Cyclones reliever Matthew Koch squandered a hard-fought one-run lead after a tight five-inning pitching duel, letting the Tri-City ValleyCats defeat Brooklyn’s boys of summer for the second game in a row. Comment.
The Carmine Carro Field House is currently $11.5 million over budget, meaning that even with its high-tech geothermal heating and cooling system, it won’t save the city a dime until 2316, give or take a few months. Comments (8).
Dollar van drivers who zip up and down Flatbush Avenue between Downtown and Mill Basin say they want to horn in on the city’s controversial plan to give livery cabs the right to accept street hails — but claim that the Taxi and Limousine Commission is thwarting their attempts to legitimize their illegal, yet accepted, practice of occassionally picking up customers who flag them down at bus stops. Comments (7).
Bay Ridge residents are lashing out against Xaverian High School for taking away several precious parking spots near 71st Street and Shore Road to put in a loading zone for school buses, but the Catholic high school’s president said the street changes came from a higher power — the city of New York. Comments (2).
Bay Ridge residents living next to a derelict 83rd Street property are demanding the city help them end a five-year invasion of vermin and ne’er-do-well teens — and to prevent what they fear could become another Ovington Avenue-style collapse. Comment.
Five months after Animal Care and Control sprung them from a darkened, garbage-filled, flea-infested home, 23 Shetland sheepdogs are now free to be adopted by loving families, animal rescuers say. Comments (2).
The internet fund-raising darling Kickstarter will leave Manhattan for new offices in an old pencil factory in Greenpoint — marking the biggest coup for North Brooklyn’s burgeoning tech community so far. Comment.
Civic leaders outraged over the anti-Semitic graffiti left in Holocaust Memorial Park say they want to wire up the memorial with 24-hour surveillance cameras to keep an eye on people going in and out of the sanctuary dedicated to Nazi concentration camp victims. Comments (1).
Residents came out in droves to celebrate Family Day on Aug. 11, enjoying games, food, and a few surprises in Paerdegat Park. State Sen. John Sampson’s tumble while racing Assemblyman Nick Perry was a surprise bonus, celebrants said. Comment.
Family and friends of Jonathan DeMarco held a surprise going-away party for a Marine Park 19-year-old who signed up to be a soldier. Check out our slideshow for all the heartwarming, patriotic tributes. Comments (5).
Assembly hopeful Ben Akselrod is railing against the construction of the Sheepshead Bay mosque — a hopeless battle political insiders say the former Community Board 15 district manager has no chance of turning around, but will help him pander to Southern Brooklyn conservatives looking to get rid of the Muslim house of worship. Comments (12).
Police sources claim that an off-duty detective assigned to the 63rd Precinct was shot in the shoulder by his girlfriend’s estranged husband on Friday night. Our pals at the New York Post have the story Comment.
Hansel Robles almost pitched a perfect game — and a trio of Vermont pitchers nearly combined for a no-hitter in what will be remembered as one of the greatest pitching duels ever to take place in short-season single A baseball. Comment.
Accused Brooklyn butcher Levi Aron confessed on Thursday to kidnapping, killing, and then dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky as he entered a guilty plea guaranteeing that he spends the next four decades in prison. Comment.