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Sunday, July 18, 2010

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Angling for fun at the Macy’s fishing contest

Awesome Clinton Hill angler Athena Murray, 8, fished for fun and found it when she cast her line into Prospect Park Lake for the Macy’s Fishing Contest, and netted herself a prize for hauling in the first catch of the day — a comely catfish, which was admired, measured and recorded before being released back into the water. Comment
Flatbush

Bullets over Brooklyn

Stabbed to death Comments (1)
Flatbush

Bitter rivals face off for district leader post

A battle royal is brewing in eastern Brooklyn as two longtime political adversaries are poised to clash one more time. Comment
Bay News

Breaking and entering: and sleeping!

Synagogue looted Comment
24/7

Fun, fun, fun with the Beach Boys

Nothing says summer quite like the music of The Beach Boys. Comment

Saturday, July 17, 2010

24/7

So what is pétanque?

The game of petanque is as old as France herself. But Americans often can’t understand a game that’s so, how you say, vague. It’s like a drunken game of horseshoes walked into a dive bar and hooked up with a game of shuffleboard — on the beach. In other words, the objet of this French national pastime is to throw balls down a long sand alley in hopes of getting them close to each other. Comment
Dining

Pie are squared at sisters’ new shop, Four & Twenty Blackbirds

A new bake shop in Gowanus has a fairy tale name — but there’s nothing make believe about the quality. Comment

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bay News

Cyclones beat up on the Spikes

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

24/7

‘Bridge’ project! New culture series kicks off on Saturday at Pier 1

With all that robust lawn space at Brooklyn Bridge Park, a concert series was the logical next step. Comment
Canarsie

Digging up Canarsie’s history

Canarsie’s rich and colorful history will be proudly on display on July 11 as the Canarsie History Museum holds its annual fair at the Hebrew Educational Society. Comments (2)
Bay News

Now <i>that’s</i> more like it — Cyclones win

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Dining

The tastiest restaurant gossip — including, of course, burgers!

It’s been a scrumptious two weeks of openings, closings and restaurant gossip. Here’s the skinny. Comment

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

New bar, old problem

77th Precinct Comment
Borough-wide

Our exclusive video of horseshoe crab mating!

Click above for some pre-historic mating action. Comment

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Borough-wide

Hot fight, cool TVs! Golden boils over at Squadron’s ‘asinine’ bill

A Brownstone Brooklyn lawmaker’s bid to make televisions more energy efficient is making a Bay Ridge colleague boil over with rage. Comment
Borough-wide

Another artful ‘First Thursdays’ in DUMBO

Art lovers flocked to Front Street before the holiday weekend (and the heatwave) to take in DUMBO’s latest “First Thursdays” open house on a picture-perfect summer night. Comment
Mill–Marine Courier

Robbed of bike -- at gunpoint!

Gunning for bikes Comment
Borough-wide

Fort Ham. welcomes Col. Michael J. Gould as new commander

A pomp-filled arrival was in store for the new man in charge at Fort Hamilton Army Base, complete with a changing of the guard, a presentation of the American flag, and a fond farewell for the departing chief. Comment
Bay News

Yankees sweep the reeling Clones!

It doesn’t get much worse than this, Cyclone fans: A three-game sweep, and a fall from first place, at the hands of the Staten Island Yankes. Here’s how it all went down (literally). Comment
Bay News

Cyclones are playing like light breezes

Cyclones 5 Comment
Bay News

Fowl play!

A serene Norman Rockwell moment ended up in a soggy mess for a young child who fell into Sheepshead Bay while attempting to feed some ducks last Friday. Comment
Borough-wide

Sex god! Bklyn College doc loves a good crab orgy

There’s a horseshoe crab orgy going on right now, and everyone’s invited. Comment
Features

Cherry bombs and ash cans — the good old days!

Celebrating the Fourth of July in my part of the hood, Gravesend, in the 1960s and ’70s meant firecrackers, lots and lots of firecrackers. The streets would be filled with the empty paper casings of bandoliers, ash-cans and bottle rockets come the next morning, making the block look like the Canyon of Heroes after a New York Yankees parade. Comment
Features

Even Shavana — a Brit! — loves the Fourth

Brooklyn used to rock on the Fourth of July. Comment
High School Sports

All-City girls track and field honors

New York City produced some of the top athletes in the nation and state. Comment
BoroBeat

One big Whitman sampler at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The life of poet, journalist and Brooklynite Walt Whitman was celebrated last Friday on the Pier 1 lawn at new Brooklyn Bridge Park, where the Brooklyn Heights Association collaborated with Issue Project Room to present a night of music played to a marathon reading of Whitman’s masterful 19th-century collection “Leaves of Grass.” Comment
Williamsburg

State moves to close radioactive waste plant near W’burg school

A bill passed by the state legislature last week may force a controversial radioactive waste plant three blocks from a Williamsburg school to move from the neighborhood, but the company isn’t willing to leave without a fight. Comment
Borough-wide

Freak show at Coney! Chestnut wins, but Kobayashi’s arrested!

