Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

Williamsburg’s Country Brunchin’ Hands Down the Most Fun You Can Have at Brunch Time

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By Alissa Fleck Country Brunchin’ at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg is easily one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done in the City. It’s also just the latest variation on the Brooklyn theater/restaurant’s weekend brunch series, celebrating the “sweet sweet South and all its goodness.” This event is 100% ideal for people whose [&hellip
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The Sinkhole That Swallowed Bay Ridge Street Not the First the City Has Seen

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo of the Bar Ridge Sinkhole by Twitter user @gazawia When she left to walk the dog yesterday afternoon, Maddie Flood found something unusual in the middle of the street outside her Bay Ridge home: an enormous hole. Flood and her mother Anette had just parked her car in front of the house five minutes ago. Now, it was teetering on the edge of a [&hellip
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Four of the Most Dangerous New York City Projects

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by Alissa Fleck Violence is on the rise in the City this summer and cops blame everything from heat waves to the recession to tensions caused by—the ultimate hot-button issue—stop-and-frisk (or would that be the impending soda ban?). Unfortunately, either way, the City’s housing projects seem to suffer most in times like these. While it’s [&hellip
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Is Wal-Mart Trying to Sweet Talk Their Way into a Queens Location?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

walmart By Paul Bisceglio   Goodbye “iron triangle,” hello Wal-Mart? The big-box chain has been working to establish its first New York City branch in Brooklyn’s Gateway II for over a year, and now the Daily News reports that Wal-Mart might also be looking to set up shop at Willets Point, the industrial neighborhood across from [&hellip
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Kidnapped Man Found in Police Detective’s Garage

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Via Wiki Commons by Adel Manoukian A kidnapped man was found inside a police detective’s garage in Queens this past Saturday. The victim was found after police traced a $75,000 ransom demand phone call to the Springfield Gardens home of 17-year NYPD veteran and member of a Brooklyn gang investigation unit, Ondre Johnson. There is not enough evidence [&hellip
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Proposed Legislation Cracks Down on Reckless Driving

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NYC street. Photo by Andy C. Photo courtesy of Wikipimedia Commons. After a string of high profile fatal accidents, ten City Council members have introduced legislation reforming the NYPD’s approach to crash investigation and traffic regulation enforcement. The package of legislation announced on July 24th includes the Crash Investigation Reform Act, which creates a task force to inspect and restructure the NYPD’s crash investigation procedures. A [&hellip
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Live Jazz Performers Release Albums

Written by Howard Mandel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

There’s no guarantee that jazzers performing live in New York City in the next couple of weeks are going to evoke their recent records. So much the better. Live, expect surprises. On their albums, here’s what some artists with gigs coming right up are doing: Nate Radley, a punctilious guitarist, is at Barbes in Brooklyn [&hellip
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Uprising at McCarren Park Pool: Is Anyone Surprised? Neighbors From the 80s Would Say “NO”

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At this point, the surprise at seeing Greenpoint’s McCarren Park Pool linked to aggression in the headlines has seriously worn off. At the risk of downplaying the gravity of the violence, the pool is becoming something of a sitting duck. (by Alissa Fleck) On Tuesday, police actually required backup to deal with chaos at the [&hellip
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MTA Driver Catches Girl in Three Story Fall [Video]

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Picture 1 By Paul Bisceglio   If you’re looking to restore your faith in humanity, look no further than this video of Stephen St. Bernard, 52, catching a seven-year-old girl on Monday after she fell from her family’s third floor apartment in Brooklyn. [Video courtesy of http://nbcnewyork.com.] NBC New York reports that the MTA city bus driver [&hellip
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Brooklyn Residents Take Gowanus Into Their Own Hands

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The gross canal is experiencing new attempts to finally get it clean While still far, and I mean far from any semblance of cleanliness, Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal is slowly cleaning up its act. Recently mentioned by the New York Times, roughly two dozen local residents beat the city to the punch and —in step with the [&hellip
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