Brooklyn Courier

Monday, Oct. 5, 2009

Williamsburg

Cop suffers concussion

Flag this one under the old adage, “If he had any luck at all, it would be bad luck.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Hey, Bam...what do you say about Atlantic Yds?

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.
Williamsburg

Coal tar probe begins near Maspeth Avenue

Three industrial lots on a dead-end street off Maspeth Avenue in Williamsburg are the subject of an extensive environmental study for the presence of coal tar. Comment.
Williamsburg

Dude, it’s the 8th annual Big Lebowski fest

“What do you do for recreation?” asks Maude Lebowski in an early scene ofthe movie, “The Big Lebowski.” Comment.
Williamsburg

Pop’s is pushed to the brink

Pop’s Popular Clothing has been in business in North Brooklyn since 1949, weathering four wars, three recessions, and on rezoning. But the city’s constructions work on Kent Avenue, nearby the store’s 7 Franklin Street location, may force Pop’s to close its doors after 60 years on the waterfront. Comment.
Williamsburg

A little piece of heaven here in the nabe

The faithful turned frolickers as mom, dad and the kids teamed up with like-minded parishioners for a street festival in Greenpoint. Comment.
Williamsburg

GOP critic: ‘The worst our party has ever been’

A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment.
Williamsburg

Castle Braid: loaded with ‘Artillery’

North Brooklyn’s newest condo development is open for rent, but first, the artists are taking over. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘Mom, this was the best night of my life’

It’s done, the planning, the anticipation, the excitement - fini - it was the party of the century. At the end of the evening, my now mature, grown-up 16-year-old squealed with the delight of a six-year-old opening up a new Polly Pocket set, “Mom, this was the best night of my life,” she exclaimed, as she ripped off the dress, tore off the eyelashes and slowly transformed back into the child that we knew.  Comment.
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From the fringe to the cutting edge

Serendipity pressed flesh with haphazard while spontaneous shared the spotlight with downright weird during the annual Art Under the Bridge Festival at the DUMBO Arts Center. Comment.
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Health care crisis solution

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, as part of its “Sunday Platforms” series, “The Health Care Crisis Has a Solution,” with Dr. Jaime Torres, president of Latinos for National Health Insurance, at 11 a.m., October 4 in the main hall of the Society’s Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment.
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Manhattan Bridge b’day

The Manhattan Bridge, the youngest of the four East River Bridges, will celebrate its 100th birthday October 4. The celebration, capped by a firework display by Grucci of NY that night, will include a parade of historic vehicles, walking and bike tours, and public discussions on the history and construction of the bridge. Comment.
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Be fashionable, be fake!

TyeakiaDesigns2010 will be presenting her collection of fake animals jackets, coats, and skirts in fake mink, zebra, and cheetah, as well as big belts, fitted sweaters, and African-inspired jewelry and art collage T- shirts during the opening of her showroom/ gallery at Brooklyn Art Studios, 276 Greenpoint Avenue, studio 1303, in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, October 3 from 3-10 p.m. Comment.
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Fourth Annual ArtMart

PLG Arts presents its fourth annual ArtMart 11225 community arts and crafts market, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain date: October 4) on Lincoln Road between Ocean and Flatbush avenues. Comment.

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