It was double disappointment at Coney island on July 4 as three-time world hot dog–eating champion Joey Chestnut triumphed over 15 challengers at the annual Nathan’s contest — but he not only failed to come close to his history-making performances of the past, he also had to watch as his greatest challenger, Takeru Kobayashi, rushed the stage at the end of the contest and was arrested. Comment
Williamsburg

This fire wasn’t as bad as it looks

Williamsburg book lovers breathed a sigh of relief this morning after a vicious fire that ripped through a Devoe Street building did not damage the beloved Brooklyn Public Library branch next door. Comment
Williamsburg

Heat wave leads to crime wave in Greenpoint’s McCarren Park

The mercury is rising in McCarren Park — and so is the crime. Comment
Borough-wide

Signs of the times as city moves to improve Pier 6 pedestrian safety

Sign painters to the rescue! Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Mirror has two faces — both bad

77th Precinct Comment
24/7

Sedaris family values at the Old Stone House

The Park Slope-based Piper Theatre made a conscious decision to move away from Shakespeare this summer — and it couldn’t have found a better opposite to the Great Bard than the Sedaris Family. Comment

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mill–Marine Courier

Grief turned ugly at Marine Park corner

The city removed a makeshift memorial to two people killed in a motorcycle accident at the corner of East 38th Street and Quentin Road last week after the shrine had grown out of control. Comment
Flatbush

Midwood house ablaz — and fireworks are suspected

An impromptu fireworks show in Midwood may have sparked a two-alarm blaze that ripped through an East Third Street home on July 4, police and firefighters said. Comment
Canarsie

Pier pressure

So much for a “big interest” in the Canarsie Pier. Comment
Bay News

Not Déjà vu, but history repeating itself due to MTA stupidity and senility Pt. II

Larry Hart wrote these beautiful lyrics to Richard Rogers’s “Where or When,” which sort of describes the feeling of Déjà vu: “It seems we stood and talked like this before. We looked at each other in the same way then, but I can’t remember where or when. The clothes you’re wearing are the clothes you wore. The smile you are smiling you were smiling then, but I can’t remember where or when. Some things that happened for the first time seem to be happening again.” Comment
Kings Courier

Thief breaks into store, come out with pocket change

Poor image Comment
Flatbush

Teen killed at party

Independence Day bloodbath Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Stealing water from a baby!

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook Comment
Canarsie

McRobbed! Canarsie McDonald’s held up

McDonald’s menace Comment
Borough-wide

Tackled for a cellphone

68th Precinct Comment
Bay News

It was wrestle mania when the Dudley Boyz visited MCU Park

The Dudley Boyz threw down at MCU Park last week, but instead of tossing feeble opponents over the ropes, they tossed out the first pitch. Comment
Bay News

Cyclones fall from first — this team needs some relief

The culprit is the Clones’ leaky bullpen, which has been responsible for six of the Clones’ eight losses. Comment
Crime

It’s the Mom and Pop prostitution business

A couple responsible for coercing a 17-year-old they took under their wing into prostitution pled guilty to sex trafficking on July 1 — charges that carry a minimum sentence of 15 years behind bars. Comment
Bay News

Sen. Kruger speaks: Sell my services to donors? Me?

After a week of tight-lipped silence, state Sen. Carl Kruger is finally speaking out about the FBI’s probe into his campaign practices, saying that he’s just an innocent patsy despite allegations that he sold his sizable political clout at high-priced fundraisers. Comment
Bay News

Kruger’s campaign expenses reveal a really fancy bathroom

State Sen. Carl Kruger’s $2.1-million campaign war chest brings new meaning to the phrase “money to burn.” Comment
Bay News

Independence Day horror: Man drowns during July 4 swim

July 4 drowning Comment
Borough-wide

Man-eat-dog

So, how hard is it to eat 54 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes? Consider that 54 HDBs comprises. Comment
High School Sports

All-City softball honors

History was made this softball season. Comment
High School Sports

The Post’s All-City boys track and field honors

It was quite a year for Brooklyn. Comment
High School Sports

All-City baseball honors

The story of the New York City baseball season was Huguenot, the neighborhood on the South Side of Staten Island, home of the CHSAA champ St. Joseph by the Sea and PSAL titleholderTottenville. Comment
24/7

Yeah, but what <i>is</i> stained glass?

You’ve seen it in the windows of churches and on really expensive lamps, but what is stained glass? Comment
24/7

Tips for putting your breast foot forward

Fittings are free at Iris Lingerie — and owner Iris Clarke’s got an extensive array of low- to high-end lingerie to choose from. But in the meantime, here are Clarke’s top-three tips for finding the perfect undergarment. Comment
24/7

It’s time for you to have the perfect bra

More than 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, killing their support, weakening their posture and ultimately causing pain to themselves and, perhaps, others. Comment
Bay News

Clones knock off the Jammers

Cyclones 4 Comment
Borough-wide

Male call!

Residents living around King’s Chapel Church on Quentin Road say that the U.S. Post Office has turned their mail route into the Homecrest proving grounds — and washout letter carriers are forcing them to hunt down their own letters and deliver errant parcels to neighbors. Comment
Features

Of guns, Hannity and … hair

I saw the best response to the recent Supreme Court decision about the right to bear arms on an old bumper sticker. “WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL HAVE GUNS” Comment
Bay News

Judge sides with Markowitz’s foes — but Council rule change allows summer concerts

A judge last Wednesday ruled that Borough President Markowitz’s summer concerts may violate a city anti-noise law — but the ruling blocking this year’s series is effectively moot thanks to a just-passed Council bill that excepts the very concerts from noise code restrictions. Comment

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