Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010

Borough-wide

Comic book artist’s graphic view of Katrina

Josh Neufeld was just another comic book artist until Hurricane Katrina put him on the bestseller list. Comment.
Features

Mosque imam blows his big moment

Demand a refund. Comment.
24/7

Pavement and Williamsburg — perfect together

Pavement fans, your time is now. Comment.
24/7

This ‘Cuckoo’ makes complete sense

The Heights Players’ “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest” gives the often-sedate neighborhood theater a welcome dose of electroshock therapy. Comment.
24/7

Laurie Anderson’s new show is about supercolliders, the fall of America and, of course, punctuation

“I’ve been asleep for 20 years,” says Laurie Anderson. “What have I been doing all that time?” Comment.
24/7

The Greeks invented the Edible Complex

Opa! Comment.
Bay News

Sacked in Troy! Cyclones lose Game 1 of championship series

TROY, NY — The Brooklyn Cyclones dropped the first game of the New York–Penn League championship series in punchless fashion last night to the hometown Tri-City Valley Cats, 5–2, sending the best-of-three series back to Brooklyn, where the Cyclones were 32-8 this season. Comment.
Williamsburg

The air sex championship is the most fun you can have with your clothes on

It’s time to get your “O” face on — the Air Sex World Championships are coming to Williamsburg. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Compu-served! City will replace PS 107’s stolen computers

A Park Slope elementary school that had more than 50 Apple laptops stolen over the summer will get replacements, though it will take several weeks. Comment.
Bay News

<b>CYCLONES WIN!</b> League championship series begins on Saturday night

Bring on the Valley Cats! Comment.
Bay News

Cyclones tie playoff series with heroic come-from-behind win

The Cyclones repeatedly staved off defeat to win a do-or-die playoff game against the Jamestown Jammers on Wednesday night, tying their first-round series at one game apiece with the rubber game tonight at MCU Park. Comment.
Borough-wide

Radical thinking and the Manhattan mosque

During an interview with Soledad O’Brien on “Larry King Live,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, spiritual adviser of the proposed “Islamic Center” near Ground Zero, declared, “If we move from that location, the story will be that the radicals have taken over the discourse. The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack. And I’m less concerned about the radicals in America than I am about the radicals in the Muslim world.” Comment.
Features

More of America by the Numbers… plus an opinion.

While President Obama’s approval rating averaged less than 50 percent for the first half of 2010 it is interesting to note that, according to Gallup, his approval rating among Muslim-Americans was 78 percent. Hmmm. Wonder why? … Anybody … anybody? Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010

24/7

Willifest is three days of peace, film and music

Don’t let the name fool you — the Williamsburg International Film Festival is more than movies, and it isn’t just happening in Williamsburg. Comment.
24/7

Penny for your art

Over the past 10 years, he’s picked up over 400 “lucky pennies” — coins found face up on the street that, as the folklore and your mom tells you, give you good luck. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010

Williamsburg

Vito’s ‘Money Honeys’ get big salaries — subsidized by you

Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Brooklyn’s powerful Democratic party leader, steered more than three-quarters of a million dollars to both his campaign treasurer and his girlfriend, who work at the nonprofit he founded. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010

Williamsburg

Wet dream comes true as Harbor School leaves landlocked Bushwick

The promise of a new school year beckoned on Wednesday and students at the New York Harbor School will either sink or swim — and it’s part of the curriculum. Comment.
Williamsburg

Has the city quietly halted the Greenpoint Hospital plan?

Amid massive political pressure from Williamsburg community leaders, the city is reconsidering its decision to award the $32-million redevelopment of the Greenpoint Hospital to an out-of-borough group. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Lock in the past?

The city is moving forward with a controversial plan to add roughly 600 buildings to the Park Slope historic district. Comment.
Canarsie

Southern Brooklyn hates our bike lanes!

Southern Brooklyn has drawn a bicycle lane in the sand. Comment.
Borough-wide

Downtown corn eats Canarsie’s dust!

