Brooklyn Courier

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Williamsburg

Star-studded events at Brooklyn concert series

Music lovers wait all year long for summer to bring some of the most acclaimed recording artists on today’s music scene to a Brooklyn stage – and this year is no exception. Comment.
Williamsburg

Snoop to turn KeySpan into the ‘dogg pound’

Coney Island is for the doggs. Comment.
Williamsburg

Right in your backyard: Music to make the summer swing

Fireworks. Capture the flag. Dance parties. Comment.
Williamsburg

Music at the Bridge ‘spans’ the musical spectrum

Though Brooklyn’s concert venues have been struggling in recent years, a new program by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is music to their ears. Comment.
Williamsburg

Starving for space - Artists, musicians call attention to lack of studios in BK

Lily Maase, a jazz guitarist from New Mexico, has had difficulty finding rehearsal space in Brooklyn. For two years she moved around several spaces in downtown Brooklyn and Gowanus before settling into a loft in Bushwick. Her various ensembles make use of rooftop spaces in Brooklyn as well when performing. Comment.
Williamsburg

School programs saved in BK

There will be no budget cuts for public schools this September. Comment.
Williamsburg

Protecting against foreclosure - State Legislature, governor reach agreement on mortgage legislation

After several months of negotiations, the State Legislature and Governor David Paterson reached a compromise over legislation that would protect borrowers from subprime legislation and further regulate an industry that has come under fire from Brooklyn housing organizations. Comment.
Williamsburg

Plan kicked to the curb - City postpones repairs for several North Brooklyn streets

The streets of Williamsburg and Greenpoint are riddled with potholes, concrete divots and uneven roadways, but the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) won’t do any street repairs in the district until June 2010. Comment.
Williamsburg

Penny-pinching in Brooklyn - As food prices rise and food-stamp allocations run out, local pantries feel the crunch

Danny Wendling, a volunteer at the Greenpoint Reformed Church Food Pantry, 138 Milton Street, has seen an increase since the beginning of the year in the number of people who use the pantry. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ken Baer fights the green fight - Environmentalist dedicates himself to race for Brooklyn’s 33rd Council District

When the mosh pit known as the race for downtown Brooklyn’s 33rd Council District is over, Ken Baer will always be remembered as the “green candidate.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Home-grown talent at El Puente

El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice, the South Williamsburg high school affiliated with the renowned community-based social justice organization, went out with a bang this school year with its 12th annual Integrated Arts Project showcase in the form of Almost Grown: Rites and Resistance, a home-grown theatrical production. Comment.
Williamsburg

Green Point comes ‘home’ - Australian wine maker to sponsor local film festival

Green Point Wines may be located in Green Point, Australia, but that does not mean that the winemakers from Down Under are not interested in expanding their market to Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. Comment.
Williamsburg

Get outdoors with urban workouts - Williamsburg resident John Famulary launches citywide fitness network

Most New Yorkers wouldn’t dispute Williamsburg resident John Famulary’s contention that “New Yorkers lead a very indoor kind of existence.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Get on the bike - 21 miles of lanes planned

The Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to work on an ambitious network of bicycle lanes in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, neighborhoods with the highest concentration of cyclists in New York City. Comment.
Williamsburg

Gear up for the Giglio - Annual Italian festival coming to Williamsburg’s streets

Joe DeStefano has been making zeppoles and calzones at the Giglio Feast in Williamsburg for more than 50 years with a technique passed down through generations. Comment.
Williamsburg

New pork feeds BK Bridge Park

While many community-based organizations received less or no funding in the recently passed $59.1 billion 2009 fiscal year city budget, Brooklyn lawmakers were still able to bring some serious pork home to the borough. Comment.
Williamsburg

Downtown Brooklyn beats the trends

It seems that cops in downtown Brooklyn are bucking a criminal sea change that’s flooding the city. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cool fun underground - Bob Diamond’s tunnel tour to feature live performance

Instead of going to the beach, tunnel maven Bob Diamond has a novel way to beat the sweltering July heat: go underground. Comment.
Williamsburg

