May 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Park Service Decides To Close Pier Overnight For Cleaning

Following months of controversy over whether Canarsie Pier should be closed overnight, Gateway National Park Service (NPS) officials decided that, beginning May 23, it will be closed to the public from 2-5 a.m. More...

Assemblyman Prods D.O.T. For Local Street Repairs

Assemblyman Alan Maisel this week wrote to Sadik-Kahn, the New York City Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, pointing out to her the many streets in Canarsie that are in desperate need of repair. More...

Group Offers Way To Fight Parking Tickets For Free

New York City's beleaguered motorists now have a whole new way to determine if the parking ticket they received is worth fighting. More...

Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Question: Many American-born children in Brooklyn have parents facing deportation. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Switching Bulbs Can Enlighten (Up) Your Life

I'm not a rabid environmentalist, but I am partial to energy-efficient light bulbs. It's one of the few "green" changes I've made in the last few years and it's rewarding to do what little I can to save the planet for future generations. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Of Block Parties & Flea Markets And The Lost Art Of Haggling

When Martha Jean Rosiello came into our office last week to give us the information on the 50th anniversary party for current and former staffers at P.S. More...

Special Sections

Other News

Students Show Communities Come Together 'No Matter What'

Students at P.S. 114 put on a play demonstrating that no matter what, everyone is somehow affected by tragedy and communities find extraordinary ways of coming together. More...

High-Tech "Sky Watch" Facility Overlooks E. 81st & Flatlands

Addressing a problem of increased crime in the vicinity of Flatlands Ave-nue and East 81st Street, the 69th Pre-cinct has installed a new booth tower facility there. More...

Polish Holocaust Savior Featured In Courier Dies

A 98-year-old woman, who has been called one of the great heroines of World War II for smuggling thousands of Jewish children to safety, died this week in her native Poland. More...

Sports

American League Cricketers Represent Brooklyn In Mayor's Cup

The American League cricketers defeated representatives of the Brook-lyn League by 57 runs in the second round of the Mayor's Cup cricket cham-pionship last weekend to stake their claim as Brooklyn's representative as the knockout competitio More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

New Steps Forward For A Greener, Greater City

Over the past year, I've met with mayors from Seattle to Shanghai to share strategies about the environmental problems that are facing all of us. More...

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