Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ford players not surprised, pleased with Toro’s hire

Anjali Moncrieffe’s face lit up and a wide smile appeared with the mention of Mike Toro being her varsity basketball coach at Bishop Ford next season. Comment.

Back in Brooklyn, veteran Bouchard leading Cyclones

Say this for Matt Bouchard – he certainly knows how to handle disappointment. Comment.
Kings Courier

A penny goes a long way around here

An “easily forgotten” copper coin was transformed into a “powerful tool for youth action and service” when Public School 197 presented the fruits of its Penny Harvest fundraising labors to seven community service organizations. Comment.
Kings Courier

NACA applauds youth achievement

Two local students were in the spotlight, honored for their academic achievement and their service to their school. Comment.
Kings Courier

In verdict’s wake, a celebration of life

A Mill Island teenager who perished in a Jet Ski accident three years ago, was recalled with tears and fond words by family and friends, who assembled for a wreath−casting ceremony by the basin waters which claimed his life. Comment.
Kings Courier

Being true to your school

Public School 119 continues to play a big part in the lives of Paula Held and Howard Teitelbaum – even though the pair graduated from the Flatbush school almost 60 years ago. Comment.
Kings Courier

Broadway rocker inspires Junior HS students

Broadway−bound students at Marine Park Junior High School received tips from the top when headlining actor, rock star and writer Constantine Maroulis stopped by to help them with a musical theater project. Comment.
Kings Courier

Big Screecher

A & J Bakery has been baking bread, serving the residents of Most Precious Blood Parish for decades, and was one of the community tragedies brought on by the recession. Comment.
Kings Courier

‘Underfunded’ showcase at Murrow H.S.

Forget the Met! Comment.
Flatbush

CB12 says ‘no way’ to one−way

Community Board 12 gave a resounding thumbs−down to the plan to turn its section of Church Avenue into a one−way westbound street. Comment.
Flatbush

East 34th Street awards & accolades

The civic−minded were delivered a gracious salute when the East 34th Street Block Association held a benefit scholarship garden party in Flatbush. Comment.
Flatbush

Name change honors late administrator

Public School 6 is now also the Norma Adams Clemons Academy. Comment.
Canarsie

Neglia brawlers come out swinging

Former World Champion kickboxer and promoter, Brooklyn’s own “beast from the northeast” Louis Neglia, showcased the latest talent to come out of his martial arts academy at the latest installment of Combat at the Capitale, held at the landmark Capitale, 130 Bowery in New York City’s Lower East Side. Comment.
Canarsie

A special day for one lucky kid

He’s made of iron! Comment.
Canarsie

Gavel to Gavel

Mini Madoff in Federal Court Comment.
Letters

Letters to the Editor

Bring in the ponies! Comment.
Canarsie

Not for Nuthin’

We promised her − “You pass your Regents and all your classes and we’ll do something special − your choice.” Comment.
Canarsie

It’s only my opinion

And here, my friends, is more of “America – By the Numbers” Comment.
Canarsie

Canarsie closer to new charter school

A proposal to establish a new charter school in Canarsie is moving forward. Comment.
Canarsie

Guide to upcoming civic meetings

The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718−615−2500, ext. 2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment.
Canarsie

Local Councilman supports Community Choice Act

For City Councilmember Mike Nelson, the federal Community Choice Act is financially prudent, allows people more choice and is an issue with which he’s had personal experience. Comment.
Canarsie

Local congregations rededicates scrolls

Judaism’s most revered symbols – the Torah scrolls – were honored with a gala procession through Sheepshead Bay to celebrate the rededication of the holy scriptures at Congregation Beth Shalom of Kings Bay. Comment.
Canarsie

New playground at P.S. 226

Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s plan to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10−minute walk of a recreational space bore its first fruits when Hizzoner helped snip the ribbon on a new, $650,000 playground at Public School 226. Comment.
Canarsie

Garden party for East 34th St.

