Brooklyn Courier

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

Williamsburg

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Celebrity baker sued Comment.
Williamsburg

Viva La France – with lots of banjos and ukuleles

arlez-moi d'amour. Il m'a vue nue. Presque oui. Comment.
Williamsburg

Siren Fest: Still hip to the Coney Island music scene

ast year everyone was singing the Siren Festival's swan song. Comment.
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Seaside Summer Concert Series

he Seaside Summer Concert Series, celebrating an incredible 30 years of the very best in free entertainment, continues at Asser Levy/Seaside Park with consecutive Thursday night concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music. Comment.
Williamsburg

Now you can tour the treasures of the deep for free

he Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium is now offering free admission every Friday from 3 p.m. until closing. Comment.
Williamsburg

Live ‘Music At The Bridge’

usic At The Bridge, a new free summer music series being presented in the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, continues to attract huge crowds. Comment.
Williamsburg

JDub celebrates first five years with Brooklyn friends

rooklyn talent unites on July 20 to help JDub celebrate five years of promoting Jewish artists here and aboard. Comment.
Williamsburg

BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival finale ends on a high note

AM and MetroTech Center conclude their 2008 BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival at MetroTech this month and next. Comment.
Williamsburg

Afro Jazz Sundays: Always live

fro Jazz Sundays is Brooklyn’s newest summer event for live music from African, Caribbean and Latin traditions woven into jazz. Comment.
Williamsburg

$upport for our troops - More time for city employees to pay back salaries

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.
Williamsburg

Taking over the streets in Billyburg - First installment of Williamsburg Walks, a car-free Bedford Ave., deemed a success

A summer heat advisory was not enough to prevent the successful kickoff of “Williamsburg Walks” last Saturday, the first of four Saturdays this summer during which Bedford Avenue will be closed to traffic. Comment.
Williamsburg

Summer camp now even better - School Settlement Association day camp receives $40,000 grant for field trips

Thanks to a $40,000 grant, the School Settlement Association day camp (120 Jackson Street) will take better field trips than ever before. Comment.
Williamsburg

Reeling af ter death - Shooting suspect on the lam

The close-knit block of S. 3rd Street between Marcy Avenue and Havemeyer Street is still reeling from the loss of resident Richard Duran, 22, who died last Monday from gunshot wounds sustained after midnight Friday at the MTA bus depot on Broadway and Roebling Street. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

Prescription for success at BK College - Two recent graduates recipients of prestigious Salk Scholarship for medical school

Brooklyn College is nurturing some of the brightest minds in the borough. Comment.
Williamsburg

Now you’re cooking: vendors return

It’s open season for vendors hawking delectable delights at Red Hook Park. Comment.
Williamsburg

Man-made return to nature - Tour of southern Brooklyn landfills show a lush, green landscape near Jamaica Bay

Once known for their putrid odors, the former Fountain and Pennsylvania landfills are being transformed into a lush greenery with birds and butterflies fluttering on bluffs overlooking Jamaica Bay. Comment.
Williamsburg

Heart of Brooklyn welcomes prez

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.
Williamsburg

Goodbye to Giglio, priest - Father’s plans announced as festival drew to a close

Father Joseph Fonti approached the altar to lead one of dozens of celebration masses in honor of San Paolino and Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the last time last week. Comment.
Williamsburg

Food pantry patrons on the rise

Shirley Fineman, executive director for the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations, doesn’t need to look far to know that Brooklyn residents’ bottom line is getting thinner. Comment.
Williamsburg

Coney goes Medieval

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.
Williamsburg

Douglass Street is decked out in summer fun

Carroll Gardens bopped to the tune of community camaraderie when mom, dad and the kids helped fan the flame of friendship during a block party along Douglass Street. Comment.
Williamsburg

