Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010

Crime

Skating on thin ice

Skating on thin ice Comment.
Borough-wide

Food Fight!

Brooklyn resident and Food Network host Sunny Anderson has had it with Cablevision. Comment.
Borough-wide

Your weekly newsbriefs

PAVE stays? Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

FDNY Mobile CPR unit offers free training

The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit will hold regularly scheduled free CPR classes the second Tuesday of every month at EMS Station 32, 347 Bond Street. Comment.
Canarsie

Kruger’s challenger

Kruger’s challenger Comment.
Editorial

New York’s Managed Care Reform Act

Managed care is fast becoming the health care delivery system of choice for tens of millions of Americans. Greater oversight and regulation has become necessary to ensure that consumers and providers alike are protected. In the 1990s, New York established new guidelines and requirements; however, as the system has since evolved, so must the regulatory process. For these reasons, the Assembly passed a law that I supported, effective Jan. 1, that will further bolster protections, expand consumer access and guarantee timely payment to providers (Ch. 237 of 2009). Comment.
Features

Jihadists beware! Citizen Braveheart to the rescue!

Fugghedabout Homeland Security, John. Q. Public-the-avenger has arrived to save us from the evil clutches of terrorists. Comment.
Features

A bad sign for Brooklyn’s hometown crowd

Where is the Leaving Brooklyn - Fuggedaboutitsign on the Belt Parkway?Who took it down and what misguided authority would have perpetrated such a heinous act? Comment.
Features

PETA’s claws losing their point

A left wing newspaper in a heavily Democrat county asked if PETA is still relevant. By 59% to 44% the voters shouted No! It is no longer relevant. Many readers want to know what nude women have to do with animals. I don’t know but some of us just love to watch and photograph those unclothed demonstrations. Comment.
Borough-wide

Happy ending for English family

Keaton Bishop, a 17-year old British teen “on holiday” with his family, expected to do the things all first-time visitors to New York do — sightsee, shop and take in a Broadway show or two. Instead of returning to college and his South Yorkshire home before Christmas, however, Keaton and his dad, Paul, experienced something else entirely: Brooklyn emergency medical care—and hospitality. Comment.
Williamsburg

Murdered at pool hall

Murdered at pool hall Comment.
Williamsburg

The Public Wades Into Newtown Creek

While community leaders throughout North Brooklyn are encouraged about the eventual cleanup of Newtown Creek, many caution the federal agency about harming small businesses and endangering affordable housing projects during the process. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Holiday B.B.s

Holiday B.B.s Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Committee OK’s Berkeley Carroll plan

A construction plan by a Park Slope private school received a passing grade from a community board committee this week, overcoming the first in a series of hurdles the controversial project must clear. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn Drinks Liberally

A new chapter has opened in Drinking Liberally’s rapidly expanding social network empire, and it is in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Senesh courtyard to get city eye

The city is vowing to take a closer look at cars parked in the courtyard of a Carroll Gardens private school, a situation that has long vexed some in the neighborhood. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gowanus wall may get city protection

The city said this week it plans to investigate whether to landmark a revered Gowanus wall that some believe has a place in the annals of baseball history. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Violence in Vinegar Hill

Violence in Vinegar Hill Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Council member Levin sets sights on his administration

Newly elected 33rd District City Councilmember Steve Levin is vowing to hit the ground running - or at least with his eyes open. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Gowanus and Newtown not created equal

What’s good for Newtown isn’t good enough for Gowanus — and some observers are wondering why. Comment.
Borough-wide

Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District moves forward

Atlantic Avenue’s desire to form a Business Improvement District (BID) in the Downtown Brooklyn area is making serious headway. Comment.
Borough-wide

Crime fall: 2009 banner year for robbery reduction

Muggers avoided Brooklyn like the plague in 2009. Comment.
Borough-wide

Atlantic Avenue deemed third most dangerous for pedestrians

Atlantic Avenue and Fourth Avenue have been deemed among the most dangerous for pedestrians in the tri-state region, according to a new report. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ghost (bicycle) riders in the sky

