Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Borough-wide

The piggy bank is where the money was!

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Roll call! Coney Island getting its rickshaws back!

And to think, you’ve been walking on the Boardwalk all these years like a sucker! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Man with bad hat mugs deliman

76th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Cops nab a scammer

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Dean Street gun mugging

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Senior center stuck

The highly anticipated opening of the new “green” Marine Park field house has again been postponed, and city officials, who blame the building’s high-tech, environmentally friendly design for the delay, aren’t sure when the ribbon on the new facility will be snipped. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Woman hit in office shooting

Shot in office Comment.
Kings Courier

Man gunned down on Kings Highway

Killed on Kings Highway Comment.
Flatbush

Off duty arrests lead to fisticuffs

Guns and goons Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Easy Apple picking

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Teen shot on Memorial Day

Teen shot Comment.
Borough-wide

First robbery at T.J. Maxx

68th Precinct Comment.
Dining

Salty and sweet — here’s one heck of a ribs recipe

Ribs are all the rage this month as the Brooklyn Kitchen hosts a class on how to slow-cook a rack on May 21. But you don’t have to wait until then to get cracking. “The New Brooklyn Cookbook” (remember that?) features a recipe courtesy of the General Greene in Fort Greene — a salt-pepper-sugar rub that’s dressed up with a spiced yogurt sauce. We can hear those lips smacking already. Comment.
Dining

Dining with the ‘Mayor’ of Little Pakistan

When you’re hankering for some Pakistani cuisine, there’s no better place to head than Brooklyn’s own “Little Pakistan.” And on a recent trek to Coney Island Avenue for the spicy fare, I couldn’t have had a better culinary tour guide: the mayor of Little Pakistan himself, Asghar Choudhri, president of the Pakistani American Federation of New York. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tenants, union, team up against ‘Gardens’ landlord

A group of tenants at one of the borough’s biggest private apartment complexes has teamed up with the its locked-out union to sue their landlord — who the residents claim stiffed them on a promise to renovate a community center. Comment.
Borough-wide

Two dead, one wounded in Sheepshead Bay shooting

The Sheepshead-Nostrand Houses was awash with blood and the smell of gun smoke Sunday morning after three people were shot — two fatally — following a violent early-morning altercation. Comment.
Borough-wide

Coney condos to move forward

Luxury condos could finally be coming to Coney Island Beach nearly 40 years after they were first shot down. Comment.
Bay News

Panel says ‘no’ to concrete on Boardwalk

Concrete-wary members of a local panel banded together Tuesday night to reject the city’s plan to replace wooden planks on the Boardwalk with a road — a surprise victory for those who feared the iconic seaside attraction would start to look like an everyday sidewalk. Comment.
Bay News

Prime cut: Woman wigs out at Prime Meats

Prime nuisance Comment.
Borough-wide

Up in smoke! Beach-goers protest the city’s ban on smoking in parks

Beach-goers didn’t waste any time blowing smoke in the face of the city’s recently enacted ban on public puffing, as dozens lit up along the Boardwalk in protest during the beach’s opening day. Comment.
Features

Stan will take cheap oil over caribou

How much, you ask? Comment.
Features

Free at last - school’s out for EVER

For the past 13 years, from pre-K on up, I have awaited June and the end of the school year with both joy (“Hey! Bri passed and she’s promoted!”) and trepidation (“Hey! September is two months away. What are we going to do until then?”) Comment.
High School Sports

Clippers sow top seed for championship tournament

Thanks to a brilliant pitching performance by Anthony Pastrana, who allowed three hits in the first complete-game of his career, Xaverian wrapped up the top seed for the upcoming CHSAA Class AA championship tournament with a 4-0 victory against Monsignor Farrell last Saturday at the College of Staten Island. Comment.
High School Sports

Sweet six-cess: Underdog Devils keep dynasty alive

The Poly Prep dynasty might not have been dead, but it was certainly on life support. Comment.
High School Sports

‘Perfect’ second quarter enough for Poly to claim boys lacrosse crown

There is an old adage that you need to play four strong quarters to win a game. For Poly Prep all it took was one spectacular one. Comment.
High School Sports

‘Perfect ending’: Zapata, sixth-inning rally propel Poly Prep to win crown

Andrew Zapata enjoyed a storybook sophomore season, winning six of his seven starts, throwing five shutouts and tossing a complete-game, one-hitter in May 25’s New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association title game at Manhattanville College in Purchase. His most important contribution, however, in the 8-1 win over Berkeley Carroll had nothing to do with the lightning in his right arm. Comment.
High School Sports

