Archive | November, 2008

Speak Your Mind: Does Hillary Really “Heart” NY?

Three words that go together as much as “economy, fundamentals and strong” … “Hillary, Clinton and Diplomat.” Once upon a time, there was a radio talk show host in Albany, NY who was appalled at the thought of the then-First Lady being anointed the next US Senator by the Democratic Party. So, given the chance […]

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P.S. 8 Wins Blackboard Award

Manhattan Media, publishers of the Our Town newspaper and other titles issued its Blackboard Awards yesterday.  Our own P.S. 8, which was recently given an “F” by the DOE, took home an award for “Brooklyn’s Rising Star Public Elementary School” the Brooklyn Eagle reports.

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Danish Fair This Weekend

The Danish Seamen’s Church will host its annual holiday season fair on Friday, November 21 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., and on Saturday, November 22 from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Fair will be held at two locations: “Danish Food, Crafts, Christmas Ornaments, Music and much more” (last year the “much more” included glog) […]

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Riverside Tenants: Garage Flap is Not Over

Despite the go ahead yesterday from the Landmark Preservation Commission allowing the Pinnacle Group to build an underground garage at the Riverside Apartments,  tenants are shouting “it’s not over until the Fat Lady sings”. The tenants group has hired the law firm of Collins Dobkin Miller to represent them at New York State Division of […]

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What’s Next for Workers at Montague Key Food?

Less than a week after Mamadou “Mohammed” Doucoure was demoted from his position as Assistant Manager to “overnight stock boy” at the Key Food on Montague Street,  he claims store owner Enrico Palazio threatened him with a disciplinary measure for punching in a few minutes early. “I was standing by the time-clock, and a customer […]

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Two Trees Caught “Red Handed”

Cobble Hill Association President Jeff Strabone has foiled Two Trees’ attempt to disguise height-limit-busting cabana penthouses at 194 Atlantic Avenue as “stair bulkheads”.  Read more at Cobble Hill Blog.

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Open Thread Wednesday 11/19/08

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Report: Riverside Garage Given LPC A-OK

The controversial underground parking garage at the Riverside Apartments was given the green light from the Landmark Preservation Commission today according to Brownstoner.   The Pinnacle Group’s original proposal was shot down earlier this year.   The new proposal decreases the number of parking spaces to under 100 and does not include the original’s plan to place […]

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4BR at 1 Pierrepont Street: Nice Spread if You Can Get It

Brownstoner writes today about a 4 BR apt at 1 Pierrepont Street, complete with maid’s quarters, that’s on the market for $6.2 million.  Yes, that’s more than what the entire “Moonstruck House” sold for:

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Scandal! Boobies, Butts on Court Street

While many folks here have voiced that they’re not offended by the “Aesthetic Crimes of Henry Street” some Brooklyn Heights residents are FREAKING OUT over “explicit” images on display at a Court Street newsstand: NY Times Blogs: At Newsstands…: It was the kind of explicit image that used to be at home in adult bookstores […]

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