Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mill Basin

Feds plan massive urban campsite at Floyd Bennett Field — with private help

In the next few years, camping at Floyd Bennett Field may be brought to you by Bass Pro Shops and L.L. Bean. Comment.
Borough-wide

Straight arrow: Bishop bans pols over gay marriage vote

The Diocese of Brooklyn banned state officials who voted for same-sex marriage from honoring students or even appearing at Catholic schools and parishes as punishment for their role in destructing “the single most important institution in human history.” Comment.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Williamsburg

The play’s the play as gaming and theater are merged at this festival

This year’s Game Play Festival, which features theatrical works that draw inspiration from the world of video gaming, offers as many different types of shows as there are consoles. Comment.
Park Slope

Our Celebrate Brooklyn pick of the week: Los Lobos

This band still has it after more than 30 years on the Chicano rock scene. Comments (1).

Friday, July 1, 2011

Gowanus

This opera about lust makes the Gowanus sexier than ever

It’s called “La Calista,” and it’s pretty hot. Comment.
Cinema

Enjoy the ‘View’! Pier 1 film series returns with ‘Manhattan’

Yes, it’s a movie about that other island, but what else do you expect from Woody Allen (the Spike Lee of Manhattan)? Comment.
Books

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Borough-wide

Go ‘Fourth’! Here’s our guide to a great Independence weekend

Don’t stay home without our July 4 roundup. Comment.
Williamsburg

Ladybug Transistor is back

That quirky Ditmas Park-obsessed New Wave band is back at the Knitting Factory on July 6. Comment.
Williamsburg

Get ready for the Giglio fest!

Williamsburg’s favorite feast is back, with the first “dance” on July 10. Comment.
Theater

Cheap trick! Piper Theatre does Moliere’s ‘The Miser’

And the 17th-century playwright’s still got it (with some new 21st-century references). Comment.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Event

Raise your knish consciousness with this stuffed course at Brooklyn Brainery

Laura Silver leads the most important two-session food course since Julia Child taught us how to cook coq au vin. Comment.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

High School Sports

Packer’s Owens craves chance to represent USA in the steeplechase

Eddie Owens has accomplished plenty of significant marks this year and throughout his career. But this weekend the Packer Collegiate star can claim a special and elusive honor. Comment.
High School Sports

Role model: Eagles safety Jaiquawn Jarrett offers NYC support

Standing on the New York City sidelines in plain clothes for the 16th annual Empire Challenge, Jaiquawn Jarrett was more than just a friendly face. The former Fort Hamilton star, four-year Temple standout and Philadelphia Eagles soon-to-be rookie safety was a symbol of a world of possibilities, of what can happen when talent, fortune and relentless work ethic is mixed together. Comment.
High School Sports

Our All-Brooklyn baseball honors

Brooklyn is known as the basketball borough and for good reason with the PSAL boys champion calling BK home for the past six years. Comment.
24/7

Cheap trick! Piper Theatre does Moliere’s ‘The Miser’

Molière is going modern. Comment.
24/7

Dive right in — public pools open on Wednesday

Suit up — the public pools are open. Comment.
24/7

Enjoy the ‘View’! Pier 1 film series returns with ‘Manhattan’

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Movies with a View outdoor film series returns next week — with a movie called “Manhattan.” Comment.
24/7

Our Celebrate Brooklyn pick of the week: Los Lobos

Once upon a time, Los Lobos was just another band from East L.A. Comment.
24/7

Raise your knish consciousness with this stuffed course at Brooklyn Brainery

The knish is ready for its comeback. Comment.
24/7

Get ready for the Giglio fest!

The more things change, the more the Feast of the Giglio stays the same. Comment.
24/7

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

The BookMark Shoppe’s pick: “Fragile” Comment.
Features

Don’t be a jackass - don’t drink and drive

The truth is the truth, no matter how you slice it. Last week, Ryan Dunn of Jackass fame, died in a fiery crash. The accident was attributed to Dunn’s intoxicated state (his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit), while he was driving his Porsche 911 GT3 at an excessive rate of speed (reportedly in excess of 110 miles an hour). Comment.
Features

‘Seven in Heaven Way’ — way to go for 9-11 heroes

Their supreme sacrifices are immortalized in our hearts, and now also on a street sign in Red Hook. Engine 202 and Ladder 101 Firefighters Joseph Gullickson, Brian Cannizzaro, Salvatore Calabro, Thomas Kennedy, Patrick Byrne, Joseph Maffeo and Terence McShane rushed to answer the call on 9-11 with an obligation to duty that only super-humans who storm burning buildings without a thought to their own safety can fully understand. Comment.
Bay News

