Sunday, July 11, 2010


Safety zone area has key hole

A city study that could help senior pedestrians in East Flatbush has left off a strip of Remsen Avenue that has become a speedway. Comment.

Brighton Beach says it needs more parking

The only municipal parking lot in bustling Brighton Beach has become a battleground between jealous short-term users and privileged permit holders — and some say the only solution to the conflict and a chronic shortage of parking is a 1,000-space parking garage in the sky. Comment.

Say ‘Ola’ to David Wingo at Littlefield next week

By night, you can find him with an acoustic guitar, fronting his indie band Ola Podrida. Comment.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bay News

Slugfest knocks out Cyclones

Cyclones 12 Comment.
Bay News

Disastrous 5–0 loss to the Yankees

Yankees 5 Comment.

JellyNYC releases its ‘pool party’ schedule

Summer in Williamsburg means free waterfront concerts! Comment.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bay News

Damn Yankees — again! Clones fall in extra innings

Cyclones 1 Comment.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Music to our ears! Summer concert series kicks off at the Canarsie Pier

Hey music lovers! Get ready for Brooklyn’s other seaside concert series. Comment.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Youth will be served — literally! — at AYSO this fall

When you’re 14, it isn’t easy getting slide-tackled by a 19-year-old striker with 40 more pounds of brawn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gym-nastic! PS 39 gets its recreation space back

Parents at PS 39, a historic school on Sixth Avenue that’s too small to have its own gym, raised a ruckus last week when the city refused to renew a lease on a neighboring gym space because the operators of the space, the Camp Friendship Youth Program, sought to raise the rent from $48,000 to $67,850. Comment.
Bay News

Damn Yankees! Clones fall 8–5

Yankees 8 Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones win their fourth in a row

Renegades 3 Comment.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Williamsburg charter high school moves to Bushwick

School’s out for summer — but when September rolls around, one Williamsburg school will be in a different place. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Check out our hot Double-D Pool video!

Our editor and serial shirt remover Gersh Kuntzman christened the Double-D Pool in his inimitable fashion, as you can see from the video above. Comment.

Power failure leaves 1,100 Williamsburgers boiling mad

More than 1,100 Williamsburg residents were without power on Tuesday after ConEdison cut electricity to the area to make emergency repairs to its overloaded distribution system on one of the hottest days of the year. Comment.

A big Domi-YES from the Council

A key Council committee unanimously approved the $1.2-billion Domino redevelopment project this afternoon — with the blessing of an anti-project Williamsburg lawmaker — thanks to a last-minute deal that would reduce the size of the project’s tallest towers yet not eliminate any affordable housing. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Double D-lightful as Gowanus pool reopens

It’s back and better than ever. Comment.

Downtown walls, if nothing else, start to look great

Lipstick on a pig, indeed — some abandoned construction sites in Downtown are looking a lot cooler these days now that local artists are turning the sites into canvases. Comment.

Ice creamed! Blue Marble’s frosty debut on Pier 1 is delayed

The promise of summer ice cream in Brooklyn Bridge Park is melting away after the owners of Blue Marble Ice Cream revealed that bureaucratic snafus have delayed their Pier 1 opening. Comment.

Blood in the streets!

68th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Win streak at three as Clones own first place

Cyclones 8 Comment.

Hey, Joe, nice rack! And thanks for the press release about bike apparatus

There’s a new bike rack at the East River State Park — and a Williamsburg assemblyman is taking the credit. Comment.

New ‘Narrows’ bar is long on style and wide on substance

Flushing Avenue has a new oasis from its busy truck route and heavy manufacturing neighbors — a bar that serves craft beers and organic cocktails. Comment.

Jet ski teen’s legacy lives on

Paul Zaccaria was hailed for his free spirit during a ceremony, coordinated by the motorcycle club Rolling Thunder Chapter 1, NY, whose members rode from Marine Park to his family’s home on National Drive where they cast flowers in the water during a touching tribute. Comment.

Get wet and wild at Coney this summer

You won’t have to jump in the ocean at Coney Island to get wet and wild this summer. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Another bike is gershed

77th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ooh-ooh, that well! EPA digs to find source of Gowanus toxins

It’s not all fun and games at an area playground — it’s also Superfund-related science! Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

BQE planners take Heights off the hit list

State officials have slammed the brakes on a controversial plan to eviscerate part of historic Brooklyn Heights in order to modernize the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, conceding on lastWednesday night that the shocking scheme is untenable. Comment.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mill–Marine Courier

What a fraud! Employee pulls badge after swiping money from till

Sticky badges Comment.

Thieves shoot cabbie during Crooke Ave. robbery

Cabbie gunned down Comment.

City’s traffic meeting gets little traffic

A virtually unpublicized meeting held by the city to go over its plans to deal with horrendous traffic on Flatbush Avenue attracted only three residents — and had some wondering if the government wanted any community input at all. Comment.

Mets are Amazin’ at the Bed-Stuy Y

They’re even more Amazin’ with a brush. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Motel’s TV caper

76th Precinct Comment.

Boy shot over stolen bike

Shot over bike Comment.

