Bay News & Brooklyn Graphic

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

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Lazy river too much work

Every morning at the Monte Carlo’s pool entrance, there are hundreds of guests waiting for the pool to open. The pool area is gorgeous with four pools. Guests line up to get poolside lounge chairs that have mats, although the other lounge chairs are just as comfortable. Where you want to sit in the shade of the palm trees or for the sun worshippers facing the sun is another factor; having the ability to rotate your lounge facing the sun. It had to be near the steps of the pool for me. Comment.
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Circus keeps youngsters on the job

It’s the ultimate summer job: running away and joining the circus. Comment.
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Pizzeria owner hot over fines

Tell me, are you feeling lucky with your garbage? Comment.
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Not monkeying around

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
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Chancellor tours SUNY Downstate

Nancy L. Zimpher, PhD, the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York, the nation’s largest comprehensive public university system with some 440,000 students, spent nearly a full day touring the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, meeting with a diverse cross-section of its staff, as well as with the elected officials and community leaders which the institution serves. Comment.
BoroBeat

Galapo playground boost

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein provided the NYC Parks Department with state funding to hire a playground associate, who would provide enhanced on-site staffing and implement free sports, arts & crafts, educational programs and for neighbor children at Galapo Playground, Bedford Avenue at Avenue V inthe Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn. Comment.
BoroBeat

Cleaning up for Camp Brooklyn

Real estate office Compass Realty Central participated in a charity car wash in Bensonhurst to support Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz’s Camp Brooklyn, which arranges fully-paid two-week stays at sleep-away camps for Brooklyn children who can’t afford to camp. Comment.
BoroBeat

72nd Street has all the%A0 ingredients for fun

Summertime smiles could be found all over 72nd Street as residents celebrated yet another fun-filled block party. Comment.
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Condo for sale: Asking $25 Million

Say brother, can you spare $25 million? Comment.
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Dreamland ‘locked out’ as rent’s owed

“This summer will be the best we have had in decades.” Comment.
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Fun in the sun this summer

If the rain has kept you away from The Coney Island BOOM A RING this summer, if you haven’t feasted on the smorgasbord of entertainment that Coney Island has to offer, why not consider these 10 must-do activities — but hurry: Labor Day is right around the corner. Comment.
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Locked in, and only one way out

Cops told an elderly woman to jump over a chest-high fence lining Manhattan Beach on a recent Sunday after she and her family were locked inside following a seaside birthday party for the 81-year-old, critics charged. Comment.
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Support eroding for Yassky comptroller run

City Comptroller candidate David Yassky is finding that his failed race for Congress is beginning to erode political support in his home borough. Comment.
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Park Leaf awarded

Assistant Parks Commissioner Edward Lewis presented AssemblymanWilliam Colton with its distinguished Park Leaf Award recognizing his sponsoring of the supervised summer recreation program and play activities run by the Parks Department Play Associate at Dreier Offerman Park. These activities include sports, board games, arts and crafts water games and more. Comment.
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Owner: fines are garbage

Tell me, are you feeling lucky with your garbage? Comment.
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Bloomie: city Coney deal close

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
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Brooklyn is shipwrecked!

Like the Roman naval Battle of Actium in 31 BC, where a fleet of mobile Octavian vessels sacked Mark Anthony’s artillery, thus beginning the Roman Empire, the Brooklyn Museum’s battleship was boarded and turned over in minutes by their Queens rivals in an epic and chaotic conflict on the shores of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.
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Brooklyn Politics

Political observers and campaign staffers are still talking about Senator Chuck Schumer’s endorsement of Steve Levin for City Council in the 33rd District, and the timing of Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-Upper East Side, Queens) announcement that she would not challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) in a Democratic primary next year. Comment.
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Spotlight on Bklyn ‘home wreckers’

Several dozen members from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) gathered outside a Midwood dwelling last week to spotlight mortgage lenders not adjusting loans under a federal program to help homeowners stave off foreclosures. Comment.
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Updated facilities for budding athletes

Thanks to the $287,000 state grant secured by Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, children, seniors and adults that utilize the facilities of the Kings Bay YM-YWHA on a daily basis, can now enjoy newly renovated and handicap accessible locker rooms and bathrooms. Comment.
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Opossum not left hanging

What do you get when a radioactive spider bites a opossum? Comment.
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Your guide to local meetings

The following is a list of local community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, newspaper at 718-260-2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time; however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment.
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Avella: ‘revolution starts now’ for local input%A0

Calling for the ouster of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council member Tony Avella faced reporters from the Community Newspaper Group last week to make his case for being the next mayor. Comment.
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Higher hopes and outstanding students

The 54 graduating seniors at Brooklyn elementary, intermediate and high schools who were the recipients of Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer’s Higher Hopes Awards have one thing in common: All of them have demonstrated significant improvement in academic achievement throughout their school years, or succeeded in spite of adverse conditions. Comment.
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Hey Mike, why the mess?

