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Friday, Oct. 2, 2009

Williamsburg

Davila ready for new line

Two weeks after falling short of defeating incumbent Councilmember Diana Reyna (D-Williamsburg) in a bid for the 34th District Council seat, Democratic District Leader Maritza Davila is preparing to revive her campaign for office on the Working Families Party line. Comment
Williamsburg

Bleak picture for Brooklyn workers

The borough is bleeding jobs and personal income continues to fall, according to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual Labor Market Review. Comment
Williamsburg

Power plant bid fizzles

TransGas Energy Systems lost its appeal to construct an underground 1,100-megawatt (MW) power plant on an eight-acre site off Kent Avenue and North 12th Street last week, further paving the way for an unobstructed network of parkland along the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront. Comment
Williamsburg

Dems choose Bill de Blasio to be advocate

Bill de Blasio has always been a bit of a pain in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s side. Come this January, it looks like he’s going to get paid to do that and then some. Comment
Williamsburg

Yassky goes down to defeat; Liu gets nod

Two-term Brooklyn Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) lost in a Democratic primary run-off to his Queens colleague Councilmember John Liu (D-Flushing), ending his bid to be the city’s next Comptroller. Comment
Williamsburg

‘He sold out!’ Yassky critics shout

Williamsburg activists are hoping time is on their side. Comment
Williamsburg

Backlash for anti-Semites

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment
Williamsburg

No excuse for bad behavior, Joe Wilson

“You lie” shouted Rep Joe Wilson. It was rude and uncalled for. I’m not an Obama fan but unlike Mr. Wilson now, and the many Democrats who booed President Bush in the past, I still have respect for the office of the leader of the free world. They were as disrespectful as Mr. Wilson but that’s still no defense. We should not point to one bad behavior to excuse another. Comment
Williamsburg

Free speech should not engender ill will

The lifeblood of liberty is free speech. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

‘Worst’ of times for Kings County GOP

A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn chefs take ‘Iron’ challenge

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

‘Bam is mum on Nets sale

President Obama may have weighed in on New York’s upcoming gubernatorial race, but he remains silent when it comes to commenting on Atlantic Yards. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Many ‘stuck’ with Yassky

He may not have been stuck on their minds, but David Yassky was certainly stuck to voters’ windshields Tuesday morning. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn workers in crisis

The borough is bleeding jobs and personal income continues to fall, according to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual Labor Market Review. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

BK Jeers for anti-Semites

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn-bred author pens gritty new cop drama

Before engaging eager borough readers on Detective Joe Rizzo’s ash-gray outlook on life amid the hard-scrabble streets of Bensonhurst next week, author Lou Manfredo is going to do something distinctly Brooklyn. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Green dreams for Kensington Triangle

All the West Kensington Action Group wants is a little green and it’s not money. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Yassky sticks it to motorists

He may not have been stuck on their minds, but David Yassky was certainly stuck to voters’ windshields Tuesday morning. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Liu beats Yassky in bid for%A0 comptroller nod

Two-term Brooklyn Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) lost in a Democratic primary run-off to his Queens colleague Councilmember John Liu (D-Flushing), ending his bid to be the city’s next Comptroller. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Your guide to 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 718-260-2529. 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
Brooklyn Courier

Get your tricks and treats

The Fourth Annual Haunted Halloween Carnival of Puppetry Arts will be held October 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Street Recreation Center of PS 372 between Third & Fourth avenues in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Dems like Bill de Blasio for public advocate

Bill de Blasio has always been a bit of a pain in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s side. Come this January, it looks like he’s going to get paid to do that and then some. Comment
Kings Courier

Cop arrested for DWI fatality

A 30-year-old NYPD police officer who patrols the streets of Bay Ridge was arrested in Mill Basin early Sunday following a booze-fueled accident that took the life of a 33-year-old woman. Comment
Kings Courier

10-year-old boy is struck down%A0

A 10-year-old boy is clinging to life following a horrific accident in Midwood. Comment
Kings Courier

Toe-to-toe with haters

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment
Kings Courier

Bklynites battle to be ‘Next Iron Chef’

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment
Kings Courier

Justice takes time for teen%A0

When you’re a victim of a crime, every moment waiting for the police can be torture. Comment
Kings Courier

Charged with fleecing priest

A beloved priest who dedicated his life to protecting and nurturing the faiths of Catholics throughout the borough found himself helpless to his own cousin, who pleaded guilty last week to fleecing the man of the cloth as he wasted away in the hospital. Comment
Kings Courier

