Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010

Crime

Rapper will have to beat the rap

Brooklyn rapper Ronald “Ra Diggs” Herron, 28, was indicted on Oct. 6 for running a murderous drug crew responsible for much of the crack and heroin in Boerum Hill’s Gowanus Houses — the same day his latest rap hit stores. Comment.
BoroBeat

Bensonhurst celebrates Columbus Day with parade

Red, white and blue — along with some red, white and green — were seen all over 18th Avenue on Oct. 8 in celebration of the 29th annual Columbus Day Parade. Comment.
BoroBeat

Junk bandits battle filthy Prospect Park Lake

They were more than happy to take the crap. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

24/7

Not the same old ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

This stage version amps up the best part of the play — the humor — for an enjoyable, two-hour production that’s entertaining for adults and tweens alike. Comment.
24/7

‘Punk’ rocks — and other good buys

A “punk” annual tradition returns to DUMBO, while two new stores bring fashionable styles to Red Hook and Clinton Hill. Here’s what’s on our market watch this week. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

24/7

The best bird art isn’t even on the walls

This one’s for the birds. Comment.
24/7

Recipe: Make your own ice cream

One of the members of the ice cream social shared with us her signature dish, which is good enough to eat any time of year. Comment.
24/7

Join the coolest club — literally

Here’s the scoop on one of Brooklyn’s coolest new social club. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

Borough-wide

Tragedy is shared by all

By Gary Buiso Comment.
Borough-wide

Roofus: Lopez gives voters no choice

This week, Roofus explains why it’s so easy to vote in Williamsburg. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Starbucks is a crime nexus

84th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Hats off to DNA!

DNA dunk Comment.
24/7

Fred Tomaselli show at the Brooklyn Museum starts Friday

Artist Fred Tomaselli’s black light poster-esque psychedelic images are everywhere — online, in books, and even on album covers — but to truly appreciate the art, you need to see it live. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

From Romeos to ruffians

77th Precinct Comment.
Kings Courier

13-year-old killed in horrific crash

A 13-year-old was killed when her 16-year-old friend — driving with just a learner’s permit — smashed a speeding minivan into a corner house on a quiet Midwood street Sunday. Comment.
Editorial

Tax Ratner for parking — not us!

To residential parking permit — or not? That is the latest taxing question to confound Prospect Heights and Fort Greene residents since City Councilwoman Letitia James’s recent announcement that she intends to reheat Bloomberg’s residential parking permit leftovers — an indigestible portion of the mayor’s failed 2008 Congestion Pricing Plan. Comment.
Borough-wide

Midwood mourns boy killed in blaze

Midwood came out en masse on Thursday to mourn the death of an 8-year-old boy with “a pure holy soul,” killed after a vicious fire ravaged the top floor of a three-story home on Avenue P. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bankrupt firm to help ‘pay’ for Gowanus clean-up

A chemical company with two dirty Red Hook plants agreed this week to help foot the bill for the $1-billion Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal — oh, but there’s one catch: the company is bankrupt. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Tool time on Douglass Street

78th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Home invasions continue to plague nabe

Home invasions are quickly becoming a neighborhood pastime. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Flatbush Ave. store employee attacked

Flatbush Ave. follies Comment.
Kings Courier

Thieves nabbed in elevator robbery

Followed and robbed Comment.
Flatbush

Man shot in the back on Foster Ave.

Shot on Foster Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Two girls rob a woman

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

No shore thing

The city is putting together a master plan to give residents access to its 500 miles of shoreline — except in Canarsie. Comment.
Borough-wide

Golden oddity: Marty rallies against tax, but didn’t vote against it

Last week, state Sen. Marty Golden railed against the state’s decision to bring back the 4.375-percent tax on clothes and shoes — which began Friday — even though he was a no-show when the Senate voted on the measure on Aug. 3. Comment.
Borough-wide

Another shooting at dodgy club

68th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Ida Eisenstein is our pigskin prognosticator!

Our gridiron guru Ida Eisenstein proved something this week that many in the office pool began to question, at least privately: she’s human. Ida had an off-week, winning just five of 14 contests, a devastating blow to her fans, but not to her confidence, which remains solid as a lump of osmium. Comment.
Bay News

Crooked moves: Cops looking for dancing mugger

Dance dunce Comment.
Features

Joanna takes Rachel Ray’s challenge

After watching Rachael Ray’s new show, “Week in a Day,” I decided to take the challenge. The premise is to make five meals in one day. So I picked the weekend to compete. Comment.
Features

Haj doesn’t separate good from evil

Radicals and moderates alike will press flesh and embrace as brothers and sisters of one family when Muslims from around the world travel to Saudi Arabia next month to begin their annual pilgrimage of Haj. It is Islam’s most heralded custom at its holiest site without which a free pass to heaven — and a hobnob with those virgins — is not guaranteed. Comment.
BoroBeat

Pooches battle it out in Doggie Olympics

Saturday was the day when the best and the brightest came out to show their skills, the day when stamina and endurance were tested. That’s right, it was the sixth annual Doggie Olympics in Marine Park. Comment.
Borough-wide

25 years for baby killer

A Bay Ridge woman who claimed not to have any memory of pitching her baby in a trash bag is expecting 25 years in prison now that she’s been convicted of killing the newborn. Comment.
BoroBeat

Take me out to the ball game!