So, Boerum Hill’s corn plot turned out to be a dud, but Canarsie’s garden is a-Maize-ing! Comment.
Bay News

Game 1 disaster! Cyclones lose to Jammers

A furious comeback by the Brooklyn Cyclones was rebuffed by the Jamestown Jammers, who scored in the bottom of the eighth to take Game 1 of the first round of the New York–Penn League playoffs on Tuesday night in quiet upstate New York. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn Kickball — Your playoff guide

The hot, grinding regular season is over — and it is finally time for playoff kickball. Comment.
Borough-wide

Roofus: Making monkeys out of mosque opponents

Our cartoonist doesn’t think much of opponents of a proposed mosque is Sheepshead Bay. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Asthma victim died because of LICH failure: suit

The family of an asthma-stricken pregnant woman who died gasping for breath at a Downtown cafe as two city EMTs stood idly by has sued the city. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Our summer’s end tribute to all the Hotties

Labor Day may have marked the end of another spectacular season at the Douglass-Degraw Pool — but that doesn’t mean all the fun has gone down the drain. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Macy’s worker steals customer’s credit card!

84th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Teen raped during Truth or Dare game

Dastardly dare Comment.
Kings Courier

Killer was on the lam

Why was he even on the street? Comment.
Kings Courier

Car looter linked to $1,100 robbery

Car looters caught Comment.
Borough-wide

Our guide to 9-11 memorial events

This Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, and Brooklyn will play host to several memorial events. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Big shooting in Gowanus

76th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Church balls ring as kickball league raises big bucks while destroying own integrity

Several kickball teams lost on Sunday — but the one big winner was the Greenpoint Reformed Soup Kitchen. Comment.
Editorial

Legalize pot — then tax it!

New York just patched a $15-billion deficit with a collections of tax increases and fiscal gimmicks. Every state in the nation is facing deficits as far as the eye can see. Comment.
Borough-wide

New bill would have city paying to trap raccoons

Brownstone Brooklyn lawmakers are jumping all over a plan to add bite to the city’s toothless stance on raccoons. Comment.
Borough-wide

Justice for Briana? Parents want criminal charges in asthma girl death

Hundreds of mourners rallied at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday to demand criminal charges against an 84th Precinct cop who declined to give CPR to an 11-year-old Carroll Gardens girl as she was suffering a fatal asthma attack last week. Comment.
Bay News

Anger mom attacks ACS worker

No ACS angel Comment.
Borough-wide

Signs of hate as mosque supporters give away school supplies

Call it readin’, writin’ and racism. Comment.
Borough-wide

Who will you be eating?

Here’s the thing about bugs — they’re packed with protein, they’re low in fat and they’re everywhere! But there’s the ever-present squeamishness factor, so we called the experts for a primer on what to look for when you look under a rock for your next meal. Comment.
Borough-wide

This is one meal with real buzz

The next big dinner at The Brooklyn Kitchen will leave even the borough’s most daring foodies bug-eyed. Comment.
24/7

Are you ready for some football? Our 411 to the NFL on TV in BKLYN

But you’re probably like us: tiny TV, no cable, no backyard (which means no BBQ pork shoulder), and, well, no friends either. Getting all of these game-day amenities takes some real deep digging into Brooklyn’s best sports bars. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bay Ridge’s ‘Dust Bowl’ park — insensitive to America’s great national tragedy?

So what if it harkens to an environmental catastrophe in American history — if Bay Ridge wants to permanently name a once-grass-free section of Leif Ericson Park “the Dust Bowl,” it will happen, according to organizers of a contest to rename the once-gritty area. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Historic building could be destroyed on Old Fulton Street

Three buildings on historic Old Fulton Street will be demolished if owners don’t fix them up. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Could this be the new green heart of Downtown?

The city has just added a little California dreaming to its plans to give Downtown a sparkling new park. Comment.
Borough-wide

Backman meets Mets owner — to talk stadium renovations?! Come on!

The Mets are in free fall. Everyone is speculating that Cyclones skipper Wally Backman is about to get the top job in Flushing. And sure enough, Mets owner Jeff Wilpon stops by MCU Park on Thursday night for a chat. Comment.
High School Sports

Tenacious Ford prepares for leading role at Nazareth

Taylor Ford is about doing whatever it takes. Comment.
High School Sports

‘Red-headed step child’ no more: FDR moves up to top division

Paul Klyap didn’t want to move Franklin D. Roosevelt up to the City Championship division because of what the Cougars did last year, their first in the Bowl. FDR was just 5-4 and didn’t make the playoffs. Comment.
Flatbush

No ‘Garden’ party!

