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Press release of the week: All-male nude burlesque!

Nightlife: Who let the boys out? Shocks and C-----: All-nude all-dude revue! They said it couldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. So we’re doing it! Comment
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Dining: We’re a part of the city that never sleeps — so it’s only fitting that sometimes we get hungry in the middle of the night. Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The Environmental Protection Agency revealed on Wednesday that it is considering classifying North Brooklyn’s fetid Newtown Creek as a Superfund site — a designation that would clear the way for a federal clean-up of the filthy waterway. Comments (6)

And from the mailbag...

Letters: Our letters column opens with a response from a Republican candidate, and includes letters about politics, Atlantic Yards, bag searches at a Brooklyn moviehouse and more! Comment
Art: A shuttered novelty toy factory is about to become Boerum Hill’s newest arts destination. Comments (3)
Music: The Green-Wood Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 560,000 Brooklynites, but it only takes 30 dancers and a troupe of accordion players to make it come to life. Comment

Bushwick building is one big art gallery until tenants move in

Art: Talk about an art studio! Comment
Park Slope: Three Brownstone Brooklyn shuls and Brooklyn Tech in Fort Greene are now the target of the notoriously homophobic, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church. Comments (61)
Cleaning Our Waterways: The environmental watchdog group Riverkeeper has taken action against three companies along the Gowanus Canal for illegally dumping garbage into the already fetid corpse of water. Comments (5)

Rail buff says that John Wilkes Booth’s diary is under Atlantic Avenue!

Boerum Hill: And trolley legend Bob Diamond is going digging for it early next year. Comments (9)
Boerum Hill: Neighbor is turning against neighbor on State Street over a private school’s plan for a new facility that some say will bring congestion to the residential enclave between Hoyt and Bond streets. Comments (8)
Dining: Believe it or not, hundreds of Muslim-Americans flocked to the Chuck E. Cheese “restaurant” inside the Atlantic Terminal Mall to mark the end of the Ramadan fast. And, apparently, this is a major local tradition. Comments (10)
Mean Streets: Phase II of the transformation of Kent Avenue from a two-way truck route into a one-way northbound street with one of the city’s best bike lanes will begin this weekend, following the much-hailed conversion of the southern portion of the thoroughfare. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s community board changed its tune on Monday, voting to support a 64th Street karaoke bar that the very same panel had opposed six months ago amidst fears that it would harbor prostitutes. Comment

Pechefsky is one candidate with balls (croquet balls, that is)

Election: Green Party longshot challenges his rivals to a game of lawn polo this Saturday. Comments (2)

Almost no crime last week in the Slope!

Park Slope: It was downright difficult to write a police blotter this week — but don’t worry, we’ve got the crime news you love from Park Slope’s neighborhood’s 78th Precinct. Comment

The ‘Last Supper’ festival is art with some meat on its bones

Art: Finally, an art show that will cause a gut reaction. Comment
Dining: The best coffee in Brooklyn just got even better. Comment

Press release of the week: All-male nude burlesque!

Nightlife: Who let the boys out? Shocks and C—ks: All-nude all-dude revue! They said it couldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. So we’re doing it! Comment
Podcast: In an exclusive interview with the Breukelen-obsessed Brooklyn Paper, Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende refuses to stop the merger of Breukelen and two small villages nearby. Comments (9)
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Ride with us on the Kent Avenue bike lane!

Mean Streets: A portion of Kent Avenue in Williamsburg has finally been transformed into the city’s best bike lane — so naturally, our biking editor was on hand to check it out. It’s a wild ride — especially when the protected, two-way lane abruptly ends at Broadway. Comments (15)

All Smartmom wants is a new couch — is that so wrong?

Smartmom: The latest drama: Smartmom wants to replace an 18-year-old couch — and no one will let her. Comments (5)
Coney Island: Mayor Bloomberg says that sharks are the key to making the New York Aquarium a real Coney Island attraction. Comments (2)

Brooklyn Politics

Brooklyn Courier: He may have touted himself as being the only Brooklynite in the race for Comptroller, but City Councilman David Yassky held his election night party in another borough -- at the Arena Restaurant in Manhattan. Comment

Faraguna makes bid for laureate

Brooklyn Courier: An attorney, author, football coach, special education schoolteacher and street vendor would like to add another title to his long resume: poet laureate. Comment

Landmark ‘out’ for hospital

Brooklyn Courier: The Park Slope Civic Council last week agreed to allow a “super sponsor” exemption from its proposal to landmark broader sections of the brownstone enclave. Comment

DOT reverses plans to raise 5th Ave. meters

Brooklyn Courier: The city will not be raising meter rates in Park Slope — along Fifth Avenue at least — the Department of Transportation told this paper this week. Comment

Brooklyn’s Bill comes out on top in primary

Brooklyn Courier: Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio and former City Public Advocate Mark Green came out swinging as they gear up for their runoff to determine the Democratic Party nominee for the city’s top watchdog position. Comment

It’s all about the estuaries

Brooklyn Courier: Celebrate National Estuaries Day and learn about the special creatures that live in these vibrant coastal areas where rivers meet the sea, September 26 from 9-11:30 a.m. at The Cove in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment

Carmen Farina, Park Slope park advocate, dies at age 86%A0

Brooklyn Courier: Thousands of people knew Carmen Farina not by name, but by the product of her many happy hours of work throughout the year: the amazingly fertile and vibrantly colored garden in front of the historic Litchfield Villa, on Prospect Park West between fourth and fifth streets. Comment

‘Landmark’ year for Prospect Heights district

Brooklyn Courier: As this paper went to press, the City Council was set to approve the Prospect Heights Historic District, making it the largest landmark designation in New York City in nearly 20 years. Comment

Annual SUS Octoberfest

Brooklyn Courier: The SUS (Services for th UnderServed) Young Leaders Council will hold its Second Annual SUS Octoberfest at The Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street near Wythe Avenue, October 1 from 6:30-10 p.m. Comment

The good life - redefined

Brooklyn Courier: Author Kurt Andersen will deliver a keynote address on the meaning of creative value in the 21st century as part of a Pratt Institute symposium titled “Redefining the Good Life,” September 26 from 2-5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue. Comment

Borough Briefs

Brooklyn Courier: Eco-friendly activists, environmentalists and eco-conscious celebrities are abuzz as the Brooklyn waterfront community of Vinegar Hill recently celebrated the completion of its first green condominium development at 100 Gold Street. Comment

Brooklyn Dems react to Obama health care speech

Brooklyn Courier: Preaching to the choir. Comment

Housing Works sales

Brooklyn Courier: Fall in line with Housing Works’ fall previews. Comment

Watchdog looks to bite alleged polluters

Brooklyn Courier: An environmental watchdog organization this week announced the beginning of an enforcement campaign targeted at alleged environmental lawbreakers along the beleaguered Gowanus Canal, a polluted waterway that could be designated a Superfund site.The group, Riverkeeper, filed notices of intent to sue against Sixth Street Iron and Metal, a scrap yard, for allegedly dumping metal and debris into the canal; Ferrara Brothers Building Materials Corp., a cement plant allegedly discharging liquid cement and stone into the canal; and 107 Sixth Street LLC and 36-2nd-J Corp., for allegedly operating an open dump and filling the canal from a parking lot on their property. The businesses could not be reached for comment at press time. Comment

Fifth Annual Green Brooklyn...Green City

Brooklyn Courier: The Council on the Environment of New York City is hosting the Fifth Annual Green Brooklyn%u2026Green City at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Columbus Park, 209 Joralemon Street, September 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Comment

Dr. Jude Barbera: comprehensive, caring urology

Brooklyn Courier: There are lots of bodily functions we don’t think about — until they start to bother us. Comment

Bonnies bear down on those Tigers

High School Sports: The goal for the Fontbonne Hall girls volleyball team for the last 13 years has been to beat heated rival Bishop Kearney. The Bonnies have been the Red Sox to the Tigers’ Yankees for more than a decade and Kearney hasn’t lost a league match in its last 179 tries. Comment

Recovering Jackson seals win for Erasmus

High School Sports: Shaquell Jackson isn’t quite himself just yet. The Erasmus Hall running back is still coming back from injury, playing at less than 100 percent. It didn’t stop the sophomore from willing his way to a 13-yard touchdown run up the right side, shedding pursuing tacklers on a key 3rd-and-goal in the fourth quarter. Comment

St. Marks Pl. shuts down traffic, brings in fun

BoroBeat: Simple pleasures were on the menu during a block party along St. Mark’s Place. Comment

Police Blotter

A 15-year-old boy had his hood pulled over his face as a thief fleeced him of $10 at the corner of Jay and Tillary Streets. Comment

Solid block of family fun

Brooklyn Heights: Music, crafts, collectibles and a palate-pleasing menu of international foods lured visitors to the waterfront district for a fall festival, presented by the Carroll Gardens Association. Comment

Brooklyn bosses balk at%A0 ‘Paid Sick Time Bill’

Brooklyn Heights: While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment

Swastika desecrates church

Brooklyn Heights: A possible hate crime stained an otherwise calm weekend in Brooklyn Heights, as a swastika and other scrawl was discovered inside a Monroe Place church. Comment

Local congregation rejoices in new Kiddie Korner

BoroBeat: The High Holy Days were ushered in with a cavalcade of family frolics as mom, dad and the kids united for a street fair outside Congregation B’nai Avraham, which also served to welcome a new pre-school to the area. Comment

The road to recovery is full of friends

BoroBeat: The long road to self-healing took a step in the right direction when the Recovery Project presented a spirited trek across the Brooklyn Bridge to confront the stigma of addiction, culminating with a free concert at Cadman Plaza by music goliath Smokey Robinson. Comment

Brooklyn bridge swim tests swimmers’ mettle

BoroBeat: The East River provided a choppy challenge for an international crop of intrepid swimmers who crawled, breast-stroked and butterflied their way to the finish line, garnering major bragging rights during the fourth annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim. Comment

Fill out your census questionnaire

Brooklynites who fail to complete the 2010 U.S. Census questionnaire will be in for a big surprise. Comment

Precinct Zeroing in on Quality of Life Offenses

There’s been a crackdown on quality-of-life offenses in Bay Ridge. Comment

Getting a Head Start on July 4, 2010

The Fourth of July 2009 may be history, but local cops are already starting to think about next year’s festivities. Comment

Good times with Bushwick’s .357 Lover

If you ever see Corn Mo (he of the white suit, baby face and long, dirty blonde hair) walking down Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick talking on his cell phone, you might actually be seeing the musician recording the seeds of his next song. Comment

Hey, you, spot the wild boar on that building!