They rest affixed to street signs, stark whitewashed bicycles locked on sidewalks near dangerous intersections where accidents have claimed the lives of cyclists and pedestrians. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn brownstone rental market awakens

Brooklyn’s brownstone rental market began 2009 as a lamb, but left as a lion, according to a recently released report. Comment.
Williamsburg

Anno Domino: City Planning certifies waterfront project

For Domino Sugar’s developers, it’s a sweet start to the new year. Comment.
Williamsburg

De Blasio takes office

When he packed his bags and headed over to Centre Street in lower Manhattan last week, Bill de Blasio made sure he took a bucket full of Brooklyn moxie with him. Comment.
Williamsburg

Williamsburg’s resolutions for the New Year

A new year dawns in Brooklyn, and Williamsburg’s public officials, community leaders, business owners, and personalities have made their resolutions for a successful 2010. Comment.
Williamsburg

Jets players ‘buddy’ up to Woodhull

New York Jets players Tony Richardson and Dustin Keller scored a seasonal touchdown when they visited Woodhull Medical Center to hand out some extra special dolls as part of the Shadow Buddies charitable program. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘New Lost City’ ushers in the New Year

As the clock counted to midnight, more than one thousand revelers crammed inside two three-story warehouses in East Williamsburg to dismiss 2009 and welcome 2010 in glamorous fashion. Comment.
Williamsburg

Elves make the very best firefighters

Brooklyn’s Bravest took time out of fighting fires to ignite the holiday spirit with a Yuletide revel for the community they serve at their Bensonhurst firehouse. Comment.
Williamsburg

Happy b’day Manhattan Bridge, don’t look a day over 99

Often overlooked but rarely underappreciated, transit fans unofficially celebrated the centennial birth of the Manhattan Bridge on December 31, 2009. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cheers...um, you are over 21, right?

Cheers...um, you are over 21, right? Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

2010 begins on the stoop in Park Slope

A brownstone stoop morphed into a sidewalk stadium for South Slope revelers, who rang in Year 2010 with a rip-roaring rock show — complete with a “ukulele drop” as the clock ticked towards midnight. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

End-of-Season bag sale

Children’s resale boutique Still Hip is purging its fall, winter and overstocked summer inventory, and will host its end-of-season bag sale, February 7, 12-3 p.m. at 283 Grand Avenue, just off of Lafayette, in Clinton Hill. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Lotsa cooks in this kitchen

Mayor Mike Bloomberg takes his public service shtick seriously. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

$50K is the ‘Right’ stuff: grant helps power free car service

A Brooklyn-based non-profit organization has the right stuff. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Santa Claus drops by New York Methodist Hospital for the holidays

What Christmas would be complete without a visit from “the man in red?” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Grand Army Plaza counts down to the New Year

The new decade arrived with a bang in Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

What gives on the Gowanus?

What’s good for Newtown isn’t good enough for Gowanus — and some observers are wondering why. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Perk problems

Perk problems Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Super there, but not here

What’s good for Newtown isn’t good enough for Gowanus — and some observers are wondering why. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

All aboard in Downtown Brooklyn!

A soaring atrium offset by three stories of granite, glass and limestone grandeur is set to ease the ride of more than 50,000 Long Island Rail Road commuters as Metropolitan Transportation Authority brass joined borough officials for the grand opening of the new Atlantic Terminal Pavilion in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Norah Jones home sparks push for Landmark changes

It looks like the window of opportunity to have a glass-heavy landmarked home just like Norah Jones’ is closing. Comment.
Borough-wide

Participants from Brooklyn discuss Gaza Freedom March

Ted Auerbach and other Brooklyn participants will discuss their experiences during the Gaza Freedom March, including the response from Gaza, response to demonstrations in Cairo, and the new “Cairo Declaration.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Atlantic Terminal Pavilion debuts

A soaring atrium offset by three stories of granite, glass and limestone grandeur is set to ease the ride of more than 50,000 Long Island Rail Road commuters as Metropolitan Transportation Authority brass joined borough officials for the grand opening of the new Atlantic Terminal Pavilion in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

