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Yanks beat the Cyclones

Bay News: Cyclones 2 Comment

If this is ‘School’ sign us up!

Williamsburg: It may be the strangest summer program for kids and adults in Brooklyn — but it’s also the must fun. Comment

Game on! Outside grant paves way for city to fix McCarren courts

Williamsburg: Game. Set. Resurface! Comment

‘Jelly’ rolled as office is burglarized!

Williamsburg: JellyNYC may own summer in Williamsburg, but an enterprising thief now owns JellyNYC’s computer. Comment

Pier pressure in Greenpoint

Williamsburg: The city is going to install a new public pier at the end of Java Street in Greenpoint, plus bring in new ferry service. Comment

You’ll be dying to get into this bar in an old coffin factory

Williamsburg: If you’re dying for a drink, there’s only one place to get it: At the new bar and music venue in a former coffin shop in East Williamsburg. Comment

Can this high-power couple become more energy-efficient?

Brooklyn Courier: Talk about a green party. Comment

The Saturday feature: She turned her roof into a farm!

Brooklyn Courier: A tree may indeed grow in Brooklyn — but Frieda Lim is using her Gowanus rooftop to grow lemon verbena, echinacia, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant and other delicious produce. Comment

City seeks ‘dollar vans’ to operate on dead MTA routes

The city wants dollar vans to fill a huge gap in Brownstone Brooklyn bus service that was created by MTA service cuts last month. Comment

Borough EMT nabbed for rape spree

A city EMT who turned both East Flatbush and Canarsie into his own personal hunting ground was accused of being a serial rapist on July 21 — just two days after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman. Comment

‘Greene’ acres as Clinton Hill food co-op plan moves forward

Praise the lord and pass the kohlrabi! Comment

No cold war for this Hottie

In the spirit of glasnost, we bring you this week’s Hottie of the Double D — from Russia, with love. Comment

‘City of Water Day’ salutes Adam’s ale

Brooklyn Bridge Park visitor Bella Spina, 6, held the seashell to her ear and listened for the ocean, her face collapsing into wonder when she heard the gourd sweetly hum. Comment

Have you robbed the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man?

Brooklyn Heights: A creep broke into the Dumbo Muffin coffee shop on Pearl Street and stole a stunning amount of stuff worth over $17,000 on July 18. Comment

Celebrating Lou Powsner

Bay News: It was a very bad week for me; my right knee wouldn’t bend, causing me excruciating pain when I tried to get into bed. The bad boo-boo necessitated my having to cancel going to Lou Powsner’s surprise 90th birthday party at the Mirage Diner on Kings Highway. I wasn’t going anywhere soon and, even if I could, how would I get there with my right leg extended? — I couldn’t get into any car. Comment

Suspect: The Hamburglar

Brooklyn Courier: 77th Precinct Comment

Snake fails to give cops the slip

Mill–Marine Courier: What a snake! Comment

Flatlands home invasion

Mill–Marine Courier: Bag grab Comment

Thief upgrades from cash to Yukon

Kings Courier: Carjacker sought Comment

Man executed on Rogers Ave.

Flatbush: Executed Comment

Another crash at deadly Flatbush intersection

Flatbush: The sound of metal crashing against metal reverberated at Utica Avenue and Avenue D again last Thursday afternoon, as yet another accident at the deadly intersection left merchants and residents wondering when the city would finally do something to make the corner safer. Comment

Rhoda: I’ll step down after one more term

Flatbush: Double-dipping Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs (D-Flatbush), who’s been legally collecting both a salary and a pension from taxpayers since 2008, says she’s almost ready to give up her salary — but not until she gets elected one more time. Comment

Cash and scary

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Cops hunt Canarsie hamburglar

Canarsie: Burger grab Comment

Call it a crook sandwich

68th Precinct Comment

City bans left turns at dangerous intersection

A new ban on left turns is intended to ease traffic woes at a dangerous Dyker Heights intersection. Comment

‘Born ready’ is now NBA ready as Stephenson signs deal with Pacers

Bay News: “Born ready” is one step closer to living up to his moniker. Comment

Taking the road less traveled, Exum commits to New Haven

Bay News: Justin Exum had his heart set on playing Division I basketball. When that fell through, Xaverian’s star guard settled on the next best thing: playing for a Division I coach. Comment

Cyclones lose series to Yankees

Bay News: Call it even. Comment

Chasing Maloof! Can Darrell Ceciliani hit .400?

