Cleaning Our Waterways: Add “museum quality” to the list of adjectives for the gunk at the bottom of the fetid Gowanus Canal. Comments (2)

Erasmus’ Dukes wins with heavy heart, Far Rock’s Martinez sets Mayor’s Cup record

High School Sports: Tyquan Dukes was running for more than just himself after a difficult last few months. The Erasmus Hall junior had his great grandmother die a few months ago and grandmother two weeks ago. Comment

Canarsie senior tosses perfect game

High School Sports: For one day, the Canarsie baseball team felt like champions. Comment

Pace-ing herself: Hill will pitch for Setters in college

High School Sports: Kayla Hill was very particular when it came to picking a college. The James Madison star pitcher didn’t want something too far away. She also wasn’t interested in playing Division I, preferring the Division II level because of its less-strenuous workload. The excellent student also wanted a place that would challenge her academically. Comment


Bay News: CORRECTION Comment

NYC volleyball pioneer back coaching Aviation after stroke, heart surgery

Bay News: Freddie Rodriguez was teaching his last class of the day at Aviation HS back in November and he could hardly wait to get out of the Long Island City, Queens school. Afterward, he was heading to Chelsea Pier for a meet and greet with players from the Mets and Jets 1969 championship teams. Comment

Youth movement will try to lead Poly to sixth straight Ivy title

High School Sports: With many new faces, one thing is for certain with Poly Prep in 2011. Comment

Only Company XIV could make a sexy dance piece out of Bukowski

Austin McCormick and Charles Bukowski may come from two completely different artistic backgrounds, but they have at least one thing in common — women are their muse. Comment

The truth is out there! Sheepshead Bay man starts UFO hotline

Awesome: The latest immigrants to land in Brooklyn are little green men. Comments (2)

Food fight! Epic battle pits classicists vs. newcomers

Dining: What’s old is new again when it comes to Brooklyn’s dining scene. Comment

Mauzac is a good place for a drink

Bar Scrawl: Bar Scrawl takes his cartoonists’-eye view to Fort Greene’s Mauzac. Comment

Getting better all the time

Weekend Watch: Here are all the service changes affecting you this weekend (Saturday, April 16 at 12:01 am to Monday, April 18 at 5 am, unless otherwise noted). Comment
Red Hook: Red Hook is going green, as cruise ships docking in the neighborhood will plug in to the mainland electric grid rather than puke out poisonous diesel fumes beginning next year, the city announced today. Comments (8)
Mean Streets: The bikelash continues — this time on Bay Ridge Parkway. Comments (2)

The problem is, she’s still smokin’

Smokeout: North Brooklyn Parks honcha Stephanie Thayer has a setback in her anti-puffing campaign. Comments (10)
Williamsburg: Hark the herald angels sing — the church is a landmark! Comments (1)

It’s no fair! City policy kills several Flatbush street parties

Brooklyn Is Angry: Flatbush residents will have fewer opportunities to eat fried dough this year because the city has axed a handful of long-running street fairs on a technicality — and the neighborhood says it’s no fair. Comments (2)

Hola, Havana! BAM participates in citywide festival of Cuban culture

Art: But don’t expect a lot of Fidel or beisbol in this gallery show. Comments (2)

Boro Young Republican leader out — but successor vows to continue fighting party establishment

Politics: Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton may have thought he won his intra-party generational war when Jonathan Judge, the leader of the insurgent Brooklyn Young Republicans club, announced he would relinquish his seat — but Judge’s replacement vows that the tusk bashing will continue. Comments (9)

Snow problem! GPS device stolen from Sanitation plow

The Greatest Story Ever: Hey, Mayor Bloomberg — track this! Comments (2)
Williamsburg: They’re on the road again. Comments (11)
Meadows of Shame: No, it’s not this guy, but another “wildlife biologist” like him (yes, wildlife biologists, despite their titles, do kill geese). And the Sanitation Department is hiring one to specifically deal with the “problem” in Prospect Park. Comments (19)
Brooklyn Is Angry: Could it happen? On Tuesday, an entire neighborhood stares down the abyss. Will Community Board 1 step off the cliff, or take a step back? Comment

Here comes the bribe: Kruger hit with more charges

More crimes have been added to the morass of charges filed against state Sen. Carl Kruger — leaving the embattled legislator in even hotter water than he was before. Comments (1)

Leaning tower of pizza to be fixed

Williamsburg: Motorino will straighten out its act on Graham Avenue. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: As far as bookish parties go, this one wrote the chapter on having a good time. Comments (1)
Two of the city’s top high school handball players were slapped last week after a “rival coach” apparently tipped off education officials about the pair’s participation in a professional tournament. Comments (6)

Walcott shows good footing in first school event

At least he didn’t put his foot in his mouth. Comment
Cinema: The blockbusters opening this Memorial Day won’t just be the movies — it’ll be the movie house, too. Comment

Can a kid die of loneliness?