Coney scaled down - City reduces amusement district from 16 to 9 acres

While preservationists provided most of the histrionics at last week’s scoping meeting on the rezoning of Coney Island, the amusement district’s largest property owner continued to dig his heels into the ground over negotiations with the city. Comment.
Williamsburg

BUSINESS BROOKLYN STYLE - Fresh bagels at any time of the day

Hungry bar-crawlers looking to grab a late-night snack before hopping on the L train can now avail themselves of Bagelsmith, the bagel shop on Bedford Avenue between North 6th and 7th Streets that recently became open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Comment.
Williamsburg

BURG ‘n’ POINT - One on one with Robert Lanham - FREEwilliamsburg.com founder dishes on his handbook; just don’t call him a hipster

Maybe you’ve heard of him. Maybe you haven’t. Maybe you visit his website everyday looking for alternative ways to spend your evening other than melting into your sofa. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you carry his book, The Hipster Handbook, around with you everywhere you go, double-checking your lingo so that you remain tight with the cool kats. Or maybe you hate everything he and his hipsterly heroes stand for. Comment.
Williamsburg

Best in nursing - Calvary Hospital staff receives honors

Members of the Calvary Hospital medical and nursing team were on hand at the “2008 Nursing Spectrum Nurse Excellence Awards” ceremony to cheer on their colleague, Luz Hernandez, MS, APRN, BC, NP. Hernandez was one of six NY/NJ Region finalists in the category of “Advancing and Leading the Profession.” Comment.
Williamsburg

A lesson from Martha - Magazine editors lend helping hand to BK students

For students at Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts, assistance from the editors of Martha Stewart Living in producing their own school magazine was definitely “a good thing.” Comment.
Williamsburg

No love for Myers’ latest

“The Love Guru” is an inane, humorless comedy sure to leave audiences unrequited. Comment.
Williamsburg

Movies with a View

Come to the park for Movies With a View 2008, featuring great films, plus Brooklyn Radio setting the scene each night with pre-movie mood music from some of New York City’s best DJs. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cuddly Wall-E will rock your world

WALL-E,” the story of a plucky little sanitation droid with a heart of gold polymer, manages to make us laugh, cheer out loud, and encourages us to think about our environment and the perils of rampant commercialism -- without being too preachy, mind you – in a lightning-fast, fun-filled 103 minutes. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Suspicious Package’ at The Brick Theater

he Brick Theater, Inc. extends the iPod noir, “Suspicious Package,” with performances now on sale through July 27. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Slavic Soul’ and more

ingsborough Community College continues its free sizzling concerts in July. The free performances, held rain or shine, take place at the bandshell on the KCC campus, 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. The college provides 1,000 seats; patrons are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets (In case of rain, the performances are moved to the 700-seat performing arts center). Comment.
Williamsburg

The Cake Man cometh with extra sweet confections

ne of the city’s foremost cake kings is showing that his sweet side doesn’t just pertain to his confectionary creations. Comment.
Williamsburg

Strongman draws strength from ‘Camp Sunshine’ kids

teve Extance can pull a truck with his teeth, but he won’t be the strongest person at an upcoming fundraiser in Coney Island. Comment.
Williamsburg

Here’s the scoop on the Ice Cream Girl’s latest contest

Kings Highway ice cream truck driver is serving up more than just sweet treats this week by hosting an indulgent fundraiser for a sick Brooklyn teen. Comment.
Williamsburg

Genesis Dance

ong Island University’s Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, located at the University’s Brooklyn campus, invites you to experience Genesis Dance Company, July 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Free park shuttle

isitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park can ride a free shuttle bus again this summer. The service transports passengers from major subway stations to the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Summer ’08 @ Pier One,” providing public access to the pier and spectacular views of the New York Harbor and the New York City Waterfalls by Olafur Eliasson. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Fahrenheit 451’ burns hot at Prospect Park Bandshell

decidedly music-heavy series, Celebrate Brooklyn has boasted such talent as Isaac Hayes, Feist and Spoon. Comment.
Williamsburg

