Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

Flatbush

Don’t shoot! Pol makes kids promise not to kill anyone for free concert tickets

A local pol is handing out free concert tickets to kids if they promise to volunteer within their community — and not to hurt anyone. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

For many, Pathmark replacement a ‘Basic’ choice

Many Sheepshead Bay residents who used to shop at shuttered Pathmark on Nostrand Avenue have found a cheap replacement — and it’s only eight blocks away. Comments (4).

Friday, Aug. 26, 2011

Borough-wide

10 years later: A 9-11 family copes with its loss

Fiirefighter Joey Henry perished on 9-11, but his devastated family have kept his memory alive — at home and in the community. This is their inspiring story. Comment.
Borough-wide

Update: Here it comes!

Hurricane Irene is bearing down on Brooklyn, and Mayor Bloomberg has ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas, including all of Coney Island and Brighton Beach, and a huge swath of Sheepshead Bay. Comments (7).
The Newsstand

This week’s Courier Life Newspapers are online

Brooklyn Daily presents the latest print editions of our Courier Life newspapers. Comment.
Borough-wide

California dreaming: Pill pusher loses fight to stay out of a Brooklyn court

An alleged pill pusher who never stepped foot in the borough wonders why he’s being charged for a Brooklyn crime in this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Bank robber hits Ave. U Capital One Bank

A bank robbery leads this week’s crime blotter for Midwood, Homecrest, Avenue U and Kings Highway. Comment.
Standing O

St. Saviour HS hits the big 9-5

It’s another great Standing O column from our own legendary Joanna Del Buono. Comments (1).
Canarsie

Thief hits Jetro Cash and Carry

Plus a few other crimes reported to the 69th Precinct in Canarsie. Comment.
Flatlands

Kids get school supplies — and have a great time doing it!

Thanks to an auto collision shop’s Youth Fair, plenty of children were treated to school supplies — and a whole lot of fun. Comment.
Flatbush

Bicyclist shot at!

Plus a smattering of other crimes reported to the 70th Precinct this week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Get rollin’! Unicycle Fest returns on Sept. 2

Dozens of unicyclists will take to the Brooklyn Bridge next month — but no, the circus isn’t in town. 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.
Features

Why Fort Hamilton’s worth saving

Features

Fort Ham is a viable military installation

I had the great – and solemn – honor of chairing the citizens group which erected the first 9-11 memorial in the city — the “Beacon Memorial” on Veterans Memorial Pier at 69th Street, which faces lower Manhattan. It reads: “Brooklyn Remembers … For Those Lost on September 11, 2001.” I pray, and would prefer, not to have to do that again. Comment.
Gowanus

They’ve got the beat!

Ska legends The English Beat come to Brooklyn on Sept. 2. Get ready to skank. Comment.
Borough-wide

NYC basketball trio chases Olympic dream with Nigerian women’s national team

And a former Bishop Loughlin standout things they have a really good chance. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011

Event

The only preview of Sunday’s arm-wrestling championship you will ever need!

Our reporter takes on the best grapplers in the world. How did he do? Watch the video! Update: This event has been canceled. Comment.
BoroBeat

Dig it! Youths shovel their way to glory on the beach at Coney

The beach at Coney Island was turned into a big hunk of Swiss cheese on Tuesday as seven post-grad slackers spent the day doing what comes naturally: digging holes. Comment.
Vinegar Hill

The 21st century Navy Yards

Curved buildings with mushroom roofs! Giant 3D printers spewing out ships! Swarms of high-tech workers making electric cars! It’s all part of “Super Dock,” a futuristic science park designed by radical eco-architect Mitchell Joachim. Comments (2).
Brighton Beach

Finally! Dark corner of Brighton Beach gets streetlight turned on

A long time ago, in an area not-so far away, a streelight went out in Brighton Beach. Now, we take credit for getting it back on. Read the saga by clicking above. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Gunman opens fire on Avenue W

Plus a van heist on Harway Avenue along with a host of other crimes reported to the 60th, 61st and 62nd precincts. Comments (1).
Dining

Noodle town! Brooklyn is the hot place for steaming bowls of ramen

Wood burning, thin-crust pizzas. Cupcakes. The locavore movement. Fifteen-dollar cocktails with exotic citrus and herb infusions. Gourmet Cup O’ Noodles? Comment.
BoroBeat

Motorcycle fans reveled in borough’s largest vintage chopper show

Fans revved up their engines at Williamsburg’s vintage motorcycle show Sunday. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Excellent! John Kuse brings Doo Wop to Marine Park

Doo Wop lovers sock-hopped over to Marine Park on Aug. 17 to be taken back in time for a few hours during a special concert featuring John Kuse and the Excellents. Comment.
Coney Island

Finally, a burlesque ‘tribute’ to the ‘Governator’

Arnold Schwarzenegger may be the ultimate macho movie star, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t do without some feathers and glitter. Comment.
Borough-wide

Nazareth’s Ali ends up at Kentucky

Weset Virginia’s loss is the University of Kentucky’s gain. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

Atlantic Yards

Ratner finally moves ahead with residential Yards tower

Developer Bruce Ratner moved forward this week with the construction of the first of his long-stalled residential buildings in the Atlantic Yards mega-project, filing city paperwork to begin a 33-story building adjacent to the Barclays Center. Comment.
Flatbush

