Here they are: Your subway resolutions for 2018

Rhymes with Crazy: Finally! A complete guide on how to behave underground. Comment

Here they are:Your subway resolutions for 2018

Rhymes with Crazy: Finally! A complete guide on how to behave underground. Comment

Borough Hall steps lit up to battle cancer

Standing O: Volunteers in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life lit up the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall with luminaria bags to honor the memory of those lost to cancer, Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
Standing O: Each year, Sheepshead Bay activist Raisa Chernina and her Be Proud Foundation take time out to salute New York’s Finest. Comment

The rise and fall of public figures

Spin Cycle: Somebody once said the only constant in life is change. Comment

Good tidings & Cheer

Good tidings & Cheer

Standing O: Brooklyn Hospital Center throws a party for pediatric patients and homeless kids! Comment
Standing O: Christmas Cheer at Interfaith Medical Center! Comment

The Big Bang in BioTech

Standing O: Biotech innovation thrives at LIU Brooklyn. Comment

Steph’s holiday dreams — and goals

Fearless Living: How to make dinner a treat for everyone, and not a meeting of “Co-Dependents Anonymous.” Comment

Fear not! The threats that worry you are barely threats at all

Rhymes with Crazy: Television news is telling your brain you are in danger when your not. Comments (1)

Fear not! The threats that worry you are barely threats at all

Rhymes with Crazy: Television news is telling your brain you are in danger when your not. Comment

Bicyclist claims Marty Golden impersonated a police officer

Party Line: Two-wheeler Brian Howald says the state senator tried to get him out of a bike lane — so he could use it with his car. Comment

This win is cool; five grand in free fuel!

Standing O: Retired Brooklyn mechanic Steve Novak snagged a grand prize in the 13th annual Sunoco UltraTech Free Fuel 5000 sweepstakes: $5,000 in free fuel. Comment
Standing O: Stars in the political and legal communities turned out to honor leading trial attorney Arthur Aidala on his 50th birthday. Comment
Standing O: Assemblyman William Colton and Toys for Tots once again collaborate in a tow giveaway to make Christmas merry for less fortunate local children. Comment

You are either with us or against us

Spin Cycle: Everyone needs to take a stand against sexual harassment. Comment

Downtown Brooklyn collegians say: ‘Don’t blow smoke!’

Standing O: St. Francis College teams with NYC Smoke Free to encourage a day without smoking, on campus and off. Comment

Brooklyn scholar takes her knowledge on the Rhodes

Standing O: Having excelled at Edward R. Murrow High, and Hunter College, Thamara Jean has earned one of education’s highest honors: a Rhodes Scholarship. Comment

Do we have to feed the beast?

Fearless Living: Can humans change, or are we trapped by our inhuman human nature? Comment

Giving the gift of blood was the whole pint!

Standing O: Students and staff at St. Edmund Prep donated 127 pints in the high school’s annual Fall blood drive. Comment

The Apple of my eye: Why the Downtown Apple Store matters

My Column Vinny: Who cares? I do, that’s who. Comments (12)

This exhibit makes sense of our senses

Rhymes with Crazy: You won’t believe your eyes (or your ears or your fingers) when you head to the Musueum of Natural History. Comment

This exhibit makes sense of our senses

Rhymes with Crazy: You won’t believe your eyes (or your ears or your fingers) when you head to the Museum of Natural History. Comment

One Brooklyn pol says it’s easy being ‘green.’

Standing O: Environmental Advocates of New York has once again given Sheepshead Bay Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz its highest marks for legislatively supporting the environment. Comment

Give these Innovators a Yard!

Standing O: The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Teen Innovators were honored this month as one of the Best Youth Programs in the country. Comment

An angel of mercy flies from Brooklyn to Puerto Rico

Standing O: Cobble Hill-based dialysis nurse Patricia Gordon volunteered for two weeks assisting dialysis nurses and patients in Poerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria Comment

We’re Biden our time until Joe runs for President

Spin Cycle: Our columnist can’t wait until 2020! Comments (17)

Steph’s Fearless Thanksgiving dream

Fearless Living: This week, our columnist has a special message on a special day. Comment

Call it HeartShare sharing art

Standing O: More than 70 artists and artisans who are HeartShare program participants got to showcase their works in an exhibit at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery in Boerum Hill. Comment

We value the color purple!

Standing O: With a boost from local pols Eric Adams and John Quaglione, Coney Island’s Parachute Jump was awash in purple lights Nov. 17 in honor of World Prematurity Day Comment
Standing O: Samira Todd conquers homelessness and abuse to emerge as a HeartShare St. Vincent Services Extraordinary Young Woman and Youth of the Year. Comment

We’re Biden our time until Joe runs for President

Spin Cycle: Our columnist can’t wait until 2020! Comment

Not helping kids is a good way to help kids

Rhymes with Crazy: When’s a good time to step back and let your child learn on his own? Right now. Comment

Wearing purple with a purpose at Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Standing O: More than 500 purple-clad walkers made a two-mile trek to raise funds to battle the debilitating disease. Comment
Standing O: Members of the Teen Innovators Program were honored at the Brooklyn Navy Yard with 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Always helping kids isn’t helping any kids

Rhymes with Crazy: Now’s the time to step back and let your kid how to learn on his own. Comment

Best of times, worst of times for the media

Spin Cycle: The industry is suffering in America, but all is not lost. Comments (1)
Standing O: Scary costumes, carnival games, prizes, music, refreshments, pumpkin decorating and lots of trucks and very few treats ruled the day for the more than 500 attendees at the third annual NIA Community Services Halloween Spooktacular. Comment

Gravesend pol says he’s not through saying ‘Boo!’

