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Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009

Opinion

We’re Gonna Have an Edible Schoolyard at PS 216

Everyone knows I have a penchant for food -- wow, that’s an understatement for you -- and the best way to insure my coming to any occasion, event, meeting or happening is to include these words in the invitation: “Refreshments will be served, or Food!”Hearing that P.S. 216 will be hosting a walk-through of their proposed Edible Schoolyard (ESY), the magic word “edible” drew me to the school’s location at 350 Ave. X like a moth to a flame, a bee to honey, a fly to garbage. With the help of my former CEC21 colleagues Mr. Eng and Dr. Law, we transported this 300-pound hulk to P.S. 216 to partake in eating the Edible Schoolyard. Comment
Borough-wide

Electeds absent; amp critics keep punching

Not a single invited elected official attended this week’s town hall at the Sea Breeze Jewish Center, but that didn’t stop opponents of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to transform sleepy Asser Levy Park into a major new concert hub from pressing their case. Comment
Borough-wide

Italian-American center to debut

The Big Apple’s first Italian American cultural community center will be in Bensonhurst. Comment
Borough-wide

Toxic%A0finding%A0at schools

Recently obtained School Construction Authority (SCA) data reveals that between 2008 and now, over 30 recently-renovated Brooklyn schools contained high levels of PCBs, a toxic chemical compound that was banned in 1978. Comment
Borough-wide

International flavor for Columbus

The Chinese Dancers of David A. Boody School for Magnet Studies-IS 228 led a contingent of 50 marching students from the school down 18th Avenue in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn during the borough’s Columbus Day Parade. Comment
Borough-wide

Condo prices plunge; more rental units available

Wanted: people with money looking to live in luxury new rentals or condos in downtown Brooklyn! Comment
Borough-wide

Kings Bay YM-YWHA back to school open house

The Kings Bay YM-YWHA held its second annual Back to School Open House, a free event, which allowed families to celebrate the start ofthe new school year and discover the children’s programs offered at the Y, 3495 Nostrand Avenue. Comment
Borough-wide

An evening of awareness on women

Hadassah Brooklyn Region, in cooperation with the Sisterhood of East Midwood Jewish Center, presents “An Evening of Awareness on Women’s Health” featuring the doctors and staff of Maimonides Medical Center, November 4from 5-8 p.m. at the East Midwood Jewish Center, 1625 Ocean Avenue. Comment
Borough-wide

Houses of worship poised for historic distinction

Their prayers have been answered. Comment
Borough-wide

Italian-American center to debut soon

The Big Apple’s first Italian American cultural community center will be in Bensonhurst. Comment
Borough-wide

Dribbling for the Sudan

With nary a hoop in sight, about 20 basketball dribblers bounced their way across the three East River bridges from Brooklyn to Manhattan to raise money and awareness about the genocide in Sudan. Comment
Borough-wide

Cop Indicted

Even though he scored a 0.0 on a breathalyzer test, a grand jury found enough evidence to bring drunk-driving charges against a Bay Ridge cop who mowed down a preacher’s daughter last month. Comment
Borough-wide

PCB scare%A0at schools

Recently obtained School Construction Authority (SCA) data reveals that between 2008 and now, over 30 recently-renovated Brooklyn schools contained high levels of PCBs, a toxic chemical compound that was banned in 1978. Comment
Borough-wide

Marty critics:%A0‘We’re%A0just getting started’

Not a single invited elected official attended this week’s town hall at the Sea Breeze Jewish Center, but that didn’t stop opponents of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to transform sleepy Asser Levy Park into a major new concert hub from pressing their case. Comment
Borough-wide

Blood on the tracks

A 20-year-old woman nearly bled to death following a violent altercation at the Sheepshead Bay Road subway stop last week. Comment
Borough-wide

Hot wheels doused

Police recovered and secured a stolen car after two would-be thieves abandoned their hot wheels at the corner of East 29th Street and Quentin Road Tuesday afternoon. Comment
Borough-wide

Battle for the 43rd District%A0

While not exactly Lincoln-Douglass, the recent debate between Democrat incumbent City Councilmember Vincent (The Little Giant) Gentile and Republican Bob (The Grocer) Capano provided entertaining theater and ripe political discourse. Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn home values slide,%A0sales up

Home values in Brooklyn continued to slide, but sales activity is showing signs of life, surging for the second consecutive quarter, according to a recent report. Comment
High School Sports

