Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010

Williamsburg

Money? What money? Beep slams developer for claiming he’d fund Greenpoint Hospital project

Borough President Markowitz slammed the Queens-based developers of the Greenpoint Hospital site for making the “wrong” claim that he would underwrite the project with $3.9 million. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Look, don’t double-park in Park Slope

78th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Hard signs

When it comes to parking spaces, the hardest part is giving one up. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Geezer beater

84th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Here’s one you didn’t read about in the papers

There it was, clear as day on the press release: “X-ray invisible knives??? Assemblyman Colton targets potential terrorist weapon: Introduces bill to ban undetectable knives.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Thief breaks in while two women sleep

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Masked menace strikes on E. 58th Street

Black mask attack Comment.
Flatbush

The $350,000 bug bite

It could cost the city $250,000 to clean up a mess left by a bedbug exterminator whose shoddy work has forced PS 197 and two other schools to quarantine seven classrooms where dangerous pesticides lurk. Comment.
Flatbush

Can-Can’t! City set to remove public trash bins

If you can’t keep ’em clean — trash ’em! Comment.
Kings Courier

This guy needs a slap!

Slap happy Comment.
Flatbush

MTA menace

Bus boob Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Duo seeks date — steals phone instead

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Thug cleans out laundromat

Laundry loot Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie curses bike lanes

Canarsie residents unleashed an SUV-load of outrage upon the city’s plans to put bicycle lanes along E. 94th and E. 95th streets. Comment.
Borough-wide

Big time drug theft at Lowen’s

Pill perp Comment.
BoroBeat

Dynamite walk-a-thon draws big-hearted trekkers to Bay Ridge

Big-hearted Brooklynites kicked cement on adolescent substance abuse by walking the Shore Road Bike Path on Sunday to raise money for long-term teen therapy and family support. Comment.
Bay News

Rocking the suburbs: Slaughter keys Boros comeback in Metro Classic

A long day of basketball ended with a bitter defeat to the Playaz Club (N.J.) in the quarterfinals of the iS8/Nike Fall Tip-Off Classic and all Mike Taylor and Antione Slaughter had in mind was getting back to Brooklyn. Comment.
Bay News

Say hello to Brooklyn’s undefeated rubgy team

Here they are, your undefeated Brooklyn Rugby players. Comment.
Crime

Panty trail: DA links underwear to suspect

DNA links missing woman to Seagate couple Comment.
Editorial

What’s in a name? Marketing, that’s what

Many years ago, as a guest at a Bar Mitzvah, I was served something called sweetbreads. It was neither sweet nor did it contain bread, but it did taste pretty good. Curious to know exactly what it was, I spent the next morning at the library on Stone Avenue, because this was so long ago (or, not so long) that there were no computers to Google things on. I learned that I had eaten the pancreas and/or the thymus gland of a calf. Had I known that the day before, would I have cleaned the plate? Comment.
Editorial

Stop the cable madness

The roots of the dispute go back to the 1992 Cable TV Act, which allowed broadcast stations to seek “retransmission fees” from cable providers to permit them to air the exact same content that broadcast networks provided for free. Before that, broadcasters relied on the “must carry” provision of the law, allowing broadcasters to actually compel cable providers to carry their content. How the worm has turned! Comment.
Editorial

The cable dispute — what should be done?

Hundreds of TV shows have been blacked out during the negotiations between Fox and Cablevision, depriving viewers of everything from the baseball playoffs to talk shows. Who’s right? Who cares? We just want to watch TV. Here are two takes on the conflict. Comment.
Editorial

Let broadcasters, cable handle it

The current impasse between Cablevision and Fox, and the earlier dispute between Time Warner and ABC, have led some consumer activists and members of Congress to call for government intervention into the retransmission consent process, under which broadcasters and pay TV distributors agree on the terms permitting carriage of TV stations on cable and satellite TV systems. While no one likes having their favorite TV shows and channels disrupted, it would be a mistake to interject the government into these private negotiations. Comment.
Borough-wide

