Dining: Whether you’re a complete amateur or consider yourself a budding Batali, cooking lessons are a way to fine-tune your skills, or learn new ones. And with the holidays upon us, there’s never been a better time to perfect your braising technique or try your hand at baking bread. Here’s a roundup of classes at three Brooklyn cooking institutions. Comment.
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: If there’s any community theater company that can pull off a good show about a community theater company trying to pull off a good show, it’s the Heights Players — and they did with their modern rendition of the 1930s-era “Room Service.” Comments (3).
Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park officials have brushed aside a demand by local elected officials to allow public scrutiny of a raft of proposals to turn the old Tobacco Warehouse into an arts and community center. Comments (4).
Greenpoint: A hero of democracy finally got his due.
The Board of Elections honored poll coordinator Stanley Denker this week for remaining at work on Election Day even after he was mugged and brutally assaulted on his way to a Greenpoint polling site that morning. Comments (3).
Health: It’s health care enrollment season — and cold and flu season — so our healthiest reporter, Joe Anuta, sat down with Lesly Kernisant, chairman of Preferred Health Partners, to discuss the state of Brooklyn’s health care. Comments (2).
Williamsburg: DUMBO titans David and Jed Walentas have received $15 million in federal stimulus money to revive their stalled luxury hotel in Williamsburg — even though the city thinks that the project will create far few jobs than the developers promised. Comments (4).
Columbia Street residents are thrilled that the beverage trucks that once plied their quiet street have been re-routed onto the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, bringing to an end a familiar controversy in which locals wrestled with the growing port on the waterfront. Comments (8).
Brooklyn Heights: An acting student fell to his death from his dorm room inside the St. George Hotel in Brooklyn Heights early on Sunday — and cops are investigating whether the man took psychedelic mushrooms before the plunge. Comments (16).
Park Slope: Opponents of the mosque in Sheepshead Bay are playing the same game as right-wing fear-mongerers who have targeted the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, according to an alleged victim of Islamophobia. Comments (1).
Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s coolest teenager, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, celebrated its 16th birthday at Causey Gallery on Wythe Avenue last Saturday night with some of its best friends including a smorgasbord of neighborhood heroes. Comment.
Music: By day, Jonah Bruno is the spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. By night, he plays a banjo and sings bluegrass songs about being the spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. Comments (1).