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December, 2010

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Musical magic in Flatbush

It’s only been a short time, but children who first picked up musical instruments a little over two years ago are making beautiful music together, thanks to an innovative program that has brought music education into their Flatbush school. Comment
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Living Nativity at Historic New Utrecht Church

A circle of curious young faces ringed the kraal set up on the lawn of historic New Utrecht Reformed Church, eager to get a close-up peek at Baby Jesus — or maybe at his mom as she passed by in flowing robes, or even a couple of Wise Men in their finery. Comment
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Tree lighting at McKinley park ignites seasonal spirit in Gravesend

Lady Moody Square glows with good cheer — thanks to state Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge). Comment
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Breakfast with Santa fuels festivities at Aviator

Little Belle Harbor belle Annabelle Emmolo and dad Guy knew that Brooklyn was where the Yuletide action was when they headed over to Aviator Sports Complex for a buffet breakfast with Santa. Comment
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Christmas pageant at Salem Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Sunday School students moved the crowd to a hush when they took to the stage at Bethlehem Lutheran Church to perform the story of Christmas. Comment
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Winter wonderland at St. Anselm’s Church

Joseph had a bit part, but he performed it like a pro. Comment
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Tree lighting at McKinley Park ignites seasonal spirit in Bay Ridge

McKinley Park glows with good cheer — thanks to state Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge). Comment
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Eye-popping Christmas trinkets adorn Bay Ridge home

The season of glad tidings had Brooklyn’s premier festooner transforming his house on 58th Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, into a seasonal jewel box brimming with eye-popping trinkets. Comment
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Apartment complex residents have a merry Christmas party

Those condo folk in East New York sure know how to party. Comment
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CB 17 tree lghting makes E. Flatbush glow with festive spirit

The Vincents of East Flatbush gave the Rockefeller Center tree lighting a miss this Christmas, preferring to keep their festivities close to home. Comment
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Tree lighting at Shore Road pk. ignites spirit of the season in Bay Ridge

Konrad Brzezinsky’s eyes sparkled like ornaments on a Christmas tree as he scrambled onto Santa’s lap at Shore Road Park and told him his holiday wish list. Comment
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“Feast of Angels,” a heavenly show-stopper at Christ Church Bay Ridge

“The Nutcracker” was given a celestial run for its money when a pair of borough performance troupes performed an original Yuletide production — to a sold-out house — at Christ Church Bay Ridge. Comment
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Miss Brooklyn strikes a turkey at Maple Lanes

She came in jeans and held court like a beauty queen — bowling over the alley cats with her charm and grace. Comment
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Tree lighting makes Bergen Beach glow with seasonal spirit

’Twas the time for merry dancing, and 6-year-old reveler Wynter Hubbard let her feet to the rejoicing when she kicked up her heels at the John Malone Community Center on Saturday to help step off Yuletide cheer at the Bergen Beach facility with a tree-lighting ceremony. Comment
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PS 52 talent show bests ‘American Idol’

Move over, American Idol, some new kids have stolen your thunder — and they’re from PS 52. Comment
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Yuletide cheer at Guild for Exceptional Children, thanks to Men’s Club of BR

More than 100 developmentally-disabled youngsters and adults received an early dose of holiday cheer, complete with a food, dancing and merriment Shavana Abruzzo Comment
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Flatbush Park Jewish Center draws flock for Hanukkah revel

Hebrew School student Ethan Brod gleamed with pride on Sunday as he showed his teachers and classmates the menorah he made from pasta for Hanukkah. Comment
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Wyckoff farmhouse Museum hosts ‘Sinterklaas’ for St. Nick’s Day

This Santa was no pot-bellied man in a red suit. Comment
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Narrows Community Theater stages holiday extravaganza at St. Pat’s Church

Saint Patrick’s Church was alive with the sound of Yuletide music when the Narrows Community Theater performed a song and dance extravaganza with enough cheer to fill Radio City Music Hall. Comment
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Amnesia Supper Club helps provide memorable Xmas for kids in need

Big-hearted staff and patrons at Amnesia Supper Club in Bay Ridge made sure children in need had an unforgettable Christmas Day when they teamed up with one of the nation’s largest good Samaritan organizations for a toy drive. Comment
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New Civil Affairs Command chief at Fort Hamilton

There’s a new chief in town for the fearless military unit which deploys American soldiers to the planet’s far-flung combat zones to act as umpires between us and our enemies. Comment
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Hoop legend John Starks gives Lincoln coach a grand greenback boost

