Brooklyn Courier

Friday, Aug. 28, 2009

Williamsburg

Caper leads to concussion

A 31-year-old woman suffered a concussion during a brutal mugging in which a thug threw her into a fire hydrant. Comment.
Williamsburg

Gavel to Gavel

An actor from the CW television drama “One Tree Hill” will be delving into the role of a hardened convict when he is sentenced to a year behind bars for identity theft. Comment.
Williamsburg

Find out how to get ‘Made in NY’%A0

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations — a nonprofit organization — and The New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting is now accepting applications for the 16th cycle of The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program. Comment.
Williamsburg

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.
Williamsburg

Avella: ‘the revolution starts now’ for community input

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.
Williamsburg

Kent Ave. pains

On the new one-way Kent Avenue, drivers have found they are going no way. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bloomberg: City close to a Coney Island deal

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn Politics

Borough President Marty Markowitz joined a growing chorus of elected officials backing Democratic candidate Steve Levin in the 33rd District Council race (Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Williamsburg) to replace David Yassky. Comment.
Williamsburg

Area seniors meet & greet with pols in Long Island

Thousands of Brooklyn seniors enjoyed a day of summer fun in the sun, greeting dozens of Brooklyn political hopefuls at Sunken Meadow State Park, sponsored by the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, on Long Island on Thursday, August 20. Comment.
Williamsburg

BPL bans ‘offensive’ book

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Williamsburg

AIDSVote 2009 to host candidates

What will Bill de Blasio do to help undocumented immigrants living with HIV? What will David Yassky do to make sure more people get tested for HIV? Comment.
Williamsburg

Borough Briefs

Spike Lee’s tribute to Michael Jackson will be held this Saturday, August 29, in Prospect Park. Comment.
Williamsburg

Claws bared in 33rd race

Upstart candidate Doug Biviano is continuing to lob accusations at the perceived frontrunners in the 33rd City Council District Democratic Primary race. Comment.
Williamsburg

MTA tells%A0 pol to ‘beat it’ on Jackson tribute

A local City Council member wants some type of recognition at the subway station commemorating Michael Jackson’s video masterpiece, Bad, being filmed there. Comment.
Williamsburg

Locked out of Dreamland

“This summer will be the best we have had in decades.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Community fair coming September 12

In the face of an ongoing recession, businesses nationwide have been forced to scale back on their operations. Brooklyn industry has been no exception, evidenced by restaurant closings, factory layoffs, and mortgage delinquency rates 1.5% higher than the national average (Crain’s New York). Comment.
Williamsburg

Yes they can: Comptroller candidates woo Brooklyn For Barack

One year after organizing hundreds of phone banking and fundraising events to elect Barack Obama president of the United States, Brooklyn For Barack members have turned their attention to raising awareness about citywide races such as the Democratic primary for Comptroller. Comment.
Williamsburg

Healthcare - not as sick as they say

One year ago, only 29 percent of the likely voters in the United States rated our health care system as good or excellent. Three months ago, that number jumped to 35 percent. Right now, 48 percent of American voters give our health care system high marks.Only 19 percent rate it as poor. Has American medicine really improved 60 percent in 12 months? Of course not. It seems that the more we hear about Obamacare, the more we appreciate the great system we already have. Ya hear that, Chuck? Comment.
Williamsburg

What’s it like to grow up as a Muslim?

She couldn’t leave the house alone, she couldn’t look her father in the eyewithout her head covered and she couldn’t refuse an arranged marriage %u2013 unless she wanted to be blackballed by her family, or worse, fall prey to an honor killing. Comment.
Williamsburg

Mid-week fireworks for baseball fans

Oy, vey.Is this a great idea, or what? Comment.
BoroBeat

Billyburg fills with Dominican pride

Williamsburg’s rich Dominican culture was on display last week as dozens of beautifully clad marchers paraded down Graham Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BPL book ban

The Brooklyn Public Library pulled a book off the shelves after it was deemed racially offensive. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Community meetings

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 718-260-2529. 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.
Brooklyn Courier

Ferries bet. Brooklyn and Governors Island

Governors Island has become such a popular destination for Brooklyn residents that more ferry service will be offered between the borough and Governors Island, the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation announced. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Conservatives: Hit the road, George

The sex-abuse charges hanging over City Council hopeful George Smith’s head is making him too hot for borough conservatives to handle. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Avella makes his case at this paper’s Downtown office

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.
Brooklyn Courier

MTA tells City Council member to beat it

A local City Council member wants some type of recognition at the subway station commemorating Michael Jackson’s video masterpiece, Bad, being filmed there. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Back-to-school shopping fun