Hill of an effort: Ace, Madison fall in 10 innings

Kayla Hill had just completed her own personal Houdini act, magically getting out of jam after jam against Tottenville, which boasts the city’s best lineup. She left the bases loaded once and stranded two on twice. She navigated around Division I stud hitters. Comment.
High School Sports

Underdog and undermanned Lions battle, but fall short

Berkeley Carroll had a freshman on the mound (Ian Miller) and a freshman behind the plate (Yanai Feldman). Its cleanup hitter and second baseman (Anthony Spina) was a sophomore, as was one of its top starters. Its ace, catcher and third-place hitter (Joey Martinez) was laid up in a hospital bed, recovering from surgery on his broken right leg. Comment.
Parenting

Circus returns to the Waterfront Barge on June 5 — and the price is right

We were already big fans of “Showboat Shazzam,” a long-running circus series at the Waterfront Museum and Barge in Red Hook. And now that it’s cheaper, we love it even more! Comment.
24/7

It’s Memorial Day, so show some respect

It’s Memorial Day, and you don’t have a beach house or lakeside cottage to run off to. Don’t feel left out — there’s plenty to keep you occupied this long weekend in Brooklyn, from patriotic concerts to amusement park birthday parties to even, paradoxically, a TV party. You’ll friends will be jealous they even left. Comment.
24/7

Two craft fairs for the Etsy crowd

A hip craft fair returns, and Etsy makers find a new home in this week’s Market Watch. Comment.
24/7

House tour season continues, this time in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush

Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush are getting their turn at apartment envy. Comment.
24/7

The full Brooklyn Folk Festival schedule

Here’s the full finger-pickin’ good schedule for the Brooklyn Folk Festival. Comment.
24/7

Folkin’ ay! Brooklyn fest is now a three-day stand

The one thing the owners of Jalopy can’t stand is turning people away. So when they were planning this year’s Brooklyn Folk Festival, they knew that the popular event needed to go big — or make people go home. Comment.
24/7

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

The BookMark Shoppe’s pick: “The Postmistress” Comment.
24/7

Celebrate Brooklyn kicks off with Andrew Bird next Friday night!

Forget the solstice — here, the summer officially starts when Celebrate Brooklyn does. And this year, the annual outdoor festival of music, film and dance kicks off on June 10 with a free performance by Andrew Bird. Comment.
Dining

It’s seafood time! You want crab, lobster and shellfish? Journey to Southern Brooklyn

Southern Brooklyn may have lost some of its charm and gritty waterfront cred as the borough’s working fishing village, but for seafood, the area from Sheepshead Bay to Mill Basin still cannot be beat. Comment.
Dining

It’s seafood time!

Southern Brooklyn is sizzling. Comment.
Crime

City makes ‘sexist payout’ to wounded female cop

The city offered a disabled female cop a $325,000 court settlement on March 29 — a day before claims that her sexist NYPD superiors had refused to give her a large line-of-duty injury pension were heard in Brooklyn federal court. Comment.
Borough-wide

Golden: Parker should face same tribunal as Monserrate

Call it the Golden rule. Comment.
Borough-wide

Merchants on Ave. H want to conquer divide

A band of Midwood merchants say their piece of Avenue H has the potential to become the next hip strip in Brooklyn, but construction on the nearby B and Q trains has made its blessed subway station a curse. Comment.
Dining

Restaurants that really spring into spring

Spring is in the air — and on our plates — thanks to the seasonally inspired fare at some of Brooklyn’s best market-driven restaurants. From Berkshire pork to fiddlehead ferns to that ultimate chef’s obsession, the ramp, here are our picks for spring’s dining musts. Comment.
Dining

Spring forward! Mark your calendars for a full season of fun

The snow has melted and the crocuses are sprouting — spring is pretty much here. But that’s not the only thing that’s arrived. The next few months are chock full of must-see music, art, theater and, of course, outdoor events. And, to help you make the most of it, here’s our ultimate guide to the season. Don’t leave home without it. Comment.
Dining

Peru is as close as Sunset Park

You want fries with that? Comment.
Dining

Sheepshead Bay Turkish joint is a restaurant with balls

You’ve really got to have guts to try the balls at this restaurant! Comment.
Dining

