Brooklyn Courier

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010

Williamsburg

Greenpoint’s Citibank hosts a “Polish Day” for area residents

The Greenpoint Branch of Citibank invites area residents to “Polish Day at Citibank,” February 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 836 Manhattan Avenue at Noble Street. Comment.
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Cut in thirds

Gunning for cell phones Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Gunning for cell phones

Cut in thirds Comment.
Williamsburg

Purim some sugar on me

Beyond noshing on hamentashen from Lee Avenue in Williamsburg and attending an all-day reading of the Book of Esther, there are four events to fill your weekend with Purim activities where you can shake your graggers and take in the whole megilah without wandering more than a few blocks from the L train. Comment.
Williamsburg

Hair Man Shines on Celluloid

Finally a film about hair that is not a musical! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Red Hook robberies making locals nervous

A series of armed robberies has left Red Hook residents on edge and fearful that danger — real or imagined — might be lurking around every darkened street corner. Comment.
Williamsburg

K-Bridge Final Four

It is down to the final four! Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

18 years for Brooklyn Heights bomber

With very little fanfare, the mad bomb collector who kept Brooklyn Heights in a grip of fear over two years ago was quietly sentenced to 18 years in prison. Comment.
Williamsburg

East River Park Dodges Closure

East River State Park has dodged Albany’s budget cuts like the hipsters who play dodgeball during the park’s popular summer concert series. Comment.
Williamsburg

DEC Dives into Newtown Creek Sewage Bust

They may be small in number, but they have a disproportionate influence over environmental conservation in Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Sugar Shock! Committee Sours on New Domino

The protracted effort to redevelop the former Domino Sugar refinery stumbled unexpectedly on February 24, as a key committee disapproved of a plan to rezone 11.2 acres of the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Witnesses to move HQ from Heights

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have forsaken Brooklyn Heights as their headquarters, and will move to a compound upstate, it was reported this week. Comments (1).
Brooklyn Heights

Designer touts Brooklyn Bridge Park

Size doesn’t matter, at least not when it comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park, its chief designer told a rapt audience this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

Snow, NYPD freezes would-be criminals

Crime remains low in Northside Williamsburg and Greenpoint, with an assist from the region’s winter storms which depressed criminal activity throughout North Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Robberies soaring in 84th Precinct

Robberies have spiked in the 84th Precinct, and an executive officer there vowed this week that cops are taking this “tremendous” increase seriously. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Top cop honored by 84th Precinct Council

Robberies may be up in the 84th Precinct, but cops like James Gipson are doing their part to bring them back down — and gain accolades while doing so. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Haiti heroes honored

A horrible, beautiful moment in Haiti gained two cops recognition from the 84th Precinct Community Council last week. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010

Williamsburg

Rape investigated

Rape investigated Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

“I Heart Gays” speed-dating event hosted by comedian Brent Sullivan

Comedian Brent Sullivan will host an “I Heart Gays” speed-dating event, February 24 at Union Hall, 702 Union Street in Park Slope. Check-in starts at 7:30 p.m., speed dating starts at 8:30; admission is $5. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Suitcase swipe

Suitcase swipe Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Dig devil

Dig devil Comment.
Williamsburg

Bushwick Trailer Park Circles Up, Retreats

Is this the end of the Bushwick Trailer Park? Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Berkeley Carroll plan heard by Landmarks

A Park Slope private school finally got its day before the city agency with authority over the fate of its controversial expansion plan. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Babies bounced after 5 at Windsor Terrace bar

Order your martini shaken or stirred, your whiskey on the rocks or neat, but don’t dare ask for a chaser of apple juice in a sippy cup for the rug rat — at least not at one Windsor Terrace bar with a baby ban after 5 p.m. Comment.
Williamsburg

Activists “PERC” up to new findings

PERC may be even more dangerous than previously thought. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Safety measures installed at MetroTech

The age of safeguarding against possible terrorist attacks continues in Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Transportation Concerns Shadow Sugarland

Williamsburg’s transportation advocates are raising questions about the expansive New Domino project’s effect on the region’s infrastructure, if approved in the coming months. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

City Point design revealed

The developers of the proposed City Point Tower unveiled a four-story, 50,000 square foot retail building to be funded in part with federal stimulus funds. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

BQE bozo

BQE bozo Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Fulton Street robber sought

A gun-toting mugger has turned the Fulton Mall into his own personal hunting ground. Comment.
Williamsburg

Burg Fashion Weekend, Clothes Included

For the sixth Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, founder and designer Arthur Arbit has ironed out the wrinkles for what is expected to be the smoothest fashion weekend ever. Comment.
Williamsburg

Warehouse 11: Let’s make a deal!

A Williamsburg condominium may be saved from foreclosure. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Carroll Gardens candid camera could convince Landmarks

Preservationists are hopeful their pictures tell the city a thousand reasons to extend the Carroll Gardens Historic District. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights Association hosts reception and gallery talk

This exhibit, which will be held at the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), will be open to the public for two weeks from February 27-March 14. An opening reception and gallery talk will be held February 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Prints will be available for purchase with a share of the proceeds going to both Heights organizations. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

Williamsburg

Musical Chairs – Roommate edition

If you are in search of a roommate in the Williamsburg/Bushwick area, a new program called Roommates Wanted will host a “mixer,” February 21, 8 p.m. at the DuckDuck Bar, 161 Montrose Avenue at Humboldt Street in Williamsburg. Comment.
Williamsburg

Kick it (and spin it) old school, Polish-style

The Brooklyn Record Riot storms into town with a kielbasa and pierogi-fest(think a “giant 12 step meeting with records, beer, DJs and polish food”), February 28 at The Warsaw, featuring a number of new dealers, along with old stalwarts and local heroes. Comment.
Williamsburg

Beloved Williamsburg Deli Owner Dies

A much-loved deli owner’s sudden death has brought a period of momentary pause and reflection this week to Williamsburg’s busiest corner. Comment.
Williamsburg

Meat Your Sweetie at Greenpoint Food Market

Few dispute that the way to a woman or a man’s heart is through his or her stomach. Comment.

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