Lafayette looking to repeat as ‘B’ champ

High School Sports: Lafayette isn’t the same team that won the PSAL Class B girls basketball title and took a memorable trip to the New York State Federation tournament in Glens Falls last year. The Patriots returned just four players from that squad and their two stars – Essence Hopkins and Jodyann Pitt – both graduated. Comment

Primetime shootout roundup: Jenkins helps Lions turn back Cherokee

High School Sports: Jayvaughn Pinkston was sitting comfortably at the end of the Bishop Loughlin bench and, thanks to Rasi Jenkins, he didn’t have to go anywhere in the second quarter. Comment

Pinkston named McDonald’s All-American

High School Sports: Jayvaughn Pinkston has wanted to become a McDonald’s All-American since he started playing basketball. That’s now a reality for the Bishop Loughlin senior, who was named to the prestigious all-star game last week. Comment

Just-in time: Xaverian guard celebrates Senior Day in style

High School Sports: A victory Sunday afternoon was critical for Xaverian for several reasons, ending a two-game losing streak and playing well heading into the playoffs at the top of the list. But for Abe Akanmu, the biggest motivation to win was probably the most simplistic one. Comment

Jean Paul Gaultier rocks Brooklyn

Couture fashions are gorgeous but who can afford ’em? Comment

OMNI Ensemble continues to mix it up

For nearly 30 years, the OMNI Ensemble has been your not so average classical band, performing a mix of traditional acoustic programming and electronic improvisations. Comment

Beth Israel-Kings Highway Division honors Heart Award winners

Five women who work at Beth Israel Medical Center-Kings Highway Division were named winners of the 2010 Heart Award. Evangeline Abalos, RN, Lucy Cannizzaro, RPh, Catherine Leota, RN, Janece Lyons, PCA, and Dorota Rybicka, RN, were honored during a ceremony held across the street from the hospital, 3201 Kings Highway in Marine Park. Comment

P-Star visits Coney Island kids

BoroBeat: Gimme a “P.” Comment

Brooklynite celebrates milestone

BoroBeat: When Abe Weintraub was born in 1910, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden became part of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, the average teacher was 25 years old and earned $500 a year, and advancements in entertainment, science, technology and fads marked the decade. Comment

Soulive come full circle

When Soulive first came up a little more than 10 years ago, the music business was just beginning to change. The past decade has seen the band evolve along with it, recording in their own studio, launching their own record label, and putting up their own videos online. Comment

Adult fitness walking program

Program participants meet at the Flatbush Avenue entrance closest to Modells at 8:30 a.m. every Friday morning, where they are greeted with a healthy snack and a cold bottle of water. Comment

American Moses reading at James E. Davis Arts Building

Have you read “American Moses” yet? Comment

Fort Ham Parkway residents wait for relief

While people living on or near Fort Hamilton Parkway are still holding their noses, they are not holding their breath when it comes to the city finding the cause of the odor that has plagued them ever since sewers were replaced some three years ago. Comment

Moviehouse Celebrates V-Day, Celebrity Death

Williamsburg: With couples frolicking in drifts of snow seemingly everywhere this past weekend, what was a single guy or gal to do? Comment

Hipster Book Deal Party Not Ironic

Williamsburg: If you wrote a blog called “Stuff Hipsters Hate” and were offered a book deal, what’s the first thing that you would do? Comment

Brooklyn pols try to save Monserrate from Senate ousting

The State Senate voted to expel embattled Queens Senator Hiram Monserrate last week, but they did it without the help of a good chunk of the Brooklyn delegation. Comment

Warehouse Burglary Heightens Concern

Williamsburg: A recent spate of burglaries in a Williamsburg warehouse has the 90th Precinct officers on the alert for a suspect. Comment

Mumps Outbreak in Burg, Boro Park

A mumps outbreak has continued to spread in Brooklyn’s Jewish communities, attracting the attention of the city’s Department of Health workers who are scrambling to get individuals vaccinated. Comment

Yassky Looking for a Lil’ TLC?

