Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010


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

Panel begrudgingly approves city’s ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ plan

If they could leave it, they would. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010


Annual living nativity scene this Saturday in Bensonhurst

ItLiving nativity at New Utrecht Reformed Church [18th Avenue between 83rd and 84th streets in Bensonhurst, (718) 256-7173], Dec. 18 from 3-6 pm. Free. For info, visit Comment

Belt out the holiday classics at the Jingle Bell Jamboree on Saturday

Jingle Bell Jamboree at the Old First Reformed Church [Seventh Avenue at Carroll Street in Park Slope, (718) 638-8300], Dec. 18 at 7 pm. Suggested donation of $10, $5 for children. Comment

Check out the Brooklyn Youth Chorus three times this weekend

BrooklynBrooklyn Youth Chorus at Our Lady of Lebanon Church [113 Remsen St. between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 624-7228], Dec. 17 at 7:30 pm; Dec. 18 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets $10-$35. For info, visit Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

Brooklyn Heights

Mugging on Clinton St

84th Precinct Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Ikea fought bike lane — now gives workers bikes!

The Swedish furniture giant Ikea, which strongly objected to a new bike lane in front of its Red Hook store earlier this year, just gave every one of its workers — wait for it! — a new bicycle! Comment
Brooklyn Courier

PPW hates the bike lane

Not in our front yard! Comment

Churches seling like hotcakes

Bay Ridge is becoming the “Neighborhood of Sold Churches.” Comment

Dozens remember beloved yeshiva teacher killed in crash

The energetic Midwood yeshiva teacher killed in a booze-fueled crash on Ocean Avenue was a gifted instructor, mentor and breakdancer, dozens of friends, family members and students remembered last week during a heart-wrenching funeral at the school where he molded young minds. Comment

When it comes to guidebooks, the ‘zine’s the thing

Apps be damned! Comment

Monday, Dec. 13, 2010

Brooklyn Heights

Stabbed over cigarettes

84th Precinct Comment
Mill–Marine Courier

Parents: We don’t trust city on school plan

Angry parents gave a resounding “no” to city officials who they’re afraid want to fill 300 empty seats in Marine Park JHS with a new, autonomous high school, claiming that the move would scare off potential students — but the city says no such plan exists. Comment
Mill–Marine Courier

Gunmen raid home

Unlucky number Comment

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
Kings Courier

Grating over botched robbery

Ave. M menace Comment

Trash piles up at Flatbush Gardens as lockout drags on

Mountains of trash have been piling up at the curbside at Flatbush Gardens, where management locked out unionized maintenance workers on Nov. 29, hiring temporary workers to do their jobs. Comment

Cut by machete man

Machete attack Comment

Wyckoff farmhouse Museum hosts ‘Sinterklaas’ for St. Nick’s Day

This Santa was no pot-bellied man in a red suit. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Pistol punk on Conover Street

76th Precinct Comment

Fast food freak hits Canarsie stores

Franchise fiend Comment

Bells or bellows: Ringing controversy at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Quasimodo has nothing on Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Comments (1)

A vendetta in a Jetta

68th Precinct Comment

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

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

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

PS 114 to close

The bell has tolled for PS 114. Comment

Two high schools saved

The city says it will keep open both John Dewey HS and Sheepshead Bay HS, and now both institutions could get a windfall of federal cash to help bring them up to par. Comment
Bay News

Bullets over Coney

Popping off shots Comment

No entry: Press barred from Gerritsen Beach meeting

The Gerritsen Beach Property Owner’s Association closed its normally public monthly meeting to the press and non-members last week, making good on a promise it made in the wake of a local blogger’s unflattering coverage of the neighborhood. Comment

Bury the bodies, its business as usual

Censure, smensure — who cares. We should all have to go through such horrors as Charlie Rangel has when we mere mortals commit felonies. Comment

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

Crooked cop crackdown continues

An investigation into the illegal antics of a renegade Brooklyn South narcotics team known for falsifying arrests and pocketing drugs is still bearing fruit — two years after the group’s misdeeds were uncovered. Comment

Mr. Figaro’s new style

The cop son of a legendary singing barber in Sheepshead Bay has reopened his father’s shop with a brand new look — months after an accident forced the place to close, and a minor stroke ended his popular pop’s clipping career. Comment

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

Garbage time: Fighting the city to this day

Mayor Ed Koch stood at the site where more new housing was offered for Coney Island families ready to move in. Subsidized private housing: a novel idea for Coney Island, already loaded with too many tall public housing projects. He pointed to the rows of new private homes when a question arose about the big Sanitation garage across W 21st Street. Comment

Let’s remember Christmas this Holiday Season

Wow! Who would dare say that Santa is politically incorrect? Well, with today’s influx of morons and atheists thinking that Christmas is a dirty word that should be phased out, this Santa is gonna throw his own choice words towards them, and guess what? They are not going to be Merry Christmas. Comment

Merry Chris— Happy Holi— ah … whatever

The manager of a popular retail store complained to me last January that even though he bought only half the amount of Christmas gift wrap than he did the year before, he was still stuck with almost 90 percent of his inventory. Comment

This photo show is up close and personal

This photographer gets up close and personal. Comment

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