Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

Crime

Masked thugs rob teen on Ave. N

Haloween isn’t here yet, but these thugs are already out, tricking for other’s treats, plus several other crimes reported to the 63rd Precinct. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Sign-mon says: Library placard has bookworms confused

A sign outside a Bensonhurst library says it’s closed, but it won’t be until Nov. 4. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Williamsburg

Wrap your skull around this Mexican halloween tradition

Learn to make authentic sugar skulls at Huitzilli to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Comment.
Mean Streets

Ridgites demand more time to park

Merchants on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge are demanding the city increase the time shoppers are allowed to park along the strip, claiming the present one-hour limit doesn’t give clients enough time to go from store to store— and many times results in them getting expensive parking tickets. Comment.
Greenpoint

Art collective recreates the sights — and smells — of old Greenpoint

The Brooklyn Diggers art collective will deploy scent boxes to really bring you back to 1861 as part of a tribute to the ironclad ship, the Monitor, which was constructed in the neighborhood 150 years ago. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Dance on a grave! Revisit the history of Green-Wood Cemetery through dance

In “Dancing Through the Light,” dancers perform among the graves and headstones. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 14, 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

What an affront! City will install Lincoln statue the ‘wrong’ way

A 140-year-old Abraham Lincoln statue will soon face backwards at its new locale in Grand Army Plaza — an affront on history that one Emancipation-obsessed activist says will make the park’s co-designer, if not the 16th president himself, roll in his grave. Comment.
Mill Basin

Bread line! Panera to open at Kings Plaza

Panera Bread, an artisanal bakery and sandwich chain, will open its first shop in Brooklyn on Oct. 31 — inside the Kings Plaza Mall on Flatbush Avenue and Avenue U. Comments (1).
Crime

Car looter caught in the act

A Midwood menace is behind bars, plus a smattering of other crimes reported to the 70th Precinct. Comment.
Crime

Man breaks teen’s jaw over backpack

A brutal mugging on Rockaway Parkway leads this week’s Canarsie police blotter. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Burn in hell, Anwar al-Awlaki

Another lethal al Qaeda tentacle has been disarmed, thanks to a targeted U.S. drone strike — cause enough for celebration, says our columnist. Comment.
Op-Ed

BIDs — good or bad?

Are Business Imrovement Districts good for Brooklyn? Click below for opinion pieces on both side of the issue.
Standing O

Atten-tion! It’s this week’s ‘Standing O’

Yes, it’s time for our tribute to the heroes walking among us. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Judge gives small bail to cop shooter

A gangbanger gets a slap on the wrist and a city commissioner gets busted for taking bribes in this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.
Gowanus

Julie Klausner is going to have a great ‘Week’ at the Bell House

The comedienne behind the fun podcast, “How Was Your Week,” will tape the show live on Oct. 20. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011

Borough-wide

Dog daze! City is going after Brooklyn’s pooch-friendly bars

The city has cracked down on the borough’s pooch-loving bars — and Southern Brooklyn stores are in the crosshairs. Comment.
Marine Park

His Turner: Bob named to vets, security committees

Television executive turned Rep. Bob Turner’s campaign promise to bring “fiscal sanity” to Washington hit a bit of a snag last week when he was assigned to three committees that have nothing to do with the nation’s budget: the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Money lifted in lift

A delivery man is robbed in a Homecrest building, plus a host of other crimes in Midwood and along Avenue U and Kings Highway. Comment.
Crime

Good Samaritan surprises thief; gets stabbed

A man is attacked when he tries to stop someone from breaking into cars in Gravesend, plus a host of other crimes from the 60th, 61st and 62nd precincts. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Micro Museum is a giant at 25 years

The tiny museum with a big personality hailed its silver success with an anniversary party on Smith Street. Comment.
Gerritsen Beach

Jury says city must pay injured Gerritsen Beach teen $19M

The city will have to pay a Gerritsen Beach teenager who was left disabled and with brain damage after he was hit by a speeding car on Gerritsen Avenue $19 million, a jury ruled this week. Comment.
Cobble Hill

