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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Coney Island Redevelopment? Not Without Jobs For Community

You want to realize a grand new vision of Coney Island? Then you’re going to have to include existing members of the community to help build and sustain it. That’s the message many in Coney […] Comment

Teachers Turn Their Backs On Schools Chancellor

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein was in for quite a surprise when he paid a visit to a meeting of District 21’s Community Education Council (CEC). As soon as Klein picked up a microphone to greet the […] Comment

Fuhgeddaboudit! Backlash Against Overdevelopment

Borough President Marty Markowitz “remains open” to lending his support to more high-rise and densely populated developments around the brough and believes that Downtown Brooklyn – including […] Comment

Lourdess: Lourdess in Woodside offers nothing special

Lourdess promotes itself on its sign and menu as serving "Exotic Filipino Cuisine." How it is differentiated from the usual Filipino cuisine remains a mystery to me, although, had I checked Lourdess's Website beforehand, I would have realized how truly given to hyperbole this establishment is. Comment

Stop activities till College Pt. Properties issues addressed

In defense of Tarlo and Bayside High

State budget did not deliver despite all promises

Remembering the brave this Memorial Day

Catholic students feel let down by Diocese

Saluting our heroes

Biz helps U.S. culture go global

"Elvis is always big with everybody," said 62-year-old Sonja Hansen, owner and operator of the terminal's Music Express store, the source of the purchases.It would appear that even in an era when […] Comment

How dare they!

Unanswered questions

Towers of obstruction

I Sit And Look Out: Art and music classes must return to schools

I'm not an educator either, although I have taught some college courses and a graduate seminar. But that lack of professional activity does not make me hesitate about pontificating concerning the […] Comment

The Civic Scene: School system problem needs to be solved

The mayor, who is a businessman, wants to limit the UFT contract to eight pages, down from the current 205-page contract which ended on May 31, 2003. Under state law, the old contract is still in force […] Comment

Point of View: Co-op units difficult, costly to acquire

A family friend and her husband recently sold their co-op apartment on 41st Road in Flushing. Yes, they made a good profit from the sale. But the profit was not the real motivation for the sale; it was […] Comment

Dishing With Dee: Memorial Day parades promise lots of fun

The weather so far has been both delightful and invigorating. It's good for performing many of our annual rights of spring. If you live in a house, it's inspection time to assess all the winter […] Comment

Berger’s Burg: Manhattan to Queens a definite move upward

There was one restroom in the hall shared with three other families on our floor. And, there were a few critical moments when many users were in need of "rest" at the same time. However, unlike the families […] Comment

The Public Ought to Know: Columnist bids farewell for political assignment

When TimesLedger Publisher Steve Blank and Managing Editor Roz Liston first discussed with me what became "The Public Ought to Know" just over two years ago, we agreed to suspend this weekly commentary […] Comment

Summer’s bounty includes return of West Nile virus

Although the virus is capable of killing its victims, only 1 percent of those infected have died from it, but health officials say the low mortality rate of 15 deaths in the city since 1999 is no reason […] Comment

Sikhs need help from cops: Weiner

"It is clear that the Bloomberg administration is putting politics over public safety," the congressman said outside the main entrance of PS 254 during a news conference before the meeting. Weiner organized […] Comment

Borough seniors ask Council for more transport money

Operating just one van for a year can cost more than $45,000 Ð money that as of now is dependent on discretionary funding, said Pat Dolan, director of Queens Connection, which coordinates van service […] Comment

Sabini wants legalization of gambling in bars

"Poker games like Texas Hold 'Em have become a mainstream national craze, more about the game itself than gambling, and I have a bill that would allow the state's tax coffers and charities to […] Comment

MacDonald Park gets face-lift with new grass, tables, benches

Residents present at Monday's ribbon-cutting ceremony said the additional grass, shrubs, tables and benches made for a more welcoming haven to take a breather before immersing themselves back in the […] Comment

