Thursday, April 5, 2012

Canarsie

‘Hot sheet’ hangup

Residents fear that a new hotel coming to Canarsie will rent by the hour. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Coming attractions: Barclays battles MSG for big gigs

The soon-to-open Barclays Center snagged the Golden Gloves amateur boxing finals from Madison Square Garden, dealing its world-famous rival in Manhattan a big blow in the budding rivalry between the two high-profile arenas. Comment.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Carroll Gardens

Yes, that’s a cake that looks like a cheeseburger

Barbeque-lovin’ vegetarians don’t have to pass on this cheeseburger. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Food cart fracas: Dispute over Halal cart ends in injuries

A dispute over a plan to prevent a licensed food vendor from selling gyros on Fifth Avenue has boiled over, and a Bay Ridge bar owner was injured as a result, witnesses claim. Comments (1).
Greenwood Heights

Brooklyn now has a hip hop hotel

Hotel, motel, Holiday Innnnnnnn? Comment.
Borough-wide

So that’s why law offices are lined with old legal books

It’s the spirits of the law, not the letter of the law. Comment.
Borough-wide

Fans of quirky writing: This expo is for you!

It’s Zion for zine readers. Comment.
Coney Island

Belt buckle attack in Brighton Beach

A whipping on Brighton Beach Avenue leads this week’s 60th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Letters

Atheist billboard protected by First Amendment

Our readers spout off about the Constitution, cats, and Rush Limbaugh! Comment.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Big Screecher

How do you throw a successful party? Make sure there is great food!

This week, the Screecher gives you the lowdown on the scrumptious food that was available during the cocktail hour at his Community Council’s annual gala Comment.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Kensington

Fare play: ‘Occupy’ ruse gives commuters free subway rides

Brooklyn straphangers got free rides on Wednesday morning courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority — or so they thought. Comment.
Mill Basin

Kings Plaza holds ‘EggStravaganza’

It was Easter fun for the whole family at Kings Plaza on March 24, when kids received gift certificates, prizes, and even a visit from the big bunny himself. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Happy April Fools Day from the MTA!

We have only one explanation for the G train not running, the C line being derailed, and the Coney Island-bound F ending its run at Jay Street-MetroTech this weekend: the MTA is playing a cruel, cruel April Fools joke on commuters. Your move, Brooklyn. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Man becomes ‘bird’ at Floyd Bennett Field

The place where Wiley Hardeman Post became the first man to fly solo around the globe is set to launch another record on April 1 — with the world’s first human-powered flight. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Creepy bicyclist snatches girl’s necklace

The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bay Ridge

Boozy reprieve: Violence-scarred karaoke bar keeps liquor license

The state gave Crown KTV a second chance — but the stay of execution cost the business $37,000. Comment.
24/7

Ax-travaganza! Guitar show will rock Williamsburg

It’s the one event that brings together all of Williamsburg’s guitar aficionados — those who actually play guitar and those who just carry them around because they look cool. Comment.
Midwood

Plaza pushback in Midwood!

Supporters of the city’s plan for Elm Avenue say plaza critics are nothing but sticks in the mud. Comments (1).
Standing O

Hip, Hip Hooray!

Students and teachers give Brooklyn a boost. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Casa Calamari rises from the ashes

Bay Ridge’s Casa Calamari opened it’s doors again last Thursday, five months after the restaurant’s future seemed to have gone up in smoke. In fact, thanks to owner Leo Lykourezos’s renovations, more doors are open at the popular foccacceria, seafood, and pizza spot than ever before. Comments (1).
Bensonhurst

Crooks fool senior and rob home

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Parcel pinchers! Mail sorters indicted for allegedly lightening their loads

The arrest leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Vietnam vets get their due

Vietnam vets finally receive recognition for their service to the country during the third annual Vietnam Veterans’ Day at Ft. Hamilton Army Base on March 23. Comment.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bay Ridge

Seven seniors injured in Ridge bus crash

A high-speed police chase ends in a horrific car accident on Colonial Road. Comment.
Mill Basin

Aviators close to hanging up sticks

Wanna buy a hockey team? Comments (9).
Ditmas Park

City lets go of 85-year-old park volunteer — for following the rules!

Leroy Harris says new Ditmas Park parents had him booted from his volunteer job because they didn’t want him enforcing a rule he’s followed for nearly twenty years, but parents are overjoyed at Harris’s dismissal, claiming the surly octogenarian often shouted at them and their children. Comment.
Coney Island

Sun to help operate Coney Island ride

The Wonder Wheel is going solar! Comment.
Link

In case you missed it: City says new entrance to Coney will shine

The city wants to spend $11 million to create a new entrance to the People’s Playground on West 11th Street. Our pals at the New York Post has the story. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Golden acquitted without putting on a case

State Sen. Marty Golden’s nephew and four others were facing more than three years apiece for their role in the Kettle Black bar brawl. But the defense only put up one witness before resting their case. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

At any rate? How about the rate I agreed to?

