Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

Event

The Marathon in Brooklyn — 12 miles of beers

Here’s our running guide to not running in next Sunday’s big (make that long) race. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011

BoroBeat

Costumes on parade: Everyone dresses up for Canarsie Halloween party

Kids decked in Halloween costumes danced the afternoon away at IS 211 during the 69th Precinct Community Council’s holiday party. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

BoroBeat

Sea Gate exhibit transports nostalgists to the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s fairs

The Sea Gate Garden and Social Club was the place to be last week if you wanted the lowdown on the historic expos — plus a chance to view some of their time-honored souvenirs! Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 28, 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.
Features

Charter school would be bad for my school

I want to call to your attention to the plight of the Nest program. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

More woes for terrorist’s daddy

Mohammed Wali Zazi’s second criminal trial leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

NO MORE-mar Khadafy!

Our columnist says the Libyan despot’s NATO-spurred assassination sends a crucial world message to authoritarians in Muslim-majority countries — you’re next! Comment.
Coney Island

UPDATE: Cops say they’ve caught Coney senior’s murderer

Police have arrested a 76-year-old man they say gunned down his 65-year-old ex-wife outside of Brighton Beach’s Asser Levy Park last Thursday. Comment.
Canarsie

Woman arrested for ‘caning’

Plus a few other crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Thugs carjack 57-year-old on Shore Parkway

The thieves left the man with a concussion during the Oct. 23 robery. Plus a host of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment.
Standing O

Here it is — this week’s Standing O

All of this week’s heroes are honored and cheered. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ida’s roll continues

Our pigskin picker — Ida Eisenstein, the glue that holds together our media empire — makes her predictions after a huge week for her. Huge! Comment.
BoroBeat

Powers of Love! Artist paints more letters across Downtown walls

Steve Powers continues to beautify the area with his tributes to Brooklyn. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

Borough-wide

It’s on! The Brooklyn Aviators kick off its second season

And the squad is faster, bigger, meaner, and taller than, well, last year’s inaugural squad. Comments (2).
24/7

Flying Chinese! Acrobats soar at Brooklyn Center

Get ready for the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic this Saturday. Comment.
Bensonhurst

X-box thief loses game

An X-Box thief leads this week’s 62nd Precinct blotter. Comment.
Mean Streets

Another civic group blasts city plan to remove traffic lanes

A Bensonhurst civic panel slammed a city plan that would remove two lanes of traffic from a pair of busy intersections, saying that it would bottleneck traffic and create chaos at corners that are not as dangerous as the city claims they are. Comments (2).
Art

Modern times! New Brooklyn Museum show explores Jazz Age art

After nearly five years of preparation, the Brooklyn Museum is finally ready to unveil its 100-plus piece exhibition honoring modernity, technology, and progress — but you can forget iPhone photos, iPad doodles and Cory Arcangel-type Nintendo sculptures; this is modernity, 1920s style. Comment.
Flatbush

Menacing ‘Maytag man’ breaks into Midwood home

A suspicious “hose” crime leads this week’s 70th Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Gravesend

No ‘Pleasure!’ Residents demand state block club’s liquor license

Residents and elected officials are again demanding the state block a controversial nightclub from reopening in Gravesend after the State Liquor Authority asked Commnity Board 15 to reconsider its opposition to the bar. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Commie classics! Brooklyn Philharmonic brings Soviet-era cartoons to life

The Brooklyn Philharmonic will perform original soundtracks to six Soviet-era cartoons — while the animated shorts are screened next week. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

Bay Ridge

UPDATE: Two of Ridge’s ‘gun-running’ cops were community heroes

Two of the eight cops busted on Tuesday for allegedly running guns and stolen cigarettes were frequently awarded by Bay Ridge community groups — and one was even honored by the neighborhood’s law-and-order state senator. Comment.
Bay Ridge

At Owls Head, the stink remains the same

Some residents say the stink coming from the Owl’s Head sewage treatment plant has not improved since the city invested $50 million to get rid of it. Comment.
Canarsie

Dear Louie: Whacky Khadafy’s Brooklyn love letters

A Canarsie man who famously collects the autographs of world leaders lost one of his favorite pen pals last week when Libyan strongman Moammar Khadafy was killed. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Pols: Let’s talk about sex (not!)

Borough Republicans are just saying “no” to Mayor Bloomberg’s sex-ed initiative, demanding that the city offer parents the ability to opt out in favor of abstinence-only education. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Goons rob crime-fighting brothers

And the owner says that they got off lucky! Comment.
Brighton Beach

Update: Brighton Beach senior was killed — by another senior!

