Sunday, May 23, 2010

High School Sports

Ford runs over previously unbeaten Xaverian

Bishop Ford had just done what no team in the CHSAA could do this year, beating previously undefeated Xaverian, the No. 1 team in The Post’s New York City baseball poll. And the Falcons did so convincingly, routing the Clippers, 9-2, at Shore Road in Brooklyn on May 11. Comment.
High School Sports

Samuell finds best of both worlds in Fordham

Rarely at a loss for words, Lamount Samuell Jr. didn’t do much talking last weekend. After signing his National Letter of Intent with Fordham University, he was too happy. Comment.
High School Sports

Capozucca shakes off injury, propels Poly Prep

When Poly Prep scored three runs against Horace Mann in the top of the first inning, it looked like things would be business as usual for the defending NYSAISAA champions. However, in the bottom of the inning, things got intriguing for the Blue Devils and their ace pitcher Victoria Capozucca. Comment.
High School Sports

Naz nice destination for former St. Mike’s players

Apache Paschall was a desperate man three months ago. The CHSAA Class AA state playoffs were approaching and the then-St. Michael Academy girls basketball coach was trying to find suitable — and big enough — places for his nationally ranked team to practice in. Comment.
High School Sports

Alston sees current, future progress for Lions girls basketball program

Alston isn’t one to expect immediate success, but progress is another matter. Comment.
High School Sports

New Utrecht turns triple play, but falls to Fort Hamilton

Chris Hodgens wasn’t even looking as he threw the ball toward second base. New Utrecht’s catcher’s left spike was stuck in the dirt as he heard everyone yelling “two.” Comment.
High School Sports

Loud and talented, Fort Hamilton’s making plenty of noise

When team leaders Daniel Mendez, Franciel Campusano, Franklyn Perez, and Johnny Faison Jr. gathered for offseason workouts, the four didn’t talk about goals for the upcoming season. They didn’t discuss hitting techniques or how to attack opposing hitters. Comment.
24/7

What’s in this Junk Science?

Take the rhythms and voice of El-P from his 2002 album “Fantastic Damage.” Then add … Comment.
24/7

Check out this ‘Junk’ at the Knitting Factory on Friday

Not much has changed since Baje One and DJ Snafu were teenagers. Comment.
Williamsburg

Tennis anyone? McCarren volunteers fix court that the city forgot

A rag-tag ring of racketeers has taken it upon itself to refurbish a decaying tennis court in McCarren Park after the city claimed it was too broke to fix it. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Unfair fowl! Heights Key Food appears to have doctored ‘sell-by’ date on a chicken

Talk about fowl play! A Brooklyn Heights Key Food was under state scrutiny last week after a woman alleged that store workers placed a new “sell by” label on her chicken — 11 days after the date on the original label had passed. Comment.
Borough-wide

The great debate! It’s Perfetto vs. Carroll — live (on tape)!

This exhilerating forum is actually an historic event — the first internationally Webcast debate for a district leader position in the history of Brooklyn! Comment.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Borough-wide

City not picking up trash

It’s official: the city has stopped picking up garbage. Comment.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

24/7

‘Score’! Swap meet returns on May 29

You’re sure to score at this event. Comment.
24/7

Southpaw’s ‘Hipster Demolition Night’ is music without pretense

Jay Banerjee hates hipsters. Comment.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Williamsburg

This real life WWII vet will lead the Greenpoint Memorial Day parade

After 91 years, nearly all of them spent in North Brooklyn, it is Pasquale Sparano’s time. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Skateboarder ripped!

78th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

‘Cold Blood,’ hot price! Truman Capote’s Heights home for sale

He lived in Brooklyn. By choice. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Squibb Park work underway in the Heights

Brooklyn Heights’ next big makeover is underway — the resurrection of the long-defunct Squibb Park into a gateway to the new Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Once bitten

77th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

It’s Never Scared and Bacon Bits!

Brooklyn Kickball powerhouse teams Never Scared and Bacon Bits are off to a fast start this year, despite several mini-dust tornadoes appearing on the field and record-cold temperatures at the McCarren Park Thunderdome on Sunday night. Comment.
Bay News

Judge: Coney suit baloney

The city acted properly when it rezoned portions of the Coney Island’s amusement distirct, shrinking the area available for rides from 47 acres to 12-1/2, and allowing hotels and housing to be built along the waterfront, a judge ruled yesterday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Traitor Joe! One day after big bust, thief hits grocery shopper

One day after cops arrested a purse-snatcher in a daring undercover sting at Trader Joe’s, another bandit plied his sick trade in the aisles of the trendy Court Street grocery store. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Toxic timebomb! State sues chem company for PCBs under Red Hook Park

State authorities have discovered “unacceptable” levels of cancer-causing chemicals near Red Hook Park — and the villain is the same company recently fingered by the feds for fouling the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
24/7