Books: Who knew there was a wild boar residing on Garfield Place? It just doesn’t seem like the place for such a beast — or maybe it does. Comment
Carroll Gardens: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority derailed its own plan to shut down a manned token booth at the President Street entrance to the Carroll Street F-train station. Comment

Gunned down on Moore

Williamsburg: A 20-year-old man was killed in a shooting outside the Bushwick Houses on Moore Street. Comment

Walk-ing right on by Grand St. shops

Williamsburg: All isn’t grand on Grand street. Comment

‘Diary of a City Priest’ author to speak

Williamsburg: The renowned Philadelphia priest, poet, author and social activist John McNamee will share his reflections on a half century as a priest in urban areas during a lecture at 1 p.m., September 20at the parish hall of the Oratory Church of St. Boniface, 111 Willoughby Street near Duffield, second floor. Comment

Mormons volunteer to sweep McCarren Pk

Williamsburg: Approximately 70 young adults and their leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the tri-state area will gather at McCarren Park in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, September 12. The Mormon volunteer group will work to beautify one of Brooklyn’s oldest and busiest parks, but also one of the most “in need,” according to Brooklyn City parks officials. Comment

33rd Dist. race heads down to the wire

Williamsburg: With only one week remaining in a competitive, highly-anticipated seven-way race to succeed Councilmember David Yassky, candidates have been crisscrossing the 33rd district from Greenpoint to Park Slope in a last-minute push to secure victory in the Democratic Primary on September 15. Comment

Greenmarket on the move

Williamsburg: The grass apparently is greener. Comment

Reyna, Esposito square off

Williamsburg: Two candidates traded jabs and visions for the district’s future in the last and so far, only, public forum for candidates running for City Council in the 34th District. Comment

Lost Dreamland bell recovered in Coney

Williamsburg: You can ring Coney Island’s bell once more, thanks to a team of intrepid divers and seamen. Comment

B’way bloomy boos

Williamsburg: Attorneys for a coalition of 40 North Brooklyn community groups filed a lawsuit against Mayor Michael Bloomberg September 9, contending that the city violated the Federal Fair Housing Act in its negotiations regarding the development of Broadway Triangle, four hours after a City Planning Commission hearing on the issue. Comment

Ken Diamondstone focused on Council

Williamsburg: Ken Diamondstone does not want to talk about his previous run for State Senate against former Senator Marty Connor nor any rumors about future challenges against Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) or Joan Millman (D-Boerum Hill). Comment

Loss of aquarium’s ‘Baby Aki’ stuns animal lovers

Williamsburg: Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment

Power plant in the court

Williamsburg: The motion to add a power plant on the Williamsburg waterfront and the community’s nearly decade-long campaign to stymie those efforts took a significant step toward conclusion this week, as Appellate Court judges heard arguments from both sides regarding TransGas Energy (TGE)’s appeal of the State Siting Board’s decision to nix the underground plant. Comment

Campaigns are good for ‘Chicharron Man’%A0

Williamsburg: In a primary season blurry with endless endorsements, flyers, mailings and posters, one campaign gimmick stands out for its ingenuity and brilliant use of fried food. Comment

14 grads join nursing ranks

Williamsburg: The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment

Feds help spur AIDS research

Williamsburg: Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment

‘Kid’ connects with seniors

Williamsburg: It is lunchtime at the Krakus Senior Club at 176 Java Street, one of about a dozen senior centers in the 33rd District. Comment

Forever MJ: new ‘Chapel’ opens

Williamsburg: If you’ve ever pondered the parallels between religious reliquary and Michael Jackson’s sequined glove, or maybe thought that “mama-se, mama-sa, ma-ma-coo-sa” might as well be Latin, you’re probably a lot like artist Russel Parish. Comment

Squadron has growing ‘rep’ in Albany

Williamsburg: While not quite the new sheriff of Albany, recently elected State Senator Daniel Squadron is beginning to make an impact on possible reforms in Albany. Comment

Briefly speaking, Cowboy steals the show

Williamsburg: How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment

It’s only my opinion

Williamsburg: Just in case you haven’t noticed, let me remind you to look at tomorrow’s date. Yup. Eight years have gone by and many of usdon’t remember how this country united as Americans. OK, gang. Take out the flag that’s hiding in your closet. For at least one day, and perhaps a few more, display Old Glory from your window, balcony, car, and anywhere else you see fit. In spite of our troubles, this is still one great country. God Bless America. Comment

Meet the candidates for the 33rd District

BoroBeat: Six Democratic City Council hopefuls in the 33rd District for City Council, Jo Anne Simon, Doug Biviano, Steve Levin, Ken Diamondstone, Evan Thies and Isaac Abraham, trotted out to the East River State Park (110 Kent Avenue) for a forum reception sponsored by Town Square Inc. Comment

Not so sweet

Brooklyn Courier: Three women -- believed to be sisters -- were arrested following an all-out cat fight inside the Sugar Cane Bar, 238 Flatbush Avenue, last week. Comment

Pulaski Parade honors

Brooklyn Courier: The South Brooklyn Pulaski Parade Committee will honor its Contingent Marshal, Joseph B. Rudis, with a buffet and dance from 2-6 p.m. in the Lower School Hall of Our Lady of Czestochowa %u2013 St. Casimir Parish, 183 25th Street, September 13. Comment

Annual GEC luncheon

Brooklyn Courier: The Guild for Exceptional Children’s (GEC) Third Annual Community Luncheon will be held at the Guild’s headquarters, 260 68th Street from 12-2 p.m., September 18. Comment

GOPers look to bury ‘the negativity’ around race

Brooklyn Courier: The two men hoping to win the Republican nod for Park Slope’s 39th District don’t see September 15 as Primary Day. Instead, it’ll he the bitter end to the venomous war of words the campaign has become. Comment

14 new graduates join the ranks of professional nurses

Brooklyn Courier: The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment

Divers recover Dreamland Park relic off the shores of Coney

Brooklyn Courier: You can ring Coney Island’s bell once more, thanks to a team of intrepid divers and seamen. Comment

‘Baby Aki’ breaks BK’s heart

Brooklyn Courier: Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment

Meter Mad

Brooklyn Courier: A city policy meant to liberate parking spaces could mean the death knell for mom and pop shops in Park Slope, area merchants warned this week. Comment

Feds aid borough researchers’ hunt for AIDS vaccine

Brooklyn Courier: Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment

New look for Barclays Ctr.

Brooklyn Courier: Developer Bruce Ratner unveiled a new Barclays Center arena rendering this week as the cornerstone piece of his 22-acre Atlantic Yards project starting at the Atlantic/Flatbush avenues intersection moving southeast. Comment

Cheese it! The contest’s on

Brooklyn Courier: Ten pedigree meat hounds with iron stomachs made a beeline for Fort Greene’s Five Spot Soul Food Restaurant where they went gum-to-gum with some of the nation’s top eaters for the Famous Philly CheeseSteak Fest %u2013 the first such contest to be recognized by Major League Eating. Comment

‘Briefly’ speaking...

Brooklyn Courier: How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment

Isaac Abraham: ‘I fight for everyone’

Brooklyn Courier: Hasidic Judaism is filled with Talmudic rules and practices that must be followed in order to live a healthy, kosher life. But there’s only one rule to keep about going to dinner at the Williamsburg institution Gottlieib’s (325 Roebling Avenue) with City Council candidate Isaac Abraham: let Isaac order for you. Comment

Volunteer for Clean & Green effort

Brooklyn Courier: The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is looking for volunteers to participate in their monthly Clean & Green, which meets this month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., September 19. Volunteers should meet at First and Bond streets, west of the Gowanus Canal. Comment

More green for Sponge Park

Brooklyn Courier: Sponge Park continues to soak up the green. Comment

Candidate Profile: Ken Diamondstone

Brooklyn Courier: Ken Diamondstone does not want to talk about his previous run for State Senate against former Senator Marty Connor nor any rumors about future challenges against Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg) or Joan Millman (D-Boerum Hill). Comment

Hot wheels on Sixth Street!

