June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Other News

Tea And Crumpets In Brooklyn...“Oh My”

On Saturday, June 22, 2013, The Breukelen Girl Scouts of Gateway D (Troops 2101, 2102, and 2104) celebrated the day by hosting a Tea Party. More...

Councilman Says Troubled Programs Are Restored In City Budget

Over the past few months, residents may have heard about resources in the community being cut. With funding for libraries, senior centers, firehouses and community centers dwindling, there was concern about the fate of many city operated programs. More...

New York Youth Musicians Celebrate Their Sixth Annual Concert

Opening the show with “Oye Como Va!”, the New York Youth Musicians celebrated a superb year of growth with their annual concert. More...

There’s A Silver Lining For This Youngster!

What does a local Olympic finalist do after they’ve finished competing and won a shiny, prestigious medal? More...

Little Old Canarsie – The Next Generation: The Old Train Crossing

My father grew up in a number of paper mill towns in central Alabama and along the panhandle of Florida. He said as a child there was no need for an alarm clock. More...

Local Street Goes “Wireless”

Residents said they heard a “thud” before these “live wires” fell down in the middle of East 102nd Street between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue J Monday afternoon. More...

Gerritsen Beach Residents Win The Lottery!

Gerritsen Beach residents are still feeling the impact of Superstorm Sandy eight months after the storm devastated their coastal community. Many lost furniture that they have not been able to replace due to financial struggles. More...

Some Good News For Gerritsen Readers

The Gerritsen Beach branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has been closed for eight months since Superstorm Sandy flooded the building. The facility is not scheduled to reopen until after Christmas while necessary renovations are completed. More...

The Active Consumer

Summer’s finally here! Have you got any plans to ring in the season? If you’ve got financial woes, you won’t be thinking about fun in the sun for awhile. More...

Summer Makeover For Jamaica Bay Library

Upgrades at the Jamaica Bay Library are now complete and open to the public. The library, located at 9727 Seaview Avenue, reopened its doors on Tuesday, June 25th after being closed since May 25th to undergo technology upgrades. More...

NYPD Catch Of The Day

A firearm was seen floating in Jamaica Bay off Canarsie Pier last Sunday. Local fishermen say they tried to “catch” the gun with their fishing lines but were unable to do so because of very high and low tides. More...

SUV Flips On Street Known For Speeding

Paerdegat Avenue North has a long-standing reputation as a speeding zone – and for good reason. At approximately 1:35 p.m. More...

Beat The Heat At Cooling Centers

Sweltering heat got you down? Never fear, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has announced cooling centers are open and just in time with three 90 plus degree days. More...

Car Chase Leads To Chaos

Like a scene out of the Fast and Furious or any other summer blockbuster, this car chase led to police arresting three people. The surreal action unfolded on Ditmas Avenue on Wednesday, June 19th around 8 p.m. More...

Carro Center Celebrates Grand Opening Of Active Adult Program

Three months after the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Marine Park’s Carmine Carro Community Center, residents celebrated the grand opening of the center’s active adult programs. More...

Synagogue Construction Angers Residents At CB 15

A proposed enlargement of a synagogue at 1782-1784 East 28th Street between Quentin Road and Avenue R had many homeowners outraged at Monday night’s Community Board 15 meeting, held at Kingsborough Community College’s staff lounge. More...

Celebrating National Caribbean- American Heritage Month

Photos and text by Nikki Tucker June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Since 2006, this commemoration bridges the gap between Caribbean immigrants and the American people. More...

Community Safety Act Turns The Heat Up

With a heat wave baking New York City, the rhetoric has been flaring up at City Hall between Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and City Councilman Jumaane Williams about the impending vote on the Community Safety Act (CSA). More...

Community Board 18 Approves FDNY’s Request To Establish Additional EMS Units For East Brooklyn

Last Wednesday marked the final meeting of Community Board 18 for the fiscal year. More...

Fifth Avenue Comes To Gerritsen Beach

Volunteers continue to fill the streets of Gerritsen Beach eight months after Superstorm Sandy cut a path of destruction through the community. More...

In Spite Of Sandy, The Show Must Go On!

Text and photos by Linda Steinmuller More...

Watch Where You’re Going!

This pothole, along with many others seen around Canarsie, just seemed to pop out of nowhere...until you’re driving that is! More...

VIEWS ON DENTAL HEALTH

We Have A Problem

If your toothbrush turns pink after brushing, you have a dental problem—one that should not go unattended. Experiencing bleeding gums is likely an indicator of gingivitis. More...

Learning About Mental Health From Our Children

Some years ago, I had the wonderful experience of being one of six adults accompanying 31 ten-year-olds from the 5th grade class 5-341 of P.S. 272 on a three-day outing at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Cold Spring, New York. More...

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