Brooklyn Courier

Friday, Oct. 2, 2009

Williamsburg

Davila ready for new line

Two weeks after falling short of defeating incumbent Councilmember Diana Reyna (D-Williamsburg) in a bid for the 34th District Council seat, Democratic District Leader Maritza Davila is preparing to revive her campaign for office on the Working Families Party line. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bleak picture for Brooklyn workers

The borough is bleeding jobs and personal income continues to fall, according to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual Labor Market Review. Comment.
Williamsburg

Power plant bid fizzles

TransGas Energy Systems lost its appeal to construct an underground 1,100-megawatt (MW) power plant on an eight-acre site off Kent Avenue and North 12th Street last week, further paving the way for an unobstructed network of parkland along the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront. Comment.
Williamsburg

Dems choose Bill de Blasio to be advocate

Bill de Blasio has always been a bit of a pain in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s side. Come this January, it looks like he’s going to get paid to do that and then some. Comment.
Williamsburg

Yassky goes down to defeat; Liu gets nod

Two-term Brooklyn Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) lost in a Democratic primary run-off to his Queens colleague Councilmember John Liu (D-Flushing), ending his bid to be the city’s next Comptroller. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘He sold out!’ Yassky critics shout

Williamsburg activists are hoping time is on their side. Comment.
Williamsburg

Backlash for anti-Semites

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment.
Williamsburg

No excuse for bad behavior, Joe Wilson

“You lie” shouted Rep Joe Wilson. It was rude and uncalled for. I’m not an Obama fan but unlike Mr. Wilson now, and the many Democrats who booed President Bush in the past, I still have respect for the office of the leader of the free world. They were as disrespectful as Mr. Wilson but that’s still no defense. We should not point to one bad behavior to excuse another. Comment.
Williamsburg

Free speech should not engender ill will

The lifeblood of liberty is free speech. Comment.
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‘Worst’ of times for Kings County GOP

A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment.
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Brooklyn chefs take ‘Iron’ challenge

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment.
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‘Bam is mum on Nets sale

President Obama may have weighed in on New York’s upcoming gubernatorial race, but he remains silent when it comes to commenting on Atlantic Yards. Comment.
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Many ‘stuck’ with Yassky

He may not have been stuck on their minds, but David Yassky was certainly stuck to voters’ windshields Tuesday morning. Comment.
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Brooklyn workers in crisis

The borough is bleeding jobs and personal income continues to fall, according to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual Labor Market Review. Comment.
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BK Jeers for anti-Semites

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment.
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Brooklyn-bred author pens gritty new cop drama

Before engaging eager borough readers on Detective Joe Rizzo’s ash-gray outlook on life amid the hard-scrabble streets of Bensonhurst next week, author Lou Manfredo is going to do something distinctly Brooklyn. Comment.
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Green dreams for Kensington Triangle

All the West Kensington Action Group wants is a little green and it’s not money. Comment.
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Yassky sticks it to motorists

He may not have been stuck on their minds, but David Yassky was certainly stuck to voters’ windshields Tuesday morning. Comment.
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Liu beats Yassky in bid for%A0 comptroller nod

Two-term Brooklyn Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) lost in a Democratic primary run-off to his Queens colleague Councilmember John Liu (D-Flushing), ending his bid to be the city’s next Comptroller. Comment.
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Your guide to civic 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.
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Get your tricks and treats

The Fourth Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival of Puppetry Arts will be held October 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Street Recreation Center of PS 372 between Third & Fourth avenues in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment.
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Dems like Bill de Blasio for public advocate

Bill de Blasio has always been a bit of a pain in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s side. Come this January, it looks like he’s going to get paid to do that and then some. Comment.
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Sicko shutterbug

Have camera, will catch women in compromising positions. Comment.
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Atlantic Yards goes global

President Obama may have weighed in on New York’s upcoming gubernatorial race, but he remains silent when it comes to commenting on Atlantic Yards. Comment.
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Chefs have the skill-et to win%A0

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment.
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Dutch team goes the extra mile in Red Hook

Miles4Justice, which fundraises to support the cause of human rights around the world, sailed into Brooklyn to donate funding for a new mural project. Comment.
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New effort to safeguard ‘death fences’

Stalled condo projects and big blue “death fences” may be the order of the day throughout Brooklyn, but that doesn’t mean a community’s quality of life has to suffer. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Cab thieves collared

Police apprehended two of three thieves who allegedly tried to hold up a cab driver during a trip to the corner of Fulton and Jay streets last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

‘Iron Chef’ battle in BK

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Best ‘street grub’ in NYC is here

In the end, Brooklyn’s huaraches stomped on the competition. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Don’t hate on bk!

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Grand theft purse!

Attention, Brooklyn Heights shoppers: take your purse with you when entering a store. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Hey, ‘Bam...What’s up with the Yards?

President Obama may have weighed in on New York’s upcoming gubernatorial race, but he remains silent when it comes to commenting on Atlantic Yards. Comment.
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Vue vexes nabe

Residents on the border of Park Slope are wishing they didn’t have rooms with a Vue. Comment.
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Red Hook vendor has best street food in the city

In the end, Brooklyn’s huaraches stomped on the competition. Comment.

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