Brooklyn Courier: From 0 to 10,000 degrees in 60 seconds! Comment

‘Diary of a City Priest’%A0

Brooklyn Courier: The renowned Philadelphia priest, poet, author and social activist John McNamee will share his reflections on a half century as a priest in urban areas during a lecture at 1 p.m., September 20at the parish hall of the Oratory Church of St. Boniface, 111 Willoughby Street near Duffield, second floor. Comment

Dancewave, Inc. to hold new auditions

Brooklyn Courier: Dancewave, Inc. announces Dancewave Company and Dancewave Company II auditions to take place at PS 77, 62 Park Place in Brooklyn, September 12, 1-2:30 p.m. and September 16, 5-6:30 p.m. Comment

FDNY fire storm over pachyderm privilege

Brooklyn Courier: Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment

Candidate Profile: Steve Levin

Brooklyn Courier: It is lunchtime at the Krakus Senior Club at 176 Java Street, one of about a dozen senior centers in the 33rd District. Comment

Wolves: a pack on a mission

High School Sports: Every move Ed Gazzillo has made since starting the Grand Street Campus football program in 1999 was with one thing in mind: For the Wolves to be part of the PSAL’s Level 5 City Championship Division. Comment

From groupie to quarterback

High School Sports: Jordan Paul didn’t play video games in his spare time as a youngster. He broke down defenses and attended two-a-day practices. Comment

Falcons on guard against mental gaffs

High School Sports: Jim Esposito’s message to his Bishop Ford football team has centered around focus and remaining upbeat. Comment

Just slide, Kenny, slide

High School Sports: Kenny Leveille has been William Grady’s starting quarterback for two seasons, and this year his play is going to be even more instrumental to the Falcons’ success. Now if only coach Andrew Jashyn can convince him not to take as many unnecessary risks. Comment

Now on deck: NY Mets heavy hitter

Brooklyn Courier: Citi Field’s loss was KeySpan Park’s gain last week as Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran rehabbed with the Brooklyn Cyclones. Comment

Riese group helps smooth out the daily grind

BoroBeat: Riese Organization workers distributed hundreds of $5 Tim Hortons value cards, good for the purchase of coffee and baked goods, as commuters headed back to work from the Labor Day Weekend, during its 15th Annual “Back to the Grind” coffee give-away at 22 Court Street. Comment

Strolling and admiring art

BoroBeat: Every step garnered a piece of eye candy when the 5th Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) teamed up with artists from across Brooklyn for a unique art and photo walk in Park Slope. Comment

SYEP teens are ready for their closeup

BoroBeat: Teens participating in the Cobble Hill Health Center’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides New York City youth between the ages of 14-24 with summer employment and educational opportunities, took some time out to pose for their annual end-of-year photo shoot. Comment

Party time in Park Slope

BoroBeat: Summer fun was on the menu %u2013 not to mention a generous helping of potluck delights %u2013 when neighbors jumpstarted the season of fun in the sun with a block party along 19th Street. Comment

Funds help power AIDS research in Brooklyn

Kings Courier: Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment

Super-duper: parents score win

Kings Courier: Power has been restored to School’s District 22’s community superintendent — and parents couldn’t be happier. Comment

Bklyn’s Bill comes out on top in advocate race%A0

Kings Courier: Showing a surge toward the end of the campaign season, Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio bested former City Public Advocate Mark Green in the Democratic primary for public advocate. Comment

Bklyn businesses balk at ‘Paid Sick Time Bill’

Kings Courier: While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment

Thompson vows to beat Bloomie

Kings Courier: Extolling supporters to chant with him that eight years is enough, Comptroller William Thompson vowed a spirited campaign to defeat incumbent Mike Bloomberg in the November general election for New York City mayor. Comment

Soaked with wetlands $$$

Kings Courier: Jamaica Bay will be the recipient of millions of dollars of federal stimulus money, an infusion expected to create a breathtaking “ecology park” along the massive water body, officials announced last week. Comment

BK Dems respond to ‘Obamacare’ speech

Kings Courier: Preaching to the choir. Comment

Cops busy with ‘hot wheels’

Kings Courier: A crew of fast and furious thieves is having a “wheely” good time in the 61st Precinct, which is seeing an increase in both car tire and auto thefts. Comment

High-stepping at Bishop Ford High School

Kings Courier: Nimble steppers from the O’Malley Irish Dance Academy put their best foot forward during a benefit performance at Bishop Ford High School. Comment

Riders rail against subway disruptions

Kings Courier: More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment

Brighton Beach jubilee draws thousands

BoroBeat: Brighton Beach brimmed with seasonal fun, wooing mom, dad and the kids to one of “Little Odessa’s” premier street fairs, the Brighton Jubilee. Comment

Time to hit the books: but first some fun & games

BoroBeat: Borough students were boosted by a final hurrah before hitting the books when Aviator Sports and Events Center presented a back-to-school summerfest, complete with carnival-style rides, food and music. Comment

Gardens tenants fear future

Flatbush: While young, tony New Yorkers are being urged to put their roots down at one Flatbush housing complex, some of those who already live there in rent-stabilized units have begun to fear they might get an unceremonious heave-ho. Comment

Brooklyn Dems react to president’s health care speech

Flatbush: Preaching to the choir. Comment

Nana ’packs%A0are a no-go

Flatbush: Between 2002 and 2007, members of the Newkirk Area Neighborhood Association (NANA) spent a day each year packing new backpacks with brand-new school supplies to distribute to homeless shelters, so the children living in them could go back to school in style. Comment

Not a penny more to bring down class sizes

Flatbush: This year, Brooklyn schools will receive the same amount of money as they did last year to lower class size — and not a penny more. Comment

Backlash against service cuts along B,Q line; rehab spells pain for riders

Flatbush: More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment

Brooklyn bosses balk at ‘Paid Sick Time Bill’

Flatbush: While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment

Newcomer takes 45th in primary

Flatbush: In a stunning turnaround, a political newcomer has defeated incumbent City Councilmember Kendall Stewart in the Democratic primary in the 45th Councilmanic District. Comment

Super-duper: parents score school win

Flatbush: Power has been restored to School’s District 22’s community superintendent — and parents couldn’t be happier. Comment

Eugene easily wins primary in bid for 40th Council District seat

Flatbush: It was an easy victory for incumbent City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, in a three-way race in the 40th Council District. Comment

More green for Sponge Pk

Brooklyn Courier: Sponge Park continues to soak up the green. Comment

76th Precinct cops earn accolades

Brooklyn Courier: Summertime heroics earned four cops top honors this week from the 76th Precinct Community Council. Comment

The right tools for the job...

Brooklyn Courier: Now an annual tradition, Councilwoman Sara M. González handed out thousands of school supplies to boys and girls in Red Hook. The councilwoman joined with local activist Jay McKnight of the Red Hook Lions and Councilman John Liu to set up tables outside the Fine Fare Supermarket.The children began lining up early in anticipation of an event they have enjoyed for several years now. Comment

1 elephant, tons of trouble

Brooklyn Courier: Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment

19th Street gets the most out of summertime

BoroBeat: Summer fun was on the menu %u2013 not to mention a generous helping of potluck delights %u2013 when neighbors jumpstarted the season of fun in the sun with a block party along 19th Street. Comment

Brass smiles on local cop

Canarsie: In the year and a half he’s been serving at Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct, Sergeant Christopher McGibbon has been involved in almost every major crime -- and major arrest -- to hit the area. Comment

Busted for attempted murder

Canarsie: A 20-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting in early August was apprehended last week after being caught guzzling a beer in the street. Comment

A look at America by the numbers

Canarsie: Just in case you haven’t noticed, let me remind you to look at tomorrow’s date. Yup. Eight years have gone by and many of us don’t remember how this country united as Americans. OK, gang. Take out the flag that’s hiding in your closet. For at least one day, and perhaps a few more, display Old Glory from your window, balcony, car, and anywhere else you see fit. In spite of our troubles, this is still one great country. God Bless America. Comment

A Britisher’s View

Canarsie: Eight years later, the wounds are growing worse. Comment

It’s Only My Opinion

Canarsie: Here are more questions that are scribbled on those bits of paper that have been accumulating in my favorite blue blazer. Comment

Not for Nuthin’

Perspective: Friday is September 11.On that day in 2001 our city, our country and our way of life changed forever. It was a day of tragedy unparalleled in our history. Comment

Brooklyn’s Bill comes out on top in primary

Canarsie: Showing a surge toward the end of the campaign season, Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio bested former City Public Advocate Mark Green in the Democratic primary for public advocate. Comment

Rooftop film series

Canarsie: In “Above Brooklyn,”screening September 12 at 9 p.m. on the rooftop of the Old American Can Factory, some of New York City’s few remaining rooftop pigeon breeders try to catch each other’s birds in a game of aerial competition. Comment

Fidler, Berardelli court FUBA

Canarsie: Voters in the 46th Council District can look ahead to November, when the general election pits incumbent Councilmember Lew Fidler against challenger Gene Berardelli, during a candidate’s forum in Canarsie. Comment

