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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009


Levin Lovin

Democratic City Council nominee Steve Levin is looking for a home for his new district office, and Boerum Hill appears to be the front-runner. Comment

Billyburg! Mayoral Candidate Thompson Opens New Campaign Office

Amid a cheerful crowd spilling out onto the street and chanting “Eight is Enough!”, City Comptroller William Thompson, the Democratic nominee for mayor, officially opened his Williamsburg campaign office on October 2. Comment

Dirty Water: Pols Meet to Discuss Newtown Cleanup

After making an initial recommendation to put Newtown Creek, one of the most polluted waterways in the nation, on the federal Superfund list, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials noted that it will take approximately one year of testing to determine whether the federal government will begin cleaning pollution along the creek. Comment

Churchgoers Disrupting Peace and Quiet on Canarsie Street

Nighttime activities at one Canarsie church have neighbors praying for peace and quiet. Comments (1)

Canarsie midnight cop honored by chief

If they had the technology to clone cops, Captain Milt Marmara of the 69th Precinct would want Police Officer Matthew Woods at the front of the line. Comment

It’s official: Lander swept both Park Slope and Carroll Gardens in 39th District win

He’s not just the bona fide winner: He’s the certified winner. Comment

Public money goes to private beach

You can’t beat Mother Nature, but a federal lawmaker is hoping that a few million greenbacks might at least appease her. Comment

Issue Project Room founder dies

Suzanne Fiol, the stylish, spirited artist and founder of Issue Project Room, the experimental music venue in Gowanus, died October 5 at New York Presbyterian Hospital after a long battle with cancer. She was 49. Comment

Words of Bonds

When it comes to the Holocaust and slavery in America, the rallying call to ‘Never Forget’ is one of the major themes of the Brooklyn-based non-profit School News Nationwide (SNN). Comment

Hynes’ Thirteen: Over a dozen scammers busted for fraud

Thirteen Brooklyn con artists were pulled from a life of riches and luxury cars to a jail cell and a shared toilet after falling into Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes’ ever widening fraud net. Comment

Monday, Oct. 5, 2009


Cop suffers concussion

Flag this one under the old adage, “If he had any luck at all, it would be bad luck.” Comment

Hey, Bam...what do you say about Atlantic Yds?

President Obama may have weighed in on New York’s upcoming gubernatorial race, but he remains silent when it comes to commenting on Atlantic Yards. Comment

Coal tar probe begins near Maspeth Avenue

Three industrial lots on a dead-end street off Maspeth Avenue in Williamsburg are the subject of an extensive environmental study for the presence of coal tar. Comment

Dude, it’s the 8th annual Big Lebowski fest

“What do you do for recreation?” asks Maude Lebowski in an early scene ofthe movie, “The Big Lebowski.” Comment

Pop’s is pushed to the brink

Pop’s Popular Clothing has been in business in North Brooklyn since 1949, weathering four wars, three recessions, and on rezoning. But the city’s constructions work on Kent Avenue, nearby the store’s 7 Franklin Street location, may force Pop’s to close its doors after 60 years on the waterfront. Comments (1)

A little piece of heaven here in the nabe

The faithful turned frolickers as mom, dad and the kids teamed up with like-minded parishioners for a street festival in Greenpoint. Comment

GOP critic: ‘The worst our party has ever been’

A leadership battle is brewing in the Kings County Republican Party. Comment

Castle Braid: loaded with ‘Artillery’

North Brooklyn’s newest condo development is open for rent, but first, the artists are taking over. Comment

‘Mom, this was the best night of my life’

It’s done, the planning, the anticipation, the excitement - fini - it was the party of the century. At the end of the evening, my now mature, grown-up 16-year-old squealed with the delight of a six-year-old opening up a new Polly Pocket set, “Mom, this was the best night of my life,” she exclaimed, as she ripped off the dress, tore off the eyelashes and slowly transformed back into the child that we knew.  Comment
Brooklyn Courier

From the fringe to the cutting edge

Serendipity pressed flesh with haphazard while spontaneous shared the spotlight with downright weird during the annual Art Under the Bridge Festival at the DUMBO Arts Center. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Health care crisis solution

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, as part of its “Sunday Platforms” series, “The Health Care Crisis Has a Solution,” with Dr. Jaime Torres, president of Latinos for National Health Insurance, at 11 a.m., October 4 in the main hall of the Society’s Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Manhattan Bridge b’day

The Manhattan Bridge, the youngest of the four East River Bridges, will celebrate its 100th birthday October 4. The celebration, capped by a firework display by Grucci of NY that night, will include a parade of historic vehicles, walking and bike tours, and public discussions on the history and construction of the bridge. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Be fashionable, be fake!

TyeakiaDesigns2010 will be presenting her collection of fake animals jackets, coats, and skirts in fake mink, zebra, and cheetah, as well as big belts, fitted sweaters, and African-inspired jewelry and art collage T- shirts during the opening of her showroom/ gallery at Brooklyn Art Studios, 276 Greenpoint Avenue, studio 1303, in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, October 3 from 3-10 p.m. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Fourth Annual ArtMart

PLG Arts presents its fourth annual ArtMart 11225 community arts and crafts market, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain date: October 4) on Lincoln Road between Ocean and Flatbush avenues. Comment

Special Aces Junior Tennis program to start

Starting in early November, the tennis bubbles at the Prospect Park Tennis Center will be filled with happy laughter and cheers of encouragement as children in the Special Aces Junior Development Tennis Program take to the courts. Comment
High School Sports

Paul leads New Utrecht to upset of Tottenville

When Alan Balkan spoke glowingly about Jordan Paul in the preseason, the New Utrecht football coach knew what he was talking about. At the time, Paul had yet to win a varsity start, but Balkan saw something special in the kid who had been around the program for years. Comment
High School Sports

Rush hour: Viegas leads Farrell in Xaverian blitzing

Joe Colucci loved watching Michael Viegas run on the Monsignor Farrell junior varsity football team last year. Now that they’re varsity teammates, Colucci is having even more fun checking out the spry sophomore. Comment
High School Sports

Fontbonne girls soccer gets its revenge on defending champ Kearney

Katie Henderson played a cruel joke on her coach, Victor Popovsky, on Sunday night. The junior midfielder on the Fontbonne Hall girls soccer team sent Popovsky an e-mail saying she couldn’t make the Bonnies’ game against rival Bishop Kearney on Monday. Comment

Eaton keeps seat as GOP chair

GOP chair Craig Eaton was overwhelmingly re-elected to another term last week, besting challenger and longtime borough Republican politico Arnaldo Ferraro. Comment

“Party Marty” picks Bloomberg as Brooklyn leaders balk

Borough President Marty Markowitz’s endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg is not sitting well with Brooklyn’s Democratic leaders. Comment

“Party Marty” Picks Bloomberg as Brooklyn Leaders Balk

Borough President Marty Markowitz’s endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg is not sitting well with Brooklyn’s Democratic leaders. Comment

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