Yassky Looking for a Lil’ TLC? Comment

“Van loads” of non-perishables ready to go to Haiti

A month after the tragedy struck, the neighborhood collection drive for survivors of the earthquake that devastated Haiti is still going strong. Comment

35 Things Your Teen Will Never Tell You

Teenagers can be rebellious, sneaky little suckers. Just ask any harried parent. Now, it’s time to fight back. Comment

Seeing “Red” at Lutheran

Surrounded by Lutheran HealthCare staff, Wendy Z. Goldstein, president and chief executive officer, and Claudia Caine, chief operating officer, pose (in center) with Antoine Fernaine, MD, (left) and George Fernaine, MD (right). Both father and son are cardiologists at Lutheran Medical Center, 150 55th Street in Sunset Park. Comment

B67 not so crowded: MTA

If it walks like and talks like a duck, it’s not always a duck, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority official said last week. Comment

Klutz loves stew — and Snuggie!

With all this snow, sometimes you need a warm, hearty meal. Comment

Problems of Afghanistan War are examined

As about 100 people listened intently, a veteran Afghanistan war journalist explained why the United States should pull out of the decimated country. Comment

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum celebrates “March Madness”

Parenting: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s March “Madness” month honors Women’s history, science, Dr. Seuss’ 106th birthday and more. Comment

Chamber music series for kids continues successful season

Chocolate Chip Chamber Music continues its fourth season as a children’s chamber music series with a classical string quartet program entitled “The Knights of Stringbury,” March 6 at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and March 7 at 4 p.m. in the Lower Hall of Old First Reformed Church, 126 Seventh Avenue (corner of Carroll Street) in Park Slope. Tickets are $10; visit Comment

Influence of African dance showcased by Black Brooklyn Renaissance

Black Brooklyn Renaissance kicks off with a dance extravaganza highlighting the influence of African dance from Brazilian orixa and Panamanian Afro-Latino to African American Lindyhop at the Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College (BCBC), 2900 Campus Road in Flatbush, February 28, 2-5 p.m. Comment

BAM presents 17th century operatic masterpieces

On the occasion of their 30th anniversary, Christie and Les Arts Florissants return to New York to transform BAM into a musical panorama of Restoration-era England (and beyond) with two opera masterpieces by Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, March 18-21, and The Fairy Queen, March 23-27. Charpentier’s Actéon will also be performed March 18-21. Comment

Jamaican dance company dedicates performances to founding artistic director

NDTC returns to Brooklyn next month with a new generation of young artists who, since the ensemble’s last visit two years ago, have come to embody the company’s dual principles of renewal and continuity, working to integrate a strong hold on the ancestral legacy of Jamaican music, movement and rituals with a ready response to contemporary life. Comment

Borough-wide events commemorate 50 years of Black Arts & Culture

BAC kicks off its year of programming with African Dance/ Brooklyn Style, a free celebratory dance extravaganza designed to shed light on the evolution of Brooklyn’s Black culture through the performances of a range of dance companies, dance artists and dance styles — folk, modern, postmodern — each incorporating African dance as a root in rhythm, step or gesture. Comment

New York City Events at Dyker Beach Golf Course to hold bridal show

Couples looking for the perfect location to hold their wedding, commitment ceremony, engagement party or reception won’t want to miss the upcoming Bridal Show at Dyker Beach Golf Course, March 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Comment

Burg’s Most Eligible Bachelor is... Brian Cheigh!

Williamsburg: Ladies and gentlemen... but mostly ladies... your Williamsburg Most Eligible Bachelor is Brian Cheigh! Comment

Brooklyn Lyceum holds Spring Food and Craft Market

Calling all handmade crafters and food-makers to The Brooklyn Lyceum’s Spring Food and Craft Market, May 1-2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Comment

Free talk at BHS explores ceremonial rites of Brooklyn’s African Diaspora

Rites and Ceremonies of the Brooklyn African Diaspora is the subject of a March 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. free talk at the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. Comment

Cheers for Canarsie school

Canarsie: A once-controversial school in Canarsie is now warmly accepted by the community. Comment

Warm up with BRIC

BRIC is ready to cure your winter blues with the best medicine – laughter. Comment

