Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Ring in New Year’s with a case of the blues

But don’t worry: This performance by blues musician extraordinaire Arthur Neilson will anything but a bummer. Comment.
The Greatest Story Ever

Time cops! Fancy watch maker wages war against Rolex Deli

It was a matter of time! Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011

Letters

BrooklynDaily reporters tell it like it is!

Here they are: our letters to the editor! Comment.
Sunday Read

The Sunday Read: New Corner Restaurant’s the oldest on the block

In this week’s Sunday Read, learn how a little restaurant in Bay Ridge helped Brooklyn beat back the Nazis and survived Robert Moses’s destruction of Bay Ridge. Comments (1).

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011

Big Screecher

Believe it! Carmine ain’t Fonda Jane!

In this week’s Screech, Carmine lays into Hanoi Jane! Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

11-year-old mugged on Avenue U

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 16, 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.
Fort Greene

Fried and glory! Latke cookoff features Brooklyn’s best chefs on Monday

Talk about grate expectations. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Human rights in the birthplace of Islam

Our columnist thinks that a pair of recent parallel events clearly show why east-west differences may be unreconciliable after all. Comments (8).
Canarsie

Gunman raids Parkway deli

Plus a number of other crimes reported to Canarsie’s 69th Precinct. Comment.
Marine Park

Gunman raid Nostrand Avenue home

A robbery near Marine Parkway leads this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment.
BoroBeat

PS 52’s got talent! School showcases students at annual fundraiser

Students — and some faculty — performed at the Nostrand Avenue school’s talent show on Dec. 8 and 9. See the talented school in our slideshow. Comment.
Downtown

A gentrified Mall? Two views

Is the gentrification along Downtown’s Fulton Mall a good or a bad thing? Click below for opinion pieces.
Downtown

Opinion: Fulton Mall gentrification is only good for some

We asked the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and a Downtown activist group for dueling op-ed pieces about the gentification of Downtown’s main shopping strip. Only the activists accepted our invitation. Too bad. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Look, Ida likes Tebow

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. 15, 2011

DUMBO

This camping stove helps you answer the cell of the wild

At last, you can get away from it all on a camping trip to the wilderness — but still charge your iPhone! Comment.
Coney Island

A room with no view: Coney Creek depot could become a hotel

A vacant bus depot on the banks of the muddy Coney Island Creek could become Brooklyn’s next hotel if a city plan to redevelop the site comes to fruition. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Police: Threats thrown around 20th Avenue

A man promises to shoot — then attempted to run over — a man near 72nd Street, plus an assortment of other crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
BoroBeat

Fore! Santa stops by Dyker Heights Golf Course

Kids had a day of fun on Sunday at “Santa’s Holiday Workshop,” which included arts and crafts, performances from a magican and a choir, and a visit from Kris Kringle himself. See all the festive fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Fort Hamilton’s ‘Columbine’ teacher quits before she can get fired

Art teacher Sabrina Milo couldn’t face a city firing board even though she was let off the hook for allegedly threatening to shoot up the Bay Ridge school. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Burglar nabbed

A 29-year-old is arrested for breaking into an E. 15th Street home, plus a smattering of other crimes from Midwood’s 70th Precinct. Comment.
BoroBeat

Coney, Gravesend light up for the holidays

Residents gathered for two separate tree lightings, which included caroling, hot chocolate, and a visit from Saint Nick. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
BoroBeat

Canines bark up a storm at park carol-fest

Brooklyn’s pooches are a dab paw at holding their own during a holiday howl-fest, and FIDO’s annual man-dog carol-fest at Prospect Park proved the point. Comment.
24/7

Christmas party: Your last-minute guide to the greatest holiday shows in the borough

Christmas is just a week and change away, which means the next two weekends are chock full of holiday cheer, holiday shows, holiday parties and holiday spirit — yes, we mean the alcoholic kind. So throw it all back, and soak it all in, by stopping by a few of the greatest holiday parties and performances the borough has to offer. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Columbia St Waterfront

Tunnel vision! Railway legend, Bob Diamond, sues city over trolleys

The city broke its promise to let a railway enthusiast build a trolley service from Downtown to Red Hook that would have passed through a shuttered subway tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, a bombshell $160-million lawsuit charged last week. Comments (2).
Dining

Openings, closings and gossip

Yes, it’s this week’s roundup from our Foodie in Chief. Comments (1).
Gavel to Gavel

Newscaster slayer gets 25 years

In this week’s Gavel to Gavel: A judge ensured that convicted murderer John Katehis won’t get out of jail until he’s 44, and a former movie theater owner throws himself on the mercy of the court. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

It’s curtains for the little show with big secrets

Not for Nuthin, but I wish they didn’t cancel “Eureka”! Comment.
Coney Island

Man arrested for beating cab driver

Plus other crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment.
BoroBeat

Santa sightings: Ol’ Saint Nick tours southern Brooklyn

Kris Kringle came to town last weekend — hitting three spots in Bergen Beach, Mill Basin and East Flatbush. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Greenpoint

Beer gets classy: Greenpoint bar makes brew into cocktails

Some say, “Beer with liquor, never been sicker,” but not these guys! Comment.
Prospect Heights

Mix and match: Find your next roommate — or apartment — at this boozy mixer.