Varsity gridiron gladiators at Abraham Lincoln High School are also dairy kings — thanks to Coach Shawn O’Connor. Comment
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Giant Hanukkah menorah sheds light at Holocaust Park

The headstones at Holocaust Park glistened like proud beacons of hope as flames in enclosed lanterns bathed them with incandescent light from above. Comment
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It’s Christmastime — and Chanukah and Kwanzaa — in Canarsie

No one can accuse Frank Seddio of being a Christmas Grinch — or of being tight with the light. Comment
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Tree lighting at Shore Road pk. ignites spirit of the season in Bay Ridge

Konrad Brzezinsky’s eyes sparkled like ornaments on a Christmas tree as he scrambled onto Santa’s lap at Shore Road Park and told him his holiday wish list. Comment

November, 2010

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Pie social raises sweet dough for charity

The way to a BrooklyniteShavana Abruzzo Comment
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Ave. Z Jewish Ctr. hosts Israeli bonds luncheon

Mazel tov. Comment
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Strivelli Players bring pre-war Berlin to Christ Church with “Cabaret”

Danielle Giovinazzi channeled her inner Sally Bowles down to the thigh-high stockings, tail coat and bowler hat, wowing the crowd with her star role in the Strivelli Players’ production of the stage and big-screen classic, “Cabaret.” Comment
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Late BIG artist’s life celebrated in front of her mural

Christine Palmer-Persen’s face glowed with pride on Sunday as she stood in front of the heart-warming mural across from the Sheepshead Bay train station, lovingly painted by her late sister, Faith, to salute the serene waterfront community. Comment
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Bramson ORT’s new Extension Center opens in B’hurst

Just add property owner to Bramson O.R.T.’s resume. Comment
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Owl’s Head Park, a haunted, howling green for Halloween

Do to an error, this story did not continue on the inside of the paper, was the cover promised. We regret the error. Comment
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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
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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
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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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Wag-tastic Howl-oween fun-draiser for pet rescue group

New Miss Brooklyn Christina Moore was the cat’s meow when she put on the dog and headed to Kensington this Halloween to be a part of a canine-themed benefit for an animal mission. Comment
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PS 115 students write chapter on Halloween fun with storybook parade

Dragon kings and princesses bounced alongside bright-eyed witches while sweet cowpokes shared the sidewalk with gleeful ghoulies, all of them mesmerizing delighted pedestrians and motorists who waved and cheered as the pre-kindergarteners passed them by in a colorful human ribbon along E. 92nd Street, off Avenue M. Comment
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Crown clients battle diabetes on the sidewalk

Even being in a wheelchair didn’t stop Myra Haynes from participating in a walk-a-thon for the American Diabetes Association in Sheepshead Bay on Saturday. Comment
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Spooktacular Coney kooked up for first Halloween Parade

The Mad Hatter chummed around with a ghoulie while a ghostie hobnobbed with a witch, all of them gleefully falling in step with other trick or treaters kooked up in Coney Island for the calendar’s most spooktacular weekend. Comment

October, 2010

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Dynamite walk-a-thon draws big-hearted trekkers to Bay Ridge

Big-hearted Brooklynites kicked cement on adolescent substance abuse by walking the Shore Road Bike Path on Sunday to raise money for long-term teen therapy and family support. Comment
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Neighborhood group and community college slug it out on softball field

The Yankees may have lost the pennant, but America’s pastime was alive and well in Manhattan Beach on Oct. 24. Comment
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HBO star skates for cancer at Abe Stark

Pressing flesh with a celebrity, raising thousands of dollars for a killer disease and enjoying a trip down memory lane? Comment
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P.S./I.S. 206 gets A-plus for PlaNYC playground

Budding Michael Jordans didn’t tip-toe around the fun last week, teaming up instead for a game of hoops on their new basketball court during a ribbon-cutting for the snazzy, just-opened playground at P.S./I.S. 206 — complete with sweet dance and music presentations. Comment
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Sea of howlin’ fun at NY Ascarium

Buzz Lightyear hobnobbed with Batman while Spiderman whizzed around with butterflies, immersing thrill-seekers in a sea of spine-tingling escapades at the New York Aquarium, which morphed into a spooktacular Ascarium over the weekend to celebrate the year’s most phant-astic day. Comment
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Here she is — Miss Brooklyn!

