Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011

Bensonhurst

Sunday Read it and weep! The story behind the Cangiano’s dynasty

In this week’s Sunday Read, we look back at the meatballs —and sausage and bread and mozzarella — that made up Cangiano’s. Comments (3).

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

The Newsstand

This week’s Courier Life Newspapers are online

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Coney Island

Boardwalk dives offered new leases — if they clean up

Old-school Boardwalk businesses that are facing eviction can stay open for eight more years — if they agree to get rid of their honky-tonk charm and turn themselves into upscale eateries — under a deal being offered by their landlord. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Can cash-flushed ‘Occupy Wall Street’ walk the walk?

The now fabulously-funded Occupy Wall Street crowd is a beer-bottle toss away from becoming its own nightmare — a corporation! Our columnist hopes the movement holds itself to the same scruples it demands from the targets of its wrath. Comments (2).
Standing O

Standing O is back!

And our columnist offers up her weekly tribute to Brooklyn’s heroes. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

Marine Park

Most wanted: Marine Park man could land in hot water for pursuing car thief

A Marine Park man is taking it upon himself to find the teenage punk who broke into his jeep by plastering a picture of the thief across the neighborhood — and now he may be in trouble with the law for telling people to call the cops. Comment.
BoroBeat

Clean it up! Ridgites pitch in to clean up Shore Road Park

Volunteers spent the day on Friday pitching in to make the park a better place. Comment.
Marine Park

Fright fest! Marine Park to get ghoulish on Oct. 22

Hey, Marine Park, it’s time to get your creep on. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Tony left his brains in San Francisco

Stan has some more fodder for the water cooler — and it ain’t cold. Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

Gunmen knock over 25th Avenue deli

Plus a selection of other crimes from Bensonhurst and Bath Beach. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Old-timers come back for hockey

Ten old-timers came back to the rink of their youth on Sunday to once again strap on the skates and get in a days-worth of hockey just like they did when they were growing up in the 1970s. Comments (3).
Canarsie

Alley killer captured

The arrest of a murderous gunman leads this week’s 69th Precinct police blotter. Comments (4).
Sheepshead Bay

Ring them bells: St. Mark tower upgrade almost finished

St. Mark Church’s iconic steeple is checking out of rehab. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Resident watches helplessly as car is stolen from driveway

Thieves stole two luxury cars and broke into three others in Manhattan Beach last week — and one unlucky resident watched helplessly as bandits smashed into one of his cars as they made their getaway in the other. Comment.
BoroBeat

Benefit walk raises money for ailing food pantry

Reaching-Out Community Services found a friend in the community, which teamed up with clients and others to raise money for the cash-strapped soup kitchen. Comment.
BoroBeat

Sea of howlin’ fun at New York Ascarium

Usher in the year’s most spooktastic day — if you dare to brrr-ave it — with a Halloween line-up of awesome attractions at the New York Aquarium. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

Mean Streets

Foot(path) soldiers! City brings in traffic cops to calm tensions on Brooklyn Bridge

But do these whistleblowers actually do anything? 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.
Bensonhurst

Shorely a mess! Promenade bike path is a disaster

Residents are demanding that the city fix a section of the Shore Road Promenade that is riddled with large cracks and partially covered with sand, creating hazards for cyclists and joggers who sometimes collide with each other to avoid the roadblocks — but officials say the cost of fixing the path, upwards of $20 million, makes a renovation unlikely in the near future. Comments (1).

Residents push for green space in Jumaane’s ‘participatory budgeting’

Flatbush and Midwood need city money for community gardens, more lighting along Nostrand Avenue and street repairs, say residents who are participating in an “American Idol”-style contest for $1 million in taxpayer funds. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Occupy Wall Street? For what?

Our columnist says they only thing we should be battling is our insatiable thirst for stuff. Comments (66).
Coney Island

Urinetown! Man arrested for throwing pee

Plus a host of other crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment.
Coney Island

Coney’s Luna Park wants to scare the summer out of you for Halloween

Now this is what we call a Scream Zone. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Finally, get a ‘Taste’ of Sheepshead Bay

One of Brooklyn’s great eating neighborhood throws a food fest next Thursday. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Picketers occupy space outside Grimm’s

A dogged group of protesters occupied Dyker Heights on Friday, picketing outside Rep. Michael Grimm’s 13th Avenue district office between 74th and 75th streets on Friday in an attempt to get on of two Republican congress members in Brooklyn to back a jobs bill that has stalled in the senate. Comment.
BoroBeat

The spookiest house on the block

For eight years, this devilish decorator has been terrifying Bath Beach with his homage to Halloween. Comments (5).
Crime

Thief smashes into man’s car while making off with other car

Plus other crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.
BoroBeat

Clean sweep: Hundreds turn out to spruce up Jamaica Bay

Floyd Bennett Field’s shoreline got a much needed sprucing up on Oct. 15 as boy and cub scout troops from throughout Brooklyn were turned into environmental warriors. Comment.
BoroBeat

Tail-waggers put on the dog for Halloween at Narrows Botanical Gardens!

