Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010

Bay News

FIU star: Isiah not all that bad

Well, at least there’s one New York City native who doesn’t think the Knicks hiring back Isiah Thomas is such a disaster. Comment.
Bay News

Before big road trip, a day game win at MCU Park

Tigers 2 Comment.
24/7

Half-baked! A new generation of pros are actually amateurs

In Brooklyn, D.I.Y. is increasingly becoming L.L.C. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010

Bay News

Demoralizing, error-filled loss

Tigers 6 Comment.
24/7

Here’s the beef! Brennan and Carr is simply the best

Any self-respecting connoisseur of roast beef absolutely must make the pilgrimage to Sheepshead Bay and visit the Mecca of slow-cooked meat, Brennan and Carr. Comment.
24/7

Cutting the mustard! Greenpoint woman makes the good stuff

Anna Wolf makes mustard, but relish is really what she’s doing right now. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

Bay News

For the second night, an 11th inning win!

Tigers 2 Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010

Williamsburg

They’re parking mad in Greenpoint as city fails to move ahead on two new greenspaces

The only thing standing between two new city parks in Greenpoint is the city itself. Comment.
Canarsie

Cops and kids take back the night together

Cops and Canarsie residents walked the beat together on Aug. 3 as the 69th Precinct held its annual National Night Out Against Crime celebration. Comment.
Bay News

Walk-off homer makes Clones 11th inning winners

Muckdogs 4 Comment.
Borough-wide

What’s it like to spend 45 minutes in an isolation tank?

What’s it like to spend 45 minutes in complete sensory deprivation? Our man, Stephen Brown, takes the plunge in the new isolation tank in Sunset Park — and sees things that no man should ever see. It’s all here in this exclusive video. Comment.
24/7

No money? No problem at this ‘free’ store

Around the corner from a large abandoned condo building in Bed-Stuy, business continues as unusual at the Brooklyn Free Store, where there are no walls, no attendants and no price tags. That’s right, everything is free. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010

Bay News

90 years on, my memories are strong

There are so many memories of days gone past in my 90 years, like the time my old time “store boy,” Ira Bethea, then barely 7 years old, daringly shouted out to me, “Mister, I am on your side,” defying the chorus of boos that engulfed Lou Powsner, just back from City Hall where we had gone to seek more new housing and jobs for Coney Island. Comment.
Bay News

Clones win a 14-4 laugher

Muckdogs 4 Comment.
Bay News

Back on track with a big win

Muckdogs 0 Comment.
Borough-wide

Meanwhile, on the residential side …

The Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest has gone back to its roots — awarding the inaugural winner, East Flatbush’s Vanderveer Place, first place for 2010. Comment.
Cinema

This is one cool movie theater

It will be the coolest indy movie theater in the city — with a full bar to boot. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

Williamsburg

Vito power! Lopez got big campaign cash from winning G’point Hospital bidder

The Queens-based developer and Bronx financial partner who won a bid from the city to redevelop the defunct Greenpoint Hospital into affordable housing, contributed thousands of dollars to the neighborhood’s powerful assemblyman and his political allies in what opponents say was a naked ploy to win the bid. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Dead Weather’s Celebrate Brooklyn show had the ‘White’ stuff

It was another great night at Prospect Park on Tuesday, as Jack White’s new band, The Dead Weather, put on one of the heaviest rock shows of the summer. Comment.
Borough-wide

Aretha speaks! Singer explains sudden mysterious ‘injury’

The Queen of Soul has spoken. Comment.
Williamsburg

City begins work on ‘Transmitter Park’

Greenpoint residents celebrated the neighborhood’s newest park — though it won’t be open officially until 2012. Comment.
Williamsburg

On the road again! Automotive HS’s team has no home field

One of Brooklyn’s best high school football teams is forced to play its home games at a rival high school’s field because the city and the school’s league won’t let the team play in McCarren Park across the street. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Swan down! This cygnet is the catch of the day