Debating mayoral control - Parents, educators want share in decision-making

Democracy has suffered under mayoral control. Comment.
Williamsburg

Curators of great Bk art

LB Brown, founder and director of the Clinton Hill Art Gallery, far right, congratulates the gallery’s guest curator Anna Annus Hagen, third from right, at the recent artist reception for the BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition) group exhibit. Also pictured at the reception and exhibit, held at the Clinton Hill Art Gallery, 154 Vanderbilt Avenue between Myrtle & Willoughby, were curator and artist Gwen Black and curator Linda Salavaria. Comment.
Williamsburg

Critics blast ‘oily’ McCain

Rallyers protest soaring gas costs and douse John McCain’s presidential bid in displeasure in front of a Shell gas station in Brooklyn Heights. The placard-toting group crusaded against the Republican candidate, who when asked recently by the Orange County Register about the last time he pumped his own gas and how much it cost, replied: “Oh, I don’t remember. Now there’s Secret Service protection. But I’ve done it for many, many years. I don’t recall and frankly, I don’t see how it matters.” Comment.
Williamsburg

City hopsitals’ water weight - Rehaul of DEP billing method called for as $13.4M in charges owed

The city’s method for billing private hospitals for water use is headed for the ER unless steps are taken to resuscitate it soon, an audit released recently concluded. Comment.
Williamsburg

City Council watch on construction - New safety legislation could effect developments along Williamsburg waterfront

In the wake of several fatal crane accidents on construction sites in Manhattan, the New York City Council passed stringent construction safety legislation this week that will have a significant effect on large development projects in downtown Brooklyn and on the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cake man raven makes the world taste good

Sweet treats amounted to more than just cake when Fort Greene uber-baker Cake Man Raven held his annual block party – complete with cash prizes, scholarships and a “cupcake” parade. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brewery looking for new home - Local business eyeing other parts of borough to make hometown beer

The borough’s hometown brewery squeaked and now it appears the city is applying some grease. Comment.
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Bklyn’s own fish farm - Fin-tastic crops grown locally from organic farming

How does sautéed tilapia with a side of grilled zucchini served on a bed of fresh Bibb lettuce and arugula sound? Imagine then that it was all grown organically and purchased locally right here in Brooklyn. Sounds tasty, right? So tasty, you wouldn’t even know the secret ingredient is fish poop. Comment.
Williamsburg

Anglers cast their lines into Prospect Park lake

Armed with bamboo rods and corn bait – and cheered on by Cyclones mascot Sandy the Seagull – a horde of eagle-eyed anglers had big fish to fry as they challenged mettle in the four-day-long Macy’s Fishing Contest at Prospect Park. Comment.
Letters

Small TV, big problem

I think a very serious problem has been created by the switch to digital television. Comment.
Letters

Misbegotten mess

Joe Maniscalco is correct in his assessment that Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries’ plan to create a new governance structure for the Forest City Ratner Corporation’s Atlantic Yards project proposal ‘went over like a lead balloon.’ Comment.
Williamsburg

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.
Williamsburg

GUEST OP-ED - Taking action against unsolicited advertising

Property owners know the feeling: They come home after a hard day’s work or back from vacation only to find piles of unsolicited and unwanted advertising material on their lawn. This unwelcome material, which the homeowner has no choice but to gather and pick up, can be more than an annoyance and an enormous waste of paper. As it piles up while the homeowner is away on vacation, this material does its job in an unexpected way, “advertising” the fact that no one’s home, giving would-be robbers the green light to come in and help themselves. Comment.
Williamsburg

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.
Williamsburg

CONSUMERS’ CORNER

Ahh, the finer things in life…but who can afford ‘em? Yeah, we all know that you’re not benefiting from all those tax breaks the guys running the White House love to brag about. Heck, you’re not a millionaire – you work for a living. But you can appreciate beautiful things just like the blue blood elites even though you’re only a blue collar guy, or gal. How? By being a savvy consumer. Comment.
Williamsburg

Big Red’s back with a vengeance

or a film about a wise-cracking, cigar-chomping demon, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” manages to mingle gravitas with humor, and tenderness with frenzied, fantastical action. Comment.
Williamsburg

