Monday, May 7, 2012

Park Slope

Attention deficit theater

You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll cry — but make it quick because each of these plays are ten minutes long. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Pier-tastrophe! City won’t fix run-down Sheepshead Bay fishing spot

The Parks Department will transform an empty lot at the foot of Brigham Street into a lush park with sweeping waterfront views, but won’t fix a dilapidated city-owned pier next to it that local fishermen fear will crumble into the sea. Comments (1).
Borough-wide

Weird science: College kids battle in Downtown robotics competition

Brooklyn’s brightest mechanical minds inched the world one step closer to its inevitable robot takeover last Saturday when they put their high-tech, creations to the test at the first ever Robotics Tournament of Champions at City Tech’s Mechatronics Technology Center. Comment.
24/7

Folkin’ around!

Fourth annual homegrown folk festival hits Downtown Brooklyn. Comment.
Fort Greene

Play tackles Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement

The Irondale Ensemble’s new show brings the borough’s abolitionist movement to life — with surprising results. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Villains rob man at knifepoint

The mugging leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Sunday, May 6, 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

Concrete Boardwalk a good thing for Coney

Our readers say a concrete Boardwalk isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Comment.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine says not all teens are juvenile delinquents

This week, a big-hearted Bensonhurst kid gets the Screecher’s attention. Comment.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Absentee ballots shoot Fidler through the roof!

Fidler took an 87-vote lead in the ongoing race to replace disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger, but opponent David Storobin says the election is far from over. Comments (3).
Borough-wide

Is Barbra coming to Barclays?

Streisand planning show at arena, ticket sellers say. Comments (3).
Nightlife

‘Rebel’ bingo is the ultimate numbers game

Don’t bring your grandma to this bingo party. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Carl-amity for crooked Kruger

Carl Kruger can now add another title to his resume — convicted felon! Comment.
Weekend Watch

MT-yay!

It’ll be smooth sailing on the rails this weekend. Comment.
Marine Park

Knife-toting jerk slashes woman

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

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ditmas Park

Subway sentinel sent packing

There are a lot of cafes on Cortelyou Road, but you won’t find Coffee anywhere. Comment.
Bay Ridge

New dock for 69th Street Pier panned

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance wants to put a dock at the tip of the 69th Street Pier, but Brooklyn’s salty seafarers say New York Bay will be a bad spot for the floating platform. Comment.
BoroBeat

Church Avenue party draws hundreds

The neighborhood’s yearly fete lets kids and families take over the block between E. 10th Street and Argyle Road on April 29. Check out all the fun in our slideshow. Comment.
Windsor Terrace

Dairy scary! Raccoons drink up at Windsor Terrace school, neighbors say

Careless custodians at a Windsor Terrace school have turned the surrounding block into a cafeteria for hungry raccoons — and rotten milk is always on the menu, according to angry neighbors. Comment.
BoroBeat

Trash mob!

Do-gooder Kensington residents armed with brooms, rakes, and gloves cleaned up Church Avenue. Check out all the fun in our slideshow. Comments (1).
Standing O

There’s a new rabbi in town!

Our ecummenical Standing O is back. Comment.
Park Slope

Baseball history highlights Brooklyn-born Jewish stars

Brooklyn-born Jewish big leaguers who helped shape the national pastime — and inspired baseball fans across the borough — recall their playing days in “Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words,” a new oral history edited by Park Slope writer Peter Ephross. Comments (1).
Bensonhurst

Gun-toting crooks rob man on Bay 11th Street

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bay Ridge

Sidewalk standoff over! Halal cart returns to old spot

The occupation of Fifth Avenue has ended. Comments (12).
Bay Ridge

Seniors: We have no place to go

The city is pulling the plug on a 35-year-old center that offered hot meals and activities to Bay Ridge’s oldest — and neighborhood seniors say they’re the ones paying the price. Comments (2).
Bensonhurst

Grimm clashes with new constituents

Rep. Michael Grimm’s new Bensonhurst constituents aren’t welcoming him with open arms. Comments (6).
Mill Basin

Fear of heights! Community panel fights six-story condo project

For residents of Mill Island, six stories is three too many. Comments (3).
Bay Ridge

Gerritsen Beach man gets new ride

Bay Ridge Toyota gave a Gerritsen Beach man a new job and a new set of wheels — wheelchair wheels! Comments (1).
Canarsie

City: Paerdegat Athletic Club is unhealthy

The city is slamming a popular Canarsie health club with a number of violations. Comment.
BoroBeat

Baseball’s back! Our Lady of Grace kicks off season

Gravesend’s Our Lady of Grace Athletic Association’s Little League season kicked off with a bang, thanks to an Opening Day parade on April 28 that drew more than 500 players. Check out all the fun! Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Two and Half Men revisited

This week our columnist recounts her brief meeting with Charlie Sheen. Comments (9).
Crime

Cops: Employee stole from workplace

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mill Basin

Growing unrest: Community gardeners slam Floyd Bennett Field pipeline plan

A group of green-thumbed Marine Park residents fear a proposed gas pipeline that will be planted close to their crops. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Cops: 93 Lounge a ‘problem location’

Cops agree with community members who say that the 93 Lounge shouldn’t get its liquor license renewed, but the State Liquor Authority says they have no evidence that the bar is up to no good. Comments (1).
Canarsie

Antique toys find second life

Over a thousand antique toys are on display in this Canarsie collector’s website, and he’s taking requests. Comment.
Bensonhurst

‘Magic Man’ ready for Barclays Center

Bensonhurst-born boxer Paulie Malignaggi snatched a title belt from Welterweight Champion Vyacheslav “Ukraine Master” Senchenko in Donetsk, but he will be defending the belt in Brooklyn. Comment.
Williamsburg

Buy land and buy sea? East River ferry operator wants to accept Metrocards

The operator of a ferry line that connects Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and DUMBO with Manhattan wants to accept MetroCards — a proposal that could streamline payment and lure more landlubbers to commute across the East River, transit advocates say. Comment.
Borough-wide

Make history! Pick which Brooklyn preservation project gets big bucks

A giant corporation will donate millions of dollars to revitalize several cherished Brooklyn landmarks — if enough history buffs vote for them, that is. Comment.
Crime

Cops: Speeding driver found with two bags of pot

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

Monday, April 30, 2012

Bay Ridge

Standoff! Brick-and-mortar merchants occupy food cart sites in Bay Ridge

Several Fifth Avenue businesses set up tables on spots used by food carts — drawing a line in the sidewalk. Comments (13).
Link

Paulie Malignaggi victorious!

Bensonhurst-born boxer Paulie Malignaggi pounded his way to victory yesterday, grabbing the welterweight title from Vyacheslav Senchenko in a match straight out of Rocky IV! Our pals at SuperSport.com has the story. Comment.
Midwood

Elm Avenue plaza plan postponed!

The city has asked a community panel to hold off on its vote for the controversial plaza, claiming it needs more time to win over critics — but critics say they haven’t been contacted. Comments (2).
Ditmas Park

Clipped: City snips barber with petty fine — over his 100-year-old cash register!

Antiques can be costly — but not like this. Comment.
Marine Park

‘Queens Marine’ takes the reins at the 63rd Precinct

There’s a new sheriff in Marine Park — and he’s from Queens! Comment.

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