Bay News: Darrell Ceciliani is the best hitter in the history of the Brooklyn Cyclones — but does he have what it takes to be Jack Maloof? Comment

Cyclones’ roll continues with 11-3 win over Aberdeen

Bay News: Cyclones 11 Comment

Cyclones melt the Ironbirds

Bay News: Cyclones 4 Comment

Bonfe knocks in three in Cyclone win

Bay News: Cyclones 7 Comment

Cyclones lose second in a row to the Yankees

Bay News: Yankees 8 Comment

Cartoon justice sought

Crime: Suing over Ellen Comment

Who should be ‘Mr. Cyclone’?

Editorial: Coney Island is looking for its first-ever Mr. Cyclone — so as a public service, we’re going to turn over our newspaper’s most-precious real-estate, its Op-Ed page, to give six would-be coaster kings the space to show off their talents. Take it away, boys. Comment

Lowes and behold!

Mill Basin is now a handy land, thanks to the opening of its new Lowe’s. Comment

Nature finds a way! Dozens of new geese defying feds in Prospect Park

Like a fowl Phoenix rising from the ashes of its fallen brethren, at least 37 geese have been spotted swimming on Prospect Park lake — less than a month after the federal government massacred 290 of the popular water birds in a nocturnal operation that shocked the borough. Comment

News analysis: Inside the feds’ blood lust for geese

The federal government approach toward geese became “more aggressive” — and more lethal — in the days after the so-called Miracle on the Hudson, resulting in the exclusion of animal experts from the decision-making process and setting the stage for the execution of thousands of waterfowl. Comment

Bloomberg defends goose massacre

Mayor Bloomberg has met the enemy — and it is the geese. Comment

Marty gives the skinny on weight loss

Brooklyn’s biggest champion is campaigning to be a loser — but he won’t tell if the scale is tipping in his favor. Comment

Cellblock kings: 18 gangbangers face trial for fire bombs

Call them the kings of clink. Comment

Entrenched warfare

It’s a win-lose situation! Comment

Muslim group: Sheepshead Bay mosque WILL be built — and it won’t be so bad

Bay News: Backers of the proposed mosque in Sheepshead Bay aren’t letting a few angry neighbors and a bomb threat deter them from seeing their dreams become a reality. Comment

Flatbush to get ‘narrow’ minded during arena construction

The area around the new home of the Brooklyn Nets will be anything but a slam dunk for drivers next month as Flatbush Avenue will be narrowed to accommodate construction workers. Comment

This Saturday, a talent show for Coney Island

Coney Island’s got talent. Comment

Bomb the group hug for terrorists

Perspective: Next, the American Civil Liberties Union will tell the Islamic world that it’s a poster child for democracy while the Nobel Committee gives it a peace prize. Comment

Oils bad that ends bad

Perspective: The oil from the breached well has reached the beaches of all five Gulf states. Whose fault is that? BP, of course. The company caused the leak and is responsible for the cleanup, BUT, and a big BUT it is, our president must share in the responsibility of the dirty beaches. Comment

Stan mad about Happy Meals

Perspective: OK, mommies. What do you say when your son seals his lips and doesn’t want to eat? You play “Open the tunnel and here comes the choo-choo.” Right? Comment

Joanna 20 minutes in hell

Perspective: I have faced child birth, root canal without novocaine, and my 16-year-old sitting behind the wheel of the car, but never have I experienced the bone-chilling, blood-curdling fear that I did this past Sunday. Comment

High expectations for ‘Speedy’ Xaverian receiver

High School Sports: Even after watching his team impress in the first-ever New York 7-on-7 Championship Saturday at St. Anthony’s HS in South Huntington, L.I., Xaverian football coach Joe DeSiena wasn’t about to make any bold predictions about the upcoming season. Comment