Standing O: No tricks! Assemblyman William Colton handed out Halloween treats to more than 250 happy local kids at his Kings Highway district, and says he’s ready to do it all again, and then some, next year! Comment

Treat the elderly as if they have senior-ity

Standing O: Sheepshead Bay Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz teams with Mayor DeBlasio in a sweeping effort to boost senior citizens’ housing. Comment

Best of times, worst of times for the media

Spin Cycle: It is a grand understatement to say media in American is undergoing a seismic shift these past few years. We all know print is suffering and could be threatened with extinction in the not-too-distant future (although I am still a firm believer that print will exist in some media outlets for many more decades). Radio has become a dinosaur. Even cable television is getting socked by all the cord-cutters who would rather stream than stick to prime-time viewing. Comment

Steph figures out what’s right. Right?

Fearless Living: Who’s to say what is right and what is wrong? Comment

Here it is! Your fake holiday gift guide!

Rhymes with Crazy: Finally! Some things you can’t buy anywhere. Or can you? Comment

Here it is! Your fake holiday gift guide!

Rhymes with Crazy: Finally! Some things you can’t buy anywhere. Or can you? Comment
Standing O: Ms. Baker celebrated the awesome milestone surrounded by family and friends — and with a special proclamation from Borough President Adams. Comment

With a new facility, Kings County Hospital shows it has a heart

Standing O: Local pols and hospital brass were on hand at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for Kings County’s new Heart Health Center Comment

Edward R. Murrow High School rides the Diversity Wave

Standing O: More than 1,000 students at the Midwood school, boosted by teachers and faculty, sparked a wave to celebrate the beauty in being different yet unified. Comment

This much is clear: Tom Allon is a fair-weather fan

Spin Cycle: Sure, he’s a Met fan, but that doesn’t mean he can’t love these Baby Bombers. Comments (1)
Standing O: Thanks to $1.9 million in funding from the Borough President and a local Councilman, Seth Low playground has undergone a major revitalization, with new athletic fields, fitness equipment and green space. Comment

These aren’t your father’s Yankees

Spin Cycle: Tom Allon is a Met fan, but that doesn’t mean he can’t love these Baby Bombers. Comment

Devastating news, followed by shopping

Fearless Living: Loving is hard, life is harder, and sometimes, we just have to persevere. Comments (2)

NYU Langone–Brooklyn has a new chief of endoscopy services

Standing O: Dr. Adam Goodman, a specialist in treating gastrointestinal system diseases, takes the helm of that department at the Sunset Park-based health care facility. Comment

Brooklyn high schooler’s app was a big winner in youth business competition

Standing O: Brooklyn Tech scholar Akhilesh Khakhar’s Prepup app walked away with cash, prizes and first place in the i.Invest National Youth Business Competition. Comment

On Halloween, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself

Rhymes with Crazy: Here’s an idea: Let you kids go out by themselves and have fun on All Hallow’s Eve. Comments (1)

The only thing we have to fear on Halloween is fear itself

Rhymes with Crazy: It’s time to let kids have fun — by themselves — on All Hallow’s Eve. Comment

Brooklyn teacher sparks her students to excel in media

Standing O: Brooklyn Technical High School educator Barbara Tanzman encourages her charges to apply for internships and scholarships in the media field. Comment

A young Brooklyn woman is honored as a potential science giant

Standing O: A Packer Collegiate teen is one of five outstanding female high schoolers to receive a scholarship and a Rising Scientist Award. Comment
Standing O: The pool is cool in the Thomas S.Murphy Clubhouse at the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in Flatbush, after a major renovation funded by Councilmember Mathieu Eugene and former Borough President Marty Markowitz. Comment

It’s time to end the war on women

Spin Cycle: It happened again, and it needs to stop. Comment

Assemblywoman steps up to help storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

Standing O: Assemblywoman — and mayoral candidate — Nicole Malliotakis collected much-needed relief goods to fellow Assembly member Felix Ortiz, who will deliver them to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Comment

Legendary Brooklyn hoops icon Lenny Wilkens is honored again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s own Lenny Wilkens, who starred at Boys High and as a coach and player in the National Basketball Association, will be honored yet again with the Cobble Hill Health Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Comment

Looking back — and forward — at college

Fearless Living: You can get more out of a college education than a degree. Comments (3)

What a day for a walk-a-thon

What a day for a walk-a-thon

Standing O: Some kids walk to school — these kids walked for school. Comment

Shanghai surprise: Who teaches kids better, U.S. or them?

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist weighs the benefits of two countries’ educational systems, with help from a mom whose son is a product of both. Comments (5)
Standing O: Proud parents CNG Assignment Editor Courtney Donahue-Taleporos and hubby Doron Taleporos welcomed little Henry Walter at 2:57 am Sept. 28. Comment

It’s a’s a’s Haley’s Comets!

