Monday, May 31, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

It was murder

77th Precinct Comment

Neighbors put this bar plan out of ‘The Woods’

The party was over even before it started. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Murder at a deli on Lincoln Place!

A trigger-happy gunman killed a 34-year-old on May 19 on Lincoln Place and Franklin Avenue in what might have been a gang slaying. Comment
Mill–Marine Courier

Cabby drives crook to cop house

NYPD cabbie Comment
Kings Courier

Mugger nab

Mugger nab Comment

Last day at the garden

In the gathering dusk, gardeners and students met at the Campus Road Community Garden, last Thursday night, to dig up and tag plants they wanted to take, and sing, chat and eat together one last time. Comment

Man nearly loses ear in domestic squabble

Hearing problems Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Child care worker needs help

76th Precinct Comment

Rifle in hand, soldier will march with his daughter

A battle-hardened army sergeant back home after a 13-month stint running supply trucks to the front lines in Afghanistan is marching in Canarsie’s Memorial Day Parade — with a rifle in one hand and his daughter’s hand in the other. Comment

Bay Ridge rapist get 82 years

The renegade rapist who attacked a Fort Hamilton Parkway woman in the basement of her own building two years ago is facing 82-years to life behind bars now that he’s been convicted of rape in the first degree, Brooklyn prosecutors said on May 24. Comment

Cabbie assaulted

68th Precinct Comment
Bay News

iS8 still holds a place in Joakim Noah’s heart

Joakim Noah squeezed his 6-foot-11 frame inside the tightly cramped, steamy middle school gym, gazed around at the talented high-school prospects on the court, the grown men sitting three deep underneath each basket, and smiled. Comment
Bay News

Prayers help wounded cop grow stronger

Someone up there is keeping an ear out for prayers about Police Officer Carlos Olmedo. Comment
Bay News

Coney Island’s boardwalk is ready for summer

The city is almost finished installing new wood planks along a four-block stretch of the Riegelmann Boardwalk. Comment
Bay News

Car theft ends in Coney crack-up

Wild ride Comment
Bay News

Test driving the BRT

Plans to bring Bus Rapid Transit to Nostrand Avenue may have given some Brookynites pause, but riders already enjoying select bus service along Fordham Road in the Bronx and Manhattan say not to worry because it’s one sweet ride. Comment

Walmart protest fizzles — is opposition to retail behemoth slowing?

A smaller-than-expected crowd showed up last week at Starrett City to protest Walmart’s proposed first New York City superstore. Comment

40 years for botched robbery

Repair shop raider convicted Comment

Vendor, vidi, vici!

It’s a vendor-detta! Comment
Bay News

Mystery deepens over body found floating in bay

A grisly mystery surfaced just outside of Manhattan Beach on May 21 — the remains of an apparent murder victim left to rot in a watery grave with five-pound weights tied to his wrists and ankles. Comment

Some say more car break-ins result of less cops

An increase in car break-ins has some people worrying that the 61st Precinct is being stripped of it cops. Comment

Never forget the American soldier’s supreme sacrifice

Monday is Memorial Day — once known as Decoration Day — and a time to honor the brave men and women “whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land.” Comment

Hell, I’m Lost

“I’m dead, too?” Jack asks at the end of Lost. OMG, what tripe. From the pens of Damon Lindelof and J.J. Abrams this is the best they could come up with? After six seasons of black smoke monsters, others, a crazy French woman, bite your nails off cliffhangers and polar bears in the Pacific, all Lindelof and Abrams can come up with is “I’m dead, too?” Comment
High School Sports

Ford doubles up St. Francis Prep in B/Q second-place clash

Standing in foul territory outside third base in the fourth inning, Bishop Ford coach Mike Hanrahan made a somewhat bold statement. Comment

City to study Flatbush Avenue traffic

The city will soon be taking a close look at congestion on one of Brooklyn’s busiest thoroughfares. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

City to Red Hook: Park is safe! No PCBs found in soil tests

Red Hook Park is no red zone. Comment

He smelt it, they dealt it — but city says it will now fix Owls Head stench

City officials will finally cover two stinky tanks at the Owls Head sewage treatment plant — but locals should expect a few more bad days before the stench can finally be stanched. Comment

Corny island! Woman artist turns Smith Street corner into a mini-farm

Nebraska’s got nothing on one Boerum Hill corn-er! Comment

Kickball shocker! Never Scared feels the worries with first defeat

It was an upset Sunday during a surprisingly turbulent Week Four of Brooklyn Kickball. Comment

Dinner <i>and</i> a movie — coming soon to Williamsburg

Grab your popcorn, Williamsburg! After years of fulfilling your cinema needs outside the neighborhood, you’re about to get your very own movie house. Comment

Stay in town to have a Memorial Day done right

Memorial Day means a three-day weekend for most of us — but why head to the beach when you can stay in Brooklyn? Here’s how to have fun while everyone else is taking in the sun. Comment

Brooklyn Homebrew honcho reveals the process — and it’s a process!

For the homebrewing novice, the process of making your own beer may be a bit of a mystery. So we asked Benjamin Stutz of Brooklyn Homebrew in Gowanus to break it down for us, from the tools you’ll need to what happens between boiling the grain and bottling the brew. For purposes of simplicity, we are using as basic and uncomplicated a recipe as possible, since, as any beer drinker knows, there’s a seemingly infinite style of beers — and each wouldresult in an entirely different recipe. Comment

Homebrewed! Here’s how to make your own beer

So you’re thinking about brewing beer at home? Comment

Woodstock + Clinton Hill = Hillstock!

The hills — well, at least Clinton Hill and vicinity — will be alive with music this month. Comment

Brooklyn beat

Drum call! Comment

Lens on hunger

This exhibition gives new meaning to the phrase “starving artist.” Comment

Believe it! Paulie Gee’s has opened in Greenpoint

For months, Twitter, Facebook, foodie blogs, and even pizza blogs kept sounding the alarm that the opening was imminent. But the delays only fueled the excitement. Comment

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