Friday, April 27, 2012

Bay Ridge

Councilman Gentile has a beef with food carts

Ridge leaders chew the fat over a halal food cart that was displaced by a pair of mystery benches. Comment.
Windsor Terrace

Hug of war! Charter school bans embraces

A popular charter school in Windsor Terrace has banned hugging between classes — a rule that parents and students aren’t, well, embracing. Comment.
Bay Ridge

St. Anselm’s celebrates 90th birthday

Congregants at the Bay Ridge church danced their butts off as they honored the 82nd Street church’s storied history. Comment.
Borough-wide

MT-hey! Lots of service changes slated for this weekend

Dreamers, drifters, assorted makers and doers of Brooklyn, we humbly advise you to stay off the trains this weekend. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Police: Pocket punk takes $400 off man

A robbery on 71st Street leads this week’s 62nd Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mill Basin

Judgement day: Kruger to be sentenced this afternoon

Carl Kruger is about to meet his fate. Comment.
Midwood

Asbestos fears at Midwood Post Office

Workers at the Midwood Post Office fear that they’re being exposed to asbestos as rehab work at the 62-year-old building continues. Comment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Transit

Ridership grows at stations serviced by G train extension, stats show

Subway ridership has surged over the past three years at stations serviced by the at-risk G train extension, MTA figures reveal. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Critics: Army Corps are beach bozos

The Army Corps of Engineers want to dump tons of sand on Plumb Beach before building the jetties needed to keep the sand in place — a move some say will doom the project before it starts. Comment.
Coney Island

Cops: Thug stabbed man with pen

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Williamsburg

Express yourself: Madonna dance party hits Brooklyn

A group of Madonna impersonators are touching down in Williamsburg for the very first time. Comment.
Dining

Brooklyn’s Italian restaurants flooded by fake relatives, owners say

Name-dropping customers who want hook-ups at Italian restaurants have a suspiciously and hilariously loose definition of “famiglia,” Brooklyn restaurateurs say. Comment.
Cobble Hill

Writer tells you about his childhood friend: Jeffrey Dahmer

A graphic novel retells the story of infamous murderer Jeffrey Dahmer from a decidedly discomforting perspective — a childhood friend’s. Comment.
Flatbush

Bottle bashing on Ocean Avenue

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from the 70th Precinct. Comment.
Midwood

Sister act: Streisand’s sibling to perform at Brooklyn College

She’s not as famous as her half-sister Babs, but at least this daughter of Brooklyn is making a home-coming. Comment.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Newsstand

Brooklyn Weekly is now online

Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Comment.
Letters

Councilman Greenfield: CB 12 election ‘about reform, not religion’

The panel’s controversial vote to replace its chairman was based solely on the need for open government, the peeved pol says. Comment.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Big Screecher

For Carmine, it takes two to teach tango!

This week, the Screecher gives us the breakdown on how he teaches ballroom dancing — and it includes a stand-in for himself! Comment.

Friday, April 20, 2012

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.
Bay Ridge

Embattled Crown KTV pays up so its customers can drink up

A violence-scarred 64th Street karaoke bar accused of allowing underage drinking and drug use on its premises has paid off $37,000 in state fines and is expected to get its alcohol permit renewed, a State Liquor Authority spokesman confirmed this week. Comment.
Mill Basin

Physical injury! Avenue N gym closes its doors

An embattled Mill Basin gym has shuttered its doors, leaving exercise buffs in a lurch. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Shariah law in the US? Believe it!