Standing O: Haley’s Comets held their annual blood drive at the Greenhouse Cafe Sept. 27, to focus attention once again on Pediatrsic Cancer Awareness Month, and honor the memory of little Haley Gray Daquara, who suffered a rare genetic disorder, Hurler Syndrome. Comment

Changing of the guard at the helm of BRIC

Standing O: After 12 years as president of BRIC, Leslie Griesbach Schultz will step down as president of the Downtown Brooklyn cultural venue. Comment

China syndrome: Whose kids get a better education?

Rhymes with Crazy: In China, they force kids to eat eggs. Here, we don’t learn our times tables. Who’s right and who’s wrong? Comment

Allon: The Patriots aren’t just an NFL team — they’re its kneeling players

Spin Cycle: This week, our columnist says players have a right to speak their minds — and they should. Comments (2)

Allstate agent extends ‘helping hands’ to the Midwood community

Standing O: Through the work she does through her Allstate insurance agency, Beverly Joseph has built a solid reputation for community service. Comment

Lincoln was thinkin’ about sprucing up Brooklyn’s Wall

Standing O: Kudos to Lincoln Motor Company for donating funds based on test drives to revitalize the storm-worn Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance in Coney Island. Comment
Standing O: Husband-wife personal training team Jreh and Christine Hurst have opened a new fitness haven in a “gym desert.” Comment

Remembering my mistakes, and telling my kids about them

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie thinks about the things she did wrong as a teen, and how her kids can learn from them. Comment

Allon: The Patriots aren’t just an NFL team — they’re its kneeling players

Spin Cycle: This week, our columnist says players have a right to speak their minds — and they should. Comment

Kickass: The updated guide to being a single mom

Rhymes with Crazy: This mom says the single mom can have it all, as long as you kick ass. Comments (3)

Kickass: The single mom’s updated playbook

Rhymes with Crazy: When Emma Johnson was growing up, she was certain of one thing: She would never be a single mom. Comment

Stop the presses! A Park Slope sixth-grader has a nose for news!

Standing O: Middle School 51’s Amelia Poor is going to hunt for headlines and make deadlines as a member of the 2017-18 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. Comment
Standing O: Ridgewood Savings Bank snipped the ribbon on its new Clinton Hill location. Comment
Standing O: Veteran educator and medical academician Dr. Wayne Riley has taken the helm of Brooklyn’s foremost med school. Comment

Let’s be prepared for the next hurricane

Spin Cycle: This week, our columnist says it is time we make sure the city becomes storm-proof. Comments (3)

Have a cuppa!: Marine Park Coffee serving up cup of joe

Standing O: Marine Parkers can get their caffeine fix from the new business. Comment

Let’s be prepared for the next hurricane

Spin Cycle: This week, our columnist says it is time we make sure the city becomes storm-proof. Comment
Standing O: Veterans groups raised more than $12,800 to help the borough’s vets through selling specially designed camouflage hard hats. Comment

She hits it out of the park: Volunteer honored as ‘Winning Woman’

Standing O: Judy Tepperberg threw out the first pitch during a Brooklyn Cyclones game. Comment

Seven Fearless ways to de-stress

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie breaks down what you have to do to make sure you stay calm. Comments (1)

What’s so bad about making food easier to produce?

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist wonders why we fear genetically modified food. Comments (2)
Standing O: On her 100th birthday Ethel Berkowitz of Trump Village gets 100 cents and a visit from her local Councilman Comment

Welcome Pipsqueak!

Standing O: Your favorite toy store has a new location Comment

Rocks dug up in hospital dig will roll over to park

Standing O: NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is donating boulders removed during construction of its newest building to the Prospect Park Alliance to beautify nearby Prospect Park Comment

She’s overcome tragedy — and written some great books

Spin Cycle: How Tom’s old college acquaintance overcame the murder of her father, started a synagogue, and wrote a touching memoir. Comment

Let’s talk about sex. But how?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie tries to figure it out. Comments (1)

She’s overcome tragedy — and written some great books

Spin Cycle: How Tom’s old college acquaintance overcame the murder of her father, started a synagogue, and wrote a toching memoir. Comment

Hail to the new chief

Standing O: Put your hands together for Dr. Jeffrey Fine. He has been named the new chief of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Langone Hospital and vice chairman for network development for Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health throughout the borough. Comment

Grand Slam

Standing O: It was out of the park for HeartShare at a Brooklyn Cyclones game on Aug. 17. Comment
Standing O: Three students from Brooklyn Hibh School of the Arts performed in China Comment

Meet Gus, the boy who fell in love with Siri

Rhymes with Crazy: No, he’s not “normal,” but so what. Comment

Meet Gus, the boy who fell in love with Siri

Rhymes with Crazy: No, he’s not “normal,” but so what. Comment

Planting the seeds for teens’ graduation in urban farming program

Standing O: Students in Kingsborough Community College’s Science Innovation Initiative pitched their concepts for virtual businesses in food and farming, which they developed based on their studies at the school’s urban farm. Comment

Yogis raise funds to save the rainforest

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Ridge cultural group in good hands thanks to Allstate agency owner