This ‘Lion’ roars for two Zimbabwean exiles

Two Zimbabwean greats combine for a poetic fusion of dance and music this month. Comment.
Borough-wide

Death stalks Prospect Park again as a dead possum is found

The Grim Reaper has plied his deadly trade by the lake in Prospect Park yet again this week, leaving in his wake a dead raccoon, a possum and several gosling — whose corpses all showed up on the same day that we reported that the federal government had given Prospect Park an environmental award! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bright idea for Grand Army Plaza — new traffic light in circle of hell

The hair-raising traffic pattern on the western side of Grand Army Plaza will soon be tranquilized by a new red light to deter drivers from jockeying for position at the most dangerous point in what easily could have been Dante’s 10th circle of hell. Comment.
Borough-wide

Proxy battle! Race for district leader — what? — is really all about Vito Lopez

This year’s biggest election battle is being waged on the lowest rung of the political ladder — a fight for a district leader post in the heart of Brownstone Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bklyn Bridge Park is half Manhattan! Two of four concessionaires are from the outer borough

The operators of Brooklyn Bridge Park have announced the four concessionaires who will be serving food and drink on Pier 1 — and two of them are from Manhattan! Comment.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Flatbush

Combative co-worker

PO’ed and punchy Comment.
Borough-wide

Soccer hooligans

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

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

Seniors don’t use the subway! Comment.
Borough-wide

Long road to rehab on Ocean Parkway bike lane

It took six years to build Ocean Parkway in the 1870s, but it’s taken twice as long, and $10 million, to fix its bucolic bike lane — and the work isn’t finished yet. Comment.
Borough-wide

Over 250 guns “bought” off Brooklyn streets — legally!

One hundred seventy four handguns and assault weapons bought with gun buy-back debit cards? $34,800. Comment.
Borough-wide

Murder suspect convicted — but not for hate crime

Hate crime conundrum Comment.
Borough-wide

Tsar power! NBA approves Prokhorov to take over Nets

Put the borscht on the menu at the Barclays Center — a Russian billionaire now owns the Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets! Comment.
Bay News

Legislative breakfast is bountiful, beautiful and productive

The Community Education Council held its second annual legislative brunch at breathtaking Kingsborough Community College on Friday April 30. It was a glorious morning and I suspect the perfect weather plus the beach view from the cafeteria, where the brunch was held above it in U220, stimulated everyone’s appetite. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Residents: Too many Trucks on T

Impatient truckers eager to bypass traffic and deliver their goods to Mill Basin stores are veering off truck routes and threatening children on residential streets, neighbors say. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Cracked Avenue U sidewalk is the pits!

It’s “pathetic” that the city has yet to fix sidewalks destroyed during a nor’easter two months ago, Mill Basin residents say. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brutal morning on the F train

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Pier restaurant still a distant dream

Canarsie residents shouldn’t expect a restaurant — or any other business — to open up in the long-vacant building on Canarsie Pier anytime soon. Comment.
Borough-wide

Would-be Ridge leader says he’ll only back candidates who back him!

Kevin Peter Carroll has a few choice words for elected officials who endorse his opponent, Ralph Perfetto, for state committeeman: carry your own petitions! Comment.
Bay News

Skewered! BBQer stabbed at beach brawl

A partygoer was stabbed in the head with a barbecue skewer May 7 during a cookout in Manhattan Beach. Comment.
Features

Burqa not welcome any more

If human rights existed in Muslim societies, weak women would not be conned into covering up their beauty — and do so little about it. Comment.
Features

Running on dumb luck

What is really scary about this whole Times Square bomb incident is that the only reason we’re safe is that Faisal Shahzad didn’t know a hot wire from a jumper cable. Comment.
High School Sports

New Nazareth squad leaves questions for CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens

Former St. Michael Academy coach Apache Paschall and his players landing at Nazareth has CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens coaches wondering what the future holds for their league. Comment.
High School Sports

Matt’s all folks: Madison’s Ecock slams door on Telecom

The game-winning run stood 90 feet away. The crowd worked itself up into a lather and the opposition was on its feet, making noise however it could. Comment.
24/7

It’s a pizza the action for Cucina legend Michael Ayoub

Like his pizza, Michael Ayoub’s career as a pizza man has been circular — when he opens his second outpost of Williamsburg pizza spot Fornino this week in Park Slope, he’ll be returning to the space where he first made his mark nearly 20 years ago at Cucina, once the lone high-quality eatery in Park Slope. Comment.
Bay News

Arcade fire! Blaze guts Coney funhouse

It’s game over at the Coney Island Arcade — at least for now. Comment.
Borough-wide

Spiked! Pro volleyball tourney to skip Coney Island this summer

The recession has claimed another casualty: Frolicking bikini-clad athletes in Coney Island. Comment.
24/7

This ‘Bad Idea’ sounds pretty damn sexy

Jonny Porkpie has a bad idea. Comment.

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