Home sweet home at Ft. Hamilton

Talk about a safe house. Comments (1)
Kings Courier

West Quad Building officially debuts

It took 50 years, but the “most beautiful college campus in America” now also boasts a handsome, state-of-the-art, athletic and student services wing %u2013 complete with ball courts and a swimming pool open to the community. Comment
Kings Courier

Russian playboy takes over NBA Nets

And now, here’s your Brooklyn Nyets! Comment
Kings Courier

Fed up with Squadz club

A local nightclub is becoming a nightmare for Mill Basin residents, who called on the cops to shut “Squadz” down last week. Comment
Flatbush

E 21st St. crew crackdown

Narcotics cops broke apart a widespread Flatbush drug ring with the apprehension of 12 members of the “East 21st Street Crew” this week. Comment
Flatbush

Smoky apartment fire erupts

Paramedics from Maimonides Medical Center administer oxygen to an elderly man after a smoky blaze erupted inside his apartment building Thursday night. Comment
Flatbush

Cops record falling stats

While remaining a relatively active precinct, crime continues to decrease within the 67th Precinct, according to the latest police statistics. Comment
Flatbush

POWL programs expands to more pcts.

A pilot program that was launched some months back in East Flatbush has been so successful that it is being replicated elsewhere by the NYPD. Comment
Flatbush

8 shot in East Flatbush;%A0 gangs blamed

Eight people were injured or killed in seven separate shootings that left East Flatbush covered in gun smoke and shell casings last week. Comments (1)
Flatbush

%A0Bklynites hunger to be ‘Next Iron Chef’

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at 9 p.m. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Sicko shutterbug

Have camera, will catch women in compromising positions. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Atlantic Yards goes global

President Obama may have weighed in on New York’s upcoming gubernatorial race, but he remains silent when it comes to commenting on Atlantic Yards. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Chefs have the skill-et to win%A0

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Dutch team goes the extra mile in Red Hook

Miles4Justice, which fundraises to support the cause of human rights around the world, sailed into Brooklyn to donate funding for a new mural project. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

New effort to safeguard ‘death fences’

Stalled condo projects and big blue “death fences” may be the order of the day throughout Brooklyn, but that doesn’t mean a community’s quality of life has to suffer. Comment
Canarsie

Shot following party

A 20-year-old man was shot in the back after he left a party near the corner of East 92nd Street and Conklin Avenue Saturday. Comment
Canarsie

Base offers housing to fed workers

Talk about a safe house. Comment
Canarsie

Kings County GOPers at odds

A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment
Canarsie

Gateway watchers sound off on video

Fuggetabout the geese — local residents want Gateway’s beaches for their own fun in the sun. Comment
Canarsie

Brooklyn pols react to prez’ swipe at Paterson run

Oh, Obama...Why’d you have to go and do something like that? Comment
Canarsie

Autumn street fairs coming at you

You really begin to realize how populous Brooklyn is when the annual autumn street fairs draw out the crowds. Comment
Canarsie

New mural debuts at Parkside subway station

The intersection of past and present can’t be found on any map. Comment
Canarsie

Bklynites hunger to be ‘Next Iron Chef’

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment
Canarsie

Sampson spreads out on E. 96th St.

Canarsie State Senator and newly minted Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson’s move up the political ladder is starting to trickle down to Canarsie. Comment
Canarsie

Bklyn confronts Topeka hate group

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment
Canarsie

West Quad facilities debut

It took 50 years, but the “most beautiful college campus in America” now also boasts a handsome, state-of-the-art, athletic and student services wing %u2013 complete with ball courts and a swimming pool open to the community. Comment
Canarsie

Russian playboy takes ownership of NBA Nets

And now, here’s your Brooklyn Nyets! Comment
BoroBeat

Keep calm and carry on

A brush with rain doesn’t dampen the spirit of Flatbush artist Keith Monda as he tweaks his fiber glass and paint art installation at Prospect-Lefferts Gardens (PLG), Flatbush Avenue and Lincoln Place, as part of the PLG Arts Mural Project, which invited 20 Brooklyn visual artists, as well as local teens and pre-schoolers, to create eye-pleasing murals on the fencing surrounding a stalled construction project. Comment
BoroBeat

Courageous Brooklyn teen inspires many

A Brooklyn teen who is battling a rare disease received a boost from Mayor Michael Bloomberg during a fundraiser for the Bay Ridge youth at the El Caribe Country Club. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Cab thieves collared

Police apprehended two of three thieves who allegedly tried to hold up a cab driver during a trip to the corner of Fulton and Jay streets last week. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

‘Iron Chef’ battle in BK

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Best ‘street grub’ in NYC is here

In the end, Brooklyn’s huaraches stomped on the competition. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Don’t hate on bk!

