Friday, Aug. 5, 2011

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This week’s Courier Life Newspapers are online

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BoroBeat

Coney unleashes the kooks!

The People’s Playground revisits its iconic heyday with the second annual Coney Island Talent Show. Comment.
Flatbush

Cops converge on Flatbush ‘shooting gallery’

A Flatbush “shooting gallery” is getting some extra attention by some state-of-the-art robocops. Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Deport DSK maid back to Guinea

Our columnist thinks that Nafissatou Diallo should be sent back to her homeland for making a mockery of the U.S. justice system. Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Pols vow to fight Ovington Post Office closure

Bay Ridge’s elected officials have a few words for the United States Postal Service: we’re not licked yet! Comments (1).
Greenpoint

Even 20 years later, ‘Jurassic Park’ still scares the crap out of you

Hold on to your butts — “Jurassic Park” comes to McCarren Park this month. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011

Prospect Heights

GAME CHANGER! Professional hockey could be coming to Brooklyn

The Barclays Center has been redesigned — again — this time to accomodate professional hockey. Interesting, considering that the Islanders need a new building. Comment.

Safe in the subway: Our top cop Fox to head NYPD Transit

Assistant Chief Joseph Fox, a Brooklyn-bred top cop who led Patrol Borough Brooklyn South for more than a decade, has been tapped to lead the NYPD’s Transit Bureau. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Man stabbed in face

A knife-wielding thug attacked a man on Avenue R on July 27. Comment.
BoroBeat

Pint-sized pageant princess raises $1,800 for ailing friend

Go ‘Nessa! A Brooklyn tween with a big heart offers food for thought with her bake sale benefit. Comment.
Coney Island

New Sideshow vaudeville play aims to charm and offend

There’ll be a lot of nudity — but only in service of a great story (well, mostly in service of the story). Comment.
Coney Island

Get up, stand up at Coney’s Aug. 14 reggae party

Let’s get together and feel all right (in Coney). Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

Coney Island

Fly by! Birders flock to Coney to see unique gull

A rare gray-hooded gull, seen in North America only once before, has caused birders throughout the east coast to make a plumage pilgramge to Coney Island. Comment.
Flatbush

East 25th Street is the ‘Greenest Block’

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden picked the block between Clarendon Road and Avenue D as the most flora-filled. Comments (2).
Brooklyn Courier

Pole dance! City battles Verizon over utility poles in Fiske-Terrace

Verizon has stopped construction of a 20-foot utility pole in an historic district in Midwood after neighbors complained about the monstrosity and it was revealed that the telecommunications giant broke the law by not getting the necessary permits to put it up in the first place. Comment.
Coney Island

Man killed as bullets fly in Kaiser Park

A gunman opened fire on a group of people, killing one man. Comment.
Gravesend

Cops: Jeans may help cops identify murdered woman

Cops have released a sketch of an unidentified woman found murdered in Gravesend Bay on July 17 — but the key to identifying the victim might lie in the jeans she was wearing the night she was brutally beaten to death. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Get ‘drafted’! New beer haus opens in Sheepshead Bay

The Draft Barn chain expands (and, by extension, so do your beer options). Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011

Sheepshead Bay

Landmark decision: City sweeps away Lundy’s violations

The Landmarks Preservation Committee is OK with changes that were illegally made to the historic restaurant’s structure. Comments (5).
Bay Ridge

‘500’ reasons to come to Bay Ridge

There’s a new Fiat dealer in town. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Looking for steak in the all the wrong places

Our columnist travels to “Spain” for love — and wine. Comment.
Nightlife

Russian ‘Roulette’ in Boerum Hill! CB2 denies booze license to new arts space

A local panel has rejected a liquor license for an avant-garde music hall out of concern that the venue is a nightclub in disguise. Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Very rusty, Verazzano getting painted

The V-Z Bridge has a new pair of booties! Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Bad medicine: Sheepshead Bay pharmacy owners nabbed for health care fraud

Two women who co-own a pair of Sheepshead Bay pharmacies are facing 10 years apiece in prison for allegedly defrauding the federal government of $3 million in Medicare payments. Comments (1).
Politics

Marty: Change the law so I can bring the ‘First Lady’ on important trips

Borough President Markowitz is demanding that the city relax its ethics regulations so that he and other top elected officials can bring their spouses on international junkets. Comments (12).
BoroBeat

Holy feast draws faithful to Bergen Beach

Vendors, amusement rides and carnival attractions fired up the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel outside St. Bernard’s Church. Comment.

God’s gardener! He’s is not religious, but he’s keeping one church beautiful

Ted Dell is doing the Lord’s work at St. Paul’s Church in Carroll Gardens. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 1, 2011

FINALLY! BROOKLYNDAILY.COM!

The Community Newspaper Group is proud to announce BrooklynDaily.com — your new home for hyper-local Brooklyn news on your computer, smartphone, or iPad. Comments (1).
Flatbush

It’s the pits! Reporter goes head-to-head with cherry pit spitting queen — and loses!

I’ve seen the future of professional cherry pit spitting, and its name is Tanika Price. Comment.
War-Mart

Guest what? Walmart’s invite-only meeting irks some

Some residents fear a private meeting between community bigwigs and Walmart brass is a sign of bad things to come. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

‘Model’ citizen: Accused pimp says he knew nothing about hookers, cocaine

The lawyer for a man accused of running a multi-million dollar prostitution ring says he had no idea the “models” he hired as escorts were selling sex and drugs. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Andy Badalamenti, 60, fought for classic Coney Island rides

An original Coney Island carny has lost his battle with cancer. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

It’s time to let businesses get to business

Our columnist says he won’t invest in a new business venture until Obama is out of office. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Deli take out! Car smashes into Third Avenue sandwich shop

A Nissan Rogue became a rogue Nissan at Third Avenue and 82nd Street Wednesday afternoon when it jumped the curb and smashed into the front of a corner delicatessen. Comment.
Dining

This week’s tasty — but less filling! — food gossip

Brooklyn Heights says sayonara to sidewalk seating, a top Clinton Hill tacqueria goes up in flames, and Sheepshead Bay bellies up to the bar. The temperature’s hot this week, and so’s the gossip! Comment.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Big Screecher

This debt ceiling stuff is making me so angry, it’s laughable!

Carmine says bad jokes are the only thing that can lift his spirits as he ponders our debt ceiling crisis. Comment.
Sea Gate

Water’s fine at Sea Gate

The city has lifted the ban on swimming at Sea Gate Beach. Comment.

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