‘Spiritual Sustainability’ with Martha Gallahue

Canarsie: The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, as part of its “Sunday Platforms” series, “Spiritual Sustainability: Back to Nature, Back to Ethics with Martha Gallahue,” September 13. Platforms are held every Sunday morning, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the main hall of the Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West in Park Slope. Comment

Subway salutes ‘Franchisee of the Year’

Canarsie: The Subway restaurant chain, the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, has named Jonathan Feld, of Manhattan, as the recipient of its 2009 Franchisee of the Year award for multi-unit owners from the chain’s North American markets. The announcement was made the company’s annual convention held in Washington DC. Comment

Pacino is ‘Jack of all roles’

Canarsie: We’ve heard that Brooklyn’s real estate market was sickly, but we didn’t think that Fillmore Real Estate felt it necessary to bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Comment

Boost for local AIDS research

Canarsie: Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment

Remarkable woman marks 100th b’day

Canarsie: The Caton Park Nursing Home was brimming with fun and festivity as resident Martha Kiasheck celebrated her 100th birthday. Comment

Eight years have past since September 11 terrorist attacks

Canarsie: With heads bowed, cops and civilian employees at the 69th Precinct held a moment of silent prayer for the 3,000 lives lost on September 11 on the morning of that fateful day’s eighth anniversary. Comment

2nd Annual Debbie Moss 3K Memorial Walk

Canarsie: Ten years ago, Brooklyn mom Debbie Moss died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Comment

45th Dist. candidates court FUBA voters

Canarsie: Three of the six people running in the Democratic primary in the 45th Councilmanic District stood before Canarsie residents to make the case for their candidacy, just a week and a half before primary day. Comment

‘Briefly’ speaking...Cowboy steals show

Canarsie: How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment

Groovy! Spirit of Woodstock lives on!

Canarsie: Residents and staff of the New York Congregational Nursing Center, 135 Linden Boulevard in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, celebrated the ’60s with a “groovy buffet” to commemorate Woodstock and the era of peace and love. Comment

Weiner: the%A0 time is now for reform

Canarsie: From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment

69th Precinct introduces nabe to new executive officer

Canarsie: Canarsiens were introduced to the second in command at the 69th Precinct, during a recent community forum. Comment

A better way on Church Avenue

Canarsie: Mark Dicus, executive director of the Church Avenue BID, got a vote of support and thanks from the members of the Prospect Park South Association when he was presented with their “PPS Good Neighbor Award.” Comment

No rest for Canarsie’s weary

Canarsie: If there’s one thing Canarsiens want, it’s some peace and quiet. Comment

Heart Walk in Prospect Pk

Canarsie: Canarsie’s 69th Precinct will be taking part in this year’s Start! Heart Walk in Prospect Park (enter Ninth Street and Prospect Park West), October 11, rain or shine, benefiting the American Heart Association. Comment

Community Board 18

Canarsie: Community Board 18’s next meeting will be held at 8 p.m., September 16 (and each third Wednesday) on the mezzanine level at the Aviator Sports and Recreation Facility, Floyd Bennett Field. Comment

Roadwork advances along Belt Parkway

Canarsie: Drivers can soon expect a smoother trip into Mill Basin. Comment

Liu, Yassky in runoff for comptroller bid

Canarsie: Queens City Councilmember John Liu and Brooklyn City Councilmember David Yassky will meet again in two weeks to determine who will be the Democratic Party nominee for the city’s top fiscal officer. Comment

Novice wins council vote

Canarsie: In a stunning turnaround, a political newcomer has defeated incumbent City Councilmember Kendall Stewart in the Democratic primary in the 45th Council District. Comment

Dog Coat & Blanket drive

Canarsie: Give A Paw 2009 invites animal lovers to a special weekend for shelter pups and people who care. Comment

Borough Briefs

Blogger Robert Guskind died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, our CNG sister publication The Brooklyn Paper reported last week. Comment

Brooklyn suit drive to help unemployed reach for success

Canarsie: Determined to empower unemployed men by providing them with the necessary professional attire that will build their self-esteem and help “sell themselves” during job interviews, Men’s Wearhouse will hold its second annual National Suit Drive, now to September 30. Comment

September 11 observances held throughout the borough

Canarsie: Residents from throughout the borough marked the eighth anniversary of September 11 during several events that recalled the horrors, sense of tragedy and triumphs that we all faced on that fateful day and the weeks that followed. Comment

Borough’s heart aches for Baby Aki; 2-year-old walrus dies from pneumonia

Canarsie: Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment

Salute to local ‘Rising Stars’

Canarsie: State Senator Kevin Parker announced the recipients — representing the best in Brooklyn’s education, and who stood out from hundreds of other student applicants — of the 2009 Rising Star community leaders award. Comment

Docs prescribe books to children

Canarsie: Although smiles are not the usual expression on children’s faces while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, Meridith Messinger, MD, pediatrician at Long Island College Hospital, is finding nothing but grins at LICH’s pediatric center. Comment

Stop & Shop helps fight child cancers

Canarsie: The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company’s Flatbushstore reached its goal for the 2009 Triple Winner program, raising $7,050toward Stop & Shop’s efforts to eradicate childhood cancer and fund research. These funds contributed to the $5.25 million raised chainwide in this year’s Triple Winner campaign. Comment

Paerdegat Avenue green st.%A0

Canarsie: A strip of Paerdegat Avenue North will be going soon from grim to green. Comment

Re-armed against H1N1

Canarsie: Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment

Brooklyn Dems react to president’s health speech

Canarsie: Preaching to the choir. Comment

Brooklyn bosses balk at new ‘Paid Sick Time Bill’

Canarsie: While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment

Thompson takes primary%A0

Canarsie: Extolling supporters to chant with him that eight years is enough, Comptroller William Thompson vowed a spirited campaign to defeat incumbent Mike Bloomberg in the November general election for New York City mayor. Comment

Totonno’s pizza shop to reopen in Brooklyn

Canarsie: Famed Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s could be open in a matter of weeks, giving discriminating eaters across the borough reason to rejoice. Comment

14 new graduates join nursing ranks

Canarsie: The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment

Ready or not for H.S.

Canarsie: In spite of community opposition, a transfer high school is opening in the new school building on East 107th Street. Comment

Consumer cop & Indy Dem

Canarsie: Among the most sought-after posts this election season is the job of public advocate. Comment

Fillmore Real Estate high on MeadowWood complex

Canarsie: Underscoring the tremendous success it has achieved as the exclusive sales agent for MeadowWood at Gateway, Fillmore Real Estate, New York City’s largest privately-owned and operated residential real estate firm, announced more than 350 successful sales at Brooklyn’s largest affordable condominium complex.In fact, more than 60 homes have gone into contract since January and there is a waiting list of qualified buyers for several units. Comment

New director for day school

Canarsie: East Midwood Hebrew Day School announces the hiring of its new executive director, Dr. Eugene Miller, who comes to the school after a long career as an educator, administrator and author. A native of Brooklyn, he has written on such subjects as religion, philanthropy (tzedaka) and society. Comment

Road to recovery leads through Brooklyn

Canarsie: Over the last six sessions, A&E Network’s “Intervention” reality series has chronicled the lives of 138 men and women suffering with addiction. Comment

Yes, house calls do exist: just consult these docs

Canarsie: Who says doctors no longer make house calls? Comment

Pro Active Construction: one step ahead

Canarsie: It can be your worst nightmare or the best thing you’ve ever done. Comment

Strawberry’s hit with seniors

BoroBeat: Menorah Home and Hospital’s Kaffee Klastch group, a social club of 25 seniors between the ages of 57 to 96, declared strawberry “the absolute best” during a taste bud teaser, in which residents sampled 24 flavors of Haagen Dazs ice cream donated to the Manhattan Beach facility, 1516 Oriental Boulevard. Comment

Church avenue packed with family fun

BoroBeat: Mom, dad and the kids snatched the last rays of summer sun by heading to Flatbush for a street festival, sponsored by the Kensington Merchants Association. Comment

Back to school: but first some games

BoroBeat: Borough students were boosted by a final hurrah before hitting the books when Aviator Sports and Events Center presented a back-to-school summerfest, complete with carnival-style rides, food and music. Comment

Bensonhurst honors patron saint with feast

BoroBeat: Thousands of revelers flocked to Bensonhurst to participate in a yearly fun-filled event to honor a patron saint of Italians everywhere. Comment

Note passer keeping busy

Brooklyn Heights: The note-passing bandit responsible for holding up an Atlantic Avenue bank has been connected to at least six similar heists stretching back to the middle of July, officials said. Comment

More cash for a greener Navy Yard

Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Navy Yard, already the city’s preeminent green manufacturing district, received another $15 million in capital funds for two additional green facilities. Comment

From worst to first

Brooklyn Heights: A popular Brooklyn Heights school went from an F to an A grade in just one year — and that has parents questioning the validity of the city’s school report cards. Comment

Levin takes 33rd

Brooklyn Heights: Behind a solid bloc of Hasidic voters in Williamsburg, seniors and public housing residents from Greenpoint to the Gowanus, Steve Levin handily won the Democratic primary for the City Council in the 33rd District. Comment

Phoenix introduces green training

Brooklyn Heights: DUMBO is so cutting-edge that even longtime neighborhood tenant Phoenix House is going green. Comment

