Brooklyn Courier

Friday, April 30, 2010

Williamsburg

Residents angry as McGuinness Speedway claims another life in Greenpoint

North Brooklyn’s deadliest road struck again last week, when a man was struck and killed as he tried to cross McGuinness Boulevard — an accident that has left residents outraged that the city has not done more to protect pedstrians. Comment.
Williamsburg

Track and yield! McCarren runners upset at people in their way

The never-ending struggle for roadway supremacy has a new front line: the two inner lanes at the McCarren Park running track. Comment.
Williamsburg

City awards Greenpoint housing contract to non-Brooklyn company

After many years of deliberating, the city selected the Queens-based developer TNS Development Group to build the below-market-rate units in the long-closed medical center and on an adjacent city-owned lot on Maspeth Avenue near Kingsland Avenue. Comment.
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Fifth Avenue fair brings in sweet family fun

Flatbush cotton candy king Fretzell Drewer, 17, spun his sweet magic while “Pot Belly Gumbo” kept the crowd clapping and toe-tapping with an ear-ful of harmonies at the Fifth Avenue Family Festival in Park Slope. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Reaping what they sow at PS 154!

Snip, snip hooray! Comment.
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What a dump! Carroll Gardens lot is as bad as it gets

Talk about a dumping ground. Comment.
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A community center — thanks to a community effort

A sun-soaked community center opened last week in Red Hook, a minor miracle given its dire straits less than two years ago. Comment.
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A ‘Shock’ crime

77th Precinct Comment.
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Gets out of jail and goes back in — in the same day!

76th Precinct Comment.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Williamsburg

Egg heads poach bragging rights with drop contest

Whaddaya get if you mix eggs, booze and science nerds? An omelette of a good time! Comment.
Williamsburg

March madness! Cops say Memorial Day parade is one-half block too long!

Greenpoint’s veterans remain in legal limbo after the NYPD rejected their application for their annual Memorial Day parade because the route of the eight-block march was considered one-half-block too long. Comment.
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Make a clean save for Haitian earthquake victims

Haiti’s quake victims have their own personal “Mr. Cleans” in Red Hook merchants Rob Schnabel and Matt Vosburgh. Comment.
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‘Labor’ pains at Carroll Gardens job site

A controversial Carroll Gardens development continues to be a flashpoint for protests, with union officials this week blasting a contractor on the site for exploiting his non-union workers. Comment.
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Legal fancy footwork gets Dancewave its money back

The Park Slope youth dance troupe that was cheated out of more than $10,000 earlier this year by a rogue travel agent is finally getting its money back. Comment.
Williamsburg

Now Lentol wants to legalize poker!

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas — except for legal poker, one Williamsburg lawmaker is hoping. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

NYU is looking up — in the form of a Downtown Brooklyn tower

As part of a bold new Brooklyn campus, New York University is talking about building a 41-story tower on Jay Street near Myrtle Avenue — a striking proposal that would radically change the face of Downtown. Comment.
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Five more johns are flushed in Boerum Hill

Five more men — including one bearing flowers — were busted for trying to get some action at a Boerum Hill corner that has been a roach motel for would-be johns. Comment.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Williamsburg

‘Rose’ in full bloom

A controversial three-tower residential complex along the South Williamsburg waterfront received its final approval from the City Council last week — a final rubber stamp that came only after the developer promised more below-market-rate units and larger apartments for Hasidic families. Comment.
Williamsburg

Legalize poker? Fine, but no one wants to play Bushwick Hold ‘Em with Lentol

Hours after Assemblyman Joe Lentol announced a bill to legalize poker, all his would-be marks folded. Comment.

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