End of season bag sale at ‘Hip’ place

Children’s resale boutique Still Hip is purging its fall, winter and overstocked summer inventory, and will host its end-of-season bag sale, February 7, 12-3 p.m. at 283 Grand Avenue, just off of Lafayette, in Clinton Hill. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010

Borough-wide

Proposed mosque causes concerns in community

The person behind the building of a controversial mosque on a residential street said he is surprised by recent racist remarks made against his faith. Comment.
Borough-wide

School budget cut fears

Brooklyn public schools can weather budget cuts — but only for so long, according to a local parent leader. Comment.
Borough-wide

Two killed in crash

Two killed in crash Comment.
Flatbush

Board poised to back city effort to curb curb cuts

One local volunteer group is poised to support a proposal to revamp the city’s zoning to curb the proliferation of curb cuts and front-yard parking pads. Comment.
Flatbush

Stirring the pot on Church Avenue

For many of the borough’s shopping strips, the trick — definitely easier said than done — is striking the right balance between the divergent needs of diverse populations living cheek by jowl to each other. Comment.
Canarsie

2009’s ups and downs

2009’s ups and downs Comment.
Borough-wide

Woman killed by forklift

Borough-wide

Brooklyn voters will encounter electronic voting in September primary

Very soon, a rite of passage for many Brooklynites will be only a memory, as New York finally retires its venerable lever voting machines. Comment.
Borough-wide

Questions swirl around who’ll fill Marty’s white dinner jacket

Someday, Borough President Marty Markowitz will have to hang up his signature white dinner jacket and say so-long to the concert stage. Comment.
Borough-wide

Manhattan Beach private security patrol to remain open

The call went out and the Manhattan Beach community answered in the affirmative. Comment.
Borough-wide

Opposition mounts to bus cuts

Local elected officials have joined residents on the warpath, opposing cuts to bus service planned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Comment.
Borough-wide

Fourth Avenue named a deadly street for pedestrians

Bustling Fourth Avenue, home to many restaurants and shops in Bay Ridge, has been deemed among the most dangerous for pedestrians in the tri-state region, according to a recent report. Comment.
Borough-wide

Joe Rollino: Brooklyn strongman, boxer and war hero dies at 104

As a grizzled reporter covering Brooklyn, it’s hard to be impressed by tales of exploits, but Joseph Rollino was truly a one-of-a-kind person. Comment.
Borough-wide

Three Southern Brooklyn Roads deemed pedestrian dangerous

Kings Highway, Ocean Parkway and Neptune Avenue have been deemed among the most dangerous for pedestrians in the tri-state region, according to a new report. Comment.
Borough-wide

New commander takes the reins of Bath Beach precinct

If you’re one of those people who believes the old adage “You can never go home again,” then you should talk to Deputy Inspector James Rooney. Comment.
Borough-wide

Countdown to opening day for local supermarket

The long-awaited Key Food supermarket on Bay Ridge Avenue should finally be open next month. Comment.
Canarsie

Anniversary of towers showcases collaboration in creating low-income housing

The Weinberg Council Towers, an attractive living community for low-income seniors created by Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and tucked away inthe Starrett City/Spring Creek section of Brooklyn, just marked its 10th anniversary. Comment.
Borough-wide

New charter boats for Sheepshead Bay

Two new charter vessels are angling their way into Sheepshead Bay, this newspaper has learned. Comment.
Kings Courier

63rd Pct. bash-a-rama

63rd Pct. bash-a-rama Comment.
Kings Courier

Police brass salutes crime-buster

Congrats Mike! 71st Precinct Officer Michael Scarcella was given a special honor last week as he was named Patrol Borough Brooklyn South Cop of the Month. Comment.
Kings Courier

Fresh latkes for everyone!

