Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010

Borough-wide

Williamsburg power plant bid officially over

Williamsburg residents are claiming victory and relief after the State Court of Appeals refused to hear TransGas Energy’s appeal to be allowed to build an underground power plant on the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment.
Borough-wide

Woman struck down on Ralph Ave.

Police said that the woman was crossing the heavily-traveled thoroughfare near Avenue K at 8:30 p.m. January 21 when she was hit by a passing vehicle. Comment.
Kings Courier

Fire rips through Midwood Home

A firefighter from Ladder 157 takes a quick breather as he and his team put out a near-fatal fire on East 15th Street near Avenue K in Midwood. Comment.
Borough-wide

No-Strand Avenue Being Cut from Junction Streetscape Project

If Nostrand Avenue were a person, it would undoubtedly be feeling pretty left out. Comment.
Borough-wide

New life for Herr’s

Marine Park is trading potato chips for pediatricians. Comment.
Borough-wide

Diner debacle: Rumors swirl about Kings Plaza Diner’s possible closure

It’s a plan of expansion and contraction that’s bound to give local diner lovers indigestion. Comment.
Borough-wide

Marine Park residents challenge cops

Marine Park residents want answers from the 63rd Precinct about a series of robberies. Comment.
Canarsie

Contretemps over East 80th Street ticketing

Canarsie residents are clearly tired of cops hanging out at Avenue J and East 80th Street during the morning rush hour, waiting for cars to make a left turn that is illegal at that hour. Comment.
Borough-wide

Embattled EMTs back at work; Rennix family outraged

By Thomas Tracy Comment.
Williamsburg

EWVIDCO “Cooks” Up Industrial Space in Burg

Light manufacturing is dead. Long live light manufacturing! Comment.
Williamsburg

Police blotter: Flaming buses

Flaming buses Comment.
Williamsburg

Valentine’s Day dance for the whole family

Town Square will hold a Family Valentine’s Day Dance Party featuring dancing, refreshments, and arts & crafts, February 14 from 3-5 p.m. at the Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center, 347 Grand Street between HavemeyerStreet & Marcy Avenue. Comment.
Williamsburg

TransGas appeal rejected

Williamsburg residents are claiming victory and relief after the State Court of Appeals refused to hear TransGas Energy’s appeal to be allowed to build an underground power plant on the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment.
Williamsburg

Calling all artists who want to hang their art in public

Satellite Lounge is looking for some Williamsburg artists who are interested in hanging their art on their walls at Satellite Lounge. Comment.
Williamsburg

Seven-hour Draw-A-Thon transfixes ‘Burg

Michael Alan’s plaster-covered models writhed, twisted and fluttered in a series of poses on January 23 in a Williamsburg loft teeming with sundry antique objects scavenged over two decades by the loft’s tenant. Comment.
Williamsburg

“Freecycling” swap meet in the ’Burg

Town Square presents a bring some/take some “Freecycling Swap” at Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 29 Russell Street between Nassau & Driggs avenues, February 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

“Mix and Mingle” at 9inety North 5th

Join aptsandlofts.com and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate & Development (RED) Committee for an evening of networking, drinks and hors d’œuvres in architect Robert Scarano’s latest development, 9inety North 5th, 90 North Fifth Street between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue in North Williamsburg, February 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Police blotter: Masked marauders sought

Masked marauders sought Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Weekly events at Barnes & Noble Park Slope

Barnes & Noble Park Slope invites the public to participate in its weekly events. Here’s what’s on tap this week. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Short lived crime spree

Short-lived crime spree Comment.
Kings Courier

Jeep hunt

Jeep hunt Comment.
Borough-wide

Marine Park ‘trashes’ Sanitation Department

The city Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is dumping on Marine Park — literally. Comment.
Flatbush

Gunned down on Beverley

Gunned down on Beverley Comment.
Flatbush

Hospital establishes proactive approach to Haiti relief efforts

Kings County Hospital Center, a member facility of NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), has responded with urgency to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. HHC President Alan Aviles appointed Antonio D. Martin, senior vice president of the Central Brooklyn Family Health Network, to be coordinator for HHC’s corporate-wide initiative. This network includes Kings County Hospital Center, lead facility, located at 648 Albany Avenue in the heart of NYC’s Haitian Diaspora in East Flatbush. Comment.
Borough-wide

Playing Catch-Up on the Brighton Line, but Aiming for an On-Time Finish

The rehabilitation of five stations along the Brighton line is moving forward, with the goal of completing work on the southbound side by September. Comment.
Borough-wide

Changing of the guard at the 66th Precinct

In a ceremonial changing of the guard, Inspector Peter DeBlasio handed over the reins of the 66th Precinct to his successor as he bid farewell to residents of Kensington and Borough Park, thanking them for nearly five years of friendship and camaraderie. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

War on warehouses

War on warehouses Comment.
Borough-wide

Writing workshop for teens

Author Ned Vizzini will facilitate a writing workshop for teens at Barnes & Noble Park Slope, 267 Seventh Avenue between Fifth & Sixth streets, 5-7 p.m., February 26. Comment.
Canarsie

Help find him

Help find him Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Police blotter: Paying dearly

Paying dearly Comment.
Borough-wide

Screening of live organ-accompanied silent version of DeMille’s Ten Commandments

The next film on tap in the series is Cecil B. DeMille’s original 1923 version of “The Ten Commandments,” February 13, 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Baptist Temple, 360 Schermerhorn Street at Third Avenue in Boerum Hill. The admission charge is $10; $5 for seniors/students. Comment.
Williamsburg

Nominate Burg’s Most Eligible Bachelor!

Have you ever attended an East River summer concert, hung out at Union Pool or wandered into a community board meeting and thought, “Who’s that cute boy in the corner?” Comment.
Borough-wide

Public schools in danger

The city Department of Education (DOE) will close Metropolitan Corporate Academy — and possibly eight other schools in the borough. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Charter school relocation

The Summit Academy Charter School may have found a new home. Comment.
Williamsburg

City Reliquary Needs Your Help

The little storefront museum that celebrates Brooklyn’s underdog spirit with exacting curatorial detail and a passionate devotion to artifacts large and small may be in danger of closing. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cops to target Park Slope egg bandit

Hard-boiled cops are vowing to step up patrols in order to scramble Park Slope’s egg-tossing bandit. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

DOE: PAVE can stay at P.S. 15

The PAVE Academy Charter School is staying put in P.S. 15’s building. Comment.
Borough-wide

Seven Hour Draw-A-Thon Transfixes Burg

Michael Alan’s plaster-covered models writhed, twisted and fluttered in a series of poses on January 23 in a Williamsburg loft teeming with sundry antique objects scavenged over two decades by the loft’s tenant. Comment.
Williamsburg

Infamous Idiotarod Rides Again

Registration has been a discombobulated mess, no one knows the route, and it is expected to be 26 degrees with a 50 percent chance of snow on Saturday, but that has done little to diminish Brooklynites’ unbridled enthusiasm for the 2010 Idiotarod. Comment.
Borough-wide

Mortgage Man Runs for Congress

After a life of advising New Yorkers on obtaining mortgages to buy their homes, Bruce Hirschfeld wants to help his neighbors in an even more profound way: as a U.S. Congressman. Comment.
Borough-wide