Pachyderm pampering puts some in hot water

Brooklyn Heights: Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment

City Point Tower gets fed boost

Brooklyn Heights: The long-stalled City Point Tower project became the city’s first commercial development green-lighted for a cash infusion of federal stimulus money. Comment

Latest look for Ratner’s Barclays Center

Brooklyn Heights: Developer Bruce Ratner unveiled a new Barclays Center arena rendering this week as the cornerstone piece of his 22-acre Atlantic Yards project starting at the Atlantic/Flatbush avenues intersection moving southeast. Comment

Brooklyn honors the Maryland 400

BoroBeat: Remembering the shots heard round the borough%u2026 Comment

Strolling and enjoying the artistry

BoroBeat: Every step garnered a piece of eye candy when the 5th Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) teamed up with artists from across Brooklyn for a unique art and photo walk in Park Slope. Comment

Big Screecher

Bay News: “Brooklyn’s own Joe Causi”, DJ on CBS FM’s evening show was among the throngs of ex-Brooklynites coming back to the Bread Plus Bakery on Harway Avenue and Bay 50th Street to get […] Comment

B suspension burns riders

Bay News: More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment

Life preserver for drowning homeowners

Bay News: Councilman Vincent Gentile, who represents Brooklyn neighborhoods that are home to more seniors than nearly any other New York City neighborhood, has signed on as a key supporter of a bill, which will protect their homes from the auction block due to delinquent water bills. Comment

De Blasio comes out on top

Bay News: Showing a surge toward the end of the campaign season, Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio bested former City Public Advocate Mark Green in the Democratic primary for public advocate. Comment

Thousands flock to Jubilee

Bay News: Brighton Beach brimmed with seasonal fun, wooing mom, dad and the kids to one of “Little Odessa’s” premier street fairs, the Brighton Jubilee. Comment

Bosses balk at ‘sick time’

Bay News: While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment

Thompson vows to beat Mike for mayor

Bay News: Extolling supporters to chant with him that eight years is enough, Comptroller William Thompson vowed a spirited campaign to defeat incumbent Mike Bloomberg in the November general election for New York City mayor. Comment

Established Tenants Fear Tides of Change at Flatbush Gardens

While young, tony New Yorkers are being urged to put their roots down at one Flatbush housing complex, some of those who already live there in rent-stabilized units have begun to fear they might get an unceremonious heave-ho. Comment

Candidate Profile: Ken Baer

Park Slope resident Ken Baer is a one-man show. Comment

New Mikvah on Amherst Street

A proposal to establish a new mikvah on Amherst Street in Manhattan Beach will go before Community Board 15 later this month. Comment

Wild ride on McDonald Ave.

Firefighters look over a Chevy Astrovan that slammed into a parked Honda Civic during a harrowing car accident on McDonald Avenue near Bay Parkway Tuesday. Comment

Liu and Yassky square off in comptroller runoff for

Queens City Councilmember John Liu and Brooklyn City Councilmember David Yassky are circling their wagons as they gear up to meet again at the polls in two weeks to determine who will be the Democratic nominee for the city’s top fiscal officer. Comment

Changes in School District 22

Power has been restored to School’s District 22’s community superintendent — and parents couldn’t be happier. Comment

Brooklyn Politics

Canarsie: Leave it to Bob Zuckerman to stand out in a crowd. Comment

Liu and Yassky to have runoff for Comptroller position

Queens City Councilmember John Liu and Brooklyn City Councilmember David Yassky will meet again in two weeks to determine who will be the Democratic Party nominee for the city’s top fiscal officer. Comment

Lander secures Democratic nomination

When Brad Lander woke up early Tuesday morning to begin his last big pitch for City Council, one of the first things he heard coming out of the shower was the Black Eyed Peas. Comment

Possible expansions for Canarsie

Two Canarsie schools are seeking to expand. Comment

Coney pizza icon might reopen soon.

Famed Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s could be open in a matter of weeks, giving discriminating eaters across the borough reason to rejoice. Comment

Jamaica Bay gets stimulus cash

Jamaica Bay will be the recipient of millions of dollars of federal stimulus money, an infusion expected to create a breathtaking “ecology park” along the massive water body, officials announced last week. Comment

Canarsiens Tired of Loud Parties

If there’s one thing Canarsiens want, it’s some peace and quiet. Comment

Lander takes primary for 39th District

When Brad Lander woke up early Tuesday morning to begin his big pitch for City Council, one of the first things he heard was the Black Eyed Peas. Comment

‘Technicolor Dreamer’ at home in Brooklyn

Scott Hardkiss has left his mark all over the city, growing up in the Bronx, living in Queens before heading out to San Francisco for a decade, and, since 2000, working on a new album in his home studio in lower Manhattan. Comment

A pain in the B---- riders denounce loss of express subway service

More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment

Despite Low Turnout, Challenger Trounces Incumbent in Hotly Contested Race

In a stunning turnaround, a political newcomer has defeated incumbent City Councilmember Kendall Stewart in the Democratic primary in the 45th Council District. Comment

de Blasio and Green in run off

Showing a surge toward the end of the campaign season, Brooklyn City Councilmember Bill de Blasio bested former City Public Advocate Mark Green in the Democratic primary for public advocate. Comment

EPA: No decision yet for Gowanus

The fate of the Gowanus Canal will remain in limbo, as the Environmental Protection Agency told this paper it will not be handing down a decision this week on whether to name the foul waterway a Superfund site. Comment

Navy Yard receives $15 million in state money

The Brooklyn Navy Yard, already the city’s preeminent green manufacturing district, received another $15 million in capital funds for two additional green facilities. Comment

Clarke defends her Caribbean trip as above board

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke last week lashed out at published reports alleging she violated the law while recently traveling to the country of Antigua for the naming of the country’s highest peak as “Mount Obama.” Comment

Custom Wine Bar

Custom Wine Bar is going back to the drawing board. Comment

Incumbent Gains Easy Victory in Flatbush Council Primary

It was an easy victory for incumbent City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, in a three-way race in the 40th Council District. Comment

Reyna wins Re-election by 223 Votes

In one of the smallest margins among the primary races throughout the city, incumbent Councilmember Diana Reyna (D-Williamsburg) appears to have won re-election in the 34th Council District, though her main challenger, Maritza Davila, has not conceded the race. Comment

Flooded Gowanus fear haunts nabe

From a window in her home, Margaret Maugenest can see the mighty shores of the Gowanus Canal, a polluted waterway she fears could one day spit its toxic cocktail on adjacent homes and businesses. Comment

It’s Thompson versus Bloomberg for mayor

Extolling supporters to chant with him that eight years is enough, Comptroller William Thompson vowed a spirited campaign to defeat incumbent Mike Bloomberg in the November general election for New York City mayor. Comment

Eek! Mice and rats in Carroll Park!

Rodents have once again reared their ugly heads - and tails - in Carroll Park, but city officials say they’re just passing through. Comment

Robbing bike -- with machete

Crime: It was his way of cutting through the BS: Instead of convincing a child to hand over his bike, an 18-year-old thief found it less time-consuming to show him the machete that he kept under his shirt, cops from the 68th Precinct were told this week. Comment

Local man in Ponzi probe

Crime: First came Bernie. Now there’s Barry. Comment

Police Blotter

A woman had a gold chain ripped off her neck as she walked down 72nd Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues during a daring daytime theft. Comment

Anniversary

The Sisters of the Visitation, together with Visitation Academy, invite all to share in the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, September 26 at Visitation Academy, 8902 Ridge Boulevard. Comment

Feds help power local AIDS research

Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment

McMahon sketchy on health reform

Rep. Mike McMahon is increasingly enunciating his position on health care, and it’s a nuanced one, to say the least. Comment

Second Annual Debbie Moss 3K Ovarian Cancer Walk

Ten years ago, Brooklyn mom Debbie Moss died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Comment

A splash of Caribbean fun

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Governor David Paterson and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell were among the luminaries who danced to calypso music, pressed flesh with glittering dancers and feasted on curried goat while leading thrill seekers to joy at the West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade in Brooklyn. Comment

A&E’s ‘Road to Recovery’ leads through Brooklyn: with Smokey Robinson too!

Over the last six sessions, A&E Network’s “Intervention” reality series has chronicled the lives of 138 men and women suffering with addiction. Comment

No ‘Comfort’ for this popular Bay Ridge bar band

So much for Southern hospitality. Comment

‘Naked Cowboy’ courts voters here

How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment

Two-story building sells for $3,000,000

A two-story building at 401 95th Street, on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 95th Street in Bay Ridge, was sold by Massey Knakal in a transaction valued at $3,000,000. Comment

Dems react to ‘Obamacare’

Preaching to the choir. Comment

Extra scoops of retro fun

If you’re looking for an old-time, Main Street USA kind of treat, there is no place better than Haagen Dazs. Comment

Senior picnic here

State Senator Marty Golden will host a senior picnic in conjunction with the Shore Road Garden Council, at 11:30 a.m., September 24 (rain date: September 25) in the Garden, 91st Street and Shore Road in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. The event will feature live music and lunch will be served. Comment

On guard against H1N1 virus

Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment

New class of graduates join the nursing ranks

The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment

Sneak peek at Sunset PK H.S.