It was a spooktackle — and then some — when the Narrows Botanical Gardens held its annual Halloween canine costume contest and harvest festival. Read on for more on the wag-nificent fun! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Diaper bag is a bundle of joy for this thief

Plus the other crimes from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’s 68th Precinct. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

Park Slope

Cops nab a second ‘South Slope Sex Fiend’

Police say they’ve collared a second sex fiend in the spree of attacks that have terrorized a large swath of Brooklyn since March — but they’ve only linked the suspect to one incident. Comment.

Lakeside Center — you’re the tops

By Natalie O’Neill Comment.
Marine Park

Dad: Msgr. Brady groped my son

The father of the 13-year-old boy who accused a Marine Park priest of sexual abuse lashed out at the Brooklyn Diocese on Monday, claiming that the church is lying about the severity of the crime. Comments (57).
Fort Greene

Towns and out? Rep. Ed is so low on cash that some think he’s plotting retirement

Fifteen-term Rep. Ed Towns is losing the money war to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries — and has only $11,000 on hand against an upstart candidate who raised more than $150,000 in his first cash push. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Booze cruise from Sheepshead Bay ends with gun fire

Gunfire punctuated a rowdy booze cruise in Sheepshead Bay last week when party-goers got into a tussle on Emmons Avenue, rattling neighbors who say the frequent bashes on the boat are getting out of control. Comments (1).
Bensonhurst

No parking! Neighbors say med building developers will be short on spots

Neighbors of a nine-story building under construction in Bensonhurst are furious that the project’s developer wants to cut in half the amount of off-street parking spaces he’s required to provide, claiming that the shortage of spots will wreak havoc on an already parking-starved neighborhood. Comments (2).
Sheepshead Bay

Taking a stand: Residents, cabbies battle over parking

Livery cab drivers are clogging traffic on Sheepshead Bay Road as they illegally pick up passengers exiting the subway, say residents who want them gone. Comment.
BoroBeat

Blue Men raise green for Vermont

You don’t need to cover yourself with cobalt blue paint to get people’s attention, but it may not hurt. Comments (3).
BoroBeat

Dog day for Downtown — with a puppy-filled slideshow

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership sponsored its first “Dog-Tober” block party for pups on Saturday — and we don’t know if it was a “success” or a “failure,” but we do know that these dogs were very cute. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Tom Chapin’s food for thought

Learn about the joys and pitfalls of nosh while listening to food-forward music by Tom Chapin at the Brooklyn Food Coalition food fair and concert at PS 58. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

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.
Marine Park

Beloved Marine Park priest accused of sexual assault

A retired Marine Park priest with close ties to District Attorney Charles Hynes was arrested on Friday and charged with trying to have inappropriate sexual contact with two teenage boys in the church’s Batchelder Street rectory. Comments (8).
Canarsie

iRaid: Thieves break into Best Buy; steal dozens of iPads

A crew of crooks busted into a Best Buy electronics store at Gateway Plaza early Tuesday morning and made off with more than 150 iPad 2s — the last Apple product to be introduced by recently deceased Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Comment.
Bay Ridge

‘Holiday Bandit’ pleads guilty in Christmas crime spree

The “Holiday Bandit” could spend the rest of his Christmases in federal prison — and he won’t be able to use the money he stole for presents. Comment.
Mill Basin

Fire consumes E. 35th Street home

A fire ripped through the second floor of an E. 35th Street home on Oct. 11 — a blaze that left the tree-lined block covered in thick black smoke. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011

Park Slope

Greed ain’t good! Occupy Brooklyn partly fills Grand Army Plaza

About 100 people — including Borough President Markowitz — gather to fight greed. Comments (4).
Bay Ridge

Hinsch’s is saved! Fifth Avenue fixture to reopen next month

New owners strike deal with landlord to keep open beloved Bay Ridge institution Comments (2).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with kids today!

This week, our columnist says kids need better role models than Britney Spears! Comments (1).

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