Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Bay Ridge

Canines in costumes at Narrows Botanical Gardens ‘Harvest Festival’ on Oct. 16.

Why wait for Halloween to dress up your dog in a ridiculous getup when you can do it two weeks early? Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011

BoroBeat

Stick it to ‘em! ‘Old-timers’ face off with next generation in annual stickball tournament

The Brooklyn Stickball Old Timers’ 43rd annual tournament pitted younger players against their older counterparts for a series of stickball matches on 80th Street between Third and Fourth avenues. Comments (1).

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Gavel to Gavel

Teen sues former Yeshiva for bad fall

A Flatbush school is being sued for damages from a 2009 accident and a former PTA mom prepares herself for prison in this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.
BoroBeat

‘Senior Idol’ wows crowd at Xaverian High School

Brooklyn’s canaries and larks sang up a sweet storm in Bay Ridge for the fifth annual elder song competition, proving that the borough’s golden crooners are neither old nor cold when it comes to exercising their vocal chords. Comment.
Canarsie

Worm wiggles into Avenue L bodega

Plus a few other crimes from Canarsie. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 7, 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.
BoroBeat

March to White House highlights need to label foods that are genetically modified

A 313-mile march to raise awareness about what is on our dinner plates kicked off in Ditmas Park on Saturday — drawing more than 100 people from across the world. Comment.
Flatbush

Brooklyn College building new school of business

Brooklyn College is planning to raze a produce and meat market to make way for new classrooms as part of the school’s latest expansion. Comment.
Flatbush

Man stabbed to death

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 67th and 70th Precincts. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Ground Zero’s ‘mosquerade’

Our columnist says the proposed mosque and community center in Lower Manhattan is open to the public — but it continues to close the door to some frank talk. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Mosque madness: Lawsuits pile up over Voorhies Avenue house of worship

Builders of the controversial Sheepshead Bay mosque say they are getting ready to unload a new barrage of civil litigation after their countersuit against opponents of the Voorhies Avenue house of worship was shot down by a Brooklyn judge. Comment.
Downtown

What should the city do with 370 Jay St.?

The MTA has finally pulled out of its largely abandoned headquarters on Jay Street in Downtown. We asked two area leaders what they want to see happen next. Click below for their opinion pieces.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Inside a ‘SmallMart’

We went to Chicago to visit scaled-down versions of Walmarts — and you won’t believe what we found! Comment.
Coney Island

Refurbushed fieldhouse christened at Kaiser Park

The city opened a $2.3-million fieldhouse at Leon S. Kaiser Park, ending an almost decade-long renovation project that transformed the aging Coney Island playground on W. 29th Street into a state-of-the-art open space. Comment.
Crime

Rolling thief snags iPhone

A fast-moving iPhone thief leads this week’s Kings Blotter. Comment.
BoroBeat

It was a tyke-errific time when the annual Ragamuffin Parade unfurled its magic in Bay Ridge!

Fun was the word around town as lads and lasses got gussied up and put a festive foot forward for the area’s premier tot parade. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

86th Street Bath Beach Kiwanis Club honors ‘extraordinary’ urban warriors

Brooklyn group lauds members and others for helping to improve our quality oif life. Comment.

Meet the new boss at the Brooklyn Public Library

It’s hats off to the new president and CEO of the Brooklyn Public Library. Linda Johnson, the head bookworm, has been charged with transforming the library to serve a digital-age population — ’cause these kids today, they don’t know from books. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

BoroBeat

A Third Avenue wonderland

They were dancing — and eating — in the streets! Comment.
BoroBeat

The Diceman takes MCU Park by X-rated storm

Brooklyn-born comic Andrew Dice Clay got a rousing welcome home. Comment.
Marine Park

Gun-toting goons raid Kings Highway home

Plus a bevy of other crimes reported to Marine Park and Mill Basin’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Hinsch’s syrupy history

Bay Ridge’s classic soda fountain, which went flat last week, was the offspring of 1920s-era pharmacies. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Busy hands: Bensonhurst man busted for two sex assaults

Plus a host of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Call the waaaaaambulance! It’s a whine attack

Our columnist doesn’t care if Martha Stewart went potty with the door open. Comments (1).
Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park barber killed in shop

A beloved Ditmas Park barber was shot in the head and killed inside his shop on Saturday afternoon. Comment.
BoroBeat

Atlantic Antic does it again!

