Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bay News

Yanks beat the Cyclones

Cyclones 2 Comment.
Williamsburg

If this is ‘School’ sign us up!

It may be the strangest summer program for kids and adults in Brooklyn — but it’s also the must fun. Comment.
Williamsburg

Game on! Outside grant paves way for city to fix McCarren courts

Game. Set. Resurface! Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Jelly’ rolled as office is burglarized!

JellyNYC may own summer in Williamsburg, but an enterprising thief now owns JellyNYC’s computer. Comment.
Williamsburg

Pier pressure in Greenpoint

The city is going to install a new public pier at the end of Java Street in Greenpoint, plus bring in new ferry service. Comment.
Williamsburg

You’ll be dying to get into this bar in an old coffin factory

If you’re dying for a drink, there’s only one place to get it: At the new bar and music venue in a former coffin shop in East Williamsburg. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Can this high-power couple become more energy-efficient?

Talk about a green party. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The Saturday feature: She turned her roof into a farm!

A tree may indeed grow in Brooklyn — but Frieda Lim is using her Gowanus rooftop to grow lemon verbena, echinacia, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and other delicious produce. Comment.
Borough-wide

City seeks ‘dollar vans’ to operate on dead MTA routes

The city wants dollar vans to fill a huge gap in Brownstone Brooklyn bus service that was created by MTA service cuts last month. Comment.
Borough-wide

Borough EMT nabbed for rape spree

A city EMT who turned both East Flatbush and Canarsie into his own personal hunting ground was accused of being a serial rapist on July 21 — just two days after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Greene’ acres as Clinton Hill food co-op plan moves forward

Praise the lord and pass the kohlrabi! Comment.
Borough-wide

No cold war for this Hottie

In the spirit of glasnost, we bring you this week’s Hottie of the Double D — from Russia, with love. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘City of Water Day’ salutes Adam’s ale

Brooklyn Bridge Park visitor Bella Spina, 6, held the seashell to her ear and listened for the ocean, her face collapsing into wonder when she heard the gourd sweetly hum. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Have you robbed the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man?

A creep broke into the Dumbo Muffin coffee shop on Pearl Street and stole a stunning amount of stuff worth over $17,000 on July 18. Comment.
Bay News

Celebrating Lou Powsner

It was a very bad week for me; my right knee wouldn’t bend, causing me excruciating pain when I tried to get into bed. The bad boo-boo necessitated my having to cancel going to Lou Powsner’s surprise 90th birthday party at the Mirage Diner on Kings Highway. I wasn’t going anywhere soon and, even if I could, how would I get there with my right leg extended? — I couldn’t get into any car. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Suspect: The Hamburglar

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Snake fails to give cops the slip

What a snake! Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Flatlands home invasion

Bag grab Comment.
Kings Courier

Thief upgrades from cash to Yukon

Carjacker sought Comment.
Flatbush

Man executed on Rogers Ave.

Executed Comment.
Flatbush

Another crash at deadly Flatbush intersection

The sound of metal crashing against metal reverberated at Utica Avenue and Avenue D again last Thursday afternoon, as yet another accident at the deadly intersection left merchants and residents wondering when the city would finally do something to make the corner safer. Comment.
Flatbush

Rhoda: I’ll step down after one more term

Double-dipping Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs (D-Flatbush), who’s been legally collecting both a salary and a pension from taxpayers since 2008, says she’s almost ready to give up her salary — but not until she gets elected one more time. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cash and scary

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Cops hunt Canarsie hamburglar

Burger grab Comment.
Borough-wide

Call it a crook sandwich

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

City bans left turns at dangerous intersection

A new ban on left turns is intended to ease traffic woes at a dangerous Dyker Heights intersection. Comment.
Bay News

‘Born ready’ is now NBA ready as Stephenson signs deal with Pacers

“Born ready” is one step closer to living up to his moniker. Comment.
Bay News

Taking the road less traveled, Exum commits to New Haven

Justin Exum had his heart set on playing Division I basketball. When that fell through, Xaverian’s star guard settled on the next best thing: playing for a Division I coach. Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones lose series to Yankees

Call it even. Comment.
Bay News

Chasing Maloof! Can Darrell Ceciliani hit .400?

