Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

Canarsie

In Canarsie, history comes around once a year

In this week’s Sunday Read, we take a look at Canarsie’s fascinating history … and the neighborhood museum that pokes its head out as often as the ground hog seeks his shadow. Comments (4).
Bay Ridge

Scandal-tarred ex-city official wants to be a judge

A disgraced School Construction Authority trustee whose decision to hand out a patronage construction job ultimately led to a teenager’s death in 1998 wants to make more life-altering calls — this time from behind a judge’s bench. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 4, 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.
A Britisher’s View

Betrayal, greed and crookery? The ‘Finest’ they’re not!

Blue-hoo! Our columnist thinks the rogue’s gallery of cops is getting noxiously prolific — with hundreds of NYPD officers arrested so far this year for allegedly exploiting their badges for personal gain. Comment.
Marine Park

Gas goon robs station

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

Hit the brakes! Bicycle thief nabbed on Avenue K

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Midwood’s 70th Precinct. Comment.
Features

Sex ed in schools?

In August, the Bloomberg Administration announced that it plans to implement a comprehensive sex-ed program in January, 2012 — should it be manditory in all public schools? Click below for two views:
Coney Island

Man attacks woman 35 years his junior

A generation gap attack leads this week’s 60th Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Historical Society celebrates ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ and its Brooklyn roots

For one thing, author Norman Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer lived in the same Brooklyn Heights building. Not bad. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

Not for Nuthin’

The Occupiers are getting a taste of capitalism

Our columnist says that a schism at Zuccotti Park has the heads or Occupy Wall Street sounding like a bunch of CEOs. Comments (1).
Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park asks: ‘Where is Josh Rubin’?

The well-liked owner of a fledgling Ditmas Park café went missing on Monday under intense financial pressure and mental anguish. Comments (21).
Gavel to Gavel

Twisted PTA treasurer pleads guilty; begins paying school back

The final chapter of the “Momstrosity” leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Punchy about cellphones

A brutal cellphone robbery in Gravesend leads this week’s 62nd Precinct blotter. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Six nabbed in burglary

This week’s 61st Precinct police blotter begins with six crooks who tried to break into a home on Brigham Street — but get caught by the homeowner. Comment.
BoroBeat

Halloween fun for everyone!

Kids — and adults — came decked out in their finest Halloween costumes on Monday for the Trump Village Apartments’ third annual holiday bash. Comments (3).
Coney Island

Go-karts could again be gassing up at Coney

Go-karts could be zooming their way back to Coney Island — and they may reach the finish line near the spot where developer Joe Sitt demolished their last speedway. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011

Marine Park

Go flush somewhere else: Jamaica Bay named a No Discharge Zone

If you gotta go, you better not go in Jamaica Bay, federal officials announced as they declared the waterway a No Discharge Zone. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Sold! Cha Cha’s sells contents at auction before closing on Nov. 1

Cha Cha’s, the legendary Boardwalk bar known for its live music and honky-tonk feel, sold it’s heart and soul to the highest bidder on Tuesday during a seaside auction that put old boxes of cigars, cash registers, and classic neon beer signs on the block. Comment.
Mill Basin

Mill Basin big-box is killed

Brooklyn’s biggest developer has pulled out of a controversial plan to build a shopping center that would include a Walmart-sized store on city owned land near Kings Plaza, killing the Flatbush Avenue project that was connected to Carl Kruger. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Fungal fever! Ridge trees are being attacked by mushrooms

A mysterious mushroom is feasting on Bay Ridge trees, an arborcidal mycomaniac that appears to be hell bent on murder. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Knife-wielding robbers hold up cabbie near park

Two knife-wielding thugs are on the lam after holding up a livery driver near sleepy Owls Head Park on Oct. 26 — and police say they have one’s menacing face captured on film. Comment.
Gowanus

Get ‘Farked’ up at this nerd news party

Fans of Fark.com — our favorite weird news aggregator — are getting together for a completely normal party on Friday. Comments (113).
BoroBeat

Trick-o-treaters get their ghoul on at Kings Plaza!

Kings Plaza howled with Halloween spirit on Saturday as children donned their freakiest glad rags and strutted their spooktastic selves for prizes and bragging rights! See it all right here in our slideshow. Comment.
Flatbush

All hands on deck! Neighborhood Auxiliaries called in to help deter crime

More than 75 auxiliary police officers converged on the corner of Nostrand and Church avenues on Oct. 26 to help police the streets and prove that all one has to do to help their community is keep his or her eyes open. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Brooklyn D.A. ‘gunning’ for cases by allegedly dirty cops

The District Attorney is considering reopening dozens of cases involving the eight Brooklyn cops who were busted last week for allegedly running an interstate smuggling racket, focusing on cases where the accused crooked cops had a direct role in investigations that went to trial. Comment.
Williamsburg

