Brooklyn Courier

Friday, Dec. 25, 2009

Williamsburg

Crime down, murder on the rise

Crime in northside Williamsburg and Greenpoint has dropped in nearly all major categories, except for homicide, continuing a decade-long trend. Comment.
Williamsburg

Broadway Triangle Moves “Off Broadway”

A mere 24 hours after the City Council approved the rezoning of the Broadway Triangle, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Emily Goodman granted a temporary restraining order, freezing the project from moving forward until next spring. Comment.
Williamsburg

It’s nice to be nice, Senator Charles Schumer

You can learn a lot about people by how, when and why they curse. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Turn your Christmas tree into valuable mulch

Green-Wood Cemetery, in partnership with Brooklyn Botanic Garden, will host the eighth annual Christmas Tree Recycling and Wood Chip Mulch Giveaway, January 1-9. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

World AIDS Day marked here

Tender words and misty eyes recalled the suffering of the deceased when the Gay Catholic Ministry of Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church held a World AIDS Day Candlelight Service and Memorial Ribbon Project in Park Slope. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Twice as nice: two distilleries for Bklyn

It has been decades since you could get a gin and tonic or a whiskey sour mixed with spirits distilled in New York City. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Winter dip

Winter dip Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Historic district expansion hassle

Expanding the Carroll Gardens Historic District could chase out the last remnants of blue-collar families who once thrived here, opponents of the burgeoning preservation movement said this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New medicine on the way

There’s hope on the horizon for the 155,000 Brooklynites coping with diabetes, medical experts recently forecast. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Marty channels Kris Kringle

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz turned the Rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall into a festive holiday toy store when he handed out hundreds of new toys and books collected during the annual Borough Hall toy drive. Comment.
BoroBeat

Assemblywoman Millman and DA Hynes join forces to help domestic violence victims

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman and Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes teamed up to collect donations for victims of domestic violence and their families served by the Family Justice Center. Millman’s office was one of the collection sites for the drive, which began in November. Suggested donations not only included food, but also shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, diapers and baby food. Comment.
BoroBeat

Caroling all the way home

‘Tis the season to be singing sweetly, and local crooners from the Hoyt Street Association rise to the merry occasion by joining festive forces with neighbors outside the Mugavero Center, Dean and Hoyt streets, for Yuletide caroling. Comment.
BoroBeat

Christmas for kids at borough hall

Dozens of children in need received tender tokens of love when Borough President Marty Markowitz joined the New Jersey Nets and the Salvation Army for a holiday gift drive at Borough Hall. Comment.
Williamsburg

Broadway Triangle a Council ‘hit’

The show must go on! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Red Hook residents urge safer streets

Red Hook’s main commercial thoroughfare is a hazardous stretch of asphalt desperately in need of more attention from city officials, critics charged this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

Never-Nudes bike down Bedford anyway

The sixties are over. Comment.
Williamsburg

MTA allows suburban kids to ride transit for free

While kids from some of Brooklyn’s lowest income neighborhoods face the prospect of paying to take the subway to school, some of their counterparts from well-to-do areas of Long Island and upstate New York will continue to commute for free. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Critics: Landmarking could further gentrify Carroll Gardens

Expanding the Carroll Gardens Historic District could chase out the last remnants of blue-collar families who once thrived here, opponents of the burgeoning preservation movement said this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

In terms of job losses, Brooklynites battered by recession

Brooklyn residents, particularly those living in some of the borough’s less affluent neighborhoods, have been particularly hard-hit by the current recession. Comment.

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