Williamsburg’s Democratic district leader fight was too close to call on Thursday night thanks in part to Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the embattled party boss who political insiders say got Northern Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities to come out in droves and vote for Chris Olechowski, the candidate he hand-picked to take out one-term incumbent — and longtime Lopez critic — Lincoln Restler. Comments (5).
Councilman Mike Nelson is poised to lose his grip on Manhattan Beach, according to city officials remapping Brooklyn’s council districts — and residents of the tony community say they can’t wait to see the legislator go. Comment.
An ex-presidential candidate who most people think is homeless has launched a campaign to clean up Plumb Beach as he wiles away his afternoons in a makeshift tent replete with a beach chair, sun umbrella, and a small grill. Comments (3).
A car struck a cyclist and smashed through a wooden fence surrounding a Coney Island Avenue construction site before plummeting into a 30-foot deep ditch, said rescuers who are amazed that the woman survived. Comment.
A hero city bus driver who seriously injured his hand grabbing a 7-year-old girl from a fall in Coney Island this summer and can no longer make ends meet is getting a helping hand from big-hearted internet users. Comment.
There isn’t enough room in Coney Island for two big wheels, the owners of the landmarked Deno’s Wonder Wheel said this week as they lashed out against some thrill seekers’ plans to bring a new 600-foot observation disk to the People’s Playground. Comments (1).
A last ditch strike against plans to turn Brooklyn’s largest kingpin haven into a massive housing complex ended in a gutter ball on Monday night as a community panel took its first steps toward making the large-scale project a reality. Comments (1).
Two runs surrendered in the first inning ended the Cyclones’ 2012 season on Monday as the Hudson Valley Renegades shutout Brooklyn’s boys of summer in a playoff clincher to determine who would go on to the New York-Penn League championships. Comment.
Amnesia is living up to its name, say community leaders who claim that owners of the Bay Ridge Brazilian steakhouse accused of bringing pounding music, rowdy customers, and illegally parked cars to Fourth Avenue has forgotten the terms of the deal they hammered out earlier this year to get their liquor license renewed. Comment.
Saint Patrick’s Day parade revelers will be sportin’ the green on Third Avenue instead of Fifth Avenue next year as march organizers follow a new route set by the annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade. Comments (8).
Repair work on the 92nd Street sinkhole is causing stinky floods and taking up cherished parking spots, blasted furious residents who are demanding that construction on Bay Ridge’s not-so-grand canyon be completed as soon as possible. Comments (2).
A poor showing by the Cyclones pitching staff helped the Hudson Valley Renegades rout Brooklyn’s boys of summer in the second day of post-season play — jeopardizing the Coney Island squad’s shot at a New York-Penn League crown. Comment.