Monday, Aug. 15, 2011

Prospect Heights

Celebrate Washington Avenue on Saturday

An under-rated business strip gets its well-deserved close-up in an all-day festival. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 12, 2011

The Newsstand

This week’s Courier Life Newspapers are online

Brooklyn Daily is proud to present the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Comment.
Marine Park

Remembering Nicholas: Dozens honor fallen 15-year-old

Dozens of Bergen Beach teens flocked to Roy H. Mann Junior High School on Wednesday evening for a memorial of 15-year-old Nicholas Gryak, who died the night before after falling from the school’s roof. Comment.
Georgetown

Residents say Bergen construction a danger to kids

Georgetown residents say the city literally gave them the shaft when it dug up a two-block-long trench on Bergen Avenue, then abruptly stopped work — leaving a dangerous open wound in the street that they say is a death trap for kids. Comment.
BoroBeat

This ‘gift’ garden keeps on giving

Volunteers from several faiths tilled a Noble Street garden’s rows and built some new raised beds this week that will one day provide nutritious vegetables for the Greenpoint Reformed Church’s soup kitchen. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Hail our wag-nificent pals on National Dog day

August 26 is National Dog Day — occasion enough for our columnist to deliver a woof-tastic salute to man’s best friend. Comment.
BoroBeat

Festival freak-out: Marine Park transforms to child’s paradise

Kids of all ages enjoyed a summer festival in the park on Sunday. Comment.
Features

Should the city fund private police forces?

The Shomrim — a publicly funded Jewish watchdog group that responds to emergencies in several Brooklyn neighborhoods — has been lauded recently for its help in searching for Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old Borough Park boy murdered last month. But are these groups successful, and should they get taxpayers’ money? Two writers weigh in.
Books

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

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

Shades of Winter: Gauchos star takes us back to hectic July

Hello, my name is Jenice Winter and I’m a rising senior at South Shore High School. I just finished playing with the New York Gauchos this summer, my second one under the Gauchos organization. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach Crime Wave Shocks Residents

A crime spree of several burglaries, robberies and car break-ins has disturbed Manhattan Beach residents, including Councilman Mike Nelson. Comment.
Borough-wide

Red Hook has one cool pool!

Brooklyn’s Depression-era swimming pools are still a splash! Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

I’m going bonzo over the Bongo fiasco

Our columnist says losing a Beanie Baby is nothing like losing the real thing. Comment.
Borough-wide

Riders: ‘Bus Time’ should time buses

A new tracking system that lets digitally savvy riders locate a bus so they’ll have a better idea when it will get to their stop would be better if it actually let them know what time the bus will arrive, say users of the system. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Terry Rosen, 75, penned anthem for Gov. Carey

Theresa Rosen, the community activist and president of the Society of Old Brooklynites for more than a decade — who coincidentally wrote Hugh Carey’s campaign song when he ran for governor in 1974 — died Aug. 4 at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital after a short bout with cancer. She was 75. Comment.
Coney Island

Aretha was great — but fans felt dis-R-E-S-P-E-C-T–ed at concert

The venue was too small for a star of that the magnitude of Aretha Franklin — and Borough President Markowitz is pointing to the controversy as reason to build his mega-amphitheater. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Walmart drops $100,000 to fix Jamaica Bay marsh

Critics say the big-box store is buying its way into Brooklyn Comment.
Fort Greene

Finally, a book about Brooklyn books!

Evan Hughes new history gives as definitive a look at the borough’s literary scene as possible. Until, of course, the next big Brooklyn author emerges. Comment.
BoroBeat

Fore! Mini golf is better than par

Families enjoyed free rounds of mini golf on a course with Brooklyn landmarks on Sunday as part of Heart of Brooklyn’s 10-year anniversary. Comment.
Bay Ridge

After big July, Xaverian’s Burns commits to C.W. Post

Dillon Burns didn’t waste any time. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011

Bergen Beach

UPDATE: Teen killed in fall from Roy H. Mann JHS roof

A Bergen Beach teen was killed on Tuesday night when he fell from the roof of Roy H. Mann Junior High School. Comments (6).
Bay Ridge

