Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Harbor Watch

Army major keeps native borough close to heart

Borough native Maj. Geoffrey Cole’s military service has taken him thousands of miles away from home, but he still has a place in his heart for Brooklyn. Comment.
BoroBeat

Ten-hut! Recruits get a taste of Army life at Fort Hamilton

New recruits and their families got a sneak peak at their future in the Army with a day of competitions and exhibitions at the base. Comments (6).

Monday, May 14, 2012

Coney Island

Coney gets brawny with strongman show

Muscle-bound stars with names like “Stainless Steel” and “Wonder” will bend your mind with their muscles. Comment.
Downtown plan

Century 21 will open on Fulton Mall

Discount chain Century 21 will become the first new department store on the Fulton Mall in nearly 90 years when it sets up shop in a massive space at the planned City Point development in 2015. Comment.
Dining

Boro’s ramen men unite

The greatest minds of Brooklyn’s Japanese culinary scene are getting together to host a series of very special dining events. Comment.
Cobble Hill

Bookworms and barflies come together for boozy lit crawl

Put on your beer glasses, and join the exodus into the most literary borough of them all. Comment.
Marine Park

Police: Customer punched restaurant employee

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

Sunday, May 13, 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.
Sunday Read

Floyd Bennett Field’s rich history

In this week’s Sunday Read, we harken back to a time when planes made Brooklyn their home. Comment.
Letters

‘Kudos’ to Abruzzo for slammin’ crooked Carl!

Our readers say Carl Kruger was a “nothing” pol, who was aptly delivered a black bulls-eye by our columnist. Comments (1).

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine’s met his match, and it’s Congressman Michael Grimm!

This week, our columnist wonders what could have been had he just stayed in shape! Comments (1).
Bay Ridge

Ridge food vendor war could end up in court

Halal cart workers say they’re being harassed because they’re Middle Eastern — and threatened to sue the city if they’re forced to leave Bay Ridge. Comments (11).

Friday, May 11, 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.
Flatbush

How to support yourself, and others, as an artist in Brooklyn

These Flatbush artists have found the secret to living at home — while providing for their family, too! Comment.
Op-Ed

Is Brooklyn fed up with food vendors?

The simmering feud between food vendors and brick-and-mortar businesses in Bay Ridge boiled over last week when a group of merchants banded together to displace the Middle Eastern Halal Cart, a popular gyro seller, while disseminating anti-vendor literature. The defiant cart continues to sell lamb over rice on Fifth Avenue, but merchants say this food fight is far from over. We asked two major players on this issue to give us their thoughts: Comment.
A Britisher’s View

China’s crimes continue — unchecked

Last week’s trade talks between China and the U.S. ignored China’s gross human rights record for the sake of big business, says our columnist. Comment.
BoroBeat

A taste of Asia in Brooklyn

McKinley Park turned into a showcase of the best Brooklyn’s growing Asian-American community has to offer during last week’s annual Asian-Pacific Heritage Festival. For all the fun, see our slideshow. Comment.
Park Slope

Bad parkers get passive aggressive notes on Prospect Park West

A diehard parking vigilante is trying to rid Park Slope of spot-hogging drivers — one homemade “citation” at a time. Comment.
Weekend Watch

Will this weekend be train-tastic? Only Mother Nature knows

Both the weather — and the MTA — should be with us this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Thief pinches $21,000 in paychecks

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

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Midwood

Midwood plaza plan popped!

The city’s dreams of turning Elm Avenue into a pedestrian plaza will have to be shelved now that its main community sponsor is backing out of the deal, those close to the negotiations say. Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Boardwalk trash cans get summer makeover

More than 100 residents, beachgoers, and elected officials braved the rain on Sunday to paint trash cans as part of the annual art fest, “Boardwalk Barrels of Fun.” Comment.
Bay Ridge

Pipeline pains on Shore Road

Shore Road Park-goers fear that a new city pipeline project will destroy their beloved greenspace. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Kruger’s praying for a kosher cell

Disgraced pol Carl Kruger wants to serve his seven-year sentence for corruption in Otisville, NY — for religious reasons. Comment.
BoroBeat

It’s war! Republicans take on Democrats in bid for tug-of-war glory

State Sen. Marty Golden and his team of GOPers went head to head with Councilman Vincent Gentile’s daring Democrats during an annual Bay Ridge slug-fest: the Bay Ridge Community Council’s tug-of-war competition. Comments (1).
Standing O

Here’s to Nikki-Jo and the power of good!

