Brooklyn Courier

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010

Williamsburg

EWVIDCO “Cooks” Up Industrial Space in Burg

Light manufacturing is dead. Long live light manufacturing! Comment.
Williamsburg

Police blotter: Flaming buses

Flaming buses Comment.
Williamsburg

Valentine’s Day dance for the whole family

Town Square will hold a Family Valentine’s Day Dance Party featuring dancing, refreshments, and arts & crafts, February 14 from 3-5 p.m. at the Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center, 347 Grand Street between HavemeyerStreet & Marcy Avenue. Comment.
Williamsburg

TransGas appeal rejected

Williamsburg residents are claiming victory and relief after the State Court of Appeals refused to hear TransGas Energy’s appeal to be allowed to build an underground power plant on the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment.
Williamsburg

Calling all artists who want to hang their art in public

Satellite Lounge is looking for some Williamsburg artists who are interested in hanging their art on their walls at Satellite Lounge. Comment.
Williamsburg

Seven-hour Draw-A-Thon transfixes ‘Burg

Michael Alan’s plaster-covered models writhed, twisted and fluttered in a series of poses on January 23 in a Williamsburg loft teeming with sundry antique objects scavenged over two decades by the loft’s tenant. Comment.
Williamsburg

“Freecycling” swap meet in the ’Burg

Town Square presents a bring some/take some “Freecycling Swap” at Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 29 Russell Street between Nassau & Driggs avenues, February 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

“Mix and Mingle” at 9inety North 5th

Join aptsandlofts.com and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate & Development (RED) Committee for an evening of networking, drinks and hors d’œuvres in architect Robert Scarano’s latest development, 9inety North 5th, 90 North Fifth Street between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue in North Williamsburg, February 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. Comment.
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Police blotter: Masked marauders sought

Masked marauders sought Comment.
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Weekly events at Barnes & Noble Park Slope

Barnes & Noble Park Slope invites the public to participate in its weekly events. Here’s what’s on tap this week. Comment.
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War on warehouses

War on warehouses Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Police blotter: Paying dearly

Paying dearly Comment.
Williamsburg

Nominate Burg’s Most Eligible Bachelor!

Have you ever attended an East River summer concert, hung out at Union Pool or wandered into a community board meeting and thought, “Who’s that cute boy in the corner?” Comment.
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Charter school relocation

The Summit Academy Charter School may have found a new home. Comment.
Williamsburg

City Reliquary Needs Your Help

The little storefront museum that celebrates Brooklyn’s underdog spirit with exacting curatorial detail and a passionate devotion to artifacts large and small may be in danger of closing. Comment.
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Cops to target Park Slope egg bandit

Hard-boiled cops are vowing to step up patrols in order to scramble Park Slope’s egg-tossing bandit. Comment.
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DOE: PAVE can stay at P.S. 15

The PAVE Academy Charter School is staying put in P.S. 15’s building. Comment.
Williamsburg

Infamous Idiotarod Rides Again

Registration has been a discombobulated mess, no one knows the route, and it is expected to be 26 degrees with a 50 percent chance of snow on Saturday, but that has done little to diminish Brooklynites’ unbridled enthusiasm for the 2010 Idiotarod. Comment.
Williamsburg

Hasid vs. Bikester Debate Settles Little

A debate between the Hasidic community in South Williamsburg and cycling advocates over the removal of the Bedford Avenue bike lanes revealed that both sides have irreconcilable differences over improving transportation in Williamsburg. Comment.
Williamsburg

Fulton Takes a Bite Out of Crime

Crime has been on the decline in North Brooklyn for the past year, but Deputy Inspector Dennis Fulton wants community members to take crime prevention into their own hands. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

84 Precinct honors Cop of the Year

Local streets are safer thanks to the efforts of Police Officer John Bolden, named Cop of the Year by the 84th Precinct Community Council last week. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

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Tractor trailer sparks slippery situation

A 53-foot tractor trailer was left resting on a concrete divider as its contents spilled out on the roadway following a collision at “the top of the world.” Comment.
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Wounded soldier asks for relief

Wounded soldier asks for relief Comment.
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Lachman considers race for 44th City Council District

A blast from the past could be throwing his hat in the ring in the 44th District City Council special election. Comment.
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Felder race carries political implications

The upcoming special election to succeed Simcha Felder for the 44th District City Council seat is shaping up as a political version of David versus Goliath, according to Hassidic and Orthodox Jewish political pundits in Borough Park. Comment.
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Help for Haiti fundraiser at Slope restaurant

Dine at Palo Santo Restaurant in Park Slope, January 31, and half of the money that you spend will go to the Rural Haiti Project, which is working to provide much needed relief to people affected by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Comment.
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King Remembered In Brooklyn Birthday