Union workers at the Flatbush Gardens apartment complex in East Flatbush rallied last Wednesday against a management plan to slash their wages by nearly 35 percent. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

BoroBeat

Do-wop night in Brooklyn with The Temptations

Two of the most successful groups in black music history — The Temptations and The Spinners — doo-wopped their way into the hearts of a new generation with their definitive vocals, smooth choreography and world-famous grace when they shared the bill at New York’s newest intimate concert venue — CenterStage at Aviator Brooklyn, on the spacious grounds of historic Floyd Bennett Field. Comment.
Kings Courier

K’Plaza gets an A-plus for Back to School Expo

The trio, which ended up wowing the crowd with a nimble-toed dance, was among a group from the Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn hoping to lure aspiring swans to enroll in their famed institution during a Back to School Expo at Kings Plaza Shopping Center where educators and school-oriented organizations received an A-plus for helping ease parents and students into a new academic year on Saturday. Comment.
Flatbush

Case closed on 2005 “turf war” murders

Sentenced to life Comment.
Canarsie

Another murder rattles Canarsie

Killed outside home Comment.
Canarsie

Fed up with bike lanes, Canarsie fights back

It’s southern Brooklyn’s bicycle lane in the sand. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bag is gone without a ‘Trace’

68th Precinct Comment.
Editorial

Should pot be legalized? Two views

A woman is running for Senate on a single platform plank: Legalize marijuana. But is it a good idea to regulate pot like a cold Bud? This week, we explore the issue with opinion pieces from the candidate and from the DA who busts herb smokers. Comment.
Editorial

Medical marijuana? You must be high!

Marijuana may provide relief to patients with serious diseases as well as chronic pain sufferers, but the plant contains THC, a psychoactive chemical substance. Comment.
Bay News

Mail-strom

It’s a mail-strom! Comment.
BoroBeat

West Indian Day parade rocks Eastern Pkway

Brooklyn rocked to the Caribbean beat and Eastern Parkway exploded in color as luminaries and lay folk danced to calypso music, pressed flesh with glittering dancers and feasted on Jamaican jerk chicken during one of the Big Apple’s biggest cultural festivals, the West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade. Comment.
24/7

Le Corbusier exhibit shows the architect in all his weird glory

Love him or hate him, you can’t say that Le Corbusier didn’t have a profound impact on the urban landscape. This was the guy, after all, who gave us the projects, or, as he preferred to call them, “machines for living.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Despite mob ‘connection,’ it’s left in tow

No tow away zone Comment.
Borough-wide

Horror house on 79th Street inflicts raccoons, skeeters and mold on neighbors

An abandoned, dilapidated home on 79th Street has left a neighboring family vexed for more than a decade — but years of inaction from the city and the landowner have broken the final straw. Comment.
24/7

Spring into fall with our annual autumnal arts preview

The dog days of summer are over, so now you can put away Christopher Lloyd in summer stock and get serious about arts and culture again. But there are a lot of music, art, theater and events on the schedule, so join us now for our annual cheat sheet on the season to come. Comment.
Flatbush

Hostage standoff with cops

A crazed man surrendered to police after locking himself, his ex-girlfriend, and two children in an Ocean Avenue apartment for two hours on Friday. Comment.
Features

Facebook versus the wooden spoon

Don’t stalk me, mom,” says the joy of my life. Comment.
High School Sports

Grand expectations: New coach, Wolves ready to roar

Mike Lightfoot was excited to start his seventh season as an assistant coach at Grand Street Campus a few months ago when something completely unexpected happened. Head coach Ed Gazzillo, who started the program in 1999, had to step down after accepting an assistant principal job at a nearby elementary school. Comment.
Bay News

When football was played in New York

Before football was kidnapped to Jersey in the ’70s, the slap of the pigskin on hand or on pavement resounded in all five boroughs: in our parks, in our streets, and on our school fields. Comment.
Features

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