Brooklyn Courier

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Two stolen bikes recovered from Prospect Heights shop

Four down, 32 to go. Comment.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Editorial

New Domino a benefit to the community

We are particularly pleased that the City Planning Commission has unanimously approved our “New Domino” plans, which will now advance for final consideration by the New York City Council. Comment.
Editorial

The New Domino: A benefit to Williamsburg

We are particularly pleased that the City Planning Commission has unanimously approved our “New Domino” plans, which will now advance for final consideration by the New York City Council. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Marty joins the pool party! Beep to don trunks to protest Double-D closure!

Add Borough President Markowitz’s voice — and his topless physique — to the chorus of opponents who are hot under the swim trunks at the city’s decision to close the “Double-D” public pool in Gowanus for budgetary reasons this summer. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Going ‘Yard’! Cool Gowanus pop-up parties are back!

The BKLYN Yard is dead! Long live the BKLYN Yard! Comment.
Williamsburg

Market crash! City scrutiny scuttles Greenpoint food vendor gathering

The organizer of the Greenpoint Food Market has decided to fold her 10-month-old indie eats bazaar in the face of a threat from city health officials to slap summonses on her vendors because they lack commercial food handling permits. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Councilman Steve: Save the D&D Pool!

One week after the city announced that it would close the Douglass-Degraw pool this summer, the neighborhood’s councilman called the move disastrous and vowed to open the watering hole for his sweating constituents. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

More crime at Trader Joe’s!

76th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Woman nearly raped on quiet Carroll Gardens street

It can happen here — even on one of the quietest blocks in Carroll Gardens. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Fix the BQE? Here are three ways

• Work with what we’ve got: Improve the existing highway from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street, a lower impact remedy that would spare the taking of property, but would not fully meet state design criteria along the entirety of the 1.5-mile stretch. Adding new traffic lanes, and an expansion on its current right-of-way are options in this scenario. Advantage: Cheaper. Disadvantage: Drivers don’t get 12-foot-wide lanes and safer curves and the roadway is more crowded Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

The road ahead

It’s going to take more than a decade to fix the stretch of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street, a substandard roadway that is well past the end of its lifespan. Here’s how that process began and will roll on. Comment.
Williamsburg

Vandals attack BP station in Williamsburg

A BP station on Williamsburg’s Southside was attacked by protesters angry at the ongoing ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Highway robbery! State is mulling taking Heights homes for BQE repair

Classic brownstones and other homes in historic Brooklyn Heights may be demolished by the state as part of the long-overdue effort to shore up and modernize the aging Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, state officials revealed this week. Comment.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Editorial

New Domino is just too big

Last week, the City Planning Commission approved the redevelopment of the historic Domino Sugar factory by CPC Resources, the for-profit subsidiary of the Community Preservation Corporation, and the Katan Group, a luxury housing developer. Comment.

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