Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

Borough-wide

BRAVO rock benefit at Our Lady of Perpetual Help is music to the ears

Rock lovers flocked to Bay Ridge for an earful of great music at The Raccoon Lodge’s three-tiered bill at Notre Dame Hall. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Drivers nix Emmons Avenue traffic fix

Disgruntled drivers say the new, thinner lanes painted on Emmons Avenue are dangerously narrow and bad for business, but city officials told them the changes to Sheepshead Bay’s busiest thoroughfare will reduce congestion — and that they’re here to stay. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 26, 2011

24/7

This Saturday, everything is illuminated

Nuit Blanche brings the light to Greenpoint Comment.
Borough-wide

Yee-haw! Brooklyn Country Music Festival coming to Hank’s

Could it be a last big hootenany for the 100-year-old honky tonk saloon? Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011

Borough-wide

Pete Hamill feted by Green-Wood Cemetery

The veteran Brooklyn-born journo received the DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence during last week’s benefit at the natrional historic landmark he calls “one of the great urban glades.” Comment.
Borough-wide

Pint-sized fashionistas walk the runway at Kiddie Styles

Dyker heights had its own take on fashion week, thanks to a children’s fashion show at one of the area’s premier kiddie boutiques. Comment.
Borough-wide

Phony cops rob senior

A pair of police charlatans lead this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Borough-wide

Parking not! Activists reclaim parking spots; turn into parks

From parking spots to parks in spots! Comment.

Friday, Sept. 23, 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.
Borough-wide

It’s wall to wall Walgreens!

Marine Park’s chain gang is about to get bigger. Comment.
Borough-wide

Hot dogs! Pup Olympics comes to Marine Park

Canines of all stripes will be honored for their skill, prowess and doggone good looks in Marine Park on Sept. 24 — thanks to a group of felines! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

‘Dem’ bums invincible no more, thanks to Turner win

The special election for the Ninth congressional district turned up some major surprises — some of which are unearthed here by our columnist. Comment.
Borough-wide

Here it is, this week’s Standing O

Click above — and below — for all of this week’s heroes (you may be one of them!). Comment.
BoroBeat

BAM gala celebrates a classic

What would you do for your 150th birthday? Comment.
Borough-wide

This rap show will be a ‘Delight’

Two founders of the Sugarhill Gang will play the Knitting Factory next week. Comment.
Borough-wide

The defeat of the Democrats — the real story

The Democrats got shallacked in a Brooklyn–Queens district where they outnumber Republicans three-to-one. So why did David Weprin lose last week’s special election to Bob Turner? Click below for opinion pieces from a Weprin supporter and a Turner supporter.
Borough-wide

Brighton Jubilee gets last laugh

The Brighton Jubilee, which was forced to postpone its annual festival because of Hurricane Irene, went off without a hitch on Sunday. Comment.
Borough-wide

Woman goes to court against ‘lecherous’ landlord

A Brooklyn couple is facing more than 10 years in prison for allegedly pocketing more than $2 million in federal dollars meant for nutritious food for preschool children. Comment.
Borough-wide

Shelsky: There will be herring!

The appetizing store owner makes his New Year’s resolution — along with a handful of other chefs. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

Borough-wide

Tats all, folks! Coney ink and bike fest is a hit

Forgetting which trains run to Coney Island is impossible when they’re tattooed on your calf. Comment.
Borough-wide

Woman gunned down in Midwood

Plus a host of other crimes from the 61st and 70th precincts in Midwood and Homecrest. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

New Utrecht HS reunion — a golden meet for Class of 1961

The Class of ‘61 took a trip down memory lane by reuniting at Sirico’s in Bensohurst. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

Gerritsen Beach

Cops: No sequel to Gerritsen Halloween horror show

Cops will beef up patrols in Gerritsen Beach on Oct. 31 in a show of strength against the mischief-makers who turned the neighborhood’s main street into a Halloween war zone last year. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

First theater poised to shatter the booze ceiling

The new indieScreen could be the first to get a liquor license for in-theater drinking. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

Thirty years later, the sky is still falling

Our columnist says satellites go round and round — and life stays exactly the same. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Frequently flooded Belt Parkway to get $6.5M upgrade

But get ready for six months of lane closures! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Voorhies mosque backers will countersue foes

An eye for an eye? Comments (5).
Brooklyn Heights

Cop fires bullet into apartment — by accident!

