Sunday, June 13, 2010

Kings Courier

Kings Highway gets two hour parking

You CAN beat City Hall. Comment.
Bay News

City’s traffic calming plan excites local residents

The city is ready to install traffic-calming measures at West Sixth Street and Kings Highway as dozens of residents and business owners are rallying to stop the plan in its tracks. Comment.
High School Sports

Top-seeded Xaverian falls short again

Xaverian tempted fate Thursday, needing a sixth-inning rally to beat Brooklyn rival Bishop Ford in a CHSAA Class A intersectional playoff game at Kaiser Stadium. Clippers coach Lou Piccola said his team was lucky to beat the Falcons. Comment.
High School Sports

PSAL outdoor championships notebook: Things not what they seem for Thomas

The “whoa” from the Icahn Stadium crowd was loud enough to be heard from the nearby Triboro Bridge as Sheepshead Bay’s John Thomas crossed the finish line in the 200 meters. Comment.
High School Sports

Williams sparks Midwood to first-ever PSAL outdoor title

It wasn’t a pleasant night for Donald Williams. The following day, well that’s a different story. Comment.
High School Sports

Cardozo, Medgar Evers relays to skip states for Grand Prix

Chamique Francis wanted some answers when told she and some of her Benjamin Cardozo teammates would not be headed to the outdoor track and field state meet. Comment.
High School Sports

Madison pitching rocked in Game 3 defeat to Lehman

Pitching and defense. It was the James Madison baseball team’s strength. Those basic winning tenets were nowhere to be found over the weekend. Comment.
High School Sports

Falcons fail to tack on runs in season-ending defeat

Bishop Ford scored two runs in the first three innings, a lead that held up until the bottom of the sixth. No. 1 Xaverian was on the brink of an upset loss for the second consecutive day, one that would have ended what was a promising season. Comment.
24/7

‘I painted over Andy Warhol’

Andy Warhol wasn’t much of a bird watcher. The iconic pop artist had a house out on Long Island — the closest thing we have to the county here — that was used mainly for parties. Comment.
Features

Notes from the back of my mind — and business cards

Every time I send my jackets off to the dry cleaners, I find more notes scribbled on the backs of business cards, envelopes and paper napkins. Here are some of those notes. Comment.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

24/7

Eugene Mirman brings the comedy to Celebrate Brooklyn on June 17

Celebrate Brooklyn isn’t just a summer-long music festival. Comment.
BoroBeat

Teachers v. students equals a kickin’ start to summer fun at PS 52

It’s not every day you get to kick your teacher — even if it is in good fun! Comment.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Brooklyn Heights

Court St. diner closes after only 10 days!

After only 10 days, building owner Danny Chow couldn’t stand the heat and got out of the kitchen. Comment.
Borough-wide

Spike Lee rolls out his vodka at the Blogfest on June 8 (weird, right?)

He doesn’t live in Brooklyn anymore, and he doesn’t blog, but Spike Lee will be the main draw at this year’s Brooklyn Blogfest. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

City blitzes Downtown with tickets

Drivers on Livingston Street were blanketed with tickets and some had their vehicles towed after the city changed parking regulations overnight, yet left parking meters in place with no notices that they were no longer in operation. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Fowl is fair! Key Food’s chicken relabeling is completely kosher

A Brooklyn Heights Key Food that has been repeatedly accused of changing the “sell by” date on meat is off the hook this week after the state revealed that the relabeling practice is completely legal. Comment.
Borough-wide

Boardwalk or sidewalk? Cement to replace Coney Island’s renowned trademark

Concrete is beating out wood at the Coney Island Boardwalk. Comment.
Borough-wide

Taps for this year’s Twilight Tattoo

Our Twilight Tattoo has been scrapped, and Washington, DC is to blame. Comment.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bay News

Off Broadway, Brooklyn’s ‘Housewives’ shines

Trying to hail theater lovers amidst Park Avenue’s climbing towers, the very modern and sedate fronted 59 East 59th Street Theater proudly proclaims “59 E — America’s Off-Broadway 2010.” It is a subdued theatrical oasis amidst the tall towers of Madison and Park avenues’ business offices. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Customer services self in Flatlands Ave. holdup

Business raid Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Judge Judy inducted with elite alums on Madison’s wall of fame

Judge Judy (Class of ‘61) says she was an “undistinguished student” who never made it to the honor roll when she attended James Madison High School, even though her parents ran a tight ship at home and disapproved of her chewing gum, wearing sneakers outside of gym or “walking aimlessly on Kings Highway and hanging out at Dubrow’s” on East 16th Street. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Pool plunge: Back deck gives way in Mill Island, three girls fall into Bay

It was a spine-tingling ride that was never meant to happen. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

City fixes broken Avenue U sidewalk

The sidewalk from hell has become heavenly! Comment.
Kings Courier

Bike theft bonanza

Bike theft bonanza Comment.
Borough-wide

Musical parts

Ford Econoline vans are great for business — if you business is crime, Comment.
Flatbush

Cyber thief sought

Cyber-rob Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Vicious subway mug

76th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Parks rep says cement boardwalk coming to Coney

Concrete is beating out wood at the Coney Island boardwalk. Comment.
Borough-wide

Stabbing outside club!

