Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010


New Ford dealership opens in Bay Ridge

The universe was in Bay Ridge — Miss Universe, that is — to help cut the ribbon on the neighborhood’s newest business last Wednesday. Comment

Christmas pageant at Salem Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Sunday School students moved the crowd to a hush when they took to the stage at Bethlehem Lutheran Church to perform the story of Christmas. Comment

Winter wonderland at St. Anselm’s Church

Joseph had a bit part, but he performed it like a pro. Comment

Tree lighting at McKinley Park ignites seasonal spirit in Bay Ridge

McKinley Park glows with good cheer — thanks to state Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge). Comment

Eye-popping Christmas trinkets adorn Bay Ridge home

The season of glad tidings had Brooklyn’s premier festooner transforming his house on 58th Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues, into a seasonal jewel box brimming with eye-popping trinkets. Comment
High School Sports

Quittin’ time: Gladden says team folded in fourth

South Shore wasn’t playing its best game, but it was definitely getting by. The Vikings held a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter with hopes that they could blow the game open. Comment
High School Sports

Nazareth no-shows for clash with Trenton Catholic

Nazareth’s highly anticipated clash with Trenton Catholic Academy (N.J.) was a last-minute cancellation at University High School’s Festival of the Phoenix event after the Lady Kingsmen didn’t make the trip to Kean University in Union, N.J., on Saturday night. Comment
High School Sports

Nazareth’s Paschall released from hospital

Nazareth girls basketball coach Apache Paschall was released from New York Downtown hospital Saturday afternoon after behind diagnosed with congestive heart failure earlier last week. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010


Comic coal! Mike Birbiglia mines jokes from despair

If self-deprecation had a crown, Mike Birbiglia would be wearing it. Comment

Now is the time to see the Dyker Lights

Do they know it’s Christmas? They do in Dyker Heights. Comment

‘Nut’rageous! American Ballet Theater version is cracking good

Not sick of “The Nutcracker” just yet? Comment

A real festival of light at Invisible Dog

Let there be light. Comment

Finally, some top quality Metrocard art

Reduce, reuse, recycle, recreate. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010



Due to an unforeseen construction delay, the Skate with Santa event scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 19 at the new Aviator-Queens Ice Skating Rink at Copper Ave/81st Street in Glendale has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We are expecting the rink to open next week.  Please check our website or call 718-758-7500 for details. Comment

Catch the Moscow Circus this weekend

This is a circus show for people who take circuses seriously. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010


Cops hunt serial rapist

A serial rapist has turned a popular Flatbush Avenue intersection into his hunting ground. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010


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

When it comes to the annual Jingle Bell Jamboree, choir teacher Ethan Schlesser warns, “This isn’t the kind of concert where we expect the audience to sit and politely clap.” Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Mugging on Clinton St

84th Precinct Comment

David Strathairn was one of the ‘jerks’ at Farmacy

Hollywood touched down on Henry Street this week. Comment

Survey says: Walmart’s a good fit for Brooklyn

A Walmart may soon be coming to Brooklyn — because we want it here! Comment

Paint the town red! Councilman wants new hydrant markings

Here are two laws that would definitely measure up. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Young gun on the loose

76th Precinct Comment

Paint the town red! Councilman wants painted hydrant markings

Here’s a law that would definitely measure up. Comment

Monday, Dec. 20, 2010

Mill–Marine Courier

Not banking on the police

Bank boob Comment
Kings Courier

Tunnel rats hit Ave. U bank

Bank break-in Comment

Gunned down in East Flatbush

Shot on E. 31 Comment

Panel to city: We need asphalt, not bike lanes

East Flatbush residents have hit a major bump in the road when it comes to getting the neighborhood’s streets made smooth — the city appears to be willing to let roadways big and small across the community go to rack and ruin, even as they rush to add bike lanes that residents haven’t asked for. Comment

Canarsie mom shot while answering door

A 51-year-old woman was shot in the face on Dec. 10 by a gun-toting assassin who showed up at her Canarsie home looking for her son. Comment

Cops snip sniper

Short sighted Comment

Apartment complex residents have a merry Christmas party

Those condo folk in East New York sure know how to party. Comment

CB 17 tree lghting makes E. Flatbush glow with festive spirit

The Vincents of East Flatbush gave the Rockefeller Center tree lighting a miss this Christmas, preferring to keep their festivities close to home. Comment

Smell hell

The city is trying to cover up a stench residents say it created — and needs to find the cause of. Comment

Sneaky thief

68th Precinct Comment

Tree lighting at Shore Road pk. ignites spirit of the season in Bay Ridge

Konrad Brzezinsky’s eyes sparkled like ornaments on a Christmas tree as he scrambled onto Santa’s lap at Shore Road Park and told him his holiday wish list. Comment

“Feast of Angels,” a heavenly show-stopper at Christ Church Bay Ridge

“The Nutcracker” was given a celestial run for its money when a pair of borough performance troupes performed an original Yuletide production — to a sold-out house — at Christ Church Bay Ridge. Comment

Miss Brooklyn strikes a turkey at Maple Lanes

She came in jeans and held court like a beauty queen — bowling over the alley cats with her charm and grace. Comment

Cyclists: Ocean Avenue now for cars

Bicyclists are panning changes recently implemented by the city on Ocean Avenue that have made the thoroughfare — which leads directly to Prospect Park — more difficult for them to ride on. Comment

What a dump!