There’s a reason why the Antic is the largest street fair in New York — and now you can read all about it! Comment.
Bay Ridge

You huckleberries! Restaurateurs battle over dead business

All the cooking equipment was taken from Huckleberry’s restaurant in the dead of night — by two owners of the place trying to convince their partner to give up the ship. Comment.
Fort Greene

Beer-tacular: Get woozy on craft brew at the Brooklyn Pour

It’s all-you-can drink, too. Comment.

Sidney says I do to UNC-Wilmington

Brianna Sidney could have been nervous. Cynthia Cooper-Dyke was someone the Queens native has looked up to since childhood. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

Party pooper: Motorist ruins SUV; misses birthday party

Talk about a birthday bash! Comment.
Park Slope

Marc Ribot rocks ‘The Kid’ this Saturday at PS 10

Brooklyn-based composer and experimental guitar guru Marc Ribot will perform his original musical score to Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” live at a screening of the film at PS 10 in the South Slope on Oct. 15. Comment.
BoroBeat

John Starks hosts IS 227 hoops clinic

The Knicks legend wowed students during a hoops clinic at a Bensonhurst school. Comment.

Senior killed in Paerdegats

A motorist ran down a 65-year-old woman in a desolate Canarsie speed strip on Sept. 27 — the second pedestrian fatality to take place in the area in a week. Comments (2).
Sheepshead Bay

Truman show: Lincoln speeds past Mustangs, 46–6

The Railsplitters went to 4-0 after Sunday’s cakewalk. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Xaverian shocks Iona, 37–6

Xaverian took down the Gaels, one of the best teams in the league. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead flushes Flushing, 33–6

Sheepshead Bay was excellent on both sides of the ball in Sunday’s win. Comment.
Flatbush

Erasmus shocks Tottenville, 14–13

The Dutchman weren’t supposed to beat the heavily favored Pirates — but they did! Comment.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

Book ’em: Kids off the hook for library fines — if they borrow again!

A pair of pint-sized scholarly scofflaws, who owe a total of $4,223.85 in overdue fees for books they haven’t returned to the Library, will be exonerated thanks to a city-wide program that grants amnesty to library outlaws under the age of 18 — as long as they start borrowing again. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Former night spot to become a Met Foods

Owners say the market will open in January. Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan loves tattoos — on circus freaks!

This week, our columnist looks back at tattoos through history — and warns the young’ins about there repercussions. Comments (4).
Greenpoint

Brooklyn Fishing Derby — oh, it’s on!

As kickball closes, Williamsburg’s other major sport opens its brief season. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

Big Screecher

Victory! Carmine finds a great place to get his oil checked!

This week, Carmine tells all about the secret, convenient, no-line, health center in Southern Brooklyn! Comments (1).
BoroBeat

‘Tunnel to Towers’ run draws Bravest from all over

The 10th annual race was more celebratory than mournful as tens of thousands of runners put their best foot forward in memory of 9-11 firefighter Stephen Siller, who worked in Park Slope. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Bay Ridge

End of an era: Hinsch’s is closed

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

Trash alley! Walgreens, neighbor locked in Dumpster dispute

A Brighton Beach homeowner says that the alley behind her house has become overrun by rats and Dumpster-diving bums ever since the Walgreens pharmacy next door started storing its garbage there. Comment.
Marine Park

Weiner wins! Write-in favorite bests fake foes

It’s official: Anthony Weiner is the most popular imaginary candidate in Brooklyn. Comment.
BoroBeat

‘Attention’ must be paid to world poverty

Doctors Without Borders recreated a medical unit in Grand Army Plaza to show their work in the world’s hunger hotspots. Comment.
Park Slope

This red tail hawk is soaring like an eagle!

Parks officials set free a once-injured hawk in Prospect Park on Thursday, trumpeting the release as a symbol that the city aims to make parks “friendlier” to urban wildlife. Comment.

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