Boys & Girls hoops star plans on committing in October

High School Sports: Initially, Mike Taylor found his fake Facebook account amusing when his girlfriend sent him the link. The person impersonating him posted pictures of Taylor and reached out to his friends as Taylor. Comment

Boys & Girls-Lincoln rivalry remains intense — even in July

High School Sports: The weather was hot and muggy, the blacktop court tiny, and much of the crowd was businessmen and women just out of work. Not even a foreign court and less-than-ideal weather conditions could take away from a Lincoln-Boys & Girls showdown. Comment

Back to school: Nolan returns to Ford as boys hoops coach

High School Sports: When Denis Nolan stepped down as Bishop Ford girls basketball coach three years ago, he was sure he’d somehow return to his alma mater. He just never thought it would be as a boys varsity coach. Comment

Boys & Girls’ Lee verbals to Connecticut

High School Sports: Every day, Wilbert Lee received stacks of mail from Division I schools such as Georgia, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Wisconsin and Ohio State. Connecticut didn’t send quite as much mail; the Huskies showed they were interested in a different way — by coming to the Bedford Stuyvesant school and speaking to Lee in person. Comment

Another ‘Super’ reading from Shteyngart this Friday

Gary Shteyngart has the unique capability to leave you wincing and laughing at the same time, as any satirist worth his salt should do. Comment

Cole Bros. Big Top thrills

BoroBeat: Beneath Cole Brothers Circus’s yellow and tomato-red Big Top — a magical world where people soar to lofty heights, tame savage beasts and propel mom, dad and the kids to the edge of their seats — a dynamic roster of acts delivered just what the audience yearned for: heart-pounding thrills by performing titans from the kingdoms of man and beast. Comment

Fun-fun-fun by teh seashore

BoroBeat: Regular Joe Mickey Dolenz wasn’t monkeying around when he showed fans of the seaside concerts in Brighton Beach that not all stars are divas. Comment

‘Port’ of call! Explore our waterfront past and present aboard an old tanker

Exercise your sea legs a bit this month and hang out with old tars aboard the Mary A. Whalen, a historic oil tanker in Red Hook. Comment

It’s like a summer ‘Campo’ for pizza lovers

In a city quickly overflowing with brick ovens and Neapolitan pies, it is safe to say that Andrea Dal Monte, chef owner of brand new Park Slope pizza spot Campo de’ Fiori, is swimming against the current. Comment

This joint distills the essence of Brooklyn — into gin

If one could distill the essence of Brooklyn, it would probably taste like Brad Estabrooke’s gin. Comment

Lip service! Human beatbox competition this weekend in Gowanus

In an age where a machine can make any noise imaginable, beatboxing hasn’t lost its novelty. Comment

This really sucks! BAM to screen three dozen classic vampire films starting Aug. 4

Now here’s an event you can really sink your teeth into. Comment

Work in progress: Dickerson looks to make strides in senior season

High School Sports: Jordan Dickerson arrived at Lincoln last fall with a nearly 7-foot bull’s-eye on his back. Comment

Lookout, lady! Van Brunt is hard to cross

Brooklyn Courier: Red Hookers are in for a dangerous summer, as the city has said it will not re-paint faded crosswalks on busy Van Brunt street until the fall. Comment

DUMBO’s new ‘Front’

Dining: The ritzy Five Front is now Brooklyn Bridge Gardens, a new bar near Brooklyn Bridge Park that will open this Friday. Comment

Cyclones take the first game from the Yankees

Bay News: Yankees 7 Comment

The tastiest restaurant gossip — including, of course, Roberta’s!

Dining: It’s been a yummy week. Here are our tastiest morsels of restaurant openings, closings and, of course, some really good gossip. Comment

Red Hook camp kids denied access to their own hood’s pool!

Brooklyn Courier: School’s out for summer — and the pool’s out for some Red Hook campers as well. Comment

A heroic day game win for the Cyclones

Bay News: Spinners 3 Comment

And last night, the Clones won, too!