Cow quest over! New bovine to be shipped to Seth Low

Bay News: Seth Low Junior High School will be cowless no more. Comment

Mill Basin crime ‘concerns’ cops

The 63rd Precinct is “concerned” about a rash of robberies in Mill Basin. Comment

Phenomenal Handclap Band goes local

With that, on February 21, Brooklyn Bowl kicks off Local X Local, a monthly event presented by Brooklyn Brewery & Brooklyn Bowl which celebrates Brooklyn’s local art and music community. Comment

Words and music at Greenlight

Rick Moody is a writer who often ventures into music. Comment

Films of Bong Joon-ho showcased at BAM

BAMcinématek unleashes “Monsters & Murderers: The Films of Bong Joon-ho,” a retrospective of the South Korean auteur, February 25-March 1, on the occasion of the release of his newest thriller, “Mother.” Comment

Free panel discussion on African Dance

Attend a free African Dance/Brooklyn Style symposium, March 3, 7-10 p.m. at A.R.T/New York South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, second floor, in the Fort Greene section. Comment

Reduction in robberies key element in crime’s downward trend in the 70th Precinct

Crime in one central Brooklyn precinct still appears to be on a downward trajectory. Comment

Hip hop dance and music showcase in the ’Burg

Hip Hop Hybrids of Brooklyn is a dance and music showcase taking place April 15 from 9 p.m. to midnight at Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street in Williamsburg. Comment

Pier 4 plan unveiled for Brooklyn Bridge Park

Imagine yourself in a setting on the East River shores evoking a time when Native Americans inhabited the city, while at the same time taking in the breathtaking Manhattan skyline. Comment

Sugarland! “New Domino” Sweetens Up CB1

Williamsburg: Williamsburg residents are divided over whether the plan to rezone the former Domino Sugar refinery is sweet or sour. Comment

Salt mountain to be better maintained: official

Brooklyn Paper: Steps are already in place to secure mountains of salt at the Red Hook container terminal, an official there vowed this week. Comment

Trophy Bar License Renewed

Williamsburg: Don’t hoist that Trophy just yet. Comment

78th Precinct cops honored

Brooklyn Paper: Keen eyes and great tactics helped earn two cops top honors from the 78th Precinct Community Council. Comment

Kids learn to DJ their very own parties

The course, which will be held at Still Hip, 283 Grand Avenue in Williamsburg, is not just about DJ skills, but rather the whole package — from planning the event to hitting the dance floor. The course is open to all ages six and up. So come and join Still Hip for this winter break workshop. Comment

Johnny go home! Cops crack down on hooker corner

Cops are cracking down on a very old — and apparently very cheap — Boerum Hill hooker hot spot that residents say has been showing signs of life again. Comment

Civic to tackle Fourth Avenue too

The borough’s top boss isn’t the only one with high hopes for Fourth Avenue, a thoroughfare slated to receive intense scrutiny from those who believe its best days could be in front of it. Comment

Tony Bergen Beach home raided for drugs

A family that allegedly doled cocaine and marijuana out of their Bergen Beach home was slumming it behind bars last week following a blitzkrieg police raid at their tony pad. Comment

Markowitz joins MetroTech Bid at opening of new Downtown Brooklyn Information Center

Borough President Marty Markowitz joined elected officials and MetroTech BID to cut the ribbon on the new Downtown Brooklyn Information Center, 370 Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue. Comment

Musical celebrations commemorate Hudson, St. Luke’s Orchestra and Purcell birth

Inspirations ranging from the quadricentennial of the Hudson River, to the 350th anniversary of the birth of Henry Purcell, and the 35th anniversary of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, have found a distillation in the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble program, “Magical History Tour,” which spans roughly 330 years of music and features the world premiere of a St. Luke’s commissioned-work. Comment

Classes and events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden welcomes the season with a host of classes and events. Comment

New family musical adventure takes audiences on magical underwater tour

“Imaginocean” follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends, who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other’s friendship. The show is an innovative black light musical. Comment