Darrell Ceciliani is the best hitter in the history of the Brooklyn Cyclones — but does he have what it takes to be Jack Maloof? Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones’ roll continues with 11-3 win over Aberdeen

Cyclones 11 Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones melt the Ironbirds

Cyclones 4 Comment.
Bay News

Bonfe knocks in three in Cyclone win

Cyclones 7 Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones lose second in a row to the Yankees

Yankees 8 Comment.
Crime

Cartoon justice sought

Suing over Ellen Comment.
Editorial

Who should be ‘Mr. Cyclone’?

Coney Island is looking for its first-ever Mr. Cyclone — so as a public service, we’re going to turn over our newspaper’s most-precious real-estate, its Op-Ed page, to give six would-be coaster kings the space to show off their talents. Take it away, boys. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lowes and behold!

Mill Basin is now a handy land, thanks to the opening of its new Lowe’s. Comment.
Borough-wide

Nature finds a way! Dozens of new geese defying feds in Prospect Park

Like a fowl Phoenix rising from the ashes of its fallen brethren, at least 37 geese have been spotted swimming on Prospect Park lake — less than a month after the federal government massacred 290 of the popular water birds in a nocturnal operation that shocked the borough. Comment.
Borough-wide

News analysis: Inside the feds’ blood lust for geese

The federal government approach toward geese became “more aggressive” — and more lethal — in the days after the so-called Miracle on the Hudson, resulting in the exclusion of animal experts from the decision-making process and setting the stage for the execution of thousands of waterfowl. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bloomberg defends goose massacre

Mayor Bloomberg has met the enemy — and it is the geese. Comment.
Borough-wide

Marty gives the skinny on weight loss

Brooklyn’s biggest champion is campaigning to be a loser — but he won’t tell if the scale is tipping in his favor. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cellblock kings: 18 gangbangers face trial for fire bombs

Call them the kings of clink. Comment.
Borough-wide

Entrenched warfare

It’s a win-lose situation! Comment.
Bay News

Muslim group: Sheepshead Bay mosque WILL be built — and it won’t be so bad

Backers of the proposed mosque in Sheepshead Bay aren’t letting a few angry neighbors and a bomb threat deter them from seeing their dreams become a reality. Comment.
Borough-wide

Flatbush to get ‘narrow’ minded during arena construction

The area around the new home of the Brooklyn Nets will be anything but a slam dunk for drivers next month as Flatbush Avenue will be narrowed to accommodate construction workers. Comment.
Borough-wide

City eyes dollar vans for dead MTA routes

By Gary Buiso Comment.
Borough-wide

This Saturday, a talent show for Coney Island

Coney Island’s got talent. Comment.
Features

Bomb the group hug for terrorists

Next, the American Civil Liberties Union will tell the Islamic world that it’s a poster child for democracy while the Nobel Committee gives it a peace prize. Comment.
Features

Oils bad that ends bad

The oil from the breached well has reached the beaches of all five Gulf states. Whose fault is that? BP, of course. The company caused the leak and is responsible for the cleanup, BUT, and a big BUT it is, our president must share in the responsibility of the dirty beaches. Comment.
Features

Stan mad about Happy Meals

OK, mommies. What do you say when your son seals his lips and doesn’t want to eat? You play “Open the tunnel and here comes the choo-choo.” Right? Comment.
Features

Joanna 20 minutes in hell

I have faced child birth, root canal without novocaine, and my 16-year-old sitting behind the wheel of the car, but never have I experienced the bone-chilling, blood-curdling fear that I did this past Sunday. Comment.
High School Sports

High expectations for ‘Speedy’ Xaverian receiver

Even after watching his team impress in the first-ever New York 7-on-7 Championship Saturday at St. Anthony’s HS in South Huntington, L.I., Xaverian football coach Joe DeSiena wasn’t about to make any bold predictions about the upcoming season. Comment.
High School Sports

Boys & Girls hoops star plans on committing in October

Initially, Mike Taylor found his fake Facebook account amusing when his girlfriend sent him the link. The person impersonating him posted pictures of Taylor and reached out to his friends as Taylor. Comment.
High School Sports

Boys & Girls-Lincoln rivalry remains intense — even in July

The weather was hot and muggy, the blacktop court tiny, and much of the crowd was businessmen and women just out of work. Not even a foreign court and less-than-ideal weather conditions could take away from a Lincoln-Boys & Girls showdown. Comment.
High School Sports

Back to school: Nolan returns to Ford as boys hoops coach

When Denis Nolan stepped down as Bishop Ford girls basketball coach three years ago, he was sure he’d somehow return to his alma mater. He just never thought it would be as a boys varsity coach. Comment.
High School Sports

