Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mill–Marine Courier

Killed on the corner

A young couple was killed on June 25 following a harrowing motorcycle accident at a Marine Park corner. Comment.
BoroBeat

Young players sport awards at KBYO ceremony

“It’s hard not to give an award to a child!” said Kings Bay Youth Organization President Louis Spina. “They look forward to it because they worked hard for it.” Comment.
Flatbush

Leaving Flatbush — and her art — behind

South Midwood resident Lori Hayes is leaving Brooklyn at the end of July, but some of her artwork will remain behind on the streets of Flatbush. Comment.
Borough-wide

Compost heaven

They ripped up a parking lot and but in a paradise! Comment.
BoroBeat

Proud patriots flock to Dyker Heights for July 4 parade

To rollicking rat-tat-tats from a Knights of Columbus brass band, flag-waving girl scout Megan Ryba could hardly contain her smile as she proudly hoisted the Stars & Stripes and helped lead a color guard from Troop 2802 along the Brooklyn Independence Parade in sweltering Dyker Heights, June 26. Comment.
Bay News

Clones blow second game in a row!

Cyclones 2 Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones blow a game in the ninth!

Cyclones 3 Comment.
Bay News

Clones are back on track

Cyclones 6 Comment.
24/7

Scary stories for adults at the Old Stone House

For those looking for a way to cool down this summer, “Nocturnes” is sure to give you the chills. Comment.
24/7

Head into the wild with Great Elk at Bar 4

Great Elk may be named after an extinct species, but things are starting to pick up for the Brooklyn band. Comment.
24/7

Cool it! Our guide to all the local public pools

Dive right in to summer: outdoor public pools opened on June 29. Comment.
24/7

‘Annie Hall’ kicks off Brooklyn Bridge Park movie series

The movies are still great at the DUMBO outdoor series, “Movies with a View” — though the view has changed. Comment.
24/7

Hey, skywatchers! Here’s where to catch the fireworks

The Fourth of July is near, and that usually means one thing — fireworks. Comment.
24/7

‘Cary’ on! Hollywood icon Grant gets second BAM retrospective

“Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.” Comment.
24/7

Bklyn Yard’s loss is this loft’s gain

They’ve traded a toxic canal in the Gowanus for an artist’s loft in Bushwick. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gym-nauseam! PS 39 loses its recreation space!

Parents at a historic Park Slope elementary school that’s too small to have its own gym are fuming that the city will no longer rent out a recreation area for the kids across the street. Comment.
Editorial

Landmarking preserves neighborhood feel

In Brooklyn Heights, we regard landmarking as much more than the preservation of buildings. Yes, the Brooklyn Heights Historic District has some of the finest examples of 19th-century architecture in the city, but — corny as it may sound — it is the people living inside the beautiful brownstones who keep the community going. Comment.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Borough-wide

Corn shocker! Artist planted common grain, not Indian variety, on Smith

Boerum Hill’s corn is not as a-maize-ing as first thought, the artist responsible for the crop admitted this week. Comment.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bay News

One of the biggest wins ever

Renegades 5 Comment.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Williamsburg

¡Ay, papi! Vicino’s to close!

Williamsburg’s last Puerto Rican restaurant will soon be saying, “Adios!” Comment.
Williamsburg

Holy roller!

Next year in Greenpoint! Comment.
Williamsburg

It’s Oedipal! Restler runs against Warren, but campaigns against Steve!

A war of words is breaking out between two young challengers for North Brooklyn’s next Democratic District Leader — and Brooklyn’s judges are in the middle of it. Comment.
Editorial

Should Park Slope’s historic district be expanded?

Residents of Park Slope are considering vastly expanding their neighborhood’s historic district — already Brooklyn’s largest. It’s certainly true that many people equate historic district designation with preserving the “feel” of our neighborhoods, but others oppose such measures because of the rules and regulations that inhibit building owners’ ability to alter their structures. This week, we invited two strong voices on the subject to weigh in. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Ultimate’ fighter! Lawmaker’s bill to legalize blood sports moves ahead in Albany!

Getting a bill passed through Albany these days may be tougher than beating Chuck Liddell in a mixed martial arts match — but not if the bill could bring Ultimate Fighting Championship events to Brooklyn! Comment.
Williamsburg

Levin leads anti-Domino charge

A Williamsburg lawmaker slammed the Domino Sugar redevelopment plan as too big and too expensive for a neighborhood already burdened by packed subways and gentification. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ikea to city: No bike lanes!