Last meal for Kings Plaza Diner

The Kings Plaza Diner served its last supper just before midnight on Oct. 24, capping off 35 years of dishing out massive portions of comfort food to Southern Brooklyn residents. Comment.
Bay News

Sheepshead Bay mosque is back on

The Sheepshead Bay mosque is no longer living on a prayer. Comment.
Borough-wide

College drama! Young upstart hopes to beat King Kruger

State Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Sheepshead Bay) didn’t have an opponent in this year’s Democratic Primary, but he’ll be embroiled in the David vs. Goliath showdown on Nov. 2 as voters choose between the notorious legislator and 19-year-old (yes, we said 19) Avrahom Rosenberg, a Midwood resident and full-time Touro College student running on the Conservative line. We caught up with the young upstart this week. Comment.
Bay News

Hole of a job: It takes one hour to fix 6-month-old hole

It took the city just one hour to fix a Hubbard Street sinkhole that residents had been complaining about for six months. Comment.
Bay News

Powwow planned for embattled Manhattan Beach civics

The tragic death of a four-year-old hit by bus while crossing Oriental Boulevard could bring two rival Manhattan Beach civic groups to the same table — but don’t expect them to stay there for too long. Comment.
Bay News

City: Cement will make a better Boardwalk

The test results are in — and a concrete Boardwalk is inevitable! Comment.
Borough-wide

Bombs a-bay!

There are bombs in the bay! Comment.
Bay News

Man nearly killed in bloody 63rd Street skirmish

Deep cuts Comment.
Bay News

Victim of hate crime remembered: Bench named in honor of Michael Sandy

Plumb Beach will always have a place for Michael J. Sandy. Comment.
Borough-wide

Roofus: New ballots more confusing than old ballots

So, everyone thinks the new voting system is better? Well, not our cartoonist. Comment.
Features

Coney does need beachfront dining

Coney took a bad turn as overdoses of urban renewal set in on its streets. It was precipitated by the demolitions of slum areas in eastern Coney, across Ocean Parkway from Brighton Beach, then also suffering a downturn, with many emptied homes. Coney Island took on the brunt of the helpless, who were deemed homeless as their units were demolishedto make way for both Trump Village and Warbasse Houses. Comment.
Features

As I was saying about the Aquarium…

I was annoyed that I hadn’t been invited to the previous two, especially if they were as spectacular as this one. Comment.
Features

Stan’s trivia for the people

If you are of my vintage you remember who sang “Thanks For The Memory.” If you paid attention in history class you recall the battle cry, “Remember the Alamo.” Let’s see if you know who said, “The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” Comment.
Features

Cement overcoat and shoes anyone?

We have struggled with the worst economic downturn in U.S. history since the Great Depression. We New Yorkers are currently wrestling with an unbalanced budget, increasing sales tax, increasing real estate taxes, cigarette taxes, higher utility costs, foreclosures, job loss and politicians that are craftier than Gov. Rod Blagojevich from Illinois. Comment.
High School Sports

No laughing matter: Donahue propels Poly past Fieldston

Lily Donahue was bed-ridden with a stomach virus the first time Poly Prep met Fieldston and the phone call she got from teammate Cherkira Lashley after the match made her feel even worse. Comment.
High School Sports

Railsplitters ruin comeback bid, run over Erasmus

Wayne Morgan’s long punt return set up Shaquell Jackson’s rushing touchdown, cutting Lincoln’s lead to just one possession and giving Erasmus Hall new life. Comment.
High School Sports

Big second half keeps Goldstein’s title hopes alive

Joanna Soares stressed to her team the importance of limiting turnovers and mistakes at halftime. The Leon Goldstein coach watch bad passes and touches nearly turn into goals. While the Dolphins were lucky enough to have their mistakes not hurt them, they took full advantage of a Brooklyn Tech miscue. Comment.
High School Sports

Fontbonne Hall wins Tottenville’s Robert Kronisch Memorial Tournament

Linda Strong found out something about her team Saturday. When her Fontbonne Hall team doesn’t know the team on the other side of the court, the Bonnies get back on their heels and don’t play their best. When it’s a familiar name? That’s when they turn it up a notch. Comment.
High School Sports

