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Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008

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Hooligans caught on tape

Thanks to a carefully placed surveillance camera, cops have perfect pictures of three fresh-faced hooligans wanted for breaking into a Sheepshead Bay law firm last week. Comment.
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NOT FOR NUTHIN’ - No John, Paul, George or Ringo, but Bros. are fab

Taking our daughter to the Jonas Brothers concert this past weekend transported me back 43 years to an August day in 1965 — when I was a tween, and was screaming, crying and jumping up and down in response to the band. But instead of listening to three boys from Wyckoff New Jersey, my hysteria was directed at four fabulous lads from Liverpool, namely John, Paul, George and Ringo. Comment.
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A BRITISHER’S VIEW - Gitmo defense wrong about the rights of thugs

Allowing suspected al-Qaeda terrorist Salim Ahmed Hamdan to speak with his wife by phone from Guantanamo Bay – plus providing him with reading material and fish sandwiches – seems a pretty friendly way of getting him to spill the beans about Osama bin Laden. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

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68th Street clears traffic for games

The spirit of summer had neighbors jumping with joy as they bonded over block party festivities in Bay Ridge. Comment.
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Tell the DOE how to spend your dough

Parents: you can tell the city Department of Education (DOE) how to spend $63 million. Comment.
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Summer is sensational for 81st Street neighbors

Bay Ridge bopped as block party fever seized homeowners along 81st Street. Comment.
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Same old song at the polls - Candidates offer voters few new choices

It doesn’t appear that this year’s big political shake-up in Albany is going to trickle down to its representatives in Kings County. Comment.
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New home debut - Group residence to hit Ave. T

A home for women with “personal troubles” will open inside a vacant convent across the street from a Gravesend church, this paper has learned. Comment.
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Medieval Times

Baseball fans are welcomed to the Isle of Coney (that’s Coney Island) in the Kingdom of the Brooklyn Cyclones for Medieval Times Night, August 4 at 7 p.m. Comment.
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Home sales take a dive - Report finds property sales drop dramatically

Reflecting a troubled economy, the sales of residential properties borough-wide dropped nearly 44 percent this quarter compared to the prior year’s quarter, according to a recently released study. Comment.
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Hatin’ on big Bill’s endorsements

City Council member Bill de Blasio may yet wind up succeeding term-limited Marty Markowitz as borough president, but the race won’t be a Sunday walk in Prospect Park. Comment.
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Filthy and dangerous - Alarm over BK senior centers

Lack of city oversight has rendered some senior centers not only shamefully filthy, but also dangerous, an audit revealed last week. Comment.
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Farmhouse free Thursdays

Bring a blanket, pack a picnic dinner, and have some fun during the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum’s free Thursday evening events, now to August 28 from 5-7 p.m. There will be lots of hot colonial cooking and games, so relax while gardening and re-discover the oldest structure in New York City. Comment.
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Express route to Sundance

A documentary starring Brooklyn tunnel maven Bob Diamond is already attracting robust attention from top cable channels, the film’s co-producer told this paper this week. Comment.
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Dog days of summer are cooler in the park

Here’s a listing of what’s on tap at Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s favorite greenspace, this month. Comment.
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Calling all MDs: help save Jewel

You wouldn’t think anything was wrong with little Jewel Sulker when you first meet her, but her mother and a state senator have been desperately scrambling to save her life. Comment.
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BIG SCREECHER - The return of the robber barons

The worse part of this column is that everything in it is true. I’m sure that all of you have credit cards, and will agree with me that the worst ones to deal with are the ones from of our biggest banks. Chase, NA and Bank of America I find are the most ruthless to their customers. Forget the illegal usurers. They are nothing compared to the unbelievable legal antics of these giant banks — the very same banks spending fortunes on advertising to get you to open an account. Comment.
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Big boost to new amphitheater

Borough President Marty Markowitz brought home nearly $90 million worth of bacon in capital funding from the fiscal year 2009 city budget, according to borough hall documents. Comment.
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Beer boys brew up a big move - Brooklyn Brewery looks to expand

The borough’s hometown brewery squeaked and now it appears the city is applying some grease. Comment.
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A ‘Real World’ switcheroo in Brooklyn - MTV buzz is they’ll move locale of next season’s house

All the hype about MTV’s “The Real World” coming to Red Hook may not be so real. Comment.
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A ‘colossal’ job for Cadman Plaza park cleaners

City conservators undertook the tall task of preserving a pair of heralded sculptures at Cadman Plaza Park with painstaking detail as part of a restoration program to reclaim the handsome limestone statues from the ravages of time. Comment.
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A prescription for success

Brooklyn College is nurturing some of the brightest minds in the borough. Comment.
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A few more bucks - Council chips in for schools

Brooklyn public schools are thousands of dollars richer. Comment.
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A break for troops

City employees called to serve in Afghanistan or Iraq will now receive a little more financial security thanks to a recently signed state law. Comment.
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‘United’ effort in Coney Island

Clarity and unity might be two things in short supply in Coney Island this week as yet anther grassroots organization has emerged to take on the city’s redevelopment plans. Comment.
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‘Spike’ answers the call - 70’s television inspires LICH paramedic’s career

As part of its 150th celebration, LICH is profiling some of the individuals who make the hospital a great community resource. Comment.
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‘Real World’ switcheroo - MTV producers mix up Brooklyn locals

All the hype about MTV’s “The Real World” coming to Red Hook may not be so real. Comment.
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Wellness Day