This year’s Miss Brooklyn competition proved again that the smartest, prettiest and most civic-happenin’ gals hail from Brooklyn — especially our 2011 “Miss Brooklyn,” Bensonhurst beauty Christina Moore, 20. Comment
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Homegrown 502-pound pumpkin is a true Brooklyn spooktacle

Go ahead and call it a plumpkin. Comment
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Harvest fest and canine contest add to fall spooktacle at Narrows Botanical Gardens

Mocha the wag-nificent Rottweiler came dressed to thrill as Wonder Woman while Chico, a long-haired Chihuahua from Bergen Beach, arrived in the fall spirit — gussied up as a doggone scarecrow. Comment
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Miss Bklyn. and Outstanding Teen contests reign in Fort Greene

It’s no secret that the smartest, prettiest and most civic-happenin’ gals hail from Brooklyn. Comment
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Marine Pk. Hallow walk — only for the brrr-ave

If you thought a sun-kissed day couldn’t send shivers down your spine, then you probably missed Saturday’s spooktacular Halloween haunted walk at Marine Park. Comment
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Anti-war rally at Rep. Mike’s office

Peace advocates marked the ninth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on Oct. 7 with a protest in front of Rep. Mike McMahon’s Bay Ridge office — demanding that our soldiers in the Middle East are immediately taken out of harm’s way. Comment
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‘Welcome back’ — to Borough Hall

The iconic “Welcome to Brooklyn” sign from the 1970s has found a new home in Borough Hall. Comment
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Teen music sensations Josh Golden and Burnham burn up Center Stage at Aviator

Shrieking teenyboppers thronged the barricades with outstretched hands — some weeping their tweenie hearts out — when teenage music sensations Burnham and Josh Golden headlined at CenterStage at Aviator Brooklyn on Saturday. Comment
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Spooktastic sights abound at John Zammit’s house of horrors

Attention daredevils: This spooktacle comes with gourds of fun. Comment
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Remembering our military men and women

The members of The American Legion from Flatlands post-391 honored military men and women who lost their lives this past year, by marching to a memorial service in Gerritsen Beach on Oct. 10. Comment
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Bensonhurst celebrates Columbus Day with parade

Red, white and blue — along with some red, white and green — were seen all over 18th Avenue on Oct. 8 in celebration of the 29th annual Columbus Day Parade. Comment
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Junk bandits battle filthy Prospect Park Lake

They were more than happy to take the crap. Comment
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Pooches battle it out in Doggie Olympics

Saturday was the day when the best and the brightest came out to show their skills, the day when stamina and endurance were tested. That’s right, it was the sixth annual Doggie Olympics in Marine Park. Comment
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Take me out to the ball game!

It was a clean sweep for the Young Old-Timers on Oct. 2, during the 42nd annual Brooklyn Stickball Old-Timers game. Comment
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Blessed beasts at St. Anselm’s pet anointing

Katerine Perchik’s pet goldfish is swimming with spirit now that it’s a blessed beast. Comment

September, 2010

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St. Finbar’s turns 130th anniversary

When St. Finbar’s Church was established in 1880 -— not in the city of Brooklyn, but rather in the Town of New Utrecht — little did its worshippers know that 130 years later it would still be a thriving parish — and to some, the lifeblood of what would come to be known as the community of Bath Beach. Comment

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Do-wop night in Brooklyn with The Temptations

Two of the most successful groups in black music history — The Temptations and The Spinners — doo-wopped their way into the hearts of a new generation with their definitive vocals, smooth choreography and world-famous grace when they shared the bill at New York’s newest intimate concert venue — CenterStage at Aviator Brooklyn, on the spacious grounds of historic Floyd Bennett Field. Comment
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West Indian Day parade rocks Eastern Pkway

Brooklyn rocked to the Caribbean beat and Eastern Parkway exploded in color as luminaries and lay folk danced to calypso music, pressed flesh with glittering dancers and feasted on Jamaican jerk chicken during one of the Big Apple’s biggest cultural festivals, the West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade. Comment

August, 2010

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Partying like it’s 1910

It was mallets aforethought at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as guests garbed in the styles of a century ago gathered to celebrate the oasis’ centennial. Comment
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Brooklyn never tasted so good

Play with your food! Comment
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Drinking, old style, to help the Botanic Garden grow

It was mallets aforethought at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as guests garbed in the styles of a century ago gathered to celebrate the oasis’ centennial. Comment

