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Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010


Bookworms get A-plus for summer reading at PS 1207

Stellar sixth-grader Alex Spinelli beamed with pride when PS 207 Principal Mary Bosco presented him with a crisp new certificate for taking lots of exciting journeys over the summer — without leaving his home. Comment.

Glidden paints a picture of Israel through the eyes of a skeptic

Sarah Glidden thought she was leaving her art studio in Greenpoint for a 10-day trip through Israel, but it turns out she was embarking on a deeply personal and spiritual journey. Comment.

That Rushdie really is a legend

From a death sentence to kids books — is there no end to Salman Rushdie’s talents? Comment.

Accidents waiting to happen!

I had a few things to say at the Bensonhurst West End Community Council held a meeting in the Harway Terrace Community room on Oct. 28. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010


Yes, but are greenmarkets overpriced?

Wondering how a greenmarket will hit your wallet? Here’s a look at the last week’s prices at the Windsor Terrace Greenmarket. Comment.

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The last greenmarket guide you’ll ever need

The last place you want to be in the middle of November is outdoors, but that’s where you’ll find the best, freshest produce in Brooklyn. Comment.

Pie in the sky this Sunday in Williamsburg

This baking contest sure won’t be easy as pie. Comment.

Girls! Girls! Girls! An old-time Ziegfeld-like spectacle at Galapagos on Sunday

Once you do the math, it’s only $1 a dance. Comment.

Another chance to get ‘Baked’

Get Baked right in your own home. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 12, 2010


Brooklyn’s best chefs share their tips

Ever wish you could bend your favorite chef’s ear for some advice in the kitchen? Well, with the holiday cooking season upon us, we asked some of the top foodies working in Brooklyn to share their tips in the kitchen. The results are some basic rules to stand by, as well as tried-and-true methods. You’re welcome. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010


Saturday recipe corner! It’s easy being green with beans this good

City Tech isn’t just about technology. If you’re looking to brush up on cooking skills, or even just looking for new ideas, the continuing education is offering special culinary classes this month. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010


Asthma girl parents sue city, cop in 11-year-old’s death

The family of an 11-year-old Carroll Gardens girl who suffocated from asthma this summer is suing the city and the 84th Precinct cop whose inability to perform CPR may have contributed to her death. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

An ‘American’ crime

78th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Teen terrors

84th Precinct Comment.

Canarsie HS student run down on her way to school

A 13-year-old girl with aspirations of becoming a nurse was run down by a car just paces from Canarsie High School on Monday — right in front of her horrified friends. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Harrowing holdup

77th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

She passed out — and then was mugged

76th Precinct Comment.

Plumb luck

Sandbags will be the only thing guarding the Belt Parkway from the raging waters at Plumb Beach for the next two years, says the head of a federally funded project that will put off building sturdier structures until January 2012. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

Mill–Marine Courier

Man shot on Ryder Street

Shot in face Comment.

Feds have no money to study Canarsie Pier, much less fix it

The cash-strapped Gateway National Recreation Area doesn’t have enough dough to perform a thorough evaluation of the Canarsie Pier, much less repair it, the Digest has learned. Comment.

Burglarizing backpacker busted

Brazen break-in Comment.

Two seniors robbed and scammed

68th Precinct Comment.

Bay bombs could go boom

The bombs in the bay could explode! Comment.
Bay News

Woman killed in Halloween bloodbath

Killed in costume Comment.

Halloween horror! Gerritsen Beach teens turn on neighbors during All Hallows’ ‘bombing’ raid

Gerritsen Beach was turned into a ghoulish war zone on Sunday as teenage mischief-makers upgraded their traditional Halloween arsenal of eggs and shaving cream to potatoes, rocks and jagged chunks of concrete — and police were allegedly no where to be found. Comment.

Blog bashing! Some Gerritsen Beach residents decry blog that outed their kids’ misdeeds

A website’s account of Halloween mischief on Gerritsen Beach has caused a stir in the close-knit neighborhood — but some residents are angrier at the blogger than the egg-tossing hooligans he covered. Comment.

This time around, the undead left me unscared

The zombies are here, but where’s the fear? Comment.

City: ‘No Parking’ the holy grail for Church traffic

How do you spell traffic relief? N-O P-A-R-K-I-N-G! Comment.

Spooky! Cops and kids ring in Halloween together

The police transformed IS 211 into a holding pen for Halloween ghouls, goblins, ghosts, witches and warlocks, but it wasn’t for the neighborhood’s protection. Comment.

Power to the ‘People’

Several Sheepshead Bay residents opposed to a mosque on Voorhies Avenue put a full-court press on Community Board 15 last week, demanding it take a stand against the city-approved house of worship and neighborhood center, but the panel plans on holding its ground. Comment.

Yemen is the anagram for ‘enemy’

Barack Obama should give himself an “F” for doing a lousy job of befriending our sworn enemies. Comment.
High School Sports

Tilden on its way up again after school restructuring

Eric Waterman has read the press clippings about Canarsie, South Shore and Columbus. All of them have struggled with their schools restructuring after multiple new schools were formed in the same building. South Shore and Columbus had to move down into the Bowl division, because they were no longer competitive at the highest level. Comment.
High School Sports

Poly loses this game of catch-up

Poly Prep has been playing from behind all season. Much to coach Vanessa Ruck’s chagrin, that has been the team’s calling card. Comment.
High School Sports

After wait, Gersh a perfect fit at Fontbonne

Rachel Gersh isn’t a fan of waiting. Comment.
High School Sports

Brooklyn Tech falters, winning streak comes to an end

In Brooklyn Tech’s previous four games, three of them wins, the Engineers scored 136 points while allowing only 74. They ran for over 200 yards four times and held the opposition’s ground attack to under 100 yards twice. Comment.

Kids enjoy some frightening fun at 61st Precinct Halloween party

For some, going to the police station is pretty scary. On Halloween, it’s downright frightening! Comment.

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