Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

Big Screecher

Carmine’s going to live forever — or at least to 150!

This week, the Screecher unlocks for you, dear reader, the secret of long life, and it ain’t eating well and excercising! Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Kingsborough walk puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising!

Students, staffers and supporters mixed business with pleasure when they dressed up in costume for their third annual benefit walk. Check out their costumes in our slideshow. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 18, 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.
Bensonhurst

Rat scourge! Hurst residents say rats are on the loose — and they’re taking over homes!

The state has unleashed a legion of beady-eyed rats on New Utrecht Avenue that are running through garbage, getting hit by cars, and even invading houses, say neighbors who believe that construction beneath the 79th Street station of the D line caused the plague. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Statehood? Palestinians just aren’t up to the job!

That, folks, is the opinion of our columnist, who thinks jealousy over Israel’s national successes has fueled an antagonistic Palestinian agenda. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Sinister exterminator arrested for burglary

Plus a host of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment.
Marine Park

Robbed on delivery

Two thugs rob a Fed Ex deliveryman on E. 57th Street in Mill Basin, plus a host of other crimes from the 63rd Precinct. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Bank robber targets 86th Street

Plus a host of other crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
Standing O

This week’s heroes — yes, it’s Standing O

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is back again with more tributes, roses and paeans. Comment.
Features

Residential parking permits — two views!

The City Council moved forward with a plan to create residential parking permits near the Barclays Center — but the proposal needs Albany approval. So guess what: We got two state lawmakers — one Democrat and one Republican — to weigh in. Below, read their responses:
BoroBeat

Elders salute vets and staff at Senior Citizens League of Flatbush

Snazzy seniors put on the glitz during a fall frolic at the Ditmas Park center. See all the fun in our slideshow! Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

BoroBeat

PS 52 kids put best foot forward for diabates

The budding benefactors trekked around their school and raised more than $2,000 for the American Diabetes Association. See the big-hearted bunch in our slideshow! Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Bloody Tuesday: One killed, one shot within blocks of each other

An early morning murder kicked off a bloody day in the 61st Precinct. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Grandma Jenny and the Genie Bra

This week, our columnist considers the magic of a new brassiere. Comment.
Marine Park

Residents: Stop the Stuart St. speedway!

Marine Parkers are banding together to put the brakes on a notorious Stuart Street speedway, demanding the city put a stop sign on what they call a lawless two-block strip that’s an accident waiting to happen. Comments (1).
Canarsie

Jared jack: Cops nab Subway thief

A screwdriver-wielding goon robs two Canarsie eateries, plus a handful of other crimes from the 69th Precinct. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

A ‘hole’ new station

Neighbors of the Avenue J station say its Swiss-cheese fence is making the MTA bad neighbor. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Armed punks raid Avenue X home

A home invasion in Sheepshead Bay leads this week’s 61st Precinct blotter. Comment.
BoroBeat

True-blue Veteran’s Day salute at Fort Hamilton honors our war heroes

Heroic freedom fighters — past and present — were the men and women of the hour for grateful patriots eager to show their true colors. Check out our slideshow. Comment.
Gowanus

Are tree pits a ‘quick fix’ for Gowanus stink?

No — the just-installed, $16,000 “bioswales” can’t retain enough water to keep the poop out of the canal. Comment.
BoroBeat

Prospect Park gala laid on the glitz

Dancing, drinks and awards mark the Nov. 10 event. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Ditmas Park

Missing cafe owner was thinking about moving

The Ditmas Park café owner who disappeared two weeks ago may actually have been planning his own escape. Comment.
BoroBeat

PS 206 honors local heroes on Veteran’s Day

Students at the Sheepshead Bay school gave vets a star-spangled tribute on Nov. 10. Comment.
Atlantic Yards

Bait and switch? Ratner sued over ‘sham’ job-training program

Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner set up a “sham” job-training program that ended up screwing workers out of promised union positions on his $5-billion mega-project, a bombshell lawsuit charged on Tuesday. Comment.
Coney Island

City sends Coney carnies to the boneyard

The city has given pink slips to the operators of nearly a dozen old-school carny game boothes in the heart of Coney Island’s amusement district Comment.
Williamsburg

Spirit is willing — and the flesh is full of gin!

Brooklyn’s newest craft distillery is churning out the hooch with the spirit of a Prohibition-era bootlegger. Comment.
Prospect Heights

The orchid cheat? Botanic Garden mega-flower in bloom — thanks to fertilizer!

You gotta get to the garden to see this massive orchid. Comment.
Mill Basin

Ready to roll: Panera Bread opens at Kings Plaza

Here’s a bread line everyone wants to join! Comments (2).
Gavel to Gavel

George Weber butcher convicted of murder

John Katehis’s second trial comes to a conclusion in this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
BoroBeat

Wiener wolfer Joey Chestnut judges ‘hottest dog’ contest

The new PetSmart in Carroll Gardens celebrated its grand opening with a tail-wagger tourney for Brooklyn’s most wag-tastic hound — thing is, she’s from that other state across the Hudson River! Comments (1).
Park Slope

A very Muppet party — for adults — at Union Hall

Enter “The Muppet Vault” on Nov. 20 — weeks before the new Muppet movie opens. Comment.
BoroBeat

Grandmas are ‘glam-mas’ for senior beauty pageant at ‘National’ restaurant!

