Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mill–Marine Courier

Top cops honored for year-old shooting

It was a special NYPD honor — one year in the making. Comment.
Bay News

Charging Mustang injures two, damages a row of parked cars

An out-of-control Mustang slammed into a Hyundai Sonata near the corner of Emmons Avenue and Ford Street on March 24 — sparking a chain of events that caused two injuries and left a block-long swath of damaged cars in its wake. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Vicious beating at Kevin Barry’s

84th Precinct Comment.
Bay News

Agata Olek pimps her ride again

That’s not a celebrity that tourists are photographing under the Brooklyn Bridge — it’s a bicycle. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Squatter beats up the landlord he ain’t paying!

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Sex tape sparks attack

Sex, lies and videotape Comment.
Kings Courier

Bandana-wearing punks sought for robbery

Bandannas and bullets Comment.
Flatbush

Gunmen sought for E. 15th Street killing

Gun-toting trio sought Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Burglar offers some creepy advice

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Charter crunch: Second school approved for PS 114

A new charter school moving into PS 114 in Canarsie could take up the building’s best classrooms, and some fear the new tenant will be the final nail in the coffin of the troubled elementary school. Comment.
Canarsie

BJs bilk

Bag swipe Comment.
Borough-wide

Wheel bad news in Bay Ridge as city puts meters on last free block

A legendary oasis of free parking on Third Avenue will dry up this summer when the city installs new muni-meters between 83rd and 84th streets. Comment.
Borough-wide

Feeling blue over ‘Lavender’: Ridge’s colorful Zen shop to close

Bay Ridge is about to lose some of its Zen. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Armed, early morning mugging on Bay Ridge Ave

68th Precinct Comment.
BoroBeat

True blue salute for ‘Nam vets at Fort Hamilton

If you love freedom, thank a vet. Comment.
Crime

City workers implicated in child’s death

District Attorney Charles Hynes charged Damon Adams and Cereece Bell of the city’s Administration of Children’s Services with criminally negligent homicide on March 23 for falsifying documents to show visits to victim’s home to check on her status had taken place, when, in fact, no one from the city ever showed up at the house. Comment.
Nightlife

Strippers and tigers and risotto, oh my!

Brooklynites will no longer have to choose between their adult entertainment and their pasta puttanesca. Comment.
Nightlife

‘Ed Sullivan on Acid’ returns — to the new Freddy’s

This show is a real trip. Comment.
Nightlife

Two great things — beer and adoptable pets — come together at the Bell House

If you like Sweet Action and puppies, you’ll find yourself in good company at the Bell House this month. Comment.
Borough-wide

Floyd Bennet Field airport plan crashes and burns

Mill Basin and Marine Park are a no-fly zone. Comment.
Borough-wide

Corps bugs out of Fort Ham — heading for more expensive Manhattan

They’ll take Manhattan — with your money. Comment.
Bay News

IS 303 parents: Four schools in one building is bad math

The city wants to jam a ballooning charter school into IS 303 on West Avenue, even though that building already holds a middle school, a high school, and classes for special-needs children — and angry parents of students at 303 say cramming so many different age groups together is a bad idea. Comment.
Bay News

KO’d on Bay 26th Street

Knocked unconscious Comment.
Borough-wide

Suspected EMT killer murdered in Parade Grounds

A Crown Heights man suspected of murdering notorious city rescue worker Jason Green was killed last Wednesday night at the Parade Grounds on Parkside Avenue. Comment.
Borough-wide

Kruger sighting! Embattled senator shows up at annual breakfast

What’s the matter, Carl — no love? Comment.
Features

Our gala was one of the biggest and best

Pulling off the Bensonhurst West End Community Council 50th Anniversary Gala was a bit of a miracle. Of course, preparations began at the beginning of the year, when we selected our award winners and confirmed the date and caterer, settling on the exquisite Riviera, right here in Coney Island. The invitations were printed and sent. We were expecting less than the 320 guests we got for last year’s event — far short of the 360 capacity of the Riv. Comment.
Features

Stan’s question that don’t need answers

Just because a spoken sentence ends in a raised voice or a printed one ends with an eroteme (that’s fancy-speak for a question mark), does that necessarily indicate that one is seeking information or testing knowledge? In most cases, yes, but there are also instances when a particular question is asked merely to make a statement. Here are some from the notes sitting on my desk. Comment.
Features

Monday night is ‘Secret’ night at my house

Will Amy sleep with Ricky? Will Adrian say yes to Ben? Will Ben be happy with a yes? These are the questions that fill the hearts and minds of every American teenager (and a few of us that ought to know better), as the fourth season of “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” comes back to the tube. I have to admit, I’m addicted to the show myself. Comment.
Features

Rest in peace, Elizabeth Taylor

“Beauty is truth, truth is beauty — that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know” [John Keats, 1795-1821]. Comment.
High School Sports

Top that: Nazareth caps historic season with ‘AA’ Federation title

The rise of the fallen is complete for Apache Paschall and his team. This time last year they were without a school when St. Michael Academy closed, only to find a new home and bring back to it a Federation title. Comment.
High School Sports

Nazareth’s Jones caps career with stellar performance

Tiffany Jones didn’t have your typical pregame warm up for a 6-foot-3 forward. The Syracuse-bound senior didn’t take a free throw or a layup, just shots from 3-point range. Her final shot was a halfcourt heave that fell well short. Comment.
High School Sports

