Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

St. Stan’s Still Providing Sports for Kids After Twenty Years

St. Stan’s Still Providing Sports for Kids After Twenty Years

BY IAN THOMSON
Frank Carbone’s push to expand the league’s online presence saw this year’s race drawing a record 449 runners—123 more than last year’s previous high—and netting $5,000 in entrance fees that will pay for sports equipment, gym utility bills and countless trophies and medals for the league’s participants.


Changing Demographics Leads to Diversity in Greenpoint School

Changing Demographics Leads to Diversity in Greenpoint School

BY IAN THOMSON

“The world is a diverse community, and this school is a microcosm of the world.”


‘Macho’ Father of Three Slain in Boerum Hills, Brooklyn

‘Macho’ Father of Three Slain in Boerum Hills, Brooklyn

BY DEREK SIMONS

A cardboard box protected a makeshift memorial of more than 50 candles from the gusting wind today. Mourners arrived in a steady stream on Monday to light even more and to write messages on the box in memory of Victor Zapata, who was shot shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday.


Recession Bites Restaurants – Restaurants Bite Back

Recession Bites Restaurants – Restaurants Bite Back

BY PAULA NEUDORF

On a busy street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Carlos Torres is managing a near-empty restaurant. Businesses are packed in like shoeboxes on this block of Broadway, between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue, where the brakes of the JMZ screech on the raised tracks overhead. Torres is the manager of Zocalo, a four-year-old Mexican restaurant whose small storefront is easy to miss.
“I’m going to be honest with you,” Torres said. “This year was really hard.”


Union Protests Disrupt Opening of Sunset Park High School

Union Protests Disrupt Opening of Sunset Park High School

BY PAULA NEUDORF

The grand opening of the first public high school in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, was ushered in by a towering inflatable rat. As chattering ninth-graders filed into the building for their first day of school in the brand-new facility, members of the engineer’s union Local 94 chanted slogans near the school’s entrance.