Saturday, April 30, 2011

24/7

Come on in! House tour season starts this weekend

Calling all voyeurs. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Huge photo stolen from studio

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Big bucks theft from car

77th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Java to the people! New coffeehouse to serve ‘Vox Pop’ comrades

The owner of a soon-to-open Ditmas Park cafe says he will channel the spirit of the infamous Vox Pop — and give a new home to its Marxist clientele — even though he’ll run it like a capitalist. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bag stolen in Red Hook Park

76th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Coffee challenge: Cortelyou Road cafes to face off with Starbucks, Dunkin’

Two coffee giants could be coming to java-rich Cortelyou Road, but the real estate broker who’s been credited with helping turn the strip around says Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts should stay away. Comment.
Borough-wide

No more TV at the 19th hole

68th Precinct Comment.
BoroBeat

‘Egg’-heads come out for McKinley Park Easter festivities

It was an egg-cellent day during the annual Easter egg hunt at McKinley Park. Comment.
Crime

Attorney: Child welfare worker in witch hunt

“It’s quite a leap to go from an allegation of possible malfeasance to a criminal prosecution,” attorney Anthony Grandenette told Judge Patricia DiMango on April 20. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ms. Milo is cleared! Grand jury frees ‘Columbine’ teacher

A troubled art teacher arrested for threatening to shoot up Fort Hamilton HS has been cleared of the crime — but she won’t be teaching class there anytime soon. Comment.
Bay News

Wacko brought loaded gun to pet store

A crazed madman burst into a Sheepshead Bay pet-grooming shop last Wednesday and pulled a .40-caliber handgun on one of the workers — but was subdued before any shots were fired. Comment.
Bay News

Super shopping woes

Sheepshead Bay residents say they have to schlep to shop now that the Nostrand Avenue Pathmark has closed, and it doesn’t appear they’ll get any relief soon. Comment.
Bay News

Gerritsen Beach Knights of Columbus nets $21,000

An annual Gerritsen Beach Knights of Columbus pool tournament exceeded expectations, pocketing more than $21,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation three weeks after burglars stole a safe containing $12,000 in donations Comment.
Features

Carmine’s losing battle with our streets and sidewalks

Last week’s column I once again expounded on hazardous streets and sidewalks of Bensonworst, which made my handicap scooter flip — landing me smack dab in a filthy puddle of water. Comment.
Features

Another reminder that a silent killer is always on the rise

Happy nations have horribly high suicide rates. Comment.
Features

I was there for the ‘Wedding of the Century’

How we loved her. Comment.
High School Sports

Clippers hope to take positives from first league loss

Losing is never fun, but it is sometimes a necessary evil. Comment.
High School Sports

Speed kills: Grand Street’s McDonald earns Monroe Tournament MVP

Basael McDonald is always thinking about reaching the next base, so odds were Grand Street Campus’ speedy right fielder was going to take off upon reaching base anyway. Comment.
High School Sports

Fantastic freshman caps Grand week, pitches Wolves to first Monroe crown

Grand Street Campus shortstop Jose Cuas saw fire in his younger brother’s eyes and conviction in his voice. Alex Cuas, the Wolves’ freshman right-hander, wanted the ball. Comment.
High School Sports

Baseball future bright for Grand Street’s Jerez

Williams Jerez has a talent for drawing crowds. Comment.
High School Sports

Perfect 10: Bishop Ford knocks off St. Francis Prep in extras

It’s a good thing Bishop Ford coach Mike Hanrahan wasn’t giving out game balls following the Falcons 7-5 win against St. Francis Prep in 10 innings on April 21. Comment.
24/7

These guys are really serious about comedy

The Brooklyn Arts Council is getting serious about comedy. Comment.
24/7

Guac attack! It’s all about the avocado at this cook-off

There’s only one rule at this cook-off: Don’t double-dip! Comment.
24/7

Sheepshead Bay’s biggest party returns on May 15 with BayFest

This just may be the best BayFest yet. Comment.
Borough-wide

Boys & Girls star Taylor headed for prep school: sources

Boys & Girls guard Mike Taylor is headed to prep school and his future at Rutgers is very much in doubt, multiple sources said last week. Comment.
BoroBeat

