Sunday, March 6, 2011

Borough-wide

Another Bay Ridge church to be demolished

Another one of Bay Ridge’s beloved old churches is going to be demolished for development — and locals aren’t happy. Comment.
BoroBeat

Knees-up for Danish Mardi Gras at DAC

Whatta final hurrah it was. Comment.
Crime

“Vampire” serial killer suspect goes to court

Prosecutors accused alleged SeaGate serial killer Dmitriy Yakovlev of leaving a grisly looking Dracula mask at the spot where he dumped the dismembered remains of one of his three victims as his murder trial opened in federal court last week. Comment.
High School Sports

Defensive-minded Iona Prep shuts down Edmund’s in slugfest

When neither team could locate the bottom of the basket even if they had a magnifying glass, Vic Quirolo wasn’t exactly jumping for joy, but the Iona Prep boys basketball coach wasn’t upset either. Comment.
High School Sports

Suspended Naz coach: ‘I let the team down’

Apache Paschall has missed games before. Just this season, the Nazareth coach was in the hospital for a few days and couldn’t be on the bench with his team for a contest against Mary Louis in December. Comment.
High School Sports

Erasmus AD makes amazing recovery

The Brooklyn high-school athletic director who drew national headlines for having a heart attack and being shocked back to life during his school’s football playoff game in November is healthy and back at work. Comment.
Features

Brooklyn flies a flag for freedom

The simple act of raising the red, white and black banner spoke volumes while extending a heartening message: We’re with you. Comment.
Features

More thought’s from Stan’s dustbin

And still more from the scraps of paper I find in my pockets. Comment.
Dining

A feast fit for three kings — where to eat out this Christmas Eve

Sure, Christmas Eve is one of the big “family nights” on the Gregorian calendar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take the family out to a great meal at one of the few borough restaurants that are open. Here’s our guide to the best Christmas Eve dining options (minus Chinese restaurants, which never seem to close). Comment.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

24/7

This ballet’s got all the basics

Get ready for some Ballet 101. Comment.
24/7

Get buzzed at the Brooklyn Booze Experiment on March 6

Get ready for the booziest cook-off yet. Comment.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

24/7

The badass of Korean film — at BAM

Kim Jee-woon is a damaged filmmaker — but the Brooklyn Academy of Music means that in the best way possible. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Despicable duo

76th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Towns and county — Congressman seeks low-level party post to challenge Vito

Rep. Ed Towns has been at the top of Brooklyn’s political ladder for 28 years, but now he wants to go right back to the bottom — and perhaps deal a blow to Brooklyn Democratic Party boss Vito Lopez. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

Williamsburg

Humboldt horror master facing 16 counts in sex slave case

A Williamsburg man who cops say held a 27-year-old woman captive in his apartment as his “sex slave” for nine days was hit with on 16 rape counts on Friday — but his lawyer is claiming that the victim was a willing participant in the “mutually fulfilling relationship.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

This was a real potty crime

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

This thief was charged up

77th Precinct Comment.
Mill–Marine Courier

Thugs raid Bergen Beach home

Home invasion on U Comment.
Kings Courier

Man beaten for parking spot

Road rage attack Comment.
Flatbush

Talking trash

Call it a trash-22. Comment.
Flatbush

Pot head identified as Flatbush skull breaker

Nabbed for robbery Comment.
Canarsie

Cops close underground club — in someone’s home!

Underground party poopers Comment.
BoroBeat

Ready, set, shoot

Aspiring Kobe Bryants at the Brooklyn Sports Club discovered how its done in the big leagues when they challenged their mettle in a three-point shootout contest on Sunday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Missed recycling pickups trash Dahlgren Place

Dahlgren Place residents say holidays and snowstorms have cancelled their recycling pick-ups for over a month, and now the “green” garbage is blowing all around the neighborhood. Comment.
Borough-wide

Slice and dice on Fourth Ave

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Report: Boardwalk businesses saved!

Seven of the eight evicted Coney Island businesses may return to the Boardwalk for one more summer — but Shoot the Freak could be shut out of the deal. Comment.
Borough-wide

Council bike data bill will prove us right — foes <i>and</i> cycle supporters say

Friends and foes of bike lanes can’t wait for a new city bike-crash data law to take effect — because both sides think it will show they’re right. Comment.
Bay News

Masked vandals attack Gerritsen Avenue

Masked miscreants Comment.
Borough-wide

Ruffled feathers! Environmentalists, Walmart foes want to stop Four Sparrows shopping center

Mill Basin residents say the city’s plan to expand a shopping center built atop protected marshlands near the foot of Flatbush Avenue is not going to happen without a fight — and some argued it shouldn’t happen at all. Comment.
BoroBeat

Scouts go sled-to-sled in Coney for Klondike derby

Coney Island beach morphed into a winter runway for scouts on sleds who powered their lean, mean, homespun machines on Saturday for the Boy Scouts of America Brooklyn Council’s annual Klondike derby. Comment.
Flatbush

From greenest to grimiest

The Greenest Block in Brooklyn is being trashed by careless merchants and apartment dwellers, say those who are trying to keep the block beautiful. Comment.
Borough-wide

Wal-Marvelous

The local lawmakers vowing to replace the soon-to-be-shuttered Sheepshead Bay Pathmark with a new supermarket won’t give people the thing they want most: a Walmart. Comment.
Features

Bait-and-switch never tasted so good.

For those of you with a teenager in the house, the bait-and-switch tactic is not a new concept. In fact, most teens have been using this technique for so long, they’ve created an elaborate art form. It starts out with “I’m going to Ann’s house, OK?” You say, yes, you like Ann. Comment.
High School Sports

While league waits on decision, Nazareth suspends girls hoops coach

JOSEPH STASZEWSKI Comment.
High School Sports

Loughlin leaves opportunity on table in Molloy loss

Kasim Alston wasn’t a happy man for just about the whole game. The Bishop Loughlin coach, who’s usually vocal and active on the sidelines, took a seat in the third quarter out of sheer frustration. Comment.
Features

Stan cleans out his pockets

Every two weeks, when I pick up my clothing from the dry cleaners, I get a dirty look from the gal behind the counter. I don’t like her.She staples those little numbered tags right inside the crotch of my pants but never closes that staple tight. Ouch! Comment.
Features

Journalists also make the ultimate sacrifice

Their abuses and bloodshed are mapped in treacherous trails around the world. Their crime? Getting the word out. Comment.
Borough-wide

Don’t bring the noise!

It’ll be sleepless in Canarsie if John F. Kennedy Airport goes through with plans to add three more runways and up to 70 flights per hour. Comment.
24/7

The badass of Korean film — at BAM

Kim Jee-woon is one severely damaged filmmaker — but the Brooklyn Academy of Music means that in the best way possible. Comment.
Borough-wide

Sheepshead Bay Pathmark to close

The Pathmark on Nostrand Avenue is going out of business, and Sheepshead Bay residents are going out of their minds. Comment.
Borough-wide

Runway rumble

Environmental activists say a proposal to fill in an area roughly two-and-a-half times the size of Governors Island off the coast of John F. Kennedy Airport to build new runways in protected Jamaica Bay would be damaging to sea life, hurt the local fishing industry, and have repercussions as far away as Floyd Bennett Field. Comment.

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