Miriam Alexander, founder, Yehuda Memorial Center, and Beth Israel Chaplain Elaine Chan hosted a Latke Party at the Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division. Comment.
Kings Courier

PS 255 students earn coveted honors

A distinguished few of the little learners at Public School 255’s Barbara Reing School were cited with Student of the Month honors for “serving as exemplars in their schoolwork, their thoughtfulness, and their kindness for others,” according to the school’s Project Arts Liaison, Miriam Rankin. Comment.
Kings Courier

Support for curb cut relief

One local volunteer group is poised to support a proposal to revamp the city’s zoning to curb the proliferation of curb cuts and front-yard parking pads. Comment.
BoroBeat

Families enjoy a Holiday Craft Night at PS 255

To help get families into the spirit of the season, more than 300 children from PS 255 and their parents attended a Holiday Craft Night at the school. Comment.
BoroBeat

IS 278 supports the troops

Troops overseas will be enjoying a bit of Brooklyn hospitality this holiday season thanks to the Marine Park Intermediate School 278’s Builders Club, which supported Boatsies Boxes, an organization that creates stockings and other care packages to sendto US Troops serving overseas to help them feel more at home while they are protecting freedom abroad. Comment.
BoroBeat

100-year-old author celebrates publication

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Comment.
Flatbush

Ghost bullet

Ghost bullet Comment.
Flatbush

It’s the%A0 age of Barrak in Brooklyn

A charismatic student leader has emerged at one East Flatbush high school and his middle name is, coincidentally, Barrak. Comment.
Flatbush

A new ‘heartbreak hotel’

A new hotel in the borough, open and doing business for nearly a year, needs to get a special permit quickly to avoid being shut down, thanks to a Department of Buildings (DOB) misstep. Comment.
BoroBeat

P.S. 235K puts its talents center stage

Budding Alvin Aileys kicked off the holidays with a rollicking dance performance at Public School 235K. Comment.
Canarsie

NYPD brass salutes special 71st Precinct crime-buster

Congrats Mike! 71st Precinct Officer Michael Scarcella was given a special honor last week as he was named Patrol Borough Brooklyn South Cop of the Month. Comment.
Borough-wide

Councilman Williams: Let’s bring everyone together

As he looks forward to his first 100 days in office, Flatbush Councilmember Jumaane Williams wants to make sure that everyone, from the elderly tenant to precinct commanding officer, all sit at the same table. Comment.
Canarsie

50K grant gets it ‘Right’

A Brooklyn-based non-profit organization has the right stuff. Comment.
Borough-wide

Police revise homicide stats

Call it a Patrol Borough Brooklyn South New Year’s miracle — two homicide numbers have been resurrected. Comment.
Canarsie

Hyperbaric and Wound Healing Center

Do you have a deep acute or chronic wound that just will not heal?Brookdale’s Hyperbaric and Wound Healing Center provides state-of-the-art wound healing techniques including ultrasonic debridement that can help. Comment.
Canarsie

Holocaust survivor, centenarian and author

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Comment.
Canarsie

Beth Israel’s Kings Highway Division hosts Latke Party

Miriam Alexander, founder, Yehuda Memorial Center, and Beth Israel Chaplain Elaine Chan hosted a Latke Party at the Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division. Comment.
Canarsie

CEC 20 Special Ed workshop

The Community Education Council of District 20 presents a Special Education Committee Workshop: “What Am I Looking For? Observing a Child, Looking at a School,” 9:30 a.m., January 22 on the fourth floor of 415 89th Street in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Bay News

Imagine that - snow sidelines Santa Claus

It sounds like Santa was copping out of making his 2009 Rounds in Bensonhurst, but after 25 years of starting out of Bay 40th Street up 86th Street to get to 18th Avenue and 84th Street where my grandchildren anxiously await Santa, then traveling back to Bay 47 Street to greet another household of kids, the weatherman was the Grinch this year and Santa could not make it! Comment.
Bay News

Brass salutes local crime-buster

It was a long time coming. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops revise homicide stats

Call it a Patrol Borough Brooklyn South New Year’s miracle — two homicide numbers have been resurrected. Comment.
Bay News

The new ‘heartbreak hotel’

A new hotel in the borough, open and doing business for nearly a year, needs to get a special permit quickly to avoid being shut down, thanks to a Department of Buildings (DOB) misstep. Comment.
Crime

