Brooklyn Fire Seriously Injures Firefighter

December 30, 2008


A firefighter was rushed to Coney Island Hospital’s Trauma Center on Tuesday, Dec. 30, after a portion of a wall in a three-story building collapsed, resulting in an injury to his shoulder. The three-alarm fire occurred at 222 Kings Highway. Nine other firefighters and eight civilians were treated for minor injuries.

 The fire began in a Collector’s Fantasy Store on the first floor. It was considered difficult to contain because of the strong wind gusts. – Norma Rodriguez


1610 Ave. S Approved

December 15, 2008


The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals on Tuesday gave the green light to Samuel Kahan, a developer, to go forward with a project that will plop a six-story, 25-unit building on the corner of a residential block.


Councilman Mike Nelson’s Wife Died

December 10, 2008

Sheila Nelson, who had been battling cancer for years, died today at New York Community Hospital with the her husband by her side. She had been ill for a while and took a turn for the worse two days ago, when she battled double pneumonia. More later


November 27, 2008

Jim Meadows

Gerritsen Beach Fire Department— The Brooklyn View

Bloggers and Press Passes— The Brooklyn View

Unfair Fare Hikes— Fred Friedman

All My Sons Review

November 27, 2008

Arthur Miller’s Other Play— Elyse Trevers

Brooklyn Small Business Feeling the Squeeze

November 27, 2008

Small Brooklyn businesses borrowed 38 percent less from banks as compared to last year, according to a study released last week by representatives Anthony Weiner and Nydia Velazquez. The Story HERE.

Sheepshead Starbucks Gets Drive Thru OK’d

November 21, 2008

images  Community Board 15 says the Nostrand Avenue Starbucks that is set to open in January can provide visitors with a drive thru. During the same zoning hearing, the board also approved 3 homes for construction and killed one idea.