Police arrest Alla Kamanev’s 76-year-old ex-husband for the Oct. 20 slaying. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

I said what I said and I meant what I meant

Our columnist fires back at those that question her take on “Occupy Wall Street.” Comment.
Borough-wide

These amateur chefs went casserole crazy

Contestants at the seventh annual casserole cookoff in Williamsburg really took the cake this year. Comment.
Speak Out

A young reporter jogs my memory

A bright young newsman on our pages, Dan Bush, phoned me recently determined to do some scouting around Coney Island and check some of its history, which of course jogged my memory. Comment.
Borough-wide

Shroom golly golly! Mushroom season is the best in years!

Due to an unusually rainy past few months, this fall’s mushroom season is one of the most bountiful in decades — and mycophiles are on having a sporing good time. Comment.
Marine Park

Gun-toting goons shoot 18-year-old

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.
BoroBeat

Grab your partner! Down-home hoedown celebrates newly renovated park

Ridgites do-si-doed during a rootin’, tootin’ family hoedown at Owls Head Park on Saturday. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Flatbush

The ‘Center’ of it all! Chinese acrobats, Russian dancers, flamenco dancers and more

They say variety is the spice of life — certainly, it’s the spice of the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, which is back in action with a delicious new season chock-full of dance performances, theater productions and musical concerts that cater to the many diverse cultural groups that call the borough home. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011

Coney Island

Coney’s Boardwalk makeover — in concrete — put on hold

The city’s Public Design Commission has but the kibosh on a cement Boardwalk — for now. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Packed memorial for St. Ann’s School founding headmaster Stanley Bosworth

The larger-than-life educator, who dismissed conventional curriculums in favor of artistic expression and indiviidualism, was paid a touching tribute at the Brooklyn Heights house of worship by those who knew him best. Comment.
Bensonhurst

City slams Bensonhurst developer’s parking plan

But neighbors of the nine-story Calko Medical Center say they’re still playing ball. Comments (3).
Kensington

Lawyer: Leiby’s killer is crazy, and cops forced him to write confession

The high-profile attorney who recently joined the defense team of the accused killer of an 8-year-old Borough Park boy said on Monday that his client is insane and was coerced by cops into writing his chilling confession shortly after his arrest. Comment.
Bay Ridge

‘Novice’ to challenge Rep. Grimm for Ridge seat

A political nobody who has only voted once in his life came out swinging against freshman Rep. Michael Grimm, announcing last Thursday his candidacy to represent Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights and calling the incumbent a “mouthpiece” for the Republican elite. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Crest Hardware carves up a ghouly good time

The art-smart showed us how it’s done in Williamsburg by devilishly decorating orange beauties for the zaniest day of the year! Yes, that’s Osama and Saddam. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

Marine Park

Holy furor! Good Shepherd parishioners don’t turn the other cheek at protestors

Loyal parishioners lashed out at protestors outside the church on Sunday — with one spitting at a picketer, and another (though, not this one) telling them what they could do with their flyers. Comments (28).
Bensonhurst

Trash war! Merchants blast city for removing garbage cans along 18th Avenue

Merchants along 18th Avenue say that the city’s removal of dozens of trash cans on one of Bensonhurst’s main drags has turned the area into a garbage dump, but officials are calling the test program — to reduce litter on the street by having fewer pails to attract it — a huge success that they will extend through the winter. Comment.
Features

My president needs to apologize for wasting half a billion dollars

I can understand good folks making poor investments. The intentions of the Solyndra loan of half a billion bucks were good, but as we already know, the road to hell is paved — awe, never mind. Comment.
Gowanus

Harding returns! Legendary chef to helm Littleneck clam shack

Alan Harding has been named the chef at the soon-to-open Gowanus seafood stand. Comment.
Park Slope

Zen, art and motorcycle maintenance

Vax Moto repair shop hosts a cool art exhibition. But put the pedal to the metal — it’s almost over. Comment.
Kensington

Family shows off homegrown 800-pound pumpkin

This Kensington family proves they are the pumpkin kings. Comment.
Bay Ridge

It’s a donut, no it’s a burger! Who cares? It’s delicious

The geniuses at Burger Bistro in Bay Ridge have done the impossible: created a donut burger. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011

Borough-wide

Getting arrested at Occupy Wall Street? There’s an app for that

A new app allows you to alert your loved ones in the event of your detainment Comment.
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).

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

Big Screecher

All these interuptions are interupting my life!

This week, Carmine’s got a 10-point plan for getting back at telemarketers! Comments (3).

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

Borough-wide

Occupation! Anti-Wall Street protestors interrupt Gerritsen Beach meeting

Residents who wanted to learn how to get government money to fix homes damaged by Hurricane Irene got a mouthful from a group of “occupiers.” Comments (2).
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.
Bay Ridge

Doused! Cops say they’ve caught ‘splash-and-dash’ crew

Police say they’ve arrestd the thieves who have hit more than 60 stores throughout southern Brooklyn. Comment.

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