New Year’s Eve mug

New Year’s Eve mug Comment.
Borough-wide

FDNY Mobile CPR unit offers free training

The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit will hold regularly scheduled free CPR classes the second Tuesday of every month at EMS Station 32, 347 Bond Street. Comment.
Borough-wide

Church offers year-end $5,000 donation

Lutheran HealthCare’s Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation was presented with a $5,000 year-end donation from the Fort Hamilton Presbyterian Church. Comment.
Borough-wide

Helping their own: Gerritsen Beach opens their hearts to five victims

At first, Jim Donovan was surprised by the outpouring of support his neighbors have given the Hayes family as they recover from a devastating fire that left their lives in shambles. Comment.
Borough-wide

St. Francis DeSales Award for doc

Dr. John Celona, an integral member of Visitation Academy’s Father’s Club, and the school itself, was awarded the St. Francis DeSales Award during the celebration of Mass. Comment.
Borough-wide

Visitation Academy Mother

The Mother’s Club of Visitation Academy held its annual fundraising event at Gargiulo’s Restaurant, 2911 West 15th Street in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Veterans visit Our Lady of Perpetual Help

On Veteran’s Day members of The Catholic War Veterans Post #5 visited Our Lady of Perpetual Help and gave out $500 in prizes to the winners of its third annual Veteran’s Day Essay Contest. The theme of this year’s contest“My American Hero,” had students writingessays about service people that have had an impact on their lives. Comment.
Borough-wide

Freeze frame: polar bears take the plunge

Who needs Hawaii? Comment.
Borough-wide

NETS and Health Plus Team up for Lutheran Family Health Centers

The Lutheran Family Health Centers, NETS Basketball and Health Plus teamed up to brighten the holidays for patients of the Sunset Park Family Health Center. Accompanied by Santa Claus, NETS dancers and NETS mascot, Sly, handed out holiday gifts to children. Comment.
Borough-wide

Military personnel of all ages revel at VFW holiday party

Veterans from every major US conflict, from WWII to Afghanistan and Iraq, and their families came together to honor the sacrifices made by those who have served andcontinue to serve during the Rankin Healey VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post#4785 of Bay Ridge’s holiday celebration. Comment.
Borough-wide

Police revise murder stats

Call it a Patrol Borough Brooklyn South New Year’s miracle — two homicide numbers have been resurrected. Comment.
Borough-wide

Curb cut relief

They’re still thinking and reviewing, but members of Community Board 10 seem generally enthusiastic over proposed changes in the city’s Zoning Text that would tighten restrictions on the addition of curb cuts and front yard parking pads. Comment.
Borough-wide

GOPers revel in Rudy’s rhetoric

Trying terrorists in Gotham? No way! Comment.
Borough-wide

Board 7 chairman passes torch

Term limits may have forced Randy Peers to step down as chairman of Community Board 7 this week, but his descent was hardly a steep one. Peers, 39, will now hold the position of vice chairman. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tax preparation services at Golden

State Senator Marty Golden’s office will provide free income tax preparation services, for the 13th year, to senior citizens and residents of his district earning less than $30,000. Comment.
Borough-wide

Happy ending for English family

Keaton Bishop, a 17-year old British teen “on holiday” with his family, expected to do the things all first-time visitors to New York do — sightsee, shop and take in a Broadway show or two. Instead of returning to college and his South Yorkshire home before Christmas, however, Keaton and his dad, Paul, experienced something else entirely: Brooklyn emergency medical care—and hospitality. Comment.
Borough-wide

Visitation Academy collects toys

Every year, the students of Visitation Academy collect toys for the children of US troops, to be distributed to them at the Fort Hamilton Army Base, Fort Hamilton Parkway and 101st Street. Comment.
Crime

Skating on thin ice

Skating on thin ice Comment.
Bay News

Crooks targeting crooks

Crooks targeting crooks Comment.
Features

A bad sign for Brooklyn’s hometown crowd

Where is the Leaving Brooklyn - Fuggedaboutitsign on the Belt Parkway?Who took it down and what misguided authority would have perpetrated such a heinous act? Comment.
Borough-wide

New York’s Managed Care Reform Act

Managed care is fast becoming the health care delivery system of choice for tens of millions of Americans. Greater oversight and regulation has become necessary to ensure that consumers and providers alike are protected. In the 1990s, New York established new guidelines and requirements; however, as the system has since evolved, so must the regulatory process. For these reasons, the Assembly passed a law that I supported, effective Jan. 1, that will further bolster protections, expand consumer access and guarantee timely payment to providers (Ch. 237 of 2009). Comment.
Features

Jihadists beware! Citizen Braveheart to the rescue!