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Grand theft purse!

Attention, Brooklyn Heights shoppers: take your purse with you when entering a store. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Hey, ‘Bam...What’s up with the Yards?

President Obama may have weighed in on New York’s upcoming gubernatorial race, but he remains silent when it comes to commenting on Atlantic Yards. Comment
Bay News

Trouble with the ‘Grapefruit Mom’

In last week’s column, I spoke of how great the Labor Day weekend was at the DoubleTree Somerset. Reminiscing about Ravenhall Pool, I met friends I hadn’t seen in 60 years.It was almost a perfect weekend, spoiled only by the stupidity of the ‘Grapefruit Mom,’who said to me, “Little girls are smarter than boys.” Comment
Bay News

No ‘bump’ for schools

Public schools in Coney Island and Bensonhurst will receive $13.6 million to lower class size and fund after-school programs. Comment
Bay News

‘Edible schoolyard’ debuts at P.S. 216

A Brooklyn school is bringing fruits and vegetables into classrooms. Comment
Bay News

Sitt pitches Shore Pkwy BJ’s store

Thor Equities Developer Joe Sitt is getting back to his retail roots and proposing construction of a new 214,000-square-foot shopping center at 1752 Shore Parkway. Comment
Borough-wide

Maritza to Vito: Start Me Up

Two weeks after falling short of defeating incumbent Councilmember Diana Reyna (D-Williamsburg) in a bid for the 34th District Council seat, Democratic District Leader Maritza Davila is preparing to reviveher campaign for office on the Working Families Party line. Comment
Borough-wide

Yassky in sticky situation

He may not have been stuck on their minds, but David Yassky was certainly stuck to voters’ windshields Tuesday morning. Comment
Borough-wide

Walk for a cause in Prospect Park

Throw on a pair of sneakers and you can join the fight against heart disease and breast cancer. Comment
Borough-wide

Don’t hate on BK!

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment
Borough-wide

Make the Road for Sick Leave

Barely two weeks after the Democratic primary, several hundred Latino immigrant workers and students pressed City Council members new and old to pass paid sick days legislation in a mass demonstration across the Brooklyn Bridge. Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Bowl Really Ties the Room Together

“What do you do for recreation?” asks Maude Lebowski in an early scene of the movie, “The Big Lebowski.” Comment
Borough-wide

Crazy Christians touch down on downtown Brooklyn

These guys were desperately in need of some help from a little ark builder named Noah, and it’s not because some consider them animals. Comment
Borough-wide

Military Families Can Benefit from New Coupon Booklet Created by CB 10

The close relationship between Fort Hamilton and the community in which it is situated was underlined recently by the efforts of members of Community Board 10 to make it a little easier for military personnel and their families. Comment
Borough-wide

Kudos to Cops of the Month

A pair of 70th Precinct police officers were honored as “Cops of the Month” for their efforts to preserve the life of an injured child at the most recent gathering of the 70th Precinct Community Council. Comment
Borough-wide

Fake National Grid workers scam elderly

Con artists posing as National Grid workers are preying on the elderly in Coney Island. Comment
Borough-wide

TransGas Appeal Fails in Court

TransGas Energy Systems lost its appeal to construct an underground 1,100-megawatt (MW) power plant on an eight-acre site off Kent Avenue and North 12th Street last week, further paving the way for an unobstructed network of parkland along the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Vue vexes nabe

Residents on the border of Park Slope are wishing they didn’t have rooms with a Vue. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Red Hook vendor has best street food in the city

In the end, Brooklyn’s huaraches stomped on the competition. Comment
Crime

Gunpoint bandits unmasked

Cops have arrested two men in connection with a gunpoint robbery in which a local restaurateur was nearly shot. Comment
Borough-wide

A Republican house divided

A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment
Borough-wide

Park advocates stand to loose funding soon

Efforts by one local organization to beautify Owls Head Park, and stem some of the erosion occurring there, are butting up against a March 2010 deadline. Comment
Borough-wide

Inside ‘Kid Spirit’ magazine

Forget “Highlights.” There’s a new magazine keeping kids reading — and writing. Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn pols react to president’s swipe at Paterson %A0

Oh, Obama...Why’d you have to go and do something like that? Comment
Borough-wide

Area churches to offer blessings for BK pets

The Bay Ridge United Church, 636 Bay Ridge Parkway between Sixth & Seventh avenues, will celebrate the wonders of nature with a service, which includes a blessing of the animals, October 4 at 11 a.m. Comment
Borough-wide

Manhattan Bridge at 100

The Manhattan Bridge, the youngest of the four East River Bridges, will celebrate its 100th birthday October 4. The celebration, capped by a firework display by Grucci of NY that night, will include a parade of historic vehicles, walking and bike tours, and public discussions on the history and construction of the bridge. Comment
Borough-wide

The census taker rings six times!

