Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

BoroBeat

Santa’s first stop: Gerritsen Beach!

Who needs Macy’s when you have the Gerritsen Beach Ragamuffin Parade? See all of it in our slideshow! 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.
Marine Park

Robbed of phone

Plus all the other crime from the 63rd Precinct. Comment.
Art

Write on! Graffiti legends relive the past in new gallery show

It’s all at FiveMyles this weekend. Comment.
Gowanus

Stuff it! Bell House hosts wacky taxidermy night

This ain’t your grandfather’s taxidermy! Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

Borough-wide

Yes, we do get letters to the editor…

…and here they are. They are rather intersting. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Police: Boozing bonehead tried to bribe cops

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comments (1).

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011

Big Screecher

That’s right! Carmine only shops at stores that end in ‘S’ … and other all-American things!

This week, Carmine riffs on how to make sure you buy American-made products at all-American stores! Comments (2).
Brooklyn Courier

Man gets slap happy in Midwood

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 2, 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

Foraging fun! ‘Wildman’ Steve Brill hunts for wild carrots in Marine Park

A group of curious foragers found more than wild carrots when they trekked through the Gateway Recreation Area on Saturday. See what kinds of plants they found in our slideshow. Comments (1).
Brooklyn Courier

Pole position: Midwood mad over Verizon’s silence on infrastructure.

Verizon is hiding its plans to install unwanted utility poles in Midwood, say neighbors who claim the telecommunication behemoth has ignored their demand to be told where and when new poles will be installed. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Hey, Brooklyn Museum! Show Muslim art!

Yet another anti-Christian exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum? The ho-hum archive needs to promote free speech and public debate — with some Islam-inspired art. Comments (1).
Canarsie

Man murdered on Flatlands Ave.

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Yes, Virginia, there is an Ida

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

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Suspensions up at Murrow

A Brooklyn high school founded as a bastion of student freedom has become one of the borough’s most strict, thanks to a principal with a penchant for punishment who’s not afraid to reward misbehaving students with unscheduled vacations. 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.
Prospect Heights

Out of work! Ratner ally BUILD got just 15 jobs for black Yards supporters

The organization that promised to deliver jobs for black supporters of Atlantic Yards has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from developer Bruce Ratner to help train workers for the positions — but has only secured work for 15 people at the $5-billion mega-project. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Get used to the Gowanus!

State kills plans for tunnel, says highway is here to stay Comment.
Bensonhurst

Attack of the bleach boob

Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 62nd Precinct in Bensonhurst. Comment.
Borough-wide

Finding the perfect gift is easy — thanks to our help

Yes, it’s the first installment of our holiday gift guide! Comment.
BoroBeat

PS 216 shows its true colors with a concert for Veteran’s Day

Pint-sized freedom-lovers at the Gravesend school showed their appreciation to area war heroes with a red, white, and blue salute. Comments (1).
Speak Out

Powsner on parking: It should be free

This week, our columnist considers residential parking permits Downtown. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011

Bay Ridge

Plane annoying! Ridge man maddened by interference on boob tube

Allen Bortnick says low-flying aircrafts are making it impossible for him to enjoy “Jeopardy!” Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

Slashed! Dozens of cars left flat in Ridge after tire shop pamphlets area

A vandal went on a tire-slashing rampage overnight on Monday, stranding more than three dozen cars on 71st and 72nd streets — and residents say that the carnage came a day after a Park Slope tire shop plastered the area with business cards. Comments (2).
Gerritsen Beach

Arborcide! Tree vandals uproot 120 Gerritsen Beach saplings — twice in one month!

Arborcidal maniacs who destroyed a grove of Gerritsen Beach saplings earlier this month have again attacked the hard-luck timberland weeks after it was replanted by the city, driving the Parks Department and hardwood-huggers out of their trees with rage. Comments (4).
Coney Island

‘Lam’ chop: Woman nabbed two days after escaping police

A daring — yet dumb — escape attempt in Coney Island leads this week’s 60th Precinct police blotter. Comment.
Brooklyn Heights

EXCLUSIVE: State nixes BQE fixes

The feds are pulling the plug on a vital, and long-promised, overhaul of a crumbling portion of the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway, saying that fixing the borough’s transportation artery is just too expensive. Comments (1).
Bensonhurst

City slams Calko — again!

