Our columnist says Councilman Jumaane Williams should have forgot about the color of his skin when he publicly derided the NYPD over his treatment during the West Indian Day Parade, and should have focused on the rank-and-file cops’ failure to adhere to the department’s standard of Courtesy, Professionalism and Respect. Comments (2).
There were two young quarterbacks on opposite sidelines Saturday afternoon at Old Boys High Field. One — Curtis sophomore Prince Dukes — entered with plenty of hype, while Boys & Girls’ Keon Marsh was basically an afterthought. Comment.
Flying fists and skillful strategy were part of the action when cops squared off against the DUMBO Destroyers at St. Ann’s Warehouse to raise money for the area’s business improvement district. Comment.
Midwood had just beaten James Madison handily and was in the throes of a wild celebration, thinking it had not only dispatched its bitter rival but made the playoffs in the process. Soon, exhilaration turned too demoralization when coach Steve Basile gave his team the bad news – it had fallen five power points short of the postseason, snapping a four-year run of reaching the Public School Athletic League’s top-level playoffs. Comment.
A Republican businessman who has never held elective office trounced a career Democrat in the special election to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner — a six-week slugfest that turned into a referendum less on the prior officeholder’s sexual peccadillos and more on President Obama. Comments (3).
The former CEO of Brookdale Hospital was found guilty of bribing state Sen. Carl Kruger and two other elected officials on Monday — potentially hammering another nail into the coffin of the embattled southern Brooklyn legislator, who will go trial for taking that bribe, among other alleged payoffs, in January. Comment.
Ditmas Park bookworms will have to schlepp to East Flatbush or Kensington to get their free fix this winter while the Cortelyou Road branch of the Brooklyn Public Library closes to install self-service machines and fix up its aging infrastructure. Comment.
A Bay Ridge man who was arrested at Kennedy Airport last Tuesday for allegedly sending money to terrorists in Pakistan complained that he had to leave the neighborhood because he couldn’t raise enough terror cash from Muslim-Americans there. Comments (2).
Fontbonne Hall’s varsity volleyball squad took last year’s loss to Archbishop Molloy in the Catholic High School Athletic Association Brooklyn-Queens Division I semifinals especially hard, because the second-place team had played the team ahead of them, St. Francis Prep, so well all season — beating the Stanners twice. Comment.
A 52-year-old Bensonhurst resident who was a surly, yet beloved, fixture on the Coney Island Boardwalk died last week after he shot himself in the head — just as city marshals evicting him from his home banged on his door. Comment.
More than 1,000 school children received much needed school supplies — and had a blast while doing it — during a special “say hello to the school year” Harvest Fest at Paerdegat Park on Sept. 10. Comment.
Angry parents are demanding the city bus their kids to a pre-Kindergarten program after the Department of Education shifted classes from a nearby school to one that’s 25 blocks away — but the city says that if the parents want to send their children to class, they’ll have to get them their themselves. Comments (1).
In remembrance of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Brooklyn will play host to several memorial events vigils, musical performances, poetry readings, and charity runs. Here’s a breakdown from across the borough. Comments (1).
Democratic congressional candidate David Weprin unleashed the big guns — make that long, slender guns — in his bid to succeed disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner: Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, the legendary singer from the retro doo-wop band Sha Na Na. Comment.