The civic−minded were delivered a gracious salute when the East 34th Street Block Association held a benefit scholarship garden party in Flatbush. Comment.
Canarsie

Cruise to the rocket’s red glare

NY Waterway Tours offers the best seats in the house — the middle of the Hudson River — aboard its 4th of July Fireworks Cruise, boarding at 6 p.m. at the Fulton Ferry Landing at the foot of Fulton Street in Brooklyn, and departing at 7 p.m. Comment.
Canarsie

Make way for the dancing of the Giglio

Slender−shouldered hipsters will soon rub elbows with sturdy−shouldered true believers at the Feast of the Giglio, an annual week−long religious celebration in Williamsburg. Comment.
Canarsie

Hometown crowd roots for beauty

Wherever Keelie Sheridan went in Albany this past weekend, she was greeted with shouts of “Brooklyn!” Comment.
Canarsie

Be an MDA vollie

Volunteers looking for a rewarding and memorable experience should consider Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camps. Volunteer counselors are needed to assist young people with muscular dystrophy and related diseases, and help them enjoy a fun−filled MDA summer camp August 16−22 in Spring Valley, NY. Comment.
Canarsie

‘Hutch’ is saluted as a real−life super cop

On any given day in the 67th Precinct on Snyder Avenue, Detective Leroy “Hutch” Hutchinson can be found in the building’s lobby, talking with visitors. Comment.
Canarsie

High note for developing P.S. 52 musicians

Budding virtuosos commanded the spotlight – and wowed the crowd – when they teamed up for a recital at Public School 52. Comment.
Canarsie

Marijuana at daycare ctr.

At the Special Moments Daycare on East 52nd Street, administrators put forth a varied curriculum that included reading, writing and, allegedly, rolling blunts. Comment.
Canarsie

A Britisher’s View

Someone please help the people from gagging on their own blood. Comment.
Canarsie

P.S. 272 offers a fresh take on ‘Annie’

Pint−sized performers at Public School 272 were also scene−stealers when they took to the stage for a homespun rendition of the Broadway charmer, “Annie, Jr.” Comment.
Canarsie

Fourth of July fireworks expected in Albany

With the State Senate aflame in controversy, Albany could be a pretty good place for a Fourth of July barbecue. Comment.
Canarsie

The ‘ayes’ have it

The spectre of out−of−scale development no longer hangs over Canarsie. Comment.
Canarsie

10 Annual 5K Run⁄Walk draws dedicated feet

A brisk trot around the neighborhood amounted to cool cash in the coffers when Good Shepherd School held its benefit run, drawing mom, dad and the kids to don their running shorts and put their best foot forward. Comment.
Canarsie

Bklyn softball: On target

Consider 2009 a Brooklyn softball renaissance. Comment.
Canarsie

Big−time titles remain elusive, but BK squads shine

Brooklyn didn’t bring home any city championships, but that doesn’t mean it was a disappointing season by any means. A year after reaching the PSAL Class A final, Madison made the semifinals with an almost completely new club. Xaverian failed to repeat as CHSAA Class A intersectional champs, but then again, nobody has done that in 33 years. The Clippers did take home another Brooklyn⁄Queens ‘A’ division title. Comment.
Canarsie

Boy Scout Night at KeySpan

The Brooklyn Cyclones welcome fans to help the troops and do their part on Boy Scout Night, July 11 starting at 6 p.m. at KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Avenue. Comment.
Canarsie

2nd annual 4th of July Picnic

State Senator Marty Golden announced that the Second Annual Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic will be held July 4 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the field on 82nd Street and Shore Road. Comment.
Canarsie

Nick enlists parents for cool survey

It’s Brooklyn vs. Brooklyn — and there might be some slime involved. Comment.

One way&&&&?;;;; No way, Flatbush residents declare for Church Avenue

Hoots and hollers were the order of the day as East Flatbush residents and merchants made it clear that they did not want to see Church Avenue turned into a one-way street. Comment.

East Flatbush police keeping close ear on party noise

Play your music too loud, and you may attract some unexpected visitors to your next backyard barbecue -- the police. Comment.

One way No way, Flatbush residents declare for Church Avenue

Hoots and hollers were the order of the day as East Flatbush residents and merchants made it clear that they did not want to see Church Avenue turned into a one-way street. Comment.

