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Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Willowtown fair honors the honorable

BoroBeat: The honors — complete with a retrospective exhibition — came during the Willowtown Association’s spring fair at Joralemon Street and Willow Place on May 15, where coordinators Ben Bankson and Linda De Rosa hailed the couple for the pioneering spirit reflected in its many architectural projects which blended the new with the old while keeping intact the nature and scale of their communities. Comment

Cops swarm Brighton Beach

Bay News: The city will be flooding Brighton Beach with cops to help stop a wave of burglaries and robberies in the neighborhood. Comment

Survey says! Stan tackles polls

Perspective: Support for the repeal of the new National Healthcare Bill is still rising. The most recent Rasmussen Poll tells us that 54 percent of American voters want to see Obamacare repealed compared to 39 percent who do not. 22 percent of America believes the quality of healthcare in America will get better under the new plan. 52 percent say that it will get worse. Do you think these figures will affect the election this November? In the words of Sarah Palin, you betcha! Comment

Vikings rally to beat game Poly Prep

High School Sports: St. Joseph by the Sea was three outs away from it first loss of the season, but in typical Vikings fashion losing isn’t just something they let happen. Comment

Midwood falls again in annual trip to lax final

High School Sports: There were a myriad of reasons why Midwood came up empty in the championship game for the second straight year. The Hornets lost the ground-ball battle, they didn’t execute their offense well and their defense wasn’t quick getting the ball out of their end. Comment

Lions roar: Berkeley Carroll tops St. Ann’s for ACIS crown

High School Sports: Berkeley Carroll hammered home the point: it’s the premier baseball program in the Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (ACIS). The Lions won the rubber match against rival St. Ann’s, winning the ACIS title game, 5-1, at MCU Park in Coney Island on Friday, May 21. Comment

Get ‘Hook’ed at annual South Brooklyn music fest this weekend

Experience Red Hook from front to back this month. Comment

Get your own ‘key to the city’ with this artist’s new project

Finally, there’s a key to the city that actually unlocks something. Comment

Your ‘Gateway’ to Native American culture

Finally, someone has put the wow in pow wow. Comment

Latest Dodger exhibition at the Historical Society hits a homer!

For Brooklyn baseball fans, the Dodgers’ 1957 move to California was as knee-buckling as a wicked curveball. But for true baseball fans, the love never left. Comment

Ex-Ford star Williams transferring from Hofstra

Former Bishop Ford star Chaz Williams is on the move again. The freshman point guard has received his release and is transferring from Hofstra. Comment

McMillan follows Pecora from Hofstra to Fordham

Former Lincoln guard Devon (Fatty) McMillan became the second local product to follow Tom Pecora from Hofstra to Fordham,.. Comment

City retools two-way bike plan for Flushing Avenue

Williamsburg: The city has abandoned its controversial plan to convert Flushing Avenue to a one-way street to accommodate a two-way bike lane, unveiling a new scheme this week that will maintain two-way car flow, yet still provide for a bike lane. Comment

Crafts go renegade

The renegades are coming — and they’re bringing crafts! Comment

Slope crime wave continues

Brooklyn Courier: The break-in crisis continued with at least three homes, two stores and one restaurant burglarized in the neighborhood last week. Comment

Ride on! Jane Walentas’s controversial carousel is finalized

Brooklyn Heights: DUMBO doyenne Jane Walentas has reached a final deal with the developers of Brooklyn Bridge Park to donate her lovingly restored 1920s carousel to a waterfront spot behind the old Tobacco Warehouse — but the controversy over the plan is just beginning. Comment

Cops nab vicious bike-tosser!

Brooklyn Courier: Boerum Hill cops collared one of Brownstone Brooklyn’s most-wanted fiends last week, nabbing the thug who knocked five teeth out of a victim’s head by hurling a bike into his face during a vicious robbery last year. Comment

They got it maize!

Canarsie: and Gary Buiso Comment

Dirty lake? Who you gonna call? Pond Patrol!

BoroBeat: Litterbugs at Prospect Park Lake better be on the lookout — thanks to the Pond Patrol! Comment

Cohn heads! Steve wants his son to take his district leader seat

Call it the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost! Comment

Duck you! Two parkgoers reprimanded for canard caper

Two well-meaning parkgoers who tried to save an injured duck ran afowl of park policy last Thursday — and a Ranger even said the duck should just be left to die. Comment

Manhunt! Ridge cops seek scum who molested pre-teen!