Crime ticks up in 76th Precinct

Brooklyn Paper: The new decade has seen an increase in crime reported in the 76th Precinct, police statistics show. Comment

City Point Project gets green light for stimulus funds

Brooklyn Heights: The city’s Board of the New York City Capital Resource Corporation (NYCCRC) last week gave a final green light to a $20 million infusion of federal stimulus funds to get the long-stalled City Point Tower project started. Comment

Brooklyn backs Monserrate

Brooklyn backs Monserrate Comment

Disturbing Tha Peace music sensation to perform at St. Joseph’s

South Carolina-based music sensation Rudy Currence, the most recent addition to the roster at Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) Records, will perform at St. Joseph’s College, February 18, 12 p.m. in the Tuohy Auditorium, 245 Clinton Avenue. The performance is free and open to students only. Comment

Yucon’t always get what you want

Williamsburg: More affordable housing could be coming to Williamsburg, but community leaders are critical of a development proposal that they believe does not go far enough to meet the neighborhood’s needs. Comment

18-years for Brooklyn Heights bomber

The man responsible for smearing swastikas across Brooklyn Heights and hoarding a secret cache of guns and explosives in his apartment won’t be coming back to the neighborhood any time soon. Comment

F train to test commuter patience, again

At least it won’t be crowded. Comment

Council race in 44th District tightens

A slew of endorsements over the weekend bolstered Joe Lazar’s candidacy to succeed Simcha Felder in the upcoming race for the 44th City Council District seat. Comment

Local pol maps stalled developments

The half-built aftermath of the borough’s last great building boom is now on graphic display, thanks to a local lawmaker. Comment

Landmarks approvals two downtown projects

Brooklyn Heights: The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday approved Certificates of Appropriateness for development and work on sites in two historic districts in the Downtown area. Comment

City aims to expand Slope district

Brooklyn Paper: The city is inching forward with a plan to expand the Park Slope Historic District, an area its backers say faces real threats if protections are not secured. Comment

DEC expands Meeker plume testing

Williamsburg: State Environmental and Health officials released new findings regarding a soil gas plume underneath Meeker Avenue in the northeast corner of Greenpoint, which include the discovery of very high levels of a toxin in the groundwater on an industrial lot. Comment

Blame game on Willowtown manhole explosion

All Willowtown resident Ralph Morgan knows is he’s out $7,839.75 in building repairs as a result of three manhole covers that exploded at the corner of Willow Place and Joralemon Street Jan. 18. Comment

Judging Brooklyn’s Judges

Williamsburg: You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a judge by her political allegiances. Comment

Risky business

Bay News: Risky business Comment

Penny wise, pound foolish, city backs off chance to purchase historic home

Kings Courier: In central Brooklyn, there’s a portal to the 18th century, a venerable Dutch farmhouse that anchors a quiet block in a residential neighborhood near Kings Highway. Comment

3rd Ward Calls For New Artist

Williamsburg: 3rd Ward is bigger than ever. Comment

Cars looted

Dog day afternoon Comment

School construction on Green Church site to begin soon

Construction could start as soon as this May on the new school at the site of the Green Church. Comment

Cops: Child struck down on Ave. N wasn’t chased

Cops are refuting allegations that the 12-year-old boy hospitalized after being hit by a car in Mill Basin may have been chased into traffic. Comment

Found dead on McDonald Avenue

Kings Courier: Found dead on McDonald Ave. Comment

Craigslist con busted

Mill–Marine Courier: Craigslist con busted Comment

UPS oops

Canarsie: UPS oops Comment

Tweet That Bus!