Naz coach breaks down after tumultuous year ends with Federation title

Apache Paschall left his team’s celebration, wandered slowly over to the end of the bench and sat down. All alone, while the Lady Kingsmen hugged and clapped and cheered, the Nazareth coach bowed his head and cried. Comment.
High School Sports

Senior-laden Midwood set to reclaim PSAL boys lacrosse crown

Midwood has tasted defeat more than it would have liked the last two seasons. Comment.
High School Sports

Midwood’s ‘magical’ season comes to close as turnovers do in Hornets

In running through the PSAL to its first boys basketball city championship in 43 years, Midwood relied on two specific assets: Avoiding mistakes and having the best player on the floor. Comment.
High School Sports

No. 5: Young Madison relying on pitching in beefed-up division

Vinny Caiazza has been described as the White Knight of Brooklyn baseball. Caiazaa defending the borough’s reputation is as much a spring tradition as halter tops and sandals. Comment.
High School Sports

The High comes up dry in ‘AA’ semifinal loss to Mount Vernon

Boys & Girls strengths in winning back-to-back PSAL Class AA city titles has been its depth of scoring options and pressure defense. Comment.
24/7

Playing all night — and the music’s all right! Mama’s got a squeezebox, Daddy never sleeps at night

It’s his birthday, and he’ll have accordions if he wants to. Comment.
24/7

Honky tonk man! Jonny Corndawg begins month-long residency at Brooklyn Bowl

It wasn’t the rich music scene or allure of Williamsburg that pulled Jonny Corndawg out of the South — he moved from Nashville to New York for a girl. Comment.
24/7

Finally, bikes, babes, beer and burlesque — all in one place

This burlesque show really shifts gears. Comment.
Dining

Loreley hosts a real sausage festival this week

ItSausage festival at Loreley Williamsburg [64 Frost St. at Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 599-0025], Jan. 26-30. Plates $16-$38. With Bill Carney Comment.
Dining

Ox Cart Tavern a welcome addition to Ditmas Park

Fans of Ditmas Park’s Pomme de Terre may have rejoiced when a veteran of that kitchen took over the Newkirk Avenue spot earlier this fall. But don’t expect the same experience at the new Ox Cart Tavern. Comment.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

High School Sports

Brooklyn’s finest: Midwood claims first crown in 43 years

The buzz is the Hornets are champions! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Old man beaten in Red Hook

76th Precinct Comment.
High School Sports

PSAL Brooklyn A softball preview: Bushwick building off successful seasons

Pitcher Kayla Hill will be counted on to lead James Madison to the PSAL championships again this year. Comment.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Don’t cut the line on this nasty lady!

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Big bully beats up man on Vanderbilt

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Trigger-happy pill-popper sought

Pill popper pinch Comment.
Kings Courier

Four grand taken by gun-toting thieves

Gunning for cash Comment.
Flatbush

Two shot, one killed, on Schenectady Ave.

Shot on Schenectady Comment.
Canarsie

Gunmen raid E. 92nd Street bodega

Bodega raid Comment.
Borough-wide

Scuffle over an iPhone

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Irish dancing queen

Brooklyn has its very own Lady of the Dance! Comment.
Borough-wide

Union divide: Politicians who oppose Walmart’s anti-union policies recruit two non-union supermarkets to replace Pathmark

Politicians who claim to oppose Walmart because of its non-union policies are courting at least two other non-union supermarkets to replace the soon-to-be-shuttered Nostrand Avenue Pathmark in Sheepshead Bay. Comment.
Bay News

Robbed on way to work

Gunpoint rob Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops take down one-man crime spree

Two communities located miles apart from each other combined forces to help nab a thug plaguing both neighborhoods. Comment.
Features

Of Home Depots, highways, and raids

Now the raiders race for our parkways. Comment.
Crime

Life sentence sought for perp who pushed cop off stoop

The man accused of killing a Boerum Hill cop after throwing the police officer off a stoop may spend the rest of his life behind bars now that he has been indicted on murder charges — but his attorney claims the cop’s death was a tragic accident. Comment.
Bay News

Condoms, needles litter W. Seventh Street

Gravesend residents say that hypodermic needles, condoms and other disgusting trash is piling up in front of two shuttered W. Seventh Street storefronts in what has become a chronic, out-of-control problem. Comment.
Features

Carmine recaps 31 years as president, dinners and all

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council celebrated my 31 years as its president — which encompasses more than half of the council’s history — at its Golden Anniversary Gala. Comment.
High School Sports

Playoff awakening has Jones, Naz at top of their game

Maybe Tiffany Jones was conserving her energy during the regular season. Maybe she just wasn’t motivated enough watching Nazareth easily handle most teams it came across in the year’s first 3-1/2 months. Whatever it was, it had coach Apache Paschall saying that as much has he loved his star forward she was “asleep” most of season. Comment.
High School Sports

Defending champion James Madison has Hill to climb

Jeff Meltzer almost fell out of his chair. A few weeks ago, he logged onto PSAL.org to look at his James Madison softball team’s roster for this season. There he saw senior windmiller Kayla Hill’s name on the inactive list. Comment.
High School Sports

CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens softball preview

Ginny Peiser plans on wearing her proverbial hard hat this season. Comment.
Dining

Inside Brooklyn’s underground foodie scene

The secret’s out. Comment.

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