Councilwoman Sara M. González joined dozens of members of the Sunset Park High School Task Force and numerous officials from the School Construction Authority in a special preview of the new facility which is in the final stages of completion. Comment

‘Spiritual Sustainability’

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, as part of its “Sunday Platforms” series, “Spiritual Sustainability: Back to Nature, Back to Ethics with Martha Gallahue,” September 13. Platforms are held every Sunday morning, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the main hall of the Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West in Park Slope. Comment

Totonno’s to return to Bklyn %A0

Famed Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s could be open in a matter of weeks, giving discriminating eaters across the borough reason to rejoice. Comment

Al is ‘Jack of all roles’

We’ve heard that Brooklyn’s real estate market was sickly, but we didn’t think that Fillmore Real Estate felt it necessary to bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Comment

Pneumonia claims ‘Baby Aki’%A0

Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment

Ft. Hamilton Community Day Picnic

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families were feted during Fort Hamilton’s annual “Fort Hamilton Community Day Picnic,” coordinated by Cathy Santotietro, community relations officer for the Fort andMaria Mahler, vice president of the Rotary Club of Brooklyn. Comment

PAL’s Brooklyn Borough bash

More than 500 youngsters, ages six to 16, from the Police Athletic League Play Streets and Day Camps throughout Brooklyn gathered for PAL’s Brooklyn Borough Celebration Day at Parade Ground Park. Comment

Enjoy yourself to the core at the Wyckoff Farmhouse’s annual Apple Festival

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum will have its annual Apple Festival, September 20. Comment

Federal funds aid Holocaust survivors

Two Jewish non-profit organizations are divvying up $300,000 in federal money to bring community support services to Brooklyn’s Holocaust survivors. Comment

‘Suited up’ for the big job interview

Determined to empower unemployed men by providing them with the necessary professional attire that will build their self-esteem and help “sell themselves” during job interviews, Men’s Wearhouse will hold its second annual National Suit Drive, now to September 30. Comment

New kinda class

Hello, new schools! Comment

Nutty health care town hall at KCC

From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment

Brass smiles on Ridge cop

In the year and a half he’s been serving at Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct, Sergeant Christopher McGibbon has been involved in almost every major crime -- and major arrest -- to hit the area. Comment

Now showing: ‘Above Brooklyn’

In “Above Brooklyn,”screening September 12 at 9 p.m. on the rooftop of the Old American Can Factory, some of New York City’s few remaining rooftop pigeon breeders try to catch each other’s birds in a game of aerial competition. Comment

September 11 observances throughout the borough

Residents from throughout the borough marked the eighth anniversary of September 11 during several events that recalled the horrors, sense of tragedy and triumphs that we all faced on that fateful day and the weeks that followed. Comment

Bosses balk at sick bill

While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment

New effort to shield homeowners from drowning

Councilman Vincent Gentile, who represents Brooklyn neighborhoods that are home to more seniors than nearly any other New York City neighborhood, has signed on as a key supporter of a bill, which will protect their homes from the auction block due to delinquent water bills. Comment

Fallout from pachyderm pampering

Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment

Swamping BK homeowners

It’s the steady drip, drip, drip of ever-increasing expenses that hits people on fixed incomes -- seniors and the disabled among them -- particularly hard. Comment

All about estuaries at The Cove

Parenting: Celebrate National Estuaries Day and learn about the special creatures that live in these vibrant coastal areas where rivers meet the sea, September 26 from 9-11:30 a.m. at The Cove in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment

Pride of Bay Ridge: special salute to lions

BoroBeat: The Bay Ridge Lions Club was honored for their contributions to the sight impaired during a barbecue lunch in Yorktown Heights courtesy of the Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Comment

Mature taste buds choose strawberry

BoroBeat: Menorah Home and Hospital’s Kaffee Klastch group, a social club of 25 seniors between the ages of 57 to 96, declared strawberry “the absolute best” during a taste bud teaser, in which residents sampled 24 flavors of Haagen Dazs ice cream donated to the Manhattan Beach facility, 1516 Oriental Boulevard. Comment

10th avenue revels in the joys of the season

BoroBeat: Summer fun was on the menu %u2013 not to mention a generous helping of barbecue potluck delights %u2013 when neighbors united for a rip-roaring community celebration on 10th Avenue. Comment

Back to school: but first some fun & games

BoroBeat: Borough students were boosted by a final hurrah before hitting the books when Aviator Sports and Events Center presented a back-to-school summerfest, complete with carnival-style rides, food and music. Comment

Family fun day is a hit at Mckinley park

BoroBeat: Hundreds converged on McKinley Park in Bay Ridge for a last blast of summer fun hosted by State Senator Marty Golden. Comment

70th neighbors enjoy the summer season

BoroBeat: Summertime frolickers cemented community ties %u2013 plus shared friendship %u2013 during a fun-filled block party in Bay Ridge that had all the trimmings. Comment

Brighton Brims with excitement at annual jubilee

BoroBeat: Brighton Beach brimmed with seasonal fun, wooing mom, dad and the kids to one of “Little Odessa’s” premier street fairs, the Brighton Jubilee. Comment

73rd street loses the traffic, invites partying

BoroBeat: All together now, let’s party. Comment

Doctors prescribe books to children

BoroBeat: Although smiles are not the usual expression on children’s faces while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, Meridith Messinger, MD, pediatrician at Long Island College Hospital, is finding nothing but grins at LICH’s pediatric center. Comment

Gavel to Gavel

Crime: It’s shocking how close to reality that Ben Affleck flick “Boiler Room” was. Comment

Police blotter

Bay News: A five-hour hostage drama turned deadly in Brighton Beach when cops had to shoot down a 20-year-old man holding his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint Saturday. Comment

BB sniper sought

Bay News: Police are on the hunt for a BB gun sniper who has made life a living hell for residents of Seabreeze Plaza. Comment

Brass smiles on area cop

Bay News: In the year and a half he’s been serving at Bay Ridge’s 68th Precinct, Sergeant Christopher McGibbon has been involved in almost every major crime -- and major arrest -- to hit the area. Comment

Smokey Robinson to play Recovery Rally%A0

Bay News: Over the last six sessions, A&E Network’s “Intervention” reality series has chronicled the lives of 138 men and women suffering with addiction. Comment

Second Annual Debbie Moss 3K Walk

Bay News: Ten years ago, Brooklyn mom Debbie Moss died after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Comment

Super-duper: parents score one

Bay News: Power has been restored to School’s District 22’s community superintendent — and parents couldn’t be happier. Comment

Hebrew day school has new director

Bay News: East Midwood Hebrew Day School announces the hiring of its new executive director, Dr. Eugene Miller, who comes to the school after a long career as an educator, administrator and author. A native of Brooklyn, he has written on such subjects as religion, philanthropy (tzedaka) and society. Comment

Annual health fair

Bay News: The Haym Salomon Home invites the public to its annual health fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., September15 at 2340 Cropsey Avenue. Comment

Bracing for swine flu bug

Bay News: Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment

Rising water bills poised to sink homeowners

Bay News: It’s the steady drip, drip, drip of ever-increasing expenses that hits people on fixed incomes -- seniors and the disabled among them -- particularly hard. Comment

Senior picnic on tap

Bay News: State Senator Marty Golden will host a senior picnic in conjunction with the Shore Road Garden Council, at 11:30 a.m., September 24 (rain date: September 25) in the Garden, 91st Street and Shore Road in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn. The event will feature live music and lunch will be served. Comment

Grads know all about hospitality

Bay News: Enterprising teens who spent their summer helping out at the circus in Coney Island, were delivered a high-flying salute when Urban Neighborhood Services (UNS) held a graduation for youngsters enrolled in its curriculum hospitality program. Comment

Not a penny more to reduce class size

Bay News: This year, Brooklyn schools will receive the same amount of money as they did last year to lower class size — and not a penny more. Comment

Designers outfit Army brides

Bay News: One Brooklynite is helping Army brides walk down the aisle in style. Comment

Health & spirituality for women

Bay News: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Millenium Sistahs, Inc., join forces to present their First Annual Health & Spirituality Summit for Women, September 18 at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s Lillian Minkin Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Comment

Dancewave Company to hold auditions at P.S. 77

Bay News: Dancewave, Inc. announces Dancewave Company and Dancewave Company II auditions to take place at PS 77, 62 Park Place in Brooklyn, September 12, 1-2:30 p.m. and September 16, 5-6:30 p.m. Comment

Pachyderm pampering gets officials in hot water

Bay News: Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment

Marty hits pause

Bay News: After months of intense opposition from neighborhood residents, Borough President Marty Markowitz has decided to pull back on his efforts to transform Asser Levy Seaside Park on Sea Breeze Avenue into a major new concert hub, this newspaper has learned. Comment

‘FUNTASIA’ helps battle MHE

Bay News: On Sunday, September 13, at The El Caribe Country Club, located at 5945 Strickland Ave, Susan Eaton and her family, will be hosting their third benefit called “FUNTASIA.” Comment

Brooklyn Dems laud president’s health care speech

Bay News: Preaching to the choir. Comment

October treat: Totonno’s to return

Bay News: Famed Coney Island pizzeria Totonno’s could be open in a matter of weeks, giving discriminating eaters across the borough reason to rejoice. Comment

Next BWECC meet

Bay News: The Bensonhurst West End Community Council resumes its monthly open community meeting at 8 p.m., September 21 at the FIAO Beacon Center at Seth Low IS 96, 99 Avenue P. Comment