Bay News: Spinners 4 Comment

Committed to safeguarding nature and people

The recent culling of Canada geese in Prospect Park is disturbing to many people, including staff at the Park. That people care so passionately about the Park and its natural environment and speak out in its defense is truly wonderful and very welcomed. Comment

This slick burlesque show will benefit Gulf oil victims

We don’t need an excuse to enjoy a great burlesque show with our hot pal Veronica Varlow, but on Saturday night, Varlow and a half-dozen other performers will give us one: a benefit for the Oceanic Preservation Society and other groups that are helping to clean the BP-spoiled Gulf of Mexico. The “Mermaid Lagoon” fundraiser is at the House of Yes in Bushwick. See page TK for our full coverage. Comment

What anti-incumbent mood? Many many lawmakers are running unopposed

So much for that “anti-incumbent” mood! Comment

Help save Will, the abused dog

Williamsburg: A crazed Williamsburg woman took her anger out on her dog last Wednesday, slamming the puppy to the ground and declaring herself “the Queen of Brooklyn,” according to witnesses. Comment

Will somebody please take Steve Levin’s petitions?

Williamsburg: Councilman Steve Levin should have worn his running shoes to work on Tuesday — because he spent part of the afternoon chasing around the managers of a luxury condo building that recently fired two workers who claim they were just trying to form a union. Comment

In Slope, MTA bus cuts cause double trouble on Seventh Avenue

Brooklyn Courier: Last month’s MTA service reductions seemed to have a silver lining for Park Slopers, as two bus lines were poised to service busy Seventh Avenue — but it turns out that the buses are running consecutively rather than on a staggered schedule. Comment

And what’s the deal with this useless bus shelter?

Brooklyn Courier: Somebody at the MTA didn’t get the memo! Comment

THEY HAD TO DIE! Feds try to explain their geese massacre

Brooklyn Courier: Federal officials are fighting back against the notion that the geese of Prospect Park were needlessly sent to the gas chamber, insisting that the birds that were snuffed out on July 8 are exactly the kinds of fowl that strike planes near New York airports. Comment

Cop surrenders in hit-and-run

Brooklyn Heights: An 84th Precinct cop who rammed his police cruiser into a 61-year-old bicyclist as he blew through a red light in DUMBO — then failed to report what happened in the June 14 incident — was arrested on Tuesday. Comment

Bus-ted (again)! Correction vehicles are still cramming Court Street

Brooklyn Heights: After our reporters repeatedly caught drivers from the Brooklyn House of Detention filling up spaces on Court Street near the Atlantic Avenue lockup, a department official told us it “won’t happen again.” Comment

More wanton thuggery

68th Precinct Comment

Cops go door-to-door to calm Senator St. residents

Police are going door-to-door on Senator Street to calm resident’s frayed nerves one month after a shooting in nearby Owls Head Park — along with a number of car and home-break-ins — left them wary of just how safe their quiet block really is. Comment

Golden thunders! Marty’s camp seeks to sink Dem opponent

Talk about being anti-choice! Comment

F2! Troublesome club reopens

A troublesome Dyker Heights nightclub has been given the go-ahead to reopen after being padlocked by police — but it’s going to have to be on its best behavior if it wants to stay that way. Comment

Find a more humane solution

The inhumane, ineffective and costly “catch and kill” program currently underway in Prospect Park is not only the wrong way to address the goose population, but also unsupported by science. Comment

Prospect Park’s geese — did they have to die?

