Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010


Rose Plaza’s thorns pricking ‘Burg leaders

Two sides of a Hasidic religious schism traded words in a public hearing Wednesday morning as the City Planning Commission heard testimony over whether a controversial development project, known as Rose Plaza, should be built on the Williamsburg waterfront. Comment

Lowe’s to meet Mill Basin residents

Lowe’s representatives have finally agreed to meet face-to-face with Mill Basin residents. Comment

Canarsie kids open hearts and wallets for Haiti

Public school students in Canarsie are making a difference in the lives of Haitians - one piece of construction paper at a time. Comment

66th Precinct cop honored by Community Council

Both Inspector Peter DiBlasio, who had left the 66th Precinct to take charge of the 60th Precinct, and Deputy Inspector John Sprague, the precinct’s new commanding officer were on hand to congratulate Ghaffar as Executive Officer Captain Nicholas Muglia presented him with a cop of the month award for not only a recent arrest, but also a career that exemplifies the phrase “New York’s Finest.” Comment

Cops honored by outgoing councilman

And a hearty thank you goes to... Comment

Temporary classrooms finally razed as park restoration begins

It’s taken over a decade, but the portion of Leif Ericson Park that has been home to temporary classrooms utilized by the High School of Telecommunications Arts & Technology is finally being returned to parkland. Comment

Ridge luminaries shine at annual luncheon

A bitter chill prevailed outdoors, but, within the Bay Ridge Manor, all was warmth and fervor, this past Saturday, as the movers and shakers of Bay Ridge and surrounding neighborhoods gathered together, as they do every year, to celebrate the community’s long and vibrant history of activism. Comment

Unused Toll Booths Being Yanked on Verrazano

By Helen Klein Comment

Names for KeySpan Park we’d like to see

With the Brooklyn Cyclones ending their naming rights relationship with National Grid, which bought the old KeySpan energy company, we at CNG’s Courier-Life have some suggestions on naming rights deals we’d like to see. Comment

Cyclones look for new stadium naming rights partner

Wanted: A corporate sponsor to pay for the naming rights of the Coney Island stadium that the Brooklyn Cyclones call home. Comment

Turning Jamaica Bay landfills into park space

Turning a toxic landfill into a family friendly park is significantly more complicated than it sounds. Comment

In Bensonhurst, ‘D’ is for deafening

A little lube goes a long way. Comment

Yarn over Aunt Olga, I’m crocheting the reins.

Most new brides wait for the day when they know for sure that they have been successfully integrated into their husband’s family. Whether a trusted relative lets them in on a family secret or they are included in all the latest gossip there comes the day - thatdefining moment - when they know they’ve made it. Comment
High School Sports

Marchiano marches to his own beat

At St. Edmund’s Prep, a small co-ed high school on Ocean Ave. in South Brooklyn, there is no question who the big man on campus is. Comment
High School Sports

Murphy still awaiting word on fate at Loughlin

The future of Bishop Loughlin guard Tayshana (Chicken) Murphy remains uncertain after she was involved in a fight at a boys basketball at the Fort Greene school on Jan. 22, Lions junior varsity coach Kasim Alston, who is Murphy’s godfather, told The Post. Comment
High School Sports

Lions roar early, hold on in CK rematch

The Bishop Loughlin players didn’t take too kindly to this past Sunday’s loss to Christ the King at home in Fort Greene. It was the fourth time in a row that CK had beaten Loughlin, going back to last season. Comment
High School Sports

Rhodes gives Boys & Girls first Millrose crown since 1996

The only thing Robert Rhodes lost at the finish line was his shoe. Comment

The Tooth Hurts

“The tooth hurts.” “You can’t handle the tooth.” “The tooth, and nothing but the tooth.” Comment

Pumps & Pleats’ makeup guide

By Michèle De Meglio Comment

Living in ‘New Hope City’

Welcome to New Hope City. Comment

Klutz trades Taco Bell for traditional grub

I don’t wanna eat slime! Comment

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010


Fulton Takes a Bite Out of Crime

Crime has been on the decline in North Brooklyn for the past year, but Deputy Inspector Dennis Fulton wants community members to take crime prevention into their own hands. Comment

Car stop leads to cop shooter

Sometimes a car stop ends with a warning or a traffic ticket, but other times cops get a whole lot more than they bargained for. Comment

EPA: Superfunded Gowanus won’t discourage lending

There’s plenty of indication in and around the Gowanus Canal that designating the fetid waterway a Superfund site will have little impact on the ability to secure a mortgage, the Environmental Protection Agency insisted this week. Comment

Nominate Burg’s Most Eligible Bachelor!

