Sunday, June 20, 2010

24/7

Hidden history

History buffs, take note. Comment.
High School Sports

New kids on the block: Nazareth finds home in CHSAA B/Q Division I

Apache Paschall’s world is changing along with the landscape of CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Division I. For the first time in his decade-long career as a girls basketball head coach he and his team will have a division best suited for its talent to call home. Comment.
24/7

How to make the most of the Northside Festival

Here’s how Greg Sullo of the band Dinosaur Feathers will take advantage of the Northside Festival. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ex-Bishop Ford star Williams finds new home at UMass

Former Bishop Ford star Chaz Williams has found a new home. After spending his freshman year at Hofstra University, the point guard is off to the University of Massachusetts. Comment.
Borough-wide

Former Boys & Girls star finds a perfect match in Hofstra

Dwan McMillan’s journey to Division I basketball came to a satisfying close Friday night. Comment.
24/7

Tool time! At the CrestFest, art meets hardware

At the Crest Hardware Art Show, it’s difficult to tell where the art ends and the tools begin. Comment.
BoroBeat

Boody spring concert rocks the house!

Budding baritone horn player Chad Mitchell swelled his cheeks and pumped up the volume — helping add the jazz — during a spring concert at David A. Boody Intermediate School for Magnet Studies in Homecrest, June 3. Comment.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mill–Marine Courier

Join the Marine Park community band!

Attention, musical Marine Parkers — the Marine Park Community Band is looking for you! Comment.
BoroBeat

S’ Bay vet turns true-blue grimebuster for his community

He turned an eyesore into a red, white and blue sight for sore eyes! Comment.
Williamsburg

Bottled up! Make your own wine — in Williamsburg

In four months, Brooklynites can make their own wine — and, of course, drink it, too. Comment.
Features

BP, Obama, Guantanamo, and our fair city

I’m glad to hear it. But what about you, Mr. President, not thinking through your consequences? Comment.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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.
BoroBeat

Handy dads make the grade at PS 295!

The testosterone was in full swing at PS 295 on Saturday as deft dads turned handymen hunks to build raised beds for the school’s edible garden — earning themselves an A+ for good work! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Idle theat! Hook bus lot violates state law

The state is investigating a Red Hook bus lot, which has repeatedly violated idling laws and spewed toxins near a popular park and the waterfront area behind the new Ikea. Comment.
Bay News

I’m Lou Powsner, and I love gay musicals

St. Luke’s Theater reposes sedately, right off its busy street corner, in bustling Manhattan, but its kiosk hails the Broadway show, that daring “My Big Gay Italian Wedding.” Comment.
Bay News

Of crossing guards and future Rockettes

The union of service personnel — DC 37 — makes our schools run and keeps our children safe. Comment.
Features

Stan points the finger — again and again

The following is another smorgasbord of facts and opinions. Comment.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Williamsburg

The souffle falls? New city scrutiny could curdle the Greenpoint Food Market

Vendors at the burgeoning and homespun monthly Greenpoint Food Market were thrown into chaos last week when the city confirmed that it is placing the amateur chefs under new scrutiny under the guise of public safety. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Punch-a-thon deals violence a low blow

More than 100 boisterous warriors had a punching party at Prospect Park — and not a single cop responded! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

To save D&D pool, it’s Facebook to the rescue!

It’s sink-or-swim time for fans of the Douglass-Degraw pool, who are hoping that their newly created Facebook group will generate a tidal wave of letters to convince the big fish in city government to rescue their beloved watering hole. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Engagement party on Court St. gets ugly — and the father of the bride is in the middle of it!

Wedding bells were drowned out by the wail of police sirens at Marco Polo Ristorante on Court Street early on Saturday night as an engagement celebration ended in a frenzied free-for-all — and the father of the bride was nabbed! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Not so ‘Bueno’! Smith St. eatery to become a stationery store

The Smith Street rumor mills can stop churning — a stationery store is taking over the now-defunct Bueno restaurant at the corner of Pacific Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Sea no evil! Heights Key Food scrambles to relabel weird seafood mix

Another meat-labeling foul at a Brooklyn Heights Key Food has left managers scrambling to win back their customers’ trust, just days after the same Atlantic Avenue store’s legendary “Poultrygate” scandal. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Seven more horndogs captured in Boerum Hill sting

