A Bensonhurst civic panel slammed a city plan that would remove two lanes of traffic from a pair of busy intersections, saying that it would bottleneck traffic and create chaos at corners that are not as dangerous as the city claims they are. Comments (2).
After nearly five years of preparation, the Brooklyn Museum is finally ready to unveil its 100-plus piece exhibition honoring modernity, technology, and progress — but you can forget iPhone photos, iPad doodles and Cory Arcangel-type Nintendo sculptures; this is modernity, 1920s style. Comment.
Residents and elected officials are again demanding the state block a controversial nightclub from reopening in Gravesend after the State Liquor Authority asked Commnity Board 15 to reconsider its opposition to the bar. Comment.
Two of the eight cops busted on Tuesday for allegedly running guns and stolen cigarettes were frequently awarded by Bay Ridge community groups — and one was even honored by the neighborhood’s law-and-order state senator. Comment.
They say variety is the spice of life — certainly, it’s the spice of the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, which is back in action with a delicious new season chock-full of dance performances, theater productions and musical concerts that cater to the many diverse cultural groups that call the borough home. Comment.
The larger-than-life educator, who dismissed conventional curriculums in favor of artistic expression and indiviidualism, was paid a touching tribute at the Brooklyn Heights house of worship by those who knew him best. Comment.
The high-profile attorney who recently joined the defense team of the accused killer of an 8-year-old Borough Park boy said on Monday that his client is insane and was coerced by cops into writing his chilling confession shortly after his arrest. Comment.
A political nobody who has only voted once in his life came out swinging against freshman Rep. Michael Grimm, announcing last Thursday his candidacy to represent Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights and calling the incumbent a “mouthpiece” for the Republican elite. Comments (1).
Loyal parishioners lashed out at protestors outside the church on Sunday — with one spitting at a picketer, and another (though, not this one) telling them what they could do with their flyers. Comments (28).
Merchants along 18th Avenue say that the city’s removal of dozens of trash cans on one of Bensonhurst’s main drags has turned the area into a garbage dump, but officials are calling the test program — to reduce litter on the street by having fewer pails to attract it — a huge success that they will extend through the winter. Comment.
I can understand good folks making poor investments. The intentions of the Solyndra loan of half a billion bucks were good, but as we already know, the road to hell is paved — awe, never mind. Comment.
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.