It’s time to ‘Dine in Brooklyn’ starting next Monday

For Brooklyn foodies, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Comment.
Features

The savings are fantastic, the clothes, foreign

My roommate was sitting at the table, opening the mail, and let out a geschrei. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sanitation to skip blizzard hearing

Residents outraged by the city’s poor handling of the Dec. 26 blizzard that left parts of Southern Brooklyn buried will have a chance to vent their frustrations next week — but the representatives of the agency responsible for wielding the shovels and driving the snowplows is skipping the gripefest. Comment.
Borough-wide

Washington Cemetery’s waiting game

The 22 gravestones toppled by snow-clearing sanitation workers at a Bay Parkway cemetery may not be repaired for several months because the city takes its sweet time before shelling out money to cover damage it is responsible for. Comment.
Borough-wide

Tonight! The borough’s hockey team fights on towards the playoffs

Who needs Madison Square Garden when you can get all the puck-swiping, fist-swinging action right here in Brooklyn — and your New York Aviators won’t pull up on the reins this season until there’s blood on the ice and a championship trophy lifted over their heads. Comment.
24/7

‘Kaboom’ is a taste of Sundance at BAM

You don’t need to schlep all the way out to Park City, Utah, to see the best of Sundance. Comment.
Features

Santa’s elf needs a shave

I have mentioned in previous columns my utter disgust and disappointment at the politically correct trend to call the Comment.
Flatbush

City to rebuild Ocean Avenue bridge over LIRR

The city will rebuild an Ocean Avenue bridge over a little-used Long Island Rail Road freight line between Avenues H and I. Comment.
Borough-wide

Grimm battles Obamacare rivals

Freshman Rep. Michael Grimm lashed out at Obamacare advocates for calling him a “hypocrite” after he said he was taking his government-sponsored health insurance even as the newly sworn-in pol gets ready to abolish the President’s controversial health care legislation. Comment.
Bay News

Rezoning rescinded!

The city has killed a controversial elementary school re-zoning plan that some parents feared would force their kids to travel too far to get to class. Comment.
Flatbush

Flatbush Garden workers locked out

Flatbush Gardens management locked out its maintenance workers on Monday, sending in replacement workers to do their jobs. Comment.
Flatbush

Islands of death: Some say calming measures have seniors dying in traffic

Pedestrian islands installed by the city on Fort Hamilton Parkway to make it easier for senior citizens to cross the street are wreaking havoc on the area’s economy, hampering garbage pick ups, and slowing traffic so much that people are dying en route to nearby Maimonides Medical Center because ambulances can’t get through, say angry neighbors. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

City closes door on historic traffic summit

You’re not invited to one of the most anticipated meetings of the year. Comment.
Borough-wide

Salem Lutheran Church saved — for $2.5M

The entire campus of the Salem Lutheran Church has been sold for $2,650,000 to a new congregation that plans to renovate and reuse the complex — saving it from the fate of Bay Ridge’s beloved “Green Church,” which was demolished two years ago. Comment.
Editorial

Atheism is more than non-belief

The billboard has two target markets and serves two purposes. Comment.
Editorial

Billboard is classic hate-mongering

American Atheists has a special hatred of Christianity, and that is why it seizes on the Christmas season — it would take too much courage to focus on Ramadan — to sell its anti-Christian message. Their latest assault is their billboard outside the Lincoln Tunnel that takes direct aim at Christmas. Comment.
Borough-wide

Planters pulled!

The city-installed planters on Oriental Boulevard that residents claim have been impeding drivers’ vision since 2005 were hauled away to the Kingsborough Community College campus on Nov. 24 in a victory for Manhattan Beach residents who have been trying to convince the Parks Department to remove the 31 behemoths. Comment.
Editorial

Public buses or dollar vans — two views

privatizing our entire mass transit system? Comment.
BoroBeat

Coastal rallyers form a human chain in Coney Island

-— Shavana Abruzzo Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Cop chases down phone-thieving posse

84th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Hot wheels! Fire claims truck in Mill Island

Firefighters douse down a truck that caught fire behind Gil Hodges Lanes Friday. Officials said that the blaze erupted inside a trailer behind the bowling alley, near the corner of Mill and Strickland avenues, just before 11:45 p.m. on March 5. No injuries were reported. Witnesses said that the vehicle was among some construction equipment parked in the alley. The fire, which didn’t extend to the bowling alley, was not considered suspicious, an FDNY spokesperson said. Comment.
Bay News