The slaughter of close to 300 geese and goslings earlier this month has become one of the hottest topics of the year. This week, we had two experts weigh in. Comment

Everyone loves this week’s ‘Hottie’

Nobel Peace Prize. Academy Award. Hottie of the Double-D. Comment

New Fort Hamilton chief wants to open the gates

The new commander of Fort Hamilton plans to continue what his predecessor began, building bridges between the garrison and the community in which it sits. Comment

Eight lives left! Abandoned cats need new home

Bay News: They sweated it out, but they survived. Comment

Don’t hit snooze! Wakey!Wakey! to play Brooklyn Bowl on Friday

Mike Grubbs grew up under a piano. Comment

Vito to rivals: You want a spot on the ballot? Fight for it

Williamsburg: Kings County Democratic Party Chairman Vito Lopez has a message for insurgent party members: the fight is on. Comment

Pump it up! New system will help stanch the stink in the Gowanus

Brooklyn Courier: A temporary system that will pump oxygen into the Gowanus Canal will also inject recreational opportunities along the still-fetid waterway, officials insisted this week. Comment

Downtown boosters high on City Point project

Brooklyn Heights: Workers finally broke ground on Monday on the long-stalled retail center that’s supposed to be the savior of the Fulton Mall. Comment

Dangerous intersection gets a party

Flatbush: A Ditmas Park intersection has become so dangerous, residents held a block party in its dishoner. Comment

Johnny Cash and carry

Brooklyn Courier: 76th Precinct Comment

Hotlantic’s old guard — the Arabic shops

Years before there was a Trader Joe’s or Crop to Cup, there was Sahadi Importing Co. and Damascus Bread and Bakery. Comment

Report: Housing price increases not ‘Historic’

Brooklyn Courier: There’s no evidence housing prices rise in desirable neighborhoods just because they are officially named a historic district, a report by the Independent Budget Office found. Comment

City wants second Carroll Gardens historic district

Brooklyn Courier: The city is moving ahead with a controversial plan to establish a second historic district in Carroll Gardens — a plan that critics say would only make it more expensive to preserve the very buildings that the city hopes to save. Comment

Hey, rabbi, got any advice on how to make our skin look healthier?

One of Brooklyn Heights’s most-influential Jewish leaders fought back against an anti-Israel rally last Friday by doing what influential rabbis do in such situations: he bought cosmetics. Comment

To clean Gowanus, Columbia Street gets messy

The clean-up of the smelly Gowanus Canal is really going to stink for people in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comment

Tree branch madman is caught! Arborsault ends for now

Brooklyn Courier: A serial tree branch breaker in Crown Heights and Prospect Heights is finally in custody — bringing an end to a months-long reign of arborsault the likes of which Brooklyn has never seen. Comment

Bust out? Report shows that the worst of the real estate crisis is over

The worst of the housing market crash is over. Comment
Music: The unlikely pairing of Irish rocker Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Markéta Irglová has been charming listeners since the understated 2007 musical “Once” introduced the world to their heart-felt folk rock, even earning them an Oscar for “Falling Slowly.” Comments (1)

Water? It’ll cost you at JellyNYC pool parties

Williamsburg: Water, water everywhere — but you have to pay to drink it. Comment

Two bullets, four bullet wounds

Mill–Marine Courier: Shot in Mill Basin Comment

Bullets over Mill Basin

Kings Courier: Shot in Mill Basin Comment

Nine-year-old injured in Wild West shootout

Flatbush: Shot to death Comment

Summertime shooting

Canarsie: Shot in the leg Comment

Cops expand search for man who raped 61-year-old

Canarsie: Look around Canarsie — the man walking next to you on Rockaway Parkway could have raped a senior citizen. Comment

As Vaughn goes, so go the Cyclones

Bay News: Spinners 2 Comment

The game of the week

Bay News: Scrappers 1 Comment

Oh the irony: City honors Hook vendors and DUMBO archway

The Red Hook Food Vendors have finally gotten their proper respect. Comment

Man killed following boardwalk knifing

Bay News: Killed in Coney Comment

What goes around comes around

Perspective: A blood money deal is a blood money deal,” said Sen. Charles Schumer. Comment

Hometown hero Neil Sedaka and Brenda Lee wow crowds in Coney

BoroBeat: On a lawn freckled with blankets, chairs and swooning fans, sweet-voiced Brighton Beach boy Neil Sedaka proved that “Breaking up is Hard to Do” with his beloved Brooklyn when he returned to tickle the ivories and float his beguiling vocals over Asser Levy Park, where he helped kick off a month of free summer concerts with fellow musical icon Brenda Lee, July 15. Comment