This matchmaking event aims to land you a partner who’s willing to commit — to signing a lease. Comment.
Carroll Gardens

Typical Italian food? Nein!

This Italian restaurant has a German accent. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Hipster invasion in Bay Ridge?

Must be — a new wine bar (yes, a wine bar!) has opened on the neighborhood’s restaurant row. Comments (20).

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

Park Slope

Bike stolen? One Park Slope family simply stole it back

And this Wild West story even includes a ride off into the sunset. Comments (1).
Williamsburg

All’s well at Allswell

You’ll have an offal good time at Allswell — chef Nate Smith’s new soup-to-guts gastropub in Williamsburg. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Skipper apologizes, seeks new home for boat blamed gunfire

The captain of a controversial Sheepshead Bay party ship that was blamed for a shooting on Emmons Avenue in October apologized to neighbors for any ruckuses his boat has caused and vowed to move his berth to a pier further away from their homes. Comments (1).
Speak Out

Lou says there’s a restaurant at Abe Stark rink

Hundreds of thousands of dollars were cemented into W. 20th St. at the foot of the Coney Island Boardwalk in the late 1960s, when dollars were scarce, but the Borough President wanted an ice skating rink, and in this case he got what he wanted — almost. Comments (2).
Brooklyn Courier

The Midwood Mensch: Saving shoppers from parking tickets

A 72-year-old do-gooder helps make the city’s inconvenient parking rules easier on Avenue M motorists. Comments (1).
DUMBO

Our Santacon coverage is ‘Claus’ for celebration

Hundreds of Christmas-costumed revelers celebrate Santacon in DUMBO on Saturday morning before crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in the first leg of the hipster Triple Crown. Comment.
DUMBO

DUMBO florist is having a White (House) Christmas

Emily Thompson has a new client: President Obama. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

Coney Island

Brooklyn reborn! Borough businesses back on Boardwalk!

The Italian landlord of Coney Island’s Boardwalk has seen the light, and will let Brooklyn-born businesses like Ruby’s, Paul’s Daughter, and Tom’s Diner take part in the re-birth of the People’s Playground. Comments (1).
Greenpoint

Into the dustbin! Preservation group dumps Greenpoint historic district bid

An expansion of Greenpoint’s current historic district was dealt a possibly fatal blow last week when an influential Manhattan preservation group announced it would no longer back the bid, citing lack of public support. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach civics come to belly blows

Members from opposing groups throw their weight around — at each other! Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s questions begin the debate

This week, Stan gives you some things to talk about this holiday season. Comments (2).
Mill Basin

Brooklyn scalps Warriors during 5-2 rout

Finally! A win! Comments (1).

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011

Mill Basin

Aviators fall to Bluefins in ugly 3-0 shutout

Talk about getting schooled! Comment.
Park Slope

That’s so ’snice! BID holds tree lighting at Fifth Ave. cafe

Festive frolickers ignite Yuletide cheer at a swell-named eatery. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

Williamsburg

A holly jolly affair: 94th Precinct cops bring Santa to Williamsburg

Brooklyn’s big hearts helped to make the holidays brighter for underprivileged children by distributing gifts at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Comments (2).
Mill Basin

Held up at the Hangar! Aviators lose to Outlaws, 3-2

This one hurt. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

Bay Ridge

City: Gentile broke campaign finance rules

Councilman Vincent Gentile violated city law by overspending on his re-election campaign in 2009, the Campaign Finance Board ruled on Thursday, hitting the veteran lawmaker with nearly $26,000 in fines. Comments (1).
Features

What now?! State nixes BQE fix — an op-ed package

Boerum Hill

Blast off! Space stamp creator sends PS 261 kids into orbit

The Brooklynite responsible for the US Postal Service’s “space” stamps landed Boerum Hill to have a lofty visit with art-smart students. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

BoroBeat

‘Kaplan Way’ honors longtime Brighton activist

The city co-named Brighton First Place in honor of community activist Fran Kaplan during a ceremony on Dec. 1. See our slideshow for more. Comment.

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