Brighton wonders: now what?

Following the city’s decision to nix its downzoning plan for Brighton Beach, locals are wondering what will happen to the neighborhood. Comment.

Turf war erupts over safety of Brooklyn parkland

Hundreds of residents run and play on the McCarren Park track every day without realizing that the rubberized pellets underneath the artificial turf may be hazardous. Comment.

Elephants nose in on Nathan’s hot dog contest

They’ve proven they can eat like pigs, but can three competitive eaters ingest like elephants? Comment.

Beep anger grows

Opponents of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s $64 million plan to build a new amphitheater at Asser Levy⁄Seaside Park and transform it into a Westbury Music Festival−style venue have already promised to file lawsuits and vote Republican – and this week they upped the ante. Comment.

‘Summer Streets’ stretch out

Summer Streets, a citywide vehicle−free recreation program, is expanding to seven sites in Brooklyn this season, joining more than 1,500 free summer events throughout the city. Comment.

Acquittal leaves mom shattered

As she left the courtroom where a jury acquitted the man accused of killing her son, Joanne Zaccaria didn’t know what she found more stunning: the verdict or the comedy of errors that led up to it. Comment.

$2.25 for filth

Neat freaks take heed: avoid the R train at all costs. Comment.

Brooklynite heads NYC Service; group tasked with spurring volunteerism

New Yorkers aren’t brutish and short−tempered, and Brooklynite Diahann Billings−Burford aims to prove it. Comment.

70th Precinct reports 17% drop in felonies

Proactive policing, help from borough−wide squads and communicating effectively with the community: all are reasons behind the 70th Precinct’s 17 percent drop in felony crime so far this year, according to its commanding officer, Dep. Inspector Ralph Monteforte. Comment.

Calls for Stewart to exit Council

As former aides to City Councilmember Kendall Stewart entered guilty pleas in the embezzlement case that had been brought against them, the calls have begun for Stewart to resign his Council seat. Comment.

Vacant lot spawns anger

For as long as Sue McCormack has lived in Flatlands, the triangular lot bounded by Flatlands Avenue, Troy Avenue and Avenue L has been vacant. Comment.

Snake sparks a sensation

To quote Indiana Jones: “Snakes ... why did it have to be snakes?” Comment.

Well outfitted for the job search

With the goal of assisting the community during difficult economic times, the St. Anselm Parish’s Workforce Ministry Committee welcomed representatives from The Good Help Program of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow during an information session St. Anselm hosted for people currently seeking employment. Comment.

Visitation excels at scientific method

Visitation Academy’s fifth through eighth graders presented their ideas for the future as part of the Bay Ridge school’s annual science fair. Comment.

Delta turns Omega

Public School 185’s Delta program is on its way out. Comment.

Patriotic fervor fills the streets of Heights

Dyker Heights is ahead of the rest when it comes to showing its true colors. Comment.

Music Man revival is a hit for eighth graders

Under the musical direction of Brian Worsdale and set design directors Karen Peters and Arlene Figaro, the graduating class of Visitation Academy produced the award−winning musical “The Music Man.” Comment.

R.I.P. for RIF program

Ten members of Community Board 10 were in the spotlight, recently, honored for their dedication to the board and the community. Comment.

Fight is on to save the P.O.

Bay Ridge residents can’t do without the Ovington Post Office. Comment.

Give ‘em an ‘A’ for perfect attendance

Ten members of Community Board 10 were in the spotlight, recently, honored for their dedication to the board and the community. Comment.

Your comprehensive guide to upcoming civic meetings

The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718−615−2500, ext. 2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment.

A shiny piece of the emerald isle in Brooklyn

Brooklynites donned their shamrocks and headed to Aviator Sports & Recreation for two days of blarney and merriment at the annual Irish festival. Comment.