Standing O: Allstate agency owner Sally Guzzone secured a grant to help Ridge Chorale. Comment

An apology from the Community News Group

Last week, a piece written by columnist Joanna DelBuono addressed the controversial and emotional issue of Confederate statues and was published with an inappropriate and unnecessarily inflammatory headline. The result was something that does not reflect the views and values of Community News Group, and management subsequently decided to remove the column from the site. Read more…

Memories of college — as I send my daughters off

Spin Cycle: Ah, the circles of life! Comments (1)

Students never forget with Holocaust Memorial Creative Arts Contest

Standing O: The winners of the contest were honored at a ceremony. Comment

Welcome to new St. Francis College president

Standing O: Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz steps in to the role in September. Comment

Make a lot of noise: It’s the Big Screecher’s birthday

Standing O: Carmine Santa Maria celebrated 82 years surrounded by his family. Comment

Steph gets to the heart of the matter

Fearless Living: This week, our columnist learns to live without anger, and embrace forgiveness. Comments (2)

Memories of college — as I send my daughters off

Spin Cycle: Ah, the circles of life! Comment

Why ‘Kidnap’ isn’t worth your worry

Rhymes with Crazy: What are the chances your kid will be napped? Not very likely. Comment

Not for Nuthin! Here’s a classic column

Not for Nuthin’: Trying Hard to Get the Better of ‘the Beast’ on 6/6/06. Comment

A convenient time for an ‘Inconvenient Sequel’

Spin Cycle: This week, our columnist cheers Al Gore. Comments (2)

Amazing teen starts non-profit

Standing O: Teenage visionary launches organization to educate and empower youth on health issues. Comment

Thinking inside and outside of the KIDBOX

Standing O: Borough tween Legasii Fox is joining city fasion company KIDBOX. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

A 16-year-old, a foreign country, and mudslides

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures out how to deal with the unknown. Comment

Strap in for ‘Sharknado 5’

Not for Nuthin’: Oh double hell no! “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” is blowing into your living room on Aug. 6. Comment

Buddy can you spare a kidney?

Rhymes with Crazy: If you have a kidney to spare, of course. Comment

Big day for little grads

Standing O: Tiny tots graduated the Helen Keller Services for the Blind’s Children’s Learning Center in June. Comment
Party Line: The union that represents the city’ beat cops will spend big bucks in hopes of getting police-friendly candidates in office. Comment

Can you dig it? High schoolers spend summer on a farm

Standing O: Nearly 40 high school students are taking part in Kingsborough Community College’s urban farming program. Comment

You’re in good hands with this agent

Standing O: Allstate agency owner Anna Scaduto-Gialanella was designated one of the company’s premier agencies for 2017. Comment

Jo gets to the root of the problem

Not for Nuthin’: Let’s talk about the sidewalk-tree root problem. Comment

Welcome mat squared for two Kearney High members

Standing O: Greetings to Renee Hartofelis and Donna Panteleo Murphy. Comment
Standing O: Teens who completed the Youth Empowerment Movement program at Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies are the future social justice advocates for our borough. Comment

Deja vu: Slope’s oldest yoga studio is back

Standing O: The Solar Yoga Ashram first opened its doors in 1977, and after a nearly 40-year absence, has reopened at the same location. Comment

Twenty-five reasons I love traveling with my son

Fearless Living: This week, Steph goes on a road trip with her 13-year-old. Comments (3)

Women rule on ‘Thrones’

Not for Nuthin’: Winter has arrived at Westeros, and man is she a beeotch. Comment

You won’t believe why the Popsicle is called ‘Popsicle!’

Rhymes with Crazy: Warning: Reading this column may have the same effect it had on the woman writing it. (I must have a Popsicle or Good Humor right now!) Comments (5)

Eye opening: NYU Langone Eye Centers open in Bay Ridge and Brooklyn Heights

Standing O: The centers provide comprehensive eye and vision care. Comment

Bright futures for young adult center grads

Standing O: Graduates of the Good Shepherd Services Young Adult borough centers are looking forward successful futures. Comment
Standing O: The medical center honored its volunteers at a special luncheon. Comment

Watch out for Facebook hoaxes

Not for Nuthin’: Hey all you Facebookers out there, did you recently get a message about Jayden K. Smith in your in-box message advising you not to accept his invitation, and copy and paste to tell all your friends? Comment

No time like summer to learn how to go with the flow

Fearless Living: The season’s long, idle days offer a lesson in keeping an open mind, says our columnist. Comment

Congrats to new prez of Brookldale University Hospital and Medical Center

Standing O: Dominick Stanzione takes the reigns on Aug. 1. Comment

Civic association welcomes new board members

Standing O: The incoming members of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association were ushered in on June 18. Comment

Say ‘Ahh:’ Dentists honored for their community service

Standing O: Doctors Gabriel Rincon and Neal Demby have dedicated their lives to helping others. Comment

Trumpcare is a big flim flam

Not for Nuthin’: It’s a flim flam! Just in time to celebrate the country’s independence, members of the Senate, the House — and yes, even the White House and the press — are putting the shells on the table and asking the public to find the nut. Comment

It’s time to put an end to free parking

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist says parking your car on the street for free should be come a thing of the past. Comment

