Posted on 10 April 2010.
*Did you make it to the Department of Transportation’s Brooklyn Greenway meeting on April 8? Streetsblog did, and brought back this report. Everyone agrees that the proposition of a waterfront greenway poses a challenge for the neighborhood, but also a huge boon in an area with little open space. Have opinions on the proposal? Leave a comment!
*The story of Michael Romero, 32, who was shot and killed by plainclothes police after a struggle over a gun, continues. Police now say they identified themselves as NYPD before Romero took out a gun. (He apparently said “You want to see my ID? Here’s my ID!” before taking out his silver .357 Rossi). Romero’s aunt says her nephew was “good” but “sick,” Gothamist reports. Romero was shot in the shoulder, and pronounced dead on arrival Lutheran hospital. Police found a second gun and a large bag of marijuana in the possession of the ex-con, who had 34 arrests on his record.
*The Sunset Park Rec Center has free baseball and softball leagues this summer. You can find more information here.
*State Senator Eric Adams cares about you—and your pants. The former NYPD captain has started a “stop the sag” campaign, advising those who rock their waistbands low to “raise your pants! Raise your image!” Indy Posted seemed like a fan, but kids in Crown Heights, where most of the billboards have gone up, were skeptical. Thoughts?
*Those of you rushing to the theater to see the new Liam Neeson movie After.Life but have an eerie feeling of déjà vu—Green-Wood Cemetery has a cameo in the drama that takes on age old theme of the the-not-quite-dead from the inside of a mortuary.
*The Village Voice’s Sarah DiGregorio chowed down at Wong Wong Noodles.
*Sunset Park Stills made good use of the recent night weather—there are some lovely new shots of the neighborhood on the blog.
Posted in Arts & Culture, Crime, Events, In the News, education
Posted on 10 April 2010.
This notice about the baseball and t-ball league at the Rec Center came over the transom this week. Seems like a great summertime activity for kids around the neighborhood:
Sunset Park Recreation Center has a baseball and t-ball league open for registration right now. Coaches are volunteers (if you’d like to help let them know that as well). The uniforms are also free. The only thing you’d have to pay for is the recreation center membership ($25-50). The membership includes axis to the gym, computer lab and other activities like yoga in addition to the baseball league.
The center is located in the park 7th ave and 43rd street 718-965-6533. The best thing to do, however, is go there in person rather than call.
Posted in Announcements, Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Features, In the News, education
Posted on 13 December 2009.
Sunset Park turned out in droves Saturday at the Rec Center a gift and chance for a Polaroid with Santa at Health Plus’s annual Holiday Celebration. The line snaked out the door for the lucky who had made the cut around 3:30pm when the event began to wind down. Read the full story
Posted in Events, Health and Environment
Posted on 10 December 2009.
Two Sunset Park-related articles caught my eye recently.
The New York Times did a great piece on the Ardon Sweet Science Gym, the last boxing gym left in Sunset Park. Pat Russo used to run another gym at the Sunset Park Rec Center. The Parks Department ousted the ring from the Sunset Park Rec Center in 2007 to make room for an after-school program. Don’t miss the slideshow that accompanies the story.
The Brooklyn Eagle featured a run down of what city council member spent in their recent campaigns for office. The quarter-million dollar figures seem like chump change when compared with the whopping $100 million that Bloomberg shelled out in his race for a third term. That said, it’s always interesting to see how much people think their seat is worth. Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez of Sunset Park made the list; according to the Eagle, she spent $232,858 during her successful bid to stay in office.
Posted in In the News, Politics, seen and heard
Posted on 26 October 2009.
See more of the Health Plus Halloween party here.
Posted in Happenings