Brooklyn Courier

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

Williamsburg

Pistoleer sought

An area man has been connected to a pistol-whipping and robbery in Brooklyn Heights, officials said. Comment.
Williamsburg

Woman threatens judge

A woman in a muddled divorce case against a Nigerian senator was arrested and sent to psychiatric evaluation after she threatened the life of the Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge overseeing divorce proceedings. Comment.
Williamsburg

Green Jobs for Brownfields

With two polluted waterways facing Superfund designation, scores of brownfields to remediate and countless buildings to abate, Brooklyn’s environmental workers will be busy in the coming years. Comment.
Williamsburg

Senate punts gay marriage to another day

What a tease! Comment.
Williamsburg

You Could Be Miss G Train!

Brooklyn’s equally beloved and reviled subway line, the G train, is being celebrated in one of the more unusual ways to honor a mode of transportation: a pageant. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘All Things’ exhibition

Slate Gallery celebrates its fourth year with Karen Margolis’ “The State of All Things,” an exhibition of new mixed media work, on view now to November 22. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cleaning Newtown Creek Could Take Decades

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it could take 16 years to fully clean Newtown Creek, though local businesses and property owners fear that the effects of the agency’s Superfund recommendation could be felt immediately. Comment.
Williamsburg

Get the gluten out: pizzeria introduces new pie

When area parents noticed that, with all the new pizza joints springing up in Williamsburg, not one of them offered a gluten free option, they went to Vertuccio’s Pizza on the Park General Manager Elina Vertuccio and asked if they would be willing to add it to the menu of the newly opened Vertuccio’s Pizza on the Park. Comment.
Williamsburg

Pop’s parking restored

Pop’s Popular Clothing is getting its parking spaces back. Comment.
Williamsburg

Hannibal Buress at the Knitting Factory

Have your laughs in Williamsburg each Sunday, when comedy comes to the Knitting Factory. Comment.
Williamsburg

Arts in Bushwick bonanza

A makeshift Wailing Wall on a chain link fence in an alley next to Waste Management.A U-Haul truck decorated with glittery foil strips with the words “Sparkle Motion” above it while girls in leotards sold cupcakes.A lute-playing Renaissance fairy named Steve. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn Kitchen’s winning recipe

Taylor Erkkinen and Harry Rosenblum, the popular co-owners of the three-year old Brooklyn Kitchen, always wanted a place to experiment with unusual ingredients and offer a range of cooking classes occurring with increasing regularity in their cramped kitchenware store at Lorimer Street and Skillman Avenue. Comment.
Williamsburg

Revisiting Williamsburg Walks

Williamsburg Walks brought more foot traffic to a vehicle-free Bedford Avenue during the summer weeks, but local businesses are still clamoring about a decline in revenue they experienced during the open-street event. Comment.
Williamsburg

20 years behind the 8 ball

Park Slope’s “must-visit” nightspot hailed a milestone when Oceans 8 at Brownstone Billiards celebrated its 20th anniversary with a rollicking party, attended by local dignitaries and hosted by the North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District. Comment.
Williamsburg

Not enough H1N1 vaccine

Strong demand for the swine flu vaccine is straining supplies, according to the city Health Department. Comment.
Williamsburg

Keep on schlepping: B44 bus brings up the rear

Another year, another Schleppie Award for Brooklyn’s B44 bus, the least reliable line in the five boroughs, according to a recent report. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cómo lo estoy haciendo?

Did Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s awkward Spanish help him swing the borough’s Latino vote? Unlikely, says a usually tuned-in politico. Bloomberg improved his performance in neighborhoods like Red Hook and Sunset Park likely because his challenger in 2005 was Fernando Ferrer — whose Spanish is far more credible than hizzoner’s. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn Congressmembers weigh in on health care bill

Four of the five Brooklyn congress members voted for and hailed the recent passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Comment.
Williamsburg

Kosher soup kitchen debuts

Now Williamsburg’s neediest Orthodox residents can get a hot meal. Comment.
Williamsburg

Williamsburg music community mourns one of their own

Williamsburg’s artist community mourned the death of a popular musician who gave the popular hipster community its beat. Comment.
Williamsburg

Pennies to fight cancer

For eight-year-old Aiden Sichel, the battle against blood cancer is being waged a penny at a time. Comment.
Williamsburg

Coney deal struck - city now looks for amusement park operator

This week’s $95.6 million deal to buy almost seven acres of Coney Island real estate from Thor Equities has brought the city’s goal of constructing a new, year-round amusement park one step closer to reality - now all they have to do is find someone to operate an interim park next summer. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn delegation angles for lucrative council positions

With the election year complete and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s job secure, Brooklyn’s delegation in the City Council are looking to increase their clout and pocketbooks through being named to leadership positions. Comment.
Williamsburg

Running far from New York State taxes

Williamsburg

Thanksgiving’s coming - start defrosting!

