Sunday, March 20, 2011

High School Sports

With career on line, Smith takes charge, leading Midwood’s dramatic comeback

Bryan Smith flung the ball toward the basket and immediately started smiling, all alone at half-court, as the horn went off. Midwood’s star senior guard wasn’t alone for long. Comment.
High School Sports

Goldstein gives up lead, game to Curtis in quarters

Goldstein was confident in the fourth quarter. How could the Dolphins not be? They had led the whole way, were up seven points and the packed crowd was behind them going crazy. Comment.
High School Sports

Little big man: Clutch Slaughter leads Boys & Girls to second straight crown

Antione Slaughter is almost too small to ride rollercoasters and he’s always the shortest player on the floor. Comment.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

24/7

Grilling legend Jim Ryan shares a recipe

Jim Ryan is busy gearing for the annual Grillin’ on the Bay competition, but the Sheepshead Bay cook was willing to share with us the recipe for one of his favorites — marinated catfish. Fire up the grill! Comment.
24/7

Grillin’ by the Bay contest is back next week

Sheepshead Bay may be known more for chicken Kiev than barbecue chicken, but that all changes at the seventh annual Grillin’ on the Bay competition. Comment.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mill–Marine Courier

Beach bodies battle over bike lane

Bike lanes along Oriental Boulevard are in the crosshairs of two famously combative Manhattan Beach civic groups and — guess what? — they can’t agree on how to get rid of the routes. Comment.
Borough-wide

Oh, babies!

Brooklyn — your babies have come a long way. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Sacre bleu! Robbery at French cafe

77th Precinct Comment.
24/7

‘It’s Always Sunny’ at the Bell House — on March 15

The Bell House loves it some television. Comment.
24/7

Irondale’s Stephenson play is simply a ‘Treasure’!

Calling all kids — and adults — who love swashbuckling adventure, pirates, and stories with smart, heroic children at the center. Comment.
24/7

Frank Ferrante’s Groucho is right on the Marx

It takes more than just a bushy mustache and glasses to impersonate Groucho Marx. That’s why performer Frank Ferrante employed something extra to perfect his Groucho imitation: advice from the comedian’s son. Comment.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Canarsie

Charter chaffe: PS 114 stakeholders declare victory; worry about charter school coming in

Stakeholders in PS 114 say they won a “partial victory” in keeping their beloved Remsen Avenue school open — but some are angry over the fact that the school will now have to share space with a charter school. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Vicious Sands Street mugging

84th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Man shot in E. 51st Street parking lot

Shot in car Comment.
Kings Courier

Gunman opens fire at Coney Island Ave. McDonald’s

Maimed at McDonald’s Comment.
Flatbush

Hulk hits grocery

Grocery raid Comment.
Canarsie

Shot outside Bayview Houses

Poppin off Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Beach bodies battle over bike lane

Bike lanes along Oriental Boulevard are in the crosshairs of two famously combative Manhattan Beach civic groups and — guess what? — they can’t agree on how to get rid of the routes. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ridgites: No way trash is getting picked up six times a week

Locals say the city is lying when it claims it is picking up garbage from public trash cans six times a week, and the proof is piling up around trash cans in the neighborhood. Comment.
Borough-wide

Parking war!

Bay Ridge’s legendary parking problem is in the crosshairs of residents who say the city needs to punish the people who literally steal the few available spots. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops towing trucks to get truckers to toe the line

Police towed two illegally parked commercial vehicles — a bus and a truck — from Seventh Avenue last Thursday night, stepping up enforcement along the strip where trucks and buses routinely illegally park overnight. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pretty minor stuff this week

68th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Bat man sought for brutal Bensonhurst attack

Senior shot in barber shop Comment.
Bay News

Panic at the strip mall

Store owners in the strip mall where a Pathmark is about to go under are predicting the same for their small, mom-and-pop businesses if another large outlet doesn’t move in soon — and not all think a Walmart is the right fit. Comment.
Borough-wide

Who needs Pathmark?

The Silver Star market may have a deli, but this store isn’t chopped liver! Comment.
Bay News

Senior killed in fight over gun

Senior shot in barber shop Comment.
Canarsie

Barron: de Blasio turned PS 114 into a political football

Councilman Charles Barron wants to school Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio in political etiquette. Comment.
Borough-wide

Stuck in the sand!

Don’t fugheddabout the bay! Comments (1).
Features

Malls and the death of Downtown

The powers of the Yankee Dollar are too visible on our local main streets where neighborhood stores have lost their shoppers to raiding intruders — the brazen mall-builders who suck the dollars to the roadside traffic jams. Comment.
Features

Today, I am an American

It’s noble to take a stand against bigotry, but it depends from which angle. Comment.
High School Sports

Lady Kingsmen best Mary Louis, reign over CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens

Nazareth is officially kings of CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens. Comment.
High School Sports

Lincoln holds off furious Forest Hills rally, advances to ‘AA’ semis

All signs pointed to a walkover. Comment.
24/7

Irish ayes!

Kiss us, we’ve gone Irish. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Marine Park JHS battle continue

The city says it’s scrapping plans to put an elementary school inside Marine Park JHS, and parents are cheering their third victory in a fight to keep an autonomous school out of the building — but are wondering if the city will ever install what they want there: a program for autistic students. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sheepshead Bay mosque sued

Opponents for the controversial mosque and community center slated for Voorhies Avenue are suing to stop construction, claiming that the building violates zoning laws and would become a nuisance to neighbors once it is built. Comment.
Features

Live in Nevada? Ya gotta be insane!

My roommate and I are two of the few people who travel to Nevada to visit cities other than Las Vegas. On our annual visit to our friends who reside there, we take time to drive around the state. We’ve toured the cities of Reno, Laughlin, Henderson, Carson, Paradise and many more. Comments (1).
Features

Bensonhurst’s own Marcus Welby, MD, celebrates his 90th

When I received the invitation for his 90th birthday party — a surprise party at the East Midwood Jewish Center — I immediately replied, because Dr. Strauss was more than my doctor, he was my confidant, and has been my friend ever since I came to visit my cousins in Bensonhurst — which was considered the country for this boy from Little Italy — in my teens. Comments (1).

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