Monday, March 5, 2012

Fort Greene

Poetry pros

BAM hosts a “Grand Slam” poe-jam. Comment.
Williamsburg

This is one hot story!

An experimental play takes you on a booze cruise through a town suffering from a continual coal mine fire. Comments (1).

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine’s shocked by Con Ed’s behavior

This week, the Screecher lets off some steam about annoying public utilities. Comment.

Friday, March 2, 2012

DUMBO

Living single

A discussion about the rapid rise in young adults choosing to live the single life. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Media warriors ‘press’ on — until death

Reserve the highest honors for brave media members who dedicate their lives to uncovering the truth — sometimes paying the ultimate price. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Brute viciously attacks and robs woman on Third Avenue

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

Should charters rule our schools?

Success Charter Network, one of Mayor Bloomberg’s favorite charter school operators, hopes to expand rapidly in Brooklyn in the coming months. The charter’s founder, former Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, argues that her schools can improve the quality of primary education in neighborhoods with struggling public schools. But many parents say Success schools — and other charters — will undermine public schools in their neighborhoods and lessen parental influence over education citywide. We asked two major players in the controversy to chime in. Comment.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Midwood

Midwood residents: We don’t need a nightmare on Elm Avenue

The city wants to turn a small Midwood street into a pedestrian plaza, but some residents think the plan will cause nothing but headaches. Comments (8).
Meadows of Shame

Prospect Park bird habitat set ablaze

A group of teens set a patch of Prospect Park’s precious bird habitat on fire on Tuesday, according to witnesses and parks officials. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Parking plea! Dyker Heights demands two hour meters

Merchants want the same extended parking times Bay Ridge has. Comment.
Flatbush

Nazareth High School fights to stay open

Promised donations of more than $3 million have not come through, so students and faculty have taken it upon themselves to raise funds and keep the school afloat. Comment.
Borough-wide

Winged migration!

Ain’t no thing but a chicken wing! Comment.
Standing O

Red rover, red rover — there’s cancer support all over!

Standing O, Brooklyn’s biggest fan, is back and better than ever! Comment.
Bensonhurst

Mugging on 83rd Street

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

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Borough-wide

Holocaust couple blame temple for car vandalism

A couple who survived Nazi labor camps say mischief makers from a nearby synagogue attacked their ride. Comments (15).
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge board approves Third Ave. piazza — to stick it to ‘Brooklyn 11223’ girls

Organizers say that their Summer Stroll, unlike the Oxygen show about back-stabbing Brooklyn broads, will prove that Bay Ridge has culture. Comments (6).
Manhattan Beach

Debate cancelled! Hospitalized Fidler pulls out of Manhattan Beach showdown

The state senate hopeful promises to reschedule — once his doctor clears him for debate duty. Comments (7).
Borough-wide

Gunmen attack Bay Ridge man

A pair of thieves open fire on an Ovington Avenue resident, leaving him terrorized. Comment.
Marine Park

One hairy situation! Cops say they’ve arrested fake follicle bandit

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

Kings Plaza flips for wee Aviator acrobats

Young gymnasts and kickboxers showed off their skills at the Marine Park mall on Saturday. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s got her finger on the pulse of ABC

This week, our national affairs columnist breaks down the Oscars. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

Phil and Phil — Brooklyn’s orchestra teams up with a literary legend

‘Classical’ music in Brooklyn is anything but these days. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

Bay Ridge

Grimm blasted for taking pipeline money

Political watchdog groups say Rep. Michael Grimm (R–Bay Ridge) shouldn’t take donations from two companies that will grow rich off a natural gas pipeline he’s proposing, but the embattled pol doesn’t have a problem taking their cash, claiming that this is the way government is supposed to work. Comments (4).
Coney Island

Coney Island YMCA on track to open next fall

Neighborhood boosters gathered at Gargiulo’s last week to drum up excitement for the under-construction project. Comment.
Marine Park

Dog gone it! Yorkie theft leaves Puppy Paradise in a ‘ruff’ spot

The owner of the Flatbush Avenue pet store may have to close if the $1,400 pup yanked from his shop isn’t returned. Comments (4).
Speak Out

Lou: The Gowanus Expressway was a mistake

This week, America’s oldest continuously published columnist rails against America’s worst highway. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

Bay Ridge

Forbidden moves! Ridge board wants to bar dancing at controversial club

Community Board 10 has just one thing to say about Club Amnesia’s request for a cabaret licence — fugghetaboutit! Comments (10).
Fort Greene

Dancers make their ‘Mark’ on BAM

The Mark Morris Dance Group comes to Brooklyn for a dual performance set to two beloved pieces of music. Comment.
Link

In case you missed it...Grimm fought to keep convicted Brooklyn developer out of jail

The New York Daily News reports that Rep. Michael Grimm (R–Bay Ridge) asked a judge to be lenient when sentencing Thomas Kontogiannis, a convicted criminal the congressman had dealings with during his time in the FBI. It’s one of many questionable decisions the embattled pol has been accused of making this month. Check it out! Comment.
Mill Basin

Sunday slug-fest! Aviators take out Danville in bloody 4–2 bout

The scrappy Brooklyn squad shed their gloves and ripped into the Dashers three times before skating off with another victory. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on the good, bad, and ugly of technology

This week, our columnist talks about some of his favorite — and least favorite — inventions. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012

Letters

Our letter writers hate Joanna DelBuono

Once again, retired teachers are lashing out against our Not for Nuthin’ columnist. Comments (4).
Mill Basin

Aviators hobble Dashers in 8–3 rout

Brooklyn’s boys of winter snag their second straight victory. It was against the worst team in the Federal Hockey League, but a win is a win! Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

Brighton Beach

Teen dies in massive Brighton Beach fire

A second victim of the afternoon blaze was left with serious injuries, an FDNY spokesman said. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach cat lady: I want to keep my 45 kitties!

A Brighton Beach woman will be kicked out of her home if she doesn’t whittle her pride down to two cats. Comments (16).
Gravesend

Elderly woman in critical condition following ‘hoarder’ fire

A woman was left with life threatening injuries following the Thursday afternoon blaze. Comments (1).
Mill Basin

Victory at last! A’s defeat Akwesasne, 7–1

The Brooklyn Aviators snap their four-game losing skid with a victory over the Warriors. Comment.
Link

Fidler’s in the hospital!

The Politcker reports that Councilman Lew Fidler, who is facing a nasty state senate race against GOP challenger David Storobin, was admitted to the hospital after suffering a severe allergic reaction to his gout medication. Check it out! Comment.

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