This week, our columnist takes issue with her communications provider. Comments (1).
Marine Park

Knife-toting villain robs woman

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bensonhurst

NYPD: Help us solve cabbie robbery

Police have identified a man they say will shed some light on a cabbie robbery on 21st Avenue. Comment.
Flatbush

Carmaggedon!

Auto-body shops are turning a Ditmas Park’s Coney Island Avenue into a gridlocked nightmare, outraged residents say. Comment.
Borough-wide

Last bump: Coney Auto Skooter may shut down by summer’s end

This may be your last summer to bump your a-- off in Coney Island. Comment.
BoroBeat

Bay Ridge St. Pat’s Day Parade had Irish eyes smilin’

That other St. Patrick’s Day Parade had revelers putting their best foot forward in Bay Ridge. See our slideshow for photos of all the fun. Comment.
Midwood

This play is all in the family

Steve Solomon is returning home to Brooklyn, and he’s bringing his beloved bubbe, his stuttering cousin Bob, and his therapist cousin Sal with him. Comment.
BoroBeat

Annual awards laud notable Brooklynites

The Bensonhurst West End Community Council honored a stellar group at its annual fete. See our slideshow for all the honorees. Comment.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ditmas Park

Coffee the Train Man arrested!

Cops hauled away the Cortelyou Road Q train fixture on Thursday morning, leaving commuters who rely on his countdown clock clueless. Comment.
BoroBeat

Lt. Dan actor will rock out in Brooklyn

Gary Sinise, known for his role in “Forrest Gump,” will perform with his Lt. Dan Band to raise money for a Brooklyn-born vet. Comment.
Bay Ridge

State: Last call for notorious Ridge karaoke club

The State Liquor Authority may revoke the violence-plagued Crown KTV’s liquor licence this week, an agency spokesman says. Comments (1).
Link

In case you missed it: Golden’s nephew acquitted

A jury didn’t find Daniel Golden, Republican state Sen. Marty Golden’s nephew, guilty of participating in a bloody brawl at the Kettle Black bar in Bay Ridge that left a cop and a firefighter seriously injured. Our pals at the New York Post have the story. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Graft in Chicago? Who would of thunk it? Oh, everybody

This week, our columnist does some research, and learns how its done the Chicago Way. Comments (1).

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Storobin leads Fidler after recount

Republican rookie David Storobin is clinging to a 143-vote lead over Councilman Lew Fidler (D–Marine Park) in the hard-fought race to replace disgraced former state Sen. Carl Kruger, according to the results of a recount on Wednesday. Comment.
Features

Sign of the times?

Williamsburg’s Orthodox Jewish community railed against a plan to install a billboard in the neighborhood that questions the Jewish faith in both English and Hebrew. Hasidic leaders called the billboard inappropriate and cheered when a landlord stopped the sign from going up on his building — forcing it to be moved to Greenpoint. The atheist group behind the controversial advertisement claims the billboard wasn’t meant to be an insult to anyone, but instead was intended to remind atheists living in Williamsburg that others share their views. We asked two leaders embroiled in this fight to give us their thoughts: Comment.
Bay Ridge

Mary had a little lamb — until Bay Ridge vandals decapitated it

A band of blasphemers desecrated religious statues on the monastery grounds of Visitation Academy in Bay Ridge, even going so far as to behead the likeness of a helpless lamb. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Food cart gets benched: Street seats block street meats in Bay Ridge

A controversial Bay Ridge food cart is fighting for its life — and its location — after someone installed a pair of metal benches in its usual spot on Fifth Avenue near 86th Street on Thursday. Comments (10).
Weekend Watch

Don’t go off the rails on these crazy trains!

Things are pretty screwed up on the rails this weekend. Thank heavens it’s bicycle weather! Comment.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bay Ridge

U.S. Secret Service agents raid Bay Ridge apartment

President Obama’s bodyguards say the Ridge Boulevard man they arrested last week was making fake credit cards, but the man’s rattled neighbors think he was doing something much worse. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Anglers pulling illegal fishing scheme in Prospect Park

Lawless anglers are up to something fishy again in Prospect Park: stashing illegal tools to facilitate an elaborate fish-smuggling operation, wildlife lovers claim. Comment.

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