Ferocious food hounds go gum-to-gum in Coney

BoroBeat: Hot dog-eating tourneys are for weiners, it’s the big kings who down the wings — and the burgers. Comment

Six injured in three-car accident

Mill–Marine Courier: Talk about a free-wheeling turkey slam. Comment

Accident happens — while city watches

Flatbush: This time, it happened on their watch. Comment

No more apologies: Convicted rapist defiant before judge

Convicted rapist Ralph DiMassi is all out of apologies. Comment

The People’s Court won’t be heard

Crime: People’s court conundrum Comment

Embattled EMT gunned down in SoHo

Through fate or bad karma, Jason Green, the EMT who allegedly stood idly by as an asthma-stricken pregnant woman suffered and died just steps away from him, breathed his last on July 18 following a shooting outside of a SoHo nightclub. Comment

Kickball 2010: Frontiersmen go where they’ve never gone before

The New Frontiersmen may have lost MVP-candidate Matt “Marquis de” Sadewitz to a shoulder separation, but the team hasn’t missed a beat so far. Comment

Angling for fun at the Macy’s fishing contest

Awesome Clinton Hill angler Athena Murray, 8, fished for fun and found it when she cast her line into Prospect Park Lake for the Macy’s Fishing Contest, and netted herself a prize for hauling in the first catch of the day — a comely catfish, which was admired, measured and recorded before being released back into the water. Comment

Illegals should be dealt with the Arizona way

Perspective: New York could do with another Jan Brewer. Comment

Christ the King’s Calhoun poised for bust-out July

High School Sports: Omar Calhoun doesn’t ease into things. Comment

Here’s the beef!

For 40 years the beef at Roll-n-Roaster has been tender, juicy and delicious. Comment

Get saved by the ‘Bell’ on July 24

Break out the leg warmers, Spandex and white-washed denim — school’s back in session. Bayside High School, that is. Comment

Coney Island sand-sculpting contest this weekend

A good ol’ fashioned sand-sculpting contest can really make it feel like summer, so head out to Coney Island on July 24 for Astella Development Corporation’s annual event. Comment

You call this mini-golf?

What the putt! Comment
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Prospect Park’s geese — did they have to die?

Prospect Park’s geese — did they have to die?

Perspective: The slaughter of close to 300 geese and goslings in Prospect Park earlier this month has become one of the hottest topics of the year. Supporters of the massacre say that airline safety is more important than animal life, while opponents say there’s a better way. Click below to read opinion pieces on this controversy.

Shakespeare — stripped down!

Theater: Summer has always been a ripe time for productions of Shakespeare’s wildly popular “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” often as a light breeze suitable for children. Comment

Roofus: So much noise that you can’t hear the noise

Bridge ‘Park’: Our cartoonist offers his take on complaints in Brooklyn Heights that Brooklyn Bridge Park’s popular “Movies with a View” series is too loud. Comments (1)

Our Editorial: Feds are trying to goose us on this one

Meadows of Shame: A secret execution list? A middle-of-the-night incursion? The more we learn about the federal slaughter of Prospect Park’s geese, the less confidence we have that this gruesome operation was conducted with a full vetting of the objective facts about non-lethal methods that could have been employed. Comments (2)
Meadows of Shame: Federal officials are fighting back against the notion that the geese of Prospect Park were needlessly sent to the gas chamber, insisting that the birds that were snuffed out on July 8 are exactly the kinds of fowl that strike planes near New York airports. Comments (27)
Park Slope: Two bus lines, one arrival time. Big trouble. Comments (3)

Will somebody please take Steve Levin’s petitions?