Fearless Living: Our columnist helps her son figure out one of life’s great lessons. Comment

Here’s a Passover dessert that can really cut the matzoh 

Dining: Making dessert during Passover is a bit of a challenge. Comments (1)

Beaten by a teen wolfpack

Brooklyn Paper: 76th Precinct Comment

Shattered Japan gives lesson in humanity

Perspective: Valiant Japanese survivors of the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami can give all of us a lesson in composure and civility as they try to piece together their torn lives in the midst of one of the worst disasters in the history of the world. Comment

Fort Ham students will walkout on Friday to free Ms. Milo

Students are rallying behind an unhinged art teacher who threatened to turn Fort Hamilton HS into another Columbine — and are planning a school-wide walkout Friday to protest her arrest. Comment

Thief was fool for gold

Brooklyn Paper: 76th PrecinctCarroll Gardens-Cobble HillJewel foolA creep with a gold bug burglarized a Henry Street home on April 1.Carroll chokeA man brutally attacked and robbed a woman on Carroll Street on March 31.Seat creepSomeone ransacked a car on Mill Street on April 2. Comment

Stan likes to tell you what he hates

Perspective: You’ve read about many of the things I like in this space, but here are some that I don’t like. Comment

Cops: Senior beat wife to death

Kings Courier: Arrested for murder Comment

Beaten by a teen wolfpack

Carroll Gardens: A man is beaten near the Smith-Ninth Street station. Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comments (7)

Racist graffiti mars church

Bay Ridge: Anti-Chinese graffiti has been splashed on the side of a closed Ovington Avenue church who’s new Asian-American owner has a controversial plan to tear down the place and replace it with an apartment building. Comments (6)
Mean Streets: Hundreds of cyclists — toddlers on tricycles, sign-waving mamas and helmet-clad dads — rode the Prospect Park West bike lane on Sunday to show support for the city’s most controversial cycle path. Comments (112)
Bridge ‘Park’: A federal judge has temporarily blocked a plan to turn the historic Tobacco Warehouse inside Brooklyn Bridge Park into an arts center run by the St. Ann’s Warehouse theater troupe. Comments (4)
Brooklyn Is Angry: Residents of DUMBO are shouting, “Cut!” to film crews who hog the streets of a neighborhood that is already besieged by street work and construction. Comments (13)

So what if the New Yorker rejected your story?

Nightlife: Read it at Halyards and get the last laugh. Comments (1)

Kids get to play in the big rigs at Touch a Truck fundraiser

Park Slope: Who needs toy trucks when you can tool around in the real McCoy? Comment

City moves ahead with co-location in PS 9 — despite state order

Brooklyn Is Angry: The Department of Education is moving ahead with a plan to jam a charter school into PS 9 building on Underhill Avenue, days after a state education official put the kibosh on the proposal. Comments (4)

A mega beer hall rises in Greenpoint — plus the other food gossip

Foodie-in-Chief: It’s another feast with our Foodie in Chief, Sarah Zorn. Comments (1)

Merchants on Ave. H want to conquer divide

A band of Midwood merchants say their piece of Avenue H has the potential to become the next hip strip in Brooklyn, but construction on the nearby B and Q trains has made its blessed subway station a curse. Comment

Police take blame for bloody park

The 70th Precinct’s top cop took the blame for a blunder that left a pool of blood at a Parade Grounds murder scene last week. Comment

No way on one way!

Bay News: A Sheepshead Bay lawmaker wants to ease traffic on congested Voorhies Avenue by turning it into a one-way street, but locals say his plan will worsen traffic flow. Comment

Parking spot slasher

Bay News: Sheepshead Bay residents are fighting to block a developer’s plan to build a three-story building with a valet parking lot that has only half the amount of spots that the zoning law requires. Comment

City makes ‘sexist payout’ to wounded female cop

Crime: The city offered a disabled female cop a $325,000 court settlement on March 29 — a day before claims that her sexist NYPD superiors had refused to give her a large line-of-duty injury pension were heard in Brooklyn federal court. Comment

Taps for Ridge memorial parade?

The Bay Ridge Memorial Day Parade may need a memorial parade of its own if organizers can’t come up with $20,000 necessary to put on the march down Third Avenue. Comment

Autism program “nests” at IS 278

Mill–Marine Courier: A long-coveted autism program will finally take flight at IS 278 — but parents fear the city hasn’t given up on its plans to put yet another school inside the beloved junior high. Comment

Concrete jungle! Panel rejects city’s latest plan for cement boardwalk

Concrete-hating Community Board 13 has rejected the Parks Department’s latest proposal to keep a cement path along the Riegelmann Boardwalk, but cover some of the iconic waterfront walkway with recycled plastic lumber. Comment

Senior killed in car accident

Mill–Marine Courier: Killed in crack-up Comment

Cops: Senior beat wife to death

Kings Courier: Arrested for murder Comment

Man killed on Snyder Ave.

Flatbush: Killed on Snyder Comment

Gunmen target Canarsie home

Canarsie: Poppin’ shots Comment

Kearney coach accepting new challenges as Tigers move to B/Q Division II

High School Sports: Moving down wasn’t Rocco Sellitto’s first preference. The Bishop Kearney girls basketball coach was adamant about staying in CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Division I despite a disappointing and underachieving season. Comment

Loaded Grand Street has experience on its side

High School Sports: His players have grown and they have added skills that weren’t there at this time last spring, but the biggest difference Melvin Martinez sees in his returners has nothing to do with velocity or how far they can hit a baseball. Comment

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis moves in with State Sen. Marty Golden!

