Brooklyn Courier

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009

Williamsburg

Skate Rage

A road rage incident landed on a whole new level of crazy last week when a motorist was attacked by a skateboarder testing out tricks on Berry Street. Comment.
Williamsburg

Push for new sick%A0day legislation

Barely two weeks after the Democratic primary, several hundred Latino immigrant workers and students pressed City Council members new and old to pass paid sick days legislation in a mass demonstration across the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment.
Williamsburg

More mammograms, fewer deaths

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined. Comment.
Williamsburg

Sugar-Sweets Bake Festival on Havemeyer St.

The City Reliquary is closing Havemeyer Street for the Sugar-Sweets Bake Festival, October 10 from 12-6 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

School, day care ctr. showcase

Town Square and Council Members Diana Reyna and David Yassky invite all to the educational showcase Schoolfest at PS 147 & the Brooklyn Latin School, 325 Bushwick Avenue in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Truck traffic backlash

Williamsburg residents are taking traffic matters into their own hands. Comment.
Williamsburg

McCarren Tennis Rallies to Fix Courts

Williamsburg resident Sean Hoess has been playing tennis on McCarren Park’s popular courts for the past seven years.On awarm fall weekend, the courts could often be occupied for several hours. Comment.
Williamsburg

1-year creek study

After making an initial recommendation to put Newtown Creek, one of the most polluted waterways in the nation, on the federal Superfund list, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials noted that it will take approximately one year of testing to determine whether the federal government will begin cleaning pollution along the creek. Comment.
Williamsburg

Markowitz draws Dems’ ire

Borough President Marty Markowitz’s endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg is not sitting well with Brooklyn’s Democratic leaders. Comment.
Williamsburg

Focus on Breast Cancer: Online resource aids in%A0fight

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) organization is a partnership of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services. Comment.
Williamsburg

Focus on Breast Cancer: Confronting illness head on

Thanks to early detection and recent medical advances, women are surviving breast cancer, remaining disease free and living longer, healthier lives. Yet, despite this encouraging news, being diagnosed with breast cancer can still be an overwhelming experience. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer, remember that no one has to face this disease alone. Comment.
Williamsburg

Let there be ‘Light’ at fest

Williamsburg, Brooklyn will get a bit brighter with the grand opening of Light-Up Brooklyn, an unprecedented lighting concept shop, whose inception will be marked with an Oktoberfest block party celebration from 2-8 p.m., October 17. Comment.
Williamsburg

Vollies wanted for canal clean

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is looking for volunteers to participate in their next monthly Clean & Green event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 17 at Degraw Street off Bond Street, west of the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Williamsburg

Modern day streaker!

I’m a doorman in a building in Midtown. Comment.
Williamsburg

13 charged as scam artists

Thirteen Brooklyn con artists were pulled from a life of riches and luxury cars to a jail cell and a shared toilet after falling into Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes’ ever widening fraud net. Comment.
Williamsburg

GOPers return Eaton as county chairman

GOP chair Craig Eaton was overwhelmingly re-elected to another term last week, besting challenger and longtime borough Republican politico Arnaldo Ferraro. Comment.
Williamsburg

Thompson opens up campaign office here

Amid a cheerful crowd spilling out onto the street and chanting “Eight is Enough!”, City Comptroller William Thompson, the Democratic nominee for mayor, officially opened his Williamsburg campaign office on October 2. Comment.
Williamsburg

Transit wait times to go digital

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
Williamsburg

It’s time to hold rogue Iran accountable

“Confronting the Zionist regime is a national and religious duty,” fumed Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to worshippers in Tehran during the recent annual anti-Israel rally, which ironically consecrates the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan and raises disturbing concerns about the focus of Iran’s controversial nuclear desires. Comment.
Williamsburg

The Gershbeins will boycott the Beck boycott

BoroBeat

Most Holy Trinity Church blesses nabe’s pets

The courtyard of Most Holy Trinity Church morphed into an outdoor altar, drawing pet lovers from across the neighborhood for the annual blessing of the animals. Comment.
BoroBeat

Time for fun and games at new P.S. 110 playground

There’s a brand new playground at Public School 110 %u2013 and the kids are jumping for joy over it. Comment.
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‘Mr. Karate USA’ wows Kings Kids youngsters

Martial Arts Superstar Paul “Mr. Karate USA” Mormando and his demo team put on a spirited demonstration for members of their Kings Kids Club, as well as to teach them some self-defense moves. Comment.
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Downward spiral

Park Slope is continuing its trend toward becoming a crime-free zone. Comment.
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Borough Hall showcases ‘Dreamland Bell’

Poised majestically on Dreamland Pier, it used to announce the arrivals and departures of steamships traveling from Brooklyn and the tip of Manhattan. Comment.
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Pechefsky:%A0Brad means%A0’politics as usual’

Who says that Green party candidates are nothing but tree huggers? Comment.
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BK on the%A0march to D.C.

