Monday, Sept. 5, 2011

Coney Island

Picture yourself … seeing ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in Coney Island

This is classic rock and roll kitsch. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Secretary of the Air Force visits base in Guam

Secretary commends airmen on a job well done in the Pacific area. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Gunpoint rob on Flatbush Avenue and Avenue P

Plus all the other crimes reported to Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 2, 2011

Big Screecher

In loving memory of my sister, Millie

This week, in a very special Big Screecher, Carmine says goodbye to his sister. Comment.
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Brooklyn Courier

Silver swiper hits Ocean Parkway

Plus crimes from Midwood, Homecrest, Avenue U and Kings Highway Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Surviving the terror: One woman’s story, Pt. I

A Brooklyn woman, who survived 9-11, recalls the horrors in this final installment of a two-part column. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011

Bay Ridge

State says Karaoke club responsible for stabbings

State officials slapped owners of a notorious 62nd Street karaoke club — where an Aug. 5 knife fight left five people hospitalized — with more than a dozen violations last Wednesday, the first step in a process that could end with the controversial nightspot losing its liquor license, and possibly going out of business. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney’s top carney: All’s well at People’s Playground

Dick Zigun, the unofficial mayor of Coney Island, says things are looking up on the beach. Comments (6).
Sheepshead Bay

Teen shot on bench

Plus a smattering of crimes from Coney Island, Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach and Gravesend. Comment.
Downtown

Schlock an awwww at Gage and Tollner site

City officials are upset over a cheap jewelry store’s renovations to a historic Brooklyn restaurant space. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Firefighter doused with drug dealing charges

Before he became one of New York’s Bravest, Firefighter Anthony Cilento was allegedly one brave drug runner, according to court records. Read all about it in this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

Mean Streets

Emergency roadwork to hit BQE

Expect nighttime delays on the hurricane-battered byway. 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).
Brooklyn Courier

Well, island be damned! City listens to residents, removes traffic-calming cement from Fort Ham Pkwy

The city has removed a controversial set of concrete islands on Fort Hamilton Parkway in Borough Park, bowing to demands of residents who claimed the devices would cost lives by slowing down ambulances en route to Maimonides Medical Center during emergencies. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

Oportunidades keeps on knocking, but we shouldn’t let it in

Our columist has a few words for the mayors plan to give moms and dads money — to be better parents! Comment.
BoroBeat

Fort Greene’s martyrs remembered

Brooklyn’s history geeks commemorate prison ship martyrs in Fort Greene Park. Comment.
Event

This long weekend should be a ‘Labor’ of love

And it will be — with our handy guide. You’re welcome. Comment.
BoroBeat

Welcome to Turturro’s ‘Passione’

The Park Slope actor has created a musical tribute to Naples. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011

Bensonhurst

Chased, caught, busted

A man suspected of killing one man and wounding seven in a car crash on Staten Island led police on a two block foot chase before he was apprehended. Comments (11).
Fort Greene

Bollard backtrack! MTA reverses course on Atlantic Terminal security sarcophagi

Exclusive: The massive coffins in front of the Long Island Rail Road terminal will be replaced with reasonable security measures. Comment.

Hallelujah! Downed tree an answer to prayers

Hurricane Irene did to a tree what its owners wanted to, but couldn’t — knock it down. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Cops catch suspect in coin dealer death

Police arrested a man Friday believed to be among a trio of violent thugs who murdered a Gravesend coin dealer earlier last week. Comments (7).

From the mailbag

We still get plenty of letters here at Courier Life, and here’s a sampling. Comment.
Flatbush

Cops: Peeping tom grabbed her butt

Cops are looking for the touchy-feely peeper who groped a Flatbush woman after breaking into her home on Aug. 18. Comment.
Dining

This week’s tasty food gossip — from the ‘Burg to the Hook

It’s the ultimate antidote to endless hurricane coverage — a windfall of local restaurant gossip! Change is definitely brewing in Bay Ridge … talk about a perfect food storm. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene: All bark and little bite

Hurricane Irene came and went, and Brooklyn is cleaning up the small mess it left behind. We tell you all about it, with a slideshow! Comment.

Back to the grind - with an updated slideshow

Tread lightly folks, it can be a little messy out there. We’ve added a slideshow of images from around the borough. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says the economy is getting worse, no matter what Bam says

Our columnist takes a hard look at the nation’s bottom line — and he doesn’t like what he sees. Comments (1).

Summer bummer: Irene ended weekend fun

Here’s some events that have been rescheduled due to Hurricane Irene’s approach. Comment.

Beyond banana peels! Theater fest celebrates the art of clowning

The annual Clown Theater Festival is back — but these mirth makers go way beyond the normal red nose and exploding shoes. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 26, 2011

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).
Park Slope

Zito’s Sandwich Shop is an old-school treat

The new Park Slope panini palace is a throwback to the good ol’ days. Comment.
Mill Basin

Has anyone seen Michael?

A distraught Mill Basin family is searching for a missing 26-year-old. Comments (1).

Judith Gambert, professional watercolorist and lifelong Brooklynite, 84

Judith Gambert, whose watercolors were displayed in the Brooklyn Museum, died on Saturday. Comment.

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