Bosses balk at Paid Sick Time Bill

Bay News: While Washington grapples over a new federal health insurance bill, the City Council is having its own brouhaha over a related bill. Comment

Weiner argues for single-payer health care reform at town hall

Bay News: From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment

Subway salutes best franchise

Bay News: The Subway restaurant chain, the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, has named Jonathan Feld, of Manhattan, as the recipient of its 2009 Franchisee of the Year award for multi-unit owners from the chain’s North American markets. The announcement was made the company’s annual convention held in Washington DC. Comment

No ‘Comfort’ for this Brooklyn bar band

Bay News: So much for Southern hospitality. Comment

Berardelli, Fidler make pitch to area voters

Bay News: Republican challenger Gene Berardelli finally went toe-to-toe with the man he’s trying to unseat, City Councilmember Lew Fidler. Comment

Kids mark 9/11 anniversary

Bay News: A Midwood school is making sure that the lessons 9/11 taught us will never be forgotten by engaging young minds early. Comment

Beloved Brooklyn baby walrus dies

Bay News: Akituusaq, the husky two-year-old Pacific walrus who had the heart of a borough wrapped around his diminutive flippers, died on Sept. 1 from complications from pneumonia. Comment

HLA finds new home: in a yeshiva

Bay News: The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (HLA) is now officially open — in a yeshiva. Comment

New school buildings

Bay News: Hello, new schools! Comment

Brooklyn man implicated in ponzi scheme

Bay News: First came Bernie. Now there’s Barry. Comment

Fresh take on Coney Funny Face

Bay News: Coney Island USA has asked 100 of the country’s top contemporary artists to take on the iconic Coney Island Funny Face. Each artist has been given a hand-cast Funny Face (10”x10”x3”) to decorate, deconstruct, reinvent and riff on in absolutely anyway they see fit. Comment

Al channels Jack in BK

Bay News: We’ve heard that Brooklyn’s real estate market was sickly, but we didn’t think that Fillmore Real Estate felt it necessary to bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Comment

Man killed on Gerritsen Avenue

Bay News: A 66-year-old father of five was killed Saturday as he walked his dog down Gerritsen Avenue. Comment

Dreamland bell recovered

Bay News: You can ring Coney Island’s bell once more, thanks to a team of intrepid divers and seamen. Comment

New mikvah in Manhattan Beach

Bay News: A proposal to establish a new mikvah on Amherst Street in Manhattan Beach will go before Community Board 15 later this month. Comment

Roadwork advances along the Belt Parkway

Bay News: Drivers can soon expect a smoother trip into Mill Basin. Comment

Visitation of Holy Mary milestone

Bay News: The Sisters of the Visitation, together with Visitation Academy, invite all to share in the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, September 26 at Visitation Academy, 8902 Ridge Boulevard. Comment

Spectacular splash of Caribbean pride

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Governor David Paterson and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell were among the luminaries who danced to calypso music, pressed flesh with glittering dancers and feasted on curried goat while leading thrill seekers to joy at the West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade in Brooklyn. Comment

St. Edmund freshmen debut

Bay News: St. Edmund Preparatory High School’s Class of 2013 entered the building for the first time this week.The freshmen, pictured giving a thumbs up, attended an assembly where they were greeted by the principal, John Lorenzetti, and staff, before they went to their classes to meet their new teachers, receive books and make new friends. Comment

Sunday service at local library

Bay News: The Kings Highway branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, will remain open for 30 consecutive Sundays starting September 13, Senator Carl Kruger announced. Comment

Docs prescribe reading to children

Bay News: Although smiles are not the usual expression on children’s faces while waiting for a doctor’s appointment, Meridith Messinger, MD, pediatrician at Long Island College Hospital, is finding nothing but grins at LICH’s pediatric center. Comment

New series on ‘spiritual sustainability’

Bay News: The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture presents, as part of its “Sunday Platforms” series, “Spiritual Sustainability: Back to Nature, Back to Ethics with Martha Gallahue,” September 13. Platforms are held every Sunday morning, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the main hall of the Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West in Park Slope. Comment

GEC 3rd annual community luncheon

Bay News: The Guild for Exceptional Children’s (GEC) Third Annual Community Luncheon will be held at the Guild’s headquarters, 260 68th Street from 12-2 p.m., September 18. Comment

Angry train of thought

Bay News: More subway riders dependent on the B express to get them to their destinations on time are reacting angrily this week to the MTA’s plans to suspend service along the Brighton Line later this month. Comment

Marty dines with Cherry Hill

Bay News: The Cherry Hill Market hosted none other than Borough President Marty Markowitz at its “grand opening” last week - despite findings from the city that the business is in clear violation of the Sheepshead Bay Special District. Comment

Marine Park Civic

Bay News: The Marine Park Civic Association has changed the location for its monthly meetings. Comment

September 11: 8 years later

Bay News: Residents from throughout the borough marked the eighth anniversary of September 11 during several events that recalled the horrors, sense of tragedy and triumphs that we all faced on that fateful day and the weeks that followed. Comment

New additions to nursing ranks

Bay News: The melody of Pomp and Circumstance filled the air. Eleven women and three men, led by the faculty of Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, solemnly marched into Beth Israel Medical Center’s Podell Auditorium as family and friends gathered to celebrate the first graduating class from the school’s evening program. Comment

Now playing: ‘Above Brooklyn’ on the roof

Bay News: In “Above Brooklyn,”screening September 12 at 9 p.m. on the rooftop of the Old American Can Factory, some of New York City’s few remaining rooftop pigeon breeders try to catch each other’s birds in a game of aerial competition. Comment

Bonnies threaten

High School Sports: The Fontbonne Hall girls soccer team seemed to be cruising to what would have been a fifth straight CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens title. The Bonnies won 15 games straight, including two victories against rival Bishop Kearney in the regular season, before meeting Kearney again in the diocesan championship game. Comment

RB’s heroics ‘seals deal’ for Hall

High School Sports: Shaquell Jackson isn’t quite himself just yet. The Erasmus Hall running back is still coming back from injury, playing at less than 100 percent. It didn’t stop the sophomore from willing his way to a 13-yard touchdown run up the right side, shedding pursuing tacklers on a key 3rd-and-goal in the fourth quarter. Comment

Clippers coach hopes to build on last season

High School Sports: A year ago, the Xaverian soccer team piqued late in the season and lost to eventual CHSAA Class A finalist Fordham Prep, 2-1, in overtime in the intrersectional quarterfinals. Comment

Head Shark: ‘We’ve got%A0 to really get it together’

High School Sports: Defensive end Andre Civil is at Rutgers. Running back Ayo Isijola is at Rhode Island. Defensive end Jared Andrews and quarterback/defensive back Joel Bowen are at top junior colleges. Comment

13 straight titles: and in a rut

High School Sports: The Bishop Kearney girls volleyball team has won 179 straight league matches to go along with 13 straight CHSAA Brooklyn titles. But Tigers coach Kristin Wulff, who played on the team that started the streak, says her program is in a rut. Comment

Cub-sized Tiger shows teeth

High School Sports: Fort Hamilton running back AJ Richardson received a late-night visit at his Staten Island home from several Curtis players after his team’s last matchup with the Warriors, a season-ending defeat in the 2007 PSAL quarterfinals. Comment

CHSAA Brooklyn girls volleyball preview

High School Sports: The goal for the Fontbonne Hall girls volleyball team for the last 13 years has been to beat heated rival Bishop Kearney. The Bonnies have been the Red Sox to the Tigers’ Yankees for more than a decade and Kearney hasn’t lost a league match in its last 179 tries. Comment

‘09 Apple Festival

Bay News: The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum will have its annual Apple Festival, September 20. Comment

Time to hit the books: but first some games

BoroBeat: Borough students were boosted by a final hurrah before hitting the books when Aviator Sports and Events Center presented a back-to-school summerfest, complete with carnival-style rides, food and music. Comment

Can-you-dig-it! Warriors return to coney island

BoroBeat: The Warriors finally did what Luther and the Rogues wanted them to do for 30 years: they came out to play. Comment

Thousands jam Brighton for annual jubilee

BoroBeat: Brighton Beach brimmed with seasonal fun, wooing mom, dad and the kids to one of “Little Odessa’s” premier street fairs, the Brighton Jubilee. Comment

Stand up and be counted this year

BoroBeat: Local residents, along with elected and US Census officials enjoyed sunshine and good vibes as HolyFamily Home celebrated their health fair. Comment

Carnival days come to S’head Bay houses

BoroBeat: Mom, dad and the kids united for a rollicking revel during a family day at Sheepshead Houses. Comment

Bad for health

Kings Courier: Two home health care aides allegedly came to blows last week during a confrontation in a Midwood client’s home. Comment

Berardelli hosts Fidler on home turf

Kings Courier: Republican challenger Gene Berardelli finally went toe-to-toe with the man he’s trying to unseat, City Councilmember Lew Fidler. Comment

Briefly speaking, Cowboy steals show

Kings Courier: How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment

Marty hits pause button on amphitheater

Kings Courier: After months of intense opposition from neighborhood residents, Borough President Marty Markowitz has decided to pull back on his efforts to transform Asser Levy Seaside Park on Sea Breeze Avenue into a major new concert hub, this newspaper has learned. Comment

Fidler: are you better off with me?