EPA: Superfunded Gowanus won’t discourage lending

There’s plenty of indication in and around the Gowanus Canal that designating the fetid waterway a Superfund site will have little impact on the ability to secure a mortgage, the Environmental Protection Agency insisted this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

CB 18 wants footbridge over congested Flatbush Avenue

If they can’t get across Flatbush Avenue, why not go over it? Comment.
Canarsie

Local church setting up food pantry in Canarsie

One local house of worship is hoping to help residents of Canarsie who are in need. Comment.
Canarsie

Crime in Canarsie heading upwards at start of year

Crime in Canarsie may have hit a historic low in 2009, but, so far, in 2010, it appears to be going in the opposite direction. Comment.
Williamsburg

Hasid vs. Bikester Debate Settles Little

A debate between the Hasidic community in South Williamsburg and cycling advocates over the removal of the Bedford Avenue bike lanes revealed that both sides have irreconcilable differences over improving transportation in Williamsburg. Comment.
Williamsburg

Fulton Takes a Bite Out of Crime

Crime has been on the decline in North Brooklyn for the past year, but Deputy Inspector Dennis Fulton wants community members to take crime prevention into their own hands. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

84 Precinct honors Cop of the Year

Local streets are safer thanks to the efforts of Police Officer John Bolden, named Cop of the Year by the 84th Precinct Community Council last week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Downtown street closures explained at cop meeting

With construction of the Barclays Center arena underway, developer Forest City Ratner and the city continued their outreach to the community regarding parking and traffic changes. Comment.
Borough-wide

Car stop leads to cop shooter

Sometimes a car stop ends with a warning or a traffic ticket, but other times cops get a whole lot more than they bargained for. Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie cops honored for key collars

Four of the 69th Precinct’s officers were honored as cops of the month during the most recent meeting of the precinct’s Community Council. Comment.
Flatbush

Boxing and writing comes to East Flatbush

At first thought, there isn’t a lot in common between boxing and an essay writing contest, but both are being used to help youth stay on the straight and narrow in East Flatbush. Comment.
Flatbush

Triple homicide rocks East Flatbush

Blood has little meaning to Jermaine Ruiz, unless it’s his own blood. Comment.
Flatbush

Felony car stop earns cop award

Making a felony car stop is one of a police officer’s more dangerous jobs,but it also earned one of the 67th Precinct’s finest his first “Cop of the Month” certificate. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hikind endorses Lazar in city council race

If there ever was a heimishe Goliath, Assemblymember Dov Hikind fits the bill. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bay Ridge parents organizing to shine spotlight on reckless driving

Speeding cars. Vehicles that run red lights or stop signs. Illegal U-turns. Comment.
Borough-wide

Heathrow Airport to institute full-body scanners

Authorities have announced that full-body scanners will be introduced at London’s Heathrow airport as part of an effort to prevent terrorists from smuggling explosives onto flights. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bringing servicemembers and their families together:

During this holiday season, Rebecca Tapia also used the computer she received from a nonprofit charity for its intended purpose: staying in touch with her deployed husband, Pfc. Joseph Tapia, a cannon-crew member with 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist Brigade). Comment.
Borough-wide

Councilman recognized as outstanding library advocate

One day after his re-appointment as chair of the New York City Council’s Select Committee on Libraries, Councilman Vincent Gentile received statewide recognition for his advocacy on behalf of the public institutions and was named the New York Library Association’s 2009 Outstanding Advocate of Libraries. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pols rally to fight Brooklyn bus cuts

Gowanus resident Betty Lester isn’t ready for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s version of doomsday — no matter what form it might take. Comment.
Borough-wide

Seminara, CB 10’s first female chair, sworn in to lead board through 2010

With a fair amount of pomp, and some serious warnings about the future of community boards, as an institution, Community Board 10’s officers were sworn in, during the board’s January meeting. Comment.
Borough-wide

Enthusiastic support for changes in curb cut rules

After extensive study and discussion, Community Board 10 has voted resoundingly to support changes to the city’s zoning code that will curtail the creation of new curb cuts. Comment.
Crime

Motoring menace

Motoring menace Comment.
Crime

Brigham St. home invasion

Brigham St. home invasion Comment.
Borough-wide

Prospect YMCA offers new Americans civics/citizenship course

The Prospect Park YMCA’s New Americans Welcome Center — whichsuccessfully assisted 16 new Americans on their path to passing their Citizenship Exam — is offering a free US Civics/Citizenship Preparation Course to help new Americans achieve their goals and dreams. Comment.
Borough-wide

Apply for an internship at the White House

Deadline for the 2010 Summer Internship at the White House in Washington, D.C., is February 7. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn jobless rate continues to grow

After seven months of unemployment, Novia Watson, a single mother in Flatbush, said she’s cut down on the extras to pay for rent, light and gas. Comment.
Borough-wide

Paterson budget plan draws more jeers than cheers

From cuts in education to selling wine in grocery stores to shelling out more money on soda and cigarettes, Gov. Paterson’s $134 billion proposed 2010-11 state budget will affect Brooklynites of every social stratum. Comment.
Bay News

Brooklyn students give back

With 15 bags of clothes, Sheepshead Bay students are helping the less fortunate. Comment.
Borough-wide

“Attack” on Brooklyn high schools

Four of southern Brooklyn’s “persistently lowest achieving” high schools may be closing. Comment.
Borough-wide

State senator to survey express bus riders

Express bus riders angered by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plans to slash the services they use will have the opportunity to speak out, early next month, as one local elected official takes to the streets with a petition and a survey. Comment.
Borough-wide

Knights Of Pythias sponsors “Pitch & Putt”

The Knights of Pythias Juvenile Diabetes Research Association is sponsoring a “Pitch & Putt” Golf Tournament at Jacob Riis Park in Rockaway, June 12, starting at 8:30 a.m., open to professionals and beginners. Comment.
Borough-wide

Park Slope Jewish Center re-traces its past

In hopes of organizing an historical exhibit, the Park Slope Jewish Center — whose research team has discovered missing huge gaps of its history — is researching its past. The synagogue, located on the corner of 14th Street & Eighth Avenue, is casting a wider net into the broader Brooklyn community in hopes of finding people with information. Comment.
Borough-wide

What’s up with that, Chachi?

What’s up with that, Chachi? Comment.
Borough-wide

One Hanson Place is back!