Retail giants head to Flushing

Marshall, Bronx BP discuss stadium plans

Despite some sporty jabs over which team was going to win the much-anticipated Mets vs. Yankees series, Queens Borough President Helen Marshal and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion got serious before […] Comment

Fugitive doc extradited for Maspeth niece’s murder: DA

Dean Faiello, 45, who was apprehended by Costa Rican police last year, was flown into Kennedy Airport in the custody of U.S. marshals to face murder charges in the 2003 killing of Maria Cruz, police said. […] Comment

Two new condo developments will add to red hot LIC market

A Manhattan developer just razed the former Rolex Plastics warehouse at 5-15 49th Ave. to make way for a five-story, 50-unit tower that is slated for occupancy in March 2006. "Hopefully, everyone will […] Comment

Frieden urges biz group in LIC to care for workers

"It's a healthy city, but it could be a lot healthier," said Thomas R. Frieden, commissioner of the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. "Simple stuff can make a big difference."New York […] Comment

Forest Hills veterans prepare to honor fallen at parade

Still, he is careful to emphasize the more solemn moments of tribute planned for the legion's 25th annual Memorial Day parade in Forest Hills Sunday.About 30 to 40 elderly legionnaires will begin […] Comment

Corona mother and son killed in hit and run

The child's uncle, Ivan Lata, was also walking with Lata and Alex and witnessed the accident, Newsday reported.Both victims were taken to Elmhurst Hospital where Lata was pronounced dead on arrival and Alex succumbed to his lung and liver injuries at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to police. Authorities said they are still searching for the driver, who may or may not have run a red light before striking the Ecuadorian victims.The accident happened just blocks from where Lata, her husband and Alex lived on 104th Street. The New York Post reported that the grieving father, Franklin Chimbo, now without family in the United States, is struggling to raise money to returned the remains of his wife and son to Ecuador.A wake has been scheduled for Friday at the Rivera Funeral Home Comment

Sunnyside and Queens Chambers agree to join forces

The affiliation encourages closer ties between the chambers' member businesses through jointly sponsored seminars and events. "This affiliation adds value to joining both organizations," said William […] Comment

Closed 32nd Street block to get work done

The city will repave and landscape the closed off block between 24th Avenue and Astoria Boulevard, which is littered with bottles, cans and chunks of pavement The water main and sewer will be replaced […] Comment

The driving force behind the Storm

While his teammates are in Bridgewater, N.J., hoping to turn the program's first Big East regular season title in 13 years into their first Big East tournament championship since 1997, Tosoni is back […] Comment

The kings of the handball court

But what's the secret to their success? Is it a coach who has known nothing but winning or a player who is the best in the country in his age group?Both.Anthony Grimm has had the luxury of coaching […] Comment

On the Mound with Jonathan Lewis: College career at Stony Brook ends in disappointing fashion

Yankees derail Mets in Subway Series

Specifically, he was asked if the Yankees are still his daddy? To which Martinez smiled, then frowned, then played down the significance of the matchup, comparing this game to taking out the garbage and […] Comment

LaSalle stuns McClancy in 1st round

But for a second straight year, McClancy suffered a heartbreaking loss in the first round of the Class A playoffs. A season that was filled with such optimism ended painfully early for the Crusaders, […] Comment

Trinity topples Mary Louis

It was the bizzaro Mary Louis, the one that couldn't hit and couldn't field in a 10-0 mercy-rule shortened CHSAA state semifinal loss to Long Island's Holy Trinity.Mary Louis pitchers Nicole […] Comment

Glen Oaks Little League: Hunan Cafe Orioles edge Tomakawks, 10-9

Cardozo wins first PSAL lacrosse title

Cardozo led 16-15 with three seconds remaining in the PSAL lacrosse championship game at Tottenville and the Pirates' John Christy was trying to even the score in one fell swoop."I got scared," Gootnick […] Comment

Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League: McKee Post wins again

DePhillips Athletic Club: Mets beat Yankees in DAC Subway Series

College Round-Up: Queensborough falls in Series

Queensborough trailed Westmoreland 8-2 heading into the seventh inning, but Tommy Reo and Anthony Gonzalez belted back-to-back home runs and Felipe Martinez scored on a David Mercado double. Kendel Ortiz […] Comment

