Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bay News

Bandshell backdraft

Opponents of Borough President Markowitz’s planned Asser Levy Park amphitheater crashed a rally on Sunday that the Beep organize to protest the closure of a Coney Island firehouse — demanding Markowitz use the money he plans to spend on the stage on the FDNY instead. Comment.
Bay News

Board memeber: I was booted over Boardwalk stance

A staunch opponent of the city’s plan to install concrete on the Riegelmann Boardwalk was sacked from Community Board 13 several days after he rallied board members to veto the Parks Department’s latest proposal for a waterfront sidewalk. Comment.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Borough-wide

New law to provide anti-bullying classes

Come September, Brooklyn school principals will be able to order-up anti-bullying lessons thanks to a new law introduced by a Southern Brooklyn politician. Comment.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

24/7

Sing us a song, </i>you’re</i> the piano man

Get ready to hear the beginning to “Für Elise” on repeat. Comment.
24/7

Now even Kosher eaters can get in on the ‘snout-to-tail’ movement

The snout-to-tail movement has gone kosher. Comment.
24/7

Sex, stoops and Sixpoint — our weekend market roundup

A sexy new pop-up shop, a big stoop sale and a very cool new item are on our market watch this week. Comment.
24/7

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

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

Hakuna matata! The Bell House hosts a ‘Lion King’ sing-along

Can you feel the love tonight? Comment.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Ugly Americans rip off German tourist near Promenade

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bicycle thief preys on pal

77th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Draft riot! Bushwick phenom picked by Red Sox in the second round

And Aaron Short Comment.
24/7

Celebrate Brooklyn pick of the week: A musical tribute to the Freedom Riders!

Hal Willner is almost singularly known for putting together concerts featuring an eclectic mix of artists and musical styles. Comment.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Need to know the price of copper? Ask a thief

At least two worksites were robbed of that most precious of non-precious metals — copper — last week, the latest incidents in Brooklyn’s long battle against iron-willed thieves. Comment.
Flatbush

Sleepless on Bedford

Talk about road rage! Comment.
Canarsie

It’s a deal! Canarsie Cemetery sold to Cypress Hills

The Canarsie Cemetery is about to be sold — for about $10 a headstone. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Pain for ‘Pleasure’

Sheepshead Bay residents are trying to block a nightclub from reopening on a quiet stretch of Avenue U, claiming the now-shuttered bar was a noisy nuisance frequented by unsavory characters. Comment.
Borough-wide

Thug steals cellphone on Fourth Avenue

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Squirrels beware! Squirrel assassin could be targeting Marine Park

Squirrels that call Marine Park home better watch their curled, fluffy tails — an assassin that has them in the crosshairs may be on the loose! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Biking purse snatcher rides again!

76th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Dems: Bay Ridge Pizza is best

The votes are in, and in a piping-hot pronouncement, local Democrats named Bay Ridge Pizza the best pie in Yellow Hook at a gluttonous gastronomical “doughraiser” on June 2. Comment.
Borough-wide

Verizon tries the grizzly bear approach to thwarting vandals — huge, ugly poles in a historic district

Victorian Flatbush has literally gotten the shaft. Comment.
Borough-wide

Slap shot!

The Erasmus Hall High School athletic director who suffered a massive heart attack and died during the 2010 PSAL playoffs — only to be brought back to life by Emergency Service workers — was arrested on June 2 for allegedly attacking a school security guard. Now, his 36-year career with the Department of Education is in jeopardy. Comment.
Features

I was right, Weiner was lying

Not for nuthin, but what grown man cannot state with “certitude” and identify his own wiener?And who uses the word “certitude” nowadays, anyway? How about “certainly,” “without a shadow of a doubt,” or the ubiquitous “No way!” But “with certitude?” Really now. Comment.
Features

Shockingly, Weiner gagged by ‘Groingate’

First impressions do count. Comment.
High School Sports

Final countdown: Xaverian books ticket to CHSAA championship

Steven Pastrana exorcised some demons and helped lift Xaverian into the CHSAA Class AA championship tournament final all with one quality outing yesterday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ford’s ‘Bit’ finds perfect fit at Concordia

A few months ago, Anjali (Little Bit) Moncrieffe wasn’t sure where she would continue her career when her time at Bishop Ford came to an end. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn bound: Aguilar chooses LIU

In the tremendously fickle college basketball recruiting world, Pete Aguilar saw schools pop up one minute, only to vanish the next. Comment.
Canarsie

Homless man killed in Canarsie

Canarsie cops say a homeless man found strangled to death and wrapped inside a blanket along a stretch of Long Island Rail Road train tracks was killed by other homeless who live there. Comment.
Features

Let’s keep the wood in our beloved Boardwalk

For months or more, the future of the world-renowned Riegelmann Boardwalk of Coney Island has been poppin’ its nails in the controversial sands-of-time, as verbs and vowels have shredded the salt-tasty airs of “America’s Seashore.” Comment.

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