Wild Arts Weekend at the Prospect Park Zoo

alling all art and animal fans. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ghost story

he Brick Theater, Inc. presents a Bone Orchard production of “The Stubborn Illusion of Time,” a multi-media ghost story about living. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Tunnel’ trailer hits YouTube channels - Documentary on Brooklyn’s ‘lost’ railroad chugs onward

Instead of going to the beach, tunnel maven Bob Diamond has a novel way to beat the sweltering July heat: go underground. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Butcher’ gets jail time

Those who suffered from a multi-million dollar tissue harvesting scam were given the opportunity last week to pick apart the criminal mastermind behind the plot as 44-year-old Michael Mastromarino was sentenced to 18 to 54 years in prison. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Time out for seniors - Millman fair provides support and resources

Assemblywoman Joan Millman and Senator Martin Connor held their annual Senior Fair hosted by St. Francis College. The fair was a resounding success — bringing together nearly 400 local seniors with representatives from 40 federal, state and local government agencies and organizations that serve senior citizens. Free refreshments and giveaways ensured that no one left the fair empty-handed. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Suspended parking rules return

In Park Slope, independence from parking “tyranny” will end a week after the July 4th weekend, officials announced this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

SJC ‘love’ conference

St. Joseph’s College will host the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s (CSSJ) UN-NGO Ministry’s annual Youth Conference, entitled, “Love Thy God and Neighbor Without Distinction” at St. Joseph’s College, 245 Clinton Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Sinning at the cinema

I went to the Alpine to see “Forbidden Kingdom” with Jackie Chan and Jet Li recently and while it was an entertaining film, it was marred in part by the behavior of seven or so youths sitting in the right of the room. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Sidewalk Sales Day

The Fulton Mall Improvement Association will be hosting the Fulton Street Mall’s fourth annual Sidewalk SalesDay — called “the largest shopping event in the borough” — featuring outdoor shopping and entertainment, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., along Fulton Street Mall between Adams Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Search for the perfect chord - and space - Musicians lament dearth of available space to create songs in Brooklyn

Lily Maase, a jazz guitarist from New Mexico, has had difficulty finding rehearsal space in Brooklyn. For two years she moved around several spaces in downtown Brooklyn and Gowanus before settling into a loft in Bushwick. Her various ensembles make use of rooftop spaces in Brooklyn as well when performing. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Screen for stroke

Residents living in and around Brooklyn can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke when Life Line Screening Radiology hosts a program at the Best Western Gregory Hotel, 8315 Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge, July 10; appointments begin at 9 a.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Schools escape staggering cuts

There will be no budget cuts for public schools this September. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Scavenger Hunt - Family event coming to Prospect Park

The Learning About Multimedia Project (LAMP) will hold its first annual Family Media Scavenger Hunt in Prospect Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 12. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Old pollution, new planning

Gowanus Green may be the future at Public Place, a massive, city-owned site along the canal, but some locals are still focusing on its polluted past. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

McKinney Living magazine debuts - Talented students join together to produce new publication

For students at Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts, assistance from the editors of Martha Stewart Living in producing their own school magazine was definitely “a good thing.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LICH hails some of its finest - Annual Employee Service Awards recognize great work

In the presence of dozens of friends, colleagues and families, Long Island College Hospital (LICH) celebrated its annual Employee Service Awards. Special guest of honor was Faith Somme-Burges, RN, BS, CWON, of the Division of Nursing. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Learn to swim now

Parks & Recreation and the City Parks Foundation (CPF), with the support of the American Red Cross, announce the kick-off of this summer’s annual Learn to Swim program. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

In search of some new landmarks

The Brooklyn Preservation Council already is compiling a list of sites in Brooklyn to commemorate and landmark, even as it is in the process of establishing itself as a nonprofit foundation. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Heart of a fighter powers father - Remarkable transplant recipient to compete in upcoming games

It was 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2000, when a nurse came into his room at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and told him a heart had just become available. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Green powered run - Former Sierra Club chair vies for city council

When the mosh pit known as the race for downtown Brooklyn’s 33rd Council District is over, Ken Baer will always be remembered as the “green candidate.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Going medieval