No new mosque in ‘Brooklynstan’

Muslims should be the first to understand why a mosque in 2010 Brooklyn, USA would be problematic. Comments (1).
Bay News

The anti-Valentine’s Day parties

There’s not just good eating in the borough this Valentine’s Day. Check out the events below for some special love-themed events in Brooklyn, some traditional, some not (murder ballads, anyone?). Comment.
Bay News

Tribute to jazz great Joe Maneri

This February 9, the Irondale Center will hold a tribute to Joe Maneri, a Williamsburg-born jazz musician and composer who died this past summer due to complications of heart failure. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Sunk on 16th

Put a tennis ball on one floor of Arthur Strimling’s South Slope home, and the suddenly precocious sphere will take on a life of its own. Comment.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Cop chases down phone-thieving posse

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Knifeman on a bike on Flatbush

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Mr. Mayor: Tear down this condo!

The developer responsible for an illegal — and out-of-scale — condo project on Kimball Street wants the city to set aside its rules and give him permission to complete his monstrous building in a move that’s brought outraged Marine Park residents to a boiling point. Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Gunman hold up Ave. N eatery

Restaurant raid Comment.
Kings Courier

Rental damaged in road rage incident

Rental rage Comment.
Flatbush

Man arrested for killing in-law

In-law killing Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Man with bad hat mugs deliman

76th Precinct Comment.
Canarsie

Teachers sues over PS 114 merger

The United Federation of Teachers is suing to stop a charter school from invading PS 114’s building, putting a monkey wrench in the two-month old “separate-but-equal” compromise between school officials and the city that saved the beleaguered elementary school. Comment.
Canarsie

Getty gunmen strike Canarsie

Getty rob Comment.
Borough-wide

Teens clean beach

The gates of historic Denyse Wharf were opened last Sunday as environmentally aware students helped cleanup the beach after a harsh winter. Comment.
Borough-wide

Talk about green! Inventor has clean way to haul food, garbage

It’s as “green” as it gets! Comment.
Bay News

Class KO: Student knocked out in Sheepshead Bay HS fight

Knocked unconscious — in school! Comment.
Bay News

Parents group hopes to stop charter invasion

Parents from a Coney Island public school are appealing the city’s decision to cram a growing charter school into their West Avenue facility, which they say is already overcrowded. Comment.
Borough-wide

Freak out! Plan a party at Coney’s ‘Sideshow’

Talk about getting your freak on! Comment.
Borough-wide

City keeps its housing complaints close to chest

New York’s biggest slumlord could be the city itself — but no one knows because it doesn’t release information about tenants’ complaints. Comment.
Borough-wide

Making the best of a bad Sitt-uation

The Coney Island waterfront became home to Joe Sitt’s latest “development” — and now freaks and sunbathers alike can get a box of “Tide” without having to visit a supermarket. Comment.
Bay News

Lost in the flood!

The offices of the Brighton Neighborhood Association were left in ruins following a massive May 17 flood — a disaster that the director of the 34-year-old advocacy group claims was man-made. Comment.
Features

Stan says know who you donate to

Features

Arnold knows PR and, you guessed it, he’ll be back

What better way to stage a comeback than to have a scandal? And what better kind of scandal than sex and a love child — with the maid! Aaahnold really knows how to stoke the star-making machinery. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly’s Dahldorf beats buzzer, Riverdale in wild 2OT win

Jessica Dahldorf wasn’t trying to beat the clock, but she was trying to use it to her advantage. Comment.
High School Sports

Midwood tops Tottenville to send senior-laden team out champions

Blake Koch shed some tears after the last two city championship games and planned on doing exactly that after this one — just for difference reasons. Comment.
24/7

Our guide to your great Memorial Day weekend

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and you don’t have a beach house or lakeside cottage to run off to. Don’t feel left out – there’s plenty to keep you occupied this long weekend in Brooklyn, from patriotic concerts to amusement park birthday parties to even, paradoxically, a TV party. You’ll friends will be jealous they even left. Comment.
Borough-wide

A pizza the action: Ridge contest to determine best slice

Some of Bay Ridge’s most popular pie spinners will face off on June 2 to see who’ll be crowned the godfather of pizza. Comment.
Dining

Don’t give up! It may be Lent, but here are foods that we won’t do without

Mardi Gras is over, so the faithful are about to give up something for the 40 days of Lent. Comment.

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