Boys & Girls’ Lee verbals to Connecticut

Every day, Wilbert Lee received stacks of mail from Division I schools such as Georgia, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Wisconsin and Ohio State. Connecticut didn’t send quite as much mail; the Huskies showed they were interested in a different way — by coming to the Bedford Stuyvesant school and speaking to Lee in person. Comment.
24/7

Another ‘Super’ reading from Shteyngart this Friday

Gary Shteyngart has the unique capability to leave you wincing and laughing at the same time, as any satirist worth his salt should do. Comment.
BoroBeat

Cole Bros. Big Top thrills

Beneath Cole Brothers Circus’s yellow and tomato-red Big Top — a magical world where people soar to lofty heights, tame savage beasts and propel mom, dad and the kids to the edge of their seats — a dynamic roster of acts delivered just what the audience yearned for: heart-pounding thrills by performing titans from the kingdoms of man and beast. Comment.
BoroBeat

Fun-fun-fun by teh seashore

Regular Joe Mickey Dolenz wasn’t monkeying around when he showed fans of the seaside concerts in Brighton Beach that not all stars are divas. Comment.
24/7

‘Port’ of call! Explore our waterfront past and present aboard an old tanker

Exercise your sea legs a bit this month and hang out with old tars aboard the Mary A. Whalen, a historic oil tanker in Red Hook. Comment.
24/7

It’s like a summer ‘Campo’ for pizza lovers

In a city quickly overflowing with brick ovens and Neapolitan pies, it is safe to say that Andrea Dal Monte, chef owner of brand new Park Slope pizza spot Campo de’ Fiori, is swimming against the current. Comment.
24/7

This joint distills the essence of Brooklyn — into gin

If one could distill the essence of Brooklyn, it would probably taste like Brad Estabrooke’s gin. Comment.
24/7

Lip service! Human beatbox competition this weekend in Gowanus

In an age where a machine can make any noise imaginable, beatboxing hasn’t lost its novelty. Comment.
24/7

This really sucks! BAM to screen three dozen classic vampire films starting Aug. 4

Now here’s an event you can really sink your teeth into. Comment.
High School Sports

Work in progress: Dickerson looks to make strides in senior season

Jordan Dickerson arrived at Lincoln last fall with a nearly 7-foot bull’s-eye on his back. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Lookout, lady! Van Brunt is hard to cross

Red Hookers are in for a dangerous summer, as the city has said it will not re-paint faded crosswalks on busy Van Brunt street until the fall. Comment.
Dining

DUMBO’s new ‘Front’

The ritzy Five Front is now Brooklyn Bridge Gardens, a new bar near Brooklyn Bridge Park that will open this Friday. Comment.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bay News

Cyclones take the first game from the Yankees

Yankees 7 Comment.
Dining

The tastiest restaurant gossip — including, of course, Roberta’s!

It’s been a yummy week. Here are our tastiest morsels of restaurant openings, closings and, of course, some really good gossip. Comment.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Red Hook camp kids denied access to their own hood’s pool!

School’s out for summer — and the pool’s out for some Red Hook campers as well. Comment.
Bay News

A heroic day game win for the Cyclones

Spinners 3 Comment.
Bay News

And last night, the Clones won, too!

Spinners 4 Comment.
Borough-wide

Committed to safeguarding nature and people

The recent culling of Canada geese in Prospect Park is disturbing to many people, including staff at the Park. That people care so passionately about the Park and its natural environment and speak out in its defense is truly wonderful and very welcomed. Comment.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

24/7

This slick burlesque show will benefit Gulf oil victims

We don’t need an excuse to enjoy a great burlesque show with our hot pal Veronica Varlow, but on Saturday night, Varlow and a half-dozen other performers will give us one: a benefit for the Oceanic Preservation Society and other groups that are helping to clean the BP-spoiled Gulf of Mexico. The “Mermaid Lagoon” fundraiser is at the House of Yes in Bushwick. See page TK for our full coverage. Comment.
Borough-wide

What anti-incumbent mood? Many many lawmakers are running unopposed

So much for that “anti-incumbent” mood! Comment.
Williamsburg

Help save Will, the abused dog

A crazed Williamsburg woman took her anger out on her dog last Wednesday, slamming the puppy to the ground and declaring herself “the Queen of Brooklyn,” according to witnesses. Comment.
Williamsburg

Will somebody please take Steve Levin’s petitions?