Wood works at Indie Market

The Brooklyn Indie Market brings together a couple of distinctive craft artisans working in wood, introducing a new addition to the primarily fashion and art focus of the market. Comment.
Williamsburg

Take the Big Onion Walking Tour

The Brooklyn-based Big Onion Walking Tours hosts a number of walks spotlighting the borough. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ride the Carousel free

The best family fun ride in the heart of Brooklyn just got better: Prospect Parks 1912 Carousel is free for kids under the age of 12 every Thursday in August, courtesy of Astoria Federal Savings. Comment.
Williamsburg

Outdoor shopping

Naturalist and author “Wildman” Steve Brill will lead one of his world-famous “Wild Food and Ecology Tours” of Prospect Park, August 3 and again on August 30. Prospect Park is a great place for wild foods, and the summer is an especially rich season. Comment.
Williamsburg

Clowns that don’t blow up the city

The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars returns to Brooklyn this week, with performances now to August 3 at Aviator Sports and Recreation. Comment.
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Catch the spirit of exploration

The Center for the Urban Environment (CUE), now at its new location at 168 Seventh Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, continues its current season with a host of walks throughout the borough and beyond. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bring in the Clones

The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) presents a special advance screening of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an exciting new addition to the Star Wars universe and the first animated feature film from Lucasfilm. Comment.
Williamsburg

BBG flower power

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is offering a number of special events and activities this summer. Just a few include. Comment.
Williamsburg

True stamp of approval for a special Brooklyn artist

For over the last ten years, you may have come across the work of illustrator and portrait artist Michael Deas. Comment.
Williamsburg

Liza, Badu and many, many more

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz continues his 30th Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series at Asser Levy/Seaside Park and the 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field, with some of the biggest names in music coming to Brooklyn to celebrate an incredible three decades of free music. Comment.
Williamsburg

Live Burkinabe music

Burkina Electric, the first electronica dance band from the West African country of Burkina Faso, brings traditional Burkinabe music and Western club electronica dance to Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Let the music play through the summer

The annual summer concerts series, in parks throughout from Bay Ridge to Marine Park, continues with the performances sponsored by State Senator Martin J. Golden, the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Parks Task Force and CERT1NYC. Comment.
Williamsburg

Hoge at Union Hall

The acclaimed singer, songwriter and American roots rocker Will Hoge will continue to trek across North America this summer after returning from his first-ever tour of the UK. Comment.
Williamsburg

God and guitar guides this Brooklyn street musician

Sheepshead Bay residents and visitors may not know Kenny Schaffer personally, but they certainly know and appreciate his work. Comment.
Williamsburg

Drink deeply: The Sippy Cups return

The audience at Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell (corner of Prospect Park West and Ninth Street) is turned over to the kids, August 2 at 4 p.m., when The Sippy Cups return with a musically fresh, theatrically ambitious whirlwind of a show for kids and families. Comment.
Williamsburg

August is packed with music & art

Tillie’s of Brooklyn, 248 DeKalb Avenue in Fort Greene, offers music and art events throughout August. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Nothing’ but Bill

Communicable Arts presents William Shakespeares “Much Ado About Nothing,” the bard’s tale of love gone wrong until it goes right. Comment.
Williamsburg

Wave your Caribbean colors proudly

The Brooklyn Museum offers family programs in August. The Target First Saturdays August event is Caribbean Carnival-Wave Your Flags! Comment.
Williamsburg

26th Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition presents “Relative Environment,” the 26th Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show, now to September from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Stitch by Stitch: Works in Fabric

Brooklyn College is hosting “Stitch by Stitch: Works in Fabric,” a colorful art exhibition of 25 quilts crafted by members of the Quilters Guild of Brooklyn, on display at the Brooklyn College Library at 2900 Bedford Avenue, through August 22. Comment.
Williamsburg

So, is this really a democracy?

