We all did terrible things this winter -- think of the subway fares evaded, the stingy tips left for delivery guys, the string of unsolved arsons committed up and down the East Coast. Now summer is almost upon us, and that means it's time to improve your karma. Luckily for you, June is Adopt a Shelt ... More >>
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Two scumbags attacked a 60-year-old woman on Tuesday -- one of them sexually assaulted her while the other suspect robbed the victim, cops say. The first slimeball rang the doorbell on a Marine Park, Brooklyn business and asked whether the owner was available, "because he had some papers for him." ... More >>
HLA is a new kind of charter school
Tobacco leaves drying. via Chang W. Lee/NYTWhile you losers are out there paying $12 a pack for your Marlboro Lights -- or even quitting, like the quitters you are -- Audrey Silk, a retired cop in Brooklyn, is growing her own cigs for a quarter of the price. Silk lives in Marine Park and is the f ... More >>
Because untreated grease gives us all something to smile about!Here's yet another reason we find ourselves weary of the continuing existence of T.G.I. Friday's.
The New York Times reports today that charter schools are sometimes in conflict with their public-school hosts, particularly as regards space, on which some P.S. personnel and parents think they get shafted: at Middle School 126 in Williamsburg, for example, access to the school library is granted t ... More >>
Twitpic by limespark. Thanks to Memorial Day it was a short week, but seemed as eventful as a full one. Why is it always like that? The weekend was full of excitement, with a weak-ass Coney "festival" and a bombed Starbucks. Times Square went carless, pissing off Andrea Peyser. President Obama ... More >>
The city is eager to put a charter school called Hebrew Language Academy, bankrolled by the Stenhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, in Marine Park. There have been objections from civil libertarians and from Diane Ravitch to the presumed religious nature of the school. But yesterday, GerritsenBeach. ... More >>
Two more schools are closing due to SSF (suspected swine flu), this time in Brooklyn: St. Brigid's in Bushwick and Good Shepherd in Marine Park. The CDC number of confirmed U.S. cases holds steady at 64 at its website, but the CDC's acting director has told a news conference that it's now actually 9 ... More >>
Congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner stepped up his game this weekend. On Saturday he put out a release complaining that there are "109 Sex Offenders Living within 10 Blocks" of local YMCAs, YWCAs, YMHAs and YWHAs. His proposed solution is $100 million in federal funds for GPS tracking t ... More >>
Red and alive in Brooklyn's Dyker Heights
While the city is boasting of another historic crime drop, they are soft-pedaling -- with the egregious cooperation of the press -- one sobering stat: the homicide rate has actually risen five percent against last year, When one thinks homicide, one doesn't generally think of neighborhoods like Kew ... More >>
Commemorations of the attacks of September 11, 2001 are planned or have been held in all five boroughs. Mayor Bloomberg will hold a private remembrance tomorrow at Zuccotti Park at Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street, starting at 8:40 a.m. The victims' named will be read and four momen ... More >>
Courtesy of GerritsenBeach.net, this is a video of a guy in an Elmo suit dancing for children to Michael Jackson's "Beat It." It was part of the neighborhood's Gerritsen Games. Check Elmo eating the ice cream around 2:30. Lulz. Gerritsen Beach, you should note for future reference, is in Broo ... More >>
Their life almost sounded like a sitcom: a divorce lawyer and his mediator wife who were madly in love. The story came to a tragic end yesterday when Mark Schwartz and Christina Petrowski-Schwartz were both found shot to death in the bedroom of their Marine Park home. The Daily News makes the story ... More >>
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