Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010

Bay News

One of the worst games of the season

Cyclones 2 Comment.
24/7

Vendys schmendys! After snub, Bklyn food vendors keep on trucking

Next month’s Vendy Awards party has snubbed Brooklyn — but who needs those supposed street food know-it-alls to tell us where to get the best grub? Our hungry reporters hit the streets this week to compile our own “Vendy” award nominees — five street trucks that those Manhattanites should have invited to the ball. Comment.
Borough-wide

A barbecue with community on the menu

The grills were sizzling — along with the salsa band — as the Fifth Avenue Committee kicked off a late-summer barbecue at its Degraw Street headquarters on Aug. 19. Comment.
Borough-wide

Todd Triplett just needs a little cash, that’s all

Todd Triplett is about to open a new art space in Fort Greene, a second try for the would-be dance impresario three years after his original venue, Amber Art Space, was closed down and seized by the city. Comment.
Borough-wide

A ‘Nu’ way of looking at great art

Could there be a more appropriate venue to showcase Brooklyn’s best new artists than the Nu Hotel? Comment.
Features

Arizona, immigrants, and the new domino effect

So you think that since the judge gave Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and her new law a thumbs down, she lost? No way. The intentions of S.B. 1070 were to reduce the number of illegals in the Grand Canyon state and, in turn, decrease the devastating operating expenses to the city, state and county governments — and their legal residents. Comment.
24/7

Thriller! Spike Lee honors the King of Pop again

Michael Jackson still reigns as the King of Pop. Comment.
BoroBeat

Drinking, old style, to help the Botanic Garden grow

It was mallets aforethought at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as guests garbed in the styles of a century ago gathered to celebrate the oasis’ centennial. Comment.
24/7

New Gypsy bar is the hole-in-the-wall you crave

Roaming bar-hoppers look no further — your new favorite hole in the wall is in Greenpoint. Comment.
Borough-wide

Debate week begins! Round one: Jacobs vs. Adolphe!

Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs has been in office since the Carter years. Challenger Michele Adolphe has tried to dislodge her from her Flatbush seat three times. This time, Adolphe has a killer issue: Jacobs is already collecting her state pension! Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010

Bay News

Nothing scary about these Lake Monsters

Cyclones 6 Comment.
24/7

Tap into this new wine trend

Here’s a classy new twist to the keg party: kegged wine. Comment.
Borough-wide

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

The union has created a new company, called TWU Express, to participate in the city’s pilot program to provide “dollar van” service along slashed MTA routes — and union officials are already making the bold claim that its service will be better and cheaper than the service that the cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority once delivered. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

Bay News

Big come-from-behind win against the Yankees

Cyclones 7 Comment.
Bay News

Only five hits in bad loss to Yanks

Yankees 3 Comment.
24/7

Our columnist meets Mr. Wright — AJWright

By Michèle De Meglio Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

Nightlife

The Heights has the right spirits next week

What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than to bounce into four of Brooklyn Heights’s best bars and drink a special cocktail designed just for the occasion? Comment.
Williamsburg

Vito’s ‘abuse’ of power! Lopez called city worker to get goods in political case

Assemblyman Vito Lopez “abused” his office when he called a city employee and asked him to provide documents that he wanted to use in a bid to kick a political opponent off the ballot this year. Comment.
Bay News

Cyclone heroes play key role in All-Star Game loss

The Cyclones were out in full force during Tuesday night’s New York–Penn League all-star game, but for once their bats weren’t blasting baseballs all over the field in a 4-3 loss for the National League-affiliated players. Comment.
Borough-wide

Time to take out the trash in Prospect Park

Users of Prospect Park have long complained that the agencies resonsible for ensuring that the greenspace remain clean have failed to do their job. Comment.
Williamsburg

Pool party pooper! JellyNYC’s cash woes sink free concert series

The final concert of the free Jelly Pool Party series has been canceled because the promoter has run into financial problems. Comment.
Williamsburg

Driggs shooting just the latest in a spate of violence

Last week’s shooting in Williamsburg’s Hasidic Quarter may be part of a larger trend of bloodshed and drug activity. Comment.
Borough-wide

Still the ‘Apple’ of Downtown’s eye

Downtown Brooklyn planners are taking another crack at landing the borough’s first Apple store — and this time, they really (really) think it’ll work. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tracy Bonham gives girls a thrill

Grammy-nominated and Brooklyn-based singer songwriter Tracy Bonham performed for a group of 100 women attending Ladies Rock Camp at the Urban Assembly School of Music in Downtown on Saturday, Aug. 14. Bonham, most famous for her 1996 single “Mother, Mother,” performed on the second day of the three-day camp, where ladies 18 and older learned to play instruments and compose songs. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

The old distraction play at Key Food

84th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones lead the way to the all-star game