Five stabbed at notorious KTV karaoke club

Five people were hospitalized with stab wounds following a massive brawl inside a notorious 64th Street karaoke bar early on Monday — and Bay Ridge residents are demanding that the state shut down the problem-plagued nightclub. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

The bathhouse battle

A dilapidated Manhattan Beach bathhouse has become the latest flashpoint for two warring civic groups — with one hoping it can be remade as a usable bathroom and shower and the other wanting it turned into a solar energy power plant. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Noodle news! Morimoto brain trust to open ramen shop in Prospect Heights

Talk about top ramen. Comment.
Event

Diceman comebacketh! Andrew Dice Clay chats about [romantic love], life and more [romantic love]

Here’s the censored version of our chat with the self-proclaimed greatest comic in the world. Comment.
BoroBeat

Champs in the ring — and the classroom

Young boxers of an East Flatbush gym were awarded for their athletic and educational victories. Comment.
BoroBeat

Kids play ball at MCU Park

Kids enrolled in the Police Athletic League’s got the chance to play their own game at the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Comment.
Cobble Hill

Kid stuff! Karen K leads the Jitterbugs at Carroll Park on Aug. 17

Karen Kalafatas offers a free concert in the heart of Dan Zanes-ville. Comment.
BoroBeat

Firms stage apartment crawl

During the slow summer months, three real-estate brokerage firms unite to host a moving open house in Carroll Gardens. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011

Coney Island

Gull-iver travels!

Birders are on the hunt for a rare gray-hooded gull that has not been seen since last Wednesday. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Flipped out! Car tumbles onto Ocean Parkway pedestrian median

Two people were injured on Aug. 6 after an out-of-control Nissan flipped over at the corner of Ocean Parkway and Avenue X — horrifying dozens as it landed on its roof on a busy pedestrian median. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Club owner tied to Kruger gets probation for lying to feds

A Sheepshead Bay restaurateur facing six months in prison for lying to investigators about a “pay to play” scam he had allegedly hammered out with embattled state Sen. Carl Kruger received a slap on the wrist during sentencing last week — he was given no prison time and sent home. Comment.
BoroBeat

Arrested by fun!

The NYPD and Marine Park residents celebrate Night Out Against Crime. Comment.
Williamsburg

Cook and drink like the pros!

Two chefs give up two of the secrets of Le Comptoir in Williamsburg. Comment.
Bushwick

Grand Street’s Cuas picks on-the-rise Maryland

Jose Cuas had plenty of high-major Division I schools after him, from St. John’s to Florida State, Boston College and Villanova. They were all a distant second to Maryland. Comment.
Park Slope

Writer Sapphire is back next week with new gem

Fifteen years after “Push,” the writer gives birth to “The Kid” — and a reading at the Brooklyn Public Library on Aug. 15. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 8, 2011

Politics

Hugh Carey, governor who saved New York, is dead

The Park Slope native was 92. Comments (1).
Fort Greene

Mayor ‘takes back the night’ in Fort Greene

Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly trekked to Brooklyn to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, and found the perfect place — crime riddled Fort Greene Park. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Find out where Stan stands on Brooklyn’s Walmart

Our columnist thinks there’s somehting fishy going on with pols that don’t support the superstore’s move into our borough. Comments (1).
Speak Out

Remembering the dog days of August, 1944

Lou recalls a 45-day sail throught the South Pacific Comment.
Borough-wide

Yep, that was Glee’s Will Schuester at W’burg’s Grammy camp

Hollywood hunk Matthew Morrison emceed an open mic night at New York’s first ever Grammy camp for high school students. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Girl talk: The Bandana Splits are one charming throwback

The trio celebrates the release of its debut album at, naturally, a soda fountain. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011

Big Screecher

The Screecher makes Brooklyn Daily debut!

Introducing Carmine Santa Maria’s weekly take on the world — only on BrooklynDaily.com! Comment.
BoroBeat

Queen of Soul gets ‘respect’ on Coney Island

Sock it to us! Comment.

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