Brooklyn will be well-represented in Washington D.C. this Sunday as hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) residents prepare to join the historic National Equality March. Comment.
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Boo! Check into the ‘Gravesend Inn’

Prepare to be scared! Comment.
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Self-service library book check-out

You’ll be able to check out your own books at the Park Slope library by the time its roster of improvements is completed. Comment.
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Lander lands a big one

He’s not just the bona fide winner: He’s the certified winner. Comment.
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Walk to help beat back breast cancer and heart disease

Throw on a pair of sneakers and you can join the fight against heart disease and breast cancer. Comment.
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Woof and amen: area church blesses furry flock

Some of the “parishioners” had four legs and their howls, yelps and chirps could be heard from blocks away as the annual blessing of the animals got underway at St. Peter St. Paul Our Lady of Pilar Church. Comment.
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Fresh haunt for Halloween parade

Fifth Avenue has finally joined the parade. Comment.
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Yards traffic suit

Community groups will soon file a lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of a modified plan for the Atlantic Yards project, arguing that the Empire State Development Corporation accepted skewed data and failed to meaningfully engage the public during its review of the controversial plan, this paper has learned. Comment.
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Free Book Swap on tap soon

The Cobble Hill Association is sponsoring a free Book Swap, October 17from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long Island College Hospital Sitting Park,corner of Henry and Pacific streets in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. Comment.
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Spanning the years: the Manhattan Bridge at 100

The youngest of the four East River bridges is a fully-fledged golden oldie. Comment.
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Candidates: just how democratic are we?

With Brad Lander’s primary win all but assuring him a seat in the New York City Council come January, Monday night’s candidates forum on 7th Avenue was more about how we conduct elections in this city than who might actually be the best person to represent the 39th District. Comment.
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Cell phone tower ‘check-ups’

The struggle to limit the proliferation of cell phone antennae in New York City has been a frustrating one. Comment.
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Cancer claims Issue Project Room’s Suzanne Fiol

Suzanne Fiol, the stylish, spirited artist and founder of Issue Project Room, the experimental music venue in Gowanus, died October 5 at New York Presbyterian Hospital after a long battle with cancer. She was 49. Comment.
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New funding for Gowanus Canal cleanup study

The US House of Representatives approved $134,000 in federal resources for the US Army Corps of Engineers study currently underway at the Gowanus Canal and Bay. The funding was included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations conference report.Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez applauded the funding as the next step toward completing this important study. Comment.
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Catch up with BK’s modern streaker

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Marty earns Democrats’ ire

Borough President Marty Markowitz’s endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg is not sitting well with Brooklyn’s Democratic leaders. Comment.
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Clean and Green event

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is looking for volunteers to participate in their next monthly Clean & Green event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 17 at Degraw Street off Bond Street, west of the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
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Commuter clock coming

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
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Hockey always stays in the blood

They dangled for their dearly departed. Comment.
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Big plays help Cougars ground Falcons

The feeling was mutual among the Bishop Ford players. Comment.
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Brooklyn Tech loses two-touchdown lead, game to Erasmus

Brooklyn Tech was nursing a lead with 35 seconds left in the first half. The Engineers were hoping to steal another score before the break, so coach Kyle McKenna reached into his bag of tricks and called for a halfback pass. Comment.
BoroBeat

Thousands pack Atlantic Avenue for Antic

A sun-kissed autumn lark %u2013 and then some %u2013 was in store for revelers as they marched to the jaunty beat of Brooklyn’s premier party, the Atlantic Antic. Comment.
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Swastika smear

A woman walked out of her home on Strong Place between Degraw and Kane streets last week to find that someone had scrawled a swastika on her front door. Comment.
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13 charged as scammers

Thirteen Brooklyn con artists were pulled from a life of riches and luxury cars to a jail cell and a shared toilet after falling into Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes’ ever widening fraud net. Comment.
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Catch up with Bklyn’s modern-day Streak

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MTA promises new ‘clock’

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
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Council reacts to ‘bad vibes’

The struggle to limit the proliferation of cell phone antennae in New York City has been a frustrating one. Comment.
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There’s a brand new bishop in town

Long Island’s new Brooklyn-born Episcopalian leader received a warm borough welcome %u2013 complete with the skirl of bagpipes and a Chinese lion dance %u2013 when he arrived for a “meet and greet” service with his new flock at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New effort to monitor cell towers

The struggle to limit the proliferation of cell phone antennae in New York City has been a frustrating one. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Commuter countdown coming%A0

In the near future, waiting might not be the hardest part. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Return of the Streak: Naked runner hits town

Brooklyn Heights

Yards challenge

Community groups will soon file a lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of a modified plan for the Atlantic Yards project, arguing that the Empire State Development Corporation accepted skewed data and failed to meaningfully engage the public during its review of the controversial plan, this paper has learned. Comment.

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