Ford in driver’s seat for fourth straight division title

High School Sports: Long before playing its first game, the Bishop Ford boys basketball team met at the Park Slope, Brooklyn school and set three goals for the season: To remain academically eligible throughout the season, to claim the CHSAA A-South division title and to advance to the Class A intersectional semifinals. Comment

Fontbonne star juggles hoops, soccer

High School Sports: Just like her teammates on the Fontbonne Hall girls basketball team, Katie Henderson dribbles a ball during pre-game warm-ups. Except, with Henderson, the practice causes coach Steve Oliver to scream. Comment

Chicken lands at St. Mike’s

High School Sports: Tayshana (Chicken) Murphy, the star sophomore guard who left Bishop Loughlin this week, has enrolled at St. Michael Academy and will start classes at the Manhattan school Monday, Eagles girls basketball coach Apache Paschall told The Post last week. Comment

Jewel of a performance for Midwood against Center

High School Sports: The word Artie LaGreca used to describe Jewel Tunstull’s season was “consistent.” And the Northeastern-bound center has been just that for Midwood in her first year transferring from Virginia. Comment

Thrilling comeback sends Poly Prep past Dalton in OT

High School Sports: Jackie Kennedy had mixed feelings about the outcome of her shot -- one as the ball traveled her way from across the court and another as it left her hand. Whether she was shooting it or not was the only thing she was certain of. Comment

The High is on the rise

High School Sports: It’s been six years, but Boys & Girls is back on top of Brooklyn all by itself. Comment

Gold showcased in new art exhibition

Her new paintings, a series of large and medium-scale gold abstract paintings, utilize gold’s inherent reflective and attractive tactile properties while alluding to its iconic status as the ultimate safeguard against financial instability. Comment

62nd Precinct Community Council monthly meeting

Bay News: The 62nd Precinct Community Council will hold its regular monthly meeting, February 16, 7:30 p.m. at the 62nd Precinct stationhouse, Bath Avenue and Bay 22nd Street in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. Comment

Highest quality foods hallmark of this Brooklyn landmark

There’s nothing like a sandwich from a Brooklyn deli. Comment

The Art of Eating In

A few years ago, Cathy Erway was just another Julie Powell, slaving away at a 9-5 job she wasn’t particularly enthralled by. Comment

Lowry find a way to beat boredom

Alex Lowry is bored. Comment

My day as a pin-up model

I was a pin-up model for a day, and I loved it! Comment

New York City stars seeing Orange

High School Sports: Three of the Big Apple’s best high-school football stars will be donning orange in the fall. Comment

National Signing Day notebook: McAdoo, Wheeler sign with Stony Brook

High School Sports: Bryant McAdoo has built a bond with the coaching staff at Stony Brook since his sophomore year when the Long Island school started showing interest. The 6-foot-5 Cardinal Hayes wide receiver is big on family and feels he found another one at the Long Island school. Comment

Salon sizzle: Fire erupts above Flatbush nail shop

Flatbush: Firefighters suited up and laddered up as they rushed to combat an all-hands fire in a Nostrand Avenue apartment building Sunday. Comment

Fire Safety 101: A serious message delivered with a dose of humor

Canarsie: Less than a week after five people perished in a Bensonhurst blaze, Canarsiens sat still and listened to a wealth of fire safety advice delivered by a veteran firefighter. Comment

Marine Park parents freeze for kids

Marine Park parents will do anything for their kids — even spend more than 15 hours in the bitter cold. Comment

Woodhull’s Budget Woes

Williamsburg: Woodhull Medical Center is attempting to absorb an estimated $2.8 million in new cuts in the wake of an $8.2 billion gap in the state’s fiscal year. Comment

This week at Brooklyn Bowl

Williamsburg: As the winter sting bites harder, Brooklyn Bowl turns up the heat. Whether you want to sing and dance your heart out on Karaoke Killed the Cat, or fill up on crunchy fried chicken and beer, Brooklyn Bowl is the place to be. Comment