Councilman Steve Levin should have worn his running shoes to work on Tuesday — because he spent part of the afternoon chasing around the managers of a luxury condo building that recently fired two workers who claim they were just trying to form a union. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

In Slope, MTA bus cuts cause double trouble on Seventh Avenue

Last month’s MTA service reductions seemed to have a silver lining for Park Slopers, as two bus lines were poised to service busy Seventh Avenue — but it turns out that the buses are running consecutively rather than on a staggered schedule. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

And what’s the deal with this useless bus shelter?

Somebody at the MTA didn’t get the memo! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

THEY HAD TO DIE! Feds try to explain their geese massacre

Federal officials are fighting back against the notion that the geese of Prospect Park were needlessly sent to the gas chamber, insisting that the birds that were snuffed out on July 8 are exactly the kinds of fowl that strike planes near New York airports. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Cop surrenders in hit-and-run

An 84th Precinct cop who rammed his police cruiser into a 61-year-old bicyclist as he blew through a red light in DUMBO — then failed to report what happened in the June 14 incident — was arrested on Tuesday. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Bus-ted (again)! Correction vehicles are still cramming Court Street

After our reporters repeatedly caught drivers from the Brooklyn House of Detention filling up spaces on Court Street near the Atlantic Avenue lockup, a department official told us it “won’t happen again.” Comment.
Borough-wide

More wanton thuggery

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops go door-to-door to calm Senator St. residents

Police are going door-to-door on Senator Street to calm resident’s frayed nerves one month after a shooting in nearby Owls Head Park — along with a number of car and home-break-ins — left them wary of just how safe their quiet block really is. Comment.
Borough-wide

Golden thunders! Marty’s camp seeks to sink Dem opponent

Talk about being anti-choice! Comment.
Borough-wide

F2! Troublesome club reopens

A troublesome Dyker Heights nightclub has been given the go-ahead to reopen after being padlocked by police — but it’s going to have to be on its best behavior if it wants to stay that way. Comment.
Borough-wide

Find a more humane solution

The inhumane, ineffective and costly “catch and kill” program currently underway in Prospect Park is not only the wrong way to address the goose population, but also unsupported by science. Comment.
Borough-wide

Prospect Park’s geese — did they have to die?

The slaughter of close to 300 geese and goslings earlier this month has become one of the hottest topics of the year. This week, we had two experts weigh in. Comment.
Borough-wide

Everyone loves this week’s ‘Hottie’

Nobel Peace Prize. Academy Award. Hottie of the Double-D. Comment.
Borough-wide

New Fort Hamilton chief wants to open the gates

The new commander of Fort Hamilton plans to continue what his predecessor began, building bridges between the garrison and the community in which it sits. Comment.
Bay News

Eight lives left! Abandoned cats need new home

They sweated it out, but they survived. Comment.
24/7

Don’t hit snooze! Wakey!Wakey! to play Brooklyn Bowl on Friday

Mike Grubbs grew up under a piano. Comment.
Williamsburg

Vito to rivals: You want a spot on the ballot? Fight for it

Kings County Democratic Party Chairman Vito Lopez has a message for insurgent party members: the fight is on. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Pump it up! New system will help stanch the stink in the Gowanus

A temporary system that will pump oxygen into the Gowanus Canal will also inject recreational opportunities along the still-fetid waterway, officials insisted this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Downtown boosters high on City Point project

Workers finally broke ground on Monday on the long-stalled retail center that’s supposed to be the savior of the Fulton Mall. Comment.
Flatbush

Dangerous intersection gets a party

A Ditmas Park intersection has become so dangerous, residents held a block party in its dishoner. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Johnny Cash and carry

76th Precinct Comment.
24/7

Hotlantic’s old guard — the Arabic shops

Years before there was a Trader Joe’s or Crop to Cup, there was Sahadi Importing Co. and Damascus Bread and Bakery. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Report: Housing price increases not ‘Historic’

There’s no evidence housing prices rise in desirable neighborhoods just because they are officially named a historic district, a report by the Independent Budget Office found. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

City wants second Carroll Gardens historic district

The city is moving ahead with a controversial plan to establish a second historic district in Carroll Gardens — a plan that critics say would only make it more expensive to preserve the very buildings that the city hopes to save. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hey, rabbi, got any advice on how to make our skin look healthier?