It was a clean sweep for the Young Old-Timers on Oct. 2, during the 42nd annual Brooklyn Stickball Old-Timers game. Comment.
Crime

Apology not accepted: Girlfriend’s testimony to be heard

A man facing domestic abuse charges for attacking his estranged girlfriend tried to get out from under his impending conviction with 300 carefully worded apologies, according to court papers. Comment.
Editorial

Parking permits will help

I recently spoke out in support of residential parking permits for Downtown, specifically in the area surrounding the Atlantic Yards project and the upcoming Barclays Center. I have long been a supporter of these permits; even before this development, I felt that permits offered a viable solution to the “park-and-ride” issue at the Atlantic Center terminal. Comment.
Editorial

Pay to park on residential streets?

The City Council is discussing a controversial bill that would create residential parking permits in the neighborhoods around Bruce Ratner’s Barclays Center, under construction at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues. Is that the solution to ease traffic? Here are two views. Comment.
Bay News

Colton: I’ll sue to stop garbage complex

A Bensonhurst lawmaker said this week that he’ll sue if the city’s proposal for a garbage facility at Shore Parkway and Bay 41st Street is approved by the state. Comment.
Bay News

Cab drivers ignore new “No Standing” signs on Sheepshead Bay Road

New parking restrictions beneath the Sheepshead Bay Road train station have livery drivers saying “catch me if you can” to police and potential passengers in hot pursuit of their vehicles. Comment.
Bay News

Bloody family ties

An unhinged 45-year-old went wild during a clash with his estranged in-laws on Oct. 1, killing his former sister-in-law and wounding three other relatives — including a four-year-old boy — during a bloody rampage inside the family’s Sheepshead Bay home. Comment.
Bay News

Panel: Illegal business needs to go

They want him gone for good. Comment.
High School Sports

Turnovers do in Xaverian in loss to St. Anthony’s

It was probably the one play Bryan Rhodes didn’t make all game. The St. Anthony’s defensive lineman stripped Xaverian running back Laray Smith on the final play of the first half and had a sure touchdown as the ball rolled toward the end zone. Comment.
High School Sports

Paul, New Utrecht fail to find offensive rhythm in loss to Campus Magnet

Jordan Paul kneeled at midfield as Campus Magnet defenders celebrated their victory around him. The strong-armed New Utrecht quarterback kicked the ball like a soccer player three times before slowly walking to his sideline. Comment.
High School Sports

Wild brawl ignites after FDR tops James Madison

The postgame handshake lines quickly turned into an all-out brawl following the James Madison-Franklin D. Roosevelt Brooklyn A West boys soccer game. Comment.
High School Sports

Vital statistics: QB runs for 209 yards to lead Lincoln

Andrew Vital was apoplectic after the game. The quarterback was down on himself and his Lincoln football team. Comment.
High School Sports

Built Fort tough: Tigers rout Clinton, remain unbeaten

They are big, they are quick and they are extremely skilled. Comment.
High School Sports

Glodowski, Fontbonne finish Senior Day off with a bang

Less than an hour earlier, Amanda Glodowski’s teammates were singing her praises as part of Fontbonne Hall’s Senior Day festivities. But in the huddle, after the Bonnies dropped their first league set since the season opener, coach Linda Strong called out her 6-foot-1 middle hitter. Comment.
24/7

The best bird art isn’t even on the walls

This one’s for the birds. Comment.
Borough-wide

Oh for two!

It’s six degrees of incarceration. Comment.
Bay News

A Kaddish for Nathan Handwerker

It wasn’t easy to get to know “Mr. Nathan,” the Hot Dog King with his unrelenting workaday regimen. Comment.
Bay News

Celebrating 60 years of wedding bliss, in style

My oldest sister Susie, at 90, had to be kept in the dark about the party until that morning, because the family feared she would slip up. I call both sisters everyday and many times found myself biting my tongue to keep the secret. Imagine my poor brother-in-law’s dilemma: being on guard every moment every day for over a month? Well, the ruse went well — Jennie was surprised. Comment.

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