Cops honored by outgoing councilman

And a hearty thank you goes to... Comment

Gladiator visits Canarsie High School

BoroBeat: Watch out, Syracuse, Brooklyn’s got your back — in the form of gridiron gladiator Steven Rene. Comment

BI-Kings Highway Division welcomes new nursing director

Lisa Cohen, RN, MA, NE-BC, who had worked at Beth Israel Medical Center for more than a decade during the early part of her career, has been named director of Nursing at Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division. Comment

Brooklyn’s new poet laureate wants to weave poetry into residents’ lives

Brooklyn’s new poet laureate has a lofty goal. Comment

Empty seats at District 22 CEC

It was an empty house at last week’s meeting of School District 22’s Community Education Council — but CEC members aren’t mad. Comment

Home wreckers: Attorneys, real estate barons busted for bilking everyday residents

A major milestone in every homeowner’s life is the day when they pay off their mortgage and their humble abode is truly theirs. Comment

Totonno’s Pizzeria to reopen

Bay News: When Totonno’s Pizzeria reopens, it will be just as customers remember. Comment

New York Theatre Ballet preforms “Cinderella.”

Tickets are $36; $31 for children. Shows will be performed March 13-14 at 11 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Madison and Park avenues), Manhattan.For more, visit or call 212-355-6160. Comment

Calling St. Edmund Prep alumni.

Saint Edmund Preparatory High School is planning a reunion for all alumni who graduated in years ending in zero and five, March 27, 3 p.m. at the school, 2474 Ocean Avenue in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Rainy day jellies

April showers bring May flowers — and the need for rubber shoes. Comment

Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) at New Vic

The New Victory Theater, one of the premiere performing arts spaces for family performances, presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” March 5-14. As one of London’s longest running comedies, playing for 10 years at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus, this irreverent romp through The Bard’s canon has achieved international cult status. Comment

Modern interpretation of fairytale “Sleeping Beauty”

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2009-2010 Target FamilyFun Series with the world premiere of David Gonzalez’s “Sleeping Beauty,” March 14, at 2 p.m. Comment

Boody Symphony performs at Beep’s inauguration

Orchestra Conductor Thomas Brennan conducted the students as they performed“The William Tell Overture,” “The Barber of Seville Overture,” “Hungarian Air and Dance,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9” before more than 1,000 people in the giant hall of the armory, which was recently renovated as a YMCA. Assistant Conductor James Chiarello helped rehearse and train the students for the evening. Comment

So much to do in Brooklyn on Valentine’s Day

The Heart of Brooklyn cultural campus promises a memorable Valentine’s Day weekend for families, couples and friends alike. Special Valentine’s events will be taking place at the leading cultural institutions located near Grand Army Plaza in central Brooklyn through February 14. Comment

Scandinavian beauties sought for Miss Norway contest

The Miss Norway Contest of Greater New York will be held March 27, 2 p.m. at the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center, 1250 67th Street in Dyker Heights. Comment

Marine Park woman targeted by gunman

A masked man opened fire on a 47-year-old Marine Park woman as she took her 13-year-old son to school Thursday morning. Comment

Brooklyn day care centers in danger

Brooklynites plan to protest the proposed closure of 10 day care centers in the borough. Comment

Experience the virtual Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Orlando Resort and USA TODAY, partnered to provide the first-ever augmented reality map of the world’s most highly anticipated theme park experience — The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. With just a computer, webcam and the newspaper, you can make this one-of-a-kind experience appear before your eyes. Comment

Scott Hardkiss invites you to the Underwater Ball

New York native and Brooklyn newcomer Scott Hardkiss has been starting parties the world over as a DJ over the last two decades. Comment

Romantic commerce focus of pre-Valentine’s swap meet

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with Brooklyn Artists Gym. The first installment of their swap meet series, “BAGGAGE Claim” will focus on theme of romantic commerce. The event will take place February 13, 6-8 p.m. at 168 Seventh Street. Comment

Wild ride

Williamsburg: Wild ride Comment

The Pain Relief Center helps you say ‘buh-bye’ to aches and pains.

