Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

Borough-wide

Hail to the retiring chief.

After 37 years in the military, Gen. David Petraeus is feted with a retirement party and honored for his service. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Sunday Reading on Monday! New Utrecht HS Class of ‘61 to reunite after 50 years!

And guess who the class president was? Norman Siegel! Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

Borough-wide

Brooklyn remembers 9-11

Everyone has a personal story about 9-11, a day that touched every single New Yorker. We asked our readers to share their remembrances — and the result is a broad cross-section of reactions and memories. Click below to read them all.
Not for Nuthin’

Not for Nuthin’, but I remeber that day

What was I doing on Sept. 11 2001? Most assuredly the same thing that I did on Sept. 10, 2001 but even more assuredly not the same thing that I would do on Sept. 12, 2001 or ever after. Ten years on and the memories of 9-11 are still as sharp and crisp as they were that day. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011

Park Slope

A widow’s tale: Remembering 9-11

Thousands are expected to flock to Ground Zero this Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, but Marian Fontana won’t be among them. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 9, 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.
A Britisher’s View

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

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

Cops nab second suspect in coin dealer murder

Plus a host of other crimes reported to the 70th Precinct. Comment.
Crime

Oxy thief busted

Plus a smattering of other crimes reported by the 61st and 70th precincts. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Combating descrimination in the Marines

The surviving Montford Point Marines — the nation’s first African-American Marines — are honored. Comment.
Books

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Speedy’s presence to pace Jefferson

Ride the wave: Thomas Jefferson’s offense will be explosive this season. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

BoroBeat

Meet the Coney Hall of Fame’s newest members!

An unlikely trio of Coney Island legends finally got their due. Comment.
Bergen Beach

Doo-wop Weprin! Sha Na Na star shills for congressional contender

Democratic congressional candidate David Weprin unleashed the big guns — make that long, slender guns — in his bid to succeed disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner: Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, the legendary singer from the retro doo-wop band Sha Na Na. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Grimm: I’ll take on my party over Irene relief funds

The borough’s lone Republican congressman is poised to battle his own party’s leadership — and put his budget-cutting credentials on the line — to make sure that Brooklyn gets more Hurricane Irene relief money. Comment.
Mill Basin

Size matters: ‘Adult Zone’ gets smaller sign, new name

Talk about shrinkage! Comment.
Crime

Drug store cowboy bust

Plus several other crimes reported to the 60th, 61st and 62nd precincts. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Cop killer not smart enough to die

Ronell Wilson was convicted of killing two undercover cops in 2003. His lawyers now claim that his low IQ would preclude him from being put to death. Comment.
Canarsie

Cops cash in on bone-headed burglar

Plus a smattering of crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

A whole lot of honey, honey

Our columnist’s take on the Comment.
Bay Ridge

Defending Fort Hamilton

Young Tigers will need to learn to finish if it hopes to repeat as PSAL champs. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

Borough-wide

Man shoots self as marshals come to evict him

A 52-year-old Bensonhurst man is in stable condition after he shot himself in the head Wednesday morning as city marshals sent to evict him from his home banged on his door. Comments (4).
Flatbush

Church needs donations to save famous organ

Talk about an organ donation! Comment.
Prospect Heights

Williams: Cops wouldn’t have cuffed me if I was white

In his first public comments since he was detained by police at the West Indian Parade on Monday, Councilman Jumaane Williams contends that the incident happened because of the color of his skin. Comments (3).
Borough-wide

Want to see the Twin Towers again? There’s an app for that

The ghosts of Sept. 11 are still with us. And now you can get two more — the Twin Towers themselves — on your iPhone. Comment.
Speak Out

Loud and clear: When Lou speaks out, friends listen

Lou recalls columns past, and how friends remember them. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Ed Koch joins Bob Turner on the campaign trail

Koch, a Democrat, defends Israel by backing Turner for Congress. Comment.
BoroBeat

Smoked out! FDNY bests NYPD in heated baseball match at MCU Park

Talk about getting hosed! Comment.
Harbor Watch

New technology to protect our shores

A new suvellance system protects army bases. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Older, wiser X-Men hope this is the year

A year after a dispointing 5-5 season, the Xaverian Clippers think they can turn things around. Comment.
Coney Island

Railsplitter Murphy headed to Oklahoma State

After a breakout July, Kamari Murphy’s stock went through the roof as big-time schools like Connecticut, Missouri, Florida, Miami and Florida State were all over the 6-foot-8 forward from Lincoln HS. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

Flatbush

Cops detain councilman at West Indian Day Parade

Was it racial profiling? Many think so. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Old School! It’s business as usual at Kersner Furs

A Bensonhurst furrier is betting his modern twist on an old-fashioned classic — the super-expensive fur coat — could help revive an industry’s that’s deader than the mink in your grandmother’s closet. Comments (7).
It’s Only My Opinion

Here’s what we learned on Labor Day

Stan’s post-barbecue thoughts. Comments (1).
Canarsie

Fire rips through Paerdegat home

A massive fire punched through the roof of a Paerdegat 12th Street home on Aug. 24, sending heavy smoke and flames into the afternoon sky. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Raw Utes hope hard work pays off

New Utrecht HS coach says his squad’s dilligence will be its strong point. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 5, 2011

Harbor Watch

Secretary of the Air Force visits base in Guam

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

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011

Big Screecher

The nerve of these peoples!

This week, Carmine complains about low-life neighbors who booed kids that were doing a great thing — keeping Bensonhurst beautiful! Comment.
Harbor Watch

Guardsmen come to the rescue

Military members work together to help during flooding from Hurricane Irene. Comment.
Coney Island

Sunday reading: 30 minutes, plus Lou Powsner, equals gold

Our reporter learned more in 30 minutes with 91-year-old Brooklyn Graphic columnist Lou Powsner than he did in four years of college. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Cyclones

Cyclones make the post-season with win over Yankees!

A loss by Williamsport clinches the wild-card spot for the surging Clones. Comment.
Borough-wide

Walmart foes call $50,000 donation to library a ‘cheap hustle’

Walmart gave the Brooklyn Public Library $50,000 this week, but opponents of the big-box store’s move into Brooklyn say the donation is just another cheap hustle by a company looking to grease the wheels so it can open here without protest. Comments (2).
Flatbush

Feds slap landlord over refusal to negotiate with workers

A notorious Flatbush landlord owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay for 70 employees that it illegally locked out during an ongoing labor dispute, a federal agency said last Wednesday. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

Canarsie

One dead, one wounded in Canarsie shooting

A gunman shot two men in Canarsie this afternoon. Comments (22).
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).

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