Talk about the ugly duckling! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Report: Prospect Park West bike lane is working

Drivers are much more likely to adhere to posted speed limits on Prospect Park West, thanks to the controversial bike lane that reduced the roadway to two lanes from three, a new study has found. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Old school reunion at Carroll Park

He drove 3,000 miles to perform at Carroll Park where as a kid he would jump in the sprinkler to cool off. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Still not a park! New city board has only two open space pros

Only two members of the city’s new 17-person team overseeing the rest of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s build-out are parks professionals — evidence that the new agency remains a waterfront development, not a park, critics said this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

She’s 40? This pool is a fountain of youth!

What do Crown Heights resident Michele Marshall and Grammy-winner Barbra Streisand have in common? They both graduated from Erasmus Hall HS in Flatbush — and they are both borough icons. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

He’s in the kitchen!

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Art attack at Museum!

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Cellphone swipe

Cellphone swipe Comment.
Borough-wide

Stabbed over a bike

68th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones can’t be beat

The Cyclones were unbeatable this week — that is, until they went up against the Renegades. Comment.
Editorial

Vans are needed to fill gap

The commuter vans that have served parts of Brooklyn and Queens over the years inspired the plan’s foundation, but there are several important differences, among them the fact that the vans will pick up and drop off riders at fixed stops, rather than roaming freely as the vans now often do. The vans will also be required to carry adequate insurance and be driven by specially certified drivers, also in contrast with troublesome unlicensed vans. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Youth’ will be served at Celebrate Brooklyn

Noise rock legends Sonic Youth rocked hardcore fans as well as newbies to the now-legendary “No Wave” scene at Prospect Park’s band shell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn’s summer concert series July 31. Comment.
Bay News

Goons at the GNC

62nd Precinct Comment.
Parenting

Tips to make a great racer

Making a racer isn’t as easy as putting a box on wheels, so Monika Wuhrer of Open Source Gallery shared some tips. Comment.
Parenting

Wheely good news! Soapbox derby coming to Slope on Saturday

You don’t need to travel to Ohio for some prime Soapbox Derby action this summer. Comment.
24/7

BREAKING! Aretha cancels Brooklyn shows

The Queen of Soul is not Brooklyn-bound after all! Comment.
24/7

<b>Ka-POW!</b> A look at Brooklyn’s best comic book stores

Last week, Brooklyn fanboys lost one of their stomping grounds, when Rocketship closed up shop after five years in Cobble Hill. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The ultimate red card! Hook soccer game ends in gunfire

A man was shot in the behind when a friendly soccer match turned ugly in Red Hook Park on Sunday afternoon. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Toys ‘R’ Us coming to Downtown!

It’s Christmas in August! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A van, a man, a plan

76th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Lazio stumps in Bay Ridge

Trailing in the polls, demolished in the money race, virtually unknown outside of a small group of political insiders, Rick Lazio did what any Republican gubernatorial hopeful would do to energize a campaign: head to Bay Ridge. Comment.
Borough-wide

New ‘signs’ of life along Downtown’s history trail

Finally, there are signs that Brooklyn once had beautiful old buildings downtown. Comment.
Borough-wide

Four-hour delays at cruise terminal as longshoremen call in sick

Thousands of cruise tourists ran aground amid four-hour baggage handling delays last Thursday because dozens of longshoreman didn’t bother to show up for work on a hot day. Comment.
Borough-wide

Home invasions plague area

If you believe you’re safe and secure in your own home, think again. Comment.
Borough-wide

Reward offered for info in Canarsie home invasion murder

Cops are hoping a $12,000 reward will shake loose some information in the flagging murder investigation of a 60-year-old E. 86th Street resident shot dead during a home invasion on July 29 — a slaying that, so far, remains a mystery. Comment.
Borough-wide

It’s a road-eo on the Ninth Street bridge

It’s not just humans who are sweating out this heatwave — the high temps have also gotten to the Ninth Street Bridge. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Movie noise in the Heights? What movie noise in the Heights?

