Brooklyn Courier

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

FDNY Mobile CPR unit offers free training

The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit will hold regularly scheduled free CPR classes the second Tuesday of every month at EMS Station 32, 347 Bond Street. Comment.
Williamsburg

Murdered at pool hall

Murdered at pool hall Comment.
Williamsburg

The Public Wades Into Newtown Creek

While community leaders throughout North Brooklyn are encouraged about the eventual cleanup of Newtown Creek, many caution the federal agency about harming small businesses and endangering affordable housing projects during the process. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Holiday B.B.s

Holiday B.B.s Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Committee OK’s Berkeley Carroll plan

A construction plan by a Park Slope private school received a passing grade from a community board committee this week, overcoming the first in a series of hurdles the controversial project must clear. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn Drinks Liberally

A new chapter has opened in Drinking Liberally’s rapidly expanding social network empire, and it is in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Senesh courtyard to get city eye

The city is vowing to take a closer look at cars parked in the courtyard of a Carroll Gardens private school, a situation that has long vexed some in the neighborhood. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gowanus wall may get city protection

The city said this week it plans to investigate whether to landmark a revered Gowanus wall that some believe has a place in the annals of baseball history. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Violence in Vinegar Hill

Violence in Vinegar Hill Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Council member Levin sets sights on his administration

Newly elected 33rd District City Councilmember Steve Levin is vowing to hit the ground running - or at least with his eyes open. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Gowanus and Newtown not created equal

What’s good for Newtown isn’t good enough for Gowanus — and some observers are wondering why. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ghost (bicycle) riders in the sky

They rest affixed to street signs, stark whitewashed bicycles locked on sidewalks near dangerous intersections where accidents have claimed the lives of cyclists and pedestrians. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn brownstone rental market awakens

Brooklyn’s brownstone rental market began 2009 as a lamb, but left as a lion, according to a recently released report. Comment.
Williamsburg

Anno Domino: City Planning certifies waterfront project

For Domino Sugar’s developers, it’s a sweet start to the new year. Comment.
Williamsburg

De Blasio takes office

When he packed his bags and headed over to Centre Street in lower Manhattan last week, Bill de Blasio made sure he took a bucket full of Brooklyn moxie with him. Comment.
Williamsburg

Williamsburg’s resolutions for the New Year

A new year dawns in Brooklyn, and Williamsburg’s public officials, community leaders, business owners, and personalities have made their resolutions for a successful 2010. Comment.
Williamsburg

Jets players ‘buddy’ up to Woodhull

New York Jets players Tony Richardson and Dustin Keller scored a seasonal touchdown when they visited Woodhull Medical Center to hand out some extra special dolls as part of the Shadow Buddies charitable program. Comment.
Williamsburg

‘New Lost City’ ushers in the New Year

As the clock counted to midnight, more than one thousand revelers crammed inside two three-story warehouses in East Williamsburg to dismiss 2009 and welcome 2010 in glamorous fashion. Comment.
Williamsburg

Elves make the very best firefighters

Brooklyn’s Bravest took time out of fighting fires to ignite the holiday spirit with a Yuletide revel for the community they serve at their Bensonhurst firehouse. Comment.
Williamsburg

Happy b’day Manhattan Bridge, don’t look a day over 99

Often overlooked but rarely underappreciated, transit fans unofficially celebrated the centennial birth of the Manhattan Bridge on December 31, 2009. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

2010 begins on the stoop in Park Slope

A brownstone stoop morphed into a sidewalk stadium for South Slope revelers, who rang in Year 2010 with a rip-roaring rock show — complete with a “ukulele drop” as the clock ticked towards midnight. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

End-of-Season bag sale

Children’s resale boutique Still Hip is purging its fall, winter and overstocked summer inventory, and will host its end-of-season bag sale, February 7, 12-3 p.m. at 283 Grand Avenue, just off of Lafayette, in Clinton Hill. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Lotsa cooks in this kitchen

Mayor Mike Bloomberg takes his public service shtick seriously. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

$50K is the ‘Right’ stuff: grant helps power free car service

A Brooklyn-based non-profit organization has the right stuff. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Santa Claus drops by New York Methodist Hospital for the holidays

What Christmas would be complete without a visit from “the man in red?” Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Grand Army Plaza counts down to the New Year

The new decade arrived with a bang in Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

What gives on the Gowanus?

What’s good for Newtown isn’t good enough for Gowanus — and some observers are wondering why. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Perk problems

Perk problems Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Super there, but not here

What’s good for Newtown isn’t good enough for Gowanus — and some observers are wondering why. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

All aboard in Downtown Brooklyn!

A soaring atrium offset by three stories of granite, glass and limestone grandeur is set to ease the ride of more than 50,000 Long Island Rail Road commuters as Metropolitan Transportation Authority brass joined borough officials for the grand opening of the new Atlantic Terminal Pavilion in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Norah Jones home sparks push for Landmark changes

It looks like the window of opportunity to have a glass-heavy landmarked home just like Norah Jones’ is closing. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Atlantic Terminal Pavilion debuts

A soaring atrium offset by three stories of granite, glass and limestone grandeur is set to ease the ride of more than 50,000 Long Island Rail Road commuters as Metropolitan Transportation Authority brass joined borough officials for the grand opening of the new Atlantic Terminal Pavilion in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

End of season bag sale at ‘Hip’ place

Children’s resale boutique Still Hip is purging its fall, winter and overstocked summer inventory, and will host its end-of-season bag sale, February 7, 12-3 p.m. at 283 Grand Avenue, just off of Lafayette, in Clinton Hill. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Local pols react to Paterson reform proposals

State lawmakers representing Brooklyn hadmixed responses to Gov. David Paterson’s “State of the State” address, in which he set forth sweeping proposals to root out political corruption in state government. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Senesh courtyard to get city eye

The city is vowing to take a closer look at cars parked in the courtyard of a Carroll Gardens private school, a situation that has long vexed some in the neighborhood. Comment.
Williamsburg

The Public Wades Into Newtown Creek

While community leaders throughout North Brooklyn are encouraged about the eventual cleanup of Newtown Creek, many caution the federal agency about harming small businesses and endangering affordable housing projects during the process. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Council member Levin sets sights on his administration

Newly elected 33rd District City Councilmember Steve Levin is vowing to hit the ground running - or at least with his eyes open. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gowanus wall may get city protection

The city said this week it plans to investigate whether to landmark a revered Gowanus wall that some believe has a place in the annals of baseball history. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Gowanus and Newtown not created equal

What’s good for Newtown isn’t good enough for Gowanus — and some observers are wondering why. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn Drinks Liberally

A new chapter has opened in Drinking Liberally’s rapidly expanding social network empire, and it is in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Murdered at pool hall

Murdered at pool hall Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Holiday B.B.s

Holiday B.B.s Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Violence in Vinegar Hill

Violence in Vinegar Hill Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Committee OK’s Berkeley Carroll plan

A construction plan by a Park Slope private school received a passing grade from a community board committee this week, overcoming the first in a series of hurdles the controversial project must clear. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 11, 2010

Williamsburg

Ghost (bicycle) riders in the sky

They rest affixed to street signs, stark whitewashed bicycles locked on sidewalks near dangerous intersections where accidents have claimed the lives of cyclists and pedestrians. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Brooklyn brownstone rental market awakens

Brooklyn’s brownstone rental market began 2009 as a lamb, but left as a lion, according to a recently released report. Comment.

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