Brooklynites who fail to complete the 2010 U.S. Census questionnaire will be in for a big surprise. Comment
Borough-wide

Billionaire playboy becomes majority owner

And now, here’s your Brooklyn Nyets! Comment
Borough-wide

Army base offers new housing

Talk about a safe house. Comment
Borough-wide

Bklynites hunger to be ‘Iron Chef’

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment
Borough-wide

Gentile vs. Capano

The Bay Ridge Real Estate Board will sponsor a political debate between the two candidates — incumbent Councilmember Vincent Gentile and his challenger, Bob Capano — for the 43rd Council District, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. Comment
Borough-wide

Guide to civic meeting

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 718-260-2529. 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
Borough-wide

Club tries to muffle the noise

Neighbors of a noisy Bay Ridge bar can look forward to a respite. Comment
Borough-wide

Bay Ridge beat reporter among BRCC honorees

A long-time journalist with the Bay Ridge Courier was one of 14 people honored recently by the Bay Ridge Community Council (BRCC) as “Hidden Treasures of the Community.” Comment
Borough-wide

Visitation Academy dedicates statue

Cheers and a pomp-filled ceremony added to the reverie when the faithful flocked to Bay Ridge to help dedicate a statue at Visitation Academy. Comment
BoroBeat

BC opens new west quad facilities

It took 50 years, but the “most beautiful college campus in America” now also boasts a handsome, state-of-the-art, athletic and student services wing %u2013 complete with ball courts and a swimming pool open to the community. Comment
Bay News

Shooting in Cropsey Park

Four people were wounded in Cropsey Park this past weekend when a late-night soccer game ended in a shooting spree. Comment
Bay News

BK pols react to swipe at Paterson

Oh, Obama...Why’d you have to go and do something like that? Comment
Bay News

Russian playboy buys NBA Nets

And now, here’s your Brooklyn Nyets! Comment
Bay News

No funding bump for area schools

Public schools in Coney Island and Bensonhurst will receive $13.6 million to lower class size and fund after-school programs. Comment
Bay News

8th annual Tunnel to Towers run%A0

Red, white and blue reigned supreme amid a torrent of rain as more than 25,000 soaked patriots joined Brooklyn’s Bravest and runners from around the world for the eighth annual “Tunnel to Towers” run, poignantly retracing the footsteps of a valiant Park Slope firefighter who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11. Comment
Borough-wide

Sugary treats aren’t so sweet

The city Health Department is launching a campaign to encourage New Yorkers to give up their favorite sugary drinks. Comment
Bay News

The ‘Edible schoolyard’ debuts

A Brooklyn school is bringing fruits and vegetables into classrooms. Comment
Borough-wide

Bloomy stumps for Ridge GOPer

It’s one of those dog-bites-man type stories. Comment
Bay News

Autumn brings fresh spate of great street fairs

You really begin to realize how populous Brooklyn is when the annual autumn street fairs draw out the crowds. Comment
Bay News

‘Senior Idol’ correction

A calendar listing in last week’s “Around the Clock” featured an incorrect date submitted by AARP-Chapter 5055 for its “Senior Idol” competition at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road. Comment
Bay News

Brooklynites take TV’s ‘Iron Chef’ challenge

You are “The Next Iron Chef.” Three Brooklynites hope to hear those sweet words on the new season of the Food Network’s popular competition show, which premieres on October 4 at9 p.m. Comment
Bay News

GOP critic: this is the worst our party has ever been

A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment
Bay News

Home sweet home...ten-hut!

Talk about a safe house. Comment
Bay News

Joe’s Sitt & shop

Thor Equities Developer Joe Sitt is getting back to his retail roots and proposing construction of a new 214,000-square-foot shopping center at 1752 Shore Parkway. Comment
Bay News

Bloomie chows down on B’hurst sandwich

Next time, put some hot peppers on it! Comment
Bay News

Manhattan Bridge centennial fireworks

The Manhattan Bridge, the youngest of the four East River Bridges, will celebrate its 100th birthday October 4. The celebration, capped by a firework display by Grucci of NY that night, will include a parade of historic vehicles, walking and bike tours, and public discussions on the history and construction of the bridge. Comment
High School Sports

%A0Victory for Knights

The moment Jorge Herrera’s header beat goalkeeper Mateo Arboleda to the back post, an enormous eruption broke out on the James Madison boys soccer team’s sideline. It lasted until the triple whistle was blown, signifying the Knights’ first victory in nearly two weeks, a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Fort Hamilton. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

Borough-wide

Hey Mister Postman--live on a military installation.