They came, they saw, they ate cupcakes. Comment.
Borough-wide

NYM launches pulmonary rehabilitation program

Pulmonary rehabilitation, a new program offered at New York Methodist Hospital (NYM), is a specific treatment for COPD, which addresses exercise intolerance by improving muscle strength and stamina. The primary goal of pulmonary rehabilitation is to improve the efficiency of the musculoskeletal system so that the lungs are less stressed and can function for prolonged periods of time — enabling the patient to walk, exercise and perform regular activities. Comment.
Borough-wide

Your weekly newsbriefs

Urban umbrellas at your service Comment.
Borough-wide

TV’s MSG Guy is regular Ridgite

The TV spots are a mere 60 seconds in length. Comment.
Borough-wide

Medal of Honor Foundation seeking civilian heroes

A national foundation is scouring the country looking for citizen heroes for membership in an elite club — and Brooklyn is being asked to nominate its best and brightest. Comment.
Borough-wide

Beep in siren song

Brooklyn’s top boss sure knows how to make a grand— and noisy —entrance. Comment.
Borough-wide

Marine Park receives high marks for mulching

Marine Park is mad about mulching. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ford comes to Brooklyn seeking support

Potential U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford came a-courting on Kings County Democratic County leader Vito Lopez in Brooklyn last week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Legendary b-ball coach is focus of free LIU conference

Coaching legend Clair F. Bee, whose innovations on the hardcourt earned him the nickname “Mr. Basketball,” will be the subject of a one-day conference at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus in February. Comment.
Borough-wide

A decade of nursing excellence recognized at LICH

The winning nurses were Gina Colon, RN; Claudette Prince, RN; Yolaine Charles, RN; Iris Bailey; and Lynn Jampayas-Gomez, RN. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kings Plaza to shoppers: buck up!

Note to consumers: take an extra buck with you if you want to park your car inside the Kings Plaza Shopping Center garage. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn home values skid, sales up

Home values in Brooklyn plummeted 8.7 percent in the fourth quarter from the year prior, representing the ninth consecutive quarterly decline, according to a recent report. Comment.
Borough-wide

Forum on Jewish educational institutions — where should you send your child?

Two Brooklyn educational institutions — The Institute for Living Judaism in Brooklyn and The East Midwood Hebrew Day School — will present “The Next Generation: Educating Jewish Children in Brooklyn,” January 31 from 3-5 p.m.. Comment.
Borough-wide

Neighbors at odds over health care reform

Brooklynites this week demonstrated just how split they are on the future of health care reform. Comment.
Borough-wide

Congregation affected by Haiti quake presents benefit concert

Kingsboro Temple Church in Park Slope, whose congregation suffered a number of losses during the earthquake in Haiti, is partnering with the Adventist Development Relief Fund (ADRA) to present “March On,” a Haiti relief benefit concert, February 6, to raise money for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. All proceeds will be donated to ADRA. Comment.
Borough-wide

Williamsburgh Bank Building; A Work of Art

Wherever artist Robert Goldstrom walked in Brooklyn he could not get away from that tower. Comment.
Borough-wide

Registration for Fresh Air Fund summers now open

The winter cold will soon turn to warmer weather, bringing with it Fresh Air Fund summers. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn represents in Empire State Building Run-Up

After eight rounds of chemotherapy and six surgeries in her battle against breast cancer, Jennifer Bolstad was so weak she didn’t think she’d be able to climb her stairs again, let alone run. Comment.
Borough-wide

Empire State College at Brooklyn to hold information session

Empire State College, of the State University of New York, will hold public information session(s) about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Brooklyn location, Suite 600, 177 Livington Street, February 8 at 6 p.m. and February 11 at 3 p.m. Comment.
Borough-wide

29-year-old challenger to Golden’s seat

Twenty-nine-year-old Gravesend resident Mike DiSanto is still in grad school, but he wants to be your next state senator. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ecumenical teach-in and roundtable discussion

Enjoy food, stories, and study as the Dialogue Project presents its Eighth Bi-Annual Citywide Interfaith Teach-In, January 31 from 1:30-4 p.m. at Grace Church Episcopal, 254 Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn deli wars

Purists beware — there’s a new deli in town. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cyclones promote “YOUniform” jersey design contest

Students between the ages of five and 16 have the opportunity to submit a baseball-and/or-Brooklyn-themed jersey design for consideration. A Cyclones panel will determine five finalists, whose designs will be posted on the team’s official Web site, brooklyncyclones.com. Fans will then vote online for their favorite jersey, and the winning design will be announced March 17. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn delegation gets juice in city council

It was Christmas in January at City Hall and as first reported by this newspaper, Coney Island City Councilmember Domenic Recchia received the biggest present. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ride advocates push to save Coney’s past

The same Coney Island group that is fighting rezoning efforts it says short-changes “the People’s Playground” is also pushing hard this week to save some of the storied amusement district’s most historic sites. Comment.
Borough-wide

“Gone Country for Coney” jamboree to benefit advocacy group

Citigrass, Piñataland, 2009 Fiddle Champion Rob Hecht, Central Valley Wildfire and Animal Pharm will headline the bill atthe “Gone Country for Coney” Jamboree, a special event benefitting the advocacy group “Save Coney Island.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Comprehensive guide for City Kids and City Parents released

Lowenstein tackles the entire city finding unique experiences for families from Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and beyond. Comment.
Borough-wide

DOE “slaps” Brooklyn parents

The city Department of Education (DOE) has delivered a “slap in the face” to parents in southern Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

CB 18 butt heads with DEP over new digs

They got the rent money and the nod from City Hall. They even got the boxes. Comment.
Borough-wide

Canarsiens urged to be counted in 2010 Census

Canarsiens count, and they need to be counted when the next Census is taken, later this year. Comment.
Borough-wide

Life expectancy on the rise

Kids may not grow up to make more money than their parents, but according to the latest stats from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, they might very well live longer than their moms and dads. Comment.
Bay News

State: Ave U site good to go

The state this week deemed the cleanup of a toxic Gravesend site to be complete, paving the way for the construction of a residential building and synagogue. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn borough president setting sights on banks too

Barack Obama’s not the only president who’s getting tough on banks. Comment.
Bay News

New commander of 60th precinct checks out nabe

Between Coney Island’s streets on the western end, the infamous Coney Island amusement district in the middle and the Russian-American enclave of Brighton Beach on the eastern end, Dep. Inspector Peter DeBlasio is enjoying his new role as commander of the 60th Precinct. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

PS 222 welcomes Alliance for Quality Education

The Alliance for Quality Education will be Community District Education Council 22’s guest, February 4, 7 p.m. at Public School 222 – The Katherine R. Snyder School, 3301 Quentin Road between East 33rd & East 34th streets in Marine Park. Comment.
High School Sports

Slow start again dooms South Shore

Slow starts have become too much the norm for South Shore. Comment.
High School Sports

Vikings get after it despite absence of Odom

For Anwar Gladden, there was one major difference between his team’s losses to Midwood and Francis Lewis – and it had nothing to do with the absence of star guard Jasmine Odom in the latter. Comment.
High School Sports

Peguero, Hornets buzz by Bloomfield Tech

There has been no questioning Midwood’s frontcourt this season. Northeastern-bound center Jewel Tunstull is a major presence in the paint. Junior small forward Francess Henry has emerged as one of the city’s best 3-point shooters. Comment.
High School Sports

Mason seeing game mature in second season at Ford

Diani Mason said she is starting feel more of a vibe as all the aspects of her game begin to sync together. Comment.
High School Sports

On point: Edwards leads CK over Bishop Loughlin

Corey Edwards loves everything about Bishop Loughlin — climbing the three flights of stairs to the cramped gym, playing in front of a large and boisterous crowd. But most of all he loves facing Jayvaughn Pinkston. Comment.
High School Sports

Romero, fourth-quarter run propel TMLA past Kearney

It has become a matter of if not when for The Mary Louis Academy. The Hilltoppers have made long scoring runs off their fullcourt press and trapping defense a norm in games this season. Against Bishop Ford last Wednesday, they turned a 10-point halftime deficit into an 11-point, third-quarter lead. Comment.
High School Sports