Re: “US Supreme Court delivers junk justice, ” A Britisher’s View by Shavana Abruzzo, 6-19 issue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Free concerts

The Old First Reformed Church presents “Free Summer Concerts” every Wednesday in July at 8 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

For book lovers

Barnes & Noble Court invites the public to participate in its full calendar of events throughout July. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Crime time live - Cops issue latest statistics

It seems that cops in downtown Brooklyn are bucking a criminal sea change that’s flooding the city. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Coney Island scoping meet - City plan under attack

While preservationists provided most of the histrionics at last week’s scoping meeting on the rezoning of Coney Island, the amusement district’s largest property owner continued to dig his heels into the ground over negotiations with the city. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Concerts

The Carroll Park Concert Series continues with Lloyd Miller at 4 p.m., July 9 at Carroll Park, President & Smith streets in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Community boards’ sigh of relief

Community boards were spared the unkindest cut last week, when it was announced that their budgets will remain intact—for now. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BUSINESS BROOKLYN STYLE - MCS Specialized Private Fitness

Summer has arrived. Are you in shape? Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bringing home BK pork - Breakdown of the 2009 fiscal year city budget

While many community-based organizations received less or no funding in the recently passed $59.1 billion 2009 fiscal year city budget, Brooklyn lawmakers were still able to bring some serious pork home to the borough. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BK hookers still like streets - Cyber-prostitution surges but not in old-fashioned borough

As many purveyors of the world’s oldest profession partake in a randy renaissance on the Internet, prostitutes in Brooklyn are still digging their spiked heels into the familiarity of the street corner. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bid for new foreclosure buffer - Effort would help shield Brooklyn homeowners in trouble

After several months of negotiations, the State Legislature and Governor David Paterson reached a compromise over legislation that would protect borrowers from subprime legislation and further regulate an industry that has come under fire from Brooklyn housing organizations. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

An American in Korea

This July, Debbie Zlotowitz, head of the Mary McDowell Center for Learning, will travel to South Korea as a participant in the Korean Studies Workshop for American Educators. Comment.
Greenpoint

Starving for space in Brooklyn - Artists, musicians call attention to borough’s lack of studios and rehearsal spots

Lily Maase, a jazz guitarist from New Mexico, has had difficulty finding rehearsal space in Brooklyn. For two years she moved around several spaces in downtown Brooklyn and Gowanus before settling into a loft in Bushwick. Her various ensembles make use of rooftop spaces in Brooklyn as well when performing. Comment.
Greenpoint

Protecting against further foreclosure - State Legislature, governor reach agreement on subprime mortgage legislation

After several months of negotiations, the State Legislature and Governor David Paterson reached a compromise over legislation that would protect borrowers from subprime legislation and further regulate an industry that has come under fire from Brooklyn housing organizations. Comment.
Greenpoint

Prostitute crack down - BK law enforcers turn attention to oldest profession

While many purveyors of the world’s oldest profession celebrate a randy renaissance on the Internet, prostitutes in Brooklyn are still digging their spiked heels into the familiarity of the street corner. Comment.
Greenpoint

Penny pinching in BK - Local pantries feel the crunch as food prices rise

Danny Wendling, a volunteer at the Greenpoint Reformed Church Food Pantry, 138 Milton Street, has seen an increase since the beginning of the year in the number of people who use the pantry. Comment.
Greenpoint

Local parks looking for some friends

With parks in North Brooklyn in various stages of development and disrepair, members of the Open Space Alliance are looking for community residents to join groups to support nearby parks that could use a little love. Comment.
Greenpoint

Kicked to the curb - City delays street repairs

The streets of Williamsburg and Greenpoint are riddled with potholes, concrete divots and uneven roadways, but the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) won’t do any street repairs in the district until June 2010. Comment.
Greenpoint

Helping hand from Martha - Editors assist BK students with magazine

For students at Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts, assistance from the editors of Martha Stewart Living in producing their own school magazine was definitely “a good thing.” Comment.
Greenpoint

