Brooklyn Courier

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Williamsburg

Bottled up! Make your own wine — in Williamsburg

In four months, Brooklynites can make their own wine — and, of course, drink it, too. Comment.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BoroBeat

Handy dads make the grade at PS 295!

The testosterone was in full swing at PS 295 on Saturday as deft dads turned handymen hunks to build raised beds for the school’s edible garden — earning themselves an A+ for good work! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Idle theat! Hook bus lot violates state law

The state is investigating a Red Hook bus lot, which has repeatedly violated idling laws and spewed toxins near a popular park and the waterfront area behind the new Ikea. Comment.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Williamsburg

The souffle falls? New city scrutiny could curdle the Greenpoint Food Market

Vendors at the burgeoning and homespun monthly Greenpoint Food Market were thrown into chaos last week when the city confirmed that it is placing the amateur chefs under new scrutiny under the guise of public safety. Comment.
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Punch-a-thon deals violence a low blow

More than 100 boisterous warriors had a punching party at Prospect Park — and not a single cop responded! Comment.
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To save D&D pool, it’s Facebook to the rescue!

It’s sink-or-swim time for fans of the Douglass-Degraw pool, who are hoping that their newly created Facebook group will generate a tidal wave of letters to convince the big fish in city government to rescue their beloved watering hole. Comment.
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Engagement party on Court St. gets ugly — and the father of the bride is in the middle of it!

Wedding bells were drowned out by the wail of police sirens at Marco Polo Ristorante on Court Street early on Saturday night as an engagement celebration ended in a frenzied free-for-all — and the father of the bride was nabbed! Comment.
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Not so ‘Bueno’! Smith St. eatery to become a stationery store

The Smith Street rumor mills can stop churning — a stationery store is taking over the now-defunct Bueno restaurant at the corner of Pacific Street. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Sea no evil! Heights Key Food scrambles to relabel weird seafood mix

Another meat-labeling foul at a Brooklyn Heights Key Food has left managers scrambling to win back their customers’ trust, just days after the same Atlantic Avenue store’s legendary “Poultrygate” scandal. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Seven more horndogs captured in Boerum Hill sting

Seven more men — including one who assaulted a police officer — were busted on June 5 at a shady Boerum Hill corner for trying to get a little action from a woman who turned out to be an undercover cop. Comment.
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Texting while walking

76th Precinct Comment.
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Gowanus is one ‘Yard’ shy as party spot closes down

Friday was the day the parties died. Comment.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Williamsburg

Greenpoint Bridge gives this cyclist 40 stitches!

The city is about to resurface the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge, but for Queens cyclist, Rafael Aviles, it is too little too late. Comment.

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