Williamsburg: Councilman Steve Levin should have worn his running shoes to work on Tuesday — because he spent part of the afternoon chasing around the managers of a luxury condo building that recently fired two workers who claim they were just trying to form a union. Comments (14)

Golden thunders! Marty’s camp seeks to sink Dem opponent

Bay Ridge: Talk about being anti-choice! Republican state Sen. Marty Golden wants yet another challenger-free election. Comments (90)

As Vaughn goes, so go the Cyclones

Cyclones: And Cory is a hitting machine right now! Comment

Water? It’ll cost you at JellyNYC pool parties

Williamsburg: Water, water everywhere — but you have to pay to drink it. Comment

Oh the irony: City honors Hook vendors and DUMBO archway

Red Hook: First the city got in the way, now it doles out honors. Comment

Bus-ted (again)! Correction vehicles are still cramming Court Street

Brooklyn Heights: The Department of Correction bussed up (again) when its drivers got caught by this paper (again) hogging public parking spaces in Downtown (again) — but this time, agency officials promise (again) that they’re fixing the mess with a few new rules for their drivers. Comments (3)

Don’t hit snooze! Wakey!Wakey! to play Brooklyn Bowl on Friday

Music: Mike Grubbs grew up under a piano. Comment
Clinton Hill: A group of Clinton Hill artists will have to fight for their right to party, as the city is moving to evict them from their Flushing Avenue workspace because of their allegedly wild bashes. Comments (19)

Everyone loves this week’s ‘Hottie’

Nobel Peace Prize. Academy Award. Hottie of the Double-D. Comment

Cop surrenders in hit-and-run

DUMBO: An 84th Precinct cop who rammed his police cruiser into a 61-year-old bicyclist as he blew through a red light in DUMBO — then failed to report what happened in the June 14 incident — was arrested on Tuesday. Comment

The secret of the Cyclones: Power!

Cyclones: Since the start of the season, the Cyclones hitters have been told to be aggressive and to approach each at bat with a plan, and so far, the plan has panned out. Comment

Eight lives left! Abandoned cats need new  home

Bensonhurst: They sweated it out, but they survived. Comment

This romance event will ‘bowl’ you over

Nightlife: Few Jewish holidays combine centuries of Talmudic scholarship with the elegance of Diddy’s White Party. Comment

This was no courtesy flush!

Carroll Gardens: Two men used the old “water meter” trick to scam a 75-year-old Sackett Street resident out of $700 in cash and jewelry on July 17. Comment

New Fort Hamilton chief wants to open the gates

Bay Ridge: By Helen Klein Comments (4)
Bridge ‘Park’: Even a park is too loud for Brooklyn Heights residents! Comments (17)

Get on the pole! Strip-club fitness craze comes to Brooklyn

Fitness: Who says pole dancing is just for gentlemen’s clubs? It’s a great workout! Comments (10)

Pump it up! New system will help stanch the stink in the Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: A temporary system that will pump oxygen into the Gowanus Canal will also inject recreational opportunities along the still-fetid waterway, officials insisted this week. Comments (1)

An ugly loss for the Cyclones

Cyclones: Lots of unearned runs ruin this game for the Cyclones. Comment
Mean Streets: The Manhattan Bridge is about to undergo a two-year cable reconstruction project — and you’re about to undergo a double-dose of traffic congestion. Comments (7)

Get saved by the ‘Bell’ on July 24

Nightlife: Break out the leg warmers, Spandex and white-washed denim — school’s back in session. Bayside High School, that is. Comment

‘Moviehouse’ at Sternberg Park focuses on the neighborhood

Cinema: This month, Moviehouse brings gentrification horrors, schizophrenia, and teen violence to Sternberg Park — in film! Comment

The Sooner he goes home!

Fort Greene: An Oklahoman is mugged. Plus all the other crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

Bodega bash

Prospect Heights: A holdup at a late night grocery store leads the blotter. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment
Downtown plan: Mall begins construction at site of failed Albee Square shopping center. Comments (1)

Vito to rivals: You want a spot on the ballot? Fight for it

Committeman Confrontation: Kings County Democratic Party Chairman Vito Lopez has a message for insurgent party members: the fight is on. Comments (7)

Greenpoint plastics company is a Superfund site

Greenpoint: A former plastics factory across the street from a children’s playground in Greenpoint is finally getting cleaned up. Comments (4)

Shots fired after ‘Heatwave’ party!