No sleep, no problem for Molloy’s Akashi

Akashi spent the night before at her senior prom. By the time she arrived home, dusk had changed to dawn and she was having second thoughts on why she had chosen track as a sport. So she slept for two […] Comment

McKenzie rallies from behind - again

Heading into the final leg of the 400 meter relay Saturday at the CHSAA Boys Outdoor Intersectional, McKenzie was trailing the leader by maybe five yards when the dynamics of the race changed. McKenzie […] Comment

The Butler Did It: Butler’s Best HS sports schools

Bayside Little League: Chalfont Construction holds on to beat Precision Auto

TimesLedger Athlete of the Week

Arts and Biz roughs up Springfield

Arts and Business, the defending 'B' champion, defeated Springfield Gardens 8-1 in a game that was marred by aggressive play that, at times, bordered on recklessness. The fourth-seeded Golden […] Comment

Veterans to be honored in area Memorial Day parades

In Rosedale, an observance will begin at 10 a.m. outside the North Fork Bank at 243rd Street and Mayda Road, then proceed up 243rd Street to Veterans Square and a four-sided obelisk. When the structure […] Comment

K’Tori guilty, gets 3-month suspension: Arbitrator

The arbitrator, Michael Scheinman, recommended a 90-day suspension, which it appeared K'Tori had already served.A spokeswoman for the city Education Department, which brought the charges in a disciplinary […] Comment

Jamaica Ave. soon to be Jericho Tpk.

The portion of Jamaica Avenue from the Cross Island Parkway to 257th Street has been the focus of controversy for eight years, said Weprin spokesman's, George Fontas. The south side of the road is […] Comment

York forums: HIV/AIDS on the rise in S. Queens

If that message had not already been taken to heart, it was delivered again during two forums recently at Jamaica's York College, one aimed at women, another at youth. The gatherings were followed […] Comment

50 Cent friends hit by gunfire at Jamaica club

25-year-old shot, killed after dispute

Narcotics found in house after fire

Ozone Park man knifed at club

Two men shot, released later from hospital

Gunfire from SUV leads to arrest

Stab suspect arrested in Cambria Heights

Dozen MS 137 students hospitalized from gas leak

Fire Chief Howard Carlson, of the 51st Battalion, said some 2,000 young students were ordered to move to the north end of the school, the building's windows were closed and the ventilation was shut […] Comment

Shea groundskeeper eyed in gambling bust

The ring operated from wire rooms in Kew Gardens Hills, Flushing and Costa Rica and was controlled by the Bonanno family, a Howard Beach organized crime clan, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said […] Comment

Sickle cell patient seeks blood donors

The 32-year-old Springfield Gardens woman sat Tuesday in Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park in critical condition, waiting for a donor with her rare blood type in order to get a life-saving […] Comment

Dist. 25 tops fourth-grade reading scores

"These latest test scores remind us that we need to confront our problems, not cover them up," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a Sunday radio address. He attributed the fourth-grade improvements to the […] Comment

Arby’s franchisee to open store on Niederstein’s site

"That's a crime," said Bob Holden, president of the Juniper Park Civic Association. "It's the ultimate insult to go from Niederstein's, which is the oldest restaurant on Long Island, to Arby's. […] Comment

118th Avenue pilot dies in Bklyn. crash

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were still examining the wreckage Tuesday in order to make an initial ruling as to why the aircraft ended up on the sand. After the crash, other […] Comment

5-yr-old brings loaded gun to school; father arrested

Tesfari Davis, 25, of 102-29 Nicolls Ave. was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment last Thursday, a […] Comment

Mattone Doug house work halted by city

G. L. Soni, owner of the Corona import company the House of Spices, has lived at 37-25 Regatta Place for 30 years. Last fall the house next door at 37-19 Regatta Place was torn down by its new owner, […] Comment