Let’s save free parking for Monopoly

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist says every driver’s dream needs to die a necessary death. Comments (26)

She’s distinguished: Kingsborough dean awarded by her alma mater

Standing O: Dr. Sharon Warren Cook is the recipient of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Comment

Cheers to Brooklyn gal on earning her PhD

Standing O: The Brooklynite received her doctorate in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Comment
Standing O: A team of HeartShare employees went above and beyond to get a patient through dialysis. Comment

No patience for incompetence

Not for Nuthin’: Two recent incidents occurred that have me convinced we no longer live in the United States of America, but in the United States of Incompetency. Comment

Birthday wishes for Brooklyn centenarian

Standing O: Ida Drucker turned the magical age of 100 surrounded by family and friends at the Senior Citizens Leage of Flatbush on June 12. Comment

Fore and after — Fontbonne Hall Academy golf team celebrates end of season

Standing O: The team was treated to pizza, Nutella calzones, and awards at Giacomo’s. Comment

Stef’s not-so-great expectations for the summer

Fearless Living: Let’s face it, you can’t spend every day drinking on the beach. Comments (4)
Standing O: Service men donned gloves and picked up shovels to turn over a section of the green space in honor of two big birthdays. Comment

Don’t blame Bernie, blame ourselves

Not for Nuthin’: “This notion that Bernie, of all people, had anything to do with Wednesday’s violence is foolhardy, unintelligent and poorly considered,” he wrote. Comment

The very great story of a very bad student

Rhymes with Crazy: He was left back in first grade — but now look at him! Comments (1)

Non-kissing cousins! Deutsch fighting challenge from family member!

Party Line: Well, at least it’s all in the family. Comment
Standing O: Seven super-smart seniors at Brooklyn Technical High School were this year’s winners of the UFT-Albert Shanker College Scholarships. Comment

Bishop Kearney senior wins ‘Police Commissioner for a Day’

Standing O: Jenna Fiordimondo beat out more than 2,000 essay entries from across the city. Comment

Kids at IS 218 create better tomorrow with science fair

Standing O: Middle school students in the Police Athletic League after-school program explored recycling. Comment

When Kegels just aren’t enough

Not for Nuthin’: I have seen a whole lot of old wives tales in my time — tossing salt over your shoulder for luck, and herbal remedies including putting onions under your feet to detoxify your body and putting an orange peel on your head to get rid of a headache — but none as wacky as this one: Oak galls. Comment

Brooklyn teen receives scholarship at hackathon

Standing O: Nancy Cao is a recipient of the Ronald McDonald House Charities / ASIA Scholarship Program. Comment
Standing O: Budding writers honored a special senior in their life for Cobble Hill Health Center’s essay contest. Comment

Scholarly seniors receive college scholarships and lifelong mentorship

Standing O: Michael Williams and David Mardakhayev are this year’s recipients of the 2017 Milken Scholarship. Comment

The sisterhood of the traveling rants

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie travels to Europe with her siblings. And they all got along. Kinda. Comment

An ‘Evil Loser’ is as an ‘Evil Loser’ does

Not for Nuthin’: Long ago, when I first started to write a column, my fellow columnist, pagemate, and friend Shavana Abruzzo gave me one bit of advice. Comment

The bungalow colony time machine

Rhymes with Crazy: In upstate New York there is this magical place where kids play manhunt. Comments (4)

Fontbonne’s Science Research Program leads to success for super smart seniors

Standing O: Kudos for Emily Manti, Keara Donahue, and Alyssa Federico. Comment

Into space: Middle-schooler wins Junior Scientist award

Standing O: Park Slope Collegiate student Selena Ishikawa took home the prize for her submission in the Genes in Space Competition. Comment

Packing on the accolades: Maimonides receives ‘center of excellence’ designation

Standing O: The healing center received the accreditation as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center by the American College of Surgeons. Comment

Jo’s mad about evil losers and loose lips!

Not for Nuthin’: My anger level has reached critical mass. Comment

A red heart day for doc honored by American Heart Association

Standing O: Dr. Mary Choi will be acknowledged for her work at the Brooklyn Go Red for Women luncheon on June 2. Comment

New Eagle Scout is soaring high

Standing O: Michael Gidiuli received Scouting’s most distinguished honor at a ceremony in front of family, friends, and fellow Scouts. Comment

These seniors are rocking 100 years and counting

Standing O: The four fab centenarians at the Waterford on the Bay celebrated their longevity on May 18. Comment

Steph can’t make her teens love Pink Floyd as much as she does

Fearless Living: But are they able to make “good art?” Comments (6)

Don’t pay tax on your Memorial Day flags!

