Brooklyn Courier

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Gym-nastic! PS 39 gets its recreation space back

Parents at PS 39, a historic school on Sixth Avenue that’s too small to have its own gym, raised a ruckus last week when the city refused to renew a lease on a neighboring gym space because the operators of the space, the Camp Friendship Youth Program, sought to raise the rent from $48,000 to $67,850. Comment

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Williamsburg charter high school moves to Bushwick

School’s out for summer — but when September rolls around, one Williamsburg school will be in a different place. Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Check out our hot Double-D Pool video!

Our editor and serial shirt remover Gersh Kuntzman christened the Double-D Pool in his inimitable fashion, as you can see from the video above. Comment

Power failure leaves 1,100 Williamsburgers boiling mad

More than 1,100 Williamsburg residents were without power on Tuesday after ConEdison cut electricity to the area to make emergency repairs to its overloaded distribution system on one of the hottest days of the year. Comment

A big Domi-YES from the Council

A key Council committee unanimously approved the $1.2-billion Domino redevelopment project this afternoon — with the blessing of an anti-project Williamsburg lawmaker — thanks to a last-minute deal that would reduce the size of the project’s tallest towers yet not eliminate any affordable housing. Comment
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Double D-lightful as Gowanus pool reopens

It’s back and better than ever. Comment

Hey, Joe, nice rack! And thanks for the press release about bike apparatus

There’s a new bike rack at the East River State Park — and a Williamsburg assemblyman is taking the credit. Comment

New ‘Narrows’ bar is long on style and wide on substance

Flushing Avenue has a new oasis from its busy truck route and heavy manufacturing neighbors — a bar that serves craft beers and organic cocktails. Comment
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Another bike is gershed

77th Precinct Comment
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Ooh-ooh, that well! EPA digs to find source of Gowanus toxins

It’s not all fun and games at an area playground — it’s also Superfund-related science! Comment
Brooklyn Heights

BQE planners take Heights off the hit list

State officials have slammed the brakes on a controversial plan to eviscerate part of historic Brooklyn Heights in order to modernize the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, conceding on lastWednesday night that the shocking scheme is untenable. Comment

Monday, July 5, 2010

Brooklyn Courier

Motel’s TV caper

76th Precinct Comment
Brooklyn Courier

Big (well, sort of big) fireworks bust for 76th Precinct

It must be getting close to July 4 because cops busted a mega-stash of pyrotechnic devices this week. Comment

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