Swayed by the inspiring sounds of the New Life Tabernacle Choir, Brooklynites lifted their voices in song to celebrate the progress that has happened since Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death as well as catalyze the social change that needs to come. Comment.
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Station break

Station break Comment.
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Coney Island in for a new ride this summer

The biggest things to hit Coney Island last summer were Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants. This year it’ll be thrill rides from an Italian outfit called Zamperla. Comment.
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Nadler says Lander is best above rest

Nadler says Lander is best above rest Comment.
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Forum on Afghanistan war

All welcome to attend an evening with David Wildman, executive secretary of Human Rights & Racial Justice with the United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries and co-author of “Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer,” as he discusses “Afghanistan: A First Hand Report,” January 25, 7-9 p.m. at the South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street (just off Fulton Street). Comment.
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District 15 CEC PA/PTA Share Fair

The District 15 Community Education Council invites all to join them for a PA/PTA Share Fair, January 23 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at PS 124 %u2013 The Silas B. Dutcher School, 515 Fourth Avenue between 13th and 14th streets. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

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You can save a life

A Brooklyn Heights father needs your help. Comment.
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Dunked into cell

Dunked into cell Comment.
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City eyes uses near Red Hook terminal

The city is planning to enliven the area adjacent to Red Hook’s cruise terminal, an area critics charge has yet to live up to the promise city officials once touted, this paper has learned. Comment.
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P.S. 15 vs. PAVE

Red Hook parents and teachers took to the street to demand that the PAVE Academy Charter School vacate P.S. 15’s building. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Running with scissors

Clark St. attack Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

CB 2 brings cyclists, pedestrians and motorists together

It’s like trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East without Israel at the table. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Lessons learned from gas explosion

While no one was hurt when three manhole covers blew their stacks and popped out of their housings Monday, residents in Brooklyn Heights want to make sure they’re not subject to another bout of underground indigestion. Comment.
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B67 Bus: Now on Twitter

For decades, bus riders waiting for the B67 bus had little idea how far away the next bus would be arriving beyond the MTA’s scheduled timesheet. Comment.
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CB6 OKs Berkeley Carroll expansion

Community Board 6 this week gave its blessing to the expansion plan posed by an elite Park Slope private school, determining that the controversial scheme would not spell doom for the neighborhood’s historic district. Comment.
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Landmark proposal continues to raise eyebrows

A plan to expand the Carroll Gardens historic district is prompting the neighborhood’s“silent majority” to have their voices finally heard. Comment.
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Lander takes City Council oath of office

The Brad Lander era has officially begun. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Searching for Pammy Fisher

The arrest of a politically-connected Brooklyn reverend who held a demonstration questioning Brooklyn’s judicial selection process has revealed a growing fissure within the Kings County Democratic Party. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New opposition to Berkeley Carroll expansion

A preeminent Brooklyn Heights preservationist is blasting the expansion of a Park Slope private school, saying its plan has the potential to frustrate the fundamental values of the historic district. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Fallon joins BK rockers for Haiti benefit

The horrors of the earthquake in Haiti have been broadcast to us here in New York over the past week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Levin talks community involvement at start of term

Newly elected 33rd District City Councilmember Steve Levin is vowing to hit the ground running - or at least with his eyes open. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

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Coney Island in for a new ride this summer

The biggest things to hit Coney Island last summer were Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants. This year it’ll be thrill rides from an Italian outfit called Zamperla. Comment.
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City eyes uses near Red Hook terminal

The city is planning to enliven the area adjacent to Red Hook’s cruise terminal, an area critics charge has yet to live up to the promise city officials once touted, this paper has learned. Comment.
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P.S. 15 vs. PAVE

Red Hook parents and teachers took to the street to demand that the PAVE Academy Charter School vacate P.S. 15’s building. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Lessons learned from gas explosion

While no one was hurt when three manhole covers blew their stacks and popped out of their housings Monday, residents in Brooklyn Heights want to make sure they’re not subject to another bout of underground indigestion. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

CB 2 brings cyclists, pedestrians and motorists together

It’s like trying to negotiate peace in the Middle East without Israel at the table. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Station break

Station break Comment.
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Dunked into cell

Dunked into cell Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Running with scissors

Running with scissors Comment.

Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

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Landmark proposal continues to raise eyebrows

A plan to expand the Carroll Gardens historic district is prompting the neighborhood’s“silent majority” to have their voices finally heard. Comment.
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B67 Bus: Now on Twitter

For decades, bus riders waiting for the B67 bus had little idea how far away the next bus would be arriving beyond the MTA’s scheduled timesheet. Comment.
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CB6 OKs Berkeley Carroll expansion

Community Board 6 this week gave its blessing to the expansion plan posed by an elite Park Slope private school, determining that the controversial scheme would not spell doom for the neighborhood’s historic district. Comment.

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