Not for Nuthin’: This Friday begins the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Comment

Finsta-gram: Inside the heads of Millennials

Rhymes with Crazy: What makes these guys tick? Read to find out. Comments (5)

Starting smart: St. Edmund Prep senior receives Smart Start scholarship

Standing O: Bithja Pierre is headed to Fordham University in the fall. Comment
Standing O: The Kings Plaza Canarsie Kiwanus Club raised more than $10,000 at Funfest Bowling Alley. Comment

With honors: Dyker student inducted into honor society

Standing O: Stony Brook University first-year Syed Ali Murtaza is one of the newest members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Comment

Cable companies charge for old free TV

Not for Nuthin’: Buyer beware again! Comment

Middle-schooler’s investment advice is a reality

Standing O: IS 187’s Rieko Luo placed second in the nation for the SIFMA Foundation’s Fall 2016 InvestWrite essay competition. Comment

She’s the best

Standing O: Dr. Kim Best is the new chairperson of the Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Community Advisory Board. Comment

Welcome aboard to new members

Standing O: Ayanna Behin and John Kline are the newest members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s board. Comment

Teaching young kids is hard work

Not for Nuthin’: One of the reasons that my daughter decided to try substitute teaching was to figure out if she actually wanted to be a teacher. And if so, what grades and what subjects best suited to her. Comment

Native American fashions go way beyond beads

Rhymes with Crazy: And you can see it all at the Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan! Comment

Brooklynite makes pro football cheerleading team

Standing O: Borough daughter Allison DeJesus will cheer for the New England Patriots. Comment

‘Thursday Night Fever’ — Coney boogies at annual fund-raising gala

Standing O: The Alliance for Coney Island celebrated its fifth year and raised funds for its programming at a disco-themed party on April 20. Comment

Sures success: Advocacy group celebrates 45 years and counting

Standing O: Southside United HDFC–Los Sures marked its anniversary with a soiree on April 26. Comment

Pols’ battle over Linda Sarsour’s commencement address

Party Line: Some say this, others say that. Oh, and “this” is “She’s a terrorist propagandist,” and “that” is “No, she’s not.” Comment

It’s easier to raise a kitten then a kid. Or is it?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie gets a kitten and learns a lesson from its mother. Comments (2)

Kids need to fear consequences

Not for Nuthin’: Why are there no metal detectors at Curtis High School in Staten Island? Why was this simple security measure not taken? Comment

It’s time to stop buying bottled water

Rhymes with Crazy: You know, it costs a lot to put that stuff in bottles. Comments (7)
Standing O: Compassionate students at El Puente Leadership Center at Williams Plaza ensured homeless people have access to daily necessities through the WE Charity. Comment

Sewing up fancy threads — Brooklynite impresses with her fashion creation

Standing O: Amanda Madden sewed her way to an Audience Choice award at the International Design Challenge. Comment

Smart and lucky 13 — Brooklyn Tech students aced their PSAT

Standing O: These brainy teens were named finalists for the National Merit Scholarship. Comment

Build tiny houses, not greenways

Not for Nuthin’: According to the Coalition for the Homeless, the number of homeless individuals and families has “reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s.” Comment

You go, girl! How to write an instant bestseller!

Rhymes with Crazy: Just put “Girl” in the title! Comments (2)
Standing O: The senior triple major at University of Richmond heads to Deutschland in September. Comment

Overdue: NYU Lutheran Medical Center extending labor and delivery services

Standing O: Dr. Ming C. Tsai, new chief of obstetrics and gynecology, will oversee an extensive expansion of the hospital’s services. Comment

How listening to the others brings us all together

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie travels to Spain and Morocco, where she learns — and teaches — lessons on bigotry and sterotypes Comments (1)

Full of heart: HeartShare gala draws in big donations

Standing O: Attendees and supporters raised $500,000 at HeartShare’s annual Spring Gala and Auction. Comment

Kids today, always taking videos!

Not for Nuthin’: Again, the cellphone video has come to the rescue. Comment

Kingsborough chemistry alum is beyond green

Standing O: Kate Maziarz was featured in the Beyond Benign International Day of Women and Girls in Science campaign to help create a sustainable future for the field. Comment

Three cheers and a huzzah for Chacellor’s Award winner

Standing O: Brooklynite and SUNY Purchase student Sarah Goldstein was awarded for student excellence. Comment

Out with the old and in with the new — longtime Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union prez steps down

Standing O: Gene Brody passed the reins of the financial institution to Anthony Grigos on April 5 at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment

As the kids (and geezers) say: YOLO!

Not for Nuthin’: It seems more and more people are living well past the 100 mark. Just the other day, I received an email from a senior center in the borough where eight of its residents are reaching the milestone this week. Can you believe it? Eight centenarians in one place. Comment

Hot model! Now you can see the world in Times Square!

Rhymes with Crazy: Now that we’ve got your attention, we’ll tell you about a miniture model of the cities of the world on display at the crossroads of, well, it. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Cheers to the snippers at Headchop Salon for supplying makeovers to women transitioning from the shelter system to apartments of their very own. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Hundreds of St. Edmund Preparatory High School faculty, alumni, and students participated in the Joe Romano Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament to pay tribute to dedicated coach “Big Joe” Romano. Comment

Standing O is switching on the spotlight for Candice

Standing O: Three volts to Candice Tsay at Consolidated Edison for winning the Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute. Comment

Steph needs to stop telling her kids how to be her kids

Fearless Living: It’s tough being a fearless mom. Comments (3)

Credit cards charging interest is outrageous

Not for Nuthin’: Mike Collins said it best in a July 2015 item that ran in “Forbes Magazine.” Comment

Here’s the new things you soon won’t be able to live without!