When you’ve tried just about everything, and you still have back or neck pain, you need to make an appointment to see Dr. Alfredo N. Lopez del Castillo at The Pain Relief Center (9731 Fourth Avenue, 718-966-8120). Comment

“Transit and Structure” photos and scale models on display

The show runs June 27-July 27, with an opening reception June 27 from 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Friday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Comment

Experience some real ‘animal magnetism’ this Valentine’s Day

Experience the wild side of romance at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s zoos and aquarium this Valentine’s Day. While we humans exchange heart-shaped boxes and red roses, creatures of all kinds at the zoos will be showing their own version of animal magnetism. Comment

Dynamic presentation of diverse writers at LIU

A group of critically acclaimed writers of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds will read from their works during the annual “Voices of the Rainbow: Celebrating the Oral Tradition” series at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus from February 11-April 19. Comment

OMNI Ensemble presents dynamic half acoustic/half electronic program

The OMNI Ensemble will continue its 27th season of concerts at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, February 26 at 8 p.m. Comment

National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica celebrates West Indian culture

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College completes its 2009-2010 World Stages: Dance series with the return of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC), March 6 at 8 p.m. and March 7 at 2 p.m. for two programs of New York City premieres celebrating West Indian culture. The two shows have different repertoires. Comment

Multimedia concert makes world premiere at St. Ann’s

In the years they spent playing dive rock clubs in Los Angeles, Stew and Heidi Rodewald never dreamed of having a musical on Broadway, much less having that show (“Passing Strange”) garner seven Tony nominations, win a Tony Award and become the subject of a Spike Lee film. Comment

Five small plays about creation and failure (and everything in between)

“You’re Welcome” is a collection of five small plays about creation and failure; a unified theatrical myth that tells the story of an invented band of performers and their catastrophic attempts at connection. Comment

Allstate and the Yankees go to bat against ALS

May is national ALS Awareness Month, and Allstate’s Chris Scandaglia has again taken the lead in the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Comment

Brooklynite wins “Worst Cooks in America”

A Brooklyn gal is No. 1 on the “Worst Cooks in America.” And that’s a good thing! Comment

Enjoy intimate readings at Lyceum writers series

The Brooklyn Lyceum continues its monthly literary event, “First Sundays Writers Series,” March 7 at 7 p.m. with Edward Hirsch, whose new collection of poetry, “The Living Fire (Knopf),” will see its release March 9. “The Living Fire” will be available two days earlier at this special event, for sale and signing. Comment

Screening of 1923’s original “Ten Commandments” with organ accompaniment

The second film in the series will be C.B. DeMille’s original 1923 version of “The Ten Commandments,” February 13, 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Baptist Temple, 360 Schermerhorn Street in downtown Brooklyn. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and students. Comment

Odessa Philharmonic performs program of classical favorites

Making its Brooklyn Center debut as part of its first US tour in 10 years, the Odessa Philharmonic’s program will include Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor (“Unfinished”), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, and Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto featuring soloist William DeRosa. Comment

Pulitzer Prize-winning Brooklynite lectures at LIU

Brooklyn-born playwright Lynn Nottage will deliver the annual “Starting from Paumanok” lecture on American literature and culture, February 24, 6:30 p.m. at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Comment

Sausage Adds Heft and Spice to Main Dish Pasta

There are times when the troops are tired of the same old foods. Comment

Sitt has great expectations for Red Hook site

Brooklyn Paper: A Red Hook developer might be thinking out of the box, but as far as the city knows, Joe Sitt is thinking big box. Comment

Pool’s Leaky Boiler Leaves Swimmers Out Cold

Williamsburg: A popular neighborhood pool’s broken boiler is raising shivers among Williamsburg’s swimmers used to exercising in warmer waters. Comment

McDonalds on Tillary Street shuttered

Mickey D’s golden arches lost some of their Brooklyn luster after one of its longtime franchises was shuttered recently. Comment

High hopes for Livingston Street

It may not be Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, but developer Joe Sitt is seeing a more high-end retail and restaurant corridor emerging on Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment

