Brooklyn Courier

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Williamsburg

Forum on changes to Atlantic Yards

Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 6 & 8 will hold a meeting to hear an updated presentation on proposed modifications to the Atlantic Yards Development General Project Plan from 6−9 p.m., July 22 at Long Island University’s Zeckendorf Health Sciences Center, Room 107 (enter Dekalb Avenue, off Flatbush Avenue). Comment.
Williamsburg

Revisit remarkable NC−3 Flying Boat

“This is terrible looking, I’ll admit, but I’d been 74 hours without sleep and food,” Commander John H. Towers wrote after sailing his NC−3 Flying Boat, 206 miles through the storm tossed Atlantic Ocean. Comment.
Williamsburg

Local kids cash a bigtop paycheck at Coney Boom−A−Ring

For many, their first real paying job means typing and filing, but for Tatiana Ramirez, 17, and Lialani Thomas, 19, their first real job at the Coney Island Boom−A−Ring means snarling tigers and 8,000−pound pachyderms. Comment.
Williamsburg

Gavel to Gavel

Criminal probe in hospital death Comment.
Williamsburg

Village watering hall offers to replace ‘Miss Liberty’

When it comes to the disturbing turn in the mystery behind the disappearance and likely beheading of Vox Pop’s Lady Liberty, owner Debi Ryan is of two minds. Comment.
Williamsburg

Sailing the blue highway

Fulton Ferry Landing already offers visitors fine dining, famous ice cream and a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline — and someday soon it could also become a place where commuters hop a ferry to work. Comment.
Williamsburg

The ‘Boogaloo Barbeque’

The Annual City Reliquary Benefit, aka “The Brooklyn Boogaloo Barbeque” will be held July 25 from 6−10 p.m. at 370 Metropolitan Avenue in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. Comment.
Letters

Letters to the Editor

Atlantic Yards feud Comment.
Williamsburg

Not for Nuthin’

Lucrezia Borgia I’m not. Good old Lucrezia was born in a little village near Rome on April 18, during the Renaissance period. History as well as a theatrical account (an opera by Gaetano Donizetti) has portrayed her as a Machiavellian, husband−slaying hussy that used a ton of methods to get rid of an unwanted spouse or lover − with poison at the top of the list. She was also quite beautiful, with blond hair, green eyes and a buxom figure −− a regular femme fatal. Comment.
Williamsburg

Annual scavenger Hunt

The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative at 145 Columbia Street, and Recycle−a−Bicycle are teaming up for their annual scavenger hunt on Governors Island, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Galapagos Art Space hosts salute to street performers

See New York City’s finest subway and street performers celebrate the work of Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, a nonprofit organization, which supports children in NYC schools with underdeveloped music programs, at the Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street in DUMBO, July 21 at 9 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Coup over, new one possible

The State Senate coup that threatened to shake the foundations of the Capitol roared in like a lion and exited like a lamb. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Battle for the ballot is kicked up a notch

Petitions for City Council races were due in the Brooklyn Board of Elections office at midnight, July 16, and now for Brooklyn’s political junkies, this is when the fun begins. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LGBT community to fight on

To quote Monty Python, the same−sex marriage bill isn’t dead −− it’s resting. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn’s wild and wooly neighbors

You may not always get along with your neighbors, but the six white Bengal tigers, three Asian elephants and 15 or so miniature horses, French donkeys, llamas, goats and sheep that have been living side−by−side on Surf Avenue in Coney Island for the last month appear to be getting along just fine. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Rolling Thunder ride to ‘Wall’

Chapter 2 NY of Rolling Thunder will hold its Fifth Annual Three Borough Motorcycle Ride to the Vietnam Wall in Manhattan in support disabled American veterans, July 26. Comment.
High School Sports

Queens of Brooklyn’s soccer fields

The balance of power has shifted. No longer is Midwood the undisputed girls’ soccer queen of Brooklyn. This year, Brooklyn Tech, backed by superb sophomore Niri Halperin, earned that crown with its first division title and a run to the PSAL Class A quarterfinals. Comment.
High School Sports