At least four Sheepshead Bay businesses, including a United Artists multiplex, have been dumping waste like raw sewage, grease and fecal matter into Shell Bank Creek near Knapp Street for the past seven years, authorities say. Comment
Bay News

Popped into a jail cell

Shooter busted Comment
High School Sports

Price is right: Junior shoots Vikings past Robert E. Lee

Fannisha Price may have even surprised herself with her fourth-quarter shooting performance. Comment
High School Sports

Poly shocks SFP on Donahue’s buzz beater

Poly Prep never led until Lily Donahue’s 12-foot bank shot in the lane fell as the buzzer sounded. Comment
High School Sports

Nazareth bounces back, beats St. Frances

There was concern on the Nazareth bench as St. Frances Academy pulled within striking distance heading into the fourth quarter. Comment
High School Sports

Dynamic freshman blisters Jefferson, continues fast start for Lincoln

Dwayne (Tiny) Morton has a unique relationship with his talented freshman Isaiah Whitehead that goes beyond basketball. The Lincoln coach was the underclassman’s math teacher in middle school and knows what makes him tick. Comment
High School Sports

Lincoln flexes muscles, shows depth in rout of Jefferson

In just four minutes, Lincoln vanquished Thomas Jefferson, turning a two-point deficit into a 13-point lead. Comment
High School Sports

Breezy Bishop roundup: Short-handed Ford can’t take air out of Spalding

Mike Toro asked Shanice Vaughan to turn the clock back to last season. The Bishop Ford coach felt his junior guard was settling for too many jump shots, particularly 3-pointers, in the early goings this year. With forward Diani Mason out for three-to-four weeks with a severely sprained ankle, more will be needed from Vaughan. Comment

Tree lighting makes Bergen Beach glow with seasonal spirit

’Twas the time for merry dancing, and 6-year-old reveler Wynter Hubbard let her feet to the rejoicing when she kicked up her heels at the John Malone Community Center on Saturday to help step off Yuletide cheer at the Bergen Beach facility with a tree-lighting ceremony. Comment

PS 52 talent show bests ‘American Idol’

Move over, American Idol, some new kids have stolen your thunder — and they’re from PS 52. Comment

Should tunnel name Carey on?

There’s talk of re-naming the Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel for Gov. Hugh Carey, a Democrat who saved New York City from the fiscal abyss of the 1970s. But is it a good idea to start naming stuff after people who are still alive? We asked two experts to weigh in. Comments (1)

Carey is OK, but Battery is essential

The state’s plan to rename the Battery Tunnel in honor of Hugh Carey, and the city’s plan to rename the Queensboro Bridge in honor of Ed Koch are not going to “Koch” on too quickly. Does anyone call the West Side Highway the Joe DiMaggio Highway? Comments (1)

Renaming tunnel a fitting tribute

Last week, I was proud to vote for a bill that would rename the Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel for Hugh Carey, who was our governor from 1974 to 1986. Before that, he represented Brooklyn in the House of Representatives for 14 years. Comments (1)

Hot Tub comedy returns to Littlefield next Monday

Littlefield knows what you want this holiday season — more Hot Tub. Comment

An inkling for art

The folks behind Wyld Chyld Tattoo in Gerritsen Beach think they can turn the sleepy creek-side town into the borough’s newest hub for artists. Comment

Oh, how I miss the busy signal

Boy, have times changed. Comment

‘Tis the season of evil will

Some crimes are so cowardly and compassionless that they defy humanity and shatter the Richter scale for depravity — even in the dog-eat-dog world that is New York City. Comment

Merry Christmas from the real Santa

I have been Santa Claus throughout the past quarter century to well over 100,000 as well as 25,000 adults, parents and party goers. So when the Board of Education decreed public schools were to use generic holiday season themes instead of a Christmas theme, I refused to go to those schools whose principals were stupid enough to obey the Board’s ridiculous order. Boy, how dumb could they get? Comment

W’s book reviews are in, and I don’t believe them

More fun than reading W’s new book may be reading the reviews on Amazon. Five minutes before it went on sale, the book seller was receiving reader reviews. Comment

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