Nicole Malliotakis, the assemblywoman whose shares her Bay Ridge district with a big portion of Staten Island, is going to be sharing her office as well. Comment

PSAL Brooklyn A West baseball preview: ‘Unpredictable’ Telecom looking to continue division success

High School Sports: Few coaches know what they have in early April, but Ed ‘D’Alessio takes that to the extreme. The Telecommunications baseball coach lost just one senior, outfielder Stan Simmons, and led the Yellow Jackets to a share of the Brooklyn A West division crown last spring with a host of underclassmen. Those youngsters haven’t progressed as much as D’Alessio expected. Comment

City will move Marty’s concerts from Asser Levy Park

Bay News: The shows will go on — but not in Asser Levy Park. Comment

Painted up pinchers rob 26-year-old

Bay News: W. Sixth rampage Comment

Changes on Parade

Flatbush: Police officials said last Wednesday they want to install more lighting, mount security cameras, institute new rules and beef up patrols inside the Parade Grounds after three brutal murders rocked the park during the last year — but park neighbors say they’ve been seeking those improvements for months and haven’t gotten a thing. Comment

Deeper, older Xaverian a favorite in CHSAA Class AA

High School Sports: Xaverian is back. Comment

Carmine screeches about charter schools

Perspective: It is no secret that the Community Education District 21, of which I am a former member and maintain close ties with, is fighting a losing battle against the Department of Education and the Bloomberg Administration over charter schools. The city is determined to shoehorn the Coney Island Prep charter school into a Department of Education building, sharing precious space and resources with one of our public schools, and it’s not going to stop until it gets that job done. Its latest target is IS 303. Comment

Gerritsen Beach Knights of Columbus burglarized

A crew of crooks broke into a Gerritsen Beach Knights of Columbus Hall on March 31, swiping thousands of dollars collected to combat cystic fibrosis — and angering 400 chapter members hoping to top last year’s contribution to the cause. Comment

Former Brookdale Hospital chief indicted

The disgraced CEO of Canarsie’s Brookdale University Hospital has been indicted for his shady dealing with embattled state Sen. Carl Kruger. Comment

Golden: Parker should face same tribunal as Monserrate

Call it the Golden rule. Comment

Bicyclist in near mugging

Bay News: 62nd Precinct Comment

The Belt Parkway is just one long strip mall

Perspective: Neighborhoods decline when our city’s main streets decline, and the area tumbles into a darkened abyss. Just look around. Comment

Only Company XIV could make a sexy dance piece out of Bukowski

Dance: Austin McCormick and Charles Bukowski may come from two completely different artistic backgrounds, but they have at least one thing in common — women are their muse. Comments (1)
Dance: And was — before Natalie Portman made it all nutsy. Comments (1)
Park Slope: The King of Cupcakes is dead — but the epic fight over the demise of the popular Park Slope shop wages on. Comments (18)
Brooklyn Is Angry: Could it happen? On Tuesday, an entire neighborhood stares down the abyss. Will Community Board 1 step off the cliff, or take a step back? Comments (7)
Carroll Gardens: Hollywood hotties turned Carroll Gardens into a winter wonderland this week, tossing up glittering Christmas decorations as a backdrop for “New Year’s Eve,” a romantic comedy starting cinematic sexpot Josh Duhamel and Sarah Jessica Parker. Comments (13)
Williamsburg: Six years of negotiations yield a deal on Commercial Street. Comments (9)

Bklyn Heights builder plans something novel — a brownstone actually made of brownstone

Brooklyn Heights: It’s back to the future for a great building material in a great borough. Comments (2)

City to close ‘Norah’ loophole and require public hearing for alterations

Cobble Hill: Call it the Norah Jones effect. Comments (8)

No-arm bandit robs man on Fifth Avenue!

Park Slope: The city’s “smart meters” aren’t so brainy after all — as one man found on Fifth Avenue last month. Comments (15)

Williamsburg Bridge’s Brooklyn-bound lanes to close for three upcoming Saturdays

Williamsburg: Brooklyn-bound drivers on the Williamsburg Bridge will be stuck in traffic for three Saturdays in April and May as the span’s outroadway is closed for repairs. Comments (4)
Mean Streets: Bicyclists will participate in a massive group ride on Sunday to show support for their beleaguered Prospect Park West bike lane, now the subject of a lawsuit, political pressure, dueling polls, and more international media coverage than some real wars. Comments (39)

Marty loves Dennis — a tale of two press releases

We just got Borough President Markowitz’s statement on new Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott — and it’s a rave! How do we know? We’re reading the tea leaves, that’s how. Comments (5)

Cops: Fort Greene teacher beat student

Fort Greene: A teacher at PS 46 was arrested for roughing up a 7-year-old girl inside the Clermont Avenue school on Wednesday. Comments (8)

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