Crime: One man was wounded and hundreds more were terrified when shots were fired into a massive crowd outside Prospect Park last night after the controversial “Heatwave” gathering ended and celebrants dispersed onto Ocean Avenue. Comments (124)
Mean Streets: It’s a mess downtown, as you can see. Comments (3)

Another dead cyclist — and cops hunt hit-and-run truck driver

Mean Streets: A truck driver for a New Jersey-based waste collector who recklessly killed a 24-year-old cyclist in a hit-and-run accident last week remains on the loose. Comments (18)
Brooklyn Heights: Rabbi Aaron Raskin defies the Ricky’s protesters and buys Israeli-made cosmetics on Montague Street. Comments (40)

B-b-b-b-b-bad! George Thorogood’s movin’ on over on July 29

Music: A true rock legend plays for free in Coney next week. Comment

This slick burlesque show will benefit Gulf oil victims

Music: The Gulf Coast is a mess thanks to BP, but at least there’s a cool show to raise money for the clean-up. Comment

A win with a ‘Cherry’ on top

Cyclones: After closer blows the save, Wiliam Cherry saves the day with a 10th-inning RBI. Comment
Carroll Gardens: The city is moving ahead with a controversial plan to establish a second historic district in Carroll Gardens — a plan that critics say would only make it more expensive to preserve the very buildings that the city hopes to save. Comments (6)
Event: A good ol’ fashioned sand-sculpting contest can really make it feel like summer, so head out to Coney Island on July 24 for Astella Development Corporation’s annual event. Comment

Board backs housing on former Culver Shuttle land

Kensington: The city is moving ahead with a plan to create affordable housing on a strip of land that was once an elevated train line. Comment

Kickball 2010: Frontiersmen go where they’ve never gone before

Greenpoint: The New Frontiersmen may have lost MVP-candidate Matt “Marquis de” Sadewitz to a shoulder separation, but the team hasn’t missed a beat so far. Comment
Meadows of Shame: More than 100 people — from animal rights activists to animal consumers as well — gathered on Saturday night beside a Prospect Park lake devoid of hundreds of Canadian geese slaughtered by federal officials last week for a somber and angry vigil. Comments (24)

This Cyclone win was a laugher

Cyclones: Fifteen hits, great pitching and three errors by the Valley Cats lead to an 8–0 win. Comment

Tupper Thomas finally speaks about goose slaughter

Meadows of Shame: On the eve of tonight’s vigil for the 290 Canadian geese slaughtered by federal officials last week, Prospect Park Administrator Tupper Thomas finally broke her silence. Comments (20)
Cyclones: The pride of MCU Park remain two games ahead of the Yankees. Comment
Foodie-in-Chief: It’s been another tasty fortnight in the borough of Kings. Load up on Brooklyn’s latest openings, closings, and of course, a healthy helping of gossip. Comments (1)
Awesome Clinton Hill angler Athena Murray, 8, fished for fun and found it when she cast her line into Prospect Park Lake for the Macy’s Fishing Contest, and netted herself a prize for hauling in the first catch of the day — a comely catfish, which was admired, measured and recorded before being released back into the water. Comments (9)

Two views on the controversial mosque project

Two views on the controversial mosque project

A proposal to build a small mosque and community center on Voorhies Avenue in Sheepshead Bay has become a lighting rob of controversy, as hundreds of neighbors have rallied against the center. Most said that they object to more traffic, but some use language that suggests a more sinister fear — that the mosque will be a haven for terrorists. One man even said that he would bomb the mosque if it ever opens. Meanwhile, the would-be worshippers say that all they want is a place to pray in their community. Click below to read opinion pieces by a mosque supporter and a mosque opponent.

Powell gets free shots at debate no-show Towns

Fort Greene: It looks like this re-energized bunny has already run out of juice. Comments (7)

This is one cool movie theater

Cinema: It will be the coolest indy movie theater in the city — with a full bar to boot. Comment

Lookout, lady! Van Brunt is hard to cross

Mean Streets: Red Hookers are in for a dangerous summer, as the city has said it will not re-paint faded crosswalks on busy Van Brunt street until the fall. Comments (3)

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