Monday, March 12, 2012

Coney Island

Escape artist braves Coney Aquarium plunge

Go for the penguins and walruses. Stay for the daring underwater escape act. Comment.
Brighton Beach

Parents: Save Grady High!

Parents, teachers and students say Grady High School has improved over the last two years and shouldn’t be closed this summer. The city disagrees, claiming Grady is far from a grade-A school. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Speed Racers! Cub Scouts hit the Pinewood Derby

More than 160 kids flocked to Kings Plaza to create and race their favorite roadsters. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Red ‘Haring’!

Keith Haring, the people’s artist of New York, is coming home with an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment.
Bay Ridge Courier

Modern dance icon sets up shop at Roulette

A Brooklyn-born dance legend is returning home for her first hometown performance of original work in nearly 20 years — and she’s not just choreographing and directing it, she’s dancing in it. Comment.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Big Screecher

I can’t buy anything for a buck!

This week, the Screecher reaches deep into his deep pockets and pulls out another instant classic! Comment.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Boerum Hill

Art goes to the Dog

Three Brooklyn artists are capturing more than 365 moments in time using artists in astronaut suits, a gargantuan sculpture based on the messiah, and Victorian beauties topped with intestines at the Bergen Street gallery The Invisible Dog. Comment.
Marine Park

Brooklyn’s big adventure

The puppy swiped from a Flatbush Avenue pet store last month, which workers have named Brooklyn, has been brought back to Puppy Paradise with quite a story to tell his fellow canines. Comment.
Features

Safe streets or lame lanes?

Prospect Park’s new roadway redesign would give the same amount of space to cars, cyclists and pedestrians. Transportation advocates say it will make the street safer for everyone, but some park advocates argue the proposal will actually make the roadway more chaotic and dangerous. We asked two major players on the issue to give us their thoughts. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Erykah’s BAD-u pass to Malaysia

The Fort Greene singer’s “Allah” tat prompted Muslim-majority government to cancel her concert — a move the cowardly crooner did not take a stand against, says our columnist. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Thugs threaten straphanger

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
Weekend Watch

It’ll be a so-so weekend on the rails

The trains are running, but not on the right lines. It’ll be like singing “Take the A Train” while riding the F. By the way, what’s your favorite transit-inspired song? Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Brooklyn-born jihadist sentenced to 27 years

A would-be terrorist’s pleas for leniency lead this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Fidler on the rebound!

Councilman Lew Fidler is out of the hospital, and claims that his two weeks away from his constituents hasn’t affected his chances of winning state Sen. Carl Kruger’s seat. Comments (11).
Standing O

Sisterly love — give a little hug!

Standing O, Brooklyn’s biggest booster, is back! Comment.
Marine Park

Cops: Nostrand Ave. predators stole office documents

The duo who sexually assaulted a 60-year-old woman on Tuesday may have been identity thieves, police say. Comment.
Dining

Jungle fever! New eatery boasts Italian dining, nearly naked women

Jaguars 3 is Sunset Park’s latest not-so-family restaurant. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

PS 255 students skip TV for Family Math Night!

The annual event drew quite the crowd as kids and parents saw just how fun math can be. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Villains use Craigslist to lure and rob man

The dastardly deed leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.
BoroBeat

LongBow Pub celebrates St. David’s Day with leeks and daffodils

New York’s only Welsh pub did the patron saint of Wales proud with a celebration of all things “Cymru” (that’s Welsh for “Welsh”). Comment.
Clinton Hill

Cheese wiz makes cakes for grown-ups

This master cheesecake maker puts booze in the batter — and it tastes great! Comment.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Judge: Rep. Bob Turner’s days are numbered

A U.S. magistrate judge responsible for drawing up congressional redistricting lines wants to boot the freshman lawmaker out of Brooklyn. Comments (3).
Marine Park

Thugs attack senior during robbery at Nostrand Avenue business

Two men injure an elderly Orthodox businesswoman as they raid her office Tuesday morning. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Fidler’s state senate bid in traction

The Councilman’s extended hospital stay has some wondering if his campaign to replace disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger is in jeopardy. Comments (7).
Manhattan Beach

City: Synagogue’s noisy air conditioning unit is illegal

The Department of Buildings says that Congregation Shaare Torah put in its loud air conditioning unit without the proper permits, but all the city can do about it is mediate the ongoing dispute between the house of worship and two Holocaust survivors who have been complaining about the industrial-sized AC for years. Comments (5).
BoroBeat

Gerritsen Beach school protests teacher data reports

Educators, students, and parents say the subpar ratings given to PS 277 teachers are wrong. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Keep your misogyny to yourself, Rush Limbaugh