A 12-year-old girl was abducted off a Bay Ridge street and nearly raped during a horrific kidnapping attempt on May 11, police said. Comment

Our Korea Airmen gathered in mobile re-unity and historic splendor

Perspective: The boys of wicked war, so many decades ago, gathered again as we’ve done since 1946. This year we went to the deep south while all of the southern port lands were engulfed in America’s biggest bath in precious costly oils that soar at our every pump. Comment

Courageous clerk

Mill–Marine Courier: Courageous clerk Comment

Gunman raid radio shack

Kings Courier: Radio Shack raid Comment

Arrest in machete murder

Flatbush: Arrest in machete murder Comment

Terror teen preys on Canarsians

Canarsie: Un-lady like Comment

Easter feaster

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Canarsie Cemetery out or purgatory

Canarsie: Canarsie Cemetery’s fate is sealed. Comment

Building Bridges fest celebrates Canarsie

John Salogub, president of the 69th Precinct Community Council, flipped a sizzling batch of hot dogs on the grill as interim acting president put more on to satisfy the hungry hordes. Comment

Cop hospitalized after run in with motorcycle

Prayers were being whispered across Bensonhurst this week for the speedy recovery of Police Officer Carlos Olmedo, a four-year-veteran of the NYPD who was clinging to life following a crazed run in with a crew of car thieves. Comment

What a tool

68th Precinct Comment

OLPH bazaar gives a nod to Mother Nature

BoroBeat: This was an eco-friendly mart! Comment

Nords on parade!

BoroBeat: Pint-sized nationalists Christopher Lageraaen and his sister, Shannon Lageraaen, sat on a sidewalk on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, each holding a flag of Norway — a red eye-pleaser with an indigo blue Scandinavian cross outlined in white — waiting for the action to begin. Comment

Dr. Muscles out of jail time: Jucier distributer gets probation

Crime: Embattled physician Richard Lucente made a small apology to his patients on May 12 when he was given a judicial slap on the wrist for providing illegal steroids to borough juicers that were doled out of a Bay Ridge Pharmacy like candy. Comment

Gowanus drug czar goes away for life

Crime: Gowanus goon sent away Comment

Group worried about Nostrand Bus Rapid Transit

Bay News: A local panel is not convinced that a new, quicker Nostrand Avenue bus will benefit the community. Comment

Grady HS looks to increase grade

Grady Vocational High School may be running out of gas. Comment

Man arrested in Sheepshead Bay double murder

Bay News: A 20-year-old man is facing capital murder charges this week for killing a loving Sheepshead/Nostrand Houses woman and her eight-year-old daughter. Comment

Sinister slice! Traffic agent assaulted with pizza

Bay News: Lost lunch Comment

Towns pushes out new potty bill

Toilets are the new face of discrimination, and one Brooklyn lawmaker is doing something about it. Comment

A walk down terrorist lane

Perspective: See what happens when you try to be friends? Comment

A birthday wish for my other family

Perspective: The last thing on my agenda in 2006 was write a weekly column, but you know what they say: man plans, God laughs his butt off. Comment

Dancers take visitors on a global trip at Boody

BoroBeat: Just call ’em nimble-toed! Comment

Bklyn Children’s Day Parade draws crowds to Coney

BoroBeat: They tooted their own horns — and rightfully so. Comment

When the News was the Snooze

April Fools! Comment

Underdogs victorious! Majesty, Crucial Taunt, Bacon Bits lead the new wave

It was a weekend of underdog victories during Brooklyn Kickball play on Sunday, as Majesty asserted itself with an upset over Crucial Taunt and Kickball Fever dispatched Licensed to Thunder, but lost to Space Cadets in a night capper. Comment

It’s their park — so neon benches it is!

Brooklyn Courier: The 1980s lived on again last Saturday when volunteers repainted the benches in a Gowanus park in neon colors reminiscent of the “Greed is Good” Decade. Comment

It’s a dog’s life for Dutchie the Prozac-popping pooch!

Doggone it, mother’s little helper is now a pitiful pooch’s best friend! Comment

This stinks! City admits that it is no longer picking up street garbage

It’s official: the city has stopped picking up garbage. Not only in Canarsie, but throughout Brooklyn. Comment

Prom redux

This night is sure to be epic. Comment

Last holdouts face eviction to make room for ‘Willoughby Square Park’

Brooklyn Heights: There are dozens of tenants left in the city-acquired properties on Albee Square between Willoughby and Fulton streets, some of whom allege that the city isn’t helping them find new homes. Comment
Music: Not much has changed since Baje One and DJ Snafu were teenagers. Comment