Downtown Brooklyn is turning on the charm to coax back-to-school shoppers on Friday, September 4. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Mayor defends Yards

Mayor Michael Bloomberg received a fair share of supporters and enemies Monday when he defended the much-ballyhooed Atlantic Yards project, which he believes should be completed. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hearing candidates out%A0

One year after organizing hundreds of phone banking and fundraising events to elect Barack Obama president of the United States, Brooklyn For Barack members have turned their attention to raising awareness about citywide races such as the Democratic primary for Comptroller. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Community fair hopes to revitalize Brooklyn economy

In the face of an ongoing recession, businesses nationwide have been forced to scale back on their operations. Brooklyn industry has been no exception, evidenced by restaurant closings, factory layoffs, and mortgage delinquency rates 1.5% higher than the national average (Crain’s New York). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Made in NY’ looking for applicants

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations — a nonprofit organization — and The New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting is now accepting applications for the 16th cycle of The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Mayor: city planning for Coney Island’s upgrade

Coney Island could get revitalized a lot sooner than you think. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Best of the best from Bklyn

Winning was going to be hard enough for Team Prince in the West 4th high-school division girls’ championship. Key guards Baytania Newman and Angel Porter, both South Shore HS alums, could not attend the game, held last Sunday afternoon, because they were headed to Central Arizona College to start classes. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bklynite scores on the big screen

Courtney Castro got a taste of what it’s like to play for the New Jersey Nets at the IZOD Center, even if it was just for the big screen. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

St. Francis College ready for breakout season

St. Francis College just missed out on the Northeast Conference tournament last season, despite an 11-4-3 overall and 4-3-2 in the league. The Terriers are ready for a breakout season, at least that’s the opinion of the NEC coaches, who picked St. Francis to finish fourth in the conference with two voting for the Terriers to claim the regular-season title. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

LIU women’s soccer #2 in poll

Coming off one of the best seasons in the program’s history, the Long Island University women’s soccer team was picked to finish second in the Northeast Conference in a preseason poll released Wednesday. Comment.
BoroBeat

Gov gives West Indian Day parade honors

Governor David Paterson was on hand to honor the life-blood of the West Indian Day Parade and Carnival, which enters its 42nd year this Labor Day. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hit the road, George

The sex-abuse charges hanging over City Council hopeful George Smith’s head is making him too hot for borough conservatives to handle. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Good times for ‘Thelma’

It’s okay if you call Bern Nadette Stanis “Thelma.” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More ferry service to shuttle Brooklynites to Gov. Island

Governors Island has become such a popular destination for Brooklyn residents that more ferry service will be offered between the borough and Governors Island, the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation announced. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Recycling pieces of historic building

Taking recycling to the next level, an old building on the Brooklyn Bridge Park grounds will be deconstructed, with the salvaged materials finding other uses around the park. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Choppers heading Bklyn’s way

Fears oftourist helicopters packing East River air space and perhaps taking side trips over the borough are spreading in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
BoroBeat

Coming together for peace and fun

The Cobble Hill Health Center’s Therapeutic Recreation Department, in paying homage to spirituality’s role in healing, held its eagerly anticipated annual Interfaith Celebration. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Rash of cabbie hold-ups

If this keeps up, commuters in Boerum Hill will be hailing in vain. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Gov gives West Indian Day parade honors%A0

Governor David Paterson was on hand to honor the life-blood of the West Indian Day Parade and Carnival, which enters its 42nd year this Labor Day. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Claws bared in 33rd District race

Upstart candidate Doug Biviano is continuing to lob accusations at the perceived frontrunners in the 33rd City Council District Democratic Primary race. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Mike still strong for Yards

Mayor Michael Bloomberg received a fair share of supporters and enemies Monday when he defended the much-ballyhooed Atlantic Yards project, which he believes should be completed. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Say hello to the real ‘Thelma’ - Bern Nadette Stanis

It’s okay if you call Bern Nadette Stanis “Thelma.” Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

High flying fears

Fears oftourist helicopters packing East River air space and perhaps taking side trips over the borough are spreading in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Interfaith celebration at Cobble Hill Health Ctr.

The Cobble Hill Health Center’s Therapeutic Recreation Department, in paying homage to spirituality’s role in healing, held its eagerly anticipated annual Interfaith Celebration. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Park building to get a second life

Taking recycling to the next level, an old building on the Brooklyn Bridge Park grounds will be deconstructed, with the salvaged materials finding other uses around the park. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Book too ‘racy’ for BPL shelf

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

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009

Williamsburg

Justice for Judo queen

For many in the martial arts world Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi is known as the Mother of Women’s Judo. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Lots’ to squawk about

The preponderance of vacant lots in Williamsburg has been a long-festering problem, but it is rapidly gaining the attention of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York media as the election for citywide races approaches. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bedford Avenue is on a summertime roll

Say whatever you want -- it was pretty narly. Comment.
Williamsburg

Octoberfest!