Badger-rific! New bar offers refuge for Wisconsin ex-pats

Ex-pat Midwesterners have a home-away-from-home in Burnside, a new Williamsburg bar specializing in food, beers, and cocktails of the fly-over states. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pooches put on the dog for wag-tastic ‘Howl-o-Ween’ in Bklyn Heights

It was a delightful dog’s life for triff tail-waggers at the ninth annual mutt costume contest along the promenade! Comment.
BoroBeat

‘Lawrence P. Dorsey Way’ unveiled to cheering crowd of residents and artists in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

The unpretentious art patron and area merchant showcased the works of internationally-acclaimed African-American artists — now, his legacy will live on at the corner of Rogers Avenue and Fenimore Street. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pole vault! Verizon extends deadline to keep wires off street

Residents mount last ditch effort to rid their block of telephone poles Comment.
BoroBeat

Court Street Fest beats back historic nor-easter!

Food, rides and more ramp up fall fun in Downtown Comment.
Fort Greene

BAM-boozle! Brooklyn Brewery releases a craft beer for Academy of Music

Brooklyn’s about to get BAMboozled — and by BAMboozled, we mean boozed up at BAM. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Man fights off muggers!

Plus all the other crime from Brooklyn Heights and Downtown’s 84th Precinct blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011

Gerritsen Beach

Police occupy Gerritsen Beach on Halloween to keep teens in check

No incidents of egg-throwing or general mischief were reported Monday in Gerritsen Beach when an army of officers from two precincts — along with former marine George Broadhead and pal Charlie Hogan, above, — ensured this year’s holiday was more treat then trick. Comments (4).
Bay Ridge

Christopher Mega, prolific Bay Ridge politician, 80

Christopher Mega, a former Republican state senator and assemblymen whose prolific career, work ethic and omnipresence at community events transformed the way Bay Ridge politicians did business, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 80. Comment.
Coney Island

Going once! Going twice! Coney’s Cha Cha’s goes on the block today

Cha Cha’s, the Coney Island institution that rivaled Ruby’s Olde Time Bar in honky-tonk feel on the Boardwalk is selling itself — to the highest bidder. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Sister act! Bay Ridge and tiny Norway town are now bonded forever

Say hello to our pals in Farsund — and they love us. Comments (1).
Ditmas Park

Wax works! At one bar, it’s BYOV

At Sycamore, the “v” stands for vinyl. Comment.
Dining

Great Midwestern grub — plus a full fortnight of food news

How’s this for gut-busting gossip? You can belly up to the bar in Williamsburg, have your fill of fried chicken in Carroll Gardens, or get good and cheesy in Park Slope — just don’t look to pad your tummy with Prospect Heights’ dumplings or Red Hook banh mi. Comment.
Fort Greene

Eat it! Potluck party to celebrate ‘Edible Brooklyn’ cookbook launch

This is an event not to be missed (burp). Comment.
Williamsburg

Greeks bearing gifts! All month, it’s ‘pay what you wish’ at W’burg eatery

Homer was wrong — don’t be afraid of Greek presents. At Santorini Grill, you can eat what you want — and pay what you want. It all starts on Friday. Comment.
Fort Greene

Crime is crazy bad in Fort Greene

Lots more iPhone thefts. And more crime at Atlantic Terminal Mall. Just lots of crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct (you know, the usual). Comment.

Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

It’s Only My Opinion

The ID of Stan, and his toothbrushes

This week, our columnist says it’s easy to vote in America, but tough to find an American-made toothbrush. Comments (1).
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.
Fort Greene

Bitters is better! New book explores the cocktail’s forgotten friend

Don’t be bitter — but buy some bitters! And enjoy our two recipes! Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011

Gerritsen Beach

Holler-ween! Marine vet’s whistle-blowing team to keep eye on teens this Halloween

A Marine Corps veteran who led combat missions in the Korean War has organized a security patrol to make sure Halloween mischief-makers in Gerritsen Beach are kept in check. Comments (2).
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.
Borough-wide

Mugged! Aviators lose home opener to Outlaws in devastating 7-4 loss

Talk about getting robbed! Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

Big Screecher

International rules: Carmine spells it out for the world!

This week, The Big Screecher looks beyond his own backyard — and finds things he can’t stand from around the globe! Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Fish fry! Aviators lose to Bluefins 3-2 in heated overtime bout

The Brooklyn Aviators failed to capitalize on the winning momentum sparked by their season opening victory against the hated Akwesasne Warriors on Friday night as they suffered a 3-2 loss to the Cape Cod Bluefins in overtime. Comments (1).

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

Borough-wide

Payback time! Aviators beat hated Warriors 3-2 in season opener

Revenge is a dish best served on the ice. Comments (1).
Features

Charter school would be bad for my school

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

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