Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

BoroBeat

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce ‘winter gala’ honors pols and biz leaders

Movers and shakers were hailed for their advocacy of the borough at the group’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Marine Park

Guman robs motorist, takes tobacco

Plus a smattering of other crimes from this week’s 63rd Precinct police blotter. Comment.
BoroBeat

Dance group mixes things up for the holidays

The Brooklyn Dance Center performed its holiday show, “Illuminations of Christmas,” to a sold-out crowd at IS 281 in Bensonhurst. For highlights of the performance, see our slideshow. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011

Letters

Yes, Virginia, we do receive letters

Here’s a Christmas present: Our letters to the editor! Comments (1).

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011

Big Screecher

It’s a very Carmine Christmas, and — you guessed it — he’s angry!

In this week’s screech, Carmine goes off on Christmas! Comments (1).
Brooklyn Courier

Van rob leads to 10 injuries

Plus an assortment of other crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment.
BoroBeat

Christmas party draws more than 500 kids

Councilman Mathieu Eugene’s annual holiday toy party in Flatbush drew a big crowd this year when kids, parents and Santa gathered at PS 92 to celebrate Christmas. For more on the fun, see our slideshow. Comment.
Canarsie

Father vs. son in Canarsie fistfight

Plus a guy who likes to punch Honda Pilots! Who can ask for more from this week’s surprisingly thin 69th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Bay Ridge

Golden rules: City admits Marty brought back bins

When it comes to garbage cans, it’s Marty’s way, or the highway. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Fans mourn demise of ‘Bored to Death’

A few hundred super-fans of HBO’s mysteriously canceled Brownstone Brooklyn ode, “Bored To Death,” flocked to the Brooklyn Inn on Wednesday night after the show’s creator Jonathan Ames mentioned on Twitter that he and one of the stars, John Hodgman, would be drowning their sorrows. Comment.
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

Impeach Judge Evelyn LaPorte!

Our columnist thinks that the judge who released accused cop killer Lamont Pride should have stuck with her first choice of profession — airline stewardess! Comments (5).
BoroBeat

Light ’em up! Ridge parks ablaze with Christmas spirit

Bay Ridge was full of holiday spirit last week as residents, a state senator and, of course, Santa, gathered to carol, sip hot chocolate and celebrate Christmas with two tree lightings. Comment.
Borough-wide

Season’s gifting

’Twas days before Christmas and all through the land, public school children were donating PJs — how grand! Comment.
Shopping

The war — class war — on Christmas?

Has “Occupy Wall Street” changed the gift-giving holiday forever? Here are two views.
Books

Your weekend reads — from three booksellers

Once again, the ladies of BookMark Shoppe, Greenlight and Word give us their hot books of the week. Comment.
Borough-wide

Ida in the homestretch!

Our pigskin picker — Ida Eisenstein, the glue that holds together our media empire — makes her predictions after a huge week for her. Huge! Comments (1).

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Bay Ridge

City eighty-sixes 86th Street left-turn ban

The city has 86ed its controversial plan to ban all left turns on 86th Street at Fourth Avenue after a local panel scoffed at the notion that the intersection should be louie-free. Comments (1).
The Greatest Story Ever

Time cops! Fancy watch maker wages war against Rolex Deli

It was a matter of time! Comment.
Park Slope

It’s curtains for Timboo’s

A great old man bar will close on Fifth Avenue. Comments (1).
Coney Island

Crooked cable guy hits Brighton Beach

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Another year, another Christmas poem

Not a creature was stirring, not daughter, not spouse. Comment.
Dining

Go fish! Eat seven fishes — or more — this Christmas Eve

A great Yuletide tradition — across the borough. Comment.
Williamsburg

Power chords! Steve Levin is councilman by day and bassman by night

And last weekend, he united with his band in Stylofone at Brooklyn Bowl. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Police: drunk driver mows down teen

Plus a handful of other crimes from the 62nd Precinct. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Judge: Group has right to sue Food and Drug Administration

Plus an elevator repairman is facing 25-years for allegedly ignoring safety protocols in this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Bedford-Stuyvesant

It’s all about the beer at the new Brooklyn Tap House

If this doesn’t please the beer snobs, nothing will. Comments (2).
Park Slope

Fire guts Seventh Avenue apartment; two injured

Flames, smokeeaters and heroes in Park Slope — and we’ve got the pictures! Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Brighton Beach

Weepy Kruger resigns, admits taking $1 million in bribes

Disgraced former pol Carl Kruger was a shell of his former self as he tearfully resigned before pleading guilty in Manhattan Federal Court. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Jay-Z makes history — at Flatbush school’s ‘museum’

Seventh graders at Fahari Academy Charter in Flatbush presented their very own “Museum of Brooklyn History” last Monday with documentaries and posters on a borough subject of their choice — which included Jay-Z. Comments (4).
Mill Basin