68th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Dream come true: Brooklyn’s Ottavino makes Major League debut

Adam Ottavino realized a lifelong dream Saturday afternoon. Comment.
Borough-wide

Inside one such troubled site

The empty lot at N. Ninth and Roebling streets in Williamsburg should have been a 204-unit condo — instead it is a danger to the community. Comment.
Borough-wide

City to play crossing guard along Ocean Avenue

A local panel voted down traffic calming measures the city says will help seniors cross streets along three major roadways in Southern Brooklyn — but construction is already set to get underway. Comment.
Borough-wide

How green is our valley? Corn stalk pokes up at Smith St ‘farm’

And on the sixth day — of a Boerum Hill art project — there was life! Comment.
Bay News

Memorial Day madness: Teen stabbed outside Luna Park

The much-hyped opening of Coney Island’s Luna Park closed on a far-from amusing note this past Memorial Day when a 17-year-old stabbed another teen just feet from the spanking new summertime entertainment spot. Comment.
Bay News

Sheepshead Bay parking garage rejected

Residents on Tuesday gave a resounding no on a special permit plan to add a 101-car parking garage in the heart of Sheepshead Bay. Comment.
Bay News

Look out below! Brightwater Towers residents fear West 8th St. subway station

Even forking over $50,000 a year for parking can’t help some Coney Island residents keep their cars — or their lives — safe. That’s because bottle-slinging hoodlums have made parking underneath the West Eighth Street subway station a nightmare. Comment.
Bay News

Nature lover: Man busted for masturbating in Bensonhurst park

Natural gratification Comment.
Borough-wide

MTA buses busted: CB15 rejects changes to B44

The MTA is a bunch of liars, according to a local panel. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn under a deluge of water meter thefts

Even cement can’t stop burglars from stealing water meters. Comment.
Borough-wide

Report: Brooklyn leads in derelict construction sites

The Borough of Churches is fast becoming the Borough of Empty Lots. Comment.
Features

Ground Zero mosque — a terror act in slow motion!

When a non-Muslim American can open and operate a strip joint in Mecca, a pork store in Islamabad or a gay bar in Tehran — with the full cooperation of Islamic authorities — then, perhaps, the thought of a mosque near Ground Zero might not be nauseating. Comment.
Features

Big screecher spits at MTA bigwigs

I felt like Paul Revere shouting “Channel 12 is coming! News12 is coming” the Wednesday before the rally as I scooted up and down Harway Avenue to mobilize the shopkeepers. Comment.
Features

Socialism: It’s all Greek to me

The cover of last month’s Frommer’s travel magazine shouted “DISCOVER THE SECRET HOTELS OF GREECE.” No doubt whoever wrote the article did so before the current uprising. Comment.
Features

Beans, beans, good for your wallet

I’m not sure why or how the old saying “it ain’t worth a hill of beans” came about, but I’m pretty confident it had something to do with beans being cheap. Comment.
High School Sports

X-Men cometh: Xaverian earns top seed in CHSAA intersectional playoffs

Xaverian coach Lou Piccola calls it the “hat trick,” and the Clippers are two-thirds of the way there after beating St. Joseph by the Sea, 8-5, at Shore Road Park last Friday afternoon. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly beats heat, Mann for fifth straight NYSAISAA title

Poly Prep has an intricate pre-game routine that’s more cheerleader than softball player. There’s singing, a little dancing and the trademark mimicking of a rollercoaster. Comment.
High School Sports

Sensational sophomore steers Collegiate to title

Before the biggest game of his life, Rick Terry took a nap — on a bus full of loud and excited teammates. As he slept, they placed a speaker near his ear and cranked up the music. Comment.
High School Sports

Maher’s blast makes Madison a winner

Moments after Matt Maher’s fielding error gave John Adams the lead, he sat in the dugout by himself to collect his thoughts. Madison coach Vinny Caiazza went over to his senior third baseman. Comment.
High School Sports

Molbury, Ford bounce back to best Mavericks in Game 3

Matt Molbury and Joe Todaro were at the center of a dramatic seventh inning last Saturday afternoon. Attempting to close out a victory, Molbury gave up a three-run double to Todaro and Moore Catholic came away with a wild Game 2 victory. Comment.
Borough-wide

Jefferson’s Austin finds a home -- at long last -- at Dowling College

Corwin Austin woke up last Thursday morning with a hop in his step. Breakfast tasted better. He felt differently. Comment.
BoroBeat

Lena Cymbrowitz health fair — the prescription for a good life!

The services were among several offered at the Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair in Sheepshead Bay, May 23, where pro-active boroughites found the prescription for good health — complete with screenings, information, giveaways and a good time. Comment.

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