Green Point wine comes ‘home’ - Australian wine maker to sponsor local film festival at McCarren Park Pool

Green Point Wines may be located in Green Point, Australia, but that does not mean that the winemakers from Down Under are not interested in expanding their market to Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. Comment.
Greenpoint

Foul play for Brooklyn Cyclones - Owner of hometown team owers the city nearly $130,000, sez city comptroller

The city’s comptroller has the owner of the Brooklyn Cyclones caught in a squeeze play, an audit released this week reveals. Comment.
Greenpoint

Dial ‘R’ for robbery - Greenpoint cops on the hunt for cell phone snatchers

They’re the bane of cell phone store workers everywhere. Comment.
Greenpoint

Cool fun under Brooklyn’s streets - Beat the summer heat with Bob Diamond’s tunnel tour, featuring a live performance

Instead of going to the beach, tunnel maven Bob Diamond has a novel way to beat the sweltering July heat: go underground. Comment.
Greenpoint

Concrete jungle workouts - Local launches citywide online fitness network

Most New Yorkers wouldn’t dispute Williamsburg resident John Famulary’s contention that “New Yorkers lead a very indoor kind of existence.” Comment.
Greenpoint

BK mom top graduate - Sarah Roth valedictorian of Phillips Beth Israel school

At a touching and solemn ceremony, class valedictorian and summa cum laude Sarah Roth, 30, led the largest class to graduate from the Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing. The Borough Park resident and mother of three young children, completed an intense two-year Associate’s degree program at the top of her class and was the recipient of The Seymour J. Phillips Award for Highest Scholastic Achievement. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘McKinney Living’ makes its debut - Students join together to produce magazine

For students at Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts, assistance from the editors of Martha Stewart Living in producing their own school magazine was definitely “a good thing.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Tunnel tour goes global - Documentary about Atlantic Ave. tube maven released

Instead of going to the beach, tunnel maven Bob Diamond has a novel way to beat the sweltering July heat: go underground. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Thor mouthpiece to Coney Island: ‘It’s our land’

While preservationists provided most of the histrionics at last week’s scoping meeting on the rezoning of Coney Island, the amusement district’s largest property owner continued to dig his heels into the ground over negotiations with the city. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

44th annual PACC benefit in Ft. Greene

Action-geared residents received a lesson in grassroots administration –plus helped induct a new slate of officers – when the Pratt Area Community Council (PACC) held a benefit in Fort Greene. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

St Joseph College annual youth conference on ‘love’

St. Joseph’s College will host the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s (CSSJ) UN-NGO Ministry’s annual Youth Conference, entitled, “Love Thy God and Neighbor Without Distinction” at St. Joseph’s College, 245 Clinton Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Schools escape staggering cuts - Mayor backs off, reaches agreement with city council members

There will be no budget cuts for public schools this September. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Park czar talks - Myer issues BBP timetable

A mixture of optimism and skepticism greeted the new Brooklyn Bridge Park czar last week when she gave her first public report on the progress of the park’s construction. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

On Montague, autos out, shoppers and strollers in

Three blocks of Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights will be open for relaxing strolls and outdoor lounging every Sunday in July. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Old pollution nags new development - Future of Gowanus stands on a past full of contamination

Gowanus Green may be the future at Public Place, a massive, city-owned site along the canal, but some locals are still focusing on its polluted past. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Looking for landmarks - Brooklyn Preservation Council investigates new sites

The Brooklyn Preservation Council already is compiling a list of sites in Brooklyn to commemorate and landmark, even as it is in the process of establishing itself as a nonprofit foundation. Comments (1).
Brooklyn Courier

LICH honors some of its very finest - Annual Employee Service Awards

In the presence of dozens of friends, colleagues and families, Long Island College Hospital (LICH) celebrated its annual Employee Service Awards. Special guest of honor was Faith Somme-Burges, RN, BS, CWON, of the Division of Nursing. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

In search of the perfect melody – and space

Lily Maase, a jazz guitarist from New Mexico, has had difficulty finding rehearsal space in Brooklyn. For two years she moved around several spaces in downtown Brooklyn and Gowanus before settling into a loft in Bushwick. Her various ensembles make use of rooftop spaces in Brooklyn as well when performing. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Dad has heart of a champion - Remarkable transplant recipient to compete in games