July, 2010

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Cole Bros. Big Top thrills

Beneath Cole Brothers Circus’s yellow and tomato-red Big Top — a magical world where people soar to lofty heights, tame savage beasts and propel mom, dad and the kids to the edge of their seats — a dynamic roster of acts delivered just what the audience yearned for: heart-pounding thrills by performing titans from the kingdoms of man and beast. Comment
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Fun-fun-fun by teh seashore

Regular Joe Mickey Dolenz wasn’t monkeying around when he showed fans of the seaside concerts in Brighton Beach that not all stars are divas. Comment
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Hometown hero Neil Sedaka and Brenda Lee wow crowds in Coney

On a lawn freckled with blankets, chairs and swooning fans, sweet-voiced Brighton Beach boy Neil Sedaka proved that “Breaking up is Hard to Do” with his beloved Brooklyn when he returned to tickle the ivories and float his beguiling vocals over Asser Levy Park, where he helped kick off a month of free summer concerts with fellow musical icon Brenda Lee, July 15. Comment
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Ferocious food hounds go gum-to-gum in Coney

Hot dog-eating tourneys are for weiners, it’s the big kings who down the wings — and the burgers. Comment
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One big Whitman sampler at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The life of poet, journalist and Brooklynite Walt Whitman was celebrated last Friday on the Pier 1 lawn at new Brooklyn Bridge Park, where the Brooklyn Heights Association collaborated with Issue Project Room to present a night of music played to a marathon reading of Whitman’s masterful 19th-century collection “Leaves of Grass.” Comment
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Jet ski teen’s legacy lives on

Paul Zaccaria was hailed for his free spirit during a ceremony, coordinated by the motorcycle club Rolling Thunder Chapter 1, NY, whose members rode from Marine Park to his family’s home on National Drive where they cast flowers in the water during a touching tribute. Comment
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Mets are Amazin’ at the Bed-Stuy Y

They’re even more Amazin’ with a brush. Comment
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100 years and counting

A happy birthday, and a happy Fourth! Comment
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Model elders sparkle on the runway at Caton Pk. Nursing Home

Fugghedabout Bryant Park — Caton Park Nursing Home was the new kid on the style runway when the golden set teamed up for a fashion show to show ’em all how it’s really done! Comment
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Young players sport awards at KBYO ceremony

“It’s hard not to give an award to a child!” said Kings Bay Youth Organization President Louis Spina. “They look forward to it because they worked hard for it.” Comment
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Proud patriots flock to Dyker Heights for July 4 parade

To rollicking rat-tat-tats from a Knights of Columbus brass band, flag-waving girl scout Megan Ryba could hardly contain her smile as she proudly hoisted the Stars & Stripes and helped lead a color guard from Troop 2802 along the Brooklyn Independence Parade in sweltering Dyker Heights, June 26. Comment

June, 2010

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Coastal rallyers form a human chain in Coney Island

Leave only your footprints! Comment
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Marathon BioBlitz makes eco-history in Jamaica Bay

More birds flock to Brooklyn — naturally! Comment
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Grand Kickoff to Library Summer Reading Program Brings Sesame Street to Brooklyn

For a day, Sesame Street intersected Grand Army Plaza — and scores of the borough’s tykes were right at the heart of the excitement. Comment
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Boody spring concert rocks the house!

Budding baritone horn player Chad Mitchell swelled his cheeks and pumped up the volume — helping add the jazz — during a spring concert at David A. Boody Intermediate School for Magnet Studies in Homecrest, June 3. Comment
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S’ Bay vet turns true-blue grimebuster for his community

He turned an eyesore into a red, white and blue sight for sore eyes! Comment
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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
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PS 238 show brings school year to an end — with a round of applause

The giggling seventh graders adjusted their pink and blue wigs, made sure their rosy cheek patches were in place and excitedly waited for their cue to step on stage at PS 238, and help make the magic happen! Comment
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Ringling’s Big Top is raised in Coney!

The “oohs” and “aahs” began Friday as 20 workers wielded their sledgehammers, driving the first stakes into the ground and alerting Coney beach-goers that the Greatest Show on Earth is almost here! Comment
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Biden touts Bklyn Bridge facelift — from Manhattan!

We’re not chopped liver here in Brooklyn, Mr. Veep! Comment
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Teachers v. students equals a kickin’ start to summer fun at PS 52

It’s not every day you get to kick your teacher — even if it is in good fun! Comment
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Lena Cymbrowitz health fair — the prescription for a good life!