LICH nurses grow leery as merger nears

Sonia Taylor stepped off the nurses’ picket line in front of Long Island College Hospital and tightened the hood of her red sweatshirt to combat the cold winter early afternoon. Comment

Person of interest sought in Red Hook slaying

Brooklyn Paper: Police say they have identified “a person of interest” in the murder of a 26-year-old Red Hook resident killed earlier this week. Comment

Classical guitar duo kick of “Music at First” series

This series, curated by Wil Smith (New York composer who also serves as organist at First Presbyterian), occurs monthly, featuring one performer or ensemble per evening. Future performances include pianist Kathleen Supové, March 26; cellist/vocalist Jody Redhage and Fire in July, April 16 and a CD release with flute/percussionist duo Conor Nelson and Ayano Kataoka, May 28. Comment

Setback for Summit

Brooklyn Paper: Summit Academy Charter School isn’t broken up about opposition to its proposed move to Butler Street. Comment

1 on 1 with Stuff Hipsters Hate

Williamsburg: Andi Bartz and Brenna Ehrlich, who hail from Spanish Harlem and Greenpoint, respectively, are the authors of the popular Tumblr blog “Stuff Hipsters Hate” ( Comment

River Cafe looks for cabaret license

As this paper went to press, several local residents were expected to attend a Community Board 2 committee meeting to lobby for the River Cafe to help pay for maintenance of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment

Hating hate: Pols, religious leaders decry anti-Semitic fliers

Somewhere out there is an unhinged anti-Semite distributing tiny strips of paper reading “Kill Jews.” Comment

Dominican Williamsburg Helps Haitians

Williamsburg: In the heart of the south side, Williamsburg’s Dominican community has responded to the devastation that has ravaged the nation of Haiti on Caribbean island where many trace their ancestral roots, Comment

New Events in 16 Sycamores

Could a new comfort station and several new events in a tiny downtown park be coming to Boerum Hill this year? Comment

Berkeley Carroll hearing delayed

Brooklyn Paper: Objections made by a city agency have delayed the airing of a Park Slope private school’s controversial plan to a commission that could ultimately decide its fate. Comment

Oliver House work continues

Brooklyn Paper: A flurry of activity has returned to 360 Smith Street/ 131 Second Place, where a 48-unit, 70-foot residential building atop the Carroll Gardens stop on the F train will one day rise. The project, called Oliver House for developer William Stein’s father, hit a snag when the area was rezoned, but a city panel determined in late 2008 that a substantialenough percentage of the building’s foundation had been poured to allow work to continue — despite the zoning change, that now only permits building’s 55 feet tall. The developer’s lawyer claimed that work costing in excess of $3 million has already been performed at the site, justifying the continuation of the project. Comment

New York Methodist Hospital offers new solutions for tinnitus

New York Methodist Hospital now offers a wide range of treatment options for patients suffering from tinnitus — a common problem that affects approximately one in five people. “Tinnitus is a sensation of sound in the ear that shouldn’t be there,” explained Ramez Habib, MD, an otolaryngologist at New York Methodist. “People may hear ringing, humming, buzzing, pulsations, or other sounds.” Comment

Wheely good timing: Bike thief nabbed

Brooklyn Paper: Cops have put the brakes on a bicycle thief who may be responsible for five free-wheeling heists. Comment

Fed Ex follies

Brooklyn Heights: Fed Ex follies Comment

Windsor Terrace’s Butterfly Lady Working to Enlarge Flyers’ Habitat

Brooklyn Paper: Many of her Windsor Terrace neighbors know Jennifer Hopkins as the butterfly lady. Comment

Rolling iPhone raider

Brooklyn Paper: Rolling iPhone raider Comment

Cops raid car service

Brooklyn Paper: Cops raid car service Comment

Multimedia artists get ‘personal’

St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts will showcase the works of seven up-and-coming Brooklyn artists in a juried show entitled “It’s Personal.” The exhibit is on display through March 4 in the Alumni Room Gallery, 245 Clinton Avenue. There will be a gallery talk with the artists, February 23 at 12:40 p.m., and a reception, February 20, 12-3 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, 12-3 p.m. Comment

