Our Time Press

Day: <span>March 3, 2011</span>

Sports

Knicks: Contenders or Pretenders? By Eddie Castro Who says it’s too early to think playoffs? Well, as we hit the month of March, the NBA playoffs are around the corner. Last week, Brooklynites rejoiced as the hometown kid returned home. Carmelo Anthony finally landed in the “Big Apple.” To evaluate the “new-look” Knicks first week, […]Read More

At Witt's End

When it comes to buffoons there is nothing worse than billionaire buffoons. That’s because when buffoons on a park bench or in a tavern makes an ass of themselves it’s usually good for a laugh. But a billionaire buffoon actually has the clout to turn the entire bar into fools with him. I came to […]Read More

The Parent's Notebook

SANKOFA The Education Debacle continues to teach.  This current attack on teachers regardless of the tactic used amounts to elimination of rights and concentration of power.  In New York City the catchphrase is “Merit not Seniority”.  The million dollar question is “Who or what defines merit?”  Considering past evidence, I’d say it would be Mayor […]Read More

Police Beat

77th Precinct covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights Slick robbery A thief allegedly left no traces after burglarizing a man’s apartment on Feb. 20, police said. The 32-year-old victim said he came home to his Grand Avenue apartment around 1 pm to find his Mac Book Pro computer missing. There were no signs of forced […]Read More

Questions raised about New York Supermarket chain’s hiring practices

By Eric M. Deadwiley, February 23, 2011 The Food Bazaar Supermarkets have been a local staple in the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn for many years now. Every week around Thursday or Friday, supermarket flyers are left at the doors of all the local residents notifying us of the “Sales” the supermarkets are promoting for the […]Read More

Billboard Demeaning to African Americans Removed Within 48 Hours

The Story, The Players, The Background The alarm sounded on Monday, Feb. 22, by Council member Letitia James. “New York City Billboard Targets Abortion in Black Community,” read a statement from her office. “Compares Abortion to Terrorism; Refers to ‘Genocidal Plot’.” James’ office provided information from Life Always, an advertising organization that represents pro-life campaigns […]Read More

City secretly reduces hours at Herbert Von King Cultural Center

  The Best of Our Time: John Llanos, former archaeologist and one of New York City’s best kept secrets as a master ceramicist, is on permanent leave from the Cultural Arts Center of Von King Park. Mr. Llanos introduced the ceramic arts to hundreds in the Central Brooklyn community. Mr. Llanos also created the breathtaking […]Read More