Talk about a safe house. Comment

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Borough-wide

A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party

Dr. Arnaldo Ferraro, a former Bensonhurst Assemblymember, is challenging the leadership of current party chair Craig Eaton, who he claims is bringing the party down. Comment
Borough-wide

State Workers Investigate former Gas Plant Site

Three industrial lots on a dead-end street off Maspeth Avenue in Williamsburg are the subject of an extensive environmental study for the presence of coal tar. Comment
Borough-wide

Fire smokes out Westminster Road home

Paramedics from Maimonides Medical Center administer oxygen to an elderly man after a smoky blaze erupted inside his apartment building Thursday night. Comment
Borough-wide

Bklyn-bred author debuts

Before engaging eager borough readers on Detective Joe Rizzo’s ash-gray outlook on life amid the hard-scrabble streets of Bensonhurst next week, author Lou Manfredo is going to do something distinctly Brooklyn. Comment
Borough-wide

Artists Storm Castle Braid

North Brooklyn’s newest condo development is open for rent, but first, the artists are taking over. Comment
Borough-wide

Yassky loses to Liu in comptroller runoff

Two-term Brooklyn Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) lost in a Democratic primary run-off to his Queens colleague Councilmember John Liu (D-Flushing), ending his bid to be the city’s next Comptroller. Comment
Borough-wide

Recession takes its toll on Brooklyn

The borough is bleeding jobs and personal income continues to fall, according to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual Labor Market Review. Comment
Borough-wide

Thor goes shopping in Bensonhurst

Thor Equities Developer Joe Sitt is getting back to his retail roots and proposing construction of a new 214,000-square-foot shopping center at 1752 Shore Parkway. Comment
Borough-wide

A triangle grows in Kensington

All the West Kensington Action Group wants is a little green and it’s not money. Comment
Borough-wide

Endorsement: Mike Bloomberg for re-election as mayor of New York City

Those of us who have lived in New York for a long time remember the all-too-recent days when crime was rampant, infrastructure was crumbling, services were diminishing and, indeed, the city itself seemed ungovernable. Comment
Borough-wide

De Blasio beats Green in runoff

Bill de Blasio has always been a bit of a pain in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s side. Come this January, it looks like he’s going to get paid to do that and then some. Comment
Borough-wide

Kosher hot dog eating contest comes to Brooklyn

Nathan’s, Shmathan’s! Welcome to the borough’s first kosher hot dog eating contest. Comment
Borough-wide

Seven shootings in one week

Eight people were injured or killed in seven separate shootings that left East Flatbush covered in gun smoke and shell casings last week. Comment
Borough-wide

Getting Erosion Control Project on Track

Efforts by one local organization to beautify Owls Head Park, and stem some of the erosion occurring there, are butting up against a March 2010 deadline. Comment
Borough-wide

Astroland flight pattern could include Coney reentry

This summer, for the first time in more than 45 years, Carol Hill Albert looked out across West 10th Street and didn’t see the familiar lights of Astroland Amusement Park dancing over Surf Avenue. Comment
Borough-wide

Family suffers 27 minutes of hell waiting for police

When you’re a victim of a crime, every moment waiting for the police can be torture. Comment

Monday, Sept. 28, 2009

Borough-wide

Users seek salvation for Gateway beach clubs

Fuggetabout the geese — local residents want Gateway’s beaches for their own fun in the sun. Comment
Borough-wide

District 21 in good standing

School District 21 is in the clear. Comment
Borough-wide

More power, more space: Sen. Sampson moves into bigger digs

Canarsie State Senator and newly minted Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson’s move up the political ladder is starting to trickle down to Canarsie. Comment
Borough-wide

Bay Ridge bar bends to neighborhood pressure

Neighbors of a noisy Bay Ridge bar can look forward to a respite. Comment
Borough-wide

Yassky pulled into Broadway Triangle Vortex

Williamsburg activists are hoping time is on their side. Comment
Borough-wide

BC dorm could open this coming spring

Brooklyn College’s new dormitory could be open as soon as next spring. Comment
Borough-wide

Unholy act: Thousands stolen from dying priest

A beloved priest who dedicated his life to protecting and nurturing the faiths of Catholics throughout the borough found himself helpless to his own cousin, who pleaded guilty last week to fleecing the man of the cloth as he wasted away in the hospital. Comment

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