Brooklyn Courier

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

Williamsburg

Vito’s ‘Money Honeys’ get big salaries — subsidized by you

Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Brooklyn’s powerful Democratic party leader, steered more than three-quarters of a million dollars to both his campaign treasurer and his girlfriend, who work at the nonprofit he founded. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

From sex toys to maternity clothes on Bergen St

You’d be hard-pressed to find vintage couture, hardware, maternity clothes, comics, vegan food, fancy restaurants, yoga and athletic wear, and even sex toys all on one block — unless you happened to be on Bergen Street between Fifth and Flatbush avenues, where the end-of-summer crowd experienced the best of Park Slope at the first Bergen Lot Party. Comment.
Williamsburg

Another high-rise to go up on the Southside of Williamsburg

A 15-story building will rise on a vacant waterfront lot on the edge of Broadway and Kent Avenue, adding another residential tower to Williamsburg’s fast-developing south side — though this one is mostly comprised of affordable units. Comment.
Williamsburg

More money to turn ‘People’s Firehouse’ into town hall

A fledgling community center project in Williamsburg collected nearly $900,000 in commitments of public money from local officials on Monday — not bad for a day’s work. Comment.
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Arrest in PS 107 computer caper!

Police have arrested a Sunset Park man for stealing more than 30 Apple laptops from PS 107 in Park Slope while the school was undergoing renovations in July. Comment.
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Two more oyPhone thefts in Slope!

78th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Man pulls knife on woman on Bergen

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Web sigh! Heights bomb threat was just lyrics on a Facebook page

St. Francis College was briefly thrown into turmoil on Monday when cops rushed to the Remsen Street campus after a bomb threat — but the “threat” turned out to be nothing but song lyrics posted on a student’s Facebook page. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Newspaper lover rips off paper boy

77th Precinct Comment.
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Crime at Red Hook Pool on closing day

76th Precinct Comment.
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Residents are Fourth and wrong as city tickets front yard parkers

Joe Anuta Comment.

Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

More delays at Vanderbilt Playground

It took six years for the Vanderbilts to build the Biltmore Estate — now Windsor Terrace residents are hoping it doesn’t take that long to finish renovations of the Prospect Park playground that bears the family’s name. Comment.

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