70th Precinct anticrime team makes an impact

By Stephen Witt Comment.
24/7

Sidewalk games

The Police Athletic League launched its 2009 Summer Program for New York City youngsters to play traditional sidewalk games, develop their creativity through the arts, and learn from a wide range of educational, recreational and cultural arts specialists. Comment.
Bay News

Rachel Carson School graduates first class

No more drama. Comment.
Bay News

Belsky scores big win in fight against the city

Finally, some respect! Comment.
Bay News

Felder advocates eliminating the public advocate post

The money spent on the office of the public advocate could be better spent elsewhere. Comment.
Bay News

Manhattan Beach scuttlebutt: feuding civics look to regroup

There’s chatter in Manhattan Beach this week that members of the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association (MBNA) might be interested in returning to the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG). Comment.
Bay News

A Little bit of ireland in Brooklyn

Brooklynites donned their shamrocks and headed to Aviator Sports & Recreation for two days of blarney and merriment at the annual Irish festival. Comment.
Bay News

Public advocate candidates advocate for post

The money spent on the office of the public advocate could be better spent elsewhere. Comment.
Bay News

Carnival fun & games caps successful year

Games of chance, amusement rides and a host of special attractions were among the crowd−pleasers when students at Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences celebrated the the end of the academic year with a rip−roaring benefit carnival. Comment.
Bay News

New law establishes referendum on term limits

Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council may have skirted the city’s term limits law through legislating in a third term, but running for a fourth term may not be as easy. Comment.
Bay News

Civic meetings

The following is a list of community organizations that are meeting in the near future in your area. If you have any information that can update this listing, or any comments pertaining to organizations not yet covered, call this newspaper at 718−615−2500, ext. 2529. All meeting notices are accurate as of press time, however, they are subject to change from the organization. Please contact the organization at the number provided for confirmation of date, time and location. Comment.
Bay News

Bensonhurst revels in the early rays of summer

Amusements for the young and the young−at−heart – plus vendor stalls brimming with retail delights – jumpstarted the season of fun in the sun with a street festival in Bensonhurst. Comment.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Williamsburg

Brooklyn Poet Laureate Ken Siegelman dies at 63

Ken Siegelman, Brooklyn’s poet laureate, died in his Gravesend home on June 20th after a decade long struggle with kidney disease. He was 63 years old. Comment.
Williamsburg

Quiddich match gets bogged down

The field was muddied, the players were soaked, and their outfits were ridiculous, but the match continued to the delight of nearly one hundred fans, eager to witness the first−ever Quiddich game played at McCarren Park. Comment.
Williamsburg

Fish factory fears rezoning

Nestled amid several vacant lots off Throop Avenue, overgrown with wildflowers and weeds, Jay Wiener and his family have been operating a smoked fish factory since 1955, one of three remaining certified fish production and distribution centers in Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

City is ‘stalling’

Members of the Greenpoint⁄Williamsburg Community Advisory Board (CAB) said that the city has made progress regarding open space and parks construction, but has moved too slowly to enable affordable housing development in the neighborhood. Comment.
Williamsburg

Lopez backers Jeer critics

Amid chants of “Vito Loves Children” and “Stop the Lying,” nearly 200 allies of Assemblymember Vito Lopez (D−Williamsburg) held a rally on South 5th Street in Williamsburg Wednesday evening to show their support for the legislator, who has sponsored a controversial sex abuse bill regarding the statute of limitations. Comment.
Williamsburg

Senate mess frustrates Assembly members

Brooklyn’s Assemblymembers are eagerly waiting for the State Senate to come to a resolution and begin debating a number of bills that could have a profound impact on the daily lives of their constituents back home. Comment.
Williamsburg

Senator: Albany mess will ‘work out’

When things look bleaker than they already are in Albany, Democrats in the State Senate are now looking to a Canarsien for solace. Comment.
Williamsburg

BK mortgage fraud probe

Last week’s headline−grabbing story of a Park Slope man who masqueraded as his dead mother in a failed bid to keep his home was one of over a half−dozen real estate scams uncovered by the Kings County District Attorney’s new Mortgage Fraud and Real Estate Crimes Unit. Comment.
Williamsburg

Support for Triangle

The city’s Broadway Triangle rezoning plan cleared another hurdle this week, as a key Community Board 1 committee advanced the plan in four close votes, a victory for the United Jewish Organization (UJO) and the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council (RBSCC). Comment.
Letters

Letters to the editor

SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT Comment.
Williamsburg

Nick: vote for coolest spots in Bklyn

It’s Brooklyn vs. Brooklyn — and there might be some slime involved. Comment.
Williamsburg

Red, white and Brooklyn: 4th of July celebrations

This Independence Day, Brooklynites will proudly show their true colors, marking the nation’s birthday with a parade, a picnic and probably the world’s most famous competitive eating event. Comment.