Hanukkah in the house: Mill Basin family brightens up the ‘Festival of Lights’

They don’t call Hanukkah the Festival of Lights for nothing! Comments (1).
Manhattan Beach

Eye in the sky: Manhattan Beachers seek cameras to slow down traffic

Manhattan Beach residents say they have found the silver bullet in the quest to stop speeders along Oriental Boulevard: an electronic eye in the sky. Comment.
BoroBeat

Lenny and John’s celebrates new expansion

The 42-year-old neighborhood staple is offering customers a bigger slice of the good life after expanding its restaurant and upgrading its menu. Comment.
Dyker Heights

Who has the best Christmas decorations in Dyker Heights?

Like the lighting of the Menorah at Cadman Plaza, getting a Christmas card from Marty Markowitz, or getting wasted with Santa Claus at Sunny’s in Red Hook, cruising Dyker Heights during the holidays and gawking in awe at the incandescent splendor of the neighborhood’s Christmas decorations is a Brooklyn holiday tradition. Comment.
BoroBeat

Ridge kids tap into Swedish tradition

Students from the Christ Church After School program celebrated Lucia Day last Tuesday, dressing in traditional garb and singing songs. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Burglar nabbed in Manhattan Beach

A near break-in on Oriental Boulevard leads this week’s 61st Precinct police blotter. Comment.
BoroBeat

Night Bazaar was a Brooklyn stocking stuffer

Holiday shoppers dispelled their big-box blues by heading to Williamsburg for an Asian night market-styled souk. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011

Politics

Report: Kruger to plead guilty

State Sen. Carl Kruger will reportedly plead guilty today to accepting at least $1 million in bribes — and, in doing so, lose his powerful seat in the Senate. Comments (2).
Downtown

Shake it, baby! Shake Shack comes to the Fulton Mall today

Shake Shack finally has a Brooklyn accent. Comment.
Atlantic Yards

Brooklyn man to be the voice of the Barclays Center

The Brooklyn Nets show that it is serious about its first name. Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

Christmas spirit comes to Midwood

Old-time family spreads holiday cheer in Jewish ‘hood — and the neighbors love it! Comments (2).
Mean Streets

Avenue P-ainful! Residents demand city pave P.

Drivers — including our own Lou Powsner — want Avenue P paved before someone gets hurt! Comment.
Borough-wide

Deconstructing Marty’s gay holiday greetings

Santa loves gay marriage! Comment.
BoroBeat

There’s a new ‘Peach Pit’ in town — at the Mill Basin Deli

Fine deli fare with a chance to gaze at Chagalls, Ertes and works by other renowned artists show that the famous deli’s new expansion is no greasy spoon. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Fidler puts Santa out of work!

A Councilman and his elves collect more than 8,000 toys for needy children — all without Santa’s help! Comments (1).
Carroll Gardens

Macbooks stolen from school!

Believe it — more computers stolen out of a school. Plus all the crime from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Brooklyn Courier

Take a dive! Brooklyn College bans Midwood HS swim team from its new pool

The Midwood HS Hornets swim team used to dive into a pool across the street at Brooklyn College, but now that the college has opened a new fitness center featuring a new pool, it won’t let the teenagers take a dip. Comments (1).
Gerritsen Beach

Tree vandals spark fire in Gerritsen Beach for the third time since fall

Hardwood haters thumb their nose at nature. Comment.
BoroBeat

Democrats eat, drink and make merry at Thomas Jefferson Club holiday party!

Politicans from across the city visited the TJ club — and we were there to see them let their hair down! Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

It looks like the good guys won the war on Christmas

The war on Christmas is over, and we can get back to normal. That is, if you agree with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has renamed the 30-foot-tall “holiday tree” in the Rotunda of the state capitol the “Christmas tree.” Yes, the evergreen tree decorated with ornaments is again officially a symbol of Christmas, in spite of the fact that we observe several holidays around the same time. The menorah and the dreidel remind us of Hanukkah. An ear of corn, a cup, seven candles in a candelabra and fruits on a mat are in honor of Kwanza. Comments (7).
Williamsburg

Drug deal — Pfizer angers locals by putting last three lots up for sale

Global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer — which operated a massive complex in South Williamsburg for all of the 20th century until closing in 2007 — has listed its last three parcels on Harrison Avenue near Gerry Street and Wallabout Street. Comment.
Dining

The full guide to the best milkshakes in the borough

Shake Shack is coming — but there are other great drinkable desserts in this city, you know. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011

Mill Basin

Skate free weekend: Aviators games postponed

Dash it all! 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).

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach woman stabbed to death in home

A 51-year-old Brighton Beach woman who was stabbed multiple time in the back died Thursday night shortly after cops arrived at the woman’s home. Comment.

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