Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012

Letters

Hey, Abruzzo: ‘Shove it!’

Our letter writers wish us a Happy New Year - in their own special way. Comments (2).

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

Big Screecher

Happy New Year from the Screecher. Now read this!

This week, Carmine rants about Fed Ex, his love of Carvel ice cream cakes, and the dangers of surprise parties for 100-year-olds. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 30, 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.
Coney Island

Revenge of the freaks! Mermaid Parade organizers expand their carny empire

Coney Island USA purchased Denny’s Ice Cream on Surf Avenue — and plans to turn the space into an arts center. Comment.

2011 rewind: Brooklyn remembers one wacky year

Here it is — our scintillating look back on a year that even we couldn’t believe. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Ring in 2012 with great expectations

A Britisher’s View wishes all its fans — and foes — a Happy New Year! Read on! Comment.

Happy New Year! Ida’s got some football picks for you

When Ida speaks about football, we listen. And you better listen to. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Ring out the old and plan for the end

This week, Joanna ponders the end of days. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Prospect Heights arsonist faces life in prison

The police’s accusations against Jerome Isaac lead this week’s Gavel to Gavel column. Comment.
24/7

Murray New Year!

Ring in 2012 right with comedy legend Murray Hill. Comment.
BoroBeat

Hanukkah happiness at the Sephardic Jewish Center of Canarsie

Those folk in Canarsie sure know how to celebrate an ancient miracle with style! Comment.
Bushwick

Chew on this!

Storefront Bushwick and Norte Maar, two Bushwick galleries, celebrate the new year with two new openings — plus snacks and mimosas! Comment.
Park Slope

Sweet charity: Faithful flock to help crumbling church

The Old First Reformed Church hasn’t held a single fundraiser to repair its crumbling roof — but the money keeps pouring in. Comment.

Loon lovers flock to Prospect Park for annual bird count

A strange climate is affecting bird populations, according to the Audubon Society. Comment.
Gowanus

Laughy New Year! Comedians crack their first jokes of 2012

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — but at the sixth annual 50 First Jokes comedy extravaganza event at the Bell House on January 4, the material is so new that chances are, you haven’t. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Happy holidays from the MTA!

This may be the greatest weekend ever on the rails. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

Park Slope

‘Kung fu’ judge’s kin sues Park Slope assisted living center

Prospect Park Residence was supposed to be Judge John Phillips’s salvation — but it ended up killing him, the jurist’s nephew claims. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridge kids celebrate Hanukkah

Let there be light! Comment.
Bay Ridge

iEntrapment: Teen claims cops tricked him into buying stolen smart phone

Undercover cops rounded up dozens of suspects in Brooklyn as part of a massive citywide sting — but one burnt teen says that his arrest was illegal and plans to sue the city for damages. Comments (2).

Cops: Josh Rubin was in money trouble

Murdered Ditmas Park cafe owner Josh Rubin may have been moonlighting as a drug dealer — and might have even known his killer. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Thief swipes Louis Vuitton handbag

A thief — with great taste — leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Brighton Beach

Kruger’s five-figure prison stay

Disgraced pol could collect nearly $70,000 a year while cooling his heels in prison, state officials say. Comments (4).
Windsor Terrace

Comedian Doug Moe is Brooklyn’s worst dad!

You may not find that funny — but, trust us, it’s pretty hysterical. Comment.
Park Slope

BUGS infestation! New charter school gets ready to sting Park Slope

A group of corporate big-shots want to open a “community based” middle school in the neighborhood - but some parents want to take a fly swatter to the idea. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Happy New Year from Stan — now here are his quotes of 2011!

This week, our columnist digs through his notes to find his favorite words of wisdom. Comments (3).

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Gravesend

Holy no can do! Community Board 15 rejects temple plan to expand in Gravesend

A Gravesend schul battles with neighbors over its proposed expansion. Comments (1).
Boerum Hill

It’s closing time for New St. Clair Restaurant

Famed “flipper” Joe Sitt said the space would be reborn “as soon as possible.” As what? He won’t say. Comment.
BoroBeat

Bishop Kearney ‘Samaritans’ deliver cheer to strays animals

Big-hearted students at the Bensonhurst school didn’t forget their four-legged friends for the holidays. Comment.

‘Menorah Wars’ return with battle of the Hanukkah beacons

Oy-vey-izmir, here we go again. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011

Park Slope

No Hail Marys — just hailing plaster

Thanks to some ceiling damage, the Old First Reformed Church will be closed to Christmas services — but the show will go on, Pastor Daniel Meeter promises. Comment.
Kensington

Lawyer: Leiby’s killer may be an inbred psycho

The lawyer for the Kensington man accused of butchering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky says his client’s insanity may stem from the fact that his parents are blood relatives. Comment.
BoroBeat

Annual living nativity scene goes on

The New Utrecht Reform Church’s living nativity scene went on this year, despite the loss of a longtime organizer and its traditional use of live farm animals. Comment.
Mill Basin

Aviators best Bluefins in dazzling 6-5 overtime win

Talk about flying high! The Aviators have won three straight games - two of them against the hated Fish. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

Rubin murder leaves Ditmas Park reeling

The search for Josh Rubin is over — but the investigtion into his death has just begun, leaving his neighbors asking, “What happened?” Comment.
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.
Ditmas Park

Book ’em: Trouble with the online giant spawns ‘ditmaspark_365’

When Nelson Ryland had to pull hundreds of photographs off the Ditmas Park Blog, he knew he had to do something with the stunning images. So he put together a book. Comment.
Mill Basin

Deboned! Brooklyn crushes spineless Bluefins in 6-3 victory

Talk about a comeback! Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Where was Dottie? On vacation — one day after Kruger’s blubbery confession

The district manager of Community Board 18 blew off the panel’s monthly full board meeting on Wednesday night, one day after her political patron and roommate, state Sen. Carl Kruger, abandoned months of lies and admitted that he took close to $1 million in bribes. Comments (1).
The Greatest Story Ever

Time cops! Fancy watch maker wages war against Rolex Deli

It was a matter of time! Comment.
Ditmas Park

Missing cafe owner found — murdered and charred in a Pennsylvania field

The sad end to the mysterious disappearance of Whisk owner Josh Rubin. Comments (1).

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