The developer of a medical building in Bensonhurst is hogging valuable parking space for unnecessary amenities, a city panel charges. Comment.
BoroBeat

Give thanks! 68th Precinct sponsors Thanksgiving dinner

More than 100 parishioners, locals, and hungry families feasted on a Thanksgiving dinner last week at Our Lady of Angels. See our slideshow for more. Comment.
Canarsie

Barron makes the fight against Rep. Ed Towns a three-way

Firebrand Councilman Charles Barron has joined the battle to unseat 30-year Rep. Ed Towns — adding another big name candidate to the 2012 race. Comment.
Borough-wide

Prospect Park’s ‘Turkey Trot’ was a fundraising feast!

Some of us were exercising our gullets on turkey day while others were just plain exercising — as witnessed at the soul-satisfying 5K run on Thanksgiving morning. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

‘Well’ wisher! DUMBO artist tends to giant spring in Cadman Park

Leonard Ursachi is the first to admit that he’s obsessed with water wells. Comment.
Coney Island

New sky-high ride coming to Coney

Thrill-seekers will get a bird’s-eye view of Coney Island next summer — at speeds of up to 60-miles-per-hour — when Central Amusement opens a new ride that combines the thrills of bungee jumping with the thrills of, well, skydiving. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Greater New York Ice Hockey League assists Bensonhurst food pantry for Thanksgiving

Brooklynites in need this Thanksgiving were served a heaping portion of care by warm-hearted ice gladiators. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

It’s the little steam mop that could!

This week our columnist treats herself to the best product ever. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

DUMBO

Coal’d shoulder! City blocks new Grimaldi’s from opening over illegal oven

The pizza war on Old Fulton Street rages on — before the first pie has even been thrown! Comment.
Mean Streets

‘Shore’ thing: Neighbors say Ridge road’s a crash zone

Shore Road has become a demolition derby where speeding cars careen out of control and crash into parked vehicles as they try to negotiate a blind curve, and it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt, say neighbors who want the city to slow the cars down. Comment.
Gravesend

State liquor board rejects ‘Pleasure’! Denies nightclub’s bid to reopen on Avenue U

Gravesend’s Pleasure Island nightclub may as well be called Desert Island. Comments (1).
DUMBO

Cillian Murphy makes American stage debut at St. Ann’s Warehouse

St. Ann’s Warehouse solidifies its place as the American home of Irish playwright Enda Walsh with the searing writer’s latest descent into madness, the one-man tour de force, “Misterman.” Comment.
Prospect Heights

Oscar fever! Yards docu-ganda on short list for little gold statue

The Atlantic Yards documentary, “Battle for Brooklyn,” has a fighting chance to take home one of Tinseltown’s top trophies. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

Brighton Beach

Feds drop case against Kruger ‘crony’

The U.S. Attorney has found that Brooklyn real estate baron Aaron Malinsky paid, but didn’t play, with scandal-tarred state Sen. Carl Kruger. Comment.
Greenpoint

Grow your own! Beard and mustache competiton is back!

Yet another cahnce for the follically gifted to strut their stuff. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

It’s Stan’s birthday, and here’s how to celebrate.

Stan tells you have to get free food. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Bay People lose numbers game

The city has rejected another attempt to halt the construction of a controversial Sheepshead Bay mosque even though opponents — and the city — say developers have distorted the number of people who will attend services there. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Glass houses! Check at the artwork — yes, artwork — at the Botanic Garden

And it’s indoors, too! Comment.
Cobble Hill

Major ‘Dick’! Matt Kish’s illustrated ‘Moby’ is huge

The acclaimed illustrator has, unlike Ahab, succeeded in his quest to land the great whale. Comment.
Greenwood Heights

Green-Wood’s new gateway? Cemetery buys greenhouse for visitors center

Green-Wood Cemetery is ramping up its tourism push by buying a crumbling, but historic, greenhouse across the street with an eye towards turning it into a museum and visitors center. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011

Mill Basin

Aviators robbed of victory! Lose to Outlaws, 5-4

Brooklyn loses another bout against the goons from the so-called “Garden State.” Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011

Marine Park

Aviators lose player, then game

The Brooklyn Aviators lost one of its top players to the despised Central Hockey League — then lost a game to the hated New Jersey Outlaws. What’s worse? They have to play in Jersey again tonight! Aagh! 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).

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011

Bay Ridge

Give thanks! Hinsch’s to re-open on Monday

I scream, you scream we all scream for Hinsch’s! Comments (1).

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

BREAKING: Di Fara is back!

The legendary pizzeria on Avenue J in Midwood will re-open today after passing the Health Department’s re-inspection this morning. Comments (2).
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.
Canarsie

REMEMBERING SOL: Beloved Courier columnist dies at 96

Sol Polish, who delighted readers of Courier Life newspapers with nostaligic stories of Brooklyn since the 1970s, died this week. Comment.

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