Seven more men — including one who assaulted a police officer — were busted on June 5 at a shady Boerum Hill corner for trying to get a little action from a woman who turned out to be an undercover cop. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Texting while walking

76th Precinct Comment.
Features

BP stands for ‘Bloody Paltry’

Brand BP Bloody Pathetic for creating what could be the worst ecological disaster of the 21st century. Also, one which could, dramatically, impact the world’s chemistry for years to come. Comment.
Borough-wide

MTA’s Jay Street paint chip disaster

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is spending $110 million to rehabilitate the bustling Jay Street subway station, but it is content to treat the hub’s entryway as an ugly stepchild. Comment.
Features

BP stands for “Bloody Paltry”

Brand BP Bloody Pathetic for creating what could be the worst ecological disaster of the 21st century. Also, one which could, dramatically, impact the world’s chemistry for years to come. Comment.
24/7

Spent a night sleeping with an artist!

An art gallery in DUMBO isn’t the coziest place to spend a week, but it certainly could be worse. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gowanus is one ‘Yard’ shy as party spot closes down

Friday was the day the parties died. Comment.
Borough-wide

Claws out! Lobster Pound guys stick it to Brooklyn Bridge Park!

It looks like Brooklyn is taking back the concessions at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Williamsburg

Greenpoint Bridge gives this cyclist 40 stitches!

The city is about to resurface the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge, but for Queens cyclist, Rafael Aviles, it is too little too late. Comment.
Borough-wide

What are those balls in the Gowanus Canal?

There’s something floating atop the notoriously polluted Gowanus Canal — and it’s actually a good thing! Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Home invasion

Home invasion Comment.
Kings Courier

Thieves eyeballed while breaking into Fashion Optics

Eagle eyes Comment.
Flatbush

Shot dead on East 21st Street

Gunned down Comment.
Canarsie

Cops to thug: What’s poppin?

Popped into pen Comment.
Borough-wide

House ransacked!

68th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

More summertime knifeplay

Blood on the sand Comment.
BoroBeat

PS 238 show brings school year to an end — with a round of applause

The giggling seventh graders adjusted their pink and blue wigs, made sure their rosy cheek patches were in place and excitedly waited for their cue to step on stage at PS 238, and help make the magic happen! Comment.
Flatbush

New community garden — not at Brooklyn College

By Helen Klein Comment.
Borough-wide

Bloody rumble: Teen shot in Owl’s Head Park brawl

A racially charged teen rumble in Bay Ridge’s bucolic Owl’s Head Park ended with a hail of bullets on June 2 when one of the scrappers pulled a gun and shot a rival in the chest. Comment.
Borough-wide

Acclaim for the 68th Precinct from inside NYPD ranks

The 68th Precinct has been recognized by fellow cops for its crime reduction efforts last year. Comment.
Crime

City coughs up $9.9 million thanks to ‘Mafia Cop’

City’s mafia cop payoff Comment.
Borough-wide

No wood equals no cash, say boardwalk businesses

Boardwalk-based businesses say the city might as well fit them with cement shoes if it plans to replace the wood they know and love with cement. Comment.
High School Sports

What a Knight: Madison ends Tottenville’s PSAL softball stranglehold

James Madison could see the end coming quickly. They were three outs away from a second straight finals loss to Tottenville. Tears were already falling inside the dugout. All the hope and hard work was going to be for naught. Comment.
24/7

Hidden history

History buffs, take note. Comment.
BoroBeat

Ringling’s Big Top is raised in Coney!

The “oohs” and “aahs” began Friday as 20 workers wielded their sledgehammers, driving the first stakes into the ground and alerting Coney beach-goers that the Greatest Show on Earth is almost here! Comment.
BoroBeat

Biden touts Bklyn Bridge facelift — from Manhattan!

We’re not chopped liver here in Brooklyn, Mr. Veep! Comment.
Bay News

Earth-shattering news — Sharon is leaving!

Sharon, my bride of 42 years, is finally leaving the Council on the Environment after 31 years. Comment.
24/7

Great lineup at the next Franklin Park reading on June 14

Get your week started with some booze and books. Comment.
24/7

Slainte! Toast James Joyce on Brooklyn’s very own Bloomsday (four days early)

Bloomsday has nothing to do with flowers. Comment.

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