Sunday, April 24, 2011


My winter in the sun, minus Puerto Rico

Lou Powsner used to spend the mean winters of Brooklyn away from home, soaking up the sun in Puerto Rico. Comment
High School Sports

Whitehead, underclassmen trump elders at Wheelchair Classic

The main event of the 38th annual Wheelchair Charities HS Basketball Classic was supposed to be the boys junior and senior championship between Brooklyn and The Bronx. But it was the underclassmen who stole the show in April 14’s curtain raiser. Comment
High School Sports

Saputo’s heroics keeps Poly’s Ivy win streak intact

Just two innings earlier, Kerri Saputo had struck out looking with the winning run in scoring position. Now she had swung and missed on a hittable pitch, the first of this at-bat, with a runner at second and two outs in the eighth. An out would have given Fieldston another chance to end Poly Prep’s six-year Ivy Prep League winning streak. Comment

Northwestern-bound Poly Prep girls lax star moves past injuries

Jessica Dahldorf didn’t know what she was in for when she visited Northwestern just before the start of the school year. The Poly Prep junior had spent time at the famed women’s lacrosse school’s camp among others over the summer and had received an e-mail and later a call from coach Kelly Amonte Hiller asking her to come on a visit. Comment

It’s a family affair on Fifth Avenue on Saturday

This one’s for the kids. Comment

Flamenco straight from the motherland

This flamenco show’s got it all. Comment

Weekend reads from our bookworms

The BookMark Shoppe’s pick: “The Imperfectionists” Comment

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Barrier broken: IS 211 student takes lesson from Jackie Robinson’s legacy

An IS 211 eighth grader’s fight to improve his math scores and overcome an ugly stereotype has grabbed the attention of the daughter of the biggest barrier-breaker of them all — Jackie Robinson. Comment

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Here comes the bribe: Kruger hit with more charges

More crimes have been added to the morass of charges filed against state Sen. Carl Kruger — leaving the embattled legislator in even hotter water than he was before. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Beaten by a teen wolfpack

84th Precinct Comment

Monday, April 18, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Violent beating on Gold St.

84th Precinct Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Big game hunter

77th Precinct Comment

Light fantastic

A long-desired traffic light will be installed in May in front of Bay Ridge Preparatory School, where an existing “Stop” sign just isn’t doing the job, locals said. Comment

Clean-up on Shore Road Park could use more hands

Members of the Shore Road Park Conservancy say they spent two days cleaning up parts of the park between 88th and 97th streets — but a lack of volunteers is making it difficult to get the job done. Comment

Two gunmen, two gas stations, two crimes

68th Precinct Comment

Mom: My son’s no cop-killer

“I swear by the Bible my son is innocent,” Josefa Villanueva screamed as she knelt outside the courtroom, holding her Bible close to her heart. “These are lies by the 84th.” Comment

Dying for space

A plan to expand Brooklyn’s largest Jewish cemetery could be killed because residents say the graveyard’s growth will literally turn the area into a dead zone. Comment

Police rain on Fort Ham walkout

Police locked-downed Fort Hamilton HS on Friday morning, putting the kibosh on the student-planned walkout in support of arrested art teacher Sabrina Milo — who allegedly made terrorists threats inside the school earlier this month. Comment

Thor Equities tries a new outdoor flea market this May

Coney Island “developer” Joe Sitt, the local boy who owns a large portion of the People’s Playground but has yet to build anything atop it, is again bringing a flea market to his Stillwell Avenue lots in a scheme similar to one that failed miserably in 2009 — and other stakeholders in the area say it’s time for the his company, Thor Equities, to actually put a shovel in the ground. Comment
Bay News

Restaurant woes

Manhattan Beach residents fear that a new two-story restaurant on Oxford Street will attract rowdy co-eds from nearby Kingsborough Community College — giving them yet another reason to square-off with the young adults. Comment

Kruger spin! No mention of arrest in update to constituents

Talk about ignoring the elephant in the room! Comment

Community comes through for embattled Knights of Columbus Hall

Pool sharks have helped the Gerritsen Beach Knights of Columbus bounce back from a debilitating burglary — and put the club on course toward reaching a goal believed to be unrealistic. Comment

The plight of the purloined poop pole

Home ownership has taught me and my husband many valuable lessons, not the least of which is the worth of the “poop-pole,” also known as a toilet auger. Comment
Bay News

Smoke signals

A civic group’s plan to ban grilling in Manhattan Beach Park is fueling more fires than it would put out. Comment
High School Sports

Taking his turn, Maldari pitches, hits Poly Prep past Dalton

Andrew Zapata and Philip Maldari rarely saw the field for Poly Prep last spring. Freshmen at the time, the two spent much of the year listening, observing and learning from standout seniors J.J. Franco and Richie Carbone. Comment
High School Sports

Berkeley Carroll four plan to roar

Before they were old enough to date or take driver’s ed classes, Robb Paller, Joey Martinez, Dan Schwartz and Andrew Timko were playing baseball together, all the way back eight years ago with Youth Service. Comment

Carmine’s got a beef about our streets

Now that I have survived one of the worst winters in decades, my body is trying to survive the hazards that Mother Nature — and the city — has wrought on our streets, highways and sidewalks. Comment

Coupons and other quandries....

Another 30-percent-off coupon from Kohl’s arrived this morning. So guess where we spent the afternoon? While my roommate was busy over in the women’s section, I, once again, was busy doing research in the men’s. Last time, I investigated where the products were made. Today my focus was on the brands being sold there. Comment

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