Fumbles, injuries help erase Erasmus

Danny Landberg had just one explanation for his team’s play in a 28-8 loss to Lincoln on Friday night. Comment.
High School Sports

Hail to the Chiefs: Canarsie finally gets first win

So close, yet so far. That has been the story of Canarsie’s season thus far. Comment.
High School Sports

Determined Sharks earn share of Brooklyn A West

Rich Tighe likes to think of his soccer team at Sheepshead Bay the way kids dream of Christmas. Comment.
24/7

Huge milestone this Saturday — burlesque show turns six

Wasabassco Burlesque’s anniversary extravaganza is more than just burlesque. Comment.
24/7

UglyRhino kicks off with two-week ‘season’ at Brooklyn Lyceum

This micro-season is anything but small. Comment.
24/7

Horsing around! Equus Projects puts the gallop back in dance this Saturday

Call it dances with horses. Comment.
24/7

One ‘Curious’ play headlines the fall at the Narrows Community Theater

A forgotten gem is getting its due. Comment.
24/7

‘Reefer Madness’ is a hit!

The Gallery Players have gone to pot — but you’re the one who’ll get high. Comment.
24/7

This weekend’s sales and markets

Lots of exciting market news this week, so let’s get right to it. Comment.
24/7

Our guide to the Brooklyn portion of the route

Even if you won’t spend three hours running the New York City Marathon this Sunday, that doesn’t mean you have to sit on your butt at home. Comment.
24/7

Is she really going out with him — and that yarmulke?

Amy Holson-Schwartz knew she had a great title on her hands when she had a sold-out run at the Midtown International Theater Festival this past summer with very little advertising. Comment.
24/7

Holy Greil! Marcus in Brooklyn to discuss Dylan!

Since Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan, he’s transfixed, confused, annoyed and inspired generations of listeners. Chief among them Greil Marcus. Comment.
24/7

Saturday recipe corner! It’s easy being green with beans this good

City Tech isn’t just about technology. If you’re looking to brush up on cooking skills, or even just looking for new ideas, the continuing education is offering special culinary classes this month. Comment.
BoroBeat

Neighborhood group and community college slug it out on softball field

The Yankees may have lost the pennant, but America’s pastime was alive and well in Manhattan Beach on Oct. 24. Comment.
BoroBeat

HBO star skates for cancer at Abe Stark

Pressing flesh with a celebrity, raising thousands of dollars for a killer disease and enjoying a trip down memory lane? Comment.
BoroBeat

P.S./I.S. 206 gets A-plus for PlaNYC playground

Budding Michael Jordans didn’t tip-toe around the fun last week, teaming up instead for a game of hoops on their new basketball court during a ribbon-cutting for the snazzy, just-opened playground at P.S./I.S. 206 — complete with sweet dance and music presentations. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sea of howlin’ fun at NY Ascarium

Buzz Lightyear hobnobbed with Batman while Spiderman whizzed around with butterflies, immersing thrill-seekers in a sea of spine-tingling escapades at the New York Aquarium, which morphed into a spooktacular Ascarium over the weekend to celebrate the year’s most phant-astic day. Comment.
Dining

French food, made by a Ukrainian, in Sheepshead Bay

Chef Roman Nikhman may be Ukrainian, but he’s bringing French food to Sheepshead Bay. Comments (1).

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

24/7

Do you abide? You’d better if you’re going to the Lebowski Fest on Nov. 4

Bowling, White Russians and costumes combine next month at Brooklyn Bowl for Lebowski Fest 2010, a celebration of the 1998 Cohen Brothers’ cult comedy and its great anti-hero, The Dude. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010

Borough-wide

College drama! Young upstart hopes to beat King Kruger

State Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Sheepshead Bay) didn’t have an opponent in this year’s Democratic Primary, but he’ll be embroiled in the David vs. Goliath showdown on Nov. 2 as voters choose between the notorious legislator and 19-year-old (yes, we said 19) Avrahom Rosenberg, a Midwood resident and full-time Touro College student running on the Conservative line. We caught up with the young upstart this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Bike lane bluster