A mere three weeks after it was proposed, a new service that tracks when your bus is arriving has officially launched in Brooklyn. Comment

Bedford Avenue’s Honorary Artist Luis Rivera Dies

Williamsburg: On a street that has undergone more cultural transformation than perhaps any street in Brooklyn’s recent history, the late Williamsburg-based artist Luis Rivera was not a well-known celebrity. Comment

BC issues plan for new community garden, stirring ire

While the Brooklyn College administration may believe that their plan for a relocated community garden will smooth ruffled feathers, the announcement by the school of its intention of creating a new, considerably smaller garden under greater college control appears to have stoked the ire of the gardeners who cultivated the old garden, and who feel they are being pushed out by the powers-that-be. Comment

Targeted by hate monger

Flatbush: Cops are investigating a local man’s claims that he has been targeted by an anti-Semite. Comment

Brooklyn donors hope to heal Haitian’s in the city

Two local groups are hoping to help heal Haiti. Comment

Come Play in the Sandbox, Shipping Included

Williamsburg: Looking for a place to ship your packages worldwide while also checking out a film screening, play video games, or listen in on an acclaimed DJ series? Comment

Seventh Avenue to make a BID

Brooklyn Paper: A movement is underfoot to create a business improvement district for one of Park Slope’s premier avenues. Comment

Fire consumes Marine Park apt, leaves hot dog

A two-alarm blaze ripped through an East 35th Street home Thursday, leaving a second-floor apartment utterly destroyed and one plucky dog hot under the collar. Comment

Wine bar holds benefit for Haitian quake victims

The public is invited to 161 Wine Bar & Tapas for “Giving Hope to Haiti,” a special charity event to aid those in the earthquake-ravaged nation, February 28 from 6-8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Relief Fund. Comment

St. Francis Xavier observes Catholic Schools Week

Brooklyn Paper: To commemorate Catholic Schools Week, St. Francis Xavier Elementary School’s administration, faculty, staff and students participated in a number of fun and educational activities. Comment

Reading details struggling marriage with ’55 Dodgers backdrop

“Dodgers” deals with a 48-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman going through a period of adjustment while struggling financially in the first year of their marriage. Central to the plot is a strong association the husband has with the World Champion 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers. Comment

Cuba in 1990s slide presentation at LIU

For more, call 718-780-4105 or visit Comment

Food justice activist performs benefit for BK Food Coalition

Join renowned singer and food justice activist Jen Chapin and fellow musicians for a live performance and dinner to benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition, February 26 at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition’s school food reform advocacy efforts. Comment

Nostrand Avenue bus initiative gets federal stimulus money

An infusion of federal stimulus dollars could provide the jolt to get the Nostrand Avenue Select Bus Service (SBS) project jump-started. Comment

Two decades and counting

It’s been more than two decades since the idea of creating a science lab in the shadow of the Verrazano Bridge was first broached, and advocates for the proposal are still fighting to turn their dream into a reality. Comment

Shore Theater moves closer to landmark status

Coney Island’s historic Shore Theater is one step closer to landmark status this week after the Landmarks Preservation Commission [LPC] voted to finally get the official designation process rolling. Comment

Brooklyn Booster Boasts of Boro in Annual Address

The best of Brooklyn strutted its stuff during the annual extravaganza put on by Borough President Marty Markowitz during his State of the Borough address. Comment

Help victims of the 86th Street arson

Justice may have been served by the arrest of the man responsible for killing five people in last week’s devastating Bensonhurst fire, but the pain lingers. Comment

Is US destined to become a refugee camp?

Perspective: The disgruntled day laborer from Guatemala who, allegedly, in a drunken rage tossed a roll of accelerant-soaked toilet paper into a baby carriage parked in the stairwell of a Bensonhurst building, is a poster boy for all that is wrong with a national immigration system depleted by an estimated 12-to-22 million squatters — how would the real figure even be known? — and hobbled by its tenuous grasp on the law. Comment

Rosy crime stats spark questions

Falling crime statistics are practically ubiquitous in Brooklyn, but if you’ve ever suspected that the plummeting figures delivered monthly at your local police community council meeting are just a little bit too rosy, you are not alone. Comment

Beep inauguration faux pas

Beep inauguration faux pas Comment

Fire rips through Bath Beach motel room

Bay News: There are hot sheet hotels, then there’s the Harbor Motor Inn Hotel, where some sheets caught fire Friday — but not from anything salacious, mind you. Comment

At the Loew’s Kings, everything old will be new again

The curtain could rise on the Loew’s Kings’ spectacular third act, as soon as the end of 2013. Comment