Fugghedabout Homeland Security, John. Q. Public-the-avenger has arrived to save us from the evil clutches of terrorists. Comment.
Features

PETA’s claws losing their point

A left wing newspaper in a heavily Democrat county asked if PETA is still relevant. By 59% to 44% the voters shouted No! It is no longer relevant. Many readers want to know what nude women have to do with animals. I don’t know but some of us just love to watch and photograph those unclothed demonstrations. Comment.
Borough-wide

Five-year-old left on freezing bus

A bus driver and matron were both in handcuffs Monday after they left a five-year-old mentally handicapped child in a locked, freezing-cold bus for nearly an hour and a half, area police said. Comment.
Borough-wide

Steaming Jumanee

Steaming Jumanee Comment.
Bay News

Brooklynite vies to be TV’s ‘Worst Cook’

She hasn’t hacked off a finger or made her microwave explode, but Brooklynite Rachel Coleman may very well be one of the “Worst Cooks in America.” Comment.
Bay News

Valley National Bank redeems stock shares

Valley National Bancorp, the holding company for Valley National Bank, has received approval from the US Department of the Treasury for its request to redeem the final 100,000 shares of Valley’s Series A Preferred Stock outstanding and held by the Treasury under the Capital Purchase Program. Comment.
Borough-wide

Simcha Felder steps down to work for comptroller

In an unexpected move, popular City Council member Simcha Felder resigned his post to join incoming Comptroller John Liu as a Deputy Comptroller of Budget and Accounting. Comment.
Bay News

Making the grade at the 6-0

It was a long time coming. Comment.
Bay News

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz collects coats to help the needy

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is working with Met Council and Madelaine Cleaners to collect winter coats for adult and children to be distributed to the needy. The coats may be brought to either Cymbrowitz’ office at 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road or to Madelaine Cleaners, 1616 Avenue M between East 16th and East 17th streets.After being cleaned, the coats are given to Met Council and distributed to those in need throughout New York City. Comment.
Borough-wide

Your weekly newsbriefs

Helping make the census count Comment.
Borough-wide

Food Fight!

Brooklyn resident and Food Network host Sunny Anderson has had it with Cablevision. Comment.
Borough-wide

Battle for Coney Island

The new planks recently installed on the Coney Island boardwalk are already falling apart, area residents claim. Comment.
Borough-wide

Across one Senate district, over 600 locations cleaned of graffiti since May

An infusion of cash in 2009 has resulted in the diminution of an urban scourge — graffiti — across a swathe of southern and western Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Domenic Recchia named City Council Finance Chair

Coney Island City Councilmember Domenic Recchia will be named chair of the Council’s finance committee, according to sources close to negotiations with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Comment.
Bay News

Amphitheater critics anticipate hearing

Opponents of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to construct a new $64 million amphitheater inside Asser Levy Seaside Park are preparing for an all-important public hearing on the project sometime soon - possibly this month. Comment.
Borough-wide

Avenue U garbage piles up

As garbage continues to pile up along Avenue U, local merchants are complaining the city’s Department of Sanitation is targeting them with an avalanche of summonses. Comment.
Borough-wide

So long Simcha, thumbs down to Dear

In a world where city politics is often seen as a blood sport, City Councilmember Simcha Felder is a class act. Comment.
Bay News

Free CPR classes on Bond Street

The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit will hold regularly scheduled free CPR classes the second Tuesday of every month at EMS Station 32, 347 Bond Street. Comments (2).
High School Sports