A police officer accidentally fired a bullet into a residential building on busy Atlantic Avenue on Tuesday after a driver tried to run him over. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Murder on Batchelder Street

A man was gunned down in an apartment building lobby, plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island. Comment.
Williamsburg

One last delicious look back at Taste Williamsburg

Appetites were conquered, thirsts were slacked, and dreams were realized at the annual food fest. Comment.
DUMBO

Played out! After failed theatrical career, Slope writer calls it quits

Ed Schmidt is giving it all up — his books and his playwriting career — in one mega-tragicomic show. Comment.
Borough-wide

Community Bookstore celebrates 40 years at the heart of the Slope

More than 800 book lovers defied the supposed death of print on Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Community Bookstore, a fixture in a neighborhood that has changed, but still loves the printed word. Comment.
Prospect Heights

A ‘Biggers’ bang on race relations at the Brooklyn Museum

A mid-career retrospective on Sandford Biggers shows off this gutsy and whimsical artist. Comment.
Borough-wide

Poly’s Gebon voted city’s best playmaker

Kevin Gebon’s teammates don’t let him forget what they expect from him. At a crucial moment in a game, the Poly Prep senior quarterback is given a friendly reminder of exactly what the guys around him want him to do. Comment.
Columbia St Waterfront

Kid rock! Super Sonic Kindie Music Festival makes waves on Saturday

A children’s music festival featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and Karen K and the Jitterbugs is coming to the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011

Atlantic Yards

Ice try! Ratner now says he wants Islanders at Barclays Center

Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner said he’s “hoping” that the New York Islanders will move to the Barclays Center once the struggling team’s lease at the Nassau Coliseum expires in 2015 — a reversal of his longtime claim that the Prospect Heights arena would be too small to host pro hockey games. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Here’s another reason to ‘Love’ the DUMBO Arts Festival this weekend

Our spotlight on one of the millions of art pieces on display. Comment.
Speak Out

Lou Powsner and the downfall of Ed Koch

Of all the charity pleas, the Brooklyn Public Library is our neighborhood’s number one. Comment.
BoroBeat

Take a spin on Jane’s Carousel

Our exclusive slide show from the first week of the hot new carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (3).
Fort Greene

Learn about wine at the ‘Riot’ this weekend

Skylight One Hanson hosts an all-you-can-drink (er, we mean, all-you-can-learn) wine event. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Holy Cross drops Xaverian 15–13

Holy Cross coach Tom Pugh was not sure what to make of his young team. Sure, the Knights were going to be fast and athletic, but exactly how good they would be was anybody’s guess. Comment.
Williamsburg

Adrian Grenier loves Devin Ratray!

The “Entourage” star and pal Ratray star in “True Bromance,” the highlight of this year’s Willifest! Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Segure leads Fort Ham to 34th straight win

Travon Reid Segure has been tabbed as one of the city’s top prospects because of his two-way play-making ability as a ball-hawking safety and explosive wide receiver. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Bonnies fall to Hilltoppers, 2-1

The defending champions lose their season opener. Comment.
Park Slope

At Gallery Players, this ‘Dog’ has teeth!

Love is overrated — and often gets in the way — in Douglas Carter Beane’s “The Little Dog Laughed,” which wraps up its first New York revival at the Gallery Players this weekend. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 19, 2011

Sea Gate

Touchable! ‘Killer’ gets 30 years for identity theft

Federal prosecutors who took a page from “The Untouchables” playbook nailed their man on Thursday when a judge sentenced a Russian immigrant whom they believed killed three people to 30 years in prison — for identity theft and bank and credit card fraud. Comment.
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).
DUMBO

DUMBO’s art weekend turns a neighborhood into a gallery

This weekend, DUMBO’s quiet streets will turn into a playground of giant love letters, blindfolded wrestling, a fluorescent Walt Whitman — and even a 3D universe on the Manhattan Bridge. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on goats, golf and old bonds

Stan wants to know why the government is poking its nose into the goat business. Comment.
Columbia St Waterfront

Pack rat puppets on stage at Clockworks!

And you thought the Collyer Brothers were just some mentally ill hoarders. Now, they’re also great theater. Comment.
Park Slope

Deals on wheels! The Bike Jumble is coming this Saturday

The annual bike flea market returns to the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011

Big Screecher

You get what you pay for: tickets for parking legally!

This week, Carmine goes after the city for giving drivers tickets — even if they paid for their space! Comments (2).
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.
BoroBeat

NFL star ‘tackles’ the flu

He may have run for 2,587 yards in his 52 starts and completed 21 touchdowns, but even former Giant Stephen Baker needs a little protection from the flu. Comment.
BoroBeat

Mother of God! Faithful honor Mary in Carroll Gardens

Italian-Americans hailing from the town of Mola di Bari in Italy honored their patron saint — a little lady named the Blessed Virgin Mary — with an elaborate parade in Carroll Gardens with celebrants carrying her statue, with a knife through her heart, above the crowd. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

Borough-wide

Turner’s sworn into office; learns about house protocal (the hard way)

Newly elected Rep. Bob Turner (R–Marine Park) made his first gaffe in Congress the fist time he opened his mouth — addressing the entire House of Representatives before Speaker John Boehner (R–Ohio) acknowledged his presence. Comments (2).
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.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

Sheepshead Bay

NO HOPE: Weprin blames Obama for stunning loss

The loser in the special election to replace Anthony Weiner said it was the president’s fault. Sure it wasn’t the mustache? Comments (4).
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.

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