A select few of Brooklyn’s City Council candidates competing to replace no fewer than eight term-limited lame ducks in November have been singled out by a group of real estate big wigs to receive tens of thousands of dollars of support completely outside the city’s campaign finance regime — and it’s enough to make even the beneficiaries blush. Comments (4).
What better way to cap off the summer than with an outdoor display of everything Williamsburg is famous for: local bands, local cinema, and local food from local vendors — all in the nabe’s newest local park. Comment.
Members of Community Board 18 might find themselves convening in a parking lot when they resume their monthly meetings following the summer recess, after the Mayor’s Office unilaterally decided to lend CB18’s Bergen Avenue meeting room to a federal program that helps people rebuild their storm-damaged homes and businesses. Comments (1).
It comes as no surprise that Pinebox Rock Shop, Bushwick’s diveiest bar that serves only vegan drinks, is also the Big Buck Hunter capital of New York — racking up 285 more games in a month than its closest competition. Comment.
Huey Lewis and the News performed in Coney on Thursday, entertaining the crowd with hits off the album “The Heart of Rock and Roll,” and the well-known song from the ’80s hit “Back To The Future.” Comments (2).
Stephen Edwards has been fired as Thomas Jefferson High School’s head football coach after six seasons because of a weight room accident back in March, and the move may prevent the Orange Wave from fielding a true varsity team this season. Comments (5).
Bishop Loughlin guards Khadeen Carrington and Mike Williams did the grunt work at the Nike Tournament of Champions, sparking their New York City boy’s hoops team back from a 21-point halftime deficit, while Abraham Lincoln star Isaiah Whitehead struggled to find his scoring stroke. Comment.
Korean Christians staged a free exhibition of cultural performances in front of a mostly Jewish audience at the Kings Bay Y on Wednesday, in a show that expressed the ethnic and religious group’s solidarity with people of the other faith and their support of Israel’s struggle to maintain its sovereign hold on the Holy Land. Comment.
Straphangers commuting along the R in Brooklyn are enjoying quicker trips and brighter, cleaner, more modern trains thanks to the closure of the line’s link to Manhattan — but it won’t last, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Comments (1).
The Aug. 14 debate between District Attorney Charles Hynes and challenger Ken Thompson at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn Heights turned into a Pier 6 brawl, with both candidates landing nasty, below-the-belt blows. It was hard to pick a winner, so instead we picked the top 10 hits of the night. Comment.