The Brooklyn College Student Center has partnered with the New York Presbyterian Community Health Plan to hold a Family Wellness Day for the Flatbush community, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center building, Campus Road and East 27th Street. Comment.
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Very unsafe surf - Questions about lifeguards

Last weekend’s tragic drowning in Coney Island has raised concerns about the number of lifeguards supervising local beaches. Comment.
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Tell Community Board 13 what to do

Coney Island residents — now’s your chance to make your voices heard. Comment.
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Support group

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free support group for mothers and their newborns (from birth to three months old), the Breast Feeding Support Group. A certified lactation consultant leads the group. Comment.
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Seaview avenue gets a top-notch cleanup

After receiving several complaints from South Canarsie residents concerning the condition of the median along Seaview Avenue, Assemblyman Alan Maisel contacted Brooklyn Parks officials to ask for a cleanup. Comment.
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Randazzo’s rated number 1

Eat your heart out, Eric Ripert. Comment.
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Public hearing

Community Education Council 20 will hold a public hearing open to anyone interested in learning about the proposed charter school application for Brooklyn Dreams Charter School, August 6 from 7-9 p.m. at 415 89th Street, Fourth Floor Conference Room. Comment.
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Park workshop for kids

Now the kids are getting into the act. Comment.
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One ‘colossal’ cleanup in Brooklyn

City conservators undertook the tall task of preserving a pair of heralded sculptures at Cadman Plaza Park with painstaking detail as part of a restoration program to reclaim the handsome limestone statues from the ravages of time. Comment.
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Nurse finds politics rough - Challenger for female leadership post finds it tough going

An insurgent candidate for the 46th Assembly District’s female leader slot is finding out just how hard it is to buck the Democratic machine in southern Brooklyn. Comment.
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Museum president is the ‘Heart of Brooklyn’

Heart of Brooklyn (HOB), a partnership of six leading cultural institutions in central Brooklyn, welcomes Carol Enseki as its newest board president. Enseki is a founding Heart of Brooklyn board member, and the long-standing president of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue at St. Mark’s Avenue. Comment.
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Mom support

This fall, Brooklyn Women’s Services will begin an ongoing Parenting Support Group for Mothers, which will offer support and teach skills needed to parent effectively while looking at how our own experience as children impacts our parenting styles. Comment.
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Missing bus stop mystery continues - DOT unclear on where removal plea originated

The bus stop at Ocean Avenue and Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach has been gone for almost three years now, but questions are lingering this week about who exactly requested the removal. Comment.
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Little Jewel’s challenge - Top docs needed to help save child

You wouldn’t think anything was wrong with little Jewel Sulker when you first meet her, but her mother and a state senator have been desperately scrambling to save her life. Comment.
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It was a life-size Hot Wheels

Sheepshead Bay firefighters were dispatched to Bragg Street near Avenue V recently after a red SUV got really red, and smoky. Witnesses said that the car was rolling down the street Monday when a small blaze – possibly sparked by an electrical short – erupted behind the dashboard. Alerted by the smoke, the driver pulled the car over. Both he and his passenger pulled the car over as they called for FDNY support. No injuries were reported. Comment.
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Hooligans caught on tape

Thanks to a carefully placed surveillance camera, cops have perfect pictures of three fresh-faced hooligans wanted for breaking into a Sheepshead Bay law firm last week. Comment.
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Hiroshima Day observance

Hiroshima Day, August 6, observed in many parts of the world with special vigils and peace marches, is held to commemorate the dropping of the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Comment.
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Help subsidize your Park Slope pals

It pays to live in Park Slope. Comment.
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Hearing on ‘Brooklyn Dreams’

Parents have a chance to determine the future of their children’s schools. Comment.
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Educational Tour

Intermediate School 285-Meyer Levin’s Dream Team will hold a car wash/fundraising event in support of Meyer Levin’s “Educational Tour,” the school’s study abroad program. Comment.
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Celebrate doggie freedom

FIDO in Prospect Park invites pet owners and pet lovers to the 10th anniversary of off-leash in Prospect Park from 7-9 a.m., August 2 in the Long Meadow below the Picnic House. Comment.
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Cabrini Mission president

Eugene R. McCormick has been selected as the new president and CEO of The Cabrini Mission Foundation (CMF). Comment.
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Brooklyn homes sales take a nosedive - Sale prices on the decline as well according to new real estate study

Reflecting a troubled economy, the sales of residential properties borough-wide dropped nearly 44 percent this quarter compared to the prior year’s quarter, according to a recently released study. Comment.
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Brewing up a new move - Brooklyn Brewery looks to expand in the borough

The borough’s hometown brewery squeaked and now it appears the city is applying some grease. Comment.
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Blow it out of your trunk!

A pampered pachyderm has a ton of fun getting the bath-time brush-off from a devoted handler as the gentle Goliath is primped for his close-up at the Cole Bros. Circus at Aviator Sports and Recreation, through August 3. For information, visit www.gotothecircus.com, or call 1 (800) 796-5672 (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Comment.
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Blogging and bullying - Developer feuds with authors of two local web sites

A simple case of bullying. Comment.
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Big money for big-time projects

Borough President Marty Markowitz brought home nearly $90 million worth of bacon in capital funding from the fiscal year 2009 city budget, according to borough hall documents. Comment.
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Barbequing comes with the badge...

Members of the 61st Precinct Community Council embraced the summer season last week with a special barbecue at the Bainbridge Center. Comment.
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A freaky National Night Out Against Crime

The National Night Out Against Crime celebration in Coney Island is guaranteed to be the freakiest one on record. Comment.

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