A city plan for new bike lanes to the Ikea superstore would be so “dangerous” according to the store’s manager that he’s threatening to renege on some promises to the community if the project goes forward. Comment.
Editorial

Landmarking is a waste of time and money

Landmarking became part of the city’s life after the 1963 destruction of Penn Station and consists of two varieties: individual buildings and neighborhoods. I have no problem with landmarking historically or architecturally significant buildings, nor do I oppose the making of small historical districts as was done around Gramercy Park or the original district in Carroll Gardens. I do oppose landmarking broad swashes of our neighborhoods. Comment.
Borough-wide

Danger zone! Getting to the new Pier 6 is no joyride

When it comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s new Pier 6 playground, getting there is none of the fun. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Now this DUMBO plaza is finally a ‘Pearl’

DUMBO’s Pearl Street Triangle — which is as beloved as it is mocked — would become a pedestrian oasis complete with movie screenings and ample seating under a visionary plan put forth by three architects. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Pols on BQE repairs: Our way <i>is</i> the highway!

A state plan that could rip out a portion of historic Brooklyn Heights to repair the aging Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is nine miles of bad road, local pols said this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bay Ridge to city: No more bike lanes!

Fed up with a city that is forcing bike lanes down the throat of neighborhoods that don’t want them, a local panel voted on Monday against a plan to give space to pedal pushers in two new lanes on Bay Ridge Parkway and Shore Road. Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones crush Yanks to open the 2010 season

The Cyclones started the 2010 season with a bang over the weekend, taking two of three from their hated rivals, the Staten Island Yankees, winning the season opener on the road and then christening their newly named ballpark in perfect style. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lawsuit seeks end of Marty’s summer concerts

Opponents of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s proposed $64-million amphitheater in Asser Levy Park sued to block the Beep’s annual summer concert series because its amplified sound is too close to two Jewish temples. Comment.
Borough-wide

Holy shirt! NY Times threatens DUMBO biz over logo

The Old Gray Lady sure is cranky! Comment.
Borough-wide

Marty: How about ‘Adopt-a-Pool’?

Call it the “Adopt-a-Pool” program. Comment.
Borough-wide

Look out! Pier 1 repairs will keep parkgoers in the street for two more weeks!

You’re taking your life in your own hands when trying to enter Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park — and developers say it’ll be two more weeks before it’s safe. Comment.
Borough-wide

Boerum Hill downzone is movin’ on up

The city is inching ahead with a plan to rezone Boerum Hill, the last remaining neighborhood in the so-called “Brownstone belt” that has not gotten new restrictions for out-of-scale residential development. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Pier 1’s ‘danger domes’ are cordoned off

The hot metal play domes that caused such a ruckus when they scalded children during the opening days of the Pier 1 section of Brooklyn Bridge Park earlier this month have been placed off limits. Comment.
Borough-wide

It’s bar-mageddon! Proposal would close roofs and patios at 11 pm

The city that supposedly never sleeps apparently wants to get some shuteye at 11 pm. Comment.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Mill–Marine Courier

For the love of ices!

It’s double, double parking problem. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Gang graffiti found in Mill Basin

Gangsters — and just about everybody else — are leaving their mark in Old Mill Basin, and residents are worried that if something isn’t done about it quickly, the neighborhood will be drowning in tags. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Marine Park brawl ends in cellphone swipe

Running with cellphones Comment.
Kings Courier

This is why it hurts to be helpful!

Left flat-footed Comment.
Flatbush

Get your rockers off!

Residents and merchants of a Victorian Flatbush neighborhood are standing up against a plan that will let people sit down at a local subway station. Comment.
Flatbush

Emergency run-off election set for board

It’s a do-over! Comment.
Flatbush

Man gunned down on Schnectady Ave.

Shot on Schnectady Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Jeep thief wrangled

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Left flat

Left flat Comment.
Canarsie

Bike lanes bashed — by bicyclists!

The opposition to rolling out a bike lane in Canarsie is so strong, even bicyclists are against it! Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie: Bike lanes are for Park Slope

Bicyclists beware — Canarsie is off limits to your freewheeling shenanigans. Comment.
Borough-wide

Blood in the streets!

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops have close eye on area parks

In the wake of a shooting in Owl’s Head Park and a series of robberies committed by teens in Leif Ericson Park near 67th Street, the 68th Precinct says it’s stepping up patrols at both. Comment.
Borough-wide

Transportation commissioner was not prepared to meet Ridge

You might have thought that the Brooklyn transportation commissioner would have arrived at a Dyker Heights traffic forum at which he was to be the main event prepared to answer questions about the plethora of traffic issues in the neighborhood. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops nab Oxy thief

Investigators have nabbed the mullet-sporting menace allegedly responsible for a multi-borough robbery spree that ended at a Bay Ridge pharmacy. Comment.
Borough-wide

Police to crack down on clubs

A surge in assaults in Bay Ridge has police promising a crackdown on local clubs who flout the law — and are ultimately responsible for the violence. Comment.
Bay News

A rugby star grows in Brooklyn

Growing up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Mike Petri dreamed of being a professional athlete, but not a rugby player. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn Tech fencer a regular Renaissance woman

Stephanie Gales found a bit of a loophole — perhaps fitting since she wants to be a lawyer. Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones sweep the Ironbirds!

Cyclones 9 Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones beat the Ironbirds!