Teen sentenced to half century for Woodside deliveryman slay

But the Rosedale teenager's youth will be long over by the time he gets out of jail after the 51 1/3 years-to-life prison term that State Supreme Court Judge Robert Hanophy handed Bryant, last Thursday, […] Comment

Anti-Semitic graffiti strikes Fresh Meadows

Early on May 18, days after the anniversary celebration of the end to the Holocaust, up to 20 or so residents walked to their cars parked along 164th Street between 65th and 67th avenues to find the phrase […] Comment

Bunche house in Kew Gardens landmarked

"He was used to living in a house with a garden," Joan Bunche said of her late father, Ralph Bunche, the former United Nations negotiator and lauded academic famous for forging peace in Palestine and […] Comment

Queens Democrats back Speaker Miller for mayor

"I think it's a huge endorsement," said Miller, who became speaker thanks to previous support from the Queens organization.Of the Democratic challengers to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Bronx Borough […] Comment

Bennett makes local politicians swoon for Sinatra art school

Last week the legendary crooner from Astoria turned his charms on a roomful of local politicians to woo them into funding a new home for his Frank Sinatra School of the Performing Arts."I don't want […] Comment

Whitestone Bridge gets $136M road makeover

The Metropolitan Transit Authority recently announced its intentions to replace the 66-year-old roadway deck with a sleeker, more durable surface called epoxy aggregate, a material designed to combat […] Comment

Historic pillar monuments to rise again

The two monuments, originally built to serve as street markers and aesthetically appealing gateways to the community, have since fallen victim to vandalism, graffiti and have even been knocked around […] Comment

South Beach diet guru speaks to huge LIJ crowd

Agatston, the keynote speaker at the conference, said nutrition guidelines of the 1980s - which stressed low-fat, high-carbohydrate foods - have contributed to the recent obesity epidemic. He told the […] Comment

Queens Jewish Community Council marks 36th year

The Queens Jewish Community Council celebrated its 36th anniversary at the Flushing-Fresh Meadows Jewish Center Sunday by honoring five individuals and hosting a testimonial breakfast that included various […] Comment

Liu, Weprin query MTA on plans if bond act fails

Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing), chairman of the Transportation Committee, and Mark Weprin (D-Hollis), chairman of the Finance Committee, presided at the City Hall public hearing last Thursday.Much of […] Comment

Hudde Students Bring the ‘King & I’ to Local Stage

Little Neck-Doug parade honors borough’s best

Capt. Donald Ferguson, director of external affairs at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, is the grand marshal of the parade that will take over Northern Boulevard between Jayson Street and Alameda […] Comment

On the Run For Good Shepherd Sports Program

Spirit of Life Walk-A-Thon Recalls Life of Tommy Meo Jr.

P.S. 255 Celebrates Leaders of the ‘Harlem Renaissance’

Weapons Cache, Bomb Discovered In Tony Mill Island

Brooklyn Kids Go Behind the Scenes At City Hall

Poignant Reflections On the Holocaust

DOT Okays Four New Traffic Lights

Mill Island Civic Community Awards

Graffiti-Busters Roll Up Their Sleeves And Attack Blight

Klein touts sharp increase in Dist. 27 reading scores

He also noted that more than 64 percent of the district's students are proficient in reading, a 23 percent increase from 2004. The chancellor said in 1998, only 28 percent of District 27's pupils […] Comment

City Council Gives High Marks to Nabe’s ‘Helpdesk’

Cracked: Pilot Program Replaces Damaged Sidewalks

One area representative is urging homeowners to take advantage of a pilot program whereby the city will replace the sidewalk flags in front of their homes that have been damaged by the roots of street […] Comment

NANA Urges Residents to Come to the Aid of Sheltered Kids

While students may be looking forward to summer vacation, some Flatbush residents are getting ready for back-to-school. The Newkirk Area Neighborhood Association (NANA), working in conjunction with the […] Comment

Up Or Down? Fight Over Rezoning Rules Let Us Build Big, Some Fraser Homeowners Say

