Thousands defied last Friday’s heat and came out for the first of four “Summer Strolls” — a street fair that kicked the cars off Third Avenue and transformed a stretch of the thoroughfare between 80th and 90th streets into a European-style pedestrian plaza. Comment.
One couple in Gerritsen Beach has taken it upon themselves to redefine what a shared driveway means by claiming “their half” for storing garbage and junk, thus blocking any kind of traffic — and making their neighbor’s life a living hell. Comments (61).
Medgar Evers is losing one of the nation’s top track and field athletes in the country in Kadecia Baird. Luckily, as the Nebraska-bound sprinter exits, a new star has emerged, in rising sophomore Shayla Broughton. Comment.
A hapless owner’s vain attempts to coo down his three-month-old tropical bird from 18 hours in a tree Saturday evening ended with a call to the New York’s Bravest, who valiantly retrieved the wayward fowl the next day. Comment.
The Aviator Sports and Events Center played host to the first-ever NYC Tomato Battle on Saturday, where dozens of paying contestants drove from far and wide to pummel each other with ripe, red missiles plucked from a massive stockpile of tomatoes. Comments (1).
Retreating floodwaters from superstorm Sandy created underground air pockets just waiting to become sinkholes beneath streets, buildings and backyards across Southern Brooklyn, and most people aren’t aware of the danger under their feet, say local architects and companies specializing in subterranean scans. Comment.
Construction on a Sheepshead Bay substance-abuse treatment center was halted after Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz and Community Board 15 chairwoman Theresa Scavo took state officials to task for approving the rehab facility to locate in an apartment building on E. 21st Street filled with children. Comment.