Holy racket! City tells pop up church to tone it down

The city is tamping down the noise made by an anti-gay pop-up church on Clarendon Road after receiving a slew of complaints that the congregants were making too much of a blessed ruckus. Comment.
Borough-wide

Nostrand Avenue stores face same fate as closed Pathmark

The closure of a supermarket in a Nostrand Avenue strip mall has many stores that depended on it to bring foot traffic realing. Comments (4).
Borough-wide

EARTHQUAKE! Brooklyn trembles in wake of 15-second seismic shift

Yes, that was an earthquake. Comment.
Borough-wide

Carmela ‘Millie’ Zazzali, 89, served bohemian artists

The former restaurant owner and long-time Bensonhurst resident passed away Sunday after a long illness. Comment.
Canarsie

They claim to ‘See’ gull!

Coney Island’s beloved (and rare) gray-hooded gull from Chile is making bigfoot-like appearances across Southern Brooklyn. Comment.
Clinton Hill

Dress to success! Urban Outfitters’ own ‘Project Runway’ lands Pratt kids a big break

Three students skipped summer vacation to toil away with needle and thread. Now their artsy duds are at Urban Outfitters locations nationwide. Comment.
Bridge ‘Park’

Pier 5 plan moves ahead

Brooklyn Bridge Park will get a major recreational facility on Pier 5 by the end of next year now, city officials said on Tuesday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Best fit wins out as Xaverian’s Gill chooses St. Rose

The full scholarship didn’t hurt, either Comment.
Speak Out

The Raiders of Main Street

Lou explains how the big boxes suck the life out of our commercial strips. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011

The Greatest Story Ever

EARTHQUAKE! Now with pictures, too!

Yes, that was an earthquake. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Can can’t! Panel, city clash over garbage cans on Bay Ridge Avenue

Members of Community Board 10 say more trash cans mean more trash on Bay Ridge Avenue, but the city says two new cans have made the area cleaner — and it intends to put more cans out. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Solar trash squash! 86th Street merchants shell out big bucks for solar compactors

Businesses on 86th Street think they can use the power of the sun to help keep their street clean. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Monster lobster retires to Coney Island

An 18-pound lobster that was saved from the pot by a kind-hearted seafood company will live out its golden years at Coney Island’s New York Aquarium. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

When you have nothing to write about, write about it

Our columnist is grasping at straws – and our editor lets it slide. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Wanted: A purr-fect caretaker for Greenpoint’s feral cats

The wild felines of India Street need some loving. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ralph tells it like it was!

In a letter to editor, former District Leader Perfetto talks about the 70 hours of community service he did for impersonating a lawyer Comment.
Bridge ‘Park’

You won’t go Austro-hungry at the Vienna Music Film Festival on Monday

This event includes opera, music, film and wienerschnitzel. Comment.
Marine Park

Stuart Street sniper facing 25 years

The “Stuart Street sniper” — the man arrested for opening fire on a group of Marine Park teens in June, wounding two of them — is facing up to 25 years in prison, prosecutors announced on Aug. 16 as indictment charges were officially filed against 30-year-old Thomas Dunikowski. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Top heavy! Record rainfall trashes weight loss clinic roof

Now that’s top heavy. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

You tawkin’ to us?!

Heights woman shows off documentary on the New York accent. Comment.
Borough-wide

Despite quiet summer, Whitehead’s recruitment on the rise

The Lincoln standout is only a rising sophomore, but he’s already drawing the eye of college programs. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 22, 2011

Canarsie

Good fences make good mussels

The city hopes underwater fences will attract mussels, and clean Jamaica Bay. Comments (1).
Red Hook

Our competition sponsors a music festival — and we cover it

Who says old school print newspapers are good for nothing? Comment.
BoroBeat

Mets’ rookie with Brooklyn roots gives back to youth league

Mets rookie pitcher Pedro Beato hit a home run with kids from Canarsie’s Youth Service League on Thursday when the Xaverian HS graduate helped give something back to younger ballplayers. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says the cost of living is getting costly

Our columnist says infaltion’s on the rise, and everyone knows it — except the government. Comment.
Williamsburg

Let’s get ready to bend-genderrrrs!

The Transman pageant is back! Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011

Big Screecher

Carmine faces Sophie’s Choice!

The Big Screecher has to choose between two great websites, and he doesn’t know what to do! Comments (5).
BoroBeat

Street games

Kids spend the day playing games, enjoying food and making friends at the Police Athletic League’s Summer Play Streets program. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 19, 2011

Bensonhurst

Shocker! Organizers cancel 18th Avenue Feast

Organizers have pulled the plug on this year’s 18th Avenue Feast, quashing a decades-old tradition with a surprise Facebook post on Thursday that blamed the city for the festival’s demise. Comments (3).
Coney Island

Name this eel!

The New York Aquarium wants you to name its latest addition. Comments (1).
Gerritsen Beach

Man dies following Gerritsen Beach bar fight

Two brothers were attacked during a bar fight on Gerritsen Beach Avenue. One victim was stabbed. The other ended up dead. Comment.
Fort Hamilton

Pol’s plan to save quiet Fort Ham? Make it more useful

Fort Hamilton should be transformed from a sleepy Army base best known for its private swimming pool into the city’s national security hub, politicians and base officials said this week. Comments (2).

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