In an age of economic downturn, political discord and social disconnect, one issue more than any other is still able to inflame and provoke. Comment.
Crime

Trial of accused Weber slayer is on

The trial of the Queens teen charged with butchering WABC radio broadcaster George Weber last year during a twisted sexual rendezvous in his Carroll Gardens home got underway on Monday — with the alleged murderer claiming it was all self-defense. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hail storm was an act of God

Hail hath no fury like a bigot scorned. Comment.
Borough-wide

Rabbis taught genetics

Forget about the Gemmorah — area rabbis are being asked to become well-versed in a far more secular subject: genetics. Comment.
Borough-wide

Roofus: No cars in bike lanes

This week, Roofus weighs in on the “compromise” to allow church-goers to park in a Brooklyn Heights bike lane. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Robbery at the Farmer’s Market!

78th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

More brutal chokings

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Tried to rob a CVS — then rode on the sidewalk

76th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Brutal mug on Bay Ridge Ave

68th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Group to Gravesend: Get rid of the Nazi next door

A radical Jewish organization is trying to rally Gravesendresidents against a white supremacist living on West Street, but locals don’t seem phased about the extreme views of their neighbor, Allen Rouse. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Here she is — Miss Brooklyn!

This year’s Miss Brooklyn competition proved again that the smartest, prettiest and most civic-happenin’ gals hail from Brooklyn — especially our 2011 “Miss Brooklyn,” Bensonhurst beauty Christina Moore, 20. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

Mill–Marine Courier

Watercraft caper! Thief makes off with speed boat

Boating blues Comment.
Kings Courier

Bat man busted in Midwood!

Bat bruiser Comment.
Flatbush

Delivery man mauled by pit bulls

Dog danger Comment.
BoroBeat

Homegrown 502-pound pumpkin is a true Brooklyn spooktacle

Go ahead and call it a plumpkin. Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie restaurateur shot

Restaurant owner shot Comment.
Borough-wide

Blockbuster deal: Ford dealer coming to 86th Street

An empty Bay Ridge lot will become home to a new Ford dealership by the end of next month. Comment.
BoroBeat

Harvest fest and canine contest add to fall spooktacle at Narrows Botanical Gardens

Mocha the wag-nificent Rottweiler came dressed to thrill as Wonder Woman while Chico, a long-haired Chihuahua from Bergen Beach, arrived in the fall spirit — gussied up as a doggone scarecrow. Comment.
Bay News

Hole ‘lotta complaints

The city says it won’t fix a six-month old sinkhole on Hubbard Street until it figures out how it got there, so someone has taken matters into his own hands — with a makeshift patch job. Comment.
Bay News

Pot lover bites cop

Marijuana menace Comment.
Features

Edible Schoolyards take a bite out of childhood obseity

It takes just one person to sow the seeds for a better Brooklyn. Comment.
24/7

Slope theater troupe aims high with ‘Reefer Madness’

Pot is so omnipresent, that even a Park-Slope based community theater troupe is reviving a marijuana-themed play. Comment.
BoroBeat

Miss Bklyn. and Outstanding Teen contests reign in Fort Greene

It’s no secret that the smartest, prettiest and most civic-happenin’ gals hail from Brooklyn. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Bedford Avenue bloodshed

Four men were hospitalized on Oct. 14 after a dispute over money ended in a gruesome attack that left a block-long trail of blood. Comment.
Canarsie

Domestic Violence leads to assault spike

Domestic violence incidents in Canarsie are on the rise, so cops in the 69th Precinct are making defending against it one of its top priorities. Comment.
BoroBeat

Marine Pk. Hallow walk — only for the brrr-ave

If you thought a sun-kissed day couldn’t send shivers down your spine, then you probably missed Saturday’s spooktacular Halloween haunted walk at Marine Park. Comment.
Bay News

Coney robber bust

Cops say they’ve arrested a one-man crime wave who spent his summer targeting senior citizens in Coney Island’s western end. Comment.
Crime

