Brooklyn Courier

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

Williamsburg

Almost done with Flushing Avenue

It has been five years in the making, but fans of the Flushing Avenue reconstruction will have to wait until September for the completion of the $40 million Department of Design and Construction project. Comment.
Williamsburg

What the Beep?

Eugene Myrick, the political Little Engine That Could, couldn’t hold back the rampaging locomotive known as the Marty Markowitz for Borough President campaign Monday as he was booted off the ballot for lack of legitimate signatures. Comment.
Williamsburg

Bring back trolleys: Candidate Bloomberg

The city should consider restoring trolley service in sections of Brooklyn where streetcar service was once king, Mayor Bloomberg suggested this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

33rd District Candidate Profile: Evan Thies

The vacant lots, surrounded by cheap spray-painted plywood and corrugated fencing, are a neighborhood nuisance and an intriguing policy opportunity for one City Council candidate. Comment.
Williamsburg

Parker plea involves apology, anger management

He’s completely innocent, but if he can get a plea deal, that would be fine, too. Comment.
Williamsburg

Brooklyn will pick a peck of pickles

Manhattan’s loss will be Brooklyn’s briny gain, an iconic pickle pusher predicted this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

Fireworks explode at comptroller debate

Hometown favorite David Yassky responded to tough questioning at this week’s debate among the four City Council candidates running in the September Democratic primary for City Comptroller. Comment.
Williamsburg

Parks Department bleeds ‘green’

While budget cuts have made their way into every major city department, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation remains optimistic about its future. Comment.
BoroBeat

Beadel Street shuns autos for good times

There’s a block party in the neighborhood – and you’re all invited! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A bizarre standoff with police

A member of the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit went on a fire escape outside a home on Lincoln Place between Seventh and Eighth avenues as the team tried to take a woman into custody Tuesday. Comment.
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Free meals for kids

For the entire summer, New York City residents 18 years of age and younger, can receive free meals while school is out. Comment.
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Atlantic Yards faces more court challenges

Opponents of the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project are heading back to court in two separate cases. Comment.
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A fly in Coney Island ointment

Brooklyn lawmakers in Albany are just waiting for the city to button up its land acquisition deal with Joe Sitt and Thor Equities before they introduce bills that would allow the new zoning plan to move ahead — but don’t count on powerful State Senator Carl Kruger, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to reach for his rubber stamp just yet. Comment.
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Seed money earmarked for Slope Park greenery%A0

Slope Park may soon be on level ground with more modern green spaces in the borough. Comment.
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Marty challenger bounced off the ballot

Eugene Myrick, the political Little Engine That Could, couldn’t hold back the rampaging locomotive known as the Marty Markowitz for Borough President campaign Monday as he was booted off the ballot for lack of legitimate signatures. Comment.
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Hogs & horsepower on 15th St.

Vroom! Comment.
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‘Kiss Our Annex’

It was reading, writing and rage at a Park Slope private school last week, as local residents expressed fury with the Berkeley Carroll School’s plan to rebuild a one-story building on its property. Comment.
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‘Saddle a seahorse’

Three of those lovable equine creatures of the sea, also known as seahorses, were captured and released by a group of city kids studying the aquatic life in the East River. Comment.
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Parker plea deal involves apology, anger management

He’s completely innocent, but if he can get a plea deal, that would be fine, too. Comment.
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Yassky: lets nix discretionary funding

Hometown favorite David Yassky responded to tough questioning at this week’s debate among the four City Council candidates running in the September Democratic primary for City Comptroller. Comment.
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Murky future for Canal

Roast chicken and Greek salad may have been on the menu, but developers had less palatable fare on their minds at a luncheon this week: the fetid Gowanus Canal. Comment.
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Bloomberg hops the F express

The mayor this week called for express service to be reinstituted on the F train, an overcrowded line whose popularity has soared over the past decade. Comment.
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New York City Council candidates

Citizens Union invites Brooklynites to a candidate debate for City Council District 33, August 11 in the St. Francis College auditorium, 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights. The debate will from from 6:30-8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Comment.
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Clang! Bloomberg gets hip to restored trollies

The city should consider restoring trolley service in sections of Brooklyn where streetcar service was once king, Mayor Bloomberg suggested this week. Comment.
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26th Annual night out against crime

It was a sight to see: cops sharing donuts with happy kids. Comment.
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Advocating for an advocate

No blood was drawn as three of the four candidates for public advocate squared off in a forum at St. Francis College earlier this week. Comment.
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New peck of pickles for Bklyn

Manhattan’s loss will be Brooklyn’s briny gain, an iconic pickle pusher predicted this week. Comment.
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Stalled projects only benefit the mosquitoes

The vacant lots, surrounded by cheap spray-painted plywood and corrugated fencing, are a neighborhood nuisance and an intriguing policy opportunity for one City Council candidate. Comment.
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Metro Jewish Hospice training

The Metropolitan Jewish Hospice will be holding summer training sessions for new volunteers in August. Comment.
BoroBeat

12th Street posts a summertime ‘10’

Park Slope revelers partied hearty as mid-summer festivities unfolded along 12th Street with a block party. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Star-power salute to Sara

In a star-studded gala held July 29 at the Tribeca Rooftop, González was honored by Children of the City as “The Children’s Champion.”Oscar-winning actor Gwyneth Paltrow was on hand at the event to present the lawmaker with the award. Comment.
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Beauty and the beasts in Bklyn

Miss Brooklyn, Keelie Sheridan, was recently honored as Guest Ringmaster at the Coney Island Boom A Ring, West 21st Street and Surf Avenue. Comment.
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Berkeley Carroll Plan Ignites Local Ire

It was reading, writing and rage at a Park Slope private school last week, as local residents expressed fury with the Berkeley Carroll School’s plan to rebuild a one-story building on its property. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Yards drama goes on

Opponents of the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project are heading back to court in two separate cases. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

City and feds remain at odds

Roast chicken and Greek salad may have been on the menu, but developers had less palatable fare on their minds at a luncheon this week: the fetid Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Williamsburg

Beep Sucked into Broadway Triangle

Playing the role of the wise King Solomon, Borough President Marty Markowitz presided over a land use rezoning hearing on the Broadway Triangle, which has divided the Williamsburg community for the past three years. Comment.

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