The services were among several offered at the Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair in Sheepshead Bay, May 23, where pro-active boroughites found the prescription for good health — complete with screenings, information, giveaways and a good time. Comment

May, 2010

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Willowtown fair honors the honorable

The honors — complete with a retrospective exhibition — came during the Willowtown Association’s spring fair at Joralemon Street and Willow Place on May 15, where coordinators Ben Bankson and Linda De Rosa hailed the couple for the pioneering spirit reflected in its many architectural projects which blended the new with the old while keeping intact the nature and scale of their communities. Comment
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Dirty lake? Who you gonna call? Pond Patrol!

Litterbugs at Prospect Park Lake better be on the lookout — thanks to the Pond Patrol! Comment
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OLPH bazaar gives a nod to Mother Nature

This was an eco-friendly mart! Comment
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Nords on parade!

Pint-sized nationalists Christopher Lageraaen and his sister, Shannon Lageraaen, sat on a sidewalk on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, each holding a flag of Norway — a red eye-pleaser with an indigo blue Scandinavian cross outlined in white — waiting for the action to begin. Comment
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Dancers take visitors on a global trip at Boody

Just call ’em nimble-toed! Comment
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Bklyn Children’s Day Parade draws crowds to Coney

They tooted their own horns — and rightfully so. Comment
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Wheelchair race makes students roll with the punches

Ever wondered what it’s like to be confined to a wheelchair with no help? Comment
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PS 84 builds an academy of hearts and sciences

Talk about turning an eyesore into a sight for sore eyes! Comment
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Here’s how to make Earth Day every day

A group of wide-eyed children kept their eyes pealed on the giant floating earth ball as it soared 100 feet into the air and began dancing in the sky. Comment
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Late poet laureate will live forever on Gravesend corner

Late Brooklyn Poet Laureate Ken Siegelman will live on at the corner of the Gravesend block where he lived with his family for 24 years. Comment

April, 2010

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Reaping what they sow at PS 154!

Snip, snip hooray! Comment
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Mardi Gras madness at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College morphed into the Big Easy for students, staffers and alumni, who joined festive forces for a “Spring Madness Mardi Gras” at the student center. Comment
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Danny Glover steals the show — for a cause

Hollywood heavyweight and social activist Danny Glover starred in another role when he came to Boerum Hill on April 19 — host of a fundraiser at the Deity Lounge. Comment
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Pre-Mom’s Day brunch salutes Coney’s Good Sams

“I can tell you that there is nothing like seeing the face of a child light up as he or she receives a new toy for the holidays,” said toy drive co-founder Brian Gotlieb as he presented plaques to six “surrogate moms” for their selfless community work during a tribute brunch in Coney Island. Comment
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Latke gravas: Fried throwdown at Menorah

Too many cooks in the kitchen only added to the fun fry-up when the Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Manhattan Beach held a potato pancake contest, glazing the winners with something more than just dough — golden spatulas and major bragging rights. Comment
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Bridal show wows shoppers at K’Plaza

The inaugural April 24 showcase at the shopping center — Flatbush Avenue at Avenue U — featured gowns from Allisa’s Bridal and men’s suits provided by Access Men’s Clothing. Comment
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King the Czar at Kaiser

Refreshing the entrance to Kaiser Park with a lick o’ paint was a slam-dunk for former New Jersey Nets player Albert King. Comment
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Gravesend lil’ leaguers march to their ‘field of dreams’

C’mon now, play ball! Comment
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New archive at PS 195 immortalizes “lovely” librarian

A beloved Manhattan Beach reading teacher was immortalized before her family, colleagues and the children she taught when PS 195 dedicated its refurbished library to the memory of Sandra Rosuck. Comment
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Brooklyn’s ‘top 10’ reflected in Clinton Hill mural

Now you can see all over Brooklyn without leaving a single intersection in Clinton Hill. Comment
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Remembering Tommy Meo, Jr.

Family, friends and neighbors hailed the memory of one of their own with a “Spirit of Life” walkathon in Bergen Beach. Comment
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Reflections on the Holocaust at Kings Bay Y

Poignant memories and sobering reflections drew survivors and mourners to a community-wide Holocaust memorial at the Kings Bay Y, where they packed the house for the annual commemoration. Comment
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Poignant Holocaust memorial in Bergen Beach

Guest speaker Peter Stone moved the crowd to a hush with his harrowing account of being herded into a train as a 13-year-old, along with his family and other Jews from small towns in Hungary, and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau during a recent Holocaust memorial in Bergen Beach. Comment
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They had a ball!