Grillin’ on the Bay benefit for St. Mark School

NYC’s only sanctioned BBQ contest — Grillin’ On The Bay — returns to Brooklyn in March. Comment

Dollar Van Demos dash down Flatbush

“Subways are played out. We’re doing dollar vans now,” said Cocoa Sarai from the second row of a Black Street Van Lines dollar van. Comment

Grandparents struggle to raise grandkids

Here in New York City, many grandparents have accepted the trying — and rewarding — task of raising their grandchildren. Comment

Traditional Lakota flutes combine with voices for Vocalise

The Human Company Productions and The Invisible Dog Art Center present Full Moon Vocalise, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. Comment

Brooklyn doctor to the rescue

When tragedy strikes around the world, one Brooklyn-based doctor is sure to lend a hand. Comment

Hell houses in Sheepshead Bay

Bay News: Hell house was painted over last week, but local Sheepshead Bay residents remain fearful. Comment

Alliance thinks twice about shrinking rink

Rising construction costs are forcing the Prospect Park Alliance to make some tough choices concerning the new Lakeside Center -- but neighborhood hockey players will not suffer. Comment

Peace burgers anyone? Heartless thugs make off with Seth Low JHS cow

Bay News: It was a sight to give anyone a “cow-niption”: a poster desperately seeking a life-size fiberglass “peace” bovine that recently disappeared from its grazing spot in front of Seth Low Intermediate School. Comment

Your weekly newsbriefs

TPS help for city’s Haitian community Comment

Loehmann’s returns to Sheepshead Bay

This is the week Loehmann’s devotees have been dreaming about. Comment

Road work on Guider Avenue Bridge

The city’s Department of Transportation is slated to close the East 8th Street Bridge for repairs starting Feb. 15 for between 12 and 18 months. Comment

Over 100 mourn the passing of 86th Street fire victims

Bay News: On January 30, the cold night air on 86th Street near 20th Avenue was filled with screams of pain and keening cries of anguish. Comment

Boody-IS 228 wins Junior High Novice Chess Crown for third year

The David A. Boody Intermediate School for Magnet Studies-IS 228 chess team won the first place award for the Junior High Novice level for the third straight year at the 44th Annual Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championships. Comment

Strip down to your skivvies to benefit wildlife

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Coney Island Polar Bear Club are teaming up on February 27 to host the second annual “Naked” Polar Bear Cruise (bathing suit required) to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society including the NY Aquarium in Coney Island and the Prospect Park Zoo. Comment

Two Boots’ Organ Jam anniversary coming up

The two year anniversary of the Two Boots Brooklyn Organ Jam is coming up March 8 at the restaurant, 514 Second Street, off Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The show stars the Dirty Boogaloo. Comment

Pratt students give multimedia sustainability report

More than 50 students submitted work in a variety of media in response to the 2009 exhibition season, and the most outstanding designs will be recognized with cash prizes by the professional jury. Comment

Rotterdam @ BAM Film Festival

BAMcinématek and International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announced the full lineup and schedule for Rotterdam @ BAM, a total of 14 features and a shorts program showcasing IFFR’s competition films — the VPRO Tiger Awards — taking place March 3-9. Comment

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra performs classical favorites

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage with a repertoire of three works: Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride” Overture and Three Dances, Von Weber’s Concerto for Bassoon in F with bassoonist Eddie Cabrera and Dukas’ Symphony in C. Comment

Become a volunteer Shore Line Trolley Museum operator

Ever have nostalgia about the trolley car days of Brooklyn? Now you can indulge that fantasy and turnback the clock. Comment

A tale of three Michaels

Mike, meet Mike. Comment

MTA moves ahead to get rid of Verrazano’s phantom toll booths

Bay Ridge: One of the most frustrating ways to get into the borough is one step closer to being fixed, now that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has hired a contractor to remove the phantom toll booths on the Brooklyn-bound side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Comments (8)
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Let’s face it; the standard Valentine’s Day is getting tired. Making goo-goo eyes over a candle-lit dinner next to 15 other couples playing footsie under the table has simply lost its appeal (not to mention the big problem: who’s got the cash?). Comments (1)
Park Slope: A group of merchants is about to drop a bombshell on Park Slope’s Seventh Avenue — proposing a tax hike on building owners to supplement existing city services like sanitation and policing. Comments (8)
Park Slope: Is he a con artist or just a contractor caught in a down economy? Comments (10)

Meet the new poet laureate — Tina Chang!

