Day: May 13, 2011

City Politics

At Wit's End: Bloomberg's Street Initiatives

Although there is great fun in skewering the Bloomberg Administration like a shish kebab at a Halal stand, there are a few things in which I agree with our billionaire mayor. Among these items is Hizzoner’s fanatical approach to putting pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and bike lanes around the city. It almost makes the city civilized. I […]readmore


Student Petition For A Meeting with President Pollard

In our democratic country of America, the people have a right to TRANSPARENCY. This means that any activities utilizing taxpayer funds must be open to the public review. We are respectfully requesting that Medgar Evers College President Dr. William Pollard and his executive cabinet convene a special meeting to answer basic questions about problems which […]readmore

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Police Beat * 5-12-2011

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Wine robbery An unknown thief robbed a wine bar and restaurant on May 4, police said. Police believe the crook entered the Abigail Wine Bar and Restaurant, 807 Classon Avenue, some time after 3 am through the side window and exited the same way. The owner reported […]readmore

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Concerns Remain On Day Care Cuts

Mayor Bloomberg restored his plan to slash over 16,000 day care slots last week, but at least one City Council member is saying his figures don’t add up. Bloomberg cut the slots – that are a lifeline to working parents – in his preliminary Fiscal Year 2012 budget saying it would save the city $95 […]readmore


Restoration Plaza readies for grand reopening

One of Bed-Stuy’s crown jewels, Restoration Plaza on Fulton Street, is getting ready to show itself off again after a five-year, $10 million renovation. “We hope to have the plaza open for outdoor seating around June 1,” said Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Chief Operating Officer Dyrnest Sinckler. “At that time, the steps and windows in the […]readmore