ken Siegelman will live on at the corner of the Gravesend block where he lived with his family for 24 years. Comment.
24/7

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday for Ringling Bros. magical ‘Illuscination’ circus

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s new magic-themed circus, “Illuscination,” the return of the so-called “Greatest Show on Earth” for a second summer in Coney Island. Comment.
24/7

Holy trinity! Sarah Ruhl’s triptych ‘Passion Play’ coming to Irondale Center

A church is the most natural — and most unlikely — setting for playwright Sarah Ruhl’s triptych, “Passion Play.” Comment.
Features

Washington’s recovery and spin mode

The execs cry, “No fair!” CEO Lloyd Blankfein said customers who bought securities came looking for a risk and “that’s what they got. Comment.

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