Kearney emerges onto city scene with Jeff win

Taylor Raccuglia and Sam Retas were sitting together in the stands at Bishop Ford last Wednesday afternoon when their Bishop Kearney coach, Rocco Sellitto, came walking toward them, shaking his head. The two teammates were wondering why Banneker, the team they were supposed to face, was warming up for another opponent. Comment.
High School Sports

Younger Cropper, Brooklyn Collegiate making waves in PSAL

Emonni Cropper had just put the Brooklyn Collegiate girls basketball team ahead three points with 14 seconds left. Then she hung around the baseline stealthily, picked off the inbounds pass and was fouled going to the basket. The sophomore guard’s two free throws all but sealed victory against Benjamin Banneker. Comment.
High School Sports

Stingless Hornets lack offense in loss to Molloy

Artie LaGreca described it as “Lid on the Basket for Jewel Day.” It is the holidays after all. Comment.
High School Sports

Ford rolls past Manhattan Center to fourth straight win

Shayra Brown is sick of hearing about it, but it never fails to rear its head. Every day, the Bishop Ford senior guard says, that someone brings up the Falcons’ loss to St. Francis Prep. It was the Terriers’ first league victory in two seasons and it came on the heels of Ford’s monumental win against powerhouse Christ the King. Comment.
High School Sports

No Moore losses: South Shore salvages week

The motivation for winning was evident. South Shore was on the verge of a third loss in five days in what hasn’t been a very happy holiday break. Comment.
High School Sports

Grace picks the Johnnies

Unlike so many other talented city products, Davontay Grace didn’t feel the need to leave the five boroughs when it came time to pick a college. Comment.
High School Sports

Coach has the right Rx

It was loud, it was intense and it was R-rated. And no, it wasn’t the latest action flick playing down Flatbush Avenue at the Kings Plaza multiplex. Comment.
BoroBeat

Just as freaky as they want to be

Freakin’ freaks — and proud of it — are Dick Zigun (left) Andrea Giaconi and “Xecutioner” Tom Dax as the keister-kickin’ triumvirate from the Coney Island Circus Sideshow takes a breather from eating glass, breathing fire and charming snakes at the Radegast Hall and Biergarten, 113 N. Third Street in Williamsburg. Comment.
BoroBeat

P.S. 216 salutes visiting jewish war veterans

Pint-sized patriots at Public School 216 showed their true colors by offering a pomp-filled salute to local war heroes in honor of Veteran’s Day. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

Borough-wide

Two killed in crash

Two killed in crash Comment.
Borough-wide

Williamsburgers’ 2010 Resolutions

A new year dawns in Brooklyn, and Williamsburg’s public officials, community leaders, business owners, and personalities have made their resolutions for a successful 2010. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Local pols react to Paterson reform proposals

State lawmakers representing Brooklyn hadmixed responses to Gov. David Paterson’s “State of the State” address, in which he set forth sweeping proposals to root out political corruption in state government. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn politics

Cheers...um, you are over 21, right? Comment.
Borough-wide

Green light for comedy at Fort Greene bookstore

It’s full steam ahead for comedy at the Greenlight Bookstore. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Senesh courtyard to get city eye

The city is vowing to take a closer look at cars parked in the courtyard of a Carroll Gardens private school, a situation that has long vexed some in the neighborhood. Comment.
Borough-wide

Markowitz gives OK to Rose Plaza

Borough President Marty Markowitz unexpectedly approved the Rose Plaza development project this week, according to sources close to the applicants, Isaac Rosenberg. Comment.
Williamsburg

The Public Wades Into Newtown Creek

While community leaders throughout North Brooklyn are encouraged about the eventual cleanup of Newtown Creek, many caution the federal agency about harming small businesses and endangering affordable housing projects during the process. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Council member Levin sets sights on his administration

Newly elected 33rd District City Councilmember Steve Levin is vowing to hit the ground running - or at least with his eyes open. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gowanus wall may get city protection

The city said this week it plans to investigate whether to landmark a revered Gowanus wall that some believe has a place in the annals of baseball history. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Gowanus and Newtown not created equal

