Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

Park Slope

Want soul? You’ll be going up with OTiS

The Park Slope-based outfit is determined to let the world know that Brooklyn’s got a soul scene — even though you might not know it. Comment.
Flatbush

Jerk chicken smoke inflames Flatbush!

Some residents of Flatbush say that a legendary Caribbean restaurant is turning their neighborhood into a smoke-filled nightmare. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

24/7

Dirty Brooklyn! Our borough spawned legendary pornographers!

Really? Yes, Screw magazine publisher and Penthouse legend Bob Guccione our favorite sons of Brooklyn. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

What a load! Ridgites mad over Fourth Avenue ‘No Parking’ zone

The city is slamming drivers with $100 tickets for parking in a Fourth Avenue “loading zone” during the day — even though some signs actually indicate that parking is legal! Comment.

Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

Coney Island

The ol’ bump and rhyme! Striptease and poetry come together at Coney

Sideshows by the Seashore does it again. Comment.
Greenpoint

Grow your own! Beard and mustache competiton is back!

Yet another cahnce for the follically gifted to strut their stuff. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011

Williamsburg

This little ‘Light’ of theirs — they’re gonna let it shine

A new musical about hope and dreams — bring the family. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011

Big Screecher

Carmine finds teens who care — and keep this place clean!

I’m madder than a squirrel who’s lost the map to his nuts after spending all summer hiding them over the fact the media today focuses all of its attention on the bad things that young people do, instead of pointing out all the positives that are begging to be written about! Comment.
BoroBeat

Bikers for Brooklyn hold holiday toy giveaway

The riding club held its 23rd annual Christmas Toy Run in Coney Island, delivering early holiday gifts to kids. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 25, 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.
BoroBeat

Ridge parish welcomes back old friends

Former congregants and students of St. Anselm’s Parish returned on Saturday for a mass and wine and cheese party to kick off a year of celebrations marking the 90th anniversary of the Bay Ridge church. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Everyday is ‘Thanksgiving’ in America!

A Britisher’s View wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving — and puts gratitude in perspective with some food for thought. Comments (2).
Sheepshead Bay

Thumbing for trouble

A mad hitchhiker leads this week’s 61st Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Canarsie

Goon busted for burglary

Plus a smattering of other crimes at Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Four arrested for alleged sex trafficking

Two sex-trafficking indictments lead this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comments (2).
Marine Park

Board battles Ave. S turn ban

Members of a local civic panel say the city is taking a wrong turn by planning to ban traffic from going down Flatbush and Utica avenues from Avenue S, claiming bureaucrats misunderstood them when they asked them to calm traffic two blocks away. Comment.
Crime

Hate comes to Avenue J

A bias crime at the Avenue J station leads this week’s 70th Precinct police blotter. Comments (2).
Williamsburg

A budget ‘Babes’ at the Brick

A new rendition of the Christmas classic, “Babes in Toyland,” is a recession spectacular! Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011

Marine Park

AIR-SEA WAR: Aviator out-shoot Privateers

Well blow me down! Comment.
Marine Park

Join the Marine Park wild carrot hunt!

Duck season! Wabbit season! Marine Park carrot season! Comment.
Marine Park

Man blinded in assault

A brutal attack at a Farragut Road factory leads this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Dr. Thomas Yechout named ‘Professor of the Year’

Dr. Thomas Yechout, a professor in the Air Force Academy’s Aeronautics Department, was recognized for writing an engaging flight mechanics textbook and for inspiring the Academy’s cadets. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Bensonhurst

Goon flashes gun for $46

A gunpoint robbery on 17th Avenue leads this week’s 62nd Precinct police blotter. Comment.
BoroBeat

Occu-pie Bay Ridge! Pie social draws crowd for ample pies, good cause

Pie-eyed Ridgites showed up for the second annual Bay Ridge Pie Social on Sunday to show off their baking skills, sample the sweet treats, and raise money for a good cause. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Not for Nuthin’, but enjoy that Turkey

You guessed it: A column discussing things to be thankful for. Comment.
BoroBeat

Borough races into athletic history with ‘Brooklyn Marathon’

Read, set, GO! Runners storm the site of the Battle of Brooklyn for the first-ever borough marathon at Prospect Park. Comments (4).
Mill Basin

Aviators fall to Cape Cod in ugly 8-2 loss

So much for that winning streak. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Burlesque-Dixieland fusion!