Have you ever attended an East River summer concert, hung out at Union Pool or wandered into a community board meeting and thought, “Who’s that cute boy in the corner?” Comment

City Reliquary Needs Your Help

The little storefront museum that celebrates Brooklyn’s underdog spirit with exacting curatorial detail and a passionate devotion to artifacts large and small may be in danger of closing. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Cops to target Park Slope egg bandit

Hard-boiled cops are vowing to step up patrols in order to scramble Park Slope’s egg-tossing bandit. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Charter school relocation

The Summit Academy Charter School may have found a new home. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

DOE: PAVE can stay at P.S. 15

The PAVE Academy Charter School is staying put in P.S. 15’s building. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Tom passes, neighborhood remembers

The passing of a neighborhood stalwart has not gone unnoticed in Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill. A makeshift memorial has been erected at Court and Baltic Streets to note the passing of Tom, a homeless man who endeared himself to local residents.On most days, according to local blog Pardon Me for Asking, he would be sitting on a milk crate near a Court Street deli. Blog author Katia Kelly said he was never pushy about asking for money. “It was clear that this was his little corner and he would sit there very comfortable and just say ‘hi’ to you when you walk by. He was a fixture there.” Comment

Crime in Canarsie heading upwards at start of year

Crime in Canarsie may have hit a historic low in 2009, but, so far, in 2010, it appears to be going in the opposite direction. Comment

Canarsie cops honored for key collars

Four of the 69th Precinct’s officers were honored as cops of the month during the most recent meeting of the precinct’s Community Council. Comment

Public schools in danger

The city Department of Education (DOE) will close Metropolitan Corporate Academy — and possibly eight other schools in the borough. Comment

Infamous Idiotarod Rides Again

Registration has been a discombobulated mess, no one knows the route, and it is expected to be 26 degrees with a 50 percent chance of snow on Saturday, but that has done little to diminish Brooklynites’ unbridled enthusiasm for the 2010 Idiotarod. Comment

Hasid vs. Bikester Debate Settles Little

A debate between the Hasidic community in South Williamsburg and cycling advocates over the removal of the Bedford Avenue bike lanes revealed that both sides have irreconcilable differences over improving transportation in Williamsburg. Comment

CB 18 wants footbridge over congested Flatbush Avenue

If they can’t get across Flatbush Avenue, why not go over it? Comment

Triple homicide rocks East Flatbush

Blood has little meaning to Jermaine Ruiz, unless it’s his own blood. Comment

Felony car stop earns cop award

Making a felony car stop is one of a police officer’s more dangerous jobs,but it also earned one of the 67th Precinct’s finest his first “Cop of the Month” certificate. Comment

Local church setting up food pantry in Canarsie

One local house of worship is hoping to help residents of Canarsie who are in need. Comment

Mortgage Man Runs for Congress

After a life of advising New Yorkers on obtaining mortgages to buy their homes, Bruce Hirschfeld wants to help his neighbors in an even more profound way: as a U.S. Congressman. Comment
Brooklyn Heights

84 Precinct honors Cop of the Year

Local streets are safer thanks to the efforts of Police Officer John Bolden, named Cop of the Year by the 84th Precinct Community Council last week. Comment

EWVIDCO “Cooks” Up Industrial Space in Burg

Light manufacturing is dead. Long live light manufacturing! Comment

Woman struck down on Ralph Ave.

Police said that the woman was crossing the heavily-traveled thoroughfare near Avenue K at 8:30 p.m. January 21 when she was hit by a passing vehicle. Comment
Kings Courier

Fire rips through Midwood Home

A firefighter from Ladder 157 takes a quick breather as he and his team put out a near-fatal fire on East 15th Street near Avenue K in Midwood. Comment

New life for Herr’s

Marine Park is trading potato chips for pediatricians. Comment

Diner debacle: Rumors swirl about Kings Plaza Diner’s possible closure

It’s a plan of expansion and contraction that’s bound to give local diner lovers indigestion. Comment

Marine Park residents challenge cops

Marine Park residents want answers from the 63rd Precinct about a series of robberies. Comment

No-Strand Avenue Being Cut from Junction Streetscape Project

If Nostrand Avenue were a person, it would undoubtedly be feeling pretty left out. Comment

Contretemps over East 80th Street ticketing

Canarsie residents are clearly tired of cops hanging out at Avenue J and East 80th Street during the morning rush hour, waiting to catch cars that make an illegal left turn at that hour. Comment

Embattled EMTs back at work; Rennix family outraged

The family of the young East Flatbush woman who died at a downtown Brooklyn cafe were “upset” that the EMTs accused of doing nothing to help her were back on the job. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010


Romantic commerce focus of pre-Valentine’s swap meet

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with Brooklyn Artists Gym. The first installment of their swap meet series, “BAGGAGE Claim” will focus on the theme of romantic commerce, February 13, 6-8 p.m. at 168 Seventh Street in Park Slope. Comment

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