Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bay News

Yanks finally beat the Cyclones

Salvaging something out of the three-game opener to the 2010 season, the Yankees beat the Cyclones 2-1 on the Rock. Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones take home opener from hated Yankees!

The Cyclones have done it again — beaten the hated Staten Island Yankees for the second straight night, this time in the home opener at MCU Park. Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones take season opener from hated Yankees!

The Cyclones started the 2010 season with a bang — make that five bangs — against their hated rivals, the Staten Island Yankees, taking the first of a three-game series with a convincing 5-3 victory on the Rock. Comment.
24/7

Lobster shift! Waterfront Book Festival celebrates maritime literature

The waterfront has long been a source of inspiration for Brooklyn writers, from Walt Whitman to Budd Schulberg. Comment.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Two stolen bikes recovered from Prospect Heights shop

Four down, 32 to go. Comment.
Borough-wide

You’re invited to a day of family fun

Coney Island's 20th Anniversary Sand Sculpting Contest & Unity Day Celebration and here's your invitation from its sponsor Astella Development Corporation. Comment.
24/7

It’s no ‘Illuscination’ — new Ringling circus is solid entertainment

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey hails itself as “The Greatest Show on Earth,” but the latest incarnation of the company’s one-ring venture in Coney Island is more like “The Subtlest Circus on Earth.” Comment.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

BoroBeat

Marathon BioBlitz makes eco-history in Jamaica Bay

More birds flock to Brooklyn — naturally! Comment.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Editorial

New Domino a benefit to the community

We are particularly pleased that the City Planning Commission has unanimously approved our “New Domino” plans, which will now advance for final consideration by the New York City Council. Comment.
Editorial

The New Domino: A benefit to Williamsburg

We are particularly pleased that the City Planning Commission has unanimously approved our “New Domino” plans, which will now advance for final consideration by the New York City Council. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Marty joins the pool party! Beep to don trunks to protest Double-D closure!

Add Borough President Markowitz’s voice — and his topless physique — to the chorus of opponents who are hot under the swim trunks at the city’s decision to close the “Double-D” public pool in Gowanus for budgetary reasons this summer. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Going ‘Yard’! Cool Gowanus pop-up parties are back!

The BKLYN Yard is dead! Long live the BKLYN Yard! Comment.
Williamsburg

Market crash! City scrutiny scuttles Greenpoint food vendor gathering

The organizer of the Greenpoint Food Market has decided to fold her 10-month-old indie eats bazaar in the face of a threat from city health officials to slap summonses on her vendors because they lack commercial food handling permits. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Councilman Steve: Save the D&D Pool!

One week after the city announced that it would close the Douglass-Degraw pool this summer, the neighborhood’s councilman called the move disastrous and vowed to open the watering hole for his sweating constituents. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More crime at Trader Joe’s!

76th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Bensonhurst board says get rid of corner litter baskets

Bensonhurst residents are fearing mountains of garbage on the street if a local panel succeeds in getting the city to remove all the corner litter baskets in the neighborhood. Comment.
Flatbush

City still trying to get Park Circle right

Even the city admits that it hasn’t fixed all the traffic problems at Park Circle. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Loud and clear

Fed up with the noise reverberating from a local rental hall, residents, police and politicos held a closed-door meeting with Party Central owner Carlo Muraco last week to tell him to turn it down. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Woman nearly raped on quiet Carroll Gardens street

It can happen here — even on one of the quietest blocks in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Fix the BQE? Here are three ways

• Work with what we’ve got: Improve the existing highway from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street, a lower impact remedy that would spare the taking of property, but would not fully meet state design criteria along the entirety of the 1.5-mile stretch. Adding new traffic lanes, and an expansion on its current right-of-way are options in this scenario. Advantage: Cheaper. Disadvantage: Drivers don’t get 12-foot-wide lanes and safer curves and the roadway is more crowded Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

The road ahead

It’s going to take more than a decade to fix the stretch of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street, a substandard roadway that is well past the end of its lifespan. Here’s how that process began and will roll on. Comment.
24/7

‘Fiery’ talk from Furnaces co-founder

Ten years ago, Eleanor Friedberger didn’t have too many places to play in Greenpoint. Comment.
Williamsburg

Vandals attack BP station in Williamsburg

A BP station on Williamsburg’s Southside was attacked by protesters angry at the ongoing ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Highway robbery! State is mulling taking Heights homes for BQE repair