Toro goes off after Ford loss to Woodson

Playing right with a nationally recognized team for four quarters might have earned the Bishop Ford players a pizza party in previous years. But things are different in Park Slope now. Expectations are heightened. That’s what happens when you beat Christ the King and St. Michael Academy in the same season. Comment.
24/7

Brooklyn hearts tUnE-YaRdS

Merrill Garbus feels the Brooklyn love. Comment.
24/7

Free Black History Month events at City Tech

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York will celebrate Black History Month with free events during February at 300 Jay Street (at Tillary Street) in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
24/7

Galapagos channels the 1940s with ‘Speak Easy’

Brooklyn’s got a speakeasy on its hands. Comment.
24/7

Erotic art shop invites you and your sweetie to a provocative supper

SHAG is a new fine art gallery and retail shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whichspecializes in locally made, handcrafted products of an erotic nature. Comments (2).
24/7

Israel Ballet performs new interpretation of Don Quixote

Originally staged in four acts and eight scenes, “Don Quixote” is based on an episode taken from the famous novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes. It tells the story of a knight errant in search of Dulcinea, the lady of his dreams. Accompanied by his loyal squire Sancho and armed with a failing mind and a shaving basin, the knight battles windmills and imaginary monsters as he follows his quest. Comment.
24/7

Passion Pit to help celebrate Brooklyn

While we may be in the throes of winter, the summer will be here before you know it. And it’s not a bad time to think about it either, with acts slated for Celebrate Brooklyn! already being released. Comment.
24/7

BAM presents Mark Morris’ “Socrates” and other works

Mark Morris Dance Group returns to BAM in a program featuring the world premiere of “Socrates,” the NY premiere of “Looky,” and an acclaimed repertory work, “Behemoth.” Comment.
24/7

Kitchen Klutz’s Food Network showdown

“The Kitchen Klutz” and one of the “Worst Cooks in America” have joined forces to destroy the Food Network’s pristine kitchens. Not intentionally, of course. Comment.
24/7

Master classes, part of “Jazz Clinic and Concert Series” at LIU

Tabla player Samir Chatterjee, pianists Orrin Evans and David Berkman, and trumpeter Ralph Alessi will conduct master classes as part of the “Jazz Clinic and Concert Series” this winter and spring at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Comment.
24/7

“Heart” art on display at Slope café

N. Francine Keating presents her he’ART project at Roots Café in Park Slope during February. The project showcases images of hearts taken from everyday objects found around the globe. Comment.
24/7

The pink elephant speaks: exhibition on gentrification opens at MoCADA

Gentrification in Brooklyn is like a topic you shouldn’t bring up at dinner. Comment.
24/7

Ebony Bones coming to Brooklyn

Like a lot of acts these days, thanks to the powers of DIY, Ebony Bones is a self-taught musician, picking and mixing from different genres on her laptop using Pro Tools. Comment.
24/7

African Diaspora showcased in BAM film fest

From February 19-24, BAMcinématek, in collaboration with the African Diaspora Film Festival, presents The Best of the African Diaspora Film Festival. This six-day series showcases 18 films that enjoyed popular acclaim during the 17th annual African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF). Comment.
24/7

BAMcafé Live announces its February lineup

February 5 brings The Dred Scott Trio, and February 6, The Sweet Divines. Both performances are part of Sounds Like Brooklyn Music Festival. February 12 stars Tracy Bonham; February 13, Maiysha; February 19, East West Quintet; February 20, Red Baraat; February 26, Beat Kaestli “Far From Home: A Tribute to European Song” and February 27, Eric Person & Metamorphosis. Comment.
24/7

BAX performance and discussion series highlights acrobatics

The show features Artichoke Dance Company withLynn Neuman, Aidan O’Shea, Paradizo Dance, Chriselle Tidrick of Above and Beyond Dance and Rebecca Stronger of STRONGERcircus. Performances will be followed by a moderated discussion lead by Klein. Comment.
24/7

Now and then

By Meredith Deliso Comment.
24/7

Enduring “accents” showcased at BRIC

Despite the grand claims that globalization has expedited a gradual process of cultural homogeneity, the works in this exhibition suggest that accents endure as un-copy-able markers of difference. They might fade slightly but they rarely disappear completely. They resist, remaining stubbornly present, forcing us to adapt. Comment.
24/7

Annual auction to benefit Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

There will be silent, live and online auctions of fine goods and services, including guitars signed by Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Amy Ray and Kaia Wilson, as well as a microphone signed by Tori Amos. Comment.
24/7

Puppetworks brings two beloved tales to life

Adapted for the marionette stage by Puppetworks’ Artistic Director Nicolas Coppola, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” tells the tale of a vain emperor who buys a set of ‘invisible’ clothes, only to march down the street in his underwear. The play is accompanied by the music of Dmitri Shostakovich. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kiwanian celebrates milestone birthday by recognizing achievements of others

Embracing the spirit of giving for which the organization he belongs to is internationally recognized, Kiwanis International Club of Mount Olive, New Jersey’s Distinguished Lieutenant Governor Cedric L. Roach wanted to give back to his community. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Tractor trailer sparks slippery situation

A 53-foot tractor trailer was left resting on a concrete divider as its contents spilled out on the roadway following a collision at “the top of the world.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Wounded soldier asks for relief

Wounded soldier asks for relief Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Lachman considers race for 44th City Council District

A blast from the past could be throwing his hat in the ring in the 44th District City Council special election. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Felder race carries political implications

The upcoming special election to succeed Simcha Felder for the 44th District City Council seat is shaping up as a political version of David versus Goliath, according to Hassidic and Orthodox Jewish political pundits in Borough Park. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Help for Haiti fundraiser at Slope restaurant

Dine at Palo Santo Restaurant in Park Slope, January 31, and half of the money that you spend will go to the Rural Haiti Project, which is working to provide much needed relief to people affected by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

King Remembered In Brooklyn Birthday

Swayed by the inspiring sounds of the New Life Tabernacle Choir, Brooklynites lifted their voices in song to celebrate the progress that has happened since Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death as well as catalyze the social change that needs to come. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Station break

Station break Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Coney Island in for a new ride this summer

The biggest things to hit Coney Island last summer were Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants. This year it’ll be thrill rides from an Italian outfit called Zamperla. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Nadler says Lander is best above rest

Nadler says Lander is best above rest Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Forum on Afghanistan war

All welcome to attend an evening with David Wildman, executive secretary of Human Rights & Racial Justice with the United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries and co-author of “Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer,” as he discusses “Afghanistan: A First Hand Report,” January 25, 7-9 p.m. at the South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street (just off Fulton Street). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

District 15 CEC PA/PTA Share Fair

The District 15 Community Education Council invites all to join them for a PA/PTA Share Fair, January 23 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at PS 124 %u2013 The Silas B. Dutcher School, 515 Fourth Avenue between 13th and 14th streets. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

You can save a life

A Brooklyn Heights father needs your help. Comment.
Features

The brave people of Haiti are down, but not out

Given the inequity of life, many of us will never experience the pain, suffering and losses of Haiti’s earthquake victims. Comment.
Borough-wide