Dressed in crisp green and white uniforms, a cheery crop of little leaguers from St. Columba Youth Council stepped off the local season of the national pastime with a Mass and a march to Marine Park. Comment
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Rocking out for autism

Big-hearted boroughites made a beeline for St. Patrick’s School, where they rocked out with a stellar crop of music-makers to help raise money for children who face challenges in daily life. Comment
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Dance Party USA at Shell Bank

Budding boogie-meisters received an A-plus for transforming the auditorium into a rollicking show hall with their fancy footwork during a dance festival hosted by Shell Bank Junior High School for Special Ed youngsters from public schools across the borough. Comment
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Budding sports stars score in Bergen Beach

Potato sack races, sprint dashes and other fun games had youngsters from PS 254 challenging mettle while enjoying some down time during a sports day at the Malone Center in Bergen Beach. Comment
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Holocaust memorial

Misty eyes accompanied the remembrance of one of history’s darkest periods during a Holocaust commemoration at Temple Beth Abraham. Comment
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It’s a rainbow pageant!

Budding girl scribes took visitors on a wondrous word journey — wowing the crowd with their tender nuggets of observation and wisdom — during a Rainbow Pageant in Coney Island that called upon youngsters to pen their thoughts about human ideals. Comment
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A hoppin’ good time at the Easter Egg hunt

An egg-citing revel was in store for pint-sized worshippers on Saturday as they celebrated one of the Christian calendar’s happiest days with Brooklyn Heights’ traditional egg hunt at Pierrepont Playground. Comment
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Read them to sleep!

Good-sport-Principal Linda Singer swapped her business duds for snazzy purple pjs and took her young charges on a twilight word trek at PS 255, March 25. Comment
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Bay Ridge egg-citement

A holiday hobnob with the Easter Bunny was in store for pint-sized frolickers who rose to Easter festivities at McKinley Park to celebrate one of the most egg-citing days on the Christian calendar. Comment
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Students celebrate diversity

A rainbow of performances ignited the stage and a melting pot of traditional foods tickled the taste buds during a multicultural festival at the Christ Church After School and Youth Center, March 23. Comment
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Math night at PS 212

Hey, mom, what’s least common multiple of 12? Comment
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Double-dutch fun!

Hop to it! Comment

March, 2010

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Seuss is loose!

Stage-struck students transformed the auditorium of PS 207 into a mini-Great White Way, wowing the crowd with a rollicking production of “Seussical the Musical.” Comment
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An ‘August’ show

Student raconteurs breathed new life into the soaring, lyrical works of one of America’s greatest playwrights when the Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School hosted a contest based on the monologues of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson. Comment
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Bay Ridge celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The rain didn’t dampen the spirit of Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who donned a green sweater and joined mom, dad and the kids in putting his “Irish” foot forward for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Bay Ridge. Comment
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Career day at PS 209

What shall I be when I grow up? Comment
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Easter fun for IS14 students

Under the supervision of special education teacher Lori Cordasco and Heather McCormick, head of the school’s Law Academy, the Good Samaritans trekked from their school on Batchelder Street, between Brown and Coyle streets, to the shelter on Emmons Avenue off Coyle Street, where they jumpstarted the cheer with an egg-citing afternoon of frolics; among them, a festive ferret for oval beauties filled with treats provided with donations from the school community. Comment
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100 candles! Happy Birthday, Ms. Love!

Will you still be snuffing out candles on your birthday cake when you’re 100? Comment
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Borough Hall wears green

Bagpipes, green bagels and a touch of blarney accompanied the tribute when Borough President Marty Markowitz launched local St. Patrick’s Day Parade festivities with an awards breakfast at Borough Hall. Comment

February, 2010

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Brooklynite celebrates milestone

When Abe Weintraub was born in 1910, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden became part of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, the average teacher was 25 years old and earned $500 a year, and advancements in entertainment, science, technology and fads marked the decade. Comment
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P-Star visits Coney Island kids

Gimme a “P.” Comment
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Gladiator visits Canarsie High School

Watch out, Syracuse, Brooklyn’s got your back — in the form of gridiron gladiator Steven Rene. Comment

January, 2010

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P.S. 203 student musicians play for Midwood seniors