Put your hands together for the Borough’s bestest and brightest. Comment.
BoroBeat

New ‘Adventures’ afoot for Marine Park tots

Itty Bitty Adventures preschool celebrated its grand opening on Saturday with face-painting, games for tots, and — best of all — Elmo! Comment.
Bensonhurst

Female assailants attack woman on Avenue O

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Fidler election in a tailspin!

Political insiders say Councilman Lew Fidler will lose ground in the never-ending March 20 special election now that a judge has ordered the Board of Elections to count all of the remaining 119 ballots — votes that are expected to be cast for Fidler’s opponent, David Storobin. Comments (2).
Midwood

No love for Midwood’s ‘lovers lane’

Love is in the air, but residents of Olean Street say they don’t want to watch Cupid in action outside their homes any longer. Comment.
Marine Park

Booted! Marine Park Civic removes member over clash about field house delays

Activist John Manzola was so frustrated over the Marine Park Field House’s ongoing delays that he screamed at Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffries and Councilman Lew Fidler (D–Marine Park) during a recent meeting. Civic leaders removed him from the executive board for conduct unbecoming a member. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Gentleman’s battle! Akselrod kicks off Assembly bid against Cymbrowitz

Ben Akselrod plans to unseat Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, but refuses to say anything negative about the 11-year incumbent. Let’s get ready to rumble! Comments (8).
Bay Ridge

City called in to end Ridge block war

Councilman Vincent Gentile pulled the city’s Department of Small Business Services into the ongoing turf war between Fifth Avenue merchants and street vendors. Comments (8).
Bensonhurst

St. Athanasius pitches in for ‘blood’ hound

Big-hearted parishioners raised money so a diabetic child could get a dog that can sniff out the boy’s blood sugar levels, and call for paramedics if the tyke goes into diabetic shock! Click here to read this amazing story. Comment.
BoroBeat

CB15 trounced! Neighborhood group beats board 20–9 in softball game

The Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association trounced Community Board 15 in the groups’ annual charity softball game on May 6. For all the action, check out our slideshow. Comment.
Gavel to Gavel

Three years for Kruger crony

David Rosen’s sentencing leads this week’s Gavel to Gavel. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

To err is human, to scream vulgarities is wrong

This week, our columnist has a problem with how a fellow commuter chose to exercise his freedom of speech. Comments (1).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Coney Island

Coney Island’s ‘Downtownification’ is underway

Call it “Coney Heights.” Comments (3).
Bay Ridge

Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade facing a soldier slump

The 145-year-old cavalcade of war heroes could fade into oblivion if it can’t get more recruits, worried organizers said. Comment.
Midwood

High-end dining hits Midwood

The upscale Wolf and Lamb steakhouse is expanding its brand, bringing the high-end kosher cuisine revolution to Avenue M. Comment.
BoroBeat

Bike tour re-opens old wounds

The Five Boro Bike Tour shut down streets and highways citywide on Sunday — again sparking a heated debate between pro-bike and pro-car Bay Ridgites. Comments (1).
BoroBeat

Laughs in the laboratory

Parents and students of PS 255 spent Thursday night conducting basic experiments at an event that proved science is fun. Check out the good times in our slideshow. Comment.
BoroBeat

Giving Broadway a run for its money

Brooklyn Theater Arts High School’s newly renovated auditorium provided students with better lighting and acoustics for their rockin’ production of “Footloose.” Comments (2).
Flatbush

Cops search for trio behind Radio Shack heists

Police have questions — and Radio Shack wants answers. Comment.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Manhattan Beach

Seeing red! Manhattan Beachers want city to ignore rules and put in traffic light

The city put a flashing yellow light at Ocean Avenue to calm traffic, but Manhattan Beach residents want more. 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).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan gives advice on how not to become a ‘boomeranger’

This week, our columnist lists jobs that high school students should consider — if they want a job when they graduate college in four years. Comment.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Link

Man killed in horrific Ocean Parkway head-on collision

Police say a 23-year-old Brooklyn College student was killed when a speeding BMW lost control near Avenue X and weaved into oncoming traffic, hitting the man’s mini-van. The Daily News has the story.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Is Barbra coming to Barclays?

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

Brooklyn-born Beastie Boy Adam Yauch dead

The member of the beloved hip-hop trio responsible for hits including “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” and “Sabotage” passed away at age 47.
Sheepshead Bay

Mayor Kadir Topbas Istanbul-ish about Brooklyn

The mayor of Istanbul was the guest of honor at the Turkish Cultural Center’s Friendship Dinner on April 24. Comment.

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