Old-school Boardwalk businesses that are facing eviction can stay open for eight more years — if they agree to get rid of their honky-tonk charm and turn themselves into upscale eateries — under a deal being offered by their landlord. Comment.
The now fabulously-funded Occupy Wall Street crowd is a beer-bottle toss away from becoming its own nightmare — a corporation! Our columnist hopes the movement holds itself to the same scruples it demands from the targets of its wrath. Comments (2).
A Marine Park man is taking it upon himself to find the teenage punk who broke into his jeep by plastering a picture of the thief across the neighborhood — and now he may be in trouble with the law for telling people to call the cops. Comment.
Ten old-timers came back to the rink of their youth on Sunday to once again strap on the skates and get in a days-worth of hockey just like they did when they were growing up in the 1970s. Comments (3).
Thieves stole two luxury cars and broke into three others in Manhattan Beach last week — and one unlucky resident watched helplessly as bandits smashed into one of his cars as they made their getaway in the other. Comment.
Residents are demanding that the city fix a section of the Shore Road Promenade that is riddled with large cracks and partially covered with sand, creating hazards for cyclists and joggers who sometimes collide with each other to avoid the roadblocks — but officials say the cost of fixing the path, upwards of $20 million, makes a renovation unlikely in the near future. Comments (1).
Flatbush and Midwood need city money for community gardens, more lighting along Nostrand Avenue and street repairs, say residents who are participating in an “American Idol”-style contest for $1 million in taxpayer funds. Comment.
A dogged group of protesters occupied Dyker Heights on Friday, picketing outside Rep. Michael Grimm’s 13th Avenue district office between 74th and 75th streets on Friday in an attempt to get on of two Republican congress members in Brooklyn to back a jobs bill that has stalled in the senate. Comment.
The father of the 13-year-old boy who accused a Marine Park priest of sexual abuse lashed out at the Brooklyn Diocese on Monday, claiming that the church is lying about the severity of the crime. Comments (57).
Fifteen-term Rep. Ed Towns is losing the money war to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries — and has only $11,000 on hand against an upstart candidate who raised more than $150,000 in his first cash push. Comment.
Gunfire punctuated a rowdy booze cruise in Sheepshead Bay last week when party-goers got into a tussle on Emmons Avenue, rattling neighbors who say the frequent bashes on the boat are getting out of control. Comments (1).
Neighbors of a nine-story building under construction in Bensonhurst are furious that the project’s developer wants to cut in half the amount of off-street parking spaces he’s required to provide, claiming that the shortage of spots will wreak havoc on an already parking-starved neighborhood. Comments (2).
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership sponsored its first “Dog-Tober” block party for pups on Saturday — and we don’t know if it was a “success” or a “failure,” but we do know that these dogs were very cute. Comment.
Merchants on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge are demanding the city increase the time shoppers are allowed to park along the strip, claiming the present one-hour limit doesn’t give clients enough time to go from store to store— and many times results in them getting expensive parking tickets. Comment.
A retired Marine Park priest with close ties to District Attorney Charles Hynes was arrested on Friday and charged with trying to have inappropriate sexual contact with two teenage boys in the church’s Batchelder Street rectory. Comments (8).
A crew of crooks busted into a Best Buy electronics store at Gateway Plaza early Tuesday morning and made off with more than 150 iPad 2s — the last Apple product to be introduced by recently deceased Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Comment.