Kings Courier: Voters in the 46th Council District can look ahead to November, when the general election pits incumbent Councilmember Lew Fidler against challenger Gene Berardelli, during a candidate’s forum in Canarsie. Comment

Federal grant helps BK researchers look for AIDS cure

Kings Courier: Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment

Water bills could sink many

Kings Courier: It’s the steady drip, drip, drip of ever-increasing expenses that hits people on fixed incomes -- seniors and the disabled among them -- particularly hard. Comment

‘Jack of all roles’

Kings Courier: We’ve heard that Brooklyn’s real estate market was sickly, but we didn’t think that Fillmore Real Estate felt it necessary to bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Comment

45th Councilmanic candidates court FUBA

Kings Courier: Three of the six people running in the Democratic primary in the 45th Councilmanic District stood before Canarsie residents to make the case for their candidacy, just a week and a half before primary day. Comment

New kinda class

Kings Courier: Hello, new schools! Comment

Weiner backs single-payer

Kings Courier: From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment

Grocery catches fire

Kings Courier: A smoky blaze at a Midwood grocery store sent waves of terror to a neighboring Jewish house of worship, who feared that the fire would consume their Torahs. Comment

Vets remember the Holocaust

BoroBeat: Brooklyn’s Jewish War Veterans (JWV) remembered the six million killed in the Holocaust during a moving candle-light ceremony at Washington Cemetery. Comment

St. Rosalia remembered at 18 Ave feast

BoroBeat: Thousands of revelers flocked to Bensonhurst to participate in a yearly fun-filled event to honor a patron saint of Italians everywhere. Comment

BK Fundraisers make Memory walk a success

BoroBeat: Elder law firm Grimaldi & Yeung LLP was named second place top fundraiser in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk ’09 at Keyspan Park in Coney Island, 1904 Surf Avenue. Comment

Kids get second chance at learning English.

BoroBeat: How do you say “well done”? Comment

Police Blotter

Flatbush: A crew of Orthodox peace-keepers helped save a Flatbush house of worship from being victimized when they assisted in the arrest of a man allegedly trying to cash bogus checks in the church’s name. Comment

Felony crime stats decline

Flatbush: Felony crime has dropped a whopping 16 percent for the year on the streets of Flatbush, according to the latest police statistics. Comment

Hands up for reform

Flatbush: There was nary a vacant seat in the large meeting room at the Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church as area residents descended en masse on the house of worship to take part in a town hall on health care sponsored by Representative Yvette Clarke. Comment

New director for East Midwood Hebrew Day School

Flatbush: East Midwood Hebrew Day School announces the hiring of its new executive director, Dr. Eugene Miller, who comes to the school after a long career as an educator, administrator and author. A native of Brooklyn, he has written on such subjects as religion, philanthropy (tzedaka) and society. Comment

Ready or not, new H.S. is here

Flatbush: In spite of community opposition, a transfer high school is opening in the new school building on East 107th Street. Comment

New era on Cortelyou Road

Flatbush: Cortelyou Road has new lighting, new paving, new bike racks, a decorative clock, and a whole host of new stores and restaurants that merchants and residents believe signal a sea change in the strip’s history. Comment

Re-armed against the swine flu’s return to BK

Flatbush: Fear of a swine flu resurgence has led the city to offer free flu shots to public school students. Comment

HLA gets home in yeshiva

Flatbush: The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (HLA) is now officially open — in a yeshiva. Comment

Road to recovery leads through Brooklyn: with Smokey Robinson

Flatbush: Over the last six sessions, A&E Network’s “Intervention” reality series has chronicled the lives of 138 men and women suffering with addiction. Comment

From Ka to Crazy in lovely Las Vegas

Bay News: You got to hand it to President Obama, he single-handedly has made billions obsolete and the national debt in the trillions%u2026 or you can use the word zillions which is defined as an indefinite amount.And zillions is what inspired me to write this column about the Spectacular “KA” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. KA by Cirque du Soleil features acrobatic performances, martial arts, puppetry and zillions and zillions of Ninjas all around you%u2026 to the left, right, in front of you and above you. Plus there’s another zillion on stage shooting back arrows, spears and fireballs as the story unfolds of this epic saga of separated twins. Comment

Naked Cowboy steals the show

Bay News: How’s this for a mayoral campaign stop — prance around in nothing but a pair of snug undies and ask a group of Brooklynites for their votes? Comment

Beep venue delay

Bay News: After months of intense opposition from neighborhood residents, Borough President Marty Markowitz has decided to pull back on his efforts to transform Asser Levy Seaside Park on Sea Breeze Avenue into a major new concert hub, this newspaper has learned. Comment

Weiner argues for single-payer reform

Bay News: From protesters outside depicting President Obama as Hitler to catcalls and shouting from audience members, Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s latest health care reform town hall meeting was marked by decidedly uncivil behavior. Comment

Benefit to fight MHE

Bay News: On Sunday, September 13, at The El Caribe Country Club, located at 5945 Strickland Ave, Susan Eaton and her family, will be hosting their third benefit called “FUNTASIA.” Comment

Fidler, Berardelli court local voters

Bay News: Republican challenger Gene Berardelli finally went toe-to-toe with the man he’s trying to unseat, City Councilmember Lew Fidler. Comment

Resurfacing continues on Belt approach

Drivers can soon expect a smoother trip into Mill Basin. Comment

Transfer school opens in Canarsie against public

In spite of community opposition, a transfer high school is opening in the new school building on East 107th Street. Comment

Fed Money helps boro

Brooklyn’s growing reputation as one of the preeminent biotech centers of the country took another step forward recently with a $3 million federal grant to fund an addition to SUNY Downstate’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator. Comment

DUMBO drug rehab facility goes green

DUMBO is so cutting-edge that even longtime neighborhood tenant Phoenix House is going green. Comment

Latest ponzi schemer is home grown.

First came Bernie. Now there’s Barry. Comment

FDNY fire storm over pachyderm privilege

Suzi the elephant had better not need a bath anytime soon. Comment

No one was going anywhere

Car carnage: Traffic along Newkirk Avenue was brought to a halt near East 18th Street after a two-car collision on the leafy tree-lined block Tuesday afternoon. No major injuries were reported. Comment

33rd District: Countdown to the Primary

With only one week remaining in a competitive, highly-anticipated seven-way race to succeed Councilmember David Yassky, candidates have been crisscrossing the 33rd district from Greenpoint to Park Slope in a last-minute push to secure victory in the Democratic Primary on September 15. Comment

Questions about P.S. 8

A popular Brooklyn Heights school went from an F to an A grade in just one year — and that has parents questioning the validity of the city’s school report cards. Comment

New Barclays Center Arena revealed

Developer Bruce Ratner unveiled a new Barclays Center arena rendering this week as the cornerstone piece of his 22-acre Atlantic Yards project starting at the Atlantic/Flatbush avenues intersection moving southeast. Comment

Reyna v. Esposito in 34th forum fight

Two candidates traded jabs and visions for the district’s future in the last and so far, only, public forum for candidates running for City Council in the 34th District. Comment

Republicans sling mud in fight for 39th

The two men hoping to win the Republican nod for Park Slope’s 39th District don’t see September 15 as Primary Day. Instead, it’ll he the bitter end to the venomous war of words the campaign has become. Comment

TransGas tries to revive plant plans

The motion to add a power plant on the Williamsburg waterfront and the community’s nearly decade-long campaign to stymie those efforts took a significant step toward conclusion this week, as Appellate Court judges heard arguments from both sides regarding TransGas Energy (TGE)’s appeal of the State Siting Board’s decision to nix the underground plant. Comment

Sponge Park rakes in cash

Sponge Park continues to soak up the green. Comment

McCarren Market Moving to Driggs

The grass apparently is greener. Comment

Park Slope merchants blast city parking plan

A city policy meant to liberate parking spaces could mean the death knell for mom and pop shops in Park Slope, area merchants warned this week. Comment

Cult of Micheal Jackson debuts in Williamsburg

If you’ve ever pondered the parallels between religious reliquary and Michael Jackson’s sequined glove, or maybe thought that “mama-se, mama-sa, ma-ma-coo-sa” might as well be Latin, you’re probably a lot like artist Rusel Parish. Comment

Endless Summer Streets

All isn’t grand on Grand street. Comment

Chicharron Man fries pork for Reyna

In a primary season blurry with endless endorsements, flyers, mailings and posters, one campaign gimmick stands out for its ingenuity and brilliant use of fried food. Comment

Lawsuits over Broadway (Triangle)

Attorneys for a coalition of 40 North Brooklyn community groups filed a lawsuit against Mayor Michael Bloomberg September 9, contending that the city violated the Federal Fair Housing Act in its negotiations regarding the development of Broadway Triangle, four hours after a City Planning Commission hearing on the issue. Comment

Candidate Profile: Steve Levin

It is lunchtime at the Krakus Senior Club at 176 Java Street, one of about a dozen senior centers in the 33rd District. Comment

Hebrew-themed public school opens in yeshiva

The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (HLA) is now officially open — in a yeshiva. Comment

BB sniper sought

Bay News: Police are on the hunt for a BB gun sniper who has made life a living hell for residents of Seabreeze Plaza. Comment

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