Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

A Britisher’s View

Dinner with a tyrant? Wake up and smell the coffee, America

Did we have to canoodle with a creep? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s dinner at the Warwick Hotel gave our columnist indigestion. Comment.
Bay Ridge

End of an era: Hinsch’s is closed

Bay Ridge’s legendary soda shop is out of business. Comments (57).
BoroBeat

Shorefront food drive kicks of Rosh Hashanah in Brighton Beach

The Jewish New Year arrived in Brooklyn with a food distribution by the Shorefront Jewish Community Council, proving that charity begins at home. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

Coney Island

Critics: Concrete Boardwalk cracking up!

Residents who hate that the city has replace wood with concrete on portions Brooklyn’s world-famous Boardwalk say it’s breaking apart. Comments (4).
Borough-wide

Little-box boom! Mini-Walmarts can open up all over the borough

A scaled-back Walmart store could open down the block from your house — find out where. Comments (3).
Williamsburg

Call it ‘Williams-bird’! Artist plasters neighborhood with flying friends

Erik Berglin is turning Williamsburg into his own personal aviary. Comment.
BoroBeat

Gala honors survivors and crusaders of pediatric cancer

Top cancer researchers, cancer survivors and a chef were honored on Sept. 23 at Hopefest 2011. Comment.
Williamsburg

Plato smash! ‘Action Philosophers’ to hit the stage next week

It’ll be the most entertaining Philosophy 101 class you’ve ever sat through. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

Red Hook

The champs! Red Hook vendors win the ‘Vendy Cup’

Solber Pupusas, the pride of the Red Hook ball fields, has again shown the world that it makes the best damn street food in the city. But you knew that. 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.
Flatbush

Rolling delivery: Baby born in Nissan

A pregnant 24-year-old Flatbush woman gave birth to her second child on Tuesday — in the back seat of her cramped Nissan. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

PLEASE pull the plug on ‘Two and a Half Men’

Our columnist thinks Ashton Kutcher is not a good match for the popular TV show. Comments (61).
Canarsie

Suspected arsonist hits Canarsie Courier

Plus a smattering of other crimes reported by Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Man shot dead over iPhone

Plus a host of other crimes reported to cops in Sheepshead Bay, Bensonhurst, Gravesend and Coney Island. Comment.
BoroBeat

Move over Carrie and Clay — there’s a new ‘Idol’ in town!

Brooklyn’s first “Teen Idol” is a 13-year-old warbler from Park Slope! Comment.
BoroBeat

Flying high! Joystick jockeys helps fight breast cancer

The fight against breast cancer soared to new heights on Sept. 26 as members of the Pennsylvania Avenue Radio Control Society held a unique fundraiser in Floyd Bennett Field — where flying aficionados got to take model airplanes up for a spin while helping an important cause. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Awards dinner hails urban warriors

An area group lauds seven honorees for helping to improve the neighborhood. Comment.
Brighton Beach

On the move! Brighton Neighborhood Association relocating longtime office

The Brighton Neighborhood Association is hoping to make a bright new start — by moving out of its water-damaged storefront, which is slated for conversion into a medical facility, into offices three blocks away on Brighton Beach Avenue. Comment.
Flatbush

WAYNE’S WORLD: Looking forward to taking on Clinton

That win Saturday against Boys & Girls was huge. There was no way we were going to go 0-2. We knew we had two more hard games coming up against DeWitt Clin Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011

Boerum Hill

Your guide to the Atlantic Antic!

You can’t tell Brooklyn’s best street fest without a scorecard — so here’s the scorecard! Comments (1).
Prospect Heights

Jay-Z confirms that he’ll christen the Barclays Center

The hip hop legend, media mogul and minuscule Nets owner will do at least one show at the new arena next summer. Comment.
Downtown

MTA finally gives up its Jay Street ghost

The cash-strapped agency will finally let the city find a new use for Downtown eyesore. Comment.
BoroBeat

Brooklyn Heights chooses top dog — it’s Woodley!

The second annual Brooklyn Heights Dog Show brought canines big and small, but only one Goldendoodle stole the show! Comment.
BoroBeat

Fetching the gold! Daisy the pit bull wins three-peat at Doggie Olympics

Dozens of pooches — and their masters — flocked to Marine Park on Saturday for the seventh annual competition. Daisy the pit bull took home her third gold medal. Comment.
Flatbush

Clinton runs over Erasmus Hall 30–8

DeWitt Clinton is a team that isn’t afraid to get down and dirty, and with one of the only grass fields left in the Public School Athletic League, the Governors thrive on poor conditions — thanks to their smash-mouth style that is perfect in the mud. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ragamuffins on parade!

The annual kids costume parade is back, so break out your home-made costume and high-tail it to Bay Ridge on Saturday. Comments (1).
Brooklyn Heights

Full ‘Steamer’ ahead!

Jo Haller quickly bobbed and weaved with the ball through defenders outside the box. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 26, 2011

Marine Park

Price of Marine Park’s ‘house’ soars to $16 million

It’s the Marine Park money pit! Comments (1).
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.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s cost-saving measures: cut back funds to the National Institute of Health

Columnist Stan sticks a pin in over-infalted budgets. Comments (1).
Dining

Na zdaroviye! Brooklyn finally has its own vodka

Our top-shelf story about Brooklyn Republic Vodka. Yes, we tasted it, too. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Sunday Reading: The Nottingham Association seeks merry men

For this civic group, things ain’t the way they used to be. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Comment.
Fort Greene

This ‘Next Wave’ fest finally lives up to its name

The curtain is up at Brooklyn’s most forward-thinking performance art festival — and this year is all about taking risks. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011

Big Screecher

We’re pretty confident Bloomberg doesn’t have Carmine’s vote

The Screecher has had an on-going problem with our mayor that dates back to the demise of WNEW-AM! Comments (3).
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.

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

Prospect Heights

He’s a business, man — Jay-Z to christen the Barclays Center

The hip hop legend, media mogul and miniscule Nets owner will be making a big announcement on Monday. We think we know what it is. Comment.
Borough-wide

It’s wall to wall Walgreens!

Marine Park’s chain gang is about to get bigger. Comment.
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.
Bay Ridge

Police seek ‘bank robber’ who bolted wihtout cash

Police are looking for a would-be bank robber who tried to hold up a Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, but ran away before the teller handed over any cash. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Police arrest suspect in Midwood murder

A 29-year-old Midwood man — who may have forecast his intention to kill his girlfriend on his Facebook page — surrendered to authorities on Wednesday after they accused him of shooting and killing his 31-year-old beau inside their Ocean Avenue apartment near Avenue J. Comments (3).
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.

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