Our columnist sentences trial court judges to a lifetime off the bench for allowing backward, foreign laws to rule here. Comment.
Crime

Guy hurls bottle at another man

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Prepare for another scrambled weekend on rails

At one time a number of privately-owned bus, train and trolley companies were responsible for getting you across this great metropolis. Today, there’s only one agency to blame for this weekend’s spotty train service: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comment.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Gravesend

Recchia reversal: Councilman now singing Dewey’s praises

The John Dewey alum wanted to gut the administration earlier this year. Now he wants to save the school from being closed. Comment.
Gravesend

The power of Powsner! City will repave Courier Life columnist’s pet peeve

The city says it will repave Avenue P, which the 92-year-old claims is riddled with potholes and gives him butt aches every time he drives his beloved 1997 Mercury Sable to the doctor. Comment.
Georgetown

Rats and raccoons invade Georgetown

Residents say the furry squatters are boldly venturing into their homes as the city builds a new ecology park. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Checking in with...Dr. Seymour Lachman

The former state senator had a lot to say about this year’s redistricting process. Check it out! Comment.
BoroBeat

History comes alive

Families got a fun lesson in our nation’s past at the History of the American Revolution event in Marine Park. Comment.
Atlantic Yards

Court ruling: State broke law okaying Atlantic Yards, new review ordered

The ruling by an appellate court will not stop the construction of the Barclays Center or several residential towers slated for the area around the arena. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Shore Road parking pains to end

The city took a bunch of parking spots as it began to repave Shore Road’s sidewalk, but now it says it will give the spaces back to Bay Ridge’s parking-pinched masses. Comment.
BoroBeat

Play ball!

Kids from Saint Athanasius School paraded through Bensonhurst as part of tradition to kick off Little League season. See our slideshow for all the action. Comments (1).
Bensonhurst

Vicious thugs gang up on man

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bay Ridge

Bar brawl! Taproom owner files health complaints against halal wagon

A Ridge bar owner has come out with both barrels loaded against a food cart he’s been feuding with. Comments (3).
Borough-wide

Enter the Wu-Tang: Marty Markowitz meets GZA at Borough Hall

The RZA … The GZA … Ol’ Dirty Bastard … Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, and … Marty Markowitz? Comment.
Flatbush

Will the MTA fix the Parkside Avenue station?

Residents say the Parkside Avenue station should get more than a new coat of paint. Comment.
BoroBeat

Skating the night away

Families came out to hit the rink for Family Skate Night, which raised money for Millenium Development’s Relay for Life team. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Eureka! My show is back, with Jack!

This week, our columnist tells you all about the season premiere of “Eureka.” Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

‘Horror’ mom faces life in jail

The murder trial leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
BoroBeat

Little Leaguers compete for baseball bragging rights

Little Leaguers showed up to show off their talents at the Bergen Beach Youth Organization’s second annual Pitch, Hit, and Run challenge. See our slideshow for all the fun. Comment.
Marine Park

iPhone stolen on Avenue U

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Avenue Z Jewish Center has an anti-Semitic stalker

Someone scrawled the word “Jew” outside the Avenue Z Jewish Center last week — and congregants believe it’s the same man who has vandalized the shul twice before. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst-born boxer returns to his roots before title fight

Paulie Malignaggi needed to come back to Brooklyn before flying halfway across the globe for a title fight that could make or break his career. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

How close is close?

The ongoing battle between Councilman Lew Fidler and attorney David Storobin to replace disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger is one of the closest political contests in city history. It’s so close that we decided to compare it to other “nail-biter elections.” See how it measured up. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Hit-and-run driver kills 13-year-old

Saturday’s carnage was just one of two hit-and-run incidents to take place in Bensonhurst last week. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Can’t get a job? Stan says stay home with mom and pop

This week our columnist considers the consequenses of not getting a job after college, and finds they are not that bad. Comment.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Canarsie

Report: Veteran Rep. Ed Towns to retire

Rep. Ed Towns is calling it quits after more than a quarter century in Congress. Comment.
BoroBeat

Whacky party! Seniors make and destroy art in same day

It’s certainly more action-packed than crocheting. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Insiders: Albany just a dream for Kruger successor

Disgraced former state Sen. Carl Kruger’s replacement might never make it to Albany. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Dog days! Australian dingoes are your new neighbors

The adorable pack of wild canines now call Brooklyn home. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Ridge shows off its artistic side

The 44th Annual Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts didn’t disappoint as hundreds viewed artwork from the budding Picassos and Salvador Dalis who live right down the block. Comment.

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