Brooklyn Heights residents were mistaken when they complained about the noise from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Thursday evening movie series, our fancy noise meter revealed this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Oy vey! Jews and non-Jews plenty mad over McMahon’s ‘Jewish money’ gaffe

The “Jews” are not happy about Rep. Mike McMahon’s “Jewish money” gaffe. Comment.
24/7

R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Aretha to play Brooklyn twice this month

All hail the Queen of Soul! Comment.

Monday, Aug. 9, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

‘Electric’ company! Here’s one woman’s shocking plan to bar raccoons

One Greenwood Heights woman is so fed up with raccoons that she’s started giving them electro-shock therapy. Comment.
Kings Courier

Machete maniac attacks straphanger

Sinister straphanger Comment.
Canarsie

Residents want to see plan for Paerdegat Basin Park

A fast-tracked plan to beautify Paerdegat Basin Park — which sat on a shelf for 15 years before being brought to life by federal stimulus money —has residents demanding the city let them know what’s being done. Comment.
Canarsie

Man shot on Rockaway Parkway

Parkway shooting Comment.
Bay News

Swept by the Renegades?

Cyclones 1 Comment.
Editorial

Reject ‘Wal-Martization’ of transit

For years, “dollar vans” have operated on the fringes of New York City’s transport system, picking up passengers primarily during rush hours when our buses were filled to capacity. In the 1980s and ’90s, scandals involving unlicensed and uninsured dollar van operators created a public backlash, resulting in the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s licensing crackdown. But even if licensed, “dollar vans” are not a solution to the city’s expanding need for more bus and subway service. Comment.
Bay News

Gerritsen break-in

61st Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Boardwalk Stab

60th Blotter Comment.
Features

Sheriff Jack rescues my Friday night

The summertime has always been the time for re-runs and TV slowdowns, but thanks to cable (and, probably in some way, YouTube) smaller stations have grabbed the reigns of summer and rode in with new programs and new episodes of established shows. Comment.
Williamsburg

A chess match, but with much bigger pieces

Knights were felled, queens were crowned and pawns were trampled in a Greenpoint park on Saturday as artists dueled to the death in a cruel battle of human chess. Comment.
Flatbush

800 signtures is not enough

It looks like Kendall Stewart can kiss his political career goodbye. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Blood on Clark Street! Witness describes Heights shooting

Police are on the hunt for a gun-toting thug who shot a Brooklyn Heights resident twice in the back on Sunday, injuring him. Comment.
Borough-wide

No ‘More’

“Mussels” aren’t the problem, but “More” just might be — especially if it includes outdoor seating. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lowe’s no shows

If no one’s around to hear someone saw a ceremonial board in half, did it really happen? Comment.
Features

WikiLeaks gets it wrong

A good scavenger hunt aims for the predator, not the prey. Comment.
High School Sports

South Shore’s Winter having big summer for Gauchos

Jenice Winter was hesitant at first. She wasn’t sure if she was ready for the kind of competition the Gauchos AAU program plays against just about every weekend in the summer. Comment.
High School Sports

Rose Summer Classic notebook: Medgar Evers’ Small taking big steps

Shakila Small has heard about all the early college interest she is garnering. Many coaches have been in Lady X-Men coach Jahar Vann’s ear about the Medgar Evers rising 6-foot-1 sophomore forward. Comment.
High School Sports

Summer of fun: Bernardi taking advantage of first go-around on AAU circuit

Brian Bernardi’s decision to travel with the New York Gauchos has already increased his exposure. The Xaverian rising junior has shot the lights out — his forte — in front of coaches like Roy Williams and Tom Izzo. Comment.
Borough-wide

Former Jefferson star still waiting on Wright school

Joel Wright is on the move again. Comment.

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