They have the best record in the New York–Penn League. They have the highest batting average and the most home runs. And their pitchers have given up the fewest earned runs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Confidential! Notes reveal that goose massacre was unnecessary

Federal Wildlife Services: How far outside the airport? Comment.
Borough-wide

The goose hunter! Papers reveal that Bloomy wanted more birds in crosshairs

The blood is on the city’s hands. Comment.
Borough-wide

Exclusive! Park gives litterers free ride but dog owners get bit

The agency in charge of policing Prospect Park hasn’t written a single summons for litter in the last 20 months — but its officers have written up scores of dog owners for off-leash pets. Comment.
Borough-wide

They will bury him! Man selling unauthorized ‘Casket Co.’ T-shirts

A Queens man who is hawking souvenirs from the borough’s iconic casket company is digging his own grave — legally speaking. Comment.
Borough-wide

Court Street accident is ugly, but cyclist is only slightly hurt

Lady luck must love pizza! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Another school is crime victim

77th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A hero couple right out of an action movie

A scooter-riding couple are the heroes of the week in Carroll Gardens after witnessing the theft of a cellphone and then chasing down the perps on their motorized cycle on Aug. 10. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Woman fights back against thief

76th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Marty’s prison labor! Beep’s concert series gets inmates to cut costs

Call it Marty’s “con”-cert series. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘House’ divided! Brooklyn jail <i>will</i> reopen, but not double in size

The city has scrapped a plan to double the size of the Brooklyn House of Detention in Boerum Hill — but did vow last week to get the 759-bed jail operating at full capacity within a year. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Room’ service! Artist lets you stay in her teepee built from trash

One of the strangest art spaces in Williamsburg is now available for overnight stays. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Liberals target Target for company’s right-wing ties

The national fight over how political campaigns are financed came to Fort Greene last Tuesday as community activists rallied at the Atlantic Terminal Target to protest the retail company’s $150,000 donation to an anti-gay rights gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota. Comment.
Bay News

On Tuesday, bring your dog to the game!

Meet Sid, who’s not only our office mascot, but a great fan of the first-place Brooklyn Cyclones. On Aug. 24, our beloved black lab will be at MCU Park to enjoy the Brooklyn Cyclones’ third annual “Bark in the Park” night, when pet owners can bring their best friends to the 7 pm game. True, the animals can’t sub in as a pinch-runner, but the mayor’s office will offer microchips and other goodies to show your pooch that you care. Call (718) 372-5596. Comment.
Williamsburg

Hasidic man’s family blames cops — not anti-Semites — for shooting

The family of the Hasidic man who was shot in the stomach in front of his Williamsburg home on Tuesday is blaming a lack of police — not anti-Semitism — for the robbery attempt-turned-shooting. “I don’t want to make accusations, but we just need more police in the area,” said the victim’s mother, who requested that her name not be used. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

JFK monument busts a move back to Grand Army Plaza

JFK is back and better than ever. Comment.
Nightlife

The ‘Odessa’ file: Brighton Beach 2010 — livelier than ever

Coney Island, with its topsy-turvy amusements, sports bars and sideshow freaks, tends to grab the spotlight for nightlife in southern Brooklyn. But its neighbor to the east — Brighton Beach — is a sea of debauchery in its own right. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 23, 2010

Williamsburg

Hell on the el as thieves prey on J-train riders

Straphangers riding the elevated J/M train have one more thing to worry about as they come home for the night — robbers. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Bullet bonanza! Three shot on E. 39th Street

Three shot Comment.
Kings Courier

Three women shot following celebration

Three shot Comment.
Flatbush

Sharp steal: Thieves stab man during mugging

Stabbed during robbery Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie carnage: Man stabbed to death on Flatlands Ave.

Stabbed to death Comment.
Borough-wide

Neighbors: Owls Head plant still stinks!

The stink is back. Comment.
Borough-wide

They stole his book bag

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Flagger flop! Union laborers pulled from Ave. U

Move over flaggers, here comes something sturdier. Comment.
Bay News

Gunpoint robbery on 78th Street!

62nd Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Dead man washes up on Coney Island

Dead in Coney Comment.
24/7

The Abdi File: The 411 on Bravo’s art show winner

Who the hell is Abdi Farah and why does he have an exhibition at the internationally renowned and widely loved Brooklyn Museum? Comment.
Williamsburg

Longest-serving aide to longest-serving lawmaker is dead

Celestine Miller, The longest-serving staff member of the longest-serving Brooklyn legislator in Albany died on July 23 after a long illness. She was 89. Comment.
Borough-wide

More park for Ridge

Spiked! Comment.
Bay News

Wright choice: Former Jefferson star signs with Duquesne

and TIM SULLIVAN Comment.
Bay News

Rutgers recruit Randall shows off skills at Rucker Park

Two possessions was all you had to see to know everything you needed to about Derrick Randall. Comment.
Bay News