A killer mashup! It’s ‘Gossip Girl’ — but with blood, guts and heavy weaponry

Cecily von Ziegesar is coming to BookCourt with a novel — and this time, her “Gossip Girl” characters are real killers. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011

Coney Island

City’s plan for Boardwalk leaves just four blocks wood

If the city moves forward, only a small piece of the historic Boardwalk — in the amusement area — would remain actual wood boards. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Former graffiti vandals celebrated as artists at Downtown hotel

These guys went from being the scourge of the subways to the toast of the art world. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Residents: Verizon poles an unwanted eyesore

East 16th Street residents say Verizon is giving them the shaft — literally — by planting unwanted utility poles on the block’s wireless street instead of placing their wires in backyards where they belong. Comments (1).
Park Slope

Occupy Brooklyn? Anti-greed movement coming to boro this Saturday

The free-spirited protest movement that’s “occupying” Wall Street is finally coming to Brooklyn — and the borough’s top elected official is already fueling up the bandwagon. Comment.
Mill Basin

Campers are flocking to Floyd Bennett Field

At $20 a night, the old airfield has become the borough’s cheapest hotel! Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Hold on to your hats folks, because once again the end is near

The Apocolypse has arrived. Comment.
Fort Greene

Colson Whitehead’s new novel explores the city — after the apocalypse

And Fort Greene’s top (male) writer will read and release it at Greenlight Bookstore on Oct. 19. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

Mean Streets

City: Time to 86 left turns at Fourth Avenue

A proposal by the city would make it illegal to turn left from 86th Street, but some say it will just cause more traffic futher down the block. Comment.
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.
Bay Ridge

Cangiano’s closes, ending an era

The legendary Italian grocery served its last meatball on Friday. Comment.
Speak Out

Lou chats with the mayor about Coney Island — and pro football

Residents constantly clamor for the “Old Coney Island.” Comment.
Dining

Roberta’s is expanding — plus a full fortnight of food news

Got gossip? We’re talking pizza and pastrami, chocolate and croquetas, and a Fort Greene menu with Brooklyn attitude to spare. Comment.
Red Hook

Get food for the mind — and belly — at the Red Hook Film Fest

The Tribeca Film Festival may be star-studded, but the Red Hook Film Festival’s got free key lime pie. Comment.
Williamsburg

Fright ‘Night’! New theater company’s first show is a blood-filled slasher

Better get your poncho in the lobby, this one could get messy. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

Borough-wide

Blood on the stre — oh, wait, it’s just spit

There’s blood on the streets of Ditmas Park! — at least that’s what some residents think when they see the red splotches that are marking the sidewalks. Comment.
BoroBeat

Yessss! Hundreds compete to be Nets announcer

Many tried out, but few were chosen for next week’s finals in hopes of being the voice of the Brooklyn Nets. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Social Security is the government’s Ponzi scheme

This week, our columnist bears the naked truth about money, government and unkosher Social Security. Comments (7).
Park Slope

Congregation Beth Elohim has the coolest sukkah in town

Jealous? You know you are. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

We’re all Weiners! New mask lets you be Anthony!

This Halloween, you too can be a Weiner — Anthony Weiner. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Oh deer! Animals caught as they attempt to enter Brooklyn

Two deer died, and one was returned to Staten Island, after they tried to swim the Narrows and make a home for themselves in Brooklyn. Comment.
Park Slope

Fleisher’s, a real butcher shop, opens in Park Slope

Finally, a butcher shop where they do some actual butchering! Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

Big Screecher

Carmine says ‘Get off your butt!’

This week, Carmine encourages you to get out to civic meetings so you can make a difference! Comments (1).
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.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

Bensonhurst

Feds: Bensonhurst cop used badge to intimidate foes

A police officer who handcuffed and pepper-sprayed a man during a dispute at a Bensonhurst bar owned by the cop’s cousin was arrested by FBI agents and charged with civil rights violations on Wednesday. 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.

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