Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Borough-wide

Windmill of change: Brooklyn skyline gets a massive propeller

A Sunset Park recycling facility is putting the finishing touches on Brooklyn’s first major windmill since the 19th century, and the city’s largest ever. Comment.
Marine Park

Happy Hanukkah at Kings Plaza

It is the brightest time of the year! Comment.
BoroBeat

Omelets with Old Saint Nick

Kris Kringle mingled and dined with good girls and boys at Aviator Sports and Events Center’s Brunch with Santa bash on Dec. 14. Comment.
Marine Park

Honoring good Samaritans in Marine Park

The Marine Park Civic Association’s holiday party at the Carmine Carro Community Center on Dec. 16 was a celebration for local leaders — big and small. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Parade will bring Appalachian dancing to Flatbush Avenue

This is a good time to get caught flatfooted! Comment.
Books

‘M&M Boys’ hits it out of the park

Long Island author Lara Reznik hits it out of the park with her ode to baseball, growing up, and the game of life in “M&M Boys,” a fictional take on living next door to two of the greatest sluggers who ever picked up a bat. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Dreaming of a Bay Ridge Christmas

Jingle bells are rocking in the Ridge this weekend. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

‘Torture report’ inflicts agony on national morale

The CIA does a great job of keeping America safe and sound, and does not need to be whipped into shape by Capitol Hill milksops who don’t know their arses from their elbows — or interrogation from torture — writes our columnist. Comments (1).

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Coney Island

Reichenthal’s reluctant retirement

A move by the new chairman of Coney Island’s Community Board 13 is prompting its longtime district manager to retire at the end of the year over the issue of unused vacation days — and the departure could leave the neighborhood without a replacement for much of next year. Comments (5).
Marine Park

Flag flip

An alert reader spotted the American flag flying upside down outside Kings Plaza shopping center on Wednesday morning and snapped a picture. Comments (1).
Gravesend

Alleged Gravesend drug-dealer collared

Police arrested a 23-year-old man on Dec. 11 who is suspected of keeping a store of guns, drugs, and stolen motorcycles in his Bay Parkway home. Comment.
Gravesend

Gravesend trash depot trashed

The city is moving forward with work on a controversial waste transfer station in Gravesend, and opponents may ask a judge to block construction. Comment.
Williamsburg

Transplant-trashing rapper Awkwafina coming to W’burg

She is giving New York newcomers a bad rap. Comment.
Joe Knows

Morton still adjusting to life after Lincoln

Being on the outside looking in doesn’t sit well with Dwayne “Tiny” Morton. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Midwood

Cops: Tire slasher busted

Police have arrested the man they believe slashed tires on dozens of cars in Sheepshead Bay and Midwood on Dec. 14. Comment.
Marine Park

Touching tree lighting in Marine Park

Christmas is lighting up Marine Park. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Toy drive exceeds expectations

The stars came out — and so did the toys. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Stars come out at PS 238 show

These kids may be small — but their talents are huge. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s got her tongue firmly in her cheek

That’s right, folks. It another one of those “If Joanna was mayor” columns. Comment.
Fort Greene

Boyz II mensch: A cappella star performs ‘unkosher’ songs about Judaism

Talk about a schtick. Comment.
Crown Heights

A moving performance: Artist creates show about life with ALS

Art isn’t just imitating life. For this artist, her work is also a way to live. Comment.
High School Sports

Tripp’s third-quarter surge powers Lincoln to statement win

Lincoln coach Kenny Pretlow challenged his team to make a statement in the main event slot of the Tri-State High School Classic, and the Railsplitters delivered with a big second half, led by junior Jahlil Tripp. Comment.
High School Sports

Reid’s big fourth quarter helps Loughlin hold off Nazareth

Coach Chez Williams doesn’t want his young Bishop Loughlin players to get too full of themselves after bursting out of the gate and winning five of their first six games, including a victory over Catholic League power Christ the King. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Fatal blaze in Sheepshead Bay

A 66-year-old man died in a ferocious early morning fire in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 15. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Antío, El Greco

An iconic Sheepshead Bay restaurant is serving its last meal this week. Comment.
Gowanus

Queer Christmas cheer: A gay country holiday concert in Gowanus

They’re making the Yuletide gay. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Ditmas Park artist creates 60-foot mural celebrating Hindu goddess

Talk about going out on a limb! Comment.
Dyker Heights

Schools Chancellor won’t help Buildings Dept. fight home conversions that overcrowd schools

They say they’re keeping just their eyes on their own work. Comment.
Park Slope

Size matters: Rabbis battle for biggest-menorah bragging rights

It’s a menorah arms race. Comment.
High School Sports

Late free throws doom South Shore before postgame brawl

A close game between South Shore and Francis Lewis on Dec. 12 ended with a brawl involving players and fans from the bleachers, requiring both teams to be escorted from the gym by coaches and school safety officers. Comment.

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