The Services for the UnderServed (SUS) Young Leaders Council presents its Second Annual SUS Octoberfest will be held at the Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street near Wythe Avenue, October 1 from 6:30-10 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Weiner urges single-payer healthcare

Claims of moving toward Communism and taxes paying illegal immigrants’ medical bills were heard, but last week’s town hall meeting on establishing a National Health Care (NHC) system proved tame compared to similar meetings held around the country. Comment.
Williamsburg

Beep Wants Fresh Food in New Developments

Brooklyn leaders know that while New Yorkers should be eating more fruits and vegetables, there are not enough grocery stores in many city neighborhoods. Comment.
Williamsburg

New effort in Williamsburg to ‘unmask’ landlords

For years, the address has sent shivers through the spines of tenants throughout North Brooklyn: 199 Lee Avenue. Comment.
Williamsburg

Many mourn%A0 death of local firefighter

Friends and family attended funeral services on Long Island for Paul Warhola, one of Williamsburg’s veteran firefighters, who died last week from an apparent stroke suffered while answering an emergency call. Comment.
Williamsburg

Kent Avenue anger

Just as an online petition to keep Kent Avenue a two-way street has been circulating throughout Williamsburg e-mail groups, Department of Transportation (DOT) officials quietly announced that two sections of Kent Avenue would be converted to northbound-only streets. Comment.
Williamsburg

800 flock to ‘Monster’ job fair

Despite the city’s high unemployment rate, Brooklyn residents were optimistic at a recent job fair in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Delia cries ‘foul’

A longtime civic activist charged The New York Times with propagating a smear campaign as she tries to unseat incumbent Letitia James in the upcoming 35th District City Council Democratic Primary. Comment.
Williamsburg

On the job at the circus

It’s the ultimate summer job: running away and joining the circus. Comment.
Williamsburg

Biv Sharpens Message

Sparks continue to fly between two Brooklyn City Council candidates in an increasingly negative Democratic primary race to replace Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg). Comment.
Williamsburg

Support eroding for Yassky 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.
Williamsburg

The Anbesol made her do it

Over 30 years ago, Flip Wilson strutted across our TV screens coining the phrase “The devil made me do it.” This simple little phrase colored our language and gave us a convenient excuse when the truth was too hard to handle - No longer would we ever call a spade a spade. There would always be an excuse. It’s not us, its the devil, or the Anbesol. Comment.
Williamsburg

Burqa ‘not welcome’ in Free World

If clothing is a measure of how we view ourselves and one another, then few garments in history have been such a lightning rod for controversy as the Islamic veil. Comment.
Williamsburg

Aviator to host Summerfest

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.
Williamsburg

Step right up for free movies

Town Square, Edge 11211, and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation present SummerStarz, free movies on Thursdays at East River State Park, North Eighth Street & Kent Avenue now through September 3. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cyclones support HeartShare

Come out to the Brooklyn Cyclones game, August 24, and support HeartShare Human Services and its autism programs and HeartShare Wellness. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn gives a warm Dodger welcome to the one-and-only Tommy Lasorda

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.
Williamsburg

Bark in the Park returns to KeySpan

The Brooklyn Cyclones invite canine lovers to bring their dogs to the annual “Bark in the Park” game, August 26th at KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Avenue at West 17th Street, Coney Island. Comment.
Williamsburg

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Support erodes for Yassky’s 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.
Brooklyn Courier

Delia cries ‘foul’%A0

A longtime civic activist charged The New York Times with propagating a smear campaign as she tries to unseat incumbent Letitia James in the upcoming 35th District City Council Democratic Primary. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn Battle Week is coming

The start of the 233rd Commemoration of Brooklyn Battle Week will commence with the 101st Prison Ship Martyrs’ Memorial Tribute by the Society of Old Brooklynites, August 22 at 10 a.m. at the base of the148-foot tall Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, Fort Greene Park (enter at DeKalb Avenue and Fort Greene Place). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

$25 million condo hits the mkt.