Rosie 151, the Red Hook Ramblers and the Way Station — perfect together. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

Bawled ‘Eagle’! Newspaper HQ to become nondescript apartments

A developer wants to raze the squat offices of the Brooklyn Eagle for a new apartment building — but a Brooklyn Heights leader thinks his design is too boring for the neighborhood. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011

Borough-wide

Free Dom DeMarco! Reopen Di Fara!

Mice are the latest creatures to flock to Di Fara Pizzeria — and the Health Department is cracking down. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Bruising brothers arrested for assault

An attack inside a Brighton Beach Avenue store leads this week’s police blotter. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Kara-NO-ke! Board slams karaoke bar’s liquor license bid

No booze for you! Comment.
BoroBeat

Kokoro Karate students kick for a cause

Students at the Mill Basin center raised $6,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital during their Kick-A-Thon on Saturday. Comment.
Mill Basin

Aviators end the hex at their home

The hex at the Hangar has been broken! Comment.
Williamsburg

Cops: We have teen terrors

Plus all the other dastardly news from Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

Bay Ridge

Off course! Ridgite wants Marathon out of his hood!

A Bay Ridge man who walks with a cane is running out of patience with the New York City Marathon, and is demanding the racers avoid his neck of the woods so Ridgites can get one more enjoyably fall day on their calendar. Comment.
Books

Finally! The real story behind the Brooklyn Bridge

A new book explores the family legacy of the Great Bridge. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Private investigator is now on the Rubin case

The family of the missing cafe owner Josh Rubin also offers a $5,000 reward for information leading to his return. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridge rage: Restauranteur says controlling CB10 has him thinking of moving — to Park Slope!

A Third Avenue restaurateur says that he made the worst mistake of his life when he bowed down to a local civic panel so he could get a liquor license — and now he’s considering a move to Park Slope! Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Some Ridgites stand behind scandal-scarred precinct

Dozens of residents showed their support for cops at the beloved Six-Eight during the precinct’s monthly community council meeting on Tuesday, offering thanks, praise — and a giant blue ribbon — to its top cop less than one month after five officers who worked there were charged in a gun-running scandal. Comments (3).
It’s Only My Opinion

Turkey chow mein never tasted so good

This week, Stan tells us the best way to ensure a tasty Thanksgiving dinner — made to order! Comments (4).
BoroBeat

Brooklyn Philharmonic flutist strikes a sweet chord at the Midwood Senior Center

Brooklyn virtuoso David Wechsler had seniors gobbling up his wow works when he performed a solo concert for an early Thanksgiving party on Nov. 16. Comment.
Marine Park

Tame those wild carrots — and put them to good use

Once you’ve foraged all the wild carrots you can carry out of Marine Park, here’s a simple, flavorful soup Wildman Steve Brill says you can whip up in minutes. Comment.
Marine Park

Here’s a recipe that will put those wild carrots to good use

Once you’ve foraged all the wild carrots you can carry out of Marine Park, here’s a simple, flavorful soup “Wildman” Steve Brill says you can whip up in minutes. Comment.
DUMBO

Grimaldi’s will serve its final pie — then move next door

We knew it was coming. The iconic DUMBO pizzeria lost its lease, but it’s opening a fresh new parlor next door. Comment.
Dining

New Brooklyn hot dog? It’s from … New England!

The borough of Nathan’s has a new frank. Comment.
Dining

Wiener’s of the world unite! It’s our sausage smorgasbord!

Our guide to the borough’s best brats. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011

Mill Basin

Aviators cripple Dashers in 9-3 victory

Call it a three-peat repeat. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

Canarsie

Gunman slays high school hoops player

An unhinged gunman hunted down and executed a 17-year-old high school basketball player on Friday afternoon following a bloodthirsty confrontation on E. 76th Street — just a few short blocks from South Shore High School. 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.
Mill Basin

Victory at home! Aviators drown Bluefins, 5-3

Finally, the hex at the Hangar is broken! Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

Atlantic Yards

PRE-FABULOUS: Check out Ratner’s jigsaw towers!

Here’s your first look at Bruce Ratner’s pre-fabricated residential towers that will go up at Atlantic Yards! Comment.
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.
Meadows of Shame

Hundreds demand: Park must be safer!

Prospect Park needs stepped-up enforcement of roadway speed limits, better signage and more cops, park-goers demanded at a packed hearing on Wednesday night, less than two weeks after a park pedestrian was nearly killed in a crash with a cyclist. Comment.
Marine Park

Punchless Aviators fall to Whalers, 3-1

Another match up against Danbury ends in defeat for our Boys of Winter. Comment.

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