Brooklyn Knights U-16s fall to Rough Riders, 2-0

After scoring just once in the opening five games, going 0-3-2 during the stretch, the Brooklyn Knights Under-16 boys' Super-Y League team needed an intervention. Not only was the squad not scoring goals, but the team was suffering internal strife. Comment.

School in session: The High learns lessons at West 4th

Fans encircled the court. Perspiration filled the air. Intensity could be felt as the taut game went down to the final seconds. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Turf war erupts over the future of Bklyn parks

Hundreds of residents run and play on the McCarren Park track every day without realizing that the rubberized pellets underneath the artificial turf may be hazardous. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gowanus goof trips up city officials

If the city wants to win support for its Superfund alternative plan for the Gowanus Canal, it might want to spell the name of the infamous waterway correctly, skeptical local residents said after an informational meeting this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bruce Ratner seals sweetheart deal with MTA

Next stop, Atlantic Avenue Barclay’s Center − home of yoooour Brooklyn Nets! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Annex over demo

The city’s plan to demolish P.S. 133 in Park Slope and erect a larger building was reviewed by the City Council this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Squadron camp: Daniel will never flip

With the State Senate vote currently deadlocked at a 31−31 tie, Republicans are looking for any weak links in the Democratic chain to switch sides and help them grab the keys to the kingdom. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Park Slope enjoys its own slice of heaven

Seasonal revelers were in “Seventh Heaven” when Park Slope’s annual summer festival threaded the nabe with fun−filled attractions and amusements for the whole family. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Everything will work itself out’

When things look bleaker than they already are in Albany, Democrats in the State Senate are now looking to a Canarsien for solace. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

IKEA promises not to be hard on concrete neighbor

For now at least, IKEA is prepared to give a proper Swedish welcome to a concrete company expected to settle next door to its Red Hook superstore. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Hearing set for Coney Island rezoning

Coney Island is about to experience a summertime scorcher. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Yards supporters outnumber foes

The Empire State Development Corporation and MTA public meetings last week regarding the Atlantic Yards project highlighted once again how Brooklynites in support of the project far outnumbers opponents. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Poet laureate dies at age 63

Ken Siegelman, Brooklyn’s poet laureate, died in his Gravesend home on June 20th after a decade long struggle with kidney disease. He was 63 years old. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

District 15 bids farewell to president

School District 15’s Community Education Council (CEC) bid adieu to its president last week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Get a lifesaving screening

The Prospect Park Residence will host Empire Diagnostic, provider of community based preventive screenings, June 27 at 9 a.m., to help local residents identify their risk of stroke, vascular disease and heartbeat irregularity before the catastrophic effects occur. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Senate fiasco frustrates local assemblymembers

Brooklyn’s Assemblymembers are eagerly waiting for the State Senate to come to a resolution and begin debating a number of bills that could have a profound impact on the daily lives of their constituents back home. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Funding cut to DiBrienza non−profit

The city’s yearly cash stream to a former City Councilmember’s not−for−profit company that became a political punching bag for those fighting to lead the 39th Councilmanic District has been plugged. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Skateboarder backlash

A crew of skateboarders is making the life around Bartel Pritchard Square a living hell. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Stripes loom for cross−dresser

Last week’s headline−grabbing story of a Park Slope man who masqueraded as his dead mother in a failed bid to keep his home was one of over a half−dozen real estate scams uncovered by the Kings County District Attorney’s new Mortgage Fraud and Real Estate Crimes Unit. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Stories in the Garden’

The Hoyt Street Association will hold its free, annual “Stories in the Garden” series, every Tuesday at 7 p.m., June 30 to July 28 at the Hoyt Street Garden, corner of Hoyt Street and Atlantic Avenue. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Nick asks parents about the coolest places in BK