City retools two-way bike plan for Flushing Avenue

Mean Streets: The city has abandoned its controversial plan to convert Flushing Avenue to a one-way street to accommodate a two-way bike lane, unveiling a new scheme this week that will maintain two-way car flow, yet still provide for a bike lane. Comments (1)

‘Score’! Swap meet returns on May 29

Shopping: You’re sure to score at this event. Comment

Southpaw’s ‘Hipster Demolition Night’ is music without pretense

Music: Jay Banerjee hates hipsters. Comments (1)
Coney Island: Never mind all the construction cranes and mud, Luna Park operators say that they will be ready to welcome Coney Island thrill seekers to the amusement park starting at 11 am on Saturday, May 29 as planned. Comments (3)
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Jane’s Carousel is good news for Brooklyn Bridge ‘Park’

Editorial: Kids of all ages got some good news this week when the developers of Brooklyn Bridge Park accepted Jane Walentas’s gift of her restored 1920s-era carousel for a spot in what is currently Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. Comments (7)

Summer time means Coney time

Coney Island: With Coney Island set to open for the season next weekend, our op-ed team has put together a package of stories and memories to get you in the mood.

More F ‘n’ G shuttles this weekend

Transit: The F and G trains will be quite a hassle again this weekend, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority continues track work on the beleaguered lines for what may be months. Comments (1)
Downtown: Despite a promise, they’re doing it again. Comment

It’s revenge of the breeders as Fornino adds kid-friendly items

Dining: The indomitable parents of Park Slope demanded a kid’s menu, and the owners of the new Fornino restaurant on Fifth Avenue caved. Comments (5)

It’s a booze cruise on Columbia St. thanks to beer trucks

Mean Streets: Columbia Street residents were all for a vibrant port that brought jobs to the community — just not one that came with beer trucks careening down their street. Comments (4)

Cops nab vicious bike-tosser!

Carroll Gardens: Boerum Hill cops collared one of Brownstone Brooklyn’s most-wanted fiends last week, nabbing the thug who knocked five teeth out of a victim’s head by hurling a bike into his face during a vicious robbery last year. Comments (5)

‘Empire’ of dapper duds as 1920s-era series lenses at Borough Hall

TV: The men in the gray flannel suits were part of “Boardwalk Empire,” a new HBO series. Comment

‘Thistle’ be good news for Slope foodies

Dining: Thistle Hill Tavern, the newest addition to Park Slope’s Seventh Avenue restaurant row, is a new school eatery with an old-world feel. Comments (4)
Dining: In Crown Heights, The Pulp & The Bean coffee shop is betting residents value their morning caffeine fix — enough to shell out a whopping $10 for a cup of joe. Comments (5)
Art: For Joshua Stulman, it’s pretty black and white. Comments (14)

It’s all about the Benjamins (and the Jacksons and the Grants) as forger works Bedford

Greenpoint: Bedford Avenue is awash in counterfeit cash as business owners say they were bilked by patrons pawning off fake Benjamins. Comments (6)
Bridge ‘Park’: A 1920s-era carousel donated to Brooklyn Bridge Park may soon be as iconic as the River Café or the bridge itself, after architects revealed big plans for the attraction on Monday night. Comments (3)

It’s a dog’s life for Dutchie the Prozac-popping pooch!

Doggone it, mother’s little helper is now a pitiful pooch’s best friend! Comments (8)
Bridge ‘Park’: It might just be the coolest place to bring your kids for free. Comments (2)

Cohn heads! Steve wants his son to take his district leader seat

Committeman Confrontation: These crazy district leader articles are becoming the political drama of the season. Now, Vito Lopez loyalist Steve Cohn drops out — in favor of his son! Comments (5)
Committeman Confrontation: Incumbent Democratic District Leader Ralph Perfetto says that a vote for his inexperienced challenger Kevin Peter Carroll would be a vote for the Republicans. Comments (10)

Broken ankle teaches Smartmom a valuable lesson

Smartmom: Finally, she learns to slow down. Comments (6)

‘Taste’ of bitterness for Peck in loss to Suarez

Dining: It was all about the pastrami. Comment

Prom redux

Nightlife: This night is sure to be epic. Comments (2)

Pain in the butt

Fort Greene: A thief steals a bike — without the seat! — from in front of the Atlantic Center Malls. Plus all the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comments (3)

Worker death on Meserole brings renewed city scrutiny

A construction company with a raft of violations for unsafe building practices is again under scrutiny after a construction worker died last week. Comments (1)

C’est si bon! Frenchman wins big award — on Smith Street!