This week, our columnist stands up for her gender, and takes a few swings at the radio talk show host she loves to hate. Comments (5).
Marine Park

Brute punches out man on Avenue L

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.
BoroBeat

New Utrecht High School breathes fun into ‘Year of the Dragon’

Singing, dancing, and merriment accompanied the Chinese New Year revel at the Bensonhurst school. Comment.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Midwood

Checkmate! Murrow chess masters crowned New York champs

They don’t call them “The Kings of New York” for nothing. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

How sweet it is! Bay Ridge ice cream shop turns 115

Anopoli Ice Cream Parlor and Family Restaurant opened when William McKinley was in the White House. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Going, going, gone! Gals get their guys at ‘bachelor auction’

Big-hearted ladies cough up cash for Mr. Right Now during a special benefit for the Francesco Loccisano Foundation for Children with Cancer. Comment.
Ditmas Park

FBI snubbed in Rubin murder investigation

The small Pennsylvania police force charged with finding Josh Rubin’s killer is handling the case largely on its own, even though the FBI has offered to help. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

No Pleasure: Community panel rejects controversial Ave. U night spot

Community Board 15 threw out a club owner’s request for a liquor license — for the third time! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Dancing denounced: Panel rejects Club Amnesia’s cabaret license

Community Board 10 says the controversial Fourth Avenue party spot can’t have a dance floor, but the club owner has vowed to fight for his right to party. Comments (2).

Monday, March 5, 2012

Marine Park

Cops: Yorkie thieves nabbed, but pinched puppy remains at large

Police arrested two teens for the Feb. 16 theft at Puppy Paradise, but no one seems to know where the missing dog is. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge police officer cops to gun smuggling charges

Eddie Goris is the latest member of the team prosecutors say transported guns, cigarettes and stolen goods across state lines to admit his guilt. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan reads the fine print for you

This week, our columnist does what he does best: break it down so you don’t have to. Comments (2).
Mill Basin

Final justice! Aviators crush Outlaws 4–3 in season finale

Brooklyn’s boys of winter shot down the Outlaws on Saturday, then followed them back to thier hideout in New Jersey, where they beat the topped-ranked team again last night. Comment.
BoroBeat

Yeshiva students bring history to life

Students of the Crown Heights Yeshiva wowed the crowd when they brought historical figures to life during their production of “A Time Line Through History” at the Marine Park school on Feb. 28 and 29. Comment.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Letters

It’s a dog’s life for Sheepshead Bay’s captive canines!

In this week’s letters page, our loyal readers chime in on a few of our stories, as well as our op-ed page. Comment.
Mill Basin

Aviators gun down the Outlaws, 9–3

Brooklyn’s boys of winter win their last home game of the season — in style! Comment.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Link

Find out who called the feds on Rep. Grimm

A disgraced southern Brooklyn legislator says he called the FBI when he heard allegations that Grimm was strongarming a prominent rabbi for campaign donations in 2010, before the Bay Ridge congressman was elected to office. The Roll Call newspaper has the scoop. Comment.
Mill Basin

Ahab’s revenge! Aviators defeat Whalers, 7–1

Brooklyn’s boys of winter enter the last weekend of regulation play with a big win. Comment.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Brighton Beach

Feline face off!

A Brighton Beach cat hoarder has taken steps to put all but 10 of her 45 felines up for adoption, but she’s refusing to give up the rest — even as she faces eviction. Comments (2).
Midwood

Midwood KISSed! Vandals strike E. 12th Street office building

The KISS Army has been working overtime in Brooklyn. First they defaced a religious statue in Williamsburg. Now they’re leaving drawings of their favorite band all over Midwood. Comment.
Weekend Watch

No L train this weekend

Is it bagillion or bajillion? Either way, that’s about how many times the MTA has shut down the L train this year. Comment.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ditmas Park

Photos show men using Josh Rubin’s credit cards after his murder

Authorities in Pennsylvania are looking for two men they say used the beloved Ditmas Park cafe owner’s credit cards just hours after he was murdered. Comment.
Meadows of Shame

Prospect Park bird habitat set ablaze

A group of teens set a patch of Prospect Park’s precious bird habitat on fire on Tuesday, according to witnesses and parks officials. Comment.
Borough-wide

Line dance! Dems and GOP release conflicting congressional redistricting maps

The Assembly and the state Senate have redrawn Brooklyn — and the maps are as different as night and day. Comments (4).
Mill Basin

Winning streak ends! A’s lose to Danbury, 5–2

Brooklyn’s boys of winter lose to the Whalers — sinking their playoff chances in the process. Comment.

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