Monday, Sept. 19, 2011

Coney Island

‘The Warriors’ — the real ones! — headline the Coney film fest

The inspiration for the classic movie about gangland Coney is the subject of his own movie at the neighborhood’s film festival. Comments (4).

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011

BoroBeat

Lofty kite festival transforms The People’s Playground into an aerial theater

Go fly a kite! The clarion call was answered by the high and mighty during a two-day festival, presented by the Kite in Motion Club on Coney’s white sands. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

From Citigroup to jail cell: Financeer pleads guilty for siphoning $22 million

Find out all the latest courtroom news in this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 16, 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.
BoroBeat

It’s back-to-school time for Brooklyn kids

Brooklyn bustled with a late summer ritual last week, as bright-eyed children across the borough dressed up with somewhere to go — school. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Jumaane incident proves NYPD needs ‘CPR’

Our columnist says Councilman Jumaane Williams should have forgot about the color of his skin when he publicly derided the NYPD over his treatment during the West Indian Day Parade, and should have focused on the rank-and-file cops’ failure to adhere to the department’s standard of Courtesy, Professionalism and Respect. Comments (2).
Crime

Coney Island crook busted — two months after the crime

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Coney Island, Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay. Comment.
Canarsie

Bone-breaker busted

Plus a few crimes other select crimes reported to Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

What Paul Krugman should have done

Some times if you don’t have anything nice to say it’s best to say nothing at all Comments (3).
BoroBeat

What hurricane? MeadowWood at Gateway residents finally celebrate Irene-postponed Family Day

Residents at the condo complex celebrate their special event that had to be postponed — twice. Comment.
Standing O

Here it is, your Standing O’s for the week

Our most popular column is back with this week’s heroes. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

The economy’s turning the corner, and other fairy tales

Stan talks taxes, jobs, and dog bites. Comment.
Marine Park

We hope he had clean underwear: Panty raider busted at Victoria’s Secret

Plus a sampling of other crimes reported to Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Another lousy, lousy weekend

This weekend’s transit snafus. Comment.
Borough-wide

Marsh wins battle of neophyte quarterbacks

There were two young quarterbacks on opposite sidelines Saturday afternoon at Old Boys High Field. One — Curtis sophomore Prince Dukes — entered with plenty of hype, while Boys & Girls’ Keon Marsh was basically an afterthought. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

Crime

iPad plucker hits Homecrest

Plus all of the crimes coming out of Homecrest, Avenue U, Kings Highway and Midwood. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Fightin’ FInest square off at Gleason’s

Flying fists and skillful strategy were part of the action when cops squared off against the DUMBO Destroyers at St. Ann’s Warehouse to raise money for the area’s business improvement district. Comment.
Fort Greene

Writers reveal their ‘bad habits’ at Frank’s Lounge

A throng of artists will morph Fort Greene’s famous old man bar into the confessional booth of watering holes for a night of “bad habits-themed” storytelling. Comment.
Borough-wide

Midwood gridders looks to get back to playoffs

Midwood had just beaten James Madison handily and was in the throes of a wild celebration, thinking it had not only dispatched its bitter rival but made the playoffs in the process. Soon, exhilaration turned too demoralization when coach Steve Basile gave his team the bad news – it had fallen five power points short of the postseason, snapping a four-year run of reaching the Public School Athletic League’s top-level playoffs. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

Borough-wide

Republican grabs Weiner seat

A Republican businessman who has never held elective office trounced a career Democrat in the special election to succeed Rep. Anthony Weiner — a six-week slugfest that turned into a referendum less on the prior officeholder’s sexual peccadillos and more on President Obama. Comments (3).
Bergen Beach

Kruger crony guilty: Judge rules hospital CEO bribed Carl

The former CEO of Brookdale Hospital was found guilty of bribing state Sen. Carl Kruger and two other elected officials on Monday — potentially hammering another nail into the coffin of the embattled southern Brooklyn legislator, who will go trial for taking that bribe, among other alleged payoffs, in January. Comment.
BoroBeat

Speed racers go head-to-head in soap box derby

More than 150 kids gave it their best try during Coney Island Generations Gap’s race. Comments (1).
Ditmas Park