TV’s MSG Guy is regular Ridgite

The TV spots are a mere 60 seconds in length. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ride advocates push to save Coney’s past

The same Coney Island group that is fighting rezoning efforts it says short-changes “the People’s Playground” is also pushing hard this week to save some of the storied amusement district’s most historic sites. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn reps applaud temporary protected status for Haitians

Brooklyn elected officials applauded the move by the federal government to grant temporary protected status to Haitians living in this country. Comment.
Borough-wide

Haiti horror’s political%A0repercussions

Haiti horror’s political repercussions Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklynites urged to donate to reputable groups to help Haiti

For Brooklynites, the earthquake that devastated Haiti sent shock waves across the borough, which has some 75,000 Haitian residents, making it one of the largest communities of Haitians outside the island. Comment.
Borough-wide

DOE okays bake sales for Haiti

Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) may sell cupcakes to raise money for Haiti — but are restricted in selling desserts to benefit Brooklyn schools. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Dunked into cell

Dunked into cell Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

City eyes uses near Red Hook terminal

The city is planning to enliven the area adjacent to Red Hook’s cruise terminal, an area critics charge has yet to live up to the promise city officials once touted, this paper has learned. Comment.
Borough-wide

Red Hook woman battling for biker rights

Motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts say city policy is sending them on a highway to hell. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

P.S. 15 vs. PAVE

Red Hook parents and teachers took to the street to demand that the PAVE Academy Charter School vacate P.S. 15’s building. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Running with scissors

Clark St. attack Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

CB 2 brings cyclists, pedestrians and motorists together

It’s like trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East without Israel at the table. Comment.
Borough-wide

Interview with a hitchhiker: Globetrotting Frenchman makes Brooklyn pitstop

Frenchman Jeremy Marie is depending on the kindness of strangers to help him through a multi-year, global hitchhike that has taken him from the pyramids of Egypt to the tundra of Alaska — and he’s not even halfway through his journey yet. He began his trip in October 2007, and intends to keep going until some time in 2012. This week, he arrived in Brooklyn, which he said impressed him for its authenticity and diversity, and took some time to talk about his experiences. Comment.
Borough-wide

Atlantic Yards foes protest homeless shelter closing

A homeless shelter shuttered days before the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday became a cause célèbre among elected officials and opponents of the Atlantic Yards project. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tractor trailer sparks slippery situation

A 53-foot tractor trailer was left resting on a concrete divider as its contents spilled out on the roadway following a collision at “the top of the world.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Lessons learned from gas explosion

While no one was hurt when three manhole covers blew their stacks and popped out of their housings Monday, residents in Brooklyn Heights want to make sure they’re not subject to another bout of underground indigestion. Comment.
Borough-wide

Neighbors at odds over health care reform

Brooklynites this week demonstrated just how split they are on the future of health care reform. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

B67 Bus: Now on Twitter

For decades, bus riders waiting for the B67 bus had little idea how far away the next bus would be arriving beyond the MTA’s scheduled timesheet. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

CB6 OKs Berkeley Carroll expansion

Community Board 6 this week gave its blessing to the expansion plan posed by an elite Park Slope private school, determining that the controversial scheme would not spell doom for the neighborhood’s historic district. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Landmark proposal continues to raise eyebrows

A plan to expand the Carroll Gardens historic district is prompting the neighborhood’s“silent majority” to have their voices finally heard. Comment.
Borough-wide

Work proceeding along Gowanus

It might not be a Superfund site, but that’s not stopping the feds from treating the Gowanus Canal like one. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bake sales for Haiti

Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) may sell cupcakes to raise money for Haiti — but are restricted in selling desserts to benefit Brooklyn schools. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn jobless rate continues to grow

After seven months of unemployment, Novia Watson, a single mother in Flatbush, said she’s cut down on the extras to pay for rent, light and gas. Comment.
Borough-wide

Paterson budget plan draws more jeers than cheers

From cuts in education to selling wine in grocery stores to shelling out more money on soda and cigarettes, Gov. Paterson’s $134 billion proposed 2010-11 state budget will affect Brooklynites of every social stratum. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn students give back

With 15 bags of clothes, Sheepshead Bay students are helping the less fortunate. Comment.
Borough-wide

“Attack” on Brooklyn high schools

Four of southern Brooklyn’s “persistently lowest achieving” high schools may be closing. Comment.
Borough-wide

State senator to survey express bus riders

Express bus riders angered by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plans to slash the services they use will have the opportunity to speak out, early next month, as one local elected official takes to the streets with a petition and a survey. Comment.
Borough-wide

What’s up with that, Chachi?

What’s up with that, Chachi? Comment.
Borough-wide

Medal of Honor Foundation seeking civilian heroes

A national foundation is scouring the country looking for citizen heroes for membership in an elite club — and Brooklyn is being asked to nominate its best and brightest. Comment.
Borough-wide

Beep in siren song

Brooklyn’s top boss sure knows how to make a grand— and noisy —entrance. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn represents in Empire State Building Run-Up

After eight rounds of chemotherapy and six surgeries in her battle against breast cancer, Jennifer Bolstad was so weak she didn’t think she’d be able to climb her stairs again, let alone run. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn deli wars

Purists beware — there’s a new deli in town. Comment.
Borough-wide

Life expectancy on the rise

Kids may not grow up to make more money than their parents, but according to the latest stats from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, they might very well live longer than their moms and dads. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bay Ridge parents organizing to shine spotlight on reckless driving

Speeding cars. Vehicles that run red lights or stop signs. Illegal U-turns. Comment.
Borough-wide

One Hanson Place is back!

They came, they saw, they ate cupcakes. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ford comes to Brooklyn seeking support

Potential U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford came a-courting on Kings County Democratic County leader Vito Lopez in Brooklyn last week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kings Plaza to shoppers: buck up!

By Joe Maniscalco Comment.
Borough-wide

Williamsburgh Bank Building; A Work of Art

Wherever artist Robert Goldstrom walked in Brooklyn he could not get away from that tower. Comment.
Borough-wide

29-year-old challenger to Golden’s seat

Twenty-nine-year-old Gravesend resident Mike DiSanto is still in grad school, but he wants to be your next state senator. Comment.
Borough-wide

CB 18 butt heads with DEP over new digs

They got the rent money and the nod from City Hall. They even got the boxes. Comment.
Borough-wide

New commander of 60th precinct checks out nabe

Between Coney Island’s streets on the western end, the infamous Coney Island amusement district in the middle and the Russian-American enclave of Brighton Beach on the eastern end, Dep. Inspector Peter DeBlasio is enjoying his new role as commander of the 60th Precinct. Comment.
Borough-wide

Seminara, CB 10’s first female chair, sworn in to lead board through 2010

With a fair amount of pomp, and some serious warnings about the future of community boards, as an institution, Community Board 10’s officers were sworn in, during the board’s January meeting. Comment.
Borough-wide

Enthusiastic support for changes in curb cut rules

After extensive study and discussion, Community Board 10 has voted resoundingly to support changes to the city’s zoning code that will curtail the creation of new curb cuts. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Lander takes City Council oath of office

The Brad Lander era has officially begun. Comment.
Editorial

Millions of dollars are available for job programs

What would you say if we told you that over the last year, the State of New York, in the face of soaring unemployment rates and a crippling deficit, left tens of millions dollars of federal funding for jobs programs on the table? Comment.
Features

