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Sunday, March 7, 2010


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A bridge too far Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Park Slope Jewish Center exhibit celebrates past and present

The Park Slope Jewish Center (PSJC) celebrates its history with the exhibit, “Building on a Strong Foundation,” opening Saturday, March 6, 8-10pm, with food, drink, music and reminiscing. Comment.

Jumaane Williams speaks at Fraser Civic’s next town hall

Meet newly-elected Council Member Jumaane Williams during the Fraser Civic Association’s next meeting, March 10, 7:30 p.m. at Intermediate School 240-Andries Hudde School, 2500 Nostrand Avenue off of Avenue K. Comment.

Radegast Plots Expansion, France Nervous

First North 3rd Street, now Berry Street, then... the world! Comment.

Plan to protect Marine Park homeowners

With a simple phone call, Marine Park residents can protect themselves from financial ruin. Comment.

Gowanus to be made super this week?

The Gowanus Canal will likely be designated a Superfund site this week, an employee with the Environmental Protection Agency told this paper. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

BHA honors community service

Lasting contributions to the neighborhood’s historic aesthetic received special recognition by the Brooklyn Heights Association at its 100th meeting this week. Comment.

Productive dialogue between gardeners and Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College may have sown some seeds it will be able to reap without angry repercussions. Comment.

Curbing the curb cuts: enforcement issues focus on roundtable discussion

A plethora of illegal curb cuts and other zoning and building code violations has local activists seeing red. Comment.
Bay News

Tall building makes for short tempers

A half-built house on a quaint Sheepshead Bay street has become a lightning rod of discontent for keeping the neighborhood character intact. Comment.
Bay News

Money woes for CB13

Community Board 13 fears it will be “decimated” by another round of budget cuts. Comment.

Valuable lesson in CPR saves subway rider’s life

When presented new information, students often do not know its relevance or value to be gained from learning the lesson well. For Bay Ridge resident Vivian Tran, a senior at Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing (PBISN) in New York City, a “Mock Code” class, whichsimulated a patient’s cardiac arrest in a hospital proved to be a real life-saving experience. Comment.

Bread & Life’s free tax prep to secure millions in returns for people in need

St. John’s Bread & Life Program is offering free tax preparation to lower income families (earning under $50,000/year) and individuals (earning under $18,000/year) until April 15. Comment.

Can Congressman Charlie ‘Wrangle’ himself out of this one?

They put Martha Stewart in jail because she fibbed and former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik will serve four years in the klink for not only fibbing, but for questionable ethical practices regarding home improvements, (eight felonies; lying to the White House and filing false taxes among other crimes),- but Congressman Charles B Rangle gets off with less than a smack on the wrist for not one but several missdeeds of a smiliar kind. Comment.
High School Sports

Next step on the Express: PSAL semifinals

Forget the No. 12 seed, the fourth-place finish in Brooklyn AA and the big names Transit Tech has taken down to reach the PSAL Class AA semifinals. Comment.
High School Sports

Surging South Shore coasts to semis

The seeds of victory were sown last Friday night. With more than a foot of snow on the ground and all public schools closed, South Shore coach Anwar Gladden found a church gym in Bedford Stuyvesant and scheduled a night practice. Comment.
High School Sports

Christ the King beats Loughlin, repeats as B/Q champs

As he was walking off the court after fouling out with 55.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter and his team trailing by one point, Christ the King sophomore sensation Omar Calhoun turned to Corey Edwards and delivered a message. Comment.
High School Sports

For Lincoln, the end is now

Dwayne (Tiny) Morton stood in front of the Lincoln bench with his arms folded, a disgusted look etched across his face. Comment.
High School Sports

Ford falls in B/Q semis, eyes state tournament run

Mike Toro was sick the last few days. And the events of Sunday didn’t make him feel much better. Comment.
High School Sports

Transit Tech’s Rhamel Brown commits to Manhattan College

Rhamel Brown had the scholarship in his hand and a suitor that was following him for some time. There was little else to think about. Comment.
High School Sports

Quick start, Taylor’s continued emergence sends Boys & Girls past Wadleigh

Boys & Girls made a concerted effort to get off to a fast start. The Kangaroos energy was high and they implemented full-court pressure to keep it that way after recent slow starts. Comment.

Shrimp with Italian savor makes an easy midweek supper

Easy and elegant, shrimp is a popular weeknight entrée in my home. Comment.

Works by artists from South Asian Women’s Creative Collective

BRIC Arts presents “A Wild Gander” at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, an exhibition of artists from the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective. There will be an opening reception March 24 form 7-9 p.m. with the exhibition on view through May 1. Additionally, “Look Left: Readings from SAWCC,” will be held April 14 at 7 p.m. Comment.

Clinton Hill eatery and bar host jazz volaist Steve Cromity

Every second Sunday at “Two Steps Down,” the cozy Clinton Hill restaurant and bar now celebrating its 40th year, the spotlight is on jazz vocalist Steve Cromity and his quartet. The night also features an open-mic segment for undiscovered and seasoned talents. The music starts at 6 p.m. The night includes a changing special guest appearance. Comment.

Tap Kids concludes Brooklyn Center’s Target FamilyTime series

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College closes out its Target FamilyTime series for this season with Tap Kids, April 25 at 2 p.m. Comment.

Klutz is egg-cellent

By Michèle De Meglio Comment.

Chinese Acrobats of Hebei delight kids of all ages

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents a perfect family show, the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei, April 18 at 3 p.m. Comment.

Unexplored Peruvian Amazon works on display by photographer Garn.

In the summer of 2008, Andrew Garn was assigned by the Smithsonian Institution to document biodiversity in a remote area of the Peruvian Amazon. This mission was an incomparable opportunity to photograph an unexplored region of the jungle. Accompanied by six scientists and a number of macheteros, the team traveled throughout the brush, many times creating new trails in untouched rain forest. Comment.

Photographic works of actual battlefields on display

Taken over a 10 year period (1999 to 2009), the featured works — documentations of actual battlefields — call into question the autonomy of “place”: the disparity that exists between historical events and the geographic locations in which they occur. Comment.

Israeli superstar David Broza performs at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2009-2010 World Stages series with Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza, March 21 at 2 p.m. Comment.

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