Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

Greenpoint

Breaking up is hard to do — but it can be funny, too

Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman pen a book about heartbreak Comment.
Bay Ridge

All in the family! Son of disgraced congressman runs for his dad’s seat

Mark Murphy, son of former Rep. Jack Murphy, says he’s going to take on Rep. Michael Grimm in November. Comments (3).

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

Letters

‘Sicko’ facts ALTAR priest tale

Our readers chime in on the Monsignor Brady Christmas tree controversey at Good Shepherd Church — and our headline. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

Big Screecher

Carmine heads to the city — for lunch, not art

This week, Carmine goes off on how much the city has changed since they put in that wacky-looking museum! Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Borough-wide

Meet the borough’s busiest old-timers

The city may call them annoying, but we call them community heroes. Comments (5).
24/7

Drink up — it’s game time!

Our guide to the best sports bars in Brooklyn Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Iran’s nukes are atoms away

A rogue regime courts a nuclear showdown. Comment.
Standing O

COO-grats to the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s new addition!

Standing O is back, to honor Brooklyn’s biggest all-stars. Comment.
Marine Park

Man beaten on Burnett Street

The victim was bruised and battered, but managed to fight his assailants off. Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment.
Op-Ed

Obama wants to slash military spending: is it a good move?

Click below for two views.
Weekend Watch

What the L!

The L train skips Bushwick, and the Q continues its dogged boycott of central Brooklyn. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

Marine Park

Breaking: Dead man found in burning garbage heap

The victim’s remains were uncovered as firefighters put out a rubbish fire near Flatbush Avenue. Comments (5).
Sheepshead Bay

‘Bert and Ernie’ mugged in Sheepshead Bay!

A muppet-hating marauder looted a kiddie ride depicting the famed Sesame Street characters, taking $300 in quarters. Comment.
Bay Ridge

What a load! City switches out confusing street sign, but hated loading zone stays

Ridgites still don’t understand why a corner deli needs a loading zone — especially along parking-starved Fourth Avenue. Comment.
Link

Wow, Carlo is in the money!

Borough President Markowitz’s former cheif of staff wants his old boss’s job in a record-setting way: He’s raisied more than $100,000 quicker than any beep hopeful in history. Check out the story at NYPost.com! Comment.
Brooklyn Courier

The keeper of the knish

The knishes are delicious at Adelman’s deli thanks to owner Mohamed Salem, who keeps the kosher favorite alive. Comments (4).
BoroBeat

Nursing home celebrates Russian Orthodox Christmas

Residents of the Shore View Nursing Home in Brighton Beach were treated to a festive holiday play on Jan. 7 in celebration of the Russian Orthodox Christmas. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Q attack! Thugs jump 20-year-old straphanger

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comment.
Mill Basin

Floored by Fish! Aviators lose to Bluefins, 4–2

Brooklyn got finned! Comment.
Flatbush

Q riders: The MTA is not going our way.

Last weekend’s track closings did not sit well with neighborhood straphangers. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Goons attack 12-year-old on 17th Avenue

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

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

Coney Island

Let’s roll! Marty wants casinos on Coney Island

Wonder Wheel, meet the roulette wheel. Comment.
Marine Park

Race for disgraced pol’s seat heats up

Councilman Lew Fidler (D–Marine Park) and Brighton Beach attorney David Storobin are preparing for a March 20 showdown. Comments (5).
Clinton Hill

The Book of Hov: Clinton Hill pastor gets inspiration from Jay-Z

On Sunday night, Pastor Jamison Galt delivered his inaugural sermon at Christ Church — using the rhymes of hip hop’s self-described savior. Comment.
Downtown

March down the aisle in $tyle at gay expo

Borough Hall is sponsoring the very first wedding expo that targets gay couples looking to tie the knot — and showcasing a collection of businesses looking to cash in on the burgeoning market. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Stamp out fraud with fingerprinting

This week, our columnist gets ink on her hands. Well, other people’s hands. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst is home to borough’s last Blockbuster

The video rental empire, which once boasted stores in nearly every neighborhood, may be down to its last one in Brooklyn. Comments (1).
Coney Island

New Year’s Day attack on Surf Avenue

A bloody stabbing on W. 12th Street leaves a man with cuts to his legs and face. Plus a smattering of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Thieves clean out car — and even take the air bag

The thorough goons lead this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

Coney Island

Homeless camping on Coney Island Creek

Five men are living in a shanty town near Six Diamonds Park that features a vegetable garden — and a Jet Ski! Comments (2).
Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park mourns slain cafe owner

Several dozen celebrated Josh Rubin’s life at Temple Beth Emeth of Flatbush on Sunday. Comments (1).
Boerum Hill

Slammer time! City will reopen House of D next month

Boerum Hill residents fear their lawns and planters will once again become stash spots for drugs, knives and other jail contraband when the Brooklyn House of Detention reopens next month. Comment.
BoroBeat

Three Kings Day steps off with Williamsburg parade

Camels, floats and costumed “kings” brought the magic of the Magi to the festive hordes on Sunday. Comment.
Speak Out

Gerrymandered Bensonhurst lacks leadership

This week, Lou waxes poetically about the neighborhood’s four-headed leadership. Comments (3).
Cobble Hill

Children are truly unbearable in Ben Marcus’ new novel

Author Ben Marcus releases his dystopian novel — a story that will make all parents shudder — at Book Court on Jan. 19. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012

Link

It’s not Carl’s fault!

At least according to New York Magazine! Check out this piece on our ousted state senator. Comment.
Bensonhurst

More iTrapment tales! Bensonhurst man says cops tricked him into buying stolen smart phone

Malik Shahzed is one of two new people speaking out against the NYPD’s controversial iPhone sting. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

New Randazzo’s ‘hoagie hub’ coming to Sheepshead Bay

Get ready for a sandwich war: the Sheepshead Bay seafood staple plans to go up against Jimmy’s Famous Heroes. Comments (2).
Boerum Hill

Sweet Brooklyn Peaches! Duo revives art of synchronized swimming

Two aquatic performers are adding a splash of “Esther Williams” to pool parties around town. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Sage advice on Internet scamming

This week, our columnist reminds you that things aren’t always what they seem. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

Mill Basin

Aviators fall to 1000 Islands Privateers, 6-4

Brooklyn had the game locked up by the third period, but Alexandria Bay bombarded the A’s net, scuttling the Aviators’ victory. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

Marine Park

Teen arrested in delivery man’s death

The bloody Thursday night crash was one of two fatal hit-and-run deaths to take place in southern Brooklyn this week. Comments (3).
Ditmas Park

Remembering Josh Rubin: Memorial service tomorrow for murdered cafe owner

Dozens are expected to attend Sunday’s service at Temple Beth Emeth of Flatbush. Comment.
Mill Basin

Keelhauled! Aviators fall to Privateers in 4-1 rout

Brooklyn couldn’t handle Alexandria Bay’s icy advance. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

Flatlands

Delivery man run down on Gerritsen Avenue

The bloody Thursday night crash was one of two fatal hit-and-run deaths to take place in southern Brooklyn this week. Comment.
Link

In case you missed it … on BrooklynPaper.com

Our buddies at the Brooklyn Paper had this story about people who live in trees in Prospect Park — at least, until the story broke and the city cleared them out. Comment.

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