What’s good for Newtown isn’t good enough for Gowanus — and some observers are wondering why. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn Drinks Liberally

A new chapter has opened in Drinking Liberally’s rapidly expanding social network empire, and it is in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Atlantic Avenue deemed third most dangerous for pedestrians

Atlantic Avenue and 4th Avenue have been deemed among the most dangerous for pedestrians in the tri-state region, according to a new report. Comment.
Borough-wide

Crime fall: 2009 banner year for robbery reduction

Muggers avoided Brooklyn like the plague in 2009. Comment.
Williamsburg

Murdered at pool hall

Murdered at pool hall Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Holiday B.B.s

Holiday B.B.s Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Violence in Vinegar Hill

Violence in Vinegar Hill Comment.
Borough-wide

Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District moves forward

Atlantic Avenue’s desire to form a Business Improvement District (BID) in the Downtown Brooklyn area is making serious headway. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bklyn’s in the house: De Blasio takes new Advocate position by storm

When he packed his bags and headed over to Centre Street in lower Manhattan last week, Bill de Blasio made sure he took a bucket full of Brooklyn moxie with him. Comment.
Borough-wide

Clarett’s ‘Collection’ gets committee nod

A Community Board 6 committee this week threw its support behind a series of applications that would legalize the construction ofa massive Carroll Gardens residential development. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Committee OK’s Berkeley Carroll plan

A construction plan by a Park Slope private school received a passing grade from a community board committee this week, overcoming the first in a series of hurdles the controversial project must clear. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 11, 2010

Borough-wide

Woman killed by forklift

Accident investigation officers look over the spot where a forklift struck and killed a 46-year-old woman Tuesday morning. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hillbilly Hipsters Decamp in ‘Burg

TrailerPark Comment.
Borough-wide

Bensonhurst teach is tops

A physics teacher at John Dewey High School has made the grade. Comment.
Borough-wide

New Lost City Found in ‘Burg Warehouse

As the clock counted to midnight, more than one thousand revelers crammed inside two three-story warehouses in East Williamsburg to dismiss 2009 and welcome 2010 in glamorous fashion. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn’s own Barrak makes a splash

A charismatic student leader has emerged at one East Flatbush high school and his middle name is, coincidentally, Barrak. Comment.
Borough-wide

Let’s Play Bridge!

Often overlooked but rarely underappreciated, transit fans unofficially celebrated the centennial birth of the Manhattan Bridge on December 31, 2009. Comment.
Borough-wide

Councilman Williams: Lets bring everyone together

As he looks forward to his first 100 days in office, Flatbush Councilmember Jumaane Williams wants to make sure that everyone, from the elderly tenant to precinct commanding officer, all sit at the same table. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ghost (bicycle) riders in the sky

They rest affixed to street signs, stark whitewashed bicycles locked on sidewalks near dangerous intersections where accidents have claimed the lives of cyclists and pedestrians. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklynite holds Court

Bobby Flay may have met his match on Court Street. Comment.
Flatbush

Stirring the pot on Church Avenue

For many of the borough’s shopping strips, the trick — definitely easier said than done — is striking the right balance between the divergent needs of diverse populations living cheek by jowl to each other. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn brownstone rental market awakens

Brooklyn’s brownstone rental market began 2009 as a lamb, but left as a lion, according to a recently released report. Comment.
Canarsie

2009’s ups and downs

2009’s ups and downs Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn a big player as city takes number 1 spot as tourism capital of U.S.

A Brooklyn eatery that has benefited from the city’s tourism efforts took center stage as Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the success of the city’s tourism efforts in 2009, as well as kicking off two upcoming promotions designed to encourage travelers to choose New York for a winter getaway. Comment.
Borough-wide

Battle for Coney Island’s boardwalk

The new planks recently installed on the Coney Island boardwalk are already falling apart, area residents claim. Comment.
Flatbush

Board poised to back city effort to curb curb cuts

One local volunteer group is poised to support a proposal to revamp the city’s zoning to curb the proliferation of curb cuts and front-yard parking pads. Comment.

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