Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

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. Comment.

Stopping traffic!

A traffic light has finally been installed near Fontbonne Hall Academy after years of begging and pleading with the city to do so, and students and faculty at the all-girls school couldn’t be happier. Comment.
Features

Despite it’s name, Harway Holiday party a success

Happy New Year to all, we’ve just been through a decade of change that has shocked the world. Who would have thought, at the beginning of the decade, that blood thirsty maniacs would crash and destroy the Twin Towers in the name of religion? Who would have thought that the Catholic Church would ever close schools and churches? Who would have thought that a billionaire mayor would buy elections, abandoning the will of the people? Apparently anything is possible and the only hope we have for the future are our children. Comment.
Dining

Try Le Bouchon’s cured short ribs — at home!

Le Bouchon Cured Short Ribs Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010

Flatbush

Locked out workers say greedy landlord ruining Christmas

Angry workers, tenants, and politicians gathered outside the management office of Flatbush Gardens three days before Christmas to protest the three-week-old lockout of 70 maintenance workers who claim they can’t celebrate the holidays because of a greedy landlord. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Purse snatch

76th Precinct Comment.
BoroBeat

Musical magic in Flatbush

It’s only been a short time, but children who first picked up musical instruments a little over two years ago are making beautiful music together, thanks to an innovative program that has brought music education into their Flatbush school. Comment.

Pols play ‘Stall-mart’ to keep retail giant from Brooklyn

Several local lawmakers say they will hold a giant parcel of state-owned land hostage until they get a guarantee that Walmart won’t ever be allowed to lease space atop it. Comment.
BoroBeat

Living Nativity at Historic New Utrecht Church

A circle of curious young faces ringed the kraal set up on the lawn of historic New Utrecht Reformed Church, eager to get a close-up peek at Baby Jesus — or maybe at his mom as she passed by in flowing robes, or even a couple of Wise Men in their finery. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Jacket jacked!

76th Precinct Comment.

FDNY fuming over pol’s pump bill

The Fire Department is hot and bothered about a bill being pushed by a Southern Brooklyn lawmaker that would shrink the “no parking” area around fire hydrants from 30 to 20 feet, saying its big rigs need all the space they can get. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 27, 2010

Brooklyn Heights

iPhone stolen on C

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bar fiend at Washington Commons

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Say what? iPhone sellers turn into thieves

iPhone exchange Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Holiday greetings to Marine Park’s fallen son

Merry Christmas, Carl. Comment.
Kings Courier

Floored! Bank boobs screw up late night heist

Bank-jack Comment.
Canarsie

Fast, furious and busted

Wild ride Comment.

Knife work — and he can get it

68th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Rezone offense

Parents and teachers at PS 97 on Stillwell Avenue say the city’s plan to shrink their school’s zoning footprint will send their kids to a school that’s too far from home. Comment.
Bay News

Coney man arrested for killing mom

Mom killer busted Comment.

Horror show: Vandals target Washington Cemetery, toppling 200 headstones

Vandals cut a swath of carnage across Washington Cemetery at the corner of McDonald Avenue and Bay Parkway last weekend, where 200 headstones were covered in graffiti, then toppled over. Comment.
BoroBeat

Tree lighting at McKinley park ignites seasonal spirit in Gravesend

Lady Moody Square glows with good cheer — thanks to state Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge). Comment.
BoroBeat

Breakfast with Santa fuels festivities at Aviator

Little Belle Harbor belle Annabelle Emmolo and dad Guy knew that Brooklyn was where the Yuletide action was when they headed over to Aviator Sports Complex for a buffet breakfast with Santa. Comment.

Long overdue! Fort Hamilton branch library will finally reopen

Talk about a book that was long overdue! Comment.
Crime

Failed terrorist gets life behind bars

A 58-year-old former member of Guyana’s parliament was sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 15 for planning a terrorist attack against JFK Airport that never came to fruition. Comment.

Keep on giving

Looking to put a little extra starch in your loved one’s stocking? Comment.

Sex shop owner: I’ll open late

It’s a Christmas miracle! Comment.

Lights out!

Dyker Heights’ famous Christmas lights went dark last week, but it wasn’t the neighborhood’s colorful, blinking incandescence that caused a series of blackouts on Dec. 12, it was Mother Nature. Comment.

Fear of flying

The state has approved a plan to open a charter school for troubled youths at Floyd Bennett Field, but community leaders, politicians, and even the neighboring businesses the school hoped to partner with say they don’t want it there. Comment.

Unsuccessful bank robber sought

A pincher in a white parka is being sought for trying to knock over a Sheepshead Bay Road Citibank on Dec. 15 — one of at least three bone-head bank robbers that’s hit southern Brooklyn, all unsuccessfully, this Christmas season. Comment.
Features

A Visit from the Cleaning Mom

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, Comment.

Stokes, Lincoln end Bed-Stuy hex

Lincoln has owned PSAL boys basketball across the last decade, winning seven city titles and nine division crowns. In that time, its only kryptonite was Boys & Girls’ loud gymnasium. Comment.

All-Brooklyn football honors

Brooklyn is not just for basketball anymore. Comment.
Bay News

It’s tough to be heard in Bloomberg’s New York

One winter Sunday my fellow columnist Carmine Santa Maria phoned and left a message for me to meet him three blocks away from my house, but it was too late, because we had already left home with theater tickets. Comment.
Features

Stan rehashes — and explains — the quotes of the year

• “Happiness is meeting Alan Grayson on the unemployment line.”Are election losers permitted to collect unemployment? Comment.

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