Cyclones 5 Comment.
Bay News

The Backman is magic

All Wally Backman demands of his Brooklyn Cyclones is perfection in the fundamentals of the game, and his team — assuming the personality of its new skipper — already looks up to the challenge. Comment.
Bay News

Kickball shocker! Sadewitz is injured!

It was a kickball weekend filled with the thrill of victory and the agony of victory. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lowe’s to open in Mill Basin on July 23

Lowe’s is coming on July 23. Comment.
Bay News

Jersey’s longer wood could save boardwalk

Back away from your concrete mixers and take a road trip to the Jersey shore. Comment.
Borough-wide

Getting in the Dorinson

A neighborhood civic group that claims it has been purposely locked out of a city panel for years is touting the appointment of one of its own this week as a small win against the power elite. Comment.
Bay News

Cops try to identify dapper dead man

Detectives are continuing to fall further down the rabbit hole in their search to identify the remains of a middle-aged man who surfaced off the coast of Manhattan Beach. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bay News gets action: Beach bike path back on track

The city and state resumed talks about the construction of a cement bike path on the Coney Island sand after we put a spotlight on the two-year-long standstill. Comment.
Bay News

Stabbed on the boardwalk

Stabbed on the boardwalk Comment.
Borough-wide

Fins of fury

Among the colorful sea urchins, Neptunes and half-naked women at Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade last weekend were some half-fish with a message. Comment.
Borough-wide

More victims come forward in case against incarcerated cantor

More troubles for sex abuse rabbi Comment.
Borough-wide

NYPD launches fireworks crackdown

Cops don’t want to take the pop out of the Fourth of July, they just want to remove some of the danger. Comments (1).
Features

New Yorkistan? Don’t rule it out!

There’s no denying the elephant in the room. Neither is there any rejoicing over the mosques proposed for Sheepshead Bay, Staten Island and Ground Zero because where there are mosques, there are Muslims, and where there are Muslims, there are problems. Comment.
High School Sports

Midwood’s Williams adds Wingate to season filled with hardware

The laundry list of symptoms makes you wonder how Donald Williams was even functioning, let alone running. Comment.
High School Sports

Wingate Award completes season of firsts for Bedford’s Jones

Brent Jones walked into St. Francis College for the PSAL’s Wingate awards dinner expecting to see a few athletes from other sports and their parents. When he strode into the auxiliary gymnasium on the Brooklyn school’s fourth floor he was stunned. Comment.
High School Sports

Midwood’s Oliver enjoys state titles, eyes 2012 Olympics

Three years ago Imani Oliver was really just learning the triple jump. Now she has aspirations of competing in it on the world’s greatest stage. Comment.
High School Sports

Mayor’s Cup organizers want true city title game

Andrew Gould looked onto the MCU Park field and smiled. Comment.
High School Sports

Mayor’s Cup all-star game a solid start, fantastic finish for seniors

Matt Molbury’s high-school career didn’t end the way the Bishop Ford catcher was hoping. The Falcons finished second in the CHSAA’s Brooklyn/Queens division and were unceremoniously bounced from the Class A intersectional playoffs with back-to-back losses to Archbishop Stepinac and division rival Xaverian. Comment.
24/7

Dinner and a movie made easy at Carmine’s

Italian food meets Italian cinema in Williamsburg this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Midwood point guard commits to Felician

The recruiting process is finally over for Gisell Peguero. The Midwood senior point guard committed Friday to Division II Felician College in New Jersey. And for her, it’s been a long time coming. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Zoom zoom! Drag racers hijack Avenue U

Late-night dragsters along Avenue U have neighbors holding their ears and police racing to figure out a way to stop the speedsters. Comment.
Bay News

Screecher’s most swellegant journey and party

I’m a native New Yorker, which means I was born in Manhattan. There are really not too many of us, since the affluent are probably the only ones that can afford to live there to enjoy all that the city has to offer. Comment.
Borough-wide

Eat my Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl begone! Comment.
Features

Stan sound’s off on Helen Thomas — and you can too!

Helen Thomas is gone her story is still with us. Comment.
Features

Works of mass destruction

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke Comment.
Williamsburg

Williamsburg Walks returns this weekend

Reclaim the streets! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

City and beer company raise a glass on Columbia compromise

Beer trucks will no longer ply quaint Columbia Street and will travel along the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway for at least the next six months, city and state officials announced this week. Comment.
24/7

Rad trad! Irish Music Festival at Floyd Bennett Field this weekend

Irish music isn’t just fiddles and jigs in 2/4 time. The scene is actually much more diverse, with influences of hip-hop, reggae and jazz finding their way into many modern bands. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A ‘formula’ crime

77th Precinct Comment.
24/7

Bell House to host ‘Unfancy’ food show on Sunday

Has Brooklyn’s annual “Unfancy Food Show” finally sold out? Comment.
BoroBeat

Coastal rallyers form a human chain in Coney Island

Leave only your footprints! Comment.

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