Long Island University’s Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, located at the University’s Brooklyn campus, invites you to “Building Community for Change, Are We Democracy?”, August 2 at 2 and 4 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Prospect Park welcomes Alvin Ailey Dance troupe

The internationally renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings its contemporary works to Brooklyn with a performance from its troupe, Ailey II, this month in Prospect Park. Comment.
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Hit the museum for free

Before the summer months slip away, families in search of artistic and recreational refreshment can take advantage of Bank of America’s “Museum on Us” program, August 2-3. The program provides an opportunity to visit more than 70 leading cultural institutions across the United States, including museums, historical sites and science centers, on the first weekend of each month for free. Comment.
Williamsburg

Here’s your treasure map to culture off the beaten path

A pirate with more than a passing resemblance to Captain Jack Sparrow opened the treasure chest. Comment.
Williamsburg

Fire! Festival

Fire!, a new play festival, opens August 6 at 7 p.m. at South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn jazz rhythms inspire ‘Portraits in Blue’

During the July and August months of 2008, Brooklynites will be seeing jazz. That is, of course, works of visual art inspired by the rhythms and tones of jazz music. Comment.
Williamsburg

Audition workshop

The 37-year old Narrows Community Theater (NCT) has opened a full arts education program this summer. On August 7 at 8 p.m., NCT sponsors “How to Audition for the Professional Theatre,” a pair of workshops designed to expand on the art of auditioning. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘The’ place for family bonding

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (BCBC) was selected as Brooklyn’s Best Place for Family Bonding as part of Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect’s First Annual Parents’ Picks Awards. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Real World’ switcheroo

All the hype about MTV’s “The Real World” coming to Red Hook may not be so real. Comment.
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Volunteer with the MDA Telethon

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking volunteers to answer phones and help out behind the scenes at this year’s Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, airing on MY-9 WWOR-TV August 31 and September 1. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Summer concerts

The Old First Reformed Church presents “Free Summer Concerts” every Wednesday in July at 8 p.m. Comment.
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Rx for huge success - College students chart careers in medicine

Brooklyn College is nurturing some of the brightest minds in the borough. Comment.
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Push for new light at 10th Ave.

The intersection of McDonald Avenue and Windsor Place is an accident waiting to happen, according to neighborhood residents who are pressing the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install a traffic light. Comment.
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Park Slope living – on the cheap!

It pays to live in Park Slope. Comment.
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Parents flexing their muscles - New coalition to challenge mayoral control of schools

Brooklyn parents are forming a citywide coalition to examine mayoral control. Comment.
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Off-leash fun

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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Neighborhood pride and kids - Youngsters take part in innovative summer programs

Shockingly, the summer is half over. But for Windsor Terrace youngsters ages 4-6, it’s not too late to take advantage of two free programs designed to foster appreciation of their neighborhood and natural environment. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More praise for Brooklyn Bridge

The Ursula C. Schwerin Library exhibit at New York City College of Technology, 300 Jay Street (at Tillary) in Downtown Brooklyn celebrates the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883. The exhibit features a detailed scale model of the bridge, multimedia displays on its history, and facsimiles of photographs from the collection of Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger. The exhibit is free and open to the public Mondays through Fridays through the end of August when the college is in session. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Miss Brooklyn wins again - Beauty to represent state in Miss America Pageant

While the newly crowned Miss New York, via Miss Brooklyn, may not actually be from the borough, she has planted some roots here and expressed gratitude for being allowed to represent Brooklyn. Comment.
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Methodist Hospital fair

New York Methodist Hospital will sponsor a community health fair and blood drive, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brooklyn College Student Center, East 27th Street and Campus Road. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Looking for a safer way to build - Legislative package to impact new construction here

In the wake of several fatal crane accidents on construction sites in Manhattan, the New York City Council passed stringent construction safety legislation this week that will have a significant effect on large development projects in downtown Brooklyn and on the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Lightening the load - New law gives returning veterans a financial break