Raising glasses — and dollars — for Memorial Day Parade

Bay Ride showed its true colors during a fundraiser for its Memorial Day Parade last week. Comment.
BoroBeat

Southern Brooklyn parishes fill the streets with faithful for Good Friday

Bensonhurst knows the way of the cross. Comment.
BoroBeat

Get ready to ‘Scream’ as Coney Island debuts new rides

It’s history in the making. Comment.
BoroBeat

Center shows it’s the ‘Salt’ of the Earth

The Salt Marsh Nature Center went all out for Earth Day this year, hosting arts and crafts, a nature walk and a performance by the Brooklyn Dance Center on April 23. Comment.
Dining

Purple Yam is one great place for Mardi Gras

Get the taste of the Caribbean this Carnival. Comment.
Dining

You’ll say yes to Nyonya, a palace of Malaysian cuisine

The complex flavors and textures of Malaysian cuisine are relatively unknown, even in Brooklyn’s expansive culinary universe. Comment.
Dining

Mamma Lucia!

Sitting in Mamma Lucia — nestled into a corner storefront on a quiet strip of Foster Avenue in Flatbush — is like being a guest in owner Giorgio Migliaccio’s home. Italian music plays softly in the background while unique bric-a-brac, including taxidermy and aged photographs of celebrities, adorn every available spot on the white stucco walls. A peak at those walls reveals a “who’s who” of the bistro’s famous patrons: Look, there’s Giorgio with Jimmy Smits! Is that Mickey Rourke I spy? And there’s Luciano Pavarotti! Comment.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flatbush

Observe and report: Flatbush top cop wants citizens on patrol

The 67th Precinct’s top cop says he’s willing to put citizens on patrol to reign in violent crime — and the local community board wants to help him do it. Comment.
24/7

These guys are really serious about comedy

The Brooklyn Arts Council is getting serious about comedy. Comment.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Massive heist from check cashing store

84th Precinct Comment.
24/7

Nemo spotted in Coney Island!

You can find Nemo in Coney Island! Comment.
Borough-wide

Mother, daughter slaughter

A mother and daughter were slaughtered in a Sheepshead Bay apartment on April 17 — the second bloody rampage to take place in the usually bucolic neighborhood in recent weeks. Comment.
Flatbush

Church’s community center to reopen

A fire-damaged community center that’s part of Brooklyn’s oldest church is being resurrected just in time for Easter. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cleaned out! Pol says car washes over-charging Jews

Predatory car washes in Flatbush and Midwood targeted Jews who needed their cars cleaned for Passover — charging nearly three times as much as they would to a non-Jew — says a councilman who claims to have stung the offending businesses. Comment.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Massive heist from check cashing store

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More problems at Status nightclub

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Piping mad: Thief raids Marine Park salon

Yanked away Comment.
Kings Courier

Father, son busted in bat attack

Bat men busted Comment.
Flatbush

Garden for homeless

Homeless people and the mentally handicapped will become farmers sowing a rooftop garden if a social service group is given the OK to build a new shelter, but members of Community Board 17 — who get to weigh-in on the plan — think that may not come easy. Comment.
Flatbush

Pedaler killed in East Flatbush

Bicyclist killed Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Lots of Apple pickings

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Teens busted for brinig gun to tutoring session

Reading, writing and revolvers Comment.
Borough-wide

Golden deli: ‘Gold Coast’ to bring pastrami to Ridge

We’ve got the rye bread and the pickles — and soon we’ll have the hot pastrami to go with it. Comment.
Borough-wide

No crime in Bay Ridge? Practically

68th Precinct Comment.
Crime

Lebovits larceny! Man busted for bribing sex abuse rabbi

A 49-year-old is facing 21 years in jail for trying to bank on a child sex abuse scandal surrounding Borough Park cantor Baruch Lebovits. Comment.
Borough-wide

Mission accomplished! Hundreds pitch in to save Memorial Day Parade

The parade is saved! Comment.
Bay News

Traffic take-down

Manhattan Beach’s oldest civic group says it’s willing to break the law to protest the city refusal to implement the group’s traffic safety requests along what it thinks are the neighborhood’s most dangerous streets. Comment.
Bay News

Grill ‘em!