Say brother, can you spare $25 million? Comment.
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Now playing - The Matrix! It’s 1999 all over again at Jay Street subway station

Commuters in the Jay Street subway station may have thought they traveled back to 1999, as workers uncovered a movie poster of “The Matrix,” the science fiction blockbuster starring Keanu Reeves. The wall has since been re-tiled — or perhaps they’re just feeding us the blue pill. Photos by Gary Buiso Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Construction worker falls to death

A 42-year-old construction worker was killed after he fell off a scaffolding hitched to a 12th Street building. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Council candidates tackle transit issues

What is the best way to get from Point A to Point B? Comment.
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Brother George Larkin, O.S.F. dies

Brother George Larkin, O.S.F., of St. Francis College’s Admissions Office, whose welcoming face students saw on their first day of college each semester and their last when they graduated, has died. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Shocking sex scandal surfaces; could sink GOPer

City Council hopeful George Smith hasn’t even begun the policial career he’s vying for and he’s already been slapped with sexual harassment charges. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Call for single payer now!

Claims of moving toward Communism and taxes paying illegal immigrants’ medical bills were heard, but last week’s town hall meeting on establishing a National Health Care (NHC) system proved tame compared to similar meetings held around the country. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BK trolleys being shopped around

Just as Mayor Bloomberg hinted that he was interested in bringing streetcar service back to Red Hook and other waterfront areas, a local businessman is looking to divest himself of his fleet of four trolleys laying fallow on his Van Brunt Street property for years, this paper has learned. Comment.
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Gowanus Clean & Green%A0

Volunteers are needed for the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s August 22 Clean & Green, toclean up of the banks of the Gowanus Canal on Degraw Street off Nevins Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Tone of 33rd race goes negative

Sparks continue to fly between two Brooklyn City Council candidates in an increasingly negative Democratic primary race to replace Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg). Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

On the Canal hook

National Grid may have some welcome company to help it foot the bill to clean the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal, this paper has learned. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Give the gift of life at blood drive

The North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District invites you to give the gift of life...donate blood during the annual blood drive sponsored by Crunch and Healthy Nibbles, August 28 from 2-7:30 p.m. in front of 300 Flatbush Avenue at Sterling Place & Eighth Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Back-to-school Summerfest at Aviator

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Warm welcome for Tommy Lasorda

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.
Brooklyn Courier

At long last, ‘Mother of Judo’ to finally get medal %A0

For many in the martial arts world Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi is known as the Mother of Women’s Judo. Comment.
BoroBeat

Neighbors host a spectacular summertime ‘10’

Mom, dad and the kids made merry with their neighbors during a block party in Park Slope. Comment.
BoroBeat

Soap box derby brings out the racer in kids

No engines, all attitude. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn 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.
Brooklyn Courier

BK PoP makes the scene

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.
Brooklyn Courier

On the hook for Gowanus clean up

National Grid may have some welcome company to help it foot the bill to clean the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal, this paper has learned. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Iron Mike’s new rules about school apply

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.
Brooklyn Courier

Shuck yeah! Jamaica Bay eyed for return of the oyster!

A new study aims to determine whether Jamaica Bay is clean enough to one day make oysters — and environmentalists — happy as clams. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Subway shutdown shocker

Carroll Gardens commuters are reacting strongly this week to MTA plans to shutter the Smith Street subway entrance to the F and G lines and pull the token booth clerk out of the President Street station. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Rezoning and reservations

Eleven local residents showed up last week to the Department of City Planning’s (DCP) public hearing on the proposed rezoning of Carroll Gardens to voice approval, but with some caveats. Comment.
BoroBeat

That old gang of mine at Coffey park

There was plenty of “old school” fun to be had at Coffey ParkSunday as residents put on another fun-filled Old Timer’s Reunion celebration. Comment.
BoroBeat

Cops & community team up against crime

It was something to see: police officers sharing hamburgers with happy kids. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn shipwrecked in Queens

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.
Brooklyn Heights

Purse pinched at Simon office

It’s not Watergate, but when it comes to the hotly contested fight for the 33rd Council District, you never know. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New call for single-payer

Claims of moving toward Communism and taxes paying illegal immigrants’ medical bills were heard, but last week’s town hall meeting on establishing a National Health Care (NHC) system proved tame compared to similar meetings held around the country. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Iron Mike’s new school rules apply

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.
Brooklyn Heights

Candidates in 33rd City Council race slam it out

Those battling candidates for the open 33rd City Council district seat continued to get in their digs at each other and plead their case last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Con Ed, Chemtura on Gowanus Canal hook

National Grid may have some welcome company to help it foot the bill to clean the heavily polluted Gowanus Canal, this paper has learned. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Stimulus for Albee Square project

The city last week awarded $20 million in tax-exempt federal stimulus bonds to get shovels in the ground for the long-stalled mixed retail/residential project at Albee Square. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Negativity flies in 33rd race

Sparks continue to fly between two Brooklyn City Council candidates in an increasingly negative Democratic primary race to replace Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg). Comment.
BoroBeat

Circus fun & games come to Columbus Park

The Boom-A-Ring isn’t the only circus in town. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

BK goes down with the ship

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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