Coney’s illegal furniture stores are packing up

Four longtime Coney Island furniture stores that are loathed by People’s Playground enthusiasts for taking up prime amusement district real estate are finally packing it in. Comment.
Bay News

Beach hooch blockers

Residents who fear that a new bistro on the eastern edge of Manhattan Beach will bring rowdiness and drunk driving to the quiet enclave are rallying to make sure the new business doesn’t get a liquor license — even before its owner applies for one. Comment.
Features

Weiner’s gone, but he’ll live on — on us

Congress has been very, very good to Anthony Weiner. His sexting fiasco may have gotten him canned from a cushy seat, but his golden parachute is positively platinum. Comment.
Features

Muslim con-verts in the pokey

It takes just one grouchy sympathizer to carry out a terrorist act in the name of Allah — and America’s prisons are spilling at the seams with Islamo-cozy anarchists. Comment.
High School Sports

Wingate winners as Brooklyn takes home multiple awards

Brooklyn represented at the Wingate Awards last week at St. Francis College. Here’s a roundup of the winners in four differnet sports. Comment.
High School Sports

Sheepshead’s Boston leaps to historic long jump title

Rolyce Boston wasn’t exactly sure what to pack. The Sheepshead Bay senior felt he had nothing to wear to the outdoor state track and field championships in Caledonia, N.Y., until he came across a particular shirt. Comment.
High School Sports

Zafar’s blast seals FDR’s first PSAL cricket title

It was a championship-winning blast that just a few months ago wouldn’t have been possible. Comment.
24/7

Dead men do tell tales — in this play at Green-Wood Cemetery

For a show about the dead, “The Spoon River Project” is very much alive. Comment.
24/7

Don’t stop ‘til you get enough at this Michael Jackson sing-along show

Calling all pretty young things and smooth criminals. Comment.
24/7

Get ready for some hot summer nights

Here’s a good reason to go back to school this summer. Comment.
24/7

‘Golden’ ticket! Campy Coney play lets wives get revenge over their scandal-ridden pols

A new play inspired by scorned political spouses who take revenge on their scandal-ridden husbands is coming to Coney Island --— and no, Anthony Weiner’s wife is not a character. Comment.
24/7

This weekend, a beer crawl like it oughta be

This is one deal we can raise a glass to. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn Philharmonic wants to give you free summer concerts

The New York Philharmonic dropped the baton on its outdoor summer concert series, and Brooklyn’s symphony is itching to pick it up. Comment.
Crime

Gunpoint mugging near Fort Greene Park

The latest incident in the crime-addled greenspace. Plus all the other crime reports from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Borough-wide

Grain of deception! Senate makes corn the state ‘vegetable’

The good news? Greenpoint Assemblyman Joe Lentol is prepared to shuck the whole effort. Comment.
Mean Streets

Hey, Brooklyn — learn to drive!

Cops have written more than 121,000 moving violations so far this year — more than any other borough. Comment.
Borough-wide

Noises off! Suit settlement bars Markowitz’s concerts from Asser Levy Park

To settle a lawsuit accusing his gigs of violating city noise rules, the borough president has agreed to obey the rule, which prohibits the use of amplified sound within 500 feet of a house of worship. Comment.
Borough-wide

‘Seven in Heaven Way’ — way to go for 9-11 heroes ‘Seven in Heaven Way’ — way to go for 9-11 heroes

Their supreme sacrifices are immortalized in our hearts, and now also on a street sign in Red Hook. Engine 202 and Ladder 101 Firefighters Joseph Gullickson, Brian Cannizzaro, Salvatore Calabro, Thomas Kennedy, Patrick Byrne, Joseph Maffeo and Terence McShane rushed to answer the call on 9-11 with an obligation to duty that only super-humans who storm burning buildings without a thought to their own safety can fully understand. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Golden: Who are lawmakers to change the law about gay marriage

The only Brooklyn state senator to vote against gay marriage thinks that the people, not the people’s elected representatives who do everything else, should vote on the issue. Comment.
Borough-wide

Don’t be a jackass - don’t drink and drive

The truth is the truth, no matter how you slice it. Last week, Ryan Dunn of Jackass fame, died in a fiery crash. The accident was attributed to Dunn’s intoxicated state (his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit), while he was driving his Porsche 911 GT3 at an excessive rate of speed (reportedly in excess of 110 miles an hour). Comment.
Dining

Joe’s got crabs!