It was 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2000, when a nurse came into his room at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and told him a heart had just become available. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cyclones behind in the count - Comptroller says club owes more than $129,000

The city’s comptroller has the owner of the Brooklyn Cyclones caught in a squeeze play, an audit released this week reveals. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

concerts

The Old First Reformed Church presents “Free Summer Concerts” every Wednesday in July at 8 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Budget windfall for PACC

The Pratt Area Community Council appeared to be one of the bigger Fort Greene/Clinton Hill recipients from the recently passed $59.1 billion fiscal year 2009 city budget. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brick-and-mortar hookers - Bklyn DA targets streetwalkers in E. NY, Red Hook, Sunset Pk

While many purveyors of the world’s oldest profession celebrate a randy renaissance on the Internet, prostitutes in Brooklyn are still digging their spiked heels into the familiarity of the street corner. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BK homicides and robberies by the numbers

It seems that cops in downtown Brooklyn are bucking a criminal sea change that’s flooding the city. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Wyckoff Street produces a summertime winner

Mom, dad and the kids made merry with their neighbors during a block party along Wyckoff Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Tool & die goes green - Roof to help reduce runoff

A little green is coming to Red Hook. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

They are the TrashMasters - Sanitation Department salutes Patrick F. Daly School

The PS 15-Patrick F. Daly School was named this year’s citywide winner for the Department of Sanitation’s TrashMasters program and has received the Golden Apple Award for its school-based recycling project. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Teens on the move

Just call ‘em leaders among their peers. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

SJC ‘love’ conference - Event runs July 9-12

St. Joseph’s College will host the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s (CSSJ) UN-NGO Ministry’s annual Youth Conference, entitled, “Love Thy God and Neighbor Without Distinction” at St. Joseph’s College, 245 Clinton Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Sigh of relief for community boards

Community boards were spared the unkindest cut last week, when it was announced that their budgets will remain intact—for now. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Schools escape terrible cuts - Mayor backs off, reaches deal with city council members

There will be no budget cuts for public schools this September. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Red hook fence must come down

“A huge victory for Brooklyn.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Parking rules suspended - Gardens to get reprieve from alternate side of the street parking

In Park Slope, independence from parking “tyranny” will end a week after the July 4 weekend, officials an-nounced this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LICH hails great nurses - Grateful hospital hosts Employee Service Awards

In the presence of dozens of friends, colleagues and families, Long Island College Hospital (LICH) celebrated its annual Employee Service Awards. Special guest of honor was Faith Somme-Burges, RN, BS, CWON, of the Division of Nursing. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Homicide by numbers - Cops release latest statistics on BK murders

It seems that cops in downtown Brooklyn are bucking a criminal sea change that’s flooding the city. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Green powered candidate - Former Sierra Club chair vies for 33rd Council District

When the mosh pit known as the race for downtown Brooklyn’s 33rd Councilmanic District is over, Ken Baer will always be remembered as the “green candidate.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Diamond ‘Tunnel’ trailer hits YouTube - Documentary filmmakers go underground for unique Brooklyn story

Instead of going to the beach, tunnel maven Bob Diamond has a novel way to beat the sweltering July heat: go underground. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cyclones fall behind in the count - Comptroller William Thompson says club owes more than $129,000

The city’s comptroller has the owner of the Brooklyn Cyclones caught in a squeeze play, an audit released this week reveals. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Courageous heart beats within dad - Remarkable transplant recipient to compete in upcoming games

It was 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2000, when a nurse came into his room at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and told him a heart had just become available. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Built on muck - Contaminated Gowanus clouds future development

Gowanus Green may be the future at Public Place, a massive, city-owned site along the canal, but some locals are still focusing on its polluted past. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BK hookers offline and on the streets

While many purveyors of the world’s oldest profession celebrate a randy renaissance on the Internet, prostitutes in Brooklyn are still digging their spiked heels into the familiarity of the street corner. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

