Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009


Brother can you spare me a dime?

Brooklyn’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average and the future doesn’t look much brighter, according to the state Department of Labor. Comment

“Unity and healing” for St. Saviour

The Diocese of Brooklyn hopes to bring “unity and healing” to St. Saviour in Park Slope. Comment

Pop’s parking restored

Pop’s Popular Clothing is getting its parking spaces back. Comment

parents love thompson

Parents love Thompson Comment

Oy vey, another Schleppie for B44

Another year, another Schleppie Award for Brooklyn’s B44 bus, the least reliable line in the five boroughs, according to a recent report. Comment

Commish rebuffs planter plea

Hey, commish - with all due respect, Oriental Boulevard is not MGuinness Boulevard. Comment

Man clings to life following Coney Island Ave. accident

Head: Man clings to life following Coney Island Ave. accident Comment

Cleaning Newtown Creek Could Take Decades

The Environmental Protection Agency announced it could take 16 years to fully clean Newtown Creek, though local businesses and property owners fear that the effects of the agency’s Superfund recommendation could be felt immediately. Comment

Brooklyn U.S. Reps weight in on health care bill

Four of the five Brooklyn congress members voted for and hailed the recent passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Comment

Navy and city may have to pay for Gowanus cleaning

The United States Navy and the City of New York could be the latest entities footing the bill for the clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal, this paper has learned. Comment

Clouded woman threaten Judge Sunshine

Woman threatens Judge Sunshine Comment

BK’s National Park

Nationally, parks mean Old Faithful, Yosemite and delightful black bears hungry for picnic baskets. Here in Brooklyn it’s swings, a seesaw - maybe a ball field or two. Comment

More time to comment on gas drilling

By Gary Buiso Comment

Curating Sparkle Motion in Williamsburg

A makeshift Wailing Wall on a chain link fence in an alley next to Waste Management.A U-Haul truck decorated with glittery foil strips with the words “Sparkle Motion” above it while girls in leotards sold cupcakes.A lute-playing Renaissance fairy named Steve. Comment

76 Precinct cops earn accolades

Two on three isn’t usually a fair match-up — unless you’re a dynamic duo from the 76th Precinct taking on three thugs. Comment

Legal Van Owners Want Unlicensed Vans Off the Street

The flood of illegal vans on Flatbush and Utica Avenues is making it increasingly difficult for the legal van operators to stay in business, and is also endangering community residents. Comment

CB13 members between a rock and a hard place

Some members of Community Board 13 are feeling the squeeze this week - caught between a chairperson who has insisted that the group has no active role in the new $64 million amphitheater Borough President Marty Markowitz proposes for Asser Levy Park - and opponents who demand that they speak out. Comment

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