Bike lane backlash: Cyclists speak out against board votes

Bay Ridge cyclists are as divided as a two-way street over whether bike lanes in Bay Ridge will keep them safe. Comment.
Bay News

Clones win second in a row

Renegades 2 Comment.

Gavel to Gavel

Phoenix falling Comment.
Bay News

Two nabbed for Sheepshead Bay murder

Nabbed for murder Comment.

Pols sue MTA over cuts

An 11th-hour lawsuit filed by two Bay Ridge politicians and three of their disabled constituents has failed to derail the planned service cuts that went into effect on Sunday. Comment.

Cleopatra and Marc Antony knew, so did Penelope and Odysseus

“I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do.” “It’s too hot.” “What’s to eat?” “Do I have to get up now?” Comment.

Raise the roof this Fourth of July at a bar with a view

Don’t have rooftop access this Fourth of July? Don’t feel left out. These rooftop bars and restaurants provide some great views of Brooklyn and beyond, so you can catch a glimpse of the city’s fireworks, legal and otherwise, or just enjoy the night air. Comment.

Prepare to hoist the giglio!

Talk about heavy lifting. Comments (1).

100 years and counting

A happy birthday, and a happy Fourth! Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Dugouts of shame!

Dirty dugouts! Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Courts of appeal: Marine park handball fix

The city has begun cleaning up the area surrounding Marine Park’s handball courts. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Flagged-off area to get a flagpole

A cordoned-off area of the Great Lawn at Marine Park has some visitors wondering what’s going on. Comment.

Garden-variety victory

Bowing to demands made by a group of gardeners who used its grounds to sow the earth, Brooklyn College agreed to spare two-thirds of the Campus Road Community Garden one month after it had kicked the gardeners out and began building a parking lot on the site. Comment.

Model elders sparkle on the runway at Caton Pk. Nursing Home

Fugghedabout Bryant Park — Caton Park Nursing Home was the new kid on the style runway when the golden set teamed up for a fashion show to show ’em all how it’s really done! Comment.

Tales from the crypt: Locals dying to get into the new Canarsie Cemetery

So that’s why they’re building fences around the new Canarsie Cemetery! Comment.
Bay News

Cory is at the ‘Vaughn’ guard of Cyclone success

It’s only the third week of the season, and Cory Vaughn — the Cyclones’ speedy right-fielder with a surprising amount of power — is emerging as the face of the team. Comment.

Fountain blues along the Shore Road bike path

It’s strictly BYOB — bottles of water, that is — on the Shore Road bike path, and the city’s failure to provide working fountains along the popular path leaves cyclists, joggers and pedestrians at risk of heat stroke. Comment.

Boardwalk repairs put crimp on foot traffic

A dawdling city agency took some of the fun out of a celebrated finned seaside attraction by forcing frolickers into a tight squeeze, and drying up cash for beachfront businesses, after it botched up repairs on their walkway — even after working on them for a year! Comment.

Wildlife Refuge hosts trucks and cranes

Parts of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge are being used as a staging area for Department of Transportation Belt Parkway bridge reconstructions — making it look like a containment area for a certain oil rig explosion. Comment.
Bay News

Boardwalk boards would make good wood

Last month’s nor’easter put a beating on the Sheepshead Bay footbridge, and one local official wants to see it rebuilt on the cheap — with free wood from the Riegelmann Boardwalk. Comment.

Ozomatli will make you get up and dance at Celebrate Brooklyn

The biggest summer stage is the Prospect Park band shell — and Ozomatli will need every inch. Comment.

Happy Birthday to grand Lady Liberty!

Well done: NYC bests L.I. in Outback Steakhouse Empire Challenge

Devante Wheeler celebrated his 18th birthday last week, but he said he really didn’t get any gifts. Comment.

Tyler seeks big-time atmosphere, playing time at Youngstown State

Najee Tyler couldn’t help but like what he saw. Comment.

All-Brooklyn softball honors

For the first time in seven years, Brooklyn was home to the PSAL city champion. James Madison beat six-time defending champion Tottenville, 5-2, in the Class A title game, becoming the first team other than the Pirates to win since Midwood in 2003. Comment.

Fort Hamilton’s Fiorito hits career-best kick in NYC win

Nick Fiorito was unexpectedly in uncharted territory. Comment.

All-Brooklyn baseball honors

Close, just not close enough. Comment.

This band really enjoyed those free pianos (you can, too)!

“Play Me I’m Yours,” an installation of 60 upright pianos throughout the city, invites you to do just that — play. Comment.

July 4 was also Independence Day for New York slaves

July 4 is, of course, the day America declared its independence from England. But it was also Independence Day for New York slaves, who were officially “freed” in 1827. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Big (well, sort of big) fireworks bust for 76th Precinct

It must be getting close to July 4 because cops busted a mega-stash of pyrotechnic devices this week. Comment.

It’s sex, drugs and bingo with Underground Rebel Bingo

This ain’t your grandma’s bingo. Comment.

Stan — and the numbers — don’t lie

About 45 million Americans still do not wear seat belts while driving. This is one time where there isn’t safety in numbers. An average of 38 unbelted people a day are killed in traffic accidents. Please buckle up. The life you save… Comment.

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