It’s Brooklyn vs. Brooklyn — and there might be some slime involved. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

It’s Chinese Folk Art Fridays

Puppetry In Practice invites the young and young at heart to Chinese Folk Art Fridays, every Friday from July 10−August 28. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Smith Street Funday Sunday

Stroll, shop, and sample all that Smith Street has to offer during the Smith Street Funday Sunday along eight blocks of Smith Street from Bergen to Union streets, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Walk to the Opera’ for ‘Medium

OperaOGGINY presents Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Medium” as part of its “Walk to the Opera” series. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

P.S. 32 students have a field day with this one

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman and students from Public School 32 enjoyed a Field Day at Prospect Park for the second year in a row, as the Millman provided funding for the program, organized by the Prospect Park Alliance. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

New turf war underfoot

Hundreds of residents run and play on the McCarren Park track every day without realizing that the rubberized pellets underneath the artificial turf may be hazardous. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Messin’ with ‘Texas’

For now at least, IKEA is prepared to give a proper Swedish welcome to a concrete company expected to settle next door to its Red Hook superstore. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

SUNY, LICH ink merger

SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush and Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing in principle to a consolidation. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Animal rights group presents scorecard on elected officials

If they had opposable thumbs and could pull an election booth lever, the borough’s pet population would vote these animals out of office! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bikers rev up Butler Street block party

Vroom−tastic! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bigger P.S. 133, but unequal, some fear

The city’s plan to demolish P.S. 133 in Park Slope and erect a larger building was reviewed by the City Council this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

‘Skate punks’ jeered

A crew of skateboarders is making the life around Bartel Pritchard Square a living hell. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gowanus goof costs the city

If the city wants to win support for its Superfund alternative plan for the Gowanus Canal, it might want to spell the name of the infamous waterway correctly, skeptical local residents said after an informational meeting this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Red, white and Brooklyn: 4th of July fun!

This Independence Day, Brooklynites will proudly show their true colors, marking the nation’s birthday with a parade, a picnic and probably the world’s most famous competitive eating event. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Red, white and Brooklyn: toasting the 4th

This Independence Day, Brooklynites will proudly show their true colors, marking the nation’s birthday with a parade, a picnic and probably the world’s most famous competitive eating event. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

84th Precinct salutes ace crime−busting duo

A duo of cops from the 84th Precinct received top honors last week for nabbing DUMBO’s commercial building bandit. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Crook flouts building security

While one DUMBO burglar was recently arrested, another has filled his criminal void, targeting the same commercial building as his predecessor. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

New park deal struck

The empress of Brooklyn Bridge Park and the lords of DUMBO came to an agreement last week thanks to the state. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Critics of city jump on Gowanus goof

If the city wants to win support for its Superfund alternative plan for the Gowanus Canal, it might want to spell the name of the infamous waterway correctly, skeptical local residents said after an informational meeting this week. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Liberty on Duffield Street

Owners of the Downtown Brooklyn house thought to have played a major role in Brooklyn’s Abolitionist movement celebrated Juneteenth Day with music, song and dance. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Some fear bigger, but unequal, P.S. 133

The city’s plan to demolish P.S. 133 in Park Slope and erect a larger building was reviewed by the City Council this week. Comment.

Muslims to city: We want school holidays, too

Brooklyn’s diverse Muslim community is urging the City Council to pass legislation to include the two holiest holidays of Islam on the New York City public school calendar before the end of June. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Thousands enjoy a slice of ‘Heaven’

Seasonal revelers were in “Seventh Heaven” when Park Slope’s annual summer festival threaded the nabe with fun−filled attractions and amusements for the whole family. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

SUNY, LICH merge

SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush and Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing in principle to a consolidation. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn parks in the middle of turf tug−o−war

Hundreds of residents run and play on the McCarren Park track every day without realizing that the rubberized pellets underneath the artificial turf may be hazardous. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Skateboarders drive ‘em nuts

A crew of skateboarders is making the life around Bartel Pritchard Square a living hell. Comment.

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