Freestyle motocross goes nuclear

Feld Motor Sports announced that tickets for Nuclear Cowboyz — featuring the world’s top freestyle motocross riders in a never-before-seen, action-packed, record-breaking theatrical freestyle motocross production — are now on sale for the debut engagement at IZOD Center in New Jersey. Comment

Brooklyn Cyclones get new name for stadium

Welcome to MCU Park - home of your Brooklyn Cyclones! Comment

Schumer Cannonballs Into Pool Party Negotiations

Williamsburg: Senator Chuck Schumer hopes to make a big splash in Williamsburg this summer. Comment

Kingsboro Temple Church Raises Funds For Haiti

Brooklyn Paper: The vast devastation of Haiti can be difficult to comprehend, but a group of Brooklyn residents in Park Slope are mobilizing to do their part to help the distressed region where the death toll is nearly 200,000 and hundreds of thousands more are homeless. Comment

Ins and outs of fashion DIY workshop at A.I.R. Gallery

DIY fashion re-boot starts with an introduction to fashion theory with examples that will inspire participants to actualize their own ideas using the materials that they bring to the workshop. Design and/or sewing experience is not necessary to participate. Assistants with sewing machines will be present. Comment

A Taliban trust fund? No way!

Perspective: Yet, nine years after a US-led invasion booted the Taliban from its bloodthirsty pedestal — and coinciding with al-Qaeda’s warning to dispatch female Afghan suicide bombers to the west — a cock-eyed London conference on Afghanistan has concluded that disarming the extremist militia group is as simple as bribing it with the Free World’s hard-earned cash. Comment

Come Surf on Ben Sargent’s Turf

Williamsburg: If something in your Greenpoint building smells fishy, it might actually be fish. Comment

“Idiots” Freeze Their Carts Off

Williamsburg: Brooklyn’s “idiots” put the cart before the horse at Saturday morning’s Idiotarod, and both were freezing. Comment

Texas-born shutterbug exhibits ‘traditional photography’

Williams employs traditional photography, without the application of digital manipulation, to convey deep emotion combined with a sensitive use of technical skill bringing us effortlessly into her perception of the world. Comment

‘Three act’ play recalls life of British gay lib personality

St. Ann’s Warehouse presents the US premiere of “A Life in Three Acts,” with performances March 4-28, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Comment

Diverse writers celebrate oral traditions

A group of critically acclaimed writers of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds will read from their works during the annual “Voices of the Rainbow: Celebrating the Oral Tradition” series at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Comment

Knife-wielding bandits sought

Three recent knifepoint robberies on Flatlands and Utica avenues have area police and residents on edge. Comment

Teachers protest possible school closures

Teachers, parents and students tookto the street to demand that the city not close any more Brooklyn high schools. Comment

New roller coaster proposal for Coney Island

Good fences may make good neighbors, but having the world’s largest roller coaster spanning two properties in Coney Island would make for a partnership. Comment

Brooklyn surgeon brings help on the ground in Haiti

Among the things that Dr. Tom Lyon, chief of orthopaedic surgery at Brooklyn’s Lutheran Medical Center, brought back to the borough from Haiti was a sense of hope. Comment

So much to do at Prospect Park during Presidents’ Week

There’s plenty to do at Prospect Park during the Presidents’ Day weekend and school break. Highlights from the park’s calendar of events include. Comment

Special election called for 44TH Council District

Special election called for 44th Council District Comment

Horrors on parade: Bloody Sunday victims remembered at annual march

As they have for almost four decades, residents throughout the borough will honor the memory of the Derry 13 and make a resounding call for peace and justice in Northern Ireland during an annual Bloody Sunday commemoration. Comment