Okay, gang. Start the countdown. In seven days we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s Uncle Rob, Aunt Sue, Grandma, all the kids, a little wine, a lot of beer, football, turkey %u2026..TURKEY? Did I say TURKEY? Yes. I did. With that in mind I offer you the following as a public service. Comment.
Williamsburg

Shootings in Fort Hood, Texas: it must be a duck

The head of the FBI, Director Robert Mueller, has decided to investigate whether or not his agency bungled and underestimated the whole matter of Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan, the psychiatrist who murdered innocent service members in Fort Hood Texas. Big of him, isn’t it? Comment.
BoroBeat

Rockers take the stage for Northside Town Hall

The quest to repurpose a defunct Brooklyn firehouse into a new civic and performance engine for the community took a rockin’ turn when a triumvirate of bands ignited the stage during a “Raise the Roof” benefit concert in Williamsburg. Comment.
BoroBeat

Trick or treat - but watch those canines!

Halloween in Brooklyn is further proof that nothing puts people in a good mood faster than little dogs in little costumes. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hot stuff

Thieves broke into Atomic Wings, 321 9th Street, last week, taking nearly $7,000 in receipts. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Navy and city may have to pay for Gowanus cleaning

The United States Navy and the City of New York could be the latest entities footing the bill for the clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal, this paper has learned. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Won’t forget you, Dot

Amid verses of “This Little Light of Mine” and demands for justice, those standing at the makeshift vigil on Flatbush and St. Mark’s avenues connected with the memory and spirit of Dorothea “Dot” Wallace. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

CEC 15 November meeting

The District 15 Community Education Council will hold its monthly meeting November 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the PS 172 Beacon School of Excellence, 825 Fourth Avenue between 29th and 30th streets. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

39 CD loser embroiled in flier flap

Joe Nardiello just won’t let things go. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Empire State College info meet

Empire State College of the State University of New York will hold public information session(s) about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Brooklyn location, Suite 600, 177 Livington Street, November 16 at 6 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Land, Sea and Figure’

Brooklyn-based Scottish painter Catriona Herd shows her latest work in the exhibition “Land, Sea and Figure,” November 19 through December 31 at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery, 338 Atlantic Avenue between Smith and Hoyt streets in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hudson’s voyage gets wrapped up in Brooklyn quilting

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Harbor, which led to the establishment of what would become New York City. Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park is dedicating its 18th Annual Quilt Exhibit to the quadric-centennial of Hudson’s voyage. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn Diocese to hold St. Saviour summit

The Diocese of Brooklyn hopes to bring “unity and healing” to St. Saviour in Park Slope. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Annual ‘Yankee Fair’ coming to Plymouth Church

Plymouth Church will host its annual Yankee Fair, a community-wide festival filled with family fun and holiday shopping, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on the block of Orange Street block between Hicks and Henry streets in Brooklyn Heights, and the ground floor of the Plymouth Church campus. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Comic book heavyweights come to Lyceum’s ‘King Con’

Faster than you could say “Gadzooks,” fans of funny magazines made a beeline for the Brooklyn Lyceum where they pressed flesh with top ink masters and celebrated the borough’s “most unique and under-acknowledged exports” during the first KingCon: A Brooklyn Animation and Comic Convention. Comment.
BoroBeat

Haunted Halloween party is a real scream

Wizards romped with witches and ghosties hobnobbed with goblins during a rip-roaring Halloween boo-bash at the First Street Recreation Center of Public School 372. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Dough devil

Workers at the Brooklyn Bread Cafe, 436 Court Street, were a little light on dough last Saturday after a burglar snuck in and swiped the cash register. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brother can you spare me a dime?

Brooklyn’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average and the future doesn’t look much brighter, according to the state Department of Labor. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

City to examine extension of Carroll Gardens historic district

The city is weighing whether to extend the Carroll Gardens Historic District, an increasingly controversial initiative backers hope will retain the neighborhood’s brownstone aesthetic. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Kid power powers Cobble Hill

Good news. If you happen to live in tony Cobble Hill, you’re probably riding out the economic downtown just fine. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

76 Precinct cops earn accolades

Two on three isn’t usually a fair match-up — unless you’re a dynamic duo from the 76th Precinct taking on three thugs. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Candy raid

A gun-toting goon sucked all of the innocence out of a neighborhood ice cream parlor by holding up the place. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Community Board 2 greenlights Boerum Hill rezoning

All aboard the Boerum Hill rezoning! Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Concord Village meeting draws official response

Crime is down in the area and the High Street subway station is manned every day on every tour of duty, transit officials and cops told a packed town hall meeting of Concord Village residents recently. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Dew re-nominated to helm Community Board 2

Consistanccy appears to be the byword in Community Board 2. Comment.

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