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Judah Tribe live

Controversial soul reggae group Judah Tribe invades the Brooklyn Museum for Target 1st Saturdays, August 2. Judah Tribe is already stimulating a debate over its soon to be released single, “Judgment.” Written in tribute to Sean Bell, killed by NYPD officers, “Judgment” features guitarist and father-in-law of Sean Bell, Les Paultre. The show will take place as part of the Reggae Retro/Revival Reggae Sundays outdoor dance party featuring Judah Tribe, DJs Silence, Jase and Styff. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

James E. Davis remembered

A New York City Councilman, who was gunned down in a peculiar instance of skewed political rivalry inside City Hall, was recalled for his charisma and anti-violence measures at a prayer vigil in Fort Greene on the fifth anniversary of his assassination. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

In search of Wyckoff descendants

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum at 5816 Clarendon Road is searching for descendants of Pieter Claesen Wyckoff and Gretje Van Ness Wyckoff, who established the farmhouse in 1652. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Golf clinics - Learn to tee off free of charge

The Finer Life Golf Foundation is offering free golf clinics to children ages eight to 17, July 26 and August 2, 9, 23 and 30 at the Von King Park on the Large Lawn at the corners of Greene, Marcy, Lafayette, and Tompkins avenues. The clinics will begin promptly at 11 a.m. and last approximately two hours. Comment.
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Getting out the vote

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Get help going green at your home - Waste Management site offers consumers recycling solutions and resources

Waste Management, North America’s leading provider of comprehensive waste management services, launched ThinkGreenFromHome.com (www.thinkgreenfromhome.com), a streamlined online service for the recycling of universal household waste including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), batteries, and eventually other household electronics. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gearing up for education overhaul - Special town hall held on the future of school governance

The New York City public school system could undergo a drastic makeover next year — and now’s the time for parents to play a part in the redesign process. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Food pinch hits - Pantries see rise in demand

Shirley Fineman, executive director for the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations, doesn’t need to look far to know that Brooklyn residents’ bottom line is getting thinner. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Fidler secures $1 million for father’s legacy

City Councilmember Lew Fidler has proven to be a productive lawmaker and an even better son. Comment.
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Farm fresh fins and gills - Brooklyn’s ‘Aquaman’ raises edible fish in tanks

How does sautéed tilapia with a side of grilled zucchini served on a bed of fresh Bibb lettuce and arugula sound? Imagine then that it was all grown organically and purchased locally right here in Brooklyn. Sounds tasty, right? So tasty, you wouldn’t even know the secret ingredient is fish poop. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Danny’s got a ton of cash for run

State Senate hopeful Daniel Squadron is smiling all the way to the bank. Comment.
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Cutting the fat

Obesity is an epidemic that impacts more than nine million Americans. More and more people who are affected by obesity are seeking to learn about surgical weight reduction. Comment.
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Camp Brooklyn starts at Borough Hall - Neighborhood youngsters enjoy a summer packed with fun and adventure

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz played camp counselor as a group of young campers gathered at Borough Hall to enjoy “bug juice” and other camp goodies and to help kick off another season of Camp Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Boost for new amphitheater - Millions to help outdoor venue take shape in Brooklyn

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Big bite outta crime - ‘National Night Out’ returns once more

Residents from across the borough are about to mark the longest-running war in the nation’s history. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bank robbing can be a drag

What’s happening, Tootsie! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Ballroom dance lessons

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn (FIAO) is sponsoring free ballroom dance instruction for youngsters and seniors in its popular inter-generational dance classes at FIAO’S Beacon Program at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P between West 12th and West 13th streets. Comment.
Greenpoint

Shot down again - TransGas rehearing denied

They’re not budging. Comment.
Greenpoint

Saying goodbye to Giglio, priest - Father Fonti’s departure from Mount Carmel announced as festival drew to a close

Father Joseph Fonti approached the altar to lead one of dozens of celebration masses in honor of San Paolino and Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the last time last week. Comment.
Greenpoint

Man-made return to nature - Tour of southern Brooklyn landfills shows a lush, green landscape near Jamaica Bay