Members at the Midwood Senior Center received a rollicking start to a new decade, courtesy of bright-eyed students from Public School 203 who jumpstarted Year 2010 with a concert of classic and popular favorites. Comments (2)
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BIG rocks the house with Vanilla Fudge

The sound of holiday music filled the hallowed halls of St. Mark Church, where parishioners joined festive forces with like-minded revelers %u2013 among them, recording star Vince Martell %u2013 for a concert of carols, presented by the Bay Improvement Group (BIG). Comment
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Proud of local firefighters and crime-busters

Brooklyn’s Finest and Bravest were delivered a tall salute when the Be Proud Foundation presented an appreciation luncheon in Sheepshead Bay to hail “heroes from our local Police and Fire departments.” Comment
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Author shares experiences with Mark Twain students

Children’s poet Robert Kurkela visited creative writing classes at Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented, 2401 Neptune Avenue, in Coney Island. Comment
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‘Glam-mas’ redefine the golden years

Just call ‘em ‘glam-mas.’ Comment
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P.S. 163 hails its best and brightest

Award-winning singer songwriter Hank Fellows was a big hit when he visited Public School 163 to serenade students and staffers with a medley of his popular tunes. Comment
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Cymbrowitz addresses Holocaust revisionism at Berlin conference

Calling Holocaust deniers not only a violation of the memories of the victims, but a powerful tool of the modern day anti-Semite, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, a second generation Holocaust survivor, traveled to Berlin, Germany to address The Legacy of World War II and the Holocaust Conference, a worldwide gathering of academics, former prisoners of ghettos and concentration camps, public officials, World War II partisans and journalists, sponsored by the World Congress of Russian Jewry. Comment
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Hospitalized children receive toys for the holidays

Shorefront Toys for Tots and Taconic Investment Partners joined forces to put smiles on the faces of children at Coney Island Hospital, as Toys for Tots Founder & President Brian L. Gotlieb and Taconic Investment Partners’ Chris Balestra distributed gifts to children in the hospital’s Pediatric Department. Comment
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Families enjoy a Holiday Craft Night at PS 255

To help get families into the spirit of the season, more than 300 children from PS 255 and their parents attended a Holiday Craft Night at the school. Comment
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IS 278 supports the troops

Troops overseas will be enjoying a bit of Brooklyn hospitality this holiday season thanks to the Marine Park Intermediate School 278’s Builders Club, which supported Boatsies Boxes, an organization that creates stockings and other care packages to sendto US Troops serving overseas to help them feel more at home while they are protecting freedom abroad. Comment
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100-year-old author celebrates publication

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Comment
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P.S. 235K puts its talents center stage

Budding Alvin Aileys kicked off the holidays with a rollicking dance performance at Public School 235K. Comment
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Just as freaky as they want to be

Freakin’ freaks — and proud of it — are Dick Zigun (left) Andrea Giaconi and “Xecutioner” Tom Dax as the keister-kickin’ triumvirate from the Coney Island Circus Sideshow takes a breather from eating glass, breathing fire and charming snakes at the Radegast Hall and Biergarten, 113 N. Third Street in Williamsburg. Comment
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P.S. 216 salutes visiting jewish war veterans

Pint-sized patriots at Public School 216 showed their true colors by offering a pomp-filled salute to local war heroes in honor of Veteran’s Day. Comment
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‘Santa’ Bloomberg brings Christmas Cheer to seniors

Some of Brooklyn’s most venerable residents who gathered at the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Center Christmas morning shared their holiday with a very special guest: Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Comment
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Quite a haul of toys at borough hall

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz turned the Rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall into a festive holiday toy store when he handed out hundreds of new toys and books collected during the annual Borough Hall toy drive. Comment
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Read all about it: Holiday cheer is grand

Yuletide was the good word when budding bookworms united for a holiday literacy party at the Patrick Daly School, presented by Red Hook Rise in conjunction with the PAVE Academy. Comment
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PS 238’s got talent

Starry-eyed students took to the stage %u2013 drawing rave reviews for their stellar showmanship %u2013 during a talent show at Public School 238. Comment
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Correction officers donate Christmas gifts to underprivileged children

For the 30th consecutive year, New York City’s Correction Officers donated, collected and distributed a truckload of Christmas gifts to the children of the SCO Family of Services, a community organization in Brooklyn. Santa Clausalso dropped in to help distribute the hundreds of gifts. Comment

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