Klutz makes cupcakes for cupid

Cupid is coming — and he’s bringing cupcakes! Comment

Valentine’s Day in Brooklyn

By Meredith Deliso Comment

Your weekly newsbriefs

Haitian center opens Comment

Healthcare management office opens Downtown

Healthfirst celebrated the grand opening of its community-based office in Downtown Brooklyn at 635 Fulton Street between Hudson Avenue and Rockwell Place in downtown Brooklyn. Comment

Community weighs in on mosque project

Bay News: About 300 people turned out at Community Board 15’s recent meeting to air their views concerning the proposed building of a four-story mosque and community center with classrooms. Comment

Makeup artist to the stars, Roxanna Floyd, dies

Brooklyn-born makeup artist Roxanna “Roxie” Floyd, who has beautified the faces of Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, and Yoko Ono, among many others, died in her sleep at her Clinton Hill home. She was 50 years old. Comment

Milestone jubilee of Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary commemorated

To commemorate the milestone, the Most Rev. Octavio Cisneros served as Celebrant for the opening Eucharistic celebrations at Visitation Academy, 8902 Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge, and was assisted by more than 15 priests. Comment

Five dead after booze leads to blaze

Bay News: Cops investigating the blistering Saturday morning blaze that took the lives of four men and a woman didn’t have to look too far to find the man who set the fire — he lived right in the apartment building. Comment

More jeers for CB13 and Markowitz

Bay News: Brighton Beach and Coney Island residents spoke out against the borough president’s plan to spend $64 million in taxpayer money to build an amphitheater in Asser Levy Seaside Park — a plan many contend is unwise while the city and state prepare to cut services due to the worsening economy. Comment

Unexpected guest

Kings Courier: Unexpected guest Comment

If Senesh plan advances, CGNA says no to free space

Brooklyn Paper: It might be back to the drawing board — and the funeral home — for a local civic group at odds with a school that donates its space for the group’s monthly meetings. Comment

Woman dies in Bayview blaze

Canarsie: Smoking in bed may have led to the blaze that killed a 46-year-old Bayview Houses resident early Monday — just a few days after five people were killed in a deliberately set fire in Bensonhurst. Comment

Mardis Gras Party Making Wavves

Williamsburg: Known for its ostentatious pageantry, sparkly purple and gold beads, and ebullient brass ensembles, Mardis Gras is coming to Williamsburg in a way more befitting of Bedford Avenue than Bourbon Street. Comment

If you prick us, do we not bleed?

If you prick us, do we not bleed? Comment

CB15 approves live entertainment for restaurant/nightclub

Bay News: Wedding and bar mitzvah music is in, adult dancing is out. Comment

Hearts for the hungry pre-Valentine’s Day fundraiser

St. John’s Bread and Life, Brooklyn’s largest emergency food provider, will host a Pre-Valentine’s Day event to encourage those in the Brooklyn community to have a heart for hunger. Comment

New Tournament Separates the Skee from the Brew

Williamsburg: Despite their fancy terminology filled with references to “hundies,” “finding the forty” and “skeason,” skee-ball is not really all that complicated. Comment

National pastime

Mill–Marine Courier: National pastime Comment

Three stabbed

Flatbush: Three stabbed Comment

Left gasping for air

Bay News: Left gasping for air Comment

Leader in outpatient rehab hosts Scholar Athlete Awards program

Metro SportsMed® is hosting its 11th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Program, open to all Brooklyn high school seniors who excel athletically and academically. Comment

63rd Top Cop: Help us keep crime down

As January drew to a close, felony crime in neighborhoods protected by the 63rd Precinct was down by nearly seven percent. Comment

Governor leads a who’s who of pols at González inauguration

Governor David Paterson led a long list of electedand appointed citywide officials in ushering in the second term of Councilwoman Sara M. González at the new Sunset Park High School, 35th Street & Fourth Avenue, in her district. Joining them were community leaders, educators, constituents, family and friends . Comment