Our chef gives you the perfect recipe for the soft-shell crustaceans. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklynites enjoy the great outdoors at Floyd Bennett Field 

Brooklynites flocked to the Aviator Sports Complex at Floyd Bennett Field on Sunday for the annual Summer Fun Day, which featured nearly every outdoor activity under the sun. Comment.
Borough-wide

Cops: We have the Clinton Hill catburglar

Cops say they have arrested the man who climbed fences and jumped into backyards to break into Clinton Hill homes, fueling hopes that a spate of daytime burglaries is over. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pole position: City says Verizon skirted the law with major totems

Verizon broke the law — and the city let it do so — when it installed 20-foot-tall Fiberglass poles in historic districts in Greenpoint and Flatbush without getting permission to do so. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Inside job at Metrotech office

84th Precinct Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bike thieves on a roll

77th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

New CB14 head

Kate Briquelet Comment.
Flatbush

Trashed! Neighbors say vacant lot is a health risk

The owner of a vacant lot in Kensington has allowed it to become a trash pile that’s home to vermin, marsupials, and cats — and neighbors say the city won’t do anything to clean up the mess. Comment.
Flatbush

Hail to the chief!

Deputy Inspector Ralph Monteforte exited the 70th Precinct on Lawrence Avenue for the last time Wednesday afternoon — escorted out by bagpipers, cops, community leaders and neighbors marking the beloved top cop’s retirement. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gun madness on Kane Street

76th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Thief sneaked through the doggie door!

68th Precinct Comment.
Borough-wide

Stuart Street sniper

An unhinged 30-year-old Stuart Street resident perched himself at his second-floor window and opened fire on a group of rowdy teenagers hanging out in front of his home on June 18, hitting two of them. Comments (2).
Bay News

Double-crosswalked!

Don’t park, it’s a trap! Comment.
Bay News

Manhattan Beach security battle

Super-safe Manhattan Beach may be getting a second neighborhood patrol because two feuding civic groups can’t agree on who should be keeping an eye on ne’er-do-wells in the tony seaside neighborhood — but neighbors say such a move could make it more difficult to patrol the area. Comment.
Bay News

Shut out!

The Home Depot on Cropsey Avenue has been breaking a city-issued mandate to allow access to a waterfront esplanade next to the store, according to locals and city officials who say that the gate to the esplanade on the big-box store’s property is often locked up long after dawn and well before dusk — the times it is supposed to be open to the public. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Gun mugging in the heart of Carroll Gardens

76th Precinct Comment.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bay Ridge Courier

Marty: I’ll take a BJ’s — with a restaurant

The borough president says he doesn’t mind Joe Sitt’s plan to bring a BJ’s Wholesale Club to Gravesend Bay, as long as he can eat there. Comment.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Borough-wide

Wrongful death suit in ‘Vespa Mom’ crash

A Fort Greene man whose wife was run down by a Treasury Department agent while she rode her Vespa last July intends to sue the department to hold it responsible for his wife’s death. Comment.
Borough-wide

Mom: Fort Greene Festival promoter has shady past

The promoter of this Saturday’s Fort Greene Festival cheated a retired schoolteacher out of thousands of dollars in proceeds from last year’s festival that was supposed to be set aside in honor of her dead son, the woman claims. Comment.
Borough-wide

PS 107 gets new boss — from PS 321!

The upstart Park Slope school steals its principal from its elite rival (oooh!). Comment.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Borough-wide

iBag! DUMBO company sells solar-powered backpacks

Brooklyn’s hottest new carrying case is one powerful piece of apparel. Comment.
Music

Brooklyn Philharmonic wants to give you free summer concerts

The New York Philharmonic dropped the baton, so, of course, Brooklyn is going to pick it up. Comment.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Atlantic Yards

Accident injures two and damages cars at Atlantic Yards

Brooklynites have slung a lot of mud at Bruce Ratner’s controversial Atlantic Yards Project over the years. On Tuesday, the project returned the favor. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hail? No! City stings livery cabbies in Downtown

And this photo sequence by the immortal Tom Callan shows how it went down. Comment.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Books

Get to sleep, already! Finally, a kid’s book for parents

Akashic Books has just published the most honest children’s book of all time (so honest, that we can’t even print its title!). Comment.

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