Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010

Williamsburg

We need a tree-mendous watering effort

Call it the Million Tree Parch. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010

24/7

Coney’s subway station finally gets its ‘Star’

Lola Star is transforming the Stillwell Avenue subway station in Coney Island into a sparkly pink paradise. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 20, 2010

Bay News

Cyclones finally bust out for a big win

Cyclones 4 Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

Williamsburg

Staying in a garbage hut? Here’s where to eat

One of the rules of Jill Sigman’s Hut Project is that guests cannot use the subway to leave the neighborhood. Comment.
Bay News

More errors lead to an ugly loss

Cyclones 4 Comment.
24/7

Music legend Kenny Vance at Coney next week

Kenny Vance still knows how to get them moving. Comment.
Nightlife

Circus maximus! Gemini and Scorpio do Ringling one better at Littlefield

Ringling Bros. is for kids; for a real circus experience this summer, Littlefield’s got you covered. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

Bus drivers to MTA: We’ll provide service that you can’t

Bus drivers who lost their jobs in budget slashing by the MTA could find themselves picking up their old riders thanks to a proposal by the Transit Workers Union to operate van service along the killed B71 route through Brownstone Brooklyn. Comment.
Bay News

Finally, a Cyclone win

Cyclones 5 Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones blow a game in the ninth

Cyclones 5 Comment.

Downtown Arby’s is dead — cause unknown

Arby’s, which made a name for itself with salty roast beef, horseradish sauce and curly fries, unexpectedly closed on Wednesday at the former Gage and Tollner building on Fulton Street Mall. It was 7 months old. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010

24/7

The Mommyheads are back, which is good news

Twelve years after calling it quits, The Mommyheads are back at it, pulling from their six-album canon and rocking out like it’s 1992. Comment.
24/7

Shakespeare in the Park? Feh — we got Calderon’s ‘Dream’ play

There was Shakespeare in the Park this summer. Now there’s Calderón in the Park. Comment.
Williamsburg

Vans plans jams — but what about the fans?

A multibillion-dollar skateboarding company is building an indoor skate park in Greenpoint — but it won’t be for the public or for fans of the fastest growing wheel-based board sport in the world. Comment.

BREAKING: Grimaldi’s owner says eviction talk is pie in the sky!

Grimaldi’s owner Frank Ciolli lashed out at reports that his beloved, tourist-filled, Sinatra-loving pizzeria is about to be evicted from its spot under the Brooklyn Bridge. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

To stop shoplifters, W’burg store tries public humiliation

One Williamsburg grocery chain is so inundated with thieves that it’s taken to publicly shaming the offenders — by posting their pictures all over the storefront. Comment.
Williamsburg

Laughter followed shooting of Hasidic man

Police are on the lookout for two suspects who shot a Hasidic man in his stomach, then laughed at him as he lay bleeding on a quiet residential street in South Williamsburg early Tuesday morning. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Ghost stroller’ mystery confounds Park Slope

Call it the ghost stroller. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Wanted: Opossum! Chicken-killing fiend on the loose in Carroll Gardens

The Ozzy Osbourne of opossums is on the loose in Carroll Gardens, making every day since late July a black sabbath for area resident Rose Unes. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

For the birds! Homes for our avian friends pop up all over the Gowanus

Development may be stalled along the Gowanus Canal, but at least one type of housing stock is booming. Comment.

BROWNSTONE BATTLE! Long, painful, but ultimately happy saga of 374 Pacific ends

It took more than 25 years, but one of Boerum Hill’s most majestic brownstones will finally be resurrected. Comment.

Terrorism? What terrorism? Atlantic Muslims deny link to al-Qaeda’s new top man

Muslims living and worshipping in Downtown are refuting an FBI report that Adnan Shukrijumah, a top al-Qaeda terrorist leader, sprouted from Atlantic Avenue’s close knit Islamic community and worshipped in a neighborhood mosque where his father was an imam. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Double trouble on Warren

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

They stole the document!

76th Precinct Comment.

Can you hear him now?

68th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Dancewave troupe wows them in Scotland

The Park Slope youth dance troupe that was robbed of $10,000, yet was able to re-raise that cash just in time to enter a prestigious dance festival in Scotland made its victorious return on Sunday, having been the only American representative at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Comment.
Bay News

On the road again! Cyclones poised to lock up playoff spot during long trip

Even the seemingly invincible Cyclones have begun to feel the heat. Comment.

‘Freak’ out! Boardwalk stalwarts in crosshairs

The owner of the popular “Shoot the Freak” game on the Boardwalk in Coney Island is in the crosshairs of his new landlord, who is demanding that he and 10 other key businesses justify their existence lest they be shut down before next summer. Comment.
24/7

Pitch perfect! Three Heights bars back different British teams

Soccer on Atlantic Avenue has reached a fever pitch. Comment.
Williamsburg

Williamsburg Bridge roadwork will be hellish this weekend

It is life imitating art — as the Williamsburg Bridge will be partially closed this month. Comment.

Dollar van man has plan — but can it stand?

Sulaiman Haqq is a man with a van, and a plan. Comment.
24/7

Warhol comes alive at Dr. Sketchy’s ‘anti-art school’ class

Anti-art, meet high art. Comment.

Boerum Hill byway is ‘greenest’ commercial block!

Don’t call it a comeback! Comment.

Our man tries out the new sensory deprivation tank

A lot of think tanks these days dedicate time to indoctrinating followers into the political hive mind — but a new one in Sunset Park lets you lounge in a sea of salty sensory deprivation while contemplating ways to destroy the prevailing paradigm. Comment.

Kobayshi beats the rap!