Hurricane Lee is full of hot air

Someone once said, “A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Searching for Pammy Fisher

The arrest of a politically-connected Brooklyn reverend who held a demonstration questioning Brooklyn’s judicial selection process has revealed a growing fissure within the Kings County Democratic Party. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New opposition to Berkeley Carroll expansion

A preeminent Brooklyn Heights preservationist is blasting the expansion of a Park Slope private school, saying its plan has the potential to frustrate the fundamental values of the historic district. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Fallon joins BK rockers for Haiti benefit

The horrors of the earthquake in Haiti have been broadcast to us here in New York over the past week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Levin talks community involvement at start of term

Newly elected 33rd District City Councilmember Steve Levin is vowing to hit the ground running - or at least with his eyes open. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bell House shows strength through unity for Haiti benefit

The horrors of the earthquake in Haiti have been broadcast to us here in New York over the past week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Marine Park ‘trashes’ Sanitation Department

The city Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is dumping on Marine Park — literally. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn home values skid, sales up

Home values in Brooklyn plummeted 8.7 percent in the fourth quarter from the year prior, representing the ninth consecutive quarterly decline, according to a recent report. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn delegation gets juice in city council

It was Christmas in January at City Hall and as first reported by this newspaper, Coney Island City Councilmember Domenic Recchia received the biggest present. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pols rally to fight Brooklyn bus cuts

Gowanus resident Betty Lester isn’t ready for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s version of doomsday — no matter what form it might take. Comment.
Borough-wide

DOE “slaps” Brooklyn parents

The city Department of Education (DOE) has delivered a “slap in the face” to parents in southern Brooklyn. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn borough president setting sights on banks too

Barack Obama’s not the only president who’s getting tough on banks. Comment.
Borough-wide

Giving their pitch: Republican Gubernatorial candidates address Bklyn GOP

Two of the leading Republican candidates hoping to unseat Governor David Paterson brought their platform of reducing spending and lowering taxes to Brooklyn GOPers last week during a packed meeting held at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment.
Borough-wide

Start to subway station rehab

Work has begun at last on the $13.5 million renovation of the 86th Street station on the R line. Comment.
Borough-wide

School lunch questions

School lunches need an overhaul, starting with mozzarella sticks, according to a leading parent advocate in School District 20. Comment.
Borough-wide

Streetscape improvements planned for 86th Street

Now that the water main work along 86th Street is history, one local merchant group is looking to the future. Comment.
Borough-wide

Canarsiens urged to be counted in 2010 Census

Canarsiens count, and they need to be counted when the next Census is taken, later this year. Comment.
Borough-wide

State: Ave U site good to go

The state this week deemed the cleanup of a toxic Gravesend site to be complete, paving the way for the construction of a residential building and synagogue. Comment.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

Flatbush

Kidnapper capture

Kidnapper capture Comment.
Borough-wide

Parker could face same fate as Monserrate

If State Senator Kevin Parker (D-Flatbush, Midwood) is wondering what will happen once the criminal charges against him are adjudicated, all he has to do is look at fellow Senator Hiram Monserrate. Comment.
Flatbush

East Flatbush crime down in 2009

The streets of East Flatbush are still rough and tough, but crime plummeted in 2009, according to unofficial year-end statistics. Comment.
Borough-wide

Fire threatens Dutch Reformed Church property

Investigators are probing the cause of a blaze that ripped through a community building behind the historic Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church. Comment.
Canarsie

Car-jacker busted on birthday

Car-jacker busted on birthday Comment.
Canarsie

Tackling homeowner insurance issues head-on

Its coastal location may have drawn many residents to Canarsie. Comment.
Canarsie

Corner of Canarsie to go green

A blighted corner should soon be transformed into an oasis of green. Comment.
Canarsie

Repavings improve Canarsie thoroughfares; more to go

Canarsie streets are not as much of a roller coaster ride as they used to be. Comment.
Canarsie

Sen. Sampson at war with McDonalds

An ongoing push to have a notorious 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant on Rockaway Parkway and Conklin Avenue closed at night was given new life last week when State Senator and Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson joined the anti-fry fray against real-life hamburglars. Comment.
Kings Courier

Ave. J bias attack

Ave. J bias attack Comment.
Kings Courier

300 fewer crimes

The 70th Precinct ended 2009 on a high note, with another significant drop in overall crime. Comment.
Kings Courier

PS 255 students help the homeless

In response to Chancellor Klein’s Community Service Initiative, students from Public School 255 have taken on the responsibility of providing essential items to a local homeless shelter. Comment.
Kings Courier

Public option will not RIP!

Rallyers Paul and Linda Grebanier turn holiday carolers in front of Rep. Yvette Clarke’s district office, 123 Linden Boulevard, as they sing their support for the “public option” clause in the Senate health care reform bill. Comment.
Kings Courier

History swoops into Floyd Bennett

An authentic C-54 Skymaster touches down on the tarmac of historic Floyd Bennett Field where it will remain on display at Hangar B through the winter and spring months. Comment.
Kings Courier

Students fortuitously bump into Rudy during school trip

After a school trip in Manhattan, Public School 255 fourth graders in Ashley Venturino’s class got an unexpected lesson in civics when, upon leaving the building, Venturino spotted former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Comments (1).
Kings Courier

No rookies for 63rd Precinct

None of the 250 NYPD rookies who threw up their gloves in celebration at their graduation late last month will be showing up for work at the 63rd Precinct anytime soon, this paper has learned. Comment.
Flatbush

Foodies flocking to Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn

Flatbush residents appear to have a major appetite for good food these days. Comment.
Flatbush

300 fewer crimes: 70th Precinct touts latest statistics

The 70th Precinct ended 2009 on a high note, with another significant drop in overall crime. Comment.
Canarsie

Voluntary Angioplasty now performed at Brookdale

In the past, when a patient underwent a coronary angiogram, a diagnostic test to detect arterial blockage, and the result was positive, it was necessary for that patient to transfer to another facility for elective angioplasty. An angioplasty is performed to restore normal blood flow to the heart muscle. Comment.
Canarsie

Electronic voting coming to a polling station near you this fall

Very soon, a rite of passage for many Brooklynites will be only a memory, as New York finally retires its venerable lever voting machines. Comment.
Canarsie

Fillmore CEO elected president of Brooklyn Board of Realtors

John P. Reinhardt, president and chief executive officer of Fillmore Real Estate, New York City’s largest privately-owned and operated real estate firm, has been elected president of the Brooklyn Board of Realtors (BBOR) for 2010. Comment.
Canarsie

Bklyn Flea moves indoors

The Brooklyn Flea moved indoors to Skylight One Hanson, the new high-end event space at One Hanson Place in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.The nearly two-year-old vendor marketplace will occupy 20,000 square feet of ground floor and basement space in the former landmark Williamsburg Savings Bank Building every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the next 11 weekends, until the Flea moves back outdoors in the spring. Dozens of vendors will offer a variety of items ranging from antiques and vintage furniture to artisanal chocolates, clothing and jewelry. Comment.
Canarsie

