Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Coney Island

Kruger sighting!

Embattled senator shows face at Coney Island concert. Comment.
Windsor Terrace

Bard goes Brooklyn! Troupe sets ‘Merry Wives’ in Windsor … Terrace!

Brave New World Repertory’s new production adds more than just some much-needed “dese” and “dems” to the Bard’s classic comedy. Comment.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sheepshead Bay

Trash talk: Sheepshead Bay wants area garbage men to join the 21st Century

Area residents are outraged that their streets are being buried by trash. Comments (1).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s hungry for Coney Island nostalgia — and meatballs!

My stomach has been rumbling louder than the Cyclone as it goes down the second hill since I started reminiscing about eating delicious meatball sandwiches at Coney Island after I saw that fantastic picture of myself working at the Ravenhall Pool in Sunday’s most popular web feature. Comments (1).
Flatbush

Bloody week in the 7-0

No arrests are made after a double shooting near the Parade Grounds. Comment.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Greenpoint

Southern discomfort! Atlanta team swipes trophy from Brooklyn kickballers

The players had the upper hand because they’re used to the heat. And, they were better. Comment.
Borough-wide

Phantom bank robber hits Southern Brooklyn

Despite hitting 15 banks since December, 2010, bandit’s identity remains a mystery to police. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hockey hooligans hash it out on the box

Don’t block the box. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Thief ransacks Quentin Road home

A burglar made off with a bankbook and some costume jewelry. Comment.
Dining

Here’s the scoop! These places go beyond your boring old cone

Breakfast cereal flavors or bacon-peanut brittle toppings, anyone? Comment.
Borough-wide

Cool crafts end year at Sylvan Learning Center

Nine-year-old Amber Hinojo proudly surveyed the plaster craft she created at the Sylvan Learning Center in Sheepshead Bay with help from her mom, Michelle. Comment.
Features

Machine macinations! Should party bosses pick our candidates for us?

Now that disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner has resigned, the race is on to select his replacement in Congress. But the upcoming special election, slated for Sept. 13, is far from typical: There will be no primary election; instead, Democratic and Republican party bosses have picked the candidates for us. Is this fair? We asked two longtime political insiders to weigh in on this far-from democratic process.
Williamsburg

Livin’ on a prayer — and some killer anchovies

Bon Chovie is a hit at Smorgasburg. 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.
Harbor Watch

Having a ball

Military members treated with the chance to watch the U.S. Women’s National Team practice in Germany. Comment.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Not for Nuthin’

Prepare yourself for the invasion of the hogweed!

Be on the lookout for lethal leafy plant, which is making its way into the Empire State. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Verrazano cat becomes instant celebrity

A kitten thrown out of a car on the Verrazano Bridge becomes an instant celebrity. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Man bestowed with the Medal of Honor

Soldier receives honor after losing his hand while saving the lives of his team members. Comment.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Greenwood Heights

Missing Borough Park child’s remains found after frantic three-day search

A Kensington man was arrested early this morning after an 8-year-old boy’s remains were discovered in his refrigerator and a Dumpster, leaving the thousands who searched for him reeling. Comment.
Borough-wide

Espresso with that hot dog?

A new ice cream parlor that just opened on the Coney Island Boardwalk could be the first phase of an Italian invasion that would transform the People’s Playground’s honky-tonk waterfront into a haven for espresso-loving brunchers — which is exactly how the guy who controls the lease wants it. Comment.
Mill Basin

Independence devil swipes cash from woman

A goon swipes $100 out of a woman’s hand. Comment.
Bergen Beach

Bergen Beach’s burden

Royce Street residents say pedestrian island is a weed- and garbage-filled mess. Comment.
Harbor Watch

A marriage made in the army

This couple says being in the military together makes their marriage less complicated. Comment.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Borough-wide

Dems pick Queens guy to replace Weiner

He’s the Brooklyn machine’s candidate — and he’s from Queens! Comment.
Borough-wide

GOP gives Turner second shot at Weiner’s seat

The GOP has named Bob Turner — who lost to Anthony Weiner in 2010 when he battled the Midwood Mouth for his seat in Congress — as its sacrificial lamb in the upcoming special election to replace the randy rep. Comment.
Canarsie

Gunman pistolwhips prey

A gun-toting thug robbed a man — but cops caught up with him a short time later. Comment.
Coney Island

It’s a wrap! Boardwalk bathrooms have squares to spare — for now

Stalls stacked following report of Soviet-style rationings. Comment.
BoroBeat

Arab-American celebration touts culture

Party at Shore Road Park includes games, dancing, food and more. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Warship sets sail

A new guided-missile destroyer is commissioned. Comment.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Britisher’s View

Blimey! Wot will ‘appen to the ‘Page 3 girl’ now?

With the end of the News of the World, our columnist explains what ‘that rag’ meant to Britain. Comment.
War-Mart

Wal-money! Big-box donates millions to city jobs program as part of PR blitz

The retail giant is putting its money where its mouth is as it reportedly eyes its first foray into Brooklyn. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney iPhone thief busted

A man held up three people for their cellphones, but cops caught up with him a short time later. Comment.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flatbush

Battle of the ages on Ocean Ave.

A young thug knocked a senior citizen unconscious to get his gold chain. Comment.
Bay Ridge

By George! Lucas kills Ridge Star Wars movie marathon

Talk about the empire striking back! Comment.
Harbor Watch

Sikh realizes dream and joins the U.S. Army

A man’s life-long dream came true when he was able to join the military — while keeping true to his religious beliefs. Comment.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says he played his cards right

Our columnist says he got where he is today because he worked for it. Comment.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Borough-wide

Parking on 86th Street: A dream turned nightmare

It was 1999 when opportunity opened a vital horizon for the future of the prestigious 86th Street shopping strip in Bensonhurst. Comment.
Greenpoint

Here are your kickball all-stars!

John Cougar Mellencamps sending six to the league’s sixth annual all-star game this Saturday. Comment.

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