Even as many communities in Brooklyn look toward down-zoning to protect their quality-of-life, some residents of the Fraser Square neighborhood are asking for more leeway to build larger houses, to accommodate […] Comment

What City Planning Says About Current Zoning

Authorities Say Out-of-Control Kids Have Been ‘Handled’

Cops and school administrators may say that the problem with out-of-control children from Roy H. Mann Intermediate School in Mill Basin has been “handled,” but that’s not what residents […] Comment

Assaulted Teens Return to Scene of Marine Pk Bias Attack

To many, the emerald green patches of grass that line the footpaths wending through Marine Park at Fillmore Avenue are welcome invitations. But to 15-year-old Kimberly – one of six victims beaten […] Comment

Flushing fest features knishes, not kung pao

The Free Synagogue of Flushing was invited by the Flushing Development Council to participate in the program, which featured various aspects of Israeli culture.Elected officials from the area were active […] Comment

Honoring Creative Art And Creative Teaching

Yo, UN, Welcome to Brooklyn...Why It Could Happen

As they go about their day-to-day activities, United Nations delegates speak everything from French to Urdu. But do they know what Fuggetaboutit means? Delegates might just have to add Brooklynese to […] Comment

East 51st Street Warehouse Inferno Injures Two Fighters

Candidates For Vital City Offices Court Area Voters

Gearing up for the September 2005 Democratic primaries, many politicians punched in at the Citizens for a Better Community’s fifth annual membership meeting at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Glenwood […] Comment

Dubya’s PRIME Cuts Will Hurt Nabe, Says Hillary What Makes a Community Better? Civic Leaders Who Care

A neighborhood needs people, but a safe community requires civic leaders and dedicated volunteers. And they were out in force at the Citizens for a Better Community 5th Annual Membership Meeting and Awards […] Comment

NANA Urges Residents to Aid Sheltered Kids

A large non-profit community based organization (CBO) will lose key funding if President Bush’s 2006 budget is approved, according to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton said the Bush spending plan […] Comment

Zoning According to City Planning

So, what does the zoning in the Fraser Square area currently allow? According to Winston Von Engel, deputy director of the Brooklyn office of the Department of City Planning (DCP), who addressed members […] Comment

Breaking Barriers In Flatbush: Neighbor to Neighbor

In a cozy room in Flatbush, eight females got together and talked. This was no ordinary coffee clatsch. Rather, the women had come together as members of the group, Neighbor to Neighbor, to break down […] Comment

E. Bayside nabes pass on sound wall

But despite Skala's emotive demonstration at the East Bayside Homeowners Association meeting Tuesday night, members decided against voting on looking into building a sound barrier along the expressway […] Comment

Cortelyou Road? Try Cortelyou Highway, Say Residents

Cortelyou Road is a racetrack with cars smashing into stoops, flattening trees and running down pedestrians -- but the Department of Transport can do nothing to slow the traffic between Brooklyn and Schenectady […] Comment

Police Blotter

HAVE NOTE, WILL ROB: A note-passing bandit is being sought for robbing a Canarsie bank this past Friday. Workers at the Washington Mutual Bank located at 1764 Rockaway Parkway told police that the unidentified […] Comment

Frustrated East 48th St. Residents Demand Traffic Calming

Cortelyou Road is a racetrack with cars smashing into stoops, flattening trees and running down pedestrians -- but the Department of Transport can do nothing to slow the traffic between Brooklyn and Schenectady […] Comment

Life In the ‘Fast Lane’ Irks FUBA

Speeding cars on East 78th Street, between Flatlands Avenue and Paerdegat 1st Street, are giving residents angst. At the May meeting of the Friends United Block Association (FUBA), which was held at Temple […] Comment

Dubya’s PRIME Cuts Will Hurt Nabe, Says Hillary DJ Riz: From Canarsie QB to Globetrotting Hip-Hop Star

When former Canarsie High School quarterback turned globetrotting hip-hop DJ Riz says ‘Raise your hands in the air,’ party-people in nightclubs from London to Shanghai say ‘yeah.’ […] Comment