Songs of Love hope to strike a chord

Chase Bank has teamed up with a popular social networking site in a Community Giving initiative. Comment.
Canarsie

69th Precinct has ‘best year on record since 1973’

After a record low year in crime, Canarsie cops are poising for the challenge of keeping the downward trend on track. Comment.
Bay News

Remembering life on bustling 86th St.%A0

When this newspaper was on 86th Street, the shopping under the West End Line was phenomenal and shoppers came from all over. The local shoppers were different then, mostly Italian and Jewish reflecting the resident population, but the stores and restaurants drew everyone from afar to what the 86th St. Board of Trade’s Stan Roher called the greatest outdoor shopping Mall in New York City Comment.
Bay News

70th Pct. records sharp decline

The 70th Precinct ended 2009 on a high note, with another significant drop in overall crime. Comment.
Bay News

86th St. subway rehab on

Work has begun at last on the $13.5 million renovation of the 86th Street station on the R line. Comment.
Crime

Robbed before drop off

Robbed before drop-off Comment.
Borough-wide

Adult education opportunities at KCC

The My Turn Program at Kingsborough Community College is offering a special program for New York residents, 60 years or older, who are interested in returning to college. Comment.
Borough-wide

Forum on Jewish educational institutions

Two Brooklyn educational institutions — The Institute for Living Judaism in Brooklyn and The East Midwood Hebrew Day School — will present the first in a series of forums, January 31 from 3-5 p.m., aimed at helping Brooklyn parents choose Jewish programs for their children — day school, Talmud Torah, religious school, pre-K, Hebrew high, or some combination thereof. The program will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Avenue. Comment.
Borough-wide

Dyker Heights gives thumbs down to bus cuts

Nestled between Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights has always been hard to reach via public transportation. Comment.
Borough-wide

Gordon Foundation winners

The Michael Gordon Foundation awarded scholarships to nine students at Bishop Kearney High School. Kearney’s Principal Sister Thomasine Stagnitta presented the awards totaling $31,440 in recognition of their scholastic achievement and academic promise. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tourist business takes Brooklyn Public Library

A business that created a win-win situation became the big winner itself in taking the Brooklyn Public Library’s top prize in their 6th annual PowerUP! competition. Comment.
Borough-wide

Learning from art & dance

This season has been a productive one for Young Dancers in Repertory’s Out of School Time (OST) program at Public School 127 in Dyker Heights. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘State senator for a day’

State Senator Martin J. Golden will be hosting his Eighth Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest and has invited junior high school, public, private and parochial school students within grades six, seven and eight, and throughout Districts 20, 21, and 22 to participate. Comment.
Borough-wide

Dyker Heights Civic swearing-in

A pomp-filled ceremony accompanied the rites when grassroots gladiators from the Dyker Heights Civic Association took the oath of office during an officer installation at St. Philip’s Church in Bay Ridge. Comment.
Crime

Wounded soldier asks for relief

Wounded soldier asks for relief Comment.
Editorial

In defense of DOE school closings

Features

Hurricane Lee is full of discourteous hot air%A0

Someone once said, “A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice.” Comment.
Features

The brave people of Haiti are down, but not out

Given the inequity of life, many of us will never experience the pain, suffering and losses of Haiti’s earthquake victims. Comment.
Bay News

Dale Bagels in Sheepshead Bay: classic Bklyn nosh

Veteran Brooklyn dough-puncher Paul DiSpirito doesn’t believe in taking short cuts when it comes to making bagels “the old-fashioned way.” Comment.
Bay News

Old-world quality at Brenman’s Meat Mkt.

Think you must be “old” if you can remember going to the butcher and having meat cut to order? Comment.
Bay News

Discuss the future of Coney Island

The Coney Island HOPE (Helping Other People Excel) Center will meet at 7 p.m., January 26 at 2701 Mermaid Avenue, corner of West 27th Street. Comment.
Borough-wide

Your weekly newsbriefs

‘Master of Coney Island’ remembered Comment.
Borough-wide

61st Precinct can’t top Mother Nature

Captain George Mastrokostas, the commanding officer of the 61st Precinct, has a bone to pick with Mother Nature. Comment.
Borough-wide

District 21 staffing changes

School District 21 is one step closer to having a new leader. Comment.
Borough-wide

King Remembered In Brooklyn Birthday

Swayed by the inspiring sounds of the New Life Tabernacle Choir, Brooklynites lifted their voices in song to celebrate the progress that has happened since Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death as well as catalyze the social change that needs to come. Comment.
Borough-wide

Haiti horror’s political%A0repercussions

Haiti horror’s political repercussions Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn reps applaud temporary protected status for Haitians

Brooklyn elected officials applauded the move by the federal government to grant temporary protected status to Haitians living in this country. Comment.
Bay News

Schools go heavy on the salt

A Coney Island City Councilmember is taking the city to task — over seasoning. Comment.
Bay News

Flier denouncing mosque goes around Sheepshead Bay

An anonymous flyer distributed in parts of Sheepshead Bay last week proclaimed that the Muslim organization behind a proposed mosque and community center supports terrorist groups and encourages suicide bombings. Comment.
Borough-wide

Felder race carries political implications

The upcoming special election to succeed Simcha Felder for the 44th District City Council seat is shaping up as a political version of David versus Goliath, according to Hassidic and Orthodox Jewish political pundits in Borough Park. Comment.
Borough-wide

You can save a life

A Brooklyn Heights father needs your help. Comment.
Borough-wide

Lachman considers race for 44th City Council District

A blast from the past could be throwing his hat in the ring in the 44th District City Council special election. Comment.
Bay News

Gerritsen Beach bash

Gerritsen Beach bash Comment.
Borough-wide

Help for Haiti fundraiser at Slope restaurant

Dine at Palo Santo Restaurant in Park Slope, January 31, and half of the money that you spend will go to the Rural Haiti Project, which is working to provide much needed relief to people affected by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Comment.
Borough-wide

DOE okays bake sales for Haiti

Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) may sell cupcakes to raise money for Haiti — but are restricted in selling desserts to benefit Brooklyn schools. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklynites urged to donate to reputable groups to help Haiti

For Brooklynites, the earthquake that devastated Haiti sent shock waves across the borough, which has some 75,000 Haitian residents, making it one of the largest communities of Haitians outside the island. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kings Plaza Theater closes doors

It seems that the curtains have finally closed on the AMC Loews’ Kings Plaza movie theater. Comment.
Bay News

Meet the new commander of the 62nd Police Pct.%A0

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council(BWECC) will hold its next meeting, January 25, 8 p.m. at the FIAO Beacon Community Center at Seth Low Intermediate School 96, 99 Avenue P between West 11th & West 12th streets. Comment.
Bay News

Cops honor cops at Coney Island Medal Day

Cops from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct took a moment to pat each other on the back last week during their annual Medal Day celebration. Comment.
Borough-wide

New amphitheater could leave neighbors with concrete slab

Sixty-four million dollars is a lot of cash, but it still won’t be enough to pay for a skate park or ice skating rink at thenew “Coney Island Center.” Comment.
Borough-wide

New vessels won’t rock the boat, city says

Just because the city is entertaining permits for two new charter boats in Sheepshead Bay, that doesn’t mean it’s ready to throw the fishing fleet overboard. Comment.
Bay News

New Coalition forms in response to Coney Island violence

Coney Island stakeholders have launched a new effort to confront the rising tide of violence in their community. Comment.
Borough-wide

Nabe leaders start donation drive for Haiti earthquake victims

Neighborhood residents will soon be joining the ongoing effort to help the thousands of families devastated by last week’s earthquake in Haiti. Comment.
Bay News

More than just an apple for this teacher

A physics teacher at John Dewey High School has made the grade. Comment.
Bay News

New boss of the 62nd Pct.