The ball’s firmly in Bklyn’s court

Midwood is usually Brooklyn’s volleyball king, but this was a banner year for the borough because of its depth. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Boost for CUNY’s Energy Institute

United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Green Jobs & New Economy Subcommittee, announced that the Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development has allocated $1,550,000 in grant funding to City University of New York’s Energy Institute. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Pet owner: cops pulled gun on my dog

It’s a case of one’s bark being worse than their bite −− for everyone involved. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Brooklynites storm smith st. for bastille day

Vive la France – in Brooklyn! Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

LICH, SUNY merger touted as a win−win

Solving the business problems of financially beleaguered Long Island College Hospital will enable its medical services to ultimately thrive, those supportive of its partnership with a state institution said this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

OSA chief faces criticism

It should have been a banner week for Open Space Alliance Executive Director Stephanie Thayer. Comment.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Brooklyn Courier

Your are now entering Brooklynati

You’re invited to “Brooklynati” on July 8, when local hip−hop group Tanya Morgan play Southpaw. Comment.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Williamsburg

Beat it: Few new cops for Bklyn

If you think you’ll be seeing more cops walking the beat this summer – think again. Comment.
Williamsburg

Heads up! Measles is making a comeback in Brooklyn

A virus that was almost vaccinated into extinction in the U.S. is making a comeback in Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Wild and wooly neighbors in Brooklyn

You may not always get along with your neighbors, but the six white Bengal tigers, three Asian elephants and 15 or so miniature horses, French donkeys, llamas, goats and sheep that have been living side−by−side on Surf Avenue in Coney Island for the last month appear to be getting along just fine. Comment.
Williamsburg

Focus on Health: Arthritis

Children sometimes complain about aches in their joints. These aches could result from a variety of causes. But, if a child’s joints are swollen for six weeks in a row or longer, he or she may have juvenile arthritis (JA). Comment.
Letters

Letters to the Editor

Backing Brad Comment.
Williamsburg

Not for Nuthin’

Michael Jackson gave the world the Moon Walk, “Thriller,” short pants, white socks and a sequined glove. Not only did he provide us with great music and entertainment, but he also provided the gossips with tons of fodder and juicy conjecture. Comment.
Williamsburg

It’s Only My Opinion

Williamsburg

A Britisher’s View

The following is an excerpt from a story by Shavana Abruzzo, which appeared in the December 11, 1989 issue of this newspaper. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Tawdry American scandal from back in the day

Do you deplore the vulgar 24⁄7 tabloidization of contemporary American culture? Rest assured, the public’s appetite for scandal and the media’s eagerness to feed it were just as uncurbed in the past. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Walking through history

The New York Times “Newspaper in Education Program” and Green−Wood Cemetery have partnered to present a development workshop to assist teachers throughout the New York region in using Green−Wood Cemetery as a resource for their lessons about the Civil War, Industrial Revolution and 19th Century New York. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Felder: Scrap ‘advocate’

The money spent on the office of the public advocate could be better spent elsewhere −− “for schools, senior centers, child care,” for instance. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New effort launched to protect term limits

Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council may have skirted the city’s term limits law through legislating in a third term, but running for a fourth term may not be as easy. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Hotels check in on Duffield Pl.

A block in Brooklyn, once known for being the center of the borough’s abolitionist movement, might soon be known as hotel row. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Chestnut sets record; out−chomps Kobayashi

At two separate eating contests in Coney Island last week, it was the best of times — and the worst of times — for the human race. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Raunchiest ride on the rails

Neat freaks take heed: avoid the R train at all costs. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BK wins big at Mayor’s Cup

New York Junior Tennis League hosted its 22nd Annual Mayor’s Cup All−Scholastic Tennis Tournament Awards Ceremony at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, culminating nine days of tennis competition for more than 600 student−athletes from NYC’s public, private and parochial schools competing in 11 different events. Comment.

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