Ex-Fordham star Parker looks to revive NBA career

Smush Parker has enjoyed his time overseas, but that doesn’t mean he is completely content. Comment.
Bay News

South Shore product signs with Hawaii

Carlotta Mingo barely knew what basketball was when she came to Brooklyn from Guyana at 14. When she started playing the sport as a freshman at South Shore, Mingo didn’t just have to learn the finer points – she had to figure out if it was really what she wanted to do. Comment.
Bay News

Former Loughlin star Allen content to put basketball dream on hold

Herbie Allen isn’t your traditional streetball story. Comment.
Bay News

Mau Mau-ing the singles hitters! Low-ranked team beats Never Scared

The rain came down Sunday, but the Mau Mau’s resolve never wilted, as it knocked off second-ranked Never Scared in the night’s — and possibly the season’s — biggest upset. Comment.
Bay News

‘Hell House’ still bedevils neighbors

A once-grand Voorhies Avenue mansion remains the neighborhood “hell house” more than four months after it was purchased by a new owner vowing to solve the problem — and neighbors remain furious. Comment.
High School Sports

Young, Kelley embark on training endeavor

Starting this fall, New York City basketball players won’t have to leave the five boroughs to get hands-on training anymore. Beginning with a camp later this month, noted girls hoops coaches Ron Kelley and Dinero Young will emerge onto the scene with their new endeavor, Drill Masters NYC. Comment.
High School Sports

Castle’s hill: Change ways for senior season

It’s Ashley Castle’s time right now and she knows it. The last two years have been plagued by issues off the court and inconsistencies on it. But in a few weeks she’ll be starting her senior year at Medgar Evers. The end of the line is coming soon. It’s do or die. Comment.
24/7

Walks of art! Check out Bklyn’s best public art this summer

Brooklyn’s art scene doesn’t leave much to desired, thanks to dozens of galleries that stretch from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. But why stay cooped up indoors when summer beckons you out into the sun (especially now that it’s a bit cooler) and there’s a mess of new public art all over the place? Comment.
Bay News

Long night’s journey into win!

Cyclones 2 Comment.
Borough-wide

Ed Towns reads the wrong book to kids

Rep. Ed Towns was no meatball for a bunch of kids this Friday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Crime of the century! Bedbugs at the DA’s office

and Gersh Kuntzman Comment.
Flatbush

Pugilistic Parker’s trial date pushed back until after the election!

State Sen. Kevin Parker’s trial for assaulting a New York Post photographer has been delayed until after the September primary election, but this time the pugilistic legislator has a longtime political rival to thank for the hold up. Comment.
Borough-wide

It’s a bus-aster on Livingston Street thanks to Fulton Mall rebuild

Roadwork along the Fulton Mall is causing congestion on neighboring Livingston Street, as four bus lines have been diverted to the already busy Downtown corridor. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Cops try to link Mill Island gunmen to other crimes

The brazen gunmen nabbed for terrorizing a wealthy Mill Island family with their own legal troubles could be responsible for other home invasions in the neighborhood, police say. Comment.
Canarsie

Speeding bullets

The 35-year-old man gunned down as he sat inside a car on E. 98th Street was the victim of a drive-by shooting, say police of the Aug. 7 killing — the second murder to take place in the leafy residential neighborhood in two weeks. Comment.
Borough-wide

BREAKING: Grimaldi’s is saved for now — but will be booted next year

Grimaldi’s won the battle, but pizza lovers have lost the war. Comment.
Features

Stan by the numbers

• The prestigious Institute of Medicine tells us that 50,000 to 100,000 patients die each year in the United States due to negligence by doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals. It goes on to say that there may be up to 1,000,000 preventable patient injuries per year attributed to human error. With the door marked “Obamacare” now opening, the big question is — will that number increase or decrease? I can make a great case for both sides. Comment.
Features

I can’t stand Bloomy’s term limits flip-flop

When Mayor Bloomberg bent the rules and extended term limits before the last election, his explanation was that the city was in financial straits and that he — and he alone — could handle the tough task ahead. It didn’t matter that the citizens had voted to have term limits — twice, in fact — and that it was law. Emperor Mike just changed the rules and charged full-steam ahead. Comment.
24/7

Work of schlock? Reality TV artist raises questions — about the Brooklyn Museum

An exhibit in the Brooklyn Museum showcasing the winner of a reality TV show is now open to the public — and contrary to many fears, the walls of the borough’s most-prestigious institution have not crumbled, though they have weakened. Comment.
Borough-wide

This Slope man wheels and deals

Lenny Shiller is still having fun, fun, fun — and he doesn’t even have a T-Bird. Comment.
Nightlife

Park Slope’s newest music venue will ‘Rock’ you

Get ready to rock. Comment.
Nightlife

The Heights has the right spirits next week

What better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than to bounce into four of Brooklyn Heights’s best bars and drink a special cocktail designed just for the occasion? Comment.

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