If you’re one of those people who believe the old adage “You can never go home again,” then you should talk to Deputy Inspector James Rooney. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Coney Island in for a new ride this summer

The biggest things to hit Coney Island last summer were Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants. This year it’ll be thrill rides from an Italian outfit called Zamperla. Comment.
Borough-wide

Nadler says Lander is best above rest

Nadler says Lander is best above rest Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn students participate in MoCADA show

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) hasn’t always been “family friendly.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

City eyes uses near Red Hook terminal

The city is planning to enliven the area adjacent to Red Hook’s cruise terminal, an area critics charge has yet to live up to the promise city officials once touted, this paper has learned. Comment.
Borough-wide

Burg Prices Hit Floor, Brokers Say

Isaac Newtown theorized that what goes up must come down. Williamsburg’s real estate developers are hoping for the opposite. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

P.S. 15 vs. PAVE

Red Hook parents and teachers took to the street to demand that the PAVE Academy Charter School vacate P.S. 15’s building. Comment.
Borough-wide

Draw Your “Family” with Michael Alan

In one of the last remaining fully-occupied artist warehouses in Williamsburg, artist Michael Alan hastily arranged a series of highly intricate ink drawings and papier-mâché cast figures. Comment.
Borough-wide

Atlantic Yards foes protest homeless shelter closing

A homeless shelter shuttered days before the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday became a cause célèbre among elected officials and opponents of the Atlantic Yards project. Comment.
Borough-wide

Interview with a hitchhiker: Globetrotting Frenchman makes Brooklyn pitstop

Frenchman Jeremy Marie is depending on the kindness of strangers to help him through a multi-year, global hitchhike that has taken him from the pyramids of Egypt to the tundra of Alaska — and he’s not even halfway through his journey yet. He began his trip in October 2007, and intends to keep going until some time in 2012. This week, he arrived in Brooklyn, which he said impressed him for its authenticity and diversity, and took some time to talk about his experiences. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Lessons learned from gas explosion

While no one was hurt when three manhole covers blew their stacks and popped out of their housings Monday, residents in Brooklyn Heights want to make sure they’re not subject to another bout of underground indigestion. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

CB 2 brings cyclists, pedestrians and motorists together

It’s like trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East without Israel at the table. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tractor trailer sparks slippery situation

A 53-foot tractor trailer was left resting on a concrete divider as its contents spilled out on the roadway following a collision at “the top of the world.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Beaten for cell phone

Beaten for cell phone Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Station break

Station break Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Dunked into cell

Dunked into cell Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Running with scissors

Running with scissors Comment.
Borough-wide

Burglaries, Strippers Roil 94th Precinct

New year, same pressing concerns. Comment.
Borough-wide

Red Hook woman battling for biker rights

Motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts say city policy is sending them on a highway to hell. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

Canarsie

Tackling homeowner insurance issues head-on

Its coastal location may have drawn many residents to Canarsie. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bake sales for Haiti

Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) may sell cupcakes to raise money for Haiti — but are restricted in selling desserts to benefit Brooklyn schools. Comment.
Borough-wide

Driver killed by own minivan following accident

A 32-year-old motorist was killed during a harrowing East Flatbush accident involving a minivan, a pothole and a telephone pole, officials said this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Fire threatens Dutch Reformed Church property

Investigators are probing the cause of a blaze that ripped through a community building behind the historic Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church. Comment.
Borough-wide

Civic OK with private school plan

An influential civic group needed less than a week to decide that a controversial expansion plan would not harm Park Slope’s historic district. Comment.
Borough-wide

Haiti horror’s political repercussions

Haiti horror’s political repercussions Comment.
Borough-wide

Parker could face same fate as Monserrate

If State Senator Kevin Parker (D-Flatbush, Midwood) is wondering what will happen once the criminal charges against him are adjudicated, all he has to do is look at fellow Senator Hiram Monserrate. Comment.
Borough-wide

Odors, Construction Delays Rankle NCMC

Less than two weeks on the job, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Cas Holloway is already receiving pressure from North Brooklyn community activists to reduce odors from the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and expedite city construction projects nearby. Comment.
Canarsie

Sen. Sampson at war with McDonalds

An ongoing push to have a notorious 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant on Rockaway Parkway and Conklin Avenue closed at night was given new life last week when State Senator and Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson joined the anti-fry fray against real-life hamburglars. Comment.
Borough-wide

Senior trapped in car following wreck

Firefighters scrambled to free a senior citizen trapped inside his Honda following a car accident at the corner of Kings Highway and East 29th Street. Comment.
Borough-wide

Land(er) Ho! Brad Becomes a Council Member

The Brad Lander era has officially begun. Comment.
Borough-wide

Work proceeding along Gowanus

It might not be a Superfund site, but that’s not stopping the feds from treating the Gowanus Canal like one. Comment.
Borough-wide

Senior rumble leads to arrest

Gersh Gofman gives new meaning to the term elder abuse. Comment.
Borough-wide

Foodies flocking to Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn’s new culinary melting pot

Flatbush residents appear to have a major appetite for good food these days. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Landmark proposal continues to raise eyebrows

A plan to expand the Carroll Gardens historic district is prompting the neighborhood’s“silent majority” to have their voices finally heard. Comment.
Canarsie

Repavings improve Canarsie thoroughfares; more to go

Canarsie streets are not as much of a roller coaster ride as they used to be. Comment.
Canarsie

Corner of Canarsie to go green

A blighted corner should soon be transformed into an oasis of green. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tourist business takes Brooklyn Public Library’s top entrepreneurial prize

A business that created a win-win situation became the big winner itself in taking the Brooklyn Public Library’s top prize in their 6th annual PowerUP! competition. Comment.
Flatbush

Kidnapper capture

Kidnapper capture Comment.
Canarsie

Car-jacker busted on birthday

Car-jacker busted on birthday Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

B67 Bus: Now on Twitter

For decades, bus riders waiting for the B67 bus had little idea how far away the next bus would be arriving beyond the MTA’s scheduled timesheet. Comment.
Borough-wide

Meet “The Attitude Girl”

Sometimes it pays to have a little attitude. Comment.
Borough-wide

They’re off and running at 86th Street station

Work has at last begun on the $13.5 million renovation of the 86th Street station on the R line. Comment.
Borough-wide

District manager reflects on 20-year gig

Brooklyn Courier

CB6 OKs Berkeley Carroll expansion

Community Board 6 this week gave its blessing to the expansion plan posed by an elite Park Slope private school, determining that the controversial scheme would not spell doom for the neighborhood’s historic district. Comment.
Flatbush

East Flatbush crime down in 2009

The streets of East Flatbush are still rough and tough, but crime plummeted in 2009, according to unofficial year-end statistics. Comment.

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