‘Tunnel’ trailer hits YouTube - Documentary on Brooklyn’s ‘lost’ railroad chugs ahead

Instead of going to the beach, tunnel maven Bob Diamond has a novel way to beat the sweltering July heat: go underground. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

‘McKinney Living’ debuts - Students join together to produce new magazine

For students at Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts, assistance from the editors of Martha Stewart Living in producing their own school magazine was definitely “a good thing.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Swim class

Parks & Recreation and the City Parks Foundation (CPF), with the support of the American Red Cross, announce the kick-off of this summer’s annual Learn to Swim program. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

SJC annual ‘love’ conference

St. Joseph’s College will host the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s (CSSJ) UN-NGO Ministry’s annual Youth Conference, entitled, “Love Thy God and Neighbor Without Distinction” at St. Joseph’s College, 245 Clinton Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Schools escape staggering cuts - Mayor backs off on budget, agrees to deal with City Council

There will be no budget cuts for public schools this September. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Room to make music

Lily Maase, a jazz guitarist from New Mexico, has had difficulty finding rehearsal space in Brooklyn. For two years she moved around several spaces in downtown Brooklyn and Gowanus before settling into a loft in Bushwick. Her various ensembles make use of rooftop spaces in Brooklyn as well when performing. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Park czar talks - Predicts major progress in 4 years

A mixture of optimism and skepticism greeted the new Brooklyn Bridge Park czar last week when she gave her first public report on the progress of the park’s construction. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Montague St. cars nosed out - ‘Summer Space’ every Sunday

Three blocks of Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights will be open for relaxing strolls and outdoor lounging every Sunday in July. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Looking for more landmarks - Brooklyn Preservation Council compiles list of sites

The Brooklyn Preservation Council already is compiling a list of sites in Brooklyn to commemorate and landmark, even as it is in the process of establishing itself as a nonprofit foundation. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Lionhearted dad battles on - Remarkable transplant recipient to compete in upcoming games

It was 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2000, when a nurse came into his room at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and told him a heart had just become available. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

LICH honors some of its very finest - Employee Service Awards gala

In the presence of dozens of friends, colleagues and families, Long Island College Hospital (LICH) celebrated its annual Employee Service Awards. Special guest of honor was Faith Somme-Burges, RN, BS, CWON, of the Division of Nursing. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

July is hot for bibliophiles

Barnes & Noble Court invites the public to participate in its full calendar of events throughout July. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Helping stem the foreclosure tide

After several months of negotiations, the State Legislature and Governor David Paterson reached a compromise over legislation that would protect borrowers from subprime legislation and further regulate an industry that has come under fire from Brooklyn housing organizations. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Green machine powers candidate - Former Sierra Club chair vies for 33rd Council District

When the mosh pit known as the race for downtown Brooklyn’s 33rd Councilmanic District is over, Ken Baer will always be remembered as the “green candidate.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Fulton sale

The Fulton Mall Improvement Association will be hosting the Fulton Street Mall’s fourth annual Sidewalk SalesDay — called “the largest shopping event in the borough” — featuring outdoor shopping and entertainment, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., along Fulton Street Mall between Adams Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

First-class caring all the way

At a touching and solemn ceremony, class valedictorian and summa cum laude Sarah Roth, 30, led the largest class to graduate from the Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing. The Borough Park resident and mother of three young children, completed an intense two-year Associate’s degree program at the top of her class and was the recipient of The Seymour J. Phillips Award for Highest Scholastic Achievement. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

BK murder by the numbers - Cops release latest statistics on borough homicides

It seems that cops in downtown Brooklyn are bucking a criminal sea change that’s flooding the city. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

BK hookers keep it in the streets

While many purveyors of the world’s oldest profession celebrate a randy renaissance on the Internet, prostitutes in Brooklyn are still digging their spiked heels into the familiarity of the street corner. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Behind in the count - Comptroller says Cyclones owe over $129,000

The city’s comptroller has the owner of the Brooklyn Cyclones caught in a squeeze play, an audit released this week reveals. Comment.

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