Book-end! Cortelyou library to close for renovations

Ditmas Park bookworms will have to schlepp to East Flatbush or Kensington to get their free fix this winter while the Cortelyou Road branch of the Brooklyn Public Library closes to install self-service machines and fix up its aging infrastructure. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Arrested Ridge man couldn’t raise ‘jihad’ money from local Muslims

A Bay Ridge man who was arrested at Kennedy Airport last Tuesday for allegedly sending money to terrorists in Pakistan complained that he had to leave the neighborhood because he couldn’t raise enough terror cash from Muslim-Americans there. Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Fontbonne volleyers hope to rebound this year

Fontbonne Hall’s varsity volleyball squad took last year’s loss to Archbishop Molloy in the Catholic High School Athletic Association Brooklyn-Queens Division I semifinals especially hard, because the second-place team had played the team ahead of them, St. Francis Prep, so well all season — beating the Stanners twice. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011

BoroBeat

‘Never forget’ — and Brooklynites didn’t on the 10th anniversary of 9-11

The borough became a silent sanctuary for the milestione anniversary, which had boroughites packing observances across town — from parks and piers to churches and schools. Comments (1).
Marine Park

Cast your votes!

Residents of Southern Brooklyn will decide today who will replace Anthony Weiner as their rep in Congress. Here’s your last-minute guid to the candidates. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

H and M stations are back!

Two Midwood train stations are opened again. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Panel says no to 62nd Street ‘warehouse yeshiva’

Community Board 10 voted against a plan to move a Yeshiva back into a building it has already been banned from using. Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

Beloved Coney Island crank shoots self during stand off with city marshals

A 52-year-old Bensonhurst resident who was a surly, yet beloved, fixture on the Coney Island Boardwalk died last week after he shot himself in the head — just as city marshals evicting him from his home banged on his door. Comment.
BoroBeat

School supplyapalooza! Hundreds of kids stock up during fun-filled Harvest Fest

More than 1,000 school children received much needed school supplies — and had a blast while doing it — during a special “say hello to the school year” Harvest Fest at Paerdegat Park on Sept. 10. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney a go-go! Pick the winner of this year’s burlesque beauty pageant

Costumers, come-ons and concupiscence converge in Coney on Friday. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

The ‘Rhodes’ to Villanova

Packer Collegiate Institute’s Shannon Rhodes used her defensive prowess to catch the eyes of coaches at the Pennsylvania university. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

Bensonhurst

Parents furious over pre-K cuts at PS 101

Angry parents are demanding the city bus their kids to a pre-Kindergarten program after the Department of Education shifted classes from a nearby school to one that’s 25 blocks away — but the city says that if the parents want to send their children to class, they’ll have to get them their themselves. Comments (1).
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.
Downtown

Book ‘em! Marty’s annual literary festival features heavy hitters

Egan! Foer! Oates! McMurtry! And a sneak peak at Russell Banks’s forthcoming book! Marty — you’ve booked quite a lineup. Comment.
Fort Greene

A delicious night of theater at the Irondale Center

“Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant” is not your grandparents’ dinner theater. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011

Bay Ridge

Ridge ‘terrorist’: Money’s tight in Brooklyn

A Bay Ridge man charged on Friday with sending more than $1,000 to terrorists in Pakistan had a tough time raising jihad cash in Brooklyn, according to his indictment. Comment.
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.
Big Screecher

Hurrican’t! City won’t take Carmines calls during storm!

Our columnist has smoke blowing out of his ears over the city’s inability to to use a technology that’s more than 100 years old. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brooklyn hosts 9-11 remembrances

In remembrance of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Brooklyn will play host to several memorial events vigils, musical performances, poetry readings, and charity runs. Here’s a breakdown from across the borough. Comments (1).
24/7

Arts world remembers 9-11

Here’s your roundup of ways to remember and honor what was lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

Cyclones

It’s all even! Cyclones force Game 3 in playoff series

Game 2 is a decisive win on the Rock. UPDATED with Slideshow! Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Face-booked! Bank robber’s posting leads to his arrest

He could have gotten away with it, but then he decided to call himself “Willie Sutton Jr.” Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

Borough-wide

Jumaane: Cop attack was far away

Councilman Jumaane Williams says the incident that led cops to “protect” him by handcuffing and detaining him happened blocks away, but police won’t say where it happened. 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.

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