One of Brooklyn Heights’s most-influential Jewish leaders fought back against an anti-Israel rally last Friday by doing what influential rabbis do in such situations: he bought cosmetics. Comment.
Borough-wide

To clean Gowanus, Columbia Street gets messy

The clean-up of the smelly Gowanus Canal is really going to stink for people in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Tree branch madman is caught! Arborsault ends for now

A serial tree branch breaker in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights is finally in custody — bringing an end to a months-long reign of arborsault the likes of which Brooklyn has never seen. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bust out? Report shows that the worst of the real estate crisis is over

The worst of the housing market crash is over. Comment.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Williamsburg

Water? It’ll cost you at JellyNYC pool parties

Water, water everywhere — but you have to pay to drink it. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Two bullets, four bullet wounds

Shot in Mill Basin Comment.
Kings Courier

Bullets over Mill Basin

Shot in Mill Basin Comment.
Flatbush

Nine-year-old injured in Wild West shootout

Shot to death Comment.
Canarsie

Summertime shooting

Shot in the leg Comment.
Canarsie

Cops expand search for man who raped 61-year-old

Look around Canarsie — the man walking next to you on Rockaway Parkway could have raped a senior citizen. Comment.
Bay News

As Vaughn goes, so go the Cyclones

Spinners 2 Comment.
Bay News

The game of the week

Scrappers 1 Comment.
Borough-wide

Oh the irony: City honors Hook vendors and DUMBO archway

The Red Hook Food Vendors have finally gotten their proper respect. Comment.
Bay News

Man killed following boardwalk knifing

Killed in Coney Comment.
Features

What goes around comes around

A blood money deal is a blood money deal,” said Sen. Charles Schumer. Comment.
BoroBeat

Hometown hero Neil Sedaka and Brenda Lee wow crowds in Coney

On a lawn freckled with blankets, chairs and swooning fans, sweet-voiced Brighton Beach boy Neil Sedaka proved that “Breaking up is Hard to Do” with his beloved Brooklyn when he returned to tickle the ivories and float his beguiling vocals over Asser Levy Park, where he helped kick off a month of free summer concerts with fellow musical icon Brenda Lee, July 15. Comment.
BoroBeat

Ferocious food hounds go gum-to-gum in Coney

Hot dog-eating tourneys are for weiners, it’s the big kings who down the wings — and the burgers. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Six injured in three-car accident

Talk about a free-wheeling turkey slam. Comment.
Flatbush

Accident happens — while city watches

This time, it happened on their watch. Comment.
Borough-wide

No more apologies: Convicted rapist defiant before judge

Convicted rapist Ralph DiMassi is all out of apologies. Comment.
Crime

The People’s Court won’t be heard

People’s court conundrum Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Embattled EMT gunned down in SoHo

Through fate or bad karma, Jason Green, the EMT who allegedly stood idly by as an asthma-stricken pregnant woman suffered and died just steps away from him, breathed his last on July 18 following a shooting outside of a SoHo nightclub. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kickball 2010: Frontiersmen go where they’ve never gone before

The New Frontiersmen may have lost MVP-candidate Matt “Marquis de” Sadewitz to a shoulder separation, but the team hasn’t missed a beat so far. Comment.
Borough-wide

Angling for fun at the Macy’s fishing contest

Awesome Clinton Hill angler Athena Murray, 8, fished for fun and found it when she cast her line into Prospect Park Lake for the Macy’s Fishing Contest, and netted herself a prize for hauling in the first catch of the day — a comely catfish, which was admired, measured and recorded before being released back into the water. Comment.
Features

Illegals should be dealt with the Arizona way

New York could do with another Jan Brewer. Comment.
High School Sports

Christ the King’s Calhoun poised for bust-out July

Omar Calhoun doesn’t ease into things. Comment.
Borough-wide

Here’s the beef!

For 40 years the beef at Roll-n-Roaster has been tender, juicy and delicious. Comment.
24/7

Get saved by the ‘Bell’ on July 24

Break out the leg warmers, Spandex and white-washed denim — school’s back in session. Bayside High School, that is. Comment.
24/7

Coney Island sand-sculpting contest this weekend

A good ol’ fashioned sand-sculpting contest can really make it feel like summer, so head out to Coney Island on July 24 for Astella Development Corporation’s annual event. Comment.
Borough-wide

You call this mini-golf?

What the putt! Comment.

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