The problem with poets is that they live in an alternative universe. You go to their apartment, and it’s not like your home at all: the books are all different (“Poets in their Youth” or the Crab Orchard Review on the shelves) and the main room is uncluttered like the mind of someone who actually thinks for a living. Comments (2)

What a feeling? Bay Ridge Toyota digs out from the recall

Bay Ridge: What’s it like to be a Toyota dealer right now? We headed to Bay Ridge Toyota for an inside look. Comments (3)

Snow day! Schools will be closed on Wednesday

Yes, the city has made the call already. Comments (1)

Big Boerum Hill prostitution bust

Boerum Hill: Four Johns are collared in one sweep on Nevins Street. Comments (4)

There’s a new nose in town to fix Fort Hamilton stink

Bay Ridge: What in Bloomberg’s name is that rotten egg smell? Comment

Oh, Canada! Here’s a mountie scandal for you

Carroll Gardens: A fake Canadian police officer scams a Red Hook woman out of $1,700. Comment

More cupcakes are coming

Shopping: You know you want them. Comments (2)
A city plan to close 10 child-care centers in gentrifying neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn is misguided because it ignores the reality that most people using the facilities do so because they are near their workplaces, not their homes, critics said this week. Comments (4)

This perp took pills — stupid pills

Carroll Gardens: He left his prescription bottle at the scene of the crime and was soon arrested. Ah, if police work was always this easy. Plus all the crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Valentine’s Day is coming up — and Smartmom is nervous

Smartmom: Smartmom worries whether she — or her marriage — can stand up to the Valentine’s Day pressures. Comments (1)
Transit: Just in case you weren’t frustrated enough with last year’s F train service, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is scheduling another round of weekend service cuts for 2010. Comments (3)

New Blue Marble ice cream parlor will have soft serve!

Dining: This time, it’s all about the soft serve. Comments (2)

All it takes is a penny and a thirst at Ellis Bar

Nightlife: One penny. One pint. Seems like a good deal to us. Comments (1)
Downtown: MTA workers missed their deadline for some repairs at the long-decrepit Jay Street-Borough Hall station, so they did what anyone might do: they changed their deadline. Comment

Marty says that Fourth Avenue could be awesome someday

Park Slope: Fourth Avenue will go from a concrete wasteland straight out of “Frogger” to a thoroughfare with a green oasis in the middle — if Borough President Markowitz gets his way. Comments (11)
Crown Heights: Park Slope has its own state-of-the-art recreation facility in a city-refurbished armory — but now residents of Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights may see their nearby armories become neighborhood resources, too. Comments (5)
Dining: Even an optimistic name couldn’t save restaurant owners of Miracle Grill, who have closed and filed for bankruptcy, continuing a legacy of the little restaurants that couldn’t make it at that cursed corner of Seventh Avenue and Third Street. Comments (11)

Tanoreen is now twice as nice

Dining: Everybody’s favorite Middle Eastern eatery just got better, and by better, we mean bigger. Comments (4)

‘River’ dance! CB2 says yes to Cafe cabaret license for posh eatery

DUMBO: Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome — im cabaret, au cabaret, to cabaret at the posh River Café! Comments (1)

Revolt on ‘Wheels’! Sylvia Fields hates her city-provided meals

Brooklyn Angle: It all started when the city changed the way it pays for its Meals on Wheels providers. Now, some seniors in Brighton Beach are going crazy — and forcing our columnist to eat really bad meatloaf. Comments (5)
Cobble Hill: Nurses at Long Island College Hospital took to the street in front of the Cobble Hill medical center on Wednesday, alleging that the financially flatlining institution is tinkering with their contracts as it braces for new ownership. Comments (2)

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