Brooklyn Courier

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009

Williamsburg

With friends like Dov Hikind, who needs enemies?

An endorsement from a conservative Borough Park legislator and a debate over a park on the other side of the borough could cost City Council candidate Brad Lander some votes in the upcoming primary. Comment.
Williamsburg

Street cleared for partying on Montrose Ave.

Simple pleasures and community friendship added to a fun−filled revel in Williamsburg when neighbors united for a block party along Montrose Avenue. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bklyn parents pan revised mayoral control bill

The revised mayoral control bill supported by the State Senate fails to ensure true parental input in public schools, parents claim. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bklyn tie$ in NJ fed bust

Fourteen Brooklynites, including several prominent rabbis, were charged last week with public corruption and money laundering centered around real estate dealings in New Jersey. Comment.
Williamsburg

Good food, without the pretentiousness

Fugghedabout the Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center, borough−faithful bon vivants savored less pretentious – if as delectable – fare at the Unfancy Food Show in Williamsburg, where close to 20 exhibitors showcased their mouthwatering morsels for a louder and less uptight crowd. Comment.
Williamsburg

Night Out Against Crime coming near you

Call it “Crime Fighting: The Next Generation.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Fun for the whole family on Manhattan Avenue

Ahhh — this is the life. Comment.
Williamsburg

New report: half of Brooklyn could lose a few

Brooklyn’s love handles are showing. Comment.
Williamsburg

Apparently, not filthy enough

She might be the Pig Pen of Brooklyn, but a Crown Heights woman failed to claim the prize for the country’s worst pig sty. Comment.
Williamsburg

Your guide to local meetings this month

The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718−615−2500, ext. 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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It’s One Mint Julep live

Brooklyn Social Presents One Mint Julep, every Tuesday from 9 p.m. ’til late, featuring DJ Becky Birmingham playing treasures from the vinyl archives, including soul, rockabilly, ska, and beyond, while Master of Ceremonies Ivan Martin provides customized cocktails. There is no cover. Comment.
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B train to slow down this fall

The silver bullet will soon be unceremoniously transformed into a sterling snail. Comment.
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AY opponents look to black leaders for help

Following several raucous meetings concerning the Atlantic Yards project, opponents have put out the call for protection. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Your local civic meetings for August

The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718−615−2500, ext. 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.
Brooklyn Courier

This ain’t your ordinary summer job

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Traveling enviro−museum to bring the estuary to you

They might be more comfortable underwater, but a local conservation group is hitting the road for a borough−wide environmental education tour. Comment.
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From out of the woodwork

The Empire State Development Corporation’s public hearings on the Modified General Project Plan (MGPP) for the proposed Atlantic Yards project drew a wide array of members from various community organizations and neighborhood residents to put in their opinions. Comment.
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It’s ‘Christmas’ in August!

St. John’s Bread & Life, Brooklyn’s largest and likely the nation’s most high−tech soup kitchen, is celebrating “Christmas in August” by hosting a baseball outing to raise funds for its annual holiday program, Sponsor−A−Family. Comment.
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‘Huge Art Sale’ on Fifth Ave. August 1

The Fifth Avenue BID is sponsoring a “Huge Art Sale,” from 12−8 p.m., August 1 on Fifth Avenue and Third Street, as well as a “Kids Chalk Art Extravaganza,” 3−6 p.m., August 1, on Fifth Avenue and Fourth Street. Comment.
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Celebrating red hook’s ‘rich’ taste for friendly fun

Red Hook bopped as block party fever seized homeowners along Richards Street. Comment.
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Street renaming effort for late poet

Many knew him as Brooklyn’s poet laureate, but to those who live in the tight−knit Gravesend community, the late Ken Siegelman was also a beloved friend and neighbor. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

No more free rides for two

A short−lived bicycle theft spree in Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill may have been the free−wheeling work of two suspects that cops nabbed red−handed last week. Comment.
Williamsburg

Mayoral visits raise eyebrows

The lack of open space in Williamsburg and Greenpoint following the 2005 rezoning is one of the key issues in campaigns for City Council and citywide races this fall, but with tax revenues falling, city officials are in a difficult position. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009

Brooklyn Heights

Cut on Willoughby

A man who recently sued the city on allegations that cops had sodomized him with a police radio ended up in the hospital once again following an attack on Willoughby Street. Comment.

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