Rhymes with Crazy: Or, how I stop worrying and learned to love new, unnecessary gadgets. Comments (7)

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: PS 212’s budding mini scientists wowed parents and teachers at Family Science Night, and the school’s first-ever cheerleading team placed in the New York City Youth Cheerleading competition. Comment

He’s on target

Standing O: Young archer Dallas Jones hit the bulls-eye when he competed in the New York State Champshionships. Comment

Standing O is giving a loud and clear salute to Brooklyn Audiology Associates

Standing O: Richard Kaner, founder and owner of Brooklyn Audiology Associates, is offering boroughites quality hearing aid care. Comment

Be careful of the scams that are perfectly legal

Not for Nuthin’: We have all heard about the many illicit scams that are trying to separate us fools from our money. Comment

Designer babies part of the brave new world

Rhymes with Crazy: Who would have thunk that we could make sure our kids were healthy before they were even born? Comments (3)

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The future is female? What about my boys?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie sees a woman wearing a “Future is Female” T-shirt, and then the magic happens. Comments (6)

Long Island-based Gold Coast Bank is opening a new Fort Greene branch

Standing O: Standing O says welcome to Gold Coast Bank. The Long Island institution is coming to the west end of the island, where it will provide businesses and residents with quality lending and banking services. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Partnership for Parks honored its most dedicated volunteers at the annual It’s My Park Awards reception on March 8. Comment

Of course Wonder Woman shaves her pits!

Not for Nuthin’: After logging out of my e-mail account at Hotmail, the MSN home page came up and I happened to come upon an item where the tweeter people were upset at the depiction of the new Wonder Woman because, are you ready? Her armpits were clean shaven. Comment

Why we need a Playboy museum! In Vegas!

Rhymes with Crazy: Because how else are we going to remember the great things Hugh Hefner did for womankind! Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Standing O is saluting 15-year-old Sol Gindi for organizing the inaugural Strive to Survive run to raise money for kidney cancer reasearch. Comment
Standing O: Three residents at the Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation celebrated living to 100 and better at a swinging soiree on March 6. Comment

She beat the odds and has a Standing O, too!

Standing O: Rosemary Rodriguez received a college scholarship for using her experiences living in a homeless shelter for most of her high school career to help other teens battling their own challenges. Comment

A ‘Crazy Russian Hacker’ helps me sleep at night

Not for Nuthin’: Long ago, in my distant past, there was no such thing as continuous, 24/7 television. Comment

It’s time to release ‘violent’ criminals from jail

Rhymes with Crazy: And we also need to stop violent crime before it happens. Comments (3)

Standing O is snipping with Yellow O’s

Standing O: Leaders of NewYork-Presbyterian and New York Methodist Hospital came together to cement the deal on NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Three roundhouse kicks to Chiara Dituri, a black belt who competed in the King of New York Karate Tournament. Comment

There needs to be time for work … and play

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wants to make sure her son has his priorities straight. Comment

Standing O is banging the gavel to bring congress to order

Standing O: St. Edmund Prep students in the Model Congress team participated in the annual Harvard Model Congress tournament and took home several awards. Comment

Life-saving drugs should be free

Not for Nuthin’: It’s an “Epi-c” disgrace on the part of everyone — the insurance companies, the drug companies, the White House and anyone else you can think of that the price of an EpiPen was allowed to skyrocket to $600. A quick Google check revealed that the price has dropped down to below $300 for a double pack, but that is still unacceptable and still a disgrace. Comment

Go the way of the dinosaur — Manhattan!

Rhymes with Crazy: Lenore offers some fossil fuel for thought. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: The heart-healthy heroes at Maimonides Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center hoisted the flag in celebration of National Heart Month. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: St. Edmund junior Jared Rios talked down the competition in the American Legion Oratorical Contest, winning first place in the battle of who could deliver the best speech. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Community Emergency Response Team member William Vitale received the John D. Solomon Award for Exemplary Service in Emergency Preparedness Education on Feb. 13. Comment

I didn’t watch the Oscars, but here’s what I think about it!

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist second hand review is first-rate reading! Comment

How to deal with an accute case of Sudden Onset Ugliness

Rhymes with Crazy: What do you do when you’re suddenly hideous? Comment

It’s okay to be your kids’ friend

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie questions her mother’s wisdom on mothering. Comment

Standing O check’s the team

Standing O: Checkmate and kudos to the members of the Brooklyn Technical High School Chess Team on its first-ever win at the City Chess Championship games. Comment

Standing O is giving boxes of chocolate

Standing O: Caring students of PS 253 tagged along with members of the United War Veterans Council on its Valentine’s Day Caravan event to show some love to veterans at St. Albans Community Living Center in Queens. Comment

Standing O is giving Dr. Liswood A Foot of approval

Standing O: Congratulations to podiatrist Dr. Paul Liswood for receiving the 2016 American Podiatric Medical Association’s Meritorious Service Award. Comment

In Jo’s New York: Degradable bags and zero tolerance for drunk driving

Not for Nuthin’: I have several points to ponder this week. Comment

Maybe we shouldn’t say something when we see something

Rhymes with Crazy: If you see something, say something. Comments (1)

What an inspiration!

Standing O: Brooklyn native Joanne Sylvestre uses her life lessons to help other minority women excel in the healthcare field. Comment

Happy trails to you!