Don’t Block the Driveway: New Crackdown Planned

The first steps have been taken toward creating legislation that would confront unresolved problems related to the area’s myriad community driveways. City Councilmember Lewis Fidler last week introduced […] Comment

Canarsie Urged to Speak Out Again Overdevelopment

With a town hall on zoning scheduled by Borough President Marty Markowitz for May 31st in Marine Park, one area elected official is urging Canarsie residents to make their voices heard in the struggle […] Comment

Freedom Tower Blues: Delay Only Prolongs the Pain

Hey, What We Really Need Is Public Hanging In Stadiums

Little Neck rezoning up next as builders race clock: Avella

With their usual arsenal of neighborhood zoning charts in tow, City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Department of City Planning Director John Young attended a joint meeting of the Douglaston and […] Comment

Letters To The Editor

Front And Center: Fort Hamilton High School JROTC Cadets


BEATEN ON 3RD: A 28-year-old man told police that he was punched in the face and had his hand cut open during an argument in front of 9719 3rd Avenue Sunday. Police said that they are currently looking […] Comment

‘If I Were State Senator For a Day....’

Bay Ridge United Church Welcomes New Pastor

Dist. 20 Community Education Council Lauds Teachers

It was honors night for 33 chapter leaders of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) at the Community Education Council District 20 – Region 7 at P.S. 179 on May 10. Stressing the need for greater […] Comment

Norwegian Pride On Parade Through the Streets of Bay Ridge

Dist. 20 CEC: Brave Teachers Like These Deserve More

The Community Education Council of District 20 passed one resolution to cut class sizes and another to give teachers greater recognition, on a night in which three teachers were applauded for their bravery […] Comment

A Very Tall Salute For ‘Eagle-Eyed’ Boy Scouts

DOT Hears Pleas of Dyker Heights Residents

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has investigated a number of complaints by Dyker Heights residents about traffic signals, and small changes in some spots are on the way. Locals made their concerns […] Comment

Realtor from Whitestone arrested in fight with teens

Whitestone resident Gianfranco Donati, 64, was charged with 18 counts ranging from assault, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful imprisonment, petty larceny, criminal possession of stolen property […] Comment

Hooray! Fort Hamilton Escapes Latest Round of Base Closings

Balloons of red, white and blue bobbed in the air outside Fort Hamilton’s main gate, as a crowd of dignitaries, some in suits, some in fatigues, gathered to mark a moment all of them had been eagerly […] Comment

Wealth of Urban History Just a Click Away

Between 1939 and 1941, New York City photographed every house and building in the five boroughs. Along with that, the city has long held on to its citizens’ paper trails—birth and death records, […] Comment

Coney Island’s Russian Community Marks ‘Victory Day’

Temple Beth Abraham Remember ‘The Six Million’

Making It In the Marketplace: KCC Hosts Business Breakfast

It’s a Kick: FIAO Honors Youth Soccer Participants

Millennium Pediatrics: Caring For Your Children

When it comes to our children’s health, we all want the very best care. Be assured that they will receive it at Millennium Pediatrics (7001 Avenue U, between E. 70 and E. 71 Streets, 718-241-1488). […] Comment

Special Memorial Day Mass

Despite setbacks, area Memorial Day parades go on

"I've been doing this for eight or nine years now," he said. "We have lots of problems this year in particular because the Parks Department raised their fees and insurance rates. We had trouble getting […] Comment

Bishop Ford H.S. Cultural Arts Department’s Show-Stopper

SUNY Downstate’s Exercise & Fitness Fair Gets Hearts Pumping

SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Healthy Downstate Program recently held its first-ever Exercise and Fitness Fair at The High School for Public Service. SUNY Downstate “wanted the community to […] Comment

Full Steam Ahead For Fleet Week

Cops Hunt For Deadly Hit & Run Driver

Olympian Inspires P.S. 195 Kids

Beth-El Cemetery Opens New Russian-Jewish Memorial

Sixty years after the end of the World War II, Beth-El Cemetery in Glendale opened a new memorial on May 15 dedicated to Russian Jews who lost their lives during the Holocaust. The dedication ceremony […] Comment

Brooklyn Gears Up For Trio of Memorial Day Parades

From the Narrows to Jamaica Bay, patriotic Brooklynites will be putting their best foot forward in tribute to American heroes past and present at Memorial Day parades this year. Three parades are scheduled […] Comment

Update On Last Edition...