Spirited away

Canarsie: Spirited away Comment

Mother and daughter learn about becoming cops

Like mother, like daughter. Comment

Flatbush murders up slightly in 2009

The good news on the streets of Flatbush for 2009 is that overall felony crime was down over 12 percent compared to 2008. Comment
Cyclones: Give the Brooklyn Cyclones credit where credit is due — their Coney Island stadium is now named for the city’s largest credit union. Comments (6)
Bridge ‘Park’: The long-awaited first permanent section of Brooklyn Bridge Park has been delayed — again! — and will now open “in the spring,” Borough President Markowitz revealed in his “State of the Borough” address on Wednesday night. Comments (5)
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Editorial: Now Joe Sitt says he’ll build a mini-college town on the Red Hook waterfront? There he goes again. Comments (1)

Roofus: Kill Jews? Here’s something that really should be killed

Cartoon: Here’s the only murderous imperative that matters. Comment
Red Hook: Red Hook already has a furniture store and a supermarket — how about some frat houses? Comments (2)

Anella’s gets a new chef

Anella’s gets a new chef

Dining: A top Greenpoint eatery brings in someone new behind the stove — and the food is better than ever. Comment

Homicide in the Hook

Carroll Gardens: A 26-year-old Red Hook resident was shot and killed in his apartment on Monday — the first murder of the year in the confines of the 76th Precinct. Comment

iPhone thief strikes again!

Park Slope: Yet another iPhone is stolen by the bike-riding bandit who is terrorizing Park Slope! Comments (2)

Man bites dog! Someone is hurling eggs at cute pups in J.J. Byrne Park

Park Slope: An irate tenant in an apartment complex adjacent to a Park Slope dog run has been hurling eggs out his or her window in an apparent attempt to scramble the canines’s brains and silence their allegedly incessant barking. Comments (5)

More thefts of iThings

Park Slope: Two more people lose their gizmos — this time in the subway. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Smartmom loves her TV families

Smartmom: Smartmom and Hepcat bond as a family while watching the small-screen version. Comments (1)

It’s a fire sale to save the City Reliquary

Music: The storefront museum that celebrates Brooklyn’s underdog spirit with exacting curatorial detail and a passionate devotion to artifacts large and small may be in danger of closing. Comments (3)

New sex toy shop is a real casting agent

Shopping: Shag in Williamsburg not only offers the usual vibrators, but also a way to replicate your penis. Comments (3)

Nick Flynn loses himself and his country in new memoir

Books: The Cobble Hill poet tortures himself over torture in the scintillating book, “The Ticking is the Bomb.” Comments (2)

It’s a wild ride on this ‘Ferris’ wheel

Books: Author Josh Ferris is back with a new book about a guy with a disease that makes him walk and walk and walk. It’s a metaphor, silly. Comments (1)

New Bushwick gym is clean and green

Fitness: At Green Studio, your legs power the machines. Comments (7)

Lights out at Keyspan Park as naming rights deal ends

Cyclones: The Brooklyn Cyclones will no longer call their homefield “Keyspan Park,” ushering in a new era for the beloved minor league baseball team. Comments (3)

Stat! Merger takes Long Island College Hospital off intensive care

Cobble Hill: Long Island College Hospital’s financial malaise is about to run its course, thanks to an agreement that would merge it with another healthcare center, officials say. Comments (5)
Brooklyn Heights: A vital special-ed program is on the way out in Cobble Hill. Comments (10)
Art: The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts weighs in on the biggest topic around. Comments (16)

‘State’ of the union? McMahon likes speech, but still hates Obamacare 

McMahon on Line 1: President Obama called on congressional Democrats to pass a health care bill now, rather than fearfully “head for the hills” — but freshman Rep. Mike McMahon is so far up the mountain that he risks a nose bleed! Comments (4)

Another sick call to ‘KILL JEWS’

Park Slope: In a stunning display of intolerance, Sixth Avenue in Park Slope was littered with strips of papers reading “KILL JEWS” in capital letters from Fourth to Ninth streets last Wednesday. Comments (27)
Park Slope: If Park Slope residents see something — namely a disoriented chicken — they should say something. Comments (1)
Red Hook: The city approved a charter school’s controversial expansion within a Red Hook public school early on Wednesday morning — despite the efforts of scores of teachers and parents to prevent it. Comments (3)

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