Classic brownstones and other homes in historic Brooklyn Heights may be demolished by the state as part of the long-overdue effort to shore up and modernize the aging Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, state officials revealed this week. Comment.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Editorial

New Domino is just too big

Last week, the City Planning Commission approved the redevelopment of the historic Domino Sugar factory by CPC Resources, the for-profit subsidiary of the Community Preservation Corporation, and the Katan Group, a luxury housing developer. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Claws come out on Hendrickson Street

Hendrickson cat fight Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Pedestrians invade Marine Park bike path

The battle of the pedalers, power-walkers and pedestrians has begun! Comment.
Kings Courier

Sinful act: Sex abuse charges against Three Hierarchs teacher

Teacher sex assault Comment.
Borough-wide

Shot with mom’s gun

A 15-year-old Flatlands boy was taken into custody on June 12 for shooting a friend with his mother’s gun. Comment.
Flatbush

Cops shoot armed menace

NYPD shoot Comment.
Canarsie

Gunmen raid bakery

Bakery raid Comment.
Canarsie

A “Constantine” thorn in the side

Meet Canarsie’s Public Enemy Number 1: a drug-addicted parolee who raided 11 homes before being arrested and forced to go on a block-by-block tour of the neighborhood with investigators, giving them a tally of both the homes he victimized and the sins he committed. Comment.
Borough-wide

Deliveryman beaten

68th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Death hangs over O’Dwyer Gardens

Mom dies in Coney shooting Comment.
Bay News

Power outage! Coney station’s solar array is fueling disappointment

The MTA’s “solar” roof at the Stillwell Avenue subway station is Coney Island’s biggest dog-and-pony show. Comment.
24/7

Funky fresh sound

Hank & Cupcakes have been making music for over a decade, but it took moving to Brooklyn to put them on the map. Comment.
Borough-wide

Dyker Heights hates idea of new bike lanes

The city wants to paint a bike lane through the heart of Dyker Heights, but some residents of the car-dependent neighborhood think it will take away valuable space from their autos. Comment.
Bay News

Houston we have a draft pick: Bishop Ford’s Gomez goes to Astros

Esteban Gomez heard he could be drafted as high as the eighth round. Instead, the Bishop Ford first baseman was taken by the Houston Astros in the 35th round on June 9. Comment.
Bay News

Lundy’s home to become home to surf and turf

Surf and turf is coming back to Lundy’s. Comment.
Bay News

New marina plan makes waves in Sheepshead Bay

A plan to build a private marina in Sheepshead Bay has some residents worried that their waterways will be clogged with sand. Comment.
Borough-wide

Butt we love to smoke!

Carrying buckets of used butts, anti-smoking advocates rallied on the boardwalk in Coney Island last week against smoking in city parks, saying our local beaches, while excellent for extinguishing cigarettes, are not ashtrays. Comment.
High School Sports

State outdoor championships roundup: Brooklyn’s best shine

It was quite a performance by Brooklyn athletes at the New York State Federation outdoor track and field championship last weekend. Comment.
High School Sports

Panaro’s homer will be one of PSAL softball lore

Nikki Panaro and new James Madison coach Jeff Meltzer clashed at times this season. Most of the time it had to do with the senior first baseman’s potential and significance to the team. Comment.
High School Sports

All in the family: Mets draft Poly Prep’s J.J. Franco

J.J. Franco grew up with the Mets, playing video games with Cliff Floyd; shagging fly balls in the outfield at Shea Stadium, with his father, John Franco; and rubbing elbows with Mike Piazza and Al Leiter. Comment.
24/7

Mermaid Parade returns on Saturday!

The Mermaid Parade returns to Coney Island this weekend, with shiny scales, elastic flippers and, yes, widespread nudity on Surf Avenue. Comment.
24/7

Grit and bear it at this all-grits festival

Joe Pesci’s Vinny Gambini character in the movie “My Cousin Vinny” was probably the first Brooklynite to eat grits, but he sure won’t be the last. Comment.
Features

Empire state of mindlessness

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” Comment.
BoroBeat

Grand Kickoff to Library Summer Reading Program Brings Sesame Street to Brooklyn

For a day, Sesame Street intersected Grand Army Plaza — and scores of the borough’s tykes were right at the heart of the excitement. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Smacked into somersault! Car knocked around in Mill Basin, but lands wheels down

Firefighters and paramedics from the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps fitted a motorist for a back brace on June 10 following a Mill Basin car accident that sparked a terrifying tumble for both the driver and the mini-van he was seated in. Comment.

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