Ford tough: Falcons soar over Christ the King

James Caicedo knew of Bishop Ford’s reputation well before he first entered the Park Slope school. Comment
High School Sports

Second-half surge gives Madison fourth straight division crown

Abraham Bravo had a piece of advice for James Madison teammate Richard Hernandez as he readied to take his 30-yard free kick. Comment
High School Sports

Sharks lose Fyffe, game to Port Richmond

The game at hand seemed rather meaningless for Sheepshead Bay for about 25 minutes in the second half. Comment
High School Sports

Blossoming Kearney runs Xaverian past Mount

No one knew Zack Kearney could be this good this fast. Comment
BoroBeat

An International flavor at Columbus march

The Chinese Dancers of David A. Boody School for Magnet Studies-IS 228 led a contingent of 50 marching students from the school down 18th Avenue in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn during the borough’s Columbus Day Parade. Comment

Monday, Oct. 19, 2009

Opinion

New amphitheater%A0is a bad fit

As we head into the elective campaigning season, let us try to clarify both sides of the Asser-Levy Seaside Park controversy that is a raging bone of contention. Comment
Opinion

Bloomy: nothing in common with us%A0

I was at the Bensonhurst West End Community Council’s (BWECC) Open Community meeting at the FIAO Beacon Community Center at Seth Low IS 96 when this startling information hit me.The New Executive […] Comment
Borough-wide

Cops In Coney Island Save a man and recover guns

From pulling a man out of rough seas to grabbing guns off the street and locking up perpetrators, the 60th Precinct had a busy summer. Comment
Crime

Coke-using firefighter uses 9/11 defense

A New York City firefighter who was fired after failing a random drug test has filed suit against the FDNY and the city for improper termination. Comment
Crime

Motorist Killed

A 26-year-old drunken driver sparked a horrendous chain of events that not only led to the death of a 48-year-old motorist but nearly his own demise as well, cops from the 62nd Precinct said this week. Comment
Borough-wide

Additional Funds for CB 11

There was a great deal of applause as City Councilmember Vincent Gentile delivered a check for $1,000 to Community Board 11. Comment
BoroBeat

Green-mobile hits Borough Hall

The Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy’s Enviromedia Mobile — a 48-foot traveling urban nature center and maritime museum — will rumble into Borough Hall Plaza next week for an official unveiling, part of a borough-wide mission intended to teach and enlighten. Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn’s finest salutes its dedicated ‘eyes and ears’

The “eyes and ears” of Brooklyn’s Finest received a tall salute during an awards ceremony for the 60th Precinct’s Auxiliary unit in Coney Island. Comment
Borough-wide

Keeping on the straight and narrow

Big-hearted Brooklynites waged war against two potential killers by putting their best foot forward during a benefit walk to mark “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.” Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn college cuts ribbon on West Quad

It took 50 years, but the “most beautiful college campus in America” now also boasts a handsome, state-of-the-art, athletic and student services wing %u2013 complete with ball courts and a swimming pool open to the community. Comment
Borough-wide

High-powered circumcision draws pols

For being only eight days old, little Joshua Zev Greenfield showed the kind of political clout at his circumcision that would be the envy of many a power broker. Comment
Borough-wide

Guild for Exceptional Children 51st anniversary

The Guild for Exceptional Children will celebrate its 51st anniversary during a gala dinner dance to be held at 6:30 p.m., October 23 at the El Caribe Country Club, 5945 Strickland Avenue. Comment
Borough-wide

LICH town hall on H1N1

The Dexter McKenzie Community Resource Center will host a town hall meeting on the H1N1 Virus — which has reached pandemic proportions, according to a June 2009 World Health Organization (WHO) bulletin — October 22, 7 p.m., at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 3714 Avenue D in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Comment
Borough-wide

Opponents in 43rd Council District Race Go Head to Head

Easy does it. Comment
Borough-wide

Always a howl at Halloween time!

What a spooktacular sight%u2026 Comment
Borough-wide

St. Edmund Prep steps off

The sun appeared from behind the clouds in time for Saint Edmund Preparatory High School students to participate in their 10th annual Walk-a-thon around Marine Park. Comment
BoroBeat

Seven decades of matrimonial bliss

Happy anniversary! Comment
BoroBeat

Walgreens opens its 7,000th store

A milestone was reached when the “nation’s largest drugstore chain” opened shop in Sheepshead Bay with its 7000th store. Comment
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