That was the question many had recently when hundreds of Mayor Michael Bloomberg campaign placards were found strewn about Coney Island Avenue. Comment.
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Meet the Brooklyn gal who became “Thelma”

It’s okay if you call Bern Nadette Stanis “Thelma.” Comment.
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Former Loughlin star not giving%A0 up on the game %A0

Danielle Chambers was supposed to be home for just a short time, but ended up staying much longer. The former St. John’s University star flew back to Brooklyn from Spain to train before heading to Turkey to play basketball professionally in November 2007. Comment.
BoroBeat

Block party fun on 72nd St

Summertime smiles could be found all over 72nd Street as residents celebrated yet another fun-filled block party. Comment.
BoroBeat

Boost for Galapo playground in S’head bay

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein provided the NYC Parks Department with state funding to hire a playground associate, who would provide enhanced on-site staffing and implement free sports, arts & crafts, educational programs and for neighbor children at Galapo Playground, Bedford Avenue at Avenue V inthe Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn. Comment.
BoroBeat

Cleaning up for marty’s camp Brooklyn

Real estate office Compass Realty Central participated in a charity car wash in Bensonhurst to support Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz’s Camp Brooklyn, which arranges fully-paid two-week stays at sleep-away camps for Brooklyn children who can’t afford to camp. Comment.
BoroBeat

School’s a carnival at PS811K

Fun and festivity echoed throughout the PS 811K’s school yard as students enrolled in the Connie Leakas School kicked off their first annual carnival. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sportsmed scholarships

Six college-bound students received a financial boost when Metro SportsMed presented them with scholarships for their higher education during a ceremony at KeySpan Park. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

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Living it up in Vegas version of Monte Carlo

Vegas’ Monte Carlo More Elegant, More Fun than Monaco’s Comment.
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Stranger Mike hoodwinks all NYC voters

Somewhere in holy transcripts it states, “He came to us as a stranger and we took him in...” But here in NYC, Mike Bloomberg came to us as a stranger - but he took us in. Comment.
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Teen is a millionaire from ‘scratch’

A 19-year-old from Midwood is the latest winner of the New York Lottery’s Millionaire instant scratch-off game. Comment.
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Iron Mike Bloomberg asserts new school rules

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was awarded control of the city’s public schools just days ago but that isn’t stopping him from introducing new rules and regulations. Comment.
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Randazzo’s Clam Bar & Restaurant loses part of its heart

Sheepshead Bay lost a giant personality this week with the death of Jacqueline Randazzo Page. Comment.
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Anti-gay slurs found scrawled on Holocaust Memorial Park

The push to honor gay victims of the Nazi regime at Holocaust Memorial Park took an ugly turn last week. Comment.
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Salute to 9/11 firefighter

Remembering a fallen hero%u2026 Comment.
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Subway stimulus coming

Bay Ridge’s long decrepit 86th Street station on the R subway line is getting federal transportation money to finish an already started rehabilitation project. Comment.
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Bloomy pledges to jumpstart working waterfront

The city plans to reincarnate an industrial hub along the Sunset Park waterfront, investing more than $165 million to accomplish that goal, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged this week. Comment.
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Iron mike’s rules

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was awarded control of the city’s public schools just days ago but that isn’t stopping him from introducing new rules and regulations. Comment.
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Helping hand for war veterans

The Kings County District Attorney’s office has signed onto a special program to help veterans who left a war zone only to find themselves in a new crisis. Comment.
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Health care on the agenda

They must be mighty confident that their health care won’t be impacted. Comment.
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Brooklyn teen becomes a millionaire from ‘scratch’

A 19-year-old from Midwood is the latest winner of the New York Lottery’s Millionaire instant scratch-off game. Comment.
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Summerfest on the Aviator%A0

The Aviator Sports and Events Center will host Back-to-School Summerfest by Reithoffer Shows, August 27-30 on the outdoor tarmac area. Summerfest will feature rides, games, food and music as well as a variety of sports games and activities at the Aviator Sports and Events Center, on Flatbush Avenue, just south of Belt Parkway Exit 11S. Comment.
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ASA rich in new talent

ASA coach Dennis Orlando has compiled an impressive array of talent, from the 23 local players to the several others from Florida and New Jersey. Comment.
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At long last, ‘Mother of Judo’ to finally get medal

For many in the martial arts world Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi is known as the Mother of Women’s Judo. Comment.
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Finest best Bravest on the diamond

The last anchor event of this year’s Municipal Credit Union Municipal Sports Series was played at KeySpan Park. A crowd of 4,800 watched the annual contest between baseball teams from the NYPD and the FDNY, the former of whom was the victor, with a score of 5 to 1. Comment.
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9/11 tribute on the soccer field

Soccer players remembered the tragedy of September 11 last week during a poignant tournament at Aviator Sports Complex. Comment.
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Brooklyn is true to Tommy

Tommy Lasorda’s 81-year-old eyes darted from one end of the room to the other as he walked through the Brooklyn Baseball Museum at KeySpan Park. Comment.
BoroBeat

Caring Postal workers roll strikes for MDA

Big-hearted postal workers morphed into cool alley cats, stamping out the competition, during a benefit bowl-a-thon at Maple Lanes. Comment.
BoroBeat

Spanish-speaking parents now fluent in English

The Brighton Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with the Independence Community Bank Foundation, graduated students of its Spanish-English Program, an initiative which invited Spanish-speaking parents to learn English, and which also allowed the students to bring their children to class, as many of them do not have babysitters. Comment.
BoroBeat

World-class skaters wow Coney Island crowd

The cream of the championship crop laced up their skates and wowed the crowd with their fancy footwork, and time-honored tips, during an ice frolic at Abe Stark Rink in Coney Island. Comment.
BoroBeat

Salute to area luminaries

Holding citations from the City Council, Assemblyman Peter J. Abbate, Thomas Neve, executive director of Reaching Out Community Services, and Vincent La Marca, webmaster at the New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst, are honored as “Men of Valor, Sons of Micah” in a ceremony at the historic house of worship, the fourth oldest in Brooklyn. Comment.
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BK PoP: New artists, designers

Society HAE, a destination site for the indie set and art/fashion/music enthusiasts, has teamed up with metroPCS to host BK PoP, August 23 from 2-7 p.m. at The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street at the intersection of Pearl and Water streets in DUMBO. Comment.

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