Once known for its putrid odors, the former Fountain and Pennsylvania landfills are being transformed into a lush greenery with birds and butterflies fluttering on bluffs overlooking Jamaica Bay. Comment.
Greenpoint

Improving Newtown Creek walk - Local committee brainstorms as four-year anniversary of park draws near

With the one-year anniversary of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk fast approaching, Greenpoint community members made suggestions to Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Parks Department officials for making the walk more accessible to residents and tourists alike. Comment.
Greenpoint

Food pantries feel hunger pains

Shirley Fineman, executive director for the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations, doesn’t need to look far to know that Brooklyn residents’ bottom line is getting thinner. Comment.
Greenpoint

Even closer to coming home - Four-year saga for residents of 202 Franklin Street drawing to an end

After being displaced from their Greenpoint apartment building for nearly four years, tenants could soon be moving back to 202 Franklin Street, as attorneys neared a settlement in housing court this week. Comment.
Greenpoint

Dozens of pets looking for a home - Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals to hold Pet Adoption Festival on August 2

The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals will hold its Pet Adoption Festival, August 2 in Prospect Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine) to find welcoming homes for the cats and dogs awaiting adoption from the alliance’s participating shelters and rescue groups. Comment.
Greenpoint

Debating mayoral control - Pol calls for changes to decision-making process

The New York City public school system could undergo a drastic makeover next year — and now’s the time for parents to play a part in the redesign process. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum On-the-Go

Brooklyn Children’s Museum On-The-Go takes a walk on the wild side in August. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The best place for family bonding

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (BCBC) was selected as Brooklyn’s Best Place for Family Bonding as part of Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect’s First Annual Parents’ Picks Awards. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Swipe at Fort Greene Flea Mkt.

Despite neighborhood complaints, city officials and Fort Greene Flea Market organizers remain confident that issues surrounding the popular Sunday event can be worked out. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Parents get say on schools

The New York City public school system could undergo a drastic makeover next year — and now’s the time for parents to play a part in the redesign process. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Parents form new coalition challenging mayoral control

Brooklyn parents are forming a citywide coalition to examine mayoral control. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Outdoor theater gets a big boost

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.
Brooklyn Courier

$1 million for father’s legacy - Councilman secures funds for Fidler-Wyckoff Park

City Councilmember Lew Fidler has proven to be a productive lawmaker and an even better son. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Filthy and dangerous senior ctrs. - Shocking new audit released; comptroller says the elderly are at risk

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

Ends don’t meet - Many forced to food pantries

Shirley Fineman, executive director of the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations, doesn’t need to look far to know that Brooklyn residents’ bottom line is getting thinner. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Down on the Bklyn fish farm - Borough’s own ‘Aquaman’ grows a fin-tastic crop in tanks

How does sautéed tilapia with a side of grilled zucchini served on a bed of fresh Bibb lettuce and arugula sound? Imagine then that it was all grown organically and purchased locally right here in Brooklyn. Sounds tasty, right? So tasty, you wouldn’t even know the secret ingredient is fish poop. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Dangerous corner gets new light - Enhanced traffic control for McDonald Ave. and Windsor Place

The intersection of McDonald Avenue and Windsor Place is an accident waiting to happen, according to neighborhood residents who are pressing the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install a traffic light. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cutting out the fat - surgically

Obesity is an epidemic that impacts more than nine million Americans. More and more people who are affected by obesity are seeking to learn about surgical weight reduction. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

City Tech Scholarships

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) hospitality management student Theresa Gwizdaloski, left, was awarded the 2008 Les Dames d’Escoffier/International Culinary Center’s “Make a Difference Scholarship” valued at $40,000. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn Cyclones going medieval

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Big tax break for Park Slope neighbors

It pays to live in Park Slope. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Zoning rules changed

Developers in Carroll Gardens are faced with a new reality this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Teen historians dig deep - BPL offers students a treasure trove of resources

Anybody who walks through the doors of Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch from now until the end of August is in for an unexpected treat. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Samba time at the zoo