Elder lovelies show that age is merely a number as they strut their stuff during the 10th annual contest of glamor and grit in Brighton Beach. See all the coverage in our slideshow! Comment.
Fort Greene

Hi, ‘Five’! Irondale stages ‘Henry V’ as part of a two-year ‘1599 Project’

Get ready to party like it’s 1599! Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Ugly thieves ambush man in Coffey Park

Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pussies galore! Help adopt these abandoned cats

An animal rescuer is desperately seeking homes for dozens of abandoned cats after a renowned Sunset Park kitten hoarder died last week. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011

Sheepshead Bay

Grocery owner seeks to rezone Lundy’s for supermarkets

The businessman who illegally converted a portion of the historic Lundy’s restaurant into an upscale market wants the city to overturn the 1970s-era law that restricts supermarkets from using the landmarked site, infuriating residents who are demanding the store be closed now. Comments (2).
Mill Basin

Aviator coach: We’ll break the ‘Hex at the Hangar’

The Hanger is becoming the Bermuda Triangle for our beloved Brooklyn Aviators. Comment.
Coney Island

Historic Coney carousel will return to new Steeplechase Plaza

An historic Coney Island carousel is coming out of retirement. Comments (2).
Flatbush

Flatbush family overcome by fumes

A fire broke out in the basement of a Glenwood Road building on Nov. 11 — mixing up a noxious cocktail of carbon monoxide and pesticides that sickened seven residents. Comments (2).
Flatbush

Guns down! Police buy $15,000 worth of hot metal

The city got 69 — count ‘em, 69 — guns off the street this weekend, for $15,000 with no questions asked. Comment.
Dining

Great new pa$ta place on Montague Street!

Plus all the other food gossip this week. Comment.
Construction Update

‘Betrayed’ workers to sue Ratner today

A group of unemployed construction workers is suing Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner to recover lost wages for jobs that they claim they were promised but never received at the $5-billion Prospect Heights megaproject. Comment.
Williamsburg

A great adventure — without ever leaving the five boroughs

Xxplore the depths of the sewer system, a labrynth of abandoned subway tunnels or a condemned mental institution on the outskirts of town — without getting dirty next week at Union Docs. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Bay Ridge

Nude bomb! Naked woman rampages through Ridge

A woman upset that she couldn’t get free Chinese food ransacked a Third Avenue restaurant then took off all her clothes and danced in the street. Comments (4).
Williamsburg

Attack was not a hate crime — but pols, Jews rally anyway

A big Sunday protest to call for more NYPD patrols — though cops say that Friday night’s attack on a Hasidic man was not a bias crime. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The height of stupidity

Somebody needs to get the Department of Transportation a tape measure so it can figure out how high this overpass is! Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s not a one-percenter, but they sure pay a lot

I wanted to know how my income compared to the rest of the country so I googled the question and was directed to the Kiplinger website. You might be interested in knowing that the top one percent of wage earners — STOP! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Pie-eyed! Annual social raises money for charity and thickness for your waist

And there’s a whole mess of pies. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Country station at a city price

Beautiful Avenue H station reopeneds — $48-million later. WITH SLIDESHOW! Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Aviators fall to Danbury 3-2

Brooklyn loses another home game at the Hanger. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

Borough-wide

Cops who roughed up Jumaane are disciplined

Two black city officials were vindicated — albeit only partially — on Thursday as the NYPD disciplined three officers who detained and handcuffed them after the West Indian Day Parade on Labor Day. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Aviators fry ‘the Fish’ in 6-1 stunner

The Aviators served the Bluefins up for dinner on Friday. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Anti-Semites ‘celebrate’ Kristallnacht in Midwood

Rascist thugs torched three cars and scrawled hateful graffiiti in the normally placid neighborhood on Comments (3).
Borough-wide

Occupy Brooklyn storms back with a weekend of action in Downtown

The borough’s fledgling social justice movement will offer two days of rallies, teach-ins, speeches and, yes, some good old-fashioned protesting. Comment.
Mean Streets

Don’t leave town! FDR ramp closure will make it hell to get back to Brooklyn

This just in (literally): The Department of Transportation has just told us that Brooklyn-bound drivers should avoid the Brooklyn Bridge at all costs this weekend! Comment.
Borough-wide

Aviators lose to Vermont Wild in crazy 6-5 overtime loss

There’s a hex at the Hanger. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Bay Ridge

De-fence! Facing tough opposition, Poly Prep withdraws plan to privatize piece of dead-end street

Officials at a Bay Ridge prep school shockingly withdrew their request to takeover a section of a dead-end street that they say is rife with crime and prostitution during a tense Community Board 10 committee meeting on Wednesday night, bowing to community pressure over the plan that would have taken away valuable parking spaces from residents. Comments (5).
Mill Basin

Oh the humanity! Navy Airship soars above historic Floyd Bennett Field

Aviation history was re-made at Floyd Bennett Field in Mill Basin on Wednesday as the U.S. Navy tested one of its new, old-school, lighter-than-air airships. Comment.
Borough-wide

Where are my wheels!

Two cars were found with their tires and rims removed this morning, reminding Brownstone Brooklynites of the bad old days of urban living. Comment.
Brighton Beach

‘Unsettling’ concrete work led to building collapse

A construction crew’s haste to speed up a Brighton Fifth Street condo project led to the Nov. 8 partial building collapse that buried three workers under a ton of rubble — and caused one of their deaths. Comment.

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