Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011


“Hansel and Gretel” opera tunes in crowds at OLPH

Move over Lincoln Center, there’s a new gig in town that rocks the socks off its pricey peers. Comment
High School Sports

Smith’s late heroics sends Midwood to Aviator tourney title

Victor Gjecaj had a message for Bryan Smith as the Midwood star crossed half court with the game on the line. Comment
High School Sports

Loughlin bounces back from busted bus to beat Dobbins

Barely out of Brooklyn, the coach bus taking Bishop Loughlin to the fourth annual Villa Holiday Classic broke down. Comment
High School Sports

On the right track: Railsplitters beat Medgar Evers, win Baseline tourney title

Lincoln came into the season with relatively modest expectations. With two brand new coaches and many inexperienced players, the Railsplitters didn’t seem ready to compete with the PSAL’s upper-echelon teams. Comment

Everyone loves the Three Kings Day Parade

It’s not every day you see a camel walking down Graham Avenue. Comment

Uke in bloom! Bliss Blood at the Castello Plan

The charming, ukulele-sporting Bliss Blood brings some jazzy tunes to The Castello Plan, a newish Ditmas Park wine bar, for an evening of good food and good music this month. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Purse snatch

76th Precinct Comment
Brooklyn Heights

Feeling dumped on

84th Precinct Comment

Snow blind! Boro vents its fury over lame city blizzard response

The winter of Brooklyn’s discontent lingered into Wednesday as borough streets from Williamsburg to Sheepshead Bay remained unplowed more than 72 hours after the city’s fifth-worst snowstorm dumped two feet of snow. Comment

Monday, Jan. 3, 2011

Mill–Marine Courier

Stealing Christmas toys

Toys ‘R robbed Comment
Kings Courier

Shooting and fleeing

Shot in the back Comment

Christmas party gone awry

Bad Santa Comment

Christmas Eve clash

Christmas Eve cutting Comment

Bank robbery yields $4,300

68th Precinct Comment

Midwood fireman facing jail for texting death

A Midwood firefighter who prosecutors say killed a man while speeding through Bensonhurst with one hand on the wheel and the other on his cellphone keypad is facing seven years in prison. Comment
Bay News

Taking pot shots

Bullets for Christmas Comment

Mosque in Sheepshead Bay — A year-long saga

Six letters have never caused so much controversy. Comment

Snow job! Brooklyn pols blast lackluster storm response

Brooklyn received a one-two punch this week — first when Mother Nature pummeled us with the fifth-largest snowstorm ever, then when City Hall didn’t do enough to clear the streets of the most-important borough. Comment
High School Sports

Lions tamed by TMLA

Bishop Loughlin began its league schedule with games against arguably three of its top four teams, all losses, only missing out on defending New York Federation Class AA champion Christ the King. The outcomes have set a new barometer for the Lions, who are off to a fine start overall. Comment
High School Sports

Deja vu for Jefferson as Orange Wave falls to another elite foe

Lawrence (Bud) Pollard is sick of watching his Thomas Jefferson boys basketball team fall short against elite opposition and he has a plan to fix those issues. It doesn’t include benching any starters or scrapping his offensive sets. Comment
High School Sports

Fort Hamilton’s Reddish taking time with recruitment

Brandon Reddish, Fort Hamilton’s dynamic wide receiver/safety, is so tough in the open field because of his patience, his ability to wait until the final second to let his speed take over. He’s treating the recruiting process the same way. Comment
High School Sports

Boxed in: Rodriguez’s defense leads Banneker over Grand Street

Jenipher Rodriguez had one job and one job alone against Grand Street Campus. The Banneker junior was to stick on Wolves dead-eye shooter Clarissa Gallagher like glue in the Warriors’ box-and-one defensive set. Comment

No boats allowed! Portion of bay off-limits due to unexploded bombs

The Coast Guard has barred boats from passing through a football field-sized portion of the bay next to the Brooklyn tower of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, but the off-limits area does not include a bomb-littered section that the city wants to dredge for a controversial garbage pier. Comment

More quote analysis from Stan

Last week I offered some of the best quotes of 2010. In the interest of space I pared my list down and am now looking at several more that I deleted which are informative, entertaining, and sure to stimulate conversation when it slows down at your next cocktail party. Let’s start with an easy one for those of us who are grandparents. Comment

Brrr-ing in the New Year with a dip in the Atlantic

In Brooklyn, there’s no better way to greet the new year than a case of hypothermia. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011

High School Sports

Jennings’ late 3 shoots Ford past St. Francis Prep

It wasn’t shaping into the best of games for Jeane Jennings. Comment

‘Zombie’ jamboree! Patton Oswalt at Warsaw on Jan. 8

Patton Oswalt may be the least likely Renaissance man. Comment

Wizard of Ahhh! Catch burlesque ‘Friends of Dorothy’ at Galapagos next week

Pasties and glitter and drag, oh my! Comment

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