Takeru Kobayashi is a free man! Comment.
Nightlife

This romance event will ‘bowl’ you over

Few Jewish holidays combine centuries of Talmudic scholarship with the elegance of Diddy’s White Party. Comment.
Dining

Tasty restaurant gossip — including prepared food next to the Co-op!

With summer heating up, it’s been a busy fortnight for Brooklyn’s foodie scene. Here are our tastiest tidbits of restaurant openings, closings, and of course, gossip. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 16, 2010

Cinema

This is one cool movie theater

Thursday Comment.
Williamsburg

No joke here as Polish vet group sells Greenpoint HQ for big bucks

The former headquarters of the Polish Legion of American Veterans has been sold for $2.3 million to a developer who intends to transform it into 18 condominium units. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

15-year-old sexually assaulted

Brennan & Carr bilk Comment.
Kings Courier

Roasted purse! Senior’s bag swiped from Brennan & Carr

Brennan & Carr bilk Comment.
Flatbush

26-year-old killed on Clarkson Avenue

Shot down Comment.
Canarsie

Burglar busted in botched break-in

Burglar nab Comment.
Bay News

Road trip begins with a bad loss

Cyclones 3 Comment.

BBQ’ers make mess in Owls Head Park

Another weekend of illegal barbecuing in Owls Head Park had some residents steaming, other residents demanding that the city create areas for permitted grilling and the cops just throwing up their hands. Comment.
Bay News

Murder on 20th Avenue

62nd Precinct Comment.

Concrete slabs replace boardwalk planks

A portion of the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk is now a cementwalk. Comment.
Bay News

Thug beats immigrant to death

20th Ave. murder Comment.
Features

Itemizing a night in the hospital

Williamsburg

Landmarked bank building is up for sale in Williamsburg

You won’t be able to cash a check at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank anymore, but maybe you can live there. Comment.

Fallen 63rd Precinct commander is remembered

Cops and community residents honored the memory of a fallen cop who led the 63rd Precinct and left his mark throughout Brooklyn. Comment.
Bay News

Freeze City: Dobie pledges another big August

Antawn Dobie wasn’t his usual cocky and confident self. The 6-foot guard lost his footing a bit as a long 3-point pointer left his hand with the shot clock winding down late in the fourth quarter. Dobie had only the worst of outcomes in his head. Comment.
Bay News

Traffic calming nightmare

A recent fatal hit-and-run on Shore Boulevard was the sickening result of a hodgepodge of poorly planned traffic-calming measures instituted by the city, Manhattan Beach residents say. Comment.

It’s the wood that makes it bad

The Riegelmann Boardwalk’s new wood planks are already broken, Coney Island watchdogs say. Comment.
Bay News

DIL-DON’T!

A new adult toy, lingerie and video shop on Sheepshead Bay Road is turning heads — and angering some neighbors — thanks to a provocative window display that features busty mannequins and bottles of lube. Comment.

No clowing around

Want to be a clown? Rule number one: stop acting a like clown. Comment.

Tale of two Julys for Xaverian duo

At the start of July, Manny Thomas and Travis Gill found themselves in similar positions. The two rising seniors were on the radar of plenty of Division I coaches, but needed to perform well during the live recruiting period to raise their stock. Comment.

Dyckman HS notebook: Leaner, meaner Avila should stand out for Jefferson

Edson Avila’s body is a work in progress. At 6-foot-10, the Thomas Jefferson rising senior has the size that makes college coaches drool. But early in his high-school career he admittedly carried some excess baby fat. Comment.
24/7

The Mommyheads are back, which is good news

Twelve years after calling it quits, The Mommyheads are back at it, rocking out like it’s 1992. Comment.

Jankowski fulfills dream, commits to St. Francis College

St. Francis College was on Maddie Jankowski’s radar even before she was on theirs. The Middle Village, Queens native attended the Terriers’ basketball camp growing up and developed an affinity for the Brooklyn Heights school. Comment.
24/7

‘Black’ is beautiful at new photo exhibit from Brooklyn’s past

Jacqui Woods has lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant for nearly 40 years. She moved to the neighborhood when it was really in decline — when political unrest and riots were prevalent — but it’s not the bad times she remembers but the good ones. Comment.
24/7

Shakespeare in the Park? Feh — we got Calderon’s ‘Dream’ play

There was Shakespeare in the Park this summer. Now there’s Calderón in the Park. Comment.
24/7

B-52s to turn Coney into a Love Shack on Aug. 19

To paraphrase the B-52s, Coney Island — that’s where it’s at this summer. Comment.

Powell outage! Candidate Kevin owes the taxman $600,000 — and blames his opponent

Congressional hopeful Kevin Powell’s faltering campaign to unseat 27-year incumbent Rep. Ed Towns (D–Fort Greene) was dealt a death blow on Friday after reports indicated that he owes the taxman $615,000 — and then tried to divert attention by decrying Towns’s political consultant for “nasty dirision.” Comment.

Plans for “gas islands” go ka-boom

Cancel those plans for a new fallout shelter — two out of three proposals for natural gas processing facilities off the coast of Coney Island that were lambasted by environmental watchdogs as potential explosive disasters are dead in the water. Comment.
24/7

Aaargh! Spartan Race coming to Brooklyn on Sunday

This race is epic. Comment.
Features

Obama, Schumer and racism in America

Now that the U.S. has its first African-American in the White House, is this nation experiencing more racism? I don’t know if we have more, but I do know that we have more accusations. Say something negative about Obama and it is redirected and distracted with claims of intolerance. Comment.
Cinema

‘Moviehouse’ at Sternberg Park focuses on the neighborhood

This month, Moviehouse brings gentrification horrors, schizophrenia, and teen violence to Sternberg Park — in film! Comment.

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