You gotta fight for your right to barbecue! Comment.
Bay News

Charter coming

New schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott says he’ll do nothing to stop a growing charter school from moving into a Coney Island school building that already houses a junior high school and a high school. Comment.
Bay News

Mugger drags senior to the ground

Senior attacked Comment.
Borough-wide

No Barrel of laughs: City’s botched giveway angers many

It was barrel bedlam! Comment.
Borough-wide

Pulitzer call interrupts Egan’s lunch at Olea!

Jennifer Egan’s mantel is getting heavy. Comment.
Features

Brave Lashaun battled the bogeyman, and won

Our will to live can move mountains and, at the same time, shatter our hearts to pieces. Comment.
24/7

Bread lines! New cookbook is devoted to the greatness of sandwiches

This cookbook goes between the bread. Comment.
24/7

Get a load of Scott Brindl’s sausage

Some grandmother’s pass down recipes for meatloaf and mashed potatoes, others make the best lasagna, arroz con pollo, or sweet potato pie. Comment.
24/7

A ‘King Lear’ for the ages! Derek Jacobi stars in BAM production

He’s been Hamlet in “Hamlet,” Richard II in “Richard II,” Julius Caesar in “Julius Caesar,” and Macbeth in “Macbeth.” And now, Derek Jacobi is taking on the obvious role in “King Lear.” Comment.
Borough-wide

What a pain! Armed robber stealing prescription pills

A pistol-packing pilferer with a penchant for prescription pain pills is on the prowl in Marine Park, pinching the pellets from pharmacies police predict are near his pad. Comment.
Borough-wide

By ‘design’? Brooklyn’s top furniture showcase killed by state budget cuts

Bklyn Designs — the annual showcase for cutting-edge interior designers, retailers and manufacturers — won’t be happening in DUMBO this spring. Comment.
Features

Carmine rants on our crummy sidewalks and streets … again!

I’m so upset with the sad state of our streets and sidewalks, I’m writing about them again! So buckle up and hold onto your hats, because you’re about to get another mouthful from the Screecher! Comment.
Features

Stan knows how to trim the budget

Dear Mr. Raisman: In complying with your request for my thoughts on where my government cut spending, I offer you this week’s installment in three words — Reduce Foreign Aid. Comment.
Features

Coupons, smoupons. Just get me in and out

This column is for professionals only — don’t attempt this at home! Comment.
High School Sports

Makeup game: Maldari pitches Poly past Fieldston

Some pitchers rely on intimidation, others finesse. Philip Maldari just wants to look pretty. Comment.
High School Sports

Shorthanded Grand Street overcomes adversity, tops Fort Hamilton

It wasn’t until early Thursday evening, on April 14, that Melvin Martinez could say with conviction his Grand Street Campus baseball had matured. Ironically, it was the immaturity of others that brought it out. Comment.
High School Sports

Our All-Brooklyn girls basketball honors

Brooklyn has long been the Mecca of basketball on the boys side. This year, with the emergence of Nazareth, the borough owned things with the girls as well. Comment.
High School Sports

Our All-Brooklyn boys basketball honors

The borough known for its basketball lives up to that lofty standard yet again. Boys & Girls repeated as PSAL Class AA champions – the sixth straight year Brooklyn has won the crown – beating archrival Lincoln in the final. Comment.
24/7

Nemo spotted in Coney Island!

You can find Nemo in Coney Island! Comment.
Borough-wide

The Siren screams! Manhattan newspaper cancels festival

It’s the day the music died! Comment.
24/7

Royal wedding fever! Bloody good parties for Wills and Kate

Royal wedding fever has officially crossed the pond. Comment.
24/7

Bugging out

A man who turns into a spider. Aerial acts above the audiences’ heads. Zip lines running from one end of the theater to the other. Comment.
24/7

Head for the Inner Banks this Friday

All four members of Body Language have clearly defined roles. Matthew Young writes most of the lyrics. Ian Chang creates crazy beats on the drums. Grant Wheeler mans the keys. And Angelica Bess? Well, she adds the sparkle. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Public Library offers ‘amnesty’ for book scofflaws

If you’ve been living in fear of the library’s repo men, now’s your chance to make right with Mr. Bookman. Comment.
24/7

Rabbit Hole’s ‘Frankenstein’ is still a sexy beast

For your next vacation, think green. Comment.

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