Happy trails to you!

Standing O: St. Francis College threw a whopping retirement party for parting accountant June McGrisken. Comment

Ready for its close-up

Ready for its close-up

Standing O: Kings Bay Y unveiled its newly expanded and upgraded auditorium. Comment

Jo wants to bring back the three R’s

Not for Nuthin’: Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news — and why they should care that there’s a difference.” This is the opening lede in an Associated Press item I saw the other day in the New York Post. Comment

I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist wants to share a Coke with everybody! Comments (1)

Preserving the neighborhood

Standing O: Three cheers for Park Slope’s 14th Street Block Association and its award for protecting the neighborhood’s historic character. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklynite and City University of New York School of Law dean Mary Lu Bilek was named one of the “Most Influential People in Legal Education.” Comment

I am woman!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Brooklyn melting pot teaches us to love, not fear

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie thanks the heavens she is raising her kids in Brooklyn. Comment

Super Bowl ads too preachy

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist sermonizes. Comment

Scare tactics: How movies make us fear for our children

Rhymes with Crazy: Turns out the most dangerous place for your kid is Hollywood. Comments (4)

The people and the press must check government’s power

Spin Cycle: It’s up to us to make sure — you and me — to resist the new President’s plan to trample our rights. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Slate Property Group’s SPACE Grants recipients get a shout-out. Comment

Standing O is sending out a C.H.E.E.R. to the Clippers squad

Standing O: The Xaverian Clippers cheerleading squad raised a pompom in the Catholic High School Athletic Association Regional Cheerleading competition. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Our Wicked Lady bar in Bushwick hosts Thursdays for the Cause to raise funds to support organizations that protect our future. Comment

President Trump is locking the doors at night

Not for Nuthin’: Say what you want — but all our President is doing is keeping us safe. Comment

Let’s give singing back to the public!

Rhymes with Crazy: This is the column Charles Manson stole from the Beatles, I’m stealing it back! Comment

You say ‘goodbye,’ we say ‘hello’

Standing O: A big welcome to Dr. Liliana Polo McKenna in her new post at Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, and good luck to outgoing Randy Peers. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Borough President Adams honored Luis Ruiz and Antonio Pina for rescuing a woman from an attempted rape. Comment

Deck the windows

Standing O: Students at Progress High School brought extra holiday cheer to Grand Street as part of the Holiday Window Display Contest. Comment

This week, Steph goes extreme hippie

Fearless Living: And, yeah, her kids think she is weird. But she’s cool with that. Comment

Inauguration Day whiners need to suck it up

Not for Nuthin’: Spoiled children having a tantrum. Burning cars, breaking windows, sitting in the streets causing traffic jams and disturbing the civil liberties for the rest of us. This is what the non-deplorables did on Inauguration Day. Comment

Who’s to blame? Mom, that’s who.

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, Lenore explores the phenomenom of mom’s being blamed for, well, everything. Comments (1)

Hoo’s the boss!

Standing O: Faithful customers of the Owl’s Head wine bar helped raise more than $1,000 for the It Gets Better Project. Comment

Move over those tassels

Standing O: The 100 graduates of the Class of 2017 at St. Francis College walked the stage during winter commencement ceremonies on Jan. 9. Comment

Can you hear us now?

Standing O: Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for ear, nose, and throat specialists Dr. Seth Kaplan and Dr. Kim Baker, who join NYU Lutheran Medical Center. Comment

Hollywood losers need a new script

Not for Nuthin’: I know, I know, I did say I didn’t want to be bothered by election rhetoric any longer, but I just can’t help myself. Comment

Vernacular spectacular: Lenore breaks down subway talk

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnist schools you on this underground language. Comments (1)

Standing O shares the news

Standing O: Dr. Timothy J. Houlihan was appointed to interim president of St. Francis College after the passing of President Brendan Dugan. Comment

Standing O  ApPaws!

Standing O: Bailey the cat was the paws-down winner of the Bay Ridge Pets’ 2016 Holiday Pet Photo Contest. Comment

A citation, laptop & and Standing O!

Standing O: Midwood High School student Ahmed Khalifa was honored for coming to the aid of a woman who was assaulted on a Q train. Comment

Fearlessly seeking out peace and harmony

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie reaches for the stars. Comment

FBI bungled Ft. Lauderdale shooter

Not for Nuthin’: What will it take for this agency to get its act together, our columnist asks. Comment

Science fiction: How (and why) researchers scare the bejesus out of us!

Rhymes with Crazy: Guess what causes cancer now. Comments (3)

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: A big welcome to Coco Killingsworth, who joins Brookyn Academy of Music as the new vice president of Education and Community Engagement. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Budding artists Nasir Muhamed and Lisbeth De Los Santos are featured in the 2017 Police Athletic League calendar. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Do-gooding pediatric hospice workers at Metropolitan Jewish Health System loaded up the sleigh and delivered Christmas cheer to patients across the city. Comment

Prescription costs are a bitter pill

Not for Nuthin’: Kudos to me — I lived through another holiday season, survived vacation at home with husband and daughter (no mean feat I assure you), and after 12 days of not writing anything more than an address on an envelope, I’m back busily pecking away at the keyboard. Comment

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