Carroll Gardens: The French government has finally figured out what Brooklynites have known for a decade: Jean-Jacques Bernat is formidable! Comments (5)
Books: A doorway here. A building there. Around every corner in the new graphic novel “Foiled,” Park Slope artist Mike Cavallaro has penciled in glimpses of his neighborhood into the story. Comment
Mean Streets: Community Board 10 unanimously rejected the city’s ill-conceived tonic for the dangerous Fort Hamilton Parkway exit from the Gowanus Expressway, demanding that officials consult with the board before implementing another potentially misguided scheme. Comment

It’s party time at 3rd Ward

Event: 3rd Ward is turning 4-years-old this month and throwing one heck of a hootenanny. Comment

Lopez strengthens his ‘Vito’ power with ‘loyal’ lackeys

Politics: EXCLUSIVE: The battle for the soul of Brooklyn’s Democratic Party continues — with Chairman Vito Lopez bolstering his iron grip on power. Comments (12)
Mean Streets: A long-overdue makeover of the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge could soon pit Newtown Creek-area businesses against cyclists in this rapidly changing North Brooklyn neighborhood. Comments (15)

Unfair fowl! Heights Key Food appears to have doctored ‘sell-by’ date on a chicken

Brooklyn Heights: A Brooklyn Heights Key Food was investigated last week after a woman alleged that store workers placed a new “sell by” label on her chicken — 11 days after the date on the original label had passed. Comments (1)

Underdogs victorious! Majesty, Crucial Taunt, Bacon Bits lead the new wave

Greenpoint: It was a weekend of underdog victories during Brooklyn Kickball play on Sunday, as Majesty asserted itself with an upset over Crucial Taunt and Kickball Fever dispatched Licensed to Thunder, but lost to Space Cadets in a night capper. Comments (1)

Tennis anyone? McCarren volunteers fix court that the city forgot

Meadows of Shame: A rag-tag ring of racketeers has taken it upon itself to refurbish a decaying tennis court in McCarren Park after the city claimed it was too broke to fix it. Comments (3)
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That’s right, fans — another installment of ‘The Short Minute…with Aaron Short’!

Podcast: Join Community Newspaper Group legend Aaron Short for the second installment of his scintillating weekly roundup, “The Short Minute.” As always, Aaron takes on the big topics of the week. Comment

Duck you! Two parkgoers reprimanded for canard caper

Meadows of Shame: Two well-meaning parkgoers who tried to save an injured duck ran afowl of park policy on Thursday — and a Ranger even said the duck should just be left to die. Comments (13)
Event: Get out your knickerbockers and dust off that penny-farthing, the first “tweed” bicycle ride in the city is coming to Brooklyn. Comments (1)
Dining: Mexican eateries may proliferate in South Williamsburg, but good Mexican food is still about as common as non-controversial bike lanes. The newly opened Cariño, however, is not just good Mexican — it’s revelatory. Comment
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The great debate! It’s Perfetto vs. Carroll — live (on tape)!

Bay Ridge: You’ve heard the buildup. You’ve read the allegations. You’ve been shocked by the vitriol. Now it’s time to rumble as Bay Ridge’s incumbent District Leader Ralph Perfetto and hard-hitting challenger Kevin Peter Carroll go mano-a-mano in a debate in our Downtown offices. Comment

In Downtown, blight gets a window dressing

In Downtown, blight gets a window dressing

Downtown: Downtown developer Al Laboz is once again papering over his problem on Willoughby Street. Comments (1)

This stinks! City admits that it is no longer picking up street garbage

It’s official! Now we know why there’s so much litter everywhere — instead of emptying street garbage cans three times a day, the city is now only doing it twice a week! Comments (3)

Biv whack! Doug challenges Millman for Assembly

Politicrasher: He finished sixth out of seven for the Council last year — but that isn’t stopping Doug Biviano from looking for a promotion to Albany. Comments (6)
Gowanus: The 1980s will live again on Saturday when volunteers repaint the benches in a Gowanus park in neon colors reminiscent of the Me Decade. Comments (8)
Bay Ridge: A 12-year-old girl was abducted off a Bay Ridge street and nearly raped during a horrific kidnapping attempt on May 11, police said. Comment
Bloomy in the ’Hood: Aren’t they preaching to the converted? Comments (4)

This ‘Lion’ roars for two Zimbabwean exiles

Dance: Two Zimbabwean greats combine for a poetic fusion of dance and music this month. Comment

Kickball — the sport of Kings — is back!

Greenpoint: Here’s your handy preview. Comments (2)

Smells like a winner! Greenpoint sewage plant gets a tourism center

Greenpoint: Greenpoint’s toilet water is now a tourist attraction. Comment

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