Come watch the animals at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo get into the ‘swing’ of things. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Millions for 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.
Brooklyn Courier

$1M for father’s legacy

City Councilmember Lew Fidler has proven to be a productive lawmaker and an even better son. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

James E. Davis remembered 5 years after slaying

A New York City Councilman, who was gunned down in a peculiar instance of skewed political rivalry inside City Hall, was recalled for his charisma and anti-violence measures at a prayer vigil in Fort Greene on the fifth anniversary of his assassination. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hungry but help’s out there - Many fail to apply for food stamps

Fruits, vegetables—and food stamps—should be part of a nutritionally balanced is urging. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gearing up for an education overhaul

The New York City public school system could undergo a drastic makeover next year — and now’s the time for parents to play a part in the redesign process. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Filthy and dangerous centers - Comptroller says senior citizens are at risk

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

emergency food pantries

Shirley Fineman, executive director for the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations, doesn’t need to look far to know that Brooklyn residents’ bottom line is getting thinner. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Down on the Brooklyn fish farm - Borough’s own ‘Aquaman’ raises a fin-tastic crop

How does sautéed tilapia with a side of grilled zucchini served on a bed of fresh Bibb lettuce and arugula sound? Imagine then that it was all grown organically and purchased locally right here in Brooklyn. Sounds tasty, right? So tasty, you wouldn’t even know the secret ingredient is fish poop. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Danny’s got more bucks than Marty

State Senate hopeful Daniel Squadron is smiling all the way to the bank. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Challenge to mayoral control - Coalition takes aim at DOE

Brooklyn parents are forming a citywide coalition to examine mayoral control. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Big break for Park Slope neighbors

It pays to live in Park Slope. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Take that, Mr. Mayor - Parents coalition to challenge DOE power

Brooklyn parents are forming a citywide coalition to examine mayoral control. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Short on food - Emergency pantries in demand

Shirley Fineman, executive director for the Bensonhurst Council of Jewish Organizations, doesn’t need to look far to know that Brooklyn residents’ bottom line is getting thinner. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Scholarships

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) hospitality management student Theresa Gwizdaloski, left, was awarded the 2008 Les Dames d’Escoffier/International Culinary Center’s “Make a Difference Scholarship” valued at $40,000. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Ready for education overhaul - Town hall held on the future of school governance

The New York City public school system could undergo a drastic makeover next year — and now’s the time for parents to play a part in the redesign process. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Millions for amphitheatre

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.
Brooklyn Heights

$1 million for dad’s legacy - Councilman secures funds for Fidler-Wyckoff Park

City Councilmember Lew Fidler has proven to be a productive lawmaker and an even better son. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Kid historians uncover the past - BPL treasure trove aids research

Anybody who walks through the doors of Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch from now until the end of August is in for an unexpected treat. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Drive on for new traffic control - Many say signal is needed at Windsor Pl. intersection

The intersection of McDonald Avenue and Windsor Place is an accident waiting to happen, according to neighborhood residents who are pressing the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install a traffic light. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Down on the BK fish farm - College researcher is raising a ‘fin-tastic’ crop

How does sautéed tilapia with a side of grilled zucchini served on a bed of fresh Bibb lettuce and arugula sound? Imagine then that it was all grown organically and purchased locally right here in Brooklyn. Sounds tasty, right? So tasty, you wouldn’t even know the secret ingredient is fish poop. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Danny’s got more cash than Marty

State Senate hopeful Daniel Squadron is smiling all the way to the bank. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Dangerous and filthy senior centers - Audit reveals devastating conditions; comptroller says elderly are at risk

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

Bond Street bandit molests woman

A 24-year-old woman was robbed and then sexually abused near the corner of Schermerhorn and Bond street this weekend, police said. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

BK Children’s Museum On-the-Go

Brooklyn Children’s Museum On-The-Go takes a walk on the wild side in August. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Big tax break for Park Slope

It pays to live in Park Slope. Comment.

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