Celebration of Israeli Independence

161st St. man’s 11-year-old son killed in upstate car collision

But his dreams were cut short Sunday when the sixth-grader died in a head-on car crash while driving with his family upstate, according to officials."I'm just in so much pain," said his mother Rosina […] Comment

American Legion Musical Tribute Exclusive Q&A With Congressman Anthony Weiner:

Rep. Anthony Weiner began his career as an intern to then-congressman and now U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. Before becoming a congressman representing parts of Brooklyn and Queens, Weiner served in the […] Comment

Brighton Beach Celebrates Victory Over Nazi Fascism

‘Heroes of Iraqi Freedom’ Debuts At Corbin Place & Oriental Blvd.

Avenue N Jewish Ctr. to Host Visiting Students

Kings Bay Y Reflects On Lives Lost In the Holocaust

Judge Garson Indicted For Bilking $ From Elderly Aunt

So much for judges swearing that they will uphold the law. Yet another Brooklyn judge was indicted by Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes’ office Thursday – a judge that, ironically, […] Comment

Care Packages For U.S. Troops

Teachers Protest Klein At District 21 CEC Meet

DOT Okays Installation of New Traffic Lights

CUNY Law honors Indian woman prison warden

Kiran Bedi received the Doctor of Laws degree after a unanimous vote by graduating students and teachers at the law school. To celebrate the honorary degree, CUNY School of Law flew Bedi from India to […] Comment

Brooklyn Remembers: New 9/11 Memorial Unveiled

Chabad of Seagate to Host Jewish Community BBQ

Brooklynites Criticize Rampant Overdevelopment

Firefighter’s Trumpet Honors September 11 Heroes

A light mist shrouded the skyline of Manhattan as Brooklyn’s September 11th memorial was dedicated, on Bay Ridge’s Veterans Memorial Pier. With Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President […] Comment

Developer Looks to Build Big On the Beach

Community Board 13 is scheduled to hear a developer’s rezoning request, which, if approved, would allow two vacant lots to be converted into multiple high-rise beachfront residential buildings in […] Comment

61st Police Precinct Reports Drop In Area Crime

Things are moving in the 61st Precinct. Crime is down, new precinct council officers have been nominated and the chair has requested $50,000 to upgrade the parking lot next to the police station. Despite […] Comment

Sick of Smut, Community Bd. Looks to Rein In Sex Shops

Their growth unfettered over the past decade, adult-oriented businesses have blossomed in Sunset Park. The presence of these businesses besmirches the image of this neighborhood, according to Community […] Comment

You’ll Be ‘Booted’ If You’re Not Careful Middle School Admission Policy a Mess, Say Parents

Outraged that students residing outside of District 21 are occupying seats in local schools, parents are calling on the city Department of Education (DOE) to rethink its middle school admissions policy. […] Comment

11th Hour Change to B’hurst Rezoning Proposal?

In less than 10 days the City Planning Commission is expected to deliver its recommendation to the City Council on whether or not to endorse a proposal to rezone a 120-block area in Bensonhurst. But one […] Comment

Public Hearing On Kings Hwy Hotel, Down-Zoning And More

If you only see one movie this year, you may or may not want to make it the latest Star Wars flick. But if you only attend one community board meeting this year, May 24’s meeting of Community Board […] Comment

How’s Business? No pension?

The PBGC is already facing a $9 billion shortfall, without counting the now $8.4 billion in unfunded obligations created by United, which has only paid about $50 million to the PBGC, is a defined loss […] Comment



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