Teen laughs at murder confession

Court hearing no laughing matter Comment.
Editorial

Sodas are sugary garbage

Editorial

Bloomberg’s ‘soda assault’ won’t work

Mayor Bloomberg has decided what New York’s biggest problem is. It’s not nearly 10 percent unemployment. It’s not some of the highest taxes in the nation. Comment.
Borough-wide

Jamaica Bay’s revival begins with mollusks

Troubled Jamaica Bay is going from stinky to stunning! Comment.
Bay News

They’re Wyld about this Chyld

A controversial tattoo parlor in Gerritsen Beach is expanding — and even its former opponents are happy about it. Comment.
High School Sports

Getting his kicks: Marando stars on Xaverian football, soccer teams

They have explosive playmakers at running back, receiver and in the defensive backfield, as well as a poised senior leader at quarterback. But the secret of Xaverian’s success is buried a bit under the surface. Comment.
High School Sports

Xaverian pays back Farrell with 48-0 thrashing

Xaverian didn’t forget what happened against Monsignor Farrell and hopes the Lions feel exactly the same why this time around. Comment.
High School Sports

No Littell task: Tech middle balancing volleyball, superior academics

Colette Littell has the potential to earn a college scholarship through academics or volleyball. But if there was Division I women’s juggling, the Brooklyn Tech junior would be a shoo-in. Comment.
High School Sports

Orange Wave wash Port Richmond back to Staten Island

Thomas Jefferson is one of the biggest stories of the season in PSAL football. The Orange Wave won four of their first five games, beating notable teams like Sheepshead Bay and Flushing. Still, the coaching staff and players don’t feel like they’ve gotten their due in their inaugural season in the City Championship division. Comment.
High School Sports

Kearney handles St. Edmund, eyes Notre Dame

Charlie Candela knew something had to change in the preseason. Oddly enough, with two forwards up front his Bishop Kearney girls soccer team wasn’t generating enough offensive chances. So rather than adding another player he subtracted, leaving talented freshman Darian Raccuglia alone at forward and pulling senior Emily Mason back to midfield. Comment.
High School Sports

Tigers stun Goldstein, hold Wishart scoreless

Ed Coyne thought he was in for a rebuilding season after losing eight seniors from a team that earned a share of the division title last season. While the Fort Hamilton coach believes his young team is still a year away they are starting to give him plenty of validation to the statement. Comment.
High School Sports

Stepinac tops Ford, stays perfect to set up Royal clash

Mike O’Donnell knew what was coming next week for his Archbishop Stepinac club. A win over Bishop Ford would set up a clash with Christ the King, which is the other CHSFL ‘AA-A’ with an unblemished league record. Comment.
24/7

Julia Stiles stars in a ‘Persephone’ for all seasons

What do you get when you combine an ancient Greek myth, a pioneering theater ensemble, two experimental musicians, and a Hollywood movie star? Nothing less than an intoxicating, multimedia play fit for the gods. Comment.
24/7

‘Chaos’ theory — Fred Van Lente has a new comic book out

As Fred Van Lente’s climbed the ladder at Marvel, he’s sent Spider-Man climbing up the side of buildings in Red Hook, put a supervillain lair in Gowanus, set up a vampire club in DUMBO and staged a battle between super heroes and the Olympus Gods on the waterfront. Comment.
24/7

Library highlights Brooklyn’s kids book supremacy

At the Brooklyn Public Library, some of the best material isn’t on the shelves — it’s on the walls. Comment.
Bay News

A grand collapse, and the loss of NY football

In a recent column, I waxed poetic about the days when football ruled our weekends, and what it meant to us to attend a game, be it at Ebbets Field, the Brooklyn College, or a local school yard. Comment.
Bay News

Carmines tips on keeping personal info safe

Of course you’ll be hit with interest and fees that would make legitimate banks blush, that is if the bank doesn’t issue similar credit cards with abhorrent interest rates. Comment.
Features

FOX News conservative? Stan says ‘No way’

There’s a new scapegoat in town. Comment.

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